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1. Beren and Lúthien [2017]

288 pages, 9 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Painstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Luthien will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, Dwarves and Orcs and the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien's Middle-earth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780008214197 20170807
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
ix, 161 pages ; 24 cm
  • Chapter I - Introduction Chapter II - Henryk Sienkiewicz' Quo Vadis?: Suffering and Love in the Church of St. Peter Chapter III - Graham Greene's The End of the Affair The Sanctity of Grace Chapter IV - Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons: Thomas More and Self-Identity Chapter V - Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited: The Sources of Pain and the Beginnings of Love Chapter VI - Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit: Text and Films, "Eucatastrophe" and "Enchantment" Chapter VII - Victor Hugo's Les Miserables: Love and Redemption of the Suffering Poor Chapter VIII - Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498541664 20170306
Catholic Literature and Film explores six novels that can be called Catholic in subject, plot, and/or theme. Many, but not all, are by Catholic authors. Key themes are romantic love and suffering, observed in light of the concepts of God's grace and the incarnation of Christ. How these thematic considerations have been translated into film are considered in this work as an additional lens into the texts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498541664 20170306
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xvi, 258 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface
  • List of abbreviations
  • Introduction : the Greek magical papyri
  • General character
  • Modern editions and translations
  • The history of Greek and demotic magical papyri and magical handbooks
  • Defixionum tabellae and magical amulets
  • Characteristics of the Greek magical papyri
  • Greek language
  • Hymns
  • Categories of spells
  • The magical operation
  • The focus and methods of the monograph
  • Magic : definition
  • The concepts of the divine in the greek magical papyri : chapter Description
  • The religio-philosophical concept of the personal daimon and the magico-theurgic ritual of systasis
  • Introduction
  • The PGM spells
  • "Systasis with your own daimon" (PGM VII.505-528)
  • Untitled spell for dream revelation (PGM VII.478-490)
  • Untitled spell concerning your own shadow (PGM III.612-632)
  • "The erotic binding spell of Astrapsoukos" (PGM VIII. 1-63)
  • Conclusion
  • The religious concept of paredros
  • Introduction : the basic concept of paredros
  • Paredroi as daimones
  • "A daimon comes as an assistant" (PGM 1.1-42)
  • "Power of the bear constellation that accomplishes everything" (PGM IV. 1331-1389)
  • Paredros as the resurrected spirit and body of the dead
  • Scholarly discussion
  • The issue of the resurrection of the dead in the spells
  • "King pitys' spell that leads over any skull cup" (PGM IV. 1928-2005)
  • "Divine assistance from three homeric verses" (PGM IV.2145-2240)
  • "Pitys' spell that leads" (PGM IV.2006-2125)
  • The purpose of reanimating the dead in the magical rite
  • Paredros as the god eros
  • Paredros as the spell itself and as a god, or goddess revealed as another entity
  • "Spell of pnouthis, the sacred scribe, for acquiring an assistant" (PGM 1.42-195)
  • "Spell to selene" (PGM I.147ff.)
  • Untitled spell to acquire a divine assistant (PGM LVII.1-37)
  • The "lunar spell of klaudianus and ritual of heaven and the bear constellation over lunar offerings" (PGM VII.862-918)
  • "The old serving woman of apollonius of tyana" (PGM XIa.1-40)
  • Paredros as divine assistance from homeric verses and an object
  • The relationship between the paredros and the magician
  • Conclusion
  • The concept of god through manifold religious and philosophical assimilations
  • Introduction
  • Helios
  • "Spell to bring the god" (PGM IV.985-1035)
  • Helios the greatest god, lord horus harpocrates
  • Helios holding the reins and steering the tiller, restraining the serpent
  • Helios : praised, Iao
  • "This is the (consecration) ritual for all purposes : spell to helios" (PGM IV.1596-1715)
  • Helios : the gracious good daimon
  • Helios : sabaoth adonai, the great god
  • Helios : the cosmokrator, the thalassokrator, heaven as Helios' processional way
  • "[Systasis to] helios" (PGM III.494-611)
  • Helios : the image, the whole of the cosmos; forms and names
  • "Systasis with your own daimon" (PGM VII.505-528)
  • Helios : the mixture of the cosmic nature
  • hymn "to helios" (PGM IV.939-948)
  • Helios : ... or ...
  • Eros
  • "Eros as an assistant" (PGM XII.14-95)
  • "The sword of dardanos" (PGM IV.1716-1870)
  • The creator-god
  • "Prayer of Jacob" (PGM XXIIb. 1-26)
  • "Oracle of Kronos demanding, called little mill" (PGM IV.3086-3124)
  • "[Systasis to] helios" (PGM III.494-611)
  • "The sword of dardanos" (PGM IV.1716-1870)
  • "A little ring" (PGM XII.201-269)
  • The use of ...
