The Mongoliad

Author: Neal Stephenson
Publisher: Mongoliad Trilogy
ISBN: 9781612182360
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In 1241, warriors try to stop the Mongols from invading Europe; in the nineteenth century, a group of martial artists provide a language expert with lost manuscripts to translate that chronicle their ancestors' thirteenth century battles.

The Mongoliad

Author: Neal Stephenson
Publisher: 47 North
ISBN: 9781612182384
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The conclusion of the epic adventures of the Shield-Brethren.

Historical Dictionary Of Postmodernist Literature And Theater

Author: Fran Mason
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442276207
Size: 24.13 MB
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on postmodernist writers, the important postmodernist aesthetic practices.

Rudolph

Author: Mark Teppo
Publisher: Resurrection House
ISBN: 1630230243
Size: 72.34 MB
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Rudolph! is a first-person account of the behind-the-scenes workings at the North Pole. Narrated by Bernard Rosewood, one of the elves of the North Pole Consortium, the story begins with Santa's realization that a young girl's request to get her dad back for Christmas isn't going to happen. Dad, you see, died in a car accident on a snowy road shortly after Thanksgiving. The NPC can do a lot, but they can't do miracles. Enter Rudolph, who has been hairless, cranky, and perpetually irradiated since the unfortunate malfunction of the Nuclear Clock in 1964. Rudolph is a survivor of the worst accident in the 400-plus years of NPC delivery, and if there is anyone on staff who believes in miracles more than jolly Saint Nick, it's Rudolph. Bernie, in a valiant effort to keep Christmas from going off the rails, is swept up into a Heaven-storming, Hell-crusading, Night of Bad Musical Numbers adventure to ensure that every child wakes up with presents on Christmas morning. Rudolph! is a funny and fast-paced reaction to 40 years of world-weary cynicism, technological advances, and post-millennial ennui since Rankin/Bass brought a stop motion reindeer into our living rooms.

Global Economic Prospects January 2016

Author: WorldBank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464806764
Size: 80.54 MB
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The January 2016 edition of Global Economic Prospects discusses current global and regional economic developments and prospects, analyzing key challenges and opportunities confronting developing countries. This volume addresses, among other topics, spillovers from large emerging markets and macroeconomic vulnerabilities during resource development. Global Economic Prospects is a World Bank Group Flagship Report. Semiannually (January and June), it examines global economic developments and prospects, with a special focus on developing countries. The report includes analysis of topical policy challenges faced by developing countries through in-depth research in the January edition and shorter analytical pieces in the June edition.

Storytelling Across Worlds

Author: Tom Dowd
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136071423
Size: 49.18 MB
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Don’t restrict your creative property to one media channel. Make the essential leap to transmedia! From film to television to games and beyond, Storytelling Across Worlds gives you the tools to weave a narrative universe across multiple platforms and meet the insatiable demand of today’s audience for its favorite creative property. This, the first primer in the field for both producers and writers, teaches you how to: * Employ film, television, games, novels, comics, and the web to build rich and immersive transmedia narratives * Create writing and production bibles for transmedia property * Monetize your stories across separate media channels * Manage transmedia brands, marketing, and rights * Work effectively with writers and producers in different areas of production * Engage audiences with transmedia storytelling Up-to-date examples of current transmedia and cross-media properties accompany each chapter and highlight this hot but sure-to-be enduring topic in modern media.

Energy And Mechanical Engineering

Author: Steven Y Liang
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814749516
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The International Conference on Energy and Mechanical Engineering brought together scientists and engineers from energy and engineering sectors to share and compare notes on the latest development in energy science, automation, control and mechanical engineering. This proceedings compiled and selected 156 articles organized into Energy Science and Technology; Mechanical Engineering; Automation and Control Engineering. Amongst them, are the results and development of Government sponsored research projects undertaken both in universities, research institutes, and across industry, reflecting the state-of-art technological know-how of Chinese scientists. Contents: Energy Science and TechnologyMechanical EngineeringAutomation and Control Engineering Readership: Graduate students and researcher interested in the topics of energy studies and mechanical engineering. Key Features:This book contains a large range of topics, from Energy Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering to Automation and Control Engineering. It is an invaluable source for other researchers, engineers, and academicians, as well as industrial professionalsIt welcomes authors from universities, institutions, labs, etc., which means that it provides different information according to different readers and different needsThis book will not only serve as a reference to the readers, but also an important tool for the authors to re-examine their researches by comparing them to other similar ones shown in other papers

British Diplomacy And The Descent Into Chaos

Author: J. Fisher
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230359817
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Recreating the diplomatic career of Jack Garnett, from 1902-1919, John Fisher reveals a fascinating individual as well as contextualizing his story with regard to British policy in the countries to which he was posted in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, during a period of rapid change in international politics and in Britain's world role.

Halo Primordium

Author: Greg Bear
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0765323974
Size: 58.56 MB
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Continues the story of the ancient Forerunners engineering race, who are worshiped as gods by the Covenant while their mysterious connection to humanity slowly unfolds --