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Alone on the Wall (Expanded edition)
by Alex Honnold

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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>
The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Perf...
by Steven Kotler

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

March 04, 2014

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<p><b><i>Wall Street Journal</i> Bestseller</b></p><P>In this groundbreaking book,<i> New York Times</i>–bestselling author Steven Kotler decodes the mystery of ultimate human performance. Drawing on over a decade of research and first-hand reporting with dozens of top action and adventure sports athletes like big wave legend Laird Hamilton, big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones, and skateboarding pioneer Danny Way, Kotler explores the frontier science of “flow,” an optimal state of consciousness in which we perform and feel our best.<p>Building a bridge between the extreme and the mainstream,<i> The Rise of Superman</i> explains how these athletes are using flow to do the impossible and how we can use this information to radically accelerate performance in our own lives. <p>At its core, this is a book about profound possibility; about what is actually possible for our species; about where—if anywhere—our limits lie.
The Winning Mindset that Saved My Life
by Tom Hulsey

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English

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Publication Date

November 01, 2018

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Tom Hulsey has gone from the shock of finding out he had cancer to the glory of beating it AND showing others how goal setting, commitment and tenacity helped him beat this dreaded disease. No matter where you are and no matter what life throws at you, this book will make a difference. <br /><br />Net proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to cancer research and education.<br /><br />The Winning Mindset that Saved My Life is a great story and inspirational book. Tom applies the skills and attitudes required to compete in an IRONMAN to life’s struggles. He tells a great story of going from an athlete absorbed with training and competition, and almost arrogant about his health, to a man devoted to helping and inspiring others.<br /><br />Why will this book make a difference in your life? Themes in the book are principles you can apply to your every day. These themes include:<br /><br />- Choosing Your Mindset<br />- Perseverance <br />- Being Intentional<br />- Overcoming Your Fears<br />- Being Prepared<br />- Knowing Your Options<br />- Living Beyond Yourself<br /><br />Tom has turned his life’s focus to education and advocacy. He is a Board Member of ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer and a Reviewer for the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) of the Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Tom also leads exercise classes and provides emotional support for cancer survivors at the Baylor Scott & White Health & Wellness Center.
Total Control
by Lee Parks

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

December 15, 2014

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A completely revised version of one of the best-selling motorcycle riding skills books of all time. Today's super high-performance bikes are the most potent vehicles ever sold to the public and they demand advanced riding skills. Get it right, and a modern motorcycle will provide you with the thrill of a lifetime; get it wrong and you'll be carted off in a meat wagon. The line between ecstasy and agony is so thin that there is absolutely no margin for error. Total Control provides you with the information you need to stay on the healthy side of that line, providing a training course developed and perfected through decades of professional training in Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic. This is the perfect book for riders who want to take their street riding skills to a higher level. Total Control explains the ins and outs of high-performance street riding. Lee Parks, one of the most accomplished riders, racers, authors and instructors in the world, helps riders master the awe-inspiring performance potential of modern motorcycles. This book gives riders everything they need to develop the techniques and survival skills necessary to become a proficient, accomplished, and safer street rider. High quality photos, detailed instructions, and professional diagrams highlight the intricacies and proper techniques of street riding and the knowledge gained will apply to all brands of bikes from Harley-Davidson and Suzuki to Ducati and Kawaski to Honda and BMW and more! Readers will come away with a better understanding of everything from braking and cornering to proper throttle control, resulting in a more exhilarating yet safer ride.
Nowhere Near First: Ultramarathon Adventures From The Back Of The...
by Cory Reese

