Sports Illustrated Almanac 2013

Author: Editors of Sports Illustrated

Publisher: Sports Illustrated

ISBN: 9781603209342

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 544

View: 6605

America's favorite sports almanac since its introduction 22 years ago, the Sports Illustrated Almanac now has 2012 covered, from football to fencing, hockey to handball and everything in between. The Sports Illustrated Almanac features essays by top Sports Illustrated writers; all-time stats and records; and ticketing and venue information for pro baseball, basketball, football and hockey. It's the ultimate argument-ender!
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Sports Illustrated Almanac 2014

Author: Editors of Sports Illustrated

Publisher: Sports Illustrated

ISBN: 9781603209762

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 544

View: 4516

America's best-selling sports almanac, now in its 23rd year, is as fact-filled and fun as ever. Packed with stats, standings and historical data from Sports Illustrated's award-winning staff, this is the essential reference book for every fan. From pro and college football to Major League Baseball and the NBA to NASCAR, Sports Illustrated Almanac 2014 features all-time records and year-by-year statistics, including: The 2013 baseball playoffs and World Series An 88-page pro football section with year-by-year NFL standings and game recaps for Super Bowls I to XLVII Complete results from every major tournament in golf and tennis Year-by-year and 2013 statistics from NASCAR, IRL and Formula One Annual results from many professional and amateur sports, including Little League baseball, lacrosse and volleyball It's the ultimate argument-ender.
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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600571751

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 4208

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this updated resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere—in fact, it has been featured as a category on Jeopardy! and is routinely used as a go-to, all-encompassing guide for aspiring game show contestants. The 2013 edition of The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia questions—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.
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Sports Illustrated: Almanac 2004

Author: Editors of Sports Illustrated

Publisher: Sports Illustrated

ISBN: 9781931933797

Category: Reference

Page: 896

View: 3351

Providing a complete review of the year in sports, this authoritative reference provides statistical reports, photographs, histories, previews, and special features on the world's major sports
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Perfect

The Rise and Fall of John Paciorek, Baseball's Greatest One-Game Wonder

Author: Steven K. Wagner

Publisher: Breakaway Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 6046

THE MAN WHO BATTED A THOUSAND A spectacular major-league debut—then obscurity. On the final day of the 1963 major-league baseball season, Houston Colt .45s teen sensation John Paciorek—in his one and only big-league game—went three-for-three, giving him a career batting average of 1.000. He also notched three RBI and scored four times. In the outfield John played magnificently, cleanly fielding all four balls hit to him. His was, truly, a perfect game—the most spectacular game ever by a player in his only big-league appearance. Then, a back injury dropped him just as quickly back down to the minor leagues, where he soon departed from baseball forever. A rare jewel of baseball history, Perfect tells John’s remarkable story, from his childhood in Detroit, to athletic excellence in high school, to a solitary season in the low minors, to his one shining day in the majors and everything that followed. It includes excerpts from the play-by-play announcers watching his performance—Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner and Lindsey Nelson—and reflections from numerous outstanding major-league players who crossed paths with John that day, including Rusty Staub and Jim Wynn. The big question remains: What might John Paciorek have become? His story is a fascinating one for anyone who loves the game of baseball: wonderful nostalgia for older fans, a bit of trivia brought fully to life, and a tantalizing story of hope and inspiration for young players aspiring to greatness. _____________ “A great book that captures the essence of baseball and every boy’s dream: to play in the major leagues. The story of John Paciorek is the stuff of legends.” —Gary Adams, former UCLA baseball coach “By perfect illogical fate, John Pacorek's 1.000 career batting average for one day’s work in the big leagues is really more the measure of a man who came to understand that the baseball Gods simply threw him a proverbial curve ball. It can’t be explained, yet Steve Wagner’s chronicling of that day does it, and makes you wonder more why John, and not Moonlight Graham, wasn’t the perfect person to have in the movie Field of Dreams.” —Tom Hoffarth, columnist, Los Angeles Daily News
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Their Greatest Victory

24 Athletes Who Overcame Disease, Disability and Injury

Author: David L. Porter

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476602476

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 2137

This book profiles 24 athletes who overcame seemingly insurmountable medical odds to attain athletic success. Each profile describes the athlete’s problem, the medical issues he or she faced, how success was achieved despite the setback, and the personal qualities that helped the athlete to prevail. Part I features 15 athletes who dealt with diseases and physical disabilities, including Babe Didrikson Zaharias (cancer), Ron Santo (diabetes), Gail Devers (Graves’ disease), Alonzo Mourning (kidney disease), Wilma Rudolph (polio), Scott Hamilton (a pancreatic disorder in childhood) and Jimmy Abbott (born with one hand). Part II highlights nine athletes who dealt with near-fatal or life-changing accidents and injuries, including Bill Toomey, Three-Finger Brown, Greg LeMond, Lou Brissie and Tommy John.
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National Football League Franchises

Team Performances, Financial Consequences

Author: Frank P. Jozsa, Jr.

