At last, Koinzell will have his first taste of revenge! After decades of anticipation, Köinzell finally squares off against the first of his former, traitorous comrades, the "hero" Schtemwölech. Without the moons to fuel his strength, though, is he up to the task of dispatching this formidable opponent? More importantly, should he prevail, is he prepared to face the wrath of an empire robbed of one of its beloved knights of the Order of the Seven Lances...? An epic fantasy on the grandest of scales!
For Kivrin Engle, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be received. But a crisis strangely linking past and future strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try desperately to rescue her. In a time of superstition and fear, Kivrin - barely of age herself - finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope during one of history's darkest hours. Winner of the Hugo Award 1993 Winner of the Nebula Award 1993 "A tour de force" - New York Times Book Review "Ambitious, finely detailed and compulsivly readable" - Locus "It is a book that feels fundamentally true; it is a book to live in" - Washington Post
François Rabelais holds a unique place in the history of world literature, and no more so than for his extraordinary satirical entertainment Gargantua and Pantagruel. Here the first of these volumes is presented in a new and lively translation. Pantagruel recounts the life a popular giant. From his portentous birth and colorful childhood, to his visit to Paris and his travels through Utopia, and not withstanding his enormous appetite, Pantagruel’s history is told with a breathtaking degree of gaiety and wit. Ingeniously coining new expressions, and with an unashamed obsession with bodily functions, Rabelais blends prose and poetry, the sacred and profound, to offer a heady satire of the religious society of his day. The result is a bawdy and brilliant celebration of life.
The Little Book of Paris
Why was the Place de la Nation formerly called la Place du Trone? Has the Pantheon always been the resting place of great men? Who exactly decided where the Hotel de Ville should stand? What saved the Eiffel Tower from destruction? Whose idea was it to turn the Tuileries into the capital's first public garden? What is the difference between the Assemblee Nationale and the Palais Bourbon? Complete with period engravings, this small album tells the history of Paris through its twenty arrondissements and its main monuments. Also available: My Little Paris ISBN 9782812304651 - $19.95 Discover Paris by Metro ISBN 9782812305528 - $19.95 Paris from Above ISBN 9782812312213 - $14.00 My Sweet Paris ISBN 9782812311444 - $19.95 Film Lover's Paris ISBN 9782812308413 - $19.95 Paris for Men ISBN 9782812305825 - $24.95 Paris by Bike ISBN 9782812308512 - $19.90"
James Bond Cars
This book pays tribute to the legendary cars and vehicles that have starred alsongside James Bond in so many unforgettable stunts and races. From the iconic Aston Martin with it's ejector seat, the BMW Z3 Roadster and the Rolls-Royce Phantom, to Russian military tanks, James Bond Cars is unqiue in that it also looks at the cars belonging to the Bond girls and Bond's opponents Packed with beautiful photographs and techinical information on the cars and the stunts as well as the more uncoventional modes of transport such as jet packs, jet skis, motorised gondolars and aeroplanes, this book is a must-have edition that will get every Bond lover's heart racing!
A Brief History of Cryptology and Cryptographic Algorithms
The science of cryptology is made up of two halves. Cryptography is the study of how to create secure systems for communications. Cryptanalysis is the study of how to break those systems. The conflict between these two halves of cryptology is the story of secret writing. For over 2,000 years, the desire to communicate securely and secretly has resulted in the creation of numerous and increasingly complicated systems to protect one's messages. Yet for every system there is a cryptanalyst creating a new technique to break that system. With the advent of computers the cryptographer seems to finally have the upper hand. New mathematically based cryptographic algorithms that use computers for encryption and decryption are so secure that brute-force techniques seem to be the only way to break them – so far. This work traces the history of the conflict between cryptographer and cryptanalyst, explores in some depth the algorithms created to protect messages, and suggests where the field is going in the future.
Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives examines the spontaneous actions of ordinary people, caught up in extraordinary events, who felt compelled to adopt the role of a news reporter. This collection of twenty-one original, thought-provoking chapters investigates citizen journalism in the West, including the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and Australia, as well as its development in a variety of other national contexts around the globe, including Brazil, China, India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Palestine, South Korea, Vietnam, and even Antarctica. It engages with several of the most significant topics for this important area of inquiry from fresh, challenging perspectives. Its aim is to assess the contribution of citizen journalism to crisis reporting, and to encourage new forms of dialogue and debate about how it may be improved in future.
Clerical Exile in Late Antiquity
This volume results from the international research project "The Migration of Faith: Clerical Exile in Late Antiquity (325?c.600)." It deals with the phenomenon of clerical exile in late antiquity (4th to 6th centuries).