Freedom Through Football

The Story of the Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls
Author: Will Simpson,Malcolm McMahon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910089668
Page: 245
View: 5082

Market Research Handbook

Author: ESOMAR
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470517932
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 654
View: 6124
The fifth edition of what was formerly know as The ESOMAR Handbook of Market and Opinion Research has been completely revised to reflect the latest approaches in the rapidly changing world of professional market research. The new Handbook stands out from earlier editions by explaining the latest research techniques and methodologies within a contemporary business context. Yet it remains an invaluable and practical day to day reference work for the modern market researcher. Truly international in outlook and approach, the Handbook combines contributions from over 40 research thought leaders and specialists from across the world including the UK, US, Europe, Australia and S.E.Asia. "The editors and authors make an overdue contribution to bridging the Theory-Practice divide. Their client perspective will delight, inform and inspire market research specialists and users alike." —Prof. Seán Meehan (Switzerland), Martin Hilti Professor of Marketing and Change Management, IMD – International Institute for Management Development

The Circus Age

Culture and Society under the American Big Top
Author: Janet M. Davis
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807861499
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 360
View: 9563
A century ago, daily life ground to a halt when the circus rolled into town. Across America, banks closed, schools canceled classes, farmers left their fields, and factories shut down so that everyone could go to the show. In this entertaining and provocative book, Janet Davis links the flowering of the early-twentieth-century American railroad circus to such broader historical developments as the rise of big business, the breakdown of separate spheres for men and women, and the genesis of the United States' overseas empire. In the process, she casts the circus as a powerful force in consolidating the nation's identity as a modern industrial society and world power. Davis explores the multiple "shows" that took place under the big top, from scripted performances to exhibitions of laborers assembling and tearing down tents to impromptu spectacles of audiences brawling, acrobats falling, and animals rampaging. Turning Victorian notions of gender, race, and nationhood topsy-turvy, the circus brought its vision of a rapidly changing world to spectators--rural as well as urban--across the nation. Even today, Davis contends, the influence of the circus continues to resonate in popular representations of gender, race, and the wider world.


Author: Anonymous
ISBN: 132978152X
Category: Fiction
Page: 738
View: 8169
Hypersphere, written by Anonymous with the help of the 4chan board /lit/ (of The Legacy of Totalitarianism in a Tundra fame) is an epic tale spanning over 700 pages. A postmodern collaborative writing effort containing Slavoj Zižek erotica, top secret Donald Trump emails, poetry, repair instructions for future cars, a history of bottles in the Ottoman empire; actually, it contains everything since it takes place in the Hypersphere, and the Hypersphere is a big place; really big in fact.

The Dick, Kerr's Ladies

Author: Barbara Jacobs
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472136039
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 5767
In 1917 a new sport was born in the munitions factories of Britain. Within two years women's football had become one of the most popular spectator sports, and the most famous team was the Dick, Kerr's Ladies, of Preston, Lancashire. The factory girls became media stars, touring France, and then America, where they found themselves teamed against men. Abruptly, in 1921, the Football Association banned the sport, fearing that it detracted from the popularity of the men's game: the prohibition lasted for half a century. Dick, Kerr's Ladies survived, but its glory years were 1917-22, when its star players were Alice Woods, a calm but competitive world-class sprinter and miner's daughter from the politically active mining community of St Helens, and Lily Parr, who was taller than most men by the time she was 14. Barbara Jacobs, who shares their birthplace, St Helens, tells the story of the two women and the team, and what lay behind the runaway success of their sport - the closure of men's League games in the Great War, the charitable nature of the game, the need to provide sporting activities for munitionettes. She reveals too, the political and social issues that led to its shameful and carefully orchestrated demise. Intertwining the history of the tough Lancashire women with a vibrant commentary on their daily lives, Jacobs introduces us to the Lancastrian love of a 'reet good do', Blackpool and brass bands, pickled eggs and tripe and onions, and much more in a charming yet clear-eyed book that captures the true spirit of dissidence, hope, and laughter.

The Sonic Boom

How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel, and Buy
Author: Joel Beckerman,Tyler Gray
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544191749
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 188
View: 7810
"Music defines us. Joel Beckerman knows. Let him tell you all about it." --Anthony Bourdain "Equal parts sociological study and business advice, using unique everyday examples--for instance, how the fate of the Chili's fajita empire rested on the sound of the sizzling platter, and how Disneyland approaches soundscapes for a fully immersive experience--to explain how sound effects our mood and shopping habits." Sound and music surround us so constantly that we often take them for granted. But sound has surprising power to influence our decisions, opinions, and actions in ways we might not even notice. Discordant ambient noise can induce anxiety; ice cream truck jingles can bring you back to your childhood. In The Sonic Boom, composer and strategic sound expert Joel Beckerman provides a new framework for thinking about sound's effects on every aspect of our lives. You don't need to be a musician or a composer to harness the power of sound. Companies, brands, and individuals can strategically use sound to get to the core of their mission, influence how they're perceived by their audiences, and gain a competitive edge. Whether you're a corporate giant connecting with millions of customers or a teacher connecting with one classroom of students, the key to an effective sonic strategy is the creation of "boom moments"--transcendent instants when sound connects with a listener's emotional core. "I've spent my life curating, creating, and collecting sounds. But Beckerman and Gray have shown here that there are still plenty of sounds that we've all missed. The Sonic Boom reveals the music and structured cacophony of everyday life." --Moby

Destroy All Movies!!!

