Foreign Language Study

Da capo

Author: Antonio Morena,Donatella Melucci,Annamaria Moneti,Graziana Lazzarino

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428262741

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 432

View: 5412

This Seventh Edition of the best-selling intermediate Italian text, DA CAPO, reviews and expands upon all aspects of Italian grammar while providing authentic learning experiences (including new song and video activities) that provide students with engaging ways to connect with Italians and Italian culture. Following the guidelines established by the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning, DA CAPO develops Italian language proficiency through varied features that accommodate a variety of teaching styles and goals. The Seventh Edition emphasizes a well-rounded approach to intermediate Italian, focusing on balanced acquisition of the four language skills within an updated cultural framework. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Biography & Autobiography

The World of Earl Hines

Author: Stanley Dance,Earl Hines

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 4842

The life and career of the innovative jazz pianist and bandleader as well as the rise and fall of the big bands are described in the words of such eminent jazzmen as Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Eckstine, and Budd Johnson
Literary Criticism

Da Capo:Selected Writings 1967-2004

Selected Writings 1967-2004

Author: Tom Bissinger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465331875

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

View: 3696

Da Capo is a collection of stories, plays, poems and journals in which Tom Bissinger takes on his world, whether reading Shakespeare to a blind bag lady, observing three playwrights comically vying to destroy each others career amidst the bustle of a Korean deli, or meditating on his father in a Sao Paulo swimming pool. Part autobiography, part story telling, part poetic explorations of dream world, and part social satire, Bissinger conveys the theatricality of so called ordinary existence by pulling his life towards him, hungering for the nuggets of mirth and meaning, ultimately owning it in original, daring prose. He takes on the challenge of staying awake in a troubled, violent world, while addressing his yearning for reverie and revelation.
Foreign Language Study

Parola a te!

Author: Romana Capek-Habekovic,Sandra Palaich

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1413021875

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

View: 7049

Designed for intermediate and advanced Italian culture and conversation courses, PAROLA A TE! focuses on Italy’s social, political, economic, demographic, and cultural issues. It draws a link between the country’s past and present and aims to make students aware that in spite of their fascination with Italian popular culture, tradition and history are still an integral part of Italian society. PAROLA A TE! includes extensive use of computer technology (Sul web), audio materials (Ascoltiamo!), and video-based activities (Sulla strada). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Teaching World Languages for Social Justice

A Sourcebook of Principles and Practices

Author: Terry A. Osborn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135609853

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 8641

Teaching World Languages for Social Justice: A Sourcebook of Principles and Practices offers principles based on theory, and innovative concepts, approaches, and practices illustrated through concrete examples, for promoting social justice and developing a critical praxis in foreign language classrooms in the U.S. and in wider world language communities. For educators seeking to translate these ideals into classroom practice in an environment dominated by the current standards movement and accountability measures, the critical insights on language education offered in this text will be widely welcomed. The text is designed as a sourcebook for translating theory into practice. Each chapter includes the theoretical base, guidelines for practice, discussion of the relationship to existing practices in the world language classroom, suggestions for activity development (which can be integrated into a professional portfolio), illustrative examples, questions for reflection, and additional suggested readings. Teaching World Languages for Social Justice is a primary or supplementary text for second and foreign language teaching methods courses and is equally appropriate for graduate courses in language education or educational studies.

The Da Capo Catalog of Classical Music Compositions

Author: Jerzy Chwiałkowski

Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780306796661

Category: Music

Page: 1399

View: 1485

Lists the titles, opus numbers, keys, and nicknames of the works of 132 major composers from Isaac Albeniz to Hugo Wolf

Great Architecture Of The World

Author: John Julius Norwich

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780306810428

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 5709

Here is a brilliantly accessible chronicle of the greatest monuments created by mankind, told by fourteen of the most distinguished architectural historians and beautifully illustrated with more than 800 original diagrams, annotated drawings, and photographs—both a browser's delight and a superb reference tool.

