By embarking on a quest to dunk a basketball at the age of 34, journalist Asher Price investigates the limits of human potentialstarting with his own. We all like to think that (with a little practice) we could run faster, learn another language, orwhip upa perfect souffl. But few of us ever put those hopes to the test. In Year of the Dunk, Asher Price does, and he seizes on basketball's slam dunk--a feat richly freighted with distinctly American themes of culture, race, and upward mobility--as a gauge to determine his own hidden potential. The showmanship of the dunk mesmerized Asher as a child, but even with his height (six foot plus) and impressive wingspan, he never pushed himself to try it. Now, approaching middle age, Asher decides to spend a year remaking his body and testing his mind as he wonders, like most adults, what untapped talent he still possesses. In this humorous and often poignant journey into the pleasures and perils of exertion, Asher introduces us to a memorable cast of characters who help him understand the complexity of the human body and the individual drama at the heart of sports. Along the way he dives into the history and science of one of sports' most exuberant acts, examining everything from our genetic predisposition towards jumping to the cultural role of the slam dunk. The year-long effort forces him to ask some fundamental questions about human ability and the degree to which we can actually improve ourselves, even with great determination. From the Hardcover edition.
Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cooking: Meal Plans and Time Saving Paleo Recipes to Inspire Health and Shed Weight
With "Quick Easy Ketogenic Cooking," nutritionist and popular food blogger Maria Emmerich takes the guesswork out of ketogenic cooking. What is the ketogenic diet? It's a way of eating that shifts your body from being a sugar burner to being a fat burner. It's also a revolutionary way to support better health it can improve everything from epilepsy to obesity to autoimmune disease and more. If you want to try a ketogenic diet but are busy, stressed, and unsure about how to adjust your diet to make your body burn fat, this book is for you. Not only are the recipes fast and simple to prepare, but they're also specifically designed to support your body in ketosis so you can heal. They are grain-free and built around real, whole foods, in keeping with Paleo principles. Plus, there are many options for those looking for nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian meals. It's easier than you think to prepare mouthwatering, nourishing ketogenic meals. "Quick Easy Ketogenic Cooking" shows you how. The ketogenic diet is a way of getting your body to stop relying on sugar for energy. When we get most of our energy from fat instead, something amazing happens our health soars and extra weight falls off. The ketogenic diet has been used as a treatment for epilepsy for decades, and it also can help treat obesity, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, autoimmune disease, and more. "Quick Easy Ketogenic Cooking" makes the ketogenic diet simple and accessible for everyone, no matter how busy you are or how much cooking experience you have. Plus, with its emphasis on real, whole foods, it's perfect for anyone following Paleo, and its abundance of nut-free, egg-free, and dairy-free options make it ideal for those with food allergies or intolerances. "Quick Easy Ketogenic" Cooking includes more than 170 recipes, such as: Spring Popovers Chicken Alfredo Taco Bar Night Slow Cooker Sweet-n-Spicy Short Ribs Pizza Sticks Mushroom Ragu Skillet Lasagna Smoked Salmon Flourless Fudgy Brownies Plus, an introduction to the ketogenic diet explains how and why it works and how to become a fat burner. There are also tips and tricks for keto success, suggestions for eating keto at restaurants, and six meal plans two weekly and four monthly to make meal planning effortless. No matter how busy you are, there is time to eat well. Your health is worth it. "
Exam Board: AQA, Edexcel, OCR & WJEC Level: KS3 Subject: English First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2018 Get straight to the heart of Shakespeare's Macbeth ; students' confidence and understanding develop faster as they explore the plot, themes and Shakespeare's language, which is supported throughout this abridged play text from Globe Education. This title: - Reduces the length of the play by a third, while preserving the intricacies of the plot, enabling students to engage with the whole story in the class time available - Builds understanding of Shakespeare's language by providing a detailed glossary alongside the text for quick and easy reference, plus a range of language-focused activities - Offers a tried-and-tested approach to introducing Shakespeare, based on Globe Education's shortened 'Playing Shakespeare' productions that have been seen and appreciated by over 150,000 students - Helps students form their own personal responses to Shakespeare's Macbeth , stimulated by stunning photographs from Globe productions and questions that reflect on context, characters and themes - Lays the foundations for GCSE success by including activities that target the skills needed for the assessment objectives Free teacher support Shorter Shakespeare: Macbeth is supported by free online teaching resources for each scene: - Teaching notes with guidance on how to approach the scene - Practical group activities to use in the classroom - Questions on language, context, themes, character and performance - Web links to extra resources including photographs from Globe productions, interviews with actors and contextual information This title is also accompanied by 10 video clips from Globe Education's shortened 'Playing Shakespeare' production of Macbeth .
THE SUMMER STORY OF THREE SISTERS, ONE RESTAURANT, AND A (POSSIBLE) GERMAN SPY World War II is coming in Europe. At least that's what Frankie Baum heard on the radio. But from her small town in Maryland, in the wilting summer heat of 1939, the war is a world away. Besides, there are too many other things to think about: first that Frankie's father up and bought a restaurant without telling anyone and now she has to help in the kitchen, peeling potatoes and washing dishes, when she'd rather be racing to Wexler's Five and Dime on her skates. Plus her favorite sister, Joanie Baloney, is away for the summer and hasn't been answering any of Frankie's letters. But when some people in town start accusing her father of being a German spy, all of a sudden the war arrives at Frankie's feet and she can think of nothing else. Could the rumors be true? Frankie has to do some spying of her own to try to figure out her father's secrets and clear his good name. What she discovers about him surprises everyone, but is nothing compared to what she discovers about the world. In a heartfelt, charming, and insightful novel that is based on true events, Shawn K. Stout weaves a story about family secrets, intolerance, and coming of age that will keep readers guessing until the end. Praise for A Tiny Piece of Sky : "Through warm, funny characters, Shawn Stout builds a riveting bridge from the past that sheds light on today. Wholly memorable."--Rita Williams-Garcia, winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Award for P.S. Be Eleven "Shawn Stout's Frankie Baum is that rare creation: a character so real, so true, we don't just feel we know her--we are her. Irrepressible Frankie meets issues like prejudice and loyalty head on, in a story both highly entertaining and deeply thought-provoking. She may be #3 in her family, but she'll be #1 in the hearts of all who read this book."--Tricia Springstubb, author of What Happened on Fox Street "At turns hilarious, at turns heartbreaking, Shawn Stout's story shows us the damage that a whisper campaign can do to a family and a community, and at the same time shows us, each of us, a way to find our hearts. Frankie Baum is a hero from a distant time and yet a hero for all times, the kind of hero who never gets old. I loved this book from the very beginning to the very end."--Kathi Appelt, author of the National Book Award finalist and Newbery Honor book The Underneath "Stout uses an archly chummy direct address at several points, successfully and humorously breaking up tension in this cleareyed look at bad behavior by society....Successfully warmhearted and child-centered."-- Kirkus Reviews "Through Frankie's thoughtful insights, Stout addresses injustices such as racism and xenophobia without turning didactic...and the conclusion is a realistic mix of bittersweet and heartwarming."-- Publishers Weekly "Fans of Augusta Scattergood's Glory Be as well as those of Jeanne Birdsall's Pende