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- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 21.99
Over three decades, Paul Griffiths's survey has remained the definitive study of music since the Second World War; this fully revised and updated edition re-establishes Modern Music and After as the preeminent introduction to the music of our time. The disruptions of the war, and the struggles of the ensuing peace, were reflected in the music of... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available
This superbly authoratitive new work provides a comprehensive A-Z guide to some 1000 years of Western music. It explores in detail the lives and achievements of a vast range of composers, as well as looking at such key topics as music history (from medieval plainchant to contemporary minimalism), performers, theory and jargon. Throught Griffiths skilfully... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 23.32
Olivier Messiaen was one of the outstanding creative artists of his time. The strength of his appeal, to listeners as well as to composers, is a measure of the individuality of his music, which draws on a vast range of sources: rhythms of twentieth-century Europe and thirteenth-century India, ripe romantic harmony and brittle birdsong, the sounds... more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 94.99
What social conditions and intellectual practices are necessary in order for religious cultures to flourish? In this text, the author finds the answer in "religious reading", the kind of reading in which a religious believer allows his mind to be furnished and his heart instructed by a sacred text. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 27.50
In this provocative contribution to the philosophy of science and mind, Paul E. Griffiths criticizes contemporary philosophy and psychology of emotion for failing to take in an evolutionary perspective and address current work in neurobiology and cognitive science. Reviewing the three current models of emotion, Griffiths points out their deficiencies... more...
- Baker Publishing Group 2011; US$ 32.99
This addition to the well-received Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible offers theological exegesis of the Song of Songs. more...
- Wiley 2006; US$ 24.95
S.U.M.O. stands for Shut Up, Move On. It's a phrase to say to ourselves (and sometimes others) when we are acting or thinking in a way that is hindering our ability to succeed. It doesn't necessarily mean 'get over it' or 'pull yourself together' (although there may be occasions when both responses are necessary). 'Shut Up' means stop what you're doing,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 160.00
The English were punished in many different ways in the five centuries after 1500. This collection stretches from whipping to the gallows, and from the first houses of correction to penitentiaries. Punishment provides a striking way to examine the development of culture and society through time. These studies of penal practice explore violence, cruelty... more...
- O'Reilly Media 2009; US$ 39.99
Looking for a reliable way to learn how to program on your own, without being overwhelmed by confusing concepts? Head First Programming introduces the core concepts of writing computer programs -- variables, decisions, loops, functions, and objects -- which apply regardless of the programming language. This book offers concrete examples and exercises... more...