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Machine Design Elements and Assemblies

Spektor, Michael.

(2018)  | 9780831136192 | Industrial Press Inc | hbk. | book | 500pp | Availability last checked: 16/5/2018
AUD 146.95 (inc. GST), AUD 133.59 (ex. GST),
Coming in July 2018
The course of Machine Elements or Machine Design is one of the most fundamental that students take. It focuses on single components of machines in isolation, but does not frame them in the context of broader assemblies. Existing textbooks used for these courses likewise give very little attention...

The subversive screen : communist influence in Hollywood's golden age.

Birdnow, Brian E. Birdnow, Brian.

(2018)  | 9781440849916 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 216pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2018
AUD 99.95 (inc. GST), AUD 90.86 (ex. GST),
A riveting chronicle of Communist Party efforts to propagate Communism in the United States, concurrent with Hollywood's "Golden Age" of creativity that came to define classical Hollywood cinema. * Gives readers insight into how the Communist Party used the creative explosion in the movie industry to...

Concert Life in Haydn's Vienna: Aspects of a Developing Musical and Social Institution

Morrow, Mary S. Morrow, Mary Sue.

(2018)  | 9780918728838 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | book | 576pp | Availability last checked: 23/1/2018
AUD 95.95 (inc. GST), AUD 87.23 (ex. GST),
Concert life in Vienna between 1760 and 1810, both public and private, offeredan intriguing variety of musical events, here studied through repertoire,business and financial aspects, and the position they held in Vienna's largercultural wor ld. Also included are five extensive appendices of the concertcalendars...

Experiencing Progressive Rock: A Listener's Companion

BURNS, Robert. Burns, Robert G. H.

(2018)  | 9781442266025 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 180pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2018
AUD 62.95 (inc. GST), AUD 57.23 (ex. GST),
In Experiencing Progressive Rock: A Listener's Companion, Robert G. H. Burnsbrings together the many strands that define the "prog rock" movement of thelate 1960s and early 1970s to chart the evolution of this remarkable rocktradition over the decades. Originating in the 1960s with acts like Yes, PinkFloyd,...

Communicating hip-hop : how hip-hop culture shapes popular culture.

Sciullo, Nick J.

(2018)  | 9781440842221 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 155pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
AUD 76.95 (inc. GST), AUD 69.95 (ex. GST),
How has hip-hop influenced our culture beyond the most obvious ways (music and fashion)? Examples of the substantial power of hip-hop culture include influence on consumer buying habits--for example, Dr. Dre's Beats headphones; politics, seen in Barack Obama's election as the first "hip-hop president"...

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Spanish Films

MurguĂ­a, Salvador Jimenez Pinar, Alex.

(2018)  | 9781442271326 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 600pp | Availability last checked: 13/6/2018
AUD 193.95 (inc. GST), AUD 176.32 (ex. GST),
Under the Franco regime (1939-1976), films produced in Spain were of poorquality, promoted the regime’s agenda, or were heavily censored. After thedictator’s death, the Spanish film industry transitioned into a new era, onein which artists were able to more freely express themselves and tackle subjectsthat...

America's Game: A History of Major League Baseball through World War II

Soderholm-Difatte, Bryan.

(2018)  | 9781538110621 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 496pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
AUD 69.95 (inc. GST), AUD 63.59 (ex. GST),
This comprehensive survey of major league baseball looks at the nationalpastime’s legendary figures, major innovations, and pivotal moments, from thebeginning of the twentieth century through World War II. In America's Game: AHistory of Major League Baseball through World War II, Bryan Soderholm-Difatteprovides...

Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows


(2018)  | 9781538103739 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 800pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
AUD 193.95 (inc. GST), AUD 176.32 (ex. GST),
Once consigned almost exclusively to Saturday morning fare intended for youngviewers, television animation has evolved over the last several decades as aprogramming form to be reckoned with. While many animated shows continue toentertain tots, the form also reaches a much wider audience, engaging viewers...

