America s Musical Landscape

Author: Jean Ferris
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780073401409
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America's Musical Landscape addresses the broad range of music in the United States from early periods to today. This comprehensive yet accessible text offers an elegant and readable introduction to the fundamentals of music, assuming no prior music experience for the student. Frequent connections to other arts, particularly the visual arts, add to the book's appeal and enhance understanding of core musical concepts. The sixth edition emphasizes vernacular over classical music and recent examples over early music, while offering generous coverage of the complete American musical landscape.

America s Musical Landscape

Author: Jean Ferris
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
ISBN: 9780072414264
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America’s Musical Landscape is an entertaining survey of the growth and development of the arts in America that follows the chronological thread of American music as its guide. The author treats artists and their works as integrated events - as tiles in the mosaic of American culture. For readers unfamiliar with the technical elements of music, the text also offers an elegant and readable introduction to the fundamentals of music and is available with a three-CD set of recorded examples.

America s Musical Landscape

Author: Jean Ferris
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077519248
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AmericaËs Musical Landscape is a comprehensive and accessible text that addresses music in the United States from pre-colonial Native American music to todayËs avant-garde compositions and mainstream hits. Frequent connections to other arts, particularly to the visual arts, add to the bookËs appeal and enhance understanding of core musical concepts. The text offers an elegant and readable introduction to the fundamentals of music.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Brian W. Blouet
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118729846
Format: PDF, Docs
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Updated and revised with many new detailed maps and photographs, this seventh edition enables geographers to explore the changes and major issues facing this dynamic region today. The historical material has been streamlined in order to focus on contemporary issues. A new chapter was written to focus on Brazil and the Amazonia region. Key environmental issues are highlighted in new boxes throughout the chapters.

Landscape Construction

Author: David Sauter
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 143549718X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Landscape Construction, 3rd edition, will help your students understand the process of construction and implementation of a multitude of exterior hardscape construction projects. This book begins with the preparation for construction and follows through to the installation of the final elements of the landscape project. Your students will appreciate the detailed discussions about site preparation, grading and drainage, utilities and irrigation, retaining wall construction, paving, exterior carpentry and fencing and free-standing walls. Such amenities as pools, ponds, and edging are also discussed in detail. All instructions are well supported by photos and illustrations. Each section contains thorough installation information for most of the contemporary materials used in today's landscapes. David Sauter has provided your students with expert perspective on materials and techniques, as well as easy-to-follow instructions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Religion in America

Author: Julia Corbett Hemeyer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317283899
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Religion in America, 7th Edition provides a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the changing religious landscape of the United States. Extensively revised and updated to reflect current events and trends, this new edition continues to engage students in reflection about religious diversity. Julia Corbett-Hemeyer presents the study of religion as a tool for developing appreciation of communities of faith other than one’s own and for understanding the dynamics at work in religion in the United States today.

Mapping the Social Landscape

Author: Susan J. Ferguson
Publisher: Sage Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781506368283
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Mapping The Social Landscape is one of the most established and popular readers for Introductory Sociology. Over the course of seven editions, MH sold over 143,000 new copies. The book's 58 reading selections are arranged into eight sections that correspond to the organization of a typical Intro Sociology survey text. Susan Ferguson edits the readings and writes introductions and discussion questions for each reading. There are a small number of classic selections (Marx, Mills, Weber, Davis, etc.), modern favorites (Annette Lareau, Arlie Hochschild, Elijah Anderson), and a range of readings from younger, contemporary scholars.

Constructing the American Past

Author: Elliott J. Gorn
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321216410
Format: PDF
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Consists of a variety of primary sources, grouped around central themes in American history. This book focuses on particular problems in American history, providing students with several points of view from which to examine the historical evidence. It includes study questions to prompt students to participate in interpreting the past.

Exploring Social Change

Author: Charles L. Harper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351679937
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Exploring Social Change provides a compelling analysis of theories that explain social change, innovation, social movements, and revolution, and concludes with reflections about how individuals do and should live in an uncertain and rapidly changing world. Written in a personal and clear manner, the authors provide definitions of key terms and analysis of theories and ideas from the study of social change. The seventh edition includes updated examples reflecting the social changes that have occurred in the world around us, including new discussions on the environmental and social landscapes, as well as updated methods and discussions that reflect that changing field of social change study.