Author : Calum Maclean
Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : Vertebrate Publishing
ISBN : 9781839811241
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 176 page

1001 Outdoor Swimming Tips by Calum Maclean is a light-hearted and informative guide to all kinds of outdoor and wild swimming. This is no standard instruction manual – it is much more useful than that. This is a huge collection of small tips to make a real difference to your outdoor swimming, whether you’re planning your first forays into swimming outdoors or enjoy icy swims in the depths of winter – this book will take you through everything you need to know. The vast range of topics covered includes everything from biosecurity and the safety of others to cold-water swimming, recovery, night swimming, swimming with children, the essential gear you’ll need, training and how to get that perfect underwater photo. Whether you’re a wild swimming novice or have plenty of experience in water, Calum’s entertaining and knowledgeable advice will inspire you and help to enrich your time in the water.

Author : Peter Allison
Genre : Nature
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN : 9781599218465
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 256 page

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 : Louise Southerden
Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : Ballantine Books
ISBN : 9780307491497
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 272 page

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 : Simon Pridmore
Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : Sandsmedia via PublishDrive
ISBN : PKEY:6610000141678
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 206 page

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 : David M. Salkin
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781682614419
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 272 page

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!

Author : Izzy Tihanyi
Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN : 0156029863
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 260 page

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.

Author : Andrea McCloud
Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : Chronicle Books
ISBN : 9781452108988
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 144 page

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.

Author : Chris Dixon
Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : Chronicle Books
ISBN : 9781452162034
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 360 page

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 : Kate Rew
Genre : Sports & Recreation
Publisher : Random House
ISBN : 9781473599512
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 291 page

'An important, inspiring book by someone that has encouraged million of people to experience the wonders and friendships of Britain's rivers, lakes and seas' ROBERT MACFARLANE 'A treasured guide for anyone who wants to venture into rivers, estuaries, lakes and seas for a dip, a moonlit swim or a great adventure. I loved this book!' LYNNE COX Capturing the freewheeling spirit, community and wisdom that defines The Outdoor Swimming Society movement, founder Kate Rew reveals everything you need to know to explore rivers, lakes, seas and estuaries. Sharing tales of her own inspiring swims, Kate explores the rich and varied life of outdoor swimmers, from the physiology of cold to planning lazy hazy downstream swims. An exquisite guide for beginners and enthusiasts alike, The Outdoor Swimmers' Handbook will lead you to the shore and become your trusted companion for the adventures ahead.

Author : Steve Posselt
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Ebono Institute
ISBN : 9780980613735
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 200 page

“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.