Sixty Meters to Anywhere Book

Sixty Meters to Anywhere


  • Author : Brendan Leonard
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 1680510401

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Sixty Meters to Anywhere Excerpt :

AUTOBIOGRAPHY: GENERAL. When Brendan Leonard moved to the West at age 23, he was a mess. He had a tenuous grip on sobriety, only six months after his last drink had landed him in yet another jail cell. It was the final mistake in a long list that included multiple arrests, wrecked cars, broken bones, fistfights, and ruined relationships. In Montana, he took his first steps into the Rocky Mountains, unwittingly beginning a decade-long obsession with climbing and a journey that would take him all over the West and Europe. Written with unflinching honesty and vulnerability, Sixty Meters to Anywhere is the memoir of a barstool storyteller who left the bar and found adventure, redemption, and a life that almost never happened.

Funny Shit in the Woods and Other Stories Book

Funny Shit in the Woods and Other Stories


  • Author : Brendan Leonard
  • Publisher : Semi-Rad Media
  • Release Date : 2014-09-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 0692286225

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Funny Shit in the Woods and Other Stories Excerpt :

Brendan Leonard's Semi-Rad.com has become the funny, introspective voice of everyman and everywoman adventurers-from the pitfalls of introducing a new love interest to a dangerous sport, to the mishaps we have trying to use the bathroom in the wild. Since 2011, more than one million visitors have read and shared Leonard's writing, making Semi-Rad.com stories some of the most viral outdoor content on the internet. Funny Shit in the Woods collects 40 of Semi-Rad's most popular stories in one volume: a single portable archive without the mouse clicks or internet searches-complete with all-new amateurish illustrations hand-drawn by the author, usually while in the front seat of a moving car. If you've ever considered the absurdity of sleeping on the ground in a place where bears live, pooping in a bag on a glacier, or trying to teach someone you love a sport that could scare them to the point of loudly threatening to kill you in front of strangers-or if you find yourself inexplicably drawn to adjust the burning logs in a campfire every two minutes, Funny Shit in the Woods will make you laugh, and might inspire you to get outside a little bit more.

Pickets and Dead Men Book

Pickets and Dead Men


  • Author : Bree Loewen
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2009-04-10
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442973152

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Pickets and Dead Men Excerpt :

Being a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier proved to be a life-altering experience for Bree Loewen. As one of only a handful of women on staff, Bree fought to prove herself among men in the field, while confronting the often unrealistic expectations of the public on a mountain that shows little mercy. With honesty, self-deprecation, and wry humor, she reflects on her experiences on Rainier: assisting injured climbers, rescuing lost children, battling inscrutable bureaucracy, lugging heavy equipment, and trying to make sense of it all. Whether it's her account of a solo climb in dicey conditions or trying to protect her good jacket while cleaning the outhouses at Camp Muir, Loewen's writing is engagingly human and humane.

Boss of Busy Book

Boss of Busy


  • Author : Alison Hill
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-03-11
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780730369592

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Boss of Busy Excerpt :

Bring calm to the chaos in your life. Whether you find yourself checked out, burnt out, or just plain freaked out; you deserve better. Psychologist Alison Hill takes you deep into the key pillars for our happiness, health and sanity to help you live a life filled with purpose and progress. Productivity training or the latest organisational system will only take you so far. To make lasting change you need the right tools, mindset and skills. Boss of Busy helps you find the courage and optimism to live the life you crave, let go of what is holding you back and learn how to prioritise what really matters. Originally published in 2016 as Stand Out, this book has been reviewed and redesigned to become part of the Wiley Be Your Best series - aimed at helping readers acheive professional and personal success.

