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1. Sartre and Camus: A Historic Confrontation
2. Paul Klee: Zentrum Paul Klee
3. Blackbird Singing: Poems and Lyrics,
4. Existential and Spiritual Issues
5. The New Economic Mind: The Social
6. Decorative Arts: A Handbook of
7. Ludwig Richter / Von V. Paul Mohn
8. The Early Poetry of Paul Celan:
9. Paul Andreu, Architect
10. The Ontology of Paul Tillich (Oxford
11. An Analysis of the Concepts of
12. Wittgenstein: Why Philosophy Is
13. The Dynamics of Agricultural Policy
14. The Oxford Handbook of Participation
15. Visioning and Engineering the
16. Mobile Radio Network Design in
17. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works
18. Doctor Who: Through Time and Space
20. Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years

1. Sartre and Camus: A Historic Confrontation
Hardcover: 275 Pages (2004-03)
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In 1952, Jean-Paul Sartre engaged Albert Camus in a celebrated and bitter public confrontation that had wide-ranging cultural significance. This book contains the first English translation of the five texts constituting this famous philosophical quarrel. Personally animated, passionately argued, polemically focused, this confrontation was as much a personal encounter as it was a theoretical debate. Alternating between stylistic brilliance and stinging sarcasm, each draws upon their years of past involvement as former friends both to make their criticisms more pointed and their theoretical critique more challenging. At the same time, their views serve as lightning rods for the wider cultural forces of which they are partial expressions. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Is there a third way?
Not only does this book contain the original articles that comprise one of the great intellectual debates of the last century, it also has very helpful contextual commentary by the editors.

One can substitute terrorism for Stalinism and the debate is, if you will forgive the cliche, as current as the headlines. But it most certainly is not at all like the sound bite debates of Cross Fire. Great breath and depth in the arguments of the participants - anguished arguments about the relationships betweenmeans and ends, justice and freedom; and finally personal responsibility.

Camus corectly sees Stalinism, read terrorism, an an unmitigated evil. Yet, he sought to live as neither victim nor executioner. That caused him no end of grief, especially as he confronted the Algerian situation. Nevertheless his arguments call to mind the views of the Polish and Czech dissidents in the 80s. An anti-politics, a living "as if" one were free. No crusade to eliminate evil from the earth, no war; rather a third way.

Sartre on the other hand saw Stalinism as an understandable, even necessary, response to the injustice inflicted on the wretched of the earth. His understanding of human nature, dare one use that term in discussing Sartre, was such that chioce was required in all circumstances. By this time, in Sartre's thinking, no third way was possible. If the choice is between victim or executioner, he would choose executioner.

Sartre is correct, one must choose. Camus is correct, there is a third way. Enter the debate if you dare. There is no easy exit.

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2. Paul Klee: Zentrum Paul Klee
by Ursina Barandun, Michael Baumgartner, Stefan Frey, Christine Hopfengart, Benedikt Loderer, Andreas Marti, Adrian Weber, Kaspar Zehnder, Paul Klee
Paperback: 120 Pages (2005-08-15)
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This compact guide is a must for visitors to the Zentrum Paul Klee Museum. It introduces readers to the life and work of Klee and focuses on the many highlights of the collection. This book also contains a brief description of Renzo Piano's extraordinary architecture and a summary of the museum's divers activities.Essays by Michael Baumgartner, Ursina Barandun, Stefan Frey, Christine Hopfengart, Benedikt Loderer, Andreas Marti, Tilman Osterwold, Adrian Weber and Kaspar Zehnder.Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5 in./120 pgs / 80 color and 30 b&w. ... Read more

