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The Smart Take From The Strong

Author : Pete Carril
ISBN : 0803264488
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“The strong take from the weak, but the smart take from the strong.” So said Pete Carril’s father, a Spanish immigrant who worked for thirty-nine years in a Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, steel mill. His son stood only five-foot-six but nonetheless became an All-State basketball player in high school, a Little All-American in college, and a highly successful coach. After twenty-nine years as Princeton University’s basketball coach, he became an assistant coach with the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. In 1997 he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Coach Carril inspired his teams with his own strength of character and drive to win, and he demonstrated time and again how a smart and dedicated team could compete successfully against bigger programs and faster, stronger, more athletic players. His teams won thirteen conference championships, made eleven NCAA Tournament appearances, and led the nation in defense fourteen times. Throughout his reflections on a lifetime spent on the basketball court and the bench, Carril demonstrates deep respect for the contest, his empathy and engagement with the players, humility with his own achievements, a pragmatic vision of discipline and fundamentals, and an enduring joy in the game. This is an inspiring and wonderful book, even for those who never made a basket.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Transatlantic Space Politics

Author : Sheng-Chih Wang
ISBN : 9781134116904
Genre : Political Science
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This book examines transatlantic politics through an analysis of 60 years of US-European strategic interaction in space. The significance of space politics for the study of transatlantic relations receives surprisingly little scholarly attention. As a theatre of interaction, transatlantic space politics reflects the vicissitudes of European and US power in the international system. An understanding of space politics is therefore vital in understanding the status and prospect of the transatlantic order. Using established IR theories, the author investigates transatlantic space politics and proposes a theoretical explanation, which is distinct from the conventional wisdom of the transatlantic security community. More specifically, he distinguishes between the constitutive and regulatory effects of the transatlantic security community, an approach rarely employed in other research in the field. Overall, this book suggests not only that the transatlantic institutional pillar requires repair, but also that the ideational factors need to be revitalised in order to consolidate the transatlantic alliance. This book will be of much interest to students of space power, transatlantic politics, strategic studies, foreign policy and IR/security studies in general.
Category: Political Science

Understanding Emerging Markets

Author : Stefano Pelle
ISBN : 0761935576
Genre : Business & Economics
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The rising power of emerging economies is analyzed in this volume which focuses on Brazil, Russia, India and China in order to understand market opportunites and issues relevant to doing business in these countries.
Category: Business & Economics

Inside Rikers

Author : Jennifer Wynn
ISBN : 9781429937603
Genre : Social Science
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Rikers Island--just six miles from the Empire State Building--is one of the largest, most complex and most expensive penal institutions in the world, yet most New Yorkers couldn't find it on a map. Jennifer Wynn, the director of the Fresh Start program at Rikers, takes readers into the jails and then back out-to the communities where her students were born and raised. She chronicles their journeys as they struggle to "go straight" and find respect in a city that fears and rejects them. Part memoir, part social commentary, Inside Rikers details the author's experiences on Rikers. Wynn offers a compelling portrait of its 18,000 inmates and how Rikers was transformed from one of the most violent jails into one of the safest.
Category: Social Science

Eat Smart Live Strong Activity Kit

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ISBN : WISC:89099175804
Genre : Older people
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"Designed to encourage older adults to increase fruit and vegetable consumption to at least 3-1/2 cups and to participate in at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each day. This intervention, designed specifically for program participants 60-74 years old, is intended to help nutrition education providers deliver services to a growing older adult population." -- letter.
Category: Older people

The Rule Of Four

Author : Ian Caldwell
ISBN : 0440296404
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

10 Secrets To Living Smart Savvy And Strong

Author : Pam Farrel
ISBN : 9780736943956
Genre : Religion
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Reveals ten secrets to thriving as a woman in middle-age, including trusting God with life-impacting decisions, attaining peace with life changes, and choosing joy regardless of the obstacles in one's life.
Category: Religion

Leslie Sansone S Eat Smart Walk Strong

Author : Leslie Sansone
ISBN : 9780759514973
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A bestselling fitness guru turns her expertise and experience to teaching her fans how to develop the healthy eating habits that have worked for her. Her proven six-week plan allows readers to experiment with different methods and adopt the healthy habits that are most effective for them.
Category: Health & Fitness

I Wasn T Strong Like This When I Started Out True Stories Of Becoming A Nurse

Author : Lee Gutkind
ISBN : 9781937163136
Genre : Medical
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This collection of true narratives reflects the dynamism and diversity of nurses, who provide the first vital line of patient care. Here, nurses remember their first “sticks,” first births, and first deaths, and reflect on what gets them though long, demanding shifts, and keeps them in the profession. The stories reveal many voices from nurses at different stages of their careers: One nurse-in-training longs to be trusted with more “important” procedures, while another questions her ability to care for nursing home residents. An efficient young emergency room nurse finds his life and career irrevocably changed by a car accident. A nurse practitioner wonders whether she has violated professional boundaries in her care for a homeless man with AIDS, and a home care case manager is the sole attendee at a funeral for one of her patients. What connects these stories is the passion and strength of the writers, who struggle against burnout and bureaucracy to serve their patients with skill, empathy, and strength.
Category: Medical

Strong And Smart Towards A Pedagogy For Emancipation

Author : Chris Sarra
ISBN : 9781317579205
Genre : Social Science
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Strong and Smart – Towards a Pedagogy for Emancipation tells the story of how Dr Chris Sarra overcame low expectations for his future to become an educator who has sought to change the tide of low expectations for other Indigenous students. The book draws upon Roy Bhaskar’s theory of Critical Realism to demonstrate how Indigenous people have agency and can take control of their own emancipation. Sarra shows that it is important for Indigenous students to have confidence in their own strength and ability to be as "able" as any other group within society. The book also compares and contrasts White perceptions of what it is to be Indigenous and Indigenous views of what it is to be an Aboriginal Australian. The book calls for Indigenous Australians to radically transform and not simply reproduce the identity that Mainstream White Australia has sought to foster for them. Here the book explores in what ways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are "othered" by White Australians. Sarra seeks to advance the novel position that it is OK to be other to White Australia. The question becomes, "which other?" The Indigenous Student should not be treated as the Feared and/or Despised Other, nor should they be coerced into wholly assimilating into White culture.
Category: Social Science