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With Quast's petal-by-petal demonstrations, anyone can learn to make delicate, miniature flowers perfect for jewelry, boxes and more.
Amazingly, former arch-swindler-turned-Postmaster General Moist von Lipwig has somehow managed to get the woefully inefficient Ankh-Morpork Post Office running like . . . well, not like a government office at all. Now the supreme despot Lord Vetinari is asking Moist if he'd like to make some real money. Vetinari wants Moist to resuscitate the venerable Royal Mint--so that perhaps it will no longer cost considerably more than a penny to make a penny. Moist doesn't want the job. However, a request from Ankh-Morpork's current ruling tyrant isn't a "request" per se, more like a "once-in-a-lifetime-offer-you-can-certainly-refuse-if-you-feel-you've-lived-quite-long-enough." So Moist will just have to learn to deal with elderly Royal Bank chairman Topsy (née Turvy) Lavish and her two loaded crossbows, a face-lapping Mint manager, and a chief clerk who's probably a vampire. But he'll soon be making lethal enemies as well as money, especially if he can't figure out where all the gold has gone.
This textbook on music contains topics on The Business of Music, World Popular Styles and Performers, Music Through Time (Historical Contexts and Styles), Playing in Percussion Ensembles, Power Strumming, Singing in Unison and Parts, Music Theory and Fundamentals, Performance Anthology, etc.
In this social history of music in Los Angeles from the 1880s to 1940, Catherine Parsons Smith ventures into an often neglected period to discover that during America's Progressive Era, L.A. was a center for making music long before it became a major metropolis. She describes the thriving music scene over some sixty years, including opera, concert giving and promotion, and the struggles of individuals who pursued music as an ideal, a career, a trade, a business--or all those things at once.
Want to turn your mobile device into a musical instrument? Or equip your game with interactive audio, rather than canned samples? You can do it with Pure Data (Pd), an open source visual programming environment that lets you manipulate digital audio in real time. This concise book shows you how to use Pd--with help from the libpd library--as an easily embeddable and widely portable sound engine. Whether you're an audio developer looking to create musical apps with sophisticated audio capabilities, or an application developer ready to enhance mobile games with real-time procedural audio, Making Musical Apps introduces you to Pd and libpd, and provides hands-on instructions for creating musical apps for Android and iOS. Get a crash course in Pd, and discover how to generate and control sounds Learn how to create and deploy algorithmic compositions that react to a user's activity and environment Use Java or Objective-C to integrate Pd and libpd into mobile apps Learn the steps necessary to build libpd-based apps for Android and iOS
Vulnerabilities abound in U.S. society. The openness and efficiency of our key infrastructures – transportation, information and telecommunications systems, health systems, the electric power grid, emergency response units, food and water supplies, and others – make them susceptible to terrorist attacks. Making the Nation Safer discusses technical approaches to mitigating these vulnerabilities.
A history book set in accordance with California learning standards.
"If 2001 has stirred your emotions, your subconscious, your mythological yearnings, then it has succeeded."--Stanley KubrickStanley Kubrick's extraordinary movie 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1969. The critics initially disliked it, but the public loved it. And eventually, the film took its rightful place as one of the most innovative, brilliant, and pivotal works of modern cinema. The Making of 2001: A Space Odyssey consists of testimony from Kubrick's collaborators and commentary from critics and historians. This is the most complete book on the film to date--from Stanley Kubrick's first meeting with screenwriter Arthur C. Clarke to Kubrick's exhaustive research to the actual shooting and release of the movie.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A very dangerous attraction... Julien Harcourt, duc de Valère, is more than willing to marry the lovely young lady his mother has chosen. Little does he know, she's been sent to prove him a spy and a traitor... And an even more dangerous secret... Sarah Smith's mission is to find out whether the Duc's trips to the Continent are as innocent as he claims, but the way he looks at her is far from innocent... Their risky game of cat and mouse propels them from the ballrooms of London to the prisons of Paris, and into a fragile love that may not survive their deceptions...
Twelve years in a French prison have left the once dashing Armand Harcourt, Comte de Valere a hollow shell of his former self. Though safely back on English soil, Armand remains locked in a prison of his mind, unable to interact with the glittering social world that was his rightful place. When his family hires the beautiful and determined Felicity Bennett to teach Armand, he is shaken by the onslaught of desire Felicity awakens in him. As Felicity slowly helps reclaim Armand, their passion begins to blossom into a transcendent love capable of healing the scars of both their pasts.
