Off Speed

Off Speed Author Terry McDermott
ISBN-10 9780307908896
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Pantheon
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The lively and fascinating story of baseball’s 150-year hunt for the perfect pitch In August 2012, Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners pitched a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays in what Terry McDermott calls “one of the greatest exhibitions of off-speed pitches ever put on.” For McDermott, a lifelong fan and student of baseball, the extraordinary events of that afternoon inspired this incisive meditation on the art of pitching. Within the framework of Hernandez’s historic achievement, Off Speed provides a vibrant narrative of the history and evolution of pitching, combining baseball's rich tradition of folklore with the wealth of new metrics from a growing legion of statisticians who are transforming the way we think about the game. Off Speed is also the personal story of a fan’s steadfast devotion, first kindled in McDermott by his father at the local diamond in small-town Iowa and now carried forward with the same passion by his own daughters. Approaching his subject with the love every fan brings to the park and the expertise of a probing journalist, McDermott explores with irrepressible curiosity the science and the romance of baseball.

Off Speed

Off Speed Author Terry McDermott
ISBN-10 9780307379429
Year 2016-06-07
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Pantheon Books
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A wonderfully informative, exuberant, and entertaining book that explores the evolution and history of baseball pitching through the story of one “perfect” game. Tracing the evolution of pitching and the pitcher's art of deception, Terry McDermott tells the fascinating story of baseball's 150-year hunt for the perfect pitch. Using the framework of a single game (nine chapters, nine innings, nine pitches), he explores the history of every type of pitch, combining the folk wisdom of the players with the enormous wealth of new data brought to the sport by the growing legion of statisticians who are transforming many of the sport's once sacred beliefs. As a lifelong baseball fan, McDermott approaches his subject with the love every fan brings to the park plus the expertise of a probing journalist, exploring with irrepressible enthusiasm and curiosity both the science and the romance of the game.

Off Speed

Off Speed Author Terry McDermott
ISBN-10 9780307379429
Year 2016-06-07
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Pantheon Books
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A wonderfully informative, exuberant, and entertaining book that explores the evolution and history of baseball pitching through the story of one “perfect” game. Tracing the evolution of pitching and the pitcher's art of deception, Terry McDermott tells the fascinating story of baseball's 150-year hunt for the perfect pitch. Using the framework of a single game (nine chapters, nine innings, nine pitches), he explores the history of every type of pitch, combining the folk wisdom of the players with the enormous wealth of new data brought to the sport by the growing legion of statisticians who are transforming many of the sport's once sacred beliefs. As a lifelong baseball fan, McDermott approaches his subject with the love every fan brings to the park plus the expertise of a probing journalist, exploring with irrepressible enthusiasm and curiosity both the science and the romance of the game.

On Speed

On Speed Author Nicolas Rasmussen
ISBN-10 0814776272
Year 2008-03-01
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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Life in the Fast Lane: The author on the CHE Uppers. Crank. Bennies. Dexies. Greenies. Black Beauties. Purple Hearts. Crystal. Ice. And, of course, Speed. Whatever their street names at the moment, amphetamines have been an insistent force in American life since they were marketed as the original antidepressants in the 1930s. On Speed tells the remarkable story of their rise, their fall, and their surprising resurgence. Along the way, it discusses the influence of pharmaceutical marketing on medicine, the evolving scientific understanding of how the human brain works, the role of drugs in maintaining the social order, and the centrality of pills in American life. Above all, however, this is a highly readable biography of a very popular drug. And it is a riveting story. Incorporating extensive new research, On Speed describes the ups and downs (fittingly, there are mostly ups) in the history of amphetamines, and their remarkable pervasiveness. For example, at the same time that amphetamines were becoming part of the diet of many GIs in World War II, an amphetamine-abusing counterculture began to flourish among civilians. In the 1950s, psychiatrists and family doctors alike prescribed amphetamines for a wide variety of ailments, from mental disorders to obesity to emotional distress. By the late 1960s, speed had become a fixture in everyday life: up to ten percent of Americans were thought to be using amphetamines at least occasionally. Although their use was regulated in the 1970s, it didn't take long for amphetamines to make a major comeback, with the discovery of Attention Deficit Disorder and the role that one drug in the amphetamine family—Ritalin—could play in treating it. Today’s most popular diet-assistance drugs differ little from the diet pills of years gone by, still speed at their core. And some of our most popular recreational drugs—including the "mellow" drug, Ecstasy—are also amphetamines. Whether we want to admit it or not, writes Rasmussen, we’re still a nation on speed.

