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The Sound of Silence

By Katrina Goldsaito
  • ISBN Code: : 0316271292
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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"Do you have a favorite sound?" little Yoshio asks. The musician answers, "The most beautiful sound is the sound of ma, of silence." But Yoshio lives in Tokyo, Japan: a giant, noisy, busy city. He hears shoes squishing through puddles, trains whooshing, cars beeping, and families laughing. Tokyo is like a symphony hall! Where is silence? Join Yoshio on his journey through the hustle and bustle of the city to find the most beautiful sound of all.

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The Sound of Silence

By Burkhard Vogel
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9783642197741
  • Total of Pages : 752
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 989
  • Pdf File: the-sound-of-silence.pdf

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There is a wide field of tasks left that can only be satisfyingly attacked with the help of old-fashioned analogue technology, and one of the most important are amplifiers for analogue signals. The strongly expanded content of the second edition of "the sound of silence" leads to affordable amplifier design approaches which will end up in lowest-noise solutions not far away from the edge of physical boundaries set by room temperature and given cartridges - thus, fully compatible with very expensive so called "high-end" or "state-of-the-art" offers on today markets - and, from a noise point of view in most cases outperforming them! With easy to follow mathematical treatment it is demonstrated as well that theory is not far away from reality. Measured SNs will be found within 1dB off the calculated ones and deviations from the exact amplifier transfer won't cross the ± 0.1dB tolerance lines. Additionally, the book presents measurement set-ups and results. Consequently, comparisons with measurement results of test magazine will soon become easier to perform. This new edition includes a new chapters about reference levels, Noise in Amp Input sections, Humming Problems, and much more.

Handbook of Communication in the Public Sphere

By Ruth Wodak,Veronika Koller
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3110198983
  • Total of Pages : 482
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • Pdf File: handbook-of-communication-in-the-public-sphere.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As you are reading this, you are finding yourself in the ubiquitous public sphere that is the Web. Ubiquitous, and yet not universally accessible. This volume addresses this dilemma of the public sphere, which is by definition open to everyone but in practice often excludes particular groups of people in particular societies at particular points in time. The guiding questions for this collection of articles are therefore: Who has access to the public sphere? How is this access enabled or disabled? Under what conditions is it granted or withheld, and by whom? We regard the public sphere as the nodal point for the discourses of business, politics and media, and this basic assumption is also s reflected in the structure of the volume. Each of these three macro-topics comprises chapters by international scholars from a variety of disciplines and research traditions who each combine up-to-date overviews of the relevant literature with their own cutting-edge research into aspects of different public spheres such as corporate promotional communication, political rhetoric or genre features of electronic mass media. The broad scope of the volume is perhaps best reflected in a comprehensive discussion of communication technologies ranging from conventional spoken and written formats such as company brochures, political speeches and TV shows to emerging ones like customer chat forums, political blogs and text messaging. Due to the books' wide scope, its interdisciplinary approach and its clear structure, we are sure that whether you work in communication and media studies, linguistics, political science, sociology or marketing, you will find this handbook an invaluable guide offering state-of-the -art literature reviews and exciting new research in your field and adjacent areas.

Birdsong in a Time of Silence

By Steven Lovatt
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0241493021
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 974
  • Pdf File: birdsong-in-a-time-of-silence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A lyrical celebration of birdsong, and the rekindling of a deep passion for nature. 'At this time of year, blackbirds never simply fly: instead, like reluctantly retired officers, they're always "on manoeuvres", and it's easy to see from their constant agitation that for them every flower bed is a bunker, every shed a redoubt and every hedge-bottom a potential place of ambush' As the world went silent in lockdown, something else happened; for the first time, many of us started becoming more aware of the spring sounds of the birds around us. Birdsong in a Time of Silence is a lyrical, uplifting reflection on these sounds and what they mean to us. From a portrait of the blackbird - most prominent and articulate of the early spring singers - to explorations of how birds sing, the science behind their choice of song and nest-sites, and the varied meanings that people have brought to and taken from birdsong, this book ultimately shows that natural history and human history cannot be separated. It is the story of a collective reawakening brought on by the strangest of springs.

