Piled Higher and Deeper
A collection of the first five years of "Piled Higher and Deeper," the unique and popular comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in graduate school, as it originally appeared in Stanford University's "The Stanford Daily Newspaper" and online at www.phdcomics.com "Piled Higher and Deeper" the comic strip is currently published in several newspapers and online, where it is read by grad students from over 1000 universities and colleges in the US and from around the world.
Adventures in Thesisland
Life, or the lack thereof, in Academia. Follow the phenomenon known as PHD Comics in this fifth book collection of the popular online comic strip by Jorge Cham, which takes a humorous look at academic dress codes, grant writing, and the multiple uses of lab coats. What if Isaac Newton had tweeted? What if research journals had a comments section? What if TV "science" shows were like real science? The book also contains an excerpt from the script of the recently released "The PHD Movie" as well as author Jorge Cham's comics journal of his travels and his detention by U.K. Border Police.
Angels and Demons
"In this fact-filled book, you will come face to face with the two most opposing forces operating in our world: Angels and Demons. These are not figments of our imagination, but are alive and real at this very moment"--Jacket.
Faith In Fakes
Holography, wax museums, the secret meaning of spectator sports, Superman and the intellectual effects of over-tight jeans are just a few of the subjects covered in this collection of witty, entertaining and thought-provoking delights from Umberto Eco, celebrated author of The Name of the Rose.
Bangkok, rich in history and spirituality, crowded with temples, markets and canals, is also a city shrouded in shadows. Polluted, corrupt, infamous as the sex capital of the world, it is a place where wealth, poverty and unimaginable evil walk hand in hand. In District 8, the underbelly of Bangkok's crime world, a dramatically mutilated body is found in a hotel bedroom. It looks bad: the corpse - who's been flayed - is CIA. And it gets worse when the self-confessed murderer is the beautiful Chanya - the best 'working girl' at The Old Man's Club, a brothel owned jointly by Sonchai's mother and his boss, Police Colonel Vikorn. Alerted by Sonchai, Vikorn quickly concocts a cover-up that involves an Al-Qaeda terrorist cell located in a southern Thai border-town where, since 9/11, the CIA has also had a covert presence. So far so good: but the truth will be harder to come by, and it will require Sonchai to find an ever more delicate balance between his ambition (western) and his Buddhism (eastern), while he runs the gamut of Bangkok's drug-dealers, prostitutes, bad cops, even worse military generals, and the pitfalls of his own melting heart. Crowded with astonishing characters, redolent with the authentic, hallucinogenic atmosphere of Bangkok, with needle-sharp observations about the clash of cultures when East meets West, this is a literary thriller like no other.
Uncompromising, often startling, meticulously documented—this book is an account of the government, and the governed, of colaborationist France. Basing his work on captured German archives and contemporary materials rather than on self-serving postwar memoirs or war-trial testimony, Professor Paxton maps out the complex nature of the ill-famed Vichy government, showing that it in fact enjoyed mass participation. The majority of the Frenchmen in 1940 feared social disorder as the worse imaginable evil and rallied to support the State, thereby bringing about the betrayal of the Nation as a whole.
The Aviator is the first story by writer Antonie de Saint-Exupéry. In 1926, Antoine de Sainte-Exupéry la publie dans la Navire d’argent, la revue don’t Jean Prévost est secrétaire de rédaction.
The Wisdom of the Sands
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Christmas 1138, a local dignitary is poisoned with one of the herbalist's own concoctions and Brother Cadfael has to defend himself against charges of murder.