the subversive world of Zappa
Author: Kevin Courrier
Publisher: Ecw Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
For nearly 30 years, Frank Zappa was one of the most influential, innovative, and controversial musicians in rock, despite minimal radio airplay. This biography goes beyond the myths that surround this musical satirist to explore the life, career, and influences of an outrageously gifted composer. Both with his early band, the Mothers of Invention, and in his subsequent solo work, Zappa poked fun at middle-class conformity, hippies, disco, and the Reagan era while breaking musical ground with his combination of jazz, rhythm and blues, doo-wop, social and political parody, and rock and roll. This book traces Zappa's cultural and musical roots to Erik Satie, Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinsky, Charles Ives, and Zappa's true hero, avant-garde composer Edgard Varese.
Author: Kelly Fisher Lowe
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
A deep look at the work of one of the most insightful and incisive critics of late 20th-century American culture.
Dangerous Plastic Food Containers
Author: Chaplain David Lefavor, D.Min, BCC
Publisher: Chaplain David Lefavor
Plastics are one of the major achievements of the twentieth century. Today, they permeate our daily lives in just about every way that you can imagine, and they in our lives to stay. Plastics play an important role in almost every aspect of our lives. Look around you and you’ll see that you are surrounded by things that are made with plastic: Furniture, Soda bottles, cell phones, cups and glasses, computers, credit cards, door knobs, car parts, toothbrushes, hair combs, pens, TVs and VCRs, CDs and DVDs. Every time you buy something at a store you get a plastic bag. Last year the U.S. produced over 100 billion plastic bags, and sold over 30 billion bottles of “spring water”. Most of them have ended up in landfills and will not decompose until, maybe, sometime in the next century. Of all the plastic items around, the most common are associated with our food and drink: plastic bottles, drinking cups, baby bottles, sippy cups. The list is long, and these objects that we so easily put up to our mouths are quite ubiquitous. We certainly take for granted, the unspoken assumption that all these items are safe for our use. With the plethora of plastics being manufactured today, there is one common ingredient that is used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins in most plastics. It is called Bisphenol-A, or BPA, as it is more familiarly known. BPA is a carbon-based synthetic compound used in the making of clear, hard plastics that has been in use by the plastic industry for over 50 years. BPA has become the plastic’s industry miracle compound. It only has one problem; BPA does not behave itself well in the kitchen around food. While BPA has been regarded as safe for decades, recent research using sophisticated analytic techniques clearly show that accumulated and prolonged exposure to BPA can interfere with our endocrine system and cause a range of ill health consequences, including reproductive problems and cancer. This is the story of the alien in your kitchen as relates to a clear and plastic danger to your health.
Guidelines, Codes, Standards
Author: NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The leading resource for student and professional kitchen designers—completely revised and updated Kitchen Planning is an essential reference for any designer working in the kitchen field, containing everything a professional needs to know to design kitchens that are convenient, functional, and efficient, and that meet the needs of today's lifestyles. Based on the National Kitchen and Bath Association's Kitchen and Bathroom Planning Guidelines and the related Access Standards, this book presents the best practices developed by the Association's committee of professionals through extensive research. This Second Edition has been completely revised and redesigned throughout, with new full-color photographs and illustrations and a special emphasis on client needs, research, and references to industry information. Features include: New and expanded information on universal design and sustainable design The 2012 edition of the NKBA Planning Guidelines with Access Standards and up-to-date applications of the 2012 International Residential Code® New information about storage, cabinet construction, and specifying cabinets Metric measurement equivalents included throughout A companion website with forms and teaching resources for instructors
Author: Paul Carr
This collection of essays, documented by an international and interdisciplinary array of scholars, represents the first academically focused volume exploring the creative idiolect of Frank Zappa. Several of the authors are known for contributing significantly to areas such as popular music, cultural, and translation studies, with expertise and interests ranging from musicology to poetics. The publication presents the reader with an understanding of the ontological depth of Zappa's legacy by relating the artist and his texts to a range of cultural, social, technological and musicological factors, as encapsulated in the book's title - Frank Zappa and the And. Zappa's interface with religion, horror, death, movies, modernism, satire, freaks, technology, resistance, censorship and the avant-garde are brought together analytically for the first time, and approached non chronologically, something that strongly complies with the non linear perspective of time Zappa highlights in both his autobiography and recordings. The book employs a variety of analytical approaches, ranging from literary and performance theory, 'horrality' and musicology, to post modern and textually determined readings, and serves as a unique and invaluable guide to Zappa's legacy and creative force.
