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Pearls in Graph Theory: A Comprehensive Introduction

by Nora Hartsfield Gerhard Ringel

"Innovative introductory text . . . clear exposition of unusual and more advanced topics . . . Develops material to substantial level." -- American Mathematical Monthly"Refreshingly different . . . an ideal training ground for the mathematical process of investigation, generalization, and conjecture leading to the discovery of proofs and counterexamples." -- American Mathematical Monthly" . . . An excellent textbook for an undergraduate course." -- Australian Computer JournalA stimulating view of mathematics that appeals to students as well as teachers, this undergraduate-level text is written in an informal style that does not sacrifice depth or challenge. Based on 20 years of teaching by the leading researcher in graph theory, it offers a solid foundation on the subject. This revised and augmented edition features new exercises, simplifications, and other improvements suggested by classroom users and reviewers. Topics include basic graph theory, colorings of graphs, circuits and cycles, labeling graphs, drawings of graphs, measurements of closeness to planarity, graphs on surfaces, and applications and algorithms. 1994 edition.

On the Sensations of Tone

by Hermann Helmholtz

On the Sensations of Tone is one of the world's greatest scientific classics. It bridges the gap between the natural sciences and music theory and, nearly a century after its first publication, it is still a standard text for the study of physiological acoustics -- the scientific basis of musical theory. It is also a treasury of knowledge for musicians and students of music and a major work in the realm of aesthetics, making important contributions to physics, anatomy, and physiology in its establishment of the physical theory of music. Difficult scientific concepts are explained simply and easily for the general reader.The first two parts of this book deal with the physics and physiology of music. Part I explains the sensation of sound in general, vibrations, sympathetic resonances, and other phenomena. Part II cover combinational tones and beats, and develops Helmholtz's famous theory explaining why harmonious chords are in the ratios of small whole numbers (a problem unsolved since Pythagoras).Part III contains the author's theory on the aesthetic relationship of musical tones. After a survey of the different principles of musical styles in history (tonal systems of Pythagoras, the Church, the Chinese, Arabs, Persians, and others), he makes a detailed study of our own tonal system (keys, discords, progression of parts).Important points in this 576-page work are profusely illustrated with graphs, diagrams, tables, and musical examples. 33 appendices discuss pitch, acoustics, and music, and include a very valuable table and study of the history of pitch in Europe from the fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries.<P><P>Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.

Three Orchestral Works in Full Score: Academic Festival Overture, Tragic Overture and Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn

by Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms was one of music's greatest masters of classical forms, a composer whose individuality expanded and enriched those forms, giving them new variety of mood and a freshness of melodic invention. In writing for the orchestra, Brahms's independent approach brought unusual dramatic power and intensity to his compositions. Those qualities are strikingly evident in three of the most popular and most frequently performed works in the orchestral repertoire, reproduced here in full score: Academic Festival Overture, Tragic Overture, and Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn.This volume reprints, complete and unabridged, the scores of all three orchestral works from the authoritative Breitkopf & Härtel edition, still considered the standard source for the music of Brahms. Included is a new English translation of the Editor's Commentary, which also appears in the original German.The Academic Festival Overture, built upon German student songs, is, according to Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians, "a very successful and individual pièce de circonstance," while the Tragic Overture is described as "a gloomy and impressive movement, full of that peculiar sense of foreboding that so many composers ... have associated with the key of D minor." Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn is renowned for its spontaneity, melodic invention, and delightfully varied orchestral coloring.Students, composers, and musicologists will find the handy, inexpensive volume of Brahms's great orchestral favorites a valuable addition to their music libraries and an indispensable reference.

Brahms Masterpieces for Solo Piano: 38 Works

by Johannes Brahms

Sometimes termed the "Romantic Classicist," Brahms successfully merged the seemingly contradictory qualities of romanticism and classicism, blending poetry with elegance, balance, and restraint.This treasury of 38 works for solo piano, spanning forty years of Brahms's long and prolific life, includes the famous "Edward" ballade; two capriccios; seven Hungarian Dances in the composer's own transcriptions for solo piano; six intermezzos; three rhapsodies; the complete 16 waltzes, Op. 39; Sonata No. 3, the best-known and most mature of Brahms's three piano sonatas; and the complete books of two legendary works, the Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel and the celebrated and dramatic Variations on a Theme by Paganini.A fine, inexpensive compilation of piano classics, reproduced from authoritative scores, this volume will delight intermediate and advanced pianists.

Piano Sonatas

by Muzio Clementi

Treasury of keyboard music by extremely influential Italian composer includes 10 of his finest sonatas: Sonata in G Minor, Op. 7, No. 3; Sonata in F Minor, Op. 13, No. 6; Sonata in B Minor, Op. 40, No. 2; Sonata in G Minor, Op. 50, No. 3 (Didone Abbandonata); Sonata in D Major, Op. 25, No. 6; Sonata in A Major, Op. 33, No. 1; 4 more. Reprinted from authoritative editions published by C. F. Peters and Kistner & Siegel & Co.

