Whographica

An Infographic Guide to Space and Time

Author: Steve O'Brien,Simon Guerrier,Ben Morris

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1785940627

Category: Doctor Who (Television program : 1963-1989)

Page: 224

View: 1770

"JUST HOW TALL IS THE MASTER? WHO WAS KILLED BY PSYCHIC SPIDER ELECTRICITY? WHAT CAN'T A SONIC SCREWDRIVER DO? More colourful than Tom Baker's scarf, and more clever than Osgood, Whographica explores the rich and peculiar history of Doctor Who through infographics, charts, maps - and more! Follow the tangled threads of the Doctor's family tree. Discover the secrets of Dalek evolution. Learn what the Doctor so desperately wants to know himself- where and when to find his home planet. Captivating, intriguing, beautiful and strange, Whographica will show you so much more than the average eye is allowed to see. Because, if you look hard, there are more wonders in this universe than you could have ever dreamed of."
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Doctor Who: Whographica

An Infographic Guide to Space and Time

Author: Steve O'Brien,Simon Guerrier,Ben Morris

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: 9780062470225

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 5439

Explore the rich history of Doctor Who like never before, through colorful and creative visualizations and infographics in this captivating, intriguing, beautiful, and strange compendium. The Doctor’s family tree, the strangest weapons in the whole universe, the frequency of the letter "A" in the names of companions—these curiosities, and many others, are explored in detail, complete with visually-stunning infographics in Doctor Who: Whographica. Each double-page spread presents a fascinating, visual insight into a particular aspect of Doctor Who. Divided into twelve sections—The Doctor, Earth, Daleks, the TARDIS, Friends and Companions, Alien Worlds and more—Whographica features double-page spreads which offer fascinating, visual insight into a particular aspect of the show. With interesting and fascinating information, Whographica is a perfect introduction to the extraordinary universe of the series, and an engaging sourcebook that will delight long-term aficionados, presenting the history of Doctor Who in an entirely new and enthralling way.
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Slayer Stats

The Complete Infographic Guide to All Things Buffy

Author: Steve O'Brien,Simon Guerrier

Publisher: Insight Editions

ISBN: 9781683830566

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

View: 9825

Discover everything you ever wanted to know about the hit show Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this humorously illustrated infographic book. This one-of-a-kind infographic guide to all things Buffy blends striking illustrations with a bounty of facts and stats that shed light on just about every aspect of the hit TV show. Full of fun insights and surprising details about the lore, characters, quips, and most legendary episodes, battles, and villains, this refreshing take on the Buffy-verse will delight fans old and new.
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Doctor Who: The Women Who Lived

Amazing Tales for Future Time Lords

Author: Christel Dee,Simon Guerrier

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473531624

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 8275

Meet the women who run the Whoniverse. From Sarah Jane Smith to Bill Potts, from Susan Foreman to the Thirteenth Doctor, women are the beating heart of Doctor Who. Whether they’re facing down Daleks or thwarting a Nestene invasion, these women don’t hang around waiting to be rescued – they roll their sleeves up and get stuck in. Scientists and soldiers, queens and canteen workers, they don’t let anything hold them back. Featuring historical women such as Agatha Christie and Queen Victoria alongside fan favourites like Rose Tyler and Missy, The Women Who Lived tells the stories of women throughout space and time. Beautifully illustrated by a team of all-female artists, this collection of inspirational tales celebrates the power of women to change the universe.
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Doctor Who Paper Dolls

Author: Simon Guerrier

Publisher: BBC Books

ISBN: 9781785942655

Category:

Page: 64

View: 2632

The Doctor has many facesa and many outfits! Take a romp through time and space with this fantastic collection of Doctor Who paper dolls. Hours of crafty, cosplay fun to be had, with 26 dolls - including all 12 Doctors and a range of companions and characters, from Rose and Donna to Missy and new companion Bill - and over 50 different outfits to change them into. Learn the secrets behind the costumes, with insights from the actors and producers, and find out how to take your own dress-up to the next level with cosplay tips from Doctor Who- The Fan Show's Christel Dee. Featuring some of the show's most iconic looks, Doctor Who Paper Dolls is fun, immersive and totally addictive.
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Doctor Who: The Book of Whoniversal Records

