A Most Beautiful Thing is the inspiring true story about the most unlikely band of brothers that form a family, and forever change a sport and their lives for the better.
Author: Arshay Cooper
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Now a documentary narrated by Common, produced by Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, and 9th Wonder, from filmmaker Mary Mazzio The moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago's West side who form the first all-black high school rowing team in the nation, and in doing so not only transform a sport, but their lives. Growing up on Chicago’s Westside in the 90’s, Arshay Cooper knows the harder side of life. The street corners are full of gangs, the hallways of his apartment complex are haunted by drug addicts he calls “zombies” with strung out arms, clutching at him as he passes by. His mother is a recovering addict, and his three siblings all sleep in a one room apartment, a small infantry against the war zone on the street below. Arshay keeps to himself, preferring to write poetry about the girl he has a crush on, and spends his school days in the home-ec kitchen dreaming of becoming a chef. And then one day as he’s walking out of school he notices a boat in the school lunchroom, and a poster that reads “Join the Crew Team”. Having no idea what the sport of crew is, Arshay decides to take a chance. This decision to join is one that will forever change his life, and those of his fellow teammates. As Arshay and his teammates begin to come together to learn how to row--many never having been in water before--the sport takes them from the mean streets of Chicago, to the hallowed halls of the Ivy League. But Arshay and his teammates face adversity at every turn, from racism, gang violence, and a sport that has never seen anyone like them before. A Most Beautiful Thing is the inspiring true story about the most unlikely band of brothers that form a family, and forever change a sport and their lives for the better.
Could this be the world's shortest poem? Quite possibly. I can't think how another
poem could be shorter. But shouldn't a very short poem have a very short title, too
? Quite possibly. Don't forget, however, that a very short poem leaves a heck of ...
Author: Micheal D Winterburn
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Accompany a long-suffering pound coin as it is thrust from one experience to another. Fly off into space to encounter a ravenous black hole monster. See what great grandma gets up to on her flashy double-decker mobility scooter. Travel with the perplexed nobleman Arvid as he urgently searches for the most beautiful thing in the world. Discover the fate of Bubblegum Billy who can’t stop blowing bubbles. Join the hunt for the fabled slithery slogbort. And many, many more adventures! Children will find fantasy and mystery, dialogues and limericks, historical and narrative poems, spoonerisms and moral issues, humour and nonsense, deeper life experiences and school matters. All complete with wonderfully fun illustrations!
Notes Towards a Very Gentle Introduction to the Mathematics of Relativity Peter
Collier. 6. More. on. curvature. The most beautiful thing we can experience is the
mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. ALBERT EINSTEIN ...
Author: Peter Collier
Publisher: Incomprehensible Books
A straightforward, enjoyable guide to the mathematics of Einstein's relativity To really understand Einstein's theory of relativity – one of the cornerstones of modern physics – you have to get to grips with the underlying mathematics. This self-study guide is aimed at the general reader who is motivated to tackle that not insignificant challenge. With a user-friendly style, clear step-by-step mathematical derivations, many fully solved problems and numerous diagrams, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to a fascinating but complex subject. For those with minimal mathematical background, the first chapter gives a crash course in foundation mathematics. The reader is then taken gently by the hand and guided through a wide range of fundamental topics, including Newtonian mechanics; the Lorentz transformations; tensor calculus; the Einstein field equations; the Schwarzschild solution (which gives a good approximation of the spacetime of our Solar System); simple black holes, relativistic cosmology and gravitational waves. Special relativity helps explain a huge range of non-gravitational physical phenomena and has some strangely counter-intuitive consequences. These include time dilation, length contraction, the relativity of simultaneity, mass-energy equivalence and an absolute speed limit. General relativity, the leading theory of gravity, is at the heart of our understanding of cosmology and black holes. "I must observe that the theory of relativity resembles a building consisting of two separate stories, the special theory and the general theory. The special theory, on which the general theory rests, applies to all physical phenomena with the exception of gravitation; the general theory provides the law of gravitation and its relations tothe other forces of nature." – Albert Einstein, 1919 Understand even the basics of Einstein's amazing theory and the world will never seem the same again. Contents: Preface Introduction 1 Foundation mathematics 2 Newtonian mechanics 3 Special relativity 4 Introducing the manifold 5 Scalars, vectors, one-forms and tensors 6 More on curvature 7 General relativity 8 The Newtonian limit 9 The Schwarzschild metric 10 Schwarzschild black holes 11 Cosmology 12 Gravitational waves Appendix: The Riemann curvature tensor Bibliography Acknowledgements January 2019. This third edition has been revised to make the material even more accessible to the enthusiastic general reader who seeks to understand the mathematics of relativity.
