• Music

Excursions in World Music, Seventh Edition

eBook & mp3 Value Pack
Author: Bruno Nettl,Timothy Rommen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317213742
Category: Music
Page: 540
View: 4433
Excursions in World Music is a comprehensive introductory textbook to world music, creating a panoramic experience for students by engaging the many cultures around the globe and highlighting the sheer diversity to be experienced in the world of music. At the same time, the text illustrates the often profound ways through which a deeper exploration of these many different communities can reveal overlaps, shared horizons, and common concerns in spite of and, because of, this very diversity. The new seventh edition introduces five brand new chapters, including chapters by three new contributors on the Middle East, South Asia, and Korea, as well as a new chapter on Latin America along with a new introduction written by Timothy Rommen. General updates have been made to other chapters, replacing visuals and updating charts/statistics. Excursions in World Music remains a favorite among ethnomusicologists who want students to explore the in-depth knowledge and scholarship that animates regional studies of world music. A companion website is available at no additional charge. For instructors, there is a new test bank and instructor's manual. Numerous student resources are posted, including streamed audio tracks for most of the listening guides, interactive quizzes, ?ashcards, and an interactive map with pinpoints of interest and activities. An ancillary package of a 3-CD set of audio tracks is available for separate purchase. PURCHASING OPTIONS Paperback: 9781138101463 Hardback: 9781138688568 eBook and mp3 file: 9781315619378* Print Paperback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138666443 Print Hardback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138666436 Audio CD: 9781138688032 *See VitalSource.com for various eBook options (mp3 audio compilation not available for separate sale)

    • Music

Excursions in World Music, Sixth Edition


Author: Bruno Nettl,Thomas Turino,Isabel Wong,Charles Capwell,Philip Bolman,Byron Dueck,Timmothy Rommen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317350294
Category: Music
Page: 464
View: 4539
Explore the relationship between music and society around the world This comprehensive introductory text creates a panoramic experience for beginner students by exposing them to the many musical cultures around the globe. Each chapter opens with a musical encounter in which the author introduces a key musical culture. Through these experiences, students are introduced to key musical styles, musical instruments, and performance practices. Students are taught how to actively listen to key musical examples through detailed listening guides. The role of music in society is emphasized through chapters that focus on key world cultural groups.

    • Music

Funky Nassau

Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music
Author: Timothy Rommen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520948750
Category: Music
Page: 332
View: 4328
This book examines the role music has played in the formation of the political and national identity of the Bahamas. Timothy Rommen analyzes Bahamian musical life as it has been influenced and shaped by the islands’ location between the United States and the rest of the Caribbean; tourism; and Bahamian colonial and postcolonial history. Focusing on popular music in the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, in particular rake-n-scrape and Junkanoo, Rommen finds a Bahamian music that has remained culturally rooted in the local even as it has undergone major transformations. Highlighting the ways entertainers have represented themselves to Bahamians and to tourists, Funky Nassau illustrates the shifting terrain that musicians navigated during the rapid growth of tourism and in the aftermath of independence.

    • Music

The World of Music


Author: David Willoughby
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780078025167
Category: Music
Page: 384
View: 6752
David Willoughby’s popular music appreciation text is now powered by McGraw-Hill’s state of the art digital content platform, Connect Music. Now students and instructors can have access to all the music featured in the text along with a wide range of activities, assessments, and a convenient ebook. These powerful new tools combine with Willoughby’s original and insightful approach to the music appreciation course to provide students with a unique resource that will change the way they listen to music forever. The World of Music is a music appreciation program designed for instructors who want to focus on listening to music as it exists in the real world of their students. With Connect (purchased separately), students now have access to digital content that will improve outcomes and foster better engagement with the music in their lives. Expanding the traditional repertoire used for music study, this popular text begins with American folk, religious, jazz, popular, and ethnic music before introducing some world music and concluding with a thorough overview of Western classical music. The approach captures the essence of each repertoire, and new digital tools equip students to recognize different styles, appreciate their different functions, and possess a solid foundation for a lifetime of musical appreciation. Now with Connect, The World of Music is the ideal program for the most student-centered experience in Music Appreciation.