The First Idea

How Symbols, Language, and Intelligence Evolved from Our Primate Ancestors to Modern Humans

Author: Stanley I. Greenspan,Stuart Shanker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786737050

Category: Science

Page: 512

View: 9318

In the childhood of every human being and at the dawn of human history there is an amazing and, until now, unexplained leap from simple genetically programmed behavior to language, symbolic thinking, and culture. In The First Idea, Stanley Greenspan and Stuart Shanker explore this missing link and offer brilliant new insights into two longstanding questions: how human beings first create symbols and how these abilities evolved and were transmitted across generations over millions of years. From fascinating research into the intelligence of both human infants and apes, they identify certain cultural practices that are vitally important if we are to have stable and reflective future societies.

The Da Capo Opera Manual

Author: Nicholas Ivor Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780306808074

Category: Music

Page: 676

View: 1913

The ultimate opera companion for opera lovers, professionals, scholars, and teachers, this book features comprehensive information about and plot summaries for more than 550 operas--including every opera that is likely to be performed today.
Sports & Recreation

The Language of the Game

How to Understand Soccer

Author: Laurent Dubois

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 046509449X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 1057

Just in time for the 2018 World Cup, a lively and lyrical guide to appreciating the drama of soccer Soccer is not only the world's most popular sport; it's also one of the most widely shared forms of global culture. The Language of the Game is a passionate and engaging introduction to soccer's history, tactics, and human drama. Profiling soccer's full cast of characters--goalies and position players, referees and managers, commentators and fans--historian and soccer scholar Laurent Dubois describes how the game's low scores, relentless motion, and spectacular individual performances combine to turn each match into a unique and unpredictable story. He also shows how soccer's global reach makes it an unparalleled theater for nationalism, international conflict, and human interconnectedness. Filled with perceptive insights and stories both legendary and little known, The Language of the Game is a rewarding read for anyone seeking to understand soccer better.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Languages of Diaspora and Return

Author: Bernard Spolsky

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004340246

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 132

View: 4681

Jews spent over two thousand years in exile. Although Hebrew remained a sacred and literary language, it formed part of a repertoire which included Jewish varieties of the local language. With the return to Israel, Hebrew was revernacularized. This article traces the sociolinguistic effects of exile and return to the homeland.

The Da Capo Book of Rock & Roll

Author: Clinton Heylin

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780306809200

Category: Music

Page: 704

View: 1785

Since the early days of rock 'n' roll—since Elvis Presley came out of Memphis to startle the world—a whole body of writing has grown up around it, from the album notes to obituaries, from on-the-road insider tales to dissections of the meaning behind the meaning. The Da Capo Book of Rock & Roll Writing presents the very best of this writing, on the best of the music: the Beatles, Elvis, Bruce Springsteen, the Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, and countless others. Part history, part literature, part reference book—part hyperbole and part disillusionment—The Da Capo Book of Rock & Roll Writing is an extraordinary tribute to one of the great creative achievements of the century: rock & roll. And where else can you find ”The First Tycoon of Teen” by Tom Wolfe ”In Which Yet Another Pompous Blowhard Purports to Possess the True Meaning of Punk Rock” by Lester Bangs ”What the Sixties Had That the Eighties Don't Have” by Paul Williams ”You and the Boss” by Tama Janowitz

Forces In Motion

The Music And Thoughts Of Anthony Braxton

Author: Graham Lock

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780306803420

Category: Music

Page: 412

View: 978


The Magic Of Opera

Author: J. Merrill Knapp

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780306802515

Category: Music

Page: 371

View: 9033

Among the many introductions to opera, this is perhaps the best. J. Merrill Knapp, Professor Emeritus at Princeton University, divides his subject into two parts: In the first, he discusses the structure, production, theatrical conventions, and esthetics of opera; in the second, he features biographies of the major composers and cogent analyses of exemplary qualities in their works. "Opera should have a wide appeal," says Knapp in his Preface. "In the past too many sensible people have associated it with diamond tiaras, exclusive theater boxes, opening night social snobbery, and haughty prima donnas. For more understanding and knowledge are needed to get rid of these past impressions and to prove that opera is both within the comprehension of the ordinary person and worthy of high aspiration and serious study." This book will open ears and change minds. It is the ideal foundation for anyone curious about-or already in love with-the magical world of opera.

