The First Signs

Unlocking the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols

Author: Genevieve von Petzinger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476785503

Category: Art

Page: 328

View: 3168

The First Signs is the first-ever exploration of the little-known geometric images that accompany most cave art around the world--the first indications of symbolic meaning, intelligence, and language. Join renowned archaeologist Genevieve von Petzinger on an Indiana Jones-worthy adventure from the open-air rock art sites of northern Portugal to the dark depths of a remote cave in Spain that can only be reached by sliding face-first through the mud. Von Petzinger looks past the beautiful horses, powerful bison, graceful ibex, and faceless humans in the ancient paintings. Instead, she's obsessed with the abstract geometric images that accompany them, the terse symbols that appear more often than any other kinds of figures--signs that have never really been studied or explained until now. Part travel journal, part popular science, part personal narrative, von Petzinger's groundbreaking book starts to crack the code on the first form of graphic communication. It's in her blood, as this talented scientist's grandmother served as a code-breaker at Bletchley. Discernible patterns emerge that point to abstract thought and expression, and for the first time, we can begin to understand the changes that might have been happening inside the minds of our Ice Age ancestors--offering a glimpse of when they became us.

My First Signs

Author: Michelle Anthony,Reyna Lindert

Publisher: Cartwheel Books

ISBN: 9780545109246

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 14

View: 1459

Introduces basic signs that babies can use before they are ready to talk. On board pages.

My First Signs

Author: Annie Kubler

Publisher: Childs Play Intl Ltd


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 12

View: 4220

Shows how to sign thirty-five basic words in American Sign Language, such as house, cat, and mother, using illustrations of children and arrows. On board pages.

The First Signs of April

A Memoir

Author: Mary-Elizabeth Briscoe

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 163152299X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 8933

Wounds fester and spread in the darkness of silence. The First Signs of April, explores the destructive patterns of unresolved grief and the importance of connection for true healing to occur. The narrative weaves through time to explore grief reactions to two very different losses: suicide and cancer.

My First Baby Signs

Author: N.A

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761189483

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 20

View: 7044

Eight of the essential sign language words for babies, clearly and cleverly illustrated with durable pull-tabs in a charming book to read aloud with baby.

My First Baby Signs

Author: Linda Acredolo,Susan Goodwyn

Publisher: HarperFestival


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 24

View: 7734

Demonstrates signs for objects such as hat, book, and telephone, that babies can use to communicate with adults.

My First Animal Signs

Author: Anthony Lewis

Publisher: Child's Play International

ISBN: 9781846430114

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 12

View: 5588

Illustrations of babies and toddlers demonstrate forty-eight signs from American Sign Language for both wild and domestic animals.

Baby's First Signs

Author: Kim Votry,Curt Waller

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

ISBN: 9781563681141

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

View: 5997

Provides words, illustrations, and sign language for common objects. On board pages.


Author: Will Self

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857861018

Category: Bibles

Page: 64

View: 446

The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

Baby Signs

A Baby-Sized Introduction to Speaking with Sign Language

Author: Joy Allen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735228663

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 16

View: 9773

Long before they're able to talk, babies have a whole lot to say. With this adorable board book of essential signs, babies and toddlers can easily learn how to communicate their needs, wants, and feelings and even make basic observations with a simple gesture. Studies show that babies who use sign language feel less frustrated, throw fewer tantrums, and often learn to talk more easily. Just point to a sign in the book, say the word while making the sign, and the baby will soon be signing. Communicating a wet diaper or a hungry belly, asking for help or saying "all done" becomes as easy as waving hello or good-bye. And these are just a few of the thirteen signs inside this small and adorably illustrated board book, perfect for little hands and minds to grasp.

The First Artists: In Search of the World's Oldest Art

Author: Paul Bahn,Michel Lorblanchet

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500773920

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 1196

Two of the greatest living authorities on Ice Age art delve hundreds of thousands of years into the human past to discover the earliest works of art ever made, drawing on decades of new research Where is the world’s very first art located? When, and why, did people begin experimenting with different materials, forms, and colors? Prehistorians have long been asking these questions, but only recently have they been able to piece together the first chapter in the story of art. Overturning the traditional Eurocentric vision of our artistic origins, Paul Bahn and Michel Lorblanchet seek out the earliest art across the whole world. There are clues that even three million years ago distant human ancestors were drawn to natural curiosities that appeared representational, such as the face-like “Makapansgat cobble" from South Africa, not carved but naturally weathered to resemble a human face. In the last hundred thousand years people all over the world began to create art: the oldest known paint palettes in South Africa’s Blombos Cave, the famous Venus figures across Europe all the way to Siberia, and magnificent murals on cave walls in every continent except Antarctica. This book is the first to assess the discovery, history, and significance of these varied forms of art: the artistic impulse developed in the human mind wherever it traveled.

Signing Smart with Babies and Toddlers

A Parent's Strategy and Activity Guide

Author: Michelle Anthony, M.A., Ph.D.,Reyna Lindert, Ph.D.

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466823674

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 1399

A Fun, Easy Way to Talk with Your Baby Babies can communicate with their hands long before they can speak. Using American Sign Language (ASL), Dr. Michelle Anthony and Dr. Reyna Lindert have created the simple and successful Signing Smart system to teach parents how to integrate signing into everyday life with their hearing children. Through the more than seventy activities presented in this book, parents will learn the tools and strategies they need to understand how to introduce signing and build their child's sign and word vocabulary. Using ASL signs and Signing Smart with hearing infants and toddlers has many benefits, including: -reducing frustration and tantrums -allowing children to express what they need or want -facilitating speaking -fostering communication and promoting learning By using these practical, easy-to-learn methods, parents and babies-from as young as five months old to preschool age-can "converse" through signs at mealtime, bath time, playtime, or anytime. Featuring the Signing Smart Illustrated Dictionary, with 130 signs.

Could It Be Autism?

A Parent's Guide to the First Signs and Next Steps

Author: Nancy D. Wiseman,Kim Painter Koffsky

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0767919734

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 257

View: 7483

A practical handbook designed to assist parents in detecting the early signs of autism and other related disorders--including Asperger's Syndrome and Rett Syndrome--explains why early intervention can improve a child's chances for a successful life and provides vital information on screening tests, the diagnostic process, creating an effective treatment plan, and more. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

And the Band Played On

Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic, 20th-Anniversary Edition

Author: Randy Shilts

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429930390

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 2449

Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigative reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat. One of the few true modern classics, it changed and framed how AIDS was discussed in the following years. Now republished in a special 20th Anniversary edition, And the Band Played On remains one of the essential books of our time.

Signs from Silence

Author: Charvát, Petr

Publisher: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press

ISBN: 802463130X

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

View: 3640

The monograph Signs from Silence: Ur of the first Sumerians tells the story of the Sumerian city of Ur at the beginning of the third pre-Christian millennium (c. 2,900–2,700). In terms of research focusing on the emergence of one of the first statehood foci of human history—the pristine state of ancient Mesopotamia—, the author takes up evidence on a critical phase of early Mesopotamian social development. At the beginning of the third pre-Christian millennium, the men and women of Ur took up actions that decided whether the material and spiritual heritage of the preceding Late Uruk cultural-development phase (c. 3,500–3,200), when the first state, organized religion, sciences and the arts had emerged in ancient Mesopotamia, will stand up to the test of time, or whether it will vanish into thin air, as it happened in other civilizational complexes. The author has based his conclusions on the testimony of written texts, archaeology and iconography. Guided by this evidence, he portrays the ways and means by which the men and women of Ur treated the material and spiritual heritage of the Late Uruk civilization. Their activities defined the coordinates system within which the early Mesopotamian state subsequently developed through the nearly three millennia of its existence.

Baby Signs: How to Talk with Your Baby Before Your Baby Can Talk, Third Edition

Author: Linda Acredolo,Susan Goodwyn,Doug Abrams

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071615040

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 7463

The Essential Parenting Guide- NOW COMPLETELY UPDATED AND EXPANDED! In 1982, child development experts Linda Acredolo, Ph.D., and Susan Goodwyn, Ph.D., discovered that babies can communicate with simple signs-even before they're able to talk. The result: Baby Signs, the groundbreaking technique that has changed parenting forever. Now, with the widespread popularity of signing with hearing babies and new and exciting research findings to report, the authors have completely revised and expanded Baby Signs to create this indispensable new edition. Featuring an American Sign Language approach, as well as a set of “baby-friendly” alternatives, this comprehensive new program offers all the information any parent needs to join the hundreds of thousands of families around the world who are using Baby Signs to help their children communicate their “joys and fears without tears.” (Newsweek) Inside you will find . . . An expanded dictionary with easy-to-follow photos of 150 ASL signs along with a set of 35 “baby-friendly” alternatives New research showing the benefits of Baby Signs for children's emotional development, for the parent-child relationship, and for reducing frustration and aggression in childcare settings Information to help parents use the magic of Baby Signs to meet the challenges of potty training (as seen on CBS's The Doctors) Real-life stories of parents achieving both stunning and heartwarming communication breakthroughs with their children

Nita's First Signs

Author: Kathy MacMillan,Sara Brezzi

Publisher: Little Hands Signing

ISBN: 9781945547676

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 12

View: 5638

Baby sign language makes it easy to communicate with your child, and Nita makes it fun! Nita's First Signs teaches ten essential signs for every parent and child to know, including eat, more, hungry, milk, all done, ball, play, love, please, and thank you. A simple story about Nita and her parents teaches each sign in context, and repetition throughout each story makes them easy to practice. Even better, each page slides open to reveal accurate instructions on how to make each sign, plus tabs on the side of each page make it simple to locate every sign for later reference. Baby sign language collections aren't complete without Nita!

The Scent of Shadows

The First Sign of the Zodiac

Author: Vicki Pettersson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061736711

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 9384

When she was sixteen, Joanna Archer was brutally assaulted and left to die in the Nevada desert. By rights, she should be dead. Now a photographer by day, she prowls a different Las Vegas after sunset—a grim, secret Sin City where Light battles Shadow—seeking answers to whom or what she really is . . . and revenge for the horrors she was forced to endure. But the nightmare is just beginning—for the demons are hunting Joanna, and the powerful shadows want her for their own . . .

The First Signs of April

A Memoir

Author: Mary-Elizabeth Briscoe

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 163152299X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 9740

Wounds fester and spread in the darkness of silence. The First Signs of April, explores the destructive patterns of unresolved grief and the importance of connection for true healing to occur. The narrative weaves through time to explore grief reactions to two very different losses: suicide and cancer.