Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

Author: Wang Du Lu
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349140936
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When master warrior Shulien learns of the death of her family's patron, she abandons retirement and returns to the capital to protect Green Legend, a sword renowned for its historic triumphs. But much has happened in the years she has been in seclusion, and she finds herself beset on all sides with hidden enemies, and the tragic past which she had hoped to forget returns to haunts her. In her hour of need arrives a beautiful young warrior, Snow Vase, who is seeking a master. But the new apprentice is not all that she seems. When she falls in love with the bandit Wei-fang, a secret is revealed that makes all of them question who is friend and who is foe. In an age of thwarted love, can these two youths find happiness? Based on the original novels by Wang Du Lu, this is a beautiful love story set in the fading years of nineteenth century Imperial China.

Transnational Cinema

Author: Steven Rawle
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 1137530146
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This book provides a thorough overview of the recently emerged field of transnational film studies. Covering a range of approaches to analyzing films about migrant, cross-cultural and cross-border experience, as well as looking at how film production has moved beyond clear national boundaries to become a product of border crossing finance and creative personnel, Steven Rawle brings together the key concepts and theories of transnational cinema. This includes genre, remakes, diasporic and exilic cinema, and the limits of thinking about cinema as a particularly national cultural artefact. It provides students and lovers of film with a strong grounding in this most recent and timely field of film studies.

Strategies for Environmental Success in an Uncertain Judicial Climate

Author: Michael Allan Wolf
Publisher: Environmental Law Institute
ISBN: 1585760935
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Over the last 30 years, we have made great progress in curbing the most obvious pollution largely due to effective enforcement of federal and state environmental statutes. Now, however, there is increasing skepticism of the efficiency and even the constitutionality of our bedrock environmental laws from all branches of the federal government, including the courts. This book is the result of lively debate at the conference Alternative Grounds: Defending the Environment in an Unwelcome Judicial Climate, held on November 11, 2004, and co-sponsored by the University of Florida's Levin College of Law and the Environmental Law Institute. Topics ranged from U.S. Supreme Court trends in environmental law jurisprudence, to innovative federal and state constitutional and statutory arguments that defend environmental protections, to federal provisions most vulnerable to attack on federalism, takings, and separation-of-powers grounds. This thought-provoking and insightful collection of essays provides smart, realistic solutions to the profound and complex legal challenges facing defenders of our environmental protections. With contributions by: Richard J. Lazarus, Sean H. Donahue, Paul Boudreaux, William W. Buzbee, Robert L. Glicksman, Alyson C. Flournoy, Christopher H. Schroeder, Douglas T. Kendall, Susan George, J.B. Ruhl, Donald W. Stever, and Mary Jane Angelo.

Female Action Heroes

Author: Gladys L. Knight
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313376123
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This book offers 25 profiles of some of the most popular female action heroes throughout the history of film, television, comic books, and video games. * Comprises 25 profiles, arranged alphabetically * 70 sidebars provide additional information on pertinent topics, individuals, and symbols * Includes a chronology of major appearances of the 25 female action heroes in film, television, comic books, and video games, as well as women's fashion trends and major events in women's history * Offers a photograph of each featured, female action hero * Presents a glossary of 39 terms, including female archetypes like "femme fatale" and social movements like "third-wave feminism" * Provides a selected bibliography of books and Internet sites related to the topics of female action heroes, women's history, and media studies

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Author: James Berardinelli
Publisher: Justin, Charles & Co.
ISBN: 1932112405
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Thoroughly revised and updated for 2005! Includes a new chapter on the best special edition DVDs and a new chapter on finding hidden easter egg features.

The Thinker s Thesaurus Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words Expanded Third Edition

Author: Peter E. Meltzer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393338975
Format: PDF, ePub
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With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.