  • Aion
  • "Divine assistance from three homeric verses" (PGM IV.2145-2240)
  • "God, gods; a sacred book called monad or eighth book of moses about the holy name" (version A. 1-343 from PGM XIII. 1-734)
  • "A little ring" (PGM XII.201-269)
  • "Stele" (PGM IV. 1167-1226)
  • "Another way" (PGM V.459-489)
  • Chrestos
  • "Releasing from bonds" (PGM XIII.288-295)
  • Orthographical and interpretation issues : the scholarly discussion
  • Analysis of the spell : influences and religious assimilations
  • Chrestos as the creator
  • Chrestos as "the one who created compulsion and punishment and torture"
  • The "release" and "open up" formula
  • Chrestos "biaios" : mechanisms of appropriation and integration
  • Dionysus-osiris
  • Osiris
  • "Pitys' spell that leads" (PGM IV.2006-2125)
  • Dionysus
  • Explicit references to dionysus
  • Untitled spell (PGM XIII.734-1077)
  • Allusions to dionysus
  • "A daemon comes as an assistant" (PGM I.1-42)
  • "Excellent philtron" (PGM VII.459-461)
  • "Cup spell" (PGM VII.643-651) : Dionysus-osiris assimilation
  • "This is the (consecration) ritual for all purposes : spell to helios" (PGM IV. 1596-1715)
  • Hekate-selene-artemis
  • "Prayer to selene" (PGM IV.2785-2890)
  • "Erotic spell that leads" (PGM IV.2441-2621)
  • Hermes-thoth-hermes trismegistos
  • Hermes-thoth
  • Hermes trismegistos
  • The religious and philosophical assimilations
  • Untitled spell for revelation (PGM V.370-446)
  • "The erotic binding spell of astrapsoukos" (PGM VIII. 1-63)
  • "Lamp divination" (PGM VII.540-578)
  • Typhon-seth
  • The symbolism of the blood of typhon-seth
  • The religious and philosophical assimilations
  • "spell to restrain anger and to subject" (PGM VII.940-968)
  • "Nephotes to psammetichos immortal king of Egypt" (PGM IV. 154-285)
  • "Spell to restrain" (PGM XXXVI. 1-34)
  • Untitled spell (PGM XIVc.l6-27), "Spell to cause 'evil sleep'" (PGM xiv.675-694)
  • "Separation spell" (PGM XII.365-375)
  • Sarapis
  • Untitled erotic spell (PGM XIXa.1-54)
  • "Oracle of sarapis" (PGM V.1-53)
  • "This is the (consecration) ritual for all purposes : spell to helios" (PGM IV.1596-1715)
  • "Another way" (PGM V.459-489)
  • Isis
  • "The erotic binding spell of astrapsoukos" (PGM VIII. 1-63)
  • Untitled spell to acquire an oracle (/"great Isis the lady") (PGM XXIVa. 1-25)
  • Untitled spell for protection ((...)) (PGM VII.490-504)
  • Untitled spell to acquire a divine assistant (PGM LVII.1-37)
  • Aphrodite
  • "Erotic spell that leads" (PGM IV.2891-2942)
  • "Aphrodite's name" (PGM IV. 1265-1274)
  • Bes(as)
  • Spells : "Request for a dream oracle from Besas" (PGM VII.222-249) and "Request for the dream oracle of Besas" (PGM VIII.64-110)
  • "Stele of Jeu the hieroglyphist in his letter" (PGM V.96-172)
  • "A restraining seal" (PGM IV.2125-2139)
  • Divine Epithets and Identities
  • Conclusion
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix 1
  • Appendix 2
  • Appendix 3
  • Appendix 4
  • Appendix 5
  • Appendix 6
  • Appendix 7
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Greek words
  • Index of sources
  • Index of modern authors
  • Index of names and subjects.
Green Library

4. Fire and ice. [1983]

1 online resource (streaming video file) (79 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound Sound: digital. Digital: video file; MPEG-4; Flash.
A classic animated adventure-fantasy film directed by the legendary Ralph Bakshi (THE LORD OF THE RINGS (1978), COOL WORLD). In this animated tale, a tiny village is destroyed by a surging glacier, which serves as the deadly domain for the evil Ice Lord, Nekron. The only survivor is Larn, a young warrior who vows to avenge this act of destruction. The evil continues, however, as Nekron's palace of ice heads straight towards Fire Keep, the great fortress ruled by the good King Jarol. When Jarol's beautiful daughter, Teegra, is abducted by Nekron's sub-human ape-like creatures, Larn begins a daring search for her. What results is a tense battle between good and evil, surrounded by the mystical elements of the ancient past.

5. Game of Thrones [2017]

203 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Winter is coming. Every Sunday night, millions of fans gather around their televisions to take in the spectacle that is a new episode of Game of Thrones. Much is made of who will be gruesomely murdered each week on the hit show, though sometimes the question really is who won't die a fiery death. The show, based on the Song of Ice and Fire series written by George R. R. Martin, is a truly global phenomenon. With the seventh season of the HBO series in production, Game of Thrones has been nominated for multiple awards, its cast has been catapulted to celebrity, and references to it proliferate throughout popular culture. Often positioned as the grittier antithesis to J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Martin's narrative focuses on the darker side of chivalry and heroism, stripping away these higher ideals to reveal the greed, amorality, and lust for power underpinning them. Fan Phenomena: Game of Thrones is an exciting new addition to the Intellect series, bringing together academics and fans of Martin's universe to consider not just the content of the books and HBO series, but fan responses to both.From trivia nights dedicated to minutiae to forums speculating on plot twists to academics trying to make sense of the bizarre climate of Westeros, everyone is talking about Game of Thrones. Edited by Kavita Mudan Finn, the book focuses on the communities created by the books and television series and how these communities envision themselves as consumers, critics, and even creators of fanworks in a wide variety of media, including fiction, art, fancasting, and cosplay.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783207848 20170814
Green Library
3 volumes : illustrations ; 27 cm
The new edition of Critical Survey of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, previously published as Magill's Survey of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature and Classics of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, provides descriptions of hundreds of famous and well-regarded works of science fiction and fantasy, summarizing plots and analyyzing the works in terms of their contributions to literature. Organization & Format Each article discusses an individual book or series and often comments on other works by the same author. Individual articles open with basic information in a ready-reference format: author's name, his or her birth and death dates, identification of the work as either science fiction or fantasy, subgenre, type of work (such as drama, novel, novella, series, or story), time and location of plot, and date of first publication. The main body of each essay contains two sections: "The Story" offersa brief summary of the work's plot and identifies major characters, while "Analysis" offers a critical interpretation of the title and identifies the literary devices and themes used in the work. Works featured in this compilation include essays on such classics as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The War of the Worlds, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as entirely new articles on recent titles such as American Gods, Singularity Sky, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Cloud Atlas, Boneshaker, Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy, City of Stairs, and many more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781682172780 20170508
Green Library
1 online resource.
