New Release Books by Peter Brown

Peter Brown is the author of Let Them Be Eaten By Bears (2013), Literature & Place, 1800-2000 (2006), The Fabulous Bouncing Chowder (2013), Mr. Tiger Goes Wild (2013) and other 217 books.

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Let Them Be Eaten By Bears

release date: May 07, 2013
Let Them Be Eaten By Bears
Get ready to go out and play… Based on the author’s acclaimed Integrated Outdoor Program, Let Them Be Eaten by Bears is Peter Hoffmeister’s inspiring guide to helping kids enjoy nature and appreciate the great outdoors. Drawing from his personal and professional background as an educator, guide, writer, and father, and focusing on fun rather than fear, Hoffmeister offers an approachable, fun reintroduction to hiking, camping, and all-around exploring that will help parents and kids alike feel empowered and capable. Whether you’re a veteran outdoorsperson, a first-time hiker, or anything in between, get ready to put on your sneakers, turn off your video games, and rediscover the simple, powerful joy of going out to play.

Literature & Place, 1800-2000

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Literature & Place, 1800-2000
Ten original essays examine the transactions between real places and the literary imagination, including the reinvention of real places in literary form, from 1800 to the present day. The focus moves outwards from local to regional and national issues, covering questions of cultural identity, space, representation, historicity and modernity.

The Fabulous Bouncing Chowder

release date: Sep 03, 2013
The Fabulous Bouncing Chowder
From the New York Times bestselling author of Mr. Tiger Goes Wild and Children Make Terrible Pets comes another adventure starring everyone's favorite underdog. When Chowder goes off to the Fabu Pooch Boot Camp, as usual he just doesn't fit in. Chowder tries his best, but his attempts to make himself more fabulous all fall flat. When the First Annual Fabu Pooch Pageant is announced, Chowder anxiously tries to think of a way to stand out. After all, the prize is a one-year supply of Snarf Snacks! Some pups practice their pearly grins, other hounds get massages to relax. One pooch even gets permed! But Chowder finds his calling when he discovers a trampoline. He leaps, he flips, he bounces, and he wows the crowd! Perfect for fans of Chowder and for new readers alike.

Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

release date: Sep 03, 2013
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild
Are you bored with being so proper? Do you want to have more fun? Mr. Tiger knows exactly how you feel. So he decides to go wild. But does he go too far? From Caldecott Honor artist Peter Brown comes a story that shows there's a time and place for everything...even going wild.

Children Make Terrible Pets

release date: Apr 02, 2013
Children Make Terrible Pets
Check out this bestselling, rollicking, and humorous twist on the classic "first pet" story about a young bear and her favorite pet boy! When Lucy, a young bear, discovers a boy in the woods, she's absolutely delighted. She brings him home and begs her mom to let her keep him, even though her mom warns, "Children make terrible pets." But mom relents, and Lucy gets to name her new pet Squeaker. Through a series of hilarious and surprising scenes, readers can join Lucy and Squeaker on their day of fun and decide for themselves whether or not children really do make terrible pets.

Geoffrey Chaucer (Authors in Context)

release date: Aug 11, 2011
Geoffrey Chaucer (Authors in Context)
Presents an examination of the life and works of Geoffrey Chaucer along with a description of medieval society and how his works are depicted in film and television.

Chaucer and the Making of Optical Space

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Chaucer and the Making of Optical Space
The author links Chaucer's writings with the medieval optical tradition in its various forms (scholastic texts, encyclopedias, exempla, vernacular poetry) both in general cultural terms and through the discussion of specific examples. He shows how the science of optics, or perspectiva, provides an account of spatial perception, including visual error, and demonstrates how these aspects of optical theory impact on Chaucer's poetry. He provides detailed and sustained analysis of the spatial content of narratives across the range of Chaucer's works, relating them to optical ideas and making use of Lefebvre's theory of the production of space. The texts discussed include the Book of the Duchess, House of Fame, Knight's Tale, Miller's Tale, Reeve's Tale, Merchant's Tale, Squire's Tale and Troilus and Criseyde.

