Ancient Gonzo Wisdom (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Anita Thompson


ISBN: 1458779211

Category: Authors, American

Page: 736

View: 3769

Provides intimate details about and insights into the life of the eccentric writer and subject of The Gonzo Way through a collection of stories and interviews telling of Thompson's many unique experiences, including receiving a beating from the Hells Angels and running for the position of sheriff of Aspen.

Talking Smack

Honest Conversations about Drugs

Author: Andrew McMillen

Publisher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)

ISBN: 9780702253232

Category: Music

Page: 272

View: 1757

Of all the creative industries, the most distinct link between drug use and creativity lies within music. The two elements seem to be intertwined, inseparable; that mythical phrase 'sex, drugs and rock and roll' has been bandied about with a wink and a grin for decades. But is it all smoke and mirrors, or does that cliché ring true for some of our best-known performers? In this fascinating book, journalist Andrew McMillen talks with Australian musicians about their thoughts on - and experiences with - illicit, prescription and legal drugs. Through a series of in-depth and intimate interviews, he tells the stories of musicians who have bitten into the forbidden fruit and avoided choking. This isn't to say that stories of ruin and redemption are avoided - they're not. These celebrated artists have walked the straight-and-narrow path of alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and prescription medication, as well as the supposedly dark-and-crooked road of cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin and methamphetamine. By having conversations about something that's rarely discussed in public, and much less often dealth with honestly, McMillen explores the truths and realities of a contentious topic that isn't going away. Talking Smack is a timely and thought-provoking must-read, that takes you inside the highs and lows of some of our most successful and creative musicians.

The Gonzo Way

Author: Anita Thompson

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555916220

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 4434

The writer Tom Wolfe once described Hunter S. Thompson as the finest comic writer of the 20th century. Thompson was this and more, an apt observer of the American scene for almost four decades, the founding father of Gonzo journalism, and an inspiration to many. Through his writings, Thompson examined the loss of American innocence in the latter part of the 20th century, all the while holding up those deserving of contempt for closer examination and espousing (and exemplifying) what it meant to be a citizen at the end of the American Century. With his death, a vacuum was created that remains to be filled. Anita Thompson explores the legacy of her late husband as a writer and as a citizen, through her own words and through interviews with those who knew him best including Johnny Depp, Ed Bradley, Doug Brinkley, Jack Nicholson, Bill Murray, Senator George McGovern, and others.

PC 97 Hardware Design Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781572313811

Category: Computers

Page: 427

View: 1661

The PC 97 initiative is the next-generation hardware standard for consumer computing from Microsoft. This guide offers a unique and comprehensive look at this emerging standard. The book and CD provide hardware engineers and device driver developers with the authoritative information they need.

Decorative Alphabets and Initials

Author: Alexander Nesbitt

Publisher: Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography


Category: Design

Page: 123

View: 7431

A sourcebook of initials and ornamental letters reproduces designs from the eighth century to the present

The Color of Crime

Author: Katheryn Russell-Brown

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814776179

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

View: 6778

America is the most punitive nation in the world, incarcerating more than 2.3 million people—or one in 136 of its residents. Against the backdrop of this unprecedented mass imprisonment, punishment permeates everyday life, carrying with it complex cultural meanings. In The Culture of Punishment, Michelle Brown goes beyond prison gates and into the routine and popular engagements of everyday life, showing that those of us most distanced from the practice of punishment tend to be particularly harsh in our judgments. The Culture of Punishment takes readers on a tour of the sites where culture and punishment meet—television shows, movies, prison tourism, and post 9/11 new war prisons—demonstrating that because incarceration affects people along distinct race and class lines, it is only a privileged group of citizens who are removed from the experience of incarceration. These penal spectators, who often sanction the infliction of pain from a distance, risk overlooking the reasons for democratic oversight of the project of punishment and, more broadly, justifications for the prohibition of pain.

