On the Move Book

On the Move

  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-02-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447264064

On the Move Excerpt :

Physician and writer Oliver Sacks recounts his experiences as a young neurologist; his physical passions--weight lifting and swimming; his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual; his guilt over leaving his family to come to America; his bond with his schizophrenic brother; and the writers and scientists--Thom Gunn, A.R. Luria, W.H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick--who influenced him.

Faith on the Move Book

Faith on the Move

  • Author : Julie McGonegal
  • Publisher : The United Church of Canada
  • Release Date : 2021-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551342542

Faith on the Move Excerpt :

Our spiritual practices carry us through the times of transition in our lives, when we wander in a metaphorical desert. For migrants, refugees, and immigrants, the journey is more than a metaphor. Daily reflections by diverse contributors invite us to reflect on and embody God’s welcome and love for people who are on the move for a variety of reasons. A study guide for groups is included.

Music on the Move Book

Music on the Move

  • Author : Danielle Fosler-Lussier
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-10
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN 10 : 9780472054503

Music on the Move Excerpt :

Music is a mobile art. When people move to faraway places, whether by choice or by force, they bring their music along. Music creates a meaningful point of contact for individuals and for groups; it can encourage curiosity and foster understanding; and it can preserve a sense of identity and comfort in an unfamiliar or hostile environment. As music crosses cultural, linguistic, and political boundaries, it continually changes. While human mobility and mediation have always shaped music-making, our current era of digital connectedness introduces new creative opportunities and inspiration even as it extends concerns about issues such as copyright infringement and cultural appropriation. With its innovative multimodal approach, Music on the Move invites readers to listen and engage with many different types of music as they read. The text introduces a variety of concepts related to music’s travels—with or without its makers—including colonialism, migration, diaspora, mediation, propaganda, copyright, and hybridity. The case studies represent a variety of musical genres and styles, Western and non-Western, concert music, traditional music, and popular music. Highly accessible, jargon-free, and media-rich, Music on the Move is suitable for students as well as general-interest readers.

On the Move Book

On the Move

  • Author : Timothy Cresswell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-11-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136083228

On the Move Excerpt :

On the Move presents a rich history of one of the key concepts of modern life: mobility. Increasing mobility has been a constant throughout the modern era, evident in mass car ownership, plane travel, and the rise of the Internet. Typically, people have equated increasing mobility with increasing freedom. However, as Cresswell shows, while mobility has certainly increased in modern times, attempts to control and restrict mobility are just as characteristic of modernity. Through a series of fascinating historical episodes Cresswell shows how mobility and its regulation have been central to the experience of modernity.

On the Move Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

On the Move

  • Author : Scotti Cohn
  • Publisher : Arbordale Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 18
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607186168

On the Move Excerpt :

Learn which animals migrate due to seasonal food changes and which animals migrate according to their life cycles.

Words on the Move Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Words on the Move

  • Author : John McWhorter
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781627794732

Words on the Move Excerpt :

A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight it Language is always changing -- but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things, but the way English is spoken today rubs many of us the wrong way. Whether it’s the use of literally to mean “figuratively” rather than “by the letter,” or the way young people use LOL and like, or business jargon like What’s the ask? -- it often seems as if the language is deteriorating before our eyes. But the truth is different and a lot less scary, as John McWhorter shows in this delightful and eye-opening exploration of how English has always been in motion and continues to evolve today. Drawing examples from everyday life and employing a generous helping of humor, he shows that these shifts are a natural process common to all languages, and that we should embrace and appreciate these changes, not condemn them. Words on the Move opens our eyes to the surprising backstories to the words and expressions we use every day. Did you know that silly once meant “blessed”? Or that ought was the original past tense of owe? Or that the suffix -ly in adverbs is actually a remnant of the word like? And have you ever wondered why some people from New Orleans sound as if they come from Brooklyn? McWhorter encourages us to marvel at the dynamism and resilience of the English language, and his book offers a lively journey through which we discover that words are ever on the move and our lives are all the richer for it.

Migraine Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings


  • Author : Oliver W. Sacks
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1985-01-01
  • Genre: Migraine
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0520051998

Migraine Excerpt :

In recent years the bestselling Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat have received great critical acclaim, but Oliver Sacks's readers may remember that he began his medical career working with migraine patients. In this, the latest edition of "Migraine," he returns to his first book and enriches it with additional case histories, new findings, and practical information on treatment. To define "migraine, " suggests Oliver Sacks, one must embrace the dizzying variety of experiences of its sufferers. For some, the affliction features of a headache of monumental proportions. For others, there is no pain at all. Some attacks are triggered by weather, some intense light. Still others consist of intense light -- hallucinatory displays of dazzling loops, stars, and geometrics. "Migraine" is Sacks's brilliant examination of a debilitating ailment and the profound implications of neurological illness. Synthesizing his patients' case histories with 2,000 years of human research into the problem, he casts the migraine as exemplar of our psychological transparency, a complex biological response to external factors. Here is a classic meditation on the nature of health and malady, on the unity of mind and body. Here, too, is Sacks's discovery of how the migraine shows us, through hallucinatory displays, the elemental activity of the cerebral cortex -- and potentially, the self-organizing patterns of Nature itself. Enormously compelling, compassionate, and profound, Migraine offers comfort for sufferers -- and insight to all.

