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Ensure your learners have the knowledge and skills to start a successful career in the construction industry, with this comprehensive new textbook published in association with City & Guilds for the legacy 6706, new 7906 and new Apprenticeship standard.
When Stephen Jones felt the urge to take a look at the world before settling into a humdrum job in West London, he decided to apply to become a VSO volunteer in Zambia. That experience opened his eyes to life beyond Uxbridge, and fed a wanderlust which would never leave him. He went on to spend the best part of 30 years working on overseas projects, mostly in developing countries. This afforded him the opportunity to learn about the fascinating people, cultures, politics, agriculture and much more of these far-flung places, while seeking viable development schemes funded by international aid agencies. This book is an enlightening and entertaining account of his adventures in more than 70 countries, from Nigeria to Nepal and from Afghanistan to Chile, Pakistan and Russia.
Examines the integration and reform of Islamic studies in universities across Germany, the UK, Turkey, Poland and Belgium
The Alchemy Press Book of the Dead 2020 celebrates the careers more than 450 individuals who made significant contributions to the horror, science fiction and fantasy genres during their lifetimes. Compiled by award-winning writer and editor Stephen Jones, this first volume in a new annual series includes tributes to a trio of Hollywood legends . . . possibly the last star of silent pictures . . . the screen's best James Bond . . . a pair of British actresses who were both "Bond girls" and Avengers . . . two British actors who played-but did not voice-iconic Star Wars characters . . . an author who did for crustaceans what James Herbert did for rodents . . . and a forgotten pioneer of "sword and soul" fantasy . . . all illustrated with numerous photographs and associated images. This is not only a welcome reference volume, but also an informative and entertaining tribute to those we lost in 2020 and who left their mark on books, movies and popular culture in unusual and often fascinating ways.
Finally: the truth behind McVeigh's self-serving account of the Oklahoma City bombing
This is a complete history of the England rugby union team - told by the players themselves. Based on a combination of painstaking research into the early years of the England team through exclusive interviews from before the Second World War to the present day, Behind the Rose delves to the very heart of the English rugby.
Daoist ritual in China is only a small part of Daoist studies. Most such work focuses on the southeast, with the vast area of north China often assumed to be a tabula rasa for local lay liturgical traditions. This book, based on fieldwork, intends to challenge this assumption.
Presents a study of Chinese shawm bands in their ceremonial and social context. Based in a county in Shanxi province in northwestern China, this work describes the painful maintenance of ceremonial and its music there under Maoism, its revival with the market reforms of the 1980s and its modification under the assault of pop music since the 1990s.
Gives an impression of music-making in daily life in the poor mountainous region of Shaanbei, northwest China. This book and DVD, gives the background to the area and music-making in society. It also discusses the lives of bards and shawm bands respectively, describing modifications in their ceremonial activities through the 20th century.
Stephen Jones critically analyses Georgia's recent political and economic development, illustrating what its 'transition' has meant, not just for the state, but for its citizens as well. An authoritative and commanding exploration of Georgia since independence, this is essential for those interested in the post-Soviet world.
A "e;mosaic novel"e; set in the near-future, when a desperate and ever-more controlling UK government decides to restore a sense of national pride with a New Festival of Britain. However, controversial plans to build on the site of an old church in South London releases a centuries-old plague that turns its victims into flesh-hungry ghouls whose bite or scratch passes the contagion on to others. Even worse, the virus may also have a supernatural origin with the power to revive the dead. Despite the attempts of the police, the military and those in power to understand and contain the infection commonly referred to as "e;The Death"e;, it soon sweeps across London, transforming everyone who comes into contact with it. With the city - and the country - falling into chaos, even a drastic attempt at a "e;Final Solution"e; to eradicate the outbreak at its source fails to prevent it from spreading to Europe and then quickly throughout the rest of the world. Soon there is no more news coming out of Britain . . . and it is up to those survivors in other countries to confront the flesh-eating invaders within their midst. Will humanity triumph over a world-wide zombie plague, or will the walking dead ultimately inherit the Earth? Told through various disparate and overlapping eye-witness accounts, through texts, e-mails, blogs, letters, diaries, transcripts, official reports and other forms of communication, a picture builds up of a world plunged into chaos - where the dead attack the living, and only one of them can be the ultimate victor. Written by some of the biggest and best-known names in horror and science fiction, these interconnected narratives create a unique vision of the End of the World brought about by a plague that may have its origins in both science and the occult. Praise for Stephen Jones: 'Horror's last maverick.' - Christopher Fowler 'Stephen Jones . . . has a better sense of the genre than almost anyone in this country.'- Lisa Tuttle, The Times Books 'The best horror anthologist in the business is, of course, Stephen Jones.' - Roz Kavaney, Time Out 'Edited by Stephen Jones, a member of that tiny band of anthologists whose work is so reliably good that you automatically reach out and grab hold of any new volume spotted if you are wise.'- Gahan Wilson, Realms of Fantasy 'One of the genre's most enthusiastic cheerleaders.' - Publishers Weekly
The Hotel Baktun is an exclusive vacation complex that is about to open on the coast of Acapulco, Mexico. Owned by a mysterious multi-millionaire businessman, it is shaped like an ancient Mayan pyramid and its halls are lined with rare and expensive artefacts.For Stacy Keenan, the hotel's new Head of Security, things are already chaotic as the locals continue to put the finishing touches to the festivities while VIPs begin to arrive for the grand opening. When a Russian cruise ship turns along the shore and disgorges its cargo of flesh-eating zombies, the guests and staff soon fragment into various factions as they struggle to withstand the spread of HRV (Human Reanimation Virus).As the armies of the dead conquer all that stand before them, and the human survivors prepare for a final battle against an unstoppable enemy, a horror even more ancient and terrible is revealed when 'The Death' comes to Paradise . . .
