Based on a True Story: Not a Memoir, MacDonald Norm
Автор: MacDonald Norm Название: Based on a True Story ISBN: 0812993624 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812993622 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 2872 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - -Driving, wild and hilarious- (TheWashington Post), here is the incredible -memoir- of the actor, gambler, raconteur, and Saturday Night Live veteran. When Norm Macdonald, one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time, was approached to write a celebrity memoir, he flatly refused, calling the genre -one step below instruction manuals.- Norm then promptly took a two-year hiatus from stand-up comedy to live on a farm in northern Canada. When he emerged he had under his arm a manuscript, a genre-smashing book about comedy, tragedy, love, loss, war, and redemption. When asked if this was the celebrity memoir, Norm replied, -Call it anything you damn like.- Praise for Based on a True Story
-Dostoyevsky by way of 30 Rockefeller Center . . . the best new book I've read this year or last.---The Wall Street Journal -This book is absurd fiction. . . . Scathing and funny.---The New York Times -Hilarious and filled with turns of phrase and hidden beauty like only a collection of Norm Macdonald stories could be.---Esquire -Raucous . . . a hilarious, innovative work.---A.V. Club -Part personal history and part meta riff on celebrity memoirs, the book, it quickly becomes clear, is also just partly true (and all hilarious).---Vulture -Very, very, very funny Thanks, Norm, for letting me be part of this Booker Prize-for-literature-quality effort.---David Letterman -Norm is brilliant and thoughtful and there is sensitivity and creative insight in his observations and stories. A lot of comics over the years have been compared to Mark Twain, but I think Norm is the only one who actually matches the guy in terms of his voice and ability. I seriously f**king love Norm Macdonald. Please buy his book. He probably needs the cash. He's really bad with money.---Louis C.K., from the foreword -Norm is one of my all-time favorites, and this book was such a great read I forgot how lonely I was for a while.---Amy Schumer -I always thought Normie's stand-up was the funniest thing there was. But this book gives it a run for its money.---Adam Sandler -Norm is one of the greatest stand-up comics who's ever worked--a totally original voice. His sense of the ridiculous and his use of juxtaposition in his writing make him a comic's comic. We all love Norm.---Roseanne Barr
-Norm Macdonald makes me laugh my ass off. Who is funnier than Norm Macdonald? Nobody.---Judd Apatow -Norm Macdonald is more than a triple threat--he's a septuple threat. He is smart, funny, wry, rakish, polite, rakish . . . no, wait. He is polite, insightful, and . . . aaaaah . . . warm. No. He's exciting. Yeah. Exciting You never know what he'll do. Okay, then make that unpredictable. Add that up. He's amazing.---Alec Baldwin -Norm is a double threat. His material and timing are both top-notch, which is unheard of. He is one of my favorites, both on- and off-stage.---Dave Attell -Letterman said it best: There is no one funnier than Norm Macdonald.---Rob Schneider
Описание: A collection of German and English papers presented at a symposium for young researchers on `Norms in Educational Linguistics`, which was held in Giessen (Germany) in 2008.
Автор: Bateman, Meg Loughran, Anne Macdonald, Norman Название: Baird ghleann dail / the glendale bards ISBN: 1906566801 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781906566807 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 5717 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Celebrates the poetry of the well-known Gaelic bard Neil Macleod, with translations, background notes and melodies and publishes the work of Neil`s brother, Iain Dubh, and father, Domhnall nan Oran, for the first time. An introductory essay analyses the significance of this family in the Gaelic diaspora.
