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Excerpts From The Sky

Author : Ty Fatungase
ISBN : 1844015629
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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No pilot has written about this unique career with such sincerity, honesty and wit. (Emmanuel Ukpong, British Airways Award Winner, Aviation Reporter of the Year 1991) The book is laid out in simple grammar devoid largely of aviation technical jargons and can easily be digested by both young and old with or without aviation background... (Lateef Lawal, Nigerian Tribune) Most of us imagine that the life of an airline pilot is exciting, romantic and never routine. But is this the real picture? If you want to know about the long and arduous training a would-be pilot undergoes, and about the demands of the qualified pilot's everyday working life, this fascinating book gives you the facts. The author, a pilot with Nigerian Airways, entertains us with his personal experiences of flying, from the "funny and unreal" to the downright unsettling. And he gives us the benefit of his technical expertise. What information does the pilot receive from the control tower when preparing for take-off? How does the crew navigate in poor weather conditions? Do things ever go wrong? This book lifts the curtain on the mysterious world of commercial flying from a unique viewpoint of an "insider". A great book for aircraft and ordinary air passengers alike.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Maktubat Masoomiya Excerpts From The Letters Of Imam Muhammad Masoom Faruqi

Author : Imam Muhammad Masoom Faruqi
ISBN : 9781446164730
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Imam Muhammad Masoom Faruqi was the successor and third son of Mujaddid Alf Thani Shaykh Ahmed Sirhindi, the reformer of the eleventh century of Islamic calendar.The great Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir was his disciple and khalifa. Many rulers of the middle east were his disciples. His direct disciples are approximated to be more than nine hundred thousand, with seven thousand earning the status of a khalifa.Maktubat (letters) of Imam Muhammad Masoom Faruqi are considered a source of great spiritual knowledge and an exegesis of his father's letters. Compiled in three volumes originally in Persian, this book contains excerpts from over fifty letters translated into English by various authors. Translations have been edited to use the standard transliterations of the terms. Original terminology has been preserved and a glossary of terms is also provided. A short biography of the Imam is also included.
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Stars Don T Stand Still In The Sky

Author : Dia Center for the Arts (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN : 0814747272
Genre : Music
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Our cultural darlings make music; we make them mythic. Every musical genre begets a community of listeners, performers, and critics, and quite often those categories are blurred. From the principled punk refusal of celebrity to hip-hop's celebration of its power, the music world is self-obsessed. Stars Don't Stand Still in the Sky assembles scholars, music writers, industry workers, and musicians, who offer a range of opinions and experience of the nature of fame. The collection focuses on commerce, the crowd, performance and image, history and memory, and romance. Contributors discuss black women icons, love-songs, the legacy of the blues, the image of the tortured rock star, MTV, the politics of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the joy of line-dancing, and more. The contributors are James Bernard, Anthony DeCurtis, Katherine Dieckmann, Chuck Eddy, Paul Gilroy, Daniel Glass, Lawrence Grossberg, Jessica Hagedorn, Kathleen Hanna, James Hannaham, Dave Hickey, Jon Langford, Greil Marcus, Angela McRobbie, Paul D. Miller (a.k.a. DJ Spooky), Barbara O'Dair, Ann Powers, Toshi Reagon, Simon Reynolds, Robert Santelli, Jon Savage, Danyel Smith, Arlene Stein, Deena Weinstein, and Ellen Willis.
Category: Music

Nobody S Business

Author : Brian M. Reed
ISBN : 9780801469572
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Since the turn of the new millennium English-language verse has entered a new historical phase, but explanations vary as to what has actually happened and why. What might constitute a viable avant-garde poetics in the aftermath of such momentous developments as 9/11, globalization, and the financial crisis? Much of this discussion has taken place in ephemeral venues such as blogs, e-zines, public lectures, and conferences. Nobody's Business is the first book to treat the emergence of Flarf and Conceptual Poetry in a serious way. In his engaging account, Brian M. Reed argues that these movements must be understood in relation to the proliferation of digital communications technologies and their integration into the corporate workplace. Writers such as Andrea Brady, Craig Dworkin, Kenneth Goldsmith, Danny Snelson, and Rachel Zolf specifically target for criticism the institutions, skill sets, and values that make possible the smooth functioning of a postindustrial, globalized economy. Authorship comes in for particular scrutiny: how does writing a poem differ in any meaningful way from other forms of "content providing"? While often adept at using new technologies, these writers nonetheless choose to explore anachronism, ineptitude, and error as aesthetic and political strategies. The results can appear derivative, tedious, or vulgar; they can also be stirring, compelling, and even sublime. As Reed sees it, this new generation of writers is carrying on the Duchampian practice of generating antiart that both challenges prevalent definitions or art and calls into question the legitimacy of the institutions that define it.
Category: Literary Criticism