Discourse of Silence

By Dennis Kurzon
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  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Book Code : 9027282609
  • Total of Pages : 162
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 847
  • Pdf File: discourse-of-silence.pdf

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The book deals initially with the interpretation of the silent answer to a question. From a semiotic approach to the contrast between silence and speech mainly within a Greimasian framework, the discussion turns to the application of pragmatic tools such as conversational analysis and adjacency pairs to the interpretation of silence. A model is presented which attempts to explain the observer’s cognitive competence, and its limits, in being able to interpret the silent answer. A basic distinction is also made between intentional silence (the refusal to answer) and non-intentional silence (the psychological inability to answer). The interpretation of silence is extended from a theoretical viewpoint to an analysis of various discourse types. Firstly, silence in the legal world: the accused’s and the witness’s right of silence, the right of legal authorities to silence the broadcasting of direct speech. The author then analyzes the silencing of characters in a literary text (Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice), in a biblical text (Moses and his speech impediment in Exodus), in opera (Moses’ silence in Schoenberg’s opera Moses und Aron) and in the cinema. Here, after the initial discussion of Ingmar Bergman’s The Silence, focus is shifted to the generation gap and the representation of silence by song in Mike Nichols’ The Graduate.

Subject Relations

By Naomi G . Rucker,Karen L. Lombardi
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317795644
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 968
  • Pdf File: subject-relations.pdf

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Traditional psychoanalysis views relationships as forged through individual drives--a satisfaction and fulfillment of needs and desires. Rucker and Lombardi contend, however, that all relationships cannot be explained so simply; rather, they argue that human relationships carry meanings which cannot be reduced solely to the psychic contributions of each of the individuals involved. Instead, Subject Relations discusses the existence of a related unconscious rooted in mutual subjective experience. The authors cite numerous clinical examples that show how the unconscious material generated by human interrelatedness comes to light. Drawing on the work of Matte-Blanco as well as traditional object relations theorists such as Melanie Klein, D.W. Winnicott, and Thomas Ogden, the authors examine how identifications that exist through unconscious processes manifest themselves in psychoanalytic theory and practice.

Blues & Chaos

By Robert Palmer
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 9781439109632
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 272
  • Pdf File: blues-chaos.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Now in paperback, the definitive anthology from a writer who “set the standard for newspaper pop-music criticism” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), the New York Times’ first chief pop music critic and Rolling Stone contributor Robert Palmer. Robert Palmer’s extraordinary knowledge and boundless love of music were evident in all his writing. He was an authority on rock & roll, blues, jazz, punk, avant-garde, and world music—often discovering new artists and trends years (even decades) before they hit the mainstream. Noted music writer Anthony DeCurtis has compiled the best pieces from Palmer’s oeuvre and presents them here, in one compelling volume. A member of the elite group of the defining rock critics who emerged in the 1960s and 1970s, Palmer possessed a vision so complete that, as DeCurtis writes, “it’s almost as if, if you read Bob, you didn’t need to read anyone else.” Blues & Chaos features some of his most memorable pieces about John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, Moroccan trance music, Miles Davis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Philip Glass, and Muddy Waters. Wonderfully entertaining, infused with passion, and deeply inspiring, Blues & Chaos is a must for music fans everywhere.

Sounds and Perception

By Matthew Nudds,Casey O'Callaghan
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191608610
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 769
  • Pdf File: sounds-and-perception.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sounds and Perception is a collection of original essays on auditory perception and the nature of sounds - an emerging area of interest in the philosophy of mind and perception, and in the metaphysics of sensible qualities. The individual essays discuss a wide range of issues, including the nature of sound, the spatial aspects of auditory experience, hearing silence, musical experience, and the perception of speech; a substantial introduction by the editors serves to contextualise the essays and make connections between them. This collection will serve both as an introduction to the nature of auditory perception and as the definitive resource for coverage of the main questions that constitute the philosophy of sounds and audition. The views are original, and there is substantive engagement among contributors. This collection will stimulate future research in this area.

