Electrical lines that turn into the strings of a massive guitar in the sky. A man dragging a bed sheet, which turns into a road, across an empty field. A charming cottage on an island that is actually the back of a giant fish. Digital photography artist Erik Johansson has achieved international fame by taking and then combining photos into surreal, M.C. Escher–like worlds. This is his first book, and it captures the improbable and impossible in fifty distinctive images. Digital artist Erik Johansson starts with a simple hand-drawn sketch, but what you see in the end is anything but simple: dazzlingly realistic scenes made of hundreds of photographs—all meticulously staged and propped and then stitched together in software—offer a glimpse into wholly invented, incredibly detailed worlds. While shooting takes only a few days, Johansson’s planning and retouching process each take months, resulting in out-of-this-world images that have won him fans worldwide. Here’s what people are saying about the Erik Johannson’s work: “Erik Johansson has created a portfolio of stunning images combining photography, raw materials, and digital editing.” — Daily Mail UK “Erik Johansson … has [taken] the blogosphere by storm by producing heavily manipulated photographs [that] invert aesthetics as we understand them, inspired by MC Escher and other surrealist artists.” — Independent UK
SUPERANNO Since the late 1980s, Sweden has produced over a thousand extreme heavy metal bands, spawning an unrivalled and respected regional music scene. Improbably, this marginalized teen movement crawled from small towns and suburbs to find its lasting place on the world stage. Combining personal accounts and in-depth research, the epic tale of Swedens most lethal cultural export arrives in full enlightening detail. Starred review, Publishers Weekly. Book of the Year, Decibel Magazine.Original.
‘Brilliant visceral writing with terrific pace, this book grips you like a vice from the very first line and never lets you go’ PETER JAMES Someone is watching. At each abandoned crime scene there's a hidden clue: a tiny metal cog. Someone is sending Detective Sam Berger a message, someone who knows that only he will understand the cryptic trail. Someone knows. When another teenage girl disappears without trace, Sam must convince his superiors that they’re dealing with a serial killer. As the police continue the hunt to find the latest victim, Sam is forced to unearth long-buried personal demons. He has no choice if he is to understand the killer's message before time runs out. Somebody is killing just for him.
The unique nanoscale properties of renewable biomaterials presentvaluable opportunities in the field of nanoscience and technology.Lignocellulosic biomass is an important industrial resource whichcan be used for the production of highly efficient andenvironmentally sustainable nanomaterials. The Nanoscience and Technology of Renewable Biomaterialspresents the latest advances in biomass nanotechnology, includingleading research from academia and industry, as well as a futurevision for the nanotechnology of forest products. Topics covered include: A fundamental review of the relationship betweennanotechnology and lignocellulosic biomass Characterization methods for biomass on the nanometerscale Cellulose, hemicelluloses and lignin as nanoscopicbiomaterials-physical features, chemical properties and potentialnanoproducts Nanoscale surface engineering Renewable materials as scaffolds for tissue engineering Nanoscopically-controlled drug delivery This book will be a valuable resource for chemists, chemicalengineers, bioscience researchers and materials scientists who areinterested in harnessing the nanotechnological features ofrenewable biomaterials.
To commemorate the centennial of the Nobel Prize in 2001, and in the light of recent, critical Nobel research, this volume provides an historical analysis of the work, the people, and the stories behind the thirteen Nobel Prizes awarded to Danes so far. This represents the first time that the Nobel population of a single country has been treated in depth as a unit. Danes have been awarded all five of the 'classic' Nobel Prizes: one Peace Prize, three Literature, three Physics, one Chemistry, and five Physiology or Medicine Prizes. Although only one recipient is internationally famous -- Niels Bohr, who won the Prize in 1922 for his application of quantum ideas to atomic structure -- the more obscure laureates are of interest precisely because they are obscure. Why were they selected? Who were they up against? How was the news about their prize received by colleagues abroad? Did the honor help or hinder their subsequent careers? Prior to 1974, all deliberations behind the awarding of the Prize were strictly confidential. In that year, the Nobel Foundation granted access to the archives relating to prizes more than fifty years old, and this now applies to nine of the Danish prizes. With regard to these prizes, the book explores what went on behind the scenes -- who nominated the laureates, how their achievements were assessed, and what role politics may have played. On the four more recent prizes, the authors interviewed the laureates about the work the Prize rewarded and the Prize's personal and professional aftermath. Before this book, such questions were impossible to answer, since nothing had been written about the circumstances that led to any of the Danish prizes, nor abouthow any of the thirteen laureates felt about receiving the most prestigious validation possible for a person's work. Neighbouring Nobel will be a valuable addition both to the literature on the Nobel Prize and to the study of 20th century Danish history.
In the year of 1857, people in the coastal town of Valda Bay face ruin due in part to the greed of Mr. Nash, the wealthiest man in town. When Nash is brutally murdered no one mourns his passing, but now, local magistrate Chief Johnson is out to discover what really happened. Everyone in town is a suspect, but the Chief is in for more than he bargained. Secrets abound, everywhere apparently, as townsfolk scurry to hide the sins of their pasts in light of the investigation. The town lighthouse keeper, Erik Johansson, seems to be one of the few members of the community hiding nothing but even that is a lie. Rumors have followed his family for years: rumors of a great, hidden fortune worth killing for. So as Chief s investigation goes from murder and arson, to debauchery and deceit, someone in Valda Bay seeks a treasure. A killer walks the streets. Townspeople turn on each other. Chief Johnson wonders, is Nash s murder somehow connected to the Johansson family? If so, who stood to gain? How much would they gain, and how far would they be willing to go to get it?"
A shocking psychological thriller that you won't be able to put down
Author: Jessica Jarlvi
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
Jessica Jarlvi is a hugely talented writer and definitely one to watch' SOPHIE HANNAH. A breathtaking, heart-pounding, dark debut, sure to delight fans of The Girl on the Train and Before I Go To Sleep. When Anna, a much-loved teacher and mother of two, is left savagely beaten and in a coma, a police investigation is launched. News of the attack sends shock waves through her family and their small Swedish community. Anna seems to have had no enemies, so who wanted her dead? As loved-ones wait anxiously by her bedside, her husband Erik is determined to get to the bottom of the attack, and soon begins uncovering his wife's secret life, and a small town riven with desire, betrayal and jealousy. As the list of suspects grows longer, it soon becomes clear that only one person can reveal the truth, and she's lying silent in a hospital bed... What readers are saying about WHEN I WAKE UP... 'An absolutely fantastic read with brilliant characters. I did not see that coming. Shocked. 5*' 'I was in complete suspense all the way to the end. There were so many jaw dropping moments and it has been a long time since a book has gripped me that way' 'The reader is taken on a gripping and tensely dark ride where you suspect everyone! A great read' 'The action was tension-heavy and fast-paced ... I cannot WAIT to see what Jessica Jarlvi will deliver next'