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Maneuver warfare, often controversial and requiring operational and tactical innovation, poses perhaps the most important doctrinal questions currently facing the conventional military forces of the U. S. Its purpose is to defeat the enemy by disrupting the opponent's ability to react, rather than by physical destruction of forces. This book develops and explains the theory of maneuver warfare and offers specific tactical, operational, and organizational recommendations for improving ground combat forces. The authors translate concepts-too often vaguely stated by manuever warfare advocates-into concrete doctrine. Although the book uses the Marine Corps as a model, the concepts, tactics, and doctrine discussed apply to any ground combat force.
Maneuver warfare, often controversial and requiring operational and tactical innovation, poses perhaps the most important doctrinal questions currently facing the conventional military forces of the U.S. Its purpose is to defeat the enemy by disrupting the opponent's ability to react, rather than by physical destruction of forces. This book develops and explains the theory of maneuver warfare and offers specific tactical, operational, and organizational recommendations for improving ground combat forces. The authors translate concepts-too often vaguely stated by manuever warfare advocates-into concrete doctrine. Although the book uses the Marine Corps as a model, the concepts, tactics, and doctrine discussed apply to any ground combat force.
The purpose of this book is to help practitioners and students from a variety of mental health disciplines--psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and counselors of all other types--to work effectively, efficiently, and successfully with their clients within the purview of managed mental health care. Managed mental health care is relatively new in the field of mental health, and it was not a program that was coordinated or even consistent in its policies and procedures.
* Reviews of more than 900 manga series* Ratings from 0 to 4 stars * Guidelines for age-appropriateness* Number of series volumes* Background info on series and artistsTHE ONE-STOP RESOURCE FOR CHOOSING BETWEEN THE BEST AND THE REST! Whether you're new to the world of manga-style graphic novels or a longtime reader on the lookout for the next hot series, here's a comprehensive guide to the wide, wonderful world of Japanese comics! * Incisive, full-length reviews of stories and artwork* Titles rated from zero to four stars-skip the clunkers, but don't miss the hidden gems* Guidelines for age-appropriateness-from strictly mature to kid-friendly* Profiles of the biggest names in manga, including CLAMP, Osamu Tezuka, Rumiko Takahashi, and many others * The facts on the many kinds of manga-know your shôjo from your shônen* An overview of the manga industry and its history* A detailed bibliography and a glossary of manga termsLOOK NO FURTHER, YOU'VE FOUND YOUR IDEAL MANGA COMPANION!
Provides essential instruction for drawing a wide variety of fantasy characters and settings in the popular manga style.
If you love Manga, you'll eat Manga For Dummies, right up. This step-by-step guide shows you how to create all of your favorite Manga characters from rough sketch through final full-color renderings. You'll build your skills as you draw animals, mythical creatures, superheroes, teenagers, and villains--along with their weapons, cars, and homes. Soon you'll be inventing your own characters and placing them in stylish poses and stirring action scenes. Before you know it you'll be knocking out storyboards and plotlines for you own Manga book. Find out how to:Gear up for drawing with all the right tools and materialsDevelop the basic skills of Manga figure drawingCustomize and accessorize your Manga charactersDesign spectacular weapons, gadgets, mechas, and vehiclesCreate 3-D drawings and give characters motion and emotionWrite an exciting Manga StoryComplete with a stunning, full-color 8 page insert, Manga for Dummies is your real-life guide to the ultimate fantasy world.
Got manga? Christopher Hart's got manga, and he wants to share it with all his millions of readers--especially the beginners. With Manga for the Beginner, anyone who can hold a pencil can start drawing great manga characters right away. Using his signature step-by-step style, Hart shows how to draw the basic manga head and body, eyes, bodies, fashion, and more. Then he goes way beyond most beginner titles, exploring dynamic action poses, special effects, light and shading, perspective, popular manga types such as animals, anthros, and shoujo and shounen characters. By the end of this big book, the new artist is ready to draw dramatic story sequences full of movement and life.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Draw awesome manga characters and scenes just like the pros! Capture the excitement of manga in your drawings! Inside you'll find hundreds of dynamic illustrations for achieving the hot, action-packed look you want. Loaded with detail and over 40 step-by-step lessons, you'll learn the skills and tips you need to create amazing characters and scenes. From drawing characters in cool poses to exploring visual storytelling,Manga Madnesswill show you the way! Drawing basics such as shading, perspective and foreshortening Japanese terms, traditions and character types Quick tips for having fun and improving your work From pretty girls and rebellious heroes to space pirates and giant robots, you'll get fast results for your best manga drawings yet!