  • Ballad Opera: Commercial Song in Enlightenment Garb / Berta Joncus
  • After 'Anger': modern Britain in the postwar musical / Elizabeth Wells
  • / Ben Francis
  • Towards a British Concept Musical: the Shows of Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse / David Cottis
  • The pop music industry and the British musical / Ian Sapiro
  • / Sarah Browne
  • Les Miserables: from epic novel to epic musical / Kathryn M. Grossman, Bradley Stephens
  • Billy Elliot and Its Lineage: the Politics of Class and Sexual Identity in British Musicals since 1953 / Robert Gordon
  • Humming the set': scenography and the musical from Cats to Lord of the Rings / Christine White
  • Noel Coward: sui generis / Dominic McHugh
  • Joan Littlewood: Collaboration and Vision / Ben Macpherson
  • Between Opera and Musical: Theatre Music in Early Nineteenth-Century London / Christina Fuhrmann
  • Lionel Bart: British Vernacular Musical Theatre / Millie Taylor
  • Tim Rice: the Pop Star Scenario / Olaf Jubin
  • Cameron Mackintosh: Control, Collaboration and the Creative Producer / Miranda Lundskaer-Nielsen
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber: haunted by the Phantom / David Chandler
  • The Beggar's Legacy: Playing with Music and Drama, 1920-2003 / Robert Lawson-Peebles
  • Mamma Mia! and the Aesthetics of the 21st Century Jukebox Musical / George Rodosthenous
  • Attracting the Family Market: Shows with Cross-generations Appeal / Rebecca Warner
  • Genre Counterpoints: Challenges to the Mainstream Musical / David Roesner
  • Some Yesterdays Always Remain: Black British and Anglo-Asian Musical Theatre / Ben Macpherson
  • Comic opera: English society in Gilbert and Sullivan / Carolyn Williams
  • Introduction / Robert Gordon, Olaf Jubin
  • English musical comedy, 1890-1924 / Stephen Banfield
  • English West End Revue: World War I and after / David Linton
  • Musical Comedy in the 1920s and 1930s: Mr Cinders and Me and My Girl as Class-Conscious Carnival / George Burrows
  • West End Royalty: Ivor Novello and English operetta, 1917-1951 / Stewart Nicholls
  • The American invasion: the impact of Oklahoma! and Annie Get Your Gun / Dominic Symonds
  • / John M. Snelson.
The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical provides a comprehensive academic survey of British musical theatre offering both a historical account of the musical's development from 1728 and a range of in-depth critical analyses of the unique forms and features of British musicals, which explore the aesthetic values and sociocultural meanings of a tradition that initially gave rise to the American musical and later challenged its modern pre-eminence. After a consideration of how John Gay's The Beggar's Opera (1728) created a prototype for eighteenth-century ballad opera, the book focuses on the use of song in early nineteenth century theatre, followed by a sociocultural analysis of the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan; it then examines Edwardian and interwar musical comedies and revues as well as the impact of Rodgers and Hammerstein on the West End, before analysing the new forms of the postwar British musical from The Boy Friend (1953) to Oliver! (1960). One section of the book examines the contributions of key twentieth century figures including Noel Coward, Ivor Novello, Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber, director Joan Littlewood and producer Cameron Macintosh, while a number of essays discuss both mainstream and alternative musicals of the 1960s and 1970s and the influence of the pop industry on the creation of concept recordings such as Jesus Christ Superstar (1970) and Les Miserables (1980). There is a consideration of "jukebox" musicals such as Mamma Mia! (1999), while essays on overtly political shows such as Billy Elliot (2005) are complemented by those on experimental musicals like Jerry Springer: the Opera (2003) and London Road (2011) and on the burgeoning of Black and Asian British musicals in both the West End and subsidized venues. The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical demonstrates not only the unique qualities of British musical theatre but also the vitality and variety of British musicals today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199988747 20170206
xxx, 375 pages : illustrations ; 24 cminp
  • Introduction Mark J. P. Wolf I. Worlds on the Rise 1. Why Worlds Now? Marie-Laure Ryan 2. Fictional World-Building as Ritual, Drama, and Film Lily Alexander 3. The Past as an Imaginary World: The Case of Medievalism Dimitra Fimi II. Structure 4. The Subcreation of J. R. R .Tolkien's Middle-earth and How it Became Transmedial Culture Lars Konzack 5. Secondary World Infrastructures and Tabletop Fantasy Games Neal Baker 6. Battlestar Galactica and Caprica: Using Religion to Create Imagined Worlds Erica Hurwitz Andrus 7. God's Infinite Loop: Religious Impulse in World-Building Edward Castronova 8. Spawn This: The Imaginary Worldssssss of Minecraft Lori Landay III. Practice 9. A New Wonderland: The Source of It All Michael O. Riley 10. "All Over the Map": Building (and Rebuilding) Oz Henry Jenkins 11. Discovering the Planiverse A. K. Dewdney 12. The Rilao Project: World Building for the Future of Narrative Alex McDowell 13. Imaginary Countries on the Field of Battle David W. Brown IV. Reception 14. "Trek in Name Only": J. J. Abrams's Anti-Fans, Trekkers, and Ontological Security William Proctor 15. The Hyper-enchantment of Visiting an Imaginary World: Liveness, Brand Fandom and Moments of 'Being There' Matt Hills 16. The Importance of Overflow and Chunking in World-Building and the Experiencing of Worlds Mark J. P. Wolf 17. Language Makes and Breaks Worlds: China Mieville's Embassytown Gerard Hynes 18. Destroying Arcadia: Undermining Literary Britain in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Jennifer Harwood-Smith 19. Bookland: Connie Willis's Construction of England Helen Conrad-O'Briain Appendix: Worlds Apart: Toward a Canon of Imaginary Worlds Mark J. P. Wolf.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138942059 20170321
The concept of world and the practice of world creation have been with us since antiquity, but they are now achieving unequalled prominence. In this timely anthology of subcreation studies, an international roster of contributors come together to examine the rise and structure of worlds, the practice of world-building, and the audience's reception of imaginary worlds. Including essays written by world-builders A.K. Dewdney and Alex McDowell and offering critical analyses of popular worlds such as those of Oz, The Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and Minecraft, Revisiting Imaginary Worlds provides readers with a broad and interdisciplinary overview of the issues and concepts involved in imaginary worlds across media platforms.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138942059 20170321
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xix, 202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Dusting for fingerprints
  • "An unexpected party"
  • The heart of the company
  • "I've a good mind to punch your head"
  • "Drat that Omnibus!"
  • Mystical caboodle
  • Faces in a mirror
  • Leaf-mould and memories
  • Epilogue : doing what the Inklings did.
C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the other members of the Inklings met each week to read and discuss each other's work-in-progress, offering both encouragement and blistering critique. How did these conversations shape the books they were writing? How does creative collaboration enhance individual talent? And what can we learn from their example? Beautifully illustrated by James A. Owen, Bandersnatch offers an inside look at the Inklings of Oxford-and a seat at their table at The Eagle and Child pub. It shows how encouragement and criticism made all the difference in The Lord of the Rings, the Chronicles of Narnia, and dozens of other books written by the members of this literary circle. You'll learn what made these writers tick and more: inspired by their example, you'll discover how collaboration can help your own creative process and lead to genius breakthroughs in whatever work you do.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781606352762 20160619
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10. The hobbit [2016]

xii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
J.R.R. Tolkien's novel was met with international acclaim upon its publication in 1937, given its adventurous plot, elements of high fantasy, and lovable protagonist, Bilbo Baggins. This compilation of essays closely studies the classic staple of children's literature by examining some of its themes-such as maturation and overcoming greed-exploring the world of Middle-earth, and comparing/contrasting the text with its popular sequel, The Lord of the Rings. Each essay is 2,500 to 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of "Works Cited, " along with endnotes. Finally, the volume's appendixes offer a section of useful reference resources: * About This Volume* Critical Context: Original Introductory Essays* Critical Readings: Original In-Depth Essays* Further Readings* Detailed Bibliography* Detailed Bio of the Editor* General Subject Index .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781682171202 20170109
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xxvi, 454 pages : illustrations (black and white, and color) ; 26 cm.
