From Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Victor L. Wooten comes an inspiring parable of music, life, and the difference between playing all the right notes...and feeling them. The Music Lesson is the story of a struggling young musician who wanted music to be his life, and who wanted his life to be great. Then, from nowhere it seemed, a teacher arrived. Part musical genius, part philosopher, part eccentric wise man, the teacher would guide the young musician on a spiritual journey, and teach him that the gifts we get from music mirror those from life, and every movement, phrase, and chord has its own meaning...All you have to do is find the song inside. ´´The best book on music (and its connection to the mystic laws of life) that I´ve ever read. I learned so much on every level.´´-Multiple Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Michael Brecker
From New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear, now available in paperback- the latest episode in the New York Times bestselling series, Maisie Dobbs´ first assignment for the British Secret Service takes her undercover to Cambridge as a professor, and leads to the investigation of a web of activities being conducted by the emerging Nazi party. Private investigator Maisie Dobbs receives her first assignment from the British Secret Service in A Lesson in Secrets, the eighth book in Jacqueline Winspear´s award-winning mystery series. Sent to pose as a junior lecturer at a private college in Cambridge, she will monitor any activities ´´not in the interests of His Majesty´s government.´´ When the college´s pacifist founder is murdered, Maisie finds herself in the midst of sinister web of murder, scandal, and conspiracy, activities that point towards members of the ascendant Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei-the Nazi Party-on Britain´s shores. An instant classic, and sure to captivate long-time Maisie Dobbs fans as well as readers of Agatha Christie, Elizabeth George, and Alexander McCall Smith, A Lesson in Secrets is ´´a powerful and complex novel, one that will linger in memory as a testament to her talent and her humanity´´ (Richmond Times-Dispatch).
There are currently thousands of amateur astronomers around the world engaged in astrophotography at a sophisticated level. Their ranks far outnumber professional astronomers doing the same and their contributions both technically and artistically are the dominant drivers of progress in the field today. This book is a unique collaboration of individuals world-renowned in their particular area and covers in detail each of the major sub-disciplines of astrophotography. This approach offers the reader the greatest opportunity to learn the most current information and the latest techniques directly from the foremost innovators in the field today. ´´Lessons from the Masters´´ includes a brilliant body of recognized leaders in astronomical imaging, assembled by Robert Gendler, who delivers the most current, sophisticated and useful information on digital enhancement techniques in astrophotography available today. Each chapter focuses on a particular technique, but the book as a whole covers all types of astronomical image processing, including processing of events such as eclipses, using DSLRs, and deep-sky, planetary, widefield, and high resolution astronomical image processing. Recognized contributors include deep-sky experts such as Jay GaBany, Tony Hallas, and Ken Crawford, high-resolution planetary expert Damian Peach, and the founder of TWAN (The World at Night) Babak A. Tafreshi. A large number of illustrations (150, 75 in color) present the challenges and accomplishments involved in the processing of astronomical images by enthusiasts.
AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 2 FACT NOT FICTION BOOKCLUB AND READ BY BILL NIGHY ON AUDIO ´I was hoping against hope that the penguin would survive because as of that instant he had a name, and with his name came the beginning of a bond which would last a life-time´ Tom Michell is in his roaring twenties: single, free-spirited and seeking adventure. He has a plane ticket to South America, a teaching position in a prestigious Argentine boarding school, and endless summer holidays. He even has a motorbike, Che Guevara style. What he doesn´t need is a pet. What he really doesn´t need is a pet penguin. Set against Argentina´s turbulent years following the collapse of the corrupt Perónist regime, this is the heart-warming story of Juan Salvador the penguin, rescued by Tom from an oil slick in Uruguay just days before a new term. When the bird refuses to leave Tom´s side, the young teacher has no choice but to smuggle it across the border, through customs, and back to school. Whether it´s as the rugby team´s mascot, the housekeeper´s confidant, the host at Tom´s parties or the most flamboyant swimming coach in world history, Juan Salvador transforms the lives of all he meets - in particular one homesick school boy. And as for Tom, he discovers in Juan Salvador a compadre like no other... The Penguin Lessons is a unique and moving true story which has captured imaginations around the globe - for all those who dreamed as a child they might one day talk to the animals.
The new novel from the author of Our Endless Numbered Days. Ingrid writes letters to her husband Gil about their life together. She hides each in the thousands of books Gil has collected. Despite their two daughters, despite their beautiful house by the sea and Gil´s talent as a writer, their marriage has been troubled. When Ingrid has written her final letter she disappears from a Dorset beach.
Lesend lernen - Lektüren bei Diesterweg Lesen schult - und es macht Spaß. Vor allem mit den Lektüren von Diesterweg! Ob für den Leseeinstieg in den ersten Lernjahren, die vertiefende Analyse von Weltliteratur oder die gezielte Vorbereitung auf die Schwerpunktthemen für das Zentralabitur in vielen Bundesländern - die drei Lektürereihen von Diesterweg halten für jedes Lernniveau die richtige Literatur bereit. Die Reihe Diesterwegs Neusprachliche Bibliothek bietet mit ihren Romanen, Theaterstücken und Erzählungen bekannter klassischer und zeitgenössischer Autoren einen breiten Querschnitt durch die englischsprachige Literatur. Darunter so bekannte Titel wie Half Broke Horses, Romeo and Juliet, The Crucible, Black Like Me oder Lord of the Flies. Alle Werke dieser Reihe liegen als ungekürzte Originaltexte vor. Beim Lesen und für die Unterrichtsvorbereitung helfen ausführliche Vokabelhilfen und Annotationen und viel zusätzliches Lehrermaterial. Zu fast jeder Lektüre gibt es auch einen Study Guide mit unterrichtsfertigen Arbeitsblättern, Unterrichtsvorschlägen, reichhaltigem Hintergrundmaterial und Ideen zur Medienarbeit.
With his fortieth birthday receding into the distance, along with his hairline and his most successful novel, the writer Nathan Zuckerman comes down with a mysterious affliction - pure pain, beginning in his neck and shoulders, invading his torso, and taking possession of his spirit. What will it take for the pain to finally leave him alone?
Eigentlich hatte sie andere Pläne. Ein selbstbestimmtes Leben, Reisen, vielleicht eine Karriere als Schriftstellerin. Doch als sich Ingrid in ihren Literaturprofessor Gil Coleman verliebt und von ihm schwanger wird, wirft sie für ihn all dies über Bord. Gil liebt seine junge Frau, und dennoch betrügt er sie, lässt sie viel zu oft mit den Kindern in dem kleinen Ort an der englischen Küste allein. In ihren schlaflosen Nächten beginnt sie, Gil heimlich Briefe zu schreiben. Statt ihm ihre innersten Gedanken anzuvertrauen, steckt sie ihre Briefe in die Bücher seiner Bibliothek und verschwindet schließlich auf rätselhafte Weise. Zwölf Jahre später glaubt Gil, seine Frau wieder gesehen zu haben - und ihre gemeinsame Tochter Flora, hin und her gerissen zwischen Hoffnung und Verzweiflung, beginnt nach Antworten zu suchen, ohne zu ahnen, dass sie nur die Bücher ihres Vaters aufschlagen müsste, um sie zu erhalten