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- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99
A revealing look at the shows that helped TV emerge as the signature art form of the twenty-first century In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the landscape of television began an unprecedented transformation. While the networks continued to chase the lowest common denominator, a wave of new shows on cable channels dramatically stretched television?s... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, a wave of TV shows, first on premium cable channels like HBO and then basic cable networks like FX and AMC, dramatically stretched television's inventiveness, emotional resonance and ambition. Shows such as The Wire, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Mad Men, Deadwood, The Shield tackled issues of life and death, love... more...
- Running Press 2014; US$ 60.00
Colossal. Stupendous. Epic. These adjectives, used by movie companies to hawk their wares, became clichés long ago. When used to describe the films of one director, they are accurate. More than any filmmaker in the history of the medium, Cecil B. DeMille mastered the art of the spectacle. In the process, he became a filmland founder. One hundred... more...
- Sams Publishing 2001; US$ 29.99
Building on an overview of the basic architecture of the .Net framework, Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET in 24 Hours guides the reader through ASP.NET's basic structure, function and working syntax (data types, operators, functions, web forms etc). The unique approach exposes and explains Visual Basic.NET examples. Then, the programmer is walked through... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 154.95
The essays in this volume, provided by experts in various different scholarly disciplines, scrutinize how the Anglo-Saxon past continued to be re-used and recycled throughout the longue durée of the twelfth century, as opposed to the early decades that are usually covered. The volume deals with a range of historical, linguistic, legal, artistic,... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 119.00
Evidence suggests that the roles of essential fatty acids as growth promoters and as indices of health and nutrition are fundamentally similar in freshwater and marine ecosystems. This book discusses the flow of lipids from lower to higher trophic levels, up to and including humans. more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 75.00
A cutting-edge look at the endowment model of investing Many larger endowments and foundations have adopted a broadly diversified asset allocation strategy with only a small amount of traditional U.S. equities and bonds. This technique, known as the "endowment model of investing," has demonstrated consistent long-term performance and attracted the... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 73.95
Grouse?an ecologically important group of birds that include capercaillie, prairie chickens, and ptarmigan?are distributed throughout the forests, grasslands, and tundra of Europe, Asia, and North America. Today, many grouse populations are in decline, and the conservation and management of these charismatic birds is becoming a global concern. This... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95
Known widely in Europe as "interpretive narrative archaeology," the practice of using creative methods to interpret and present current knowledge of the past is gaining popularity in North America. This book is the first compilation of international case studies of the various artistic methods used in this new form of education—one that makes... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 34.95
Another South is an anthology of poetry from contemporary southern writers who are working in forms that are radical, innovative, and visionary. Highly experimental and challenging in nature, the poetry in this volume, with its syntactical disjunctions, formal revolutions, and typographic playfulness, represents the direction of a new breed of... more...