  • ContentsForeword by The Rev. Dr James Collins-- Preface: In appreciation of Lord Kelvin-- Editorial introductionPersonal Chapter 1: Lord Kelvin1 Introduction-- 2 The Thomson family-- 3 Young William-- 4 William Thomson, a Cambridge student-- 5 William Thomson, a professor-- 6 Academia-- 7 The Atlantic telegraph and knighthood-- 8 Lalla Rookh-- 9 Family life-- 10 Glasgow and Cambridge-- 11 Netherhall-- 12 Navigation-- 13 Politics and peerage-- 14 Jubilee-- 15 Retirement-- 16 Industry-- 17 Electricity generation-- 18 Beliefs and controversies-- 19 Health and death-- 20 Honours-- 21 Patents-- 22 Notes-- ReferencesChapter 2: Kelvin and his world: a cultural overview1 A complex challenge-- 2 An intellectual colossus-- 3 Kelvin and the industrial world-- 4 The telegraph and Empire-- 5 Kelvin's reputation-- ReferencesRelationships Chapter 3: James and William Thomson: the creation of thermodynamics1 James Thomson and the Belfast notebooks: the air engine-- 2 The Belfast notebooks: lowering of the freezing point of water-- 3 The Belfast notebooks: reconciling Carnot and Joule-- 4 The denouement-- 5 James Thomson and thermodynamics-- Acknowledgements-- ReferencesChapter 4: James Thomson, an engineer and scientist: the path to thermodynamics1 Introduction-- 2 A sketch of the life of James Thomson-- 3 James Thomson's achievements in engineering and science-- 4 James and William: early dilemmas and discussions-- 5 Ideas of heat in the first half of the nineteenth century-- the caloric theory-- 6 The theory of Sadi Carnot and its reception by the Thomsons-- 7 The work of Joule, and the response of James and William Thomson-- Acknowledgements-- ReferencesChapter 5: Kelvin, Maxwell, Clausius and Tait: the correspondence of James Clerk Maxwell1 Introduction-- 2 Saturn's rings and the Adams Prize: Maxwell and Kelvin-- 3 Molecular model for a gas: Maxwell and Clausius-- 4 Two laws of thermodynamics: Maxwell, Clausius, Kelvin and Tait-- 5 Conclusion-- Appendix: Transcript of words on postcard of Fig. 1-- Bibliography-- ReferencesChapter 6: Sir William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs and theInstitution of Engineering and Technology1 Introduction-- 2 Lord Kelvin-- 3 The institution after Lord Kelvin-- Conclusion-- ReferencesThe Laws of ThermodynamicsChapter 7: Engineering Thermodynamics and the Carnot Cycle-- 1 Introduction: the Carnot Cycle-- 2 Timelines of characters-- 3 Watt's thermodynamic family tree and place in history-- 4 The p-v diagram: James Watt and the Indicator Diagram-- 5 The Carnot cycle: Carnot's great achievement-- 6 The Carnot cycle: diagrams of Clapeyron and Clausius-- 7 The Carnot cycle for a gas-- 8 From p-v to T-s: Kelvin's absolute scale of temperature-- 9 The 'representational' approach of J Willard Gibbs and the T-s diagram-- 10 The Carnot cycle for steam-- 11 The reversed Carnot cycle: refrigerators and heat pumps-- 12 Contributions to the Second Law of Thermodynamics: Carnot, Kelvin and Clausius-- 13 The perfect heat engine: is thermodynamics Platonic in character?-- 14 Conclusion-- Acknowledgements-- ReferencesChapter 8a: The first law of thermodynamics: Kelvin's relationshipwith Joule1 Introduction-- 2 William Thomson's fascination with Carnot's theory of heat-- 3 Enter James Prescott Joule-- 4 Rudolf Clausius finds the solution-- 5 William Thomson's answer-- 6 Concluding remarks-- ReferencesChapter 8b: The first law of thermodynamics: The Joule-Mayer Controversy1 Introduction-- 2 Joule, Mayer and the First Law: their peer assessment problems-- 3 Joule, Mayer and the First Law: the X-club controversy-- 4 Conclusion: honour satisfied-- ReferencesChapter 9: The emergence and evolution of the Second Law of Thermodynamics1 Introduction-- 2 Heat and temperature: conceptualised and applied-- 3 Towards the laws of thermodynamics-- 4 The Second Law of Thermodynamics-- 5 Thermodynamic properties and processes-- 6 Statistical thermodynamics-- 7 Later developments: Keenan-- 8 Myron Tribus's thermodynamics: an alternative understanding-- 9 Conclusions-- ReferencesChapter 10: The teaching of thermodynamics today1 Introduction-- 2 The technological context of Thomson's 1851 paper-- 3The 'scientific' context of Thomson's 1851 paper-- 4 Enter Thomson-- 5 Death of the Caloric-- 6 The second law of thermodynamics-- 7 Flawed lawmaking-- 8 Returning to Thomson's formulation-- ReferencesChapter 11: Entropy as thermal charge: an application of bondgraphs inspired by Carnot and his cycle1 Sadi Carnot-- 2 Bond graphs-- 3 Systemics-- 4 Icons for thermofluid machines-- 5 The Carnot cycle-- ReferencesChapter 12: Thermodynamic entropy and temperature rigorously defined without heuristic use of the concepts of heat and empirical temperature1 Introduction-- 2 Aims and structure of the present treatment-- 3 Basic definitions-- 4 Definition of energy for a closed system-- 5 Definition of thermodynamic entropy for a closed system-- 6 Fundamental relation, temperature, and Gibbs relation (for a closed system)-- 7 Proofs of Clausius and Caratheodory statements of the Second Law and of the Zeroth Law-- 8 Conclusions-- ReferencesThermodynamics in the wider context of science Chapter 13: William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) and thermoelectricity1 Introduction-- 2 On the events that preceded Thomson's discoveries in