Complete Piano Rags

by Scott Joplin

Throughout history, few musical crazes have hit with such impact, had such a heyday and lingered so hauntingly as ragtime. Ragtime arrived on the upswing of Tin Pan Alley, when the popularity of pianos in the home was reaching its peak and an endless stream of sheet music flowed out to meet the demand. In the early 1900s, no name was more prominent on those sheet-music covers and no one wrote ragtime music more brilliantly than Scott Joplin. This wonderful book brings together in one superbly produced playing edition all thirty-eight of Scott Joplin's piano rags, including his six collaborations, plus Joplin's own primer on how to play ragtime, the "School of Ragtime." Each rag has been reprinted, along with its sheet-music cover, from the original publisher's edition. At the Williams' Brothers saloon in Sedalia, Missouri, Scott Joplin was known as "The Entertainer," and in 1897, in the upstairs room called the Maple Leaf Club, he wrote the rag that would one day be the first to sell over a million copies in sheet-music form. In time the "Maple Leaf Rag" also became the most recorded composition on piano roll, with forty known versions. Most of Joplin's other rags were hits as well. Many bear the playful names that were given most rags, names like "The Strenuous Life," "Heliotrope Bouquet," and his last published piece, the "Silver Swan Rag." One of them, "The Entertainer," triggered a major revival of interest in his work when it was incorporated into the score of the popular film The Sting. All of them are here, each bearing the mark of Joplin's supreme originality. As ragtime authority David A. Jasen observes in his Introduction: "For pianists everywhere, this folio contains ragtime masterpieces which, when learned, will provide unlimited joy."

Nocturnes and Polonaises

by Frédéric Chopin

One of the most respected editions of Chopin's works was prepared by Carl Mikuli, Chopin's student and teaching assistant. His editorial contributions to this volume reflect his understanding of the principles imparted to him in word and deed by the composer. The 20 nocturnes reproduced here include Opp. 9, 15, 27, 32, 37, 48, 55, 62, 72, and the posthumous Nocturne in C-sharp Minor. The 11 polonaises include Opp. 26, 40, 44, 53, 61, 71, and the posthumous Polonaise in G-sharp Minor. Serious pianists will want to have these authoritative texts of 31 of Chopin's most popular and enduring works, reprinted from an authoritative early edition. New unified table of contents.

Complete Preludes and Etudes

by Frédéric Chopin

Chopin's piano works are of such uniformly high quality that they are all absolutely essential in the repertoire of any aspiring pianist. The Preludes and Etudes are exquisitely beautiful examples of his genius. Numbering 52 pieces in all, they are reproduced here from the authoritative Mikuli edition and are available for the first time in a low-priced, one-volume publication. The opus listings are: 25 Preludes--Op. 28, Nos. 1-24; Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 45. 27 Etudes--Op. 10, Nos. 1-12; Op. 25, Nos. 1-12; and Trois Nouvelles Etudes Unabridged (1998) republication of works from an authoritative early edition. New unified table of contents.

Complete Piano Sonatas, Volume II

by Ludwig Van Beethoven

The entire corpus of Beethoven's piano sonatas is contained in this two-volume work -- 32 sonatas in all. Volume One contains the fifteen sonatas from Beethoven's first period, including the popular Pathétique, Moonlight, and Pastorale sonatas. Volume Two contains the seventeen sonatas from Beethoven's second and third periods, including the Waldstein, the Appassionata, and the Hammerklavier.The music is reproduced directly from the exemplary Universal-Edition set edited by Heinrich Schenker. Combining scrupulous scholarship and profound artistic vision, Schenker achieved an edition which is universally admired by musicians and scholars. He used more autographs as sources than any previous editor of the sonatas, and he was the first to reproduce in print the visual impression of the autographs. For this Dover edition, Schenker's footnotes have been translated into English and his preface retranslated. A new introduction by Carl Schachter has also been included.Noteheads have been reproduced in a size enough to be read easily at the keyboard. Margins and spaces between staves are generous, permitting insertion of written notes, analysis, fingerings, etc. Running measure numbers and many fingerings have already been included by the editor -- the last a particularly unusual and valuable feature of this edition. This edition will be welcomed by all pianists, both professional and amateur, for its accuracy and reliability; it is highly desirable for instruction, study, reference, and enjoyment.

