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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.
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.
Arthur: The Dog who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home
by Mikael Lindnord

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

September 09, 2017

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<p class="book_description"><strong>The epic true story of one man, a dog, and how they found each other</strong></p><p class="book_description">As seen on an ESPN SC Featured documentary</p><p class="book_description">When you're racing 435 miles through the jungles and mountains of South America, the last thing you need is a stray dog tagging along. But that's exactly what happened to Mikael Lindnord, captain of a Swedish adventure racing team, when he threw a scruffy but dignified mongrel a meatball one afternoon.</p><p class="book_description">When the team left the next day, the dog followed. Try as they might, they couldn't lose him—and soon Mikael realized that he didn't want to. Crossing rivers, battling illness and injury, and struggling through some of the toughest terrain on the planet, the team and the dog walked together toward the finish line, where Mikael decided he would save the dog, now named Arthur, and bring him back to his family in Sweden, whatever it took. In compelling prose, illustrated with candid photographs, <em>Arthur</em> provides a testament to the amazing bond between dogs and people.</p>
Alone on the Wall
by Alex Honnold

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English

Pages

263

Publication Date

November 09, 2015

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<p>The life and death-defying feats of Alex Honnold, a visionary climber of the sort that comes along only once in a generation.</p><br /><p>Free solo climbing is a high-stakes sport: if you fall, you die. Expert free soloist Alex Honnold isn't afraid to push the limit; one of the most famous adventure athletes in the world, he has pioneered new routes, won awards, and shattered records. <em>Alone on the Wall</em> recounts the seven 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.</p>
Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner
by Dean Karnazes

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English

Pages

308

Publication Date

March 02, 2006

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As an athlete, ultrarunning legend (<i>Men's Journal</i>) Dean Karnazes has run 350 miles without rest and is probably the first person to eat an entire pizza while running. As an author, he has inspired countless couch potatoes to get off the couch, cancel the cable, and start running. In September, Karnazes embarks on his most monumental feat ever, The North Face Endurance 50. Beginning September 17 (at the Lewis & Clark Marathon in St. Charles, Missouri), Dean will run fifty marathons (each marathon is 26.2 miles) in fifty states on fifty consecutive days. The North Face Endurance 50 will culminate with Dean's run in the New York City Marathon on November 5. <br /><br />Promotional blow-in cards for this unprecedented run, sure to receive extraordinary media coverage, are inserted in this paperback edition of <i>Ultramarathon Man</i>, which also includes a new epilogue with Dean's diet and training tips.
Spartan Fit!: 30 Days. Transform Your Mind. Transform Your Body. ...
by , John Durant

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English

Pages

259

Publication Date

August 02, 2016

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<DIV><B>From the best-selling author of <I>Spartan Up! </I>a complete 30-day workout and diet plan to help you reach peak performance</B><BR /><BR /> Joe De Sena designed the Spartan races to test overall conditioning: strength, flexibility, endurance, and speed. His signature take-no-prisoners approach to achieving physical and mental fitness has taken the endurance world by storm and inspired millions. Now in <I>Spartan Fit!,</I> De Sena breaks down that approach and gives readers the tools they need to conquer the course — and life, including:<BR /><BR />     • A 30-day workout and diet plan to prepare for the Spartan Sprint — or to just get you in shape<BR />     • Full-body workouts requiring no gym, no weights<BR />     • How to build on one race to the next<BR />     • Inspiring, motivating stories of Spartans<BR /><BR />A complete Spartan training guide, <I>Spartan Fit!</I> will arm readers with the strength, knowledge, and grit to never question their potential again.</DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV>
Sailing a Serious Ocean (CREATIVE MATH SUPPLEMENT)
by John Kretschmer

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 05, 2013

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<p><i>"I know you'll want to read more after you finish <b>Sailing a Serious Ocean</b>. And be warned, you'll very likely want to sail with John, perhaps across an ocean."</i> -- DALLAS MURPHY, AUTHOR OF <b>ROUNDING THE HORN</b></p><br /><br /><p>After sailing 300,000 miles and weathering dozens of storms in all the world's oceans, John Kretschmer has plenty of stories and advice to share. John's offshore training passages sell out a year in advance and his entertaining presentations are popular at boat shows and yacht clubs all over the English speaking world. John's talent for storytelling enchants his audience as it soaks up the lessons he learned during his oftenchallenging voyages. Now you can take a seat next to John--at a lesser cost--and get the knowledge you need to fulfill your own dream of blue-water adventure.</p><br /><br /><p>In <i>Sailing a Serious Ocean</i>, John tells you what to expect when sailing the oceans and shows how to sail safely across them. His tales of storm encounters and other examples of extreme seamanship will help you prepare for your journey and give you confidence to handle any situation—even heavy weather. Through his personal stories, John will guide you through the whole process of choosing the right boat, outfitting with the right gear, planning your route, navigating the ocean, and understanding the nuances of life at sea.</p><br /><br /><p>Our oceans are beautiful yet unpredictable—water that is at one moment a natural mirror for the glowing sun can turn into a foamy, raging wall of fury. John knows our oceans, and he is one of the best teachers of taming and enjoying them. Before you set off across the big blue, turn to John for his inspirational stories and hard-learned advice and discover the serious sailor in you.</p>
Total Control: High Performance Street Riding Techniques, 2nd Edi...
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.
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 />
The Man in the White Suit: The Stig, Le Mans, The Fast Lane and M...
by Ben Collins

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English

Pages

355

Publication Date

September 16, 2010

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<p>The Stig gets his kit off and reveals how he came to be Top Gear's iconic racing driver and so much more - including what it's like to thrash an Aston Martin DBS, train for the Army and face the terror of Jeremy Clarkson's underwear…</p><p>When the Black Stig disappeared off the end of an aircraft carrier in 2003, we were introduced to The White Stig. Faster. Stranger. Harder to keep clean. And ever since, millions have wondered – who is The Man in the White Suit? They're about to find out.</p><p>Ben Collins caught the car the bug young, kicking his dad's boss in the balls for not giving him a company Jag. This was the attitude that eventually led him to spend seven years sharing a cabin with Jeremy Clarkson's underwear, James May's PhD thesis and Richard Hammond's hairspray. Because he is The Stig.</p><p>Now he tells all about life inside the iconic white helmet. What it's like to guide a blind ex-RAF officer around the Top Gear track; pit a drug dealer's Mitsubishi Evo against a Trojan tank; set a Vauxhall Monara against Chloe the dancing Ninja; and race double-decker Routemasters against bendy buses. Not to mention all the inside stuff on how the show's amazing driving sequences are made.</p><p>He also reveals how he got to be there – setting<br />a Dunsfold lap time faster than Michael Schumacher's. Breaking records with the best of the best at Daytona and Le Mans.</p><p>It's an awesome story, told by an amazing man.</p>

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