Music Preservation and Archiving Today

Carlson, Scott. Guthrie, Norie.

(2018)  | 9781538102947 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 220pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
AUD 62.95 (inc. GST), AUD 57.23 (ex. GST),
Here are the stories of how music archives are preserving independent music andsaving a part of our cultural heritage. Music Preservation and Archiving Todaymoves beyond the how-to and assembles the work currently being done to preservemusic and "scenes" via essays, case studies, and overviews of work...

Introduction to the physics of massive and mixed neutrinos.

Bilenky, Samoil.

(2018)  | 9783319748016 | Springer | pbk. | 2 ed.,  | book | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
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Weak Interaction before the Standard Model.- The Standard Model of the Electroweak Interaction.- Neutrino Mass Terms.- Seesaw mechanism of the neutrino mass generation.- Neutrino Mixing Matrix.- Neutrino Oscillations in Vacuum.- Neutrino in Matter.- Neutrinoless Double Beta-Decay.- On absolute Values...

Engaging Musical Practices: A Sourcebook for Elementary General Music

BURTON, Reynolds. , Burton, Suzanne L. Reynolds, Alison.

(2018)  | 9781475822687 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 330pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
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Whether you are a pre-service, newly-hired, or veteran elementary general musicteacher, Engaging Musical Practices: A Sourcebook on Elementary General Musicoffers a fresh perspective on topics that cut across all interactions with K-5thgrade music learners. Chapter authors share their expertise and...

So You Want to Sing for a Lifetime: A Guide for Performers

SMITH, Brenda.

(2018)  | 9781538104002 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
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During the 21st century, there has been a paradigm shift regarding singing andaging. The older generation is remaining active longer and wishes to continue toparticipate in the life-giving, fully athletic activity of singing as long aspossible. Singing can be a healthy, invigorating activity in the...

Understanding Steven Spielberg

Peña-Acuña, Beatriz.

(2018)  | 9781527508187 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 145pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
AUD 84.95 (inc. GST), AUD 77.23 (ex. GST),
This volume presents an in-depth discussion of the work of Steven Spielberg, an American director of Jewish origin, Steven Spielberg. It offers a careful study of the audiovisual and documentary material in Steven Spielberg's filmography, exploring both the biographical and sociological parameters that...

Playing the Game

Poulter, Christine.

(2018)  | 9780230242760 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | 2nd ed.,  | book | iv, 188pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
AUD 155.95 (inc. GST), AUD 141.77 (ex. GST),
This practical guide presents a wide array of games and exercises designed to develop the players observation, imagination, presentation and self-confidence. This long-awaited new edition has been fully revised and extended, now including example workshops and an index of games to help instructors get...

American Wind Music: Its Origin and the Instrumental Tutors

AraĂşjo Kolman, Barry.

(2018)  | 9781527507807 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 155pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
AUD 84.95 (inc. GST), AUD 77.23 (ex. GST),
The transitions that occurred in everyday life after the new “America” was created after the Revolutionary War are reflected in the type of wind music local amateur groups were performing. New composers began writing original works, always trying to wean themselves from the British musical traditions...

Voices of Identities: Vocal Music and De/con/struction of Communities in the Former Habsburg Areas

Ender, Daniel. Flamm, Christoph.

(2018)  | 9781527508088 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 198pp | Availability last checked: 1/5/2018
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European history has rarely met changes as rapid, dense and radical as those that have taken place in the regions of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire over the past hundred years. This cultural area has experienced political conflicts, the setting and dissolution of borders, and the construction of...

Formal Methods in Architecture and Urbanism

Leite Viana, David. Morais, Franklim. Vieira Vaz, Jorge.

(2018)  | 9781527507623 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 405pp | Availability last checked: 24/5/2018
AUD 97.95 (inc. GST), AUD 89.05 (ex. GST),
The book promotes the use of formal methods in the creation of new explicit languages for problem solving in architecture and urbanism. Formal methods bring advantages to human actions and involve the use of theoretically driven techniques, expressed in languages stemmed from mathematics. Formalization...

