Smoke and Mirrors

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Publisher: Foxrock Books

ISBN: 0951436872

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Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors takes you on a journey of self-reflection through the mind of a teenage DJ as she navigates her way through a smoky haze of music, drugs and partying.

Author: Trishina

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1649517424

Category: Fiction

Page: 88

View: 233

Smoke and Mirrors takes you on a journey of self-reflection through the mind of a teenage DJ as she navigates her way through a smoky haze of music, drugs and partying. To the outside world, she appears to be a 19-year-old having the time of her life. But on the inside, she’s battling hurdles that most people wouldn’t experience in a lifetime. She’s eventually forced to look in the mirror, past the thick smog of the illusion, and ask, “Who am I when the smoke clears?”

Muscle Smoke and Mirrors

Author: Randy Roach

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467038407

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 728

View: 882

The research for this extensive, two volume project. represents a comprehensive effort to establish a complete context from which the sport of bodybuilding arose. "Muscle, Smoke and Mirrors" is the rise and fall of what was truly once an extraordinary discipline associated with a term known as "Physical Culture." Experience what bodybuilding was originally and learn just exactly what "Physical Culture" really is. See what growing philanthropic power flexed its financial and political muscles to foster its corporate agenda, compromising human health internationally. Read how the merger of technology and politics culminated in the industrialization, commercialization, federalization, internationalization and finally the STERILIZATION of a nation's food supply, rendering it suspect not only to the general public; but also to the most elite of athletes. Whether you are a novice, an elite bodybuilder or simply sports-nutrition minded, learn how the emerging forces of the Iron Game evolved. Ultimately, the factions of this industry would grow powerful and manipulative while fighting for control over the Game. It took the running of several parallel histories on bodybuilding, nutrition, supplements and the role of drugs to offer a complete, first-time unraveling of the web of confusion and politics that still permeates the sport into the 21st century! Volume I of "Muscle, Smoke and Mirrors" is truly the untold stories surrounding "Bodybuilding's Amazing Nutritional Origins."

Smoke and Mirrors

Andrea says she is there to "help" him, but before the story ends, Simon discovers that it is he who needs to help Andrea, not the other way around.

Author: Lesley Choyce

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1770701842

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 200

View: 552

Short-listed for the 2005 CLA Young Adult Canadian Book Award Sixteen-year-old Simon has always been considered odd. Three years ago, a skateboarding accident caused some minor brain damage and made him a little stranger. His career-driven parents mostly leave him alone, and he spends much of his time living in his imagination. When Andrea, whom no one else can see, appears to Simon in class, he is fascinated by her and strikes up a friendship, even though he knows she may be pure hallucination - he’s had imaginary friends before. Andrea says she is there to "help" him, but before the story ends, Simon discovers that it is he who needs to help Andrea, not the other way around.

Smoke and Mirrors

Argues that despite increasing levels of government action, illicit drugs are more readily available than ever, and analyzes the failure of our drug policy

Author: Dan Baum

Publisher: Little Brown

ISBN: 9780316084123

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

View: 618

Argues that despite increasing levels of government action, illicit drugs are more readily available than ever, and analyzes the failure of our drug policy

Beyond Smoke and Mirrors

Argues that U.S. immigration policies that were enacted between 1986 and 1996 are harmful to the interests of both the United States and Mexico.

Author: Douglas S. Massey

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 9780871545909

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

View: 310

Argues that U.S. immigration policies that were enacted between 1986 and 1996 are harmful to the interests of both the United States and Mexico.

Smoke and Mirrors

But this volume is not wholly devoted to combating Rorty and others who blow smoke in our eyes; the second half is concerned with arguing that there are some amazing ways in which science mirrors the world.

Author: James Robert Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134873573

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

View: 604

Realism is an enlightening story, a tale which enriches our experience and makes it more intelligible. Yet this wonderful picture of humanity's best efforts at knowledge has been badly bruised by numerous critics. James Robert Brown in Smoke and Mirrors fights back against figures such as Richard Rorty, Bruno Latour, Michael Ruse and Hilary Putnam who have attacked realist accounts of science. But this volume is not wholly devoted to combating Rorty and others who blow smoke in our eyes; the second half is concerned with arguing that there are some amazing ways in which science mirrors the world. The role of abstraction, abstract objects and a priori ways of getting at reality are all explored in showing how science reflects reality. Smoke and Mirrors is a defence of science and knowledge in general as well as a defence of a particular way of understanding science. It is of interest to all those who wish or need to know how science works.

