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Breaking the Surface

Breaking the Surface

  • Author: Greg Louganis,Eric Marcus
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1402250010
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 348
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This is a new edition of Greg Louganis's 1995 #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography and Literary Guild Selection. It is the unflinchingly honest first-person account of a man breaking free of a lifetime of silence and isolation. Born to a young Samoan father and Northern European mother, and adopted at nine months, Greg began diving at age nine, and at sixteen won a silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. But despite his astonishing athletic skill, Greg struggled with late-detected dyslexia, prejudice toward his dark skin coloring and anguish over his homosexuality, which he felt compelled to hide. Being in the spotlight intensified his difficulties with relationships and substance abuse. However, Louganis went on to win double gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. His triumph at the 1988 Olympics came several months after he tested positive for HIV. This is the haunting, searingly candid story of the world's greatest diver. This new edition includes a new foreword.

Breaking the Surface

Breaking the Surface

Inviting God Into the Shallows and the Depths of Your Mind

  • Author: Vicki J. Kuyper
  • Publisher: New Hope Publishers
  • ISBN: 1596692340
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 221
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It is often one of the five senses that triggers a memory or thought. Breaking the Surface, shows readers through personal examples and biblical stories how to use their five senses as a way of developing a more consistent, peaceful, and deeper relationship with their heavenly father. With a fresh approach of using “touchstones”, readers will begin to recognize the usefulness of physical reminders as triggers to set their thoughts on God, and the things of God. Through each chapter readers will be encouraged to adopt personal touchstones; daily memory aides to help them in this process resulting in a deeper prayer life. As readers grow to understand how setting their minds on the things of God, they will experience a sense of renewal and peace. They will gain a deeper understanding of how to become 'living stones' that point the way toward Jesus and will be challenged to sort the precious from the worthless in their lives. Formatted as an individual read, it is also appropriate for small groups.

Breaking the Surface

Breaking the Surface

An Art/Archaeology of Prehistoric Architecture

  • Author: Doug Bailey
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190611898
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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In Breaking the Surface, Doug Bailey offers a radical alternative for understanding Neolithic houses, providing much-needed insight not just into prehistoric practice, but into another way of doing archaeology. Using his years of fieldwork experience excavating the early Neolithic pit-houses of southeastern Europe, Bailey exposes and elucidates a previously under-theorized aspect of prehistoric pit construction: the actions and consequences of digging defined as breaking the surface of the ground. Breaking the Surface works through the consequences of this redefinition in order to redirect scholarship on the excavation and interpretation of pit-houses in Neolithic Europe, offering detailed critiques of current interpretations of these earliest European architectural constructions. The work of the book is performed by juxtaposing richly detailed discussions of archaeological sites (Etton and The Wilsford Shaft in the UK, and Magura in Romania), with the work of three artists-who-cut (Ron Athey, Gordon Matta-Clark, Lucio Fontana), with deep and detailed examinations of the philosophy of holes, the perceptual psychology of shapes, and the linguistic anthropology of cutting and breaking words, as well as with cultural diversity in framing spatial reference and through an examination of pre-modern ungrounded ways of living. Breaking the Surface is as much a creative act on its own-in its mixture of work from disparate periods and regions, its use of radical text interruption, and its juxtaposition of text and imagery-as it is an interpretive statement about prehistoric architecture. Unflinching and exhilarating, it is a major development in the growing subdiscipline of art/archaeology.

Breaking the Surface

Breaking the Surface

  • Author: Rebecca Langham
  • Publisher: Ninestar Press, LLC
  • ISBN: 9781951880248
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 258
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Alessia is an Outsider--a member of the not-quite-human community that has recently been released from their underground prison. Shortly after their liberation, Alessia is given an ultimatum: obey all the United Earth Alliance's demands, or her mother will forever remain a hostage--a mother she'd believed dead for fifteen years. Reluctantly, she agrees, though she has no idea what those demands may be or how she will balance her obligations to the UEA with her responsibilities to her people and her family. As the UEA tightens its grip on humans and Outsiders alike, it becomes clear that meaningful social change will not be possible without a revolution. Alessia and her peers embark on a mission to discover just how far the government is willing to go to maintain their monopoly on power. What Alessia and her comrades discover, however, goes much deeper than they'd ever anticipated. Who are the Outsiders, really? What secrets of their destiny lay hidden within a top-secret space station? And why are the Outsiders linked to an emerging disease the UEA seems desperate to keep secret? As they delve deeper, it isn't only Alessia's identity that will be called into question, but the fate of the entire planet.

Reading Virginia Woolf's essays and journalism

Reading Virginia Woolf's essays and journalism

breaking the surface of silence

  • Author: Leila Brosnan
  • Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 191
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This first study of Virginia Woolf's non-fiction writing from a historical and theoretical perspective covers in detail Woolf's essays and journalism, including the juvenilia, reviews, critical essays, autobiographical writings, A Room of One's Own, and Three Guineas.

Breaking and Dissipation of Ocean Surface Waves

Breaking and Dissipation of Ocean Surface Waves

  • Author: Alexander Babanin
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139502727
  • Category: Science
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Wave breaking represents one of the most interesting and challenging problems for fluid mechanics and physical oceanography. Over the last 15 years our understanding has undergone a dramatic leap forward, and wave breaking has emerged as a process whose physics is clarified and quantified. Ocean wave breaking plays the primary role in the air-sea exchange of momentum, mass and heat, and it is of significant importance for ocean remote sensing, coastal and ocean engineering, navigation and other practical applications. This book outlines the state of the art in our understanding of wave breaking and presents the main outstanding problems. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in this topic: researchers, modellers, forecasters, engineers and graduate students in physical oceanography, meteorology and ocean engineering.

The Near-Surface Layer of the Ocean

The Near-Surface Layer of the Ocean

Structure, Dynamics and Applications

  • Author: Alexander Soloviev,Roger Lukas
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781402040528
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 574
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Until the 1980s, a tacit agreement among many physical oceanographers was that nothing deserving attention could be found in the upper few meters of the ocean. The lack of adequete knowledge about the near-surface layer of the ocean was mainly due to the fact that the widely used oceanographic instruments (such as bathythermographs, CTDs, current meters, etc.) were practically useless in the upper few meters of the ocean. Interest in the ne- surface layer of the ocean rapidly increased along with the development of remote sensing techniques. The interpretation of ocean surface signals sensed from satellites demanded thorough knowledge of upper ocean processes and their connection to the ocean interior. Despite its accessibility to the investigator, the near-surface layer of the ocean is not a simple subject of experimental study. Random, sometimes huge, vertical motions of the ocean surface due to surface waves are a serious complication for collecting quality data close to the ocean surface. The supposedly minor problem of avoiding disturbances from ships’ wakes has frustrated several generations of oceanographers attempting to take reliable data from the upper few meters of the ocean. Important practical applications nevertheless demanded action, and as a result several pioneering works in the 1970s and 1980s laid the foundation for the new subject of oceanography – the near-surface layer of the ocean.

Transport at the Air-Sea Interface

Transport at the Air-Sea Interface

Measurements, Models and Parametrizations

  • Author: Christoph S. Garbe,Robert A. Handler,Bernd Jähne
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3540369066
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 320
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One key uncertainty in predictions of future climate is caused by the lack of knowledge of transport processes in the air-water interface; this poses the main transfer resistance between oceans and atmosphere. This book reviews recent progress in the domains of experimental process studies as well as computer stimulation. It represents an early approach of merging insights gained in both fields and broadens our understanding of air-water gas and heat exchange.

Sea Surface Sound

Sea Surface Sound

Natural Mechanisms of Surface Generated Noise in the Ocean

  • Author: B.R. Kerman
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9789027727619
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 652
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In its relentless pursuit of further knowledge, science tends to compartmentalize. Over the years the pursuit of What might be called geophysical acoustics of the sea-surface has languished. This has occured even through there are well-developed and active research programs in underwater acoustics, ocean hydrodynamics, cloud and precipitation physics, and ice mechanics - to name a few - as well as a history of engineering expertise built on these scientific fields. It remained to create a convergence, a dialogue across disciplines, of mutual benefit. The central theme of the Lerici workshop, perhaps overly simplified, was 'What are the mechanisms causing ambient noise at the upper surface of the ocean?' What could hydrodynamicists contribute to a better understanding of breaking wave dynamics, bubble production, ocean wave dynamics, or near-surface turbulence for the benefit of the underwater acoustics community? What further insights could fluid dynamicists gain by including acoustic measurements in their repertoire of instrumentation? While every attendee will have his or her percep tions of details, it was universally agreed that a valuable step had been taken to bring together two mature disciplines and that significant co-operative studies would undoubtedly follow. The scope of the workshop was enlarged beyond its original intent to also include the question of ice-noise generation. The success of this decision can be seen in high quality of the presentations. the contribution of its disciples in the other workshop discussions and the heightened awareness and interest of we other novices.