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

September 05, 2016

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Long before Cory Reese strapped on his first pair of running shoes, he learned the key to being a successful ultrarunner: He knew how to suffer.<br /> <br />In “Nowhere Near First,” Cory shares his deeply personal story about experiencing his father’s suicide at a young age, and how this led to a career in endurance running and a desire to live life to the fullest.<br /> <br />“Nowhere Near First” is a humorous, captivating, and uplifting account of Cory’s memorable ultramarathon experiences. Not only does Cory’s entertaining and powerful writing allow readers a unique perspective into the challenges and rewards of running, but it also inspires each of us to turn tragedy into triumph. <br /> <br />“Cory Reese writes with humor, humbleness and honesty. His story is both uplifting and real, and his tales of persistence and perseverance are sure to inspire, whether you’re at the front of the pack or nowhere near first. Regardless of the title, this book’s a winner!”
<br /><b>~ Dean Karnazes, author of Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner</b> <br /> <br />“Cory Reese’s book, Nowhere Near First, is an immensely entertaining and profoundly educational story about overcoming challenges to forge a meaningful life. Reese’s story is must-read for people looking to find meaning and purpose in modern-day society.” <br /><b>~ Karl Hoagland, Publisher, UltraRunning Magazine</b> <br /> <br />“Cory has penned a very personal account of overcoming hardship in his personal and athletic life. Nowhere Near First tells his story of perseverance and survival in a vivid, down and dirty way that peaks with his extraordinarily positive way of looking at life.”<br /><b>~ Marshall Ulrich, author of Running On Empty: An Ultramarathoner’s Story of Love, Loss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America</b>
The Ogre: Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the f...
by Doug Scott

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

November 16, 2017

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<p>Some mountains are high; some mountains are hard. Few are both.</p><p>On the afternoon of 13 July 1977, having become the first climbers to reach the summit of the <b>Ogre</b>, <b>Doug Scott</b> and <b>Chris Bonington</b> began their long descent. In the minutes that followed, any feeling of success from their achievement would be overwhelmed by the start of a desperate fight for survival. And things would only get worse.</p><p>Rising to over 7,000 metres in the centre of the <b>Karakoram</b>, the Ogre – <b>Baintha Brakk</b> – is notorious in mountaineering circles as one of the most difficult mountains to climb. First summited by Scott and Bonington in 1977 – on expedition with <b>Paul ‘Tut’ Braithwaite, Nick Estcourt, Clive Rowland and Mo Anthoine</b> – it waited almost twenty-four years for a second ascent, and a further eleven years for a third. </p><p><i><b>The Ogre</b></i>, by legendary mountaineer <b>Doug Scott</b>, is a two-part biography of this enigmatic peak: in the first part, Scott has painstakingly researched the geography and history of the mountain; part two is the long overdue and very personal account of his and Bonington’s first ascent and their dramatic week-long descent on which Scott suffered <b>two broken legs</b> and Bonington <b>smashed ribs</b>. Using newly discovered diaries, letters and audio tapes, it tells of the heroic and selfless roles played by <b>Clive Rowland</b> and <b>Mo Anthoine</b>. When the desperate climbers finally made it back to base camp, they were to find it abandoned – and themselves still a long way from safety.</p><p><i><b>The Ogre</b></i> is undoubtedly one of the greatest adventure stories of all time.</p>
Mastering Mountain Bike Skills
by , Lee McCormack

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English

Pages

328

Publication Date

July 21, 2017

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If you want to ride like a pro, you should learn from a pro! In Mastering Mountain Bike Skills, Third Edition, world-champion racer Brian Lopes and renowned riding coach Lee McCormack share their elite perspectives and their own successful techniques to help riders of all levels build confidence and experience the full exhilaration of the sport.<br /><br />Mastering Mountain Bike Skills offers everything you need to maximize your fun and excitement on the trail. Learn how to select the proper bike and customize it for your unique riding style. Develop a solid skills base so you can execute techniques with more power and precision. Master the essential techniques to help you carve every corner, nail every jump, and conquer every obstacle in your path. Last, but not least, prepare yourself to handle every type of weather and trail condition that the mountain biking world throws at you.<br /><br />Whether you’re a first-time mountain biker, a seasoned enthusiast, or an aspiring professional, this book is the guide for improving your ride. Don’t just survive the trail—own it, and enjoy the thrill.
Cocaine + Surfing: A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Af...
by Chas Smith

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

June 12, 2018

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<div><b>From the author of <i>Welcome to Paradise, Now Go To Hell</i>, a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award for Nonfiction</b><BR><BR>It is likely not terribly surprising that surfers like to party. The 1960-70s image, bolstered by Tom Wolfe and Big Wednesday, was one of mild outlaws. Tanned boys who refused to grow up, spending their days drinking beer and smoking joints on the beach in between mindless hours in the water.<BR><BR>As the surf brands accidentally morphed into a multimillion, then multibillion dollar industry beginning in the 1980s, however, the derelict portrait began to harm business. In order to achieve wild year-on-year growth that came to be expected surf trunks, t-shirts and sunglasses had to be sold en mass through Midwestern mall stores. Moms in Des Moines did not want corn-fed junior to be a delinquent. And so the external surf image of the 1980s, 90s into the present became Kelly Slater and Laird Hamilton. Health, vitality, bravery, clean-living, positive and pure with heavy doses of puritanism.<BR><BR>Internally, though, surfing had moved on from booze and weed to its heart’s true home, its soul’s twin flame. Cocaine’s rise in American popular culture as the choice of rich, white elites was matched, then quadrupled, within surf culture. The parties got wilder, the nights stretched longer, the stories became more ridiculously unbelievable. And there has been no stopping, no dip in passion.<BR><BR>The surfer and his lover are entwined in gorgeously dysfunctional embrace. A forbidden love like Romeo and his Juliet and few, if any, outside the insular surf world knew or know about this particular rhapsody. A byzantine ethic keeps interlopers far away. Bad behavior is also kept very well-hidden, even from insiders, but evidence of psychosis rears its head from time to time. Overdoses, bar fights, surf contests and murders and cover-ups.<BR><BR><i>Cocaine + Surfing</i> peels the curtains back on a hopped up, sometimes sexy sometimes deadly relationship and uses cocaine as the vehicle to expose and explain the utterly absurd surf industry to outsiders. It also explores where dreams go when they die.<BR></div>
Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons
by Bryon Powell

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

April 12, 2011

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Marathons have become too easy for some runners. What was once the pinnacle of achievement in a runner’s life is now a stepping stone for extraordinary adventure in ultramarathoning. The number of ultrarunners—those running distances of 50k (31miles), 50 miles, 100k (62 miles), or 100 miles—is growing astronomically each year.<br /><br />Dean Karnazes’ Ultramarathon Man and Chris McDougall’s Born to Run have inspired tens of thousands to try these seemingly superhuman distances. But to date, there has been no practical guide to ultramarathoning. Now, Bryon Powell has written Relentless Forward Progress, the first how-to manual for aspiring ultrarunners. Powell covers every aspect of training for and racing ultra distances. This encyclopedic volume prepares runners for going farther than they have ever gone before and, in the process, shows them that they are capable of the “impossible.”<br /><br />About the Author<br /><br />Bryon Powell is a former Washington, DC, attorney who left his job to devote himself to running ultramarathons full time. He publishes the popular trail running and competes in ultras nationwide. His articles have also been published in Outside, Running Times, Trail Runner, Competitor, and UltraRunning. Bryon is a contributing editor at Trail Runner and is an advisory board member of the American Trail Running Association. He lives in Park City, Utah. As a runner, he has twice placed in the top ten at the Leadville 100 (’06 & ’09), twice won the under-30 age group at the Western States 100 (’05 & ’06), and was part of the first American team to place in the top three at Morocco’s Marathon des Sables (’09).<br />
Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us A...
by James Nestor

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

June 24, 2014

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<DIV><B><I>New York Times Book Review </I>Editors’ Choice • An Amazon Best Science Book of 2014 • <I>Scientific American </I>Recommended Read</B><BR /><BR /><B>“Fascinating, informative, exhilarating.” —<I>Wall Street Journal</I></B><BR /><BR /><I>Deep </I>is a voyage from the ocean’s surface to its darkest trenches, the most mysterious places on Earth. Fascinated by the sport of freediving—in which competitors descend great depths on a single breath—James Nestor embeds with a gang of oceangoing extreme athletes and renegade researchers. He finds whales that communicate with other whales hundreds of miles away, sharks that swim in unerringly straight lines through pitch-black waters, and other strange phenomena. Most illuminating of all, he learns that these abilities are reflected in our own remarkable, and often hidden, potential—including echolocation, directional sense, and the profound bodily changes humans undergo when underwater. Along the way, Nestor unlocks his own freediving skills as he communes with the pioneers who are expanding our definition of what is possible in the natural world, and in ourselves.<BR /><BR /> “A journey well worth taking.” —David Epstein, <I>New York Times Book Review</I><BR /><BR /> “Nestor pulls us below the surface into a world far beyond imagining and opens our eyes to these unseen places.” —<I>Dallas Morning News</I><BR /><BR />  “This is popular science writing at its best.” —<I>Christian Science Monitor</I></DIV>

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