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Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics: Second, Revised Edition

by Arthur H. Benade

Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics is a landmark book in its field, hailed for its astonishingly clear, delightfully readable statement of everything of acoustical importance to music-making. Though directed primarily to the music student who is taking an acoustics course, it is essential reading for all musicians, music lovers, and audiophiles eager to expand their musical horizons.The book deals extensively with the fundamental modes of sound production and with the special sound-producing properties of the musical instruments in common use today -- keyboard, string, brass, woodwind, and percussion -- as well as the human voice. It further explores the critical roles played by the room and by the hearer's auditory apparatus. The basis of scales and harmony and the craft of instrument makers are also discussed in this masterly text, which includes numerous illustrations, bibliographical information, and a stimulating section of "Examples, Experiments, and Questions" at the end of each chapter. After the original publication of this book, Dr. Benade maintained a detailed set of corrections and revisions that have been incorporated into this second, revised edition."Comprehensive . . . rigorous . . . well-organized . . . will surely be the text of choice." -- American Scientist"A remarkable achievement . . . a book on musical acoustics by an acknowledged master of the subject which guides the reader through all the most subtle intricacies of every important family of Western musical instruments with virtually no mathematics . . . Arthur Benade, a professor at Case Western Reserve, has set forth a vast knowledge of musical acoustics so clearly that you can read his book as you would a novel." -- The Audio Amateur"Every chapter contains material not previously covered in books written on musical acoustics." -- John T. Scott, Physics Today"Recommended for music lovers and audiophiles who want to know more about the physics of musical sounds." -- Stereo Review

Old-Time Children Vignettes in Full Color

by Carol Belanger Grafton

Handsome collection of 358 vignettes depicting Victorian-era youngsters singly and in pairs, outfitted in knee pants, high-top boots and ruffled dresses; carrying flowers and baskets of fruit, playing croquet and other games, cuddling animals, and much more. Splendid sourcebook for hobbyists; engaging royalty-free images for artists and designers.

Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence: 1818-1913

by Alice Moore Dunbar

51 speeches by prominent African-American leaders include Booker T. Washington's "Atlanta Compromise" address, Frederick Douglass' "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?", plus speeches by W. E. B. Du Bois, Fanny Jackson, Rev. W. J. Gaines, and many others.

Great Woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer

by Carol Belanger Grafton Albrecht Durer

A master of many media, Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) excelled in the art of woodcut design. This modestly priced edition, comprising images both sacred and secular, offers an ideal introduction to his work. Scenes from the lives of Jesus and the saints and episodes from the Old Testament appear alongside a variety of subjects, including a portrait of the Emperor Maximilian and Dürer's coat of arms. The ninety-four black-and-white illustrations feature brief captions with basic information regarding titles and dates. Long treasured by the world's art lovers, these familiar and lesser-known woodcuts are reproduced in excellent detail. They constitute an indispensable archive for professional art historians and critics as well as a source of pleasure for all others.

Why You Lose at Chess: Second Edition

by Tim Harding

This updated edition of a chess classic shows how to learn from defeats by recognizing warning signals and by analyzing what went wrong in losing games. Revised chapters focus on shift from correspondence chess to internet and email play, benefits of computer chess, and analysis of face-off between Kasparov and Deep Blue.

On Reading the Bible: Thoughts and Reflections of Over 500 Men and Women, from St. Augustine to Oprah Winfrey

by Bill Bradfield

Hundreds of heartfelt, perceptive comments by men and women from all walks of life fill the pages of this inspirational book. Included are memorable quotes from historic and contemporary writers, philosophers, entertainers, business people, politicians, and spiritual leaders, from Abraham Lincoln to Ray Charles and Sal Bando. Brief contributor biographies provided.

Science Experiments and Amusements for Children

by Charles Vivian

Seventy-three easy experiments -- requiring only materials found at home or easily available, such as candles, coins, steel wool, etc. -- illustrate basic phenomena like vacuum, simple chemical reactions, and more. All safe. Modern, well-planned.

Say It in Russian (Revised)

by Dover

Contains over 1,000 useful sentences and phrases for travel or everyday living abroad: food, shopping, medical aid, courtesy, hotels, travel, and other situations. Gives the English phrase, the foreign equivalent, and a transliteration that can be read right off. Also includes many supplementary lists, signs, and aids. All words are indexed.

Stars of the American Musical Theater in Historic Photographs

by James Camner Stanley Appelbaum

361 portraits, from 1860s to 1950 of over 400 stars. Informative captions. An illustrious collection, long overdue.

Medieval Literature in Translation

by Charles W. Jones

Comprehensive anthology contains exquisite cross-section of Western medieval literature, from Boethius and Augustine to Dante, Abelard, Marco Polo, and Villon, masterfully translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Charles Eliot Norton, C. K. Scott Moncrieff, Lord Tennyson, Sir Walter Scott, Thomas Carlyle, Matthew Arnold, Lord Byron, others. "No better anthology exists." -- Commonweal.

