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A Life Measured by the Minute

By Gary D. Henry
  • ISBN Code: : 145000217X
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 219
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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A minute is measured, by many, as a trivial moment of time. I, however, see it as sixty seconds allotted to progress one’s life or further our understanding that we all have a limited amount of time on this earth to make our mark worthy of remembrance. For some, a minute is a lifetime, for others, a mere hindrance to greater things. It lives and it dies along with us through various adventures, and its importance is weighed with our choices in our life. I live by the minute because life, just like time, takes no breaks. I view my life as a never-ending minute of work and dedication to my passions in my life. I have a life dedicated to my wife and sons, although the paths I’ve chosen for myself have been perilous and not without the demons that possess everyone at times. I have veered from this path numerous times. However, I always have one eye on the ultimate goal and have broken down hundreds of barriers designed to prevent me from achieving it. Each barrier I smash through makes the urgency of the struggle much more acute. I live my life waiting and preparing for the next one in hopes that this will be the last one and finally, at long last, I can rest knowing that I have succeeded in life. I’m Don Hyler and this is my story.

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Highway engineers are facing the challenge not only to design and construct sustainable and safe pavements properly and economically. This implies a thorough understanding of materials behaviour, their appropriate use in the continuously changing environment, and implementation of constantly improved technologies and methodologies. Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements VII contains more than 100 contributions that were presented at the 7th International Conference ‘Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements’ (7ICONFBMP, Thessaloniki, Greece 12-14 June 2019). The papers cover a wide range of topics: - Bituminous binders - Aggregates, unbound layers and subgrade - Bituminous mixtures (Hot, Warm and Cold) - Pavements (Design, Construction, Maintenance, Sustainability, Energy and environment consideration) - Pavement management - Pavement recycling - Geosynthetics - Pavement assessment, surface characteristics and safety - Posters Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements VII reflects recent advances in highway materials technology and pavement engineering, and will be of interest to academics and professionals interested or involved in these areas.

Coping with Stress

By C. R. Snyder
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0198029950
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 550
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Book Short Summary:

This is a companion volume to Coping: The Psychology of What Works, which is also edited by Snyder. This second book includes chapters by some of the most well known clinical and health psychologists and covers some of the newest and most provocative topics currently under study in the area of coping. The contributors address the key questions in this literature: Why do some of us learn from hardship and life's stressors? And why do others fail and succumb to depression, anxiety, and even suicide? What are the adaptive patterns and behaviors of those who do well in spite of the obstacles that are thrown their way? The chapters will look at exercise as a way of coping with stress, body imaging, the use of humor, forgiveness, control of hostile thoughts, ethnicity and coping, sexism and coping aging and relationships, constructing a coherent life story, personal spirituality, and personal growth.

Mathematical Analysis of Evolution, Information, and Complexity

By Wolfgang Arendt,Wolfgang P. Schleich
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 3527628037
  • Total of Pages : 502
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 112
  • Pdf File: mathematical-analysis-of-evolution-information-and-complexity.pdf

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Mathematical Analysis of Evolution, Information, and Complexity deals with the analysis of evolution, information and complexity. The time evolution of systems or processes is a central question in science, this text covers a broad range of problems including diffusion processes, neuronal networks, quantum theory and cosmology. Bringing together a wide collection of research in mathematics, information theory, physics and other scientific and technical areas, this new title offers elementary and thus easily accessible introductions to the various fields of research addressed in the book.

The Lie That Tells a Truth: A Guide to Writing Fiction

By John Dufresne
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Book Code : 0393078353
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 808
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"This is the most practical, hard-nosed, generous, direct, and useful guide to writing fiction." —Brad Watson Finally, a truly creative—and hilarious—guide to creative writing, full of encouragement and sound advice. Provocative and reassuring, nurturing and wise, The Lie That Tells a Truth is essential to writers in general, fiction writers in particular, beginning writers, serious writers, and anyone facing a blank page. John Dufresne, teacher and the acclaimed author of Love Warps the Mind a Little and Deep in the Shade of Paradise, demystifies the writing process. Drawing upon the wisdom of literature's great craftsmen, Dufresne's lucid essays and diverse exercises initiate the reader into the tools, processes, and techniques of writing: inventing compelling characters, developing a voice, creating a sense of place, editing your own words. Where do great ideas come from? How do we recognize them? How can language capture them? In his signature comic voice, Dufresne answers these questions and more in chapters such as "Writing Around the Block," "Plottery," and "The Art of Abbreviation." Dufresne demystifies the writing process, showing that while the idea of writing may be overwhelming, the act of writing is simplicity itself.

