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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - 2212831435

17,40 zł

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Barnes&Noble

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Huckleberry Finn, rebel against school and church, casual inheritor of gold treasure, rafter of the Mississippi, and savior of Jim the runaway slave, is the archetypical American maverick. Fleeing the respectable society that wants to sivilize him, Huck Finn shoves off with Jim on a rhapsodic raft journey down the Mississippi River. The two bind themselves to one another, becoming intimate friends and agreeing there warn`t no home like a raft, after all. Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don`t. You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.As Huck learns about love, responsibility, and morality, the trip becomes a metaphoric voyage through his own soul, culminating in the glorious moment when he decides to go to hell rather than return Jim to slavery.


Hobbit and Philosophy - 2826762607

85,99 zł

Hobbit and Philosophy Wiley

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A philosophical exploration of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved classic--just in time for the December 2012 release of Peter Jackson's new film adaptation, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is one of the best-loved fantasy books of all time and the enchanting "prequel" to The Lord of the Rings . With the help of some of history's great philosophers, this book ponders a host of deep questions raised in this timeless tale, such as: Are adventures simply "nasty, disturbing, uncomfortable things" that "make you late for dinner," or are they exciting and potentially life-changing events? What duties do friends have to one another? Should mercy be extended even to those who deserve to die? Gives you new insights into The Hobbit 's central characters, including Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Gollum, and Thorin and their exploits, from the Shire through Mirkwood to the Lonely Mountain Explores key questions about The Hobbit 's story and themes, including: Was the Arkenstone really Bilbo's to give? How should Smaug's treasure have been distributed? Did Thorin leave his "beautiful golden harp" at Bag-End when he headed out into the Wild? (If so, how much could we get for that on eBay?) Draws on the insights of some of the world's deepest thinkers, from Confucius, Plato, and Aristotle to Immanuel Kant, William Blake, and contemporary American philosopher Thomas Nagel From the happy halls of Elrond's Last Homely House to Gollum's "slimy island of rock," The Hobbit and Philosophy is a must read for longtime Tolkien fans as well as those discovering Bilbo Baggins and his adventures "there and back again" for the first time.


Billy Dixon & Adobe Walls - 2837310855

89,48 zł

Billy Dixon & Adobe Walls Leonaur Ltd

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Life and Adventures of "Billy" Dixon by Billy Dixon The Battle of Adobe Walls by Edward Campbell Little Two essential accounts of the south western plains in frontier days This special edition book contains two works-'Billy' Dixon's remarkable autobiography of his life on the south western plains of the American frontier of the post Civil War period and a useful and interesting article taken from the pages of Pearsons Magazine which describes the renowned battle at Abode Walls with contributions from many of the participants. For anybody interested in the history of the West, 'Billy' Dixon's name will be a familiar one. Drawn to the excitement of frontier life when no more than a boy, he lived life in full measure as a teamster, buffalo hunter and scout for the army. Dixon was well known as an outstanding marksman and when the day of battle came in July 1874 there were few among the defenders of Adobe Walls more prepared or more equal to the challenges of those three desperate days of conflict. Here legends were made as the Comanches and Kiowas under the renowned Quanah Parker charged to destruction time and again. By Dixon's side fought the young 'Bat Masterson' soon to be known as another figure of fame on the frontier. After Abode Walls Dixon's involvement with Miles' expedition brought him to yet another heroic fight with hostile Indians in the 'Buffalo Wallow Fight'. Together these two narratives make a unique book. Available in soft cover and hard back with dustjacket.


Pardon My French - 2826757783

78,06 zł

Pardon My French Yucca Publishing

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To make a friend is a joy. To make a friend in another country is a wonderment--a small miracle. Pardon My French follows the lives of an American couple who have embraced a daunting mission: Not to be spectators in France, but to be absorbed by France. Amidst the minefields of linguistic faux pas, the perplexities of French gestures, the exquisite and often exotic cuisine, and the splendor of Christmas on the Mediterranean--see what it is like for an occasionally gruff American to be adopted into a new family. Witness the hugging, the teasing, and the laughter that follows, when nothing on earth could be more perfect. Experience what it is like to fall in love with the French. Follow the adventures of the author as he pits his rather staid and conventional driving skills against the French speed demons of Languedoc. Step into his sneakers as he tests his basketball prowess against the young French bucks adorned with backward ball caps and over-the-knee Chicago Bulls game shorts. Watch how he frolics in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time with a French topless companion. Marvel as he sits in with a world-class French jazz band. Observe him overcome his shyness in talking to the beautiful nude model from his painting class in the studio atop the village police station. Envision how he learns to dance the tango with his head upright, his chest expanded, and his strides befitting a newly adorned French god--one with sensuality on his mind.


Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier - 2834688220

89,48 zł

Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier Leonaur Ltd

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The men who really made the West wild The author of this book of collected anecdotes of the American West when it was at its wildest after the American Civil War, was well qualified for the task for he lived through its dangerous and exciting days and knew many of its most renowned characters personally. He was a cattleman and ranch owner, becoming in later life an enthusiastic author and this book is one of several which draw upon his western experiences. Those fascinated by the period will find much of interest here, Indian fights and fighters, the deeds of the trailblazers, the pioneer days of the great cattle drives, cowboys and the adventures of famous (and infamous) exponents of what some refer to as 'triggernomitry.' These larger than life men hail from both sides of law and some-particularly smitten with 'triggerfingeritis' as the author describes it-were driven to acts of terrible violence almost irrespective of the cause. Clay Allison, Boone May, Captain John Smith and a host of other six-gun killers all feature within these pages. Bronson was a widely travelled man and his western accounts are accompanied by interesting episodes from the days of balloon flight and from another frontier-that of darkest Africa. A highly entertaining read-which focuses on several characters who may be new to those interested in the subject-from an authentic voice. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.


Falling Upwards - 2845521561

114,55 zł

Falling Upwards Harper Collins

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Falling Upwards tells the story of the enigmatic group of men and women who first risked their lives to take to the air, and so discovered a new dimension of human experience. Why they did it, what their contemporaries thought of them, and how their flights revealed the secrets of our planet in wholly unexpected ways is its subject. In this heart-lifting book, the Romantic biographer Richard Holmes floats across the world following the pioneer generation of balloon aeronauts, from the first heroic experiments of the Montgolfiers in 1780s to the tragic attempt to fly a balloon to the North Pole in the 1890s. It is a compelling adventure story of the kind that only Holmes could tell. Dramatic sequences move from the early Anglo-French balloon rivalries, the crazy firework flights of beautiful Sophie Blanchard; the revelatory ascents over the great Victorian cities and sprawling industrial towns of Northern Europe; and the astonishing long-distance voyages of the American entrepreneur John Wise, and the French photographer Felix Nadar. Later we find balloons used to observe the horrors of modern battle during the American Civil War (including a memorable flight by General Custer); the legendary tale of sixty balloons that escaped Paris during the Prussian siege of 1870; and the terrifying high-altitude flights of James Glaisher FRS who rose above seven miles without oxygen, helping to establish the new science of meteorology as well as the environmental notion - so important to us today - of a 'fragile' planet. Besides the aeronauts themselves, readers will also discover the many writers and dreamers - from Mary Shelley to Edgar Alan Poe, from Charles Dickens to Jules Verne - who felt the imaginative impact of flight and allowed it to soar in their work. Through all these adventures, the narrative continually lifts off in unexpected literary and scientific directions, exploring the interplay between technology and science fiction, the understanding of the biosphere, and the metaphysics of flight itself. Most of all, through the strange allure of the great balloonists, Holmes offers another of his subtle portraits of human endeavour, recklessness and vision.


What's your method Mr. Holmes? Deduction, dear Freud, deduction! - 2827082528

109,63 zł

What's your method Mr. Holmes? Deduction, dear Freud, deduction! GRIN Verlag

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, printed single-sided, grade: 2,0, University of Frankfurt (Main), 29 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In the movie The Seven-Per-Cent-Solution, Sigmund Freud and Sherlock Holmes join their forces in a rather weird series of adventures. In this paper, these two legendary figures will meet again: Freud, a detective of the unconscious, and Holmes, the famous Victorian investigator of the criminal side of human nature. The first, a historical character who has entered popular imagination; the latter, a fictional one so well known that he has often been taken for real. §So why will they meet again? Well, apart from their love of cocaine , Holmes and Freud share a certain style of reasoning, more precisely, both of them make use of a method of reading signs known as the Morelli-method . One part of this paper primarily deals with the style of reasoning Sherlock Holmes is making use of and how he applies his method. Therefore, the term paper will mainly refer to Arthur Conan Doyle's detective novels A Scandal in Bohemia and The Sign of Four.§Another part of the paper will give a closer look at Sigmund Freud and his method. Therefore, a short introduction of his theory of psychoanalysis will be given, followed and underlined by examples from one of his ingenuous case studies, commonly known as The Wolf-Man. Especially the centerpiece of this case-study, the analysand's dream, will be discussed.§After that the collected similarities between Sherlock Holmes and Sigmund Freud respectively the analogies between the literary and the scientific discourse of the time of the late 19th and the early 20th century will be summarized. This will form the main part of this paper. It will turn out that Holmes and the Viennese professor do not only use a similar method to solve their cases which is well observed and described by Carlo Ginzburg in the essay Morelli, Freud, and Sherlock Holmes: Clues and Scientific Method. Even the narrative structure of their case-studies is of striking ressemblance. §The conlusion will emphasise in general the importance of Holmes and Freud for the Victorian society of their days. But before shedding some light on these two brilliant thinkers, it is necessary to take a short glimpse on the so-called and already mentioned Morelli-method .


