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Learning to Float

Author : Lili Wright
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Lili Wright is a thirty-something woman on the emotional lam. Faced with a choice between two men--Stuart, the steady veterinarian, and Peter, the dreamy writer--she climbs into her car and leaves them both behind. With only a borrowed dog named Brando for company and a map of twelve states in her pocket, Lili sets out on a road trip, hoping that by setting herself in motion she will find a way to settle down. Charting a course from Cadillac Mountain in Maine to the faded glory of Key West, Florida, she camps out on beaches and crashes on couches, in sketchy motels and even in a cop's trailer. She travels not only south, but also back in time, trying to figure out why previous relationships with a Nantucket waiter, a French tennis clown, a Utah ski bum, and others flared and fizzled. Along the way, Lili meets a string of unlikely gurus, including a well-worn shrimper, a vegan astrologer, and even a woman who marries herself. These and other unassuming strangers offer offbeat wisdom and guidance as Lili struggles to understand the nature of love, the voodoo of sex, and how couples can settle down without settling for. Between adventures, Lili tackles tough questions: Why does everything love touches turn risky? Does staying with the same person mean staying the same? Where does love come from, and where does it go? By journey’s end, this restless traveler begins to see how she can share her life with just one other person, and how love, like water, can make a body float. Lili Wright’s engaging memoir from the road updates the tradition of the picaresque traveler’s tale. With unflinching honesty and refreshing wit, she captures the torn emotions, comic misfires, and inevitable trade-offs felt by young people everywhere.

How To Float

Author : Mark Young
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Learn to Swim

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In his book, Benjamin Roberts, an experienced swimming teacher, lifeguard and school teacher combines his first rate knowledge of how children learn with his expert understanding of teaching non-swimmers to swim to enable parents to gain the skills needed to teach their own children to swim. The idea is simply. The book will give you the parent the understanding, knowledge and confidence to not only teach your children to swim correctly but to enjoy the process as well.

Learning to Float

Author : Cornelius Eady
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How to Float

Author : Mark Young
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Got that sinking feeling? Can't work out why some people float and while others sink? Discover the facts about floating and sinking and learn some of the tricks to staying afloat from some simple exercises and top tips. Not everyone naturally floats on water so those of us who do not, have to learn how to keep our body afloat in water. There are many tips and tricks to help keep us at the water surface as we swim and move through the water. Learning to discover our level of buoyancy and how our body behaves in the water is essential to learning how to prevent that sinking feeling."

Learning to Float

Author : Lili Wright
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The Swimming Strokes Book

Author : Mark Young
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Learning how to swim can be a frustrating experience sometimes, especially for an adult. Kick with your legs, pull with your arms, breathe in, and breathe out and do it all at the right time. Before you know it you’ve got a hundred and one things to think about and do all at the same time or in the right sequence. The Swimming Strokes Book is designed to break each stroke down into its component parts, those parts being body position, legs, arms, breathing and timing and coordination. An exercise or series of exercises are then assigned to that part along with relevant teaching points and technique tips, to help focus only on that stroke part. Although it is not the same as having a swimming teacher with you to correct you, this book perfectly compliments lessons or helps to enhance your practice time in the pool. The 82 exercises form reference sections for each swimming stroke, complete with technique tips, teaching points and common mistakes for each individual exercise. Clear, concise and easy-to-follow.

Learning to Float

Author : April Lindner
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The Complete Beginners Guide To Swimming

Author : Mark Young
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As a beginner learning how to swim you face many, often scary unknowns. From first entering the water, to lifting your feet up off the bottom, submerging your face and learning to breathe. From conquering your fears right through to learning what each part of your body should be doing when swimming the four basic strokes, The Complete Beginners Guide To Swimming contains everything you could possibly need. Contents: The Benefits of Swimming Fear of Swimming Swimming Science Buoyancy Aids Entering The Pool Learning To Go Underwater Standing Up Mid Swim How To Float How To Relax In The Water How To Glide Through The Water How And When To Breathe Basic Floating Exercises Front Crawl Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Inside you will find ‘real questions’ from real beginners learning how to swim. Questions like ‘why do my legs sink?”, “why do I get water up my nose?” and ‘why do I get so tired?”. Each one with a detailed and personal answer from the author.

