The Prodigy: The Official Story - Electronic Punks by Martin Roach,The Prodigy

The Prodigy: The Official Story - Electronic Punks
  • Title : The Prodigy: The Official Story - Electronic Punks
  • Author : Martin Roach,The Prodigy
  • Publisher : John Blake Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1784189642
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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THE PRODIGY have sold 25 million records and single-handedly reinvented the crossover between dance and rock music, with legendary songs such as 'Firestarter', 'Omen' and 'Breathe'. However, long before they became a stadium-filling rock monster, The Prodigy were prowling the underground of the UK rave scene, first as a blistering demo of tunes by the 'prodigious' teenage Liam Howlett, then latterly with their breakthrough masterpiece, Music For The Jilted Generation.Martin Roach was present throughout the band's early years and documented their rise from the underground into the bright lights of music superstardom. Containing hours and hours of exclusive interviews, the book chronicles the band's early years in minute detail, speaking to each band member and all the key players along the way.With a new introduction by Liam Howlett putting this classic early phase in the context of their historically important career, this book is a must-buy for the millions of Prodigy fans eager to learn about the band's formative days.


The Prodigy by Martin Roach

The Prodigy
  • Title : The Prodigy
  • Author : Martin Roach
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781906191177
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Originating from a thriving rave scene, The Prodigy have become the most successful hard dance band ever. This official history contains extensive interviews with the band, many previously unpublished photographs and a full discography.


The Encyclopedia of Popular Music: Morricone, Ennio - Rich Kids by Colin Larkin

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music: Morricone, Ennio - Rich Kids
  • Title : The Encyclopedia of Popular Music: Morricone, Ennio - Rich Kids
  • Author : Colin Larkin
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Containing 27,000 entries and over 6,000 new entries, the online edition of the Encyclopedia of Popular Music includes 50% more material than the Third Edition. Featuring a broad musical scope covering popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music, the Encyclopedia also offers thousands of additional entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system.


The Prodigy by Martin Roach

The Prodigy
  • Title : The Prodigy
  • Author : Martin Roach
  • Publisher : Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781897783047
  • Pages : 147
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A biography of the hard dance band, The Prodigy. This official history contains lengthy and extensive interviews with the band, exclusive and previously unpublished photographs from the band's own personal albums, and a full discography.


The Prodigy: The Official Story - Electronic Punks by Martin Roach

The Prodigy: The Official Story - Electronic Punks
  • Title : The Prodigy: The Official Story - Electronic Punks
  • Author : Martin Roach
  • Publisher : Bonnier Zaffre
  • ISBN Code : 1784189642
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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THE PRODIGY have sold 25 million records and single-handedly reinvented the crossover between dance and rock music, with legendary songs such as 'Firestarter', 'Omen' and 'Breathe'. However, long before they became a stadium-filling rock monster, The Prodigy were prowling the underground of the UK rave scene, first as a blistering demo of tunes by the 'prodigious' teenage Liam Howlett, then latterly with their breakthrough masterpiece, Music For The Jilted Generation.Martin Roach was present throughout the band's early years and documented their rise from the underground into the bright lights of music superstardom. Containing hours and hours of exclusive interviews, the book chronicles the band's early years in minute detail, speaking to each band member and all the key players along the way.With a new introduction by Liam Howlett putting this classic early phase in the context of their historically important career, this book is a must-buy for the millions of Prodigy fans eager to learn about the band's formative days.


The Encyclopedia of Popular Music: Selected Albums. Bibliographies by Colin Larkin

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music: Selected Albums. Bibliographies
  • Title : The Encyclopedia of Popular Music: Selected Albums. Bibliographies
  • Author : Colin Larkin
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Containing 27,000 entries and over 6,000 new entries, the online edition of the Encyclopedia of Popular Music includes 50% more material than the Third Edition. Featuring a broad musical scope covering popular music of all genres and periods from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music, the Encyclopedia also offers thousands of additional entries covering popular music genres, trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system.


