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: Alastair Humphreys
Publisher: Eye Books (US&CA)
Alistair Humphreys cycled around the world—a journey of 46,000 miles. This inspiring story traces the second leg of his travels—the length of South and North America, the breadth of Asia and back across Europe, crossing the mountains and salt-flats of South America, canoeing the Five-Finger Rapids of the Yukon River, and braving a Siberian Winter with only the flimsiest tent to protect him from the elements.
Author: Frank Smythe
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Frank Smythe’s fascinating book Kamet Conquered tells of his successful bid to make the first ascent of Kamet (7,756 metres) in 1931. Through Smythe, an experienced high-altitude mountaineer, the reader experiences all the tension, fatigue, discomfort and struggle of a major expedition but is also able to enjoy the sublime descriptions of nature at its wildest and most beautiful. Smythe is a keen observer of light, cloud and colour and his spiritual prose conjures up a palpable sense of the Himalaya. There is a rich sense of history within these pages; the book is very much of its time. However, the sometimes harsh colonial attitudes do not eclipse the genuine respect Smythe has for his Indian and Sherpa companions, nor what these remarkable men achieved. Through this journey, we are led from the dank, steamy foothills of the Himalaya, to its harsh and inhospitable peaks as Smythe and his team push themselves to their limits. In his own words: ‘A real appreciation of life is made up of contrasts. Civilisation cannot be properly appreciated unless you have lived in the wild ... we had sweated and we had shivered; we had experienced comfort and discomfort; we had gazed upon ugliness and beauty; we had known comradeship; we had found peace.’ A must read for any climber or alpinist, or indeed for anyone who yearns for adventure in the mountains.
Author: Pete O'Donovan
A second edition of the highly-acclaimed selective guidebook to the one of the finest sport climbing venues in the world - the Catalan province of Tarragona in Northeast Spain. Written in conjunction with local activist, Dani Andrada, one of the world's leading climbers, Tarragona Climbs features thousands of stunning sport-routes set amidst some of the most spectacular scenery in western Europe. The new edition features an additional 56 pages and many more sectors and routes. In particular, the coverage of world-class zones such as Siurana, Montsant and Margalef has been considerably expanded. The second edition is not simply a minor upgrade, it's a complete overhaul, with improved topos and hundreds of new crag and action photos. Additional features: Languages - English, Catalan and Castillian; detailed maps and explicit approach information for all sectors + GPS co-ordinates for key parking areas.
Author: Wally Smith, Barbara Smith
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Discover all Cuba has to offer in this complete cycling guide. Wally and Barbara Smith spent 6 months cycling 8,000 miles in Cuba to provide detailed directions for 50 days of cycling. The rides vary in length, many combining to create multi-day loops. Detailed directions describe rides leaving Havana to the west and east. Subsequent rides are clustered in the three best regions of Cuba for cycling: Pinar del Rio, Central Cuba, and the Oriente. A final section contains advice on connecting the regions for a long tour of the entire island. In addition, the authors provide information on getting to Cuba, equipment and accessories, food and water, safety considerations, overnight accommodations, and more. Exploring this fascinating country on two wheels may just be the best way to fully appreciate its history, people, and culture.
Author: George A. Bray
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Obesity is a chronic, stigmatized disease that is increasing in prevalance. Therapeutic options are limited in their effectiveness and frustration often leads to the discontinuation of any therapy. An Atlas of Obesity and Weight Control is a clearly written, beautifully illustrated color atlas on obesity, including its etiology, development and treatment. The book contains nearly 150 clinical pictures of obesity and its related conditions, as well as many pertinent clinical guidelines and up-to-the-minute data on assessment and treatment. The main chapters cover assessment and prevalence, how obesity develops and how it becomes a health hazard, classification and clinical types of obesity, evaluation and introduction to treatment, behavior modification, diet, exercise, drug treatment and surgical treatment and provide a timely and much-needed overview of current knowledge and practice in the treatment of obesity. The volume concludes with bibliographic references and an index. Nutritionists, internists, bariatric physicians, dieticians, endocrinologists, and medical and academic professionals will find An Atlas of Obesity and Weight Control is an essential reference.
Author: Aaron Golub, Melody L. Hoffmann, Adonia E. Lugo, Gerardo F. Sandoval
As bicycle commuting grows in the United States, the profile of the white, middle-class cyclist has emerged. This stereotype evolves just as investments in cycling play an increasingly important role in neighborhood transformations. However, despite stereotypes, the cycling public is actually quite diverse, with the greatest share falling into the lowest income categories. Bicycle Justice and Urban Transformation demonstrates that for those with privilege, bicycling can be liberatory, a lifestyle choice, whereas for those surviving at the margins, cycling is not a choice, but an often oppressive necessity. Ignoring these "invisible" cyclists skews bicycle improvements towards those with choices. This book argues that it is vital to contextualize bicycling within a broader social justice framework if investments are to serve all street users equitably. "Bicycle justice" is an inclusionary social movement based on furthering material equity and the recognition that qualitative differences matter. This book illustrates equitable bicycle advocacy, policy and planning. In synthesizing the projects of critical cultural studies, transportation justice and planning, the book reveals the relevance of social justice to public and community-driven investments in cycling. This book will interest professionals, advocates, academics and students in the fields of transportation planning, urban planning, community development, urban geography, sociology and policy.
Author: Alastair Humphreys
Alastair Humphreys' round the world journey of 46,000 miles was an old-fashioned adventure: long, lonely, low-budget and spontaneous. Cycling across five continents and sailing over the oceans, his ride took four years to complete, on a tiny budget of hoarded student loans. Moods of Future Joys is the story of the first remarkable stage of the expedition. Just two weeks into the ride the September 11th attacks changed everything. All Humphreys' plans went out the window and, instead of riding towards Australia, he suddenly found himself pedaling through the Middle East and Africa and on towards Cape Town. But his journey did not end there. In fact, this was only the beginning... Moods of Future Joys recounts an epic journey that succeeded through Humphreys' trust in the kindness of strangers, at a time where the interactions of our global community are more confused and troubled than ever. With a foreword by the explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
Author: Kiriakos Iosifidis
Publisher: Gingko PressInc
BIKE ART pays homage to our two-wheeled friend, presenting works created on walls, canvases, paper, pedestals, bike frames, skin and clothing by an international team of artists. In addition, the bicycle receives a complete makeover as designers compete to create the most original ride, whether re-envisioning the age-old form in its entirety or creating custom pieces for private consumption. A voyeuristic showcase of the lesser-known aspects of the culture - including festivals, performing arts and good works - rounds out this must-have volume.
Author: Felix Salten
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
It’s a dog’s life for a boy when he magically turns into a hound in this classic story from the author of Bambi. On a routine walk through the streets of his hometown of Vienna, Lucas Grassi sees an archduke’s coach. He can’t help but wish he was rich and powerful and leaving the dark city behind. And when he sees the archduke’s faithful dog running alongside, he wishes he could just be the dog and be free from his everyday life. And then his wish comes true: Lucas does become the dog. Every other day he switches from his normal body to that of the archduke’s canine companion. Soon he learns the dog is treated badly and the archduke is not a nice man. Lucas decides he’ll do anything to reverse his wish…if only he knew what to do! Felix Salten’s tale of a wish gone awry is brought back to life in this beautiful repackage.
Author: Cindy Isenhour, Gary McDonogh, Melissa Checker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This volume is a vital contribution to conversations about urban sustainability, looking beyond the propaganda to explore its consequences for everyday life.
Author: Adonia Lugo
Bicycle / Race paints an unforgettable picture of Los Angeles and the United States from the perspective of two wheels. This is a book of borderlands and intersections, a cautionary tale about the dangers of putting infrastructure before culture, and a coming-of-age story about power and identity. The colonial history of southern California is interwoven through Adonia Lugo's story of growing up Chicana in Orange County, becoming a bicycle anthropologist, and co-founding Los Angeles's hallmark open streets cycling event, CicLAvia, along the way.