Baker Street Irregulars: The Game is Afoot

Baker Street Irregulars: The Game is

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most iconic and lasting figures in literature. His feats of detection are legendary, and he continues to capture audiences today in stories, movies, and on TV. In this new edition of Baker Street Irregulars, authors present the iconic detective in over a dozen wildly entertaining new ways. In Keith DeCandido's "Six Red Dragons," Sherlock is a young girl in modern New York City. In Sarah Stegall's "Papyrus,” Sherlock is a female librarian in ancient Egypt. In Daniel M. Kimmel's mesmerizing "A Scandal in Chelm,” Sherlock is a rabbi. Derek Beebe sends Sherlock to the moon, while Mike Strauss, in "The Adventure of the Double Sized Final Issue," casts him as a comic book character. The settings range from a grade school classroom to Jupiter, from rural, post-Civil War to an alien spaceship. Without losing the very qualities that make Sherlock so illustrious a character, these authors spin new webs of mystery around their own singular riff on one of fiction’s truly singular characters. Stories In This Volume: "’The Problem of the Three Journals" by Narrelle M. Harris "Six Red Dragons" by Keith R. A. DeCandido "The Adventure of the Diode Detective" by Jody Lynn Nye "Investigations Upon Taxonomy of Venomous Squamates" by R. Rozakis "Papyrus" by Sarah Stegall "My Dear Wa'ats" by Hildy Silverman "A Scandal in Chelm" by Daniel M. Kimmel "The Affair of the Green Crayon" by Stephanie M. McPherson "A Study in Space" by Derek Beebe "Sin Eater and the Adventure of Ginger Mary" by Gordon Lizner "The Adventure of the Double Sized Final Issue" by Mike Strauss "A Very Important Nobody" by Chuck Regan"Ho Ho Holmes" by Nat Gertler

  • ASIN: 1635763770

Top 10 Boston (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

Top 10 Boston (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Boston is your pocket guide to the very best of the city of Boston. See all of the beautiful and historic sites of Boston with our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide. Whether you're on the lookout for walking tours, scenic sites, and outdoor activities, or you're planning on enjoying attractions like Boston Common, Fenway Park, or historic Harvard University, our travel guide has all the best tips for every budget, plus restaurant and hotel recommendations and fun activities for the solitary traveler or for families with children. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Boston True to its name, this Top 10 guidebook covers all major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you. "Don't miss" destination highlights. Things to do and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. Free, color pull-out map (print edition), plus maps and photographs throughout. Walking tours and day-trip itineraries. Traveler tips and recommendations. Local drink and dining specialties to try. Museums, festivals, outdoor activities. Creative and quirky best-of lists and more. The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Boston Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to Boston, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Boston, which offers the most complete cultural coverage of the New England; 3-D cross-section illustrations of major sights and attractions; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and maps; and more.

  • ASIN: 1465426752
  • UPC: 790778026752

Figures of Buddhist Modernity in Asia

Figures of Buddhist Modernity in

This book introduces contemporary Buddhists from across Asia and from various walks of life. Eschewing traditional hagiographies, the editors have collected sixty-six profiles of individuals who would be excluded from most Buddhist histories and ethnographies. In addition to monks and nuns, readers will encounter artists, psychologists, social workers, part-time priests, healers, and librarians as well as charlatans, hucksters, profiteers, and rabble-rousers―all whose lives reflect changes in modern Buddhism even as they themselves shape the course of these changes. The editors and contributors are fundamentally concerned with how individual Buddhists make meaning and display this understanding to others. Some practitioners profiled look to the past, lamenting the transformations Buddhism has undergone in recent times, while others embrace these. Some have adopted a “new asceticism,” while others are eager to explore different religious traditions as they think about their own ways of being Buddhist. Arranging the profiles according to these themes―looking backward, forward, inward, and outward―reveals the value of studying individual Buddhists and their idiosyncratic religious backgrounds and attitudes, thus highlighting the diversity of approaches to the practice and study of Buddhism in Asia today. Students and teachers will welcome sections on further readings and additional tables of contents that organize the profiles thematically, as well as by tradition (Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana), region, and country.

  • ASIN: 0824858557

Top 10 Boston (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides)

Top 10 Boston (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel

Drawing on the same standards of accuracy as the acclaimed DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, The DK Top 10 Guides use exciting colorful photography and excellent cartography to provide a reliable and useful pocket-sized travel. Dozens of Top 10 lists provide vital information on each destination, as well as insider tips, from avoiding the crowds to finding out the freebies, The DK Top 10 Guides take the work out of planning any trip.