The Prodigy by Martin James

The Prodigy
  • Title : The Prodigy
  • Author : Martin James
  • Publisher : Trafalgar Square
  • ISBN Code : 9780091860882
  • Pages : 181
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Written with the cooperation of Liam Howlett, this biography of The Prodigy charts their rise from Essex ravers to festival headliners and international stars.


Prodigy by Martin James

Prodigy
  • Title : Prodigy
  • Author : Martin James
  • Publisher : Sanctuary Pub Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9781860743566
  • Pages : 315
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This book is a collaboration between the band and their personal friend, Martin James.


An Economic Approach to the Plagiarism of Music by Samuel Cameron

An Economic Approach to the Plagiarism of Music
  • Title : An Economic Approach to the Plagiarism of Music
  • Author : Samuel Cameron
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 3030421090
  • Pages : 141
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is an economic analysis of plagiarism in music, focusing on social efficiency and questions of inequity in the revenue of authors/artists. The organisation into central chapters on the traditional literary aspect of composition and the technocratic problem of ‘sampling’ will help clarify disputes about social efficiency and equity. It will also be extremely helpful as an expository method where the text is used in courses on the music business. These issues have been explored to a great extent in other areas of musical content—notably piracy, copying and streaming. Therefore it is extremely helpful to exclude consumer use of musical content from the discussion to focus solely on the production side. This book also looks at the policy options in terms of the welfare economics of policy analysis.


Forthcoming Books by Rose Arny

Forthcoming Books
  • Title : Forthcoming Books
  • Author : Rose Arny
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Whitewash by Harold Weisberg

Whitewash
  • Title : Whitewash
  • Author : Harold Weisberg
  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • ISBN Code : 9781626361102
  • Pages : 232
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Harold Weisberg’s Whitewash was originally self-published in 1965, at a time when few publishing houses would consider a book challenging the Warren Report. Written in Harold’s fiercely passionate yet scrupulously honest style, and relying on the government’s own evidence and documentation, Whitewash destroys the Warren Commission’s claims about Oswald and shows that the Commission knowingly engaged in a cover-up. Weisberg diligently researched the government’s unpublished evidence and played a major role in forcing disclosures via the Freedom of Information Act. A watershed publication and one that established the author as one of the premier JFK assassination researchers, Whitewash (as well as the subsequent books in the Whitewash series) has become of the essential assassination publications, and nearly five decades later his work has lost none of its bite.


Music on the Move by Danielle Fosler-Lussier

Music on the Move
  • Title : Music on the Move
  • Author : Danielle Fosler-Lussier
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN Code : 0472054503
  • Pages : 322
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Music is a mobile art. When people move to faraway places, whether by choice or by force, they bring their music along. Music creates a meaningful point of contact for individuals and for groups; it can encourage curiosity and foster understanding; and it can preserve a sense of identity and comfort in an unfamiliar or hostile environment. As music crosses cultural, linguistic, and political boundaries, it continually changes. While human mobility and mediation have always shaped music-making, our current era of digital connectedness introduces new creative opportunities and inspiration even as it extends concerns about issues such as copyright infringement and cultural appropriation. With its innovative multimodal approach, Music on the Move invites readers to listen and engage with many different types of music as they read. The text introduces a variety of concepts related to music’s travels—with or without its makers—including colonialism, migration, diaspora, mediation, propaganda, copyright, and hybridity. The case studies represent a variety of musical genres and styles, Western and non-Western, concert music, traditional music, and popular music. Highly accessible, jargon-free, and media-rich, Music on the Move is suitable for students as well as general-interest readers.


Army of She by Evelyn McDonnell

Army of She
  • Title : Army of She
  • Author : Evelyn McDonnell
  • Publisher : AtRandom
  • ISBN Code : 0679647007
  • Pages : 128
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Wearing thick glasses, speaking in her thick Icelandic accent, and, well, seeming a touch thick, Bjork stormed the public consciousness in 2000 as an unlikely heroine in the experimental musical film Dancer In the Dark. Army of She is an in-depth look at the woman who first took the public stage twenty-three years ago, analyzing her rise from child prodigy to punk anarchist to New Wave novelty (as member of the Sugarcubes) to hit soloist to film star.