thermoelectricity-- 3 Fundamental thermoelectric Thomson relations-- 4 Experimental verification of Thomson thermoelectric effect-- 5 On the effect of thermodynamic reversibility on Thomson relation-- 6 Generalization of Thomson relations pursuant to thermodynamics of irreversible processes-- 7 First Thomson relation novel form-- 8 On practical applications of Thomson relations-- 9 Thomson transversal EMF: anisotropic thermoelements-- ReferencesChapter 14: Kelvin and the age of the earth1 Early estimates-- 2 The development of uniformitarianism-- 3 Lord Kelvin-- 4 Geological time-- 5 Growing opposition-- 6 Radioactivity as an additional source of heat-- Conclusions-- ReferencesPostscriptChapter 15: Kelvin in the twenty-first century1 'The Kelvin Problem': space-filling foam-- 2 Kelvin Waves and the El Nino effect-- 3 The Stirling engine-- 4 The Stirling engine in outer space-- 5 Atmospheric electricity-- 6 From the nineteenth to the twenty-first century-- ReferencesConclusion Chapter 16: Honoured by banknotes1 Introduction: the UK, its political history and its banknotes-- 2 Kelvin and the University of Glasgow-- 3 Queen's University of Belfast-- 4 Kelvin and the Giant's Causeway Tramway-- 5 King's College, Aberdeen (University of Aberdeen)-- 6 Boulton and Watt-- 7 Conclusion-- ReferencesAppendices Thomson, Brunel and the Atlantic cables of 1865 and 1866-- The Model Stirling Engine-- Maxwell's Demon-- Universities of the Heat Engine-- Honoured by monuments-- Lord Kelvin and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845641498 20160619
This volume looks afresh at the life and works of Lord Kelvin including his standing and relationships with Charles Darwin, T. S Huxley and the X-club, thereby throwing new light on the nineteenth-century conflict between the British energy and biology specialists. It focuses on two principal issues. Firstly, there is the contribution made by Kelvin to the formulation of the Laws of Thermodynamics, both personal and in the content of the scientific communications exchanged with other workers, such as Joule and Clausius. Secondly, there is Kelvin's impact on the wider field of science such as thermoelectricity and geology (determination of the age of the earth). Of late a number of studies and initiatives, including the Centenary celebrations of Kelvin's death and exhibits such as that of the 'Revolutionary Scientist' in the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, have been undertaken aiding the redefinition of Kelvin's greatness and achievements. The book also raises awareness to 'improve our approach to the teaching of elementary thermodynamics by attempting to empathise with Kelvin's perspective'.It is completed by a full biography, overviews of various monuments to his memory, and short 'Stories in Pictures' on the Atlantic cable, Maxwell's Demon, the universities associated with the development of thermodynamics and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Scientists and engineers with an interest in thermodynamics and anyone interested in the work of Lord Kelvin will find benefit in Kelvin, Thermodynamics and the Natural World.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845641498 20160619
Green Library
242 pages ; 21 cm.
"A high-tension, sexy, political thriller in which freelance CIA agent Malko Linge brings a project to his bosses that could blow open a ring of Russian spies operating in the United States. At a benefit dinner, Austrian playboy and CIA freelancer Malko Linge meets an intriguing woman, Zhanna Khrenkov, who has an unusual proposal. She will disclose everything she knows about her husband Alexei's business if Malko will get rid of Alexei's younger, British mistress. Appalled, Malko refuses--until Zhanna reveals her husband's real job: head of a ring of Russian spies operating undercover inside the U.S. For Malko's CIA contacts, this is a highly necessary job; for Malko, it is a highly sensitive one. He will move cautiously from Vienna to London to Moscow, trying to find the right balance of winning Zhanna's trust without compromising his moral integrity"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
xv, 297 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • List of Figures List of Tables List of Contributors Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Introduction: Empirical approaches to film spectators and spectatorship -CarrieLynn D. Reinhard and Christopher J. Olson Chapter 2: Spectatorship in public space: The moving image in public art -Annie Dell'Aria Chapter 3: The festival collective: Cult audience and Japanese Extreme Cinema -Jessica Hughes Chapter 4: Transnational investments: Aging in Les Invisibles (Sebastien Lifshitz, 2013) and its reception -Darren Waldron Chapter 5: Preferred readings and dissociative appropriations: Group discussions following and challenging the tradition of cultural studies -Alexander Geimer Chapter 6: "Legolas, he's cool ... and he's hot!": The meanings and implications of audiences' favorite characters -Martin Barker Chapter 7: In search of the child spectator in the late silent era -Amanda C. Fleming Chapter 8: Seeing, sensing sound: Eye tracking soundscapes in Saving Private Ryan and Monsters, Inc. -Andrea Rassell, Sean Redmond, Jenny Robinson, Jane Stadler, Darrin Verhagen, and Sarah Pink Chapter 9: Seeing animated worlds: Eye tracking and the spectator's experience of narrative -Craig Batty, Adrian Dyer, Claire Perkins, and Jodi Sita Chapter 10: Focalization, attachment, and film viewers' responses to film characters: Experimental design with qualitative data collection -Katalin Balint and Andras Balint Kovacs Chapter 11: Making sense of the American superhero film: Experiences of entanglement and detachment -CarrieLynn D. Reinhard Chapter 12: Indexing the events of an art film by audiences with different viewing backgrounds -Sermin Ildirar Chapter 13: Exploring the role of narrative contextualization in film interpretation: Issues and challenges for eye tracking methodology -Thorsten Kluss, John Bateman, Heinz-Peter Preusser and Kerstin Schill Chapter 14: Conclusion: A methodological toolbox for film reception studies -Christopher J. Olson.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781501302947 20160619
There are a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to researching how film spectators make sense of film texts, from the film text itself, the psychological traits and sociocultural group memberships of the viewer, or even the location and surroundings of the viewer. However, we can only understand the agency of film spectators in situations of film spectatorship by studying actual spectators' interactions with specific film texts in specific contexts of engagement. Making Sense of Cinema: Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship uses a number of empirical approaches (ethnography, focus groups, interviews, historical, qualitative experiment and physiological experiment) to consider how the film spectator makes sense of the text itself or the ways in which the text fits into his or her everyday life. With case studies ranging from preoccupations of queer and ageing men in Spanish and French cinema and comparative eye-tracking studies based on the two completely different soundscapes of Monsters Inc. and Saving Private Ryan to cult fanbase of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and attachment theory to its fictional characters, Making Sense of Cinema aligns this subset of film studies with the larger fields of media reception studies, allowing for dialogue with the broader audience and reception studies field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781501302947 20160619
Green Library
192 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Dennis Muren (Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI-- Terminator 2: Judgment Day-- Jurassic Park-- A.I. Artificial Intelligence-- War of the Worlds)-- John Knoll (Mission: Impossible-- Star Wars: Episode I-The Phantom Menace-- Pirates of the Caribbean films-- Pacific Rim)-- Bill Westenhofer (Babe: Pig in the City-- Cats & Dogs-- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe-- The Golden Compass-- Life of Pi)-- Joe Letteri (The Lord of the Rings trilogy-- King Kong-- Avatar-- Planet of the Apes-- The Hobbit trilogy)-- Rob Legato (Apollo 13-- Titanic-- The Aviator-- Hugo)-- Doug Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey-- Close Encounters of the Third Kind-- Star Trek: The Motion Picture-- Blade Runner)-- Paul Franklin (Pitch Black-- Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy-- Inception-- Interstellar)-- Phil Tippett (Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI-- Robocop-- Starship Troopers-- The Twilight Saga)-- Richard Edlund (Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI-- Raiders of the Lost Ark-- Ghostbusters-- Multiplicity)-- Edson Williams (X-Men: The Last Stand-- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button-- The Social Network-- Captain America films)-- Karen Goulekas (Godzilla-- The Day After Tomorrow-- 10,000 BC-- Green Lantern)-- Chris Corbould (Golden Eye-- Die Another Day-- Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy-- Inception)-- Ian Hunter (The X-Files-- The Dark Knight-- The Dark Knight Rises-- Inception-- Interstellar)-- John Rosengrant (Terminator films-- Jurassic Park-- Iron Man films-- Real Steel).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138845961 20160619
It would be rare these days to find a film that did not in some way depend on the magic of visual effects, from the raging computer-generated dinosaurs in Steven Spielberg's Jurrasic Park, to the fantastical worlds of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, and the photoreal tiger and ocean in Ang Lee's Life of Pi. Through interviews with 16 of the leading effects pioneers from around the world (see list below), author Ian Failes explores the making of some of the most memorable film sequences ever produced, showcasing the shift from practical to digital magic with original behind-the-scenes imagery, shot breakdowns, and detailed explanations of some of the secrets behind the making of cinema's most extraordinary creations. Visual effects artists and films discussed include: Dennis Muren (Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI; Terminator 2: Judgment Day; Jurassic Park; A.I. Artificial Intelligence; War of the Worlds) Bill Westenhofer (Babe: Pig in the City; Cats & Dogs; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Golden Compass; Life of Pi) Joe Letteri (The Lord of the Rings trilogy; King Kong; Avatar; Planet of the Apes; The Hobbit trilogy) Rob Legato (Apollo 13; Titanic; The Aviator; Hugo) Paul Franklin (Pitch Black; Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy; Inception; Interstellar) Richard Edlund (Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI; Raiders of the Lost Ark; Ghostbusters; Multiplicity); Edson Williams (X-Men: The Last Stand; The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; The Social Network; Captain America films) Karen Goulekas (Godzilla; The Day After Tomorrow; 10,000 BC; Green Lantern); Chris Corbould (Golden Eye; Die Another Day; Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy; Inception); Ian Hunter (The X-Files; The Dark Knight; The Dark Knight Rises; Inception; Interstellar) John Rosengrant (Terminator films; Jurassic Park; Iron Man films; Real Steel).