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Acquainted With The Night

By Christopher Dewdney
  • ISBN Code: : 1443402923
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Science
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Only Christopher Dewdney could mine the darkest pools of lore, legend, natural history, science, cultural history and the arts to recast the seemingly commonplace aspects of an ordinary night into a magical and exhilarating nocturnal tour. Using an original hour-by-hour structure that follows night’s progression from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, Dewdney explores and celebrates a single representative night at each point on the clock. 6:00 pm: The setting sun begins Dewdney’s search to discover the perfect sunset. 10:00 pm: The evening rhythms of the city hit their stride, from the cop on the night beat to the backbeat of the clubs. Midnight: The hour of romance and magic. 3:00 am: Dewdney is wide awake at a sleep clinic. 5:00 am: “The desperate hour,” we enter a provocative cultural investigation of the “art of darkness.” For all those who’ve been wondering what they’ve been missing while they sleep, Acquainted with the Night is an illuminating exploration and a terrific gift book.

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In Burning the Midnight Oil, word-wrangler extraordinaire Phil Cousineau has gathered an eclectic and electric collection of soulful poems and prose from great thinkers throughout the ages. Whether beguiling readers with glorious poetry or consoling them with prayers from fellow restless souls, Cousineau can relieve any insomniac's unease. From St. John of the Cross to Annie Dillard, Beethoven to The Song of Songs, this refreshingly insightful anthology soothes and inspires all who struggle through the dark of the night. These "night thoughts" vividly illustrate Alfred North Whitehead's liberating description of "what we do without solitude" and also evoke Henry David Thoreau's reverie, "Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake." The night writers in Cousineau's vesperal collection range from saints, poets, and shamans to astronomers and naturalists, and tells of ancient tales and shining passages from the most brilliant (albeit insomniac) writers of today. These poetic ponderances sing of the falling darkness, revel in dream-time, convey the ache of melancholy, conspire against sleeplessness, vanquish loneliness, contemplate the night sky, rhapsodize on love, and languorously greet the first rays of dawn. Notable night owls include Rabandranath Tagore, Mary Oliver, Manley Hopkins, Jorge Borges and William Blake.

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By Michael Harris
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  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Book Code : 0385686056
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 239
  • Pdf File: solitude.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Governor General's Award-winner Michael Harris explores the profound emotional and intellectual benefits of solitude, and how we may achieve it in our fast-paced world. The capacity to be alone--properly alone--is one of life's subtlest skills. Real solitude is a contented and productive state that garners tangible rewards: it allows us to reflect and recharge, improving our relationships with ourselves and, paradoxically, with others. Today, the zeitgeist embraces sharing like never before. Fueled by our dependence on online and social media, we have created an ecosystem of obsessive distraction that dangerously undervalues solitude. Many of us now lead lives of strangely crowded loneliness--we are ever-connected, but only shallowly so. Award-winning author Michael Harris examines why our experience of solitude has become so impoverished, and how we may grow to love it again in the frenzy of our digital landscape. Solitude is an optimistic and encouraging story about discovering true quiet inside the city, inside the crowd, inside our busy and urbane lives. Harris guides readers away from a life of ceaseless pings toward a state of measured connectivity, one that balances solitude and companionship. Rich with true stories about the life-changing power of solitude, and interwoven with reporting from the world's foremost brain researchers, psychologists and tech entrepreneurs, Solitude is a beautiful and convincing statement on the benefits of being alone.

Robert Frostäó»s Poetry of Rural Life

By George Monteiro
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 147661945X
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 715
  • Pdf File: robert-frostäó-s-poetry-of-rural-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Wise old Vergil says in one of his Georgics, ‘Praise large farms, stick to small ones,’” Robert Frost said. “Twenty acres are just about enough.” Frost started out as a school teacher living the rural life of a would-be farmer, and later turned to farming full time when he bought a place of his own. After a sojourn in England where his first two books were published to critical acclaim, he returned to New England, acquired a new farm and became a rustic for much of the rest of his life. Frost claimed that all of his poetry was farm poetry. His deep admiration for Virgil’s Georgics, or poems of rural life, inspired the creation of his own New England “georgics,” his answer to the haughty 20th-century modernism that seemed certain to define the future of Western poetry. Like the “West-Running Brook” in his poem of the same name, Frost’s poetry can be seen as an embodiment of contrariness.

Living the Days of Advent and the Christmas Season

By Robert Morneau
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  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Book Code : 9780809143610
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 730
  • Pdf File: living-the-days-of-advent-and-the-christmas-season.pdf

Book Short Summary:

One of Paulist Press's long-standing, best-selling seasonal items, Living the days of advent and the Christmas Season 2006 presents each day of the season(s) with a trenchant reflection on readings from the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, the lives of the Saints (whose feast days are highlighted in the text), and inspirational meditations. The perforated pages are perfect for removing "a-page-a-day" and posting on one's mirror, refrigerator, or bureau of drawers for frequent viewing. The artwork by Julie Lonneman provides a visual level to this treasury of Advent and Christmas prayers and meditations.

Speaking from the Heart

By Richard F. Ward
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1579106579
  • Total of Pages : 138
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 518
  • Pdf File: speaking-from-the-heart.pdf

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Robert Motherwell

By Mary Ann Caws
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  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Book Code : 1780231652
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 167
  • Pdf File: robert-motherwell.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Robert Motherwell was by far the most intellectual and articulate of the Abstract Expressionists. This book, written by a friend of the artist, the well-known writer and critic Mary Ann Caws, examines Motherwell’s way of thinking and writing in relation to his paintings. The artist, American by birth, yet simultaneously American and European in his way of visualizing and vocalizing artistic and philosophical traditions, always worked between these two poles, and it is this tension that imbues his œuvre with its particular intensity. The author bases her analysis of Motherwell on the artist’s own writings and readings, as well as on extensive conversations and interviews with him. She considers his work and interests in relation to those of other Abstract Expressionists as well as to the work of the Surrealists. Her book highlights his deep attraction to France and French literature and art, and his concern with the idea of elegy and the tragedy of the Spanish Civil War. His singularly American spirit provided him with a manner of painting and thinking unique among the Abstract Expressionists, as well as with a distinctive and highly personal filter through which to interpret his fascination with European literature and history.

Teaching Middle School Language Arts

By Anna J. Small Roseboro
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  • Publisher : R&L Education
  • Book Code : 1607095815
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 295
  • Pdf File: teaching-middle-school-language-arts.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the first book on teaching middle school language arts for multiple intelligences and related 21st century literacies in technologically and ethnically diverse communities. Roseboro's book provides an entire academic year of inspiring theory and instruction in multimedia reading, writing, and speaking for the 21st century literacies that are increasingly required in the United States and Canada.

Lunar Eclipse

By Michael "Etido" Ntuen
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1481770748
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 487
  • Pdf File: lunar-eclipse.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book represents a lifetime of experience about love that went right and the one that went wrong. The world event that is happening around us, such as terrorist, unsettling societies, and family issues. This book also put a little emphasis on how God, our creator answer our prayers and how He needs to be praise each and everyday. The book is compilation of what life had to offer throughout my life experience.