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Introduction to Kinesiology-4th Edition
by Shirl Hoffman

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English

Pages

555

Publication Date

March 11, 2013

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Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity, Fourth Edition With Web Resource, is the most cohesive introduction to the field of kinesiology available, demonstrating how its many disciplines integrate into a unified body of knowledge. This all-inclusive approach gives students a solid background in the field and prepares them for further study and course work. This engaging and jargon-free text also introduces students to job prospects and areas of study and professional practice in kinesiology.<br /><br />Introduction to Kinesiology, Fourth Edition, orients and prepares students for in-depth studies in their areas of interest. Its broad scope acknowledges students’ diverse interests and aspirations in professional and scholarly career tracks as well as teaching and coaching. Top kinesiologists expand discussion of physical activity beyond exercise, sport, or health-related activity in an effort to broaden conceptions of physical activity and the potential contributions of kinesiology.<br /><br />The contributors, each with specific expertise in the subdisciplines, share their perspectives in chapters complemented by full-color photos and illustrations. Students can enrich their learning experience by taking advantage of the following tools and features:<br /><br />• Chapter objectives help students keep the main ideas in mind as they read through the text, and summaries at the end of each chapter reinforce these concepts.<br />• Key points highlighted throughout each chapter stimulate interest and supplement information in the text.<br />• Study questions at the end of each chapter help students focus on key areas of the text.<br /><br />A fully integrated web study guide helps students explore and comprehend concepts presented in the text. Callouts in the text (or links in the e-book) direct students to interactive activities, such as scenario-based activities, drag-and-drop, selecting from a menu, or responding with short answers to photos and scenarios presented. New and unique sidebars in the web study guide detail the major goals of each of the subdisciplines, provide case studies of real-world careers, and offer examples and applications to promote critical thinking. Practical Plug-In activities in part II help readers experience how content knowledge of the subdisciplines leads to real solutions. Part III features the addition of A Day in the Life profiles, drawing additional attention to the work of professionals in the field. Additional study questions, review of key points, activity feedback, interviews with practicing professionals, and web search activities further stimulate interest.<br /><br />The fourth edition of Introduction to Kinesiology remains the leading text for orienting students to the discipline of kinesiology and its diverse professions. With its full-color format and engaging writing style, Introduction to Kinesiology, Fourth Edition, presents the unified discipline of kinesiology and the variety, complexity, elegance, and importance of physical activity.
The True Story of Fake News: How Mainstream Media Manipulates Mil...
by Mark Dice

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English

Pages

332

Publication Date

November 02, 2017

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Is fake news being spread through social media as part of an information war? Are political operatives publishing disinformation to smear the opposition and help their own agendas? Who creates fake news, how does it spread, and can it be stopped? <br /><br />What are the real world effects of fake news stories that go viral? Did it affect the outcome of the 2016 presidential election? Or is ‘fake news’ a fake problem, designed to justify tighter control over the mechanisms of sharing information online to drive audiences back to brand name media outlets because their audiences and influence are dwindling? <br /><br />Media analyst Mark Dice takes a close look at the fake news phenomenon and the implications of mega-corporations like Facebook, Google, and Twitter becoming the ultimate gatekeepers and distributors of news and information. <br /><br />You will see the powerful and deceptive methods of manipulation that affect us all, as numerous organizations and political activists cunningly plot to have their stories seen, heard, and believed by as many people as possible. <br /><br />The depths of lies, distortions, and omissions from traditional mainstream media will shock you; and now they’re colluding with the top tech companies trying to maintain their information monopolies. This is The True Story of Fake News. <br />
Dream Tech: How To Master The Art Of Dreaming
by Serge Kahili King

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English

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Publication Date

November 19, 2017

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The purpose of Dream Tech is to give readers an in-depth understanding of night dreams, day dreams, and the perception of life as a dream. along with techniques and practices for developing one's skills in each of these areas. The first ten chapters deal with night dreams and the next two are about what Dr. King calls the "In-Between State." These are followed by three chapters on Day Dreams and five chapters on Life As A Dream. The last chapter is about how to put all this together in Lucid Living.
Hallelujah: A Journey through Advent with Handel's Messiah
by Cindy Rollins

