Talk Talk Talk

Talk Talk Talk

Author: Jay Ingram

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008568797

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 348

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A witty and knowledgeable investigation into the sociology and science of talking explores the brain processes responsible for this unique skill, traces the language roots of North America, and discusses the speech differences between Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons. Original.

Talk, Talk, Sweet Charlotte

Talk, Talk, Sweet Charlotte

Author: Dean A. Le Breton

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467871020

Category: Education

Page: 196

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"Talk, Talk, Sweet Charlotte"presents a unique and often candid investigation of certain psychological, emotional, and social considerations typically associated with autism. It describes the relationship that was built over a two year period when the author worked as a one on one aide with CharlotteTate, a junior high student who hasautism. Charlotte was non-verbal and very aggressive toward principals, vice principals, teachers, aides, and other students. Her behaviorshad prevented her from participating ina regular classroom environment. The author traces his work with Charlotte and highlights qualities relating to belief, courage, and caring in various forms. The transformation of Charlotte from "one of the toughest kids to work with" to a studentwho hasa "thirst for knowledge" is an inspirational, amazingstory.

Tape Op

Tape Op

Author: Larry Crane

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 0977990303

Category: Music

Page: 276

View: 314

(Book). This book features interviews and articles from issues 11 to 20 of Tape Op , an independently published magazine founded in 1996. With a fiercely loyal readership, Tape Op covers creative and practical music recording topics from the famous studios to musicians creating masterpieces in their bedrooms. Creativity, technique, equipment, passion and learning collide in this entertaining, value-rich publication. Interviews and articles in this volume include Abbey Road Studio, Butch Vig, Jim Dickinson, Joe Chiccarelli, Ani DiFranco, Fugazi, The Flaming Lips, and Ween.

Containment Culture

Containment Culture

Author: Alan Nadel

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822316994

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 871

Alan Nadel provides a unique analysis of the rise of American postmodernism by viewing it as a breakdown in Cold War cultural narratives of containment. These narratives, which embodied an American postwar foreign policy charged with checking the spread of Communism, also operated, Nadel argues, within a wide spectrum of cultural life in the United States to contain atomic secrets, sexual license, gender roles, nuclear energy, and artistic expression. Because these narratives were deployed in films, books, and magazines at a time when American culture was for the first time able to dominate global entertainment and capitalize on global production, containment became one of the most widely disseminated and highly privileged national narratives in history. Examining a broad sweep of American culture, from the work of George Kennan to Playboy Magazine, from the movies of Doris Day and Walt Disney to those of Cecil B. DeMille and Alfred Hitchcock, from James Bond to Holden Caulfield, Nadel discloses the remarkable pervasiveness of the containment narrative. Drawing subtly on insights provided by contemporary theorists, including Baudrillard, Foucault, Jameson, Sedgwick, Certeau, and Hayden White, he situates the rhetoric of the Cold War within a gendered narrative powered by the unspoken potency of the atom. He then traces the breakdown of this discourse of containment through such events as the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley, and ties its collapse to the onset of American postmodernism, typified by works such as Catch–22 and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence. An important work of cultural criticism, Containment Culture links atomic power with postmodernism and postwar politics, and shows how a multifarious national policy can become part of a nation’s cultural agenda and a source of meaning for its citizenry.

Bye Bye Blackbird

Bye Bye Blackbird

Author: Richard Stevenson

Publisher: Ekstasis Editions

ISBN: 1894800915

Category: Jazz

Page: 118

View: 860

Bye Bye Blackbird is a compelling and fresh approach to the story of Miles Davis, the man and the musician. Richard Stevenson writes like a true jazz fan, in poetic admiration for another artist, his imagination swelling with the music of jazz.

I Like My Job

I Like My Job

Author: Sarah Herman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448182688

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 296

View: 245

Do you like your job but don't love it? When did you last feel inspired? Can a pineapple really look like the Mona Lisa? I Like My Job is a graphic novel for anyone who has ever worked in an office. From performance review to unwanted promotion, email paranoia to leaving do, Sarah Herman brilliantly skewers the everyday experience of office life in her wincingly funny words and pictures. Is it time to move on?

Boom! Bellow! Bleat!

Boom! Bellow! Bleat!

Author: Georgia Heard

Publisher: Astra Publishing House

ISBN: 9781635924848

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 66

View: 468

This playful collection of poems--peppered with an astounding variety of animal sounds--is meant to be read aloud together. These poems for two or more voices explore the myriad sounds animals make--from a frog's jug-o-rum to a fish's boom! to an elephant's bark. Laced with humor, the poems are a delight to read aloud and cover all major classes of animals: mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, insects, even a crustacean! Readers will learn how to estimate the temperature by counting a cricket's chirps and see how creatures make sounds at specific pitches and frequencies, so that they can be heard despite other noise around them. Extensive end notes provide more information on the animals and how and why they make the sounds they do. Written by noted children's poet Georgia Heard, this is an ideal collection for parents and children to share, or for a fun, interactive classroom read-aloud.