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498533957

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

View: 2528

National Football League Franchises highlights and analyzes thirty-two teams’ historical regular-season and postseason performances and provides a financial profile of each as a profitable or unprofitable enterprise. This book reveals how effectively each team competes and operates from a business perspective.
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TIME Almanac 2013

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Author: Kelly Knauer,Editors of Time Magazine

Publisher: Time Almanac

ISBN: 9781618930194

Category: Reference

Page: 864

View: 4768

Presents facts on world statistics, famous people, demographics, history, geography, global trends, election results, sports statistics, scientific research, and technological innovations.
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TIME For Kids Almanac 2013

Author: Editors of TIME For Kids Magazine

Publisher: Time For Kids

ISBN: 9781603209212

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 4388

Packed with facts, stats, and news from around the country and around the world, the TIME For Kids Almanac 2013 includes information on topics ranging from animals to acid rain, voting rules to video games, sports stars to space exploration-and much more. This richly designed resource features more than 800 photos, maps, lists, and timelines, and is sure to keep young readers engaged, entertained, and learning-all at once. With more than 3.5 million subscribers, TIME For Kids is the number 1 trusted source for up-todate kid-friendly news. The 2013 almanac is a must-have for all 8- to 12-year-olds, pairing important news and indispensable info from the award-winning magazine with fascinating facts, puzzles, quizzes, and interactive sidebars. Whether they want to learn about global warming or Grammy winners, curious kids will find exactly what they need within the colorful pages of the TIME For Kids Almanac 2013.
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Reeds Aberdeen Global Asset Management Western Almanac 2013

Author: Andy Du Port,Rob Buttress

Publisher: Reed's Almanac

ISBN: 9781408172131

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 2050

The Reeds Western Almanac covers the coastline from Cape Wrath to Padstow as well as the whole of Ireland, and is ideal for any boater lucky enough to cruise and race in the superb waters off the coast of Western Scotland, Ireland or Western England. It offers ready access to essential navigation information by virtue of its clear layout and user friendly format. Completely updated for 2013, topics include pilotage, tides, safety, navigation, radio, lights, waypoints, weather forecast information, communications, Mayday and distress procedures. The spiral binding allows the Almanac to be opened flat on the chart table and the large type size and clear layout makes information easy to read even in adverse conditions. It is the complete guide for both Irish and Scottish mariners as well as those cruising the UK west coast. Includes a free Reeds Marina Guide. Also available: free supplements of up-to-date navigation changes from January to June. 'There are some things I would not go to sea without - Reeds is one of them.' Sir Chay Blyth
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Almanac 2006

Author: Sports Illustrated

Publisher: Time Books

ISBN: 9781932994759

Category: Reference

Page: 863

View: 1262

Providing a complete review of the year in sports, this reference includes statistical reports, photographs, histories, previews, and special features on the world's major sports.
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How Baseball Explains America

Author: Hal Bodley,George Will

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1623688078

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 3375

Examining the connection between baseball and our society as a whole, How Baseball Explains America is a fascinating, one-of-a-kind journey through America's pastime. Longtime USA TODAY baseball editor and columnist Hal Bodley explores just how essential baseball is to understanding the American experience. He takes readers into the Oval Office with George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton as the former presidents share their thoughts on the game, he looks at the changes that America's Greatest Generation ushered in, as well as examining baseball's struggle with performance enhancing drugs alongside America's war on drugs. An unabashedly celebratory explanation of America's love affair with baseball and the men who make it possible, this work sheds light on topics such as the role Jackie Robinson's signing with the Dodgers played in the civil rights movement, how baseball's westward expansion mirrored the growth of our national economy, labor strife, baseball families, the international explosion of the game, and even the myriad ways in which movies, music, and baseball are intrinsically tied. It is a must read for anyone interested in more fully understanding not only the game but also the nation in which it thrives.
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TIME For Kids Almanac 2014

Author: Editors of Time for Kids Magazine

Publisher: Time For Kids

ISBN: 9781603209526

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 3106

Packed with facts, stats and news from around the country and around the world, the TIME For Kids Almanac 2014 includes information on topics ranging from animals to acid rain, voting rules to video games, sports stars to space exploration-and much more. This richly designed resource for kids features more than 800 photos, maps, lists and time lines, and is sure to keep young readers engaged, entertained and learning-all at once. With more than 3.5 million subscribers, TIME For Kids is the No. 1 trusted source for up-to-date kid-friendly news. The 2014 Almanac is a must-have for all 8- to 12-year-olds, pairing important news and indispensable info from the award-winning magazine with fascinating facts, puzzles, quizzes, and interactive sidebars. Whether they want to learn about global warming or Grammy winners, curious kids will find exactly what they need within the colorful pages of the TIME For Kids Almanac 2014.
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Reeds Aberdeen Asset Management Eastern Almanac 2014