3. Blackbird Singing: Poems and Lyrics, 1965-2001
by Paul McCartney, Adrian Mitchell
Paperback: 192 Pages (2002-10)
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The hardcover publication of Blackbird Singing, the first collection of Paul McCartney's poems and lyrics, was an international cultural event—celebrated in concert halls, at literary festivals, and in newspapers and magazines throughout the world. "While McCartney is of a completely different cast than Bob Dylan, his appeal may be even greater than that of the latter great poet-songwriter," wrote Publishers Weekly; The Guardian hailed McCartney's words as "a remarkable feat of historical imagination." The best-selling Blackbird Singing now includes several new poems and lyrics, including "Freedom," which McCartney performed in New York City at a benefit concert last fall. To actually read McCartney's poems, whether exuberant ballads of love or poignant messages of deepest grief, is to appreciate the electrifying power of the confluence of dream and song. Inspired by his late wife, Linda McCartney, Blackbird Singing gives us extraordinary access to the inner life of one of the most influential figures of our time.Amazon.com Review
It is nearly impossible to scan any of Paul McCartney's lyrics withouthearing the Beatles' music in the background, dictating rhythm, pace, andmood. But as Blackbird Singing demonstrates, the effort is worthmaking. This first collection brings together early and late poems, alongwith some of Sir Paul's greatest hits (including the words to "Yesterday,""Lady Madonna," "Penny Lane," and "Hey Jude.") In his introduction, editorand fellow Liverpudlian Adrian Mitchell urges readers to "wash out the nameand the fame" and examine what's on the page. If you can do this, you're infor a pleasant surprise.

True, some of the lyrics appear trite on paper--"Heart of the Country"and "Mull of Kintyre" are notable offenders. Even "SergeantPepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" seems naked and frail without the rousingbrass section. But McCartney's deeper vulnerability comes to the surface in"Dinner Tickets," a poem about his childhood. And "Standing Stone" recountsa gutsy fable about a man using the power of imagination to fend off theenemy: he erects a standing stone, "a weathered finger to the sky" andlearns to be "at peace with peace." "Irish Language" boasts a rare streakof irony as the narrator admires the way "those Irish chappies" swill thelanguage around in their mouths and dribble it through their fingers. The song ends with a beautifully timed punch line: "The Beatles were a bunch ofMicks." Blackbird Singing closes with poems dedicated to the author's late wife that are tender, sparse, and startlingly honest. --Cherry Smyth ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Blackbird Singing
The book arrived in perfect condition on a timely basis. I will definitely order from Amazon again!

4-0 out of 5 stars A Different Perspective On McCartney's Work
Nice collection of McCartney's writings. Some of the works gathered in this anthology are actual poems Paul McCartney wrote with the intention they be read or recited, but this book also presents the lyrics to many of his most famous and beloved songs, and showcases these oft-heard sentences as poetry. What impressed me was how well so many songs stand up as poems. A nice side effect of reading this book is we can see which among the many "Lennon/McCartney" songs done during the Beatles' era were actually the product of McCartney's authorship. Some of the compositions were obvious choices, others less easy to spot and these contained a few surprises. Arguably the most famous Beatles song "All The Lonely People" (aka "Eleanor Rigby" etc.) is perhaps even more moving devoid of its musical accompaniment, simply in the stark naked form of the written word. This is a nice collection from the mind and pen of one of the foremost figures of our time, and aside from pleasing the "must have" urge in hardcore McCartney fans, this book should find favor with anyone who gives it a chance.

5-0 out of 5 stars Collection on a blackbird-Sir Paul, the poet.
Sir Paul McCartney as musician, songwriter, actor, producer, knight, yes.How about poet as opposed to songwriter?Most definitely, as his school teacher turned him on to Shakespeare and Chaucer.And as "Blackbird" is one of my favourite Beatles songs, I thought it appropriate a title for this collection of poetry and even songs by the Beatles, Wings, and his solo material.However, I also learned in the intro that he was inspired by a message he was giving to a black women during the civil rights movement.The song was transformed from literal to symbol, so the words changed from "Black women living in Little Rock" to "Blackbird singing in the dead of night."

The book is divided into nine thematic sections:

1.Playing at Home
3.Friends And Enemies
4.The Business
5.The World Tonight
6.All The Lonely People
7.Standing Stone
8.Home To Love

Sections 3 and especially 6, taken from a lyric in "Eleanor Rigby," hit home to me.Some of Nova has odes to Linda and shows how devoted a couple they were and the devastation he felt at her passing, such as "Lost" and "She Is..."

