Publisher :Ballantine Books Release Date :2011-07-06 ISBN :0307801039 Pages :528 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (37 users)
Download or read book Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors written by Carl Sagan and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2011-07-06 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Exciting and provocative . . . A tour de force of a book that begs to be seen as well as to be read.”—The Washington Post Book World World renowned scientist Carl Sagan and acclaimed author Ann Druyan have written a Roots for the human species, a lucid and riveting account of how humans got to be the way we are. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is a thrilling saga that starts with the origin of the Earth. It shows with humor and drama that many of our key traits—self-awareness, technology, family ties, submission to authority, hatred for those a little different from ourselves, reason, and ethics—are rooted in the deep past, and illuminated by our kinship with other animals. Sagan and Druyan conduct a breathtaking journey through space and time, zeroing in on critical turning points in evolutionary history, and tracing the origins of sex, altruism, violence, rape, and dominance. Their book culminates in a stunningly original examination of the connection between primate and human traits. Astonishing in its scope, brilliant in its insights, and an absolutely compelling read, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is a triumph of popular science.
Publisher :Littleton, Colo. : Published for the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies by Ukrainian Academic Press Release Date :1981 ISBN : Pages :140 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (39 users)
Download or read book Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors written by Mykhailo Kotı̐sı̐Łiı̐uı̐Łbyns£kyi and published by Littleton, Colo. : Published for the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies by Ukrainian Academic Press. This book was released on 1981 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Intellect Books Release Date :2016-11-10 ISBN :1783207116 Pages :192 pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (783 users)
Download or read book Sergei Paradjanov written by Joshua First and published by Intellect Books. This book was released on 2016-11-10 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Released in 1965, Sergei Paradjanov’s Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors is a landmark of Soviet-era cinema – yet, because its emphasis on folklore and mysticism in traditional Carpathian Hutsul culture broke with Soviet realism, it caused Paradjanov to be blacklisted soon after its release. This book is the first full-length companion to the film. In addition to a synopsis of the plot and a close analysis of the many levels of symbolism in the film, it offers a history of the film’s legendarily troubled production process (which included Paradjanov challenging a cinematographer to a duel). The book closes with an account of the film’s reception by critics, ordinary viewers and Soviet officials, and the numerous controversies that have kept it a subject of heated debate for decades. An essential companion to a fascinating, complicated work of cinema art, this book will be invaluable to students, scholars and regular film buffs alike. A list of all books in the series is here on the series page KinoSputnik
Publisher : Release Date :1992 ISBN : Pages :505 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (1 users)
Download or read book SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS;BY...& ANN DRUYAN. written by Carl Sagan and published by . This book was released on 1992 with total page 505 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia Release Date :2023-02-08 ISBN :6024819595 Pages :580 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (24 users)
Download or read book Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors written by Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan and published by Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia. This book was released on 2023-02-08 with total page 580 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dalam buku ini, Carl Sagan dan Ann Druyan menulis mengenai bagaimana manusia menjadi sebagaimana adanya sekarang. Dengan humor dan drama, dan dengan memadukan pandangan filsafat dan sains, mereka menunjukkan bahwa banyak ciri penting kita—kesadaran diri, teknologi, ikatan keluarga, ketundukan kepada otoritas, kebencian terhadap yang agak berbeda dari kita, penguasaan wilayah, nalar, dan etika—berakar di asal-usul kita pada masa lalu, dan menunjukkan kekerabatan kita dengan hewan lain. Semua itu merupakan unsur strategi bertahan hidup yang lazim di banyak spesies, tapi sebagiannya dapat menjadi sumber masalah di masyarakat manusia. Sagan dan Druyan percaya pemecahan masalahnya bersifat global tapi optimis umat manusia mampu mencapai solusi itu.
Publisher : Release Date :2016 ISBN :9781783207107 Pages :64 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (27 users)
Download or read book Shadows of the Forgotten Ancestors written by Joshua First and published by . This book was released on 2016 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher : Release Date :2016 ISBN :9789661545259 Pages :95 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (545 users)
Download or read book Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors written by Pavlo Hudimov and published by . This book was released on 2016 with total page 95 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Univ of California Press Release Date :1986-08-06 ISBN :9780520908581 Pages :408 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (98 users)
Download or read book Letters From Prison and Other Essays written by Adam Michnik and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1986-08-06 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Among the voices that speak to us from Poland today, the most important may be that of Adam Michnik. Michnik now sits in a jail belonging to the totalitarian regime, yet his first concern--and herein lies one of the keys to his thinking, and one should add, to his character--is with the quality of his own conduct, which, together with teh conduct of other victims of the present situation, will, he is sure, one day set the tone for whatever political system follows the totalitarian debacle. His essays are the most valuable guide we have to the origins of the revolution, and, more particularly, to its innovative practices.
