Massad Ayoob's Greatest Handguns of the World by Massad Ayoob

By Massad Ayoob

A modern day vintage from a grasp Handgunner!

The subsequent neatest thing to taking pictures the world's maximum handguns is interpreting approximately them. and no-one writes approximately nice handguns like Massad Ayoob.

Here, in a single enjoyable, photo-packed quantity, are the handguns that modified firearms background. From the Colt 1911 to the newest and maximum Glock, Massad Ayoob stocks his half-century of expertise with the world's maximum pistols and revolvers as merely he can. even if you are a collector, a plinker, a contest shooter or just a firearms fanatic, you will agree that Massad Ayoob's maximum Handguns of the World is needed studying for a person attracted to the historical past and improvement of handguns.

Includes:

  • Colt
  • Smith & Wesson
  • Ruger
  • Glock
  • High Standard
  • Heckler & Koch
  • And more!

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Future Arctic Field Notes from a World on the Edge by Edward Struzik

By Edward Struzik

In a single hundred years, or perhaps fifty, the Arctic will glance dramatically diverse than it does at the present time. As polar ice retreats and animals and vegetation migrate northward, the arctic panorama is morphing into anything new and extremely varied from what it as soon as used to be. whereas those adjustments could seem distant, they are going to have a profound impression on a bunch of worldwide matters, from overseas politics to animal migrations. In destiny Arctic, journalist and explorer Edward Struzik bargains a clear-eyed examine the swiftly moving dynamics within the Arctic sector, a harbinger of adjustments that may reverberate all through our complete world.
Future Arctic unearths the interior tale of the way politics and weather switch are changing the polar global in a fashion that may have profound results on economics, tradition, and the surroundings as we all know it. Struzik takes readers up mountains and cliffs, and alongside for the experience on snowmobiles and helicopters, sailboats and icebreakers. His go back and forth partners, from flora and fauna scientists to army strategists to indigenous peoples, proportion various insights into the technological know-how, tradition and geopolitical tensions of this beautiful position. With their support, Struzik starts off piecing jointly an environmental puzzle: How may perhaps the land’s such a lot iconic species—caribou, polar bears, narwhal—survive? the place will migrating birds flock to? How will ocean currents shift? And what basic alterations will oil and gasoline exploration have on economies and ecosystems? How will giant unclaimed areas of the Arctic be divided?
A particular blend of in depth on-the-ground examine, compelling storytelling, and coverage research, destiny Arctic deals a brand new examine the adjustments taking place during this distant, mysterious zone and their far-reaching results.

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Swimming Past 50 (Ageless Athlete Series) by Mel Goldstein

By Mel Goldstein

" Swimming is a game specifically well-suited for older adults. yet such a lot books cater to more youthful, aggressive highschool and school swimmers and their coaches. Swimming prior 50 deals age-appropriate health and pageant education courses in addition to many invaluable insights for swimmers who've lapped the 50-year mark. Swimming is more and more renowned between this growing to be age workforce because it is a perfect recreation for constructing cardiovascular health whereas placing very little put on and tear on bones and joints. This publication offers targeted insights and suggestions for mature swimmers. even if you swim to stick match or compete as a Masters swimmer, you will discover the cloth helpful and exact. Authors Mel Goldstein and Dave Tanner be aware of their subject material good. either swam at Indiana college below the tutelage of mythical trainer James ""Doc"" Counsilman. Goldstein went directly to trainer Masters swimmers and to swim competitively, and he presently ranks one of the most sensible ten nationally within the 60 to sixty four age staff. Tanner is an international champion and All-American swimmer and likewise competes in a number of patience activities. As an workout physiologist and highschool swim trainer, he has studied education tools and schedules for health and function in swimming. no matter if you need to be a extra effective and healthy lap swimmer or a swifter competitor within the subsequent Masters festival you input, Swimming previous 50 is your advisor to luck. education tools, stroke procedure directions, and drills are observed through vital age issues. The publication additionally presents dryland and in-pool education courses for various degrees of age 50 and over swimmers. As a different bonus, the authors have incorporated pattern work out schedules for the whole yr. Age was once regularly a bad excuse to not swim. Now Swimming prior 50 exhibits there is not any excuse in any respect, so bounce correct in. "

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Wild Blue Yonder : The High Flying Story of BYU Football by Dick Harmon

By Dick Harmon

Trainer LaVell Edwards took over a application 25 years in the past that used to be unknown. He used to be confident that the one technique to win was once to throw the ball and throw it he did. The Brigham younger collage Cougars have emerged as the most effective traditions within the heritage of faculty soccer. The Cougars aerial wizardry has replaced the face of school soccer giving us Jim McMahon, Marc Wilson, Gifford Nelson, Robbie Bosco, Steve younger and Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer. BYU is now one of many countries soccer heavy-weights taking part in sooner than 60,000 fanatics each one week, sending dozens of gamers to the NFL and showing on nationwide television. Wild Blue Yonder is the hovering saga and legit historical past of BYU soccer, what a few humans have known as the Mormon Notre Dame.

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Snowshoeing by Steven A. Griffin

By Steven A. Griffin

The fundamental functionality of the snowshoe has remained unchanged for a few 5 thousand years, a method of transportation over snow and ice. in recent times, besides the fact that, advancements in snowshoe layout and fabrics, and an expanding curiosity in activity and health, have made snowshoeing some of the most renowned iciness actions in North the United States. Snowshoeing bargains a radical, illustrated creation to this fast-growing wintertime activity. apparatus choice, care, and service; right snowshoeing process; assistance and suggestion from execs; coaching and defense; The physics of wintry weather climate.

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Bathed in Blood: Hunting and Mastery in the Old South by Nicolas W. Proctor

By Nicolas W. Proctor

The hunt, just like the church, courthouse, and relations, performed an indispensable position in southern society and tradition throughout the antebellum period. despite colour or classification, southern males hunted. even if hunters constantly famous the tangible profits in their mission―meat, hides, furs―they extensively utilized the search to speak rules of gender, race, category, masculinity, and group. searching used to be a great deal a social job, and for plenty of white hunters it grew to become a drama during which they can reveal their skill for mastery over girls, blacks, the flora and fauna, and their very own passions.

Nicolas Proctor argues in Bathed in Blood that simply because slaves usually followed white hunters into the sector, whites usually believed that searching used to be a very potent venue for the demonstration of white supremacy. Slaves interpreted such interactions fairly another way: they remained fascinated by the goods of the search and thought of the exertions played on the behest in their vendors as a chance to enhance their very own . even if bought as a present from a white hunter or due to their very own independent―often illicit―efforts, online game supplied them with an immense supplementary nutrients resource, an merchandise for alternate, and a degree of autonomy. by way of sharing their priceless assets with different slaves, slave hunters additionally bolstered the bonds inside their very own group. In a society predicated upon the consistent degradation of African americans, such easy acts of generosity grew to become symbolic of resistance and had a cohesive impact on slave families.

Proctor forges a brand new figuring out of the importance of searching within the antebellum South via his analyses of a wealth of journal articles and personal papers, diaries, and correspondence.

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Albatrosses by Terence Lindsey

By Terence Lindsey

· Illustrated and available consultant to this detailed aviatorDespite their iconic cultural prestige, actual albatrosses are mostly restrained to the quarter said by way of early mariners because the “Roaring Forties” and the “Furious Fifties”, another way often called the Southern Ocean. the only so much designated attribute of those birds is they trip storms. apart from a couple of shut family one of the petrels and shearwaters, they're the one animals (of any type) that do that. They don’t ward off storms, or flee them, they climb aboard and experience them. The meteorology of the Southern Ocean is so severe that the area may perhaps quite be seen as basically one huge, immense, never-ending typhoon. For any non-aquatic animal, this attribute makes the Southern Ocean approximately as inhospitable because the polar wastes or the main severe of deserts. To all however the albatross, that is.This paintings outlines the lifestyles histories of those mind-blowing birds, and explores many of the major ideas and strategies that experience advanced to allow them to accomplish mastery of 1 of the main opposed areas on the earth.

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