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Five-Star Trails: Roanoke and the New River Valley: A Guide to the Southwest Virginia's Most Beautiful Hikes

Johnny Molloy · Menasha Ridge Pr
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Five Star Trails: Roanoke and the New River Valley showcases 40 hikes in the mountains, valleys and Piedmont of Western Virginia; an array of treks reflecting the area's superlative scenery, from wild waterfalls in the New River Valley to highland wildernesses of the Jefferson National...
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Following Atticus

Tom Ryan · William Morrow
Pages: 16
Format: Print book

Relates how the author and his dog named Atticus M. Finch attempted to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire's four-thousand-foot peaks twice to pay tribute to a friend who died of cancer and raise money for charity.
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Swim: Why We Love the Water

Lynn Sherr · PublicAffairs; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Swim is a celebration of swimming and the effect it has on our lives. It’s an inquiry into why we swim—the lure, the hold, the timeless magic of being in the water. It’s a look at how swimming has changed over the millennia, how this ancient activity is becoming more social...
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North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail

SCOTT JUREK · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 292
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the bestseller Eat and Run, a thrilling new memoir about his grueling, exhilarating, and immensely inspiring 46-day run to break the speed record for the Appalachian Trail.Scott Jurek is one of the world's best known and most beloved ultrarunners. Renowned for his remarkable...
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The Natural Disaster Survival Handbook

Outdoor Life Magazine · Weldon Owen
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

How to survive a range of natural disasters, from extreme weather to earthquakes and tsunamis, to peril from outer space. Find all the lifesaving advice you need to combat all that Mother Nature can throw at you.The perfect size to fit in your home emergency kit (you do have a home emergency...
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Guns the Right Way: Introducing Kids to Firearm Safety and Shooting

Jerry Luciano · Gun Digest Books
Format: Print book

Regardless of age, every child can benefit from learning about gun safety. Whether you want to introduce your child to firearms for hunting or sport - or simply ensure that he or she knows how to be safe around firearms - this is the book for you! This straightforward teaching aid can help...
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The Great Hound Match of 1905: Alexander Henry Higginson, Harry Worcester Smith, and the Rise of Virginia Hunt Country

Martha Wolfe · Lyons Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

In November 1905, the peak of foxhunting season across the Midlands of England and up and down the east coast of North America, two tiny towns in Virginia's Piedmont, poor and nearly forgotten after the Civil War and a recent depression, saw the coming of illustrious and wealthy foxhunters...
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The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Boxing

Harry Mullan · Carlton Books Ltd
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Boxing has produced some of the world's most exciting and colorful athletes, from Jack Johnson and Jake LaMotta to Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. They're all in this ultimate guide, the most comprehensive single-volume illustrated boxing reference available, now fully revised and updated...
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What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen

KATE FAGAN · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From noted on-air commentator and sports journalist Kate Fagan, the heartbreaking and vital story of college athlete Maddy Holleran, whose death by suicide rocked the University of Pennsylvania campus and whose life reveals with haunting detail and uncommon understanding the struggle of young...
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Get on Your Bike!: Stay safe, get fit and be happy cycling

Rebecca Charlton · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Paperback

This book isn't like other cycling books. It's not designed to help you shave seconds off your time trial, help you corner like a pro, or help you eat a like an Olympic athlete. It's not trying to get you into racing or make you the next Tour de France rider.What it will do is show...
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After The Wind : 1996 Everest Tragedy--One Survivor's Story

Lou Kasischke · Good Hart Publishing
Pages: 310
Format: Hardcover

Near the top of Mount Everest, on 10 May 1996, eight climbers died. It was the worst tragedy in the mountain's history. Lou Kasischke was there. Now he tells the harrowing story of what went wrong, as it has never been told before - including why the climbers were desperately late and out of time....
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Walk off the Weight

Lucy Wyndham-Read · Meyer & Meyer Sport
Pages: 200
Format: Print book

Lose weight, tone up, and look younger in just three weeks. Walk yourself to the fittest and healthiest version of yourself. Walk off the Weight is a full 21-day plan, and has all the advice and guidance you need. Simply follow the exercise instructions and the eating plan on each day and you will...
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Chase Your Shadow: The Trials of Oscar Pistorius

John Carlin · Harper
Format: Hardcover

The definitive account of the rise and fall of South African Olympic and Gold Medal-winning Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, from his personal and athletic success to the murder charge that rocked the world and put both the man, and post-Apartheid South Africa, on trial.Oscar Pistorius...
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