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The text and sound discs provide step-by-step instructions for using the turntable as a musical instrument. The text includes photographs, musical exercises, and a history of DJing and hip-hop culture.
From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites of plants and animals. When Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended that separation at a stroke. Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. The Columbian Exchange, as researchers call it, is the reason there are tomatoes in Italy, oranges in Florida, chocolates in Switzerland, and chili peppers in Thailand. More important, creatures the colonists knew nothing about hitched along for the ride. Earthworms, mosquitoes, and cockroaches; honeybees, dandelions, and African grasses; bacteria, fungi, and viruses; rats of every description—all of them rushed like eager tourists into lands that had never seen their like before, changing lives and landscapes across the planet. Eight decades after Columbus, a Spaniard named Legazpi succeeded where Columbus had failed. He sailed west to establish continual trade with China, then the richest, most powerful country in the world. In Manila, a city Legazpi founded, silver from the Americas, mined by African and Indian slaves, was sold to Asians in return for silk for Europeans. It was the first time that goods and people from every corner of the globe were connected in a single worldwide exchange. Much as Columbus created a new world biologically, Legazpi and the Spanish empire he served created a new world economically. As Charles C. Mann shows, the Columbian Exchange underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted—the center of the world. In such encounters, he uncovers the germ of today’s fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination. From the Hardcover edition.
Want to learn some important lessons about business and life? Why not go straight to the source. Get Smarter is billionaire Schulich's brilliantly idiosyncratic and informative attempt to impart lessons learned in a lifetime to today's youth by someone who has achieved success in both his personal and professional life. In short, stand-alone chapters he covers such universal issues as: how to make a decision; manage all types of relationships; choose a career; deal with adversity; key business issues; investing lessons. Advice that will last a lifetime ... from someone who knows. "Schulich has a business school named after him. But when it comes to giving career advice, the former stock analyst who struck it rich ... is anything but academic. In Get Smarter ... he ladles out homespun wisdom in ... crisply written, anecdote-laden chapters aimed at 20- to 40-years olds, but golden at any age. He states his hope that each reader who invests time and money in the book will leave with 20 to 30 ideas---some that can help transform or shape their lives. In fact, he delivers."---The Globe and Mail "Here's a suggestion for those football fans aged under 30 who spend Sunday afternoons watching a game that features five minutes of action and takes three-plus hours to play: Drag yourself away from the box for one that has been written by Seymour Schulich. The book is full of pearls of wisdom, advice, stories and thoughts across a variety of themes."---The National Post
The Value of Art
What is art worth? How can a work by Warhol be sold for more than $100,000,000? This critically acclaimed book, newly revised, updated, and generously illustrated throughout, explains the market for art—and art’s value for all of us. In The Value of Art, internationally renowned art dealer and market expert Michael Findlay offers a lively and authoritative tour of the art world informed by almost a half-century in the business and a passion for great art. With style and wry wit, Findlay explores how art acquires value—both commercial and social—and how these values circulate among the artists, dealers, and collectors that comprise today’s complex and constantly evolving art world. In the process he demystifies how art is bought and sold while also constantly looking beyond sales figures to emphasize the primacy of art’s essential, noncommercial worth. Coloring his account with wise advice, insider anecdotes involving scoundrels and scams, stories of celebrity collectors, and remarkable discoveries, Findlay has distilled a lifetime’s experience in this indispensible guide for today’s art lover.
The premise of Kitharologus is that "Guitar technique is made up of a limited number of procedures with an unlimited number of applications. Therefore, a sound technical methodology is not one that tries to cover all possible forms of a given procedure, but rather one that identifies and trains the essential mechanism which makes the procedure, in all its forms, possible". Covering all grades from novice to expert, this book is certain to be enthusiastically embraced by any classical guitarist wishing to maximize his technique.
Key Terms in Popular Music and Culture
Original essays by leading scholars in the field of popular music studies map the competing perspectives on the key terms of contemporary debates on popular music and culture. Each essay describes the history of continuities and conflicts in a term's meaning, situating the writer's own position on the term in that history of debate. Providing a invaluable overview of the current state of popular music discourse, the collection will be useful both to those new to the study of popular music and those already well-versed in popular music and cultural studies.
Delta Blues Guitar
The Mississippi Delta of the 1920s-1940s was a treasure chest of powerful blues performances. These lessons detail tunes by Willie Brown, Tommy Johnson, and Mississippi John Hurt. This book features notation, tablature, and three compact discs of phrase-by-phrase audio instruction for the intermediate guitarist.
Wagner s Melodies
Wagner's Melodies places the composer's ideas about melody in the context of the scientific discourse of his age.
The time-traveling Americans from the West Virginia town of Grantville find themselves caught in the middle of the Baltic War, with Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden, launching a counterattack on the combined forces of France, Spain, England, and Denmark.