A brilliant, far-reaching exploration of the frontiers of noise and silence, and the growing war between them. Between iPods, music-blasting restaurants, earsplitting sports stadiums, and endless air and road traffic, the place for quiet in our lives grows smaller by the day. In Pursuit of Silence gives context to our increasingly desperate sense that noise pollution is, in a very real way, an environmental catastrophe. Traveling across the country and meeting and listening to a host of incredible characters, including doctors, neuroscientists, acoustical engineers, monks, activists, educators, marketers, and aggrieved citizens, George Prochnik examines why we began to be so loud as a society, and what it is that gets lost when we can no longer find quiet.
Release on 2004-08-02 | by Edith Hargreaves,Arturo Varchevker
The Betty Joseph Workshop
Author: Edith Hargreaves,Arturo Varchevker
The members of the Betty Joseph Workshop have provided major contributions to psychoanalytic thinking since the meeting's inception in 1962. This book is a celebration of Betty Joseph's work, and the work of a group of analysts who have joined her to discuss obstacles to psychic change in psychoanalytic treatment. A prestigious line up of contributors present clinical material for discussion on a range of topics including: Supporting psychic change Complacency in analysis and everyday life Containment, enactment and communication. The history of psychoanalysis is one of an ongoing struggle to reach a new understanding of the human psyche and develop more effective methods of treatment. In Pursuit of Psychic Change reflects this tradition - discussions of each contribution by other members of the group provide an in-depth exploration of the merits and limitations of a developing analytic technique, in the hope of achieving true psychic change. All psychoanalysts will benefit from the insights provided into the original and stimulating work of the members of the Betty Joseph Workshop.
Holmes and Watson journey to the Lake District at the bidding of Squire Foley, who claims to be tormented by a man he believes he has killed in a duel. After an unsatisfactory conclusion they return to London, where they investigate the abduction of a woman in most peculiar circumstances. Next, Inspector Lestrade brings them news of queer goings-on in the National Gallery, before a perplexed priest requests their help with the curious behaviour of his colleagues. Early on, Watson realises that a common thread runs through these events, and Holmes sets out to bring to justice 'probably the most evil woman I ever hope to encounter'.
In this sequel to “In Quest of the Rainbow,” Isabella Hamilton’s search for her estate and her parents takes her across the length of India and beyond, relentlessly pursued by her unknown enemies. But a group from her estate is always by her side, guiding her, advising her and protecting her. Joe McLeod, who has been tasked by the Court of Directors of the East India Company to convey her to her estate, joins her in her search, thereby lending her valuable support. But are the ones she believes to be her enemies, really so, or are they, unknown to her, actually her friends and protectors? And are Baldev Singh and his group, claiming to be from her estate, really her protectors, or are they, in fact, the enemy? And then there is the unseen, awesome, mysterious and all-powerful presence of the thing they had taken to be a mere amulet. Does Isabella locate her past? Does she find the estate? Does she discover who her enemies and who her true friends are? Why does the tiger roar whenever Isabella is in distress or in danger? And does she discover the secret of the amulet, the unearthing of which would unfurl all the mysteries and puzzles, and lead her to her ultimate goal? And how does Joe McLeod fit into all this?
Release on 2008-08-12 | by Paul Newman,A.E. Hotchner
Twenty-Five Years of Improving the World, One Bottle of Salad Dressing at a Time
Author: Paul Newman,A.E. Hotchner
Pubpsher: Crown Business
Category: Business & Economics
Shameless exploitation has never been more fun nor done more good for more people than when done by Newman’s Own—the first green food company to use all-natural ingredients, and still the most successful. It was 1982 when Paul Newman and A. E. Hotchner made their foray into local gourmet shops with bottles of their homemade salad dressing. The venture was intended to be a lark, a way to poke fun at the traditional way the market operates. Hurdling obstacle after obstacle, they created the first company to mass-market all-natural products, eliminating the chemicals, gums, and preservatives that existed in food at the time. This picaresque saga is the inspiring story of how the two friends parlayed the joke into a multimillion-dollar company that gives all its profits to the less fortunate without spending money on galas, mailings, and other expensive outreaches. It also serves as a textbook for foundations and charitable organizations looking to do the most good they can with what they have. Told in alternating voices, Newman and Hotchner have written a zany tale that is a business model for entrepreneurs, an inspirational book, and just plain delightful reading.
This collection of Alaskan adventures begins with a newspaper article written by John Muir during his first visit to Alaska in 1879, when the sole U.S. government representative in all the territory's 586,412 square miles was a lone customs official in Sitka. It closes with accounts of the gold rush and the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle. Jean Meaux has gathered a superb collection of articles and stories that captivated American readers when they were first published and that will continue to entertain us today. The authors range from Charles Hallock (the founder of Forest and Stream, a precursor of Field and Stream) to New York society woman Mary Hitchcock, who traveled with china, silver, and a 2,800 square foot tent. After explorer Henry Allen wore out his boots, he marched barefoot as he continued mapping the Tanana River, and Episcopal Archdeacon Hudson Stuck mushed by dog sled in Arctic winters across a territory encompassing 250,000 miles of the northern interior. Although the United States acquired Alaska in 1867, it took more than a decade for American writers and explorers to focus attention on a territory so removed from their ordinary lives. These writers-adventurers, tourists, and gold seekers-would help define the nation's perception of Alaska and would contribute to an image of the state that persists today. This collection unearths early writings that offer a broad view of American encounters with Alaska accompanied by Meaux's lively and concise introductions. The present-day adventurer will find much to inspire exploration, while students of the American West can gain new access to this valuable trove of pre-Gold Rush Alaska archives. For more information go to: http://www.inpursuitofalaska.com
The education of grandpa Bobar has proceeded from an early childhood to what I prefer to call a second childhood rather than retirement. What went undetected during all these years, until now, was how excellence was encrypted in my education, even beyond the appreciation I have always had for the excellence of my many teachers. I hope this anecdotal memoir with a message about excellence gives the reader an opportunity to look more closely into the role excellence has played in their own educational development.