Playing Havoc

Playing Havoc

Author: Steve Morris

Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing

ISBN: 9781907728433

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 556

BANG! Lights out! Just how would we cope in an event where every electronic device on our planet was rendered useless in an instant? If all electric power, industry, basic utilities, transport and the very communications that we all take for granted were zapped in a single moment, how would life carry on? What skills do we possess to cope with and help us rebuild life from its very foundations? Playing Havoc, partly based on fact, partly a black comedy, describes one small British Island’s battle to maintain some normality in the chaos after a coronal mass ejection through the eyes of one man who had only recently moved there with the very intention of getting some peace. A reluctant man with enough problems of his own to deal with finds that the longer the havoc goes on, more and more of the islanders turn to him for help. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.

Playing for the Lostbhoys 2

Playing for the Lostbhoys 2

Author: David Harper


ISBN: 9781447723233


Page: 588

View: 351

Sports & Recreation

Playing Smart

Playing Smart

Author: David Richards

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784620486

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

View: 965

Amongst regular golfers of the same raw ability, some repeatedly out-perform others. These players consistently score better than the quality of their ball-striking, the accuracy of their short games and their putting skills. Why? These golfers are playing smart. They make better decisions and fewer mistakes than those with similar skills. They assess the challenge of each shot and reach sound conclusions. They prepare well and do everything possible to ensure a good outcome. They focus on reducing the number of shots per round. They use their minds to get ahead. Playing Smart explains what this means in practice. David Richards sets out the principles that smart golfers use to get an edge. He examines every area of the game: on the tee, from the fairway, in trouble, around the green, and on the putting surface. He shows how to analyse your play and single-out the non-swing related problems that repeatedly cost shots. He also discusses the key factors that contribute to accuracy and consistency, and explains how good preparation, ‘routine’, and a rational attitude all contribute to better and more enjoyable golf. Playing Smart offers something to players of every ability. All golfers will be able to see clearly how they measure up against a ‘smart golfer’. Better standard players can check where there is still room for improvement. And beginners should be able to put sound principles in place at an early stage.
Performing Arts

Making Faces, Playing God

Making Faces, Playing God

Author: Thomas Morawetz

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292749412

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 246

View: 453

Wearing a mask—putting on another face—embodies a fundamental human fantasy of inhabiting other bodies and experiencing other lives. In this extensively illustrated book, Thomas Morawetz explores how the creation of transformational makeup for theatre, movies, and television fulfills this fantasy of self-transformation and satisfies the human desire to become "the other." Morawetz begins by discussing the cultural role of fantasies of transformation and what these fantasies reveal about questions of personal identity. He next turns to professional makeup artists and describes their background, training, careers, and especially the techniques they use to create their art. Then, with numerous before-during-and-after photos of transformational makeups from popular and little-known shows and movies, ads, and artist's demos and portfolios, he reveals the art and imagination that go into six kinds of mask-making—representing demons, depicting aliens, inventing disguises, transforming actors into different (older, heavier, disfigured) versions of themselves, and creating historical or mythological characters.

Style in Piano Playing

Style in Piano Playing

Author: Peter Cooper

Publisher: Alma Books

ISBN: 9780714544908

Category: Music

Page: 193

View: 608

Renowned for its versatility, the piano has played a majorrole both in musical development and in the shaping ofpublic taste. Throughout its history it has always remainedat the centre of the music scene as the composer's tool, thevirtuoso's partner and the accompanist's mainstay.Style in Piano Playing is a book not only about the piano,its uses and performers, but also about the music writtenfor the piano. In it, the author shows how the great pianistsof the past built their programmes, tells of how they werereceived and takes a critical look at the history of musicaltaste.

Playing Around

Playing Around

Author: Dorothy Rosencrans

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595294817

Category: Computers

Page: 128

View: 642

Discover a new world, where you can bridge the gap from virtual to reality. The world of Internet Bridge. You will meet people from all over the world. Get to know them and their cultural differences. You will find they are nice, intelligent, interesting, and very humorous men and women who have enriched my life. Bridge brought us together, and many have become my friends. My partners have ranged in age from 14 to 94. I have played with doctors, lawyers, and an Indian Chief. There have also been teachers, writers, engineers, miners, ranchers, and scientists in every field. I have played with Bill Gates. People I would never have met within the boundaries of my real life. This is not an all-inclusive list. This is a book for bridge players and everyone else. Internet Bridge has some different rules, which are quickly explained, as are basic facts about the game. However, my focus is on the people. You will find yourself smiling, laughing, and touched by their stories. Variety is the spice of life and you will find it here. "Bill Gates Finds Duplicate Bridge a 'Window' to Fun." -ACBL Bulletin, August 20, 2000
Business & Economics

