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6,3 kilo, 30 x 36 centimeter og 784 sider fyldt med sugende fotografier: portrætter, action og væg-til-væg landskaber. Rigt illustreret udgave af bestselleren om verdens hårdeste cykelløb, opdateret til og med Tour de France 2015. Verdens bedste cykelryttere har gennem mere end 100 år presset deres kroppe og hoveder gennem umenneskelige strabadser på de franske landeveje og bjergtoppe. Hårdheden, taktikken og enkeltmandspræstationerne har fascineret publikum, så løbet i dag er verdens største årlige begivenhed. En scene, hvor helte taber stort og frygteligt eller lider sig til sublime sejre. Og hvor heroisme, snyd og brændende rivalopgør hvert år skrives ind i historien.Joakim Jakobsen fortæller hele historien bag løbet og følger dets udvikling år for år fra 1903. Han beskriver de mest absurde optrin og fortæller de vildeste anekdokter. Og han går tæt på de afgørende etaper og tegner portrætter af store og små mestre fra den første vinder til den seneste hersker. "Det er ikke én side for meget, for med allerkyndigste hånd fortæller forfatteren fænomenets hundredårige historie, løb for løb, selvpiner efter selvpiner, drama på drama. Det er stort - og stort fortalt." Steffen Larsen i Politiken "Men næsten mest spændende bliver bogen, når den løfter sig til at afdække ikke kun flige af løbets 100-årige historie, folkets store teater, men også af Frankrigs og Europas samtid." Kåre Bluitgen i Weekendavisen
Mød Kristina, som løb 1.841 kilometer alene gennem Iran; Gitte, som tre gange vendte tilbage til Sahara for at løbe 250 kilometer med sin proviant på ryggen; og Molly, som løb 222 kilometer i Himalayas ilttynde luftlag. Få et unikt indblik i, hvad der får mennesker til at løbe i dagevis i ufremkommelige bjergområder, 100 kilometer på et stadium eller 5.649 gange rundt om en boligblok i New York. Hvor det tidligere var en præstation af de helt store at løbe et maraton, stiger ultraløbet i dag eksplosivt i popularitet. Ultraløb er oprindeligt betegnelsen for løb, der er længere end den klassiske maratondistance på 42 kilometer og kræver en hel særlig form for motivation, styrke og udholdenhed. Der er i dag stort set ingen grænser for sværhedsgraden. Der er traditionelt færre kvinder end mænd, der stiller op på startlinjen til ultraløb. Men også blandt kvinderne er der i disse år stadigt flere, som kaster sig ud i de mest ekstreme fysiske og mentale udfordringer, der tester både krop og sind. I bogen følger vi journalist Mette Birk Jensen på hendes personlige rejse ind i ultraløbsverdenen, hvor hun møder nogle af verdens sejeste ultrakvinder, som presser sig selv til grænsen for, hvad der er menneskeligt muligt. Og lidt til. I en række farverige portrætter deler de hudløst ærligt ud af deres oplevelser og erfaringer. Hvad driver dem? Hvad får de ud af det, og hvilke råd, kan de give videre? Deres bevæggrunde er lige så forskellige, som de er. Nogle løber fra indre dæmoner eller depression, andre for en sag, for at føle sig i ét med naturen, for at lære sig selv bedre at kende eller for at prøve grænser af. Fælles for dem alle er, at løbet ikke blot gør dem klogere på sig selv, men også bedre rustet til livet generelt. Ultrakvindernes erfaringer viser os, at både krop og sind gemmer på uanede ressourcer. Og hvor der tidligere var en udbredt tendens til at frygte de potentielle skadevirkninger af for meget motion, går den seneste både danske og internationale forskning nu mere i kvindernes retning. Vi kan fysisk holde til en del mere, end vi tror, og mentalt kan der være stor gevinst at hente ved følelsen af at præstere langt ud over det sædvanlige. Udover en grundig introduktion til ultraløb, giver bogen via sine mange portrætter inspiration til enhver, som drømmer om ikke blot om at løbe lidt længere, men også at vove lidt mere. Om forfatteren Mette Birk Jensen er selv ultraløber. Hun bor og træner til dagligt i Thailand, men løb sine første 100 kilometer i Danmark, hvor ideen til Ultrakvinderne opstod. Bogen tager udgangspunkt i og forsøger at besvare de spørgsmål, hun selv stillede sig under sit første møde med de helt lange distancer.
