In Pursuit Of Giants

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In Pursuit Of Giants

Author : Matt Rigney
ISBN : 9781512601053
Genre : Nature
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For millennia the great fishÑmarlin, bluefin tuna, and swordfishÑhave reigned over the worldÕs oceans and awed human beings. Naturalists, photographers, sportfishermen, and writers from Zane Grey to Ernest Hemingway have been inspired by their beauty, power, and sheer size. But like much other marine life today, these fish face perilous reductions in their populations due to destructive and illegal fishing, inept fisheries management practices, and dramatic changes in ocean ecology, including those wrought by climate change. In Pursuit of Giants is a moving elegy and a call to arms for the protection of these creatures, as well as a five-year, 75,000-mile global adventure story that takes author Matt Rigney on a quest to discover how once-thriving species are now threatened. RigneyÕs pilgrimage to encounter these giants takes him from the sportfishing mecca of Cabo San Lucas, to the Great Barrier Reef, from New Zealand to Nova Scotia, Japan and the Mediterranean, as he joins commercial and sport fishermen, marine biologists, fish-farming pioneers, and ocean activists to investigate the dangers these species face, and the various efforts being madeÑor notÑto protect them.
Category: Nature

The Chronicles Of Seth

Author : Augustus R. Kelvin
ISBN : 9780759631397
Genre : Fiction
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Move Mountain Move is a compilation of inspirational and motivational anecdotes, stories, and poems that cut straight to the heart of the reader. Hardly could one read this book without being forever challenged to collect the shards in his/her life and "rise above the ordinary." The mountains are metaphors for those pesky obstacles that present themselves as deficits. Their goal is to discourage peace, prosperity, harmony and self-actualization. And the mountain-mover is the individual who dares to move beyond those obstacles and demonstrate that with the right stuff there is no mountain that cannot be conquered. In the various pieces which are primarily real-life accounts, it is as if the reader is presented with a torch, which, when lit, provides much-needed impetus to aid him in his climb. When an individual reaches a crossroad in his life, there is an epiphany. When this happens, either he becomes discouraged and collapses at the the very sight of the mountain, or he seeks ways to defy the odds. No matter your social or economic status, those crossroads will appear at some point, and there is no running away from them. That's where Move Mountain Move comes in - it is a tremendous tool to help crush those mountains in your life. If you are "fired up" for change after reading Move Mountain Move, you are not alone! Move Mountain Move is intended for all ages. It has been deliberately written for easy reading. The valuable lessons and insights offered, however, can make a huge difference between defeating the mountains in your life and crumbling under them.
Category: Fiction

In Pursuit Of Giant Bass

Author : Bill Murphy
ISBN : 0963312006
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Category: Sports & Recreation

The Wave

Author : Susan Casey
ISBN : 9780767928854
Genre : Nature
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Traces the recent discovery of physics-defying ocean waves at heights previously thought impossible, describing the efforts of the scientific community to understand the phenomenon, the pursuits of extreme surfers to ride these waves, and the destructivecapabilities of tsunamis.
Category: Nature

In Pursuit Of Pennants

Author : Mark Armour
ISBN : 9781496206015
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The 1936 Yankees, the 1963 Dodgers, the 1975 Reds, the 2010 Giants—why do some baseball teams win while others don’t? General managers and fans alike have pondered this most important of baseball questions. The Moneyball strategy is not the first example of how new ideas and innovative management have transformed the way teams are assembled. In Pursuit of Pennants examines and analyzes a number of compelling, winning baseball teams over the past hundred-plus years, focusing on their decision making and how they assembled their championship teams. Whether through scouting, integration, instruction, expansion, free agency, or modernizing their management structure, each winning team and each era had its own version of Moneyball, where front office decisions often made the difference. Mark L. Armour and Daniel R. Levitt show how these teams succeeded and how they relied on talent both on the field and in the front office. While there is no recipe for guaranteed success in a competitive, ever-changing environment, these teams demonstrate how creatively thinking about one’s circumstances can often lead to a competitive advantage. Purchase the audio edition.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Giants Of Patagonia

Author : Benjamin Franklin Bourne
ISBN : MINN:31951001682479M
Genre : Indians of South America
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Category: Indians of South America

Giant Splash

Author : Andrew delete Baggarly
ISBN : 9781633191709
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Celebrate the golden age of San Francisco Giants baseball with Giant Splash, a firsthand account by Giants beat reporter and best-selling author Andrew Baggarly. Since the team moved to the shores of McCovey Cove in 2000, Giants fans have been thrilled by iconic players, historic moments, and heroic performances—not to mention three World Series championships. Giant Splash takes readers onto the field and inside the clubhouse for every unforgettable moment: Barry Bonds' record-setting home runs, Tim Lincecum's no-hitter, Matt Cain's perfect game, Travis Ishikawa's walk-off pennant winner, and many more.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Pursuit Of Perfect Packing Second Edition

Author : Denis Weaire
ISBN : 1420068180
Genre : Science
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Coauthored by one of the creators of the most efficient space packing solution, the Weaire–Phelan structure, The Pursuit of Perfect Packing, Second Edition explores a problem of importance in physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, and engineering: the packing of structures. Maintaining its mathematical core, this edition continues and revises some of the stories from its predecessor while adding several new examples and applications. The book focuses on both scientific and everyday problems ranging from atoms to honeycombs. It describes packing models, such as the Kepler conjecture, Voronoï decomposition, and Delaunay decomposition, as well as actual structure models, such as the Kelvin cell and the Weaire–Phelan structure. The authors discuss numerous historical aspects and provide biographical details on influential contributors to the field, including emails from Thomas Hales and Ken Brakke. With examples from physics, crystallography, engineering, and biology, this accessible and whimsical book touches on many aspects of packing objects. It will help you understand components of packing and aid you in the quest for the perfect packing solution.
Category: Science

Beyond The Days Of The Giants

Author : Paul D. Fisher
ISBN : 9781482203578
Genre : Business & Economics
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During the next 10 years, an estimated 40-50 percent of the partners in public accounting firms will retire. This exodus will place an enormous intellectual and financial strain on firms as they scramble to train and promote new partners, retire the existing ones in an orderly manner, and find the profitability to do so in extraordinarily lean economic times. Beyond the Days of the Giants: Solving the Crisis of Growth and Succession in Today’s CPA Firms is a practical, readable implementation guide for your firm to use during this next critical decade. It gives step-by-step guidance on how to: Create a growth culture founded in practitioner-led value creation, Build a no-new-cost practice system to operate within it , and Renew practitioner accountability, not to disappearing Giant-centered value creation systems, but to evidence-based value management practice—led by our New Giants.
Category: Business & Economics

New York Giants

Author : Lew Freedman
ISBN : 9781616731076
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Purchased in 1925 for $500 by bookmaker and businessman Tim Mara, the New York Giants were New York City’s introduction to professional football. The National Football League was a mere five years old---and for the near-century since, the history of football, the city, and the Giants has been inextricably linked. This thorough and thoroughly entertaining illustrated chronicle of the New York Giants football team tells the full story of the seasons, players, coaches, teams, and moments that have made history decade after decade. From the early years as an upstart sport in a big city heading into financial chaos, to the team’s triumph in the 1930s (including 1934’s famous “Sneakers Game” against the Chicago Bears); its return to glory in the 1950s behind the talents of Frank Gifford, Sam Huff, and Roosevelt Brown; and its pair of championship seasons in 1986 and 1990---these are the New York Giants, moment by colorful moment, right up to their upset victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. Crammed with player statistics and team records, and brilliantly illustrated with vintage and up-to-the-minute photographs, the book is a fitting celebration of a team whose name is synonymous with football in America.
Category: Sports & Recreation

On The Shoulders Of Giants

Author : Lines M E
ISBN : 0750301031
Genre : Science
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Mathematics is the only science with a methodology based upon deductive logic, whereas physics is a quantitative science based upon experiment and observation in which trial and error are inherent. Physics uses the most relevant mathematics, for example using group theory to explain the theoretical basis for the crystalline structure of solids, an illustration of how, time and time again, a mathematical theorem perhaps developed by a Greek philosopher is relevant to today's newly developed physics proof. On the Shoulders of Giants investigates the relationship between the disciplines of physics and mathematics and shows how many of the most significant advances of 20th-century physics rely on mathematics developed, sometimes much earlier, with no particular physics application in mind. Quoting from mathematicians such as Poincaré and Euclid and physicists such as Newton and Feynman, the links between the two disciplines are explored in the author's entertaining style, providing a fascinating account of the twists and turns in scientific progress through the ages. Challenging, stimulating, and questioning, the book explains how the uncanny ability of formal and abstract mathematics can interpret the properties of the physical world. Using a wide ranging set of examples, it illustrates the manner in which mathematics has been applied to physics and even points to directions for future research. The book discusses how to fill space without leaving gaps; Euclidean geometry, its limitations, and the bending of space; the laws of musical harmony, sound vibrations, and the confinement of electrons in solids; how to tile a floor efficiently; Newton's Laws of Motion, chaos, and the weather; group theory and garlic; the laws of chance; route-planning in Konigsberg with Euler; the rules that turn bath bubbles into suds; the shape of soot; and the Schrödinger equation and why a pendulum can never stop. Requiring some prior knowledge of physics and mathematics, this well-illustrated book will be of interest to all readers with an interest in physics and mathematics, in learning more about the role of mathematics as the formal language of physics, and in how physics and mathematics have influenced scientific research.
Category: Science

Media Management In The Age Of Giants

Author : Dennis F. Herrick
ISBN : 9780826351647
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The emergence of giant media corporations has created a new era in mass communications. The world of media giants—with a focus on the bottom line—makes awareness of business and financial issues critical for everyone in the industry. This timely new edition of a popular and successful textbook introduces basic business concepts, terminology, history, and management theories in the context of contemporary events. It includes up-to-date information on technology and addresses the major problem facing media companies today: How can the news regain profitability in the digital age? Focusing on newspaper, television, and radio companies, Herrick fills his book with real-life examples, interviews with media managers, and case studies. In a time when all the rules are changing because of digital technology, conglomeration, and shifting consumer habits, this text is a vital tool for students and working journalists.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reinventing Giants

