Author: Joe Simpson
Publisher: Direct Authors
The 25th Anniversary ebook, now with more than 50 images. 'Touching the Void' is the tale of two mountaineer’s harrowing ordeal in the Peruvian Andes. In the summer of 1985, two young, headstrong mountaineers set off to conquer an unclimbed route. They had triumphantly reached the summit, when a horrific accident mid-descent forced one friend to leave another for dead. Ambition, morality, fear and camaraderie are explored in this electronic edition of the mountaineering classic, with never before seen colour photographs taken during the trip itself.
Author: Jaime Casterad Seral, Roberto Guillén Correas, Susana Lapetra Costa
La Biblioteca Tematica del Deporte es un instrumento de informacion, complemento y soporte para el conocimiento y desarrollo de la actividad fisica y el deporte. Esta orientada a resolver de forma didactica y con mucha ilustracion -ademas con paginas en color- los principales temas que se abordan en la educacion fisica y el deporte. Gracias a su presentacion didactica, a la sencillez del lenguaje y a la rigurosidad de su contenido, dispone de una versatilidad que permite su utilizacion tanto como un instrumento de caracter divulgativo como tecnico. Sus graficos, dibujos y fotografias le anaden un mayor grado de vistosidad. Como biblioteca basica, debe estar presente en las bibliotecas de todos los centros escolares y de formacion de profesores y tecnicos. Como libros independientes constituyen obras con entidad propia validas para el publico en general, asi como para expertos en diferentes ambitos de la actividad fisica y el deporte.
Author: Aaos, Alton L. Thygerson, Steven M. Thygerson
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Primeros Auxilios en Lugares Remotos is the Spanish Edition of the Emergency Care & Safety Institute's Wilderness First Aid course.Primeros Auxilios en Lugares Remotos, 4ª edición, proporciona información sobre cómo manejar las lesiones y enfermedades comunes cuando la atención médica está distante a una hora o más de tiempo. Diseñado para aquellos que trabajan o viajan en lugares remotos, esta guía completa le enseñará lo que debe buscar y qué hacer en caso de una emergencia, y le dirigirá hacia el tipo más adecuado de atención. Completamente revisada, la cuarta edición contiene información actualizada sobre la formación en primeros auxilios y contiene los lineamientos 2010 en reanimación cardiopulmonar (RCP) y atención cardiovascular de emergencia (ECC).El texto también incluye:* Amplia información acerca de emergencias tanto en climas cálidos como en fríos* Lineamientos actualizados para tratar emergencias por mordedura de serpientes* Nueva información sobre el manejo de emergencias en personas diabéticas* Revisiones visuales paso a paso de procedimientos descritos para fortalecer el desarrollo de habilidades (destrezas) * Diagramas de flujo que apoyan en el proceso de toma de decisiones y procedimientos adecuados* Tablas de decisión que proporcionan un breve resumen de los signos que los socorristas deben buscar y las medidas de tratamiento que deben tomar* Excepcionales fotografías e ilustraciones
Author: Harry Laver
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
What essential leadership lessons do we learn by distilling the actions and ideas of great military commanders such as George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Colin Powell? That is the fundamental question underlying The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell. The book illustrates that great leaders become great through conscious effort—a commitment not only to develop vital skills but also to surmount personal shortcomings. Harry S. Laver, Jeffrey J. Matthews, and the other contributing authors identify nine core characteristics of highly effective leadership, such as integrity, determination, vision, and charisma, and nine significant figures in American military history whose careers embody those qualities. The Art of Command examines each figure’s strengths and weaknesses and how those attributes affected their leadership abilities, offering a unique perspective of military leadership in American history. Laver and Matthews have assembled a list of contributors from military, academic, and professional circles, which allows the book to encompass diverse approaches to the study of leadership.
