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The Music Of Life Biology Beyond Genes

Author : Denis Noble
ISBN : 9780199228362
Genre : Science
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What is Life? Decades of research have resulted in the full mapping of the human genome - three billion pairs of code whose functions are only now being understood. The gene's eye view of life, advocated by evolutionary biology, sees living bodies as mere vehicles for the replication of the genetic codes.But for a physiologist, working with the living organism, the view is a very different one. Denis Noble is a world renowned physiologist, and sets out an alternative view to the question - one that becomes deeply significant in terms of the living, breathing organism. The genome is not life itself. Noble argues that far from genes building organisms, they should be seen as prisoners of the organism.The view of life presented in this little, modern, post-genome project reflection on the nature of life, is that of the systems biologist: to understand what life is, we must view it at a variety of different levels, all interacting with each other in a complex web. It is that emergent web, full of feedback between levels, from the gene to the wider environment, that is life. It is a kind of music.Including stories from Noble's own research experience, his work on the heartbeat, musical metaphors, and elements of linguistics and Chinese culture, this very personal and at times deeply lyrical book sets out thesystems biology view of life.

The Music Of Life

Author : Louis Thomas
ISBN : 0374303150
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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At night when everyone else is asleep, one artist sits awake--pencil in hand, stuck. Lenny is a composer, but this evening, no music floats from his head. Then as night breaks into dawn, Lenny's cat, Pipo, begins lapping milk. Lick lick lick. Birds yawn awake, singing in the trees. Tweet tweet! A bike bell tings on the street below. Suddenly, Lenny notices a rhythm to the world around him. He pulls on his coat and walks through the city to write down every sound he can find. Lenny listens to a gardener, a jogger, a dogwalker, and more neighborhood characters. Finally, the morning's sounds culminate in a sun-dappled symphony that Lenny conducts in the center of the park. Full of joy and discovery, here is a simple, melodious picture book about finding big inspiration and beauty in the smallest of details.

The Music Of Your Life

Author : John Rowell
ISBN : 9781416583196
Genre : Fiction
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With a voice that is both sophisticated and deeply Southern, author John Rowell evokes the memory of the great Truman Capote in this wonderful collection of short stories, peopled with unforgettable, endearing characters and filled with wry insights. Drawn from the emotional well of a young man who grew up in love with the glittery, glamorous world of music and movies and theater—far removed from his own more prosaic life in North Carolina—and informed with honesty and compassion, the seven short stories that comprise The Music of Your Life showcase the talent of a remarkably gifted writer. Compulsively readable and always accessible, each story takes the reader into the mind and heart of its central character, whether a young boy suffering from Lawrence Welk damage and teetering precariously on the edge of puberty ("The Music of Your Life") or a not-so-young-anymore man for whom fantasy and reality have become a terrifying blur and who finds himself slipping over the edge toward total meltdown ("Wildlife of Coastal Carolina"). Nostalgia plays a part in these stories as a somewhat jaded New York film critic looks back on his life and the movies that shaped him ("Spectators in Love"), and an aging flower-shop owner ruefully assesses the love he found and lost when, as an eighteen-year-old, he embarked on a Hollywood career that never soared but did include one particularly memorable appearance on the I Love Lucy television show ("Who Loves You?") These stories all create entire worlds within which the characters live and struggle to find their way. Funny, touching, serious, and tender, the tales within The Music of Your Life are sure to appeal to anyone who has ever known the awkwardness of being "different," and while life is often harsh for the stories' characters, the bold determination with which they persevere offers inspiration to all.

Lessons From A Fig Tree

Author : Susan Dupré LaHaye
ISBN : 9781489729378
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In Lessons From a Fig Tree, author Susan Dupré LaHaye compiles seven decades’ worth of collected prayers, poems, words of wisdom, and deep, personal spiritual explorations in a heartfelt expression of a long life well-lived. Telling the story of many a Cajun grandmother––past, present, and future—this memoir shares how LaHaye’s Bonne Famille Catholique lives the dream of rural “Cajuns,” loving their French heritage through music and food cooked in big pots, with the entire family living within six miles of her home on the Mamou prairie. It chronicles how she is guided by her Catholic faith, which she holds close to her heart and shares with everyone she meets. Through a compilation of essays that document revealing moments along her spiritual journey and her personal and professional life, LaHaye communicates hope, gratitude, and inner reflection that guides one to lasting, lifelong growth.