Official Timey-Wimey Edition

Author: Simon Guerrier

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062681168

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 9353

A fact-packed, full-color illustrated collection of records that celebrates the best, biggest and most memorable moments from the world of Doctor Who. Doctor Who: The Book of Whoniversal Records is a handy compilation of the greatest—and strangest—details from the brilliant, imaginative world of Doctor Who. Bursting with firsts and bests both human and alien, this expansive compendium has the answer to any and every question about the Doctor, his companions and adversaries, and his adventures through time and space. Discover a multi-universe of astounding facts, figures, and fun—from the biggest explosion in the universe to the first human to time-travel; from the longest fall through space to the shortest life-form that ever lived—inside this ultimate must-have reference. Filled with full-color images throughout, Doctor Who: The Book of Whoniversal Records is a must for every Doctor Who devotee everywhere . . . and everywhen. A Whovian twist on bestselling gift reference books such as The Guinness Book of World Records, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, and Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, this informative and entertaining digest features a cool graphic cover with special effects that reflects the Doctor Who aesthetic.
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The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who

Author: Simon Guerrier,Dr. Marek Kukula

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142970

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 1639

Doctor Who stories are many things: thrilling adventures, historical dramas, tales of love and war and jelly babies. They’re also science fiction – but how much of the science is actually real, and how much is really fiction? The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who is a mind-bending blend of story and science that will help you see Doctor Who in a whole new light, weaving together a series of all-new adventures, featuring every incarnation of the Doctor. With commentary that explores the possibilities of time travel, life on other planets, artificial intelligence, parallel universes and more, Simon Guerrier and Dr Marek Kukula show how Doctor Who uses science to inform its unique style of storytelling – and just how close it has often come to predicting future scientific discoveries. This book is your chance to be the Doctor's companion and explore what's out there. It will make you laugh, and think, and see the world around you differently. Because anything could be out there. And going out there is the only way to learn what it is.
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Doctor Who: The Whoniverse

The Untold History of Space and Time

Author: Justin Richards,George Mann

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062470213

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 9804

Complete with full-color illustrations, maps, charts, and artifacts, the definitive, essential companion to the Doctor’s world—and many more. Doctor Who: The Whoniverse is a never-before-seen history of the Human Race—from the formation of the Earth around the Racnoss eggs, and the creation of life by the destruction of the last Jagaroth spaceship, through to the eventual expansion of the sun and end of the world and beyond to the New Earth, and Utopia. Along the way, the book explores the untold histories of other planets and other lifeforms as they have interacted with humanity. We examine the Daleks and Cybermen, the Time Lords and the Sontarans, the Ice Warriors, Silurians, Weeping Angels, and many, many more. Additionally, we visit Gallifrey and Skaro, Mondas and Telos, Mars and Sontar. Filled with full-color illustrations, maps, charts, and artifacts throughout, Doctor Who: The Whoniverse is a treasury of accumulated knowledge, scholarly erudition and accumulated folk wisdom from the worlds of Doctor Who. Doctor Who: The Whoniverse explores: Early History—From 10,000 BC and the discovery of the secret of fire, through the Roman Empire; Gallifrey—The rise of the Time Lords; The UNIT Era—Earth under attack from alien invasions; The Cyberwars—The Wheel in Space and Revenge of the Cybermen; Earth’s Galactic Empire—Starting in present day through the rise of Earth’s Empire as seen in Frontier in Space; And much more!
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I Must Say

My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend

Author: Martin Short

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062309536

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 8267

In this engagingly witty, wise, and heartfelt memoir, Martin Short tells the tale of how a showbiz- obsessed kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood's favorite funnymen, known to his famous peers as the "comedian's comedian." Short takes the reader on a rich, hilarious, and occasionally heartbreaking ride through his life and times, from his early years in Toronto as a member of the fabled improvisational troupe Second City to the all-American comic big time of Saturday Night Live, and from memorable roles in such movies as ¡Three Amigos! and Father of the Bride to Broadway stardom in Fame Becomes Me and the Tony-winning Little Me. He reveals how he created his most indelible comedic characters, among them the manic man-child Ed Grimley, the slimy corporate lawyer Nathan Thurm, and the bizarrely insensitive interviewer Jiminy Glick. Throughout, Short freely shares the spotlight with friends, colleagues, and collaborators, among them Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Gilda Radner, Mel Brooks, Nora Ephron, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Paul Shaffer, and David Letterman. But there is another side to Short's life that he has long kept private. He lost his eldest brother and both parents by the time he turned twenty, and, more recently, he lost his wife of thirty years to cancer. In I Must Say, Short talks for the first time about the pain that these losses inflicted and the upbeat life philosophy that has kept him resilient and carried him through. In the grand tradition of comedy legends, Martin Short offers a show-business memoir densely populated with boldface names and rife with retellable tales: a hugely entertaining yet surprisingly moving self-portrait that will keep you laughing—and crying—from the first page to the last.
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How To Make It In Hollywood