Smoke and Mirrors

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Publisher: Human Rights Watch

ISBN:

Category: Colombia

Page: 64

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Smoke and Mirrors

When Tony and his TV crew find themselves shooting in an actual haunted house, all hell threatens to break loose.

Author: Tanya Huff

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101573120

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 670

When Tony and his TV crew find themselves shooting in an actual haunted house, all hell threatens to break loose. Locked into the house overnight, can Tony keep the diabolical controling spirit from turning the crew against one another in an orgy of blood?

Smoke and Mirrors

This book exposes secret societies and elite oligarchies and truly "connects the dots" of history with astonishing and shocking, yet truly believable, conclusions.

Author: S. Jason Cunningham

Publisher: Ifcg, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780578102511

Category: Conspiracy theories

Page: 252

View: 312

Smoke and Mirrors is a fast-paced journey through history revealing the secrets that have been hidden behind a web of lies and deceit over the last 2,000 years. A nonfiction book from an emerging author and international expert unveils the hidden reasons behind the U.S. Federal Reserve bank bailouts between 2007 - 2010, as well as dramatic details concerning major historical events impacting lives today. Author S. Jason Cunningham takes the reader on a fast paced journey through history exposing alternate theories, based on historical fact, revealing hidden secrets and ultimately exposing a matrix of deceit leading our world towards a future world war. The author taps into her 18-year career in high-profile international relations, business and conflict resolution within the Middle East and North Africa region exposing inside information to reveal the truths that are hidden behind the smoke and mirrors. Discover fact from fiction concerning some of the most profound events in mankind's history and set your soul free. Smoke and Mirrors takes you back into the past millenniums of history up to present day, and encourages us to re-examine our most firmly held social, economic, political and religious beliefs. This book exposes secret societies and elite oligarchies and truly "connects the dots" of history with astonishing and shocking, yet truly believable, conclusions. From Julius Caesar to John F. Kennedy to the Rothschild dynasty - from the Roman Empire to the Holy Roman Catholic Church to the NATO alliance - from Nero's devaluation of the Roman Denarius to FDR's mandate that all Americans turn in their gold to the 16 Trillion U.S. Dollars in recent bank bailouts by the Federal Reserve Bank - from the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to the assassination of Lincoln to the murder of Muammar Gaddafi, Smoke and Mirrors lays the historical ground work, does the analysis, and then reveals the shocking truths so long hidden by powerful people and their story tellers throughout history.

Smoke and Mirrors

A history of the politics of air pollution.

Author: E. Melanie Dupuis

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814719619

Category: Law

Page: 360

View: 503

From the sixteenth to early-nineteenth century, four times more Africans than Europeans crossed the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas. While this forced migration stripped slaves of their liberty, it failed to destroy many of their cultural practices, which came with Africans to the New World. In Working the Diaspora, Frederick Knight examines work cultures on both sides of the Atlantic, from West and West Central Africa to British North America and the Caribbean. Knight demonstrates that the knowledge that Africans carried across the Atlantic shaped Anglo-American agricultural development and made particularly important contributions to cotton, indigo, tobacco, and staple food cultivation. The book also compellingly argues that the work experience of slaves shaped their views of the natural world. Broad in scope, clearly written, and at the center of current scholarly debates, Working the Diaspora challenges readers to alter their conceptual frameworks about Africans by looking at them as workers who, through the course of the Atlantic slave trade and plantation labor, shaped the development of the Americas in significant ways.

Smoke and Mirrors

Author: Jane Lindskold

Publisher: Obsidian Tiger Inc

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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Smoke Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors: The Canadian tobacco war

Author: Rob Cunningham

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 9780889367555

Category: Medical

Page: 361

View: 659

Smoke and Mirrors: The Canadian tobacco war

Smoke and Mirrors

A car is a vehicle not just for transport but for our hopes, desires and dreams. In Smoke and Mirrors, a selection of world-renowned and up-and-coming photographers come together to pay tribute to the car.

