Don t Pee in the Wetsuit

Don t Pee in the Wetsuit
Author: Michelle Elaine Kennedy
Pages: 218
ISBN: 0692703950
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Release: 2016-07-20
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Michelle Kennedy watched live coverage of a fiery, multi-car accident for an entire day before recognizing her father's Chevy pickup pinned between the two semi-trucks. A television news reporter at the time, she narrowly avoided being assigned to cover the collision that killed her father. Suddenly a part of the news she'd reported on for years, Kennedy longed to run away from broadcasting, her life, and looped images of her father's body underneath a yellow tarp. Blending reverent reflection with rollicking adventure, Don't Pee in the Wetsuit is a travel memoir about Kennedy's attempt to sift through an unresolved relationship with her dad on a six-month trip around the world. Gallivanting through eleven countries with a best friend, Kennedy loses her clothes in Costa Rica, swims with bull sharks in Australia, gets scolded for peeing in her wetsuit on a cave tour in New Zealand, and overindulges on food, wine, and foreign men. Writing on the road, she struggles to forgive her father's shortcomings and make peace with losing the first love of her life.

Surf s Up

Surf s Up
Author: Louise Southerden
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307491497
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Release: 2009-01-21
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

CATCH THE WAVE Have you always thought surfing looks like so much fun but lacked the confidence to try it? Do you dream of having sun-bleached hair and surf-toned arms? Maybe you’d like to join those surfers you watch from the comfort of your beach towel? With women’s surfing booming as never before, now is the perfect time to grab a board and get out there! If you’re a girl who longs to mix it up with the boys in the surf, carve graceful lines across the face of a wave, and feel the exhilaration of surfing, this book is for you. Surf’s Up has it all, including • what to look for when buying a surfboard • how to find the right waves • how to paddle out, catch waves, stand up, and turn your board • a colorful history of women’s surfing, from Gidget to Beachley • where to find North America’s dream surfing spots Writing with the passion that comes from living the surfing life for more than fifteen years, Louise Southerden brings her love of surfing to every page, offering a glimpse of surfing subculture, surf lingo, the rules of the waves, and helpful tips from other surfer girls who have survived the learning-to-surf journey. Surf’s Up is encouraging and empowering: a book no surfer girl should be without!

Don t Look Behind You

Don t Look Behind You
Author: Peter Allison
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781599218465
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Release: 2009-09-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Incredible true tales from a world-renowned safari guide and celebrated author Romantic notions aside, being a safari guide isn't always particularly enjoyable or glamorous. Quite often it is beset with challenges, like having to spend a night in a thorn tree with marauding hyenas below. But safari guide Peter Allison lives for such moments. Here, the author of the widely praised Whatever You Do, Don't Run details his time spent in safari camps not only in Botswana but also in South Africa, Mozambique, and Namibia—places he loves, despite how much it feels like they might just be trying to kill him. In Don't Look Behind You, Allison recounts adventures few would live to tell. Like the time he and a group of bored guides launched a makeshift raft into a foaming, flooded river teeming with hippos and crocodiles. Or the afternoon he heard monkeys telling him that a leopard was walking around the camp, and then realized the leopard was in his tent, with him in it. In addition to relating his encounters with animals, Allison shares the stories of those tourists who have long been pushing him toward early retirement. Normally respectful of all his fellow creatures no matter how many feet they have, Allison fantasizes about leaving one in particular behind on the Skeleton Coast, a place that receives less than half an inch of rain a year, and is patrolled by lions and hyenas. Join Peter Allison for another riveting, rollicking, behind-the-scenes dose of everyone's dream experience—going on safari—and come through amazed but, thankfully, without a scratch.

