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Natural Born Heroes

Natural Born Heroes
The Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

by Christopher McDougall

  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release : 2015-04-16
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : 1847659330
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Chris McDougall stumbled across the story of Churchill's 'dirty tricksters', a motley crew of English poets and academics who helped resist the Nazi invasion of Crete, he knew he was on the track of something special. To beat the odds, the tricksters-starving, aging, outnumbered-tapped into an ancient style of fitness: the lost art of heroism. They listened to their instincts, replaced calories with stored bodily fat and used their fascia, the network of tissue which criss-crosses the body, to catapult themselves to superhuman strength and endurance. Soon McDougall was in the middle of a modern fitness revolution taking place everywhere from Parisian parkour routes to state-of-the-art laboratories, and based on the know-how of Shanghai street-fighters and Wild West gunslingers. Just as Born to Run got runners off the treadmill and into nature, Natural Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to dump the gym membership for cross-training, mud runs and free-running.

Natural Born Heroes

Natural Born Heroes
The Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

by Christopher McDougall

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015-04-01
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN : 9781781250129
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Everything you've been told about exercise is wrong. The author takes us to research laboratories in Germany, an assault course in the Brazilian jungle and Parisian parkour routes, exploding exercise myths (such as that fat prevents fitness - it's actually a brilliant energy source) and proving these techniques can be used by anyone, anywhere.

Natural Born Heroes

Natural Born Heroes
Mastering the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

by Christopher McDougall

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2015-04-14
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0307962288
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The best-selling author of Born to Run now travels to the Mediterranean, where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete, and ready to be unleashed in the muscles and minds of casual athletes and aspiring heroes everywhere. After running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in World War II plotted the daring abduction of a German general from the heart of the Nazi occupation. How did a penniless artist, a young shepherd, and a playboy poet believe they could carry out such a remarkable feat of strength and endurance, smuggling the general past thousands of Nazi pursuers, with little more than their own wits and courage to guide them? McDougall makes his way to the island to find the answer and retrace their steps, experiencing firsthand the extreme physical challenges the Resistance fighters and their local allies faced. On Crete, the birthplace of the classical Greek heroism that spawned the likes of Herakles and Odysseus, McDougall discovers the tools of the hero—natural movement, extraordinary endurance, and efficient nutrition. All of these skills, McDougall learns, are still practiced in far-flung pockets throughout the world today. More than a mystery of remarkable people and cunning schemes, Natural Born Heroes is a fascinating investigation into the lost art of the hero, taking us from the streets of London at midnight to the beaches of Brazil at dawn, from the mountains of Colorado to McDougall’s own backyard in Pennsylvania, all places where modern-day athletes are honing ancient skills so they’re ready for anything. Just as Born to Run inspired readers to get off the treadmill, out of their shoes, and into the natural world, Natural Born Heroes will inspire them to leave the gym and take their fitness routine to nature—to climb, swim, skip, throw, and jump their way to their own heroic feats.

Natural born heroes

Natural born heroes
A Book

by Christopher McDougall

  • Publisher : Edizioni Mondadori
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN : 8852082107
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Durante l'occupazione nazista dell'isola di Creta tre uomini apparentemente normalissimi riuscirono a portare a termine una missione impossibile facendo ricorso a eccezionali doti di resistenza fisica e mentale, forza e destrezza. Quelle stesse che i nostri antenati usavano quotidianamente per sopravvivere e che hanno lasciato in eredità a tutti noi. McDougall ripercorre le loro orme facendoci riscoprire i segreti di atleti eccezionali e raccontando le storie di persone ordinarie che hanno scoperto quanto potessero essere straordinarie.

Tian sheng shi ying xiong

Tian sheng shi ying xiong
how a daring band of misfits mastered the lost secrets of strength and endurance

by 麦克杜格尔

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 9787213083433
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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本书讲述:第二次世界大战期间,在克里特岛上,一群业余军人绑架了纳粹的一名将军.他们在群山中逃亡,经历了十几天的穿梭,最终逃离克里特岛.克里斯托弗·麦克杜格尔跟随着他们当年的足迹,一路探寻,在他们身上发现了英雄的天然基因.他又在现实中寻找,通过对自然法训练,耐力运动等的探索,找到了现代社会中的有用的训练方式.

Natural Born Heroes

Natural Born Heroes
WW II Memories from One North Carolina Neighborhood

by Bob Johnson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781570902369
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Born to Run

Born to Run
A Book

by Christopher McDougall

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2009-05-05
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0307271919
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run. An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.

