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Every Breath by Nicholas SparksIn this #1 New York Times bestseller, treat yourself to an epic love story that spans decades and continents as two people at a crossroads -- one from North Carolina and one from Zimbabwe -- experience the transcendence and heartbreak of true love. Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother's early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable . . . but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways. Illuminating life's heartbreaking regrets and enduring hope, EVERY BREATH explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties--while asking the question, How long can a dream survive?
Call Number: FIC SPA
Publication Date: 2019
Best Football Drills by Dillon HessThe glory of the gridiron is paid by the sweat of the practice field. No team wins football games without first winning their football practices. Featuring hundreds of pages of proven and effective football drills, the Best Football Drills book prepares players and coaches to practice like champions. Whether you are a head coach leading an entire team, or an individual player looking to get the upper hand on your competition, this book will equip you with everything it takes to excel in practice and dominate in the game. Successful drills lead to successful practices. Successful practices lead to successful games. Successful games lead to successful teams. Start planning your team's success with the drills found in this book.
Call Number: GV 956.6 .H58 2019
Publication Date: 2019
Einstein's Monsters by Chris Impey"Black holes are the most extreme objects in the universe, yet every galaxy harbors a black hole at its center. In Einstein's Monsters, distinguished astronomer Chris Impey builds on this profound discovery to explore questions at the cutting edge of cosmology: Which came first, the galaxy or its central black hole? What happens if you travel into a black hole?Impey chronicles the role black holes have played in theoretical physics--from confirming Einstein's equations for general relativity to testing string theory. He then describes the phenomena that scientists have witnessed while observing black holes: dozens of stars swarming like bees around the dark object at the center of our galaxy; black holes performing gravitational waltzes with normal stars; the cymbal clash of two black holes colliding, releasing ripples in spacetime. Einstein's Monsters is the incredible story of one of the most enigmatic entities in nature."
Call Number: QB 843 .B55 I47 2019
Publication Date: 2018
Basic Soccer Drills for Kids by Chest DuggerAre you looking to take your kids' soccer game (under 15 years) to the next level? Note: The author has coached teams to finals of national competitions - his teams have played at St George's Park, the home of English soccer, twice. He was invited to be a part of the expert panel when the Government re-wrote the curriculum for sport in school in 2010. He has coached across wide ages, but his main experience is ages 8-13, and within that 9-11. All of the drills are ones he has used; his teams were not selective, just normal school sides. All these drills can be adapted by a good coach for any age. Soccer is the most popular team sport in the world. It is perfect for kids to play. It is safe, simple and the skills required can be easily acquired. Becoming an expert player requires high levels of dedication, natural athleticism and innate skills. Any girl or boy can take to the sport and find enjoyment at their own level. It is for this reason that the game is escalating to such a rapid extent in the US. And it is why the need for coaches and players is growing continuously and rapidly. After all, who would not turn down the chance for their kids to keep physically fit, to allow their natural competitiveness to be channelled in an organized way, to be kept busy in a manner that is both productive and worthwhile? In addition to this, soccer develops dexterity, problem solving, collaboration, friendship, respect, self-discipline, team spirit and sportsmanship. All of which are life skills that are best acquired young. But there is so much to learn for youngsters who wish to become soccer players at a good club level. Shooting, defending, pressing, passing, controlling the ball, the laws of the game (even professionals struggle at times with the offside law as do, it sometimes seems, the referees themselves). And more important than all of these, children must learn about the spirit of soccer. Fair play and the sportsmanship mentioned above. This is especially so for today's youngsters facing all the pressures of growing up in a challenging world driven by the twin pressures of consumerism and social media. Here's What's Included In This Book: The 7 different kinds of skills that kids need to learn in soccer How Ball Control Skills escalate the level of your kids soccer game 6 Passing Drills that will improve team cohesion quickly Offensive Tips, Tricks and Drills that will make your team win 6 Drills that will make your kids get to defend in numbers and strength How to get kids to learn from the pros on TV 6 Drills that will make your kids get to defend in numbers and strength 5 Dribbling Tips and Drills that will make your kid stand out How the Mental Side of Soccer will improve your kids social and life skills What Parents must do during soccer practice and games Scroll up and Download Now
