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Batman Earth One

Earth One
by Geoff Johns

Following the events of the #1 New York Times bestselling original graphic novel by Geoff Johns, comes the highly anticipated sequel BATMAN: EARTH ONE VOL. 2!

The Riddler has arrived in Gotham and he’s terrorizing the city with his own twisted brand of anarchy. But why is he attacking now, and what is his endgame? The Riddler isn’t Batman’s only problem, as Killer Croc is on the streets and his violent crimes can’t be ignored. Meanwhile, the Dark Knight has trouble reconciling the increasingly conflicting ideologies of Alfred Pennyworth and James Gordon in this gripping re-imagining of the Batman mythology.

Writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank bring you Batman as you’ve never seen him before in this thrilling original graphic novel that continues their unique take on the Dark Knight.


Batman
by

A #1NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER

Batman is not a hero.
 
He is just a man.
 
Fallible, vulnerable, and angry.
 
In a Gotham City where friend and foe are indistinguishable, Bruce Wayne’s path toward becoming the Dark Knight is riddled with more obstacles than ever before. Focused on punishing his parents’ true killers, and the corrupt police that allowed them to go free, Bruce Wayne’s thirst for vengeance fuels his mad crusade and no one, not even Alfred, can stop him.

In the tradition of the #1New York TimesbestsellingSuperman: Earth One, writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank re-imagine a new mythology for the Dark Knight, where the familiar is no longer the expected in this long-awaited original graphic novel from DC Comics.


Batman
by

A #1NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER

Batman is not a hero.
 
He is just a man.
 
Fallible, vulnerable, and angry.
 
In a Gotham City where friend and foe are indistinguishable, Bruce Wayne’s path toward becoming the Dark Knight is riddled with more obstacles than ever before. Focused on punishing his parents’ true killers, and the corrupt police that allowed them to go free, Bruce Wayne’s thirst for vengeance fuels his mad crusade and no one, not even Alfred, can stop him.

In the tradition of the #1New York TimesbestsellingSuperman: Earth One, writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank re-imagine a new mythology for the Dark Knight, where the familiar is no longer the expected in this long-awaited original graphic novel from DC Comics.


Batman: Earth One Vol. 2
by Geoff Johns

The Dark Knight Must Answer the Greatest Riddle of All: Who is Batman? Change is coming to Gotham City. Between the death of Mayor Oswald Copplepot and the emergence of "the Batman," a new dawn has begun to shed its light onto the notoriously dark and corrupt city. But even as new Mayor Jessica Dent and her twin brother District Attorney Harvey Dent join in the Dark Knight and Detective Jim Gordon’s crusade against Gotham’s criminal element, a new threat rises-one that enjoys playing a simple game of riddles. Answer wrong: you die. Answer correctly, and… The second installment in the #1 New York Times best-selling series BATMAN: EARTH ONE reteams writer Geoff Johns with artist Gary Frank and introduces readers to a bevy of Batman’s most infamous foes-but with unexpected twists and turns that build an all-new, incredible mythology for one of the fictional world’s most popular characters.

Batman: Earth One
by Geoff Johns

#1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller!

Batman is not a hero.
 
He is just a man.
 
Fallible, vulnerable and angry.
 
In a Gotham City where friend and foe are indistinguishable, Bruce Wayne’s path toward becoming the Dark Knight is riddled with more obstacles than ever before. Focused on punishing his parents’ true killers, and the corrupt police that allowed the criminals to go free, Bruce Wayne’s thirst for vengeance fuels his mad crusade and no one, not even Alfred, can stop him.

In the tradition of the #1 NEW YORK TIMES best-selling SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank re-imagine a new mythology for the Dark Knight, where the familiar is no longer the expected in this long-awaited original graphic novel from DC Comics.


Earth One
by Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko

In the newest installment of the Earth One original graphic novel line, writer/artist Gabriel Hardman (INVISIBLE REPUBLIC) creates an all-new origin for the Emerald Warrior in GREEN LANTERN- EARTH ONE VOL. 1!

Hal Jordan yearns for the thrill of discovery, but the days when astronaut and adventure were synonymous are long past. His gig prospecting asteroids for Ferris Galactic is less than fulfilling–but least he’s not on Earth, where technology and culture have stagnated. He might be a nobody, but he’s in space.

When Jordan finds a powerful ring, he also finds a destiny to live up to. There are worlds beyond his own, unlike anything he ever imagined. But revelation comes with a price- the Green Lantern Corps has fallen, long since murdered by ruthless killing machines known as Manhunters. The odds against reinstating the Corps are nearly impossible…but doing the impossible is exactly what an astronaut like Hal Jordan was trained to do.

From creator Gabriel Hardman, the critically acclaimed author of INVISIBLE REPUBLIC, comes a soaring new epic original graphic novel in the tradition of the best-selling WONDER WOMAN- EARTH ONE VOL. 1 by Grant Morrison and BATMAN- EARTH ONE VOL. 1 by Geoff Johns! GREEN LANTERN- EARTH ONE VOL. 1 is a radical look at the Lantern mythology and a great entry point for new readers.


Batman
by Geoff Johns, Gary Frank

Geoff Johns re-teams with superstar artist Gary Frank to create this original new insight into Bruce Wayne’s transformation into Batman and his first year as the Dark Knight.

Superman: Earth One
by J. Michael Straczynski

Forget everything you know about The Man of Steel and brace yourself for a staggering new take on the world’s most popular Super Hero. Best-selling, Hugo Award-winning writer J. Michael Straczynski (BRAVE AND THE BOLD, THOR, BABYLON 5) and red-hot rising star artist Shane Davis (GREEN LANTERN, SUPERMAN/BATMAN) team up for this exciting launch of the EARTH ONE graphic novel series. Set in an all-new continuity re-imagining DC’s top heroes, EARTH ONE is a new wave of original, stand-alone graphic novels produced by the top writers and artists in the industry. The groundbreaking new line rockets into effect right here with the Super Hero who started it all-Superman! What would happen if the origin of The Man of Tomorrow were introduced today for the very first time? Return to Smallville and experience the journey of Earth’s favorite adopted son as he grows from boy to Superman like you’ve never seen before!

Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 2
by Grant Morrison

The highly anticipated sequel to the #1 New York Times best-selling original graphic novel is here in Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 2, from the acclaimed creative team of Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette! For years Diana of Paradise Island yearned to leave behind the only home she knew for adventures that lay beyond its shores. Now, after a fateful meeting with Air Force pilot Steve Trevor, the Amazon Warrior finds herself in ManÕs World. And she is ready for anything that it may throw at her. But is the world ready for Wonder Woman? An American government, fraught with dissension and conflicts foreign to Diana, have deemed her a danger to society. How will Wonder Woman carry out her mission of peace and love in a world that canÕt get out of its own way? That is, unless there are more insidious forces at play… Continuing the tradition of critically acclaimed Earth One tales that challenge the status quo of the comics industry, Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 2 is Grant MorrisonÕs latest genre-rocking salvo. With illustrations from Yanick Paquette, this original graphic novel is a classic in the making.

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Flashpoint

Flashpoint
by Andrew Murray

Offering a terrifying, but very possible scenario of a world on the edge of disaster, this work suggests that World War III has become a real threat. Germany and Japan have gathered military strength; the US has retrenched to make way for economic globalization; the UN is widely discredited and NATO has lost its way. In their place, the bodies controlling the global economic order hold a growing authority in an increasingly unstable world. In this book, the author sets out to demonstrate that World Wars I and II were both preceded by trade disputes, minor conflicts in peripheral zones and vain attempts to reconcile competing interests peacefully. He argues that history is repeating itself, and that the changing balance between the Great Powers, after the collapse of the USSR, have set the conditions for new conflict. He maintains that there is a very real risk that the next flashpoint will ignite to create World War III.

Flash Point
by Nancy Kress

Science-fiction superstar and multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner Nancy Kress comes to YA in this brain-twisting thriller

How far would you go?