The Last Battle

When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe

Author: Stephen Harding

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306822091

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 6916

May 1945. Hitler is dead, and the Third Reich little more than smoking rubble. No GI wants to be the last man killed in action against the Nazis. But for cigar-chewing, rough-talking, hard-drinking, hard-charging Captain Jack Lee and his men, there is one more mission: rescue fourteen prominent French prisoners held in an SS-guarded castle high in the Austrian Alps. It’s a dangerous mission, but Lee has help from a decorated German Wehrmacht officer and his men, who voluntarily join the fight. Based on personal memoirs, author interviews, and official American, German, and French histories, The Last Battle is the nearly unbelievable story of the most improbable battle of World War II—a tale of unlikely allies, bravery, cowardice, and desperate combat between implacable enemies.

The Longest Winter

The Epic Story of World War II's Most Decorated Platoon

Author: Alex Kershaw

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141901764

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 1650

A cold winter morning in the Ardennes Forest, 1944, and Hitler launches his last and most audacious attack on the unprepared Allies. Standing between the German forces and the desperately regrouping Allies were just eighteen young Americans, hidden in fox holes. In a fierce day-long battle, this small band of soldiers repulsed the German attack three times, inflicting severe casualties and defending a strategically vital hill despite being vastly outnumbered. They surrendered only when they ran out of ammunition. But then the real battle for survival began ... Alex Kershaw's brilliant account draws on the words of the decorated men who fought this heroic action, bringing vividly to life their struggle on the battlefield and later off it - as POWs.
Biography & Autobiography

My Wonderful World Of Slapstick

Author: Buster Keaton,Charles Samuels

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1786254964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

View: 7307

Over half century ago the society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children complained to Mayor Van Wyck, of New York, that Joe Keaton, a vaudeville actor, was brutally mistreating his five-year old son. At each afternoon and evening performance the child, billed as “The Human Mop”, was slammed on the floor, hurled into the wings, and sometimes banged into bass drums. Unable to find a bruise or scratch on the lad, Mayor Van Wyck refused to ban the act. The “Human Mop” bounced on to worldwide fame as Buster Keaton, one of this century’s greatest comedians. In this intimate autobiography Buster Keaton tells his whole personal and professional story, beginning with his colourful and exciting childhood as the undentable tot in the “Three Keatons” whose proudest boast was having the rowdiest, roughest act in vaudeville. Buster has played with all the great ones, from George M. Cohen and Bojangles Robinson and Al Jolson to Jack Paar and Ed Sullivan and Red Skelton, during his sixty years as a star in vaudeville, silent and talking pictures, night clubs and television. Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle got him into the movies and taught him how to throw a custard pie. Buster could not even keep slapstick out of his eleven months as a draftee in our World War I army. He came out to help create the Golden Age of Comedy with his friends Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Arbuckle, Mack Sennett and the Keystone Cops. Marital troubles and alcoholism once got Buster down, but could not keep him down. MY WONDERFUL WORLD OF SLAPSTICK was written with the collaboration of Charles Samuels, co-author of His Eye Is On the Sparrow, Ethel Waters’ best-selling autobiography. Buster Keaton’s Life Story will enchant and thrill all those who enjoy looking past the glitter and the grease paint into a magnificent performer’s mind and heart.

Time Enough for Love

Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101503072

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 4213

The capstone and crowning achievement of the Future History series, from the New York Times bestselling Grand Master of Science Fiction... Time Enough for Love follows Lazarus Long through a vast and magnificent timescape of centuries and worlds. Heinlein's longest and most ambitious work, it is the story of a man so in love with Life that he refused to stop living it; and so in love with Time that he became his own ancestor.

The World of Musical Comedy

Author: Stanley Green

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC

ISBN: 9781258207649


Page: 412

View: 2765

The Story Of The American Musical Stage As Told Through The Careers Of Its Foremost Composers And Lyricists.