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release date: Oct 31, 2017
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What Does This Button Do?: An Autobiography


A long-awaited memoir from the larger-than-life, multifaceted lead vocalist of Iron Maiden, one of the most successful, influential and enduring rock bands ever.

Pioneers of Britain’s nascent Rock & Metal scene back in the late 1970s, Iron Maiden smashed its way to the top, thanks in no small part to the high-octane performances, operatic singing style, and stage presence of its second, but twice-longest-serving, lead singer, Bruce Dickinson. As Iron Maiden’s front man—first from 1981 to 1993, and then from 1999 to the present—Dickinson has been, and remains, a man of legend.

But OTT front man is just one of the many hats Bruce wears. In addition to being one of the world’s most storied and well-respected singers and songwriters, he is an airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, motivational speaker, beer brewer, novelist, radio presenter, and film scriptwriter. He has also competed as a world-class level fencer. Often credited as a genuine polymath Bruce, in his own words (and handwritten script in the first instance!), sets forth many personal observations guaranteed to inspire curious souls and hard-core fans alike.

Dickinson turns his unbridled creativity, passion, and anarchic humour to reveal some fascinating stories from his life, including his thirty years with Maiden, his solo career, his childhood within the eccentric British school system, his early bands, fatherhood and family, and his recent battle with cancer.

Bold, honest, intelligent and very funny, his memoir is an up-close look inside the life, heart, and mind of one of the most unique and interesting men in the world; a true icon of rock.

release date: Aug 17, 2003
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Teaching and Learning Through Multiple Intelligences (3rd Edition)

Teaching and Learning Through Multiple Intelligences in an outstanding resource that offers expert analysis of Gardner's “Theory of Multiple Intelligences”—and the knowledge to extend this theory to effective classroom practice. Broad-based and comprehensive, this text describes implications for pedagogy, team-teaching, student strengths, curriculum, assessment, community involvement, and diverse classroom models. The authors devote one chapter to each of the eight intelligences. They define intelligence, provide a checklist for identifying it, suggest environmental considerations, and offer related teaching strategies. Additional chapters survey Gardner's recent work on teaching for understanding, performance-based assessment, and model MI school programs and student outcomes.

release date: Jun 01, 2013
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Iron Maiden: On Board Flight 666

The first and only official book from one of the world's biggest heavy metal bands, with a foreword by frontman Bruce Dickinson

On board their customized Boeing 757 plane named Ed Force One, and piloted by lead singer and airline captain Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden, their crew, and 12 tons of equipment traversed the planet and broke the mold of traditional touring forever by playing concerts in every continent except Antarctica over the course of the Somewhere Back In Time Tour of 2008–2009 and The Final Frontier Tour of 2010–2011. The band's official photographer, John McMurtrie, accompanied them throughout this mammoth and groundbreaking undertaking, and the exciting results of his fly-on-the-wall coverage are represented in this unique pictorial odyssey. John's unrestricted access has allowed him to capture exclusive images and moments both onstage and off, in nearly 600 spectacular photographs annotated with individual insights and anecdotes. Providing their legions of loyal fans with an up-close look at the band as they circumnavigate the globe, this book provides an unprecedented insight into one of the most adventurous rock tours ever undertaken; and into what makes this band so special.

release date: May 08, 1992
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The Missionary Position: Further Adventures of Lord Iffy Boatrace
The author is the lead singer of the rock band Iron Maiden. Lord Iffey, Laird of Findidnan, is a decayed and grotesque aristocrat. In this, Dickinson's second novel, Lord Iffey, disguised as a clergyman travels to California with his faithful butler (he of the pelvotron sex machine).
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release date: May 08, 2015
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The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book: Twelve Steps to a Happy Marriage  (1938)

Originally published in 1939, this book contains 12 articles originally published in Good Housekeeping magazine as a guide to young people to achieve a happy and successful marriage. Many of the principles stated are as applicable today as they were 70 years ago, but some of the chapters are best considered only as interesting, curious and amusing historical artifacts.

Introduction—Dr. William F. Bigelow

Foreword—Helen Judy Bond

I. When He Comes A-Courting—Dr. Ernest R. Groves

II. Now That You Are Engaged—Dr. James L. McConaughy

III. Ought I to Marry?—Dr. Ellsworth Huntington

IV. Should Wives Work?—Eleanor Roosevelt

V. Learning to Live Together—Gladys Hoagland Groves

VI. Marriage Makes the Money Go—Elizabeth Bussing

VII. Children? Of Course!—Jessie Marshall, M. D

VIII. Detour Around Reno—Dr. Hornell Hart

IX. Sex Instruction in the Home—Frances Bruce Strain

X. Religion in the Home—William Lyon Phelps

XI. It Pays to be Happily Married—Stanley G. Dickinson

XII. The Case for Monogamy—Dr. Ernest R. Groves and Gladys H. Grove

“The young man or young woman should seek to know as many agreeable, companionable persons of the opposite sex as possible without the strain of attempting to establish a reputation for popularity. These acquaintances, as much as possible, should have a background essentially similar to one's own, and they should be sought as friends rather than as lovers. It is obvious that one's affection must turn to some one whom one knows, and before the awakening of strong feeling there should be as wide an experience—the man with women, and the woman with men—as possible. He or she who fails to go about with young people, as opportunity comes, loses the only way there is to gain the knowledge that is necessary later to make a wise choice of husband or wife.”

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release date: May 08, 1992
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The Adventures of Lord Iffy Boatrace
Lord Iffy Boatrace is a morally decrepit aristocrat whose estate is in a severe state of dilapidation. To raise much-needed cash he arranges a "grouse shoot" at his estate at which his old school friends and their spouses are invited to shoot what he ensures are indestructible "grouse".
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release date: Aug 14, 2020
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Out of the Best Books (Volume 4 The World Around Us)
The emphasis is on the works of literature rather than upon author's lives or historical background although pertinent biographical and historical facts are given as needed for interpretation. This emphasis is intended to encourage stimulating discussion and exchange of ideas with all the insight into life and life's values that selections from the world's great literature can provide.
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release date: Dec 23, 1998
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Philosophy and Geography III: Philosophies of Place
Places are today subject to contrary tendencies. They lose some functions, which may scale up to fewer more centralized places, or down to numerous more dispersed places, and they gain other functions, which are scaling up and down from other places. This prompts premature prophecies of the abolition of space and the obsolescence of place. At the same time, a growing literature testifies to the persistence of place as an incorrigible aspect of human experience, identity, and morality. Place is a common ground for thought and action, a community of experienced particulars that avoids solipsism and universalism. It draws us into the philosophy of the ordinary, into familiarity as a form of knowledge, into the wisdom of proximity. Each of these essays offers a philosophy of place, and reminds us that such philosophies ultimately decide how we make, use, and understand places, whether as accidents, instruments, or fields of care.
release date: Nov 01, 2012
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Priority! The Dating of Scientific Names in Ornithology
This is the first book to explain the importance of priority in relation to names in ornithology and in the context of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Backgrounds are first provided on the Code and on printing and publishing over the last 250 years. The compilers then bring together reports on 148 books and 121 periodicals in zoology which, between them, present almost all the challenges that can make date determination problematic. The reports provide links to the published authorities and are supported by tables containing extensive detail about the subsidiary parts or issues with their pagination and dates. This book and the included CD Rom are a searchable treasure trove. Compiled by Edward C. Dickinson, Leslie K. Overstreet, Robert J. Dowsett and Murray D. Bruce with the help of over 50 contributors and many others. The CD ROM holds over 160 pp of printable tables.
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