The Collapse has ransacked the economy, making work almost impossible to find and forcing Amy from college hopeful to sole provider for her terminally-ill grandmother and rebellious younger sister. To make ends meet, Amy auditions for a slot on a new reality TV show, which promises both a hefty salary and full medical benefits for her entire family. Somehow, she gets chosen, and she leaps to sign a contract despite her misgivings.

The show in which she’ll take part has an irresistible premise: audience members can win millions by predicting the behavior of each member of the cast in a crisis. But the producers are willing to do anything to maintain ratings, including using blatant setups, 24/7 surveillance, and even state-of-the-art holographic technology to simulate danger. But soon, the danger becomes all too real, and Amy—on and off the camera—must fight for her life….


Flashpoint
by Suzanne Brockmann

From unrelenting action to intense emotion, from high-stakes drama to break-neck pacing, bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann is a novelist who does it all. Now Brockmann delivers an exciting thriller about men and women operating where agents of the U.S. government cannot, where America’s most ruthless enemies thrive—and where every step you take just might be your last. . . .

Jimmy Nash has already lived two lives—and he can’ t talk about either of them. Formerly an operative of a top secret government agency, he has found a new job with a shadowy company called Troubleshooters Inc. Created by a former Navy SEAL, Troubleshooters Inc. helps anyone in desperate need—which provides a perfect cover for its other, more perilous objective: covert special operations.

Now Nash and a quickly assembled team of expert operators have come to the earthquake-ravaged country of Kazbekistan in the guise of relief workers. There, amid the dust and death, in a land of blood red sunsets and ancient blood feuds, they must track down a missing laptop computer that may hold secrets vital to national security.

To get it done, Nash does what he does best: break every rule in the book and manipulate those who can help him get what he needs. But this time, Nash may have met his match in Tess Bailey, an Troubleshooters operative with all the right instincts—and zero field experience. The deep attraction between them is immediate . . . and potentially explosive, with risk at every turn. Now these two professionals must play out their dangerous games in the world’s most dangerous place—cut off from their own government, cutting deals with people they can’t trust, and guarding forbidden passions that threaten to compromise their crucial mission.

A full throttle adventure teamed with heated emotion, Flashpoint proves that Suzanne Brockmann can spin suspense unlike any other author working today.

From the Hardcover edition.


Flashpoint
by Stephanie Newton

With his first major case, fire-cop-in-training Matt Clark finally has the chance to shed his image as the Clark family’s goofy youngest son. Then an explosion lands Matt and his partner, Lara Hughes, in the hospital, and the investigation—and the fires—gain momentum. Lara’s now a witness, needing all the protection Matt can give…if she’ll accept his help. The beautiful but always aloof Lara has worked hard to keep her distance from Matt, until a desperate choice to save the investigation leaves her with nowhere else to turn.


Flashpoint
by Geoff Johns

Not a dream, not an imaginary story, not an elseworld. This is Flash Fact: When Barry Allen wakes at his desk, he discovers the world has changed. Family is alive, loved ones are strangers and close friends are different, gone or worse. It’s a world on the brink of a cataclysmic war–but where are Earth’s Greatest Heroes to stop it?

It’s a place where America’s last hope is Cyborg, who intends to gather the forces of the Outsider, the Secret 7, Shazam, Citizen Cold and other new and familiar—yet altered–faces! It’s a world that could be running out of time, if the Flash can’t find the villain who altered the timeline! Collects FLASHPOINT #1-5.


Flashpoint
by Michael Gilbert

Will Dylan is an electoral favourite ¿ intelligent, sharp and good-looking, he is the government¿s new golden boy. Jonas Killey is a small-time solicitor ¿ determined, uncompromising and obsessed, he is hounding Dylan in the hope of bringing him into disrepute. Believing he has information that can connect Dylan with an illegal procedure during a trade union merger, he starts to spread the word, provoking a top-level fluttering. At the crucial time of a general election, no government can afford bad press. Jonas suddenly finds himself pursued by those who want to keep him quiet, but he is determined that the truth will be heard.

Flashpoint
by George La Fountaine

Border Patrol officers Logan and Wheeler find nearly a million dollars in the abandoned jeep of Michael Curtis, dead at twenty-three, and quickly have their dreams of freedom shattered by a deadly force of corruption extending from Washington to Dallas

Flashpoint
by Connie Hall

Lucy Karmon always does the right thing, even if her methods are sometimes questionable. So when the mercenary is offered a chance to dole out her own brand of justice against Athena Academy’s darkest enemy, she takes it. She’ll use her contacts to gather intelligence and her expertise in explosives to blast apart Arachne’s global network. What her complicated plan doesn’t include? Being thwarted at every turn by a follow-the-rules military man. Though Lucy will stop at nothing?not even fireworks?to bring down the bad guy, she suddenly finds herself torn between duty and explosive desire.


Flashpoint
by D.A. Richardson

In her career as an arsonist, she’d torched a new home construction site, the service garage of a trucking company and an apartment building. In Atlanta, she burned a racing stable and a hotel. From city to city, she torched buildings and took the lives of firefighters; keeping the promise she made to herself at her Uncle Henry’s fire department funeral…

Flashpoint follows a female arsonist while telling of the life and death situations firefighters face each day and the family support system that stands behind them.

With all the “Usual Suspects” this mystery will draw you in like smoke draws firefighters into a burning building. Three women will cross the paths of the crew from Fire Hall No. 5 but only one will plan their death.


Flashpoint
by Tracey Tillis

With her father lying terribly injured in the hospital, the daughter of a powerful African-American senator investigates the suspicious circumstances surrounding the hit-and-run accident that left him comatose. Digging deep despite the danger, she uncovers a pattern of revenge and deceit stretching far into her father’s past, and to a shocking, 30-year-old secret that someone is willing to kill to protect.

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Killing Joke

Batman: The Killing Joke
by Alan Moore, Brian Bolland

A NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller!

Presented for the first time with stark, stunning new coloring by Brian Bolland, BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE is Alan Moore’s unforgettable meditation on the razor-thin line between sanity and insanity, heroism and villainy, comedy and tragedy.
 
According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as the Joker, that’s all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he’s out to prove his deranged point. And he’s going to use Gotham City’s top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and the Commissioner’s brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it.


DC Comics novels – Batman: The Killing Joke
by Christa Faust, Gary Phillips

Adapting what may be the most popular of graphic novels, by the edgy Hard Case Crime author, adding layers and exploring the nature of morality.

Faced with overwhelming poverty and a pregnant wife, a tragic, struggling comedian is forced to turn to crime. In his first heist, he is immersed in toxic chemicals that disfigure him bizarrely, driving him mad and thus giving birth to The Joker.

For years, the Clown Prince of Crime has been caught in a dance of violence with his greatest nemesis, the Batman. Escaping Arkham Asylum, he plots his most lethal caper. This will be the ultimate punch line… his KILLING JOKE.

In their mission to protect Gotham City, Batman and Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) pursue ruthless criminals such as the grandiose Maxie Zeus and Antonio “Python” Palmares. Simultaneously, Commissioner James Gordon and Detective Harvey Bullock take on a cartel distributing the latest designer drug–“giggle sniff,” derived from a venom created by The Joker.

This rapid-fire sequence of events spirals together to threaten Batman’s closest friends and allies, and locks the two eternal foes in their ultimate death match.

Copyright © 2017 DC Comics. BATMAN, THE JOKER, THE KILLING JOKE and all related characters and elements © & TM DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.


Batman
by Alan Moore, Brian Bolland

“One bad day. According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker, that’s all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he’s out to prove his deranged point. And he’s going to use Gotham’s top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it. Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight’s closest friends. Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links thes two iconic foes before it leads to a fatal conclusion? And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed, will the thin line that separates Batman’s nobility and The Joker’s insanity snap once and for all?””–Publisher’s information.