The first comprehensive scientific reference in 30 years on the fruit that has been cultivated in India for at least four thousand years, is the most important fruit crop of Asia and one of the most important worldwide, and the production of which has multiplied over the past decade to serve the increasing popularity in Europe in North America. Specialists from many of the new regions in which mango are now being cultivated discuss such aspects as taxonomy and systematics, classical breeding and genetics, reproductive physiology, stress physiology, mineral nutrition, diseases, insect pests, biotechnology, postharvest physiology, processing, and important cultivars and their descriptors. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
From the acclaimed author of A Breath of Fresh Air, this beautiful novel takes us to modern India during the height of the summer's mango season. Heat, passion, and controversy explode as a woman is forced to decide between romance and tradition. Every young Indian leaving the homeland for the United States is given the following orders by their parents: Don't eat any cow (It's still sacred!), don't go out too much, save (and save, and save) your money, and most important, do not marry a foreigner. Priya Rao left India when she was twenty to study in the U.S. and she's never been back. Now, seven years later, she's out of excuses. She has to return and give her family the news: She's engaged to Nick Collins, a kind, loving American man. It's going to break their hearts. Returning to India is an overwhelming experience for Priya. When she was growing up, summer was all about mangoes--ripe, sweet mangoes, bursting with juices that dripped down your chin, hands, and neck. But after years away, she sweats as if she's never been through an Indian summer before. Everything looks dirtier than she remembered. And things that used to seem natural (a buffalo strolling down a newly laid asphalt road, for example) now feel totally chaotic. But Priya's relatives remain the same. Her mother and father insist that it's time they arranged her marriage to a "nice Indian boy." Her extended family talks of nothing but marriage--particularly the marriage of her uncle Anand, which still has them reeling. Not only did Anand marry a woman from another Indian state, but he also married for love. Happiness and love are not the point of her grandparents' or her parents' union. In her family's rule book, duty is at the top of the list. Just as Priya begins to feel she can't possibly tell her family that she's engaged to an American, a secret is revealed that leaves her stunned and off-balance. Now she is forced to choose between the love of her family and Nick, the love of her life. As sharp and intoxicating as sugarcane juice bought fresh from a market cart, The Mango Season is a delightful trip into the heart and soul of both contemporary India and a woman on the edge of a profound life change.
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The seductive daughter of a dead war buddy calls marine biologist Doc Ford in need of help--her mother has vanished without a trace in South America. Doc's efforts to find her take him from the jungles of Colombia to the streets of Panama--and onto the trail of the most vile nemesis he has ever come up against...
This sexually explicit collection of over 30 short stories is bound to enthrall gay men everywhere. Whether their fantasy is seducing the straight man next door or making love to a partner of many years, whether they are into leather and bondage or gentle sex on the beach, whether they like a man in uniform or a porn star pro, the enticing action in MANHANDLED will keep readers titillated.
"A comprehensive guide."--The New York Times This guide, now in its sixth edition, is the accepted authority on nursery school options available to Manhattan parents, and includes a listing of other resources. It describes more than 150 nursery and daycare programs, detailing information on admissions procedures, diversity, school size, tuition, and schedules. Victoria Goldman is often quoted in the media for her expertise in private education. She is the author of The Manhattan Family Guide to Private Schools, 5th Edition, as well as The Los Angeles Guide to Private Schools.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The guide, now in its completely revised and updated seventh edition, is the accepted authority on nursery school options available to Manhattan parents. It describes more than 150 nursery and day care programs including information about admissions procedures, diversity, school size, tuition and schedules.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A photographer working in New York City is enamoured with a woman he meets at the apartment he is subletting, only to find that the woman, and the city around him, might not be what they first seemed.
Gina and her sister, Allie, have seen strange visions since childhood. Allie steals a book of demonic spells from a depraved conjurer known as Mojo DeCanne, and hides the book in Gina's apartment in the days before she vanished. As Manhattan braces for the worst snowstorm in decades, Mojo DeCanne comes looking for what is his.
John Saul is at his terrifying best as he takes readers into the vast, dark labyrinth of tunnels beneath Manhattan, home to a bizarre collection of outcasts, and introduces a secret society that uses (and stocks) this underworld as a private hunting ground, with its residents as their prey. When twenty-one year old NYU student Jeff Converse is convicted of a brutal rape and murder that he did not commit, his nightmare has just begun. Jeff is just the latest innocent man to be made a target of the soci...
