Finding North

Finding North

Blending scientific research and memoir, and written in beautiful prose, Finding North starts with a quest by the author to understand this most basic of human skills---and why it's in mortal peril.

Author: George Michelsen Foy

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 9781250053893

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Navigation is the key human skill. It's something we do everywhere, whether feeling our way through a bedroom in the dark, or charting a ship's course. But how does navigation affect our brains, our memory, ourselves? Blending scientific research and memoir, and written in beautiful prose, Finding North starts with a quest by the author to understand this most basic of human skills---and why it's in mortal peril. In 1844, Foy's great-great grandfather, captain of a Norwegian cargo ship, perished at sea after getting lost in a snowstorm. Foy decides to unravel the mystery surrounding Halvor Michelsen's death---and the roots of his own obsession with navigation---by re-creating his ancestor's trip using only period instruments. Beforehand, he meets a colorful cast of characters to learn whether men really have better directional skills than women, how cells, eels, and spaceships navigate; and how tragedy results from GPS glitches. He interviews a cabby who has memorized every street in London, sails on a Haitian cargo sloop, and visits the site of a secret navigational cult in Greece. At the heart of Foy's story is this fact: navigation and the brain's memory centers are inextricably linked. As Foy unravels the secret behind Halvor's death, he also discovers why forsaking our navigation skills in favor of GPS may lead not only to Alzheimers and other diseases of memory, but to losing a key part of what makes us human.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Finding North

Finding North

If you love a strong female character caught in a suspenseful psychological thriller, Finding North will not disappoint. Finding North is the sixth book in Claudia Hall Christianś Alex the Fey thriller series.

Author: Claudia Hall Christian

Publisher:

ISBN: 193805721X

Category:

Page: 380

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Alexandra "The Fey" Hargreaves meets death at the bottom of the pool, and a roller coaster of action and intrigue takes Alex and her team through New York missile sites, Parisian bookstores, and sunflower fields only to finally come to terms with the murder of the Fey Special Forces Team. Hunted by a vague enemy which always seems one step ahead, Alex uncovers the truth of her birth, the figures who have supported her, and the factions that have thwarted her throughout her life. Finally, Alex understands her own personal history, and the choices she must make for herself, her team, and the world. This sixth installment of the Alex the Fey thriller series is a wild, dangerous adventure filled with heart pounding relationships you will never forget. If you love a strong female character caught in a suspenseful psychological thriller, Finding North will not disappoint. Finding North is the sixth book in Claudia Hall Christianś Alex the Fey thriller series.
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Finding North

Finding North

Red Maine's blue-collared bad boy, North Underwood, has a dirty little secret-Will Tanner.Friends since kindergarten, North had been the one to jump first, and his fall into Will's bed ten years ago had been no exception.

Author: Carmen Jenner

Publisher:

ISBN: 1530076579

Category:

Page: 260

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Red Maine's blue-collared bad boy, North Underwood, has a dirty little secret-Will Tanner.Friends since kindergarten, North had been the one to jump first, and his fall into Will's bed ten years ago had been no exception. Will and North had been inseparable, but things change, people grow apart, and even a blazing flame can dwindle to a dying ember over time.The more things change the more they stay the same.After a run in with a bottle of Bundy rum, Will and North find themselves in a compromising and all too familiar position.Blurred lines, bad decisions, and one wrong foot after another lead these two down a spiral of sarcasm, secrets, and sex, but when North's hetero status is called into question he can't figure up from down. And despite Will telling himself he wouldn't fall again, he's head over heels and wandering without a compass.Love is love.Love is truth.Love ... shouldn't be this damn hard to figure out.
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Finding the North Pole

Finding the North Pole

Chief among these were the following : Sir George Nares , an English explorer ,
who followed the American route in 1876 and reached latitude 83 degrees 20
minutes , the highest north of his time . This was done by laying up his vessel in ...

Author: Charles Morris

Publisher: Philadelphia? : s.n.

ISBN: UOM:39015020137587

Category: Arctic regions

Page: 432

View: 380

Categories: Arctic regions

Iran Contra Investigation Continued testimony of Oliver L North and Robert C McFarlane

Iran Contra Investigation  Continued testimony of Oliver L  North and Robert C  McFarlane

Colonel North , I have some questions that are pertinent to this inquiry , and I
believe they are important for us to have ... 1986 Finding , to your knowledge ,
was this the first time the Attorney General knew of the Iranian initiative ? Mr .
NORTH .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:00003312690

Category: Iran-Contra Affair, 1985-1990

Page:

View: 168

Categories: Iran-Contra Affair, 1985-1990

North Metro Corridor Project

North Metro Corridor Project

Page 3.4-27 , Table 3.4-4 recommends findings of adverse effect and no historic
properties affected for this resource , but page 3.4-36 , Table 3.4-5 recommends
only a finding of no historic properties affected for this resource . Please clarify ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556040919763

Category:

Page: 4

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Longitude by Wire

Longitude by Wire

In this study, Richard Stachurski chronicles the amazing tale of discoveries made by American scientists as they worked to solve the life-threatening quandry faced by mariners of having accurate navigational charts, and to develop a precise ...

Author: Richard Stachurski

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570038015

Category: History

Page: 239

View: 112

At the turn of the nineteenth century, even the most experienced mariners were still risking catastrophe when navigating the North American coastline, because they lacked accurate navigational charts. The various means available to chart makers of the era to measure longitude, both celestial and terrestrial, could be off by thousands of feet -- often deadly for ships. In 1807 the U. S. Coast Survey was created to map the coast accurately and reduce the costly and deadly toll of shipwrecks, a challenge that would take the better part of a century to overcome. This is the tale of discoveries made by American scientists as they worked to solve this life-threatening quandary and develop a precise method of measuring longitude. It recounts how the successful coupling of precision chronometers with the new electrical technology represented by Samuel Morse's telegraph produced the solution to the longitude problem. The use of the telegraph by scientists of the U.S Coast Survey to communicate time signals reduced the probable error in longitudinal measurement to less than ten feet. The "American method," as it was deemed, quickly revolutionized observational astronomy and every other branch of science that depended on recording the precise time of an event.
Categories: History

Finding North A Journey from Addict to Advocate

Finding North  A Journey from Addict to Advocate

Today Marilyn is a Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist, celebrating thirty-two years of abstinence-based recovery.This book is her journey.

Author: Marilyn L. Davis

Publisher:

ISBN: 1735971529

Category: Self-Help

Page: 258

View: 603

Marilyn was a desperate woman on drugs, managing rock bands at night, pretending to be okay, but ultimately giving up on herself, losing her husband, children, family, and friends due to her addiction. An intervention forced her into treatment, where she began her recovery.Newly sober, a chance encounter with Gray Hawk, a 74-year old Native American, showed her that healing would include looking within, taking Steps, and creating a house of healing for other women. From 1990-2011, she opened and managed North House, an award-winning residential facility for women. Today Marilyn is a Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist, celebrating thirty-two years of abstinence-based recovery.This book is her journey.
Categories: Self-Help

Finding True North

Finding True North

Beneath the wide skies of Orkney Linda Gask recalls her career as a consultant psychiatrist and her lifelong struggle with her own mental health.

Author: Linda Gask

Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781913207359

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 312

Beneath the wide skies of Orkney Linda Gask recalls her career as a consultant psychiatrist and her lifelong struggle with her own mental health. After the favelas of Brazil, the glittering cities of the Middle East, and the forests of Haida Gwaii, will she find perspective, spiritual relief, and healing in her new home? Her troubled past is never far away.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

North Jacobs Ranch Coal Lease Application

North Jacobs Ranch Coal Lease Application

UNSUITABILITY CRITERIA GENERAL FINDINGS FOR BLM BUFFALO
RESOURCE AREA ( BLM 1985 ) and TBNG ( USFS 1985 ) VALIDATION FOR
NORTH JACOBS RANCH LBA TRACT 11. Bald or Golden Eagle Nests . An
active bald or ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556031866361

Category:

Page:

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Finding List of the Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City

Finding List of the Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City

Bits of Travel at Home . . . . . . . . L 7304 SEARING . The Land of Rip Van Winkle .
Q 8055 JOHNSTON . North America . 2 v . . . . . . . . . L 7025 WARNER . In the
Wilderness . . . . . . . . . . . . 6851 KALM . Travels into North America . 3 v . L 7084
Knox ...

