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The Book The Baseball Whisperer
The Author Michael Tackett
The Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date2016-07-05
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 288
ISBN 9780544386396
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: From an award-winning journalist, a real Field of Dreams story about a legendary coach and the professional-caliber baseball program he built in America's heartland, where boys come summer after summer to be molded into ballplayers — and men Clarinda, Iowa, population 5,000, sits two hours from anything. There, between the corn fields and hog yards, is a ball field with a bronze bust of a man named Merl Eberly, a baseball whisperer who specialized in second chances and lost causes. The statue was a gift from one of Merl’s original long-shot projects, a skinny kid from the ghetto in Los Angeles who would one day become a beloved Hall-of-Fame shortstop: Ozzie Smith. The Baseball Whisperer traces the remarkable story of Merl Eberly and his Clarinda A’s baseball team, which he tended over the course of five decades, transforming them from a town team to a collegiate summer league powerhouse. Along with Ozzie Smith, future manager Bud Black, and star player Von Hayes, Merl developed scores of major league players (six of which are currently playing). In the process, Merl taught them to be men, insisting on hard work, integrity, and responsibility. More than a book about ballplayers who landed in the nation's agricultural heartland, The Baseball Whisperer is the story of a coach who puts character and dedication first, and reminds us of the best, purest form of baseball excellence.


The Book Great Detroit Sports Debates
The Author Drew Sharp
The Publisher Sports Publishing LLC
Release Date2006-01
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 245
ISBN 9781596700482
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Natives of the Motor City, "Detroit Free Press" columnist Sharp and "Detroit News" feature writer and morning radio talk-show host Foster take on the top Detroit sports debates of all time.


The Book Ninety Percent Mental
The Author Bob Tewksbury
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2018-03-20
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 256
ISBN 9780738234939
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Former Major League pitcher and mental skills coach for two of baseball's legendary franchises (the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants) Bob Tewksbury takes fans inside the psychology of baseball. In Ninety Percent Mental, Bob Tewksbury shows readers a side of the game only he can provide, given his singular background as both a longtime MLB pitcher and a mental skills coach for two of the sport's most fabled franchises, the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants. Fans watching the game on television or even at the stadium don't have access to the mind games a pitcher must play in order to get through an at-bat, an inning, a game. Tewksbury explores the fascinating psychology behind baseball, such as how players use techniques of imagery, self-awareness, and strategic thinking to maximize performance, and how a pitcher's strategy changes throughout a game. He also offers an in-depth look into some of baseball's most monumental moments and intimate anecdotes from a "who's who" of the game, including legendary players who Tewksbury played with and against (such as Mark McGwire, Craig Biggio, and Greg Maddux), game-changing managers and executives (Joe Torre, Bruce Bochy, Brian Sabean), and current star players (Jon Lester, Anthony Rizzo, Andrew Miller, Rich Hill). With Tewksbury's esoteric knowledge as a thinking-fan's player and his expertise as a "baseball whisperer", this entertaining book is perfect for any fan who wants to see the game in a way he or she has never seen it before. Ninety Percent Mental will deliver an unprecedented look at the mound games and mind games of Major League Baseball.


The Book Pastime Lost
The Author David Block
The Publisher U of Nebraska Press
Release Date2019-04
Genre History
Pages 328
ISBN 9781496208514
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Long before baseball became America’s national pastime, English citizens of all ages, genders, and classes of society were playing a game called baseball. It had the same basic elements as modern American baseball, such as pitching and striking the ball, running bases, and fielding, but was played with a soft ball on a smaller playing field and, instead of a bat, the ball was typically struck by the palm of the hand. There is no doubt, however, that this simpler English version of baseball was the original form of the pastime and was the immediate forerunner of its better-known American offspring. Strictly a social game, English baseball was played for nearly two hundred years before fading away at the beginning of the twentieth century. Despite its longevity and its important role in baseball’s evolution, however, today it has been completely forgotten. In Pastime Lost David Block unearths baseball’s buried history and brings it back to life, illustrating how English baseball was embraced by all sectors of English society and exploring some of the personalities, such as Jane Austen and King George III, who played the game in their childhoods. While rigorously documenting his sources, Block also brings a light touch to his story, inviting us to follow him on some of the adventures that led to his most important discoveries.


