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              Vincent's Books: Van Gogh and the Writers Who Inspired Him

              Vincent's Books: Van Gogh and the Writers Who Inspired Him (Hardback, Annotated edition)

              By Guzzoni, Mariella

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              Books and reality and art are the same kind of thing for me. One of the most famous artists in history, Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was also a man with another powerful passion--for books. An insatiable reader, Van Gogh spent his life hungrily consuming as many books as he could.... He read, re-read, and copied out books in Dutch, English, and French. He knew many passages by heart from works by Dickens, Zola, Shakespeare, and Maupassant, among many others. As he wrote to his brother, Theo, in one of their hundreds of letters: I have a more or less irresistible passion for books. In Vincent's Books, Mariella Guzzoni explores Van Gogh's life as a voracious bookworm, noting what he read, what he wrote about, and how his love of reading influenced his artwork. She walks us through his life, chapter by chapter: from his early adulthood, when he considered becoming a pastor, to his decision to be a painter, to the tragically short end of his life. He moved from Holland to Paris to Provence; at each moment, ideas he encountered in books defined and guided his thoughts and his worldview. Van Gogh wrote with eloquence and insight about what he was reading in his letters to Theo, referring to at least two hundred authors. Books and readers are frequent subjects of his paintings, and Guzzoni highlights over one hundred of these works, such as Still life with Bible in the Van Gogh Museum and his vivid paintings of L'Arlesienne with a stack of books under her arm. A gorgeously illustrated biography that will appeal to any booklover, Vincent's Books takes us on a fresh, fascinating journey through the pages of a beloved artist's life.
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              ISBN 9780226706467
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
              Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
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              Waters of the World: The Story of the Scientists Who Unraveled the Mysteries of Our Oceans, Atmosphere, and Ice Sheets and Made the Planet Whole
               

              Waters of the World: The Story of the Scientists Who Unraveled the Mysteries of Our Oceans, Atmosphere, and Ice Sheets and Made the Planet Whole (Hardback)

              By Dry, Sarah

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              From the glaciers of the Alps to the towering cumulonimbus clouds of the Caribbean and the unexpectedly chaotic flows of the North Atlantic, Waters of the World is a tour through 150 years of the history of a significant but underappreciated idea: that the Earth has a global clim...ate system made up of interconnected parts, constantly changing on all scales of both time and space. A prerequisite for the discovery of global warming and climate change, this idea was forged by scientists studying water in its myriad forms. This is their story. Linking the history of the planet with the lives of those who studied it, Sarah Dry follows the remarkable scientists who summited volcanic peaks to peer through an atmosphere's worth of water vapor, cored mile-thick ice sheets to uncover the Earth's ancient climate history, and flew inside storm clouds to understand how small changes in energy can produce both massive storms and the general circulation of the Earth's atmosphere. Each toiled on his or her own corner of the planetary puzzle. Gradually, their cumulative discoveries coalesced into a unified working theory of our planet's climate. We now call this field climate science, and in recent years it has provoked great passions, anxieties, and warnings. But no less than the object of its study, the science of water and climate is--and always has been--evolving. By revealing the complexity of this history, Waters of the World delivers a better understanding of our planet's climate at a time when we need it the most.
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              ISBN 9780226507705
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2019
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              Bitter English
               

              Bitter English (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Almallah, Ahmad

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              Imagine you are a Palestinian who came to America as a young man, eventually finding yourself caught between the country you live in with your wife and daughter, and the home--and parents--you left behind. Imagine living every day in your nonnative language and becoming estranged... from your native tongue, which you use less and less as you become more ensconced in the United States. This is the story told by Ahmad Almallah in Bitter English, an autobiography-in-verse that explores the central role language plays in how we construct our identities and how our cultures construct them for us. Through finely crafted poems that utilize a plainspoken roughness to keep the reader slightly disoriented, Almallah replicates his own verbal and cultural experience of existing between languages and societies. There is a sense of displacement to these poems as Almallah recounts the amusing, sad, and perilous moments of day-to-day living in exile. At the heart of Bitter English is a sense of loss, both of home and of his mother, whose struggle with Alzheimer's becomes a reflection of his own reality in exile. Filled with wit, humor, and sharp observations of the world, Bitter English brings a fresh poetic voice to the American immigrant experience.
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              ISBN 9780226642642
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2019
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              Series Phoenix Poets
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              Nobody's Nation: Reading Derek Walcott
               

              Nobody's Nation: Reading Derek Walcott (Paperback, New title)

              By Breslin, Paul

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              This volume offers an illuminating look at the St Lucian, Nobel prize-winning writer, Derek Walcott, and grounds his work firmly in the context of West Indian history.