Music of Silence

By Brother David Steindl-Rast,Sharon Lebell
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 156975120X
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 237
  • Pdf File: music-of-silence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Music of Silence shows how to incorporate the sacred meaning of monastic living into everyday life by following the natural rhythm of the hours of the day. The book tells how mindfulness and prayer can reconnect us with the sources of joy. “An invitation to join in quiet ecstasy, to rediscover sacred rhythms.” — Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

Shhh! The Sound of Sheer Silence

By Mark G. Boyer
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532679718
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 655
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Book Short Summary:

The title of this book, Shhh! The Sound of Sheer Silence: A Biblical Spirituality that Transforms, comes from the biblical narrative about the prophet Elijah experiencing God on a mountain in a sound of sheer silence. Many people seek a way of life that involves silence because it nourishes the individual spirit connected to Spirit. Developing a spirituality of silence enables the individual spirit to connect to the divine Spirit. The transformation that occurs through silence here and now is an experience of what awaits after the last transfiguring experience of our lives: death. The goal of this book is to foster a spirituality of silence as it flows from the Bible. Through the sounds of sheer silence, the reader develops a biblical spirituality that transforms him or her into a raised awareness of, a deeper knowledge of, and a closer relationship with the divine.

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

By Sanford D. Greenberg
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  • Publisher : Post Hill Press
  • Book Code : 1642934984
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 606
  • Pdf File: hello-darkness-my-old-friend.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It’s a bitterly cold February in 1961, and Sandy Greenberg lies in a hospital bed in Detroit, newly blind. A junior at Columbia University from a Jewish family that struggled to stay above the poverty line, Sandy had just started to see the world open up to him. Now, instead of his plans for a bright future—Harvard Law and politics—Sandy faces a new reality, one defined by a cane or companion dog, menial work, and a cautious path through life. But that’s not how this story ends. In the depth of his new darkness, Sandy faces a choice—play it “safe” by staying in his native Buffalo or return to Columbia to pursue his dreams. With the loving devotion of his girlfriend (and now wife) Sue and the selflessness of best friends Art Garfunkel and Jerry Speyer, Sandy endures unimaginable adversity while forging a life of exceptional achievement. From his time in the White House working for President Lyndon B. Johnson to his graduate studies at Harvard and Oxford under luminaries such as Archibald Cox, Sir Arthur Goodhart, and Samuel Huntington, and through the guidance of his invaluable mentor David Rockefeller, Sandy fills his life and the lives of those around him with a radiant light of philanthropy, entrepreneurship, art, and innovation.

The Sound of Silence

By Dakota Willink
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  • Publisher : Dragonfly Ink Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 325
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 870
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Book Short Summary:

Amazon Top 100 Bestselling Author, Dakota Willink, brings an emotionally gripping, dark romantic suspense to the Leave Me Breathless World that is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat! Gianna There’s a common expression I remind myself of every day: that which does not kill us, makes us stronger. People think I live an idyllic life with my perfect husband, but they don’t know what lies beneath the façade. Like the delicate petals of the daisies he loved to give, I was easily crushed—broken, just as he wanted me to be. I’ve learned to accept what is, but I won’t let it destroy me. Instead, I do the only thing I can to survive—I run. Derek I knew she had a story. I knew it most likely contained violence. But never did I imagine the horrors she’d been though. I’d waited so long and she’d experienced so much. She was perfectly imperfect, her scars more than skin deep. It was near impossible to separate truths from lies but I knew her secret. And yet, I couldn’t help wanting to get closer. She was strong and there was beauty in strength. I was drawn to it—drawn to her. I wanted to erase her horrors and give her something new to dream about. *** TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains situations of domestic violence and abuse. Some aspects may be sensitive for some readers. ***


By Holly M. McGhee
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  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Book Code : 1250753201
  • Total of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 131
  • Pdf File: listen.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A lyrical, inspiring picture book that promotes empathy from the creators of the New York Times bestseller Come With Me. Listen with your heart. It is your ears your eyes your nose your mouth your hands-- Author Holly M. McGhee and illustrator Pascal Lemaître ask you, me, and all of us to inspire empathy by exploring what it means to be connected to everything, including the natural world. Simple and tender, Listen teaches us to engage our senses, to taste, see, and feel in order to engage with the world around us.

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By Kirti Aggarwal
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  • Publisher : Spectrum Of Thoughts
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 107
  • Pdf File: what-made-you-do-it.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Cause and Effect" These two words genuinely sum up the actions taken in the process of life In this post humanist world, that already believes that the life of a person is dependent on the outward agents like like fate , luck and supposedly God, still a humanist thought lurks that Man is the maker of his fate- that he can achieve and do things if he makes up his mind. And in this "doing" are involved the factors of ''Cause and Effect". There is always a reason and outcome of his actions. When William Wordsworth was asked, "what made you write poetry?", He had given the world one of the most famous definitions of poetry- "A Spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings, it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility" As such, our brilliant authors too have answers that they have projected into stories and poems to deal with this age-old question- "What made you do it?"

