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Making Space: How the Brain Knows Where Things Are

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Jennifer M. Groh, "Making Space: How the Brain Knows Where Things Are"
English | ISBN: 0674863216 | 2014 | 218 pages | PDF | 5 MB

Making Space: How the Brain Knows Where Things Are
Knowing where things are seems effortless. Yet our brains devote tremendous computational power to figuring out the simplest details about spatial relationships. Going to the grocery store or finding our cell phone requires sleuthing and coordination across different sensory and motor domains. Making Space" traces this mental detective work to explain how the brain creates our sense of location. But it goes further, to make the case that spatial processing permeates all our cognitive abilities, and that the brain s systems for thinking about space may be the systems of thought itself. Our senses measure energy in the form of light, sound, and pressure on the skin, and our brains evaluate these measurements to make inferences about objects and boundaries. Jennifer Groh describes how eyes detect electromagnetic radiation, how the brain can locate sounds by measuring differences of less than one one-thousandth of a second in how long they take to reach each ear, and how the ear s balance organs help us monitor body posture and movement. The brain synthesizes all this neural information so that we can navigate three-dimensional space. But the brain s work doesn t end there. Spatial representations do double duty in aiding memory and reasoning. This is why it is harder to remember how to get somewhere if someone else is driving, and why, if we set out to do something and forget what it was, returning to the place we started can jog our memory. In making space the brain uses powers we did not know we have."
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The Legacy of Cornelius Cardew

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The Legacy of Cornelius Cardew by Tony Harris
2013 | ISBN: 140944810X | English | 217 pages | PDF | 6 MB

The Legacy of Cornelius Cardew
Cornelius Cardew is an enigma. Depending on which sources one consults he is either an influential and iconic figure of British musical culture or a marginal curiosity, a footnote to a misguided musical phenomenon. He is both praised for his uncompromising commitment to world-changing politics, and mocked for being blindly caught up in a maelstrom of naive political folly. His works are both widely lauded as landmark achievements of the British avant-garde and ridiculed as an archaic and irrelevant footnote to the established musical culture. Even the events of his death are shrouded in mystery and lack a sense of closure. As long ago as 1967, Morton Feldman cited Cardew as an influential figure, central to the future of modern music-making. The extent to which Cardew has been a central figure and a force for new ideas in music forms the backbone to this book. Harris demonstrates that Cardew was an original thinker, a charismatic leader, an able facilitator, and a committed activist. He argues that Cardew exerted considerable influence on numerous individuals and groups, but also demonstrates how the composer's significance has been variously underestimated, undermined and misrepresented. Cardew's diverse body of work and activity is here given coherence by their sharing in the values and principles that underpinned the composer's world view. The apparently disparate and contradictory episodes of Cardew's career are shown to be fused by a cohesive 'Cardew aesthetic' that permeates the man, his politics and his music.
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Dmitri Shostakovich: A Catalogue, Bibliography and Discography, 3rd edition

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Derek C. Hulme, "Dmitri Shostakovich: A Catalogue, Bibliography and Discography, 3rd edition"
English | ISBN: 081084432X, 0198162049 | 2002 | 493 pages | PDF | 7 MB

Dmitri Shostakovich: A Catalogue, Bibliography and Discography, 3rd edition
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-75) was one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century, and the first major Soviet composer. Derek Hulme's catalogue of the composer's works was first published privately in 1982. This second edition adds greatly to the information contained therein and brings it up to date. For each numbered work and all the known un-numbered compositions, Hulme provides a short description of the piece, and lists date of composition, dedicatee, forces the work employs, location of the autograph score, duration, arrangements of the work, premiere, an extensive list of recordings, and references to bibliography items where the piece is discussed in any detail. The entries are presented in order of opus number, with un-numbered compositions inserted appropriately within this chronological sequence. The catalogue is supplemented by a series of appendices, which includes a chronological chart of the composer's life and work and a discussion of the composer's monogram DSCH, a music motif based on his name that permeates his compositions. This edition contains a foreword by the composer's widow Irina Shostakovich.
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Dmitri Shostakovich: A Catalogue, Bibliography and Discography, 3rd edition

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Derek C. Hulme, "Dmitri Shostakovich: A Catalogue, Bibliography and Discography, 3rd edition"
English | ISBN: 081084432X, 0198162049 | 2002 | 493 pages | PDF | 7 MB

Dmitri Shostakovich: A Catalogue, Bibliography and Discography, 3rd edition
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-75) was one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century, and the first major Soviet composer. Derek Hulme's catalogue of the composer's works was first published privately in 1982. This second edition adds greatly to the information contained therein and brings it up to date. For each numbered work and all the known un-numbered compositions, Hulme provides a short description of the piece, and lists date of composition, dedicatee, forces the work employs, location of the autograph score, duration, arrangements of the work, premiere, an extensive list of recordings, and references to bibliography items where the piece is discussed in any detail. The entries are presented in order of opus number, with un-numbered compositions inserted appropriately within this chronological sequence. The catalogue is supplemented by a series of appendices, which includes a chronological chart of the composer's life and work and a discussion of the composer's monogram DSCH, a music motif based on his name that permeates his compositions. This edition contains a foreword by the composer's widow Irina Shostakovich.
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Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

Max Blumenthal, "Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel"
ISBN: 1568586345 | 2013 | EPUB/MOBI | 512 pages | 1 MB/2 MB
In Goliath, New York Times bestselling author Max Blumenthal takes us on a journey through the badlands and high roads of Israel-Palestine, painting a startling portrait of Israeli society under the siege of increasingly authoritarian politics as the occupation of the Palestinians deepens.

Beginning with the national elections carried out during Israel's war on Gaza in 2008-09, which brought into power the country's most right-wing government to date, Blumenthal tells the story of Israel in the wake of the collapse of the Oslo peace process.

As Blumenthal reveals, Israel has become a country where right-wing leaders like Avigdor Lieberman and Bibi Netanyahu are sacrificing democracy on the altar of their power politics; where the loyal opposition largely and passively stands aside and watches the organized assault on civil liberties; where state-funded Orthodox rabbis publish books that provide instructions on how and when to kill Gentiles; where half of Jewish youth declare their refusal to sit in a classroom with an Arab; and where mob violence targets Palestinians and African asylum seekers scapegoated by leading government officials as "demographic threats."

Immersing himself like few other journalists inside the world of hardline political leaders and movements, Blumenthal interviews the demagogues and divas in their homes, in the Knesset, and in the watering holes where their young acolytes hang out, and speaks with those political leaders behind the organized assault on civil liberties. As his journey deepens, he painstakingly reports on the occupied Palestinians challenging schemes of demographic separation through unarmed protest. He talks at length to the leaders and youth of Palestinian society inside Israel now targeted by security service dragnets and legislation suppressing their speech, and provides in-depth reporting on the small band of Jewish Israeli dissidents who have shaken off a conformist mindset that permeates the media, schools, and the military.

Through his far-ranging travels, Blumenthal illuminates the present by uncovering the ghosts of the past—the histories of Palestinian neighborhoods and villages now gone and forgotten; how that history has set the stage for the current crisis of Israeli society; and how the Holocaust has been turned into justification for occupation.

A brave and unflinching account of the real facts on the ground, Goliath is an unprecedented and compelling work of journalism.

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