Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Author : Neil Gaiman
  • ISBN-10 : 9780061795299
  • Release : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Download/Read : 384
  • Price : FREE
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In the deft hands of Neil Gaiman, magic is no mere illusion . . . and anything is possible. In Smoke and Mirrors, Gaiman's imagination and supreme artistry transform a mundane world into a place of terrible wonders—where an old woman can purchase the Holy Grail at a thrift store, where assassins advertise their services in the Yellow Pages under "Pest Control," and where a frightened young boy must barter for his life with a mean-spirited troll living beneath a bridge by the railroad tracks. Explore a new reality, obscured by smoke and darkness yet brilliantly tangible, in this extraordinary collection of short works by a master prestidigitator. It will dazzle your senses, touch your heart, and haunt your dreams.

Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Author : Neil Gaiman
  • ISBN-10 : 9780061450167
  • Release : 2008-01-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Download/Read : 368
  • Price : FREE
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In the deft hands of Neil Gaiman, magic is no mere illusion . . . and anything is possible. In Smoke and Mirrors, Gaiman's imagination and supreme artistry transform a mundane world into a place of terrible wonders—where an old woman can purchase the Holy Grail at a thrift store, where assassins advertise their services in the Yellow Pages under "Pest Control," and where a frightened young boy must barter for his life with a mean-spirited troll living beneath a bridge by the railroad tracks. Explore a new reality, obscured by smoke and darkness yet brilliantly tangible, in this extraordinary collection of short works by a master prestidigitator. It will dazzle your senses, touch your heart, and haunt your dreams.

Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors

  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Author : Neil Gaiman
  • ISBN-10 : 0060934700
  • Release : 2001-06-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Download/Read : 352
  • Price : FREE
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In Neil Gaiman's richly imagined fiction, anything is possible. And the proof is in the telling in this extraordinary collection of short stories. Discover within these pages miraculous inventions and curious characters: an elderly widow who finds the Holy Grail tucked beneath an old fur coat in a thrift store, a terrified boy who barters for his life with a mean-spirited troll living beneath a bridge by the railroad tracks, a young couple who receives a wedding gift that gradually reveals a chilling alternative history of their marriage. Smoke and Mirrors will dazzle your senses, touch your heart -- and haunt your dreams.

Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors

  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Author : Trishina
  • ISBN-10 : 9781649517425
  • Release : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Download/Read : 88
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Smoke and Mirrors takes you on a journey of self-reflection through the mind of a teenage DJ as she navigates her way through a smoky haze of music, drugs and partying. To the outside world, she appears to be a 19-year-old having the time of her life. But on the inside, she’s battling hurdles that most people wouldn’t experience in a lifetime. She’s eventually forced to look in the mirror, past the thick smog of the illusion, and ask, “Who am I when the smoke clears?”

Smoke   Mirrors

Smoke Mirrors

  • Publisher : IDRC
  • Author : Rob Cunningham
  • ISBN-10 : 0889367558
  • Release : 1996
  • Genre: Medical
  • Download/Read : 361
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Smoke and Mirrors: The Canadian tobacco war

Muscle  Smoke and Mirrors

Muscle Smoke and Mirrors

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Author : Randy Roach
  • ISBN-10 : 9781467038409
  • Release : 2011-10
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Download/Read : 728
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The research for this extensive, two volume project. represents a comprehensive effort to establish a complete context from which the sport of bodybuilding arose. "Muscle, Smoke and Mirrors" is the rise and fall of what was truly once an extraordinary discipline associated with a term known as "Physical Culture." Experience what bodybuilding was originally and learn just exactly what "Physical Culture" really is. See what growing philanthropic power flexed its financial and political muscles to foster its corporate agenda, compromising human health internationally. Read how the merger of technology and politics culminated in the industrialization, commercialization, federalization, internationalization and finally the STERILIZATION of a nation's food supply, rendering it suspect not only to the general public; but also to the most elite of athletes. Whether you are a novice, an elite bodybuilder or simply sports-nutrition minded, learn how the emerging forces of the Iron Game evolved. Ultimately, the factions of this industry would grow powerful and manipulative while fighting for control over the Game. It took the running of several parallel histories on bodybuilding, nutrition, supplements and the role of drugs to offer a complete, first-time unraveling of the web of confusion and politics that still permeates the sport into the 21st century! Volume I of "Muscle, Smoke and Mirrors" is truly the untold stories surrounding "Bodybuilding's Amazing Nutritional Origins."

Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors

  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Author : Lesley Choyce
  • ISBN-10 : 1550025341
  • Release : 2004-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Download/Read : 200
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Sixteen-year-old Simon has always been considered odd. Three years ago, a skateboarding accident caused some minor brain damage and made him a little stranger. He spends much of his time living in his imagination. When Andrea appears to Simon in class, he strikes up a friendship, even though he knows she may be pure hallucination.-Simon strikes up a friendship with Andrea, even though he knows she may not be real. Andrea says she's there to save him, but Simon discovers it's he who must save her.

Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Author : E. Melanie Dupuis
  • ISBN-10 : 9780814719619
  • Release : 2004-07-01
  • Genre: Law
  • Download/Read : 360
  • Price : FREE
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From the sixteenth to early-nineteenth century, four times more Africans than Europeans crossed the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas. While this forced migration stripped slaves of their liberty, it failed to destroy many of their cultural practices, which came with Africans to the New World. In Working the Diaspora, Frederick Knight examines work cultures on both sides of the Atlantic, from West and West Central Africa to British North America and the Caribbean. Knight demonstrates that the knowledge that Africans carried across the Atlantic shaped Anglo-American agricultural development and made particularly important contributions to cotton, indigo, tobacco, and staple food cultivation. The book also compellingly argues that the work experience of slaves shaped their views of the natural world. Broad in scope, clearly written, and at the center of current scholarly debates, Working the Diaspora challenges readers to alter their conceptual frameworks about Africans by looking at them as workers who, through the course of the Atlantic slave trade and plantation labor, shaped the development of the Americas in significant ways.

Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Author : James Robert Brown
  • ISBN-10 : 9781134873579
  • Release : 2002-10-02
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Download/Read : 216
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Realism is an enlightening story, a tale which enriches our experience and makes it more intelligible. Yet this wonderful picture of humanity's best efforts at knowledge has been badly bruised by numerous critics. James Robert Brown in Smoke and Mirrors fights back against figures such as Richard Rorty, Bruno Latour, Michael Ruse and Hilary Putnam who have attacked realist accounts of science. But this volume is not wholly devoted to combating Rorty and others who blow smoke in our eyes; the second half is concerned with arguing that there are some amazing ways in which science mirrors the world. The role of abstraction, abstract objects and a priori ways of getting at reality are all explored in showing how science reflects reality. Smoke and Mirrors is a defence of science and knowledge in general as well as a defence of a particular way of understanding science. It is of interest to all those who wish or need to know how science works.