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Snow Guns Before Sunrise: A Peek Behind the Veil of Ski Resort Op...
by Patrick Torsell

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English

Pages

147

Publication Date

December 12, 2017

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<div>Ever wonder what it's like to operate a snowcat, or even run the whole show as a ski resort General Manager? Get ready to lift the veil on your favorite sport, and discover how every other business venture is made boring in the shadow of the ski resort industry! Snow Guns Before Sunrise will let you in on all the secrets as you walk, and ski, in the boots of ski industry insiders to see what really goes on behind the scenes. Complete with job descriptions, "a-day-in-the-life-of" details, and anecdotes from industry professionals, you'll discover everything you wanted to know, and then some, about the inner workings of a ski resort. Get a glimpse of the complexity of the ski operation and its many moving parts, and explore the mystique of working in the mountains for the sake of skiing. You'll learn the metrics by which a ski area measures success, and read about the "unsung heroes" behind the scenes.</div><br /><br /><div>For skiers who want to know more about what it takes to deliver their favorite sport to the masses, Snow Guns Before Sunrise answers all the questions that come to mind on a quiet and thoughtful lift ride, or in a spirited online discussion: Why aren't they making snow on my favorite trail? How is corduroy made? What does it take to be a ski area manager? With these kind of lift ticket prices, ski areas must be flush with cash, right? If they just let me run the place, it would be so much better. Or would it? Snow Guns Before Sunrise is where you'll find out!</div><br /><br /><div>For anyone thinking of a career in the ski industry, Snow Guns Before Sunrise is your primer. Regardless of your particular area of interest in ski area operations, having a big-picture understanding will make you a better employee, and provide you with the insight it takes to get noticed as a potential leader.</div><br /><br /><div>For professionals already working in the industry, Snow Guns Before Sunrise offers you a fresh perspective and refines your literacy of different areas of the ski area operation. You'll catch yourself chuckling as you relate on many levels from your own ski resort experience!</div><br /><br /><div>Snow Guns Before Sunrise is the book to read if you like to ski and want to know more about how ski areas actually operate, so boot up and get ready to load the lift that takes you inside the resort operation!</div>
Fire on Ice: The Exclusive Inside Story of Tonya Harding
by , J. E. Vader

Language

English

Pages

141

Publication Date

December 05, 2017

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<b>Perfect for fans of <i>I, Tonya</i> starring Margot Robbie and Allison Janney, this first full scale biography of Tonya Harding explores one of the most provocative figures in figure skating at the height of the controversy—centered on the 1994 attack on Nancy Kerrigan—that made Harding a household name.</b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> Championship figure skating, despite its surface appearance of pristine elegance, is a ferociously competitive sport, full of bitter rivalry and personal antagonism. Olympic glory means everything: fame, money, and the admiration of millions.<br />  <br /> Every skater who goes for the gold has drive and tremendous competitive spirit, but few more than Tonya Harding. In <i>Fire on Ice</i>, you will learn about Harding’s hardscrabble childhood—a childhood racked by abuse, money problems, and unceasing pressure and belittlement by her mother. And you will learn how Tonya Harding made herself into one of America’s best skaters. <br />  <br /> Here is a young woman whose fierce ambition was, in the end, her downfall. Her story is a tale of sacrifice and overcoming obstacles, of the strength of competition and the blindness of ambition. In the thin ice over which Tonya Harding always glided, we could not help but see an American story, and all of America was watching.
Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in...
by Blair Braverman

Language

English

Pages

291

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>
The Art of Fear: Why Conquering Fear Won't Work and What to Do In...
by Kristen Ulmer

