Cycling's Greatest Misadventures


Author: Erich Schweikher,Paul Diamond
Publisher: Casagrande Press LLC
ISBN: 0976951622
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 254
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Cyclings Greatest Misadventures is the first book to collect jaw dropping true stories of not only pros but average bikers whose experiences range from terrifying to comical to downright bizarre. The book contains 25 true, gripping, and sometimes unbelievable stories of crashes, freak accidents, animal attacks, meltdowns, race sabotages and bad judgment calls that bring to life the strange things that happen once people step on the pedals of their road, mountain, or commuter bikes. Youll read about a mountain biker stampeded by a herd of cattle; A man who attempted to jump the Great Wall of China on a bicycle; An engineer who finds hope riding in the rubble left by Hurricane Katrina, and many more. The stories will bring you to the edge of your seat, warm your heart, make you laugh and leave you shaking your head with disbelief. Follow up book to the successful Surfings Greatest Misadventures by Casagrande Press.

American Book Publishing Record


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
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Skateboarding and Religion


Author: Paul O'Connor
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030248577
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
View: 3883
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This book explores the ways in which religion is observed, performed, and organised in skateboard culture. Drawing on scholarship from the sociology of religion and the cultural politics of lifestyle sports, this work combines ethnographic research with media analysis to argue that the rituals of skateboarding provide participants with a rich cultural canvas for emotional and spiritual engagement. Paul O’Connor contends that religious identification in skateboarding is set to increase as participants pursue ways to both control and engage meaningfully with an activity that has become an increasingly mainstream and institutionalised sport. Religion is explored through the themes of myth, celebrity, iconography, pilgrimage, evangelism, cults, and self-help.

Misadventures of a Big Mouth Brit


Author: Piers Morgan
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446491102
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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Piers has got a new job. He's off to America to be the 'Nasty Brit' judging the show America's Got Talent - surely a role he was made for? And with unprecedented access to people, places and parties on both sides of the pond, he'll get the inside scoop on the world of celebrity Stateside. So what could possibly go wrong? Well, it's not all plain sailing. Piers finds himself snubbed by the paparazzi and subjected to national ridicule by Alan Sugar. As well as foolishly embarking on a visit to the Playboy Mansion with his girlfriend he also becomes one of the only people to fall off the 'idiot-proof' Segway (George Bush fell off one too). Somehow though, Piers still manages to get invited to all the best parties. Perhaps because he keeps being mistaken for David Cameron? From chinwags with Naomi Campbell to a cigar-smoking session with Arnold Schwarzenegger; hilarious tête-à-têtes with everyone from Boris Johnson to Cheryl Cole; and many bizarre encounters with the likes of Paris Hilton, Tony Blair and Jay-Z, Piers is his usual candid, honest, loudmouth self as he lifts the lid on Tinsel Town. With the background cries of 'Please don't embarrass us Dad!' from his sons, the Big Mouth Brit embarks on his hilarious American adventure, and suffers just a few mishaps along the way.

The F-Word


Author: Jesse Sheidlower
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199751556
Category: Reference
Page: 320
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We all know what frak, popularized by television's cult hit Battlestar Galactica, really means. But what about feck? Or ferkin? Or foul--as in FUBAR, or "Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition"? In a thoroughly updated edition of The F-Word, Jesse Sheidlower offers a rich, revealing look at the f-bomb and its illimitable uses. Since the fifteenth century, no other word has been adapted, interpreted, euphemized, censored, and shouted with as much ardor or force; imagine Dick Cheney telling Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy to "go damn himself" on the Senate floor--it doesn't have quite the same impact as what was really said. Sheidlower cites this and other notorious examples throughout history, from the satiric sixteenth-century poetry of James Cranstoun to the bawdy parodies of Lord Rochester in the seventeenth century, to more recent uses by Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, Ann Sexton, Norman Mailer, Liz Phair, Anthony Bourdain, Junot Diaz, Jenna Jameson, Amy Winehouse, Jon Stewart, and Bono (whose use of the word at the Grammys nearly got him fined by the FCC). Collectively, these references and the more than one hundred new entries they illustrate double the size of The F-Word since its previous edition. Thousands of added quotations come from newly available electronic databases and the resources of the OED, expanding the range of quotations to cover British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, Irish, and South African uses in addition to American ones. Thus we learn why a fugly must hone his or her sense of humor, why Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau muttered "fuddle duddle" in the Commons, and why Fanny Adams is so sweet. A fascinating introductory essay explores the word's history, reputation, and changing popularity over time. and a new Foreword by comedian, actor, and author Lewis Black offers readers a smart and entertaining take on the book and its subject matter. Oxford dictionaries have won renown for their expansive, historical approach to words and their etymologies. The F-Word offers all that and more in an entertaining and informative look at a word that, while now largely accepted as an integral part of the English language, still confounds, provokes, and scandalizes.

Poets & Writers


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Authors, American
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San Diego Magazine


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: San Diego (Calif.)
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180 Degree Metabolism: The Smart Strategy for Fat Loss


Author: N.A
Publisher: Matt Stone
ISBN: 1300443049
Category:
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Ready to break out of the vicious eat less/exercise more cycle by boosting metabolism? Don’t know how to lose weight other than starve yourself until you’re too miserable to continue? Most diet and fitness “gurus” think that there is no possible way to speed up metabolism and lose weight without creating a FORCED calorie deficit via hard work and discipline. I suppose you could just “weight” for them to figure out the most efficient and effortless way to lose excess body fat and speed up metabolism – without running into the very mechanisms that cause rebound overeating and fat storage when you finally fall off the treadmill. But I wouldn’t hold my breath. Download 180 Degree Metabolism: The Smart Strategy for Fat Loss, and how you look, how you feel, and how you think about “waist management” will be forever changed. Most importantly, whether you wanna lose weight or not, you’ll divorce restricted dieting for life – especially after you finish reading the chapter “Duck Fiets!

El maravilloso Mago de Oz


Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: SELECTOR
ISBN: 6074535094
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 120
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Diarios de bicicleta


Author: David Byrne
Publisher: LITERATURA RANDOM HOUSE
ISBN: 843972523X
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
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David Byrne relata la crónica de sus experiencias, observaciones e impresiones al atravesar diferentes ciudades del globo en bicicleta. Un viaje al buen humor.

Achilles and Lancelot


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Publisher: N.A
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Page: 13
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Robinson Crusoe


Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537012346
Category:
Page: 310
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Robinson CrusoeBy Daniel Defoe

Ética a Nicómaco


Author: Aristóteles
Publisher: Ediciones Brontes
ISBN: 8415999887
Category: Philosophy
Page: 320
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La Ética a Nicómaco es una de las fundamentales conservadas de la vasta producción de uno de los hombres más universales de todos los tiempos y países, Aristóteles. En ella va desgranando su pensamiento sobre la conducta humana. Aristóteles eleva la Ética a la categoría de disciplina filosófica. Profesada en el Liceo, destacan el carácter sistemático de conjunto y la firmeza de pensamiento. La felicidad es considerada como el fin supremo de la actividad humana. La obra recibe este título del propio hijo de Aristóteles, su primer editor (siglo IV a.C.).

The Review


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Insurance
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Newton y el falsificador

La desconocida carrera como detective del fundador de la ciencia moderna
Author: Thomas Levenson
Publisher: ALBA Editorial
ISBN: 8484286819
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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«En el caso de Newton y el falsificador, las complejas explicaciones sobre la economía inglesa de la época se alternan con los cuadros narrativos que presentan a Newton moviéndose por callejones oscuros e interrogando a presos. Tras este viaje por las cárceles del Londres de finales del XVII, el lector termina convencido de que si el genio inglés siguiera vivo no harían falta máquinas para detectar billetes falsos.» Javier Fresán Después de treinta años como profesor en Cambridge, y habiendo culminado ya su carrera científica, en 1696 Isaac Newton aceptó el cargo de intendente de la Real Casa de la Moneda en Londres, a pesar de no tener la menor experiencia en este campo. En un momento en que la guerra contra Francia estaba desangrando el Tesoro británico, era importante contar con una moneda firme y a tal efecto el primer enemigo a combatir eran los falsificadores. Newton descubrió, en efecto, que una de cada diez monedas que circulaban era falsa. En plena crisis económica, rodeado de especuladores y funcionarios incompetentes y corruptos, tuvo que hacer frente además a un enemigo muy particular: William Chaloner, que, antes de dedicarse a la falsificación a gran escala, había sido fabricante de juguetes eróticos, curandero, vidente, delator profesional, aprendiz de orfebre y de grabador. Chaloner era un farsante nato que escribía panfletos contra los falsificadores y representaba su papel de ciudadano honrado denunciando la dejadez de la Casa de la Moneda. En Newton y el falsificador, Thomas Levenson reconstruye el duelo entre estos dos hombres de un modo apasionante, combinando la divulgación histórica y científica con la narración criminal y descubriéndonos la faceta desconocida de Newton como detective.

Asia Money


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Capital
Page: N.A
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Best Practices for Health-system Pharmacy

Positions and Practice Standards of ASHP.
Author: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Hospital pharmacies
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El sutil arte de que te importe un caraj*

Un enfoque disruptivo para vivir una buena vida
Author: Mark Manson
Publisher: HarperCollins Mexico
ISBN: 6079783770
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
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Durante los últimos años, Mark Manson -en su popular blog- se ha afanado en corregir nuestras delirantes expectativas sobre nosotros mismos y el mundo. Ahora nos ofrece su toda su intrépida sabiduría en este libro pionero. Manson nos recuerda que los seres humanos somos falibles y limitados: "no todos podemos ser extraordinarios: hay ganadores y perdedores en la sociedad, y esto no siempre es justo o es tu culpa". Manson nos aconseja que reconozcamos nuestras limitaciones y las aceptemos. Esto es, según él, el verdadero origen del empoderamiento. Una vez que abrazamos nuestros temores, faltas e incertidumbres, una vez que dejamos de huir y evadir y empezamos a confrontar las verdades dolorosas, podemos comenzar a encontrar el valor, la perseverancia, la honestidad, la responsabilidad, la curiosidad y el perdón que buscamos. Este manifiesto es una refrescante bofetada, para que podamos empezar a llevar vidas más satisfechas y con los pies en la tierra.

Books in Print 2009-2010


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780835250214
Category: Publishers' catalogs
Page: N.A
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Movies on TV, 1986-1987


Author: Steven H. Scheuer
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553252866
Category: Motion pictures
Page: 829
View: 1049
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