Turn Up the Strobe by Ian Shirley

Turn Up the Strobe
  • Title : Turn Up the Strobe
  • Author : Ian Shirley
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781909454637
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Turn Up The Strobe tells the story of two of the Twentieth Century's most vital artists - Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty - and those who understood them. A story of success, fear, ego, power, graffiti, house music, independence, control, disaster, the Roland TR-808, love, sheep, marketing, God, death, 12' vinyl records, escape, freedom, populism, a Ford Galaxie and the money and fame all of these things attract.


The Value of Popular Music by Alison Stone

The Value of Popular Music
  • Title : The Value of Popular Music
  • Author : Alison Stone
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319465449
  • Pages : 294
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this book, Alison Stone argues that popular music since rock-‘n’-roll is a unified form of music which has positive value. That value is that popular music affirms the importance of materiality and the body, challenging the long-standing Western elevation of the intellect above all things corporeal. Stone also argues that popular music’s stress on materiality gives it aesthetic value, drawing on ideas from the post-Kantian tradition in aesthetics by Hegel, Adorno, and others. She shows that popular music gives importance to materiality in its typical structure: in how music of this type handles the relations between matter and form, the relations between sounds and words, and in how it deals with rhythm, meaning, and emotional expression. Extensive use is made of musical examples from a wide range of popular music genres. This book is distinctive in that it defends popular music on philosophical grounds, particularly informed by the continental tradition in philosophy.


Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

Freak the Mighty
  • Title : Freak the Mighty
  • Author : Rodman Philbrick
  • Publisher : Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 1409591050
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Max is used to being called Stupid. And he is used to everyone being scared of him. On account of his size and looking like his dad. Kevin is used to being called Dwarf. On account of his size and being some cripple kid. But greatness comes in all sizes, and together Max and Kevin become Freak The Mighty and walk high above the world. An inspiring, heartbreaking, multi-award winning international bestseller.


The Virgin Encyclopedia of Nineties Music by Colin Larkin

The Virgin Encyclopedia of Nineties Music
  • Title : The Virgin Encyclopedia of Nineties Music
  • Author : Colin Larkin
  • Publisher : Virgin Books Limited
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 464
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Nineties has been a thrilling and varied decade for pop, with a renaissance of both rock and roll and pop music. Along with new acts like the Spice Girls, Oasis, Beck, Bjork and Nirvana, there has been an explosion of dance music and the emergence of powerful new genres like drum'n'bass and thrash metal. All the entries have been created from the massive data-base of the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, first published in 1992, which is the acknowledged champion of contemporary music reference books.


Playing to the Crowd by Nancy K. Baym

Playing to the Crowd
  • Title : Playing to the Crowd
  • Author : Nancy K. Baym
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1479896160
  • Pages : 253
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Playing to the Crowd explores and explains how the rise of digital communication platforms has transformed artist-fan relationships into something more intimate. Through in-depth interviews with musicians such as the Cure, UB40, and Throwing Muses, Nancy K. Baym reveals how new media has facilitated connections through the active participation of both the artists and their devoted digital fan base. Before the rise of online sharing and user-generated content, audiences were mostly seen as undifferentiated masses, often mediated through record labels and the press. Today, musicians and fans have built more active relationships through social media, fan sites, and artist sites, giving them a new sense of intimacy, while offering artists unparalleled access to and information about their audiences. But this comes at a price. For audiences, meeting their heroes can kill the mystique. And for artists, maintaining active relationships with so many people can be labor intensive and emotionally draining. Drawing on her own rich history as a deeply connected music fan, Baym offers an entirely new approach to media culture, arguing that the work musicians put into maintaining these intimate relationships reflects the demands of the gig economy, one which requires resources and strategies that we all music come to recognize"--Publisher's description.


