Download London's Royal Parks (Shire Library, Volume 793) by Paul Rabbitts PDF

By Paul Rabbitts

This publication tells the historical past of London's royal parks and the way they've got developed from deepest looking grounds and gardens into public areas and venues for excellent occasions. in certain cases, the parks have been royally owned as some time past because the Norman conquest, and a number of other of them have been received via Henry VIII in the course of the Reformation. at the moment they have been saved inner most and there has been no public entry, yet through the eighteenth century many of the parks have been opened to the general public. Landscaping paintings was once undertaken to maintain with developments, and the parks grew to become trendy locations to be visible out and approximately - witness Rotten Row in Hyde Park. The parks, Hyde Park specifically, has been used to host significant occasions akin to the nice Exhibition and numerous jubilee and leisure occasions. It tells the tale of every of the 9 royal parks from their acquisition by means of the monarchy via to the current day, outlining their use and administration and the foremost old moments linked to them.

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Download A Year from Monday: New Lectures and Writings by John Cage PDF

By John Cage

Contains lectures, essays, diaries and different writings, together with "How to enhance the realm (You Will in simple terms Make concerns Worse)" and "Juilliard Lecture."

"This e-book is so wealthy in rules proper to all kinds of creative, philosophical, and social endeavors, that I doubt if any open-minded and clever individual wouldn't be challenged [by] this compendium of provocative aphorisms, highbrow absurdities, and formulations so unique they are going to potentially make feel to a couple, nonsense to others"--Richard Kostelanetz, Denver Quarterly

"Our first and most sensible all-American dadaist... and his prose sort is the best considering Gertrude Stein."-- The Kirkus Reviews

"A yr from Monday is a mosaic whose half and whose entire are a similar thing...and you had higher now not pass over either the woodland and the timber; and also you higher now not fear approximately combined metaphor alongside the way." --Martin final, WBAI - FM, big apple City

"Cage's writings doesn't let us know what to imagine up to it makes us imagine I a selected way... cage demonstrates in an unpretentious, refined advert forceful approach the profound religious foundation of avante-garde art."--American pupil

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Download Americana: Dispatches From the New Frontier by Hampton Sides PDF

By Hampton Sides

Harley-Davidson bikers . . . Grand Canyon river rats. . .Mormon archaeologists. . . Spelling bee prodigies…

For greater than fifteen years, best-selling writer and historian Hampton aspects has traveled largely around the continent exploring the the United States that lurks simply in the back of the scrim of our mainstream tradition. Reporting for out of doors, the recent Yorker, and NPR, between different nationwide media, the award-winning journalist has demonstrated a name not just as a wry observer of the modern American scene but additionally as one in every of our extra artistic and flexible practitioners of narrative non-fiction.

In those dozen items, accrued the following for the 1st time, aspects supplies us a clean, desirable, and every now and then startling the United States brimming with attention-grabbing subcultures and weird characters who may possibly reside nowhere else. Following facets, we crash the redwood retreat of an obvious cabal of fabulously strong military-industrialists, drop in at the Indy 500 of bass fishing, and subscribe to a tremendous techno-rave on the lip of the Grand Canyon. We meet a various gallery of yank visionaries— from the impossibly perky founding father of Tupperware to Indian radical Russell ability to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. We retrace the path of the old Bataan demise March with veterans from Sides’ acclaimed WWII epic, Ghost infantrymen. aspects additionally examines the state that has emerged from the ashes of September eleven, recounting the harrowing trips of 3 international exchange heart survivors and identifying on the final attainable minute to not "embed" at the Iraqi front-lines with the U.S. Marines. Americana offers us a gleaming mosaic of our nation this day, in all its wild and poignant charm.

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Download Peking Opera by Xu Chengbei PDF

By Xu Chengbei

For the reason that its ironical origins from South China, and never Beijing, the Peking Opera is the preferred kind of chinese language leisure. the writer offers info at the Peking Opera¡¯s make-up, track and appearing suggestions. It additionally has biographies of well known Peking Opera performers and its two-centuries-old background. With b&w and colour images.

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Download Nietzsche and Jewish Culture by Jacob Golomb PDF

By Jacob Golomb

This e-book regards Nietzsche as an exceptional philo-Semitic pupil with a profound sympathy for and figuring out of the Jewish humans and the outdated testomony. It draw jointly a set of unique experiences through exotic students which take care of the connection among Nietzsche & Jewish humans from standpoints: N's writings on Jews & Judaism, and Jewish writers' value determinations of N.

