Defying Gravity

A Celebration of Late-Blooming Women

Author: Prill Boyle

Publisher: Emmis Books

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 576

Every day, regular women are accomplishing extraordinary things later in life. Prill Boyle gathered the encouraging stories of twelve daring and determined women who accomplished incredible things at an age when most people are beginning to wind down.

Defying Gravity

A Look at Life from a Higher Plane

Author: Ken Ibold

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 297

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When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.' —Leonardo DaVinci Everyone's been on an airplane. Sure. But the fact is, most people have never been flying. Author Ken Ibold has flown dozens of types of general aviation airplanes and has more than twenty-five years of experience in the field of general aviation. Defying Gravity: A look at life from a higher plane is a collection of essays written by a pilot, for pilots, but also for anyone who has dared cast an eye skyward at the drone of an overhead propeller. This is a journey into the pilot's mind. It decodes some of the secret handshakes, examines how pilots think as they seemingly defy gravity, and helps define the place in the world where private aviation lives.

Defying Gravity

Author: Jennifer Wynne Webber

Publisher: Coteau Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 361

View: 489

Finalist, Award for Publishing/Book of the Year/First Book Award; Saskatchewan Book Awards. Miranda, a thirty-something TV producer gets abandoned by her fiance on a mountaintop in Jasper. Rather than crawling back to Edmonton to pick up the pieces one more time, she drives to Vancouver with a mysterious young spiritual guide she meets, and comes back to the mountaintop with a new view of her life. Interwoven with this personal journey is an encounter with a disoriented young Rwandan refugee with a horrific story of his experience. As well, her travelling companion proposes a convergence of meanings between his native East Indian roots and his adopted Catholic faith. "Jennifer Webber is a bright witty new voice. Her talent, demonstrated in Defying Gravity, should bring pleasure to her readers for a long time to come."-Sharon Butala

Defying Gravity

The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, from Godspell to Wicked

Author: Carol de Giere

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 616

From his writing of Godspell's score at age 23 through the making of the megahit musical Wicked and beyond, Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, from Godspell to Wicked takes readers into the world of the legendary Broadway and film composer-lyricist. In this authorized biography, drawing from her interviews with Schwartz and his collaborators, author Carol de Giere focuses on the behind-the-scenes stories for Schwartz's hits and disappointing flops. Readers will find colorful anecdotes and insights for his licensed musicals Children of Eden, Pippin Working, and others. Defying Gravity also includes Hollywood stories, beginning with a new foreword by composer Alan Menken. This updated and revised second edition delves into Stephen Schwartz's creative process for the new stage musicals The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egypt, and other shows. It provides additional insights on Schwartz's early work with Leonard Bernstein and his more recent international work on Wicked. It offers additional “Creative Notes” – a popular feature of the first edition – with comments from Schwartz about overcoming creative blocks, collaboration, and the artistic life.

Defying Gravity

Land Divers, Roller Coasters, Gravity Bums, and the Human Obsession with Falling

Author: Garrett Soden

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 342

View: 286

A historical look at the concept of free-fall, from its origination by drunken British brawlers to the thrill seekers of today, describes how the sport has taken the world by storm, revealing the psychological significance of its performers, the future of the sport in the athletic forum, and the impact on our daredevil society through extreme sports and virtual reality technology. Originally published as Falling. Reprint.

Defying Gravity

Surviving Extreme Sports

Author: Sean Callery

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 408

Explains the laws of physics that make extreme sports possible.

Defying Gravity

The Hyperion Chronicles

Author: J.J. Fox

Publisher: Author House

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 996

What if I were to tell you that every day of your life you have lived a lie? If your every memory, experience, and interaction with the world around you was tainted by the fallacy, would you strive to learn the truth? Do you possess the inner fortitude to break the shackles that have imprisoned your mind? We can give you that power. We can show you the truth. Each day, we bask in the glory that was intended for all humanity. From Hyperion, the last free city, we endeavor to preserve the way of life of our common ancestors so that one day, those of you who have been lost might reawaken. Defying Gravity is the first installment in the journey of a young man from among you who chose to learn of the truth. The account details the triumphs and defeats necessary to cast off the bonds that had held him for sixteen years of life on Earth. Though some were resistant and all were uncertain, none could have predicted how his coming would forever change the course of humanity’s collective destiny. We invite you to share in his journey. If you lack the courage to challenge the assumptions of your reality, perhaps walking the footsteps of one who has come before you will inspire. As you will invariably come to learn in The Hyperion Chronicles, even the slightest shift in your perspective is a monumental victory for our cause.

Science Comics: Rockets

Defying Gravity

Author: Anne Drozd

Publisher: First Second

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 903

Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and many more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you! This volume: In Rockets we explore the 2,000 years that rockets have been in existence. We dive into Newton's Laws of Motion—learning all about gravity, force, acceleration, and the history of rockets made in the past and rockets to be made in the future!

Defying Gravity

Author: Jane Anderson

Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 72

View: 964

This free structured look at the 1986 Challenger disaster places the teacher who died with six others as they hurtled into space at the center of an exploration of our need to reach beyond ourselves and dare the universe. "Defying Gravity" artfully interweaves the past with the present and the lives of participants and bystanders, drawing parallels among painter Claude Monet's artistic quest, the zest of the teacher selected to the first civilian astronaut, the perspectives of her grieving daughter, the aspirations of elderly tourists who drive their Winnebago to Florida to watch the space shot and dream of hotels in space, the guilt felt by a NASA mechanic and his girl friend's fear of heights.

Defying Gravity

A Celebration of Late-Blooming Women

Author: Prill Boyle

Publisher: Clerisy Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 763

Every day, regular women are accomplishing extraordinary things later in life. Prill Boyle gathered the encouraging stories of twelve daring and determined women who accomplished incredible things at an age when most people are beginning to wind down.