一部“经营之圣”稻盛和夫的心灵自传。 稻盛和夫饱含激情地回顾了自己的创业历程，着力描写了青春的苦难与早期的挫折，以及成长过程中从不放弃的“较劲”的信念。 “磨炼自己的灵魂，就要每天都特别认真地生活，每天都特别勤奋地工作。让心灵变得美丽、优雅、充满慈悲，这就是人生的目的。” ——稻盛和夫 “每天都必须特别认真地生活”，这是我自己的信条。人生只有一次，一定要采取真挚的、冠以“特别”二字的认真态度，这种持续不懈的努力才能让人生好转，才能培育高尚的人格，才能把与生俱来的灵魂磨炼得更加美丽。我也祈愿大家都抱着这样的信念去度过自己的人生。 劳动绝不仅仅是获得生活食粮的手段，劳动是战胜欲望、磨炼心志、提升人格的崇高行为。工作现场就是精神修炼的场所，每天全神贯注、拼命工作，就是磨炼灵魂的修行。
Two Miles to Tynecastle
Andrew-Henry Bowie is a passionate Heart of Midlothian Football Club supporter. He doggedly survived a tough childhood and found solace - sort of - in his overwhelming love of football. The author engages the reader with an energetic and animated account of his years as a Hearts fan and his early years growing up as an Edinburgh 'schemie'. Written with verve and a dry sense of humour Bowie entertains with recollections of a series of calamitous episodes; ironically these seemed to reflect the Hearts' ups and downs! The book is scattered with familiar references to the 80s and 90s; for anyone growing up during this period, this book will stir poignant memories.
England's World Cup Story
Are you a loyal England supporter? Do you look forward to the World Cup and eagerly follow England's progress? Would you like to find out more about the history of your national team and their past performance in top flight football? If so, this book is certain to appeal to you. England's World Cup Story documents England's journey in the World Cup from 1950 under the guidance of Sir Walter Winterbottom up to 2010 with Fabio Capello at the helm as manager. Packed with fascinating facts, quotes and profiles of many of the all-time great players, this book tells the story of the England team through the years from the many near misses and disappointments to victory in 1966 and beyond. Who can forget the likes of Gordon Banks, Bobby Moore and Sir Stanley Matthews to name but a few? They are all in this book together with more recent heroes such as David Beckham, Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney. As one of only eight national sides to have lifted the World Cup trophy, this book is a fitting tribute to the England team. This is a must-have for all fans of the beautiful game and anyone with an interest in the history of the World Cup.
101 Things You May Not Have Known About World Wrestling
Are you a fan of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)? Do you watch in awe as the giant competitors throw themselves and each other around the ring? Are you familiar with the terminology of WWE? Would you like to know more about the professional wrestlers who provide such thrilling entertainment? If you answered yes to any of these questions you won't want to be without this handy new reference guide.Presented in an easy-to-follow format, this book contains all the facts and figures on WWE you will ever need to know, including detailed information on the top professional wrestlers past and present, their nicknames, biographies, catchphrases, championship winners and losers, WWE records, Divas, belts and much more.101 Things You May Not Have Known About World Wrestling is as entertaining as wrestling itself and is a must-have for all those who enjoy the sportsmanship and spectacle of WWE. This book will appeal to anyone who likes watching WWE from lifelong fans to those who are new to the sport.
Planning for Learning through the Senses
Plan for six weeks of learning covering all six areas of learning and development of the EYFS through the topic of the senses. The Planning for Learning series is a series of topic books written around the Early Years Foundation Stage designed to make planning easy. This book takes you through six weeks of activities on the theme of the five senses. Each activity is linked to a specific Early Learning Goal, and the book contains a skills overview so that practitioners can keep track of which areas of learning and development they are promoting. This book also includes a photocopiable page to give to parents with ideas for them to get involved with their children's topic, as well as ideas for bringing the six weeks of learning together.The weekly themes in this book include: sight, sound, hearing, touch and taste. Take a different sense each week and build up to a multi-sensory finale.
