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The Secret Life of Plants: A Fascinating Account of the Physical,...
by , Christopher Bird

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English

Pages

415

Publication Date

June 12, 2018

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<p><strong>Explore the inner world of plants and its fascinating relation to mankind, as uncovered by the latest discoveries of science. A perennial bestseller.</strong></p><p>In this truly revolutionary and beloved work, drawn from remarkable research, Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird cast light on the rich psychic universe of plants. Now available in a new edition, <em>The Secret Life of Plants</em> explores plants' response to human care and nurturing, their ability to communicate with man, plants' surprising reaction to music, their lie-detection abilities, their creative powers, and much more. Tompkins and Bird's classic book affirms the depth of humanity's relationship with nature and adds special urgency to the cause of protecting the environment that nourishes us.</p>
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
by Phil Knight

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English

Pages

401

Publication Date

April 26, 2016

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><BR> <BR>In this instant<i> </i>and tenacious bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (<i>Booklist</i>, starred review), illuminating his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.<BR><BR>Bill Gates named <i>Shoe Dog</i> one of his five favorite books of 2016 and called it “an amazing tale, a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like. It’s a messy, perilous, and chaotic journey, riddled with mistakes, endless struggles, and sacrifice. Phil Knight opens up in ways few CEOs are willing to do.”<BR> <BR>Fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car in 1963, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In this age of start-ups, Knight’s Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world.<BR> <BR>But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. In <i>Shoe Dog</i>, he tells his story at last. At twenty-four, Knight decides that rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, new, dynamic, different. He details the many risks he encountered, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors and hostile bankers—as well as his many thrilling triumphs. Above all, he recalls the relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike, with his former track coach, the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman, and with his first employees, a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers.<BR> <BR>Together, harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the transformative power of sports, they created a brand—and a culture—that changed everything.
BE A NOMAD CHANGE YOUR LIFE: The ULTIMATE GUIDE to Living Full-Ti...
by Robin Barrett

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English

Pages

176

Publication Date

December 31, 2018

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Do you have a dream? Being a nomad might be the solution that makes it come true. <br />Don't wait to travel, start that new business, write a novel, or spend time with the people you love. Do it now, by following the easy to understand resources in this book. BANCYL walks you through WHY people – just like you -- choose a nomadic life, HOW to decide if it’s the right life for you, and WHERE you can travel and thrive, step by step.<br /><br />In this inclusive, one-stop resource guide, you’ll find all the tools you need to launch into a successful, safe nomadic life, with:<br />•Hundreds of helpful links<br />•Budget, Destination and Planning Worksheets<br />•Travel Options – from frugal to ritzy<br />•Safety Tips – from accident safety to bear attacks and everything in between<br />•Resources to navigate State of Residence, REAL ID, and receiving mail <br />•Dozens of mobile job resources<br />•Financial Resources – from Health Insurance Options to banking and saving for retirement<br />•Easy to understand information on mobile power, water and hygiene<br />•Discount clubs and free camping resources<br />•How to travel with pets<br />•Finding a great mobile social life and support system<br />•And much, much more.<br /><br />The author is a full-time nomad and the creator of the Creativity RV Lifestyle Blog and YouTube channel. Her experience, interviews with dozens of current nomads and the questions she’s received from thousands of followers has led her to create the best RV and Van-life guide ever written, jam-packed with the resources and links any nomad needs to hit the road full time.<br />Becoming a nomad can change your life. Over one-million people in the U.S. have chosen this rewarding life of travel and freedom -- will you be one of them?<br />BE A NOMAD CHANGE YOUR LIFE is the one resource guide you need before, during and after you launch into your full-time mobile adventure.<br />
Into the Storm: Two Ships, a Deadly Hurricane, and an Epic Battle...
by Tristram Korten

