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In the spirit of The Game and The Blind Side, a raw, raucous and unvarnished look at life between the posts. No one role in the world of sports is as intimidating, exhilarating and as stress-­ridden as the job of a hockey goaltender. Standing in the crease facing one-­hundred-­mile-­an-­hour slapshots, the entire game riding on your glovehand, standing on your head when necessary--­all job requirements for those wanting to be the best goalies in the world. Now imagine doing that job while suffering high anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder, and having your career nearly literally cut short by a skate across your neck. The Crazy Game takes you deep into the troubled mind of Clint Malarchuk, the former NHL goaltender for the Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals and the Buffalo Sabres. Even as a boy, Malarchuk faced such deep anxiety that he missed school, and he acted out at school and with his friends. His OCD changed the way...

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The Second Creation is a dramatic--­and human--­chronicle of scientific investigators at the last frontier of knowledge. Robert Crease and Charles Mann take the reader on a fascinating journey in search of "unification" (a description of how matter behaves that can apply equally to everything) with brilliant scientists such as Niels Bohr, Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Erwin Schrödinger, Richard Feynman, Murray Gell-­Mann, Sheldon Glashow, Steven Weinberg, and many others. They provide the definitive and highly entertaining story of the development of modern physics, and the human story of the physicists who set out to find the "theory of everything.­"

The Second Creation tells the story of some of the most talented and idiosyncratic people in the world--­many times in their own words. Crease and Mann conducted hundreds of interviews to capture the thinking and the personalities as well as the science. The authors make this complex subject matter clear and absorbing.

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“Any reader who aspires to be scientifically literate will find this a good starting place.­”—Publishers WeeklyWhile we may be familiar with some of science’s greatest equations, we may not know that each and every equation emerged not in “Eureka!­” moments but in years of cultural developments and scientific knowledge. With vignettes full of humor, drama, and eccentricity, philosopher and science historian Robert P. Crease shares the stories behind ten of history’s greatest equations, from the “first equation,­” 1 + 1 = 2, which promises a rational, well-­ordered world, to Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, which reveals the limitations of human knowledge. For every equation, Crease provides a brief account of who discovered it, what dissatisfactions lay behind its discovery, and what the equation says about the nature of our world.

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Mike is a sixty three year old goalie who has played at nearly every level of hockey.  Moreover, he has also coached on various levels of hockey for over twenty years.     This night, he celebrates his final OHH team appearance, and the Commisioner of the OHH declares the retiring of his number.     Be there for the celebration, and for 32 years of stories and tales from behind the mask and in the crease...­from the perspectives of friends, family, peers, adversaries, and himself.

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Here are the stories of the ten most popular equations of all time as voted for by readers of Physics World, including - accessibly described here for the first time - the favourite equation of all, Euler's equation.
Each is an equation that captures with beautiful simplicity what can only be described clumsily in words. Euler's equation [eip + 1 = 0] was described by respondents as 'the most profound mathematic statement ever written', 'uncanny and sublime', 'filled with cosmic beauty' and 'mind-­blowing'. Collectively these equations also amount to the world's most concise and reliable body of knowledge.
Many scientists and those with a mathematical bent have a soft spot for equations. This book explains both why these ten equations are so beautiful and significant, and the human stories behind them.­About the AuthorRobert Crease is a science writer and columnist for Physics World. His previous books include The Prism and Pendulum: The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments in Science. . . .

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No job in the world of sports is as intimidating, exhilarating, and stress-­ridden as that of a hockey goaltender. Clint Malarchuk did that job while suffering high anxiety, depression, and obsessive compulsive disorder and had his career nearly literally cut short by a skate across his neck, to date the most gruesome injury hockey has ever seen. This autobiography takes readers deep into the troubled mind of Clint Malarchuk, the former NHL goaltender for the Quebec Nordiques, the Washington Capitals, and the Buffalo Sabres. When his carotid artery was slashed during a collision in the crease, Malarchuk nearly died on the ice. Forever changed, he struggled deeply with depression and a dependence on alcohol, which nearly cost him his life and left a bullet in his head. Now working as the goaltender coach for the Calgary Flames, Malarchuk reflects on his past as he looks forward to the future, every day grateful to have cheated death—twice.

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Authors: Mark C. Neyrinck, Sergei F. ShandarinYear published: 2012Language: English1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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Athletic agent Dave Bolt, former star for the Dallas Cowboys, is a hardened sports insider, familiar with the dirty underside of American professional sports. He witnesses the kickbacks, the bribes and the blackmail that keep the high-­powered industry spinning. In DEATH IN THE CREASE Bolt has to deal with is an explosive ice hockey scandal that threatens to expose the sport’s biggest game as a sham. Former Black Hawk goalie Guy LeClede writes an expose of the corruption that “would blow hockey off the ice” if published. But before the book is seen by anyone else, LeClede suddenly drives his car off a cliff and the manuscript disappears. NHL brass have asked Bolt: to investigate the possibility of murder and unravel the intricacies of one of the priciest gambling deals of the decade.

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When Cole goes home and runs into his old rival, he finds out there is a very thin line between hate and lust.­As an overprotective older brother, Cole Wilde knew there wouldn't be a man good enough for his sister, Jessica. Still, that didn't prepare him for the news that she would be marrying one of the dreaded McCoven brothers.­All through his high school years, Bobby and his younger sibling, Andrew, made Cole's life a living hell. It didn't help matters that they belonged to a rival hockey team, so the feud carried over to the ice. Now, his sister tells him she's actually marrying Bobby, and she expects Cole to be happy about it?­Determined to change her mind, Cole flies home to confront her. Instead, he finds himself being sized for a tux as he's made a groomsman before he's whisked away to the rehearsal dinner. There, he runs into the other brother, Andrew. Cole is both shocked and dismayed to find himself drawn to the other man. Andrew wastes no time in letting him know the . . .

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The epic story of the invention of a global network of weights, scales, and instruments for measurement.

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Is science beautiful? Yes, argues acclaimed philosopher and historian of science Robert P. Crease in this engaging exploration of history’s most beautiful experiments. The result is an engrossing journey through nearly 2,­500 years of scientific innovation. Along the way, we encounter glimpses into the personalities and creative thinking of some of the field’s most interesting figures.­We see the first measurement of the earth’s circumference, accomplished in the third century B.­C. by Eratosthenes using sticks, shadows, and simple geometry. We visit Foucault’s mesmerizing pendulum, a cannonball suspended from the dome of the Panthéon in Paris that allows us to see the rotation of the earth on its axis. We meet Galileo—the only scientist with two experiments in the top ten—brilliantly drawing on his musical training to measure the speed of falling bodies. And we travel to the quantum world, in the most beautiful experiment of all.­We also learn why these ten experiments exert such a . . .

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Dubbed by many as the "Angel of Pain,­" physical therapist Susannah Robers has a reputation for pushing her patients hard on the road to recovery. Battling her own emotional and physical disabilities, she finds healing through her powers to help others who are injured. But Susannah meets her match when she is charged by Dallas Blaze owner Brian Corrigan with getting injured goalie Adam Cryder back on the ice after a crippling accident. Fighting the team doctor's attempts to get "Crate" back to work before he's ready, Susannah must also fight her heated sexual attraction to the superstar goalie. She has sworn never to become serious about jocks. But Adam has other ideas, and his office goal is to make Susannah his...

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