From Walden Pond to Jurassic Park

From Walden Pond to Jurassic Park
Author: Paul Lauter
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2004-10-12
ISBN: 0822380471
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Walden Pond to Jurassic Park Book Excerpt:

Paul Lauter, an icon of American Studies who has been a primary agent in its transformation and its chief ambassador abroad, offers a wide-ranging collection of essays that demonstrate and reflect on this important and often highly politicized discipline. While American Studies was formerly seen as a wholly subsidiary academic program that loosely combined the study of American history, literature, and art, From Walden Pond to Jurassic Park reveals the evolution of an independent, highly interdisciplinary program with distinctive subjects, methods, and goals that are much different than the traditional academic departments that nurtured it. With anecdote peppered discussions ranging from specific literary texts and movies to the future of higher education and the efficacy of unions, From Walden Pond to Jurassic Park entertains even as it offers a twenty-first century account of how and why Americanists at home and abroad now do what they do. Drawing on his forty-five years of teaching and research as well as his experience as a political activist and a cultural radical, Lauter shows how a multifaceted increase in the United States’ global dominion has infused a particular political urgency into American Studies. With its military and economic influence, its cultural and linguistic reach, the United States is—for better or for worse—too formidable and potent not to be understood clearly and critically.

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park
Author: Michael Crichton
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2012-05-14
ISBN: 0307763056
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jurassic Park Book Excerpt:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read “[Michael] Crichton’s dinosaurs are genuinely frightening.”—Chicago Sun-Times An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind’s most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them—for a price. Until something goes wrong. . . . In Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton taps all his mesmerizing talent and scientific brilliance to create his most electrifying technothriller. Praise for Jurassic Park “Wonderful . . . powerful.”—The Washington Post Book World “Frighteningly real . . . compelling . . . It’ll keep you riveted.”—The Detroit News “Full of suspense.”—The New York Times Book Review

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park
Author: The Topps Company
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2022-04-26
ISBN: 1647002028
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jurassic Park Book Excerpt:

Journey back to where it all started in this deluxe collection showcasing the classic Topps trading cards from 1993—timed for the theatrical release of Jurassic World: Dominion When Jurassic Park was released almost 30 years ago, it was an immediate blockbuster and went on to become one of entertainment’s largest multimedia franchises, with five more films, theme park attractions, and a robust consumer product program—including a set of trading cards released by Topps in 1993 to tie into the film. This comprehensive collection of the original trading card series—timed to publish alongside the release of Jurassic World: Dominion—includes the fronts and backs of all of these classic cards, plus the special chase cards and rare promotional material. The book also includes text and commentary by Gary Gerani, editor of the original series, and an afterword by Chip Kidd, who created and designed the cover of Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, which became the iconic logo for the franchise.

Jurassic Park The Ultimate Visual History

Jurassic Park  The Ultimate Visual History
Author: James Mottram
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-11-16
ISBN: 168383545X
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jurassic Park The Ultimate Visual History Book Excerpt:

Welcome to Jurassic Park! Discover the cinematic evolution of the Jurassic Park trilogy, with this deluxe book celebrating the saga’s massive impact on pop culture. Director Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park unleashed an island of awe-inspiring dinosaurs, captivating audiences worldwide. Grossing over $900 million worldwide, the film ushered in a whole new age of digital visual effects and would go on to enthrall generations of moviegoers. The most comprehensive book about the Jurassic Park trilogy to date, Jurassic Park: The Ultimate Visual History begins with an in-depth account of the making of Spielberg’s original film, including rare and never-before-seen imagery and exclusive interviews with key creatives. Readers will then unearth the full history of the trilogy, from The Lost World: Jurassic Park to Jurassic Park III, through unprecedented access to the creative process behind the films. Fans will also find a fascinating look at the wider world of the saga, including video games, toys, comics, and more, exploring the lasting legacy of the movies and their influence on pop culture. Jurassic Park: The Ultimate Visual History will be the last word on the most epic saga in movie history—the definitive behind-the-scenes book that fans have been waiting for.

Jurassic Park Collectibles

Jurassic Park Collectibles
Author: Kristof Thijs
Publsiher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN: 1445679248
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jurassic Park Collectibles Book Excerpt:

A brilliantly illustrated look back at the toys and merchandise associated with one of the most famous and lucrative franchises of all time.