The Song of the Machine by David Blot,Mathias Cousin

The Song of the Machine
  • Title : The Song of the Machine
  • Author : David Blot,Mathias Cousin
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • ISBN Code : 031652624X
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A pulsating graphic novel on the epic history of electronic music, from the heyday of disco in the 1970s to the rave culture of the 1990s and beyond. With a foreword from house music legends Daft Punk, The Song of the Machine is a celebration of a musical wave that swept across the world over decades, demographics, and dance styles. Originally published in 2000 in France, and updated through today for this first English edition, the electrifying narrative introduces readers to the harbingers of the genre, such as David Mancuso, Larry Levan, and Frankie Knuckles (known as the "Godfather of House Music"); the prototypes of modern-day nightclubs and dance venues, like The Loft and Studio 54 in New York City, the Palace in Paris, and the Hacienda in Manchester, England, and of course, the technology and machines that first produced and synthesized the records that galvanized a movement. Told through exciting illustrations that evolve with the era they describe, and complete with specially curated playlists for each and every decade, The Song of the Machine recounts the influences and inspirations, the people and epic parties that created and defined this revolutionary music.


Understanding Popular Music Culture by Roy Shuker

Understanding Popular Music Culture
  • Title : Understanding Popular Music Culture
  • Author : Roy Shuker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317440897
  • Pages : 298
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This extensively revised and expanded fifth edition of Understanding Popular Music Culture provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the production, distribution, consumption and meaning of popular music, and the debates that surround popular culture and popular music. Reflecting the continued proliferation of popular music studies, the new music industry in a digital age, and the emergence of new stars, this new edition has been reorganized and extensively updated throughout, making for a more coherent and sequenced coverage of the field. These updates include: two new chapters entitled ‘The Real Thing’: Authenticity, covers and the canon and ‘Time Will Pass You By’: Histories and popular memory new case studies on artists including The Rolling Stones, Lorde, One Direction and Taylor Swift further examples of musical texts, genres, and performers throughout including additional coverage of Electronic Dance Music expanded coverage on the importance of the back catalogue and the box set; reality television and the music biopic greater attention to the role and impact of the internet and digital developments in relation to production, dissemination, mediation and consumption; including the role of social network sites and streaming services each chapter now has its own set of expanded references to facilitate further investigation. Additional resources for students and teachers can also be found on the companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/shuker), which includes additional case studies, links to relevant websites and a discography of popular music metagenres.


The Prodigy by Amy Wallace

The Prodigy
  • Title : The Prodigy
  • Author : Amy Wallace
  • Publisher : Crossroad Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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William James Sidis (1898-1944) was born to a psychologist with some unorthodox ideas about child rearing, attended Harvard at an absurdly young age, burned out at 14, and spent most of the rest of his life working menial jobs and living in poverty. Dubbed a ``failed prodigy'' by the popular press, he lived out his years as an eccentric and a recluse. The truth is a lot more complex than this, and the "failure" a matter of perspective, as shown in this remarkable biography. Wallace's book, the only biography of this most enigmatic of prodigies, gives us a balanced look at Sidis' up-bringing and a somewhat revisionist look at his later life. Sidis apparently was hard at work on manuscripts of various sorts even during his later years; this book is to my knowledge the only one that gives an account of that later work, which dealt with American Indians. New manuscripts by Sidis have surfaced since the writing of this book, including a book on traffic accident patterns.


Not the Life It Seems by Tom Bryant

Not the Life It Seems
  • Title : Not the Life It Seems
  • Author : Tom Bryant
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 0306823497
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The definitive biography of emo rock band My Chemical Romance, based on hours of exclusive, unpublished interviews by the journalist who knows them best


Mapping Cyberspace by Martin Dodge,Rob Kitchin

Mapping Cyberspace
  • Title : Mapping Cyberspace
  • Author : Martin Dodge,Rob Kitchin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 113463899X
  • Pages : 280
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Mapping Cyberspace is a ground-breaking geographic exploration and critical reading of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies. The book: * provides an understanding of what cyberspace looks like and the social interactions that occur there * explores the impacts of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies, on cultural, political and economic relations * charts the spatial forms of virutal spaces * details empirical research and examines a wide variety of maps and spatialisations of cyberspace and the information society * has a related website at http://www.MappingCyberspace.com. This book will be a valuable addition to the growing body of literature on cyberspace and what it means for the future.


