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Hench

Hench

Author : Natalie Zina Walschots
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2020-09-22
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780062978592

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“This book is fast, furious, compelling, and angry as hell." -- Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author The Boys meets My Year of Rest and Relaxation in this smart, imaginative, and evocative novel of love, betrayal, revenge, and redemption, told with razor-sharp wit and affection, in which a young woman discovers the greatest superpower—for good or ill—is a properly executed spreadsheet. Anna does boring things for terrible people because even criminals need office help and she needs a job. Working for a monster lurking beneath the surface of the world isn’t glamorous. But is it really worse than working for an oil conglomerate or an insurance company? In this economy? As a temp, she’s just a cog in the machine. But when she finally gets a promising assignment, everything goes very wrong, and an encounter with the so-called “hero” leaves her badly injured. And, to her horror, compared to the other bodies strewn about, she’s the lucky one. So, of course, then she gets laid off. With no money and no mobility, with only her anger and internet research acumen, she discovers her suffering at the hands of a hero is far from unique. When people start listening to the story that her data tells, she realizes she might not be as powerless as she thinks. Because the key to everything is data: knowing how to collate it, how to manipulate it, and how to weaponize it. By tallying up the human cost these caped forces of nature wreak upon the world, she discovers that the line between good and evil is mostly marketing. And with social media and viral videos, she can control that appearance. It’s not too long before she’s employed once more, this time by one of the worst villains on earth. As she becomes an increasingly valuable lieutenant, she might just save the world. A sharp, witty, modern debut, Hench explores the individual cost of justice through a fascinating mix of Millennial office politics, heroism measured through data science, body horror, and a profound misunderstanding of quantum mechanics.

Hench

Hench

Author : Natalie Zina Walschots
Publisher : William Morrow
Release : 2021-09-28
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0062978586

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Book Hench Description/Summary:

"This book is fast, furious, compelling, and angry as hell." --Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author The Boys meets My Year of Rest and Relaxation in this smart, imaginative, and evocative novel of love, betrayal, revenge, and redemption, told with razor-sharp wit and affection, in which a young woman discovers the greatest superpower--for good or ill--is a properly executed spreadsheet. Includes a bonus story for the paperback. Anna does boring things for terrible people because even criminals need office help and she needs a job. Working for a monster lurking beneath the surface of the world isn't glamorous. But is it really worse than working for an oil conglomerate or an insurance company? In this economy? As a temp, she's just a cog in the machine. But when she finally gets a promising assignment, everything goes very wrong, and an encounter with the so-called "hero" leaves her badly injured. And, to her horror, compared to the other bodies strewn about, she's the lucky one. So, of course, then she gets laid off. With no money and no mobility, with only her anger and internet research acumen, she discovers her suffering at the hands of a hero is far from unique. When people start listening to the story that her data tells, she realizes she might not be as powerless as she thinks. Because the key to everything is data: knowing how to collate it, how to manipulate it, and how to weaponize it. By tallying up the human cost these caped forces of nature wreak upon the world, she discovers that the line between good and evil is mostly marketing. And with social media and viral videos, she can control that appearance. It's not too long before she's employed once more, this time by one of the worst villains on earth. As she becomes an increasingly valuable lieutenant, she might just save the world. A sharp, witty, modern debut, Hench explores the individual cost of justice through a fascinating mix of Millennial office politics, heroism measured through data science, body horror, and a profound misunderstanding of quantum mechanics.

Hench

Hench

Author : Natalie Zina Walschots
Publisher : William Morrow
Release : 2020-09-22
Category : Heroes
ISBN : 0063040387

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"Anna does boring things for terrible people because even criminals need office help and she needs a job. As a temp, she's just a cog in the machine. But when she finally gets a promising assignment, everything goes very wrong, and an encounter with the so-called 'hero' leaves her badly injured. So, of course, then she gets laid off. With no money and no mobility, with only her anger and internet research acumen, she discovers her suffering at the hands of a hero is far from unique. When people start listening to the story that her data tells, she realizes she might not be as powerless as she thinks. Because the key to everything is data: knowing how to collate it, how to manipulate it, and how to weaponize it."--Provided by publisher.

