Australian football

Wink from the Universe, A

Author: Martin Flanagan

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN:

Category: Australian football

Page: 336

View: 529

'There's no one I trust more with my club's yarn than Martin Flanagan' - Bob Murphy The Western Bulldogs' 2016 premiership came from nowhere - they were the club with no luck, no stars, no right to win, no culture of success. They were the rank underdogs and they swept to victory on an unprecedented tide of goodwill that washed over the nation. Only Martin Flanagan could bring to life this particular miracle. The club's two guiding spirits - captain Bob Murphy and coach Luke Beveridge - welcomed him in, Beveridge making available his match diaries, pre-match notes and video highlights. Flanagan interviewed every player, watched every match, talked with the trainers, the women in the football department, the fans who never miss a training session, the cheer squad. What Flanagan shows is that the Bulldogs found a new way to play partly because they found a new way to be a team - a new way to support each other, even a new way to be. A Wink from the Universe takes us into the heart of the community Luke Beveridge and Bob Murphy dreamt into being with the support of the Bulldog people around them. This is a classic of sports writing - a book for fans of the club, and of the game, but also a book for anyone who wants to know how a group of people can will a miracle to happen.
Biography & Autobiography

The Boy Who Knew Too Much

Author: Cathy Byrd

Publisher: Hay House

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 343

Now in tradepaper: The compelling and heartwarming story of a young baseball prodigy who began sharing vivid memories of being famed American baseball player Lou Gehrig. At the tender age of two, baseball prodigy Christian Haupt began sharing vivid memories of being a baseball player in the 1920s and '30s. From riding cross-country on trains, to his fierce rivalry with Babe Ruth, Christian described historical facts about the life of American hero and baseball legend Lou Gehrig that he could not have possibly known at the time. Distraught by her son's uncanny revelations, Christian's mother, Cathy, embarked on a sacred journey of discovery that would shake her beliefs to the core and forever change her views on life and death. In this compelling and heartwarming memoir, Cathy Byrd shares her remarkable experiences, the lessons she learned as she searched to find answers to this great mystery, and a story of healing in the lives of these intertwined souls. The Boy Who Knew Too Much will inspire even the greatest skeptics to consider the possibility that love never dies.
Body, Mind & Spirit

A Young Boy And His Best Friend, The Universe. Vol. VII

Author: Sameer Kochure

Publisher: Sameer Kochure

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 150

View: 259

It’s such a joy, to play with a dear friend. Welcome to a spiritual fable that will win your heart. Dive into the world of mischief and wisdom. Look at the world sideways, and look at it upside down. Look at it through the wonder and imagination of a young boy. A boy who lives without a name and spends his day questioning his best friend, the Universe. His best friend can be a total goofball at times, and at times be surprisingly wise. Together they try to make sense of a certain blue ball going round in circles. Fall in love with these two unique characters as they laugh, cry and play together. Discover a friendship that will leave you wanting for a similar friendship in your own life. And don’t be too surprised if you find yourself in the young boy’s shoes once too often. That’s when you’ll find your new best friend grinning by your side. ——— The playfulness of Calvin and Hobbes meets the wisdom of Kahlil Gibran’s Prophet. Here’s a book that will inspire, empower and entertain you. A work of surprising innocence and staggering depth, it’s a timely antidote for the uncertain times we live in. If you enjoy books like The Alchemist, The Little Prince, and Calvin and Hobbes, then this book will have you turning pages and while doing a happy dance. Part of Sameer Kochure’s ‘The Good Universe Series’, these books can be read and enjoyed in any order. ——— PRAISE FOR THE SERIES: "And all of a sudden, the memory of my loved ones flashed back. The story went straight to my heart." - Amazon review. "It's a soothing read… instantly puts a smile on your face! :)" - Pooja Ambulkar, Pune. “Very cute and same time educating book. I recommend it to everyone… if you had a bad day or a good one.” - Amazon review “…I read it in the morning and now, I am all energised for my day." - Reader review, Mumbai. “…takes you back the by-lanes of your childhood when you wished for a friend like the Universe.. simplicity is the beauty of this book :) - Amazon review “…this book will make you happy.” - Amazon review ——— Don’t miss out on this beautiful friendship. Get this book now and find out why people around the world are falling in love with these two unique characters. ———
Fiction

A Young Boy And His Best Friend, The Universe. Vol. I

Author: Sameer Kochure

Publisher: Sameer Kochure

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 110

View: 273

Welcome to more new adventures. Welcome to a spiritual fable that will win your heart. There are two characters and a million lives in this book. A young boy with eyes that sparkle with mischief, wonder and innocence. And his equally playful, naughty and surprisingly wise best friend, the Universe. Join them on this rollercoaster ride through some of the life’s biggest mysteries. Fall in love with these unique characters as they laugh, cry and play together. Discover a friendship that will leave you longing for a similar friendship in your own life. And don’t be too surprised if you find yourself in the young boy’s shoes once too often. That’s when you’ll be the closest to your new best friend. Hop onboard already, these two best friends can’t wait to meet you! ——— The playfulness of Calvin and Hobbes meets the wisdom of Kahlil Gibran’s Prophet. Here’s a book that will inspire, empower and entertain you. A work of surprising innocence and staggering depth, it’s a timely antidote for the uncertain times we live in. If you enjoy books like The Alchemist, The Little Prince, and Calvin and Hobbes, then this book will have you turning pages and doing a happy dance. Part of Sameer Kochure’s ‘The Good Universe Series’, these standalone books can be read and enjoyed in any order. ——— PRAISE FOR THE SERIES: "And all of a sudden, the memory of my loved ones flashed back. The story went straight to my heart." - Amazon review. "It's a soothing read… instantly puts a smile on your face! :)" - Pooja Ambulkar, Pune. “Very cute and same time educating book. I recommend it to everyone… if you had a bad day or a good one.” - Amazon review “…I read it in the morning and now, I am all energised for my day." - Reader review, Mumbai. “…takes you back the by-lanes of your childhood when you wished for a friend like the Universe.. simplicity is the beauty of this book :) - Amazon review “…this book will make you happy.” - Amazon review ——— Don’t miss out on this beautiful friendship. Get this book now and find out why people around the world are falling in love with these two unique characters. ———
Body, Mind & Spirit

A Young Boy And His Best Friend, The Universe. Boxset: Books 1-3

Author: Sameer Kochure

Publisher: Sameer Kochure

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 330

View: 761

Welcome to a spiritual fable that will win your heart. Enjoy the first three volumes of this much loved book series in this one omnibus edition. Travel through life’s travesties through the innocent eyes of a young boy. Often lost and confused by everything that goes on around him, the young boy feels blessed to have a dear friend, the Universe by his side. The young boy’s best friend, the Universe knows everything but doesn’t show off, like a true friend. Fall in love with these two unique characters as they laugh, cry and play together. Discover a friendship that will leave you longing for a similar friendship in your own life. And don’t be too surprised if you find yourself in the young boy’s shoes once too often. That’s when you’ll find yourself closest to your new best friend. ——— The playfulness of Calvin and Hobbes meets the wisdom of Kahlil Gibran’s Prophet. Here’s a book that will inspire, empower and entertain you. A work of surprising innocence and staggering depth, it’s a timely antidote for the uncertain times we live in. If you enjoy books like The Alchemist, The Little Prince, and Calvin and Hobbes, then this book will have you turning pages and doing a happy dance. ——— PRAISE FOR THE SERIES: ★★★★★ "And all of a sudden, the memory of my loved ones flashed back. The story went straight to my heart." - Reader review. ★★★★★ "It's a soothing read… instantly puts a smile on your face! :)" - Pooja Ambulkar, Pune. ★★★★★ “Very cute and same time educating book. I recommend it to everyone… if you had a bad day or a good one.” - Reader review. ★★★★★ “…I read it in the morning and now, I am all energised for my day." - Reader review, Mumbai. ★★★★★ “…takes you back the by-lanes of your childhood when you wished for a friend like the Universe.. simplicity is the beauty of this book :) - Reader review. ★★★★★ “…this book will make you happy.” - Reader review. ——— Don’t miss out on this beautiful friendship. Get this book now and find out why people around the world are falling in love with these two unique characters. ———
Fiction