The Book Dog Whisperer The Rescue
The Author Nicholas Edwards
The Publisher Square Fish
Release Date2009-04-27
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages 224
ISBN 9781466817340
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: An adopted girl, an abandoned dog -- together, can they save lives? 12-year old Emily has dreams of drowning. Night after night, she's being sucked under -- until the third night. She realizes it's not just a dream. It's really happening to someone -- or something. On the rocky shore outside her house, Emily finds a large dog. He's barely alive, but she's determined to save him. She can feel his pain—and his determination to live. The dog is brought to the vet. And with Emily's help, he starts to improve. But is the bond between the girl and her dog something more? She can see what he sees, feel what he feels. And Zack seems to be able to read her mind, too. Is it possible that together, Emily and Zack can do more than read each other's minds? Can they turn their powers to helping other people? Part adventure, part animal story, Dog Whisperer: The Rescue explorers the connection one orphan can feel for another.


The Book The Teen Whisperer
The Author Mike Linderman
The Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date2009-10-13
Genre Family & Relationships
Pages 320
ISBN 9780061755286
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Mike Linderman is a teen therapist unlike any other. A real-life cowboy, he wakes up at the crack of dawn, works the cattle on his ranch, and then counsels some of the country's most troubled teens, approaching them with a unique blend of down-home honesty, straight-talk discipline, and pure intention that is rarely found in a therapist's office. Most of the teens Mike treats are angry, abused, violent, and dangerous, yet despite their difficult pasts, he has achieved extraordinary success with them, helping to turn their lives around and earning him the nickname the "Teen Whisperer." In this book, he shares the secrets behind his success with parents everywhere, demonstrating how his regimen of hard work, integrity, and effective communication has turned seriously at-risk kids into loving, well-balanced, and productive teens. More than just a plan to rein in bad behavior, The Teen Whisperer deconstructs the emotional barriers that adolescence has placed between you and your child, helping you work with teens on their level—instead of simply treating them as subordinates. With this straightforward and open perspective, both you and your teen will learn to offer each other mutual respect and kindness, as you work together to heal the troubled hearts of your family.


The Book Soul Whisperer
The Author Gary Comer
The Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date2013-02-19
Genre Religion
Pages 358
ISBN 9781621895442
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: What if we changed the face of evangelism? In a time when so many have a negative perception of evangelism, what if a new model was entirely biblical, loaded with skills, and more effective? Soul Whisperer shifts the emphasis from telling to a drawing paradigm. It develops biblically the pattern of Jesus, who did not give static presentations but rather customized his words to each hearer. By learning his ways, our words, too, can have pinpointed impact! Christians will discover how to draw out first, in order to read their friends and discern the relevant appeal of the gospel. In this way, the style is far more dynamic. It adapts! Understanding the non-believer's unique starting point will determine a distinct path. By creating a conversation about spiritual influence and what is involved in faith formation, this book charts ways for Christians to go deeper in evangelistic relationships. Most importantly, Soul Whisperer infuses skills that will shape a more Christ-likened missional disciple.


The Book Death of a Dog Whisperer
The Author Laurien Berenson
The Publisher Kensington Books
Release Date2014-08-26
Genre Fiction
Pages 304
ISBN 9780758284570
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "If you like dogs, you'll love Laurien Berenson's Melanie Travis mysteries!" --Joanne Fluke, New York Times bestselling author Between her boisterous sons and a house full of Poodles, there's never a dull moment for Melanie Travis. But no matter how hectic life gets, she can always pick up the scent of a howling good mystery--and she'll stop at nothing to dig up the truth. . . It's summer in Connecticut, and Melanie's life has become an endless string of dog shows, soccer camp, and the antics of her energetic toddler. She hardly has time to pay much attention to her Aunt Peg's new protégé, Nick Walden, a self-proclaimed "dog whisperer" with an uncanny gift for decoding dog-speak. The well-heeled dog owners of Fairfield County are lapping up his alleged talents, anxious to discover exactly what their pampered pets are thinking--that is until the pooches start spilling their secrets. When Nick is discovered dead in his home, his sister Claire enlists Melanie to help track down the killer. Now, as she juggles the demands of marriage and motherhood--not to mention her six beloved Poodles--Melanie can scarcely even begin to nose through the growing list of suspects. But just when she thinks she's barking up the wrong tree, she'll find herself face to face with a purebred murderer. . . Praise For Laurien Berenson And Her Melanie Travis Mysteries! "Laurien Berenson just keeps getting better and better." --Harlan Coben "Berenson throws dog lovers a treat they will relish." --Publishers Weekly "A wonderful reason to celebrate--Melanie Travis is back on the job in this always charming and clever series." --Earlene Fowler, author of The Road to Cardinal Valley and the Benni Harper mysteries "A special treat." --Library Journal "Delightful. . .Four paws for this one." --Carolyn Hart "Fun reading." --Dog News PRAISE FOR GONE WITH THE WOOF "A sprightly pooch-packed escapade. With unexpected twists, humor, and a wealth of information about the story's milieu, Berenson wraps up this caper in a tail-wagging finale." —Publishers Weekly "Berenson, who has a nose for balancing fun and fright, devises another story that will appeal to dog aficionados and cozy lovers alike." —Kirkus "Berenson's canine frame story will have dog lovers' tails wagging, and it doesn't detract from either the savvy heroine or the smart mystery." —Booklist "A wonderful novel. Even better if you read it with a dog on your lap." —Suspense Magazine


The Book De leeuwenfluisteraar
The Author Kevin Richardson
The Publisher Boekerij
Release Date2011-10-09
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages
ISBN 9789460926877
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Kevin Richardson is wildbeheerder in een nationaal park in Zuid-Afrika. Hij komt dagelijks in aanraking met de gevaarlijkste dieren ter wereld: wilde leeuwen, tijgers en andere roofdieren. Zijn positie is bijzonder: hij raakt ze aan, streelt ze en speelt met ze, zonder ooit te worden aangevallen of verwond. In dit boek vertelt Kevin over zijn werk en zijn leven. Kevin lapt alle regels voor de omgang met wilde dieren aan zijn laars en gebruikt liefde, vertrouwen en begrip om een band met ze op te bouwen. Hij probeert zo in contact te komen met jonge dieren, maar ook volwassen beesten accepteren hem door zijn unieke aanpak van geduld en respect. Kevin Richardson maakt in De leeuwenfluisteraar duidelijk hoe de grote katten van Afrika in elkaar zitten en kweekt zo meer begrip en liefde voor deze weergaloze en fascinerende roofdieren.


The Book Aan het hof van Eden
The Author Joelle Charbonneau
The Publisher Karakter
Release Date2017-08-19
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789045215037
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Een tweeling met een geheim Een koning zonder erfgenaam. Een strijd op leven en dood. De tweeling Carys en Andreus was nooit voorbestemd om het koninkrijk Eden te regeren. Hun vader was in de kracht van zijn leven en hun oudste broer was zijn gedroomde opvolger; jong, sterk en onoverwinnelijk. De toekomst van het koninkrijk leek veilig. Maar de toekomst kan misleidend zijn. Als de koning en kroonprins van Eden worden gedood op de terugweg van hun veldtocht, en de moordenaars niet langer oeroude vijanden zijn, maar uit hun eigen midden lijken te komen, heeft Eden dringend behoefte aan een nieuwe monarch. Doordat Carys en Andreus een tweeling zijn en niet duidelijk is wie van hen als eerste is geboren en dus het recht op de troon kan opeisen, is de opvolgingslijn niet langer duidelijk. Als de Raad van Ouderen zijn kans grijpt om de macht over Eden in handen te krijgen, zit er voor Carys en Andreus maar een ding op: ze moeten de strijd om de troon aangaan - tegen elkaar. De winnaar van de serie duels zal waardig over het koninkrijk Eden mogen regeren. De ban tussen de broer en zus is altijd warm en hecht geweest. Niet in de laatste plaats vanwege het verschrikkelijke geheim waaronder Andreus gebukt gaat en dat voor de rest van het hof verhuld moet blijven. Jarenlang waren ze elkaars trouwste bondgenoot, maar nu staan ze ineens lijnrecht tegenover elkaar en weten ze niet wie ze in hun ooit zo veilige omgeving nog kunnen vertrouwen. Met hun land en hun hart verdeeld, zullen Carys en Andreus ontdekken hoe ver de ander zal gaan om de kroon voor zicht te winnen. Hoe lang zal het duren voordat achterdocht de overhand krijgt en de dorst naar macht tot het ultieme verraad leidt?


The Book Wisconsin footsteps
The Author Esther Menn
The Publisher
Release Date1989
Genre History
Pages 334
ISBN WISC:89064495989
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book App Inventor 2
The Author David Wolber
The Publisher "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release Date2014-10-13
Genre Computers
Pages 362
ISBN 9781491907221
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Yes, you can create your own apps for Android devices—and it’s easy to do. This extraordinary book introduces you to App Inventor 2, a powerful visual tool that lets anyone build apps. Learn App Inventor basics hands-on with step-by-step instructions for building more than a dozen fun projects, including a text answering machine app, a quiz app, and an app for finding your parked car! The second half of the book features an Inventor’s Manual to help you understand the fundamentals of app building and computer science. App Inventor 2 makes an excellent textbook for beginners and experienced developers alike. Use programming blocks to build apps—like working on a puzzle Create custom multi-media quizzes and study guides Design games and other apps with 2D graphics and animation Make a custom tour of your city, school, or workplace Control a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT robot with your phone Build location-aware apps by working with your phone’s sensors Explore apps that incorporate information from the Web


The Book The Knight of Dark Wood
The Author Betty I. Ledbetter
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2010-07-16
Genre Fiction
Pages 248
ISBN 9781477176900
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: River Dudek was born with a giftto hear the thoughts of trees. After befriending a giant oak tree named Old Man, he learns that civilization is on the fringes of environmental and psychological self-destruction. The messages he receives from Old Man takes him on a life-long journey of challenging and awakening adventures of truth and discovery. After a series of fortuitous meetings with some enigmatic characters, including a ventriloquist psychiatrist, an ex-panther kindergarten teacher, a pre-teen voodoo practitioner, and a flower-loving marine officer, he sets out on a mission to find Dark Wood, a mysterious tree that harbors the long lost secrets of our ancestors recorded in a vast biological network the trees call The Ring. As he begins to solve the clues leading up to the location of Dark Wood, he struggles with his sanity and uncovers the identity of the last tree whisperersomething that will change his life forever, and quite possibly the fate of the entire world.


The Book Weird Realism
The Author Graham Harman
The Publisher John Hunt Publishing
Release Date2012-09-28
Genre Philosophy
Pages 277
ISBN 9781780999074
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: As Hölderlin was to Martin Heidegger and Mallarmé to Jacques Derrida, so is H.P. Lovecraft to the Speculative Realist philosophers. Lovecraft was one of the brightest stars of the horror and science fiction magazines, but died in poverty and relative obscurity in the 1930s. In 2005 he was finally elevated from pulp status to the classical literary canon with the release of a Library of America volume dedicated to his work. The impact of Lovecraft on philosophy has been building for more than a decade. Initially championed by shadowy guru Nick Land at Warwick during the 1990s, he was later discovered to be an object of private fascination for all four original members of the twenty-first century Speculative Realist movement. In this book, Graham Harman extracts the basic philosophical concepts underlying the work of Lovecraft, yielding a weird realism capable of freeing continental philosophy from its current soul-crushing impasse. Abandoning pious references by Heidegger to Hölderlin and the Greeks, Harman develops a new philosophical mythology centered in such Lovecraftian figures as Cthulhu, Wilbur Whately, and the rat-like monstrosity Brown Jenkin. The Miskatonic River replaces the Rhine and the Ister, while Hölderlin's Caucasus gives way to Lovecraft's Antarctic mountains of madness.


