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Cataloging and Classification: An Introduction
Lois Mai Chan

Scarecrow Press, 2007

The third edition of Lois Mai Chan's classic Cataloging and Classification covers the analysis and representation of methods used in describing, organizing, and providing access to resources made available in or through libraries, including both the materials owned by the library (mostly physical items such as books, journals, and nonprint materials) and external resources such as those in electronic form that are accessible through the ...


Communicating With Intelligence: Writing and Briefing in the Intelligence and National Security Communities ...
James S. Major

Scarecrow Press, 2008

Since September 11, 2001, colleges and universities nationwide have expanded their curricula to include intelligence and national security studies, many offering degrees in the subjects. Curiously, no book exists for classroom use in teaching the important skills needed by these professionals to ensure their products/papers/reports are properly written or briefed. Communicating with Intelligence fills that gap and is aimed primarily at faculty ...


Theatre as Human Action: An Introduction to Theatre Arts
Thomas S. Hischak

Scarecrow Press, 2005

Unlike other introductory theatre textbooks that are often written for theatre majors and assume a considerable amount of previous knowledge, this text is designed for the general education student in college - one who may not be familiar with very many plays and has only seen a limited number of theatre productions. Because it can be difficult to make references to works that students are already familiar with, this text focuses on just four ...


The New Broadway Song Companion: An Annotated Guide to Musical Theatre Literature by Voice Type and Song Style
David P. DeVenney

Scarecrow Press, 2009

This is a completely revised and expanded second edition of The Broadway Song Companion , the first complete guide and access point to the vast literature of the Broadway musical for the solo performer. Designed with the working actor in mind, the volume lists every song from over 300 Broadway shows, including at least 90 more than the first edition. Organized by show, each song is annotated with the name of the character(s) who sing(s) the ...


The Functional Unity of the Singing Voice
Barbara Doscher

Scarecrow Press, 1994

An understanding of how the singing voice functions should be a prerequisite for all those who wish to teach singing. And fundamental to any safe and efficient teaching method is the recognition that the singing voice is a functional unit. Consequently, this second edition, like the first, describes the anatomy and physiology of breathing and phonation and examines the acoustical laws necessary for an understanding of resonation. It is designed ...


Exploding the Myths: The Truth About Teenagers and Reading (Scarecrow Studies in Young Adult Literature, No. ...
Marc Aronson

Scarecrow Press, 2001

We are in the midst of the largest teenage population boom since the nineteen sixties, and all of the media are scrambling to reach this alert, savvy, wealthy, and self-conscious generation. But for authors, editors, parents, teachers, and librarians this large group of readers poses a series of special problems: what is too old, or too young for teenage eyes? Should there even be a literature for teenagers, or wouldn't they be better off ...


Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second (ATLA Monograph Series)
Julien R. Fielding

Scarecrow Press, 2008

Traditionally, university students have gained access to world religions by reading primary texts. Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second takes students beyond the written page, offering an exploration of the same religious traditions through the study of feature films. The many definitions of religion are examined along with its various components, including doctrine, myth, ethics, ritual, and symbol. Specific religious ...


Developing Library Collections for Today's Young Adults
Amy S. Pattee

Scarecrow Press, 2013

Developing Library Collections for Today’s Young Adults features policies that deal expressly with materials that respect the intellectual freedom of young library patrons. It emphasizes the importance of everything from needs assessment to collection development, encouraging librarians to consider informational, recreational, and curricular needs and interests as the library staff select material on behalf of young adults. With detailed ...


Directors Close Up 2: Interviews with Directors Nominated for Best Film by the Directors Guild of America: ...

Scarecrow Press, 2012

Since 1992, the Directors Guild of America has hosted an annual symposium featuring its nominees for outstanding feature film directing. From the first, film and television director Jeremy Kagan has moderated these sessions in which the finest contemporary directors weigh in on every aspect of the filmmaking process. In Directors Close Up , Second Edition , Kagan culled the most insightful and entertaining responses from sessions conducted ...


Orchestral Music: A Handbook
David Daniels

Scarecrow Press, 2005

Also Available: Orchestral Music Online This fourth edition of the highly acclaimed, classic sourcebook for planning orchestral programs and organizing rehearsals has been expanded and revised to feature 42% more compositions over the third edition, with clearer entries and a more useful system of appendixes. Compositions cover the standard repertoire for American orchestra. Features from the previous edition that have changed and new ...


