An einem Regentag in Berlin beschließen vier Männer, für zwei Wochen nach Gran Canaria zu reisen. Sebastian Castro ist dabei, und ob Strandapotheke, Café Wien oder Jumbo-Center, ob Sexrausch oder Beziehungsdrama – von den Dünen bis zur Liege am Pool beschreibt er den ganz normalen Urlaubswahnsinn, sehr komisch, sehr realistisch und ethnographisch besonders wertvoll. Anfang der 1990er Jahre erschien mit Elvira auf Gran Canaria das Kultbuch dieser Urlaubsinsel. Sebastian Castro liefert nun die längst überfällige Fortsetzung. Der beigefügte Sprachführer versetzt den Reisenden zudem in die Lage, den Urlaubsschwarm in perfektem Spanisch zu fragen: „Möchtest Du mich in Detmold besuchen? – ¿Quieres tu visitarme en Detmold?“
Roy & Al
Author: Ralf König
Publisher: arsenal pulp press
Roy & Al is the first English-language book by Europe’s most popular gay cartoonist, Germany’s Ralf König, whose collections have sold over 250,000 copies and have been translated into five languages. Roy & Al is a hilarious, erotically charged series of gay comics starring two dogs whose owners are dating. Al, a purebred, is rather fey, and treats the unsophisticated with disdain, while Roy, a mongrel, is coarser and more down-to-earth (and a tad overweight). Any similarities between masters and dogs are strictly intentional. Roy & Al is an uproarious vision of contemporary gay life through the eyes of man’s best friend.
'I value fame almost as much as if I had been born a hero'. (Preface to The Lucky Chance). Aphra Behn (1640-89) achieved both fame and notoriety in her own time, enjoying considerable success for her plays and for her short novel Oroonoko, the story of a noble slave who loves a princess. Acclaimed by Virginia Woolf as the first English woman to earn her living by the pen, Behn's achievements as a writer are now acknowledged less equivocally than in the seventeenth century. As well as Oroonoko, this volume contains five other works of fiction ranging from comedy and high melodrama to tragedy. The Fair Jilt, Memoirs of the Court of the King of Bantam, The History of the Nun, The Adventure of the Black Lady, and The Unfortunate Bride are complemented by a generous selection of her poetyr, ranging from public political verse to lyrics and witty conversation poems. This selection demonstrates Behn's range, as well as her wit, compassion, and interest in the question of identity and self-representation. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Cake Decorating Skills
Author: Tracey Mann
Publisher: Firefly Books
An illustrated guide to turning baked treats into professional-looking culinary masterpieces. Cake Decorating Skills reveals professional cake-decorating secrets that can be easily mastered by even a novice baker. Step-by-step photography and clear instructions teach readers how to make quick and easy flowers, pretty piped patterns, perfect frosting and mouth-watering chocolate flourishes. The book covers techniques and recipes for every kind of cake, filling, frosting, covering and decoration. It includes: Basic recipes for sponge cake, cupcakes, sugar cookies, buttercream frosting, fondant and royal icing Color icings with instruction on color theory, dusting, spraying, shading and special effects Covering and texturing with tiers, novelty shapes, rolled fondant, flat and piped buttercream and chocolate paste Molds made of sugar paste, plastic and silicone to create figures and beads Working with chocolate to wrap a cake, make shards and create flowers, fans and molds. Baking fancy cakes at home is a popular hobby, and enthusiasts are always looking for new inspiration and ways to improve their skills. Cake Decorating Skills is an essential addition to any baker's reference shelf.
The boss. Everyone has one, and all of every boss's worst traits are embodied in The Boss in Dilbert. In I Sense a Coldness to Your Mentoring, the ongoing torture that The Boss wreaks on his helpless underlings is played out in full. From a total lack of mentoring skills to clueless budget requests and pointless, mind-numbing endless meetings, The Boss makes office life for Dilbert, Wally, Alice, and his secretary a living hell with cubicle walls.
Make ordinary photos extraordinary with Photoshop Elements 13 Whether you prefer to snap shots on your smartphone or never leave home without your DSLR, chances are you have way more photos than you ever dreamed possible. With the help of Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies, you can edit those photos and turn them into stunning works of art. The book will help you get to know the key features of Photoshop Elements, including examining the Elements workspace; navigating the tools; viewing images on your computer; setting your preferences; and acquiring, saving, and exporting images. You'll then take your skills to next level and become a pro at working with iOS and Android devices, specifying resolution and changing image sizing, choosing color modes and file formats, working with Camera Raw, using and managing color, painting and drawing with Elements, creating layers, and so much more. Plus, you'll discover how to add pizzazz with styles and effects, apply quick image makeovers, correct lighting, color, and clarity, and composite with Photomerge. Photoshop Elements is the #1-selling consumer photo editing software, and Adobe continues to add innovative features that allow digital photography enthusiasts to do it all. Going well beyond the basics of how to use Photoshop Elements—and weighing in at more than 672 pages—Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies is the most comprehensive Elements book on the market. Written by Barbara Obermeier and Ted Padova, veteran authors, long-time instructors, and expert speakers who have spent decades specializing in digital imaging, this hands-on, friendly guide is jam-packed with everything you need to create, edit, fix, share, and organize digital images. Combines nine content-rich books in one value-packed reference Includes updated and revised information to reflect the latest release, Photoshop Elements 13 Richly illustrated in full color and brimming with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions Explains how to enhance your images by adjusting color, brightness, resolution, contrast, and sharpness Whether you're an amateur photographer or new to the digital photo scene and want to perform sophisticated editing techniques with a powerful image-editing software program, Photoshop Elements 13 All-in-One For Dummies has everything you need—and more.
Extracellular Glycolipids of Yeasts: Biodiversity, Biochemistry, and Prospects provides a comprehensive view of the biochemistry, biological activity, and practical application of extracellular glycolipids of yeast. This book brings much-needed clarity to the complex topic of glycolipids and streamlines the rather confusing terminology used for glycolipids. It also provides a wealth of modern data on their composition, structure and properties, biosynthetic pathways, methods of isolation and identification, antifungal activity, and mechanisms of action. Studies of extracellular glycolipids of yeast now draw the attention of researchers in life science and biotechnology due to numerous recently revealed biological properties of these compounds. These compounds are scientifically and practically promising in medicine and agriculture due to their biosurfactant and fungicidal properties, as well as a number of other biological activities. Extracellular Glycolipids of Yeasts gives researchers studying biochemistry of microorganisms and related biologically active compounds a much-needed guide to the basic data that will aid in these increasingly generative pursuits. Provides a clear overview of the basic data on yeast biosurfactants using a simple survey-style approach Delivers comprehensive view of biochemistry, biological activity, and practical application of yeasts to aid in their scientific and practical use Clarifies and simplifies the complex topic of glycolipids, and its often-confusing terminology
Quantitative Understanding of Biosystems: An Introduction to Biophysics focuses on the behavior and properties of microscopic structures that underlie living systems. It clearly describes the biological physics of macromolecules, subcellular structures, and whole cells, including interactions with light. Providing broad coverage of physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics, this color text features: Mathematical and computational tools—graphing, calculus, simple differential equations, diagrammatic analysis, and visualization tools Randomness, variation, statistical mechanics, distributions, and spectra The biological micro- and nanoworld—structures, processes, and the physical laws Quantum effects—photosynthesis, UV damage, electron and energy transfer, and spectroscopic characterization of biological structures Through its active learning approach, the text encourages practical comprehension of the behavior of biosystems, rather than knowledge of the latest research. The author includes graph- and diagram-centered physics and mathematics, simple software, frequent checks of understanding, and a repetition of important ideas at higher levels or from different points of view. After completing this book, students will gain significant computational and project experience and become competent at quantitatively characterizing biosystems. CD-ROM Resource The accompanying CD contains multimedia learning tools, such as video clips and animations, that illustrate intrinsically dynamic processes. For students inexperienced in the application of mathematics and physical principles to naturally occurring phenomena, this multimedia component emphasizes what is most obvious about biological systems: living things move. Students can also manipulate and re-program the included Excel graphs.
Step-by-step lessons for using PHP and MySQL in a unique book-and-video combination Assuming no previous experience with PHP or MySQL, this book-and-video package is ideal reading for anyone who wants to go beyond HTML/CSS in order to provide clients with the most dynamic web sites possible. The approachable tone breaks down the basics of programming and PHP and MySQL in individual lessons starting with the installation of the programs necessary to run PHP. You begin with a static web site and then watch and learn as PHP functionality is added as you work through the lessons. When working with databases, the MySQL database is introduced with demonstrations that show how to interact with it. The accompanying videos enhance your learning experience, as each lesson in the book is portrayed in the video exercises. Lessons include: ? Getting started with PHP ? Setting up your workspace ? Adding PHP to a web page ? Learning PHP syntax ? Working with variables ? Debugging code ? Working with complex data ? Making decisions ? Repeating program steps ? Learning about scope ? Reusing code with functions ? Creating forms ? Introducing object-oriented programming ? Defining classes ? Using classes ? Using advanced techniques ? Handling errors ? Writing secure code ? Introducing databases ? Introducing MySQL ? Creating and connecting to the ? Creating tables ? Entering data ? Selecting data ? Using multiple tables ? Changing data ? Deleting data ? Preventing database security issues ? Creating user logins ? Turn the case study into a content management system Note: As part of the print version of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at wrox.com using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.
Author: Martin Comack
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Wild Socialism examines the rise, development, and decline of revolutionary councils of industrial workers in Berlin at the end of the First World War. This popular movement spread throughout Germany, and was without precedent in either the theory or practice of the Social Democratic party and the trade unions allied to it. These workers councils were most highly developed in Berlin, within its particular industrial, political, and cultural milieu. The Berlin Shop Stewards group provided a hard core of militant revolutionaries within the movement, many of whose adherents were more moderate or ambiguous in their views. Externally, the councilists faced a hostile Social Democratic-trade union bureaucracy who characterized council rule as wilde Sozialismus, a reconstituted and repressive state power, and a revolutionary rival in the rise of German Bolshevism. This work considers the experience of the Berlin councils as alternative institutions outside of traditional union, party, and governmental structures."
A powerful epic of interstellar travel, alternate sexuality, and overpoweringobsession, "The Dark Beyond the Stars" is currently in development by FrancisFord Coppola for a major motion picture project.
This book combines theory with practical applications for the analysis and design of a wide variety of antenna configurations simulated on FEKO, the leading real-world commercial software programme.
Author: David Leavitt
Publisher: Grove Press
Sketches an intimate portrait of a family and its emotional struggle to come to terms with the death of matriarch Louise Cooper