Tommy Mayo seemed like just a loafer, but didn't fool former gambler and gunslick Henry Grant. When Grant heard that the rancher's son had leveled a hardened outlaw with one bullet, Grant knew he had found his man. Henry Grant needed protection and young Mayo needed a guide. But Mayo's knack for the gunslinger game was frightening. He tamed the fiercest and fastest stallion Grant had ever seen, dealt poker hands like a sharp, and drew a gun with the speed of lightning. With his cool nerve and shiny new revolvers, Mayo was burning for action. Grant had a wild plan of vengeance to wipe out his old gang, and Tommy was more than ready for his final death defying test in... THE MAKING OF A GUNMAN.
This volume gives an idea of how to understand your partner, their needs and accordingly to make your marriage successful.
The bestselling author of A Nurse's Story is back with more insider stories.Tilda Shalof has been a caregiver all her life -- at home for her family, at work for strangers -- but her skills didn't come easily. From when she was a child taking care of her sick parents to her current position on an ICU team in one of Canada's largest hospitals, there have always been daunting challenges and worthy rewards for her work. With her trademark humour, unflinching honesty, and skilled storytelling, Shalof describes her experiences becoming the capable nurse she is today. After graduation from nurse's college, finding no jobs in Toronto, Shalof travelled to Tel Aviv, Israel, to work in a hospital for the first time, finding adventure and young love in the process. A summer stint as a camp nurse came with requests for condoms, strange allergies ("Misty has reactions, but we don't know to what"), and overly protective parents (also known as "helicopter parents" for their tendency to hover over their children). The Making of a Nurse contains these stories and much more, and they are comforting, entertaining, shocking, funny, heart-warming and heart-wrenching. From hospitals to home care, they will give readers a glimpse into the life of a nurse and the hidden medical world.From the Hardcover edition.
Part memoir, part study, The Making of a Philosopher is the self-portrait of a deeply intelligent mind as it develops over a life on both sides of the Atlantic. The Making of a Philosopher follows Colin McGinn from his early years in England reading Descartes and Anselm, to his years in the states, first in Los Angeles, then New York. McGinn presents a contemporary academic take on the great philosophical figures of the twentieth century, including Bertrand Russell, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Noam Chomsky, alongside stories of the teachers who informed his ideas and often became friends and mentors, especially the colorful A.J. Ayer at Oxford. McGinn's prose is always elegant and probing; students of contemporary philosophy and the general reader alike will absorb every page.
Scott Nearing lived one hundred years, from 1883 to 1983--a life spanning most of the twentieth century. In his early years, Nearing made his name as a formidable opponent of child labour and military imperialism. Having been fired from university jobs for his independence of mind, Nearing became a freelance lecturer and writer, traveling widely through Depression-era and post-war America to speak with eager audiences. Five-time Socialist candidate for president Eugene V. Debs said, "Scott Nearing! He is the greatest teacher in the United States. " Concluding that it would be better to be poor in the country than in New York City, Scott and Helen Nearing moved north to Vermont in 1932 and commenced the experiment in self-reliant living that would extend their fame far and wide. They began to grow most of their own food, and devised their famous scheme for allocating the day's hours: one third for "bread work" (livelihood), one third for "head work" (intellectual endeavors), and one third for "service to the world community. " Scott (who'd grown up partly on his grandfather's Pennsylvania farm) taught Helen (who was raised in suburbia, groomed for a career as a classical violinist) the practical skills they would need: working with tools, cultivating a garden and managing a woodlot, and building stone and masonry walls. For the rest of their lives, the Nearings chronicled in detail their "good life," first in Vermont and ultimately on the coast of Maine, in a group of wonderful books--many of which are now being returned to print by Chelsea Green in cooperation with the Good Life Center, an educational trust established at the Nearings' Forest Farm in Harborside, Maine, to promote their ongoing legacy. With a new foreword by activist historian Staughton Lynd, The Making of a Radical is freshly republished-Scott Nearing's own story, told as only he could tell it.
The Making of a Royal Romance: William, Kate, and Harry--A Look Behind the Palace Walls (A revised and expanded edition of William and Harry: Behind the Palace Walls)by Katie Nicholl
Katie Nicholl, Royal Correspondent for the Mail on Sunday, has been at the centre of royal reporting since she joined the newspaper in 2001. There is no one who is more intimately acquainted with the lives and loves of Princes William and Harry. Katie has spoken to a wealth of contacts close to William and Catherine Middleton and reveals how their love affair really started at St Andrews, the hurdles the pair overcame and the challenges they still face. Originally published to great acclaim in 2010 as William and Harry, Katie Nicholl has updated and added to her original account of the princes' lives and recounts the definitive story of William's royal romance with the young woman destined to become Queen Catherine.
Dr. Nolen takes us through the surgical residency and introduces us to the very real world where he was intern and chief resident for five years: New York's Bellevue State Hospital. Funny, compassionate, sometimes tragic, Nolen provides an intimate view of life in the wards, labs and operating rooms of a great hospital.
