Every Twelve Seconds

Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight

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Author: Timothy Pachirat

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030015268X

Category: History

Page: 320

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The author relates his experiences working five months undercover at a slaughterhouse, and explores why society encourages this violent labor yet keeps the details of the work hidden.

60 Seconds And You're Hired

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Author: Robin Ryan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144811750X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Whether you're just starting out, moving onwards and upwards, or re-entering the job market, 60 Seconds and You're Hired! provides the quickest route to getting the job and salary you deserve. Filled with insider's tips from managers and human resource personnel and real-life success stories, it presents sure-fire strategies for success in your next interview, including: --The best response to the interviewer's questions --How to communicate that you are the best person for the job --What intelligent, informed questions to ask about the company and position --How to avoid common pitfalls that cause most candidates to fail --Negotiating the best salary and benefits package possible Robin Ryan's proven and easy-to-use techniques are certain to help you find a satisfying place for yourself in today's ever-changing business world.

28 Seconds

A True Story of Addiction, Tragedy, and Hope

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Author: Michael Bryant

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143186566

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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A night that began with a dinner to celebrate his eleventh wedding anniversary ended in a jail cell for Michael Bryant. He was charged with dangerous driving causing death and criminal negligence causing the death of cyclist Darcy Sheppard. Ironically, he had helped write the legal test for the same charges sixteen years earlier. Bryant, as Ontario's attorney general, was the man responsible for administering 500,000 criminal charges every year in that province. He now faced prosecution by the same justice system. The charges were eventually dropped, but nothing could undo what had happened to Sheppard-or Bryant.

Seconds away

Thriller

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Author: Harlan Coben

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641095360

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

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In jeder Sekunde lauert Gefahr ... Mickey will die Wahrheit über den Tod seines Vaters herausfinden – und macht eine verstörende Entdeckung. Da ereignet sich eine weitere Katastrophe: Auf Rachel wird geschossen! Sofort stellen Mickey und seine Freunde Ema und Löffel Nachforschungen an – und finden sich inmitten eines höchst mysteriösen Falls wieder, in dem sie nicht einmal der Polizei trauen können. Umso entschlossener geht Mickey der Sache auf den Grund. Doch je tiefer er in den Fall eintaucht, desto tödlicher wird die Gefahr ...

Seconds

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Author: Sylvia Taekema

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1459804031

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 107

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Even after dedicating himself fully to cross-country running, winning first place still eludes Jake, but when his training threatens to take over his life, he meets a new coach who helps him remember why he loved running in the first place.

In Seconds

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Author: Brenda Novak

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1488038295

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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“A must read.”—Fresh Fiction Laurel Hodges has changed her identity twice. She’s been on the run for the past four years, trying to outdistance the gang members who blame her for the death of one of their own. She’s finally found peace and stability in the small town of Pineview, Montana. But just when Laurel thinks she and her children are safe the nightmare starts all over again. The Crew, a ruthless prison gang with ties to Laurel’s brother, will never forget and they’ll never forgive. And now that they’ve finally tracked her down, they’ll stop at nothing. Sheriff Myles King, who happens to live next door with his thirteen-year-old daughter, appoints himself Laurel’s personal guardian. His growing attraction to her could change his life Myles is beginning to picture marriage and family. But it could also end his life. If he can’t save her, everything he’s built, everything he wants, could be destroyed. Originally published in 2011

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

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Author: Ted W. Lawson

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1612342310

Category: History

Page: 223

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From the Publisher: Ted W. Lawson's classic Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo appears in an enhanced reprint edition for the sixtieth anniversary of the legendary Doolittle Raid on Japan. "One of the worst feelings about that time," Ted W. Lawson writes, "was that there was no tangible enemy. It was like being slugged with a single punch in a dark room, and having no way of knowing where to slug back." He added, "And, too, there was a helpless, filled-up, want-to-do-something feeling that [the Japanese] weren't coming -- that we'd have to go all the way over there to punch back and get even." Which is what "the Tokyo Raiders" did. Lawson gives a vivid eyewitness account of the unorthodox assignment that eighty-five intrepid volunteer airmen under the command of celebrated flier James H. Doolittle executed in April 1942. The plan called for sixteen B-25 twin-engine medium bombers of the Army Air Forces to take off from the aircraft carrier Hornet, bomb industrial targets in Japan, and land at airfields in China. While the raid came off flawlessly, completely surprising the enemy, bad weather, darkness, and a shortage of fuel caused by an early departure took a heavy toll on the raiders. For many, the escape from China proved a greater ordeal. This anniversary edition features a foreword by noted aviation writer Peter B. Mersky and an introduction by Mrs. Ellen R. Lawson, Ted Lawson's widow, as well as twice as many photographs as the original book, several published here for the first time.

7 Seconds to Success

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Author: Gary Coffey,Bob Phillips

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1936107945

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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QUICK, you have seven seconds to Relate to someone who has just walked up to you. Can you do it? It s incredible, but many sales are made or lost in those first seven seconds.If, on the other hand, you were able to Read, Recognize, and Relate to his or her needs, you could substantially increase your income. You might even double or triple it.To do this, you need to understand four basic personality styles: the Thinker, the Teller, the Toucher, and the Talker. Each personality responds differently, so you need to react correctly.In "7 Seconds to Success," Gary Coffey and Bob Phillips share with you the proven 7-Second skills that will enhance your ability to gain respect and trust with prospects, clients, and customers. If you deal with people, don t miss this must-read book.Build bridges not barriers.You never get a second chance to make a first impression..

Seconds

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Author: Lois Wyse

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, American

Page: 330

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A look at the trials and triumphs of second wives follows the story of three women--Ivy, Bronwyn, and Sienna--as they cope with New York society, wealth, and wife number one

59 Seconds: Decision Making

Think A Little, Change A Lot

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Author: Richard Wiseman

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230766463

Category: Self-Help

Page: 15

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In 59 Seconds, psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman presents a fresh approach to change that helps people achieve their aims and ambitions in minutes, not months. From mood to memory, persuasion to procrastination, and resilience to relationships, Wiseman outlines the research supporting this new science of rapid change, and describes how these quick and quirky techniques can be incorporated into everyday life. Think a little, change a lot. Discover why even thinking about going to the gym can help you keep in shape Learn how pot plants make you more creative Find out why putting a pencil between your teeth instantly makes you happier 'At last, a self-help guide that is based on proper research. Perfect for busy, curious, smart people' Simon Singh, author of Fermat's Last Theorem 'A triumph of scientifically proven advice over misleading myths of self-help. Challenging, uplifting and long overdue' Derren Brown

5 Seconds to Death 05

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Author: Miyako Kashiwa,Saizo Harawata

Publisher: Egmont

ISBN: 3770455789

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

View: 9310

Der Morgen beginnt für Akira wie immer ... bis ein vermummter Hüne auftaucht und ihm auf offener Straße ans Leder will! Akira ist zwar ein leidenschaftlicher Gamer, aber das Spiel, in das er hier hineingezogen wurde, fordert weit mehr als seine üblichen Skills ... --- Dieses spezielle E-Book-Format kann auf allen aktuelleren Tablets und Geräten mit Zoomfunktion gelesen werden. Dein Leseprogramm sollte die Darstellung von Fixed-Image-E-Books im EPUB3- oder mobi/KF8-Format unterstützen. Weitere Informationen findest du auf der Homepage von Egmont Manga. ---

5 Seconds to Death 04

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Author: Miyako Kashiwa,Saizo Harawata