Through the Eye of a Needle

release date: Sep 02, 2012
Through the Eye of a Needle
Traces the intellectual and social history of wealth in the early Christian church, examining the financial rise of the church and its effects on the waning Roman empire as well as the church's own beliefs on poverty.

The Love You Make

release date: Nov 05, 2002
The Love You Make
Here is the national bestseller that Newsday called “the most authoritative and candid look yet at the personal lives…of the oft-scrutinized group.” In The Love You Make, Peter Brown, a close friend of and business manager for the band—and the best man at John and Yoko’s wedding—presents a complete look at the dramatic offstage odyssey of the four lads from Liverpool who established the greatest music phenomenon of the twentieth century. Written with the full cooperation of each of the group’s members and their intimates, this book tells the inside story of the music and the madness, the feuds and the drugs, the marriages and the affairs—from the greatest heights to the self-destructive depths of the Fab Four. In-depth and definitive, The Love You Make is an astonishing account of four men who transformed the way a whole generation of young people thought and lived. It reigns as the most comprehensive, revealing biography available of John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Includes 32 pages of rare and revealing photos A Literary Guild® Alternate Selection

The Symphonic Repertoire, Volume II

release date: Aug 13, 2002
The Symphonic Repertoire, Volume II
Central to the repertoire of Western art music since the 18th century, the symphony has come to be regarded as one of the ultimate compositional challenges. Surprisingly, heretofore there has been no truly extensive, broad-based treatment of the genre, and the best of the existing studies are now several decades old. In this five-volume series, A. Peter Brown explores the symphony from its 18th-century beginnings to the end of the 20th century. Synthesizing the enormous scholarly literature, Brown presents up-to-date overviews of the status of research, discusses any important former or remaining problems of attribution, illuminates the style of specific works and their contexts, and samples early writings on their reception. The Symphonic Repertoire provides an unmatched compendium of knowledge for the student, teacher, performer, and sophisticated amateur. The series is being launched with two volumes on the Viennese symphony. Volume II The First Golden Age of the Viennese Symphony Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert Volume II considers some of the best-known and most universally admired symphonies by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, who created what A. Peter Brown designates as the first golden age of the Viennese symphony during the late 18th and first three decades of the 19th century. The last two dozen symphonies by Haydn, half dozen by Mozart, and three by Schubert, together with Beethoven's nine symphonies became established in the repertoire and provided a standard against which every other symphony would be measured. Most significantly, they imparted a prestige to the genre that was only occasionally rivaled by other cyclic compositions. More than 170 symphonies from this repertoire are described and analyzed in The First Golden Age of the Viennese Symphony, the first volume of the series to appear.

The Wild Robot Escapes

release date: Aug 09, 2018
The Wild Robot Escapes
Can a robot survive in the wilderness? A gloriously illustrated story from acclaimed author/illustrator Peter Brown When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is - but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a fierce storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realises that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants. As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home - until, one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her. From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed novel about what happens when nature and technology collide. By turns funny, moving, surprising and dramatic, this is a novel that is as thought-provoking as it is enchanting.

Poverty and Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Poverty and Leadership in the Later Roman Empire
A preeminent classical scholar on the emergence of one of our most familiar social divisions.

Augustine of Hippo

release date: Nov 24, 2000
Augustine of Hippo
Classic biography, published 30 years ago. Contains new thoughts in a 2 chapter epilogue.

Late Antiquity

release date: Jan 01, 1998
Late Antiquity
In this history of the late antique period, which appeared earlier in the five-volume series A History of Private Life, Peter Brown shows the slow shift from one form of public community to another--from the ancient city to the Christian church. In the four centuries between Marcus Aurelius (161-180) and Justinian (527-565), the Mediterranean world passed through a series of profound transmutations that affected the rhythms of life, the moral sensibilities, and the sense of the self of the inhabitants of its cities, and of the countryside around them.

Authority and the Sacred

release date: Aug 28, 1997
Authority and the Sacred
His illuminating analysis of religious change as the art of the possible has a wide relevance for other periods and regions.

