Look at Life was a regular series of short documentary films produced between 1959 and 1969 by the Special Features Division of the Rank Organisation and screened in their Odeon and Gaumont cinemas – replacing the circuit’s newsreel, Universal News, which had become largely irrelevant with the advent of television news broadcasts. Marvellously concise and beautifully shot, these ‘slice of life’ colour featurettes – numbering over 500 episodes in total – presented cinemagoers with varied aspects of contemporary British life, and among the documentaries included here are several that vividly capture the vibrancy and optimism of the Swinging Sixties. Digitally restored from the original film elements, this release compiles 54 memorable films which offer a fascinating snapshot of transport in 1960s Britain, with many unseen since their first screening. Ticket to Tokyo [April 1959], Letting Off Steam [May 1959], New Roads for Old [May 1959], Flight on a Cushion [August 1959], Talking of Coaches... [August 1959], Alpine Rescue [October 1959], Shopping for a ‘Queen’ [October 1959], Sailing the Sky [November 1959], Driving Test [December 1959], Shape of a Ship [January 1960], Air Hostess [February 1960], Taxi! Taxi!! [March 1960], All Through the Night [April 1960], Over and Under [April 1960], Horse-power Riders [July 1960], Eyes of the Law [March 1962], Scooter Commuter [April 1962], Sea Horses [May 1962], So They All Hover Now [September 1962], The Village Sleeps Again [September 1962], Birdmen [January 1963], Draw the Fires [April 1963] , The Car Has Wings [June 1963], Vintage Models [June 1963], Pilot Aboard [July 1963], Where No Tide Flows [August 1963], High, Wide and Faster [November 1963], Oil Aboard [December 1963], Report on a River [December 1963], Europe Grows Together [December 1963], Turn of the Wheel [April 1964], City of the Air [May 1964], Behind the Ton-Up Boys [August 1964], Going Places Under Water [August 1964], Living with Cars [November 1964], Flying to Work [December 1964], The Spirit of Brooklands [February 1965], Weather Adviser [April 1965], What Price Safety? [May 1965] , Down in the Dumps [September 1965], Cats of the Sea [November 1965], Breaking the Ice [March 1966], Skimming Through the Sixties [December 1966] The Big Take-Off [December 1966] Lighter Than Air [March 1967] Just an Accident [May 1967] Scrambling for It [May 1967] The Straits of Dover [June 1967] Where Do You Leave the Boat? [August 1967] Pushing the Bike [October 1967] Playing Trains [December 1967] The City’s For Living In [September 1968] All in a Day’s Work [March 1969] A Load of Pheasants [March 1969]
The audiobook covers the four main methods used today, including skimming, meta-guiding, peripheral vision (chunking), and rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP). You also get a review of 14 software apps available online. The audiobook is unbiased and provides you with both the pros and cons of this controversial subject.This audiobook is an unbiased, comprehensive review of the current methods and modes of speed-reading. The author introduces the subject in a stepwise and easy-to-understand manner that includes a brief history of the subject and a review of the reading process as a neurological activity.Improve reading speedDiscover the greatest speed-reading methods in the worldPractice with effective, time-tested exercisesDiscover the “short” history of readingLearn the pros and cons of speed-readingGet a review of the best 14 software apps available online 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kent Bates. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/140013/bk_acx0_140013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
T had one mission in life: keep her friend Tracey from getting into too much trouble. Fine job she did, though. First they start running drugs for a local dealer, and then they start skimming off the top, thinking he won’t notice. But Junior does notice, and now, they’re on the run and hiding out in a very dark place. This familiar three-story structure has seen more death than life, and now, the Lonely Man lurks there, looking for someone to keep him company across the long, dark nights. Problems and Bigger Ones, the latest Angel Hill short, is a brutal, unforgiving story about love, devotion, and loss when two best friends find themselves in an inescapable situation and every turn leads to one more dead end. Trapped in this house, trapped in this town, trapped in their very lives, T and Tracy were just looking for a way out. But with Junior and the Lonely Man both on their trail, escape is looking less and less likely. If Nine Inch Nails provides the soundtrack to your life or you just like that sense of hopeless doom in everything, Problems and Bigger Ones is for you. Click to buy now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Fossa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145285/bk_acx0_145285_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you want to learn how to draw with charcoal, then get the How to Draw with Charcoal guide. How to Draw with Charcoal is a step-by-step manual on how to use charcoal as an art medium. This book covers several ways to use charcoal in different art genres. It will show you how to produce artwork of different styles, including portrait and illustration, and how to work on a caricature. All of this is shown in a step-by-step instructional manner so anyone can pick it up. The book is written in a very understandable and "direct, to the point" approach, so you can easily pick up tips even just by skimming the book, but much better is to listen to the entire contents and learn to draw in a short period of time. This informative book is also a brief guide for those artists who wish to explore charcoal drawing, and is even advisable for those who are just starting from scratch. It will teach you the "dos and don'ts" of drawing with charcoal, and what's best is that this guide fits art styles of many kinds. In here you will see how a simple framework sketch evolves into a drawing with shading right on up to realistic detailing. It shows you in detail how to apply patterns and what the proper process is to produce the exquisite type of drawing charcoal can achieve. Get it now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matyas J.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075709/bk_acx0_075709_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This two-audiobook bundle includes:Accelerated Learning: Proven Advanced Strategies for Effective Memorization, Better Organization, and Unbreakable ConcentrationSpeed Reading: How to Read Faster with Skillful ComprehensionThe speed-reading audiobook covers the four main methods used today, including skimming, meta guiding, peripheral vision (chunking), and rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP). You also get a review of 14 software apps available online. The audiobook is unbiased and provides you with both the pros and cons of this controversial subject.If you follow the instructions in these step-by-step guides, you will:Improve reading speed and comprehensionDiscover the greatest speed-reading methods in the worldPractice with effective, time-tested exercisesDiscover the “short” history of readingLearn the pros and cons of speed-readingGet a review of the best 14 software apps available onlineThis audiobook also is about accelerated learning. The concept, the methods, and the advantages of accelerated learning are all presented and discussed with an additional review of some of the apps that train and practice various accelerated-learning techniques available online.In this audiobook, you will find:What accelerated learning isThe six methods used in learningAn advanced mind-mapping techniqueWhat memory hooks are and how to use them in real lifeHow to take notesHow to adapt accelerated learning for everyday useA review of leading brain-improvement apps and learning aids available onlineThrough accelerated learning, you will learn to enjoy studying, finding expression in obtaining new skills and knowledge, and being able to apply them in everyday life to advance your enjoyment, your career, and to help others improve their understand 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Anderson-Payne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139204/bk_acx0_139204_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A powered parachute (motorized parachute, PPC, paraplane) is a parachute with motor and wheels. The aircraft's airspeed is typically about 25 35 mph (40 60 km/h). PPCs operate safely at heights ranging from a few feet off the ground (while ground skimming, a popular use of the aircraft) to altitudes as high as 18,000+ feet (5.5 km). But typical operating heights are between 500 and 1500 feet (150 500 meters). Equipped with the standard 5 or 10 gallon fuel tank, PPCs can typically be flown for about three hours. They have very short take-off and landing rolls, sometimes less than 100 ft (30 m). PPCs are among the least expensive aerial vehicles. A new one-person powered parachute may cost as little as $5,000, though double seaters more typically cost about $10,000.
&#8220;A trenchant opus about surviving the fires of life. . .a wonderful, mulitlayered work. Marvelous.&#8221; --San Francisco Chronicle &#8220;Her prose . . . is masterly, at times nearly overwhelming in its descriptive power. . . . The world--and not just the world of literature--owes Maxine Hong Kingston a huge debt of gratitude.&#8221; &#8212; The Washington Post Book World &#8220;Gorgeous. . . . [A] work of love and power&#8211;straight from Kingston&#8217;s brilliant and passionate heart&#8211;and her vision of peace is undeniable. You have to see it, too.&#8221;&#8211; Minneapolis Star-Tribune &#8220;A moving testament to Kingston's determination and compassion, and a document of how one can survive pain, loss and the burden of history.&#8221; &#8212; San Jose Mercury News &#8220;A strange, scarred thing, pieced together from fragments, smelling of smoke and anguish. Its power lies in its pain.&#8221; -- The New York Times Book Review &#8220;Rich in empathy and moral conviction. . . . Kingston is . . . an exuberant storyteller.&#8221; -- The New Yorker &#8220;Astonishing. . . . Part fiction and part autobiography, revery, prophecy, and how to manual. . . . Wherever we are in this fifth book . . . Kingston is a lotus, a flowering of divine intellect, and a bodhisattva, sticking around, one birth short of nirvana, to ease our suffering.