Books As Weapons

Books As Weapons

Author : John B. Hench
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 2016-10-15
Category : History
ISBN : 9781501727276

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Book Books As Weapons Description/Summary:

Only weeks after the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, a surprising cargo—crates of books—joined the flood of troop reinforcements, weapons and ammunition, food, and medicine onto Normandy beaches. The books were destined for French bookshops, to be followed by millions more American books (in translation but also in English) ultimately distributed throughout Europe and the rest of the world. The British were doing similar work, which was uneasily coordinated with that of the Americans within the Psychological Warfare Division of General Eisenhower's Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force, under General Eisenhower's command. Books As Weapons tells the little-known story of the vital partnership between American book publishers and the U.S. government to put carefully selected recent books highlighting American history and values into the hands of civilians liberated from Axis forces. The government desired to use books to help "disintoxicate" the minds of these people from the Nazi and Japanese propaganda and censorship machines and to win their friendship. This objective dovetailed perfectly with U.S. publishers' ambitions to find new profits in international markets, which had been dominated by Britain, France, and Germany before their book trades were devastated by the war. Key figures on both the trade and government sides of the program considered books "the most enduring propaganda of all" and thus effective "weapons in the war of ideas," both during the war and afterward, when the Soviet Union flexed its military might and demonstrated its propaganda savvy. Seldom have books been charged with greater responsibility or imbued with more significance. John B. Hench leavens this fully international account of the programs with fascinating vignettes set in the war rooms of Washington and London, publishers' offices throughout the world, and the jeeps in which information officers drove over bomb-rutted roads to bring the books to people who were hungering for them. Books as Weapons provides context for continuing debates about the relationship between government and private enterprise and the image of the United States abroad. To see an interview with John Hench conducted by C-SPAN at the 2010 annual conference of the Organization of American Historians, visit: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/id/222522.

The Rise of Real-Life Superheroes

The Rise of Real Life Superheroes

Author : Peter Nowak
Publisher : Douglas & McIntyre
Release : 2020-09-12
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781771622516

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Book The Rise of Real-Life Superheroes Description/Summary:

Meanwhile, back in the darkened alleys of a city near you... trouble is brewing. A fight breaks out. A mugger shakes down an innocent tourist. Inequality is on the rise. Enter our heroes. Dark Guardian chases off an angry drug dealer in Manhattan. Mr. Xtreme charges in and breaks up a San Diego bar brawl. T.O. Ronin hugs a homeless man on the snowy streets of Toronto. These aren’t the big-screen or comic-book heroes that have been increasingly dominating pop culture. They’re real-life superheroes: individuals who take on masked personae to fight crime and help the helpless. They don’t have superpowers, but they do try to make the world a better place. Lifelong comic-book fan and veteran journalist Peter Nowak goes to the source of this phenomenon, meeting with real-life superheroes in North America and around the world to get their stories and investigate what the movement means for the future of society. To some people, real-life superheroes may seem like quirky outliers or dangerous vigilantes but, as Nowak shows, they are also archetypes whose job is to remind us of the better part of human nature.

Designing Disney

Designing Disney

Author : John Hench
Publisher : Disney Editions
Release : 2009-01-06
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 1423119150

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Book Designing Disney Description/Summary:

Designing Disney sets into history and puts into context the extraordinary contributions of the late John Hench, who, at the age of 94, still came into his office at Imagineering each day. His principles of theme park design, character design, and use of color made him a legendary figure, not only for Disney fans but also for students and aficionados of architecture, engineering, and design. Designing Disney reveals the magic behind John’s great discoveries and documents his groundbreaking in several key areas: “Design Philosophy” examines the values, attitudes, aesthetics, and logic that went into the original concepts for Disney theme parks. In “The Art of the Show” and “The Art of Color,” Hench reveals the essence of what makes the parks work so well. And in “The Art of Character,” he lets the reader in on the how and why of the Disney characters’ inherent popularity—their timeless human traits, archetypal shape and gestures that suggest these qualities graphically, and their emotional resonance in our lives.

Hench 2012 Edition

Hench 2012 Edition

Author : Adam Beechen,Manny Bello,Ethen Beavers
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2012-06-12
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 1477649573

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Book Hench 2012 Edition Description/Summary:

