Hmotnosť: 1 kg rozmer: 22.2 cm x 16.3 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.51 kg rozmer: 23.8 cm x 15.9 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: 0.48 kg rozmer: 29.6 cm x 21.2 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.082 kg rozmer: 18.7 cm x 12.1 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
Hmotnosť: 0.68 kg rozmer: 25.1 cm x 22.4 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: 4.56 kg rozmer: 35.9 cm x 27.5 cm
Frontiers of Astrophysics
Harvard University Press 1976
Cena: 12.50 €
Jazyk: anglicky (stav A), brož.
|One of the most vigorous sciences of our time, astrophysics constantly changes under the impact of new discoveries about everything from our own sun to the most distant and exotic of extragalactic phenomena. In chapters written especially for this volume, twelve distinguished scientists actively pursuing astrophysical research offer up-to-date reviews and commentary on new developments in their fields. With a little grounding in astronomy or physics, the reader will find this book an invaluable source of basic information on the most recent work in this field.|
Frontiers of Astrophysics can be used as classroom reading, either as a main text or as supplementary reading in astronomy or physics courses, and it can be read with profit by anyone who wants current knowledge presented without complex mathematical arguments. Published within months after the contributions were written, this book is the most convenient and contemporary source on these topics: formation of the solar system (W.R. Ward), new developments in solar research (R. W. Noyes), early phases of stellar evolution (S.E. Storm), endpoints of stellar evolution (A.G.W. Cameron), neutron stars, black holes and supernocvae (H. Gursky), infrared astronomy (G.G. Fazio), gaseous nebulae and their interstellar environment (E.K. Chaisson), chemistry of the interstellar medium (A. Dalgarno), radio observations of galactic masers (J.M. Moran): active galaxies (K. Brecher), galaxies and cosmology (M. Davis), the mass of the universe and intergalactic matter (G.B. Field).
Hmotnosť: 0.756 kg rozmer: 24 cm x 15.6 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.17 kg rozmer: 19 cm x 10.5 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.33 kg rozmer: 21.9 cm x 14.6 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.308 kg rozmer: 23.5 cm x 16.8 cm
Hmotnosť: 0.338 kg rozmer: 23.7 cm x 16.9 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