However, some poems show McCartney as social critic on the issues of nuclear war, pollution, the legal system, and public safety.In "Jerk of All Jerks", written from the point of view of the title people, he writes "I'm the man that disposes/of nuclear waste/There's no need to worry/it's perfectly safe."And he imparts great wisdom in describing the follies of going for the top is written in the refrain of "Chasing The Cherry":"And say, are you chasing the cherry?/The merry-go-round of the roses/If so, you must know/that the down side/is to sink like a ferry."And reading "Looking For Changes", on the horrors of animal experimentation really got my dander up because Sir Paul told it like it was.

And some of his poems are whimsical and amusing.In "Trouble Is", he writes "Rabbit running in circles/chasing his tail/because it looks like candy floss/Trouble is--rabbits don't eat candy floss."The punchline to this poem is funny.
Where the songs are placed in a poetry format, some of them reveal themselves when read rather than being listened to."Yesterday" for example, is one, as is "Here Today" from the Tug Of War album (1982), dedicated to John Lennon.And "The Song We Were Singing" from Flaming Pie shows Sir Paul commenting on how we all fall back to our usual selves after undergoing something deep:"Take a sip, see the world through a glass/and speculate about the cosmic solution/to the sound, blue guitars/caught up in a philosophical discussion."But alas, "we always come back to the song we were singing."

Compilation of this book was done by 60's activist/anti-war/counter culture poet Adrian Mitchell under Linda McCartney's guidance.There is also an index, and for the songs, there is a listing telling which album it's from.Helpful, that.And this book, not only reminds people that McCartney is a great songwriter but reveals his inner personality as well.


5-0 out of 5 stars McCartney is a musician, but his words are pure poetry...
This book looks like very little on the surface, especially if you know by heart (or own) the lyrics to many Beatles/McCartney songs. But this anthology is more than just lyrics, because the short selection of lyrics that were edited into this are ones that look and sound like poems. Actually there are many new (and many ones I had never read) poems in here, and most are not even songs ("Mother Nature's Son", "Here, There, and Everywhere", "For No One", and "Helter Skelter" aren't to be found in this). Therefore, it is a moving collection of poignant, amusing, and insightful poetry by a master lyricist with feeling. Although Lennon may have written the most notorious Beatles compositions, McCartney proves that he was the Beatle with the gift of both words and emotion. ... Read more

4. Existential and Spiritual Issues in Death Attitudes
Paperback: 480 Pages (2007-07-31)
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Existential and Spiritual Issues in Death Attitudes provides: an in-depth examination of death attitudes, existentialism, and spirituality and their relationships; a review of the major theoretical models; clinical applications of these models to issues such as infertility, bereavement, anxiety, and suicide; and an introduction to meaning management theory and how it can be applied to grief counseling.

In this new volume, death is treated both as a threat to meaning and as an opportunity to create meaning. The first section introduces theory and methodology to connect the latest empirical research on death attitudes to the philosophical/psychological existential and spirituality literature. Part II presents the latest empirical research on subjects such as end-of-life decisions and living with HIV. The final section considers therapeutic applications to issues including suicide, infertility, bereavement, and anxiety. The concluding chapter highlights the book’s common themes and provides questions to encourage further investigation of the most critical topics.

Psychologists, counselors, social workers, physicians, nurses, and religious leaders, as well as academics in the fields of psychology, gerontology, philosophy, religion, counseling, social work, sociology, and medicine will value this new resource. Main points summarize important ideas of each chapter, making it an appropriate text in courses on death and dying and/or and spirituality. Its clinical applications will appeal to practicing professionals.

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5-0 out of 5 stars For lovers of existentialism, spirituality, and meaning.
Death is a very difficult subject for many of us to think about, let alone read an in-depth book about its existential meaning and the spiritual issues involved. I recently lost a dear friend, and I found the chapter, "Construction of Meaning in the Face of Mortality" by Gloria Nouel, PhD, very comforting. Although she writes about the bereavement of women who lost their children, I was able to hear Dr. Nouel's words speaking to my grief-stricken heart over the loss of a 62-year-old woman who was my self-less and kind friend. Dr. Nouel also opens the door to reflections on our relationship with loved ones after their leaving this plane of existence. This book will help you work through your grief, and learn how to create meaning when all you are feeling is meaninglessness. ... Read more

5. The New Economic Mind: The Social Psychology of Economic Behaviour
by Alan Lewis, Paul Webley, Adrian Furnham
 Paperback: 332 Pages (1995-06)
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This revised version of The Economic Mind (1986) examines beliefs about the causes of poverty, wealth, and unemployment, and attitudes toward saving, gambling, and taxation, from a social psychological perspective, with expanded coverage of the changing economic minds of citizens in the new market economies of Central and Eastern Europe. Other topics include children's understanding of the economic world, and the Protestant ethic. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Valuable Literature Review of Work in Economic Psychology
I've just read the first edition of this work, "The Economic Mind", published in 1986. Even so it was worthwhile, but I'm glad to see that a new, and more up-to-date, version has been published.

The bookdiffered in two ways, I suppose, from what I'd expected. First, it waswritten mainly for psychologists who might be interested in economicsituations, rather than for economists (like me) who wanted greater insightinto the contributions of psychologists. I soon adjusted, though, andshouldn't let this put off any fellow-economists from reading the book.Second, it was almost entirely made up a literature survey. Thus, anyonelooking for a coherent, single, perspective such as that offered by--Idon't know, let's say Robert Lane's "The Market Experience"--might be disappointed in "The Economic Mind". He or she would,though, find a hundred other references to follow up here that wouldprovide this perspective and I expect, for instance, to find Lane's workintroduced in the new edition.

A final surprise was of a different kind:the editing of the first edition was quite poor, with a number ofincomplete sentences. I imagine, again, that the new edition.

Overall,I'd rate this book highly. When it first came out in 1986 it claimed to bethe only treatment of its kind. Now, in the mid '90s, its successor ismaking a similar claim. It's a mystery to me why more people haven't takenthe plunge and made use of the resources provided by "The EconomicMind" to enrich their understanding of economic psychology (or is theother way around?). ... Read more

6. Decorative Arts: A Handbook of the Collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum (Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum)
by Adrian Sassoon, Gillian Wilson
 Paperback: 172 Pages (1986-01-01)
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7. Ludwig Richter / Von V. Paul Mohn (Kunstler-Monographien; 14)
by Adrian Ludwig] Mohn, Victor Paul; Knackfuss, Hermann (editor) [Richter
 Paperback: Pages (1906)

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8. The Early Poetry of Paul Celan: In the Beginning Was the Word
by Adrian Del Caro
Hardcover: 228 Pages (1997-12)
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9. Paul Andreu, Architect
by Philip Jodidio
Hardcover: 212 Pages (2004-04-30)
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Paul Andreu is well known for the more than 50 airports in Europe, Asia and Africawhich he designed as head architect of the Aeroports de Paris, and for the Grande Arche de la Defense in Paris. The French Channel Tunnel terminal with the adjacent Cite Europe shopping centre is one of his recent European achievements. For several years Andreu has been increasingly active in the Far East, responsible not only for the airport of Shanghai and the Guangzhou Gymnasium, but also the Canton Sports Centre, the Osaka Maritime Museum and the Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre.In 2004 the Beijing Opera house, a futuristic dome in Tianamen Square, will be opened, one of Andreu's most spectacular projects and crowning achievements. ... Read more

10. The Ontology of Paul Tillich (Oxford Theological Monographs)
by Adrian Thatcher
 Hardcover: 204 Pages (1978-06-15)
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11. An Analysis of the Concepts of Self-Fulfillment and Self-Realization in the Thought of Karol Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II (Problems in Contemporary Philosophy)
by Adrian J. Reimers
 Hardcover: 209 Pages (2001-06)
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By analyzing the logical structure of human acts and habits, this study gives an interpretation of the notions of integration and self-realization. The analytic tools are drawn from C.S. Pierce's analysis of habit. However, the direction of the argument derives from the writings of Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II), presenting an interpretation of his philosophical thinking on the human person and his acts. ... Read more

