By Jan Arkless
Jan Arkless tells you all the things you need to know if you are away from home and cooking for yourself for the first time. From scrambled eggs and frying sausages right up to cooking a Sunday lunch or a splendid curry. There are also plenty of vegetarian dishes. Packed full of recipe ideas as well as giving the reader a grounding in the food groups, ingredients and store cupboard essentials. The reader will learn how to cook with confidence and realise that they don't need to spend their budget on expensive takeaways.
By Daniel R. Tobin, Karen Lindsey
A physical, psychological, and spiritual transition that can bring with it the potential for great personal growth and family closeness, dying requires special care and understanding. Peaceful Dying, based on the FairCare program founded by Dr. Dan Tobin, presents a 26-step program designed to return control and peace to those who have entered this stage of life and to help all involved,the dying, their families, and health-care providers alike,appreciate the challenges dying presents. From addressing such formal concerns as creating a living will and pain relief to finding forgiveness, love, and peace of mind, this compassionate and empowering guide will ease our natural anxieties about the end of life, turning this fearful prospect into a fulfilling legacy.
Mensa Genius A-B-C Quiz Book
By Alan Stillson
More than half a million readers have taken up the challenge of the Mensa Genius Quiz Books. Now this all-new collection of word games supplies more mind-bending, cranium-crunching fun for all.Every puzzle in The Mensa Genius A-B-C Quiz Book is built around letters, words, and common phrases. These brainteasers make us view words in new ways, stretching our vocabularies and untwisting our tongues. Each quiz has been tested by members of American Mensa, so you can compare scores. Be warned,these puzzles aren't as easy as A-B-C!Here's a sample of the word games inside, along with the percentage of Mensa testers who could solve each one:What letter comes next in this series: M,V,E,M,J,S,U,N,, (75%)What English word contains this letter sequence? URTSH (55%)Make a seven-letter word from the letters in: Cape Fear (70%).
When Mothers Work
By Joan K. Peters
Drawing on the latest research and discussions with prominent psychologists, Peters explains our deep-seated resistance to mothering (and fathering) in new ways. With portraits of a dozen real families,corporate and blue collar, religious and secular, step- and single parents, urban and suburban,Peters illustrates the strategies that make this new family life succeed.
By David Shapiro
This new edition of one of the books most closely identified with clinical psychology since 1965 will expose a new generation to Shapiro's stunningly defining conceptualizations of the Obsessive-Compulsive, Paranoid, Hysterical, and Impulsive ways of being.
By Henry Gray
The famous, unconditionally guaranteed, durable paperback edition with high-quality paper and binding.
By Claude Levi-strauss
The structural method," first set forth in this epoch-making book, changed the very face of social anthropology. This reissue of a classic will reintroduce readers to Lévi-Strauss's understanding of man and society in terms of individuals,kinship, social organization, religion, mythology, and art.
By Carl Rogers
An exploration and discussion of the relationship between man and woman. Couples talk about the intimate details of their relationship and express their innermost feelings. Carl Rogers is the innovator of client-centred therapy. In this book he takes an objective position.
An Encyclopedia Of The Violin
By Alberto Bachmann
This encyclopaedia is the diverse lexicographic work available in the English language and provides a treasure trove of information on the violin,its technique, its history, and its place in music. Beginning with the 1880's, the work traces the evolution of violin technique, examines its construction and manufacture, lists makers in America and Europe, offers a biographical section on chamber music ensembles with rare photographs, and presents a glossary of music and musical terms. This Da Capo paperback features a new preface by noted concert violinist, Stuart Canin. This standard handbook for professional musicians and students will interest all those with a love for music.
By Albert J. McCarthy, Nat Hentoff
The names of Nat Hentoff and Albert J. McCarthy have become almost synonymous with jazz writing. Hentoff, editor of Jazz Review, writer for Downbeat, High Fidelity, New Yorker, and the Village Voice, and McCarthy, editor of Jazz Monthly, have raised jazz beyond mere appreciation and discography to a subject which demands the rigorous application of musicological, sociological, and historical analysis. In addition to their own contributions, the twelve articles they have commissioned by internationally noted critics and scholars provide almost revolutionary evidence of the emergence of Jazz as a serious art form.
The Country Blues
By Samuel B. Charters
From the field cries and work chants of Southern Negroes emerged a rich and vital music called the country blues, an intensely personal expression of the pains and pleasures of black life. This music- recorded during the twenties by men like Blind Lemon Jefferson, Big Bill Broonzy, and Robert Johnson- had all but disappeared from memory until the folk music revival of the late 1950's created a new and appreciable audience for the country blues.On of the pioneering studies of this unjustly-neglected music was Sam Charter's The Country Blues. In it, Charters recreates the special world of the country bluesman- that lone black performer accompanying himself on the acoustic guitar, his music a rich reflection of his own emotional life.Virtually rewriting the history of the blues, Charters reconstructs its evolution and dissemination, from the first tentative soundings on the Mississippi Delta through the emergence, with Elvis Presley, of rock and roll. His carefully-researched biographies of near-legendary performers like Lonnie Johnson, Blind Boy Fuller, and Tampa Red- coupled with his perceptive discussions of their recordings- pay tribute to a kind of artistry that will never be seen or heard again. And his portraits of the still-strumming Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters, and Lightnin' Hopkins- point up the undying strength and vitality of the country blues.
By Ed Kirkeby
Once the king of the blues-derived "stride" school of jazz piano, Fats Waller earned his reputation as the most perfect of all jazz pianists with impeccable time keeping, instrumental mastery, the intensity of swing, and melodic gift. He arrived on the scene just as jazz was flowering nationwide, and he reaped a harvest of fame and fortune through his piano rolls, recordings, and much-lauded European tours. His death . . . in 1943, marked the end of the swing era. This informal narrative of Waller's life and music,a moving memoir of a musical genius and an outstanding human being,was written by Fats' personal manager. Reviewing Fats' brief but stellar career, Kirkeby reveals a life that was filled with paradoxes, and a man who moved with ease from a middle-class churchgoing home to New York's speakeasy subculture. Kirkeby details Waller's collaboration with lyricist Andy Razaf his friendships with James P. Johnson, Willie "the Lion" Smith, and Duke Ellington and his successful forays into films and Broadway musicals, including Hot Chocolates and Stormy Weather (with Lena Horne). He also weaves in his own personal memoir and includes a selected discography listing the most representative Waller recordings.
The Working Brain
By Aleksandr R. Luria
This important book, by the most distinguished Soviet psychologist of our time, is the product of almost forty years of extensive research aimed at understanding the cerebral basis of human psychological activity. The main part of the book describes what we know today about the individual systems that make up the human brain and about the role of the individual zones of the cerebral hemispheres in the task of providing the necessary conditions for higher forms of mental activity to take place. Finally, Luria analyzes the cerebral organization of perception and action, of attention and memory, or speech and intellectual processes, and attempts to fit the facts obtained by neuropsychological studies of individual brain systems into their appropriate place in the grand design of psychological science.