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Jade Visions

Author : Helene LaFaro-Fernandez
Publisher : University of North Texas Press
Page : 340 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781574412734

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Jade Visions by Helene LaFaro-Fernandez Pdf

Winner of the Best Book of 2009, Jazz Division, sponsored by AllAboutJazz-New York, 2009. Selected for "The Best of the Best" from University Presses, ALA Conference, 2010. Winner of the 2010 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research in Jazz, 2010. Jade Visions is the first biography of one of the twentieth century's most influential jazz musicians, bassist Scott LaFaro. Best known for his landmark recordings with Bill Evans, LaFaro played bass a mere seven years before his life and career were tragically cut short by an automobile accident when he was only 25 years old. Told by his sister, this book uniquely combines family history with insight into LaFaro's music by well-known jazz experts and musicians Gene Lees, Don Thompson, Jeff Campbell, Phil Palombi, Chuck Ralston, Barrie Kolstein, and Robert Wooley. Those interested in Bill Evans, the history of jazz, and the lives of working musicians of the time will appreciate this exploration of LaFaro’s life and music as well as the feeling they’ve been invited into the family circle as an intimate.

Jade's Gamble

Author : Patricia Olney
Publisher : Loveswept
Page : 204 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2013-02-11
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780345537935

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Jade's Gamble by Patricia Olney Pdf

In this irresistible tale about a marriage of inconvenience, Patricia Olney delightfully demonstrates that love is often a delicious game of chance. Single mother Jade O’Donnell is desperate. Embroiled in an ugly custody battle, Jade is convinced that being in a committed relationship will up her chances to keep her son. So when the wildly charismatic Trace Banyon walks into her lawyer’s office to inquire about a job, Jade’s willing to bet that he’s the perfect candidate to play the part of loving husband. She just never expects that Trace will steal her heart. Temptation in the flesh, Trace insists that he will never be tied down in real life. He agrees to Jade’s scheme on one condition: It will mean nothing more than a business deal. But with Jade posing on his arm, Trace can’t help but feel genuine affection—and exhilarating passion. Now his bewitching make-believe wife has the stalwart bachelor considering the two words he has sworn will never pass his lips: “I do.” Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: The Reluctant Countess, Wild Rain, and Silk on the Skin.

The Jade Ihara Adventures Omnibus

Author : David Wood,Sean Ellis
Publisher : Adrenaline Press
Page : 800 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2018-12-14
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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The Jade Ihara Adventures Omnibus by David Wood,Sean Ellis Pdf

Three complete novels from the Jade Ihara Adventures series by USA Today Bestselling Author David Wood and Sean Ellis! ORACLE Sometimes, knowing the future is not enough…. For more than a millennium, the Oracle of Delphi guided kings and conquerors with stunningly accurate visions of the future. But, with the rise of a new God, the Oracle faded from memory. Now, the power of the Oracle is about to change the world once more. While excavating a previously uncharted passage beneath the ancient city of Teotihuacan, archaeologist Jade Ihara makes a startling discovery: enormous stone spheres, arranged to resemble a model of the solar system, slowly orbiting a golden sun. Even more fantastic, when Jade attempts to move one of the spheres, she catches a glimpse of the future…a premonition that will save her life and launch her into a desperate race to unlock the mysterious secret of the oracular orbs. Jade is accompanied by her old friend, former Navy SEAL Pete “Professor” Chapman, and pursued by a relentless secret society intent on burying the secret of the Oracle forever. Return to the world of the Dane Maddock Adventures in the first book of a thrilling new series, as Jade crosses the globe in pursuit of the secret of the Oracle. CHANGELING You can’t always recognize the face of your enemy. Two thousand years ago, the legendary mathematical genius Archimedes was poised on the brink of the greatest discovery in human history when his life was brutally snuffed out. His murder has never been explained. While investigating the strange Paracas skulls—believed by some to be the remains of extraterrestrial explorers—archaeologist Jade Ihara receives an unexpected visit from an old foe seeking her help against entities he calls “Changelings” and their plot to manufacture a false chapter of human history. Hounded by radical extremists led by Atash Shah—a man bent on becoming the Mahdi prophesied to unite the Islamic world—and haunted by the faceless puppetmasters who secretly control the world, Jade must follow the trail of clues to uncover a deadly truth that has been erased from history. Can she solve the mystery of Archimedes’ murder, or will she become the next victim of the conspiracy to hide the truth? EXILE Jade Ihara is caught in a centuries old power struggle between a slave cult who believes she might be the incarnation of the goddess of liberty, and a secret cabal with plans for world domination. Can she unravel the mystery of the Cult of Veritas and find their sacred relics before it’s too late? David Wood and Sean Ellis deliver another action-packed thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Fans of Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider, Rogue Angel, and Dane Maddock will love Exile! Praise for David Wood and Sean Ellis “I'll admit it. I am totally exhausted after finishing the latest Jade Ihara page-turner by David Wood and Sean Ellis. What an adventure! I kept asking myself how the co-authors came up with all this fantastic stuff. This is a great read that provides lots of action, and thoughtful insight as well, into strange realms that are sometimes best left unexplored.” Paul Kemprecos, author of Cool Blue Tomb and The NUMA Files "Dane and Bones.... Together they're unstoppable. Rip-roaring action from start to finish. Wit and humor throughout. Just one question - how soon until the next one? Because I can't wait."- Graham Brown, author of Shadows of the Midnight Sun “Ellis and Wood are a partnership forged in the fires of Hell. Books don’t burn hotter than this!”- Steven Savile, author of the Ogmios thrillers