Everything in Its Place Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Everything in Its Place

  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2019-05-02
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509821815

Everything in Its Place Excerpt :

From the bestselling author of On Gratitude and On the Move. In this spirited volume, Oliver Sacks examines the many passions of his own life – both as a doctor engaged with the central questions of human existence, and as a polymath conversant in all the sciences. Why do humans need gardens? How, and when, does a physician tell his patient she has Alzheimer's? What is social media doing to our brains? In several of the compassionate case histories collected here, Sacks considers for the first time the enigmas of depression, psychosis, and schizophrenia, and in others he returns to conditions that have long fascinated him: Tourette’s syndrome, ageing, dementia, and hallucinations. In counterpoint to these elegant investigations of what makes us human, this volume also includes pieces that celebrate Sacks’s love of the natural world – and his last meditations on life in the twenty-first century. Everything in Its Place gives us an intimate portrait of a master writer and thinker at work.

Mallory on the Move Book

Mallory on the Move

  • Author : Laurie Friedman
  • Publisher : Millbrook Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9781512457254

Mallory on the Move Excerpt :

Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting for an engaging read aloud experience! When eight-and-a-half-year-old Mallory McDonald’s parents tell her that they are moving, she’s mad—really mad! It’s not fair! How can they make her move away from Mary Ann, her best friend in the whole wide world? Who will she paint her toenails with, tell secrets to, and make scrapbooks with? When Mallory arrives at her new house on Wish Pond Road, things are terrible. Her room is too small and the girl next door is mean. But Joey lives next door, too. Even though he doesn’t paint his toes, he tells jokes, helps teach her cat to do tricks, and shows her how to skateboard. Mallory’s having so much fun she forgets the pact she made with Mary Ann never to make friends with a boy next door. But, when Mary Ann comes to visit, what will Mallory do? Will she have to choose between her best friend and her new friend?

Chickens on the Move Book

Chickens on the Move

  • Author : Pam Pollack
  • Publisher : Astra Publishing House
  • Release Date : 2021-07-13
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635926347

Chickens on the Move Excerpt :

Grandpa has a surprise for Tim, Anne, and Gordon - CHICKENS! Now, where should they put the chickens and their new home? Each time they move the fence, the home becomes a different shape, but the perimeter stays the same.

Images on the Move Book

Images on the Move

  • Author : Olga Moskatova
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Release Date : 2021-10-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9783839452462

Images on the Move Excerpt :

In contemporary society, digital images have become increasingly mobile. They are networked, shared on social media, and circulated across small and portable screens. Accordingly, the discourses of spreadability and circulation have come to supersede the focus on production, indexicality, and manipulability, which had dominated early conceptions of digital photography and film. However, the mobility of images is neither technologically nor conceptually limited to the realm of the digital. The edited volume re-examines the historical, aesthetical, and theoretical relevance of image mobility. The contributors provide a materialist account of images on the move - ranging from wired photography to postcards to streaming media.

Mickey on the Move Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Mickey on the Move

  • Author : Michelle Wagner
  • Publisher : Mascot Books
  • Release Date : 2021-01-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN 10 : 1645433447

Mickey on the Move Excerpt :

A heartfelt true story that will inspire you.

Plants on the Move Book

Plants on the Move

  • Author : Émilie Vast
  • Publisher : Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-05-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632899255

Plants on the Move Excerpt :

A gorgeous, lyrical introduction to the idea that plants aren't as stationary as you might think. Watch out for those buttercup creepers! When you think of a plant, you don't think of how it moves. But the feathery seeds of the dandelion fly to other gardens, strawberry tendrils creep, and maple seeds spin. There are many different ways plants move, not only as they grow, but in their quest to reproduce: falling, clinging, floating, burrowing--even exploding! Fourteen plant journeys are chronicled, but more than sixty species are highlighed in Émilie Vast's fantastic and unique art style. Learn the scientific names for the different ways plants move.

Identities on the Move Book

Identities on the Move

  • Author : Günther Schlee
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-09-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429813931

Identities on the Move Excerpt :

Originally published in 1989, this book examines how the inter-ethnic relationships of the clans of the pastoral Rendille, Gabbra, Sakuye and some Somalis of northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia came about. It also examines the uses to which these inter-ethnic relationships are put: for example in managing herds. Oral history is combined with cultural comparison and the analysis of social structure. Blending synchronic and diachronic perspectives, the book synthesises historical ethnology in the Continental tradition with social anthropology. Historically it overturns some established ideas about how the Horn of Africa was settled. Anthropologically it shows how relations may exceed the bounds of the ethnic group as the conventional unit of study.

On the Move Book

On the Move

  • Author : Michael Rosen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-10
  • Genre: Children's poetry
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 1406393703

On the Move Excerpt :

Former Children's Laureates Michael Rosen and Sir Quentin Blake join forces for a personal and uniquely affecting collection of poems about migration. "What you leave behind Won't leave your mind. But home is where you find it. Home is where you find it." Michael Rosen and Sir Quentin Blake join forces for a landmark new collection, focusing on migration and displacement. Michael's poems are divided into four: in the first series, he draws on his childhood as part of a first-generation Polish family living in London; in the second, on his perception of the War as a young boy; in the third, on his "missing" relatives and the Holocaust; and in the fourth, and final, on global experiences of migration. By turns charming, shocking and heart-breaking, this is an anthology with a story to tell and a powerful point to make: "You can only do something now."