    • Music

Music of Latin America and the Caribbean


Author: Mark Brill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135168230X
Category: Music
Page: 454
View: 2299
Music of Latin America and the Caribbean, Second Edition is a comprehensive textbook for undergraduate students, which covers all major facets of Latin American music, finding a balance between important themes and illustrative examples. This book is about enjoying the music itself and provides a lively, challenging discussion complemented by stimulating musical examples couched in an appropriate cultural and historical context—the music is a specific response to the era from which it emerges, evolving from common roots to a wide variety of musical traditions. Music of Latin America and the Caribbean aims to develop an understanding of Latin American civilization and its relation to other cultures. NEW to this edition A new chapter overviewing all seven Central American countries An expansion of the chapter on the English- and French-speaking Caribbean An added chapter on transnational genres An end-of-book glossary featuring bolded terms within the text A companion website with over 50 streamed or linked audio tracks keyed to Listening Examples found in the text, in addition to other student and instructors’ resources Bibliographic suggestions at the end of each chapter, highlighting resources for further reading, listening, and viewing Organized along thematic, historical, and geographical lines, Music of Latin America and the Caribbean implores students to appreciate the unique and varied contributions of other cultures while realizing the ways non-Western cultures have influenced Western musical heritage. With focused discussions on genres and styles, musical instruments, important rituals, and the composers and performers responsible for its evolution, the author employs a broad view of Latin American music: every country in Latin America and the Caribbean shares a common history, and thus, a similar musical tradition.

    • Music

Women, Music, Culture

An Introduction
Author: Julie C. Dunbar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351857452
Category: Music
Page: 426
View: 2744
Women, Music, Culture: An Introduction, Second Edition is the first undergraduate textbook on the history and contribution of women in a variety of musical genres and professions, ideal for students in courses in both music and women's studies. A compelling narrative, accompanied by over 50 guided listening examples, brings the world of women in music to life, examining a community of female musicians, including composers, producers, consumers, performers, technicians, mothers, and educators in art music and popular music. The book features a wide array of pedagogical aids, including a running glossary and a comprehensive companion website with streamed audio tracks, that help to reinforce key figures and terms. This new edition includes a major revision of the Women in World Music chapter, a new chapter in Western Classical "Work" in the Enlightenment, and a revised chapter on 19th Century Romanticism: Parlor Songs to Opera. 20th Century Art Music.

    • Education

Excursions in Modern Mathematics


Author: Peter Tannenbaum
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780321914750
Category: Education
Page: 583
View: 3958
Books a la Carte are unbound, three-hole-punch versions of the textbook. This lower cost option is easy to transport and comes with same access code or media that would be packaged with the bound book. Excursions in Modern Mathematics introduces you to the power of math by exploring applications like social choice and management science, showing that math is more than a set of formulas. Ideal for an applied liberal arts math course, Tannenbaum's text is known for its clear, accessible writing style and its unique exercise sets that build in complexity from basic to more challenging. The Eighth Edition offers more real data and applications to connect with today's readesr, expanded coverage of applications like growth, and revised exercise sets. This Package Contains: Excursions in Modern Mathematics, Eighth Edition, (a la Carte edition) with MyMathLab/MyStatLab Student Access Kit

    • Music

Fan Identities and Practices in Context

Dedicated to Music
Author: Mark Duffett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317382188
Category: Music
Page: 244
View: 1171
Popular music is not simply a series of musicians, moments, genres or recordings. Audiences matter; and the most ardent audience members are the fans. To be a fan is to feel a connection with music. The study of fandom has begun to emerge as a vital strand of academic research, one that offers a fresh perspective on the nature of music culture. Dedicated to Music investigates fan identities and practices in different contexts and in relation to different bands and artists. Through a series of empirical case studies the book reflects a diverse array of objects and perspectives associated with this vibrant new field of study. Contributors examine how fans negotiate their identities and actively pursue their particular interests, touching on a range of issues including cultural capital, generational memory, gender, fan fiction and the use of new media. This book was originally published as two special issues of Popular Music and Society.

    • Art

A World of Art


Author: Henry M. Sayre
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0205923348
Category: Art
Page: 600
View: 1946
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. P rovide your students with an introduction to art that is inclusive and emphasizes critical thinking! Henry Sayre’s art appreciation text, The World of Art, is an amazing introduction to the world of art. Students with little background in the arts routinely reach out to Henry to share how the text has influenced their lives. This is so meaningful because Henry’s inspiration for A World of Art was his own students. His students wanted to see themselves reflected in their textbook. Henry decided to write an art appreciation textbook that represented all artists, not just the Western canon found at that time in the other texts. He also created a text that fostered critical thinking through looking at, talking about, and questioning works of art for his students. The result was A World of Art and the new seventh edition continues to build on those two themes- coverage of contemporary global art and a strong critical thinking framework throughout the text.

    • Social Science

Adventures in the Human Spirit


Author: Philip Bishop
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0205952259
Category: Social Science
Page: 464
View: 374
A historical survey of the western humanities in a single-volume text. Adventures in the Human Spirit provides a balanced introduction to the major arts, philosophy, and religion. Appropriate for students with little background in the arts and humanities, this single-volume text approaches the humanities by focusing on principal events, styles, movements, and figures. The seventh edition engages students with new chapter-opening spreads, a refreshed color palette, and a clear pedagogical structure. New author Margaret Manos maintains the late Philip E. Bishop’s approachability to understanding western humanities, bringing the past to life. The new edition continues to contain Bishop’s coverage of music, religion, literature, philosophy, and science. MyArtsLab is an integral part of the Bishop program. Key learning applications include Closer Look tours, Art 21 and Studio Technique videos, and 360-degree architectural panoramas and simulations. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience - for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning - MyArtsLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance. Improve Critical Thinking - Key Topics at the beginning of each chapter and critical thinking activities throughout help readers build critical thinking and study skills. Engage Students — Global Perspectives and Key Concept boxesprovide a wonderful engaging student experience. Support Instructors - Instructor resources make it easy to prepare for teaching your course. You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructor’s Manual, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. NOTE: MyArtsLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase the text with MyArtsLab, order the package ISBN: 0205955193 / 9780205955190 Adventures in the Human Spirit Plus NEW MyArtsLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205206565 / 9780205206568 NEW MyArtsLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205881475 / 9780205881475 Adventures in the Human Spirit

    • Travel

Moon Cuba


Author: Christopher P. Baker
Publisher: Moon Travel
ISBN: 1631216465
Category: Travel
Page: 652
View: 2599
Moon Travel Guides: Your World, Your Way Enchanting music, incredible cuisine, classic cars, and stunning natural beauty: Cuba may be just an island, but it has a big impact on everyone who visits. Dive right in with Moon Cuba. Easy-to-use itineraries, with week-long trip suggestions tailored for adventurers, party animals, nature-lovers, beach bums, history buffs, and more Activities and unique ideas for every traveler: Hike the revolutionary trails of the Sierra Maestra trod by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, or relax on sparkling beaches. Savor delectable criollo cuisine, indulge in the world's finest cigars, or sip mojitos and cuba libres made from the best Cuban rum. Explore colonial cities with cobbled plazas and cathedrals, or jade mountains full of dramatic rock formations. Discover the ins and outs of Cuba's nightlife, from salsa dancing to LGBT hotspots. Recommendations on outdoor recreation, including birding, horseback riding, fishing, cycling, and hiking, as well as the best beaches for diving, snorkeling, and sunbathing Honest advice from award-winning travel writer Christopher P. Baker on the country he has studied for decades Full-color photos and detailed maps and directions for exploring on your own Background information on the landscape, history, government, and culture, including a Spanish phrasebook A comprehensive guide to travel laws, visas and officialdom, and health and safety tips Essential insight for travelers on transportation and accommodations, packaged in a book light enough to fit in your carry-on With Moon Cuba's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way. Island-hopping around the Caribbean? Try Moon Aruba or Moon Jamaica.

    • Fiction

The Forgotten Beasts of Eld


Author: Patricia A. McKillip
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
ISBN: 1616962798
Category: Fiction
Page: 237
View: 4460
World Fantasy Award-Winner First time available in an e-book edition "Rich and regal." —The New York Times Young Sybel, the heiress of powerful wizards, needs the company of no-one outside her gates. In her exquisite stone mansion, she is attended by exotic, magical beasts: Riddle-master Cyrin the boar; the treasure-starved dragon Gyld; Gules the Lyon, tawny master of the Southern Deserts; Ter, the fiercely vengeful falcon; Moriah, feline Lady of the Night. Sybel only lacks the exquisite and mysterious Liralen, which continues to elude her most powerful enchantments. But Sybel's solitude is to be shattered when a desperate soldier arrives bearing a mysterious child. Soon Sybel will discover that the world of men is full of love, deceit, and the temptations of vast power.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing


Author: Modern Language Association of America
Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 336
View: 3427
Provides information on stylistic aspects of research papers, theses, and dissertations, including sections on writing fundamentals, MLA documentation style, and copyright law.


