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Herbert Warren Wind is considered the finest golf writer America has ever produced. One of only two writers that are members of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Wind is most famous for his long ruminative essays on The Masters. In 1958 he gave name to Amen Corner, the famous three hole stretch of holes – the 11th, 12th and 13th – that always seem to decide The Masters.

A compendium of all of The Masters articles written by Herbert Warren Wind. The first two essays are from Sports Illustrated, including an original article that was never actually published. The bulk of the book contains all of Wind’s articles that ran in The New Yorker, from 1962 to 1989.America’s Gift to Golf: Herbert Warren Wind on The Masters

Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything

Cook (Tommy’s Honor), a former Sports Illustrated editor, introduces his portrait of the larger-than-life “Titanic” Thompson (1892–1974) as a self-made man from the Ozarks who loved games of chance and had a knack for winning incredible sums of money. In a lyrical account of the gambling legend who inspired Damon Runyon’s character Sky Masterson (Guys and Dolls), Cook describes Thompson as a “rogue wind that lifted girls’ skirts and turned gamblers’ pockets inside out.” Thompson possessed the steel nerves of a card shark, the bravado of an outlaw, and the staying power of a satyr, preferring his girls young and pretty. Rumor has it that he drove a swank Pierce-Arrow (driving from town to town to ply his hustling trade), carried a gun (he reportedly killed five men) and a suitcase full of cash, and rubbed elbows with Houdini, Capone, and gamblers Arnold “the Brain” Rothstein and Nick the Greek. Thompson excelled at golf before PGA Tours began, competing with professional golfers Ben Hogan and Sam Snead. Cook’s raucous narrative introduces readers to an eccentric, fascinating personality. 20 illus. (Nov.) (c)
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The ultimate hustler . . . a rollicking tale.Sports Illustrated

This “raucous retelling of the life of a consummate gambler, grifter and quintessential American character” introduces Alvin “Titanic” Thompson , who traveled with golf clubs, a .45 revolver, and a suitcase full of cash. A terrific read for anyone who has ever laid a bet, Titanic Thompson recaptures the colorful times of a singular figure. 20 black-and-white illustrations

Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything

What I like most about these guides is the philosophy behind them. The crew of Dreamspeaker remind us that cruising and exploring are plain fun; and even on this coastline of larger-than-life beauty, the greatest pleasures are often to be found in the smallest, most intimate discoveries and experiences. Good cruising! –Duart Snow, former editor, Pacific Yachting

Nothing if not hip-nautical… This is a book no West Coast sailor worth his salt – or even a land-lubber who wants to explore the area – should be without. –The Province

Anne is no only a crack sailor, she accentuate the positive in every encounter, whether with natural beauty, natural folks, or natural disaster. –Norwesting Magazine

For Voyage of the Dreamspeaker
“There’s a jolly practicality to the text that makes this handsome book a good gift for a sailor, if not an armchair traveller.”
-The Globe and Mail

“Nothing if not hip-nautical… This is a book no West Coast sailor worth his salt – or even a land-lubber who wants to explore the area – should be without.”
-The Province

“Anne is no only a crack sailor, she accentuate the positive in every encounter, whether with natural beauty, natural folks, or natural disaster.”
-Norwesting Magazine

For The Broughtons
“These sailors cum authors don’t just ply the water where they travel, they connect with the people and the communities. That intimacy is reflected in this popular series of cruising guides…essential for local and visiting boaters.”
-Teresa Bird, North Island Gazette

“The completeness of The Broughtons is truly exhaustive…A valuable addition to the library of any serious cruiser”
-Robert Buller, Pacific Yachting

“Deeply immersed in the culture of boating, The Broughtons is an indispensable guide for any boater who wishes to visit this beautiful corner of our BC Coast… Highly recommended”
-Catherine Dook, Boat Journal (Praise for the Dreamspeaker Cruising Guides ) –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Written in the personal style of a boater’s log book, the first volume in the series of Dreamspeaker Cruising Guides includes the Gulf Islands and southeastern Vancouver Island from Sooke to Nanaimo, with the historic capital and Port of Victoria providing a convenient and central urban base. Intended to complement official hydrographic charts, Dreamspeaker Cruising Guides feature accurate and informative hand-drawn charts of marinas and sheltered anchorages, ranging from safe all-weather havens to secluded picnic spots and pristine marine parks, often only accessible by water. Cruising boaters and kayakers will be charmed by each island s distinctive character and lured by its clean sandy beaches, spectacular sunsets and abundant wildlife. With charts, tips, data and well-founded local knowledge, these guides pinpoint both popular and little known highlights to enhance the enjoyment and safety of any cruise in the Gulf Islands region.

