Total Immersion

The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier

Author: Terry Laughlin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451688334

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 9586

Swim better—and enjoy every lap—with Total Immersion, a guide to improving your swimming from an expert with more than thirty years of experience in the water. Terry Laughlin, the world’s #1 authority on swimming success, has made his unique approach even easier for anyone to master. Whether you’re an accomplished swimmer or have always found swimming to be a struggle, Total Immersion will show you that it’s mindful fluid movement—not athletic ability—that will turn you into an efficient swimmer. This new edition of the bestselling Total Immersion features: · A thoughtfully choreographed series of skill drills—practiced in the mindful spirit of yoga—that can help anyone swim more enjoyably · A holistic approach to becoming one with the water and to developing a swimming style that’s always comfortable · Simple but thorough guidance on how to improve fitness and form · A complementary land-and-water program for achieving a strong and supple body at any age Based on more than thirty years of teaching, coaching, and research, Total Immersion has dramatically improved the physical and mental experience of swimming for thousands of people of all ages and abilities.
Posted in Sports & Recreation


The Science and Mystery of Freshwater Mussels

Author: Abbie Gascho Landis

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610918088

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 6380

Abbie Gascho Landis first fell for freshwater mussels while submerged in an Alabama creek, her pregnant belly squeezed into a wetsuit. After an hour of fruitless scanning, a mussel materialized from the rocks—a little spectaclecase, herself pregnant, filtering the river water through a delicate body while her gills bulged with offspring. In that moment of connection, Landis became a mussel groupie, obsessed with learning more about the creatures' hidden lives. She isn't the only fanatic; the shy mollusks, so vital to the health of rivers around the world, have a way of inspiring unusual devotion. In Immersion: The Science and Mystery of Freshwater Mussels, Landis brings readers to a hotbed of mussel diversity, the American Southeast, to seek mussels where they eat, procreate, and, too often, perish. Accompanied often by her husband, a mussel scientist, and her young children, she learned to see mussels on the creekbed, to tell a spectaclecase from a pigtoe, and to worry what vanishing mussels—70 percent of North American species are imperiled—will mean for humans and wildlife alike. In Immersion, Landis shares this journey, traveling from perilous river surveys to dry streambeds and into laboratories where endangered mussels are raised one precious life at a time. Mussels have much to teach us about the health of our watersheds if we step into the creek and take a closer look at their lives. In the tradition of writers like Terry Tempest Williams and Sy Montgomery, Landis gracefully chronicles these untold stories with a veterinarian's careful eye and the curiosity of a naturalist. In turns joyful and sobering, Immersion is an invitation to see rivers from a mussel's perspective, a celebration of the wild lives visible to those who learn to search.
Posted in Nature

The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories

Author: Frank Rose

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393341259

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 4035

A contributing editor at Wired examines the way entertainment has shifted in the face of new media and discusses the way that people such as Will Wright, James Cameron and Damon Lindelof are changing how we play, relax and think. Reprint.
Posted in Business & Economics

Virtual Art

From Illusion to Immersion

Author: Oliver Grau

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262572231

Category: Art

Page: 416

View: 2447

An overview of the art historical antecedents to virtual reality and the impact of virtual reality on contemporary conceptions of art.
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A Writer's Guide to Going Deep

Author: Ted Conover

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022611306X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

View: 6698

Over three and a half decades, Ted Conover has ridden the rails with hoboes, crossed the border with Mexican immigrants, guarded prisoners in Sing Sing, and inspected meat for the FDAand lived not only to tell the tales, but to write about them. His books and articlesincluding Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, winner of the 2000 National Book Critics Circle Awardhave made him one of the premier practitioners of immersion reporting, in which a writer becomes part of a specific world for a time to better understand and explain it to readers. This book distills the knowledge he has gained from his own immersion experiences for the benefit of writers at all levels undertaking similar projects. It also incorporates insights from other well-known writers in this genre, including Alex Kotlowitz, Anne Fadiman, and Sebastian Junger. The book covers such topics as how to get into a community, how to conduct oneself once inside, and how to shape and structure the stories that emerge from immersion, and it concludes with an annotated bibliography of exemplary immersive writing."
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

A Field Guide for Immersion Writing

Memoir, Journalism, and Travel

Author: Robin Hemley

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820338508

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 193

View: 8831

Discusses the various types of immersion writing, including travel, memoir, and journalism, and explains some of the issues that writers encounter in reporting about the factual world and in describing other people and their own inner experiences.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Language and Identity in a Dual Immersion School

Author: Kim Potowski

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853599433

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 2842

This book describes the experiences of a group of students in Chicago, Illinois, who are attending one of the first Spanish-English dual immersion schools in the United States. The author follows the group during two school years, documenting their Spanish use and proficiency, as well as how their two languages intersect with the ongoing production of their identities.
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Immersion Education