Just a Shot Away: 1969 Revisited P2 by Kris Needs

Just a Shot Away: 1969 Revisited P2
  • Title : Just a Shot Away: 1969 Revisited P2
  • Author : Kris Needs
  • Publisher : New Haven Publishing Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9781912587360
  • Pages : 234
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Just A Shot Away:69 Revisited is veteran author-journalist Kris Needs' highly-personal account of 1969 as he experienced it happening in real time, remembering the gigs, bands and records that bombarded his young radar and shaped his future path. Following Part One's account of January-June's pivotal events, including the births of Aylesbury's legendary Friars club and Pete Frame's Zigzag (which he wrote for before becoming editor), witnessing Hendrix in concert and his lifelong love of the Stones, Part Two shows Kris growing up fast; including discovering and meeting David Bowie, Mott The Hoople and Iggy and the Stooges, seeing many more bands and exploring his love of Sun Ra, Can, the Doors, Pearls Before Swine, Spirit, Moondog, Love, Tim Buckley and Syd Barrett, not forgetting the Stones and Hendrix. With Foreword by mentor Pete Frame, Kris's 45 year career as a music writer impacts time machine fashion, including conversations with Keith Richards, Mott The Hoople, the Doors, Iggy Pop, Suicide, Can's Irmin Schmidt, Silver Apples, Pete Brown, Spirit's Mark Andes and more, along with perspective and knowledge gained from living a life the teenage Needs could never have imagined, some leading characters becoming lifelong friends. In a year that ends with Mott The Hoople about to change his life, there's never time to care about the death of a decade in which he's coming alive, let alone any loss of innocence when he can't lose his fast enough. The book carries a sad back story as, while Kris was writing it, his beloved partner Helen succumbed to cancer, his grief inevitably casting a tragic shadow over the story, instilling greater appreciation of life when it's just getting under way. Moving back into the family home with his mum, Kris wrote the book in the same bedroom where he actually experienced 1969 - and still got told to turn down his Stones records!


The PlayStation Book by Darran Jones

The PlayStation Book
  • Title : The PlayStation Book
  • Author : Darran Jones
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781785461064
  • Pages : 175
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Natural by David Tossell

Natural
  • Title : Natural
  • Author : David Tossell
  • Publisher : Pitch Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781785314902
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Jimmy Greaves remains the greatest goalscorer in English football history with 357 top-flight goals, although his England career was defined by the heartbreak of missing the 1966 World Cup Final. After slipping into the grip of alcoholism, he reinvented himself as a popular TV personality. Natural is the definitive biography of a sporting legend.


Six Seconds in Dallas by Josiah Thompson

Six Seconds in Dallas
  • Title : Six Seconds in Dallas
  • Author : Josiah Thompson
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 323
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Prodigy #6 (of 6) by Mark Millar

Prodigy #6 (of 6)
  • Title : Prodigy #6 (of 6)
  • Author : Mark Millar
  • Publisher : Image Comics
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Edison has cracked the code, and the threat the world faces is worse than he could ever imagine. The forces of evil are uniting, rising up to destroy Earth and slaughter mankind. How can Edison protect the human race from total destruction?


The Snowball by Alice Schroeder

The Snowball
  • Title : The Snowball
  • Author : Alice Schroeder
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 1408807327
  • Pages : 832
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Prize 2008 The Snowball is the first and will be the only biography of the world's richest man, Warren Buffett, written with his full cooperation and collaboration. Combining a unique blend of "The Sage of Omaha's" business savvy, life story and philosophy, The Snowball is essential reading for anyone wishing to discover and replicate the secrets of his business and life success. Warren Buffett is arguably the world's greatest investor. Even as a child he was fascinated by the concept of risk and probability, setting up his first business at the age of six. In 1964 he bought struggling Massachusetts textile firm Berkshire Hathaway and grew it to be the 12th largest corporation in the US purely through the exercise of sound investing principles - a feat never equalled in the annals of business. Despite an estimated net worth of around US$62 billion, Buffett leads an intriguingly frugal life taking home a salary of only £50,000 a year. His only indulgence is a private jet, an extravagance he wryly acknowledges by calling it "The Indefensible". In 2006, he made the largest charitable donation on record, with most of it going to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Snowball provides a comprehensive, richly detailed insight one of the world's most extraordinary and much loved public figures.