Author: Barbara E. Ainsworth, Caroline A. Macera
Publisher: CRC Press
Physical activity remains a critical area of research as we consider cost-effective measures for lowering the chronic disease epidemic worldwide. In our increasingly automated society, many adults and children are not active at health-enhancing levels. In Physical Activity and Public Health Practice, a panel of respected researchers summarizes essential topics in physical activity and community health and guides public health practitioners and researchers in understanding the positive impact that physical activity has on a host of disease states. Focusing on the benefits of physical activity across the human lifespan with emphasis on primary and secondary prevention of chronic diseases and conditions, the book examines: Historical insights into physical activity and health Public health philosophy and approaches to understanding health concerns Application of public health strategies to increase physical activity in youth, adults, and older adults Known and effective policy and environmental approaches applied to various settings, including schools, worksites, and the community The role of physical activity on growth and development and in relation to obesity Methods for measuring physical fitness and applying U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines for exercise prescriptions How to promote physical activity among hard-to-reach populations A goal of all physical activity health promotion advocates is to increase the opportunity for citizens to live active, healthy lives. Understanding the immense role physical activity plays in human health is critical to shaping programs and policies that will benefit the population. This volume catalogs the latest research and provides a window into future possibilities for creating healthier communities.
Author: Eric Shipton
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Upon that Mountain is the first autobiography of the mountaineer and explorer Eric Shipton. In it, he describes all his pre-war climbing, including his Everest bids of the 1930s, and his second Karakoram survey in 1939, when he returned to Snow Lake to complete the mapping of the ranges flanking the Hispar and Choktoi glacier systems around the Ogre. Crossing great swathes of the Himalaya, the book, like so many of Shipton’s works, is both entertaining and an important addition to the mountain literature genre. It captures an important period in mountaineering history - that just before the Second World War - an ends on an elegiac note as Shipton describes his last evening at the starkly-beautiful snow lake, before he returns to a ‘civilisation’ about to embark on a cataclysmic war.
Author: John Bull
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
A guide to canyoning in the limestone areas of the western Mediterranean, stretching from the Costa Blanca in southern Spain via the Pyrenees to Provence in southern France, Sardinia and Mallorca. Canyoning - the descent of natural gorges by a mixture of hiking, scrambling, swimming and abseiling - is a mix of the fun and the adventurous. This book includes a selection of recommended gorge descents, ranging from two-hour strolls to long-day aquatic expeditions. The more technical expeditions involve abseiling and scrambling yet most canyons are within reach for anyone with these skills and, in the case of wet canyons, a one-piece wetsuit. The friendly Mediterranean canyons are great places to 'learn the ropes', and the guide therefore provides a basic grounding in techniques and skills for the less experienced.
Author: Adrian Berry, Steve McClure
Publisher: Rockfax Limited
This book represents a watershed in the genre of instructional books for climbers. Coming from a coaching perspective, Sport Climbing+ is packed with inspirational photos, humorous illustrations, and two lifetime's worth of learning how to succeed at the toughest of all sports. The book takes a practical approach, focusing on the improvements that climbers can make immediately, without embarking on lengthy training programs. Written in a highly accessible, jargon-free style, this book is as beneficial to the novice indoor climber wanting to get on rock as it is to the experienced climber wanting to move onto the next level. The book was written by, and strongly features high profile, professional climbers Adrian Berry and Steve McClure. It is the first in a series of instructional titles from Rockfax and is presented in the rick, informative, colourful style that has made Rockfax the 'gold standard' for guidebooks.
Author: Michael Roop, Tom Vines, Richard Wright
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
This exciting, full-color text is sure to set the standard for industrial and confined space rescue. It contains 350 illustrations that clearly show rigging and knotting techniques, as well as photographs that show rescue/training and clinical management scenarios. * More than 350 full-color illustrations clearly show rigging and technical rescue systems * Contains photographs that depict rescue/training and clinical management scenarios * Offers "real-world" examples of important skills, techniques, and concepts in a handy appendix * User-friendly format features boxed text, sidebars, and margin text for easy retrieval of information