Vault and somersault into the exciting world of gymnastics in the My Best Book of Gymnastics picture book!Jump, somersault, and soar into the world of gymnastics with the My Best Book of Gymnastics picture book. Young aspiring gymnasts will love learning about techniques, routines, and competitions through stunning and dynamic photography and bitesize text. From dancing around the different floor events, to perfecting pyramids in training sessions, this book is the perfect introduction for energetic, gymnastics-mad children!The My Best Book of series captures exciting and fascinating topics in amazing photographic detail and fun, easy to read text. Obsessed children won't want to go anywhere without their Best Book of...
From dancing around the different floor events, to perfecting pyramids in training sessions, this book is the perfect introduction for energetic, gymnastics-mad children!The My Best Book of series captures exciting and fascinating topics in ...
Author: Christine Morley
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The definitive story of Harley Quinn by her co-creator, Paul Dini, and Pat Cadigan, revealing the secrets of her history even as she seeks to kill Batman. When she was only seven years old, Harleen Quinzel witnessed her father being beaten up by thugs, and then arrested by the police. That night she ran away to the safest place she could think of: Coney Island amusement park. But there, pursued into the Funhouse by the men who brutalised her father, she beheld unimaginable horrors. Years later, Harleen has put her past behind her, and used her intelligence and ambition to escape her childhood of poverty with a career in psychiatry. Assigned to her first position at Arkham Hospital, she will discover, deep in the asylum, something dangerous and alluring, something quite unlike anything else she has ever known before: The Joker. Because why would you settle for love, when you could have MAD LOVE? From the moment that Harleen finds a rose on her desk, to the moment she dons her harlequin hat, this is the definitive story that chronicles the obsession, the burning desire, the manic laughter, and the birth of one of the most controversial and popular comic book supervillains ever created: Harley Quinn.
“Yeah, I was having so much fun here serving crappy coffee for quarter tips that I
couldn't tear myself away to watch you do your gymnastics thing.” “My gymnastics
thing is going to put me through college,” Harleen said. “Not you.” Her mother's ...
Author: Paul Dini
Publisher: Titan Books
other kids at a prescribed time and under close supervision and almost never
had a chance to use the gymnastics ... night, when there was a Northeastern
University basketball game in the center court and use the darkened gymnastic
Author: Robbie O'Carroll
Armed with a guide for motherhood in one hand and adoption papers in the other, Bruce and Linda Pratt welcomed two new sons into their family. All was peaceful, until Linda's army unit recalled her to active duty, leaving Bruce to raise their two sons, Blake and David, on his own. Unfortunately, Bruce was without the vital information from theMother's Handbook,and was forced to use his wits as he went along. Between dressing his sons entirely in the color brown (chocolatebrown to be precise), and hanging plastic sheeting from the ceiling to spare it from the frequent, unexplained Jell-O explosions, Bruce had his hands full looking after his two energetic boys. Though slightly less conventional than Linda's education in motherhood, Bruce came up with his own unique and somewhat unconventional solutions to everyday problems. Thankfully, Bruce's elderly and somewhat eccentric father was always ready to assist with his eclectic adaptation of common sense and a few alternative tricks stuffed up his sleeves, just in case. Based on (well, almost) true stories,Don't Get Mad, Get Evenis an amusing glimpse into the world of improvised parenting. Only with love, imagination, and a little duct tape, can parents give children what they need to grow, and become all that God has planned for them.
I was about to throw it away when I saw that it was an advertisement for an after
school gymnastics camp starting today. The flyer read, “Get your children from
ages eight to fourteen up and moving around with a two-week-long afterschool ...
Author: Bruce Harvill
Publisher: Tate Publishing
A man desperately tries to keep his pact with the Devil, a woman is imprisoned in an insane asylum by her husband because of religious differences, and, on the testimony of a mere stranger, “a London citizen” is sentenced to a private madhouse. This anthology of writings by mad and allegedly mad people is a comprehensive overview of the history of mental illness for the past five hundred years-from the viewpoint of the patients themselves. Dale Peterson has compiled twenty-seven selections dating from 1436 through 1976. He prefaces each excerpt with biographical information about the writer. Peterson's running commentary explains the national differences in mental health care and the historical changes that have take place in symptoms and treatment. He traces the development of the private madhouse system in England and the state-run asylum system in the United States. Included is the first comprehensive bibliography of writings by the mentally ill.
