Elephant Dance

Elephant Dance

Elephant Dance
Rating 4 / 5 based on 2 votes

Elephant Dance is Biography & Autobiography books by Tammie Matson, publish by Pan Australia 2009-10-01. You may find Tammie Matson info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Elephant Dance details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (2 readers) Tammie Matson Pan Australia 174198761X 2009-10-01

Book Summary

It's the middle of the night in the Namibian desert when zoologist Tammie Matson wakes with a start to find two elephants standing beside her tiny tent. She makes a promise: "If you just let me survive tonight I will give up Africa. I'll give it all up. Just don't let them stand on me." It's not a promise she will easily keep. At 29, Tammie has spent nearly half her life in Africa, her first love, working as a conservationist. But as her 30s approach, Tammie is conscious of not having ticked those boxes: no house, no kids and no husband. Broke and with her visa running out, it seems like Africa may just force her to give it up after all. On returning to Australia, Tammie lands a job at the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Sydney. There she meets Andy, a charismatic Brit, and Africa suddenly has a rival. But she's not ready to give up on the elephants yet... From the magic of Bushmanland, to the banks of Chobe River in Botswana, to the civil strife of Assam, India, Elephant Dance takes us to the heart of a conservationist's fight to find a way for elephants to live peacefully in a world with too many people, too few resources and the increasing threat of climate change. Passionate, funny, and moving, Elephant Dance is also a classic story of self-discovery, love, and the courage it takes to follow your calling, especially when it takes you places you least expected.

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The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Rating 3 / 5 based on 874 votes

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music is Music books by Colin Larkin, publish by Omnibus Press 2011-05-27. You may find Colin Larkin info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Encyclopedia of Popular Music details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (874 readers) Colin Larkin Omnibus Press 0857125958 2011-05-27

Book Summary

This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.

The Body of God

The Body of God

The Body of God
Rating 4 / 5 based on 952 votes

The Body of God is Religion books by D Dennis Hudson, publish by Oxford University Press 2008-09-25. You may find D Dennis Hudson info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Body of God details.


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4 (952 readers) D Dennis Hudson Oxford University Press 0190451408 2008-09-25

Book Summary

This book is the crowning achievement of the remarkable scholar D. Dennis Hudson, bringing together the results of a lifetime of interdisciplinary study of south Indian Hinduism. The book is a finely detailed examination of a virtually unstudied Tamil Hindu temple, the Vaikuntha Perumal (ca. 770 C.E.). Hudson offers a sustained reading of the temple as a coherent, organized, minutely conceptualized mandala. Its iconography and structure can be understood in the light of a ten-stanza poem by the Alvar poet Tirumangai, and of the Bhagavata Purana and other major religious texts, even as it in turn illuminates the meanings of those texts. Hudson takes the reader step by step on a tour of the temple, telling the stories suggested by each of the 56 sculpted panels and showing how their relationship to one another brings out layers of meaning. He correlates the stories with stages in the spiritual growth of the king through the complex rituals that formed a crucial dimension of the religion. The result is a tapestry of interpretation that brings to life the richness of spiritual understanding embodied in the temple. Hudson's underlying assumption is that the temple itself constitutes a summa theologica for the Pancharatra doctrines in the Bhagavata tradition centered on Krishna as it had developed through the eighth century. This tradition was already ancient and had spread widely across South Asia and into Southeast Asia. By interweaving history with artistic, liturgical, and textual interpretation, Hudson makes a remarkable contribution to our understanding of an Indian religious and cultural tradition.

The Berg Companion to Fashion

The Berg Companion to Fashion

The Berg Companion to Fashion
Rating 3 / 5 based on 779 votes

The Berg Companion to Fashion is Social Science books by Valerie Steele, publish by Bloomsbury Publishing 2015-08-01. You may find Valerie Steele info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Berg Companion to Fashion details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (779 readers) Valerie Steele Bloomsbury Publishing 1474264700 2015-08-01

Book Summary

- An essential reference for students, curators and scholars of fashion, cultural studies, and the expanding range of disciplines that see fashion as imbued with meaning far beyond the material. - Over 300 in-depth entries covering designers, articles of clothing, key concepts and styles. - Edited and introduced by Valerie Steele, a scholar who has revolutionized the study of fashion, and who has been described by The Washington Post as one of "fashion's brainiest women." Derided by some as frivolous, even dangerous, and celebrated by others as art, fashion is anything but a neutral topic. Behind the hype and the glamour is an industry that affects all cultures of the world. A potent force in the global economy, fashion is also highly influential in everyday lives, even amongst those who may feel impervious. This handy volume is a one-stop reference for anyone interested in fashion - its meaning, history and theory. From Avedon to Codpiece, Dandyism to the G-String, Japanese Fashion to Subcultures, Trickle down to Zoot Suit, The Berg Companion to Fashion provides a comprehensive overview of this most fascinating of topics and will serve as the benchmark guide to the subject for many years to come.

Warden Force: Delta Ghosts and Other True Game Warden Adventures

Warden Force: Delta Ghosts and Other True Game Warden Adventures

Warden Force: Delta Ghosts and Other True Game Warden Adventures
Rating 4 / 5 based on 692 votes

Warden Force: Delta Ghosts and Other True Game Warden Adventures is Biography & Autobiography books by Terry Hodges, publish by Terry Hodges 2022-05-26. You may find Terry Hodges info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Warden Force: Delta Ghosts and Other True Game Warden Adventures details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (692 readers) Terry Hodges Terry Hodges N.a 2022-05-26

