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True Faith
Dave Thompson
1900924943
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description

Detailed study of the musical evolution of the seminal and enduring cult band New Order-best known for mega hit "Blue Monday"-album-by-album, song-by-song. The book also covers Joy Division, the band's earlier incarnation, and related bands and solo projects. Timed to coincide with the release of the long-awaited New Order studio album and tour and the filming of the biopic of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis featuring Jude Law in the title role.

About the Author
Dave Thompson is a British freelance journalist based in Seattle. He contributes regularly to a variety of magazines including Mojo and Goldmine. He has also written a number of well-received books including the first biography of Kurt Cobain, Never Fade Away.



Princess Caroline of Monaco (Leading Ladies)

1562391178


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Card catalog description
A look at the public and private life of Monaco's First Lady.


Once Upon a Time: Behind the Fairy Tale of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier
J. Randy Taraborrelli
0446613800
April 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
She was an Oscar-winning Hollywood actress; he the scion of Europe's longest reigning monarchy. The marriage of movie star Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier Grimaldi of Monaco (a romance ironically spawned by a chance, MGM publicity-driven photo op) was one of the 20th century's most enchanting fables come to life. Yet, in veteran Hollywood biographer J. Randy Taraborelli's retelling, (the first comprehensive chronicle of the royal couple's romance and quarter-century reign) their day-to-day struggle with romantic inertia and a legacy of familial dysfunction cast their fairy tale existence in a bittersweet light long before the 1982 automobile accident that took Grace's life.

Taraborelli's struggle to walk the fine line between the respectful biography he intends and the salacious, tell-all exposes he decries makes for...



How to Read a Film: The World of Movies, Media, Multimedia: Language, History, Theory
James Monaco
019503869X
March 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
First published in 1977, this popular book has become the source on film and media. Now, James Monaco offers a revised and rewritten third edition incorporating every major aspect of this dynamic medium right up to the present.

Looking at film from many vantage points, How to Read a Film: Movies, Media, Multimedia explores the medium as both art and craft, sensibility and science, tradition and technology. After examining film's close relation to such other narrative media as the novel, painting, photography, television,
and even music, Monaco discusses those elements necessary to understand how films convey meaning and, more importantly, how we can best discern all that a film is attempting to communicate.

In a key departure from the book's previous editions, the new and still-evolving digital...


A Brave Little Princess

1841482676


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From School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Something must have been lost in translation in this tale from Italy. A princess who is mocked for her short stature decides to prove herself by going on an adventure. Her grandmother provides her with some "useful things," which conveniently help Little Princess Leonora save one village from a dragon, a second from a magician's spell, and a third from a flock of vultures. These situations are resolved so easily that no dramatic tension ensues. The text's repetitive insistence on conveying exactly how many deserts, mountains, and forests the child crosses is more irritating than connecting. The two-dimensional artwork confuses matters by making this youngster, whom villagers call "as small as a blade of grass," as tall as the other children shown in some of the paintings. Say arrivederci to this...


Fundamentals of Crystallography
Carmelo Giacovazzo
0198509588
Sept 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Crystallography and structure theory have recently received increasing interest due to their role in understanding biological structures, high-temperature superconductors, and effects on mineral properties related to changes in temperature and pressure. This book offers a comprehensive account
of the wide range of crystallography in many branches of science. The fundamentals, the most frequently used procedures and experimental techniques are all described in a detailed way. A number of appendices are devoted to more specialist aspects. The book is an updated and fully revised new edition
with emphasis on the wide range of topical applications and current areas of research. Ample illustrations help clarify the subject matter. To provide a better understanding of the basics of crystallography, a compact disk has...


Grace Kelly: Icon of Style to Royal Bride
Grace Kelly
0300116446
May 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
One of the most admired women in the world, Grace Kelly (1929–1982) is remembered for her beauty, poise, and style. Her “fairy-tale” wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956 was one of the most celebrated of the century. To commemorate its 50th anniversary, this lovely book tells the story behind her wedding gown, cap, veil, shoes, and prayer book—all given by the new princess to the Philadelphia Museum of Art shortly after the ceremony. 
Philadelphia-born Grace Kelly rocketed to Hollywood stardom, becoming a major box-office draw and winning an Academy Award. She also was an icon of classic American style, which became known as the “Grace Kelly Look.” After examining the development of the star’s on- and off-screen style, the book focuses on her magnificent wedding...