Language

English

Pages

325

Publication Date

June 13, 2017

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<p><strong>A revolutionary guide to acknowledging fear and developing the tools we need to build a healthy relationship with this confusing emotion</strong><strong>—</strong><strong>and use it as a positive force in our lives</strong><strong>.</strong></p><p>We all feel fear. Yet we are often taught to ignore it, overcome it, push past it. But to what benefit?  This is the essential question that guides Kristen Ulmer’s remarkable exploration of our most misunderstood emotion in <em>The Art of Fear</em>. </p><p>Once recognized as the best extreme skier in the world (an honor she held for twelve years), Ulmer knows fear well. In this conversation-changing book, she argues that fear is not here to cause us problems—and that in fact, the only true issue we face with fear is our misguided reaction to it (not the fear itself). </p><p>Rebuilding our experience with fear from the ground up, Ulmer starts by exploring why we’ve come to view it as a negative. From here, she unpacks fear and shows it to be just one of 10,000 voices that make up our reality, here to help us come alive alongside joy, love, and gratitude. Introducing a mindfulness tool called “Shift,” Ulmer teaches readers how to experience fear in a simpler, more authentic way, transforming our relationship with this emotion from that of a draining battle into one that’s in line with our true nature. </p><p>Influenced by Ulmer’s own complicated relationship with fear and her over 15 years as a mindset facilitator, <em>The Art of Fear </em>will reconstruct the way we react to and experience fear—empowering us to easily and permanently address the underlying cause of our fear-based problems, and setting us on course to live a happier, more expansive future. </p>
Arctic Dreams
by Barry Lopez

Language

English

Pages

496

Publication Date

June 25, 2013

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<DIV><B>This <I>New York Times</I>–bestselling exploration of the Arctic, a National Book Award winner, is “one of the finest books ever written about the far North” (<I>Publishers Weekly</I>). </B><BR />  <BR /> “The nation’s premier nature writer” travels to a landscape at once barren and beautiful, perilous and alluring, austere yet teeming with vibrant life, and shot through with human history (<I>San Francisco Chronicle</I>). The Arctic has for centuries been a destination for the most ambitious explorers—a place of dreams, fears, and awe-inspiring spectacle. This “dazzling” account by the author of <I>Of Wolves and Men</I> takes readers on a breathtaking journey into the heart of one of the world’s last frontiers (<I>The</I><I> New York Times</I>).<BR />  <BR /> Based on Barry Lopez’s years spent traveling the Arctic regions in the company of Eskimo hunting parties and scientific expeditions alike, <I>Arctic Dreams </I>investigates the unique terrain of the human mind, thrown into relief against the vastness of the tundra and the frozen ocean. Eye-opening and profoundly moving, it is a magnificent appreciation of how wilderness challenges and inspires us.<BR />  <BR /> Renowned environmentalist and author of <I>Desert Solitaire</I> Edward Abbey has called <I>Arctic Dreams</I> “a splendid book . . . by a man who is both a first-rate writer and an uncompromising defender of the wild country and its native inhabitants”—and the<I> New Yorker </I>hails it as a “landmark” work of travel writing. A vivid, thoughtful, and atmospheric read, it has earned multiple prizes, including the National Book Award, the Christopher Medal, the Oregon Book Award, and a nomination for the National Book Critics Circle Award.<BR />  <BR /><I>This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barry Lopez including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.</I><BR />  </DIV>
Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain
by Bruce Tremper

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

September 30, 2008

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Winter recreation in the backcountry has increased steadily over the years and so has the number of deaths and injuries caused by avalanches. As search and rescue teams are increasingly strapped for funding, self-education has become a larger necessity for snow-sport enthusiasts. The new edition of Bruce Tremper's seminal book is organized according to the structure of American Avalanche Association classes and all chapters have been updated and reviewed by peer experts.
Snow Sense: A Guide to Evaluating Snow Avalanche Hazard
by , Doug Fesler

Language

English

Pages

132

Publication Date

March 24, 2017

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A new edition of a best-selling classic. Snow Sense is North America's leading primer on how to avoid getting caught in an avalanche. Written by the experts, Snow Sense focuses on the critical terrain, snowpack, weather, and human factors that allow avalanche accidents to happen. A must-have for anyone who works or plays in avalanche country.<br /><br />Praise for all editions of Snow Sense:<br /><br />If you travel in the mountains, you understand that knowledge equates to safety. Snow Sense is your source of unparalleled wisdom. It could save your life. --Conrad Anker, Professional alpine climber and author<br /><br />There's a new updated Snow Sense available, and it's just as down-to-earth as the previous incarnations, but revised and updated to reflect recent research and practice. --The Avalanche Review<br /><br />No other (avalanche) teachers have more credibility...Snow Sense is by far the best material available on staying alive in avalanche country. --Steve Casimiro, Powder Magazine<br /><br />Here's a book you should have. I know, I know, everybody says that but this is different...Now notice I didn't say this is a book you should have on your bookshelf. This one should be in the top pocket of your pack...Snow Sense is a hands-on, explicit, clear-thinking, hard-hitting field guide...Every time I hear of another avalanche-caused death...I wish the victim had read this book. The survivors must read it. --Mark Jenkins, Backpacker Magazine<br /><br />
Lonely Planet Nicaragua (Travel Guide)
by , Alex Egerton