I Løb i storbyer deler entusiastiske løbefæller fra hele Europa gavmildt ud af deres bedste tips. De tager dig med ud på favoritruterne, og de hjælper dig til at finde de mindst trafikerede tidspunkter til at kridte løbeskoene. Du får råd til din sikkerhed, de bedste bakker og trapper, træningsstationer, officielle løb og links til lokale løbefællesskaber, du kan hægte dig på, hvis du gerne vil følges med andre på din tur. Med denne bog i bagagen har du altid en lokal ven med på din tur og masser af store løbsoplevelser i vente. Tilsæt blot løbesko, dagens form og en god portion nysgerrighed.
Før i tiden var Anya den friske type, der altid var klar på sjov og ballade. Men siden bruddet med Jonas har hun befundet sig i et dunkelt virvar, hvor alting føles uoverstigeligt, og hun tilbringer derfor det meste af tiden i sengen. Det ønsker Anyas veninde Maria at sætte en stopper for, og hun overtaler derfor Anya til at tage med på skiferie i Barcelonas bjerge. Her hyrer hun den lækre skiinstruktør Tyler til at hjælpe dem i gang, og til Anyas store overraskelse inviterer hun ham med hjem til middag om aftenen. Og hvem ved... Måske er Marias forsøg på at muntre Anya op lige det, der skal til? Novellen er udgivet i samarbejde med den svenske filmproducer Erika Lust. Hendes formål er at skildre menneskets natur og mangfoldighed gennem fortællinger om passion, intimitet, kærlighed og lyst i en kombination af stærke historier og erotik.Lea Lind er en erotisk forfatter. Udover "Beskueren" har hun udgivet novellerne "Tinder-taxa", "Invitationen" og "Kød".
HOCKEY-From the Buddhist concept meaning Key to Happiness and Chilly Serenity during Bloody Brawls and Melees.How Hockey Saved the World is the greatest, if only, hockey protest book ever written. It is the often true story of how a middle-aged, overweight American got off the couch long enough to lose weight and learn to play hockey in order to find a magic puck that would end the NHL lockout, unseat President George W. Bush and end the Iraq War. A handbook on how to survive without professional sports while becoming a better parent, achieving world peace and playing hockey, however poorly."e;A tongue-in-cheek view of politics and sports, delivering humor and laughs that recall the work of Mark Twain, Joseph Heller and Ambrose Bierce. -Cliff Bellamy, Durham Herald-Sun "e;[T]he author's subversive wit and genuine belief in the game's magic are oddly persuasive. An amiable meditation to warm even the iciest hearts."e;- Kirkus Discoveries After reading How Hockey Saved the World, and seeing the error of my ways, I will resign the Office of the Presidency effective January 15, 2009.-President George W. Bush
We may never see a playoff series like it again.Before Gary Bettman, and the lockouts. Before all the NHL's old barns were torn down to make way for bigger, glitzier rinks. Before expansion and parity across the league, just about anything could happen on the ice. And it often did. It was an era when huge personalities dominated the sport; and willpower was often enough to win games. And in the spring of 1993, some of the biggest talents and biggest personalities were on a collision course. The Cinderella Maple Leafs had somehow beaten the mighty Red Wings and then, just as improbably, the St. Louis Blues. Wayne Gretzky's Kings had just torn through the Flames and the Canucks. When they faced each other in the conference final, the result would be a series that fans still talk about passionately 25 years later. Taking us back to that feverish spring, The Last Good Year gives an intimate account not just of an era-defining seven games, but of what the series meant to the men who were changed by it: Marty McSorley, the tough guy who took his whole team on his shoulders; Doug Gilmour, the emerging superstar; celebrity owner Bruce McNall; Bill Berg, who went from unknown to famous when the Leafs claimed him on waivers; Kelly Hrudey, the Kings' goalie who would go on to become a Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster; Kerry Fraser, who would become the game's most infamous referee; and two very different captains, Toronto's bull in a china shop, Wendel Clark, and the immortal Wayne Gretzky. Fast-paced, authoritative, and galvanized by the same love of the game that made the series so unforgettable, The Last Good Year is a glorious testament to a moment hockey fans will never forget.
