Author: Joe Penhall
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2014-07-03
"You think I come from another world, don't you? Filled with all these strange things you've never seen...Well I do, I guess." Cormac McCarthy's post-apocalyptic novel was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction in 2006. Released shortly after his No Country for Old Men was turned into an Oscar-winning film, The Road's cinema version of the novel is directed by John Hillcoat, stars Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron and is an official selection for the 66th Venice Film Festival 2009. Joe Penhall's adaptation is a faithful, careful crafting of the book for the screen, fully evoking the atmosphere of menace and desperation. The Road is set a few years after an unexplained cataclysmic world disaster has left the earth poisoned, barren and hostile. While ash blocks out the sun and the earth no longer fosters plant or animal life, men either starve or join the maruading gangs of cannibals. The plot follows an unnamed father and son on a bleak epic across the wasteland and features a series of horrifc encounters in a merciless world starved of life and hope. This edition includes a full list of cast and crew credits.
Author: Stuart Hacking
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2014-08-18
We all love stories--whether printed, passed down orally from generation to generation, or made into films. We love stories whether they are fictional, true, mythical, or legendary. Stories are part of our human history, and they help us understand being human. But there is one story that underpins all other stories--the story of why we exist. All great human stories must interact with this story. His Story explores this fundamental story by retelling the story of the Bible. His Story tells the Biblical story of how God has opened up a doorway into our universe and how this impacts the metanarrative of all of our lives. If you want to read the overarching story of the Bible in one short book, then His Story is for you. If you want to know the backstory of your life, His Story is for you. His Story is simply written, but doesn't oversimplify. It is a book for people who might call themselves Christians, but also for all those who are curious about the ultimate story. His Story--the story of why we are here.
Author: Rae Katherine Eighmey
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society
Release Date: 2002
Drawn from the long-running Wallaces' Farmer magazine, this cookbook and advice manual shows how creative home cooks fed the soul and spirit of America's heartland from the 1890s to the beginning of World War II. In this guide, surprisingly useful to cooks today, are treasured family recipes and helpful hints on cooking the way your grandmother's mother taught her. Along with these classic dishes are long-forgotten tips on the 'domestic art' like how to substitute for a missing ingredient or how to stop your party-line neighbour from 'Eavesdropping over the Telephone'.
Author: Thomas J. Misa
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date: 2013-10-23
"Misa brings his acclaimed text up to date by examining how today's unsustainable energy systems, insecure information networks, and vulnerable global shipping have helped foster geopolitical risks and instability. A masterful analysis of how technology and culture have influenced each other over five centuries, Leonardo to the Internet frames a history that illuminates modern-day problems and prospects faced by our technology-dependent world
A vastly expanded edition. Offers a long list of food sources, new material on drying techniques and many more winter meals to provide heat and sustenance on an icy hike. Haute hiking menus for spring, summer, fall, and winter. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Simon J. Pilkis
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 1990-03-20
This reference volume follows the Fructose-2, 6-P2 story from its discovery in 1980 to current studies on the enzyme systems responsible for its synthesis and degradation. The book begins with a historical perspective on the discovery of the compound and then proceeds to its chemistry and number of derivatives. It includes a detailed treatment of the role of the compound in the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism in various tissues and organisms. A portion of this work is devoted to characterization of the enzyme activities responsible for its synthesis and degradation. This detailed, yet comprehensive work is helpful for all biochemists, experimental biologists, and biophysicists.
Author: Lawrence H. Lash
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Methods in Toxicology, Volume 2: Mitochondrial Dysfunction provides a source of methods, techniques, and experimental approaches for studying the role of abnormal mitochondrial function in cell injury. The book discusses the methods for the preparation and basic functional assessment of mitochondria from liver, kidney, muscle, and brain; the methods for assessing mitochondrial dysfunction in vivo and in intact organs; and the structural aspects of mitochondrial dysfunction are addressed. The text also describes chemical detoxification and metabolism as well as specific metabolic reactions that are especially important targets or indicators of damage. The methods for measurement of alterations in fatty acid and phospholipid metabolism and for the analysis and manipulation of oxidative injury and antioxidant systems are also considered. The book further tackles additional methods on mitochondrial energetics and transport processes; approaches for assessing impaired function of mitochondria; and genetic and developmental aspects of mitochondrial disease and toxicology. The text also looks into mitochondrial DNA synthesis, covalent binding to mitochondrial DNA, DNA repair, and mitochondrial dysfunction in the context of developing individuals and cellular differentiation. Microbiologists, toxicologists, biochemists, and molecular pharmacologists will find the book invaluable.