The Slingerland Book

Author: Rob Cook
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1476852618
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(Book). Slingerland is one of the greatest drum companies of all-time. Rob Cook has lovingly compiled the Slingerland story, with detailed chapters on the family, the Boston background, the company through the decades, Slingerland endorsees and personnel, the Gretsch/HSS era, Gibson's acquisition, and much more. The book features a detailed dating guide, classic ads and catalog pages, and lots of stunning full-color and B&W photos throughout.

The Slingerland Multisensory Approach

Author: Beth H. Slingerland
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Analects With Selections From Traditional Commentaries

Author: Confucius
Editor: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603843454
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This edition goes beyond others that largely leave readers to their own devices in understanding this cryptic work, by providing an entrée into the text that parallels the traditional Chinese way of approaching it: alongside Slingerland's exquisite rendering of the work are his translations of a selection of classic Chinese commentaries that shed light on difficult passages, provide historical and cultural context, and invite the reader to ponder a range of interpretations. The ideal student edition, this volume also includes a general introduction, notes, multiple appendices--including a glossary of technical terms, references to modern Western scholarship that point the way for further study, and an annotated bibliography.

Trying Not To Try

Author: Edward Slingerland
Editor: Crown
ISBN: 0770437621
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A deeply original exploration of the power of spontaneity—an ancient Chinese ideal that cognitive scientists are only now beginning to understand—and why it is so essential to our well-being Why is it always hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or be charming and relaxed on a first date? What is it about a politician who seems wooden or a comedian whose jokes fall flat or an athlete who chokes? In all of these cases, striving seems to backfire. In Trying Not To Try, Edward Slingerland explains why we find spontaneity so elusive, and shows how early Chinese thought points the way to happier, more authentic lives. We’ve long been told that the way to achieve our goals is through careful reasoning and conscious effort. But recent research suggests that many aspects of a satisfying life, like happiness and spontaneity, are best pursued indirectly. The early Chinese philosophers knew this, and they wrote extensively about an effortless way of being in the world, which they called wu-wei (ooo-way). They believed it was the source of all success in life, and they developed various strategies for getting it and hanging on to it. With clarity and wit, Slingerland introduces us to these thinkers and the marvelous characters in their texts, from the butcher whose blade glides effortlessly through an ox to the wood carver who sees his sculpture simply emerge from a solid block. Slingerland uncovers a direct line from wu-wei to the Force in Star Wars, explains why wu-wei is more powerful than flow, and tells us what it all means for getting a date. He also shows how new research reveals what’s happening in the brain when we’re in a state of wu-wei—why it makes us happy and effective and trustworthy, and how it might have even made civilization possible. Through stories of mythical creatures and drunken cart riders, jazz musicians and Japanese motorcycle gangs, Slingerland effortlessly blends Eastern thought and cutting-edge science to show us how we can live more fulfilling lives. Trying Not To Try is mind-expanding and deeply pleasurable, the perfect antidote to our striving modern culture.

Nanotechnology

Author: Janet Slingerland
Editor: ABDO
ISBN: 1680770942
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Thrilling new discoveries in science and technology are announced almost daily. Cutting-Edge Science and Technology keeps readers at the forefront of new research. Nanotechnologycovers the amazing advances scientists and engineers have made in microscopic technology, including applications in medicine, safety gear, self-cleaning surfaces, and tiny computers. High-impact photos and explanatory graphics and charts bring scientific concepts to life. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Guide To Vintage Drums

Author: John Aldridge
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780931759796
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Miscellaneous Percussion Music - Mixed Levels

Effortless Action

Author: Edward Slingerland
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199874576
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This book presents a systematic account of the role of the personal spiritual ideal of wu-wei--literally "no doing," but better rendered as "effortless action"--in early Chinese thought. Edward Slingerland's analysis shows that wu-wei represents the most general of a set of conceptual metaphors having to do with a state of effortless ease and unself-consciousness. This concept of effortlessness, he contends, serves as a common ideal for both Daoist and Confucian thinkers. He also argues that this concept contains within itself a conceptual tension that motivates the development of early Chinese thought: the so-called "paradox of wu-wei," or the question of how one can consciously "try not to try." Methodologically, this book represents a preliminary attempt to apply the contemporary theory of conceptual metaphor to the study of early Chinese thought. Although the focus is upon early China, both the subject matter and methodology have wider implications. The subject of wu-wei is relevant to anyone interested in later East Asian religious thought or in the so-called "virtue-ethics" tradition in the West. Moreover, the technique of conceptual metaphor analysis--along with the principle of "embodied realism" upon which it is based--provides an exciting new theoretical framework and methodological tool for the study of comparative thought, comparative religion, intellectual history, and even the humanities in general. Part of the purpose of this work is thus to help introduce scholars in the humanities and social sciences to this methodology, and provide an example of how it may be applied to a particular sub-field.