Author: Reeds

Publisher: Reed's Almanac

ISBN: 9781408193235

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 6388

The Reeds Eastern Almanac covers the UK east coast from Ramsgate to Cape Wrath including the Shetland and Orkney Islands, and from Niewport to Delfzjil and Helgoland, and is the complete guide for North Sea mariners, offering ready access to essential information by virtue of its clear layout and user friendly format. Completely updated for 2014, topics include pilotage, tides, safety, navigation, radio, lights, waypoints, weather forecast information around UK and European waters, communications, Mayday and distress procedures. The spiral binding allows the Almanac to be opened flat on the chart table and the large type and clear layout makes information easy to read even in adverse conditions. Includes a free Reeds Marina Guide. Also available: free supplements of up-to-date navigation changes from January to June. 'There are some things I would not go to sea without - Reeds is one of them.' Sir Chay Blyth
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All about Everything

The Ultimate Fact-packed Almanac

Author: Kim Bryan

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9781465417466

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 1311

A general pictorial reference guide covers topics arranged into such categories as nature, human body, science and technology, space, history, and art and culture.
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Binewskis: Verfall einer radioaktiven Familie

Roman

Author: Katherine Dunn

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827076978

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 2033

Arturo, der Fischjunge, ist der Star des Familienzirkus. Sein rhetorisches Talent begeistert die Zuschauer so sehr, dass sie ihn wie einen Gott verehren und alles geben würden, um zu werden wie er. Am meisten aber liebt ihn seine Schwester Olympia, sie steht auch dann noch zu ihm, als er die siamesischen Zwillinge gegeneinander aufbringt, als er skrupellos die magischen Fähigkeiten des Nesthäkchens Chick für seine Zwecke missbraucht. Es ist Olympia, die buckelige Albino-Zwergin, die uns von ihrer Familie erzählt, von ihren Eltern, die sich durch unfassbare Experimente eine genetisch mutierte Freakshow heranzüchten. Sie berichtet von Geschwisterliebe und -konkurrenz, vom Kampf um Anerkennung in einer Welt des Über-Besonderen. Als Arturo in seinem Größenwahn kaum mehr zu halten ist, entwickelt sich ein dramatisches Spiel zwischen fanatischer Hingabe und mörderischer Abscheu. Dutzende wunderlich-bezaubernde Figuren hinterfragen unsere Vorstellung von „Selbst“ und dem „Anderen“, normal und unnormal, Perfektion und Deformation. Was ist Schönheit? Und was ist die moderne Familie wert?
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Texas Almanac 2016-2017

Author: Elizabeth Cruce Alvarez,Robert Plocheck

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1625110340

Category: Reference

Page: 752

View: 1442

THE TEXAS ALMANAC 2016–2017 includes these new feature articles: • A history of Texas’ various food regions—from Tex-Mex to barbecue—written by Dotty Griffith, longtime food writer for The Dallas Morning News and author of The Texas Holiday Cookbook, Celebrating Barbecue, and Wild About Chili. • A look at the big business of Texas wine, including a history of grape growing and winemaking, written by Melinda Esco, author of Texas Wineries. • The story of Assault, the feisty chestnut colt from King Ranch who injured his right forefoot as a foal but loved to run and went on to win the 1946 Triple Crown. This article spotlights the 70th anniversary of Assault’s historic feat, which earned him the nickname “The Club-Footed Comet.” • A overview of professional and college sports in Texas written by Norm Hitzges, a popular sports-talk radio host in the DFW area for 40 years; the author of several sports books, including Greatest Team Ever: The Dallas Cowboys Dynasty of The 1990s; and the television play-by-play voice for the Dallas Sidekicks. MAJOR SECTIONS UPDATED FOR EACH EDITION An illustrated History of The Lone Star State. The Environment, including geology, plant life, wildlife, rivers, lakes. Weather highlights of the previous two years, plus a list of destructive weather dating from 1766. Agriculture, including data on production of crops, fruits, vegetables, livestock, and dairy. A Pronunciation Guide to Texas town and county names. Business and Transportation, with an expanded section on Oil and Gas. A two-year Astronomical Calendar, including moon phases, sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, eclipses, and meteor showers. Recreation, with details on state and national parks, landmarks, and wildlife refuges. Sports, including lists of high school and college sports champions, the records of professional sports teams, as well as lists of Texas Olympians and Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductees. Counties, a large section featuring detailed county maps and profiles for Texas’ 254 counties. Population figures, including the latest estimates from the State Data Center. A comprehensive list of Texas cities and towns. Politics, Elections, and information on Federal, State, and Local governments. Culture and the Arts, including a list of civic and religious holidays. Health and Science, with charts of vital statistics. Education, including a complete list of colleges and universities, and University Interscholastic League results. Obituaries of notable Texans.
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Visualize This!

Author: Nathan Yau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527760229

Category: Statistics / Graphic methods / Data processing

Page: 422

View: 8951

A guide on how to visualise and tell stories with data, providing practical design tips complemented with step-by-step tutorials.
Posted in Statistics / Graphic methods / Data processing