A major collection of short fiction from Peter F. Hamilton, New York Times bestselling author of Pandora's Star, The Dreaming Void, and many other epic science fiction novels--including a brand-new novella starring detective Paula Myo Fans of the Commonwealth Saga will enjoy the return of Paula Myo, the genetically engineered police investigator whose single-minded pursuit of justice runs up against a postwar citizenry eager to forget old crimes. In the all-new novella "Manhattan in Reverse," Paula is dispatched to the backwoods planet of Menard after a docile, supposedly nonintelligent alien species attacks peaceful human settlers. Menard may have to be evacuated--something the planet's corporate owners and human populace are prepared to resist . . . perhaps with targeted aggression.Violence hits closer to home in "The Demon Trap" in which Paula's investigation of a gruesome act of terrorism leads into unexpected political, technological, and philosophical waters, threatening the course of human evolution.Time travel has never been so tricky--or so deadly--as it is in "If at First . . .," in which Metropolitan Police detective David Lanson finds himself matching wits with a sociopath who might very well be from the future . . . or, at least, a future."Blessed by an Angel" is set in the Commonwealth Universe of the Void trilogy and features an alien visitor who offers the local human population a chance at paradise. But one species' paradise may be another's hell.Three other thrilling pieces round out the collection--and showcase Peter F. Hamilton's ability to weave scientific speculation into very human storytelling.
Five feet two inches of slick repartee, near-purple hair, and poetic imagination, twenty-year-old Rune hasn't been in Manhattan for very long. But she's crafty enough to have found a squatter's paradise in an empty TriBeCa loft, and a video store job that feeds her passion for old movies. It's a passion she shares with her favorite customer, Mr. Kelly, a lonely old man who rents the same video over and over. The flick is a noir classic based on a real-life unsolved bank heist and a million missing dollars. It's called Manhattan Is My Beat.That's the tape Rune is picking up from Mr. Kelly's shabby apartment when she finds him shot to death. The police suspect a robbery gone wrong, but Rune is certain the key to solving the murder is hidden somewhere in the hazy, black-and-white frames of Mr. Kelly's beloved movie. But as Rune hits the mean streets of New York to find answers, she gets caught up in a dangerous adventure more chilling than anything Hollywood could dream up. As her story draws to its terrifying conclusion, Rune's final close-up may include the killer of a co-star.From the Paperback edition.
Classic reprints from: Edith Wharton, Stephen Crane, O. Henry, Irwin Shaw, Jerome Weidman, Damon Runyon, Evan Hunter, Jerrold Mundis, Edgar Allan Poe, Horace Gregory, Geoffrey Bartholomew, Cornell Woolrich, Barry N. Malzberg, Clark Howard, Jerome Charyn, Donald E. Westlake, Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Block, Susan Isaacs, and others.Lawrence Block has won most of the major mystery awards and has been called the quintessential New York writer. His series characters--Matthew Scudder, Bernie Rhodenbarr, Evan Tanner, Chip Harrison, and Keller--all live in Manhattan; like their creator, they would not really be happy anywhere else.
Recounts the history of the crash program that resulted in the development of the atomic bomb.
MANHATTAN TRANSFER by John E. Stith Aliens kidnap Manhattan. Read all about it! Under a huge clear dome, Manhattan is placed aboard an enormous alien spacecraft. Through the dome, the trapped residents can see dozens of similarly trapped alien cities. There are no communications from their captors, no clues to why the humans have been taken, or how long to expect their captivity to last. That means the agenda boils down to one step: escape plan. A Science Fiction Book Club selection. Hugo Award Honorable Mention. Seiun Award nominee (Japan). La Tour Eiffel nominee (France). Complete information on Stith's work may be found at www.neverend.com. The author of this book donated a digital copy to Bookshare.org. Join us in thanking John E. Stith for providing his accessible digital book to this community.
Considered by many to be John Dos Passos's greatest work, Manhattan Transfer is an "expressionistic picture of New York" (New York Times) in the 1920s that reveals the lives of wealthy power brokers and struggling immigrants alike. From Fourteenth Street to the Bowery, Delmonico's to the underbelly of the city waterfront, Dos Passos chronicles the lives of characters struggling to become a part of modernity before they are destroyed by it.More than seventy-five years after its first publication, Manhattan Transfer still stands as "a novel of the very first importance" (Sinclair Lewis). It is a masterpeice of modern fiction and a lasting tribute to the dual-edged nature of the American dream.
Mary Cantwell, who has been a writer and editor at Mademoiselle and Vogue and a writer at the New York Times, gives us an elegant and lyrical autobiographical account of a time and place that for some exists only in imagination. But this is a life as it was actually lived, with romance, passion, and no little share of pain. Like her earlier, warmly received American Girl: Scenes from a Small-Town Childhood, Cantwell's new book "offers many of the pleas-ures more usually associated with the novel" (Washington Post Book World). In five different apartments in Manhattan, each with its own character and charm, Cantwell's story winds through its phases, from single working girl to young wife and mother, from career choices and divorce to rediscovery. The world Cantwell inhabits - that of magazine and book publishing and fashion and the middle-class bohemia of downtown New York at a golden moment in time - is brought beautifully to life in a memoir that is sure to win her new readers and ren
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