In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. Equipped with mechanical "auto-mail" limbs, Edward becomes a state alchemist, seeking the one thing that can restore his brother and himself...the legendary Philosopher's Stone. Automail engineer Winry is captured and held hostage to force Edward to do her captor's bidding. Hawkeye discovers the disturbing truth about President Bradley's son. Our heroes have fortuitous and not-so-fortuitous reunions with old friends and enemies. And multiple intrigues and double-crosses ensue as some people plot to save the world while others scheme to destroy it.

Author Hiromu Arakawa
Isbn 031637444X
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2014-04-15
Pages 189
Language English
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As the Straw Hats leave Vivi and Alabasta behind, they discover a stowaway on board who wants to become a crew member! But can they trust this former Baroque Works agent?! Whether friend or foe, they'll be needing all the help they can get when their Log Pose suddenly points to the sky! -- VIZ Media

Author Eiichiro Oda
Isbn 1421546221
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2011-05-02
Pages 208
Language English
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Luffy and pals are headed for the fabled Rainbase, the town of dreams. There they accidentally attract the unwanted attention of the Baroque Works security as well as their old "pal" Captain Smoker! While beating a hasty retreat from both, Ms. All Sunday invites the crew to the casino's VIP room, which turns out to be a trap. To make matters worse, Vivi gets separated from the others and is pursued by the Baroque Works! Will she be able to shake her pursuers and spring her friends?! -- VIZ Media

Author Eiichiro Oda
Isbn 1421548100
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2011-03-28
Pages 207
Language English
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During his journey with Whitebeard’s crew, Oden encounters the legendary future pirate king Gold Roger! What does their meeting mean for the world? And what has Orochi been up to while Oden was gone from Wano?! -- VIZ Media

Author Eiichiro Oda, Sanji
Isbn 1974726738
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2021-04-06
Pages 191
Language English
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The first comprehensive catalogue of the Getty Museum’s significant collection of French Rococo ébénisterie furniture. This catalogue focuses on French ébénisterie furniture in the Rococo style dating from 1735 to 1760. These splendid objects directly reflect the tastes of the Museum’s founder, J. Paul Getty, who started collecting in this area in 1938 and continued until his death in 1976. The Museum’s collection is particularly rich in examples created by the most talented cabinet masters then active in Paris, including Bernard van Risenburgh II (after 1696–ca. 1766), Jacques Dubois (1694–1763), and Jean-François Oeben (1721–1763). Working for members of the French royal family and aristocracy, these craftsmen excelled at producing veneered and marquetried pieces of furniture (tables, cabinets, and chests of drawers) fashionable for their lavish surfaces, refined gilt-bronze mounts, and elaborate design. These objects were renowned throughout Europe at a time when Paris was considered the capital of good taste. The entry on each work comprises both a curatorial section, with description and commentary, and a conservation report, with construction diagrams. An introduction by Anne-Lise Desmas traces the collection’s acquisition history, and two technical essays by Arlen Heginbotham present methodologies and findings on the analysis of gilt-bronze mounts and lacquer. www.getty.edu/publications/rococo

Author Gillian Wilson,Arlen Heginbotham
Isbn 1606066323
Genre Design
Year 2021-03-30
Pages 372
Language English
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One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

Author Jostein Gaarder
Isbn 1466804270
Genre Fiction
Year 2007-03-20
Pages 544
Language English
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After an undersea tangle with mermaids and fish-men, Portgaz D. Ace leads his Spade Pirates crew to the New World, a place where pirate masters and rookies battle for territory and treasure. As he flees memories of his secret past, Ace seeks pirating infamy so powerful it will change the world order. To achieve this goal, he sets his sights on one of the strongest fleets in the ocean—the Whitebeard Pirates, ruled over by dread pirate Whitebeard, the strongest man in the world! -- VIZ Media

Author Sho Hinata,Tatsuya Hamazaki
Isbn 1974718530
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2020-09-01
Pages 224
Language English
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Bridging the fields of conservation, art history, and museum curating, this volume contains the principal papers from an international symposium titled "Historical Painting Techniques, Materials, and Studio Practice" at the University of Leiden in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from June 26 to 29, 1995. The symposium—designed for art historians, conservators, conservation scientists, and museum curators worldwide—was organized by the Department of Art History at the University of Leiden and the Art History Department of the Central Research Laboratory for Objects of Art and Science in Amsterdam. Twenty-five contributors representing museums and conservation institutions throughout the world provide recent research on historical painting techniques, including wall painting and polychrome sculpture. Topics cover the latest art historical research and scientific analyses of original techniques and materials, as well as historical sources, such as medieval treatises and descriptions of painting techniques in historical literature. Chapters include the painting methods of Rembrandt and Vermeer, Dutch 17th-century landscape painting, wall paintings in English churches, Chinese paintings on paper and canvas, and Tibetan thangkas. Color plates and black-and-white photographs illustrate works from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

