Lament from Epirus An Odyssey into Europe s Oldest Surviving Folk Music

Lament from Epirus  An Odyssey into Europe s Oldest Surviving Folk Music
Author: Christopher C. King
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-05-29
ISBN: 039324900X
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lament from Epirus An Odyssey into Europe s Oldest Surviving Folk Music Book Excerpt:

A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2018 In the tradition of Patrick Leigh Fermor and Geoff Dyer, a Grammy-winning producer discovers a powerful and ancient folk music tradition. In a gramophone shop in Istanbul, renowned record collector Christopher C. King uncovered some of the strangest—and most hypnotic—sounds he had ever heard. The 78s were immensely moving, seeming to tap into a primal well of emotion inaccessible through contemporary music. The songs, King learned, were from Epirus, an area straddling southern Albania and northwestern Greece and boasting a folk tradition extending back to the pre-Homeric era. To hear this music is to hear the past. Lament from Epirus is an unforgettable journey into a musical obsession, which traces a unique genre back to the roots of song itself. As King hunts for two long-lost virtuosos—one of whom may have committed a murder—he also tells the story of the Roma people who pioneered Epirotic folk music and their descendants who continue the tradition today. King discovers clues to his most profound questions about the function of music in the history of humanity: What is the relationship between music and language? Why do we organize sound as music? Is music superfluous, a mere form of entertainment, or could it be a tool for survival? King’s journey becomes an investigation into song and dance’s role as a means of spiritual healing—and what that may reveal about music’s evolutionary origins.

The Time Traveler s Guide to Medieval England

The Time Traveler s Guide to Medieval England
Author: Ian Mortimer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-12-29
ISBN: 9781439149140
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Time Traveler s Guide to Medieval England Book Excerpt:

The past is a foreign country. This is your guidebook. A time machine has just transported you back to the fourteenth century. What do you see? How do you dress? How do you earn a living and how much are you paid? What sort of food will you be offered by a peasant or a monk or a lord? And more important, where will you stay? The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England is not your typical look at a historical period. This radical new approach shows us that the past is not just something to be studied; it is also something to be lived. All facets of everyday life in this fascinating period are revealed, from the horrors of the plague and war to the ridiculous excesses of roasted larks and medieval haute couture. Through the use of daily chronicles, letters, household accounts, and poems of the day, Morti-mer transports you back in time, providing answers to questions typically ignored by traditional historians. You will learn how to greet people on the street, what to use as toilet paper, why a physician might want to taste your blood, and how to know whether you are coming down with leprosy. From the first step on the road to the medieval city of Exeter, through meals of roast beaver and puffin, Mortimer re-creates this strange and complex period of history. Here, the lives of serf, merchant, and aristocrat are illuminated with re-markable detail in this engaging literary journey. The result is the most astonishing social history book you're ever likely to read: revolutionary in its concept, informative and entertaining in its detail, and startling for its portrayal of humanity in an age of violence, exuberance, and fear.

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By
Author: Hank Davis
Publsiher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-01-16
ISBN: 1625793537
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

As Time Goes By Book Excerpt:

_Loves not times fool,Ó Shakespeare wrote, though he might have added that men and women can be both love and times fools. For time and love are universally experienced, yet mysterious and only dimly understood. Heres a collection of stories with both transcendental mysteries in high gear, as lovers, happy and otherwise, are caught in bizarre twists of time. On hand to twist time into pretzel shapes, if not into Moebius strips, are best-selling and award-winning authors such as Poul Anderson, John Wyndham, Christopher Priest, Richard McKenna, Michael Swanwick, Charlie Jane Anders, Tony Daniel, Sarah A. Hoyt, and more, as cupid hops aboard a time machine and the course of true love not only may not run smooth, but may run backwards and even sideways. Includes stories by Richard McKenna (Nebula Award winning story), author of the award-winning novel The Sand Pebbles; John Wyndham, author of the mega-bestseller The Day of the Triffids; multiple-award winning author Poul Anderson, multiple award-winner Christopher Priest, author of The Prestige (BSFA Award winning novel); Charlie Jane Anders (Hugo Award winning story which is currently being developed for TV); Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award winning author Michael Swanwick; Hugo Award finalist and Asimovs Readers Choice Award winner Tony Daniel; Prometheus Award winner Sarah A. Hoyt; and more.

