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Alphonse Mucha

Now available in a new edition, this gorgeous volume surveys the entire breadth of Alphonse Mucha’s work—from illustration and decorative arts to his photography and the historical paintings that were his life’s passion.
Alphonse Mucha is known largely for having originated Art Nouveau, when his poster of the actress Sarah Bernhardt became a legendary icon of the movement. Mucha went on to design hundreds of pieces in the decorative arts field, but later distanced himself from the style he pioneered, devoting his time and energy to painting. This book presents the full array of Mucha’s artistic contributions—not only his posters and jewelry designs but also his design for the pavilion of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 1900 world’s fair. The book also contains his works on canvas, which include pastels and frescoes, and his magnum opus, The Slavic Epic, a series of 20 paintings depicting the history of his native people. A stunning selection of nearly 500 color illustrations is accompanied with essays that explore Mucha’s style and inspirations, his transition away from the decorative arts, and his forays into photography. Fans of Art Nouveau will treasure this dazzling and unique study of the artist and his contributions to design and illustration.
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All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release

**Every album and every song ever released by the Beatles – from “Please Please Me” (U.S. 1963) to “The Long and Winding Road” (U.S. 1970) – is dissected, discussed, and analyzed by two music historians in this lively, fully illustrated work.**
*All the Songs* delves deep into the history and origins of the Beatles and their music. This first-of-its-kind book draws upon decades of research, as music historians Margotin and Guesdon recount the circumstances that led to the composition of every song, the recording process, and the instruments used. Here, we learn that one of John Lennon’s favorite guitars was a 1958 Rickenbacker 325 Capri, which he bought for £100 in 1960 in Hamburg, Germany. We also learn that “Love Me Do,” recorded in Abbey Road Studios in September 1962, took 18 takes to get right, even though it was one of the first songs John and Paul ever wrote together. And the authors reveal that when the Beatles performed “I Want to Hold Your Hand” on *The Ed Sullivan Show* in 1964, John’s microphone wasn’t turned on, so viewers heard only Paul singing. The hundreds of photographs throughout the book include rare black-and-white publicity stills, images of Beatles instruments, and engaging shots of the musicians in-studio.
*All the Songs* is the must-have book for the any true Beatles fan.

Aliens

Having survived one encounter with an alien, Ripley is persuaded to return to the planet where her crew found the alien ship. A colony has been established there, but suddenly all contact with the settlers has been lost. Accompanied by marines, Ripley is going to find out why.

Aiden’s Bundle 2

**Cuffed**
Gabe and Vinnie connect almost immediately, and it doesn’t take long before they give in to the attraction that they’ve struggled to ignore. When the ghosts of their respective pasts reach out from the grave to interfere with the case, will history keep them apart or will love conquer all? **Escape**
Kody has a dangerous job in a dangerous place, and Miles is used to a life of comfort, and they don’t make sense as a couple, but they can’t let each other go. No matter how much disasters and hard times find them, they’re drawn together over and over again. **Bound Together**
Unfortunately, neither the omega nor the alpha is initially enthusiastic. Neither of them has ever wanted to be part of a claimed pair, and Connor is terrified of forcing himself on an unwilling omega. Mutual reluctance and unfamiliarity leads to misunderstandings, caused by powerful attraction, high stakes and the constant threat of danger. **Hot Bodies**
Enter Dr. Dale Dexter, MD and PhD, former child genius…current mad scientist. Dexter says he has a cure for what ails Tim and Nathan. He invites them to be part of a study that promises good health and a hot body. He just needs a little bit of their time . . . Tim and Nathan are about to encounter some weird science. **Legal Affairs**
Adam is a prosecutor, and he loves it. He comes from a long line of prosecutors and police officers, and his greatest high is putting violent criminals away. He doesn’t have any patience for criminals or their apologists, until he meets an omega defense attorney he can’t get out of his head. When flimsy evidence turns out to be part of a deeper issue in the town, can their love survive the resulting fallout? Disclaimer: This book contains adult, sexually explicit content with an intense sex scene and dominant alpha with his delicate rare omega. This should not be viewed for anyone under the age of 18.

Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold

**“A lovely, fascinating book, which brings science to life.” —Alan Lightman**
Combining science, history, and adventure, Tom Shachtman “holds the reader’s attention with the skill of a novelist” as he chronicles the story of humans’ four-centuries-long quest to master the secrets of cold ( *Scientific American* ).
“A disarming portrait of an exquisite, ferocious, world-ending extreme,” *Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold* demonstrates how temperature science produced astonishing scientific insights and applications that have revolutionized civilization ( *Kirkus Reviews* ). It also illustrates how scientific advancement, fueled by fortuitous discoveries and the efforts of determined individuals, has allowed people to adapt to—and change—the environments in which they live and work, shaping man’s very understanding of, and relationship, with the world.
This “truly wonderful book” was adapted into an acclaimed documentary underwritten by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, directed by British Emmy Award winner David Dugan, and aired on the BBC and PBS’s *Nova* in 2008 ( *Library Journal* ).
“An absorbing account to chill out with.” — *Booklist*

A Year of Stone Painting

You can craft a new mandala every week for one year with this full-color guide by the author of the bestselling *The Art of Stone Painting*. F. Sehnaz Bac, an artist and seasoned archaeologist, presents step-by-step instructions for fifty-two projects. Her easy-to-follow guide will show you how to transform ordinary stones into inspirational works of art.
The mandala — derived from the Sanskrit word for “circle” — represents the universe, and the symbol has long been instrumental to sacred rituals and meditative practices. This treasury of radiant designs presents patterns for stone paintings, each of which is accompanied by a one-word mantra — relax, tranquil, spirit, dream, believe, and other uplifting terms. A few projects are meant to be painted on sea glass, leaves, or shells, but most are based on Bac’s popular interpretations of classic stone-based styles. Colorful photographs accompany simple instructions for a year of crafting inspiration.

A Woman With a Mystery

SHE HAD NO MEMORY AND NO PAST A year ago Holly Barrows had raced through a raging snowstorm — convinced someone was trying to kill her — into the arms of Slade Rawlins. She’d appeared before him like a beautiful apparition in the dark of night. But she was real, flesh and blood, and his fingers had memorized every curve of her body. Then she’d mysteriously vanished, only to return the following Christmas with an outrageous claim of kidnapping. COULD THEY HAVE A FUTURE? Monsters, she’d said, had taken her baby. But any baby she’d had would also have been Slade’s. And he was consumed by his need to protect Holly and locate their child before the family he desperately wanted was lost…forever.

A Wizard of Earthsea

Originally published in 1968, Ursula K. Le Guin’s *A Wizard of Earthsea* marks the first of the six now beloved Earthsea titles. Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death’s threshold to restore the balance.
This ebook includes a sample chapter of THE TOMBS OF ATUAN.

A Wanted Man

**’There’s only one Jack Reacher. Accept no substitutes’** Mick Herron
**’A fascinating, swaggeringly confident performance’** *Sunday Times*
**’Smart, breathless’** *New York Times*
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**When you’re as big and rough as Jack Reacher** \- and you have a badly set, freshly busted nose – it isn’t easy to hitch a ride in Nebraska. At last, he’s picked up by three strangers – two men and a woman.
Within minutes it becomes clear they’re all lying about everything – and there’s a police roadblock ahead. There has been an incident, and the cops are looking for the bad guys . . .
Will they get through because the three are innocent? Or because the three are now four? Is Reacher just a decoy?
**Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, *A Wanted Man* follows on directly from the end of *Worth Dying For*.**