The complete story of the Edmonton Oilers--from Wayne Gretzky and the dynasty years, to Connor McDavid and the future, and everything in between.When the Edmonton Oilers joined the NHL in 1979, the team owner, Peter Pocklington, proclaimed they would win their first Stanley Cup within five years. A bold statement that turned out to be half right: they not only won the Cup in 1984, but won it four more times over the next six years, forging one of the most dominant dynasties ever. The Oilers have always been a team of determination--fast scoring, hard hitting, and creative hockey that has earned them loyal fans across North America. The team has faced adversity, both on and off the ice. As a small market team, the Oilers have struggled to compete in the NHL, but always found a way. From the biggest trade in history that saw the Great One leave for L.A., to the eleventh hour negotiations that kept the team in Edmonton with a cadre of thirty-seven passionate owners--there is no club like it. And now with super star Connor McDavid leading the roster there's never been greater promise for the future. With forty years of NHL action to celebrate, acclaimed sports writer Lorna Schultz Nicholson takes a journey back to the Oiler's phenomenal highs and challenging lows, the larger than life characters and amazing records, to tell the remarkable story of the hardest working club in the game. Fully illustrated with rare and exciting images, and published in full partnership with the Edmonton Oilers, this is the must have book for Oilers fans, and hockey fans, everywhere.
Eishockey - das ist nicht nur die harteste, schnellste und kalteste Sportart der Welt, sondern auch ein Sammelbecken voller Regeln und Fachbegriffe. Dieses Buch nimmt den Leser mit aufs Eis und verwickelt ihn hautnah in den Kampf um die kleine schwarze Scheibe. In fachkundig-humorvollem Tonfall berichtet Experte Frank Broker zudem von allerlei Kuriositaten, die diesen Sport und seine Akteure so faszinierend machen. Nie zuvor wurde Eishockey hierzulande derart verstandlich und gleichzeitig unterhaltsam erklart. Erweiterte und berarbeitete Neuausgabe Ein Buch, das fr jeden, der sich fr Eishockey interessiert, der Eishockey liebt und Eishockey lebt, eine Pflichtlektre werden sollte. hockeyweb.deVom Puck ber den Schlger bis zu den Regeln und Besonderheiten des Sports findet alles seine Erwhnung - und das mit dem besonderen Schuss Humor. Eishockey News
Cet ouvrage passionnant et richement illustre raconte la montee fulgurante de la carriere d'une des grandes legendes du hockey. Tout au long des 96 pages de ce livre grand format absolument magnifique, l'auteur relate l'incroyable aventure du Gros Bill et de la seule priode controverse de sa carrire : celle o il a prfr jouer Qubec avec les Citadelles et les As, repoussant constamment les offres de Frank Selke et des Canadiens de Montral. tonnamment, trs peu de livres ont t crits sur l'illustre hockeyeur. Fruit d'un travail de recherche travers des documents d'archives et personnels appartenant la famille et des tmoins, Jean Bliveau - La naissance d'un hros raconte des anecdotes indites appuyes par plus de 125 photographies, illustrations et journaux d'poque. Un livre indispensable pour saisir toute l'ampleur du phnomne et ainsi comprendre comment il est devenu un vritable hros national. Jean Bliveau - La naissance d'un hros saura ravir autant les amateurs de hockey que les passionns d'histoire et de biographie.
