Bonny, a music therapist, is credited with developing Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), which refers to all forms of music-imaging in an expanded state of consciousness. This comprehensive anthology contains Bonny’s published and unpublished writings and speeches, including an autobiographical essay, early articles on her work at the Maryland Psychiatric Center and the founding of the Institute for Consciousness and Music, and three monographs on GIM.
This collection of poetry “achieves the shriven lyric, writing under the prospect of eternal armaments darkening the heavens,” lauds acclaimed poet Carolyn Forché. The focus of the collection is Chung Luong, the village where the author’s daughter was born. Weigl has written, edited, and translated about 20 works. He has been nominated for and awarded many honors, including a Pulitzer Prize.
Otto presents the first full retrospective of the photomontages of Marianne Brandt, who is best known as a designer and metalworker associated with the Bauhaus scene of pre-World War II Germany. Written in both English and German, the book analyzes the full range of Brandt’s work in photomontage, a medium currently undergoing a resurgence as one of the essential sites of Modernist artistic practice.
Rather than the “standard” fiction of a scientific mishap that brings dinosaurs into the modern age, Hell Creek brings the members of a particle physics lab back in time to the Age of Dinosaurs. The story follows their struggle for survival 65 million years in the past, and the attempt of those in the present to discover what has happened to the missing scientists and bring them back before it is too late.
In this collection of poems that celebrates the power of attention and distraction, the senses, according to Oberlin Emerita Professor of creative writing Martha Collins, are fully awake much of the time, as Miller explores the world through defamiliarizing metaphor and shifts of perception. In the frequent play of light and shadow, breath and air, surface and substance, the least embodied is often the most deeply experienced.
Poole’s latest work is the seventh volume in a series that addresses strategic military intelligence and action by tackling real problems with practical solutions. Terrorist Trail analyzes current events in world terrorism and terrorist tactics and provides methods for dealing with them. Poole, a former U.S. Marine Corps officer, has spent much of his retirement researching foreign military tactics.
Research confirms that reading success starts with young children enjoying library storytimes and Ghoting and Martin-Díaz use this research to provide scripts and plans to help children’s librarians enhance print motivation, phonological awareness, vocabulary, narrative skills, print awareness, and letter knowledge.
Barton’s five-year exploration into the controversial world of exotic dancing includes first-hand experiences and interviews about the motivation to work in such an industry, the benefits and hazards, and the social and emotional effects of doing so.
Sokol examines the experience of white southerners during the civil rights movement by tracing the period through World War II, when some black and white American soldiers lived and fought side-by-side overseas to the beginning of change in the 1950s and the flared tensions of the 1960s and into the 1970s.
Daly explores the debate of religion and state from its roots in Catholic natural-law theory and 19th-century Dutch Calvinist ideas about the proper relationship between government and religion. He shows how century-old ideas were transformed into public policy by a small group of scholars, lawyers, and advocates who worked closely with President George W. Bush from his days as governor of Texas.
This autobiography recalls the author’s childhood alongside the Desna River in northeastern Ukraine. Orlowsky’s poetry has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, and she has written four full-length poetry collections, including Convertible Night, Flurry of Stones (Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 2008).
“Not by force but by good will” reads the inscription over the gate of a market farm in Puteoli, Roman Campania. Quintus the master lives by these words while his slave Lucan defies them. In this novel, both are nearly destroyed by them. Suthers has had work published in many journals and has written, illustrated, and produced five children’s books. Not By Force was a finalist in USABooks.com’s National Best Books 2007 awards.
Someone once said that people, and particularly Americans, resist change until change becomes irresistible. This idea prompted Smith to write this book citing his three basic principles of education: public education and society are interdependent; when society privileges a group within a population, even more innovations must be created so that the rest of society can keep up; and finally, and when education and society are disparate, and steps are not taken to get them back in sync, education and society both begin to deteriorate. For the past 40 years Smith has written numerous magazine articles and made countless public speeches on his principals of education.
Ela Stein was 11 years old when she was sent to Terezin concentration camp with other Czech Jews. By the time she was liberated, she was almost 15. Somehow during those years of terror, loss, and deprivation, Ela grew up and forged lifelong friendships with the other girls from her barrack. Even in those wretched conditions, many adults tried to make the children’s lives more bearable. This memoir pays tribute to those devoted adults.
Nierenberg outlines his plan for simple weight loss in three short chapters by discussing the dangers of diets, good food choices, and the ease of counting calories. Forget about diets, successful weight loss calls for a lifestyle change and steady, sustainable weight loss, says Nierenberg, a board-certified internist.
In this collection of 22 essays by various scholars in the field of literary criticism, the works of Toruño are explored and approached from the genres of: narrative, poetry, historiography, influence on literary generations and linguistic analysis. Nelson has written two books on the writings of Cabrera Infante and published 25 essays about various Hispanic authors from Cervantes to Naranjo. Juan Felipe Toruño en dos mundos is written in Spanish.
