Taken by Surprise

A Dance Improvisation Reader

Author: Ann Cooper Albright,David Gere

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819566485

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 279

View: 6262

First comprehensive overview of improvisation in dance.
Posted in Performing Arts

Surprise, Security, and the American Experience

Author: John Lewis Gaddis

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674018365

Category: History

Page: 150

View: 859

Attempts to provide an answer to the question of how successful the Bush administration's grand strategy, set in nineteenth-century foundations, will be in the face of twenty-first-century national security challenges.
Posted in History


Author: Charnan Simon

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 0761374221

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8703

Two brothers prepare a birthday surprise for their mother. But her real surprise comes when she sees the mess they have made!
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Ignorance and Surprise

Science, Society, and Ecological Design

Author: Matthias Gross

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262265613

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 9233

Ignorance and surprise belong together: surprises can make people aware of their own ignorance. And yet, perhaps paradoxically, a surprising event in scientific research -- one that defies prediction or risk assessment -- is often a window to new and unexpected knowledge. In this book, Matthias Gross examines the relationship between ignorance and surprise, proposing a conceptual framework for handling the unexpected and offering case studies of ecological design that demonstrate the advantages of allowing for surprises and including ignorance in the design and negotiation processes. Gross draws on classical and contemporary sociological accounts of ignorance and surprise in science and ecology and integrates these with the idea of experiment in society. He develops a notion of how unexpected occurrences can be incorporated into a model of scientific and technological development that includes the experimental handling of surprises. Gross discusses different projects in ecological design, including Chicago's restoration of the shoreline of Lake Michigan and Germany's revitalization of brownfields near Leipzig. These cases show how ignorance and surprise can successfully play out in ecological design projects, and how the acknowledgment of the unknown can become a part of decision making. The appropriation of surprises can lead to robust design strategies. Ecological design, Gross argues, is neither a linear process of master planning nor a process of trial and error but a carefully coordinated process of dealing with unexpected turns by means of experimental practice.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Surprise Attack

Lessons for Defense Planning

Author: Richard K. Betts

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815719472

Category: History

Page: 318

View: 8979

Long before Germany's blitzkrieg swept the West, European leaders had received many signals of its imminence. Stalin, too, had abundant warning of German designs on Russia but believed that by avoiding "provocative" defensive measures he could avert the attack that finally came in June 1941. And the stories of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the Korean War, and three Arab-Israeli conflicts are replete with missed opportunities to react to unmistakable warnings. Richad K. Betts analyzes surprise attacks during the mid-twentieth century to illustrate his thesis: surprise attacks occur, not because intelligence services fail to warn, but because of the disbelief of political leaders. "Although the probability is low that the United States will fail to deter direct attack by the Soviet Union," Betts says, "the intensity of the threat warrants painstaking analysis of how to cope with it." His own investigation of the historical, psychological, political, diplomatic, and military aspects of his subject heightens understanding of why surprise attacks succeed and why victim nations fail to respond to warnings. In discussing current policy he focuses on the defense of Western Europe and applies the lessons of history to U.S. defense planning, offering detailed recommendations for changes in strategy. Obviously some of the potential dangers of military surprise cannot be prevented. The important thing, he emphasizes, is that "without forces that exceed requirements (the solution Moscow appears to have chosen), it is vital to ensure that what forces exist can be brought to bear when needed.
Posted in History


