Michelle Kennedy watched live coverage of a fiery, multi-car accident for an entire day before recognizing her father's Chevy pickup pinned between the two semi-trucks. A television news reporter at the time, she narrowly avoided being assigned to cover the collision that killed her father. Suddenly a part of the news she'd reported on for years, Kennedy longed to run away from broadcasting, her life, and looped images of her father's body underneath a yellow tarp. Blending reverent reflection with rollicking adventure, Don't Pee in the Wetsuit is a travel memoir about Kennedy's attempt to sift through an unresolved relationship with her dad on a six-month trip around the world. Gallivanting through eleven countries with a best friend, Kennedy loses her clothes in Costa Rica, swims with bull sharks in Australia, gets scolded for peeing in her wetsuit on a cave tour in New Zealand, and overindulges on food, wine, and foreign men. Writing on the road, she struggles to forgive her father's shortcomings and make peace with losing the first love of her life.
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Join a top safari guide for hair-raising and hilarious tales of South Africa, animals and close escapes. It shouldn't be fun to be charged by an animal that could easily crush you, but top safari guide Peter Allison gets an odd thrill every time an elephant charges his beaten-up Jeep or a peckish crocodile looks at him sideways. By now you'd think the bestselling author of DON'T RUN, Whatever You Do would know how to keep out of trouble. But from avoiding territorial hippos and hungry lions to dodging landmines and getting lost on the unforgiving savannah, Peter has had his fair share of close calls. Drawing on his experiences in South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia, Don't Look Behind You! is another book of funny, true safari stories, perfect for telling around a campfire.
If you do not yet scuba dive but are thinking of learning, then Scuba Fundamental - Start Diving the Right Way is for you. It takes you from the germ of the idea that you might like to try scuba diving up to the point where you have done around 20 dives. This is not your standard how-to scuba diving manual. It is very different. The purpose of Scuba Fundamental is not to teach you how to dive. A dive instructor will do that. But this book will make the learning process much easier. It will help you make the right choices and avoid the pitfalls that await new and uninformed divers coming into the sport.It will also set you well on the road to becoming a capable and competent lifelong diver. Scuba Fundamental tells you how to make sure you are prepared for a scuba diving course and what a good beginners course should entail. It tells you how to choose a good instructor, how to decide which operators to dive with after you have finished your course and what sort of dives you should be doing when you first start diving. You will learn the many ways in which diving will change your life and also acquire some extremely valuable advice on the etiquette involved in the sport. Throughout the book and especially in the chapter "It Happened to Me" you will be entertained, educated and encouraged by anecdotes from people who are now experienced divers but were once beginners too. There is also an entire section devoted to diving safety, much of which covers vitally important aspects of scuba diving that standard training manuals don't emphasise enough or even leave out completely. The book's message is: start scuba diving the right way and you will be relaxed and ready for the adventure. You will have more fun, make fewer mistakes and be confident in the fact that you are well informed, have made the best choices and have spent your money wisely. Scuba Fundamental is a unique, reliable and essential guide: one that you can trust completely and follow during this formative phase
Finding a missing nuke in three and half million square miles of the dangerous South China Sea is a job that’s too big for anyone else—except The Team. The South China Sea is a dangerous place. China, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Brunei are all building artificial islands in an attempt to claim territorial waters. When the United States discovers that a long missing twenty-megaton nuclear bomb—a “Broken Arrow”—sits at six hundred feet, right next to the construction of a new island, The Team is dispatched to recover it. With Chinese fighter jets buzzing US Navy ships, ISIS fighters in Brunei preparing for an attack on Singapore, and two reporters from New Zealand begging for rescue from ISIS pursuers, it’s a mission that will test The Team. Posing as Canadian oilmen working on an offshore oil platform, The Team is tasked with recovering two nuclear weapons lost almost thirty years ago when a US bomber went down. The problem? Not only is Brunei building an artificial island right next to the wreck-site, they’re also harboring an ISIS training facility. Espionage, black ops, and politics blend for a volatile read in David Salkin’s newest Team thriller!
Surveys the history, equipment, techniques, and safety factors of surfing, including bodyboarding, flowboarding, and freesurfing.
Fergus is trying to cut it on the ice, let his dad win at the backyard cricket, look cool in goggles and flippers, and impress Winona in the school play. But the rules keep changing! His life is like a reality TV show and any minute it'll be time to go. He's even got an epitaph ready for his tombstone: 'Here lies Fergus Kipper, who would have kicked the goal, if the big fella hadn't decided to come and take his soul'. People are playing games on and off the field and if Fergus doesn't score he'll be dead, dog meat, flushed! And you'll die laughing.
It Came by Loss is a tale about Pete Gordon at the hospital bed of his charismatic mother as he struggles with her demise from alcoholic liver failure. An attraction with a nurse draws Pete to reveal his vulnerabilities. Pete is haunted by the tragic death of his friend, Alf, when the men surfed monster waves. Petes position at a marine center involves a research trip with unstable Dr. Fields. Pete and his new girlfriend advise against diving after a violent squall. Fields is lost at night. Pete rescues him in the dramatic ferocity of the sea. Form his connection with Valerie, Pete rises from the tragedies of his past.
The Girl's Guide to Surfing delivers all a girl needs to score the wave of her choice. The surfing population has recently exploded, and women are in the water more than ever. For all these hearty souls, author Andrea McCloud delivers down-to-earth instruction and indispensable advice. Find out what kind of surf equipment is specifically right for women and how to get it. Learn how to read local breaks and tides for catching the right wave at the right spot. Get the lowdown on surf etiquette to avoid getting yelled at, or worse, crashing into someone. And hear war stories from the pros about how they learned to surf, how they conquer fear, and what it's like to pull into a fat tube. Featuring loads of informative illustrations, sidebars, and tips, The Girl's Guide to Surfing is the bible for any girl who wants to catch a wave.
The Ocean: A Handbook is a treasure trove of information and inspiration for anyone with an abiding love for the ocean. This beautiful book features short-subject deep dives on topics like science, sailing, kayaking, surfing, diving, survival, and much more. From experienced seafarers to ocean novices, for those about to ride their first wave, stand-up paddle on a dive, find a simple "one pan" galley recipe, or identify a bird that landed on the bow, The Ocean is rich with how-to advice and instruction. • Features expert consultation and entertaining asides about the sea • Filled with more than 200 informative and evocative illustrations • A compilation of miscellany and delight for the ocean lover In The Ocean, a sense of respect and wonder for the ocean come together under a foil-stamped and textured cover. This book is the go-to guide for anyone captivated by the wonder, power, and mystery of the sea. • An entertaining, authoritative, and captivating guide to all activities involving the sea • The ultimate book for sailors, fishers, surfers, beachcombers, and ocean lovers everywhere • Perfect for people who live in coastal areas, those who love the ocean, sailing, and ships • You'll love this book if you love books like SAS Survival Handbook by John Wiseman, Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden, and Cabin Porn by Beaver Brook.
When Gill and Gabe's elder son drowns overseas, they decide they must hide the truth from their desperately unwell teenaged daughter. But as Gill begins to send letters from her dead son to his sister, the increasingly elaborate lie threatens to prove more dangerous than the truth. A novel about family, food, grief, and hope, this gripping, lyrical story moves between Tasmania and London, exploring the many ways that a family can break down - and the unexpected ways that it can be put back together.
The founders of a surf school for women provide both a practical how-to guide to the sport of surfing and a witty look at the surfing lifestyle, integrating advice from professional surfers, personal testimonials and reflections, and tips on how to stay safe while having fun as it covers such topics as how to find the perfect surfboard, recover from a wipeout, or enjoy the spirituality of the ocean. Original.
“It echoed around my head. The carbon wing blade flexed in the water as I thrust like a man possessed. Past the point of no return, I was above the log jam. A broken blade, maybe even a missed stroke and that could be my last. The river was rough, it was ugly and I was bouncing like a cork.” Lovers of adventure will thrill at the task Steve Posselt set himself on the biggest kayak trip of his life. Up the Mississippi, through the canals of the US and the UK, down the Thames, across the channel and up the Seine to Paris. Crazy? Steve Posselt is a climate warrior, determined to raise the awareness of climate chaos and its impact on our daily lives. He set off from Canberra in January 2015 to drag his kayak through three continents and attend the Paris Climate Conference officially known as COP21. This is the story of what he learned about himself on the way. It is also the story of despair and redemption as a buoyant, enthusiastic movement embraced him when he finally returned home. A must read for every climate activist, adventurer and their friends.
Chemicals are everywhere. Many are natural and safe, others synthetic and dangerous. Or is it the other way around? Walking through the supermarket, you might ask yourself: Should I be eating organic food? Is that anti-wrinkle cream a gimmick? Is it worth buying BPA-free plastics? This new edition of Chemistry in the Marketplace provides fresh explanations, fascinating facts and funny anecdotes about the serious science in the products we buy and the resources we use. It might even save you some money. With chapters on the chemistry found in different parts of our home, in the backyard and in the world around us, Ben Selinger and Russell Barrow explain how things work, where marketing can be deceptive and what risks you should really be concerned about. Chemistry in the Marketplace is a valuable resource for university lecturers, high school teachers and students of chemistry and chemistry related subjects and disciplines, such as biochemistry, microbiology and science in society.
The Scuba Snobs Guide to Diving Etiquette is filled with humorous to hilarious stories illustrating the need for rules of etiquette for scuba divers, above and below the water. The tips for divers are spot on, the stories entertaining, and the net result is a delightful little read that anyone, not only divers, can enjoy. From packing to puking, swim wear to story telling, boats to buoyancy, the authors stories and rules illuminate every facet of diving and dive travel. This book is fresh, insightful, entertaining and not too long. And it is, in fact "Seriously Funny! and Mostly True!" just like the cover says.
Have you dreamed of crossing a finish line but felt like you had no idea how to get from where you are now to the starting line? Whether it's a 5K or triathlon, this book will give you all the insights you need to make it to your first race. Even if you've never done anything athletic, completing a triathlon is in reach if you dedicate the time and put in the effort to "tri." This book is also full of inspirational and motivational stories from women who not only successfully completed a race, but also found new confidence and overcame unhealthy lifestyle choices. Meant for each and every woman, this book is the perfect guide to successfully finish a triathlon with just a few months of effort and dedication. After a life-changing experience, the author went from a career-driven woman to a triathlon enthusiast, eventually turning her passion into a coaching career. Within this book she also shares the story of her own journey. After reading Courage to Tri, you'll be inspired to sign up for your first race and equipped to conquer it.
- Author : Sharon Jurd
- Publisher : Global Publishing Group
- Release Date : 2013-08-01
- Genre : Business & Economics
- Pages : 200
- ISBN : 9781742983462
International author, business owner, speaker, coach and business growth specialist Sharon Jurd shares her secrets to transforming your life. Having grown businesses to 6 figure incomes within the first 12 months, Sharon will take you by the hand and show you how easy it is to control your time, money and life. Read this book and you will have the knowledge, skills and tools to grow your business faster than you ever thought possible. You'll learn: * The essential steps to overcome chaos in your business * Powerful proven steps to financial freedom, that every business owner needs to know * How to create more time, more money, more life * A breakthrough system that allows you to work less and make more money. * Fast, simple tactics to keep your clients for life * Easy to follow methods to cause a stampede of new clients * 5 key habits of profit driven business owners "If you are a business owner who is determined to create a better business and a better life this book is a must read." Pat Mesiti, International Author and Motivational Speaker
An anthology about musicals... with a twist.Who can resist a musical?We at Wayward Ink certainly can't!Boys and Girls, go don your tux. Slink into your gown. Strap on your heels. Dust off that tiara and wrap yourselves in a feather boa!Come celebrate the extravaganza with us!Waltz through ten short stories inspired by some of the world's most popular musicals.STORIES INCLUDEDWhat's Up Pussycat?Louise LyonsHeartbroken Finley fears he'll never recover from the loss of his lover, Andrew, who was a star of the Cats musical.But then Finley has an idea... What if her were to take Andrew's part in the musical and hopefully make his man proud?#Over The RainbowLily G. BluntDorian has been cast as Dorothy in his school's production of The Wizard of Oz.Like his character, Dorian is about to discover whether dreams really do come true.#Broadway DevilsEric GoberA geek and his flashy rival . . .A leading man they both love . . .A starring role they both want . . .All's fair in love and Broadway.May the best diva take it all!#Angel in the WingsAsta IdoneaWhen handsome Phantom, Christopher Keane requests Marcus as his dresser, the action in the wings could be just as exciting as anything taking place on stage...#My South PacificTaylin ClavelliBritish born Callum has given up on love.Will he find it again among the Hawaiian reefs?Or will there be more sharks...#EnjoyThe ShowLisa A. AdamsDylan Rucker's online dating adventures landed him the perfect match.When "e;Mister Right"e; stands him up at the dinner theater, Dylan wants to crawl home defeated.But, the night is young...With an unexpected flirtation with the lead actor, Dylan must decide.Hold out for his "e;Mister Right"e;?Or, sit back and enjoy the show?#The One That I WantR.J. Jones"e;What, you don't think Danny's hot?"e;"e;I prefer Kenickie. He can pin me against a wall anytime."e;#A Touch GlamourAlina PopescuTudor has big plans for New York City.Ditch his homophobic colleague. See a musical. Definitely check out the go-go bo
The plague of homelessness runs through it like a pulsing vein. There is murder—and bodies galore. There is unhesitating genocide. There is an escape from certain death that will haunt you. And yet The King of Trash is a story of tenderness, of ethical struggle, and of deeply bonded humanity. In his latest novel—and his first to move beyond the highly successful Mogi Franklin middle-reader mysteries—author Don Willerton intertwines modern-day themes of transcendent importance through a unique and intriguing tale of mystery, adventure, and courage. Early readers have sometimes had nightmares, but yet The King of Trash is ultimately redeemed by its heart. It begins with a newspaper reporter setting out to interview a former school mate who’s now become one of the world greatest scientists—and one of its richest men. Before long, though, we are enmeshed in a web of awful and expedient “facts” building to a twenty-first-century morality tale in which no one can escape the hard and bitter decisions of the “real” world. And yet at the end, we learn, is the one central truth, the only remnant left to sustain Willerton’s fascinating and vivid characters—and all the rest of us alive on Earth as well.