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Star Wars Complete Vehicles New Edition

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ISBN10 : 0744038324

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 264

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: Explore the epic Star Wars saga through incredible cross-sections More than 100 magnificent cross-section artworks bring the vehicles of Star Wars to life. New cross-sections, amazing detail, and comprehensive text make this the ultimate reference to the craft of a galaxy far, far away.... SEE - Poe Dameron's X-wing in action - The terrifying power of Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1 - Obi-Wan Kenobi's fast and agile Jedi starfighter DISCOVER - The inner workings of Rey's speeder - The advanced technology of the Rebel Alliance's U-wing - The devastating weaponry of the Death Star EXPLORE - The famous corridors of the Millennium Falcon - The brutal design of the Knights of Ren's Night Buzzard - The mighty and fearsome Final Order Star Destroyer © & TM 2020 Lucasfilm Ltd

Doctor Who: The Witchfinders (Target Collection)

Author : Joy Wilkinson

ISBN10 : 1473532183

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: ‘I am an expert on witchcraft, Doctor, but I wish to learn more. Before you die, I want answers.’ The TARDIS lands in the Lancashire village of Bilehurst Cragg in the 17th century, and the Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz soon become embroiled in a witch trial run by the local landowner. Fear stalks the land, and the arrival of King James I only serves to intensify the witch hunt. But the Doctor soon realises there is something more sinister than paranoia and superstition at work. Tendrils of living mud stir in the ground and the dead lurch back to horrifying life as an evil alien presence begins to revive. The Doctor and her friends must save not only the people of Bilehurst Cragg from the wakening forces, but the entire world

I Am C-3PO - The Inside Story

Author : Anthony Daniels

ISBN10 : 1465492569

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: "Gloriously witty, keen and spirited" J.J. Abrams, Director of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker "The odds of me ever writing a book were approximately... Oh, never mind. My golden companion worries about such things - I don't. I have indeed now written a book - telling my story, in my voice, not his - recognizing that our voices and our stories are inextricably intertwined." When Star Wars burst onto the big screen in 1977, an unfailingly polite golden droid called C-3PO captured imaginations around the globe. But C-3PO wasn't an amazing display of animatronics with a unique and unforgettable voiceover. Inside the metal costume was an actor named Anthony Daniels. In this deeply personal memoir, Anthony Daniels recounts his experiences of the epic cinematic adventure that has influenced pop culture for more than 40 years. For the very first time, he candidly describes his most intimate memories as the only actor to appear in every Star Wars film - from his first meeting with George Lucas to the final, emotional days on the set of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. With a foreword by J.J. Abrams and never-before-seen photography, this book is a nostalgic look back at the Skywalker saga as it comes to a close. I Am C- 3PO: The Inside Story reveals Anthony Daniels' vulnerability, how he established his role and what he accomplished, and takes readers on a journey that just happens to start in a galaxy far, far away.

Ultimate LEGO Star Wars

Author : Andrew Becraft,Chris Malloy

ISBN10 : 146549555X

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

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Book Summary: The definitive guide to the LEGO® Star WarsTM universe, showcasing the vast collection of LEGO Star Wars sets and minifigures released over the last 20 years. This is a complete, unrivaled encyclopedia of the LEGO Star Wars theme. Fans will have an all-encompassing companion to the LEGO Star Wars cultural phenomenon. Produced in large format and featuring beautiful imagery, this is an indispensable guide for young fans and a stunning reference work for adults. With behind-the-scenes material, it tells the complete story of LEGO Star Wars, from the earliest concepts in the late 1990s to the creation of the most recent sets for The Force AwakensTM and Rogue OneTM. Created with the LEGO Star Wars team. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2017 The LEGO Group. Produced by Dorling Kindersley under license from the LEGO Group. © & TM 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd.

What to Watch When

Author : Christian Blauvelt,Laura Buller,Andrew Frisicano,Stacey Grant,Mark Morris,Drew Toal,Eddie Robson,Maggie Serota,Matthew Turner,Laurie Ulster

ISBN10 : 0744037905

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 480

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: Answering the eternal question... WHAT TO WATCH NEXT? Looking for a box set to get your adrenaline racing or to escape to a different era? In need of a good laugh to lift your spirits? Hunting for a TV show that the whole family can watch together? If you're feeling indecisive about your next binge-watching session, we've done the hard work for you. Featuring 1,000 carefully curated reviews written by a panel of TV connoisseurs, What To Watch When offers up the best show suggestions for every mood and moment.

