Pulling Your Paintings Together: Charles Reid
A short story from British Library Crime Classic The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories. ´It’s a very rare thing for a murder to be committed actually in the presence of a police officer.´ Or so it was thought.... After the police fail to trace the writer behind a series of threatening letters to wealthy industrialist Sir Charles Leighton, he demands constant police protection. And thus it is up to Inspector Lang to accompany the man to a bridge party on New Year’s Eve - and track down his killer.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/003911/bk_isis_003911_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
English naturalist and geologist Charles Darwin first published On the Origin of Species in 1859. The idea of evolution and that all earth´s species have descended from a common ancestor had already been around for some time. What was new about Darwin´s work was that it found a way to explain evolution using a theory called natural selection. This claimed that species change in small ways, gradually, over long periods of time; the individuals who happen to be best suited to their environment survive, and live to produce lots of offspring. Darwin´s theory explained why everything in our world is a perfect fit - without God necessarily pulling the strings. The ideas contained in the Origin of Species changed the thinking of much of the world. Victorian society was outraged at the idea that God had not created life in a perfect form. The Church thought it would lead to people´s faith in God crumbling - and even today, there are some religious groups who do not accept Darwin´s idea that all life evolves. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Macat.com. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060776/bk_acx0_060776_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn to figure paint in watercolor with a world-renowned instructor! The Natural Way to Paint will teach you a natural approach to seeing and painting the human form in watercolor. By learning to carefully observe and capture the basic shapes and subtle nuances in human figures, you´ll be able to infuse your work with newfound life and energy. Reid begins with lessons and practical exercises in contour and gesture drawing, which will help you learn to see and capture the essence of your subject. Once you´ve established a strong foundation of drawing skills, it´s time to pick up your brush! Reid will guide you through detailed lessons on: Painting technique and color theory Moving from silhouettes to three-dimensional forms Capturing and rendering facial features Composing and designing a variety of figure paintings Packed with examples, demonstrations, and detailed assignments, The Natural Way to Paint is the ultimate guide to beautiful figure painting in watercolor. Charles Reid has long been considered a master painter. His paintings are fresh and spontaneous, displaying his profound understanding of light and color and expert drawing ability. Reid was born in Cambridge, New York, and studied art at the University of Vermont and the Art Students League of New York. He has won numerous awards, including the Childe Hassam Purchase Prize at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the National Academy of Design, and the American Watercolor Society. In 1980 he was elected to the National Academy of Design. Public collections of his work include Smith College, Yellowstone Art Center, Brigham Young College, Roche Corporation, and the National Academy of Design. In addition to painting, Reid teaches workshops around the world. He has written eleven books on painting in watercolor and oil. Readers interested in related titles from Charles Reid will also want to see: Flower painting in oil (ISBN: 9781626543805), Painting by Design (ISBN: 9781626543218), Painting What (You Want) to See (ISBN: 9781626543782), Pulling Your Paintings Together (ISBN: 9781626543843 ).
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of On the Origin of Species by Sabina Radeva, read by Roy McMillan. This accessible audiobook edition of Charles Darwin´s On the Origin of Species brings evolution to the younger generation with exciting narration and a magical soundscape. On the Origin of Species has been the definitive explanation of the theory of evolution since it was first published in 1859. Now molecular biologist and illustrator Sabina Radeva unites her two passions to create a retelling of this seminal text. Pulling together Darwin´s observations from his travels around the world and his groundbreaking - and controversial - explanation of how species form, develop and change over hundreds of thousands of years, On the Origin of Species is as relevant and important now as it ever was. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roy McMillan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/002029/bk_pauk_002029_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I woke up with a headache a bottle of aspirin couldn´t cure. A musty, oily odor hung in the air. Stale and stifling like a damp basement. The room was dark. I tried pulling myself up. No good. My hands were cuffed to heavy pipe running along the floor and my ankles were taped together. I half pushed and half pulled myself along the pipe to the wall. It was damp and metallic. Definitely not a police station. Unless the cells were in a medieval dungeon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Kahlenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088967/bk_acx0_088967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dark State is the second book in the thrilling Empire Games series - set in the same world as Charles Stross´ The Merchant Princes series.In the near future, the collision of two nuclear superpowers - in two different time lines - is imminent. One America is experiencing its first technological revolution whilst a parallel United States is a hi-tech police state. But both are poised to wreak destruction.In Miriam Burgeson’s America, internal politics are pulling the government apart. But if one of her agents secures a high-profile defection, civil war may be averted. Rita Douglas, rival US spy, arrives during this crisis. Her world is rocked when she realises Miriam is her mother, who gave her up for adoption as a baby. But what impact will this have on the conflict?Then the US discovers another time line and the remains of an advanced society. Something annihilated that civilisation - and Rita’s people are about to rouse it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001861/bk_macm_001861_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.