Hmotnosť: 1 kg rozmer: 22.2 cm x 16.3 cm
The Dilbert Principle
Harper Collins 1996
Cena: 1.70 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 0-7522-2287-2, (stav A), viaz.
|The creator of Dilbert, the fastest-growing comic strip in the nation (syndicated in nearly 1000 newspapers), takes a look at corporate America in all its glorious lunacy. Lavishly illustrated with Dilbert strips, these hilarious essays on incompetent bosses, management fads, bewildering technological changes and so much more, will make anyone who has ever worked in an office laugh out loud in recognition. The Dilbert Principle: The most ineffective workers will be systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage - management. This is an inside view of bosses, meetings, management fads and other workplace afflictions. Examining bizarre and hilarious situations in the world of work with growing absurdity, Adams reveals the secrets of management, including swearing one s way to the top, selling bad products to stupid people, trolls in accounts and more. Since 1989, Scott Adams has been illustrating this principle each day, lampooning the corporate world through Dilbert, his enormously popular comic strip. In Dilbert, the potato-shaped, abuse-absorbing hero of the strip, Adams has given voice to the millions of Americans buffeted by the many adversities of the workplace. Now he takes the next step, attacking corporate culture head-on in this lighthearted series of essays. Packed with more than 100 hilarious cartoons, these 25 chapters explore the zeitgeist of ever-changing management trends, overbearing egos, management incompetence, bottomless bureaucracies, petrifying performance reviews, three-hour meetings, the confusion of the information superhighway and more. With sharp eyes, and an even sharper wit, Adams exposes -- and skewers -- the bizarre absurdities of everyday corporate life. Readers will be convinced that he must be spying on their bosses, The Dilbert Principle rings so true!|
Hmotnosť: 0.534 kg rozmer: 22.6 cm x 16.9 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.292 kg rozmer: 21.4 cm x 13.9 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.48 kg rozmer: 29.6 cm x 21.2 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.516 kg rozmer: 25.1 cm x 16 cm
Cena: 3.00 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 978-0-330-44153-7, (stav A), brož.
|During a war between two planets in the same solar system - each occupied by adapted humans - what is thought to be a cosmic superstring is discovered. After being cut, this object collapses into four cylindrical pieces, each about the size of a tube train. Each is densely packed with either alien technology or some kind of life. They are placed for safety in three ozark cylinders of a massively secure space station. There a female research scientist subsequently falls pregnant, and gives birth to quads. Then she commits suicide - but why? By the end of the war one of the contesting planets has been devastated by the hilldiggers - giant space dreadnoughts employing weapons capable of creating mountain ranges. The quads have meanwhile grown up and are assuming positions of power in the post-war society. One of them will eventually gain control of the awesome hilldiggers ...|
Hmotnosť: 0.282 kg rozmer: 18.9 cm x 11.9 cm
Cena: 6.50 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 978-0-230-74672-5, (stav A), brož.
|Visible in the night sky the Argus Station, its twin smelting plants like glowing eyes, looks down on nightmare Earth. From Argus the Committee keep an oppressive control. Soon they will have the power to edit human minds, but not yet - twelve billion human beings need to die before Earth can be stabilized.|
Hmotnosť: 0.678 kg rozmer: 25.2 cm x 16.6 cm
The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
Running Press 2010
Cena: 4.40 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 978-1-84901-305-5, (stav A), brož.
|There have been full of stories of one or other possible Armageddon, whether by nuclear war, plague, cosmic catastrophe or, more recently, global warming, terrorism, genetic engineering, AIDS and other pandemics. These stories describe the fall of civilization, the destruction of the entire Earth, or the end of the Universe itself.|
When we went to see the end of the world - Robert Silverberg
The End of the World - Sushma Joshi
The Clockwork Atom Bomb - Dominic Green
Bloodletting - Kate Wilhelm
When Sysadmins ruled the World - Cory Doctorow
The Rain at the End of the World - Dale Bailey
The Flood - Linda Nagata
The End of the World Show - David Barnett
Fermi and Frost - Frederik Pohl
Sleepover - Alastair Reynolds
The Last Sunset - Geoffrey Landis
Moments of Inertia - William Barton
The Books - Kage Baker
Pallbearer - Robert Reed
And the Deep Blue Sea - Elizabeth Bear
The Meek - Damien Broderick
The Man who Walked Home - James Tiptree JR
A Pail of Air - Fritz Leiber
Guardians of the Phoenix - Eric Brown
Life in the Anthropocene - Paul di Filippo
Terraforming Terra - Jack Williamson
World Without End - F Gwynplaine MacIntyre
The Children of Time - Stephen Baxter
The Star called Wormwood - Elizabeth Counihan
Hmotnosť: 0.348 kg rozmer: 20.7 cm x 13.7 cm
The Rector of Justin
Modern Library 1967
A Modern Library Book zv.č.: 83
Cena: 1.90 €
Jazyk: anglicky (stav A), viaz.
