Author: Julian Seaman
Publisher: Aurum Press
Release Date: 2014-07-23
Genre: Badminton Horse Trials, Great Badminton, England
Julian Seaman first went to Badminton as an autograph-hunting fan in the 1960s. He later decided to become a competitor. In his first year, his horse became lame. Year two, he completed the dressage in a rainstorm in a coat made in his tailoring class at college. Third time he fell. Indeed, he fell off several times on national TV and achieved immortality as the ‘What happened next?’ feature on BBC’s A Question of Sport.
The search to find one’s own limits and surpass them is what defines us as human beings. By consciously choosing to walk the path of most resistance, we come to a better understanding of ourselves, and our potential for physical, mental and emotional growth. And nowhere is this universal journey better represented than in the crucible of extreme endurance sports, where athletes are truly pushed beyond the bounds of what seems possible. Direct from the trenches of ultra-endurance racing and mountaineering, Dirty Inspirations takes readers through environments as majestic as they are unforgiving—all while presenting the unique perspective of a woman who has made it her life’s work to exceed her limits. From the brutal heat of the Sahara, to the deep jungles of the Amazon and the awe-inspiring peaks of Denali, Terri Schneider’s quest to find the answers to life’s ultimate questions have taken her to the furthest reaches of the Earth. Now, readers have the chance to experience for themselves what can truly be accomplished when you reject common sense, personal safety and preconceptions of what is possible. Seen through the eyes of one of the most diversely experienced female endurance athletes on the planet, the stories in Dirty Inspirations showcase discomfort as a virtue, reinvigorating the life-long athlete and providing encouragement to anyone looking to bring more action into their lives. Part philosophical journey, part spiritual awakening, and part riveting drama, the stories presented in Dirty Inspirations embody the incredible resiliency of the human body and the indomitable nature of the human spirit. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Michael R. Lindeburg, PE
Release Date: 2015-04-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The Most Comprehensive Book for the Computer-Based Electrical and Computer FE Exam The FE Electrical and Computer Review Manual offers complete coverage of Electrical and Computer FE exam knowledge areas and the relevant elements—equations, figures, and tables—from the NCEES FE Reference Handbook. With 15 mini-exams to assess your grasp of the exam’s knowledge areas, and concise explanations of thousands of equations and hundreds of figures and tables, the Review Manual contains everything you need to succeed on the Electrical and Computer FE exam. The Review Manual organizes the Handbook elements logically, grouping related concepts that the Handbook has in disparate locations. All Handbook elements are shown in blue for easy identification. Equations and their associated variations and values are clearly presented. Descriptions are succinct and supported by exam-like sample problems, with step-by-step solutions to reinforce the theory and application of fundamental concepts. Thousands of terms are indexed to facilitate cross-referencing. If you are preparing for a different FE exam, choose Michael R. Lindeburg, PE’s FE Civil Review Manual, FE Mechanical Review Manual, FE Other Disciplines Review Manual, or FE Review Manual. Topics Covered: • Circuit Analysis (DC and AC Steady State) • Communications • Computer Networks • Computer Systems • Control Systems • Digital Systems • Electromagnetics • Electronics • Engineering Economics • Engineering Sciences • Ethics and Professional Practice • Linear Systems • Mathematics • Power • Probability and Statistics • Properties of Electrical Materials • Signal Processing • Software Development
Author: Andrew Johnson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2016-10-30
The Ultimate Bodyweight Training Guide Calisthenics-The Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Training shows you how to increase your physical ability, athleticism, and build a lot of strength and power without spending hours at the gym. It relies on no equipment, making it affordable and easy for anyone to do, even from the comfort of their own home. With your bodyweight and some proven exercises, you will learn how to improve your strength, even as a beginner. Some of the things that you will find in Calisthenics-The Ultimate Guide to Bodyweight Training include: The basics of calisthenics and the benefits to your health A list of the best foods to increase your endurance The best workouts for beginners, intermediate, and advanced users. A weekly program in calisthenics to help you get started. Power and strength are not built just at the gym. Calisthenics-The Ultimate Bodyweight Training will show you how you can build your strength, power, and athleticism using no weights and even from home! Get Started Today!
My name is Layla and I was born under an unlucky star. For a young girl growing up in India, this is bad news. But everything began to change for me one spring day in 1943, when three unconnected incidents, like tiny droplets on a lily leaf, tipped and rolled into one. It was that tiny shift in the cosmos, I believe, that tipped us together—me and Manik Deb. Layla Roy has defied the fates. Despite being born under an inauspicious horoscope, she is raised to be educated and independent by her eccentric grandfather, Dadamoshai. And, by cleverly manipulating the hand fortune has dealt her, she has even found love with Manik Deb—a man betrothed to another. All were minor miracles in India that spring of 1943, when young women's lives were predetermined—if not by the stars, then by centuries of family tradition and social order. Layla's life as a newly married woman takes her away from home and into the jungles of Assam, where the world's finest tea thrives on plantations run by native labor and British efficiency. Fascinated by this culture of whiskey-soaked expats who seem fazed by neither earthquakes nor man-eating leopards, she struggles to find her place among the prickly English wives with whom she is expected to socialize, and the peculiar servants she now finds under her charge. But navigating the tea-garden set will hardly be her biggest challenge. Layla's remote home is not safe from the powerful changes sweeping India on the heels of the Second World War. Their colonial society is at a tipping point, and Layla and Manik find themselves caught in a perilous racial divide that threatens their very lives.
Author: Michael R. Lindeburg
Publisher: Professional Publications Incorporated
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering
FE Electrical and Computer Practice Problems contains over 450 multiple-choice problems that will reinforce your knowledge of the topics covered on the NCEES Electrical and Computer FE exam. These problems are designed to be solved in three minutes or less to demonstrate the format and difficulty of the exam, and to help you focus on individual engineering concepts.
Author: Kevin Swanson
Publisher: Whitaker House
Release Date: 2013-12-29
Of all of the possible curriculum choices used for the education of our children, the most important textbook of all is that which God Himself presented in the book of Proverbs. This book is the core curriculum. It is God's book on how to live life on planet earth. To disregard this book in the education of our children would be a colossal error.With this Study Guide on the book of Proverbs, you will learn God's basic truths as they speak to the classical philosophical divisions of epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics. You will grapple with the tensions of determinism and human responsibility. You will find an entire system of priorities for life's ethics and purposes. You will find the basic constituents of a biblical social system, as well as principles for sound economics, government, and general business management. The book includes both a proper theology, anthropology, and human psychology. Every education program will give you a system of categories by which you understand life, history, truth, ethics, and reality. Some systems have a semblance of truth, but they are fundamentally compromised because they do not begin with the book of Proverbs or the fear of God (Prov. 1:7).This study guide is the fruit of seven years of daily instruction in the book of Proverbs on the part of homeschooling father, pastor, and author, Kevin Swanson. Each lesson includes:A topical breakdownAn exposition in the form of illustration and applicationAnd, penetrating, application-oriented questions to stimulate family discussionsSpiral-bound. 265 Pages.
Using actual case studies from a variety of leading companies, Rewarding Teams provides a blueprint for building team reward programs that spur development and success. The book focuses on the three most important types of team-based rewards programs--recognition plans, project team incentives, and group incentives--offering readers detailed advice on how they can create and implement such programs themselves. Twenty-seven profiles of team reward and recognition plans from today's top companies give readers an in-depth look at how these plans work in actual practice. They also provide the basis for the set of best principles included in the final chapter.
This study guide is centered on the idea of 'problem based learning'. It contains over 400 focused problems with detailed solutions based on the latest NCEES® FE Computer Based Testing specification for Electrical and Computer exam.
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2000-06-29
Virginia Woolf tested the boundaries of fiction in these short stories, developing a new language of sensation, feeling and thought, and recreating in words the 'swarm and confusion of life'. Defying categorization, the stories range from the more traditional narrative style of 'Solid Objects' through the fragile impressionism of 'Kew Gardens' to the abstract exploration of consciousness in 'The Mark on the Wall'.
Author: Stephen R. Davis
Release Date: 2003-04-18
Includes an introduction to C++ as used in Microsoft's new .NET platform, including Managed Extensions, and the new Visual C++ .NET compiler. Updated for the new ISO C++ Standard. The valuable CD-ROM includes new Windows XP-compatible compilers, source code and examples, and assessment software to help readers guage their progress.