Book Summary

This is not a novel. The WARDEN FORCE series is a collection of short stories, all true adventures of the finest protectors of wildlife in the world. Game wardens, or conservation officers as they're known in some states, have been the subject of an explosion of interest during the past few years. The WARDEN FORCE series is a collection of short stories, all true adventures of the finest protectors of wildlife in the world. TV reality shows such as JOE PICKETT (Paramount+), WILD JUSTICE (National Geographic), NORTH WOODS LAW (Animal Planet), LONE STAR LAW (Animal Planet) have introduced the public to this dangerous and little known profession, and left them hungry for more. Award winning author Terry Hodges was himself a California State Fish and Game warden and supervisor/leader of game wardens for over 30 intense years. He writes with the authority possible only by those who have actually lived the life, who have actually packed a badge and a gun on behalf of wildlife and battled all manner of wildlife-destroying outlaws. Volume Three contains 12 more exciting adventures: Delta Ghosts - A team of wardens ambush outlaw gillnetters at Grizzly Bay, in the same Delta waters patrolled 80 years earlier by Fish Patrol Warden and famous writer, Taylor London . Smooth Operator - Wardens stalk a cagy and arrogant abalone-poaching commercial sea urchin diver. Time Bomb - A dangerous and mentally unstable deer poacher proves highly troubling for pursuing wardens. Cheaters - An inexperienced warden consults an old pro of his profession to capture a pair of super-wary striped bass snaggers. Tigers Revenge - A cocky and confident salmon poacher makes the mistake of “pulling the tail of the tiger,” that is, taunting a local game warden. A Calculated Risk - Despite a comedy of errors, wardens close in on highly destructive pig poachers. Killer John - Future serial killer? Wardens deal with a scary deer poacher and born killer. New Talent - A new warden astounds a mentor with his almost super-human sensory skills. Slow Learners - A once major league pitcher proves to be a highly interesting adversary for wardens. Davie Crockett and the Bush Baby - A Hollywood stunt man and elk poacher tangles with border wardens. Then Came Speedy - A Peruvian sheepherder and a small sheepdog pay dearly to save their sheep from marauding bears in high meadows of the Sierra Nevada range.. Lethal Intent - Would-be assassins are thwarted by a fearless warden who puts his life on the line for the intended victims. *** Learn more at GameWarden.net

Desert Dancing

Desert Dancing

Desert Dancing
Rating 3 / 5 based on 825 votes

Desert Dancing is Travel books by Len Wilcox, publish by Hunter Publishing, Inc 2001-03-30. You may find Len Wilcox info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Desert Dancing details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (825 readers) Len Wilcox Hunter Publishing, Inc 1588432742 2001-03-30

Book Summary

From the book's beginning: She calls it desert dancing, what we do out there. It's a place some of us call home, no matter where we live; a place you go back to, even when you've never been there before. Deserts around the world may be different, but the feeling is the same; the hearts of prophets and devils alike beat stronger there. A place you feel eternity. Home for the spirit. Forbidding -- to some. Bleak and lonely. No desert rat can deny these feelings at times. That's part of it. It's also the primordial challenge of surviving, low-tech life and death, surrounded by a rugged, powerful beauty and the wonderful adaptations of Mother Nature to the difficult, dry world of the desert. Animals that can live their entire lives without a drink of water. Seeds that can lay dormant for years, then germinate after a desert rainstorm that offers just enough water to bring them to life. The more high-tech my tools and toys, the more I need my desert time, my desert dancing. Reviews: ... goes beyond being a simple A to B guidebook. Desert Dancing reads like the journal of a friend, who, in a highly readable style, shares with you a wonderful trip. Excellent research, combined with an in-person familiarity of the subject at hand, makes this a necessary volume for anyone considering a trip into the desert, or for the armchair explorer who wants to gain a sense of what the desert is all about. -- Bob Moore, Editor Route 66 magazine. Wow! You can feel the heat, see the old West as it was and what it has become. This books makes you want to pack up your vehicle and head to the desert, but don't leave home without the book - you'll get lost in that vast sea of sand without it. Read this book and you'll enjoy what the California desert really has to offer. Water, water,water, please! An outstanding adventure. Excellent reading. -- Leslie Curtis Riley from Clovis, CA. A combination guidebook/journal to this enchanting region. Filled with historical notes and details of the culture, Desert Dancing is a trip for your senses. Alongside practical travel information you'll find insight into the area's past, and the legends and myths that survive today. Visit sacred places and learn of their mysteries. Directions, places to stay and eat, plus advice on safe passage in this harsh but beautiful terrain.

When Elephants Weep

When Elephants Weep

When Elephants Weep
Rating 4 / 5 based on 12 votes

When Elephants Weep is Nature books by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, publish by Delta 2009-10-21. You may find Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the When Elephants Weep details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (12 readers) Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson Delta 0307574202 2009-10-21

Book Summary

This national bestseller exploring the complex emotional lives of animals was hailed as "a masterpiece" by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and as "marvelous" by Jane Goodall. The popularity of When Elephants Weep has swept the nation, as author Jeffrey Masson appeared on Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, and was profiled in People for his ground-breaking and fascinating study. Not since Darwin's The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals has a book so thoroughly and effectively explored the full range of emotions that exist throughout the animal kingdom. From dancing squirrels to bashful gorillas to spiteful killer whales, Masson and coauthor Susan McCarthy bring forth fascinating anecdotes and illuminating insights that offer powerful proof of the existence of animal emotion. Chapters on love, joy, anger, fear, shame, compassion, and loneliness are framed by a provocative re-evaluation of how we treat animals, from hunting and eating them to scientific experimentation. Forming a complete and compelling picture of the inner lives of animals, When Elephants Weep assures that we will never look at animals in the same way again.

Global Trade and Cultural Authentication

Global Trade and Cultural Authentication

Global Trade and Cultural Authentication
Rating 4 / 5 based on 683 votes

Global Trade and Cultural Authentication is History books by Joanne B. Eicher, publish by Indiana University Press 2022-08-01. You may find Joanne B. Eicher info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Global Trade and Cultural Authentication details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (683 readers) Joanne B. Eicher Indiana University Press 0253062624 2022-08-01

Book Summary

Global Trade and Cultural Authentication, edited by Joanne Eicher, showcases the complexity and enduring aesthetic and ingenuity of Kalabari artisans. The Kalabari people, most of whom make their homes in the eastern Niger Delta region of western Africa, are renowned for the artistry in working with globally imported textiles and dress for centuries. The 22 essays in this edited volume feature the work of leading Nigerian and American scholars and offer an in-depth, nuanced understanding of Kalabari textiles, aesthetics, and engagement with past and present global trade networks. Using dress and textiles as a lens, Global Trade and Cultural Authentication explores the Kalabari people's centuries-long role in the global trade arena. Their economic interconnectedness demonstrates that Africa was never a "dark continent" but, rather, critically involved in a global trade built around Kalabari resourcefulness and imagination.

In Search Of The First Civilizations

In Search Of The First Civilizations

In Search Of The First Civilizations
Rating 4 / 5 based on 722 votes

In Search Of The First Civilizations is History books by Michael Wood, publish by Random House 2013-04-30. You may find Michael Wood info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the In Search Of The First Civilizations details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (722 readers) Michael Wood Random House 1448141648 2013-04-30

Book Summary

Five thousand years ago there began the most momentous revolution in human history. Starting in Mesopotamia, city civilization emerged for the first time on earth, to be followed in Egypt, India, China and the Americas. The ideals of these ancient civilizations still shape the lives of the majority of mankind. In Search of the First Civilizations (previously published as Legacy) asks the intriguing question: what is civilization? Did it mean the same to the Chinese, the Indians and the Greeks? What can the values of the ancient cultures teach us today? And do the ideals of the West - a latecomer to civilization - really have universal validity? In this fascinating historical search, Michael Wood explores these ancient cultures, looking for their essential character and their continuing legacy. A brilliant exploration. Sunday Times Well-written, gorgeous and guaranteed to induce thought... Wood takes great care to put everything in a large historical perspective, which is actually more disturbing than comforting. New York Post

The City and the Wilderness

The City and the Wilderness

The City and the Wilderness
Rating 4 / 5 based on 101 votes

The City and the Wilderness is History books by Arash Khazeni, publish by Univ of California Press 2020-11-17. You may find Arash Khazeni info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The City and the Wilderness details.