Music In American Life An Encyclopedia Of The Songs Styles Stars And Stories That Shaped Our Culture 4 Volumes

Author : Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.
ISBN : 9780313393488
Genre : Music
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A fascinating exploration of the relationship between American culture and music as defined by musicians, scholars, and critics from around the world.

Images Of Beauty

Author : Dr. H. Lawrence Zillmer
ISBN : 1462823289
Genre : Religion
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As a university professor, Dr. Zillmer has authored many books and periodicals about the truth Jesus brought into our world. We must now return to that truth for our salvation. Political correctness, passing as progressivism, has shorn the life blood from the Jesus Message. (45) As the citizens of the United States must return to the principles of our founding fathers, so we must fight this great evil by returning to the gospel truth Jesus brought into this world. Jesus said, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” To that end this work is humbly dedicated.

The Prince Of Innocence

Author : Mary Groda-Lewis MD
ISBN : 9781532044052
Genre : Fiction
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An unforeseen crisis forces multiple worlds to become intertwined in a race for survival. An evil enemy challenges the World of Joy, the World of Behavior, and the World of Psyche. The realms are collapsing due to Sindars ability to steal health, justice, and knowledge, and he must be stopped before all existence is destroyed. Seven people now find themselves drawn together to help regain a sense of oneness and stop Sindars odious intentions. Many obstacles are placed in their paths, including each other, but they must continue moving forward in the process of reestablishing their existence and saving all three worlds. To help with their journey, they are gifted with objects that connect them to their ancestors. Three intriguing fairies also join the group. However, they cannot rely on bravery and brute force to end Sindars reign. No, first, these unlikely heroes must discover they cannot be fulfilled until they accept responsibility for their own behaviors, fill their lives with joy, and regain a sense of spiritual wonder. They must pursue the true essence of life and happiness and find their way back to long ago, when the Prince of Innocence was born.

Love You Hate You Love You

Author : Tadeusz Hutyra
ISBN : 9783736883352
Genre : Poetry
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' No matter what, Juliet ' Having you, my Juliet and though drama is hanging in the air. How many times we danced in the open air sweetly in arms. How many times our kisses brought us into glamorous palaces of love. How many times our minds were no longer deserts but oasis of loving hearts. Even though our constellation is far from the starry one I love you with all my heart. No matter what shall happen no one and nothing shall separate us. We are the lovers of all times larger than life you and me, Romeo and Juliet.

Tune In A Music Therapy Approach To Life

Author : Jennifer Buchanan
ISBN : 9781936449231
Genre : Music
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"Tune In" is an exploration of what can happen when we use music intentionally to better our health. It is a book that takes music therapy to the next level: "Jennifer has introduced me to the miracles that music therapy can perform. She has through her work touched many people in ways that could only be accomplished with both her special gift and her music. Jennifer has shown me with my own eyes what wonders music therapy can do for people. I've seen the beauty that can arise in the hearts of those who can not be reached by other types of therapy and yet they respond to the magic of music. Thank you Jennifer for giving me and all those that have had the benefit of your work one of the most heart-warming experiences of my life." - Don Felder, Lead Guitarist, the Eagles Author of Heaven and Hell "Tune In" speaks to people who long for more meaning and less stress in their lives. Music is powerful, and this book explores how music can heal our bodies, minds, and souls: "An insider glimpse of Jennifer Buchanan shows a person with creativity, hard work, sustained by a generous heart. Multi-talented, Jennifer has mobilized the media at home and abroad creating much awareness of the healing power of music through her advocacy in speaking and performing." - Fran Herman Music Therapy Pioneer

Seven Thousand Ways To Listen

Author : Mark Nepo
ISBN : 9781451674682
Genre : Religion
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The best-selling author of The Book of Awakening presents a guide to navigating life's spiritual challenges that explains how to use meditative listening skills to gain a deeper understanding of what matters, structuring inspirational lessons around three lasting "friendships" with wisdom, experience and other people. 60,000 first printing.

Being In Time To The Music

Author : David Ross
ISBN : 9781443802581
Genre : Philosophy
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Being-in-time to the music from the ground up is a work in phenomenology, where this term is broadly defined, comprehending Plato, Heidegger, Hegel, and Marx. The most direct referent is Hegel, together with the theoretical revolution that he initiated with Phenomenology of Mind. This text’s more general purpose is to set the tone for a 21st communism based upon the idea of dancing with death, assuming full responsibility for one’s mortality, and abandoning the self to love as the meaning of existence. This dance is choreographed through my conversations with the above mentioned writers. In conversing with them I aim to displace (if not usurp) them from the throne of honour which is nothing more than the authority borrowed from me. By this I do not intend to deny completely their ‘other to me’ character. However, they exist or even ‘figure’ for me, both in the sense of of ‘count,’ having importance, as those that I read, and by which I read myself. They have borrowed my authority, namely, my own potential to be an author. So ‘reading them is to re-assume that borrowed authority. The life of the reader, to paraphrase Barthes, begins with the death of the author.

