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Beyond Failure

Beyond Failure

Forensic Case Studies for Civil Engineers

  • Author: Norbert J. Delatte
  • Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
  • ISBN: 9780784409732
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 407
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Norbert Delatte presents the circumstances of important failures that have had far-reaching impacts on civil engineering practice, organized around topics in the engineering curriculum.

Beyond Failure

Beyond Failure

New Essays on the Cultural History of Failure in Theatre and Performance

  • Author: Tony Fisher,Eve Katsouraki
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351247719
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 226
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In setting foot on stage, every performer risks the possiblity of failure. Indeed, the very performance of any human action is inextricable from its potential not to succeed. This inherent potential has become a key critical trope in contemporary theatre, performance studies, and scholarship around visual cultures. Beyond Failure explores what it means for our understanding not just of theatrical practice but of human social and cultural activity more broadly. The essays in this volume tackle contemporary debates around the theory and poetics of failure, suggesting that in the absence of success can be found a defiance and hopefulness that points to new ways of knowing and being in the world. Beyond Failure offers a unique and engaging approach for students and practitioners interested not only in the impact of failure on the stage, but what it means for wider social and cultural debates.

Men's Body Sculpting

Men's Body Sculpting

  • Author: Nick Evans
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • ISBN: 0736083219
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 243
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Men’s Body Sculpting, Second Edition, is your key to getting the lean and chiseled muscular look you’ve always wanted. Bodybuilding expert and featured columnist Dr. Nick Evans provides you with proven programs for generating mass, reducing fat, and sculpting and maintaining your physique.

Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain

Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain

Uncover the Hidden Potential in Life's Most Common Struggles

  • Author: Paul Meier,David L. Henderson
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 1418580716
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 304
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A revolutionary approach to dealing with life's challenges that guides readers in how to face them and to recognize them as gifts from God. At one time or another everyone finds themselves questioning, "Does God still love me? Is there a purpose for all this pain?" Drs. Meier and Henderson teach readers how to face painful struggles head-on in a way that allows them to grow and mature emotionally and spiritually. In this timely book they explore the seven most common life challenges: Injustice Rejection Loneliness Loss Discipline Failure Death In addition they offer the three reasons we often miss the gifts these challenges can be. This unique approach to an age-old problem will encourage and challenge readers to grow through their struggles instead of wasting energy trying to avoid them altogether.

The Thinking Person's Guide to Fitness

The Thinking Person's Guide to Fitness

What They Don't Tell You about Looking and Feeling Great!

  • Author: Jake Nash
  • Publisher: Jake Nash
  • ISBN: 1453844376
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 302
  • View: 2452
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What if someone were to tell you that most of what you've been told about fitness just isn't true? At first you'd probably write that person off as a crackpot. But after thinking about it, maybe you might agree! After all, why is it that no matter what the latest breakthrough is, being fit and attractive never gets any easier? In fact, the only people who ever seem to benefit from your efforts to get in shape are the people selling you something!If you're the person who's already become jaded with the health and fitness industry and if you're not looking for an easy way, just the best way to get fit, the Thinking Person's Guide to Fitness is for you!

To Forgive Design

To Forgive Design

Understanding Failure

  • Author: Henry Petroski
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674065433
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 432
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Argues that failures in structural engineering are not necessarily due to the physical design of the structures, but instead a misunderstanding of how cultural and socioeconomic constraints would affect the structures.

Beyond State Failure and Collapse

Beyond State Failure and Collapse

Making the State Relevant in Africa

  • Author: George Klay Kieh
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 9780739108925
  • Category: History
  • Page: 293
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There is a general consensus in the scholarly literature that the post-colonial state in Africa has failed. Some states (Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia) have collapsed. Various arguments have been proffered to explain this dynamics of African state failure and collapse. However, the literature on state reconstitution is inchoate and minimal. This edited volume focuses on prescriptions for reconstituting the post-colonial state in Africa. Essays on nine African states (Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, and Uganda) are preceded by an introduction to the political economy of the African state.