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English

Pages

264

Publication Date

April 24, 2018

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<b><b>“An intense, immersive deep dive into a wild, dangerous, and unknown world, written with the pace and appeal of a great thriller. This is nonfiction at its very best.”—Lee Child</b><br /><br />The true story of two doomed ships and a daring search-and-rescue operation that shines a light on the elite Coast Guard swimmers trained for the most dangerous ocean missions</b><br /><br /> In late September 2015, Hurricane Joaquin swept past the Bahamas and swallowed a pair of cargo vessels in its destructive path: <i>El Faro</i>, a 790-foot American behemoth with a crew of thirty-three, and the <i>Minouche</i>, a 230-foot freighter with a dozen sailors aboard. From the parallel stories of these ships and their final journeys, Tristram Korten weaves a remarkable tale of two veteran sea captains from very different worlds, the harrowing ordeals of their desperate crews, and the Coast Guard’s extraordinary battle against a storm that defied prediction.<br /><br /> When the Coast Guard received word from Captain Renelo Gelera that the <i>Minouche </i>was taking on water on the night of October 1, the servicemen on duty helicoptered through Joaquin to the sinking ship. Rescue swimmer Ben Cournia dropped into the sea—in the middle of a raging tropical cyclone, in the dark—and churned through the monstrous swells, loading survivors into a rescue basket dangling from the helicopter as its pilot struggled against the tempest. With pulsating narrative skill in the tradition of Sebastian Junger and Jon Krakauer, Korten recounts the heroic efforts by Cournia and his fellow guardsmen to haul the <i>Minouche’</i>s crew to safety.<br /><br /> Tragically, things would not go as well for Captain Michael Davidson and <i>El Faro</i>. Despite exhaustive searching by her would-be rescuers, the loss of the vessel became the largest U.S. maritime disaster in decades. As Korten narrates the ships’ fates, with insights drawn from insider access to crew members, Coast Guard teams, and their families, he delivers a moving and propulsive story of men in peril, the international brotherhood of mariners, and the breathtaking power of nature.<br /><b><br />Praise for <i>Into the Storm<br /></i></b><br />“The story [Tristram] Korten tells is impressively multifaceted, exploring everything from timely issues such as climate change to timeless themes such as man’s struggle against the ocean’s fury.”<b>—<i>Miami New Times</i></b><br /><br />“<i>Into the Storm</i> reads like more than just the chronicle of one maritime disaster—and may be a warning claxon against the possibility of more such disasters coming this hurricane season.”<b>—<i>Open Letters Review</i></b>
Plants, Performance and the Endocannabinoid System: 21st Century ...
by , Doug Brown

Language

English

Pages

40

Publication Date

October 30, 2018

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<h2>How Hemp-CBD and Other Plants Boost Energy Reserves, Reduce Pain and Anxiety, Deepen Sleep, and Accelerate Recovery </h2><p>- What exactly is hemp-derived CBD?</p><p>- Can CBD help me with pain and inflammation?</p><p>- Can CBD help me with anxiety?</p><p>- Can CBD help me with fatigue?</p><p>- Is CBD safe to use?</p><p>- Is CBD legal and can it be used in sports?</p><p>- How do CBD and other plant extracts do all of this?</p><p>If you are looking for answers to these questions, you’ve come to the right place.</p><h3>˃˃˃ Understand The Benefits</h3><p>In this book you will also learn how hemp-derived CBD and other potent botanicals fuel your body’s endocannabinoid system in ways that help...</p><p>- Boost energy at the cellular level</p><p>- Enhance your mood and outlook</p><p>- Increase your stamina</p><p>- Better manage stress and anxiety</p><p>- Help you sleep deeper</p><p>- Accelerate your recovery</p><p></p><h3>˃˃˃ The health benefits tied to hemp-derived CBD and other potent plant extracts seem almost too good to be true: they reportedly help with gut health, brain injuries, chronic inflammation, sleep disorders, cramps, fatigue, stress, anxiety, and much more. </h3><p>In the world of sports, they’re increasingly talked about among elite pro athletes and Olympians as an alternative to the highly addictive narcotics routinely dispensed for athletic injuries. So much so that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) removed CBD from its prohibited substances list in January 2018, which applies to rules for the International Olympic Committee and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.</p><p></p><h3>˃˃˃ In Plants, Performance and the Endocannabinoid System</h3><p>21st Century Sports Medicine, join former trial lawyer turned wellness advocate, Don McLaughlin, and his co-author and journalist, Doug Brown, as they journey into the world of how CBD and other potent plants are fueling a grassroots movement in the sports world, one that has broader implications for anyone looking to boost not only health and well-being but also enhance performance and enjoyment in any area of life.</p><p>Join Don and Doug’s journey as they uncover the medical and physiological explanations for this movement, during which they get an inside view of the rigors and demands of elite athletics, from NFL gameday to skiing down the face of Alaskan glaciers. Read along as they connect with athletes who’ve competed at the highest levels in the NFL, ultra endurance trail running and extreme skiing. Here’s some of what you’ll learn:</p><p></p><h2><u>Buy Today and start reaping the benefits of hemp-derived CBD and other botanicals.</u></h2>
Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultima...
by Michael Matthews