Publisher: Egmont

ISBN: 3770455770

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

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Der Morgen beginnt für Akira wie immer ... bis ein vermummter Hüne auftaucht und ihm auf offener Straße ans Leder will! Akira ist zwar ein leidenschaftlicher Gamer, aber das Spiel, in das er hier hineingezogen wurde, fordert weit mehr als seine üblichen Skills ... --- Dieses spezielle E-Book-Format kann auf allen aktuelleren Tablets und Geräten mit Zoomfunktion gelesen werden. Dein Leseprogramm sollte die Darstellung von Fixed-Image-E-Books im EPUB3- oder mobi/KF8-Format unterstützen. Weitere Informationen findest du auf der Homepage von Egmont Manga. ---

59 Seconds

Think a Little, Change a Lot

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Author: Richard Wiseman

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307593269

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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A psychologist and best-selling author gives us a myth-busting response to the self-help movement, with tips and tricks to improve your life that come straight from the scientific community. Richard Wiseman has been troubled by the realization that the self-help industry often promotes exercises that destroy motivation, damage relationships, and reduce creativity: the opposite of everything it promises. Now, in 59 Seconds, he fights back, bringing together the diverse scientific advice that can help you change your life in under a minute, and guides you toward becoming more decisive, more imaginative, more engaged, and altogether more happy. From mood to memory, persuasion to procrastination, resilience to relationships, Wiseman outlines the research supporting the new science of “rapid change” and, with clarity and infectious enthusiasm, describes how these quirky, sometimes counterintuitive techniques can be effortlessly incorporated into your everyday life. Or, as he likes to say: “Think a little, change a lot.” From the Hardcover edition.

Sixty Seconds

One Moment Changes Everything

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Author: Phil Bolsta

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416565779

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Spiritual awakenings, whether quiet and subtle or dramatic and breathtaking, are deeply personal events. More than half of us have undergone a spiritual transformation, each unique and life-changing. We may only have a moment or two to act or we may have a few months to sort things out. We may curse the gods or sink to our knees in gratitude. Th e circumstances vary but two things are certain. One, our life is about to change. And two, it's a day we will not soon forget. Sixty Seconds is an uplifting collection of intimate, heartfelt stories from prominent people who graciously share their personal experiences with the profound. Their moving, life-altering interviews powerfully illustrate that sacred moments of illumination and insight are available to us all.

Seconds Away (Book Two)

A Mickey Bolitar Novel

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Author: Harlan Coben

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101581565

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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This action-packed second book in international bestseller Harlan Coben’s Mickey Bolitar young adult series follows Mickey as he continues to hunt for clues about the Abeona Shelter and the mysterious death of his father—all while trying to navigate the challenges of a new high school. When tragedy strikes close to home, Mickey and his loyal new friends—sharp-witted Ema and the adorkably charming Spoon—find themselves at the center of a terrifying mystery involving the shooting of their classmate Rachel. Now, not only does Mickey need to keep himself and his friends safe from the Butcher of Lodz, but he needs to figure out who shot Rachel—no matter what it takes. Mickey Bolitar is as quick-witted and clever as his uncle Myron, but with danger just seconds away, it is going to take all of his determination and help from his friends to protect the people he loves, even if he does not know who—or what—he is protecting them from. From Kirkus Reviews: “Coben deftly weaves…multiple plot threads into a compelling whole. An involving thriller that moves like lightning.”

Copies in Seconds

How a Lone Inventor and an Unknown Company Created the Biggest Communication Breakthrough Since Gutenberg--Chester Carlson and the Birth of the Xerox Machine

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Author: David Owen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416598329

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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The first plain-paper office copier -- which was introduced in 1960 and has been called the most successful product ever marketed in America -- is unusual among major high-technology inventions in that its central process was conceived by a single person. David Owen's fascinating narrative tells the story of the machine nobody thought we needed but now we can't live without. Chester Carlson grew up in unspeakable poverty, worked his way through junior college and the California Institute of Technology, and made his discovery in solitude in the depths of the Great Depression. He offered his big idea to two dozen major corporations -- among them IBM, RCA, and General Electric -- all of which turned him down. So persistent was this failure of capitalist vision that by the time the Xerox 914 was manufactured by an obscure photographic-supply company in Rochester, New York, Carlson's original patent had expired. Xerography was so unusual and nonintuitive that it conceivably could have been overlooked entirely. Scientists who visited the drafty warehouses where the first machines were built sometimes doubted that Carlson's invention was even theoretically feasible. Drawing on interviews, Xerox company archives, and the private papers of the Carlson family, David Owen has woven together a fascinating and instructive story about persistence, courage, and technological innovation -- a story that has never before been fully told.