Why We Climb Book

Why We Climb


  • Author : Chris Noble
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-01-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781493018543

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Why We Climb Excerpt :

Why We Climb is a celebration, in word and image, of those aspects of the climbing life that are most universal, meaningful, and long lasting— the strong connection to partners and nature; the physical and mental mastery required (and how to achieve it); the rewards of exploring oneself and the world through climbing. Through interviews with some of North America’s most notable climbers the book undertakes a quest to find the soul of climbing— asking what compels men and women to dedicate their lives to the challenges and deprivations of living in a vertical world? What are the sacrifices and what are the rewards? And most importantly, can the lessons learned on cliff faces, frozen waterfalls, and alpine peaks— lessons of respect, discipline, commitment, humility and simplicity—be brought home and used to benefit society as a whole?

Flat Broke with Two Goats Book
Score: 3
From 14 Ratings

Flat Broke with Two Goats


  • Author : Jennifer McGaha
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2018-01-23
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492655398

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Flat Broke with Two Goats Excerpt :

When life gets your goat, bring in the herd Jennifer McGaha never expected to own a goat named Merle. Or to be setting Merle up on dates and naming his doeling Merlene. She didn't expect to be buying organic yogurt for her chickens. She never thought she would be pulling camouflage carpet off her ceiling or rescuing opossums from her barn and calling it "date night." Most importantly, Jennifer never thought she would only have $4.57 in her bank account. When Jennifer discovered that she and her husband owed back taxes—a lot of back taxes—her world changed. Now desperate to save money, they foreclosed on their beloved suburban home and moved their family to a one-hundred-year-old cabin in a North Carolina holler. Soon enough, Jennifer's life began to more closely resemble her Appalachian ancestors than her upper-middle-class upbringing. But what started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts became a journey that revealed both the joys and challenges of living close to the land. Told with bold wit, unflinching honesty, and a firm foot in the traditions of Appalachia, Flat Broke with Two Goats blends stories of homesteading with the journey of two people rediscovering the true meaning of home.

The Hard Truth Book

The Hard Truth


  • Author : Kris Hampton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-05-14
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 1734103604

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The Hard Truth Excerpt :

A no nonsense examination of what it takes to not only climb stronger, but to be a better climber.

The Story Book of Science Book

The Story Book of Science


  • Author : Jean Henri Fabre
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-03-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 10 : 9781625581792

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The Story Book of Science Excerpt :

Fabre had many scholarly achievements. He was a popular teacher, physicist, chemist, and botanist. However, he is probably best known for his findings in the field of entomology, the study of insects, and is considered by many to be the father of modern entomology. Much of his enduring popularity is due to his marvelous teaching ability and his manner of writing about the lives of insects in biographical form.

Cooking for Geeks Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

Cooking for Geeks


  • Author : Jeff Potter
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2010-07-20
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN 10 : 9781449396039

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Cooking for Geeks Excerpt :

Presents recipes ranging in difficulty with the science and technology-minded cook in mind, providing the science behind cooking, the physiology of taste, and the techniques of molecular gastronomy.

The Kerbal Player s Guide Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Kerbal Player s Guide


  • Author : Jon Manning
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2016-11-10
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 427
  • ISBN 10 : 9781491913499

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The Kerbal Player s Guide Excerpt :

Kerbal Space Program (KSP) is a critically acclaimed, bestselling space flight simulator game. It’s making waves everywhere from mainstream media to the actual space flight industry, but it has a bit of a learning curve. In this book, five KSP nerds—including an astrophysicist—teach you everything you need to know to get a nation of tiny green people into space. KSP is incredibly realistic. When running your space program, you’ll have to consider delta-V budgets, orbital mechanics, Hohmann transfers, and more. This book is perfect for video game players, simulation game players, Minecrafters, and amateur astronomers. Design, launch, and fly interplanetary rockets Capture an asteroid and fly it into a parking orbit Travel to distant planets and plant a flag Build a moon rover, and jump off a crater ridge Rescue a crew-mate trapped in deep space

Introduction to Probability Book

Introduction to Probability


  • Author : Joseph K. Blitzstein
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-24
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 599
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498759762