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English

Pages

96

Publication Date

November 10, 2017

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Reflections from Cindy Rollins, with essays by Karen Kern, Brian Phillips, Greg Wilbur, David Kern, Lynn Bruce, & Kerry Williamson. <br /><br />Celebrate Advent like never before, using these weekly and daily tools, all built around Handel's famous "Messiah" - one of the most lovely and important pieces of music ever composed. <br /><br />Included in this handbook:<br /><br />• Daily Guide to Listening to Handel’s Messiah<br />• Daily Scripture Readings<br />• Poems & Passages to Memorize Each Week<br />• Christmas Recipes<br />• Advent Hymns to Sing Together<br />• And Much More!
Accelerated Learning: The Most Effective Techniques: How to Learn...
by Ian Tuhovsky

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English

Pages

139

Publication Date

November 06, 2017

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<h1>Unleash the awesome power of your brain to achieve your true potential, learn anything, <u>and enjoy greater success than you ever thought possible.</u></h1><br /><br />Packed with proven methods that help you significantly improve your memory and develop simple-yet-powerful learning methods, <u>Accelerated Learning: The Most Effective Techniques</u> is the only brain training manual you'll ever need to master new skills, become an expert in any subject, and achieve your goals, whatever they may be. <br /><br /><b>Easy Step-by-Step Instructions Anyone Can Use Immediately</b><br /><br />●Student preparing for crucial exams?<br /><br />●Parent looking to better understand, encourage, and support your child's learning?<br /><br />●Career professional hoping to develop new skills to land that dream job?<br /><br />Whoever you are and whatever your reason for wanting to improve your memory, <u>Accelerated Learning: The Most Effective Techniques</u> will show you exactly how to do it with simple, actionable tasks that you can use to help you:<br /><br />●Destroy your misconceptions that learning is difficult - leaving you free to fairly pursue your biggest passions. <br /><br />●Stop procrastinating forever, eliminate distractions entirely, and supercharge your focus, no matter what the task at hand.<br /><br />●Cut the amount of time it takes you to study effectively and enjoy more time away from your textbooks.<br /><br />●Give yourself the best chance of success by creating your own optimal learning environment. <br /><br />Everything you’ll learn in this book can be implemented immediately regardless of your academic background, age, or circumstances, so no matter who you are, you can start changing your life for the better RIGHT NOW.<br /><br /><h1>Take control of your future with life-changing learning skills.</h1><br /><u>Self-doubt is often one of the biggest barriers people face in realizing their full potential and enjoying true success.</u><br /><br />In <u>Accelerated Learning: The Most Effective Techniques</u>, you'll not only find out how to overcome that self-doubt, but also how to thrive in any learning environment with scientifically-proven tools and techniques. <br /><br /><br /><br /><u><b>You'll also discover:</b></u><br />●How to use an ancient Roman method for flawless memorization of long speeches and complex information<br /><br />●The secret to never forgetting anyone's name ever again. <br /><br />●The easy way to learn an entirely new language, no matter how complex. <br /><br />●The reason why flashcards, mind maps, and mnemonic devices haven't worked for you in the past - and how to change that. <br /><br />●The simple speed-reading techniques you can use to absorb information faster.<br /><br />●How to cut the amount of time it takes you to study effectively and enjoy more time away from your textbooks.<br /><br />●The truth about binaural beats and whether they can help you focus. <br /><br />●How to effectively cram any exam (in case of emergencies!).<br /><br /><b>And much more!<br /><br />Discover the hidden secrets of accelerated learning and unleash your true potential by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page. </b><br />
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
by Angela Duckworth

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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In this instant <i>New York Times </i>bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”<BR><BR>Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.<BR> <BR>In <i>Grit</i>, she takes readers into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.<BR> <BR>Among <i>Grit</i>’s most valuable insights:<BR> <BR> *Why any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal<BR> *How grit can be learned, regardless of I.Q. or circumstances<BR> *How lifelong interest is triggered<BR> *How much of optimal practice is suffering and how much ecstasy<BR> *Which is better for your child—a warm embrace or high standards<BR> *The magic of the Hard Thing Rule<BR> <BR>Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, <i>Grit</i> is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference.
Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Lear...
by Kevin Horsley

