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Queen In 3 D

Author : Brian May
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In Brian May's own words and more than 300 previously unseen 3-D photographs, Queen in 3-D is an insider's look at life with the rock ban Queen, told for the first time. The pictures and self=penned text tell the story of Brian's discovery of the world of stereoscopy as a boy, and chronicles Queen from the early 1970s to the present day.

Brian May

Author : Laura Jackson
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As the lead guitarist of Queen, Brian May is one of rock's most recognisable stars. Brian May: The Definitive Biography charts his life from his childhood, through his years studying astrophysics and teaching, to his success with Queen, his more recent projects and his volatile relationship with actress Anita Dobson. Bestselling writer Laura Jackson examines closely the many aspects of the May's life, detailing Queen's struggles to acheive success and what life at the top was really like. It charts the camaraderie and conflicts within Queen as well as the disintegration of May's first marriage, the death of his father and the profound professional and emotional effects of Freddie Mercury's illness and death. Packed with nearly seventy first-hand exclusive interviews with some of May's closest friends, colleagues and fellow musicians - including Iommi, Joe Elliott, Raul Rodgers, Cliff Richard and Spike Edney - this is an extraordinary, inimate portrait of a rock legend.

Brian May s Red Special Guitar

Author : Brian May
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Brian May and his father Harold started to hand-build an electric guitar in 1963. Brian dreamed of a guitar that would outperform any of the existing commercially-made electric guitars; his father had the technical knowledge and skills to help make the dream come true. Brian played his guitar on every Queen album and in all of Queen's live shows around the world. "My dad and I decided to make an electric guitar. I designed an instrument from scratch, with the intention that it would have a capability beyond anything that was out there, more tunable, with a greater range of pitches and sounds, with a better tremolo, and with a capability of feeding back through the air in a 'good' way'. Brian May

Brian May s Red Special

Author : Brian May
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Brian May and his father Harold started to hand-build an electric guitar in 1963. Brian dreamed of a guitar that would outperform any of the existing commercially made electric guitars; his father had the technical knowledge and skills to help make the dream come true. The written account is accompanied by original diagrams, sketches and notes dating from the building of the guitar, close-ups and x-rays, and photographs of Brian in performance.

Exploring the Mysteries of the Universe

Author : Brian May
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This is an accessible introduction to the history of the universe that tells the story of the universe from the moment time and space came into existence at the Big Bang, through to the infinite future and the ultimate fate that awaits us. Readers will be inspired by the pictures of the universe obtained by instruments such as the Hubble Space Telescope or the Very Large Telescope array (VLT) in Chile. This book presents the images in context and uses extraordinary new artworks to explain the mind-blowing theories from the cutting edge of astronomy in a way that everyone can understand.

Understanding Russia

Author : Brian May
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The exceptionally wide gulf between rulers and ruled that characterises Russia was created when the Vikings conquered the Slavs in the ninth century. This was consolidated when an elite of Viking descent forced Orthodox baptism on the Slavs, and later imposed Byzantine ideology. In its attempt to foster its own political and economic models in Russia the West committed a blunder. A study of opinion polls found that Russians now want a blend of tsarism, communism and Stalinism. Understanding Russia Part One: Vikings and Despots Part Two: Revolution, Regression, Putin's Burden, Western Blunder

Queen

Author : Brian May
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Since their very first single in 1973, Brian May has collected Queen memorabilia from the infamous blue vinyl Bohemian Rhapsody disc and news of the World promotional robot, to posters, CDs, sticks of Queen rock, mouse mats, postage stamps, toy cars, bubble gum cards, t-shirts and Brian's original backstage passes. The collection has been scrupulously cared for over the years and few have seen it, until now. In addition to the main collection, Brian May and archivist Greg Brooks have sought out the various rarities which slipped through the net first time around. This is at last, the book of the definitive Queen collection; every rare item ever released, many that were not, and a unique selection of items only ever given to the four band members. Brian contributes comments and recollections and singles out his favourite items for special scrutiny. He explains, where, how and why the most peculiar items came to be, or why certain things were rejected Nearly 2,000 of the most significant Queen gems ever seen; the good; the bad; the unusual and the bizarre.

