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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.
The iPhone runs the Apple Macintosh computer operating system, OS X, so at first glance it would seem to fall into the smartphone category, which might help justify its announced $500+ pricetag.
The commentary examines this response, and similar responses that appear at first glance to be a refusal to answer, in various lights--that perhaps the meaning of the Ancestor's coming is as inconceivable as the existence of a speaking stone tortoise, or perhaps by hearing the voice of the stone tortoise one can truly begin to understand.
At first glance, you might mistake arctotis for gazania, except that arctotis grows taller and its flowers are larger than gazania blooms.
At first glance, Butler's simplistic forms and restricted subject matter might suggest a lack of substance, but a little more time spent with his paintings reveals a deeper complexity.
At first glance, Escher's interlocking and intricate patterns seem mind-boggling.