Bob Shepton, winner of the 2013 Yachtsman of the Year Award, is an old-school adventurer, and this compelling book is in the spirit of sailing mountaineer HW Tilman, explorer Ranulph Fiennes, climber Chris Bonington and yachtsman Robin Knox ...
Author: Bob Shepton
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Sports & Recreation
Bob Shepton is an ordained minister in the Church of England in his late 70s, but spends most of his time sailing into the Arctic and making first ascents of inaccessible mountains. No tea parties for this vicar. Opening with the disastrous fire that destroyed his yacht whilst he was ice-bound in Greenland, the book travels back to his childhood growing up on the rubber plantation his father managed in Malaysia, moving back to England after his father was shot by the Japanese during the war, boarding school, the Royal Marines, and the church. We then follow Bob as he sails around the world with a group of schoolboys, is dismasted off the Falklands, trapped in ice, and climbs mountains accessible only from iceberg-strewn water and with only sketchy maps available. Bob Shepton, winner of the 2013 Yachtsman of the Year Award, is an old-school adventurer, and this compelling book is in the spirit of sailing mountaineer HW Tilman, explorer Ranulph Fiennes, climber Chris Bonington and yachtsman Robin Knox-Johnston, all of whom have been either friends of Bob's or an inspiration for his own exploits. Derring do in a dog collar! Ranulph Fiennes: 'A wonderful true tale of adventure.' Bear Grylls: 'You are going to enjoy this...as a Commando, Bob is clearly made of the right stuff!'
I don't know if you've ever experienced addictive behavior before, but I'm sure
you've got an idea of what it would be like. Now I want to specify that I'm not
addicted to drugs or alcohol or any of that junk. I'm addicted to adventure. To
Author: Mark Cuban
Publisher: Diversion Books
Category: Business & Economics
Mark Cuban shares his wealth of experience and business savvy in his first published book, HOW TO WIN AT THE SPORT OF BUSINESS. "It's New Year's resolution time, and Mark Cuban's new book offers the rationale for a good one." —BUSINESS INSIDER Using the greatest material from his popular Blog Maverick, Cuban has collected and updated his postings on business and life to provide a catalog of insider knowledge on what it takes to become a thriving entrepreneur. He tells his own rags-to-riches story of how he went from selling powdered milk and sleeping on friends' couches to owning his own company and becoming a multi-billion dollar success story. His unconventional yet highly effective ideas on how to build a successful business offer entrepreneurs at any stage of their careers a huge edge over their competitors. "In short, [HOW TO WIN AT THE SPORT OF BUSINESS] exceeded...expectations. Short chapters...got right to the point and were not filled with 'stuffing'." —HUFFINGTON POST
For instance, the drug addict isn't just addicted to the drugs—he is addicted to the
economic and social system of his lifestyle. He has been delivered ... by the adventure that is sparked by the “fear of getting caught” during the stolen
Author: T. D. Jakes
Publisher: Baker Books
3-in-1 edition with Loose That Man and Let Him Go!, So You Call Yourself a Man?, and T. D. Jakes Speaks to Men.
After running the Mount Everest Marathon, the Comrades in South Africa, and
several other adventure events, I ran and finished the inaugural Antarctica
Marathon. Experiencing these events caused me to become addicted to adventure ...
Author: Neal Jamison
Publisher: Breakaway Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO RUN FOR 30, 50, OR 100 MILES? This book is a great inspiration not only to current ultrarunners, and to marathoners looking for the next challenge—but also to runners of all abilities, who will see that there is nothing you can’t do if you have the desire. What makes ultrarunners tick? What goes through their minds at mile 93? How can you train for such a colossal undertaking? These questions and many more are answered in this inspiring collection of 39 personal stories from ultramarathoners. Ultramarathoning is the logical next step for those who burn with a desire to explore their limits, and beyond. It is impossible to run ultra distances without coming away with at least one fascinating story. This book is full of them. There are stories of fatigue, blisters, nausea, and despair. But the ultrarunner prevails to find hope, love, healing, self-discovery, friendship, selflessness, and in the end, for most, triumph. Learn what it feels like to run an ultra from the champions, the newcomers, and the veterans of the sport. A few brief excerpts: “I left Edinburg witnessing my second sunrise on this run. Most ultrarunners dread dawn—the hours from 4:00 to 6:00 a.m.—primarily because this is when fatigue sets in.” —Keith Knipling “It would be hours before we’d see the first aid station, and probably close to two days before we’d have dry feet again!” —Deb Pero “I’m 95 miles into a 100-miler, it’s over 100 degrees out, my legs are shot, I’m a few scant minutes ahead of Ann and Gabriel, and my pacer is stopped dead in the trail for fear of a skunk?” —Tim Twietmeyer “Ultrarunning is without question the most feared aspect of adventure racing.” —Ian Adamson “The urge to quit right there was overwhelming, but I was still in the race. Perhaps a miracle would happen and I could get in under the four hours it would take to make the next cutoff. I thanked the aid station captain and plunged into the darkness.” —Will Brown “It was time to put all the viable excuses aside and look inside.” —Tracy Baldyga “I think I quit about 20 times during the race, mostly between the time the sun went down and the time that I finally walked away. Reality sets in when it gets dark. The trail gets lonely.” —Jason Hodde “During every race you are faced with a moment of truth, a point in the race when you either quit or persevere to the end. Every person who finishes an ultramarathon has accomplished a great feat, simply because they finished.” —Bethany Hunter
Your Go-To Guide for Multi-Sport Outdoor Recreation Joe Miller. Joe Miller grew
up in Colorado but didn't become addicted to outdoor adventure until he moved
to North Carolina in 1992. For seventeen years, he wrote about his passion for ...
Author: Joe Miller
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Have you ever wanted to take up a new outdoor sport but thought, "Not me" or "Where do I begin"? In this unique take-it-with-you guide, outdoors and fitness writer Joe Miller introduces you to sixteen adventure sports in the Carolinas, from water to land and through all four seasons. No matter where you live or what your level of expertise may be, he will lead you to opportunities that range from beginner level to peak experience and equip you with the tools and courage to get outdoors and enjoy nature in new and exciting ways. For each experience, Miller includes location, how to start, associated costs, organizations that can help you begin, physical and mental demands of each activity, and whether the activities are seasonal or competitive. Activities include mountain biking, flat-water and whitewater paddling, scuba diving, climbing, backcountry exploration, skiing, snowboarding and tubing, kiteboarding, hang gliding, and ziplining.
understanding and patient, she wouldn't be running from you to her addicted
boyfriend. Be aware of ... or relatives who consistently put your needs on the back
burner because everyone is distracted by another “addict adventure.” Maybe you
Author: Víctor Torres
Publisher: Whitaker House
As a teenager, Victor Torres was a gang warlord and heroin addict on New York City’s violent streets. Through the ministry of David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, Victor had a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ and came to realize that God had a purpose for his life. Victor has spent the last forty-five years helping tens of thousands of young men and women find freedom from drug addiction and gang life. Now, he answers your toughest questions about your addicted loved one. Without pulling punches or promising easy answers, Victor provides wisdom and expertise that can lead you toward success. Some of the questions Victor addresses are… How can I know if my loved one has a substance abuse problem? How can I tell the difference between helping and enabling? What if my loved one refuses to get help? When should I call the police? What should we look for in a treatment program? What can I expect when my loved one comes out of treatment? How do I prepare for relapse? God did not create your loved one to be an addict or a loser. On the contrary, God created him or her for a better life. Although, for the moment, it may seem like you are losing your loved one, they still have a God-given destiny and a purpose. No matter how bad the picture may look now, there is always hope.
Author: Adventure Journal BooksPublish On: 2019-12-23
It's hard to beat time spent creating your personal adventure in the great outdoors.
Author: Adventure Journal Books
It's hard to beat time spent creating your personal adventure in the great outdoors. So many new memories, such unrepeatable experiences shared with your family and closest friends. So why let those precious times be lost forever? Now you can permanently record every precious moment and capture each memory for a lifetime in your very own Adventure Journal Book! Find the cover motto to suit your next adventure - every one is available in your choice of six rustic BoHo fire-branded styles. Inside every large format 8" x 10" soft cover paperback book you'll discover: Over 120 beautifully designed pre-formatted pages make it a breeze to track your activities and stay organized before, during, and after every adventure! Plenty of space to record your favorite memories as well as important information such as campground name, site number, reservations, amenities, hiking journal pages, activity lists and much, much more! Click the 'Look Inside' link above the cover photo to see every page style that you'll rush to fill out! Available in hundreds of designs and styles, to suit every adventurer. Click the 'Add to Cart button' to claim your future memories, and start your next adventure today!
Travelers Gift under $10 that isn't a card! A thoughtful and useful gift that stands out against the coffee mugs. Or buy it as a gift to yourself to write stories, track your travels, or note inspirational messages. It's an ideal size for writing personal goals, plans, and dreams. The pages alternate blank and lined to allow for doodling or drawing with notes. Features: 6" x 9" 110 Pages (55 sheets) One side is lined; the opposite side of each spread is blank An array of possible uses
My dad was addicted to video games. Before I was born, he once spent thirty-six
hours straight playing Everguild, a very addictive Internet game, surviving only on
caffeine and buttery pretzels. When my mom became pregnant, she lost her ...
Author: Kristen Middleton
Publisher: Kristen Middleton
Written by New York Times Bestselling Author, Kristen Middleton. Seventeen year old Cassandra Wild thought living in the chaos of her mother's home daycare and dealing with her developing feelings for Bryce, her new Martial Arts' instructor, was a struggle, until the night her world turned upside down. When an untested vaccine kills more than just a rampant flu virus, Cassie learns how to survive in a world where the dead walk and the living...run! This book is a free download featuring zombies, adventure, and horror during the zombie apocalypse in a post-apocalyptic world. It is recommended for mature teens and older and fans of Walking Dead. KEYWORDS: free horror, young adult, free horror books to read, free ebooks, freebies, free stories, free zombie stories, free zombie fiction, adventure, free teen books, free teen horror, zombie stories, dystopian, zombie apocalypse, walking dead, dark fantasy, humor, paranormal romance, scary stories, zombie series, zombie stories, supernatural, free supernatural, free horror, free dystopian, free fantasy, free teen books, free adventure books, free action books, free zombie books, zombie apocalypse series, zombie thriller, post-apocalyptic, zombie horror, zombie Armageddon, zombie series, dystopian
Even though I enjoy hunting a wide variety of game all over the world, I have not
caught the sheep hunting addiction . . . yet. ... In March I met up with three other
hunters in Beijing, China, for a blue sheep hunting adventure. Beijing is one of
Author: Mark Hampton
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Sports & Recreation
ADDICTED TO ALTITUDE A generation ago Jack O’Connor, “dean of outdoor writers,” taught us that mountain hunting was a special pursuit, a form of hunting that took us to the high, wild places in search of some of the world’s most beautiful and elusive game. Today Mark Hampton follows his teaching and takes us to new heights in pursuit of wild sheep and goats amidst the world’s highest mountains and most magnificent scenery. You will travel with him to the world’s legendary ranges: Hindu Kush, Himalayas, Caucasus, Alps, Tien Shan, Altai, and more...from the burning Red Sea Hills of Sudan to the precipitous Southern Alps of New Zealand...and of course to our own Rocky Mountains, Cassiars, Alaska Range, and the harsh desert mountains of the American Southwest. Mark Hampton, career educator, former Missouri State Representative, All-American trapshooter, longtime hunting guide, and legendary handgun hunter, takes you along on what evolved as his greatest passion: High-country hunting for the wild sheep and goats of the world. From the diminutive chamois to the mighty argali, from desert bighorn to Rocky Mountain goat, you will feel your lungs burn as you climb the high ridges and feel your heart race as you make the final stalk. Addicted to Altitude will earn its place in the annals of hunting literature...and will validate for a new generation the special feeling of climbing the heights for the great game to be found.
They are not addicted to adventure like Nancy . she inhabits , but rather how she
inhabits them . In her book , Caprio relates several different testimonials from
individuals about how Nancy Drew has impacted their lives . Though only three
Author: Tom Burns
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
Presents literary criticism on writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, monographs, reviews, and scholarly papers.
Addiction used to have a strong physiological meaning: a substance or activity
was craved in increasing doses and there had to be an element of intoxication for addiction to be diagnosed. Heroin was addictive, nicotine was not; it was ...
Author: Roger Bate
Category: Business & Economics
We live in a dangerous world. Numerous hazards can strike us down from infectious diseases and genetic disorders to food poisoning and car crashes. Furthermore, the advances in information technology enable consumers to be more aware of these problems as the latest data on new hazards is spun around the world in a matter of seconds. As part of the opinion forming sector (as a think tank researcher and opinion editorial writer) Roger Bate has contributed to this information exchange. His writing over the past five years, as reflected in this book, has focussed on 5 key themes: 1. Hazards are as likely to come from natural as from man-made substances. 2. The linear no-threshold hypothesis is rubbish (i.e. the dose makes the poison). 3. An entire industry has developed to scare us into stopping certain activities, or making us feel guilty for continuing them, or lobbying to have them banned by government. 4. The public are quite capable of making decisions that involve complex trade-offs if only we would let them; indeed not letting them causes enormous problems as government bodies do not have the dispersed knowledge to do this, and are subject to interest group pressure. 5. There are innumerable benefits, as well as costs, from risk taking. Most articles concerning risk avoid mentioning any of the above five themes. The articles for this book were originally published in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Economic Affairs, and The Sunday Times. An introduction will draw all the articles together.
On these occasions especially they are addicted to profane and dreadful
imprecations. Their character for truth and honesty does not stand high. But they
have enemies enough to proclaim their faults, and these faults, it must be
confessed, are ...
Author: Library of Congress. Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound DivisionPublish On: 1989
See : THE TWENTIETH CENTURY : The Addicted , Part 2 , Criminal or Patient ?
... SPECIAL : Adventure , The Trail of the Feathered Serpent ADDICTION AMONG
TEENAGERS See : SEARCHLIGHTS ON DELINQUENCY : Addiction Among ...
Author: Library of Congress. Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division
Anyone who's overcome an addiction will tell you that the journey to freedom
started with a decision — a real decision to end the addiction. Habitually viewing
pornography should be called what it is — an addiction. Come to the conclusion
Author: Rob Stennett
Leaving home for college can be both exciting and scary, especially for young Christians who want to succeed academically, socially, and spiritually.The College Adventure Handbook provides what every college student needs most: practical tips blended with spiritual commentary designed to help faith-filled students stay on track. Most college advice books don't talk about how to make a student's faith a natural part of the college experience. Or they're so focused on faith, they don't deal with practical matters. The College Adventure Handbook is different. It's packed with useful tips for every aspect of college life, from passing classes and dealing with roommates, to avoiding temptations, stressing out, even finding a church that fits – all spiked with humor and presented in a format that can be referenced on a need-to-know basis. College students don't need one more textbook to read, and most of them don't want one more inspiration-packed devotional. What they need most in this extremely nerve-racking, life-changing time is some down-to-earth advice and practical strategies on how to walk a God-inspired life with as few missteps as possible. The College Adventure Handbook delivers all that and more.
For the adrenaline-addicted I am the bearer of bad news: Danger may be adventure's song, but adventure is not necessarily danger. Peak experiences are
wherever we decide to find them. Lessons Learned by Dying Adapt Your Itinerary
It's like an addict thinking about kicking their habit after a bad trip or an alcoholic
saying “never again” after waking up face down on the ... For an IPO-addicted VC
, that “one last big hit” is still out there and you'll just do that one and get out.
Author: Karl Capita
Category: Business & Economics
Did you watch in horror as the stock market collapsed and the "dot-com bubble" burst, wiping out an old-age nest-egg, college fund, or early-retirement plan? Who caused this disaster? Adventure Capital points the finger at Venture Capitalists and tells you why your money still isn't safe. Through a personal tale of one startup's rise and fall on the backs of scheming venture capitalists, Adventure Capital highlights the worst excesses of the VC industry in a series of diary-entries of an entrepreneur swept up in the exuberance of Silicon Valley technology companies. A must-read for entrepreneurs starting a business, venture capitalists wanting insight on the worst of their kind, or anyone who thinks their money is safe now the bubble has burst.
The Ultimate Camping Journal There's nothing better than spending time out in nature, roasting marshmallows and creating new memories with your family on a camping trip!
Author: Queen Pencils
Publisher: Independently Published
Category: Sports & Recreation
The Ultimate Camping Journal There's nothing better than spending time out in nature, roasting marshmallows and creating new memories with your family on a camping trip! And now, you can capture every special moment and record all your adventures with this beautiful camping journal! This Camping Journal features: Large 8" x 10" soft cover book with 100 pre-formatted customized pages to record information like campground name, reservation dates, site number, activity planner and much more! Pages are designed to make it easy to record and track your camping activity as well as stay organized throughout your adventure! Plenty of space to write about your favorite camping memories! 100 pages that you can use however you choose! Use this special journal to document one camping trip or use it throughout the years to record all your camping adventures. The possibilities are endless. Size: 8 x 10 100 pages Unique Customized Interior Pages Premium Matte Cover High-quality White Paper This all-inclusive Camping Journal is the perfect way to record your adventures and keep track of those special places and people you've met! Makes a wonderful gift for all camping lovers!