The Push

Author: Tommy Caldwell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399562729
Size: 39.68 MB
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A New York Times Bestseller A dramatic, inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite’s El Capitan “The rarest of adventure reads: it thrills with colorful details of courage and perseverance but it enriches readers with an absolutely captivating glimpse into how a simple yet unwavering resolve can turn adversity into reward.” —The Denver Post A finalist for the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history—Yosemite’s nearly vertical 3,000-foot Dawn Wall, after nineteen days on the route. Caldwell’s odds-defying feat was the culmination of an entire lifetime of pushing himself to his limits as an athlete. This engrossing memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son to a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of the sport-climbing circuit. Caldwell’s affinity for adventure then led him to the vertigo-inducing and little understood world of big wall free climbing. But his evolution as a climber was not without challenges; in his early twenties, he was held hostage by militants in a harrowing ordeal in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Soon after, he lost his left index finger in an accident. Later his wife, and main climbing partner, left him. Caldwell emerged from these hardships with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. He set his sights on free climbing El Capitan’s biggest, steepest, blankest face—the Dawn Wall. This epic assault took more than seven years, during which time Caldwell redefined the sport, found love again, and became a father. The Push is an arresting story of focus, drive, motivation, endurance, and transformation, a book that will appeal to anyone seeking to overcome fear and doubt, cultivate perseverance, turn failure into growth, and find connection with family and with the natural world.

The Push

Author: Julia Lawrinson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0857967002
Size: 60.66 MB
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Love is just about the only hold anyone can have over another person; if you have that, nothing else is necessary. 'Is she - was she with Johnno?' asked Erica. 'It doesn't work like that,' Trish said. 'It's more . . . fluid.' Erica is restless for a life outside her office job, the man she dates and her mother's small house in the slummy inner city. So when she meets a 'bad' bunch known as the Push, she is quickly drawn to them. They have no respect for money, or marriage, or careers, or any of the usual things. They offer the freedom Erica is longing for - but can she handle it? Set in 1950s Sydney, this is a dramatic tale about growing up and making choices from the author of Bye, Beautiful.

The Push Guide To Choosing A University

Author: Jonathan Rich
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748790272
Size: 41.41 MB
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This guide sets out to advise young people on what to consider before making decisions about attending university. It encourages them to question if university is for them and if so, what they should think about before choosing one. It aims to provide an insight into the reality of what to expect and how to get the most out of university life.

The Push

Author: Judy Ogilvie
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780958949484
Size: 43.84 MB
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Sydney, the 1950's, and a group of subversive thinkers debated and lived marxism, anarchism, egoism and libertarianiam they believed in free love and were great drinkers, talkers and gamblers. By a Push survivor.

Spitsbergen Push Moraines

Author: J.J.M. van der Meer
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080541617
Size: 16.44 MB
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The book deals with push moraines on Spitsbergen. The main body is a translation of the original German report by Karl Gripp on a 1927 expedition. The quality of Gripp's work is evaluated to see whether it stands the test of time. It is found that it is very modern, every year people still go into the field with the same research questions. It is also found that most likely Gripp's report contains the first description of features that we now take for granted, for instance the description of looped moraines to detect surges. Push moraines are still being studied and to show where we stand now two papers have been added that analyse two particular examples, Holmströmbreen and Sefströmbreen. The two examples are geographically close together, but reflect two completely different settings: terrestrial Holmströmbreen and tidewater Sefströmbreen. Since a few years we know of the De Geer Archive, a collection of glass negatives of Spitsbergen, relating to De Geer's expeditions between 1882 and 1910. The negatives have only emerged recently and a collection of prints relating to Holmströmbreen and Sefströmbreen is included here. Together with a third paper incorporated in the book, this time an evaluation of De Geer's photos and maps of the Sefströmbreen surge, this material shows the importance of incorporating historical documentation in our studies.

Push Up Progression Workout For A Stronger Core

Author: Shaun Zetlin
Publisher: Price World Publishing
ISBN: 1619841770
Size: 39.59 MB
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"Push-Up Progression Workout for a Stronger Core" is a twelve push-up journey to progress by performing a variety of push-up techniques. This book discusses how crucial the push-up is in regards to training the core, upper body, and lower body. By strength training your core stabilization muscles first, and your core movement muscles second, you will create overall functional strength in your core while obtaining that lean, aesthetic look we all desire. Performing these push-ups will improve your posture drastically while you develop more strength in your upper and lower body. The push-ups outlined in this book can be performed quickly and conveniently at home or on the road. Most importantly, no matter your fitness level, this book shows you how the push-up can benefit everyone!

The Push

Author: Patrick Gray
Publisher: Tyndale Kids
ISBN: 9781496428806
Size: 16.11 MB
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When Marcus moved next door to John, they knew instantly they'd be friends. Now John and Marcus do almost everything together. They go on lots of adventures, with Marcus pushing John's wheelchair and John fueling their escapades with jokes. Through their friendship, the boys discover that their unique gifts make them stronger together. Based on the friendship of real-life best friends Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck, The Push teaches kids that people of all abilities have important roles to play and that we're all better together than we are on our own.