Callan, the most ruthlessly efficient member of British Intelligence's own assassination bureau known only as The Section, had made many deadly enemies within Moscow's KGB. So why were they now recommending him for job? It's not a job Callan wants, he just wants to get out of the whole sordid business, but if he doesn't take the job - rescuing a radical Greek politician's daughter from her kidnappers on Crete - then Callan might just find himself in one of the Section's infamous Red Files. 'I'm finished with you, ' said Callan. 'Finished with the Section. You know that.' 'Nobody's ever completely finished with me, ' said Hunter. First published in 1974, this was the third full-length Callan novel by his creator James Mitchell, back in print for the first time in 38 year
Legion: Prophets #1
Author: Scott Stewart, Tom Waltz
Publisher: IDW Publishing
The comic book prequel to the hit Sony/Screen Gems movie featuring an all-out war between Heaven and Earth. Legion: Prophets, a 4-part series, introduces us to the ''Prophets''-ordinary people who have yet to understand the powers they possess and their very special role in the apocalyptic events that are about to sweep across the globe two days before Christmas. The series is plotted by the film's director, Scott Stewart, and scripted by Tom Waltz (Silent Hill: Sinner's Reward).
First published in English in 1972 and long out of print, 62: A Model Kit is Julio Cortázar's brilliant, intricate blueprint for life in the so-called "City." Here is an exhilarating intellectual performance, in the tradition of Roger Penrose's The Emperor's New Mind and Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct. On the way to showing how the world of our ancient ancestors shaped our modern modular mind, Steven Mithen shares one provocative insight after another as he answers a series of fascinating questions: Were our brains hard-wired in the Pleistocene Era by the needs of hunter-gatherers? When did religious beliefs first emerge? Why were the first paintings made by humankind so technically accomplished and expressive? What can the sexual habits of chimpanzees tell us about the prehistory of the modern mind? This is the first archaeological account to support the new modular concept of the mind. The concept, promulgated by cognitive and evolutionary psychologists, views the mind as a collection of specialized intelligences or "cognitive domains," somewhat like a Swiss army knife with its specialized blades and tools. Arguing that only archaeology can answer many of the key questions raised by the new concept, Mithen delineates a three-phase sequence for the mind's evolution over six million years—from early Homo in Africa to the ice-age Neanderthals to our modern modular minds. Here is an intriguing and challenging explanation of what it means to be human, a bold new theory about the origins and nature of the mind.
Le Divorce meets The Elegance of the Hedgehog in this hilariously entertaining mega-bestseller from France When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Joséphine Cortès is left in an unhappy state of affairs. The mother of two—confident, beautiful teenage Hortense and shy, babyish Zoé—is forced to maintain a stable family life while making ends meet on her meager salary as a medieval history scholar. Meanwhile, Joséphine’s charismatic sister Iris seems to have it all—a wealthy husband, gorgeous looks, and a très chic Paris address—but she dreams of bringing meaning back into her life. When Iris charms a famous publisher into offering her a lucrative deal for a twelfth-century romance, she offers her sister a deal of her own: Joséphine will write the novel and pocket all the proceeds, but the book will be published under Iris’s name. All is well—that is, until the book becomes the literary sensation of the season.
A Dictionary of Symbols
Author: J. E. Cirlot
Publisher: Courier Corporation
A valuable reference, this informative and entertaining volume presents a key to elucidating the symbolic worlds encountered in both the arts and the history of ideas. 32 black-and-white illustrations.
Grieving over death is an innate, vital process that most people are able to experience and emerge from in a healthy manner. In this revised edition, Worden offers new counselling techniques, incorporating a refined basic model of mourning, and added information on special types of mourning.
Presents the values that are central to the Dalai Lama's philosophy, highlights science that supports his beliefs, and offers instructive anecdotes of people and projects already bringing his vision into reality.
A comprehensive survey of English language documentary film and video from beginnings to the present.
"Halo Jones isn't anyone special. She isn't brave, or clever, or strong. She is just somebody who has to break the cycle of tedium that passes for her life. But escaping the Hoop, Manhattan Island's land of mindless leisure, is just her first step in a co
At Home in Rio
Author: Paulo Thiago de Mello, Reto Guntli
Publisher: Vendome Press
Both a travelogue and a look inside 20 spectacular local homes, At Home in Rio is a stylish overview of the city's history, beaches, nightlife, parties, and sensuous Carioca lifestyle. Vibrant photographs capture Rio's samba beat, from the legendary Copacabana to a white-walled mountain aerie designed by Oscar Niemeyer to Carnavale's raucous parades, while knowledgeable text gives an overview of the city's dynamic art, architecture, and sense of color. A 16-page supplement provides an insider's list of key local stores, restaurants, bars, and other useful information. Both a travelogue and a look inside 20 spectacular local homes, At Home in Rio is a stylish overview of the city's history, beaches, nightlife, parties, and sensuous Carioca lifestyle. Vibrant photographs capture Rio's samba beat, from the legendary Copacabana to a white-walled mountain aerie designed by Oscar Niemeyer to Carnavale's raucous parades, while knowledgeable text gives an overview of the city's dynamic art, architecture, and sense of color. A 16-page supplement provides an insider's list of key local stores, restaurants, bars, and other useful information.
A millennium of paintings, textiles, metal sculptures, ritual objects; aesthetic, religious contexts.
Author: Max Beerbohm
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Berry Mayall argues in this work that, since childhood is a permanent component of society, in order to understand how society works, we must take account of children as well as adults, otherwise our explanation omits an important social group. Children's lives are shaped by policies and practices, but they are also agents, who make a life for themselves through their relationships with adults and other children. This book argues that feminist theory and practice is useful for understanding childhood; we should start from the children's own accounts to show how the organization of social relations provides an explanation for their social position.