Claude Debussy Piano Music 1888-1905

by Claude Debussy

This volume contains the complete music for solo piano written by Claude Debussy between 1888 and 1905. Beginning with Deux Arabesques (1888), it offers the Suite bergamasque (1890-1905), Réverie (1890), Danse (1890), Ballade (1890), Pour le piano (1896-1901), D'un cahier d'esquisses (1903), Extampes (1903), Mazurka (1891), Valse romantique (1890), Masques (1904), L'Isle joyeuse (1904), and the first series of Images (1905): Reflets dans l'eau, Hommage a Rameau, and Mouvement. In each case the music has been reproduced photographically from original or early editions. This book has been designed to be used at the piano. Noteheads are large and clearly printed: margins and spaces are adequate for written notes, fingerings, and turnovers. It is also most useful, of course, for analysis or simply for listening along with the music.

Shakespeare Without Tears

by Margaret Webster

A prominent producer-director of Shakespeare's plays writes with wit and verve about the Elizabethan theater and subsequent modifications in theatrical practice, differences between actors and audiences in Shakespeare's day and ours, and more "There is not an obscure or otherwise dull page in the book." -- N.Y. Times Book Review.

Halloween Origami

by Nick Robinson

With its host of haunting creatures, this festive compilation of original models will add spice to any paperfolder's holiday. More than twenty projects, illustrated with photos and two-color diagrams, range from easy to fiendishly challenging. Fold a couple of black cats for your Halloween decorations, and make company for them in the forms of a bat, ghost, and vampire. You'll find witches galore among these figures, as well as a cauldron and a tombstone, fearsome fangs and a grasping hand, and other creepy but fun seasonal motifs.

Consuming Literature: Best Sellers and the Commercialization of Literary Production in Contemporary China

by Shuyu Kong

This book examines the changes taking place in literary writing and publishing in contemporary China under the influence of the emerging market economy. It focuses on the revival of literary best sellers in the Chinese book market and the establishment of a best-seller production machine. The author examines how writers have become cultural entrepreneurs, how state publishing houses are now motivated by commercial incentives, and how "second-channel," unofficial publishers and distributors both compete and cooperate with official publishing houses in a dual-track, socialist-capitalist economic system. Taken together, these changes demonstrate how economic development and culture interact in a postsocialist society, in contrast to the way they work in the mature capitalist economies of the West. That economic reforms have affected many aspects of Chinese society is well known, but this is the first comprehensive analysis of market influences in the literary field. This book thus offers a fresh perspective on the inner workings of contemporary Chinese society.

Model Theory: Third Edition

by H. Jerome Keisler C. C. Chang

Model theory deals with a branch of mathematical logic showing connections between a formal language and its interpretations or models. This is the first and most successful textbook in logical model theory. Extensively updated and corrected in 1990 to accommodate developments in model theoretic methods -- including classification theory and nonstandard analysis -- the third edition added entirely new sections, exercises, and references. Each chapter introduces an individual method and discusses specific applications. Basic methods of constructing models include constants, elementary chains, Skolem functions, indiscernibles, ultraproducts, and special models. The final chapters present more advanced topics that feature a combination of several methods. This classic treatment covers most aspects of first-order model theory and many of its applications to algebra and set theory.

Permutation Groups

by Donald S. Passman

This volume by a prominent authority on permutation groups consists of lecture notes that provide a self-contained account of distinct classification theorems. A ready source of frequently quoted but usually inaccessible theorems, it is ideally suited for professional group theorists as well as students with a solid background in modern algebra.The three-part treatment begins with an introductory chapter and advances to an economical development of the tools of basic group theory, including group extensions, transfer theorems, and group representations and characters. The final chapter features thorough discussions of the work of Zassenhaus on Frobenius elements and sharply transitive groups in addition to an exploration of Huppert's findings on solvable doubly transitive groups.

A Place Called Peculiar: Stories About Unusual American Place-Names

by Frank K. Gallant

From Bug Tussle, Alabama, to Donnybrook, New York, this pop-culture history offers a highly entertaining survey of America's most unusual place-names and their often-humorous origins. Frank K. Gallant traveled the country -- meeting locals, eating in their restaurants, staying at their hotels -- and recorded the best of the stories and legends he encountered. The only nationwide survey of its kind, this book features a state-by-state format for easy reference. It's also an irresistible browsing book for aficionados of American history, language, and culture.

The Old Maid

by Roxana Robinson Edith Wharton

An unwed mother gives up her daughter so that the child can join New York City's fashionable society of the mid-1800s. Years later, on the eve of the girl's wedding, "Aunt" Charlotte's long-suppressed anguish surfaces.Edith Wharton was a master of the novella form, and this tale of a mother's tragic sacrifice is one of her greatest contributions to the genre. It provides a fine example of her keen eye for observing and articulating the telling details of class and society. Available at last in a stand-alone edition, this enduringly popular story first appeared serialized in The Red Book Magazine in 1922 and later in an anthology. The basis for a successful Broadway show of the 1930s, it was later adapted into a popular film starring Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins.

