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The Nordic Lightning: An International Legacies Romance
by Camilla Stevens

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English

Pages

365

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<b>Hockey is my game.<br />She's my goal. </b><br /><br /><b>ERIK S脴RENSON</b><br />Fast. Hot. Electrifying.<br />With a grin that could melt ice.<br />My life was going just fine here in Brooklyn where I鈥檝e lived all my life.<br />Then, the player they call the Nordic Lightning came skating into it.<br />What I know about hockey I could fit on the tip of my little finger.<br />I know even less about Erik S酶renson.<br />But I鈥檓 a fast learner.<br />Almost as fast as he is in those skates.<br />I鈥檝e learned he鈥檚 a Swedish import鈥r is it Norwegian?<br />I鈥檝e learned he does things on the ice that make my head spin.<br />I鈥檝e learned he鈥檚 the playmaker, the one that helps his teammates score鈥攂oth on and off the ice.<br />Which is why I鈥檓 more shocked than anyone when he鈥檚 the one asking me out鈥n the most public way possible.<br /><br />But our worlds are as different as night and day.<br /><br /><b><i>So what happens when the player who is constantly on the move meets up with the woman who is happily rooted in place?</i></b><br />聽<br />From Brooklyn to Scandinavia, this is another <b>BWWM Stand Alone</b> in the <i>International Legacies Romance</i> series.<br /><b>WARNING:</b> Due to adult content, 18+ Only<br /><br />
Training for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners an...
by , Kilian Jornet

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English

Pages

516

Publication Date

March 12, 2019

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<p>Dovetailing on the success of <i>Training for the New Alpinism</i> and Patagonia鈥檚 own emphasis on all mountain use, <i>Training for the Uphill Athlete</i> translates theory into methodology to allow you to write your own training plans and coach yourself to endurance goals. Steve House, one of the best mountaineers, and his coach Scott Johnston, an Olympic-level cross country ski coach, along with Kilian Jornet, hands-down best endurance athlete at this time, present training principles for the multisport mountain athlete who regularly participates in a mix of distance running, ski mountaineering, and other endurance sports that require optimum fitness and customized strength. <p>This is an authoritative but accessible training manual for athletes and coaches who feel most alive in the mountains or pushing the uphill ascent. Distance running, ski mountaineering, skimo, and skyrunning are becoming increasingly popular all over the world, and are often undertaken by the same person during a single year. This book collects the scientifically backed and athlete-tested wisdom and experience of three of the best uphill athletes and coaches and extrapolates both to educate outdoor athletes of all stripes to perform their best. <i>The book includes the same mix of theory, application, and experiential essays from experts in the field, as well as instructional illustrations as in <i>Training for the New Alpinism<i>. Contributions by Kilian Jornet increase the worldwide appeal of the book.
The Sun Is a Compass: A 4,000-Mile Journey into the Alaskan Wilds
by Caroline Van Hemert

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<b>For fans of Cheryl Strayed, the gripping story of a biologist's human-powered journey from the Pacific Northwest to the Arctic to rediscover her love of birds, nature, and adventure.</b><b><br /><br /></b>During graduate school, as she conducted experiments on the peculiarly misshapen beaks of chickadees, ornithologist Caroline Van Hemert began to feel stifled in the isolated, sterile environment of the lab. Worried that she was losing her passion for the scientific research she once loved, she was compelled to experience wildness again, to be guided by the sounds of birds and to follow the trails of animals.<br /> <br />In March of 2012 she and her husband set off on a 4,000-mile wilderness journey from the Pacific rainforest to the Alaskan Arctic, traveling by rowboat, ski, foot, raft, and canoe. Together, they survived harrowing dangers while also experiencing incredible moments of joy and grace -- migrating birds silhouetted against the moon, the steamy breath of caribou, and the bond that comes from sharing such experiences. <br />A unique blend of science, adventure, and personal narrative, the book explores the bounds of the physical body and the tenuousness of life in the company of creatures whose daily survival is nothing short of miraculous. It is a journey through the heart, the mind, and some of the wildest places left in North America.<br /><br />In the end, <i>The Sun Is a Compass</i> is a love letter to nature, an inspiring story of endurance, and a beautifully written testament to the resilience of the human spirit.<br />
A Polar Affair: Antarctica's Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love L...
by Lloyd Spencer Davis

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English

Pages

358

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<p><strong>A captivating blend of true adventure and natural history by one of today鈥檚 leading penguin experts and Antarctic explorers.</strong></p><br /><p>George Murray Levick was the physician on Robert Falcon Scott鈥檚 tragic Antarctic expedition of 1910. Marooned for an Antarctic winter, Levick passed the time by becoming the first man to study penguins up close. His findings were so shocking to Victorian morals that they were quickly suppressed and seemingly lost to history.</p><br /><p>A century later, Lloyd Spencer Davis rediscovers Levick and his findings during the course of his own scientific adventures in Antarctica. Levick鈥檚 long-suppressed manuscript reveals not only an incredible survival story, but one that will change our understanding of an entire species.</p><br /><p><em>A Polar Affair</em> reveals the last untold tale from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. It is perhaps the greatest of all of those stories鈥攂ut why was it hidden to begin with? The ever-fascinating and charming penguin holds the key. Moving deftly between both Levick鈥檚 and Davis鈥檚 explorations, observations, and comparisons in biology over the course of a century, <em>A Polar Affair</em> reveals cutting-edge findings about ornithology, in which the sex lives of penguins are the jumping-off point for major new insights into the underpinnings of evolutionary biology itself.</p>
Surfacing
by Kathleen Jamie

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<b>鈥淸Kathleen Jamie鈥檚] essays guide you softly along coastlines of varying continents, exploring caves, and pondering ice ages until the narrator stumbles over 鈥?not a rock on the trail, but mortality, maybe the earth鈥檚, maybe our own, pointing to new paths forward through the forest.鈥?鈥擠elia Owens, author of聽<i>Where the Crawdads Sing,聽</i>鈥淏y the Book鈥?in聽<i>The New York Times Book Review.</i><br /><br />An immersive exploration of time and place in a shrinking world, from the award-winning author of <i>Sightlines.</i></b><br /><br />In this remarkable blend of memoir, cultural history, and travelogue, poet and author Kathleen Jamie touches points on a timeline spanning millennia, and considers what surfaces and what reconnects us to our past. From the thawing tundra linking a Yup'ik village in Alaska to its hunter-gatherer past to the shifting sand dunes revealing the impressiely preserved homes of neolithic farmers in Scotland, Jamie explores how the changing natural world can alter our sense of time. Most movingly, she considers, as her father dies and her children leave home, the surfacing of an older, less tethered sense of herself. In precise, luminous prose, <i>Surfacing</i> offers a profound sense of time passing and an antidote to all that is instant, ephemeral, unrooted.
Arctic Dreams
by Barry H. Lopez

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English

Pages

496

Publication Date

June 25, 2013

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<b>This <i>New York Times</i>鈥揵estselling exploration of the Arctic, a National Book Award winner, is 鈥渙ne of the finest books ever written about the far North鈥?(<i>Publishers Weekly</i>). </b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淭he nation鈥檚 premier nature writer鈥?travels to a landscape at once barren and beautiful, perilous and alluring, austere yet teeming with vibrant life, and shot through with human history (<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>). The Arctic has for centuries been a destination for the most ambitious explorers鈥攁 place of dreams, fears, and awe-inspiring spectacle. This 鈥渄azzling鈥?account by the author of <i>Of Wolves and Men</i> takes readers on a breathtaking journey into the heart of one of the world鈥檚 last frontiers (<i>The</i><i> New York Times</i>).<br /> 聽<br /> Based on Barry Lopez鈥檚 years spent traveling the Arctic regions in the company of Eskimo hunting parties and scientific expeditions alike, <i>Arctic Dreams </i>investigates the unique terrain of the human mind, thrown into relief against the vastness of the tundra and the frozen ocean. Eye-opening and profoundly moving, it is a magnificent appreciation of how wilderness challenges and inspires us.<br /> 聽<br /> Renowned environmentalist and author of <i>Desert Solitaire</i> Edward Abbey has called <i>Arctic Dreams</i> 鈥渁 splendid book .聽.聽. by a man who is both a first-rate writer and an uncompromising defender of the wild country and its native inhabitants鈥濃€攁nd the<i> New Yorker </i>hails it as a 鈥渓andmark鈥?work of travel writing. A vivid, thoughtful, and atmospheric read, it has earned multiple prizes, including the National Book Award, the Christopher Medal, the Oregon Book Award, and a nomination for the National Book Critics Circle Award.<br /> 聽<br /><i>This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barry Lopez including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author鈥檚 personal collection.</i><br /> 聽
Annapurna: The First Conquest of an 8,000-Meter Peak
by Maurice Herzog

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

July 26, 2011

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<b>One of <i>Sports Illustrated</i>鈥檚 Top 100 Sports Books of All Time: A gripping firsthand account of one of the most daring climbing expeditions in history.<br /><br /> #1 <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller </b><br /><br /> Annapurna I is the name given to the 8,100-meter mountain that ranks among the most forbidding in the Himalayan chain. Dangerous not just for its extreme height but for a long and treacherous approach, its summit proved unreachable until 1950, when a group of French mountaineers made a mad dash for its peak. They became the first men to accomplish the feat, doing so without oxygen tanks or any of the modern equipment that contemporary climbers use. The adventure nearly cost them their lives.<br /><br /> Maurice Herzog dictated this firsthand account of the remarkable trek from a hospital bed as he recovered from injuries sustained during the climb. An instant bestseller, it remains one of the most famous mountaineering books of all time, and an enduring testament to the power of the human spirit.<br /> 聽
On Call in the Arctic: A Doctor's Pursuit of Life, Love, and Mira...
by Thomas J. Sims

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

September 04, 2018

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<p><strong>An extraordinary memoir recounting the adventures of a young doctor stationed in the Alaskan bush.</strong></p><br /><p>The fish-out-of-water stories of <em>Northern Exposure</em> and <em>Doc Martin</em> meet the rough-and-rugged setting of The Discovery Channel鈥檚 <em>Alaskan Bush People</em> in Thomas J. Sims鈥檚 <em>On Call in the Arctic</em>, where the author relates his incredible experience saving lives in one of the most remote outposts in North America.</p><br /><p>Imagine a young doctor, trained in the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art equipment, suddenly transported back to one of the world鈥檚 most isolated and unforgiving environments鈥擭ome, Alaska. Dr. Sims鈥?plans to become a pediatric surgeon drastically changed when, on the eve of being drafted into the Army to serve as a M.A.S.H. surgeon in Vietnam, he was offered a commission in the U.S. Public Health for assignment in Anchorage, Alaska.</p><br /><p>In Anchorage, Dr. Sims was scheduled to act as Chief of Pediatrics at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Life changed, along with his military orders, when he learned he was being transferred from Anchorage to work as the only physician in Nome.聽 There, he would have the awesome responsibility of rendering medical care under archaic conditions to the population of this frontier town plus thirteen Eskimo villages in the surrounding Norton Sound area. And he would do it alone with little help and support. All the while, he was pegged as both an 鈥渙utsider鈥?and an employee of the much-derided federal government.</p><br /><p>In order to do his job, Dr. Sims had to overcome racism, cultural prejudices, and hostility from those who would like to see him sent packing. <em>On Call in the Arctic</em> reveals the thrills and the terrors of frontier medicine, where Dr. Sims must rely upon his instincts, improvise, and persevere against all odds in order to help his patients on the icy shores of the Bering Sea.聽</p>
Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 59 Parks (Trav...
by Becky Lomax

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English

Pages

700

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<b>They've been dubbed America's best idea for a reason: get inspired, get outdoors, and discover the wild beauty of the United States with <i>Moon USA National Parks</i>. Inside you'll find:</b><br /><ul><li><b>Coverage of all 59 national parks, </b>from the misty mountains of the east and the redwoods of the west, to the glaciers of Alaska and volcanoes of Hawaii, organized by region</li><li><b>Strategic lists and itineraries:</b> Choose from lists of the best parks for hiking, wildlife, families, and scenic drives, or make your way down the list of the top ten national parks experiences across the country</li><li><b>The best outdoor adventures </b>in every park, including backpacking, biking, mountain climbing, kayaking, rafting, and more, plus <b>detailed hike descriptions and trail maps</b> marked with distance, duration, effort level, and trailheads</li><li><b>National parks road trips </b>with driving times and advice for linking multiple parks, interesting stops between them, and nearby attractions and state parks</li><li><b>Comprehensive planning resources:</b> With detailed maps and transportation tips, you'll have the tools to explore each park or region individually, or visit multiple for an epic national parks trip</li><li><b>Expert advice </b>from former park guide Becky Lomax on <b>how to avoid crowds</b>, what time of year to visit, and <b>where to stay</b> inside and outside the parks, from campgrounds to hotels</li><li><b>Know before you go:</b> Find essential background on climate, terrain, wildlife, history, and safety precautions, plus practical information on park fees, passes, and reservations, including how to obtain and use a National Parks Pass</li><li><b>Gorgeous, full-color photos</b> throughout, plus a handy <b>keepsake section</b> for your national parks stamps and a <b>detachable fold-out poster map</b></li></ul><b>Whether you're trekking to striking vistas, rafting a wild river, or camping under the stars, find your park adventure with <i>Moon USA National Parks</i>.</b><br /><br />For more in-depth information on a specific park, check out Moon's national parks travel guides.<br />
Simply Move It Junior: A Workbook for Figure Skating Moves in the...
by Jennifer Lupia

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English

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Publication Date

August 04, 2014

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This workbook has all you need to know about skating every move in the field. It also has videos to help demonstrate terms and elements. Plus pages to draw on that break down each move that the skater can translate back onto the ice. Go to www.JennLoops.com for more options

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