Author Arie Wallert
Isbn 0892363223
Genre Art
Year 1995-08-24
Pages 240
Language English
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The story of Captain Levi, Attack on Titan’s most beloved character, collected in a single, 400-page hardcover in glorious full color! The Complete, Color Saga of the Thief and the Soldier In Attack on Titan, Erwin Smith and Captain Levi are an inseparable duo, the calculating brain and pumping heart of the Survey Corps. But their past was a mystery, until the release of the globally-acclaimed bestseller Attack on Titan: No Regrets. Years earlier, the young Erwin was an ambitious military ladder-climber and political prodigy, while Levi lived in another world under the elite’s feet, the Underground. In this place, humans are born and die surrounded by the garbage the Capital throws away, and only the lucky or the ruthless have a chance to emerge onto the surface and see the Sun. Under a fierce exterior, Levi longs for a life of dignity for himself and his friends, while Erwin’s lifelong obsession with the Titans drives him to depths of moral ambiguity. The two men’s collision course will lead to tension, tragedy, and the greatest team of Titan-fighters humanity will ever know. Direct from Japan in a newly-colorized edition Includes never-before-published bonus stories and illustrations

Author GUN SNARK
Isbn 1636990304
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2021-03-16
Pages 384
Language English
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A Kirkus Prize nominee and Stonewall Honor winner with 5 starred reviews! A New York Times bestseller! Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR and the New York Public Library! "The queer teen historical you didn’t know was missing from your life.”—Teen Vogue "A stunning powerhouse of a story."—School Library Journal "A gleeful romp through history."—ALA Booklist A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age written by This Monstrous Thing author Mackenzi Lee—Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets the 1700s. Henry “Monty” Montague doesn’t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy. So Monty vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores. Witty, dazzling, and intriguing at every turn, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue is an irresistible romp that explores the undeniably fine lines between friendship and love. Don't miss Felicity's adventures in The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, the highly anticipated sequel!

Author Mackenzi Lee
Isbn 0062382829
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2017-06-27
Pages 528
Language English
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In his effort to save Camie the mermaid from being sold to the highest bidder, Luffy's attack on an exalted Celestial Dragon has given the Navy the green light to send the Admirals in after him. But the Straw Hats get help from an unexpected source--a mysterious outlaw who knows all about Gold Roger, the original King of the Pirates! -- VIZ Media

Author Eiichiro Oda
Isbn 1421545365
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2011-10-31
Pages 209
Language English
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The battle for Fish-Man island continues as a giant ship threatens to collide with the island and destroy everything. Can the Straw Hat pirates defeat Hody Jones and create a new bond between humans and Fish-Men? And what strange new adventures await the crew and they finally step into the New World! -- VIZ Media

Author Eiichiro Oda
Isbn 1421561840
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2013-03-05
Pages 202
Language English
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Thus far, Jinwoo has managed to keep his rapid evolution hidden from his fellow hunters. When he arrives at his latest assignment, though, he is greeted by a group of familiar faces—Joohee, Mr. Song, and the other survivors of the double dungeon are gathered for the raid, and his comrades can’t help but notice Jinwoo’s drastic change in stature! Jinwoo intends to act the weakling he was before, but when their party is joined by a group of criminals and their association minder, Jinwoo may have no choice but to push his newly acquired skills to the limit if he and his friends want to get out alive!

Author
Isbn 1975336526
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2021-11-16
Pages 256
Language English
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In this book, I present a number of often-exciting and sometimes very unusual experiences I have had while visiting, living, and/or working in several foreign countries over a thirty-year period from 1967 until 1997. Contained in this volume, one of three, I have selected thirty of the over two hundred stories I wrote during my working career while traveling to and from overseas assignments. The stories detail actual events and conditions that include surviving a Peace Corps experience in the savannah area in Kenya in the 1960s, working in the swamps and jungles of Indonesia, the rain forests of Brazil, the desert and delta of Egypt, and the varied terrain in Pakistan, and inspecting the irrigation facilities of the war-torn country of Vietnam eighteen years after the war with the United States ended.

