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Retreat from a Rising Sea

Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey Columbia University Press What’s going with our planet’s climate is going to make the bursting of the real … Continue reading

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Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century

Featuring: Jim Rimmer Director: Richard Kegler Studio: P22 Type Foundry DVD release: 15 April 2011 Runtime: 90 min. (1 disc) Format: Color, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC DVD Features: Audio tracks (English), Subtitles (English), bonus features on making metal type and … Continue reading

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Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape – book review

Forest Forensics: A Field Guide to Reading the Forested Landscape Tom Wessels Countryman Press; paperback; 160 pages September 2010 4 stars What snapped that tree? Everybody is asking this and similar questions, obsessed, as we are as a culture, with … Continue reading

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Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection – film review

Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection 4 stars Actors: Gastone Moschin, Mario Adorf, Henry Silva, Jack Palance, Barbara Bouchet, Gisela Hahn Director: Fernando Di Leo Studio: Raro Video DVD release: 15 March 2011 Runtime: 410 minutes (4 discs) Format: Box set, … Continue reading

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Alien from the Deep movie review

3 stars Alien from the Deep Actors: Daniel Bosch, Marina Giulia Cavalli, Robert Marius, Luciano Pigozzi, Charles Napier Director: Antonio Margheriti AKA Anthony Dawson Studio: One-7 Movies DVD release: 8 March 2011 Runtime: 102 minutes (1 disc) Format: Color, Dolby, … Continue reading

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The Devotion of Suspect X – book reivew

The Devotion of Suspect X Keigo Higashino Minotaur Books; hardcover; 304 pages February 2011 3 stars When that abusive bastard of a stalker-moocher ex-husband won’t leave you alone, are you justified in murdering him? That’s precisely the question that is … Continue reading

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Great Expectations: A Journey through the History of Visionary Architecture – film review

Great Expectations: A Journey through the History of Visionary Architecture Actors: Oscar Niemeyer, Buckminster Fuller, Le Corbusier, Tadao Ando, Toyo Ito Director: Jesper Wachtmeister Studio: Icarus Films DVD release: 5 October 2010 Runtime: 105 minutes (1 disc) Format: Color, DVD-Video, … Continue reading

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Conceiving Ada – film review

Conceiving Ada Actors: Tilda Swinton, John Perry Barlow, Bruce Sterling, Timothy Leary Director: Lynn Hershman Leeson Studio: Microcinema DVD release: 28 September 2010 Runtime: 85 minutes (1 disc) Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC, Widescreen DVD Features: Q&A with Swinton and Leeson … Continue reading

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The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design

The universe, why does she purr and growl and spit and coo the way she does? “Like the eye,” Leonard Susskind writes in The Cosmic Landscape, “the special properties of the physical universe are so surprisingly fine-tuned that they demand … Continue reading

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Naked Lunch: 50th Anniversary Edition

You enter the moment of the “naked lunch” when you realize just what that is quivering at the end of your fork. We’ve been staring at that living, gelatinous mass for 50 years now – and we still don’t know … Continue reading

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