Absolute Batman
by Alan Moore

Critically acclaimed writer Alan Moore redefined the superhero with Watchmenand V for Vendetta. In Batman- The Killing Joke, he takes on the origin of comics’ greatest super-villain, The Joker–and changes Batman’s world forever.Batman- The Killing Joke is Alan Moore’s unforgettable meditation on the razor-thin line between sanity and insanity, heroism and villainy, comedy and tragedy.

According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker, that’s all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he’s out to prove his deranged point. And he’s going to use Gotham City’s top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it.

Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight’s closest friends. Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links these two iconic foes before it leads to its fatal conclusion? And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed, will the thin line that separates Batman’s nobility and The Joker’s insanity snap once and for all?

Absolute Batman- The Killing Jokecollects Batman- The Killing Jokeand stories fromBatman- Black & White#4, Countdown#31,Who’s Who in the DC Universe#13 and with bonus material that includes Brian Bolland’s new coloring from the Deluxe Edition, the original John Higgins coloring, all 128 pages of the script that has never been published before, Brian Bolland’s Joker covers and sketches, previously unpublished Bolland Batman/Joker sketches and more!


Batman Noir
by Alan Moore, Brian Bolland

Presented in stark black and white, BATMAN NOIR: THE KILLING JOKE collects BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, “An Innocent Man” story, and a collection of Bolland’s Batman covers. ALAN MOORE (WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA) and BRIAN BOLLAND (CAMELOT 3000) take on the origin of comics’ greatest super-villain, The Joker–and changes Batman’s world forever.

One bad day.

According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker, that’s all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he’s out to prove his deranged point. And he’s going to use Gotham City’s top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it.

Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight’s closest friends. Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links these two iconic foes before it leads to its fatal conclusion? And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed, will the thin line that separates Batman’s nobility and The Joker’s insanity snap once and for all?


The Killing Joke
by Anthony Horowitz

When Guy Fletcher protests at a feeble joke he overhears in his grotty local pub, he finds himself headbutted and struck by an idea in quick succession. Is it possible to trace a joke all the way back to its original source?

Guy’s meandering trail leads him to a humourless Hungarian dentist, a hyperactive troupe of Boy Scouts, a group of giggling grave-diggers and half a dozen undercover detectives. And there are some pretty odd things happening along the way. Guy is sure he’s being followed by a sinister Englishman, Irishman and Scotsman. He has an unfortunate accident on a banana skin. And there’s a fly in his soup.

Guy is on the verge of discovering something very unpleasant. Making jokes is no laughing matter…


Batman Noir: The Killing Joke
by Alan Moore

Presented in stark black and white, BATMAN NOIR: THE KILLING JOKE collects BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, “An Innocent Man” story, and a collection of Bolland’s Batman covers. ALAN MOORE (WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA) and BRIAN BOLLAND (CAMELOT 3000) take on the origin of comics’ greatest super-villain, The Joker—and changes Batman’s world forever. One bad day. According to the grinning engine of madness and mayhem known as The Joker, that’s all that separates the sane from the psychotic. Freed once again from the confines of Arkham Asylum, he’s out to prove his deranged point. And he’s going to use Gotham City’s top cop, Commissioner Jim Gordon, and his brilliant and beautiful daughter Barbara to do it. Now Batman must race to stop his archnemesis before his reign of terror claims two of the Dark Knight’s closest friends. Can he finally put an end to the cycle of bloodlust and lunacy that links these two iconic foes before it leads to its fatal conclusion? And as the horrifying origin of the Clown Prince of Crime is finally revealed, will the thin line that separates Batman’s nobility and The Joker’s insanity snap once and for all?


The Killing Joke
by Christa Faust, Gary Phillips

Adapting what may be the most popular of graphic novels, by the edgy Hard Case Crime author, adding layers and exploring the nature of morality.

Faced with overwhelming poverty and a pregnant wife, a tragic, struggling comedian is forced to turn to crime. In his first heist, he is immersed in toxic chemicals that disfigure him bizarrely, driving him mad and thus giving birth to The Joker.

For years, the Clown Prince of Crime has been caught in a dance of violence with his greatest nemesis, the Batman. Escaping Arkham Asylum, he plots his most lethal caper. This will be the ultimate punch line… his KILLING JOKE.

In their mission to protect Gotham City, Batman and Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) pursue ruthless criminals such as the grandiose Maxie Zeus and Antonio “Python” Palmares. Simultaneously, Commissioner James Gordon and Detective Harvey Bullock take on a cartel distributing the latest designer drug–“giggle sniff,” derived from a venom created by The Joker.

This rapid-fire sequence of events spirals together to threaten Batman’s closest friends and allies, and locks the two eternal foes in their ultimate death match.

Copyright © 2017 DC Comics. BATMAN, THE JOKER, THE KILLING JOKE and all related characters and elements © & TM DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.


I Was a Killing Joke
by Jodi.C.King

Killing Joke are worthy of more than a quiet mention on the back of the socially acceptable bands who rip off their riffs, so who else than a big-mouthed truth speaker to share her views and observations about a post punk / industrial rock band who remain superior to most, unknown to many, an inpiration to more and yet still utterly offensive to some.

An extended review of a unique band with a massive cult following, coupled with the real life soap opera of a jackanapes…


Killing Joke
by frank jenkinson

After the release of the first EP “Turn to Red” things were beginning to kick off for Killing Joke. This book consists of photographs taken in the autumn of 1979 of gigs at: Hope and Anchor 9/10/79, BBC Peel Sessions 17/10/79, No Petrol shoot 30/10/79, 101 Clapham 01/12/79, Music Machine 10/12/79, Moonlight Club 13/11/79 and 18/12/79. With the KJ’s there are as many claims of true stories as there are people who knew them, so I’m not offering any narrative but I can still see some sense of the excitement of those times.

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Final Crisis

Final Crisis (New Edition)
by Grant Morrison

What happens when evil wins? That’s the question Superman, Batman, the Justice League and every being in the DCU have to face when Darkseid and his otherworldly legion of narcissistic followers actually win the war between light and dark. Featuring the deaths and resurrections of major DC characters, FINAL CRISIS is more than your average multi-part event-it’s a deconstruction of Super Hero comics and a challenging, thought-provoking take on the modern, four-color icons.

Absolute Final Crisis
by Grant Morrison, J. G. Jones, Doug Mahnke

Best-selling writer Grant Morrison (BATMAN, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN, JLA) and critically acclaimed artist J.G. Jones (52, Wanted) redefine what it means to be a modern day Super Hero in this cosmic epic.

What happens when evil wins? That’s the question Superman, Batman, the Justice League and every being in the DCU have to face when Darkseid and his otherworldly legion of narcissistic followers actually win the war between light and dark. Featuring the deaths and resurrections of major DC characters, FINAL CRISIS is more than your average multi-part event – it’s a deconstruction of Super Hero comics and a challenging, thought-provoking take on the modern, four-color icons.

This volume collects Final Crisis 1-7, Final Crisis: Submit #1, Final Crisis Superman Beyond 1-2 as well as additional JG Jones design pages with commentary by grant Morrison.


Final Crisis Companion
by Grant Morrison, Various

As the universe-shattering Final Crisis infiltrates the DC Universe, the battle for the hearts and souls of our heroes erupts! As the Crisis claims its first casualty, join the Justice League as they pay tribute to their fallen comrade, the Martian Manhunter.. Learn the cosmic origin of his murderer, Darkseid’s mad prophet, Libra… Take a stand with Checkmate, as the last bastion of humanity fights for their survival against the all-consuming Anti-Life Equation. Also, commentary from writer Grant Morrison and artist J.G. Jones illuminates the secrets buried within the first chapter of Final Crisis.

