Rhetoric is what gives words power. It's nothing to be afraid of. It isn't the exclusive preserve of politicians: it's everywhere, from your argument with the insurance company to your plea to the waitress for a table near the window. It convicts criminals (and then frees them on appeal). It causes governments to rise and fall, best men to be shunned by brides, and people to march with steady purpose towards machine guns. In this highly entertaining (and persuasive) book, Sam Leith examines how people have taught, practised and thought about rhetoric from its Attic origins to its twenty-first century apotheosis. Along the way, he tells the stories of its heroes and villains, from Cicero and Erasmus, to Hitler, Obama - and Gyles Brandreth.
Discover the World of Words, Codes, Emojis, Signs, Slang, Smoke Signals, Barks, Babbles, Growls, Gestures, Hieroglyphics & More
Author: Catherine Ham
Publisher: Moondance Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
There are more than 7,000 human languages, and that number only includes spoken languages! Wow! Add in other human languages of codes, symbols, and gestures, and the number becomes more impressive. Who knew there were so many fun and interesting ways to communicate?Add in the acoustic, chemical, and visual languages of animals, and the word "Wow" quickly becomes an understatement. You Talking to Me? travels the world to explore the fascinating and cool ways humans and animals communicate. Learn how languages develop and how they change. Follow root words such as proto (the Greek word for first) around the globe from one language to another. Discover insider languages such as slang, gestures, and symbols. Roma gypsies used piles of rocks to share information with the next group arriving. Consider the power of codes and symbols. Musical notes are just symbols, but they can direct orchestras and create hit songs, while the STOP traffic sign prevents millions of accidents a day with only four letters, and computer coding has changed the world. Explore the meanings of gestures: in much of the world, sticking out your tongue at someone is a sign of defiance; in Tibet, it's a sign of respect! Domestic and wild animals do some pretty cool communicating, too. Learn about elephants and bats that talk with frequencies we cannot hear, insects and reptiles that communicate with chemicals we cannot smell, and birds and frogs that use color to advertise. The fun fact format is appealing to both reluctant readers and curious kids.
Have you ever awakened in the middle of the night and had such a strong feeling of having to do something and not been able to go back to sleep until you did it? Have you had many experiences about which you called coincidences or intuition? Have you had a song come on the radio with words that touched your heart at a time when you really needed to hear them? Have you had a friend/relative call you on the phone just when you were about to call that person yourself? Have you had a book come into your hands just when you needed to read the message in it? If you answered yes to any or all of the preceding questions, then this book is the one for you to read. It is a true story about what happened to an average person like you, who decided to take a leap of faith and believe that it was God speaking to her whenever any of those things happened. It could be your story, because the author describes what she did to hear God’s Voice and what transpired when she followed the directives which she was given. Read this book to see what can happen in just 12 short weeks when you take a leap of faith, be still and listen, and try to be just Love.
Everyone has his or her favorite stories. The best stories come straight from true-life events. Everyday life can be surprising, invigorating, horrifying, glorious, down right sad or full of hope. Everyone has a best day and a worse day. Sometimes you don’t need to embellish a story because often you can’t beat the facts for entertainment or imagination. These stories are a collection of events that took place over half a century in the course of a normal average life. These stories prove that mere mortals sometimes have no control over their destiny as it unfolds immediately in front of them.
Thomas Florschuetz,Christoph Schreier,Mark Gisbourne,Aris Fioretos,Städtisches Kunstmuseum Bonn,Städtische Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz
Author: Thomas Florschuetz,Christoph Schreier,Mark Gisbourne,Aris Fioretos,Städtisches Kunstmuseum Bonn,Städtische Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz
Publisher: Steidl / Edition7L
No one has ever seen the human body quite like Thomas Florschuetz. He brings parts of the body--legs, fingers, heels, arms--into view and composes them into photos full of visual impact and confusing vagueness. His own body serves as motif. Not obviously posed or arranged, his body provides the banal photo fragments that reveal their sensual power once they've been turned into something artificial, unreal. Objects from daily life, too, are presented by Florschuetz in such a way that they transcend their normal function. He photographs portions of plants or buildings, windows and curtains, enlarges them into oversized photos with a three-dimensional quality and mounts them on triptychs or hangs them in other groups. Handled in this way, the subjects of his photographs attain an aura of mystery, detached from the world. This book is the first comprehensive presentation of work done by the artist, who remains the focus of frequent debate.
