The Whedonverse Catalog

Author: Don Macnaughtan
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476631603
Size: 25.37 MB
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Director, producer and screenwriter Joss Whedon is a creative force in film, television, comic books and a host of other media. This book provides an authoritative survey of all of Whedon’s work, ranging from his earliest scriptwriting on Roseanne, through his many movie and TV undertakings—Toy Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly/Serenity, Dr. Horrible, The Cabin in the Woods, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.—to his forays into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The book covers both the original texts of the Whedonverse and the many secondary works focusing on Whedon’s projects, including about 2000 books, essays, articles, documentaries and dissertations.

Firefly

Author: Joss Whedon
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
ISBN: 9781781161685
Size: 65.12 MB
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Collects three "Firefly" companions that present exclusive material from the popular television series, including interviews from the cast and crew, storyboards, production photographs, and discussions of the "Firefly" fandom.

Joss Whedon S Big Damn Movie

Author: Frederick Blichert
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476671990
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When Joss Whedon's television show Firefly (2002-2003) was cancelled, devoted fans cried foul and demanded more--which led to the 2005 feature film Serenity. Both the series and the film were celebrated for their melding of science fiction and western iconography, dystopian settings, underdog storylines, and clever fast-paced dialogue. Firefly has garnered a great deal of scholarly attention--less so, Serenity. This collection of new essays, the first focusing exclusively on the film, examines its depictions of race, ableism, social engineering and systems of power, and its status as a crime film, among other topics.

The Firefly Effect

Author: Kimberly Douglas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470485439
Size: 15.34 MB
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How can you tap into your team’s creativity to tackle today’s toughest business challenges? In The Firefly Effect, Kimberly Douglas presents inspiring yet pragmatic insights into getting your entire team firing on all cylinders and aiming in the right direction. Comparing the difficult act of harnessing and capturing creativity to the act of catching fireflies on a summer night, she will explain: What to do when the fireflies don’t show up (or when creativity dries up) How to know when it’s time to find a new meadow (or a new approach, place or process) What to do if the leader is keeping too tight a lid on the jar (and team innovation is gasping for air) How to get inventive when it rains on your firefly hunt (or parade of ideas) What happens when everyone is too busy to join in (and group problems remain unresolved)

Firefly Lane

Author: Kristin Hannah
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429927840
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From the New York Times bestselling author of On Mystic Lake comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship. . . . In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the "coolest girl in the world" moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all---beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer's end they've become TullyandKate. Inseparable. So begins Kristin Hannah's magnificent new novel. Spanning more than three decades and playing out across the ever-changing face of the Pacific Northwest, Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the bulkhead of their lives. From the beginning, Tully is desperate to prove her worth to the world. Abandoned by her mother at an early age, she longs to be loved unconditionally. In the glittering, big-hair era of the eighties, she looks to men to fill the void in her soul. But in the buttoned-down nineties, it is television news that captivates her. She will follow her own blind ambition to New York and around the globe, finding fame and success . . . and loneliness. Kate knows early on that her life will be nothing special. Throughout college, she pretends to be driven by a need for success, but all she really wants is to fall in love and have children and live an ordinary life. In her own quiet way, Kate is as driven as Tully. What she doesn't know is how being a wife and mother will change her . . . how she'll lose sight of who she once was, and what she once wanted. And how much she'll envy her famous best friend. . . . For thirty years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship---jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they've survived it all until a single act of betrayal tears them apart . . . and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test. Firefly Lane is for anyone who ever drank Boone's Farm apple wine while listening to Abba or Fleetwood Mac. More than a coming-of-age novel, it's the story of a generation of women who were both blessed and cursed by choices. It's about promises and secrets and betrayals. And ultimately, about the one person who really, truly knows you---and knows what has the power to hurt you . . . and heal you. Firefly Lane is a story you'll never forget . . . one you'll want to pass on to your best friend.

In Firefly Valley Texas Crossroads Book 2

Author: Amanda Cabot
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 1441223266
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Marisa St. George is devastated when she is a victim of downsizing and has no choice but to return to the small Texas town where she grew up. Though it's a giant step backward, she accepts a position as business manager at the struggling Rainbow's End resort. The only silver lining is Blake Kendall, a new guest who is making her believe in love at first sight. But will her dreams of happily-ever-after be turned upside down when she discovers who he really is? Romance readers will love this warm and witty story of mistaken identity and second chances from bestselling author Amanda Cabot.

