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Movie Migrations: Transnational Genre Flows and South Korean by Hye Seung Chung, David Scott Diffrient

By Hye Seung Chung, David Scott Diffrient

Because the billion YouTube perspectives for “Gangnam kind” might point out, South Korean pop culture has all started to get pleasure from new prominence at the international degree. but, as this well timed new examine finds, the nation’s movie has lengthy been a hub for transnational trade, generating video clips that positioned a special spin on usual genres, whereas influencing global cinema from Hollywood to Bollywood. 

Movie Migrations is not just an advent to 1 of the world’s so much shiny nationwide cinemas, but additionally a provocative name to reimagine the very innovations of “national cinemas” and “film genre.” hard conventional severe assumptions that position Hollywood on the middle of style construction, Hye Seung Chung and David Scott Diffrient deliver South Korean cinema to the vanguard of modern and ongoing debates approximately globalization and transnationalism. In each one bankruptcy they tune a special means that South Korean filmmakers have tailored fabric from international assets, leading to every thing from the Manchurian Western to The Host’s reinvention of the Godzilla mythos. 
Spanning a variety of genres, the publication introduces readers to classics from the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties Golden Age of South Korean cinema, whereas supplying clean views on contemporary favorites like Oldboy and Thirst. ideal not just for fanatics of Korean movie, yet for someone concerned with media in an period of globalization, Movie Migrations will supply readers a brand new appreciation for the inventive act of cross-cultural version.

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John Muir: Apostle of Nature by Thurman Wilkins

By Thurman Wilkins

Approximately a century after John Muir’s dying, his works stay in print, his identify is accepted, and his idea is far with us. How Muir’s existence made him a pacesetter and taken him insights destined to resonate for many years is the crucial query underlying this biography by way of Thurman Wilkins.Profoundly hooked up to dramatic wild areas and vegetation, and to the Sierra and the redwoods particularly, Muir spearheaded efforts to guard wooded area components and feature a few specific as nationwide parks. Muir’s barren region ethic, as published in his books, letters, and journals, rests on his notion of the correct courting among human tradition and wild nature as certainly one of humility and recognize for all lifestyles.

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Frommer's Washington, D.C. 2009 (Frommer's Complete) by Elise H. Ford

By Elise H. Ford

America’s no 1 bestselling trip sequence Written by way of greater than one hundred seventy five outspoken tourists world wide, Frommer’s entire publications aid tourists event locations the best way locals do. extra each year up to date publications than the other sequence 16-page colour part and foldout map in all annual courses Outspoken critiques, specified costs, and recommended itineraries Dozens of specific maps in an easy-to-read, two-color layout you are going to by no means fall into the vacationer traps in the event you trip with Frommer's. it really is like having a pal express you round, taking you to the areas locals like most sensible. Our professional authors have already long gone in all places it's possible you'll go--they've performed the legwork for you, and they are now not afraid to inform it love it is, saving you time and cash. No different sequence bargains candid stories of such a lot of resorts and eating places in all cost levels. each Frommer's go back and forth consultant is up to date, with particular costs for every thing, dozens of colour maps, and interesting insurance of activities, purchasing, and nightlife. you would be misplaced with out us! completely up to date each year (unlike lots of the competition), Frommer's Washington, D.C. positive factors wonderful colour images of the monuments and memorials, points of interest and studies that wait for you. Our specialist writer, an established resident, hits all of the highlights, from the Smithsonian to springtime's wonderful cherry blossoms. She's looked at all of the city's most sensible lodges and eating places in individual, and should assist you locate the alternatives that fit your tastes and funds. Her sincere and opinionated eating experiences surround every thing from the simplest strength lunch spots to family-friendly offerings, from cheap ethnic spots to modern bistros opened by means of D.C.'s most well-liked new cooks. Our whole sightseeing consultant deals interesting historical past tales and sensible logistical information. search for up to the moment insurance of procuring and nightlife; distinctive strolling excursions; exact local maps; and facet journeys to Mount Vernon and Alexandria. you are going to even get a colour fold-out map!

