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The Ultimate Prepper's Guide: How to Make Sure the End of the Wor...
by Skyhorse

Language

English

Pages

609

Publication Date

June 03, 2014

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<I>The Ultimate Preppers' Guide</I> is packed with practical approaches, step-by-step instructions, and how-to explanations for disaster and emergency preparation. Knowledge maps, flow charts, and templates provide important information at a glance and walk you through your decisions on personalizing and customizing disaster preparation for you, the family, and your business. <BR><I>The Ultimate Preppers' Guide</I> is logically organized, easy to reference, and simple to understand. It provides diverse coverage of disaster prep topics, including a comprehensive look at disaster first aid and medical problems where there are no responders or hospitals immediately available. This book brings you up to date on emerging prep trends and technologies and examines what works and what doesn’t. It explains how to prep with the budget you have and with many of the materials you already have at hand. It includes chapters on basic preparedness, communications, resource conservation, power and energy, emergency heating and cooling, water, food and nutrition, shelter, evacuation, public health, special needs, and specific hazards. This book will not just get you ready beforehand. When a disaster has happened, it will provide ideas for surviving, coping, and recovering.
The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World’s Longest Treas...
by Randall Sullivan

Language

English

Pages

396

Publication Date

December 11, 2018

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<DIV>In 1795, a teenager discovered a mysterious circular depression in the ground on Oak Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada, and ignited rumors of buried treasure. Early excavators uncovered a clay-lined shaft containing layers of soil interspersed with wooden platforms, but when they reached a depth of ninety feet, water poured into the shaft and made further digging impossible.<BR><BR>Since then the mystery of Oak Island’s “Money Pit” has enthralled generations of treasure hunters, including a Boston insurance salesman whose obsession ruined him; young Franklin Delano Roosevelt; and film star Errol Flynn. Perplexing discoveries have ignited explorers’ imaginations: a flat stone inscribed in code; a flood tunnel draining from a man-made beach; a torn scrap of parchment; stone markers forming a huge cross. Swaths of the island were bulldozed looking for answers; excavation attempts have claimed two lives. Theories abound as to what’s hidden on Oak Island—pirates’ treasure, Marie Antoinette’s lost jewels, the Holy Grail, proof that Sir Francis Bacon was the true author of Shakespeare’s plays—yet to this day, the Money Pit remains an enigma. <BR><BR><EM>The Curse of Oak Island</EM> is a fascinating account of the strange, rich history of the island and the intrepid treasure hunters who have driven themselves to financial ruin, psychotic breakdowns, and even death in pursuit of answers. And as Michigan brothers Marty and Rick Lagina become the latest to attempt to solve the mystery, as documented on the History Channel’s television show <EM>The Curse of Oak Island</EM>, Sullivan takes readers along to follow their quest firsthand. <BR></DIV>
Because the Cat Purrs: How We Relate to Other Species and Why it ...
by Janet Lembke

Language

English

Pages

252

Publication Date

May 17, 2008

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"A new book by Janet Lembke is always a cause for celebration."—Sue Hubbell We share our lives, for better or worse, with a multitude of animals, white-tailed deer and white-tailed eagles, hens and wrens, frogs and guppies, and, last but hardly least, bugs and bacteria. For the most part, we drift along separately, with neither man nor animal affecting the other's way of life. Sometimes, however, we fall in love—as in the case of the cat in the title—or otherwise encounter our animal neighbors in ways that change both of us. Lembke challenges her readers to consider the idea that all creatures are conscious, with the ability to make choices, exercise awareness, and seek pleasure while shunning pain. Rarely has a book of natural history covered such a broad range of subjects, from the everyday bargains we make with our pets and other domestic creatures to descriptions of bungee-cord snail sex and the purpose of a honeybee's sting. Lembke explores the evolution of her subjects, and draws on literature and myth to paint gorgeous, wide-ranging portraits of everyday (and more unusual) encounters, such as that of a gardener and a groundhog, or a chicken egg and Augustus Caesar's wife. This is a sensitive and timely appraisal of how we treat the creatures we share our planet with—and how we ought to. It is a book that no lover of intelligent writing about the natural world will want to miss. 20 b/w illustrations.
The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing ...
by Mark Synnott