The Time Traveler s Travelogue

The Time Traveler s Travelogue
Author: H. G. Wells,William Hope Hodgson,Mark Twain,H. P. Lovecraft,Abraham Merritt
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 1041
Release: 2018-08-05
ISBN: 8026896920
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Time Traveler s Travelogue Book Excerpt:

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Time Traveler's Travelogue" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: H. G. Wells: The Time Machine William Hope Hodgson: The Night Land Mark Twain: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court H. P. Lovecraft: The Shadow out of Time Abraham Merritt: The Ship of Ishtar

The Time Traveler s Lament

The Time Traveler s Lament
Author: Keith McWalter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Time Traveler s Lament Book Excerpt:

Compiled from Keith McWalter's long-running essay and opinion blog, Mortal Coil, these essays span the period from the summer of 2018 through the end of 2020. Trump, Covid, the first moon landing, the lasting rituals of family meals, the prescient genius of mid-century disaster fiction, the nature of duty, and the sudden loss of cherished places -- these are among the topics explored in these incisive meditations on life in uncertain times.

The Louder Song

The Louder Song
Author: Aubrey Sampson
Publsiher: NavPress
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN: 1631469037
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Louder Song Book Excerpt:

Lament helps us hear God’s louder song. When you’re in the midst of suffering, you want answers for the unanswerable, resolutions to the unresolvable. You want to tie up pain in a pretty little package and hide it under the bed, taking it out only when you feel strong enough to face it. But grief won’t be contained. Grief disobeys. Grief explodes. In one breath, you may be able to say that God’s got this and all will be well. In the next, you might descend into fatalism. No pretending. Here, you are raw before God, an open wound. There is a pathway through this suffering. It’s not easy, but God will use it to lead you toward healing. This path is called lament. Lament leads us between the Already and the Not Yet. Lament minds the gap between current hopelessness and coming hope. Lament anticipates new creation but also acknowledges the painful reality of now. Lament recognizes the existence of evil and suffering—without any sugarcoating—while simultaneously declaring that suffering will not have the final say. In the midst of your darkest times, you will discover that lament leads you back to a place of hope—not because lamenting does anything magical, but because God sings a louder song than suffering ever could, a song of renewal and restoration.

Time Travelers

Time Travelers
Author: Adelene Buckland,Sadiah Qureshi
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2020-05-11
ISBN: 022667679X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Travelers Book Excerpt:

The Victorians, perhaps more than any Britons before them, were diggers and sifters of the past. Though they were not the first to be fascinated by history, the intensity and range of their preoccupations with the past were unprecedented and of lasting importance. The Victorians paved the way for our modern disciplines, discovered the primeval monsters we now call the dinosaurs, and built many of Britain’s most important national museums and galleries. To a large degree, they created the perceptual frameworks through which we continue to understand the past. Out of their discoveries, new histories emerged, giving rise to fresh debates, while seemingly well-known histories were thrown into confusion by novel tools and methods of scrutiny. If in the eighteenth century the study of the past had been the province of a handful of elites, new technologies and economic development in the nineteenth century meant that the past, in all its brilliant detail, was for the first time the property of the many, not the few. Time Travelers is a book about the myriad ways in which Victorians approached the past, offering a vivid picture of the Victorian world and its historical obsessions.

