Can it ever get better? This is the question Benjamin Watson is asking. In a country aflame with the fallout from the racial divide―in which Ferguson, Charleston, and the Confederate flag dominate the national news, daily seeming to rip the wounds open ever wider―is there hope for honest and healing conversation? For finally coming to understand each other on issues that are ultimately about so much more than black and white?An NFL tight end for the New Orleans Saints and a widely read and followed commentator on social media, Watson has taken the Internet by storm with his remarkable insights about some of the most sensitive and charged topics of our day. Now, in Under Our Skin, Watson draws from his own life, his family legacy, and his role as a husband and father to sensitively and honestly examine both sides of the race debate and appeal to the power and possibility of faith as a step toward healing.
The New Dad's Playbook: Gearing Up for the Biggest Game of Your Life
When it comes to the unknown territory of having a baby, moms-to-be have nearly unending resources to plan and execute a healthy pregnancy and navigate those first months and years as a parent with confidence. New dads? Not so much. They want to get in the game too, but, says Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson, "I could find clearer direction for putting together a baby swing than for taking care of a newborn child."The New Dad's Playbook is every man's game plan to being the best partner and the best father, from pre-season (preparing for fatherhood) to Super Bowl (birth) to post-season (after baby is home). It helps men understand what their wives are going through physically and emotionally during and after pregnancy, allowing them to support their most important teammate. It tells men what to expect when their baby is home--and what to do when the unexpected happens. This tell-it-like-it-is book will take men from just winging it to winning it.
Level of Detail for 3D Graphics (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics)
Level of detail (LOD) techniques are increasingly used by professional real-time developers to strike the balance between breathtaking virtual worlds and smooth, flowing animation. Level of Detail for 3D Graphics brings together, for the first time, the mechanisms, principles, practices, and theory needed by every graphics developer seeking to apply LOD methods.Continuing advances in level of detail management have brought this powerful technology to the forefront of 3D graphics optimization research. This book, written by the very researchers and developers who have built LOD technology, is both a state-of-the-art chronicle of LOD advances and a practical sourcebook, which will enable graphics developers from all disciplines to apply these formidable techniques to their own work. * Is a complete, practical resource for programmers wishing to incorporate LOD technology into their own systems.* Is an important reference for professionals in game development, computer animation, information visualization, real-time graphics and simulation, data capture and preview, CAD display, and virtual worlds.* Is accessible to anyone familiar with the essentials of computer science and interactive computer graphics.* Covers the full range of LOD methods from mesh simplification to error metrics, as well as advanced issues of human perception, temporal detail, and visual fidelity measurement.* Includes an accompanying Web site rich in supplementary material including source code, tools, 3D models, public domain software, documentation, LOD updates, and more. Visit http://LODBook.com.
Taylor's Guide to Heirloom Vegetables: A Complete Guide to the Best Historic and Ethnic Varieties (Taylor's Weekend Gardening Guides)
This Taylor's Guide sorts out the best heirloom vegetables and tells readers where to find them. These varieties, at least fifty years old, have usually been preserved by regional, ethnic, or family groups, although some, like Golden Bantam corn, are still widely popular today.
The Old Farmer's Almanac Book of Weather and: Natural Disasters
Ever since the time of George Washington's presidency, Americans have relied on The Old Farmer's Almanac for their yearly fix of remarkably reliable weather predictions. Author Benjamin A. Watson scoured two centuries of the Almanac, collecting an entertaining and informative treasury of anecdotes, tips, records, and aphorisms about the sunshine, the wind, the rain -- and even the occasional tornado. Now in paperback, The Old Farmer's Almanac Book of Weather and Natural Disasters teems with rare historical photographs and etchings, enticing folklore, and unforgettable memorabilia!Did you know that:-- Every day between eight and nine million bolts of lightning strike the earth?-- It was a comet, not Mrs. O'Leary's cow, that started the Great Chicago Fire?-- The number of days the last snowfall remains on the ground indicates the number of snowstorms that will occur during the following winter?-- Like the full moon, the hot and dry Santa Ana winds have been known to incite lunacy in Californians?-- Deer come down from the hills, fish rise to the surface and "bite," dogs roll on the ground and act drowsy, and horses stretch out their necks and sniff the air -- all at the sign of coming rain?-- The most devastating series of earthquakes in U.S. history shook the Mississippi River valley, along the New Madrid Fault in the winter of 1811 - 12?More fun than Willard, more informative than the Weather Channel, The Old Farmer's Almanac Book of Weather and Natural Disasters is a delight to read and a must-have reference work for anyone -- which means everyone -- who worries about carrying an umbrella.
Acts of God: The Old Farmer's Almanac Guide to Weather & Natural Disasters
Excerpts from The Old Farmer's Almanac offer an illustrated, witty treasury of anecdotes, tips, aphorisms, records, predictions, and trivia about all types of weather, from hurricanes to drought. 50,000 first printing. Tour.
Now completely up-to-date with the latest research advances, the Seventh Edition of James D. Watson’s classic book, Molecular Biology of the Gene retains the distinctive character of earlier editions that has made it the most widely used book in molecular biology. Twenty-two concise chapters, co-authored by six highly distinguished biologists, provide current, authoritative coverage of an exciting, fast-changing discipline.
Everything Reused in the Sea: The Crow and Benjamin Letters
Everything Reused in the Sea: The Crow and Benjamin Letters is a collection by Bay Area poets Della Watson and Jessica Wickens. Watson and Wickens are the founders of the Bay Area Correspondence School, a collective of writers and artists specializing in unusual approaches to discourse. Everything Reused in the Sea follows the artists' personnas over the course of about two years, combining poetry with high-tech communication like emails, text messages, and Twitter. The book takes obvious influence from 19th-century American poetry (both poets cite Emily Dickinson as an inspiration), but the book's unusual texture results from its juxtaposition of traditional language with a decidedly modern tone and subject matter.
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