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Mount Shasta: A Guide to Climbing, Skiing, and Exploring Californ...
by , Michael Zanger

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English

Pages

200

Publication Date

June 19, 2017

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<DIV>Mt. Shasta is California’s premier, stand-alone, 14,000-foot mountain—with the largest and longest glaciers in the state. Along with Washington’s Mt. Rainier, Mt. Shasta is one of the two most prominent large mountains in the contiguous United States. Shasta is sought after by so many climbers and skiers nationwide because it offers such a wide variety of routes, especially moderate ones for the aspiring mountaineer and backcountry skier. <BR><BR>The fully updated fourth edition of <EM>Mt. Shasta,</EM> by <STRONG>Andy Selters</STRONG> and <STRONG>Michael Zanger,</STRONG> is the most comprehensive and detailed guide and overview to a large, varied, historic, and coveted mountain for climbing and skiing. The guide offers extensive detail on dozens of trips both on the mountain and in its surroundings, including weather, climbing and skiing conditions, amenities, and history. A special extra is a guide to Shasta’s superb circumnavigation at timberline, pioneered by John Muir, that is often referred to as one of the best off-trail hikes in the Northwest. The book also comes with a topographic map showing all mountain routes and variations.</DIV>
True North: Hunting Fossils Under the Midnight Sun
by Lou Marincovich

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English

Pages

308

Publication Date

May 15, 2017

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As a bored child in a working class family, Lou Marincovich imagined a life of adventure and strong emotions—and got far more than he anticipated. Inspired to become a paleontologist by a children’s book on dinosaurs, he plunged into realms of life where intellectuals rarely go, working hardhat jobs on offshore oil drilling platforms in equatorial Africa and Alaska to put himself through grad school and laboring beside cutthroat coworkers, one of whom he was barely stopped from murdering. Later, as an internationally recognized paleontologist, he spent three decades researching fossil mollusks in the surreal landscapes of remotest Alaska, Arctic Canada and Siberia. In the course of documenting faunal and climate changes in the Arctic over the span of 60 million years, he solved the mystery of Bering Strait’s age; discovered an unnamed river; survived a helicopter crash, several bush plane accidents, a near-drowning in an icy river, landslides, and punishing storms; and saved his own life by shooting a charging grizzly with his last bullet. <br /><br />In addition to finding the adventure he craved as a young man, Marincovich was rewarded by surprising and profound spiritual experiences, during one of which he found his soul mate. This is a unique story of youthful yearning, high adventure, moral lapses, scientific discovery and love.
Rome Travel Guide: An Easy Guide to Exploring the Top Attractions...
by Traveler Republic Republi...

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English

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Publication Date

March 17, 2017

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An Easy Guide to Exploring the Top Attractions, Food Places, Local Life, and Everything You Need to Know
Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
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><br /><br /><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><br /><br /><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><br /><br /><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><br /><br /><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>
Orr: My Story
by Bobby Orr

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

October 15, 2013

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<b>The NHL legend tells his story from his Ontario childhood to his years with the Bruins and Blackhawks, to today.  <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller! </b><br /><br /> Bobby Orr is often referred to as the greatest defenseman ever to play the game of hockey. But all the brilliant achievements leave unsaid as much as they reveal. They don’t tell what inspired Orr, what drove him, what it was like for a shy small-town kid to suddenly land in the full glare of the media. They don’t tell what it was like when the agent he regarded as a brother betrayed him and left him in financial ruin. They don’t tell what he thinks of the game of hockey today.<br /><br />Now he breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself...<br /><br /><b>Includes photographs</b>
Instagram Marketing: Learn how you can grow any Instagram page to...
by Pamela Russell

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English

Pages

46

Publication Date

March 18, 2017

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<h1> Do You Want 1 Million Followers on Instagram?</h1><br /><br /><p>Instagram, one of the hottest image-sharing social media platforms, currently boasts over 400 million active users every month. I have been involved in the marketing industry for a long time, from television ads and infomercials, I have always loved my job. Recently, I have grasped the opportunities offered by the power of social media to expand my reach globally. I have grown five pages to over 1 million followers on Instagram—that’s a lot of people regularly checking every single one of my posts daily. . </p><br /><br /><h1> Millions of Potential Customers available with just a <i>Click of a Button </i></h1><br /><br /><p>In this book I will explain key digital marketing strategies I have personally developed to quickly capture and engage a very large following on Instagram. From analyzing your competitors and developing an understanding for your target audience all the way to outsourcing your page’s day-to-day activities, this book will teach you everything you need to reach 1 million followers in 6 months!</p><br /><br /><h3> Inside You Will Learn...</h3><br /><ul><br /><li>Fundamental Concepts for Digital Marketing</li><br /><li> Define your <b>Target Audience</b></li><br /><li> Determine what your <b>Customers Value</b></li><br /><li> Develop Content Strategy </li><br /><li>Blueprint to 100,000 followers</li><br /><li>Blueprint to 1 Million followers</li><br /></ul><br />
Annapurna: The First Conquest of an 8,000-Meter Peak
by Maurice Herzog