Bath

release date: Oct 31, 2018
Bath
Peter Brown is a unique artist and a familiar figure on the pavements of Bath where he paints cityscapes from life, earning him the nickname ?Pete the Street?. This book chronicles Peter?s work over two decades of painting the city that inspired him to return to painting, and that he calls home.0Over 130 of Peter?s oil paintings and charcoal drawings are included in colour, accompanied by his anecdotes and experiences of painting in amongst the public on Bath?s streets and hills. It offers an insight into his method of working while dealing with all that plein air painting entails ? all in Peter?s often humorous voice, always down-to-earth voice.

A Life of Learning

release date: Jan 01, 2003

Contributions to Probability and Statistics

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Contributions to Probability and Statistics
Features a range of topics in modern statistical theory and methodology, economics and finance, ecology, education, health and sports studies, and computer and IT-data mining. Some of the contributions contain illustrations of the applied methods or photos of historic mathematicians.

Worlds Together, Worlds Apart

release date: Dec 01, 2017
Worlds Together, Worlds Apart
The most globally integrated book in its field, Worlds Together, Worlds Apart is unmatched in helping students draw connections and comparisons across time and place. Streamlined chapters, innovative pedagogy, and NEW scholarship, with expanded coverage of environmental history, make the Fifth Edition the most accessible and relevant yet. NEW interactive learning resources develop history skills and assess comprehension of major themes and concepts.

The Symphonic Repertoire: pt. A. The European symphony from ca. 1800 to ca. 1930 : Germany and the Nordic countries

release date: Jan 01, 2002
The Symphonic Repertoire: pt. A. The European symphony from ca. 1800 to ca. 1930 : Germany and the Nordic countries
The third volume to appear in the magnum opus of A. Peter Brown takes as its topic the European symphony ca. 1800-ca. 1930 and is divided into two parts. Brown's series synthesises an enormous amount of scholarly literature in a wide range of languages.

Applying Cultural Anthropology: An Introductory Reader

release date: Oct 28, 2008
Applying Cultural Anthropology: An Introductory Reader
Applying Cultural Anthropology: An Introductory Reader is a collection of articles that provide compelling examples of applied research in cultural anthropology. In this age of globalization and increased cultural intolerance, the basic messages of public anthropology are more important than ever. The eighth edition offers 8 new readings and a new chart at the beginning of the text to help instructors and students locate key themes and topics.

This Is the Part Where You Laugh

release date: Sep 05, 2017
This Is the Part Where You Laugh
"So real it hurts."--David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author of Kids of Appetite Fans of Andrew Smith and Matt de la Pena will be captivated by this summer-in-the-life of a teenage guy growing up in a trailer park in Eugene, Oregon. Travis plans to spend the summer as follows: * Working on his basketball game with his friend, Creature. * Reading excerpts from Creature's novel-in-progress: The Pervert's Guide to Russian Princesses. * Canoeing around the lake, trying to catch a glimpse of the beautiful girl who just moved in. * Not getting into trouble, not going back to juvie . . . * Searching the homeless camps for his mother, with a jar full of cash to help her get back on her feet. From a powerful new voice in YA literature comes an unforgettable account of growing up, making mistakes, and growing out of the shadow of drug abuse. "A raw offbeat novel with an abundance of honesty and heart." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Hoffmeister crushes it. There is blood and truth on every page." --Estelle Laure, author of This Raging Light From the Hardcover edition.

Worlds Together, Worlds Apart (Fifth Edition) (Vol. 2)

release date: Jan 01, 2017

Silly Jokes for Kids

release date: Aug 22, 2017
Silly Jokes for Kids
Laughter is the best medicine Q. Why did the robbers take a bath before they stole from the bank. A. They wanted a clean getaway Q. Why did the picture go to jail. A. Because he was framed Q. What music are balloons scared of. A. Pop Music The laughter won't stop with Silly Jokes For Kids. With hundreds of one liner jokes, animal jokes and illustrations, this book is sure to have kids rolling on the floor! These good clean jokes are perfect for the young comedian in the family The illustrations provide a visual aid to children who may be quickly tired of simply reading line after line. Children can also color the illustrations Kids can't get enough of laughter so they cant get enough of Peter's hilarious joke books. The best selling book Silly Jokes for Kids will have kids and kids at heart bursting at heart a gut and asking for more. Peter loves spending his spare time with his wife and kids laughing out loud to his jokes

