Free Diving to fame and fortune: The incredible adventures of a pioneer free diver above and below water in the early 50’s by Tony Buxton

Setting himself up as an underwater diving guide in Sri Lanka in the early 1950s, his services were in high demand by wealthy celebrities, seeking new interests, especially spearfishing. Many invited him to their homes leading to a lifestyle and fame that he hardly imagined. Later both Hans Hass and Jacques Cousteau offered him employment. The diversity of his free diving experiences is fascinating. As the first person to dive in The Maldives, Thailand and Southern India, he became a diving legend. In 1965 he set out to sail around the world on a Chinese junk filmed by award-winning underwater photographer Ben Kropp and diving on virgin Pacific reefs with famed explorer Jacques Dumas. Finally, he became a hugely successful commercial diver in Singapore. The different kinds of diving work he performed were astounding, including a joint venture with Exxon, resulting in a fortune he never anticipated. Buying a leading hotel in Pattaya, Thailand, he set up the first significant PADI diving outfit in the country. Branching out into many other businesses, he led a flamboyant lifestyle, counting Kings, Presidents and well-known film stars among his friends. Amazingly, he hardly ever used SCUBA for his work, but diving almost entirely without it achieved a lifestyle all but impossible today. Anyone interested in diving, especially free diving should read this book.

Author: Tony Buxton

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Evidence of Practice: Playbook for Video-Powered Professional Learning by Adam Geller

With the right plan, video observation and video coaching can be a high-impact lever for accelerating teacher growth. This playbook draws from researcher and practitioner advice to offer 12 video-based strategies that readers can implement in their own context for facilitating professional development: – Classroom Tour- Self-interview- Example Analysis- Pre-teach- Self-Reflection- Partner-Supported Reflection- Skill Building Sequence- Video Learning Community- Virtual Walk-through- Video Rounds- Longer-Range Reflection- Iterative Investigation- Online Lesson StudyPlus, read about putting video evidence at the center of professional learning, focusing techniques for analyzing video, and guidance about recording and sharing video, and a framework for facilitation of video-based discussion. Afterword by Jim Knight.Praise for Evidence of Practice:“Educators will appreciate that the authors tackle the issue of trust building while at the same time providing best practice and practical examples that promote successful implementation. An important tool that belongs in every school’s professional library.”Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director at Learning Forward“This book fills a sorely needed gap in professional practice literature when it comes to best practices for video coaching, and it answers the important questions any educator might have when using video to improve teaching in the classroom. A nice balance between theory, practice and application.”Cary Goldweber, Executive Producer of Digital Products at ASCD“Evidence of Practice clearly shows how video in observation and coaching can further strengthen our teaching practice. It belongs on the shelf of all administrators, coaches, and leadership teams—no matter your current level of expertise in the use of video for professional development.”Elena Aguilar, Author of Art of Coaching and Art of Coaching Teams“We gain so much from being able to see on video what works and what doesn’t in classrooms. It’s absolutely critical to have a video component in any professional development we do, and this book provides a concrete set of strategies for video coaching that any school or district can act on.” Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist, Google “The authors expertly identify and explain a set of concrete strategies to support the use of video to study and improve teaching practice. This is a resource that teachers, teacher educators, and district administrators should consider as they begin or expand their use of video analysis to support teachers’ professional preparation and ongoing development.”Deborah Loewenberg Ball, William H. Payne Collegiate Professor and Director of TeachingWorks at University of Michigan

Author: Adam Geller

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An Aversion to the Definitive: A Boston Boy’s Coming of Age in Southern California by Jesse Daley

An Aversion to the Definitive: A Boston Boy’s Coming of Age in Southern CaliforniaThe decade of the twenties was one which included self-discovery, first time experiences, learning lessons and fulfilling dreams. I invite you to join me along my journey as a boy from a small town in Massachusetts to becoming a young man living and working in Hollywood, California. It is my hope that some of the experiences and lessons I’ve shared with you will inspire you to live life to the fullest!

Author: Jesse Daley

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Incredibly nutritious chicken recipes. Cookbook: 25 useful recipes for every day. by Daniel Hall

The health benefits of chicken are its good supply of protein, providing essential vitamins and minerals, the benefits of weight loss, controlling cholesterol, controlling blood pressure and reducing the risk of cancer.In this Сookbook you will find 25 wonderful recipes that you can cook every day, namely: soups, salads, side dishes with chicken, barbecue, and snacks.

Author: Daniel Hall

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In and Out by Kenneth Buff

Melvin never wanted anything but to be left alone. His loved ones gone, his career now over, he’s satisfied enough living a quiet life in a small mountain town. That is until a mysterious package arrives on his doorstep, one containing a device that can take anything it’s pointed at in and out of existence.Now Melvin’s life is more complicated than it’s ever been. Now he must decide what to do with this thing that could change the face of his town—and maybe even the world.

Author: Kenneth Buff

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Marathon Running: A Beginners Guide on Preparing to Run Your First Marathon (Running for Beginners Book 1) by Matt Jordan

********** This Book is FREE with KINDLE UNLIMITED**********Marathon Running, A Beginners Guide on Preparing to Run Your First MarathonThis world-famous race of 26 miles and 385 yards has become the benchmark that all long-distance runners measure themselves against. It can be a social activity or a solo one, you can compete against other runners or you can try to beat your own best time. But it’s a goal to aim for, something to strive towards, a challenge to set yourself. It’s a huge accomplishment, and it’s something only a small proportion of the population ever manages to complete. Take your first step to train and compete in your first marathon and download this guide nowThis book will guide you through everything you need to run your first marathon. You will learn how to choose the right equipment, what to eat to keep your body in the best shape, the best exercises to do to make you stronger and more flexible, how to stay injury-free when you run, how to choose your marathon and what to do on the day. There’s also a six-month training schedule that will gradually build up the miles, work on your strength and speed and push your endurance abilities, slowly but surely transforming you from complete novice to long-distance runner. ********************FREE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED********************Are you ready to challenge yourself and test your limits? Then Download this guide now and discover just how far you can push yourself, you’ll be surprised just how much your mind and body can achieve regardless of your current fitness levels. Remember this book is aimed at complete beginners and will prove to be the perfect guide on your quest to run yur very first Marathon!Here’s A Preview Of What’s Inside…What is a MarathonA Brief History of the MarathonEssential Information To Get You StartedTips on Staying Injury FreeA 26 Week Training PlanChoosing the Correct Clothing & FootwearStaying MotivatedRace Day PreparationAnd Much More!Download your copy today to receive all of this information!Tags: Marathon Training, Marathon Preparation, Marathon Running for Beginners, Running for Beginners, Running, Completing a Marathon, Marathon Training, Marathon Basics, marathon Race Day, First Marathon, Marathon Running, Marathons for Dummies

Author: Matt Jordan

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Haiku Generosity: #HempFutureWeek by Melissa Balin

This week’s original selection: #HempFutureWeek Now is raising awareness for the grassroots movement Hemp Can Save The Planet, and the upcoming First Annual #HempFutureWeek taking place from April 1st through April 11th of 2017, while raising funds for the Japan Hemp Association to help #PhytoremediateFukushima (a continuing global emergency) through the Second International #KyotHempForum being held online during #HempFutureWeek 2017. Haiku Generosity is a weekly poem series of modern haikai poetry. Each week, a new poem is published to raise awareness and funds toward various noteworthy causes and community building through creative engagement. Proceeds from each poem will be donated towards the corresponding weekly cause with an opening haiku shared freely as a gift to all.

Author: Melissa Balin

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9 Best Eye Exercises for Improving Vision: Useful for Everyone by Thomas Grant

More than ever, our eyes are constantly worked out by the fact that we use computers and mobile devices to do our work and in our space-time. This continuous information processing, together with the light radiations that are coming from the screen of the devices we use, tend to damage our eye and get it tired more than usual. Our eyes were not built for such technology, appreciating natural light and open space more than anything. Thus, because of the constant tension and strain that is put on our eyes, more and more people start suffering from vision problems. Wearing glasses has stopped being just a fashion item a very long time ago, as they became more a necessity of our modern days. Still, even if you wear glasses, or not, you can perform these exercises for the health and wellbeing of your eyes. If you are not wearing glasses yet, you will keep your eyes in a great shape and you may postpone the moment of wearing glasses for years to come. If you are wearing glasses, you can diminish the severity of your vision problem or even stop it with the help of these exercises. Whatever you do, do not neglect your eyes. Wearing glasses does not mean that the problem is solved. Only the symptoms are solved, as your vision issue remains there. Depending on the vision problem you have, you can obtain great results if you exercise your eyes regularly, as these exercises will do no harm. In this book, you will find brochures 9 best exercise for the health of your eyes, and even improve vision. The book is presented in the simplest format to use it every day as a brief guide for training exercises for the eyes, to restore poor eyesight.Try these eye exercises, and after the first sessionyou will notice that your eyes are better recognize the details. You will feel that your eyes rested immediately after the exercise is completed.

Author: Thomas Grant

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