Author: Amanda Ottaway
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 2018-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Unlike the stories of most visible Division I college athletes, Amanda Ottaway's story has more in common with those of the 80 percent of college athletes who are never seen on TV. The Rebounders follows the college career of an average NCAA Division I women's basketball player in the twenty-first century, beginning with the recruiting process when Ottaway is an eager, naive teenager and ending when she's a more contemplative twentysomething alumna. Ottaway's story, along with the journeys of her dynamic Wildcat teammates at Davidson College in North Carolina, covers in engaging detail the life of a mid-major athlete: recruitment, the preseason, body image and eating disorders, schoolwork, family relationships, practice, love life, team travel, game day, injuries, drug and alcohol use, coaching changes, and what comes after the very last game. In addition to the everyday issues of being a student athlete, The Rebounders also covers the objectification of female athletes, race, sexuality, and self-expression. Most college athletes, famous or not, play hard, get hurt, fail, and triumph together in a profound love of their sport and one another, and then their careers end and they figure out how to move on. From concussions and minor injuries to classrooms, parties, and relationships, Ottaway understands the experience of a Division I women's basketball player firsthand. The Rebounders is, at its core, a feminist coming-of-age story, an exploration of what it means to be a young woman who loves a sport and is on a course of self-discovery through that medium.
Author: Rick Newman
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics
Let’s face it: Setbacks happen, and failure is always a possibility. But here’s the good news: Amazing success has been achieved by people who once fell flat on their faces. The secret lies in how we respond to life’s bumps and pot holes and unwelcome detours—from getting fired or losing a business to enduring a professional rejection or pursuing a passion that fails to pan out. Misfortune, it turns out, can be a springboard to success. In Rebounders, U.S. News & World Report journalist Rick Newman examines the rise and fall—and rise again—of some of our most prolific and productive figures in order to demystify the anatomy of resilience. He identifies nine key traits found in people who bounce back that can transform a setback into the first step toward great accomplishment. Newman turns many well-worn axioms on their head as he shows how virtually anybody can improve their resilience and get better at turning adversity into personal and professional achievement. • Setbacks can be a secret weapon: They often teach vital things you’ll never learn in school, on the job, or from others. • There are smart ways to fail: Once familiar with them, you’ll be more comfortable taking risks and less discouraged if they don’t pan out. • “Defensive pessimism” trumps optimism: Planning for what could go wrong is often the best way to ensure that it doesn’t. • Know when to quit: Walking away at the right time can free the resources you need to exploit better opportunities. • “Own the suck”: When faced with true hardship, taking command of the pain and sorrow—rather than letting it command you—lays the groundwork for ultimately rising above it. Each lesson is highlighted by candid and inspiring stories from notable people, including musician Lucinda Williams, tennis champ James Blake, inventor Thomas Edison, army veteran and double-amputee Tammy Duckworth, and Joe Torre, former manager of the New York Yankees. In this uncertain and unstable time, Rebounders lays out the new rules for success and equips you with the tools you need to get ahead and thrive. From the Hardcover edition.
Tyler Hamilton war ein Naturtalent, einer der leidensfähigsten und zähesten Radfahrer, bei US Postal der zweite Mann hinter Lance Armstrong. In seinem Buch erzählt er, wie die Amerikaner sich in den Neunzigern die Seele aus dem Leib fuhren und dennoch keine Chance gegen europäische Teams hatten, die immer schneller waren, immer noch Luft hatten - bis die Mannschaft anfängt, sich spritzen zu lassen. Er legt offen, wie straff organisiert dieses System war, das das berühmteste Radrennen der Welt zur Tour de Farce werden ließ, wie korrupte Ärzte und skrupellose Teamchefs agieren und Mannschaften zu gut geölten Maschinen wurden. Wie eine ganze Sportart buchstäblich unter die Räder kam und eine Parallelwelt aus Lügen, Angst und Manipulation entstand, die ehemalige Helden als lädierte Wracks zurücklässt.
In 2002, Catherine Asaro won the Nebula Award for The Quantum Rose, the sixth novel in her Saga of the Skolian Empire. This very same novel was also named Best SF Novel by the Romantic Times. Schism: Part One of Triad is the tenth novel in this multiple award-winning series, and represents an excellent entry point into the series. For Schism harkens back to the early years of the Skolian Empire, back to the beginning of the war between Skolia and the Euban Traders. Twenty-three years have passed since the fateful vote in the Skolian Assembly that Roca missed in Skyfall. It created the first open hostility between Eube and Skolia, which has only deepened over the ensuing years. Now, Eube senses an opportunity, for strife has riven the first family of the Skolian Empire. Sauscony, the daughter of Roca and Eldrinson, is ready to seek her fortune as an officer-in-training in the Skolian military. When her father forbids her to undertake such a dangerous path, a wedge is formed as Soz chooses duty over family. Eube hopes to make this permanent, a divide that will leave the Skolian Empire ripe for conquest. And they're willing to kill anyone to make it happen. Revel in the latest adventure of this Nebula Award-winning series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
During the most historic and record-setting year in Illinois basketball history, the Illini captured the hearts of fans everywhere. The first title to be available on the market following the Illini's nearly perfect season and run to the Final Four, thisbook is full of full-color photos from Champaign-Urbana's News-gazette, taking readers through the regular and post-seasons. The book includes statistics and game recaps for the most significant games as well as complete coverage of the Big Ten Tournament, the NCAA Tournament, and the Final Four. Player profiles featuring the Illini starting five and key bench contributors are also included.
