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The Football Genius Collection

The Football Genius Collection

Football Champ, Football Genius, Football Hero

  • Author: Tim Green
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062372742
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 864
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The thrilling Football Genius books—by former pro football player Tim Green—are perfect for middle-grade readers, and this collection contains three bestselling novels in the series. Football Genius: Troy White can predict any football play before it happens. And when his single mom gets a job with the Atlanta Falcons, Troy knows it's his big chance to help them out of their slump—and finally prove his football genius. But unless Troy can convince star linebacker Seth Halloway that he's telling the truth, the Falcons' championship—and Troy's mom's job—are in serious jeopardy. Football Hero: Ty Lewis can't believe it when Coach V recruits him for the football team. This is Ty's big chance to prove how fast he is on the field, get a fresh start in a new school, and be like his older brother, Thane "Tiger" Lewis, who's about to graduate from college—and is being courted by the NFL. But Ty's guardian, Uncle Gus, won't let him play. Uncle Gus needs Ty to scrub floors and toilets for his cleaning business while he cooks up gambling schemes with the local mob boss, a man called "Lucy." Football Champ: When Troy White proved his remarkable "football genius" to the Atlanta Falcons, they brought him on board as a team consultant. Now, thanks to Troy's ability to predict winning plays, the Falcons are pulling in victories. Then Troy's perfect world comes crashing down. Reporter Brent Peele is out to smear as much mud on the Falcons as he can, and that means going after Troy.

Trading on the Edge

Trading on the Edge

Neural, Genetic, and Fuzzy Systems for Chaotic Financial Markets

  • Author: Guido Deboeck
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471311003
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 377
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Machine learning techniques are quietly being used by investment managers for stock selection, bond pricing, foreign exchange trading, and market and bankruptcy predictions, as well as many other applications. They are the next step in the evolution of investment technology.

Genius in the Shadows

Genius in the Shadows

A Biography of Leo Szilard, the Man Behind the Bomb

  • Author: William Lanouette,Bela Silard
  • Publisher: Skyhorse
  • ISBN: 1628734779
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 641
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Well-known names such as Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Edward Teller are usually those that surround the creation of the atom bomb. One name that is rarely mentioned is Leo Szilard, known in scientific circles as “father of the atom bomb.” The man who first developed the idea of harnessing energy from nuclear chain reactions, he is curiously buried with barely a trace in the history of this well-known and controversial topic. Born in Hungary and educated in Berlin, he escaped Hitler’s Germany in 1933 and that first year developed his concept of nuclear chain reactions. In order to prevent Nazi scientists from stealing his ideas, he kept his theories secret, until he and Albert Einstein pressed the US government to research atomic reactions and designed the first nuclear reactor. Though he started his career out lobbying for civilian control of atomic energy, he concluded it with founding, in 1962, the first political action committee for arms control, the Council for a Livable World. Besides his career in atomic energy, he also studied biology and sparked ideas that won others the Nobel Prize. The Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, where Szilard spent his final days, was developed from his concepts to blend science and social issues.

The Works of Samuel Johnson: Essay on the life and genius of Dr. Johnson [by Arthur Murphy] Poems, and tales

The Works of Samuel Johnson: Essay on the life and genius of Dr. Johnson [by Arthur Murphy] Poems, and tales

  • Author: Samuel Johnson
  • Publisher: N.A
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On the Edge of the World

On the Edge of the World

  • Author: Nikolaĭ Semenovich Leskov
  • Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
  • ISBN: 9780881411188
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 135
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Based on a true story of an early Russian missionary bishop's trip to Eastern Siberia. During his journey he learns through example and suffering that in indigenous peoples of all cultures there is dignity that must be recognized and built upon as a foundation for Christian conversion. Includes appendix, 7 line drawings.

The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano

The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano

Flowering Blood

  • Author: Sean Redmond
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231850239
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 256
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The Cinema of Takeshi Kitano: Flowering Blood is a detailed aesthetic, Deleuzian, and phenomenological exploration of Japan's finest currently-working film director, performer, and celebrity. The volume uniquely explores Kitano's oeuvre through the tropes of stillness and movement, becoming animal, melancholy and loss, intensity, schizophrenia, and radical alterity; and through the aesthetic temperatures of color, light, camera movement, performance and urban and oceanic space. In this highly original monograph, all of Kitano's films are given due consideration, including A Scene at the Sea (1991), Sonatine (1993), Dolls (2002), and Outrage (2010).