Time Traveler

Time Traveler
Author: Michael Novacek
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2003-03-15
ISBN: 1429935731
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Traveler Book Excerpt:

Hunting for fossils with a preeminent guide and teacher Michael Novacek, a world-renowned paleontologist who has discovered important fossils on virtually every continent, is an authority on patterns of evolution and on the relationships among extinct and extant organisms. Time Traveler is his captivating account of how his boyhood enthusiasm for dinosaurs became a lifelong commitment to vanguard science. He takes us with him as he discovers fossils in his own backyard in Los Angeles, then goes looking for them in the high Andes, the black volcanic mountains of Yemen, and the incredibly rich fossil badlands of the Gobi desert. Wherever Novacek goes he searches for still undiscovered evidence of what life was like on Earth millions of years ago. Along the way he has almost drowned, been stung by deadly scorpions, been held at gunpoint by a renegade army, and nearly choked in raging dust storms. Fieldwork is very demanding in a host of unusual, dramatic, sometimes hilarious ways, and Novacek writes of its alluring perils with affection and discernment. But Time Traveler also makes sense of many complex themes - about dinosaur evolution, continental drift, mass extinctions, new methods for understanding ancient environments, and the evolutionary secrets of DNA in fossil organisms. It is also an enthralling adventure story.

Tesla s Time Travelers

Tesla s Time Travelers
Author: Tim Black
Publsiher: Untreed Reads
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN: 161187596X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tesla s Time Travelers Book Excerpt:

American history teacher Nathan Greene looked at his bulletin board. How did Benedict Arnold become the second president of the United States? And who the heck was Shippen Jefferson? Where were John Adams and John Quincy Adams? Shaken, Greene pulled down his map of the United States. He scanned the map: no major changes. “Mr. Greene,” Victor Bridges called out. “Tennessee is missing!’ Greene’s jaw dropped. Where Tennessee had once proudly been, there was now “Franklin.” Had Greene and his high school students inadvertently changed history with their field trip to the Philadelphia of 1776? There had been no such repercussions the previous spring when Greene took his class to Ford’s Theater for the fateful performance of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater on the evening of April 14, 1865. That spring trip had been such a success that his students fell in love with history and begged for another trip for their junior year. But somehow the Philadelphia field trip had caused a “butterfly effect” in the historical timeline evicting John Adams and John Quincy from the White House and erasing the prominence of the Adams family from American history. The ghost of Harvard Historian Henry Brooks Adams, great-grandson of John Adams, was pitching a fit and now Greene was facing an inquiry by a panel of dead historians led by Thucydides himself. Greene was beginning to rue the day he purchased a strange box at a rummage sale at the Cassadaga Hotel, the cosmic center of Cassadaga, Florida, “The Psychic Capital of the World,” and home to scores of psychics and mediums and a plethora of phantasms, including an overabundance of the ghosts of forgotten historians from Henry Adams to Howard Zinn. How was Greene to know that the box he bought was a duplicate of Pandora’s? How was he to know that the box contained Nikola Tesla’s prototype for a time travel device that jealous rival Thomas Alva Edison had stolen from the Serbian-born inventor and hidden in the basement of the Cassadaga Hotel shortly after “The Wizard of Menlo Park” received an honorary degree from nearby Rollins College in February of 1930? Tesla’s assembly instructions were a snap to follow, and the initial field trip had gone so well that Greene decided to try a fall field trip to colonial Philadelphia. But something had gone wrong; what had they done? Therein lies the tale.

Apocalypse and Science Fiction

Apocalypse and Science Fiction
Author: Frederick A. Kreuziger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 247
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Apocalypse and Science Fiction Book Excerpt:

Jerusalem 1900

Jerusalem 1900
Author: Vincent Lemire
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-04-21
ISBN: 022618837X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jerusalem 1900 Book Excerpt:

