The Complete Far Side

Author: Gary Larson
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub
ISBN: 9781449460044
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Originally published in hardcover in 2003, The Complete Far Side was a New York Times bestseller. Now it's back as a paperback set with a newly designed slipcase that will delight Far Side fans. A masterpiece of comic brilliance, The Complete Far Side contains every Far Side cartoon ever syndicated - over 4,000! - presented in chronological order by year of publication, with more than 1,100 that had never before appeared in a book. Also included are additional cartoons Larson created after his retirement and rare insights into the world of The Far Side. Complaint letters, fan letters, and queries from puzzled readers appear alongside some of the more provocative or elusive panels. Comedian Steve Martin provides a hilariously quirky foreword that captures the offbeat and candid humour underlying each comic.

The Far Side Gallery 5

Author: Gary Larson
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780836204254
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1995 FarWorks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Far Side and the Larson signature are registered trademarks of FarWorks, Inc.

Dilbert 2 0

Author: Scott Adams
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740777351
Size: 77.62 MB
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With more than 10 million books in print and more than 9.5 million calendars sold, DILBERT is the voice for the embattled cubicle dwelling Everyman. With best friend Dogbert and a veritable who's who of accompanying office characters, ranging from the Boss and Wally to Alice and Catbert, DILBERT offers a welcome dose of laughter in response to the inanity of corporate culture and middle management mores. DILBERT has become everyone's favourite corporate pin-up boy. Millions of office dwellers all over the world stick Scott Adams' comic strip to their cubicle walls when murdering their boss is not a viable option!

The Far Side Gallery 5

Author: Gary Larson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781439554777
Size: 55.13 MB
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The Far Side® and the Larson® signature are registered trademarks of FarWorks, Inc.

Wiener Dog Art

Author: Gary Larson
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 9780751509878
Size: 23.93 MB
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The latest collection of Far Side cartoons by Gary Larson. A 16-page colour insert is devoted to the theme of Wiener Dogs (Dachshunds) in world art.

History Of The Idea Of Progress

Author: Robert Nisbet
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351515462
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The idea of progress from the Enlightenment to postmodernism is still very much with us. In intellectual discourse, journals, popular magazines, and radio and talk shows, the debate between those who are "progressivists" and those who are "declinists" is as spirited as it was in the late seventeenth century. In History of the Idea of Progress, Robert Nisbet traces the idea of progress from its origins in Greek, Roman, and medieval civilizations to modern times. It is a masterful frame of reference for understanding the present world. Nisbet asserts there are two fundamental building blocks necessary to Western doctrines of human advancement: the idea of growth, and the idea of necessity. He sees Christianity as a key element in both secular and spiritual evolution, for it conveys all the ingredients of the modern idea of progress: the advancement of the human race in time, a single time frame for all the peoples and epochs of the past and present, the conception of time as linear, and the envisagement of the future as having a Utopian end. In his new introduction, Nisbet shows why the idea of progress remains of critical importance to studies of social evolution and natural history. He provides a contemporary basis for many disciplines, including sociology, economics, philosophy, religion, politics, and science. History of the Idea of Progress continues to be a major resource for scholars in all these areas.

Car Wars Fifty Years Of Backstabbing Infighting And Industrial Espionage In The Global Market

Author: Mantle Jonathan
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1611459559
Size: 26.51 MB
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An "astonishing...eye-opening chronicle" (Publisher's Weekly) of backstabbing, infighting, and industrial theft and espionage in the world's biggest business. It makes empires; it destroys economies; it shapes history. Welcome to the world's biggest business--the automobile industry. A hundred years ago there were six highly experimental cars. Today there are close to 400 million cars on the planet: set bumper to bumper on a six-lane highway, they would stretch well over 200,000 miles, more than eight times around the earth. With hundreds of billions of dollars at stake, is it any wonder that the major car companies wage a relentless war against one another, where (almost) anything goes? Here is the story of all the schemes and deceits, treacheries and shady deals in the battle for the world's car markets since the dawn of the global economy fifty years ago. The first true biography of the automobile, Car Wars gives us the automotive history as seen through the windshield of the car--with stories so spectacular they are often hard to believe. From Gianni Agnelli's deal to make Fiats in the USSR at the height of the cold war and Jose Ignacio Lopez's defection from GM to VW, through Pehr Gyllenhammar's foiled attempt to merge Volvo and Renault, and on to Nicolas Hayek's deal with Mercedes-Benz to build the Swatchcar in 1997, Car Wars is a roller coaster ride down the freeways and the back roads of the world's premier business, and an eye-opening history of the world's best-known and most-loved cars.

Parallel Universes

Author: Roz Chast
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN:
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Cartoons take a humorous look at advertising, computers, conversation, lotteries, banks, doctors, philosophy, and boredom