Ack-Ack Macaque (Ack-Ack Macaque, Book 1) by Gareth L. Powell

By Gareth L. Powell

In 1944, as waves of German ninjas parachute into Kent, Britain's most sensible hopes for victory lie with a Spitfire pilot codenamed 'Ack-Ack Macaque.' the difficulty is, Ack-Ack Macaque is a cynical, one-eyed, cigar-chomping monkey, and he's beginning to doubt every thing, together with his personal life. A century later, in a global the place France and nice Britain merged within the overdue Nineteen Fifties and nuclear-powered Zeppelins circle the globe, ex-journalist Victoria Valois reveals herself drawn right into a lethal online game of cat and mouse with the fellow who butchered her husband and stole her digital soul. in the meantime, in Paris, after playing an unlawful break-in at a examine laboratory, the inheritor to the British throne is going at the run. And all of the whereas, the doomsday clock ticks in the direction of Armageddon.

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Technicality A few weeks later, a visit to two museums, first the Crafts Council Gallery and then the Design Museum in London, was to enter two exciting but separate worlds. In the Crafts Council Gallery, most of the exhibits were by women while the bulk of what was on display in the Design Museum were machined objects by men. To put it baldly, it appeared that the term ‘design’ was reserved for objects that men liked creating – largely machined objects – while the term ‘craft’ was bestowed on handcrafted work, much of it as far as the Gallery was concerned textile crafts, an area dominated by women.

Of the 29 people remaining – a massive 73% of those interviewed – all thought that there were differences between the visual creations of men and women. Interestingly, many of the differences discussed echoed differences identified in the studies comparing children’s and young people’s drawings. So common themes related to the male and female use of straight vs. round lines; their relative emphasis on three-dimensionality and functionality and in terms of underpinning themes, the depiction of males vs.

The first, by Kerschensteiner in Germany in 1905, compared boys’ and girls’ drawings and produced the interesting finding that boys’ drawings were more realistic than the girls’. Then, the Japanese study headed by Iijima in 2001 found that the boys were more likely than the girls to draw motifs arranged in piles, three-dimensionally or from a bird’s eye view (more on these studies below). So, while the boys favoured the realistic portrayals of objects, the girls preferred less realism, and favoured organising subjects in rows.

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