Tag: Singing

The Frogs Stopped Singing


Free Download Thomas Sandusky, "The Frogs Stopped Singing"
English | 2011 | pages: 64 | ISBN: 0741464500 | EPUB | 1,7 mb
On a steamy night in the Amazon, young Ceiba tribesmen are poised to destroy an oil rig on a preserve. The mission was routine untilthe frogs stopped singing.

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Singing Saltwater Country Journey to the songlines of Carpentaria


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English | 2012 | ISBN: 1459613481 | EPUB | pages: 496 | 6.2 mb
At twenty John Bradley was sent to teach Aboriginal children in a school at remote Borroloola, on the Gulf of Carpentaria in far north Australia. But it is the teacher who is educated by the Yanyuwa elders and their families. Over three decades he learns their language and their country, becoming intimately drawn into other ways of being, both practical and spiritual. With passion and pride they teach him their songlines, relating what they know and value – ancestors, kin, allegiances; places, plants, animals; seasons, ceremonies, stories – and the spirit that sustains all. As we follow John Bradley on his journey, we begin to see that the songlines are keys to the authority and continuity held by Aboriginal Law. We begin to understand why, when country can no longer be sung, the Yanyuwa feel it so deeply. And what such loss means to us all. ‘A rare diary of devotion… sometimes humorous, sometimes very sad, revealing the extraordinary personal commitment needed to gain insight into Aboriginal connections to country… a moving tale of an urgent quest.’ – Professor Jon Altman, Australian National University ‘This book strikes chords with the work of William Stanner and Donald Thomson, while evoking the poetic resonance of Barry Lopez’s writing about the Inuit.’ – Dr Nonie Sharp, author of Saltwater People ‘A rare book that attunes us to ways of Yanyuwa dwelling, belonging and being in an intimate relatedness that does not separate thinking from feeling, history from experience, authority from caring, solemnity from humour, and meaning from the life in which this knowledge is embedded.’ – Dr Franca Tamisari, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and University of Queensland

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Singing the Trail The Story of Mapping Aotearoa New Zealand (2024)


Free Download John McCrystal, "Singing the Trail: The Story of Mapping Aotearoa New Zealand"
English | 2020 | pages: 276 | ISBN: 1760633593 | EPUB | 232,4 mb
The very first maps were oral maps made by early Polynesian and Maori settlers which were waypoints, described as "survey pegs of memory," lists of places in songs, chants, karakia, and stories that showed direction. Hundreds of years later, the Dutch Abel Tasman sailed here and made the first attempt at a physical map; he was followed more than 100 years later by Cook, whose map was much more detailed as he circumnavigated the country. Once the detail of the coastline was filled in, more detailed maps of the interior were made by those in search of resources to exploit. A clever look at New Zealand history and also at the intriguing tradition of map making.

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Singing My Him Song


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English | 2001 | ISBN: 0060955481 | 264 Pages | PDF | 3.4 MB
Malachy McCourt, bestselling author of A Monk Swimming, shares the extraordinary story of how he went from living the headlong and heedless life of a world-class drunk to becoming a sober, loving father and grandfather, still happily married after thirty-five years.

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Perspectives on Males and Singing


Free Download Perspectives on Males and Singing By Scott D. Harrison, Graham F. Welch, Adam Adler (auth.), Scott D. Harrison, Graham F. Welch, Adam Adler (eds.)
2012 | 368 Pages | ISBN: 9400726597 | PDF | 6 MB
"Since singing is so good a thing,I wish all men would learne to sing" (William Byrd, 1588)Over the centuries, there has been reluctance among boys and men to become involved in some forms of singing. Perspectives on Males and Singing tackles this conundrum head-on as the first academic volume to bring together leading thinkers and practitioners who share their insights on the involvement of males in singing. The authors share research that analyzes the axiomatic male disinclination to sing, and give strategies designed to engage males more successfully in performing vocal music emphasizing the many positive effects it can have on their lives.Inspired by a meeting at the Australian symposium ‘Boys and Voices’, which focused on the engagement of boys in singing, the volume includes contributions from leading authorities in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States and Europe.

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Singing with Elephants


Free Download Margarita Engle, "Singing with Elephants"
English | 2022 | ISBN: 059320669X, 0593206703 | EPUB | pages: 224 | 2.4 mb
A powerful novel in verse from Newbery and Pura Belpré Award-winning author Margarita Engle about the friendship between a young girl and the poet Gabriela Mistral that leads to healing and hope for both of them.

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