Sergei Paradjanov: Shadows of the Forgotten Ancestors

Shadows of the Forgotten Ancestors
Author: Joshua First
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1783207116
Category: Social Science
Page: 86
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Paradjanov’s Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965) is a landmark of Soviet-era cinema because of its emphasis on folklore and mysticism in Carpathian Hutsul culture, which broke with Soviet-realism.This This book, as the first full-length companion to the film, offers readers a close analysis of the film’s symbolism, a plot synopsis, and a history of the legendary production process. It closes with an account of the film’s reception by critics, audiences and Soviet officials, and the controversies that have kept it a subject of heated debate for decades.

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors


Author: Carl Sagan,Ann Druyan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780307801036
Category: Science
Page: 528
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"Dazzling...A feast. Absorbing and elegantly written, it tells of theorigins of life on earth, describes its variety and charaacter, and culminates in a discussion of human nature and teh complex traces ofhumankind's evolutionary past...It is an amazing story masterfully told." FINANCIAL TIMES (LONDON) World renowned scientist Carl Sagan and acclaimed author Ann Druyan have written a ROOTS for the human species, a lucid and riveting account of how humans got to be the way we are. It shows with humor and drama that many of our key traits--self-awareness, technology, family ties, submission to authority, hatred for those a little different from ourselves, reason, and ethics--are rooted in the deep past, and illuminated by our kinship with other animals. Astonishing in its scope, brilliant in its insights, and an absolutely compelling read, SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS is a triumph of popular science. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Shadows of forgotten ancestors


Author: Mykhaĭlo Kot︠s︡i︠u︡bynsʹkyĭ,Bohdan Rubchak
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc
ISBN: 9780872872059
Category: Fiction
Page: 127
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The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov


Author: James Steffen
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 0299296539
Category: History
Page: 306
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"The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov is the first English-language book on the director's films and the most comprehensive study of his work. James Steffen provides a detailed overview of Parajanov's artistic career: his identity as an Armenian in Georgia and its impact on his aesthetics; his early challenging 1969 masterpiece, The Color of Pomegranates, which was reedited against his wishes; his unrealized projects in the 1970s; and his eventual return to international prominence in the mid-to-late 1980s with The Legend of the Surami Fortress and Ashik-Kerib. Steffen also provides a rare, behind-the-scenes view of the Soviet film censorship process and tells the dramatic story of Parajanov's conflicts with the authorities, culminating in his 1973-77 arrest and imprisonment on charges related to homosexuality. Ultimately, the figure of Parajanov offers a fascinating case study in the complicated dynamics of power, nationality, politics, ethnicity, sexuality, and culture in the republics of the former Soviet Union." -- Back cover.

La diversidad de la ciencia : una visión personal de la búsqueda de Dios


Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788408074557
Category: Religion
Page: 286
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En esta obra póstuma Carl Sagan combina magistralmente astronomía, física, biología, filosofía y teología para explicar nuestra experiencia del universo y de ese sentimiento casi místico que todos experimentamos al admirarlo. Con un estilo simple y directo, sin academicismos ni tecnicismos, el autor aborda los temas clave de su obra: la relación entre ciencia y religión, el origen del universo, las posibilidades de vida extraterrestre, el destino de la humanidad, entre otros. Sus inteligentes observaciones -en muchas ocasiones, asombrosamente proféticas- sobre los grandes misterios del cosmos tienen el efecto vigorizador de estimular el intelecto, la imaginación y despertarnos a la grandeza de la vida en el cosmos. La diversidad de la ciencia. Una visión personal de la búsqueda de Dios se publica ahora por primera vez en conmemoración del décimo aniversario de la muerte de Sagan, y ha sido editado y actualizado por su viuda y colaboradora Ann Druyan.