Author Frederick Frank Schantz
Isbn 1499056818
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2014-08-29
Pages 156
Language English
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The Straw Hats find themselves caught in the Florian Triangle when the mysterious island "Thriller Bark" suddenly appears. Gecko Moria, one of the Seven Warlords, and his zombie army are also on the island, and they're preparing for a Night Hunt! Can the Straw Hat crew survive this fearsome evening? -- VIZ Media

Author Eiichiro Oda
Isbn 1421545446
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2011-10-10
Pages 207
Language English
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Now that they’ve reached the New World, the Straw Hat pirates are up against things they’ve never seen before! Dragons, centaurs and deadly samurai are just the tip of the iceberg compared to the true dangers of Punk Hazard! Can Luffy and his mates uncover the dark secrets of this mysterious island?! -- VIZ Media

Author Eiichiro Oda
Isbn 1421564874
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2013-06-04
Pages 219
Language English
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Rock-and-roll icon and three-time bestselling author Nikki Sixx tells his origin story: how Frank Feranna became Nikki Sixx, chronicling his fascinating journey from irrepressible Idaho farmboy to the man who formed the revolutionary rock group Mötley Crüe. Nikki Sixx is one of the most respected, recognizable, and entrepreneurial icons in the music industry. As the founder of Mötley Crüe, who is now in his twenty-first year of sobriety, Sixx is incredibly passionate about his craft and wonderfully open about his life in rock and roll, and as a person of the world. Born Franklin Carlton Feranna on December 11, 1958, young Frankie was abandoned by his father and partly raised by his mother, a woman who was ahead of her time but deeply troubled. Frankie ended up living with his grandparents, bouncing from farm to farm and state to state. He was an all-American kid—hunting, fishing, chasing girls, and playing football—but underneath it all, there was a burning desire for more, and that more was music. He eventually took a Greyhound bound for Hollywood. In Los Angeles, Frank lived with his aunt and his uncle—the president of Capitol Records—for a short time. But there was no easy path to the top. He was soon on his own. There were dead-end jobs: dipping circuit boards, clerking at liquor and record stores, selling used light bulbs, and hustling to survive. But at night, Frank honed his craft, joining Sister, a band formed by fellow hard-rock veteran Blackie Lawless, and formed a group of his own: London, the precursor of Mötley Crüe. Turning down an offer to join Randy Rhoads’s band, Frank changed his name to Nikki London, Nikki Nine, and, finally, Nikki Sixx. Like Huck Finn with a stolen guitar, he had a vision: a group that combined punk, glam, and hard rock into the biggest, most theatrical and irresistible package the world had ever seen. With hard work, passion, and some luck, the vision manifested in reality—and this is a profound true story finding identity, of how Frank Feranna became Nikki Sixx. It's also a road map to the ways you can overcome anything, and achieve all of your goals, if only you put your mind to it.

Author Nikki Sixx
Isbn 0306923696
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2021-10-19
Pages 288
Language English
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Soon to be a Netflix Original Series! “War of the Worlds for the 21st century.” – Wall Street Journal The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin. Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision. The Three-Body Problem Series The Three-Body Problem The Dark Forest Death's End Other Books Ball Lightning Supernova Era To Hold Up The Sky (forthcoming) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Author Cixin Liu
Isbn 1466853441
Genre Fiction
Year 2014-11-11
Pages 400
Language English
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The noose is tightening around Ichigo. His inner Hollow can't wait to consume him, the sinister transfer student has him tapped for a mysterious job, and now powerful new enemies have landed in his hometown to destroy him. -- VIZ Media

Author Tite Kubo
Isbn 1421548089
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2011-08-29
Pages 207
Language English
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Like most kids his age, Punpun is in high school. In fact, he has made it into the best high school in town. He is such a good student. He studies so he doesn’t have to think about his life. Maybe a meteor will crash into Earth and destroy everything. A guy can wish, Punpun... -- VIZ Media

Author Inio Asano
Isbn 142159241X
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2016-09-20
Pages 455
Language English
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Never before has the stunning color art of the manga adaption of Spice and Wolf been seen like this! As a compendium of the illustrations delivering a story that ran strong for ten years, this is a must-have for any fan of everyone's favorite apple-loving wolf!

Author
Isbn 1975315804
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2020-11-17
Pages 128
Language English
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Kenshiro takes on the Golan, a gang whose claims of genetic superiority he will put to the test. Later, as he continues his journey through the wasteland, he runs into a wily nomad warlord named Jackal. Until now, Ken’s opponents have rarely used their heads—though many have lost them! How will he handle an enemy who relies on low cunning instead of brute force? -- VIZ Media

Author , Buronson
Isbn 1974730301
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2021-09-21
Pages 307
Language English
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Captain Kuro of the Black Cat Pirates was the most feared evil genius on the high seas...until he vanished. Most people believe he's dead, but only his crew knows the truth: Captain Kuro has been lying low in a small seaside village, posing as a mild-mannered butler until the time for pillage is just right. Now that time has come, and the ruthless Black Cat Pirates are about to attack... Unless, of course, Monkey D.Luffy can stop them! All Luffy has on his side are his sword-wielding first mate, Zolo; his thieving navigator, Nami; Usopp, a local kid with a knack for telling lies; and his own bizarre rubber-limbed powers. If these four amateur pirates want to stop the entire Black Cat crew, they'll have to come up with a pretty slick plan... -- VIZ Media

Author Eiichiro Oda
Isbn 1421546078
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Year 2010-11-16
Pages 191
Language English
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