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It s time to get off the beaten path Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world Talk about a bucket list here are natural wonders the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand or a baobob tree in South Africa that s so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably Architectural marvels including the M C Escher-like stepwells in India Mind-boggling events like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia Turkmenistan s 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh eccentric bone museums in Italy or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches still on display in Devon England Created by Joshua Foer Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird the unexpected the overlooked the hidden and the mysterious Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is And with its compelling descriptions hundreds of photographs surprising charts maps for every region of the world it is a book to enter... anywhere and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer Anyone can be a tourist ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer more
This book is Palmer s parting gift to the world -- a treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom that readers golfers and non-golfers alike will celebrate and cherish No one has won more fans around the world and no player has had a bigger impact on the sport of golf than Arnold Palmer In fact Palmer is considered by many to be the most important professional golfer in history an American icon In A Life Well Played Palmer takes stock of the many experiences of his life bringing new details and insights to some familiar stories and sharing new ones This book is for Arnie s Army and all golf fans but it is more than just a golf book Palmer had tremendous success off the course as well and is most notable for his exemplary sportsmanship and business success while always giving back to the fans who made it all possible Gracious fair and a true gentleman Arnie was the gold standard of how to conduct yourself in your career life and relationships Perfect for men and women of all ages his final book offers advice and guidance sharing personal stories of his career on the course success in business and the great relationships that gave meaning to his life
From world-class marathoner and 4-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky comes a whole foods flavor-forward cookbook and New York Times bestseller that proves food can be indulgent and nourishing at the same time Finally here s a cookbook for runners that shows fat is essential for flavor and performance and that counting calories obsessing over protein and restrictive dieting does more harm than good Packed with more than 100 recipes for every part of your day mind-blowing nutritional wisdom and inspiring stories from two fitness-crazed women that became fast friends over 15 years ago Run Fast Eat Slow has all the bases covered You ll find no shortage of delicious meals satisfying snacks thirst-quenching drinks and wholesome treats all made without refined sugar and flour Fan favorites include Can t Beet Me Smoothie Arugula Cashew Pesto High-Altitude Bison Meatballs Superhero Muffins Kale Radicchio Salad with Farro and Double Chocolate Teff Cookies
The 1 New York Times bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary The Boys of 36 For readers of Unbroken 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 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 more
Who are you when life is steady Who are you when storms come Most of us have been on the receiving end of rejection a broken dream or heartbreak And while this is not an easy space to go through when we are grounded in the truth we can endure the tough times In this powerful book Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow passionately shares glimpses of his journey staying grounded in the face of disappointment criticism and intense media scrutiny Following an exceptional college football career with the Florida Gators and a promising playoff run with the Denver Broncos Tebow was traded to the New York Jets He was released after one season In Shaken Tebow talks about what he s learned along the way building confidence in his identity in God not the world This moving book also features practical wisdom from Scripture and insights gained from others who have impacted Tebow in life-changing ways Though traveling hard roads is not easy it s always worth it
In the most candid and compelling sports memoir since Andre Agassi s riveting bestseller Open former San Francisco 49er Super Bowl champion NFL MVP and Hall of Famer Steve Young gives readers an unprecedented and stunning inside look at what it takes to become a super-elite professional quarterback Steve Young produced some of the most memorable moments in NFL history The Run his electrifying 49-yard game-winning touchdown against Minnesota The Catch II his last-second touchdown strike to Terrell Owens to beat Green Bay in the playoffs Then there was his record-setting six touchdown passes in Super Bowl XXIX But Young s most impressive victories were personal ones that were won off the field when no one was watching QB is a remarkably revealing memoir of an athletically gifted Mormon boy with a 4 0 GPA a photographic memory and a severe case of childhood separation anxiety At the same time Young was absolutely fearless and unstoppable -- whenever he had a ball in his hands As an eighth string quarterback at BYU Young persevered through homesickness and a coach who said he d never make it as a quarterback because he was a lefty who couldn t throw Determined to prove his coach wrong Young became an All-American finished second in... the Heisman voting and was the top draft choice coming out of college After signing the largest contract in sports history he was so overwhelmed by impossible expectations that he nearly walked away from football to become a lawyer Instead he ended up in San Francisco pitted against Joe Montana in what became the greatest quarterback controversy in league history Young s quest both in football and in life was always more about grit than anything His get it done mentality brought MVP awards and Super Bowl championships to San Francisco As an author he gives readers the sense of being inside his helmet while he runs through opponents both on and off the field more