The Student Leadership Challenge

Author : James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2014-02-17
Category : Education
ISBN : 9781118390078

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The Student Leadership Challenge by James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner Pdf

Note from the publisher: This edition includes an access code so students can take the Student Leadership Practices Inventory Self Online, a brief, 30-question assessment to help them explore their own leadership behaviors and skills and determine the steps they can take to liberate the leader within and become their best selves. If you rent or purchase a used book, the access code may have been redeemed previously and will no longer work. In this updated and expanded second edition of The Student Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner apply their extensive research and expertise to demonstrate that anyone can be a leader, regardless of age or experience. They challenge high school and undergraduate college students to examine their leadership actions and aspirations. Your students will learn from first-hand leadership stories from young leaders like themselves around the world, helping them to deeply understand and explore The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable Others to Act Encourage the Heart The book guides students through the concrete actions they can take to become exemplary leaders, from finding their voice and clarifying their values, to recognizing others' contributions and celebrating others’ victories. The authors ask readers to reflect at the end of each chapter on their own leadership experiences and abilities now and for the future.

Jade Darcy and the Affair of Honor

Author : Stephen Goldin,Mary Mason
Publisher : Parsina Press
Page : 277 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2012-03-14
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781452445052

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Jade Darcy and the Affair of Honor by Stephen Goldin,Mary Mason Pdf

For the past five years, Jade Darcy has not seen another human being. A computer-augmented mercenary, she lives on the planet Cablans, a stopover point for traders from hundreds of worlds -- and a good place to meet customers who need the services of a skilled warrior. She turns down what she considers a suicide assignment: traveling to an enslaved world to assassinate one of its military leaders. But then she learns there's another human being on Cablans -- a human being with the potential to expose Jade's mysterious past, with possibly fatal results. All of a sudden, a suicide mission looks positively appetizing....

Bill Evans

Author : Peter Pettinger
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 372 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2002-01-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 0300097271

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Bill Evans by Peter Pettinger Pdf

Acclaimed by musicologists and illustrated with dozens of photographs, a detailed, painstakingly researched and finely written biography examines the life and music of the influential, classically trained jazz pianist Bill Evans and includes a full discography of his recordings. UP.