Everyone knows villains rarely win in superhero comics, right? And yet, those crime kingpins all seem to have their own armies of nameless, faceless, musclebound goons willing to wear silly costumes, risk prison time, withstand abuse from the fists of caped crime fighters, and even lay their lives on the line, in the slim hope that THIS job might be the one that pays off big. Who are these men, and why did they choose this life? HENCH, the classic, ground-breaking graphic novel gave a name, a face, and a hilarious, harrowing, heartbreaking story to one of those men, Mike Fulton, and now returns collected with an ALL-NEW FULL-LENGTH SEQUEL that continues Mike's journey, as he tries to leave the henchman's life behind for good...only to find out it's much more difficult -- and dangerous -- than he ever dreamed. Originally released in 2004 to rave reviews from Entertainment Weekly ("Funny, knowing and rather poignant"), Variety.com ("Moments of black and comic strangeness and even kindness...that you expect to find in an HBO series"), The Comics Buyer's Guide ("A treasure") and listed in the book "1000 Comics You Must Read," HENCH is back at last, with the original story and an ALL-NEW, FULL-LENGTH SEQUEL collected in a SINGLE VOLUME. Written by New York Times best-selling author Adam Beechen (DC Comics' BATMAN BEYOND, JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED, TEEN TITANS, ROBIN, BATGIRL, LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT, and such animated series as TEEN TITANS, THE BATMAN, THE BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, X-MEN EVOLUTION and BEN 10), HENCH explores the world of superheroics from a perspective rarely considered -- that of the truly Average Joe. And the view from down there is violent, absurd and, above all, thrilling from first page to last.

Biomaterials, Artificial Organs and Tissue Engineering

Biomaterials  Artificial Organs and Tissue Engineering

Author : L Hench,J. Jones
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2005-09-27
Category : Science
ISBN : 9781845690861

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Book Biomaterials, Artificial Organs and Tissue Engineering Description/Summary:

Maintaining quality of life in an ageing population is one of the great challenges of the 21st Century. This book summarises how this challenge is being met by multi-disciplinary developments of specialty biomaterials, devices, artificial organs and in-vitro growth of human cells as tissue engineered constructs. Biomaterials, Artificial Organs and Tissue Engineering is intended for use as a textbook in a one semester course for upper level BS, MS and Meng students. The 25 chapters are organized in five parts: Part one provides an introduction to living and man-made materials for the non-specialist; Part two is an overview of clinical applications of various biomaterials and devices; Part three summarises the bioengineering principles, materials and designs used in artificial organs; Part four presents the concepts, cell techniques, scaffold materials and applications of tissue engineering; Part five provides an overview of the complex socio-economic factors involved in technology based healthcare, including regulatory controls, technology transfer processes and ethical issues. Comprehensive introduction to living and man-made materials Looks at clinical applications of various biomaterials and devices Bioengineering principles, materials and designs used in artificial organs are summarised

Doom

Doom

Author : Natalie Zina Walschots
Publisher : Insomniac Press
Release : 2012
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9781554830770

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Book Doom Description/Summary:

DOOM: Love Poems for Supervillains is an edgy and erotic investigation of comic book bad boys. These poems employ a language that is highly technical and dense, but it becomes witty, intimate and even tender in its specificity. These poems address the results of abuses of power and taken together present a case study in the pathology of villainy. Praise for Thumbscrews: "Natalie Zina Walschots [is] a writer who engages with the aesthetics of sadomasochism in order to generate elegant, sensual poetry that writhes inside the shackles of its own linguistic constraint... [she] treats each poem as a miniature, theatrical tableau--a 'passion play, ' in which she forces language to submit to her will, beating its grammar into a stupor of ecstatic nonsense."--Christian Bok, The Poetry Foundation

Designing Disney

Designing Disney

Author : John Hench
Publisher : Disney Editions
Release : 2003-10-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 0786854065

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Book Designing Disney Description/Summary:

Designing Disney sets into history and puts into context the extraordinary contributions of John Hench, who, at the age of 94, still comes into his office at Imagineering each day. His principles of theme park design, character design, and use of color have made him a legendary figure, not only for Disney fans but also for students and aficionados of architecture, engineering, and design. Designing Disney reveals the magic behind John's great discoveries and documents his groundbreaking work in several key areas, including the values, attitudes, aesthetics, and logic that went into the original design concepts for Disney theme parks. Hench details the essence and various meanings of colors and how they work in the parks, and lets the reader in on how and why of the Disney character's inherent popularity-their timeless human traits, archetypal shapes and gestures that suggest their qualities graphically, and their emotional resonance in our lives.

Ceramic Processing Before Firing

Ceramic Processing Before Firing

Author : University of Florida
Publisher : Wiley-Interscience
Release : 1978-01-23
Category : Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN : STANFORD:36105030302470

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Book Ceramic Processing Before Firing Description/Summary:

Provides a systematic scientific basis for understanding and controlling the processing of powders and ceramic bodies. Applies a wide range of analytical tools for characterizing agglomerate features throughout the processing steps. Contains electron and optical micrographs and discusses the improvement of product reliability, reduction of costs, and energy and environmental concerns.