Author: Hoxton Mini Press

Publisher: Particular Books

ISBN: 9781846149443

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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Car photography often evokes the same recycled tropes. Predictably slick, hi-spec images on the front pages of glossy magazines, or huge blow-ups on giant billboards which have one designed aim: to sell a lifestyle. But our relationship to cars is so much more meaningful than these images might suggest. Like the camera, the car has changed the way we explore the world. With cars came road trips, and with road trips came some of the most important photographic documentaries of our time. A car is a vehicle not just for transport but for our hopes, desires, and even values. In Really Good Car Photography, a selection of world-renowned and up-and-coming photographers come together to pay tribute to the car from the 60s to the present day. From images of lonely car parks and cars 'sleeping' at night under tarpaulins, moody shots from New York City in the 70s to witty close-ups of badly-repaired cars and painterly landscapes shot through wet windscreens, these photographs display cars at their most playful, introspective and meaningful, reminding us that there is more to them than just metal and machinery - for cars are emotionally intertwined with the lives we live.Moving away from the one-dimensional imagery that has become synonymous with car photography and offering a selection of penetrating, unusual and poignant pictures in return, Really Good Car Photography is an utterly iconoclastic look at cars that reinvents what is possible for the genre.

Smoke and Mirrors

Ever Chace is a Valkyrie, but not just any Valkyrie--she's a Valkyrie queen in the making.

Author: Susan Harris

Publisher: Ever Chace Chronicles

ISBN: 9781634222594

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Ever Chace is a Valkyrie, but not just any Valkyrie--she's a Valkyrie queen in the making. Torn between the past and present, love and obligation, Ever is terrified of saying the words that would break the curse she is bound to. Pushing Derek away hasn't simplified things; it has only made her miserable. With her father waking, and her and Derek's lives on the line, can she really shy away from who and what she is becoming? How long can Ever keep her past lives a secret? Pushing thoughts of his mate aside, Derek tries to focus on the task at hand--tracking down a monster that leaves nothing but a husk behind. But Ever is never truly off his mind, even as two of his own become targets of the unsub. Can he set his personal distractions aside to keep his team alive?

Smoke and Mirrors

Written by dependency counselor Dorothy Marie England, a recovering dependency sufferer herself, Smoke and Mirrors exposes the unreal world in which the dependent person lives and the tricks used to deceive self and others.

Author: Dorothy Marie England

Publisher: Forward Movement

ISBN: 9780880281669

Category: Addicts

Page: 112

View: 609

Written by dependency counselor Dorothy Marie England, a recovering dependency sufferer herself, Smoke and Mirrors exposes the unreal world in which the dependent person lives and the tricks used to deceive self and others. Drawing from the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous, Mrs. England completes the circle of addiction recovery by clearly establishing the importance one's relationship with God plays in a full and freeing recovery. An important book for any leader and for those who deal with dependency in their friends and family.

Smoke Mirrors

Hype can be combated and discounted, though, if you're able to see exactly where, how and why it is being deployed. This book is your guide to doing just that.

Author: Gemma Milne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472143655

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 651

'Stop following the news until you've read Gemma Milne's persuasive analysis of the hype and bullshit that distort our understanding of emerging science. As she shows, the starting point to grasping the genuine opportunities of AI, life sciences and climate tech is a healthy dose of critical thinking' David Rowan, founding editor of WIRED UK and author of Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World's Smartest Minds 'Couldn't be more timely. Fascinating and vitally important' Jamie Bartlett, author of The People Vs Tech 'A much-needed blast of fresh air! Gemma Milne expertly shows us how to separate the truth from the hype surrounding the emerging techs of today, and those of the near-tomorrow' Lewis Dartnell, author of Origins: How the Earth Made Us 'I loved this book! This is exactly the sort of sceptical, cut-through-the crap-but-still-excited-about-what's-emerging book around tech innovation that's sorely needed, yet is so hard to find . . . essential reading for anyone who's serious about how real-world advances might be effectively harnessed to build a better future' Dr Andrew Maynard, scientist and author of Films from the Future and Future Rising '[A] vital contribution in a world where technological progress promises so much, but too often disappoints. If, like me, you believe that advances in science and technology are our best hope for solving the grand challenges of our times, this book is the indispensable guide to avoiding the mirages and the charlatans along the way' Matt Clifford, co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First 'A refreshingly grown-up, clear-headed look at the interaction between science, technology and the media - readable without being dumbed down, acknowledging complexities without being heavy' Tom Chivers, author of The AI Does Not Hate You 'ROBOTS WILL STEAL YOUR JOB!' 'AI WILL REVOLUTIONISE FARMING!' 'GENETIC EDITING WILL CURE CANCER!' Bombastic headlines about science and technology are nothing new. To cut through the constant stream of information and misinformation on social media, or grab the attention of investors, or convince governments to take notice, strident headlines or bold claims seem necessary to give complex, nuanced information some wow factor. But hype has a dark side, too. It can mislead. It can distract. It can blinker us from seeing what is actually going on. From AI, quantum computing and brain implants, to cancer drugs, future foods and fusion energy, science and technology journalist Gemma Milne reveals hype to be responsible for fundamentally misdirecting or even derailing crucial progress. Hype can be combated and discounted, though, if you're able to see exactly where, how and why it is being deployed. This book is your guide to doing just that.

