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Many people dream of escaping modern life but most will never act on it This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years making this dream a reality not out of anger at the world but simply because he preferred to live on his own In 1986 a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts drove to Maine and disappeared into the forest He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later when he was arrested for stealing food Living in a tent even through brutal winters he had survived by his wits and courage developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water and to avoid freezing to death He broke into nearby cottages for food clothing reading material and other provisions taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life why did he leave what did he learn as well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude community and what makes a good life and a deeply... moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way and succeeded more
In the world of strength and conditioning learning how to move others not just physically but also psychologically and emotionally is paramount to getting the most out of them People are the ultimate performance variable and understanding how to effectively blend knowledge of proper training with the nuances of human behavior is integral to helping athletes achieve their ultimate goals Unfortunately while much attention has been given to the science of physical training little attention has been given to the science of communication Conscious Coaching The Art and Science of Building Buy-In bridges this gap Readers learn the foundational principles of improving relationships enhancing engagement and gaining the trust of athletes through targeted communication And every bit as important readers also learn concrete strategies to apply these principles in day-to-day coaching situations they will inevitably encounter The result is a game-changing book that sets the stage for coaches to create a culture of success not only within sport but also beyond Conscious Coaching is a movement and its time has come
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
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
This lush book of photography represents National Geographic s Photo Ark a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world s animals especially those that are endangered His powerful message conveyed with humor compassion and art to know these animals is to save them Sartore intends to photograph every animal in captivity in the world He is circling the globe visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to create studio portraits of 12 000 species with an emphasis on those facing extinction He has photographed more than 6 000 already and now thanks to a multi-year partnership with National Geographic he may reach his goal This book showcases his animal portraits from tiny to mammoth from the Florida grasshopper sparrow to the greater one-horned rhinoceros Paired with the eloquent prose of veteran wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick this book presents a thought-provoking argument for saving all the species of our planet
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
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
To mark the twentieth anniversary of his historic win at the 1997 Masters Tiger Woods will for the first time reflect on the record-setting win both on and off the course In 1997 Tiger Woods was already among the most-watched and closely examined athletes in history But it wasn t until the Masters Tournament that his career would definitively change forever Woods then only 21 won the Masters by a historic 12 shots which remains the widest margin of victory in the tournament s history making it an iconic moment for him and sports Now 20 years later Woods is ready to explore his history with the game how it has changed over the years and what it was like winning such an important event With never-before-heard stories this book will provide keen insight from one of the game s all-time greats
Girls being fearless Girls being silly Girls being wild stubborn and proud Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy So simple and yet so powerful Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates through more than 175 memorable photographs the strength and spirit of girls being 100 themselves Real beauty isn t about being a certain size acting a certain way wearing the right clothes or having your hair done or even brushed Real beauty is about being your authentic self and owning it Kate T Parker is a professional photographer who finds the real beauty in girls capturing it for all the world to see in candid and arresting images A celebration a catalog of spirit in words and smiles an affirmation of the fact that it s what s inside you that counts Strong Is the New Pretty conveys a powerful message for every girl for every mother and father of a girl for every coach and mentor and teacher for everyone in the village that it takes to raise a strong and self-confident person
From national bestselling author and retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson comes the essential guide for surviving today s emergencies from navigating in the wild to staying alive in any disaster These 100 skills adapted for civilians from actual field experiences of special forces operations offer a complete hands-on and practical guide to help you survive in the wild no matter the climate or terrain be prepared for any crisis and have the critical life-saving knowledge for staying safe in any hostile environment or disaster Yesterday s survival guide is no longer relevant 100 Deadly Skills Survival Edition is what you need for today s world combining survival hacks developed on the battlefield with the low-tech tools you have on hand This book is your essential prep manual from securing shelter building fire finding food and navigating back to civilization no matter the environment to thinking like a special forces solider so that you can survive a hostage situation an active shooter a suicide bomber or a terrorist threat on the subway and even apply trauma medicine as a first responder Full of specific scenarios to help you get in the mindset of survival 100 Deadly Skills Survival Edition is better than a Swiss Army knife whether... you re lost at sea forced to land a plane fighting off a bear or deciding whether to run hide or fight Next to each skill are easy-to-grasp detailed illustrations because when you need to survive the apocalypse you don t have time for complicated instructions more
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