Born to Run

Ein vergessenes Volk und das Geheimnis der besten und glücklichsten Läufer der Welt
Author: Christopher McDougall
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641043360
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 400
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Originell, faszinierend, abenteuerlich: ein Journalist auf der Suche nach dem letzten Geheimnis des Sports Seine Passion: das Laufen, sein Beruf: das Schreiben. Christopher McDougall suchte eine Antwort auf eine vermeintlich einfache Frage: Warum tut mir mein Fuß weh? Wie er sind Millionen von Hobbyläufern mindestens einmal im Jahr ernsthaft verletzt. Nach unzähligen Zyklen des Dauerschmerzes, der Kortisonspritzen und immer neuer Hightech-Sportschuhen stand McDougall kurz davor, zu kapitulieren und die Diagnose der Mediziner ein für alle Mal hinzunehmen: „Sie sind einfach nicht zum Laufen gemacht.“ Stattdessen hat sich der Journalist weit abseits der kostspieligen Empfehlungen von Ärzten und Ausrüstern auf eine abenteuerliche Reise zu den geheimnisvollsten und besten Läufern der Welt begeben. Eine Reise, die McDougall in die von Mythen erfüllten Schluchten der Copper Canyons in Mexiko führen sollte, wo ein Volk lebt, das sich seit Jahrhunderten unter extremen Bedingungen seine Lebensweise bewahrt hat. Die Tarahumara verkörpern den menschlichen Bewegungsdrang in seiner reinsten und faszinierendsten Form. Laufen über lange Strecken ist für sie so selbstverständlich wie atmen. Was wussten sie, was McDougall nicht wusste? In seiner Reportage geht er den vergessenen Geheimnissen der Tarahumara nach. Er verbindet lebendiges Infotainment über neueste evolutionsbiologische und ethnologische Erkenntnisse mit zahlreichen, inspirierenden Porträts von Menschen, die sich – egal, ob sie zum Spaß das Death Valley durchqueren oder einen Ultramarathon in den Rocky Mountains absolvieren – eines bewahrt haben: die Freude daran, laufen zu können wie ein Kind. Einfach immer weiter. Denn in Wahrheit, so McDougalls Fazit, sind wir alle zum Laufen geboren.

Born to Run

Ein vergessenes Volk und das Geheimnis der besten und glücklichsten Läufer der Welt
Author: Christopher McDougall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783453603691
Category:
Page: 436
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Born to Run

The hidden tribe, the ultra-runners, and the greatest race the world has never seen
Author: Christopher McDougall
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 184765228X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 287
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At the heart of Born to Run lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in 1993, one of them, aged 57, came first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals. A small group of the world's top ultra-runners (and the awe-inspiring author) make the treacherous journey into the canyons to try to learn the tribe's secrets and then take them on over a course 50 miles long. With incredible energy and smart observation, McDougall tells this story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner. Travelling to labs at Harvard, Nike, and elsewhere, he comes across an incredible cast of characters, including the woman who recently broke the world record for 100 miles and for her encore ran a 2:50 marathon in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark.

Summary and Analysis of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Based on the Book by Christopher McDougall
Author: Worth Books
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504044045
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 30
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Born to Run tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Christopher McDougall’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Born to Run by Christopher McDougall includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Born to Run by Christopher McDougall: Christopher McDougall’s New York Times–bestselling Born to Run brought the underground sport of distance running to the forefront of American conversation, spurring trends like barefoot running and chia seeds’ recognition as a superfood. Centering around two long-distance races, the second of which McDougall intends to run, the book is written in a distinctly Gonzo journalism–style. The author focuses on the Tarahumara, an ancient tribe of runners that lives isolated in Mexico’s Copper Canyons, but he also pulls in plenty of other characters, past and present, and explores the biological reasons we are all born to run. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Ethnic Dress in the United States

A Cultural Encyclopedia
Author: Annette Lynch,Mitchell D. Strauss
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0759121508
Category: Design
Page: 336
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A concise and systematic exploration of 150 distinct items of ethnic dress, their history, and their cultural significance within the United States.