Author : Kyle Chayka
Publisher : Doubleday
Page : 310 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2024-01-16
Category : History
ISBN : 9780385548298

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Filterworld by Kyle Chayka Pdf

From New Yorker staff writer and author of The Longing for Less Kyle Chayka comes a timely history and investigation of a world ruled by algorithms, which determine the shape of culture itself. From trendy restaurants to city grids, to TikTok and Netflix feeds the world round, algorithmic recommendations dictate our experiences and choices. The algorithm is present in the familiar neon signs and exposed brick of Internet cafes, be it in Nairobi or Portland, and the skeletal, modern furniture of Airbnbs in cities big and small. Over the last decade, this network of mathematically determined decisions has taken over, almost unnoticed—informing the songs we listen to, the friends with whom we stay in touch—as we’ve grown increasingly accustomed to our insipid new normal. This ever-tightening web woven by algorithms is called “Filterworld.” Kyle Chayka shows us how online and offline spaces alike have been engineered for seamless consumption, becoming a source of pervasive anxiety in the process. Users of technology have been forced to contend with data-driven equations that try to anticipate their desires—and often get them wrong. What results is a state of docility that allows tech companies to curtail human experiences—human lives—for profit. But to have our tastes, behaviors, and emotions governed by computers, while convenient, does nothing short of call the very notion of free will into question. In Filterworld, Chayka traces this creeping, machine-guided curation as it infiltrates the furthest reaches of our digital, physical, and psychological spaces. With algorithms increasingly influencing not just what culture we consume, but what culture is produced, urgent questions arise: What happens when shareability supersedes messiness, innovation, and creativity—the qualities that make us human? What does it mean to make a choice when the options have been so carefully arranged for us? Is personal freedom possible on the Internet? To the last question, Filterworld argues yes—but to escape Filterworld, and even transcend it, we must first understand it.

Gods of Jade and Shadow

Author : Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Publisher : Del Rey
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2019-07-23
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780525620761

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The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark, one-of-a-kind fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore. “A spellbinding fairy tale rooted in Mexican mythology . . . Gods of Jade and Shadow is a magical fairy tale about identity, freedom, and love, and it's like nothing you've read before.”—Bustle NEBULA AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • Tordotcom • The New York Public Library • BookRiot The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to any fast tunes. Nevertheless, she dreams of a life far from her dusty small town in southern Mexico. A life she can call her own. Yet this new life seems as distant as the stars, until the day she finds a curious wooden box in her grandfather’s room. She opens it—and accidentally frees the spirit of the Mayan god of death, who requests her help in recovering his throne from his treacherous brother. Failure will mean Casiopea’s demise, but success could make her dreams come true. In the company of the strangely alluring god and armed with her wits, Casiopea begins an adventure that will take her on a cross-country odyssey from the jungles of Yucatán to the bright lights of Mexico City—and deep into the darkness of the Mayan underworld. Praise for Gods of Jade and Shadow “A dark, dazzling fairy tale . . . a whirlwind tour of a 1920s Mexico vivid with jazz, the memories of revolution, and gods, demons, and magic.”—NPR “Snappy dialog, stellar worldbuilding, lyrical prose, and a slow-burn romance make this a standout. . . . Purchase where Naomi Novik, Nnedi Okorafor, and N. K. Jemisin are popular.”—Library Journal (starred review) “A magical novel of duality, tradition, and change . . . Moreno-Garcia’s seamless blend of mythology and history provides a ripe setting for Casiopea’s stellar journey of self-discovery, which culminates in a dramatic denouement. Readers will gladly immerse themselves in Moreno-Garcia’s rich and complex tale of desperate hopes and complicated relationships.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Dao and Sign in History

Author : Daniel Fried
Publisher : State University of New York Press
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2018-10-29
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781438471945

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Dao and Sign in History by Daniel Fried Pdf

Provides a new perspective on important linguistic issues in philosophical and religious Daoism through the comparative lens of twentieth-century European philosophies of language. From its earliest origins in the Dao De Jing, Daoism has been known as a movement that is skeptical of the ability of language to fully express the truth. While many scholars have compared the earliest works of Daoism to language-skeptical movements in twentieth-century European philosophy and have debated to what degree early Daoism does or does not resemble these recent movements, Daniel Fried breaks new ground by examining a much broader array of Daoist materials from ancient and medieval China and showing how these works influenced ideas about language in medieval religion, literature, and politics. Through an extended comparison with a broad sample of European philosophical works, the book explores how ideas about language grow out of a given historical moment and advances a larger argument about how philosophical and religious ideas cannot be divided into “content” and “context.” Daniel Fried is Associate Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta, and is President of the Association of Chinese and Comparative Literature.