Author: Bryan Connolly,Zack Carlson
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 9781606993637
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 463
View: 4779
Chronicles every appearance of a punk or new waver to hit the screen in the 20th century, covering more than 1,100 feature films and including exclusive interviews with the creators and cast of such essential movies as Valley Girl, Repo Man and more. Original.

Mixed Cookies

Author: Peggy Tait
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781681976969
Page: N.A
View: 1384
With immigration and the influx of foreign refugees dominating today's news, this story of how this problem was handled fifty-six years ago stands in stark contrast. This is the story of one American family's sponsorship of a refugee family in 1959. How this remarkable experience came about and how it turned out to be one of the most valuable, most treasured, and most entertaining episodes in this family's life is worth reading. With a brand-new baby joining three siblings under ten, the prospect of welcoming unknown, non-English-speaking people into her large, busy home was met with little enthusiasm on the mom's part. It was Dad who had generously answered the emergency call for help with these refugees. Easy for Dad because he could go off to work every morning! But as events unfolded and they moved in, God moved in with them, quickly softening and opening Mom's heart. Seen now as deeply introspective, hopefully inspiring, indeed life-changing, it is really the story of one special year in the life of an ordinary American family. They learned not only the joy of sharing and giving, but also later in the same year, they learned the harder lesson of having to accept help from others. The months of the two families living together were altogether fascinating, exhausting, and hilarious, with communication carried on mostly in pantomime. The story's title comes from only one of dozens of day-to-day events during that time. On a chilly March day, as the kids played outside, an unknown (and unclaimed) missile came crashing through the dining room window. One side of a cardboard box hurriedly made into a replacement piece for the broken pane turned out to be this family's trademark: Mixed Cookies. A sea change hit the family halfway through this special year of learning to be cheerful givers. A diagnosis of polio and paralysis for the thirty-one-year-old breadwinning, mortgage-bearing father of four came suddenly, bringing far more fear and uncertainty than had that emergency call earlier seeking help for the refugees. But God came alongside, with answered prayer, financial help (all bills were paid), food, and friendship. Suddenly placed in the position of receiving instead of giving, the real lesson was to learn God's grace in taking as well as giving.

Soy Not Oi!

Author: Hippycore Krew
Publisher: Culture at All Costs
ISBN: 9780692283486
Category: Cooking
Page: 312
View: 3059
An international culinary conspiracy! Soy Not Oi 2 is a new project to celebrate the 25th year of the infamous Soy Not Oi Cookbook and to pay tribute to Joel Olson. This book has over 200 original vegan recipes, over 100 original illustrations, essays by multiple contributors, a whole chapter dedicated to brewing your own craft beer, a chapter with essays dedicated to our dear friend Joel and much, much more.

Adaptation in Dynamical Systems

Author: Ivan Tyukin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139494163
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 8522
In the context of this book, adaptation is taken to mean a feature of a system aimed at achieving the best possible performance, when mathematical models of the environment and the system itself are not fully available. This has applications ranging from theories of visual perception and the processing of information, to the more technical problems of friction compensation and adaptive classification of signals in fixed-weight recurrent neural networks. Largely devoted to the problems of adaptive regulation, tracking and identification, this book presents a unifying system-theoretic view on the problem of adaptation in dynamical systems. Special attention is given to systems with nonlinearly parameterized models of uncertainty. Concepts, methods and algorithms given in the text can be successfully employed in wider areas of science and technology. The detailed examples and background information make this book suitable for a wide range of researchers and graduates in cybernetics, mathematical modelling and neuroscience.

Students Against Sweatshops

Author: Liza Featherstone,United Students Against Sweatshops
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859843024
Category: Education
Page: 120
View: 1952
This short, punchy, yet sharply analytic book, written by USAS activists and an expert journalist, provides a record of a new mass campaign and a tool for the realization of its goals.

The Badlings

Author: Ksenia Anske
Publisher: Ksenia Anske
ISBN: 0986197920
Category: Fiction
Page: 268
View: 4190
Of all of the naughty, mischievous, disrespectful, and downright horrible things that children can be, a badling is perhaps one of the worst. Badlings abandon books without finishing them, leaving their characters sad and lonely—not to mention angry. Meet Bells, Peacock, Rusty, and Grand, four ragtag friends convicted of this monstrous crime. As punishment, they get sucked into a book of unfinished stories, whose patchwork pages they must traverse...and read to the end this time.

Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators

A New Brand of Multitarget Drugs
Author: Antonio Cano,Joacquim Calaf i Alsina,Jose Luis Duenas-Diez
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540347429
Category: Medical
Page: 357
View: 7956
The increasing awareness on the varied consequences of hypogonadism in distinct organs and systems has supported the notion of estrogens as systemic agents. This observation is congruent with the variety of tissues affected by - trogens when used in hormone therapy formulations on hypogonadic women. Apart from the genital tract and the breast, recognized as traditional targets for estrogens, the skeleton, the vascular tree, or the central nervous system, are good examples of territories that have demonstrated sensitivity to estrogens. This evidence has created great interest, as shown by the great amount of lit- ature that has been produced on the bene?ts and risks associated with the use of estrogens. In parallel to the clinical interest, basic research has improved our kno- edge on the complexities involved in estrogen action at the molecular level. Together with effects mediated through speci?c receptors, a concept that has been the mainstay of the interpretation of estrogen action for years, there is enough evidence to hold the notion of receptor-independent effects. The substantial advances in modern technology applied to research have helped in enlightening the particulars of this versatile action of estrogens. This more detailed knowledge on the sophisticated mechanism of action of estrogens has nourished the emergence of multiple hypotheses speculating with the p- sibility of manipulating estrogen action. The notion that a widely extended regulatory system of cell function, as it is the estrogen receptor machinery, might be modulated at wish has arisen as an attractive, although still elusive postulate.

As Far as You Can See

Picturing Texas
Author: Kenny Braun
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9781477315477
Category: Photography
Page: 200
View: 2406
“In his novel of Texas, The Gay Place, Billy Lee Brammer famously wrote that ‘the country is most barbarously large and final.’ And indeed it is. Few artists and writers and photographers are big enough to embrace it. This book is proof that Kenny Braun is one who does, which is great news for the rest of us.” —S. C. Gwynne, from the foreword Texas continually awes and surprises with its natural beauty. Within the state’s quarter-million square miles are scenic landscapes as varied as the rugged desert mountains of the Big Bend country, cypress swamps and old-growth forests in the piney woods, ocean beaches and dunes along the Gulf Coast, and stretches of the Great Plains that spread as widely over the earth as the skies above. Kenny Braun has traveled the length and breadth of Texas photographing its vast lands. In As Far as You Can See, he presents a portfolio of stunning images that capture the natural splendor of the entire state. From sweeping landscape shots to detailed close-ups, Braun’s photographs offer fresh, lovely views of Texas. He has a keen eye for the unexpected scene, whether it be the refreshing depths of the Balmorhea pool in arid West Texas or the Tuscan-like look of a Fredericksburg vineyard. Even when he photographs iconic spots such as Enchanted Rock or Caddo Lake, Braun finds new perspectives that allow viewers to see these familiar places as if for the first time. Accompanying the images are a brief introduction by Braun and a foreword by the Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times best-selling author S. C. Gwynne. This winning combination of photographs and words makes As Far as You Can See a must-have book to own and to give.

La Jolla/92037

Author: Olivier Dalle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780578059693
Category: La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.)
Page: N.A
View: 2724
La Jolla/92037 is the first book of the collection called 37 about the urban regions of San Diego and Tijuana. La Jolla/92037 is a 144 page coffee-table book with photos of today's La Jolla. It features articles about Niki de St Phalle, Dr. Seuss and Raymond Chandler. It also contains articles about the seals controversy and Mount Soledad cross, as well as local restaurants and boutiques.

The Art of Beatrix Potter

Sketches, Paintings, and Illustrations
Author: Emily Zach
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452151274
Category: Art
Page: 256
View: 4329
Published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's birth, this magnificent collection celebrates the artist behind The Tale of Peter Rabbit and numerous other beloved children's books. Brimming with famous images and rarely seen gems—ranging from character sketches and notebook pages to watercolor landscapes and natural history illustrations—this monograph explores Potter's artistic process and reveals the places that inspired her timeless work. Organized geographically and featuring more than 200 images from the artist's oeuvre, The Art of Beatrix Potter includes illuminating essays by Potter scholar Linda Lear, illustration historian Steven Heller, and children's book illustrator Eleanor Taylor. It is the definitive volume on one of the world's most influential authors, a woman whose artistry, until now, has not been fully celebrated.


Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 1982

Country Cookbook

Seasonal Recipes from My Kitchen
Author: Belinda Jeffery
Publisher: Lantern
ISBN: 9781921384196
Category: Cooking
Page: 476
View: 6646
A beautiful collection of seasonal country recipes Let The Country Cookbook transport you to a simpler place and time: a place where neighbors leave boxes of surplus vegetables on the doorstep, winter provides an excuse to make a pie with the windfall apples, and there's time for a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake. Inspired by the bountiful produce at her local farmers' markets, Belinda Jeffery chronicles the changing seasons and shares the recipes that punctuate her days. Whether you want to make a platter of fragrant Thai prawn cakes to go with drinks, some comforting slow-cooked lamb shanks with harissa, or a last-minute Christmas cake, The Country Cookbook will bring a taste of the country into your kitchen--and into your life.