12. Wittgenstein: Why Philosophy Is Bound to Err
by Adrian-Paul Iliescu
Paperback: 145 Pages (2000-06)
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13. The Dynamics of Agricultural Policy and Reform in Zambia
by Adrian Paul Wood, Stuart A. Kean, John T. Milimo, Dennis Warren
 Hardcover: 682 Pages (1990-09-30)
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14. The Oxford Handbook of Participation in Organizations (Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management)
Hardcover: 800 Pages (2010-04-19)
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Employee participation encompasses the range of mechanisms used to involve the workforce in decisions at all levels of the organization--whether direct or indirect--conducted with employees or through their representatives. In its various guises, the topic of employee participation has been a recurring theme in industrial relations and human resource management. One of the problems in trying to develop any analysis of participation is that there is potentially limited overlap between these different disciplinary traditions, and scholars from diverse traditions may know relatively little of the research that has been done elsewhere. Accordingly in this book, a number of the more significant disciplinary areas are analyzed in greater depth in order to ensure that readers gain a better appreciation of what participation means from these quite different contextual perspectives.

Not only is there a range of different traditions contributing to the research and literature on the subject, there is also an extremely diverse sets of practices that congregate under the banner of participation. The handbook discusses various arguments and schools of thought about employee participation, analyzes the range of forms that participation can take in practice, and examines the way in which it meets objectives that are set for it, either by employers, trade unions, individual workers, or, indeed, the state.

In doing so, the handbook brings together leading scholars from around the world who present and discuss fundamental theories and approaches to participation in organization as well as their connection to broader political forces. These selections address the changing contexts of employee participation, different cultural/ institutional models, old/'new' economy models, shifting social and political patterns, and the correspondence between industrial and political democracy and participation.

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Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management bring together the world's leading scholars on the subject to discuss current research and the latest thinking in a range of interrelated topics including Strategy, Organizational Behavior, Public Management, International Business, and many others. Containing completely new essays with extensive referencing to further reading and key ideas, the volumes, in hardback or paperback, serve as both a thorough introduction to a topic and a useful desk reference for scholars and advanced students alike. ... Read more

15. Visioning and Engineering the Knowledge Society - A Web Science Perspective: Second World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2009, Chania, Crete, Greece, ... / Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence)
Paperback: 606 Pages (2009-11-13)
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This book, in conjunction with the volume CCIS 49, constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second World Summit, WSKS 2009, held in Chania, Crete, Greece, in September 2008.

The 62 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 256 submissions. The papers are deal with information technologies - knowledge management systems - e-business and business, organizational and inter-organizational information systems for the Knowledge Society, knowledge, learning, education, learning technologies and e-learning for the Knowledge Society, social and humanistic computing for the Knowledge Society – emerging technologies for the society and the humanity, culture and cultural heritage - technology for culture management - management of tourism and entertainment - tourism networks in the Knowledge Society, e-government and e-democracy in the Knowledge Society, innovation, sustainable development and strategic management for the Knowledge Society, service science, management, engineering, and technology, intellectual and human capital development in the Knowledge Society, advanced applications for environmental protection and green economy management, future prospects for the Knowledge Society: from foresight studies to projects and public policies, technologies and business models for the creative industries.

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16. Mobile Radio Network Design in the VHF and UHF Bands: A Practical Approach
by Adrian Graham, Nicholas C. Kirkman, Peter M. Paul
Hardcover: 422 Pages (2007-01-16)
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An essential element of radio technology and propagation is how to use radio technology and knowledge of radio propagation to design a network that meets the needs of customers. Mobile Radio Network Design in the VHF and UHF Bands provides the technical and fundamental knowledge required for advanced mobile radio network design to achieve this in terms that the engineer will understand, and augments this with essential information gleaned from the authors' extensive experience in mobile radio network design. 

In this book you will find out how some of the most highly-regarded radio network designers around go about designing radio networks that actually meet the needs of the network subscriber and of the network operator. It describes a well-proven framework that meets the essential need of ensuring that each step of the design project is carried out against known, unique and unambiguous requirements, and that these requirements have been extensively validated against the original requirements. 