Second Edition

Author: Linda Buzzell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062292196

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

View: 9914

Renowned psychotherapist and career counselor Linda Buzzell is the expert in knowing how to create and develop a career in Hollywood. With this book, she shows you how to look at your personality, your strengths, your weaknesses, your special skills, and your talents in order to target your personal goals and maximize your career success. She then explains all the jobs in Hollywood and how to find them, get them, and advance through each stage in your career. How To Make It in Hollywood includes everything you need to know about agents, managers, lawyers, the casting couch, chutzpah, schmoozing, networking, Godfather Calls, rhino skin, Power Rolodexes, handling rejection, constant unemployment, and keeping yourself on the track to your dreams when real life keeps telling you to give it all up and move back to Cincinnati!
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Forgotten English

Author: Jeffrey Kacirk

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688166369

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 8674

Have you ever sent a message via scandaroon, needed a nimgimmer, or fallen victim to bowelhive? Never heard of these terms? That's because they are a thing of the past. These words are alive and well, however, in Forgotten English, a charming collection of hundreds of archaic words, their definitions, and old-fashioned line drawings. For readers of Bill Bryson, Henry Beard, and Richard Lederer, Forgotten English is an eye-opening trip down a delightful etymological path. Readers learn that an ale connor sat in a puddle of ale to judge its quality, that a beemaster informed bees of any important household events, and that our ancestors had a saint for hangover sufferers, St. Bibiana, a fact pertinent to the word bibulous. Each selection is accompanied by literary excerpts demonstrating the word's usage, from sources such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Chaucer, and Benjamin Franklin. Entertaining as well as educational, Forgotten English is a fascinating addition to word lovers' books.
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Big Questions from Little People

Author: Gemma Elwin Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571337750

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 336

View: 1975

Why is the sea salty? How far away is space? Why can't I tickle myself? Why can't we live forever? Children ask the most interesting and challenging questions. But how are we supposed to answer them...' At last! Expert answers to those big questions children ask, with help from: Sir David Attenborough Heston Blumenthal Kate Humble Alain de Botton Philip Pullman Dr Richard Dawkins Bear Grylls Dame Jacqueline Wilson Jarvis Cocker Dame Kelly Holmes Noam Chomsky Jessica Ennis Derren Brown Miranda Hart Tracey Emin Harry Hill A C Grayling Dr Christian Jessen and many more!
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Satiristas

Comedians, Contrarians, Raconteurs & Vulgarians

Author: Paul Provenza,Dan Dion

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061959871

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 368

View: 1640

Featuring our greatest comedic minds on the nature of humor, its relevance in society—and why sometimes you just need a good dirty joke to cleanse the palate—Satiristas is a hilarious multi-voiced manifesto on satire and comedy presented by Paul Provenza, co-creator of The Aristocrats.
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Who’s 50

The 50 Doctor Who Stories to Watch Before You Die: An Unofficial Companion

Author: Graeme Burk,Robert Smith?

Publisher: ECW/ORIM

ISBN: 1770904751

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 420

View: 6931

“Like being thrown the keys to the TARDIS with a temporal map to visit all those not-to-be-missed adventures in time and space” (Phil Ford, Doctor Who writer). Ever since its premiere on November 23, 1963, Doctor Who has been a television phenomenon. This companion guide presents the top fifty stories from the show’s first fifty years—examining every corner of the imaginative, humorous, and sometimes scary universe that has made Doctor Who an iconic part of popular culture. This must-have reference also includes behind the scenes details, goofs, trivia, connections to Doctor Who lore, and much more.
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Dead Names

The Dark History of the Necronomicon

Author: Simon

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006078704X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