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English

Pages

188

Publication Date

January 26, 2014

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<h2>Kevin Horsley Broke a World Memory Record in 2013...</h2><br /><b>And You're About to Learn How to Use His Memory Strategies to Learn Faster, Be More Productive and Achieve More Success</b><br /><br />Most people never tap into 10% of their potential for memory.<br /><br />In this book, you're about to learn:<br /><br /><h2>How the World's Top Memory Experts Concentrate and Remember Any Information at Will, and How You Can Too</h2><br />Do you ever feel like you're too busy, too stressed or just too distracted to concentrate and get work done?<br /><br />In Unlimited Memory, you'll learn how the world's best memory masters get themselves to concentrate at will, anytime they want. When you can easily focus and concentrate on the task at hand, and store and recall useful information, you can easily double your productivity and eliminate wasted time, stress and mistakes at work.<br /><br />In this book, you'll find all the tools, strategies and techniques you need to improve your memory.<br /><br />Here’s just a taste of the memory methods you'll learn in this book:<br /> <ul><br /> <li> The 3 bad habits that keep you from easily remembering important information</li><br /> <li> How a simple pattern of thinking can stop you from imprinting and remembering key facts, figures and ideas, and how to break this old pattern so you’ll never again be known as someone with a “bad memory”</li><br /> <li> How to <b>master your attention</b> so you can focus and concentrate longer, even during challenging or stressful situations</li><br /> <li> How to use your car to remember anything you want (like long lists or information you need to remember for your studies or personal life) <b>without writing anything down</b></li><br /> <li> Simple methods that allow you to nail down tough information or complex concepts quickly and easily</li><br /><li> How to combine your long-term memory (things you already know and will never forget) and short-term memory (information you want to remember right now) to <b>create instant recall</b> for tests, presentations and important projects</li><br /><li> The simple, invisible mental <b>technique for remembering names</b> without social awkwardness or anxiety</li><br /><li> How using your imagination to bring boring information to life can help you <i>dramatically improve your attention span and recall</i></li><br /><li> An incredible strategy for remembering numbers (the same system Kevin used to remember Pi to 10,000 digits and beat the world memory record by 14 minutes)</li><br /><li> How to use a mental map to <b>lock in and connect hundreds or even thousands of ideas in your long-term memory</b> (this method will allow you to become a leading expert in your field faster than you ever dreamed possible)</li></ul><br />If you're ready to harness the incredible power of your mind to remember more in less time, this book is for you.<br /><br /><b>About the Author</b><br /><br />For over 25 years, Kevin Horsley has been analyzing the mind and memory and its capacity for brilliance. He is one of only a few people in the world to have received the title of International Grandmaster of Memory. He is a World Memory Championship medalist, and a two-time World Record holder for The Everest of memory tests. Kevin is also an author of four books, and the designer of a mathematics game with the Serious Games Institute at North-West University Vaal Campus.<br /><br />His work has been featured in The Oprah Magazine, Time, Forbes, Inc., The Huffington Post, ELLE, Longevity and on numerous TV and radio shows. <br /><br />Kevin is an International professional speaker and has spoken in many different countries. He assists organizations in improving their learning, motivation, creativity and thinking.
A Mind For Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You...
by Barbara Oakley

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English

Pages

332

Publication Date

July 31, 2014

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<b>The companion book to COURSERA®'s wildly popular massive open online course "Learning How to Learn"</b><br /><br />Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a new skill set, <i>A Mind for Numbers</i> offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating material. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options—both to rise in the military and to explore other careers—she returned to school with a newfound determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life.<br />  <br /> In <i>A Mind for Numbers</i>, Dr. Oakley lets us in on the secrets to learning effectively—secrets that even dedicated and successful students wish they’d known earlier. Contrary to popular belief, math requires creative, as well as analytical, thinking. Most people think that there’s only one way to do a problem, when in actuality, there are often a number of different solutions—you just need the creativity to see them. For example, there are more than three hundred different known proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. In short, studying a problem in a laser-focused way until you reach a solution is not an effective way to learn. Rather, it involves taking the time to step away from a problem and allow the more relaxed and creative part of the brain to take over. The learning strategies in this book apply not only to math and science, but to any subject in which we struggle. We all have what it takes to excel in areas that don't seem to come naturally to us at first, and learning them does not have to be as painful as we might think!<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Mental Math: Tricks To Become A Human Calculator (For Speed Math,...
by , Ofpad - The School of G...

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English

Pages

172

Publication Date

October 18, 2017

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<h2>You don’t have to buy this book. Just read this till the end</h2> <br />You don’t have to buy this book. Just read this till end & you will learn something that will change the way you do math forever. <b>Warning:</b> I am revealing this secret only to the first set of readers who will buy this book & plan to put this secret back inside the book once I have enough sales. So read this until the very end while you still can.<br /><br /><h2>School taught you the wrong way to do math</h2><br />The way you were taught to do math, uses a lot of working memory. Working memory is the short term memory used to complete a mental task. You struggle because trying to do mental math the way you were taught in school, overloads your working memory. Let me show you what I mean with an example:<br />Try to multiply the 73201 x 3. To do this you multiply the following:<br />1 x 3 =<br />0 x 3 =<br />2 x 3 =<br />3 x 3 =<br />7 x 3 =<br />This wasn’t hard, & it might have taken you just seconds to multiply the individual numbers. However, to get the final answer, you need to remember every single digit you calculated to put them back together. It takes effort to get the answer because you spend time trying to recall the numbers you already calculated. Math would be easier to do in your head if you didn’t have to remember so many numbers. <br />Imagine when you tried to multiply 73201 x 3, if you could have come up with the answer, in the time it took you to multiply the individual numbers. Wouldn’t you have solved the problem faster than the time it would have taken you to punch in the numbers inside a calculator? <br /><br /><h2>Do the opposite of what you were taught in school</h2><br />The secret of doing mental math is to calculate from left to right instead of from right to left. This is the opposite of what you were taught in school. This works so well because it frees your working memory almost completely. It is called the LR Method where LR stands for <b>L</b>eft to <b>R</b>ight.<br />Lets try to do the earlier example where we multiplied 73201 x 3. This time multiply from left to right, so we get:<br />7 x 3 = 21<br />3 x 3 = 9<br />3 x 2 = 6<br />0 x 3 = 0<br />3 x 1 = 3<br />Notice that you started to call out the answer before you even finished the whole multiplication problem. You don’t have to remember a thing to recall & use later. So you end up doing math a lot faster. <br /><br /><h2>The Smart Choice</h2><br />You could use what you learnt & apply it to solve math in the future. This might not be easy, because we just scratched the surface. I've already done the work for you. Why try to reinvent the wheel, when there is already a proven & tested system you can immediately apply. <br />This book was first available in video format & has helped 10,000+ students from 132 countries. It is available at ofpad.com/mathcourse to enroll. This book was written to reach students who consume the information in text format. You can use the simple techniques in this book to do math faster than a calculator effortlessly in your head, even if you have no aptitude for math to begin with.<br />Imagine waking up tomorrow being able to do lightning fast math in your head. Your family & friends will look at you like you are some kind of a genius. Since calculations are done in your head, you will acquire better mental habits in the process. So you will not just look like a genius. You will actually be one. <br /><br /><h2>Limited Time Bonus</h2><br />Weekly training delivered through email for $97 is available for free as a bonus at the end of this book for the first set of readers. Once we have enough readers, this bonus will be charged $97. <br /><br /><h2>Why Price Is So Low</h2><br />This book is priced at a ridiculous discount only to get our first set of readers. When we have enough readers the price will go up. <br /><br /><h2>Click Buy Now</h2><br />Click "Buy Now" to lock your discounted price & free bonus worth $97, or you risk coming back at a later date or even a few minutes from now to see the price go up. Click the yellow button that says "Buy Now" and lets get started.
The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an America...
by Helen Thorpe

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English

Pages

417

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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From an award-winning, “meticulously observant” (<i>The New Yorker</i>) writer comes a powerful and moving account of how refugee teenagers at a Denver public high school learn English and become Americans.<BR><BR><i>The Newcomers</i> follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout the course of the 2015-2016 school year as they land at South High School in Denver, Colorado, in an English Language Acquisition class created specifically for them. Speaking no English, unfamiliar with American culture, their stories are poignant and remarkable as they face the enormous challenge of adapting. These newcomers, from fourteen to nineteen years old, come from nations convulsed by drought or famine or war. Many come directly from refugee camps, after experiencing dire forms of cataclysm. Some arrive alone, having left or lost every other member of their original family.<BR> <BR>At the center of <i>The Newcomers</i> is Mr. Williams, the dedicated and endlessly resourceful teacher of South’s very beginner English Language Acquisition class. If Mr. Williams does his job right, the newcomers will leave his class at the end of the school year with basic English skills and new confidence, their foundation for becoming Americans and finding a place in their new home.<BR> <BR>With the US at a political crossroads around questions of immigration, multiculturalism, and America’s role on the global stage, Helen Thorpe presents a fresh and nuanced perspective.<i> The Newcomers</i> is a transformative take on these timely, important issues.

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