Jade City

Author : Fonda Lee
Publisher : Orbit
Page : 600 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2017-11-07
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780316440899

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Jade City by Fonda Lee Pdf

In this World Fantasy Award-winning novel of magic and kungfu, four siblings battle rival clans for honor and power in an Asia-inspired fantasy metropolis. *Named one of TIME's Top 100 Fantasy Books Of All Time ​* World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, winner Jade is the lifeblood of the island of Kekon. It has been mined, traded, stolen, and killed for -- and for centuries, honorable Green Bone warriors like the Kaul family have used it to enhance their magical abilities and defend the island from foreign invasion. Now, the war is over and a new generation of Kauls vies for control of Kekon's bustling capital city. They care about nothing but protecting their own, cornering the jade market, and defending the districts under their protection. Ancient tradition has little place in this rapidly changing nation. When a powerful new drug emerges that lets anyone -- even foreigners -- wield jade, the simmering tension between the Kauls and the rival Ayt family erupts into open violence. The outcome of this clan war will determine the fate of all Green Bones -- and of Kekon itself. Praise for Jade City: "An epic drama reminiscent of the best classic Hong Kong gangster films but set in a fantasy metropolis so gritty and well-imagined that you'll forget you're reading a book." --Ken Liu, Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winning author "A beautifully realized setting, a great cast of characters, and dramatic action scenes. What a fun, gripping read!" --Ann Leckie, Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author "An instantly absorbing tale of blood, honor, family and magic, spiced with unexpectedly tender character beats." --NPR The Green Bone Saga Jade City Jade War Jade Legacy

Immortal Doctor with X-ray Vision

Author : Feng ZhenRen
Publisher : Funstory
Page : 669 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2020-06-21
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781649555625

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Immortal Doctor with X-ray Vision by Feng ZhenRen Pdf

In the past, the favored son of the Azure Flower Institution, Wang Hao, had his legs broken and was kicked out of the institute, returning to the countryside in a sorry state and becoming a laughingstock. In order to save Wang Hao, he fought with his life. In his death, he accidentally obtained the supreme treasure left behind by an immortal, as well as the inheritance of an immortal. Able to see through, to see a doctor, to understand feng shui, to understand magic. Wang Hao's new life had now begun.

Super vision Expert in Metropolis

Author : Guo JiangHu
Publisher : Funstory
Page : 711 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2019-12-05
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781647674519

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Super vision Expert in Metropolis by Guo JiangHu Pdf

Diaoyu university students accidentally opened the mysterious jade, obtained the supreme heritage, since then an unstoppable fight, beat rich young bullies, soaked the school beauty, all the way, who can block the berserk?

Race for Revival

Author : Helen Jin Kim
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 257 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2022
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780190062422

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Race for Revival by Helen Jin Kim Pdf

Race for Revival retells the story of modern American evangelicalism through its relationship with South Korea. Employing a bilingual and bi-national approach, Helen Jin Kim reexamines the narrative of modern evangelicalism through an innovative transpacific framework, offering a new lens through which to understand evangelical history from the Korean War to the rise of Ronald Reagan.

Immortal Doctor with Super Vision

Author : Xi Mo
Publisher : Funstory
Page : 729 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2020-07-20
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781649914286

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Immortal Doctor with Super Vision by Xi Mo Pdf

Zhang Xiaofan, a graduate of the University of Medical Sciences, came home to farm. He had fortuitous encounters, started a journey to counterattack, and went to the hospital to save people, fight bullies, and all sorts of other fields to work for him. The beautiful boss bought his vegetables, put on an act when there was nothing to do, and had a good time of his life. Welcome to the message: 18291490637

The Essential Jazz Records: Modernism to postmodernism

Author : Max Harrison,Charles Fox,Eric Thacker,Stuart Nicholson
Publisher : A&C Black
Page : 924 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2000-01-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 0720118220

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The Essential Jazz Records: Modernism to postmodernism by Max Harrison,Charles Fox,Eric Thacker,Stuart Nicholson Pdf

Following the same format as the acclaimed first volume, this selection of the best 250 modern jazz records and CDs places each in its musical context and reviews it in depth. Additionally, full details of personnel, recording dates, and locations are given. Indexes of album titles, track titles, and musicians are included.