&#8221; &#8212; Harper&#8217;s Magazine &#8220;A sharp, aching account. . . . [It] captivates . . . because of the splashy urgency of its writing.&#8221;&#8211; Los Angeles Times Book Review &#8220;Kaleidoscopic . . . Mesmerizing. . . . Employing language that is a lush and vibrant lure skimming the still lake of our collective experience as Americans who have attended far too many wars in far too few years, Kingston reels in the big questions . . . and displays them with both authority and care. The Fifth Book of Peace is a big book, chock full of real, not self, importance.&#8221; -- The Baltimore Sun &#8220;Powerful. . . . Kingston&#8217;s elegant arc from the person to the global constitutes a profound act of humility and compassion.&#8221; &#8212; Pittsburg Post-Gazette &#8220;I loved it&#8211;I couldn&#8217;t stop reading it. Maxine Hong Kingston is one of our best writers. The Fifth Book of Peace has the generosity of spirit and the luminous prose we so urgently need in this time of war after war.&#8221; &#8212;Leslie Marmon Silko &#8220;A passionate plea that draws on U.S. history and Buddhist wisdom to argue for an all-inclusive and peaceful world.&#8221;&#8211; People Magazine &#8220;Moving. . . . A richly various extended meditation on peace. . . . The lesson embodied in The Fifth Book of Peace could not be more timely.&#8221; &#8212; Boston Globe &#8220;An amazing testament to the existence of peace, even in the midst of war. The book is a communal effort, beautifully orchestrated by Hong Kingston and pieced together with open eyes. She doesn&#8217;t romanticize, doesn&#8217;t ignore the failures of past peace movements, but bravely searches for new possibilities.&#8221; --Rocky Mountain News &#8220;Beautifully rendered. . . . Intelligent and poetic. . . . Kingston gives readers entr?e into something powerful.&#8221; --Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel &#8220;Dense, complex, urgent. . . . Kingston is interested here in the process of telling stories to come to a happy ending.&#8221; -- Newsday &#8220;Immediately striking about The Fifth Book of Peace is the uncanniness with which it nails the anxiety of this nation. . . . Kingston&#8217;s stories and practices&#8211;and particularly her characters, both real and imagined&#8211;have a refreshing authenticity.&#8221; &#8212; The Oregonian &#8220;Intense, often moving. . . . [Kingston] lays down layers of meaning, deftly weaving symbolism and imagery.&#8221; -- The Miami Herald &#8220;An arresting tour de force. . . . This is surely a better book than the one [Kingston] lost.&#8221; &#8212
The markets have evolved at breakneck speed during the past decade, and change has accelerated dramatically since 2007's disastrous regulatory 'reforms.' An unrelenting focus on technology, hyper-short-term trading, speed, and volume has eclipsed sanity: markets have been hijacked by high-powered interests at the expense of investors and the entire capital-raising process. A small consortium of players is making billions by skimming and scalping unaware investors -- and, in so doing, they've transformed our markets from the world's envy into a barren wasteland of terror. Since these events began, Themis Trading's Joe Saluzzi and Sal Arnuk have offered an unwavering voice of reasoned dissent. Their small brokerage has stood up against the hijackers in every venue: their daily writings are now followed by investors, regulators, the media, and 'Main Street' investors worldwide. Saluzzi and Arnuk don't take prisoners! Now, in Broken Markets, they explain how all this happened, who did it, what it means, and what's coming next. You'll understand the true implications of events ranging from the crash of 1987 to the 'Flash Crash' -- and discover what it all means to you and your future. Warning: you will get angry (if you aren't already). But you'll know exactly why you're angry, who you're angry at, and what needs to be done!
For anyone who has tried to unscramble the plot of Mozart's The Magic Flute by skimming through an incomprehensible synopsis in a rapidly darkening hall, this compact, well-written, well-designed collection of stories of the great operas will be a boon. The book, published jointly by the Metropolitan Opera Guild and W. W. Norton, contains the plots of 150 of the world's most popular operas; there are also short, informative biographies of each of the 72 composers represented, and historical background material pertinent to each work. For those of who have enjoyed the The Metropolitan Opera Stories of the Great Operas, the highly successful companion to this volume, Guide to Recorded Opera, allows the music lover the luxury of choosing a particular recording of a favorite work on the basis of description and recommendation by a well-informed expert. 'How would you compare the Callas and Tebaldi Toscas?' 'Is there a good recording of Boris Godunov available on CDs?' 'Did Joan Sutherland ever record Micaela?' These and hundreds of other questions are answered in this Guide, in which a corps of experienced music critics and discophiles evaluate all the complete recordings of 150 operas by 71 composers.