Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein’s Brain by Michael Paterniti free download

Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain by Michael Paterniti free download

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Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein’s Brain by Michael Paterniti free download.

Albert Einstein’s brain floats in a Tupperware bowl in a gray duffel bag in the trunk of a Buick Skylark barreling across America. Driving the car is journalist Michael Paterniti. Sitting next to him is an eighty-four-year-old pathologist named Thomas Harvey, who performed the autopsy on Einstein in 1955 — then simply removed the brain and took it home. And kept it for over forty years.

On a cold February day, the two men and the brain leave New Jersey and light out on I-70 for sunny California, where Einstein’s perplexed granddaughter, Evelyn, awaits. And riding along as the imaginary fourth passenger is Einstein himself, an id-driven genius, the original galactic slacker with his head in the stars. Part travelogue, part memoir, part history, part biography, and part meditation, Driving Mr. Albert is one of the most unique road trips in modern literature.

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“Eccentric, implausible, hilarious, infuriating, and ultimately mesmerizing.”
The Washington Post Book World

“A splendid peek into the weird side of American life. Driving Mr. Albert is a work of … uncommon intelligence.”
Newsweek

“One of the most fascinating and memorable road trips since Kerouac’s On the Road.”
The Denver Post

Driving Mr. Albert is entertaining, absurd, real, deep and informative … in a world in which it seems that all the good ideas have been taken, it is singular.”
The Boston Globe

“Paterniti seems to have been favored by that happy little god of travel writers who sits on one shoulder and whispers … the perfect anecdotes, the perfect set pieces at the perfect moments. … It’s a brain, in fact, that I’d be happy to travel with again.”
The New York Times Book Review

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Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter pdf free download

Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter pdf free download

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Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter pdf free download.

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country’s origins for a diverse new generation.

HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages–“since before this was even a show,” according to Miranda–traces its development from an improbable perfor­mance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here.

Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sond­heim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by Presi­dent Obama himself. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don’t throw away their shot.

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Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen pdf free download

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen pdf free download

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Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen pdf free download.

“Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.” —Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That’s how this extraordinary autobiography began.
Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.
He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as “The Big Bang”: seeing Elvis Presley’s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work, and shows us why the song “Born to Run” reveals more than we previously realized.
     Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star’s memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll.
Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs (“Thunder Road,” “Badlands,” “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “The River,” “Born in the U.S.A,” “The Rising,” and “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” to name just a few), Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences.

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Landscape Construction by David Sauter pdf free download

Landscape Construction by David Sauter pdf free download

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Landscape Construction by David Sauter pdf free download.

Landscape Construction, 3rd edition, with its simple but complete instructions for a multitude of exterior construction projects, is the ideal learning and resource tool for future landscape contractors and designers. Photos and illustrations support the instructions for such activities as site preparation, grading and drainage, utilities and irrigation, retaining wall construction, paving, exterior carpentry, fencing, and such amenities as pools, ponds, and edging. Readers will appreciate the easy-to-follow process of construction and the review of various materials, tools, and methods. A discussion of estimating and bidding for jobs will be valuable to professionals in their work and also to homeowners as they consider their own exterior projects. Landscape Construction, 3rd edition is the sole resource needed to accomplish a multitude of hardscape construction goals.

About the Author

David Sauter is currently an instructor at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California and is a registered Landscape Architect in the State of California. Prior to his teaching career, Mr. Sauter practiced as a consulting landscape architect in the Midwest. He has additional experience in plant maintenance, plant installation, landscape construction, masonry, carpentry, paving, and landscape management and has presented seminars for the nursery industry, master gardeners, extension services and public service organizations. David Sauter earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University and his Master of Arts Degree in Higher Education from The University of Iowa.
This book is full of incredible and professional information related to Landscape Construction. It’s not meant to be a DIY book you’d get from Home Depot or Lowes. This book is meant for students and professionals wanting to learn best practices regarding Landscape Construction. Amateurs, landscape designers and architects can gain some valuable insights, too. We used this book as our textbook in the various landscape construction classes I took, studying to be a landscape designer.

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The LEGO Architect by Tom Alphin free download

The LEGO Architect by Tom Alphin free download

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Travel through the history of architecture in The LEGO Architect. You’ll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn architecture the fun way!

First, a disclaimer: I am lucky enough to be in the index of this book. Tom did a builder profile of me for the book, and featured a couple pictures of my LEGO models.

