Closer to the Ground

An Outdoor Family's Year on the Water, In the Woods and at the Table

Author: Dylan Tomine

Publisher: Patagonia

ISBN: 1938340612

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 264

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Now completely revised and updated, with full-color photographs and family-friendly recipes throughout. The deeply personal story of a father learning to share his love of nature with his children, not through the indoor lens of words or pictures, but directly, palpably, by exploring the natural world as they forage, cook and eat from the woods and sea. This compelling, masterfully written tale follows Dylan Tomine and his family through four seasons as they hunt chanterelles, fish for salmon, dig clams and gather at the kitchen table, mouths watering, to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Closer to the Ground captures the beauty and surprise of the natural world — and the ways it teaches us how to live — with humor, gratitude and a nose for adventure as keen as a child’s. It is a book filled with weather, natural history and many delicious meals.
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Recovering the Ground

Critical Exercises in Recollection

Author: William H. Poteat

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791421314

Category: Philosophy

Page: 235

View: 2608

This book sets forth an ontological Copernican revolution. By means of a critical phenomenology, it shifts the axis of reflection from the putatively bedrock dualisms in which philosophy was conceived, to our lively, intentional mindbodies that are ontologically antecedent to, beyond the grasp of, yet implicated in, all reflection. In these exercises, reflection's center of gravity is shifted to our mindbodies, whose meditated whatness can be known in all of its forms of appearance--as material objects, organisms, makers, keepers and breakers of promises, husbands and wives, et cetera--and whose unmediated thisness everywhere importunately "shows itself." From this seamless, ontological bedrock, all of our dualisms have been brought forth by reflection. They never cease to be founded there; in action they disappear there. How, on this new foundation, do 'reflection', 'interpretation', 'thinking', 'speaking', 'time', 'hope', and 'memory' come differently to do their work?
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Condition Red Area 51

Author: DeWayne Harper

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493112775

Category: Fiction

Page: 764

View: 8686

July 9, 1947. Roswell, New Mexico. A young boy tags along with his father to the Roswell Army Air Field and witnesses something he was not to see or know about until fifty-three years later. August 5, 2000. Garden Plains, Kansas. A massive alien craft is spotted hovering by local citizens and darts off to the Northwest somewhere in Colorado, where it starts to tailgate commercial Flight 311 on its way to Oklahoma City. Three F-15 aircrafts are scrambling to intercept and investigate this unknown intruder. The alien craft darts off to the Southeast, and the three F-15s give pursuit of the unknown intruder. The alien craft is able to lose the F-15s in a thunderstorm near Roswell, and history repeats itself some fifty-three years later.
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Mirror of the Worlds

Author: N.A

Publisher: Justin Mitchell



Page: N.A

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Closer to Death, Closer to God

True Stories of a Spiritual Awakening

Author: Meryl Yvonne

Publisher: Turning Stone Press

ISBN: 1618520873

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 260

View: 4673

Meryl Yvonne is no ordinary woman. From a young age she experienced things of an “otherworldly” nature. Farmers would bring their ailing lambs to her for healing and to this day she continues as kaitiaki (guardian) of the animal kingdom. She has always had dreams that bring powerful messages.Throughout her life she has listened to her inner guidance. This book is the story of Meryl’s journey and the life experiences that initiated her spiritual awakening. Some gently raised her level of consciousness, while others—when facing death—catapulted her beyond human endurance into her unwavering faith of the metaphysical realm. And in facing death, she receives her greatest understanding of life: humanity and the One Supreme Presence is one and the same. Meryl writes: In forgetting that we are God, that God lives in us and is all powerful and limitless in its potential, we became afraid of what life could do to us. We fell over and skinned our knees, so now we only wear flat, sturdy shoes. Join Meryl on this incredible journey, and find the healer, the love, the wise one, and the One Supreme Presence within yourself. “Whatever lacks love is not fully formed in substance, and there is nowhere in creation that it can survive for long. As chaos, it must return to substance to reform into perfection. This is a Universal Law.”—from the book
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

