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Manhunt

Manhunt by Janet Evanovich
A woman with a talent for numbers, Alexandra Scott wanted to escape the rat race and go someplace where the men outnumber the women. Trading in her Wall Street job and fancy condo for a rundown cabin in the woods. She’s now Alaskan Wilderness Woman. It isn’t long before she finds exactly what she’s looking for: one sexy pilot named Michael Casey. But this confirmed bachelor has no intentions of getting caught in any woman’s crosshairs — especially a hunter as appealing as Alex. It’ll take skill, determination, and a little romantic persuasion for this big-game hunter to bag her prey.

Manhattan Mayhem

From Wall Street to Harlem, the borough of Manhattan is the setting for all-new stories of mystery, murder, and suspense, presented by best-selling author Mary Higgins Clark and featuring an exclusive Jack Reacher story by Lee Child, as well as other takes from top Mystery Writers of America authors.
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In Lee Child’s “The Picture of the Lonely Diner,” legendary drifter Jack Reacher interrupts a curious stand-off in the shadow of the Flatiron Building. In Jeffery Deaver’s “The Baker of Bleecker Street,” an Italian immigrant becomes ensnared in WWII espionage. And in “The Five-Dollar Dress,” Mary Higgins Clark unearths the contents of a mysterious hope chest found in an apartment on Union Square. With additional stories from T. Jefferson Parker, S. J. Rozan, Nancy Pickard, Ben H. Winters, Brendan DuBois, Persia Walker, Jon L. Breen, N. J. Ayres, Angela Zeman, Thomas H. Cook, Judith Kelman, Margaret Maron, Justin Scott, and Julie Hyzy, Manhattan Mayhem is teeming with red herrings, likely suspects, and thoroughly satisfying mysteries.

**Recensie(s)**

Looking to take a literary vacation? Head to Manhattan with Manhattan Mayhem. – Creative Loafing MWA Grand Master Clark has assembled an impressive roster of talent for this strong anthology…The MWA has once again produced an anthology that’s a must for every mystery fan. –Publishers Weekly
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Manhattan Beach

Una grande casa di mattoni dorati con tende da sole a strisce verdi e gialle che svolazzano dalle finestre affacciate sulla spiaggia, mancano quattro giorni a Natale e fa un freddo cane. Anna Kerrigan, dodici anni, accompagna il padre a far visita a Dexter Styles, un uomo potente che spadroneggia su mezza New York e che, intuisce, è decisivo per la sopravvivenza della sua famiglia. Anna è ipnotizzata dal mare e dall’aria di mistero che sembra circondare la conversazione tra i due adulti.Anni dopo, suo padre è scomparso e l’America si sta preparando a entrare nella Seconda guerra mondiale. File di navi militari punteggiano l’orizzonte davanti ai cantieri navali dove Anna ha trovato lavoro, ora che alle donne è permesso sostituire gli uomini mentre sono al fronte.Anna è audace e combattiva – diventerà la prima donna palombaro! -, pronta a superare tutte le linee che dividono il mondo maschile da quello femminile, i ritrovi per le chiacchiere di signorine nubili dai nightclub dove gangster e ragazze spavalde ballano scatenati. Ed è qui che una sera rivede Dexter Styles e comincia a intuire i misteri che aleggiano attorno alla scomparsa di suo padre. È l’inizio di molti cambiamenti, nella vita di Anna e della sua famiglia, nella storia di New York.Jennifer Egan rovescia ancora una volta ogni aspettativa e scrive un romanzo storico, a modo suo. Seguendo Dexter e Anna in un mondo popolato da criminali, marinai, sommozzatori, banchieri aristocratici e uomini del sindacato, immortala le trasformazioni destinate a segnare l’intero secolo: gli anni in cui le donne conquistano libertà e indipendenza, l’America diventa una grande potenza militare, la malavita si mescola all’alta società newyorkese e ai gangster succede una nuova generazione senza scrupoli.Con la sicurezza abbagliante dei grandi scrittori, Jennifer Egan dà vita a un romanzo destinato a entrare nel canone della letteratura cogliendo in maniera magistrale un momento decisivo nella storia degli uomini e delle donne, dell’America e del mondo intero.Jennifer Egan è nata a Chicago. Ha trascorso l’adolescenza viaggiando per il mondo e solo a trent’anni si è stabilita a New York. Ha pubblicato i romanzi La figlia dei fiori, Guardami, La fortezza, Scatola nera. Nel 2011, con Il tempo è un bastardo, ha vinto il Premio Pulitzer. È unanimemente riconosciuta come una delle voci più importanti della narrativa americana contemporanea.

Manga Workshop Characters

Create your own manga characters!

The manga universe is diverse–full of cute chibis, soulful romantics, cunning villains and sassy schoolgirls. Whether you want to tell love stories, create fantasy worlds or explore the drama of everyday life, you can do it with the help of self-taught manga artist and YouTube celebrity Sophie-Chan. You’ll learn to draw personality-filled characters and create unique manga stories from start to finish, even if you’ve never drawn manga before!

Inside Manga Workshop:

* 30+ start-to-finish demonstrations teach you to draw women, men and children of all ages, perspectives and personality types, including classic manga schoolgirls, the boy next door, businesswomen, rock stars and gothic vampires.

* The Face. Using simple shapes, draw different eyes, noses and mouths to create endless expressions, from blushing surprise and happiness to full-blown tears–even cool hairstyles!

* The Figure. Follow easy guidelines to create proportionate characters–chibis and children, high schoolers and warriors–and place them in scenes. Plus, learn the secrets to drawing accurate hands and feet, including shoes!

* Color. Learn to color your manga with colored pencil, markers and digital drawing programs to reflect setting, genre, time of day and personality traits.

* Bonus pages show variations on facial expressions, common poses, extra outfits and how to use each in your story, plus special drawing demos, including an angel, vampire, witch, a magical cat and Chan’s own characters.

Includes publishing tips, words of advice and insider secrets!

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Manga Touch

Manga Touch by Jacqueline Pearce
Dana is excited about her school trip to Japan despite the fact that she is surrounded by the Melly Mob, “in-crowd” kids who make fun of her. Dana is certain she will be less of an outsider in Japan, home of manga and anime. But she soon discovers that it’s just as difficult to fit in with a foreign culture as it is to fit in at school. And the only other manga fan that she meets refuses to talk to her. As Dana learns to meet people halfway and gains some friends in Japan, Melissa, leader of the Melly Mob, makes every effort to remind her that she’s still an outsider.

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
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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.