What I like most about these guides is the philosophy behind them. The crew of Dreamspeaker remind us that cruising and exploring are plain fun; and even on this coastline of larger-than-life beauty, the greatest pleasures are often to be found in the smallest, most intimate discoveries and experiences. Good cruising! –Duart Snow, former editor, Pacific Yachting

Nothing if not hip-nautical… This is a book no West Coast sailor worth his salt – or even a land-lubber who wants to explore the area – should be without. –The Province

Anne is no only a crack sailor, she accentuate the positive in every encounter, whether with natural beauty, natural folks, or natural disaster. –Norwesting Magazine

A Dreamspeaker Crusing Guide, Vol. 1: Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island, 3rd Ed.

Exploring the South Coast of British Columbia: Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound to Port Hardy and Blunden Harbour

Don Douglass and Reanne Hemingway-Douglass have logged more than 170,000 cruising miles over the past 30 years-from South America to Dutch Harbor in the Aleutians. They consider Alaskan waters as some of the finest in the world. Don, who began exploring Northwest waters in 1949 as a youth, has sailed the Inside Passage on everything from a 26-foot pleasure craft and commercial fishing boats to a Coast Guard icebreaker. He holds a BSEE degree from California State University and a Masters in Business Economics from Claremont Graduate University. Don holds honorary membership in the International Association of Cape Horners and, as a founding father of the International Bicycling Association, was elected to the Mountain Biking Hall of Fame. Reanne Hemingway-Douglass holds a BA degree in French from Pomona College. She attended Claremont Graduate University and the University of Grenoble, France. She is the first woman to have bicycled across Tierra del Fuego. Together, the Douglasses have documented over 8,000 anchor sites and created highly acclaimed Exploring series guidebooks and maps, published by FineEdge.com.

This new 3rd Edition features entrance waypoints, as well as anchor-site waypoints! The South Coast of British Columbia is designed by experts to give small boat skippers the kind of accurate, up-to-date information they need to cruise the unmatched natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Its complete descriptions of anchorages are based on the authors’ personal experience of each location and on information from local skippers not available anywhere else. With 200 diagrams, over 200 photographs of promising features, 2000 GPS waypoints, and extensive quotes from Canadian Sailing Directions, nautical adventurers can get underway to hundreds of pristine coves and inlets from the balmy Gulf Islands to the unspoiled fishing grounds off the north end of Vancouver Island.

Exploring the South Coast of British Columbia: Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound to Port Hardy and Blunden Harbour

Wayne F. Moss taught at an elementary school in Weaverville, CA, for many years before earning a master s degree and becoming a school administrator for the Trinity County Office of Education. His enduring love for hiking, climbing, and exploring all wilderness especially his treasured Trinity Alps and Teton Valley grew with each passing year. He wrote three books and numerous articles about the Alps and Teton Basin, always fascinated with their history and beauty.

Whether you seek mountaintops, solitude, or golden trout, the Trinity Alps have it all! Wayne Moss spent more than fifty years hiking, fishing, and climbing throughout the Trinities and here he relates his experiences and recommendations, along with curious historical facts, anecdotes, and the occasional ghost story. This updated edition of the best-seller The Trinity Alps Companion will help readers enjoy this spectacular wilderness. Each mountain, lake, creek, and trail is described, including access points and trails, difficulty of terrain, identifiable traits to aid navigation, and fishing tips, as well as a portrait of the Alps social history. Sprinkled between the trees and vistas of this book are entertaining stories of old miners, pioneers, explorers, peak baggers, and even Bigfoot.

The Trinity Alps Companion

Hiking California’s Trinity Alps

Tucked away in a remote corner of northwest California, the Trinity Alps is more than half a million acres of rugged and uncrowded backcountry. Fifty routes from a writer who has been hiking in the Trinity for more than 20 years.

Fifty routes from a writer who has been hiking in the Trinity for more than 20 years.

Hiking California’s Trinity Alps

Culture Smart! has come to the rescue of hapless travellers, Sunday Times Travel – …the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries, Global Travel – …full of fascinating, as well as common sense, tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas, Observer – …as useful as they are entertaining, Easy Jet Magazine – …offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world, New York Times.

JILLIAN YORK is an American teacher and writer who lives and works in Morocco. A graduate of Binghamton University with a B.A. in Sociology, specializing in North African and Middle Eastern Studies, she studied Arabic at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, as part of her degree course. She currently teaches English as a foreign language at the American Language Center of Mekns.

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.

Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include

* customs, values, and traditions
* historical, religious, and political background
* life at home
* leisure, social, and cultural life
* eating and drinking
* do’s, don’ts, and taboos
* business practices
* communication, spoken and unspoken

“Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers.” Sunday Times Travel

“… the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries.” Global Travel

“…full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas.” Observer

“…as useful as they are entertaining.” Easyjet Magazine

“…offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world.” New York Times

Culture Smart! has come to the rescue of hapless travellers, Sunday Times Travel – …the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries, Global Travel – …full of fascinating, as well as common sense, tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas, Observer – …as useful as they are entertaining, Easy Jet Magazine – …offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world, New York Times.

Morocco – Culture Smart!: the essential guide to customs & culture

Spain – Culture Smart!: the essential guide to customs & culture

Culture Smart! has come to the rescue of hapless travellers, Sunday Times Travel – …the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries, Global Travel – …full of fascinating, as well as common sense, tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas, Observer – …as useful as they are entertaining, Easy Jet Magazine – …offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world, New York Times.

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.

Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include

* customs, values, and traditions
* historical, religious, and political background
* life at home
* leisure, social, and cultural life
* eating and drinking
* do’s, don’ts, and taboos
* business practices
* communication, spoken and unspoken

“Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers.” Sunday Times Travel

“… the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries.” Global Travel

“…full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas.” Observer

“…as useful as they are entertaining.” Easyjet Magazine

“…offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world.” New York Times

Spain – Culture Smart!: the essential guide to customs & culture

Branch Whitney first visited the mountains (Rockies) at the tender age of seven and knew immediately that he wanted to climb them. Within two weeks of moving to Las Vegas in 1983, he bagged Mt. Charleston. Since then, he’s logged more than 1,000 miles hiking the trails, paths, and mutes surrounding Las Vegas. These days, he stays busy as a hike leader for the Sierra Club and the Las Vegas Mountaineer’s Club.

This one-of-a kind guide is devoted to southern Nevada’s recreational wonderland. It details 20 hikes on the slopes of Mt. Charleston, the highest mountain in southern Nevada and only a 60-minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip. It also describes 40 trails, paths, and routes in BLM’s showcase Red Rock Canyon Recreation Area, less than half an hour from Glitter Gulch.

Hiking Las Vegas: 60 Hikes Within 60 Minutes of the Strip (Active Outdoor Pursuits)

Hiking Las Vegas: The All-in-one Guide to Exploring Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston, and Lake Mead

Branch Whitney, also the author of Hiking Southern Nevada, Hiking the High Sierra, and Hiking the Southwest, has led more than 2,000 hikers to more than 100 different summits in southern Nevada and beyond. He has named over 25 peaks in southern Nevada and has found over 60 routes. His website (hikinglasvegas.com) is the primary source for hiking and mountaineering information for southern Nevada.

Branch Whitney has hiked and climbed more than 3,000 miles, led more than 2,000 hikers to summits, and blazed wild and rewarding scrambling routes all over the Southwest. When Whitney claims that some of the best hiking and rock-scrambling in the United States are within an hour of the Las Vegas Strip, you can believe him. Hiking Las Vegas is now available in a newly updated edition, covering Red Rock Canyon, Mount Charleston, and Lake Mead, and featuring everything from relaxing trails to challenging climbs for advanced daredevils. Every hike includes driving directions to the trailhead; a quick-reference guide to difficulty, distance, elevation, and completion time; step-by-step instructions on how to get from the trailhead to the final destination; gorgeous color photos and helpful waypoints; and dozens of quick tips so you can stay safe while getting the best views possible.

Hiking Las Vegas: The All-in-one Guide to Exploring Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston, and Lake Mead

Richard H. Cox received his PhD in Sport Psychology and Motor Learning from the University of Oregon in 1973 and his Master’s and undergraduate degrees from Brigham Young University in 1967 and 1968. Widely published in the areas of sport psychology, exercise psychology, and motor learning, Dr. Cox was a faculty member at Kansas State University for 12 years, Ball State University for 4 years, and is now in his 15th year at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he has served as chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences and chair of the Department of Education, School and Counseling Psychology and Director of the Sport Psychology program in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Cox is a Fellow in the Research Consortium of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and a Certified Consultant in the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology.

Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applications shows how concepts supported by current scientific research can be used to address issues and situations encountered everyday by physical activity specialists, coaches, athletic trainers, and athletes.

This introduction to sport and exercise psychology addresses practical issues, such as dealing with anxiety, arousal, and stress; developing coping, relaxation, motivation, and energizing strategies; understanding the effects of an audience on human performance; building team cohesion; and preventing burnout and other negative effects.

Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applications

Research Methods in Physical Activity – 6th Edition

Jerry R. Thomas, EdD, is professor and dean of the College of Education at the University of North Texas. Besides writing the previous editions of this book, Thomas has authored more than 200 publications, over 120 of which are refereed publications, with numerous contributions in research methods. Awarded the C.H. McCloy Lecturer in 1999, based on his career research production, Thomas has served as editor in chief for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport and as a reviewer for most major research journals in kinesiology and numerous journals in psychology. He has also served as president of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, American Kinesiology Association, AAHPERD Research Consortium, and of the North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. He was named an AAHPERD Alliance Scholar in 1990 and NASPSPA Distinguished Scholar in 2003, based on lifetime achievement in research.

Jack K. Nelson, EdD, is professor emeritus in the department of kinesiology at Louisiana State University. Nelson conducted and published research and taught research methods for 35 years. He has advised more than 50 doctoral dissertations and more than 50 masters’ theses. In addition, he has more than 80 publications and has served as editor of research publications. A fellow in the Research Consortium, he has been a member of AAHPERD, the American Educational Research Association, and the American College of Sports Medicine. He has also served as president of the Association for Research, Administration, Professional Councils and Societies (now AAALF) and as vice president of AAHPERD.

Stephen Silverman, EdD, has taught and written about research methods for over 25 years. He is a professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and he has conducted research on teaching in physical education focusing on how children learn motor skill and develop attitudes. He has published more than 60 research articles in addition to many books and book chapters. Silverman is a fellow and past president of both the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Research Consortium, and a fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). A former coeditor of the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education and editor in chief of the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Silverman was an AERA Physical Education Scholar Lecturer, a Research Consortium Scholar Lecturer, and Weiss Lecturer for AAHPERD.

Research Methods in Physical Activity, Sixth Edition, presents an engaging overview of the research process and available methods for students researching within all subdisciplines of kinesiology and exercise science as well as physical therapy, rehabilitation, and occupational therapy. Translated into seven languages and interjected with the humor that has become a welcome component of this internationally recognized text, the sixth edition of Research Methods in Physical Activity also includes these enhancements:

Significant updates on the use of library services, including an in-depth discussion of effective electronic searches and information filing

Fewer hand calculations and increased focus on computational procedures for basic statistics, supplemented with examples from the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences to analyze data on 30 players from the 2008 Professional Golfers Association Tour

An updated and expanded chapter on the growing merit of using qualitative research to help answer research questions rather than relying solely on the traditional scientific approaches

A new chapter devoted to mixed-methods models of research that employ both quantitative and qualitative methods to provide a more balanced look at the research problem

In addition to the improvements in the sixth edition, Research Methods in Physical Activity maintains the logical progression and presentation of information that make it the leading text in the field. It discusses all stages of the research processincluding formulating and defining a research problem, analyzing data, and presenting resultsand offers students practical help with the logistics of beginning, conducting, and completing their research. Readers are introduced to basic statistical and measurement concepts and learn how to complete statistical analysis of research results. Individual chapters on historical, philosophical, epidemiological, descriptive, experimental, and qualitative research acquaint students with possible research approaches, while a new final chapter in that section introduces mixed-methods models that combine different categories of research into one study. In those chapters, four scholarly contributors lend their expertise to provide in-depth knowledge from their respective fields. In addition, humorous stories, anecdotes, and photos are sprinkled throughout the text to demonstrate key points and enliven the reading without detracting from the content. The text concludes with instructions on preparing and presenting the research report.

By systematically guiding the reader through the research process, Research Methods in Physical Activity, Sixth Edition, provides practical research tools and replaces research-induced anxiety and confusion with competency in understanding, planning, conducting, assessing, and presenting research.

Research Methods in Physical Activity – 6th Edition

Best known as a children’s author but also a successful songwriter (“A Boy Named Sue”) and playwright, Silverstein started out as a cartoonist. In the 1950s and 1960s, Playboy sent him around the world to draw a travel journal. His 23 dispatches hailed from such far-flung locales as Japan, Moscow, London, Paris, and Africa, as well as such closer-to-home precincts as Greenwich Village, Haight-Ashbury, White Sox training camp, and a nudist colony. Most of the cartoons’ gags play against cultural stereotypes, with a befuddled Silverstein as the butt of the joke: in a gorgeously limned Swiss village, he complains, “I’ll give them 15 more minutes and if nobody yodels, I’m going back to the hotel.” Befitting their provenance, many depict Silverstein’s efforts to score with the local damsels. They feature the same deceptively casual line work that makes his children’s books so visually compelling, and since far too little of Silverstein’s work for adults is currently available, this engaging document of the countries he visited and of its era is a welcome delight. Gordon Flagg
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“I think everything begins here. It’s impossible to separate Shel’s later work from these drawings and these experiences. They are the beginning of it all, without question.” — Hugh M. Hefner