He published several books on pediatrics and social reform, promoted the
therapeutic use of gymnastics and athletics, and came to be considered the
founder of therapeutic gymnastics in Germany. His influence was significant and
Author: Dale Peterson
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Muwahahahaha! Dr. Frankenstein. Marie Curie. Dr. Moreau. Captain Nemo. They're the most fascinating minds of all time--and now a science guru has teamed up with an expert in human psychology to coax them out of their laboratories and onto the analyst's couch. Real and fictional, famous and infamous, crazy and just crazily driven, these brilliant men and women exhibit a list of neuroses almost as impressive as their extraordinary accomplishments. At last, you can explore their early fixations, their ambitions, their successes and failures, and the particular quirks that have granted each induction into the Mad Scientist Hall of Fame, including: • Dr. Evil: Megalomaniacal doctor with antisocial personality disorder (and pathological dislike of his own son, Scotty) • Nikola Tesla: Real-life mad scientist with obsessive compulsive disorder (and he talked to aliens) • Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde: Brilliant doctor gone bad, suffering from multiple personality disorder (and a penchant for strong chemical cocktails) • Lex Luthor: Villain and supergenius with manic mood disorder (and premature baldness) Witty, illuminating, and thoroughly entertaining, this one-of-a-kind book offers irrefutable proof that success, super-intelligence, and a mantelpiece full of Nobel prizes is no guarantee of sanity. Praise for Daniel H. Wilson "Daniel H. Wilson and Anna C. Long have made an exhaustive study of the evil mind. It is complete, pulls no punches, and reveals secrets that have hitherto remained hidden. It is for these reasons that I must liquidate them. Great book!" --Mike Myers, aka Dr. Evil from Austin Powers "Forget about John Connor--it's Daniel H. Wilson who is going to save us from the Terminators." --Forbes on How to Survive a Robot Uprising "A tribute to the far-fetched ideas that often drive progress." --Erik Sofge, Popular Mechanics, for Where's My Jetpack?
The human body may be frail and weak, but the mind of a mad scientist is a great
and mighty example of the wonders of nature. By harnessing the power of mental
gymnastics, certain mad scientists are able to carve solid mechanical creations ...
Author: Daniel H. Wilson
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
A fascinating history of one of the hottest wrestling territories of all time Montreal was the proving ground for some of the biggest names in wrestling, including Andre the Giant, Abdullah the Butcher, and the infamous Mad Dog Vachon; it was the site of the first midget battle ever; and made famous worldwide for the infamous Survivor Series screw job that saw Vince McMahon, the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels, and Bret Hart create the "attitude" that reshaped the business. Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screw Jobs is the ultimate guide to Montreal's legendary place in professional wrestling history. Get the lowdown on all the major wrestlers who made their name in the territory, from Yvon Robert, the Rougeaus, and Gino Brito to edouard Carpentier. With a detailed account of the promotional war between the Rougeaus' AllStar Wrestling and the Vachons' Grand Prix, a complete history of how wrestling developed on Montreal TV, and an investigation of the murder of Dino Bravo, this book demonstrates how much of what has happened in wrestling, just may have happened first in Montreal.
That good build of his was really hard—earned,” says the owner of the important
boxing organization (GYM), Yvon Michel. Edouard Carpentier proudly tells the
interviewer of La Presse, “I was the first wrestler to stand on the third rope and ...
Author: Pat Laprade
Publisher: ECW Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
Find out how to perfect your skills, from dribbling and passing to scoring and saving goals, play competitively for a club and expand your abilities into captaining a team. Whether you're new to football or looking to develop your skills, this book will tell you everything you need to know, from finding out what are the best things about being able to play football well to discovering what it takes to become a champion footballer. Discover advice from experts and top tips on how to improve, plus a quiz so you can find out how mad about football you really are! The Mad About series of books helps children age 8+ perfect a variety of hobbies and skills, from art and cartoons to football and gymnastics.
Whether you're new to football or looking to develop your skills, this book will tell you everything you need to know, from finding out what are the best things about being able to play football well to discovering what it takes to become a ...
Author: Judith Heneghan
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
My name is Lottie Biggs and in three weeks time, I will be fifteen years old. At school, most people call me Lottie Not-Very-Biggs. I’ve never found this particularly funny . . . My current hair colour is Melody Deep Plum which is not as nice as Melody Forest Flame but definitely better than the dodgy custard colour I tried last week . . . And this is my book – it’s about important things like boys and shoes and polo-neck knickers and rescuing giraffes and NOT fancying Gareth Stingecombe (even though he has manly thighs) and hanging-out with your best friend having A BLATANTLY FUNNY TIME. It is definitely not about sitting in wardrobes or having a mental disturbance of any kind! Painfully honest and laugh-so-hard-you-forget-to-breathe funny. The wit of Louise Rennison with the depth of Jacqueline Wilson.
To cheer Goose up some more, I said, 'Do you want to see the gymnastics routine
that I'm preparing for my PE practical?' Between you and me, I'm not really all that
interested in PE but I decided to take it as a GCSE option because the only ...