  • Reveals the secrets behind coverage design, capacity planning, interference analysis and reduction, frequency assignment and verifying that the delivered network actually performs as promised
  • Introduces the concept of documentary deliverables as part of the project and underlines the need for method statements, user requirement, functional, test and design specifications
  • Provides readers with a far greater understanding of the methods and processes necessary to bring about the successful completion of a radio network project
  • Highlights vital aspects of radio network projects that are not always apparent to every engineer, but which may have a vital impact on the success of the project

The powerful approach used in this book will help to ensure the successful completion of every project and will be the basis for ensuring contractual compliance at every stage. It is an indispensable resource for all radio network design consultants and engineers, network operator technical managers, radio regulation engineers and military radio network planners. ... Read more

17. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch, Flemish and French Painters: Nicholas Berghem, Paul Potter, Adrian Vander Velde, Karel Du Jardin, Albert Cuyp, John Vander Heyden
by John Smith
Paperback: 484 Pages (2010-03-09)
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more

18. Doctor Who: Through Time and Space
by Leah Moore, John Reppion, Tony Lee, John Ostrander, Gary Russell, Rich Johnston, Charlie Kirchoff, Ben Templesmith, Paul Grist, Kelly Yates, Adrian Salmon
Paperback: 152 Pages (2009-12-02)
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Collecting six original stories of the popular sci-fi show, Doctor Who, all featuring the Tenth Doctor, as portrayed by David Tennant. Includes the one-shots The Whispering Gallery, The Time Machination, Autopia, Cold-Blooded Cold War, Just a Theory, and Black Death by a bevy of talented creators, including Ben Templesmith and John Ostrander (Star Wars: Legacy). ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful artistry, good stories, a fantastic collection!
From the moment I saw the cover art I knew this was going to be good, and upon cracking open the pages I was not disappointed!

Cover art:
Front: Well, you can see this for yourself, but it's a lovely still of Ten (as portrayed by David Tennant) and Martha standing in the whispering gallery.Wonderfully detailed and watercolor-esque, with the nu-Who logo and "THROUGH TIME AND SPACE" at the bottom.
Back:Stone brown background with delicate Gallifreyan circular design.The background is a matte finish while the design stands out and is smooth - very beautiful!Has short descriptions of each story.

The Whispering Gallery:
Art: A mixture of pencil, watercolor, computer, and photorealism (esp. the TARDIS).Close-ups are beautifully-detailed pencil/watercolor with quite a bit of work put into them.Background drawings are a bit more loose and cartoony, creating an interesting dichotomy that takes a few minutes to get used to but definitely adds to the enjoyment (though it does clash just a little bit with the somber storyline).
Story: Ten and Martha.The Doctor returns to the home planet of a previous companion to discover a society who never show any emotions.Easily the strongest story of the book and quintessentially Doctor Who: The companion (in this case, Martha) learns about an alien culture but can't help injecting her human heart into things, the Doctor must play Sherlock Holmes to discover what is causing all the pain and suffering for these people, there's a big beastie baddie, a chase, and a clever resolution (if a big hurried).
9 out of 10

The Time Machination:
Art: Not as big of a fan of this style, but it does lend to the grittiness of Victorian England.A bit more solid and blocky.
Story:Just Ten, no companion (unless you count HG Wells).The TARDIS is in need of a refueling, but Cardiff is a bit far away, so the Doctor enlists the help of Mr. Wells.That is, until Torchwood shows up.Similar to the Shakespeare Code in character interaction and plot.Entertaining, but not ground-breaking.
7 out of 10

Art: Mix of computer and traditional comic book.Less abrasive than "The Time Machination", not as elegant as "The Whispering Gallery".
Story: Ten and Donna.The TARDIS lands on a planet whose inhabitants have perfected everything.This comes at a price, of course, and quickly the Doctor and Donna discover that they've been enslaving a robot species who are too human for comfort.A bit of a "be careful what you wish for" tale with a slightly silly ending that is fun and pretty much classic Donna.
8 out of 10

Cold-Blooded War:
Art: Similar to "The Time Machination", blocky and solid but with a bit more shading to it.
Story: Ten and Donna.By a twist of fate, a woman has become the ruler of a highly-patriarchal race, causing civil unrest and violent factions.The story itself is a welcome one, but the execution could have been better.It almost literally beats you over the head with the message, and the comparison to Islamic societies is an incredibly obvious one that I could have done without (Donna even mentions burqas at one point).That said, I like everything BUT the execution.The characters are wonderful, especially the little imprisoned girl Agita, and there is plenty of action.I could have seen this as an actual episode, were it not for the heavy-handedness of the moral message.
6.5 out of 10