If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stay
  • Title : If I Stay
  • Author : Gayle Forman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 9780525421030
  • Pages : 199
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

With no memory of the car accident itself, 17-year-old Mia must come to terms with never really knowing what happened one horrific winter's day that changed her life forever.


The Prodigy by Lisa Verrico

The Prodigy
  • Title : The Prodigy
  • Author : Lisa Verrico
  • Publisher : Virgin Books Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9780753500637
  • Pages : 96
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Since being hailed as the hit of Glastonbury 1995, The Prodigy have attracted attention from the music press and fans alike. In April 1996 they scored their first number one hit with Firestarter. This book includes interviews with the band.


Imagining Global Amsterdam by Marco de Waard

Imagining Global Amsterdam
  • Title : Imagining Global Amsterdam
  • Author : Marco de Waard
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9089643672
  • Pages : 316
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Imagining Global Amsterdam gaat over het beeld van Amsterdam in film, literatuur, visuele kunst en in het moderne stedelijke discours, in het bijzonder in de context van de mondialisering. De essays gaan onder andere dieper in op Amsterdam als een lieu de mémoire van de vroeg-moderne wereldhandel. Wat betekent deze herinnering in de hedendaagse cultuur? Waarom verwijzen zo veel contemporaine films en romans naar dit verleden terug? Ook het (inter)nationale imago van Amsterdam als een multicultureel en ultra-tolerant ‘%x;global village’%x; komt aan bod. Waarom is dit beeld zo persistent, en hoe heeft het zich in de loop van de laatste decennia ontwikkeld? Tot slot wordt ingegaan op de vraag hoe mondialiseringsprocessen ingrijpen in de stadscultuur, zoals in het prostitutiegebied op de Wallen en via de erfgoedindustrie. Hoe manifesteert de mondialisering zich in de stad, en welke rol speelt beeldvorming daarbij? Deze bundel vormt een rijk geschakeerd onderzoek naar de relatie tussen Amsterdam, mondialisering en stedelijke beeldvorming. Marco de Waard is als docent literatuurwetenschap verbonden aan het Amsterdam University College.


Signifying Europe by Johan Fornäs

Signifying Europe
  • Title : Signifying Europe
  • Author : Johan Fornäs
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • ISBN Code : 1841506575
  • Pages : 354
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This book systematically and consistently analyses a wide range of symbols for Europe, critically interpreting their often contradictory or ambiguous dimensions of meaning and uncovering several astonishing aspects of how Europe is currently identified - from above by the political elites as well as from below in critical arts or everyday life; from the inside by European actors but also from the outside by its surrounding others. The focus is on the European Union's main symbols, but they are interpreted in relation to a diverse range of other alternatives, so as to uncover the main facets of Europe as it is currently symbolised.


New Media by Martin Lister,Jon Dovey,Seth Giddings,Kieran Kelly,Iain Grant

New Media
  • Title : New Media
  • Author : Martin Lister,Jon Dovey,Seth Giddings,Kieran Kelly,Iain Grant
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 0415431603
  • Pages : 446
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

With this text, a team of authors from the University of West England provide a comprehensive overview of the culture, technologies and history of new media and assess claims that a media and technology revolution is underway.


The Five Continents of Theatre by Eugenio Barba,Nicola Savarese

The Five Continents of Theatre
  • Title : The Five Continents of Theatre
  • Author : Eugenio Barba,Nicola Savarese
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • ISBN Code : 9004392939
  • Pages : 424
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Five Continents of Theatre undertakes the exploration of the material culture of the actor, which involves the actors’ pragmatic relations and technical functionality, their behaviour, the norms and conventions that interact with those of the audience and the society in which actors and spectators equally take part.