The Civil War: A Book of Quotations

by Bob Blaisdell

"The time for compromise has now passed. The South is determined to maintain her position, and make all who oppose her smell Southern power and feel Southern steel." -- Jefferson Davis."Talk! Talk! Talk! That will never free the slaves. What is needed is action -- action!" -- Abolitionist John Brown."There is Jackson standing like a stone wall! Let us determine to die here, and we will conquer." -- Confederate General Barnard E. Bee.More than 700 provocative declarations in this fascinating book constitute a running narrative by many who lived through or died in the Civil War. The voices of the great and famous, the ordinary and unknown, resound in these pages that bear historic witness to key events before, during, and after the war.Arranged chronologically and divided into sections on specific topics and events, this well-researched volume puts a human face on history and provides a unique perspective on the Civil War and its times. Of interest to Civil War buffs, students, and teachers of American history, this volume will also serve as a handy aid for speechwriters and public speakers.

Old-Time Men and Women Vignettes in Full Color

by Carol Belanger Grafton

In this collection of rare, turn-of-the-century images, you'll find many different kinds of people from a variety of historical periods. Among its 304 images, this book contains pictures of men and women both in realistic everyday dress, and resplendent in fine jewels and clothing. Other illustrations portray amusing caricatures of people with outlandish and comical distortions. In addition to several portraits of well-known celebrities such as Shakespeare, Lincoln, and Michelangelo, this book also includes vignettes depicting a knight in full body armor and ladies riding sidesaddle on horses, as well as many images of people playing musical instruments. Collecting these chromolithographs was a popular hobby in the Victorian era, and the vivid colors in these antique cuts continue to charm and inspire artists and designers today.

Say It in Arabic

by Dover

Contains over 1,000 useful sentences and phrases for travel or everyday living abroad: food, shopping, medical aid, courtesy, hotels, travel, and other situations. Gives the English phrase, the Egyptian dialect equivalent, and a transliteration that can be read right off. Also includes many supplementary lists, signs, and aids. All words are indexed.

Great Tales of Terror

by S. T. Joshi

These 23 chilling tales tell of the returning dead, haunted places, weird creatures, and the supernatural in "The Return of the Soul" by Robert Hichens, "The Mummy's Foot" by Theophile Gautier, Lafcadio Hearn's "Of a Promise Broken," as well as spine-tinglers by Algernon Blackwood, J. Sheridan LeFanu, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, Lord Dunsany, and other masters.

Famous Poems from Bygone Days

by Martin Gardner

Over 80 poems from the 19th and early 20th centuries, from Hugh Antoine d'Arcy's "The Face on the Barroom Floor" to Phila Henrietta Chase's "Nobody's Child," rich in rhythm and rhyme, filled with feelings and stories about love and war, ships and the sea, farms and family, life and death, heaven and hell. Introduction. Brief biographies of each poet. Alphabetical indexes of titles and first lines.

The Autobiography of a Kiowa Apache Indian

by Charles S. Brant

This exciting autobiography of Jim Whitewolf, a Kiowa Apache born in the second half of the 19th-century, offers an excellent inside-look at Indian culture. An ethnological classic, it details childhood, tribal customs, contact with whites, government attitudes toward tribe, much more. Preface. Introduction & Epilogue. Index. 1 map.

Say It in Danish

by Dover

Contains over 1,000 useful sentences and phrases for travel or everyday living abroad: food, shopping, medical aid, courtesy, hotels, travel, and other situations. Gives the English phrase, the foreign equivalent, and a transliteration that can be read right off. Also includes many supplementary lists, signs, and aids. All words are indexed.

Transatlantic Flight: A Picture History, 1873–1939

by Joshua Stoff

Profusely illustrated volume chronicles exciting saga of international race to make transatlantic flight a reality. Over 250 rare photographs -- many previously unpublished -- trace a host of flight attempts, including those made in lighter-than-air balloons, U.S. Navy's "flying boats," Lindbergh's flight to Paris in 1927, Earhart's ill-fated attempt in 1937, and more.

The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation

by David Ricardo

This landmark treatise of 1817 formulated the guiding principles behind the market economy. Author Ricardo, with Adam Smith, founded the classical system of political economy, a school of thought that dominated economic policies throughout the 19th century and figured prominently in the theories of John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx.

Classic Spot Illustrations from the Twenties and Thirties: by James Montgomery Flagg, Gluyas Williams, John Held, Jr., et al

by Herb Galewitz

At the beginning of the 20th century, Judge (established in 1881) and Life (1883), together with Puck, were the premier humor magazines in the United States. Puck disappeared in 1918. But, by the 1920s and early '30s, Life and Judge had achieved enormous popularity. Not until the establishment of the New Yorker in 1925 was their position seriously challenged. This huge readership was due primarily to the magazines' cartoons. From politics to domestic bliss, childhood to boardroom, breadline to kick line -- no subject was safe from the humorists' pens.This rich source of more than 700 royalty-free images from the '20s and '30s represents the very best from those legendary magazines. You'll find black-and-white illustrations from Charles Dana Gibson, James Montgomery Flagg, Reginald Bathurst Birch, John Held, Jr., Russell Patterson, A. B. Frost, Rube Goldberg, Art Young, Dr. Seuss, and others.

