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The Science of Play

The Science of Play

How to Build Playgrounds That Enhance Children's Development

  • Author: Susan G. Solomon
  • Publisher: University Press of New England
  • ISBN: 1611686113
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 232
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Poor design and wasted funding characterize today's American playgrounds. A range of factors--including a litigious culture, overzealous safety guidelines, and an ethos of risk aversion--have created uniform and unimaginative playgrounds. These spaces fail to nurture the development of children or promote playgrounds as an active component in enlivening community space. Solomon's book demonstrates how to alter the status quo by allying data with design. Recent information from the behavioral sciences indicates that kids need to take risks; experience failure but also have a chance to succeed and master difficult tasks; learn to plan and solve problems; exercise self-control; and develop friendships. Solomon illustrates how architects and landscape architects (most of whom work in Europe and Japan) have already addressed these needs with strong, successful playground designs. These innovative spaces, many of which are more multifunctional and cost effective than traditional playgrounds, are both sustainable and welcoming. Having become vibrant hubs within their neighborhoods, these play sites are models for anyone designing or commissioning an urban area for children and their families. The Science of Play, a clarion call to use playground design to deepen the American commitment to public space, will interest architects, landscape architects, urban policy makers, city managers, local politicians, and parents.

How to DJ Right

How to DJ Right

The Art and Science of Playing Records

  • Author: Frank Broughton,Bill Brewster
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780802199744
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 288
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DJs have gone from being underpaid live jukeboxes to becoming premier entertainers, producers, businessmen, and musicians capable of commanding admiration from thousands and earning serious money. Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton's Last Night a DJ Saved My Life was the definitive history of the DJ. Now they gather their mastery of the artistic and technical aspects of being a DJ into a clear, accessible, and entertaining guide. How to DJ is the perfect guide -- from the most basic keys to establishing a music collection and a distinctive sound, to elementary record-spinning, to the complex skills of scratching, hot-mixing, and beat-juggling, as well as the inimitable art of creating an evening of sound that is perfectly timed, balanced, and unforgettable. Diagrams throughout illustrate phrases, beat timing, and song structure with no reliance on music theory, and resource lists recommend everything from which songs are best (and most fun) to learn with, to good sources for building a library of disks, CDs, and MP3s. For those who want to turn pro, the authors give sage advice on the vagaries of the club and music business. Short quotes, anecdotes, and photos of famous DJs such as Grandmaster Flash and Derrick Carter are featured.

Play

Play

How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul

  • Author: Stuart Brown M.D.,Christopher Vaughan
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101016237
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 240
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Read Stuart Brown's posts on the Penguin Blog. From a leading expert, a groundbreaking book on the science of play, and its essential role in fueling our happiness and intelligence throughout our lives We've all seen the happiness on the face of a child while playing in the school yard. Or the blissful abandon of a golden retriever racing across a lawn. This is the joy of play. By definition, play is purposeless, all-consuming, and fun. But as Dr. Stuart Brown illustrates, play is anything but trivial. It is a biological drive as integral to our health as sleep or nutrition. We are designed by nature to flourish through play. Dr. Brown has spent his career studying animal behavior and conducting more than six-thousand "play histories" of humans from all walks of life-from serial murderers to Nobel Prize winners. Backed by the latest research, Play (20,000 copies in print) explains why play is essential to our social skills, adaptability, intelligence, creativity, ability to problem solve and more. Particularly in tough times, we need to play more than ever, as it's the very means by which we prepare for the unexpected, search out new solutions, and remain optimistic. A fascinating blend of cutting-edge neuroscience, biology, psychology, social science, and inspiring human stories of the transformative power of play, this book proves why play just might be the most important work we can ever do.