The instant #1 national bestsellerCurtis Joseph, known affectionately to hockey fans around the world as Cujo, was an unlikely NHL superstar. The boy from Keswick, Ontario, didnt put on a pair of skates until most kids his age were already far along in organized hockey, and he was passed over by every team in the NHL draft. Despite an unorthodox start, he would go on to play eighteen seasons with the St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes and Calgary Flames; be ranked among the all-time greats in several key categories; and win an Olympic gold medal while representing Canada. Joseph is a legend in Toronto, where his fandom rivals that of other beloved Leaf greats, and hes widely thought of as one of the best goalies of all time.For the first time, in this revealing memoir, Joseph talks about his highly unusual upbringing and what led him to put on his first pair of skates. Written by Kirstie McLellan Day, the worlds top writer of hockey books, this book surprises and entertains, and shares on- and off-the-ice tales no fan has heard before: the untold story behind the legend.
i Entering the 1978-1979 season, the Boston Bruins had been one of the best teams in the National Hockey League for more than a decade. Yet they could not shake the postseason jinx the Montreal Canadiens held over them-the Habs had ousted them in 13 consecutive playoff series going back to 1940s. The Bruins wanted one more shot at their nemeses, after coming up short in both the 1977 and 1978 Stanley Cup finals. They got their chance in the semifinal round. Led by the colorful but embattled coach Don Cherry, the underdog Bruins played seven heart-stopping games. Victory seemed within their grasp but was snatched away with an untimely penalty in the final minutes of game seven. The author looks back at the season from opening night at Boston Garden to the catastrophic conclusion at the Montreal Forum, with detailed accounts of the semifinal games and a post-mortem of the infamous bench penalty.
An Inspirational True Story!Chasing the NHL is the story of a fresh-faced, overlooked, NHL-caliber hockey player named Trent Daavettila and insurance agent Jay Storm. Jay and Trent meet while playing men's league hockey together in small-town Michigan. Jay immediately recognizes that Trent's talents are above and beyond everyone else on the ice and sets off on a quest to get Trent a shot at the NHL, in an attempt to land a pro hockey contract. This is a story of enthusiasm, optimism, and persistence that transcends professional sports, and is relatable to anyone who has ever thought to chase their dreams and make the most of their talents. Based on the real-life story of a small-town hockey hero, Chasing the NHL offers a nitty-gritty, up-close-and-personal account of the obstacles this extreme athletic talent overcame, as well as the accolades he received. Trent was overlooked until the age most other players at his level had established careers. Along with the late-blooming development of Trent's hockey talent come all the trials and tribulations of adulthood, as well as the joys, such as marriage and children. Follow the story of Trent Daavettila and Jay Storm as the two of them work tirelessly with minor league hockey teams across North America to achieve their dream of reaching the NHL.
Thompson captures the ache, fizz, yearning and frustration of being the father of adolescent boys. Michael ChabonWhat a riveting, touching, and painful read! Maria SempleFun, moving, raw, and relatable. Tony HawkWhat makes a good father, and what makes one a failure? Does less-is-more parenting inspire independence and strength, or does it encourage defiance and trouble?Kickflip Boysis the story of a fathersstruggle to understand his willful skateboarder sons, challengers of authority and convention, to accept his role as a vulnerable skate dad, and to confront his fears that the boys are destined for an unconventional and potentially fraught future.With searing honesty, Neal Thompson traces his sons progression through all the stages of skateboarding: splurging on skate shoes and boards, having run-ins with security guards, skipping classes and defying teachers, painting graffiti, drinking and smoking, and more. As the story veers from funny to treacherous and back, from skateparks to the streets, Thompson must confront his complicity and fallibility. He also reflects on his upbringing in rural New Jersey, and his own adventures with skateboards, drugs, danger, and defiance.A story of thrill-seeking teens, of hope and love, freedom and failure, Kickflip Boysreveals a sport and a community that have become a refuge for adolescent boys who dont fit in. Ultimately, its the survival story of a loving modern American family, of acceptance, forgiveness, and letting go.
Turn your recreation in the snow into a spiritual high point!Activities that are exhilarating and fun are not usually thought of as spiritual. But to the contrary, such ventures may well point us to our most profound spiritual connections. For when we are able to come fully into the present moment, turn off the noise in our minds, feel our true essence as complete union of body-mind-spirit, we enter into a kind of other worldly state of ecstasy that we can experience only as a spiritual dimension.from Chapter 1Debunking the myth that your body has nothing to do with your spiritual life, avid winter sports enthusiasts Dr. Marcia McFee and Rev. Karen Foster demonstrate how spirituality is fed by play and challenge and how your snow-filled adventures can serve as a set of metaphors for seeing lifes ups and downs as part of a sacred rhythm.Whether you have a need for speed or are drawn toward more lyrical motion, McFee and Foster offer poignant insights on how you can find your peak spiritual life in your favorite snow sport, no matter your skill level. Learn how to:Reduce stress and embrace your need for funAchieve harmonious integration of mind, body, and spiritTrust your bodys inherent wisdomAppreciate the details in nature and everyday lifeClear your head and persevere in difficult timesCultivate a sense of community
This book provides a survey of the academic research and knowledge on the economics and management of professional hockey. While professional football, baseball, and basketball have been the focus of sports economists for decades, professional hockey has been left out of most economic analyses of the sports industry. This book fills that gap by presenting a selection of research focusing specifically on hockey, such as labor relations and player behavior in the NHL, salary determination and player careers, ticket demand and ticket pricing, and emerging topics such as diversity and discrimination. Expanding the available literature dramatically, this book will be an important tool for researchers as well as sports managers, and students at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level.
We Did Everything But Win: An Oral History of the Emile Francis Era New York Rangers (1964-1976) is an entertaining account of one of the most exciting and unforgettable periods in the history of the Broadway Blueshirts as told by Francis as well as several of his players.George Grimm chronicles each season of the Francis era when "e;The Cat"e; transformed them from perennial league doormats to a team that made it to the Stanley Cup playoffs for nine consecutive seasons, including a Finals appearance in 1972. There are also chapters detailing Emile's playing career and his hiring as general manager as well as the aftermath of his dismissal and an analysis of his tenure behind the bench and as GM. It was during those years that the National Hockey League doubled in size and the Rangers moved into a brand-new Madison Square Garden. As the popularity of the National Hockey League skyrocketed, who could forget the Rangers' battles on the ice with Boston's Big Bad Bruins and Philadelphia's Broad Street Bullies and showdowns with the Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Black Hawks? All the great moments are here including a heart-stopping, triple-overtime victory in the 1971 playoffs and Vic Hadfield's 50th goal the following season. We Did Everything But Win is a tribute to the Rangers of that era; Jacques Plante and Marcel Paille, Eddie Giacomin and Gilles Villemure, Harry Howell and Jim "e;The Chief"e; Neilson, "e;The Old Smoothies,"e; the "e;G-A-G Line,"e; and the "e;Bulldog Line."e; It's the story of colorful players with nicknames like "e;Boomer,"e; "e;Stemmer,"e; and "e;Sarge"e; and fan favorites such as Brad Park, Rod Gilbert, Jean Ratelle, Walt Tkaczuk. It's all here-the highs and the lows, the inspiring victories, the devastating losses, and the funny moments along the way.
So You Think You're a Chicago Blackhawks Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Blackhawks hockey. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you'll get details behind each-stories that bring to life players and coaches, games and seasons.This book is divided into multiple parts, with progressively more difficult questions in each new section. Along the way, you'll learn more about what has made the Hawks one of the most popular teams in the NHL. The book includes players and coaches of the past and present, from Stan Mikita to Bill Mosienko, Bobby Hull, Pierre Pilote, Glenn Hall, Tony Esposito, Ed Belfour, Jim Pappin, Keith Magnuson, Jeremy Roenick, Chris Chelios, Denis Savard, Corey Crawford, Jonathan Toews, and so many more. Some of the many questions that this book answers include:* A Chicago star of the 1950s set an NHL record that may never be broken by scoring three goals in 21 seconds in a game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on March 23, 1952. Who is he?* Which Blackhawks legend appeared in the movies Wayne's World? and Wayne's World 2?* True or false: The National Football League once played its championship game in Chicago Stadium?* Patrick Kane set a franchise record in 2015-16 when he had at least one point in 26 consecutive games. Which Chicago Hall of Famer held the previous team record with a 21-game points streak?This book makes the perfect gift for any fan of the Hawks!
So You Think You're a New York Rangers Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Rangers hockey. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you'll get details behind each-stories that bring to life players and coaches, games and seasons.This book is divided into multiple parts, with progressively more difficult questions in each new section. Along the way, you'll learn more about the great Rangers players and coaches of the past and present, from Mark Messier to Wayne Gretzky, Rod Gilbert, Bryan Hextall, Vic Hadfield, "e;Gump"e; Worsley, Ron Greschner, Andy Bathgate, Jean Ratelle, Eddie Giacomin, Adam Graves, Brad Park, Jaromir Jagr, Mike Richter, Brian Leetch, Henrik Lundqvist, and so many more. Some of the many questions that this book answers include:* Who was the first draftee to actually play for the Blueshirts?* The current Madison Square Garden hosted the first Rangers game on February 18, 1968. Did the Blueshirts win? Who'd they play?* When was the only time an opposing goalie was robustly cheered from the opening faceoff to the end of the game?* Who was the first player of Chinese descent to play in the NHL when he debuted for the Rangers in 1947?* Which unlikely Ranger ended the longest shootout in NHL history? This book makes the perfect gift for any fan of the Blueshirts!
100 routes, reorganized and reviewed for this edition 15 all-new routes New photographs throughoutSnowshoe Routes: Washington, 3rd Edition puts you on the 100 best trails in the state, all within easy driving from major cities! Among other improvements, this new edition offers an expanded at-a-glance chart, featuring new categories for camping options, parking places, dog-friendly routes, and relative avalanche risk. In addition, routes have been reorganized into 9 regions.
Nearly 100 backcountry ski routes-most located in the central Wasatch Written by a ski-obsessed outdoor journalist Both day trips and overnights includedJared Hargrave averages more than 70 ski days a year, which adds up to a ton of local knowledge. He's exactly the ski partner you'd want to show you the best backcountry routes, from those you can hit on a pre-work dawn patrol to multiday overnight trips. Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Utah includes tours in the central Wasatch as well as the Uintas, Henry Mountains, and more. As with all books in this series, this Utah guide is designed for intermediate to expert skiers or boarders. Each route includes the following elements: Detailed route description Driving directions from nearest major town or junction Trip rating Trail distance Estimated trip time Skill level Recommended season Avalanche routefinding notes Map/permit info Starting point elevation High point elevation Alternate route optionsThe guide also includes resources for avalanche, weather, and road conditions; land managers relevant to the routes; ski/snow reports; and general safety information, as well as a foreword by one of Utah's premier avalanche experts, Craig Gordon.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CHAPTER ON "e;BASIC SKI SKILLS"e; NOW FROM CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING(Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox)* Technique demonstrated in step-by-step photos* Special learning activities reinforce instruction * Sidebars for trouble-shooting common problems and matching technique to terrain and snow conditions* Tips for engaging the family From the first time you step into your bindings to mastering the stride, the glide, and the skate: Steve Hindman has you covered. As a certified instructor, he's introduced hundreds of people to the sport; he also wrote the study guide for the Professional Ski Instructors of America certification exam. Here he shares the same techniques he teaches on the snow, whether you're setting out for a city park, looking for family fun at a groomed ski area, or heading into the backcountry to set your own track. This comprehensive guide covers equipment and accessories, waxing for grip and glide, training and conditioning, snow camping, route finding, and avalanche awareness. It will take you from how to fall (and how to get up again), through the classic and skate skiing basics (including stance, poling principles, and downhill tactics), to effective racing technique. It also takes up more advanced variations of the sport-freeheel, telemark, and ski mountaineering.
