Extreme Outdoor Adventures

Author: Larry Mueller
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461749999
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Incredible but True Stories of Confronting Death and Emerging Victorious The rock climber who cut off his own arm with a penknife. The hiker who fought off a mountain lion. Passengers who survive the crash of a bush plane in Alaska. We read headlines we sometimes find hard to believe, yet there are on record dozens of such events. Here is a collection of tales from everyday people who faced terrible odds, accidents, extreme weather, wild animals, or severe injury, many describing how they entered another state of consciousness – an “adrenaline high” – to get away alive. Forget reality TV – this is real entertainment for the survival-story fanatic.

The Adrenaline Junkie S Bucket List

Author: Christopher Van Tilburg
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250020190
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Imagine kayaking the churning whitewater of Africa's wild and wet Zambezi River. Get barreled in a wave surfing Fiji's legendary Cloudbreak reef. Trek New Zealand's famed Milford Track through the lush, green fiords. The Adrenaline Junkie's Bucket List is the ultimate guide for the outdoor and sports enthusiasts seeking out the world's most fantastic adventures. The book runs the gamut of water, mountain and hiking sports for all skill levels—from beginners to experts. Written by a veteran outdoor adventure expert, author and wilderness physician, it presents readers with one hundred amazing and challenging voyages all over the world. Organized by continent, the book offers fifteen to twenty-five trips of a wide variety in each section, and also covers local lore and history, hotel and restaurant recommendations, and other relevant services. Sidebars throughout contain practical advice for the adventure travel enthusiast on health, safety, and outdoor life. This is the perfect book for extreme athletes and armchair travelers looking for an adventurous read. A heartstopping and essential guide to the best extreme outdoor adventures on every continent

The Adrenaline Junkie Bucket List

Author: Christopher Van Tilburg
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An ultimate guide for the outdoor and sports enthusiasts seeking out the world's most fantastic adventures. The book runs the gamut of water, mountain and hiking sports for all skill levels from beginners to experts.

Adventure Tour Guides

Author: Cherie Turner
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823937936
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Explores how to prepare for and get into the field of adventure guiding, and looks at the daily life of those who choose to work as adventure tour guides.

Bear Grylls Great Outdoor Adventures

Author: Bear Grylls
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 147358793X
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Do you long for adventure without being quite sure how to find it? Do you want to sleep under the stars and experience the wonders of the natural world? More of us than ever are spending weekends and holidays climbing mountains, surfing waves or simply walking in the wilderness, as well as indulging in many other more extreme activities. But how can we use our time out in the open to the full? Now, Bear Grylls, one of the most intrepid survival adventurers of our day, shares his years of experience of the world's most extreme terrain to help you get the most from the great outdoors. So, if you've always been intrigued by kite surfing, now's the time to learn how to do it! Find out how to make a tree house, or what dangers to watch out for when you're skiing or paragliding. And if you're planning a hike, discover how to navigate across the hills without ever getting lost and what to pack in your rucksack to keep you safe. Whether you're a novice mountaineer looking to graduate from the climbing wall to real rocks, or a weekend camper in search of a little more adventure, this is the book for you.

Understanding Extreme Sports A Psychological Perspective

Author: Eric Brymer
Editor: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 2889635430
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Extreme sports, those activities that lie on the outermost edges of independent adventurous leisure activities, where a mismanaged mistake or accident would most likely result in death, have developed into a significant worldwide phenomenon (Brymer & Schweitzer, 2017a). Extreme sport activities are continually evolving, typical examples include BASE (an acronym for Buildings, Antennae, Span, Earth) jumping and related activities such as proximity flying, extreme skiing, big wave surfing, waterfall kayaking, rope free solo climbing and high-level mountaineering. While participant numbers in many traditional team and individual sports such as golf, basketball and racket sports have declined over the last decade or so, participant numbers in so called extreme sports have surged. Although extreme sports are still assumed to be a Western pastime, there has been considerable Global uptake. Equally, the idea that adventure sports are only for the young is also changing as participation rates across the generations are growing. For example, baby boomers are enthusiastic participants of adventure sports more generally (Brymer & Schweitzer, 2017b; Patterson, 2002) and Generation Z turn to extreme sports because they are popular and linked to escapism (Giannoulakis & Pursglove, 2017). Arguably, extreme sports now support a multi-billion dollar industry and the momentum seems to be intensifying. Traditional explanations for why extreme sports have become so popular are varied. For some, the popularity is explained as the desire to rebel against a society that is becoming too risk averse, for others it is about the spectacle and the merchandise that is associated with organised activities and athletes. For others it is just that there are a lot of people attracted by risk and danger or just want to show off. For others still it is about the desire to belong to sub-cultures and the glamour that goes with extreme sports. Some seek mastery in their chosen activity and in situations of significant challenges. This confusion is unfortunate as despite their popularity there is still a negative perception about extreme sports participation. There is a pressing need for clarity. The dominant research perspective has focused on positivist theory-driven perspectives that attempt to match extreme sports against predetermined characteristics. For the most part empirical research has conformed to predetermined societal perspectives. Other ways of knowing might reveal more nuanced perspectives of the human dimension of extreme sport participation. This special edition brings together cutting-edge research and thought examining psychology and extreme sports, with particular attention payed to the examination of motivations for initial participation, continued participation, effective performance, and outcomes from participation. References Brymer, E. & Schweitzer, R. (2017a) Phenomenology and the extreme sports experience, NY, Routledge. Brymer, E, & Schweitzer, R, D. (2017b) Evoking the Ineffable: The phenomenology of extreme sports, Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice 4(1):63-74 Giannoulakis, C., & Pursglove, L., K., (2017) Evolution of the Action Sport Setting. In S.E. Klein Ed. Defining Sport: Conceptions and Borderlines. Lexington Books, London. 128-146 Patterson, I. (2002) Baby Boomers and Adventure Tourism: The Importance of Marketing the Leisure Experience, World Leisure Journal, 44:2, 4-10, DOI: 10.1080/04419057.2002.9674265