“Shel Silverstein was a warm compassionate soul who put his art above all else. His illustrated work maintained a sharp social commentary and his devilish humor was always insightful. Shel’s gifts were many — and he joyfully passed those gifts on to the rest of us throughout his amazing life.” — Bill Cosby

“Shel Silverstein was maybe the brightest, most intelligent, trustworthy, generous, human, humble, and lovable creative artist I’ve ever known. Awake and aware of everything, all the time, I think Shel go more out of life than most of us. Thank God he shared what he saw.” — Kris Kristofferson

Displaying the wit and marvelous drawings that made Shel Silverstein one of the most beloved artists of the century, Playboy’s Silverstein Around the World collects and reproduces the twenty-three travel pieces Silverstein created for Playboy between 1957 and 1968.

While children and adults alike know Shel Silverstein for his classic books The Giving Tree, A Light in the Attic, and Where the Sidewalk Ends, they may be less aware that Silverstein also created a dazzling series of illustrated comic travelogues published by Hugh M. Hefner in Playboy. Playboy’s Silverstein Around the World not only reproduces these fascinating articles in facsimile form, it also provides an introduction with never-before-seen photos and drawings and rare, illuminating biographical detail.

Beginning in May 1957 with “Return to Tokyo,” the pieces reproduced in this book took Silverstein from Scandinavia to Africa and the Middle East, from Paris and London to Moscow, ending in the summer of 1968 with the two-part epic “Silverstein Among the Hippies.” This unique collection is a legacy of the close relationship between Silverstein and Hefner, who saw the great potential of this particular combination of artist and assignment, and the social revolution led by Playboy in the 1950s and 1960s.

With its wry, ribald humor and beautifully produced color illustrations, this tableau of the mid-twentieth-century world is sure to please and fascinate Silverstein’s millions of fans.

“I think everything begins here. It’s impossible to separate Shel’s later work from these drawings and these experiences. They are the beginning of it all, without question.” — Hugh M. Hefner

“Shel Silverstein was a warm compassionate soul who put his art above all else. His illustrated work maintained a sharp social commentary and his devilish humor was always insightful. Shel’s gifts were many — and he joyfully passed those gifts on to the rest of us throughout his amazing life.” — Bill Cosby

“Shel Silverstein was maybe the brightest, most intelligent, trustworthy, generous, human, humble, and lovable creative artist I’ve ever known. Awake and aware of everything, all the time, I think Shel go more out of life than most of us. Thank God he shared what he saw.” — Kris Kristofferson

Playboy’s Silverstein Around the World

Don’t Bump the Glump!: And Other Fantasies

Starred Review. Back in 1964the same year that his Giving Tree was publishedSilverstein’s first poetry collection appeared; it was also his only children’s book to contain full-color art. Reissued in a slightly larger trim size, this collection of 45 poems tours readers past imaginary creatures, beginning with a being that looks remarkably like a fedora but for the jaw subtly poking below one side of the brim and the four tiny feet beneath: This is the Quick-Disguising Ginnit./ Didn’t he have you fooled for a minute? There’s no question that the intensity of Silverstein’s watercolor palette adds to the fun: the gradations in the hat, for example, distract from the ginnit details; more typically, they supply a punch that complements the puckish but simple shapes of Silverstein’s silly beasts (The Pointy-Peaked Pavarius,/ A creature most gregarious,/ Who’s never taken serious,/ Poor thing). Silly doesn’t mean unsophisticated, by the way: most of the work was first published in Playboy. All ages. (Mar.)
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It’s a zoo in here!

Have you ever . . .
Seen a Gritchen in your kitchen?
Dared to dance with the One-Legged Zantz?
Declined to dine with the Glub-Toothed Sline?

You haven’t? Well then, step insidebut only if you are ready to be amazed, tickled, astonished and entertained by this most unusual bestiary of silly and scary creatures.

