Tag: Roof

On The Roof A look inside Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish

On The Roof: A look inside Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish By Samantha Hahn
2020 | 251 Pages | ISBN: 1784658642 | EPUB | 1 MB
A look inside Off-Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, the ground-breaking, award-winning musical.Samantha Hahn, the youngest member of the cast, tells the story of how "Yiddish Fiddler" came to be.Samantha has interviewed the cast, crew, and creative team – each with a unique take on the show and the impact it has had on their lives – for a behind-the-scenes look at what makes "Yiddish Fiddler" so special.On the Roof takes the reader on a never before seen journey – from rehearsals that end in tears and screaming in elevators, to the beautiful bonds between company members as strangers turn into family."When we opened, something sort of miraculous happened. There we were – a hit. Our youngest member has written this altogether delightful recounting of the experience. Samantha Hahn is not only a gifted performer but a delightful documentarian; she takes you through our auditions, rehearsals, backstage life, mishaps, and relationships, and shares stories and intimate thoughts from the entire team. Come, sit in on a rehearsal or two…"Joel Grey


Science on the Roof of the World Empire and the Remaking of the Himalaya

Lachlan Fleetwood, "Science on the Roof of the World: Empire and the Remaking of the Himalaya "
English | ISBN: 1009123114 | 2022 | 294 pages | PDF | 6 MB
When, how, and why did the Himalaya become the highest mountains in the world? In 1800, Chimborazo in South America was believed to be the world’s highest mountain, only succeeded by Mount Everest in 1856. Science on the Roof of the World tells the story of this shift, and the scientific, imaginative, and political remaking needed to fit the Himalaya into a new global scientific and environmental order. Lachlan Fleetwood traces untold stories of scientific measurement and collecting, indigenous labour and expertise, and frontier-making to provide the first comprehensive account of the East India Company’s imperial entanglements with the Himalaya. To make the Himalaya knowable and globally comparable, he demonstrates that it was necessary to erase both dependence on indigenous networks and scientific uncertainties, offering an innovative way of understanding science’s global history, and showing how geographical features like mountains can serve as scales for new histories of empire.


Himalaya Exploring the Roof of the World [Audiobook]

English | ASIN: B0B5VMSM1Y | 2022 | 15 hours and 4 minutes | MP3 | M4B | 436 MB
Himalaya is one of the world’s most extraordinary geophysical, historical, environmental and social regions. Historian John Keay introduces us to the myriad mysteries of this vast, confounding and utterly fascinating corner of the planet, and makes the case that it is one of our most essential-and endangered-wonders. More rugged and elevated than any other zone on earth, it embraces all of Tibet, six of the world’s eight major mountain ranges and nearly all its highest peaks. It contains around 50,000 glaciers and the most extensive permafrost outside the polar regions.