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The Kingdom of Speech

The Kingdom of Speech Book
Author : Tom Wolfe
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2016-08-30
ISBN : 9780316404624
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong. Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. THE KINGDOM OF SPEECH is a captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech--not evolution--is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it, and through the controversial work of modern-day anthropologist Daniel Everett, who defies the current wisdom that language is hard-wired in humans, Wolfe examines the solemn, long-faced, laugh-out-loud zig-zags of Darwinism, old and Neo, and finds it irrelevant here in the Kingdom of Speech.

The Kingdom of Speech

The Kingdom of Speech Book
Author : Tom Wolfe
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2016-08-30
ISBN : 0316404640
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong. Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. The Kingdom of Speech is a captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech -- not evolution -- is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it, and through the controversial work of modern-day anthropologist Daniel Everett, who defies the current wisdom that language is hard-wired in humans, Wolfe examines the solemn, long-faced, laugh-out-loud zig-zags of Darwinism, old and Neo, and finds it irrelevant here in the Kingdom of Speech.

A Man in Full

A Man in Full Book
Author : Tom Wolfe
Publisher : Bantam Books
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780553580938
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author of Bonfire of the Vanities returns with a moving, humorous, and sometimes chilling new novel of modern American life set in Atlanta. Reprint.

Back to Blood

Back to Blood Book
Author : Tom Wolfe
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2012-10-23
ISBN : 0316214582
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now. As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay -- with officer Nestor Camacho on board -- Tom Wolfe is off and running. Into the feverous landscape of the city, he introduces the Cuban mayor, the black police chief, a wanna-go-muckraking young journalist and his Yale-marinated editor; an Anglo sex-addiction psychiatrist and his Latina nurse by day, loin lock by night-until lately, the love of Nestor's life; a refined, and oh-so-light-skinned young woman from Haiti and her Creole-spouting, black-gang-banger-stylin' little brother; a billionaire porn addict, crack dealers in the 'hoods, "de-skilled" conceptual artists at the Miami Art Basel Fair, "spectators" at the annual Biscayne Bay regatta looking only for that night's orgy, yenta-heavy ex-New Yorkers at an "Active Adult" condo, and a nest of shady Russians. Based on the same sort of detailed, on-scene, high-energy reporting that powered Tom Wolfe's previous bestselling novels, Back to Blood is another brilliant, spot-on, scrupulous, and often hilarious reckoning with our times.

Don t Sleep There are Snakes

Don t Sleep  There are Snakes Book
Author : Daniel Everett
Publisher : Profile Books
Release : 2010-07-09
ISBN : 1847651224
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Although Daniel Everett was a missionary, far from converting the Pirahs, they converted him. He shows the slow, meticulous steps by which he gradually mastered their language and his gradual realisation that its unusual nature closely reflected its speakers' startlingly original perceptions of the world. Everett describes how he began to realise that his discoveries about the Pirah language opened up a new way of understanding how language works in our minds and in our lives, and that this way was utterly at odds with Noam Chomsky's universally accepted linguistic theories. The perils of passionate academic opposition were then swiftly conjoined to those of the Amazon in a debate whose outcome has yet to be won. Everett's views are most recently discussed in Tom Wolfe's bestselling The Kingdom of Speech. Adventure, personal enlightenment and the makings of a scientific revolution proceed together in this vivid, funny and moving book.

The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff Book
Author : Tom Wolfe
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780553381351
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The moments of grandeur and weakness, the aspirations, and the problems of America's astronauts are revealed in an exploration of the dimensions of their inner lives in space, on the moon, and on the earth.

Hooking Up

Hooking Up Book
Author : Tom Wolfe
Publisher : Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9781568959931
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Only yesterday boys and girls spoke of embracing and kissing (necking) as getting to first base. Home plate was going all the way. That was yesterday. Here in the year 2000 we can forget about necking. Today's girls and boys have never heard of anything so dainty. Today third base is going all the way. Home plate is being introduced by name. Wolfe ranges from coast to coast chronicling everything from the sexual manners and mores of teenagers ... to fundamental changes in the way human beings now regard themselves, thanks to the hot new fields of genetics and neuroscience ... to the inner workings of television's magazine-show sting operations.

The Bonfire of the Vanities

The Bonfire of the Vanities Book
Author : Tom Wolfe
Publisher : Bantam Dell Publishing Group
Release : 2001-10
ISBN : 9780553381344
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sherman McCoy, a young investment banker in Manhattan, finds himself arrested following a freak accident and becomes involved with prosecutors, politicians, the press, and assorted hustlers. Reprint.

The Painted Word

The Painted Word Book
Author : Tom Wolfe
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author derails the great American myth of modern art in a scathing, witty, uncompromising critique of American art from the 1950s through the 1970s. Reprint. NYT.

