Angebote zu "Life" (13 Treffer)

Surf For Your Life
12,99 € *
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Stand: 19.09.2019
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Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
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**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography** ´´Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard.´´-Sports Illustrated Included in President Obama´s 2016 Summer Reading List Barbarian Days is William Finnegan´s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses-off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships forged in challenging waves. Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites-only gang in a tough school in Honolulu. He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s. He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them. Youthful folly-he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay, on Maui-is served up with rueful humor. As Finnegan´s travels take him ever farther afield, he discovers the picturesque simplicity of a Samoan fishing village, dissects the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese, and navigates the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria. Throughout, he surfs, carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing, unprecedented lucidity. Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, a social history, a literary road movie, and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting, little-understood art. Praise for Barbarian Days: ´´Without a doubt, the finest surf book I´ve ever read . . . But on a more fundamental level, Barbarian Days offers a clear-eyed vision of American boyhood. Like Jon Krakauer´s Into the Wild, it is a sympathetic examination of what happens when literary ideas of freedom and purity take hold of a young mind and fling his body out into the far reaches of the world.´´-The New York Times Magazine ´´Incandescent . . . I´d sooner press this book upon on a nonsurfer, in part because nothing I´ve read so accurately describes the feeling of being stoked or the despair of being held under. . . . [But] it´s also about a writer´s life and, even more generally, a quester´s life, more carefully observed and precisely rendered than any I´ve read in a long time.´´-Los Angeles Times

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Surf Life - Surfen - Surfing 2020 - 16-Monatska...
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Der praktische 16-Monats-Kalender von Gifted Stationery Co. Ltd ist zum Aufklappen (30,5 x 30,5 cm, aufgeklappt 30,5 x 61 cm). Er bietet 12 verschiedene, sorgfältig ausgewählte Bilder mit meist kurzen Informationen zum Thema. Das große, mehrsprachige Kalendarium lässt viel Platz für Notizen. Eine günstige Geschenkidee für alle, die Kalender lieben - oder schenken Sie ihn sich doch einfach selbst! In unserem Sortiment finden Sie außerdem noch viele weitere Kalender der Gifted Stationery Co. Ltd mit exklusiven Bildern zu den Städten und Regionen Großbritanniens, zu Filmstars, prominenten Persönlichkeiten und Größen des Sports.

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The Boys in the Boat
9,49 € *
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An epic true-life journey to the heart of Hitler´s Berlin.

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Pipe Dreams
12,99 € *
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A six-time world surfing champion and actor describes his life and career, recounting how he turned to surfing to escape his difficult home life, appeared on Baywatch for a year, briefly dated Pamela Anderson, and worked to achieve his athletic goals. Reprint.

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Soul Surfer
11,99 € *
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Hamilton, the teenage surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack in the fall of 2003, shares her amazing story, detailing her return to surfing after this life-changing event. She also reveals how she has dealt with the maelstrom of attention from the press and media and how her faith keeps her going and feeling positive.

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Zhimon
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In 1987 the author set forth on his attempt to travel the Canadian inland water route used by the French-Canadian Voyageurs, the early traders who moved goods from coast to coast by canoe during the fur trade years of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Despite his lack of experience as a canoeist Michael, a Vietnam vet, was hoping to realign his life in a solitary confrontation with the elements, and with himself. His journey would begin in Montreal and with luck end more than three thousand miles later, somewhere above the Arctic Circle. After a surprise publicized send off this adventure would prove both enlightening and harrowing. As he paddled both upstream and down, trying to find his way through many unmarked waterways and portages, he would encounter both the wrath of Mother Nature and the beauty she can offer. Now, thirty years after that solitary journey, Michael shares the story of what he and his faithful partner, Zhimon the yellow canoe experienced on that four month adventure following the path of the old Voyageurs.

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Stand: 20.09.2019
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The Complete Sailing Manual
21,99 € *
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The undisputed market leader in sailing guides, this fully revised and updated sailing manual, with a foreword by Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie, features all of the latest developments in sailing and navigation technology and techniques. In The Complete Sailing Manual, former British national champion Steve Sleight offers a lifetime of expert advice and guidance in the form of complete tuition course on seamanship that is brought to life with breathtaking action photography and clear illustrations. It offers extensive coverage of sailing practice, including foiling catamarans, apparent wind sailing, long-distance cruising, and electronic navigation. Packed with essential information, handy diagrams, and step-by-step artwork, this is only sailing handbook you need when out on the waves. Previous Edition ISBN 9781405392761

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Wellenreiten - Basics
22,90 € *
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Wellenreiten Basics ist kein reines Lehrbuch, sondern nimmt die Leser mit an den Surfspot. Ben Marcus zeigt auf, wie man sich der Surfer-Etikette gemäß verhält, wie man alles richtig machen und sich so schnell im wahren Surferleben zurechtfinden kann. Darüber hinaus erfährt der Leser auch alles über die Technik, erhält Tipps für vorbereitende Übungen an Land und auf dem Wasser sowie Hinweise für erste Manöver. Zahlreiche Insidertipps über die Besonderheiten einzelner Surfspots oder Storys aus der Surferszene lockern das Ganze auf. Ein Buch, dass der Anfänger in der Welle oft in die Hand nehmen wird, um sich vorzubereiten, nachzuprüfen und anschließend natürlich auch mitreden zu können, wenn von dem Contest in Malibu oder dem Vorteil einer gedrehten Leash die Rede ist. Alles, was der Anfänger übers Wellenreiten wissen sollte: Ausrüstung, Spots, Technik Insidertipps und Hintergrundstorys über die Heroes dieses Sports Ausführliche Glossare und ein ausgefeiltes Register erleichtern das Auffinden jedes wichtigen Begriffs aus der Szene Großzügige Fotostrecken zeigen, wie s geht Ben Marcus ist schon als Kind im heimatlichen Santa Cruz, Kalifornien, gesurft. Nach seinem Highschool-Abschluss reiste er auf der Suche nach perfekten Wellen um die ganze Welt und wurde schnell zu einem renommierten Surfjournalisten. So war er u.a. Redakteur beim Surfer Magazine und beim Surfer s Journal sowie Autor der Bücher Surfing USA! , The Surfboard und Surfing & Meaning of Life .

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