A fascinating and quirky look at the history of cycling as seen through 100 objects that changed the bicycle as we know it. From the laufmachine to the Brompton, learn about the evolution of the bicycle from two wheeled toy of the aristocracy through to the boom years of the cycling revolution today. Find out why newspapers are so integral to the story of cycling, why the yellow jersey is yellow and why steak was so important to keep a ride comfortable back in the day.
Taking one hundred objects that have been pivotal in the development of cycling and the bikes themselves, this book provides a fascinating insight into the history of cycling. From the earliest prototype bikes through to the speed machines we know today, it also covers key technological developments and the more esoteric - from the Arc de Triomphe and liquorice allsorts via ballbearings and Shimano gears.
Beautifully documented with lively and insightful text, this is the perfect gift for the cyclist in your life, giving an alternative insight into the two wheeled revolution.
As a Tibetan lama and leader of Shambhala (an international community of 165 meditation centers), Sakyong Mipham has found physical activity to be essential for spiritual well-being. He's been trained in horsemanship and martial arts but has a special love for running. Here he incorporates his spiritual practice with running, presenting basic meditation instruction and fundamental principles he has developed. Even though both activities can be complicated, the lessons here are simple and designed to show how the melding of internal practice with physical movement can be used by anyone-regardless of age, spiritual background, or ability-to benefit body and mind.
For the past 100 years, boys of all ages have explored the mountains, forests, streams, and seas in the quest of fun, exploration, and service that the Boy Scouts of America has offered. The Scouter’s Companion collects photographs, vintage images, posters, and advertisements from these archives in commemoration of the BSA’s first 100 years. From campfire songs and survival skills, to classic quips from Boys’ Life and sage advice, this is a must-have for scouts of all ages.
In the early twentieth century, while young men were flocking to explore the beauty of the American wilderness, their female counterparts were typically relegated to the domestic sphere. But as the fight for equality of the sexes strengthened, so too did the feminine desire to discover the wilderness. In On the Trail, pioneering outdoorswomen Adelia and Lina Beard answer that call with a hiking and camping guide for women. Written specifically for the “sturdy, independent, and self-reliant young woman,” On the Trail includes dozens of practical, timeless trekking tips on topics such as tracking, setting up campsites, outdoors cooking, canoeing, woodcrafting techniques, and more. A true classic, On the Trail: An Outdoor Book for Girls is a perfect read for women of any age who love the freedom that comes when exploring the beauty of the outdoors.
“Delves into the highs and lows of . . . a talented, young Black football athlete and first-generation college student, navigating identity and race.” —Dennis Kennedy, founder and chairman of National Diversity Council
Race Against . . . Against Race is the story of one young man’s dream of playing college football and the social development that unfolded as he tried to fit in on a predominantly white campus. He slowly integrates into his new environment by staying positive, being himself and focusing on shared experiences with his teammates and classmates.
Within this book, Bo-Dean paints a picture of a student athletes’ campus life in the ’80s and aims to examine the issues of race through his participation in college sports. Throughout his time as a student athlete, he discovers that he and his teammates learn from each other on and off the field by having the race conversation to develop and grow their relationships based on the foundation of sports, mutual respect, and acceptance.
“Sanders tells a riveting story of pushing himself to reach the goal that he thought mattered most—becoming a collegiate and professional football player. It is a gripping tale of growing up under the weightiness of segregation and poverty in the South and leaving home to go north to start life on his terms.” —Allener M. Baker-Rogers, EdD, coauthor of They Carried Us
“He provides a unique perspective on building relationships with teammates and classmates from different socio-economic backgrounds and races by reaching out, talking, and listening. In his first-ever book, Sanders explores how diversity and inclusion in sports and multiculturalism impacted his personal relationships in college.” —Delco Times
This oral biography of the legendary martial artist and action film star offers “an impressive collection of insights into the life of a cultural icon” (The Guardian, UK).
Bruce Lee only made a handful of films, yet generations after his untimely death at the age of thirty-two, the Little Dragon’s influence on culture is as strong as ever. Lee wasn’t just an actor and martial artist, but a director, inventor, husband, father and philosopher. His films kick-started a global kung fu boom and retain the power to awe today, while his thoughts – collected in a series of books from Lee’s own notes—still inspire.
Through exclusive interviews with Lee’s original students, close friends, co-stars, and many others, Fiaz Rafiq compiles a compelling, revealing, and multifaceted portrait of this complex man. Bruce Lee: The Life of a Legend “punches and kicks into new territory” (Hollywood Reporter).
A Sunday Times Book of the Year
It can happen to you.
Your home is the one place you should be safe and the one place you usually are safe - but a home invasion turns all that upside down. You can come out the winner in this frightening situation, and self-defense expert Rob Pincus, in his new book Defend Yourself: A Comprehensive Security Plan for the Armed Homeowner, shows you just what to do to survive this terrifying event.
Inside you'll find:
Strategies for evading, barricading, and battling an armed threat in your home
Smart weapon choices and how to stage them for access when you need them most
Special tactics for hotel rooms and single room apartments
Training tips and drills exclusive to combat accuracy needs
And much, much more!
Pincus offers up an unprecedented analysis of the "dynamic critical incident" that is a home invasion. In addressing this crucial topic - the one you think can't happen to you - Pincus has provided the next level in self-defense mentoring. No matter who you are, no matter where you live, this book is a must-listen.
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