How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less

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Author: Nicholas Boothman

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761148426

Category: Self-Help

Page: 203

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Whether selling, managing, negotiating, planning, collaborating, pitching, instructing-or on your knees with a marriage proposal-the secret of success is based on connecting with other people. Now that connection is infinitely easier to make through Nicholas Boothman's program of rapport by design. How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less is the work of a master of Neuro-Linguistic Programming whose career is teaching corporations and groups the secrets of successful face-to-face communication. Aimed at establishing rapport-that stage between meeting and communicating-How to Make People Like You focuses on the concept of synchrony. It shows how to synchronize attitude, synchronize body language, and synchronize voice tone so that you instantly and imperceptibly become someone the other person likes. Reinforcing these easy-to-learn skills is knowing how to read the other person's sensory preferences-most of us are visual, some are kinesthetic, and a minority are auditory. So when you say "I see what you mean" to a visual person, you're really speaking his language. Along the way the book covers attitude, nervousness, words that open a conversation and words that shut it down, compliments, eye cues, the magic of opposites attracting, and more. It's how to make the best of the most important 90 seconds in any relationship, business or personal.

To Venus in Five Seconds

Being an Account of the Strange Disappearance of Thomas Plummer, Pill-maker

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Author: Frederick Thomas Jane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Venus (Planet) in fiction

Page: 130

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60 Seconds to Shine

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Author: John Capecci,Irene Ziegler Aston

Publisher: Smith & Kraus Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781575255323

Category: Drama

Page: 235

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"...recommended to the monolog hunter and for public and college libraries, especially if other volumes in the series are present." LIBRARY JOURNAL, Mar 2008 "...an exceptional collection of unusual material for audition and study purposes." STAGE DIRECTIONS, May 2008 One minute is all it takes! Look no further for short, performable literature that they haven't heard before. The latest from S&K's best-selling Sixty Seconds to Shine series is 161 One-Minute Monologues from Literature. Comic and dramatic, contemporary and classical, this string of 161 pearls are culled from sources other than plays, such as: Novels, Narrative Poetry, Short stories, Essays, Memoirs. Ideal for the auditioning actor as well as the student of acting, the volume indexes by: gender, voice, age, author, tone. IRENE ZIEGLER ASTON is an actor, teacher, playwright, and novelist. She has taught speech, oral interpretation, and acting at Eastern Michigan University, Old Dominion University, and the University of Richmond, where she was an Artist in Residence. JOHN CAPECCI holds a Ph.D. in Speech Communication and has nearly twenty years experience coaching, teaching, and presenting public performances.

Black Seconds

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Author: Karin Fossum

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547537542

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Ida Joner gets on her brand-new bike and sets off toward town. A good-natured, happy girl, she is looking forward to her tenth birthday. Thirty-five minutes after Ida should have come home, her mother starts to worry. She phones store owners, Ida’s friends—anyone who could have seen her. But no one has. Suspicion immediately falls on Emil Mork, a local character who lives alone and hasn’t spoken since childhood. His mother insists on cleaning his house weekly—although she’s sometimes afraid of what she might find there. A mother’s worst nightmare in either case—to lose a child or to think a child capable of murder. As Ida’s relatives reach the breaking point and the media frenzy surrounding the case begins, Inspector Konrad Sejer is his usual calm and reassuring self. But he’s puzzled. And disturbed. This is the strangest case he’s seen in years.