Room with a Deja-View:
Art: More photorealistic than 2 and 4, detailed with rich color and shading.The way David Tennant's lips are drawn at times (with solid outlines), though, is very distracting and stops me from 100% loving the art.
Story: Just Ten.Okay, this is a difficult one.The TARDIS receives a distress call, and bored out of his mind, the Doctor answers.He discovers an alien being about to be executed for murder, but they're having a bit of trouble interrogating the suspect.Why?Well, this alien lives his life backwards.Literally.Not like Benjamin Button... his life is literally in reverse, like playing a movie on rewind.The Doctor has to pull a similar trick as in "Blink" to be able to understand a conversation whose end is its beginning, and the frames are written from the perspective of the alien (meaning the conversation ends at the beginning so you have to find the page where the conversation starts from the perspective of the alien and work your way backwards).The result is a LOT of work and confusion for very, very little payoff.I understood it the first time through, but didn't think it was a good way to approach this (though it was VERY clever).
4 out of 10

Black Death White Life:
Art: More realism, mix of traditional comic book, computer, and a touch of watercolor, especially on skin tones which is a nice effect.
Story: Ten and Martha.The TARDIS accidentally lands in 1669 while on the way to a Beatles concert.The Doctor and Martha find themselves smack dab in the middle of the Black Plague.While Martha aids the sick, the Doctor discovers the church have themselves a healing angel... but not one of this heaven or Earth.Another classic Doctor Who tale, with aliens injected in historical Earth fact and lore, action, compassion, and a touch of humor, making this a solid addition to the collection and a possible good source for a future episode.
9 out of 10

Miscellaneous: Includes seven full-page photographs and illustrated stills of David Tennant as the Doctor along with Martha or Donna.

Overall, this is a must buy for any Doctor Who fan!

3-0 out of 5 stars An uneven collection of one-shots
THROUGH TIME AND SPACE collects six original Doctor Who comics from IDW, and while it's nice to have these under one cover, it makes me wonder how a couple of them were considered worthy of individual release.The basic plots could all work well as episodes of the TV series, but the execution varies widely.

I feel that "The Whispering Gallery" is easily the best story here, made all the more amazing by the fact that it's written by Leah Moore and John Reppion (whose work I normally avoid).I'm not a fan of Ben Templesmith's art, but the story easily makes up for it.

"The Time Machination" provides an interesting link between HG Wells and the 10th Doctor, even tying into earlier incarnations.Paul Grist, of Jack Staff fame, provides the art, and I'd love to see more from him.

"Autopia", written by John Ostrander, is a decent tale of man vs. machine with a fun ending.

"Cold-Blooded Cold War" is a mediocre bit of political intrigue involving the Draconians and Ice Warriors.Adrian Salmon's heavy, nondescript artwork kicks it down another notch.

"Just a Theory" is the worst of the bunch, in which a being in a reverse timeline commits a murder... or does he?It's an interesting concept that was not handled well and only served to confuse.After three reads, I still don't understand it.

"Black Death", set during the plague years of the 14th century, is a neat tale from Charlie Kirchoff with great art from Tom Mandrake.It's a good way to end the book.

Overall, I'm impressed with the Doctor Who material coming from IDW and look forward to more, provided that they'll take more care with the selection of writers and artists.Now if we could only get more stories featuring The Doctor's other incarnations...
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Hardcover: Pages (2008)

Isbn: 1405728914
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20. Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years {Unabridged Audio}
by Sue Townsend
 Audio Cassette: 7 Pages (1000)
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Sue Townsend was Britain's best-selling author of the 80s with her hilarious creation, Adrian Mole's diaries. Her novels are still highly successful, with Adrian continuing to suffer trials and tribulations galore. It's 1997. Adrian, 30, is a chef at an up-market restaurant, selling down-market food for ridiculous prices. There, the only person who seems to notice he can't cook is AA Gill. But problems abound when, in a fit of madness, he agrees to become a TV chef on the show Offally Good. Yet some things don't change. Adrian's still profoundly in love with Pandora, now an MP; his parents' marriage is in trouble; and Sharon Bott, spectre of the past, returns to haunt the traumatised Adrian, who has enough on his plate as it is. ... Read more

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