Dangerous Ground

Dangerous Ground
Author: David M. Salkin
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781682614419
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Release: 2017-07-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Finding a missing nuke in three and half million square miles of the dangerous South China Sea is a job that’s too big for anyone else—except The Team. The South China Sea is a dangerous place. China, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Brunei are all building artificial islands in an attempt to claim territorial waters. When the United States discovers that a long missing twenty-megaton nuclear bomb—a “Broken Arrow”—sits at six hundred feet, right next to the construction of a new island, The Team is dispatched to recover it. With Chinese fighter jets buzzing US Navy ships, ISIS fighters in Brunei preparing for an attack on Singapore, and two reporters from New Zealand begging for rescue from ISIS pursuers, it’s a mission that will test The Team. Posing as Canadian oilmen working on an offshore oil platform, The Team is tasked with recovering two nuclear weapons lost almost thirty years ago when a US bomber went down. The problem? Not only is Brunei building an artificial island right next to the wreck-site, they’re also harboring an ISIS training facility. Espionage, black ops, and politics blend for a volatile read in David Salkin’s newest Team thriller!

Scuba Fundamental

Scuba Fundamental
Author: Simon Pridmore
Pages: 206
ISBN: PKEY:6610000141678
Available:
Release: 2020-02-26
Editor: Sandsmedia via PublishDrive
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you do not yet scuba dive but are thinking of learning, then Scuba Fundamental - Start Diving the Right Way is for you. It takes you from the germ of the idea that you might like to try scuba diving up to the point where you have done around 20 dives. This is not your standard how-to scuba diving manual. It is very different. The purpose of Scuba Fundamental is not to teach you how to dive. A dive instructor will do that. But this book will make the learning process much easier. It will help you make the right choices and avoid the pitfalls that await new and uninformed divers coming into the sport.It will also set you well on the road to becoming a capable and competent lifelong diver. Scuba Fundamental tells you how to make sure you are prepared for a scuba diving course and what a good beginners course should entail. It tells you how to choose a good instructor, how to decide which operators to dive with after you have finished your course and what sort of dives you should be doing when you first start diving. You will learn the many ways in which diving will change your life and also acquire some extremely valuable advice on the etiquette involved in the sport. Throughout the book and especially in the chapter "It Happened to Me" you will be entertained, educated and encouraged by anecdotes from people who are now experienced divers but were once beginners too. There is also an entire section devoted to diving safety, much of which covers vitally important aspects of scuba diving that standard training manuals don't emphasise enough or even leave out completely. The book's message is: start scuba diving the right way and you will be relaxed and ready for the adventure. You will have more fun, make fewer mistakes and be confident in the fact that you are well informed, have made the best choices and have spent your money wisely. Scuba Fundamental is a unique, reliable and essential guide: one that you can trust completely and follow during this formative phase of your scuba diving life. "I wish I had had this book to read when I learned to dive. I remember being totally confused." Robin Yao, Executive Editor, EZDIVE magazine "This is the book divers should give to friends when they say they want to learn to scuba dive." Ian Thomas, Scuba Instructor Trainer

The Girl s Guide to Surfing

The Girl s Guide to Surfing
Author: Andrea McCloud
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781452108988
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Release: 2011-07-22
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Girl's Guide to Surfing delivers all a girl needs to score the wave of her choice. The surfing population has recently exploded, and women are in the water more than ever. For all these hearty souls, author Andrea McCloud delivers down-to-earth instruction and indispensable advice. Find out what kind of surf equipment is specifically right for women and how to get it. Learn how to read local breaks and tides for catching the right wave at the right spot. Get the lowdown on surf etiquette to avoid getting yelled at, or worse, crashing into someone. And hear war stories from the pros about how they learned to surf, how they conquer fear, and what it's like to pull into a fat tube. Featuring loads of informative illustrations, sidebars, and tips, The Girl's Guide to Surfing is the bible for any girl who wants to catch a wave.

Surf Diva

Surf Diva
Author: Izzy Tihanyi,Coco Tihanyi
Pages: 242
ISBN: 0156029863
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Release: 2005
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The founders of a surf school for women provide both a practical how-to guide to the sport of surfing and a witty look at the surfing lifestyle, integrating advice from professional surfers, personal testimonials and reflections, and tips on how to stay safe while having fun as it covers such topics as how to find the perfect surfboard, recover from a wipeout, or enjoy the spirituality of the ocean. Original.

