Sports & Recreation

A Game of Inches

Author: Peter Morris

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 533

View: 642

Challenges popular misconceptions about the origins of key baseball elements organized in an encyclopedic format on the beginnings of everything from catchers' masks and hook slides to intentional walks and cork-center baseballs.
Sports & Recreation

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition)

Author: Paul Dickson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1008

View: 247

The definitive work on the language of baseball—one of the “Five Best Baseball Books” (Wall Street Journal). Hailed as “a staggering piece of scholarship” (Wall Street Journal) and “an indispensable guide to the language of baseball” (San Diego Union-Tribune), The Dickson Baseball Dictionary has become an invaluable resource for those who love the game. Drawing on dozens of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century periodicals, as well as contemporary sources, Dickson’s brilliant, illuminating definitions trace the earliest appearances of terms both well known and obscure. This edition includes more than 10,000 terms with 18,000 individual entries, and more than 250 photos. This “impressively comprehensive” (The Nation) book will delight everyone from the youngest fan to the hard-core aficionado.
Business & Economics

The Game of Inches

Author: Nigel Collin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 855

No spin, no fuss, no gurus: get the real secret to business success Game of Inches dispels the myth that success must come from disruption, and provides an actionable blueprint for real-world business achievement. Entrepreneur Nigel Collin interviewed over 80 successful Australian entrepreneurs and leaders to learn the key factors that make a successful business; in this book, he distils his findings into a simple process of four actions governed by three behaviours that will guide your path to the top. Examples and case studies eschew the limelight in favour of those on the front lines of business doing well, illustrating the revolutionary idea that you don't have to make headlines to be a success. By shifting your mindset from explosive, overnight success to a quieter, more consistent, more sustainable process, you gain the ability to reach the top and stay there. You'll discover that innovation is actually in reach, doesn't cost too much and is not really all that complex when approached from a growth-oriented mindset of making small changes consistently. You don't need to be Steve Jobs, and you don't need to create the next iPhone to be a success in business. What you do need to do is redirect your attention away from who you are and toward what you deliver. Learn what really drives sustainable success Discover innovation that's within reach right now Focus on what you do, not who you are Work toward a process of constant, consistent improvement Business success is not a one-off event or a single "eureka" moment. It's a continuous, step-by-step process of becoming better every day. Incremental change is the surest route to the top; though others may skip the climb in favour of a helicopter, those who earn the summit tend to stay longest. Game of Inches is your straightforward roadmap to no-nonsense, long-term business success.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Sports Talk

Author: Colin McNairn

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

View: 147

It’s game on in uncovering the many sports-inspired terms, expressions, sayings and images that populate our everyday language! That’s the challenge that this book takes on, using a playbook for each sport. It kicks off with an opening run through the game of football, then it’s out of the gate with wire-to-wire coverage of horse racing. After going for the fences and covering all the bases in the sport of baseball, the ball is kept rolling, despite many a sticky wicket, through the long-running game of cricket. A blow-by-blow account of the sweet science of boxing is followed by play-by-play accounts of 35 more sports that have been added to the roster. At the finish line, the top three sports, are scored on their relative contributions to everyday language, and declared win, place and show. The discussion is enlivened by lots of sports humour and anecdotes along with quotations from sports personalities some of which may sound quite familiar, much like déjà vu all over again.
Sports & Recreation

Level Playing Fields

Author: Peter Morris

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

View: 457

Ben-Zion Gold's memoir brings to life the world of a million Jews in pre-World War II Poland who were later destroyed by the Nazis. Warmly recalling the relationships, rituals, observances, and celebrations, Gold evokes the sense of family and faith that helped him through the catastrophe that followed.
Religion

I See That You Are Down, But When Are You Going to Get Up?

Author: Shawn McDowell

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 308

View: 889

If your life is in constant turmoil or if you are experiencing problems, don't expect others to change. Change comes from within, and what you lack within, you go without. www.shawnmcdowell.com