Author: Hayley Long
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Being a pro wrestler takes talent, guts, and hard work—can Kyle make it to the pros and live the life he wants? Kyle Bailey is a normal high school senior with a secret ambition: to be a wrestling superstar with the WWE. When he hears about a wrestling class at the local gym, he knows this may be his one shot at making his dream come true. The only problem is that no one in his life understands his love of wrestling, so he can’t tell anyone what he’s doing—especially not his grandmother, who has raised him since he was a kid. As Kyle’s talent becomes increasingly apparent, his instructor takes notice and invites him to wrestle in an upcoming professional match. With his newfound success—and his beautiful wrestler girlfriend—Kyle feels like he’s finally exactly where he belongs. But when his grandmother’s health takes a turn for the worse, Kyle is torn between needing to care for her and wanting to follow his dreams. He isn’t ready to give up on being a pro wrestler, but he can’t abandon the woman who has taken care of him his entire life. Headlock is a heartwarming novel about the strength it takes to let go of what you love and the courage it takes to ask for help.
She's not one of those girls who gets cuter when she's mad. “I have an English
test to study for. ... “I'm not on the team, Rick. I feel weird about it. I know you guys
are mad at me.” “Not mad. Curious, Kyle. Gymnastics has been your thing since.
Author: Joyce Sweeney
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Mad Skills is the world's largest illustrated exercise encyclopedia and contains over 700 unique exercises to build strength and mobility. It is designed as a reference tool for athletes, trainers, and coaches, to help steer creative movement selection for effective workouts. Categories of exercise movements include: barbell lifts, kettlebell skills, gymnastics conditioning, whole body movements, yoga postures, stretching, partner skills, and more!
Mad Skills is the world's largest illustrated exercise encyclopedia and contains over 700 unique exercises to build strength and mobility.
Author: Ben Musholt
Category: Health & Fitness
“Part cookbook, part annotated episode guide, this entertaining read has everything the die-hard Mad Men fan needs to host a fantastic cocktail party.” —Library Journal Those who love Mad Men or midcentury style can now enjoy this unauthorized cookbook with more than 70 recipes from the kitchens, bars, and restaurants seen on the addictive TV show. Ever wish you could prepare Oysters Rockefeller and a martini like they did at one of Roger Sterling’s favorite haunts, the Grand Central Oyster Bar? Ever wonder how Joan Harris manages to prepare a perfect crown roast in her tiny apartment kitchen? Or about the connection between Jackie Kennedy’s 1962 White House tour and Betty Draper’s Valentine’s Day room service order? From the tables of Manhattan’s legendary restaurants and bars to the Drapers’ Around the World dinner, this is your entrée to the culinary world of Mad Men–era New York. Packed with photos and period detail, it includes such authentic recipes as: * Playboy Whiskey Sour * Sardi’s Steak Tartar * Connie’s Waldorf Salad * Sal’s Spaghetti and Meatballs * Pat Nixon’s Date Nut Bread * Lindy’s Cherry Cheesecake “Offers an exhaustive history of New York dining in the 1960s, right down to the actual recipes used in Draper haunts like Sardi’s.” —Associated Press
Gymnastics Team...If you hit it off, come Turkey Day maybe you can stuff her,”
says Roger). Though Don tries to rebuff him, Roger tells Don's secretary to make
a reservation for “Beauty and the Beast” at Jimmy's LaGrange. “They have
Author: Thomas Perry
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Three of Sir Ranulph Fiennes acclaimed bestsellers in one eBook collection – his epic biography of CAPTAIN SCOTT (‘Fiennes own experiences allow him to write vividly and with empathy’ Daily Mail); his enthralling autobiography, MAD, BAD AND DANGEROUS TO KNOW (‘The memoir of a supreme sportsman, an uber-earthling who could show the Martians a thing or two about what the best of us can achieve’ Financial Times); and the story of his unconventional, extraordinary family, MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN (‘History at its best and most approachable’ Country Life).
The trickiest moves on any climb are the mental ones, the psychological
gymnastics that keep terror in check, and the Eiger's grim aura is intimidating
enough to ruin anyone's poise.' At Grindelwald Jon Morgan, one of Kenton's
guide friends, ...
Author: Ranulph Fiennes
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
It's time you clicked! The dating scene has changed and so have you. The good news is if you're middle aged and looking for love, you could be poised for your best relationship ever. At this point in your life your kids are independent, your career stable and former in-laws have crossed you off their holiday party list. You finally have the time, resources and maturity to devote to the man or woman of your dreams...Now where is this mythical creature hiding? Let Clinical Psychologist Chris Pinhey and Divorce Recovery co-leader Susan Miller get you started.
