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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.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Restless Breeze (Trawler Trash Book 9)
by Ed Robinson

Language

English

Pages

332

Publication Date

August 14, 2017

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Breeze's dreams are haunted by Bobby Beard, as he tries to come to terms with what he's done. Holly and Tommy have found their treasure, but need help to recover it. An old smuggler seeks out Breeze to help him get rid of his dope. A young Marine needs guidance.<br /><br />Can our hero stay busy enough to keep his demons at bay? Can his relationship with Brody survive the chaos?<br /><br />In the ninth installment of the Trawler Trash Series, the predicaments pile up faster than any normal man can handle, but Breeze is no normal man.
Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean
by Jonathan White

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English

Pages

360

Publication Date

January 16, 2017

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<div>In <I>Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean</I>, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. In the Arctic, White shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind at low tide; in China, he races the Silver Dragon, a twenty-five-foot tidal bore that crashes eighty miles up the Qiantang River; in France, he interviews the monks that live in the tide-wrapped monastery of Mont Saint-Michel; in Chile and Scotland, he investigates the growth of tidal power generation; and in Panama and Venice, he delves into how the threat of sea level rise is changing human culture—the very old and very new. <I>Tides</I> combines lyrical prose, colorful adventure travel, and provocative scientific inquiry into the elemental, mysterious paradox that keeps our planet’s waters in constant motion. Photographs, scientific figures, line drawings, and sixteen color photos dramatically illustrate this engaging, expert tour of the tides.</div>
The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History T...
by Kevin Fedarko

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English

Pages

433

Publication Date

May 07, 2013

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From one of <I>Outside</I> magazine’s “Literary All-Stars” comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of 1983.<BR><BR>In the spring of 1983, massive flooding along the length of the Colorado River confronted a team of engineers at the Glen Canyon Dam with an unprecedented emergency that may have resulted in the most catastrophic dam failure in history. In the midst of this crisis, the decision to launch a small wooden dory named “The Emerald Mile” at the head of the Grand Canyon, just fifteen miles downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam, seemed not just odd, but downright suicidal.<BR> <BR>The Emerald Mile, at one time slated to be destroyed, was rescued and brought back to life by Kenton Grua, the man at the oars, who intended to use this flood as a kind of hydraulic sling-shot. The goal was to nail the all-time record for the fastest boat ever propelled—by oar, by motor, or by the grace of God himself—down the entire length of the Colorado River from Lee’s Ferry to Lake Mead. Did he survive? Just barely. Now, this remarkable, epic feat unfolds here, in <I>The Emerald Mile</I>.<B></B>
Get Real, Get Gone: How to Become a Modern Sea Gypsy and Sail Awa...
by , Jasna Tuta

Language

English

Pages

291

Publication Date

July 22, 2015

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"Don't even think of buying a boat until you have read this book" Tom Cunliffe (legendary sailor and author of The Complete Yachtmaster).<br /><br />The idea that you have to be rich to travel the world on your own yacht is so universal that it goes largely unquestioned. The ubiquitous images of rich men on super-yachts sipping Martinis only help cement this image. This book hopes to change all that.<br /><br />Rick and Jasna’s recent appearance on Ben Fogle’s New Lives in the Wild chronicled their budget lifestyle and adventures aboard Calypso, and introduced the idea of budget sailing to a whole new audience – an audience who may have never considered the possibility that such a dream could be made a reality, on such a small amount of money. This book is for them and for any experienced sailors who want to cast off the yoke of consumerist yachting and get back to what really matters at sea.<br /><br />If you are not rich, but dream of seeing our beautiful world from the deck of your own boat, this book is packed full of practical and spiritual advice to help you cut through the endless marketing and identify what it is you truly need to become a modern sea gypsy and sail away on the greatest adventure of your life…<br />
Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence (NTC Sports/Fitn...
by , David Casstevens