Final Crisis
by Grant Morrison

What happens when evil wins? That’s the devastating question Superman, Batman, the Justice League and every other super being in the DC Universe must face when Darkseid and his otherworldly legion of followers actually win the war between light and dark. Written by superstar creator Grant Morrison (JLA, BATMAN) with stellar art from J.G. Jones (52 covers), Carlos Pacheco (SUPERMAN) and Doug Mahnke (BLACK ADAM), this event defined the DCU and the New Gods for the 21st century and beyond! Collects FINAL CRISIS issues #1-7.

Final Crisis
by Geoff Johns

The critically acclaimed FLASH team of writer Geoff Johns (INFINITE CRISIS, GREEN LANTERN, BLACKEST NIGHT) and artist Scott Kolins (THE FLASH) reunites for a tale of villainy and twisted justice tying in to the massive DC event FINAL CRISIS! Captain Cold and the rest or the Flash’s Rogues were accessories to the murder of Bart Allen, the former Kid Flash. They’ve become what they never set out to be – wanted! Wanted by the good guys, by former Rogue Pied Piper, and by the Secret Society of Super-Villains. But just as they try to disappear underground, good, old-fashioned revenge yanks them back into the game!

Final Crisis
by Greg Cox

“Victorious at long last over his enemies on the world of New Genesis, Darkseid has unleashed the forces of Apokolips on Earth. With the secret of the Anti-Life Equation at his command, Darkseid now possesses the ability to eradicate all free will from humanity–and usher in an end to the age of super heroes. Facing an ever-growing army of mindless slaves and corrupted heroes, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the remnants of the Justice League of America find themselves consumed by the spreading darkness. They remain humanity’s only hope–the only light that will not be extinguished in the world’s bleakest hour. But at what cost?”–Back cover.

Energy – The Final Crisis
by Bill J. McElwain

First, it was George Orwell’s ‘1984’. Now, the next fortune cookie of a book, Energy – The Final Crisis. Written with a unique perspective of a historical commentary about events not yet past, the reader is introduced to more than just high heating costs. Between the covers of this book, you will follow the struggle of several characters as they try to survive or offer a solution to the world, only to be swallowed by a whirlwind of treachery and violence. You will experience the desperation of world powers – scrambling for global dominance, while ever-shrinking fuel supplies threaten their military machines. You will feel provoked at the critical comments of modern politics. You man giggle as the author snubs political correctness, but you will fell a chill when you connect current world tensions – terrorism and the Middle East, to the present. This book was written before September 11, 2001.

Final Crisis
by Greg Cox

Darkseid has unleashed the forces of Apokolips on Earth. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the Justice League of America remain humanity’s only hop against the darkness.


Final Crisis Sketchbook (2008-) #1
by Grant Morrison

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the process of creating FINAL CRISIS! Featuring sketches and character designs by J.G. Jones and script notes and designs by Grant Morrison, this special issue will give readers a sneak preview of what to expect in FINAL CRISIS.

The Final Crisis of the Stuart Monarchy
by Tim Harris, Stephen Taylor

There has been an explosion of interest in the ‘Glorious’ Revolution in recent years. Long regarded as the lesser of Britain’s seventeenth-century revolutions, a faint after tremor following the major earthquake of mid-century, it is now coming to be seen as a major transformative episode in its own right, a landmark event which marked a distinctive break in British history. This collection sheds new light on the final crisis of the Stuart monarchy by re-examining the causes and implications of the dynastic shift of 1688-9 from a broad chronological, intellectual and geographical perspective. Comprising eleven essays by specialists in the field, it ranges from the 1660s to the mid-eighteenth century, deals with the history of ideas as well as political and religious history, and not only covers England, Scotland and Ireland but also explores the Atlantic and European contexts. Encompassing high politics and low politics, Tory and Whig political thought, and the experiences of both Catholics and Protestants, it ranges from protest and resistance to Jacobitism and counter-revolution and even offers an evaluation of British attitudes towards slavery. Written in a lively and engaging style and designed to be accessible to a broader audience, it combines new research with the latest scholarship to provide a fresh and invigorating introduction to the revolutionary period that transformed Britain and its empire. TIM HARRIS is Munro-Goodwin-Wilkinson Professor in European History at Brown University STEPHEN TAYLOR is Professor in the History of Early Modern England and Head of Department at Durham University.

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Trembling Of A Leaf

The Trembling of a Leaf: Stories of the South Sea Islands
by W. Somerset Maugham

Life in the South Pacific Colonial Islands

“The tragedy of love is not death or separation. How long do you think it would have been before one or other of them ceased to care? Oh, it is dreadfully bitter to look at a woman whom you have loved with all your heart and soul, so that you felt you could not bear to let her out of your sight, and realize that you would not mind if you never saw her again. The tragedy of love is indifference.” – W. Somerset Maugham, The Trembling of a Leaf

Spy for the British Empire, W. Somerset Maugham traveled many times to South Pacific and the Far East. There, he started creating series of short stories about the life of the colonialists and how the remoteness and strangeness of such far-away lands can ultimately destroy the very soul of the civilized man.

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The Trembling of a Leaf: Stories of the South Sea Islands
by W. Somerset Maugham

Life in the South Pacific Colonial Islands

“The tragedy of love is not death or separation. How long do you think it would have been before one or other of them ceased to care? Oh, it is dreadfully bitter to look at a woman whom you have loved with all your heart and soul, so that you felt you could not bear to let her out of your sight, and realize that you would not mind if you never saw her again. The tragedy of love is indifference.” – W. Somerset Maugham, The Trembling of a Leaf

Spy for the British Empire, W. Somerset Maugham traveled many times to South Pacific and the Far East. There, he started creating series of short stories about the life of the colonialists and how the remoteness and strangeness of such far-away lands can ultimately destroy the very soul of the civilized man.

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The Trembling of a Leaf
by William Somerset Maugham

Little stories of the South Sea islands. For contents and other editions, see Author Catalog.

Rain and Other South Sea Stories (The Trembling of a Leaf Collection)
by William Somerset Maugham

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The Trembling of a Leaf
by W. Somerset Maugham

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Rain and Other South Sea Stories (The Trembling of a Leaf Short Stories Collection)
by William Somerset Maugham

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Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens

Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn’t heed Marley’s warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways.

This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world’s books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.


A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.

A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens

“Bah Humbug!” That’s how Ebeneezer Scrooge feels about Christmas–until the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future decide to show the crotchety old miser the error of his ways. Together they travel through time, revisiting all the people who have played an important role in Scrooge’s life. And as their journey concludes, Scrooge is reminded of what it means to have love in his heart, and what the true spirit of Christmas is all about. A timeless story the whole family will enjoy!

A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens

Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn’t heed Marley’s warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways.

This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world’s books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.


A Christmas Carol
by Guy Williams

This title, of one of our best-loved Victorian novels, aims to humorously capture the characters of Scrooge, Marley’s ghost and the spirits. Narrated by the character of Dickens, this short play allows for comparative study of the original novel and the play and is useful for school productions.

A Christmas carol in prose, being a ghost story of Christmas
by Charles Dickens

“A national benefit and to every man or woman who reads it, a personal kindness.” —William Makepeace Thackeray The Western world typically thinks of Christmas as having a singular origin, away in a manger, but when you look at how the holiday is celebrated today, it’s hard to see a more powerful progenitor than Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. First published on December 17, 1843 as a novella, the story bestowed on Christmas its rich and complicated social character. Ebenezer’s epic Christmas Eve illustrates both the joy to be found in friends, family, and festive gatherings… and the dangers of letting such happiness and privilege blind you to the lives of the less fortunate. The story is a product of its time, a response to the ills of Victorian-era industrialization and the desire for tradition, but you only need to look at how varied the adaptations of A Christmas Carol have become–on stage, in film, and in song–to know that it is truly timeless. This exclusive edition of A Christmas Carol in Prose: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas is one adaptation not to miss. It is a scanned volume of the original novella–complete with original spooky title–enhanced with new illustrations and narration by artist and musician Jon Langford. Here Langford imagines the story as a stage production put on by a small West Yorkshire theater in 1916. Download it for free to see–and hear–each of the four ghosts as an early 20th century audience might have.

A Christmas Carol – Spotlight Edition
by Charles Dickens

An annotated adaptation of Dickens’ Classic Christmas tale. Each Spotlight Edition maintains the rich integrity of the original work while adapting the language to be more accessible to the average reader.In addition to providing a more readable text, Prestwick House Spotlight Editions are enhabced, providing readers with thoughtful guided reading questions and margin notes to help navigate trhe text; suggestions for thought and discussion; research opportunities for richer understanding of the text and its contexts; and suggested writing activities to foster deeper thinking.

A Christmas Carol
by Michael Paller

Full Length / Characters: 5 male, 2 female, 3 children

Scenery: Composite set

This fresh approach to the classic tale faithfully conveys the magic of Dickens. On Christmas Eve in 1843 friends and family gathered at Dickens’ home ask him to tell a story, but he refuses to work on Christmas Eve. If there is going to be a story, each must take a part in its telling. And so the story unfolds with the cast of 10 playing over 40 parts. “Done with respect and ingenuity. Deserves to be seen.” Cleve


A Christmas Carol: the Original Manuscript
by Charles Dickens, John Leech, Pierpont Morgan Library

This clear facsimile of the original manuscript tells not only the story but also how Dickens wrote the work—making a few unsuccessful starts, carefully revising almost every page—until the masterpiece was finished. Eight illustrations by John Leech.

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Idiot

The Idiot
by Elif Batuman

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction

“An addictive, sprawling epic; I wolfed it down.”
—Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man and It Chooses You 

“Easily the funniest book I’ve read this year.”
GQ

A portrait of the artist as a young woman. A novel about not just discovering but inventing oneself.

The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student from Hungary. Selin may have barely spoken to Ivan, but with each email they exchange, the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings. 
 
At the end of the school year, Ivan goes to Budapest for the summer, and Selin heads to the Hungarian countryside, to teach English in a program run by one of Ivan’s friends. On the way, she spends two weeks visiting Paris with Svetlana. Selin’s summer in Europe does not resonate with anything she has previously heard about the typical experiences of American college students, or indeed of any other kinds of people. For Selin, this is a journey further inside herself: a coming to grips with the ineffable and exhilarating confusion of first love, and with the growing consciousness that she is doomed to become a writer.

With superlative emotional and intellectual sensitivity, mordant wit, and pitch-perfect style, Batuman dramatizes the uncertainty of life on the cusp of adulthood. Her prose is a rare and inimitable combination of tenderness and wisdom; its logic as natural and inscrutable as that of memory itself. The Idiot is a heroic yet self-effacing reckoning with the terror and joy of becoming a person in a world that is as intoxicating as it is disquieting. Batuman’s fiction is unguarded against both life’s affronts and its beauty–and has at its command the complete range of thinking and feeling which they entail.

Named one the best books of the year by Refinery29 Mashable One • Elle Magazine • The New York Times • Bookpage • Vogue • NPR • Buzzfeed The Millions


The Real McCoys
by Matthew Swanson

Her name’s Moxie. Moxie McCoy.

Bold, opinionated, and haplessly self-confident, the world’s greatest fourth-grade detective faces her biggest challenge! When someone kidnaps beloved school mascot Eddie the Owl, Moxie is on the case—but she’s forced to fly solo now that her best friend (and crime-solving partner) has moved away.

Moxie must interview her classmates—both as potential new best friends and as possible suspects. She finds clues and points fingers but can’t save the owl on her own. Enter Moxie’s little brother, Milton. Quiet, cautious, and boring as a butter knife, he’s a good listener.

Can the Real McCoys form an unlikely alliance and solve the crime of the century?

Bursting with interactive illustrations on every page, Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr’s The Real McCoys delivers clever storytelling, laugh-out-loud humor, and heartwarming insight. This is the first book in a series.

An Imprint Book

“Readers will breeze through this ingenious combination of text and art, eager for Moxie and Milton’s next case.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“Swanson’s witty text is enhanced exponentially by Behr’s bold, original artwork to create a uniquely told whodunit with wide appeal … An exceptional book.” —Booklist, starred review

“Delightfully topsy-turvy…readers will hope to see more of both siblings soon.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“An exceptional middle-grade read packed with giggles for young sleuths who love to explore a little off the beaten path.” —Kirkus Reviews

“An ingenious new series…an innovative reading experience that surprises and delights. Wordplay, witty descriptions and visual jokes abound.” —The Washington Post

“Swanson and Behr have created a gem with this hilarious elementary-level read with graphic novel tendencies.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“This clever, funny, delightful book is just what this crazy world needs. The surprising and inventive interaction between text and illustration shows that two brains are, indeed, better than one–especially when they belong to Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr.” —Andrea Beaty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Ada Twist Scientist

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

A Junior Library Guild Selection


My Heart Is an Idiot
by Davy Rothbart

Davy Rothbart is looking for love in all the wrong places. Constantly. He falls helplessly in love with pretty much every girl he meets—and rarely is the feeling reciprocated. Time after time, he hops in a car and tears across half of America with his heart on his sleeve. He’s continually coming up with outrageous schemes, which he always manages to pull off. Well, almost always. But even when things don’t work out, Rothbart finds meaning and humor in every moment. Whether it’s humiliating a scammer who takes money from aspiring writers or playing harmless (but side-splitting) goofs on his deaf mother, nothing and no one is off-limits.
But as much as Rothbart is a tragically lovable, irresistibly brokenhearted hero, it’s his prose that’s the star of the book. In the tradition of David Sedaris and Sloane Crosley but going places very much his own, his essays show how things that are seemingly so wrong can be so, so right.


Unhinged
by Omarosa Manigault Newman

In the #1 New York Times bestseller, the former Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison in the Trump White House provides an eye-opening and “explosive” (The Boston Globe) look into the corruption and controversy of the current administration.

Few were a member of Donald Trump’s inner orbit longer than Omarosa Manigault Newman. Their relationship spanned fifteen years—through four television shows, a presidential campaign, and a year by his side in the most chaotic, outrageous White House in history. But that relationship came to a decisive and definitive end, and Omarosa finally shares her side of the story in this “deftly executed” (The Guardian), jaw-dropping account.

A stunning tell-all and takedown from a strong, intelligent woman who took every name and number, Unhinged is a must-read for any concerned citizen.


How to Work for an Idiot
by John Hoover

How to Work for an Idiot is the confession of a recovering I-Boss (Idiot Boss). After decades of writing and consulting, John Hoover, also known as Dr. John, finally realized that the vast majority of people he kept trying to energize, motivate, and enlighten were, wellidiots. He also realized that he was an idiot for trying to change them. Instead, he has decided to enlighten you, the poor schlubs who actually must continue working for these Idiot Bosses. You cannot change them. You cannot challenge them. And no, you cannot practice anything on them that you saw on CSI or even CSI: Miami. But you can survive them; even thrive under them, if you know how to deal with them.

Things You Should Already Know About Dating, You F*cking Idiot
by Ben Schwartz, Laura Moses

A hilarious illustrated collection of tips for successfully navigating the dating world as a millennial.

For single millennials, this situation is all too familiar: You’re on a date. It’s going well! Then suddenly your date looks at you like you’re a f*cking idiot and you never hear from that person again. Guess you’re going to die alone, right? Maybe not! Humble authors Ben Schwartz and Laura Moses have written a book to save the future of the human race: Things You Should Already Know About Dating, You F*cking Idiot, a collection of 100 dating tips–complete with illustrations–that teaches clueless guys and girls the dos and don’ts of dating. In their book, Ben and Laura cover all the basics, from “Why are you texting in just Emojis, dummy?!” to “Stop playing games, idiot!” and, of course, “PUT YOUR PHONE DOWN, A**HOLE!” Simply put, this book will make you laugh and finally give you a fighting chance at not dying alone.