Language

English

Pages

415

Publication Date

March 05, 2019

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<b>If you loved watching <i>Free Solo</i>, you’ll be enthralled by Mark Synnott’s deeply reported, insider perspective of Alex Honnold’s historic achievement and the culture and history of climbing.<br /><br />“One of the most compelling accounts of a climb and the climbing ethos that I've ever read.”—Sebastian Junger<br /><br /></b>In Mark Synnott’s unique window on the ethos of climbing, his friend Alex Honnold’s astonishing “free solo” ascent of El Capitan’s 3,000 feet of sheer granite, is the central act. When Honnold topped out at 9:28 A.M. on June 3, 2017, having spent fewer than four hours on his historic ascent, the world gave a collective gasp. The <i>New York Times</i> described it as “one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever.” Synnott’s personal history of his own obsession with climbing since he was a teenager—through professional climbing triumphs and defeats, and the dilemmas they render—makes this a  deeply reported, enchanting revelation about living life to the fullest. What are we doing if not an impossible climb?<br /><br />Synnott delves into a raggedy culture that emerged decades earlier during Yosemite’s Golden Age, when pioneering climbers like Royal Robbins and Warren Harding invented the sport that Honnold would turn on its ear. Painting an authentic, wry portrait of climbing history and profiling Yosemite heroes and the harlequin tribes of climbers known as the Stonemasters and the Stone Monkeys, Synnott weaves in his own experiences with poignant insight and wit: tensions burst on the mile-high northwest face of Pakistan’s Great Trango Tower; fellow climber Jimmy Chin miraculously persuades an official in the Borneo jungle to allow Honnold’s first foreign expedition, led by Synnott, to continue; armed bandits accost the same trio at the foot of a tower in the Chad desert...<br /><br /><i>The Impossible Climb</i> is an emotional drama driven by people exploring the limits of human potential and seeking a perfect, choreographed dance with nature. Honnold dared far beyond the ordinary, beyond any climber in history. But this story of sublime heights is really about all of us. Who doesn’t need to face down fear and make the most of the time we have?
Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark (Modern Library (Paperb...
by Jane Fletcher Geniesse

Language

English

Pages

410

Publication Date

July 09, 2010

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<b>A <i>New York Times </i>Notable Book • Finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction<br /><br />“Highly readable biography . . . The woman who emerges from these pages is a complex figure—heroic, driven . . . and entirely human.”—Richard Bernstein, <i>The New York Times<br /><br /></i></b><i>Passionate Nomad</i> captures the momentous life and times of Freya Stark with precision, compassion, and marvelous detail. Hailed by <i>The Times</i> of London as “the last of the Romantic Travellers” upon her death in 1993, Freya Stark combined unflappable bravery, formidable charm, fearsome intellect, and ferocious ambition to become the twentieth century’s best-known woman traveler. Digging beneath the mythology, Geniesse uncovers a complex, controversial, and quixotic woman whose indomitable spirit was forged by contradictions: a child of privilege, Stark grew up in near poverty; yearning for formal education, she was largely self-taught; longing for love, she consistently focused on the wrong men. Despite these hardships, Stark’s astonishing career spanned more than sixty years, during which she produced twenty-two books that sealed her reputation as a consummate woman of letters. <br /><br />This edition includes a new Epilogue by the author that, citing newly discovered evidence, calls into question the circumstances of Stark’s birth and adds new insight into this adventurous and lively personality.<br /><br /><b>Praise for </b><i><b>Passionate Nomad</b></i><br /><br />“<i>Passionate Nomad</i> is a work of nonfiction that reads and sings with the drama and lilt of a fine novel. The story of Freya Stark is stunning, inspiring, sad, funny, unique, and moving. Jane Fletcher Geniesse tells it straight, but with a care for delicious detail and a sympathy for the characters that make this a truly special book.”<b>—Jim Lehrer<br /><br /></b>“<i>Passionate Nomad</i> supplies a fascinating individual thread in the tapestry of twentiethcentury Middle Eastern history. . . . [Geniesse] has achieved, in the end, an admirable focus, at once critical and sympathetic. . . . For all Stark’s unresolved contradictions, . . . her distinction as a latter-day woman of letters survives.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review<br /><br /></i></b> “Compulsively readable . . . [Geniesse] has done a thorough job re-creating the life of a woman many consider to be the last of the great romantic travelers.”<b>—<i>The Plain Dealer</i> (Cleveland)</b>
The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever
by Mark Frost

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English

Pages

284

Publication Date

November 06, 2007

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<strong>In 1956, a casual bet between two millionaires eventually pitted two of the greatest golfers of the era-Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan-against top amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi.</strong> </br></br> The year: 1956. Four decades have passed since Eddie Lowery came to fame as the ten-year-old caddie to U.S. Open Champion Francis Ouimet. Now a wealthy car dealer and avid supporter of amateur golf, Lowery has just made a bet with fellow millionaire George Coleman. Lowery claims that two of his employees, amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi, cannot be beaten in a best-ball match, and challenges Coleman to bring any two golfers of his choice to the course at 10 a.m. the next day to settle the issue. Coleman accepts the challenge and shows up with his own power team: Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, the game's greatest living professionals, with fourteen major championships between them.</br></br> In Mark Frost's peerless hands, complete with the recollections of all the participants, the story of this immortal foursome and the game they played that day-legendarily known in golf circles as the greatest private match ever played-comes to life with powerful, emotional impact and edge-of-your-seat suspense.
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.
Alone on the Wall (Expanded edition)
by Alex Honnold

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<p><strong>Including two new chapters on Alex Honnold’s free solo ascent of the iconic 3,000-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.</strong></p><br /><p>On June 3rd, 2017, Alex Honnold became the first person to free solo Yosemite's El Capitan—to scale the wall without rope, a partner, or any protective gear—completing what was described as "the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport" (<em>National Geographic</em>) and "one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever" (<em>New York Times</em>). Already one of the most famous adventure athletes in the world, Honnold has now been hailed as "the greatest climber of all time" (<em>Vertical</em> magazine).</p><br /><p><em>Alone on the Wall</em> recounts the most astonishing achievements of Honnold’s extraordinary life and career, brimming with lessons on living fearlessly, taking risks, and maintaining focus even in the face of extreme danger. Now Honnold tells, for the first time and in his own words, the story of his 3 hours and 56 minutes on the sheer face of El Cap, which <em>Outside</em> called "the moon landing of free soloing…a generation-defining climb. Bad ass and beyond words…one of the pinnacle sporting moments of all time."</p>
Beneath The Muscle: Unleash Your Inner Champion
by Lauren Powers

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English

Pages

217

Publication Date

March 04, 2019

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<h2>Wish you had the courage to stand out from the crowd? Discover a legendary athlete's life-changing guide to embracing your inner strength. </h2><p>Do you always feel like you're hiding your true self? Are you too afraid of cyberbullies and armchair critics to share your unique talents? Renowned fitness celebrity Lauren Powers rose above debilitating addiction and became a bodybuilding champion at an age when most contenders retire. With multiple titles and film roles under her belt, Powers is living proof that you can turn your true passions into reality. </p><p><i>Beneath the Muscle</i> is your inspirational handbook to letting your true talents shine. Inspired by Powers' crushing battles against haters and her incredible victories, this book reveals the author's formula for authentic success. No matter your shape, size, or status, the book's winning combination of self-care routines and positive psychology can take you from underdog to champion. </p><h3>In <i>Beneath the Muscle</i>, you’ll discover:</h3><ul><li>An intimate look into Powers' struggles and triumphs to inspire your own journey to success</li><li>Methods for honing your true passion and purpose</li><li>Actionable strategies for overcoming obstacles on the path to your dreams</li><li>Tactics for combating the negative attention of critics to focus on what matters</li><li>Techniques to cultivate a healthy goal-oriented mindset and much, much more! </li></ul><p><i>Beneath the Muscle</i> is your personal trainer in the pursuit of greatness. If you like pushing boundaries, real-world inspirational stories, and actionable advice from a trusted expert, then you’ll love Lauren Powers’ heartfelt guide to self-acceptance and lifelong achievement. </p><h2><u>Buy <i>Beneath the Muscle</i> to embrace a powerful new you today! </u></h2><br />
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.

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