Language

English

Pages

240

Publication Date

June 24, 2002

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<p><b>Praise for <i>Mind Gym</i></b></p> <p>"Believing in yourself is paramount to success for any athlete. Gary's lessons and David's writing provide examples of the importance of the mental game."<br /><br />--<b>Ben Crenshaw</b>, two-time Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain</p> <p>"<i>Mind Gym</i> hits a home run. If you want to build mental muscle for the major leagues, read this book."<br /><br />--<b>Ken Griffey Jr.</b>, Major League Baseball MVP</p> <p>"I read <i>Mind Gym</i> on my way to the Sydney Olympics and really got a lot out of it. Gary has important lessons to teach, and you'll find the exercises fun and beneficial."<br /><br />--<b>Jason Kidd</b>, NBA All-Star and Olympic gold-medal winner</p> <p>In <i>Mind Gym</i>, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your performance on the field or on the court as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through forty accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes--many of whom he has worked with--you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." <i>Mind Gym</i> will give you the "head edge" over the competition.</p>
2017-18 NFHS Swimming & Diving Rules Book
by NFHS

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

August 14, 2017

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Contains the official rules and case plays for swimming & diving and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.
Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, an...
by Terry Laughlin

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

March 13, 2012

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Swim better—and enjoy every lap—with <I>Total Immersion, </I>a guide to improving your swimming from an expert with more than thirty years of experience in the water.<BR><BR>Terry Laughlin, the world’s #1 authority on swimming success, has made his unique approach even easier for anyone to master. Whether you’re an accomplished swimmer or have always found swimming to be a struggle, <I>Total Immersion</I> will show you that it’s mindful fluid movement—not athletic ability—that will turn you into an efficient swimmer. This new edition of the bestselling <I>Total Immersion</I> features: <BR><BR>· A thoughtfully choreographed series of skill drills—practiced in the mindful spirit of yoga—that can help anyone swim more enjoyably <BR>· A holistic approach to becoming one with the water and to developing a swimming style that’s always comfortable <BR>· Simple but thorough guidance on how to improve fitness and form <BR>· A complementary land-and-water program for achieving a strong and supple body at any age <BR><BR>Based on more than thirty years of teaching, coaching, and research, <I>Total Immersion</I> has dramatically improved the physical and mental experience of swimming for thousands of people of all ages and abilities.
Alone Together: Sailing Solo to Hawaii and Beyond
by Christian Williams

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

October 12, 2016

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What happens when a man of today's overconnected world sets off alone across the Pacific at the age of 71? Christian Williams, a veteran sailor and writer, planned a 6,000-mile voyage as a test of his own seamanship and endurance, and to fulfill a lifelong goal. But he found his focus quickly turning from the surrounding sea to all of us. Is anyone the same person when no one else is there? Do we dare to find out? In a new world of soaring seabirds, violent storms and majestic emptiness, Williams discovered answers to questions he had never asked about who we are, why we sail, and the universal fear of being alone. <br />"Alone Together" is a complete technical course in offshore sailing technique and yacht preparation, and a philosophical inquiry into what it takes to be truly alive in the 21st century.
Sailing For Dummies®
by , Peter Isler

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English

Pages

436

Publication Date

May 29, 2007

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Interested in learning to sail but feel like you’re navigating in murky waters? <i>Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition</i> introduces the basics of sailing, looks at the different types of sailboats and their basic parts, and teaches you everything you need to know before you leave the dock. <p>In <i>Sailing for Dummies, Second Edition</i>, two U.S. sailing champions show you how to:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Find and choose a sailing school</li> <li>Use life jackets correctly</li> <li>Tie ten nautical knots</li> <li>Handle sailing emergencies (such as capsizing and rescuing a man overboard)</li> <li>Launch your boat from a trailer, ramp, or beach</li> <li>Get your boat from point A to point B (and back again)</li> <li>Predict and respond to water and wind conditions</li> <li>Read charts, plot your course, use a compass, and find your position at sea</li> </ul> <p><i>Sailing for Dummies</i> shows you that getting out on the water is easier than you think. The authors keep the sailor-speak to a minimum where possible, but give you a grasp of the terminology you need to safely and effectively communicate with your crew. A textbook, user’s manual, and reference all in one, this book takes the intimidation out of sailing and gives you the skills and confidence you need to get your feet wet and become the sailing pro you’ve always wanted to be. Anchors away!</p>

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