Chances are if he's not verbally definitive on future plans it's because he is really
not interested in a future with you and any amount of mental gymnastics on your
part won't change that. Trust me, he won't call. With any luck, you'll have some ...
Author: Susan Miller
Gym-mad Tara still can’t believe she’s part of the Silverdale Gym Club – and that she’s through to a national competition! But Tara’s homework is starting to pile up and when her teachers notice that her schoolwork is sliding she’s in big trouble... Can Tara finish all her work on time and win a gold medal?
Gym-mad Tara still can’t believe she’s part of the Silverdale Gym Club – and that she’s through to a national competition!
Author: Jane Lawes
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Since the Doom series, First Person Shooter (FPS) videogames have ricocheted through the gaming community, often reaching outside that community to the wider public. While critics primarily lampoon FPSs for their aggressiveness and on-screen violence, gamers see something else. Halo is one of the greatest, most successful FPSs ever to grace the world of gaming. Although Halo is a FPS, it has a science-fiction storyline that draws from previous award-winning science fiction literature. It employs a game mechanic that limits the amount of weapons a player can carry to two, and a multiplayer element that has spawned websites like Red vs. Blue and games within the game created by players themselves. Halo’s unique and extraordinary features raise serious questions. Are campers really doing anything wrong? Does Halo’s music match the experience of the gamer? Would Plato have used Halo to train citizens to live an ethical life? What sort of Artificial Intelligence exists in Halo and how is it used? Can the player’s experience of war tell us anything about actual war? Is there meaning to Master Chief’s rough existence? How does it affect the player’s ego if she identifies too strongly with an aggressive character like Master Chief? Is Halo really science fiction? Can Halo be used for enlightenment-oriented thinking in the Buddhist sense? Does Halo's weapon limitation actually contribute to the depth of the gameplay? When we willingly play Halo only to die again and again, are we engaging in some sort of self-injurious behavior? What is expansive gameplay and how can it be informed by the philosophy of Michel Foucault? In what way does Halo’s post-apocalyptic paradigm force gamers to see themselves as agents of divine deliverance? What can Red vs. Blue teach us about personal identity? These questions are tackled by writers who are both Halo cognoscenti and active philosophers, with a foreword by renowned Halo fiction author Fred Van Lente and an afterword by leading games scholar and artist Roger Ngim.
CHIARA REPETTI-LUDLOW is in ninth grade at the Earl L. Vandermeulen High
School on Long Island. She has mad skilz at gymnastics, trapeze, Latin, and
Italian, but those are all part of her plan to be the next Ezio Auditore da Firenze.
Author: Luke Cuddy
Publisher: Open Court
Robert , a friend of Charles Follen and , like him , a follower of Friedrich Jahn ,
advocated gymnastics as well as homoeopathy ; the older brother , William , had
hydropathy as his backup science and was the founder of the Brattleboro Water ...
Author: Taylor Stoehr
In 1860 Dio Lewis introduced his well - known gymnastics system to Utica ' s
patients ( N . Y . S . Lunatic Asylum , Eighteenth AR ( 1861 ) , 52 ) . Such
exercises were considered particularly beneficial for melancholics . As Lloyd
Sederer points ...
Author: Ellen Dwyer
Category: Social Science
Sport and physical education represent important components of German national life, from school and community participation, to elite, international level sport. This unique and comprehensive collection brings together material from leading German scholars to examine the role of sport and PE in Germany from a range of historical and contemporary perspectives. Key topics include: * sport and PE in pre-war, post war and re-unified Germany * sport and PE in schools * coach education * elite sport and sport science * women and sport * sport and recreation facilities. This book offers an illuminating insight into how sport and PE have helped to shape Germany. It represents fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in the history and sociology of sport, and those working in German studies.
Common also was a tendency to cultural criticism; gymnastics were affirmed as a
'natural' contrast to the mad pace and artificiality of modern civilisation. Although
the gymnastics movement portrayed a rather traditional image of womanhood, ...
Author: Ken Hardman
Are you hungry for more variety in your training? Do you want to become a more well-rounded athlete? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, then this book is for you. The Mad Skills Exercise Encyclopedia is an illustrated guide to over 1000 bodyweight and free weight movements. Within its covers you will learn how to: - Warm-up before a training session - Master bodyweight and calisthenics-type exercises - Perform classic weight lifting techniques - Build strength with barbell and kettlebell lifts - Challenge yourself with whole body movements - Incorporate single arm and single leg drills - Fashion a rock-solid core for better athletic performance - Improve your mobility with yoga postures and stretching variations - Have fun with partner-based skills - Design killer at-home and garage gym workouts - Never be bored with fitness again!
Are you hungry for more variety in your training? Do you want to become a more well-rounded athlete? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, then this book is for you.
Author: Ben Musholt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform