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The Beauty Of Short Hops by Sheldon Hirsch

Title The Beauty of Short Hops
Author Sheldon Hirsch
Publisher McFarland
Release Date 2014-01-10
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 212
ISBN 9780786485840
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sabermetrics, the search for objective knowledge about baseball through statistical analysis, has taken over the national pastime. The authors argue that this approach began as a useful corrective but has come to harm baseball. The book demonstrates that the so-called moneyball approach, based on sabermetrics, offers only limited guidance for assembling a team, managing games, and evaluating player performance. Equally important, the obsession with statistics and vision of the game as wholly predictable obscure baseball’s spectacular improvisational quality. It is the game’s unquantifiable and relentless capacity to surprise—the source of wonder so central to its greatest stories and personalities—that informs any real appreciation of baseball.

Title Short Hops Across the Atlantic
Author Colin Cox
Publisher merdian
Release Date 2009
Category Air travel
Total Pages 247
ISBN 9780955074516
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From Aerial Surveying over London & the UK in a noisy twin engine plane to flying small single and twin engine planes from the warmth of the Caribbean, up the East Coast of America, across the Atlantic Ocean, over the Greenland Ice Cap towards the North Pole and back down to Fairoaks Airport near London. A light-hearted look at flying.

The Sabermetric Revolution by Benjamin Baumer

Title The Sabermetric Revolution
Author Benjamin Baumer
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date 2014-01-16
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780812209129
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the front office to the family room, sabermetrics has dramatically changed the way baseball players are assessed and valued by fans and managers alike. Rocketed to popularity by the 2003 bestseller Moneyball and the film of the same name, the use of sabermetrics to analyze player performance has appeared to be a David to the Goliath of systemically advantaged richer teams that could be toppled only by creative statistical analysis. The story has been so compelling that, over the past decade, team after team has integrated statistical analysis into its front office. But how accurately can crunching numbers quantify a player's ability? Do sabermetrics truly level the playing field for financially disadvantaged teams? How much of the baseball analytic trend is fad and how much fact? The Sabermetric Revolution sets the record straight on the role of analytics in baseball. Former Mets sabermetrician Benjamin Baumer and leading sports economist Andrew Zimbalist correct common misinterpretations and develop new methods to assess the effectiveness of sabermetrics on team performance. Tracing the growth of front office dependence on sabermetrics and the breadth of its use today, they explore how Major League Baseball and the field of sports analytics have changed since the 2002 season. Their conclusion is optimistic, but the authors also caution that sabermetric insights will be more difficult to come by in the future. The Sabermetric Revolution offers more than a fascinating case study of the use of statistics by general managers and front office executives: for fans and fantasy leagues, this book will provide an accessible primer on the real math behind moneyball as well as new insight into the changing business of baseball.

Power Ball by Rob Neyer

Title Power Ball
Author Rob Neyer
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2018-10-09
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780062853639
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The former ESPN columnist and analytics pioneer dramatically recreates an action-packed 2017 game between the Oakland A’s and eventual World Series Champion Houston Astros to reveal the myriad ways in which Major League Baseball has changed over the last few decades. On September 8, 2017, the Oakland A’s faced off against the Houston Astros in a game that would signal the passing of the Moneyball mantle. Though this was only one regular season game, the match-up of these two teams demonstrated how Major League Baseball has changed since the early days of Athletics general manager Billy Beane and the publication of Michael Lewis’ classic book. Over the past twenty years, power and analytics have taken over the game, driving carefully calibrated teams like the Astros to victory. Seemingly every pitcher now throws mid-90s heat and studiously compares their mechanics against the ideal. Every batter in the lineup can crack homers and knows their launch angles. Teams are relying on unorthodox strategies, including using power-losing—purposely tanking a few seasons to get the best players in the draft. As he chronicles each inning and the unfolding drama as these two teams continually trade the lead—culminating in a 9-8 Oakland victory in the bottom of the ninth—Neyer considers the players and managers, the front office machinations, the role of sabermetrics, and the current thinking about what it takes to build a great team, to answer the most pressing questions fans have about the sport today.

Title The Price of Beauty in Strawberry Land
Author Gerald Darnell
Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date 2011
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781257085293
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Word 2013 For Dummies by Dan Gookin

Title Word 2013 For Dummies
Author Dan Gookin
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2013-02-08
Category Computers
Total Pages 408
ISBN 9781118491300
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This bestselling guide to Microsoft Word is the first and last word on Word 2013 It's a whole new Word, so jump right into this book and learn how to make the most of it. Bestselling For Dummies author Dan Gookin puts his usual fun and friendly candor back to work to show you how to navigate the new features of Word 2013. Completely in tune with the needs of the beginning user, Gookin explains how to use Word 2013 quickly and efficiently so that you can spend more time working on your projects and less time trying to figure it all out. Walks you through the capabilities of Word 2013 without weighing you down with unnecessary technical jargon Deciphers the user interface and shows you how to take advantage of the file formats Covers editing documents, working with text, using grammar and spelling tools, formatting, adding images and other design elements, and more Get the word on the latest Word with Word 2013 For Dummies!