Smoke and Mirrors

Many of our countryOs children face daily a threat to their personal safety and well-being.

Author: Stephanie Urso Spina

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847695614

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Jacksonville, FL, USMC Facility, Time: 0643Each figure stood in the morning's darkness frozen and silhouetted by the defused rays of early sunlight, each man looked at the same distant point. Stricken into silence, Mitchell's eyes widened and unconsciously he wet his pants while stark fear covered each of the other's faces. While the terrified man evacuated, the surrounding figures took in the panoramic and held their breaths when seeing in the distance, outlined in Jacksonville's sky, a mushroom cloud.This is the day's beginning for a group of military and civilians finding after the horrific event, in order to survive they must learn to fight through the devastation now surrounding them. Coupled with driving off the escalating malevolence and lunacy of an instantly created new leader, the group must seek out clues to stop a suicidal and murderous traitor - a traitor whose only task is to right his bombing error and complete his timetable for laying the next nuclear device on them all.

Smoke and Mirrors

“Rewarding.” —BCCB (starred review) “A Wrinkle in Time–inspired adventure…Halbrook’s writing is artful.” —Kirkus Reviews “This is a story to savor.” —Kathi Appelt, National Book Award finalist and Newbery ...

Author: K. D. Halbrook

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1534405062

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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“Rewarding.” —BCCB (starred review) “A Wrinkle in Time–inspired adventure…Halbrook’s writing is artful.” —Kirkus Reviews “This is a story to savor.” —Kathi Appelt, National Book Award finalist and Newbery Honor–winning author of The Underneath and Keeper “Adventure and magic unfold in this captivating story.” —School Library Connection “A fairy-tale atmosphere wafts through Halbrook’s story of magic, love, belonging, and circus...Enchanting.” —Booklist Circus Mirandus meets Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms in this beautifully written fantasy novel about a girl who must face her fears in order to right a terrible wrong, confront what it means to be different, and discover her own power. Smoke has come to the Cirque Magnifique. And Sasha Brown is sure it is her fault. Sasha has always loved the Cirque, a place filled with sequined costumes, dazzling spotlights, and magnificent tents. But when she starts fifth grade with the Islanders—the ordinary folk from the other side of the Island—for the first time, she’s not so sure she wants to be a Cirque kid. She starts to question her home and her Cirque family. Is the magic real? Are the stories even true? As the bullying by the Island kids gets worse, swirling blue-gray Smoke appears. One night in the big tent, Sasha’s dad performs, twisting his body through the air as the lights dance. Sasha is supposed to be helping, but instead she sits beneath the bleachers, seething. She has wished for the Smoke to come and make it all disappear: the Cirque, her family, the Island with its mean Island kids. And the Smoke does come. As Sasha watches her dad, he flips and raises his arms out for the bar that is supposed to meet him, his bright grin confident and sure. But there is only air…and Smoke. Both of Sasha’s parents disappear that night, and it’s all Sasha’s fault. What can she do but try and find them?

Smoke and Mirrors

But the secrets in her eyes and her searing kisses had made him hungry for more than revenge. Could either of them risk their hearts in this perilous game of smoke and mirrors?

Author: Jenna Mills

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 145920395X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Undercover cop Cassidy Blake's top priority was to infiltrate mercenary millionaire Derek Mansfield's life—and take him down. Cass expected to find a ruthless criminal; instead she found a darkly magnetic man whose bone-melting intensity blurred the line between her duty and her own desires. Derek Mansfield had returned to Chicago to settle a score, not to become entangled in a seductive game of cat and mouse with the intriguing Cass. But the secrets in her eyes and her searing kisses had made him hungry for more than revenge. Could either of them risk their hearts in this perilous game of smoke and mirrors?