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Sight-Reading for Guitar

by Chelsea Green Open BookShelf (April 04, 2020)

Sight-Reading for Guitar: The Keep Going Method Book and Video Series teaches guitar players from all musical backgrounds to understand, read and play modern staff notation in real time. The Keep Going Method...


Economy, Society and Public Policy

by The CORE Team Open BookShelf (February 05, 2020)

ESPP is for students from any programme of study. Students develop analytical tools and data handling skills as they engage with the most pressing policy problems facing our societies: inequality, financial...


The Economy

by The CORE Team Open BookShelf (February 01, 2020)

A complete introduction to economics and the economy; student-centred and motivated by real-world problems and real-world data.

The Economy is a course in economics. Throughout, we start with a question or a...


The Foundations of Hip-Hop Encyclopedia

by Anthony Kwame Harrison (editor) Open BookShelf (January 14, 2020)

Deejaying, emceeing, graffiti writing, and breakdancing. Together, these artistic expressions combined to form the foundation of one of the most significant cultural phenomena of the late 20th century — Hip-Hop....


Introduction to MIPS Assembly Language Programming

by Charles Kann Open BookShelf (November 15, 2019)

This book was written to introduce students to assembly language programming in MIPS. As with all assemblylanguage programming texts, it covers basic operators and instructions, subprogram calling, loading andstoring...


Object-Oriented Reengineering Patterns

by Oscar Nierstrasz, Stéphane Ducasse & Serge Demeyer Open BookShelf (November 15, 2019)

The documentation is missing or obsolete, and the original developers have departed. Your team has limited understanding of the system, and unit tests are missing for many, if not all, of the components. When...


Writing as Material Practice: Substance, surface and medium

by Kathryn Piquette Open BookShelf (November 15, 2019)

Writing as Material Practice grapples with the issue of writing as a form of material culture in its ancient and more recent manifestations, and in the contexts of production and consumption. Fifteen case studies...


Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement: Stories from the Frontline

by Steven K. Kapp (editor) Open BookShelf (November 14, 2019)

This open access book marks the first historical overview of the autism rights branch of the neurodiversity movement, describing the activities and rationales of key leaders in their own words since it organized...


Dive Into Python 3

by Mark Pilgrim Open BookShelf (November 01, 2019)

Mark Pilgrim's Dive Into Python 3 is a hands-on guide to Python 3 and its differences from Python 2. Compared to Dive Into Python, it’s about 20% revised and 80% new material. As in the original book, Dive...


Nim basics

by Miran Open BookShelf (October 26, 2019)

Nim is a relatively new programming language which allows users to write easy-to-read high-performance code. But if you are reading this Nim tutorial, the chances are that you already know about Nim.

Who is...


War Stories

by Avigdor Hameiri Open BookShelf (September 25, 2019)

Avigdor Hameiri was born in Hungary in 1890. He studied to become an Orthodox Rabbi, but did not finish his studies. During the World War I he served as an officer in the Austro-Hungarian Army in Galicia. In...


Louder and Faster

by Deborah Wong Open BookShelf (September 20, 2019)

Louder and Faster is a cultural study of the phenomenon of Asian American taiko, the thundering, athletic drumming tradition that originated in Japan. Immersed in the taiko scene for twenty years, Deborah Wong...


Pamplona in July: World's Series of Bull Fighting a Mad, Whirling Carnival

by Ernest Hemingway Open BookShelf (September 12, 2019)

Originally published in the TorontoStar Weekly on October 27, 1923, this news article by Ernest Hemingway is often used in classrooms as an example of Hemingway's early, spare writing style. 


A Bowl for a Coin

by William Wayne Farris Open BookShelf (August 17, 2019)

A Bowl for a Coin is the first book in any language to describe and analyze the history of all Japanese teas. To understand the triumph of the tea plant in Japan, Wayne Farris begins with its cultivation and...


Frame by Frame

by Hannah Frank Open BookShelf (June 11, 2019)

Edited and with an introduction by Daniel Morgan

Foreword by Tom Gunning

In this beautifully written and deeply researched study, Hannah Frank provides an original way to understand American animated cartoons...


