Download Ecstasy  Underestimating the Threat PDF
Author :
Publisher :
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : PURD:32754070204148
Pages : 96 pages
Rating : 4.:/5 (327 users)
GET EBOOK!

Download or read book Ecstasy Underestimating the Threat written by United States. Congress. Senate. Caucus on International Narcotics Control and published by . This book was released on 2001 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


Download The Gold in the Rings PDF
Author :
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9780252051531
Pages : 384 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (52 users)
GET EBOOK!

Download or read book The Gold in the Rings written by Stephen R Wenn and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2020-01-30 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Once a showcase for amateur athletics, the Olympic Games have become a global entertainment colossus powered by corporate sponsorship and professional participation. Stephen R. Wenn and Robert K. Barney offer the inside story of this transformation by examining the far-sighted leadership and decision-making acumen of four International Olympic Committee (IOC) presidents: Avery Brundage, Lord Killanin, Juan Antonio Samaranch, and Jacques Rogge. Blending biography with historical storytelling, the authors explore the evolution of Olympic commercialism from Brundage's uneasy acceptance of television rights fees through the revenue generation strategies that followed the Salt Lake City bid scandal to the present day. Throughout, Wenn and Barney draw on their decades of studying Olympic history to dissect the personalities, conflicts, and controversies behind the Games' embrace of the business of spectacle. Entertaining and expert, The Gold in the Rings maps the Olympics' course from paragon of purity to billion-dollar profits.


Download Black Belt PDF
Author :
Publisher :
Release Date :
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 112 pages
Rating : 4./5 ( users)
GET EBOOK!

Download or read book Black Belt written by and published by . This book was released on 1984-04 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.


Download Risk and Society PDF
Author :
Publisher : SAGE
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781848600584
Pages : 232 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (486 users)
GET EBOOK!

Download or read book Risk and Society written by David Denney and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2005-08-10 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "...this is a very good book - an easy and informative read on a topic of immense complexity and very enjoyable. The layout is excellent, with clear headings, a useful three-part structure and good-quality print. ...This book will undoubtedly find its market niche and become a 'good risk read'". - British Journal of Social Work 36 (3) 2006 What does it mean to live in `risk society'? How does the idea of risk change how we live with each other? Risk currently dominates individual and collective consciousness. Globally, insecurity is related to terrorism, pollution, global epidemics and famine, yet smoking, sunlight and travel have also become major preoccupations. This book provides a powerful and lucid account of risk in society today. Denney critically examines the social construction of risk, by considering a range of social theories, addressing the literature and providing an authoritative guide to the key issues raised. An analysis of the nature of risk to aspects of everyday life – of the meanings which have been assigned to notions of risk – is also considered. Finally, global themes such as terrorism, global regulation governance and developments in international relations are examined. This book will be required reading for students of risk within the fields of Sociology, International Relations and Media, Culture and Communications.


Download The Cyber Threat to Control Systems PDF
Author :
Publisher :
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015090378178
Pages : 118 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (91 users)
GET EBOOK!

Download or read book The Cyber Threat to Control Systems written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page 118 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


Download Rowing News PDF
Author :
Publisher :
Release Date :
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 28 pages
Rating : 4./5 ( users)
GET EBOOK!

Download or read book Rowing News written by and published by . This book was released on 2000-07-12 with total page 28 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


Download Game Changer PDF
Author :
Publisher : JHU Press
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781421421797
Pages : 262 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (214 users)
GET EBOOK!

Download or read book Game Changer written by Rayvon Fouché and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2017-06-20 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We like to think of sports as elemental: strong bodies trained to overcome height, weight, distance; the thrill of earned victory or the agony of defeat in a contest decided on a level playing field. But in Game Changer, Rayvon Fouché argues that sports have been radically shaped by an explosion of scientific and technological advances in materials, training, nutrition, and medicine dedicated to making athletes stronger and faster. Technoscience, as Fouché dubs it, increasingly gives the edge (however slight) to the athlete with the latest gear, the most advanced training equipment, or the performance-enhancing drugs that are hardest to detect. In this revealing book, Fouché examines a variety of sports paraphernalia and enhancements, from fast suits, athletic shoes, and racing bicycles to basketballs and prosthetic limbs. He also takes a hard look at gender verification testing, direct drug testing, and the athlete biological passport in an attempt to understand the evolving place of technoscience across sport. In this book, Fouché: • Examines the relationship among sport, science, and technology • Considers what is at stake in defining sporting culture by its scientific knowledge and technology • Provides readers and students with an informative and engagingly written study Focusing on well-known athletes, including Michael Phelps, Oscar Pistorius, Caster Semenya, Usain Bolt, and Lance Armstrong, Fouché argues that technoscience calls into question the integrity of games, records, and our bodies themselves. He also touches on attempts by sporting communities to regulate the use of technology, from elite soccer's initial reluctance to utilize goal-line technology to automobile racing's endless tweaking of regulatory formulas in an attempt to blur engineering potency and reclaim driver skill and ability. Game Changer will change the way you look at sports—and the outsized impact technoscience has on them.


Download Training and Coaching the Paralympic Athlete PDF
Author :
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781119045120
Pages : 256 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (19 users)
GET EBOOK!

Download or read book Training and Coaching the Paralympic Athlete written by Yves C. Vanlandewijck and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2016-06-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Part of the esteemed IOC Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science series, this new volume on Training and Coaching the Paralympic Athlete will be athlete-centred with each chapter written for the practical use of medical doctors and allied health personnel. The chapters also consider the role of medical science in the athlete’s sporting career and summarize current international scientific Paralympic literature. Provides a concise, authoritative overview of the science, medicine and psycho-social aspects of training and coaching disabled and Paralympic athletes Offers guidance on medical aspects unique to the training and coaching of Paralympic athletes Endorsed by both the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Written and edited by global thought leaders in sports medicine


Download Fire in My Eyes PDF
Author :
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9780306825156
Pages : 272 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (68 users)
GET EBOOK!

Download or read book Fire in My Eyes written by Brad Snyder and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-09-06 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "I am not going to let my blindness build a brick wall around me. I'd give my eyes one hundred times again to have the chance to do what I have done, and what I can still do."-Brad Snyder speaking with First Lady Michelle Obama On the night Osama bin Laden was killed, US Navy Lieutenant Brad Snyder was serving in Afghanistan as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer with SEAL Team Ten. When he learned of SEAL Team Six's heroics across the Pakistani border, Brad was thankful. Still, he knew that his dangerous combat deployment would continue. Less than five months later, Brad was engulfed by darkness after a massive blast caused by an enemy improvised explosive device. Suddenly Brad was blind, with vivid dreams serving as painful nightly reminders of his sacrifice. Exactly one year after losing his sight, Brad heard thousands cheer as he stood on a podium in London. Incredibly, Brad had just won a gold medal in swimming at the 2012 Paralympic Games. Fire in My Eyes is the astonishing true story of a wounded veteran who refused to give up. Lieutenant Brad Snyder did not let blindness build a wall around him-through tenacity and courage, he tore it down.


Download Black Belt PDF
Author :
Publisher :
Release Date :
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 112 pages
Rating : 4./5 ( users)
GET EBOOK!

Download or read book Black Belt written by and published by . This book was released on 1984-04 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The oldest and most respected martial arts title in the industry, this popular monthly magazine addresses the needs of martial artists of all levels by providing them with information about every style of self-defense in the world - including techniques and strategies. In addition, Black Belt produces and markets over 75 martial arts-oriented books and videos including many about the works of Bruce Lee, the best-known marital arts figure in the world.


Download Gold Medal Flapjack  Silver Medal Life PDF
Author :
Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781783062232
Pages : 480 pages
Rating : 4.7/5 (83 users)
GET EBOOK!

Download or read book Gold Medal Flapjack Silver Medal Life written by Alison Mowbray and published by Troubador Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2013-12-11 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Being an Olympian was not my first choice of career, or even my second.” Alison Mowbray wasn’t a sporty kid and thought that being good at sport was a pre-requisite for going to the Olympics. She thought she might be a doctor, a teacher, a Blue Peter presenter or maybe the first ever female naval submariner. “Then at 18 I discovered rowing. From that point on, for the next 15 years, I didn’t have a choice anymore.” You don’t choose to go to the Olympics. You lay out everything you have and let the Olympics take it – no deals, no bargains, no questions asked, no hope of return. Maybe it will be enough and the Olympics will choose you, and maybe it won’t. If you thought about the number of things outside your control between yourself and your dream, you’d never start. You just think about the things you can do, the things you can control and you start doing them and keep doing them until you get there or until control is wrested from you. That’s what you do. That is this book. “I never planned to be inspiring so really this is just the story of how I did the things I love, the very best I could do them, and how very far it took me. And if you too were not a sporty child, and you’ve never raced an Olympic final, maybe I can take you there…” This is a Silver medal life of achievement, addiction, alcoholism, anorexia and Alzheimer’s. But a Gold medal story of passion and perseverance and not letting anything or anybody get between yourself and your dream. Gold Medal Flapjack, Silver Medal Life is a fascinating sports autobiography that will appeal to fans of rowing, the Olympics and sports psychology. Written 8 years after that medal winning moment, it also deals with what happens next in an athlete’s life. There are many themes that will particularly resonate with women, and anyone who enjoys cooking will love Alison’s flapjack recipe and the many food references throughout the book. This is a book for people who love sports autobiographies and for those who never usually read them. Featured in The Bookseller


Download Damaged and Threatened National Historic Landmarks PDF
Author :
Publisher :
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : MINN:30000003860438
Pages : pages
Rating : 4.:/5 (3 users)
GET EBOOK!

Download or read book Damaged and Threatened National Historic Landmarks written by and published by . This book was released on 1993 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


Download Gold Medal Threat PDF
Author :
Publisher : Balkind Books
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 1939337445
Pages : 204 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (374 users)
GET EBOOK!

Download or read book Gold Medal Threat written by Michael Balkind and published by Balkind Books. This book was released on 2013 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Finalist in the YA Fiction category of the International Book Awards When Casey and Johnny overhear assassins discussing "taking out" an Olympic gymnast just prior to the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, they team up with Chelsea and Samantha, and attempt to foil the crime. Suspense, action and lots of fun combine as the team puts their lives in harm's way to identify and stop the assassins, before it's too late. "Gold Medal Threat is finely crafted and suspenseful, and gives kids an insider's look at the Olympic Games like no other story out there!" Tim Green, New York Times Bestselling Author & former NFL Defensive End "Truly a wonderful read. My niece wrote a review and based on that i decided to read Gold Medal Threat. Great story that is good for a reader of any age. Easily one of the best books i read this year." Earl Miller "Gold Medal Threat is one of those books that puts a big smile on your face and makes your day better. I truly recommend it to everyone, at every age. I bet my grandma would love it too, because you can't dislike a book like this. It's so much fun! I loved it!" Bianca M. Calin (age 14) "This book is very thrilling and filled with suspense, mystery, and action. A great novel for kid mystery fans. Humor is twisted inside every chapter. The author takes you on a journey with many twists and turns. The main characters are likable, smart, funny, and resourceful. I loved every chapter." Jacob Tabs (age 11)


Download Ski PDF

Ski

Author :
Publisher :
Release Date :
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 188 pages
Rating : 4./5 ( users)
GET EBOOK!

Download or read book Ski written by and published by . This book was released on 1988-02 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


Download Risk   Bluff in Chess PDF
Author :
Publisher : New In Chess
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9789056915964
Pages : 240 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (569 users)
GET EBOOK!

Download or read book Risk Bluff in Chess written by Vladimir Tukmakov and published by New In Chess. This book was released on 2016-08-18 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You cannot win in chess without taking risks. Winning requires courage and psychology. No matter how deep you calculate, there always comes a point where you have to deal with uncertainties and take a decision. What is carefully calculated risk, and what is bluff? And why were famous players like Lasker and Tal so successful with both? They realized that chess is not a science. Emotions also play a role behind the board. If you can guess what your opponent is feeling and thinking, you are ahead of him. When your main aim is to derail your opponent’s calculation by weaving a web of deception, you engage in the highest form of risk: bluff. Renowned chess coach Vladimir Tukmakov has played against, and worked with, quite a few chess greats. Many of them told him frankly about their thoughts and feelings during crucial games. These stories became the foundation of a collection of more than 100 practical ways that masters and grandmasters have used to push beyond the limits of calculation and take a deliberate risk. It works – even at the highest level! Tukmakov shows how to trick your opponent into believing your bluff. After studying this book, with its many fascinating and often funny examples, you will think twice before wasting an opportunity to do what even the greatest players do: bluff your way to victory!


Download Damaged and Threatened National Natural Landmarks PDF
Author :
Publisher :
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : OSU:32435077547305
Pages : pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (243 users)
GET EBOOK!

Download or read book Damaged and Threatened National Natural Landmarks written by and published by . This book was released on 1994 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


Download Paradigm Shift in Language Planning and Policy PDF
Author :
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Release Date :
ISBN 10 : 9781934078112
Pages : 347 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (34 users)
GET EBOOK!

Download or read book Paradigm Shift in Language Planning and Policy written by Ettien Koffi and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2012-01-27 with total page 347 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book proposes a paradigm shift in language planning and language policy in Africa. For the past fifty years, the dominant model has been the hegemonic model whereby a language of wider communication (LWC) is imposed on minority languages. It is now time for a paradigm shift in favor of a more egalitarian model in which all the languages spoken in the same country, irrespective of their size, are planned. The paradigm shift concerns four critical areas: status planning, cost-benefit planning, acquisition planning, and corpus planning. Such a shift is justified for the following reasons: First, the hegemonic model has a dismal track record of success in Africa and elsewhere. Second, the hegemonic model exacerbates linguistic conflicts in many countries. Consequently, policy makers shun it for fear of jeopardizing the fragile social fabric in their respective countries. Last, a shift away from the hegemonic model is recommended because it is too costly to implement. The "democratic model" is undergirded by the Strategic Game Theory proposed by David Laitin. It forecasts a 3±1 language outcome for most African countries. This outcome supports the "three language formula" now called for by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).