"Takes a look at the biggest, the smallest, the highest, the lowest, the fastest, the slowest and many other facts, figures, records and measurements from both the natural world and the various fields of human achievement. This book covers various topics, from science and engineering to sport, history, nature, exploration and space travel"--Publisher's description.
The biggest, highest, fastest, slowest, smallest, loudest, farthest . . . The superlatives related to how records are created and broken are some of the most fascinating to children. Kids will discover how records are measured and recorded in the fields of human achievement in history, engineering, sports, and space travel, as well as in the amazing world of nature.
‘The emotional pain of failing just felt like it was going to be a bit worse than the physical pain of carrying on ... ’ Attempting to break long-distance running records used to be an underground endeavour, until the virus-stricken summer of 2020 came along. Only a few, such as the Bob Graham Round in the Lake District, had ever broken into mainstream consciousness. But an absence of running races thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in an unprecedented rise in the popularity of attempts at breaking these records. In Broken, Ally Beaven takes an entertaining look at just why 2020 was so unusual for long-distance running. With his interest in Fastest Known Times (FKTs) piqued, Beaven immerses himself in the scene. His summer becomes one of spending hours in the hills feeding, cajoling and generally trying to keep safe the runners he is supporting, as well as following the dots of live trackers in the middle of the night and endlessly refreshing his Twitter feed as records tumble around the country. Through the stories of John Kelly’s epic Grand Round, Beth Pascall’s record-shattering Bob Graham Round, Donnie Campbell’s mind-bending new mark for bagging all 282 Munros, Jo Meek’s new overall record for the Nigel Jenkins Dartmoor Round and many others, Beaven brings us an inside look at the incredible FKT machine. Broken is the story of the summer of 2020, a historic time for running in the UK.
Description""Excelling in international distance running is not an easy caper. Who is willing to put in the hours of everyday training? Who wants to physically exhaust themselves at regular intervals? Who finds satisfaction in testing their mental strength, while pushing through the pain barrier? Who is willing to commit their entire everyday life to being the best they can be? Abdelkader Kada has coached athletes of exceptional ability who answered 'yes' to these questions. The stories of Moroccans Hicham El Guerrouj, Salah Hissou and Ali Ezzine are ones of great success. Success that was achieved through dedication, belief and natural talent. Inspired by their coach and the earlier deeds of Said Aouita, read on as Hicham, Salah and Ali do their best to defeat some of the greatest long distance runners the world has seen. About the AuthorGreg Rowlerson is a young Australian and unashamedly, an international athletics fan. He has been a semi serious distance runner for seventeen years, participating in many fun runs over ten kilometres and various other distances. His passion and knowledge of Athletics have amassed over the years to a point where he has instant recall of many athletes and their individual performances including placings, personal bests etc. Much of what you read in this book is based on Greg's own personal knowledge. To add credibility and further enhance this publication, he spent five months in Morocco where he researched and interviewed one of the athletes mentioned. Greg is twenty-seven years old and resides in Hastings, Victoria. This is his first book.
Your soul holds a massive record collection: melodies, rhythms, and bass lines. Memories that ask you to dance and memories that haunt you in a minor key. Lies that become soundtracks to your days while truths play too softly to be heard. Spoken word poet Amena Brown’s broken records played messages about how she wasn’t worthy to be loved. How to Fix a Broken Record chronicles her journey of healing as she’s allowed the music of God’s love to replace the scratchy taunts of her past. From bad dates to marriage lessons at Waffle House, from learning to love her hair to learning to love an unexpected season of life, from discovering the power of saying no and the freedom to say yes, Amena offers keep-it-real stories your soul can relate to. The hurtful words of others and the failures of your past often determine what record you play the most in your mind. Those painful repetitions can become loud at the most inopportune time, keeping you from speaking up, pursuing your dreams, and growing closer to God. Recognize the negative messages that play on repeat every day in your mind. Learn how to replace them with the truth that you are a beloved child of God. And discover how to laugh along the way as you find new joy in the beautiful music of your life.
A history of the Grammys celebrates the award but criticizes its conservative voting committee, which has omitted such greats as the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen but has lauded Glen Campbell, Toto, Christopher Cross, and Milli Vanilli.
My manuscript is call “BROKEN” it’s a love story about a young beautiful and brilliant artist that falls in love with a famous Art dealer that have hidden issues. When his journey ends on earth his spirit never dies and his love for her never ends until they meet again in a different time.
ANCIENT SECRETS REVEALED The delivery of a grubby package to Doctor Etienne Naude, a theologian and computer programmer, set an amazing chain of events in motion one that defied all imagination. The ensuing rollercoaster ride draws together a most unlikely team of most unlikely heroes. As they strive to unravel the puzzles, they uncover the secrets of a ten thousand year-old malignant, unspeakable Evil an Evil far beyond any human comprehension one that has pervaded the very fabric of every facet of human society, and is well on its way to achieve its goal Total Earth Domination. They discover that the realties of the Biblical Deluge are a far cry from the commonly accepted stories. The conventional accounts do not even come close. The poignant, eye-witness account of what really happened is in total harmony with the scientific and historical facts at our disposal. The team is faced with the raw realities of Gods awesome anger as well as His amazing mercy, providence and love. The convoluted roller-coaster ride continues to build up velocity and draws in the combined efforts of the Israeli MOSSAD, British SAS, and American and South African security forces.
The book was initially inspired by my young daughter, as she was constantly coming up with more and more complex questions, which I could not answer 'off the cuff'. The result is my interpretation of hundreds of notes collected over the years from radio and television programs, astronomy books and magazines, National Geographic and the Internet information, even a newspaper articles.