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.