Description : A series of essays on encounters between Latin Americans and North Americans that offer a framework to determine how foreign people, ideas and institutions were received and appropriated in modern Latin America.
Description : Close Encounters: Communication in Relationships, Second Edition takes a relational approach to the study of interpersonal communication by focusing on issues that are central to describing and understanding close relationships. Although the primary focus is on communication research, this book emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the study of personal relationships by including research from various disciplines such as social psychology and family studies. Organized using a developmental approach, the authors first look at initial interaction and relational escalation, then move on to issues related to maintaining intimate relationships, and finally focus on challenges relational partners face, including relationship endings.
Description : The Richardson era in New Mexico with its Pay to play scenarios has exacted its toll on the judicial system in the state. Being a Republican Candidate for District Court Judge for the Third Judicial District, on the ballot during the same time frame that Democratic Candidates have been alleged to have bought their positions on the Third Judicial District, gives me a unique position to comment on this alleged Pay to play judicial scheme. I have detailed the events that surrounded several elections including the elections during the Richardson era and how they had a direct impact on me.
Description : Currently, science fiction in all its forms is enjoying enormous popular interest. There can be no doubt that science fiction books and films have great influence on the public view of science and scientists. Close Encounters? examines the historical development of science fiction as a genre in books and films, tracing its roots, examining its most common ideas, exploring its relationship to "real" science, and attempting to assess its cultural impact. Discussion focuses on major themes such as time travel, politics, religion, ecology, and disasters. The authors consider the science in science fiction, the images of scientists that science fiction conveys, and some of the political, religious, and social motifs prominent in science fiction. They also discuss pseudo-science and its growing influence on the public perception of science. This fascinating, thought-provoking study should be read by all those interested in how the nature of science and its role in our society is portrayed in science fiction.
Description : A collection of essays addresses the ways in which sexual roles are depicted in science fiction films and includes the complete text of Peter Wollen's film script for "Friendship's Death"
Description : We want intimacy that evokes a loving sense of familiarity, attachment, companionship, devotion and trust—an emotional haven that shelters during rough times with shared confidence, faith and support. Intimacy does not automatically evolve just because we are in love with someone. It takes time, patience and focus. Both partners must be willing to share their vulnerabilities to develop high-caliber intimacy. They can't worry about betrayal or loss of control. They must peel away the protective barriers to reveal the treasure. Although the steps to intimacy are not mysterious and the skills are not complex, they are elusive. The steps must be practiced, creating a dance where neither partner leads, but both are well schooled in the choreography. Without true intimacy, it is impossible to sustain passion. Here, we bring you 100 tips to heighten your intimacy. Sample a few, and we will wager that soon you will find your partner smiling more and opening up to the person he likes best in the world—you. You and your partner—destined to be a truly intimate couple—will be set to share a lifetime of love, warmth, and quintessential closeness. You want it. So, go out there and get it!
Description : CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE WORST KIND is an unconventional and startlingly truthful autobiographical memoir by the distinguished American composer-conductor Phillip Lambro. It includes little known highly personal and candid recollections and recounting of witty evocative situations and stories which Phillip Lambro has personally experienced during his interesting and varied life with an unbelievable diverse cast of famous personages ranging from Salvador Dali, Frank Sinatra, Jack Benny, Huntington Hartford, Howard Hughes, and Roman Polanski; to John F. Kennedy, Sylvia Plath, Harold Lloyd, Richard Nixon, Jack Nicholson, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and many more.
Description : Could aliens actually exist in small-town Vermont? Nancy suspects not... Nancy, Bess and George have driven from River Heights to northern Vermont to visit a friend of George and her mom's who owns a quaint, touristy small restaurant/café in a town near a major ski resort. They are amazed that though it is past the height of foliage season, and barely ski season, there is a traffic jam of cars waiting to catch a ferry; they decide to drop out of line and drive to a local diner. When they question the waitress about what is going on, she is surprised they haven't heard but there have been repeated and credible UFO sightings over the border in ski country in Vermont. George jokes about little green men in snowsuits. Bess suggests the men are red but wearing green snowsuits. Nancy simply cracks up, but grows serious when the waitress reveals that even Federal government investigators have been called in--"Vermont is turning into a North Country Roswell, New Mexico!" It's been great for business, here and throughout northern Vermont, particularly for the town at the foot of the ski resort, but we're all getting a little tired of the crowds, the waitress confides.
Description : For many, Close Encounters of the Third Kind (CE3K) is not so much a movie as a religious experience. On its release in 1977, CE3K virtually redefined the science fiction film, shifting it away from spaceships, laser guns, and bug-eyed monsters into a modified form of science fiction that John Wyndham once called ‘logical fantasy’. What would it be like if extra-terrestrials made contact with people on Earth? How would it feel? Like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Steven Spielberg’s primary inspiration, CE3K is concerned with mankind’s evolution towards the stars, towards a state of transcendence. But Spielberg’s vision hinges not so much on cool scientific intellect being the key to our next stage of evolution, as on the necessary development of emotional intelligence. To that end, we must regain our childlike curiosity for what lies beyond the skies, we must recover our capacity to experience wonder. Intensity of emotion is inherent to the film’s meaning, and the aim of this book is to explore this in detail. Along the way it delves into the film’s production history, explores Spielberg’s remarkable cinematic realisation of the film (including a comparison study of the three different release versions), and considers in detail how CE3K fits into the Spielberg oeuvre.
Description : Hailed by E. Lynn Harris as a “bold and imaginative” tale that is “sure to keep readers turning the pages,” Sandra Kitt’s interracial love story presents a man and a woman whose fates are changed forever by a random act of violence Lee Grafton is a divorced cop and the father of a teenage girl. Carol Taggart is a newly single professor. Their lives collide one night when Carol is caught in the crossfire of an undercover drug sting gone south. Shot and seriously wounded, she finds an unexpected friend in Lee . . . unaware that the man she’s falling for could be the shooter. Twenty years on the street do nothing to prepare Lee for the night that changes his life. Determined to make amends, the special-operations lieutenant finds himself irresistibly drawn to Carol. But Lee soon faces a new threat. With his career and heart on the line, he races to prevent Carol from becoming a victim once again. Passionate and bold, Close Encounters shatters myths about race, gender, and love.