A Young Boy And His Best Friend, The Universe. Vol. III

Author: Sameer Kochure

Publisher: Sameer Kochure

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

View: 994

*First in the Series* Welcome to a spiritual fable that will win your heart. Travel through life's travesties through the innocent eyes of a young boy. Often lost and confused by everything that goes on around him, the young boy feels blessed to have a dear friend, the Universe by his side. The young boy's best friend, the Universe knows everything but doesn't show off, like a true friend. Fall in love with these two unique characters as they laugh, cry and play together. Discover a friendship that will leave you longing for a similar friendship in your own life. And don't be too surprised if you find yourself in the young boy's shoes once too often. That's when you'll find yourself closest to your new best friend. Hop onboard already, these two best friends can't wait to meet you! ——— The playfulness of Calvin and Hobbes meets the wisdom of Kahlil Gibran's Prophet. Here's a book that will inspire, empower and entertain you. A work of surprising innocence and staggering depth, it's a timely antidote for the uncertain times we live in. If you enjoy books like The Alchemist, The Little Prince, and Calvin and Hobbes, then this book will have you turning pages and doing a happy dance. This is the first book in the series. Part of Sameer Kochure's 'The Good Universe Series', these standalone books can be read and enjoyed in any order. ——— PRAISE FOR THE SERIES: "And all of a sudden, the memory of my loved ones flashed back. The story went straight to my heart." - Reader review. "It's a soothing read… instantly puts a smile on your face! :)" - Pooja Ambulkar, Pune. "Very cute and same time educating book. I recommend it to everyone… if you had a bad day or a good one." - Reader review. "…I read it in the morning and now, I am all energised for my day." - Reader review, Mumbai. "…takes you back the by-lanes of your childhood when you wished for a friend like the Universe.. simplicity is the beauty of this book :) - Reader review. "…this book will make you happy." - Reader review. ——— Don't miss out on this beautiful friendship. Get this book now and find out why people around the world are falling in love with these two unique characters. ———
Fiction

A Wink in TIme

Author: Pattimari Sheets Cacciolfi

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 211

Pattimari writes a book about a young woman who time travels from 2015 American to 1847 England. The story unfolds when she wakes up one early morning while being lifted up and out her bedroom window into the skies and lands in a carriage in England.
Fiction

Furious Universe Conquest

Author: Xue KunSheng

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 952

Dugu Hong, a child who grew up in a pack of wolves. When he was twelve years old, he met an extremely awesome master — — Xuanyuan Haotian. From then on, he embarked on a journey of searching for his past and conquering the world. Close]
JUVENILE FICTION

How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe

Author: Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: JUVENILE FICTION

Page: 432

View: 965

When seventeen-year-old Star Fuentez reaches social media stardom, her polar-opposite twin, Moon, becomes "merch girl" on a tour bus full of beautiful influencers and the grumpy but attractive Santiago Philips.
Science

When the Universe Took a U-turn

Author: Burra Gautam Sidharth

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 186

View: 396

This book addresses some of the baffling questions encountered at the final frontier of space and time related to particle physics and cosmology in the context of recent iconoclastic observations and developments. When particle physics stagnated in the early seventies, a new development emerged String Theory. For the past 25 years, String Theory, popularly called the "Theory of Everything," has mesmerized not just scientists, but also the general public. Yet a closer scrutiny today reveals that it is no more than a mathematical marvel. It has neither predicted anything nor has it been anywhere near verification. We are essentially where we were in the early seventies. Another chronic problem that Einstein had abandoned was the unified description of his theory of General Relativity that deals with the Universe at large and Electromagnetism which is to do with particles. Such a description is necessary even if it warrants a radical departure from our time-honoured ideas of space and time. A bright spot has now appeared in Cosmology. Iconoclastic observations in the past years have shown that the Universe is actually accelerating, driven by a mysterious Dark Energy. This book takes the lay reader through these uncharted waters and mind-boggling developments on an unimaginable journey from the ultra small to the farthest stretches conceivable, via such imagination defying concepts as extra dimensions and multiple universes.
Religion