Basketball coaches around the world are constantly looking for ways to improve their team's rebounding on both the offensive and defensive end of the court. The Rebounding Workshop contains both drills and concepts designed to help improve your team's rebounding. Included are 40 drills that cover a wide range of techniques to be repeated until perfected and honed into habits. Areas covered include: -individual technique -the best way to secure a rebound -offensive rebounding -defensive rebounding -outlet passing to initiate the fast break -rebounding agility drills -competitive drills Also included are a wide range of concepts for coaches to consider when designing their team approach to rebounding. Traditional and out-of-the-box rebounding concepts are presented for coaches to consider. Regardless of the strategy and tactics adopted, the drills in The Rebounding Workshop can be modified and adapted to the needs of any team regardless of age, skill level or experience.
Author: B. N. Klyarfel'D
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Investigations into Electrical Discharges in Gases is a compilation of scientific articles that covers the advances in the investigation of the fundamental processes occurring in electrical discharges in gases and vapors. The book details the different aspects of the whole life cycle of an arc, which include the initiation of a discharge, its transition into an arc, the lateral spread of the arc column, and the recovery of electric strength after extinction of an arc. The text also discusses the methods for the dynamic measurement of vapor density in the vicinity of electrical discharges, along with the method for determining the surface current density at an anode. The selection will be of great use to researchers and practitioners of disciplines that deal with basic gas discharge.
Im Ausdauertraining kündigt sich eine Revolution an: Die Dauermethode, bei der man über lange Zeit in einem moderaten Herzfrequenzbereich trainiert, wird durch das metabolische Training abgelöst. Hierbei wechseln sich extrem fordernde Belastungsphasen und Erholungspausen ab. Dieses Training, das sich mit Hantelkomplexen, Zirkeln oder Intervallläufen umsetzen lässt, steigert die Herzleistung, baut Kraft und Muskelmasse auf und reduziert Körperfett. Es ist deutlich wirksamer als Joggen oder das Training an Cardiogeräten, nimmt aber weniger als die Hälfte der Zeit in Anspruch. Der weltbekannte Fitnessexperte Martin Rooney präsentiert in diesem Buch zum metabolischen Training Hunderte bebilderte Übungen und zahlreiche Workouts sowie ein komplettes 12-wöchiges Trainingsprogramm. Er fasst den aktuellen Forschungsstand zusammen, zeigt neue Warm-up- und Prehab-Techniken zur optimalen Verletzungsprävention, gibt Tipps zur Ernährung und zum Gewichtmachen. Dieses Trainingsprogramm ist ideal für Kampfsportler, aber auch für alle, die in kurzer Zeit viel Körperfett reduzieren und ihre Ausdauerfitness verbessern wollen.
Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2000-09-28
Genre: Social Science
Books, audiotapes, and classes about yoga are today as familiar as they are widespread, but we in the West have only recently become engaged in the meditative doctrines of the East--only in the last 70 or 80 years, in fact. In the early part of the 20th century, it was the pioneering efforts of keen scholars like W. Y. Evans-Wentz, the late editor of this volume, that triggered our ongoing occidental fascination with such phenomena as yoga, Zen, and meditation. Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines--a companion to the popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, which is also published by Oxford in an authoritative Evans-Wentz edition--is a collection of seven authentic Tibetan yoga texts that first appeared in English in 1935. In these pages, amid useful photographs and reproductions of yoga paintings and manuscripts, readers will encounter some of the principal meditations used by Hindu and Tibetan gurus and philosophers throughout the ages in the attainment of Right Knowledge and Enlightenment. Special commentaries precede each translated text, and a comprehensive introduction contrasts the tenets of Buddhism with European notions of religion, philosophy, and science. Evans-Wentz has also included a body of orally transmitted traditions and teachings that he received firsthand during his fifteen-plus years of study in the Orient, findings that will interest any student of anthropology, psychology, comparative religion, or applied Mah=ay=ana Yoga. These seven distinct but intimately related texts will grant any reader a full and complete view of the spiritual teachings that still inform the life and culture of the East. As with Evans-Wentz's other three Oxford titles on Tibetan religion, which are also appearing in new editions, this third edition of Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines features a new foreword by Donald S. Lopez, author of the recent Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West.