Tough is Not Enough

Tough is Not Enough
Author: Steve Posselt
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780980613735
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Release: 2020-08-01
Editor: Ebono Institute
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“It echoed around my head. The carbon wing blade flexed in the water as I thrust like a man possessed. Past the point of no return, I was above the log jam. A broken blade, maybe even a missed stroke and that could be my last. The river was rough, it was ugly and I was bouncing like a cork.” Lovers of adventure will thrill at the task Steve Posselt set himself on the biggest kayak trip of his life. Up the Mississippi, through the canals of the US and the UK, down the Thames, across the channel and up the Seine to Paris. Crazy? Steve Posselt is a climate warrior, determined to raise the awareness of climate chaos and its impact on our daily lives. He set off from Canberra in January 2015 to drag his kayak through three continents and attend the Paris Climate Conference officially known as COP21. This is the story of what he learned about himself on the way. It is also the story of despair and redemption as a buoyant, enthusiastic movement embraced him when he finally returned home. A must read for every climate activist, adventurer and their friends.

How to Grow Your Business Faster Than Your Competitor

How to Grow Your Business Faster Than Your Competitor
Author: Sharon Jurd
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781742983462
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Release: 2013-08-01
Editor: Global Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

International author, business owner, speaker, coach and business growth specialist Sharon Jurd shares her secrets to transforming your life. Having grown businesses to 6 figure incomes within the first 12 months, Sharon will take you by the hand and show you how easy it is to control your time, money and life. Read this book and you will have the knowledge, skills and tools to grow your business faster than you ever thought possible. You'll learn: * The essential steps to overcome chaos in your business * Powerful proven steps to financial freedom, that every business owner needs to know * How to create more time, more money, more life * A breakthrough system that allows you to work less and make more money. * Fast, simple tactics to keep your clients for life * Easy to follow methods to cause a stampede of new clients * 5 key habits of profit driven business owners "If you are a business owner who is determined to create a better business and a better life this book is a must read." Pat Mesiti, International Author and Motivational Speaker

The Ocean

The Ocean
Author: Chris Dixon,Jeremy K. Spencer
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781452162034
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Release: 2021-06-29
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Ocean: A Handbook is a treasure trove of information and inspiration for anyone with an abiding love for the ocean. This beautiful book features short-subject deep dives on topics like science, sailing, kayaking, surfing, diving, survival, and much more. From experienced seafarers to ocean novices, for those about to ride their first wave, stand-up paddle on a dive, find a simple "one pan" galley recipe, or identify a bird that landed on the bow, The Ocean is rich with how-to advice and instruction. • Features expert consultation and entertaining asides about the sea • Filled with more than 200 informative and evocative illustrations • A compilation of miscellany and delight for the ocean lover In The Ocean, a sense of respect and wonder for the ocean come together under a foil-stamped and textured cover. This book is the go-to guide for anyone captivated by the wonder, power, and mystery of the sea. • An entertaining, authoritative, and captivating guide to all activities involving the sea • The ultimate book for sailors, fishers, surfers, beachcombers, and ocean lovers everywhere • Perfect for people who live in coastal areas, those who love the ocean, sailing, and ships • You'll love this book if you love books like SAS Survival Handbook by John Wiseman, Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden, and Cabin Porn by Beaver Brook.

Flushed

Flushed
Author: Andrew Daddo
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9780734412768
Available:
Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: Lothian Children's Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fergus is trying to cut it on the ice, let his dad win at the backyard cricket, look cool in goggles and flippers, and impress Winona in the school play. But the rules keep changing! His life is like a reality TV show and any minute it'll be time to go. He's even got an epitaph ready for his tombstone: 'Here lies Fergus Kipper, who would have kicked the goal, if the big fella hadn't decided to come and take his soul'. People are playing games on and off the field and if Fergus doesn't score he'll be dead, dog meat, flushed! And you'll die laughing.

Chemistry in the Marketplace

Chemistry in the Marketplace
Author: Ben Selinger,Russell Barrow
Pages: 552
ISBN: 9781486303342
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Release: 2017-06-01
Editor: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chemicals are everywhere. Many are natural and safe, others synthetic and dangerous. Or is it the other way around? Walking through the supermarket, you might ask yourself: Should I be eating organic food? Is that anti-wrinkle cream a gimmick? Is it worth buying BPA-free plastics? This new edition of Chemistry in the Marketplace provides fresh explanations, fascinating facts and funny anecdotes about the serious science in the products we buy and the resources we use. It might even save you some money. With chapters on the chemistry found in different parts of our home, in the backyard and in the world around us, Ben Selinger and Russell Barrow explain how things work, where marketing can be deceptive and what risks you should really be concerned about. Chemistry in the Marketplace is a valuable resource for university lecturers, high school teachers and students of chemistry and chemistry related subjects and disciplines, such as biochemistry, microbiology and science in society.

Scuba Compendium

Scuba Compendium
Author: Simon Pridmore
Pages: 1200
ISBN: PKEY:6610000305278
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Release: 2021-08-23
Editor: Simon Pridmore
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Only available in e-book form, this is the presentation in one volume of four books in Simon Pridmore's Scuba series: Scuba Fundamental, Scuba Confidential, Scuba Exceptional and Scuba Professional. In musical terms, Scuba Compendium is a re-mastering and repackaging of the original albums rather than a greatest hits or a Best of compilation. The books were written and published over a period of eight years and each book was designed for divers at a particular point in their diving life. Listed in the order they were written, the audience for Scuba Confidential was the general population of divers; Scuba Professional was for those thinking of making a career out of the sport; Scuba Fundamental was for non-divers and beginners and Scuba Exceptional was for more experienced divers. The idea was not to create a series. It just turned out that way. A number of topics merited inclusion for multiple groups of readers - rebreathers and surface safety for example - which meant that there was some unavoidable overlap between the individual books. In Scuba Compendium, the text and chapters have been cleaned up and streamlined to remove any unnecessary repetition and improve continuity. Apart from this, nothing is missing from the four original books and the only new material is an introductory chapter on the philosophy behind the Scuba series. So, if you already own all the books in the Scuba series, from a content point of view you have no need to buy this one. However, from a reference point of view, some readers may find it an advantage to have these four books in one volume where every word or phrase in the series is easily searchable on an e-reader. They are arranged here in the order in which they make sense as a series, following the path from beginner to diver to experienced diver to expert. Scuba Compendium covers the full gamut of the sport diving experience and is a resource that will accompany a scuba diver throughout their career in the sport, wherever it takes them, to be dipped back into from time to time whenever necessary. If you only own one or two books in the series, then you may find Scuba Compendium well worthwhile for another reason too. For instance, if you are not a beginner, you may think you don't need to read Scuba Fundamental, but many experienced divers have found it useful and entertaining. Also, Scuba Professional introduces a number of topics, such as real risk awareness and constructive paranoia, which are just as relevant for amateur divers as they are for professionals. Although the title makes it sound as if Scuba Professional is only for instructors, this is certainly not the case. And, of course, if you have not yet bought any of these four Scuba series books, then this is a great option to buy all of them together with just one click. "Scuba Fundamental is a great book! Simon Pridmore is to be congratulated for this insightful, interesting and honest introduction to scuba diving. He tells it as it is!" John Lippmann, Divers Alert Network "If PADI's Open-Water manual is the Bible of scuba diving, consider this the New Testament." David Espinosa, Editor in Chief, Sport Diver magazines "I so wish Scuba Exceptional had existed when I was in the early days of my diving life nearly 30 years ago!" Phil Short, explorer and pioneer "There is quite simply nothing like Scuba Professional. It is the ultimate backstage pass into the business of scuba." Jill Heinerth, explorer and filmmaker

The Scuba Snobs Guide to Diving Etiquette

The Scuba Snobs  Guide to Diving Etiquette
Author: Debbie,Dennis Jacobson
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9781463403461
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Release: 2011-06-03
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Scuba Snobs Guide to Diving Etiquette is filled with humorous to hilarious stories illustrating the need for rules of etiquette for scuba divers, above and below the water. The tips for divers are spot on, the stories entertaining, and the net result is a delightful little read that anyone, not only divers, can enjoy. From packing to puking, swim wear to story telling, boats to buoyancy, the authors stories and rules illuminate every facet of diving and dive travel. This book is fresh, insightful, entertaining and not too long. And it is, in fact "Seriously Funny! and Mostly True!" just like the cover says.

The King of Trash

The King of Trash
Author: Donald Willerton
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781948749459
Available:
Release: 2019-07-15
Editor: SCB Distributors
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The plague of homelessness runs through it like a pulsing vein. There is murder—and bodies galore. There is unhesitating genocide. There is an escape from certain death that will haunt you. And yet The King of Trash is a story of tenderness, of ethical struggle, and of deeply bonded humanity. In his latest novel—and his first to move beyond the highly successful Mogi Franklin middle-reader mysteries—author Don Willerton intertwines modern-day themes of transcendent importance through a unique and intriguing tale of mystery, adventure, and courage. Early readers have sometimes had nightmares, but yet The King of Trash is ultimately redeemed by its heart. It begins with a newspaper reporter setting out to interview a former school mate who’s now become one of the world greatest scientists—and one of its richest men. Before long, though, we are enmeshed in a web of awful and expedient “facts” building to a twenty-first-century morality tale in which no one can escape the hard and bitter decisions of the “real” world. And yet at the end, we learn, is the one central truth, the only remnant left to sustain Willerton’s fascinating and vivid characters—and all the rest of us alive on Earth as well.

Zac Mia

Zac   Mia
Author: A. J. Betts
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9780544331648
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Release: 2014
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A U.S. release of an award-winning book from Australia follows the relationship between a leukemia survivor and the not-so-stoic cancer patient new friend whom he cannot forget after they are released from the hospital. 20,000 first printing.

Zac and Mia

Zac and Mia
Author: A. J. Betts
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780544453272
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“When I was little I believed in Jesus and Santa, spontaneous combustion, and the Loch Ness monster. Now I believe in science, statistics, and antibiotics.” So says seventeen-year-old Zac Meier during a long, grueling leukemia treatment in Perth, Australia. A loud blast of Lady Gaga alerts him to the presence of Mia, the angry, not-at-all-stoic cancer patient in the room next door. Once released, the two near-strangers can’t forget each other, even as they desperately try to resume normal lives. The story of their mysterious connection drives this unflinchingly tough, tender novel told in two voices.

Triathlon for the Every Woman

Triathlon for the Every Woman
Author: Meredith Atwood
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780738285443
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Release: 2019-03-12
Editor: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You Are a Badass for aspiring triathletes: a practical and inspiring guide to getting off the couch and on the trail to race your first -- or 50th -- triathlon When Meredith Atwood first shared her journey from tired, overworked wife and mom to successful triathlete, her story resonated with women everywhere, online at SwimBikeMom.com and in the first edition of Triathlon for the Every Woman. Now with her own IRONMAN finishes, experience, and triathlon coaching expertise, Meredith is back with even more wisdom. In this fully revised edition, Atwood not only shares how she went from the couch to an IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon in just over a year, but also shares the latest expertise from coaches, nutritionists, and athletes on each component of the triathlon: swimming, biking, and running. With compact training plans, the most current nutrition advice, updated resources, and the latest information on long-distance racing, this new edition has all you need to make your triathlon goals a reality.

Blue

Blue
Author: Lisa Glass
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781623654153
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Release: 2015-05-05
Editor: Quercus
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Surfing is sixteen-year-old Iris's world, and when the ultra-talented Zeke walks into her life, it soon becomes her passion. Over one amazing summer, as she is drawn into his sphere, she experiences love, new friendships, but also loss, with an intensity she never dreamed of. But is Zeke all he seems? What hides beneath his glamorous and mysterious past? When Iris decides to try for her own surfing success, just as her ex-boyfriend comes back into her life, she will test her talent, and her feelings for Zeke, to the limit...

This Thing called Scuba

This Thing called Scuba
Author: Tom Leaird
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1462838669
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Release: 2010-01-26
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author takes a fresh look at the recreational activity of scuba diving including a bit of history, changes that have taken place in the oceans, dumb things divers do, and many personal experiences from diving throughout the world.