Six Legs and Two Hearts

Six Legs and Two Hearts
A True Battle of the Beasts

by CHRISTOPHER. MCDOUGALL

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-10-10
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781781258262
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When barefoot running guru Christopher McDougall takes in a neglected donkey, his aim is to get Sherman back to reasonable health. But Sherman is ill-tempered, obstinate and uncooperative - and it's clear his poor treatment has made him deeply fearful of humans. Chris knows that donkeys need a purpose - they are working, pack animals - and so when he learns of the sport of Burro Racing or running with donkeys, he sets out to give Sherman something worth living for.With the aid of Chris's menagerie on his farm in rural Pennsylvania, his wife Mika and their friends and neighbours including the local Amish population, Sherman begins to build trust in Chris. To give him a purpose, they start to run together. But what Sherman gains in confidence and meaning is something we all need: a connection with nature, the outdoors, with movement. And as Chris learns, the side benefits of exercise and animal contact are surprising, helping with mental and physical health in unexpected ways.

Running with Sherman

Running with Sherman
The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion

by Christopher McDougall

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-05-07
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781781258279
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Christopher McDougall's new running partner, Sherman, is ill-tempered, obstinate, and often so uncooperative that Christopher leads him with a rope. Sherman is also a donkey. After rescuing Sherman from a neglectful owner and almost certain death, Christopher McDougall plunges into the world of Burro Racing -- running a marathon accompanied by a Donkey. His aim is to rehabilitate Sherman, to give him purpose, and to participate in the World Championship Pack Burro Race in Fairplay, Colorado, where Burro Racing was invented. But along the way, as McDougall learns how to care for his new companion and meets the men and women who have fallen in love with Burro Racing, he discovers how working with animals can teach profound lessons about what it means to be human.

Winning Westeros

Winning Westeros
How Game of Thrones Explains Modern Military Conflict

by Max Brooks,John Amble,ML Cavanaugh,Jaym Gates

  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 2019-09
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1640122389
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Set in the fictitious world of Westeros, the hit television series Game of Thrones chronicles the bitter and violent struggle between the realm’s noble dynasties for control of the Seven Kingdoms. But this beloved fantasy drama has just as much to say about the successful strategies and real-life warfare waged in our own time and place. Winning Westeros brings together more than thirty of today’s top military and strategic experts, including generals and admirals, policy advisors, counterinsurgency tacticians, science fiction and fantasy writers, and ground‐level military officers, to explain the strategy and art of war by way of the Game of Thrones saga. Each chapter of Winning Westeros provides a relatable, outside‐the‐box way to simplify and clarify the complexities of modern military conflict. A chapter on the doomed butcher’s boy whom Arya Stark befriends by World War Z author Max Brooks poignantly reminds us of the cruel fate that civilians face during times of war. Another chapter on Jaqen H’ghar and the faceless men of Bravos explores the pivotal roles that stealth and intelligence play in battle. Whether considering the diplomatic prowess of Tyrion Lannister, the defiant leadership style of Daenerys Targaryen, the Battle of the Bastards and the importance of reserves, Brienne of Tarth and the increased role of women in combat, or dragons as weapons of mass destruction, Winning Westeros gives fans of Game of Thrones and aspiring military minds alike an inspiring and entertaining means of understanding the many facets of modern warfare. It is a book as captivating and enthralling as Game of Thrones itself.

Heroes and Cowards

Heroes and Cowards
The Social Face of War

by Dora L. Costa,Matthew E. Kahn

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2010-09-02
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1400829755
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When are people willing to sacrifice for the common good? What are the benefits of friendship? How do communities deal with betrayal? And what are the costs and benefits of being in a diverse community? Using the life histories of more than forty thousand Civil War soldiers, Dora Costa and Matthew Kahn answer these questions and uncover the vivid stories, social influences, and crucial networks that influenced soldiers' lives both during and after the war. Drawing information from government documents, soldiers' journals, and one of the most extensive research projects about Union Army soldiers ever undertaken, Heroes and Cowards demonstrates the role that social capital plays in people's decisions. The makeup of various companies--whether soldiers were of the same ethnicity, age, and occupation--influenced whether soldiers remained loyal or whether they deserted. Costa and Kahn discuss how the soldiers benefited from friendships, what social factors allowed some to survive the POW camps while others died, and how punishments meted out for breaking codes of conduct affected men after the war. The book also examines the experience of African-American soldiers and makes important observations about how their comrades shaped their lives. Heroes and Cowards highlights the inherent tensions between the costs and benefits of community diversity, shedding light on how groups and societies behave and providing valuable lessons for the present day.

Uprising

Uprising
A Revolution of the Soul

by Erwin Raphael McManus

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2006-08-27
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 1418578363
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Warning: This book may not be for you! This book is dangerous! It is only for those who are ready to join an uprising?a revolution of the soul that will change an ordinary life into an extraordinary one. It is only for those who want something more out of life, who desire to tap into the divine potential that was placed in them at their creation. You were in God's imagination before you were ever born. All the talent, gifting, and creativity you possess was placed in you by God Himself. Can you imagine the things you could do, the impact you could have on the world, if you tapped into the dreams God has for your life? In Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul, Erwin Raphael McManus boldly invites you to join the revolution. He illuminates the desperate heart cry of every human being?"I want to live!"?and then serves as a guide on a quest to answer that cry. Find your true purpose and destiny in the pursuit of the passion and character of God. Be a part of a revolution that changes a life of imitation and mediocrity into one of passion and character . . . a radical revolt that will forever change the world!

Mousy Cats and Sheepish Coyotes

Mousy Cats and Sheepish Coyotes
The Science of Animal Personalities

by John Shivik

  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release : 2017-11-07
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0807071528
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A wildlife expert explores what science tells us about animals as unique individuals and why animal personality matters for the human-animal bond and for adaptation in nature. Why are some cats cuddly and others standoffish? Why are some dogs adventuresome, others homebodies? As any pet owner can attest, we feel that the animals we’ve formed bonds with are unique, as particular (and peculiar) as any human friend or loved one. Recent years have brought an increased understanding of animal intelligence and emotion. But is there a scientific basis for animal personality and individuality, or is this notion purely sentimental? It turns out that science has been reluctant to even broach the subject of individuality until recently. But now, a fundamental shift in scientific understanding is underway, as mainstream scientists begin to accept the idea that animals of all kinds—from beloved beasts like apes and birds to decidedly less cuddly creatures like crabs and spiders—do indeed have individual personalities. In Mousy Cats and Sheepish Coyotes, veteran wildlife expert Dr. John A. Shivik brings us stories from the front lines of this exciting new discipline. Drawing on his scientific training, as well as his storytelling gifts, Shivik serves as an accessible, humorous guide to the emerging body of research on animal personalities. Shivik accompanies researchers who are discovering that each wolf, bear, and coyote has an inherent tendency to favor either its aggressive nature or to shyly avoid conflicts. Some bluebirds are lovers, others are fighters. And some spiders prefer to be loners, while others are sociable. Unique personalities can be discovered in every corner of the animal kingdom—even among microscopic organisms. The array of personality types among all species is only beginning to be described and understood. As Shivik argues, animals’ unique personalities are important not only because they determine which animals we bond with. Individual animal traits are also fundamental but still inadequately understood drivers of evolution, adaptation, and species diversity. Ultimately, Mousy Cats and Sheepish Coyotes offers insight into the similarities humans share with animals and presents evidence of an unbroken biological connection from the smallest organisms to Homo sapiens.

New Morning Mercies

New Morning Mercies
A Book

by Paul Tripp

  • Publisher : Inter-Varsity Press
  • Release : 2014-11-21
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1783591889
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mornings can be tough. Sometimes, a hearty breakfast and strong cup of coffee just aren't enough. Instead, much-loved author Paul David Tripp aims to energize Christian readers with the most potent encouragement imaginable: the gospel. 365 devotional readings, each beginning with a compelling, gospel-centred tweet (in 140 characters or less), are followed by an extended meditation on a key thought for the day, to inspire reflection and prayer. Focused less on behaviour modification and more on helping people encounter the living God, this resource equips readers with the good news that they can trust in God's goodness, rely on his grace and live for his glory - day in and day out.

Men At War: What Fiction Tells us About Conflict, From The Iliad to Catch-22

Men At War: What Fiction Tells us About Conflict, From The Iliad to Catch-22
A Book

by Christopher Coker

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2014-05-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0190237996
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since Achilles first stormed into our imagination, literature has introduced its readers to truly unforgettable martial characters. In Men at War, Christopher Coker discusses some of the most famous of these fictional creations and their impact on our understanding of war and masculinity. Grouped into five archetypes-warriors, heroes, villains, survivors and victims-these characters range across 3000 years of history, through epic poems, the modern novel and one of the twentieth century's most famous film scripts. Great authors like Homer and Tolstoy show us aspects of reality invisible except through a literary lens, while fictional characters such as Achilles and Falstaff, Robert Jordan and Jack Aubrey, are not just larger than life; they are life's largeness-and this is why we seek them out. Although the Greeks knew that the lovers, wives and mothers of soldiers are the chief victims of battle, for the combatants, war is a masculine pursuit. Each of Coker's chapters explores what fiction tells us about war's appeal to young men and the way it makes- and breaks-them. The existential appeal of war too is perhaps best conveyed in fictional accounts, and these too are scrutinized by the author.

The Oliver Stone Encyclopedia

The Oliver Stone Encyclopedia
A Book

by James Michael Welsh,Donald M. Whaley

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN : 081088352X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The 'Oliver Stone encyclopedia' provides an overarching evaluation of Stone's work as a screenwriter, producer, and director. Each entry is followed by a bibliography of published sources, both in print and online.

Yoga for Sports Performance

Yoga for Sports Performance
A Guide for Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers and Bodyworkers

by Jim Harrington

  • Publisher : Singing Dragon
  • Release : 2021-05-21
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0857013629
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many sports people are interested in trying yoga techniques in the hope of improved flexibility, strength, breathing and concentration, but many can be prevented from optimal results due to a lack of understanding on the part of yoga teachers of the specific physical requirements of their sport. This is a manual for professionals who work with athletes of all disciplines and shows them how to adapt yoga practice for swimmers, cyclists, runners, tennis players and more. This bridge between evidence-based modern sports medicine and the ancient practices of yoga, provides solid training guidance as well as offers psychological wisdom to help control and refine the actions of the mind. Essential reading for yoga therapists and teachers, athletic coaches and bodywork professionals who work with athletes.

To Christopher

To Christopher
From a Father to His Son

by Frank Fiore

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2001-11-06
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9781469701776
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Under the guise of a book to my adolescent son, I've written one for adults. It guides the reader on a journey through the values, hopes and promises of the last three generations. Through personal experiences, teaching stories, and the social and cultural history of the last 100 years, I discuss with Christopher the values we must hold for the future and why we are here. I hoped that the book may act as both sage words for the reader and a valuable guide to Christopher as he grows up.

The Complete Parkhurst Tales

The Complete Parkhurst Tales
Behind the Locked Gates of Britain's Toughest Jails

by Norman Parker

  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Release : 1995-03-16
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1857828291
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Revealing the secret world of one of Britain's highest security jails as no one on the outside could possibly imagine, Norman Parker has spent over half his life in prison. He was released from prison after 23 continuous years in prison. From his arrival in Parkhurst in the early 1970s as a category-A prisoner, he mixed with some of Britain's hardest cases. Parkhurst is immensely tough. But Norman Parker has one special quality that helped sustain him there - he is a natural observer of the human condition. There at close quarters he encountered: gangsters, such as Reg and Ron Kray and Eddie Richardson; armed robbers, including Great Train Robber Buster Edwards; characters such as Billy G, a well-known London club owner who went robbing with John McVicar; and "Lambo" Rony Lambrianou of the Krays, as well as a host of others who would prove that Parkhurst itself was such a dangerous place that you had to watch out for your life.

Primal

Primal
Why We Long to Be Wild and Free

by Nate Summers

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2019-10-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1493044648
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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TV survival shows and survival schools are more popular than ever; Paleo diets are proving to be more than just a passing trend; and free-range parenting is gaining steady momentum. So in an age when living in a modern society often equates to comfort and ease, why is it that we are so interested in these primal aspects of being human when they are no longer really necessary? Why are we still so fascinated with making fire or stone tools in this social media-driven digital age? Why are we urging our children to run back out into the wild? The answer to all of these questions—to why we seek out the natural world—stares us in the mirror every day: We long to fulfill our natural destiny as upright-walking hunter-gatherer-nomads. It’s who we are. Primal explores the natural human desire—the primal desire—to fulfill our original design. From the telling of anecdotes and stories from author Nate Summer’s twenty years as a survival specialist to conversations with world-renown survival and human nature specialists to digging into the rewilding and free-range parenting trends, Nate explores how humans have—and continue to—pursue “survival” situations to fulfill their deep, soulful longings.