Time Bandit

Author: Andy Hillstrand,Johnathan Hillstrand,Malcolm MacPherson

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345507274

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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“Many brave hearts are asleep in the deep, so beware, beware,” goes the chorus of an old sailors’ sing-along that celebrates the allure and danger of the seafaring life. But make no mistake–there truly is much to beware for those who are drawn to risk their lives and seek their fortunes upon the waves. And perhaps none take more chances than the men and women who brave the tempestuous, bountiful waters of the Bering Sea. Season after season, they bond and battle with its icy depths, determined to reap yet one more rewarding harvest while eluding the ever-present threat of sudden, certain death. And among the rapidly diminishing ranks of these die-hard salts, brothers Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand have forged a reputation as fierce masters of their treacherous, enthralling trade. If you’ve watched their exploits on TV’s Deadliest Catch, you’ve only scratched the surface. To read Time Bandit is to step into their skins, smell the sea air, feel the frigid wind, and know with all your senses the exhilarating, and terrifying life on the edge. Natives of tiny, fishing hamlet, Homer, Alaska; sons of a hard-bitten, highly successful fisherman; and born with brine in their blood, the Hillstrand boys couldn’t imagine a life without a swaying deck underfoot and a harvest of mighty Alaskan king crabs waiting to be pulled from the ocean floor. In pursuit of their daily catch, the brothers brave ice floes and heaving waves 60 feet high, the perils of 1000-lb steel traps thrown about by the punishing wind, and the constant menace of the open, hungry water. Even the brothers’ downtime on land–where the deadly realities of the unforgiving sea are never far from their minds–is lived as if borrowed: fast and hard, haunted by the knowledge that the next season at sea could end asleep in the deep. Here is the Hillstrands’ own heartfelt hymn to the brutally hard, gloriously independent, and mysteriously soul-satisfying life that has earned them their daily bread and defined their existence. By turns raucous and reflective, exhilarating and anguished, enthralling, suspenseful, and wise, Time Bandit chronicles a larger-than-life love affair as old as civilization itself–a love affair between striving, willful man and inscrutable, enduring nature.

The Time Bandit Solution

Author: Edward G. Brown

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 0989915123

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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You may not realize you are at the mercy of Time Bandits - people who steal your precious time, not with malice or intention, but with crippling effect on your own pursuits. They steal 40-60% of your time. And because your worst Time Bandits are probably your family, colleagues, clients, bosses, and friends, we can't just say no - we would risk offending them, or worse, losing clients or getting fired. Thus, The Time Bandit Solution is a step-by-step lesson on how to recover stolen time you never knew you had. It is designed to teach you the arts and skills for graciously negotiating with the Time Bandits to prevent interruptions from sapping your productivity and satisfaction. The Time Bandit Solution also explains how the damage they cause lingers well beyond the interruption itself, how the stress of interruptions subtracts joy from your most important endeavors, and how to redeploy the time you recover. Do you often think or say, ''I have too much to do, and not enough time to do it''? If so, this book is for you. If you find yourself frustrated by too many interruptions and feel powerless to prevent them, you want to read this book. With The Time Bandit Solution, you will free yourself from the distress of unwanted, unnecessary and unproductive interruptions, and recapture the time to do what you must and what you dream of doing.

The Time Bandit

Author: Barry Cole

Publisher: barry cole

ISBN: 0993583148

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 145

View: 5491

The story is about two eleven year old children, Sam and Lizzie and the adventures they are sent on when they discover a one-arm-bandit in an old scrap year where they had gone to hide from PC Goodrich, the local police constable. Eager to see if the machine still works, Sam pulls on the lever and much to their horror the two children discover that the seemingly harmless looking fruit machine is in fact a time machine and before they realize what is happening, they are transported back to six hundred and fifty five AD and the boat burial of a Saxon king at Sutton Hoo. Bemused and thankful, the pair arrive safely back in the scrap yard only to find that PC Goodrich has discovered their hiding place and is waiting to apprehend them. But just as he is about to make his arrest, unable to resist a go on the fruit machine, before either of the children can stop him, the constable reaches out and pulls down the handle. Moments later and the trio find themselves transported back in time to the banks of the Little Bighorn river in Montana at the very moment that General Custer's is making his last stand. Caught up in the heat of the battle, unable to stop herself, Lizzie risks her life by saving a cavalry officers horse and although she wasn't to discover until later, her act of bravery on that fateful day, would immortalize a horse name Commanche and create a timeless memory in a nation's history that still lives on to this day.

