Listen to Our World

Author: Bill Martin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442454733
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From beloved storytellers Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson and with shimmering illustrations by Caldecott Honor­ artist Melissa Sweet comes a celebration of the animals all around us! Squawk! Hiss! Grr! Roar! Big, small, black, brown—all kinds of animals make their home in our world. From the jungle to the mountains to your own backyard, listen and you just might hear the sounds they make!

Listen to Our World

Author: Bill Martin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442454725
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sleeping children dream about kangaroos hopping in the savanna, alligators gliding through the swamp, and other animals and their homes.

What to Listen for in the World

Author: Bruce Adolphe
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0879100850
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What is the nature of music and what is its meaning in our lives? How is it created? How can it be more fully understood and appreciated? These questions are explored here by a composer who has written music for Itzhak Perlman, the Beaux Arts Trio and the National Symphony Orchestra. With disciplined lyricism and entirely devoid of technical jargon, Bruce Adolphe's book probes into the heart of such matters as the role of memory and imagination in creative expression, the meaning of inspiration, spirituality in music, the challenge of arts education and how music communicates. The author, acclaimed for his pre-concert lectures for The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1992, also considers the work of composers such as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann and Ravel in a way that is both poetic and accessible, designed to get directly to the essence of their art.

Good Night Canada

Author: Adam Gamble
Publisher: Good Night Books
ISBN: 1602199027
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From the majestic Canadian Rockies to gushing Niagara Falls, this soothing nightime board book includes many of Canada's icons and scenic landmarks, including Stanley Park in Vancouver, icebergs in Newfoundland, streetcars in Toronto, Prince Edward Island, Bay of Fundy, British Columbia Parliament Buildings, Dinosaur Provincial Park, fishing boats, farms, wildlife, hockey, and so much more.

Whose Global Village

Author: Ramesh Srinivasan
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479821209
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the digital age, technology has shrunk the physical world into a “global village,” where we all seem to be connected as an online community as information travels to the farthest reaches of the planet with the click of a mouse. Yet while we think of platforms such as Twitter and Facebook as open and accessible to all, in reality, these are commercial entities developed primarily by and for the Western world. Considering how new technologies increasingly shape labor, economics, and politics, these tools often reinforce the inequalities of globalization, rarely reflecting the perspectives of those at the bottom of the digital divide. This book asks us to re-consider ‘whose global village’ we are shaping with the digital technology revolution today. Sharing stories of collaboration with Native Americans in California and New Mexico, revolutionaries in Egypt, communities in rural India, and others across the world, Ramesh Srinivasan urges us to re-imagine what the Internet, mobile phones, or social media platforms may look like when considered from the perspective of diverse cultures. Such collaborations can pave the way for a people-first approach toward designing and working with new technology worldwide. Whose Global Village seeks to inspire professionals, activists, and scholars alike to think about technology in a way that embraces the realities of communities too often relegated to the margins. We can then start to visualize a world where technologies serve diverse communities rather than just the Western consumer.

When the World Stopped to Listen

Author: Stuart Isacoff
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385352190
Format: PDF, ePub
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From the acclaimed author of A Natural History of the Piano, the captivating story of the 1958 international piano competition in Moscow, where, at the height of Cold War tensions, an American musician showed the potential of art to change the world. April of 1958--the Iron Curtain was at its heaviest, and the outcome of the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition seemed preordained. Nonetheless, as star musicians from across the globe descended on Moscow, an unlikely favorite emerged: Van Cliburn, a polite, lanky Texan whose passionate virtuosity captured the Russian spirit. This is the story of what unfolded that spring--for Cliburn and the other competitors, jurors, party officials, and citizens of the world who were touched by the outcome. It is a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most remarkable events in musical history, filled with political intrigue and personal struggle as artists strove for self-expression and governments jockeyed for prestige. And, at the core of it all: the value of artistic achievement, the supremacy of the heart, and the transcendent freedom that can be found, through music, even in the darkest moments of human history.

The Sound Book The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World

Author: Trevor Cox
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039324282X
Format: PDF, ePub
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“A lucid and passionate case for a more mindful way of listening. . . . Anyone who has ever clapped, hollered or yodeled at an echo will delight in [Cox’s] zestful curiosity.”—New York Times Trevor Cox is on a hunt for the sonic wonders of the world. A renowned expert who engineers classrooms and concert halls, Cox has made a career of eradicating bizarre and unwanted sounds. But after an epiphany in the London sewers, Cox now revels in exotic noises—creaking glaciers, whispering galleries, stalactite organs, musical roads, humming dunes, seals that sound like alien angels, and a Mayan pyramid that chirps like a bird. With forays into archaeology, neuroscience, biology, and design, Cox explains how sound is made and altered by the environment, how our body reacts to peculiar noises, and how these mysterious wonders illuminate sound’s surprising dynamics in everyday settings—from your bedroom to the opera house. The Sound Book encourages us to become better listeners in a world dominated by the visual and to open our ears to the glorious cacophony all around us.