Don’t Bump the Glump!: And Other Fantasies

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“The great detail, infectious spirit, and attractive format are distinguishing traits of these guides, which are entries in one of the top series in the business.” Booklist

“Fodor’s can help you plan the perfect adventure” The Arizona Republic

“Always thoughtfully written and easily readable, Fodor’s travel guides have become a must-have when traveling to unfamiliar destinations” Mid South Magazine

“Widely recognized as the gold standard of mainstream travel” Honolulu Advertiser

Vacationing abroad with children is a unique experience and Around Paris with Kids helps to make it unforgettable. Local author Emily Emerson LeMoing has handpicked 68 fun and fabulous things to do around Paris with kids in tow. Youll look at old favorites in a new light, from

Terrific ideas for family days, from museums to puppet shows
Kid-friendly snack spots and restaurant suggestions included with each activity
Themed directories let parents plan their days with kids special interests in mind
Insider tips help parents make the best use of their time while saving money and stress
Paris-specific flip art, trivia, and a chapter of games keep kids entertained en route and in line
All attractions include addresses, phone numbers, Web sites, admission prices, and age-appropriateness

“In terms of comprehensiveness of coverage, the very accessible format, and the enthusiastic tone, this series remains one of the best on the market.” Booklist

“Fodor’s super-informative guidebooks are known for accuracy and attention to detail” The Sacramento Bee

“The Fodor’s guides are notable for their ratings of sights, restaurants, shops, accommodations and attractions.” Chicago Tribune

“The great detail, infectious spirit, and attractive format are distinguishing traits of these guides, which are entries in one of the top series in the business.” Booklist

“Fodor’s can help you plan the perfect adventure” The Arizona Republic

“Always thoughtfully written and easily readable, Fodor’s travel guides have become a must-have when traveling to unfamiliar destinations” Mid South Magazine

“Widely recognized as the gold standard of mainstream travel” Honolulu Advertiser

Fodor’s Around Paris with Kids, 3rd Edition: 68 Great Things to Do Together (Travel Guide)

This is Paris

M. Sasek was born in 1916 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. An author and illustrator, he is best remembered for his classic stories on the great cities of the world. He died in 1980.

Following on the runaway success of This is New York, Universe is thrilled to reissue two more titles from M. Sasek’s beloved children’s travel series: This is London and This is Paris.
Like This is New York and This is San Francisco, This is London and This is Paris are facsimile editions of Sasek’s original titles. His brilliant, vibrant illustrations have been meticulously preserved and remain true to his vision. With the passing of time facts have been updated where applicable in the back of each book. Perfect souvenirs with timely and nostalgic appeal, the books have an elegant, classic look and delightful narrative that will charm both children and their parents, many of whom will remember them from their own childhood.

This is London, first published in 1959, presents impressions of London with its beautiful buildings, historic monuments, bridges, parks, shops and Piccadilly Circus, black cabs, Horse Guards, and famed Underground.

This is Paris, first published in 1959, brings Paris, one of the most exciting cities in the world, to life. There are famous buildings, beautiful gardens, cafs, and the Parisians-artists, concierges, flower girls, and even thousands of cats. Take a tour along the banks of the Seine, through the galleries of the Louvre, and to the top of the Eiffel Tower.

This is Paris

“Whether you need to tie on, plug in, pump out, or hunker down, this guide with steer you true.” — Curtis Rindlaub, co-author of the 14-year best-seller A Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast, 4th Edition

…in short, everything anyone could possibly want to know. — Yachting, 2003

After hurricane delayed research, a new guidebook … required ACC to revisit 95% of the 226 marinas excellently detailed in book. — Practical Sailor – May, 2005

Nearly as indispensable as the boat itself, the entire series of ACC cruising guides are exemplary for completeness and objectivity. — Blue Water Sailing, September 2003

makes heading ashore much less of a crapshoot – marinas rated with respect to facilities, BY services & scenic beauty. — Yachting

the bible – Nearly as indispensable as the boat itself, the entire series is exemplary for its completeness and objectivity.” — Blue Water Sailing

ADDITIONAL AUTHOR – ONLY ONE NOW DISPLAYS; FIRST IS: Bridget Balthrop Morton

then

Elizabeth Adams Smith

Beth has been “messing about in boats” for most of her life in the early years it was one-designs (she and her brother, Rick, sailed a Comet) and later considerably larger cruising boats. Coastal cruises, with her husband, Richard (editor of this volume), have included numerous trips along the Eastern seaboard, including the ICW, where theyve perfected the art of “achievable cruising” cruise for a week or two, leave the boat, go home, come back a month or two later and continue on. Other cruising adventures have taken them to Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and the Mediterranean. They have shared many of these experiences with three superb crew members their now-grown children Jason and Amanda and their sea-dog Molly. She and Richard are firm believers in “going” even if it means taking the office along – and technology has made that not only possible but quite easy. They are also committed to wonderful food along the way on board and ashore. Provisioning, theyve discovered, may be the most useful of all cruising skills and they seek out the best resources at every landfall. Along the way, theyve visited well over 2,000 marinas (most several times) as both cruisers and authors.

