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Running Like China

Author : Sophie Hardcastle
ISBN : 9780733634277
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 24. 21 MB
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From a talented emerging Australian writer, a brave, honest, unforgettable memoir about mental illness that breaks the silence and shatters the taboos to give hope to all those struggling to find their way through. 'When I was eleven years old Mum told me, "One crowded hour of glorious life is worth an age without a name." Even before I heard these words I was always a child who crammed intense joy into tiny pockets of time.' One day Sophie Hardcastle realised the joy she'd always known had disappeared. She was constantly tired, with no energy, no motivation and no sense of enjoyment for surfing, friends, conversations, movies, parties, family - for anything. Her hours became empty. And then, the month before she turned seventeen, that emptiness filled with an intense, unbearable sadness that made her scream and tear at her skin. Misdiagnosed with chronic fatigue, then major depression, then temporal lobe epilepsy, she was finally told - three years, two suicide attempts and five hospital admissions later - that she had Bipolar 1 Disorder. In this honest and beautifully told memoir, Sophie lays bare her story of mental illness - of a teenage girl using drugs, alcohol and sex in an attempt to fix herself; of her family's anguish and her loss of self. It is a brave and hopeful story of adaptation, learning to accept and of ultimately realising that no matter how deep you have sunk, the surface is always within reach. Running Like China shatters the silence and smashes the taboos around mental illness. It is an unforgettable story.

Running Like A Girl

Author : Alexandra Heminsley
ISBN : 9781451697179
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The inspiring, hilarious memoir of a “Bridget Jones-like writer” (The Washington Post) who transforms her life by learning to run, with stories of miserable defeat, complete victory, and learning to choose the right shoes. When Alexandra Heminsley decided to take up running, she had hopes for a blissful runner’s high and immediate physical transformation. After eating three slices of toast with honey and spending ninety minutes creating the perfect playlist, she hit the streets—and failed spectacularly. The stories of her first runs turn on its head the common notion that we are all “born to run”—and exposes the truth about starting to run: it can be brutal. Running Like a Girl tells the story of getting beyond the brutal part, how Alexandra makes running a part of her life, and reaps the rewards: not just the obvious things, like weight loss, health, and glowing skin; but self-confidence and immeasurable daily pleasure, along with a new closeness to her father—a marathon runner—and her brother, with whom she ultimately runs her first marathon. But before her first marathon, she has to figure out the logistics of running: the intimidating questions from a young and arrogant sales assistant when she goes to buy her first running shoes, where to get decent bras for the larger bust, how not to freeze or get sunstroke, and what (and when) to eat before a run. She’s figured out what’s important (pockets) and what isn’t (appearance), and more. For any woman who has ever run, wanted to run, tried to run, or failed to run (even if just around the block), Heminsley’s funny, warm, and motivational personal journey from nonathlete extraordinaire to someone who has completed five marathons is inspiring, entertaining, practical, and fun.

Running Like Zebras

Author : Edip Yuksel
ISBN : 0982586736
Genre : Mathematics
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This book contains numerous debates on the prophetic numerical system embedded ni the Quran. Edip Y ksel responds and refutes critics and skeptics, such as: Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips: Sunni scholar Carl Sagan: astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, and skeptic author Daniel Abdurrahman Lomax: Sunni computer engineer Ayman Mutaakher: anonymous Sunni critic James (Amazing) Randi: founder of Randi Foundation, a skeptic activist Michael Shermer: editor and publisher of the Skeptic Magazine, author, columnist The miraculous function of the number 19 prophesized in Chapter 74 was unveiled in 1974 through a computerized analysis of the Quran. Though, in retrospect, the implication of 19 in Chapter 74 traditionally called Hidden One, were obvious, it remained a secret for 1406 (19x74) lunar years after the revelation of the Quran. Ironically, the first words of the Chapter 74, The Hidden One, was revealing, yet the code was a divinely guarded gift allocated to the computer generation; they were the one who would need and appreciate it the most. As we have demonstrated in various books, hundreds of simple and complex algorithms, we witness the depth and breath of mathematical manipulation of Arabic, an arbitrary human language, to be profound and extraordinary. This is the fulfillment of a Quranic challenge (17:88). While the meaning of the Quranic text and its literal excellence was kept, all its units, from chapters, verses, words to its letters were also assigned universally recognizable roles in creation of mathematical patterns. Since its discovery, the number 19 of the Quran and the Bible has increased the appreciation of many of those who acknowledge the truth, has removed doubts in the minds of many People of the Book, and has caused discord, controversy and chaos among those who have traded the Quran with men-made sectarian teachings. This is indeed a fulfillment of a Quranic prophecy (74:30-31). 14.The improbability and impossibility of the numerical structure of the Quran being produced by a medieval Arab genius becomes evident when we consider the following factors: It includes simple elements of the Quran and goes deeper to an interlocking system of complex numerical patterns and relationships. It involves not only frequencies of letters and words but also the numerical values of letters. It involves not only an intricate numerical pattern but also a huge set of data consisting of units with multiple functions, such as letters that are also digits, words that are also numbers. The nemeroliteral aspect of the Quran were not known by the adherents of the Quran until late 1960s and especially, 1974. The literary aspect of the Quran has received praises from many literary giants throughout centuries. The scientific accuracy of Quranic statements on various fields has been immaculate. Muhammad was one of the busiest and greatest social and political reformists in human history. The timing of the discovery of the code is precise and prophetic. A series of prophetic events regarding the code has been fulfilled.