View: 5349

The dark history of the Necronomicon––one of the world's most feared and fascinating books––told by the one man who saw it all...and lived to tell the tale. The Necronomicon is one of the most controversial books ever published. The master of Gothic suspense, H.P. Lovecraft, wrote about a mystical and dreaded grimoire, known as the Necronomicon––an ancient text written by an Arab that, if it were to fall into the wrong hands, could have disastrous consequences. But no one thought the Necronomicon had any basis in the world outside of Lovecraft's fiction. Until... Simon was a young man drawn to the mysterious world of the occult through his association with several Eastern Orthodox religions and his friendship with the owner of an occult bookstore in Brooklyn. In 1972 he stumbled upon a stolen text in a friend's apartment, unaware that what he held in his hands was the real Necronomicon––something long thought to be a creation of Lovecraft's brilliant mind and deft pen. After an arduous translation, done in the utmost secrecy (since the tome was in fact stolen), Simon and his close circle of friends unveiled the now–infamous grimoire to a clamoring public. In Dead Names, Simon tells the amazing true story that surrounds the Necronomicon. From the main players' humble beginnings in the pageantry–filled and secret world of Eastern Orthodox religion, to the accidental discovery of the Necronomicon, to the Son of Sam murders, the JFK assassination , the brilliant William S. Burroughs, and the eventual suspicious deaths of almost everyone involved with the grimoire, this book is an enthralling account of a book steeped in legend, lies, and murder.
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

Book of Odds

From Lightning Strikes to Love at First Sight, the Odds of Everyday Life

Author: Amram Shapiro,Louise Firth Campbell,Rosalind Wright

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062343068

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 7903

From the popular Book of Odds website, this stylish and accessible reference book offers a fascinating peek at the probabilities that govern every aspect of human life Did you know that your odds of dying from drowning are higher than the odds of meeting your mate on a blind date? That the odds a child has seen Internet porn are the same as the odds a person is right-handed? That nearly one in three adults believes in UFOs and nearly one in six has reported seeing one? Drawing from a rigorously researched trove of more than 400,000 statements of probability, based on the most accurate and current data available, The Book of Odds is a graphic reference source for stats on the everyday, the odd, and the outrageous—from sex and marriage, health and disease, beliefs and fears, to wealth, addiction, entertainment, and civic life. What emerges from this colorful and captivating volume is a rich portrait of who we are and how we live today.
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The Rat Pack

Neon Nights with the Kings of Cool

Author: Lawrence J. Quirk,William Schoell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 038073222X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 4015

The Rat Pack -- Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop -- had talent, money, and power to burn. They also had something else even more important. They had fun.
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Perfect Family Quiz

Author: David Pickering

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409006042

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 352

View: 1629

Perfect Family Quiz is an invaluable source of entertainment for the whole family. Whether you're looking for a fun way to spend a rainy day, an activity for a long car journey, or you simply want to improve your general knowledge, Perfect Family Quiz has all the questions and answers. With topics ranging from Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter, and from prime ministers to prime-time TV, this easy-to-use quiz book will provide hours of fun for everyone. The Perfect series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything from getting your first job to choosing your baby's name. Written by experienced authors offering tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all you need to get it right first time.
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The Burlesque Handbook

Author: Jo Weldon

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061997005

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 6028

“Jo Weldon is the gold-standard for New Burlesque. I am proud to call her my friend, and unashamed to admit she’s my idol.” — Lily Burana, author of Strip City: A Stripper's Farewell Journey Across America From one of the stars of the New Burlesque scene, Jo Weldon, comes a definitive, easy-to-use, and indispensable guide to the art form, with a foreword by superstar comedian and burlesque enthusiast Margaret Cho. Fans of Dita Von Teese—as well as performers of every stripe—will love the helpful advice and feisty attitude of The Burlesque Handbook.
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Doctor Who: The Slitheen Excursion

Author: Simon Guerrier

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409070220

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8840

1500BC - King Actaeus and his subjects live in mortal fear of the awesome gods who have come to visit their kingdom in ancient Greece. Except the Doctor, visiting with university student June, knows they're not gods at all. They're aliens. For the aliens, it's the perfect holiday - they get to tour the sights of a primitive planet and even take part in local customs. Like gladiatorial games, or hunting down and killing humans who won't be missed. With June's enthusiastic help, the Doctor soon meets the travel agents behind this deadly package holiday company - his old enemies the Slitheen. But can he bring the Slitheen excursion to an end without endangering more lives? And how are events in ancient Greece linked to a modern-day alien plot to destroy what's left of the Parthenon? Featuring the Tenth Doctor as played by David Tennant in the hit Doctor Who BBC Television series.
Posted in Fiction