From the Ground Up

Agility Foundation Training for Puppies and Beginner Dogs

Author: Kim Collins

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1929242786

Category: Pets

Page: 165

View: 5446

You might have a dog who you think will be a super-star on the agility course, but unless you work with him “from the ground up,” you may end up being disappointed. Author Kim Collins takes the position that there is a lot of training and relationship building that needs to go on before you ever begin to train the specific skills needed for agility. So this is the perfect book for you if you have a puppy or a young dog and are planning a career in agility in the future as it provides a complete training plan for both his pre-agility work and when he is ready to head out on the course.
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Author: Regina Bendix,Donald Brenneis

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825891084

Category: Social Science

Page: 151

View: 893

The essays in this volume present deeply contextualized cases of sensory experience.They link senses to each other and to event, sentiment, emplacement, identity, and the ongoing shaping of social life. In doing so, they make a strong joint case for the importance of taking the senses seriously, not in isolation but as integral elements of culture and interaction. (Donald Brenneis) Regina Bendix is a researcher at the University of Goettingen (Germany). Donald Brenneis is a researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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Complete Guide to Slowpitch Softball

Author: Rainer Martens,Julie S. Martens

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736094067

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 7476

Hall of Famer Rainer Martens has been playing softball for over 45 years. He currently coaches and plays for the Florida Legends—winners of over 80 national championships in the last 20 years. Although many books focus on fastpitch softball, this is the first comprehensive guide for slowpitch softball played by more than 13 million in the U.S. Includes over 200 photos and a 45-minute DVD that presents demonstrations of offensive and defensive techniques and tactics. Original.
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Religion and Human Purpose

A Cross Disciplinary Approach

Author: W. Horosz,Tad Clements

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400934831

Category: Philosophy

Page: 309

View: 6355

The cross-disciplinary studies in this volume are of special interest because they link human purpose to the present debate between religion and the process of secularization. If that debate is to be a creative one, the notion of the 'human orderer' must be related significantly both to the sacred and secular realms. In fact, if man were not a purposive being, he would have neither religious nor secular problems. Questions about origins and destiny, divine purposiveness and the order of human development, would not arise as topics of human concern. It would appear, then, that few would deny the fact of man's purposiveness in existence, that the pursuit of these purposes constitutes the dramas of history and culture. Yet the case is otherwise. For, concerning 'purposes' itself, widely divergent, even antithetical, views have been held. The common man has mistrusted its guidance for purpose, much too often, 'changes its mind'. Its fluctuations and whimsical nature are too much even for common sense. The sciences have identified purpose with the personal life and viewed it as a function of the subject self. Consequently they had no need for it in scientific method and objective knowledge. The religions of the world have used purpose in its holistic sense, for purposes of establishing grandious systems of religious totality and for stating the ultimate goals in man's destiny.
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Research Note RM

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Forests and forestry

Page: N.A

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Aerodynamics of a Lifting System in Extreme Ground Effect

Author: Kirill V. Rozhdestvensky

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540662778

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

View: 9168

This book is dedicated to the memory of a distinguished Russian engineer, Rostislav E. Alexeyev, who was the first in the world to develop the largest ground effect machine - Ekranoplan. One of Alexeyev's design concepts with the aerodynamic configuration of a jlying wing can be seen on the front page. The book presents a description of a mathematical model of flow past a lifting system, performing steady and unsteady motions in close proximity to the underlying solid surface (ground). This case is interesting for practical purposes because both the aerodynamic and the economic efficiency of the system near the ground are most pronounced. Use of the method of matched asymptotic expansions enables closed form solutions for the aerodynamic characteristics of the wings-in-ground effect. These can be used for design, identification, and processing of experimental data in the course of developing ground effect vehicles. The term extreme ground effect, widely used through out the book, is associated with very small relative ground clearances of the order of 10% or less. The theory of a lifting surface, moving in immediate proximity to the ground, represents one of the few limiting cases that can be treated analytically. The author would like to acknowledge that this work has been influenced by the ideas of Professor Sheila E. Widnall, who was the first to apply the matched asymptotics techniques to treat lifting flows with the ground effect. Saint Petersburg, Russia February 2000 Kirill V. Rozhdestvensky Contents 1. Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Fallen Angels of Paradise: A Devil's Curse

Author: T.Y.