You, Talking to Me is an informative and entertaining look into the mind of a journalist whom Writer's Digest called "legendary." In concise lessons of only a few pages each, Grobel details what he's learned from talking to 120 of the most fascinating people of our time, among them Gov. Jesse Ventura, Coach Bob Knight, kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst, Nobel Prize winners Saul Bellow, Richard Feynman, and Linus Pauling, and he reveals stories about Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Dolly Parton, Kiefer Sutherland, James Spader, Robert De Niro, Henry Fonda, Norman Mailer, Joyce Carol Oates, Elmore Leonard, Goldie Hawn, Barbra Streisand and so many more. No other journalist has spent the time or has had the insight to such a wide variety of celebrated artists. Grobel's lessons range from the serious ("Don't Be Bullied," "Anger Fuels Conversation," "A Lie Can Be as Telling as a Truth"), to the humorous ("Shlock Can Be Art If You Believe It," "If They Offer You a Drink, Don't Make it Soft," "If They Mistake You for Someone Else, Let it Ride," "If They Offer to Lasso You, Go With It"), to the absurd ("When You Save Someone from Getting His Head Smashed, He'll Respond with Kindness," "Know How to Defuse a Potentially Threatening Situation, and Keep Enough Cash in Case You're Thrown Out of the Car Onto a Deserted Highway in Ohio," "Treat Your Plants to Baroque Music, and Stay Clear of Fluffers"). Over the years people have asked Grobel what he's learned doing in-depth interviews for Playboy, Rolling Stone, Newsday, the N.Y. Times, and his books of conversations. This is his answer.
Radio Secrets Revealed! When I was young, people would ask, "What would you like to be when you grow up?" To my mind, "like" had nothing to do with it. I had already decided I was going to be a DJ, and nothing was going to stop me from reaching my goal. I had no idea that I was destined to run headlong into cold reality. Fortunately, this dilemma was resolved when I found something far greater than my original quest. This is a true story that is insightful, provocative and frequently humorous. Ask your doctor if this story is right for you.
Psychotherapy with People with Learning Disabilities
Author: Lynda Miller,David Simpson
Publisher: Karnac Books
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a new development in the treatment of people with learning disabilities and mental health problems, which traditionally has utilised behavioural management and limited counselling. The papers collected here have evolved from the work of the pioneering Learning Disabilities Service at the Tavistock Clinic, London, which is made up from specialised professionals from the fields of psychology, psychiatry, child and adolescent psychotherapy, adult psychotherapy and social work. The service mainly offers individual psychotherapy but also provides group work, parent work, family therapy and consultative work with professionals where necessary.This volume demonstrates the vast range of work undertaken by members of the service, covering treatment for children, adolescents and adults from the fields detailed above. It also contains an in-depth look at aspects of life in residential settings and at audit and research. Several central concepts reoccur: the theory of early trauma; the theory of "secondary handicap", a term coined by Valerie Sinason to describe the particular use a person makes of their handicap; and the sheer painfulness of having a learning disability to all concerned and the magnitude of defensive manoeuvres used by people to evade this reality.A major and worthwhile aim of the editors is to encourage an interest in training in psychotherapy with this patient group, an overlooked but rewarding field. This book will appeal to many for a variety of reasons. It is pertinent for those from any field who are already engaged in work with people with learning difficulties and will also be of interest not only to general practitioners and students of psychotherapy but also to non-specialists who are connected with the issues raised, such as carers, keyworkers, family members and friends.In this book, psychoanalytic psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities is described in detail, with discussion about some of the technical issues which can arise in clinical work with this patient group. The book aims to be accessible to a wide range of readers, and includes chapters on group therapy in an educational setting, on research and on aspects of institutional care. It will be pertinent and useful to all practitioners and trainees in the fields of learning disabilities, child and adolescent mental health, including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and psychotherapists.Contributors:Annie Baikie; Marta Cioeta; Louise Emanuel; Lydia Hartland-Rowe; Sally Hodges; Maria Kakogianni; Pauline Lee; Victoria Mattison; Lynda Miller; Sadegh Nashat; Nancy Pistrang; Elisa Reyes-Simpson; Nancy Sheppard; David Simpson; and Judith Usiskin.
