American Lawn Tennis

The Official Bulletin of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association ...

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What the Rest Think of the West

Since 600 AD

Author: Laura Nader

Publisher: University of California Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 472

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Over the past few centuries, as Western civilization has enjoyed an expansive and flexible geographic domain, Westerners have observed other cultures with little interest in a return gaze. In turn, these other civilizations have been similarly disinclined when they have held sway. Clearly, though, an external frame of reference outstrips introspection—we cannot see ourselves as others see us. Unprecedented in its scope, What the Rest Think of the West provides a rich historical look through the eyes of outsiders as they survey and scrutinize the politics, science, technology, religion, family practices, and gender roles of civilizations not their own. The book emphasizes the broader figurative meaning of looking west in the scope of history. Focusing on four civilizations—Islamic, Japanese, Chinese, and South Asian—Nader has collected observations made over centuries by scholars, diplomats, missionaries, travelers, merchants, and students reflecting upon their own “Wests.” These writings derive from a range of purposes and perspectives, such as the seventh-century Chinese Buddhist who goes west to India, the missionary from Baghdad who travels up the Volga in the tenth century and meets the Vikings, and the Egyptian imam who in 1826 is sent to Paris to study the French. The accounts variously express critique, adoration, admiration, and fear, and are sometimes humorous, occasionally disturbing, at times controversial, and always enlightening. With informative introductions to each of the selections, Laura Nader initiates conversations about the power of representational practices.

Tennis Shorts

Author: Glenn Liebman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 246

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Features quotations from and about such tennis legends as Arthur Ashe, Jimmy Connors, Chris Everet, Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf, Boris Becker, John McEnroe, and Pete Sampras

The road atlas '05.

Author: Rand McNally and Company

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Category: Reference

Page: 192

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Includes individual state and province maps showing mileages, recreational and historical sites, and trip-planning information, plus city maps and a place index.

Women Know Everything!

3,241 Quips, Quotes, & Brilliant Remarks

Author: Karen Weekes

Publisher: Quirk Books

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Category: Reference

Page: 480

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WIT AND WISDOM FROM A TO Z With more than 3,000 quotations on everything from fashion and feminism to men, marriage, friendship, history, technology, sports, and more, this massive compilation proves once and for all that women know everything! Each page offers wisdom, wit, and inspiration from a host of legendary women—from Jane Austen and Colette to Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Toni Morrison, Liz Phair, Ellen DeGeneres, and Naomi Klein. Here’s what they have to say about: Success “I still have my feet on the ground. I just wear better shoes.” —Oprah Winfrey Men and Women “Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backward and in high heels.” —Faith Whittlesey Being Single “I’ve never been married, but I tell people I’m divorced so they won’t think something’s wrong with me.” —Elayne Boosler Individuality “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” —Judy Garland Family “If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning ‘Good morning’ at total strangers.” —Maya Angelou Quotations “I always have a quotation for everything—it saves original thinking.” —Dorothy L. Sayers With contributions from writers, artists, celebrities, politicians, scientists, and legendary figures all over the world, Women Know Everything! offers addictive reading—and a superb reference—for women of all ages.

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Living in Sabbath Simplicity

Author: Keri Wyatt Kent

Publisher: Zondervan

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Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Keri Wyatt Kent invites readers to rediscover the ancient practice of Sabbath in this practical and accessible book. Kent’s experiences as a retreat leader and a journalist collide as she offers true, interview-based stories along with scripturally based advice and guidance on how to live in a rhythm of work and rest she calls “Sabbath simplicity.” Based on what Jesus taught about Sabbath and how he practiced it, Kent explores six aspects of Sabbath as Christian spiritual practice: resting, reconnecting, revising, pausing, playing, and praying. These are the antidote to our restlessness, isolation, and our hurried lives, workaholism, and self-absorption. Living a nonlegalistic, sanely paced, God-focused life leads us to freedom and grace, joy and connection. A group study guide is included, making this book an excellent choice for small groups.

The Tennis Player's Handbook

A Buyer's Guide and Service Directory

Author: Tennis Magazine Editors

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 318

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Tips for the tennis player on lessons, equipment, clothing, conditioning, avoiding injury, planning a tennis vacation, and choosing a tennis camp are offered

CAHPERD Journal Times

Author: California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

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Category: Dance

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Esquire

The Magazine for Men

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