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Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas
Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas
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ean: 9780691160887, isbn: 0691160880,

Recent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals. Slot machines, revamped by ever more compelling digital and video technology, hav...


Climbing the Charts: What Radio Airplay Tells Us about the Diffusion of Innovation
Climbing the Charts: What Radio Airplay Tells Us about the Diffusion of Innovation
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ean: 9780691166711, isbn: 0691166714,

Despite the growth of digital media, traditional FM radio airplay still remains the essential way for musicians to achieve commercial success. Climbing the Charts examines how songs rise, or fail to rise, up the radio airplay charts. Looking at the r...


In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman: Mathematics at the Limits of Computation
In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman: Mathematics at the Limits of Computation
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mpn: 40819699, ean: 9780691163529, isbn: 0691163529,

What is the shortest possible route for a traveling salesman seeking to visit each city on a list exactly once and return to his city of origin? It sounds simple enough, yet the traveling salesman problem is one of the most intensely studied puzzles ...


Transcultural Cinema
Transcultural Cinema
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ean: 9780691012346, isbn: 0691012342,

David MacDougall is a pivotal figure in the development of ethnographic cinema and visual anthropology. As a filmmaker, he has directed in Africa, Australia, India, and Europe. His prize-winning films (many made jointly with his wife, Judith MacDouga...


Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film - Updated Edition (Princeton Classics)
Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film - Updated Edition (Princeton Classics)
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mpn: 22969412, ean: 9780691166292, isbn: 0691166293,

From its first publication in 1992, Men, Women, and Chain Saws has offered a groundbreaking perspective on the creativity and influence of horror cinema since the mid-1970s. Investigating the popularity of the low-budget tradition, Carol Clover looks...


Franz Liszt and His World (The Bard Music Festival)
Franz Liszt and His World (The Bard Music Festival)
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No nineteenth-century composer had more diverse ties to his contemporary world than Franz Liszt (1811-1886). At various points in his life he made his home in Vienna, Paris, Weimar, Rome, and Budapest. In his roles as keyboard virtuoso, conductor, ma...


Cinematernity: Film, Motherhood, Genre (Princeton Legacy Library)
Cinematernity: Film, Motherhood, Genre (Princeton Legacy Library)
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mpn: 29 halftones, ean: 9780691608594, isbn: 0691608598,

Noting that motherhood is a common metaphor for film production, Lucy Fischer undertakes the first investigation of how the topic of motherhood presents itself throughout a wide range of film genres. Until now discussions of maternity have focused ma...


Italian Film in the Light of Neorealism
Italian Film in the Light of Neorealism
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ean: 9780691102085, isbn: 0691102082,

The movement known as neorealism lasted seven years, generated only twenty-one films, failed at the box office, and fell short of its didactic and aesthetic aspirations. Yet it exerted such a profound influence on Italian cinema that all the best pos...


No Joke: Making Jewish Humor (Library of Jewish Ideas)
No Joke: Making Jewish Humor (Library of Jewish Ideas)
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ean: 9780691149462, isbn: 0691149461,

Humor is the most celebrated of all Jewish responses to modernity. In this book, Ruth Wisse evokes and applauds the genius of spontaneous Jewish joking--as well as the brilliance of comic masterworks by writers like Heinrich Heine, Sholem Aleichem, I...


Mahler and His World (The Bard Music Festival)
Mahler and His World (The Bard Music Festival)
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From the composer's lifetime to the present day, Gustav Mahler's music has provoked extreme responses from the public and from experts. Poised between the Romantic tradition he radically renewed and the austere modernism whose exponents he inspired, ...


Camille Saint-Saëns and His World (The Bard Music Festival)
Camille Saint-Saëns and His World (The Bard Music Festival)
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Camille Saint-Saëns--perhaps the foremost French musical figure of the late nineteenth century and a composer who wrote in nearly every musical genre, from opera and the symphony to film music--is now being rediscovered after a century of modernism ...


Chopin and His World (The Bard Music Festival)
Chopin and His World (The Bard Music Festival)
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A new look at the life, times, and music of Polish composer and piano virtuoso Fryderyk ChopinFryderyk Chopin (1810–49), although the most beloved of piano composers, remains a contradictory figure, an artist of virtually universal appeal who prefe...


Brahms and His World: Revised Edition (The Bard Music Festival)
Brahms and His World: Revised Edition (The Bard Music Festival)
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Since its first publication in 1990, Brahms and His World has become a key text for listeners, performers, and scholars interested in the life, work, and times of one of the nineteenth century's most celebrated composers. In this substantially revise...


Musorgsky
Musorgsky
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ean: 9780691016238, isbn: 0691016232,

"It is [a] fully illuminated story that Richard Taruskin, in the path-breaking essays collected here, unfolds around Modest Musorgsky, Russia's greatest national composer.... [Taruskin's] tour de force comes with a frontal attack on all the Soviet-br...


Mathletics: How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball, and Football
Mathletics: How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball, and Football
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mpn: 34743744, ean: 9780691154589, isbn: 9780691154589,

Mathletics is a remarkably entertaining book that shows readers how to use simple mathematics to analyze a range of statistical and probability-related questions in professional baseball, basketball, and football, and in sports gambling. How does pro...


Ornamentation in Baroque and Post-Baroque Music: With Special Emphasis on J.S. Bach
Ornamentation in Baroque and Post-Baroque Music: With Special Emphasis on J.S. Bach
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ean: 9780691027074, isbn: 0691027072,

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Ornaments play an enormous role in the music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and ambiguities in their notation (as well as their frequent omission in the score) have left doubt as to how composers intended them to be interpreted. Frederi...


Chopin and His World (The Bard Music Festival)
Chopin and His World (The Bard Music Festival)
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ean: 9780691177755, isbn: 0691177759,

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A new look at the life, times, and music of Polish composer and piano virtuoso Fryderyk ChopinFryderyk Chopin (1810–49), although the most beloved of piano composers, remains a contradictory figure, an artist of virtually universal appeal who prefe...


Camille Saint-Saëns and His World (The Bard Music Festival)
Camille Saint-Saëns and His World (The Bard Music Festival)
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ean: 9780691155555, isbn: 0691155550,

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Camille Saint-Saëns--perhaps the foremost French musical figure of the late nineteenth century and a composer who wrote in nearly every musical genre, from opera and the symphony to film music--is now being rediscovered after a century of modernism ...



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