That said, I LOVE this book! Tom did a great job of assembling together a wealth of information about 7 architectural styles of the modern era. It’s not so much as to be an overwhelming read – the whole book reads in about an hour or so. The picture quality is great, both for the LEGO models and the real architectural subjects.

At the end of every chapter is a set of instructions for building your own small-scale building of that architectural style. The instructions are done quite professionally, to the point that they are indistinguishable from official LEGO instructions. Each of these sample builds is done all in white to keep the focus on architectural shapes instead of coloration.

FANTASTIC FANTASTIC FANTASTIC book for Lego lovers. Bought this for my 11 year old son’s birthday, and it is a gem! It gives instructions on how to assemble many of the buildings it features. It was like getting multiple kits in a book. Now we can use some of the bins of Legos we have sitting around and assemble new buildings!! Great book! I recommend!

About the Author

Tom Alphin is a User Experience Program Manager at Microsoft and a passionate LEGO fan.

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Hal Leonard Guitar Method by Will Schmid, Greg Koch pdf free download

Hal Leonard Guitar Method by Will Schmid, Greg Koch pdf free download

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(Guitar Method). The Hal Leonard Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning to play acoustic or electric guitar. It is based on years of teaching guitar students of all ages, and reflects some of the best teaching ideas from around the world. This super-convenient Complete Edition features the new and improved method books 1, 2 and 3 spiral-bound together, available as a book only (00699040) or book with three CDs (00697342)!

have been playing guitar for several years, and even play on the worship team at church. So far I have learned by just chords or playing by ear. I picked this book up to learn how to read music and take my musical ability to a new level. AND this book definetly does it!!

This book starts of at square one of how to hold a guitar and proceeds very logically through into more advanced topics; reading music, building chords, music theory, advanced fingerings, all main key signatures, etc. This book will help practically anyone who plays guitar, to play better. (Unless you are already a Pete Townsend or Eric Clapton, but if so why are you looking for a new book on how to play guitar?). This book comes with 3-CDs that play nearly every song within the book covered allowing the guitarist to develop perfect timing, playing with other instruments, and knowing how the song should sound. This book is great for any beginner, amauter, and even the intermediate players will be able to pick something up. Especially since it’s less than $25 bucks make this a 5-star buy for any guitar player.

Super. Awesome. Cool. Okay. It’s a book, it had all its pages. What else do you want from a book besides all its pages?

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Persuasion: Reception and Responsibility by Charles U. Larson pdf free download

Persuasion: Reception and Responsibility by Charles U. Larson pdf free download

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Combining the latest developments in persuasion theory, research, and ethics, PERSUASION: RECEPTION AND RESPONSIBILITY, 13e helps readers develop skills as critical consumers of all forms of persuasion. It presents persuasion by examining politics, mass media, advertising, and the Internet as it challenges readers to consider how the persuasion process is affected by today’s 24/7 networked and media-saturated world. The new edition offers an expanded emphasis on ethics as well as increased coverage of the impact of fast-growing social network media. Packed with vivid illustrations and real-world examples, PERSUASION: RECEPTION AND RESPONSIBILITY, 13e demonstrates persuasion in action and encourages readers to apply what they learn to everyday life.

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PART I: THEORETICAL PREMISES. Preface. 1. Persuasion in Today’s Changing World. 2. Perspectives on Ethics in Persuasion. 3. Traditional, Artistic, and Humanistic Approaches to Persuasion. 4. Social Scientific Approaches to Persuasion. 5. The Making, Use, and Misuse of Symbols. 6. Tools for Analyzing Language and Other Persuasive Symbols. PART II: IDENTIFYING PERSUASIVE FIRST PREMISES. 7. Psychological or Process Premises: The Tools of Motivation and Emotion. 8. Content or Logical Premises in Persuasion. 9. Cultural Premises in Persuasion. 10. Nonverbal Premises in Persuasion. PART III: APPLICATIONS OF PERSUASIVE PREMISES. 11. The Persuasive Campaign or Movement. 12. Becoming a Persuader. 13. Modern Media and Persuasion. 14. The Use of Persuasive Premises in Advertising and IMC. References. Index. –This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Dr. Charles Larson received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and began teaching at Northern Illinois University in 1968. He taught full time until May 2000 and then taught on a part-time emeritus status until 2002. In 2001, Dr. Larson and a former student launched a full-service advertising agency, where he now devotes his time when he is not fishing, hunting, camping, canoeing, gardening, or singing bass for a barbershop group or choir.

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Human Communication in Society pdf free download by Jess K. Alberts, Thomas K Nakayama, Judith N. Martin

Human Communication in Society pdf free download by Jess K. Alberts, Thomas K Nakayama, Judith N. Martin

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A Comprehensive Look at Human Interaction

Human Communication in Society takes an enhanced look at the relationship between humans and their societies through a contemporary critical lens. By examining history and societal structures as a means to assess modes of human communication, the text helps readers to understand the theory and context of the way people interact. The Fourth Edition uses new examples, illustrations, and pedagogical materials to highlight the importance of understanding multiple perceptions when studying communication. By addressing vital forms of communication such as listening, responding, verbal/non-verbal communication, and perception, Human Communication in Society addresses the subject of interpersonal interaction from a holistic standpoint.

Also available with MyCommunicationLab

MyCommunicationLab for the Introduction to Communication course extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. And MediaShare offers an easy, mobile way for students and instructors to interact and engage with speeches, visual aids, group projects, and other files. Please note: this version of MyCommunicationLab does not include an eText.

Human Communication in Society, Fourth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today’s students read, think, and learn.

This is a great informative book, great chapters and the key terms for each chapter is clear.

About the Author

Jess Alberts is the President’s Professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. She is an interpretive scholar who focuses on interpersonal communication and specializes in the study of conflict.

Thomas Nakayama is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northeastern University. He is a critical scholar who focuses on rhetoric and intercultural communication.
Judith Martin is a professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. She is a social scientist whose expertise is in intercultural communication.

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The Interpersonal Communication Book by Joseph A. DeVito pdf free download

The Interpersonal Communication Book by Joseph A. DeVito pdf free download

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Choices Behind Human Communication

The Interpersonal Communication Book approaches the subject of communication through integrative theory, research, and hands-on methods. A threefold approach identifies important communicative concepts: choices in interpersonal situations, the theories and research that support these choices, and the communication skills necessary to effectively use these theories. The text allows readers to examine the question of how, when, and through which channels they should communicate in different contexts. The Fourteenth Edition provides the newest insights and research in person-to-person interaction, making for an up-to-date source for communication study. New features and chapter-by-chapter updates make Interpersonal Communication the most comprehensive, relevant source on the topic.

Also available with MyCommunicationLab

MyCommunicationLab for the Interpersonal Communication course extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. And MediaShare offers an easy, mobile way for students and instructors to interact and engage with speeches, visual aids, group projects, and other files. Please note: this version of MyCommunicationLab does not include an eText.

The Interpersonal Communication Book, Fourteenth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today’s students read, think, and learn.

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyCommunicationLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyCommunicationLab search for 0134127099 / 9780134127095    The Interpersonal Communication Book plus MyCommunicationLab for Interpersonal Communication — Access Card Package, 14/e, which contains:

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Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by Bell Hooks pdf free download

Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by Bell Hooks pdf free download

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“After reading Teaching to Transgress I am once again struck by bell hooks’s never-ending, unquiet intellectual energy, an energy that makes her radical and loving.” — Paulo Freire

In Teaching to Transgress,bell hooks–writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual–writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom.  Teaching students to “transgress” against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher’s most important goal.

bell hooks speakes to the heart of education today: how can we rethink teaching practices in the age of multiculturalism? What do we do about teachers who do not want to teach, and students who do not want to learn? How should we deal with racism and sexism in the classroom?

Full of passion and politics, Teaching to Transgress combines a practical knowledge of the classroom with a deeply felt connection to the world of emotions and feelings.  This is the rare book about teachers and students that dares to raise questions about eros and rage, grief and reconciliation, and the future of teaching itself.

“To educate is the practice of freedom,” writes bell hooks, “is a way of teaching anyone can learn.” Teaching to Transgress is the record of one gifted teacher’s struggle to make classrooms work.

Review

“After reading Teaching to Transgress I am once again struck by bell hooks’s never-ending, unquiet intellectual energy, an energy that makes her radical and loving.” — Paulo Freire
Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks is a book that I not only love, but assign every semester to my Introduction to Women’s Studies class. It is one of the best descriptions of the purpose and function of education and the educator that I’ve ever read. And students love it. So if you know any professors or students who aren’t familiar with it, recommend it highly.” — Feminist Bookstore News

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