On The Way To The New Style Education

Author: Zhu Yongxin
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071843728
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“New Education is a path, where people can explore and walk ahead....It is also an adventure.” —Zhu Yongxin A pioneering leader of New Education in China, Professor Zhu Yongxin has watched the seeds of his educational dream take root and flourish all across the nation. In this invaluable collection of essays, he offers his personal, year-by-year reflections on the remarkable success of New Education, starting with its introduction in 2002 through its rapid growth across provinces, to its ongoing vision for China’s future. The book includes: * An inspiring chronology of New Education’s achievements, from 2002 to the present * Specific actions that educators can do to provide new tools for our teachers, new innovations for our schools, and new opportunities for our students * A celebration of the New Education journey—and the scholars, educators, and leaders who are making it happen In the year 2000, Professor Zhu Yongxin published his landmark book, My Vision on Education—and a new vision of education was born. In 2002, a school in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China quietly introduced New Education into their classrooms and curriculum. By 2014, New Education had taken root in more than two-thousand schools in twenty-nine provinces, becoming China’s largest nongovernmental educational experiment. In this brilliantly observed collection of essays, Yongxin takes readers on a fascinating journey through time, mapping out the rapid growth and incredible success of New Education in China—year by year, teacher by teacher, student by student. Essays include: * Someone Has to Polish the Stars (2002-2003) * Make a Pot of Stone Soup (2004-2005) * Write the Legends of Life (2006-2007) * Believe in Time, Believe in Seeds (2008-2009 * Take Actions and You Will Have Gains; Insist and There Will Be Miracles (2010-2011) * The Celebration Is On The Road (2012-2013) Dedicated to the visionary teachers and leaders who have worked diligently and passionately to improve our schools and provide new opportunities for students, these insightful first-hand accounts provide an invaluable timeline of academic achievements that will inspire educators for years to come. These are the stories of New Education in action—and these are the innovative thinkers and doers who are building an exciting new future for China. “Our colleagues have shown their best self on the road to New Education,” Yongxin writes. “I know it’s an endless journey, but we are always heading for a brighter tomorrow.” Zhu Yongxin is a member of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, vice chairman of the China Association for Promoting Democracy (CAPD), and vice president of Chinese Society of Education (CSE). He also serves as a professor and PhD supervisor at Soochow University. A sponsor of the New Education Experiment in China, Professor Zhu has won several awards for his influential work, including “60 great contributors in China’s Education of 60 years” (2009), “30th Anniversary of Reform and Opening Up: Person of the Year in China’s Education Area” (2008), “Top 10 News Figures in China’s Reform” (2007), and “Top 10 Elites in China’s Education” (2006). Professor Zhu has published more than 400 articles on education both at home and abroad, and published over 30 books as well.

Firefly Glen

Author: Kathleen O'Brien
Publisher: Harlequin Signature Mini-Series
ISBN: 9780373836918
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Two full-length novels in one heartwarming volume includes Winter Baby, in which a young teacher, pregnant and alone, starts a new life in the Adirondacks and meets a very persistent sheriff, and Babes in Arms, in which a notorious womanizer calls upon an old flame to help him care for his twin nephews. Original.

Batman Knightfall Vol 1 25th Anniversary Edition

Author: Chuck Dixon
Publisher: DC Comics
ISBN: 1401293085
Size: 49.27 MB
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The inmates of Gotham CityÕs Arkham Asylum are loose, and Batman is in hot pursuit of The Joker, the Riddler, Poison Ivy, Killer Croc, Scarecrow and more. Pushed to the limit, the Dark Knight comes face to face with Bane, a hyper-pumped-up monstrosity, who delivers a crippling blow that changes BatmanÕs destiny forever. Batman: Knightfall Vol. 1 presents the epic battle between Batman and one of his greatest foes of all time, Bane. Part two of a massive nine-volume celebration of the entire Batman: Knightfall saga, this collection follows the story arc begun in Batman: Prelude to Knightfall and features Batman #492-497 and Detective Comics #659-663 along with supplemental character sketches and more.