Shouting Won't Help

By Katherine Bouton
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  • Publisher : Sarah Crichton Books
  • Book Code : 1429953373
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 753
  • Pdf File: shouting-won-t-help.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For twenty-two years, Katherine Bouton had a secret that grew harder to keep every day. An editor at The New York Times, at daily editorial meetings she couldn't hear what her colleagues were saying. She had gone profoundly deaf in her left ear; her right was getting worse. As she once put it, she was "the kind of person who might have used an ear trumpet in the nineteenth century." Audiologists agree that we're experiencing a national epidemic of hearing impairment. At present, 50 million Americans suffer some degree of hearing loss—17 percent of the population. And hearing loss is not exclusively a product of growing old. The usual onset is between the ages of nineteen and forty-four, and in many cases the cause is unknown. Shouting Won't Help is a deftly written, deeply felt look at a widespread and misunderstood phenomenon. In the style of Jerome Groopman and Atul Gawande, and using her experience as a guide, Bouton examines the problem personally, psychologically, and physiologically. She speaks with doctors, audiologists, and neurobiologists, and with a variety of people afflicted with midlife hearing loss, braiding their stories with her own to illuminate the startling effects of the condition. The result is a surprisingly engaging account of what it's like to live with an invisible disability—and a robust prescription for our nation's increasing problem with deafness. A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013

Grow Rich while Walking into the Golden Aged World (with Meditation Commentaries)

By Brahma Kumari Pari
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  • Publisher : GBK Publications
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 172984
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 726
  • Pdf File: grow-rich-while-walking-into-the-golden-aged-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Using the practices suggested in this book will help to improve your spiritual, financial and living conditions! This book explains how you can become rich, financially and/or spiritually, and get whatever you want while walking into the Golden Age (via the Holographic Universe). As explanations are given on how to use God and His Knowledge to achieve your aims, the author also explains: 1. about the magical abilities (Siddhis) and specialities which you acquire as you use the practices in this book. 2. why the Law of Attraction works to bring you wealth, happiness, etc. 3. why and how visualisations can get materialised. 4. why being close to the higher dimension, where the Akashic Records exist, will help you to easily realise your dreams. 5. how you can easily play the role of the creator (Brahma) from Brahmaloka in order to achieve what you want. 6. how when you are in the world of Brahma, Ether also plays the role of Brahma and creates what you want. 7. how as you use the energies deeper within the soul, you are the god self or Brahma and so will be able to fulfil your wishes and needs. 8. how stuff are materialised through frequencies, resonance, etc. 9. about reacquiring wealth, prosperity and magical abilities, now. 10. how the quantum energies, World Drama, Nature, etc. serve the people who walk into the Golden Aged world and who are in the Golden Age. 11. how perfect bodies are created for those walking into the Golden Age. 12. how the earth and world is uplifted into the Higher Universe, as you walk into the Golden Aged world. 13. about the universes and worlds/lokas which provide our environment. 14. why it is easier to get what you want when you use the higher lokas. 15. why some people saw sea monsters, e.g. Loch Ness monster and Champ. 16. how the earth sank and, now, gets lifted out of the Garbhodaka Ocean. 17. why our universe is expanding. 18. about Cosmic Consciousness, World-Wide Collective Consciousness and the various kinds of consciousness which we use. 19. about Brahmajyoti, Vaikuntha and the various other lokas. 20. on whether the earth is flat or round. 21. about the ancient Hindu Bhumandala model. 22. about the Holographic Universe, chakras, aura, Kundalini, Causal Ocean (Karana Ocean), Spiritual Sky (Paravyoma), Holographic Bodies etc. 23. the knowledge given during the Brahma Kumaris’ Seven Days Course. The reader is taught on how to use the knowledge of the Brahma Kumaris, which is found in this book, to begin and continue the process of walking into the Golden Aged world. If you are interested in becoming wealthy, in getting what you want, in becoming spiritually powerful and/or in walking into the Golden Aged world, then read this book.

