This deluxe, illustrated official companion to The Dark Tower movie - based on Stephen King's bestselling eight volume series - explores the art and creation of this extraordinary film, starring Idris Elba as The Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as his nemesis, The Man in Black.A gorgeous celebration of the art and creation of The Dark Tower movie, The Making of the Dark Tower includes interviews with actors and the director, the costume designer, and the set designer. From revealing how casting found the stars and the photography team scouted key locations, thoughts on where the Dark Tower can go from here, the book is organized into five parts.Part I: The Path to the Tower discusses the origins of the saga and its thematic and cultural influences. Part II: The Gunslinger and the Man in Black profiles the two characters as two opposing forces. Part III: Mid-World is a journey through the bizarre wasteland of interdimensional detritus that is Mid-World. Part IV: Keystone World might be our Earth, but the Keystone World of The Dark Tower universe is also rocked by quakes and stretched thin by interdimensional stress. Part V: The Dark Tower is the wrap-up section collecting insights from the film's major players, sharing their favorite memories and looking back on the journey that led them to this point.Over three decades ago Stephen King introduced readers to Roland Deschain, the last Gunslinger. Stephen King went on to write seven more wonderful volumes in The Dark Tower series. Now fans of the books and of the movie will welcome this big, beautiful, full-colour book that they'll need for their collections.
Полный вариант заголовка: «The negociator's magazine, or the most authentick account yet published of the monies, weights, and measures of the principal places of trade in the world / by Richard Hayes».
Впервые с помощью компьютерной графики сделана попытка восстановить утраченные кремлевские памятники - церковь Спаса на Бору, великокняжеский дворец Ивана III, Чудов и Вознесенский монастыри.We are offering you a unique excursion about the Unknown Kremlin. For the first time you will see Royal and Patriarchal chambers and home churches of Russian Grand Princes and Czars, coronation in the Dormition Cathedral and a sumptuous feast in the Chamber of Facets. You will have a look of the Kremlin gardens and admire the city panorama.This video film is about changes in the architectural and artistic image of the Moscow Kremlin and Red Square in the twentieth century. It includes rare documentary sequences.For the first time by means of computer graphics we made an attempt to restore the lost Kremlin monuments.
My younger brother’s name is Nicholas Beard. He was nine years old, and I was with him in the water when he drowned.On a family holiday in Cornwall in 1978, Richard and Nicholas are in the sea, jumping the waves. Suddenly and inexplicably Nicholas is out of his depth and then, shockingly, so is Richard. Only one of the brothers returns to the shore.Richard does not attend Nicholas’s funeral and afterwards the family return to Cornwall to continue the holiday. Soon they stop speaking of that day at the beach altogether. Years later, haunted by grief, Richard sets out to piece together the story. Who was Nicholas? What really happened that day? And why did the family never speak of it again?
Join Richard Scarry’s Busytown friends in this big board book, featuring Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm, as they teach preschoolers new words. From the house to the grocery store, and the harbor to the farm, over 175 clearly labeled objects will have young children immersed in an adventure of discovery like only Richard Scarry could create.
Now, bigger than ever, this long-awaited revised edition of Judith Dupre's best-selling Skyscrapers is a giant celebration of today's most significant superstructures. It features an all-new design with full-color photographs, 10 new buildings, and informative updates throughout.Unique in scale and design, Skyscrapers explores in-depth more than 60 buildings, including One World Trade Center, Burj Dubai, the Shanghai World Financial Center, the Petronas Towers, the Tribune Tower, the Lipstick Building, and the Phare Tower. This completely revised and full-color edition presents 10 new buildings, among them The Shard in London (2012, Renzo Piano), the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong (2010, Kohn Pedersen Fox), the Shanghai Tower (2014, Gensler Architects), and the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah (2018, Adrian Smith), which will be the tallest building in the world when completed.Arranged chronologically by date of building construction, each informative spread has photos of the featured building from various angles, building plans, diagrams, the building's historical background, and technological information.Skyscrapers also offers additional information on such topics as the ancient roots of skyscrapers and visionary cities of the future, as well as a fascinating interview with Philip Johnson, together with other profiles. New topics include the era of the megatall building, the building of a skyscraper, and the explosive growth of skyscrapers in Dubai and China.
Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet. In the novel "Two On A Tower" Lady Constantine breaks all the rules of social decorum when she falls in love with the beautiful Swithin St Cleeve. He is younger than she and stands below the social ladder. The tower in question is a monument to the astronomical observatory where together the lovers 'sweep the heavens'. Science and romance are destined to collide, however, as work, ambition and the pressures of the outside world intrude upon the pair. In what Sally Shuttleworth calls 'a drama of oppositions and conflicts', Hardy's story sets male desire against female constancy.