Gaslit Nightmares: Stories by Robert W. Chambers, Charles Dickens, Richard Marsh, and Others

by Hugh Lamb

A man's mysterious "journey home" takes him back in time to familiar faces and places. A deserted ship transports a ghastly cargo in its sealed hold. A strange occupant of a newly rented house terrifies the tenants.Sixteen shocking tales--teeming with sinister figures, mystical spells, and nameless terrors--fill the pages of this chilling anthology. Long-neglected classics by Mary Wilkins-Freeman, Jerome K. Jerome, Lady Dilke, and other renowned writers include "The Undying Thing," "The Serpent's Head," "The Drunkard's Death," "The Haunted Mill," "The Page-Boy's Ghost," "Mysterious Maisie," and ten other compelling tales of horror.

Popular Advertising Cuts of the Twenties and Thirties

by Leslie Cabarga

Commercial artists and others looking for distinctive illustrations to enhance their various projects will be impressed by the attractive graphics in this comprehensive collection. Selected from rare magazines, newspapers, catalogs, and other printed materials from the 1920s and '30s, over 900 cuts cover a wide range of categories: men, women, sports, animals, food and refreshments, communications, entertainment, holidays, trades and services, and much more.Here are lively illustrations of old-time radio announcers, pianists and other musicians, a barbershop quartet, a ukulele player, ballroom dancers, orators and town criers, candlelit Christmas trees, Santa Claus, horses, roosters, storks, hairstyles for women, and many other images.Sure to bring period charm to any graphic assignment, these sharply detailed, eye-catching illustrations will also intrigue nostalgia buffs with their fascinating commentary on lifestyles of the early 20th century.

The Principles of Scientific Management

by Frederick Winslow Taylor

For more than 80 years, this influential work by Frederick Winslow Taylor -- the pioneer of scientific management studies -- has inspired administrators and students of managerial techniques to adopt productivity-increasing procedures. Indeed, this book laid the groundwork for modern organization and decision theory.As an engineer for a steel company, Taylor made careful experiments to determine the best way of performing each operation and the amount of time it required, analyzing the materials, tools, and work sequence, and establishing a clear division of labor between management and workers. His experiments resulted in the formulation of the principles expounded in this remarkable essay, first published in 1911.Taylor advocated a scientific management system that develops leaders by organizing workers for efficient cooperation, rather than curtailing inefficiency by searching for exceptional leaders someone else has trained. The whole system rests upon a foundation of clearly defined laws and rules. Moreover, the fundamental principles of scientific management apply to all kinds of human activities, from the simplest individual acts to the most elaborate cooperative efforts of mighty corporations. Correct application of these principles, according to Taylor, will yield truly astonishing results.

Three Gothic Novels

by E. F. Bleiler

One of the most interesting phenomena in the history of literature, the Gothic novel -- which flourished from about 1765 to 1825 -- still has much to offer to the modern reader. Supernatural thrills, adventure and suspense, colorful settings, and, in the better examples, literary quality are all present. Unfortunately, true Gothic novels (not simply modern detective stories called "Gothic") are extremely rare books, and have never been as available as they should be.The first member in this collection, Horace Walpole's TheCastle of Otranto, published as a Christmas book for 1764, was the first and one of the greatest members of the genre. It has also been one of the most influential books in history. It motivated the Gothic revival in the arts, and it probably did more to usher in the early-19th-century Romanticism than any other single work. It also served as the model in plot, characterizations, settings, and tone for hundreds, perhaps thousands of successors.Vathek, by the eccentric British millionaire William Beckford, is generally considered to be the high point of the Oriental tale in English literature. Certainly no one has ever written (in any European tongue) a story which better unifies the stirrings of Gothic romanticism with the color, poetry, and vivacity of the original Arabian Nights.The third novel in this collection, John Polidor's Vampyre, emerged from the same soirées of ghost-story telling in Geneva that produced Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The first full-length vampire story in English, it initiated a very important literary chain that also leads up to the present. Included with Polidori's novel is Lord Byron's little-known Fragment, from which Polidori (who was Byron's physician in Switzerland) plagiarized his plot.These three novels (and the fragment) are still well worth reading. Generations of readers have found thrills and horrors in Walpole's fine work, while Vathek cannot be excelled in its unusual mixture of the bizarre, cruel irony, and masterful narration. Polidori's thriller still conveys chills, and the Fragment makes us all wish that Byron had completed his novel.

Great Drawings of Nudes: 45 Works

by Carol Belanger Grafton

This volume offers an impressive sampling of life drawings by 45 of the art world's greatest masters. From Albrecht Dürer's 15th-century brush-and-ink drawing of Female Nude, Seen from the Back and Modigliani's mixed media presentation of Caryatid to splendid drawings by Raphael, Rubens, van Dyck, Hogarth, Constable, Ingres, Gauguin, Matisse, and 35 other outstanding artists, these carefully selected plates display the varying styles and traditions of drawing the human figure over five centuries. Of great value to students and artists, this collection will be welcomed by museum-goers and lovers of fine art everywhere.

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