If you've ever been involved with competitive swimming, then this is "must read" book for you. It will not only bring back memories for your but it will also refresh your memory of life lessons you learned through your swimming participation; life lessons you have been able to apply to living Beyond The Pool. It will also remind you of other lessons that you forgot that you even learned.
All Mick Bogerman wanted to do was teach his little brother how to swim in the coolest swimming pool in town. He didn't ask to take care of a bunch of Sea-Monkeys while he was there. He certainly didn't mean to morph one of them into a mermaid by feeding it genetically enhanced super food. No one is more surprised than Mick when the creature starts luring unsuspecting adults into the deep end of the pool. Adults who don't resurface. Join Mick as he battles a powerful adversary: a bloodthirsty mermaid who hypnotizes with a golden gaze, shatters glass with a piercing shriek, and reveals her true menacing self by the light of a full moon.
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from the backcover: Let the mermaid re-education begin.
Toss most everything you know about mermaids right into the trash. They are not sweet girls with fish tails who sing pretty songs. They are ugly, red-scaled gorillas. They hypnotize you with their eyes and shatter glass with a shriek. But worst of the worst, they can shred you with their razor claws into bite-sized pieces. And they are always hungry. If one of them lands in your swimming pool you better read my simple steps for How to Rid Your Swimming Pool of a Bloodthirsty Mermaid.
In light of mounting fishing pressures, increased aquaculture production and a growing concern for fish well-being, improved knowledge on the swimming physiology of fish and its application to fisheries science and aquaculture is needed. This book presents recent investigations into some of the most extreme examples of swimming migrations in salmons, eels and tunas, integrating knowledge on their performance in the laboratory with that in their natural environment. For the first time, the application of swimming in aquaculture is explored by assessing the potential impacts and beneficial effects. The modified nutritional requirements of "athletic" fish are reviewed as well as the effects of exercise on muscle composition and meat quality using state-of-the-art techniques in genomics and proteomics. The last chapters introduce zebrafish as a novel exercise model and present the latest technologies for studying fish swimming and aquaculture applications.
What gives poetry its effect? Perhaps it is its foreignness to day to day living --- something apart from the travail of reality. Perhaps it is that poetry springs as much from the heart as from the mind. Whatever the reason, in poetry certain aspects of life and living gain a clarity and meaning not found in prose writing. In his work the "Apology" Plato attributes to Socrates the statement that "...the unexamined life is not worth living..." This small book of poetry tries to examine some of those aspects of life that makes it worth living.
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