Real is a tale of triumph over adversity told in the unmatched illustrative style of one of Japan's most popular and talented creators, Takehiko Inoue (Slam Dunk, Vagabond). The series' main characters, three young men in their late teens, have one thing in common—their love of basketball. As they experience harrowing personal tragedies, their love for the sport provides an unexpected lifeline and a path to redemption. This series has sold over 12 million copies worldwide. Takahashi finally decides to pick up the ball again. But he soon discovers that wheelchair basketball is a completely different game from regular basketball, and he’ll have to start all over again from the fundamentals. Will Takahashi’s ego and his old ways prevent him from rediscovering his former passion?
Relive the excitement of one of the bestselling independent comics of all time and grow your Spawn: Origins collection! In this volume, the ghost of slain child killer Billy Kincaid returns to taunt Spawn! Possessing human souls, Kincaid carries out his dirty work vicariously through innocents. Sam and Twitch find themselves knee deep in it when current police officers become victims to Kincaid's torment. Can they help Spawn save the people without killing all of them too!?
First book to give an insight into a growing area of interest - stealth warship technology - which is crucial for future developments in warship construction. It demonstrates the importance of materials used in warship construction and how this influences all of a naval platform's design parameters. Stealth technology is now considered a critical component within warship design, with interest in the concept of stealth increasing around the globe as naval forces adapt to new challenges. Many new developing nations are now implementing their first generation of stealth technology military hardware. This exciting book explores the full extent of threats to warships and thus the transformational change in naval architecture to incorporate these modern stealth technologies. Discussing the history of stealth technology, with references to well-known aircraft, ships and events in military history, the book also provides readers with a unique opportunity to develop an understanding of the specialist skills required in this naval sector. This is an essential read for anyone interested in stealth design and the issues involved in this evolving technology.
Science of Synthesis provides a critical review of the synthetic methodology developed from the early 1800s to date for the entire field of organic and organometallic chemistry. As the only resource providing full-text descriptions of organic transformations and synthetic methods as well as experimental procedures, Science of Synthesis is therefore a unique chemical information tool. Over 1000 world-renowned experts have chosen the most important molecular transformations for a class of organic compounds and elaborated on their scope and limitations. The systematic, logical and consistent organization of the synthetic methods for each functional group enables users to quickly find out which methods are useful for a particular synthesis and which are not. Effective and practical experimental procedures can be implemented quickly and easily in the lab.// The content of this e-book was originally published in August 2003.
Twenty-one previously published magazine articles from the Backroad Bob's Motorcycle Adventures - Roads & Road Houses CD. Roads - Eight articles covering some of the mid-Atlantic's best routes for corner carvers needing a twisty road fix to satisfy their addiction. Road Houses - Thirteen articles to make you grab your map and look for a route that links them into one tour de gastronomy.