Playing to Strength: Leveraging Gender at Work

Playing to Strength: Leveraging Gender at Work

Author: Alice Adams

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313366420

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 185

View: 549

This book offers a new approach for helping managers and organizations make better, more productive use of both men and women at work—an approach based on what they have in common, not on what some think divides them. • Appendices include a case study of gender in the corporate world, a sample gender inclusion plan, and experiential accounts of gender dynamics in the workplace

Playing and Vitality in Psychoanalysis

Playing and Vitality in Psychoanalysis

Author: Giuseppe Civitarese

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000604665

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 891

Building on their long-lasting scientific partnership, Civitarese and Ferro offer an array of thought-provoking writings bolstered by extensive clinical material, attesting to their shared interpretation of psychoanalysis not only as a treatment for psychic suffering but also as inherently pleasurable and vitalizing. In chapters that reflect inclinations, fantasies and obsessions that are both shared and personal, and by engaging with topics various enough to include dreams, ethics, emotions and aesthetics, the authors demonstrate how the practice of psychoanalysis might no longer be an insidiously moralistic or ideological exercise but rather a practice aimed at opening up and liberating the mind. By providing detailed engagement with the work of Bion and Ogden, as well as insights from their own substantial expertise, the authors explore how the synonymous concepts of playing and vitality can meaningfully inform and change clinical psychoanalytic practice. With rich clinical material and a strong foundation in established theory, this book will appeal to psychoanalysts, psychoanalytic therapists and postgraduate students hoping to make more room in the psychoanalytic lexicon for words like pleasure, dreaming, creativity, hospitality and growth.
Juvenile Fiction

Heartside Bay 9: Playing the Game

Heartside Bay 9: Playing the Game

Author: Cathy Cole

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 9781407143101

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 170

Love, life and everything in between. Midnight kisses and summer crushes, first dates and heartbreak - there's never a dull moment in Heartside Bay. This is the next not-to-be-missed instalment in the lives of Lila, Polly, Eve and Rhi.
Sports & Recreation

The Grads Are Playing Tonight!

The Grads Are Playing Tonight!

Author: M. Ann Hall

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9780888646125

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 353

Between 1915 and 1940 the amazing Edmonton Grads dominated women's basketball in Canada. Coached by J. Percy Page, they played over 400 official games, losing only 20; they travelled more than 125,000 miles in Canada, the United States, and Europe; and they crossed the Atlantic three times to defend their world title at exhibition games held in conjunction with the Summer Olympics in Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin. Meticulously researched and documented-including capsule biographies of all 38 women who played for the Grads over the years and over 100 photos-the story of the Edmonton Grads will enthrall fans of sport history and women in sport. [CTV interview:]

Playing the Countess

Playing the Countess

Author: Karen Lingefelt

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand

ISBN: 9781627413404

Category: Fiction


View: 714

[BookStrand Regency Romance, HEA] Gabriel Burton returns from the Napoleonic Wars to England where his reclusive uncle, the Earl of Ellsworth, enlists him to fight a new battle. A young woman in London is pretending to be the earl's wife, and he orders Gabriel, his heir, to expose her. Gabriel plans to seduce her into dropping the charade by playing along with it, even assuming the earl's title for appearance's sake--and to her dismay. Samantha Jordan has been blackmailed into posing as the nonexistent countess to help some scheming relatives enter high society. To make matters worse, the earl's dashing nephew shows up, and instead of denouncing her, insists on acting as the earl himself. As their attraction grows, Samantha longs to tell Gabriel the truth so they can be free to follow their hearts--but a secret more scandalous than her masquerade could destroy those hopes unless he persuades her to trust him and believe that this time, she's found true love. ** A BookStrand Mainstream Romance

Playing for Keeps

Playing for Keeps

Author: Yahrah St. John

Publisher: Kimani Press

ISBN: 9781426812606

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 844

More than meets the eye Driven and ambitious, commercial-art buyer Avery Roberts always trusts first impressions, whether it's art…or men. Sexy Quentin Davis might make her pulse race, but the smooth, laid-back charmer is not her type. Then a secret about her past comes to light, leaving her vulnerable, shattered—and turning to Quentin for strong shoulders and sympathy. One kiss, and fierce attraction takes over, leaving first impressions in a haze of sensual bliss. Quentin's focus was always on the next assignment, leaving no room for long-term relationships or commitment. Now sleek, sophisticated Avery has him looking beyond his camera and his career. But as love and aspirations collide, heartbreak seems inevitable, until Quentin realizes he can't picture a life—or a future—without Avery in it.