2013/2014 Leicester Quiz Book
Is Leicester City your local football club? Are you a Foxes fan? Have you followed the team's progress during the 2013/2014 season or gone to watch them play? If so, you are certain to want to tackle the 200 challenging questions in 2013/14 Leicester Quiz Book. Can you name Leicester's assistant manager during 2013/14? Who were Leicester's three goalkeepers during this season? What was the name of the left back who joined Leicester in July 2013? The answers to these brain-teasers and more can all be found inside. Relive all the exciting moments of Leicester's 2013/2014 season by having a go at the questions in this book, covering all aspects of the club's performance including the players, managers, transfers, goalscorers, goalkeepers, wins, draws and losses. Take this book along on match day or test family and friends to find out who is the most knowledgeable about Leicester City's 2013/14 season? Full of fascinating facts about your favourite football club, this is the book Leicester City fans won't want to be without.
Ultimate Goalkeepers Quiz Book
The goalkeeper has a key role to play in any successful football team. From the calm and unflappable to the more verbal and eccentric, there have been some great goalkeepers emerge in professional football through the years. Find out how many you can remember and how much you know about them with this exciting new quiz book. Who was reputedly the highest paid goalkeeper in the FA Premier League during 2013-14? Which goalie turned down a place in England's 1970 FIFA World Cup squad because he wanted to stay at home with his family? In 2004, who became the first American to win an FA Cup winners' medal? If you think you know the answers, you are certain to want to have a go at the 111 questions in The Ultimate Goalkeepers Quiz Book. Packed with information, this book includes all the great goalies, records, awards, clean sheets and much more. This tribute to the unsung heroes of the beautiful game, the men between the sticks, is certain to appeal to football fans of all ages.
Enjoy the Highs, Survive the Lows
Enjoy the Highs, Survive the Lows follows one man's journey as a lifelong football fan and Spurs supporter. The book details the author's experiences attending hundreds of matches during the course of fifty years and his often strong opinions regarding the top teams and all things football. In this fascinating book, Paul Buck takes a light-hearted look at the great sides and players and expresses his view on the demise of the FA Cup, England's constant failure at major tournaments and the changing face and concerns of the modern game, all from the perspective of a dedicated and loyal fan. Paul also recalls his Sunday morning playing career and comments on youth football today, drawing from his time coaching at that level. Enjoy the Highs, Survive the Lows pays tribute to football fans of all ages, from any club, who have ever stood on a terrace, sat in the seats or simply pulled up an armchair to enjoy a match on TV. This book is for you.
101 Quirky Football Facts
Are you a football fan? Are you interested in football related trivia ? Would you like to discover more unusual facts about the beautiful game through the years? If so, you definitely won't want to be without 101 Quirky Football Facts? Do you know why India refused to take part in the 1950 World Cup finals, how Scottish team Ayr United got their nickname or where the world's first floodlit match was staged in 1878? Are you aware of how many English and Scotsmen were in the USA team that reached the World Cup semi-finals in 1930 and can you recall which pop superstar became an Honorary Director of Exeter City in 2002? Find out about the above and much more in this fun new book. Whether you are a life-long football aficionado or new to the game, 101 Quirky Football Facts has something for all ages. Packed with quirky facts that you can use to impress your friends and family, this book will appeal to anyone with a love of football.
Ryder Cup Trivia Quiz Book
The Ryder Cup is one of the biggest events in the golf calendar, attracting a huge global audience but how much do you really know about this eagerly awaited biennial tournament? If you are a fan of golf and would like to find out more about the history of the Ryder Cup from the very first match through to the present day, you won't want to be without this new quiz book. Where was the first ever international match played between Great Britain and USA in 1921? In what year was Sam Torrance the European Ryder Cup captain? Who was Tiger Woods first ever fourballs partner in the Ryder Cup? These are just a few of the 250 challenging questions in The Ryder Cup Trivia Quiz Book. Full of fascinating facts, this book includes origins, courses, captains, fourballs, foursomes, singles, legends, classic matches, milestones, records and much more Ryder Cup trivia. This is a must-have book for all golf fans from seasoned professionals to amateur enthusiasts.
In 1895/6 the sixty-year-old Mark Twain set off on a worldwide lecture tour to pay off his debts from a publishing company bankruptcy, notes from which a year later became his final travel book Following the Equator. Two years later he wrote, 'How I did loathe that journey around the world! except the sea-part and India.' Although he was only in India for just over two of the twelve months, his exploits and observations there take up forty per cent of the book-and by common consent are by far the best and liveliest part of it. In The Indian Equator the Mark Twain travel trilogist Ian Strathcarron, his wife and photographer Gillian and his factota Sita follow in his mentor's footsteps, train tracks and boat wakes tracing the route that Twain, his wife Livy, his daughter Clara, his manager Smythe and his bearer Satan took as they crisscrossed the sub-continent. Leaving from the Bombay that was and the Mumbai that is, both writers follow the lecture circuit of old India--including what is now Pakistan--across the plains and cities of the north up to the peaks of the Himalayas by way of Baroda, Jaipur, Delhi, Agra, Lucknow, Benares/Varanasi, Calcutta/Kolkata, Darjeeling, Lahore and Rawalpindi. Staying in the same Raj clubs, travelling down the same train lines, meeting the high and mighty and the downtrodden and destitute, Twain and Strathcarron are absorbed by an India that then was and now is 'not for the faint of heart nor mild of spirit nor weak of mind nor dull of sense nor correct of politic'; a rapidly changing yet still deeply traditional society where 'a few hundred million have grabbed the twenty-first century by the whiskers and many more hundred million still tuck the nineteenth century into bed at night'. Mark Twain loved the India of 1896; like his trilogist, he would love it still.
Travels through Blood and Honey
Kosovo: the name conjures up blood: ethnic cleansing and war. This book reveals another side to the newest country in the world-a land of generous families, strong tastes and lush landscapes: a land of honey.
German military figures had a certain terrifying glamour,' wrote Patrick Leigh Fermor, recalling views about Germany during the First World War. When, he asked, had the bristling general replaced the 'philosophers and composers and bandsmen and peasants and students drinking and singing in harmony?' The enchanted forest, symbol of Romantic idealism and traditional folktales, had given way to other images of Germany and Germans. By following Leigh Fermor, and over eighty other British and North American literary visitors to Germany, this original anthology shows how different generations of English-speakers have depicted this country. Starting in the sixteenth century with some of the earliest travel accounts in English, Brian Melican presents a wide range of writing about, or set in, Germany. Letters from Johnsonians such as Boswell and Garrick and the Romantic poets Coleridge and Wordsworth; the journals of Herman Melville and Henry James; ante bellum fiction by authors such as D. H. Lawrence and Ford Madox Ford: all of this and more reveals an oft-forgotten richness in encounters with Germany before the horrors of the twentieth century. Work by Christopher Isherwood, Stephen Spender and wartime reporters through the 1940s exposes the country's darkest moments, while sometimes surprising takes on the conflict emerge from authors inside Germany with unique perspectives such as Christabel Bielenberg and Michael Howard. Post-war writing ranges from the spy fiction of Len Deighton to the writers who dissected post-Nazi Germany. The diversity of writing about Germany today encompasses light-hearted accounts and more searching passages taken from an eclectic selection of authors. Recorded and imagined images of Germany have changed dramatically across the centuries. Yet views on many of its features especially its cities and rivers, customs and cuisine have often remained constant. This anthology, with extensive introductions and annotations, offers a range of opinions, both typical and atypical of their time, and invites readers to venture beyond the usual discussion about this country at the very heart of Europe.
Our Man in Paris
Since 1997 John Lichfield, The Independent's correspondent in France, has been sending dispatches back to the newspaper in London. More than transient news stories, the popular 'Our Man in Paris' series consists of essays on all things French. Sometimes serious, at other times light-hearted, they offer varied vignettes of life in the hexagone and trace the author's evolving relationship with his adopted country. Many of Lichfield's themes concern the mysteries of Paris and its people. Who is responsible for the city's extraordinary plumbing? How can you drive around the Arc de Triomphe and survive? He also ponders the phenomena that intrigue many foreigners, such as the eloquence of the capital's beggars and the identity of the intimidating but fast disappearing concierge. Visiting places as different as the Musee d'Orsay and Disneyland, he explores culture high and low as well as the everyday pleasures and problems of living in Paris.
