One of the best known and best loved movies around the world, The Sound of Music tells the story of family, romance, and finding joy amid the political strife of 1938 Austria. This cinematic classic, with its beloved characters and unforgettable songs, continues to attract new fans fifty years after its 1965 release. Filled with colorful photographs and little-known facts about the film, the actors, and the music, this volume is a must-have collectorâ€™s edition for fans.
It's a dark and stormy morning at Camp Dakota, but that won't keep Braelin from investigating the whispers coming from the lake. What else could it be, but ghosts? The campers try to record and amplify the sounds, but suddenly the eerie voices go mute. Braelin and Megan won't give up, even when their ghost hunt leads them deep into the woods. Can they use their sound smarts to get back safe? Look in the back of the book for experiments and more to help you become a science detective too!
This book takes an exciting perspective on language change, by explaining it in terms of Darwin's evolutionary theory. Looking at a number of developments in the history of sounds and words, Nikolaus Ritt shows how the constituents of language can be regarded as mental patterns, or 'memes', which copy themselves from one brain to another when communication and language acquisition take place. Memes are both stable in that they transmit faithfully from brain to brain, and active in that their success at replicating depends upon their own properties. Ritt uses this controversial approach to challenge established models of linguistic competence, in which speakers acquire, use, and shape language. In Darwinian terms, language evolution is something that happens to, rather than through, speakers, and the interests of linguistic constituents matter more than those of their human 'hosts'. This book will stimulate debate among evolutionary biologists, cognitive scientists and linguists alike.