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All of this, at first glance, seems perfectly reasonable and helpful--if, that is to say, our assumption is correct that improved communication and understanding between people will bring about greater harmony between them.
Plenty of other accounts of gospel/soul singer Sam Cooke have been written before, so at first glance the need for yet another in Dream Boogie: The Triumph Of Sam Cooke seems illogical, even redundant--but wait, there's more depth and detail here than in others.
Though it resembles a child's picturebook at first glance, The Book of Daniel is a faithful rendition of the Biblical story and equally meaningful to young and old readers.
Written in an easy-to-read style, it seems at first glance a story collection.
Nachi, at first glance, appeared to be a "good" worm designed to remove Blaster from infected computers and patch a security hole in the Windows OS.
At first glance, Louis Armstrong, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Fats Waller make strange bedfellows.
At first glance, the work of out Los Angeles-based artist Jon Planas seems like pure candy-colored fun.
Many are taking advantage of available sublet space, which at first glance may seem like an attractive bargain, but in reality may be a costly misstep.
Ballet Mecanique, set to George Antheil's famed 1926 score of the same name, which the company premiered earlier this year at Jacob's Pillow, was, at first glance, a very different affair.
A At first glance, Mexico is a country and Central America is a geographic region.
At first glance, Atom Egoyan's edgy cinematic retelling of William Trevor's dark thriller about a lost irish lass stumbling into the overly tidy lair of a middle-aged English psychopath seems like the sort of heavy-handed morality tale used to warn wayward adolescents.
It seems slightly perverse, therefore, that Giorgio Grassi should have elected to model his recent library for Valencia University on what appears at first glance to be some kind of prison, albeit transported to balmier Mediterranean climes.