The Arts and Indigenous Knowledge Systems in a Modernized Africa

de Lange, Rudi. Kruger, Runette. Sirayi, Mzo. Stevens, Ingrid.

(2018)  | 9781527507678 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 370pp | Availability last checked: 5/4/2018
AUD 92.95 (inc. GST), AUD 84.50 (ex. GST),
This collection derives from a conference held in Pretoria, South Africa, and discusses issues of indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) and the arts. It presents ideas about how to promote a deeper understanding of IKS within the arts, the development of IKS-arts research methodologies, and the protection...

100 great war movies : the real history behind the films.

Niemi, Robert.

(2018)  | 9781440833854 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 425pp | Availability last checked: 1/4/2018
AUD 165.95 (inc. GST), AUD 150.86 (ex. GST),
This cinematic guide to war movies spans 800 years in its analysis of films from those set in the 13th century Scottish Wars of Independence ( Braveheart ) to those taking place during the 21st-century war in Afghanistan ( Lone Survivor ). World War II has produced the largest number of war movies and...

Neo-liberalism and the architecture of the post professional era.

Sadri, Hossein.

(2018)  | 9783319762661 | Springer | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 1/4/2018
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Introduction: Neoliberalism and the End of the Profession of Architecture.- Part I: The Rise and Fall of Professionalism in Architecture.- Architectural Professionalization in Turkey, Professionalism and its Posts.- De-Modernization of Architectural and Engineering Profession in Serbian Society at the...

Leonardo da Vinci and The Virgin of the Rocks: One Painter, Two Virgins, Twenty-Five Years

Blatt, Katy.

(2018)  | 9781527506442 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | pbk. | 2nd ed.,  | book | 197pp | Availability last checked: 5/4/2018
AUD 64.95 (inc. GST), AUD 59.05 (ex. GST),
This is the first book dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci’s commission for The Virgin of the Rocks. Leonardo completed fewer than twenty paintings in his lifetime, yet he returned twice to this same mysterious subject over the course of a twenty-five year period. Identical in terms of iconography, stylistically...

The Study of Musical Performance in Antiquity: Archaeology and Written Sources

Tavolieri, Claudia. Ventura, Agnés Garcia. Verderame, Lorenzo. , Garcia Ventura, Agnès. Tavolieri, Claudia. Verderame, Lorenzo.

(2018)  | 9781527506589 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 275pp | Availability last checked: 5/4/2018
AUD 88.95 (inc. GST), AUD 80.86 (ex. GST),
This collection of eleven essays provides the reader with some valuable insights into the richness of sources dealing with music and musical performance scattered over 3000 years and covering a wide range of geographies, from Syria to Iberia, through Greece and Rome. The volume, then, offers a series...

Professional Artistic Education and Culture within Modern Global Transformations

Oleksyuk, Olga. , Oleksyuk, Olga.

(2018)  | 9781527506633 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 190pp | Availability last checked: 5/4/2018
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This volume brings together the proceedings of the II International Scientific and Practical Conference “Professional Artistic Education and Culture: Challenges of the XXI Century”, held at Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, Ukraine, in April 2016.

It discusses a wide range of the most pressing...

Critical Cartography of Art and Visuality in the Global Age II: The Territories of the Contemporary

Grammatikopoulou, Christina. Pinilla, Rafael. , Grammatikopoulou, Christina. Pinilla, Rafael.

(2018)  | 9781527506411 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 249pp | Availability last checked: 5/4/2018
AUD 88.95 (inc. GST), AUD 80.86 (ex. GST),
This volume addresses questions that are crucial to approaching art, visuality, and cultural policies from the perspective of global transformations and the rise of new social, political and cultural paradigms. The concept of territory is the theoretical underpinning off three sections of the volume:...

Undisciplining Dance in Nine Movements and Eight Stumbles

Brown, Carol. Longley, Alys. , Brown, Carol. Longley, Alys.

