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The Best Of News Design 35th Edition

Author : Society of News Design
ISBN : 9781631590108
Genre : Design
File Size : 64.7 MB
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'The Best of News Design' presents the winning entries from the Society for News Design's 2014 competition. Bold, full-color layouts feature the best-of-the-best in news, features, portfolios, visuals, and more, and each entry is accompanied by insightful commentary on the elements that made the piece a standout winner.
Category: Design

The Best Business Writing 2014

Author : Dean Starkman
ISBN : 9780231539173
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 26.38 MB
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This anthology of the year's best investigative business writing explores the secret dealings of an elite Wall Street society and uncovers the crimes and misadventures of the young founder of Silk Road, the wildly successful online illegal goods site known as the "eBay of vice." It reveals how the Fed dithered while the financial crisis unfolded and explains why the leaders of a two-trillion-dollar bond fund went to war with each other. Articles from the best newspapers and magazines in the country delve into how junk-food companies use science to get you to eat more and how Amazon dodges the tax man how J.Crew revitalized itself by transforming its creative process and Russell Brand went deep on media and marketing after his GQ Awards speech went haywire. Best Business Writing 2014 includes provocative essays on the NFL's cover-ups and corporate welfare, Silicon Valley's ultralibertarian culture, and the feminist critique of Sheryl Sandberg's career-advice book for women, Lean-In. Stories about toast, T-shirt making, and the slow death of the funeral business show the best writers can find worthy tales in even the most mundane subjects.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Best Of World Cafe

Author : David Dye
ISBN : 076242768X
Genre : Music
File Size : 55.30 MB
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Collects transcripts of selected interviews conducted from 1991 through 2006 on the radio show "World Cafe," including those of musicians Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, and Sting, and includes a DVD containing insider accounts of the show from its staff.
Category: Music

Npr The Curious Listener S Guide To Opera

Author : William Berger
ISBN : 1101221178
Genre : Music
File Size : 80.19 MB
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Major composers including Mozart, Wagner, Verdi, Puccini, and Strauss * Legendary singers from the great divas to the Three Tenors * What to look for and listen to at the opera * The history of opera and why it endures * Stylistic variations and basic theoretical underpinnings * Appreciating the art form * Biographies of the opera's greatest artists * A survey of classic operas
Category: Music

The Npr Curious Listener S Guide To Blues

Author : David Evans
ISBN : 039953072X
Genre : Music
File Size : 53.10 MB
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Includes a concise history of blues music, entries on noteworthy composers and musicians, listings of classic songs and compositions, a dictionary of blues terminology, and a listing of influential blues CDs.
Category: Music

The Npr Curious Listener S Guide To Classical Music

Author : Tim Smith
ISBN : 1440674159
Genre : Music
File Size : 45.58 MB
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For the beginner or the devotee—it's everything the classical music buff needs to know. The major composers from Bach and Bartok to Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky Significant performers from Maurice Andre and Leornard Bernstein to Georg Solti and Yo Yo Ma The landmark works from Appalachian Spring to Don Juan A concise history of classical music A deconstruction of the art form The language of classical music Valuable resources for the Curious Listener
Category: Music

The Best Worst Least Most

Author : Clark S. Judge
ISBN : UCAL:B3824717
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 33.1 MB
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Three hundred statistical tables, which are prefaced with interpretive and background commentary, call attention to interesting facts about American states and cities and the habits and preferences of their people
Category: Social Science

The Npr Curious Listener S Guide To Popular Standards

Author : Max Morath
ISBN : 1101203110
Genre : Music
File Size : 90.94 MB
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Every major singer from Frank Sinatra to Christina Aguilera. Every major composer from Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim. Every major song from a century of favorites. Every major musician and lyricist. Every major styling from blues, jazz, and country to folk, big band, and rock and roll The most recorded songs of all time. A guide to understanding the "standard" lingo. The evolution of popular music from Tin Pan Alley to contemporary musical theater, and more.
Category: Music

The Puzzlemaster Presents Will Shortz S Best Puzzles From Npr

Author : Will Shortz
ISBN : 0812935152
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 31.92 MB
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Every week, over a million people tune to National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Sunday to hear Puzzlemaster Will Shortz present his on-air puzzles and weekly challenges. Our second collection of these ingenious word puzzles and games contains another 200 examples of what everyone's been listening to. Whether you have five minutes or 50, whether you tackle the puzzles alone or in a group, working on these mind-benders will help to conjure up that lazy Sunday feeling all week long.
Category: Games & Activities