The Wind in the Willows: In Easy-to-Read Type

by Kenneth Grahame

Beloved classic of children's literature recounts the antic adventures of an engaging assembly of animals who are its central characters: the shy but curious Mole, the extremely personable Water Rat; Badger, a philosophical recluse; and pleasure-seeking Toad of Toad Hall. Newly abridged, with 31 illustrations.

Snow White and Other Fairy Tales

by Jacob Grimm

Journey to a timeless world of elves, giants, and witches with this collection of 11 fairy tales. In addition to the tale of the fairest of them all and her dwarf friends, it recounts the stories of "The Brave Little Tailor," The Elves and the Shoemaker," "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," and more.

The Nutcracker and the Golden Pot

by E. T. Hoffmann

Among the greatest writers of fantasy and a major figure in late German Romanticism, Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (1776-1822) created an extraordinary world of fantasy, poetry, and the supernatural. Remarkable characters come vividly to life in imaginative tales that move from the firm ground of reality to ambiguity, mystery, and romance. This volume contains two of his best tales. "The Nutcracker," a charming Christmas story which has become a perennial favorite for young and old alike, presents such memorable characters as the beloved Godpapa Drosselmeier, the brave Nutcracker, and the evil Mouse-King. "The Golden Pot," Hoffmann's first major literary work (and widely regarded as his finest), successfully blends reality and fantasy in a story that details the invasion of supernatural forces into everyday life. A master of allegory and symbolism, Hoffmann has long been popular in Europe. This volume now introduces a portion of his remarkable work to an even wider audience.

Regular Algebra and Finite Machines

by John Horton Conway

World-famous mathematician John H. Conway based this classic text on a 1966 course he taught at Cambridge University. Geared toward graduate students of mathematics, it will also prove a valuable guide to researchers and professional mathematicians.His topics cover Moore's theory of experiments, Kleene's theory of regular events and expressions, Kleene algebras, the differential calculus of events, factors and the factor matrix, and the theory of operators. Additional subjects include event classes and operator classes, some regulator algebras, context-free languages, communicative regular algebra, axiomatic questions, the strength of classical axioms, and logical problems. Complete solutions to problems appear at the end.

The Pyrgic Puzzler: Classic Conundrums

by Michael Harrington Christopher Maslanka Iris Murdoch

Eighty mind-bending problems combine the eccentricity of Lewis Carroll with the genius of Einstein. Loaded with chuckles and challenges, the puzzles promise to test the powers of logic and ingenuity of even the most avid fans of brain teasers. Episodes of deliciously tangled storytelling involve an endearing crew of characters, including mad scientist Cryogenes Rosencrumpett, Professor Didipotamus, Dr. Chronos, Miss Grammatica, and astronomer Seymour Stars. The puzzles feature hints as well as complete solutions, and enchanting surrealistic illustrations provide valuable clues.

Easy French Phrase Book NEW EDITION: Over 700 Phrases for Everyday Use

by Heather Mccoy

Here's the perfect companion for tourists and business travelers in France and other French-speaking locales. With more than 700 French phrases and sentences, this book offers fast, effective communications for everyday situations that range from asking directions and renting a car to ordering dinner and finding an ATM.An easy study guide as well as a handy reference, this user-friendly book features completely up-to-date terms for modern telecommunications. Contents are arranged for quick access to phrases related to greetings, transportation, shopping, medical and emergency situations, and other common circumstances. A phonetic pronunciation accompanies each phrase.

Exploring Historic Dutch New York: New York City * Hudson Valley * New Jersey * Delaware

by Gajus Scheltema Heleen Westerhuijs Russell Shorto

"The Dutch spirit of diversity, tolerance, and entrepreneurship still echoes across our city streets today. This guide will highlight the history of the early settlements of these new world pioneers as well as the incredible impact they had, and still have, on the world's greatest city." -- Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New YorkThis comprehensive guide to touring important sites of Dutch history serves as an engrossing cultural and historical reference. A variety of internationally renowned scholars explore Dutch art in the Metropolitan Museum, Dutch cooking, Dutch architecture, Dutch immigration in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, English words of Dutch origin, Dutch furniture and antiques, and much more. Color photographs and maps throughout. "An expansive guidebook inspired by the Henry Hudson quadricentennial and accompanied by informative essays." -- The New York Times

A Dog of Flanders

by Ouida

Beloved classic recounts the haunting, sentimental tale of Nello, a young boy who aspires to be a painter, and his beloved Patrasche, a Belgian work dog -- both of whom endure poverty, hunger, cruelty and rejection up to their tragic, bittersweet end. Newly reset in large, easy-to-read type.

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