Synchronize your watches. We have reached the epoch of the nanosecond. This is the heyday of speed.If one quality defines our modern, technocratic age, it is acceleration. We are making haste. Our computers, our movies, our sex lives, our prayers -- they all run faster now than ever before. And the more we fill our lives with time-saving devices and time-saving strategies, the more rushed we feel.In Faster, James Gleick explores nothing less than the human condition at the turn of the millennium. He shines a light of enterprising and analytical reporting -- as well as sly wit -- on the newest paradoxes of time. His journey takes us through the bunkers and trenches of a war we barely knew we were fighting: to the atomic clocks of the Directorate of Time, to the waiting rooms that focus our impatience, to the film production studios that test the high-speed limits of our perception, to the air-traffic command centers that give time pressure new meaning.We have become a quick-reflexed, multitasking, channel-flipping, fast-forwarding species. We don't completely understand it, and we're not altogether happy about it. Faster is a mirror held up to our times -- and a mordant reminder of why some things take time.
Why must we believe that God is dead? Can we accept that traditional morality is just a 'useful mistake'? Did the principle of 'the will to power' lead to the Holocaust? What are the limitations of scientific knowledge? Is human evolution complete or only beginning? It is difficult to overestimate the importance of Friedrich Nietzsche for our present epoch. His extraordinary insights into human psychology, morality, religion and power seem quite clairvoyant today: existentialism, psychoanalysis, semiotics and postmodernism are plainly anticipated in his writings - which are famously enigmatic and often contradictory."Introducing Nietzsche" is the perfect guide to this exhilarating and oft-misunderstood philosopher.
With InstaRead Chapter-by-Chapter Summaries, you can get the essence of a book in 30 minutes or less. We read every chapter and summarize it in one or two paragraphs so you can get the information contained in the book at a faster rate. This is an InstaRead Summary of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Below is a preview of the earlier sections of the summary: Introduction The North and South of Temperament On December 1st 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refuses to stand up to let a white man take her seat on the bus. She questions the reasons behind making blacks subservient to whites and is told by a policeman that it is the Law, and is arrested. Thousands of supporters rally for Rosa at the Holt Street Baptist Church. Reverend Martin Luther King Junior gives a heartfelt speech in support of Rosa’s actions and then hugs her. The rally inspires a bus boycott that lasts 381 days and subsequently becomes a major milestone in the victory for Civil Rights. Rosa Parks’ disposition was said to be both shy and courageous - attributes regarded as disparate. The autobiography of Rosa Parks, Quiet Strength, also alludes to the flawed perception of quietness and strength being mutually exclusive. The ‘most important’ aspect of personality is ‘temperament’ which can have an exact placement on the spectrum of introvert-extrovert. It is the placement of your temperament on this scale that reaches into every aspect of your life, from choices and actions, to relationships and habits. Being an introvert is common, between a third and a half of Americans are introverted, but a portion pretend to be extroverted, since society encourages extroverts over introverts - an epoch the author calls ‘The Extrovert Ideal’. Introversion has led to great scientific, technological and artistic breakthroughs - Darwin, Einstein, Orwell and Chopin are a sample of famous, successful and important introverts who changed the world. The introverted disposition should not be discouraged, but accepted, by wider society since introverts are naturally good thinkers. A female lawyer, beset with doubts about her effectiveness in conferences and meetings, remembers that introversion has its own, considered strengths in negotiation and overcomes her inner-conflict when confronted with extroverts. The terms introvert and extrovert gained popularity following psychologist Carl Jung’s Psychological Types. Jung states that there are no ‘absolute’ introverts or extroverts, and that there can be an overlap in personality, for instance shy extroverts - like performers with stage fright; or outgoing introverts - like technology moguls.
An enlightening investigation of the Pleistocene’s dual character as a geologic time—and as a cultural ideaThe Pleistocene is the epoch of geologic time closest to our own. It’s a time of ice ages, global migrations, and mass extinctions—of woolly rhinos, mammoths, giant ground sloths, and not least early species of Homo. It’s the world that created ours.But outside that environmental story there exists a parallel narrative that describes how our ideas about the Pleistocene have emerged. This story explains the place of the Pleistocene in shaping intellectual culture, and the role of a rapidly evolving culture in creating the idea of the Pleistocene and in establishing its dimensions. This second story addresses how the epoch, its Earth-shaping events, and its creatures, both those that survived and those that disappeared, helped kindle new sciences and a new origins story as the sciences split from the humanities as a way of looking at the past.Ultimately, it is the story of how the dominant creature to emerge from the frost-and-fire world of the Pleistocene came to understand its place in the scheme of things. A remarkable synthesis of science and history, The Last Lost World describes the world that made our modern one.
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Paint your hedgehog planter, plant the wheatgrass seeds, and watch your hedgehog grow beautiful quills with this Grow a Hedgehog kit.
Each 5-gram pill keeps a plant nourished for up to two full years. These high-potency, time-release 20-10-5 pills are effective for new and established roses. Just put two pills per rose in the hole two to three weeks after planting. They'll encourage strong rooting and vigorous growth. For established roses punch a hole near the root zone, put in the pills, and watch 'em start to look and feel better!
Large-group time brings children and adults together for action songs cooperative games and projects movement activities group storytelling and other planned learning experiences. This program lets you watch HighScope preschool teachers plan implement and
with Larry Judge, C.S.C.S., USA Track & Field National Chairman for Coaches Education (Throwing Events), former University of Florida Women's Throws Coach The hammer throw and weight throw are technically challenging events requiring great attention to detail. In this advanced presentation (part II of Mechanics for Weight and Hammer Throw), USATF Master Coach Larry Judge simplifies the complex technical issues. Judge's comprehensive presentation covers everything from a functional warm-up to release strategies and addresses some of the "finer technical points" that are a must for a championship performance. Judge includes drills for the winds, the entry, the work phases and the release. The purpose of each drill is thoroughly explained while precisely demonstrated by Olympians Candice Scott and Erin Gilreath. Judge includes meet footage of record-breaking throws in both events. Get inspired as you watch Olympic level athletes demonstrating drills and throwing in competition. Larry Judge has coached multiple record setters in the hammer and weight throw including the World Record weight thrower, the American Record hammer thrower, has developed eight Olympians, and coached over 100 All Americans! 41 minutes. 2006.
with Beth Kirkpatrick, NASPE Teacher of the Year Now on video for the first time! Listen and watch as Beth Kirkpatrick shares the design and philosophy that she has developed over a storied career in physical education. Witness the "Ultra Shuffle" first-hand as Kirkpatrick uses this unique system with a class of 56 fourth grade students. The "Ultra Shuffle" is an effective organizational system for upper elementary, middle school, and high school classes designed to provide a non-threatening environment for all sports and games that places an emphasis on individual challenges, interaction, cooperative accomplishments, stress releases, critical thinking, problem-solving, and on the applications of positive living skills. Students are shuffled through this noncompetitive system which rotates participants throughout several game situations, a skill station, referee positions, and provides all participants with the exact same play time and skill time. This game system is inclusive, serving as a management tool for small or large classes in both indoor and outdoor settings and offers a real solution for today's huge class sizes in physical education. Beth Kirkpatrick makes teaching this play system a fun experience for both the instructor and the students. Sit back and watch how Beth solves one of our greatest mysteries in physical education: "How do we level the playing field for all students every day in every activity?" 35 minutes. 2004.
with Mike Woods, Hamilton (AZ) HS Head Coach; 3x Arizona High School State Champs (2003, 2004, 2008) and 3x State runner up (2011, 2009, 2005); over 300 career victories; 38 players have gone on to play in college (14 in D1) and 12 have played professionally Join three-time state championship Coach Mike Woods as he prepares his high school baseball team for the upcoming season. This video will enhance any coach's practice with a variety of drills delivered in an up-tempo, time-saving practice. Each practice was filmed live, as it happened. Woods and his staff provide helpful commentary on their approach to practice and coach their players through the drills. Practice #1: Coach Woods takes you through his six phase practice session. Each phase includes drills for footwork, ball handling, ball transfer, 1st and 3rd defense and batting practice. You'll see a unique twist on dynamic stretching as well as a detailed throwing program that gets every player building his arm in a way that is relevant to his position. Woods reveals his catcher drills that use a pitching machine, explains why he incorporates the pre-game infield/outfield routine into every practice, then throws live batting practice; giving you total access to all of the tips, adjustments and attention to fundamentals he conveys to his players. Practice #2: In the second practice, Coach Woods runs his team through the "Vault" base running drill which will allow your team to get a better jump on the ball and steal more bases. Woods spends a good amount of time giving highly detailed coaching to catchers, and has his assistants doing cage work and tee drills with highly detailed, excellent coaching. Also included is a live batting practice with every round scripted to resemble a live game situation; outfield work with a focus on one-hops, ground balls, fly balls, and playing balls off the wall; double plays with a focus on the first out; and situation work. This video is a valuable for any coach at any level who wants to develop or improve their high energy practices. Coach Woods shows how every coach can maximize their practice time with their players and get the most out of their players everyday! 250 minutes (2 DVDs). 2012. All Access videos are designed to allow viewers from all over the world to see how successful coaches run their practices in a "live" practice setting. All Access videos allow viewers to see the practices un-edited and in real-time. You will see how top coaches run their drills, interact with their team and staff, how they motivate their team, the cue words they use, the atmosphere of the practice and how practices are structured from day to day. Many coaches visit successful colleges and high schools to watch practice. But if you live out of state or out of the country, visiting another coach's practice can be costly. That's why we created the All Access Practice Series of videos -- to bring the practices to you!
with Dr. John Tauer, University of St. Thomas Head Men's Basketball Coach; 2012 MIAC Champions (St. Thomas has won or shared the conference title in 13 of the past 14 seasons (through 2012); 2011 NCAA Champions St. Thomas is the only NCAA team (out of 1,000+) to be in the top 10 in the nation for field goal percentage each of the past five years (2006-10). For the past 16 years, Dr. Tauer has directed his own summer basketball camps, working with thousands of young players. Armed with this rich experience, Tauer has developed a time-tested series of hierarchical' skill progressions that challenge and reward every player. In this youth basketball DVD, Dr. Tauer focuses on building individual skills that are the hallmarks of basketball fundamentals, including: ball-handling shooting passing catching rebounding Unique features of this video include: A teaching progression using a hierarchy of drills for each major skill area.This hierarchy of drills increases in complexity to help coaches tailor drills based on individual and team needs. A blend of coaching and teaching points that incorporate Tauer's expertise in sport psychology. Live clips of youth players allow you to watch the common mistakes and areas of challenge for young players. Throughout the DVD, Tauer shares valuable coaching tips, highlights positive ways to provide feedback and encouragement, and explains how to make drills more competitive and challenging. Dr. Tauer's experience as a successful college player and coach, as a long-time director of youth camps for thousands of players and as a psychology professor, make this one of the most insightful DVDs ever made for youth basketball! 120 minutes. 2010.
With Mark Brew, Lee University Head Baseball Coach, 2010 & 2008 NAIA National Runner-up; 2008 NAIA National Coach of the Year Increase your success on the field with this strategic, fundamental practice regimen. Mark Brew, who has lead Lee University to the NAIA World Series each of the last four seasons (2007-10), takes you through the five key components of his dynamic coaching philosophy and demonstrates how he incorporates them into his daily practices. Get detailed insight into how Brew designs his practice plans and watch him implement his plan into an efficient, intense practice session that will help develop your players individually and as a team. Coach Brew's practice features eight segments that include all players working with the coaching staff on game-like situations. The practice includes: Pre Practice Set (individual work) A high-energy agility warm-up Form Running with Dynamic Stretching Base Running to All Bases Includes a different game-like situation at each base Offensive Bunt Sets the work on sacrifice bunts, drag bunts and push bunts Position Specific Throwing Drills Defensive Sets Team Batting Practice Now you can create game-like situations; focus, intensity and competitiveness in your practices using Brew's successful formula! 55 minutes. 2011.
From saving for a new bike to investing their allowance online, kids get the "cents" they need with this. Kids will also learn:How coins and bills are made.What money can buy--from school supplies to fun and games.How credit cards work.Ways to watch money grow--from savings to stocks.Cool financial technology.And more! Saving money isn't about a piggy bank anymore. Today's kids are investing money, starting their own small businesses, and watching their savings earn interest. This book will teach kids all they need to know about the "green" they earn so they can save or spend it wisely. This edition includes completely new material on online banking, opening a bank account, and saving allowance.
Lenticular or animation? Surprise, it's both in one!!Watch me go!With incredibly crisp photographs, these 60-frame lenticulars bring images to life. Watch a bird flap its wings, a butterfly land on a flower, or an airplane take off from a runway. These illustrations literally leap off the page!
Anthony Morrison is today's hottest young entrepreneur and a celebrated author. It is not unusual to see him on TV in the nation's most popular TV stations. Anthony Morrison's new book "Advertising Profits From Home" is proven step-by-system that will allow anyone to start making money right from their home right now. In a world full of information overload Anthony Morrison presents today an inspiring easy to follow guide to not only making an additional income, but a solid foundation that will allow you to build your own successful internet business. Anthony's innovative approach to internet marketing and how to find niches where thousands of dollars can be made and that are not being exploited. Anthony Morrison is an internet marketing expert and millionaire who has created over 20 successful companies before the age of 30. He has been able to achieve but a lot of people can only dream of by the time he got out of college. He is the perfect mentor for anyone who is tired of trying outdated methods for making money that simply just doesn't work. The strategies and techniques depicted in Anthony's book are proven to work because these are the same strategies and techniques that have made him in a millionaire and that he continues to apply on all his new companies. By refining his system, Anthony Morrison provides you with a solid and easy to follow guide that will show you what you need to do to success on your very own internet business, and what to avoid in order being on the fast track to achieving success. Here is a chance to watch this video WITHOUT signing up for anything or giving out your phone number. We can't confirm if this system works or not.
This easy-to-use book is a must-have for any frozen-treat lovers looking to add new ideas to their dessert repertoire. The gourmet pops in this book come together quickly and easily with a little help from the Zoku Quick Pop Maker. Watch as delectable chocolate-covered pops, striped pops, and even cream-filled pops freeze in minutes, right before your eyes.Weve been making ice pops the same way since the early 1900suntil now. Zoku introduced the Quick Pop Maker in 2009 to an enthusiastic public, and its no wonder why it was such a hit. It makes delicious pops in 79 minutes, right on your countertop.And this book is designed to help you master the art of creating Zoku Quick Pops faster and better than ever. With over 40 quick recipes, theres something inside for everyone to enjoy. Those with a penchant for light and healthy pops will love the Just Peachy and Watermelon, while those with a love for decadent desserts will devour the Marble Cheesecake and Key Lime Pie. The collection ranges from nostalgic favorites like Neapolitan and Mint Chip to timely flavors like Pink Mojito and Chai.The book also includes Zokus original pop-making techniques, tons of decorating ideas, and tips to inspire our fellow Quick Pop enthusiasts to create their own unique recipes. So grab your pop maker and get popping! Paperback. 96 pages.
