Star tortoises are without a doubt some of the most attractive tortoises on the planet, with beautiful yellow and black ´´star´´ patterns on their shells. As captives, they require a watchful eye and warm, dry conditions to thrive. Captive-hatched offspring are becoming increasingly abailable from tortoise breeding programs. These tortoises are not only enlarging the population of Star tortoises, they are allowing hobbyists to share their lives with these marvelous tortoises. In this book, expert tortoise breeder Jerry Fife presents insights into the captive care and breeding of Indian Star tortoises, Sri Lankan Star tortoises, and the rare Burmese Star tortoise, which is currently listed as one of the world´s 25 most threatened turtles. This book contains detailed information on indoor and outdoor enclosures, proper feeding and nutrition, breeding, egg incubation, care of young tortoises, and health information for all levels of keepers. Included is an interesting chapter on the lives of these tortoises in nature with insights from Anslem de Silva, an expert herpetologist who is intimately familiar with these amazing tortoises.
The homes of the discerning Hollywood stars, from Grouch Marx to Leonardo DiCaprio This book looks at the intersection of celebrity and design, through the case of twenty-five houses designed by great architects for their informed, trend-setting, and extremely famous clients, in Southern California. Included are gorgeous photos of the houses as well as little seen informal portraits of the stars and wonderfully detailed texts that tell the story of these members of the glitterati, touching on film, fashion, architecture, and the everyday lives of legends. Hollywood Modern spans the modern era, from moderne homes of the 1930s, through mid-century modern designs, to the present day. Hollywood Modern touches on the many moods of modernism. From Ed Niles ´´Johnny Carson House´´ in Malibu, which creates a ficus tree forest that extends from the garden directly into the house, to the machine-age austerity of Richard Neutra´s ´´Von Sternberg House,´´ (later owned by The Fountainhead author Ayn Rand), to A. Quincy Jones´ crisply, elegantly ultramodern Gary Cooper House in Holmby Hills, these houses edit, rearrange and direct our point of view much like the carefully composed version of reality we see in motion pictures. These different styles co-exist as modernism and stand in distinct contrast to the Mediterranean villas and Spanish Colonial manses of early Hollywood.
The definitive guide to dimensional design for your data warehouse Learn the best practices of dimensional design. Star Schema: The Complete Reference offers in-depth coverage of design principles and their underlying rationales. Organized around design concepts and illustrated with detailed examples, this is a step-by-step guidebook for beginners and a comprehensive resource for experts. This all-inclusive volume begins with dimensional design fundamentals and shows how dimensional design fits into diverse data warehouse architectures, including those of W.H. Inmon and Ralph Kimball. The book progresses through a series of advanced techniques that help you address real-world complexity, maximize performance, and adapt to the requirements of BI and ETL software products. You are furnished with design tasks and deliverables that can be incorporated into any project, regardless of architecture or methodology. Master the fundamentals of star schema design and slow change processing Identify situations that call for multiple stars or cubes Ensure compatibility across subject areas as your data warehouse grows Accommodate repeating attributes, recursive hierarchies, and poor data quality Support conflicting requirements for historic data Handle variation within a business process and correlation of disparate activities Boost performance using derived schemas and aggregates Learn when it s appropriate to adjust designs for BI and ETL tools
Navigate the Star Wars universe as you never have before with this fully illustrated, full-color guide that maps the entire galaxy. You know the planets-from Alderaan and Corellia to Tatooine and Zonama Sekot-and the star systems, from the Deep Core to the Outer Rim. But now, for the first time, you can pinpoint their locations and chart the travels of your favorite characters through the vast reaches of space. Star Wars: The Essential Atlas is a galaxy-spanning trove of vital statistics and information ranging from the astronomical and geographical (´´Systems, Sectors, Oversectors, and Regions´´) to the historical and political (´´The Sith Empire´´ and ´´The Great Hyperspace War´´). Encompassing the entire Star Wars canon, including all the films, and the Clone Wars television series, plus the novels, comic books, video games, and more, this volume is packed with dozens of detailed maps and charts, as well as pertinent data and accompanying facts on - the Empire: its length and breadth, political regions, populations, trade routes, major attractions, and trouble spots - the Clone Wars: the trajectory of this decisive conflict across the universe, data on key battles and major Loyalist and Separatist worlds - the adventures of Han Solo: the heroic rogue´s exploits throughout the galaxy-including his captaincy of the Millennium Falcon and his first, fateful meeting with Chewbacca-before his life-changing alliance with Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi - the Sith Wars: the progression of the universal clash between the ancient Jedi Order, their dark side counterparts, and the Mandalorian warriors who fought against both orders - and much, much more From Hutt Space to the Unknown Regions, from the Knights of the Old Republic and Episode I to the Fate of the Jedi and Legacy era, Star Wars: The Essential Atlas is the ultimate gateway to space fantasy´s most brilliantly imagined and endlessly intriguing galaxy.
Made from recycled Hibiscus straw the sunny Jula basket is detailed with rows multi coloured beads and thread front and back. Finished with pom pom tassel, it’s a perfect for throwing in beach towels and sun essentials. Colour: Multi Height: 30cm Width: 37cm Depth: 17cm Handle Drop: 20cm
Originally designed as an escort for larger Star Destroyers, the smaller Gladiator-class Star Destroyer measures roughly five-hundred meters and proved most effective as a long-range patrol ship deployed to the fringes of the galaxy. There, its brutal armament of turbolasers, concussion missiles, laser cannons, and TIE squadrons allowed it to quickly subjugate any local opposition to the Galactic Empire.The Gladiator-class Star Destroyer Expansion Pack for Star Wars: Armada introduces one detailed and pre-painted miniature that the expansions two ship cards allow you to add to your fleet as either a Gladiator I or Gladiator II. Youll also find all the command dials and tokens that you need to bring your Star Destroyer to battle, along with ten upgrade cards that can enhance its attacks, allow it to move between attacks, and improve its accuracy.
X-Wing is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space combat throughout its several included scenarios. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission! The X-Wing starter set includes everything you need to begin your battles, such as scenarios, cards, and fully assembled and painted ships. What´s more, X-Wing´s quick-to-learn ruleset establishes the foundation for a system that can be expanded with your favorite ships and characters from the Star Wars universe.
Gather your friends and prepare for adventure in the Star Wars galaxy! Whether youre new to roleplaying games or just new to Edge of the Empire, the Beginner Game is the perfect starting point.The Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game features a complete, learn-as-you-go adventure. Pre-generated character folios keep rules right at the your fingertips, while custom dice and an exciting narrative gameplay system make every roll into a story. Detailed rules provide for hours of entertainment as you create your own adventures and tell your own tales of a galaxy far, far away!The Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game is a complete standalone experience for 3-5 novice roleplayers
A leading toy expert presents this authoritative guide to vintage Star Wars action toys, accessories, creatures, playsets and vehicles that contains detailed color images and information on variations and values. Original.
Bailey McMillan´s life is a mess. The general public blames him for his former employer´s nuclear pollution, resulting in professional disgrace. Humiliated, he takes a job as an editor at a science magazine run by his best friend, John. That part isn´t so bad; Bailey is fond of John, who seems to find Bailey´s abrasive nature amusing. Unfortunately, working for John also leads to writing an astrology column in exchange for getting free rein in some op-ed articles, and then being sued over one. The (totally coincidental) accuracy of the column offers opportunity for further professional disgrace if anyone discovers its author. And then Bailey digs himself a little deeper. In an attempt to prove astrology is bogus, he agrees to an experiment to date someone from each star sign. As if that weren´t bad enough, Bailey´s got a stupid crush on John, who stubbornly insists on a detailed breakdown of every date, bad and otherwise. Bailey´s luck has to improve sometime, right? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter B. Brooke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030968/bk_acx0_030968_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.