Seize the Daylight Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Seize the Daylight


  • Author : David Prerau
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2009-04-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786736959

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Seize the Daylight Book Description :

Benjamin Franklin conceived of it. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle endorsed it. Winston Churchill campaigned for it. Kaiser Wilhelm first employed it. Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt went to war with it, and more recently the United States fought an energy crisis with it. For several months every year, for better or worse, daylight savings time affects vast numbers of people throughout the world. And from Ben Franklin's era to today, its story has been an intriguing and sometimes bizarre amalgam of colorful personalities and serious technical issues, purported costs and perceived benefits, conflicts between interest groups and government policy makers. Daylight savings time impacts diverse and unexpected areas, including agricultural practices, street crime, the reporting of sports scores, traffic accidents, the inheritance rights of twins, and voter turnout.

Seize the Daylight Book
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

Seize the Daylight


  • Author : David Prerau
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2006-02-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1560257962

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Seize the Daylight Book Description :

Benjamin Franklin conceived of it. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle endorsed it. Winston Churchill campaigned for it. Kaiser Wilhelm first employed it. Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt went to war with it, and more recently the United States fought an energy crisis with it. For several months every year, for better or worse, daylight savings time affects vast numbers of people throughout the world. And from Ben Franklin's era to today, its story has been an intriguing and sometimes bizarre amalgam of colorful personalities and serious technical issues, purported costs and perceived benefits, conflicts between interest groups and government policy makers. Daylight savings time impacts diverse and unexpected areas, including agricultural practices, street crime, the reporting of sports scores, traffic accidents, the inheritance rights of twins, and voter turnout.

Spring Forward Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Spring Forward


  • Author : Michael Downing
  • Publisher : Counterpoint LLC
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 1582434956

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Spring Forward Book Description :

Downing is obsessed with Daylight Saving, the loopy idea that became the most persistent political controversy in American history. Spring Forward is his portrait of public policy in the 20th century, a perennially boiling cauldron of unsubstantiated science, profiteering masked as piety, and mysteriously shifting time-zone boundaries.

Seizing Your Divine Moment Book

Seizing Your Divine Moment


  • Author : Erwin Raphael McManus
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2002-11-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418513863

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Seizing Your Divine Moment Book Description :

In this inspiring book, Erwin McManus uses the biblical account of Israel's war with the Philistines (1 Samuel 13 and 14) and the characters of Saul and Jonathan to demonstrate the difference between living a life of purpose and adventure, and living one of apathy and missed opportunity. In the midst of a less-than-hopeful battle, Saul-who should have been leading-rested beneath a pomegranate tree as Jonathan seized the divine moment that would impact the future of Israel. Through this story McManus artfully illustrates the eight characteristics of an adventurer's heart, what he calls "the Jonathan factor." Using powerful examples from his own life and ministry, along with fresh biblical teaching, McManus asserts that God crafts divine moments specific to each of us-priceless opportunities for us to actively engage in God's big-picture plan. Apathy and apprehension prevent us from being all we are meant to be for God's kingdom. But by developing the characteristics McManus outlines, Christians can move from mundane to miraculous living.

Chasing Daylight Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Chasing Daylight


  • Author : Erwin Raphael McManus
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2006-01-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418525842

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Chasing Daylight Book Description :

Chasing Daylight (previously published as Seizing Your Devine Moment) is a call to live a life of blazing urgency. We have but one life. We are given one opportunity to pursue our dreams and fulfill our divine purpose. Every moment counts, and we must engage them with fierceness and zeal. Put an end to passive observation, paralyzed by the need for perfect opportunity, and start seizing the raw, untapped potential of your life with God. Are you willing to risk failure? Are you ready to get in the game? You may stumble, but you will find yourself falling forward, propelled toward the God-inspired adventure He intends you to live.

