It's the biggest status quo change to date for the Fearless Defenders... but we're not going to spoil it here! Misty kicked ass in Valkyrie's world, now it's ti me to see how Valkyrie fairs in Misty's. But it's not easy being an Asgardian shieldmaiden - especially when your boyfriend's got a chip on his shoulder! Guest-starring Elsa Bloodstone, Venom, Dr. Strange, Iron Fist, Hercules, Werewolf By Night, and a legion of signifi cant others! Then, it's an Infinity ti e-in like none other... because this one's got dancing! With Thanos' hordes invading Earth, the Fearless Defenders live up to their name! And when a gift ed young woman discovers she has terrifying powers, will this new hero join the ranks of the Defenders?
Artist David Aja returns to the most critically acclaimed comic of 2012, as ace archer Clint Barton faces the digital doomsday of - DVR-Mageddon! Then: Cherry's got a gun. And she looks good in it. And Hawkeye gets very, very distracted. Plus: Valentine's Day with the heartthrob of the Marvel Universe? This will be...confusing. Marvel architect Matt Fraction continues his exciting, adventurous reinvention of the arrowed Avenger!
Natural bamboo fibre-reinforced composite are biogradable, lightweight and non-corrosive. They have good temperature resistant and low environment pollution. These advantages placed the natural fibre composite among the high performance composites. The compounding and the volume fraction of these materials will determine the performance and hence the acceptability to these composites as an engineering materials. This book covers the extraction of fibre strand from bamboo tree, fibre treatment, arrangement of fibre chopped strand into random mat and formation of laminate. The effects of fibre length and volume fraction on the mechanical properties were investigated. The possible modifications to improve the fibre wettability and decrease moisture absorption were considered. The analysis presented in this book should be useful to professionals in manufacturing and building industries. Material engineering students and anymore interested in material science will treasure this book.
With new enemies, new friends and that same old "grinning" in the face of hell attitude, the Man Without Fear is back in action and leading with his face! Mark Waid (Amazing Spider-Man, Irredeemable, Ruse) joins neo-legendary artists Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martin for a new spin on Daredevil that will leave you gasping for air. Having turned his world upside down during the past several years, Matt Murdock realizes justice may not be blind to his past and villains may not be the only ones looking for answers. Bring it on! If Matt Murdock could see what he was doing, he'd be terrified.
Classic chronicles of criminals and capers! Collecting issues 7 through 12 of Crime SuspenStories from the immortal artistic talents of Al Feldstein, Johnny Craig, Jack Kamen, Jack Davis, Graham Ingles, and George Roussos. Featuring a foreword by Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT, Suicide Squad: Walled In)!
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 rise of the human rights movement, reinforced legally by the growth of human rights instruments since the 1948 Universal Declaration, has progressively seen the language of human rights used as a tool at the domestic and international levels for the struggles that led to the change of state behavior. Such struggles at the domestic level are often carried out by ‘human rights defenders'', a group of human rights activists comprised of ordinary people, including students, teachers, writers, scientists and lawyers among others. In different countries and across many contexts, such human rights defenders are fighting for the promotion and protection of human rights, often under difficult circumstances. This book provides an analysis of the core freedoms and guarantees that are vital for the work of human rights defenders at the legal level, and gives a clear definition of who they are and what they do. Then it presents the case of Nepal, exploring how restrictions on fundamental freedoms, dictated by the autocratic government, affect the work of human rights defenders through the first hand experience of one of them.
The mixed convection flow and heat transfer characteristics of non-Newtonian (shear-thinning) water-based nanofluids past confined circular cylinders are numerically investigated. The governing continuity, momentum, and energy equations are simultaneously solved using ANSYS Fluent in two dimensional steady vertically upward flow regime. The influence of the volume fraction of nanoparticles (0.005 ? ? ? 0.045), Reynolds number (1 ? Re ? 40), and blockage ratio (0.1 ? D/H ? 0.5) on local and global characteristics are delineated. The effect of aiding and opposing buoyancy is incorporated by varying the Richardson number in the range -2 ? Ri ? 2. The local and average Nusselt numbers variation with respect to Richardson numbers, Reynolds numbers and volume fraction has also been studied. The local Nusselt number plots show mixed trends and asymmetric in the present range of Reynolds number and blockage ratio. The average Nusselt number increases with increase in Reynolds number, volume fraction and with the decreasing blockage ratio.