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138845961 20160619
Green Library
208 pages : color illustrations ; 27 x 30 cm
Sumptuous hardback gift edition combining the best of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Location Guides, plus brand new photography unique to this book. In the epic film trilogies created by Peter Jackson, New Zealand has become Middle-earth. From the majestic peaks of the Southern Alps to the rolling hills and Volcanic Plateau of the North Island, the world of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit was stunningly re-created on an epic scale. Photographer Ian Brodie has captured these locations in all their beauty and splendour. Featuring the most breathtaking photographs from his bestselling The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy Location Guidebook, plus all-new imagery and contributions by Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor, Andy Serkis and Alan Lee, this is a magnificent record of a historic era in film-making, and a peerless collection of landscape and location photography by a master of his craft. Featuring contributions from Peter Jackson and other members of the films' cast and crew, as well as fascinating background to the film-making process, this is the ultimate tribute to the land and its locations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780008116149 20160704
Green Library
ix, 226 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Nerd Ecology 2. Stellar Cosmopolitans: Star Trek and a Federation of Species 3. The Destruction of the Sky: Virtual Worlds as Refuge 4. The Great Music: Restoration as Counter-Apocalypse in the Tolkien Legendarium 5. Slayer and Signal: Joss Whedon Versus the Big Bads 6. Icons of Survival: Metahumanism as Planetary Defense Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472567635 20161228
Drawing on a wide range of examples from literature, comics, film, television and digital media, Nerd Ecology is the first substantial ecocritical study of nerd culture's engagement with environmental issues. Exploring such works as Star Trek, Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, the fiction of Thomas Pynchon, The Hunger Games, and superhero comics such as Green Lantern and X-Men, Anthony Lioi maps out the development of nerd culture and its intersections with the most fundamental ecocritical themes. In this way Lioi finds in the narratives of unpopular culture - narratives in which marginalised individuals and communities unite to save the planet - the building blocks of a new environmental politics in tune with the concerns of contemporary ecocritical theory and practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472567635 20161228
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17. Peter Jackson [2016]

xi, 285 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction / Biography / Context Key Collaborative Relationships Critical Essay 1: Peter Jackson and Film Landscape Critical Essay 2: Peter Jackson and Global Dispersal of Film Production A - Z Films / Themes / Key Concepts Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781623566531 20160619
Peter Jackson is one of the most acclaimed and influential contemporary film-makers. This is the first book to combine the examination of Jackson's career with an in-depth critical analysis of his films, thus providing readers with the most comprehensive study of the New Zealand film-maker's body of work. The first section of the book concentrates on Jackson's biography, surveying the evolution of his career from the director of cult slapstick movies such as Meet the Feebles (1989) and Braindead (1992) to an entrepreneur responsible for the foundation of companies such as Wingnut Films and Weta Workshop, and finally to producer and director of mega blockbuster projects such as The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003) and The Hobbit (2012-2013). The book further examines Jackson's work at the level of production, reception and textuality, along with key collaborative relationships and significant themes associated with Jackson's films. The examination of Peter Jackson's work and career ties into significant academic debates, including the relationship between national cinema and global Hollywood; the global dispersal of film production; the relationship between film authorship and industrial modes of production; the impact of the creative industries on the construction of national identity; and new developments in film technology..
