Under the Big Black Sun

Under the Big Black Sun
Author: John Doe,Tom DeSavia
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780306824098
Available:
Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Under the Big Black Sun explores the nascent Los Angeles punk rock movement and its evolution to hardcore punk as it's never been told before. John Doe of the legendary band X and co-author Tom DeSavia have woven together an enthralling story of the legendary West Coast scene from 1977-1982 by enlisting the voices of people who were there. The book shares chapter-length tales from the authors along with personal essays from famous (and infamous) players in the scene. Through interstitial commentary, John Doe "narrates" this journey through the land of film noir sunshine, Hollywood back alleys, and suburban sprawl. Illustrated with 50 rare photos, this is the story of the art that was born under the big black sun.

Under the Big Black Sun

Under the Big Black Sun
Author: John Doe,Tom DeSavia
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780306824081
Available:
Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An up-close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene, told by those who were there, with 50 rare photos

Under the Big Black Sun

Under the Big Black Sun
Author: John Doe,Tom DeSavia
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780306824098
Available:
Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Under the Big Black Sun explores the nascent Los Angeles punk rock movement and its evolution to hardcore punk as it's never been told before. John Doe of the legendary band X and co-author Tom DeSavia have woven together an enthralling story of the legendary West Coast scene from 1977-1982 by enlisting the voices of people who were there. The book shares chapter-length tales from the authors along with personal essays from famous (and infamous) players in the scene. Through interstitial commentary, John Doe "narrates" this journey through the land of film noir sunshine, Hollywood back alleys, and suburban sprawl. Illustrated with 50 rare photos, this is the story of the art that was born under the big black sun.

More Fun in the New World

More Fun in the New World
Author: John Doe,Tom DeSavia
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780306922114
Available:
Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This sequel to Grammy-nominated bestseller Under the Big Black Sun continues the up-close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene—and includes fifty rare photos. Picking up where Under the Big Black Sun left off, More Fun in the New World explores the years 1982 to 1987, covering the dizzying pinnacle of L.A.'s punk rock movement as its stars took to the national—and often international—stage. Detailing the eventual splintering of punk into various sub-genres, the second volume of John Doe and Tom DeSavia's west coast punk history portrays the rich cultural diversity of the movement and its characters, the legacy of the scene, how it affected other art forms, and ultimately influenced mainstream pop culture. The book also pays tribute to many of the fallen soldiers of punk rock, the pioneers who left the world much too early but whose influence hasn't faded. As with Under the Big Black Sun, the book features stories of triumph, failure, stardom, addiction, recovery, and loss as told by the people who were influential in the scene, with a cohesive narrative from authors Doe and DeSavia. Along with many returning voices, More Fun in the New World weaves in the perspectives of musicians Henry Rollins, Fishbone, Billy Zoom, Mike Ness, Jane Weidlin, Keith Morris, Dave Alvin, Louis Pérez, Charlotte Caffey, Peter Case, Chip Kinman, Maria McKee, and Jack Grisham, among others. And renowned artist/illustrator Shepard Fairey, filmmaker Allison Anders, actor Tim Robbins, and pro-skater Tony Hawk each contribute chapters on punk's indelible influence on the artistic spirit. In addition to stories of success, the book also offers a cautionary tale of an art movement that directly inspired commercially diverse acts such as Green Day, Rancid, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco, and Neko Case. Readers will find themselves rooting for the purists of punk juxtaposed with the MTV-dominating rock superstars of the time who flaunted a "born to do this, it couldn't be easier" attitude that continued to fuel the flames of new music. More Fun in the New World follows the progression of the first decade of L.A. punk, its conclusion, and its cultural rebirth.

Under the Big Black Sun

Under the Big Black Sun
Author: Paul Schimmel
Pages: 312
ISBN: 3791351397
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Release: 2011
Editor: Prestel Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Oct. 3, 2011-Feb. 13, 2012.