              ISBN 9780226074276
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2001
              Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
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              Volcanoes and Wine: From Pompeii to Napa

              Volcanoes and Wine: From Pompeii to Napa (Hardback)

              By Frankel, Charles

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              There's a reason we pay top dollar for Champagne and that bottles of wine from prestige vineyards cost as much as a car: a place's distinct geographical attributes, known as terroir to wine buffs, determine the unique profile of a wine--and some rarer locales produce wines that a...re particularly coveted. In Volcanoes and Wine, geologist Charles Frankel introduces us to the volcanoes that are among the most dramatic and ideal landscapes for wine making. Traveling across regions well-known to wine lovers like Sicily, Oregon, and California, as well as the less familiar Canary Islands, Frankel gives an in-depth account of famous volcanoes and the wines that spring from their idiosyncratic soils. From Santorini's vineyards of rocky pumice dating back to a four-thousand-year-old eruption to grapes growing in craters dug in the earth of the Canary Islands, from Vesuvius's famous Lacryma Christi to the ambitious new generation of wine growers reviving the traditional grapes of Mount Etna, Frankel takes us across the stunning and dangerous world of volcanic wines. He details each volcano's most famous eruptions, the grapes that grow in its soils, and the people who make their homes on its slopes, adapting to an ever-menacing landscape. In addition to introducing the history and geology of these volcanoes, Frankel serves as a travel guide, offering a host of tips ranging from prominent vineyards to visit to scenic hikes in each location. This illuminating guide will be indispensable for wine lovers looking to learn more about volcanic terroirs, as well as anyone curious about how cultural heritage can survive and thrive in the shadow of geological danger.
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              ISBN 9780226177229
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2019
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              Nightingales in Berlin: Searching for the Perfect Sound

              Nightingales in Berlin: Searching for the Perfect Sound (Hardback)

              By Rothenberg, David

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              Rothenberg takes us to Berlin's urban landscape to discover and engage with one of nature's most beautiful and celebrated sounds, the nightingale's song.

              ISBN 9780226467184
              Released NZ 15 May 2019
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              News Values: Ideas for an Information Age
               

              News Values: Ideas for an Information Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Fuller, Jack

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              A statement about the fundamental, ethical, practical issues facing newspapers, this book seeks to clarify these issues, and also to offer a provocative perspective on questions which should concern journalists who care about creating a more cohesive society.

              ISBN 9780226268804
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1996
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              The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Fourth Edition: A Complete Catalog

              The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Fourth Edition: A Complete Catalog (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 4th edition)

              By Storrer, William Allin

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              From sprawling houses to compact bungalows and from world-famous museums to a still-working gas station, Frank Lloyd Wright s designs can be found in nearly every corner of the country. While the renowned architect passed away more than fifty years ago, researchers and enthusiast...s are still uncovering structures that should be attributed to him. William Allin Storrer is one of the experts leading this charge, and his definitive guide, The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, has long been the resource of choice for anyone interested in Wright. Thanks to the work of Storrer and his colleagues at the Rediscovering Wright Project, thirty-seven new sites have recently been identified as the work of Wright. Together with more photos, updated and expanded entries, and a new essay on the evolution of Wright s unparalleled architectural style, this new edition is the most comprehensive and authoritative catalog available. Organized chronologically, the catalog includes full-color photos, location information, and historical and architectural background for all of Wright s extant structures in the United States and abroad, as well as entries for works that have been demolished over the years. A geographic listing makes it easy for traveling Wright fans to find nearby structures and a new key indicates whether a site is open to the public. Publishing for Wright s sesquicentennial, this new edition will be a trusted companion for anyone embarking on their own journeys through the wonder and genius of Frank Lloyd Wright.
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              ISBN 9780226435756
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2017
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              A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers

              A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 9th New edition)

              By Turabian, Kate L.

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              New edition of a classic reference work recognizes recent developments in information literacy--including finding, evaluating, and citing a wide range of digital sources--and the evolving use of software for citation management, graphics, and paper format and submission while con...tinuing to reflect best practices for research and writing.
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              ISBN 9780226430577
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2018
              Publisher The University of Chicago Pres
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
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              Battle in the Mind Fields
               

              Battle in the Mind Fields (Hardback)

              By Goldsmith, John A.; Laks, Professor of Linguistics Bernard

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              We frequently see one idea appear in one discipline as if it were new, when it migrated from another discipline, like a mole that had dug under a fence and popped up on the other side. Taking note of this phenomenon, John Goldsmith and Bernard Laks embark on a uniquely interdisci...plinary history of the genesis of linguistics, from nineteenth-century currents of thought in the mind sciences through to the origins of structuralism and the ruptures, both political and intellectual, in the years leading up to World War II. Seeking to explain where contemporary ideas in linguistics come from and how they have been justified, Battle in the Mind Fields investigates the porous interplay of concepts between psychology, philosophy, mathematical logic, and linguistics. Goldsmith and Laks trace theories of thought, self-consciousness, and language from the machine age obsession with mind and matter to the development of analytic philosophy, behaviorism, Gestalt psychology, positivism, and structural linguistics, emphasizing throughout the synthesis and continuity that has brought about progress in our understanding of the human mind. Arguing that it is impossible to understand the history of any of these fields in isolation, Goldsmith and Laks suggest that the ruptures between them arose chiefly from social and institutional circumstances rather than a fundamental disparity of ideas.
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              ISBN 9780226550800
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2019
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