GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class, Vol. 6
By Satoko Kiyuduki
As autumn descends on Kisaragi and her colorful GA friends, the gang goes on a trip...through time! Art history takes center stage as festival season approaches at school, providing the girls with numerous opportunities to display their talents (and madcap antics)! The year might be winding down, but the spirit of the GA class is only just kicking into high gear!
Ga: Geijutsuka Art Design Class: Vol 1
By Satoko Kiyuduki
It's Kisaragi's first year in G.A.: the specialized art and design department at her high school. The timid Kisaragi has a lot to learn, but with the help of a very unique group of friends, even the most difficult lesson becomes loads of fun - if not downright silly! With the aid of full-color pages throughout, you too can learn the basics of color theory and become a great artist yourself! Satoko Kiyuduki, creator ofShoulder-a-Coffin Kuro, melds art class and manga in a whole new way!
Ga: Geijutsuka Art Design Class: Vol 2
By Satoko Kiyuduki
Now armed with basic color theory, Kisaragi and friends are ready to play and experiment with tones and new tools! But when the school art club, led by the upperclassman who inspired Kisa-chan to attend G.A., is in danger of being shut down, will the Color Rangers (minus the disguises) save the day!? Well, as long as Kisa-chan's clumsiness, cooking experiments, and badminton battles don't get in the way...
Ga: Geijutsuka Art Design Class: Vol 3
By Satoko Kiyuduki
It's time for fun and fonts with Kisaragi and the rest of the memorable GA cast as they dive into the world of commercial design! But in a whirlwind of typography, photography, pictograms, and illustration (among other things), will the girls ever get any of their work done?! And with the Art Club and their...erm, unique projects running wild, leaving hijinks in their wake and distracting the GA girls, will a secret revelation about Tomokane completely blindside the group?!
GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class: Vol. 4
By Satoko Kiyuduki
It's time once again for art school, full of the spirit, love, and laughter! The GA girls return to class, shifting their focus to the history of Western fashion and textiles. But as with every serious art lesson in this department, crazy antics (not to mention a game of dress-up and a food fight) are never far off! And when the GA welcomes a new face, will they scare off the new girl and make her hightail it back to her homeland?!
GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class: Vol. 5
By Satoko Kiyuduki
C'mon, GA students, sketchbooks at the ready! Mysterious happenings at the summer festival, fateful encounters while taking shelter from the rain . . . and a new face in the crowd (?!) all make for great subject matter! Namiko-san is pretty much the big sis of the GA crew, but who knew she had a big sister of her own?! Will big sis be able to hold her own against Noda and Tomokane!?
Gabby And Gator
By James Burks
Little Gabby doesn't quite fit in with the kids her age. She's more concerned about saving the environment than gossiping with girlfriends.Gator doesn't fit in - well, anywhere really. Flushed down the toilet when he was just a little snapper, Gator's closest friends are probably the dogs in the neighbourhood around his sewer home - and he eats them!When Gabby and Gator meet, they find in one another that rare individual who will appreciate them for who they truly are.
By Nora Roberts
AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIMEAfter suffering a tragic loss, artist Gabriel Bradley only wants one thing - solitude. Retreating to an isolated cabin gives him time to think, to work and to heal. But when a very pregnant - and very beautiful woman ends up at his remote cabin during a blizzard, Gabriel realises he can't turn her away. For even though Laura is desperate, alone, and on the run, she's managed to bring Gabriel the gifts of passion, hope and life - he only needs the courage to reach for them. Includes a preview of Whiskey Beach, published in April 2013
Gael Lindenfield's 101 Morale Boosters
By Gael Lindenfield
A chunky, feel-better book packed with 101 tips, advice, exercises and inspiration to keep by your bedside or in your handbag for instant comfort and confidence. Easy to read and dip into, the wisdom and advice in this book will carry you through low times and offer hope and encouragement for times to come. With the media full of doom and gloom (redundancy, unemployment, bankruptcy etc), this book will meet a current need - to find inner strength, courage and positivity in times of difficulty and stress. The book is for everyone going through a period of turmoil or change, whether it is financial, emotional, health or work-related. Topics include: becoming your own chief comforter; bolstering your confidence; managing your moods; energising your body; boosting your brain power; mobilizing your motivation; reinforcing your resources; strengthening your circle of support; standing up to sabotage; and maintaining your momentum.
Gaining A Master's Degree
By Allen Brown
Britain has over 100 institutes of higher education offering Master's degree courses. Access to higher education opportunities has therefore never been greater. As technology advances and new techniques are developed, there is a growing desire for skill updating and retraining throughout all walks of professional life. One of the most effective means of achieving an advantage in a chosen area is by gaining a Master's degree. There are over 5000 Master's programmes available in the UK, part-time and full-time, and this book aims to be a comprehensive guide to personal preparation, what to expect and how to maximize the benefits from a Master's programme.
By Peter W. Huber
A scathing indictment of the growing role of junk science in our courtrooms. Peter W. Huber shows how time and again lawyers have used,and the courts have accepted,spurious claims by so-called expert witnesses to win astronomical judgments that have bankrupted companies, driven doctors out of practice, and deprived us all of superior technologies and effective, life-saving therapies.
By Edmund Blair Bolles
Marie Curie reminisces about her and her husband's efforts to isolate the element radium. Herodotus observes the Nile Valley and concludes that it was once under water. Carl Sagan argues against assertions that aliens regularly visit Earth. These are among the literary gems Edmund Blair Bolles includes in GALILEO'S COMMANDMENT. Bolles has scoured the literature of science to build a treasury that is accessible and riveting, appealing to readers unfamiliar with science yet erudite enough for the scientifically initiated reader to enjoy. The authors include scientists well-known for their writing - including Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Feynman and Charles Darwin - and scientists such as Kepler, James Clerk Maxwell, Alfred Wallace, and of course Galileo himself. The writings here span time and the scientific disciplines (the earliest pieces dates to c.444 BC) and the result is a fascinating collection , ideal for browsing or for reading cover to cover.
By Mat McLachlan
More than 30,000 Australians visit Gallipoli every year, and the numbers are increasing each year as the centenary of the landing approaches in 2015. This practical guide book enables them plan their trip, work out what to see and in what order, and gives the historical background to the major battles. It gives all the necessary information - both practical and historical - to appreciate what happened, and where.Detailed tours (both walking and with transport) are described, and accompanied by specially drawn maps.
By Joseph Murray, Malcolm Hamilton
The Gallipoli Campaign stands out as a landmark in the history of the First World War, and it was perhaps the most controversial action; it certainly ended in tragedy. Joseph Murray was among the 400,000 British and Commonwealth troops taking part, and he served as a naval rating turned soldier in Hood Battalion of the Royal Naval Division. Gallipoli 1915 is based on a diary he kept at the time and his later letters home.The Battle of Gallipoli was a war of nerves, largely played out underground in the tunnels constantly being built by either side. Joseph Murray's unflinching and compelling account gives us an insight into the daily life of a First World War soldier, as well as providing an eye-witness report of the horrors and tragedy of the conflict.
By Michael Crummey
An intricate family saga and love story spanning two centuries, Galore is a portrait of the improbable medieval world that was rural Newfoundland, a place almost too harrowing and extravagant to be real. Remote and isolated, exposed to savage extremes of climate and fate, the people of Paradise Deep persist in a realm where the line between the everyday and the otherworldly is impossible to distinguish. Propelled by the disputes and alliances, grievances and trade-offs that bind the Sellers and Devine families through generations, Galore is alive with singular characters, and an uncommon insight into the complexities of human nature.Sprawling and intimate, stark and fantastical, Galore is a novel about the power of stories to shape and sustain us. This is Michael Crummey's most ambitious and accomplished work to date.
