Pushing the Limits

Author: Chic Scott

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780921102595

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 440

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Recipient of the Banff Mountain Book Festival's Canadian Rockies Award A book to be read and digested, then sampled, then read and dipped into often a fine achievement for this dedicated author Bruce Fairley,Canadian Alpine Journal HOLY SHIT WAAAAAAAAAT A FABBBBBULOUS TOME. Tami Knight, Illustrator/Mountaineer This important new book tells the story of Canada's 200-year mountaineering history. Through the use of stories and pictures, Chic Scott documents the evolution of climbing in Canada. He introduces us to the early mountain pioneers and the modern day climbing athletes; he takes us to the crags and the gyms, from the west coast to Québec, and from the Yukon to the Rockies. But most importantly, Scott showcases Canadian climbers-the routes that challenged them, the peaks that inspired them, their insatiable desire to climber harder, to push the limits. Begin the trek through Canada's climbing history Learn about Swiss guides hired by CPR hotels who ushered in the glory years of first ascents. Continue through to the turn of the twentieth century when British and American climbers of leisure found themselves hampered by the difficulties of travel through the Canadian wilderness. Learn about the European immigrants of the 1950s who pushed the limits on the rock walls, and the American superstars who led the search for frightening new routes on the big north faces. Be there when British expatriates pioneer an exciting new trend in world mountaineering-waterfall ice climbing. Witness the popular growth of sport climbing, both on the crags and in the gyms. Finally, enjoy the story of home-grown climbers. Initially slow to take up the challenge, both at home and overseas, they are now leaders in the climbing world.

Pushing the Limits

Author: Mike Calhoun,Mel Walker

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418552755

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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What would you give to sit down with some of the most influential youth workers in the country? Not just the big names but those individuals who have proven time after time that they have a passion for reaching teens today that is pushing the limits of traditional youth ministry? In Pushing the Limits, veteran youth workers Mike Calhoun and Mel Walker have collected some of the best writing from youth pastors and leaders in churches big and small around the country who are doing what it takes to tap into the true potential of youth ministry. They give you the opportunity to find out what these youth leaders are doing that is making an impact and put it to work in your own ministry.

Pushing the Limits

Author: Katie McGarry

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488086389

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

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Book 1 in Katie McGarry’s award-winning, powerful and romantic Pushing the Limits series, perfect for fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout, Stephanie Perkins and Simone Elkeles! “A riveting and emotional ride!” —New York Times bestselling author Simone Elkeles “An edgy romance that pulls you in and never lets go. I was hooked!” —Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author of Firstlife So wrong for each other…and yet so right. No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with “freaky” scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth. But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can PUSH THE LIMITS and what she’ll risk for the one guy who might teach her HOW TO LOVE AGAIN. Originally published in July 2012.

Pushing the Limits

Author: Casey Stoner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409129241

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Casey Stoner, the two-time World MotoGP champion, tells his own explosive story. Showing anything is possible when determination meets talent, two-time World MotoGP champion Casey Stoner shares his incredible journey from being a Queensland toddler with an extraordinary ability on a motorbike to his decision to retire at 27 with nothing left to prove. For the first time, he tells of his early family life, the development of his riding skills and why his parents decided to sell everything and travel from Australia to Europe to chase the dream and support his aim to become World Champion when he was only 14 years old. As fearless with his opinions as he is on the racetrack, Casey includes all the highs and lows of his life so far: the real reason he left for Europe so young, his thoughts on racing as it stands today, the riders' hierarchy, the politics of racing, the importance of family, his battle with illness and why he decided to turn his back on a multimillion-dollar contract when he was still winning. And he also lets us in on some of the new goals he has set for himself.

CSS3 Pushing the Limits

Author: Stephen Greig

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118652614

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 1686


Push CSS3 and your design skills to the limit—andbeyond! Representing an evolutionary leap forward for CSS, CSS3 ischock-full of new capabilities that dramatically expand theboundaries of what a styling language can do. But many of those newfeatures remain undocumented, making it difficult to learn whatthey are and how to use them to create the sophisticated sites andweb apps clients demand and users have grown to expect. Until now. This book introduces you to all of CSS3’s new and advancedfeatures, and, with the help of dozens of real-world examples andlive demos, it shows how to use those features to design dazzling,fully-responsive sites and web apps. Among other things, you’ll learn how to: • Useadvanced selectors and an array of powerful new text tools • Createadaptable background images, decorative borders, and complexpatterns • Createamazing effects with 2D and 3D transforms, transitions, andkeyframe-based animations • Takeadvantage of new layout tools to solve an array of advanced layoutchallenges—fast • Vastlysimplify responsive site design using media queries and new layoutmodules • Createabstract and scalable shapes and icons withpseudo-elements • Leveragepreprocessors and use CSS like a programming language within astylesheet context Don’t pass up this opportunity to go beyond thebasics and learn what CSS3 can really do!

(Pushing) the Limits of Neuroplasticity Induced by Adult Language Acquisition

Author: Jurriaan Witteman,Leticia Pablos-Robles,Maria Carmen Parafita Couto,Niels Schiller,Yiya Chen,Patrick Wong

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 2889456404

Category:

Page: N.A

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Most adults attempt to learn a second or even third language at some point in their life. Since language exposure is one of the most intense cognitive training regimes one can encounter, it is not surprising that previous research has shown that multilingualism can induce profound change in the brain or ‘neuroplasticity’.What remains unclear is the scope of such adult language learning induced neuroplasticity. In other words, much is yet to be investigated about the factors that limit or promote adult language learning induced neuroplasticity. On the one hand, the present research topic discusses research that sheds light on neural mechanisms that limit adult language learning induced neuroplasticity such as: neural mechanisms of first language interference in the acquisition of a second language and reduced opportunity for language induced neuroplasticity due to aging. On the other hand, the Research Topic discusses factors that could enhance non-native language learning (and underlying neuroplastic mechanisms), such as the duration of the training regime, language aptitude, and meta-linguistic awareness. Therefore, the goal of the present Research Topic is to examine both the limits of neuroplasticity in adult language learning and the ways to push beyond those limits. Understanding of such limits and frontiers to push beyond the limits is not only theoretically fundamental but could also have practical implications for enhancing language training programmes.

iOS 5 Programming Pushing the Limits

Author: Rob Napier,Mugunth Kumar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119961599

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 3582


Open the door to endless new app development possibilities Pushing the Limits with iOS 5 Programming is an expert guide for developers aiming to create unique applications for Apple's iPad 2, iPhone, and the iPod Touch, which includes the latest version of the Apple iPhone SDK, iOS 5. This text goes beyond the basics to keep you ahead of the technology curve and spark your innovative nature to create seamless, functional, and fun apps. With a focus on advanced techniques for app development, you will learn to differentiate your apps from all the rest. With this must-have book, you'll explore advanced coverage of a variety of development topics, such as developing with deep Objective-C, while you learn to create amazing applications for Apple's iPad 2, iPhone, and iPod touch. Veteran mobile developers and authors guide you through maximizing your programs as they delve into topics not commonly found elsewhere. Provides a solid foundation in the patterns of iOS Shares tips for running on multiple platforms and best using security services Discusses topics such as controlling multitasking, advanced text layout and more Demonstrates how to think differently with blocks and functional programming Teaches table view, performance, and money-making optimization Eliminates common challenges with memory management and iOS information flow Pushing the Limits with iOS 5 Programming allows you to take on the future with confidence in your new, stand-out app design skills.

Pushing the Limits Collection Volume 2

Author: Katie McGarry

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488098883

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: N.A

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Don’t miss these irresistible reads from the beloved Pushing the Limits series by critically acclaimed author Katie McGarry, perfect for fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout, Stephanie Perkins, and Erin Watt! TAKE ME ON Champion kickboxer Haley swore she’d never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young, the guy she can’t stop thinking about. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she’d stay away from. Yet he won’t last five seconds in the ring without her help. BREAKING THE RULES For new high school graduate Echo Emerson, a summer road trip out west with her hot and soul-battered boyfriend, Noah Hutchins, means getting away and forgetting what makes her so…different. Now, with one week left before college orientation, jobs and real life, Echo must decide if Noah’s more than the bad-boy fling everyone warned her he’d be. CHASING IMPOSSIBLE Tough and independent, seventeen-year-old Abby lets very few people into her inner circle. It’s common knowledge in her Kentucky town that she deals drugs, but not even her closest friends know why. When Abby’s lifestyle leaves her in danger, she finds herself reluctantly forced to lean on daredevil Logan. Titles originally published in 2014 and 2015.

iOS 6 Programming Pushing the Limits

Author: Rob Napier,Mugunth Kumar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118449975

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 552

View: 6910


Learn to build extraordinary apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch iOS is the hottest development platform around, and iOS 6 adds a new and deeper dimension to explore. This guide offers serious information for serious programmers who know the basics and are ready to dive into the advanced features of iOS. You'll learn to create killer apps for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, including how to maximize performance and make more money from your apps with in-app purchases. Topics covered include security, multitasking, running on multiple platforms, blocks and functional programming, advanced text layout, and much more. App development for iPhones and iPads is a lucrative and exciting venture; books on this topic are steady bestsellers This advanced guide helps experienced developers take full advantage of the latest platform upgrade, iOS 6 Provides in-depth background on maximizing your apps with Apple's iPhone SDK 6.0, including the major new APIs and building applications for the new iPad Covers keeping control of multitasking, increasing income with in-app purchases, key value observing with Cocoa, running on multiple platforms, advanced text layout, building a Core foundation, and more iOS 6 Programming: Pushing the Limits gives experienced mobile developers a wealth of knowledge for creating outstanding iPhone and iPad apps on the latest platform.

Pushing the Limits

Author: Melanie Stewart

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 9780307234520

Category: Athletes

Page: 112

View: 7592


Ana Suarez, a dedicated athlete at Manhattan International High School who is training for the triathlon, must face the efforts of her highly competitive teammate, Clarisse, to keep her from succeeding.