The Chia Seed Diet

Simple Suggestions for Adding This Superfood to Your Diet
Author: Bud E. Smith,Paul Plotkin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1615645314
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 320
View: 6348
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Chia isn't just for pets anymore! Chia is an edible seed that is high in protein, fiber, antioxidants, and Omega-3 and is gluten free. People are discovering its many benefits, including lowering blood pressure, helping with weight loss, improving heart and brain function, and reducing glucose levels. In Idiot's Guide®: The Chia Seed Diet, readers get: 150 recipes for making delicious chia teas, smoothies, breads, desserts, sauces, and more. Tips on adding chia to just about any meal in a way that harmonizes tastes and textures. The optimal amount of chia to incorporate into the diet to maximize benefits and avoid possible side-effects. A two-week sample meal plan showing how easy and delicious it can be to incorporate chia seeds into the diet. Advice on buying chia locally and online, or growing it oneself, plus a guide to prepackaged chia foods.

The Olympics and Philosophy


Author: Heather L. Reid,Michael W. Austin
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813140714
Category: Philosophy
Page: 308
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It is said the champions of the ancient Olympic Games received a crown of olive leaves, symbolizing a divine blessing from Nike, the winged goddess of victory. While the mythology of the ancient games has come to exemplify the highest political, religious, community, and individual ideals of the time, the modern Olympic Games, by comparison, are widely known as an international, bi-annual sporting event where champions have the potential to earn not only glory for their country, but lucrative endorsement deals and the perks of worldwide fame. The Olympics and Philosophy examines the Olympic Movement from a variety of theoretical perspectives to uncover the connection between athleticism and philosophy for a deeper appreciation of the Olympic Pillars of Sport, Environment, and Culture. While today's Olympic champions are neither blessed by the gods nor rewarded with wreaths of olive, the original spirit and ancient ideals of the Olympic Movement endure in its modern embodiment. Editors Heather L. Reid and Michael W. Austin have assembled a team of international scholars to explore topics such as the concept of excellence, ethics, doping, gender, and race. Interweaving ancient and modern Olympic traditions, The Olympics and Philosophy considers the philosophical implications of the Games' intersection with historical events and modern controversy in a unique analysis of tradition and the future of the Olympiad.

Power and Inequality in Interpersonal Relations


Author: Vladimir Shlapentokh,Eric Beasley
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412855489
Category: Social Science
Page: 220
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This book explores interpersonal situations in which weak or vulnerable people find themselves and the ways in which others help create, sustain, and eradicate such social dynamics. Vladimir Shlapentokh and Eric Beasley demonstrate that people can gain power over each other and then abuse this power because of unequal resource conditions. The authors define resources as the means necessary for satisfaction or achievement of needs or goals, such as wealth, physical strength, intellectual capacity and information, sexual attractiveness, and status. This volume is different from existing social science books on inequality and vulnerability, which address relations between people of different social positions, races, genders, ages, and places of residence confronting each other in political, economic, and cultural battles. This book focuses on people who become the victims of those whom they know personally—relatives, colleagues, neighbors. The authors argue that unequal resource distribution among members of social units is the main cause of conflict and ultimately creates situations where members of a social unit can abuse other members of the same unit.

Sports Hypnosis in Practice

Scripts, strategies and Case Examples
Author: Joseph Tramontana
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1845907302
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 200
View: 7737
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This book offers new strategies and scripts for hypnotherapists, sports counsellors and sports psychologists working with athletes to help them achieve their peak performance. A major focus of the book is that the therapist does not necessarily need to be familiar with the sport or activity to serve as a "mental coach" to the athlete. The athlete is instructed that the goal is not to improve the mechanics of their performance (that is left up to their coaches) but, rather, to help them to relax, concentrate and focus so that they fulfill their maximum potential. They learn not to let the mental side of their game trip up the physical side, but rather to enhance it.

Write Choices

Elements of Nonfiction Storytelling
Author: Sue Hertz
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483322629
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
View: 3181
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Developing nonfiction writers at any stage of their career Write Choices: Elements of Nonfiction Storytelling helps writers cultivate their nonfiction storytelling skills by exploring the universal decisions writers confront when crafting any kind of factual narrative. Rather than isolating various forms of narrative nonfiction into categories or genres, Sue Hertz focuses on examining the common choices all true storytellers encounter, whether they are writing memoir, literary journalism, personal essays, or travel essays. And since today’s writers are no longer confined to paper, Write Choices also includes digital storytelling options, and how writers can employ technology to enhance their narratives. Integrating not only her own insights and experience as a journalist, nonfiction book author, and writing instructor, but also those of other established nonfiction storytellers, both print and digital, Hertz aims to guide writers through key decisions to tell the best story possible. Blending how-to instruction with illuminating examples and commentaries drawn from original interviews with master storytellers, Write Choices is a valuable resource for all nonfiction writers, from essayists to memoirists to literary journalists, at any stage of their career.

Eating Dirt

Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe
Author: Charlotte Gill
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
ISBN: 1553657934
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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• Winner of the BC National Award for Non-Fiction • Nominated for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and the 2011 Hilary Weston Writer's Trust Award. During Charlotte Gill’s 20 years working as a tree planter she encountered hundreds of clear-cuts, each one a collision site between human civilization and the natural world, a complicated landscape presenting geographic evidence of our appetites. Charged with sowing the new forest in these clear-cuts, tree planters are a tribe caught between the stumps and the virgin timber, between environmentalists and loggers. In Eating Dirt, Gill offers up a slice of tree-planting life in all of its soggy, gritty exuberance while questioning the ability of conifer plantations to replace original forests, which evolved over millennia into intricate, complex ecosystems. Among other topics, she also touches on the boom-and-bust history of logging and the versatility of wood, from which we have devised countless creations as diverse as textiles and airplane parts. She also eloquently evokes the wonder of trees, our slowest-growing “renewable” resource and joyously celebrates the priceless value of forests and the ancient, ever-changing relationship between humans and trees.

Orthopedics, An Issue of Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice,


Author: George G.A. Pujalte
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 032326123X
Category: Medical
Page: 16
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This issue of Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice features expert clinical reviews on Orthopedics which includes current information on . The Preparticipation Physical Examination, Exercise Prescription, Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoarthritis, Evaluation and Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy, Choosing the Right Diagnostic Imaging Modality in Musculoskeletal Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Chest Pain, Evaluation and Treatment of Rotator Cuff Pathology, Evaluation and Treatment of Sternoclavicular, Clavicular, and Acromioclavicular Injuries, Evaluation and Treatment of Upper Extremity Nerve Entrapment Syndromes, Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Musculoskeletal Medicine, Evaluation and Treatment of Biking and Running Injuries, Common Injections in Musculoskeletal Medicine, and Considerations in Footwear and Orthotics.

World Sports: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook
Author: Maylon Hanold
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598847791
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
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This book covers a wide range of issues and controversies within the world of sports—including drug use, economics, ethics, ethnicity, gender, globalization, politics, race, sexuality, and technology—from both a U.S. and global perspective. • A chronology of important events or innovations in sports • A list of important sports organizations with descriptions of each • A glossary of relevant terms such as "blood doping"

Eat Move Sleep

How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes
Author: Tom Rath
Publisher: Missionday, LLC
ISBN: 193971401X
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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Once in a while, a book comes along that changes how you think, feel, and act every day. In Eat Move Sleep, #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Rath delivers a book that will improve your health for years to come. While Tom’s bestsellers on strengths and well-being have already inspired more than 5 million people in the last decade, Eat Move Sleep reveals his greatest passion and expertise. Quietly managing a serious illness for more than 20 years, Tom has assembled a wide range of information on the impact of eating, moving, and sleeping. Written in his classic conversational style, Eat Move Sleep features the most proven and practical ideas from his research. This remarkably quick read offers advice that is comprehensive yet simple and often counterintuitive but always credible. Eat Move Sleep will help you make good decisions automatic — in all three of these interconnected areas. With every bite you take, you will make better choices. You will move a lot more than you do today. And you will sleep better than you have in years. More than a book, Eat Move Sleep is a new way to live.

Book Lust to Go

Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers
Author: Nancy Pearl
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1570617015
Category: Travel
Page: 320
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Adventure is just a book away as best-selling author Nancy Pearl returns with recommended reading for more than 120 destinations around the globe. Book Lust To Go connects the best fiction and nonfiction to particular destinations, whether your bags are packed or your armchair is calling. With stops from Texas to Timbuktu, Nancy Pearl's reading recommendations will send you on your way.

Ultramarathon Man


Author: Dean Karnazes
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3864132576
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 278
View: 9861
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1600 Kilometer - in 10 Tagen - zu Fuß! Unmöglich? Nicht für Ultramarathon-Läufer. Denn: Für diese ist ein normaler Marathon nur Aufwärmübung. Sie laufen 50-Meilen-Rennen, 100-Meilen-Rennen und mehr. Sie laufen über 24 Stunden ohne Rast und ohne Schlaf. Sie treiben ihren Körper, ihren Geist und ihren Willen weit über das äußerste Maß an Schmerzen und Strapazen hinaus. Warum? Läuferlegende Dean Karnazes hat in seinem Buch seine ganz persönliche Lauf-Geschichte aufgeschrieben. Ein mitreißender, emotionaler Bericht, der nicht nur einen Einblick in das Seelen- und Trainingsleben eines Extremsportlers gibt, sondern den Leser auch dazu motiviert, den Mut zu haben, die eigenen Träume zu leben.

The Best American Sports Writing 2014


Author: Glenn Stout,Christopher McDougall
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544301978
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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“Excellent . . . A no-brainer pickup for the sports collection.” — Booklist “An affirmation of the strong state of American sportswriting.” — Kirkus Reviews From more than 350 national, regional, and specialty publications and, increasingly, the top sports blogs, Christopher McDougall, best-selling author of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, hand-selected the very best sports journalism of the past year.

The Western Historical Quarterly


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Frontier and pioneer life
Page: N.A
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Handbuch des Helden

Auf der Suche nach den Geheimnissen von Kraft und Ausdauer
Author: Christopher McDougall
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641165849
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 432
View: 4658
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Das neue Buch von Bestsellerautor und Läufer-Guru Christopher McDougall Wie sehen echte Helden aus? Für Bestsellerautor und Läufer-Guru Christopher McDougall war klar: nicht wie die muskelbepackten Rohlinge aus Comics und Hollywoodstreifen. Inspiriert von den Überlebenskünstlern der griechischen Mythologie, wie Odysseus und Herkules, macht sich McDougall auf die Suche nach den Geheimnissen von Kraft und Ausdauer. Seine Erkenntnisse: Ein Held ist, wer zuerst an andere denkt, statt an die Lorbeeren; wer seinen Körper durch unterschiedliche Bewegungen – Laufen, Schwimmen, Klettern – fit hält, statt mit Hanteln den Bizeps zu stählen; wer aus den simplen Gaben der Natur die besten Produkte gewinnt, statt Geld für Ernährungsmoden zu verschwenden. McDougalls neue Reportage ist ein Handbuch für alle, die sich für Spaß an Bewegung und körperliche Gesundheit interessieren, denn, so sein Fazit: Der Stoff, aus dem die Helden sind, steckt in uns allen.

Talking Book Topics


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Talking books
Page: N.A
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