El cuento del antepasado


Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Antoni Bosch editor
ISBN: 8495348284
Category: Science
Page: 880
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Con su incomparable ingenio, claridad e inteligencia, Richard Dawkins, uno de los biólogos evolutivos más famosos del mundo, ha iniciado a un sinfín de lectores en las maravillas de la ciencia mediante libros como El gen egoísta. Ahora, en El cuento del antepasado, Dawkins nos brinda una obra maestra: un emocionante viaje marcha atrás a lo largo de la evolución, desde los humanos actuales hasta los comienzos microbianos de la vida hace cuatro mil millones de años. A lo largo del viaje, el biólogo cuenta una serie de historias entretenidas y perspicaces que arrojan luz sobre temas como la diversificación en especies, la selección sexual y la extinción. El Cuento del antepasado es una lección imprescindible sobre teoría de la evolución y, al mismo tiempo, una lectura fascinante. "El cuento del antepasado logrará con toda seguridad embarcar al lector en la aventura y controversia de la ciencia." Bryce Christensen, BOOKLIST "Una de las mejores obras de Dawkins: un compendio enorme, casi enciclopédico, rebosante de información e ideas." KIRKUS REVIEWS "El más modesto y encantador de sus ocho libros." John Horgan, DISCOVER

En los Bosques Silvanos


Author: R. A. Salvatore
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788448037420
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Cadderly, el excéntrico clérigo y erudito de la Biblioteca Edificante, ha sobrevivido a su primera aventura, pero la Maldición del Caos es sólo el primero de los planes de conquista del Castillo de la Tríada. Cadderly y sus amigos deben salvar a los habitantes del hermoso bosque de los elfos, Shilmista, donde un nuevo adversario dirige un ejército de monstruos maléficos. Ni siquiera los poderosos amigos de Cadderly pueden evitar que el clérigo tenga que enfrentarse a duras pruebas que forjarán su carácter y demostrarán su valentía.

Reino de sombras


Author: Alan Furst
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788496829107
Category: Education
Page: 378
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Grand Centaur Station

Unruly Living With the New Nomads of Central Asia
Author: Larry Frolick
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551995174
Category: Travel
Page: 360
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With the grim determination of an unrepentant rocker, Larry Frolick sets off on a 12,000-mile trek across Central Asia, brooding over the fate of its lost civilizations. From Kiev, Crimean Tartary, and Moscow, through the nomadic homelands of Uzbekistan, Kyrgizstan, Tien-Shan, and finally into distant Mongolia and Siberia, he explores a continent on the brink of a meltdown, a strange world lit harshly by the red afterglow of the Soviet collapse. His vivid account opens the door to a crowd of unlikely strangers: Mafiosi flatheads, salt-mine campers, fractious archaeologists, a conceptual artist who uses fresh corpses in his window displays, the very last of three Romanov princesses, an inept Chinese secret agent, a relentless Uzbek glottal probologist, disgruntled e-mail swains – and above all, Larissa, the moody Eurasian beauty who “just stepped out of a novel in her impossibly pointy Italian shoes.” With gleeful wit and a steely eye for detail, Frolick transports the reader to a world inhabited by a people burning with desire for something new to happen. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Soviet Film Music


Author: Tatiana Egorova
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134377258
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 326
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Arrugas en el tiempo


Author: George Smoot,Keay Davidson
Publisher: Grano de Sal
ISBN: 6079824922
Category: Science
Page: 328
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Todo lo que somos y todo lo que nos rodea proviene de un mismo lugar y un mismo momento: el Big Bang. La cosmología contemporánea, esa disciplina en que la astronomía convive con la física cuántica y la relatividad general para estudiar el origen y la evolución temprana del universo, explica el surgimiento y la distribución de los cuerpos celestes y los elementos químicos. George Smoot y Keay Davidson presentan en este libro un recuento de los hitos que a lo largo del siglo XX transformaron nuestro modo de comprender el cosmos; es además una emocionante bitácora de las aportaciones del propio Smoot —con globos que ascienden a la estratosfera, aviones bombarderos adaptados para la exploración científica, severos viajes a la Antártida, todo ello aderezado con las rivalidades entre distintos grupos de investigación— para escudriñar en el fondo cósmico de microondas, como nunca se había hecho antes, en busca de pequeñas irregularidades —las "arrugas en el tiempo" del título— en la estructura del espacio-tiempo en los primeros momentos del Big Bang. Tal vez la contagiosa pasión que irradia este libro provenga de la certeza de George Smoot de que esos hallazgos fueron "como mirar a Dios" pues logró "vislumbrar el momento mismo de la creación". Por eso Stephen Hawking consideró que éste fue "el descubrimiento científico del siglo, si no es que de todos los tiempos".