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

September 01, 2016

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<P><I>#1 best-selling guide to </I><I>Nicaragua</I> <I>*</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet</I></B> <B><I>Nicaragua</I> </B>is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Kayak through Central America's largest mangrove forest, experience life on a coffee farm, or chill out on idyllic white-sand beaches; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Nicaragua and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside <I>Lonely Planet</I> <I>Nicaragua</I>:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>Color </B>maps and images throughout <LI><B>Highlights</B> <B>and itineraries</B> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests <LI><B>Insider tips</B> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots <LI><B>Essential info</B> <B>at your fingertips</B> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Cultural insights</B> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, architecture, land & wildlife, arts, cuisine <LI><B>Over 45 maps</B> <LI><B>Covers</B> Managua, Masaya, Los Pueblos Blancos, Granada, Southwestern Nicaragua, Leon, Northwestern Nicaragua, Northern Highlands, Caribbean Coast, San Carlos, Islas Solentiname, the Río San Juan and more </LI></UL><P><B>eBook Features: </B>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </P><UL> <LI><B>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</B> prevent roaming and data charges <LI><B>Effortlessly navigate</B> and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalise your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip</B> between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks</B> <B>and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links</B> to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <LI><B>Inbuilt dictionary </B>for quick referencing </LI></UL><P><B>The Perfect Choice: </B><B><I>Lonely Planet</I></B> <B><I>Nicaragua,</I></B> our most comprehensive guide to Nicaragua, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. </P><UL> <LI>Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out <B><I>Lonely Planet</I> <I>Central America on a Shoestring.</I></B> </LI></UL><P><B>Authors:</B> Written and researched by Lonely Planet </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. </P><P><I>*Best-selling guide to Nicaragua. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA</I> </P>
Lonely Planet Antarctica (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

December 01, 2017

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<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</I> </P><P><B>Lonely Planet Antarctica<I> </I></B>is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get up close and personal with the local penguin populations, cruise the picture-perfect Lemaire Channel, or pay a visit to Ernest Shackleton's eerily preserved hut,<I> </I>all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Antarctica <B><I></I></B>and begin your journey now! </P><P>Inside<B> Lonely Planet Antarctica<I> </I></B>Travel Guide: </P><UL> <LI><B>Colour </B>maps and images throughout <LI><B>Highlights</B> <B>and itineraries</B> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests <LI><B>Essential info</B> <B>at your fingertips</B> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Cultural insights</B> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, landscapes, wildlife, environment <LI><B>Covers</B> the South Pole, the Antarctic Peninsula, Ross Ice Shelf, Lemaire Channel, Deception Island, Cuverville Island, Cape Royds, Cape Denison, Cape Evans, Port Lockroy, Paradise Harbor, and more </LI></UL><P><B>eBook Features: </B>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </P><UL> <LI><B>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</B> prevent roaming and data charges <LI><B>Effortlessly navigate</B> and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalise your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip</B> between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks</B> <B>and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links</B> to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <LI><B>Inbuilt dictionary </B>for quick referencing </LI></UL><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. </P><P><I>TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category </I></P><P><I>'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times </I></P><P><I>'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) </I><B></B></P>
Hockey Patines: Juegos y Ejercicios de entrenamiento (Spanish Edi...
by Carlos Garcia

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Spanish

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Publication Date

December 14, 2017

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Una completa recopilación de juegos y ejercicios para el<br />entrenador de hockey sobre patines.<br />Más de 250 tareas para crear sesiones de entrenamiento excelentes.<br />

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