The Ultimate Field Guide to Evoke Curiosity and Wonderment with More Than 80 Recipes and Foraging Tips
Author: Johnna Holmgren
Publisher: Rodale Books
Connect with the earth and explore the outdoors with this enchanting cookbook from Fox Meets Bear blogger Johnna Holmgren. We forget that there is magic in food. We’ve lost an appreciation for how the ingredients we use came to be, how they grew, and where they were cultivated. In short, we’ve lost an appreciation for the earth. But Johnna Holmgren is here to restore that appreciation and help us create an adventurous spirit both in and out of the kitchen. She’s someone who goes straight to the woods behind her home for mushrooms and syrup and heads to her garden for tomatoes and fruits. Her cookbook is more than just a book—it’s an escape to another realm, a retreat into nature, and a taste of the life she lives. It brings the woods to a city loft and to the aisles of surburban supermarkets, with more than 80 unique recipes like floraled elderflower quiche, wild blueberry bee pollen scones, garlic scape wreath pasta, and a frothed reishi mushroom latte. Intertwined with photographs of foraging experiments, lush forest scenes, and whimsical illustrations, it wil linspire you to form a bond with the earth and the world around you.
My Journey Between the Passions of the Living and the Dead
Author: Betty Krawczyk
Category: Biography & Autobiography
While imprisoned for Contempt of Court in the spring of 2003, Betty Krawczyk searched for understanding into the reasons for her actions. Had she signed a paper promising not to go back to the forest where she was arrested for blockading logging trucks, she would have been released from prison until trial. But she refused. Her own stubbornness and intransigence before the courts of British Columbia baffled everybody, including Krawczyk herself. In "This Dangerous Place," Krawczyk searches for answers from her childhood by revisiting in memory an old plantation house in southern Louisiana. It was from this setting of long ago that Krawczyk's father wrestled with a ghost he didn't know, didn't ask for, and didn't believe existed. Until it was too late.
How To Keep Your Child Safe
Author: Vicki Lansky
Publisher: Book Peddlers
Category: Family & Relationships
Here is all the information parents could ever need to create a safe environment for their children. Practical "childproofing" tips are offered for every room in the house as well as for outdoors. The updated chapter on poison control includes a complete listing of poisonous household products—plants both indoor and outdoor—and what to do if a poisoning actually occurs.
Why Jealousy Is as Necessary as Love and Sex
Author: David M. Buss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Why do men and women cheat on each other? How do men really feel when their partners have sex with other men? What worries women more -- men who turn to other women for love or men who simply want sexual variety in their lives? Can the jealousy husbands and wives experience over real or imagined infidelities be cured? Should it be? In this surprising and engaging exploration of men's and women's darker passions, David Buss, acclaimed author of The Evolution of Desire, reveals that both men and women are actually designed for jealousy. Drawing on experiments, surveys, and interviews conducted in thirty-seven countries on six continents, as well as insights from recent discoveries in biology, anthropology, and psychology, Buss discovers that the evolutionary origins of our sexual desires still shape our passions today. According to Buss, more men than women want to have sex with multiple partners. Furthermore, women who cheat on their husbands do so when they are most likely to conceive, but have sex with their spouses when they are least likely to conceive. These findings show that evolutionary tendencies to acquire better genes through different partners still lurk beneath modern sexual behavior. To counteract these desires to stray -- and to strengthen the bonds between partners -- jealousy evolved as an early detection system of infidelity in the ancient and mysterious ritual of mating. Buss takes us on a fascinating journey through many cultures, from pre-historic to the present, to show the profound evolutionary effect jealousy has had on all of us. Only with a healthy balance of jealousy and trust can we be certain of a mate's commitment, devotion, and true love.
