Book DetailAuthor: John Milward Publisher: UPNE ISBN: 1555538231 Category : Music Languages : en Pages : 259
The blues revival of the early 1960s brought new life to a seminal genre of American music and inspired a vast new world of singers, songwriters, and rock bands. The Rolling Stones took their name from a Muddy Waters song; Led Zeppelin forged bluesy riffs into hard rock and heavy metal; and ZZ Top did superstar business with boogie rhythms copped from John Lee Hooker. Crossroads tells the myriad stories of the impact and enduring influence of the early-'60s blues revival: stories of the record collectors, folkies, beatniks, and pop culture academics; and of the lucky musicians who learned life-changing lessons from the rediscovered Depression-era bluesmen that found hipster renown by playing at coffeehouses, on college campuses, and at the Newport Folk Festival. The blues revival brought notice to these forgotten musicians, and none more so than Robert Johnson, who had his songs covered by Cream and the Rolling Stones, and who sold a million CDs sixty years after dying outside a Mississippi Delta roadhouse. Crossroads is the intersection of blues and rock 'n' roll, a vivid portrait of the fluidity of American folk culture that captures the voices of musicians, promoters, fans, and critics to tell this very American story of how the blues came to rest at the heart of popular music.
Book DetailAuthor: Stewart L Bennett Publisher: Arcadia Publishing ISBN: 1614235457 Category : History Languages : en Pages : 147
The history of this unexpected Confederate victory in Civil War Mississippi, told through a collection of first-person soldier accounts. An insignificant crossroads in northeast Mississippi was an unlikely battleground for one of the most spectacular Confederate victories in the western theater of the Civil War. But that is where two generals determined destiny for their men. Union general Samuel D. Sturgis looked to redeem his past military record, while hard-fighting Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest aimed to drive the Union army out of Mississippi or die trying. In the hot June sun, their armies collided for control of north Mississippi in a story of courage, overwhelming odds, and American spirit. In this book, Stewart Bennett retells the day’s saga through a wealth of first-person soldier accounts. Includes photos
Book DetailAuthor: Balfour Mount Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP ISBN: 0228004918 Category : Biography & Autobiography Languages : en Pages :
Recognized as the father of palliative care in North America, Balfour Mount facilitated a sea change in medical practice by foregrounding concern for the whole person facing incurable illness. In this intimate and far-reaching memoir, Mount leads the reader through the formative moments and milestones of his personal and professional life as they intersected with the history of medical treatment over the last fifty years. Mount's lifelong pursuit of understanding the needs of dying patients began during his training as a surgical oncologist at Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital in the 1960s. He established the first comprehensive clinical program for end-of-life care in a teaching hospital in 1975 at McGill University's Royal Victoria Hospital, thus leading the charge for palliative medicine as a new specialty. His journey included collaboration with two storied healthcare innovators, British hospice pioneer Dame Cicely Saunders and American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, leading to a more fulsome understanding of the physical, psychosocial, and existential or spiritual needs of patients, their families, and their caregivers in the health care setting. This compelling narrative documents how the 'Royal Vic' team became internationally recognized as effective advocates of quality of life at the crossroad between life and death. From meetings with Viktor Frankl, the Dalai Lama and other teachers, to a memorable telephone chat with Mother Teresa, Mount recalls with appreciation, humour and humility, the places and people that helped to shed light on this universal human experience.
Book DetailAuthor: Wing Thye Woo Publisher: World Scientific ISBN: 981456690X Category : Business & Economics Languages : en Pages : 404
Financial Systems at the Crossroads: Lessons for China is written by leading financial experts to study the causes of financial disasters internationally. The research team is drawn from the global research networks of three leading universities: the Antai College of Economics and Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the School of Economics at Fudan University, and the Earth Institute at Columbia University. This review volume identifies the regulatory framework to guide the emergence of efficient financial institutions that are prudent; and to specify the required institutional mechanisms to prevent and resolve systemic collapse. It examines the specific circumstances of China to come up with a comprehensive agenda to reform China's financial sector. It provides in-depth analysis of China's financial industry to show its future evolution and offers lessons for developing a financial system that is efficient, innovative and resilient. Contents:Analytical Overview:Mobilizing China's Financial Sector Efficiently and Safely for Sustaining Economic Transformation and Strengthening Global Financial Stability (Yingli Pan, Jeffrey D Sachs, Wing Thye Woo and John Qi Zhu)Understanding the Important Lessons from the International Experience:Wall Street Lawlessness (Jeffrey D Sachs)Systemic Lack of Prudence in Wealthy Nations: Avoiding the Dark Side of Financial Development (Peter Boone and Simon Johnson)Lessons from the Financial Liberalization in the Nordic Countries in the 1980s (Seppo Honkapohja)Asian Financial Markets and Financial Internationalization in China (Kiyohiko G Nishimura)Tokyo's Ultimately Failed Bid for First Tier International Financial Centre Status: Why Did