Speed Mathematics

Speed Mathematics Author Bill Handley
ISBN-10 9781118302620
Year 2012-01-30
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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This new, revised edition of the bestselling Speed Mathematics features new chapters on memorising numbers and general information, calculating statistics and compound interest, square roots, logarithms and easy trig calculations. Written so anyone can understand, this book teaches simple strategies that will enable readers to make lightning-quick calculations. People who excel at mathematics use better strategies than the rest of us; they are not necessarily more intelligent. With Speed Mathematics you'll discover methods to make maths easy and fun. This book is perfect for students, parents, teachers and anyone who enjoys working with figures and even those who are terrified of numbers!

Language at the Speed of Sight

Language at the Speed of Sight Author Mark Seidenberg
ISBN-10 9780465080656
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Basic Books
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According to a leading cognitive scientist, we've been teaching reading wrong. The latest science reveals how we can do it right. In 2011, when an international survey reported that students in Shanghai dramatically outperformed American students in reading, math, and science, President Obama declared it a "Sputnik moment": a wake-up call about the dismal state of American education. Little has changed, however, since then: over half of our children still read at a basic level and few become highly proficient. Many American children and adults are not functionally literate, with serious consequences. Poor readers are more likely to drop out of the educational system and as adults are unable to fully participate in the workforce, adequately manage their own health care, or advance their children's education. In Language at the Speed of Sight, internationally renowned cognitive scientist Mark Seidenberg reveals the underexplored science of reading, which spans cognitive science, neurobiology, and linguistics. As Seidenberg shows, the disconnect between science and education is a major factor in America's chronic underachievement. How we teach reading places many children at risk of failure, discriminates against poorer kids, and discourages even those who could have become more successful readers. Children aren't taught basic print skills because educators cling to the disproved theory that good readers guess the words in texts, a strategy that encourages skimming instead of close reading. Interventions for children with reading disabilities are delayed because parents are mistakenly told their kids will catch up if they work harder. Learning to read is more difficult for children who speak a minority dialect in the home, but that is not reflected in classroom practices. By building on science's insights, we can improve how our children read, and take real steps toward solving the inequality that illiteracy breeds. Both an expert look at our relationship with the written word and a rousing call to action, Language at the Speed of Sight is essential for parents, educators, policy makers, and all others who want to understand why so many fail to read, and how to change that.

THE SPEED OF TIME

THE SPEED OF TIME Author SHARAD NALAWADE
ISBN-10 9789381576007
Year 2012-05-26
Pages 178
Language en
Publisher LEADSTART PUBLISHING PVT LTD
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The Speed of Time is the most unusual book on popular science that you will read. The world you live in is stranger than fictionÁK as you read this, you exist in other places at the same time. Do not regret having missed the chance to realize your dreams, for you may just have fulfilled it in another universe.. * Are the trillions of atoms that make you, nothing but vibrations in 10 dimensions? *Is it true that we are all connected with each other? *Can you go into the future to change the present? * Why do scientists and philosophers struggle with the concept of Time? * Can science explain consciousness through physics? * Is our fate driven by the underlying randomness in nature? * Is nature hiding the best kept secrets which can never be unravelled by humans? The Speed of Time approaches the most complex and esoteric theories of science in lucid, clear and simple language and in the style of a thriller, leaving you wanting moreÁK while addressing questions through the enigmatic theories in Physics such as Quantum Mechanics, EinsteinÁ?s Theory of Relativity, Time, Chaos, and much more. Just start reading and you will not put it down.

Bright Kids Who Can t Keep Up

Bright Kids Who Can t Keep Up Author Ellen Braaten
ISBN-10 9781462515882
Year 2014-07-14
Pages 207
Language en
Publisher Guilford Publications
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Do you find yourself constantly asking your child to "pick up the pace"? Does he or she seem to take longer than others to get stuff done--whether completing homework, responding when spoken to, or getting dressed and ready in the morning? Drs. Ellen Braaten and Brian Willoughby have worked with thousands of kids and teens who struggle with an area of cognitive functioning called "processing speed," and who are often mislabeled as lazy or unmotivated. Filled with vivid stories and examples, this crucial resource demystifies processing speed and shows how to help kids (ages 5 to 18) catch up in this key area of development. Helpful practical tools can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Learn how to obtain needed support at school, what to expect from a professional evaluation, and how you can make daily routines more efficient--while promoting your child's social and emotional well-being.

Soccer Speed

Soccer Speed Author Dick Bate
ISBN-10 9781450473613
Year 2014-09-06
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Human Kinetics
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Soccer Speed addresses all aspects of speed, including physical conditioning, tactical skills, and mental strategies, with 36 drills and small-sided games. Players will learn to retain and regain possession, change direction quickly, master one-touch passing and receiving, and employ strategies to unbalance the opposition.

Speed How Leaders Accelerate Successful Execution

Speed  How Leaders Accelerate Successful Execution Author Jack Zenger
ISBN-10 9781259837395
Year 2016-12-09
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher McGraw Hill Professional
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Seize the competitive advantage by building speed into your leadership DNA The rapid pace at which change occurs in business today is unprecedented. Speed has become a major source of competitive advantage. Leaders who act quickly and inspire others to do the same are the ones who ultimately win the day. But achieving increased levels of speed is not always easy. Culled from the data of one million 360-degree feedback assessments, Speed provides valuable insights into the qualities that make a leader successful and productive. Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman reveal eight essential leadership behaviors shown to improve performance and ultimately drive organizational effectiveness. The authors will help you assess the pace at which you work and determine how you stack up against others in their firm’s database. You’ll discover tactics for speeding up critical elements of your day and learn how you can use the eight companion behaviors—including innovation, develop courage, initiate action, and set stretch goals— to help you increase your speed.

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Molecular Biology of the Cell Author Bruce Alberts
ISBN-10 0824036956
Year 1989
Pages 1263
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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New edition of a text in which six researchers from leading institutions discuss what is known and what is yet to be understood in the field of cell biology. The material on molecular genetics has been revised and expanded so that it can be used as a stand-alone text. A new chapter covers pathogens, infection, and innate immunity. Topics include introduction to the cell, basic genetic mechanisms, methods, internal organization of the cell, and cells in their social context. The book contains color illustrations and charts; and the included CD-ROM contains dozens of video clips, animations, molecular structures, and high-resolution micrographs. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR.

Flash Boys A Wall Street Revolt

Flash Boys  A Wall Street Revolt Author Michael Lewis
ISBN-10 9780393244663
Year 2014-03-31
Pages 274
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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Argues that post-crisis Wall Street continues to be controlled by large banks and explains how a small, diverse group of Wall Street men have banded together to reform the financial markets.

Speed Of Dark

Speed Of Dark Author Elizabeth Moon
ISBN-10 9780748126804
Year 2010-12-02
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Lou is different to 'normal' people. He interacts with the world in a way they do not understand. He might not see the things they see, however, but he also sees many things they do not. Lou is autistic. One of his skills is an ability to find patterns in data: extraordinary, complex, beautiful patterns that not even the most powerful computers can comprehend. The technology company he works for has made considerable sums of money from Lou's work. But now they want Lou to change - to become 'normal' like themselves. And he must face the greatest challenge of his life. To understand the speed of dark. SPEED OF DARK is a powerful near-future science fiction thriller, the theme of which is both universal and intensely personal. It is dedicated to the author's own autistic son, and to other parents of autistic children, 'in the hope that they also find that delight in difference'.

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete Author Bruce Reider
ISBN-10 9781455737437
Year 2014-12-15
Pages 1680
Language en
Publisher Elsevier Health Sciences
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Prevent athletic injuries and promote optimal recovery with the evidence-based guidelines and protocols inside Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete! Practical, expert guidance; a templated, user-friendly format make this rehab reference ideal for any practitioner working with athletes! Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Apply targeted, evidence-based strategies for all internationally popular athletic activities, including those enjoyed by older adults. Ensure optimal care from injury prevention through follow up 2 years post injury. Make safe recommendations for non-chemical performance enhancement.