A Musical Offering

By Luis Sagasti
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  • Publisher : Charco Press
  • Book Code : 1916277810
  • Total of Pages : 117
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 279
  • Pdf File: a-musical-offering.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Tracing a circular course that echoes Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Luis Sagasti’s second book to appear in English takes the guise of a musical scheherazade, recounting story after story, vibrating to celestial harmonies. From the music born of the sun to the music sent into space on the Voyager mission, from Rothko to rock music, from the composers of the concentration camps to a weeping room for Argentinian conscripts in the Falklands, A Musical Offering traverses the shifting sands of fiction and history.

Listening to Noise and Silence

By Salomé Voegelin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1441135324
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 758
  • Pdf File: listening-to-noise-and-silence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Listening to Noise and Silence engages with the emerging practice of sound art and the concurrent development of a discourse and theory of sound. In this original and challenging work, Salomé Voegelin immerses the reader in concepts of listening to sound artwork and the everyday acoustic environment, establishing an aesthetics and philosophy of sound and promoting the notion of a sonic sensibility. A multitude of sound works are discussed, by lesser known contemporary artists and composers (for example Curgenven, Gasson and Federer), historical figures in the field (Artaud, Feldman and Cage), and that of contemporary canonic artists such as Janet Cardiff, Bill Fontana, Bernard Parmegiani, and Merzbow. Informed by the ideas of Adorno, Merleau-Ponty and others, the book aims to come to a critique of sound art from its soundings rather than in relation to abstracted themes and pre-existing categories. Listening to Noise and Silence broadens the discussion surrounding sound art and opens up the field for others to follow.

The Fountains of Silence

By Ruta Sepetys
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698174518
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 564
  • Pdf File: the-fountains-of-silence.pdf

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray comes a gripping, extraordinary portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship. Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography--and fate--introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War--as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of difficult decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city. Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history's darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence--inspired by the true postwar struggles of Spain. Includes vintage media reports, oral history commentary, photos, and more. Praise for The Fountains of Silence "Spain under Francisco Franco is as dystopian a setting as Margaret Atwood’s Gilead in Ruta Sepetys’s suspenseful, romantic and timely new work of historical fiction . . . Like [Shakespeare's family romances], 'The Fountains of Silence' speaks truth to power, persuading future rulers to avoid repeating the crimes of the past." --The New York Times Book Review “Full of twists and revelations…an excellent story, and timely, too.” --The Wall Street Journal "A staggering tale of love, loss, and national shame." --Entertainment Weekly * "[Sepetys] tells a moving story made even more powerful by its placement in a lesser-known historical moment. Captivating, deft, and illuminating historical fiction." --Booklist, *STARRED REVIEW* * "This gripping, often haunting historical novel offers a memorable portrait of fascist Spain." --Publishers Weekly, *STARRED REVIEW* * "This richly woven historical fiction . . . will keep young adults as well as adults interested from the first page to the last." --SLC, *STARRED REVIEW* * "Riveting . . . An exemplary work of historical fiction." --The Horn Book, *STARRED REVIEW*

The Social Construction of Knowledge in Mission-Critical Environments

By Theodoros Katerinakis
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319910140
  • Total of Pages : 237
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 900
  • Pdf File: the-social-construction-of-knowledge-in-mission-critical-environments.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume analyzes real in-flight communications to explain the dynamics of knowledge construction. With the use of a grounded theory approach, real-life scenarios for in-depth interviews with aviation informants were developed and analyzed using discourse analysis. The study revealed aspects of tacit knowledge and expertise behavior that develop in mission-critical environments. Among the findings, the author discovered: • Silence is an interactional element and a substantial contributing factor to both completed flights and aviation incidents/accidents • Hesitation is an early reaction when situational awareness is lacking • The aviation sub-cultures contain several distinct micro-cultures which affect professional responsibility and decision making in micro-environments • Human errors should be acknowledged, discussed and repaired by all actors of the flight model • Non-verbal communication in institutional settings and mediated environments is instrumental to safe and efficient operations The results suggest fruitful applications of theory to explore how knowledge is generated in highly structured, high-risk organizational environments, such as hospitals, nuclear plants, battlefields and crisis and disaster locations. Katerinakis explains the emergent knowledge elements in communication command with messages “spoken-heard-understood-applied," from multiple stakeholders... The interplay of theory and real-flight examples, with key interlocutors, creates a valuable narrative both for the expert reader and the lay-person interested in the insights of hospitals, nuclear plants, battlefields, safety and rescue systems, and crisis and disaster locations. Ilias Panagopoulos, PhD Command Fighter Pilot, Col (Ret) Senior Trainer, Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) Training Organisation Safety Manager, NATO Airlift Management Programme In this path-breaking work, Theodore Katerinakis brings the study of human communication to the airplane cockpit as a knowledge environment. Toward that end, drawing on his own experience with the Air Force and Aviation Authorities and interviews with flight controllers and scores of pilots, Katerinakis both builds on moves beyond human factors research and ecological psychology... It is a work of theoretical value across disciplines and organizational settings and of practical importance as well. His lively narrative adds to translational research by translating knowledge or evidence into action in mission-critical systems. Douglas V. Porpora, PhD Professor of Sociology & Director Communication, Culture and Media Drexel University

