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  • Ordnungswidrigkeitenby Schmiedt Helmut; Wyss Eva L.; Diekmannshenke Hajo; Arend Helga; Schmiedt Helmut; Neuhaus Stefan; Schaffers Uta; Liebert Wolf-Andreas

    Tectum Verlag 2015; Not Available

    Es gibt literarische Werke und Filme, in denen die Verletzung der Alltagslogik und die Missachtung der natürlichen Gesetze zum Programm gehören: In Märchen und Fabeln können Tiere sprechen, in Abenteuergeschichten überschreiten die Leistungen der Helden das eigentlich Menschenmögliche, in Science-Fiction-Produktionen werden unendlich weite Reisen unternommen,... more...

  • Simultaneous Worldsby Jennifer L. Feeley; Sarah Ann Wells

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Since the 1927 release of Fritz Lang?s pioneer film  Metropolis , science fiction cinema has largely been regarded a Western genre. In Simultaneous Worlds , Jennifer L. Feeley and Sarah Ann Wells showcase authors who challenge this notion by focusing on cinemas and cultures, from Cuba to North Korea, not traditionally associated with science fiction.... more...

  • When Clowns Attackby Chuck Sambuchino

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2015; US$ 14.99 US$ 10.99

    THEY?RE COMING FOR YOU   Coulrophobia--the fear of clowns--is very real and for good reason. You might think these red-nosed jokers are creepy, sure, but certainly not dangerous. You?d be wrong. Clowns never reveal their real names, and dress to obscure their identities. The rules of civilized society don't apply to them (what other stranger could... more...

  • Hollywood Death and Scandal Sitesby E. J. Fleming

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    For more than a century, people have been drawn to sites of tragedy involving the rich, beautiful and notorious of Hollywood. Tourists at the center of the movie universe flock to Rudolph Valentino's grave, the house where Marilyn Monroe died, the "O.J. murders" condo, the hotel where John Belushi overdosed, a myriad of haunted mansions.... more...

  • Customs in Commonby E. P. Thompson

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 22.95

    Customs in Common is the remarkable sequel to E.P. Thompson?s influential, landmark volume of social history, The Making of the English Working Class . The product of years of research and debate, Customs in Common describes the complex culture from which working class institutions emerged in Englanda panoply of traditions and customs that the... more...

  • Analysing Exemplary Science Teachingby Steve Alsop; Larry Bencze; Erminia Pedretti

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 44.00

    Through a celebration of teaching and research, this book explores exemplary practice in science education and fuses educational theory and classroom practice in unique ways. Analysing Exemplary Science Teaching brings together twelve academics, ten innovative teachers and three exceptional students in a conversation about teaching and learning. Teachers... more...

  • The Best Political Cartoons of the Year 2007 Edition (Adobe Readers)by Daryl Cagle; Brian Fairrington

    Pearson Education 2006; US$ 13.99

    Political cartoons convey ideas with a power and impact that could never be achieved with words; they tell our history as it is shouted from newspaper editorial pages, recording our feelings as America responds to the news of the day. Political cartoons have an impressive history from Ben Franklin's cartoons through hundreds of years and scores of... more...

  • The Fashionista Filesby Karen Robinovitz; Melissa De La Cruz

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    A fashionista is a girl who always looks current and cutting edge, even when her clothes are vintage 1975. A fashionista can tell her Pucci from her Gucci and her Blahniks from her Choos, but she?s as comfortable in Kmart as she is in Chanel. She wears what she likes and always looks fantastic. She?s a clothing chameleon: a sharp tweed suit and ladylike... more...

  • Seriously Funnyby Gerald Nachman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 29.95

    The comedians of the 1950s and 1960s were a totally different breed of relevant, revolutionary performer from any that came before or after, comics whose humor did much more than pry guffaws out of audiences. Gerald Nachman presents the stories of the groundbreaking comedy stars of those years, each one a cultural harbinger: ? Mort Sahl, of a new... more...

  • Split-Second Persuasionby Kevin Dutton

    Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 21.00

    It is a special kind of persuasion with an incubation period of just seconds. It is a psychological secret weapon that can instantly disarm even the most discerning mind . . . This is the kind of high-wire psychological espionage which, in the right hands, can dismantle any conflict ? but which in the wrong hands can kill. It is black-belt mind control.... more...