Rucksack Guide - Ski Mountaineering and Snowshoeing is your
essential handbook for when on the mountain. It offers concise guidance
and support for whatever situations you might find yourself in,
technical skills: tips and reminders on the key techniques equipment: choosing the right skis and looking after them
finding the best snow: testing for weak spots and crossing crevassessafety: essential procedures to ensure the safety of yourself, your party and others on the mountainemergencies: guidance on what to do in extreme situations.
The book is colour-coded for easy reference and all information is
presented in lists and tables, making it simple to understand in
The Rucksack Guide series is adapted from Mountaineering: The essential skills for mountain walkers and climbers, the definitive handbook for hill walkers, climbers and mountaineers.
This comprehensive survival guide from the experts at Outdoor Life features essential tips and information for any outdoor adventure. Whether you’re planning to hike the Pacific Crest Trail or camping off the beaten path in your nearby state park, being out in the wild comes with inherent risks. From the everyday disruptions to the extreme circumstances, The Total Backcountry Survival Manual has you covered. Prepare and Plan From fishing weekends to the hike of a lifetime, preparation is important. Here you’ll find tips on essential gear, smart packing, map reading and much more. Trail Threats Learn how to get by a damaged section of the trail, deal with mountain lions and coyotes, prevent injury, and more. Camp and Eat Responsibly From spotting a good camping site off the trail to controlling a campfire and getting sustenance– find all the practical skills you need to live on the trail. How to Make it out Alive Know the essential Dos, Don’ts, and Musts of how to get out when everything goes wrong. Find these top tips and more in The Total Backcountry Survival Manual, all brought to you by the professionals who’ve done it all—and lived to write about it.
The classic close-quarters combat manual that offers practical fighting skills and historical insight into the evolution of this self-defense technique. Scientific Self-Defence is William E. Fairbairn’s seminal manual on his complete, close-quarters combat system of the same name. Covering both armed and unarmed moves as well as a variety of restraint techniques, students will find a wide range of easily learnable skills that will be useful everywhere from home to the streets to the battlefield. The material is clearly presented and can be useful to everyone from the light weight beginner to a powerful martial artist. The knowledge you gain just might save your life! Fairbairn influenced the world of hand-to-hand combat as a member of the Shanghai Municipal Police in the 1930s and a trainer of elite-unit soldiers during World War II. He is a modern legend in the history of fighting and self-defense skills and is widely regarded as one of the fathers of modern hand-to-hand combat. Fully illustrated with over 200 demonstrative photographs
"Birmingham is probably the most thoroughly segregated city in the United States. Its ugly record of brutality is widely known. Negroes have experienced grossly unjust treatment in the courts. There have been more unsolved bombings in Negro homes and churches in Birmingham than in any other city in the nation." Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from a Birmingham Jail 1963Anybody who is familiar with the Civil Rights movement knows that 1964 was a pivotal year. And in Birmingham, Alabama - perhaps the epicenter of racial conflict - the Barons amazingly started their season with an integrated team. Johnny "Blue Moon" Odom, a talented pitcher and Tommie Reynolds, an outfielder - both young black ballplayers with dreams of playing someday in the big leagues, along with Bert Campaneris, a dark-skinned shortstop from Cuba, all found themselves in this simmering cauldron of a minor league town, all playing for Heywood Sullivan, a white former major leaguer who grew up just down the road in Dothan, Alabama. Colton traces the entire season, writing about the extraordinary relationships among these players with Sullivan, and Colton tells their story by capturing the essence of Birmingham and its citizens during this tumultuous year. (The infamous Bull Connor, for example, when not ordering blacks to be blasted by powerful water hoses, is a fervent follower of the Barons and served as a long-time broadcaster of their games.) By all accounts, the racial jeers and taunts that rained down upon these Birmingham players were much worse than anything that Jackie Robinson ever endured.More than a story about baseball, this is a true accounting of life in a different time and clearly a different place. Seventeen years after Jackie Robinson had broken the color line in the major leagues, Birmingham was exploding in race riots....and now, they were going to have their very first integrated sports team. This is a story that has never been told.
50 Bodybuilder Shakes to Increase Muscle Mass will help you increase the amount of protein you consume per day to help increase muscle mass. These shakes will help increase muscle in an organized manner by adding large and healthy portions of protein to your diet. Being too busy to eat right can sometimes become a problem and that’s why this book will save you time and help nourish your body to achieve the goals you want. Make sure you know what you’re consuming by preparing it yourself or having someone prepare it for you.This book will help you to:Gain muscle fastSave timeHave more energyTrain harder and longerNaturally accelerate Your Metabolism to build more muscleImprove your digestive system.An Author's Republic audio production.
Games between the Dodgers and Giants are never just another day at the ballpark. Dating back to the late nineteenth century?when the teams embodied the competitive spirit of rival metropolises of New York and Brooklyn?the Giants-Dodgers rivalry gained intensity throughout the early twentieth century. The cheering and jeering continued unabated until 1957, when the clubs backed the moving vans up to the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field, and took their rivalry to new venues in Los Angeles and San Francisco.Indeed, Brooklyn-New York baseball was a tough act to follow, but the West Coast version didn’t take long to fire up the emotions. Only six games into the first West Coast season, the clubs had their first beanball dustup. The venue had changed but the venom remained, and the rivalry became author Joe Konte’s obsession. Fifty-eight years ago, he attended one of the first Giants-Dodgers games ever played outside of New York. A longtime newspaper editor and baseball fiend, Konte understands what is so special about this storied rivalry. And so?via statistical analysis, game summaries, roster scrutiny, manager matchups, season recaps, and more?he has put together a rivalry bible. Revised and updated to include the events of the last three seasons?from the Giants’ 2014 World Series win and the Dodgers’ playoff runs?Giants vs. Dodgers captures the spirit and intensity of one of the greatest rivalries in American sports.
“Looks at the brave (and sometimes foolish) men and women who were responsible for . . . the development of manned flight” (History of War). This book tells the often dramatic and always fascinating story of flight in lighter than air machines. For centuries man had dreamed of flying, but all attempts failed, until in 1782 the Montgolfier brothers constructed the world’s first hot air balloon. The following year saw the first ascent with aeronauts—not human beings but a sheep, a duck and a cockerel. But it was not long before men and women too took to the air and became ever more adventurous. In the 19th century, balloons found a new role in the military. But their use was always limited by the fact that they were at the mercy of the wind. There were numerous attempts at steering balloons, and various attempts were made to power them but it was the arrival of the internal combustion engine that saw the balloon transformed into the airship. The most famous developer of airships was Graf von Zeppelin, and the book tells the story of the use of his airships in both peacetime and at war. There were epic adventures including flights over the poles and for a time, commercial airships flourished—then came the disaster of the Hindenburg. Airships still fly today and ballooning has become a hugely popular pastime. “Entertaining and informative . . . a series of interesting snapshots, giving a flavor of these challenging and daring exploits.” —Flying in Ireland “Absolutely enthralling.” —Books Monthly
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