Автор: Kapadia, Mubbasir Pelechano, Nuria Allbeck, Jan Badler, Norm Название: Virtual crowds ISBN: 1627058281 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781627058285 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг: Цена: 15358 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This volume presents novel computational models for representing digital humans and their interactions with other virtual characters and meaningful environments. In this context, we describe efficient algorithms to animate, control, and author human-like agents having their own set of unique capabilities, personalities, and desires. We begin with the lowest level of footstep determination to steer agents in collision-free paths. Steering choices are controlled by navigation in complex environments, including multi-domain planning with dynamically changing situations. Virtual agents are given perceptual capabilities analogous to those of real people, including sound perception, multi-sense attention, and understanding of environment semantics which affect their behavior choices. The roles and impacts of individual attributes, such as memory and personality are explored. The animation challenges of integrating a number of simultaneous behavior and movement demands on an agent are addressed through an open source software system. Finally, the creation of stories and narratives with groups of agents subject to planning and environmental constraints culminates the presentation.
Over recent decades International Relations scholars have investigated norm dynamics processes at some length, with the 'norm entrepreneur' concept having become a common reference point in the literature. The focus on norm entrepreneurs has, however, resulted in a bias towards investigating the agents and processes of successful normative change.
This book challenges this inherent bias by explicitly focusing on those who resist normative change - norm 'antipreneurs'. The utility of the norm antipreneur concept is explored through a series of case studies encompassing a range of issue areas and contributed by a mix of well-known and emergent scholars of norm dynamics. In examining the complexity of norm resistance, particular attention is paid to the nature and intent of the actors involved in norm-contestation, the sites and processes of resistance, the strategies and tactics antipreneurs deploy to defend the values and interests they perceive to be threatened by the entrepreneurs, and whether it is the entrepreneurs or the antipreneurs who enjoy greater inherent advantages.
This text will therefore be of interest to scholars and students of International Relations, International Law, Political Science, Sociology and History.
Название: Grammar between norm and variation ISBN: 3631610041 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783631610046 Издательство: Peter Lang Рейтинг: Цена: 9852 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Examines how common e-learning technologies open up compelling, if limited, experiential spaces for users, similar to the imaginary worlds opened up by works of fiction. This book shows these differences to be of central importance for teaching and learning.
Название: Observing norm, observing usage ISBN: 3034315848 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783034315845 Издательство: Peter Lang Рейтинг: Цена: 14028 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This volume includes a collection of studies on the interplay between norm and usage in lexis, which is explored by looking at both dictionaries and the media. The title features the polysemous verb to observe, which is used both in the sense of «investigating» use/usage and in that of «respecting» norms. This thematic area is analysed from a synchronic perspective focusing predominantly on the lexis of four European languages, namely English, French, Italian and Spanish, although other languages are occasionally referred to (e.g. Catalan and Danish). The volume comprises nineteen chapters, which provide a wide-ranging, but deeply focused overview of the complex and challenging interrelation between sites and processes of norm formation and the recontextualization, reconfiguration and re-creation of those norms. The book is structured in four thematic sections, which focus on the norm-setting role of dictionaries, the importance of authentic language use in recent lexicographic products, the impact of the Web on language usage as well as on the processes of norm creation and diffusion, and the impact of mass-mediated communication on lexis. The volume contains contributions in English, French, Italian and Spanish.
Автор: Mort Norm Название: American Pickup Trucks of the 1960s ISBN: 1845848039 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781845848033 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 3428 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Examining the development of the popular 1/2-ton American pickup truck during the 60s, this book includes the numerous, new alternative designs and engineering approaches. This volume also reveals specifications, industry facts and figures, and optional equipment, through detailed text and previously unpublished images.
Автор: Mort Norm Название: American Pickup Trucks of the 1950s ISBN: 1845848020 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781845848026 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 2816 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Examining the evolution of the popular 1/2-ton American pickup truck, from a basic utility vehicle, to stylish icon and North America`s best selling vehicle, this volume focuses on specifications, rarer makes and models, industry facts and figures, and optional equipment, through detailed text and previously unpublished images.
Описание: Provides information on all the industrial applications of zircon and zirconia, the processes involved, the management of naturally occurring radioactive material residues arising from such processes, the radiological characteristics of the process materials, exposure pathways, exposure levels, annual effective doses, and examples of good practice.