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Requirements for Certification of Teachers, Counselors, Librarians, Administrators for Elementary and Secondary Schools, Eighty-Fifth Edition, 2020-2021

Requirements for Certification of Teachers, Counselors, Librarians, Administrators for Elementary and Secondary Schools, Eighty-Fifth Edition, 2020-2021

Author: Colleen M. Frankhart Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2021

This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. Requirements for Certification is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume.

Singing Sappho

Singing Sappho

Author: Melina Esse Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2021

From the theatrical stage to the literary salon, the figure of Sappho--the ancient poet and inspiring icon of feminine creativity--played a major role in the intertwining histories of improvisation, text, and performance throughout the nineteenth century. Exploring the connections between operatic and poetic improvisation in Italy and beyond, Singing Sappho combines earwitness accounts of famous female improviser-virtuosi with erudite analysis of musical and literary practices. Melina Esse demonstrates that performance played a much larger role in conceptions of musical authorship than previously recognized, arguing that discourses of spontaneity--specifically those surrounding the improvvisatrice, or female poetic improviser--were paradoxically used to carve out a new authority for opera composers just as improvisation itself was falling into decline. With this novel and nuanced book, Esse persuasively reclaims the agency of performers and their crucial role in constituting Italian opera as a genre in the nineteenth century.

The Poison Trials

The Poison Trials

Author: Alisha Rankin Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/01/2021

In 1524, Pope Clement VII gave two condemned criminals to his physician to test a promising new antidote. After each convict ate a marzipan cake poisoned with deadly aconite, one of them received the antidote, and lived--the other died in agony. In sixteenth-century Europe, this and more than a dozen other accounts of poison trials were committed to writing. Alisha Rankin tells their little-known story. At a time when poison was widely feared, the urgent need for effective cures provoked intense excitement about new drugs. As doctors created, performed, and evaluated poison trials, they devoted careful attention to method, wrote detailed experimental reports, and engaged with the problem of using human subjects for fatal tests. In reconstructing this history, Rankin reveals how the antidote trials generated extensive engagement with experimental thinking long before the great experimental boom of the seventeenth century and investigates how competition with lower-class healers spurred on this trend. The Poison Trials sheds welcome and timely light on the intertwined nature of medical innovations, professional rivalries, and political power.

The Poison Trials

The Poison Trials

Author: Alisha Rankin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2021

In 1524, Pope Clement VII gave two condemned criminals to his physician to test a promising new antidote. After each convict ate a marzipan cake poisoned with deadly aconite, one of them received the antidote, and lived--the other died in agony. In sixteenth-century Europe, this and more than a dozen other accounts of poison trials were committed to writing. Alisha Rankin tells their little-known story. At a time when poison was widely feared, the urgent need for effective cures provoked intense excitement about new drugs. As doctors created, performed, and evaluated poison trials, they devoted careful attention to method, wrote detailed experimental reports, and engaged with the problem of using human subjects for fatal tests. In reconstructing this history, Rankin reveals how the antidote trials generated extensive engagement with experimental thinking long before the great experimental boom of the seventeenth century and investigates how competition with lower-class healers spurred on this trend. The Poison Trials sheds welcome and timely light on the intertwined nature of medical innovations, professional rivalries, and political power.

Harry Potter: Hufflepuff Pocket Notebook Collection

Harry Potter: Hufflepuff Pocket Notebook Collection

Author: Insight Editions Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2021

Show your HUFFLEPUFF(TM) house pride with this handy pocket notebook collection featuring graphics based on the epic HARRY POTTER(TM) films. Featuring three unique designs, this colorful set of pocket notebooks celebrates the friendliest house in HOGWARTS(TM) with one ruled, one blank, and one grid-lined notebook--perfect for all your note-taking needs.

Harry Potter: Ravenclaw Pocket Notebook Collection

Harry Potter: Ravenclaw Pocket Notebook Collection

Author: Insight Editions Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2021

Show your RAVENCLAW(TM) house pride with this handy pocket notebook collection featuring graphics based on the epic HARRY POTTER(TM) films. Featuring three unique designs, this colorful set of pocket notebooks celebrates the wisest house in HOGWARTS(TM) with one ruled, one blank, and one grid-lined notebook--perfect for all your note-taking needs.

Grandfather's Memories

Grandfather's Memories

Format: Other printed item Release Date: 05/01/2021

Harry Potter: Gryffindor Pocket Notebook Collection

Harry Potter: Gryffindor Pocket Notebook Collection

Author: Insight Editions Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2021

Show your GRYFFINDOR(TM) house pride with this handy pocket notebook collection featuring graphics based on the epic HARRY POTTER(TM) films. Featuring three unique designs, this colorful set of pocket notebooks celebrates the bravest house at HOGWARTS(TM) with one ruled, one blank, and one grid-lined notebook--perfect for all your note-taking needs.

Grandmother's Memories: A Keepsake Journal

Grandmother's Memories: A Keepsake Journal

Author: Weldon Owen Format: Other printed item Release Date: 05/01/2021

An elegant pocket journal for a grandfather to record his thoughts for himself and to share with others. New for 2021, this elegantly designed journal is the perfect book for a grandfather to write down his thoughts, ideas, and notes, whether for himself or to share with others.

Harry Potter: Slytherin Pocket Notebook Collection

Harry Potter: Slytherin Pocket Notebook Collection

Author: Insight Editions Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2021

Show your SLYTHERIN(TM) house pride with this handy pocket notebook collection featuring graphics based on the epic HARRY POTTER(TM) films. Featuring three unique designs, this colorful set of pocket notebooks celebrates the most cunning house in HOGWARTS(TM) with one ruled, one blank, and one grid-lined notebook--perfect for all your note-taking needs.

Secrecy

Secrecy

Author: Hugh B. Urban Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2021

The powers of political secrecy and social spectacle have been taken to surreal extremes recently. Witness the twin terrors of a president who refuses to disclose dealings with foreign powers while the private data of ordinary citizens is stolen and marketed in order to manipulate consumer preferences and voting outcomes. We have become accustomed to thinking about secrecy in political terms and personal privacy terms. In this bracing, new work, Hugh Urban wants us to focus these same powers of observation on the role of secrecy in religion. With Secrecy, Urban investigates several revealing instances of the power of secrecy in religion, including nineteenth-century Scottish Rite Freemasonry, the sexual magic of a Russian-born Parisian mystic; the white supremacist BruderSchweigen or Silent Brotherhood movement of the 1980s, the Five Percenters, and the Church of Scientology. An electrifying read, Secrecy is the culmination of decades of Urban's reflections on a vexed, ever-present subject.