    • Science

Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions


Author: G. Tyler Miller,Scott Spoolman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133169546
Category: Science
Page: 800
View: 4823
Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment. Co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with the most up-to-date information, art, and Good News examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Book of Common Prayer

And Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church,
Author: Church of England
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 438
View: 3745

    • Music

The Garifuna Music Reader


Author: Oliver Greene
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781516515516
Category: Music
Page: 454
View: 9258
The Garifuna Music Reader is the first text to provide scholarly research of all the principal genres of music and music-related rituals of the Garifuna people of Belize and, by similarities in practice and tradition, those of Central America and the United States. This five unit, fourteen chapter anthology explores how the Garifuna interpret their identity, experiences, and existence through traditional songs and dances, contemporary popular music, world music, ancestor rituals, a Christmas processional, and a creolized version of the Catholic mass. The reader is a compilation of new and previously published research by ethnomusicologists, historians, and anthropologists representing both Garifuna and non-Garifuna scholars. It includes website data, musical transcriptions, peer-reviewed journal articles, and chapters from books and dissertations. To aid in retention and comprehension and to meet the needs of scholars, professors, and students, questions follow each article. These questions address key content points, objectives and issues for contemplation, and encourage critical thinking and theoretical analysis. The Garifuna Music Reader is designed to be used with the Garifuna page of the author's website, Music and Ritual in the African Diaspora, which includes audio-visual examples referenced in each chapter as well as answers to the chapter questions. Although the reader is designed for scholars and students of world music it is of value to research and courses in cultural anthropology, Caribbean studies, and African diaspora studies. Oliver N. Greene holds a Ph.D. in musicology with an emphasis in ethnomusicology from Florida State University. He is an associate professor of music at Georgia State University where he teaches courses on world music, carnival traditions, and the history of American popular music. He has produced world music concerts, cultural festivals, and websites, and published articles in world music encyclopedias and journals. He has published chapters in Sun, Sea, and Sound: Music and Tourism in the Circum-Caribbean (2014) and The Garifuna, A Nation Across Borders: Essays in Social Anthropology (2006). As a recipient of a Rockefeller Fellowship at the Center for Black Music Research, he conducted fieldwork on the relationships between art, dance, and music among the Garifuna. He also produced the documentary film Play, JankunU Play: The Wanaragua Ritual of the Garifuna of Belize (2007).

    • Fiction

The Lover's Dictionary

A Novel
Author: David Levithan
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429994304
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 2138
basis, n. There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you're in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself. If the moment doesn't pass, that's it—you're done. And if the moment does pass, it never goes that far. It stands in the distance, ready for whenever you want it back. Sometimes it's even there when you thought you were searching for something else, like an escape route, or your lover's face. How does one talk about love? Do we even have the right words to describe something that can be both utterly mundane and completely transcendent, pulling us out of our everyday lives and making us feel a part of something greater than ourselves? Taking a unique approach to this problem, the nameless narrator of David Levithan's The Lover's Dictionary has constructed the story of his relationship as a dictionary. Through these short entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being within a couple, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.

    • History

The River of Doubt

Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
Author: Candice Millard
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307575081
Category: History
Page: 432
View: 2127
At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth. The River of Doubt—it is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Indians armed with poison-tipped arrows haunt its shadows; piranhas glide through its waters; boulder-strewn rapids turn the river into a roiling cauldron. After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil’s most famous explorer, Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever. Along the way, Roosevelt and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships, losing their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, and enduring starvation, Indian attack, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. Three men died, and Roosevelt was brought to the brink of suicide. The River of Doubt brings alive these extraordinary events in a powerful nonfiction narrative thriller that happens to feature one of the most famous Americans who ever lived. From the soaring beauty of the Amazon rain forest to the darkest night of Theodore Roosevelt’s life, here is Candice Millard’s dazzling debut. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Impossible Knife of Memory


Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1407149121
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 400
View: 2592
A searing look at the effects of post traumatic stress on soldiers and their families, seen through the eyes of teenage Hayley. Hayley is struggling to forget the past. But some memories run too deep, and soon the cracks start to show. Stunning, hard-hitting fiction from an award-winning writer.