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  • Sound the Trumpet: How to Blow Your Own Horn (2nd ed.)

    by Jonathan Harnum, PhD
    Packed with information no trumpeter should be without, this book will help you understand and learn a diverse range of skills necessary for playing trumpet well. Includes basic techniques like tone production, but also more advanced skills like double- and triple-tonguing, circular breathing, and much, much more. Learn more at http://www.sol-ut.com/sound-the-trumpet.html
  • The Gods of War: Boxing Essays

    by Springs Toledo
    "The Gods of War" is a celebration of stand-alone greatness and a study of the human condition, our shared potential, and the heavy hand of fate. By exploring the men behind the fighters and the fighters behind the legends, Toledo offers insights into the modern incarnation of an ancient sport not seen since A.J. Liebling's seminal "The Sweet Science" (1956).
  • The Wimsey Institure of Houndish Art Volume 1

    by Elizabeth Silverman
    Wimsey the art-loving Bloodhound and his knowledgeable friend, Professor Pluto the French Bulldog take you on a whirlwind tour of the world's great art masterpieces that have been "improved" by Wimsey. Wimsey provides a short and entertaining account of each masterpiece and explains why his presence in the heart of the action is crucial to the painting's success. The Wimsey Institute of Houndish Art is a book devoted to the proposition that every picture looks better with a Hound in it--even if ... more
  • Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music (4th ed.)

    by Jonathan Harnum, PhD
    A popular and helpful guide to learning to read music. Seven parts, each with related short, well-designed chapters. Each chapter and section has an extensive review to check your knowledge. Also included between parts are "Interludes" that cover other aspects of written music (musical terms, practice, conducting, etc.). Used by the LA Film School, as well as colleges and schools around the US.
  • The Practice of Practice

    by Jonathan Harnum

    This helpful book covers essential practice strategies and mindsets you won’t find in any other book. You’ll learn the What, Why, When, Where, Who, and especially the How of great music practice. This information comes from hundreds of research studies of practice, as well as first-hand conversations with world-class musicians in several genres of music.

    Most writing about music practice is geared towards a classical music audience (band, orchestra, piano, etc.). This book i... more

  • Create, Narrate, Punctuate: How to Fashion Exquisitely Styled Sentences

    by Ramy Tadros
    Have you ever wondered how to spruce up your writing? Or clear the clutter from your sentences? Or entice, engage, and entertain a specific audience? Do you know how to craft captivating sentences, by expanding propositions in a step-by-step process? By shaping left-, mid-, and right-branching structures? By tuning a verb's voice, wielding action verbs, and embracing rhetorical devices? As any wordsmith knows, fashioning exquisitely styled sentences forms the foundation for writing success... more
  • English Idioms and Expressions for Everyone, Yes, Even You!

    by Reza Mashayekhi
    Here’s a book of English idioms, expressions, and phrases, and their meanings, along with sample sentences and the origins of some of these expressions. A number of humorous illustrations and some interesting expressions and proverbs from other languages and cultures have also been included. The author’s unique background as a non-native English speaker living and working in the U.S., and his experiences interacting with students and clients over the years, have helped make English Idioms And... more
  • FORKS—A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection

    by Allan Karl
    Why does someone sell nearly everything he owns and then pack up to travel for three years—alone—on a motorcycle? World traveler, photographer, professional keynote speaker and author Allan Karl answers this question while bringing to life his three-year global adventure in a unique oversized, full-color, hardcover book, FORKS—A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection. FORKS was three years in the making and includes more than 700 original photographs and 40 recipes from all over the world to... more
  • Not All Poor People Are Black

    by Janet Cheatham Bell

    Black folks take whites much too seriously. (Except for the police. Everybody, and especially black men, has to be wary of them because you never know when a couple of them may have had a bad day.) Taking whites too seriously is just one of the things I write about in this collection of essays about identifying and using the power we have as members of the American body politic to work together for our common good. The essays are divided into three sections; the first nine essays are largely ... more

  • Winter of the Genomes

    by Larry Kilham
    Winter of the Genomes explores how our economy and ecosystem will be impacted by artificial intelligence. I reveal some surprising outcomes including how robots could indirectly reduce global warming and how they could increase agricultural productivity. Must reading if your want to figure out how to live in the coming world of machines and climate change!
  • Broken Pieces (Essays Inspired By Life)

    by Rachel Thompson
    Broken Pieces is an award winning book about relationships, a study of women, and a book with heart. Vastly different in tone from her previous essay collections A Walk In The Snark and The Mancode: Exposed, Broken Pieces is a collection of pieces inspired by life: love, loss, abuse, trust, grief, and ultimately, love again. While still non-fiction, best-selling Broken Pieces is not humor at all. In Thompson’s most intensive work to date, she opens her soul and invites the reader in for a visit.... more
  • On Two Fronts

    by Lance Taubold
    On Two Fronts fearlessly brings the reader deep into the thoughts, emotions and experiences that are captured often just hours after occurring. Two friends share their conversations, e-mails and experiences with one another, and the reader, capturing the true essence, fears and camaraderie of a combat deployment in its entirety. On Two Fronts, Sgt. Adam Fenner and Lance Taubold are thrown into the emotional reality of coping with the upcoming deployment. Lance was living life to the fullest, a s... more
  • How to Build a Computer (for Beginners) 7th Edition: Teachers Version

    by John Gower III
    This book is the teachers version of the book "How to Build a Computer (For Beginners) 6th edition Student Version" by John Gower III, this 7th Edition book provides all the answers to the questions to the student version.
  • Chipmunk Antics in the Garden

    by Linda B. Bridgeman
    A comical look , in a large country garden, of the antics of a VERY curious, VERY inquisitive, and usually VERY hungry little chipmunk, through my camera's eye, in this delightful children's photo story book. "Please LADY, could I have more peanuts-it's getting dark and I have to get home" this is just a sample of the wording in this little story book. With 34 pages, and over 60 full color photographs, it is sure to delight young and old!
  • Life After Lawns: 8 Steps from Grass to a Waterwise Garden

    by Molly Bogh and Bill Schnetz
    Life After Lawns shows how to turn boring and thirsty lawns into dazzling, water-saving gardens, step by step. Simple explanations guide readers through the process of replacing grass with unique gardens that match their lifestyle and climate zone. Topics include: designing a garden that feels like home; finding expert landscape help; handling plans, permits, and contractors; killing the lawn and preparing the soil; saving money and water on irrigation; selecting the best plants for each part of... more
  • Story Sprouts: Voice: CBW-LA Writing Day Resource and Anthology 2014 (Volume 2)

    by Alana Garrigues
    Edited By: Alana Garrigues and Nutschell Anne Windsor A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WRITER Story Sprouts: Voice features the fearless adventures of 25 aspiring and published children's book authors— gifted writers who spent one day exploring the mysteries and nuanced expression of Authorial, Narrative and Character Voice. Included are more than 60 works of original poetry and prose. The authors composed in less than 10 hours, as they deepened their understanding of literary devices and sharpe... more

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