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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
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
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Lucid and wrenching Forward puts Wambach s achievement in context with painful and beautiful candor NPR Forward is the powerful story of an athlete who has inspired girls all over the world to believe in themselves Sheryl Sandberg Facebook COO New York Times Bestselling author of Lean In This is the best memoir I ve read by an athlete since Andre Agassi s Open Adam Grant Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and TakeAbby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible At age seven she was put on the boys soccer team At age thirty-five she would become the highest goal scorer male or female in the history of soccer capturing the nation s heart with her team s 2015 World Cup Championship Called an inspiration and badass by President Obama Abby has become a fierce advocate for women s rights and equal opportunity pushing to translate the success of her team to the real world As she reveals in this searching memoir Abby s professional success often masked her inner struggle to reconcile the various parts of herself ferocious competitor daughter leader wife With stunning candor Abby shares her inspiring and often brutal journey from girl in Rochester New York... to world-class athlete Far more than a sports memoir Forward is gripping tale of resilience and redemption and a reminder that heroism is above all about embracing life s challenges with fearlessness and heart 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
From 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 Illustrated In 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 her new memoir Cookie Johnson wife of NBA legend Earvin Magic Johnson shares details of her marriage motherhood faith and how an HIV diagnosis twenty-five years ago changed the course of their lives forever On November 7 1991 basketball icon Earvin Magic Johnson stunned the world with the news that he was HIV-positive For the millions who watched his announcement became a pivotal moment not only for the nation but his family and wife Twenty-five years later Cookie Johnson shares her story and the emotional journey that started on that day from life as a pregnant and joyous newlywed to one filled with the fear that her husband would die she and her baby would be infected with the virus and their family would be shunned Believing in Magic is the story of her marriage to Earvin nearly four decades of loving each other losing their way and eventually finding a path they never imagined November 7 2016 will mark a quarter-century since the announcement and Cookie s survival and triumph as a wife mother and God-fearing woman Cookie has never shared her full account of the reasons that she stayed and her life with Earvin Magic Johnson Believing in Magic is her story
Updated and expanded with more than 80 pages of new content Improve your athletic performance extend your athletic career treat stiffness and achy joints and prevent and rehabilitate injuries all without having to seek out a coach doctor chiropractor physical therapist or masseur In Becoming a Supple Leopard Dr Kelly Starrett founder of MobilityWOD com shares his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own movement allowing you to live a healthier more fulfilling life This new edition of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller has been thoroughly revised to make it even easier to put to use Want to truly understand the principles that guide human movement Becoming a Supple Leopard lays out a blueprint for moving safely and effectively through life and sport Want to learn how to apply those principles to specific movements whether you are doing squats in the gym or picking up a bag of groceries Hundreds of step-by-step photos show you not only how to perform a host of exercise movements such the squat deadlift pushup kettlebell swing clean snatch and muscle-up but also how to correct the common faults associated with those movements Frustrated because you... can t perform a certain movement correctly due to range of motion restrictions Breaking the body down into 14 distinct areas Starrett demonstrates hundreds of mobilization techniques that will help you resolve restrictions and reclaim your mobility Unsure how to put it all together into a program that addresses your individual needs This updated edition lays out dozens of prescriptions that allow you to hone in on a specific limitation a nagging injury or an exercise fault that you just can t seem to get right It even offers a 14-day full-body mobility overhaul Performance is what drives us as human beings but dysfunctional movement patterns can bring the human body to an abrupt halt Often the factors that impede performance are invisible even to seasoned athletes and coaches Becoming a Supple Leopard makes the invisible visible Whether you are a professional athlete a weekend warrior or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from physical restrictions this one-of-a-kind training manual will teach you how to harness your athletic potential and maintain your body Learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body unlock your athletic potential live pain-free and become a Supple Leopard This step-by-step guide to movement and mobility will show you how to Move safely and efficiently in all situations Organize your spine and joints in optimal stable positions Restore normal function to your joints and tissues Accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition Properly perform strength and conditioning movements like the squat bench press pushup deadlift clean and snatch Build efficient transferable movement patterns and skill progressions from simple to more advanced exercises Identify diagnose and correct inefficient movement patterns Treat and resolve common symptoms like low back pain carpal tunnel shoulder pain and tennis elbow Prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries Use mobilization techniques to address short and stiff muscles soft tissue and joint capsule restriction motor control problems and joint range of motion limitations Create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiencymore
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
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
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 golfer in history Palmer takes stock of the many experiences of his life in A Life Well Played bringing new details and insights to some familiar stories and sharing new ones Palmer had tremendous success but is most notable for going about it the right way and always giving back to the fans who made it all possible Gracious fair and a true gentleman Arnold Palmer was the gold standard of how to conduct yourself His final book offers advice and guidance sharing stories of his career on the course success in business and the great relationships that gave meaning to his life This book is Palmer s parting gift to the world a treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom that readers will celebrate and cherish