Beating the Time Bandits How to Transform Time Into Success, Wealth & Happiness

Author: Robert Hartung

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1430309423

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 9784

Learn how to get the most out of every day and achieve more in less time by doing only the things most important to you. This book will teach you how to arrest the top 10 "Time Bandits" that prevent you from achieving real success, wealth & happiness.

Multi-armed Bandit Allocation Indices

Author: John Gittins,Kevin Glazebrook,Richard Weber

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119990215

Category: Mathematics

Page: 312

View: 8494

In 1989 the first edition of this book set out Gittins' pioneering index solution to the multi-armed bandit problem and his subsequent investigation of a wide of sequential resource allocation and stochastic scheduling problems. Since then there has been a remarkable flowering of new insights, generalizations and applications, to which Glazebrook and Weber have made major contributions. This second edition brings the story up to date. There are new chapters on the achievable region approach to stochastic optimization problems, the construction of performance bounds for suboptimal policies, Whittle's restless bandits, and the use of Lagrangian relaxation in the construction and evaluation of index policies. Some of the many varied proofs of the index theorem are discussed along with the insights that they provide. Many contemporary applications are surveyed, and over 150 new references are included. Over the past 40 years the Gittins index has helped theoreticians and practitioners to address a huge variety of problems within chemometrics, economics, engineering, numerical analysis, operational research, probability, statistics and website design. This new edition will be an important resource for others wishing to use this approach.

Bandit's Embrace

Author: Georgina Gentry

Publisher: Zebra Books

ISBN: 1420138243

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3202

TOO AROUSED TO RESIST When her scheming, jealous stepmother-to-be forced Amethyst Durango to enter a convent, the headstrong heiress swore she'd experience life to the fullest before being shut away. And when her violet eyes gazed upon the handsome Texas drifter at a sleepy stage stopover, Amethyst knew she'd found her mate. His sensual glance made her shiver with anticipation; his big calloused hands would electrify her with ecstasy. But when he galloped off afterwards without any promises to rescue her, the deceived senorita vowed she'd get back at the double-crosser—even if it meant never savoring his lying lips again! TOO LUCIOUS TO BE LAWFUL Rangy, rugged Bandit knew how to hold his cards, his liquor and his women, but when he first met the alluring Mexican maiden, he knew this was one gal he shouldn't touch! She was too young, too innocent, and too rich for a no-good mixed-blood cowboy like himself. Still, he couldn't stop his mouth from crushing hers any more than he could keep a stallion from a mare. And after he'd tasted and teased her, and pleasured and pleased her, it was too late to tell Amethyst he was on the run—and he could never again shelter her in his BANDIT'S EMBRACE.


Author: Donald Miller

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595891870

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

View: 2753

Bandit's Mountain takes place in the wilderness of Montana, after an earthquake levels a prison and frees twelve convicts. The convicts embark on a killing rampage in their quest to Canada and freedom. Ben Harper is a man who has the world by its tail. He is a man of honor, a man who keeps his promises. As he crosses the Montana state line on his way home on military leave, he reflects back on his troubled youth and on a stranger he attempted to rob. This stranger would change his life and become the man Ben called his father. Tired and hungry, Ben stops at motel and meets Wanda Jenkins, a lonely waitress. This chance meeting soon develops into a passionate love affair. Ben continues on his way home, promising to return for Wanda. After suffering car trouble, Ben finally reaches his destination only to find his parents murdered and his world shattered. A bloody note, found in his father's lifeless hand, sends Ben off on a trail of vigilante justice to a place called Bandit's Mountain.


Author: Julie Anne Schubert

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450261221

Category: Pets

Page: 136

View: 8426

In April 2006, an English bulldog was abandoned in a busy parking lot in Victorville, California. Severely malnourished, he roamed the parking lot and dashed between cars in search of food, water, and shade. Eventually saved by a bulldog rescue organization, “Tazz” was officially adopted in January 2007 and now greets everyone at the front door of his permanent home with a happy dance. Rescued! shares twenty-six heartfelt and compelling stories of rescue and rehabilitation that represent some of the best canine rescue organizations throughout California. These sweet tales of unconditional love and triumph over hardship will not only fill dog lovers with joy, wonder, and sadness, but also with an understanding that adoption can be a compassionate alternative to purchasing a dog from a breeder. From a dachshund who overcomes paralysis to the golden retriever who becomes a record-breaking swimmer, it is evident that in the end, these beautiful animals have guardian angels. All animals deserve love, compassion, and someone special to care for them. The stories in Rescued! joyfully celebrate the successful outcomes of rescued canines who now, thanks to the selfless work of volunteers, can greet visitors at their front doors with their own happy dance.

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