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781623566531 20160619
Green Library
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 115 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
This sumptuous English-language '50s period piece recounts the mid-life years of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop (played by Miranda Otto, Lord of the Rings) when she left America to live and write in Rio de Janiero - where she would also fall in love with well-off architect Lota de Macedo Soares (butched up to the hilt by beautifully handsome Brazilian TV star Gloria Pires). Initial hostilities between the pair make way for a complicated yet long-lasting love affair that dramatically alters Bishop's relationship to the world around her.
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 59 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is the most popular work of fiction ever created. It is a tale of epic proportions held together by its unforgettable setting, Middle Earth. The great trilogy introduced the world to Gandalf, Frodo and Aragorn, but arguably the book's true star does not utter a single word. It is Middle Earth itself -- The Lord of the Rings' unforgettable setting -- that remains Tolkien's greatest achievement. This fascinating documentary takes us in Tolkien's footsteps and investigates the landscapes and buildings, the places and names that helped shape Middle Earth. Sir Ian Holm (Bilbo Baggins in The Fellowship of the Ring) narrates this fascinating exploration into an imaginary world that seems so real we pore over its maps and contemplate its journeys and its quests. Is this because the foundations of Tolkien's imagined world were inspired by very real places? Was there a real shire in the English countryside that inspired the Shire of Middle Earth? What influences shaped the darker and more troubled lands beyond its borders? How did European languages fuse in Tolkien's creative genius to create a vocabulary that evokes extraordinary places and heroic adventures? The quest for The Real Middle Earth takes us to England's west midlands, to Warwick and Oxford, to an ancient Lancashire school, to Saxon burial sites and many other places, including the real Dead Marshes, otherwise known as the Great War battlefields of the Somme.
1 online resource (streaming video file) (79 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
For Students of European & Asian Medieval & Renaissance History. Narrated by world-renowned actor John Rhys-Davies (Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings). Starring Viggo Mortensen, Karl Urban, Bob Anderson. Lord of the Rings stars join with Star Wars sword-master – Bob Anderson. Reclaiming the Blade is a documentary program steeped in history, the excitement of martial arts, the culture and craft of swords and modern day fight choreography. Devoted to sword martial arts and Hollywood stunt choreography, Lord of the Rings stars Viggo Mortensen, Karl Urban, John Rhys-Davies, John Howe and Richard Taylor join with legendary Hollywood sword master and fight choreographer Bob Anderson (Star Wars/Pirates of the Caribbean) to celebrate the history of the sword. The Medieval and Renaissance blade, a profound and beautiful object hand-crafted by master artisans of old. An object of great complexity, yet one with a singular use in mind – designed to kill. The truth of the sword has been shrouded in antiquity, and the Renaissance martial arts that brought it to being are long forgotten. The ancient practitioners lent us all they knew through their manuscripts. As gunslingers of the Renaissance they were western heroes with swords and they lived and died by them. Yet today, their history remains cloaked under a shadow of a legend. This program explores both European and Asian historic swordplay and offers an in-depth look at the fascinating world of stage combat on the silver screen. It includes a long overdue tribute to Bob Anderson who has trained countless Hollywood actors and choreographed many popular movie scenes featuring the sword. From the swashbuckling of Errol Flynn and Johnny Depp to Sean Connery's knightly duels, Anderson has worked with top film talent for over 50 years. Cloaked in the Darth Vader costume, Anderson performed and choreographed all the Lightsaber duels with Mark Hamill in George Lucas' early Star Wars trilogy. The filmmakers traveled three continents over ten different countries to interview and capture demonstrations by well trained practitioners and scholars. Delving into the historical martial arts of Europe and the recently discovered ancient Italian, German and Spanish manuals of sword fighting, Reclaiming the Blade sheds new light on a hitherto shadowy subject and period of history. This program holds, that the truth of the sword has been shrouded in antiquity and the Renaissance martial arts that brought it to being, are long forgotten. The film poignantly portrays the link between yesterday's history and tomorrow's future by reaching back in time to learn what they can from the ancient swordmasters. Dedicated to the modern practitioners and academics who seek to preserve the ancient traditions.".


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