Slow Motion

Author: Andie Miller
Editor: Jacana Media
ISBN: 1770098704
Size: 13,65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 548

"Slow Motion is a collection of non-fiction stories (essays and interviews) about walking. The collection has been written over a period of six years and so the book has become something of a documentary project, witnessing transformation in South Africa through the eyes of pedestrians across the economic, racial and age spectrum. The book could be described as documenting recent history. Though it inevitably looks at the issue of crime, and how we have moved from a race-based to a class-based society and pedestrians of all colours continue to be marginalised and thought of as second-class citizens in an increasingly autocentric society, it is essentially an optimistic book. It tells the stories of South Africans (and visitors) who have chosen to 'reclaim the streets' from predators and traffic. While the focus is primarily on Johannesburg, several of the stories are about Cape Town, contrasting the experience of walking in these two cities. Other international cities such as Los Angeles, Paris, London and Mumbai are also visited along the way. The style of the book is such that, while it can be opened anywhere and each story can be read and enjoyed on its own (a bedside-table book), the stories are interlinked, as people's paths inevitably cross. There is a bigger story at play as well. The band of pedestrians includes writers, artists, political activists, disabled people, dogs and their owners, Walk for Life members, Jews on the Sabbath, domestic workers, refugees, babies learning to walk, and even a golfer and a caddie. The purpose of the book is both to entertain and inform readers"--Publisher's website.

Slow Motion

Author: Lynne Segal
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813516202
Size: 20,44 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Slow Motion

Author: Dani Shapiro
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 030782800X
Size: 12,19 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 450

From one of the most gifted writers of her generation comes the harrowing and exqui-sitely written true story of how a family tragedy saved her life. Dani Shapiro was a young girl from a deeply religious home who became the girlfriend of a famous and flamboyant married attorney--her best friend's stepfather. The moment Lenny Klein entered her life, everything changed: she dropped out of college, began to drink heavily, and became estranged from her family and friends. But then the phone call came. There had been an accident on a snowy road near her family's home in New Jersey, and both her parents lay hospitalized in critical condition. This haunting memoir traces her journey back into the world she had left behind. At a time when she was barely able to take care of herself, she was faced with the terrifying task of taking care of two people who needed her desperately. Dani Shapiro charts a riveting emotional course as she retraces her isolated, overprotected Orthodox Jewish childhood in an anti-Semitic suburb, and draws the connections between that childhood and her inevitable rebellion and self-destructiveness. She tells of a life nearly ruined by the gift of beauty, and then saved by the worst thing imaginable. This is a beautiful and unforgettable memoir of a life utterly transformed by tragedy.

Slow Motion Wars

Author: Allen Ashley and Andrew Hook
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1326762370
Size: 16,82 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 105

Two heads are better than one! This collection brings together two of the brightest stars in the science fiction firmament. The combined talents of Allen Ashley and Andrew Hook have produced fourteen delicious, yet subtly seamless, stories full of wit, imagination, invention and emotion. What is the secret behind the gated community of "Xanadu Springs"? Will the online pharmaceutical "Vitmin X" really guarantee you fifteen minutes of fame? What is the best strategy to ensure victory at "Air Hockey 3000"? And can Lynsey, the lowly "Abattoir Girl" successfully lead the resistance against the alien invader? pass along Pohl and Kornbluth; move over Maynard and Sims; forget the brothers Strugatski - Ashley and Hook and the new noises on the block.

God In Slow Motion

Author: Mike Nappa
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1400204631
Size: 18,42 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 444

Jesus was not in a hurry. He had only three years of public ministry—three years to heal and teach and change the world—but the Bible never tells us he was rushing through them. We are the ones who rush through them. Catching the gist of this parable. Smiling at the punch line in that dialogue. We can race through the Gospels in hours, fully briefed on Christ’s life, but hardly changed. Until we sit down with Mike Nappa’s God in Slow Motion. Nappa hasn’t carved up the Gospels for quick review or sliced them into tiny pieces for academic study. He has taken ten important moments from the life of Christ and reveled in them, chewing on their words, relating them to life, comparing them with modern culture, allowing the Spirit to work, and letting Christ change him. The result is a rich, personal, and biblical narrative about Jesus and how His purposes unfold, then and now. See how God is sneaky about his glory. How he presents evidence for belief. How he can be comforting and terrifying at once. This is the “good news” in all its many-splendored wonder: the life of Christ, frame by frame. And it is worth every minute because it will change you too.

Slow Motion Riot

Author: Peter Blauner
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 145321528X
Size: 13,13 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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A New York probation officer locks horns with a brutal drug dealer in this “gripping” Edgar Award winner from a New York Times–bestselling author (Library Journal). As a probation officer in a city plagued by drugs, murders, and corruption, Steven Baum supervises marginal criminals—not dangerous enough for prison, but too damaged to go totally free. He watches them, keeps them in line, and once in a long while, helps one improve his life. The job is a vicious grind, but Steven is good at it, and he is about to be rewarded with a transfer to active duty. But first he has to deal with Darryl King. A small-time dealer with big aspirations, Darryl is the kind of thug who makes probation officers want to quit. Although the boy terrifies him, Steven holds out hope for helping him turn his life around. What he doesn’t know is that Darryl is a cop-killer—and his troubles have only just begun. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Blauner including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Fast Forward Slow Motion How To Pace The Action

Author: Mary F. Burke
Editor: Teaching and Learning Company
ISBN: 0787744972
Size: 14,11 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Build your classroom into a winning team of writers. This packet, which focuses on pacing the action in a story, is full of writing strategies and practice items and will help you coach your young writers to become more confident authors.

Nightmare In Slow Motion

Author: Kyle Pratt
Editor: Camden Cascade Publishing
ISBN: 0996941223
Size: 10,56 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 403

As police officer Peter Westmore helps with the evacuation of Seattle, terrorists explode a nuclear bomb. In the novel A Time to Endure we glimpse the end of Peter’s life. In that novel his brother Caden is on a mission to destroy gangs and terrorists living on the fringe of the Seattle blast zone. During the fighting, Caden goes to his older brother’s abandoned home and discovers Peter’s body and two letters. The contents of one are revealed in A Time to Endure. The other is not. Nightmare in Slow motion is a 13,000 word novelette is set in the Strengthen What Remains series.

The Creed In Slow Motion

Author: Ronald Knox
Editor: Christian Classic
ISBN: 9780870612503
Size: 17,70 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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During the WWII bombing of London, Ronald Knox--a priest, radio personality, detective novelist, scholar, and Catholic convert--found himself the chaplain of a girls' school where students were being sheltered. When his existing homilies were exhausted, Knox began to write new ones for his students based on the Apostles' Creed. The homilies were so well-received that they were later published as The Creed in Slow Motion. With resurgent interest in the life and writings of Knox, as well as forthcoming changes to the English translation of the Creed, the new edition of this classic could not be more timely.

India In Slow Motion

Author: Mark Tully
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141935871
Size: 15,37 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 376

Mark Tully is incomparable. No one has a greater understanding of the passions, the contradictions, the humour, the tragedy and the staggering resilience that constitute India. In his long awaited new book, he delves further than ever before into this country of one billion people. Covering subjects as diverse as Hindu extremism, bonded child labour, Sufi mysticism, the crisis in agriculture, the persistence of political corruption and the problem of Kashmir, he paints a picture of India at once poignant, funny, startling and deeply humane.