In Chocky, pioneering science-fiction master John Wyndham confronts an enigma as strange as anything found in his classic works The Day of the Triffids or The Chrysalids—the mind of a child. It’s not terribly unusual for a boy to have an imaginary friend, but Matthew’s parents have to agree that his—nicknamed Chocky—is anything but ordinary. Why, Chocky demands to know, are there twenty-four hours in a day? Why are there two sexes? Why can’t Matthew solve his math homework using a logical system like binary code? When the questions Chocky asks become too advanced and, frankly, too odd for teachers to answer, Matthew’s parents start to wonder if Chocky might be something far stranger than a figment of their son’s imagination. Chocky, the last novel Wyndham published during his life, is a playful investigation of what being human is all about, delving into such matters as child-rearing, marriage, learning, artistic inspiration—and ending with a surprising and impassioned plea for better human stewardship of the earth.
Author: John Wyndham
Publisher: New York Review of Books
When socialism collapsed in Tanzania, the government-controlled music industry gave way to a vibrant independent music scene. Alex Perullo explores the world of the bands, music distributors, managers, and clubs that attest to the lively and creative music industry in Dar es Salaam. Perullo examines the formation of the city's music economy, considering the means of musical production, distribution, protection, broadcasting, and performance. He exposes both legal and illegal strategies for creating business opportunities employed by entrepreneurs who battle government restrictions and give flight to their musical aspirations. This is a singular look at the complex music landscape in one of Africa's most dynamic cities.
Popular Music and Tanzania's Music Economy
Author: Alex Perullo
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Author: Mark Daniel
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
This book is full of all your favourite macaroons and biscuits, as well as biscotti and slices. It's the sort of book you'll refer to again and again, you'll teach your children how to make biscuits from it and they'll teach their children. There are recipes for plain biscuits, iced biscuits, biscuits with creamy fillings, slices and biscotti. Everything you expect to find is here: shortbread, chocolate chip cookies, melting moments, caramel slice, coconut slice, macaroons. Each recipe is explained simply so even a beginner will have immediate success.
The Australian Women's Weekly
Publisher: Hachette UK
Popular Music, Agency, and Urban Society in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Author: Alex Perullo
Category: Music trade
The 90th Texas Oklahoma Division was nick-named The Tough Ombres. The men wore a T/O patch on their shoulders. But it was anything but tough when it hit Utah Beach and tried to move inland. Taking terrible casualties and making stupid mistakes, the Division was called the worst on the continent by top brass. Charles Sarge Goodson, a farm kid from Childress, Texas, came to the 90th Division as another green replacement. He was intensely proud of the Tough Ombres. But both Charles and the 90th Division had some fast growing up to do if they were going to survive.
Author: John Sandifer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The variety of children's television drama is recalled in this book. It lists entries on every British-made children's drama to have been shown on UK screens since 1950. Critical appraisals assess the kind of stories told for children, along with all the technical data and trivia.
Author: Mark J. Docherty,Alistair D. McGown
Publisher: British Film Institute
Category: Performing Arts
With this book a reader who wishes to know who the stars ofIt! The Terror from Beyond Spacewere and if they are still living, or if a member of the cast of "The Trouble with Tribbles" episode ofStar Trekever appeared in a science fiction film, or what the name of theTwilight Zoneepisode starring Robert Redford was, will be able to locate the information with ease. These volumes cover science fiction, horror and fantasy films and television from the late 1800s through the end of 1999. Volume 1 has all the credits. The first part is an alphabetical listing of actors and actresses who have made a significant contribution to horror, science fiction and fantasy films. Each listing includes the individual's date of birth when known and date of death when applicable. The second part contains credits for directors, producers, screenwriters, make-up artists, cinematographers, special effects technicians, and numerous others. Volume 2 is a filmography. It lists films with date, country of origin (other than the United States), alternate titles, production credits, and a complete-as-possible cast listing. The films are listed in alphabetical order, usually under the United States release title. Films made for theaters, television, cable or video tape can be found in this section. Volume 3 is the listing of television programs. All television series and episodes of a science fiction, horror or fantasy nature are included. The series listing generally includes the regular cast, individual episode title, original air date, and guest cast, director and writer credits. This work is a unification, revision, correction, expansion and update of the original 1983 two-volume set and its 1989 and 1994 one-volume supplements. This film book is published as a set of three volumes. Replacement volumes can be obtained individually under ISBN 0-7864-0950-9 (for Volume 1), ISBN 0-7864-0951-7 (for Volume 2) and ISBN 0-7864-0952-5 (for Volume 3).
Author: Harris M. Lentz
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
Category: Performing Arts
The searing novel on which the internationally acclaimed hit film was based. “A Scarface-like urban epic . . . punctuated with lyricism and longing” (Publishers Weekly). City of God is a gritty, gorgeous tour de force from one of Brazil’s most notorious slums. Cidade de Deus: a place where the streets are awash with narcotics, where violence can erupt at any moment over drugs, money, and love—but also a place where the samba beat rocks till dawn, where the women are the most beautiful on earth, and where one young man wants to escape his background and become a photographer. When City of God erupted on screens worldwide, it became one of the most critically and commercially successful foreign films of recent years. But few were aware of the story behind the film. Written by Paulo Lins, who grew up in the favela (shantytown) Cidade de Deus in Rio de Janeiro and who spent years researching its gang history, City of God began life as a coruscating, harrowing novelistic account of twenty years in the illicit pursuits of the youth gangs born from the favela. “With plot devices sometimes as minimal as the dawning of a new day, City of God seems more like a mosaic than a novel, but it’s a mosaic with unforgettably vibrant colors.” —Booklist
Author: Paulo Lins
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
The "Models for Writing" books provide a complete programme to teach the writing process through shared, guided and extended work. Based on the National Literacy Strategy requirements, the books feature sentence-level focus, lively activities, and an easy-to-use solution for differentiation.
Author: Chris Buckton
Category: English language
From abdabs to zit From pillock (14th century) to couch potato (20th century) From She'll be apples (Australia) to the pits (USA) This new collection brings together some 5,000 contemporary slang expressions originating in all parts of the English-speaking world. It gives clear and concise definitions of each word, supplemented by examples of their use and information about where and when they came into being. This entertaining reference work will be of use to students of English at all levels and a source of fascination to word-lovers throughout the world.
Author: Paul Beale,Eric Partridge
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
100 Job Search Tips (Yes, 100!) contains valuable, practical, and functional guidelines for landing the job you want. The truth is, we often need help. In writing this book, I hope to assist others with their job search strategies. Locating a job is a process. The harsh reality is, this is not a fun process! I hope to provide some no-nonsense approaches to the job search. This is not a formal book, as formality is not my style. However, a job search needs to be handled with decorum and maturity. Some of these tips will direct you in the proper manner in which to conduct your job search. You will gain knowledge of how to interview properly, how to negotiate a fair salary, where to look for a job, how to keep your job, how to handle stress, how to handle time management, and how to maintain your sanity through this progression. You are in charge of your career. With this book, I intend for you to have the support you need with some useful tips geared for just about anyone in any field of employment. Good luck!
Author: Janet Ritt Chocky
Category: Business & Economics