Boing-Boing the Bionic Cat

Boing Boing the Bionic Cat

Author : Larry Hench
Publisher : Can of Worms Kids Press
Release : 2004-05-31
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 190487200X

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Book Boing-Boing the Bionic Cat Description/Summary:

The story of how Daniel--who loves cats but it very allergic to their fur--has a bionic cat built for him by his neighbor and engineer, Professor George. Boing-Boing is just like a real cat, but with fiber-optic fur, computer-controlled joints, electronic eyes, and ceramic-sensor whiskers.

Super Adjacent

Super Adjacent

Author : Crystal Cestari
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release : 2020-03-17
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9781368044417

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Book Super Adjacent Description/Summary:

In this fresh new take on the world of superheroes, explore what it's like to be the non-super half of a dynamic duo. Spoiler alert: it's not easy being super-adjacent. Claire has always wanted to work with superheroes, from collecting Warrior Nation cards as a kid to drafting "What to Say to a Hero" speeches in her diary. Now that she's landed a coveted internship with the Chicago branch of Warrior Nation, Claire is ready to prove she belongs, super or not. But complicating plans is the newest WarNat hero, Girl Power (aka Joy), who happens to be egotistical and self-important . . . and pretty adorable. Bridgette, meanwhile, wants out of WarNat. After years of dating the famous Vaporizer (aka Matt), she's sick of playing second, or third, or five-hundredth fiddle to all the people-in-peril in the city of Chicago. Of course, once Bridgette meets Claire—who's clearly in need of a mentor and wingman—giving up WarNat becomes slightly more complicated. It becomes a lot morecomplicated when Joy, Matt, and the rest of the heroes go missing, leaving only Claire and Bridgette to save the day. In this fresh and funny take on the world of supers, author Crystal Cestari spotlights what it's like to be the seemingly non-super half of a dynamic duo with banter-filled romance and bold rescues perfect for readers seeking a great escape.

The Johannes Hench Family in America

The Johannes Hench Family in America

Author : Lee Owen Hench,Bernard Lyle Hench,Harry Wayne Lenig
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1981
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : WISC:89062877535

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An Introduction to Bioceramics

An Introduction to Bioceramics

Author : Larry L Hench
Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
Release : 2013-05-06
Category : Medical
ISBN : 9781908977175

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Book An Introduction to Bioceramics Description/Summary:

This is the second edition of the classic book An Introduction to Bioceramics which provides a comprehensive overview of all types of ceramic and glass materials that are used in medicine and dentistry. The enormous growth of the field of bioceramics is due to the recognition by the medical and dental community of the importance of bioactive materials to stimulate repair and regeneration of tissues. This edition includes 21 new chapters that document the science and especially the clinical applications of the new generation of bioceramics in the field of tissue regeneration and repair. Important socioeconomic factors influencing the economics and availability of new medical treatments are covered with updates on regulatory procedures for new biomaterials, methods for technology transfer and ethical issues. The book contains 42 chapters that offer the only comprehensive treatment of the science, technology and clinical applications of all types of bioceramic materials used in medicine and dentistry. Each chapter is written by leaders in their specialized fields and is a thorough review of the subject matter, unlike many conference proceedings. All chapters have been edited to reflect the same writing style, making the book an easy read. The completeness of treatment of all types of bioceramics and their clinical applications makes the book unique in the field and invaluable to all readers.

Imperial College Inaugural Lectures in Materials Science and Materials Engineering

Imperial College Inaugural Lectures in Materials Science and Materials Engineering

Author : Don W. Pashley
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2001
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9781860941061

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Book Imperial College Inaugural Lectures in Materials Science and Materials Engineering Description/Summary:

This volume contains six important articles in materials science and materials engineering, based upon inaugural lectures given by professors at Imperial College, London. Each author deals with an area of work in which he has been involved over a period of years, and gives a personal account, partly historical, of the main features and importance of his subject. The topics covered include: the strength and deformation of metals, the brittle behaviour of ceramics, electrical materials, biomaterials, friction and lubrication, and modern engineering adhesives.

Sol-Gel Silica

Sol Gel Silica

Author : Larry L. Hench
Publisher : William Andrew
Release : 1998-12-31
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9780815519089

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Book Sol-Gel Silica Description/Summary:

A unique perspective of twentieth century research and development in materials science. It summarizes the fifteen years of sol-gel silica processing research leading to the commercial development of bioactive gel-glasses for medical applications. It demonstrates the combined use of quantum mechanical molecular modeling and spectroscopy to solve environmental stability problems. A final chapter addresses the topic of Technology Transfer - how to transfer technology from the laboratory to a profitable commercial enterprise using examples from various chapters in the book.