A narrative sequel to
The author reflects on the comics form and its influence on his life and art as he traces his evolution from comics-obsessed boy to a neurotic adult exploring the effects of his parents' memories of Auschwitz on his own son.
The author-illustrator traces his father's imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a series of disarming and unusual cartoons arranged to tell the story as a novel
An intimate and inspirational exploration of Stephen Hawking--the man, the friend, and the physicist. One of the most influential physicists of our time, Stephen Hawking touched the lives of millions. Recalling his nearly two decades as Hawkings collaborator and friends, Leonard Mlodinow brings this complex man into focus in a unique and deeply personal portrayal. We meet Hawking the genius, who ours his mind into uncovering the mysteries of the universe--ultimately formulating a pathbreaking theory of black holes that reignites the discipline of cosmology and paves the way for physicists to investigate the origins of the universe in completely new ways. We meet Hawking the colleagues, a man whose illness leaves him able to communicate at only six words per minute but who expends the effort to punctuate his conversations with humor. And we meet Hawking the friend, who can convey volumes with a frown, a smile, or simply a raised eyebrow. Modinow puts us in the room as Hawking indulges his passion for wine and curry; shares his feelings on love, death, and disability; and grapples with deep questions of philosophy and physics. Whether depicting Hawkings devotion to his work or demonstrating how he would make spur of the moment choices, such as punting on the River Cam (despite the risk the jaunt to posed), or spinning tales of Hawking defiantly urinating in the hedges outside a restaurant that doesnt have a wheelchair accessible toilet, Mlodinow captures his indomitable spirit. This deeply affecting account of a friendship teaches us not just about the nature and practice of physics but also about life and the human capacity to overcome daunting obstacles.
In a mid-twenty-first-century nation devastated by civil war, botanist professor Paulie Panther researches a strange plant at the high school of an experimental forest town and discovers its telepathic properties, a finding that singles him out as a brash individualist in a community of conformists.
The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists continues her description of growing up in Tehran--a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life.
Collects a two-part graphic memoir, in which the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran, a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life.
"Chicken with Plums is a feast you'll devour." -- Newsweek Acclaimed graphic artist Marjane Satrapi brings what has become her signature humor and insight, her keen eye and ear, to the heartrending story of a celebrated Iranian musician who gives up his life for music and love. When Nasser Ali Khan, the author's great-uncle, discovers that his beloved instrument is irreparably damaged, he takes to his bed, renouncing the world and all its pleasures. Over the course of the week that follows, we are treated to vivid scenes of his encounters with family and friends, flashbacks to his childhood, and flash-forwards to his children's future. And as the pieces of his story fall into place, we begin to understand the breadth of his decision to let go of life. The poignant story of one man, it is also stunningly universal--a luminous tale of life and death, and the courage and passion both require of us.
The rabbi's talking cat joins the rabbi's cousins, Malka of the Lions and the sheik, as well as a misplaced Russian painter and a young reporter named Tintin, on a fantastic journey into the heart of Africa in search of an African Jerusalem, in a second humorous collection of adventures that take him to Algiers and across Africa in the 1930s. 25,000 first printing.
The creator of Jimmy Corrigan presents a collection of both new and previously published material featuring such colorful characters as Jimmy Corrigan, Rocket Sam, Quimby the mouse, the Super-man, Sparky the cat, Big Tex, and Rusty Brown, a young suburban Chicago outcast and toy collector. 50,000 first printing.
When Doug wakes up not knowing where he is, his beloved, and possibly dead, cat Inky climbs through a hole in the wall and beckons him to follow, marking the beginning of a mysterious journey through fractured, but apparently related, realities.
A time-jumping, head-tripping odyssey. -- The Millions A bracing swim in the waters of science, technology and fiction. -- Washington Post A thrilling journey of ideas. -- Boston Globe From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, here is a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself. The story begins at the turn of the previous century, with the young H. G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book and an international sensation: The Time Machine . It was an era when a host of forces was converging to transmute the human understanding of time, some philosophical and some technological: the electric telegraph, the steam railroad, the discovery of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks. James Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea that becomes part of contemporary culture--from Marcel Proust to Doctor Who, from Jorge Luis Borges to Woody Allen. He investigates the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary between pulp fiction and modern physics. Finally, he delves into a temporal shift that is unsettling our own moment: the instantaneous wired world, with its all-consuming present and vanishing future. (With a color frontispiece and black-and-white illustrations throughout)
@00000327@A groundbreaking book about how ancient DNA has profoundly changed our understanding of human history.@00000133@@00000341@ @00000341@Geneticists like David Reich have made astounding advances in the field of genomics, which is proving to be as important as archeology, linguistics, and written records as a means to understand our ancestry. @00000341@ @00000341@In @00000373@Who We Are and How We Got Here@00000155@, Reich allows readers to discover how the human genome provides not only all the information a human embryo needs to develop but also the hidden story of our species. Reich delves into how the genomic revolution is transforming our understanding of modern humans and how DNA studies reveal deep inequalities among different populations, between the sexes, and among individuals. Provocatively, Reich@00000065@s book suggests that there might very well be biological differences among human populations but that these differences are unlikely to conform to common stereotypes.@00000341@ @00000341@Drawing upon revolutionary findings and unparalleled scientific studies, @00000373@Who We Are and How We Got Here@00000155@ is a captivating glimpse into humankind--where we came from and what that says about our lives today.
B>b>A stunning collection of 150 portraits of groundbreaking women throughout history--many of whom are unsung or forgotten--by one of the best illustrators working today./b>/b>br>br>In early March 2020, Covid19-locked down in her Toronto home-studio and longing for inspiration, artist Anita Kunz began researching women on the Internet. She wasn''t sure what she was looking for, but soon found an array of astonishing people who had done amazing things--some of whom she had heard of, but most of whom she had not. And then she began to paint them and write down their stories--an astonishingly eclectic group, from ancient history to 2020--from Joan of Arc to Josephine Baker to Rachel Carson to Misty Copland. The result is a stunning feat of historical research and artistic achievement.
B>b>A towering figure in world literature gives us a tour de force, his first novel in nearly one-half century: a savagely satiric, gleefully irreverent, rollicking, fictional meditation on how power and greed can corrupt the soul of a nation. (You dont see things the same way when you encounter a voice like that.--Toni Morrison)/b>/b>br>br>In an imaginary Nigeria, a cunning entrepreneur is selling body parts stolen from Dr. Menkas hospital for use in ritualistic practices. Dr. Menka shares the grisly news with his oldest college friend, bon viveur, star engineer, and Yoruba royal, Duyole Pitan-Payneb>--/b>the life of every partyb>-- /b>who is about to assume a prestigious post at the United Nations in New York. It now seems that someone is determined that he not make it there. Neither Dr. Menka nor Duyole knows why, or how close the enemy is, how powerful.br>; Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth;is at once a literary hoot, a crafty whodunit, and a scathing indictment of Nigerias political elite. It is a stirring call to arms against the abuse of power from one of that countrys fiercest political activists, who just happens to be a global literary giant.br>;br>Soyinka is one of the best there is today.--Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie