Download and read online Head in the Cloud in PDF and EPUB Never before have we had so much information at our fingertips. You might think that we are better-informed than ever, but there’s one thing we can’t ask Google: ‘What should I be googling?’ The way we consume information in the digital age has been blamed for driving political polarisation and leaving us unable to agree on basic facts. It’s also making us stupider. Personalised news feeds and social media echo chambers narrow our potential knowledge base. By now, we don’t even know what we don’t know. In Head in the Cloud, William Poundstone investigates the true worth of knowledge. An entertaining manifesto underpinned by big data analysis and illustrated by eye-opening anecdotes, it reveals the surprising benefits of broadening your horizons and provides an unnerving look at the consequences of being ill-informed.
Download and read online Head in the Clouds in PDF and EPUB Adelaide Proctor is a young woman with her head in the clouds, longing for a real-life storybook hero to claim as her own. But when a husband-hunting debacle leaves her humiliated, she interviews for a staid governess position on a central Texas sheep ranch and vows to leave her romantic yearnings behind. When Gideon Westcott left his privileged life in England to make a name for himself in America's wool industry, he never expected to become a father overnight. And five-year-old Isabella hasn't uttered a word since she lost her mother. The unconventionality of the new governess concerns Gideon--and intrigues him at the same time. But he can't afford distractions. He has a ranch to run, a shearing to oversee, and a suspicious fence-cutting to investigate. When Isabella's uncle comes to claim the child--and her inheritance--Gideon and Adelaide must work together to protect Isabella from the man's evil schemes. And soon neither can deny their growing attraction. But after so many heartbreaks, will Adelaide be willing to get her head out of the clouds and put her heart on the line?
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Download and read online Head in the Clouds in PDF and EPUB We're off to the circus; there's so much to see! With your head in the clouds and a new way to dream. This is a different kind of story where you play a part. You color the characters; you animate your art! Jack & Abby will share their imaginations with you. They celebrate your personality and creativity too!
Download and read online The Cloud Collector s Handbook in PDF and EPUB The perfect incentive for keeping your head in the clouds, The Cloud Collector's Handbook is a whimsical guide to the wonders of the sky. Throughout, author and cloud expert Gavin Pretor-Pinney catalogs a variety of clouds and gives readers points for spotting them and recording their finds. This fun and useful book features gorgeous full-color photographs that showcase a new type of cloud on every spread, from fluffy cumulus to the super rare horseshoe vortex to the wispy noctilucent clouds that hang at the fringes of space. Sure to be a hit with both aspiring and seasoned cloud gazers, this clever handbook will have everyone looking up.
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Download and read online With My Head in the Clouds and Stars in My Eyes in PDF and EPUB Looking at his homeland from a multitude of perspectives – as a traveller, writer of nostalgic prose, and historian, to name a few – award-winning writer Joobin Bekhrad presents in his third book yet another endearing portrait of his beloved Iran. Taking its title from a line in one of the book’s many diverse stories, as well as serving as a description of the author, With My Head in the Clouds and Stars in My Eyes brings together an assortment of tales – each unique, yet bound together by common threads – predominantly pertaining to the arts and culture of Iran and the author’s own life. It is at once a glimpse into the land and culture of an oft-maligned and misrepresented people, in addition to an autobiography of sorts. With many of their titles alluding to rock and roll, the stories cover a wide array of subject matter and vast spans of time, from prehistory to the present. Pieces such as Ramblings of an Iranian Wino and Of Bandits and Popinjays look at Iranian history and the influence of Iranian culture on the rest of the world. Others, such as Where the Boys Go, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,and Poet of Persia pay tribute to legends and masters, while prose pieces like I Want to Cry Like Soraya and Persian Heart, Northern Soul focus on the author’s own experiences, while making subtle, yet poignant references to Iranian culture along the way.
Download and read online Feet in the Clouds in PDF and EPUB DIV Nearly 10 years after its first publication, Aurum are re-issuing this classic running book which has defined a genre. It includes an introduction from bestselling author Robert Macfarlane and an epilogue from Richard Askwith. The concept of fell-running is simple: it’s a sport that involves running over mountains – sometimes one, sometimes many. It’s also immensely demanding. While running uphill is a stamina-sapping slog, running pell-mell down the other side requires the agility – and even recklessness – of a mountain goat. And there’s the weather to contend with. It may make the sports pages only rarely, but in areas like the Lake District and Snowdonia fell-running is the basis of a whole culture – indeed, race organisers sometimes have to turn competitors away so that fragile mountain uplands are not irrevocably damaged by too many thundering feet. Fixtures like the annual Ben Nevis and Snowdon races attract runners from all over Britain, and beyond. Others, such as the Wasdale and Ennerdale fell runs in the Lakeland valleys – gruelling marathons of more than 20 miles – remain truly local events for which the whole community turns out, with many of the runners back on the same fells the next day tending sheep. Now, Richard Askwith explores the world of fell-running in the only legitimate way: by donning his Ron Hill vest and studded shoes to spend a season running as many of the great fell races as he can, from Borrowdale to Ben Nevis: an arduous schedule that tests the very limits of one’s stamina and courage. Over the months he also meets the greats of fell-running – like the remarkable Joss Naylor, who to celebrate his fiftieth birthday ran all 214 major Lakeland fells in a single week; Billy Bland, the combative Borrowdale man whose astounding records still stand for many of the top races; and Bill Teasdale, a hero of the sport’s earlier, professional days, whom he tracks down to his tiny cottage in the northern Lakes. And ultimately Askwith’s obsession drives him to attempt the ultimate challenge: the Bob Graham Round – a non-stop circuit of 42 of the Lake District’s highest peaks to be completed within 24 hours. This is a portrait of one of the few sports to have remained utterly true to its roots – in which the point is not fame or fortune but to run the ancient, wild landscape, and to be a hero, if at all, within one’s own valley. Feet in the Clouds is a chronicle of a masochistic but admirable sporting obsession, an insight into one of the oldest extreme sports, and a lyrical tribute to Britain’s mountains and the men and women who live among them. /div
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Download and read online Head in the Clouds Feet in the Mud in PDF and EPUB It seems easy to worship God when life is going good, when we're living "in the clouds." But when we're slogging through the mud of life, our worship perspective can change. Aaron Welch challenges readers to experience the deepest of worship in the most difficult seasons of life.
Download and read online The Cloudspotter in PDF and EPUB His real name was Franklin. But everyone called him The Cloudspotter ... The Cloudspotter doesn't have many friends. He spends his time, all by himself, spotting not just clouds but adventures in the sky. This way, he doesn't feel so alone. Then, one day, an unexpected visitor appears in his adventures and it throws everything up in the air. Could it be that two cloudspotters are better than one?
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Download and read online The Cloudspotter s Guide in PDF and EPUB Discusses the history, types, and cultural fascination with clouds and explains what they mean in terms of climate and weather.
Download and read online Classroom in the Cloud in PDF and EPUB Get your head in the cloud! In this easy-to-use primer, the author of bestseller Going Google teams up with Twitter’s The Nerdy Teacher to demonstrate how cloud-based instruction can work for your school. With cloud computing, students connect with teachers, educators connect with colleagues, and opportunities for meaningful collaboration and innovation grow exponentially—without budget-busting investments in hardware and software. The book includes Practical tools for integrating cloud computing into the curriculum Student and teacher testimonies detailing examples of cloud-based instruction in action Step-by-step directions for classroom activities Chapters on storing, communicating, sharing, and creating Strategies for ensuring safety and security for students and information
Download and read online Nothing but the Clouds Unchanged in PDF and EPUB Much of how World War I is understood today is rooted in the artistic depictions of the brutal violence and considerable destruction that marked the conflict. Nothing but the Clouds Unchanged examines how the physical and psychological devastation of the war altered the course of twentieth-century artistic Modernism. Following the lives and works of fourteen artists before, during, and after the war, this book demonstrates how the conflict and the resulting trauma actively shaped artistic production. Featured artists include Georges Braque, Carlo Carrà, Otto Dix, Max Ernst, George Grosz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Oskar Kokoschka, Käthe Kollwitz, Fernand Léger, Wyndham Lewis, André Masson, László Moholy-Nagy, Paul Nash, and Oskar Schlemmer. Materials from the Getty Research Institute’s special collections—including letters, popular journals, posters, sketches, propaganda, books, and photographs—situate the works of the artists within the historical context, both personal and cultural, in which they were created. The volume accompanies a related exhibition on view at the Getty Research Institute Gallery from November 25, 2014, to April 19, 2015.