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August
In the Blink of an Eye - Walter Murch, Francis Ford CoppolaIn the Blink of an Eye is celebrated film editor Walter Murch's vivid, multifaceted, thought-provoking essay on film editing. Starting with what might be the most basic editing question - Why do cuts work? - Murch treats the reader to a wonderful ride through the aesthetics and practical concerns of cutting film. Along the way, he offers his unique insights on such subjects as continuity and discontinuity in editing, dreaming, and reality; criteria for a good cut; the blink of the eye as an emotional cue; digital editing; and much more. In this second edition, Murch reconsiders and completely
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August
Film Art: An Introduction (Seventh Edition) - David Bordwell, Kristin ThompsonThis fourth edition is a revision of the successful introduction to film appreciation and aesthetics. It begins with an overview of film production, moves on to a consideration of the formal elements and techniques, covers film criticism and concludes with a brief section highlighting the key moments in film history. Illustrated with over 500 frame enlargements, many in colour, "Film Art" has been updated to include analysis of some of the most interesting films of recent years including "Raging Bull" and "Desperately Seeking Susan".
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August
Geohazards Natural and Human - Nicholas K. CochThe first full-colour book on the market and the only text to thoroughly cover both geologic hazards and environmental problems. Extremely current and up-to-date coverage of volcanoes, earthquakes, flooding, landslides along with separate chapters on pollution, surface water, ground water, landslides, subsidence/ collapse, air pollution, and comprehensive four-chapter treatment of coastal zones. Unique full-color art program. Contains a wealth of instructive photographs and illustrations to engage students and bring the material to life. Offers many conceptual diagrams on hazard processes never
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August
New Queer Cinema: Beyond the Celluloid Closet - Robin GriffithsThis is a timely and comprehensive introduction to one of the most "cutting-edge" film movements of the 1990s. Tracing its impact on representations of gender and sexuality in both independent and mainstream cinema culture, this volume explores how lesbian, gay, and queer filmmaking radically reclaimed or subverted the negative stereotypes, genres, and narratives of the past, envisioning an unapologetic and irreverent new horizon beyond hetero-normative politics, pleasure, and identity. Films include: "Poison" (1991), "My Own Private Idaho" (1991), and "The Living End" (1992).
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August
Unraveling The Origins Controversy - David A. DewittAnswers many of the most challenging questions in the origins debate. Dr. DeWitt clears up the confusion about creation and evolution by distinguishing fact from interpretation. He exposes underlying assumptions and evidence on both sides of this contentious debate from a consistent Biblical worldview. Using scientific evidence and Scripture, he presents a positive, compelling case for a creation perspective.
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August
Remote Sensing in Archaeology - James WisemanArchaeology has been transformed by technology that allows one to see below the surface of the earth. This work illustrates the uses of advanced technology in archaeological investigation. It deals with hand-held instruments that probe the subsurface of the earth to unveil layering and associated sites; underwater exploration and photography of submerged sites and artifacts; and the utilization of imaging from aircraft and spacecraft to reveal the regional setting of archaeological sites and to assist in cultural resource management.
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August
The Color Purple - Alice WalkerThe Color Purple is a 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker which won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction. It was later adapted into a film and musical of the same name. Taking place mostly in rural Georgia, the story focuses on the life of women of color in the southern United States in the 1930s, addressing numerous issues including their exceedingly low position in American social culture. The novel has been the frequent target of censors and appears on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of
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August
Stern's Introductory Plant Biology - James Bidlack, Shelley JanskyThis introductory text assumes little prior scientific knowledge on the part of the student. It includes sufficient information for some shorter introductory botany courses open to both majors and nonmajors, and is arranged so that certain sections can be omitted without disrupting the overall continuity of the course. Stern emphasizes current interests while presenting basic botanical principles.