How to Respond to Code of Conduct Reports

by Valerie Aurora Open BookShelf (May 10, 2019)

This comprehensive guide includes:

  • Basic code of conduct theory
  • How to prepare to enforce a code of conduct
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to respond to a report
  • In-depth discussion of relevant topics
  • Dozens...


Atomic Assurance

by Alexander Lanoszka Open BookShelf (April 09, 2019)

Do alliances curb states from developing nuclear weapons? If so, what kind of alliances work best and how do they function? This book looks at what makes alliances credible enough to prevent nuclear proliferation,...


Working the Phones

by Jamie Woodcock Open BookShelf (February 22, 2019)

Over a million people in the UK work in call centres, and the phrase has become synonymous with low-paid and high stress work, dictatorial supervisors and an enforced dearth of union organisation. However, rarely...


Landmarks Revisited

by Robin Aizlewood Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

The symposium entitled Vekhi, or Landmarks, is one of the most famous publications in Russian intellectual and political history. Its fame rests on the critique it offers of the phenomenon of the Russian intelligentsia....


Before They Were Titans

by Elizabeth Allen Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Dostoevsky and Tolstoy are the titans of Russian literature. As mature artists, they led very different lives and wrote vastly different works, but their early lives and writings display provocative kinships,...


Confucianisms for a Changing World Cultural Order

by Roger T. Ames Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

The rise of Asia has precipitated a dramatic sea change in the world’s economic and political orders, and deepening global predicaments, including climate change, migration, and increasing inequalities of...


How the West Came to Rule

by Alexander Anievas Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Mainstream historical accounts of the development of capitalism describe a process which is fundamentally European - a system that was born in the mills and factories of England or under the guillotines of the...


Jacob's Ladder

by Marina Aptekman Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Jacob’s Ladder discusses the reflection of kabbalistic allegory in Russian literature and provides a detailed analysis of the evolution of the perception of Kabbalah in Russian consciousness. Aptekman investigates...


Legacies of Space and Intangible Heritage

by Fernando Armstrong-Fumero Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

This volume looks at how different physical environments contribute to the reproduction of cultural forms even in the wake of colonization, migration, and other processes of displacement and change. This raises...


Transnational Japan in the Global Environmental Movement

by Simon Avenell Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

What motivates people to become involved in issues and struggles beyond their own borders? How are activists changed and movements transformed when they reach out to others a world away? This adept study addresses...


The Message Is Murder

by Jonathan Beller Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

The Message is Murder analyses the violence bound up in the everyday functions of digital media. At its core is the concept of 'computational capital' - the idea that capitalism itself is a computer, turning...


The Superstitious Muse

by David M. Bethea Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

For several decades David Bethea has written authoritatively on the “mythopoetic thinking” that lies at the heart of classical Russian literature, especially Russian poetry. His theoretically informed essays...


Survival Migration

by Alexander Betts Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Such threats as environmental change, food insecurity, and generalized violence force massive numbers of people to flee states that are unable or unwilling to ensure their basic rights, as do conditions in failed...


Contemporary Australian Literature

by Nicholas Birns Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Australia has been seen as a land of both punishment and refuge. Australian literature has explored these controlling alternatives, and vividly rendered the landscape on which they transpire. Twentieth-century...


Sex, Love, and Migration

by Alexia Bloch Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

A common image of migration in the early twenty-first century features young women from poor countries who are drawn into low paid, and often intimate, labor in wealthy countries. While aligning with scholarship...


Hemispheric Imaginations

by Helmbrecht Breinig Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

What image of Latin America have North American fiction writers created, found, or echoed, and how has the prevailing discourse about the region shaped their work? How have their writings contributed to the...


Chapaev and His Comrades

by Angela Brintlinger Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Across the twentieth century war was the central experience of the Russian people, spurring tales of the struggles and advances of the combat hero to become a prevailing Russian literary trope. In this wide...


Rethinking Japanese Feminisms

by Julia C. Bullock Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

''Rethinking Japanese Feminisms'' offers a broad overview of the great diversity of feminist thought and practice in Japan from the early twentieth century to the present. Drawing on methodologies and approaches...