A deeper examination of Basel III for more effective capital enhancement The Handbook of Basel III Capital – Enhancing Bank Capital in Practice delves deep into the principles underpinning the capital dimension of Basel III to provide a more advanced understanding of real-world implementation. Going beyond the simple overview or model, this book merges theory with practice to help practitioners work more effectively within the regulatory framework, and utilise the complex rules to more effectively allocate and enhance capital. A European perspective covers the CRD IV directive and associated guidance, but practitioners across all jurisdictions will find value in the strategic approach to decisions surrounding business lines and assets; an emphasis on analysis urges banks to shed unattractive positions and channel capital toward opportunities that actually fit their risk and return profile. Real-world cases demonstrate successful capital initiatives as models for implementation, and in-depth guidance on Basel III rules equips practitioners to more effectively utilise this complex regulatory treatment. The specifics of Basel III implementation vary, but the underlying principles are effective around the world. This book expands upon existing guidance to provide a deeper working knowledge of Basel III utility, and the insight to use it effectively. Improve asset quality and risk and return profiles Adopt a strategic approach to capital allocation Compare Basel III implementation varies across jurisdictions Examine successful capital enhancement initiatives from around the world There is a popular misconception about Basel III being extremely conservative and a deterrent to investors seeking attractive returns. In reality, Basel III presents both the opportunity and a framework for banks to improve their assets and enhance overall capital – the key factor is a true, comprehensive understanding of the regulatory mechanisms. The Handbook of Basel III Capital – Enhancing Bank Capital in Practice provides advanced guidance for advanced practitioners, and real-world implementation insight.
Полный вариант заголовка: «A philosophical account of the works of nature : Endeavouring to fet forth the several gradations remarkable in the mineral, vegetable, and Animal parts of the creation : tending to the cmposition of a sсale of life : to which is added, an account of the state gardening, as is now in Great Britain, and other parts of Europe : together with several new experiments relating to the improvement of Barren Ground, and the propagating of Tiмвer-Trees, Fruit-Trees, etc. : with many curious cutts / By Richard Bradley».
Полный вариант заголовка: «Sermons, adapted to the use of schools for every Sunday in the year and for the great fasts and festivals / selected from the works of celebrated preachers by S. Barrow [pseud.]».
First published in 1992, A Grammar of Old English, Volume 1: Phonology was a landmark publication that in the intervening years has not been surpassed in its depth of scholarship and usefulness to the field. With the 2011 posthumous publication of Richard M. Hogg’s Volume 2: Morphology, Volume 1 is again in print, now in paperback, so that scholars can own this complete work. Takes account of major developments both in the field of Old English studies and in linguistic theory Takes full advantage of the Dictionary of Old English project at Toronto, and includes full cross-references to the DOE data Fully utilizes work in phonemic and generative theory and related topics Provides material crucial for future research both in diachronic and synchronic phonology and in historical sociolinguistics
Chromium exists in nature as complexes of two stable oxidation states – trivalent chromium(III) and hexavalent chromium(VI). Although trivalent chromium is required in trace amounts for sugar and lipid metabolism in humans and its deficiency may cause a disease called chromium deficiency; hexavalent chromium is toxic and carcinogenic. As chromium compounds were used in dyes and paints and the tanning of leather, these compounds are often found in soil and groundwater at abandoned industrial sites, now needing environmental cleanup and remediation. The Bioinorganic Chemistry of Chromium: From Biochemistry to Environmental Toxicology takes a critical look at what the biochemical data indicate about chromium's role in the body and the biological mechanisms of its toxicology. Topics covered include: What do we know about the biochemical roles and mechanisms of chromium? Is chromium an essential element in the mammalian diet? Is chromium(III) effective as a nutraceutical, a therapeutic agent, and as a supplement in animal feed? What is the biochemistry behind the toxicology of chromium(III) and chromium(VI):the mechanisms of metabolism, genetic and epigenetic effects, and disruption of cell signalling? What are the current chromium(VI) policies and positions from regulatory agencies? The Bioinorganic Chemistry of Chromium: From Biochemistry to Environmental Toxicology is an important contribution to the bioinorganic and trace element biochemical fields which will find a place on the bookshelves of bioinorganic chemists, biochemists, inorganic chemists, toxicologists, nutritionists and regulatory affairs professionals.