Three years later, we sang to thirty thousand people in an arena and traveled the
entire world together. Ten years later, we had our first daughter and our hearts
exploded with love. Fourteen years later, we sat in a hospital room singing to a ...
Author: Lisa Gungor
Lisa Gungor thought she knew her own story: small-town girl meets boy in college and they blissfully walk down the aisle into happily ever after. Their Christian faith was their lens and foundation for everything—their marriage, their music, their dreams for the future. But as their dreams began to come true, she began to wonder if her religion was really representative of the ‘good news’ she had been taught. She never expected the questions to lead as far as they did when her husband told her he no longer believed in God. The death of a friend, the unraveling of relationships and career, the loss of a worldview, and the birth of a baby girl with two heart defects all led Lisa to a tumultuous place; one of depression and despair. And it was there that her perspective on everything changed. The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen tells the story of what can happen when you dare to let go of what you think to be true; to shift the kaleidoscope and see new colors and dimension by way of broken pieces. Lisa’s eloquent, soul-stirring memoir brings you to a music stage before thousands of fans and a front porch where two people whisper words that scare them to the core. It is the story of how doubt can spark the beginning of deeper faith; how a baby born with a broken heart can bring love and healing to the hearts of many, and ultimately, how the hardest experience in life often ends up saving us.
Toward the end of each public event a group poem is constructed with the
audience and then dramatically recited. Gary constructs the poem from audience
responses to the question: “What is the most beautiful thing you ever saw?”
Author: John Zeisel
Category: Health & Fitness
A revolutionary new approach to Alzheimer’s care, focusing on a patient’s strengths to maintain connections with others and the world There currently is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease— though it can be treated. For the last fifteen years, John Zeisel, Ph.D. has spearheaded a movement to treat Alzheimer’s non-pharmacologically by focusing on the mind’s strengths. I’m Still Here is a guidebook to Dr. Zeisel’s treatment ideas, showing the possibility and benefits of connecting with an Alzheimer’s patient through their abilities that don’t diminish with time, such as understanding music, art, facial expressions, and touch. By harnessing these capacities, and by using other strategies, it’s possible to offer the person a quality life with connection to others and to the world. In March 2013, Dr. Zeisel and his work will be the focus of the program airing on public television stations entitled “Hopeful Aging,” bringing his life-changing ideas to a national audience.
The growth in this direction is calm and undisturbed water , we beheld a most
beautiful shown by these two typical papers . reflection of this sunset , and the
trees bordering the A boy of eight writes : “ The most beautiful thing I river .
Maria Novella , Desiderio constructed the marble sepulchre of the Beata Villana ,
* a work wherein there are certain little ... and dry , yet , as but few ' antiquities
had at that time been discovered , was then considered a very beautiful thing .
Author: Giorgio Vasari
I think it has been made plain, that there may be all these things, and yet nothing
more than the common influences of the ... in holiness; it is a most beautiful thing
in his eyes; and God's work, in savingly renewing and making holy and happy a ...
I ask him : " What's the most beautiful thing you know about horses ? " " The most
beautiful thing about horses , " he says , " is they always know their way home . ” "
Wow , " I say Maybe our dog , Holmes , is part horse . She always finds her way ...
Author: Richard Van Camp
Publisher: Children's Book Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
For use in schools and libraries only. On January's coldest day of the year in a small community in the Northwest Territories, a stranger to horses searches among family and friends for answers to an important question.