The Complete Learning Disabilities Directory 2008

Author: Grey House Publishing
Editor: Grey House Pub
ISBN: 9781592372072
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Managing Sports Organizations

Author: Daniel Covell
Editor: South-Western Pub
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Managing Sports Organizations integrates sport industry dynamics with important management principles and concepts. Every chapter examines management principles, concepts and issues from the perspective of how to improve the performance of sport organizations. To ensure that students understand the complexity of the sport industry, each chapter features a distinct sport segment with information about the structure and characteristics of the highlighted sport segment. Managing Sports Organizations incorporates information about functional areas such as finance, marketing and legal aspects of sport industry.

Little Bear S Adventures Real Sometimes Extreme Outdoor Trips As Chronicled By Papa Bear

Author: Paul Brach
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557060516
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This book is a compilation of trip reports written in the form of short stories detailing the adventures of Little Bear (Paul Gerard) with his father Papa Bear (Paul J.), the author of these tales. They take place every month of the year, over a period of twenty-two years from the time that Little Bear was fourteen until he was thirty-six years old. Usually, when Little Bear accompanied Papa Bear on his wanderings among the High Peaks, they were blessed by delightful downpours or immersed in ghostly, dripping mists and fog. Always, several unusual incidents occurred under such conditions and recording the event under the guise of a trip report became a rambling account, mixing facts with fantasy-like characters.

Outdoor Recreation

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Extreme Sports

Author: Joe Tomlinson
Editor: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781552979921
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Looks at a variety of exteme sports, including sky diving, mountaineering, freestyle skiing, and speed sailing.

Extreme Sleeps

Author: Phoebe Smith
Editor: Summersdale Publishers LTD
ISBN: 0857658972
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In a sometimes scary, frequently funny, and intriguing journey around the UK, Phoebe attempts to discover and conquer its wildest placesI had become official infatuated with what I call "extreme sleeping"—a kind of addictive high-adrenaline sport—but rather than being defined by pushing the boundaries of physical activity, my particular pursuit was marked by a distinct lack of it.Veteran globetrotter Phoebe Smith sets out to prove that outdoor adventures are available in the UK which rival anything found elsewhere in the world. From spending the night in the decaying wreckage of a World War II bomber at Bleaklow, to pitching next to the adrenaline-inducing sheer drops of Lizard Point, Phoebe's extreme sleeps defy her perceptions of the great outdoors and teach her about herself along the way.

Digital Masters

Author: Michael Clark
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781600595196
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A latest entry in the series that includes People Photography and Travel Photography counsels readers on how to photograph popular extreme outdoor sports, providing coverage of equipment, capturing fast-moving subjects and overcoming climate challenges. Original.

Man Eater Extreme Adventures

Author: Justin D'Ath
Editor: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 1742282113
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The leopard crouching in the bushes looked like something out of a nightmare. One ear was gone and so was one eye, and there was no fur on half its head. The mean glint in its remaining eye told me that it was the man-eater that had killed half the village . . . The next exciting Sam Fox adventure is set in Africa! When the tour bus takes off without him, Sam uses his wits to escape an angry mother elephant, a king cobra, a hyena, baboons and a hungry crocodile. But can he survive an encounter with a ferocious, man-eating leopard? An action-packed adventure, Man Eater is the scariest Extreme Adventure yet!. Visit puffin.com.au/extreme for more.

Wild Girl How To Have Incredible Outdoor Adventures

Author: Helen Skelton
Editor: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 9781536212860
File Size: 70,92 MB
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Get outdoors and have amazing real-life adventures with an inspirational guide from adventurer, world-record breaker, and British TV personality Helen Skelton. From kayaking the length of the Amazon to biking to the South Pole and running an ultramarathon across the Namib desert, Helen Skelton shares the stories of her most daring feats of endurance and grit in some of the world's most extreme wildernesses--overcoming challenges, embracing her fears, and finding the positives in the toughest situations. Alongside each exciting account are ideas for outdoor adventures readers can have closer to home, as well as gear lists, information about Helen's support teams, statistics, tips for physical and mental preparation, and a Wild Girl Wall of Fame featuring the diverse women who inspired Helen with their own achievements. A likable, no-nonsense tone paired with a combination of photographs and fun art will inspire young people to get outside and dream big.

Surfing Wakeboarding And Other Extreme Water Sports

Author: Drew Lyon
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ISBN: 1543590098
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Ride a wave and check out the wild world of surfing! Learn about surfing, how it started, equipment needed, and safety measures taken for this extreme sport. Discover other water sports, and how learn how athletes practice their skills and experience thrills in nature.

Im Mang Sports Org Resp Perfor

Author: Covell
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ISBN: 9780324131567
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Prepared by Daniel Covell, Western New England College Written by the author, the Instructor's Manual includes tips for teaching and leading class discussion, as well as a test bank.

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Digital Masters

Author: Michael Clark
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781600595196
File Size: 32,16 MB
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A latest entry in the series that includes People Photography and Travel Photography counsels readers on how to photograph popular extreme outdoor sports, providing coverage of equipment, capturing fast-moving subjects and overcoming climate challenges. Original.