Crinoline

Author : Brian May
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The Indonesian Tragedy

Author : Brian May
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The concept of 'developing' countries dismissed as a cruelly misleading euphemism. The much talked of economic 'take-off' cannot take place in countries like Indonesia, where a bazaar mentality dominates commerce. Her population of about 135 million in 1977 is likely to rise by the year 2000 to 280 million by which time she will be unable to feed herself. Optimistic theories of development, and facile blaming of Dutch imperialism, hide the reality of chronic socio-economic stagnation. These will have to be discarded if the problem of Indonesia is to be understood, let alone solved. The author demonstrates the 'Indonesian Tragedy' not so much by argument, as by depicting the country as he experienced it from day to day. In developing his conclusion, he draws on history, and the works of sociologists, some of whom he disagrees with. In this way he sheds light on the predicament of Indonesia and helps to illuminate a problem common to much of the Third World.

A Village Lost and Found

Author : Brian May
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Based on 30 years of research, Brian May's painstaking excavation of exquisite stereo photographs from the dawn of photography transports readers to the lost world of an Oxfordshire village of the 1850s. At the book's heart is a reproduction of T. R. Williams' 1856 series of stereo photographs, "Scenes In Our Village." Using the viewer supplied with this book, the reader can become absorbed in a village idyll of the early Victorian era: the subjects seem to be on the point of suddenly bursting back into life and continuing with their daily rounds. The book is also something of a detective story, as the village itself was only identified in 2003 as Hinton Waldrist in Oxfordshire, and the authors' research constantly reveals further clues about the society of those distant times, historic photographic techniques, and the life of the enigmatic Williams himself, who appears, Hitchcock-like, from time to time in his own photographs.

Diableries

Author : Denis Pellerin
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Diableries The Complete Edition

Author : Brian May
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Finally back in print and revised to include every card in the series, this cult classic provides a rare and satirical look at an 1860's view of Hell- The French state under the tyrannical rule of Nopoleon III. Thanks to Dr. Brian May's imagination and his determination to share the wonders of these strange cards, thousands of readers have escaped the boundary of Earthly tedium! Diableries transports them to a nightmarish netherworld inhabited by devils and skeletons- in the nicest possible way, of course! The amazing 3-D cards show scenes of torture, fire, and every variety of licentious behavior, with scantily clad ladies of the demi monde and the devil himself encouraging the participants worst intentions. After five years of searching, Dr. Bryan May and his coauthors, were able to find the one card, entitled La Cuve or The Barrel, missing from the initial publication of the book.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Guitar Heroes

Author : Rusty Cutchin
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Featuring over 180 of the world's greatest guitar superstars, "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Guitar Heroes" is a definitive guide to those guitarists whose talents helped change the face of music forever and touched the lives of millions. From the heroes of rock - the likes of Hendrix, Clapton, Page and Beck - to classical maestros such as John Williams and Latin legends such as Paco de Lucia, this comprehensive catalogue of guitarists covers a wide range of musical styles. It will allow the reader to discover legendary players from the earliest blues pioneers right up to today's indie icons and everyone in between.Grouped into seven chapters based on the genre of music each guitarist is most closely associated with, each chapter is then organised chronologically according to the guitarists' birth dates, making the book easy to navigate. Written by an expert team of music writers and musicologists, the informative text tells the story of how each of these axemen rose up to stand out from the crowd, carving themselves a place in the history books. Learn what inspired them to create the music that led to their legendary status, how they achieved such greatness and the tools they used to get to the top.Supported by over 400 superb images that bring each page to life and capture the power and emotion behind the music, this encyclopedia is the ideal book for any aspiring guitar hero, and will satisfy even the most die-hard of music fans. The comprehensive reference section includes an extensive listing of a further 500 of the greatest musicians ever to pick up an axe, recommended further reading and a host of website links, all of which provide a further gateway into the lives of the greatest guitarists the world has ever known.

Bang

Author : Brian May
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Traces the history of the universe from the big bang that began it, through the emergence of life in it, to current exploration of it, and theorizes about future discoveries and its ultimate end.

Van Halen 101

Author : Abel Sanchez
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George Fandt has written a superb work of spirituality he traces his spiritual journey, his education (both inner and outer) and presents a view of the truths of Jesus Christ in a way that honors Christianity and other paths as well. This is a book of inspiration, a book of history, a book of truths that help to set the soul free. Mr. Fandt is a courageous spiritual seeker and a masterful writer. I found this book to be insightful, forward thinking, and uplifting. I believe this book can be a tremendous help to all who are searching for light through spiritual study and meditation. John Strickland, Senior Minister -- Atlanta Unity Church This is the record of a spiritual journey. It is the story of personal experience in changing the focus of awareness from ego's outer material world to knowledge of a life imbedded in spirit; a passage in awareness or consciousness from personal self to Impersonal Self. The theological basis of this book is twofold, to critique traditional dualistic theology and bring a healing message to those harmed by negative aspects of religion within the organized Church. The book's purpose is to open a way to spiritual growth and be truly helpful. The struggle between inner spiritual authority and external religious authority is a central issue of this book. We need to discover the lesson, that if a religious belief is crippling us; Spirit is trying to teach us to let it go, rather than make debilitating attempts to conform. To readers deeply ingrained in religion, I offer the advice of my friend and pastor Edward D. Angell, who, as I left a fundamentalist college to attend a more liberal graduate school in theology, told me, "You will be exposed to many new ideas, but don't worry about it; if you keep your mind focused on trusting god, anything you lose will be worth losing and whatever is worth keeping, you will never lose."