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4 (101 readers) Arash Khazeni Univ of California Press 0520964268 2020-11-17

Book Summary

The City and the Wilderness recounts the journeys and microhistories of Indo-Persian travelers across the Indian Ocean and their encounters with the Burmese Kingdom and its littoral at the turn of the nineteenth century. As Mughal sovereignty waned under British colonial rule, Indo-Persian travelers and intermediaries linked to the East India Company explored and surveyed the Burmese Empire, inscribing it as a forest landscape and Buddhist kingdom at the crossroads of South and Southeast Asia. Based on colonial Persian travel books and narratives in which Indo-Persian knowledge and perceptions of the wondrous edges of the Indian Ocean merged with Orientalist pursuits, The City and the Wilderness uncovers fading histories of inter-Asian crossings and exchanges at the ends of the Mughal world.

Gabriel Okara

Gabriel Okara

Gabriel Okara
Rating 3 / 5 based on 534 votes

Gabriel Okara is Poetry books by Gabriel Okara, publish by U of Nebraska Press 2016-04. You may find Gabriel Okara info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Gabriel Okara details.


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3 (534 readers) Gabriel Okara U of Nebraska Press 0803288662 2016-04

Book Summary

Gabriel Okara, a prize-winning author whose literary career spans six decades, is rightly hailed as the elder statesman of Nigerian literature. The first Modernist poet of anglophone Africa, he is best known for The Fisherman's Invocation (1978), The Dreamer, His Vision (2005), and for his early experimental novel, The Voice (1964). Arranged in six sections, Gabriel Okara: Collected Poems includes the poet's earliest lyric verse along with poems written in response to Nigeria's war years; literary tributes and elegies to fellow poets, activists, and loved ones long dead; and recent dramatic and narrative poems. The introduction by Brenda Marie Osbey contextualizes Okara's work in the history of Nigerian, African, and English language literatures. Gabriel Okara: Collected Poems is at once a treasure for those long in search of a single authoritative edition and a revelation and timely introduction for readers new to the work of one of Africa's most revered poets.

Charlie Chaplin's Last Dance

Charlie Chaplin's Last Dance

Charlie Chaplin's Last Dance
Rating 3 / 5 based on 155 votes

Charlie Chaplin's Last Dance is Fiction books by Fabio Stassi, publish by Portobello Books 2014-04-03. You may find Fabio Stassi info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Charlie Chaplin's Last Dance details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (155 readers) Fabio Stassi Portobello Books 1846275296 2014-04-03

Book Summary

'A day without laughter is a day wasted.' It is Christmas Day when Charlie Chaplin receives a visit from Death. The great actor is 82 years old, but not yet ready to face the final curtain. Desperate to see his teenage son grow up, the actor strikes a deal: if he manages to make Death laugh, he will win an extra year of life. As he awaits his final, fatal encounter, Chaplin composes an impassioned letter to his son, in which he attempts to tell him about his past, from his impoverished childhood in England (with an alcoholic father and a mother who went mad) to the heights of success on the silver screen in America, via stints in the circus and vaudeville, and odd jobs as a newspaper hawker, printer, boxer and embalmer. As well as being the story of the evolution of a comic genius, this is the story of the evolution of cinema and how a beam of light on a white screen fired the imagination of an entire nation. As in his silent films, Charlie's adventures are simultaneously tragic and comic. The narrative flickers at a frenetic clip from false starts and early failures to eventual triumph in the magical moment when - before the eyes of a stupefied film crew - Charlie became the Tramp: with a little moustache, a shuffling slantwise walk, a cane and a dusty bowler hat, one of the most iconic figures of the golden age of cinema was born.

The Oxford World History of Empire

The Oxford World History of Empire

The Oxford World History of Empire
Rating 4 / 5 based on 846 votes

The Oxford World History of Empire is History books by Peter Fibiger Bang,C. A. Bayly,Walter Scheidel, publish by Oxford University Press 2020-12-02. You may find Peter Fibiger Bang,C. A. Bayly,Walter Scheidel info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Oxford World History of Empire details.


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4 (846 readers) Peter Fibiger Bang,C. A. Bayly,Walter Scheidel Oxford University Press 0197532780 2020-12-02

Book Summary

This is the first world history of empire, reaching from the third millennium BCE to the present. By combining synthetic surveys, thematic comparative essays, and numerous chapters on specific empires, its two volumes provide unparalleled coverage of imperialism throughout history and across continents, from Asia to Europe and from Africa to the Americas. Only a few decades ago empire was believed to be a thing of the past; now it is clear that it has been and remains one of the most enduring forms of political organization and power. We cannot understand the dynamics and resilience of empire without moving decisively beyond the study of individual cases or particular periods, such as the relatively short age of European colonialism. The history of empire, as these volumes amply demonstrate, needs to be drawn on the much broader canvas of global history. Volume Two: The History of Empires tracks the protean history of political domination from the very beginnings of state formation in the Bronze Age up to the present. Case studies deal with the full range of the historical experience of empire, from the realms of the Achaemenids and Asoka to the empires of Mali and Songhay, and from ancient Rome and China to the Mughals, American settler colonialism, and the Soviet Union. Forty-five chapters detailing the history of individual empires are tied together by a set of global synthesizing surveys that structure the world history of empire into eight chronological phases.

Some of the Dead are Still Breathing

Some of the Dead are Still Breathing

Some of the Dead are Still Breathing
Rating 4 / 5 based on 134 votes

Some of the Dead are Still Breathing is Nature books by Charles Bowden, publish by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009. You may find Charles Bowden info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Some of the Dead are Still Breathing details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (134 readers) Charles Bowden Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 0151013950 2009

Book Summary

The author of Down by the River evaluates the prospects of our near-future world in the face of dwindling fuel reserves, terrorism, and a decreasing capacity of everyday people to experience passion and connection.

Does the Elephant Dance?

Does the Elephant Dance?

Does the Elephant Dance?
Rating 4 / 5 based on 345 votes

Does the Elephant Dance? is Political Science books by David M. Malone, publish by OUP Oxford 2011-04-07. You may find David M. Malone info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Does the Elephant Dance? details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (345 readers) David M. Malone OUP Oxford 0191620068 2011-04-07

Book Summary

India today looms large globally, where it hardly loomed at all twenty years ago. It is likely to be a key global actor throughout the twenty-first century and could well emerge soon as one of the top five global powers. Does the Elephant Dance? seeks to survey the main features of Indian foreign policy. It identifies elements of Indian history relevant to the topic; examines the role therein of domestic politics and internal and external security challenges, and of domestic and international economic factors; and in successive chapters delves into the specifics of India's policy within its South Asian neighbourhood, and with respect to China, the USA, West Asia (the Middle East), East Asia, Europe and Russia, and multilateral diplomacy. It also touches on Indian ties to Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean. India's "soft power", the role of migration in its policy, and other cross-cutting issues are analyzed, as is the role and approach of several categories of foreign policy actors in India. Substantive conclusions close out the volume, and touch, inter alia, on the absence of an organizing framework for Indian foreign policy.

Good Girls

Good Girls

Good Girls
Rating 4 / 5 based on 1 votes

Good Girls is Fiction books by Glen Hirshberg, publish by Macmillan 2016-02-23. You may find Glen Hirshberg info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Good Girls details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (1 readers) Glen Hirshberg Macmillan 1466834420 2016-02-23

Book Summary

Three-time International Horror Guild and Shirley Jackson Award Winner Glen Hirshberg brings his flair for the grim, grisly, and emotionally harrowing to Good Girls, the standalone sequel to Motherless Child. Still in college, Rebecca is the “responsible one.” She keeps her friends from getting too crazy—though Human Curling is kind of out there. She’s a safety valve for Joel, her foster father, and helps out at Halfmoon House, which he runs with his wife, Amanda—Rebecca’s foster mother, who makes sure her children able to protect themselves. To take care of themselves. Mostly Rebecca takes care of everyone else. She works at the university’s crisis center, doing whatever she can to help the troubled souls who call the hotline. Until the night he calls. Jess has lost so much: her job, her home...her daughter Natalie, no longer human thanks to the creature who called himself the Whistler. She tried desperately to save Natalie, but in the end, Jess herself pulled the trigger and killed her child. Deep in mourning, Jess flees, with the remnants of her family: the man she loved, seriously injured; her infant grandson, somehow still innocent and pure. And Sophie. Natalie’s best friend, Jess’s almost-daughter, and a mother herself, though her son is dead. Sophie’s alive but not alive—half-mad, half vampire, half a person...and Jess’s responsibility. The Whistler is hunting Jess. She killed his Mother...and Natalie, who was his “destiny.” But he’s not so single-minded that he can’t have a little fun along the way, take what he needs from Rebecca’s friends and family...take Rebecca for his own.... Fates collide in a small town where fear and love are two sides of the same coin and life and death lie far too close together. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ifá Divination, Knowledge, Power, and Performance

Ifá Divination, Knowledge, Power, and Performance

Ifá Divination, Knowledge, Power, and Performance
Rating 4 / 5 based on 417 votes

Ifá Divination, Knowledge, Power, and Performance is Religion books by Jacob K. Olupona,Rowland O. Abiodun, publish by Indiana University Press 2016-02-29. You may find Jacob K. Olupona,Rowland O. Abiodun info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Ifá Divination, Knowledge, Power, and Performance details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (417 readers) Jacob K. Olupona,Rowland O. Abiodun Indiana University Press 025301896X 2016-02-29

Book Summary

This landmark volume compiled by Jacob K. Olupona and Rowland O. Abiodun brings readers into the diverse world of Ifá—its discourse, ways of thinking, and artistic expression as manifested throughout the Afro-Atlantic. Firmly rooting Ifá within African religious traditions, the essays consider Ifá and Ifá divination from the perspectives of philosophy, performance studies, and cultural studies. They also examine the sacred context, verbal art, and the interpretation of Ifá texts and philosophy. With essays from the most respected scholars in the field, the book makes a substantial contribution toward understanding Ifá and its role in contemporary Yoruba and diaspora cultures.

Joseph in Egypt (Vol. 1)

Joseph in Egypt (Vol. 1)

Joseph in Egypt (Vol. 1)
Rating 4 / 5 based on 932 votes

Joseph in Egypt (Vol. 1) is Fiction books by Thomas Mann, publish by DigiCat 2022-08-16. You may find Thomas Mann info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Joseph in Egypt (Vol. 1) details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (932 readers) Thomas Mann DigiCat EAN:8596547195917 2022-08-16

Book Summary

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Joseph in Egypt (Vol. 1)" by Thomas Mann. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

World Food: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture and Social Influence from Hunter Gatherers to the Age of Globalization

World Food: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture and Social Influence from Hunter Gatherers to the Age of Globalization

World Food: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture and Social Influence from Hunter Gatherers to the Age of Globalization
Rating 3 / 5 based on 538 votes

World Food: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture and Social Influence from Hunter Gatherers to the Age of Globalization is Political Science books by Mary Ellen Snodgrass, publish by Routledge 2016-06-11. You may find Mary Ellen Snodgrass info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the World Food: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture and Social Influence from Hunter Gatherers to the Age of Globalization details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (538 readers) Mary Ellen Snodgrass Routledge 1317451600 2016-06-11

Book Summary

This multicultural and interdisciplinary reference brings a fresh social and cultural perspective to the global history of food, foodstuffs, and cultural exchange from the age of discovery to contemporary times. Comprehensive in scope, this two-volume encyclopedia covers agriculture and industry, food preparation and regional cuisines, science and technology, nutrition and health, and trade and commerce, as well as key contemporary issues such as famine relief, farm subsidies, food safety, and the organic movement. Articles also include specific foodstuffs such as chocolate, potatoes, and tomatoes; topics such as Mediterranean diet and the Spice Route; and pivotal figures such as Marco Polo, Columbus, and Catherine de' Medici. Special features include: dozens of recipes representing different historic periods and cuisines of the world; listing of herbal foods and uses; and a chronology of key events/people in food history.

Open Boundaries

Open Boundaries

Open Boundaries
Rating 3 / 5 based on 708 votes

Open Boundaries is Religion books by John E. Cort, publish by State University of New York Press 1998-01-01. You may find John E. Cort info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Open Boundaries details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (708 readers) John E. Cort State University of New York Press 0791499855 1998-01-01

Book Summary

Enlarges our understanding of Jainism, one of the oldest yet least-studied of the world's living religions, by challenging the standard scholarly portraits of both Jains and South Asian religion and culture.

