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Explorer's Guide Arizona (Second Edition) Ebook Summary Download


Download Explorer's Guide Arizona (Second Edition) free pdf ebook online. Explorer's Guide Arizona (Second Edition) is a book by , on 2010-11-01. Enjoy reading 360 pages by starting download or read online Explorer's Guide Arizona (Second Edition).


By : ,
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2010-11-01
Group : English Books
Publsh by : The Countryman Press
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A new edition of this encyclopedic guide to Arizona's array of natural wonders, recreational opportunities and world-class comforts. With its natural wonders, recreational opportunities and world-class comforts, Arizona is one of the favorite travel destinations on the planet. Christine Maxa’s encyclopedic guide has everything from culture and history to the perfect 18 holes of golf; from luxurious spas to rugged backcountry adventures. This new edition covers all the national parks and monuments and features lodging and dining gems you won’t want to miss.

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Download Dirty Teaching free pdf ebook online. Dirty Teaching is a book by Juliet Robertson on 2014-01-31. Enjoy reading 200 pages by starting download or read online Dirty Teaching.


By : Juliet Robertson
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2014-01-31
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Crown House Publishing
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Juliet Robertson offers tips and tricks to help any teacher develop variety in their teaching. One of the keys to a happy and creative classroom is getting out of it and this book will give you the confidence to do it. It contains a wealth of ideas from cheat sheets to activities that allow teachers and parents to encourage outdoor learning and improve student participation. There is no need for expensive tools or complicated technologies; all you need is your coat and a passion for learning - oh, and you'd better bring the kids too

The Great Sports Documentaries Ebook Summary Download


Download The Great Sports Documentaries free pdf ebook online. The Great Sports Documentaries is a book by Michael Peters on 2018-01-16. Enjoy reading 210 pages by starting download or read online The Great Sports Documentaries.


By : Michael Peters
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2018-01-16
Group : English Books
Publsh by : McFarland
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 Sports and competition have been film subjects since the dawn of the medium. Olympic sports documentaries have been around nearly as long as the games themselves; films about surfing, boxing, roller derby, motorcycle racing and bodybuilding were theatrical successes during the 1960s and 1970s. The author surveys the history of the sports documentary subgenre, covering more than 100 award-winning films of 40+ different competitions, from traditional team sports to dogsled racing to ballroom dancing.

Wisconsin Bird Hunting Tales Ebook Summary Download


Download Wisconsin Bird Hunting Tales free pdf ebook online. Wisconsin Bird Hunting Tales is a book by Ken M. Blomberg on 2018-08-06. Enjoy reading 176 pages by starting download or read online Wisconsin Bird Hunting Tales.


By : Ken M. Blomberg
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2018-08-06
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Arcadia Publishing
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The Badger State's thriving upland bird population beckons hunters from across the country. Author Ken M. Blomberg recollects nearly half a century of the hunt in his backyard grouse paradise. Marshaling years of experience, he explains how logging roads often lead to grouse and, just as often, to nowhere. He paints an uplifting portrait of an old hunter dragging his creaky body through unforgiving terrain. And with spirit and humor, he tells of boon companions sharing stories around a campfire or nervously slumbering to a wolf country lullaby. Novice and veteran hunters alike will draw delight and inspiration from a relatable love affair with gun dogs, upland birds and Wisconsin.

100 Things Twins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die Ebook Summary Download


Download 100 Things Twins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die free pdf ebook online. 100 Things Twins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is a book by Alex Halsted on 2011-03-01. Enjoy reading 288 pages by starting download or read online 100 Things Twins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die.


By : Alex Halsted
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2011-03-01
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Triumph Books
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100 Things Twins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die will help fans of the Twin Cities' favorite franchise get the most out of being a fan. It takes 50 years of Twins history and distills it to the absolute best and most compelling, identifying in an informative, lively, and illuminating way the personalities, events, and facts every Twins fan should know without hesitation. Numbers with huge impact, such as 34, .388, and 1987; nicknames such as Puck and Kitty and Tony-O.

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Download Subscribe Now! free pdf ebook online. Subscribe Now! is a book by Danny Newman on 1981-08-01. Enjoy reading 300 pages by starting download or read online Subscribe Now!.


