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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
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 essential guide to the 2015 baseball season is on deck now and whether you re a fan or fantasy player or both you won t be properly informed without it Baseball Prospectus 2015 brings together an elite group of analysts to provide the definitive look at the upcoming season in critical essays and commentary on the thirty teams their managers and more than sixty players and prospects from each team Contains critical essays on each of the thirty teams and player comments for some sixty players for each of those teams Projects each player s stats for the coming season using the groundbreaking PECOTA projection system which has been called perhaps the game s most accurate projection model Sports Illustrated From Baseball Prospectus America s leading provider of statistical analysis for baseball Now in its twentieth edition this New York Times bestselling insider s guide remains hands down the most authoritative and entertaining book of its kind
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
In this highly entertaining and insightful memoir one of television s most respected broadcasters interweaves the story of his life and career with lively firsthand tales of some of the most thrilling events and fascinating figures in modern sports No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels Over the course of his forty-plus year career he has logged more hours on live network television than any other broadcaster in history and is the only play-by-play commentator to have covered all four major sports championships the Super Bowl World Series NBA Finals and the Stanley Cup Final He has also witnessed first-hand some of the most memorable events in modern sports and in this highly personal and revealing account brings them vividly to life Michaels shares never-before-told stories from his early years and his rise to the top covering some of the greatest moments of the past half century from the Miracle on Ice the historic 1980 Olympic hockey finals to the earthquake that rocked the 1989 World Series Some of the greatest names on and off the field are here Michael Jordan Bill Walton Pete Rose Bill Walsh Peyton and Eli Manning Brett Favre John Madden Howard Cosell Cris Collinsworth and many many more... Forthright and down-to-earth Michaels tells the truth as he sees it giving readers unique insight into the high drama the colorful players and the heroes and occasional villains of an industry that has become a vital part of modern culture more
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
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
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
SAS Survival Guide 2E is the revised and updated edition of the world s preeminent survival guide covering everything from basic first aid and campcraft to strategies for coping with any type of disaster Long considered the supreme handbook for outdoor skills and preparedness this new edition expanded by renowned survival expert John Lofty Wiseman to include information on all of the latest navigation and survival technology is a must-have for all campers hikers boaters and adventurers