History & Criticism

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  • booksreddit.com:Concise History of Western Music (Fourth Edition)

    Concise History of Western Music (Fourth Edition)

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    The most engaging and accessible brief survey of Western music history, at the best value on the market. Based on A History of Western Music, by J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, and Claude V. Palisca, Concise History of Western Music, Fourth Edition, offers authoritative coverage of the essential works and genres in Western music history. By setting musical events into a memorable historical and cultural context, Concise History of Western Music provides a history students will read and…


  • booksreddit.com:Mining the Sky: Untold Riches From The Asteroids

    Mining the Sky: Untold Riches From The Asteroids, Comets, And Planets (Helix Book)

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    While we worry over the depletion of the earth’s natural resources, the pollution of our planet, and the challenges presented by the earth’s growing population, billions of dollars worth of metals, fuels, and life-sustaining substances await us in nearby space. In this visionary book, noted planetary scientist John S. Lewis explains how we can mine these precious metals from the asteroids, comets, and planets in our own solar system for use in space construction projects. And this is just one…


  • booksreddit.com:Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea

    Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea

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    A westerner’s visit into North Korea, told in the form of a graphic novel.Famously referred to as one of the “Axis of Evil” countries, North Korea remains one of the most secretive and mysterious nations in the world today. In early 2001 cartoonist Guy Delisle became one of the few Westerners to be allowed access to the fortresslike country. While living in the nation’s capital for two months on a work visa for a French film animation company, Delisle observed what he was allowed to see of th…


  • booksreddit.com:Walk Through Walls: A Memoir

    Walk Through Walls: A Memoir

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    We’ve now reached the point where white men, fearing a woman leader, devolve into the centuries-old tradition of accusing her of witchcraft.
    “I had experienced absolute freedom—I had felt that my body was without boundaries, limitless; that pain didn’t matter, that nothing mattered at all—and it intoxicated me.”In 2010, more than 750,000 people stood in line at Marina Abramović’s MoMA retrospective for the chance to sit across from her and communicate with her nonverbally in an unprecedented durational performance that lasted more than 700 hours. This celebration of nearly fifty years of groundbreaking performance art demonstrated…