  • Brand: Brand: DK Travel
  • ASIN: 0756642434

Boston (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guides)

Boston (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel

Drawing on the same standards of accuracy as the acclaimed DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, The DK Top 10 Guides use exciting colorful photography and excellent cartography to provide a reliable and useful pocket-sized travel. Dozens of Top 10 lists provide vital information on each destination, as well as insider tips, from avoiding the crowds to finding out the freebies, The DK Top 10 Guides take the work out of planning any trip.

  • ASIN: 0789491931

Capricci

Capricci

  • ASIN: B017TMA8AI

Time Shards

Time Shards

IT’S CALLED “THE EVENT,” AN UNIMAGINABLE CATACLYSM THAT SHATTERS 600 MILLION YEARS OF THE EARTH’S TIMELINE. Our world is gone, instantly replaced by a new one made of scattered remnants of the past, present, and future, dropped alongside one another in a patchwork of “shards”. Monsters from Jurassic prehistory, ancient armies, and high-tech robots all coexist in this deadly post-apocalyptic landscape. A desperate group of survivors sets out to locate the source of the disaster. They include 21st century Californian Amber Richardson, Cam, a young Celtic warrior from Roman Britannia, Alex Brice, a policewoman from 1985, and Blake, a British soldier from World War II. With other refugees from across time, they must learn the truth behind the Event, if they are to survive.

  • ASIN: 1785654527

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Boston

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide:

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Boston will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals - there's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop. You'll find the insider knowledge every visitor needs and explore every corner effortlessly with DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Boston and its FREE pull-out map. DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Boston - showing you what others only tell you.

  • ASIN: 1409370453

Human Well-Being and Economic Goals (Frontier Issues in Economic Thought)

Human Well-Being and Economic Goals (Frontier Issues in Economic

What are the ends of economic activity? According to neoclassical theory, efficient interaction of the profit-maximizing "ideal producer" and the utility-maximizing "ideal consumer" will eventually lead to some sort of social optimum. But is that social optimum the same as human well-being? Human Well-Being and Economic Goals addresses that issue, considering such questions as: Does the maximization of individual welfare really lead to social welfare? How can we deal with questions of relative welfare and of equity? How do we define, or at least understand, individual and social welfare? And how can these things be measured, or even assessed? Human Well-Being and Economic Goals brings together more than 75 concise summaries of the most significant literature in the field that consider issues of present and future individual and social welfare, national development, consumption, and equity. Like its predecessors in the Frontier Issues in Economic Thought series, it takes a multidisciplinary approach to economic concerns, examining their sociological, philosophical, and psychological aspects and implications as well as their economic underpinnings.Human Well-Being and Economic Goals provides a powerful introduction to the current and historical writings that examine the concept of human well-being in ways that can help us to set goals for economic activity and judge its success. It is a valuable summary and overview for students, economists, and social scientists concerned with these issues.

  • Brand: Brand: Island Press
  • ASIN: 1559635614

Alabama Governors: A Political History of the State

Alabama Governors: A Political History of the

This collection of biographical essays, written by thirty-four noted historians and political scientists, chronicles the times, careers, challenges, leadership, and legacies of the fifty-seven men and one woman who have served as the state's highest elected official. The book is organized chronologically into six sections that cover Alabama's years as a US territory and its early statehood, the 1840s through the Civil War and Reconstruction, the late nineteenth-century Bourbon era, twentieth-century progressive and wartime governors, the Civil Rights era and George Wallace’s period of influence, and recent chief executives in the post-Wallace era. The political careers of these fifty-eight individuals reflect the story of Alabama itself. Taken together, these essays provide a unified history of the state, with its recurring themes of race, federal-state relations, tensions between north and south Alabama, economic development, taxation, and education. Alabama Governors expertly delineates the decisions and challenges of the chief executives, their policy initiatives, their accomplishments and failures, and the lasting impact of their terms. The book also includes the true and sometimes scandalous anecdotes that pepper Alabama’s storied history. Several of the state's early governors fought duels; one killed his wife's lover. A Reconstruction era-governor barricaded himself in his office and refused to give it up when voters failed to reelect him. A twentieth-century governor, an alumnus of Yale, served as an officer in the Ku Klux Klan. This entirely updated and revised edition includes enlarged and enhanced images of each governor. Published as Alabama prepares for its sixty-fourth gubernatorial election, Alabama Governors is certain to become an valuable resource for tea [read more]

  • ASIN: 0817318437