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Nasty, Brutish, and Short: The Quirks & Quarks Guide to Animal Sex and Other Weird Behaviour - 2835644613

82,72 zł

Nasty, Brutish, and Short: The Quirks & Quarks Guide to Animal Sex and Other Weird Behaviour MCCLELLAND & STEWART

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Birds do it, and bees do it, so do all animals, some of them in weird and wonderful ways. Quirks & Quarks' latest book explores the more bizarre behaviours of more than 100 creatures, from barnacles to Panda bears. The tiny spider that has to tear off one of its two huge sex organs just to be able to get around; the sea slug that produces a powerful love drug and mates with both males and females; the bedbug that stabs its penis into the female's abdomen -- the range of animal sexual practices is mind-boggling. And it's not only reproduction that has them doing very strange things. There's a beetle that shoots a stream of boiling hot, toxic liquid when it's threatened; a lizard that can run on water; a shrimp that explodes its prey. Quirks & Quarks' latest guide is much more than a catalogue of peculiar practices, it's an engrossing look at the astonishing behaviours different animals have evolved in order to survive and reproduce.


Consolations of Philosophy - 2212839584

45,80 zł

Consolations of Philosophy Penguin

Nauki humanistyczne

Alain de Botton, best-selling author of How Proust can Change Your Life, has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Here then are Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche on some of the things that bother us all; lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety, the fear of failure and the pressure to conform.


Natasha's Dance - 2212836413

54,10 zł

Natasha's Dance Penguin

Powieści i opowiadania

Orlando Figes


The Sorry Tale - 2847391740

96,40 zł

The Sorry Tale Forgotten Books

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Excerpt from The Sorry Tale: A Story of the Time of Christ The story of the invisible author of The Sorry Tale was told in the book entitled Patience Worth: a Psychic Mystery, It seems sufficient here to present a brief statement of the facts in relation to that phenomenal personality. She came to Mrs. John H. Curran, of St. Louis, Missouri, one evening in the summer of 1913, as Mrs. Curran sat with a ouija board on her knees, and introduced herself as Patience Worth, with the declaration that she had lived long ago and now had come again. From that time she has poured out a continuous stream of communications, conversational or literary, including hundreds of poems, numerous parables and allegories, several short stories, a drama, and two novels. All of her compositions are distinguished by the archaic form of her language, which is, however, not the same in any two of her larger works, there being important dialectal variations that make each one quite different from the others in this particular, and the archaic quality as well as the dialectal form varies as much in her minor productions and in her conversations. Yet upon all of them is the impress of a single creative personality. Each and every one of them bears the imprint of Patience Worth. Mrs. Curran, through whom all of this matter has come, is a young woman of normal disposition and temperament, intelligent and vivacious. She receives the communications with the aid of the mechanical device known as the ouija board as a recording instrument. There is no trance or any abnormal mental state. She sits down with the ouija board as she might sit down to a typewriter, and the receipt of the communications begins with no more ceremony than a typist would observe. Mrs. Curran has had no experience in literary composition and has made no study of literature, ancient or modern. Nor, it may be added, has she made any study of the history, the religions, or the social customs of the period of this story, nor of the geography or topography of the regions in which it is laid. Her knowledge of Palestine and of the beginnings of ijie Christian religion is no greater, and probably no less, than that of the average communicant. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Drawings and Ephemera - 2826673409

