The Snowball

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Author by Alice Schroeder
Genre : Business & Economics
Editor : A&C Black
ISBN : 9781408807323
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 837
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Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Prize 2008 The Snowball is the first and will be the only biography of the world's richest man, Warren Buffett, written with his full cooperation and collaboration. Combining a unique blend of "The Sage of Omaha's" business savvy, life story and philosophy, The Snowball is essential reading for anyone wishing to discover and replicate the secrets of his business and life success. Warren Buffett is arguably the world's greatest investor. Even as a child he was fascinated by the concept of risk and probability, setting up his first business at the age of six. In 1964 he bought struggling Massachusetts textile firm Berkshire Hathaway and grew it to be the 12th largest corporation in the US purely through the exercise of sound investing principles - a feat never equalled in the annals of business. Despite an estimated net worth of around US$62 billion, Buffett leads an intriguingly frugal life taking home a salary of only £50,000 a year. His only indulgence is a private jet, an extravagance he wryly acknowledges by calling it "The Indefensible". In 2006, he made the largest charitable donation on record, with most of it going to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Snowball provides a comprehensive, richly detailed insight one of the world's most extraordinary and much loved public figures.


Health Education

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Author by Glen G. Gilbert
Genre : Education
Editor : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN : 9781449698553
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 482
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Discover the Tools You Need to Become Proficient in Conducting Health Education Programs -- Inside and Outside the Classroom! The skills necessary to plan and deliver effective health education programs are fundamentally the same in the classroom, workplace, hospital, and community settings. The Fourth Edition of Health Education: Creating Strategies for School and Community Health assists health educators in making appropriate program planning decision based on the needs of their clients and the educational settings. The authors encourage the systematic development of sound presentation methods and illustrate the evolving state of health education.


Snowball Truce

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Author by Michel-Yves Schmitt
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Editor : Graphic Universe ™
ISBN : 9781467737036
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 32
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Winter has come, and Leopold wants to use his invisibility to launch the best snowball fight of all time! His big sister, Celine, thinks he should be using his powers for the greater good. He could catch thieves, stop wars, or save the world, after all! Of course, Leopold would rather torment her. Celine bribes him with some cake and gets him to agree to a snowball truce. But Leo’s tricks don’t end, they just move indoors.


Single Shy And Looking For Love

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Author by Shannon Kolakowski
Genre : Family & Relationships
Editor : New Harbinger Publications
ISBN : 9781626250055
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 200
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What if he thinks I’m not good looking enough? What if she thinks I’m boring? What if I can’t think of anythingto talk about? When it comes to dating, most people have had these thoughts and fears at some point. The truth is that going on a date can be downright nerve-wracking—and if you suffer from shyness or social anxiety, it is especially so. So how can you stay calm, cool, and collected as you set out on the search for the perfect mate? Single, Shy, and Looking for Love presents mindfulness, acceptance, and values-based techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help shy singles like you get “in the game,” cope with the anxiety and fear that can arise on a date, and go on to create long-lasting, intimate relationships. By learning to stay focused in the present moment, you’ll arm yourself against the catastrophic thoughts that cause you to buckle under pressure. And by connecting with your own core values, you’ll gain a greater understanding of yourself and what you ultimately want in a romantic partner. Confidence is often considered one of the most attractive qualities a man or woman can have, and social confidence will take you far—not only in love, but in life as well. If you’re ready to stop being a wallflower and start putting yourself out there, this book will give you the skills you need to get back in the dating game and find the love you deserve.