|Regarded as one of Louis Auchincloss s most accomplished novels, THE RECTOR OF JUSTIN centers on Frank Prescott, the founder of an exclusive school for boys. Eighty years of his life unfold through the observations of six narrators, each with a unique perspective on the man, his motivations, and the roots of his triumphs and failings.|
Hmotnosť: 0.328 kg rozmer: 18.2 cm x 12.4 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.17 kg rozmer: 19 cm x 10.5 cm
Bakker Scott R.|
The Darkness that Comes Before
Cena: 3.80 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 978-1-84149-408-1, (stav A), brož.
|The first book in R. Scott Bakker s Prince of Nothing series creates a world from whole cloth-its language and classes of people, its cities, religions, mysteries, taboos, and rituals. It s a world scarred by an apocalyptic past, evoking a time both two thousand years past and two thousand years into the future, as untold thousands gather for a crusade. Among them, two men and two women are ensnared by a mysterious traveler, Anasû,,,rimbor Kellhus - part warrior, part philosopher, part sorcerous, charismatic presence - from lands long thought dead. The Darkness That Comes Before is a history of this great holy war, and like all histories, the survivors write its conclusion.|
Hmotnosť: 0.34 kg rozmer: 19.2 cm x 12.7 cm
Bakker Scott R.|
The Judging Eye
Cena: 3.80 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 978-1-84149-538-5, (stav A), brož.
|The Darkness That Comes Before, The Warrior Prophet, and The Thousandfold Thought --collectively the Prince of Nothing Saga-were R. Scott Bakker s magnificent debut into the upper echelon of epic fantasy. In those three books, Bakker created a world that was at once a triumph of the fantastic and an historical epic as real as any that came before.|
Widely praised by reviewers and a growing body of fans, Bakker has already established the reputation as one of the smartest writers in the fantasy genre-a writer in the line stretching from Homer to Peake to Tolkein. Now he returns to The Prince of Nothing with the long awaited The Judging Eye, the first book in an all-new series. Set twenty years after the end of The Thousandfold Thought, Bakker reintroduces us to a world that is at once familiar but also very different than the one readers thought they knew. Delving even further into his richly imagined universe of myth, violence, and sorcery, and fully remolding the fantasy genre to broaden the scope of intricacy and meaning, R. Scott Bakker has once again written a fantasy novel that defies all expectations and rewards the reader with an experience unlike any to be had in the canon of today s literature.
Hmotnosť: 0.274 kg rozmer: 18.8 cm x 12.1 cm
Bakker Scott R.|
The Thousandfold Thought
Cena: 3.80 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 978-1-84149-412-8, (stav A), brož.
|The Darkness That Comes Before, R. Scott Bakker s magnificent debut, drew thunderous acclaim from reviewers and fellow fantasy authors. Readers were invited into a darkly threatening, thrillingly imaginative universe as fully realized as that of any in modern fantasy and introduced to one of the genre s great characters: the powerful warrior-philosopher Anasû,,,rimbor Kelhus, on whom the fate of a violently apocalyptic Holy War rests. Bakker s follow up to The Darkness That Comes Before, The Warrior Prophet enticed readers further into the richly imagined world of myth, violence, and sorcery. The startling and far-reaching answers to these questions are brought into thrilling focus in The Thousandfold Thought, the conclusion to The Prince of Nothing trilogy. Casting into question all the action that has taken place before, twisting readers intuitions in unforeseen directions, remolding the fantasy genre to broaden the scope of intricacy and meaning, R. Scott Bakker has once again written a fantasy novel that defies all expectations and rewards the reader with an experience unlike any to be had in the canon of fantasy literature.|
Hmotnosť: 0.358 kg rozmer: 19.9 cm x 12.6 cm
Bakker Scott R.|
The Unholy Consult
Cena: 3.90 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 978-0-356-50871-9, (stav A), brož.
|A score of years after he first walked into the histories of men, Anasû,,rimbor Kellhus rules all the three seas, the first true Aspect-Emperor in a thousand years.|
The Unholy Consult is the hugely anticipated final novel in R. Scott Bakker s acclaimed Aspect-Emperor series, set in a vivid world of myth, war and sorcery. It is a series that stands alongside the finest in the genre, for its grand scope, rich detail and thrilling story.
