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Breaking The Surface

Author : Greg Louganis
ISBN : 1402250029
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This is a new edition of Greg Louganis's 1995 #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography and Literary Guild Selection. It is the unflinchingly honest first-person account of a man breaking free of a lifetime of silence and isolation. Born to a young Samoan father and Northern European mother, and adopted at nine months, Greg began diving at age nine, and at sixteen won a silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. But despite his astonishing athletic skill, Greg struggled with late-detected dyslexia, prejudice toward his dark skin coloring and anguish over his homosexuality, which he felt compelled to hide. Being in the spotlight intensified his difficulties with relationships and substance abuse. However, Louganis went on to win double gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. His triumph at the 1988 Olympics came several months after he tested positive for HIV. This is the haunting, searingly candid story of the world's greatest diver. This new edition includes a new foreword.

Breaking The Surface

Author : Vicki J. Kuyper
ISBN : 9781596692343
Genre : Religion
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It is often one of the five senses that triggers a memory or thought. Breaking the Surface, shows readers through personal examples and biblical stories how to use their five senses as a way of developing a more consistent, peaceful, and deeper relationship with their heavenly father. With a fresh approach of using “touchstones”, readers will begin to recognize the usefulness of physical reminders as triggers to set their thoughts on God, and the things of God. Through each chapter readers will be encouraged to adopt personal touchstones; daily memory aides to help them in this process resulting in a deeper prayer life. As readers grow to understand how setting their minds on the things of God, they will experience a sense of renewal and peace. They will gain a deeper understanding of how to become 'living stones' that point the way toward Jesus and will be challenged to sort the precious from the worthless in their lives. Formatted as an individual read, it is also appropriate for small groups.

Breaking The Surface

Author : Andrea Ring
ISBN : 1508963541
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The sequel to UNDER WATER! Sisters and best friends, Bea and Kate couldn't be more different. Bea is a 6'1" tomboy, uncomfortable in her own skin. Kate is 5'4," confident, yet hiding a big part of herself. When they each meet that GUY, you know the one, who sets their hearts pounding and their palms sweating, they'll have to confront those hidden parts of themselves to answer the question everyone wonders: Can anyone love the real me?

Breaking And Dissipation Of Ocean Surface Waves

Author : Alexander Babanin
ISBN : 9781139502726
Genre : Science
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Wave breaking represents one of the most interesting and challenging problems for fluid mechanics and physical oceanography. Over the last 15 years our understanding has undergone a dramatic leap forward, and wave breaking has emerged as a process whose physics is clarified and quantified. Ocean wave breaking plays the primary role in the air-sea exchange of momentum, mass and heat, and it is of significant importance for ocean remote sensing, coastal and ocean engineering, navigation and other practical applications. This book outlines the state of the art in our understanding of wave breaking and presents the main outstanding problems. It is a valuable resource for anyone interested in this topic: researchers, modellers, forecasters, engineers and graduate students in physical oceanography, meteorology and ocean engineering.

Transport At The Air Sea Interface

Author : Christoph S. Garbe
ISBN : 9783540369066
Genre : Science
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One key uncertainty in predictions of future climate is caused by the lack of knowledge of transport processes in the air-water interface; this poses the main transfer resistance between oceans and atmosphere. This book reviews recent progress in the domains of experimental process studies as well as computer stimulation. It represents an early approach of merging insights gained in both fields and broadens our understanding of air-water gas and heat exchange.

The Near Surface Layer Of The Ocean

Author : Alexander Soloviev
ISBN : 1402040520
Genre : Science
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Until the 1980s, a tacit agreement among many physical oceanographers was that nothing deserving attention could be found in the upper few meters of the ocean. The lack of adequete knowledge about the near-surface layer of the ocean was mainly due to the fact that the widely used oceanographic instruments (such as bathythermographs, CTDs, current meters, etc.) were practically useless in the upper few meters of the ocean. Interest in the ne- surface layer of the ocean rapidly increased along with the development of remote sensing techniques. The interpretation of ocean surface signals sensed from satellites demanded thorough knowledge of upper ocean processes and their connection to the ocean interior. Despite its accessibility to the investigator, the near-surface layer of the ocean is not a simple subject of experimental study. Random, sometimes huge, vertical motions of the ocean surface due to surface waves are a serious complication for collecting quality data close to the ocean surface. The supposedly minor problem of avoiding disturbances from ships’ wakes has frustrated several generations of oceanographers attempting to take reliable data from the upper few meters of the ocean. Important practical applications nevertheless demanded action, and as a result several pioneering works in the 1970s and 1980s laid the foundation for the new subject of oceanography – the near-surface layer of the ocean.

Sea Surface Sound

Author : B.R. Kerman
ISBN : 9789400930179
Genre : Science
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In its relentless pursuit of further knowledge, science tends to compartmentalize. Over the years the pursuit of What might be called geophysical acoustics of the sea-surface has languished. This has occured even through there are well-developed and active research programs in underwater acoustics, ocean hydrodynamics, cloud and precipitation physics, and ice mechanics - to name a few - as well as a history of engineering expertise built on these scientific fields. It remained to create a convergence, a dialogue across disciplines, of mutual benefit. The central theme of the Lerici workshop, perhaps overly simplified, was 'What are the mechanisms causing ambient noise at the upper surface of the ocean?' What could hydrodynamicists contribute to a better understanding of breaking wave dynamics, bubble production, ocean wave dynamics, or near-surface turbulence for the benefit of the underwater acoustics community? What further insights could fluid dynamicists gain by including acoustic measurements in their repertoire of instrumentation? While every attendee will have his or her percep tions of details, it was universally agreed that a valuable step had been taken to bring together two mature disciplines and that significant co-operative studies would undoubtedly follow. The scope of the workshop was enlarged beyond its original intent to also include the question of ice-noise generation. The success of this decision can be seen in high quality of the presentations. the contribution of its disciples in the other workshop discussions and the heightened awareness and interest of we other novices.

Mechanical Deburring And Surface Finishing Technology

Author : Scheider
ISBN : 0824781570
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This handbook focuses on product application principles in the design, development, engineering, and shop floor techniques of deburring, edge contouring, and surface-conditioning methods, systems, and processes highlighting semi-automatic equipment, robotics, automated machinery, and computer-contro

Issues In Mechanical Engineering 2011 Edition

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ISBN : 9781464963742
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Issues in Mechanical Engineering / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Mechanical Engineering. The editors have built Issues in Mechanical Engineering: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Mechanical Engineering in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Mechanical Engineering: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Ocean Waves Breaking And Marine Aerosol Fluxes

Author : Stanislaw R. Massel
ISBN : 9780387690926
Genre : Science
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This book fills a gap in knowledge of breaking waves and their influence on the generation of marine fluxes from ocean surfaces. Based on published data as well as on the author's experience, the text explores in detail the relationship chain of breaking waves, whitecaps coverage, rate of wave energy dissipation, amount of aerosol fluxes rising from a given sea basin, and possible seasonal variations.

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