Don’t Pee in the Wetsuit
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|Author||: Michelle Elaine Kennedy|
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.
|Author||: Louise Southerden|
|Editor||: Ballantine Books|
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!
|Author||: Peter Allison|
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield|
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.
|Author||: Chris Dixon,Jeremy K. Spencer|
|Editor||: Chronicle Books|
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.
|Author||: Simon Pridmore|
|Editor||: Sandsmedia via PublishDrive|
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
|Author||: Taj Burrow|
|Editor||: Rolling Youth Press|
By 1998, aged 21, Taj Burrow was the number 2 rated surfer in the world. Raised in the WA town of Yallingup, Taj has become the hottest property in surfing. His bio film, Montaj, was voted by Surfer magazine as the best surf movie in the world - so who better to teach you how to surf? TB's Book of Hot Surfing will teach you absolutely everything you'll need to know, from buying your first board and waxing it to your first real turns to crazy air tricks like alley oops and flips. And that's not all! Mixed into this fabulously produced full-colour book are tons of photo sequences, TB's tips on surfing and life (how to avoid being a racist, better tables manners etc), TB's surf-speak and an often hilarious stash of personal anecdotes. The most complete surfing how-to guide ever produced, this will become a must-have for surfers and would-be surfers everywhere.
|Author||: Bill McCausland|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
It Came by Loss is a tale about Pete Gordon at the hospital bed of his charismatic mother as he struggles with her demise from alcoholic liver failure. An attraction with a nurse draws Pete to reveal his vulnerabilities. Pete is haunted by the tragic death of his friend, Alf, when the men surfed monster waves. Petes position at a marine center involves a research trip with unstable Dr. Fields. Pete and his new girlfriend advise against diving after a violent squall. Fields is lost at night. Pete rescues him in the dramatic ferocity of the sea. Form his connection with Valerie, Pete rises from the tragedies of his past.
|Author||: Derek Rielly,Sam Mcintosh|
A book that defines the importance of surfing to the Australian psyche with a far-ranging look at the surfers, the boards, the beaches and the surfwear that have shaped the sport for generations. After its 'discovery' in the pacific the Australians and Americans adopted surfing as a sport of choice, their long ocean-facing coastlines providing ample opportunity for experimentation and development. Only a Surfer knows the Feeling captures the essence of the sport and how Australians and Australian companies such as Billabong have been a leading force in building the surf culture of today. Beautifully designed and illustrated throughout with fantastic action photography, this is a book no surfer will want to be without.
|Author||: Doug Hornig|
|Editor||: Macmillan Reference USA|
When he discovers a drowned man while scuba diving with Patricia Ryan, private investigator Loren Swift, convinced that the death was not an accident, embarks on a search that leads him to a psychic research organization