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This Is Your Brain On Music

Author : Daniel J. Levitin
ISBN : 1101218916
Genre : Science
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In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain. Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, he reveals: • How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world • Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre • That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise • How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our head A Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, This Is Your Brain on Music will attract readers of Oliver Sacks and David Byrne, as it is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.
Category: Science

The Social Animal

Author : David Brooks
ISBN : 9781780720005
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 26.22 MB
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This is the happiest story you will ever read. It's about two people who led wonderfully fulfilling, successful lives. The odd thing was, they weren't born geniuses. They had no extraordinary physical or mental gifts. Nobody would have picked them out at a young age and said they were destined for greatness. How did they do it?
Category: Social Science

Gestures Of Music Theater

Author : Dominic Symonds
ISBN : 9780199997152
Genre : Music
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Gestures of Music Theater explores examples of Song and Dance as performative gestures that entertain and affect audiences. The chapters interact to reveal the complex energies of performativity. In experiencing these energies, music theatre is revealed as a dynamic accretion of active, complex and dialogical experiences.
Category: Music

Movie Greats

Author : Philip Gillett
ISBN : 9781847886156
Genre : Performing Arts
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Why are some films regarded as classics, worthy of entry into the canon of film history? Which sorts of films make the cut and why? Movie Greats questions how cinema is ranked and, in doing so, uncovers a history of critical conflict, with different aesthetic positions battling for dominance. The films examined range across the history of cinema: The Battleship Potemkin, The 39 Steps, Modern Times, Citizen Kane, It's a Wonderful Life, Black Narcissus, The Night of the Hunter, Lawrence of Arabia, 8 1/2, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Godfather, Raging Bull, The Piano and Kill Bill: Vol. 1.Each chapter opens with a brief summary of the film's plot and goes on to discuss the historical context, the key individuals who made the film, and initial and subsequent popular and critical responses. Students studying the history of film, canon formation or film aesthetics will find this book relevant, provocative and absorbing.
Category: Performing Arts

Public Library Core Collection

Author : John Greenfieldt
ISBN : 0824210948
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Wilson's Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (13th Edition, 2008) recommends reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 9,000 books (over 6,500 titles are new to this edition), plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and media specialists. Acquisitions librarians, reference librarians and cataloguers can all use this reliable guide to building and maintaining a well-rounded collection of the most highly recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults. All titles are selected by librarians, editors, advisors, and nominators-all of them experts in public library services. The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory, weeding your collection, and curriculum support. Richly enhanced records provide a wealth of useful information. All entries include complete bibliographic data as well as price, subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, cover art, and quotations from reviews. Many entries also list awards, best-book lists, and starred reviews. Save Time: Efficiently organised and includes ""Starred"" titles Save Money: Allocate your resources to the best materials available Stay Relevant: Discover the best in important, contemporary categories Complete Coverage: Includes recommendations on periodicals and electronic resources, too Four-Year Subscription This Core Collection was originally sold as a four-year subscription. The core edition, published in 2008, delivers a library-bound volume with an extensive, selective list of recommended books. From 2009 to 2011 Wilson published extensive paperback supplements to the 2008 edition. A new cycle of materials will begin in 2012. However, the 2008 to 2011 materials are currently available. Buyers of them will receive all these materials immediately. All four years are only $420. Uniquely Valuable There is nothing quite like Wilson Core Collections. The accumulated expertise of our selectors, and the unquestioned reputation of these collections, is invaluable. Wilson Core Collections are universally recognised as impartial and expert aids to collection development that assist and reinforce the judgement of librarians everywhere. Selection to a Wilson Core Collection is strong support to any challenged purchase. Contemporary Relevance This Core Collection includes broad updates in the areas of crafts; terrorism, and international security; environment and global warming; diseases and medicine; and religion, plus other contemporary topics that keep the library's collection as current as today's headlines. Other Key Features Classified Catalogue - A list arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification, with complete cataloguing information for each book. Author, Title, Subject and Analytical Index - An in-depth key to the information in Classified Catalogue-including author and title analytics for works contained in anthologies and collections. Richly enhanced records provide complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings, descriptive annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, evaluative quotations from a review, when available. Listing works published in the United States, or published in Canada or the United Kingdom and distributed in the United States, Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction features extensive revisions in the areas of health, science and technology, personal finance, sports, cooking and gardening, and handicrafts. Biography, poetry and literary criticism continue to receive comprehensive treatment. Reference works in all subject fields are included.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Talking Book Topics

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ISBN : OSU:32435087132148
Genre : Talking books
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ISBN : UOM:39015088937092
Genre : Blind
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Category: Blind

The Philosopher S Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015081502984
Genre : Philosophy
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Vols. for 1969- include a section of abstracts.
Category: Philosophy

Digital Talking Books Plus

Author : Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
ISBN : UCR:31210021238603
Genre : Talking books
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International Who S Who In Popular Music 2009

Author : Routledge
ISBN : 1857435141
Genre : Music
File Size : 88.76 MB
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Provides biographical details on some of the most talented and influential artists, as well as up-and-coming individuals from the world of popular music. Entries in this work provide biographical profiles, including personal information, principal career details, recordings and compositions, and contact details, where available.
Category: Music

Reader S Choice

Author : Kim Flachmann
ISBN : 0135022649
Genre : College readers
File Size : 67.10 MB
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Reader's Choice contains a diverse selection of contemporary and journalistic pieces interspersed with classic essay. Each chapter discusses in detail a single rhetorical technique, and includes a selection of professional readings in order to demonstrate the use of that particular technique. Questions following each reading are designed to guide you from a literal understanding of the piece, to interpretation, and finally to analysis. Reader's Choice challenges you to think, read, and write on a literal, interpretive, and critical level by discussing various rhetorical strategies through the use of both student and professional essays.
Category: College readers

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Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015046820406
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature