Prospect

Author: Bill Littlefield
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618086870
Format: PDF
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A retired baseball scout gets another chance for signing The Prospect.

Top Prospect

Author: Paul Volponi
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
ISBN: 1512418757
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Travis Gardner lives to play quarterback. He's a standout QB by the middle school, and he's prepared to put everything he has into the game. Then Gainesville University's head coach makes Travis a promise: Travis will have a place on the team, and a scholarship to go with it. He just has to get through high school first. As Travis starts ninth grade, he'll have to earn his teammates' trust and dodge opponents aiming to sack the star quarterback. But his biggest challenge might be staying focused in the face of sudden fame. Because now the pressure is on, and Travis has to prove himself with every pass.

Hiroshima Boy

Author: Naomi Hirahara
Publisher: Prospect Park Books
ISBN: 1945551097
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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LA gardener Mas Arai returns to Hiroshima to bring his best friend’s ashes to a relative on the tiny offshore island of Ino, only to become embroiled in the mysterious death of a teenage boy who was about the same age Mas was when he survived the atomic bomb in 1945. The boy’s death affects the elderly, often-curmudgeonly, always-reluctant sleuth, who cannot return home to Los Angeles until he finds a way to see justice served. Naomi Hirahara is the Edgar-winning author of the Mas Arai mystery series, including Summer of the Big Bachi, Blood Hina, Strawberry Yellow, and Sayonara Slam. She is also the author of the LA-based Ellie Rush mysteries, published by Penguin. Her Mas Arai books have earned such honors as Publishers Weekly’s Best Book of the Year and one of the Chicago Tribune’s Ten Best Mysteries and Thrillers. The Stanford University alumna was born and raised in Altadena, CA, where her protagonist lives; she now resides in neighboring Pasadena.

Daditude

Author: Chris Erskine
Publisher: Prospect Park Books
ISBN: 1945551313
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Life is never peaceful in Chris Erskine's house, what with the four kids, 300-pound beagle, chronically leaky roof, and long-suffering wife, Posh. And that's exactly the way he likes it, except when he doesn't. Every week in the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune (and now and then in many other papers), Erskine distills, mocks, and makes us laugh at the absurdities of suburban fatherhood. And now, he's gathered the very best of these witty and wise essays—and invited his kids (and maybe even Posh) to annotate them with updated commentary, which they promise won't be too snarky. This handsome book is the perfect gift for the father who would have everything—if he hadn't already given it all to his kids.

Net Prospect

Author: Lisa Liberty Becker
Publisher: Wish Publishing
ISBN: 9781930546561
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides an analysis of women's basketball recruiting from those who know it best. From the high school athlete and her family, to her high school and/or AAU coaches, to the college coach, to recruiting, rankings and evaluation experts, "Net Prospect" offers every perspective on the recruiting process in women's basketball. These "experts" reflect on how the recruiting game is played, rules and who really knows them, and how to successfully navigate the rocky waters of the process. Girls who want to play college basketball, as well as their families and current school and club coaches, need to read this book. In addition, college coaches will benefit from reading the perspectives of those they are trying to recruit.

Honey from a Weed

Author: Patience Gray
Publisher: Prospect Books (UK)
ISBN: 9781903018200
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is perhaps the jewel in Prospect's crown. Within a few months of its first appearance in 1986 it was hailed as a modern classic. Fiona MacCarthy wrote in The Times that, 'the book is a large and grandiose life history, a passionate narrative of extremes of experience.' Jeremy Round called Patience Gray 'the high priestess of cooking', whose book 'pushes the form of the cookery book as far as it can go.' Angela Carter remarked that 'it was less a cookery book that a summing-up of the genre of the late-modern British cookery book.' The work has attracted a cult following in the United States, where passages have been read out at great length on the radio; and it has been anthologized by Paul Levy in The Penguin Book of Food and Drink. It was given a special award by the Andr� Simon Book Prize committee in 1987.

Finance and the Behavioral Prospect

Author: James Ming Chen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319327119
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This book explains how investor behavior, from mental accounting to the combustible interplay of hope and fear, affects financial economics. The transformation of portfolio theory begins with the identification of anomalies. Gaps in perception and behavioral departures from rationality spur momentum, irrational exuberance, and speculative bubbles. Behavioral accounting undermines the rational premises of mathematical finance. Assets and portfolios are imbued with “affect.” Positive and negative emotions warp investment decisions. Whether hedging against intertemporal changes in their ability to bear risk or climbing a psychological hierarchy of needs, investors arrange their portfolios and financial affairs according to emotions and perceptions. Risk aversion and life-cycle theories of consumption provide possible solutions to the equity premium puzzle, an iconic financial mystery. Prospect theory has questioned the cogency of the efficient capital markets hypothesis. Behavioral portfolio theory arises from a psychological account of security, potential, and aspiration.

Earth in Mind

Author: David W. Orr
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1597268984
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In Earth in Mind, noted environmental educator David W. Orr focuses not on problems in education, but on the problem of education. Much of what has gone wrong with the world, he argues, is the result of inadequate and misdirected education that: alienates us from life in the name of human domination; causes students to worry about how to make a living before they know who they are; overemphasizes success and careers; separates feeling from intellect and the practical from the theoretical; deadens the sense of wonder for the created world. The crisis we face, Orr explains, is one of mind, perception, and values. It is, first and foremost, an educational challenge. The author begins by establishing the grounds for a debate about education and knowledge. He describes the problems of education from an ecological perspective, and challenges the "terrible simplifiers" who wish to substitute numbers for values. He follows with a presentation of principles for re-creating education in the broadest way possible, discussing topics such as biophilia, the disciplinary structure of knowledge, the architecture of educational buildings, and the idea of ecological intelligence. Orr concludes by presenting concrete proposals for reorganizing the curriculum to draw out our affinity for life.

PROSPECT

Author: Anne Truitt
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN:
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Based upon journals she wrote at the age of seventy, the author's reflections on her life as an artist, mother, grandmother, and teacher provide a poignant recollection of home, friends, and the things that inspired her as an artist. 10,000 first printing.