In Save the Humans, award-winning documentary filmmaker Rob Stewart tells his captivating life-story-so-far--from self-professed "animal nerd" to one of the world's leading environmental activists, from a person whose sole focus was saving his beloved sharks to a mission to save us all. Rob Stewart has always been in love with creatures, the odder or more misunderstood the better. His passion for all living things, including Satan, his 7-foot-long, 80-pound pet water monitor, has led him around the world, as a university student studying zoology in Kenya, as a wildlife photographer in Madagascar and Southeast Asia, and ultimately as a documentary filmmaker in the Pacific shooting his innovative and award-winning documentary "Sharkwater." Risking arrest and mafia reprisal in Costa Rica, nearly losing a leg to flesh-eating disease in Panama and getting lost at sea in the remote Galapagos Islands, Stewart is living proof that the best way to create change in the world is to dive in over your head. His documentary sparked shark fin bans around the world, but his story doesn't end with saving sharks. Stewart has set his sights on a slightly bigger goal--saving the human species. He has criss-crossed the globe to meet with the visionaries, entrepreneurs, scientists and children working to solve our environmental crises, and his message is clear: the revolution to save humanity has started and the only thing missing is you
In this lively 400-year history, kids will read about Peter Stuyvesant and the enterprising Dutch colonists, follow the spirited patriots as they rebel against the British during the American Revolution, learn about the crimes of the infamous Tweed Ring, journey through the notorious Five Points slum with its tenements and street vendors, and soar to new heights with the Empire State Building and New York City's other amazing skyscrapers. Along the way, they'll stop at Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and many other prominent New York landmarks. With informative and fun activities, such as painting a Dutch fireplace tile or playing a game of stickball, this valuable resource includes a time line of significant events, a list of historic sites to visit or explore online, and web resources for further study, helping young learners gain a better understanding of the Big Apple's culture, politics, and geography.
Surrey affords good examples of prosperous peasant life at the woodland margin in the Middle Ages and had some of the best developed industry before the Industrial Revolution. The landscape gardening which has made the county unrivalled in its still beautifully contrived scenery is a major contribution to the arts of Western Europe. "Dr. Brandon is meticulous in charting Surrey's growth ... detailed but not dull ..." Surrey Advertiser
For years high-definition television (HDTV) has been heralded as television's next revolution, promising to offer sharper and wider pictures, as well as crisper sound, to the viewing public. But for almost as many years, HDTV has been embroiled in standardization controversies. Now, as HDTV is finally making its way into American homes, this book looks back at the technology, the people, and the policies that have made HDTV a reality. High-Definition Television offers a thorough account of the evolution of HDTV in Japan, Europe, and the United States from the 1960s to 1996. Dupagne and Seel begin by providing a global overview of the technology and reviewing the political and economic factors that conspired against the adoption of a single worldwide production standard in 1986. The authors and contributors also examine: global HDTV production, Japanese HDTV development, U.S. and European HDTV policymaking, U.S. HDTV industrial policy, the role of the Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service, and HDTV economics. Dupagne and Seel conclude by proposing a global model of HDTV policymaking. From the inception of Hi-Vision in Japan, to MAC policies in the European Union, to the formation of the Grand Alliance in the United States, High-Definition Television presents a comprehensive picture of HDTV as a global, national, and regional phenomenon. As attuned to the technology as it is to its politics and economics, this book will be an indispensable resource for understanding the future of television broadcasting here and abroad.