By : Danny Newman
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 1981-08-01
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Theatre Communications Group
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"Buy it, borrow it, steal it, but get your hands on it! If you follow Danny's advice on how to sell tickets, you won't have an unsold seat in the house all season long!"--Ralph Black, American Symphony League

Saving Heroes Ebook Summary Download


Download Saving Heroes free pdf ebook online. Saving Heroes is a book by Matthew R. Burke Ph.D. on 2020-11-23. Enjoy reading 214 pages by starting download or read online Saving Heroes.


By : Matthew R. Burke Ph.D.
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2020-11-23
Group : English Books
Publsh by : WestBow Press
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Saving Heroes is a riveting story of a veteran’s quest to rescue military and first responder families from the captivity of post-traumatic stress. While the book does not replace the exceptional work of the church, medical practitioners, and therapeutic programs, it compliments, unites, and consolidates their efforts, extracting best practices that are easy to follow. You’ll find simple answers to complicated problems, including how to break free from self-imprisonment, overcome thoughts of suicide, and wage spiritual warfare. The author also reflects on how growing up in poverty on a small farm in Webster, Florida, and living off the land gave him the tools to succeed. Join the author as he shares his testimony, unveils a plan to rescue spiritual POWs, and bridges the gap between the church and our warriors.

Great Women in Bahamian History Ebook Summary Download


Download Great Women in Bahamian History free pdf ebook online. Great Women in Bahamian History is a book by Deanne Hanna-Ewers on 2013-01-24. Enjoy reading 120 pages by starting download or read online Great Women in Bahamian History.


By : Deanne Hanna-Ewers
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2013-01-24
Group : English Books
Publsh by : AuthorHouse
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This book is about the historical milestones of Bahamian women and how much they have accomplished since the country's 1973 independence. It features Bahamian women young and old breaking career barriers.

Good to Great Ebook Summary Download


Download Good to Great free pdf ebook online. Good to Great is a book by Jim Collins on 2011-07-19. Enjoy reading 320 pages by starting download or read online Good to Great.


By : Jim Collins
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2011-07-19
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Harper Collins
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The Challenge Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning. But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness? The Study For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great? The Standards Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. How great? After the leap, the good-to-great companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world's greatest companies, including Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck. The Comparisons The research team contrasted the good-to-great companies with a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to make the leap from good to great. What was different? Why did one set of companies become truly great performers while the other set remained only good? Over five years, the team analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight companies in the study. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness -- why some companies make the leap and others don't. The Findings The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice. The findings include: Level 5 Leaders: The research team was shocked to discover the type of leadership required to achieve greatness. The Hedgehog Concept (Simplicity within the Three Circles): To go from good to great requires transcending the curse of competence. A Culture of Discipline: When you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you get the magical alchemy of great results. Technology Accelerators: Good-to-great companies think differently about the role of technology. The Flywheel and the Doom Loop: Those who launch radical change programs and wrenching restructurings will almost certainly fail to make the leap. “Some of the key concepts discerned in the study,” comments Jim Collins, "fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people.” Perhaps, but who can afford to ignore these findings?

Seattle Sports Ebook Summary Download


Download Seattle Sports free pdf ebook online. Seattle Sports is a book by Terry Anne Scott on 2020-08-17. Enjoy reading 278 pages by starting download or read online Seattle Sports.


By : Terry Anne Scott
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2020-08-17
Group : English Books
Publsh by : University of Arkansas Press
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Seattle Sports: Play, Identity, and Pursuit in the Emerald City, edited by Terry Anne Scott, explores the vast and varied history of sports in this city where diversity and social progress are reflected in and reinforced by play. The work gathered here covers Seattle’s professional sports culture as well as many of the city’s lesser-known figures and sports milestones. Fresh, nuanced takes on the Seattle Mariners, Supersonics, and Seahawks are joined by essays on gay softball leagues, city court basketball, athletics in local Japanese American communities during the interwar years, ultimate, the fierce women of roller derby, and much more. Together, these essays create a vivid portrait of Seattle fans, who, in supporting their teams—often in rain, sometimes in the midst of seismic activity—check the country’s implicit racial bias by rallying behind outspoken local sporting heroes.