Fear
by Bob Woodward

“Explosive.”—The Washington Post
“Devastating.”—The New Yorker
“Unprecedented.”—CNN

THE INSIDE STORY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS ONLY BOB WOODWARD CAN TELL IT

With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence.

Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president’s first years in office.


Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot
by Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, Carlos Alberto Montaner, Alvaro Vargas Llosa

First published in Spanish in March 1996, the ‘Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot’ opens up the ever-increasing debate in Latin America regarding its ‘underdeveloped’ status. Witty, incisive, fact-packed, and entertaining, it was written by three disillusioned ex-leftists, or former ‘Latin American Idiots’, who believe that true free market reform is Latin America’s only hope. In this Guide, the authors target many of Latin America’s traditionally heroic icons, such as Castro, Che Guevara, Simon Bolivar, and the ‘popular church’. They also target sentiments of victimization and anti-Americanism and the blissful ignorance of economics that have for years provided so many Latin Americans with faulty explanations for their miseries. The Guide urges the Latin American Idiot to stop blaming others – the United States, the foreign debt, the multinationals – and start facing facts. Despite exciting controversy in Latin America, this provocative book reached number one on the nonfiction bestseller lists in many countries and is sure to continue prompting thoughtful – and sharp – debate on the origins of Latin America’s crises.

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Animal Farm

Animal Farm
by George Orwel

As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. As we witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals, we begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization; and in our most charismatic leaders, the souls of our cruelest oppressors.

Animal Farm
by George Orwell

George Orwell’s famous satire of the Soviet Union, in which “all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”

Animal Farm
by George Orwell

Since its publication fifty years ago, “Animal Farm” has become one of the most controversial books ever written. It has been translated into seventy languages and sold millions of copies throughout the world. This edition is being published to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of its original U.S. publication.

It features 100 full-color and halftone illustrations by world-renowned artist Ralph Steadman. As vital and relevant as it was fifty years ago, “Animal Farm” is a devastating satire of the Soviet Union by the man V. S. Pritchett called “the conscience of his generation.” A fable about an uprising of farm animals against their human masters, it illustrates how new tyranny replaces old in the wake of revolutions and power corrupts even the noblest of causes.

This anniversary edition includes Orwell’s proposed but unpublished preface to the original edition and his preface to the 1947 Ukranian edition. These appendices evoke the historical context in which Orwell conceived and wrote his classic novel.


George Orwell’s Animal Farm
by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom

Tracing the rise of Napoleon as the leader of the barnyard animals and his ensuing dictatorship in the farmyard community, this classic satiric allegory serves as a warning to all societies as it depicts the slide from revolution to totalitarianism. Orwell transforms the seeming pastoral innocence of his setting into a pernicious political theater of repression and control. This new edition of critical essays examining Animal Farm provides 10 to 12 full-length critical essays for students of literature, plus a chronology of the author’s life, a bibliography, an index, and notes on the contributing writers.


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Animal Farm (MAXNotes Literature Guides)
by Joseph Scalia

REA’s MAXnotes for George Orwell’s Animal Farm MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work’s historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Animal Farm
by Catriona Mills

Insight Text Guides: Animal Farm is designed to help secondary English students understand and analyse the text. This comprehensive study guide to George Orwell’s novella contains detailed character and chapter analysis and explores genre, structure, themes and language. Essay questions and sample answers help to prepare students for creating written responses to the text.

The Play of George Orwell’s Animal Farm
by Peter Hall, George Orwell

The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. Many have large casts and an equal mix of boy and girl parts. This dramatization of George Orwell’s Animal Farm comes with lyrics by Adrian Mitchell and music by Richard Peaslee.

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Image Processing With Matlab

Digital Image Processing
by Rafael C. Gonzalez, Richard Eugene Woods

For courses in Image Processing and Computer Vision.

Completely self-contained and heavily illustrated this introduction to basic concepts and methodologies for digital image processing is written at a level that truly is suitable for seniors and first-year graduate students in almost any technical discipline. The leading textbook in its field for more than twenty years, it continues its cutting-edge focus on contemporary developments in all mainstream areas of image processing e.g., image fundamentals, image enhancement in the spatial and frequency domains, restoration, color image processing, wavelets, image compression, morphology, segmentation, image description, and the fundamentals of object recognition. It focuses on material that is fundamental and has a broad scope of application.


Image Processing with MATLAB
by Omer Demirkaya, Musa H. Asyali, Prasanna K. Sahoo

Image Processing with MATLAB®: Applications in Medicine and Biology explains complex, theory-laden topics in image processing through examples and MATLAB® algorithms. It describes classical as well emerging areas in image processing and analysis.

Providing many unique MATLAB codes and functions throughout, the book covers the theory of probability and statistics, two-dimensional fast Fourier transform, nonlinear diffusion filtering, and partial differential equation (PDE)-based image denoising techniques. It presents intensity-based image segmentation methods, including thresholding techniques as well as K-means and fuzzy C-means clustering techniques. The authors also explore Markov random field (MRF)-based image segmentation, boundary and curvature analysis methods, and parametric and geometric deformable models. The final chapters focus on three specific applications of image processing and analysis.

Reducing the need for the trial-and-error way of solving problems, this book helps readers understand advanced concepts by applying algorithms to real-world problems in medicine and biology.

A solutions manual is available for instructoes wishing to convert this reference to classroom use.


Digital Signal and Image Processing Using MATLAB
by Maurice Charbit

This title provides the most important theoretical aspects of Image and Signal Processing (ISP) for both deterministic and random signals. The theory is supported by exercises and computer simulations relating to real applications.
More than 200 programs and functions are provided in the MATLAB® language, with useful comments and guidance, to enable numerical experiments to be carried out, thus allowing readers to develop a deeper understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of this subject.

Sea Ice Image Processing with MATLAB®
by Qin Zhang, Roger Skjetne

Sea Ice Image Processing with MATLAB addresses the topic of image processing for the extraction of key sea ice characteristics from digital photography, which is of great relevance for Artic remote sensing and marine operations. This valuable guide provides tools for quantifying the ice environment that needs to be identified and reproduced for such testing. This includes fit-for-purpose studies of existing vessels, new-build conceptual design and detailed engineering design studies for new developments, and studies of demanding marine operations involving multiple vessels and operational scenarios in sea ice. A major contribution of this work is the development of automated computer algorithms for efficient image analysis. These are used to process individual sea-ice images and video streams of images to extract parameters such as ice floe size distribution, and ice types. Readers are supplied with Matlab source codes of the algorithms for the image processing methods discussed in the book made available as online material.

Features

  • Presents the first systematic work using image processing techniques to identify ice floe size distribution from aerial images
  • Helps identify individual ice floe and obtain floe size distributions for Arctic offshore operations and transportation
  • Explains specific algorithms that can be combined to solve various problems during polar sea ice investigations
  • Includes MATLAB® codes useful not only for academics, but for ice engineers and scientists to develop tools applicable in different areas such as sustainable arctic marine and coastal technology research
  • Provides image processing techniques applicable to other fields like biomedicine, material science, etc

  • Practical Image and Video Processing Using MATLAB
    by Oge Marques

    UP-TO-DATE, TECHNICALLY ACCURATE COVERAGE OF ESSENTIAL TOPICS IN IMAGE AND VIDEO PROCESSING

    This is the first book to combine image and video processing with a practical MATLAB®-oriented approach in order to demonstrate the most important image and video techniques and algorithms. Utilizing minimal math, the contents are presented in a clear, objective manner, emphasizing and encouraging experimentation.

    The book has been organized into two parts. Part I: Image Processing begins with an overview of the field, then introduces the fundamental concepts, notation, and terminology associated with image representation and basic image processing operations. Next, it discusses MATLAB® and its Image Processing Toolbox with the start of a series of chapters with hands-on activities and step-by-step tutorials. These chapters cover image acquisition and digitization; arithmetic, logic, and geometric operations; point-based, histogram-based, and neighborhood-based image enhancement techniques; the Fourier Transform and relevant frequency-domain image filtering techniques; image restoration; mathematical morphology; edge detection techniques; image segmentation; image compression and coding; and feature extraction and representation.

