Meet the unlikeliest of heroes: Gustav, a wooden goose decoy.
His story begins after his creation at the hands of an old German craftsman in 1930's Illinois. Over the course of the next half century, he is pulled along by the current of rivers, pushed by the energy of providence and influenced by the power of the human spirit.
Through many travels and unexpected travails, his story offers a unique and insightful glimpse into the world of the waterfowler. Who would think that glass eyes, glued into a wooden head, could see the world so clearly?
Brad Pearce has played on the biggest stages in tennis around the world -- including Centre Court at Wimbledon.
Now, as the head tennis coach at Brigham Young University, he's sharing his experiences and what he has learned. His most important victories have come from teaching his children and others to reach for their dreams and watching them achieve success in their own unique ways.
With Life Lessons as your playbook, you can
Teach discipline, sacrifice, and determination.
Encourage your children to rise above failure and disappointment.
Embrace the defining moments when they take ownership over their own goals.
Create a family culture that values education, hard work, and resilience.
Help your kids reach their true potential.
Informative, enlightening, and practical, this is a perfect book for parents. Whether your children are toddlers or teens, you can begin today. Help them take on the world and conquer their own Centre Court moments.
Know the right knot for every situation! Whether you're tethering a canoe, hitching a horse, trying your hand at rock climbing, or just want to pick up a new skill, this conveniently-sized illustrated guide has everything you need to get started. Learn knots from the Monkey Fist to the Hunter's Bend as Andrew Adamides uses clear text and over 200 detailed illustrations to teach a complete arsenal of rope-tying techniques. This book makes knot-tying simple with:
Easy step-by-step instructions
Overviews of knots' histories
Lists of the benefits and uses of each knot
A full glossary of terms to know
A fantastic reference for scouts and leaders, emergency preppers, or anyone looking to build on the basics or expand their expertise, this book is the perfect volume to round out your outdoor education.
Do You want to learn more about The Life of Stephen Curry while Being So Inspired?
Do You want to know why he's so successful?!
If the answer is yes... then, let me invite you in a beautiful journey: Welcome to The Life of Stephen Curry!
One of today's most sought-after NBA superstars was once a young boy who was perceived as weak. Despite this negative impression, he has managed to rise from his simple life in North Carolina into becoming one of the sharpest shooters in the history of the NBA.
Stephen Curry's journey into becoming one of NBA's legends has been tough and rocky. He might be the son of another NBA veteran yet his journey towards his dreams was not smooth-sailing. He also had his fair share of rejections and doubts - both from his own self and others.
However, years of diligent practice helped him perfect his dazzling and surprising moves on the court. It allowed him to step up and lead his team, the Golden State Warriors, into numerous wins.
This book would ...
Captivating stories of people stranded and fighting for their lives against harsh, unmerciful conditions
Includes narratives of being surrounded by a forest fire, lost in the Amazon, marooned on an island, caught in an icy blizzard, and many more
A unique combination of fictional scenarios, true accounts, and instructive sidebars, Getting Out Alive reveals the three vital ways to cheat death when all seems lost: avoid panic, know your survival skills, and maintain a relentless determination to make it out alive. Teaching by example, the characters in these adventures use real-life survival tactics -- including navigating, building shelters, finding water, and signaling for help.
FEATURES 165 PROTEIN-PACKED, ENERGY-BOOSTING SMOOTHIES THAT TAKE EVERYDAY WORKOUTS AND ATHLETIC PERFORMANCES TO THE NEXT LEVEL. Power up your workouts with natural smoothies made from the best superfoods on the planet. Offering vitamin-, mineral- and protein-rich recipes for before, during and after you exercise, the fruit and green smoothies in this book not only help you build muscle but also properly nourish your entire body: Boost your metabolism with green tea-infused Almond Up; Burn fat with the macronutrient-balanced Skinny Avocado; Hydrate with the thirst-quenching Coconut-Orange Refresher; Carb-Load with the superfoods in Sweet Potato Pie; Build Muscle & Recover with the protein-packed Red Bean Reviver; Wake up, caffeine free, with the Berry Bean Blast
The book presents a general view on sports training, its periodisation and the role of coordination in the initial stages of preparation in volleyball. Based on the results of the author's research, as well as studies conducted by international sports scientists, it offers a model for the development of coordination abilities in volleyball.
In April 2012 Mark Horrell travelled to Tibet hoping to become, if not the first person to climb Mount Everest, at least the first Karl Pilkington lookalike to do so.
He joined a mountaineering expedition which included an Australian sexagenarian, two Brits whose idea of hydration meant a box of red wine, and a New Zealander who enjoyed reminding his teammates of the perils of altitude sickness and the number of ways they might die on summit day.
The media often write about Mount Everest deaths and how easy the world's highest mountain has become to climb, but how accurately does this reflect reality?
The Chomolungma Diaries is a true story of ordinary people climbing Mount Everest with a commercial expedition, and preparing for the biggest day of their lives.
Imagine your life clipped into a narrow line of cord five miles above the earth, on the world's most terrifying ridge walk. This book will bring you just a little bit closer to that experience.
About this series
RotoAcademy is the world's first fantasy football training school. I founded RotoAcademy to bridge the gap between the average fantasy football player and the game's elite, and I've teamed up with some of fantasy football's top minds to create educational lessons designed to help you win your league.
In this inaugural Volume 1.0 edition of Lessons from RotoAcademy, you'll learn:
-How to Project Rookies (and Why They Matter)
-How to Quantify Offensive Line Play
-Why Your Draft Picks Suck (and How to Fix It)
-How to Project Players on New Teams
-What Warren Buffett Can Teach You About Fantasy Football
-And a Whole Lot More
One of the traits that separates RotoAcademy from other fantasy sports services is that we take a truly scientific approach to the game, valuing the pursuit of knowledge as highly as the knowledge itself. We'll show you the latest theories, trends, and stats in fantasy football, but more important, we'll teach you how to be flexible enough to change your strategies ...
Use these powerful techniques to increase bodyweight strength
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Greetings, My name is Arnold Yates and I am a Doctor and a bodybuilder. I have a PHD in exercise physiology. The reason I created this book is because I don't want people to go through what I went through. Decades of learning, trial and error is compressed into this book. My goal is to spread valuable information to the mass media so that people can improve their health & wellness. Get this book to cut your learning curve and get the body you want in a shorter amount of time.
Are you looking to lose fat and build muscle, create a lean toned body? If so, a Calisthenics workout is right for you.
THIS BOOK will show you how to build strength, muscle, athleticism, and astounding physical ability using only your bodyweight as the resistance. No equipment needed, this book is the most ...
APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEPTIVE - as Paul Jarvis of the National Football Intelligence Unit is only too well aware. He knows that Billy Evans is no ordinary East End lad made good. He's also a thug, a villain and a cop killer. Jarvis just hasn't been able to prove it... Yet.
So when Jarvis discovers that Evans is putting together a hooligan 'Super Crew' to follow England to Italy, he feels sure he can finally put Evans behind bars - if only someone can infiltrate the Crew and get him the proof he needs.
But nothing is ever that simple. The Crew believe Evans is just out for a full-on riot. Jarvis thinks he's trafficking drugs. But Billy Evans is always one step ahead. He has another plan. And it will be catastrophic for everyone concerned.
Making peace with the world, sooner or later most of us have to. But how?
For Ian Mac Bride, his way begins almost accidentally when, in 1909, he watches a fly-casting tournament in New York's Central Park, and begins to dream of becoming a great fly caster.
But soon Ian experiences personal tragedy, and then is appalled by the unexpected slaughter of World War I.
He retreats into the world of fly fishing and fly casting, and meets unforgettable anglers like: Doc, a Civil War veteran, who tells how, after he enlisted in return for drinking money, he was unexpectedly changed by the horror of war; Izzy, a mysterious immigrant, who, in his way, teaches Ian perhaps the most important lesson of long-distance fly casting; and George M. L. La Branche who, though torn by self-doubt, writes the book that revolutionizes fly fishing.
And so, these anglers help change Ian's hopes and values. Though his father questions his courage, Ian decides to become a teacher instead of a ...
You never outgrow your love for horses.
Last junior year. As the chance to qualify for the equitation finals seems increasingly more elusive at Bittersweet Farm, will the new trainer be the catalyst for success?
Lockie Malone finds that each sister is difficult in her own way and hurting for her own reasons. Talia can't place over her sister and has been forcing herself to try. Greer is desperate for approval she can't get.
With problems of his own, Lockie is committed to the job he was hired to do, but quickly realizes that teaching the young women how to ride isn't nearly as important as teaching them how to live.
With mature themes, loving but often tumultuous relationships and a deep respect for horses, this series is not the pony mad books of your childhood. Read it now and see if you'd like to live at Bittersweet Farm like so many other readers.
Galactic Football League (GFL) Series:
THE ROOKIE ? THE STARTER ? THE ALL-PRO ? THE MVP ? THE CHAMPION
"THE ROOKIE is a wild ride that takes football to the next level. Set in a future day of corruption, bigger bodies and bigger stakes, it's Rollerball between the white lines and a fascinating read."
-- John Clayton, ESPN NFL Analyst.
Set in a lethal pro football league 700 years in the future, THE ROOKIE is a story that combines the intense gridiron action of "Any Given Sunday" with the space opera style of "Star Wars" and the criminal underworld of "The Godfather." Aliens and humans alike play positions based on physiology, creating receivers that jump 25 feet into the air, linemen that bench-press 1,200 pounds, and linebackers that literally want to eat you. Organized crime runs every franchise, games are fixed and rival players are assassinated.
Follow the story of Quentin Barnes, a 19-year-old quarterback prodigy that has been raised all his life to hate, and kill, those ...
The story of a young couple who, without any prior sailing experience, decide one night over too many drinks that they are going to sail around the world. One year later they are bobbing around in the Bahamas on a thirty-five foot catamaran teaching themselves how to cross oceans in a small boat.
Along their way they meet amazing people, visit locations only accessible by those on their own yachts, become television actors in Australia, minor celebrities in Puerto Rico, and generally have a great time of it all.
They aren't your average cruisers by any stretch of the imagination, and run afoul of what most cruisers perceive to be "real" cruisers. But for four years they sailed around the world on their own terms.
This is their story, and is essential reading for anybody who has ever had the dream to sail around the world. This book just might push you over the edge, and the horizon.
Sent to Japan as a 16 year old exchange student, Roy Dean stepped into the world of martial arts through the sport of Judo. Returning to the USA, he pursued even more intense study, becoming a live in apprentice to a Japanese Jujutsu and Aikido master. This is a recollection of a life changing journey, the lessons learned by living in a dojo, and his introduction to the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Fantasy Football for Smart People: How to Cash in on the Future of the Game is the first book of its kind to break down the actual strategies used by the top owners in the world of daily fantasy football. With daily fantasy football growing at an exponential rate, there's a whole lot of money to be made, and advanced daily owners are already cashing in to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit. With input from one of the daily fantasy football "sharks" -- FFFC $150,000 winner Peter Jennings -- How to Cash in on the Future of the Game will show you how to manage your money, select the perfect websites, make projections, and create lineups so that you can finally treat your hobby as you always wanted -- like an investment.