THE SKIN I'M IN (20th Anniversary Edition)

A very good book. My daughter couldn't put it down. It's one of her favorite books now. She was even taking notes while reading it. It's about a girl in school that gets bullied a lot and a teacher makes a difference in the child's life, teaching her to accept herself for how she is. At the end the young girl gets the courage to confront her bully and she learns to accept herself.

Finland. Modern Architectures in History

Buildings speak volumes, not just about their occupants or owners, but about the countries in which they exist. From colonnades to paving stones, the architecture of any building does more than simply date the structure—it celebrates the spirit of a people and a nation. Roger Connah's latest book, Finland, explores the culture and democratic spirit of a country whose buildings carry the indelible markings of Finland's political and p...

Enduring Pastoral: Recycling the Middle Landscape Ideal in the Tennessee Valley

Has the pastoral vision, so central to American history and culture, survived the twentieth century? Enduring Pastoral traces and analyzes the development of the middle landscape by examining the historical construction of a variety of private and public places in the Tennessee Valley. Moving from the aesthetically sculpted grounds of the Biltmore Estate and the environmental transformation undertaken by the Tennessee Valley Authorit...

The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age

I came to this book the long way around. Knowing that I had just published a military thriller in which North Korea crashes the electrical grid for the greater DC area, my brother-in-law sent me a link to David Sanger’s recent interview on NPR. Listening to Mr. Sanger confirmed some of the scariest parts of my own research. I discovered that my fictional scheme for robbing the U.S. government of electrical power is uncomfortably simi...

Confronting the Machine

Artists who work with new media generally adopt a critical media approach in contrast to artists who work with traditional media. Where does the difference lie between media artists and who produce modern art and which key objects illustrate this trend? The author investigates the relationship between art and technology on the basis of work produced by Edward Ihnatowicz and Harald Cohen, and on the basis of an exhibition at Dokumenta...

A Companion to D.W. Griffith

A Companion to D.W. Griffith offers a collection of 21 original essays that analyze Griffith's work from a variety of perspectives, collectively providing an exhaustive examination of the filmmaker's life, work, and lasting filmic legacy. Leading scholars from North America and Europe investigate Griffith's use of allegory and symbolism, his role in establishing popular editing techniques such as crosscutting and scene analysis, and ...

The Arts Entwined: Music and Painting in the Nineteenth Century

This collection of essays by musicologists and art historians explores the reciprocal influences between music and painting during the nineteenth century, a critical period of gestation when instrumental music was identified as the paradigmatic expressive art and theoretically aligned with painting in the formulation ut pictura musica (as with music, so with painting). Under music's influence, painting approached the threshold of abs...

I Love Music: All About Musical Instruments Then and Now

I Love Music: All About Musical Instruments by Baby Professor is a great little book on musical instruments for young kids. It has full color images and each page is devoted to one instrument. The page contains a paragraph that tells a little about the instrument like how it is made or what someone is called who plays that instrument. This is not a book that would be good for someone over a 4th grade reading level. Younger readers wi...

Zodiac Puzzles for Scroll Saw Woodworking

Perfect for the crafter who wants to make fun items for the next craft fair, or for their family and friends. Projects are included for beginner to experienced s.croll saw artists. Each project indudes fascinating information about the astrological sign. Patterns are provided in a detaiied cutting version and a solid silhouette veriion. making these patterns adaptable for ail craft mediums, from scrolling and painting to needlework a...

Adventures in Veggieland

“This delightful book will help children—and parents—approach vegetables in a spirit of fun and exploration, instead of with the usual pressure and dread. Both the activities (Asparagus “Log Cabins”!) and the recipes (Grilled Cabbage Brains!) are so fun, no kid will be able to resist playing with her food.”