* 75 snowshoe routes in Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine * Trails within driving distance of urban areas throughout New England, including Boston, Hartford, Providence, Burlington, Concord, and Portland * A handy trip-planning chart compares snowshoe routes by trail data and scenic highlights From the White Mountains in New Hampshire and Acadia National Park in Maine to the Berkshires in Massachusetts, the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont, and everything in-between, this new snowshoe guide offers snowshoe routes for people of all ages and abilities, from beginner to backcountry expert. Trips lead deep into snow-blanketed woods, past frozen waterfalls and lakes, up challenging peaks, and to scenic views only accessible by snowshoes. For each route, driving directions, level of difficulty, round-trip mileage, hiking time, and elevation gain are all noted. You'll also find helpful information on choosing the right snowshoes, what to wear, suggestions for safe winter driving, safety tips for backcountry snowshoeing, and much more.
CLICK HERE to download the chapter on "e;Backcountry Forecasting & Decisions"e; from The Avalanche Handbook * Information on the unique characteristics of alpine snow, snow slab instability, terrain variables, skier triggering of avalanches, and the nature of avalanche motion * Chapters on the elements of backcountry avalanche forecasting and the decision-making process * This is the text used by search and rescue professionals, ski patrol groups, and outdoor education programs Technical yet accessible, The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd Edition, covers the formation, character, effects, and control of avalanches; rescue techniques; and research on understanding and surviving avalanches. Illustrated with nearly 200 updated illustrations, photos and examples, this updated edition offers exhaustive information on contributing weather and climate factors, snowpack analysis, the newest transceiver search techniques, and preventative and protective measures, including avalanche zoning and control.
Completely revised, the fifth edition of Snowshoeing teaches you how to navigate through snow-clad woods, compete in races, and climb to new summits with easily-learned snowshoeing techniques. This classic how-to snowshoeing manual has all the latest information on snowshoeing equipment, from various types of snowshoes to bindings and clothing. Discover techniques for all types of terrain and snow conditions, plus information on conditioning, cross-training, and even snowshoe racing.Snowshoeing also includes a chapter on the history of snowshoeing, information on navigation and route finding, camping, gauging snow conditions, and winter safety, with emphasis on the dangers of avalanches. Part of the Mountaineers Outdoor Expert series.
Das Buch ist das Ergebnis der Zusammenarbeit hervorragender Instruktoren, ausgezeichneter Fotografen, welches in Herangehensweise und Layout perfekt auf den Hobby Skifaher zugeschnitten ist. Die meisten Amateure mochten besser fahren, sich nach Moglichkeit optimal vorbereiten, um die schonsten Tage im Wintersport Jahr voll geniessen zu konnen. Naturlich machte3 man auch bestenfalls noch etwas dazu zu lernen. Unser Angebot, dies unterhaltsam zu erreichen, ist ein ubersichtliches und gleichzeitig interessant geschriebenes Handbuch, das mit den Bildern und einfachen, logischen Hinweisen uberzeugt. Mit diesem Buch ist es dem Autor Andreas Pesheck gelungen, die Sprache der Experten fur ambitionierte Hobbyisten zu ubersetzen. Hals und Beinbruch!
For readers of The Boys in the Boat, the remarkable story of the unlikely Canadian hockey team that clinched Olympic gold in 1948The announcement was shockingCanada, the birthplace of hockey, would not be sending a team to the 1948 Winter Olympics in Switzerland. Outraged, a Royal Canadian Air Force squadron leader, Sandy Watson, quickly assembled a team of air force hockey players who were amateur enough to complete under the Olympic guidelines.Sergeant Frank Boucher was recruited to coach the team and begin the cross-Canada search for players. Hubert Brooks, a decorated flying officer and serial escapist from POW camps, was another early recruit. Andy Gilpin joined from the RCAF base in Whitehorse, as did airmen from Quebec, the Maritimes and western Canada. And when their starting goalie, Dick Ball, didnt pass a medical exam, Murray Dowey was called up from his job as a TTC driver and occasional practice goalie for the Toronto Maple Leafs.The ragtag team got off to a rough start, losing so many exhibition games that Canadian newspapers called them a disgrace to the country. But the RCAF Flyers battled back, and Bouchers defensive strategy paid off. They eliminated the American team, tied the Czech team and beat the Swiss as the hometown crowd pelted the Canadians with snowballs during the game. On the same ice where Barbara Ann Scott won a gold medal, the underdog RCAF Flyers also won Olympic gold, and their goalie, Murray Dowey, set an Olympic record that still stands.Against All Odds is the inspiring untold story of a group of determined men, fresh from the battlefields of WWII, who surprised a nation and the world.