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Download Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing by Adam Greenfield PDF

By Adam Greenfield

<p style="margin: 0px;">Ubiquitous computing--almost imperceptible, yet in all places round us--is speedily changing into a fact. How will it switch us? how do we form its emergence?
<p style="margin: 0px;">Smart structures, clever furnishings, shrewdpermanent clothing... even shrewdpermanent bathtubs. networked road symptoms and self-describing soda cans. Gestural interfaces like these noticeable in Minority Report. The RFID tags now embedded in every little thing from charge cards to the kin pet.
<p style="margin: 0px;">All of those are aspects of the ever present computing writer Adam Greenfield calls "everyware." In a chain of short, considerate meditations, Greenfield explains how everyware is already reshaping our lives, reworking our figuring out of the towns we are living in, the groups we belong to--and the best way we see ourselves.
<p style="margin: 0px;">What are humans asserting concerning the book?
<p style="margin: 0px;">"Adam Greenfield is severe, engaged, clever and being concerned. I concentrate on him. i advise you to do the same." --HOWARD RHEINGOLD, writer, SMART MOBS: the following SOCIAL REVOLUTION
<p style="margin: 0px;">"A gracefully written, interesting, and deeply clever publication on essentially the most strong rules of the electronic age--and the hindrances we needs to conquer ahead of we will be able to make ubiquitous computing a reality."--STEVE SILBERMAN, EDITOR, WIRED MAGAZINE
<p style="margin: 0px;">"Adam is a visionary. he has precise compassion and admire for traditional clients like me who're suffering to take advantage of and comprehend the recent expertise being thrust on us at overwhelming speed."--REBECCA MACKINNON, BERKMAN heart FOR net AND SOCIETY, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
<p style="margin: 0px;">Everyware is an AIGA layout Press publication, released below Peachpit's New Riders imprint in partnership with AIGA.

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Download Tibetan Foothold by Dervla Murphy PDF

By Dervla Murphy

Dervla Murphy's first epic trip from eire to India by means of bicycle, "Full Tilt", is an entire experience in itself. it's also the 1st quantity of a trilogy of expertise that maintains with Tibetan Foothold. For the younger Irish lady, as soon as she had bought herself to India by way of July 1963, immersed herself within the lifetime of the sub-continent, operating for 6 months in an orphanage for Tibetan youngsters within the refugee camps of Northern India. right here, she fell in love with the 'Tiblets' - the joyful, tricky, uncomplaining, self reliant and affectionate teenagers of the recent Tibet-in-exile. Dervla vividly describes day by day lifestyles within the camps the place countless numbers of kids reside in squalor whereas a handful of devoted volunteers do their most sensible to feed and take care of them, trying to preserve affliction at bay with restricted assets. She pitches in with a supporting hand anywhere it truly is wanted and unearths time to go to the Dalai Lama and his entourage. Dervla's heart-rending account is interwoven along with her personal observations at the specific cultural and social difficulties linked to attempting to support a those who have lived in isolation from the remainder of the area and she or he turns into a perceptive witness to the internal realities and someday inadequacies of aid-work. First released in 1966, "Tibetan Foothold" not just proven Dervla's prestige as a vacationer, but in addition published her to be a very autonomous voice and an acute observer of politics and society.

"This is a relocating – now and then even harrowing – tale. however it is leavened through the writer's irrepressible zest for all times, her hot humanity, her braveness and solid humour." Irish Independent

"Dervla Murphy's eye for the bizarre and her means of recreating the folk she meets incidentally continues to be as acute as ever." Daily Telegraph

About the Author
Dervla Murphy was once born on 28 November 1931 of oldsters whose households have been either settled in Dublin way back to should be traced. Her grandfather and so much of his relations have been excited by the Irish Republican stream. Her father was once appointed Waterford County Librarian in 1930 after 3 years internment in Wormwood Scrubs felony and 7 years on the Sorbonne. Her mom was once invalided by means of arthritis while Dervla was once 365 days outdated. She was once trained on the Ursuline Convent in Waterford until eventually she was once fourteen, while, end result of the wartime scarcity of servants, she left to maintain residence for her father and to nurse her mom. Dervla did this for 16 years with occasional breaks bicycling at the Continent. Her mother's demise left her loose to move farther afield and in 1963 she cycled to India. There she labored with Tibetan refugee childrens sooner than returning domestic after a yr to write down her first books. complete Tilt used to be released in 1965 and over twenty different commute books have undefined. She nonetheless lives in County Waterford. Her daughter, Rachel, and 3 granddaughters reside in Italy and sign up for Dervla on her travels while attainable.

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Download Ethnomethodology at Play (Directions in Ethnomethodology and by Peter Tolmie, Mark Rouncefield PDF

By Peter Tolmie, Mark Rouncefield

This e-book outlines the explicit personality of the ethnomethodological method of 'play'; that's, to daily recreation and relaxation actions that individuals more often than not have interaction in for amusement, at domestic or as a 'hobby'.

With chapters on cooking, working, taking part in song, dancing, mountaineering, crusing, fly fishing and going out for the day as a family members, Ethnomethodology at Play offers an advent to the major conceptual assets drawn upon through ethnomethodology in its reports of those actions, when exploring the style within which humans 'work' at their daily leisure.

Demonstrating the breadth of ethnomethodological research and exhibiting how no subject is past ethnomethodology's basic respecification, Ethnomethodology at Play units out for the intense reader and researcher the proper contribution of ethnomethodology to sociological reports of recreation and relaxation and usual household interests. As such this groundbreaking quantity constitutes an important contribution to either ethnomethodology and sociology quite often, in addition to to the sociology of game and relaxation, the sociology of household and everyday life and cultural reports.

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