Regenerative Leadership

Author : Giles Hutchins
ISBN : 9781783241248
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book by leadership and sustainability experts Giles Hutchins and Laura Storm provides an exciting and comprehensive framework for building regenerative life-affirming businesses. It offers a multitude of business cases, fascinating examples from nature's living systems, insights from the front-line pioneers and tools and techniques for leaders to succeed and thrive in the 21st century. Regenerative Leadership draws inspiration from pioneering thinking within biomimicry, circular economy, adult developmental psychology, anthropology, biophilia, sociology, complexity theory and next-stage leadership development. It connects the dots between these fields through a powerful framework that enables leadership to become regenerative: in harmony with life, building thriving, prosperous organizations amid transformational times. The book is a combination of theoretical frameworks, case studies, tools & practices: Everything the leader needs to be successful in the 21st century. Regenerative Leadership - what's it all about? While the future is uncertain, we clearly see an upward trend towards sustainable conscious business. And this is more than just a trend - we're witnessing a new kind of organization emerging. An organization which is able to rapidly sense and respond to the ever-changing business climate by innovating how and why it creates and delivers value, and the way it engages internally and externally with its ecosystem of employees, customers, suppliers, resources, investors, society and environment. This new kind of organization is the organization-as-living-system that is designed on the Logic of Life: life-affirming businesses that thrive from the inside out, by cultivating conditions conducive for life, internally and externally. These organizations nurture flourishing cultures while focusing on products and services that enhance society and the environment. Regenerative organizations will be tomorrow's success stories.

How Music Helps In Music Therapy And Everyday Life

Author : Dr Gary Ansdell
ISBN : 9781472405715
Genre : Music
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Why is music so important to most of us? How does music help us both in our everyday lives, and in the more specialist context of music therapy? This book suggests a new way of approaching these topical questions, drawing from Ansdell's long experience as a music therapist, and from the latest thinking on music in everyday life. Vibrant and moving examples from music therapy situations are twinned with the stories of 'ordinary' people who describe how music helps them within their everyday lives. Together this complementary material leads Ansdell to present a new interdisciplinary framework showing how musical experiences can help all of us build and negotiate identities, make intimate non-verbal relationships, belong together in community, and find moments of transcendence and meaning. How Music Helps is not just a book about music therapy. It has the more ambitious aim to promote (from a music therapist's perspective) a better understanding of 'music and change' in our personal and social life. Ansdell's theoretical synthesis links the tradition of Nordoff-Robbins music therapy and its recent developments in Community Music Therapy to contemporary music sociology and music studies. This book will be relevant to practitioners, academics, and researchers looking for a broad-based theoretical perspective to guide further study and policy in music, well-being, and health.

You Are Beautiful And You Are Alone

Author : Jennifer Otter Bickerdike
ISBN : 9780571350032
Genre : Music
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A ROUGH TRADE, MOJO, UNCUT & LOUDER THAN WAR BOOK OF THE YEAR SHORTLISTED FOR THE RALPH J. GLEASON MUSIC BOOK AWARD A redemptive, myth-shattering biography of one of the twentieth century's most underestimated creative and artistic forces. 'Here is the Odyssey of Nico . . . a scholarly and detailed chronicle of this brilliant artist, who was spurned and tortured for her trouble.' IGGY POP 'At last, a comprehensive and compelling book about Nico.' VIV ALBERTINE 'Absorbs from start to finish.' OBSERVER The real story of Nico is one of determination, self-destruction and belief in one's artistic vision, at any cost . . . You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone is an empowering reappraisal of an underappreciated icon. Drawing upon new interviews and rare archival material Bickerdike defies the sexist casting of Nico's life as the tragedy of a beautiful woman losing her youth and fame, and instead cements her legacy as one of the most vital artists of her generation. 'Gripping.' THE TIMES '[This] book gets closer to understanding Nico than most.' GUARDIAN 'Deserves to sit with the great biographies.' RECORD COLLECTOR 'A compassionate portrait of a musician whose artistry has often been overlooked.' MOJO 'Valuable . . . Bickerdike gives Nico her due as an artist.' THE SPECTATOR 'Entertainingly written and insightful.' INDEPENDENT 'The best music book you will read this year.' LOUDER THAN WAR

