Making Perfect Takeoffs and Landings in Light Airplanes: Ron Fowler
Perfect Cherry Blossom ist das Produkt der ersten lang erhofften Zusammenarbeit des britischen Künstlers Oliver Payne mit dem japanischen Pop-Art-Pionier Keiichi Tanaami. Für diese neue Serie hat Payne Originalzeichnungen von Tanaami überarbeitet, indem er sie mit Aufklebern ergänzte, die Motive aus japanischen Danmaku-Computerspielen zeigen. Diese ´´Bullet Hell´´-Spiele, eine spezielle Unterart der ´´Shoot ´em ups´´, sind nicht nur schön, chaotisch und psychedelisch, sondern bilden eine echte Nische in der Welt der Hardcore-Arcade-Shooter-Spiele. Man könnte sie als die unverfälschten Videospiele schlechthin bezeichnen. Im Gegensatz zu den meisten populären Spielgenres, die gern Elemente aus Filmen und der aktuellen Popkultur aufgreifen, sind ´´Bullet Hell´´-Spiele in sich geschlossene Welten, in denen eigene, oft sehr komplizierte Systeme und Regeln herrschen. Die treibende Kraft dieser Spiele sind laut Payne ´´Muster´´: Etwa die Muster des Sperrfeuer-Kugelhagels. Spieler merken sich die Bewegungsmuster jedes Levels und lernen, die Verhaltensmuster der jeweiligen Gegner zu erkennen. Diese Muster können ausgesprochen schön und höchst komplex sein. Tanaami war der erste Art Director des japanischen Playboy. Er gestaltete Plattenhüllen für The Monkees und Jefferson Airplane, auf denen er amerikanische und japanische Pop-Art-Elemente kombinierte. Payne und Tanaami, die sich seit Jahren kennen und einander gegenseitig bewundern, haben endlich zusammengefunden und Werke ausgetauscht. Neben den neuen Collagen enthält das Buch ein Gespräch mit Payne und Tanaami von Fredi Fischli und Niels Olsen, in dem sie die Hintergründe ihrer Zusammenarbeit erörtern. Eine Publikation der Reihe STUDIOLO/Edition Patrick Frey
Anthony Lane on Con Air— ´´Advance word on Con Air said that it was all about an airplane with an unusually dangerous and potentially lethal load. Big deal. You should try the lunches they serve out of Newark. Compared with the chicken napalm I ate on my last flight, the men in Con Air are about as dangerous as balloons.” Anthony Lane on The Bridges of Madison County— ´´I got my copy at the airport, behind a guy who was buying Playboy´s Book of Lingerie, and I think he had the better deal. He certainly looked happy with his purchase, whereas I had to ask for a paper bag.” Anthony Lane on Martha Stewart— ´´Super-skilled, free of fear, the last word in human efficiency, Martha Stewart is the woman who convinced a million Americans that they have the time, the means, the right, and—damn it—the duty to pipe a little squirt of soft cheese into the middle of a snow pea, and to continue piping until there are ´fifty to sixty´ stuffed peas raring to go.” For ten years, Anthony Lane has delighted New Yorker readers with his film reviews, book reviews, and profiles that range from Buster Keaton to Vladimir Nabokov to Ernest Shackleton. Nobody´s Perfect is an unforgettable collection of Lane´s trademark wit, satire, and insight that will satisfy both the long addicted and the not so familiar. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Designed to help you increase your Spanish language vocabulary, Learn Spanish Words is great for learners of all levels. The audio version is perfect for learning Spanish in your car while stuck in traffic, on an airplane or in the gym. This guide contains nouns, verbs, and adjectives used in everyday speech that will definitely help you towards your goal of Spanish language fluency! Each word is presented in English and Spanish with an accompanying example sentence so that you can hear how the word is used in everyday speech. This book is perfect for people learning Spanish for business and tourist purposes! 1. Spanish. Michelle Murillo. http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063698/bk_acx0_063698_sample.mp3.