Publisher :University of Wisconsin Pres Release Date :2013-10-31 ISBN :0299296539 Pages :329 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (299 users)
Download or read book The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov written by James Steffen and published by University of Wisconsin Pres. This book was released on 2013-10-31 with total page 329 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sergei Parajanov (1924–90) flouted the rules of both filmmaking and society in the Soviet Union and paid a heavy personal price. An ethnic Armenian in the multicultural atmosphere of Tbilisi, Georgia, he was one of the most innovative directors of postwar Soviet cinema. Parajanov succeeded in creating a small but marvelous body of work whose style embraces such diverse influences as folk art, medieval miniature painting, early cinema, Russian and European art films, surrealism, and Armenian, Georgian, and Ukrainian cultural motifs. The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov is the first English-language book on the director's films and the most comprehensive study of his work. James Steffen provides a detailed overview of Parajanov's artistic career: his identity as an Armenian in Georgia and its impact on his aesthetics; his early films in Ukraine; his international breakthrough in 1964 with Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors; his challenging 1969 masterpiece, The Color of Pomegranates, which was reedited against his wishes; his unrealized projects in the 1970s; and his eventual return to international prominence in the mid-to-late 1980s with The Legend of the Surami Fortress and Ashik-Kerib. Steffen also provides a rare, behind-the-scenes view of the Soviet film censorship process and tells the dramatic story of Parajanov's conflicts with the authorities, culminating in his 1973–77 arrest and imprisonment on charges related to homosexuality. Ultimately, the figure of Parajanov offers a fascinating case study in the complicated dynamics of power, nationality, politics, ethnicity, sexuality, and culture in the republics of the former Soviet Union. Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine
Publisher : Release Date :2007 ISBN : Pages :128 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (41 users)
Download or read book Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors written by Terrence Webster-Doyle and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Lennex Release Date :2013-02 ISBN :9785458856058 Pages :44 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (856 users)
Download or read book My Grandma Loves This! written by Sebastian Scarth and published by Lennex. This book was released on 2013-02 with total page 44 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2014-07-10 ISBN :1134377258 Pages :326 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (134 users)
Download or read book Soviet Film Music written by Tatiana Egorova and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-07-10 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Publisher : Release Date :1992 ISBN :9780091825898 Pages :505 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (825 users)
Download or read book Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors written by Carl Sagan and published by . This book was released on 1992 with total page 505 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Traces the development of human life during the history of the planet, in order to understand the origins of the traits of modern human beings. Includes notes and an index. The book is something of a sequel to the authors' TCosmos', which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and made into a major TV series. Sagan is David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and Director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University. Druyan is a novelist and TV writer/producer. First published in the USA (1992).
Publisher :Indiana University Press Release Date :1994-12-22 ISBN :9780253208873 Pages :356 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (28 users)
Download or read book The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky written by Vida T. Johnson and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 1994-12-22 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Johnson and Petrie have produced an admirable book. Anyone who wants to make sense of Tarkovsky's films—a very difficult task in any case—must read it." —The Russian Review "This book is a model of contextual and textual analysis. . . . the Tarkovsky myth is stripped of many of its shibboleths and the thematic structure and coherence of his work is revealed in a fresh and stimulating manner." —Europe-Asia Studies "[This book,] with its wealth of new research and critical insight, has set the standard and should certainly inspire other writers to keep on trying to collectively explore the possible meanings of Tarkovsky's film world." —Canadian Journal of Film Studies "For Tarkovsky lovers as well as haters, this is an essential book. It might make even the haters reconsider." —Cineaste This definitive study, set in the context of Russian cultural history, throws new light on one of the greatest—and most misunderstood—filmmakers of the past three decades. The text is enhanced by more than 60 frame enlargements from the films.
Publisher : Release Date :2007 ISBN : Pages : pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (5 users)
Download or read book Shadows of our forgotten ancestors written by Larisa Kadochnikova and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Deep in the Carpathian Mountains of 19th-century Ukraine, love, hate, life and death among the Hutsul people are as they've been since time began. While young Ivan's mother mourns her husband's brutal murder, Ivan is drawn to Marichka, the beautiful young daughter of the man who killed his father. But fate tragically decrees that the two lovers will remain apart. Unhappily married to another woman and cursed by a sorcerer in this life, Ivan's obsession with his lost love lures him ever closer to a reunion with Marichka in death." [box cover note].
Publisher :Bloomsbury Publishing Release Date :2015-01-06 ISBN :0857726706 Pages :264 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (857 users)
Download or read book Ukrainian Cinema written by Joshua First and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-01-06 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ukrainian Cinema: Belonging and Identity during the Soviet Thaw is the first concentrated study of Ukrainian cinema in English. In particular, historian Joshua First explores the politics and aesthetics of Ukrainian Poetic Cinema during the Soviet 1960s-70s. He argues that film-makers working at the Alexander Dovzhenko Feature Film Studio in Kiev were obsessed with questions of identity and demanded that the Soviet film industry and audiences alike recognize Ukrainian cultural difference. The first two chapters provide the background on how Soviet cinema since Stalin cultivated an exoticised and domesticated image of Ukrainians, along with how the film studio in Kiev attempted to rebuild its reputation during the early Sixties as a centre of the cultural thaw in the USSR. The next two chapters examine Sergei Paradjanov's highly influential Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965) and its role in reorienting the Dovzhenko studio toward the auteurist (some would say elitist) agenda of Poetic Cinema. In the final three chapters, Ukrainian Cinema looks at the major works of film-makers Yurii Illienko, Leonid Osyka, and Leonid Bykov, among others, who attempted (and were compelled) to bridge the growing gap between a cinema of auteurs and concerns to generate profit for the Soviet film industry.
Publisher :Ballantine Books Release Date :2011-07-06 ISBN :0307800997 Pages :416 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (37 users)
Download or read book Broca's Brain written by Carl Sagan and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2011-07-06 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fascinating book on the joys of discovering how the world works, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Cosmos and Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. “Magnificent . . . Delightful . . . A masterpiece. A message of tremendous hope for humanity . . . While ever conscious that human folly can terminate man’s march into the future, Sagan nonetheless paints for us a mind-boggling future: intelligent robots, the discovery of extraterrestrial life and its consequences, and above all the challenge and pursuit of the mystery of the universe.”—Chicago Tribune “Go out and buy this book, because Carl Sagan is not only one of the world’s most respected scientists, he’s a great writer. . . . I can give a book no greater accolade than to say I’m planning on reading it again. And again. And again.”—The Miami Herald “The brilliant astronomer . . . is persuasive, provocative and readable.”—United Press International “Closely reasoned, impeccably researched, gently humorous, utterly devastating.”—The Washington Post