Listen Love Repeat

Author: Karen Ehman
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310339685
Format: PDF, ePub
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Our culture is self-obsessed – in our schedules, relationships, and especially online. (Can you say selfie?) But in this near-narcissism, people are less content than in decades past. Why? Because we forgot the joy that comes from putting others first. Doing so requires us to live alert, listening for “heart drops,” hints from those in our lives who need a helping hand or a generous dose of encouragement. Living alert lifts our own spirits, showing us that blessing others blesses us even more. Listen, Love, Repeat offers biblical teaching and suggests doable actions that are simple, heart-tugging, sentimental, even sneaky and hilarious. This message: • Presents scriptural examples of those who lived alert, including Jesus, who noticed those who least expected to be seen. • Explains the role of good works for followers of Christ. They aren’t our ticket to heaven but they are our marching orders on earth. • Gives creative ideas for showing love to friends and family, and suggests practical ways to reach out to the lonely, the marginalized, the outcast, and the odd duck. Additionally, it helps you comfort the grieving, showing what you can do when you don’t know what to say. • Provides inspiration for blessing the “necessary people” in your life, those often-overlooked souls who help you get life done every day, and teaches you how to hug a porcupine by genuinely loving the hard-to-love. As we scatter love, we create a safe space where we can openly share the gospel. We get to see lives changed right before our eyes. Most importantly, Listen, Love, Repeat will enable you to live a life that is full of kind deeds, not to selfishly shout, “Hey! Look at me!” but to humbly implore, “Will you look at Him?”

Keep Marching

Author: Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 0316515558
Format: PDF, Docs
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A GROUNDBREAKING, DEFINITIVE WORK ON HOW TO BUILD WOMEN'S POWER "A perfect primer for women everywhere who want to take action-whether their heading to their first town hall meeting or running for office." -Cecile Richards, New York Times bestselling author of Make Trouble and President of Planned Parenthood "The book we all need to remind us why the fight against white supremacy and patriarchy will actually set us free." -Patrisse Khan-Cullors, cofounder of Black Lives Matter and New York Times bestselling author of When They Call You a Terrorist Keep Marching is a practical guide and highly researched examination of the barriers that hold women back-and how to overcome them. Author Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner--the executive director of MomsRising, and a keynote speaker at the 2017 Women's March in Washington, D.C.--presents compelling data, timeless action plans, thought-provoking stories, a proactive agenda for change, and inspiration for how women can create change in their everyday lives and in the country as a whole. This book provides proven tactics, policy solutions, and strategies any woman can use to build her power. DID YOU KNOW THAT: One in three women have experienced some form of sexual assault? When a group includes more women, its collective intelligence rises? The U.S. doesn't have paid family/medical leave but 177 other countries do? Keep Marching calls on all badass women for justice to come together and rise.

How to be Heard

Author: Julian Treasure
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 1633536726
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Learn communication skills secrets from one of the most successful TED Talks stars of all time Transform your communication skills: Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Renowned five time TED Talks speaker and author Julian Treasure reveals how to speak so that people listen – and how to listen so that people feel heard. As this leading sound expert demonstrates via interviews with world-class speakers, professional performers and CEOs atop their field, the secret lies in developing simple habits that can transform our communication skills, the quality of our relationships and our impact in the world. Effective speaking, listening, and understanding skills: How to be Heard includes never-before-seen exercises to develop your communication skills that are as effective at home as in the boardroom or conference call. Julian Treasure offers an inspiring vision for a sonorous world of effective speaking, listening and understanding. Communication skills secrets and tips discussed in How to be Heard include: • Sound affects us all: How to make it work for you and improve your wellbeing, effectiveness and happiness. Why listening matters. How listening and speaking affect one another. • The seven deadly sins of speaking and listening: And how to avoid them; the four cornerstones of powerful speaking and listening. • How to listen and why we don’t: Your listening filters, and how to use them. Five simple exercises to achieve conscious listening. Tips from great listeners. Inner listening. • Your voice: The instrument we all play, and how to play it beautifully. The power of your vocal toolbox and how to build your speaking power; tricks of great speakers; simple exercises and practices to develop your voice. • Saying what you mean: How to plan and structure content so you always hit the bullseye. Clean language. Secrets of rhetoric; great speeches unpacked; exercises and methods to achieve clarity, precision and impact. Five danger words to avoid. • Stagecraft: How to deliver a great talk. Practice, preparation, tools and aids, common mistakes and how to avoid them, stage presence - how to act and talk like a top professional speaker and win over any audience. The five most common errors and how to avoid them.