Descriere: BrickJournal Compendium Volume 4 compiles the final two, digital-only issues (#8-9) of the acclaimed online magazine for LEGO enthusiasts of all ages - for the first time in printed form since their creation in 2007! This full-color book spotlights all aspects of the LEGO Community, and features coverage of a LEGO art show, building a larger-than-life Yoda, an interview with LEGOland builder Guy Bagley, how to build a Droid Starfighter, a LEGO Pokemon character gallery, a look at the Power Functions electric building system, an interview with a top LEGO Star Wars set designer, a visit to an amazing Star Wars LEGO display in the United Kingdom, coverage of the 75th Anniversary celebration at the LEGO headquarters in Denmark, interviews with other builders of all types, and instructions to build five different models (including a Super Star Destroyer from Star Wars), plus new set reviews, building instructions and techniques, and more!
Has Miki fallen too hard? It's summer, and Miki Yoshida is learning all about love. Her senior year has blossomed with promise ever since she gained Hiro Sakurai's confidence. Now, she's resolved to keep his trust as he reveals more about his secret mission and warns: "Don't get involved." But Miki fears his work might do more harm than good, and she takes control--with disastrous results. How can trying to make things right turn out so dangerously wrong?
Praised by The New York Times, Brill's Content and Publishers Weekly, Safe Area Gorazde is the long-awaited and highly sought after 240-page look at war in the former Yugoslavia. Sacco (the critically-acclaimed author of Palestine) spent five months in Bosnia in 1996, immersing himself in the human side of life during wartime, researching stories that are rarely found in conventional news coverage. The book focuses on the Muslim-held enclave of Gorazde, which was besieged by Bosnian Serbs during the war. Sacco lived for a month in Gorazde, entering before the Muslims trapped inside had access to the outside world, electricity or running water. Safe Area Gorazde is Sacco's magnum opus and with it he is poised too become one of America's most noted journalists. The book features an introduction by Christopher Hitchens, political columnist for The Nation and Vanity Fair.
Larry Gonick, Craig Criddle
If you have ever suspected that "heavy water" is the title of a bootleg Pink Floyd album, believed that surface tension is an anxiety disorder, or imagined that a noble gas is the result of a heavy meal at Buckingham Palace, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry to set you on the road to chemical literacy. You don't need to be a scientist to grasp these and many other complex ideas, because The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry explains them all: the history and basics of chemistry, atomic theory, combustion, solubility, reaction stoichiometry, the mole, entropy, and much more--all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. Chemistry will never be the same