CHANGES is the story of a family in crisis; it is the story of an immigrant family trying to cope with life in urban America, about the trauma that cross-cultural conflicts bring, the pressure to conform or do your own thing, against the backdrop of todays America. In order to integrate into the mainstream, or for that matter, pursue the American Dream, can an immigrant family maintain their identity, their native lifestyle, in the turbulent ambiance of urban America or do they succumb to its pressures and change their lifestyle altogether? These are the fundamental questions that most immigrants face, and have to deal with. Many succeed; others fail, while a few just hang in there. The main characters are Ebo, the husband and father; Christina, the wife and mother, and Chris and Lisa, two teenage kids, aged sixteen and eighteen. In the face of overwhelming odds, Ebo tries to maintain control of the family, and tries to do it the only way he knows how; the old fashioned way. Along the way, he runs into a few characters that expose him to some of the diversity on the American social, cultural and political landscape.
Secrets. Everyone has them. Do you? How bad is your secret? Some of us have darker secrets than others. Meet the Baxton sisters: Patricia, Regina, Deidra, CeCe, and Sherilyn. They fight, they love, they laugh, and when necessary...some of them kill! These sisters each lead lives that are not what they seem. The question is, who will be discovered? Who will live and who will die? Secrets To Kill For is a fast paced, mind-boggling suspense thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat guessing all the way to the end!
I didnt want to fall in love . . . I wanted to run away and I tried too; but every touch just starts a fire within you. Sometimes its like a dream when you think that person wants what you want but youre scared because you dont know; all you know is that, that person makes you feel incredible, desirable; and you find yourself melting . . . and you hope; no you pray that he feels the same way because you dont know if you can walk away . . . you dont want to walk away but you cherish every moment youre with him because if he . . . she doesnt feel the same way at least you . . . . For as long as Dorian has remembered he has longed for the love of his mother. His mother is vindictive, heartless and only has one thing on her mind; money and her prestigious position as President of Legacy State University. Shes thrown women at his feet and disapproved when hes wanted to make his own decisions in regards to his love life and anything else for that matter. Dorian wants a woman that loves him like no other, a woman he can open his heart too. A woman that mesmerizes him in and out of the bedroom; and he knows just where to find her. The woman hes always wanted is now untouchable. She is the key to his success and the key to his happiness but can he have both? Serenity Cole is sexy, ambitious, and more often than not confident; but that is until she takes her talents to Legacy State University and finds that the new head coach is none other than Dorian Wilson, the man shes dreamt about since her summer vacations with her family in TC Florida. Lines will be crossed, lives will be threatened, love will be tested. Take the ride with Serenity and Dorian as they find something they never thought possible between a man and a woman. Kyra Gates brings you to tears with her first Romance Novel. The story of Serenity and Dorian will leave you wanting more. Its riveting, sexy, and will engulf you like a forest fire.
This is a story about an urban legend, the Amy light. The Angel of Death pays a visit to an AIDS patient Jimmy. He tells Jimmy he will witness what is going to take place on the Amy train track that night. There are local and foreign exchange students making plans to go on the Amy tracks that night after the Friday night football game. These teenagers will take you outside the box; you may not return inside the box ever again. I only ask you as readers to take care of these kids. They will talk about everyday life, politics, foreign affairs, race, and maybe you.
From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Zindel comes this touching, humorous, and delightful play that earned wide recognition in its National Educational Television (NET) Network production. The action is set in the laboratory of the American Biological Association Development for the Advancement of Brain Analysis, where curious experiments involving various mammals are taking place. Helen, a newly engaged cleaning lady, is particularly drawn to a dolphin and is shocked when she learns that, having failed to "talk" as hoped for, it is slated for brain dissection. She makes a desperate attempt to rescue the dolphin from the scientists, incurring first their indignation and then, when the dolphin does indeed "talk" for Helen, their futile pleas that she change her mind about leaving and stay on to help them in their experiments. But the gentle Helen has had enough—both of "Custodial Engineering" and of schemes to change man's relationship to the other creatures with whom the world must be shared. Comedy/Drama One Act 5 women (or can be divided between men and women): 5 total Interior