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The harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole, one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age. In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, after battling its way through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men. When their ship was finally crushed between two ice floes, they attempted a near-impossible journey over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization. In Endurance, the definitive account of Ernest Shackleton's fateful trip, Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the harrowing and miraculous voyage that has defined heroism for the modern age.

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Genre : History
Author : Alfred Lansing
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2014-04-29
File : 416 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780465058792

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In Supplements for Endurance Athletes, you can cut through all the hype and find the information you need on 20 top supplements. Find out which supplements to use--and which to avoid--to maximize your advantage. You'll learn what the supplements are, how they work, how to use them, and the precautions necessary for safe and healthy use. Some of the supplements detailed include -branched-chain amino acids, -coenzyme Q10, -carnitine, -glycerol, -glutamine, -caffeine and ephedrine, -ginseng, and -sodium citrate.Whether you're a runner, cyclist, or triathlete, let Supplements for Endurance Athletes cut through all the hype and help you find the performance edge you're looking for.

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Genre : Health & Fitness
Author : Jose Antonio
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Release : 2002
File : 127 Pages
ISBN-13 : 073603773X

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Increasing numbers of people of all ages are taking up sports and physical activity in order to counter the negative effects of modern civilization. A popular form is endurance training. This text focuses on endurance training offering advice on how to avoid injury.

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Genre : Health & Fitness
Author : Georg Neumann
Publisher : Meyer & Meyer Verlag
Release : 2000
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781841260044

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Endurance in Sport is a comprehensive and authoritative work on all aspects of this major component of sports science. The book also embraces medical and sport-specific issues of particular relevance to those interested in endurance performance. The scientific basis and mechanisms of endurance - physiological, psychological, genetic and environmental - are all considered in depth. Measurement of endurance is extensively reviewed as is preparation and training for physical activities requiring endurance.

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Genre : Medical
Author : R. J. Shephard
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2008-04-30
File : 1008 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780470694824

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SERIOUS Training for Endurance Athletes provides the tools to create training programs and workouts that will pay off in competition. Endurance athletes, coaches, and multisport fitness buffs will learn how to design, schedule, execute, and monitor training programs for top results. Rob Sleamaker joins with Ray Browning, seven-time Ironman Triathlon winner, to produce a much improved version of the highly popular earlier edition. You'll learn to: - set up and manage your personalized training schedule; - use the S-E-R-I-O-U-S system of training--Speed, Endurance, Race-pace, Intervals, Overdistance, Up-hill Intervals, Strength; - add variety to your workouts; - develop a winning nutritional program; - prepare mentally for races; and - stay motivated to train and win. The authors share their expertise in a fun and informative way, drawing from their own experiences as champions. Plus, the book features the latest training advice for running, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, rowing, cross-country skiing, cross training, duathlons, and triathlons. SERIOUS Training for Endurance Athletes is your guide to high-level fitness and performance.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Rob Sleamaker
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Release : 1996
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0873226445

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Annotation Contains 24 papers from the November, 1998 symposium of the same name, sponsored by the ASTM Committee E8 on Fatigue and Fracture, and presented by Newman and Piascik (both of the NASA Langley Research Center). The papers focus on such areas as fatigue-crack growth threshold mechanisms, loading and specimen-type effects, analyses of fatigue-crack-growth-threshold behavior, and applications of threshold concepts and endurance limits to aerospace and structural materials. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

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Genre : Technology & Engineering
Author : ASTM Committee E-8 on Fatigue and Fracture
Publisher : ASTM International
Release : 2000
File : 431 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0803126247

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“Welcome to what will undoubtedly be a whole new level of athleticperformance.”—Mark Allen, six-time winner of the Hawaii Ironman.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Philip Maffetone
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release : 2010-09-22
File : 528 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781616080655

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The definitive collection of photographs from the Shackleton expedition includes never-before-published images from the remarkable 1914 expedition to Antarctica.

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Genre : Photography
Author : Frank Hurley
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2001
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780743222921

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MARY SHELLEY's Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus grew out of a parlor game and a nightmare vision. The story of the book's origin is a famous one, first told in the introduction Mary Shelley wrote for the 1831 edition of the novel. The two Shelleys, Byron, Mary's stepsister Claire Clairmont, and John William Polidori (Byron's physician) spent a "wet, ungenial summer in the Swiss Alps." Byron suggested that "each write a ghost story." If one is to trust Mary Shelley's account (and James Rieger has shown the untrustworthiness of its chronology and particulars), only she and "poor Polidori" took the contest seriously. The two "illustrious poets," according to her, "annoyed by the platitude of prose, speedily relinquished their uncongenial task." Polidori, too, is made to seem careless, unable to handle his story of a "skull-headed lady." Though Mary Shelley is just as deprecating when she speaks of her own "tiresome unlucky ghost story," she also suggests that its sources went deeper. Her truant muse became active as soon as she fastened on the "idea" of "making only a transcript of the grim terrors of my waking dream": "'I have found it! What terrified me will terrify others."' The twelve essays in this collection attest to the endurance of Mary Shelley's "waking dream." Appropriately, though less romantically, this book also grew out of a playful conversation at a party. When several of the contributors to this book discovered that they were all closet aficionados of Mary Shelley's novel, they decided that a book might be written in which each contributor-contestant might try to account for the persistent hold that Frankenstein continues to exercise on the popular imagination. Within a few months, two films--Warhol's Frankenstein and Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein--and the Hall-Landau and Isherwood-Bachardy television versions of the novel appeared to remind us of our blunted purpose. These manifestations were an auspicious sign and resulted in the book Endurance of Frankenstein.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : George Levine
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1982-05-19
File : 341 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0520046404

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Endurance sports are an increasingly popular way of keeping fit. However, overtraining can often cause physical symptoms of overloading. This volume shows readers how to optimize their performance without experiencing these types of problems. Supplementary Training features targeted programmes composed of stretching, strengthening, co-ordination and relaxation exercises. It also presents the typical symptoms of injuries caused by cycling, swimming, and running, along with extensively illustrated exercises to counteract them. This will become an essential reference for all endurance athletes - from first time triathletes to seasoned pro's.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Dietmar Lüchtenberg
Publisher : Meyer & Meyer Verlag
Release : 2007-01
File : 175 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781841261126

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