Guinness World Records 2015 Bonus Chapter
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Guinness World Records 2015 Bonus Chapter


  • Author: Guinness World Records
  • Release Date : 2014-09-16
  • Genre: Reference
  • File Size: 10653480 Bytes


Discover never-before-seen pictures and untold stories behind some of your favourite record-breakers in the GWR 2015: Bonus Chapter. This eBook goes hand in hand with your Guinness World Records 2015 annual. Meet awe-inspiring people and animals, see how records are set, relive record-breaking FIFA World Cup 2014 moments, and put your GWR knowledge to the test in our brand-new superlatives quiz....

Lost in Shangri-La
Score: 4
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Lost in Shangri-La


  • Author: Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Release Date : 2011-04-26
  • Genre: Military
  • File Size: 14969567 Bytes


A New York Times bestseller and the winner of the Winship/PEN New England Award, Lost in Shangri-La is “a truly incredible adventure” (New York Times Book Review) about three brave survivors of a WWII plane crash in the jungle.   On May 13, 1945, twenty-four American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea. Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton’s bestselling novel Lost Horizon, this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals.   But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three pass...

World Music  Africa  Europe and the Middle East
Score: 3
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World Music Africa Europe and the Middle East


  • Author : Frederick Dorian
  • Publisher : Rough Guides
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1858286352


World Music Africa Europe and the Middle East Book Description :

Divided by region and subregion, this volume examines the indigenous music of different countries, its current status, major performers, and special instruments....

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music


  • Author : Timothy Rice
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-25
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351544269


The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Book Description :

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Popular Music and Human Rights

Popular Music and Human Rights


  • Author : Professor Ian Peddie
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2013-01-28
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409494485


Popular Music and Human Rights Book Description :

Popular music has long understood that human rights, if attainable at all, involve a struggle without end. The right to imagine an individual will, the right to some form of self-determination, and the right to self-legislation have long been at the forefront of popular music's approach to human rights. In Eastern Europe, where states often tried to control music, the hundreds of thousands of Estonians who gathered in Tallinn between 1987 and 1991 are a part of the "singing revolutions" that encouraged a sense of national consciousness, which had years earlier been crushed when Soviet policy declared Baltic folk music dead and ordered its replacement with mass song. Examples of this nature, where music has the power to enlighten, to mobilize, and per...

Exploring the World of Music

Exploring the World of Music


  • Author : Dorothea E. Hast
  • Publisher : Kendall Hunt
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0787271543


Exploring the World of Music Book Description :

Music and music theory including, frequency, amplitude, duration, timbre, natural enviornment (Bosnian, Ganga, Becarac, Australia, Papua, New Guinea, spirit world, Tuvan; modern urban music, modern minstrels, rap music, transformative power of music, contra dance music, healing music (Kung healing ceremony); political power music (national anthems, protest and resistance); labor movement music, civil rights movement music; toptical songs in the United States; music and memory; much more....

World Music

World Music


  • Author : Richard Nidel
  • Publisher : Theatre Arts Books
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0415968003


World Music Book Description :

World Music: The Basics gives a concise introduction to popular musical styles found around the world. Organized alphabetically by region and then by country, it provides essential background information on the cultural and musical history of each area. Styles featured include: Celtic Dijeridou Bossa Nova Reggae Bluegrass Covering key artists and recordings and with guides to further listening, this is the perfect introduction for the student, scholar or general listener....

World Music  A Global Journey

World Music A Global Journey


  • Author : Terry E. Miller
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2016-12-19
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317434375


World Music A Global Journey Book Description :

World Music: A Global Journey, Fourth Edition takes students around the world to experience the diversity of musical expression and cultural traditions. It is known for its breadth in surveying the world's major cultures in a systematic study of world music within a strong pedagogical framework. As one would prepare for any journey, each chapter starts with background preparation, reviewing the historical, cultural, and musical overview of the region. Visits to multiple "sites" within a region provide in-depth studies of varied musical traditions. Music analysis begins with an experiential "first impression" of the music, followed by an "aural analysis" of the sound and prominent musical elements. Finally, students are invited to consider the cultura...

The Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

The Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music


  • Author : Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-02-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136095948


The Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Book Description :

This book is about the gender dimensions of natural resource exploitation and management, with a focus on Asia. It explores the uneasy negotiations between theory, policy and practice that are often evident within the realm of gender, environment and natural resource management, especially where gender is understood as a political, negotiated and contested element of social relationships. It offers a critical feminist perspective on gender relations and natural resource management in the context of contemporary policy concerns: decentralized governance, the elimination of poverty and the mainstreaming of gender. Through a combination of strong conceptual argument and empirical material from a variety of political economic and ecological contexts (inc...

The No nonsense Guide to World Music

The No nonsense Guide to World Music


  • Author : Louise Gray
  • Publisher : New Internationalist
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781906523121


The No nonsense Guide to World Music Book Description :

A look behind the catch-all term 'world music' aiming to explore the reasons for the contemporary interest in world music, who its audience is and why it has become such a popular genre. Through chapters on the many different genres that make up this multi-faceted area, the case for music as a powerful harmonising tool is aptly put forward....

World Music
Score: 3
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World Music


  • Author : Terry E. Miller
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-07-24
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136520525


World Music Book Description :

Authors Terry E. Miller and Andrew Shahriari take students around the world to experience the diversity of musical expression. World Music: A Global Journey, now in its third edition, is known for its breadth in surveying the world’s major cultures in a systematic study of world music within a strong pedagogical framework. As one prepares for any travel, each chapter starts with background preparation, reviewing the historical, cultural, and musical overview of the region. Visits to multiple ‘sites’ within a region provide in-depth studies of varied musical traditions. Music analysis begins with an experimental "first impression" of the music, followed by an "aural analysis" of the sound and prominent musical elements. Finally, students are inv...