• What does the term 'sledging' refer to?
• How many First-Class records were set by W. G. Grace?
• How old the youngest ever cricketer to play a Test match was?
Cricket fans don’t just like cricket, they love it! Whether you’re a soldier in the Barmy Army or you enjoy an afternoon of sunshine and wickets, there’s a reason why the world’s first modern spectator sport is beloved of so many. Bringing together history, trivia, amusing anecdotes and fresh insights, this handy volume is an all-rounder guide to the gentleman’s game.
This audio-book is a second edition, an updated, re-mastered version of the title, "Terrorist: Be a Survivor Not a Statistic."
In a world where every day brings news of a new terrorist atrocity whether in an airport, on a train or bus or at a night spot, theatre, restaurant, market place, or tourist attraction, we must open our eyes and become aware of what is happening around us. Unfortunately these days if we are in public places we must be vigilant.
In this audio-book we have brought together current thinking from around the world, from experts in Northern Ireland and GB and from government departments in the UK, USA, and some countries in Europe to help improve your chances if you are caught up in a terrorist firearms or weapons attack.
This audio-book is designed to give you and your friends and family the skills and simple steps needed to improve your survival chances by outfoxing the predator:
What to do to survive a terrorist firearms and weapons attack
How to develop survivor awareness
How to develop the will to survive
How to understand and manage your fear
And how to travel safely
In helping you to learn and assimilate these new skills, you will experience powerful attack scenario visualizations with Sarah Connor walking by your side through a simulated attack and identifying each key learning point and action.
We would like to acknowledge the support and advice of the UK National Counter Terrorism Security Office in the making of this audio-book.
The Brave Athlete solves the thirteen most common mental conundrums athletes face in their everyday training and in races.
You don't have one brain—you have three; your ancient Chimp brain that keeps you alive, your modern Professor brain that navigates the civilized world, and your Computer brain that accesses your memories and runs your habits (good and bad). They fight for control all the time and that's when bad things happen; you get crazy nervous before a race, you choke under pressure, you quit when the going gets tough, you make dumb mistakes, you worry about how you look.
What if you could stop the thoughts and feelings you don't want? What if you could feel confident, suffer like a hero, and handle any stress? You can.
The Brave Athlete from Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson will help you take control of your brain so you can train harder, race faster, and better enjoy your sport. Dr. Marshall is a sport psychology expert who trains the brains of elite professional athletes. Paterson is a three-time world champion triathlete and coach. Together, they offer this innovative brain training guide that is the first to draw from both clinical science and real-world experience with athletes.
In his latest fresh and original collection, Gierach shows us why fly-fishing is the perfect antidote to everything that is wrong with the world.
In Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers, Gierach looks back to the long-ago day when he bought his first resident fishing license in Colorado, where the fishing season never ends, and just knew he was in the right place. And he succinctly sums up part of the appeal of his sport when he writes that it is "an acquired taste that reintroduces the chaos of uncertainty back into our well-regulated lives."
Lifelong fisherman though he is, Gierach can write with self-deprecating humor about his own fishing misadventures, confessing that despite all his experience, he is still capable of blowing a strike by a fish "in the usual amateur way." He offers witty, trenchant observations not just about fly-fishing itself but also about how one's love of fly-fishing shapes the world that we choose to make for ourselves.
Designed specifically for young people, this manual contains a wide
range of progressive practice drills to help them develop their
fitness. Fun, educational and challenging, all drills are illustrated
and cover the essential skills, including:
strength and general fitness
As well as easy-to-follow instructions, each drill contains
information on the equipment needed, the space required, how to
construct a safe and effective training session and how to organise the
A novice’s tale of scaling Everest: “Recommended for all armchair adventurers who have ever wondered what it would be like to climb in the Himalayas.”—Geographical Magazine The last attempt to conquer Everest by the unclimbed northeast ridge had ended in failure and tragedy, with the deaths of two great climbers, Joe Tasker and Pete Boardman. Now, in March 1985, Mal Duff would lead a new expedition. Andrew Grieg and the others knew the risks as well as the excitement of the challenge—and in this extraordinary book, Greig chronicles not only the assault on the peak but also the complex relationships of nineteen very different personalities living together. “Poet, novelist, and novice climber Greig's insightful account of the 1985 ascent of Everest's previously unclimbed northeast ridge provides an unusual perspective on the world of climbing. In comparison to many seasoned mountaineers, with their sometimes obsessive ‘diehard’ drive, Greig possesses a refreshing sense of enthusiasm and innocence. His lack of experience allows him to describe with great intensity and detail the difficult tasks of climbing in a methodical step-by-step fashion, allowing readers to grasp the complex challenges. Greig is often able to step back and observe the goings-on, providing a detached analysis of the group and its dynamics. To complement his version of events, he also draws liberally from the diaries of the other participants. A unique addition to mountaineering literature with charming and distinct characteristics.”—Library Journal
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