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Scientific Progress Goes boink

Author : Bill Watterson
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A Minimalist Approach to Scrambling

Author : Simin Karimi
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Review text: "It is perfectly obvious that Karimi's book represents an important contribution to scrambling as well as to syntactic theory in general."Anna Grashchenkova in: Linguist List 16.2463/2005.

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

Author : Bill Watterson
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Brings together every "Calvin and Hobbes" cartoon that has ever appeared in syndication, along with stories and poems from classic collections.

The Authoritative Calvin And Hobbes

Author : Bill Watterson
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A large-format treasury of cartoons featuring the mischievous six-year-old Calvin and his stuffed tiger Hobbes

Community Service on Planet Weirdo

Author : Patricia Carney
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"Jennifer Shaw is not having a good start to her freshman year in high school. Her dad walked out and her mom is struggling to make ends meet. Jennifer's stuck taking care of her little brother, which she doesn't mind, but she can't seem to get along with her mom. She's normally a good student, but after skipping school, she's badly behind and now failing algebra. To make matters even worse, she let her friend Sammy talk her into helping him steal from an old lady, and now she's the one who got caught and is on her way to court."-- Back cover.

Calvin and Hobbes

Author : Bill Watterson
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A collection of Calvin and Hobbes cartoons. The author won the 1986 Reuben Award as Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year and has also illustrated Something Under the Bed is Drooling , Scientific Progress Goes Boink and Weirdos From Another Planet. Spaceman Spliff, Stupendous Man, the ferocious tiger Hobbes, and the rest of Calvin's imaginary friends return in this book. Other books featuring these characters include Something Under the Bed is Drooling, Weirdos from Another Planet and Scientific Progress Goes Boink.

Another Planet

Author : D. Patrick Georges
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You have no financial or medical concerns and you get to be Head of State one day, but you got to hand over your kids to their grandparents when they are one year old. How would you like to live in such a paradise, son? Decades after his godfather told him this bizarre story, the author--a businessman and professor of management with no interest whatsoever in metaphysics--felt he could no longer keep to himself such visions of future heaven or hell. To write and publish a book is an uphill battle, rarely leading to success. But to con somebody else to write and publish a book surely would deserve the Nobel Prize in perseverance. Such a prize is now posthumously awarded to the author's godfather, Anthony. It took him a total of 64 years in life and death to make his unstoppable resolve to get this book written and published a reality. In 1931, it seemed that Anthony had made it. The owner of two thriving businesses, he now had time to indulge in his passion in the form of a hobby: cars. He chanced upon the decaying carcass of a 1918 one-ton Ford Model TT truck that a farmer used as a chicken coop. The master auto mechanic in him urged him to restore it to its former glory. He rented a large garage near the center of town and with a true collector's detachment began scavenging the area for parts. Without warning, Anthony's happy life started unraveling the following year. At first he acted as if absent-minded. Slowly he started losing interest in his work, including his love for cars. He started going to work late and leaving early. Much to the worry of relatives and close friends, he slept every night in the garage, while his visits to his fiance's house all but stopped. By early 1933 his businesses started sliding into the red. Too honest not to pay his workers, he defaulted on payments to creditors who soon forced him into bankruptcy. As one might expect, his would-be father-in-law gave him a royal dressing down and--much to his daughters chagrin--broke off the engagement. When asked what was wrong, Anthony would reply vaguely that he was visiting another planet where he saw wondrous things that put life on Earth to shame. He began to criticize living and working conditions on Earth, both as he knew them by experience and as he learned about them in those days' media: the press, movies, theater, radio and stories of travelers to other countries. At the same time he changed his appearance and behavior to conform to the standards in force on what he called "that other planet." Needless to say, his antics soon earned him the status of the neighborhood idiot. His friends, even some of his relatives, avoided him like the plague while some openly ridiculed him. Though far from being convinced about the merits of Anthony's tale, the author confessed that as he gained more education and experience, he began to notice the conviction with which his godfather talked about his improbable experience. No doubt to him it was the real thing. There must be some merit in his godfather's tale for two rock-solid reasons, he concluded. First, no man with an eighth-grade education could dream up sophisticated socio-political systems such as those he described as existing on "that other planet." And second, even if he could, he would not have been consistent in his storytelling. Convinced that his godfather's tale should somehow be preserved--though at that time he had no clear reason in mind--the author decided to take a week's vacation and debrief Anthony in a comprehensive, systematic way, much like a research project. Long after Anthony's death and with the encouragement of business associates, unwittingly the process started that enabled the author to finally deliver the promise he gave his grossly misunderstood godfather on the latter's death bed: to write and p

American Bookseller

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Scientific Progress Goes Boink

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Cartoons follow the adventures of imaginative young Calvin and his stuffed tiger, Hobbes, as they cope with bullies, babysitters, and the other everyday problems of growing up

Alternative Comics

Author : Charles Hatfield
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Examines long-form comics, focusing on the graphic novel, to argue that comics are a fundamental literary form and studies alternative comics as both a literary genre and a cultural phenomenon.

Publishers Weekly

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You Do Not Talk about Fight Club

Author : Read Mercer Schuchardt
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Pervasive and multidisciplinary, this insightful exploration discusses how and why this seminal work developed, and continues to grow, such a cult following. When Fight Club punched its way onto the scene a decade ago, it provided an unprecedented glimpse into the American male’s psyche and rapidly turned into a euphemism for a variety of things that should be “just understood” and not otherwise acknowledged. Key to its success is the variety of lenses through which the story can be interpreted; is it a story of male anxiety in a metrosexual world, of ritual religion in a secular age, of escape from totalitarian capitalism, or the spiritual malaise induced by technologically-oriented society? Writers, conspiracy theorists, and philosophers are among those ready to talk about Fight Club’s ability to be all these and more.

Climbing

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The Publishers Weekly

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Punch

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Weirdos

Author : Errol Shaw
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Biography today

Author : Laurie Lanzen Harris
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Contains current biographical sketches, autobiographies and obituary entries for entertainers, athletes, writers, illustrators, political leaders, etc.

Fussbusters on the Go

Author : Carol Baicker-McKee
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Presents practical strategies and activities for families on outings and errands, including tactics for managing boredom, frustration, and behavioral problems during travel.

Library Journal

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Parenting by Remote Control

Author : Christopher A. Lane
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