Jurassic Park and Philosophy

Jurassic Park and Philosophy
Author: Nicolas Michaud,Jessica Watkins
Publsiher: Open Court
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-06-16
ISBN: 0812698509
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jurassic Park and Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Twenty-one philosophers join forces to investigate the implications of the Jurassic Park franchise for our lives, our values, and our future. Human beings live and thrive by modifying nature, but when do the risks of changing nature outweigh the likely benefits? If it’s true that “Life will find a way,” should we view any modified or newly reconstituted life as a hazard? The new scientific information we could gain by bringing back T. Rex or other dinosaurs is immense, including greater understanding of biology leading to immeasurable medical benefits, but should we choose to let sleeping dinosaurs lie? And if we do bring them back by reconstituting them from ancient DNA, are they really what they were, or is something missing? If life will find a way, then why isn’t the Dodo still around? How close are we, as a matter of fact, to achieving Jurassic Park? Are we really likely to see reconstituted dinosaurs or other ancient species in the near future? How do the different forces—human curiosity, profitability, and philanthropy—interact to determine what actually happens in such cases? What moral standards should be applied to those who try to bring back lost worlds? If velociraptors could talk, what would they tell us? The idea of bringing back the dead and the powerful is not limited to biological species. It also applies to bringing back old gods, old philosophies, old institutions, and old myths. If revived and once again let loose to walk the Earth, these too may turn out to be more dangerous than we bargained for.

Jurassic Park Adult Coloring Book

Jurassic Park Adult Coloring Book
Author: Universal Studios
Publsiher: Dark Horse Books
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN: 1506709745
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jurassic Park Adult Coloring Book Book Excerpt:

Welcome to...the official Jurassic Park Adult Coloring Book! Featuring forty-five original, line-art images for you to color from the classic and beloved film, Jurassic Park! Travel back to Jurassic Park and color your way through the biggest scenes from the hit film with the official Jurassic Park Adult Coloring Book. This book features line art designs of all your favorite dinosaurs, iconic park imagery, and astonishing action from the film that fans have adored for twenty-five years! Dark Horse Books is proud to present this collection of forty-five highly detailed black-and-white images inspired by the beloved classic film, a must-have for all Jurassic Park fans' collections!

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY The Ultimate Guide to Jurassic Park

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY The Ultimate Guide to Jurassic Park
Author: The Editors of Entertainment Weekly
Publsiher: Time Home Entertainment
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2018-06-15
ISBN: 1547843675
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY The Ultimate Guide to Jurassic Park Book Excerpt:

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first Jurassic Park film in this Entertainment Weekly special edition, The Ultimate Guide to Jurassic Park.

From Mouse to Mermaid

From Mouse to Mermaid
Author: Elizabeth Bell,Lynda Haas
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 1995-11
ISBN: 9780253209788
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Mouse to Mermaid Book Excerpt:

From Mouse to Mermaid, an interdisciplinary collection of original essays, is the first comprehensive, critical treatment of Disney cinema. Addressing children's classics as well as the Disney affiliates' more recent attempts to capture adult audiences, the contributors respond to the Disney film legacy from feminist, marxist, poststructuralist, and cultural studies perspectives. The volume contemplates Disney's duality as an American icon and as an industry of cultural production, created in and through fifty years of filmmaking. The contributors treat a range of topics at issue in contemporary cultural studies: the performance of gender, race, and class; the engendered images of science, nature, technology, family, and business. The compilation of voices in From Mouse to Mermaid creates a persuasive cultural critique of Disney's ideology. The contributors are Bryan Attebery, Elizabeth Bell, Claudia Card, Chris Cuomo, Ramona Fernandez, Henry A. Giroux, Robert Haas, Lynda Haas, Susan Jeffords, N. Soyini Madison, Susan Miller, Patrick Murphy, David Payne, Greg Rode, Laura Sells, and Jack Zipes.

Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2019

Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2019
Author: Bob Sehlinger,Len Testa
Publsiher: The Unofficial Guides
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN: 1628090820
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2019 Book Excerpt:

THE trusted source of information for a successful Walt Disney World vacation Compiled and written by a team of experienced researchers whose work has been cited by such diverse sources as USA Today and Operations Research Forum, The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World digs deeper and offers more than any other guide. The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2019 explains how Walt Disney World works and how to use that knowledge to make every minute and every dollar of your vacation count. With advice that is direct, prescriptive, and detailed, it takes the guesswork out of travel by unambiguously rating and ranking everything from hotels, restaurants, and attractions to rental car companies. With an Unofficial Guide in hand, and authors Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa as guides, find out what’s available in every category, from best to worst, and use step-by-step detailed plans to help make the most of your time at Walt Disney World.