Under the Big Black Sun

Under the Big Black Sun
Author: John Doe
Pages: 423
ISBN: 2357799560
Available:
Release: 2017-05-18
Editor: Unknown
Language: fr

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The Black Cloud

The Black Cloud
Author: Fred Hoyle
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780141967493
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Release: 2010-09-02
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A 1959 classic 'hard' science-fiction novel by renowned Cambridge astronomer and cosmologist Fred Hoyle. Tracks the progress of a giant black cloud that comes towards Earth and sits in front of the sun, causing widespread panic and death. A select group of scientists and astronomers - including the dignified Astronomer Royal, the pipe smoking Dr Marlowe and the maverick, eccentric Professor Kingsly - engage in a mad race to understand and communicate with the cloud, battling against trigger happy politicians. In the pacy, engaging style of John Wyndham and John Christopher, with plenty of hard science thrown in to add to the chillingly credible premise (he manages to foretell Artificial Intelligence, Optical Character Recognition and Text-to-Speech converters), Hoyle carries you breathlessly through to its thrilling end.

Rainbow Valley

Rainbow Valley
Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Pages: 315
ISBN: 9781465527592
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Release: 2021
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

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The Little Black Book of Design

The Little Black Book of Design
Author: Adam Judge
Pages: 228
ISBN: 146797515X
Available:
Release: 2011-12-14
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Across the realms of multimedia production, information design, web development, and usability, certain truisms are apparent. Like an Art of War for design, this slim volume contains guidance, inspiration, and reassurance for all those who labor with the user in mind. If you work on the web, in print, or in film or video, this book can help. If you know someone working on the creative arena, this makes a great gift. Funny, too.

Y They Call Me Black

Y They Call Me Black
Author: Messiahel El Seven
Pages: 152
ISBN: 1505507758
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Release: 2014-12-14
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Every so called, Black man, woman, child wants to believe that slavery is over.The reason being for this belief is because times have changed.But thats not true, times may have change, and the institution of slavery has changed with it, in how its introduced. Slavery has taken on a new form, and its through words, words that would imprison our minds

The Little Poetry Book of Savannah

The Little Poetry Book of Savannah
Author: Don Newman
Pages: 46
ISBN: 1477664866
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Release: 2012-10-25
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Black & White Edition of The Little Poetry Book of Savannah Don Newman's first volume of Savannah centric poetry reflects the close personal relationship between poet and subject often found in work dedicated to a particular place. Such intimate subjectivity may seem lofty at times. But this Savannah native has a way of bringing grandiose notions of his hometown down to earth. Here, the author's regional sensibilities-together with his stretch toward the universal-offer the reader a unique perspective and a tour of Savannah unattainable during a typical day of sightseeing. While by no means a comprehensive poetic look at the city, Newman's Little Poetry Book of Savannah will surely augment the traveler's backpack, give visitors a distinctive literary keepsake, and make the perfect gift for those back home who would like an authentic little piece of Savannah. Meditative, descriptive, fun, quirky, and enjoyably honest, Newman bares parts of his soul in this down-to-earth, head-in-the-clouds "poetry for everyone." For the slightly larger full color Special First Edition go here: https: //www.createspace.com/3574471

Mushroom Tree

Mushroom Tree
Author: Steve Sun
Pages: 124
ISBN: 1479116491
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Release: 2012-10-11
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mushroom Tree -All about mushrooms This book tells the adventures of my mushroom excursions. I found many different types of mushrooms. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. I enjoyed the adventures. Here are some of the stories and more than 300 photos to share. Steve Sun age 10

The Great Separation

The Great Separation
Author: John Doe
Pages: 220
ISBN: 1944218084
Available:
Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Caution: this book is a document from the future, on how the United States finally split into two independent republics in 2029, and its aftermath. The topic is so sensitive, that its futuristic author must be identified merely as John Doe, Ph.D. Dateline: 2029. The "One Nation, Indivisible, ......" finally divides. - A political satire.