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By Mary O’Connor
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  • Publisher : Abbott Press
  • Book Code : 145820801X
  • Total of Pages : 28
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 971
  • Pdf File: life-is-full-of-sweet-spots.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Explore and connect with the niches and nuances of the earth, the sea and sky, our bodies, minds and souls—the places where joy resides. Come away with new understanding of life and how its beauty and powers make us inwardly hum, how gardening or stargazing, touching something wild, listening to the sounds of silence, learning and loving, just simply being, all feed our emotional wellness and craving for joy. • Meet and read the personal reflections of over 40 artists and individuals from 20 states, Canada and Australia who share the ways and places in which they found fulfillment or simple contentment in life. • Find nuggets of insight, supportive research and notable quotes that will help illuminate your own sweet spots of life. • Stretch your mind and nurture your creativity through more than 150 listings and links to actual places, activities and resources for turning the discovery of joy into an everyday affair.

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By Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 0520972147
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 501
  • Pdf File: seeing-race-again.pdf

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Every academic discipline has an origin story complicit with white supremacy. Racial hierarchy and colonialism structured the very foundations of most disciplines’ research and teaching paradigms. In the early twentieth century, the academy faced rising opposition and correction, evident in the intervention of scholars including W. E. B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Carter G. Woodson, and others. By the mid-twentieth century, education itself became a center in the struggle for social justice. Scholars mounted insurgent efforts to discredit some of the most odious intellectual defenses of white supremacy in academia, but the disciplines and their keepers remained unwilling to interrogate many of the racist foundations of their fields, instead embracing a framework of racial colorblindness as their default position. This book challenges scholars and students to see race again. Examining the racial histories and colorblindness in fields as diverse as social psychology, the law, musicology, literary studies, sociology, and gender studies, Seeing Race Again documents the profoundly contradictory role of the academy in constructing, naturalizing, and reproducing racial hierarchy. It shows how colorblindness compromises the capacity of disciplines to effectively respond to the wide set of contemporary political, economic, and social crises marking public life today.

Your Medical Mind

By Jerome Groopman,Pamela Hartzband MD
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101547820
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 482
  • Pdf File: your-medical-mind.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An entirely new way to make the best medical decisions. Making the right medical decisions is harder than ever. We are overwhelmed by information from all sides—whether our doctors’ recommendations, dissenting experts, confusing statistics, or testimonials on the Internet. Now Doctors Groopman and Hartzband reveal that each of us has a “medical mind,” a highly individual approach to weighing the risks and benefits of treatments. Are you a minimalist or a maximalist, a believer or a doubter, do you look for natural healing or the latest technology? The authors weave vivid narratives of real patients with insights from recent research to demonstrate the power of the medical mind. After reading this groundbreaking book, you will know how to arrive at choices that serve you best.

Encyclopedia of the Sixties: A Decade of Culture and Counterculture [2 volumes]

By Abbe A. Debolt,James S. Baugess
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440801029
  • Total of Pages : 871
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 927
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-the-sixties.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Comedian Robin Williams said that if you remember the '60s, you weren't there. This encyclopedia documents the people, places, movements, and culture of that memorable decade for those who lived it and those who came after. • Nearly 500 A–Z entries on the political, religious, artistic, and popular topics of the decade • A chronology of significant political and social events • 50 photographs and illustrations • Dozens of expert contributors from a variety of fields and academic disciplines • An extensive annotated bibliography