Title The Vietnam Business Journal
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1998
Category International business enterprises
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCSD:31822025418427
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Aircraft by David Pascoe

Title Aircraft
Author David Pascoe
Publisher Reaktion Books
Release Date 2004-09-03
Category Transportation
Total Pages 242
ISBN 9781861894687
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In his celebrated manifesto, "Aircraft" (1935), the architect Le Corbusier presented more than 100 photographs celebrating airplanes either in imperious flight or elegantly at rest. Dwelling on the artfully abstracted shapes of noses, wings, and tails, he declared : "Ponder a moment on the truth of these objects! Clearness of function!" In Aircraft, David Pascoe follows this lead and offers a startling new account of the form of the airplane, an object that, in the course of a hundred years, has developed from a flimsy contraption of wood, wire and canvas into a machine compounded of exotic materials whose wings can touch the edges of space. Tracing the airplane through the twentieth century, he considers the subject from a number of perspectives: as an inspiration for artists, architects and politicians; as a miracle of engineering; as a product of industrialized culture; as a device of military ambition; and, finally, in its clearness of function, as an instance of sublime technology. Profusely illustrated and authoritatively written, Aircraft offers not just a fresh account of aeronautical design, documenting, in particular, the forms of earlier flying machines and the dependence of later projects upon them, but also provides a cultural history of an object whose very shape contains the dreams and nightmares of the modern age.

Title The Jesuits in the Quijote and Other Essays
Author Ernest A. Siciliano
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1974
Category
Total Pages 130
ISBN UOM:39015012417831
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Mala Rubinstein Book of Beauty
Author Mala Rubinstein
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1973
Category Beauty, Personal
Total Pages 232
ISBN PSU:000029649563
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Forest and Stream
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1916
Category Fishing
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCAL:C2623494
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Author Michael Lewis
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2004-03-17
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 320
ISBN 0393066231
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.

Children Of The Dark by Alan Gallop

Title Children of the Dark
Author Alan Gallop
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2003
Category Child labor
Total Pages 228
ISBN UOM:39015051575671
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is a true story covering territory rarely featured in history books - a dark time when women and children toiled underground in Victorian coal mines. Using extensive research, the book brings back to life the early Victorian mining community of Silkstone, South Yorkshire. Recreating the sad date of July 4 1838 when a freak rain and hail storm caused a narrow and shallow stream to burst its banks and flood the main passageway shaft leading to the Huskar Pit, resulting in the death of 26 children aged between seven and 15 years. News of the disaster finds its way into The Times and is read by Lord Ashley (later the Earl of Shaftesbury), and an offical enquiry is launched. Lord Ashley and the Commissioner of the Royal Commission on mines and collieries, Jelinger C. Symons Esq., both visit and interview mine owners and workers, and descend into the mines to understand what conditions are really like, particularly for women and children. On August 10 1842 - over four years after the Huskar Pit disaster had brought the subject of women and children working in Yorkshire's coal mines to public attention - a bill is passed to change the country's labour laws regarding their employmen

Prevention by Anonim

Title Prevention
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1987
Category Hygiene
Total Pages 86
ISBN IND:30000088740075
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Asiaweek by Anonim

Title Asiaweek
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1983-09
Category Asia
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015048601697
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Patriot by Anonim

Title The Patriot
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1969
Category United States
Total Pages 86
ISBN WISC:89058643685
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Nine Boats Nine Kids by Jeanne S. Merkel

Title Nine Boats Nine Kids
Author Jeanne S. Merkel
Publisher Bernard, Me. : Ledge Books
Release Date 1984
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 157
ISBN 0931447003
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Letters Of Aldous Huxley by Aldous Huxley

Title Letters of Aldous Huxley
Author Aldous Huxley
Publisher New York : Harper & Row
Release Date 1970
Category Authors, English
Total Pages 992
ISBN UOM:39015008036918
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title American Modeler
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1968
Category Aeronautics
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105015308203
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hops And Glory by Pete Brown

Title Hops and Glory
Author Pete Brown
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Release Date 2011-08-19
Category Cooking
Total Pages 356
ISBN 9780230740471
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The original India Pale Ale was pure gold in a glass; a semi-mythical beer specially invented, in the 19th century, to travel halfway around the world, through storms and tropical sunshine, and arrive in perfect condition for a long, cold drink on an Indian verandah. But although you can still buy beers with ‘IPA’ on the label they are, to be frank, a pale imitation of the original. For the first time in 140 years, a keg of Burton IPA has been brewed with the original recipe for a voyage to India by canal and tall ship, around the Cape of Good Hope; and the man carrying it is the award-winning Pete Brown, Britain’s best beer write. Brazilian pirates and Iranian customs officials lie ahead, but will he even make it that far, have fallen in the canal just a few miles out of Burton? And if Pete does make it to the other side of the world with ‘Barry’ the barrel, one question remains: what will the real IPA taste like? Weaving first-class travel writing with assured comedy, Hops and Glory is both a rollicking, raucous history of the Raj and a wonderfully entertaining, groundbreaking experiment to recreate the finest beer ever produced.