    Part II: Video Processing presents the main concepts and terminology associated with analog video signals and systems, as well as digital video formats and standards. It then describes the technically involved problem of standards conversion, discusses motion estimation and compensation techniques, shows how video sequences can be filtered, and concludes with an example of a solution to object detection and tracking in video sequences using MATLAB®.

    Extra features of this book include:

    • More than 30 MATLAB® tutorials, which consist of step-by-step guides toexploring image and video processing techniques using MATLAB®
    • Chapters supported by figures, examples, illustrative problems, and exercises
    • Useful websites and an extensive list of bibliographical references

    This accessible text is ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in digital image and video processing courses, as well as for engineers, researchers, software developers, practitioners, and anyone who wishes to learn about these increasingly popular topics on their own.


    Digital Image Processing
    by Uvais Qidwai, C.H. Chen

    Avoiding heavy mathematics and lengthy programming details, Digital Image Processing: An Algorithmic Approach with MATLAB® presents an easy methodology for learning the fundamentals of image processing. The book applies the algorithms using MATLAB®, without bogging down students with syntactical and debugging issues.

    One chapter can typically be completed per week, with each chapter divided into three sections. The first section presents theoretical topics in a very simple and basic style with generic language and mathematics. The second section explains the theoretical concepts using flowcharts to streamline the concepts and to form a foundation for students to code in any programming language. The final section supplies MATLAB codes for reproducing the figures presented in the chapter. Programming-based exercises at the end of each chapter facilitate the learning of underlying concepts through practice.

    This textbook equips undergraduate students in computer engineering and science with an essential understanding of digital image processing. It will also help them comprehend more advanced topics and sophisticated mathematical material in later courses. A color insert is included in the text while various instructor resources are available on the author’s website.


    Contemporary Optical Image Processing with MATLAB
    by T.-C. Poon, P.P. Banerjee

    This book serves two purposes: first to introduce readers to the concepts of geometrical optics, physical optics and techniques of optical imaging and image processing, and secondly to provide them with experience in modeling the theory and applications using the commonly used software tool MATLAB®. A comprehensively revised version of the authors’ earlier book Principles of Applied Optics, Contemporary Optical Image Processing with MATLAB brings out the systems aspect of optics. This includes ray optics, Fourier Optics, Gaussian beam propagation, the split-step beam propagation method, holography and complex spatial filtering, ray theory of holograms, optical scanning holography, acousto-optic image processing, edge enhancement and correlation using photorefractive materials, holographic phase distortion correction, to name a few. MATLAB examples are given throughout the text. MATLAB is emphasized since it is now a widely accepted software tool very routinely used in signal processing. A sizeable portion of this book is based on the authors’ own in-class presentations, as well as research in the area. Instructive problems and MATLAB assignments are included at the end of each Chapter to enhance even further the value of this book to its readers.

    MATLAB is a registered trademark of The MathWorks, Inc.


    Fundamentals of Digital Image Processing
    by Chris Solomon, Toby Breckon

    This is an introductory to intermediate level text on the science of image processing, which employs the Matlab programming language to illustrate some of the elementary, key concepts in modern image processing and pattern recognition. The approach taken is essentially practical and the book offers a framework within which the concepts can be understood by a series of well chosen examples, exercises and computer experiments, drawing on specific examples from within science, medicine and engineering.

    Clearly divided into eleven distinct chapters, the book begins with a fast-start introduction to image processing  to enhance the accessibility of later topics. Subsequent chapters offer increasingly advanced discussion of topics involving more challenging concepts, with  the final chapter  looking at the application of automated image classification (with Matlab examples) .

    Matlab is frequently used in the book as a tool for demonstrations, conducting experiments and for solving problems, as it is both ideally suited to this role and is widely available. Prior experience of Matlab is not required and those without access to Matlab can still benefit from the independent presentation of topics and numerous examples.

    • Features a companion website www.wiley.com/go/solomon/fundamentals containing a Matlab fast-start primer, further  exercises, examples, instructor resources and accessibility to all files corresponding to the examples and exercises within the book itself.
    • Includes numerous examples, graded exercises and computer experiments to support both students and instructors alike.

    Image Processing in Optical Coherence Tomography Using Matlab
    by Robert Koprowski, Zygmunt Wróbel

    This book covers the results of the creation of methods for ophthalmologists support in OCT images automated analysis. These methods, like the application developed on their basis, are used during routine examinations carried out in hospital. The monograph comprises proposals of new and also of known algorithms, modified by authors, for image analysis and processing, presented on the basis of example of Matlab environment with Image Processing tools. The results are not only obtained fully automatically, but also repeatable, providing doctors with quantitative information on the degree of pathology occurring in the patient. In this case the anterior and posterior eye segment is analysed, e.g. the measurement of the filtration angle or individual layers thickness. To introduce the Readers to subtleties related to the implementation of selected fragments of algorithms, the notation of some of them in the Matlab environment has been given. The presented source code is shown only in the form of example of implementable selected algorithm. In no way we impose here the method of resolution on the Reader and we only provide the confirmation of a possibility of its practical implementation.

    Fuzzy Image Processing and Applications with MATLAB
    by Tamalika Chaira, Ajoy Kumar Ray

    In contrast to classical image analysis methods that employ “crisp” mathematics, fuzzy set techniques provide an elegant foundation and a set of rich methodologies for diverse image-processing tasks. However, a solid understanding of fuzzy processing requires a firm grasp of essential principles and background knowledge.

    Fuzzy Image Processing and Applications with MATLAB® presents the integral science and essential mathematics behind this exciting and dynamic branch of image processing, which is becoming increasingly important to applications in areas such as remote sensing, medical imaging, and video surveillance, to name a few.

    Many texts cover the use of crisp sets, but this book stands apart by exploring the explosion of interest and significant growth in fuzzy set image processing. The distinguished authors clearly lay out theoretical concepts and applications of fuzzy set theory and their impact on areas such as enhancement, segmentation, filtering, edge detection, content-based image retrieval, pattern recognition, and clustering. They describe all components of fuzzy, detailing preprocessing, threshold detection, and match-based segmentation.

    Minimize Processing Errors Using Dynamic Fuzzy Set Theory

    This book serves as a primer on MATLAB and demonstrates how to implement it in fuzzy image processing methods. It illustrates how the code can be used to improve calculations that help prevent or deal with imprecision—whether it is in the grey level of the image, geometry of an object, definition of an object’s edges or boundaries, or in knowledge representation, object recognition, or image interpretation.

    The text addresses these considerations by applying fuzzy set theory to image thresholding, segmentation, edge detection, enhancement, clustering, color retrieval, clustering in pattern recognition, and other image processing operations. Highlighting key ideas, the authors present the experimental results of their own new fuzzy approaches and those suggested by different authors, offering data and insights that will be useful to teachers, scientists, and engineers, among others.


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    Structure and Randomness
    by Terence Tao

    “In 2007, Terry Tao began a mathematical blog, as an outgrowth of his own website at UCLA. This book is based on a selection of articles from the first year of that blog. These articles discuss a wide range of mathematics and its applications, ranging from expository articles on quantum mechanics, Einstein’s equation E = mc[superscript 2], or compressed sensing, to open problems in analysis, combinatorics, geometry, number theory, and algebra, to lecture series on random matrices, Fourier analysis, or the dichotomy between structure and randomness that is present in many subfields of mathematics, to more philosophical discussions on such topics as the interplay between finitary and infinitary in analysis. Some selected commentary from readers of the blog has also been included at the end of each article.

