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Over The Top And Back

Author : Tom Jones
ISBN : 9780718180706
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Tom Jones' Over the Top and Back is at this special price NOW . . . 'For a lot of years, I've answered a lot of questions, but have never told my story before.' Across six decades, Sir Tom Jones has maintained a vital career in a risky, unstable business notorious for the short lives of its artists. With a drive that comes from nothing but the love for what he does, he breaks through and then wrestles with the vagaries of the music industry, the nature of success and its inevitable consequences. Having recorded an expansive body of work and performed with fellow artists from across the spectrum and across every popular music genre, from rock, pop and dance to country, blues and soul, the one constant throughout has been his unique musical gifts and unmistakable voice. But how did a boy from a Welsh coal-mining family attain success across the globe? And how has he survived the twists and turns of fame and fortune to not only stay exciting, but actually become more credible and interesting with age? In this, his first ever autobiography, Tom revisits his past and tells the tale of his journey from wartime Pontypridd to LA and beyond. He reveals the stories behind the ups and downs of his fascinating and remarkable life, from the early heydays to the subsequent fallow years to his later period of artistic renaissance. It's the story nobody else knows or understands, told by the man who lived it, and written the only way he knows how: simply and from the heart. Raw, honest, funny and powerful, this is a memoir like no other from one of the world's greatest ever singing talents. This is Tom Jones and Over the Top and Back is his story.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Over The Top And Back Again

Author : Brandon Wilson
ISBN : 0977053628
Genre : Adventure and adventurers
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"After hiking some of the world's great trails, Brandon Wilson was excited to hear about the Via Alpina, new paths running across eight countries along the backbone of the Alps. Besides promising immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it'd be the ultimate adventure. It meant climbing 3000 feet from valley to mountain hut every day 1200 miles for months. Optimistically, Wilson envisioned it as a European Appalachian Trail, only with better food and wine. Faster than you can say schnitzel, he coaxed his desk-jockey wife into joining him. Unlike their trek across Tibet, the couple wouldn't dodge bullets. But who knew ice fields, relentless rain, Fohn winds, lethal ticks and cow patties could be more dangerous. Then again, the beauty, weird situations and bizarre characters they'd meet would help put peril into perspective ... Over the Top & Back Again sweeps you along for an inspiring, yet slightly crazed look at the peerless Alps and at an everyday couple who dare to follow their most gonzo dream."--Wheelers.
Category: Adventure and adventurers

Effects Of A Precursor Shock Wave On Blast Loading Of A Structure

Author : J. R. Banister
ISBN : UOM:39015095073956
Genre : Blast effect
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A 6- by 6- by 20-ft structure located at a distance of 2000 ft from Ground Zero (GZ) was subjected to a precursor wave from the Priscilla shot, a 37-kt balloon shot detonated at an altitude of 700 ft. The wave struck a 6by 20-ft face of the structure with a peak incident overpressure of between 24 and 26 psi. Free-field measurements of overpressure, dynamic pressure, and force were made at the same radial distance about 25 ft from the end of the structure. Local asymmetries in the blast wave gave different incident conditions for points separated on a fixed radius by only 35 ft. Dust concentrations and dust momentum flux were higher close to the ground than at the 10-ft-high gauge station located near the structure and contributed significantly to the blast loading on the front of the structure. This dust was accelerated through a high-velocity flow that feeds downward to the lower layers. The unusual oscillation seen in records of overpressures on the structures in earlier tests was again observed. A relation between the incident overpressure and the ratio of the impulse on the structure to the incident impulse is suggested. Similar measurements were made on a 9 2/3- by 11- by 17-ft structure located at a distance of 1150 ft from GZ, where the peak overpressure was 87 psi.
Category: Blast effect

Gooseberry Patch Paper Fun For Everyone

Author : Gooseberry Patch
ISBN : 9781601400307
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 81.54 MB
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A visit to the local flea market will turn up the best crafting treasures...old game pieces, buttons, baubles and the charm of vintage ephemera...the most marvelous keepsakes! And this book has all sorts of clever ideas for goodies to give (or keep!) that will inspire you. ATC's or Artist Trading Cards are playing-card-size ways to share artwork with family & friends. A mini travel album topped with a vintage-style map is a terrific way to show off vacation photos, while a school album keeps all those sweet school pictures in one place. And a "baby sleeping" door sign everyone know to tiptoe past the nursery. The instructions are simple and the results are wonderful! Call your best girlfriends and make a day of it...there's oodles of fun to be had!
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Ocean On Top

