Author : Roland Smith
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release :2008-08-01
Total pages :256
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0547417179

The only thing you’ll find on the summit of Mount Everest is a divine view. The things that really matter lie far below. – Peak Marcello After fourteen-year-old Peak Marcello is arrested for scaling a New York City skyscraper, he's left with two choices: wither away in Juvenile Detention or go live with his long-lost father, who runs a climbing company in Thailand. But Peak quickly learns that his father's renewed interest in him has strings attached. Big strings. As owner of Peak Expeditions, he wants his son to be the youngest person to reach the Everest summit--and his motives are selfish at best. Even so, for a climbing addict like Peak, tackling Everest is the challenge of a lifetime. But it's also one that could cost him his life. Roland Smith has created an action-packed adventure about friendship, sacrifice, family, and the drive to take on Everest, despite the incredible risk. The story of Peak’s dangerous ascent—told in his own words—is suspenseful, immediate, and impossible to put down.

Author : Anders Ericsson,Robert Pool
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release :2016-04-05
Total pages :336
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780544456259

“This book is a breakthrough, a lyrical, powerful, science-based narrative that actually shows us how to get better (much better) at the things we care about.”—Seth Godin, author of Linchpin “Anyone who wants to get better at anything should read [Peak]. Rest assured that the book is not mere theory. Ericsson’s research focuses on the real world, and he explains in detail, with examples, how all of us can apply the principles of great performance in our work or in any other part of our lives.”—Fortune Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak distills three decades of myth-shattering research into a powerful learning strategy that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring new abilities. Whether you want to stand out at work, improve your athletic or musical performance, or help your child achieve academic goals, Ericsson’s revolutionary methods will show you how to improve at almost any skill that matters to you. “The science of excellence can be divided into two eras: before Ericsson and after Ericsson. His groundbreaking work, captured in this brilliantly useful book, provides us with a blueprint for achieving the most important and life-changing work possible: to become a little bit better each day.”—Dan Coyle, author of The Talent Code “Ericsson’s research has revolutionized how we think about human achievement. If everyone would take the lessons of this book to heart, it could truly change the world.”—Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein

Author : Michael Kolawole
Publisher : Newnes
Release :2002
Total pages :363
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0750657731

Preface. PART I: Essential Relational Functions; Understanding Radar Fundamentals; Antenna Physics and Radar Measurements; The Radar Equations; Antenna Arrays. PART II IONOSPHERE AND HF SKYWAVE RADAR: The Ionosphere and Its Effect on HF Skywave Propagation; Skywave radar. PART III PROBABILITY THEORY, DECISION THEORY AND SIGNAL PEAK DETECTION: Elements of probability theory and statistical concepts; Decision theory; Signal Peak Detection. PART IV: Parameter Estimation and Filtering; Tracking. Conclusion; Summary; References; Problems; Glossary of Terms; Index.

Author : K. Anders Ericsson
Publisher : Penguin
Release :2016-04-05
Total pages :304
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780143196464

For the first time in decades of groundbreaking research, the inventor of the 10,000-hour rule explains his techniques for developing mastery of any skill We live in a world full of people with extraordinary abilities. Consider what Roger Federer can do with a tennis ball, or Connor McDavid with a puck. There are chess grandmasters who can play several dozen different games simultaneously--while blindfolded--and a seemingly unending supply of young musical prodigies who would have astonished aficionados a century ago. We are dramatically better at just about everything than we were just a generation ago. We assume, though, that these peak performers are the lucky ones, the ones with a gift. That's only partly true. The fact is we are all lucky. We all have that gift. As Ericsson's whole career has shown, with the proper practice, we are all capable of extraordinary feats. On the surface, the techniques that chess players use to develop their skills seem quite different from the methods soccer players use to perfect their games, which in turn seem quite different from how pianists improve their playing. But at a deeper level, they are all variations on a single fundamental approach to learning, what Ericsson, a world-renowned researcher, has named "deliberate practice": a simple, yet powerful system for enhancing learning. This approach to expertise has the potential to revolutionize how we think about every sort of education and training. We are not limited by an endowment of natural talent. We create our own limits. Whether you want to step up your game at work or on the weekend, or help your kid achieve athletic or academic goals, Ericsson's revolutionary methods will show you how to master almost anything. From the Hardcover edition.