International Perspectives

Author: Robert Keith Johnson,Merrill Swain

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521586559

Category: Education

Page: 315

View: 8482

Within bilingual education, more and more programs are adopting the option of immersion education, in which a second language is used as the medium of instruction. This volume illustrates the implementation immersion education in North America, Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa, showing its use in programs ranging from preprimary to tertiary level and demonstrating how it can function in foreign language teaching, for teaching a minority language to members of the language majority, for reviving or supporting languages at risk of extinction, and for helping learners acquire a language needed for wider communication or career advancement. A final section reviews lessons learned from experiences with immersion and explores new directions the approach is taking. This text will be of interest to teachers, teacher educators, and others involved in bilingual education.
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The Immersion Book of Steampunk

Author: Gareth D. Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956392442

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

View: 6494

Join the "Immersion Book of Steampunk" for an expedition through a new age of glorious industry. Encounter suffragette air-pirates, the art-deco terror of imperial skies, unwrap the bullet-proof magic of a cynical prince, or discover the dark, ensorcelled secrets of evolutionary public engineering.
Posted in Fiction



Author: Sean Kennedy

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1682225453

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 7269

In 2086, reality is augmented. Dan Hunter is a field investigator for the augmented and virtual cyberspace of Immersion, the most pervasive and dominant technological platform since the invention of the Internet. A strange complaint leads him into a broadcast storm of living weapons and sensual religious orders, all filtered through augmented and virtual reality circles that spin at the speed of light. A world of evolved black projects and terrible secrets left to fester in the upper atmosphere. Once exposed, those secrets could change mankind forever!
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Immersion in the Visual Arts and Media

Author: N.A

Publisher: Brill | Rodopi

ISBN: 9004308237

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 402

View: 2546

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this volume brings together contributions by distinguished experts from different disciplinary fields for a multidimensional view on immersion in the visual arts and media.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines


The Act of Christian Baptism

Author: John Christian

Publisher: Baptist Standard Bearer Incorporated

ISBN: 9781579784164

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 8224

Posted in Religion

Sounding New Media

Immersion and Embodiment in the Arts and Culture

Author: Frances Dyson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520944844

Category: Music

Page: 262

View: 8108

Sounding New Media examines the long-neglected role of sound and audio in the development of new media theory and practice, including new technologies and performance art events, with particular emphasis on sound, embodiment, art, and technological interactions. Frances Dyson takes an historical approach, focusing on technologies that became available in the mid-twentieth century-electronics, imaging, and digital and computer processing-and analyzing the work of such artists as John Cage, Edgard Varèse, Antonin Artaud, and Char Davies. She utilizes sound's intangibility to study ideas about embodiment (or its lack) in art and technology as well as fears about technology and the so-called "post-human." Dyson argues that the concept of "immersion" has become a path leading away from aesthetic questions about meaning and toward questions about embodiment and the physical. The result is an insightful journey through the new technologies derived from electronics, imaging, and digital and computer processing, toward the creation of an aesthetic and philosophical framework for considering the least material element of an artwork, sound.
Posted in Music

Seven Steps to Success in Dual Language Immersion

Author: Lore Carrera-Carrillo,Annette Rickert Smith

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325009926

Category: Education

Page: 100

View: 3164

Dual language immersion is one of the most important movements in second language education today. But many teachers, administrators, and policy makers have questions. How is it different from traditional second language instruction? What does it look like? What are its goals? And most important: How is it implemented? In 7 Steps to Success in Dual Language Immersion, you'll find answers to these broad questions. You'll also discover a blueprint for implementation and instruction at the K - 5 level that works. Lore Carrera - Carrillo and Annette Rickert Smith describe a step-by-step, start-to-finish model for teaching across the content areas in two languages. They guide you through all of the seven key steps, including: creating a program overview organizing classroom space planning instruction using exemplary teaching methods teaching through hands-on activities supporting instruction and accountability through assessment building community support In addition, they show you how exemplary programs work, and their instructional plan includes familiar formats such as balanced literacy, integrated thematic instruction, hands-on math and science lessons, and cooperative learning. Their ideas and resources will also help you secure the support of parents and community members whose help is vital to the long-term success of any two-way initiative. If you are moving from a single language to a dual language setting, or if you want to better understand the biliterate setting you're in, read 7 Steps to Success in Dual Language Immersion. You'll get the practical, proven support you need to help students achieve in any language.
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Learners' Experiences of Immersion Education

Case Studies of French and Chinese

Author: Michèle De Courcy

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853595608

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 163

View: 1715

This text follows the progress of two groups of learners in late immersion programmes. It adds to the literature on such programmes by its emphasis on the processes of learning in such programmes. Another aim of the book is to extend knowledge of learning processes in character-based languages.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Immanence and Immersion

