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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
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 Your Circumstances do not Define You Your Identity Does What do you do when life takes an unplanned detour When the unexpected happens When doubt or negativity tries to rise above your faith Most of us can relate to these questions Through a dynamic lens of story and insight Heisman trophy... winner Tim Tebow tells what he s learned during the highs and the lows of his journey in the NFL Shaken also features practical wisdom from the pages of Scripture and moving narratives of individuals from celebrities to cancer patients who have impacted Tebow s life Their inspiring stories will encourage you also to tackle fear overcome bitterness and take on the obstacles life throws at you 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
Simone Biles entrance into the world of gymnastics may have started on a daycare field trip in her hometown of Spring Texas but her God-given talent passion and perseverance have made her one of the top gymnasts in the world as well as a four-time winner of Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro But there is more to Simone than the nineteen medals fourteen of them gold and the Olympic successes Through years of hard work and determination she has relied on her faith and family to stay focused and positive while having fun competing at the highest level and doing what she loves Here in her own words Simone takes you through the events challenges and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team Along the way Simone shares the details of her inspiring personal story one filled with the kinds of daily acts of courage that led her and can lead you to even the most unlikely of dreams
The instant New York Times bestsellerThis 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
To celebrate America s amazing national parks Lonely Planet the world s leading travel publisher takes you on an informative and gorgeous tour of all 59 parks with our lavishly finished hardcover gift guide packed with detailed itineraries and practical tips on what to do and see in each park to get you started planning your next adventure America s national parks are full of timeless marvels that still rejuvenate the soul the world s largest trees in Sequoia its most spectacular geothermal site in Yellowstone the grandest canyon Perhaps the movement s most eloquent description that is still resonates came from national parks advocate John Muir Thousands of tired nerve-shaken over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home that wildness is a necessity Fortunately for the nerve-shaken over-civilized people of then and now President Woodrow Wilson created the National Parks Service NPS on August 25 1916 though the drive to protect some of America s most remarkable wild spaces to be used and preserved for the benefit of mankind began in the 1860s From Acadia to Zion this beautiful introduction to America s preserved natural treasures is packed with landscape photography original wildlife... illustrations and practical information You will surely be inspired to rediscover these incredible spaces and find out why they re worth celebrating and you ll have all the tools to plan the first of many exciting trips This book is intended to be a practical introduction to each of America s 59 national parks distilled by Lonely Planet s expert authors We highlight the best activities and trails explain how to get there and where to stay show you the wildlife to watch out for and suggest ideal itineraries Whether you re lucky enough to have a park on your doorstep or need to travel further we hope that the following pages inspire you both the iconic and lesser-known gems that make up the USA s diversely breathtaking expanses Covers all 59 US National Parks Acadia American Samoa Arches Badlands Big Bend Biscayne Black Canyon of the Gunnison Bryce Canyon Canyonlands Capitol Reef Carlsbad Caverns Channel Islands Congaree Crater Lake Cuyahoga Valley Death Valley Denali Dry Tortugas Everglades Gates of the Arctic Glacier Glacier Bay Grand Canyon Grand Teton Great Basin Great Sand Dunes Great Smoky Mountains Guadalupe Mountains Haleakal Hawaii Volcanoes Hot Springs Isle Royale Joshua Tree Katmai Kenai Fjords Kings Canyon Kobuk Valley Lake Clark Lassen Volcanic Mammoth Cave Mesa Verde Mt Rainier North Cascades Olympic Petrified Forest Pinnacles Redwood Rocky Mountain Saguaro Sequoia Shenandoah Theodore Roosevelt Virgin Islands Voyageurs Wind Cave Wrangell-St Elias Yellowstone Yosemite Zion About Lonely Planet Started in 1973 Lonely Planet has become the world s leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet as well as an award-winning website a suite of mobile and digital travel products and a dedicated traveller community Lonely Planet s mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in 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
The first-ever authorized biography of Jeff Gordon the four-time champion racing legend For over a year Garner interviewed and observed Gordon at races special events and at home The book is based on extensive interviews with Gordon as well as in-depth interviews with dozens of family members friends competitors and colleagues some of whom have never gone on the record before Jeff speaks candidly sometimes brutally so about his childhood his much publicized divorce those he competed against his family and life after racing This fully illustrated hardcover biography will allow privileged access to a wealth of exclusive unseen and rare material from Gordon s personal photo and memorabilia collection Gordon s meteoric rise through racing s ranks is a classic American success story Readers will find inspiration in Gordon s candid take on his pivotal life episodes
It s fascinating Tells how fishing is an integral part of America BILL O REILLY The O Reilly FactorA New York Times bestseller hailed as The perfect Christmas gift for the fishing enthusiast in your family Daily Caller The American Fisherman by outdoorsman Willie Robertson CEO of Duck Commander and star of A E s Duck Dynasty and historian William Doyle reveals that in the U S A fishing is far more than a pastime it has shaped our past and defined our character in remarkable ways This generously illustrated celebration of fish anglers and our country s treasured wild places traces fishing s astonishing impact on the United States and its people from its settlement and founding to powering its economy and inspiring our creativity and faith Blessed by perhaps the most diverse and abundant waters in the world Native Americans were the continent s first master anglers and incorporated fish into their spiritual beliefs and legends When the Vikings the earliest European visitors arrived they were drawn across the Atlantic Ocean by the bountiful fishing grounds of North America s East Coast During the colonial era fish helped save the Pilgrims make George Washington wealthy and win the American Revolution From New England cod to Pacific... Northwest salmon to Gulf shrimp the fishing industry has fed and financed centuries of Americans in every region of the country Throughout Willie and Bill explore how fishing has made an enduring mark on our national identity and culture The American Fisherman is also an ode to our nation s extraordinary natural places alpine trout streams in the Rocky Mountains steelhead runs along the storm-tossed Alaskan coast the azure waters off Key West where marlin roam and the bayous of Louisiana where the Robertsons have instilled the love and lessons of fishing down through the generations as so many other families have A spirited and unique look at the U S A and its people The American Fisherman will hook every sportsman from the first page and forever deepen their appreciation for the fishing life INCLUDES MORE THAN 75 PHOTOSmore
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
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