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July 18th, 2015 by admin

Bees: An Up-Close Look at Pollinators Around the World Book
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Bees: An Up-Close Look at Pollinators Around the World

by: Voyageur Press

Product rating: 5.0 with 6 reviews


While we eat, work, and sleep, bees are busy around the world. More than 20,000 species are in constant motion! They pollinate plants of all types and keep our natural world intact. In Bees, you’ll find a new way to appreciate these tiny wonders. Sam Droege and Laurence Packer present more than 100 of the most eye-catching bees from around the world as you’ve never seen them: up-close and with stunning detail. You’ll stare into alien-like faces. You’ll get lost in mesmerizing colors and patterns, patches and stripes of arresting yellow or blue. Whether you linger on your first close look at the Western Domesticated Honey Bee or excitedly flip straight to the rare Dinagapostemon sicheli, there’s no doubt you’ll be blown away by the beauty of bees.

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May 2nd, 2015 by admin

The Book of Broadway: The 150 Definitive Plays and Musicals Book
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The Book of Broadway: The 150 Definitive Plays and Musicals

by: Voyageur Press

Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews


Relive, or discover, the Broadway productions that have enthralled, enchanted, and enraptured audiences for more than 100 years.

The Book of Broadway is a celebratory, gorgeous tome dedicated to what is arguably the quintessential American art form: the Broadway show. The book profiles 150 of the best, biggest, most influential, and most fascinating Broadway musicals and plays ever produced, spanning the mid-nineteenth century to the twenty-first century. Shows profiled include everything from the 1860s musical The Black Crook, which captivated and titillated audiences for more than five hours, to the Pulitzer PrizeĆ¢??winning 2010 play Clybourne Park. The men and women who shaped Broadway history – such as Stephen Sondheim, Tennessee Williams, Bernadette Peters, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Ethel Merman, Marlon Brando, August Wilson, and Nathan Lane – are celebrated for their groundbreaking work. Photographs throughout illustrate the stunning designs of the shows profiled.

Author Eric Grode – an arts writer for The New York Times, and author of Hair: The Story of the Show That Defined a Generation – has compiled this ultimate guide to Broadway shows, filled with insider knowledge. Theater fans will appreciate the fantastic Broadway trivia scattered throughout the book as well as the palpable sense of history in this encyclopedic treatment of one of our most beloved pastimes.

A handful of the shows featured in this book include:

Annie

The Book of Mormon

Bye Bye Birdie

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Chicago

Death of a Salesman

Fiddler on the Roof

Grease

Guys and Dolls

Hello, Dolly!

Kiss Me, Kate

Les Miserables

The Music Man

My Fair Lady

The Phantom of the Opera

Rent

Six Degrees of Separation

The Sound of Music

A Streetcar Named Desire

West Side Story

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May 1st, 2015 by admin

Dylan: Disc by Disc Book
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Dylan: Disc by Disc

by: Voyageur Press

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The complete discography of Bob Dylan – a poet to some, a revolutionary to many, but American musician to all.

People have been debating about Bob Dylan for decades. Is he the voice of a generation or an unlistenable voice? There’s no question that he is the most revered and influential American songwriter to emerge since 1960. But Dylan’s singing voice is another story–at times it’s raspy, nasally, unpolished and, more recently, ragged, gravelly, and croaky. For better or worse, the sound of his voice has been as distinctive as his songs. Admirers embrace his voice as wise and knowing, with phrasing that can be either studied or free-wheeling depending on his mood.

In 2015, the unpredictable Rock and Roll Hall of Famer threw another curveball by releasing Shadows in the Night, his first-ever collection devoted to the songs associated with another artist, Frank Sinatra. Is this tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes as surprising as when Dylan went electric in 1965 or when he became a Jesus freak in the late 1970s?

Dylan: Disc by Disc answers those questions by taking an in-depth look at each of Dylan’s thirty-six official studio recordings. Music-industry insiders discuss each album with moderator Jon Bream, the veteran critic from Dylan’s home-state newspaper, the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The participants include such music figures as Questlove of the Roots, Rodney Crowell, Jason Isbell, Suzanne Vega, Ric Ocasek of the Cars, Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding), longtime Dylan pal Eric Andersen and Minnesota musicians Tony Glover and Kevin Odegard, both of whom have been in the studio with Dylan. Critics who debated Dylan’s discs include Robert Christgau, Anthony DeCurtis, Alan Light, Joe Levy, Holly George-Warren, Joel Selvin, Jim Fusilli, Geoffrey Himes, Charles R. Cross, and David Browne. Other participants include professors from Boston University, Syracuse University, Pomona College, University of Minnesota, Connecticut College, University of Iowa, and San Francisco State; DJs from New York’s WNYC and Chicago’s WXRT; and museum curators who have put together exhibits on Dylan.

Dylan: Disc by Disc is beautifully illustrated with LP art, period photography, and memorabilia, as well as performance and candid offstage photography. The book contains information about the recordings and session musicians and provides context and perspective on Dylan’s life, concerts, and career.

Dylan: Disc by Disc provides Dylan fans with a compelling, handsome, one-of-a-kind retrospective on a music legend.

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