Author : Gerry Roach
Publisher : Fulcrum Publishing
Release :1998
Total pages :180
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1555914047

Located just south of Rocky Mountain National Park, this popular region is one of the most accessible hiking and climbing areas in the West. In this concise and fully up-to-date guidebook, Gerry Roach shares his firsthand knowledge and experience, offering readers a chance to explore some of Colorado's finest mountain trails. Photos & maps.

Author : Chip Conley
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release :2007-09-21
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0787988618

After fifteen years of rising to the pinnacle of the hospitality industry, Chip Conley's company was suddenly undercapitalized and overexposed in the post-dot.com, post-9/11 economy. For relief and inspiration, Conley, the CEO and founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, turned to psychologist Abraham Maslow's iconic Hierarchy of Needs. This book explores how Conley's company "the second largest boutique hotelier in the world" overcame the storm that hit the travel industry by applying Maslow's theory to what Conley identifies as the key Relationship Truths in business with Employees, Customers and Investors. Part memoir, part theory, and part application, the book tells of Joie de Vivre's remarkable transformation while providing real world examples from other companies and showing how readers can bring about similar changes in their work and personal lives. Conley explains how to understand the motivations of employees, customers, bosses, and investors, and use that understanding to foster better relationships and build an enduring and profitable corporate culture.

Author : Laurel Graefe
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release :2011-04
Total pages :14
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781437922592

For the past half-century, a debate has raged over when ¿peak oil¿ will occur ¿ the point at which output can no longer increase and production begins to level off or gradually decline. Determining how long the oil supply will last has become even more pressing because the world¿s energy supply still relies heavily on oil, and global energy demand is expected to rise steeply over the next twenty years. This article seeks to bring the peak oil debate into focus. The author provides definitions of frequently used terms, delineating types of reserves and conventional versus non-conventional resources. She also discusses how technological innovations, gov¿t. policies, and prices influence oil production. Illus. A print on demand report.

Author : Mick Winter
Publisher : Westsong Pub
Release :2006
Total pages :248
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780965900041

How you can help your family, neighborhood and community prepare for Peak Oil, climate change, and economic collapse and live a more sustainable, money-saving lifestyle. A practical handbook of ideas, suggestions, and book and Internet resources.

Author : Carol Colman,Earl Mindell
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release :2001-09-24
Total pages :272
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780743211529

You Can Be Stronger, Smarter, Sexier, and Healthier! ONE OF THE BESTSELLING NAMES IN VITAMINS, HERBS, AND SUPPLEMENTS, DR. EARL MINDELL TAKES ON THE HOTTEST CATEGORY IN NATURAL PRODUCTS: PERFORMANCE ENHANCERS THAT WILL MAKE YOU STRONGER, SMARTER, SEXIER, AND HEALTHIER. CONSUMERS ARE SPENDING MORE THAN 10 BILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY ON THESE PRODUCTS. BUT NOT ALL OF THEM WORK -- SOME ARE REALLY EFFECTIVE, SOME ARE DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS, AND SOME ARE A COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY. Earl Mindell's Peak Performance Bible will take the mystery out of performance enhancers, which are crowding out an earlier generation of vitamins and herbs in health-food stores around the country. These hot products include: The new cancer-fighting supplement that helps build bigger muscles The Asian aphrodisiac that can help you in the gym and in the bedroom The supplement that can enhance sexual function, sharpen your thinking, and help prevent disease The tea that fights cancer, cleans out your arteries, and can make you thinner The amino acid that can stave off mental exhaustion -- it's so effective it has been studied by the U.S. military! INCLUDING HIS TRADEMARK HOT HUNDRED, DR. MINDELL INCLUDES SPECIFIC CHAPTERS ON PRODUCTS DESIGNED TO HELP YOU BULK UP, SLIM DOWN, GAIN ENDURANCE, IMPROVE SEXUAL PERFORMANCE, AND MAINTAIN THE COMPETITIVE EDGE AT WORK. HE EVEN INCLUDES INFO FOR TEENS ON SAFE BUT EFFECTIVE WAYS TO BUILD UP STRENGTH.

Author : Steven Ungerleider
Publisher : Rodale
Release :2005-09-15
Total pages :258
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1594860289

Features suggestions and mind exercises to help athletes in many sports, including cycling, golf, running, swimming, tennis, and weightlifting.