"A sword untried is a sword untested," says one raven to another as they set out to witness the fate of the finest farm in Garmrland and its owner, Barbarian Lord. When he is cheated out of his lands and banished, Barbarian Lord begins a quest for allies and for justice, encountering monsters, ghouls, gods, and mediocre poets along the way. Combining the rich traditions of the Vikings and Nordic lore with sword-and-sorcery-and slyly understated humor-this graphic novel introduces an original hero with classic flair, brought to life in Matt Smith's beautifully drawn, detailed, and action-filled black-and-white illustrations.
Dans un monde de magie et de monstres, Ansel est un outsider hanté par des visions de costumes bien repassés et de technologie moderne. Quand vient le temps pour lui de démarrer sa quête, Ansel brave l'interdit et décide de rechercher des personnages légendaires : les "Folklords". Il veut aller jusqu'au bout car il espère qu'ils pourront expliquer ses visions...
Suite aux événements survenus lors de «la grande panne», le Juge
Dredd est forcé d'emmener un petit groupe de juges au-delà des murs
entourant Mega City One, c'est-à-dire directement en terre maudite !
Un troisième tome qui s'inscrit dans la continuité des deux
précédents, avec un Juge Dredd fidèle à lui-même, des dessins
survoltés de Nelson Daniel, et une histoire toujours aussi captivante
de Duane Swierczynski !
With multiple franchises in pro sports--Lakers and Clippers (NBA), Dodgers and Angels (MLB), and Kings and Ducks (NHL)--plus major interest in UCLA and USC athletics, LA’s fans are some of the most sports-crazed in the country. Matt “Money” Smith and Steve Hartman--two of the leading authorities on So-Cal sports--stir up the scene with this entertaining compilation, including guest lists from Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson, Luc Robitaille, Jeanie Buss, Steve Garvey, and many more.
"This textbook, aimed at advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in paleoanthropology courses, tackles a rather difficult taskthat of presenting the substantial body of paleontological, genetic, geological and archaeological evidence regarding human evolution, and the associated scientific history, in a logical and readable way without sacrificing either clarity or detail... the sheer quality of the writing and explanatory synthesis in this book will undoubtedly make it a valuable resource for students for many years." PaleoAnthropology, 2010 This book focuses on the last ten million years of human history, from the hominoid radiations to the emergence and diversification of modern humanity. It draws upon the fossil record to shed light on the key scientific issues, principles, methods, and history in paleoanthropology. The book proceeds through the fossil record of human evolution by historical stages representing the acquisition of major human features that explain the success and distinctive properties of modern Homo sapiens.Key features:Provides thorough coverage of the fossil record and sites, with data on key variables such as cranial capacity and body size estimatesOffers a balanced, critical assessment of the interpretative models explaining pattern in the fossil recordEach chapter incorporates a "Blind Alley" box focusing on once prevalent ideas now rejected such as the arboreal theory, seed-eating, single-species hypothesis, and Piltdown manPromotes critical thinking by students while allowing instructors flexibility in structuring their teachingDensely illustrated with informative, well-labelled anatomical drawings and photographsIncludes an annotated bibliography for advanced inquiryWritten by established leaders in the field, providing depth of expertise on evolutionary theory and anatomy through to functional morphology, this textbook is essential reading for all advanced undergraduate students and beginning graduate students in biological anthropology.
Unique local transformations of the practice of established religions in Asia and the Pacific are juxtaposed with the emergence of new religious movements whose incidence is growing across the region. In Flows of Faith, the contributing authors take as their starting point questions of how religions manifest outside their cultural boundaries and provide the basis for new social identities, political movements and social transformations. With fresh insights into the globalization of beliefs, their local inflections, and their institutionalization, the authors explore how old and new religions work in different settings, and how their reception and membership challenge orthodox understandings of religion and culture. The chapters - set in Asia, the Pacific, Australia, and the US - illustrate the contrasts and commonalities of these belief systems, and their allegiances and networks in the region and beyond. They include new religious movements - Falun Gong, Brahma Kumaris, the Hare Krishna movement, based in East and South Asia with outreach posts in Australia and the U.S. - and established `old' religions - Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam - that are revitalized and recreated in different settings and places. Flows of Faith describes the transnational reaches of faith. Religious practices and their local manifestations track the movement of peoples, through mission outreach, flight, migration, and pilgrimage. In each new setting, religions are shaped by and in turn shape political and cultural forces, proving that they are resilient and generative, originary and distinctive. The volume is a major contribution, providing readers with a fresh and creative approach into the living experience of religious communities in a contemporary globalised world.