The Art of Ghost of Tsushima

Author : Sucker Punch Productions

ISBN10 : 1506713785

Publisher : Dark Horse Comics

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Art

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Book Summary: On sale date subject to change. A beautifully realized tome inspired by traditional Japanese aesthetics and featuring art from the delicately crafted video game from Sucker Punch Productions. Dark Horse Books and Sucker Punch Productions are honored to present The Art of Ghost of Tsushima. Explore a unique and intimate look at the Tsushima Islands--all collected into a gorgeous, ornately designed art book. Step into the role of Tsushima Island's last samurai, instilling fear and fighting back against the Mongolian invasion of Japan in the open-world adventure, Ghost of Tsushima. This volume vividly showcases every detail of the vast and exotic locale, featuring elegant illustrations of dynamic characters, spirited landscapes, and diagrams of Samurai sword-fighting techniques, along with a look at storyboards and renders from the most intense, eloquent, and expressive cinematic moments of the game.

Star Wars Propaganda

Author : Pablo Hidalgo

ISBN10 : 0062466836

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 112

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: A Star Wars authority deepens and extends our appreciation of the Star Wars galaxy with this imaginative "history" featuring striking full-color artwork—created exclusively for this entertaining volume—that examines the persuasive messages used to intimidate and inspire the citizenry of the galaxy far, far away. . . . A Star Destroyer hovering over a planet, symbolizing Imperial domination. An X-wing delivering a message of resistance and hope on behalf of the Rebellion. A line of armed, faceless First Order stormtroopers promoting unity. These are all examples of propaganda used by the Empire to advocate strength and maintain fear, and by the Rebel Alliance to inspire hope and win support for the fight. Star Wars Propaganda takes fans into the beloved epic story as never before, bringing the battle between these two sides to life in a fresh and brilliant way. Star Wars Propaganda includes fifty dazzling pieces of art representing all seven episodes—including material related to Star Wars: The Force Awakens—specially produced for this companion volume. Each page combines an original image and a short description detailing its "history:" the in-world "artist" who created it (either willingly or through coercion), where in the Star Wars galaxy it appeared, and why that particular location was targeted. Written by a franchise expert and insider, Star Wars Propaganda is sure to become a keepsake for every fan and graphic artist as well.

Star Wars: Complete Vehicles

Author : DK

ISBN10 : 1465495517

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 200

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

Viewed : 1966

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Book Summary: Foreword authors: John Knoll, Visual Effects Supervisor at Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic. For any fan who wants to explore the inner workings of the spaceships and vehicles of all six Star WarsTM movies comes this fascinating expanded edition of a fan favorite, now with new cross-section artworks and a wealth of new photos. Star Wars: Complete Vehicles is packed with visual explorations of more than fifty essential Star Wars spacecraft and landcraft, including the TIE bomber, Imperial shuttle, A-wing, B-wing, and more. Full-color cross-section artwork presents in-depth examinations of each craft's weapon systems, engines, hyperdrives, cockpits, and construction secrets, providing a never-before-seen glimpse at the vehicles that drive the Star Wars universe. Star Wars: Complete Vehicles now features new and never-before-seen cross-sections!

LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary New Edition

Author : DK

ISBN10 : 0744038901

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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Book Summary: Jump into the action-included Star WarsTM galaxy with this updated and expanded edition of LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, complete with a new chapter featuring the Rise of the First Order. Discover everything you need to know about the latest sets, vehicles and minifigures. See every detail of the Millennium Falcon, look around the Death Star, examine Poe Dameron's X-wing starfighter, explore Darth Vader's castle and find out about your favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigures - from Rey to Lando Calrissian. Learn how the awesome sets are created in the Beyond the Brick chapter, which features concept art and an interview with the LEGO Star Wars creative team. ©2019 The LEGO Group. © & TM 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.

LEGO® Minifigure A Visual History New Edition

Author : Gregory Farshtey,Daniel Lipkowitz,Simon Hugo

ISBN10 : 0744037700

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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Book Summary: Celebrate the epic journey of the LEGO® minifigure. Enter the world of minifigures with this fully updated edition. The first minifigure was created in 1978, and today the entire minifigure population could circle the globe more than five times! Starring more than 2,000 of the most popular and rarest minifigures from the LEGO® Minifigure Series and themes including LEGO® NINJAGO®, THE LEGO® MOVIETM, LEGO® Star WarsTM, LEGO® City, LEGO® Harry PotterTM, and many more. From astronauts and vampires to Super Heroes and movie characters, feast your eyes on the most awesome minifigures of every decade! ©2020 The LEGO Group.

Culture, Identities and Technology in the Star Wars Films

Author : Carl Silvio,Tony M. Vinci,Donald E. Palumbo

ISBN10 : 1476611068

Publisher : McFarland

Number of Pages : 243

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: Released in May 1977, the original Star Wars movie inaugurated the age of the movie blockbuster. It also redefined the use of cinematic special effects, creating a new textual universe that now stretches through three decades, two trilogies and generations of fascinated viewers. The body of critical analysis that has developed from this epic focuses primarily on the Star Wars universe as a contemporary myth. However, like any fiction, it must also be viewed—and consequently analyzed—as a product of the culture which created it. The essays in this book analyze the Star Wars trilogies as a culturally and historically specific phenomenon. Moving away from the traditional myth-based criticism of the films, the essayists employ a cultural studies model to examine how this phenomenon intersects with social formations such as economics, technology, race and gender. Critical approaches are varied and include political and economic analysis informed by feminism, contemporary race theory, Marxism, new media studies and post-humanism. Among the topics covered are the connections between the trilogies and our own cultural landscape; the problematic issues of race and gender; and the thematic implications of Lucas’ presentation of technology. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Ruins of Dantooine: Star Wars Galaxies Legends

Author : Voronica Whitney-Robinson

ISBN10 : 0307547787

Publisher : Del Rey

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: STAR WARS GALAXIES: AN EMPIRE DIVIDED! It is a time of great turmoil. The oppressive Empire is close to seizing complete control of the galaxy. The ragtag guerrilla army of the Rebel Alliance fights on, striking wherever it can, but now something has come to light that could spell certain doom. Hidden in the Jedi ruins of Dantooine is a Holocron containing a list of high-level Rebel sympathizers. If that list were to fall into the hands of Darth Vader, the Rebel Alliance would lose its most valued support—and possibly the war itself. As an Imperial bio-engineer who frequently visits other worlds, Dusque Mistflier is the perfect cover for a Rebel who needs to travel far and wide without arousing suspicion. And so she agrees to help Rebel spy Finn Darktrin in his quest to recover the crucial Holocron. Despite help from Han, Luke, and Leia, the mission is fraught with peril. And as their journey takes them into the fiery belly of the beast that is galactic civil war, Dusque and Finn will learn that the hardest part of all is figuring out whose side you’re on—and how far you’re willing to go to win. . . . Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

Fan Phenomena: Star Wars

Author : Mika Elovaara

ISBN10 : 1783200227

Publisher : Intellect Books

Number of Pages : 112

Category : Art

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Book Summary: In October 2012, the Walt Disney Company paid more than $4 billion to acquire Lucasfilms, the film and production company responsible for Howard the Duck. But Disney, despite its history and success with duck characters, wasn't after Howard; in buying Lucasfilms, it also bought the rights to the Star Wars franchise. Soon after the purchase, Disney announced a new Star Wars film was in the works and would be released in 2015, nearly four decades after the first movie hit big screens around the world and changed popular culture forever. The continued relevance of Star Wars owes much to the passion of its fans. For millions of people around the world, the films are more than diversions—they are a way of life. Through costumed role-playing, incessant quoting, Yoda-like grammatical inversions, and scholarly debates about the Force, fans keep the films alive in a variety of ways, and in so doing, add to the saga's cultural relevance. The first book to address the films holistically and from a variety of cultural perspectives, Fan Phenomena: Star Wars explores numerous aspects of Star Wars fandom, from its characters to its philosophy. As one contributor notes, “the saga that George Lucas created affects our lives almost daily, whether we ourselves are fans of the saga or not.” Anyone who is struggling to forget Jar Jar Binks can certainly agree to that. Academically informed but written for a general audience, this book will appeal to every fan and critic of the films. That is, all of us.

A Million Little Bricks

Author : Sarah Herman

ISBN10 : 1620878674

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Toy of the Year, Toy of the Century, Greatest Toy of All Time . . . there aren't many titles that haven’t been bestowed on LEGO toys, and it’s not hard to see why. From its inception in the early 1930s right up until today, the LEGO Group’s history is as colorful as the toys it makes. Few other playthings share the LEGO brand’s creative spirit, educative benefits, resilience, quality, and universal appeal. The LEGO name is now synonymous with playtime, but it wasn’t always so. This history charts the birth of the LEGO Group in the workshop of a Danish carpenter and its steady growth as a small, family-run toy manufacturer to its current position as a market-leading, award-winning brand. The company’s ever-increasing catalogof products—including the earliest wooden toys, plastic bricks, play themes, and other building systems such as DUPLO, Technic, and MINDSTORMS—are chronicled in detail, alongside the manufacturing process, LEGOLAND parks, licensed toys, and computer games. Learn all about how LEGO pulled itself out of an economic crisis and embraced technology to make building blocks relevant to twenty-first-century children and discover the vibrant fan community of kids and adults whose conventions, websites, and artwork keep the LEGO spirit alive. As nostalgic as it is contemporary, A Million Little Bricks will have you reminiscing about old Classic Space sets, rummaging through the attic for forgotten Minifigure friends, and playing with whatever LEGO bricks you can get your hands on (even if it means sharing with your kids).

A Profile of the United States Toy Industry, Second Edition

Author : Christopher Byrne

ISBN10 : 1631576070

Publisher : Business Expert Press

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: The toy industry is one of the most consistently misunderstood sectors of American business, comprising a wide range of businesses under one banner-entertainment, commodities, fashion and licensing-that each behave differently. Broad-based change is constant, with more than 40 percent of toy products new each year. The U.S. market comprises about 600 publicly and privately held companies, valued at about $22 billion per year at wholesale for traditional toys, which has remained relatively constant since the 1990s. It is also the only industry where success depends on the whims of a child. This book is a concise and in-depth introduction to the structure, practices, and market forces that impact the toy industry, including a short history, a description of the current market landscape, product trends, emerging opportunities and threats and expectations for the future, as well as aspects of retailing, consumer behavior, and financial markets. While the book's primary focus is the U.S. toy industry, one cannot ignore the global scope of the business, particularly related to manufacturing, growth potential and emerging markets. It is intended to provide a foundation for understanding the diverse and dynamic nature of the toy industry and many things that make it unique and to provide an introduction to this fast-paced, always changing and fiercely competitive business where success is often more an art than a science.

Beyond the Multiplex

Author : Barbara Klinger

ISBN10 : 0520939077

Publisher : Univ of California Press

Number of Pages : 324

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: Since the mid-eighties, more audiences have been watching Hollywood movies at home than at movie theaters, yet little is known about just how viewers experience film outside of the multiplex. This is the first full-length study of how contemporary entertainment technologies and media—from cable television and VHS to DVD and the Internet—shape our encounters with the movies and affect the aesthetic, cultural, and ideological definitions of cinema. Barbara Klinger explores topics such as home theater, film collecting, classic Hollywood movie reruns, repeat viewings, and Internet film parodies, providing a multifaceted view of the presentation and reception of films in U.S. households. Balancing industry history with theoretical and cultural analysis, she finds that today cinema's powerful social presence cannot be fully grasped without considering its prolific recycling in post-theatrical venues—especially the home.

The Invisible Art of Film Music

Author : Laurence E. MacDonald

ISBN10 : 0810883988

Publisher : Scarecrow Press

Number of Pages : 624

Category : Performing Arts

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Book Summary: In this updated and expanded edition of The Invisible Art of Film Music, Laurence MacDonald provides a comprehensive introduction to film music for the general student, the film historian, and the aspiring cinematographer. This volume is a historically structured account of the evolution of music in films and the development of the films themselves. Arranged as a chronological survey from the silent era to the present day, this volume offers readers insight into the vital contribution film scores have made.