The Kingdom of Childhood

The Kingdom of Childhood Book
Author : Rudolf Steiner
Publisher : SteinerBooks
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780880104029
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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7 lectures, Torquay, UK, August 12-20, 1924 (CW 311) These seven intimate, aphoristic talks were presented to a small group on Steiner's final visit to England. Because they were given to "pioneers" dedicated to opening a new Waldorf school, these talks are often considered one of the best introductions to Waldorf education. Steiner shows the necessity for teachers to work on themselves first, in order to transform their own inherent gifts. He explains the need to use humor to keep their teaching lively and imaginative. Above all, he stresses the tremendous importance of doing everything in the knowledge that children are citizens of both the spiritual and the earthly worlds. And, throughout these lectures, he continually returns to the practical value of Waldorf education. These talks are filled with practical illustrations and revolve around certain themes--the need for observation in teachers; the dangers of stressing the intellect too early; children's need for teaching that is concrete and pictorial; the education of children's souls through wonder and reverence; the importance of first presenting the "whole," then the parts, to the children's imagination. Here is one of the best introductions to Waldorf education, straight from the man who started it all. German source: Die Kunst des Erziehens aus dem Erfassen der Menschenwesenhiet (GA 311). ∞ ∞ ∞ SYNOPSIS OF THE LECTURES LECTURE 1: The need for a new art of education. The whole of life must be considered. Process of incarnation as a stupendous task of the spirit. Fundamental changes at seven and fourteen. At seven, the forming of the "new body" out of the "model body" inherited at birth. After birth, the bodily milk as sole nourishment. The teacher's task to give "soul milk" at the change of teeth and "spiritual milk" at puberty. LECTURE 2: In first epoch of life child is wholly sense organ. Nature of child's environment and conduct of surrounding adults of paramount importance. Detailed observation of children and its significance. In second epoch, seven to fourteen, fantasy and imagination as life blood of all education, e.g., in teaching of writing and reading, based on free creative activity of each teacher. The child as integral part of the environment until nine. Teaching about nature must be based on this. The "higher truths" in fairy tales and myths. How the teacher can guide the child through the critical moment of the ninth year. LECTURE 3: How to teach about plants and animals (seven to fourteen). Plants must always be considered, not as specimens, but growing in the soil. The plant belongs to the earth. This is the true picture and gives the child an inward joy. Animals must be spoken of always in connection with humans. All animal qualities and physical characteristics are to be found, in some form, in the human being. Humans as synthesis of the whole animal kingdom. Minerals should not be introduced until twelfth year. History should first be presented in living, imaginative pictures, through legends, myths, and stories. Only at eleven or twelve should any teaching be based on cause and effect, which is foreign to the young child's nature. Some thoughts on punishment, with examples. LECTURE 4: Development of imaginative qualities in the teacher. The story of the violet and the blue sky. Children's questions. Discipline dependent on the right mood of soul. The teacher's own preparation for this. Seating of children according to temperament. Retelling of stories. Importance of imaginative stories that can be recalled in later school life. Drawing of diagrams, from ninth year. Completion and metamorphosis of simple figures, to give children feeling of form and symmetry. Concentration exercises to awaken an active thinking as basis of wisdom for later life. Simple color exercises. A Waldorf school timetable. The "main lesson." LECTURE 5: All teaching matter must be intimately connected with life. In counting, each different number should be connected with the child or what the child sees in the environment. Counting and stepping in rhythm. The body counts. The head looks on. Counting with fingers and toes is good (also writing with the feet). The ONE is the whole. Other numbers proceed from it. Building with bricks is against the child's nature, whose impulse is to proceed from whole to parts, as in medieval thinking. Contrast atomic theory. In real life we have first a basket of apples, a purse of coins. In teaching addition, proceed from the whole. In subtraction, start with minuend and remainder; in multiplication, with product and one factor. Theorem of Pythagoras (eleven-twelve years). Details given of a clear, visual proof, based on practical thinking. This will arouse fresh wonder every time. LECTURE 6: In first seven years etheric body is an inward sculptor. After seven, child has impulse to model and to paint. Teacher must learn anatomy by modeling the organs. Teaching of physiology (nine to twelve years) should be based on modeling. Between seven and fourteen astral body gradually draws into physical body, carrying the breathing by way of nerves, as playing on a lyre. Importance of singing. Child's experience of well being like that of cows chewing the cud. Instrumental music from beginning of school life, wind or strings. Teaching of languages; up to nine through imitation, then beginnings of grammar, as little translation as possible. Vowels are expression of feeling, consonants are imitation of external processes. Each language expresses a different conception. Compare head, Kopf, testa. The parts of speech in relation to the life after death. If language is rightly taught, out of feeling, eurythmy will develop naturally, expressing inner and outer experiences in ordered movements--"visible speech." Finding relationship to space in gymnastics. LECTURE 7: Between seven and fourteen soul qualities are paramount. Beginnings of science teaching from twelfth year only, and connected with real phenomena of life. The problem of fatigue. Wrong conceptions of psychologists. The rhythmic system, predominant in second period, never tires. Rhythm and fantasy. Composition. Sums from real life, not abstractions. Einstein's theory. The kindergarten--imitation of life. Teachers' meetings, the heart of the school. Every child to be in the right class for its age. Importance of

