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The Big Wave Method

Author : Mark Visser
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"Each of us has a "big wave"--a dream that seems to be at the edge of what's possible, that resonates deeply in our hearts, and would require all of our heart and soul to accomplish. If we're successful, we're transported far beyond who we thought we were and where we thought we would be. But to get there, we have to overcome our greatest fears and uncertainties. In order to surf Jaws at night in Maui, one of the most treacherous waves in the world, internationally renowned big wave surfer Mark Visser had to map out a plan. He knew he had to prepare for and accept the unpredictable so that he could achieve the unbelievable. And he knew his method had to be as practical as it was true to his passion. With a clear vision and a voice as bold as his personality, Visser outlines the eight steps he took to conquer his biggest challenge yet and that you can take to carve out your own path to success"--

Tiny and the Big Wave

Author : Annette Smith
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Tiny the dog has run down on the the beach but he needs a lead.

The Big Swell Big Wave Surfing in the Pacific

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Shot in Hi-Definition and Super 16mm, The Big Swell follows the life cycle of a massive winter swell from its birth in the heart of a violent storm in the North Pacific through to its death throes in the form of giant waves breaking at a notorious surf break in Northern California. The story is told through the words of renowned surfers and marine forecasters.. The anticipation of the swell's arrival provides a glimpse into the lives of this select group of people that make these massive winter waves their passion bordering on obsession. In the process, it explains how and why such waves come into being and what they are capable of. In the end, the film provides a chance to witness a group of people tempt fate in one of the most dramatic and frightening ways conceivable, but also see nature in one of its truly powerful and graceful moments.

Kenta and the Big Wave

Author : Ruth Ohi
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When tragedy strikes Kentas small village in Japan, he does all he can to hang on to the things that matter to him most. But amidst the chaos of an emergency evacuation brought on by the tsunami, Kenta and his family must quickly leave their home.

Lvl 15b Riding the Big Wave

Author : Tracey Michele
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Go along for the ride on the big wave...Text type: Literary recount

Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave

Author : Quentin Blake
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MINI TREASURES: delightful mini picture books to treasure forever. ONE STORMY NIGHT 'One Stormy night, the wind was howling, the iron gate creaked and the black cat hissed. ' So begins Ruth Brown's spine-chilling ghost story of a night where not everything is as it seems. . .

The Big Wave

Author : Pearl S. Buck
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The classic tale of a Japanese boy orphaned by a tsunami from the author of The Good Earth, the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. On a mountainside in Japan, two boys enjoy a humble life governed by age-old customs. Jiya belongs to a family of fishermen; his best friend, Kino, farms rice. But when a neighboring volcano erupts and a tidal wave swallows their village—including Jiya’s family—life as they know it is changed forever. The orphaned Jiya must learn to come to terms with his grief. Now facing a profoundly different life than the one he’d always taken for granted, he must decide on a new way forward. Written with graceful simplicity, The Big Wave won the Children’s Book Award of the Child Study Association of America when it was first released. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.

Duck and the Big Wave

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The Big Wave

Author : Michèle Dufresne
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Sam's family heads to the beach with Sam's best friend Jason. Scout swims too far into the ocean and needs to be rescued.

Swamp Wallaby and the Big Wave

Author : Tracey West
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Swamp Wallaby lives in the vast Australian outback, dreaming of a life of adventure. Then he hears about the Extreme Outback Challenge. Extreme teams can compete in 12 challenges to win an extreme prize. That's all Swamp needs to hear. He's in! Swamp gathers his team: his best friend, Rocksy; his cousin Didj; his grandpa, Swampah; and Bilby and Jilby, his little brother and sister. Together they travel across the desert to face the first challenge: surfing a monster wave. Will Swamp conquer the monster wave or will his extreme dreams be dashed? Join Swamp and his team of wallabies on their wacky adventure as they travel across the Australian continent to compete in extreme challenges! John Schneider's colorful illustrations will grab even the most reluctant reader's attention, and they won't want to put this fast-paced and funny book down!

The Big Wave

Author : Joyce Friedland
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Novel-Ties study guides contain reproducible pages in a chapter by chapter format to accompany a work of literature of the same title.

The Big Wave

Author : Conrad Voss Bark
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Maverick s

Author : Matt Warshaw
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Describes an elite group of surfers who journey around the world to test themselves on the biggest and most dangerous waves, interweaving a vivid history of big-wave surfing and profiles of the sport's participants with dozens of full-color and black-and-white action photographs.

The Big Drop

Author : John Long
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A classic collection of big wave surfing stories that heralded a new era in surfing literature—32 tantalizing and terrifying true tales from the sport’s pioneers

