The Art and Science of Race Driving - Revised and Updated Second Edition
Author: Michael Krumm
Publisher: Icon Publishing Limited
Category: Sports & Recreation
Written by a professional, Driving on the Edge covers the basic skills and reveals the latest advanced techniques for driving a racing car on the limit. Essential reading for beginner and experienced driver alike, it will also interest race team engineers and car enthusiasts who want to peek behind the scenes to learn more about the challenging world of the racing driver.
Author: John Drake Robinson
Publisher: Compass Flower Press
Water and Wilderness... Robinson's irreverent humor gets a workout in Missouri's back country. ...Beauty and Danger "I'd crossed a threshold, a no man's land scattered with rattlesnakes and rednecks, whirlpools and whiskey stills, deep woods caverns and cracks named after devils, nervous meth cookers and fish that jump up and smack you in the head. The journey was a wild, wooly hoot!" John Robinson is back on his second tour for the road trip reader. This book comes on the heels of his amazing and humorous first book, "A Road Trip Into America's Hidden Heart - Traveling the Back Roads, Backwoods and Back Yards." In addition to having his car, Erafnus as a character in the book, John introduces the reader to a new companion...
Author: Leonard Sax
Girls are cutting themselves with razors. Girls are convinced they're fat, and starve themselves to prove it. Other girls are so anxious about grades they can't sleep at night-at eleven years of age. What's going on? In Girls on the Edge, Dr. Leonard Sax provides the answers. He shares stories of girls who look confident and strong on the outside, but are fragile within. He shows why a growing proportion of teen and tween girls are confused about their sexual identity, or are obsessed with grades or Facebook. Dr. Sax provides parents with tools to help girls become confident women, along with practical tips on helping your daughter choose a sport, nurturing her spirit through female-centered activities, and more. Compelling and inspiring, Girls on the Edge points the way to a new future for today's young women.
Körperliche und mentale Optimierung im Motorsport
Author: Gernot Emberger,Alexander Prinz
Author: M. Desiree
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
On The Edge of the Pack Book two of the On The Edge series Olivia Mayors journey continues as she becomes part of the mythical world. After meeting CliffMarks enemyin On The Edge of the Forest, Olivia is positive that she is going to meet her death. She finds Cliff to save Mark, but the unexpected happens. Rather than the monster she is expecting, Cliff seems to be kind, but that does not fool Olivia. She is wary when he makes her a deal: become his and hell stop trying to kill Mark as well as all the other wolves. Under the circumstances, Olivia has no choice but to accept. Just as she accepts, the unexpected happens and Olivia becomes the very thing that she always thought was mythical: a werewolf. Struggling with the new feelings and emotions in her body, Olivia is faced with many more obstacles and challenges. Danger lurks around every corner from the consequences of marrying Mark, to child bearing and wolf hunts. Time after time, her family is endangered. When a wolf hunt starts unexpectedly, they leave their spacious home and move deeply into the forest of Pinecrossing where Olivia learns of a horrible truth: her brother died. Attending her brothers funeral in Idaho has consequences, but then again, doesnt everything? This is where Olivias journey really begins as, after his funeral, she begins to tell all of her family members good-bye. When she intends to do this with her sister, a secret is unraveled that will yet again forever change Olivias world: Cliff. He was back again, taunting Olivia. Playing games was a favorite of his, and Olivia prepared herself in every way possible to fight him to protect her family. Along the way truths are uncovered about her past. Truth about how exactly much her parents knew about this life; about the genes she carried. She also learns another family secret that will leave many questions answered, while others arise. Every day, trouble gets closer and closer. After Olivias sister, Christine, is threatened, Olivia is faced with yet another choice. She can either become a monsterCliffsand have no contact what-so-ever with her family, or she can sit back and watch as one by one, her family is murdered. Is she strong enough to save her family? Or is she selfish enough to put them in danger?
The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls Sexual Identity, the Cyberbubble, Obsessions, Envi
Author: Leonard Sax
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Family & Relationships
Girls are cutting themselves with razors. Girls are convinced they're fat, and starve themselves to prove it. Other girls are so anxious about grades they can't sleep at night—at eleven years of age. What's going on? In Girls on the Edge, Dr. Leonard Sax provides the answers. He shares stories of girls who look confident and strong on the outside, but are fragile within. He shows why a growing proportion of teen and tween girls are confused about their sexual identity, or are obsessed with grades or Facebook. Dr. Sax provides parents with tools to help girls become confident women, along with practical tips on helping your daughter choose a sport, nurturing her spirit through female centered activities, and more. Compelling and inspiring, Girls on the Edge points the way to a new future for today's young women.