Get the Callback: The Art of Auditioning for Musical Theatre
Jonathan Flom

Scarecrow Press, 2009

The easy-to-use handbook Get the Callback: The Art of Auditioning for Musical Theatre offers practical advice on all the facets of auditioning, walking the reader step by step through the audition process, explaining what to expect, how to behave, and how to prepare for a winning audition. It also coaches the actor through the ins and outs of pursuing a career in musical theatre. Through his professional and teaching experience, Jonathan Flom ...


This Music Leaves Stains: The Complete Story of the Misfits
James Greene Jr.

Scarecrow Press, 2013

Few bands in the past three decades have proven as affecting or exciting as the Misfits, the ferocious horror punk outfit that lurked in the shadows of suburban New Jersey and released a handful of pivotal underground recordings during their brief, tumultuous time together. Led by Glenn Danzig, a singer possessed of vision and blessed with an incredible baritone, the Misfits pioneered a death rock sound that would reverberate through the various ...


Phonetic Readings of Songs and Arias
Berton Coffin

Scarecrow Press, 1994

Since 1964, the first edition has served singers, teachers of singing, and students of lyric diction as a guide to the correct pronunciation of songs in foreign languages. Lyrics and phonetic transcriptions are presented together so that a song may be correctly articulated from the first reading. The 413 songs included have been carefully selected from Coffin's The Singer's Repertoire (1960) and are representative of the most frequently ...


Sondheim on Music: Minor Details and Major Decisions
Mark Eden Horowitz

Scarecrow Press, 2010

Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as the most important composer and lyricist of musical theater in the second half of the 20th century. Celebrating his 80th birthday, this new edition of Sondheim on Music finds him in these guided interviews expounding in great depth and detail on his craft. As a natural teacher, thoughtful and opinionated, Sondheim discusses the art of musical composition, lyric writing, the collaborative process of ...


The U.S. Women's Soccer Team: An American Success Story
Clemente A. Lisi

Scarecrow Press, 2013

In this new edition—updated through the team’s spectacular win at the 2012 London Olympics—Clemente A. Lisi examines how the sport of women’s soccer has gained popularity over the past few decades. While other books have been written about the team during a specific year, such as those focused solely on the 1999 World Cup win on U.S. soil, Lisi details the program's infancy and how it steadily became a model for women's teams around the ...


Historical Vocal Pedagogy Classics
Berton Coffin

Scarecrow Press, 2002

The late Berton Coffin's considerable research in areas related to the art of singing has resulted in these reviews, with interpretations of vocal pedagogy classics in light of contemporary observations and findings. This volume contains a series of eighteen book reviews of the master singing teachers from Tosi (1723) to L. Lehmann (1914). Paperback edition available 2002.


Library Services for Multicultural Patrons: Strategies to Encourage Library Use

Scarecrow Press, 2013

Increasingly, libraries are struggling to deal with a growing diversity in the cultural background of their patrons. Problems arising from this cultural diversity afflict all library types—school, public and academic. Library Services for Multicultural Patrons is by and for all libraries that are striving to provide multicultural services to match the growing diversity in the cultural background of patrons. The book is designed to offer ...


The Brothers Grim: The Films of Ethan and Joel Coen
Erica Rowell

Scarecrow Press, 2007

In 1984 Joel and Ethan Coen burst onto the art-house film scene with their neo-noir Blood Simple and ever since then they have sharpened the cutting edge of independent film. Blending black humor and violence with unconventional narrative twists, their acclaimed movies evoke highly charged worlds of passion, absurdity, nightmare realms, and petty human failures, all the while revealing the filmmakers' penchant for visual jokes and bravura ...


An Introduction to Intelligence Research and Analysis (Security and Professional Intelligence Education ...
Jerome Clauser

Scarecrow Press, 2008

Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on United States soil, the intelligence community has been scrutinized on how it performs its functions. Consequently, the 9/11 Commission made several recommendations on how to improve the quality of intelligence analysis. Those charges and the United States' involvement in a war in Iraq have spawned additional charges of the politicization of intelligence. All this is being played out as the ...


The Meaning of Pentecost in Early Methodism: Rediscovering John Fletcher as John Wesley's Vindicator and ...
Laurence W. Wood

Scarecrow Press, 2002

John Fletcher's theology of Pentecost is generally unknown today, and this book is the first comprehensive treatise on this subject. His writings were in large part responsible for shaping the theology of early American Methodism, especially his treatise on Christian Perfection , which highlighted a theology of Pentecostal sanctification. Wood recounts the decisive influence Fletcher had on early Methodism, and shows that his writings were ...



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