Monaco
Martin Hintz
0516242512
March 2004
Library Binding
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Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis
A. P. Monaco
0199635358
Jan 1995
Hardcover
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Understanding Society, Culture, and Television
Paul Monaco
0275960579
July 1998
Hardcover
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Review
“[A] stimulating read for an undergraduate course intended to debunk the common supersimplication that TV causes behavior....[T]he book has insightful (even passionate) and certainly constructive messages about the roles of public education, politics and government, and advertising.”–CBQ

Book Description
Contemporary society has badly misunderstood television. This book offers to guide the reader through the misinformation and exaggeration that wrongly influence cultural discourse and public policy with regard to TV. It presents a new perspective for the 21st century.

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Monaco
Grace L. Hudson
1851091173
May 1991
Library Binding
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Inside Monaco
Siri Campbell
0911445080
August 1, 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
First and only comprehensive guidebook to the Principality of Monaco.

From the Backcover
Inside Monaco dispels the myth that the world's most prestigious square mile is only for millionaires. The 220-page guidebook with pullout map provides information on everything from finding a truffle to a ticket to the Grand Prix. Monaco is one of the safest and environmentally sound places on earth, with affordable accommodations, restaurants, many free activities, and cultural events. Inside Monaco tells how to:
* Get the most out of Monaco's nightlife
* Become a resident, start a business, or open a bank account
* See all the sights, plus day trips
* Find men's and women's designer discount shopping
* Drive like a local, and more importantly, where to park
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How to Read a Film
James Monaco
0966974433
December 2000
DVD (NTSC)
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DVD Association
Winner of the DVD Excellence Award, 2000

Book Description
DVD-ROM. 4.6 GB. Mac/PC compatible. Imagine! — an entire film course — the history of film, the secrets of film technology, discussion of films, filmmakers, traditions, and genres — available all on one disc. That’s what you get with the multimedia edition of How To Read a Film. James Monaco’s book How To Read a Film has been a best-selling favorite since 1977, and has become a standard introduction to film for a generation of readers, viewers, filmmakers, and filmgoers. The DVD-ROM brings the book to life: you can read it, but it also talks to you, plays movie clips, shows you pictures and slide shows, guides you to other references, and lets you play filmmaker by making your...


Understanding Society, Culture, and Television
Paul Monaco
0275970957
Sept 2000
Paperback
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Review
“[A] stimulating read for an undergraduate course intended to debunk the common supersimplication that TV causes behavior....[T]he book has insightful (even passionate) and certainly constructive messages about the roles of public education, politics and government, and advertising.”–CBQ

Book Description
Contemporary society has badly misunderstood television. This book offers to guide the reader through the misinformation and exaggeration that wrongly influence cultural discourse and public policy with regard to TV. It presents a new perspective for the 21st century.

See all Editorial Reviews


Cinema and Society
Paul Monaco
0444990194
June 1981
Hardcover
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Review
“How the French and German films of the 20s reflected the cross-currents of their countries' social trends is discussed. . . . A well-researched and engrossing portrait of a turbulent era.”–American Cinematographer


Monaco Cool
Robert Westgate
0910155232
October 1992
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Westgate and his family recently spent several months living in Monaco, where they saw this glamourous mini-country as only a privileged few do. His experiences would seem to be the perfect foundation for a book: an insider's guide to the real Monaco. Unfortunately, Westgate does not approach his topic seriously, and his biting, tongue-in-cheek style wears thin after the first chapter or two. The Monaco that emerges from these pages is as appealing as slam dancing at the local junior high. Westgate does not limit himself to Monaco; his hopscotch prose style mimics his travels, as he verbally abuses most of Western Europe and its inhabitants. What could have been a gem of a book instead leaves a bad taste in one's mouth.- Jane Gilliland, Carnegie Mellon Univ., PittsburghCopyright 1993 Reed Business Information,...


Grace : An Intimate Portrait by Her Friend and Favorite Photographer
Howell Conant
0679418032
September 15, 1992
Hardcover
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Weed Science
Thomas J. Monaco
0471370517
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
The updated edition of the classic, fundamental book on weed science

Weed Science provides a detailed examination of the principles of integrated weed management with important details on how chemical herbicides work and should be used. This revised Fourth Edition addresses recent developments affecting weed science. These include the increased use of conservation-tillage systems, environmental concerns about the runoff of agrochemicals, soil conservation, crop biotechnology, resistance of weeds and crops to herbicides, weed control in nonagricultural settings and concerns regarding invasive plants, wetland restoration, and the need for a vastly improved understanding of weed ecology.

Current management practices are covered along with guidance for selecting herbicides and using...