Perhaps the most contested patch of earth in the world, Jerusalem’s Old City experiences consistent violent unrest between Israeli and Palestinian residents, with seemingly no end in sight. Today, Jerusalem’s endless cycle of riots and arrests appears intractable—even unavoidable—and it looks unlikely that harmony will ever be achieved in the city. But with Jerusalem 1900, historian Vincent Lemire shows us that it wasn’t always that way, undoing the familiar notion of Jerusalem as a lost cause and revealing a unique moment in history when a more peaceful future seemed possible. In this masterly history, Lemire uses newly opened archives to explore how Jerusalem’s elite residents of differing faiths cooperated through an intercommunity municipal council they created in the mid-1860s to administer the affairs of all inhabitants and improve their shared city. These residents embraced a spirit of modern urbanism and cultivated a civic identity that transcended religion and reflected the relatively secular and cosmopolitan way of life of Jerusalem at the time. These few years would turn out to be a tipping point in the city’s history—a pivotal moment when the horizon of possibility was still open, before the council broke up in 1934, under British rule, into separate Jewish and Arab factions. Uncovering this often overlooked diplomatic period, Lemire reveals that the struggle over Jerusalem was not historically inevitable—and therefore is not necessarily intractable. Jerusalem 1900 sheds light on how the Holy City once functioned peacefully and illustrates how it might one day do so again.

The Literary Galaxy of Star Trek

The Literary Galaxy of Star Trek
Author: James F. Broderick
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2006-04-04
ISBN: 0786425717
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Literary Galaxy of Star Trek Book Excerpt:

How is the android Data like Shakespeare's character Hamlet? Is the vengeful Khan (original series episode "Space Seed" and the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) an echo of Captain Ahab in Moby Dick? The links between Star Trek and literature are vast: themes and characters that reflect those in classic literature; characters that quote literature in their dialog; and an enormous body of nonfiction books, novels, articles that have grown from the saga. Finally, like literature, Star Trek seeks to help in the human endeavor of understanding the world and its place in the universe. This book explores all of those connections. The Next Generation's Captain Picard frequently quotes Shakespeare. Captain Janeway from Voyager reenacts literature in holodeck novels. Jake Sisko, son of Deep Space Nine's Commander Benjamin Sisko, becomes an award-winning writer. Beginning with Captain James T. Kirk's first appearance in the original series, then continuing through four subsequent series and ten movies, this book draws parallels between Star Trek stories and literary classics such as Hamlet, Paradise Lost, Ulysses, Dracula, and the New Testament, and works by the likes of Booker T. Washington, Edgar Allan Poe and William Shakespeare. Appendices list the literary works discussed and the episodes and movies mentioned, each giving the chapters where references can be found.

Time Is a Traveler

Time Is a Traveler
Author: D. Davis Turner
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2008-06-11
ISBN: 1434386481
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Is a Traveler Book Excerpt:

In "answering her questions" Myles Covington, the main character has experienced many of the things others have in life but never talk about. Because there was always something he had to tell his little girl "Myles" accumulated notes and found himself answering her questions in great depth. In the seventh chapter "The move down south" you will laugh and you will cry. Most of all you will think of how the uncanny truth lends itself to fantasy. That is what makes the journey with Myles a trip to remember. The author understands that not only is he satisfying the curiosity of a child but that he is also leaving a legacy by giving the family name a place in history.

A Daughter s Lament

A Daughter s Lament
Author: Lee Gander
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2022-07-12
ISBN: 1666745987
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Daughter s Lament Book Excerpt:

What if the doctor who had saved your child’s life from a previously hopeless terminal condition had never been born—could have been born, but was aborted? Would knowing that your child could have been saved change your perspective on abortion? In A Daughter’s Lament, Grace almost loses her child, Piper, to just such an illness and learns the true value of every conceived child. Share Grace and Piper’s story as they discover through a “dream doctor” how just one life can affect the endless generations to come.

An Environmental History of Latin America

An Environmental History of Latin America
Author: Shawn William Miller
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007-08-27
ISBN: 1316224325
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Environmental History of Latin America Book Excerpt:

A narration of the mutually mortal historical contest between humans and nature in Latin America. Covering a period that begins with Amerindian civilizations and concludes in the region's present urban agglomerations, the work offers an original synthesis of the current scholarship on Latin America's environmental history and argues that tropical nature played a central role in shaping the region's historical development. Human attitudes, populations, and appetites, from Aztec cannibalism to more contemporary forms of conspicuous consumption, figure prominently in the story. However, characters such as hookworms, whales, hurricanes, bananas, dirt, butterflies, guano, and fungi make more than cameo appearances. Recent scholarship has overturned many of our egocentric assumptions about humanity's role in history. Seeing Latin America's environmental past from the perspective of many centuries illustrates that human civilizations, ancient and modern, have been simultaneously more powerful and more vulnerable than previously thought.