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Author : Thailand
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1987
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand B E 2521 Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand Amendment B E 2528 Election of Members of the House of Representatives Act B E 2522 Election of Members of the House of Representatives Act no 2 B E 2523 Emergency Decree Amending the Election of Members of the House of Representatives Act B E 2522 B E 2526 Emergency Decree Amending the Election of Members of the House of Representatives Act B E 2522 no 2 B E 2529 Political Parties Act B E 2524 book written by Thailand, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

From the Kingdom of Memory

From the Kingdom of Memory Book
Author : Elie Wiesel
Publisher : Schocken
Release : 2011-09-14
ISBN : 030780643X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this "powerful" (New York Times Book review) collection of personal essays and landmark speeches by "one of the great writers of our generation" (New Republic), Elie Wiesel weaves together reminiscences of his life before the Holocaust, his struggle to find meaning afterward, and the actions he has taken on behalf of others that have defined him as a leading advocate of humanity and have earned him the Nobel Peace Prize. Here, too, as a tribute to the dead and an exhortation to the living are landmark speeches, among them his powerful testimony at the Klaus Barbie trial, his impassioned plea to President Reagan not to visit a German S.S. cemetery, and the speech he gave in Oslo in acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize, in which he voices his hope that "the memory of evil will serve as a shield against evil."

The New Journalism

The New Journalism Book
Author : Tom Wolfe,Edward Warren Johnson
Publisher : Harper & Row Barnes & Noble Import Division
Release : 1973
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Selections from Rex Reed, Gay Talese, Richard Goldstein, Michael Herr, Truman Capote, Joe Eszterhas, Terry Southern, Hunter S. Thompson, Norman Mailer, Nicholas Tomalin, Tom Wolfe, Barbara L. Goldsmith, Joe McGinnis, George Plimpton, James Mills, John Gregory Dunne, John Sack, Joan Didion, "Adam Smith," Robert Christgau, and Garry Wills.

The Purple Decades

The Purple Decades Book
Author : Tom Wolfe
Publisher : Berkley Publishing Group
Release : 1987
ISBN : 9780425103456
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Gathers selections from Wolfe's previous essay collections about American culture, the Vietnam War, art and architecture, and the space program

Grammar Castle and the Kingdom of Writing

Grammar Castle and the Kingdom of Writing Book
Author : Rusty Gorby
Publisher : By the Book Writing
Release : 2020-05-15
ISBN : 9780578663784
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This story and songbook uses a metaphorical kingdom to teach students the 8 parts of speech. King Verb and Queen Noun will need the help of the other parts of speech to overthrow the Knights of the Wrong Table and restore order to Writing. Discover the Kingdom of Writing and the 8 Parts of Speech through adventures in Grammar Castle.

The Kingdom of the Gods

The Kingdom of the Gods Book
Author : Geoffrey Hodson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1980
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Kingdom of the Gods book written by Geoffrey Hodson, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Radical Chic Mau Mauing the Flak Catchers

Radical Chic   Mau Mauing the Flak Catchers Book
Author : Tom Wolfe
Publisher : Bantam
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Two hilarious essays by the author of The Right Stuff show the white liberal establishment confronting the new subculture, with humorous and unexpected results. Reprint.

Draft Constitution of the Kingdom of Swaziland

Draft Constitution of the Kingdom of Swaziland Book
Author : Swaziland
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Draft Constitution of the Kingdom of Swaziland book written by Swaziland, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Daily Life in the Kingdom of the Kongo

Daily Life in the Kingdom of the Kongo Book
Author : Georges Balandier
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1968
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Scholarly, detailed account of the history, social structure, and traditions of an African civilization between the 16th and 18th centuries.

Back to Blood

Back to Blood Book
Author : Tom Wolfe
Publisher : Back Bay Books
Release : 2013-07-02
ISBN : 9780316036337
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now. As a police launch speeds across Miami's Biscayne Bay-with our hero, officer Nestor Camacho, on board-Tom Wolfe is off and running headlong into the only city in the world where people from a different country with a different language and a different culture have taken over at the ballot box. This melting pot is full of hard cases who just won't melt, damn it: a Cuban mayor; a black police chief; a hot young reporter and a timid editor of the Miami Herald, both WASPs who went to Yale; an Anglo sex-addiction psychiatrist who keeps his lovely Latina nurse, Magdalena, in his bed and his star patient, a porn-addicted billionaire, on a string; a status-addled Haitian professor who thinks he's really French and wants his pale-skinned daughter to "pass" and his Creole-spouting son to be quiet. Then there are the clueless collectors who "See it! Like it! Buy it!," spending tens of millions per minute on de-skilled art at Miami Art Basel; black drug dealers colliding with the Cuban cops; Columbus Day Regatta "spectators" who only have eyes for the annual après-race orgy; and "Active Adult" condos full of yenta-heavy ex-New Yorkers, not to mention a nest of shady Russians. Based on the same sort of detailed, on-scene, high-energy reporting that powered Tom Wolfe's previous bestselling novels, BACK TO BLOOD is another brilliant, spot-on, scrupulous, and often hilarious reckoning with our times.