Forest and Land degradation is the silent and often unseen course of poverty and death world over. A united world against the scourge of environmental degradation is a more secure world. Techniques and methodologies for detection and eradicating the scourge need to be designed, assessed and applied as often as possible. Unfortunately, this has not often been the case in third world countries like Nigeria. This writeup presents a model that could be used in areas with similar characteristics.
Seeing the Unseen – Dr. Harold E. Edgerton & The Wonders of Strobe Alley + CD
Body Criticism – Imaging the Unseen in Enlightenment Art & Medicine (Paper)
From cartoons to graphic novels, from humor to superheroes, comics are the world's most popular form of illustration. And, as in all forms of illustration, artists and designers experiment with visual ideas, image-and-word play, narrative sequencing, and stylistic flourishes through sketching. What we rarely see is the creative thinking - the doodling - that leads to fully formed visual ideas and stories. Comics Sketchbooks presents the private notebooks of eighty-two of the world's most inventive, innovative, and successful artists alongside new talents and emerging illustrators. The artists have been selected by the world's leading critic and most knowledgeable source in the field of graphic design and illustration, Steven Heller, who has had personal access to some of the most private and unseen material. Although there have been several comic-book compilations over the years, none has the visual excitement, insight, and mind-blowing creativity - and fun - of this one. 700 illustrations in color and black and white.
Iain is Senior lecturer at the Centre for Alcohol and Drugs Studies at the University of the West of Scotland. He has worked in the addictions field for 23 years, the first 9 face to face with addicts in several of Glasgow’s most deprived areas. He has worked in London, training drug workers for Connexions. He was Project Leader for National Drugs helpline, and Drugs Development Officer in Renfrewshire. He has delivered drug education to police officers as part of their specialist drug training. He is an expert witness, giving evidence in courts all over Scotland. He has worked with several recovery groups in Glasgow, and in therapeutic communities. This book explores the social worlds of drug takers not normally included in drug research, and investigates the practices of an intentionally unseen group of non-treatment seeking drugs users in Scotland. Iain has published several papers in academic journals on drug addiction, drug policy, and drugs education. Iain was born in the 1960’s but doesn’t remember them. Perhaps that, more than anything, makes him qualified to talk about drugs.
Hollywood Unseen is a tribute to the incredible inventiveness and ingenuity of the great Hollywood film studios: Columbia, Paramount, MGM, Universal, Warner Brothers, RKO and Twentieth Century Fox. From the late 1920s to the early 1950s these studios presided over the "Golden Age of Cinema", and their publicity departments created some of the most stunning and iconic images of Hollywood's stars ever taken. Here, for the first time, are photographs showing the 'ordinary lives' of the stars, including Rita Hayworth, Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe. In reality, these photographs were as carefully constructed and prepared as any classic portrait or scene, and they depicted the actors and actresses exactly as the studios wanted them to be seen. The publicity departments cleverly formed an idealised view of the husbands, wives, children, pets, parties, premieres and hobbies of the stars. Ironically, many of the images were only used once or twice, and were then never seen again. Drawn from the extensive archive of the John Kobal Foundation, this book showcases an extraordinary collection of these hidden photographic gems. John Kobal was an authority on Hollywood portrait photography, who established a preeminent collection of works featuring iconic stars of the day. The Getty Image Library in London will be hosting an exhibition of these images to coincide with the publication of this book.
It is known as the Discworld. It is a flat planet, supported on the backs of four elephants, who in turn stand on the back of the great turtle A'Tuin as it swims majestically through space. And it is quite possibly the funniest place in all of creation...As it moves towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, the Discworld has only one possible saviour. Unfortunately, this happens to be the singularly inept and cowardly wizard called Rincewind, who was last seen falling off the edge of the world.
Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork. And now the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else. The prospect of the Big Match draws in a street urchin with a wonderful talent for kicking a tin can, a maker of jolly good pies, a dim but beautiful young woman, who might just turn out to be the greatest fashion model there has ever been, and the mysterious Mr Nutt (and no one knows anything much about Mr Nutt, not even Mr Nutt, which worries him, too). As the match approaches, four lives are entangled and changed for ever. Because the thing about football - the important thing about football - is that it is not just about football. Here we go! Here we go! Here we go!