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The Power Of Two

Author : Isabel Stenzel Byrnes
ISBN : 9780826273420
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For most people, a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis means the certainty of a life ended too soon. But for Isabel Stenzel Byrnes and Anabel Stenzel, twin girls with the disease, what began as a family’s stubborn determination grew into a miracle. The tragedy of CF has been touchingly recounted in such books as Frank Deford’s Alex: The Life of a Child, but The Power of Two is the first book to portray the symbiotic relationship of twins who share this life-threatening disease through adulthood.Isabel and Anabel tell of their lifelong struggle to pursue normal lives with cystic fibrosis while grappling with the realization that they will die young. Their story reflects the physical and emotional challenges of a particularly aggressive form of CF and is an honest and gripping portrayal of the daily struggle associated with long-term hospitalization, the impact of chronic illness on marriage and family, and the importance of a support network to continuing survival. Born in 1972, seventeen years before scientists discovered the genetic mutation that causes CF, the Stenzel twins endured the daily regimen of chest percussion, frequent doctor visits, and lengthy hospitalizations. But in the face of innumerable setbacks, their deep-seated dependence on each other allowed them to survive long enough to reap the benefits of the miraculous lung transplants that marked a turning point in their lives: “We have an old life—one of growing up with chronic illness—and anew life—one of opportunities and gifts we have never imagined before.” In this memoir, they pay tribute to the people who shaped their experience. These two remarkable sisters have much to teach about the power of perseverance—and about the ultimate power of hope.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Power Of Two

Author : David Foster
ISBN : 1740510607
Genre : Fuelwood cutting
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Reissue of the humorous autobiography of David Foster, the world's champion axeman for an unprecedented 20 years. First published 1998. Tells the story of his life as a Tasmanian icon, woodchopper, sportsman and charity worker. Foreword by Sir Phillip Bennett, former Governor of Tasmania. Includes colour and black-and-white photos and index.
Category: Fuelwood cutting

The Power Of Two

Author : C. Cordón
ISBN : 9780230594968
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Power of Two presents the best way for your company to increase competitive advantage. By forming close collaborative relationships with a small set of customers and suppliers you can achieve a significant cost advantage over your competitors, increase your market share and achieve significant top line growth.
Category: Business & Economics

A Power Of Two

Author : Marjorie Caspe
ISBN : 9780595121434
Genre : Social Science
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A Power Of Two is written to convey our thoughts and ideas for future relationships between couples, dating or married. As a couple married for 42-years since our high school courtship, we firmly believe women and men (as well as adolescent girls and boys) can build more powerful relations with one another. Claiming no clairvoyance or prophecy, we hope A Power Of Two will help jump-start the individual process of stronger one-to-one relationships during the first century of the 3rd millennium. We believe women and men, of all religious beliefs and worldwide social customs can, during the next 100-years, evolve a common sense vision for forming and keeping values of equality in life's most important relationship. Customs for forming and maintaining relationships don't have to continue unchanged into the future. We think it important to modify old customs when better ways are found. History is not a road map of fate, taught by prior generations and extending into the future unchanged. Future history of relations between couples is only for living beings to write.
Category: Social Science

The Power Of Two

Author : Penny Bishop
ISBN : 1560901470
Genre : Interdisciplinary approach in education
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Category: Interdisciplinary approach in education

Powers Of Two

Author : Joshua Wolf Shenk
ISBN : 9780544032026
Genre : Psychology
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The power of collaboration, from Lennon and McCartney to Wozniak and Jobs: “An inspiring book that also happens to be a great read” (Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive). Throughout history, partners have buoyed each other to better work—though often one member is little known to the general public. (See Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, or Vincent and Theo van Gogh.) Powers of Two draws on neuroscience, social psychology, and cultural history to present the social foundations of creativity, with the pair as its primary embodiment. Revealing the six essential stages through which creative intimacy unfolds, this book shows how pairs begin to talk, think, and even look like each other; how the most successful ones thrive on conflict; and why some cease to work together while others carry on. At once intuitive and deeply surprising, Powers of Two will reshape the way you view individuals, relationships, and society itself. “A rare glimpse into the private realms of duos . . . A natural storyteller.” —The New York Times “A book about magic, about the Beatles, about the chemistry between people, about neuroscience, and about the buddy system; it examines love and hate, harmony and dissonance, and everything in between . . . Wise, funny, surprising, and completely engrossing.” —Susan Orlean “We sometimes think of creativity as coming from brilliant loners. In fact, it more often happens when bright people pair up and complement each other. Shenk’s fascinating book shows how to spark the power of this phenomenon.” —Walter Isaacson “Surprising, compelling . . . Shenk banishes the idea of solitary genius by demonstrating that our richest art and science come from collaboration: we need one another not only for love, but also for thinking and imagining and growing and being.” —Andrew Solomon
Category: Psychology

The Power Of Two

Author : Susan Foster
ISBN : 155168313X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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One of the most compelling figures ever to lace on a pair of skates, Carl Brewer was a gifted skater and stickhandler, renowned for his ability to control the pace of a game and to goad opponents into costly errors. His talents made him an NHL all-star and one of the cornerstones of a Toronto Maple Leaf dynasty. But he was also a loner playing a team game, a free spirit in an era when players were expected not to make waves. Teammates and management alike wrote him off as an eccentric, an enigma. At what should have been the peak of his career, he abandoned the game, embarking on a lifelong search for meaning in his life. Along the way he met Susan Foster, and together they would discover that purpose. The Power of Two tells the story of how Carl and Susan successfully battled the hockey establishment over the issue of player pensions. Together they uncovered fraud, corruption, and betrayal of trust, ultimately helping bring down the powerful Alan Eagleson. The Power of Two also provides intimate insights into Brewer, who was aptly remembered as a magnificent, misunderstood fanatic, and his enduring bond with the life partner and ally whose tireless support he depended on
Category: Sports & Recreation

Integer Partitions

Author : George E. Andrews
ISBN : 0521600901
Genre : Mathematics
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Provides a wide ranging introduction to partitions, accessible to any reader familiar with polynomials and infinite series.
Category: Mathematics