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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.
Roan
by Shey Stahl

Language

English

Pages

403

Publication Date

December 25, 2019

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He’s the king of the freestyle world. The hottest, hell-raising guy to ever throw a leg over a dirt bike… and I was his before I was old enough to realize what it meant to be tied to a guy like Roan Sawyer. <br /><br />He protected me and saved me, only to turn me away when I wanted him the most. <br /><br />Behind the helmet, he’s gorgeous, rugged, obsessive, and a liar. Now his reckless ways have me questioning everything I thought I knew about him and my family. And here I am, trying to move on with my life, but he won’t let me. <br /><br />Consumed by a haunting ache only he provides, I want him, even though I hate him. Our love is wide-open, full throttle, red-lined ’til the very end.<br /><br />They say behind every king is a queen who he will do anything for. This queen… she’s innocent, sweet, and I’m nothing she needs. Everything I know about Ophelia Hadley is a lie I fed to keep her mine, only to be betrayed and deceived. <br /><br />She deserves stability, and me, well, I’m not that. I can’t promise her tomorrow. She knows that, but it doesn’t stop me from taking back what’s mine. <br /><br />Even if it means destroying everything I’ve worked for in the process.
Crossing Pirate Waters (Escape Book 2)
by Julie Bradley

Language

English

Pages

329

Publication Date

January 12, 2020

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<h3><strong>You don’t have to know a spinnaker from a mainsail to enjoy this adventure book. </strong><strong>Join Glen and Julie as they continue around the world through less traveled, dangerous areas on the far side of the world.</strong><br /></h3><p>Turmoil in the Mideast convinces Glen and Julie to linger in the South Pacific visiting primitive villages on remote islands. But hang on tight, because to finish their voyage they must leave friendly shores and navigate through trouble in the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea before arriving in Europe.</p><p>Full of dry wit and compelling descriptions, Julie takes the reader along for the ride of a lifetime in this sequel (book 2 of the Escape Series) to her previous bestseller, <em>Escape from the Ordinary</em>.</p><p><strong>GREAT PEOPLE, PLACES AND PROSE</strong><br /></p><p>From natives in penis sheaths on tropical islands to tribesmen on camels in the desert, this gripping story satisfies hardcore sailors and armchair adventurers alike. You will want an atlas by your side as you travel from one epic adventure to the next as the intrepid couple immerse themselves and you, the reader, in places such as:  </p><p>-Vanuatu</p><p>-New Caledonia</p><p>-New Zealand</p><p>-Lord Howe Island</p><p>-Australia</p><p>-Bali</p><p>-Borneo</p><p>-Indonesia</p><p>-Singapore</p><p>-Malaysia</p><p>-Thailand</p><p>-Maldives Islands</p><p>-Djibouti</p><p>-Eritrea</p><p>-Sudan</p><p>-Egypt</p><p>-Turkey</p><p>-Malta<br /></p>
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>
Rock Climbing Technique: The Practical Guide to Movement Mastery
by John Kettle

Language

English

Pages

138

Publication Date

September 01, 2018

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<p>If you have ever wanted to move effortlessly and get the most from your hard-won climbing fitness, this is the guide you've been waiting for.</p><p>Getting better at rock climbing doesn’t have to be about strength, endurance, flexibility or hours spent on repetitive training. It doesn’t need to be a balancing act between losing fitness and getting injured overtraining. Climbing is fundamentally a skill-based sport, and this guide will change the way you look at moving on rock.</p><p>Whatever your ability, learning to master smooth, relaxed and powerful movement means maximising your enjoyment and performance of the sport. This is the definitive practical guide to improving your rock climbing technique, and making you a more efficient climber. Fully illustrated with over 35 skills exercises supported by online videos, this book allows you to plan out your path to excellent technique with drills and exercises suited to all levels of ability.</p><p>Written by the UK's leading climbing movement specialist, it’s packed with the knowledge and expertise gained over two decades as a professional climbing coach. Essential reading for all climbers from intermediate to elite in sport climbing, bouldering and traditional climbing.</p>
Escape from the Ordinary
by JULIE BRADLEY

