Movers & Fakers

Movers & Fakers

Author: Lisi Harrison

Publisher: Poppy

Published: 2010-04-06

Total Pages: 114

ISBN-13: 0316088552

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At OCD the losers are tormented. At Alpha Academy, they're sent home. Skye Hamilton has scored an invitation to the ultra-exclusive Alphas-only boarding school where beta is spelled LBR . What happens when the country's best, brightest, and hawtest begin clawing and scratching their way to the top?


No Vivaldi in the Garage

No Vivaldi in the Garage

Author: Sheldon Morgenstern

Publisher: UPNE

Published: 2005

Total Pages: 212

ISBN-13: 9781555536411

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In a work rich with colorful anecdotes about family, friends, and colleagues, Sheldon Morgenstern reflects on his childhood in Cleveland, Ohio, summers at the Brevard Music Festival, and years at Northwestern University. He recounts his experiences playing French horn in the Atlanta Symphony, studying conducting at the New England Conservatory, his long tenure as artistic director at the Eastern Music Festival at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and performances as guest conductor with dozens of orchestras around the world. Morgenstern scrutinizes the reasons behind the increasing mediocrity of classical music and the precarious financial state of professional symphony orchestras, many of which have already declared bankruptcy. He sharply criticizes the NEA, the Canada Council, and other arts councils and political groups for the elimination of music education in nearly all public schools. He is also highly critical of Yo-Yo Ma, Shlomo Mintz, Daniel Barenboim, and other superstars who command extraordinary fees for sometimes second-rate performances but do little to teach young artists or to support struggling companies and festivals. He concludes by calling for strong actions that will ensure the economic survival of the arts without sacrificing excellence in performance. Filled with vivid behind-the-scenes descriptions and highlighting such well-known figures as Leonard Bernstein, Glenn Gould, Wynton Marsalis, and others, No Vivaldi in the Garage offers a refreshingly candid insider's perspective on the classical music scene.


The Moving Picture Girls Snowbound

The Moving Picture Girls Snowbound

Author: Laura Lee Hope

Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand

Published: 2023-07-20

Total Pages: 118

ISBN-13:

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"The Moving Picture Girls Snowbound" by Laura Lee Hope continues the exciting journey of Ruth and Alice DeVere, two talented sisters who have found success in the world of silent films. In this installment, the DeVere sisters find themselves in a winter wonderland when they travel to a picturesque mountain town to film a winter-themed motion picture. The location is perfect for the film's setting, with snow-capped mountains and charming cabins providing a beautiful backdrop for their production. As they begin filming, Ruth and Alice immerse themselves in their roles and work closely with the film's cast and crew. The snowy landscape brings new challenges to the filmmaking process, but the girls are determined to create a captivating and authentic portrayal of the winter season. Amidst the joy of their work, the DeVere sisters also find time for fun and adventure. They explore the winter wonderland, engaging in snowball fights, ice skating, and sledding. Their experiences bring them closer to the local residents, and they form strong bonds with the people of the mountain town. However, their idyllic winter getaway takes an unexpected turn when a sudden snowstorm traps them in the mountain town. Cut off from the outside world, Ruth and Alice, along with the rest of the film crew, must rely on their resourcefulness and teamwork to navigate through the challenges brought on by the harsh weather conditions. As they await rescue and face uncertainties, the sisters draw strength from each other and the friendships they have made during their time in the town. The experience teaches them valuable lessons about resilience, adaptability, and the importance of cherishing the warmth of friendship and camaraderie in difficult times. "The Moving Picture Girls Snowbound" is a heartwarming and captivating story that celebrates the magic of winter, the beauty of nature, and the power of community. Laura Lee Hope skillfully weaves a tale of creativity, determination, and the joy of pursuing one's passion amidst unexpected obstacles. Readers will be swept away by the enchanting winter setting and the endearing characters who populate this charming tale. The book captures the spirit of adventure, the joy of discovery, and the strength of human connections in the face of adversity."


Heartbreakers and Fakers

Heartbreakers and Fakers

Author: Cameron Lund

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2022-02-01

Total Pages: 353

ISBN-13: 0593114965

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From the author of The Best Laid Plans comes another fresh voiced, hilarious rom-com perfect for fans of You Have a Match and The Rest of the Story. Penny Harris just ruined her life. As one of the most popular girls in school, she's used to being invited to every party, is dating the Jordan Parker, and can't wait to rule senior year with her best friend, Olivia. But when Penny wakes up on Jordan's lawn the morning after his first-day-of-summer bash, she knows something went horribly wrong the night before. She kissed Kai Tanaka. Kai, her longtime nemesis. Kai, Olivia's boyfriend. Penny can't figure out what could have inspired her to do it--she loves Jordan and she would never hurt Olivia--but one thing's for sure: freshly dumped, and out a best friend, the idyllic summer she pictured is over. And despite the fact that Jordan seems to be seeking comfort (and a whole lot more) in Olivia, all Penny can think about is winning him back. Kai wants to save his relationship too, so they come up with a plan: convince their friends that they really do have feelings for each other. After all, everyone forgives a good love story, and maybe seeing Penny and Kai together will make Jordan and Olivia change their minds. But as summer heats up, so does Penny and Kai's "relationship," and Penny starts to question whether she's truly faking it with Kai, if he's really as terrible as she always thought he was, and if the life she's fighting so hard to get back is the one she really wants.


