Taking the nature vs. nurture debate to a new level, this fascinating, comprehensive journey into the world of genetic research and molecular biology offers a fresh assessment of the work that has been done in this relatively new field during the last half century-work that has demolished common assumptions and overturned existing theories about what determines our personality and behavior.
A Grammar of the Arabic Language is a detailed Arabic grammar tutorial, originally written in German by Carl Caspari and translated by British Orientalist William Wright. Often referred to today as Wright's Grammar, the second edition was altered and added to by Wright, and this third (and original final) edition was edited by famous Orientalists M.J. de Goeje and W. Robertson Smith. Wright consulted numerous Arabic sources when making additions and corrections to the work, and as such it is still useful today to students of the Arabic language. WILLIAM WRIGHT (1830-1889) was a British Orientalist and professor of Arabic at Cambridge University. His works are still researched and studied today by students of Arabic and Syriac. His most popular works remain A Grammar of the Arabic Language and the Short History of Syriac Literature. His writings are held today by the British Library and Cambridge University.
Every generation or so an opera singer attains the kind of public adulation and affection usually reserved for film stars or pop singers. Luciano Pavarotti reached this level of fame: he was the most celebrated tenor of all time, his concerts attended by thousands, his records selling millions of copies. In Pavarotti: My World, he talks candidly about his successes and trials, from his forays into popular music and his performances in China, to the boos he endured at La Scala, from the near-fatal illness of his youngest daughter, to his worldwide efforts to convert people to the joys of classical music and opera. Pavarotti's acclaimed autobiography shows us how this great artist felt about his extraordinary voice, how he saw his work and how he regarded his extraordinary position in the world of music and entertainment. Generously illustrated with photographs taken from Pavarotti's private collection, this is an intimate, absorbing and wonderfully honest account of an astonishing talent.