The Snow Ball

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Author by Albert Ramsdell Gurney
Genre : Drama
Editor : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN : 0822213184
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 92
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THE STORY: Cooper Jones is a middle-aged realtor whose failing marriage and uninspiring job have left him prey to feelings of nostalgia. Over the objections of his wife, Liz, a pragmatic, no-nonsense advocate for the homeless, he is persuaded by hi


Revolutions That Made The Earth

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Author by Tim Lenton
Genre : Science
Editor : OUP Oxford
ISBN : 9780191501760
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 440
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The Earth that sustains us today was born out of a few remarkable, near-catastrophic revolutions, started by biological innovations and marked by global environmental consequences. The revolutions have certain features in common, such as an increase in complexity, energy utilization, and information processing by life. This book describes these revolutions, showing the fundamental interdependence of the evolution of life and its non-living environment. We would not exist unless these upheavals had led eventually to 'successful' outcomes - meaning that after each one, at length, a new stable world emerged. The current planet-reshaping activities of our species may be the start of another great Earth system revolution, but there is no guarantee that this one will be successful. The book explains what a successful transition through it might look like, if we are wise enough to steer such a course. This book places humanity in context as part of the Earth system, using a new scientific synthesis to illustrate our debt to the deep past and our potential for the future.


The Nutcracker Sweet

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Author by Linda Hymes
Genre : Cooking
Editor : Lindergaff Books, LLC
ISBN : 0971978212
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 166
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If you thought this holiday classic was all about Marie saving her Nutcracker prince, think again-it's all about desserts! Take a confectionary journey to the Land of the Sweets with The Dancing Gourmet in this exquisite ode to the world's favorite ballet. International award-winning author, ballerina and chef Linda Hymes takes inspiration from The Nutcracker ballet to rediscover the magical world where it is the pastry cook, not the Sugarplum Fairy, who regins supreme. Uniting the pastry arts with the performing arts as only she can, Hymes presents over 60 mouthwatering desserts, all lavishly photographed and illustrated, with easy-to-follow instructions, tips on technique, personal anecdotes, and stories. You'll discover the fascinating history of this wonderful ballet, from E. T. A. Hoffmann's original fairy tale to the present, and take an intimate glimpse into life backstage as a ballerina, all through the unique perspective of a chef as passionate about butter, eggs, flour, and sugar as she is about dance. In these captivating pages, you'll find easy-to-prepare Pudding Variations such as luscious blackberry mousse-filled Dewdrop Charlotte and Chocolate Raspberry Tea Cups. Light as Air Entrechats offers Vanilla Souffle with Sugarplum Sauce and Lemon Meringue Angel Roulade, filled with tart lemon curd. Snow Queen Treats features a flurry of frozen delights, including Champagne Poached Pears with Cardamom and Honey Ice Cream and Rich Chocolate Sauce and an unusual Snow Rose Sorbet. Turn to Petits Divertissements to revel in impressive miniature desserts and decadent pint-sized treats, such as Petits Rats de l'Opera, named after the students at the Paris Opera ballet school. Grand Finales showcases rich and decadent Chocolate Mousse King, luscious whipped cream and cherry-filled Black Forest Crepe Gateau, and every chocoholic's ultimate fantasy: a Chocolate Symphony. The definitive holiday cookbook, The Nutcracker Sweet will have visions of sugarplums dancing in your head. Book jacket.


Oxford Read And Imagine

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Author by Hannah Mary Fish
Genre : English language
Editor :
ISBN : 0194723410
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 16
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"Activities to accompany the Oxford Read and Imagine story book"--Back cover.