Story of Paul Bunyan - 2846351425

82,50 zł

Story of Paul Bunyan AMMO Books

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THE STORY OF PAUL BUNYAN shares the folktale of one of the most famous and popular North American folk heroes. The story traces the outdoor adventures of Paul Bunyan, the giant lumberjack, and his companion, Babe the Blue Ox. This version, written by Barbara Emberley and illustrated through woodcuts by Ed Emberley, is a graphically and visually stunning book. Originally published in 1963, this classic book is another great addition to AMMO's new list of vintage classic reissues.


Dungeons & Dragons game designers - 2847100071

91,07 zł

Dungeons & Dragons game designers Books LLC, Reference Series

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 61. Chapters: Gary Gygax, Ian Livingstone, Dave Arneson, Paul Jaquays, Jeff Grubb, Tracy Hickman, Aaron S. Rosenberg, Lenard Lakofka, Frank Mentzer, Ed Greenwood, Warren Spector, Rich Burlew, Charles Stross, Rodney Thompson, Nigel Findley, Douglas Niles, Stan!, Bruce Cordell, Andy Collins, Tim Kask, David Cook, Richard Baker, Brian Blume, Steve Winter, Jean Rabe, Peter Adkison, Robin Laws, Monte Cook, Michael Breault, Roger E. Moore, Kim Mohan, Katharine Kerr, Angel Leigh McCoy, Aaron Allston, Keith Baker, John Eric Holmes, Bill Slavicsek, Wolfgang Baur, Troy Denning, Robert J. Kuntz, Jim Ward, Rob Heinsoo, Michael Dobson, Jon Pickens, Robert J. Schwalb, James Wyatt, Ken Rolston, J. Robert King, Bruce Heard, Harold Johnson, David Noonan, Carl Sargent, Paul Reiche III, Sean K. Reynolds, Colin McComb, Skip Williams, François Marcela-Froideval, Brian R. James, Allen Varney, Sue Weinlein Cook, Mike Carr, Trampas Whiteman, Rick Krebs, Anne Gray McCready, Erik Mona, Tom Moldvay, Jonathan Tweet, Chris Pramas, James Jacobs, Patrick Lucien Price, Steven Schend, Anthony J. Bryant, John D. Rateliff, Steve Miller, John Rogers, Dean Shomshak, Barbara G. Young, Steve Perrin, Miranda Horner, Owen K.C. Stephens, Ray Winninger, Christopher Kubasik, Timothy Brown, Mike Pondsmith, Mike Mearls, Jason Carl, Mike Selinker, Frederick Weining, Jason Bulmahn, Ann Dupuis, Shane Lacy Hensley, John Snead, Brian Campbell, Julia Martin, Gary Holian, Anne Brown, Greg A. Vaughan. Excerpt: Ernest Gary Gygax (July 27, 1938 - March 4, 2008; last name pronounced ) was an American writer and game designer best known for co-creating the pioneering role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) with Dave Arneson. Gygax is generally acknowledged as the father of role-playing games. In the 1960s, Gygax created an organization of wargaming clubs and founded the Gen Con gaming convention. In 1971, he helped develop Chainmail, a miniatures wargame based on medieval warfare. He co-founded the company Tactical Studies Rules (TSR, Inc.) with childhood friend Don Kaye in 1973. The following year, he and Dave Arneson created Dungeons & Dragons, which expanded on his work on Chainmail and included elements of the fantasy stories he loved as a child. In the same year, he founded The Dragon, a magazine based around the new game. In 1977, Gygax began work on a more comprehensive version of the game, called Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. Gygax designed numerous manuals for the game system, as well as several pre-packaged adventures called "modules" that gave a person running a D&D game (the "Dungeon Master") a rough script and ideas on how to run a particular gaming scenario. In 1983, he worked to license the D&D product line into the successful Dungeons & Dragons cartoon series. After leaving TSR in 1985 over issues with its new majority owner, Gygax continued to create role-playing game titles independently, beginning with the multi-genre Dangerous Journeys in 1992. He designed another gaming system called Lejendary Adventure, released in 1999. In 2005, Gygax was involved in the Castles & Crusades role-playing game, which was conceived as a hybrid between D&D's third edition and the original version of the game conceived by Gygax. Gygax was married twice and had six children. In 2004, he suffered two strokes, narrowly avoided a subsequent heart attack, and was then diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm, from which he died in March 2008. Gary Gygax was born in Ch...


Gotham Academy Vol 3 - 2842841276

72,49 zł

Gotham Academy Vol 3

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Fiction & related items>Fiction: special features

Another Turning Point, A Fork Stuck In The Road. Life Grabs You By The Wrist... And Hands You This Years Gotham Academy Yearbook The Students Of Gothams Most Prestigious Prep School Are Back And Theyve Just Survived One Heck Of A Year Within The Walls Of Gotham Academy. Now Its Time For Everyone To Look Back And Experience Some Of The Lost Adventures From The School Year That Was. Featuring Stories And Art By Some Of Comics Best And Brightest Creators Including Dustin Nguyen BATMAN LIL GOTHAM, Derek Firdolfs BATMAN LIL GOTHAM And Rafael Albuquerque AMERICAN VAMPIRE, As Well As From Regular Series Writer Brenden Fletcher BATGIRL Collects


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