Throwing It

Throwing It
Author: Jay Tando
Pages: 294
ISBN: 148120467X
Available:
Release: 2012-12-18
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Throwing It" is a novel written by Jay Tando. It is a fictional story about a football player's life spanning his high school years finding romance in the Seattle dance clubs and following him through his professional football career taking him all over the world 1984 - 2013 Also available as an e-book on Amazon here: http: //www.amazon.com/Throwing-It-ebook/dp/B00APRS5ZA/

Black Love Matters

Black Love Matters
Author: Jasmyne K. Rogers
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1540820076
Available:
Release: 2016-12-08
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Black Love Matters: A Journey of Soul Stories is a collection of short stories, poetry, and reflections that explore, analyze, and highlight concepts and dynamics of Love that deeply affect the Black community. This collection fosters a myriad of experiences that celebrate and highlight the significance of Black Love as a catalyst for revolution, freedom, and unity. These experiences range from spirituality, activism, the power of music, sweet romance, and empowerment to stigmas and trauma plaguing our community. Black Love Matters: A Journey of Soul Stories include "Congratulations," a soul story about a young woman who is deeply hurt because the Love of her life chose to marry another, which causes her to make a conscious decision to undergo the process of healing so that she may love freely. The preface of this collection is dedicated to Prince Rogers Nelson-his brilliance and passion in his art is a reflection of pure magic and Love. Thus, sparking inspiration to pen this collection to urge people of African descent to remember the beauty and power of Black Love-that it is revolutionary and that it matters.

Unopened Books

Unopened Books
Author: Jermaine D. Gassaway
Pages: 118
ISBN: 1546985875
Available:
Release: 2017-05-27
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The unfathomable rate of Black males in education should result in a national call to action. Across the country Black males represent only 2% of the teaching workforce. By the year 2024, minority students will be the majority, yet our current education workforce does not reflect this growing trend in what has been called "The Browning of America." Why is it acceptable that a student can matriculate from Kindergarten through twelfth grade and not have one Black male as his or her teacher? Why has it been a challenge to recruit and in many instances retain Black males in the classroom? Unopened Books explains what is referenced in the book as the Five Black Male Deterrents in Education. Through the personal narrative of Jermaine D. Gassaway, a native Washingtonian, educator, and school leader; coupled with practical solutions, Unopened Books provides insight to multiply the 2%. It is intended to not only be a provocative conversation starter but an actionable approach to increase the number of Black men in the classroom.

Three Stone Games

Three Stone Games
Author: Guo Bailing,Ruoshi Sun
Pages: 146
ISBN: 1494809559
Available:
Release: 2013-12-29
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An English translation of the classic Chinese go textbook, Sanzi Pu, written by go master Guo Bailing (c. 1587 - c. 1662). This book contains hundreds of diagrams from Guo's research on three-stone handicap games and 5 game records. It was customary to place the three stones at star points along the diagonal of the board, i.e. two diagonal hoshis plus tengen. Many of the variations contain dozens of moves (occasionally more than 100), as a result of quarter-board or even half-board fights. Particular emphasis is placed on the coordination of the tengen stone. Be prepared for a showcase of tesuji and semeai skills in these intense battles! Table of Contents: Foreword Preface to Three-Stone Handicap Games (by Cheng Guangzhu) Preface to Three-Stone Handicap Games (by Wu Xinju) Foreword to Three-Stone Handicap Games (by Cheng Zhengkui) History of Three-Stone Games Big Corner Diagram (44 variations) Big Pressure Beam (50 variations) Resupinate Lily (60 variations) Large-Knight Corner Approach (50 variations) Three-Stone Games (5 games) 146 pages Sensei's Library: http://senseis.xmp.net/?ThreeStoneGames ==================== Translations by Ruoshi Sun: Three-Stone Games by Guo Bailing https://www.createspace.com/4590413 Four-Stone Games by Guo Bailing Part I https://www.createspace.com/4592900 Part II https://www.createspace.com/4633416 Games of Wonder by Wu Jun and Wu Jiong http://www.createspace.com/4733019 Go Book of Peach Blossom Spring by Fan Xiping http://www.createspace.com/4742860

