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Hound Of The Sea

Author : Leonard Wibberley
ISBN : 067950852X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Category: Sports & Recreation

Hound Of The Sea

Author : Garrett McNamara
ISBN : 9780062343611
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this thrilling and candid memoir, world record-holding and controversial Big Wave surfer Garrett McNamara chronicles his emotional quest to ride the most formidable waves on earth. Garrett McNamara—affectionately known as GMac—set the world record for the sport, surfing a seventy-eight-foot wave in Nazaré, Portugal in 2011, a record he smashed two years later at the same break. Propelled by the challenge and promise of bigger, more difficult waves, this adrenaline-fueled loner and polarizing figure travels the globe to ride the most dangerous swells the oceans have to offer, from calving glaciers to hurricane swells. But what motivates McNamara to go to such extremes—to risk everything for one thrilling ride? Is riding giant waves the ultimate exercise in control or surrender? Personal and emotional, readers will know GMac as never before, seeing for the first time the personal alongside the professional in an exciting, intimate look at what drives this inventive, iconoclastic man. Surfing awesome giants isn’t just thrill seeking, he explains—it’s about vanquishing fears and defeating obstacles past and present. Surfers and non-surfers alike will embrace McNamara’s story—as they have William Finnegan’s Barbarian Days—an its intimate look at the enigmatic pursuit of riding waves, big and small. Hound of the Sea is a record of perseverance, passion, and healing. Thoughtful, suspenseful, and spiritually profound, McNamara reveals the beautiful soul of surfing through the eyes of one of its most daring and devoted disciples.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Fog Hounds Wind Cat Sea Mice

Author : Joan Aiken
ISBN : 9781504020923
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A trio of fantasy and adventure tales by the award-winning author of the beloved Wolves Chronicles In “Fog Hounds,” Tad and his sister, Ermina, know better than to venture outside after dusk. Twilight is the time when huge misty creatures roam the land on silent feet, their eyes glittering like red pennies. No one who is chased by the hounds lives to tell the tale—that is, until the night Tad meets an unusual stranger. . . . In “Wind Cat,” Lukey Web has come to live with Aunt Mildrith, who used to be a witch and is writing a book about the history of magic mirrors while studying footprints in the sky. When their neighbors go on vacation, a striped cat named Tib is left in Lukey and her aunt’s care. It isn’t until 1 of Tib’s 9 lives is threatened that Lukey discovers her own awesome gifts. In “Sea Mice,” Hella looks out her window every night at the northern lights and her very own plum tree, which has just produced its 1st perfect crystal plum. It’s a special tree, a gift from her sea captain father, who warns Hella not to pick any fruit until she turns 12. When her dad’s ship sinks, everyone says that sea mice caught him and his crew. But Hella is not afraid; she has a different vision of these mystical creatures that will transform her life in the years to come. This ebook features illustrations by Peter Bailey and a personal history of Joan Aiken including rare images from the author’s estate.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Fox Hound Forest And Prairie

Author : Pennell Elmhurst
ISBN : 9781473349810
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This vintage book contains a collection of late nineteenth-century hunting anecdotes and reminiscences. Interesting and informative, these detailed accounts will appeal to those with an interest in historical hunting, and will also be of utility to modern hunters. Contents include: "Jackal Hunting on the Neilgherries, 1877", "The Ootacamund Hounds", "Grass Countries, Season 1886-87", "Shooting Coats", "The Galloping Whip", "Preliminary Canters", "Fox-Hunting in Earnest", "A Rough Week", "A Huntsman's Diary, and Mine", etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. This volume is being republished now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of fox hunting.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Sea Hounds

Author : Lewis R. Freeman
ISBN : 9781465545824
Genre : Sea stories, American
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Category: Sea stories, American

In The North Countree Annals And Anecdotes Of Horse Hound And Herd

Author : William Scarth Dixon
ISBN : 9781473338623
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This vintage book, originally published in 1889, contains a collection of hunting anecdotes from the nineteenth century. Providing a fascinating and authentic glimpse of England's sporting past, this is a volume that will appeal to those with an interest in the history of hunting, and one that would make for a fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "Malton to Wit", "Malton as a Sporting Centre", "Agnes and the Descendants", "The Newstead Stud Farm", "Queen Mary", "Haricot", "Caller Ou", "Blink Ronny's Leger", "Blair Athol", "Ashgill and the Osbornes", "A Carpet Sportsman", "Middleham Moor Races", "John Osborne", "Mr. King", etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of fox hunting.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Living Age

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924079570317
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Grammardog Guide To The Hound Of The Baskervilles

Author : Mary Jane McKinney
ISBN : 9781608570454
Genre : Education
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Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for this iconic crime novel. All sentences are from the novel. Sensory imagery is used to create tone and suspense ("I heard a key turn somewhere in a lock . . ." ". . . the cold night wind beat in upon our faces." ". . . the dull moaning of the autumn wind and the rustle of falling leaves." "I heard the creak of a door and the crisp sound of boots upon gravel." "Rank reeds and lush, slimy water plants sent an odour of decay . . ." ". . . a dread cry echoed over the moor.").
Category: Education

Hound Music

Author : Rosalind Belben
ISBN : 9781407074856
Genre : Fiction
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To George Lupus, Master of the Quarr Hounds, the fox is a 'gentleman'. The four children all hunt, and are tremendously keen. But Dorothy Lupus dislikes the sport that has been her beloved husband's passion. When a tragedy occurs, Dorothy finds she can't bear the proximity of the kennels across the park. Roguish, Rakish, Harebell, Arcady and Argot, Striver, Decorous, Fearless, Snowmaid... Dorothy wishes never to hear their hullabaloo again. She is adamant...
Category: Fiction