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From Pole to Pole: Roald Amundsen's Journey in Flight
by Garth James Cameron

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

November 11, 2014

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Roald Amundsen was the most successful polar explorer of his era using sledges, dogs, skis, and ships. He is mainly remembered for being the first man to reach the South Pole on December 14, 1911. What is less often remembered is that he was also the first man to reach the North Pole on May 12, 1926 as the leader of the Amundsen-Ellsworth-Nobile expedition in the airship <i>Norge</i>. His involvement in aviation from his experiments with man-lifting kites in 1909 to his death in 1928 while flying from Norway to Spitsbergen has not been the subject of a detailed study until now.<br /><br /><i>From Pole to Pole</i> explores Amundsen鈥檚 enthusiasm for flight from the moment he read about Bleriot鈥檚 flight across the English Channel in an airplane. In June 1928 Amundsen and five companions took off in a search and rescue flight for the missing airship <i>Italia</i> and were never seen again. The only traces of the men and their aircraft were a tip float and an empty fuel tank which washed up on the coast of Northern Norway several months later. Searches of the seabed near Bear Island for the remains of the Latham 47 flying boat he was flying in took place in 2004 and 2009 and interest in the mystery of his disappearance remains high.<br /><br />Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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
Second Nature: A Gardener's Education
by Michael Pollan

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English

Pages

276

Publication Date

December 01, 2007

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<b>鈥淥ne of the distinguished gardening books of our time,鈥?lt;/b><b> from the #1 <i>New York Times</i>鈥揵estselling author of <i>The Omnivore鈥檚 Dilemma</i> (<i>USA Today</i>).</b><br /> 聽<br /><i>Chosen by the American Horticultural Society as one of the 75 greatest books ever written about gardening</i><br /> 聽<br /> After Michael Pollan bought an old Connecticut dairy farm, he planted a garden and attempted to follow Thoreau鈥檚 example: do not impose your will upon the wilderness, the woodchucks, or the weeds. That ethic did not, of course, work. But neither did pesticides or firebombing the woodchuck burrow. So Michael Pollan began to think about the troubled borders between nature and contemporary life.<br /> 聽<br /> The result is a funny, profound, and beautifully written book in the finest tradition of American nature writing. It inspires thoughts on the war of the roses; sex and class conflict in the garden; virtuous composting; the American lawn; seed catalogs, and the politics of planting a tree. A blend of meditation, autobiography, and social history, <i>Second Nature</i>, from the renowned author of <i>The Botany of Desire</i>, <i>In Defense of Food</i>, and other bestsellers, is 鈥渁s delicious a meditation on one man鈥檚 relationship with the Earth as any you are likely to come upon鈥?(<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>).<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淯sually when Americans have wanted to explore their relationship to nature they鈥檝e gone to the wilderness, or the woods. Michael Pollan went to the garden instead聽.聽.聽. and he鈥檚 returned with a quirky and pleasing book.鈥?鈥擜nnie Dillard<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淎 joy to read.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Los Angeles Times</i>
The Book of Five Rings (The Way of the Warrior Series)
by Miyamoto Musashi

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English

Pages

86

Publication Date

January 16, 2020

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Along with Sun Tzu's The Art of War, The Book of Five Rings is considered to be one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asia. Composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was a mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess鈥攁nd it is this path to mastery that is the core teaching in The Book of Five Rings. This brilliant manifesto is written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life.
Voice in the Night: The True Story of a Man and the Miracles That...
by Pastor Surprise

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English

Pages

194

Publication Date

February 01, 2012

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Astonishing True Story of the Miracles That Are Changing Africa<br /><br />Born into a long line of witch doctors, Surprise ("Surpresa") Sithole was destined for a life of fear, oppression, and poverty in the jungles of Africa. But at the age of fifteen, he was awakened in the middle of the night by an unfamiliar voice. Urgent, but not harsh, it told him to get up and leave his family immediately. As Surprise stepped out into the night, away from everything dear to him, he had no idea who God was--or what he had in store for him.<br /><br />From miraculous signs and wonders to supernatural deliverance from certain death to divine revivals that overtook countries, Surprise has followed wherever God has led, becoming an agent of hope and change in a continent devastated by war, poverty, and spiritual oppression. <i>Voice in the Night</i> is the amazing true story of what began that night in a jungle hut more than twenty-five years ago: a journey--an adventure--of faith and miracles.
Slobberknocker: My Life in Wrestling
by , Paul O'Brien

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b>The Wrestling Biography You鈥檝e Been Waiting For!</b><br /><br />There are few people who have been in the wrestling business longer than Jim Ross. And those who have made it as long as he has (half a century to be exact) probably made enemies or burned bridges. But that鈥檚 just not JR. <br /><br /><b><i>Slobberknocker</i></b> is the story of how an Oklahoman farm kid, with a vivid imagination and seemingly unattainable dreams, became 鈥淭he Voice of Wrestling鈥?to record TV audiences and millions of fans around the world. <br /><br />Jim opens up about his life as an only child on a working farm, who became obsessed with professional wrestling having first saw it on his grandparent鈥檚 TV. Even though the wrestling business was notoriously secretive and wary of 鈥渙utsiders,鈥?he somehow got a foot in the door to start a historic career, one where he held almost every job in the business?from putting up the ring to calling matches, from driving his blind, drunk boss towards revenge, to consoling two naked 600 pound brothers in the shower room after a rough match. <br /><br />With all those adventures and responsibilities, he鈥檚 also recognized as the man who built and nurtured a once-in-a-generation talent roster that took the WWE to new heights, including 鈥淪tone Cold鈥?Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar, and The Rock to name a few. Readers will finally get the opportunity to hear never-before-told stories about the politics, wackiness, and personalities of all the biggest stars. <br /><br />But this isn鈥檛 just a wrestling story. It鈥檚 a story about overcoming adversity and achieving your dreams, as success did not come without significant costs and unforeseen challenges to JR, including multiple bouts of severe facial paralysis called Bell鈥檚 Palsy. <br /><br />Currently the host of the podcast The Ross Report, any fan of wrestling?from the territory days to today?will be enthralled with stories from the road and behind the scenes. <b><i>Slobberknocker</i></b> is the first time Ross tells his story?and you don鈥檛 want to miss it!
Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors
by Piers Paul Read