Secession and Security

by Ahsan Butt Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Since World War II, separatist conflicts have been the most common and deadly types of war in international politics. Such wars result from a simple incongruity: ethno-nationalist groups desire a homeland, but...


Beyond Borders

by Wen-Chin Chang Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

The Yunnanese from southwestern China have for millennia traded throughout upland Southeast Asia. Burma in particular has served as a “back door” to Yunnan, providing a sanctuary for political refugees and...


Ghosts of the African Diaspora

by Joanne Chassot Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

The first monograph to investigate the poetics and politics of haunting in African diaspora literature, Ghosts of the African Diaspora: Re-Visioning History, Memory, and Identity examines literary works by five...


Archaeological Perspectives on Warfare on the Great Plains

by Andrew Clark Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

The Great Plains of the United States have played an influential role in shaping academic and popular visions of Native American warfare, largely because of the well-documented violence that was so central to...


The Light of Knowledge : Literacy Activism and the Politics of Writing in South India

by Francis Cody Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Cowinner of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology’s Edward Sapir Book PrizeSince the early 1990s hundreds of thousands of Tamil villagers in southern India have participated in literacy lessons and other...


Ivan Konevskoi

by Joan Delaney Grossman Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Ivan Konevskoi: “Wise Child” of Russian Symbolism is the first study in any language of Ivan Konevskoi—poet, thinker, mystic—for many decades the “lost genius” of Russian modernism. A fresh and compelling...


Music and Levels of Narration in Film

by Guido Heldt Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

This is the first book-length study of the narratology of film music, and an indispensable resource for anyone researching or studying film music or film narratology. It surveys the so far piecemeal discussion...


Hazard Or Hardship

by Jeffrey Hilgert Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Today, hazardous work kills 2.3 million people each year and injures millions more. Among the most compelling yet controversial forms of legal protection for workers is the right to refuse unsafe work. The rise...


Russian Idea - Jewish Presence

by Brian Horowitz Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

In Russian Idea--Jewish Presence, Professor Brian Horowitz follows the career paths of Jewish intellectuals, who, having fallen in love with Russian culture, were unceremoniously repulsed by outsiders. Horowitz...


Ancient Maya Commerce

by Scott R. Hutson Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Nearly two decades of research at Chunchucmil, Yucatan, Mexico documented a thriving city of 40,000 people without the powerful kings and massive temples seen at other Maya centers. What brought people to this...


Close Encounters

by Robert Louis Jackson Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Close Encounters: Essays on Russian Literature combines discussions of ethical, esthetic, and philosophical interest raised by Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Gorky, with close analyses of...


Gone to Pitchipoi

by Rubin Katz Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

In Gone to Pitchipoi Katz vividly recalls his experience growing up in the turmoil of WWII, and his extraordinary escape from the constant threats of Nazi occupied Poland. Born in 1931 in the picturesque countryside...


Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia

by Agnes Nilufer Kefeli Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Winner of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies' Reginald Zelnik Book Prize in History. Through close study of Russian, Eurasian, and Central Asian ethnographic, administrative, literary,...


Hidden Hunger

by Aya Hirata Kimura Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

For decades, NGOs targeting world hunger focused on ensuring that adequate quantities of food were being sent to those in need. In the 1990s, the international food policy community turned its focus to the “hidden...


Rare Earth Frontiers

by Julie Michelle Klinger Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Owing to their unique magnetic, phosphorescent, and catalytic properties, rare earths are the elements that make possible everything from the miniaturization of electronics, to the enabling of green energy and...


The Worlds of Langston Hughes

by Vera M. Kutzinksi Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Shortlisted for the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Christian Gauss Award. The poet Langston Hughes was a tireless world traveler and a prolific writer, translator, and editor. Translations of his own writings traveled...


Pacific Languages

by John Lynch Open BookShelf (December 10, 2018)

Almost one-quarter of the world's languages are (or were) spoken in the Pacific, making it linguistically the most complex region in the world. Although numerous technical books on groups of Pacific or Australian...