China Dolls

Author : Lisa See
ISBN : 9781408853269
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 33. 5 MB
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It's 1938 and the exclusive Oriental nightclub in San Francisco's Forbidden City is holding auditions for showgirls. In the dark, scandalous glamour of the club, three girls from very different backgrounds stumble into each other lives. All the girls have secrets. Grace, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled the Midwest and an abusive father. Helen is from a Chinese family which has deep roots in San Francisco's Chinatown. And, as both her friends know, Ruby is Japanese passing as Chinese. Then, in a heartbeat, everything changes. The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor and paranoia, suspicion, and a shocking act of betrayal, threaten to destroy their lives.

Meb For Mortals

Author : Meb Keflezighi
ISBN : 9781623365486
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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With his historic win at the 2014 Boston Marathon, Meb Keflezighi cemented his legacy as one of the great champions of long-distance running. Runners everywhere wanted to know how someone two weeks away from his 39th birthday, who had only the 15th best time going into the race, could defeat the best field in Boston Marathon history and become the first American man to win the race in 31 years. Meb For Mortals describes in unprecedented detail how three-time Olympian Keflezighi prepares to take on the best runners in the world. More important, the book shows everyday runners how to implement the training, nutritional, and mental principles that have guided him throughout his long career, which in addition to a 2014 Boston Marathon win includes an Olympic silver medal and the 2009 New York City Marathon title.

Breathing Under Water

Author : Sophie Hardcastle
ISBN : 0733634850
Genre : Life change events
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The China Study

Author : T. Colin Campbell
ISBN : 1862547521
Genre : Diet in disease
File Size : 35. 37 MB
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THE CHINA STUDY is not a diet book. It is a guide that cuts through the haze of misinformation and delivers an insightful message to anyone living with or at risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, Alzheimer's disease and/or osteoporosis. Part medical thriller, part governmental expose and part nutrition manual, THE CHINA STUDY is a page-turner that will change the way we eat, and ultimately, change our lives.

China S Disruptors

Author : Edward Tse
ISBN : 1591848334
Genre :
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The Runaway Wok

Author : Ying Chang Compestine
ISBN : 9781101642696
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 86. 81 MB
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When a boy goes to the market to buy food and comes home with an old wok instead, his parents wonder what they'll eat for dinner. But then the wok rolls out of the poor family's house with a skippity-hoppity-ho! and returns from the rich man's home with a feast in tow! With spirited text and lively illustrations, this story reminds readers about the importance of generosity.

The Great Zoo Of China

Author : Matthew Reilly
ISBN : 9781409134275
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 73. 85 MB
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The Chinese government has been keeping a secret for forty years: they have found a species of animal no one believed even existed that will amaze the world. Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing discovery within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see its fabulous creatures for the first time. Among them is Dr Cassandra Jane 'CJ' Cameron, a writer for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and an expert on reptiles. The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they will marvel at these beasts, that they are perfectly safe, that nothing can go wrong . . .

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