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English

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320

Publication Date

October 11, 2016

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller and the true story behind the film: A rugby team resorts to the unthinkable after a plane crash in the Andes.</b><br /><br /> Spirits were high when the Fairchild F-227 took off from Mendoza, Argentina, and headed for Santiago, Chile. On board were forty-five people, including an amateur rugby team from Uruguay and their friends and family. The skies were clear that Friday, October 13, 1972, and at 3:30 p.m., the Fairchild鈥檚 pilot reported their altitude at 15,000 feet. But one minute later, the Santiago control tower lost all contact with the aircraft. For eight days, Chileans, Uruguayans, and Argentinians searched for it, but snowfall in the Andes had been heavy, and the odds of locating any wreckage were slim.<br /> 聽<br /> Ten weeks later, a Chilean peasant in a remote valley noticed two haggard men desperately gesticulating to him from across a river. He threw them a pen and paper, and the note they tossed back read: 鈥淚 come from a plane that fell in the mountains .聽.聽.鈥?lt;br /> 聽<br /> Sixteen of the original forty-five passengers on the F-227 survived its horrific crash. In the remote glacial wilderness, they camped in the plane鈥檚 fuselage, where they faced freezing temperatures, life-threatening injuries, an avalanche, and imminent starvation. As their meager food supplies ran out, and after they heard on a patched-together radio that the search parties had been called off, it seemed like all hope was lost. To save their own lives, these men and women not only had to keep their faith, they had to make an impossible decision: Should they eat the flesh of their dead friends?<br /> 聽<br /> A remarkable story of endurance and determination, friendship and the human spirit, <i>Alive </i>is the dramatic bestselling account of one of the most harrowing quests for survival in modern times.<br /> 聽
Weird-o-pedia: The Ultimate Book of Surprising Strange and Incred...
by Alex Palmer

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English

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225

Publication Date

May 11, 2012

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<div><b>#1 Amazon Bestseller -- Trivia</b><br /><br />聽Check out the weird and wonderful facts in this massive encyclopedia of alphabetized oddities:<br />* HUMANS ARE THE ONLY ANIMALS THAT ENJOY SPICY FOOD (there's a reason no one sells Tabasco-flavored cat food)<br />* NAPPING CAN SAVE YOU FROM A HEART ATTACK (assuming you are not operating heavy machinery at the time)<br />* PSYCHOLOGISTS CAN ASSESS YOUR PERSONALITY FROMHOW YOU DIP FRIES IN KETCHUP (nice fries, sociopath)<br />* SURFING THE INTERNET ACTUALLY MAKES YOU SMARTER (but not as smart as reading this book will)<br />Now the next time someone tells you smugly that Pluto isn't a planet,you can counter with any one of these hundreds of weird facts and remain king or queen of the cocktail (or kegger) chatter.</div>
Inside Animal Hearts and Minds: Bears That Count, Goats That Surf...
by Belinda Recio

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English

Pages

178

Publication Date

August 01, 2017

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As Charles Darwin suggested more than a century ago, the differences between animals and humans are 聯of degree and not of kind.鈥?Not long ago, ethologists denied that animals had emotions or true intelligence. Now, we know that rats laugh when tickled, magpies mourn as they cover the departed with greenery, female whales travel thousands of miles for annual reunions with their gal pals, seals navigate by the stars, bears hum when happy, and crows slide down snowy rooftops for fun.<br /><br />In engaging text, photographs, and infographics, <i>Inside Animal Hearts and Minds</i> showcases fascinating and heart-warming examples of animal emotion and cognition that will foster wonder and empathy. Learn about an orangutan who does 鈥渕acram茅,鈥?monkeys that understand the concept of money, and rats that choose friendship over food. Even language, math, and logic are no longer exclusive to humans. Prairie dogs have their own complex vocabularies to describe human intruders, parrots name their chicks, sea lions appear capable of deductive thinking akin to a ten-year-old child鈥檚, and bears, lemurs, parrots, and other animals demonstrate numerical cognition.<br /><br />In a world where a growing body of scientific research is closing the gap between the human and non-human, <i>Inside Animal Hearts and Minds</i> invites us to change the way we view animals, the world, and our place in it.
Not Your Average Runner: Why You're Not Too Fat to Run and the Sk...
by Jill Angie

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English

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129

Publication Date

December 29, 2017

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<b>Run for fun鈥攏o matter your size, shape, or speed!</b><br /> 聽<br /> Do you think running sucks? Do you think you鈥檙e too fat to run? With humor, compassion, and lots of love, Jill Angie explains how you can overcome the challenges of running with an overweight body, experience the exhilaration of hitting new milestones, and give your self-esteem an enormous boost in the process.<br /> 聽<br /> This isn鈥檛 a guide to running for weight loss, or a simple running plan. It shows how a woman carrying a few (or many) extra pounds can successfully become a runner in the body she has right now. Jill Angie is a certified running coach and personal trainer who wants to live in a world where everyone is free to feel fit and fabulous at any size. She started the Not Your Average Runner movement in 2013 to show that runners come in all shapes, sizes, and speeds, and, since then, has assembled a global community of revolutionaries who are taking the running world by storm. If you would like to be part of the revolution, this is the book for you!

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