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English

Pages

328

Publication Date

December 13, 2018

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<h2><strong>Retire early, sell everything, buy a boat 4,000 miles away and sail around the world.  What could go wrong?</strong><br /></h2><h3>Meet Glen and Julie, sailors who follow their dream and discover that reality can be even bigger than imagined. From Force 10 storms in the North Atlantic to the crystal blue waters and native dancers of French Polynesia, <em>Escape from the Ordinary </em>(book 1 of the Escape Series) opens a window to adventures in extraordinary places not found in travel brochures.<br /></h3><h3>Told with keen observations and sparkling with wry humor, Julie describes the terrors and pleasures of living a life of total independence on a sailboat where even simple decisions can have big consequences.  This exhilarating, true story will thrill those planning to sail off into the sunset as well as armchair adventurers. <em>Escape from the Ordinary</em> reminds you of the unlimited possibilities in life and offers inspiration to go “<em>all in</em>” on your own dreams.</h3><h3><strong>MORE THAN A SAILING STORY</strong><br /></h3><h3>Traveling from one epic adventure to the next on board their sturdy Amel sailboat, Glen and Julie immerse themselves deeply into islands and cultures that are so off-the-beaten path you will reach for an atlas to find places like Bequia, the San Blas Islands, Niue…  From dodging voodoo curses in the Bahamas to clawing their way out of underwater caverns in the South Pacific, Glen and Julie take the reader along for the adventure of a lifetime.</h3><h3>Come aboard and <em>Escape from the Ordinary</em> in places such as:</h3><ul><li><h3>Bequia</h3></li><li><h3>Caribbean</h3></li><li><h3>Trinidad</h3></li><li><h3>Venezuela</h3></li><li><h3>Colombia</h3></li><li><h3>San Blas islands</h3></li><li><h3>Peru</h3></li><li><h3>Galapagos Islands</h3></li><li><h3>Marquesas Islands</h3></li><li><h3>Tuamotu Islands</h3></li><li><h3>Tahiti</h3></li><li><h3>Palmerston Island</h3></li><li><h3>Niue</h3></li><li><h3>Tonga<br /></h3></li><li><h3>New Zealand</h3></li><li><h3>Fiji</h3></li></ul>
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>INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER<br /><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> MONTHLY BESTSELLER<br />One of the 10 Best Books of March, <i>Paste Magazine</i><br /><br />A 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. <i>The 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?
Pour Judgment: A steamy fake fiancé romantic comedy
by HEATHER M ORGERON

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English

Pages

345

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>"A week of tits, booze, and fun in the sun? Where do I sign up?" </b><br /><br />Korie Potter’s got goals. Goals that do not include following in her mother’s footsteps. Rock stars and the life of the rich and famous? Yeah… not interested. She likes her heart in one piece, thank you very much. <br /><br />Until a weekend of booze and bad decisions at camp Pour Judgment finds her fake-engaged to country music’s most notorious bad boy, Rhett Taylor, and completely at his mercy.<br /><br />You see, Korie Potter’s also got a dream, and her new “fiancé” just may have the connections to make it come true.<br /><br /><b>★ NOW A TOP 15 AMAZON BESTSELLER ★</b>
The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human End...
by Adharanand Finn

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<p><strong>An electrifying look inside the wild world of extreme distance running.</strong></p><br /><p>Once the reserve of only the most hardcore enthusiasts, ultra running is now a thriving global industry, with hundreds of thousands of competitors each year. But is the rise of this most brutal and challenging sport—with races that extend into hundreds of miles, often in extreme environments—an antidote to modern life, or a symptom of a modern illness?</p><br /><p>In <em>The Rise of the Ultra Runners</em>, award-winning author Adharanand Finn travels to the heart of the sport to investigate the reasons behind its rise and discover what it takes to join the ranks of these ultra athletes. Through encounters with the extreme and colorful characters of the ultramarathon world, and his own experiences of running ultras everywhere from the deserts of Oman to the Rocky Mountains, Finn offers a fascinating account of people testing the boundaries of human endeavor.</p>
Total Control:High Performance Street Riding Techniques, 2nd Edit...
by Lee Parks

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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.

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