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Runner as Hero

Author : Jay Kimiecik
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This book explores the world of aging, training, and performing through a self-experimental, self-reflective lens, merging science, mythology, and performance psychology. The result is a fascinating, inspiring tale about how living as an athlete can serve as a motivational metaphor for feeling alive and getting good-in practically anything.

Retrofitting Blade Runner

Author : Judith Kerman
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This book of essays looks at the multitude of texts and influences which converge in Ridley Scott's film Blade Runner, especially the film's relationship to its source novel, Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The film's implications as a thought experiment provide a starting point for important thinking about the moral issues implicit in a hypertechnological society. Yet its importance in the history of science fiction and science fiction film rests equally on it mythically and psychologically resonant creation of compelling characters and an exciting story within a credible science fiction setting. These essays consider political, moral and technological issues raised by the film, as well as literary, filmic, technical and aesthetic questions. Contributors discuss the film's psychological and mythic patterns, important political issues and the roots of the film in Paradise Lost, Frankenstein, detective fiction, and previous science fiction cinema.

Tomb Runner

Author : Steve Barlow
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You are a treasure hunter. You are hired to find the hidden tomb of Genghis Khan. Will you travel to Mongolia and help to discover the tomb and its riches? Or will you choose another path? You are the hero of this book. Only you can decide your own destiny... Kindle version supported by the Kindle Fire, Fire HD, Fire HDX, Fire DX and Paperwhite. This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books children want to read, and books children can read.

Runner s World

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Runner's World magazine aims to help runners achieve their personal health, fitness, and performance goals, and to inspire them with vivid, memorable storytelling.

Runner s World

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Runner's World magazine aims to help runners achieve their personal health, fitness, and performance goals, and to inspire them with vivid, memorable storytelling.

Runner s World

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Runner's World magazine aims to help runners achieve their personal health, fitness, and performance goals, and to inspire them with vivid, memorable storytelling.

The Plot Machine

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There are a lot of books on story structure, but only THE PLOT MACHINE presents a step-by-step guide to designing a story. In clear precise language, this guide discusses the various types of stories we tell, their specific parts, and how they are assembled. Say good-bye to staring at the blank page waiting for lightning to strike. Just put a few coins in THE PLOT MACHINE and design better stories faster.

Detecting Men

Author : Philippa Gates
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Looks at how detective films have reflected and shaped our ideas about masculinity, heroism, law and order, and national identity.

Runner s World

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Runner's World magazine aims to help runners achieve their personal health, fitness, and performance goals, and to inspire them with vivid, memorable storytelling.

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Blade Runner the Director s Cut Directed by Ridley Scott

Author : Megan De Kantzow
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The Runner s Guide to Yoga

Author : Rountree Sage
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Yoga will make you a better runner. Millions of runners practice yoga daily because it cuts injuries and leads to more fluid, enjoyable running. In The Runner's Guide to Yoga, Sage Rountree--America's leading expert on yoga for athletes--shows you the poses and practices for stronger, healthier running. Filled with color photographs, clear instruction, and easy-to-follow routines, The Runner's Guide to Yoga offers simple ways to make yoga a part of your everyday training, even if you have never set foot in a yoga studio. This practical guide highlights the routines that ease tightness in the hamstrings and hips, strengthen the core, build strength and flexibility throughout your body, and speed recovery from minor injuries. Rountree highlights over 100 key poses modeled by real runners and includes focused routines as well as key pre- and post-race yoga sequences. The Runner's Guide to Yoga will complement your running every day, all season long. Discover how yoga can improve your running with Dynamic warm-ups and cooldowns for your workouts Poses that target typical trouble spots, such as hips, calves, and hamstrings Self-tests to determine areas of weakness or imbalance Breath and meditation exercises to sharpen mental focus

Postmodernism and Islam

Author : Akbar S. Ahmed
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Can West and East ever understand each other? In this extraordinary book one of the world's leading Muslim scholars explores an area which has which has been almost entirely neglected by scholars in the field - the area of postmodernism and Islam. This landmark work is startling, constantly perceptive and certain to be debated for years to come.

Sports Media

Author : Brad Schultz
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A uniquely comprehensive text, Sports Media emphasizes the skills that you will need in order to be successful in the industry. With extensive coverage on reporting, anchoring, and production, this text offers thorough and effective descriptions of the sports reporter and anchor's function in a broadcast environment. Going beyond the essential skills, Sports Media also offers important historical and interesting background on the evolution of the sports industry, some grounding in the business of sports, and a discussion of social issues including the experience of women in sports and sports broadcasting. Covering all aspects of sports broadcasting, this text features reporting, writing leads, style, tricks of the trade, shooting on location, editing, production, live event production, ethics, and resume tapes, as well as tips on seeking employment in the industry. This new second edition focuses on the special new demands and necessary skill you will need for today's converged media - print, broadcast, and digital.