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Introduction to Probability Excerpt :

Developed from celebrated Harvard statistics lectures, Introduction to Probability provides essential language and tools for understanding statistics, randomness, and uncertainty. The book explores a wide variety of applications and examples, ranging from coincidences and paradoxes to Google PageRank and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). Additional

Five Feet Apart Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Five Feet Apart


  • Author : Rachael Lippincott
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534451568

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Five Feet Apart Excerpt :

Now a major motion picture starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson! Goodreads Choice Winner, Best Young Adult Fiction of 2019 In this #1 New York Times bestselling novel that’s perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, two teens fall in love with just one minor complication—they can’t get within a few feet of each other without risking their lives. Can you love someone you can never touch? Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions. The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals. Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment. What if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?

Paper Towns Book
Score: 4
From 319 Ratings

Paper Towns


  • Author : John Green
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Bildungsromans
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408848180

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Paper Towns Excerpt :

Quentin Jacobson has spent a lifetime loving Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows. After their all-nighter ends, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo has disappeared.

Kiss or Kill Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Kiss or Kill


  • Author : Mark Twight
  • Publisher : The Mountaineers Books
  • Release Date : 2002-09-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780898869194

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Kiss or Kill Excerpt :

* Mark Twight's collected works, some never before published in North America * Includes dramatic black and white mountaineering photos * Features brand new epilogues to all of the stories They call him Dr. Doom. Raving and kicking against mediocrity, his anger and pain simmer close to the surface. He speaks and writes the language of the punk music that defined him. He is extreme alpinist Mark Twight, and he doesn't back down from the truth. He's a one-man literary punk band. If you have any doubt, here comes his knockout punch: the only collection of writing Twight swears he'll ever publish. Kiss or Kill: Confessions of a Serial Climber is raw, unfiltered Twight. These author's cut are the real deal, not the homogenized fluff offered up by magazine editors who are often unwilling to offend. Twight's words make it clear that climbing is only distantly about the summit. Several of these pieces are new to U.S. readers. Twight edited all of the selections and appended each with a current author's note; confessing his inspiration, events that followed, and lessons learned (or not learned, some might say). It adds up to a frightfully lucid look into Twight's personal life as both man and hardcore alpine climber. The dissection scares me sometimes... Whether railing against the spinelessness of American siege-style mountaineering, admitting addiction to pushing the bounds of the possible, or reveling in his ability to cut away anything in life that holds him back, Twight never blinks. Along the way, there is the drama of new and epic routes, unbreakable bonds between climbing partners, and Twight's evolution as a climber and a man. He tells every story in a unique, in-your-face style. Kiss or Kill is not an easy read. It may scare some readers-but that's the point. "I want this book to help you recognize your own anger, which will help you understand mine", says Twight. "Somewhere out there somebody understands these words and knows they matter. They were written in bloo

Once a Runner Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Once a Runner


  • Author : John L. Parker
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-04-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416597919

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Once a Runner Excerpt :

The undisputed classic of running novels and one of the most beloved sports books ever published, Once a Runner tells the story of an athlete’s dreams amid the turmoil of the 60s and the Vietnam war. Inspired by the author’s experience as a collegiate champion, the novel follows Quenton Cassidy, a competitive runner at fictional Southeastern University whose lifelong dream is to run a four-minute mile. He is less than a second away when the turmoil of the Vietnam War era intrudes into the staid recesses of his school’s athletic department. After he becomes involved in an athletes’ protest, Cassidy is suspended from his track team. Under the tutelage of his friend and mentor, Bruce Denton, a graduate student and former Olympic gold medalist, Cassidy gives up his scholarship, his girlfriend, and possibly his future to withdraw to a monastic retreat in the countryside and begin training for the race of his life against the greatest miler in history. A rare insider’s account of the incredibly intense lives of elite distance runners, Once a Runner is an inspiring, funny, and spot-on tale of one individual’s quest to become a champion.