Setting National Priorities

Author : Henry J. Aaron
ISBN : 0815774028
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 80.9 MB
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This highly readable volume centers around three themes: providing opportunity in the domestic arena, restoring confidence in government, and adapting to the post-Cold War international environment.
Category: Political Science

Sounds Of Change

Author : Christopher H. Sterling
ISBN : 0807877557
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 76.36 MB
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When it first appeared in the 1930s, FM radio was a technological marvel, providing better sound and nearly eliminating the static that plagued AM stations. It took another forty years, however, for FM's popularity to surpass that of AM. In Sounds of Change, Christopher Sterling and Michael Keith detail the history of FM, from its inception to its dominance (for now, at least) of the airwaves. Initially, FM's identity as a separate service was stifled, since most FM outlets were AM-owned and simply simulcast AM programming and advertising. A wartime hiatus followed by the rise of television precipitated the failure of hundreds of FM stations. As Sterling and Keith explain, the 1960s brought FCC regulations allowing stereo transmission and requiring FM programs to differ from those broadcast on co-owned AM stations. Forced nonduplication led some FM stations to branch out into experimental programming, which attracted the counterculture movement, minority groups, and noncommercial public and college radio. By 1979, mainstream commercial FM was finally reaching larger audiences than AM. The story of FM since 1980, the authors say, is the story of radio, especially in its many musical formats. But trouble looms. Sterling and Keith conclude by looking ahead to the age of digital radio--which includes satellite and internet stations as well as terrestrial stations--suggesting that FM's decline will be partly a result of self-inflicted wounds--bland programming, excessive advertising, and little variety.
Category: Social Science

The First And Only Guide To The Best Internships

Author : Mark Oldman
ISBN : 0679764666
Genre : Interns (Education)
File Size : 88.27 MB
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Ten years ago, only one student in 36 did an internship during the school year; now that figure is one in five. In today's competitive job market, students know that an internship on your resume has practically become a necessity. This guide presents over 13,000 rewarding opportunities in a broad range of fields, including law, sports, music, finance, fashion, education, and health care.
Category: Interns (Education)

The Npr Guide To Building A Classical Cd Collection

Author : Ted Libbey
ISBN : 0761104879
Genre : Music
File Size : 28.63 MB
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An update and revised guide by the host of National Public Radio's Performance Today recommends the best recordings of the three hundred most important classical works, and provides background information on each composer. Original.
Category: Music

A Voice In The Box

Author : Bob Edwards
ISBN : 9780813140452
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 62.55 MB
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The host of The Bob Edwards Show and Bob Edwards Weekend on Sirius XM Radio, Bob Edwards became the first radio personality with a large national audience to take his chances in the new field of satellite radio. The programs' mix of long-form interviews and news documentaries has won many prestigious awards. For thirty years, Louisville native Edwards was the voice of National Public Radio's daily newsmagazine programs, co-hosting All Things Considered before launching Morning Edition in 1979. These programs built NPR's national audience while also bringing Edwards to national prominence. In 2004, however, NPR announced that it would be finding a replacement for Edwards, inciting protests from tens of thousands of his fans and controversy among his listeners and fellow broadcasters. Today, Edwards continues to inform the American public with a voice known for its sincerity, intelligence, and wit. In A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio, Edwards recounts his career as one of the most important figures in modern broadcasting. He describes his road to success on the radio waves, from his early days knocking on station doors during college and working for American Forces Korea Network to his work at NPR and induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2004. Edwards tells the story of his exit from NPR and the launch of his new radio ventures on the XM Satellite Radio network. Throughout the book, his sharp observations about the people he interviewed and covered and the colleagues with whom he worked offer a window on forty years of American news and on the evolution of public journalism. A Voice in the Box is an insider's account of the world of American media and a fascinating, personal narrative from one of the most iconic personalities in radio history.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