Author: Enoch Pratt Free Library

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433069268252

Category:

Page: 153

View: 893

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Supplement No 2 to the Alphabetical Finding List of the Free Public Library of Jersey City N J Jan 1893

Supplement No 2 to the Alphabetical Finding List of the Free Public Library of Jersey City  N J  Jan  1893

NORTH AMERICA . OCCIDENT , North America . History continued . ... Jesuits in
North America in the 17th century . 970 P23J - PARKMAN . Montcalm and ... 7
Sh8 North Mexican states and Texas . Bancroft . R970 B22 v . 15 - 16 Northend ...

Author: Free Public Library of Jersey City

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433057516118

Category: Bibliog. cats. Lib. (Pub.) United States New Jersey Jersey City

Page: 239

View: 289

Categories: Bibliog. cats. Lib. (Pub.) United States New Jersey Jersey City

Finding List of the Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City Central Library

Finding List of the Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City  Central Library

1st, 1890, to Nov. 1st, 1891 Enoch Pratt Free Library. ROBINSON . Great Fur
Land . . . . . . . . . . . . H 1063 SOUTHESK . Saskatchewan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1070
TWAIN , Mark . See CLEMENS , S . L . WAKEFIELD , P . Excursions in North
Amer . ica .

Author: Enoch Pratt Free Library

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433069268245

Category:

Page: 106

View: 506

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Peterson Field Guide to Finding Mammals in North America

Peterson Field Guide to Finding Mammals in North America

When should a photographer visit to get a shot of a gray fox? A finder's guide (rather than an identification guide), this book tells people interested in observing mammals how to look, where to go, and what they are likely to find there.

Author: Vladimir Dinets

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544373273

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 128

A guide to finding and observing 420 species of North American mammals, including the art of mammal watching, the best locations, and a species-finding guide.
Categories: Nature

Elements of Physical Geography etc Ninth edition revised

Elements of Physical Geography  etc  Ninth edition  revised

They who live in the southern hemisphere will see the sun in the north at their
midday . The method of finding north , etc. by the polestar will be explained below
in the Outlines of Astronomy . 101. LATITUDE is the distance of a place north or ...

Author: Hugo Reid

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017614277

Category:

Page:

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Wisdom from Finding Your Own North Star

Wisdom from Finding Your Own North Star

Bestselling author Martha Beck shares her step-by-step program that teaches you to read your internal compass and cultivate your dreams.

Author: Martha Beck

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Inc.

ISBN: 159359979X

Category: Reference

Page: 96

View: 805

Bestselling author Martha Beck shares her step-by-step program that teaches you to read your internal compass and cultivate your dreams. The wisdom and humor of the excerpts provide insight you can use to chart a course to your own North Star.
Categories: Reference

The Code of Civil Procedure of North Carolina

The Code of Civil Procedure of North Carolina

A finding by the judge that the facts set forth in a complaint are true , is a sufficient
finding of facts on a motion for alimony . Lea v . Lea , 104 - 603 . The conclusions
of the court below as to the fact of delivery , if supported by any evidence , will ...

Author: North Carolina

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105063728286

Category: Civil procedure

Page: 817

View: 548

Categories: Civil procedure

The Southern Reporter

The Southern Reporter

These discrepancies feet to the north - east corner of said lot , ” can be of no
benefit to the plaintiff , nor means that the ... Whether or not , in the absence of
point of description 150 feet east , on the any other proof than that as to finding
north ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044103147104

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page:

View: 435

Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

The Antiquary

The Antiquary

I we find that the seat of prebeen introduced into these open structures sidency is
placed at the north - east ; on a line ... on the remains , and was much gratified at
finding north - west side ; on the same line at 30 feet an example nearly perfect .

Author: Edward Walford

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435053136438

Category: Antiquities

Page:

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Categories: Antiquities