A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux

A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 0137003889 ISBN-13: 9780137003884 Praise for “A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux(R)” “I am so impressed by how Mark Sobell can approach a complex topic in such an understandable manner. His command examples are especially useful in providing a novice (or even advanced) administrator with a cookbook on how to accomplish real-world tasks on Linux. He is truly an inspired technical writer “”-George Vish II, Senior Education Consultant, Hewlett-Packard Company” “Overall, I think it’s a great, comprehensive Ubuntu book that’ll be a valuable resource for people of all technical levels.””-John Dong, Ubuntu Forum Council Member, Backports Team Leader” “The JumpStart sections really offer a quick way to get things up and running, allowing you to dig into the details of his books later.””-Scott Mann, Aztek Networks” “Ubuntu is gaining popularity at the rate alcohol did during prohibition, and it’s great to see a well-known author write a book on the latest and greatest version. Not only does it contain Ubuntu-specific information, but it also touches on general computer-related topics, which will help the average computer user to better understand what’s going on in the background. Great work, Mark “”-Daniel R. Arfsten, Pro/ENGINEER Drafter/Designer” “I read a lot of Linux technical information every day, but I’m rarely impressed by tech books. I usually prefer online information sources instead. Mark Sobell’s books are a notable exception. They’re clearly written, technically accurate, comprehensive-and actually enjoyable to read.””-Matthew Miller, Senior Systems Analyst/Administrator, BU Linux Project, Boston University Office, of Information Technology” “I would so love to be able to use this book to teach a class about not just Ubuntu or Linux but about computers in general. It is thorough and well written with good illustrations that explain important concepts for computer usage.””-Nathan Eckenrode, New York Local Community Team” Praise for Other Books by Mark Sobell “I currently own one of your books, “A Practical Guide to Linux(R).” I believe this book is one of the most comprehensive and, as the title says, practical guides to Linux I have ever read. I consider myself a novice and I come back to this book over and over again.””-Albert J. Nguyen” “Thank you for writing a book to help me get away from Windows XP and to never touch Windows Vista. The book is great; I am learning a lot of new concepts and commands. Linux is definitely getting easier to use.””-James Moritz” “I have been wanting to make the jump to Linux but did not have the guts to do so-until I saw your familiarly titled “A Practical Guide to Red Hat(R) Linux(R)” at the bookstore. I picked up a copy and am eagerly looking forward to regaining my freedom.””-Carmine Stoffo, Machine and Process Designer to pharmaceutical industry” “I am currently reading “A Practical Guide to Red Hat(R) Linux(R)” and am finally understanding the true power of the command line. I am new to Linux and your book is a treasure.” “-Juan Gonzalez” The Most Complete, Easy-to-Understand, and Useful Guide to Ubuntu Linux Desktops and Servers Ubuntu Linux is a state-of-the-art operating system, and you need a book that’s just as advanced. Along with being the most comprehensive reference to installing, configuring, and working with Ubuntu, “A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux(R)” also provides extensive server coverage you won’t find in any other Ubuntu book. Best-selling author Mark Sobell begins by walking you through every feature and technique you need to know, from installing Ubuntu-using the DVD included with the book-to working with GNOME, Samba, exim4, Apache, DNS, NIS, firestarter, and iptables. Sobell’s exceptionally clear explanations demystify everything from system security to Windows file/printer sharing. Sobell presents full chapters on using Ubuntu from the command line and GUI; thorough system administration and security guidance; and up-to-the-minute, step-by-step instructions for setting up networks and every major type of Internet server. Along the way, you’ll learn both the “hows” and the “whys” of Ubuntu. Sobell knows every Linux nook and cranny: He’s taught hundreds of thousands of readers and never forgets what it’s like to be new to Linux. Whether you’re a user, administrator, or programmer, this book gives you all you need-and more. “Don’t settle for yesterday’s Ubuntu Linux book…get the ONLY book that meets today’s challenges and tomorrow’s ” This book delivers…
Deeper coverage of the command line and the GNOME GUI, including GUI customization
Coverage of important Ubuntu topics, such as sudo and the new Upstart init daemon
More practical coverage of file sharing with Samba, NFS, and FTP
More detailed, usable coverage of Internet server configuration, including Apache, exim4, and DNS/BIND
More state-of-the-art security techniques, including firewall setup using firestarter and iptables, as well as a full chapter on OpenSSH and an appendix on security
Deeper coverage of “meat-and-potatoes” system and network administration tasks-from managing users to CUPS printing, configuring LANs to building a kernel
A more practical introduction to writing bash shell scripts
Complete instructions on how to keep your Linux system up-to-date using aptitude, Synaptic, and the Software Sources window
And much more…including a 500+ term glossary, five detailed appendixes, and a comprehensive index to help you find what you need fast
Print book includes DVD Get the full version of the Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) release.