The Slingerland Approach

Author: Nancy Cushen White
Editor: Educators Pub Svc Incorporated
ISBN: 9780838816615
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The Essential Analects

Author: Confucius
Editor: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603843461
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The Essential Analects offers a representative selection from Edward Slingerland's acclaimed translation of the full work, including passages covering all major themes. An appendix of selected traditional commentaries keyed to each passage provides access to the text and to its reception and interpretation. Also included are a glossary of terms and short biographies of the disciples of Confucius and the traditional commentators cited.

What Makes The Sky Blue

Author: Janet Slingerland
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ISBN: 9781503807969
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Find out how the atmosphere makes the sky look blue during the dayand orange and red at sunrise and sunset.Additional features to aid comprehension include colorful images, informational diagrams, hands-on activities, detailed captions and callouts, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources forfurther research, and an introduction to the author.

The Ludwig Book

Author: Rob Cook
Editor: Rebeats Press
ISBN:
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THE LUDWIG BOOK A BUSINESS HISTORY AND DATING GUIDE BOOK AND CD-ROM

Kick It

Author: Matt Brennan
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190683864
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The drum kit has provided the pulse of popular music from before the dawn of jazz up to the present day pop charts. Kick It, a provocative social history of the instrument, looks closely at key innovators in the development of the drum kit: inventors and manufacturers like the Ludwig and Zildjian dynasties, jazz icons like Gene Krupa and Max Roach, rock stars from Ringo Starr to Keith Moon, and popular artists who haven't always got their dues as drummers, such as Karen Carpenter and J Dilla. Tackling the history of race relations, global migration, and the changing tension between high and low culture, author Matt Brennan makes the case for the drum kit's role as one of the most transformative musical inventions of the modern era. Kick It shows how the drum kit and drummers helped change modern music--and society as a whole--from the bottom up.

The American Short Horn Herd Book

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Quiet Vs Loud

Author: Janet Slingerland
Editor: Child's World
ISBN: 9781503844452
File Size: 26,20 MB
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Illustrates the differences between quiet and loud. Explains what makes a sound quiet or loud and how they affect everyday life. Colorful photographs and diagrams help illustrate each science concept. A chart compares the concepts head-to-head to help solidify readers' grasp of the material. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Year Book Of The Dutchess County Historical Society

Author: Dutchess County Historical Society
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Werewolves And States Of Matter

Author: Janet Slingerland
Editor: Raintree
ISBN: 1406242861
File Size: 40,86 MB
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In cartoon format, this book uses werewolves to explain and illustrate the science involved in states of matter.

The Great American Drums And The Companies That Made Them 1920 1969

Author: Harry Cangany
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780793563562
File Size: 30,88 MB
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Finally, a book that thoroughly traces the rich history of the American drum industry. Historic information, personal anecdotes, and hundreds of black and white and color photos from the golden era of American drum manufacturing. Includes company profiles of Camco, Fibes, Gretsch, Leedy, LandS, Ludwig, Rogers, Slingerland, WFL, George Way, Walberg and Auge, and several others. Includes details on the distinguishing features of over 100 valuable drums that can help experienced and beginning collectors quickly pinpoint exact age, model, and brand. Plus, the color photo section includes 27 of the most collectible drums in the world today!

Mathematical Modeling Of Earth S Dynamical Systems

Author: Rudy Slingerland
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400839117
File Size: 38,99 MB
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Mathematical Modeling of Earth's Dynamical Systems gives earth scientists the essential skills for translating chemical and physical systems into mathematical and computational models that provide enhanced insight into Earth's processes. Using a step-by-step method, the book identifies the important geological variables of physical-chemical geoscience problems and describes the mechanisms that control these variables. This book is directed toward upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, and professionals who want to learn how to abstract complex systems into sets of dynamic equations. It shows students how to recognize domains of interest and key factors, and how to explain assumptions in formal terms. The book reveals what data best tests ideas of how nature works, and cautions against inadequate transport laws, unconstrained coefficients, and unfalsifiable models. Various examples of processes and systems, and ample illustrations, are provided. Students using this text should be familiar with the principles of physics, chemistry, and geology, and have taken a year of differential and integral calculus. Mathematical Modeling of Earth's Dynamical Systems helps earth scientists develop a philosophical framework and strong foundations for conceptualizing complex geologic systems. Step-by-step lessons for representing complex Earth systems as dynamical models Explains geologic processes in terms of fundamental laws of physics and chemistry Numerical solutions to differential equations through the finite difference technique A philosophical approach to quantitative problem-solving Various examples of processes and systems, including the evolution of sandy coastlines, the global carbon cycle, and much more Professors: A supplementary Instructor's Manual is available for this book. It is restricted to teachers using the text in courses. For information on how to obtain a copy, refer to: http://press.princeton.edu/class_use/solutions.html

The Secret Lives Of Plants

Author: Janet Slingerland
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 1429676868
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"In graphic novel format, explores plant biology, including life cycle, photosynthesis, transpiration, respiration, and reproduction"--Provided by publisher.

Descent Into Madness

Author: Christine Slingerland
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557940435
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Descent Into Madness by Christine C. Slingerland