Volleyball: Girls Rocking It

Author: Kat Miller,Claudia Manley
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1508170460
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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Requiring high levels of athleticism and lots of hard work and practice, volleyball is an exciting sport. Aimed at both high school women’s volleyball players and young women who just happen to be curious about volleyball, this book introduces the terms, techniques, and tips they’ll need to become great players. The book offers a quick history of the sport and explains the rules of the game. There are extensive tips on staying healthy—including eating right, proper stretching techniques, the dangers of overtraining, and dealing with injuries. Also addressed are the challenges of playing on a team and the need for good sportswomanship. Competition at the high school, college, and professional level is discussed, along with opportunities to play recreationally.

Fast-Pitch Softball: Girls Rocking It

Author: Abigael McIntyre,Ann Wesley
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1508170320
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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The first softball game was played in 1887, and while it didn’t even include a ball, this sport has been gaining in popularity ever since. This instructive book teaches readers the basics of the fast-pitch game, including the differences between it and slow-pitch ball. Readers will learn all about rules, equipment, field positions, and more. Handy tips will help players play their best game. Featured players in fast-pitch offer insights for anyone, whether they just want to read about the game or are eager to get out on the field and into the game.

Gymnastics: Girls Rocking It

Author: Glen F. Stanley,Ann Wesley
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1508170371
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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This informative resource explores some of the basic principles of gymnastics and the factors that motivate girls who dedicate themselves to perfecting the sport’s skills. It analyzes body types and sizes, age, and building gymnastic strength and flexibility. Some beneficial exercises and stretches are described as well as basic skills. Common ailments and injuries and how to avoid them are discussed, as are nutrition and eating disorders. Equipment required for basic events––balance beam, floor exercise, uneven bars, and vault––is explained as well as the ways to perform safely. This indispensable volume offers girls an interesting and instructional guide.

Figure Skating: Girls Rocking It

Author: Pete Michalski,Kathryn M. Moncrief
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1508170339
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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The contemporary era has been the most revolutionary for women in sports, with more females involved in athletics than ever before, at all age and skill levels, largely due to the push to make school sports inclusive for girls and women. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to and historical overview of figure skating. It covers all aspects of participation in the sport and staying safe on the ice. Included are anecdotal and inspirational success stories of figure-skating luminaries, and special attention is paid to recent advances and trends in the sport.

Sie nannten mich "Es"

Der Mut eines Kindes zu überleben
Author: Dave Pelzer
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641108632
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
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Das Trauma einer Kindheit: Dave wird von der eigenen Mutter gequält und mißhandelt. Von blauen Flecken übersät und halb verhungert, fällt der Junge auf, weil er Mitschülern das Pausenbrot stiehlt. Bis seine Lehrer es wagen, gegen die Mutter einzuschreiten, vergehen Jahre. Es gelingt ihm, sich aus der Hölle zu befreien. Ein erschütternder Bericht, geschildert aus der Perspektive des kleinen Jungen, der uns alle mit der Frage konfrontiert, wie lange man die Augen vor elterlicher Gewalt verschließen darf.


Author: Bettina von Arnim
Publisher: N.A
Page: 243
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Detroit Noir

Author: E.J. Olsen,John C. Hocking
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1936070278
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 8773

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From crime stories in the classic hard-boiled style to the vividly experimental, from the determination of those risking everything to the desperation of those with nothing left to lose, Detroit Noir delivers unforgettable tales that capture the city’s dark vitality. Includes stories by: Joyce Carol Oates, Loren D. Estleman, Craig Holden, P.J. Parrish, Desiree Cooper, Nisi Shawl, M.L. Liebler, Craig Bernier, Joe Boland, Megan Abbott, Dorene O’Brien, Lolita Hernandez, Peter Markus, Roger K. Johnson, Michael Zadoorian, and E.J. Olsen.

Secrets of the Cannabis Industry

Author: Chuck Allen Jr.
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491727470
Category: Fiction
Page: 168
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For more than 160 years, the cannabis industry was a valued and trusted friend of the American people. Thirty-one consecutive presidents, including George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, didn’t have a problem with the cannabis plant. It was the most valued commodity traded for on the free market until 1937. In Secrets of the Cannabis Industry, author Chuck Allen Jr. provides a look at the cannabis industry and the men and women who risk their family, friends, and freedom to work within it. Each chapter narrates a story from the subculture of cannabis entrepreneurs. There’s Professor Muzzo, who unknowingly helped one of his students achieve financial success by selling a popular fast-food item spiced with a secret ingredient; a postal employee with a secret garden in his basement; an entrepreneur who made a fortune selling franchises for indoor-growing opportunities; and a fireman’s wife who owned a video store with extra-special movie-rental benefits. Secrets of the Cannabis Industry considers the courage and the determination of these entrepreneurs and shares the secrets of how they became independent and financially successful in the cannabis industry.

Rewind to You

Author: Laura Johnston
Publisher: eKensington
ISBN: 1601833504
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 292
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"A rapturous, beautiful debut with a romance that seeps into you like a sizzling Georgia summer." —Amber Hart, author of Before You Wish You Were Here One last summer before college on beautiful Tybee Island is supposed to help Sienna forget. But how can she? This is where her family spent every summer before everything changed, before the world as she knew it was ripped away. But the past isn't easily left behind. Especially when Sienna keeps having episodes that take her back to the night she wants to forget. Even when she meets the mysterious Austin Dobbs, the guy with the intense blue eyes, athlete's body, and weakness for pralines who scooped her out of trouble when she blacked out on River Street. When she's with Austin, Sienna feels a whole new world opening up to her. Austin has secrets, and she has history. But caught between the past and the future, Sienna can still choose what happens now. . . "A fabulous, fresh new voice in YA." —Kay Lynn Mangum, author of The Secret Journal of Brett Colton "Laura Johnston scores a touchdown with this coming-of-age love story." —Kelly Nelson, author of The Keeper's Saga "This poignant, sweet romance gripped my heart from beginning to end."—Jennette Green, author of The Commander's Desire 90,000 Words

Flowing with the Go

Author: Elena Stowell
Publisher: BQB Publishing
ISBN: 1937084639
Category: Self-Help
Page: 148
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Winner of three awards---a 2012 eLit Award, a 2013 Indie Next Generation Award, and a 2013 Living Now award---"Flowing with the Go-A Jiu-Jitsu Journey of the Soul" is the story of one woman's path through grief. For what seemed like a lifetime and probably was, Elena Stowell wandered aimlessly in a personal prison of self-doubt and lack of purpose after her fifteen-year-old daughter Carly died suddenly before her eyes. By some combination of miracle and necessity, she walked into a Seattle area Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gym and rolled for the first time in her life. Through that experience and others that followed, Elena discovered the tenets of the martial art form and healing were the same. With a ripping raw honesty and refreshing balance of humor and introspection, Elena’s story reminds us to never stop panning for the gold within ourselves.

Der Circle

Author: Dave Eggers
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462308203
Category: Fiction
Page: 560
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»Das ›1984‹ fürs Internetzeitalter« Zeit online - jetzt als E-Book für nur 9,99€ Leben in der schönen neuen Welt des total transparenten Internets: Mit Der Circle hat Dave Eggers einen hellsichtigen, hochspannenden Roman über die Abgründe des gegenwärtigen Vernetzungswahns geschrieben. Ein beklemmender Pageturner, der weltweit Aufsehen erregt. Huxleys Schöne neue Welt reloaded: Die 24-jährige Mae Holland ist überglücklich. Sie hat einen Job ergattert in der hippsten Firma der Welt, beim »Circle«, einem freundlichen Internetkonzern mit Sitz in Kalifornien, der die Geschäftsfelder von Google, Apple, Facebook und Twitter geschluckt hat, indem er alle Kunden mit einer einzigen Internetidentität ausstattet, über die einfach alles abgewickelt werden kann. Mit dem Wegfall der Anonymität im Netz – so ein Ziel der »drei Weisen«, die den Konzern leiten – wird es keinen Schmutz mehr geben im Internet und auch keine Kriminalität. Mae stürzt sich voller Begeisterung in diese schöne neue Welt mit ihren lichtdurchfluteten Büros und High-Class-Restaurants, wo Sterneköche kostenlose Mahlzeiten für die Mitarbeiter kreieren, wo internationale Popstars Gratis-Konzerte geben und fast jeden Abend coole Partys gefeiert werden. Sie wird zur Vorzeigemitarbeiterin und treibt den Wahn, alles müsse transparent sein, auf die Spitze. Doch eine Begegnung mit einem mysteriösen Kollegen ändert alles ...Mit seinem neuen Roman Der Circle hat Dave Eggers ein packendes Buch über eine bestürzend nahe Zukunft geschrieben, einen Thriller, der uns ganz neu über die Bedeutung von Privatsphäre, Demokratie und Öffentlichkeit nachdenken und den Wunsch aufkommen lässt, die Welt und das Netz mögen uns bitte manchmal vergessen. »Ein brandaktueller Roman über unsere Gegenwart – wunderbar« FAZ »Eggers futuristischer Silicon-Valley-Horror ist kein Orwell’sches 2084, sondern eine der Wirklichkeit nur wenig vorauseilende, im Grunde ziemlich realistisch anmutende Vision.« NZZ

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
View: 1993

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Das kleine Kaninchen, das so gerne einschlafen möchte

Die ideale Einschlafhilfe für Ihr Kind
Author: Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
ISBN: 364118956X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 32
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Das kleine Kaninchen, das Ihr Kind ins Reich der Träume entführt ... Will Ihr Kind oft nicht zu Bett gehen? Oder kann nicht einschlafen? Die Geschichte von Konrad Kaninchen und seiner Reise zum Schlafzauberer ist die Lösung. Sie lädt zum Vorlesen ein und führt Ihr Kind schnell zu angenehmer Entspannung und in tiefen Schlaf. Die vom Autor entwickelte Methode basiert auf Techniken des Autogenen Trainings sowie Neurolinguistischen Programmierens und wird von Psychologen und Therapeuten auf der ganzen Welt empfohlen. Machen Sie aus dem Zubettgehen Ihres Kindes ein sorgenfreies und unkompliziertes Ritual.

The Principal's Underwear Is Missing

Author: Holly Kowitt
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1250091330
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
View: 7632

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When you're a sixth-grade nobody, the last person you want to accidentally zonk with a volleyball is Sloan "Selfie" St. Clair--the eighth-grade glamour queen of the school. But that's what happens to Becca Birnbaum, and it only gets worse when she tries to do Selfie a favor. She grabs the wrong shopping bag from the principal's office -- one containing a very personal item. and even that might not be so bad, if only Selfie didn't immediately lose it. If they don't get it back ASAP, they're toast. They try not to panic--until they hear that the Biggest Prank Ever is about to happen. Can the school's oddest couple stop the disaster of a lifetime?

United States Olympic Book

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Olympics
Page: N.A
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Vols. for 19 include reports of the Olympic winter games; 19 include reports of the Pan American games.