The Official Radio 6 Music Quiz Book

The Official Radio 6 Music Quiz Book

The Official Radio 6 Music Quiz Book
Rating 4 / 5 based on 178 votes

The Official Radio 6 Music Quiz Book is Music books by Nick Holt, publish by Random House 2016-10-27. You may find Nick Holt info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Official Radio 6 Music Quiz Book details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (178 readers) Nick Holt Random House 1473550556 2016-10-27

Book Summary

BBC Radio 6 Music is the place for alternative music – and this is the quiz for its fans. From indie pop and iconic rock to trip hop, electronica and dance, these questions will test your knowledge of the last 60 years of floor-fillers, cult classics and the best B-sides to the limit. Including dedicated quizzes on your favourite 6 Music shows, like Lauren Laverne's People's Playlist, Guy Garvey's Finest Hour, Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service and more, find out how much you can really call yourself the king of rock n' roll.

The Emotional Lives of Animals

The Emotional Lives of Animals

The Emotional Lives of Animals
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 4 votes

The Emotional Lives of Animals is Nature books by Marc Bekoff, publish by New World Library 2010-10-05. You may find Marc Bekoff info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Emotional Lives of Animals details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (4 readers) Marc Bekoff New World Library 1577313488 2010-10-05

Book Summary

Based on award-winning scientist Marc Bekoff’s years studying social communication in a wide range of species, this important book shows that animals have rich emotional lives. Bekoff skillfully blends extraordinary stories of animal joy, empathy, grief, embarrassment, anger, and love with the latest scientific research confirming the existence of emotions that common sense and experience have long implied. Filled with Bekoff’s light humor and touching stories, The Emotional Lives of Animals is a clarion call for reassessing both how we view animals and how we treat them.

The True Alpha and Omega

The True Alpha and Omega

The True Alpha and Omega
Rating 4 / 5 based on 1 votes

The True Alpha and Omega is Education books by Minister Jerrod Smith,Brother Clifton Lucas, publish by AuthorHouse 2011-06-20. You may find Minister Jerrod Smith,Brother Clifton Lucas info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The True Alpha and Omega details.


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4 (1 readers) Minister Jerrod Smith,Brother Clifton Lucas AuthorHouse 1463405502 2011-06-20

Book Summary

This bookexposes the true nature and culture of fraternities and sororities. In these secret societies there are activities and requirements that cause prospective members and members aliketo unknowingly enter into ungodly pacts and covenants. These ungodly practices lead to activities which include physical abuse, fornication, adultery, hatred, envy, strife, manipulation, social and intellectual elitism, abominable sexual activities and witchcraft. These organizationsattract people that are looking for something that only Christ Jesus can provide. However, the organizations appears as a light by their community service and networking abilities. This light however is afalse light.Once one gets into the inner workings of the organizations, the sin and soul inflicting antics are found deeply rooted in darkness. The authorsbeing former members that participated in ungodly activities within these organizations expose the physical, mental, sexualand spiritualdeath-dealing activities found in fraternities and sororities. This is by no means a kiss and tell composition, but it is a trying to save people from hell exposition. Actual accounts of sexual requirements, abuse,ancient ungodly spiritual practices, witchcraft, and required chantswhich denouncetheexistence the One True God are given in detail in this book.Ungodly spirits of oldhave found new vessels to operate inthrough these fraternities and sororities. The good thing about this book is that it not only exposes spiritual wickedness and old ungodly practices, but it shows people who want to be free how to find God, the Ancient of Days.Let the Truth be told. We encourage you to read this book if you arejoining a fraternity or sorority, are a member of one, are apastor, orhave a loved one in one of these organizations. We desire for all to be free and blessed by this book.

The Most Powerful Idea in the World

The Most Powerful Idea in the World

The Most Powerful Idea in the World
Rating 4 / 5 based on 4 votes

The Most Powerful Idea in the World is History books by William Rosen, publish by Random House 2010-06-01. You may find William Rosen info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Most Powerful Idea in the World details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (4 readers) William Rosen Random House 0679603611 2010-06-01

Book Summary

The sweeping true story of how the steam engine changed the world, from the acclaimed author of Miracle Cure If all measures of human advancement in the last hundred centuries were plotted on a graph, they would show an almost perfectly flat line—until the eighteenth century, when the Industrial Revolution would cause the line to shoot straight up, beginning an almost uninterrupted march of progress. In The Most Powerful Idea in the World, William Rosen tells the story of the men responsible for the Industrial Revolution and the machine that drove it—the steam engine. In the process he tackles the question that has obsessed historians ever since: What made eighteenth-century Britain such fertile soil for inventors? Rosen’s answer focuses on a simple notion that had become enshrined in British law the century before: that people had the right to own and profit from their ideas. The result was a period of frantic innovation revolving particularly around the promise of steam power. Rosen traces the steam engine’s history from its early days as a clumsy but sturdy machine, to its coming-of-age driving the wheels of mills and factories, to its maturity as a transporter for people and freight by rail and by sea. Along the way we enter the minds of such inventors as Thomas Newcomen and James Watt, scientists including Robert Boyle and Joseph Black, and philosophers John Locke and Adam Smith—all of whose insights, tenacity, and ideas transformed first a nation and then the world. William Rosen is a masterly storyteller with a keen eye for the “aha!” moments of invention and a gift for clear and entertaining explanations of science. The Most Powerful Idea in the World will appeal to readers fascinated with history, science, and the hows and whys of innovation itself.

Africa

Africa

Africa
Rating 4.5 / 5 based on 6 votes

Africa is History books by Richard Dowden, publish by PublicAffairs 2008-12-16. You may find Richard Dowden info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Africa details.


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4.5 (6 readers) Richard Dowden PublicAffairs 0786741422 2008-12-16

Book Summary

After a lifetime's close observation of the continent, one of the world's finest Africa correspondents has penned a landmark book on life and death in modern Africa. It takes a guide as observant, experienced, and patient as Richard Dowden to reveal its truths. Dowden combines a novelist's gift for atmosphere with the scholar's grasp of historical change as he spins tales of cults and commerce in Senegal and traditional spirituality in Sierra Leone; analyzes the impact of oil and the internet on Nigeria and aid on Sudan; and examines what has gone so badly wrong in Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Congo. Dowden's master work is an attempt to explain why Africa is the way it is, and enables its readers to see and understand this miraculous continent as a place of inspiration and tremendous humanity.

Quantum Leap Thinking

Quantum Leap Thinking

Quantum Leap Thinking
Rating 4 / 5 based on 780 votes

Quantum Leap Thinking is Self-Help books by James J Mapes, publish by Sourcebooks, Inc. 2003-04-01. You may find James J Mapes info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Quantum Leap Thinking details.


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4 (780 readers) James J Mapes Sourcebooks, Inc. 1402252072 2003-04-01

Book Summary

"You've certainly hit the nail on the head. If I had read Quantum Leap Thinking at the age of 20, I could have saved many, many mistakes and a helluva lot of wasted effort."— Clive Cussler, bestselling author Positive change can happen in sudden and profound leaps. Quantum Leap Thinking provides the foundation for breakthrough thinking that will trigger astonishing growth in your personal and professional life. • What if it was possible to break through fear and make positive changes in your life in an instant by a simple shift in your thinking? • What if you could lower your anxiety in a matter of seconds by changing your perceptions? • How would your life change if you had unshakable motivation for whatever you chose to do? Quantum Leap Thinking is the key to unlocking the door to new-found potential and peak performance. "An extraordinary guide to thinking your way to the next level in your life, within your career, your relationships or your self."—Joan Lunden, journalist and author "Quantum Leap Thinking [is] an opportunity to get our energy out and target it in the direction of great productivity, leaving us with a feeling of accomplishment."— Leon Tec, M.D., author of The Fear of Success and Targets

Rajaraja Chola: Interplay Between an Imperial Regime and Productive Forces of Society

Rajaraja Chola: Interplay Between an Imperial Regime and Productive Forces of Society

Rajaraja Chola: Interplay Between an Imperial Regime and Productive Forces of Society
Rating 4 / 5 based on 372 votes

Rajaraja Chola: Interplay Between an Imperial Regime and Productive Forces of Society is History books by Raghavan Srinivasan, publish by Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd N.a. You may find Raghavan Srinivasan info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Rajaraja Chola: Interplay Between an Imperial Regime and Productive Forces of Society details.


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4 (372 readers) Raghavan Srinivasan Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd 9354582230 N.a

Book Summary

When Rajaraja Chola ascended the throne, the land of Tamils entered upon centuries of grandeur. He left behind a stupendous legacy, which has not lost its sheen even after a thousand years. During his regime, we see powerful productive forces at work, newly liberated by the advances made in manufacturing and trade. Through interesting facts and riveting analyses, the reader can vividly experience the tumultuous developments of this perioud. It bring to life the social, political and economic underpinnings of that time - expansion of agriculture, rise of nagarams, maturing of self-governing corporate bodies, phenomenal increase in inland and overseas trade networks, and overall strengthening of the administrative and military apparatus, which would later bring South-east Asia under its influence. Equally important to the stability of the empire was the compelling iconography of Saivism, which this book presents in a sublime and engrossing style. Written by Raghavan Srinivasan, the author of Yugantar, this book recreates the history of a South Indian king and his imperial empire, in a form that would appeal to the academia and the wider public audience alike. "A rousing attempt at piecing together the lives and times of the Tamil country's most remarkable medieval personality, Rajaraja Chola, who despite the rich artistic legacy, plethora of inscriptions and maritime amnbtions, has remained an enigmatic figure." - SHARADA SRINIVASAM, Professor, School of Humanities, National Institute of Advanced Studies.

African Discourse in Islam, Oral Traditions, and Performance

African Discourse in Islam, Oral Traditions, and Performance

African Discourse in Islam, Oral Traditions, and Performance
Rating 4 / 5 based on 951 votes

African Discourse in Islam, Oral Traditions, and Performance is Literary Criticism books by Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah, publish by Routledge 2010-09-13. You may find Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the African Discourse in Islam, Oral Traditions, and Performance details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (951 readers) Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah Routledge 1135176973 2010-09-13

Book Summary

Through an engaged analysis of writers such as Wole Soyinka, Ola Rotimi, Niyi Osundare, and Tanure Ojaide and of African traditional oral poets like Omoekee Amao Ilorin and Mamman Shata Katsina, Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah develops an African indigenous discourse paradigm for interpreting and understanding literary and cultural materials. Na'Allah argues for the need for cultural diversity in critical theorizing in the twenty-first century. He highlights the critical issues facing scholars and students involved in criticism and translation of marginalized texts. By returning the African knowledge system back to its roots and placing it side by side with Western paradigms, Na'Allah has produced a text that will be required reading for scholars and students of African culture and literature. It is an important contribution to scholarship in the domain of mobility of African oral tradition, and on African literary, cultural and performance discourse.

Encyclopedia of American Short Films, 1926-1959

Encyclopedia of American Short Films, 1926-1959

Encyclopedia of American Short Films, 1926-1959
Rating 3 / 5 based on 197 votes

Encyclopedia of American Short Films, 1926-1959 is Performing Arts books by Graham Webb, publish by McFarland 2020-07-10. You may find Graham Webb info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Encyclopedia of American Short Films, 1926-1959 details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (197 readers) Graham Webb McFarland 1476639264 2020-07-10

Book Summary

Short subject films have a long history in American cinemas. These could be anywhere from 2 to 40 minutes long and were used as a "filler" in a picture show that would include a cartoon, a newsreel, possibly a serial and a short before launching into the feature film. Shorts could tackle any topic of interest: an unusual travelogue, a comedy, musical revues, sports, nature or popular vaudeville acts. With the advent of sound-on-film in the mid-to-late 1920s, makers of earlier silent short subjects began experimenting with the short films, using them as a testing ground for the use of sound in feature movies. After the Second World War, and the rising popularity of television, short subject films became far too expensive to produce and they had mostly disappeared from the screens by the late 1950s. This encyclopedia offers comprehensive listings of American short subject films from the 1920s through the 1950s.

Archetypal Imagery and the Spiritual Self

Archetypal Imagery and the Spiritual Self

Archetypal Imagery and the Spiritual Self
Rating 4 / 5 based on 475 votes

Archetypal Imagery and the Spiritual Self is Psychology books by Annabelle Nelson, publish by Singing Dragon 2014-06-21. You may find Annabelle Nelson info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Archetypal Imagery and the Spiritual Self details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (475 readers) Annabelle Nelson Singing Dragon 0857011693 2014-06-21

Book Summary

Combining psychology and spirituality, this practical book considers archetypes from Asian, Middle Eastern and European myths and explains how they can be used in therapeutic practice to help clients achieve personal or clinical goals. This innovative model of archetype imagination is a powerful tool for coaches and therapists. It involves visualizing an archetype, which teaches the mind to focus, relaxes the ego, and opens the unconscious. This makes space for spiritual insights and allows the mind to let go of distracting sensations and emotions. Combining foundational psychological theories, brain physiology, and Hindu philosophy with the author's visionary experiences, this book explains how to use this technique in clinical practice. It also includes case studies, engaging images, practical exercises, and quizzes for use with clients. Spiritual seekers will find the book's insights a great complement to their practice. This book will help counsellors, coaches, psychologists, psychotherapists, arts therapists, and other therapeutic practitioners to use archetype imagination techniques to guide their clients to emotional health and spiritual awareness.

Ethnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East: An Encyclopedia

Ethnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East: An Encyclopedia

Ethnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East: An Encyclopedia
Rating 4 / 5 based on 1 votes

Ethnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East: An Encyclopedia is Social Science books by John A. Shoup III, publish by ABC-CLIO 2011-10-17. You may find John A. Shoup III info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Ethnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East: An Encyclopedia details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (1 readers) John A. Shoup III ABC-CLIO 159884363X 2011-10-17

Book Summary

This encyclopedia is an essential guide to the different ethno-linguistic groups in Africa and today's complicated Middle East region. • Contains contributions from international scholars and independent researchers who have lived and worked in countries such as Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Guinea Conakry, Jordan, Lesotho, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Sudan, and Syria • Includes bibliographic information after each entry, photographs, and an index

Fundamentals of School Scheduling

Fundamentals of School Scheduling

Fundamentals of School Scheduling
Rating 3 / 5 based on 489 votes

Fundamentals of School Scheduling is Education books by Gwen Schroth,Anita M. Pankake,Paul Terry, publish by R&L Education 1997-08-28. You may find Gwen Schroth,Anita M. Pankake,Paul Terry info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Fundamentals of School Scheduling details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (489 readers) Gwen Schroth,Anita M. Pankake,Paul Terry R&L Education 1461649099 1997-08-28

Book Summary

School administrators must constantly evaluate and refine school scheduling for optimum student and teacher performance. This book is for school administrators who need appropriate management techniques for scheduling students into classes. All parts of the puzzle are presented so the administrator can make wise choices about configuring the school day.

Africanization and Americanization Anthology, Volume 1

Africanization and Americanization Anthology, Volume 1

Africanization and Americanization Anthology, Volume 1
Rating 3 / 5 based on 758 votes

Africanization and Americanization Anthology, Volume 1 is Literary Collections books by Rinos Mwanaka, publish by African Books Collective 2018-04-24. You may find Rinos Mwanaka info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Africanization and Americanization Anthology, Volume 1 details.


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3 (758 readers) Rinos Mwanaka African Books Collective 079749698X 2018-04-24

Book Summary

Africanization and Americanization Anthology, Volume 1: Searching for Inter-racial, Interstitial, Inter-sectional, and Interstates meeting spaces, Africa Vs North America, comprises of 107 pieces from 43 poets, 4 essayists, 6 storytellers, and 1 playwright from North America and Africa regions: professors, leading theorists and researchers. The contributors are: Barbara Foley, Barbara Howard, Biko Agozino, poets; A.D Winans, Tim Hall, C Liegh McInnis, Nat Turner, Allan Kolski Horwitz, Changming Yuan, Tiel Aisha Ansari, Diane Raptosh, Wanjohi wa Makokha, storytellers; Paris Smith, Sheree Rene Thomas, and journalists; Kenneth Weene and several other essayists, street poets, academicians, musicians, visual artists... This collection is vibrant, discursive, penetrating, and is invaluable to literary and language experts, poetry collections, social and human scientists, political theorists, race theorists, development practioners, students, general readers and many others.

Shade of the Raintree, Centennial Edition

Shade of the Raintree, Centennial Edition

Shade of the Raintree, Centennial Edition
Rating 4 / 5 based on 601 votes

Shade of the Raintree, Centennial Edition is Biography & Autobiography books by Larry Lockridge, publish by Indiana University Press 2014-04-17. You may find Larry Lockridge info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Shade of the Raintree, Centennial Edition details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (601 readers) Larry Lockridge Indiana University Press 0253012988 2014-04-17

Book Summary

This true story of literary stardom and sudden tragedy is “a riveting book, shattering and shot through with the powerful poignancy of a life undone” (Detroit News). Raintree County, the first novel by Ross Lockridge, Jr., was the publishing event of 1948. Excerpted in Life magazine, it was a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection, won MGM’s Novel Award and a movie deal, and stood at the top of the nation’s bestseller lists. Unfortunately, Lockridge’s first novel was also his last. Two months after its publication the thirty-three-year-old author from Bloomington, Indiana, took his own life. His son Larry was five years old at the time. Shade of the Raintree is Larry’s search for an understanding of his father’s baffling act. In this powerfully narrated biography, Larry Lockridge uncovers a man of great vitality, humor, love, and visionary ambition, but also of deep vulnerability. The author manages to combine a son’s emotional investments with a sleuth’s dispassionate inquiry. The result is “a book that is, in its own way, as remarkable and compelling as Raintree County” (Milwaukee Journal). “Larry Lockridge here faces the double tasking of writing a biography of his father and of finding out what drove him to a ruthless act of self-destruction. An immensely moving book, deserving of the Pulitzer Prize.” —Kirkus Reviews This edition includes a new preface by the author.

Regular Haunts

Regular Haunts

Regular Haunts
Rating 3 / 5 based on 522 votes

Regular Haunts is Poetry books by Gerald Costanzo, publish by U of Nebraska Press 2018-03. You may find Gerald Costanzo info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Regular Haunts details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (522 readers) Gerald Costanzo U of Nebraska Press 1496206576 2018-03

Book Summary

Gerald Costanzo, long known as one of the best contemporary poets of satire, focuses specifically on American themes that, though presented as parables, fables, jokes, and put-ons, remain darkly serious in tone. His subject is the mythic landscape of America itself: the transitory, popular, consumer culture of late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century life. Costanzo evokes a sense of having arrived on the scene too late, of having missed the heyday of American innocence and possibility, and now—in the present—is forced to live with diminished experience. He mourns a culture where genuine emotion cannot be found but where its semblance can be endlessly marketed. Regular Haunts is a retrospective collection of Costanzo’s work that also includes nearly thirty new poems.