Il giardino curioso

release date: Jan 01, 2018

Worlds Together, Worlds Apart (Fifth Edition) (Vol. 1)

release date: Jan 01, 2017

A Winter With Robert Burns

release date: Aug 01, 2008
A Winter With Robert Burns
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Treasure in Heaven

release date: Mar 08, 2016
Treasure in Heaven
The "holy poor" have long maintained an elite status within Christianity. Differing from the "real" poor, these clergymen, teachers, and ascetics have historically been viewed by their fellow Christians as persons who should receive material support in exchange for offering immeasurable immaterial benefits--teaching, preaching, and prayer. Supporting them--quite as much as supporting the real poor--has been a way to accumulate eventual treasure in heaven. Yet from the rise of Christian monasticism in Egypt and Syria to present day, Christians have argued fiercely about whether monks should work to support themselves. In Treasure in Heaven, renowned historian Peter Brown shifts attention from Western to Eastern Christianity, introducing us to this smoldering debate that took place across the entire Middle East from the Euphrates to the Nile. Seen against the backdrop of Asia, Christianity might have opted for a Buddhist model by which holy monks lived by begging alone. Instead, the monks of Egypt upheld an alternative model that linked the monk to humanity and the monastery to society through acceptance of the common, human bond of work. This model of Third World Christianity--a Christianity that we all too easily associate with the West--eventually became the basis for the monasticism of western Europe, as well as for modern Western attitudes to charity and labor. In Treasure in Heaven, Brown shows how and why we are still living--at times uncomfortably--with that choice.

London: Paintings by Peter Brown

release date: Dec 28, 2015

Power and Persuasion in Late Antiquity

release date: Jan 01, 1992
Power and Persuasion in Late Antiquity
A preliminary report on continuing research into the political, cultural, and religious milieu of the later Roman Empire, from a humanist historiographic perspective. Discusses autocracy and the elites, power, poverty, and the forging of a Christian empire. Does not assume a knowledge of Latin. Paper edition (unseen), $12.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Blue Peter Green Book

release date: Jan 01, 1990
The Blue Peter Green Book
Discusses such environmental issues as the rainforests, the greenhouse effect, recycling, pet waste, and making art from natural objects

The Cult of the Saints

release date: Nov 12, 2014
The Cult of the Saints
In this groundbreaking work, Peter Brown explores how the worship of saints and their corporeal remains became central to religious life in Western Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. During this period, earthly remnants served as a heavenly connection, and their veneration is a fascinating window into the cultural mood of a region in transition. Brown challenges the long-held “two-tier” idea of religion that separated the religious practices of the sophisticated elites from those of the superstitious masses, instead arguing that the cult of the saints crossed boundaries and played a dynamic part in both the Christian faith and the larger world of late antiquity. He shows how men and women living in harsh and sometimes barbaric times relied upon the holy dead to obtain justice, forgiveness, and power, and how a single sainted hair could inspire great thinkers and great artists. An essential text by one of the foremost scholars of European history, this expanded edition includes a new preface from Brown, which presents new ideas based on subsequent scholarship.

Society and the Holy in Late Antiquity

release date: Oct 25, 1989
Society and the Holy in Late Antiquity
And introduction -- Inventory applications of current plans -- Approaches for maintaining inventories -- Alternative plans for maintaining fighter inventories.

The Symphonic Repertoire, Volume III, Part B

release date: Jan 01, 2008
The Symphonic Repertoire, Volume III, Part B
The third volume to appear in the magnum opus of A. Peter Brown takes as its topic the European symphony ca. 1800-ca. 1930 and is divided into two parts. Brown's series synthesises an enormous amount of scholarly literature in a wide range of languages.
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