Starmus

Author : Garik Israelian
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Includes entries by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Alexei Leonov, Bill Anders, Jim Lovell, Viktor Gorbatko, Charlie Duke, Jack Szostak, Richard Dawkins, Jill Tarter, George Smoot, Michel Mayor, Leslie Sage, Robert Williams, Claude Nicollier, Kip Thorne, Sami Solanki, Yuri Baturin, Sergei Zhukov, Adam Burrows, Joe Silk, Rich Goldman, Garik Israelian, Brian May.

Sketch Book

Author : Jarish
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The unruled blank college, office and school sketchbook and drawing book of "Brian May" cover.

The Queen Chronology 2nd Edition

Author : Patrick Lemieux
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REVISED & EXPANDED 2ND EDITION The Queen Chronology is a comprehensive account of the studio and live recording and release history of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor, who joined forces in 1971 as the classic line-up of the rock band Queen. Years of extensive research have gone into the creation of the Chronology, which covers the very beginnings of band members? careers, their earliest songwriting efforts and recording sessions, through the recording and releasing of Queen's 15 original studio albums with their classic line-up, to the present-day solo careers of Brian May and Roger Taylor. All of this information is presented date by date in chronological order, with detailed descriptions of each song version, including those both released and known to be unreleased. Every Queen and solo album, single, non-album track, edit, remix and extended version is examined, as are known demos or outtakes, pre-Queen recordings and guest appearances.

Freddie Mercury A Kind of Magic

Author : Mark Blake
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Freddie Mercury was rock’s most dazzling showman, a legendary entertainer who in 1991, at the age of just forty-five, became the first major music star to die of AIDS. Mercury’s soaring four-octave voice was a defining element in Queen’s unique sound, crucial to the success of the band’s fifteen studio albums, from Queen (1973) to Made in Heaven (1995). He was also a supremely talented songwriter and musician who wrote many of the band’s greatest hits, including ‘Killer Queen’, ‘We Are the Champions’ and their biggest triumph, the epic anthem ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. As a solo artist he released two acclaimed albums: Mr. Bad Guy in 1985 and the operatic 'Barcelona' with Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé in 1988. Mercury’s extraordinary charisma was perhaps best seen in his imperious live performances, in which he’d hold vast stadium crowds to rapturous attention. His outrageous theatrics, physicality and over-the-top costumes led one commentator to describe him as ‘a performer out to tease, shock, and ultimately charm his audience with various extravagant versions of himself’. He pushed the limits of camp in everything he did. His extreme behaviour, in a society in which being gay was only starting to be accepted, just added to Freddie Mercury’s allure. With expert understanding, Mark Blake traces Mercury’s life from his childhood in Zanzibar and India to his untimely death, and charts his astonishing achievements including in Queen’s world-conquering performance at Live Aid in 1985. In the year that marks what would have been his seventieth birthday, Freddie Mercury: A Life celebrates a remarkable life, lived to the fullest. Featuring revealing interviews with fellow musicians, producers and collaborators, and a detailed discography and timeline, this is a memorable tribute to a unique recording artist and an irreplaceable performer who rocked the world.

A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud

Author : Brian May
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In the summer and autumn of 2006 I read several interviews with Brian May in which he mentioned his desire to complete the PhD that he had abandoned in 1974. I looked up the papers he had published while a PhD student, which were on spectroscopic studies of the motion of the dust responsible for the zodiacal light, and felt that there was a basis for a thesis. Since he had been a student at Imperial, I knew, as Head of the Astrophysics Group at Imperial, that it would be good for the Group if he came and worked with us. I got in touch with him by email and suggested he come and talk about it. He replied enthusiastically and said that he was working on typing up what he had completed by 1974. I gradually realized that I was the only staff member at Imperial who had previously worked on zodiacal dust, so that I would have to act as his supervisor. Eventually we met and I tried to assess whether he would be able to find time for the huge amount of work that finishing off a thesis involves, particularly if it has not been touched for over 30 years. Since some of Brian’s emails were coming from the recording studio I knew there was strong competition for his time.