The Best Western Colleges : 121 Great Schools to Consider (College Admissions Guides)
Robert Franek, et al
0375763384
August 19, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The Truth About Colleges–from the REAL Experts: Current College Students

Inside this book, you’ll find profiles of 121 great colleges in the West, including the schools you’ve heard about and great colleges that aren’t as widely recognized. There is simply no better way to learn about a college than by talking to its students, so we asked thousands of them to speak out about their schools. Sometimes hilarious, often provocative, and always telling, the students’ opinions will arm you with rare insight into each college’s academic load, professors, libraries, dorms, social scene, and more.

Inside Flap Copy
The Truth About Colleges?from the REAL Experts: Current College Students

Inside this book, you?ll find profiles of 121 great...


Secrets of the Seven Smallest States of Europe: Andorra, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City
Thomas Eccardt
0781810329
June 2004
Paperback
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Headhunters
Jules Bass
0515131334
June 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Four middle-aged friends from New Jersey decide to spice up their lackluster lives by vacationing in Monte Carlo and posing as four of the wealthiest women in the world in this slight but stylish romantic caper. Darlene, Eleanor, Irene and Carla are hunting for wealthy bachelors and a little excitement. Decked out in rented designer costumes and borrowed jewels, they enter the stomping grounds of the rich and famous and are immediately accosted by a quartet of handsome, suave men bearing white caviar and expensive champagne. The setup is perfect, too perfect; the men, who claim to be filthy rich, are really imposters themselves. Love is inevitable between the duly-matched couples, but less predictable is what will happen when the truth is finally laid bare. Bass overstuffs his narrative with lavish descriptions...


Anything Considered
Peter Mayle
067976268X
April 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
It's no secret that Peter Mayle (author of A Year in Provence) loves Provence, so it's no surprise that Mayle's new novel is set that area: it takes place in Saint Martin and in Monaco. Bennett is an Englishman scraping together his last few francs, desperate to stay in France. He places an ad promising "anything considered," a wealthy truffle entrepreneur hires him for slightly illicit work, and the plot is off--a combination of a thriller, romance, and page turner. And through it all emanates the whiff of lavender, the curve of country hills, the bubble of champagne, and the sounds and tastes of Provence.

From Publishers Weekly
Again venturing into the wryly humorous thriller territory of Hotel Pastis, Mayle has produced another caper heavily larded with...


The Grimaldis of Monaco
Anne Edwards
0688088376


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From Publishers Weekly
Scandals outweight the grace notes in Edwards's (Queen Mary and the House of Windsor) utterly engrossing dynastic history of Monaco. A stronghold for warring armies from 200 B.C. onward, Portus Monachus became a possession of the Grimaldi family during the 12th century and the principality has survived against cataclysmic events in neighboring countries and greedy exploitation by Monaco's rulers as well as by outsiders. But in our own day, Edwards shows, Prince Rainier III has proved to be a wise governor, improving life for his subjects while guarding his Mediterranean rock from would-be marauders. The most recent plunderer, Aristotle Onassis, was bested by Rainier in a showdown in 1964, which Edwards describes as having all the elements of the shootout in the Hollywood Western. The bullet, however, was a check...


Fair Monaco
Brock Cole
1932425071
September 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 4 - Cole offers a subtle and sweet affirmation of the power of familial love. When Momma is sick and Poppa is away, Maggie, Katie, and Nora are sent to stay with Granny. Deft watercolors reveal the homespun details within the brownstone on a bustling urban street as the disheveled senior does her best to care for her charges. The girls try to amuse themselves, but Granny denies each of their requests with a rationale couched in worry. The sisters finally ask her to tell them of the "long time ago, when you danced with the Prince in fair Monaco." Alas, the distracted woman's mind is filled with concerns, and dinner and bed are all that she can manage. A spread shows the evening cityscape washed in blues and grays, and observant readers may notice two signs that say "Fair" and "Club Monaco."...


The Royal House of Monaco
John Glatt
0312193262
October 15, 1998
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Before there was Di, there was GraceApersonable, stylish and the casualty of an unusual car crash. Those readers enchanted by the fairy tale of Grace Kelly's marriage to Prince Rainier should find this latest examination of the Grimaldi family intriguing. English journalist Glatt describes Monaco as part police state and part Disneyland because of its glamorous facade and its squeaky-clean environment. He makes a strong argument that Princess Grace was far more valuable to the principality of Monaco than anyone could have imagined, andthat when she died in September 1982, Monaco's tourism and fortunes declined dramatically into "a spiral of scandal, betrayal, and divorce." Within five years of Grace's death, reports Glatt, the Grimaldi family was awash in scandal and disgrace; the round of paternity suits,...


Grace Kelly: A Life in Pictures
Jenny Curtis
1567996469
October 1998
Hardcover
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