Hmotnosť: 0.81 kg rozmer: 25.6 cm x 18 cm
Bakker Scott R.|
The Warrior Prophet
Cena: 3.40 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 1-84149-409-7, (stav A), brož.
|"Book Two of The Prince of Nothing" finds the Holy War continuing its inexorable march southward. But the suspicion begins to dawn that the real threat comes not from the infidel but from within...Steering souls through the subtleties of word and expression, Kellhus strives to extend his dominion over the Men of the Tusk. The sorcerer Achamian and his lover, Esmenet, submit entirely, only to have their faith - and their love - tested in unimaginable ways. Meanwhile, the warrior Cnaiur falls ever deeper into madness. Convinced that Kellhus will betray their pact to murder his father, Cnaiur turns to the agents of the Second Apocalypse and strikes an infernal bargain. The Holy War stands on a knife edge. If all is not to be lost, the great powers of the world will have to choose between their most desperate desires and the end of the world. Between hatred and hope. Between Anasurimbor Kellhus and the second apocalypse.|
Hmotnosť: 0.366 kg rozmer: 26.5 cm x 18.2 cm
Bakker Scott R.|
The White-Luck Warrior
The Overlook Press 2011
Cena: 3.80 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 978-1-59020-464-1, (stav A), viaz.
|A score of years after he first walked into the histories of men, Anasû,,,,rimbor Kellhus rules all the three seas, the first true Aspect-Emperor in a thousand years.|
As Kellhus and his Great Ordeal march ever farther into the perilous wastes of the Ancient North, Esmenet finds herself at war with not only the Gods, but her own family as well. Achamian, meanwhile, leads his own ragtag expedition to the legendary ruins of Sauglish, and to a truth he can scarce survive, let alone comprehend.
Into this tumult walks the White Luck Warrior, assassin and messiah both, executing a mission as old as the World s making...
Hmotnosť: 0.892 kg rozmer: 26.4 cm x 18.8 cm
Cena: 1.75 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 0 349 11664 4, (stav A), brož.
|In this new edition, the original topics have been brought up to date, added to and elaborated upon: Abbreviations, for example, now includes an essential array of chat room acronyms, Fashion boasts a complete list of British Hairdressers of the Year, and Music features a comprehensive listing of every Top Ten single of the last 40 years.|
Hmotnosť: 0.342 kg rozmer: 19.5 cm x 12.7 cm
The Wasp Factory
Cena: 1.85 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 0-349-10177-9, (stav A), brož.
|Meet Frank Cauldhame. Just sixteen, and unconventional to say the least:|
Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different and more fundamental reasons than I d disposed of Blyth, and then a year after that I did for my young cousin Esmerelda, more or less on a whim.
That s my score to date. Three. I haven t killed anybody for years, and don t intend to ever again.
It was just a stage I was going through.
Hmotnosť: 0.154 kg rozmer: 19.5 cm x 12.7 cm
A Woman of Cairo
Coronet Books 1985
Cena: 2.50 €
Jazyk: anglicky ISBN - 0-340-037772-0, (stav A), brož.
|Son and daughter of diplomats in Cairo, the gentle Serena Pasha and Mark Holt are privileged and attractive, growing up in a magical world of champagne breakfasts and midnight picnics at the pyramids. Their lives entwined since childhood, they grow ever closer as adults. Yet Serena s hand has been promised not to Mark, but to his brother, Greg. As World War II speeds closer to Cairo, a shocking accident gives these young lovers a second chance—but with this chance comes terrible danger. Egypt is threatened not only by the German army but by nationalist forces within Cairo determined to end the British occupation at any cost. The country torn apart, and enemies everywhere, Mark and Serena s love is tested to the limit.|
Hmotnosť: 0.388 kg rozmer: 20 cm x 12.3 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.832 kg rozmer: 27.8 cm x 28.5 cm