Strong to the Hoop

Strong to the Hoop

A boy finally gets to play basketball on the main court with the older boys, and has to prove he can hold his own.

Teaching Writing with Picture Books as Models

Lessons and Strategies for Using the Power of Picture Books to Teach the Elements of Great Writing in the Upper Grades

Teaching Writing with Picture Books as Models

Presents lessons designed to show teachers how to use picture books to teach writing skills to students in grades four through eight, and includes recommended reading lists.

To Watch Theatre

Essays on Genre and Corporeality

To Watch Theatre

This book is about watching theatre; and how to utilise a corporeal semiotics to read genres of contemporary theatre. It suggests that three key concepts interact: genre, the formal term that structures theatricality, including the textual grammar of a dramatic work, its performance style, theatrical frame, and mode of rhetorical address; corporeality, an assemblage of the troubling physical work of the actors, the figurative forms in the text, and the ambivalent bodies of the spectators; and performance, the presenting of theatre as symbolic action in the social world. In order to develop new models of embodied spectatorship, these essays examine canonical productions of Medea, King Lear, Miss Julie, Genesi: The Museum of Sleep directed by Deborah Warner, Barrie Kosky, Anne Bogart, and Romeo Castellucci. With close attention to bodies and texts in performance, the book argues that to watch theatre is an intimate, yet political, atunement to processes of human transfiguration. It concludes by offering a reinvigorated perspective on tragedy and tragic experience in the theatre.

Cincinnati Hoops

Cincinnati Hoops

Oscar Robertson, Jack Twyman, and the Cincinnati Royals. The University of Cincinnati and Xavier University in their annual crosstown shootout, one of the nation's great rivalries. Legendary coaches like Mary Jo Huismann and Bob Huggins. The longest game in college basketball history (seven overtimes!) and the creation of long baggy basketball shorts. The venerable Cincinnati Gardens and the Armory Fieldhouse. These are just a few of the people, places, and events in the colorful history of basketball in Cincinnati. Cincinnati Hoops is the story of basketball in an American city. The heritage of basketball in Cincinnati has never been fully revealed, and this book tells the complete story from the game's arrival in the Queen City to the present, exploring the cultural and social history of the sport. The role of women, segregation, amateur, and collegiate basketball, and the big business of the professional game are all documented in over 200 classic images.

Comparative Studies in Word Order Variation

Adverbs, Pronouns, and Clause Structure in Romance and Germanic

Comparative Studies in Word Order Variation

La discussion porte (I) sur la projection des structures syntagmatiques, (II) sur la composition structurale de la phase, (III) sur la légitimation des constituants dans la phrase.

The Hoop & the Tree

A Compass for Finding Deeper Relationship with All Life

The Hoop & the Tree

The “tree” is the vertical dimension of aspiration,individual growth,and intellectual and spiritual development. The “hoop” is the circular representation of our relationship with humanity and the earth. Using examples from Native American and other ancient traditions, Chris Hoffman shows readers how to develop both parts of the whole to help people lead a more contented, complete existence.

How to Build and Modify GM Pro-Touring Street Machines

How to Build and Modify GM Pro-Touring Street Machines

The hottest trend in hot rodding is Pro/Touring--upgrading classic muscle cars with modern performance, handling, safety and comfort. This subject gets extensive coverage in magazines such as Hot Rod, Car Craft, Chevy High Performance, and other enthusiast publications. This book shows readers how to upgrade their classic Chevy, Pontiac, Buick, and Oldsmobile muscle cars in all areas--late-model fuel-injected engines, better brakes and suspension, hot interiors, and bodywork. Includes several "minifeatures" of well-known Pro/Touring cars for readers to use as examples.