Your Guide to the National Parks, 2nd Edition is an award-winning guide. It is completely updated for the 2017 edition and includes more than 450 new photographs, 160 revised maps, and 50 hiking tables, making it the only guidebook you’ll need to explore the United States National Parks.
An all new design with the same intuitive layout keeps the step-by-step itineraries, kid-friendly activities, and most popular ranger programs at your fingertips to help plan your next family vacation. Thousands of hotels, restaurants, and attractions beyond the parks and 11 suggested road trips make it the ultimate dashboard companion. Exhaustive activity information–including hiking tables, easy-to-find trailhead markers, outfitter details, and backpacking essentials–serves as blueprint for an adventure of a lifetime. With something for everyone, this is Your Guide to the National Parks.
In Movement Matters, Biomechanist, Katy Bowman, continues her groundbreaking investigation our sedentary culture and the mechanics behind it. She unveils the profound potential of human movement. Movement Matters is a collection of essays where Katy widens her You are how you move message and invites us to consider our personal relationship with sedentarism, privilege, and nature.
Breakaway transcends Americans passions for sports and casino gambling as it follows two professional hockey team owners and the most-storied trophy in all of sports. No one can lift hockeys Stanley Cup on his own. Winning a championship takes talented athletes, committed owners, creative executives, and enthusiastic fans. For the Pittsburgh Penguins, it also meant breaking away from tradition. With team owners desperate to replace the leagues oldest rink and leakiest arena, the Penguins win the rights to draft the hottest player in a generation. A Pittsburgh legend returns to the team on and off the ice to lead them into the future. But how to turn around the fortunes of this troubled franchise? Breakaway tells the story of how the Penguins went from bankruptcy and last place to a profitable new arena and a championship by taking chances others never considered and risking everything to win it all.
Direct Hits Advanced Vocabulary: Vocabulary for the ACT, SAT, Advanced Placement Exams, GMAT, and more.
The books include the following features:
With more than 200 of the most challenging words found on standardized test, this is not a phone book size list of words that are rarely, if ever, used in essays or on tests.
Relevant, vivid, and memorable examples from popular movies, television, literature, music, historical events, and recent headlines
A Fast Review with quick definitions
A Final Review with critical reading and sentence completion questions similar to those found on standardized tests
Words are our tools for learning and communicating. A proficient and robust vocabulary is critical to success in school, business, the professions, AND standardized tests such as the AP Exams, ACT, SAT, and GMAT. Even the most dedicated students dread memorizing long lists of seemingly random words. Like its companion books, Direct Hits Essential Vocabulary and Direct Hits Core Vocabulary, Direct Hits Advanced Vocabulary offers an approach that places the words in a context students can easily understand and remember.
Direct Hits Advanced Vocabulary focuses on the sophisticated vocabulary expected of Advanced Placement high school students and college students.
To Learn asks the questions: Do you teach? Do you manage? Do you inspire? Do you sell? If the answer is yes to any of these or similar duties, then at least part of your job description or self-chosen pathway will likely include encouraging learning by your students, workers, followers, customers. To Learn can serve as a resource guide, providing you insight into the processes and barriers involved when those in your charge attempt to improve their understanding.
There are various scientific health benefits for people who practice yoga and meditation. The Science of Meditation, Yoga, and Prayer explores and explains them. This book merges eastern practices of well-being with western science to produce a perfect blend of science, meditation, yoga and prayer.
Yoga has been demonstrated through scientific research to be a superior form of exercise for overall well-being and combatant of stress. Daily stress is nothing new and everyone experiences at some point. Chronic stress increases oxidative stress in the human body, which is related to many illnesses including heart attacks and strokes. Yoga and meditation are some of the most effective ways to relieve such stress.
Fire in the Water tells about Paddy Quinn, the famous one-armed war correspondent. He is on what would be his final Civil War assignment: the funeral of the assassinated President Lincoln.
Quinn and his new bride Felice are aboard the steamboat Sultana going up the spring-flooded Mississippi River toward Illinois to meet the Funeral Train, when their honeymoon vessel stops at Vicksburg. The Sultana takes on a pathetic human cargo of 2,000 sick and ragged survivors of the hellish Andersonville prisoner-of-war camp. This motley group of prisoners are kept alive only by their desire to get home. Quinn’s lot is now thrown in with some of the unluckiest veterans of that awful war.
Life’s a ROADTRIP by Axel & Ash will inspire you to plan the road trip of your dreams. Whether you are cruising down California’s Pacific Coast Highway, the Great Ocean Road, or the ever iconic Route 66, road trips are about singing at the top of your lungs, exploring local secrets, and creating memories that last a lifetime. Life’s a ROADTRIP is the latest installment in the Insert Your Story series, following Swept Away by WANDERLUST and My BUCKETLIST, its here to inspire you to plan and kick start the road trip of your life.
The Heart and Science of Yoga is an encyclopedic introduction to Yoga Science, The American Meditation Institute founder Leonard Perlmutter shares his extraordinary knowledge of the world’s oldest and most practical mind/body medicine. Leonard is one of the West s foremost guides to understanding the nature of consciousness. He will gently lead you to a realization of the profound wisdom and power that you already possess.
A Golden Bond is Angela Demetrious’ story. Her life as the daughter of Greek immigrants was normal, carefree and innocent – until she was suddenly forced to grow up. The tale begins with a backdrop from the mid-1950’s in Indianapolis, a city still being developed and still considered sleepy. Angie and her friends begin their senior year of high school. Angie, the daughter of Greek immigrants, was already looking ahead to its end when she will have earned the right to wear the class ring. A ring that was not so easy to attain or hold onto. Angie’s life is thrown off-course with events taking place outside of her control. Angie’s golden ring becomes a symbol of that independence and a motivation for her future. But just days after receiving her cherished ring, it is snatched from her grasp.