From one of the top rock band poster artists in the country comes a collection of evocative images of 26 of rock music's most recognized icons. Starting with AC/DC's familiar lightning bolts and ending with ZZ Top's custom Ford coupe, this alphabetical retrospective of more than four decades of rock history will inspire music lovers of all ages. From the Hardcover edition.
As an 18-year-old, John Urwin was posted to Cyprus, where he was recruited into a top-secret unit called the Sixteen, whose task was to assassinate key figures throughout the Middle East. Now he breaks his silence to tell their story. Their training was said to have surpassed that of the SAS in unarmed combat and weaponry. His description of their four key missions is explosive and a riveting account of the turbulent 1950s in the Middle East. The Cold War was approaching its height and when there was a mission to be undertaken that no government could be seen to endorse, the Sixteen would do the job. No previous depiction of a military group, in book or movie, has remotely compared to the secrecy, skills, and sheer professionalism of the Sixteen.
This book was planned with the hope of inspiring more and better factual presentation. It was published 25 years after Graphic Methods for Presenting facts.
The First Transcontinental Railroad (known originally as the "Pacific Railroad" and later as the "Overland Route") was a railroad line built in the United States of America between 1863 and 1869 by the Central Pacific Railroad of California and the Union Pacific Railroad that connected its statutory Eastern terminus at Council Bluffs, Iowa/Omaha, Nebraska (via Ogden, Utah, and Sacramento, California) with the Pacific Ocean at Oakland, California on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay opposite San Francisco. By linking with the existing railway network of the Eastern United States, the road thus connected the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States by rail for the first time. The construction and operation of the line was authorized by the Pacific Railroad Acts of 1862 and 1864 during the American Civil War. Congress supported it with 30-year U.S. government bonds and extensive land grants of government-owned land. Completion of the railroad was the culmination of a decades-long movement to build such a line. It was one of the crowning achievements in the crossing of plains and high mountains westward by the Union Pacific and eastward by the Central Pacific. Opened for through traffic on May 10, 1869, with the driving of the "Last Spike" at Promontory Summit, Utah, the road established a mechanized transcontinental transportation network that revolutionized the population and economy of the American West. The Pacific Railroad constituted one of the most significant and ambitious American technological feats of the 19th century following in the footsteps of the building of the Erie Canal in the 1820s and the crossing of the Isthmus of Panama by the Panama Railroad in 1855 and this book is the pictorial story of this amazing feat and the individuals and driving forces behind it.
Voor anderstaligen die succesvol willen wijn in een studie of het bedrijfsleven is een goede beheersing van de Nederlandse taal van essentieel belang. CODE is een taakgerichte en flexibele methode voor NT2-onderwijs aan hoger opgeleide anderstaligen (met instroomprofielen KSE 5 en 6). Kenmerkend voor de aanpak is dat cursisten tegelijkertijd werken aan verschillende vaardigheden. CODE bestaat uit drie delen en leidt op tot NT2 Staatsexamen, programma II. De leerstof is gekoppeld aan het nieuwe Europese Rammwerk NT2, waarbij CODE deel 2 opleidt tot niveau B1.
Slavery After Rome, 500-1100 offers a substantially new interpretation of what happened to slavery in Western Europe in the centuries that followed the fall of the Roman Empire. The periods at either end of the early middle ages are associated with iconic forms of unfreedom: Roman slavery at one end; at the other, the serfdom of the twelfth century and beyond, together with, in Southern Europe, a revitalized urban chattel slavery dealing chiefly in non-Christians. How and why this major change took place in the intervening period has been a long-standing puzzle. This study picks up the various threads linking this transformation across the centuries, and situates them within the full context of what slavery and unfreedom were being used for in the early middle ages. This volume adopts a broad comparative perspective, covering different regions of Western Europe over six centuries, to try to answer the following questions: who might become enslaved and why? What did this mean for them, and for their lords? What made people opt for certain ways of exploiting unfree labor over others in different times and places, and is it possible, underneath all this diversity, to identify some coherent trajectories of historical change?
Tandis que la communauté de Fableville fourbit ses armes en prévision de la guerre imminente contre l'Adversaire, Gobe-Mouche se rend dans les Royaumes pour défier Gepetto et ses troupes. Soutenu par de nombreux Fables ayant trépassé dans le Puits Magique, le prince Ambrose entend bien se proclamer roi du premier territoire arraché à l'Empereur.
Mais il devra d'abord affronter les vastes armées de l'ennemi... Sur un scénario de Bill Willingham et des dessins de Mark Buckingham, découvrez la conclusion en apothéose de l'une des plus décisives sagas de FABLES. Regroupe les épisodes 65 à 69.