Learning to Swim When You re Scared

Author : Katie Smith
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A step by step journey that will help you face your fears and move beyond them. Are you an adult who has always wanted to learn to swim but are simply too scared to try? Are you tired of sitting on the sidelines or the sand while your friends and family enjoy the pool or the ocean? Or have you just decided that NOW is the time to finally learn to swim so you can cross it off your Bucket List? If so, Learning to Swim When You're Scared is just the book to help you! Created specifically for adults who want to swim but lack the confidence to do so it focuses on the steps you need to undertake with simple, positive language and helpful illustrations. If you're looking for a short cut or the previously unpublished "secrets" to becoming a proficient swimmer then keep looking. Learning To Swim When You're Scared doesn't make unrealistic promises or offer a guarantee of success. Rather it gives you the tools you need to make it happen. There are many reasons why people are afraid of learning to swim - some are simple and some are complex. But that doesn't matter. You can conquer your fear and move beyond it as long as you are prepared to roll your sleeves up and have a go. Learning to swim as an adult isn't "easy" - if it was you would have done it already, right? That's not to say it's difficult either, you just need the right information to help you. Learning To Swim When You're Scared will not have you swimming laps in a magically short time frame, rather it's function is to prepare you for formal lessons by getting you confident with submerging, floating and kicking. Learning To Swim When You're Scared starts with some preparation: Pinpointing why you're scaredComing to terms with previous negative experiencesSome simple at home "baby steps" to get the ball rollingThe importance of a support person It then moves on the nitty gritty - getting in the pool and your head under the water. Full submersion is the key to becoming a swimmer and it is a skill that can take time to learn. This book will guide you each step of the way. Once you can go under the water confidently it then moves onto other basic water skills inclduing: Getting your feet off the bottomLearning to float on the front and backThe correct way to kick While seemingly simple these core skills will set you on the path to becoming a proficient swimmer. Spending time and effort on them right at the beginning will pay huge dividends down the track. Everybody can learn to swim! Any lover of swimming and the water will tell you there is nothing quite like it. You don't have to continue being a non-swimmer just because you always have been. It doesn't matter how old you are, if you are overweight or if you have tried and failed before. If you are willing to put in the work you can do it. Don't sit on the sidelines any longer! Come on in the water is great.

Learning to Float Among the Giants

Author : Brenda Saunders
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Learning to Float

Author : Kaavya Viswanathan
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Learning to Float Among Dark Giants

Author : Brenda Saunders
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Learning to Float Or Saved by Faith A Narrative of Fact

Author : Glasgow minister
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Learn How to Swim and Snorkel Even If You Are Afraid of the Water

Author : Mike Bullard
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Certainly a healthy fear of the water is a good thing. If the water is too cold or too much current it can be dangerous. But, if you know how to float, tread water and swim sidestroke then you do not have to be afraid of drowning as long as you avoid dangerous situations. This book stems from my love of the water and wanting to help more people overcome their fear of the water and gain proficiency in swimming so they are safe. I felt that breaking down the process into many small steps and explaining each step in great detail would help people gain knowledge and overcome their fear of the water giving them confidence to try each small step and learn to swim. Conventional swim lessons take way too much time and do not help people overcome their fear of the water. If you have ever taken swim lessons and failed because of your fear of the water then this book is for you. This book will take you through a progressive method that develops the skills you need so you can take those first steps to overcoming your fear and learn to enjoy the water. The steps include: Learning to breathe off the top of your lungs; Holding your breath; Immersing the back of your head and your face; Floating with your lungs full and body relaxed; Floating while sculling; Treading water; Sidestroke, Breast stroke and finally Swimming under water and Snorkeling.Depending on your level of fear, you may take more or less time practicing these methods and learning how to swim. At some point you will need to stand up to your fear and take a scary step like putting your face into the water. Practicing the steps in this book will familiarize you with the risks and make that step less scary. It will still be scary but if you understand your body's reaction to fear and trust in your abilities then you will succeed in taking those first scary steps. We will learn how to breathe off the top of your lungs keeping your lungs filled with as much air as possible which maximizes your ability to float. Then we will learn how to breathe deeply and hold our breath for a long period of time using relaxation techniques while sitting in a chair. We will start head and face immersion techniques in the sink and the bathtub while practicing our relaxation techniques. Only then will we proceed to the shallow end of a pool and learn how to float several different ways on our stomach and on our back while learning to relax. Finally we will learn how to float on our back in deeper water keeping our lungs full of air so that our chest and face stay above the water letting our heavy legs dangle down to the bottom of the pool. This is where you will finally learn why your fear of the water and tensing up has made it so difficult for you to learn how to swim. Once we have overcome our fear of putting our face and head in the water and learning how to float while relaxed, we will learn how to scull then tread water. Learning how to alternate between floating, floating while sculling and treading water should be enough to give you the confidence you need finally realize you will not drown if you fall into deep water. Only then will we be ready for the next step, learning how to swim the sidestroke.The sidestroke is the perfect stroke for new swimmers that are afraid of the water. For one, you can keep your head out of the water. For another reason, it capitalizes on your fear of the water and the harder you kick the more your head stays out of the water!

Learning Python

Author : Mark Lutz
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Google and YouTube use Python because it's highly adaptable, easy to maintain, and allows for rapid development. If you want to write high-quality, efficient code that's easily integrated with other languages and tools, this hands-on book will help you be productive with Python quickly -- whether you're new to programming or just new to Python. It's an easy-to-follow self-paced tutorial, based on author and Python expert Mark Lutz's popular training course. Each chapter contains a stand-alone lesson on a key component of the language, and includes a unique Test Your Knowledge section with practical exercises and quizzes, so you can practice new skills and test your understanding as you go. You'll find lots of annotated examples and illustrations to help you get started with Python 3.0. Learn about Python's major built-in object types, such as numbers, lists, and dictionaries Create and process objects using Python statements, and learn Python's general syntax model Structure and reuse code using functions, Python's basic procedural tool Learn about Python modules: packages of statements, functions, and other tools, organized into larger components Discover Python's object-oriented programming tool for structuring code Learn about the exception-handling model, and development tools for writing larger programs Explore advanced Python tools including decorators, descriptors, metaclasses, and Unicode processing