A Life S Music

Author : Andreï Makine
ISBN : 9781444716740
Genre : Fiction
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In a snowbound railway station deep in the Soviet Union, a stranded passenger comes across an old man playing the piano in the dark, silent tears rolling down his cheeks. Once on the train to Moscow he begins to tell his story: a tale of loss, love and survival that movingly illustrates the strength of human resilience.

The Life And Music Of Oliver Mtukudzi

Author : Ezra Chitando
ISBN : 9783030807283
Genre : Music
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This book is a critical reflection on the life and career of the late legendary Zimbabwean music icon, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, and his contribution towards the reconstruction of Zimbabwe, Africa and the globe at large. Mtukudzi was a musician, philosopher, and human rights activist who espoused the agenda of reconstruction in order to bring about a better world, proposing personal, cultural, political, religious and global reconstruction. With twenty original chapters, this vibrant volume examines various themes and dimensions of Mtukudzi’s distinguished life and career, notably, how his music has been a powerful vehicle for societal reconstruction and cultural rejuvenation, specifically speaking to issues of culture, human rights, governance, peacebuilding, religion and identity, humanism, gender and politics, among others. The contributors explore the art of performance in Mtukudzi’s music and acting career, and how this facilitated his reconstruction agenda, offering fresh and compelling perspectives into the role of performing artists and cultural workers such as Mtukudzi in presenting models for reconstructing the world.

Crystal S Journey

Author : Crystal L. Shank
ISBN : 1462876986
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is an autobiography of my life story. It entails my early birth, and introduction into my family. It gives details of my childhood, and overcoming milestones. Its the story of my struggles in school with bullies, and my self-image. Its a story of my lifes trails, and triumphs. It leads you down the road of my Brain Tumor, and overcoming the odds. From dealing with the loss of loved ones, and friends, to fi nding my new found faith. It takes you on the journey of my life. This book teaches you many life lessons along this powering journey.

Raising Musical Kids

Author : Robert A. Cutietta
ISBN : 9780199941674
Genre : Education
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Does music make kids smarter? At what age should a child begin music lessons? Where should you purchase an instrument? What should parents expect from a child's teachers and lessons? How can you get kids to practice? Raising Musical Kids answers these and many other questions as it guides parents through everything from assembling a listening library for kids, to matching a child's personality with an instrument's personality, to finding musical resources in your community. Knowing that children can—and often do—get most of their music education from their school, parent and educator Robert Cutietta explores the features and benefits of elementary and secondary school programs, and shows how parents can work with the schools to provide the best possible music program. Throughout the book, Cutietta emphasizes the joy of participating in music for its own sake. The first edition of Raising Musical Kids delighted and informed parents to equal degrees, and this fully-revised second edition is a book that parents everywhere will treasure as a complete road map for developing their child's musical abilities.

Music Asylums Wellbeing Through Music In Everyday Life

Author : Tia DeNora
ISBN : 9781317092131
Genre : Music
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Taking a cue from Erving Goffman’s classic work, Asylums, Tia DeNora develops a novel interdisciplinary framework for music, health and wellbeing. Considering health and illness both in medical contexts and in the often-overlooked realm of everyday life, DeNora argues that these identities are by no means mutually exclusive. Moreover, she suggests that the promotion of health and more specifically, mental health, involves a great deal more than a concern with medication, genetic predispositions, clinical and neuro-scientific procedures. Adopting a holistic, interactionist focus, Music Asylums reconnects states of wellness and wellbeing to encounters with others and - critically - to opportunities for aesthetic experience. Building on DeNora's earlier work on music as a technology of self in everyday life, the book presents music as an active ingredient of action, identity, capacity and consciousness. From there, it suggests that access to, and evaluation of, music is an important ethical matter. Intended for scholars and practitioners in psychiatry and psychology, palliative care, socio-music studies, music psychology and the allied health professions, Music Asylums showcases music's role in the existential project of being and staying well, mentally and physically, from moment-to-moment and across all realms of social life.

The Music Books Of Ruebush Kieffer 1866 1942

Author : Grace I. Showalter
ISBN : UOM:39015036802778
Genre : Gospel music
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