Chasing Daylight  How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life Book

Chasing Daylight How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life


  • Author : Gene O'Kelly
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 2007-10-15
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780071759533

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Chasing Daylight How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life Book Description :

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Chasing Daylight is the honest, touching, and ultimately inspirational memoir of former KPMG CEO Eugene O'Kelley, completed in the three-and-a-half months between his diagnosis with brain cancer and his death in September 2005. Its haunting yet extraordinarily hopeful voice reminds us to embrace the fragile, fleeting moments of our lives-the brief time we have with our family, our friends, and even ourselves. This paperback edition features a new foreword by his wife, Corinne O'Kelley and a readers' group guide and questions. “Voicing universal truths . . . shared . . . simply and clearly.”-Janet Malin, New York Times “Words to live by.”-Kerry Hannon, USA Today “One of the most unexpected and touching books you're likely to read this year.”-Edward Nawotka, Bloomberg News “An honest, thought-provoking memoir . . . O'Kelly has many lessons to teach us on how to live.”-Steve Powers, Houston Chronicle “[A] well-written and moving book.”-TheEconomist.com

Fear Nothing Book
Score: 3.5
From 29 Ratings

Fear Nothing


  • Author : Dean Koontz
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2005-05-02
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 1472207505

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Fear Nothing Book Description :

I have been one acquainted with the night. Christopher Snow is athletic, handsome enough, intelligent, romantic, funny. But his whole life has been affected by xeroderma pigmentosum, a rare genetic disorder that means his skin and eyes cannot be exposed to sunlight. Like all Xpers, Chris lives at night - and has never ventured beyond his hometown of Moonlight Bay, a place of picturesque beauty and haunting strangeness; he knows it as no one else can possibly know it, is intimate with its shadows and darkest hours. Despite the limitations imposed by nature, he has always been determined to lead the fullest life and, with the help of family and friends, he has on the whole succeeded. But for Chris - and all the inhabitants of Moonlight Bay - a terrible change is about to happen; a change of potentially catastrophic proportions.

Daylight Saving Book

Daylight Saving


  • Author : Nick Enright
  • Publisher : Currency Press Pty Limited
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Australian drama
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X001901625

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Daylight Saving Book Description :

"Felicity and Tom both have busy lives and demanding careers. Tom is travelling with his petulant protege Jason, the international tennis star, when Felicity receives a surprise call from an American boyfriend from her past. As she plans a candle-lit reunion dinner her highly-stressed neighbour drops in and so does her mother. The confusion becomes complete as each of them become involved in Felicity's evening"--Back cover

The Barbarian Way Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

The Barbarian Way


  • Author : Erwin Raphael McManus
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2005-02-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781418513313

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The Barbarian Way Book Description :

Two thousand years later the call to follow Christ has been repackaged to be smooth and trouble-free, filled with opportunity and promise but lacking risk, passion, and sacrifice. Is this really what Jesus died for? If He chose the way of the cross, where would He hesitate leading us? Is it possible that to follow Jesus is to choose the barbarian way? Jesus never made a pristine call to a proper or safe religion. Jesus beckons His followers to a path that is far from the easy road. It is a path filled with adventure, uncertainty, and unlimited possibilities?the only path that can fulfill the deepest longings and desires of your heart. This is the barbarian way: to give your heart to the only One who can make you fully alive. To love Him with simplicity and intensity. To unleash the untamed faith within. To be consumed by the presence of a passionate and compassionate God. To go where He sends you, no matter the cost.

Leading Lines Book

Leading Lines


  • Author : Lucinda Holdforth
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-01-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781460711040

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Leading Lines Book Description :

How to make speeches that seize the moment, advance your cause and lead the way. For those who aim to be leaders, mastering the power of speechmaking -the art and craft of persuasion - is more important than ever. If you want to be heard, it's not enough to have something to say: you must know how to say it. In government, business or civil society, a leader's speech sets the tone: the wrong words can destroy a company, damage a reputation, or even start a war. But the right speech can build prosperity, drive peaceful solutions and bring people together. This book meets the difficulties of modern speechmaking head-on, taking us through the process of formulating ideas, finding the best ways to express them, and delivering an accomplished address. Using examples from history, literature and her 25- year career as a speechwriter, Lucinda Holdforth writes a compelling analysis of celebratory, rallying and explanatory speeches. She reminds us that democracies rise and fall on the quality of the debates we conduct and the subsequent decisions we make. This is not only a practical manual for crafting a powerful speech, it's a cracking read. The right words can be transformative. They can stir a heart or reimagine the world. Leading Lines will help you find those words, and lead the way. PRAISE 'A book for anyone who aspires to leadership. Holdforth draws on her formidable expertise and experience working with CEOs like me to deliver this practical guide to the creation of leadership speeches.' Geoff Dixon, CEO and Managing Director of Qantas, 2001-2008 'This book is for all those who love words and the power they have to change lives. Leading Lines will be an indispensable tool for CEOs and speechwriters of every kind, it is also, quite simply, a cracking read, attractive to anyone who likes a good story' Tegan Bennett Daylight, writer, teacher, critic 'Exhilarating, illuminating, and absolutely captivating, this book made me want to rush out and give a thousand speeches!

Seize the Night Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

Seize the Night


  • Author : Kelley Armstrong
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476783130

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Seize the Night Book Description :

A blockbuster anthology of original, blood-curdling vampire fiction from New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors, including Charlaine Harris, whose novels were adapted into HBO’s hit show True Blood, and Scott Smith, publishing his first work since The Ruins. Before being transformed into romantic heroes and soft, emotional antiheroes, vampires were figures of overwhelming terror. Now, from some of the biggest names in horror and dark fiction, comes this stellar collection of short stories that make vampires frightening once again. Edited by New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden and featuring all-new stories from such contributors as Charlaine Harris, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Scott Smith, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Michael Kortya, Kelley Armstrong, Brian Keene, David Wellington, Seanan McGuire, and Tim Lebbon, Seize the Night is old-school vampire fiction at its finest.

The Lords and The New Creatures Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The Lords and The New Creatures


  • Author : Jim Morrison
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1970
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 141
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439147771

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The Lords and The New Creatures Book Description :

Intense, erotic, and enigmatic, Jim Morrison's persona is as riveting now as the lead singer/composer "Lizard King" was during The Doors' peak in the late sixties. His fast life and mysterious death remain controversial more than twenty years later. The Lords and the New Creatures, Morrison's first published volume of poetry, is an uninhibited exploration of society's dark side -- drugs, sex, fame, and death -- captured in sensual, seething images. Here, Morrison gives a revealing glimpse at an era and at the man whose songs and savage performances have left their indelible impression on our culture.

The Great Daylight Saving Time Controversy Book

The Great Daylight Saving Time Controversy


  • Author : Chris Pearce
  • Publisher : Australian eBook Publisher
  • Release Date : 2017-04-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 331
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925516968

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The Great Daylight Saving Time Controversy Book Description :

Daylight saving time has been described as one of the most controversial issues in modern history. This encyclopedia of daylight saving time commemorates 100 years of the scheme since it was first introduced nationally in 1916 by European countries on both sides of World War I to save fuel. The book examines the origins of daylight saving, including the historical development of calendars, clocks, standard time, and the idea of changing the clock to give more daylight late in the day. It looks at the history of daylight saving in every country that has ever used the measure. It also analyses daylight saving in each state of the US, Australia and Brazil, and each Canadian province. It features many intriguing and often prolonged battles between advocates and critics of daylight saving in countries around the world, as well as lighter moments. It highlights the determination of daylight saving time champions such as the UK’s William Willett, the US’s Robert Garland and Harley Staggers, New Zealand’s Thomas Sidey and Tasmania’s John Steer. It delves into the chaotic daylight saving situations that emerged, notably in the US and Canada, but also elsewhere. Every country and sometimes each state has a different and usually controversial story to tell.

Seize the Night Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Seize the Night


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1442080337

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Seize the Night Book Description :

Chris Snow, the light-phobic, oddball hero of Dean Koontz's Fear Nothing, is once again caught in the middle of something ugly. The children (and pets) of Moonlight Bay, California, are disappearing. The first to go is Jimmy Wing, the son of Snow's former girlfriend, Lilly. Then Snow's own hyper-intelligent dog goes missing. Snow decides that he will find them, but what he uncovers is more than just a simple kidnapping; before he can turn back, he's up against an age-old vendetta, an active time machine, and a genetic experiment gone awry. Seize the Night offers up the same eclectic mix of characters that appeared in Fear Nothing: boardhead Bobby, disc jockey Sasha, Snow, and all of their friends band together to find the missing kids and figure out why the people of Moonlight Bay are morphing into demonic versions of their former selves. They outsmart corrupt cops, outrun genetically enhanced monkeys, and outlive a time warp with a vengeance--all between nightfall and sunrise, the only time that Snow can be outside. Though the premise is a little bit hard to believe, and the surf lingo occasionally irritating, Seize the Night is ultimately fun to read. Koontz successfully draws you in and keeps you entertained through an unexpected climax and an enlightening resolution.

Three Stages of Amazement Book
Score: 2.5
From 13 Ratings

Three Stages of Amazement


  • Author : Carol Edgarian
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439198315

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Three Stages of Amazement Book Description :

In San Francisco during the first year of Barack Obama's presidency, Lena Rusch and her husband Charlie Pepper must deal with a stillborn child, an economic crash, a ruthless business rival and the attentions of an old lover.

An Hour Before Daylight Book
Score: 4.5
From 13 Ratings

An Hour Before Daylight


  • Author : Jimmy Carter
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2001-10-16
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 0743211995

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An Hour Before Daylight Book Description :

The former president offers an account of growing up on a Georgia farm during the Depression and provides profiles of the people who shaped his life.

Midnight Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Midnight


  • Author : Dean Koontz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2004-02-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440678066

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Midnight Book Description :

Dean Koontz, the bestselling master of suspense, invites you into the shocking world of Moonlight Cove—where four unlikely survivors confront the darkest realms of human nature. The citizens of Moonlight Cove, California, are changing. Some are losing touch with their deepest emotions. Others are surrendering to their wildest urges. And the few who remain unchanged are absolutely terrified—if not brutally murdered in the dead of night...

Past Imperfect Book

Past Imperfect


  • Author : Linda Thayer
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release Date : 2011-11
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 9781449731014

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Past Imperfect Book Description :

Jules Mullins is, in all respects, a normal grounded twenty-something—with one exception. Since she was a small child, she’s dreamed about a group of people she’s never met—a violent bunch who speak barely discernable English, wear peculiar clothing, and completely ignore her. She learned early on not to discuss her dreams. Adults would pat her on the head and tell her she had “quite the imagination,” while other children just found her stories creepy. As the years passed, her dreams became more frequent and intense. Jules worried that she might be losing her sanity. Then she met Claire Wilder, a new age bookstore owner with an entirely different viewpoint: Jules wasn’t dreaming; she was remembering a life she lived almost 500 years ago. Claire is also an ‘old soul.’ The quest to discover their identities in centuries past leads them on a metaphysical mystery tour they never forget! Reviews on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Westbow Press about Past Imperfect: A real page turner, a very well written book - exciting, suspenseful, creative. Was a very GREAT READ. Well worth your time. Engaging - Imaginative! This story captivates you from the first - you care about the characters and miss them between readings. You want to go visit the sites they explore and walk with them through their past memories. I would and have recommended this book to others looking for a good supernatural adventure. Linda Thayer gives such a great descriptive narrative about sixteenth-century England. The characters in this book were people that lived ordinary lives in present-day America, but after taking a trip to England wonder if reincarnation does exist as they remember, through dreams, the parts they played in Henry VIII's court. The story places you right at the heart of it all as these characters ask themselves, am I who I think I am? It sure does make one think, and wonder if there was another me in another life. Truly Creative Writing - A Startling Story Within the fi

Poems  New and Collected  1957 1997 Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Poems New and Collected 1957 1997


  • Author : Wislawa Szymborska
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 0156011468

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Poems New and Collected 1957 1997 Book Description :

Provides one hundred poems including the author's "View with a Grain of Sand," and sixty-four newly-translated selections.