Author: George Michelsen FoyPublish On: 2016-05-10
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
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan OppositionPublish On: 1988
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 ,
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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition
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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
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.
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
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.
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
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
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Author: Free Public Library of Jersey CityPublish On: 1891
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Author: Free Public Library of Jersey City
Category: Bibliog. cats. Lib. (Pub.) United States New Jersey Jersey City
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
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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