Author : Bill Fischer
ISBN : 9781118602249
Genre : Business & Economics
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A compelling profile of an emerging Chinese competitor Chinese firms are reinventing their business models, theircorporate cultures, and themselves, becoming global competitors whoincreasingly offer knowledge rather than cheap labour in theirquest to join the ranks of the "world's best" companies. This bookoffers a compelling profile of the most ambitious of these emergingChinese competitors, the Haier Corporation (the world's largestmanufacturer of home appliances), and shares insights on how oneorganization has repeatedly reinvented its business model andcorporate culture in an effort to sustain its success. Reinventing Giants provides an exclusive look within theHaier Corporation and shows how managerial accountability andresponsibility have been repositioned at every level of theorganization, with the core value of market-centricity, whilealigning strategy on each level of management. It includes actualwork reports that show this process in detail from the ground up.The authors emphasize how a belief in the liberation of employeetalent has consistently been the driving force underlying Haier'ssuccess. Includes the remarkable story of Haier's turnaround and howthese lessons can be applied to other organizations Contains information for any company grappling with competitionin the global marketplace Shows how to liberate employees' talent to drive businesssuccess Written by Bill Fischer, Professor of Innovation Management atIMD in Switzerland, Umberto Lago, Professor of Management atBologna University, Italy, and Fang Liu, Research Associate ofIMD Reinventing Giants helps global managers rethink theirown business models and accompanying corporate cultures in order tobe able to apply Haier's lessons directly to their ownorganizations.
Category: Business & Economics

The Pursuit Of Perfection

Author : Sheila Rothman
ISBN : 9780307767134
Genre : Science
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What does it mean to live in a time when medical science can not only cure the human body but also reshape it? How should we as individuals and as a society respond to new drugs and genetic technologies? Sheila and David Rothman address these questions with a singular blend of history and analysis, taking us behind the scenes to explain how scientific research, medical practice, drug company policies, and a quest for peak performance combine to exaggerate potential benefits and minimize risks. They present a fascinating and factual story from the rise of estrogen and testosterone use in the 1920s and 1930s to the frenzy around liposuction and growth hormone to the latest research into the genetics of aging. The Rothmans reveal what happens when physicians view patients’ unhappiness and dissatisfaction with their bodies—short stature, thunder thighs, aging—as though they were diseases to be treated. The Pursuit of Perfection takes us from the early days of endocrinology (the belief that you are your hormones) to today’s frontier of genetic enhancements (the idea that you are your genes). It lays bare the always complicated and sometimes compromised positions of science, medicine, and commerce. This is the book to read before signing on for the latest medical fix.
Category: Science

Facing Lions Giants Other Big Dudes

Author : Cheryl L. Crane
ISBN : 9781440106095
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Facing Lions, Giants & Other Big Dudes is a fun 8-week fill-in-the-blank, circle-the-answer workbook. It captivates kids with exciting Bible adventures and walks them through kid-focused application questions to discover how they personally can live with courage. David reveals how to face personal giants. Joshua shows kids how to deal with daunting walls. Jehoshaphat teaches what to do when you're outnumbered. And with Peter, kids learn how to say the right thing despite opposition. Facing Lions, Giants & Other Big Dudes will help your students become Courage Superstars! Here's what others say: "It was cool how these men had courage to conquer their enemies with God's help!" Alexander Walsh Student, Age 9 - Rochester Hills, MI "Adventure-filled Bible stories captured my sons' attention...made them think about living out courage in their lives. Loved the clear explanation of accepting Jesus as Savior." Kevin Meek Campus Pastor - The Orchard Evangelical Free Church - Arlington Heights, IL "This series is great...one-of-a-kind...I love how scripture's presented, discussed, reviewed and applied to everyday life." Don Pedde Campus Pastor - Woodside Bible Church - Warren, MI "It'd be great if churches got hold of this series and made books available for children in the summer." JoElle Benson Mom of 4 - Sioux Falls, SD ..".talented children's writer...great communicator of God's Word...language flow and humor were so inviting for my children." Mary Hankins Homeschool Mom - Rochester Hills, MI "Creative, varied interactions with scripture really help kids make God's truth their own." Karen Shive Family Counselor - Oakland, MI
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

In Pursuit Of Right And Justice

Author : William E Nelson
ISBN : 9780814758281
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"His bond with the city mirrored his parents' relationship to their towns in the Old World, except that Manhatten offered him a future they could only imagine. Merely by working hard within a few square miles of New York, the young Weinfeld could become a great lawyer and ultimately a judge of national repute. Weinfeld's personal growth and socioeconomic mobility illustrates how the children of Catholic and Jewish immigrants were assimilated into mainstream American life during the course of the twentieth century. His unique approach to jurisprudence offers a model for the equal legal protection of all Americans."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Biography & Autobiography