Frankenstein . . . his very name conjures up images of plundered graves, secret laboratories, electrical experiments and reviving the dead.Within these pages, the maddest doctor of them all and his demented disciples once again delve into the Secrets of Life, as science fiction meets horror when the world's most famous creature lives again!The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein collects together for the first time twenty-fourelectrifying tales of cursed creation that are guaranteed to spark your interest - with classics from the pulp magazines by Robert Bloch and Manly Wade Wellman, modern masterpieces from Ramsey Campbell, Dennis Etchison, Karl Edward Wagner, David J. Schow and R. Chetwynd-Hayes, and contributions from Graham Masterson, Basil Copper, John Brunner, Guy N. Smith, Kim Newman, Paul J. McAuley, Roberta Lannes, Michael Marshall Smith, Daniel Fox, Adrian Cole, Nancy Kilpatrick, Brian Mooney and Lisa Morton.Plus you're sure to get a charge from three complete novels: The Hound of Frankenstein by Peter Tremayne, The Dead End by David Case, and Mary W. Shelley's original masterpiece Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.As an electrical storm rages overhead, the generators are charged up, and beneath the sheet a cold form awaits its miraculous rebirth. Now it's time to throw that switch and discover all that Man Was Never Meant to Know.
A novel set within the Zombie Apocalypse! mythos created by Stephen Jones for his bestselling trilogy, Washington DC is sent during the second half of Zombie Apocalypse! Fightback, when the zombies intelligence is increasing and they have formed themselves into a society, and an army. New York and Los Angeles have fallen to the walking dead and there has been no news out of Chicago, but Washington DC is still holding out and the South is still free. Time is running out, though, for the battalions defending Capitol Hill . . . As the most powerful symbols of American democracy begin to fall, the President and her advisors must be protected at all costs. But what if there are people in her own government who are prepared to do a deal with the living-dead invaders to retain power at any cost? Meanwhile, Zombie King Thomas Moreby is making his own plans to rule the United States as his control increases across the country. Moreby claims to have foreseen his victory, but there are emerging factions in his own ranks who are starting to question their role in the war between zombies and humans. And how does the mysterious New World Pharmaceuticals fit into the New Zombie Order?
The zombie - a soulless corpse raised from the grave to do its master's bidding - may have had its factual basis in the voodoo ceremonies of the West Indies, but it is in fiction, movies, video games and comics that the walking dead have flourished. What makes a zombie? This Twentieth Anniversary Edition of one of the first and most influential zombie anthologies answers that question with 26 tales of rot and resurrection from classic authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, M. R. James and J. Sheridan Le Fanu, along with modern masters of the macabre Clive Barker, Robert Bloch, Ramsey Campbell, Hugh B. Cave, Joe R. Lansdale, Brian Lumley, Graham Masterton, Kim Newman, Michael Marshall Smith, Lisa Tuttle, Karl Edward Wagner and many more.From Caribbean rituals to ancient magic, mesmerism to modern science, these terrifying tales depict a wide range of nefarious methods and questionable reasons for bringing the dead back to life again.
