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Kobudo, the famous armed Okinawan fighting art that utilizes common farming implements in combat, and Te, the ancient Okinawan art of armed and unarmed combat, are two of the world's most widely practiced yet least-understood martial arts. This book studies the individual Kobudo and Te systems as they are practiced in Okinawa today and discusses their various histories and the lives of the masters who have most influenced them. Spiritualism in the Okinawan arts is also covered in detail, as the author masterfully describes the mix of Zen and native beliefs that are vital to these arts, yet a component that has been all but ignored by previous researchers. In addition, this is the first work to discuss anthropological theories on Okinawa and the development of fighting arts there from the Stone Age. This complete and wide-ranging study of Okinawan weaponry, history, and training is the ultimate guide to these important fighting arts.
Zenobia: The Curious Book of Business: A Tale of Triumph over Yes-Men, Cynics, Hedgers, and other Corporate Killjoysby Beth Kephart Matthew Emmens
Zenobia is a former industry giant bedeviled by paralyzing hierarchies, grossly inadequate communications, and distrust. It is a broken place, a fortress doomed to collapse upon itself.<P><P> Enter Moira, a young woman responding to a cryptic help wanted ad that asks her to report to room 133A - but there are no directions, no sign of the room, and nobody seems inclined to help her find it. As she moves through the Zenobian maze, Moira makes some surprising discoveries about the power of teamwork and the qualities that define true leaders. Her story is interwoven with that of a long-time Zenobia employee named Gallagher, who watches and comments as Moira tries to find the ever-elusive room 133A.<P> Zenobia reminds us that imagination is one of the most powerful, and most overlooked, elements of business success. Like Moira, those who succeed see what is not yet there, keep faith in their vision, take risks to achieve it, and inspire others to join them. This unusual book will move readers to take a fresh and fearless look at their own organizations and to remember that leadership is not determined by title or position. Rather, as the want ad Moira answers puts it, "Creative persistence a prerequisite. A desire for the extraordinary an absolute must."
Unwind, Tangle and Relax! In Zentangle Untangled, Kass Hall introduces you to the fun and relaxing "doodling" process of Zentangle©--an engaging art form that uses repetitive patterns to create striking works of art that anyone can achieve regardless of age or artistic ability. Following an explanation of the Zentangle© process, inside you will find 12 step-by-step demonstrations showing you how to create enticing tangle patterns, followed by several examples of how to add eye-popping color to your pieces, as well as fun ways to use tangles in your art journals. Captivating pieces from Kass and a slew of other artists will further satisfy your craving for inspiration! Inside you will find: 12 step-by-step demonstrations of tangle patterns to make getting started easy! Different ways to introduce color, a variety of art materials, photography, and much more to your pieces. How to take your pen-and-ink tangles to the next step by enhancing them digitally!
Unwind, Tangle and Relax! InZentangle Untangled, Kass Hall introduces you to the fun and relaxing "doodling" process of Zentangle©--an engaging art form that uses repetitive patterns to create striking works of art that anyone can achieve regardless of age or artistic ability. Following an explanation of the Zentangle© process, inside you will find 12 step-by-step demonstrations showing you how to create enticing tangle patterns, followed by several examples of how to add eye-popping color to your pieces, as well as fun ways to use tangles in your art journals. Captivating pieces from Kass and a slew of other artists will further satisfy your craving for inspiration! Inside you will find: 12 step-by-step demonstrations of tangle patterns to make getting started easy! Different ways to introduce color, a variety of art materials, photography, and much more to your pieces. How to take your pen-and-ink tangles to the next step by enhancing them digitally!
Danger intensifies in the latest thrilling installment in an action-packed series!Bad news for the Higher Institute of Villainous Education, aka H.I.V.E.: Overlord is reborn and has developed the chilling ability to move from body to body, erasing the host's personality--and ultimately killing them. Overlord must find Otto, the only host designed to truly contain him, and for that he needs to know the location of H.I.V.E. He also plans to take control of a secret U.S. Army facility that is home to the Autonomous Weapon Program, a computer-controlled system uniquely vulnerable to Overlord's control.In the face of these threats, Nero is forced to activate Zero Hour, a plan designed to deal with any member of G.L.O.V.E--the Global League of Villainous Enterprises--who is on the brink of true global domination. Nero also knows that Otto must not be allowed to fall into Overlord's hands, and a desperate race across the globe begins.
The dazzling new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series from the grand master of adventure. CLIVE CUSSLER'S NUMA FILES novels continue to deliver the "action, over-the-horizon technical wizardry, beautiful and talented women and exotic locations" (Kirkus Reviews) that readers and critics relish alike. "Cussler [is] still plotting at the top of his game," exclaimed Publishers Weekly about The Storm. But with Zero Hour, Cussler takes the NUMA Special Assignments Team on their most high-stakes adventure yet. It is called zero-point energy, and it really exists--a state of energy contained in all matter everywhere, and thus all but unlimited. Nobody has ever figured out how to tap into it, however--until one scientist finds a way. But he does not intend to use his discovery for good. Rejected and vilified by the international community, he plans to use zero-point energy to exact terrifying revenge on entire nations, constructing machines of unthinkable destruction ... machines that could unleash world-altering earthquakes and create fissures in tectonic plates. He claims that the fate of whole continents will be his to command. But the truth may be more terrifying still, for others believe that once the force of zero-point energy is released ... it cannot be controlled. Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala, and the rest of the NUMA team begin a desperate race to find these deadly machines and destroy them before they're activated. But other parties are also in the hunt, and their goals may be more sinister. From the barren plains of the Australian outback to the crashing waves of the Great Southern Ocean to a volcanic, icebound island, the team will risk everything to stop the devastation before it's too late. Rich with the endless imagination and explosive action that are his hallmarks, Zero Hour is another thrilling work that's classic Cussler.
Praise For Zero Limits "This riveting book can awaken humanity. It reveals the simple power of four phrases to transform your life. It's all based in love by an author spreading love. You should get ten copies of it----one for you and nine to give away. It's that good. " ---- Debbie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers "I love this book! I feel it will be the definitive personal-change/self-help book for at least a generation and viewed as a watershed event by historians. There is real potential for this book to start a movement that will end war, poverty, and the environmental devastation of our beloved planet. " ---- Marc Gitterle, MD, www. CardioSecret. com "This book is like a stick of dynamite, and the moment you start reading, the fuse is lit. It blows away all the complex and confusing success paradigms of the past and reveals a refreshing and clear path to transform your life with just one simple step. As you explore Zero Limits with Vitale, be prepared for a journey that is both challenging and inspiring beyond anything you've imagined. " ---- Craig Perrine, www. MaverickMarketer. com "There are more than 6 billion different manifestations of human existence on the planet?and only one of us here. In Zero Limits, Vitale has captured the truth that all great spiritual, scientific, and psychological principles teach at the most fundamental level. Boil it all down to the basics and the keys are quite simple---- the answer to all life's challenges is profound love and gratitude. Read this book; it's a reminder of the truth and ability you already possess. " ---- James Arthur Ray, philosopher and bestselling author of Practical Spirituality and The Science of Success "Wow! This is the best and most important book Vitale has ever written!" ---- Cindy Cashman, www. FirstSpaceWedding. com "I couldn't put it down. This book elegantly sketches what I've learned and learned about in twenty-one years of personal study, and then it takes it to the next level. If you're looking for true peace along with 'the good stuff,' then this book is for you. " ---- David Garfinkel, author of Advertising Headlines That Make You Rich "Zero Limits is Vitale's adventure into the most mind-altering reading experience of your life. " ---- Joseph Sugarman, President, BluBlocker Sunglasses, Inc.
CRITICAL STRIKE The President has personally pulled Mack Bolan in on this one--a national security crisis involving the most advanced piece of technology ever conceived. Zero Platform is about to become the first orbiting weapons system operated by human/machine interface. Zero's command center has been razed to the ground, but the person willing to become the first human prototype of biocybernetic engineering survived the attack. Now Doug Buchanan is running for his life, a wanted man on three fronts: by America's enemies determined to destroy Zero's capabilities; by traitors inside Washington plotting a hostile takeover of the U.S. government; and by the only individual who can save Buchanan-and America-from the unthinkable!
Zero-Resistance Selling is your guide to literally "reprogramming" your own self-image to help you attain your loftiest selling and career goals. You'll find step-by-step strategies to harness the power of your imagination to wipe away resistance to your sales presentations ... become an irresistible "master closer" ... conquer self-defeating habits ... and use stress to your advantage.
When you're a new parent, the miracle of life might not always feel so miraculous. Maybe your latest 2:00 a.m., 2:45 a.m., and 3:30 a.m. wake-up calls have left you wondering how "sleep like a baby" ever became a figure of speech-and what the options are for restoring your sanity. Or your child just left bite marks on someone, and you're wondering how to handle it.First-time mom Tracy Cutchlow knows what you're going through. In Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I've Learned So Far), she takes dozens of parenting tips based on scientific research and distills them into something you can easily digest during one of your two-minute-long breaks in the day. The pages are beautifully illustrated by award-winning photojournalist Betty Udesen.Combining the warmth of a best friend with a straightforward style, Tracy addresses questions such as:Should I talk to my pregnant belly / newborn? Is that going to feel weird? (Yes, and absolutely.)How do I help baby sleep well? (Start with the 45-minute rule.)How can I instill a love of learning in my child? (By using specific types of praise and criticism.)What will boost my child's success in school? (Play that requires self-control, like make-believe.)My baby loves videos and cell-phone games. That's cool, right? (If you play, too.)What tamps down temper tantrums? (Naming emotions out loud.)My sweet baby just hit a playmate / lied to me about un-potting the plant / talked back. Now what? (Choose one of three logical consequences.)How do I get through an entire day of this? (With help. Lots of help.)Who knew babies were so funny? (They are!)Whether you read the book front to back or skip around, Zero to Five will help you make the best of the tantrums (yours and baby's), moments of pure joy, and other surprises along the totally-worth-it journey of parenting.
The Analects is a compendium of the sayings of Confucius (551--479 b.c.e.), transcribed and passed down by his disciples. How it came to be transformed by Zhu Xi (1130--1200) into one of the most philosophically significant texts in the Confucian tradition is the subject of this book. Scholarly attention in China had long been devoted to the Analects. By the time of Zhu Xi, a rich history of commentary had grown up around it. But Zhu, claiming that the Analects was one of the authoritative texts in the canon and should be read before all others, gave it a still more privileged status in the tradition. He spent decades preparing an extended interlinear commentary on it. Sustained by a newer, more elaborate language of metaphysics, Zhu's commentary on the Analects marked a significant shift in the philosophical orientation of Confucianism -- a shift that redefined the Confucian tradition for the next eight centuries, not only in China, but in Japan and Korea well. Gardner's translations and analysis of Zhu Xi's commentary on the Analects show one of China's great thinkers in an interesting and complex act of philosophical negotiation. Through an interlinear, line-by-line "dialogue" with Confucius, Zhu effected a reconciliation of the teachings of the Master, commentary by later exegetes, and contemporary philosophical concerns of Song-dynasty scholars. By comparing Zhu's reading of the Analects with the earlier standard reading by He Yan (190--249), Gardner illuminates what is dramatically new in Zhu Xi's interpretation of the Analects. A pioneering study of Zhu Xi's reading of the Analects, this book demonstrates how commentary is both informed by a text and informs future readings, and highlights the importance of interlinear commentary as a genre in Chinese philosophy.
Only by understanding Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is the central tenet of the philosophy that was to become Daoism, espoused by the person -- or group of people -- known as Zhuanzi (369?-286? B.C.), in the text of the same name. In order to be free, individuals must discard rigid conventions that distinguish good from bad, right from wrong, and follow a course of action not founded on motives of gain or striving. When one ceases to judge events as good or bad, man-made suffering disappears and natural suffering is embraced as part of life. Elucidating a mystical philosophy dedicated to the spiritual nourishment of the individual, Zhuangzi makes many points through humor. He also uses parable and anecdote, non sequitur and even nonsense, to jolt the reader into awareness of truth outside the pale of ordinary logic. With inspired, unconventional language and visionary ideas, the Zhuangzi seems to float free of the historical period and society in which it was written, addressing all people across all ages. Columbia presents this renowned translation by Burton Watson of a seminal text in Chinese philosophy in pinyin romanization for the first time.
"Pure whimsical delight. Magic does blow throughout the world, and Zip proves it!" -Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of ttyl one girl + one scooter = journey of a lifetime When Lyssa's mother died, so did the magic-that special something that always made the sunflowers grow taller and the strawberry jelly taste sweeter. So when Lyssa receives the alarming news that her childhood home in Texas is about to be bulldozed, she sets off on a two-wheeled cross-country journey to save her family home-and with it, the last remaining sparkle of her earlier life. On her odyssey, Lyssa meets some decidedly unusual people-from rowdy cowgirls to a chorus line of singing mermaids-and discovers adventure at every highway turn. But it's the magic that she uncovers, little by little, along the way that will ultimately put a new zip in her step! .
When Zlata's Diary was first published at the height of the Bosnian conflict, it became an international bestseller and was compared to The Diary of Anne Frank, both for the freshness of its voice and the grimness of the world it describes. It begins as the day-today record of the life of a typical eleven-year-old girl, preoccupied by piano lessons and birthday parties. But as war engulfs Sarajevo, Zlata Filipovic becomes a witness to food shortages and the deaths of friends and learns to wait out bombardments in a neighbor's cellar. Yet throughout she remains courageous and observant. The result is a book that has the power to move and instruct readers a world away.
The shocking true story of the hunt for the nation's most elusive serial killer, a sexual sadist who took pleasure in torture and murder and taunting the police
At the dawn of time, there were 13 Houses in the Zodiac Galaxy. Now only 12 remain.... Rhoma Grace is a 16-year-old student from House Cancer with an unusual way of reading the stars. While her classmates use measurements to make accurate astrological predictions, Rho can't solve for 'x' to save her life--so instead, she looks up at the night sky and makes up stories.When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, sending its ocean planet off-kilter and killing thousands of citizens--including its beloved Guardian--Rho is more surprised than anyone when she is named the House's new leader. But, a true Cancrian who loves her home fiercely and will protect her people no matter what, Rho accepts.Then, when more Houses fall victim to freak weather catastrophes, Rho starts seeing a pattern in the stars. She suspects Ophiuchus--the exiled 13th Guardian of Zodiac legend--has returned to exact his revenge across the Galaxy. Now Rho--along with Hysan Dax, a young envoy from House Libra, and Mathias, her guide and a member of her Royal Guard--must travel through the Zodiac to warn the other Guardians.But who will believe anything this young novice says? Whom can Rho trust in a universe defined by differences? And how can she convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac?Embark on a dazzling journey with ZODIAC, the first novel in an epic sci-fi-meets-high-fantasy series set in a galaxy inspired by the astrological signs.
A return to the bestselling Old Man's War universe, by science fiction's fastest-rising new star, told from the point of view of one of the most appealing characters in the series!
Zoey speaks out when she dares to tell Jake the truth about his ruined prom night with Kate. Choosing between loyalty to her sister or to her friends, Zoey faces a terrible dilemma. But sometimes the right decisions are the hardest ones... Aisha speaks out about the man she really loves, but will he listen? Claire speaks out in hopes of repairing the damage she has caused to her father's heart. Life is looking up and celebrations are in order for everyone but Lara whose seething rage runs out of control when she gets drunk one too many times. Follow the island teens' stories of heartbreak and heartfix in The Making Out series available from Bookshare. They are #1 Zoey Fools Around, #2 Jake Finds Out, #3 Nina Won't Tell, #4 Ben's In Love, #5 Claire Gets Caught, #6 What Zoey Saw, #7 Lucas Gets Hurt, #8 Aisha Goes Wild, #9 Zoey Plays Games, #10 Nina Shapes Up, #11 Ben Takes A Chance, #12 Claire Can't Lose, #13 Don't Tell Zoey, #14 Aaron Lets Go, #15 Who Loves Kate?, #16 Lara Gets Even, #17 Two Timing Aisha, #19 Kate Finds Love, #20 Never Trust Lara, #21 Trouble with Aaron, #22 Always Loving Zoey, #24 Now Zoey's Alone, #25 Don't Forget Lara, #26 Zoey's Broken Heart, #27 Falling for Claire, and last, #28 Zoey Comes Home.
When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B's racist father thinks it's a joke-- but even if it isn't, he figures, it's ok to lose a few Irish.B doesn't fully buy into Dad's racism, but figures it's easier to go along with it than to risk the fights and abuse that will surely follow sticking up for Muslims, blacks, or immigrants. And when dodging his fists doesn't work, B doesn't hesitate to take the piss out of kids at school with a few slaps or cruel remarks. That is, until zombies attack the school. B is forced on a mad dash through the serpentine corridors of high school, making allegiances with anyone with enough gall to fight off their pursuers.
After escaping a secret military complex amid the zombie apocalypse, B roams the streets of a very changed London, dirty and dangerous and eerily quiet, except for the shuffling of the undead. Once again, B must find a way to survive against brain-eating zombies --and now also against those who have seized control of the city. With danger lurking around every corner and no one to trust, B must decide whether to join the creepy Mr. Dowling in exchange for his protection. When everyone around you is dead, where do you turn for help?
B's first mission with the Angels --sentient, do-gooder zombies-- went horribly wrong when vicious members of the Ku Klux Klan attacked New Kirkham, a stronghold of precious human survivors. B is not about to let the racist thugs persecute innocent people, but while saving the town, one of B's oldest friends is kidnapped by the Klan.The Angels are prepared to do what it takes to save him, but B will have to make some very hard decisions about loyalties--to old friends, to the Angels, and to new families and old.
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, B Smith has decided to live--and to fight for good as long as possible. However, London is overridden with the brain-eating undead and swarming with human mercenaries whose sense of right and wrong dissolved when society did. When they lay a trap, B is captured. And it'll take dozens of battles--and the fight of a lifetime--to escape. Filled with gripping, bloody action sequences, the sixth book in Darren Shan's horrifying Zom-B series promises the fright--and the fight--of your life.
Waking up in a military complex, months after zombies attacked school, B has no memory of the last few months. Life in the UK has turned tough since the outbreak, and B is woven into life- and battle- in the new military regime quickly. But as B learns more about the zombies held in the complex and the scientists keeping them captive, unease settles in. Why exactly was B saved? And is there anyone left in the world to trust?
This thrilling sequel to the bestselling "The Day My Butt Went Psycho" boldly goes where no butt has gone before. Can young Zack stop an invasion of Zombie Butts from taking over the planet? Or is Earth doomed to suffer the tyranny of the stinkiest space invaders this side of Uranus?
Zombie Attack! When brain-gobbling zombies invade, a sleepover at Zack Clarke's house quickly turns into a Level-3 creep-over. The undead have infested the streets, filling the air with deathly moans and the stench of rotting flesh. Meet the Zombie Chasers: Zack: His house is a wreck, his sister's a zombie, and he's stolen his mom's Volvo. He's totally going to be grounded if he survives the night. . . . Rice: He's studied The Zombie Survival Guide, but is he prepared to fight the living dead? Madison: She seriously cannot believe her best friend has become a zombie and left her alone with these dweebs! They're on a mission to save the world, but first they have to survive their flesh-eating, half-dead neighbors-and one another. Can the Zombie Chasers make it out alive?
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