Do you want to know how the Human Race got to where it is today? Hear about the 50 most important events in human history, from the first civilizations to the birth of the Internet. This book is perfect for history lovers. Author James Weber did the research and compiled this huge list of events that changed the course of history forever. Some of them include: The first civilization in Mesopotamia in 3,000 BC The Norman invasion of England in 1066 The invention of the printing press by Johannes Guttenberg around 1450 The French Revolution in 1789 The first motorized airplane flight in 1903 The moon landing in 1969 and many more The book includes explanations to every event, making this the perfect resource for students and anyone wanting to broaden their knowledge of history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063790/bk_acx0_063790_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Gourmet Detective did not expect his job to be easy. He had been sent by Desmond Lansdown, respected actor and London´s premier restaurateur, to find the best chef in Italy. But even the most difficult tasks can be savored when one enjoys his work, and the sleuth happily immerses himself in his duties, sampling the peninsula´s finest cuisine with his beautiful and mysterious guide, Francesca. But between courses of boccocini--vol au vents filled with chicken giblets and truffles - and strangolopreti - a gnocchi and spinach dish whose name means ´´priest stranglers´´ - the determined gourmet begins to suspect that someone is trying to kill him. And when an agricultural magnate with whom he has enjoyed several meals turns up facedown in a swimming pool, the Gourmet Detective must dodge stampeding buffalo, a kamikaze airplane, and a killer monk, while at the same time choosing the perfect chef and solving the perfect murder. In a country where chefs enjoy a celebrity status second only to their food, would one kill to be the best? In Death al Dente, the fourth installment in the Gourmet Detective series, the discerning sleuth finds himself embroiled in a sizzling mixture of food and passion. Can he discover the murderer´s motive before his own goose is cooked? 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005915/bk_adbl_005915_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is an autobiography about a man from New Jersey born in 1947. Following his graduation from high school in 1965, he enlisted in the Marines and went to Vietnam. Home and honorably discharged before turning 21, he meandered for a few years in the time of the anti-war movement and psychedelic drugs that were the late ´60s and early ´70s. He found his feet in aviation with his first introductory flight. He immediately knew piloting an airplane was what he wanted to do. His involvement in the drug culture led to incarceration and jeopardized his future, though. He met a woman fell in love and has been married for 42 years. They raised a family and built a house while he struggled to stay employed as an airplane pilot. The ebb and flow of the pilot employment market led to various jobs and even an attempted career change. After earning a degree at a culinary school, he bought a failing restaurant and gave it a go for a few years. Before becoming bankrupt he managed to get back in aviation as the restaurant was failing. The return to flying was in turbine powered equipment at first doing more night freight work, but it led to his best job ever. Someone ran an ad for a position in Africa: ´´Sabreliner Captain wanted so I can give my man a holiday.” The timing was perfect because it was the same type airplane he had been flying. The job was for a month but he stayed on for four years as pilot for a dictator’s cabinet in the heart of Africa. It wasn’t all smooth air over there but survive he did. On returning to the States he went back to grass roots stick-and-rudder agricultural aviation for three years, spraying corn in Iowa. In the journey there was one wife, two children, two sailboats, one airplane and one house built. He also earned two Associates degrees. One in Science/Math and the other Arts/Culinary. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Gannone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117055/bk_acx0_117055_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All Tom´s friends really are superheroes. There´s the Ear, the Spooner, the Impossible Man. Tom even married a superhero, the Perfectionist. But at their wedding, the Perfectionist was hypnotized (by ex-boyfriend Hypno, of course) to believe that Tom is invisible. Nothing he does can make her see him. Six months later, she´s sure that Tom has abandoned her. So she´s moving to Vancouver. She´ll use her superpower to make Vancouver perfect and leave all the heartbreak in Toronto. With no idea Tom´s beside her, she boards an airplane in Toronto. Tom has until the wheels touch the ground in Vancouver to convince her he´s visible, or he loses her forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Mackenzie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/iamb/000001/bk_iamb_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.