Ever wonder what it takes to be a surgeon? Step inside The Brigham and find out. Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital is not only one of the oldest and most prestigious medical centers in America; it's also Harvard Medical School's main teaching hospital. Here, many of the country's best surgeons learn their live-saving skills. In this gripping narrative, you'll meet the young men and women in their surgical training; and follow in their footsteps through the hospital wards, the classroom and right into the operating rooms of The Brigham. You'll learn how these residents are educated--and how that training has changed. Co-authored by Dr. Stan Ashley, long-time director of surgical education at The Brigham, and Newsday writer John Hanc--author of two award-winning memoirs--this is a rare glimpse into a Harvard Medical School facility; and an inspiring and fascinating story about the young people who make the grade in one of the world's toughest and most important professions. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Stanley Ashley, MD is Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs at Brigham and Women's Hospital as well as the Frank Sawyer Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. A graduate of Oberlin College and Cornell University Medical College, he completed a residency in General Surgery and joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. He subsequently spent 7 years at the University of California at Los Angeles until 1997 where he assumed the position of Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Program Director of the General Surgery Residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital as well as his current position at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ashley is a gastrointestinal surgeon whose primary interests are diseases of the pancreas and inflammatory bowel disease. His research, which has been funded by both the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Institute of Health, has examined the pathophysiology of the small bowel and pancreas. His focus recently is on practical aspects of measurement of surgical quality and how these can be applied to improve outcomes, particularly for the individual caregivers. Closely related to this, he has an interest in physician education, both at the graduate and postgraduate (MOC) levels, and its integration into a certification/recertification process that ensures quality of care. He is the author of more than 300 publications. He serves on numerous editorial boards, including the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Current Problems in Surgery, and ACS Surgery. He is a former Chair of the American Board of Surgery and currently Secretary of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and serves on the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). John Hanc is the author of ten books, including two award-winning memoirs, The Coolest Race on Earth (Chicago Review Press, 2009) about his experience running the Antarctica Marathon and Not Dead Yet (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's Press) written with bike racer Phil Southerland, founder of Team Type 1. A long-time contributor to Newsday in New York, and a contributing editor to Runner's World magazine, John Hanc's work also appears in The New York Times, Family Circle, Smithsonian and Yoga Journal. Previous books include Jones Beach: An Illustrated History (Globe Pequot Press, 2007) with a cover blurb from Donald Trump, who called it a book that "any New Yorker would be proud to have in their collection"; Racing For Recovery: From Addict to Ironman co-authored with Todd Crandell (Breakaway Books, 2006), Running for Dummies (co-authored with the late Florence Griffith Joyner, IDG Books, 1999) and the best-selling running primer, The Essential Runner, (Lyons & Burford, 1994). Hanc has lectured extensively on his books about Jones Beach--the iconic Long Island, New York oceanfront park--and his experience in the Antarctica Marathon. He has appeared in both large chain and independent bookstores, where his talks have...
To help fellow psychotherapists stay sane by covering what wasn't taught in school, Cozolino (Pepperdine U., CA) offers advice based on his extensive clinical experience. Emphasizing the personal and emotional aspects of the profession rather than its theoretical orientations (though he does advise training in at least two), he presents survival strategies, principles, and suggested readings. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The author recalls events from her childhood that contributed to her development as a writer.
The jovial Witcover, one of the original "boys on the bus," traces his path across 56 years or political reporting and analysis. His insider memoir looks at the changing role and style of reporters, commentators, and other shapers of public opinion and gives a personal gloss to public events spanning administrations from Eisenhower to George W. Bush. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Why is English national identity so enigmatic and so elusive? Why, unlike the Scots, Welsh, Irish and most of continental Europe, do the English find it so difficult to say who they are? The Making of English National Identity, first published in 2003, is a fascinating exploration of Englishness and what it means to be English. Drawing on historical, sociological and literary theory, Krishan Kumar examines the rise of English nationalism and issues of race and ethnicity from earliest times to the present day. He argues that the long history of the English as an imperial people has, as with other imperial people like the Russians and the Austrians, developed a sense of missionary nationalism which in the interests of unity and empire has necessitated the repression of ordinary expressions of nationalism. Professor Kumar's lively and provocative approach challenges readers to reconsider their pre-conceptions about national identity and who the English really are.
The Making of Fornication: Eros, Ethics, and Political Reform in Greek Philosophy and Early Christianityby Kathy L. Gaca
Sexual mores and practices, and the uses of sex in the properly regulated society, according to Greek philosophical schools and to some important early Christians. Gaca shows that the Christian thinkers did not form their ideas about sex from a basis in the Greek tradition, as Foucault thought and almost everybody else thinks.
A complete, one-volume survey of the history of Ireland that will serve scholars and general readers alike.
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