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Product Description: Hybrid films that straddle more than one genre are not unusual. But when seemingly incongruous genres are mashed together, such as horror and comedy, filmmakers often have to tread carefully to produce a cohesive, satisfying work...read more

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9781442268326 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, June 15, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Hybrid films that straddle more than one genre are not unusual.

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Product Description: Battlefields have traditionally been considered places where the spirits of the dead linger, and popular culture brings those thoughts to life. Supernatural tales of war told in print, on screen, and in other media depict angels, demons, and legions of the undead fighting against—or alongside—human soldiers...read more

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9781442251113 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, May 14, 2015, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Battlefields have traditionally been considered places where the spirits of the dead linger, and popular culture brings those thoughts to life.

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Product Description: The Western tradition, with its well-worn tropes, readily identifiable characters, iconic landscapes, and evocative soundtracks, is not limited to the United States. Western, or Western-inspired films have played a part in the output of numerous national film traditions, including Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America...read more

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9780810892873 | Scarecrow Pr, November 21, 2013, cover price $94.00 | About this edition: The Western tradition, with its well-worn tropes, readily identifiable characters, iconic landscapes, and evocative soundtracks, is not limited to the United States.

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Product Description: The undead are back! In Undead in the West: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, and Ghosts on the Cinematic Frontier, Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper assembled a collection of essays that explored the unique intersection of two seemingly distinct genres in cinema: the western and the horror film...read more

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9780810892644 | Scarecrow Pr, October 18, 2013, cover price $83.00 | About this edition: The undead are back!

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Product Description: The heyday of the televised rocketman came before our actual travels in space occurred and was a burgeoning time in TV history. Before astronauts like John Glenn, Alan Shepard, and Neil Armstrong were household names, before the 'one small step' that left America's national footprint on the Moon, and before the wonders of science fiction became the wonders of science fact, battles were fought with Para-Ray guns and Cosmic Vibrators, 'Opticon Scillometers' scanned through walls, heroes in jetpacks soared through the skies, and the universe was full of wonder...read more

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9780230377318 | Palgrave Macmillan, September 18, 2012, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: The heyday of the televised rocketman came before our actual travels in space occurred and was a burgeoning time in TV history.

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Product Description: In Undead in the West: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, and Ghosts on the Cinematic Frontier, Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper have assembled a collection of essays that explore the many tropes and themes through which undead Westerns make the genre’s inner plagues and demons visible, and lay siege to a frontier tied to myths of strength, ingenuity, freedom, and independence...read more

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9780810885448 | Scarecrow Pr, August 17, 2012, cover price $72.00 | About this edition: In Undead in the West: Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, and Ghosts on the Cinematic Frontier, Cynthia J.

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Product Description: Films that dramatize historical events and the lives of historical figures―whether they are intended to educate or to entertain―play a significant role in shaping the public's understanding of the past. In A Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists and Inventors in American Film and TV since 1930, A...read more

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9780810881280 | Scarecrow Pr, September 15, 2011, cover price $83.00 | About this edition: Films that dramatize historical events and the lives of historical figures―whether they are intended to educate or to entertain―play a significant role in shaping the public's understanding of the past.

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9780201609707, titled "More Reading Power" | Addison-Wesley, January 1, 1996, cover price $28.67 | also contains More Reading Power | About this edition: This text follows Reading Power by the same authors.

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Product Description: Throughout its long and colorful history, Walt Disney Studios has produced scores of films designed to educate moviegoers as well as entertain them. These productions range from the True-Life Adventures nature documentaries and such depictions of cutting-edge technology as Man in Space and Our Friend the Atom, to wartime propaganda shorts (Education for Death), public-health films (VD Attack Plan) and coverage of exotic cultures (The Ama Girls, Blue Men of Morocco)...read more

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9780786459575 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, February 15, 2011, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Throughout its long and colorful history, Walt Disney Studios has produced scores of films designed to educate moviegoers as well as entertain them.

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Product Description: Beginning with World War II, missiles transformed the art of war. For the first time, cities of warring nations were vulnerable to sudden, unannounced, long-distance destruction. At the same time, rockets made possible one of the great triumphs of the modern age--the exploration of space...read more

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9780313327957 | Greenwood Pub Group, October 30, 2004, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Beginning with World War II, missiles transformed the art of war.

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9780801887925 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, October 29, 2007, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Beginning with World War II, missiles transformed the art of war.

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Product Description: The history of the air age has mostly been written from the perspective of aircraft designers, builders, and pilots. Imagining Flight is a history of the air age as the rest of us have experienced it: on the pages of books, the screens of movie theaters, and the front pages of newspaper--and in airline cabins during peacetime and bomb shelters during wartime...read more

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9781585443000 | Texas A & M Univ Pr, December 1, 2003, cover price $33.00 | About this edition: The history of the air age has mostly been written from the perspective of aircraft designers, builders, and pilots.

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Product Description: Spaceships travel through time at lightspeed, piloted by human clones and talking animals. Serious injuries are healed with the wave of a medical gizmo. The media makes it all look easy. Can scientists hope to accomplish such amazing feats in the real world, or are they merely flights of fancy? This book is a fun look at what can, and can't, be achieved with current technology in today's laboratory experiments...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780313318221 | Greenwood Pub Group, May 30, 2002, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Spaceships travel through time at lightspeed, piloted by human clones and talking animals.

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Product Description: Van Riper recreates scientists' first arguments for human antiquity, placing these debates within the context of Victorian science. Using field notes, scientific reports, and previously unpublished letters, he shows also how the study of human prehistory brought together geologists, archeologists, and anthropologists in their first interdisciplinary scientific effort...read more

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9780226849911 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 1, 1993, cover price $81.00 | About this edition: Between 1858 and 1863, a small group of British scientists--predominantly geologists--demonstrated that the human race was far older than generally believed: that humans had coexisted with now-extinct species of animals (such as the mammoth) in a world unlike the one we now inhabit.

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9780226849928 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 1, 1993, cover price $34.00 | About this edition: Van Riper recreates scientists' first arguments for human antiquity, placing these debates within the context of Victorian science.

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