Author: Robert James Karpie

Publisher: B4HEART Publishing

ISBN: 9781598009422

Category: Fiction

Page: 88

View: 9670

"What a fantastic journey from dream to inception, with persistence, faith and gosh darn guts!!!" LOL, ... Spenze; on www.MySpace.com"Never Underestimate the Element of 'Surprise'! ... Olga "Surprise! will challenge kids to step forward and make a difference. This soon-to-be spiritual classic should not be missed. " ... Outskirts Press, Inc. In a world full of turmoil, our children are being cheated, not to mention, mentally, physically and sexually abused? Confronted with WW III, nuclear annihilation and massacres in our schools, coping is but a struggle; on a daily basis. Is it any wonder then; a state of denial? Are our children not being desensitized by violence, numbed as a way of coping by accepting violence itself as routine? What's happening to our social and family values? What about good old fashion Fun --- Nature, fishing, horsing around and worms? Did you ever see a worm after a heavy rain --- crawling, helplessly lost on a long wet sidewalk; knowing, just waiting --- anticipating, being baked --- alive by our hot sun? Did you ever stop and help at least --- one ; intervention? Try it, you might get a surprise. Maybe hell poop in your hand for Luck --- OOPS, brew-ha-ha --- Oouey Gooey! This book carries a message of hope as it presents an opportunity with interactive substance, to make a difference; if you are willing to accept the challenge. It is both captivating and compelling as it demonstrates family and social values, little lessons in life. ?ÇÿSurprise, will move and inspire both child and parent as it entertains the simple joys of life --- Fun, Nature --- fishing, horsing around and worms; which leads to the ultimate surprise as Oouey prepares to make the world a better place for all to live in! B4HEART --- Humanity Envisioned And Realized Together! Check it out www.B4HEART.comHosted by B4HEART.com
Posted in Fiction

Surprise, Texas

Author: Andy Wilkinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999756119


Page: 286

View: 7340

An historical fiction, or a fictional history -- you decide which -- intended to be read aloud, this is a story about how we sometimes must become what we pretend to be. Set in the ephemeral village of Surprise in the hard-scrabble oil patch of Andrews County, Texas, Thom Ed Jones recounts the history of the place and its peoples, a tribe by choice living by design in obscurity, quartered in homes with wheels. Surprise, Texas is the sort of place you drive past as quickly as you can, though after reading Thom Ed's story you might want to lighten your load of possessions and throw in with all these Surprises.
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Sarah's Surprise

Author: Nan Holcomb

Publisher: Jason & Nordic Publishers

ISBN: 9780944727188

Category: Birthdays

Page: 32

View: 2283

Six-year-old Sarah, mobile but unable to talk, wants to sing "Happy Birthday" for her mother and is able to provide a birthday surprise with help from her therapist and a new augmentative communication device.
Posted in Birthdays

A Surprise for Zac

Author: Jenny Giles

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780170097482

Category: Cycling

Page: 16

View: 1217

A bike track that has been developed next to Zaca s grandparentsa is the exciting surprise awaiting Zac. His obvious delight reinforces the pleasure that surprises usually bring.
Posted in Cycling

Mother's Day Surprise

Author: Stephen Krensky

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761456339

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8676

After watching the other animals make Mother's Day gifts, Violet the snake tries hard to think of something nice that she can make for her mother.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Big Fat Surprise

Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet

Author: Nina Teicholz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451624441

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 496

View: 6428

A New York Times bestseller Named one of The Economist’s Books of the Year 2014 Named one of The Wall Street Journal’s Top Ten Best Nonfiction Books of 2014 Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Books of 2014 Forbes’s Most Memorable Healthcare Book of 2014 Named a Best Food Book of 2014 by Mother Jones Named one of Library Journal's Best Books of 2014 In The Big Fat Surprise, investigative journalist Nina Teicholz reveals the unthinkable: that everything we thought we knew about dietary fat is wrong. She documents how the low-fat nutrition advice of the past sixty years has amounted to a vast uncontrolled experiment on the entire population, with disastrous consequences for our health. For decades, we have been told that the best possible diet involves cutting back on fat, especially saturated fat, and that if we are not getting healthier or thinner it must be because we are not trying hard enough. But what if the low-fat diet is itself the problem? What if the very foods we’ve been denying ourselves—the creamy cheeses, the sizzling steaks—are themselves the key to reversing the epidemics of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease? In this captivating, vibrant, and convincing narrative, based on a nine-year-long investigation, Teicholz shows how the misinformation about saturated fats took hold in the scientific community and the public imagination, and how recent findings have overturned these beliefs. She explains why the Mediterranean Diet is not the healthiest, and how we might be replacing trans fats with something even worse. This startling history demonstrates how nutrition science has gotten it so wrong: how overzealous researchers, through a combination of ego, bias, and premature institutional consensus, have allowed dangerous misrepresentations to become dietary dogma. With eye-opening scientific rigor, The Big Fat Surprise upends the conventional wisdom about all fats with the groundbreaking claim that more, not less, dietary fat—including saturated fat—is what leads to better health and wellness. Science shows that we have been needlessly avoiding meat, cheese, whole milk, and eggs for decades and that we can now, guilt-free, welcome these delicious foods back into our lives.
Posted in Health & Fitness