The Language of Light

By Gerald Shea
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300231695
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 942
  • Pdf File: the-language-of-light.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A comprehensive history of deafness, signed languages, and the unresolved struggles of the Deaf to be taught in their unspoken tongue Partially deaf due to a childhood illness, Gerald Shea is no stranger to the search for communicative grace and clarity. In this eloquent and thoroughly researched book, he uncovers the centuries-long struggle of the Deaf to be taught in sign language—the only language that renders them complete, fully communicative human beings. Shea explores the history of the deeply biased attitudes toward the Deaf in Europe and America, which illogically forced them to be taught in a language they could neither hear nor speak. As even A.G. Bell, a fervent oralist, admitted, sign language is "the quickest method of reaching the mind of a deaf child." Shea’s research exposes a persistent but misguided determination among hearing educators to teach the Deaf orally, making the very faculty they lacked the principal instrument of their instruction. To forbid their education in sign language—the “language of light”—is to deny the Deaf their human rights, he concludes.

Where All Our Journeys End

By C. Lynn Anderson
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  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Book Code : 1598585541
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 477
  • Pdf File: where-all-our-journeys-end.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Where All Our Journeys End: Searching for the Beloved in Everyday Life explores our need to connect and reconnect with the Divine and all that has been graced by her. In these writings, we remember who and what we are in our blessings of being human beings entrusted to co-create; human beings who are divine sparks of the divine essence; human beings who love, passionately love, all of creation. For the Beloved is our ultimate destiny, where all our journeys truly do end. This book captures the audience with the grace of God/Goddess as the reader is taken chapter by chapter on a journey into healing. Written in a passionate, holistic voice, with personal and professional stories, Where All Our Journeys End projects a natural rhythm, expressed in the ebb and flow of its prose and poetry, which transforms thinking into being and doing for the Beloved in discovery and recovery. ADVANCED REVIEWS AND ENDORSEMENTS "C. Lynn Anderson makes a highly significant contribution to the understanding and practice of a spirituality which can support our journey through the major paradigm shift needed for humanity and Earth to thrive in the 21st Century. She brings extraordinary depth and breadth of intellect, clarity and beauty of expression to the discovery of a creation-centered spirituality that can nurture and encourage the reader in compassionate and sustainable living." J. Melvin Bricker, D.Min., Former Vice President of Academic Affairs, The University of Creation Spirituality, Oakland, CA. "Beautifully written! C. Lynn Anderson gives voice to the creation story and colors it with her hue of compassion." Ana Perez-Chisti, Ph.D, National Representative of the Sufi Movement International and Chair of the Ph.D. Global Studies Department - Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. "C. Lynn Anderson has written an eloquent and inspirational book on how to live a deeply spiritual life that honors diversity while affirming fundamental unity. She powerfully integrates the insights of psychology with the wisdom of the world's religious traditions. Many of her personal insights are expressed in beautiful poems." Charles M. Burack, Ph.D., Chair of Liberal Arts and Director of the B.A. Psychology Program, John F. Kennedy University, former faculty at Naropa University, and author of D. H. Lawrence's Language of Sacred Experience. "C. Lynn Anderson's writing is insightful, compassionate, profound and inspirational. She speaks with the voice of someone who has been there and continues to go there." Mary Raymer, L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W., International Consultant and Trainer, Social Work Leader - Project on Death in America, and co-author of What Social Workers Do: A Guide to Social Work in Hospice and Palliative Care. "Dr. Anderson has committed herself to re-connecting social work practice with the compassion of heart and the spirit of soul. She walks a healing journey and invites others to walk with her to sustain life and nurture creativity." Jane Hayes, L.M.S.W., A.C.S.W., Assistant Professor - Grand Valley State University, Social Work Educator and Community Activist.