Learning to Float Or Saved Through Faith

Author : James Johnston
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Learning Spark SQL

Author : Aurobindo Sarkar
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Design, implement, and deliver successful streaming applications, machine learning pipelines and graph applications using Spark SQL API About This Book Learn about the design and implementation of streaming applications, machine learning pipelines, deep learning, and large-scale graph processing applications using Spark SQL APIs and Scala. Learn data exploration, data munging, and how to process structured and semi-structured data using real-world datasets and gain hands-on exposure to the issues and challenges of working with noisy and "dirty" real-world data. Understand design considerations for scalability and performance in web-scale Spark application architectures. Who This Book Is For If you are a developer, engineer, or an architect and want to learn how to use Apache Spark in a web-scale project, then this is the book for you. It is assumed that you have prior knowledge of SQL querying. A basic programming knowledge with Scala, Java, R, or Python is all you need to get started with this book. What You Will Learn Familiarize yourself with Spark SQL programming, including working with DataFrame/Dataset API and SQL Perform a series of hands-on exercises with different types of data sources, including CSV, JSON, Avro, MySQL, and MongoDB Perform data quality checks, data visualization, and basic statistical analysis tasks Perform data munging tasks on publically available datasets Learn how to use Spark SQL and Apache Kafka to build streaming applications Learn key performance-tuning tips and tricks in Spark SQL applications Learn key architectural components and patterns in large-scale Spark SQL applications In Detail In the past year, Apache Spark has been increasingly adopted for the development of distributed applications. Spark SQL APIs provide an optimized interface that helps developers build such applications quickly and easily. However, designing web-scale production applications using Spark SQL APIs can be a complex task. Hence, understanding the design and implementation best practices before you start your project will help you avoid these problems. This book gives an insight into the engineering practices used to design and build real-world, Spark-based applications. The book's hands-on examples will give you the required confidence to work on any future projects you encounter in Spark SQL. It starts by familiarizing you with data exploration and data munging tasks using Spark SQL and Scala. Extensive code examples will help you understand the methods used to implement typical use-cases for various types of applications. You will get a walkthrough of the key concepts and terms that are common to streaming, machine learning, and graph applications. You will also learn key performance-tuning details including Cost Based Optimization (Spark 2.2) in Spark SQL applications. Finally, you will move on to learning how such systems are architected and deployed for a successful delivery of your project. Style and approach This book is a hands-on guide to designing, building, and deploying Spark SQL-centric production applications at scale.

Wiley CMA Learning System Exam Review 2013 Test Bank

Author : IMA
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Wiley CMA Learning System consists of Part 1: Financial Planning, Performance and Control which covers the topics of Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting, Performance Management, Cost Management, Internal Controls, and Professional Ethics. As well as Part 2: Financial Decision Making covers the topics of Financial Statement Analysis, Corporate Finance, Decision Analysis and Risk Management, Investment Decisions, and Professional Ethics. It contains key formulas, knowledge checks at the end of each topic, study tips, and practice questions providing candidates with what they need to pass the CMA Exam. Also included is access to the CMA test bank which contains over 2,000 questions

F for Machine Learning Essentials

Author : Sudipta Mukherjee
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Get up and running with machine learning with F# in a fun and functional way About This Book Design algorithms in F# to tackle complex computing problems Be a proficient F# data scientist using this simple-to-follow guide Solve real-world, data-related problems with robust statistical models, built for a range of datasets Who This Book Is For If you are a C# or an F# developer who now wants to explore the area of machine learning, then this book is for you. Familiarity with theoretical concepts and notation of mathematics and statistics would be an added advantage. What You Will Learn Use F# to find patterns through raw data Build a set of classification systems using Accord.NET, Weka, and F# Run machine learning jobs on the Cloud with MBrace Perform mathematical operations on matrices and vectors using Math.NET Use a recommender system for your own problem domain Identify tourist spots across the globe using inputs from the user with decision tree algorithms In Detail The F# functional programming language enables developers to write simple code to solve complex problems. With F#, developers create consistent and predictable programs that are easier to test and reuse, simpler to parallelize, and are less prone to bugs. If you want to learn how to use F# to build machine learning systems, then this is the book you want. Starting with an introduction to the several categories on machine learning, you will quickly learn to implement time-tested, supervised learning algorithms. You will gradually move on to solving problems on predicting housing pricing using Regression Analysis. You will then learn to use Accord.NET to implement SVM techniques and clustering. You will also learn to build a recommender system for your e-commerce site from scratch. Finally, you will dive into advanced topics such as implementing neural network algorithms while performing sentiment analysis on your data. Style and approach This book is a fast-paced tutorial guide that uses hands-on examples to explain real-world applications of machine learning. Using practical examples, the book will explore several machine learning techniques and also describe how you can use F# to build machine learning systems.