Lamentations

Lamentations
Author: Federico G. Villanueva
Publsiher: Langham Global Library
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-07-31
ISBN: 1783681918
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lamentations Book Excerpt:

The book of Lamentations cannot be truly appreciated without knowing suffering and the agony that follows tragic experiences. In this commentary Dr. Federico Villanueva relates the experience of his fellow country men and women in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda to the experience of the Jewish people after the destruction of Judah and the city of Jerusalem by the Babylonians. By drawing these parallels the author hopes that together we will read Lamentations in collective solidarity with a suffering people.

Jeremiah Lamentations

Jeremiah  Lamentations
Author: J. Jeffery Tyler
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2018-05-29
ISBN: 083088730X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jeremiah Lamentations Book Excerpt:

The prophetic ministry of Jeremiah took place during a chaotic time for the people of Israel. Reflecting on these verses, Reformation commentators heard not only hope for the renewal of Israel, but prophetic promise for the coming of the Messiah. In this RCS volume J. Jeffery Tyler guides readers through a diversity of early modern commentary on the books of Jeremiah and Lamentations.

Forgive Me Bobby

Forgive Me  Bobby
Author: David L. Britt
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2013-08-26
ISBN: 9781492181453
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgive Me Bobby Book Excerpt:

In present day Chicago a theoretical physicist realizes the ages-old dream of building a time machine. Guarding himself and his career from probable ridicule, he proceeds in secret. Even after he has successfully tested his theory and device he jealously retains control of the project until he can satisfy his own personal and scientific curiosity. Determined not to create paradox by meddling in the past, he travels to 1924 Chicago and finds himself inexorably drawn to intervene in the Leopold and Loeb kidnapping and murder case, with unexpected and unintended results. Chastened, he nonetheless yields to the scientific principle of a balanced and complete experiment by traveling to the near future. There he finds out things about himself and his work that are difficult to accept. Subsequently, he finds that his beloved machine can even be an instrument of temporary resurrection. Forced to decide between sharing his discovery and burying it, he comes face to face with personal issues of guilt and the need for forgiveness.

Chronicles

Chronicles
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chronicles Book Excerpt:

The Fourth Dimension

The Fourth Dimension
Author: Dayalanand Roy
Publsiher: Brown Walker Press
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2021
ISBN: 1599426226
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fourth Dimension Book Excerpt:

Einstein shocked the world by revealing that time can be different for different observers. This book offers a possible explanation of why it is so. It offers a never-attempted-before approach to understand the secret of time. As we all know, there is an intimate relationship between time and age of objects. But what is this relationship? The author dives deep into the possible relationships between time and age of objects- animate or inanimate- and, in turn, emerges with a novel concept of time- time is a measurement of age. The book proposes that time is acquired by age, not required for it; and thus, time is an acquired property of objects. The author also proposes that just as length, width and height are the measurements of physical extensions of objects (their three spatial dimensions) and not any independent entities; time too, being the measurement of their age, is not independent of objects. In this sense, time seems to be the fourth dimension of objects instead of space. The book attempts to justify its hypothesis by testing its compatibility with Theory of Relativity. Also discussed is the meaning of the so called passage of time and the arrow of time on the basis of the model of time proposed here. The meaning of the much debated concept of time-travel is thoroughly discussed here and it is proposed that this concept, in the sense that we usually take, is a myth. Even if you can manage to reach your future by overcoming all technological limitations (as we all know, theory of relativity allows it), all your friends will be there with you, witnessing the same future. The only difference will be- your clocks will not agree with those of your friends.