(2018)  | 9781527506213 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 295pp | Availability last checked: 5/4/2018
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If much of what we teach and come to know from within the disciplinary regime of Dance Studies is founded on a certain kind of mastery, what scope is there to challenge, criticize and undo this knowledge from within the academy, as well as through productive encounters with its margins?

This volume...

The Power of Mindfulness: Mindfulness Meditation Training in Sport (MMTS)

Baltzell, Amy. Summers, Joshua.

(2018)  | 9783319704098 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxiv, 197pp | Availability last checked: 1/4/2018
AUD 77.95 (inc. GST), AUD 70.86 (ex. GST),
This book offers both sport psychology practitioners and sport athletes a clear understanding of mindfulness to help athletes optimize sport performance. It provides a clear insight how sport athletes can learn to increase their ability to concentrate, be fully present during high pressure competition...

Live and Recorded: Music Experience in the Digital Millennium

Kjus, Yngvar.

(2018)  | 9783319703671 | Springer | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 1/4/2018
AUD 199.95 (inc. GST), AUD 181.77 (ex. GST),
This book uncovers how music experience–live and recorded–is changing along with the use of digital technology in the 2000s. Focussing on the Nordic region, this volume utilizes the theory of mentalization: the capacity to perceive and interpret what others are thinking and feeling, and applies it to...

Rock and romanticism : blake wo.

ROVIRA, Root Boocker.

(2018)  | 9781498553834 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 1/4/2018
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Mapping Leisure: Studies from Australia, Asia and Africa

Rawat, Publications. , Modi, Ishwar.

(2018)  | 9789811036316 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 309pp | Availability last checked: 1/4/2018
AUD 199.95 (inc. GST), AUD 181.77 (ex. GST),
This volume addresses the rich and varied thoughts, concepts, approaches and leisure practices in sixteen countries of three continents---Australia, Asia and Africa. The chapters showcase the diversity in the forms and ways in which the idea and practice of leisure have developed across space and time....

Springer Handbook of Systematic Musicology: "

Bader, Rolf.

(2018)  | 9783662550021 | Springer | hbk. | 1,  | book | 1094pp | Availability last checked: 7/6/2018
AUD 725.95 (inc. GST), AUD 659.95 (ex. GST),
Systematic Musicology: a historical interdisciplinary perspective. - Part A: Musical Acoustics.- Vibrations and Waves. – Wave in 2D and 3D. – Construction of Wooden Musical Instruments. – Measurement Techniques. – Stringed Instruments. – Modeling of Wind Instruments. – Properties of the Sound of Flue...

Exploring the Selfie: Historical, Theoretical and Analytical Approaches to Digital Self-Photography

Eckel, Julia. Ruchatz, Jens. Wirth, Sabine.

(2018)  | 9783319579481 | Springer | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 1/4/2018
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This volume explores the selfie not only as a specific photographic practice that is deeply rooted in digital culture, but also how it is understood in relation to other media of self-portrayal. Unlike the public debate about the dangers of 'selfie-narcissism', this anthology discusses what the practice...

McCloskey: Art and Illustrations of Robert McCloskey

McCloskey, Jane.

(2018)  | 9781608939589 | Down East Books | pbk. | book | 264pp | Availability last checked: 1/4/2018
AUD 40.95 (inc. GST), AUD 37.23 (ex. GST),
Primarily known only for his immensely popular children's books, such as MakeWay for Ducklings and Blueberries for Sal, Robert McCloskey was first andforemost an artist and produced a large body of paintings and other artworks inaddition to his sketches and illustrations for kids' books. McCloskey's...

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Mapping Leisure: Studies from Australia, Asia and Africa

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(2018)  | 9789811036316 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 309pp | Availability last checked: 1/4/2018
AUD 199.95 (inc. GST), AUD 181.77 (ex. GST),
This volume addresses the rich and varied thoughts, concepts, approaches and leisure practices in sixteen countries of three continents---Australia, Asia and Africa. The chapters showcase the diversity in the forms and ways in which the idea and practice of leisure have developed across space and time....


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