The Book The New Yorker
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date2004-07
Genre American wit and humor, Pictorial
Pages
ISBN NWU:35556035628981
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Minnesota Conservation Volunteer
The Author
The Publisher
Release Date2013
Genre Conservation of natural resources
Pages
ISBN MINN:31951P01151622V
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book De regels gelden niet
The Author Ariel Levy
The Publisher Atlas Contact
Release Date2017-06-27
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789025450946
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 'De regels gelden niet' is het verhaal van Ariel Levy, een vrouw die dacht dat ze de wereld aankon, en tegelijk een onvergetelijk portret van een generatie die worstelt met vrijheid als 'gift' van het feminisme. Op achtendertigjarige leeftijd ging Levy voor het tijdschrift 'The New Yorker' op reportage naar Mongolië. Ze was zwanger, getrouwd, financieel gezond - ze had, kortom, alles. Een maand later was daar niets meer van over. Ariel Levy slingert je door het verhaal van het onconventionele leven dat ze voor zichzelf smeedde - dat ze vervolgens te pletter zag slaan in een razendsnel tempo, en waarvan ze de scherven langzaam weer bij elkaar heeft geraapt.


The Book San Juan Island
The Author Mike Vouri
The Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release Date2010-11-01
Genre Photography
Pages 128
ISBN 9781439640463
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: With sheltered harbors, open prairies, and secluded woodlands, San Juan Island has been a magnet for human habitation for thousands of years. Salmon runs and rich soil promised not only an abundant food source but also a good living for those willing to work hard. But it was not until the islands became the focus of an international boundary dispute between Great Britain and the United States in the late 1850s that San Juan Island drew the attention of Europeans and Americans. These newcomers watched how Coast Salish and Northwest Coast peoples harvested natural resources and adapted their techniques. Settlers and Indians sometimes intermarried, and many of their descendants remain to this day. San Juan Islanders of all generations have worked hard to preserve their home, thus maintaining a sense of place that is as evident today as it was when the first canoes came ashore.


The Book Het besef van een moeder
The Author Sue Klebold
The Publisher Lev.
Release Date2016-02-18
Genre Family & Relationships
Pages
ISBN 9789044974690
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: ‘**** Sue Klebold schreef een erg moedig boek. [...] eerlijk, [...] aangrijpend. IJzingwekkend relaas van de moeder van een van de jongens die 13 mensen doodden op Columbine High School. -NRC Handelsblad ‘Ontroerend en aangrijpend.’ -Trouw ‘Sue Klebold durft in Het besef van een moeder ambigu te zijn, en dat is wat haar boek zo boeiend maakt.’ -Vrij Nederland


The Book How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin
The Author Leslie Woodhead
The Publisher A&C Black
Release Date2013-04-25
Genre Music
Pages 288
ISBN 9781408840436
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Imagine a world where Beatlemania was against the law-recordings scratched onto medical X-rays, merchant sailors bringing home contraband LPs, spotty broadcasts taped from western AM radio late in the night. This was no fantasy world populated by Blue Meanies but the USSR, where a vast nation of music fans risked repression to hear the defining band of the British Invasion. The music of John, Paul, George, and Ringo played a part in waking up an entire generation of Soviet youth, opening their eyes to seventy years of bland official culture and rigid authoritarianism. Soviet leaders had suppressed most Western popular music since the days of jazz, but the Beatles and the bands they inspired-both in the West and in Russia-battered down the walls of state culture. Leslie Woodhead's How The Beatles Rocked the Kremlin tells the unforgettable-and endearingly odd-story of Russians who discovered that all you need is Beatles. By stealth, by way of whispers, through the illicit late night broadcasts on Radio Luxembourg, the Soviet Beatles kids tuned in. "Bitles," they whispered, "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah."