Best Extreme Sports Books
Here you will get Best Extreme Sports Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
Author: by James Nestor
A New York Times BestsellerA Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020 Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR A fascinating scientific, cultural, spiritual and evolutionary history of the way humans breatheand how we’ve all been doing it wrong for a long, long time.
Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat Pray LoveNo matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly. There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thousand times a day.
Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. Journalist James Nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. The answers aren’t found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of So Paulo.
2. Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Author: by Christopher McDougall
The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run. An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? Isolated by Mexico’s deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury.
In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe.
McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.
3. Finding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
Author: by Rich Roll
Finding Ultra is an incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations everOn the night before he was to turn forty, Rich Roll experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he could see where his current sedentary life was taking himand he woke up.
Plunging into a new routine that prioritized a plant-based lifestyle and daily training, Rich morphedin a matter of mere monthsfrom out of shape, mid-life couch potato to endurance machine. Finding Ultra recounts Rich’s remarkable journey to the starting line of the elite Ultraman competition, which pits the world’s fittest humans in a 320-mile ordeal of swimming, biking, and running.
And following that test, Rich conquered an even greater one: the EPIC5five Ironman-distance triathlons, each on a different Hawaiian island, all completed in less than a week. In the years since Finding Ultra was published, Rich has become one of the world’s most recognized advocates of plant-based living.
4. Power Boating For Dummies
Author: by Randy Vance
Ahoy, there!From docking and mooring to routine power boat maintenance and repairs, this handy guide is your trusted first mate for smooth sailing For both new and experienced boaters, Power Boating For Dummies is a useful reference that covers the ins and outs of this exciting and popular sport.
The book starts at the beginning, taking you through the process of buying a boat, but it’s helpful to anyone who owns a boat. Designed to teach you how to pilot a boat, equip it, store it, tow it, handle emergencies, and more, it’s a comprehensive guide written in jargon-free language .
Power Boating For Dummies teaches you everything you need to know about buying, operating, and enjoying a power boat up to 35 feet in length and provides expert guidance for anyone new to the sport and new tips and ideas for improving power boating for even those with some experience captaining a boat: Calculate the costs of boating and compare those costs to non-boating activities Decide which type of boat to buy fishing, runabouts, pontoon, cruisers, or houseboats Read more Read less Previous page Print length 392 pages Language English Publisher For Dummies Publication date March 3, 2009 Dimensions 7.3 x 1.
5. Mastering Mountain Bike Skills
Author: by Brian Lopes
If you want to ride like a pro, you should learn from a pro! In Mastering Mountain Bike Skills, Third Edition, world-champion racer Brian Lopes and renowned riding coach Lee McCormack share their elite perspectives, real-life race stories, and their own successful techniques to help riders of all styles and levels build confidence and experience the full exhiliration of the sport.
Mastering Mountain Bike Skills is the best-selling guide for all mountain biking disciplines, including enduro, pump track racing, dual slalom, downhill, cross-country, fatbiking, and 24-hour races. It absolutely captures the sport and offers everything you need to maximize performance and excitement on the trail.
Learn how to select the proper bike and customize it for your unique riding style. Develop a solid skills base so you can execute techniques with more power and precision. Master the essential techniques to help you carve every corner, nail every jump, and conquer every obstacle in your path.
6. Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves
Author: by James Nestor
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New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice An Amazon Best Science Book of 2014 Scientific American Recommended ReadFascinating, informative, exhilarating. Wall Street JournalDeep is a voyage from the ocean’s surface to its darkest trenches, the most mysterious places on Earth. Fascinated by the sport of freedivingin which competitors descend great depths on a single breathJames Nestor embeds with a gang of oceangoing extreme athletes and renegade researchers.
He finds whales that communicate with other whales hundreds of miles away, sharks that swim in unerringly straight lines through pitch-black waters, and other strange phenomena. Most illuminating of all, he learns that these abilities are reflected in our own remarkable, and often hidden, potentialincluding echolocation, directional sense, and the profound bodily changes humans undergo when underwater.
Along the way, Nestor unlocks his own freediving skills as he communes with the pioneers who are expanding our definition of what is possible in the natural world, and in ourselves. A journey well worth taking. David Epstein, New York Times Book Review Nestor pulls us below the surface into a world far beyond imagining and opens our eyes to these unseen places.
7. Total Control: High Performance Street Riding Techniques, 2nd Edition
Author: by Lee Parks
Total Control delivers what other high-performance riding books only claim to offer: the skills to let you put your bike where you want it. Practicing the techniques outlined on these pages is the fastest and easiest way to master your machine.
Writing in a clear and understandable style, accomplished instructor and road racer Lee Parks demystifies the techniques used by top professionals and shows how to apply them to high-performance street and track riding, no matter what kind of bike you ride.
Parks explains the psychological dynamics of fear and concentration, as well as what it takes to achieve true mastery of your motorcycle. Total Control gives you everything you need to develop the techniques and survival skills necessary to become a proficient, accomplished, and safer street rider.
High-quality photos, detailed instructions, and professional diagrams highlight the intricacies and proper techniques of street riding. Readers will come away with a better understanding of everything from braking and cornering to proper throttle control, resulting in a more exciting yet safer ride.
8. Maximum Ride Box Set (Maximum Ride, School's Out Forever, Saving the World)
Author: by James Patterson
Discover the #1 New York Times bestselling series that inspired the movie and manga with the ultimate sleek box set. Join Max and her flock on three Maximum Ride adventures: The Angel Experiment (#1), School’s Out-Forever (#2), and Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (#3).
Being a kid with wings sounds like a dream come true, but when you’re facing half-human, half-wolf “Erasers” and a sinister science experiment, life can be complicated. From the deadly heat of Death Valley to the treetops of Central Park in Manhattan, this is one set of adventures you will never forget.
This box set also includes a bonus teaser and an exclusive excerpt from Angel (Maximum Ride #7) and a Witch & Wizard teaser!
9. Rise Of Superman
Author: by Steven Kotler
Rise of Superman
10. Alone on the Wall
Author: by Alex Honnold
Including two new chapters on Alex Honnold’s free solo ascent of the iconic 3,000-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. On June 3rd, 2017, Alex Honnold became the first person to free solo Yosemite’s El Capitanto scale the wall without rope, a partner, or any protective gearcompleting what was described as “the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport” (National Geographic) and “one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever” (New York Times).
Already one of the most famous adventure athletes in the world, Honnold has now been hailed as “the greatest climber of all time” (Vertical magazine). Alone on the Wall recounts the most astonishing achievements of Honnold’s extraordinary life and career, brimming with lessons on living fearlessly, taking risks, and maintaining focus even in the face of extreme danger.
Now Honnold tells, for the first time and in his own words, the story of his 3 hours and 56 minutes on the sheer face of El Cap, which Outside called “the moon landing of free soloinga generation-defining climb. Bad ass and beyond wordsone of the pinnacle sporting moments of all time.” 16 pages of photographs
11. A Twist of the Wrist Vol. 2: The Basics of High-Performance Motorcycle Riding
Author: by Keith Code
Straight facts about riding! A Twist of the Wrist, the acknowledged number one book on rider improvement for ten years straight, brought riders worldwide to a new understanding of vital riding skills. Uncovers and traces, action by action, the direct links between man and machine.
12. Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner
Author: by Dean Karnazes
In one of his most ambitious physical efforts to date, Dean Karnazes attempted to run 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 days to raise awareness of youth obesity and urge Americans of all fitness levels to “take that next step.””UltraMarathon Man: 50 Marathons – 50 States – 50 Days”, a Journeyfilm documentary, follows Dean’s incredible step-by-step journey across the country.
Ultrarunning legend Dean Karnazes has run 262 miles-the equivalent of ten marathons-without rest. He has run over mountains, across Death Valley, and to the South Pole-and is probably the first person to eat an entire pizza while running. With an insight, candor, and humor rarely seen in sports memoirs (and written without the aid of a ghostwriter or cowriter), Ultramarathon Man has inspired tens of thousands of people-nonrunners and runners alike-to push themselves beyond their comfort zones and be reminded of “what it feels like to be truly alive,” says Sam Fussell, author of Muscle.
Ultramarathon Man answers the questions Karnazes is continually asked: – Why do you do it?How do you do it?Are you insane? And in the new paperback edition, Karnazes answers the two questions he was most asked on his book tour: – What, exactly, do you eat?
13. Stronger Than the Dark: Exploring the Intimate Relationship Between Running and Depression
Author: by Cory Reese
Cory Reese (June 8, 2021)
In his gripping memoir, Cory Reese offers a compelling and vulnerable insight into the pervasive destruction of depression. Drawing on lessons learned over a decade of ultramarathon running, Stronger Than the Dark offers a powerful new approach in the battle against depression: the willingness to embrace suffering.
In a moment of physical and mental crisis during a 314-mile race across Tennessee, he realizes with clarity life’s ultimate purpose. We are here to endure. We are here to help others turn pain into peace. We are here to be a beacon of kindness and compassion.
Cory’s beautifully broken path of healing speaks to anyone feeling lost in insecurity or despair, and gives hope that even in life’s darkest moments, we can find the light. “Cory demonstrates that there is strength in vulnerability. Anyone who has struggled with depression will be comforted by the constant message that we have nothing to be ashamed of, and that we are not alone.
~ Kara Goucher, two-time OlympianI’m a big believer that sports teach us many of the most valuable mental, physical, and spiritual lessons we can learn in life. Cory Reese has written a deeply personal memoir about overcoming depression with the healing lessons he learned as an ultramarathon runner.
14. The Art of Resilience: Strategies for an Unbreakable Mind and Body
Author: by Ross Edgley
Incredible individual, incredible book, incredible story.’ CHRIS HEMSWORTHA hero who is as humble as he is resilient testament to a never give up spirit!’ BEAR GRYLLSFrom reading this book, the message that comes shining through is this: you can achieve anything.’ ANT MIDDLETONBestselling author and award-winning adventurer Ross Edgley has been studying the art of resilience for years, applying all he has learned to become the first person in history to swim around Great Britain, breaking multiple world records.
Now Ross focuses on mental strength, stoicism and the training needed to create an unbreakable body. Ross Edgley famously ran a marathon pulling a 1. 4-tonne car and climbed a rope the height of Everest (8,848m), after living with Yamabushi warrior monks in Japan and partaking in Shamanic pain rituals with fire ants in the Amazon jungle.
On his epic 1,780-mile journey around Great Britain, which lasted 157 days, Ross swam through giant jellyfish, arctic storms, haunted’ whirlpools and polluted shipping lanes, going so hard, and so fast, his tongue fell apart. Ross’s previous book, The World’s Fittest Book, was a Sunday Times bestseller and explored the science of physical fitness.
15. Moon Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands (Travel Guide)
Author: by Bethany Pitts
Canoe through the Amazon, explore the bustling capital of Quito, snorkel in the Galpagos, or kick back on the coast: Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Moon Ecuador & the Galpagos Islands. Inside you’ll find:Flexible itineraries for spending time in the Sierras, the Amazon, the coast, Quito, and the Galpagos IslandsStrategic advice for ethical travelers, adventure lovers, budget travelers, history and culture buffs, wellness seekers, and moreMust-see highlights and unique experiences: Hike through the Amazon rainforest, paddle across lily-covered lagoons, and spot camian, tapir, or pink river dolphins.
Dive with hammerhead sharks in the Galpagos, cycle the epic waterfall route in Baos, and watch the sun rise over the peaks where the Amazon meets the Andes. Wander cobbled colonial streets and gaze up at snow-capped volcanoes rising from wildflower-strewn grasslands.
Take a surfing lesson in Montaita, and relax on the beach with a mojito in hand How to ethically experience Ecuador like an insider, support local and sustainable businesses, and respectfully engage with the indigenous communities, including those with shamanic traditions Expert insight from local author Bethany Pitts on where to eat, how to get around, where to stay, and how to avoid crowds Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Reliable background on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and history, as well as health and safety advice, environmental issues, and common customs and etiquette Handy tools including a Spanish phrasebook, volunteer opportunities, packing suggestions, and travel tips for families with kids, seniors, travelers with disabilities, and LGBTQ travelersWith Moon Ecuador & the Galpagos Islands’ practical tips and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.
16. Worth Defending: How Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Saved My Life
Author: by Richard Bresler
“My friend, have you ever done any martial arts? My family has been doing Jiu-Jitsu for sixty-five years.We’re champions. We’re very well known in Brazil. Why don’t you come by for a free class?”I couldn’t have imagined it then, but that moment would mark the beginning of the rest of my life…
Richard Bresler was Rorion Gracie’s first student in LA, and is widely recognized as the first student of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in the USA. His memoir, WORTH DEFENDING, chronicles his over 40 years’ involvement with the Gracie family and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, including the almost 20 years he spent working closely alongside Rorion helping to grow Jiu-Jitsu through the “Gracie Garages” (the first of which was in the house that Richard and Rorion shared in Hermosa Beach, CA), the founding of the Gracie Academy (made possible by a loan Richard made to Rorion), and the inception of the UFC (in which Richard invested and at which he was ringside with Hlio Gracie himself).
Read the story of the birth of modern MMA from someone who was there every step of the way! This memoir includes: Richard’s journey out of addiction and depression through the transformative power of the martial arts. Richard’s experiences training privately with many members of the Gracie family, including Rorion, Rickson, Royce, and Grandmaster Hlio himself.