Human Reanimation Virus (HRV) has spread around the globe and most of the major cities have fallen or been destroyed. As a new race of intelligent zombies rise to power, the remaining pockets of human resistance make a last, desperate stand in the ruins of a world on the brink of unimaginable change.With the final pieces of the epic puzzle falling into place, a centuries-old Endgame is revealed through a series of interconnected documents emails, articles, reports,diaries and eyewitness accounts as past and future hang in the balance.In this third and final volume of the original best-selling Zombie Apocalypse! trilogy, Thomas Moreby s plan for world domination is finally revealed in all its mad glory, as the very fabric of time and space is ripped apart and history itself is about to be changed forever . . .Praise for previous Zombie Apocalypse! novels:There is a sense that events are building to a climax and each episode moves things forward. The Eloquent Page A phenomenal undertaking . . . Zombie Apocalypse! is a great read for any zombie fan. SF Site
This long-awaited sequel to the bestselling Zombie Apocalypse! is once again a 'mosaic novel' which weaves together contributions from big-name horror writers in the form of essays, reports, letters, official documents and transcripts to create a coherent and compelling narrative. In volume one old-school, flesh-eating zombies spread 'The Death' around the world. Now, the fightback begins. Praise for Zombie Apocalypse:Clever, gruesome, poignant and pacy . . . it's hard to avoid this book's clutches - much like the shambling corpses that fill its pages. Financial Times.'An innovative, collaborative venture.' The Bookseller.'Moving, funny, terrifying and strikingly original.' SFX.
We all go a little mad sometimes ...Included among these twisted tales - of psychos, schizoids and serial killers, many with a supernatural twist - is Reggie Oliver's revival of Edgar Allan Poe's wily French detective, C. Auguste Dupin, a new 'Bryant & May' London mystery from Christopher Fowler, child-actor-turnedprivate-eye Marty Burns investigating a quirky Hollywood case by Jay Russell and internationally bestselling Michael Marshall revisiting The Straw Men conspiracy. Alongside one of Robert Bloch's most iconic stories, there's an original wraparound sequence in the style of the author by John Llewellyn Probert.With classic reprints by R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Basil Copper and Dennis Etchison, original fiction by Peter Crowther, Brian Hodge, Richard Christian Matheson, Paul McAuley, Lisa Morton, Robert Shearman, Steve Rasnic Tem and others, you'd have to be out of your mind not to take a stab at these stories!
A singular look onto the elegant hats designed by Dior, this volume presents the fascinating history of headwear as a symbol for Parisian haute couture.
Social Constructivism and Christianity explores whether social constructivism and biblical Christianity can be compatible with one another, without being unfaithful to either. This short book Includes discussion of constructivism, reification, absolute truth, and interacting with Truth from both relational and rationale cultural knowledge systems. The primary audience is North American, though others may find the considerations herein to be useful and applicable to their context.
Help realise your learners' ambitions of becoming a specialist site carpenter or joiner in the construction industry with this comprehensive new textbook published in association with City & Guilds for the Level 3 6706, 7906 and new Apprenticeship standard.
Complementing the author's moving film Li Manshan: Portrait of a Folk Daoist, this engaging and original book describes a hereditary family of household Daoist priests based in a poor village in north China. It traces the vicissitudes of their lives - and ritual practices - over the turbulent last century.
Welcome to HORROROLOGY: 'a dozen bone-chilling tales by modern masters' (Barry Forshaw, Independent), curated by award-winning editor Stephen Jones and illustrated by bestselling writer and artist Clive Barker, author of THE BOOKS OF BLOOD
Amazingly there has never been a book quite like ├èThe Art of Horror├è ├ñ a celebration of frightful images compiled and presented by some of the genre''s most respected names. While acknowledging the beginnings of horror-related art in legends and folk tales the focus of the book is on how the genre has presented itself to the world since the creations of Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley first became part of the public consciousness in the 19th century. It''s all here: from early engravings ├ñ via dust jackets book illustrations pulp magazines movie posters comic books and paintings ├ñ to today''s artists working entirely in the digital realm.├₧Editor Stephen Jones and his stellar team of contributors have sourced visuals from archives and private collections (including their own) worldwide ensuring an unprecedented selection that is accessible to those discovering the genre while also including many images that will be rare and unfamiliar to even the most committed fan.├₧From the shockingly lurid to the hauntingly beautiful ├ñ including images of vampires werewolves zombies ghosts demons serial killers alien invaders and more ├ñ every aspect of the genre is represented in ten themed chapters. Quotes from artists/illustrators and a selection from writers and filmmakers are featured throughout.
Neil Gaiman, Joanne Harris and other bestsellers re-imagine famous fairy tales in this wonderfully rich, scary anthology, illustrated by Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings artist Alan Lee: 'Fearie Tales has the edge here' says The Stylist in Book Wars