Measure What Matters

By John Doerr
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 052553623X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 152
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Book Short Summary:

#1 New York Times Bestseller Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth—and how it can help any organization thrive. In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he'd just given $12.5 million, the biggest investment of his career. Larry Page and Sergey Brin had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy, and sky-high ambitions, but no real business plan. For Google to change the world (or even to survive), Page and Brin had to learn how to make tough choices on priorities while keeping their team on track. They'd have to know when to pull the plug on losing propositions, to fail fast. And they needed timely, relevant data to track their progress—to measure what mattered. Doerr taught them about a proven approach to operating excellence: Objectives and Key Results. He had first discovered OKRs in the 1970s as an engineer at Intel, where the legendary Andy Grove ("the greatest manager of his or any era") drove the best-run company Doerr had ever seen. Later, as a venture capitalist, Doerr shared Grove's brainchild with more than fifty companies. Wherever the process was faithfully practiced, it worked. In this goal-setting system, objectives define what we seek to achieve; key results are how those top-priority goals will be attained with specific, measurable actions within a set time frame. Everyone's goals, from entry level to CEO, are transparent to the entire organization. The benefits are profound. OKRs surface an organization's most important work. They focus effort and foster coordination. They keep employees on track. They link objectives across silos to unify and strengthen the entire company. Along the way, OKRs enhance workplace satisfaction and boost retention. In Measure What Matters, Doerr shares a broad range of first-person, behind-the-scenes case studies, with narrators including Bono and Bill Gates, to demonstrate the focus, agility, and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at so many great organizations. This book will help a new generation of leaders capture the same magic.

2009—A Year of Pain and the Promise of Rainbows

By Sylvia A. Witmore
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1524689017
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 908
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This book is the story of a woman who had everything going for her until she had a diagnosis of cancer. Her loving husband was beside her all year during the surgery and all chemo-therapy treatments. Then the day she was told that she didnt have to have anymore chemo treatments, she lost her loving husband the next night. This story is about the strength this woman finds after the whole world crashes around her. From the dark, disturbing days of pain and heartbreak she discovers her rainbow.

Active Aging

By Rocío Fernández-Ballesteros
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  • Publisher : Hogrefe Publishing
  • Book Code : 1616763604
  • Total of Pages : 203
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 394
  • Pdf File: active-aging.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Aging well and continuing to be active are often regarded as THE goals in life, from individual, family, community, and population perspectives. This implies good health and physical fitness, good cognitive and positive emotional-motivational functioning, and social participation and engagement.Increasing life expectancy by means of biomedical advances is not on its own enough, however. Research shows that an individual’s psychological condition contributes to their quality of life and well-being in old age – and that behavioral and psychological interventions can also prevent illness, improve cognitive and physical fitness, and increase positive emotional functioning and social participation.This book shows how psychologists and psychological science as a whole can face the challenge of promoting optimal and active aging in a society that is growing ever older.

Fearless

By Don Dahler
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  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Book Code : 1648961312
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 675
  • Pdf File: fearless.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the spirit of the bestseller Fly Girls comes the definitive and compelling true story of Harriet Quimby, the first American woman to receive a pilot's license. In the early twentieth century, headlines declared that "the era of women has dawned." Against this changing historical backdrop, Harriet Quimby's extraordinary life stands out as the embodiment of this tumultuous, exciting era—when flight was measured in minutes, not miles. This untold piece of feminist history unveils Quimby's incredible story: rising from humble beginnings as a dirt-poor farm girl to become a globe-trotting journalist, history-making aviator, and international celebrity. With her tragic death in 1912 at the age of thirty-seven, her story faded, with her many accomplishments—the first woman to fly solo over the English Channel among them—overshadowed by major events, including the sinking of the Titanic. With black and white illustrations throughout, Fearless,/i> is the definitive biography of the first licensed female American pilot: one of the most inspiring hidden figures of history.

A Love Story for Susan

By Gordon E Kyle
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  • Publisher : Gordon E Kyle
  • Book Code : 0987700499
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 670
  • Pdf File: a-love-story-for-susan.pdf

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A Love Story for Susan is a story of hope in our world. This book describes the journey taken by the author into his mind. There, he faced the darkness of his personal hell, earning the right to stand in the brilliance of God's light at journey's end. The journey into self is a journey any person can choose to take. This book appeals to those people who are struggling with the meaning of their existence. It is a struggle many are choosing to face at this time because the desire to discover one's truth is a desire that lives in all of us. A Love Story for Susan convincingly demonstrates the importance of love in the healing of a human mind. The author's story is an inspirational example of how to transmute pain into strength and gain a new life by doing so. His goal was simply to find his true self. Little did he know that God waits patiently for those who make the journey to truth, the journey to self. A Love Story for Susan is the story of the author's journey home.

12 Rules for Life

By Jordan B. Peterson
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  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Book Code : 0345816048
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 639
  • Pdf File: 12-rules-for-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street. What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.

Life-Cycle of Structural Systems

By Hitoshi Furuta,Dan Frangopol,Mitsuyoshi Akiyama
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1315761807
  • Total of Pages : 466
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 973
  • Pdf File: life-cycle-of-structural-systems.pdf

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Life-Cycle of Structural Systems: Design, Assessment, Maintenance and Management contains the papers presented at IALCCE2014, the fourth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2014), held in Tokyo, Japan, November 16-19, 2014. It consists of a book of extended abstracts (466 pp) and a DVD (2332 pp) with 312 full papers inclu