    Space, Structure and Randomness
    by Michel Bilodeau, Fernand Meyer, Michel Schmitt

    Space, structure, and randomness: these are the three key concepts underlying Georges Matheron’s scientific work. He first encountered them at the beginning of his career when working as a mining engineer, and then they resurfaced in fields ranging from meteorology to microscopy. What could these radically different types of applications possibly have in common? First, in each one only a single realisation of the phenomenon is available for study, but its features repeat themselves in space; second, the sampling pattern is rarely regular, and finally there are problems of change of scale.

    This volume is divided in three sections on random sets, geostatistics and mathematical morphology. They reflect his professional interests and his search for underlying unity. Some readers may be surprised to find theoretical chapters mixed with applied ones. We have done this deliberately. GM always considered that the distinction between the theory and practice was purely academic.

    When GM tackled practical problems, he used his skill as a physicist to extract the salient features and to select variables which could be measured meaningfully and whose values could be estimated from the available data. Then he used his outstanding ability as a mathematician to solve the problems neatly and efficiently. It was his capacity to combine a physicist’s intuition with a mathematician’s analytical skills that allowed him to produce new and innovative solutions to difficult problems.

    The book should appeal to graduate students and researchers working in mathematics, probability, statistics, physics, spatial data analysis, and image analysis. In addition it will be of interest to those who enjoy discovering links between scientific disciplines that seem unrelated at first glance. In writing the book the contributors have tried to put GM’s ideas into perspective. During his working life, GM was a genuinely creative scientist. He developed innovative concepts whose usefulness goes far beyond the confines of the discipline for which they were originally designed. This is why his work remains as pertinent today as it was when it was first written.


    Structure and Randomness
    by Terence Tao

    There are many bits and pieces of folklore in mathematics that are passed down from advisor to student, or from collaborator to collaborator, but which are too fuzzy and non-rigorous to be discussed in the formal literature. Traditionally, it was a matter of luck and location as to who learned such folklore mathematics. But today, such bits and pieces can be communicated effectively and efficiently via the semiformal medium of research blogging. This book grew from such a blog. In 2007, Terry Tao began a mathematical blog, as an outgrowth of his own website at UCLA. This book is based on a selection of articles from the first year of that blog. These articles discuss a wide range of mathematics and its applications, ranging from expository articles on quantum mechanics, Einstein’s equation $E=mc^2$, or compressed sensing, to open problems in analysis, combinatorics, geometry, number theory, and algebra, to lecture series on random matrices, Fourier analysis, or the dichotomy between structure and randomness that is present in many subfields of mathematics, to more philosophical discussions on such topics as the interplay between finitary and infinitary in analysis. Some selected commentary from readers of the blog has also been included at the end of each article. While the articles vary widely in subject matter and level, they should be broadly accessible to readers with a general graduate mathematics background; the focus in many articles is on the “big picture” and on informal discussion, with technical details largely being left to the referenced literature.

    Geometry, Structure and Randomness in Combinatorics
    by Jiří Matousek, Jaroslav Nešetřil, Marco Pellegrini

    ​This book collects some surveys on current trends in discrete mathematics and discrete geometry. The areas covered include: graph representations, structural graphs theory, extremal graph theory, Ramsey theory and constrained satisfaction problems.

    Computational Analysis of Randomness in Structural Mechanics
    by Christian Bucher

    Proper treatment of structural behavior under severe loading – such as the performance of a high-rise building during an earthquake – relies heavily on the use of probability-based analysis and decision-making tools. Proper application of these tools is significantly enhanced by a thorough understanding of the underlying theoretical and computational concepts as provided by this book.

    Detailing the computational aspects of stochastic analysis within the field of structural mechanics, this book first presents a few motivating examples that demonstrate the various random effects within the context of simple structural analysis models. It moreover briefly reviews the fundamental concepts from continuum mechanics and puts them in the perspective of modern numerical tools, such as the finite element method. More advanced topics are developed step by step while gradually increasing the complexity of the structural and probabilistic analyses.

    This volume is intended for structural analysts and advanced students who wish to explore the benefits of stochastic analysis. It will provide researchers and decision makers working on structural and infrastructural systems with the necessary probabilistic information needed for strategic developments in construction, inspection and maintenance.


    Fooled by Randomness
    by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Fooled by Randomness is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are The Black Swan, Antifragile, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes.

    Fooled by Randomness is the word-of-mouth sensation that will change the way you think about business and the world. Nassim Nicholas Taleb–veteran trader, renowned risk expert, polymathic scholar, erudite raconteur, and New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan–has written a modern classic that turns on its head what we believe about luck and skill.

    This book is about luck–or more precisely, about how we perceive and deal with luck in life and business. Set against the backdrop of the most conspicuous forum in which luck is mistaken for skill–the world of trading–Fooled by Randomness provides captivating insight into one of the least understood factors in all our lives. Writing in an entertaining narrative style, the author tackles major intellectual issues related to the underestimation of the influence of happenstance on our lives.

    The book is populated with an array of characters, some of whom have grasped, in their own way, the significance of chance: the baseball legend Yogi Berra; the philosopher of knowledge Karl Popper; the ancient world’s wisest man, Solon; the modern financier George Soros; and the Greek voyager Odysseus. We also meet the fictional Nero, who seems to understand the role of randomness in his professional life but falls victim to his own superstitious foolishness.

    However, the most recognizable character of all remains unnamed–the lucky fool who happens to be in the right place at the right time–he embodies the “survival of the least fit.” Such individuals attract devoted followers who believe in their guru’s insights and methods. But no one can replicate what is obtained by chance.

    Are we capable of distinguishing the fortunate charlatan from the genuine visionary? Must we always try to uncover nonexistent messages in random events? It may be impossible to guard ourselves against the vagaries of the goddess Fortuna, but after reading Fooled by Randomness we can be a little better prepared.

    Named by Fortune One of the Smartest Books of All Time

    A Financial Times Best Business Book of the Year


    Advances in Computation and Intelligence
    by Jingnan Liu, Zhihua Cai, Chengyu Hu, Zhuo Kang, Yong Liu

    LNCS 6382 is the ?rst volume of the proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Intelligence Computation and Applications (ISICA 2010)held in Wuhan, China, October 22–24, 2010. Fifty-three papers among 267 submissions were selected and included in LNCS 6382. The symposium featured the most up-to-date research in ant colony and particle swarm optimization, di?erential evolution, distributed computing, – netic algorithms, multi-agent systems, multi-objective and dynamic optimi- tion, robot intelligence, statistical learning, and system design. LNCS 6382 is dedicated to the memory of Lishan Kang. ISICA conferences were one of the ?rst series of international conferences on computational intel- gence that combine elements of learning, adaptation, evolution and fuzzy logic to create programs as alternative solutions to arti?cial intelligence. The idea for ISICA came about after Lishan Kang organized on international symposium on evolutionary computation at Wuhan University in 2000. After he was – vited to be the Director of the School of Computer Science, China University of Geosciences, he wondered whether he could establish such discussion forums on computational intelligence at China University of Geosciences. With support from his university, the School of Computer Science organizedthe ?rst ISICA in 2005, in which some of the leading ?gures from the scienti?c computing world were invited, including H. -P. Schwefel, Germany, M. Schoenauer, France, D. J. Evans, UK, T. Higuchi, Japan, Z. Michalewicz, Australia, and X. Yao, UK.

    Compactness and Contradiction
    by Terence Tao

    There are many bits and pieces of folklore in mathematics that are passed down from advisor to student, or from collaborator to collaborator, but which are too fuzzy and nonrigorous to be discussed in the formal literature. Traditionally, it was a matter

    Statistics in Musicology
    by Jan Beran

    Traditionally, statistics and music are not generally associated with each other. However, …intelligent… music software, computer digitization, and other advanced techniques and technologies have precipitated the need for standard statistical models to answer basic musicological questions. Statistics In Musicology presents an unprecedented introduction to statistical and mathematical methods developed for use in music analysis, music theory, and performance theory. It explores concrete methods for data generation and numerical encoding of musical data and serves as a practical reference for a wide audience, including statisticians, mathematicians, musicologists, and musicians.