Author: Laura E. Williams

Publisher: Camelot

ISBN: 9780380789214

Category: Children's parties

Page: 73

View: 655

Lucy's friends start behaving secretively, and Lucy is sure they don't like her anymore, but when she finds out the truth, it is a big surprise.
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Embrace the Unpredictable and Engineer the Unexpected

Author: Tania Luna,LeeAnn Renninger, PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698157095

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 6841

Surprise: Embrace the Unpredictable and Engineer the Unexpected is a fascinating look at how we can handle and harness surprise in our work, relationships, and everyday lives. Pop Quiz! Do you prefer when: A) Things go according to plan? B) When the unexpected happens? Most of us pick control and predictability. Yet research reveals a counterintuitive truth: surprise is the key that unlocks growth, innovation, and connection. It is also the secret ingredient in our best memories. Through colorful narratives and compelling scientific findings, authors Tania Luna and Dr. LeeAnn Renninger shine a light on the world's least understood and most intriguing emotion. They reveal how shifting our perception of surprise lets us thrive in the face of uncertainty. And they show us how surprise acts as a shortcut that turns a typical product into a meaningful experience, a good idea into a viral one, awkward small talk into engaging conversation, and daily life into an adventure. From the Hardcover edition.
Posted in Self-Help

A Surprise for Wendy

Author: Alison Inches

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689847548

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 8908

While Wendy is gone for the day, Bob the Builder and the others fix up her garden to surprise her.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

OLIVIA Cooks Up a Surprise

with audio recording

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442474580

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 3498

It’s Mother’s birthday, and Olivia is planning something super special—a surprise dinner! What’s on the menu? All red food, of course! This sweet eBook with audio is perfect for Mother’s Day or anytime.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Fairies' Birthday Surprise

Author: Daisy Meadows

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545222923

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7090

The Rainbow Fairies make a special birthday cake for the Fairy Queen for her birthday.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Salvation by Surprise

A Commentary on the Book of Romans

Author: Earl F. Palmer

Publisher: Regent College Publishing

ISBN: 9781573831420

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 872

Posted in Religion

Lamb's Easter Surprise

Author: Christine Taylor-Butler,Cathy Ann Johnson

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402720208

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 4169

Having invited a young girl to their Easter party, a young lamb and all her barnyard friends work together to gather and paint the Easter eggs, decorate the barn, and gather flowers so that everything is just perfect for their very special event and guest.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Surprise and the Psycho-Analyst

On the Conjecture and Comprehension of Unconscious Processes

Author: Theodor Reik

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415209694

Category: Psychology

Page: 294

View: 7396

Routledge is now re-issuing this prestigious series of 204 volumes originally published between 1910 and 1965. The titles include works by key figures such asC.G. Jung, Sigmund Freud, Jean Piaget, Otto Rank, James Hillman, Erich Fromm, Karen Horney and Susan Isaacs. Each volume is available on its own, as part of a themed mini-set, or as part of a specially-priced 204-volume set. A brochure listing each title in the International Library of Psychology series is available upon request.
Posted in Psychology

The Wednesday Surprise

Author: Eve Bunting

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395547762

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2587

On Wednesday nights when Grandma stays with Anna everyone thinks she is teaching Anna to read.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction