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More than 30 fanciful full-page illustrations depict the wisest of birds in lush tapestry-like settings Covered with flowers paisleys and other fun-to-color patterns these adorable owls are posed against vivid backgrounds brimming with intricate designs Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display Specially designed for experienced colorists Owls and other Creative Haven adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress
The 1 New York Times bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi GermanyFor 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
The 2016 edition of the New York Times Bestselling Guide Welcome to The Show After 20 All-Star seasons the creators of this the 21st edition of the industry-leading Baseball Prospectus annual could have been content to rest on their laurels Instead Baseball Prospectus 2016 contains significant improvements along with the usual key stat categories player predictions and insider-level commentary that readers expect from Baseball Prospectus annual guide Baseball Prospectus 2016 once again provides fantasy players and insiders alike with prescient PECOTA projections which Sports Illustrated has called perhaps the game s most accurate projection model Still stats are just numbers if you don t see the larger context and Baseball Prospectus brings together an elite team of analysts to provide the definitive look at all thirty teams their players their prospects and their managers to explain away flukes hot streaks injury-tainted numbers and park effects Nearly every major-league team has sought the advice of current or former Prospectus analysts and readers of Baseball Prospectus 2016 will understand what all those insiders have been raving about In a book that sports personality Ken Tremendous calls The tip of the nerd spear the team... at Baseball Prospectus is proud to bring the following improvements to the 2016 Annual Two full years of projections PECOTA lines for 2016 and 2017 Historical Peak MPH added for major-league pitchers Deserved Run Average DRA added for major-league pitchers cFIP added for major-league and minor-league pitchers Pitcher WARP redesigned utilizing DRA and cFIP for all pitchers Revised cFIP-driven PECOTA pitching projections Catcher-specific defensive stats for all catchers Double-A and above Outfield assists and catcher defense integrated in FRAA and WARP Ballpark schematic and wall height study for every stadium Hit List finance and farm system ranking graphs for each team Every organization s key front office personnel and Baseball Prospectus alumni identifiedmore
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
This big-hearted memoir by the most promising professional basketball player of his generation details his rise to NBA stardom the terrible accident that ended his career and plunged him into a life-altering depression and how he ultimately found his way out of the darkness Ten years ago Jay Williams was at the beginning of a brilliant professional basketball career The Chicago Bulls top draft pick and the second pick of the entire draft he had the great Michael Jordan s locker Then he ran his high-performance motorcycle head-on into a light pole severely damaging himself and ending his career In this intense hard-hitting and deeply profound memoir Williams talks about the accident that transformed him Sometimes the memories are so fresh he feels like he ll never escape the past Most days he finds a quiet peace as a commentator on ESPN and as an entrepreneur who can only look back in astonishment at his younger self a kid who had it all thought he was invincible and lost everything only to gain new wisdom Williams also shares behind the scenes details of life as an All-American He tells it straight about the scandalous recruiting process and his decision to return to Duke and Coach K a man who taught him about accountability to... finish his education He also speaks out about corruption among coaches administrators players and alumni and about his time in the NBA introducing us to a dark underworld culture in the pros the gambling drugs and sex in every city with players on every team more
One of the New York Times Book Review s 10 Best Books of the YearON MORE THAN 25 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR LISTS including TIME 1 Nonfiction Book NPR O The Oprah Magazine 10 Favorite Books Vogue Top 10 Vanity Fair Washington Post Boston Globe Chicago Tribune Seattle Times San Francisco Chronicle Top 10 Miami Herald St Louis Post Dispatch Minneapolis Star Tribune Top 10 Library Journal Top 10 Publishers Weekly Kirkus Reviews Slate Shelf Awareness Book Riot Amazon Top 20 The instant New York Times bestseller and award-winning sensation Helen Macdonald s story of adopting and raising one of nature s most vicious predators has soared into the hearts of millions of readers worldwide Fierce and feral her goshawk Mabel s temperament mirrors Helen s own state of grief after her father s death and together raptor and human discover the pain and beauty of being alive People H Is for Hawk is a genre-defying debut from one of our most unique and transcendent voices
The New York Times bestseller that reveals the safety security and survival techniques that 99 of Americans don t know but shouldWhen Jason Hanson joined the CIA in 2003 he never imagined that the same tactics he used as a CIA officer for counter intelligence surveillance and protecting agency personnel would prove to be essential in every day civilian life In addition to escaping handcuffs picking locks and spotting when someone is telling a lie he can improvise a self-defense weapon pack a perfect emergency kit and disappear off the grid if necessary He has also honed his positive awareness a heightened sense of his surroundings that allows him to spot suspicious and potentially dangerous behavior on the street in a taxi at the airport when dining out or in any other situation In his engaging and empowering book Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life Jason shares this know-how with readers revealing how to prevent home invasions carjackings muggings and other violent crimes run counter-surveillance and avoid becoming a soft target recognize common scams at home and abroad become a human lie detector in any setting including business negotiations gain peace of mind by being prepared for anything instead of uninformed or afraid With... the skill of a trained operative and the relatability of a suburban dad Jason Hanson brings his top-level training to everyday Americans in this must-have guide to staying safe in an increasingly dangerous world more
Developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association NSCA and now in its fourth edition Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning is the essential text for strength and conditioning professionals and students This comprehensive resource created by 30 expert contributors in the field explains the key theories concepts and scientific principles of strength training and conditioning as well as their direct application to athletic competition and performance The scope and content of Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning Fourth Edition With Web Resource have been updated to convey the knowledge skills and abilities required of a strength and conditioning professional and to address the latest information found on the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist CSCS exam The evidence-based approach and unbeatable accuracy of the text make it the primary resource to rely on for CSCS exam preparation The text is organized to lead readers from theory to program design and practical strategies for administration and management of strength and conditioning facilities The fourth edition contains the most current research and applications and several new features Online videos featuring 21 resistance training... exercises demonstrate proper exercise form for classroom and practical use Updated research specifically in the areas of high-intensity interval training overtraining agility and speed in changes of direction nutrition for health and performance and periodization helps readers better understand these popular trends in the industry A new chapter with instructions and photos presents techniques for exercises using alternative modes and nontraditional implements Ten additional tests of maximum power and strength aerobic capacity along with new flexibility exercises resistance training exercises plyometric exercises and speed and agility drills help professionals design programs that reflect current guidelines Key points chapter objectives and learning aids including key terms and self-study questions provide a structure to help students and professionals conceptualize the information and reinforce fundamental facts Application sidebars provide practical application of scientific concepts that can be used by strength and conditioning specialists in real-world settings making the information immediately relatable and usable The web resource provides students with lab activities in fillable form for practice and information retention Further both students and professionals will benefit from the online videos of 21 foundational exercises that provide visual instruction and reinforce proper technique Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning Fourth Edition offers an expanded ancillary package for instructors Instructors receive access to a 61-video collection including the 21 videos available in the web resource plus an additional 40 videos demonstrating resistance training exercises plyometric exercises and exercises using alternative modes and nontraditional implements bringing practical content to the classroom Working along with the instructor guide and presentation package a test package has been added to assist instructors in evaluating students understanding of key concepts Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning Fourth Edition provides the most comprehensive information on organization and administration of facilities testing and evaluation exercise techniques training adaptations program design and structure and function of body systems Its scope precision and dependability make it the essential preparation text for the CSCS exam as well as a definitive reference for strength and conditioning professionals to consult in their everyday practice more
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW 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 ultimate guide to surviving anywhere now updated with more than 100 pages of additional materialRevised to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology and covering new topics such as urban survival and terrorism 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 skills like reading the weather and preparation essentials such as a pocket survival kit Making camp Finding the best location constructing the appropriate shelter organizing camp staying warm 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 natural disasters and hostile situations and how to survive if all services and supplies are cut off Self-defense Arming yourself with basic hand-to-hand combat techniques Security Protecting your family and property from intrusion break-ins and theft... Climate terrain Overcoming any location from the tropics to the poles from the desert to the mountains and sea more