Very splendid are the their long slender bills ; and when one sees a colors often
on the inside of these coverings ... Worms and caterpillars are disgustiog
beautiful things even on the bottom of the to us , and yet in many of them there is
a great ...
Category: Society of Friends
They are such Things , as , taken either Way , neither serve much to alleviate a
very bad Cause , nor to aggravate what cannot be possibly made worse . C . HA
P . II . Alexandria , famous for Learning and Merchar .dize , but particularly for a ...
Author: John Toland
Dear, dear Francesca That fair-haired, bright-eyed thing in the Bird of Paradise
and the Turkish Simar with the ... Perhaps you haven't even heard about that
beautiful girl at Pentonville, daughter of a most respectable Dissenting clergyman
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
That fair - haired , bright - eyed thing in the Bird of Paradise and the Turkish
Simar with the love - bird on her finger , I ' m ... Perhaps you haven ' t even heard
about that beautiful girl at Pentonville , daughter of a most respectable Dissenting
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
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father had interposed in a most infamous manner to prevent the match . ... His
dressing - case seemed to Mary the most beautiful thing in creation when she
peeped shyly into his room , and saw the bright confusion of his table , where
Category: London (England)
WAGGLE's belief in his friend amounts to frantic adoration . “ What a genius he is
, if he would but apply himself ! ” he whispers to me . “ He could be anything Sir ,
but for his passions . His poems are the most beautiful things you ever saw .
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
As a result, I have combined two long threads of my life—music and writing—
together for this collection. “When you get music and words together,” pop singer
Bryan Ferry once noted, “that can be a very powerful thing,” and although the ...
Author: Melissa Morelli Lacroix
Publisher: University of Alberta
Lacroix’s poems connect readers to the physical and emotional struggles of Chopin, Schumann, and Debussy.
Perhaps the most famous and fascinating of lyric poets is Sappho, who worked
on the island of Lesbos in the late 7th ... say a troop of cavalry, or infantry, or a
fleet of ships is the most beautiful thing in all the world; but I say it is what one
Author: William Allan
Publisher: OUP Oxford
From popular histories through to reworkings of classical subject matter by contemporary poets, dramatists, and novelists, the classical world and the masterpieces of its literature continue to fascinate readers and audiences in a huge variety of media. In this Very Short Introduction, William Allan explores what the 'classics' are and why they continue to shape our Western concepts of literature. Presenting a range of material from both Greek and Latin literature, he illustrates the variety and sophistication of these works, and considers examples from all the major genres. Ideal for the general reader interested in works of classic literature, as well as students at A-Level and University, this is a lively and lucid guide to the major authors and literary forms of the ancient period. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
CHAPTER 1 . LEST in the minds of the world the above title may suggest the idea
of a Daughty , indiscreet , and totally ... had got me a complete outfit of the most
beautiful things ; and although I had a good stock of beauty to commence with ...
When I arrived where she was in the game, I immediately knew we needed to “be
”, so we sat. We sat quietly for a time just “being”, until words came. Then a most
beautiful thing happened, We had a vision. The vision was of the most beautiful ...
Author: Susan Wilson
In celebration of the uniqueness of the individual, Digital Soup Online is a collaboration of authors sharing their stories of the online world. It is a collection of works written by those primarily from the community known as Utopia Skye. Utopia Skye was founded in 2002 to become the meeting place for friends online who played various games and moved about life on their journeys. Today Utopia Skye remains the central hub for these people to share their stories, memories, friendships and love. Digital Soup Online is a celebration of life both on the Internet and offline in the real world. This work of art is dedicated to the memory of Jessie Smith, who for most people of Utopia Skye was an angel of love. It is in her memory that a portion of all proceeds from this book will be donated to the Lymphoma Research Foundation.
You are the most beautiful thing I ever looked on , but I will turn away from you
without a regret , for even after seeing you I still have left in me a loathing of the
black people you sprung from . It is innate . Most tempting of women , good night .