Culture and Global Change


Author: Tim Allen,Tracey Skelton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134771576
Category: Science
Page: 340
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Culture and Global Change presents a comprehensive introduction to the cultural aspects of third world development. It contains 25 chapters from leading writers in the field who each explore a particular aspect of 'culture' and the significance and meaning of cultural issues for different people in throughout the contemporary world. With chapters dealing with the importance of 'Third World' cultures but also with changes in Russia, Japan, the USA and the UK, this book considers the relationship between culture and development within a truly global context.

Alternative Europe

Eurotrash and Exploitation Cinema Since 1945
Author: Ernest Mathijs,Xavier Mendik
Publisher: Wallflower Press
ISBN: 9781903364932
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 269
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Whether defined by the comic excesses of Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia, the cult horrors of Black Emanuelle and the Italian 'Nunspolitation' movie, or the surreal vampire experimentations of Jean Rollin, trash and exploitation cinema represents the alternative face of European film. Although extremely popular with post-war audiences, these historically significant traditions of 'Eurotrash' have often been ridiculed or ignored by an established film criticism eager to define 'legitimate' European cinema as either avant-garde or socially realist. Alternative Europe: Eurotrash and Exploitation Cinema Since 1945 investigates these previously under-explored national traditions of film culture, with essays and festival reports uncovering the social and cultural trends and tensions within a wide range of European exploitation movies.

Broca's Brain

Reflections on the Romance of Science
Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307800997
Category: Science
Page: 416
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A fascinating book on the joys of discovering how the world works, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Cosmos and Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. “Magnificent . . . Delightful . . . A masterpiece. A message of tremendous hope for humanity . . . While ever conscious that human folly can terminate man’s march into the future, Sagan nonetheless paints for us a mind-boggling future: intelligent robots, the discovery of extraterrestrial life and its consequences, and above all the challenge and pursuit of the mystery of the universe.”—Chicago Tribune “Go out and buy this book, because Carl Sagan is not only one of the world’s most respected scientists, he’s a great writer. . . . I can give a book no greater accolade than to say I’m planning on reading it again. And again. And again.”—The Miami Herald “The brilliant astronomer . . . is persuasive, provocative and readable.”—United Press International “Closely reasoned, impeccably researched, gently humorous, utterly devastating.”—The Washington Post

The Pursuit of Wow!

Every Person's Guide to Topsy-Turvy Times
Author: Tom Peters
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307764737
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
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Organized into more than 200 thought- and action-provoking elements—from the importance of clean trucks and bathrooms to conversations with entrepreneurs creating new markets—Tom Peters, bestselling management guru offers a practical guide to impractical times. In The Pursuit of Wow!, Tom Peters offers readers the words, the tools, to survive in tumultuous business environments. In his groundbreaking book, In Search of Excellence changed the way business does business. Now it’s time to take the next leap into the cyberstage era. Getting to a place called excellence is no longer the idea. You’ve got to take that leap, then leap again—catapult their imaginations, blow their mindsets—in a word, wow! them. Once more the unconventional Peters stimulates corporate thought processes. Along with the best of his columns, Peters includes questions and rebuttals that come from readers and listeners, as well as his own candid responses. A must-read for every business person.

Anthropology For Dummies


Author: Cameron M. Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470507691
Category: Social Science
Page: 388
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Covers the latest competing theories in the field Get a handle on the fundamentals of biological and cultural anthropology When did the first civilizations arise? How many human languages exist? The answers are found in anthropology - and this friendly guide explains its concepts in clear detail. You'll see how anthropology developed as a science, what it tells us about our ancestors, and how it can help with some of the hot-button issues our world is facing today. Discover: How anthropologists learn about the past Humanity's earliest activities, from migration to civilization Why our language differs from other animal communication How to find a career in anthropology