Ethics After Idealism

Ethics After Idealism
Author: Anne Firor Scott Prof of Literature in Trinity Clg of Arts/Sciences Rey Chow,Rey Chow
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780253211552
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics After Idealism Book Excerpt:

Recognizing the necessity for a critique of idealism constitutes for Chow an ethics in the postcolonial, postmodern age. In particular, she uses "ethics" to designate the act of making decisions - in this context, decisions of reading - that may not immediately conform with prevalent social mores of idealizing our others but that, nonetheless, enables such others to emerge in their full complexities.

Thinking about Movies

Thinking about Movies
Author: Peter Lehman,William Luhr
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN: 1118337557
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking about Movies Book Excerpt:

A complete introduction to analyzing and enjoying a wide variety of movies, for film students and movie lovers alike Thinking About Movies: Watching, Questioning, Enjoying, Fourth Edition is a thorough overview of movie analysis designed to enlighten both students and enthusiasts, and heighten their enjoyment of films. Readers will delve into the process of thinking about movies critically and analytically, and find how doing so can greatly enhance the pleasure of watching movies. Divided roughly into two parts, the book addresses film studies within the context of the dynamics of cinema, before moving on to a broader analysis of the relationship of films to the larger social, cultural, and industrial issues informing them. This updated fourth edition includes an entirely new section devoted to a complete analysis of the film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, along with many in-depth discussions of important films such as Citizen Kane and Silence of the Lambs. The chapter on television integrates a major expansion distinguishing between television in the digital era of the convergence of the entertainment and technology industries in comparison to the era of broadcast analogue television. The final chapter places film within the current context of digital culture, globalization, and the powerful rise of China in film production and exhibition. The authors clearly present various methodologies for analyzing movies and illustrate them with detailed examples and images from a wide range of films from cult classics to big-budget, award-winning movies. This helps viewers see new things in movies and also better understand and explain why they like some better than others. Thinking About Movies: Watching, Questioning, Enjoying, Fourth Edition is ideal for film students immersed in the study of this important, contemporary medium and art form as well as students and readers who have never taken a class on cinema before. This new edition of the book also comes with a Companion Blog https://thinkingaboutmoviesblog.wordpress.com/ that the authors will update regularly with attention to films and industry developments directly related to each chapter, plus updates to readings and resources.

The Silent Word

The Silent Word
Author: Robert Young,Kah Choon Ban,Robbie B. H. Goh
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9789971692117
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Silent Word Book Excerpt:

The book comprises a selection of the papers presented at an international conference on "Meaning as Production: The Role of the 'Unwritten'", held in Singapore in 1995. It takes textual analysis beyond the traditional boundaries of literary studies, into a more culturally dynamic field of social semiotics, rhetorical studies, hermeneutics and theories of interpretation. There are also essays that explore the issues with reference to canonical literary texts or authors.

The Unofficial Guide Walt Disney World 2012

The Unofficial Guide Walt Disney World 2012
Author: Bob Sehlinger,Len Testa
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 866
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN: 111801233X
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unofficial Guide Walt Disney World 2012 Book Excerpt:

Offers an overview of how to plan the perfect vacation, with tips on saving money, ratings for area hotels, and evaluations of attractions by age group.

Giants of the Past

Giants of the Past
Author: Lisa Hopkins
Publsiher: Bucknell University Press
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780838755761
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Giants of the Past Book Excerpt:

This book considers the ways in which the idea of evolution has been used in popular fiction, focusing mainly on novels of the Victorian and Edwardian periods but also including a closing section on Steven Spielberg's first two Jurassic Park films. The book's overall argument is that in many of these texts the version of origins proffered by Darwinian theory is suggestively played off against both the version of human origins offered by Milton (and, the book suggests, implicitly supported by Shakespeare) and the version of national origins offered by Virgil and by the myth of Brutus, legendary grandson of Aeneas and supposed first founder of Britain. Nevertheless, although these novels tend to give such prominence to alternatives to Darwinian theory, they are also very ready to draw on any aspects of it which will lend support to their own agendas, especially when it comes to drawing sharp distinctions between races and sexes. Although Darwinian theory posed challenges to contemporary orthodoxies and pieties, it could thus also be used in the support of some of them.

