Author: Tim Krabbé, Tim Krabbe, Sam Garrett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
The classic bicycle road racing book first published in 1978 chronicles a 150-kilometer European road race and its competitors in vivid, realistic detail. Reprint.
Racing Through the Dark
Author: David Millar, Jeremy Whittle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"A vivid portrait of life as a professional cyclist by international champion David Millar, this arrestingly candid memoir follows his rise as a young racing star, his fall to the pervasive influence of performance-enhancing drugs--and his subsequent redemption"--
Author: Bob Anderson, Jean Anderson
Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.
A revised edition of a popular fitness reference features two-color inks to better define targeted muscle groups, 10 new stretching routines, routine abbreviations for busy practitioners and a variety of tips on office ergonomics and preventing repetitive stress injuries. Original.
One of the most popular novels in Jules Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires series, this book tracks the adventures of affluent Englishman Phileas Fogg, who attempts to swiftly span the globe with his hapless French valet, Passepartout. A case of mistaken identity leads a determined sleuth named Fix to purse Fogg on his trek, which consists primarily of boat and train travel. Published in 1873, the story depicts Fogg and Passepartout at odds with their unfamiliar surroundings while taking in various international wonders.
Lonely Planet Barcelona
Author: Lonely Planet, Regis St Louis, Sally Davies
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Barcelona is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Savour the best of New Catalan cuisine; yell for your team at Camp Nou stadium; or look up to find weird and wonderful architecture; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Barcelona and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Barcelona Travel Guide: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - cuisine, history, architecture, Catalan culture, art, music, dance Free, convenient pull-out Barcelona map (included in print version), plus over 30 colour maps Covers La Rambla, Barri Gotic, El Raval, La Ribera, Barceloneta, La Sagrada Família, Gracia, Park Guell, Camp Nou, Pedralbes, La Zona, Montjuïc, Poble Sec, Sant Anton and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Barcelona, our most comprehensive guide to the city, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for just the highlights of Barcelona? Check out Lonely Planet Pocket Barcelona, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Spain guide for a comprehensive look at all that the country has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Sally Davies and Regis St Louis. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
Into the Wild
Author: Jon Krakauer
In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Roger Büdeler
Publisher: Bergverlag Rother GmbH
The Spanish Central Pyrenees in the province of Huesca form perhaps the most multifaceted mountain and valley landscape of the entire Pyrenees. The heart of this hiking region is Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, which was added to the World Cultural Heritage list by UNESCO in 1997. It offers hikers an enormous bounty of striking natural images, with its fantastic canyon valleys and mountain basins, directly adjacent to high-lying plateaus studded with flowers, rolling mountain chains and the wildly deformed limestone masses of the three-thousand metre mountains, with Monte Perdido as the outstanding summit destination. Just as fascinating and varied are the neighbouring valleys around Benasque and Panticosa. Countless mountain lakes, mighty granite peaks, bizarre limestone chains and romantic mountain meadows dominate the scenery, as does the prominent glacier massif of Maladeta in the Posets-Maladeta Natural Park, with its Pico de Aneto as the highest peak of the entire Pyrenees range. The diversity of the countryside is matched by a variety of hiking options: Isolated valley paths, challenging summit climbs, panoramic bridle paths, airy ledge belts and impressive canyon tours invite walkers to discover and enjoy a mountain terrain that has remained largely unscathed by mass tourism and its consequences. In 50 routes, this walking guide offers a selection of walks which does justice to the unique countryside, while taking into consideration the various needs and abilities of hikers.
Author: Bradley Mayhew, Lindsay Brown, Paul Stiles
El Himalaya es la principal atracción de muchos montañeros, ya que en ningún otro lugar se puede hacer senderismo durante días por un increíble paisaje, con la seguridad de que un acogedor alojamiento, comida caliente y un trozo de tarta de manzana aguardan al final del día. Por no hablar de la descarga de adrenalina que comporta hacer rafting por turbulentos ríos o practicar puenting en una profunda garganta. Y para quienes prefieren descubrir Nepal a un ritmo más pausado, pueden deambular por las plazas y templos medievales de Katmandú, Patan y Bhaktapur, o dar un paseo espiritual por estupas y monasterios centenarios junto a peregrinos budistas. Pocos países están tan bien preparados para el viajero independiente como Nepal. Tal vez el principal problema sea cómo tener tiempo para todo. Por eso mismo muchos viajeros regresan una y otra vez.
A stimulating exploration of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown from the author of Men Explain Things To Me Written as a series of autobiographical essays, A Field Guide to Getting Lost draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Rebecca Solnit's life to explore issues of uncertainty, trust, loss, memory, desire, and place. Solnit is interested in the stories we use to navigate our way through the world, and the places we traverse, from wilderness to cities, in finding ourselves, or losing ourselves. While deeply personal, her own stories link up to larger stories, from captivity narratives of early Americans to the use of the color blue in Renaissance painting, not to mention encounters with tortoises, monks, punk rockers, mountains, deserts, and the movie Vertigo. The result is a distinctive, stimulating voyage of discovery. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Himalaya by Bike
Author: Laura Stone
Publisher: Trail Blazer Publications
An all-in-one guide for Himalayan cycle-touring. Covers the Himalayan regions of Pakistan, China, Tibet, India, Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan.
"If my library was to somehow catch fire and I could only save one book, the long out of print Conquistadors of the Useless, by Lionel Terray, would be it." -- Explore magazine "The finest mountaineering narrative ever written." -- David Roberts, author of Mountain of My Fear * One of National Geographic Adventure's "100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time" * The story of ground-breaking climbs told with insight and wit * A mountaineering classic brought back into print Frenchman Lionel Terray is one of mountaineering history's greatest alpinists, and his autobiography, Conquistadors of the Useless, stands among the "100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time", according to National Geographic Adventure magazine. Following World War II, when France desperately needed successes to heal its wounds, Terray emerged as a national hero, conquering summits atop the planet's highest mountains. This biography of Lionel Terry is filled with first-time feats and acts of bravery in the face of unspeakable odds. He climbed with legends such as Maurice Herzog, Gaston Rebuffat, and Louis Lachenal. He made first ascents in the Alps, Alaska, the Andes, and the Himalaya. Terray's gripping story captures the energy of an optimistic world shaking off the restraints of war and austerity. It's a mountaineering classic.
Lonely Planet Vietnam
Author: Iain Stewart, Brett Atkinson, Damian Harper, Nick Ray
Lonely Planet Vietnam is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get happily lost in Hanoi's Old Quarter, paddle past Halong Bay's shimmering limestone peaks at dawn, or take a cooking class in charming Hoi An; all with your trusted travel companion.
El ejercicio de la profesión periodística se encuentra en una situación crítica que requiere la reflexión, tanto académica como profesional, para afrontar los nuevos retos que se le presentan y superar el creciente deterioro de los contenidos informativos, la falta de credibilidad de los medios, la dispersión tecnológica, etc. Con el objeto de aportar elementos de análisis y alternativas, el IECE ofrece en esta obra las aportaciones de un amplio grupo de profesores universitarios y estudiosos de la comunicación que exponen sus reflexiones sobre la actividad periodística en nuestros días, tanto desde la perspectiva epistemológica como desde la aplicación práctica del ejercicio informativo. A través de la lectura de los trabajos que se ofrecen en esta obra se puede realizar una radiografía bastante representativa del "statu quo" de la docencia del Periodismo Especializado en las principales Universidades españolas, así como un análisis de la aplicación del Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior (EEES) en los Grados y Posgrados de Periodismo. Asimismo, se ofrecen en este estudio distintas investigaciones sobre la aplicabilidad de contenidos expertos que requieren un tratamiento informativo más adecuado a las necesidades de nuestra sociedad. Esta obra puede ser de especial interés para los profesores de Periodismo Especializado, así como para los periodistas especializados tanto en los medios informativos como en los Departamentos de Comunicación. La lectura de estos estudios puede resultar de especial utilidad para conseguir una mejor docencia en esta área del conocimiento así como una mayor calidad en el tratamiento de la información.
Author: Ted Simon
Publisher: Penguin UK
Jupiter's Travels -Ted Simon's astonishing 4 year motorbike journey around the world The book that inspired Ewan McGregor's Long Way Round In the late 1970s Ted Simon set off on a Triumph and rode 63,000 miles over four years through fifty-four countries in a journey that took him around the world. Through breakdowns, prison, war, revolutions, disasters and a Californian commune, he travelled into the depths of fear and reached the heights of euphoria. He met astonishing people and was treated as a spy, a welcome stranger and even a god. For Simon the trip became a journey into his own soul, and for many others - including bikers Charley Boorman and Ewan McGrergor - it provides an inspiration they will never forget. This classic text, which has informed a whole genre of travel writing in the thirty years since it was first published, will never be bettered for sheer adventure, passion, humour and honesty. Brought up in England by a German mother and a Romanian father, Ted Simon found himself impelled by an insatiable desire to explore the world. It led him to abandon an early scientific career in favour of journalism, and he has worked for several newspapers and magazines on Fleet Street and elsewhere. Ted Simon is also the author of Riding Home and The Gypsy in Me.