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434929329

Category: Fiction

Page: 38

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Possible Health Effects of Exposure to Residential Electric and Magnetic Fields

Author: Committee on the Possible Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Biologic Systems,Commission on Life Sciences,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309556716

Category: Science

Page: 349

View: 6433

Can the electric and magnetic fields (EMF) to which people are routinely exposed cause health effects? This volume assesses the data and draws conclusions about the consequences of human exposure to EMF. The committee examines what is known about three kinds of health effects associated with EMF: cancer, primarily childhood leukemia; reproduction and development; and neurobiological effects. This book provides a detailed discussion of hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment, and risk characterization for each. Possible Health Effects of Exposure to Residential Electric and Magnetic Fields also discusses the tools available to measure exposure, common types of exposures, and what is known about the effects of exposure. The committee looks at correlations between EMF exposure and carcinogenesis, mutagenesis, neurobehavioral effects, reproductive and developmental effects, effects on melatonin and other neurochemicals, and effects on bone healing and stimulated cell growth.
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Through the Veil

Author: Shiloh Walker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440638787

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 976

Found wandering in a field as a child, Lee Ross was given a name by the state and put in a foster home—without anyone realizing she wasn’t entirely human. All her life, she’s tried to forget the odd dreams that have plagued her, of monsters creeping through the night and a man fighting demons by her side. But the bruises she wakes with are all too real to ignore… Then the man from her dreams appears—in the flesh. His name is Kalen—and he insists that her destiny lies in his world, the world of her dreams. To save their people, he must convince Lee to give up everything she knows, follow her heart, and cross over into the Under Realm—even though once she does, she’ll never be able to return…
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Possible Health Effects of Exposure to Residential Electric and Magnetic Fields

Author: Committee on the Possible Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Biologic Systems

Publisher: National Academies


Category: Science

Page: 356

View: 3125

This volume assesses the data and draws conclusions about the consequences of human exposure to EMF. The committee examines what is known about three kinds of health effects associated with EMF; cancer; primarily childhood leukemia; reproduction and development; and neurobiological effects. It provides a detailed discussion of hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment, and risk characterization for each.--[book cover]
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Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101601027

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 1747

From the bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power and The Laws of Human Nature, a vital work revealing that the secret to mastery is already within you. Each one of us has within us the potential to be a Master. Learn the secrets of the field you have chosen, submit to a rigorous apprenticeship, absorb the hidden knowledge possessed by those with years of experience, surge past competitors to surpass them in brilliance, and explode established patterns from within. Study the behaviors of Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Leonardo da Vinci and the nine contemporary Masters interviewed for this book. The bestseller author of The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies of War, Robert Greene has spent a lifetime studying the laws of power. Now, he shares the secret path to greatness. With this seminal text as a guide, readers will learn how to unlock the passion within and become masters.
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High-speed Circuit Board Signal Integrity

Author: Stephen C. Thierauf

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 9781580538466

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 243

View: 7403

This leading-edge circuit design resource offers the knowledge needed to quickly pinpoint transmission problems that can compromise circuit design. Discusses both design and debug issues at gigabit per second data rates.
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The 13Th Chapter

Author: G. Boshoff

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466922508

Category: Religion

Page: 100

View: 9035

The 13th Chapter is an interesting tale, that was 19 years in the making, after a major car crash and some dreams that plagued the author for 16 years. The dreams that haunted him have a lot of inner messages beneficial to the entire world. With these and constant Deja-vu through the years, along with out of body experiences makes a fantastic non-fiction read. Join the author as he takes you through the drams and encapsulates you in the moment... and then pulls the pin. Mind blowing stuff. Full of intriguing thoughts and mystery, beginning to end...
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Friday Two Ways

Author: Ray Reagan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449072526

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 1214

The story takes place in the mid-west states. About a young boy in his life of growing up with his friends and his experiences of a weekend. During this weekend he has adventures in a girl, daily life and a party that seals the weekend. Realizing also that he is growing older out of the youth into manhood. The book is fun to experience the daily life of a young boy.
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