Celebrities' Favourite Football Teams
We all like to delve into the minds and lives of our beloved celebrity figures, but this fascinating read is not celebrity gossip, it comes straight from the horse's mouth to reveal all you ever wanted to know about celebrities' favourite football teams and players. With a fitting Foreword by footballing legend Sir Alex Ferguson CBE, this book is a must-read for football fans who wish to know which celebrity is a fellow aficionado of their club, or perhaps a supporter of `the enemy', as well as for the rest of the population, who just love to know what makes our celebrities tick. And it is also a must-buy, as all author royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to The Willow Foundation, a charity set up by the legendary Bob Wilson and his wife Megs in 1999 to enable seriously ill young adults to enjoy the treat of a `Special Day' with family and friends.
World Cup, A Very Peculiar History
In 'The World Cup, A Very Peculiar History', author David Arscott tackles the big subjects at the heart of the beautiful game, including how the tournament first kicked off, the dirty tactics used throughout the years and the most memorable managers in the history of football. Filled to the brim with quirky quotes, fantastic facts and surprising statistics, this is the perfect accompaniment to any post-match celebration (or commiseration!) during the season. At its heart 'The World Cup, A Very Peculiar History' is a look at the many amusing, amazing and sometimes alarming stories that lie behind this great sporting tournament.
Encouraging Early Sports Skills
Physical activity in young children is both important and enjoyable. It encourages good life habits and helps avoid health problems such as obesity and heart disease in later life. Encouraging Early Sports Skills is the perfect support for early years practitioners looking to introduce a variety of sports and physical activities to the children they work with.
Early Years Gardening Handbook
The practical guide to creating a working garden for children in the early years to enjoy year after year.Whatever time of year it is, involving young children in gardening can be an excellent way to develop a wide range of skills for the EYFS and can bring children of all abilities together.This gem of a guide aims to provide a step-by-step guide to creating an early years garden from first conception to eating your own veg! Features: Where to start: how to plan for your garden and get funding Calendar of what to plant and harvest when Tips on plant that are great for cooking, as well as the ones that are guaranteed to give the quickest results A wealth of activities based around your garden, all linked to the ELGsAn essential for any green-minded nursery, whether you are a novice or an experienced gardner.
Meeting Special Needs
When working with children whose development is causing concern, it can be difficult to know how best to help. This practical guide to Dyspraxia and Neuro-Developmental Delay has been written to support all early years' professionals, as well as the non-specialist practitioner and parents or carers. The book includes: signs of Dyspraxia and Neuro-Developmental Delay, a guide to what is meant by these terms, practical ways to support and help the child and practical ways to support parents and carers.
Meeting Special Needs
When working with children with ADHD, it can be difficult to know where to start. This book aims to be a practical guide to help you in your daily work with a child affected by the disorder. The book includes: signs and symptoms, information on statementing, strategies and techniques and rewards and boundaries.
Planning for Learning through What Are Things Made From?
Plan for six weeks of learning covering all six areas of learning and development of the EYFS through the topic of what things are made from. The Planning for Learning series is a series of topic books written around the Early Years Foundation Stage designed to make planning easy. This book takes you through six weeks of activities on the theme of what are things made from. Each activity is linked to a specific Early Learning Goal, and the book contains a skills overview so that practitioners can keep track of which areas of learning and development they are promoting. This book also includes a photocopiable page to give to parents with ideas for them to get involved with their children's topic, as well as ideas for bringing the six weeks of learning together.Weekly topics include a look at materials around us including paper, wood, fabric, wool and shiny materials. Count wooden bricks, make postcard collages and design shiny jewellery. Bring it all together with a jumble sale!