By Nic Pizzolatto
'Recalls only the finest examples of the form' Dennis Lehane'The elegance Pizzolatto brings to his heart-wrenching story makes it unforgettable' Daily MailFrom the creator of the hit HBO series True Detective comes a powerful, gleaming-dark thriller rich with Southern atmosphere.Roy Cady is by his own admission 'a bad man'. With a snow flurry of cancer in his lungs and no one to live for, he's a walking time-bomb of violence. Following a fling with his boss's lover, he's sent on a routine assignment he knows is a death trap. Yet after a smoking spasm of violence, Roy's would-be killers are mostly dead and he is mostly alive.Before Roy makes his getaway, he finds a beaten-up woman in the apartment, and sees something in her frightened, defiant eyes that causes a crucial decision. He takes her with him on the run from New Orleans to Galveston, Texas, permanently entwining their fate along a highway of seedy bars and fleabag hotels, a world of treacherous drifters, pick-up trucks, and ashed-out hopes, with death just a car-length behind.Nic Pizzolatto's highly acclaimed, Edgar Award-nominated thriller announces the arrival of a major new talent for fans of Dennis Lehane, James Lee Burke and Breaking Bad.'A good old Southern gothic treat of a road trip through Texas and Louisiana. Think James Lee Burke meets Midnight In The Garden of Good And Evil with shades of Paris, Texas'Sam Baker, The Pool'Terrific dialogue'Kirkus'Pizzolatto's insightful portrayal is rough and tumble real. He vividly captures Galveston in all its desperate vulnerability'Publishers Weekly'A truly original and gifted writer'Litro
By Mary Pat Kelly
GALWAY BAY is the story of an Irish family that has been shaped by the traditional elements of Ireland in the decade leading up to the 1840's--the tales, music, humor, community, and religious practices - but that will also be irrevocably shaped by 'the Great Hunger' - the potato famine - and its inescapable suffering. Two sisters from this family will not only survive the famine but also emigrate to America to constitute a vital part of the American melting pot, and to forge new lives for themselves. One of these two sisters is Honora who, in the course of her life, will experience two love stories -- one in Ireland, and one in America.This is a story of people living through incredibly turbulent times who have everything taken away from them--their families, their homes, their nourishment--yet somehow they survive and triumph. Ultimately, this is a story of survival, what we do to overcome adversity, and how we find strength when circumstances demand it.
By João Medeiros
At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Great Britain ranked thirty-sixth in the medals table, finishing below countries like Algeria, Belgium and Kazakhstan. It was their worst ever record, a dismal performance labelled a national disgrace. But then something happened. In Sydney in 2000 and then Athens in 2004, Team GB achieved a much more respectable tenth place. By 2016, in Rio, they finished second, above China and Russia, with sixty-seven medals. How have they so convincingly reversed their fortunes?In Game Changers we meet the coaches and sports scientists who rethink how sport is analysed and understood, how athletes train and perform under pressure. In Liverpool in the 1980s, a motley group - a mathematician, a physiologist, a psychologist and a former Olympic basketball player - began to pioneer new ways of tracking performance. Over the decades that followed, performance analysis came of age, becoming an essential component of any elite team, from English Premier League title winners Manchester City to America's Cup high-performance sailing teams. Using a hybrid of scientific method and trial-and-error, scientists have uncovered the tenets of accelerated learning, the mechanics of physiological adaptation, the organisational principles behind elite teams, the understanding of how hormones and environment affect performance. These discoveries are not confined to athletic endeavours - they are universal and reveal what it takes to win not only in sports, but are applicable across a wide range of disciplines, including business, leadership and education.
By Bernard King
NBA Hall of Famer Bernard King is one of the most dynamic scorers in basketball history. King was notoriously private as a player, and rarely spoke to the press-not about his career and never about his personal life. And even beyond his prolific scoring, King will forever be remembered for the gruesome knee injury he suffered in 1985. Doctors who told him he'd never play again were shocked when he not only became the first player to return to the NBA from a torn ACL, but returned at an All Star level. In Game Face, King finally opens up about his life on and off the court. In his book, King's basketball I.Q. is on full display as he breaks down defenses using his own unique system for taking shots from predetermined spots on the floor. King talks about matching up against some of the all-time NBA greats, from Michael Jordan, Julius Erving and Charles Barkley to Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing and many others. He also tackles issues of race and family off the court, as well as breaking a personal cycle of negativity and self-destructiveness with the help of his family. Engaging, shocking, revelatory, yet always positive and upbeat, Bernard King's memoir appeals to multiple generations of basketball fans.
A Game for the Living
By Patricia Highsmith
'I love Highsmith so much . . . What a revelation her writing is' Gillian Flynn'Ramón had done it. Obviously! He thought about Ramón, his Catholic soul trapped in his passion for Lelia. He'd find Ramón and see that he paid with his life for what he had done.'In A Game for the Living threads of sexual jealousy and guilt are shot through with all Patricia Highsmith's uncanny talent for the unexpected.Mild-mannered Theo is a wealthy German expatriate; hot-tempered Ramón was born into poverty in Mexico City. The two men are unlikely friends - especially as they are in love with the same woman. When Lelia is found brutally murdered, both lovers are suspects - and each suspects the other. But then they discover that a thief was seen at Lelia's apartment, and their hunt leads them on a frantic chase to sun-drenched Acapulco. Theo begins to get the uneasy feeling that his every move is being watched.