This manual teaches beginning and experienced computer programmers how to use Standard Library and the Standard Template Library in routine programming chores. Randi Stern, manager of software engineering at Thales Avionics Inc writes, “This is an excellent source for beginners as well as experienced users of the STL.” Reese has written in C++ and has taught the subject for more than 10 years.
This collection of essays details Oberlin’s rich cultural history from 1833 to 1990, with a reflection by Blodgett, Oberlin’s emeritus Robert S. Danforth Professor of History. The anthology, which was compiled near the end of Blodgett’s life, pulls together more than 30 of the many articles and essays he published on Oberlin’s history. Former Oberlin president Nancy Dye offers the book’s forward.
Hogeland’s historical novel is a narrative history, meant for general readers, of a popular uprising that challenged federal authority in the 1790’s. The Whisky Rebellion pitted President George Washington and Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton against angry, armed settlers across the Appalachians.
This novel tells the story of Jake Tanski, a troubled 13-year-old who faced a real dilemma in the summer of 2001: Should he spend the next school year at a military academy or at his Grandpa Nick’s home in a sleepy town whose economy revolves around a limestone quarry? Despite the potential downside of living with his ex-military grandfather, Jake chooses this option as the lesser of two evils.
Thomson, a therapist and meditation teacher, offers practical meditations for the understanding of energy and its effective uses. Readers will be taught to set boundaries, conserve energy, prevent energy drain in difficult relationships, and work with anxiety and negative thought patterns. Many of these meditations take only a few minutes, and can be done almost anywhere.
In the 1960s and 70s, a number of black poetry anthologies were published, however, many of them omitted some of the most exciting and experimental poetry written by African Americans. Ramey and Nielsen remove the veil of silence that has too long hidden the more adventurous black lyric. Many of the poems included are currently unavailable elsewhere, and some are appearing in print for the first time. Contributors include Percy Kaufman, Elouise Loftin, and Melvin B. Tolson. Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone received a Josephine Miles-PEN Oakland award nomination.
In this novel Rozan tells the story of a child’s death that sent one innocent man to prison and blew open a vortex of corruption at the heart of Manhattan’s lucrative construction industry. The ex-con now lives a broken life, cut off from his wife and daughter, and from the city he loves. But a woman’s murder open old wounds plunging him into the darkest corners of the city and into a desperate race to expose the secrets that help the powerful hide their crimes. Rozan is also the author of Absent Friends (Delacorte Press, 2004), which was named one of the year’s best crimes novels.
This culmination of an award-winning series documents the history of architecture and urbanism in New York City from the Civil War to the present. The previous books, New York 1880, (The Monacelli Press, Inc.,1999) New York 1900, (Rizzoli International Publications, 1995), New York 1930 (Rizzoli International Publications, 1994), and New York 1960 (The Monacelli Press, Inc.,1997), provide comprehensive coverage on the architects and urban planners who defined New York since the mid-19th century. This volume chronicles milestones in the city’s history over the past 30 years, with more than 1,800 color illustrations complementing the text.
Work defines us in myriad ways. Except for family, nothing is so central to our place in society, how others perceive us, and how we see ourselves. The 190 evocative and varied images collected in the book span well over a century, from photography’s early decades in the 19th century to the first years of the new millennium. The illustrations are from National Geographic’s rich archive and from the best work of many of today’s finest photographers. Protzman’s text explores the world’s major regions, intertwining observations and insights on the relationship among work, society, and self-image. Protzman, an award-winning cultural writer, critic, is assistant to the president/communications at Oberlin.
This anthology spans the history of the nation, beginning with the Colonial wars of the 18th century and ending with the Gulf wars, and presents four centuries of American men and women—soldiers, nurses, reporters, and embattled civilians—writing about war. Goldensohn provides a brief biography for each poet and places each poem in its proper literary and historical context. Poets in this anthology include e.e. cummings, Elizabeth Bishop, Emily Dickinson, and Walt Whitman.
Through a combination of folk art and folk tale, this children’s book is a retelling of a traditional trickster tale from Indonesia. It is the tale of Kanchil the mouse deer and Monyet the monkey—two friends who plant a garden together. But when the trees bear fruit, Monyet begins to eat everything himself. Kanchil has to act fast if he is to get anything at all. Mangoes and Bananas is Scott's first children's book. His second book, The Sacred Banana Leaf (Tara Publishing Ltd.), was released in March 2008.
The John Milton and Ruth Neils Ward Collection of the Harvard Theatre Collection is comprised of thousands of books, scores, librettos, playbills, illustrations, and ephemera relating to public performances that incorporate music and dance in an essential way. The revised and expanded edition has an additional 200 entries, 20 new illustrations, and several new indexes. With more than 1,600 entries and 40 color illustrations, this volume provides a window into the historical significance of the King’s Theatre to the cultural life of London and abroad, and will appeal to musicologists, historians, theater scholars, and librarians interested in 18th- and 19th-century opera and ballet.