God in an Open Universe

Author: William Hasker

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 214

View: 680

Since its inception, the discussion surrounding Open Theism has been dominated by polemics. On crucial philosophical issues, Openness proponents have largely been devoted to explicating the underlying framework and logical arguments supporting their perspective against competing theological and philosophical perspectives. As a result, very little constructive work has been done on the interconnections between Open Theism and the natural sciences. Given the central place of sciences in today's world, any perspective that hopes to have a broad impact must necessarily address such disciplines in a sustained and constructive manner. To date such engagements from the Openness perspective have been rare. God in an Open Universe addresses this deficiency. This book demonstrates that Open Theism makes a distinctive and highly fruitful contribution to the conversation and constructive work occurring between philosophy, theology, and the sciences. The various essays explore subjects ranging from physics to prayer, from special relativity to divine providence, from metaphysics to evolution, and from space-time to God. All who work at the intersection of theology and the sciences will benefit greatly from these essays that break new ground in this important conversation.
Juvenile Fiction

The Prince of the Universe

Author: Kasandra Strid

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 364

View: 508

"So Savenius is more powerful than Amenek-Ra?" "Oh yes," said Billy flat. "As Justin said, he is the Prince of gods." "Prince of gods," repeated Christian. "Prince of the Universe." He turned to Kalif. "Which one is more powerful?" General Falcon woke up from his blank daze. "That brings us to the Destiny of the Mythaeon. For it is his task to fight and destroy Savenius." The two boys from Earth turned to Justin, who answered their unspoken question. "These words came into existence after Lord Celonce and Savenius had vanished. It was joined to the Promise of the Mythaeon, saying: There will be a boy one day, who will rule the Realm in the Savus as the Prince of the Universe." Philip and Christian turned at the same time to Kalif. He did not feel like smiling, but did it anyway. "Nice future, don't you think?" "Great," said Christian sarcastic. "Don't you have a say in what you want to do? Aren't you afarid?" asked Philip. Kalif wanted to laugh, but did not make it. "That is the wonderful thing about destiny. My feelings towards everything have hardly any meaning, but they are far beyond fear."
Science

Fear of a Black Universe

Author: Stephon Alexander

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 812

In this important guide to science and society, a cosmologist argues that physics must embrace the excluded, listen to the unheard, and be unafraid of being wrong. Years ago, cosmologist Stephon Alexander received life-changing advice: to discover real physics, he needed to stop memorizing and start taking risks. In Fear of a Black Universe, Alexander shows that great physics requires us to think outside the mainstream -- to improvise and rely on intuition. His approach leads him to three principles that shape all theories of the universe: the principle of invariance, the quantum principle, and the principle of emergence. Alexander uses them to explore some of physics' greatest mysteries, from what happened before the big bang to how the universe makes consciousness possible. Drawing on his experience as a Black physicist, he makes a powerful case for diversifying our scientific communities. Compelling and empowering, Fear of a Black Universe offers remarkable insight into the art of physics.
Fiction

A Yuletide Universe

Author: Brian M. Thomsen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 312

Get yourself into the Christmas spirit with this powerhouse collection of Christmas stories from some of the world's greatest writers. The contributors to this Christmas anthology include well-known writers with strong fan followings such as Bram Stoker; Hugo Award-winning author of American Gods, Neil Gaiman; Hugo Award winner, Connie Willis; Anne McCaffrey; Harlan Ellison; Clive Barker; and many others. Curl up in front of a fireplace with this memorable anthology of 16 short stories. Hot cocoa is also recommended.
Science

Einstein's Universe

Author: A. Zee

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 282

View: 607

In his conversational style, Anthony Zee examines the nature of gravity and its role in our universe. Zee starts from a birthday gift that Albert Einstein received on his seventy-sixth birthday that worked on the main principle in his theory of gravity. From there Zee leads the reader through the implications of Einstein's theory and its influence on modern physics. Einstein's Universe in a witty and accessible style also examines how the theory of gravity has shaped our understanding of how the universe began, the development of stars and galaxies, and the nature of space itself. The new Oxford edition will include a new afterword by the author that will bring the subject matter up to date.
Biography & Autobiography