Blade Runner

Author : Amy Coplan
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Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is widely regarded as a "masterpiece of modern cinema" and is regularly ranked as one of the great films of all time. Set in a dystopian future where the line between human beings and ‘replicants’ is blurred, the film raises a host of philosophical questions about what it is to be human, the possibility of moral agency and freedom in ‘created’ life forms, and the capacity of cinema to make a genuine contribution to our engagement with these kinds of questions. This volume of specially commissioned chapters systematically explores and addresses these issues from a philosophical point of view. Beginning with a helpful introduction, the seven chapters examine the following questions: How is the theme of death explored in Blade Runner and with what implications for our understanding of the human condition? What can we learn about the relationship between emotion and reason from the depiction of the ‘replicants’ in Blade Runner? How are memory, empathy, and moral agency related in Blade Runner? How does the style and ‘mood’ of Blade Runner bear upon its thematic and philosophical significance? Is Blade Runner a meditation on the nature of film itself? Including a brief biography of the director and a detailed list of references to other writings on the film, Blade Runner is essential reading for students – indeed anyone - interested in philosophy and film studies. Contributors: Colin Allen, Peter Atterton, Amy Coplan, David Davies, Berys Gaut, Stephen Mulhall, C. D. C. Reeve.

The Bicycle Runner

Author : G. Franco Romagnoli
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Like all boys growing up in Rome during the 1930s and 1940s, the author was expected to join the Balilla—Italy's fascist Youth Organization. With political divisions running deep in the families within his palazzo, he and his motley group of friends were recruited into the underground Resistance. Racing around Rome on bicycles, they smuggled messages and weapons for the partisans. Later, the author fled to the Italian countryside and narrowly avoided German mop-up operations—despite being sold out by his most trusted of friends. But this is much more than a war story. Lyrical in language, rich in sentimentality, and possessing the magic of a classic Fellini film, Romagnoli's memoir is a charmingly told tale of the search for manhood and the bonds of family and friendship.

Running Times

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Running Times magazine explores training, from the perspective of top athletes, coaches and scientists; rates and profiles elite runners; and provides stories and commentary reflecting the dedicated runner's worldview.

Neo Noir as Post Classical Hollywood Cinema

Author : Robert Arnett
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Neo-Noir as Post-Classical Hollywood Cinema suggests the terms “noir” and “neo-noir” have been rendered almost meaningless by overuse. The book seeks to re-establish a purpose for neo-noir films and re-consider the organization of 60 years of neo-noir films. Using the notion of post-classical, the book establishes how neo-noir breaks into many movements, some based on time and others based on thematic similarities. The combined movements then form a mosaic of neo-noir. The time-based movements examine Transitional Noir (1960s-early 1970s), Hollywood Renaissance Noir in the 1970s, Eighties Noir, Nineties Noir, and Digital Noir of the 2000s. The thematic movements explore Nostalgia Noir, Hybrid Noir, and Remake and Homage Noir. Academics as well as film buffs will find this book appealing as it deconstructs popular films and places them within new contexts.

Runner s World

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Runner's World magazine aims to help runners achieve their personal health, fitness, and performance goals, and to inspire them with vivid, memorable storytelling.

The Runner s Yoga Book

Author : Jean Couch
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The Runner’s Yoga Book is an ideal companion for the weekend or professional athlete, for the reader who wants to stretch and relax, and for the developing yoga student who wants to establish a home practice. Drawing on over thirty years of teaching and personal practice, author Jean Couch offers precise instruction in all types of poses, guidelines for home practice, yoga routines for other sports (including bicycling, skiing, swimming, tennis, and walking), a resource guide for further study, and a yoga-poses-by-alphabetical-listing index. With over 400 photographs and illustrations showing students at various levels of expertise, The Runner’s Yoga Book is a complete guide for yoga students of all ages and most levels of fitness.

Blade Runner

Author : Sean Redmond
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Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner is now widely recognized as an undisputed masterwork of science fiction cinema and one of the most influential films released in the last forty years. Yet on its original release it was both a critical and commercial failure, criticized for its perceived prioritizing of style over content and a narrative that did not deliver the anticipated high octane action that its star casting and large budget normally promise. How did a film that was removed from circulation within a month of its premiere come to mean so much to modern audiences and provide such a rich seam of material for film and media studies? Sean Redmond excavates the many significances of the film – its breakthrough use of special effects as a narrative tool; its revolutionary representation of the future city; its treatment of racial and sexual politics; and its unique status as a text whose meaning was fundamentally altered in its re-released Director’s Cut form, then further revised in a Final Cut in 2007, and what this means in an institutional context. This volume was previously published as Studying Blade Runner in 2008.