In addition to being one of the primary writers of the ACCs Guides to Marinas, Beth is incubating the Wandering Mariners Water Lovers imprint (land-based travel guides for people with a passion for the water) and the Healthy Boat series (holistic approaches to crew lifestyle and vessel management. She is also a new media designer/producer and has produced numerous documentaries and multiple media projects in the areas of complementary and integrative medicine, holistic living, ecology, peace-making, technology and food and health (including the award-winning “Children of War”, the Mellon-funded “Students at Work”, and “Earth

Facts, Facts, and more Facts + Photos, Rates, Ratings, and Reviews. Absolutely everything you need to know to decide where to tie up for a night or a week, packed into the only objective consumers guide to marinas and marine facilities.

For more than a decade, the Atlantic Cruising Club has been providing highly detailed, objective marina information to the East Coast boating consumer. The latest Guide the Seventh Edition – has now grown to nine regional volumes covering Bar Harbor, ME to Padre Island, TX in the East, and Point Roberts, WA to Chula Vista, CA on the West Coast. The regional Guides are being published sequentially. The two regional volumes, ACC’s Guide to New England Marinas and ACC’s Guide to Long Island Sound Marinas were very well received and the third regional volume, the Atlantic Cruising Clubs Guide to Florida’s East Coast Marinas, is now complete. 226 Marina Reports and thousands of photos cover Fernandina to Key West. These are consumers guides marina advertising is neither solicited nor accepted and there is no charge to the marinas for inclusion.

The new edition has been expanded to an 8 ” x 11″ format to accommodate the addition of both photographs and 50% more information — up to 300 facts on each marina. Every facility is now rated on three scales 1 to 5 Bells for cruiser services, 1 or 2 Travelifts for boatyard services and a Sunset for very special places. Marina information covers contact info, marina operations, rates, services, facilities, megayacht services, navigation information, boat supplies (chandleries, propane, ice, CNG, bait), and boatyard capabilities (rates, certifications, specialties, etc.). The very detailed “whats near by” sections cover restaurants (names & price ranges, too), lodgings (rates), recreation (from golf and tennis to swimming and bowling), entertainment (cinemas to museums, tours, and live theater), provisioning (including the nearest chain supermarkets, gourmet shops, farmers markets, fishmongers, etc.),general services (from bookstores and hardware stores to full-service laundries), transportation (rental cars, courtesy cars, airports and limos, cabs, bike rentals, water taxis, ferry services, local busses, rail, etc.) and medical services (from 911 and hospitals to massage therapists and vets). The “Review” section is comprised of three densely packed paragraphs (Setting, Marina Notes, and Notable), each chock full of even more useful information.

The Atlantic Cruising Clubs Guides to Marinas are delivered in both print and CD-ROM formats (in one package). Each volume includes 1,600-2,000 photographs – one of each marina in the Book, and 4-9 full-color photos of each on the CD-ROM. The easy-to-use CD-ROM allows boaters to search on over 100 fieldslocation, rates, ratings, reported depths, etc., etc., etc and it stores in a sturdy clear vinyl sleeve in the back of the book.

Both the Book and CD-ROM have been designed with easy navigation in mind. A Regional Map shows all 226 marinas covered in the ACCs Guide to Florida’s East Coast Marinas and 15 sub-region maps locate the marinas in a particular area. On the CD-ROM, the map is in full-color and all the marina “buttons” are “hot”; just click to display that marinas Report. Or use the very flexible CD search tool which makes searching on over 100 data fields very simple. For instance: “Show me all the marinas in the Lower Keys that have slips with at least 6 ft. of reported depth at MLW, charge less than $1.50 per foot, and have at least a 3 Bell Rating.” Or “Show me all the marinas in the Miami area that have a supermarket within walking distance, that welcome pets, have a spa nearby, and that have handicapped access to the docks.” Or “Show me all the Marinas on Lake Worth that can manage an LOA of 120 feet, and also have a boatyard onsite, a laundry, pool, and restaurant.” Or “Show me all the marinas in Jacksonville that have 50 amp pedestals, an on-site diesel engine mecha

“Whether you need to tie on, plug in, pump out, or hunker down, this guide with steer you true.” — Curtis Rindlaub, co-author of the 14-year best-seller A Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast, 4th Edition

…in short, everything anyone could possibly want to know. — Yachting, 2003

After hurricane delayed research, a new guidebook … required ACC to revisit 95% of the 226 marinas excellently detailed in book. — Practical Sailor – May, 2005