On the Edge

On the Edge

Mapping North America's Coasts

  • Author: Thomas R. Dunlap
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199974381
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 264
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With our access to Google Maps, Global Positioning Systems, and Atlases that cover all regions and terrains and tell us precisely how to get from one place to another, we tend to forget there was ever a time when the world was unknown and uncharted--a mystery waiting to be solved. In On the Edge, Roger McCoy tells the captivating--and often harrowing--story of the 400 year effort to map North America's Coasts. Much of the book is based on the narratives of mariners who sought a passage through the continent to Asia and produced maps as a byproduct of their journeys. These courageous explorers had to rely on the most rudimentary mapping tools and to contend with unimaginably harsh conditions: ship-crushing ice floes; the threat of frostbite, scurvy, and starvation; gold fever and mutiny; ice that could lock them in for months on end; and, inevitably, the failure to find the elusive Northwest passage. Telling the story from the explorers' perspective, McCoy allows readers to see how maps of their voyages were made and why they were so full of errors, as well as how they gradually acquired greater accuracy, especially after the longitude problem was solved. On the Edge tracks the dramatic voyages of John Cabot, John Davis, Captain Cook, Henry Hudson, Martin Frobisher, John Franklin (who nearly starved to death and become known in England as "the man who ate his boots"), and others, concluding with Robert Peary, Otto Sverdrup, and Vihjalmur Steffanson in the early twentieth century. Drawing upon diaries, journals, and other primary sources--and including a set of maps charting the progress of exploration over time--On the Edge shows exactly how we came to know the shape of our continent.

Simple Genius

Simple Genius

  • Author: David Baldacci
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0330506870
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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In Simple Genius, David Baldacci reintroduces the main characters from bestsellers Split Second and Hour Game. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are both haunted by their last case. Realizing that Michelle is teetering on the brink of self-destruction from long-buried demons, Sean arranges therapy for his reluctant partner. But instead of focusing on her recovery, Michelle unearths disturbing secrets in the hospital . . . Sean accepts a much-needed job. A physicist, Monk Turing, has died in mysterious circumstances near Babbage Town – a secretive establishment populated by an eccentric group of scientists and cryptographers, funded by an anonymous but powerful group. Meanwhile the dead man's young daughter, piano-playing prodigy Viggie, has secrets of her own. But what is the significance of the phrase 'codes and blood'? Directly across the York River from Babbage Town lies the sinister CIA training ground, Camp Peary, where Monk Turing's body was found. With both the FBI and CIA breathing down Sean's neck, can he discover the truth? And will he be in time to save Michelle from herself? Simple Genius is followed by First Family, The Sixth Man and King and Maxwell.

Reading on the Edge

Reading on the Edge

Exiles, Modernities, and Cultural Transformation in Proust, Joyce, and Baldwin

  • Author: Cyraina E. Johnson-Roullier
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791445419
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 217
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Examines the notion of exile and hybrid cultural identity in Proust, Joyce, and Baldwin, with implications for our understanding of modernism and the modernist canon.

Women on the Edge

Women on the Edge

Four Plays by Euripides

  • Author: Ruby Blondell,Mary-Kay Gamel,Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz,Bella Vivante
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135964610
  • Category: History
  • Page: 512
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Women on the Edge, a collection of Alcestis, Medea, Helen, and Iphegenia at Aulis, provides a broad sample of Euripides' plays focusing on women, and spans the chronology of his surviving works, from the earliest, to his last, incomplete, and posthumously produced masterpiece. Each play shows women in various roles--slave, unmarried girl, devoted wife, alienated wife, mother, daughter--providing a range of evidence about the kinds of meaning and effects the category woman conveyed in ancient Athens. The female protagonists in these plays test the boundaries--literal and conceptual--of their lives. Although women are often represented in tragedy as powerful and free in their thoughts, speech and actions, real Athenian women were apparently expected to live unseen and silent, under control of fathers and husbands, with little political or economic power. Women in tragedy often disrupt "normal" life by their words and actions: they speak out boldly, tell lies, cause public unrest, violate custom, defy orders, even kill. Female characters in tragedy take actions, and raise issues central to the plays in which they appear, sometimes in strong opposition to male characters. The four plays in this collection offer examples of women who support the status quo and women who oppose and disrupt it; sometimes these are the same characters.