193,45 zł

Drawings and Ephemera Damiani

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

This books is drawn from a large archive of design work (comprised of 1500 individual items that include some 600 drawings, color Xeroxes, swatch references and inspirational material) by Stephen Sprouse that spans the years of 1974 to the late 1980?s. Sprouse?s meteoric rise to become America?s daring darling of the Fashion World is a story still being processed. The works in the book focus on a period reflective of Sprouse?s participation with and connection to the glamourous, high profile Uptown studios of Bill Blass and Halston and his profound embrace of the Downtown vibe of the East Village and the Bowery. It is here where he would ultimately create his most iconic design work surrounded by a hotbed of furious creativity, where art/fashion/music thrived as interdisciplinary talents. Stephen Sprouse would embody this revolutionary fusion like no other.The works on paper include sketches and designs executed with Sprouse?s facile and powerful use of ink markers. With this medium Sprouse?s line conjures the delicate and fluid to the dense and bold with the urgency of an explanation point! Several of the works represent Sprouse?s use of the Xerox machine which allowed him quick design options including application of vivid gouache color. Paper is only varied by the sketchbook or notepad in use or, as in some of the earliest works, lined paper from classic hole punched or spiral bound notebooks are employed. Rock and punk music were a constant theme for Sprouse engaging his aesthetic sensibilities. An early ink drawing from the mid 70s depicts a raven-haired model wearing a dress that features a long skirt with a slit beside which Sprouse hand writes the words in large caps ?GO JACKIE GO-GO-GO? ? invoking the former First Lady to dance with abandon! There are several nods to Jackie Onassis in Sprouse's drawings. Another drawing shows a coiffed, chic, brunette in a bright, hand-colored red jacket and skirt ensemble. An observance from another Halston assistant of the day stated that Stephen really saw ?the edge? in Jackie and added she would come to the Atelier and Stephen would hem her pants. The image of the two together in this gesture brings to mind compositions of reverence not dissimilar to religious or royal court paintings of the Renaissance - such was the devotion to his muse. In the late 70?s, his most important muse was Debbie Harry of the group Blondie. For Debbie, his close friend and roommate as well, he created perhaps his most iconic designs. His true debut to the public at large commenced the minute Debbie stepped onto the stage to sing ?Heart of Glass? in a 1978 televised/video appearance where she wore an off the shoulder short dress. Debbie?s Sprouse original was designed with a fabric Stephen created from tv and video scanlines that he photographed, Xeroxed and silkscreened. Life imitating art. The birth of Punk, an arguably American invention, headquartered itself in the East Village and Bowery streets and Sprouse was in his element here. Certainly, the title and lyrics of a classic New York Dolls song inspired the subtitle of this exhibit. One drawing on view depicts a female model in rock stance whipping a microphone in hand and bears Sprouse?s handwritten reference to a Patti Smith lyric ?Starts Pumpinnn? ?? My Heart (Pumpin)? - from her 1976 Radio Ethiopia album. From these influential dynamics, Sprouse would launch collections coveted by women and men and celebrated as much Uptown as Downtown for their brilliant attitude. We see the trajectory of the designer?s career as it developed in these works displayed. At its height, Stephen?s work would jump off the pages of every conceivable Fashion magazine. His designs would embed themselves into the creative banks of the Fashion Industry and continue to influence that community to this day.Recognized at age 14 as a ?boy genius? in an article by Eugenia Sheppard written in 1966 for The International Herald Tribune, the notoriously shy talent found himself placed in the constellations of fame and notoriety. This book is a look at that engine of geniusness. It was observed by peers and friends that music blasted from Sprouse?s studio while he worked at the speed of light ? breaking a sound barrier of sorts ? but on paper. Sprouse?s line is pure energy. The black marker is his fuel. Such assuredness of vision is discovered in the wake of his extraordinary journey. It was said that when Warhol was laid to rest, he was buried in a suit by Stephen Sprouse. It was also reported that in Sprouse?s too early passing, that one of his ?beloved? markers was placed in his hand. One could imagine the heavenly collaborations between the two superstars. In any case, Sprouse?s life and his contributions are beyond legend.


Interview - 2826718709

67,58 zł

Interview Forgotten Books

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Excerpt from The Interview: Companion Volume to "Enquire Within" The father of the family states his reasons for understanding the journey. A few days ago my boy returned from school, not merely for the Christmas-holidays, but with the intention of going no more to the educational establishment in which he had been for the last four years. When I tell you that, although I have four daughters, this is my only boy, you will be able to judge from what you have experienced yourself or witnessed in others, the pride I feel in this lad, the joy that it gives me to watch his progress from the simplicity of childhood to the intelligence of youth; and how anxious I am that he may reach the maturity of manhood, and be an honour to the name he bears, long after my own history, with all its errors and sorrows, has terminated. The recent Christmas was to me and to my boy an era of great importance. I had arranged, in taking him from school, to place him under the tutorship of Dr. Renford, a gentleman of great educational acquirements, who devotes himself to the tutorship of two or three pupils, but never undertakes a larger number at the same tune. I rejoiced to think that, in his fellow-pupils, my boy would find that companionship with youth which is so essential to the preservation of the genial qualities of the young heart, while he would receive from his tutor a more direct attention, a more individual watchfulness, than I could hope to obtain for him in a large establishment. I had, therefore, arranged that, during the holidays, Dr. Renford should be a visitor at our house, chiefly for the purpose of reconciling my boy to the change, and to the person who was to be his future teacher; for, being a youth of warm attachment, he had become very fond of his old schoolmaster; and to part with some of his school-fellows had caused him indescribable pain. It is surprising how, in youth, the smallest incidents swell the tide of grief, and trifles, which a sterner acquaintance with the world enables us to completely forget, seem to plunge us into the depths of misery. I had considered and prepared for this, in the arrangements made at home, to cheer my pet boy during the holidays, and to wean him by degrees from old attachments. But, in thus providing for the happiness of my boy, I did not anticipate the delight which I myself should find in the society of the amiable and gifted Dr. Renford, who, during the short time that he stayed with us, had really put me through the very process which I had designed for my boy. By his conversations upon things that were new to me, and by pointing out sources of mental gratification which, though close at hand, were utterly unknown to me, he had completely weaned me from erroneous opinions to which I had long foolishly clung, and had tutored me to a new discipline of the heart and mind, in a way that cannot fail to influence the soul. I will tell you how this influence came to be felt by me, although the incident which I shall relate is only one of many that occurred during the time that my friend, Dr. Renford, remained with me. My young people, with their mamma, made up a party to go and see the Wizard - "the Great Wizard of the North" - as he was called. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at


