Description : Promote a better understanding of how bowing technique (function) merges with musical interpretation (style) to produce optimum results. This text addresses the elements of sound production, bowing technique, terminology, and musical interpretation---all with integrated teaching suggestions. The correlated workbook contains exercises, etudes, and excerpts for applied study. Appropriate for school ensembles thru college method classes.
Description : A study of the modern drug rehabilitation system follows the struggles of five addicts as they make their way through the complex maze of drug treatment and calls for an integrated approach that treats the root causes of drug abuse.
Description : This collection includes 3 steamy interracial romances featuring three different kinds of alpha male bad boys: an athlete, a billionaire, and an ex-military artist. All involve a second chance at a first love! Includes: 1) SCULPTOR - She has no idea what she's in for… When a stunning goddess crashes my art studio, demanding I take on a project for her when I'm still knee-deep in my current one, the answer should have been a firm no. Instead, I got firm elsewhere, and the next thing I know, I'm ready to do everything in my power to claim the innocent rich girl and make her mine. She wants to make demands? I've got some of my own. But we both might have bitten off more than we can chew… 2) FATED - Sweet, curvy Nina has been in love with her best friend, Brent, for years. She accepts being friend-zoned until one steamy, impulsive night changes everything between them. But then Brent suddenly vanishes from her life, leaving her alone, confused, and carrying around a huge secret. When she runs into Brent again, both of their lives have changed drastically, and now that her old best friend is a billionaire, she’s convinced he’ll never want her now that he can have any woman he desires, and especially once he finds out what she’s been hiding for years. But will Brent surprise her after all? Or will he toss her aside again, leaving her alone and broken once more? 3) PENALTY - Once superstar jock Abraham Stone notices shy Madison Mills, all hell breaks loose. He is determined to have her, finally deciding to shed his longtime, gold-digging girlfriend, Bethany, in favor of the quiet, unassuming nerd. But with Abe’s determined desire comes crippling unforeseen consequences. Jilted Bethany won’t go down without a vicious fight, and in the end, they’ll all pay for crossing paths, one way or another. Can the athletic alpha convince Madison he’s worth the cost? Tags: bwwm, black woman white man, instalove, virgin heroine, love triangle, multiracial, multicultural, multiethnic, mixed race, swirl relationship, possessive, dominant, special forces veteran, naija, nigerian, african american new adult girl, jealous, obsession, hot, first time, sexy stories, friend-to-lover, secret crush, rubenesque, big beautiful woman, chubby, african american girl, rich, wealthy, millionaire hero, secret baby, love stories, best friend, first love, one night stand, pregnancy, college football, quarterback, coed, good girl, boy next door, neighbors, bully ex-girlfriend, jealousy, angst, explicit, erotic, standalone, ebooks, novella, short novel reads, standalone, hea
Description : Originally published in 1958 and now available for the first time in paperback, this classic of modern military history tells the exciting true story of the fall of St. Lô, the first major objective of the invading American armies in Normandy in June of 1944. Although St. Lô was intended to be taken within days of the landing, stubborn German resistance postponed the town's fall until July 18. The author describes the bloody action that took place in the thirty days in between as he led his battalion-dubbed 'The Indestructible Clay Pigeons' -- through the daunting combat.
Description : The longtime "New Yorker" film critic gathers more than 175 movie reviews in this collection, covering releases from the period July 1985 to June 1988
Description : Revised and Updated, Featuring a New Case Study How do successful companies create products people can’t put down? Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us? Nir Eyal answers these questions (and many more) by explaining the Hook Model—a four-step process embedded into the products of many successful companies to subtly encourage customer behavior. Through consecutive “hook cycles,” these products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back again and again without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging. Hooked is based on Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a start-up founder—not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products. Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, start-up founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behavior. Eyal provides readers with: • Practical insights to create user habits that stick. • Actionable steps for building products people love. • Fascinating examples from the iPhone to Twitter, Pinterest to the Bible App, and many other habit-forming products.
Description : "What does it mean to get hooked by a work, whether a bestseller or a classic, a TV series or a painting in a museum? What is this aesthetic experience that makes us feel captivated? What do works of art do, and how, in particular, do they bind us to them? In "Hooked," Rita Felski builds an aesthetics premised on our attachments rather than our free agency and challenges the ethos of critical aloofness that is so much a part of modern intellectuals' self-image. The result is sure to be as widely read, and as controversial, as Felski's 2015 book, "The Limits of Critique." Felski looks at several "attachment devices." One of these is "attunement"--those affinities and stirrings that often fall below the threshold of consciousness. Why, for example, are we drawn to a painting or piece of music in ways we struggle to explain, while being left cold by others whose merits we duly acknowledge? Another attachment device is "identification"--a widespread response to fiction that is often invoked by critics but usually treated as synonymous with either identity or empathy. But Felski shows that identifying has no neat fit with identity categories, and it can trigger ethical, political, or intellectual affinities that have little to do with co-feeling. What people most commonly identify with, Felski argues, are characters who are alluring, arresting, or alive, not in spite of their aesthetic qualities but because of them. This kind of identification is not limited to naïve readers or over-invested viewers, but is also a defining aspect of what scholars in the humanities do. Relatedly, academic "interpretation" emerges here as another circuit of connection: critics forge ties to the works they explicate, the methods they use, the disciplinary identities they inhabit. "Hooked" returns us to the fundamentals of aesthetic experience, showing that the social meanings of artworks do not lie encrypted in their depths, within reach only of expert critics, but are generated within the embrace of captivated audiences"--
Description : Boyd explores over a century of American, British, and Canadian films containing fictional representations of drug use, the drug trade, and the war on drugs.