China Men

Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307787818
Format: PDF
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The author chronicles the lives of three generations of Chinese men in America, woven from memory, myth and fact. Here's a storyteller's tale of what they endured in a strange new land. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Arrival

Author: Ryk Brown
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781530789580
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Eden Project was a dream. To start the first extra-solar colony... To avoid the mistakes of our past... To start anew. Three generations, born and raised on a starship hurtling through space. To never know an open sky... To never feel the wind on their face... To never witness the sun rise or set. It is up to the advance team to set foot on each of these worlds, conduct their surveys, and send their findings back to the colony ship. So many questions... So little time... Such an enormous responsibility. Everything must go as planned, for the welfare of all the colonists depends on them. "Arrival" is a 170,000 word, stand-alone novel.

Signs and Symbols

Author: Adrian Frutiger
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780091864828
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Universally-recognized signs and symbols have always been among the most important elements of communication. By why is it that certain configurations of dot and line, and certain primary shapes, are perceived and remembered more easily than others? Taking the six faces of dice as his starting point, Frutiger writes about signs and symbols in general and the development of writing in particular. Throughout, he relates the basic principles and components of graphics to a wide range of historical, physical, linguistic and practical considerations. He embraces everything from Egyptian hieroglyphics to modern company logos in his intriguing analysis of the way that humans have always tried to express thought and communication through graphic means. This standard work is aimed at all those concerned with graphics, design, ornament and communication in general.