It Fall Short and What are the Lessons for Shanghai? (Huw McKay)Designing the Right Financial System for China:The Great Accommodation: Chinese Central Banking in the New Millennium (Junhui Qian and Wing Thye Woo)The Structural Friction in China's Banking System: Causes, Measurement and Solutions (Hongzhong Liu and Tai Qin)Credit Rationing, Bank Bailouts, and the Deleterious Impact of Credit: Evidence from China (Jean Louis Arcand)The Options for Reforming the Renminbi Exchange Rate Regime (Xinru Wu, Yingli Pan, Zhichao Zhang, Jing Nie and Si Zhou)The Internationalization of the Renminbi is in Accordance with China's National Interests and Global Responsibilities (Yingli Pan, Yingfeng Xu and Jun Wu)Reforming China's Rural Financial Market (Xi Zhu) Readership: Graduate students and researchers in financial industry, financial analysts and China-watchers. Keywords:Financial Systems;Chinese Economy;US Economy;Financial Development;Nordic Countries;China Central Banking;Renminbi Exchange RateKey Features:Written by leading financial experts from the global research networks of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Fudan University and Columbia UniversityStudies the causes of financial disasters internationallyExamines the specific circumstances of China to come up with a comprehensive agenda to reform China's financial sectorProvides in-depth analysis of China's financial industry to show its future evolutionOffers lessons for developing a financial system that is efficient, innovative and resilient
Book DetailAuthor: Risto Uro Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing ISBN: 056761865X Category : Religion Languages : en Pages : 242
The Gospel of Thomas is one of the most debated early Christian writings. Discovered as a Coptic translation in the Nag Hammadi Library, its date, message and relation to the canonical gospels have been the subject of much divisive argument. This book offers new perspectives on the gospel and demonstrates the various ways in which it sheds light on the ideological and social history of early Christianity.Expert scholars go to the heart of current issues in Thomasine studies, such as the role of oral and written traditions in the composition of the gospel, Thomas' relationship with the Gospel of John and with Gnostic and ascetic tendencies in early Christianity, the gospel's attitude to women followers of Jesus and to Jewish ritual practices.
Book DetailAuthor: Institute of Medicine Publisher: National Academies Press ISBN: 9780309175173 Category : Medical Languages : en Pages : 160
In 1946, approximately 40,000 U.S. military personnel participated in Operation CROSSROADS, an atmospheric nuclear test that took place at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Congress passed a law directing the Veterans Administration to determine whether there were any long-term adverse health effects associated with exposure to ionizing radiation from the detonation of nuclear devices. This book contains the results of an extensive epidemiological study of the mortality of participants compared with a similar group of nonparticipants. Topics of discussion include a breakdown of the study rationale; an overview of other studies of veteran participants in nuclear tests; and descriptions of Operation CROSSROADS, data sources for the study, participant and comparison cohorts, exposure details, mortality ascertainment, and findings and conclusions.
Book DetailAuthor: B.A. Wills Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media ISBN: 9400944764 Category : Technology & Engineering Languages : en Pages : 427
Due to the increasingly complex mineralogy, and lower grade of many current ore reserves, technology has, over the past decade, had to evolve rapidly to treat these materials economically in an industry which has undergone severe periods of recession. However, most of the technical innovations, such as the increasing use of solvent-extraction, ion-exchange etc., have been in the field of chemical ore processing, and, apart from the use of computers and ever larger unit process machines, there have been few major evolutionary changes in the field of physical mineral processing, where conventional crushing and grinding methods, essentially unchanged in half a century, are followed by the 'old-faithfuls'- flotation, gravity, magnetic and electrostatic methods of separation. Many of these techniques have major limitations in the treatment of 'new' ores such as complex sulphides, and the main purpose of the NATO Advanced study Institute (ASI) "Mineral Processing at a Crossroads" was to review the future of mineral processing. One of the great failings of physical methods is their inability to treat ultra-fine particles, and much research effort is required in this area. Flotation is still the most widely used and researched method for separating minerals, and is the only method which can be used to produce separate concentrates from complex sulphide ores. However, its performance on these 'modern' ores is poor, and it is in this area particularly that chemical methods will increasingly be integrated into plant circuits.
Book DetailAuthor: Rotblat Joseph Publisher: World Scientific ISBN: 9814550132 Category : Languages : en Pages : 652
Photonics and nanotechnology are popular emerging fields of technology. This proceedings volume contains over 12 selected papers from the International Workshop and Conference on Photonics and Nanotechnology (ICPN) 2007, held in Pattaya, Thailand, from December 16-18, 2007. The papers cover a wide range of topics, from optical and nonlinear optical physics to nanoelectronics.
Book DetailAuthor: OECD Publisher: OECD Publishing ISBN: 9264255516 Category : Languages : en Pages : 148
This report combines empirical research on the relationship between road infrastructure, inclusive economic development and traffic safety with an assessment of policies and governance structures to help governments find ways to create effective, safe and inclusive transport infrastructures.