Moon New York State Ebook Summary Download


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By : Julie Schwietert Collazo
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2020-11-24
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Moon Travel
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From museum-hopping in the Hudson Valley to hiking the hills upstate, discover the New York you don't know with Moon New York State. Inside you'll find: Strategic itineraries ranging from a two-week road trip to weekend getaways from the city, with ideas for art-lovers, foodies, outdoor enthusiasts, foliage-seekers, and more Day trips from New York City to Long Island, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills The top sights and unique experiences: Explore the charming riverside towns of the Hudson Valley on a brewery trail, sample local wine and cheese upstate, or relax on the beaches of Montauk. Hike to a spectacular sunrise in the Catskills, kayak on the Finger Lakes, and peep the vibrant changing leaves in the Adirondacks. Browse the quirky boutiques of Lower Manhattan, stroll the High Line, and savor skyline views with a nightcap in hand at a rooftop bar Honest advice from native New Yorker Julie Schwietert Collazo on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Thorough background on the history, culture, and geography of the state Recommendations for families, LGBTQ travelers, seniors, international visitors, and travelers with disabilities With Moon New York State's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the best of the Empire State. Want to experience NYC like a local? Check out Moon New York City.

Hang ’Em High Ebook Summary Download


Download Hang ’Em High free pdf ebook online. Hang ’Em High is a book by Bob Herzberg on 2013-08-29. Enjoy reading 264 pages by starting download or read online Hang ’Em High.


By : Bob Herzberg
Language : English
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Category : Books
Release Date : 2013-08-29
Group : English Books
Publsh by : McFarland
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For more than a century the Western film has proven to be an enduring genre. At the dawn of the 20th century, in the same years that The Great Train Robbery begat a film genre, Owen Wister wrote The Virginian, which began a new literary genre. From the beginning, both literature and film would usually perpetuate the myth of the Old West as a place where justice always triumphed and all concerned (except the villains) pursued the Law. The facts, however, reflect abuses of due process: lynch mobs and hired gunslingers rather than lawmen regularly pursued lawbreakers; vengeance rather than justice was often employed; and even in courts of law justice didn’t always prevail. Some films and novels bucked this trend, however. This book discusses the many Western films as well as the novels they are based on, that illustrate distortions of the law in the Old West and the many ways, most of them marked by vengeance, in which its characters pursued justice.

The Adventure Gap Ebook Summary Download


Download The Adventure Gap free pdf ebook online. The Adventure Gap is a book by James Edward Mills on 2014-09-24. Enjoy reading 256 pages by starting download or read online The Adventure Gap.


By : James Edward Mills
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2014-09-24
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Mountaineers Books
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• Chronicles the first all-African American summit attempt on Denali, the highest point in North America • Part adventure story, part history, and part argument for the importance of inspiring future generations to value nature The nation’s wild places—from national and state parks to national forests, preserves, and wilderness areas—belong to all Americans. But not all of us use these resources equally. Minority populations are much less likely to seek recreation, adventure, and solace in our wilderness spaces. It’s a difference that African American author James Mills addresses in his new book, The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors. Bridging the so-called “adventure gap” requires role models who can inspire the uninitiated to experience and enjoy wild places. Once new visitors are there, a love affair often follows. This is important because as our country grows increasingly multicultural, our natural legacy will need the devotion of people of all races and ethnicities to steward its care. In 2013, the first all-African American team of climbers, sponsored by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), challenged themselves on North America’s highest point, the dangerous and forbidding Denali, in Alaska. Mills uses Expedition Denali and its team members’ adventures as a jumping-off point to explore how minority populations view their place in wild environments and to share the stories of those who have already achieved significant accomplishments in outdoor adventures—from Mathew Henson, a Black explorer who stood with Peary at the North Pole, to Kai Lightner, a teenage sport climber currently winning national competitions. The goal of the expedition, and now the book, is to inspire minority communities to look outdoors for experiences that will enrich their lives, and to encourage them toward greater environmental stewardship.

