Send in the Clones

Author: Steve L. Barlow,Steve Skidmore

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435214524

Category: College and school drama

Page: 32

View: 8483

"High Impact" offers high-interest books for the full secondary age range to motivate reluctant readers. Grouped into four language levels (reading ages A 6-7, B 7-8, C 8-9 and D 9-10), they gradually develop students' literacy skills and confidence.

Send in the Clones

A Cultural Study of the Tribute Band

Author: Georgina Gregory

Publisher: Equinox


Category: Music

Page: 172

View: 9677

Although musical tributes play a role within contemporary culture, little serious research has been published on the subject. This book contributes to the understanding of the phenomenon of the tribute band by linking it to other types of imitative entertainment.

Media in China

Consumption, Content and Crisis

Author: Stephanie Hemelryk Donald,Yin Hong,Michael Keane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317973364

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 2362

Multinational media companies increasingly look to China as a highly important market for the future, but with what degree of confidence should they do so? Media in China is about a new kind of revolution in China - a revolution in which rapidly commercializing media industries confront slow-changing power relations between political, social and economic spheres. This interdisciplinary collection draws on the expertise of industry professionals, academic experts and cultural critics. It offers a variety of perspectives on audio-visual industries in the world's largest media market. In particular, the contributors examine television, film, music, commercial and political advertising, and new media such as the internet and multimedia. These essays explore evolving audience demographies, new patterns of media reception in regional centres, and the gradual internationalization of media content and foreign investment in China's broadcasting industries. This book will of use to students and professionals involved in media and communication, as well as anyone interested in contemporary China.

Star Trek FAQ 2.0 (Unofficial and Unauthorized)

Everything Left to Know About the Next Generation, the Movies, and Beyond

Author: Mark Clark

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1480355003

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 7103

(FAQ). This book is not endorsed, sponsored, or affiliated with CBS Studios Inc., Paramount Pictures, or the "Star Trek" franchise. In the 1980s and '90s, Star Trek rose from the ash heap of network cancellation and soared to the peak of its popularity with a series of blockbuster feature films and the smash sequel series Star Trek: The Next Generation . Star Trek FAQ 2.0 picks up where the original Star Trek FAQ left off, chronicling the historic comeback of the "failed" series and its emergence as a pop culture touchstone. The book provides accounts of the production of every Star Trek movie (including creator Gene Roddenberry's struggle to retain control of the franchise) and every episode of The Next Generation (and the conflicts that roiled its writing staff). It also offers profiles of the actors, directors, writers, producers, and technicians whose excellence fueled the franchise's success, and explores often overlooked aspects of the Star Trek phenomenon, including unofficial, fan-made productions. Star Trek FAQ 2.0 represents the final frontier of Trek scholarship.

Kiln People

Author: David Brin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429971304

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4919

In a perilous future where disposable duplicate bodies fulfill every legal and illicit whim of their decadent masters, life is cheap. No one knows that better than Albert Morris, a brash investigator with a knack for trouble, who has sent his own duplicates into deadly peril more times than he cares to remember. But when Morris takes on a ring of bootleggers making illegal copies of a famous actress, he stumbles upon a secret so explosive it has incited open warfare on the streets of Dittotown. Dr. Yosil Maharal, a brilliant researcher in artificial intelligence, has suddenly vanished, just as he is on the verge of a revolutionary scientific breakthrough. Maharal's daughter, Ritu, believes he has been kidnapped-or worse. Aeneas Polom, a reclusive trillionaire who appears in public only through his high-priced platinum duplicates, offers Morris unlimited resources to locate Maharal before his awesome discovery falls into the wrong hands. To uncover the truth, Morris must enter a shadowy, nightmare world of ghosts and golems where nothing -and no one-is what they seem, memory itself is suspect, and the line between life and death may no longer exist. David Brin's Kiln People is a 2003 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Entertainment Marketing Revolution

Bringing the Moguls, the Media, and the Magic to the World

Author: Al Lieberman,Patricia Esgate

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780130293503

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 345

View: 4744

Entertainment is now a $500 billion industry that reaches into every corner of human life. The Entertainment Marketing Revolution: Bringing the Moguls, the Media, and the Magic to the World profiles that industry, from film to print, music to theme parks--and shows exactly how to find and reach your market in today's insanely competitive marketplace. Discover the driving forces, key synergies, new opportunities, and advanced marketing techniques today's top companies are riding to success... and learn how to create tomorrow's blockbuster properties, starting today.

Machine Dreams

Economics Becomes a Cyborg Science

Author: Philip Mirowski,Carl E Koch Professor of Economics and Policy Studies and the History and Philosophy of Science Philip Mirowski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521775267

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 655

View: 907

Machine Dreams recounts how the computer has transformed the content of American economics.

A Designer's Guide to Adobe InDesign and XML

Harness the Power of XML to Automate your Print and Web Workflows

Author: James J. Maivald,Cathy Palmer

Publisher: Adobe Press

ISBN: 9780132701402

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 9262

Is this book for programmers? Written specifically for graphic designers and production artists already comfortable working with Adobe InDesign, this book teaches you how to automate publishing without learning a lot of scary code. XML simplifies the process of moving content in and out of your layouts and can speed up any print or Web assignment. Why should I care about XML? If you’re managing data-intensive layout projects, and you want to keep that data consistent, accurate, and up-to-date, then incorporating XML can help. You can also use XML to automate processes like importing text and large numbers of graphics into a layout, or repurposing content from one application to another. Do I need additional plug-ins or special software? You need only the powerful features built into InDesign CS2, CS3 or CS4 to use this book. How will I learn XML? This guide includes nine easy-to-follow projects with downloadable support files. With these hands-on tutorials, you will learn XML in context. By the final project, XML will no longer be a mystery, but a powerful tool you can use to support your company or clients. These real-world projects will teach you: l Business cards: Create a structured layout in InDesign and then import XML. Format text automatically and flow the text into multiple examples. l Product catalog: Learn how to import XML data into a structured layout using nested styles and cloned text. l Direct mail and variable data printing: Use XML and InDesign to create sophisticated direct mail pieces without costly plug-ins or third-party software. l Magazine and newspaper: Build and export magazine-style publications for online distribution. l Web: Transform XML into XHTML to incorporate directly into your Web pages, or use Cascading Style Sheets to instantly format your exported XML.

Summary: Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive

Review and Analysis of Mackay's Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511018306

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 15

View: 6833

The must-read summary of Harvey Mackay's book "Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive: Outsell, Outmanage, Outmotivate and Outnegotiate Your Competition'. This complete summary of the ideas from Harvey Mackay's book "Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive" is based on a simple, but convincing, formula: Determination + Goal-Setting + Concentration = Success. In his book, the author acknowledges that the execution of this formula is more difficult, and requires perseverance, but shows that your chances of success are higher if you follow some logical strategies. This summary provides a crash course on the most vital business elements, such as management, negotiation and salesmanship and shows the reader how to set up value for a product, how to inject your own personality into business and how to deal with the tough prospect. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive" and find out how to always come out on top.

Science in Culture

Author: Peter Louis Galison,Stephen Richards Graubard,Everett Mendelsohn

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412833721

Category: Science

Page: 246

View: 3925

Twenty-five years ago, Gerald Holton's Thematic Origins of Scientific Thought introduced a wide audience to his ideas. Holton argued that from ancient times to the modern period, an astonishing feature of innovative scientific work was its ability to hold, simultaneously, deep and opposite commitments of the most fundamental sort. Over the course of Holton's career, he embraced both the humanities and the sciences. Given this background, it is fitting that the explorations assembled in this volume reflect both individually and collectively Holton's dual roots. In the opening essay, Holton sums up his long engagement with Einstein and his thematic commitment to unity. The next two essays address this concern. In historicized form, Lorraine Daston returns the question of the scientific imagination to the Enlightenment period when both sciences and art feared imagination. Daston argues that the split whereby imagination was valued in the arts and loathed in the sciences is a nineteenth-century divide. James Ackerman on Leonardo da Vinci meshes perfectly with Daston's account, showing a form of imaginative intervention where it is irrelevant to draw analogies between art and science. Historians of religion Wendy Doniger and Gregory Spinner pursue the imagination into the bedroom with literary-theological representations. Science, culture, and the imagination also intersect with biologist Edward Wilson and physicist Steven Weinberg. Both tackle the big question of the unity of knowledge and worldviews from a scientific perspective while art historian Ernst Gombrich does the same from the perspective of art history. To emphasize the nitty-gritty of scientific practice, chemists Bretislav Fredrich and Dudley Herschback provide a remarkable historical tour at the boundary of chemistry and physics. In the concluding essay, historian of education Patricia Albjerg Graham addresses pedagogy head-on. In these various reflections on science, art, literature, philosophy, and education, this volume gives us a view in common: a deep and abiding respect for Gerald Holton's contribution to our understanding of science in culture. Peter Galison is Mallinckrodt Professor of History of Science and of physics at Harvard University. Stephen R. Graubard is editor of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and its journal, Daedalus, and professor of history emeritus at Brown University. Everett Mendelsohn is director of the History of Science Program at Harvard University.

A Journey into Prayer

Pioneers of Prayer in the Laboratory: Agents of Science or Satan?

Author: Bill Sweet

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450045294

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 375

View: 4682

Prayer is a constant mental input into our world. Do we pray for what we need or what we want? Do we pray to heal or to hurt? Terrorists pray. Healers pray. Millions pray. Motivations for prayer are investigated by the Spindrift researchers. One discovery was that non goal-directed prayer--"Thy will be done"--produced different test results than goal-directed prayer. A Journey Into Prayer explores the struggles, triumphs, and persecutions of two spiritual healers, Bruce and John Klingbeil, who developed scientific laboratory tests to investigate the effectiveness of prayer. This father and son team added to the centuries old anecdotal evidence the modern day standard of proof demanded by science and medicine. Spindrift translated some spiritual experiences and religious language into the scientific language and experiments of our times. Spindrift isolated positive and negative effects of prayer. Spindrift ignited spiritual dynamite by asking, "What can we know about prayer scientifically?" Author Bill Sweet weaves with a rare sense of humor this Spindrift adventure and the outrage it sparked. ABOUT A JOURNEY INTO PRAYER One of the most predictable consequences of exploring the bridge between science and religion is that the simple act of questioning authority, on either side of that bridge, is guaranteed to evoke furious emotions in those who believe they already know the "truth." Bill Sweet's Journey into Prayer is the story of a father and son who courageously risked everything to explore the power of prayer, an overview of what they discovered, and a poignant reminder of the risks faced by all true pioneers. --Dean Radin, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Author of The Conscious Universe and Entangled Minds, interviewed in the movie What the Bleep: Down the Rabbit Hole The name Spindrift is synonymous with what at first seems an oxymoron--the scientific study of prayer. This group's ground-breaking work, which has been part of an enormous shift in consciousness, was brought forth at great personal cost--the apparent suicides of the father-son research team. Bill Sweet's meticulous account reads like a mystery--one that may never be solved. But regardless of the tragedy, the Spindrift research is an important part of the bridge between science and Spirit. May all the good these researchers have done return to them as an enduring blessing of peace. --Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., Author, Seven Paths to God and A Woman's Journey to God cofounder and former Director of the Mind-Body Clinic, Harvard Medical School This book describes the work of some original thinkers, supported by over 20 years of meticulous experimental and analytical research of ingenious design. It bears on the nature of prayer and of healing, and of powers of the human mind little appreciated by most people. Because the philosophical background and the experimental work differs from the mainstream, the research and its important implications for all of us has been largely overlooked. Bill Sweet's homely and disarming writing style presents the material in a personal way that is easily accessible to readers of all backgrounds. Read it, enjoy it, and save your judgment until you have finished and pondered it a while. --Theodore Rockwell, nuclear engineer and Author of The Rickover Effect and Creating The New World

A History and Critical Analysis of Blake’s 7, the 1978–1981 British Television Space Adventure

Author: John Kenneth Muir

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476604932

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

View: 7101

Blake’s 7, Terry Nation’s science fiction tale of cosmic freedom fighters, became a hit series in Great Britain when it premiered in 1978. Eight years later, the show quickly became a cult program in America. A dramatization of futuristic outlaw heroes who defend the innocent from both alien and human conquering forces, the series might better be said to be equal parts Robin Hood and The Magnificent Seven. The series defied traditional genre elements of science fiction television, and developed the concept of the continual “story arc” years before such shows as Babylon 5 and Deep Space Nine. This book provides a critical history and episode guide for Blake’s 7, including commentaries for all 52 episodes. Also included are analytical essays on the show, dealing with such topics as themes, imagery and story arc; a consideration of the series as a futuristic Robin Hood myth; cinematography and visual effects; and an overview of Blake’s 7 in books, comics and videos. A detailed appendix lists the genre conventions found in the series. The author also includes information about Blake’s 7 fan clubs and Internet sites.

The Business of Healthcare Innovation

Author: Lawton R. Burns,Lawton Robert Burns

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521838986

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 373

View: 3851

The first wide-ranging analysis of business trends in the manufacturing segment of the health care industry.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 11

Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780337140

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8621

As usual, acclaimed horror anthologist Stephen Jones has chosen the finest short stories and novellas of supernatural and psychological fiction. With the most comprehensive review of the year, useful contact lists, and a fascinating necrology as a bonus, this is one book that every horror fan must have.

Ha! Ha!

Author: Réjean Ducharme

Publisher: Exile Editions, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780920428351

Category: French-Canadian drama

Page: 94

View: 8435


Arguing About Bioethics

Author: Stephen Holland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135692076

Category: Philosophy

Page: 624

View: 5085

Arguing About Bioethics is a fresh and exciting collection of essential readings in bioethics, offering a comprehensive introduction to and overview of the field. Influential contributions from established philosophers and bioethicists, such as Peter Singer, Thomas Nagel, Judith Jarvis Thomson and Michael Sandel, are combined with the best recent work in the subject. Organised into clear sections, readings have been chosen that engage with one another, and often take opposing views on the same question, helping students get to grips with the key areas of debate. All the core issues in bioethics are covered, alongside new controversies that are emerging in the field, including: embryo research selecting children and enhancing humans human cloning using animals for medical purposes organ donation consent and autonomy public health ethics resource allocation developing world bioethics assisted suicide. Each extract selected is clear, stimulating and free from unnecessary jargon. The editor’s accessible and engaging section introductions make Arguing About Bioethics ideal for those studying bioethics for the first time, while more advanced readers will be challenged by the rigorous and thought-provoking arguments presented in the readings.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Marketing, 2nd edition

Author: Sarah White

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144069611X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 1475

From online marketing to old-fashioned word-of-mouth, readers will find a comprehensive update on key marketing basics, as well as such topics as: € Guerilla marketing € Marketing to Boomers and Latinos € Online marketing € Targeted-but-affordable direct mail € Sample marketing plans for several types of small businesses (as well as a couple of larger projects) € Practical, do-it-yourself distribution strategies € Analysis of business segments and trends, and much more.

Fight for Triton

Author: Bobby Alvarez

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 146978971X

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 6831

An unexpected threat from an anonymous enemy: "We Are Returning To Reclaim What Is Rightfully Ours." An ineptly-managed armada versus a megalomaniac-led band of renegades. A surprisingly effective ambush. An incredibly lucky bit of intelligence. Protracted trench warfare. An unbelievable end to hostilities. Fight for Triton describes this conflict. In a very distant future, battling without compassion for entire moons is commonplace. Humanity has extended its reach deep into the solar system and space-borne fighters traverse the heavens in search of battle like bullies on the playground. This is the story of a futuristic fighter squadron and its attempt to defend our planet from one such extraterrestrial attack. There is one significant storytelling twist which makes this tale different than most others: both sides of the battle are told simultaneously, giving both victor and the vanquished their due. In most stories, the reader either sits with the winner and wonders how the losers could be so ignorant or sits with the loser and wonders how the winners could be so lucky. Fight for Triton provides the reader with a detailed picture of both sides of the action, showing that the losers are not completely ignorant, nor the winners simply lucky.

Photoshop 6 Photo-Retouching Secrets

Author: Scott Kelby

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 9780735711464

Category: Computers

Page: 245

View: 7173

Photo Retouching Secrets is not another color correction book, or scanning manual. It covers only one topic: retouching images to make them look better. What type of retouching are we talking about? Thing like: tricks for removing red eye and then recoloring the eye to its natural color tricks for removing the signs of aging how to fix underexposed or overexposed images how to remove spots, rips, and tears In Photo Retouching Secrets you will also learn: how to seamlessly splice images together repair damaged body parts remove unslightly shadows fix some of the other problems that digital cameras can often introduce to photos Photo Retouching Secrets shows you feathering tricks, cropping and straightening tricks to save you time and frustration. If you want nothing but the tips, the tricks, and the secret inside shortcuts to make retouching images easy and fun, this book is the right one.