I Thought My Father Was God

Author : Paul Auster
ISBN : 9781466828995
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 72.68 MB
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One of America's foremost writers collects the best stories submitted to NPR's popular monthly show--and illuminates the powerful role storytelling plays in all our lives When Paul Auster and NPR's Weekend All Things Considered introduced The National Story Project, the response was overwhelming. Not only was the monthly show a critical success, but the volume of submissions was astounding. Letters, emails, faxes poured in on a daily basis- more than 4,000 of them by the time the project celebrated its first birthday. Everyone, it seemed, had a story to tell. I Thought My Father Was God gathers 180 of these personal, true-life accounts in a single, powerful volume. They come from people of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life. Half of the contributors are men; half are women. They live in cities, suburbs, and rural areas, and they come from 42 different states. Most of the stories are short, vivid bits of narrative, combining the ordinary and the extraordinary, and most describe a single incident in the writer's life. Some are funny, like the story of how a Ku Klux Klan member's beloved dog rushed out into the street during the annual KKK parade and unmasked his owner as the whole town looked on. Some are mysterious, like the story of a woman who watched a white chicken walk purposefully down a street in Portland, Oregon, hop up some porch steps, knock on the door-and calmly enter the house. Many involve the closing of a loop, like the one about the woman who lost her mother's ashes in a burglary and recovered them five years later from the mortuary of a local church. Hilarious blunders, wrenching coincidences, brushes with death, miraculous encounters, improbable ironies, premonitions, sorrows, pains, dreams-this singular collection encompasses an extraordinary range of settings, time periods, and subjects. A testament to the important role storytelling plays in all our lives, I Thought My Father Was God offers a rare glimpse into the American soul.
Category: Literary Collections

Alt Right Gangs

Author : Shannon E. Reid
ISBN : 9780520300446
Genre : Right-wing extremists
File Size : 22.30 MB
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Alt-Right Gangs provides a timely and necessary discussion of youth-oriented groups within the white power movement. Focusing on how these groups fit into the current research on street gangs, Shannon E. Reid and Matthew Valasik catalog the myths and realities around alt-right gangs and their members; illustrate how they use music, social media, space, and violence; and document the risk factors for joining an alt-right gang, as well as the mechanisms for leaving. By presenting a way to understand the growth, influence, and everyday operations of these groups, Alt-Right Gangs informs students, researchers, law enforcement members, and policy makers on this complex subject. Most significantly, the authors offer an extensively evaluated set of prevention and intervention strategies that can be incorporated into existing anti-gang initiatives. With a clear, coherent point of view, this book offers a contemporary synthesis that will appeal to students and scholars alike.
Category: Right-wing extremists

The Best 109 Internships

Author : Mark Oldman
ISBN : 0375763198
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 34.27 MB
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Lists more than 20,000 internship possibilities for high school, college, and graduate students as well as for those interested in a new career.
Category: Business & Economics

Data Conversion Handbook

Author : Analog Devices Inc., Engineeri
ISBN : 9780080477015
Genre : Computers
File Size : 51.49 MB
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This comprehensive handbook is a one-stop engineering reference. Covering data converter fundamentals, techniques, applications, and beginning with the basic theoretical elements necessary for a complete understanding of data converters, this reference covers all the latest advances in the field. This text describes in depth the theory behind and the practical design of data conversion circuits as well as describing the different architectures used in A/D and D/A converters. Details are provided on the design of high-speed ADCs, high accuracy DACs and ADCs, and sample-and-hold amplifiers. Also, this reference covers voltage sources and current reference, noise-shaping coding, and sigma-delta converters, and much more. The book’s 900-plus pages are packed with design information and application circuits, including guidelines on selecting the most suitable converters for particular applications. You’ll find the very latest information on: · Data converter fundamentals, such as key specifications, noise, sampling, and testing · Architectures and processes, including SAR, flash, pipelined, folding, and more · Practical hardware design techniques for mixed-signal systems, such as driving ADCs, buffering DAC outputs, sampling clocks, layout, interfacing, support circuits, and tools. · Data converter applications dealing with precision measurement, data acquisition, audio, display, DDS, software radio and many more. The accompanying CD-ROM provides software tools for testing and analyzing data converters as well as a searchable pdf version of the text. * Brings together a huge amount of information impossible to locate elsewhere. * Many recent advances in converter technology simply aren't covered in any other book. * A must-have design reference for any electronics design engineer or technician.
Category: Computers