Bipolar Sagacity Volume 3 (Integrity Versus Faithlessness)

Bipolar Sagacity Volume 3 (Integrity Versus Faithlessness)

Author: Thomas D. Sharts M.Ed

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Published: 2017-08-18

Total Pages: 249

ISBN-13: 1543439578

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Bipolar Sagacity Volume 3 continues on with the theme of the first book Bipolar Sagacity. It underscores the profound bipolar spiritual, psychological and social struggles a person of introspection experiences as he/she travels throughout the stages of the adult life cycle. This life, both past and present, witnesses to the fact that many people of astute perceptual skills, religious faith and intellectual knowledge live lives of great contradictions—those bipolar experiences that challenge the very essence of sanity. Yet in truth, the commentary in this book—whether ruminations, lamentations, exhortations, questions, sayings, or aphorisms—encapsulates what it means to be human as a cognizant and vibrant living adult, whether as celebrated through supplications, acknowledgment of thanks, discovered truths or founded wisdom, or by experiencing all the human fallibilities and negative perceptions associated with powerful emotional states such as confusion, fear, anger, jealousy, etc.


Spotting Fakers, lies, and illusions using elementary theories about the mind

Spotting Fakers, lies, and illusions using elementary theories about the mind

Author: Miklos Zoltan

Publisher: Clear Think Publishing

Published: 2013-10-14

Total Pages: 260

ISBN-13: 0991083504

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Our minds are more accurate than we might think. False information is the weak spot of our marvelous minds. It does not matter how precise a computer is, if we feed it false information (wrong data) the result of its computation will be incorrect. Similarly false information is the cause of most (if not all) human error. In this age, we have access to endless uncensored and unverified data, which contains significant quantities of false information. Unlike computers, our minds are highly trained to detect and filter out most of the false information but occasionally we accept some as true. The problem with false information is that once we accept it as true, we will think with it as true. Since we accepted it, we tend not to look at it again. The good news is that it is simple to find and handle false information once we know how. Every accepted false information, false assumption, illusion, and lie we handle gets us a step closer to our true potential. Every one of these is a hidden splinter in our mind therefore handling them is very rewarding. When accepted, even the smallest amount of false information is enough to cause us a great deal of trouble. This simple but in-depth exploration reveals why we accept some of the false information and how to give our “lie detector” a permanent turbo boost. The journey starts with Fakers who use lies, illusions, and deceit to get ahead in life instead of an honest exchange. They earned the spotlight because they intentionally spread large amounts of false information. The theories presented reveal the root cause of their actions as well as how to spot and deal with them. The casual writing style and everyday examples ensure easy understanding of these seemingly involved subjects. Prior education in the related fields is not required. It’s no fun to be exploited or betrayed. Life is much more fun when we can avoid such potential trouble. In addition, the introduced theories, methods, and practices can assist in solving persistent problems related to study, business, science, and more. Learning new skills can be time consuming and challenging even without the presence of false information. The increased ability to spot the fake and the false can positively affect our progress in life.


The Fakers

The Fakers

Author: Paul D. Meier

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group (MI)

Published: 1981

Total Pages: 188

ISBN-13: 9780801054358

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Trends in Packaging of Food, Beverages and Other Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

Trends in Packaging of Food, Beverages and Other Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)

Author: Neil Farmer

Publisher: Elsevier

Published: 2013-02-26

Total Pages: 344

ISBN-13: 0857098977

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Packaging plays an essential role in protecting and extending the shelf life of a wide range of foods, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods. There have been many key developments in packaging materials and technologies in recent years, and Trends in packaging of food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) provides a concise review of these developments and international market trends. Beginning with a concise introduction to the present status and trends in innovations in packaging for food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods, the book goes on to consider modified atmosphere packaging and other active packaging systems, including smart and intelligent packaging, and the role these play in augmenting and securing the consumer brand experience. Developments in plastic and bioplastic materials and recycling systems are then discussed, followed by innovations and trends in metal, paper and paperboard packaging. Further chapters review international environmental and sustainability regulatory and legislative frameworks, before the use of nanotechnology, smart and interactive packaging developments for enhanced communication at the packaging/user interface are explored. Finally, the book concludes by considering potential future trends in materials and technologies across the international packaging market. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Trends in packaging of food, beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) is an important reference tool, providing a practical overview of emerging packaging technologies and market trends for research and design professionals in the food and packaging industry, and academics working in this area. Introduces the present status, current trends and new innovations in the field whilst considering future trends in materials and technologies Considers modified atmosphere packaging and other active packaging systems including smart and intelligent packaging Discusses developments in plastic and bioplastic materials and recycling systems


Reel Nature

Reel Nature

Author: Gregg Mitman

Publisher: University of Washington Press

Published: 2012-09-01

Total Pages: 327

ISBN-13: 029580372X

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Winner of the History of Science Society's Watson Davis and Helen Miles Davis Prize in the History of Science. From the early exploits of Teddy Roosevelt in Africa to blockbuster films such as March of the Penguins, Gregg Mitman's Reel Nature reveals how changing values, scientific developments, and new technologies have come to shape American encounters with wildlife on and off the big screen. Whether crafted to elicit thrills or to educate audiences about the real-life drama of threatened wildlife, nature films then and now have had an enormous impact on how Americans see, think about, consume, and struggle to protect animals across the globe. For more information about the author go to: http://gmitman.com/