The Big Book of Nature Activities Ebook Summary Download


Download The Big Book of Nature Activities free pdf ebook online. The Big Book of Nature Activities is a book by Drew Monkman,Jacob Rodenburg on 2016-06-17. Enjoy reading 387 pages by starting download or read online The Big Book of Nature Activities.


By : Drew Monkman,Jacob Rodenburg
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2016-06-17
Group : English Books
Publsh by : New Society Publisher
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“A wealth of ideas for adults to engage children and themselves in the wonders of the natural world with suggested activities for all seasons.”―Robert Bateman, artist and author of Life Sketches: A Memoir The Big Book of Nature Activities is a comprehensive guide for parents and educators to help youth of all ages explore, appreciate, and connect with the natural world. This rich, fully illustrated compendium is packed with crafts, stories, information, and inspiration to make outdoor learning fun! The Big Book of Nature Activities features: · Nature-based skills and activities such as species identification, photography, journaling, and the judicious use of digital technology · Ideas, games, and activities grounded in what’s happening in nature each season · Core concepts that promote environmental literacy, such as climate change and the mechanisms and wonder of evolution, explained using a child-friendly, engaging approach · Lists of key species and happenings to observe throughout the year across most of North America

The Wilderness Idiot Ebook Summary Download


Download The Wilderness Idiot free pdf ebook online. The Wilderness Idiot is a book by Ted Alvarez on 2019-10-01. Enjoy reading 216 pages by starting download or read online The Wilderness Idiot.


By : Ted Alvarez
Language : English
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Category : Books
Release Date : 2019-10-01
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Rowman & Littlefield
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The path to an adventurous life seems straightforward: Crush at an outdoor sport; amass a legion of followers who drool at your hero shots on Instagram; host TED talks exhorting people to live their best life, brah. But there is another way: the way of the Wilderness Idiot. Author Ted Alvarez built a career and an outdoor lifestyle by simply not being smart enough to say no to things that will probably kill him, or at least embarrass him severely. From nearly drowning in pro kayak races to hallucinating on solo trips across bear-and-bug-infested wildernesses, his work exists to show that the outsider Everywoman and -man can have the spotlight. In a series of hilarious and insightful essays, Alvarez shows that you don’t need to shred sick lines to find adventure—you just have to embrace the blank spots beyond your comfort zone. That way lies self-knowledge, soul-quieting confidence, and the soul of wilderness. More than most, Alvarez knows outsiders belong outside—and he wants to welcome them into the tribe. The Wilderness Idiot airlifts readers to the world’s most remote places (in reality and in the mind) and make them feel so at home they’ll start dreaming about adventures of their own.

10 Science Fiction Greats Box Set Ebook Summary Download


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By : Donald Swan,E.J. Deen,Cassandra Ormand
Language : English
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3 Best-Selling Authors 10 Great Full-Length Science Fiction Novels One Low Price! The Hyperspace Project (Books 1-3) Alien First Contact Cyberpunk Space Opera ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “An action-packed, fun and intelligent adventure into the unknown.” He set out to prove a theory. Now he’s racing to save the galaxy from his mistake. Along with his newly found, rag-tag band of alien friends, Nick Bannon battles to keep his devastating technology out of the hands of the biomechanoid race known as the Mok’tu. Nick is flung to a distant world when his hyperspace experiment goes awry. Technology can always be used for good or evil and now his peaceful experiment could become a horrific weapon of a malicious alien race. Every species in the galaxy is in danger of total annihilation and it may take one man’s greatest sacrifice to stop it. Full 86,000 word space opera novel! ------------------------ Kael Jai (Books 1-4) Alien Superhero Cyberpunk Sci-Fi Series ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Great Sci-Fi Adventure!” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “First Contact with a twist.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Fast-Paced, High-Tech Action series. Aliens, genetic engineering, intergalactic war, witches, futuristic ninjas, mystery, who could ask for more?” His name is Kael Jai. An alien hiding among the humans of Earth. Outcast. Sent here for his own protection, having failed in winning the long battle with the madman called Jindom who intended to rule his entire planet. They thought he’d be safe on this backward little planet, so far from the war that raged on his home-world light years away. They were wrong. Jindom discovered Kael’s location and sent a powerful war machine to Earth to kill him. But one was not enough. One was their mistake. Now Kael intends to settle the score, rid the universe of the madman called Jindom, and bring peace to his home-planet of Trinoor. -------------------------- Malevolent 👽 Alien Contact Thriller ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Alien abduction. It’s a subject that’s been written to death, or so I thought, until encountering this book. E. J. Deen has written one hell of a novel. The pacing is relentless, the characters are believable, and the abductions are chilling.” -Timothy Elliott Grey refuses to believe. As a top-notch journalist for a Seattle-based magazine, he is trained to have an open mind. But he simply refuses to believe extraterrestrials actually exist. After a disturbing interview with a man who claims to have been abducted by aliens, Elliott is plagued by nightmares of his own abduction. Terrorized and tortured by entities he cannot understand, Elliot has come face to face with his unbelief. ----------------------- Prototype ☢️ Sexy Science Fiction Cyberpunk Thriller 💥 Angelique is running for her life, hiding in plain sight. “Well written, well paced, and fun to read.” “The heroine, Angelique, is strong, smart and beautiful, a powerful combination.” “The action starts in the first chapter, and only stops long enough for you to catch your breath before starting up again.” “A science fiction thriller-romance, and does a really good work in all those areas.” Angelique Hunter works for a cutting edge robotics company programming and designing some of the most lifelike robots in the world. She’s spent her life working to achieve her goals, only to realize that her skills have been used to build a killing machine. Now she’s running for her life, hiding in plain sight, and praying that no one discovers her secret. ---------------------- Primal ☣️ Post Apocalyptic Sci-Fi ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Loved it!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ E. J. Deen is one of the best authors I’ve come across in a long time. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Loved it! Really enjoyed the book. An excellent post-apocalyptic novel by E. J. Deen. It’s set in After-Revolt(AR) America, after a plague that is a form of HIV has been released on the population, throwing the nation into chaos. The year 14, after the revolt…. He came to salvage what was left of the country, but the country didn’t want saving. He’d been alone for so long that he’d almost forgotten his own name. They called him Zach. It’s all anyone needs to know about him. He’s a bounty hunter with a price on his head, put there by those malevolent factions that now rule the New Society. Genetically altered to resist the plague that is decimating the world, he is the only hope of a country in turmoil. Marked by blood spilled during the revolt, scarred and battle weary, he lives as a recluse. But when a young girl is victimized by his worst enemy, Zach rises to the cry for justice and takes his revenge on the man responsible. The world may never be the same again, but the fight for human life will always remain.

Under the Stars Ebook Summary Download


Download Under the Stars free pdf ebook online. Under the Stars is a book by Dan White on 2016-06-14. Enjoy reading 416 pages by starting download or read online Under the Stars.


By : Dan White
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2016-06-14
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Henry Holt and Company
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“The definitive book on camping in America. . . . A passionate, witty, and deeply engaging examination of why humans venture into the wild.”—Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild From the Sierras to the Adirondacks and the Everglades, Dan White travels the nation to experience firsthand—and sometimes face first—how the American wilderness transformed from the devil’s playground into a source of adventure, relaxation, and renewal. Whether he’s camping nude in cougar country, being attacked by wildlife while “glamping,” or crashing a girls-only adventure for urban teens, Dan White seeks to animate the evolution of outdoor recreation. In the process, he demonstrates how the likes of Emerson, Thoreau, Roosevelt, and Muir—along with visionaries such as Adirondack Murray, Horace Kephart, and Juliette Gordon Low—helped blaze a trail from Transcendentalism to Leave No Trace. Wide-ranging in research, enthusiasm, and geography, Under the Stars reveals a vast population of nature seekers, a country still in love with its wild places.

Cutting Back Ebook Summary Download


Download Cutting Back free pdf ebook online. Cutting Back is a book by Leslie Buck on 2017-05-03. Enjoy reading 280 pages by starting download or read online Cutting Back.


By : Leslie Buck
Language : English
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Category : Books
Release Date : 2017-05-03
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Timber Press
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“An unusual and entertaining memoir.” —New York Times Book Review At thirty-five, Leslie Buck made an impulsive decision to put her personal life on hold to pursue her passion. Leaving behind a full life of friends, love, and professional security, she became the first American woman to learn pruning from one of the most storied landscaping companies in Kyoto. Cutting Back recounts Buck’s bold journey and the revelations she has along the way. During her apprenticeship in Japan, she learns that the best Kyoto gardens look so natural they appear untouched by human hands, even though her crew spends hours meticulously cleaning every pebble in the streams. She is taught how to bring nature’s essence into a garden scene, how to design with native plants, and how to subtly direct a visitor through a landscape. But she learns the most important lessons from her fellow gardeners: how to balance strength with grace, seriousness with humor, and technique with heart.

Eddy Merckx: The Cannibal Ebook Summary Download


Download Eddy Merckx: The Cannibal free pdf ebook online. Eddy Merckx: The Cannibal is a book by Daniel Friebe on 2012-03-22. Enjoy reading 384 pages by starting download or read online Eddy Merckx: The Cannibal.


By : Daniel Friebe
Language : English
Ratings : Very Good
Category : Books
Release Date : 2012-03-22
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Random House
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'The whole point of a race is to find a winner... I chose to race, so I chose to win.' For 14 years between 1965 and 1978, cyclist Edouard Louis Joseph Merckx simply devoured his rivals, their hopes and their careers. His legacy resides as much in the careers he ruined as the 445 victories - including five Tour de France wins and all the monument races - he amassed in his own right. So dominant had Merckx become by 1973 that he was ordered to stay away from the Tour for the good of the event. Stage 17 of the 1969 Tour de France perfectly illustrates his untouchable brilliance. Already wearing the yellow jersey on the col du Tourmalet, the Tour's most famous peak, Merckx powered clear and rode the last 140 kilometres to the finish-line in jaw-dropping solitude, eight minutes ahead of his nearest competitor. Merckx's era has been called cycling's Golden Age.It was full of memorable characters who, at any other time, would all have gone on to become legends. Yet Merckx's phenomenal career overshadowed them all. How did he achieve such incredible success? And how did his rivals really feel about him? Merckx failed drug tests three times in his career - were they really stitch ups as he claimed? And what of the crash at a track meet in Blois, France that killed Merckx's pacer Fernand Wambst, which Merckx claimed deeply affected him psychologically and physically? Or the attack by a spectator in 1975? Despite his unique achievements, we know little about the Cannibal beyond his victories. This will be the first comprehensive biography of Merckx in English, and will finally expose the truth behind this legendary man.

The Greats Ebook Summary Download


Download The Greats free pdf ebook online. The Greats is a book by Deborah Ellis on 2020-09-29. Enjoy reading 200 pages by starting download or read online The Greats.


By : Deborah Ellis
Language : English
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Category : Books
Release Date : 2020-09-29
Group : English Books
Publsh by : Groundwood Books Ltd
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With the unexpected help of a giant prehistoric sloth, ghostly grandfathers return to help a suicidal teenager. Winning a national high-school geography competition should be the high point of Jomon’s life. So why does he find himself running through the streets of Georgetown, Guyana, later that same night — so angry and desperate? Why does he heave his hard-won medal through the front window of a liquor store? Why does a teenaged boy decide life is not worth living? Arrested by police and detained in a jail cell, Jomon is jolted out of his suicidal thoughts by the sudden appearance of another teenaged boy — who claims to be his great-great-grandfather ... Meanwhile, across town, the pride of Guyana, the life-sized exhibit of a giant prehistoric sloth named Gather, disappears overnight from the Guyana National Museum. While museum officials argue over who is responsible for the disappearance and who is in charge of getting the sloth back, only Mrs. Simson, a museum cleaner, seems to understand what needs to be done. And so begins a strange and marvelous journey, as Jomon is sentenced to a youth detention facility, and a succession of his dead grandfathers appears, each one of them having died by suicide. As the grandfathers argue among themselves and blame each other for their own fates, they keep a watch out for Jomon, to try to make sure he does not continue their family tradition. In this short, fable-like story, Deborah Ellis comes at the timely and difficult issue of child suicide with restraint, compassion, and freshness, as the grandfathers overcome their own fraught histories to help their grandson, who in the end is aided by the appearance of a wondrous giant rodent, busy enjoying her own return to earthly existence.