The Get Outside Guide To Winter Activities

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Author by Andrew Foran
Genre : Education
Editor : Human Kinetics
ISBN : 9781492586067
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 216
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A recent surge in people’s reconnecting with nature has resulted in numerous reference books for outdoor program leaders, but—until now—there has been a dearth of books aimed at wintertime pursuits. The Get-Outside Guide to Winter Activities unlocks the door to a wealth of fun and adventure in the snow. Activities have been compiled by keepers of the trail, experienced winter trekker leaders who know how to lead people in outdoor winter activities that are safe and fun and help people experience the joy of being active outdoors during the cold months of the year. This guide offers activities and games that have the following features: • Appropriate for multiple age groups • Easily modifiable to adapt to varying skillsets • Designed for a variety of locales, such as schoolyards, community trails, urban and remote parks, and wilderness settings The guide offers activities that are suitable for groups of varying skill levels and experience. Most activities are simple and quick and require little preparation and few props. Those interested in doing more can explore snowshoeing or Nordic skiing activities and even exploratory outings and winter day trips from a base camp to overnight or extended camping excursions. The book includes tactical snow games and activities and even has icebreakers for games. In addition, solo winter trekkers can use the activities and lessons as a launching point to prepare them in leading groups in winter outings. Leaders are shown how to build in activities that call on typical age-level skills of participants. The essential-skills progression built into the activities helps leaders offer instructional strategies that allow all participants to take part within their ability, and leaders are provided with ideas to modify all approaches and activities to ensure inclusion for all in their group. In addition to the game and activity modifications, the book offers winter facts that enhance participants’ knowledge about the science of snow and winter as well as charts and graphs that focus on safety in winter. The Get-Outside Guide to Winter Activities offers a planning framework that balances winter fun with skills and safety and prepares leaders to guide others in enjoying activities in the snow. You will learn about activities that require little or no props, adaptive snow games, tips based on actual winter excursions, gear requirements, and leadership suggestions shared by winter experts: • How to stay warm and dry while winter camping • What and how to eat, drink, and cook in the winter • What gear you need for a snow expedition • What games and activities are great for campsites • How to teach basic snowshoeing and Nordic skiing skills • The keys to managing groups outside in winter You’ll also learn how to make the most of winter opportunities through tried-and-true ideas, skill progressions and games, and activities that open up an entire season’s worth of enjoyment, learning, and adventure. “People shy away from outdoor winter activities for three reasons,” says Andrew Foran, one of the book’s authors. “There’s an overemphasis on the skills that are thought to be required for participation. Granted, in some cases skills are essential, but it’s how you approach the teaching and practicing of those skills that makes the difference. “Then there’s a belief that the wintertime outdoors is to be feared rather than embraced. And finally, people are lacking a bank of ideas, of things to do, to keep them engaged and having fun outdoors in the winter.” The Get-Outside Guide to Winter Activities addresses all three misconceptions—and in the process shows you, as a leader, how to help your participants have fun in the snow, build skills, and create lasting memories that will keep them looking forward to the next big snowfall.


Trials And Tribulation

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Author by Chris Sullivan
Genre : History
Editor : Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN : 9781784622336
Type Books : PDF & Epub
File Pages : 320
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“Wartime airfields can be very atmospheric places. When you stand at Gransden Lodge at dusk, it’s very easy to imagine a huge Lancaster bomber taxying out onto a runway for takeoff...” Today, the peaceful countryside to the west of Cambridge is mainly given over to agriculture, but for several years in the mid-20th century, things were very different. Then, the area was dotted with airfields from which Allied aircraft flew to war – and one of these was Gransden Lodge. When the airfield first became operational, the units that were stationed there were involved in top-secret radar investigation and trials work, but within a year these units had moved away and the station became the base of the only Canadian squadron in the R.A.F.’s élite Pathfinder Force. It was later joined by another Pathfinder Force squadron, and together they flew many hazardous missions, in all weathers, against the Axis. After the war’s end, Gransden Lodge was briefly used by a unit that pioneered radar-assisted airborne mapping, and as a base for transport aircraft. It was subsequently the venue for some of the first post-war motor races in the U.K., and for many years before its decommissioning was under consideration as a Cold War base for American forces. In the early 1990s the wheel came full circle and flying began again, when Gransden Lodge became the home of one of Britain’s leading gliding clubs. Over the space of more than seventy years, Gransden Lodge has seen aviation in many forms, ranging from secret trials and heavy bomber operations to competitive gliding. World-renowned servicemen and scientists have passed through its gates, and many whose names are now almost forgotten lost their lives after taking off from its runways. Trials and Tribulation is the story of this historic airfield, and it will appeal to those interested in military and aviation history.