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Gazira Babeli By Domenico Quaranta et al.
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Originally published in 2008, this book documents the life and work of Gazira Babeli, the avatar artist active in Second Life between 2006 and 2010. In about 4 years, Gazira Babeli has created a vast... More > body of works which address the world she lives in, and which have lent her such a solid, recognizable image that she has become a household name in Second Life. She acts like a virus, unleashing earthquakes, tornados and storms of images, deforming the bodies of other residents and constructing metaphorical machines; a capricious deity, she herself is a work of art, a "constructed identity" which ably generates its own legends. This monographic publication tells her story, and presents and analyzes the most significant areas of her work, with contributions from writers such as Mario Gerosa and Domenico Quaranta, and Americans Patrick Lichty and Alan Sondheim.< Less
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The Paths Some Brothers Take By Teejay LeCapois
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Meet Jonathan Magloire, a tall, handsome young Black man hailing from Quartier Morin, northern Haiti. He moves to Ottawa, Ontario, after the 2010 Earthquake which devastated Port-Au-Prince and killed... More > his parents. After graduating from Algonquin College, Jonathan joins the Canadian workforce. Privately, he struggles with his Bisexuality. Jonathan becomes more open after exploring the BDSM scene, where he meets tall, gorgeous Russian dominatrix Valentina Patrushev AKA Mistress Mink, and she teaches him a thing or two about kink, sex and passion. Along comes Quinn O'Malley, a tall, manly and handsome Bisexual stud of Jamaican and Irish descent who wants to entertain both Valentina and Jonathan...at the same time. Let the games of power and seduction begin. A Bisexual Interracial Love Story for our times.< Less
column 101 By Jeffrey Crussell
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Columns are at the core of all structures. As an element that assists in the transfer of loads from the highest points of a building, through walls and open spaces, to the foundation and the ground,... More > columns are a buildings soul. On many occasions columns are concealed within walls where we depend on the strength of these unseen sources, to protect us through winds and earthquakes but at times they can appear as visual nuisances in the middle of a room. Column 101 is constructed from found and repurposed material as well as 144 - 35mm slides some of which were shot over the past 30 years for architectural projects, student work and as general interest. Many of these slides act as collective moments, recording a split second of time and preserving a memory that has long sense faded.< Less
Movie/Drama Scripts: Promise (剧本:子弟兵的诺言) By YeShell
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This is a movie/drama script about a PLA company rescuing victims in Sichuan Earthquakes, May 12, 2008.... More > 2008年5月12日当天,某红军团三连在5.12大地震震中附近进行野外训练。大地震发生后,指战员主动到附近的望红村救灾。救出灾民后,三连接到向震中川北镇进发的命令。由于通信设备损坏,三连无法将望红村的情况报告上级。出发前,连长向村民们保证,救助完受灾更为严重的震中灾民后,一定返回村里帮助村民撤离......本片通过在抗震救灾中,三连指战员英勇无畏的行动以及朴实无华的言语,诠释了“人民子弟兵”和“军民鱼水情”的时代含义。< Less
The Yosemite: John Muir By Collection e'Vintage
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In The Yosemite John Muir recounts his adventures during the years he sojourned amid the Yosemite Valley's spectacular scenery. Muir eloquently portrays the valley he called his "marvelous... More > wonderland," providing detailed descriptions of its natural features--from tiny birds and wildflowers to fierce storms and floods and even an earthquake he experienced. Combining rare literary skills with a passion for discovery, Muir captures moments of breathtaking adventure: peering over the dizzying brink of Yosemite Falls; climbing a hundred feet up into a high, hollow ice-cone; and scaling Half Dome while it is covered with a fresh blanket of snow to see his shadow, a half-mile long, clearly outlined on the sea of clouds beneath him. REVIEWS "If I was not already going to Yosemite, I would have bought a ticket instantly. John Muir is probably one of the most detailed and descriptive writers I've seen yet." Amanda< Less
Wicked To Fly By Robert Bowman
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Description: In the grand tradition of lawyer/legal writers down through the ages from Dickens to Grisham,there now rides over the literary horizon International lawyer,Robert Bowman. Just as these... More > other lawyers always wrote about what they knew, so Robert Bowman writes vividly about the arena he has come to inhabit in a long and distinguished exciting legal career over the past decades - Our World. In his first volume of illustrated memoirs 'Wicked To Fly',which he has wrily subtitled 'Dispatches from the Coal Face of Life',Bowman takes us from deep within a tragic French village to the jungles and rice terraces of the Northern Phillipines and on to the ruins in the Yucatan and the iconic Temple of the Sun in Mexico City,from a jail cell in Monte Carlo to the ghostly killing fields of Auschwitz on to the concrete skyscrapers of Dubai,whilst surviving terrifying earthquakes and typhoons along the way.< Less
Geomancist By Charmaine Pauls
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All is fair in love and war, especially when the enemy is a drug baron and the loot the woman you love. Sean Rivers lives with a dangerous secret. He possesses a forbidden art. As geomancist, it is... More > in his power to destroy landscapes with earthquakes and volcanoes. Knowing his kind is hunted by forces of both good and evil, Sean’s job as mixologist in Cartagena, Colombia is the perfect cover. Until Asia, a zesty beautician walks into his life and wrecks the very laws of physics. When Sean and Asia compete for the premises where Sean intends to open his cocktail bar, he pulls out all the stops to win the challenge ... to Asia’s detriment. Together they end up catering for the guests of a drug baron who rented Isla del Pirata for a week-long birthday celebration. The kingpin has no intention of letting Asia leave. Ever. If Sean is to rescue her, he’ll have to use his art, blow his cover, and maybe even his life.< Less
Zero to Sixty: A Dakar Adventure By David Mills
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David Mills first discovered the legendary Dakar Rally during a three-month motorcycle tour of South America. In 2012, he became an embedded member of a Chilean Dakar team with unprecedented access... More > to the rally; now he shares the story of his experiences. This firsthand account describes the three grueling weeks he lived with the tight-knit Dakar community as they battled the brutal conditions in the ultimate long-distance, off-road competition. Zero to Sixty shares stories of crossing the driest deserts on the planet, visiting lush vineyards and wine regions, getting lost on mountain passes, encountering earthquakes and landslides, enduring drastic temperature changes, and experiencing altitude sickness at more than 15,500 feet. Zero to Sixty offers a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the legendary Dakar Rally, its people and its history, providing insight as to what drives these athletes to live on the edge of disaster while attempting to finish what is the world’s deadliest sporting event.< Less
Zero to Sixty: A Dakar Adventure By David Mills
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David Mills first discovered the legendary Dakar Rally during a three-month motorcycle tour of South America. In 2012, he became an embedded member of a Chilean Dakar team with unprecedented access... More > to the rally; now he shares the story of his experiences. This firsthand account describes the three grueling weeks he lived with the tight-knit Dakar community as they battled the brutal conditions in the ultimate long-distance, off-road competition. Zero to Sixty shares stories of crossing the driest deserts on the planet, visiting lush vineyards and wine regions, getting lost on mountain passes, encountering earthquakes and landslides, enduring drastic temperature changes, and experiencing altitude sickness at more than 15,500 feet. Zero to Sixty offers a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the legendary Dakar Rally, its people and its history, providing insight as to what drives these athletes to live on the edge of disaster while attempting to finish what is the world’s deadliest sporting event.< Less

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The Auctioneer's Apprentice  A Parable For Living An Abundant Life The Auctioneer's... By Chad Coe
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