TOURISM IN TAMIL NADU

TOURISM IN TAMIL NADU

TOURISM IN TAMIL NADU
Rating 3 / 5 based on 543 votes

TOURISM IN TAMIL NADU is Business & Economics books by S. Subramania Pillai, publish by MJP Publisher 2019-06-04. You may find S. Subramania Pillai info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the TOURISM IN TAMIL NADU details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (543 readers) S. Subramania Pillai MJP Publisher N.a 2019-06-04

Book Summary

1. Introduction, 2. Spiritual Heritage Tourist Centres in Tamil Nadu, 3. Cultural Heritage Tourist Centres in Tamil Nadu, 4. Natural Heritage Tourist Centres in Tamil Nadu, 5. Fairs, Festivals and Folk Entertainments in Tamil Nadu, 6. Tourism Plant Facilities in Tamil Nadu, 7. Conclusion and Suggestions. - PREFACE: “Tourism in Tamil Nadu - Growth and Development” is a captivating theme. Man has been fascinated by travel and tourism from the earliest historical period. He always has had the urge to discover the unknown, to explore new and strange places, to seek changes of environment and to undergo new experiences. Travelling to achieve these ends is not new, but tourism is of a relatively modern origin. Tourism is distinguishable by its mass character from the travel undertaken in the past. This is largely a post-second world war phenomenon. Until recently only affluent people participated in tourism. Increased leisure, higher incomes and greatly enhanced mobility have combined to enable more people to participate in Tourism. Revolution in transport, technological progress and the emergence of a middle class with time and money to spare for recreation, has led to the growth of tourism—”the modern holiday industry”. Thus tourism is no longer the prerogative of a few but is an accepted part of life of a large number of people. India is one of the oldest civilizations with a kaleidoscopic variety and rich cultural heritage. For centuries India has been a centre of attraction for different people for different reasons. The ancient invaders viewed it as a goldmine with unlimited wealth to plunder; the learned were fascinated by its mystic spiritualism and profound philosophy; the uninitiated saw it as a land of naked fakirs and snake charmers; while the others were simply charmed by the sheer beauty of its natural attractions and amazing variety of its flora and fauna.

The Blues: A Very Short Introduction

The Blues: A Very Short Introduction

The Blues: A Very Short Introduction
Rating 4 / 5 based on 855 votes

The Blues: A Very Short Introduction is Music books by Elijah Wald, publish by Oxford University Press 2010-08-03. You may find Elijah Wald info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Blues: A Very Short Introduction details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (855 readers) Elijah Wald Oxford University Press 0199750793 2010-08-03

Book Summary

Praised as "suave, soulful, ebullient" (Tom Waits) and "a meticulous researcher, a graceful writer, and a committed contrarian" (New York Times Book Review), Elijah Wald is one of the leading popular music critics of his generation. In The Blues, Wald surveys a genre at the heart of American culture. It is not an easy thing to pin down. As Howlin' Wolf once described it, "When you ain't got no money and can't pay your house rent and can't buy you no food, you've damn sure got the blues." It has been defined by lyrical structure, or as a progression of chords, or as a set of practices reflecting West African "tonal and rhythmic approaches," using a five-note "blues scale." Wald sees blues less as a style than as a broad musical tradition within a constantly evolving pop culture. He traces its roots in work and praise songs, and shows how it was transformed by such professional performers as W. C. Handy, who first popularized the blues a century ago. He follows its evolution from Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith through Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix; identifies the impact of rural field recordings of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton and others; explores the role of blues in the development of both country music and jazz; and looks at the popular rhythm and blues trends of the 1940s and 1950s, from the uptown West Coast style of T-Bone Walker to the "down home" Chicago sound of Muddy Waters. Wald brings the story up to the present, touching on the effects of blues on American poetry, and its connection to modern styles such as rap. As with all of Oxford's Very Short Introductions, The Blues tells you--with insight, clarity, and wit--everything you need to know to understand this quintessentially American musical genre.

Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife [3 volumes]

Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife [3 volumes]

Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife [3 volumes]
Rating 4 / 5 based on 125 votes

Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife [3 volumes] is Social Science books by Jonathan H. X. Lee,Kathleen M. Nadeau, publish by ABC-CLIO 2010-12-21. You may find Jonathan H. X. Lee,Kathleen M. Nadeau info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife [3 volumes] details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
4 (125 readers) Jonathan H. X. Lee,Kathleen M. Nadeau ABC-CLIO 0313350671 2010-12-21

Book Summary

This comprehensive compilation of entries documents the origins, transmissions, and transformations of Asian American folklore and folklife. • More than 600 entries • Contributions from more than 170 expert contributors • Introductory essays covering disciplinary theories and methods in the study of folklore and folklife • An appendix of Asian American folktales

The Way of Conflict

The Way of Conflict

The Way of Conflict
Rating 4 / 5 based on 867 votes

The Way of Conflict is Family & Relationships books by Deidre Combs, publish by New World Library 2011-02-08. You may find Deidre Combs info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Way of Conflict details.


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4 (867 readers) Deidre Combs New World Library 1577319249 2011-02-08

Book Summary

The Way of Conflict teaches strategies for using ancient wisdom and modern techniques to confidently engage in any dispute and reach a balanced resolution. This groundbreaking book integrates the wealth of conflict skills found throughout the world’s major religious and indigenous traditions with the latest scientific systems and conflict resolution theory. It uses the cross-cultural metaphor of the four natural elements — earth, water, fire, and air — to identify the innate conflict personality types and propose a productive path through the chaos of conflict. Combining her extensive experience as a licensed mediator and corporate trainer with wisdom gained from years of spiritual study, Combs uses assessment tests, anecdotes from indigenous and religious traditions, and illustrative folktales to show how to quickly assess a conflict and implement an appropriate resolution strategy.

Margit’s Red Book

Margit’s Red Book

Margit’s Red Book
Rating 3 / 5 based on 699 votes

Margit’s Red Book is Biography & Autobiography books by Margit Heskett, publish by iUniverse 2008-12-16. You may find Margit Heskett info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Margit’s Red Book details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (699 readers) Margit Heskett iUniverse 9780595609482 2008-12-16

Book Summary

Margit Heskett still eats seafood with a knife and fork and politely thanks those who serve her. Her walls are covered from floor to ceiling with artwork, and her shelves overflow with books. Her garden boasts a sculpture collection, and she loves to travel and seek new adventures. Her adult life mirrors her childhood. In this memoir, author Margit Heskett details not only her childhood in Czechoslovakia, but also her subsequent schooling, career, and international travels. Heskett, a natural storyteller, has lived a long and interesting life by learning to adjust quickly to new situations and looking at the bright side of life. She grew up in Bohemia and came to the United States in 1938 to attend college, becoming a United States citizen in 1944. Rich with detail, this memoir describes a long career of teaching, dancing, and traveling. Margit’s Red Book provides a telling narrative of Heskett’s richly lived life and of interesting people, places, and situations. These memories may have sprung from hidden places, but they serve as a reminder of how precious one’s life becomes and the surprises one uncovers when retracing the past.


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