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Palaces and Power in the Americas: From Peru to the Northwest Coast

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Jessica Joyce Christie, Patricia Joan Sarro, "Palaces and Power in the Americas: From Peru to the Northwest Coast"
2006 | ISBN-10: 0292709846, 029272599X | 432 pages | PDF | 16 MB

Palaces and Power in the Americas: From Peru to the Northwest Coast
Ancient American palaces still captivate those who stand before them. Even in their fallen and ruined condition, the palaces project such power that, according to the editors of this new collection, it must have been deliberately drawn into their formal designs, spatial layouts, and choice of locations. Such messages separated palaces from other elite architecture and reinforced the power and privilege of those residing in them. Indeed, as Christie and Sarro write, "the relation between political power and architecture is a pervasive and intriguing theme in the Americas." Given the variety of cultures, time periods, and geographical locations examined within, the editors of this book have grouped the articles into four sections.The first looks at palaces in cultures where they have not previously been identified, including the Huaca of Moche Site, the Wari of Peru, and Chaco Canyon in the U.S. Southwest. The second section discusses palaces as "stage sets" that express power, such as those found among the Maya, among the Coast Salish of the Pacific Northwest, and at El Tajin on the Mexican Gulf Coast. The third part of the volume presents cases in which differences in elite residences imply differences in social status, with examples from Pasado de la Amada, the Valley of Oaxaca, Teotihuacan, and the Aztecs. The final section compares architectural strategies between cultures; the models here are Farfan, Peru, under both the Chimu and the Inka, and the separate states of the Maya and the Inka. Such scope, and the quality of the scholarship, make "Palaces and Power in the Americas" a must-have work on the subject.
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The Ukulele: A History

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The Ukulele: A History by Jim Tranquada and John King
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0824836340, 0824835441 | 296 pages | PDF | 17,6 MB

The Ukulele: A History
Winner of the 2013 Ka Palapala Po'okela Award for Excellence in Special-Interest Books

Early praise: 'Here, at last, is the complete story of the 'ukulele. Thanks to the authors' years of tireless research, the instrument's incredible journey is brought vividly to life. This book is a labor of love and a gift of enduring scholarship.' –Jim Beloff, author of The Ukulele: A Visual History

Since its introduction to Hawaii in 1879, the 'ukulele has been many things: a symbol of an island paradise; a tool of political protest; an instrument central to a rich musical culture; a musical joke; a highly sought-after collectible; a cheap airport souvenir; a lucrative industry; and the product of a remarkable synthesis of western and Pacific cultures. The 'Ukulele: A History explores all of these facets, placing the instrument for the first time in a broad historical, cultural, and musical context.

Drawing on a wealth of previously untapped sources, Jim Tranquada and John King tell the surprising story of how an obscure four-string folk guitar from Portugal became the national instrument of Hawaii, of its subsequent rise and fall from international cultural phenomenon to 'the Dangerfield of instruments,'; and of the resurgence in popularity (and respect) it is currently enjoying among musicians from Thailand to Finland. The book shows how the technologies of successive generations (recorded music, radio, television, the Internet) have played critical roles in popularizing the 'ukulele. Famous composers and entertainers (Queen Liliuokalani, Irving Berlin, Arthur Godfrey, Paul McCartney, Jake Shimabukuro) and writers (Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, P. G. Wodehouse, Agatha Christie) wind their way through its history along with a host of outstanding Hawaiian musicians (Ernest Kaai, George Kia Nahaolelua, Samuel K. Kamakaia, Henry A. Peelua Bishaw). In telling the story of the 'ukulele, Tranquada and King also present a sweeping history of modern Hawaiian music that spans more than two centuries, beginning with the introduction of western melody and harmony by missionaries through the Hawaiian music renaissance of the 1970s and 1980s, to the contemporary stylings of today.
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4000 Mixed EPUB Novels

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4000 Mixed EPUB Novels
English | EPUB | E-book Collection | All in One | 935 MB

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1 Seeding Program – James Blish
1984 – George Orwell
1984 – Orwell_ George
2 Thing In the Attic – James Blish
2001 – A Space Odyssey – Clarke_ Arthur C_
2001_ a space odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke
2010_ Odyssey Two – Arthur C. Clarke
2010_ Odyssey Two – Clarke_ Arthur C_
2061 – Arthur C. Clarke
2061_ Odyssey Three – Clarke_ Arthur C_
2066 Election Day – Michael Shaara
3 Surface Tension – James Blish
3001 the final odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke
3001_ The Final Odyssey – Clarke_ Arthur C_
4 Watershed – James Blish
4.50 From Paddington – Christie_ Agatha
48 Laws of Power – Greene_ Robert
4th Wish – Ed Howdershelt

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Gli enigmi dei vedovi neri di Isaac Asimov

Gli enigmi dei vedovi neri di Isaac Asimov
Rizzoli | 1990 | ISBN: 8817695114 | 280 pages | EPUB | 3 MB
La vicenda di Asimov e dei Vedovi Neri la storia di un amore lungamente coltivato tra un autore e la sua creazione letteraria. Dal loro concepimento negli anni Settanta fino alla morte, Asimov non smise mai di scrivere i suoi racconti dei Vedovi Neri. Come Maigret per Georges Simenon, Sherlock Holmes per Conan Doyle o Miss Marple per Agatha Christie, i Vedovi Neri – questi sei distinti signori che, assistiti dal cameriere Henry, si riuniscono a cena una volta al mese per dedicarsi con tutto il loro ingegno e la loro cultura alla risoluzione di un enigma – sono il personaggio (collettivo) che permette alla fantasia dello scrittore di confrontarsi con le sue piccole o grandi ossessioni. Spaziando tra la matematica e la musica, la storia e l'astronomia, la letteratura e la chimica, le tessere del puzzle si ricompongono inesorabilmente fino allo scioglimento del rebus, allo stesso tempo piegando la trama classica del giallo in un gioco continuo e imprevedibile di erudizione che rappresenta l'essenza del divertissement letterario secondo Asimov.

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