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

July 26, 2011

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<DIV><B>One of <I>Sports Illustrated</I>’s Top 100 Sports Books of All Time: A gripping firsthand account of one of the most daring climbing expeditions in history.</B><BR /><BR /> Annapurna I is the name given to the 8,100-meter mountain that ranks among the most forbidding in the Himalayan chain. Dangerous not just for its extreme height but for a long and treacherous approach, its summit proved unreachable until 1950, when a group of French mountaineers made a mad dash for its peak. They became the first men to accomplish the feat, doing so without oxygen tanks or any of the modern equipment that contemporary climbers use. The adventure nearly cost them their lives.<BR /><BR /> Maurice Herzog dictated this firsthand account of the remarkable trek from a hospital bed as he recovered from injuries sustained during the climb. An instant bestseller, it remains one of the most famous mountaineering books of all time, and an enduring testament to the power of the human spirit.<BR /><BR />  </DIV>
South: Shackleton's Endurance Expedition
by Ernest Shackleton

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

March 06, 2013

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<div>In 1914, as Europe braces for an unfathomably deadly war, explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton sets sail for Antarctica to do the impossible: traverse the continent. He has a ship (the aptly named Endurance), a head brimming with optimism, and 28 men willing to follow him on an expedition across some of the most treacherous terrain on the planet. But Shackleton’s optimism doesn't last long. Despite his experience in the Antarctic, disaster strikes early on when the Endurance is trapped in packed ice and slowly crushed, forcing Shackleton and his men off the ship and stranding them in a sea of ice. <br /><BR><I>South</I> is the legendary story of Shackleton and his crew’s struggle to survive the elements and return home alive. Written by Shackleton, <I>South</I> is a truly astonishing story of human fortitude. It is the story of a voyage that lasts nearly three years—a firsthand account of hurricane-force winds, subzero temperatures, glaciers, icebergs, freezing water, starvation, and lethal, terrifying storms. It is a tale unlike any to come before or since. Shackleton’s record of his journey made him famous around the world and transformed him into a symbol of achievement and hope in an age of darkness and war.</div>
Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in...
by Blair Braverman

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

July 05, 2016

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<p><strong>A rich and revelatory memoir of a young woman reclaiming her courage in the stark landscapes of the north.</strong></p><p>By the time Blair Braverman was eighteen, she had left her home in California, moved to arctic Norway to learn to drive sled dogs, and found work as a tour guide on a glacier in Alaska. Determined to carve out a life as a “tough girl”—a young woman who confronts danger without apology—she slowly developed the strength and resilience the landscape demanded of her. </p><p>By turns funny and sobering, bold and tender, <em>Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube</em> brilliantly recounts Braverman’s adventures in Norway and Alaska. Settling into her new surroundings, Braverman was often terrified that she would lose control of her dog team and crash her sled, or be attacked by a polar bear, or get lost on the tundra. Above all, she worried that, unlike the other, gutsier people alongside her, she wasn’t cut out for life on the frontier. But no matter how out of place she felt, one thing was clear: she was hooked on the North. On the brink of adulthood, Braverman was determined to prove that her fears did not define her—and so she resolved to embrace the wilderness and make it her own. </p><p>Assured, honest, and lyrical, <em>Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube</em> paints a powerful portrait of self-reliance in the face of extraordinary circumstance. Braverman endures physical exhaustion, survives being buried alive in an ice cave, and drives her dogs through a whiteout blizzard to escape crooked police. Through it all, she grapples with love and violence—navigating a grievous relationship with a fellow musher, and adapting to the expectations of her Norwegian neighbors—as she negotiates the complex demands of being a young woman in a man’s land.</p><p>Weaving fast-paced adventure writing and ethnographic journalism with elegantly wrought reflections on identity, <em>Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube</em> captures the triumphs and the perils of Braverman’s journey to self-discovery and independence in a landscape that is as beautiful as it is unforgiving. </p>
Glacier Mountaineering: An Illustrated Guide to Glacier Travel an...
by Andy Tyson

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English

Pages

147

Publication Date

June 02, 2009

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<DIV><DIV>This is the only book to clearly illustrate and systematically guide readers through glacier anatomy, equipment, route finding, and rescue techniques and, just like our other books that are illustrated by Mike Clelland, it is guaranteed to entertain the whole way through.</DIV></DIV>

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