Call Number: GV 943.2 .D86 2019
Publication Date: 2019
Soccer Smarts by Brian HurleyGain the competitive edge you need to win with expert coaching, skills, and strategies from Soccer Smarts. To reach your full potential as a soccer player, you need to know the right tactics, understand when to use them, and have the skills to carry them out. Soccer Smarts delivers the professional coaching you need to do just that. Written for intermediate soccer players and above, Soccer Smarts presents 75 innovative skills, tactics, and mental exercises to help you become a complete soccer player, inside and out. Soccer Smarts offers access to the proven methods of Charlie Slagle, former president of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, current CEO of the Tampa Bay United Soccer Club, and lifelong soccer player. Through Charlie's time-tested techniques you'll learn exactly how a good soccer player becomes a great soccer player. Inside the pages of Soccer Smarts you'll find: Specific lessons for perfecting individual player techniques from the basics to the more complex--such as 1 v 1 defending, power shooting, side volleys, goalkeeper shot blocking, and more. Cutting-edge team tactics that will help you and your teammates adopt a united approach and become a highly efficient soccer team, from possession to combination play to scoring. Game-changing mental exercises that will increase your awareness and enhance your mental aptitude to become a better player and a better leader. Step-up your game with the skills, strategies, and tactics in Soccer Smarts, and discover what you're truly capable of, both on and off the field.
Call Number: GV 943.9 .T7 S63 2018
Publication Date: 2018
Gravity's Century by Ron CowenA sweeping account of the century of experimentation that confirmed Einstein's general theory of relativity, bringing to life the science and scientists at the origins of relativity, the development of radio telescopes, the discovery of black holes and quasars, and the still unresolved place of gravity in quantum theory. Albert Einstein did nothing of note on May 29, 1919, yet that is when he became immortal. On that day, astronomer Arthur Eddington and his team observed a solar eclipse and found something extraordinary: gravity bends light, just as Einstein predicted. The finding confirmed the theory of general relativity, fundamentally changing our understanding of space and time. A century later, another group of astronomers is performing a similar experiment on a much larger scale. The Event Horizon Telescope, a globe-spanning array of radio dishes, is examining space surrounding Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. As Ron Cowen recounts, the foremost goal of the experiment is to determine whether Einstein was right on the details. Gravity lies at the heart of what we don't know about quantum mechanics, but tantalizing possibilities for deeper insight are offered by black holes. By observing starlight wrapping around Sagittarius A*, the telescope will not only provide the first direct view of an event horizon--a black hole's point of no return--but will also enable scientists to test Einstein's theory under the most extreme conditions. Gravity's Century shows how we got from the pivotal observations of the 1919 eclipse to the Event Horizon Telescope, and what is at stake today. Breaking down the physics in clear and approachable language, Cowen makes vivid how the quest to understand gravity is really the quest to comprehend the universe.
Call Number: QC 173.6 .C36 2019
Publication Date: 2019
America for Americans by Erika LeeAn award-winning historian reframes our continuing debate over immigration with a compelling history of xenophobia in the United States and its devastating impact The United States is known as a nation of immigrants. But it is also a nation of xenophobia. In America for Americans, Erika Lee shows that an irrational fear, hatred, and hostility toward immigrants has been a defining feature of our nation from the colonial era to the Trump era. Benjamin Franklin ridiculed Germans for their "strange and foreign ways." Americans' anxiety over Irish Catholics turned xenophobia into a national political movement. Chinese immigrants were excluded, Japanese incarcerated, and Mexicans deported. Today, Americans fear Muslims, Latinos, and the so-called browning of America. Forcing us to confront this history, America for Americans explains how xenophobia works, why it has endured, and how it threatens America. It is a necessary corrective and spur to action for any concerned citizen.
Call Number: E 184 .A1 L4135 2019
Publication Date: 2019
Soccer Coaching by Dylan JosephThis book’s main aim is to point out and provide help with the most important areas for you, the coach, to succeed with your team.