Nearly as indispensable as the boat itself, the entire series of ACC cruising guides are exemplary for completeness and objectivity. — Blue Water Sailing, September 2003

makes heading ashore much less of a crapshoot – marinas rated with respect to facilities, BY services & scenic beauty. — Yachting

the bible – Nearly as indispensable as the boat itself, the entire series is exemplary for its completeness and objectivity.” — Blue Water Sailing

Atlantic Cruising Club’s Guide to Florida’s East Coast Marinas: Fernandina, Florida to Key West, Florida (Book & CD-ROM)

Cruising Guide to Eastern Florida

Hailed by sailors as the standard and best guide on the subject. In this updated third edition, the reader will find firsthand information on water and port conditions including navigation depths and dockside facilities. The author also includes the history and folklore of the area, and recommends restaurants and shoreside attractions. Young has personally checked every item out. Best of all, it is in the inimitable style of Claiborne Young. Sailors have come to trust his as the last word on the subject. He is also the author of Cruising Guide to Western Florida, Cruising Guide to the Northern Gulf Coast, and Power Cruising, all published by Pelican. — From the Publisher –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Cruising Guide to Eastern Florida is the most thoroughly researched and comprehensive source for details on the facilities and waters of the Sunshine State’s eastern shore, from Fernandina Beach to Miami.

Cruising Guide to Eastern Florida (Cruising Guide Series)

Revel in the past and kickstart your running future! Marc Bloom dares to rank the nation’s top runners, from milers to marathoners, and offers a rare glimpse into what made them tick and how they trained.
Discover:
* Who made the list of America’s top 30 men and top 20 women runners of all time
* How the rankings were determined (and how to weigh in with your own opinions!)
* What were the champions’ biggest triumphs and disappointments
* How each one trained before his or her biggest races
* How America can restore its running greatness

Beginning with legends Frank Shorter and Joan Samuelson, this unique book contains the thrilling stories of our country’s greatest runners-each a lesson in dedication, hard work, and an untiring passion for running. Draw inspiration from the story of Billy Mills (ranked No. 6, despite his short career), then try out his Tee-to-Greens Golf Course Training method. Or, if you have a goal race, borrow a page out of Lynn Jennings’ training notebook: the methodical 4-Stage Buildup System.

Both a compendium of running’s brightest stars and a valuable manual of training techniques, this book is a true keepsake and a must-have for all runners.

Marc Bloom is an award-winning track and field journalist. He is a senior writer for Runner’s World magazine and the author of six books. He lives in Marlboro, New Jersey.

In Run with the Champions, award-winning running writer Marc Bloom feeds the voracious appetite of America’s growing running population in two ways: by creating a unique system to objectively rank the nation’s top 25 male and top 25 female runners of all time, and by revealing their little-known training secrets and strategies, from what they ate to how they trained for their biggest victories. Any average runner can benefit from the insights and advice offered by running legends like Frank Shorter, Alberto Salazar, Joan Samuelson, and Lynn Jennings. The rankings themselves are expected to create a buzz in the large running community, and the affiliation with Runner’s World–the world’s leading authority on running–will ensure credibility. This comprehensive book is at once an exciting compendium on elite runners and a terrific training manual.

Run with the Champions: Training Programs and Secrets of America’s 50 Greatest Runners

Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon: How to Be Your Own Best Coach

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Brad Hudsons years of personal elite training experience, combined with his wide spectrum of training influences, has catapulted him into a class of American coaching that has typically consisted of archaic, iron-fisted coaching systems. He has the ability and openmindedness to return U.S. distance running to prominence. Casey Burchill, 28-minute 10K runner

Do you want to run faster? Are you trying to peak for a particular race? Would you like to find your true running potential? Brad Hudson, former Olympic Trials marathoner and current coach to Olympians like Dathan Ritzenhein, will show you the way in this practical, reader-friendly guide. Hudson is the most innovative running coach to come along in a generation. Until now, only a handful of elite athletes have been able to benefit from his methods. Now Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon shows all runners how to coach themselves as confidently and effectively as Brad coaches his world-class athletes. Becoming your own best coach is the ticket to running faster at any distance.
First you will learn to assess your abilities. Then youll learn how to devise a training program specifically geared to you. Filled with easy-to-follow sample training programs for distances ranging from the 5K to the marathon and abilities ranging from novice to advanced, Run Faster is the cutting-edge guide for optimal performance.
With Hudsons guidance, you can train smarter and more effectivelyand avoid injury. And youll soon be running faster than you ever thought possible!

Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon: How to Be Your Own Best Coach