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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.
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>
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>
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.
Cocaine + Surfing: A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Af...
by Chas Smith

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English

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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>
Total Control
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.
Mastering Paragliding: Digital Edition Volume 1
by Kelly Farina

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English

Pages

151

Publication Date

January 09, 2018

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Mastering Paragliding is a new approach to learning to fly cross country by paragliding guide Kelly Farina. Kelly approaches pilot progression in a systematic, logical way. From understanding the basics of paraglider handling to thermalling techniques and high-level cross-country advice, he breaks the sport down into manageable stages with achievable goals.<br /><br />From finessing your launch technique to becoming a master of the air, the book is designed to help you progress safely through the sport. <br /><br />Volume 1 (this one) contains lots of techniques and how-to-fly information, while Volume 2 is about how to apply those techniques in real-world flying situations.
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>

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