Seeking a Unified Universe

Author: Gordon Ziegler

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 122

View: 745

My earliest memory was of a bath in the middle of the day. I was accustomed to baths early in the morning or late in the evening. I was not expecting a bath in the middle of the day. Mom’s purpose was to prepare me for a birthday party. I don’t remember the party or the boy honored, or even the bath—just the unusual fact of it. It was an exception to a rule. Across the street from our apartment in north Seattle, Washington was a school—Seattle Junior Academy. My mother, Inas Ziegler, taught there. The school had nice large swings on the playground that I loved to swing in. I am sure my mother and my father (J. G. Ziegler) both frequently pushed me on the swings. But I do not remember that. I remember my Grandma Grace Ziegler pushing me on the swings. Another exception to a rule. My next memory was being babysat in the evening with my brother Jim in an older couple’s home. What made that memorable was that they ate cold cereal in the evening. I had only eaten it in the morning. Another exception to a rule. My father and mother had gone out for the night conducting evangelistic meetings—playing the piano, singing, making chalk drawings, preaching, and showing slides on the screen. My parents were very successful in their efforts, and attracted a lot of favorable attention from the higher ups in our church. Growing up in such a family was an exception to the general rule in the church. It tended to make one either rebellious or specially conformant to what one perceived as the truth. I early chose the latter approach. My next memories were from our next home in a peach orchard in Kirkland, Washington.
Fiction

A Liaden Universe Constellation

Author: Sharon Lee

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 487

BOOK 3 in the multivolume Liaden Universe ï short fiction collection. Tales of the Liaden Universeï brought together for the first time. Space opera and romance on a grand scale in a galaxy full of interstellar trading clans. A dozen recent Liaden Universe short works are added to the collection in the third volume of A Liaden Universe Constellation. Ranging from comic to cosmic, only one of these works was first published before 2011. These welcome new additions bring the collected Constellation of Lee & Miller Liaden short stories to 45 works in three mega-volumes. The nationally best-selling Liaden Universeï novels are treasured by space opera aficionados for their wit, world-building, strong characterizations, tender romance, and edge-of-the-chair action. Since 1995, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller also created shorter tales, illuminating additional facets of the Liaden experience. Here is a vast tapestry of tales of the scouts, artists, traders, priestesses, sleight of hand magicians, and pilots who fill the Liaden Universeï with the excitement, action, and romance that readers of the hit series have come to adore. Contains all new entries published after 2011. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About A Liaden Universe Constellation Volume 1: _. . . adds a bit of sparkle to ordinary life. . . . This series [is] . . . the premier place to find good romantic SF adventure. . . . strong characters finding their own way (and, often, each other) in an action-packed galaxy of worlds. . . . Every story stands on its own; readers dont have to be familiar with the Liaden universe. Those who have had the pleasure, though, will find many connections to existing tales.Ó ¾Analog on A Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume 1. About the Liaden Universeï series: _Every now and then you come across an author, or in this case, a pair, who write exactly what you want to read, the characters and personalities that make you enjoy meeting them. . . . I rarely rave on and on about stories, but I am devoted to Lee and Miller novels and stories.Ó ¾Anne McCaffrey _These authors consistently deliver stories with a rich, textured setting, intricate plotting, and vivid, interesting characters from fully-realized cultures, both human and alien, and each book gets better.Ó_Elizabeth Moon _[A] recommended, powerful pick. . .a fast-paced military and political thriller.Ó¾Midwest Book Review on Ghost Ship _[D]elightful stories of adventure and romance set in a far future. . .space opera milieu. Its all a rather heady mix of Gordon R. Dickson, the Forsythe Saga, and Victoria Holt, with Lee and Milliers own unique touches making it all sparkle and sizzle. Anyone whose taste runs toward SF in the true romantic tradition cant help but like the Liaden Universe.Ó¾Analog _[T]he many fans of the Liad universe will welcome the latestãcontinuing young pilot Theo Waitleys adventures.Ó _ Booklist on Saltation _[A]ficionados of intelligent space opera will be thoroughly entertained. . .[T]he authors' craftsmanship is top-notch.Ó _Publishers Weekly on Lee and Millers popular Liaden Universeï thriller, I Dare