On the Acoustic Condition in Contemporary Art

Author: Will Schrimshaw

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501315870

Category: Music

Page: 216

View: 9023

Immersion is the new orthodoxy. Within the production, curation and critique of sound art, as well as within the broader fields of sound studies and auditory culture, the immersive is routinely celebrated as an experiential quality of sound, the value of which is inherent yet strengthened through dubious metaphysical oppositions to the visual. Yet even within the visual arts an acoustic condition grounded in Marshall McLuhan's metaphorical notion of acoustic space underwrites predispositions towards immersion. This broad conception of an acoustic condition in contemporary art identifies the envelopment of audiences and spectators who no longer perceive from a distance but immanently experience immersive artworks and environments. Immanence and Immersion takes a critical approach to the figures of immersion and interiority describing an acoustic condition in contemporary art. It is argued that a price paid for this predisposition towards immersion is often the conceptual potency and efficacy of the work undertaken, resulting in arguments that compound the marginalisation and disempowerment of practices and discourses concerned with the sonic. The variously phenomenological, correlational and mystical positions that support the predominance of the immersive are subject to critique before suggesting that a stronger distinction between the often confused concepts of immersion and the immanence might serve as a means of breaking with the figure of immersion and the circle of interiority towards attaining greater conceptual potency and epistemological efficacy within the sonic arts.
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The Catalan Immersion Program

A European Point of View

Author: Josep Maria Artigal

Publisher: Praeger


Category: Education

Page: 102

View: 9061

This book describes an immersion program (school education conducted in a language different from that used at home) from a psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic and methodological view. The research is based on the more than 70,000 children in the Catalan immersion program, and the characteristic features of this program have relevance to researchers and practitioners in other countries. The book begins by describing the conditions to be fulfilled by any immersion program in order to be of benefit to the children taking part in it. As assessment is made as to how experiments carried out in Catalonia meet these basic prerequisites. The book then examines the specific characteristics of the immersion program in Catalonia. Two features are singled out for particular attention: the low sociocultural background of the pupils and the early age, 3-4 years, of the children when the program begins. By analyzing these two variables, the author is able to revise certain theoretical and methodological aspects of second language learning-the prime role often attributed to comprehension over production and the hypothesis that a threshold level of mastery of LI (home language) is needed to gain access to the second language. The book describes a process whereby L2 is acquired in such a way as to permit meaningful and effective comprehension and production in the new language from the very outset stressing that L2 is learned as it is used instead of being learned first and used later.
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Total Immersion

Author: Allegra Goodman

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 0307786722

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3921

In "The Succession," the members of a prosperous Hawaii synagogue agree on almost nothing. But when the president of the synagogue absconds with a small fortune, far deeper—and more troubling—rifts emerge...In "The Closet," Evelyn's sister flees her family to take up residence in the attic—while the shunned Evelyn finds herself slipping into the waters of her sister's soul....In "Wish List," an expert on terrorism, vacationing at an academic retreat in England,receives a late-night phone call from National Public Radio. Asked for commentary on a hostage situation of which he is ignorant, Ed can whisper only: "It's unspeakable." Total Immersion In these and other exquisite stories, Allegra Goodman fills rooms with laughter and voices, captures dinner parties, seaside picnics, academic grudges, shul politics, and the kind of hurts that only families and lovers can know. Featuring two new stories previously published in The New Yorker, Total Immersion is Allegra Goodman's first collection of short fiction—a masterful work from one of the most powerful and eloquent voices on the American literary landscape. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Studies in Immersion Education

Author: Elaine Mellen Day,Stan Shapson

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853593550

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 153

View: 7739

"This book presents a unique collection of research studies on French Immersion conducted from the authors' base as a research team in British Columbia, Canada. It serves as an important resource for educators and policymakers interested in the impact of immersion on educational policy, student outcomes, second language curriculum, and teacher education." "Section I documents the authors' experiences in developing a systematic approach to evaluation and assessment of French immersion programs. Section II includes studies on important curricular and instructional considerations for immersion education, and Section III addresses teacher education and professional development, including in-depth case studies of immersion teacher education programs and immersion teachers' perspectives on their role and needs for support and improvement. A final chapter contains concluding comments and future directions for immersion programs." "Immersion has grown significantly not only in Canada but also worldwide. This collection of research studies will be informative to those involved in intensive second language education internationally."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Posted in Foreign Language Study

Narrative as Virtual Reality 2

Revisiting Immersion and Interactivity in Literature and Electronic Media

Author: Marie-Laure Ryan

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421417987

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 786

Posted in Literary Criticism