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Manga Magic

What do you get when you cross popular manga style with legends of old? Manga Magic! In this one-of-a-kind guide, beloved and prolific manga artist Supittha “Annie” Bunyapen (a.k.a. Ecthelian on deviantART) shows you how to put original spins on popular fantasy figures and creatures, with insight on everything from what they wear to where they dwell. Inside, you’ll learn how to:
* Develop fantastic characters–from basic anatomy to important details like hair and skin tones.
* Design costumes fit for a goddess (or fairy, or Pan, or what-have-you) right down to armor, jewelry and footwear.
* Color with confidence. Achieve various results using basic watercolor techniques, special effects and markers.
* Set the scene with great backgrounds–from aerial views to underwater scenes.
* Bring it all together, step by step. 20+ start-to-finish demos feature a variety of mythic characters, from wood nymphs and Golem, to multiple gods and goddesses.
Whether you base your characters on traditional Greek mythology, Japanese folklore or fantastical renditions of your own imagining, this guide will lead you step by step through the creation of your own magical manga worlds!
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The Manga Guide to Calculus

Noriko is just getting started as a junior reporter for the *Asagake Times*. She wants to cover the hard-hitting issues, like world affairs and politics, but does she have the smarts for it? Thankfully, her overbearing and math-minded boss, Mr. Seki, is here to teach her how to analyze her stories with a mathematical eye.
In *The Manga Guide to Calculus*, you’ll follow along with Noriko as she learns that calculus is more than just a class designed to weed out would-be science majors. You’ll see that calculus is a useful way to understand the patterns in physics, economics, and the world around us, with help from real-world examples like probability, supply and demand curves, the economics of pollution, and the density of Shochu (a Japanese liquor).
Mr. Seki teaches Noriko how to:
–Use differentiation to understand a function’s rate of change
–Apply the fundamental theorem of calculus, and grasp the relationship between a function’s derivative and its integral
–Integrate and differentiate trigonometric and other complicated functions
–Use multivariate calculus and partial differentiation to deal with tricky functions
–Use Taylor Expansions to accurately imitate difficult functions with polynomials
Whether you’re struggling through a calculus course for the first time or you just need a painless refresher, you’ll find what you’re looking for in *The Manga Guide to Calculus*.
This EduManga book is a translation from a bestselling series in Japan, co-published with Ohmsha, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan.
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### Recensione
“*The Manga Guide to Calculus* would make an excellent supplement for anyone seeking a firmer intuitive grasp of the subject. It is entertaining, and it does an excellent job of exploring the meaning and relevance of calculus to the physical world.”
—Mathematical Association of America
### Sinossi
Noriko is just getting started as a junior reporter for the *Asagake Times*. She wants to cover the hard-hitting issues, like world affairs and politics, but does she have the smarts for it? Thankfully, her overbearing and math-minded boss, Mr. Seki, is here to teach her how to analyze her stories with a mathematical eye.
In *The Manga Guide to Calculus*, you’ll follow along with Noriko as she learns that calculus is more than just a class designed to weed out would-be science majors. You’ll see that calculus is a useful way to understand the patterns in physics, economics, and the world around us, with help from real-world examples like probability, supply and demand curves, the economics of pollution, and the density of Shochu (a Japanese liquor).
Mr. Seki teaches Noriko how to:
–Use differentiation to understand a function’s rate of change
–Apply the fundamental theorem of calculus, and grasp the relationship between a function’s derivative and its integral
–Integrate and differentiate trigonometric and other complicated functions
–Use multivariate calculus and partial differentiation to deal with tricky functions
–Use Taylor Expansions to accurately imitate difficult functions with polynomials
Whether you’re struggling through a calculus course for the first time or you just need a painless refresher, you’ll find what you’re looking for in *The Manga Guide to Calculus*.
This EduManga book is a translation from a bestselling series in Japan, co-published with Ohmsha, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan.

Manga Crash Course: Drawing Manga Characters and Scenes From Start to Finish

Everything you need to start drawing manga!In the jam-packed pages of Manga Crash Course, popular YouTube artist Mina “Mistiqarts” Petrovic shares with you all the techniques you need to create not just manga figures and faces, but full characters and scenes. After learning the basics for drawing and coloring eyes, hands, feet and other body parts, you’ll move on to facial expressions, hair and clothes–the things that will make your characters stand out from the rest.Then, you’ll put what you learned to the test as you play the Character Idea Game. Roll the dice to create wacky character combinations like Scary Vampire School Girl or Noisy Winged Knight. Finally, put your characters together in full manga scenes and paneled pages to create a dynamic story.Your crash course to manga drawing begins…NOW!More than 25 step-by-step demonstrations to guide you through creating each body part of your manga characters.Over 130 lessons for facial anatomy, poses, clothing and accessories, and common hairstyles and emotions.Turn your your full-sized manga characters into chibis with easy techniques.Try the character invention game to help you create your own endless supply of unique manga characters and stories.

Manga Crash Course Fantasy

The best fantasy manga drawing instruction…now with focus on fantasy! Manga artist and popular YouTuber, Mina MISTIQARTS Petrovic, helps you bring your wildest manga fantasies to life. Let your creativity loose as you learn how to draw hair that glows like a rainbow, animals that take human form, strange and outrageous scenery, and so much more. Following a friendly, step-by-step approach, you’ll learn how to achieve the sleek, beautifully simple look of manga with a fantasy twist in no time. * Create your own unique manga fantasy characters, creatures and mascots* Design otherworldly fashions, fierce weapons, cool hairstyles and accessories* Put it all together into dynamic fantasy scenes and settingsYou’ll find important basics on feature placement and body proportions, expert tips on everything from fixing mistakes to creating exciting compositions, and six start-to-finish demonstrations on drawing manga fantasy characters from sorcerers to samurai. This book has everything you need to strike the perfect balance in your art between compellingly believable and utterly fantastic.
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Manga Art for Intermediates

Manga Art for Intermediates: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your Own Manga Drawings by Danica Davidson, Rena Saiya
**Bring your own manga characters to life!**
With millions of fans around the world, manga is a beloved art form. Now you, too, can learn how to draw your favorite characters from Japanese comics and anime! *Manga Art for Intermediates* shows you how to draw detailed clothing, facial expressions, and other features, like hair and accessories. With gradual steps and helpful tips, this book will have you creating your own colorful characters in no time at all! Learn to draw: * Gothic Lolita * Shonen Hero * Bride * Groom * Nekojin (“cat people”) * Yokai * Victorian Man * Female Warrior The authors have done all the work for you. Just follow their simple, straightforward instructions, study the step-by-step drawings, and you’ll soon have your own collection of fantastic manga characters!

Manga Art for Beginners

With titles ranging from *Attack on Titan* to *Pokémon*, manga is a billion-dollar industry with millions of fans worldwide. Readers will love this step-by-step guide to drawing characters that resemble the Japanese comics and anime they love. In this book, fans can learn how to draw their own manga characters and join in on the fun.*Manga Art for Beginners* explores the basics, like how to draw faces and eyes, and gradually shows how to get into more complex drawings.
Readers will learn to draw the following character types in easy, detailed steps:
Hero/Heroine
Schoolboy/Schoolgirl
Male and Female Ninja
Butler/Maid
Bishonen
Gothic Lolita
Shrine Maiden
Magical Girl
Chibi
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Manga Art

Best-selling artist and art instructor Mark Crilley, whose YouTube manga instruction videos have received more than 10 million views and counting, presents the most complete look yet at the variety of creative options available in the world of manga. Crilley fills each chapter with gorgeous, original artwork created with a variety of tools and in a variety of manga-inspired styles. He pairs each piece with information on the materials used and the inspiration that led to its creation. Manga Art provides readers the chance to hear from one of the leading artists in the field of manga instruction, as he reveals the creative secrets behind over 100 pieces of original, never-before-seen artwork.
**Recensie(s)**

Mark Crilley’s drawings are some of my favorite things to look at, and this book is filled with beautiful examples of them! Each drawing has a story, and the book is filled with insights on technique, tools, and all things manga. If you are interested in manga, or really any kind of cartooning or storytelling, Manga Art is for you! –Jeff Smith, creator of BONE, RASL, and Tuki Save the Humans Manga Art is bursting with creative thoughts and processes. Food for any manga lover’s soul! –Camilla d’Errico, painter, creator of Helmetgirls, and author of Pop Manga, Pop Painting, and Pop Manga Coloring Book I devoured this book in one sitting. Mark’s work is beautiful and inspiring, and I had so many sketching ideas by the end that I had to slap my hands away from the art supply box so I could write this, instead. Thank you, Mark, this book is another one that is definitely going on my art shelf! –Svetlana Chmakova, author of Dramacon, Nightschool: The Weirn Books, and Awkward -Mark Crilley’s drawings are some of my favorite things to look at, and this book is filled with beautiful examples of them! Each drawing has a story, and the book is filled with insights on technique, tools, and all things manga. If you are interested in manga, or really any kind of cartooning or storytelling, Manga Art is for you!- –Jeff Smith, creator of BONE, RASL, and Tuki Save the Humans -Manga Art is bursting with creative thoughts and processes. Food for any manga lover’s soul!- –Camilla d’Errico, painter, creator of Helmetgirls, and author of Pop Manga, Pop Painting, and Pop Manga Coloring Book-I devoured this book in one sitting. Mark’s work is beautiful and inspiring, and I had so many sketching ideas by the end that I had to slap my hands away from the art supply box so I could write this, instead. Thank you, Mark, this book is another one that is definitely going on my art shelf!- –Svetlana Chmakova, author of Dramacon, Nightschool: The Weirn Books, and Awkward Mark Crilley s drawings are some of my favorite things to look at, and this book is filled with beautiful examples of them! Each drawing has a story, and the book is filled with insights on technique, tools, and all things manga. If you are interested in manga, or really any kind of cartooning or storytelling, Manga Art is for you! Jeff Smith, creator of BONE, RASL, and Tuki Save the Humans Manga Art is bursting with creative thoughts and processes. Food for any manga lover s soul! Camilla d Errico, painter, creator of Helmetgirls, and author of Pop Manga, Pop Painting, and Pop Manga Coloring Book I devoured this book in one sitting. Mark’s work is beautiful and inspiring, and I had so many sketching ideas by the end that I had to slap my hands away from the art supply box so I could write this, instead. Thank you, Mark, this book is another one that is definitely going on my art shelf! Svetlana Chmakova, author of Dramacon, Nightschool: The Weirn Books, and Awkward
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The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes

In 1891, the British public was horrified to learn that Sherlock Holmes had perished in a deadly struggle with the archcriminal Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls. Then, to its amazement, he reappeared two years later, informing a stunned Watson, ‘I traveled for two years in Tibet, therefore, and amused myself by visiting Lhasa.’ Nothing has been known of those missing years until Jamyang Norbu’s discovery, in a rusting tin dispatch box in Darjeeling, of a flat packet carefully wrapped in waxed paper and neatly tied with stout twine. When opened the packet revealed Huree Chunder Mookerjee’s (Kipling’s Bengali spy and scholar) own account of his travels with Sherlock Holmes. Now for the first time, we learn of Holmes’s brush with the Great Game and the world of Kim. We follow him north across the hot and duty plains of India to Simla, summer capital of the British Raj, and over the high passes to the vast emptiness of the Tibetan plateau. In the medieval splendor that is Lhasa, intrigue and black treachery stalk the shadows, and Sherlock Holmes confronts his greatest challenge.

Man-Kzin Wars VI

**JUMP *QUICK*, MONKEY BOY**
After two unpleasant defeats at the hands of the humans from Earth – those rotten no good, *sneaky* monkeys with tools – the Kzin Third Fleet has decided a change of strategy is in order. Not *scream and leap,* but the more subtle and ultimately more satisfying (because it might work!) *feint and pounce.* The man-killing cats from Kzin are baaack.
Only luck or the Outsiders can save us now…
Cover illustration: Stephen Hickman

Man-Kzin Wars II

Born and bred to hunting, they had never encountered a species they couldn’t treat as prey – until they met the canny pseudo-pacifists from Planet Earth. They nearly overwhelmed humanity on first contact, but fast as you can say “Ghengis Khan” or “Alexander the Great” the seemingly harmless monkey boys were all over the pussycats like ugly on an ape, with space fleets and strategic thinking that left the Warrior Race quite dazzled.
But that was then and this is now.
The pain of lost battles has faded and the Kzinti are back, spoiling for a fight, Larry Niven’s Known Space is again aflame with war.
Contents:
vii · Introduction · Larry Niven · in
1 · Briar Patch [Part 1 of 2] · Dean Ing · n. New Destinies, Vol. VII, ed. Jim Baen, Baen, 1989
67 · Briar Patch [Part 2 of 2] · Dean Ing · n. New Destinies, Vol. VIII, ed. Jim Baen, Baen, 1989
133 · The Children’s Hour · Jerry E. Pournelle & S. M. Stirling · na

A Man Lay Dead

A Man Lay Dead (Roderick Alleyn Series #1) by Ngaio Marsh
**It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Murdered.**
At Sir Hubert Handesley’s country house party, five guests have gathered for the uproarious parlor game of “Murder.” Yet no one is laughing when the lights come up on an actual corpse, the good-looking and mysterious Charles Rankin. Scotland Yard’s Inspector Roderick Alleyn arrives to find a complete collection of alibis, a missing butler, and an intricate puzzle of betrayal and sedition in the search for the key player in this deadly game.

Man in the Moon

CAPTAIN VAN SAKS IS A DEAD MAN.
The horror of the Butterfields Massacre rocked the entire world. Now, more then a decade after that fateful event, notorious mass-murderer and terrorist John Van Saks has finally been apprehended and sentenced to await out his execution on Heavenly Haven’s infamous Death Row. The citizens of the world may now rest easy, knowing that the most wanted man in the galaxy has at last been brought to justice.
OR CAN THEY?
In his shocking autobiography, Van Saks paints a tale of lies, greed and corruption within the United Planetary Government. Was the Butterfields Massacre the product of senseless butchery, as they claim, or the necessary action of desperate men? What really happened to the *Spartacus*, during those first, fateful moments of the Interplanetary War? And, most important of all, have the citizens of Earth finally laid to rest the last painful memory of a bloody civil war – or sentenced to death one of their greatest heroes?

Man in the Middle

For newly promoted Army lieutenant colonel Sean Drummond, his latest assignment starts off simply enough: find out if the death of one of D.C.’s most influential defense officials was murder or suicide. Most investigators would call it a cut-and-dried case, but nothing is ever that simple.

Teamed with Bian Tran, the attractive Army Military Police officer investigating the case, Drummond is about to embark on a journey that takes him from the labyrinthine channels of American intelligence to the killing rooms of Iraq. None of it will be more difficult than navigating the shadowy minds and motivations of his enemies and so-called colleagues.

What Drummond uncovers will make him question everything he believes in. Because the more he digs, the more he learns about the key players-American and Middle Eastern-in a war that rages bloodier every day. A war where betrayal is a daily occurrence and makes him ask: Are my loyalties to my superiors or to the American soldiers battling for their lives?

**Recensie(s)**

Enormously exciting, timely, and entertaining. Library Journal on PRIVATE SECTOR A sizzling thriller…the mouthy lawyer with the susceptible heart is as good as the genre offers. –Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on THE PRESIDENT’S ASSASSIN Haig keeps the action and wisecracks coming fast . . . He has a natural narrative gift. –The Washington Post Enormously exciting, timely, and entertaining. –Library Journal on PRIVATE SECTOR Enormously exciting, timely, and entertaining. — Library Journal on PRIVATE SECTOR
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The Man in the High Castle

An official tie-in edition of Philip K. Dick’s dazzling speculative novel to accompany the new TV series, executive produced by Ridley Scott. Philip K. Dick’s acclaimed cult novel gives us a horrifying glimpse of an alternative world – one where the Allies have lost the Second World War. In this nightmare dystopia the Nazis have taken over New York, the Japanese control California and the African continent is virtually wiped out. In a neutral buffer zone in America that divides the world’s new rival superpowers, lives the author of an underground bestseller. His book offers a new vision of reality – an alternative theory of world history in which the Axis powers were defeated – giving hope to the disenchanted. Does ‘reality’ lie with him, or is his world just one among many others? ‘The most brilliant science fiction mind on any planet’ Rolling Stone ‘Dick’s finest book, and one of the very best science fiction novels ever published’ Eric Brown
**Recensie(s)**

The most brilliant sci-fi mind on any planet * Rolling Stone * California’s own William Blake. Visionary and prophet * Daily Telegraph *
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The Man from St. Petersburg

The Man from St. Petersburg by Ken Follett
**”Ken Follett has done it once more . . . goes down with the ease and impact of a well-prepared martini.” —*New York Times Book Review***
His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, he had many weapons at his command, but against him were ranged the whole of the English police, a brilliant and powerful lord, and the young Winston Churchill himself. These odds would have stopped any man in the world—except the man from St. Petersburg.
**Look out for Ken Follett’s newest book, *A Column of Fire*, available now.**

Man From Mundania

For a bored, young princess of Xanth, there’s nothing more exciting than a Quest. Especially when all you do is sit around Castle Roogna. But when Ivy uses the Heaven Cent, it takes her not to the top of Mount Rushmost, where the winged monsters gather, not to the sea where the merfolk swim–but to Mundania, a world much like our own (that is, boring). It is here that she meets a young college student so dull that he doesn’t even believe in magic, or princesses, or Xanth!
Does he have a lot to learn.
The thrilling climax to the trilogy started in *Vale of the Vole* and continued in *Heaven Cent*.