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On the outskirts of Manchesterford, a small antiques shop is a hotbed of scandal and gossip. This spoof soap opera, compete with unrealistic sets and sensationalist dialogue, originally appeared as a series of sketches on Victoria Wood's television show 'As Seen on TV', with absurd storylines that lampoon the whole soap opera genre. Featuring performances from Wood herself, as well as Celia Imrie and long-term collaborator Julie Walters, the sketches are here brought together in one volume.
A collection of complete BBC series starring Britain's best-loved comedienne Victoria Wood. The collection includes 'As Seen On TV', 'Acorn Antiques', all six short plays from 'Victoria Wood Presents' and the travel documentary series 'Victoria's Empire'.
The Aerial Photo Sourcebook is an illustrated reference for the novice. It has a complete bibliography of over 800 books and articles for those looking for more details on aerial photography. Collins provides the most comprehensive listing available of federal government sources, state and regional sources, and commercial sources and collections. All contact information (names, offices, addresses, phone, and fax) is included. The sourcebook begins with an overview of the field and with basic instruction in photographic interpretation. The fundamentals section explores the variety of aerial photography: color infrared, black and white, and color. It also explains the difference between oblique and vertical views. Collins discusses formats, tools, and map skills in clear, non-technical terms. She summarizes the traditional roles of aerial photography, as well as the new customers that aerial photography will serve in the future. A bibliography of more than 800 items from over 40 subject areas is included. The bibliography consists primarily of English or English-translated works related to aerial photography in the United States, augmented by a few international perspectives are included.The bibliography lists information and research in aerial photography in the fields of agriculture, balloon and kite photography, geology, history, intelligence, mapping and cartography, aerial photo interpretation, remote sensing, transportation, soil studies, urban problems, wetlands, and more. The Aerial Photo Sourcebook offers numerous ideas for using aerial photography to solve a wide range of problems, to enhance presentations, and to facilitate research.
In Philosophic Values and World Citizenship: Locke to Obama and Beyond, Alain Locke the central promoter of the Harlem Renaissance, America's most famous African American pragmatist, the cultural referent for Renaissance movements in the Caribbean and Africa is placed in conversation with leading philosophers and cultural figures in the modern world. The contributors to this collection compare and contrast Locke's views on values, tolerance, cosmopolitanism, and American and world citizenship with philosophers and leading cultural figures ranging from Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, James Farmer, William James, John Dewey, Jose Vasconcelos, Hans G. Gadamer, Fredrick Nietzsche, Horace Kallen, Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka) to the cultural and political figure of Barack Obama. This important collection of essays eruditely presents Locke's views on moral, emotional, and aesthetic values; the principle of tolerance in managing value conflict; and his rhetorical style, which conveyed his views of cultural reciprocity and tolerance in the service of the values of citizenship and cosmopolitanism. For teachers and students of contemporary debates in pragmatism, diversity, and value theory, these conversations define new and controversial terrain.
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