After Avalon

After Avalon
Author: Nicole Petit,Colin Fisher,Leigh Ann Cowan,Amy Wolf,Thomas Olivieri,Jon Black,Christian Bone,Patricia S. Bowne,Patrick S. Baker,Claudia Quint,David Wiley,Elizabeth Zuckerman
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1946033006
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Release: 2016-08-12
Editor: 18thwall Productions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

King Arthur is dead. Camelot has fallen. Britain drowns in Saxons. These are the stories of what came after. Merlin's prophecies begin such, in introduction: "In the days when Arthur's dream was dimmed, as grey embers under storm, actors from our reverie still acted. A boy ventures into decaying Broceliande with the May Hawk's daughter, both in search of fathers. Sir Gawain, bereft of his nation, rides in search of my tomb-but finds a friend turned enemy. In the Britain's hour of need, the round table will be restored to defend Logres in the sky, in the London Blitz. "My tutor, Bleys, will take a fool's horse, and two adventurers will trace my dying steps across the world. Sir Lionel's remains will visit the remains of the Arthurian world, and the Victorians will strive to make a gentleman of Mordred. The Questing Beast will never cease to haunt Pellinore's line, no matter how far north they trend. The old witch, Morgan, will seek forgiveness. The holy lance will appear once more. And a queen who is no longer a queen will meet a knight who is no longer a knight, and both will marvel at the grave of the greatest king who served his country. "These may be read, in full, inside. "But I am tired now, and Nimue calls for me..." An all-new anthology from the award-winning curator Nicole Petit, featuring stories by Colin Fisher, Leigh Ann Cowan, Amy Wolf, Thomas Olivieri, Jon Black, Patricia S. Bowne, Claudia Quint, David Wiley, Christian Bone, Patrick S. Baker, and Elizabeth Zuckerman.

Kingdom Planet The Final Kingdom

Kingdom Planet   The Final Kingdom
Author: El Cid
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1935079034
Available:
Release: 2016-09-30
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Between the covers of Kingdom Planet read about the extraordinary events that surface within the functions of a major worldwide chemical corporation. The diabolical plot of the firm that is actually run by Satan's soldiers, will astound and challenge your thinking regarding workplace realities.

Roses and Black Glass

Roses and Black Glass
Author: Lani Lenore
Pages: 220
ISBN: 1492871591
Available:
Release: 2013-12-02
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cinderella - The story is always the same: a girl - hated and abused by her step-family - meets her prince at a ball. There is involvement with a glass shoe, a bit of magic, and in the end, they all live happily ever after. You've heard it before - but you've never heard it like this: In early America, at a time when dealings with dead bodies is considered taboo, Cindy's father is a mortician. She, for one, is fascinated by the controversial work, until her mother dies and her father marries Anna van Burren, who brings two new sisters into the family. Cindy's misery only grows from there. Following her father's untimely death, Cindy's life spirals into darkness as she is forced to become a servant in her own home, to wait on her hated siblings and stepmother. She has become so sequestered that she can't even let the one man she continues to think about know that she is alive. She met him once in the mortuary years ago - a handsome, curious boy who had been a surprise to her - until she'd discovered who he was. Now a man, Christian is a perfect specimen, and also the object of her step-sisters' affections. According to a stipulation of his inheritance, he must marry before age twenty-one. That day is fast approaching. Any hope Cindy had of seeing him again - or of salvaging anything that should have been left of her life - seems lost. Cindy's world is filled with misfortune. She believes she must be cursed. It takes the appearance of a strange woman who brings a wicked prophecy before Cindy can see how blessed she could become - and to see what sacrifices were made to give her hope once again.