Sports & Recreation

Become the Arrow

Author: Byron Ferguson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 116

View: 383

History

Red Hat

Author: Renate Schukies

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 137

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Sports & Recreation

Archery-4th Edition

Author: Haywood, Kathleen

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

View: 674

Ideal for beginning to intermediate archers, Archery: Steps to Success details the skills, techniques, and strategies for shooting safely, accurately, and consistently. The Steps to Success format, complete with full-color photos, drills, and assessment exercises, allows casual archers, competitors, and bow hunters to progress at their own pace.
Science

Arrow of Time and Reality

Author: Anne Magnon

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 290

View: 122

What is Reality? What is the role of human consciousness in the shaping of such a concept? These questions are as old as mankind and gave rise to the MIND-MATTER dualism which preoccupied so many physicists: Schrödinger, Wigner, etc. This book considers the problem within the realm of contemporary physics, and shows that it could be related to that of ultimate entities. The author develops the viewpoint according to which human thinking activities are fruit of the Cosmos and of its combinatorial activity. Ultimate entities, the bricks out of which our universe is made, could be hidden, as a primordial alphabet, in the foundations of the pyramid of increasing complexity, which seems to unfold as a language and to culminate in the emergence of organized and thinking structures. This is analyzed in the context of cosmological screening and horizons (an expression of our lack of access to totality) where macroscopic and microscopic can mingle, where a unification of interactions and a matching of available arrows of time can take place. This context is also that of quantum evaporation of particle-antiparticle like entities, which triggers entropy increase, and of the overlap between General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. The problem of an (global) origin of the cruising (and evanescent) “Now” is considered. A creative principle (reminiscent of the biological mitosis) is also presented which is the generator of the “event” through breaking of temporal symmetry. In this perspective, time-flow is an emergent concept: Creation of the World is declined priority on the concept of “coming into existence”. Participant to the origin of the World, all (possibly virtual) processes are able to culminate into the phenomenon of consciousness and Self-Awareness.
Games

Games of the North American Indians: Games of skill

Author: Stewart Culin

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN:

Category: Games

Page: 846

View: 753

"Reprinted from the original 1907 edition published as the Twenty-fourth annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1902-1903, Smithsonian Institution"--T.p. verso.
Technology & Engineering

Construction Project Management

Author: John Frank Woodward

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

View: 939

In this book, Professor Woodward explains the principles and theories of project management and then describes how and when the different project management techniques can be applied. Starting from first principles, he explains what to manage and how to manage. This book is an ideal textbook both for current practitioners and for new students: for everyone who only gets one chance.
Science

Arrow-Pushing in Organic Chemistry

Author: Daniel E. Levy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 314

Find an easier way to learn organic chemistry with Arrow-Pushing in Organic Chemistry: An Easy Approach to Understanding Reaction Mechanisms, a book that uses the arrow-pushing strategy to reduce this notoriously challenging topic to the study of interactions between organic acids and bases. Understand the fundamental reaction mechanisms relevant to organic chemistry, beginning with Sn2 reactions and progressing to Sn1 reactions and other reaction types. The problem sets in this book, an excellent supplemental text, emphasize the important aspects of each chapter and will reinforce the key ideas without requiring memorization.
Fiction

Sugar Among the Freaks

Author: Lewis Nordan

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 849

Introduction by Richard Howorth and foreword by the author. The incomparable Lewis Nordan's first two collections of short fiction--WELCOME TO THE ARROW-CATCHER FAIR and THE ALL-GIRL FOOTBALL TEAM--originally published in 1983 and 1986, have long been out of print in all editions. Collectors' items, these two books are now almost impossible for Nordan fans to find anywhere.To rectify that, Algonquin is delighted to announce a selection of fifteen of the best stories from the two books, newly arranged and introduced by fellow Mississippian, bookseller Richard Howorth, and with a foreword by the author. Critics have called Lewis Nordan's fiction "extraordinary" and "marvelous" and "stunning" and "scorching" and "story-telling genius." The selected stories show that genius in the making. "Characters that people the South hobble and dance across the pages of his short stories."--United Press International; "Delightfully eccentric situations and colorful language add up to a work that is even stronger than WOLF WHISTLE."--Library Journal.