Dead Set on Living

Making the Difficult But Beautiful Journey from F#*king Up to Waking Up

Author: Chris Grosso

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501173979


Page: 256

View: 8050

Chris Grosso invites us to sit in on conversations with beloved luminaries and bestselling authors such as Ram Dass, Lissa Rankin, Noah Levine, Gabor Mate, and Sharon Salzberg to discover why people return to self-defeating behaviors—drugs, alcohol, unhealthy eating, sex, media—and how they can recover, heal, and thrive. In his recovery from drugs and alcohol, Chris Grosso has stumbled, staggered, and started all over again. In an effort to understand why he relapses, and why many of us return to the myriad of other self-defeating behaviors despite our better judgment, he went to bestselling authors, spiritual teachers, psychologists, doctors, and more, and asked them why we tend to repeat mistakes in our lives, even when we know these actions will harm us and the ones we love. In Dead Set on Living, Chris shares these intimate conversations and the practices that have taught him to be more loving, compassionate, and forgiving with himself as well as new meditation and healing techniques he learned through his journey. Unabashedly honest and inspiring, Dead Set on Living is essential reading for anyone seeking a path towards triumph over adversity, understanding the human condition, and rebuilding relationships after promises have been broken.

Skeleton School

Dissecting the Gift of Body Donation

Author: Andrew McMillen

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702257303

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 8313

Would you donate your body to science? There is no greater gift in all of science than to donate one's body after death, so the next generation of healthcare professionals can learn human anatomy by studying the real thing. In Skeleton School, award-winning journalist Andrew McMillen is given unprecedented access to the University of Queensland's anatomy facilities, allowing him the chance to report on an exclusive and closely guarded world. While embedded inside classrooms filled with students from a range of disciplines, including medicine, physiotherapy and neuroanatomy, McMillen explores the scientific and philosophical aspects of body donation, as well as how students approach the task of dissecting their fellow humans to develop their professional skills.


Author: Sarah Dunant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439125403

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 5328

A decade before her dazzling breakthrough novel, The Birth of Venus, author Sarah Dunant won Britain's prestigious Silver Dagger award for Fatlands, a Hannah Wolfe mystery. In Fatlands, private investigator Hannah Wolfe, who’s independent though not invincible, idealistic but definitely not naive, has taken on one of the less glamorous jobs in the security world—chaperoning teenage rebel Mattie Shepherd around London. But Mattie’s father is paying Hannah lots of money—more than the job is worth, it seems. Or perhaps not. The girl’s father is on the Animal Liberation Front’s hit list. But why? When violence explodes, tearing the family apart, this is what Hannah must discover. Her obsession with the truth nearly kills her, wrecking her private life and dragging her into a vortex of lies and betrayal.

Type, sign, symbol

Author: Adrian Frutiger,Maurice Besset,Emil Ruder,Hans Rudolf Schneebeli

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 151

View: 7618


Memory, Trauma, and History

Essays on Living with the Past

Author: Michael S. Roth

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231145683

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 1225

"Memory, trauma, and history is comprosed of essays that fall into five overlapping subject areas: history and memory; psychoanalysis and trauma; postmodernism, scholarship, and cultural politics; photography and representation; and liberal education." -- Introduction.

The History and Technique of Lettering

Author: Alexander Nesbitt

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486402819

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 3289

This comprehensive, well-illustrated volume ranges from the earliest pictographs and hieroglyphics to the work of 20th-century designers. Subjects include early writing forms; Roman lettering; runes and medieval hands; the Carolingian minuscule and derivative types; humanistic writing and derivative fonts; and much more. 89 complete alphabets and more than 165 additional specimens.