Mediating Religion

Mediating Religion
Author: Jolyon P. Mitchell,Sophia Marriage
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2003-06-01
ISBN: 9780567088673
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mediating Religion Book Excerpt:

This is the first book to bring together many aspects of the interplay between religion, media and culture from around the world in a single comprehensive study. Leading international scholars provide the most up-to-date findings in their fields, and in a readable and accessible way.Some of the topics covered include religion in the media age, popular broadcasting, communication theology, popular piety, film and religion, myth and ritual in cyberspace, music and religion, communication ethics, and the nature of truth in media saturated cultures.The result is not only a wide-ranging resource for scholars and students, but also a unique introduction to this increasingly important phenomenon of modern life.

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2021

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2021
Author: Bob Sehlinger,Len Testa
Publsiher: The Unofficial Guides
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN: 1628091118
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2021 Book Excerpt:

Get the Trusted Source of Information for a Successful Walt Disney World Vacation The best-selling independent guide to Walt Disney World has everything you need to plan your family’s trip—hassle-free. Whether you are planning your annual vacation to Walt Disney World or preparing for your first visit ever, this book gives you the insider scoop on hotels, restaurants, and attractions. The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2021 explains how Walt Disney World works and how to use that knowledge to make every minute and every dollar of your vacation count. With an Unofficial Guide in hand—and with authors Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa as guides—find out what’s available in every category, from best to worst, and get step-by-step, detailed plans to help make the most of your time at Walt Disney World. There have been lots of changes at Walt Disney World, from park opening procedures, to rides, restaurants, and hotels. Here’s what’s NEW in the 2021 book: When to visit Walt Disney World to get lower crowds and bigger hotel discounts Details on how COVID-19 and social distancing measures have impacted Walt Disney World Resort Tips on how to get a spot to experience Disney's fantastic new Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance blockbuster attraction How to "Rope Drop" Disney theme parks to get on the most popular rides faster Ten tips for finding the cheapest Disney World tickets (and a free online search tool to do all the work for you) The latest on discounted stroller rentals, car rentals, and vacation homes Reviews of Disney's swanky new Riviera Resort, plus the new Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway and Remy's Ratatouille Adventure rides for families The best hotel rooms to request at every Disney resort

Mediating Nature

Mediating Nature
Author: Sidney I. Dobrin,Sean Morey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2019-10-31
ISBN: 0429678169
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mediating Nature Book Excerpt:

Mediating Nature considers how technology acts as a mediating device in the construction and circulation of images that inform how we see and know nature. Scholarship in environmental communication has focused almost exclusively on verbal rather than visual rhetoric, and this book engages ecocritical and ecocompositional inquiry to shift focus onto the making of images. Contributors to this dynamic collection focus their efforts on the intersections of digital media and environmental/ecological thinking. Part of the book’s larger argument is that analysis of mediations of nature must develop more critical tools of analysis toward the very mediating technologies that produce such media. That is, to truly understand mediations of nature, one needs to understand the creation and production of those mediations, right down to the algorithms, circuit boards, and power sources that drive mediating technologies. Ultimately, Mediating Nature contends that ecological literacy and environmental politics are inseparable from digital literacies and visual rhetorics. The book will be of interest to scholars and students working in the fields of Ecocriticism, Ecocomposition, Media Ecology, Visual Rehtoric, and Digital Literacy Studies.

Rhetorical Audience Studies and Reception of Rhetoric

Rhetorical Audience Studies and Reception of Rhetoric
Author: Jens E. Kjeldsen
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2017-11-10
ISBN: 3319616188
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rhetorical Audience Studies and Reception of Rhetoric Book Excerpt:

This book examines the reception of rhetoric and the rhetoric of reception. By considering salient rhetorical traits of rhetorical utterances and texts seen in context, and relating this to different kinds of reception and/or audience use and negotiation, the authors explore the connections between rhetoric and reception. In our time, new media and new forms of communication make it harder to distinguish between speaker and audience. The active involvement of users and audiences is more important than ever before. This project is based on the premise that rhetorical research should reconsider the understanding, conceptualization and examination of the rhetorical audience. From mostly understanding audiences as theoretical constructions that are examined textually and speculatively, the contributors give more attention to empirical explorations of actual audiences and users. The book will provide readers with new knowledge on the workings of rhetoric as well as illustrative and guiding examples of new methods of rhetorical studies.

Graphic Novels A Guide to Comic Books Manga and More 2nd Edition

Graphic Novels  A Guide to Comic Books  Manga  and More  2nd Edition
Author: Michael Pawuk,David S. Serchay
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 719
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN: 1440851360
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphic Novels A Guide to Comic Books Manga and More 2nd Edition Book Excerpt:

Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections