In The Zone

Author: Michael Murphy
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 145321884X
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In The Zone from the Author: Michael Murphy. Michael Murphy, bestselling author of Golf in the Kingdom, explains the power of athletics to transform the body, mind, and spirit Athletes and coaches often say they feel “in the zone” while participating in sports or other endeavors, and Esalen Institute cofounder Michael Murphy carefully documents this phenomenon in one of the most comprehensive works of its kind. Murphy and coauthor Rhea A. White categorize twenty types of extraordinary athletic feats, exalted states of consciousness, and altered perceptions that, they say, evoke the richness of a spiritual practice. This wide-ranging compendium includes insights from amateur, Olympic, and professional athletes, such as Michael Jordan, Mario Andretti, Jack Nicklaus, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Zone

Author: Sergei Dovlatov
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1582437483
Size: 68.54 MB
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The Zone from the Author: Sergei Dovlatov. Written in Sergei Dovlatov’s unique voice and unmatched style,The Zone is a satirical novelization of Dovlatov’s time as a prison guard for the Soviet Army in the early 1960s. Snapshots of the prison are juxtaposed with the narrator’s letters to Igor Markovich of Hermitage Press in which he urges Igor to publish the very book we’re reading. As Igor receives portions of the prison camp manuscript, so too does the reader. Arguably Dovlatov’s most significant work,The Zone illuminates the twisted absurdity of the life of a prison guard: "Almost any prisoner would have been suited to the role of a guard. Almost any guard deserved a prison term.” Full of Dovlatov’s trademark dark humor and dry wit,The Zone’s narrator is an extension of his author, and the book fittingly begins with the following disclaimer: "The names, events, and dates given here are all real. I invented only those details that were not essential. Therefore, any resemblance between the characters in this book and living people is intentional and malicious. And all fictionalizing was unexpected and accidental.” What follows is a complex novel that captures two sides of Dovlatov: the writer and the man.

In The Zone

Author: Peter Wolfe
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879727307
Size: 57.79 MB
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In The Zone from the Author: Peter Wolfe. The Twilight Zone explores the possibilities inhering in the ordinary. A Twilight Zone episode can move us by being poignant and intimate, rambunctious or thought provoking. It can also be orchestrated as a set of intertwined plot developments or as a serial progression. But regardless of whether it takes place on an asteroid, in a city pool room, or in the backwoods, it will usually convey both a folklorist's eye for detail and the born raconteur's sense of pace. Rod Serling, the show's founder, main scriptwriter, and artistic director, knew how much burden he could place on his rhetorical and dramatic gifts. Deservedly celebrated as a pioneer in TV science fiction, he also writes about history and loyalty, the grip of everyday reality, and the dangers of both forgetting about one's ghosts and giving them the upper hand.

Zone Therapy

Author: William H. Fitzgerald
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 9780787311674
Size: 24.23 MB
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Zone Therapy from the Author: William H. Fitzgerald. 1917 Contents: Relieving Pain by Pressure; That Aching Head; Curing Goitre with a Probe; Finger Squeezing for Eye Troubles; Making the Deaf Hear; Painless Child Birth; Zone Therapy for Women; Relaxing Nervous Tension; Curing Lumbago with a Comb;.

Upheaval In The Quiet Zone

Author: Leon Fink
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252076052
Size: 27.63 MB
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Upheaval In The Quiet Zone from the Author: Leon Fink. This new second edition updates the dramatic story of 1199SEIU, an insurgent labour union that eventually established itself as a vital force in the modern labour movement. When SEIU president Andrew Stern laid plans in 2006 for a new national health care workers union that would both reach out to the unorganized and campaign for universal, national health insurance, he turned to 1199 president Dennis Rivera - and the 1199 political model - to lead the effort. With new material that updates the union's history since the 1990s, this book conveys the promise and problems of movement-building in the twenty-first century health care industry.

Game Zone

Author: Alberto Iacovoni
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783764301514
Size: 79.80 MB
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Game Zone from the Author: Alberto Iacovoni. A path that follows the ludic aspects of architecture, from the situationist New Babylon to the installations and architecture of the radical avant-garde during the 1960s and 70s, the most recent spatial experimentations, which borrow the capacity of games to subvert rules and turn conventions upside down, and the unpredictable convergences between real and virtual spaces in videogames that were introduced by the new digital technology. Game Zone is an attempt to understand the potential of a type of architecture that is consciously ludic, of those spaces which use games to create new forms of relationships and new ways to construct the complexity of space. Book jacket.