Made in Korea

Chung Ju Yung and the Rise of Hyundai

Author: Richard M. Steers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136600388

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 8928

American business folklore is awash with the adventures of successful entrepreneurs. Still, most of these stories are about Americans, neglecting important and courageous entrepreneurs from other countries. Made in Korea recounts the story of how Chung Ju Yung rose from poverty to build one of the world's largest and most successful building empires - Hyundai - through a combination of creative thinking, tenacity, timing, political skills, and a business strategy that few competitors ever understood. Chung entered the shipbuilding business with no experience and went on to create the world's largest shipyard. He began making automobiles when foreign experts unanimously predicted he would fail, and he started a global construction company that has built some of today's greatest architectural wonders. He even convinced the International Olympic Committee to select South Korea over Japan as the site for the highly successful 1988 Olympics. Unlike most CEO's of major firms, Chung has always preferred the company of his workers to that of the global executive elite. Hard work, creativity and a capacity to never give up - this is the essence of Chung's life. In each of his ventures, he exhibited a sheer determination to succeed, regardless of the obstacles, and he worked tirelessly to instil this drive in all of his employees. Even today, in the midst of Korea's worst economic crisis in over four decades, Chung's company is busy implementing plans to emerge as an even stronger contender in the world economy. Illustrated with 32 pages of colour photographs not previously seen in the West, including photos of Chung's recent historic visit to North Korea in 1998, Made in Korea takes stock of Chung's entire life, highlighting both his contributions to society and the lessons his work can teach to aspiring entrepreneurs.

Design with Type

Author: Carl Dair

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802065198

Category: Architecture

Page: 162

View: 9956

Design with Type takes the reader through a study of typography that starts with the individual letter and proceeds through the word, the line, and the mass of text. The contrasts possible with type are treated in detail, along with their applications to the typography ofbooks, advertising, magazines, and information data. The various contending schools oftypography are discussed, copiously illustrated with the author's selection of over 150 examples of imaginative typography from many parts ot the world. Design with Type differs from all other books on typography in that it discusses type as a design material as well as a means of communication: the premise is that if type is understood in terms of design, the user of type will be better able to work with it to achieve maximum legibility and effectiveness, as well as aesthetic pleasure. Everyone who uses type, everyone who enjoys the appearance of the printed word, will find Design with Type informative and fascinating. It provides, too, an outstanding example of the effectiveness of imaginative and tasteful typographic design.

James Sofasonke Mpanza

father of Soweto

Author: Kevin French

Publisher: Viva Books


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 86

View: 2761


The Christmas Shoppe

Author: Melody Carlson

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441234179

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 9948

The small town of Parrish Springs is not ready for Matilda Honeycutt. A strange older woman with scraggly gray hair and jewelry that jangles as she walks, Matilda is certainly not the most likely person to buy the old Barton Building on the town's quaint main street. When it becomes apparent that her new shop doesn't fit the expectations of Parrish Springs residents, a brouhaha erupts. After all, Christmas is approaching, and the last thing the town needs is a junky shop run by someone who looks and acts like a gypsy. But as townsfolk venture into the strange store, they discover that old memories can bring new life and healing. Once again, Melody Carlson delivers a Christmas story that will touch hearts and delight the senses. Sure to be a classic, The Christmas Shoppe is filled with the special magic the best Christmas stories share--that intangible mixture of nostalgia, joy, and a little bit of magic.

Rheological Properties of Cosmetics and Toiletries

Author: Dennis Laba

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824790905

Category: Medical

Page: 440

View: 1089

This volume in the Cosmetic Science and Technology series covers the important rheological aspects of cosmetic and toiletry formulations, including theoretical physical chemistry, instrumentation and measuring techniques, raw materials and stability predictions. The work discusses the specific rheological requirements of nail polish, antipersirants and deodorants, dentifrices, hair care products, creams and lotions.

Type at Work

The Use of Type in Editorial Design

Author: Andreu Balius

Publisher: Bis Pub


Category: Design

Page: 219

View: 5859

Giving a detailed and comprehensive survey of the use of typography in contemporary editorial design of books, magazines, newspapers, catalogues, reports and brochures, this work includes work by some of the most pre-eminent and innovative international typographic designers working today.