How to DJ (properly)

How to DJ (properly)

The Art and Science of Playing Records

  • Author: Frank Broughton,Bill Brewster
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0593058119
  • Category: Disc jockeys
  • Page: 295
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Everyone wants to be a DJ. Playing records and MP3s isn't rocket science, but there's a universe of difference between doing it and doing it well. DJing is like modelling: most people could have a stab at it, some can earn money doing it, but only a very few can become supermodels. This book both forms the perfect introduction for the novice who wants a pair of Technics turntables for Christmas and contains enough spot-on advice and advanced instruction to be valuable to more experienced DJs. Written in an opinionated and entertaining no-bullshit style, with a healthy dose of realism, it shatters some illusions about the dance industry and offers in return some powerfully inspiring visions as it explains the true rewards of the DJ's craft. Includes everything you will ever need to know, from illustrated tutorials on mixing techniques and styles, digital mixing, tips on buying the right equipment and records, advice from superstar DJs aplenty, plus how to make your own tracks and how to throw the best party. Now all you need is to get out of your bedroom and do it . . .

The Science of Violin Playing

The Science of Violin Playing

  • Author: Raphael Bronstein
  • Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
  • ISBN: 9781626546196
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 178
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Raphael Bronstein is among the most legendary violin instructors in recent memory. Arguably one of the strongest influences on our current generation of violin teachers and players, he counted among his students such luminaries as Elmar Oliveira, Martha Strongin Katz, Lya Stern, Jay Zhong, and his own daughter, Ariana Bronne. Though he taught over 1000 students in the course of his career, The Science of Violin Playing is his only publication. A treasure for serious students of the violin, this book contains page after page of instructive and inspiring wisdom. Best read slowly and carefully, Bronstein teaches violin playing as both an art and science, turning his exacting eye and ear to every aspect of the instrument. Lessons include: The principles and importance of visual intonation Left hand technique and practice habits The psychology of violin playing Right arm technique including santille, spiccato, martele, ricochet, and more Interpretation of pieces for performance Technical analyses of complete violin concerti, including works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Tchaikowsky For dedicated and ambitious violinists, this is a book to be studied, read, and re-read. Filled with a career's worth of advice and wisdom, The Science of Violin Playing is a remarkable book for all aspiring performers and teachers. .

Play On

Play On

The New Science of Elite Performance at Any Age

  • Author: Jeff Bercovici
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0544935322
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 288
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A lively, deeply reported tour of the science and strategies helping athletes like Tom Brady, Serena Williams, Carli Lloyd, and LeBron James redefine the notion of “peak age.” Season after season, today’s sports superstars seem to defy the limits of physical aging that inevitably sideline their competitors. How much of the difference is genetic destiny and how much can be attributed to better training, medicine and technology? Is athletic longevity a skill that can be taught, or a mental discipline that can be mastered? Can career-ending injuries be predicted and avoided? Journalist Jeff Bercovici spent extensive time with professional and Olympic athletes, coaches and doctors to find the answers to these questions. His quest led him to training camps, tournaments, hospitals, anti-aging clinics and Silicon Valley startups, where he tried out cutting-edge treatments and technologies firsthand and investigated the realities behind health fads like alkaline diets, high-intensity interval training, and cryotherapy. Through fascinating profiles and first-person anecdotes, Bercovici illuminates the science and strategies extending the careers of elite older athletes, uncovers the latest advances in fields from nutrition to brain science to virtual reality, and offers empowering insights about how the rest of us can find peak performance at any age.

The Science of Cricket

The Science of Cricket

  • Author: K. N. Chauhan
  • Publisher: PartridgeIndia
  • ISBN: 1482818116
  • Category:
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The Ambiguity of Play

The Ambiguity of Play

  • Author: Brian Sutton-Smith
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674044185
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 288
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The Science of Learning

The Science of Learning

  • Author: Joseph J. Pear
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 1317762800
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 540
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Growing at an ever-increasing pace for over a century, the solid body of concepts and facts that constitute the science of learning demand a comprehensive, systematic introduction. Completely up-to-date and written in a direct, easy-to-read style that is suitable for undergraduates, The Science of Learning is such an introduction. Because its focus is on what is known rather than what is speculated, this book differs from other learning texts by not dwelling on which theories are or are not in vogue. The text's comprehensive coverage makes it an ideal reference for more advanced scholars and specialists in learning and related fields.