Line changes, limited time outs, and pucks traveling 100 miles per hourhockey is called ';the fastest game on Earth' for a reason. Keeping up with this non-stop action, especially for decades on end, takes a special kind of talent. Today's NHL broadcasters capture the game in arguably the most difficult capacity in the world of sports, giving the fans a guide to the action in a way nobody else could. With careers outlasting the players, coaches, general managers, and, in some cases, the city itself, the NHL's broadcasters have more than their fair share of stories to tell.In The Voices of Hockey: Broadcasters Reflect on the Fastest Game on Earth, Kirk McKnight takes thirty-four of the game's most gifted play-by-play broadcastersincluding nine hall of famersand shares their many insights, memories, and experiences. These broadcasters have witnessed all-time greats such as Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, and Alexander Ovechkin, making them the ideal voices to pay tribute to the legends of yesterday and the heroes of tomorrow. The Voices of Hockey brings the reader down to the surface of the ice to experience overtime marathons, record-setting performances, bloodied fights, intense rivalries, and the raising of the Stanley Cup, with details and inside perspectives from some of the most qualified spectators of the game. From Bob Miller's description of ';The Miracle on Manchester' to John Kelly's childhood recollection of Bobby Orr's famous ';flying goal,' this book is truly an encapsulation of the NHL over the past fifty years. Generations of hockey fans will enjoy reliving their favorite moments and reading about those they missed in this unique and captivating view of the fastest game on Earth.
This vintage book contains an account of American ice hockey in the late nineteenth century. It includes a historical background to the game, a complete record of the season of 1896-97, and information on the famous Stanley Cup. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in the history and development of ice hockey, and it is not to be missed by collectors. Contents include: "e;Historical and Descriptive"e;, "e;A Review of Ice Hockey During the Winter of 1896-97"e;, "e;Boston"e;, "e;Pittsburg"e;, "e;Chicago"e;, "e;Baltimore"e;, "e;Washington"e;, "e;Ice Hockey in Colleges and School"e;, "e;Canadian Ice hockey"e;, "e;The Stanley Cup"e;, "e;Playing and Championships Rules of Ice Hockey"e;, et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition.
This vintage book contains a complete guide to roller polo, with information on how to play the game, notable leagues and teams, history, and much more. An easy-to-read and interesting volume, "e;Spalding's Athletic Library - Official Roller Polo Guide"e; is highly recommended for both those with an interest in polo and collectors of vintage sporting literature. Contents include: "e;Roller Polo"e;, "e;The National League"e;, "e;The Southern New England League"e;, "e;The National Agreement"e;, "e;Maine Polo League"e;, "e;Constitution"e;, "e;Playing Rules"e;, "e;The Champions and National Roller Polo League"e;, "e;Southern New England League"e;, "e;Maine Polo League"e;, et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition.
This vintage book contains a detailed guide to the game of polo, first published in the late nineteenth century. It includes a fascinating history of the game as well as rules, tips, detailed explanations, and information on the various different rules of American league play. Highly recommended for those with an interest in the history of polo. Contents include: "e;Polo"e;, "e;Hints"e;, "e;Technical Terms Used in Polo"e;, "e;Explanation of Diagram"e;, "e;Constitution and By-Laws"e;, "e;Playing Rules"e;, "e;Western League Rules"e;, "e;Rules of Ohio Valley League, Adopted 1885"e;, "e;Rules of the New England League"e;, "e;Rules for the New York League"e;, "e;Rules of Massachusetts League"e;, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are now republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.