Author: Kelly Regan Barnhill
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
"Describes the gross qualities of sweat, and how it works to benefit a person's health"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Lynn Nottage
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Category: Performing Arts
Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.
the story of the Fleshtones, America's garage band
Author: Joe Bonomo
Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Sweat is a bare-knuckled account of road-paving rock &roll played in the real world, where success measured over the long haul is redefined each and every hard-won morning. The Fleshtones' story is one of guts, perseverance, and an inspiring work ethic.
A Practical Plan for Keeping Your Heart Intact While Loving an Addict
Author: Denise Krochta
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
"Sweat." It took a lot of this sweat and time for the author to develop this plan to get her life back, to recover from being addicted to the addicts in her life. Millions of us know the chaos that occurs in the daily lives of those who love addicts and alcoholics. Do we know fear, frustration, anxiety, distraction, depression? These become our lives. Focus? What does that even mean? The author, who has had addicts in her life, most of her life, moved into crisis mode when she discovered that her teenage son was addicted to prescription drugs along with alcohol and street drugs. Hers is a story of discovery and recovery. The plan that worked for her, as she says "to get about 85% of my life back" is a simple plan. This plan is her contribution to hope, peace, and serenity for those who live in the midst of this chaos called addiction. Denise Krochta grew up duing the 50's and 60's on the East coast of the US. She has a BA degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, in foreign languages. After college, her career in International Business took her to places around the globe. Travelling, meeting and learning about people and their values and traditions, have since been an integral part of her life. Denise is married and has two grown sons. She and her husband live in Florida with their energetic boxer pup. www.denisekrochta.com
How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness
Author: Michelle Segar
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
Category: Health & Fitness
Selected as the #1 book in diet/exercise for 2015 by USA Best Book Awards. We start out with the best intentions. We're going to exercise more and get in shape! Then five days a week at the gym turns into two... then becomes none. We hit the snooze button and skip the morning run. We really do want to be healthy and fit, but we're over whelmed and overextended—and exercise feels like another chore to complete. Is it any wonder we don't stick with it? Behavior expert Michelle Segar has devoted her career to the science of motivation. In No Sweat, she reveals that while "better health" or "weight loss" sound like strong incentives, human beings are hardwired to choose immediate gratification over delayed benefits. In other words, we're not going to exercise unless it makes us happy right now. So what's the solution? To achieve lasting fitness, we have to change our minds—before we can change our bodies. In No Sweat, Segar shows us how. Translating twenty years of research on exercise and motivation into a simple four-point program, she helps readers broaden their definition of exercise, find pleasure in physical activity, and discover realistic ways to fit it into their lives. Activities we enjoy, we repeat—making this evidence-based system more sustainable in the long run than a regimen of intense workouts. Even if we don't sweat, we really benefit. The success of the clients Segar has coached testifies to the power of her program. Their stories punctuate the book, entertaining and emboldening readers to break the cycle of exercise failure once and for all. Complete with worksheets, tips, and techniques, getting in shape has never been so easy—or so much fun. Instructors can find the No Sweat Teaching and Discussion Guideon Michelle Segar’s Website: www.michellesegar.com/get-resources/
Author: Manfred Horstmanshoff,Helen King,Claus Zittel
Drawing on the methods of a wide range of academic disciplines, this volume shifts the focus of the history of the body, exploring the many different ways in which its physiology and its fluids were understood in pre-modern European thought.
The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made
Author: Jason Schreier
Category: Business & Economics
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Developing video games—hero's journey or fool's errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today's hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius. Exploring the artistic challenges, technical impossibilities, marketplace demands, and Donkey Kong-sized monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean—it's nothing short of miraculous. Taking some of the most popular, bestselling recent games, Schreier immerses readers in the hellfire of the development process, whether it's RPG studio Bioware's challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build Dragon Age: Inquisition; indie developer Eric Barone's single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG Stardew Valley from one man's vision into a multi-million-dollar franchise; or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create Destiny, a brand new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings—even as it nearly ripped their studio apart. Documenting the round-the-clock crunches, buggy-eyed burnout, and last-minute saves, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels is a journey through development hell—and ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable.
Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Now frequently anthologized, Zora Neale Hurston's short story "Sweat" was first published in Firell, a legendary literary magazine of the Harlem Renaissance, whose sole issue appeared in November 1926. Among contributions by Gwendolyn Bennett, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, and Wallace Thurman, "Sweat" stood out both for its artistic accomplishment and its exploration of rural Southern black life. In "Sweat" Hurston claimed the voice that animates her mature fiction, notably the 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God; the themes of marital conflict and the development of spiritual consciousness were introduced as well. "Sweat" exemplifies Hurston's lifelong concern with women's relation to language and the literary possibilities of black vernacular. This casebook for the story includes an introduction by the editor, a chronology of the author's life, the authoritative text of "Sweat," and a second story, "The Gilded Six-Bits." Published in 1932, this second story was written after Hurston had spent years conducting fieldwork in the Southern United States. The volume also includes Hurston's groundbreaking 1934 essay, "Characteristics of Negro Expression," and excerpts from her autobiography, Dust Tracks on a Road. An article by folklorist Roger Abrahams provides additional cultural contexts for the story, as do selected blues and spirituals. Critical commentary comes from Alice Walker, who led the recovery of Hurston's work in the 1970s, Robert Hemenway, Henry Louis Gates, Gayl Jones, John Lowe, Kathryn Seidel, and Mary Helen Washington.
On Dizziness ; And, On Fatigue
Three treatises on human physiology by Artistotle's pupil Theophrastus are newly edited and translated. A commentary accompanies each treatise, as do indices of words and subjects. Thre treatises relate to the medical and philosophical literature of the period.
Author: Jeff Sweat
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Category: Young Adult Fiction
A futuristic thriller that pits teens against teens. Jemma has spent her life scavenging tools and supplies in her tribe's small enclave outside what used to be a big city. Now she’s a teen, and old enough to become a Mama. Making babies is how her people survive—in Jemma’s world, life ends at age seventeen. Survival has eclipsed love ever since the Parents died of a mysterious plague. But Jemma’s connection to a boy named Apple is stronger than her duty as a Mama. Forced to leave, Jemma and Apple are joined in exile by a mysterious boy who claims to know what is causing them to die. The world is crumbling around them, and their time is running out. Life is short. Can they outlive it?
Author: Warwick Allen
"Hey Budgie, do you want to travel around south-east Asia with me?" "Sure!" One word. Just one. Even saying "I do" when getting married gives you the chance of bailing out halfway through your answer. No second chances here though, I was well and truly up the creek. And never mind the paddle, boys, I didn't even have a canoe! Without knowing which countries we were going to (not that it would have made much difference), I was about to embark on five months worth of pain, misery, excitement, enjoyment, extreme cold, extreme heat, jungles, mountains, deserts, elephants and camels. And complaining. LOTS of complaining! A constant stream of whining, moaning and whinging, performed almost exclusively by myself, and all carefully documented within SWEAT. Still, that's what being an ambassador for the western world is all about. Isn't it? Truly a 'once in a lifetime' experience!
Fashion, Free Trade, and the Rights of Garment Workers
Author: Andrew Ross
Category: Business & Economics
An expose of the clothing industry describes the recent efforts of the National Labor Committee to expose abuses in the treatment of garment workers, both here and overseas
Sweat and the Biology of Bliss
Author: Christopher Bergland
Category: Health & Fitness
Introduces a fitness program that blends positive psychology, neurobiological research, and behavior modification to transform the way people think and feel about exercise while incorporating cardiovascular workouts, strength training, stretching, nutrition, and sleep.
Sport and the Making of Modern Canada
Author: Colin D. Howell
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
A look at the contribution of sport to the making of the Canadian nation, focusing on the gradual transition from rural sporting practices to the emphasis on team sports that accompanied the industrial and urban transition.
Author: Tim Hansel
Publisher: W Publishing Group
Category: Christian life
Author Tim Hansel gives the keys (and the spiritual rationale) for personal peak performance, keys which are designed to help unlock the kingdom of God within you.
Reflections on Work and the Workplace in Classic Jewish Thought
Author: David J. Schnall
Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
This volume is a collection of essays dealing with the nature and value of work in Jewish thought. It tackles such issues as productivity, occupational safety, public employment and the right to organize, comparing the Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, and secular approaches. It also considers strictly Jewish issues such as the tension between material self-sufficiency vs. full-time study at public expense.
Great Football Rivalries of the Big Ten
Author: Todd Mishler
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
For pure spectacle, passion and tradition, nothing in sports beats a college football rivalry--and the Big Ten has some of the best. Whether it's Wisconsin and Minnesota renewing thier ancient battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe, or Ohio State and Michigan scrapping for conference dominance, you'll discover the history, ritual, and color of some of football's oldest and greatest blood feuds.
Author: Neal Bell
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Category: Performing Arts
THE STORY: Frustrated in her attempts to deal honestly with terminal patients, Dr. Alice Franklin is dismissed from one hospital and moves on to another, only to find herself faced once again with the same dilemma--a cancer patient who is held hosta
Interviews with Really Scary Musicians
Author: Thomas Wictor
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
"The book contains a full discography for each of the artists, and every interview - illustrated with striking, often candid photographs - includes an introduction and a postscript that together serve to recognize the artist's accomplishments and define his place in the current pop scene."--BOOK JACKET.