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom the celebrated star of the U S Women s National Soccer Team an inspiring uplifting and candid memoir of how she got there If a player trains when nobody is watching she might be able to do superhuman things when the entire world is watching Like scoring a hat trick in the first sixteen minutes of a World Cup final an eventual 5 2 victory over Japan Or topping off that hat trick with an astonishing fifty-yard strike from midfield the greatest goal in U S soccer history a shot so audacious that it s surprising to learn that Lloyd had actually practiced it for years with James Galanis on an empty field in New Jersey far from any crowds Grant Wahl Sports IllustratedIn 2015 the U S Women s National Soccer Team won its first FIFA championship in sixteen years culminating in an epic final game that electrified soccer fans around the world It featured a gutsy brilliant performance by team captain and midfielder Carli Lloyd who made history that day scoring a hat trick three goals in one game during the first sixteen minutes But there was a time when Carli almost quit the sport In 2003 she was struggling her soccer career at a crossroads Then she found a trusted trainer James Galanis who saw in Carli a player... with raw talent skill and a great dedication to the game What Carli lacked were fitness mental toughness and character Together they set to work training day and night fighting grinding it out No one worked harder than Carli And no one believed in her more than James Despite all the naysayers the times she was benched moments when her self-confidence took a nosedive she succeeded in becoming one of the best players in the world This candid reflection on a remarkable turnaround will take readers inside the women s national team and inside the head of an athlete who willed herself to perform at the highest levels of competition more
In this candid and riveting memoir for the first time ever Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world s most iconic game-changing and profitable brands Young searching fresh out of business school Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission import high-quality low-cost running shoes from Japan Selling the shoes from the trunk of his Plymouth Valiant Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year 1963 Today Nike s annual sales top 30 billion In this age of start-ups Knight s Nike is the gold standard and its swoosh is more than a logo A symbol of grace and greatness it s one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world But Knight the man behind the swoosh has always been a mystery Now in a memoir that s surprising humble unfiltered funny and beautifully crafted he tells his story at last It all begins with a classic crossroads moment Twenty-four years old backpacking through Asia and Europe and Africa wrestling with life s Great Questions Knight decides the unconventional path is the only one for him Rather than work for a big... corporation he will create something all his own something new dynamic different Knight details the many terrifying risks he encountered along the way the crushing setbacks the ruthless competitors the countless doubters and haters and hostile bankers as well as his many thrilling triumphs and narrow escapes Above all he recalls the foundational relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike with his former track coach the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman and with his first employees a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers Together harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the redemptive transformative power of sports they created a brand and a culture that changed everything more
A New York Times Bestseller in Sports and Travel The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors Based on the 5Cs of Survivability--cutting tools covering combustion devices containers and cordages--this valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness Inside you ll also discover detailed information on Choosing the right items for your kit Manufacturing needed tools and supplies Collecting and cooking food Protecting yourself from the elements With Canterbury s guidance you ll not only prepare yourself for any climate and situation you ll also learn how to use the art of bushcraft to reconnect with nature in ways you ve never imagined
From a New York Times best-selling author the full definitive biography of Brett Favre A towering figure on the field for two decades who breezed into the Hall of Fame Brett Favre was one of the game s last cowboys a fastball-throwing tobacco-chewing gunslinger who refused to give up without a fight This peerless quarterback guided the Green Bay Packers to two Super Bowls and one championship win shattering countless NFL records along the way Gunslinger tells Brett Favre s story for the first time drawing on more than five hundred interviews including many from the people closest to Favre Jeff Pearlman charts an unparalleled journey from his rough rural childhood and lackluster high school football career to landing the last scholarship at Southern Mississippi to a car accident that nearly took his life Favre clawed back getting drafted into the NFL by the Atlanta Falcons then finding his way to Green Bay where he restored the Packers to greatness and inspired a fan base as passionate as any in the game Yet he struggled with demons addiction infidelity the loss of his father and a fraught painfully prolonged exit from the game he loved a game he couldn t bear to leave Grand gritty and revelatory Gunslinger is a big sports... biography of the highest order a fascinating portrait of the man with the rocket arm whose life has been one of triumph of fame of tragedy of embarrassment and ultimately of redemption more