Earth Is My Mother Sky Is My Father

Author : Trudy Griffin-Pierce
ISBN : 0826316344
Genre : History
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To the Navajo, sandpaintings are sacred, living entities that reflect the interconnectedness of all living beings--humans, plants, stars, animals, and mountains. This book, now available in paperback, explores the circularity of Navajo thought in sandpaintings, Navajo chantway myths, and stories reflected in the celestial constellations. Beautifully illustrated by the author, this well-documented book explores the spiritual world of the Navajo, their ceremonial practices, and their conceptions of time and stellar motion. Griffin-Pierce shows how the images of sacred sandpaintings not only communicate the temporal and spatial dimensions of the Navajo universe but also present, in visual form, Navajo ideas about relationships among nature, self, and society. "Griffin-Pierce's approach is highly original, bringing this material together in an innovative and creative manner while grounding it holistically within the context of Navajo world view."--M. Jane Young, author ofSigns from the Ancestors: Zuni Cultural Symbolism and Perceptions of Rock Art
Category: History

Fire From The Sky

Author : Robert Stem
ISBN : 9781473814219
Genre : History
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By late 1944 the war in the Pacific had turned decisively against the Japanese, and overwhelming Allied forces began to close in on the home islands. At this point Japan unveiled a terrifying new tactic: the suicide attack, or Kamikaze, named after the ‘Divine Wind’ which had once before, in medieval times, saved Japan from invasion. Intentionally crashing bomb-laden aircraft into Allied warships, these piloted guided missiles at first seemed unstoppable, calling into question the naval strategy on which the whole war effort was based. This book looks at the origins of the campaign, at its strategic goals, the organization of the Japanese special attack forces, and the culture that made suicide not just acceptable, but honourable. Inevitably, much mythology has grown up around the subject, and the book attempts to sort the wheat from the chaff. One story that does stand up is the reported massive stock-piling of kamikaze aircraft for use against any Allied invasion of the home islands, if the atomic bombs had not forced Japan’s surrender. However, its principal focus is on the experience of those in the Allied fleets on the receiving end of this peculiarly alien and unnerving weapon – how they learnt to endure and eventually counter a threat whose potential was over-estimated, by both sides. In this respect, it has a very modern resonance.
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La Puerta Taos The Art Of Fetching Sky

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ISBN : 9781440459559
Genre : Art
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VOLUME ONE First in a series of books reflecting the lives and work of artists and writers from Taos, New Mexico, a biography of place. This volume is a mini artbook with 92 pages of photos, stories and artwork by Taosenos, the theme in vol. 1 is "place: the Mountain and Paseo" This black and white collection of photos, art and stories about the people and place of Taos range from the early Mable Dodge Luhan "Art Colony" days of the 1920s to current interview with Taos Pueblo artist and storyteller Robert Mirabal. Other famous artists and writers included in this volume are: Barbara and Frank Waters, John Nichols, Jaap Vanderplas, Amalio Madueno, John Nizalowski and Gail Russell. Subsequent volumes include two color books showcasing the photo/art of Jaap Vanderplas, his images from the "the 100 Taosenos Project". See www.lapuerta.blogspot.com for a complete list of Taosenos, their art and stories included in la Puerta, Taos, volume one.
Category: Art

Journal Excerpts From The Ring Of Fire

Author : Barbara Wolf
ISBN : 9781496927392
Genre : Nature
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Journal Excerpts from the Ring of Fire relates exciting travels to the Pacific area, often called the Ring of Fire. Today we are reading about earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic events. We need to bring peace to Mother Earth so she can find healing and balance. In ancient times, a Lemurian civilization with advanced thoughts lived in the Pacific area. Their knowledge, held in the memories of human consciousness, can be tapped to help Mother Earth today. The past is not lost. This book begins with contact with them. Come with Barbara as she taps these memories.
Category: Nature