Two Tales of One City

Saint Xenia of Petersburg

Author: Zenovia Jeanette Kotsonis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780980124187

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Historical novel with revolving stories both set in Saint Petersburg Russia.
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A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion

Author: Janice Boddy,Michael Lambek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119124999

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion presents a collection of original, ethnographically–informed essays that explore the variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world and asks how to think about religion as a subject of anthropological inquiry. Presents a collection of original, ethnographically–informed essays exploring the wide variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world Explores a broad range of topics including the perspectivism debate, the rise of religious nationalism, reflections on religion and new media, religion and politics, and ideas of self and gender in relation to religious belief Includes examples drawn from different religious traditions and from several regions of the world Features newly–commissioned articles reflecting the most up–to–date research and critical thinking in the field, written by an international team of leading scholars Adds immeasurably to our understanding of the complex relationships between religion, culture, society, and the individual in today s world
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Cartier

Author: Hans Nadelhoffer

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811860994

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 352

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From modest beginnings in Paris to predominance in the world of high fashion, the rise of the house of Cartier is comprehensively chronicled in this lavish volume. In the 1980s Cartier granted Hans Nadelhoffer exclusive access to its archives in order to write the definitive history. Long out of print, Nadelhoffer's exhaustive research has been revived with lush new photography and design sketches of the world's most distinctive and finely crafted jewelry. Through charming and compelling anecdotes, these famed gemsand the elite clientele who don themare brought to life. This fully illustrated account is the essential complement to any jewelry lover's collection, and will satisfy the longings of all those who covet this legendary brand.
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Imperial Imprints

Post-Soviet St. Petersburg

Author: Elena Hellberg-Hirn

Publisher: Finnish Literature Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 440

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The city on the Neva has recently taken back its original name, St. Petersburg. The official strategies for the Tercentenary in 2003 saw the city's potential as being generated by its imperial past. In a series of scholarly essays the author examines the historical background to St. Petersburg's contemporary identifications. Framed mainly in romantic and nostalgic terms, they imprint an idealized Old Imperial Russia onto the post-Soviet city.
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The Music of James Bond

Author: Jon Burlingame

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199986762

Category: Music

Page: 304

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The story of the music that accompanies the cinematic adventures of Ian Fleming's intrepid Agent 007 is one of surprising real-life drama. In The Music of James Bond, author Jon Burlingame throws open studio and courtroom doors alike to reveal the full and extraordinary history of the sounds of James Bond, spicing the story with a wealth of fascinating and previously undisclosed tales. Burlingame devotes a chapter to each Bond film, providing the backstory for the music (including a reader-friendly analysis of each score) from the last-minute creation of the now-famous "James Bond Theme" in Dr. No to John Barry's trend-setting early scores for such films as Goldfinger and Thunderball. We learn how synthesizers, disco and modern electronica techniques played a role in subsequent scores, and how composer David Arnold reinvented the Bond sound for the 1990s and beyond. The book brims with behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Burlingame examines the decades-long controversy over authorship of the Bond theme; how Frank Sinatra almost sang the title song for Moonraker; and how top artists like Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Duran Duran, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner, and Madonna turned Bond songs into chart-topping hits. The author shares the untold stories of how Eric Clapton played guitar for Licence to Kill but saw his work shelved, and how Amy Winehouse very nearly co-wrote and sang the theme for Quantum of Solace. New interviews with many Bond songwriters and composers, coupled with extensive research as well as fascinating and previously undiscovered details--temperamental artists, unexpected hits, and the convergence of great music and unforgettable imagery--make The Music of James Bond a must read for 007 buffs and all popular music fans. This paperback edition is brought up-to-date with a new chapter on Skyfall.
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McGraw-Hill Education IELTS, Second Edition

Author: Monica Sorrenson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259859576

Category: Study Aids

Page: 456

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Everything you need to succeed on the IELTS McGraw-Hill Education IELTS, 2nd edition is the ideal way to sharpen skills and prepare for this high-stakes English proficiency test, which is required for admission or hiring by schools, multinational corporations, and government agencies worldwide. Whether you’re preparing for the Academic or General Training version of the IELTS, you’ll benefit from the intensive practice you get from tests prepared by a veteran IELTS teacher and grader. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a paper-based test consisting of four modules: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. Question types include multiple choice, sentence completion, short answer, classification, matching, labeling, and diagram/chart interpretation. This guide provides intensive practice with tests just like the real IELTS in format, topic coverage, and degree of difficulty. Tips on English spelling and grammar, and exercises throughout the book, prepare you for all sections of the test. Downloadable audio tracks model examples of strong responses to the speaking and listening sections. • 6 practice tests, including both Academic and General Training. • Reflects the most recent adjustments made to the IELTS, including the latest question types. • Sample speaking responses include a greater representation of different accents (British, Australian, Long Island) so as to better reflect the actual test.
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The Encyclopedia of World Ballet

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442245263

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 424

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This reference work of more than 160 entries focuses on the uniqueness of ballet in the arts and its contribution to the study and appreciation of rhythmic control and the body in motion.
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