Two wealthy, powerful men engage in a decades-long contest to create and possess the most remarkable watch in history. James Ward Packard of Warren, Ohio, was an entrepreneur and a talented engineer of infinite curiosity, a self-made man who earned millions from his inventions, including the design and manufacture of America’s first luxury car—the elegant and storied Packard. Henry Graves, Jr., was the very essence of blue-blooded refinement in the early 1900s: son of a Wall Street financier, a central figure in New York high society, and a connoisseur of beautiful things—especially fine watches. Then, as now, expensive watches were the ultimate sign of luxury and wealth, but in the early twentieth century the limitless ambition, wealth, and creativity of these two men pushed the boundaries of mathematics, astronomy, craftsmanship, technology, and physics to create ever more ingenious timepieces. In any watch, features beyond the display of hours, minutes, and seconds are known as “complications.” Packard and Graves spurred acclaimed Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe to create the Mona Lisa of timepieces—a fabled watch that incorporated twenty-four complications and took nearly eight years to design and build. For the period, it was the most complicated watch ever created. For years it disappeared, but then it surfaced at a Sotheby’s auction in 1999, touching off a heated bidding war, shattering all known records when it fetched $11 million from an anonymous bidder. New York Times bestselling author Stacy Perman takes us from the clubby world of New York high society into the ateliers of the greatest Swiss watchmakers, and into the high-octane, often secretive subculture of modern-day watch collecting. With meticulous research, vivid historical details, and a wealth of dynamic personalities, A Grand Complication is the fascinating story of the thrilling duel between two of the most intriguing men of the early twentieth century. Above all, it is a sweeping chronicle of innovation, the desire for beauty, and the lengths people will go to possess it.
Watch Me Draw a Magical Fairy World tells the story of Lily, an endearing little fairy who faces quite the predicament when she loses her magic wand! Luckily, Lily has plenty of magical friends who can help. Kids can join Lily on an artistic journey as she moves from one friend to the next in an attempt to locate her wand before the much anticipated Starlight Sparkle Ball. This charming book includes 11 easy drawing lessons, “reward” stickers, and a flip-out paper pad with simple drawing prompts. Helpful step-by-step instructions guide budding artists as they learn to draw the characters and subjects featured in the story, including a helpful unicorn, a beautiful princess, a grumpy toad, and a wise swan.
with Missy Meharg, University of Maryland Head Coach; 2011 & 2010 Back-to-Back National Champions; 7X National Coach of the Year; 7x NCAA Championship Coach (1993, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011); member of the NFHCA Hall of Fame (2009); 2009 NCAA Runner-Up; 7X ACC Champions, Over 360 career victories Explore the inner-workings of Meharg's time-tested system of success and learn how you can incorporate it into your program. This extensive DVD set includes over four hours of field hockey instruction including three full practices, a film scouting session, weight lifting and team meetings. Cap off the experience with a full Maryland field hockey game, watching from the stands and from the sidelines as Meharg offers you insight and wisdom with real-time commentary. Practice Breakdown: Practice 1 is a fitness day with every drill and skill dedicated to keeping players moving at game-speed throughout the practice. Practice 2 tapers down the fitness work so players can focus more on tactics specific to their positions. Practice 3 is devoted to game prep and competitive games with an emphasis on high energy and great skill work. Wrap up Day 3 by joining the coaches and team in the film room and scouting game footage of their next opponent. Finally, get an all access pass to a Maryland field hockey home game. Watch from the sidelines with Coach Meharg as she offers her thoughts and analysis on her team's performance. Then get into the stands and see how the practices have prepared the Terps to execute their great game plan. Bonus features include a weight lifting session with the team and a tour of the Maryland field hockey facilities. This DVD set covers nearly every facet of building a successful field hockey program the Maryland way. Order now and take the first step in integrating these proven techniques into your field hockey program! 4 DVDs (373 minutes plus bonus features). 2010. All Access videos are designed to allow viewers from all over the world to see how successful coaches run their practices in a "live" practice setting. All Access videos allow viewers to see the practices un-edited and in real-time. You will see how top coaches run their drills, interact with their team and staff, how they motivate their team, the cue words they use, the atmosphere of the practice and how practices are structured from day to day. Many coaches visit successful colleges and high schools to watch practice. But if you live out of state or out of the country, visiting another coach's practice can be costly. That's why we created the All Access Practice Series of videos -- to bring the practices to you!