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  • Disney Villains: The Essential Guide

    Glenn Dakin

    Hardcover (DK CHILDREN, Sept. 6, 2004)
    Reflecting on the themes of adventure and suspense in both classic and new Disney films, a unique reference is packed with colorful illustrations, annotated drawings, and lively text about the villains everyone loves to hate, from Captain Hook to Cruela De Vil.
  • Disney Villains The Essential Guide

    Glenn Dakin, Victoria Saxon

    Hardcover (DK Children, Sept. 8, 2020)
    Meet the villains we all love to hate!The essential guide to more than 50 of the most villainous Disney and Disney Pixar movie characters.What makes Cruella De Vil so cruel?Why is Scar jealous of his brother Mufasa?Who are the troublesome toys at Sunnyside Daycare?© 2020 Disney
  • The LEGO® Batman Movie: The Essential Guide: Characters, Vehicles, Locations


    Hardcover (DK Children, Dec. 27, 2016)
    The perfect companion to LEGO Batman's first solo movie, The LEGO® Batman™ Movie: The Essential Guide showcases the full range of exciting LEGO Batman sets and minifigures that will be released to tie in with the film's release. Heroes, villains, vehicles, and locations are all explored in classic DK style, with lively and informative nonfiction text to annotate and expand upon lavish reference images of LEGO Batman sets and scenes from the movie.Copyright © 2017 DC Comics. THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE © & ™ DC Comics, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., & The LEGO Group. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure and the Brick and Knob configurations are trademarks and/or copyrights of The LEGO group. © 2017 The LEGO Group. BATMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics. All rights reserved. (s17)
  • Shrek: The Essential Guide

    DK Publishing

    Hardcover (DK CHILDREN, April 7, 2004)
    Discover all there is to know about the world's most lovable ogre in this colorful and hilarious visual guide to the Shrek fairy-tale universe. Writer Steven Cole captures the wacky sense of humor from both films in original descriptions of Shrek, Donkey, Fiona, Dragon, and all the other funny and exciting characters, settings, and situations from Shrek and Shrek 2.
  • Monsters University: The Essential Guide

    DK Publishing

    Hardcover (DK Children, May 14, 2013)
    Published to coincide with the release of Disney•Pixar's Monsters University, the fun and exciting new prequel to Monsters, Inc.! Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn't always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. Monsters University unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. Featuring colorful stills from the movie and detailed character images, Monsters University: The Essential Guide is the perfect companion for any young fan!
  • Disney Animals Essential Guide

    Glenn Dakin

    Hardcover (DK CHILDREN, July 17, 2006)
    From Dumbo and Simba to the 101 Dalmatians, Disney's collection of beloved animal characters is presented together in a beautifully illustrated guide that features in-depth character profiles, cutaway artwork, and scenes from the animals' films.
  • The Essential Guide to Telecommunications

    Annabel Z. Dodd

    Paperback (Prentice Hall, April 28, 2019)
    “Annabel Dodd has cogently untangled the wires and switches and technobabble of the telecommunications revolution and explained how the introduction of the word ‘digital’ into our legislative and regulatory lexicon will affect consumers, companies and society into the next millennium.” – United States Senator Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts; Member, U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet “Annabel Dodd has a unique knack for explaining complex technologies in understandable ways. This latest revision of her book covers the rapid changes in the fields of broadband, cellular, and streaming technologies; newly developing 5G networks; and the constant changes happening in both wired and wireless networks. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the rapidly evolving world of telecommunications in the 21st century!” – David Mash, Retired Senior Vice President for Innovation, Strategy, and Technology, Berklee College of Music Completely updated for current trends and technologies, The Essential Guide to Telecommunications, Sixth Edition, is the world’s top-selling, accessible guide to the fast-changing global telecommunications industry. Writing in easy-to-understand language, Dodd demystifies today’s most significant technologies, standards, architectures, and trends. She introduces leading providers worldwide, explains where they fit in the marketplace, and reveals their key strategies. New topics covered in this edition include: LTE Advanced and 5G wireless, modern security threats and countermeasures, emerging applications, and breakthrough techniques for building more scalable, manageable networks. Gain a practical understanding of modern cellular, Wi-Fi, Internet, cloud, and carrier technologies Discover how key technical, business, and regulatory innovations are changing the industry See how streaming video, social media, cloud computing, smartphones, and the Internet of Things are transforming networks Explore growing concerns about security and privacy, and review modern strategies for detecting and mitigating network breaches Learn how Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) add intelligence to networks, enabling automation, flexible configurations, and advanced networks Preview cutting-edge, telecom-enabled applications and gear–from mobile payments to drones Whether you’re an aspiring network engineer looking for a broad understanding of the industry, or a salesperson, marketer, investor, or customer, this indispensable guide provides everything you need to know about telecommunications right now. This new edition is ideal for both self-study and classroom instruction. Register your product for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available.
  • Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell: The Essential Guide

    Beth Landis Hester

    Hardcover (DK Children, Sept. 21, 2009)
    Meet Tinker Bell and her friends Silvermist, Rosetta, Iridessa, Fawn, and all the other fairies of Pixie Hollow! The Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell: The Essential Guide is the first comprehensive guide on the up-and-coming fairies brand from Disney. Learn all about Pixie Hollow, discover the magic of pixie dust, enjoy magical adventures, and uncover the many mysteries of nature through the seasons. With classic DK depth, imagery, and beautiful illustrations, this truly is the essential guide on all things Disney Fairies! ©2009 Disney
  • The Essential Guide to Warfare

    Jason Fry, Paul R. Urquhart

    Paperback (Del Rey, April 3, 2012)
    THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE ULTIMATE INTERGALACTIC BATTLEFIELD Like many a great epic, Star Wars is rooted in a rich history of armed conflict. Now, for the first time, the facts, figures, and fascinating backstories of major clashes and combatants in the vast Star Wars universe have been documented in one fully illustrated volume. Extensively researched and inventively written, Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare combines action-filled narrative with encyclopedic knowledge that: • explores notable military units and groups• traces the development of significant armaments and technologies• profiles key warship classes, ground units, and manufacturers• provides capsule biographies of great military leaders• presents eyewitness troopers’ accounts of combat• plus—enough additional profiles, intel, history, and lore to span the cosmos! Encompassing all of the Star Wars media, including the legendary films, the hit TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the bestselling books, comics, and videogames, and packed with original full-color artwork, Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare is a conquering achievement.
  • Big Hero 6: The Essential Guide

    DK Publishing

    Hardcover (DK Children, Sept. 23, 2014)
    In theaters on November 7, 2014! Big Hero 6 features brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion — a robot named Baymax — Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city. Packed full of fun facts, character profiles, and amazing stills from the movie, Big Hero 6: The Essential Guide is the ultimate guide to Disney's newest hit film.
  • Disney Princess: The Essential Guide

    DK Publishing

    Hardcover (DK Children, Oct. 1, 2012)
    Now with a fresh, new look, and including Disney's most recent princesses: Tiana and Rapunzel! With Disney Princess: The Essential Guide, fans will be able to relive the excitement and charm of their favorite heroines. Chronicling the lives and friends of all the Disney princesses — from Snow White, Cinderella and Belle, to the two newest, Tiana from The Princess and the Frog and Rapunzel from Tangled — this essential guide provides insider knowledge on the princesses and the magical worlds they inhabit. Young readers will delight in the new design, as the beautiful princesses dance off the page — right into happily ever after! © 2012 Disney
  • Disney's Dinosaur! The Essential Guide

    David Lambert

    Hardcover (DK CHILDREN, May 1, 2000)
    This boldly illustrated movie tie-in, enhanced with computer-generated visuals, provides a realistic, comprehensive look at the life and times of the dinosaur.