The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

The Jungle
  • Title : The Jungle
  • Author : Upton Sinclair
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1623959284
  • Pages : 225
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A Novel that Changed America's Future “They use everything about the hog except the squeal.” ― Upton Sinclair, The Jungle The Jungle by Upton Sinclair was a novel based on Sinclair's incognito research in a Chicago meatpacking plant. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes


Liberation Through Hearing by Richard Russell

Liberation Through Hearing
  • Title : Liberation Through Hearing
  • Author : Richard Russell
  • Publisher : White Rabbit
  • ISBN Code : 1474616364
  • Pages : 368
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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'If sound is the fifth element, then Richard has nurtured and enhanced some of the most important soundwaves of our time' M.I.A 'Taking us from the rap 80s to the rave 90s into the grimy 21st century, Richard Russell is a Firestarter in his own right and his story is a riveting adventure' Simon Reynolds 'This memoir is required reading for anyone who cares about the recent history of British music' Gilles Peterson 'Russell reveals his forensic love of music and its strategies. A fascinating read' Damon Albarn When I stopped wanting things for the wrong reasons, they became possible. For almost 30 years as label boss, producer, and talent conductor at XL Recordings, Richard Russell has discovered, shaped and nurtured the artists who have rewritten the musical dictionary of the 21st century, artists like The Prodigy, The White Stripes, Adele, M.I.A., Dizzee Rascal and Giggs. Growing up in north London in thrall to the raw energy of '80s US hip hop, Russell emerged as one part of rave outfit Kicks Like a Mule in 1991 at a moment when new technology enabled a truly punk aesthetic on the fledgling free party scene. For most of the 90s identified with breakbeat and hardcore, Russell's stewardship at the label was always uncompromising and open to radical influences rather than conventional business decisions. Liberation through Hearing tells the remarkable story of XL Recordings and their three decades on the frontline of innovation in music; the eclectic chorus of artists who came to define the label's unique aesthetic, and Russell's own story; his highs and lows steering the fortunes of an independent label in a rapidly changing industry, his celebrated work with Bobby Womack and Gil Scot Heron on their late-career masterpieces, and his own development as a musician in Everything is Recorded. Always searching for new sounds and new truths, Liberation through Hearing is a portrait of a man who believes in the spiritual power of music to change reality. It is also the story of a label that refused to be categorised by genre and in the process cut an idiosyncratic groove which was often underground in feel but mainstream in impact.


The Advocate by N.A

The Advocate
  • Title : The Advocate
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 88
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.


Reading Today by Heta Pyrhönen,Janna Kantola

Reading Today
  • Title : Reading Today
  • Author : Heta Pyrhönen,Janna Kantola
  • Publisher : UCL Press
  • ISBN Code : 1787351955
  • Pages : 210
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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New technologies are changing our reading habits. Laptops, e-readers, tablets and other handheld devices supply new platforms for reading, and we must learn to manage them by scrolling, clicking or tapping. Reading Today places reading in current literary and cultural contexts in order to analyse how these contexts challenge our conceptions of who reads, what reading is, how we read, where we read, and for what purposes – and then responds to the questions this analysis raises. Is our reading experience becoming a ‘flat’ one? And does reading in a media environment favour quick reading? Alongside these questions, the contributors unpack emerging strategies of reading.They consider, for example, how paying attention to readers’ emotional reactions as an indispensable component of reading affects our conception of the reading process. Other chapters consider how reading can be explored through such topics as experimental literature, the contemporary encyclopedic novel and the healing power of books.


Against Everything by Mark Greif

Against Everything
  • Title : Against Everything
  • Author : Mark Greif
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 1101971746
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Over the past eleven years, Greif has been publishing superb, and in some cases already famous, essays in n+1, the high-profile little magazine that he co-founded. These essays address such key topics in the cultural, political, and intellectual life of our time as the tyranny of exercise, the tyranny of nutrition and food snobbery, the sexualization of childhood (and everything else), the philosophical meaning of Radiohead, the rise and fall of the hipster, the impact of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the crisis of policing. Four of the selections address, directly and unironically, the meaning of life--what might be the right philosophical stance to adopt toward one's self and the world. Each essay in Against Everything is learned, original, highly entertaining, and, from start to finish, dead serious. They are the work of a young intellectual who, with his peers, is reinventing and reinvigorating what intellectuals can be and say and do. Mark Greif manages to reincarnate and revivify the thought and spirit of the greatest of American dissenters, Henry David Thoreau, for our time and historical situation.--Publisher website.