Author: Thomas McGuane
From one of America’s most acclaimed literary figures (“an important as well as brilliant novelist”—The New York Times Book Review) a major new novel that hilariously takes the pulse of our times. The unforgettable voyager of this dark comic journey is I. B. “Berl” Pickett, M.D., the die of whose uncharmed life was probably cast as soon as his mother got the bright idea to name him after Irving Berlin. The boyhood insults to any chance of normalcy piled on apace thereafter: the traumatizing, spasmodic spectacle of Pentecostalist Sunday worship; the socially inhibitory accompaniment of his parents on their itinerant rug-shampooing business; the undue technical advancement and emotional retardation that ensued from his erotic initiation at the hands of his aunt. What would have become of this soul had he not gone to medical school, thanks to the surrogate parenting of a local physician and solitary bird hunter? But there is meaning to life beyond professional accreditation, even in the noblest of callings. Berl’s been on a mission to find it these past few years, though with scant equipment or basis for hope. Hard to say (for the moment anyway) whether his mission has been aided or set back by his having fallen under suspicion of negligent homicide in the death of his former lover. All the same, being ostracized by virtually all his colleagues at the clinic gives him something to chew on: the reality of small-town living as total surveillance more than any semblance of fellowship, even among folks you’ve known your whole life. Fortunately, for Berl, it doesn’t take a village. And he will find his deliverance in continuing to practice medicine one way or another, as well as in the few human connections he has made, wittingly or not, over the years. The landscape, too, will furnish a hint in what might yet prove, if not a certifiable epiphany, a semi-spiritual awakening in I. B. Pickett, M.D., the inglorious but sole hero of Thomas McGuane’s uproarious and profound exploration of the threads by which we all are hanging. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Andres Carvallo,John Cooper
Publisher: Artech House
Category: Technology & Engineering
Placing emphasis on practical “how-to” guidance, this cutting-edge resource provides a first-hand, insider’s perspective on the advent and evolution of smart grids in the 21st century. This book presents engineers, researchers, and students with the building blocks that comprise basic smart grids, including power plant, transmission substation, distribution, and meter automation. Moreover, this forward-looking volume explores the next step of this technology’s evolution. It provides a detailed explanation of how an advanced smart grid incorporates demand response with smart appliances and management mechanisms for distributed generation, energy storage, and electric vehicles. This updated second edition focuses on the disruptive impact of DER. This new edition also includes a glossary with well over 100 acronyms and terms, acknowledging the tremendous challenge for a student of smart energy and smart grid to grasp this complex industry.
Rethinking International Cooperation in a Complex World
Author: Ben Ramalingam
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Business & Economics
Many agree that the foreign aid system - which today involves virtually every nation on earth - needs drastic change. But there is much conflict as to what should be done. In Aid on the Edge of Chaos, Ben Ramalingam argues that what is most needed is the creative and innovative transformation of how aid works. Foreign aid today is dominated by linear, mechanistic ideas that emerged from early twentieth century industry, and are ill-suited to the world we face today. The problems and systems aid agencies deal with on a daily basis have more in common with ecosystems than machines: they are interconnected, diverse, and dynamic; they cannot be just simply re-engineered or fixed. Outside of aid, social scientists, economists, business leaders, and policy makers have started applying innovative and scientific approaches to such problems, informed by ideas from the 'new science' of complex adaptive systems. Inspired by these efforts, aid practitioners and researchers have started experimenting with such approaches in their own work. This book showcases the experiences, insights, and often remarkable results of innovative thinkers and practitioners who are working to bring these approaches into the mainstream of aid. From transforming child malnutrition to rethinking economic growth, from building peace to reversing desertification, from rural Vietnam to urban Kenya, the ideas of complex systems thinking are starting to be used to make foreign aid more relevant, more appropriate, and more catalytic. Aid on the Edge of Chaos argues that such ideas and approaches should play a vital part of the transformation of aid. Aid should move from being an imperfect post-World War II global resource transfer system, to a new form of global cooperation that is truly fit for the twenty-first century.
Author: Brian Ball
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Off-duty Police Constable Arthur Root is playing a round at Wolvers, his local golf club. However, he soon finds himself back on duty when a JCB driver working there digs up the body of a man. Root protects the excavated area as a crime scene. The man had been murdered, and is identified as Roger Hancock, a former member of the club. When there is a second brutal murder, involving many members of the golf club - Root himself becomes implicated...
Travels with Enduring People in Vanishing Lands
Author: Jules Pretty
Publisher: Cornell University Press
In The Edge of Extinction, Jules Pretty explores life and change in a dozen environments and cultures across the world, taking us on a series of remarkable journeys through deserts, coasts, mountains, steppes, snowscapes, marshes, and farms to show that there are many different ways to live in cooperation with nature. From these accounts of people living close to the land and close to the edge emerge a larger story about sustainability and the future of the planet. Pretty addresses not only current threats to natural and cultural diversity but also the unsustainability of modern lifestyles typical of industrialized countries. In a very real sense, Pretty discovers, what we manage to preserve now may well save us later. Jules Pretty's travels take him among the Maori people along the coasts of the Pacific, into the mountains of China, and across petroglyph-rich deserts of Australia. He treks with nomads over the continent-wide steppes of Tuva in southern Siberia, walks and boats in the wildlife-rich inland swamps of southern Africa, and experiences the Arctic with ice fishermen in Finland. He explores the coasts and inland marshes of eastern England and Northern Ireland and accompanies Innu people across the taiga’s snowy forests and the lakes of the Labrador interior. Pretty concludes his global journey immersed in the discrete cultures and landscapes embedded within the American landscape: the small farms of the Amish, the swamps of the Cajuns in the deep South, and the deserts of California. The diverse people Pretty meets in The Edge of Extinction display deep pride in their relationships with the land and are only willing to join with the modern world on their own terms. By the examples they set, they offer valuable lessons for anyone seeking to find harmony in a world cracking under the pressures of apparently insatiable consumption patterns of the affluent.
Author: Peter Jenkins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Chronicles a two-year journey along the Gulf Coast, from the Florida Keys to the border of Mexico, and shares the author's encounters with people he met along the way
ORAL HISTORIES FROM THE ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY
Author: Jason S. Ulsperger; Ph.D., Kristen Uls
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
On the Edge of the Ozarks details the lives of 15 elderly people who live in the Arkansas River Valley. Beginning with commentary on how we all age and why we should never ignore the stories of elders, it subsequently dives into vivid accounts from interviewees about childhood, family dynamics, school life, military service, employment, and growing old.
The Story of a Noyo Fisherman
Author: Jeanne Duncan
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The biography of a commercial fisherman at Noyo Harbor in the 1960s and 1970s. The reader is taken with him on his first day at sea, and into his worst Pacific storm.
A Paranormal Investigator's Explorations Into High Strangeness
Author: Philip J. Imbrogno
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A renowned paranormal investigator presents his most bizarre and amazing case studies, from haunted mines in New York to the legendary Bigfoot and elusive sea creatures, from strange psychic phenomena to the terror-inducing Jinn of old. Original.
Darkness on the Edge of Truth
Author: Randall E. Auxier,Douglas R. Anderson
Publisher: Open Court
Known as the working man's poet, the Boardwalk prophet, or simply, the Boss. If "love is a banquet at which we feed," Bruce Springsteen has provided much food for thought. In this collection of metaphysical probes, a gang of E-street philosophers will undress Bruce's deeper mysteries like irresistible Jersey girls. Can Springsteen settle the nature-nurture debate through his song "Born to Run"? What do the famous philosopher Ricuoer and Springsteen have in common in their depiction of time? These die-hard Springsteen fans, who just happen to be philosophers, compile an entertaining handbook to the field of Springsteen studies, covering topics like Springsteen's connection to Marx and the proletariat, Springsteen's concept of the soul, and his status as a poet.
Author: Tom Osborne
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Theres a seventeen story building in Battle Creek, Michigan that still stands today. Seventy-five years ago, a steel-worker by the name of Nelson Talltrees, died on the fifth floor during its construction. This is a story about how his ghost still haunts suite 501. Once the entity discovers whats important to those that have set up shop there, he seduces them by using their greed against them by promising them success. Nelson delivers on his promise, but in the process, the entity eventually takes control of everything in his victims life, until it pushes the victim Over the Edge.
A National Priority
Category: Run-off-the-road accidents
While this report highlights a number of remedies for keeping drivers on the road, the essential ingredient in improving our safety record is your commitment as the leader of a state department of transportation. Through AASHTO we have set an aggressive goal to reduce the nation's current level of highway fatalities by 1,000 every year for the next two decades. That will reduce highway deaths by half, on our way to the ultimate goal of eliminating them entirely.
Author: Driving Standards Agency (Great Britain)
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Category: Business & Economics
This Driving Standards Agency publication contains guidance on the official syllabus and practical test requirements for driving a large goods vehicle (LGV), as well as on driving techniques for different vehicles and conditions, load restraint, EC and UK legal requirements, working time and tachograph regulations, freight transport organisation, dealing with emergencies, new safety checks and minimum test vehicle requirements. This new edition includes information to help prepare for the extended theory and practical tests that link to the introduction of the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) in September 2009. It supersedes the 7th edition (2005, ISBN 9780115526565).