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Chucking It All

Chucking It All

  • Author: Max Scratchmann
  • Publisher: Poison Pixie Publishing
  • ISBN: 0954611586
  • Category: Artists
  • Page: 199
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A wryly humourous, often hilarious warts-and-all account of a jaded urbanite who downshifts to the Orkney Isles in search of Utopia only to discover that the grass, while certainly abundant, is not greener.

Last Burrah Sahibs

Last Burrah Sahibs

  • Author: Max Scratchmann
  • Publisher: Steve Savage Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 190424680X
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 192
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A warm and witty look at the unofficial last years of British Colonial Life as seen through the eyes of a small boy growing up out East in the dissolving remnants of the British Raj... After being compulsorily retired from an Indian jute mill and returning to Dundee in the mid 1960s, Max Scratchmann's family cannot settle down to life in Scotland. So, when the chance of a three-year contract in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) is offered, they promptly fly off to live the colonial life one last time. Aided and abetted by the mischievous Mafzal, his paan-addicted driver, eleven-year-old Max rediscovers the forgotten lifestyle of his early childhood, and meets a cast of colourfully eccentric characters amongst both the emigre British and the indigenous population along the way. On the surface, life for jute wallahs' children may seem to be an endless parade of swimming pool parties and badly-dubbed Italian art movies, but growing political unrest and brushes with street rioting show that these are indeed stolen years, and 'The Last Burrah Sahibs' is an engaging and heartfelt chronicle of growing up in a culture that is now well and truly lost.

How Not to Be Wrong

How Not to Be Wrong

The Power of Mathematical Thinking

  • Author: Jordan Ellenberg
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698163842
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 480
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The Freakonomics of math—a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn’t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do—the whole world is shot through with it. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It’s a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted: How early should you get to the airport? What does “public opinion” really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children? Who really won Florida in 2000? And how likely are you, really, to develop cancer? How Not to Be Wrong presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more, using the mathematician’s method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman—minus the jargon. Ellenberg chases mathematical threads through a vast range of time and space, from the everyday to the cosmic, encountering, among other things, baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire, the replicability crisis in psychology, Italian Renaissance painting, artificial languages, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the coming obesity apocalypse, Antonin Scalia’s views on crime and punishment, the psychology of slime molds, what Facebook can and can’t figure out about you, and the existence of God. Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need. Math, as Ellenberg says, is “an atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense, vastly multiplying its reach and strength.” With the tools of mathematics in hand, you can understand the world in a deeper, more meaningful way. How Not to Be Wrong will show you how.

The Columbia Sourcebook of Mormons in the United States

The Columbia Sourcebook of Mormons in the United States

  • Author: Terryl L. Givens,Reid L. Neilson
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231520603
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
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This anthology offers rare access to key original documents illuminating Mormon history, theology, and culture in the United States from the nineteenth century to today. Brief introductions describe the theological significance of each text and its reflection of the practices, issues, and challenges that have defined and continue to define the Mormon community. These documents balance mainstream and peripheral thought and religious experience, institutional and personal perspective, and theoretical and practical interpretation, representing pivotal moments in LDS history and correcting decades of misinformation and stereotype. The authors of these documents, male and female, not only celebrate but speak critically and question mainline LDS teachings on sexuality, politics, gender, race, polygamy, and other issues. Selections largely focus on the Salt Lake–based LDS tradition, with a section on the post–Joseph Smith splintering and its creation of a variety of similar yet different Mormon groups. The documents are arranged chronologically within specific categories to capture both the historical and doctrinal development of Mormonism in the United States.

The Rules of Attraction

The Rules of Attraction

  • Author: Bret Easton Ellis
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0330474235
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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Incisive, controversial and startlingly funny, The Rules of Attraction examines a group of affluent students at a small, self-consciously bohemian, liberal-arts college on America’s East Coast. Lauren, who changes the man in her bed even more often than she changes course, is dating Victor but sleeping with Sean. Sean – cool, ambivalent and deeply cynical – might be in love with Lauren, but he’s not going to let that stop him from bedding Paul. Paul, as shrewd as he is passionate, is Lauren’s ex-lover and the final point in this curious triangle. From the author of American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis's The Rules of Attraction is a breathtaking tale of sex, expectation, desire and frustration.

Billy Joel

Billy Joel

The Definitive Biography

  • Author: Fred Schruers
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
  • ISBN: 0804140200
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 400
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The long-awaited, all-access biography of a music legend In Billy Joel, acclaimed music journalist Fred Schruers draws upon more than one hundred hours of exclusive interviews with Joel to present an unprecedented look at the life, career, and legacy of the pint-sized kid from Long Island who became a rock icon. Exhibiting unparalleled intimate knowledge, Schruers chronicles Joel’s rise to the top of the charts, from his working-class origins in Levittown and early days spent in boxing rings and sweaty clubs to his monumental success in the seventies and eighties. He also explores Joel’s creative transformation in the nineties, his dream performance with Paul McCartney at Shea Stadium in 2008, and beyond. Along the way, Schruers reveals the stories behind all the key events and relationships—including Joel’s high-profile marriages and legal battles—that defined his path to stardom and inspired his signature songs, such as “Piano Man,” “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant,” “New York State of Mind,” and “She’s Always a Woman.” Throughout, he captures the spirit of a restless artist determined to break through by sharing, in his deeply personal lyrics, the dreams and heartbreaks of suburban American life. Comprehensive, vibrantly written, and filled with Joel’s memories and reflections—as well as those of the family, friends, and band members who have formed his inner circle, including Christie Brinkley, Alexa Ray Joel, Jon Small, and Steve Cohen—this is the definitive account of a beloved rock star’s epic American journey.

Get Streaming!

Get Streaming!

Quick Steps to Delivering Audio and Video Online

  • Author: Joe Follansbee
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1136036741
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 220
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Get Streaming with this fun, easy-to-read guide! Streaming your audio and video online is inexpensive, easy, and fun. Get the fast results you need with Get Streaming! - a step-by-step, introductory level book that gets you up and running today. Streaming media technology is growing into an indispensable part of a successful business communications strategy. This book will not only give you a professional boost, it will help you deliver your home videos to family and friends anywhere in the world! Why slog through a technology tome for weeks when you can start right now with the simple, easy-to-follow procedures in this book. Use the comprehensive glossary of terms with one sentence definitions to lay the foundation for your streaming know-how. You'll take away a practical understanding of streaming media without feeling overwhelmed by confusing detail. Tips and insights from leading streaming pros are also at your fingertips. Whether you want to stream a corporate video, home videos, or your favorite music for friends - after reading this book, you will: * Understand the three steps of streaming: Capture, Encode, Broadcast * Install free streaming software, capture raw media, encode into a streamable file, place that file on a streaming server, and link it all up to the Internet! * Know the fundamentals of how the Internet works in relation to streaming media * Build simple, effective streaming applications with free tools * Learn how to make the right streaming media technology choices, including codecs, for your specific situation * Understand RealVideo, Windows Media, QuickTime, Flash MX and MPEG-4 software * Make informed choices from among the leading streaming media content creation tools made by RealNetworks, Microsoft, Apple Computer, and Macromedia * Master the steps for creating on-demand streaming audio and video files as well as learning about live audio and video streaming * Understand the computer hardware and Internet bandwidth you'll need for maximum success * Glimpse the future business and career opportunities in the expanding streaming media field.

Peter Kuper's ComicsTrips

Peter Kuper's ComicsTrips

A journal of travels through Africa and Southeast Asia : the Peter Kuper Sketchbook

  • Author: Peter Kuper
  • Publisher: NBM
  • ISBN: 9781561630882
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 58
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Kuper's thrilling exotic adventure through Africa &Southeast Asia.

Building Better Relationships

Building Better Relationships

Proven Strategies to Make the Most of Your Personal Connections (Collection)

  • Author: Richard Templar,Linda Elder,Richard Paul,Mark Woods,Trapper Woods,Merrick Rosenberg,Daniel Silvert
  • Publisher: FT Press
  • ISBN: 0133448673
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 945
  • View: 3185
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A brand new collection of 4 expert guides to building better personal relationships, connections, and careers! A breakthrough personal skills book collection: improve all your relationships, and become more successful at everything you do! You can learn to be more efficient, more productive, more engaging, more rational, more emotionally intelligent, and happier! This extraordinary collection of books is packed with all the learnable skills, techniques, and attitudes you’ll need. First, in The Rules of Life, Expanded Edition, Richard Templar uncovers 106 practical rules that happy, successful people follow, even if they’ve never thought about it. These are realistic, commonsense things you can do differently, starting today... small things that will make you happier… make you a better friend, partner, and parent… help you leave the world a better place. Next, in 30 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living Through Critical Thinking, Revised and Expanded Edition, Drs. Linda Elder and Richard Paul teach specific, easy-to-learn critical thinking techniques that help you cut through lies, gain insight, and make smarter choices about everything from money to intimate relationships. They’ll help you overcome poor thinking habits caused by self-delusion or out-of-control emotions... clarify what you want... recognize what you don’t know… resist brainwashing, manipulation, and hypocrisy... critically evaluate what you’re told by advertisers, politicians, your boss, and your family… avoid worrying, conformism, and blame! Then, in Attack Your Day , Mark and Trapper Woods present crucial “activity management” skills and 101 productivity strategies for achieving unprecedented effectiveness, and moving relentlessly towards your greatest life goals. Dramatically improve the way you prioritize activities… organize inherently more productive days… overcome procrastination forever… know how to “turn on a dime” without sacrificing focus … learn how and when to say NO to interruptions! Finally, in Taking Flight! , Merrill Rosenberg and Daniel Silvert reveal profound hidden patterns of human behavioral style. You’ll learn to use the proven DISC model of human behavior to become a more effective leader, salesperson, or teacher; revitalize your career; and build deeper relationships. Then, you’ll create your own personal action plan for making the most of your strengths, working around weaknesses, and supercharging your personal performance! From world-renowned personal performance experts Richard Templar, Linda Elder, Richard Paul, Mark Woods, Trapper Woods, Merrick Rosenberg, and Daniel Silvert

Find Your Happiness (Collection)

Find Your Happiness (Collection)

  • Author: Richard Templar
  • Publisher: FT Press
  • ISBN: 0133739880
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 513
  • View: 4301
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In The Rules of Life, Expanded Version , Richard Templar brings together 106 practical rules that happy, successful people follow, even if they've never thought about it. These are realistic, commonsense things you can do differently, starting today... small things that make a powerful difference. Templar offers real wisdom on telling the difference between what's important and what isn't... focusing on changes you really can make... using your intuition... learning positive lessons from your regrets... having great dreams and making practical plans... staying young... forgiving without becoming a pushover. The first edition of The Rules of Life became a global phenomenon, topping bestseller charts around the world. This new, even better, edition includes nine brand-new rules to take you further, faster. Follow The Rules of Life. You'll feel better. You'll be a better friend, partner, and parent. The Rules of Work are about how you are seen to be doing it. They are about how you appear to others. And they are about helping you to achieve the success you richly deserve. The first edition of The Rules of Workbecame a global phenomenon, topping bestseller charts around the world. This new, even better, edition includes 10 brand new rules to take you further, faster. These rules are the guiding principles that will improve both what you do and how you do it, giving you the unmistakable air of confidence that will win you admiration, respect, and the next promotion. With The Rules under your belt you'll have the edge in everything you do, without having to compromise your principles.