Author: S. Mattingly
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
HIS book is based on a series of papers first published in Update during T 1974 and 1975. When they originally appeared they attracted attention from workers in many fields connected with rehabilitation, and it was clear that their appeal stretched far beyond the usual readership of Update. The papers present a unique collection of information on aspects of rehabilita tion, and their publication as a single volume has been requested by many. Since their original publication the papers have been revised. There have been many changes in the organisation of government and voluntary services, including, for example, changes in the law relating to the mobility allowance. These changes have been incorporated in the revision, and the book now presents an up-to-date account of the various aspects of rehabilitation including the services provided by government and voluntary organisations, relevant legislation, the provision of aids and appliances and problems affecting particular disability groups. If it is concerned principally with the physically disabled this is because they appear numerically to be the most important.
A Jack Burnside adventure
Author: Barbara Spencer
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Jack, who shares his name with the soccer superstar, Jack Burnside, is a keen footballer. When his best mate, Saleem, fails to return after a visit to his home, there is little Jack can do about it, until he receives a mysterious parcel in the post. It takes him on a journey to a land ruled by sun and peopled with tyrants, sorcerers and giant crows. Now he must find Saleem, coach a team of boys for a football march – and stay alive! … which just might prove rather difficult if you only ally is a cantankerous camel.
Adventures at Love Institute
Author: Van Gras
Publisher: AKAKIA Publications
Angelo Lovefull brings radical changes in our lives, curing many ills of the body and soul. He makes pills obsolete and introduces us to holistic psychosomatic therapy, which is based on love and proper nutrition. Teachings of life from a ten year old English_GReek child destined to all those who have learnt to get disheartened too easily. Lessons of love and power, love compassion, faith and hope. The way which will change for ever the meaning of disease and the stance of human beings against threat!
A Scientist's View of Genetically Modified Food
Author: Nina V. Fedoroff,Nancy Marie Brown
Publisher: Joseph Henry Press
While European restaurants race to footnote menus, reassuring concerned gourmands that no genetically modified ingredients were used in the preparation of their food, starving populations around the world eagerly await the next harvest of scientifically improved crops. Mendel in the Kitchen provides a clear and balanced picture of this tangled, tricky (and very timely) topic. Any farmer you talk to could tell you that we've been playing with the genetic makeup of our food for millennia, carefully coaxing nature to do our bidding. The practice officially dates back to Gregor Mendel -- who was not a renowned scientist, but a 19th century Augustinian monk. Mendel spent many hours toiling in his garden, testing and cultivating more than 28,000 pea plants, selectively determining very specific characteristics of the peas that were produced, ultimately giving birth to the idea of heredity -- and the now very common practice of artificially modifying our food. But as science takes the helm, steering common field practices into the laboratory, the world is now keenly aware of how adept we have become at tinkering with nature --which in turn has produced a variety of questions. Are genetically modified foods really safe? Will the foods ultimately make us sick, perhaps in ways we can't even imagine? Isn't it genuinely dangerous to change the nature of nature itself? Nina Fedoroff, a leading geneticist and recognized expert in biotechnology, answers these questions, and more. Addressing the fear and mistrust that is rapidly spreading, Federoff and her co-author, science writer Nancy Brown, weave a narrative rich in history, technology, and science to dispel myths and misunderstandings. In the end, Fedoroff arues, plant biotechnology can help us to become better stewards of the earth while permitting us to feed ourselves and generations of children to come. Indeed, this new approach to agriculture holds the promise of being the most environmentally conservative way to increase our food supply.