From the visionary mind of Matt Wagner, the world of Grendel returns with two value-priced omnibus volumes collecting all Grendel Tales stories! Featuring some of the best writers and artists in the industry and never-before-collected material, Grendel Tales Omnibus Volume 1 is sure to be a hit with longtime fans of this iconic character or newcomers just discovering Wagner's strange, dystopian future, where the angry spirit of Grendel is part of everyone's lives! With over 400 pages of story and art to enjoy and all cover work reproduced, Dark Horse is proud to present the Grendel Tales Omnibus collections!
The "Longman Children's Picture Dictionary" presents 800 words in a variety of richly illustrated and photographed topics. The "Teacher's Resource Book" provides a wide range of ideas and materials for practicing and reviewing vocabulary in the Picture Dictionary. Key features: Over 850 photocopiable flashcards. 27 photocopiable board games. A selection of activity and game ideas. Lesson notes for each dictionary topic.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. The Pathfinder is the fourth novel Cooper wrote featuring Natty Bumppo, his fictitious frontier hero, and the third chronological episode of the Leatberstocking Tales. A fast-paced narrative full of adventure and majestic descriptions of early frontier life, Indian raiders, and defenseless outposts, The Pathfinder set the standard for epic action literature.
Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. "The Faith of Men" is a short story collection containing eight of Jack London's amazing adventure tales like "A Relic of the Pliocene", "A Hyperborean Brew", and "The Story of Jees Uck". All of them set in London's favorite place, the Yukon Territory.
Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. His works also include fantasy and science fiction, as well as plays, romances, non-fiction and historical novels. Round the Red Lamp is a collection of medical and detective stories by Doyle, where he focused on the problems that present themselves to physicians and surgeons at the time. The Captain of the Polestar and Other Tales is a collection of early Doyle's short stories. It includes stories of mystery, comedy, shipwrecks and fantasy.
Perhaps this book seems to consist of scattered stories. A boy dreaming of the sea; a man burning with jealousy; the businessman-loser, wishing to settle scores with a life; things that can talk.Love, passion, unexpected, sometimes on the edge of fantasy, detective plot twists… But only turning the last page, you will understand: the author’s ability not only to observe life, but also to notice the most interesting in it, combines these fragments of being into a single picture of the world.
Following in the footsteps of Trolls, Brian and Wendy Froud lead readers deep into the world of faeries. Humans throughout history have always had special relationships and bonds with faeries, whether loving and helpful or at times destructive. This new book explores that complex relationship and the liminal state between the human and faery world where interaction occurs. In Brian Froud's Faeries' Tales, readers encounter individual faeries, each with a story to uncover, as told by the faeries themselves. Many of the stories are familiar to humans, but the "true" story is told by the faeries. Similar to the Trolls fragments, the faeries' tales are coupled with portraits and interspersed with drawings and studies of the mysterious and enchanting folk who travel back and forth between the human world and theirs.
The field of solid state characterization is central to the pharmaceutical industry, as drug products are, in an overwhelming number of cases, produced as solid materials. Selection of the optimum solid form is a critical aspect of the development of pharmaceutical compounds, due to their ability to exist in more than one form or crystal structure (polymorphism). These polymorphs exhibit different physical properties which can affect their biopharmaceutical properties. This book provides an up-to-date review of the current techniques used to characterize pharmaceutical solids. Ensuring balanced, practical coverage with industrial relevance, it covers a range of key applications in the field. The following topics are included: Physical properties and processes Thermodynamics Intellectual guidance X-ray diffraction Spectroscopy Microscopy Particle sizing Mechanical properties Vapour sorption Thermal analysis & Calorimetry Polymorph prediction Form selection
Jerome Klapka Jerome was an English writer and humourist. This collection of short stories includes Tommy and Co, a collection of funny tales about adventures of the group of journalists. In Told After Supper the members of a family and their guests turn to telling ghost stories after dinner. These stories get increasingly bizarre as the ghosts leap out of the tales and make an appearance in the family's home. In the mysterious story, Passing of the Third Floor Back, Christ-like stranger visits a run-down boarding home to transform the lives of its residents.
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's literary work has great diversity and can be divided into several periods. The period that I find of particular interest is the middle and late 1960s. Among several works of that period, the tales Monday Begins on Saturday and Tale of the Troika, form a sequel, the "Privalov cycle"; they also distinguish themselves from the other works by a dominant comic component. The comic can be found, in varying degrees, in most of the Strugatskys' works, but in the "Privalov cycle" it assumes the central and the most creative role as the authors use the comic effect, their basic device, to express their comic vision of the world.
Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. The phrase life's little ironies' is now proverbial, was coined by Hardy as the title for his third volume of short stories. The tales and sketches reflect many of the strengths and themes of the great novels of Hardy. The collection displays the whole range of Hardy's art as a writer of fiction, from fantasy to uncompromising realism, and from the loving re-creation of a vanished rural world to the repressions of fin de siecle bourgeois life.