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by Linda Boynton Pedersen
The Little Alvernon stories were born out of bedtime stories told by my father, the late Vernon Winship Boynton. I can still hear his deep gravelly voice tinged with Down East humor as he spun the tales of his boyhood growing up on a small farm in Maine in the early twentieth century. These stories afford glimpses of an era unfamiliar to us – of daily living without indoor plumbing, electric appliances, automobiles, television, computer technology, and all the conveniences we moderns ta... more
by Jonathan Harnum, PhDPacked 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
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).
by Elizabeth SilvermanWimsey 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
by Jonathan Harnum, PhDA 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.
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
by Ramy TadrosHave 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
by Reza MashayekhiHere’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
by Allan KarlWhy 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
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
by Larry KilhamWinter 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!
by Rachel ThompsonBroken 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
by Lance TauboldOn 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
by John Gower IIIThis 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.
by Linda B. BridgemanA 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!
by Molly Bogh and Bill SchnetzLife 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