Sports & Outdoors

Walking the Nile

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10The Nile, one of many world’s great rivers, is almost certainly an object of fascination and obsession. From Alexander the Great and Nero, to Victorian adventurers David Livingstone, John Hanning Speke, and Henry Morton Stanley, the river has seduced men and led them into wild adventures. English writer, photographer, and explorer Levison Wood is only the latest. His Walking the Nile is really a captivating account of any remarkable and unparalleled Nile journey.

Starting in November 2013 within a forest in Rwanda, in which a modest spring spouts a trickle of clear, cold water, Wood set forth on foot, seeking to become the first person just to walk the entire length in the fabled river. He followed the Nile for nine months, over 4,000 miles, through six nations—Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, the Republic of Sudan, and Egypt—to the Mediterranean coast.

Like his predecessors, Wood camped within the wild, foraged for food, and trudged through rainforest, swamp, savannah, and desert, enduring life-threatening conditions each and every turn. He traversed sandstorms, flash floods, minefields, plus much more, learning to be a local celebrity in Uganda, in which a popular rap song was discussed him, and also a potential enemy on the state in South Sudan, where he found himself caught in the civil war and detained through the secret police. Read the rest of this entry »

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This Old Man: All in Pieces

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09Roger Angell, the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor, returns having a selection of writings that celebrate a view from your tenth decade connected with an engaged, vibrant life.

Long famous for his range and supple prose (he’s the only writer elected to membership both in the Baseball Hall of Fame along with the American Academy of Arts and Letters), Angell won the 2015 American Society of Magazine Editors’ Best Essay award for “This Old Man,” which forms a centerpiece because of this book. This deeply personal account can be a survey on the limitations and discoveries of great age, with abundant life, poignant loss, jokes, retrieved moments, and fresh love, set down in a informal and moving fashion. A flood of readers from different generations have realized and shared this classic piece.

Angell’s fluid prose and native curiosity get him to an amiable and compelling companion within the page. The book gathers essays, letters, light verse, book reviews, Talk in the Town stories, farewells, haikus, Profiles, Christmas greetings, late thoughts for the costs of war. Read the rest of this entry »

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Sixth Edition

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08Review
Reviews on the National Geographic Field Guide towards the Birds of North America, Sixth Edition:

“Wow! … a 10% improvement in illustrations, plates now sprinkled with text to say key features, updated range maps, comprehensive subspecies maps, along with other useful the latest features. This classic guide just keeps evolving and improving. This is the direct you want using your field gear.”
-J. V. Remsen, Distinguished Professor and Curator of Birds, Museum of Natural Science, Louisiana State University

“Jon Dunn’s masterful field familiarity with North America’s birds and Jonathan Alderfer’s unparalleled artistic ability and direction shine throughout this up-to-date overhaul of an classic guide. Birders whatsoever levels of experience take advantage of a guide that may be both comprehensive and accurate, and National Geographic Field Guide to your Birds of North America is really what they need.”
-Kimball L. Garrett, Ornithology Collections Manager, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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Jiu-Jitsu University

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07This is a fairly comprehensive survey from the basics, covered inside a belt-by-belt perspective. The photographic quality is emblematic in the new form of MA tutorials, with clear pictures, and techniques portrayed from multiple perspectives in the top-down, linear fashion. It’s the same style utilized in Couture’s “Wrestling for Fighting” and many other recent works.

There are scads of GJJ books available on the market, so I will simply cover the thing that makes this one totally different from the rest. One noticeable difference is within the belt pedagogy. In the Gracie books, the strategies assigned to belt levels (if ever) are sometimes apparently randomly selected and organized. Ribeiro, conversely, assigns a principle goal of each and every belt, and organizes methods accordance with all the goal. The main thing to achieve is that many (most?) classes put defensive techniques and offensive techniquest together at intervals of belt level, with proficiency, together with learning some advanced techniques, being the real key to getting the belt. Ribeiro, in contrast, groups like techniques. Therefore, you’s class will most likely be out-of-step using this type of book. Read the rest of this entry »

The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 2: Small Game and Fowl

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06A comprehensive small game hunting guide for hunters between first-time novices to seasoned experts, with photography by renowned outdoor photographer John Hafner

Steven Rinella grew up in a hunting family and possesses been pursuing wild game his entire life. In this first-ever complete self-help guide to hunting—from hunting wild game to butchering and cooking it—the host from the popular hunting show MeatEater shares his personal expertise around, and imparts strategies and tactics from many on the most experienced hunters in the United States at the same time.

This invaluable book includes
• suggestions about what equipment you may need—and what to do without—from footwear to cutlery to camping gear to weapons Read the rest of this entry »

The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance

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05As most people can guess because of the title, the “inner game” of tennis may be the game that can take place iin your mind of the player and is also played against barriers for instance nervousness, self-doubt, etc.

To gain clarity around the mental problems in tennis, the publication looks at the concepts of “Self 1” and “Self 2”. Self 1 will be the name that’s given to the conscious ego-mind which likes the tell Self 2, you and the potential, how you can hit the ball and play in the game. Or, to get it a different way, Self 1 would be the “teller” and Self 2 the “doer”. I found this to get an interesting idea, even as have all caught ourselves conversing with ourselves or have experienced others speaking with themselves throughout a game. If you ask a person that they are speaking with, they are going to usually say “I’m speaking with myself.” This, certainly, means that there are 2 “selves”, “I” and “myself”- therefore is born thinking about Self 1 and Self 2. Pretty astutue observation i think.

Now according to the publication, to attain peak performance, the secret is to resolve any absence of harmony between your two selves, as it may be the contrary considering Self 1 which then causes interference while using natural abilities of Self 2. Read the rest of this entry »

The Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not on the Way

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04The Survival Medicine Handbook(tm) is usually a guide for people who want to be medically prepared for any disaster where there’s help NOT on how. This book is authored by Joe Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., the premiere Medical Preparedness Professionals in the top ten survival website http://www.doomandbloom.net. This book comes in print and kindle, and print book buyers usually takes advantage of Kindle’s matchbook program to also purchase the digital version for under $2.99 (normal retail $24.99). The expanded second edition with the 3 category Amazon bestseller (Survival Skills, Disaster Relief, Safety/First Aid) is relevant to enable the non-medical professional to cope with all the likely issues they’ll encounter in catastrophic scenarios. The Survival Medicine Handbook ™ just isn’t your standard medical book. It assumes that no hospital or doctor can be found in the aftermath of your catastrophic event. This book will provide you with the tools to address injuries and illness because YOU might be the end on the line with regards to your family’s medical well-being. In circumstances where medical staff are overwhelmed and usage of modern technology has limitations or non-existent, The Survival Medicine Handbook(tm) would be the essential reference book for any library. Written in plain English, you will find step-by-step instructions concerning how to identify and treat over 100 different medical problems. Read the rest of this entry »