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.

America s Musical Landscape

Author: Jean Ferris
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780073401409
Format: PDF
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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
Format: PDF
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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.

Mapping the Social Landscape

Author: Susan J. Ferguson
Publisher: Sage Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781506368283
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Religion in America

Author: Julia Corbett Hemeyer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317283902
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Brian W. Blouet
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118729846
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Foundations of Landscape Architecture

Author: Norman Booth
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118129474
Format: PDF
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A visually engaging introduction to landscape architectural design Landscape architectural design seeks to create environments that accommodate users' varying lifestyles and needs, incorporate cultural heritage, promote sustainability, and integrate functional requirements for optimal enjoyment. Foundations of Landscape Architecture introduces the foundational concepts needed to effectively integrate space and form in landscape design. With over five hundred hand-rendered and digital drawings, as well as photographs, Foundations of Landscape Architecture illustrates the importance of spatial language. It introduces concepts, typologies, and rudimentary principles of form and space. Including designs for projects such as parks, campuses, and memorials, this text provides the core concepts necessary for designers to shape functional landscapes. Additionally, chapters discuss organizational and spatial design structures based on orthogonal forms, angular forms, and circular forms. Helping students, professionals, and lifelong learners alike, Foundations of Landscape Arch-itecture delivers a concrete understanding of landscape architectural design to inspire one's imagination for countless types of projects.

Constructing the American Past

Author: Elliott J. Gorn
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321216410
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

School and Society Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Author: Guy Senese
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780078024405
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Through the use of a consistent analytic framework, this text shows how and why certain school-society issues first arose in this country and how they have changed over time. Introduced and explained in detail in the first chapter, the text’s analytic framework focuses on the political economy, the dominant ideology, and existing educational practices that are prevalent in any given historical era. Readings at the end of each chapter are designed for the student to critique using the same analytic framework that the authors employ in the text. In its examination of the evolution of education in the United States, this book tells an engaging historical story.

Rock Music Styles A History

Author: Katherine Charlton
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780078025181
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In its seventh edition, Rock Music Styles: A History offers an updated perspective on the development of rock music from its origins to its most contemporary styles. Charlton takes students through genres by focusing on featured performers, exploring important songs in Listening Guides, and drawing connections between musical developments throughout the decades. Additionally, decade overviews and chronology charts detailing historical and rock-related events side by side provide a historical and social framework through which to understand rock music styles in the 20th century and beyond.