Author : Hal Clement
ISBN : 9780575110243
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 80.51 MB
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Light on Bottom... The light was artificial. Believe it if you can. I realise that for a normal person it's hard. Wasting watts to light up the outdoors is bad enough. Spending the world's limited power to illuminate the sea bottom, though - well, for a few moments I was too furious to think straight. My job has brought me into contact with people who were careless with energy, with people who stole it, and even with people who misused it; but this was a brand-new dimension! I was lower now and could see acres and acres of light stretching off to the north, east, and west until it blurred out of sight. Acres and acres lighted by things suspended a few yards above the level bottom, things visible only as black specks in the centre of slightly brighter areas. Then I got my anger under control, or maybe my fear did it for me. I suddenly realised that if I hit bottom the way I was heading I might never be able to get back to the... Ocean on Top.
Category: Fiction

Quantum Physics

Author : Alastair Rae
ISBN : 9781107394483
Genre : Science
File Size : 53.38 MB
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Quantum physics is believed to be the fundamental theory underlying our understanding of the physical universe. However, it is based on concepts and principles that have always been difficult to understand and controversial in their interpretation. This book aims to explain these issues using a minimum of technical language and mathematics. After a brief introduction to the ideas of quantum physics, the problems of interpretation are identified and explained. The rest of the book surveys, describes and criticises a range of suggestions that have been made with the aim of resolving these problems; these include the traditional, or 'Copenhagen' interpretation, the possible role of the conscious mind in measurement and the postulate of parallel universes. This new edition has been revised throughout to take into account developments in this field over the past fifteen years, including the idea of 'consistent histories' to which a completely new chapter is devoted.
Category: Science


Author : Therese Laskey
ISBN : 0811856526
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 65.57 MB
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A colorful assortment of plush toys features twenty-five unique designs contributed by international artists, with simple, step-by-step instructions, ready-to-use pattern sheets, and colorful photographs that encompass a delicate snow bunny, cupcake pincushion, quirky robot, and other innovative creatures. Original. 17,500 first printing.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

100 Essential Things You Didn T Know You Didn T Know

Author : John D. Barrow
ISBN : 9781407020051
Genre : Science
File Size : 39.95 MB
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'If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.' John von Neumann Mathematics can tell you things about the world that can't be learned in any other way. This hugely informative and wonderfully entertaining Brain Shot answers a few essential questions about existence. It unravels the knotty, clarifies the conundrums and sheds light into dark corners. From winning the lottery, financial investment with Time Travelers and the weirdest football match ever to Sherlock Holmes, Elections, game theory, drunks, packing for your holiday and the madness of crowds; from chaos to infinity and everything in between, Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know has all the answers! BRAIN SHOTS: The byte-sized guide to all the things you didn't know you didn't know...
Category: Science

Dark Victory

Author : Ed Sikov
ISBN : 9781429921954
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 75.65 MB
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The legendary Hollywood star blazes a fiery trail in this enthralling portrait of a brilliant actress and the movies her talent elevated to greatness She was magnificent and exasperating in equal measure. Jack Warner called her "an explosive little broad with a sharp left." Humphrey Bogart once remarked, "Unless you're very big she can knock you down." Bette Davis was a force of nature—an idiosyncratic talent who nevertheless defined the words "movie star" for more than half a century and who created an extraordinary body of work filled with unforgettable performances. In Dark Victory, the noted film critic and biographer Ed Sikov paints the most detailed picture ever delivered of this intelligent, opinionated, and unusual woman who was—in the words of a close friend—"one of the major events of the twentieth century." Drawing on new interviews with friends, directors, and admirers, as well as archival research and a fresh look at the films, this stylish, intimate biography reveals Davis's personal as well as professional life in a way that is both revealing and sympathetic. With his wise and well-informed take on the production and accomplishments of such movie milestones as Jezebel, All About Eve, and Now, Voyager, as well as the turbulent life and complicated personality of the actress who made them, Sikov's Dark Victory brings to life the two-time Academy Award–winning actress's unmistakable screen style, and shows the reader how Davis's art was her own dark victory.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Common Medical Problems

Author : G. Sandler
ISBN : 9789400955844
Genre : Medical
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The Oxford English Dictionary defines diagnosis as: 'Identification of a disease by careful investigation of its symptoms and history' . Regrettably, the value of the history in the diagnosis of disease often seems to be neglected in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. The considerable advances in medical technology have made it easy to carry out a multiplicity of tests. As a result, there is frequently an unfortunate tendency to rely on the results of tests before decisions are taken on diagnosis and treatment, even though such tests are often of limited value in the manage ment of the patients. This book is an attempt to redress the balance and place the proper emphasis on the diagnostic value of a well-taken and perspicacious history. The main purpose of the book is to show that most of the clinical problems encountered in daily practice can be dealt with effectively and satisfactorily on the basis of a good clinical history. This should be supplemented by a prob lem-orientated clinical examination, the primary function of which is either to confirm and amplify the diagnosis provided by the history, or to refute it.
Category: Medical