Author: Ernest D. Giglio
Publisher: Peter Lang
Now in its third edition, Here's Looking at You: Hollywood, Film and Politics examines the tangled relationship between politics and Hollywood, which manifests itself in celebrity involvement in political campaigns and elections, and in the overt and covert political messages conveyed by Hollywood films. The book's findings contradict the film industry's assertion that it is simply in the entertainment business, and examines how, while the majority of Hollywood films are strictly commercial ventures, hundreds of movies - ranging from Birth of a Nation to Capitalism - do indeed contain political messages. This new edition has been updated with new photos and cartoons, and includes two new chapters, one on Afghan-Iraqi war films and the other on the treatment of race and gender in Hollywood films, that are sure to stimulate discussion. Here's Looking at You serves as a basic text for political film courses and as a supplement in American government and film studies courses, and will also appeal to film buffs and people in the film industry.
Author: Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (Seattle, Wash.)
A research-based, mixed-media prevention program focused on the gateway drugs of alcohol, nicotine, and marijuana. Designed to promote healthy norms, increase protective factors, and reduce risk factors that have been correlated with drug use. Developed around three components: giving students current and accurate information, teaching them social skills, and providing opportunities for them to bond with their school, their families, and their community.
Author: Bob Raczka
Publisher: Millbrook Press
Presents fourteen famous artists' self-portraits illustrating their different styles and views of themselves.
Author: Erica Barlow
This wise and witty poem is all about, well, the things that aren't very poetic about having babies. The refreshing rise of the scummy vs the yummy mummy has never felt more alive, as depicted here in bouncing verse and the author's beautiful full-colour illustrations.
Author: Alex Bellos
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Too often math gets a bad rap, characterized as dry and difficult. But, Alex Bellos says, "math can be inspiring and brilliantly creative. Mathematical thought is one of the great achievements of the human race, and arguably the foundation of all human progress. The world of mathematics is a remarkable place." Bellos has traveled all around the globe and has plunged into history to uncover fascinating stories of mathematical achievement, from the breakthroughs of Euclid, the greatest mathematician of all time, to the creations of the Zen master of origami, one of the hottest areas of mathematical work today. Taking us into the wilds of the Amazon, he tells the story of a tribe there who can count only to five and reports on the latest findings about the math instinct—including the revelation that ants can actually count how many steps they’ve taken. Journeying to the Bay of Bengal, he interviews a Hindu sage about the brilliant mathematical insights of the Buddha, while in Japan he visits the godfather of Sudoku and introduces the brainteasing delights of mathematical games. Exploring the mysteries of randomness, he explains why it is impossible for our iPods to truly randomly select songs. In probing the many intrigues of that most beloved of numbers, pi, he visits with two brothers so obsessed with the elusive number that they built a supercomputer in their Manhattan apartment to study it. Throughout, the journey is enhanced with a wealth of intriguing illustrations, such as of the clever puzzles known as tangrams and the crochet creation of an American math professor who suddenly realized one day that she could knit a representation of higher dimensional space that no one had been able to visualize. Whether writing about how algebra solved Swedish traffic problems, visiting the Mental Calculation World Cup to disclose the secrets of lightning calculation, or exploring the links between pineapples and beautiful teeth, Bellos is a wonderfully engaging guide who never fails to delight even as he edifies. Here’s Looking at Euclid is a rare gem that brings the beauty of math to life.
Author: Mhairi McFarlane
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
What happens when the one that got away comes back? Find out in this sparkling comedy from #1 bestseller, Mhairi McFarlane.
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Facts101 is your complete guide to Heres Looking at You. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Author: Fran Krause
"We all have strange, irrational fears from seeing ghosts in the bedroom mirror to being sucked into a mall escalator or finding yourself miles below the ocean s surface on the deck of a sunken ship. In Deep Dark Fears, animator, illustrator, and cartoonist Fran Krause brings these fears to life in 101 vividly illustrated comics inspired by his wildly popular web comic and based on real fears submitted by online readers. Deep Dark Fears explores our gruesome, hilarious, and bizarre anxieties, revealing a primal part of our humanity and highlighting both our idiosyncrasies and our similarities. This devilishly humorous guide explores our drive to experience and share the wonders of the world and the dangers lurking around every corner."
Author: Alyce Orr
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
From reptiles to mammals, from an ape to a tree, "Here's Looking At You" is some great poetry. With a focus on animals you can find in a zoo, The poems in this book are all just for you! Teaching a reader to learn a little bit more, About zoos and their animals, than they knew before. So don't think twice about opening this book, Take a minute, take a seat, and take a good look! There are facts and laughs and other things beside. All these things and more are waiting inside. "Here's Looking At You" is written oh so uniquely, And its topics, though varied, are conveyed so completely. The book is essentially a collection of cries for help from the animals. It is meant to remind people that we share this earth with others, and that without them, we would not be. Serving to identify the job of a zookeeper, which is not a job but a passion, it also brings to light the importance of the volunteer, as well as grasping the attention of the public. "Here's Looking At You" will hopefully make readers realize not only the importance of our animal kingdom, but the connection we have with them. A portion of the profits from this book is being donated to an animal facility.