The Engineering Handbook

The Engineering Handbook

  • Author: Richard C. Dorf
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1420039873
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 3080
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First published in 1995, The Engineering Handbook quickly became the definitive engineering reference. Although it remains a bestseller, the many advances realized in traditional engineering fields along with the emergence and rapid growth of fields such as biomedical engineering, computer engineering, and nanotechnology mean that the time has come to bring this standard-setting reference up to date. New in the Second Edition 19 completely new chapters addressing important topics in bioinstrumentation, control systems, nanotechnology, image and signal processing, electronics, environmental systems, structural systems 131 chapters fully revised and updated Expanded lists of engineering associations and societies The Engineering Handbook, Second Edition is designed to enlighten experts in areas outside their own specialties, to refresh the knowledge of mature practitioners, and to educate engineering novices. Whether you work in industry, government, or academia, this is simply the best, most useful engineering reference you can have in your personal, office, or institutional library.

Beyond

Beyond

A Devotional

  • Author: Greg Laurie
  • Publisher: Multnomah
  • ISBN: 0307561798
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 320
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The Experience God Has for You Is Beyond Anything You Could Imagine… Don’t let anything stop you from strengthening the most important relationship of your life. Drawing closer to God starts right here–with warm, clear, Bible-based devotionals on the core issues of your faith. In his down-to-earth style, Greg Laurie helps you reinforce your commitment to God and develop the habit of responding to His voice every day. Beyond guides you into Scripture reflection, prayer, and application with daily devotions that take only ten minutes a day. Discover a greater intensity and intimacy with God as your desire to trust and obey Him keeps growing. Are you ready to move beyond your present spiritual limitations? Open this book to stretch your spiritual muscles…and go deeper, further, and higher in your relationship with God.

Motivating Persistence in the Face of Failure

Motivating Persistence in the Face of Failure

The Impact of an Ego-protective Buffer on Learning Choices and Outcomes in a Computer-based Educational Game

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Stanford University
  • ISBN: N.A
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Failure often presents a valuable learning opportunity, however, students may need motivational scaffolds to protect them from the negative psychological ramifications of failure. This work explored the effectiveness of a motivation-based intervention called an ego-protective buffer (EPB), that was designed to enhance persistence after failure. An ego-protective buffer (EPB) maintains a stable sense of competence by lessening the impact of failure on one's psyche. The specific instantiation of an EPB tested here was designed to elicit a combination of internal and external attributions for failure. External attributions protect one's sense of competence by averting the blame for failure away from the self, while internal attributions encourage students to take some responsibility for remedying the failure situation. Based on this theory, we embedded an EPB into the rule structure of a computer-based genetics game and unleashed it on 143 seventh graders. In the EPB condition, students were told that winning in the game was a probabilistic outcome, dependent on a combination of chance and skill on the part of the students. In the Control condition, students were told that winning in the game was a deterministic outcome, dependent on students' skill only. Students played the game during two class periods. Measures include pre- and posttests, motivational survey measures, and in-game behaviors. The EPB did have an effect on learning, but only amongst high-failing students. High-failing EPB students learned just as much as their low-failing counterparts. This was not so in the Control condition, where high-failing students learned far less than their low-failing counterparts. So the high-failing EPB group was behaving as if they were "buffered" from the effects of failure. We also found evidence of a possible mechanism behind this learning effect. In the high-failing EPB condition, students were equally likely to persist after success and failure, while in the Control condition, students were far more likely to persist after success, exhibiting risk averse behaviors. This difference was more exaggerated in a within-subjects comparison, contrasting the same individuals in situations of high and low failure. Finally, persistence after failure was associated with learning across the full sample of subjects. Regardless of condition or failure rate, students who persisted more after failure also learned more. This study, together with the author's related body of work, provides compelling evidence that an EPB is a viable intervention for encouraging persistence in the face of failure.