J.G. Ballard. The Venus Hunters. London: Gollancz, 1986. First hardcover edition, first printing. Octavo. 142 pages.
O exercício físico nunca esteve tanto na moda e a corrida, por ser uma atividade simples e acessível a todos, tem vindo a ganhar cada vez mais adeptos. Uns mais habituados à prática desportiva, outros que nunca tinham praticado exercício antes. Este livro é um manual completo para quem quer começar a correr, mas também para quem corre regularmente e quer melhorar o seu rendimento, alimentar-se como um atleta ou mesmo evitar lesões. Ao abordar questões como motivação, alimentação, suplementos, planos de treino para diferentes distâncias e prevenção de lesões, revela-se um guia essencial porque running é muito mais do que correr. Running. Muito mais do que correr de José Soares
“A well-researched, compelling account”. Saul David. The successful Allied campaign in Salonika – Thessaloniki in modern Greece – began a chain of events that ended the First World War. Yet, until now, it has been dismissed by historians as a sideshow, with Britain’s contribution relegated to that of a mere bit-player. In No Sideshow, an exhaustively researched account of this little known theatre of war, Nigel Birch does history a service by reminding us not only of the vital role played by Britain in the Salonika campaign, but also of its wider significance. Having first landed at the Greek port of Salonika in October 1915, the British fought alongside French, Greek, Italian, Russian and Serbian forces for more than three years. The principal enemy was Bulgaria, supported by Germany, Turkey and Austria-Hungary. At its peak the British Salonika Force numbered 220,000 out of a total allied force of 600,000. The major allied effort came in mid-September 1918 and, after victory at the Battle of Dobro Pole, Bulgaria agreed to an armistice on the 30th. This, in turn, prompted Turkey, Austria-Hungary and finally Germany to conclude their own armistices, thus bringing the First Word War to a close. The Salonika Campaign is regarded by most historians as being irrelevant to the outcome of the War.
In this centenary year, Nigel Birch’s much overdue reassessment comes to a very different conclusion. “A well-researched, compelling account of Britain’s contribution to a much neglected but highly significant theatre of World War One”. Saul David. "A concise yet wide ranging examination of the British role in the Allied military victory against Bulgaria in September 1918.
This study shows how the British contribution to the oft maligned Salonika Campaign directly contributed to Allied victory in the Balkans and beyond." Alan Wakefield. Nigel Birch is a Chartered Accountant and he lives in London and Gloucestershire. He gained his MA in Military History from the University of Buckingham. He is a member of the Salonika Campaign Society and has travelled in the area. No Sideshow is his first book.
Kill the monsters. Steal the treasure. Stab your buddy. Based on the immensely popular Steve Jackson card game, Munchkin comes to comics! Stealing, lying, and backstabbing might not go over well in the real world, but in the world of Munchkin, anything goes! Join Spyke and Flower as they go to any lengths to get some loot. This includes (but is not limited to) outsmarting foes, learning kung fu, venturing into wonderland, and battling legendary monsters all in the name of stacking up that gold. Welcome to the world of fantasy roleplaying satire, with stories written by Sam Sykes (The City Stained Red), Andrew Hackard (Munchkin: The Game), and newcomer Nicole Andelfinger, and illustrated by Ian McGinty (Adventure Time) and Len Peralta (Munchkin: The Game). Based on the immensely popular card game, Munchkin Volume 6 collects issues #17-20.
Licked by Andrea Kore, Dale Cameron Lowry, Jessica Taylor, Jillian Boyd, Marie Piper, Rob Rosen, Robin Watergrove, Suanne Schafer - Erotica>BDSM Sit back and enjoy seven lip-smackingly sensual stories of all kinds of oral pleasure. Stories of nostalgia for the taste of a lover, long distance relationships, and revenge. Stories taking in both the distant future and pleasures in the past. Oracles, ranchers and café cooks, all united by their love of using their mouth. And tongue.
And fingers, for assistance. Edited by Jillian Boyd (Spy Games - Flappers, Jazz and Valentino) Licked is a tribute to the act of oral sex - to the intimacy, trust and the taste of your lover, the scent, the feelings the act invokes in both the giver and receiver. With stories from the likes of Rob Rosen, Jessica Taylor and Dale Cameron Lowry, Licked is a sizzling fictional exploration of some of the many ways oral sex can inspire so much more than just a hot flash of arousal. Come in. Have a taste.