Engineering Digital Design

Author : Richard F. Tinder

ISBN10 : 0080505651

Publisher : Elsevier

Number of Pages : 884

Category : Technology & Engineering

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Book Summary: Engineering Digital Design, Second Edition provides the most extensive coverage of any available textbook in digital logic and design. The new REVISED Second Edition published in September of 2002 provides 5 productivity tools free on the accompanying CD ROM. This software is also included on the Instructor's Manual CD ROM and complete instructions accompany each software program. In the REVISED Second Edition modern notation combines with state-of-the-art treatment of the most important subjects in digital design to provide the student with the background needed to enter industry or graduate study at a competitive level. Combinatorial logic design and synchronous and asynchronous sequential machine design methods are given equal weight, and new ideas and design approaches are explored. The productivity tools provided on the accompanying CD are outlined below: [1] EXL-Sim2002 logic simulator: EXL-Sim2002 is a full-featured, interactive, schematic-capture and simulation program that is ideally suited for use with the text at either the entry or advanced-level of logic design. Its many features include drag-and-drop capability, rubber banding, mixed logic and positive logic simulations, macro generation, individual and global (or randomized) delay assignments, connection features that eliminate the need for wire connections, schematic page sizing and zooming, waveform zooming and scrolling, a variety of printout capabilities, and a host of other useful features. [2] BOOZER logic minimizer: BOOZER is a software minimization tool that is recommended for use with the text. It accepts entered variable (EV) or canonical (1's and 0's) data from K-maps or truth tables, with or without don't cares, and returns an optimal or near optimal single or multi-output solution. It can handle up to 12 functions Boolean functions and as many inputs when used on modern computers. [3] ESPRESSO II logic minimizer: ESPRESSO II is another software minimization tool widely used in schools and industry. It supports advanced heuristic algorithms for minimization of two-level, multi-output Boolean functions but does not accept entered variables. It is also readily available from the University of California, Berkeley, 1986 VLSI Tools Distribution. [4] ADAM design software: ADAM (for Automated Design of Asynchronous Machines) is a very powerful productivity tool that permits the automated design of very complex asynchronous state machines, all free of timing defects. The input files are state tables for the desired state machines. The output files are given in the Berkeley format appropriate for directly programming PLAs. ADAM also allows the designer to design synchronous state machines, timing-defect-free. The options include the lumped path delay (LPD) model or NESTED CELL model for asynchronous FSM designs, and the use of D FLIP-FLOPs for synchronous FSM designs. The background for the use of ADAM is covered in Chapters 11, 14 and 16 of the REVISED 2nd Edition. [5] A-OPS design software: A-OPS (for Asynchronous One-hot Programmable Sequencers) is another very powerful productivity tool that permits the design of asynchronous and synchronous state machines by using a programmable sequencer kernel. This software generates a PLA or PAL output file (in Berkeley format) or the VHDL code for the automated timing-defect-free designs of the following: (a) Any 1-Hot programmable sequencer up to 10 states. (b) The 1-Hot design of multiple asynchronous or synchronous state machines driven by either PLDs or RAM. The input file is that of a state table for the desired state machine. This software can be used to design systems with the capability of instantly switching between several radically different controllers on a time-shared basis. The background for the use of A-OPS is covered in Chapters 13, 14 and 16 of the REVISED 2nd Edition.

Artificial Intelligence For Dummies

Author : John Paul Mueller,Luca Massaron

ISBN10 : 1119467586

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Computers

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Book Summary: Step into the future with AI The term "Artificial Intelligence" has been around since the 1950s, but a lot has changed since then. Today, AI is referenced in the news, books, movies, and TV shows, and the exact definition is often misinterpreted. Artificial Intelligence For Dummies provides a clear introduction to AI and how it’s being used today. Inside, you’ll get a clear overview of the technology, the common misconceptions surrounding it, and a fascinating look at its applications in everything from self-driving cars and drones to its contributions in the medical field. Learn about what AI has contributed to society Explore uses for AI in computer applications Discover the limits of what AI can do Find out about the history of AI The world of AI is fascinating—and this hands-on guide makes it more accessible than ever!