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1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Look for special features inside Join the Random House Reader s Circle for author chats and more In boyhood Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent As a teenager he channeled his defiance into running discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics But when World War II began the athlete became an airman embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943 When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean against all odds Zamperini survived adrift on a foundering life raft Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean leaping sharks thirst and starvation enemy aircraft and beyond a trial even greater Driven to the limits of endurance Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity suffering with hope resolve and humor brutality with rebellion His fate whether triumph or tragedy would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will Appearing in paperback for the first time with twenty arresting new photos and an extensive Q A with the author Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind body and spirit brought vividly to life by Seabiscuit author Laura... Hillenbrand Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award Extraordinarily moving a powerfully drawn survival epic The Wall Street Journal A one-in-a-billion story designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid It is amazing unforgettable gripping harrowing chilling and inspiring New York Staggering mesmerizing Hillenbrand s writing is so ferociously cinematic the events she describes so incredible you don t dare take your eyes off the page People A meticulous soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life The Washington Post Ambitious and powerful a startling narrative and an inspirational book The New York Times Book Review Magnificent incredible Hillenbrand has crafted another masterful blend of sports history and overcoming terrific odds this is biography taken to the nth degree a chronicle of a remarkable life lived through extraordinary times The Dallas Morning News An astonishing testament to the superhuman power of tenacity Entertainment Weekly A tale of triumph and redemption astonishingly detailed O The Oprah Magazine A masterfully told true story nothing less than a marvel Washingtonian Hillenbrand tells this story with cool elegance but at a thrilling sprinter s pace Time Hillenbrand is one of our best writers of narrative history You don t have to be a sports fan or a war-history buff to devour this book you just have to love great storytelling Rebecca Skloot author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksmore
The 1 New York Times bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany 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
LEARN HOW TO HACK HUMAN MOVEMENTJoin the movement that has reached millions of athletes and coaches learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body unlock your human potential live pain free and become a Supple Leopard Improve your athletic performance extend your athletic career treat body stiffness and achy joints and rehabilitate injuries all without having to seek out a coach doctor chiropractor physical therapist or masseur In Becoming a Supple Leopard 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 human movement allowing you to live a healthy happier more fulfilling life Performance is what drives the human animal but the human animal can be brought to an abrupt halt by dysfunctional movement patterns Oftentimes the factors that impede performance are invisible to not only the untrained eye but also the majority of athletes and coaches Becoming a Supple Leopard makes the invisible visible In this one of a kind training manual Starrett maps out a detailed system comprised of more than two hundred techniques and illuminates common movement errors that cause injury and rob you of speed power endurance and... strength Whether you are a professional athlete a weekend warrior or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from restrictions Becoming a Supple Leopard will teach you how to maintain your body and harness your genetic potential Learn How to prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries overhaul your movement habits quickly identify diagnose and fix inefficient movement patterns problem solve for pain and dysfunction in austere environments with little equipment fix poor mechanics that rob power bleed force and dump torque unlock reservoirs of athletic capacity you didn t know you had identify and fix poor movement patterns in children reverse the aging process develop strategies that restore function to your joints and tissues accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency improve your quality of life through regained work capacity run faster jump higher and throw farthermore
Principles of Athletic Training A Competency-Based Approach is designed to be used by athletic trainers in courses concerned with the scientific evidence-based and clinical foundations of athletic training and sports medicine The text leads the student from general foundations to specific concepts relative to injury prevention evaluation management and rehabilitation As the student progresses from beginning to end he or she will understand the complexities of the profession of athletic training An over-arching goal of the text is to make certain that each and every one of the educational competencies identified by the Education Council is specifically covered After using this text the student should be able to apply the appropriate techniques and concepts in the day-to-day performance of his or her job as an athletic trainer
Praise for 1 New York Times best-selling author Matthew Inman AKA The Oatmeal All runners wonder at some point or another why we do what we do Mr Inman s explanation is the best I ve ever seen And the funniest Because he is clinically insane -Mark Remy editor at large Runner s World author of The Runner s Rule Book He runs He sweats He heaves He hates it He loves it He runs so hard his toenails fall off He asks himself why Why do I do this Here gorgeously bravely hilariously is Matt s deeply honest answer -Robert Krulwich NPR Finally A voice that sings with the Blerches of angels -Christopher McDougall author of Born to Run This is not just a book about running It s a book about cupcakes It s a book about suffering It s a book about gluttony vanity bliss electrical storms ranch dressing and Godzilla It s a book about all the terrible and wonderful reasons we wake up each day and propel our bodies through rain shine heaven and hell From 1 New York Times best-selling author Matthew Inman AKA The Oatmeal comes this hilarious beautiful poignant collection of comics and stories about running eating and one cartoonist s reasons for jogging across mountains until his toenails fall off Containing over 70 pages of never-before-seen... material including A Lazy Cartoonist s Guide to Becoming a Runner and The Blerch s Guide to Dieting this book also comes with Blerch race stickers more
1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERSOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREAt twenty-two Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything In the wake of her mother s death her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed Four years later with nothing more to lose she made the most impulsive decision of her life With no experience or training driven only by blind will she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State and she would do it alone Told with suspense and style sparkling with warmth and humor Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened strengthened and ultimately healed her One of the Best Books of the Year NPR The Boston Globe Entertainment Weekly Vogue St Louis Dispatch
The leading textbook for undergraduate exercise physiology courses Physiology of Sport and Exercise Fifth Edition With Web Study Guide has been fully updated in both content and design The authors all distinguished researchers and past presidents of the American College of Sports Medicine combine their expertise to deliver superior technical content while maintaining the accessible reader-friendly format that has made this textbook a favorite of instructors and students alike The fifth edition has been redesigned to enhance its visual appeal and provide students with an improved learning experience Completely revamped photos illustrations and medical artwork offer a higher level of detail and clarity to better illustrate how the body performs and responds to physical activity The text has been carefully designed to reinforce the impact of the new artwork thereby facilitating students comprehension of the topics covered In addition to the improved artwork Physiology of Sport and Exercise Fifth Edition features new and updated content based on the latest research in the field including the following A complete rewrite of the chapters on resistance training including updated strength training principles based on the 2009 ACSM... position stand and new sections on core strength stability training and high-intensity interval training HIT A full update and reorganization based on instructors feedback of the chapters on metabolism and hormonal control to aid students comprehension of these complex systems New content on lactic acid as a fuel source muscle cramps childhood obesity substrate utilization and endocrine response to exercise and vascular aging Updated coverage of central and peripheral cardiac functions the female athlete triad and the menstrual cycle New research on effects of physical activity on health including the addition of international data on the incidence of cardiovascular disease and obesity Ease of reading and understanding has been the cornerstone of this popular text The fifth edition of Physiology of Sport and Exercise continues to offer comprehensive coverage of the complex relationship between human physiology and exercise while maintaining an engaging and student-friendly tone Unique learning features allow students to build their knowledge as they discover the depth and breadth of this fascinating field of study The book s accessible layout including chapter-opening outlines and review boxes found throughout each chapter will help students focus on the major concepts addressed Study questions and a list of key terms at the end of the chapter increase students opportunities for recall and self-testing A comprehensive glossary and lists of common abbreviations and conversions provide easy reference for students as they complete labs and assignments To facilitate a more integrated learning experience both students and instructors can take advantage of the web-based ancillaries that accompany the fifth edition of Physiology of Sport and Exercise The web study guide offers new learning activities that complement each chapter in the book and study guide reminders prompt students when to access the study guide to practice review and develop their understanding of chapter concepts Students can also use the guide s dynamic and interactive learning activities to expand learning beyond a typical lab situation Key concepts are reinforced as students conduct self-made experiments and record their own physiological responses to exercise In addition the study guide offers access links to scientific and professional journals as well as organization and career information One convenient web address gives instructors access to an updated instructor guide presentation package image bank and test package The presentation package includes PowerPoint s with key points and content which can be modified to suit a variety of class structures The image bank features all of the graphics artwork and content photos from the text for easy insertion into tests quizzes handouts and other course materials Both the test package and instructor guide include resources and teaching aids designed to decrease lecture and test preparation time and increase pedagogical effectiveness New to the fifth-edition ancillaries is a pool of questions pulled from the student s web study guide These questions can be uploaded to instructors LMS systems and used to gauge students participation in class Physiology of Sport and Exercise Fifth Edition stands alone as the best most comprehensive resource framing the latest research findings in a reader-friendly format This winning combination makes it easier and more engaging than ever for students to develop their understanding of the body s marvelous abilities to perform various types and intensities of exercise and sport to adapt to stressful situations and to improve its physiological capacities more
The latest edition of the best-selling sport and exercise psychology book on the market Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology Fifth Edition provides a thorough introduction to the key concepts in the field Written by internationally respected authors it provides students and new practitioners with a comprehensive view of sport and exercise psychology bridges the gap between research and practice conveys principles of professional practice and captures the excitement of the world of sport and exercise A supreme effort has been made to meet the increasing needs of professors practitioners and students To further improve the total learning experience the fifth edition features the following A streamlined online study guide that provides an interactive learning experience for students A new full-color format that visually engages students in the information An emphasis on the educational journey that students take through the field of sport and exercise psychology helping them envision where they can be most successful in the field Thoroughly updated material that reflects the latest research and practice to keep readers aware of recent findings and hot topics in the field New sidebars with contemporary practical examples... case studies and anecdotes to help students understand various theories and concepts Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology Fifth Edition provides students with a unique learning experience taking them on a journey through the origins and goals key concepts research development and career options available in the field The book contains seven parts that may be studied in any sequence Part I introduces students to the field detailing its history current status and the various roles of sport and exercise psychologists Part II focuses on personal factors that affect performance and psychological development in sport physical education and exercise settings In part III the authors focus on two major classes of situational factors that influence behavior competition and cooperation and feedback and reinforcement Part IV focuses on group interaction and processes while part V discusses how psychological techniques may be used to help people perform more effectively Part VI addresses the various roles psychological factors play in health and exercise The final section part VII deals with topics of psychological development and well-being that are important to both society and sport and exercise psychology including children s psychological development through sport participation aggression in sport and moral development and good sporting behavior in sport and physical activity contexts The online study guide allows the subject of sport psychology to come alive to its users The study guide works directly with the text mentions of the study guide appear throughout each chapter to encourage students to apply knowledge gained from the text This online study guide features several individual and small-group learning activities that may be completed electronically and saved as an rtf file This new format allows instructors to choose whether they would like students to complete the activities for personal use print and hand them in as assignments or submit them for assessment as an e-mail attachment or through a learning management system The study guide activities require students to do the following Use actual sport and exercise psychology instruments to assess their skills Determine how to respond to real-life scenarios with short answers or essays Review and design research studies and experiments Search the Internet for relevant information Apply and test their understanding of principles and concepts of sport and exercise psychology Audio and video clips some with associated activities offer considerable insight on the issues discussed in the text The audio clips feature esteemed experts from the field discussing key course concepts that they have studied and refined during their professional careers Students will hear from experts such as Diane Gill Rainer Martens Robin Vealey and other pioneers in the field The video clips provide students with a realistic look at how sport psychology consultants interact and communicate with athletes to improve athletic experiences allowing students to peer into the real world of a practicing sport psychology consultant Both the audio and video clips help students understand the research and practice of sport psychology in today s society Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology Fifth Edition also supplies in-depth learning aids to help students think more critically about applying the material These aids include chapter objectives and summaries informative sidebars key terms key points and discussion questions in each chapter The enhanced design artwork and photos will also help make the material more interesting and accessible to readers Updated ancillary materials including an instructor guide test package and presentation package are available online for instructors Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology Fifth Edition is a powerful learning tool for understanding human behavior in sport and exercise settings This fifth edition continues to ensure that future researchers and practitioners in the field are well equipped and enthused about the possibilities and challenges they will encounter more
Starting Strength has been called the best and most useful of fitness books The second edition Starting Strength Basic Barbell Training sold over 80 000 copies in a competitive global market for fitness education Along with Practical Programming for Strength Training 2nd Edition they form a simple logical and practical approach to strength training Now after six more years of testing and adjustment with thousands of athletes in seminars all over the country the updated third edition expands and improves on the previous teaching methods and biomechanical analysis No other book on barbell training ever written provides the detailed instruction on every aspect of the basic barbell exercises found in SS BBT3 And while the methods for implementing barbell training detailed in the book are primarily aimed at young athletes they have been successfully applied to everyone young and old male and female fit and flabby sick and healthy weak and already strong Many people all over the world have used the simple biological principle of stress recovery adaptation on which this method is based to improve their performance their appearance and their long-term health With over 150 000 copies in print in three editions Starting Strength is the... most important method available to learn the most effective way to train with barbells -- the most important way to improve your strength your health and your life -- Why barbells are the most effective tools for strength training -- The mechanical basis of barbell training concisely and logically explained -- All new photographs and improved illustrations of all the lifts and the biomechanics behind them -- Complete easy-to-follow instructions for performing the basic barbell exercises the squat press deadlift bench press power clean and the power snatch -- Revised instruction methods for all six lifts proven effective in four years of seminar military and group instruction -- How the human body adapts to stress through recovery and why this is the foundation of the development of strength and lifetime health -- How to program the basic exercises into the most effective program for long-term progress -- Completely indexed -- The most productive method in existence for anyone beginning a strength training program more
For Any Climate in Any Situation Newly updated to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology the internationally bestselling SAS Survival Handbook is the definitive resource for all campers hikers and outdoor adventurers From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster this complete course includes Being prepared Understanding basic survival needs and preparing essentials such as a pocket survival kit Making camp Finding the best location constructing the appropriate shelter organizing camp and creating tools Food What to eat what to avoid where to find it and how to prepare it First aid A comprehensive course in emergency wilderness medicine including how to maximize survival in any climate or when injured Disaster survival How to react in the face of increasingly frequent natural disasters and hostile situations and how to survive at home if all services and supplies are cut off
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