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English

Pages

362

Publication Date

January 05, 2014

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<h2><b>MICHAEL MATTHEWS' <u>#1 BESTSELLING</u> NATURAL BODYBUILDING BOOK WITH OVER <u>400,000</u> COPIES SOLD.</b></h2><br /><b>If you want to build muscle, lose fat, and look great as quickly as possible <u>without</u> steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements ... <u>regardless of your age</u> ... then you want to read this book.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>Building muscle and burning fat isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. This book is <u>the shortcut.</u></b></h2><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> spend hundreds of dollars per month on the <u>worthless supplements</u> that steroid-fueled bodybuilders “swear by.”</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> constantly change up your weightlifting exercises to build muscle mass. Muscle building is <u>much simpler</u> than that.</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> spend a couple of hours every day doing tons of weight training sets, supersets, drop sets, etc. In fact, this is a great way to get <u>nowhere.</u></li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> grind out hours of boring cardio to shed <u>ugly belly fat</u> and get a six-pack. You don’t HAVE to do any cardio, actually.</li><br /><li><b>You don't need to:</b> obsess over "clean eating" and avoid "unhealthy" foods to get ripped. <u>Flexible dieting</u> is the real “secret” of effective bodybuilding nutrition.</li><br />Those are just a few of the <u>harmful lies and myths</u> that keep guys from ever achieving the lean, muscular, strong, and healthy bodies they <u>truly desire.</u><br /><br />And in this book you re going to learn something most guys will <u>never know</u> ...<br /><br /><h2><b>The exact methods of diet and training that make putting on <u>10 to 15 pounds</u> of quality lean mass a breeze...and it only takes a <u>few months.</u></b></h2><br />Here are just a few of the things you're going to discover in this book:<br />​<br /><li>The <u>7 biggest</u> muscle building myths and mistakes that keep guys small, weak, and frustrated.</li><br /><li>How to build muscle, lose fat, and get healthy <u>eating foods you love</u> and never feeling starved, deprived, or like you're "on a diet."</li><br /><li>An all-in-one training system that delivers <u>MAXIMUM results for your efforts</u>, helping you build a big, full chest, a wide, tapered back, thick, powerful legs, and bulging arms...spending no more than <u>3 to 6 hours</u> in the gym every week...doing workouts that <u>energize you, not wipe you out.</u></li><br /><li>A no-BS guide to supplements that will teach you what works and what doesn't, and save you <u>hundreds if not THOUSANDS</u> of dollars each year.</li><br /><li>How to master the "inner game of fitness" and develop the <u>self-discipline and willpower</u> it takes to build the body of your dreams (and actually enjoy the process!).</li><br /><li>The 3 simple laws of muscle growth that, when applied, literally <u>force your body</u> to grow bigger and stronger.</li><br /><li>How to get shredded while still indulging in the "cheat foods" that you love every week like <u>pasta, pizza, and ice cream.</u></li><br /><li>And a whole lot more!</li><br /><h2><b>Imagine...just 12 weeks from now...being <u>constantly complimented</u> on how great you look and asked how the heck you’re doing it...</b></h2><br />Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day...<br /><br /><b>The bottom line is you <u>CAN</u> achieve that "Hollywood hunk" body <u>without</u> having your life revolve around it.</b><br /><br /><h2><b>SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS!</b></h2><br />With this fitness book you'll also get a <u>FREE 98-page bonus report</u> with a year of Bigger Leaner Stronger bodybuilding workouts as well as the author's personal product and supplement recommendations and more!<br /><br /><h2>Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!</h2>
Brave Companions
by David McCullough

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English

Pages

258

Publication Date

May 31, 2007

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From Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, these are stories of people of great vision and daring whose achievements continue to inspire us today, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.<BR><BR>The bestselling author of <i>Truman</i> and <i>John Adams,</i> David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history or changed how we see the world but whose stories express much that is timeless about the human condition.<BR> <BR>Here are Alexander von Humboldt, whose epic explorations of South America surpassed the Lewis and Clark expedition; Harriet Beecher Stowe, “the little woman who made the big war”; Frederic Remington; the extraordinary Louis Agassiz of Harvard; Charles and Anne Lindbergh, and their fellow long-distance pilots Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Beryl Markham; Harry Caudill, the Kentucky lawyer who awakened the nation to the tragedy of Appalachia; and David Plowden, a present-day photographer of vanishing America.<BR> <BR>Different as they are from each other, McCullough’s subjects have in common a rare vitality and sense of purpose. These are brave companions: to each other, to David McCullough, and to the reader, for with rare storytelling ability McCullough brings us into the times they knew and their very uncommon lives.
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gol...
by Daniel James Brown

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English

Pages

417

Publication Date

June 04, 2013

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36'.”<br /><br /></b>For readers of <i>Unbroken</i>, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.<br /><br /> It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.
Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Emp...
by Peter Stark

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English

Pages

403

Publication Date

March 04, 2014

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<p>In the tradition of <em>The Lost City of Z</em> and <em>Skeletons in the Zahara</em>, <em>Astoria</em> is the thrilling, true-adventure tale of the 1810 Astor Expedition, an epic, now forgotten, three-year journey to forge an American empire on the Pacific Coast. Peter Stark offers a harrowing saga in which a band of explorers battled nature, starvation, and madness to establish the first American settlement in the Pacific Northwest and opened up what would become the Oregon trail, permanently altering the nation's landscape and its global standing.</p><p>Six years after Lewis and Clark's began their journey to the Pacific Northwest, two of the Eastern establishment's leading figures, John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson, turned their sights to founding a colony akin to Jamestown on the West Coast and transforming the nation into a Pacific trading power. Author and correspondent for <em>Outside</em> magazine Peter Stark recreates this pivotal moment in American history for the first time for modern readers, drawing on original source material to tell the amazing true story of the Astor Expedition.</p><p>Unfolding over the course of three years, from 1810 to 1813, <em>Astoria</em> is a tale of high adventure and incredible hardship in the wilderness and at sea. Of the more than one hundred-forty members of the two advance parties that reached the West Coast—one crossing the Rockies, the other rounding Cape Horn—nearly half perished by violence. Others went mad. Within one year, the expedition successfully established Fort Astoria, a trading post on the Columbia River. Though the colony would be short-lived, it opened provincial American eyes to the potential of the Western coast and its founders helped blaze the Oregon Trail.</p>
Through My Eyes
by , Nathan Whitaker

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

May 31, 2011

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FormerUniversity of Florida star quarterback, 2010 first-round draft pick for theDenver Broncos, and devout Christian Tim Tebow tellsthe story of his faith, his life, and his career in football in <em>Through MyEyes</em>. Written with Nathan Whitaker, the <em>New York Times</em> bestsellingcoauthor of <em>Quiet Strength</em>,<em> </em>with Tony Dungy, <em>Through My Eyes </em>givesfans a first look into the heart of an athlete whose talent and devotion havemade him one of the most provocative figures in football.

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