Interpreting the one Big Wave in U S Long Term Productivity Growth

Author : Robert James Gordon
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Abstract: This paper assesses the standard data on output, labor input, and capital input, which imply one big wave' in multi-factor productivity (MFP) growth for the United States since 1870. The wave-like pattern starts with slow MFP growth in the late 19th century, then an acceleration peaking in 1928-50, and then a deceleration to a slow rate after 1972 that returns to the poor performance of 1870-1891. A counterpart of the standard data is a mysterious doubling in the ratio of output to capital input when the postwar era is compared with 1870-1929. Three types of measurement adjustments are applied to the standard input data. Following the lead of Denison and Jorgenson-Griliches, adjustments for the changing composition (or quality') of labor and capital, currently published by the BLS back to 1948, are estimated for 1870-1948. These composition adjustments take into account the shifting mix of the labor force along the dimensions of education and age-sex composition, and of the capital stock between equipment and structures. Further adjustments are made to capital input data to allow retirement to vary with gross investment rather than to follow a fixed pattern depending only on age, and to add types of capital owned by the government that are particularly productive in the private sector. A new MFP series taking account of all these adjustments grows more slowly throughout, and the big wave' phenomenon is both flatter and extends back further in time to 1891. However, there is no solution to the post-1972 productivity slowdown, and in the new data MFP growth during 1972-96 proceeds at a pathetic 0.1 percent per year. A byproduct of the measurement adjustments is to solve completely the previous puzzle of the jump in the output-capital ratio; in the new data this ratio is actually lower in 1996 than in 1870. The primary substantive explanation for the big wave lies in the timing of inventions. MFP growth during the big wave' period benefited from the diffusion of four great clusters of inventions that dwarf today's information technology revolution in their combined importance. A complementary hypothesis is that the partial closing of American labor markets to immigration and of American goods markets to imports during the big wave period gave an artificial and temporary boost to real wages which fed back into boosting productivity growth, followed by a reopening that contributed to the post-1972 productivity slowdown.

The Big Wave

Author : Christian Sarti
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A man, who lost his wife and children in the great Indian Ocean tsunami is back where it all happened. As he breaks down on the beach, overwhelmed by his memories, he gets help from a mysterious woman. Together they start a journey that will change everything he has ever thought to be real about life and the world. This inner and outer adventure takes you to a new world and a new humanity.

The Surfer s Guide to Waves Coasts and Climates

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Beyond the Great Wave

Author : James King
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The Japanese landscape print has had a tremendous influence on Western art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In Japan and in the West it is often seen as the dominant form in Ukiyo-e, pictures from the floating world. And yet for all its importance, it is a genre whose history has never been written. Beyond "The Great Wave" is a survey or overview for all those interested in discovering the inner dynamics of one of art history's most remarkable achievements. However, it is also a quest narrative, in which landscapes and notions of Japan as a homeland are intertwined and interconnected. Although there has never been a book-length study of the Japanese landscape print in either Japanese or English, a great deal has been written about the two giants of the genre, Hokusai and Hiroshige. From what traditions did these two nineteenth-century artists emerge? Who were their predecessors? What influence, if any, did they have on other Ukiyo-e artists? Can their influence be seen in the "shin-hanga" and "sosaku-hanga" artists of the twentieth century? This book addresses these issues, but it also looks at a number of other factors, such as the growth of tourism in nineteenth-century Japan, necessary for understanding this genre."

Eddie Would Go

Author : Stuart Holmes Coleman
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In the 1970s, a decade before bumper stickers and T-shirts bearing the phrase Eddie Would Go began popping up all over the Hawaiian islands and throughout the surfing world, Eddie Aikau was proving what it meant to be a "waterman." As a fearless and gifted surfer, he rode the biggest waves in the world; as the first and most famous Waimea Bay lifeguard on the North Shore, he saved hundreds of lives from its treacherous waters; and as a proud Hawaiian, he sacrificed his life to save the crew aboard the voyaging canoe Hokule'a. Eddie Would Go is the compelling story of Eddie Aikau's legendary life and legacy, a pipeline into the exhilarating world of surfing, and an important chronicle of the Hawaiian Renaissance and the emergence of modern Hawaii.

The Great Wave

Author : Christopher Benfey
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When the United States entered the Gilded Age after the Civil War, argues cultural historian Christopher Benfey, the nation lost its philosophical moorings and looked eastward to “Old Japan,” with its seemingly untouched indigenous culture, for balance and perspective. Japan, meanwhile, was trying to reinvent itself as a more cosmopolitan, modern state, ultimately transforming itself, in the course of twenty-five years, from a feudal backwater to an international power. This great wave of historical and cultural reciprocity between the two young nations, which intensified during the late 1800s, brought with it some larger-than-life personalities, as the lure of unknown foreign cultures prompted pilgrimages back and forth across the Pacific. In The Great Wave, Benfey tells the story of the tightly knit group of nineteenth-century travelers—connoisseurs, collectors, and scientists—who dedicated themselves to exploring and preserving Old Japan. As Benfey writes, “A sense of urgency impelled them, for they were convinced—Darwinians that they were—that their quarry was on the verge of extinction.” These travelers include Herman Melville, whose Pequod is “shadowed by hostile and mysterious Japan”; the historian Henry Adams and the artist John La Farge, who go to Japan on an art-collecting trip and find exotic adventures; Lafcadio Hearn, who marries a samurai’s daughter and becomes Japan’s preeminent spokesman in the West; Mabel Loomis Todd, the first woman to climb Mt. Fuji; Edward Sylvester Morse, who becomes the world’s leading expert on both Japanese marine life and Japanese architecture; the astronomer Percival Lowell, who spends ten years in the East and writes seminal works on Japanese culture before turning his restless attention to life on Mars; and President (and judo enthusiast) Theodore Roosevelt. As well, we learn of famous Easterners come West, including Kakuzo Okakura, whose The Book of Tea became a cult favorite, and Shuzo Kuki, a leading philosopher of his time, who studied with Heidegger and tutored Sartre. Finally, as Benfey writes, his meditation on cultural identity “seeks to capture a shared mood in both the Gilded Age and the Meiji Era, amid superficial promise and prosperity, of an overmastering sense of precariousness and impending peril.” From the Hardcover edition.