Where the Heart Beats

By Kay Larson
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101572485
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 246
  • Pdf File: where-the-heart-beats.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A “heroic” and “fascinating” biography of John Cage showing how his work, and that of countless American artists, was transformed by Zen Buddhism (The New York Times) Where the Heart Beats is the story of the tremendous changes sweeping through American culture following the Second World War, a time when the arts in America broke away from centuries of tradition and reinvented themselves. Painters converted their canvases into arenas for action and gesture, dancers embraced pure movement over narrative, performance artists staged “happenings” in which anything could happen, poets wrote words determined by chance. In this tumultuous period, a composer of experimental music began a spiritual quest to know himself better. His earnest inquiry touched thousands of lives and created controversies that are ongoing. He devised unique concerts—consisting of notes chosen by chance, randomly tuned radios, and silence—in the service of his absolute conviction that art and life are one inseparable truth, a seamless web of creation divided only by illusory thoughts. What empowered John Cage to compose his incredible music—and what allowed him to inspire tremendous transformations in the lives of his fellow artists—was Cage’s improbable conversion to Zen Buddhism. This is the story of how Zen saved Cage from himself. Where the Heart Beats is the first book to address the phenomenal importance of Zen Buddhism to John Cage’s life and to the artistic avant-garde of the 1950s and 1960s. Zen’s power to transform Cage’s troubled mind—by showing him his own enlightened nature—liberated Cage from an acute personal crisis that threatened everything he most deeply cared abouthis life, his music, and his relationship with his life partner, Merce Cunningham. Caught in a society that rejected his art, his politics, and his sexual orientation, Cage was transformed by Zen from an overlooked and marginal musician into the absolute epicenter of the avant-garde. Using Cage’s life as a starting point, Where the Heart Beats looks beyond to the individuals Cage influenced and the art he inspired. His creative genius touched Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Alan Kaprow, Morton Feldman, and Leo Castelli, who all went on to revolutionize their respective disciplines. As Cage’s story progresses, as his collaborators’ trajectories unfurl, Where the Heart Beats shows the blossoming of Zen in the very heart of American culture.

Rock and Roll

By Maury Dean
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  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Book Code : 0875862276
  • Total of Pages : 728
  • Category : Electronic books
  • Members : 857
  • Pdf File: rock-and-roll.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An appreciation of Rock-n-Roll, song by song, from its roots and its inspriations to its divergent recent trends. A work of rough genius; DeanOCOs attempt to make connections though time and across genres is laudable."

Speaking With the Dead

By Pieters Jurgen Pieters
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Book Code : 1474471617
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Literature and history
  • Members : 492
  • Pdf File: speaking-with-the-dead.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book deals with the special power of literary texts to put us in contact with the past. A large number of authors, coming from different ages, have described this power in terms of 'the conversation with the dead': when we read these texts, we somehow find ourselves conducting a special kind of dialogue with dead authors. The book covers a number of texts and authors that make use of this metaphor - Petrarch, Machiavelli, Sidney, Flaubert, Michelet, Barthes. In connecting these texts and authors in novel ways, Jurgen Pieters tackles the all-important question of why we remain fascinated with literature in general and with the specific texts that to us are still its backbone. Siituated in the aftermath of New Historicism, the book challenges the idea that literary history as a reading practice stems from a desire to 'speak with the dead'.Key Features* Offers a broad survey (a combination of classical literature, Renaissance literature and modern theory and history)* Issues a plea for the importance of reading literary texts and the power of literature* Discusses key figues from the Western canon - Homer, Virgil, Dante, Machiavelli - in light of the idea that we can learn from the past by talking to 'the dead'* Combines theoretical discussions of the relationsip between literature and history with close reading of works by major literary authors and historians.

Virginia Woolf in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

By Pamela Caughie
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135650861
  • Total of Pages : 350
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 854
  • Pdf File: virginia-woolf-in-the-age-of-mechanical-reproduction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Sound of Silence

By Tiina Äikäs,Anna-Kaisa Salmi
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  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Book Code : 1789203309
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 917
  • Pdf File: the-sound-of-silence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Colonial encounters between indigenous peoples and European state powers are overarching themes in the historical archaeology of the modern era, and postcolonial historical archaeology has repeatedly emphasized the complex two-way nature of colonial encounters. The volume examines common trajectories in indigenous colonial histories, and explores new ways to understand cultural contact, hybridization and power relations between indigenous peoples and colonial powers from the indigenous point of view. By bringing together a wide geographical range and combining multiple sources such as oral histories, historical record, and contemporary discourses with archaeological data, the volume finds new multivocal interpretations of colonial histories.

The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies

By Michael Bull
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131752425X
  • Total of Pages : 406
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 697
  • Pdf File: the-routledge-companion-to-sound-studies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies is an extensive volume presenting a comparative and historically informed understanding of the workings of sound in culture, while also mapping potential future directions for research in the field. Experts from a variety of disciplines within sound studies cover such diverse topics as politics, gender, media, race, literature and sport. Individual sections that consider the importance of sound in an increasingly mediated world; the role that sound media play in the construction of experience; and the ways in which sound has been theorized to produce a distinctive sensory contribution to knowledge. This wide-ranging and vibrant collection provides a rich resource for scholars and students of media and culture.