The Killing Zone How Why Pilots Die

Author: Paul Craig
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007150415X
Size: 11.98 MB
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The Killing Zone How Why Pilots Die from the Author: Paul Craig. This literal survival guide for new pilots identifies "the killing zone," the 40-250 flight hours during which unseasoned aviators are likely to commit lethal mistakes. Presents the statistics of how many pilots will die in the zone within a year; calls attention to the eight top pilot killers (such as "VFR into IFR," "Takeoff and Climb"); and maps strategies for avoiding, diverting, correcting, and managing the dangers. Includes a Pilot Personality Self-Assessment Exercise that identifies pilot "types" and how each type can best react to survive the killing zone.

The Blue Zones Second Edition

Author: Dan Buettner
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426209495
Size: 31.99 MB
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The Blue Zones Second Edition from the Author: Dan Buettner. Since publishing his bestselling The Blue Zones, longevity expert and National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner has discovered a new Blue Zone and launched a major public health initiative to transform cities based on principles from this book. The Blue Zones, Second Edition is completely updated and expands his bestselling classic on longevity, drawing on his research from extraordinarily long-lived communities--Blue Zones--around the globe to highlight the lifestyle, diet, outlook, and stress-coping practices that will add years to your life and life to your years. The new Blue Zone is Ikaria, Greece, where strong, sweet wine, family, and a Mediterranean diet all play a role in longer life. Also new in this book is a reading group guide, designed for groups to read about, discuss, and implement many of the simple changes advocated for better health. A long, healthy life is no accident. It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits. If you adopt the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are you may live up to a decade longer. Buettner has led teams of researchers across the globe--from Costa Rica to Sardinia, Italy, to Okinawa, Japan and beyond--to uncover the secrets of Blue Zones. He found that the recipe for longevity is deeply intertwined with community, lifestyle, and spirituality. People live longer and healthier by embracing a few simple but powerful habits, and by creating the right community around themselves. In The Blue Zones, Second Edition, Buettner has blended his lifestyle formula with the latest longevity research to inspire lasting, behavioral change and add years to your life. Region by region, Buettner reveals the "secrets" of longevity through stories of his travels and interviews with some of the most remarkable--and happily long-living people on the planet. It's not coincidence that the way they eat, interact with each other, shed stress, heal themselves, avoid disease, and view their world yield them more good years of life. Buettner's easy to follow "best practices" and list of healthy lifestyle choices from the Blue Zones will empower readers to live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives.

The Littoral Zone

Author: CA. Cranston
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042022183
Size: 46.65 MB
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The Littoral Zone from the Author: CA. Cranston. In this, the first collection of ecocritical essays devoted to Australian contexts and their writers, Australian and USA scholars (settlers, invaders, temporary visa holders) comment on the transliteration of sea, land and interior through the works of major and minor authors and through their own experience with the bioregion. The littoral zone is the starting point in this fresh approach to reading literature and is organised around the natural environment - rainforest, desert, mountains, coast, islands, Antarctica. There's the beach where sexual and spiritual crises occur; the Wheatbelt area - the most visible clearance line on the planet; desert literature, camel trekking, and the transformation of a salt flat into an inland island. New Age literature that 'appropriates' Aboriginals and their cultures as the healing poultice for an ailing and dispirited West; a re-examination of pastoralism, and "the feet of millions of sheep . that] have done unspeakable damage to soils"; an inquiry into whether Judith Wright's work can "persuade us to rejoice" in the world; an investigation of the Limestone Plains, home of the bush capital and the bogong moth; of bananas, cane toads and the Great Barrier Reef in tropic Queensland; of national parks and guesthouses where "the mountains meet the sea"; a discursive approach to temperate islands that covers sealing, Soldier Settlement, and sea country pastoral; and finally to Antarctica, where an initial utopian approach gives way to an emphasis on its stark, 'timeless' icescape as a minimalist backdrop for human dramas. The author-terrain is no less grand in its scope: poets, playwrights, novelists, and non-fiction writers are discussed across the broad range of contexts that constitutes the littoral zone known as 'Australia'.

Danger In The Comfort Zone

Author: Judith M. Bardwick
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814478868
Size: 31.38 MB
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Danger In The Comfort Zone from the Author: Judith M. Bardwick. Argues that people at all levels of American business are preoccupied with their rewards and not their responsibilities