Complete Book of Throws


Author: L. Jay Silvester,Jay Silvester

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736041140

Category: Fiction

Page: 167

View: 4353

"Whether you're preparing for high-level competition or just learning the event, Complete Book of Throws provides technique drills, conditioning exercises, and sample training programs for building the body, improving form, and perfecting each throw."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

Red Deer

Behavior and Ecology of Two Sexes


Author: T. H. Clutton-Brock,F. E. Guinness,S. D. Albon

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226110578

Category: Nature

Page: 378

View: 2979

Red Deer: Behavior and Ecology of Two Sexes is the most extensive study yet available of reproduction in wild vertebrate. The authors synthesize data collected over ten years on a population of individually recognizable red deer, usually regarded as conspecific with the American elk. Their results reveal the extent of sex differences in behavior, reproduction, and ecology and make a substantial contribution to our understanding of sexual selection.

Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer’s Edition


Author: Guinness World Records

Publisher: Guinness World Records

ISBN: 191056169X

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 216

View: 1902

It’s time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition! With over four million copies sold, this is the ultimate annual for every gaming fan. It’s bursting with the latest facts and stats on your favorite games from the futuristic soccer action of Rocket League to the psychedelic paint battles of Splatoon. And as Star Wars mania explodes once again, we explore everything Jedi in a special feature section. Plus, you’ll get a sneak peek at all-new games from the ever-evolving gaming universe! Get an inside look at the indie game scene, the big-money world of eSports, and a celebration of 25 years of Mario Kart. There’s everything from space shooters such as Destiny, to RPGs such as Fallout 4, to the hit sport series FIFAand Madden. We’ve got sims, strategy games, and horror titles, and we also take a look at the toys-to-life phenomenon. From League of Legends to The Legend of Zelda, it’s all here in the 2017 edition of Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition!

Divided Soul: The Life Of Marvin Gaye

The Life of Marvin Gaye


Author: David Ritz

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 085712160X

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 7946

David Ritz presents his uniquely candid and and intimate account of the tumultuous life of the Prince of Soul music, Marvin Gaye. Author Ritz has assembled years of conversations and interviews from his life as a close friend and lyricist to the gifted Soul sensation, and tells the Marvin Gaye story with fly-on-the-wall accuracy and detail. From his early years as an abused child in the slums of Washington DC, through his rise to the very peaks of the Motown phenomenon, his fall from grace and subsequent comeback, to his untimely death at the hands of his father, Marvin's story is the stuff of legends. The cast of characters includes the Jacksons, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross and countless other icons of the world of soul music.The definitive biography of an enormously gifted and sensitive musician.

Guinness World Records 2005


Author: Claire Folkard,Jackie Freshfield,Carla Masson,Rob Dimery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780851121925

Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 287

View: 1155

This special collectable, golden anniversary edition features all the classic records...World's Tallest Man, Most Women's Olympic Water Polo Titles - Australia (Sydney 2000), Longest running TV Chat Show - The Tonight Show and many more Also includes plenty of new, exciting records. Special 50th Anniversary Edition. Please note this book is not published until October 2004.

Tales and Sketches


Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9780940450035

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1493

View: 9257

Gathers all of Hawthorne's stories, including his retellings of classical myths for children

Rare Birds of North America


Author: Steve N. G. Howell,Ian Lewington,Will Russell

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400848075

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

View: 7567

Rare Birds of North America is the first comprehensive illustrated guide to the vagrant birds that occur throughout the United States and Canada. Featuring 275 stunning color plates, this book covers 262 species originating from three very different regions--the Old World, the New World tropics, and the world's oceans. It explains the causes of avian vagrancy and breaks down patterns of occurrence by region and season, enabling readers to see where, when, and why each species occurs in North America. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features, taxonomy, age, sex, distribution, and status. Rare Birds of North America provides unparalleled insights into vagrancy and avian migration, and will enrich the birding experience of anyone interested in finding and observing rare birds. Covers 262 species of vagrant birds found in the United States and Canada Features 275 stunning color plates that depict every species Explains patterns of occurrence by region and season Provides an invaluable overview of vagrancy patterns and migration Includes detailed species accounts and cutting-edge identification tips

A Fortunate Man

The Story of a Country Doctor


Author: John Berger

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307794180

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 5261

In this quietly revolutionary work of social observation and medical philosophy, Booker Prize-winning writer John Berger and the photographer Jean Mohr train their gaze on an English country doctor and find a universal man--one who has taken it upon himself to recognize his patient's humanity when illness and the fear of death have made them unrecognizable to themselves. In the impoverished rural community in which he works, John Sassall tend the maimed, the dying, and the lonely. He is not only the dispenser of cures but the repository of memories. And as Berger and Mohr follow Sassall about his rounds, they produce a book whose careful detail broadens into a meditation on the value we assign a human life. First published thirty years ago, A Fortunate Man remains moving and deeply relevant--no other book has offered such a close and passionate investigation of the roles doctors play in their society. "In contemporary letters John Berger seems to me peerless; not since Lawrence has there been a writer who offers such attentiveness to the sensual world with responsiveness to the imperatives of conscience." --Susan Sontag

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Remembering the Free Birds of Southern Rock


Author: Gene Odom

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0767910273

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 9024

An illustrated tribute to the legendary rock band chronicles the history of Lynyrd Skynyrd from their 1960s origins, through their rise to critical acclaim and commercial success, to the 1977 plane crash that took the lives of the band's founder, Ronnie Van Zant, and two fellow band members. Reprint.

The Twilight Zone Companion


Author: Marc Scott Zicree

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781879505094

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 466

View: 4669

The Twilight Zone Companion is the complete show-by-show guide to one of television's greatest series. Zicree's well-written account is fascinating reading for even the casual fan. Coverage of each episode includes plot synopsis, Serling's opening narration, behind-the-scenes stories from the original artists who created the series, and a complete list of cast and credits. Illustrated with over 200 photos.

Ivy and Bean


Author: Annie Barrows

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811876519

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 120

View: 5903

The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to hide, quick! Ivy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other. Vibrant characters and lots of humor make this a charming - and addictive - introduction to a new series. Includes bonus material! - Sneak peek chapter from the next book in the Ivy + Bean series Ivy and Bean and the Ghost That Had to Go by Annie Barrows, illustrated by Sophie Blackall

Guinness World Records 2016


Author: Guinness World Records

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910561010


Page: 256

View: 8187

The world's biggest-selling annual is back and bursting with thousands of amazing new records! Last year, ourdiamond anniversary edition was the Christmas #1. This year, we're building on this success to bring you an all-new design, thousands of exciting new and fully updated records, and exciting new photography from around the world. The 2016 edition is our most ambitious yet!

Guinness World Records 2004


Author: N.A

Publisher: Guinness World Records Limited

ISBN: 9781892051202

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 5052

Lists records, superlatives, and unusual facts in the areas of fame, business, crime, the natural world, technology, war, the arts, music, fashion, and sports.

Guinness World Records 2017


Author: Guinness World Records Editors

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910561324


Page: 256

View: 2438

The record-breaking record book is back with a fresh new design and 13 chapters containing thousands of new and updated records, awe-inspiring never-before-seen photographs and a bucketload of facts, stats, figures and trivia. Look out, too, for our all-new Factographic features and a special chapter dedicated to helping you become a record breaker...