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Florida's Miracle Strip: From Redneck Riviera to Emerald by Tim Hollis

By Tim Hollis

Since global warfare II, travelers have flocked to Florida's northwest Gulf Coast and sunlight and enjoyable spots at Panama urban seashore, citadel Walton seashore, and Pensacola seashore. each year these viewers quantity within the thousands.

should you lengthy to bear in mind how the vacationland seemed thirty, 40, or perhaps fifty years in the past, Tim Hollis has written Florida's Miracle Strip: From Redneck Riviera to Emerald Coast.

In a method that informs and entertains, Hollis describes the increase of early advancements, resembling lengthy seashore lodge, and significant vacationer points of interest, corresponding to the Gulfarium and the Miracle Strip enjoyment Park. With heartfelt nostalgia and a dose of tongue-in-cheek, he reminisces at the lodges and vacationer cottages; the eating places, equivalent to Captain Anderson's and Staff's; the flowery miniature golfing classes, akin to Goofy golfing and its many imitators. he's taking a different enjoy improving the thoughts of these quirky companies that now exist basically in light images and getting older postcards, such wacky vacationer traps as fort Dracula, Petticoat Junction, Tombstone Territory, and the Snake-A-Torium.

within the ebook, Hollis examines how this sector turned referred to as the "Miracle Strip," and the way the neighborhood chambers of trade received so uninterested in that picture that the identify progressively fell into disuse. The e-book is illustrated with a great quantity of classic images and ads, so much of that have no longer been obvious in print because their unique appearances. For the nostalgia lover, the snowbird, the vacationer looking yesteryear, Florida's Miracle Strip: From Redneck Riviera to Emerald Coast can be a welcome touring better half.

Tim Hollis is the writer of Hi There, girls and boys! America's neighborhood kid's television Programs and Dixie sooner than Disney: a hundred Years of Roadside Fun, either from collage Press of Mississippi.

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River of Contrasts: The Texas Colorado by Margie Crisp, Andrew Sansom

By Margie Crisp, Andrew Sansom

Writer and artist Margie Crisp has traveled the size of Texas’ Colorado River, which rises in Dawson County, south of Lubbock, and flows 860 miles southeast around the country to its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico at Matagorda Bay. Echoing the reality of Heraclitus’s historic dictum, the river’s personality adjustments dramatically from its dusty headwaters at the excessive Plains to its meandering presence at the coastal prairie. The Colorado is the longest river with either its resource and its mouth in Texas, and its water, from commencing to finish, offers for the state’s agricultural, municipal, and leisure needs.

As Crisp notes, the Colorado River could be most often linked to its center reaches within the Hill state, the place it's been dammed to create the six reservoirs referred to as the Highland Lakes. Following Crisp as she explores the river, occasionally along with her fisherman husband, readers meet the river’s denizens—animal, plant, and human—and research anything concerning the usual background, the politics, and people who impact the destiny of the river and the water it carries.

Those who dwell in detail with the traditional panorama necessarily formulate emotional responses to their atmosphere, and the folks dwelling on or close to the Colorado River aren't any exception. Crisp’s personal loving tribute to the river and its population is more advantageous by means of the beautiful paintings she has created for this e-book. Her photos and maps around out the precious and gorgeous accompaniments to this considerate portrait of 1 of Texas’ so much liked rivers.

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Former first girl Laura Bush unveils this year's Texas ebook competition poster designed by means of artist Margie Crisp, writer of River of Contrasts: The Texas Colorado. The poster gains cliff swallows flying over the Colorado River.
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Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide by Campbell Loughmiller

By Campbell Loughmiller

For 20 years and counting, Texans have trusted Texas Wildflowers to spot the typical and infrequent plant life we see alongside the roadsides and within the pastures, fields, and forests of our kingdom. Compiled by way of naturalists Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller, with the technical information of Lynn Sherrod, Texas Wildflowers is an authoritative box advisor with a private contact within the many notes the Loughmillers incorporated in regards to the vegetation they defined and photographed.

This re-creation of Texas Wildflowers keeps the appeal of the Loughmillers' publication whereas emphasizing sixty one extra species and bringing the plant taxonomy and nomenclature brand new. Like its predecessor, it comprises all of the positive aspects you must establish the wildflowers of Texas:

  • 381 full-color, close-up pictures that exhibit each wildflower within the ebook, together with over two hundred pictures which are new to this edition.
  • 370 species bills that come with the plant's clinical and customary names, an outline of its visual appeal, and its diversity, habitat, and blooming season.
  • Descriptions of seventy three wildflower households, from Acanthaceae to Zygophyllaceae.
  • Indexes that will help you establish vegetation by way of their Latin identify and customary name.
  • A advisor to taxonomic updates during this edition.
  • A map, thesaurus, illustrated thesaurus, and bibliography for additional reading.

Lady chicken Johnson, writer of the 1st edition's foreword, says of this re-creation of Texas Wildflowers, "How thrilled i'm the collage of Texas Press and the Wildflower middle are holding Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller's legacy via revising and updating this gorgeous and precious booklet approximately Texas wildflowers! not just does it include a wealth of data, it additionally awakens our expertise of the beauty of nature and joyous carry of spirit it brings."

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Beyond Caste Identity and Power in South Asia, Past and by Guha S

By Guha S

"Beyond Caste" lines the various adjustments South Asian society in the course of the centuries and indicates how 'caste' will be understood as a politically inflected and intricate kind of ethnic stratification that continued throughout spiritual affiliations.

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New Orleans (Eyewitness Travel Guides) by Marilyn Wood

By Marilyn Wood

Even if you're making plans to go to a urban, a area or a rustic, DK's foolproof 'Eyewitness' procedure makes studying a couple of position a excitement in itself. the entire conventional guidebook subject material is covered-descriptions of attractions, starting instances, motels, eating places, buying, leisure, word books and so forth- yet, with assistance from especially commissioned illustrations and maps, DK makes crucial info effortless to entry and quickly to soak up. No different publications clarify the heritage of a spot as sincerely in phrases and photographs. DK Eyewitness shuttle publications the simplest publications ever created.Following storm Katrina, New Orleans is again. town has fought again with a vengeance and in 2007 drew checklist crowds to a lot of its gala's. for instance, the 2007 French zone pageant celebrated its twenty fourth 12 months with a checklist crowd of over 450,000. The 2007 Mardis Gras drew over 800,000 and motels suggested a ninety five% occupancy price. There at the moment are over one hundred forty significant lodges open with close to pre-Katrina numbers of rooms to be had. approximately a hundred% of French region and major vacationer components have reopened. such a lot significant airways have additional flights to New Orleans during the last 12 months. New Orleans is still essentially the most visited US towns and the recent DK Eyewitness consultant New Orleans is timed completely to the city's resurgence.

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Korean Endgame: A Strategy for Reunification and U.S. by Selig S. Harrison

By Selig S. Harrison

Approximately part a century after the scuffling with stopped, the 1953 Armistice has but to get replaced with a peace treaty officially finishing the Korean warfare. whereas Russia and China withdrew the final in their forces in 1958, the U.S. continues 37,000 troops in South Korea and is pledged to shield it with nuclear guns. In Korean Endgame, Selig Harrison mounts the 1st authoritative problem to this long-standing U.S. coverage. Harrison exhibits why North Korea isn't - as many policymakers count on - approximately to break down. And he explains why latest U.S. regulations abate North-South reconciliation and reunification. Assessing North Korean features and the motivations that experience ended in its ahead deployments, he spells out the hands keep an eye on concessions through North Korea, South Korea, and the USA essential to ease the risks of disagreement, centering on reciprocal U.S. strength redeployments and U.S. withdrawals in go back for North Korean pullbacks from the thirty-eighth parallel. equally, he proposes particular trade-offs to prevent the North's improvement of nuclear guns and missile supply structures, calling for the withdrawal of the U.S. nuclear umbrella along side agreements to denuclearize Korea embracing China, Russia, and Japan. The long term objective of U.S. coverage, he argues, can be the complete disengagement of U.S. wrestle forces from Korea as a part of nearby agreements insulating the peninsula from all overseas traditional and nuclear forces. A veteran journalist with many years of in depth firsthand wisdom of North Korea and long-standing contacts with leaders in Washington, Seoul, and Pyongyang, Harrison is completely put to make those arguments. all through, he helps his research with revealing money owed of conversations with North Korean, South Korean, and U.S. leaders over thirty-five years. Combining probing scholarship with a pro reporter's on-the-ground adventure and insights, he has given us the definitive publication on U.S. coverage in Korea - earlier, current, and destiny.

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