Double Take - 2848130282

150,30 zł

Double Take The Do-Not Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

What's a copper to do when his snitch's information is only half-correct? The drugs are where Blind Hugh said they'd be, but where are curry addict Big Benny, finance wizard Ash the Cash, and their dogsbodies Rafik and Julian? Chief Inspector Frank McEnvoy confiscates the cocaine, replaces it with talcum powder, stashes the bags in the most decrepit stationhouse in England, then waits for Big Benny et al. to come after it. Alas, the set-up fails to nail Big Benny, and McEnvoy is forced from the CID in disgrace, while his second-in-command, Jim Driver, is promoted to Inspector. A year later, McEnvoy's working security at Angel's Wings Transport when Driver, on a tip from the tattletale Blind Hugh, pops around with the news that Tyler Pharmaceutical's miracle cancer drug, Coletoxore, is about to be hijacked-by Big Benny, of course-before Angel's Wings can put it on a flight to Bombay. But wicked Mortlake Eddy is also after the Coletoxore, and the cops have to foil two takeover attempts at Cargo Village, the freight terminal area at Heathrow Airport-even as, unbeknownst to crooks and coppers and even Blind Hugh, still other hands are arranging a drug switcheroo, leading to heavy-duty forklifting, spectacular car crashes, a Driver debacle, and a last laugh for McEnvoy. Ripley (That Angel Look, 1998, etc.) likes his story so much he tells it twice: first as a short novel, then as a screenplay. Though it hardly bears repeating, this amusing tale just may send you out in search of a hot curry dinner. (Kirkus Reviews)


Neo-Nazis and German Unification - 2839139814

309,40 zł

Neo-Nazis and German Unification Greenwood Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

This book traces the activity of the neo-Nazis in Germany from the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 to the present. Lewis, who lived in Germany, based this pioneering study on first-hand research. He emphasizes the impact of unification on the growth of right-wing militancy throughout Germany-providing examples of neo-Nazi and skinhead activities-as well as the government's efforts to control the growing extremist movement. Although the movement remains relatively small, five years after unification, it is one that bears watching. The first chapter reviews the events surrounding the unification and sets the stage for the increasingly vocal neo-Nazi movement. The primary goal of the following chapters is to trace the movement's chronological evolution from unification through the high points in 1992 and 1993 to the governmental efforts to reduce the growing threat in 1994. Key to the discussions are the examples of violence and brutality directly linked to the neo-Nazis in the 1990s. Numerous incidents are cited that reflect the sheer brutality and wanton disregard for authority in a newly formed nation struggling financially and emotionally with bringing two divergent societies together. Imbedded in the chronological dialogue are short, personal sketches of leading neo-Nazis both inside and outside Germany who directly influence the movement. The entire book encapsulates the rise, once again, of those elements of Hitler's Third Reich that were so abhorrent in the 1930s and 1940s.


In the Wake of the Frontier - 2835639086

91,52 zł

In the Wake of the Frontier BERTRAMS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Isolation. The Alaskan Territory. In the 1950s Alaska was not yet a state when a young woman, the author Ruth Vincent, accompanied her biologist husband to remote Afognak Island. The two were alone with short-wave radio and bush pilots as their only connection with the outside world. Months at a time would elapse without Ruth even seeing another woman. Foxes became pets, mail was delivered by bush pilots, snowshoes were essential, and puffin eggs enhanced meals. "In the Wake of the Frontier" vividly portrays this three-year adventure. Life on Afognak Island included coping without electricity or running water, facing Kodiak brown bears, and dealing with life-threatening situations. At the same time, the stunning Alaskan scenery and idyllic peacefulness were breathtaking. Through the author's eyes, dealing with emergencies, aloneness, and inconveniences all come alive in this engaging historical memoir.


Kniha Almoni - 2841431884

233,51 zł

Kniha Almoni Alphascript Publishing

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Placeholder names for people include: (Ivan), (Dragan) and (Petkan); used in this order. Ivan is the most common Bulgarian name, while the other two are quite old-fashioned names. (Petar Petrov) is most commonly used to describe an ordinary person with nothing interesting to note about. A colloquial placeholder name for towns is the railway junction of Kaspichan, which often bears the connotation of a far-off forgotten place. Villages could be referred to as " " (Gorno Nanadolnishte), literally "Upper Downhill". Distant places can be referred to as " " ( is archaic dialectal for mother, now used as obscenity), " " (at geography's ass). Short distance may be referred to as " " (at a spit's distance), " " (at a dick's length).


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