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Longtime skateboard artist Sean Cliver put together this staggering survey of over 1000 skateboard graphics from the last 30 years, creating an indispensable insiders history ashe did so. Alongside his own history, Sean has assembled a wealth of recollections and stories from prominent artists and skateboarders such as Wes Humpston, Jim Phillips, Lance Mountain, Pushead, Ed Templeton, John Lucero, Mike Hill, Chris Miller, Jason Jessee, Steve Caballero, Ron Cameron, Jim Thiebaud, Jason Lee, Garry Davis, Tod Swank, Tony Hawk, Andy Howell, Steve Rocco, Natas Kaupas, AndyJenkins, Todd Francis, Marc McKee, Mike Vallely, John Grigley, Jeff Grosso, Jim Muir, Craig Stecyk, Eric Dressen, Todd Bratrud, Neil Blender, Claus Grabke, Jeremy Klein, Bam Margera, John Gibson, Tommy Guerrero, Mike McGill, Rodney Mullen, Christian Hosoi, Don Brown, Thomas Campbell, Barry McGee, Jef Hartsel, Corey OBrien, Rob Roskopp, Steve Alba, Simon Woodstock, and many others. The end result is a fascinating historical account of art in the skateboard subculture, astold by those directly involved with shaping its legendary creative face.
In 1980, computers were instruments of science and mathematics, military secrets and academia. Stern administrators lorded over sterile university laboratories and stressed one point to the wide-eyed students privileged enough to set foot within them: Computers were not toys. Defying authority, hackers seized control of monolithic mainframes to create a new breed of computer game: the roguelike, cryptic, and tough-as-nails adventures drawn from text-based symbols instead of state-of-the-art 3-D graphics. Despite their visual simplicity, roguelike games captivate thousands of players around the world. From the author of the best-selling Stay Awhile and Listen series, Dungeon Hacks introduces you to the visionaries behind some of the most popular roguelikes of all time and shows how their creations paved the way for the blockbuster video games of today - and beyond. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Rylander. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045094de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design -winner of a 2014 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The Text and Academic Authors Association-is the ultimate materials engineering text and resource for students developing skills and understanding of materials properties and selection for engineering applications. Written by world-class authors, it takes a unique design led-approach that is broader in scope than other texts, thereby meeting the curriculum needs of a wide variety of courses in the materials and design field, from introduction to materials science and engineering to engineering materials, materials selection and processing, and materials in design. This new edition retains its design-led focus and strong emphasis on visual communication while expanding its treatment of crystallography and phase diagrams and transformations to fully meet the needs of instructors teaching a first-year course in materials. The book is fully linked with the leading materials software package used in over 600 academic institutions worldwide as well as numerous government and commercial engineering departments. Winner of a 2014 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association Design-led approach motivates and engages students in the study of materials science and engineering through real-life case studies and illustrative applications Highly visual full color graphics facilitate understanding of materials concepts and properties Chapters on materials selection and design are integrated with chapters on materials fundamentals, enabling students to see how specific fundamentals can be important to the design process Available solutions manual, lecture slides, online image bank and materials selection charts for use in class handouts or lecture presentations Links with the Cambridge Engineering Selector (CES EduPack), the powerful materials selection software Royal Society Research Professor Emeritus at Cambridge University and Former Visiting Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, London, UK Mike Ashby is sole or lead author of several of Elseviers top selling engineering textbooks, including Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Materials and the Environment, and Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design. He is also coauthor of the books Engineering Materials 1&2, and Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design.
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