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An Alabama Songbook: Ballads, Folksongs, and Spirituals by Robert W. Halli Jr.

By Robert W. Halli Jr.

A lavish presentation of 208 folksongs accumulated all through Alabama within the 1940s.

Alabama is a nation wealthy in folksong culture, from previous English ballads sung alongside the Tennessee River to kid's video game songs performed in cellular, from the rhythmic paintings songs of the railroad gandy dancers of Gadsden to the spirituals of the Black Belt. The musical history of blacks and whites, wealthy and negative, hill people and cotton farmers, those songs suffer as a dwelling a part of the state's various past.

In the mid Forties Byron Arnold, an keen younger track professor from The college of Alabama, got down to locate and checklist as a lot of those songs as he may perhaps and used to be rewarded by way of unstinting cooperation from many informants. Mrs. Julia Greer Marechal of cellular, for instance, used to be ninety years previous, blind, and a semi-invalid, yet she sang for Arnold for 3 hours, permitting the recording of 33 songs and onerous Arnold and his technician. Helped by way of such dwelling repositories as Mrs. Marechal, the Arnold assortment grew to good over 500 songs, augmented by means of box notes and noteworthy biographical details at the singers.

An Alabama Songbook is the results of Arnold's efforts and people of his informants around the nation and has been formed by means of Robert W. Halli Jr. right into a narrative enriched via greater than 2 hundred major songs-lullabies, Civil battle anthems, African-American gospel and secular songs, mess around tunes, temperance songs, love ballads, play-party rhymes, and paintings songs. within the culture of Alan Lomax's The people Songs of North America and Vance Randolph's Ozark Folksongs, this quantity will attract common audiences, folklorists, ethnomusicologists, preservationists, conventional musicians, and historians.

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Advances in Chromatography, Volume 51 by Eli Grushka, Nelu Grinberg

By Eli Grushka, Nelu Grinberg

For greater than 4 a long time, scientists and researchers have trusted the Advances in Chromatography sequence for the main up to date info on quite a lot of advancements in chromatographic tools and functions. For Volume 51, the sequence editors have invited validated, famous chemists from around the globe to supply state of the art reports on their components of expertise—from theoretical facets to novel and proven functions of chromatographic techniques.

Featured themes include

  • Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics in Nonlinear Chromatography and Electrophoresis: conception and Applications
  • Biomimetic Chromatography: a great tool within the Drug Discovery Process
  • Solid-Phase Microextraction for In Vivo Pharmacokinetics and different levels of Drug Development
  • Identification and Detection of Antibiotic medicinal drugs and Their Degradation items in Aquatic Samples
  • Sample education for Chromatographic Analysis
  • Development of HPLC Retention Index QSAR types for Nontargeted Metabolomics
  • Thin Layer Chromatography with a managed fuel part Influencing at the Separation

The transparent presentation of themes and shiny illustrations for which this sequence has develop into identified makes the cloth available and interesting to analytical, biochemical, natural, polymer, and pharmaceutical chemists in any respect degrees of technical skill.

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Biaxial Stretching of Film. Principles and Applications by Mark T. DeMeuse

By Mark T. DeMeuse

Biaxial (having axes) stretching of movie is used for quite a number functions and is the first production approach through which items are produced for the foodstuff packaging undefined. Biaxial stretching of movie: ideas and purposes presents an outline of the producing methods and diversity of purposes for biaxially stretched films.

Part one stories the basic ideas of biaxial stretching. After an introductory bankruptcy which defines phrases, chapters talk about gear layout and standards, laboratory reviews, biaxial movie buildings and standard business procedures for the biaxial orientation of flicks. extra themes contain publish construction processing of biaxially stretched motion pictures, the stress-strain behaviour of poly(ethylene terephthalate) and educational investigations of biaxially stretched movies. half investigates the purposes of biaxial movies together with clean lower produce, snack packaging and product labelling. a last bankruptcy investigates capability destiny developments for biaxially orientated movies and orienting lines.

Biaxial stretching of movie: rules and functions is a worthwhile reference device for a wide spectrum of readers, starting from polymer and fibre engineers to electric engineers. it's going to even be appropriate for execs within the meals packaging and paper industries.

  • A invaluable reference device for polymer and fibre engineers, electric engineers and pros within the nutrition packaging and paper industries
  • Provides a entire assessment of the producing procedures of biaxially stretched movies and features a dialogue in their destiny applications
  • Places emphasis at the expertise in addition to the different sorts of polymers used

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Students with Intellectual Disabilities: Insights, by Poulomee Datta (auth.)

By Poulomee Datta (auth.)

This publication investigates the self-concept of the scholars with highbrow disabilities who have been positioned in professional and mainstream academic settings in South Australia. It profits insights into what scholars with highbrow disabilities felt approximately themselves and their achievements around the varied dimensions of self-concept. it really is divided into levels of execution. In degree 1, the Tennessee Self-Concept questionnaire was once administered to scholars with highbrow disabilities. In degree 2, interviews have been carried out with scholars with highbrow disabilities, their mom and dad and academics. those info mirrored a number of viewpoints from which to ascertain the learn questions. those findings have implications for academics, specified educators, coverage makers and more than a few execs within the schooling and particular schooling quarter in permitting higher knowing of the issues skilled via those scholars and pointing to changes and enhancements within the providers for those students.

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Plane Ellipticity and Related Problems by Special Session on Elliptic Systems in the Plane, Robert P.

By Special Session on Elliptic Systems in the Plane, Robert P. Gilbert, American Mathematical Society

Gentle disguise put on. measurement: 7" x 10". textual content physique is fresh, and loose from earlier proprietor annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and backbone totally intact. now not ex-library. Shipped Weight: lower than 1 kilogram. type: arithmetic; ISBN: 0821850121. ISBN/EAN: 9780821850121. stock No: 001521

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Kamba Ramayana by P. S. Sundaram (transl.), N. S. Jagannathan (ed.)

By P. S. Sundaram (transl.), N. S. Jagannathan (ed.)

"A masterly translation of the Tamil model of Ramayana The epic tale of Rama, that is a part of the Indian collective attention, has been retold in lots of neighborhood languages. Pre-eminent one of several vernacular retellings of the Ramayana is the twelfth-century Tamil model through Kamban. The son of a temple drummer, Kamban is reputed to have had a magnificent mastery of Tamil and Sanskrit classics. fascinated about the lore of Ramayana, he immersed himself completely in it. although Kamban recognizes his indebtedness to the Sanskrit model of the Ramayana through Valmiki, his is an autonomous paintings, enriched by way of numerous non secular, philosophical and literary affects. The Kamba Ramayana differs from Valmiki’s in major methods. even though forged within the heroic mold of a Purushotama or ‘the top between men’, Valmiki’s Rama continues to be a guy. Kamban, however, by no means permits the reader to fail to remember the godhood of Rama. His Ravana too, notwithstanding mistaken, is a heroic determine. whereas Valmiki’s diction is sparse and direct, Kamban’s exuberant prose flickers with wit and inventiveness. Translated into English via the past due P.S. Sundaram, this version has been abridged and edited through his long-time good friend N.S. Jagannathan. notwithstanding pared down from the unique six volumes to a unmarried one, this translation keeps the magic and poetry of the unique.

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The Twin Sister Planets Venus and Earth: Why are they so by Robert J. Malcuit

By Robert J. Malcuit

This publication explains the way it got here to be that Venus and Earth, whereas very related in chemical composition, zonation, dimension and heliocentric distance from the solar, are very diverse in floor environmental stipulations. it's argued the following that those alterations may be accounted for by way of planetoid trap strategies and the following evolution of the planet-satellite method. Venus captured a one-half moon-mass planetoid early in its historical past within the retrograde path and underwent its “fatal allure situation” with its satellite tv for pc (Adonis). Earth, nonetheless, captured a moon-mass planetoid (Luna) early in its heritage in prograde orbit and underwent a benign estrangement state of affairs with its captured satellite.

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