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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00
n the wilderness of junior high, Edwin Hanratty is at the bottom of the food chain. His teachers find him a nuisance. His fellow students consider him prey. And although his parents are not oblivious to his troubles, they can't quite bring themselves to fathom the ruthless forces that demoralize him daily. Sharing in these schoolyard indignities... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95
I?ve been a problem baby, a lousy son, a distant brother, an off-putting neighbor, a piss-poor student, a worrisome seatmate, an unreliable employee, a bewildering lover, a frustrating confidante and a crappy husband. Among the things I do pretty well at this point I?d have to list darts, re-closing Stay-Fresh boxes, and staying out of the way. ... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95
Following his widely acclaimed Project X and Love and Hydrogen ??Here is the effect of these two books,? wrote the Chicago Tribune: ?A reader finishes them buzzing with awe??Jim Shepard now gives us his first entirely new collection in more than a decade. Like You?d Understand, Anyway reaches from Chernobyl to Bridgeport, with a host of narrators... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
Following Like You?d Understand, Anyway ?awarded the Story Prize and a finalist for the National Book Award?Jim Shepard returns with an even more wildly diverse collection of astonishingly observant stories. Like an expert curator, he populates the vastness of human experience?from its bizarre fringes and lonely, breathtaking pinnacles to the hopelessly... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.95
Now in paperback, an irresistible gift for dog lovers: poems from the dogs' point of view, written by the well known writers and poets who love them. List of contributors: Edward Albee, Jennifer Allen, Danny Anderson, Lynda Barry, Rick Bass, Charles Baxter, Robert Benson, Roy Blount, Jr., Ron Carlson, Jill Ciment, Bernard Cooper, Stephen... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories take place in such far-flung locales as a gorgeous sailboat in Hong Kong, a Cuban sugar plantation, the Kenai River in Alaska, a mansion in New Delhi, a ship torpedoed by a German U-boat,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 146.95
While several available texts discuss molded plastic optics, none provide information on all classes of molded optics. Filling this gap, Molded Optics: Design and Manufacture presents detailed descriptions of molded plastic, glass, and infrared optics. Since an understanding of the manufacturing process is necessary to develop cost-effective, producible... more...
- Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2012; US$ 18.95
This collection of thirty-eight terrifying tales of serial killers at large, written by the great masters of the genre, plumbs the horrifying depths of a deranged mind and the forces of evil that compel a human being to murder, gruesomely and methodically, over and over again. From Hannibal Lecter ( The Silence of the Lambs ) to Patrick... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 40.00
Expanding American Anthropology, 1945–1980: A Generation Reflects takes an inside look at American anthropology’s participation in the enormous expansion of the social sciences after World War II. During this time the discipline of anthropology itself came of age, expanding into diverse subfields, frequently on the initiative of individual... more...