Kein Fluss bedeutet dem Südafrikaner Fisher mehr. In ihm fließt seine Vergangenheit. Diese Stromschnellen haben ihn gelehrt, die Unwegsamkeiten des Lebens zu überwinden. THE ULTIMATE RIDE ist eine Reise voll epischer Schönheit, Selbstfindung und lebensbedrohlicher Abenteuer. Fisher beweist, dass er nicht nur einer der besten und ambitioniertesten Athleten der Welt ist, er ist auch einer der verrücktesten. ´Es ist eine andere Art von Kajakfilm, in dem sich die Charaktere im Verlauf des Filmes entwickeln und in dem man sieht, wie sie die physischen und psychischen Herausforderungen unseres Lebens überwinden´, sagt Fisher.
Derek Sheppard is an avid kayaker with many years experience in buying, selling, and paddling all different kinds of kayaks. He has also introduced many novices into this great sport. Are you contemplating buying a kayak but you´re not sure where to start? You don´t want to be taken for a ride and you´re confused by the huge variety of kayaks out there? He was just like you when he first started out. ´´I have made every mistake possible when it comes to buying kayaks and accessories. There have been many regrettable purchases, with either the wrong equipment for me or falling for a sales pitch that cost me more than it should have. If I´d had this resource in the beginning I would have saved myself a lot of pain, heartache and money!´´ The fact is you don´t have to spend thousands of dollars on your first kayak to start enjoying yourself straight away. With the right kayak and paddle to suit you, kayaking will be fun and EASY from the very start. In this interview style audiobook, Naomi Janzen asks Derek every question you need the answer to. In his answers he covers every angle - boats and equipment, new versus used, online versus in-store, accessories - and the number one easily avoidable mistake everybody makes when buying a kayak. This audiobook is direct, clear and a fast enjoyable to listen to, so you can shop with confidence and get out there on the water ASAP in a kayak that is right for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Naomi Janzen, Derek Sheppard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010007/bk_acx0_010007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Strip-building--assembling a pile of thin wood strips into a functional hull--has been a popular canoe-building method for many years. Now boatbuilder Nick Schade, an engineer by training and a self-professed sea kayaking addict, has refined this time-tested method to build the more complex shapes of sea kayaks. The method is simple, forgiving, allows a liberal amount of design flexibility, and requires a minimum number of tools. It´s also relatively inexpensive: about $500 to $600 for one of the designs discussed here--one-quarter the price of a factory-built model. In The Strip-Built Sea Kayak, Schade presents full plans for three elegant designs inspired by the grace and seaworthiness of the Inuit and Aleut skin boats. Profusely illustrated instructions provide the details that will guide you through the process.A complete novice will be able to construct a finished kayak after reading nothing but this book. And for an experienced builder, the techniques here can be expanded to create the perfect boat for you.Strip-building is the most flexible, forgiving, and attractive way to build a small wood boat. Professional sea kayak builder Nick Schade presents complete plans and measurements for three kayaks:Great Auk, a fast, stable, comfortable single for beginnersGuillemot, a beautiful, high-performance single for intermediate and skilled paddlersGuillemot Double, a spacious kayak for twoHere´s all the information you´ll need to build a sturdy, elegant sea kayak, from setting up shop to making a paddle.´´Nick Schade has managed to raise the craft of strip-building to the art of graphic design in wood.´´--Sea Kayaker
Erik Weihenmayer is the first and only blind person to summit Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Descending carefully, he and his team picked their way across deep crevasses and through the deadly Khumbu Icefall; when the mountain was finally behind him, Erik knew he was going to live. His expedition leader slapped him on the back and said something that would affect the course of Erik´s life: ´´Don´t make Everest the greatest thing you ever do.´´ No Barriers is Erik´s response to that challenge. It is the moving story of his journey since descending Mount Everest - from leading expeditions around the world with blind Tibetan teenagers to helping injured soldiers climb their way home from war, from adopting a son from Nepal to facing the most terrifying reach of his life: to solo kayak the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon. Along the course of Erik´s journey, he meets other trailblazers - adventurers, scientists, artists, and activists - who, despite trauma, hardship, and loss, have broken through barriers of their own. These pioneers show Erik surprising ways forward that surpass logic and defy traditional thinking. Like the rapids of the Grand Canyon, created by inexorable forces far beneath the surface, No Barriers is a dive into the heart and mind at the core of the turbulent human experience. It is an exploration of the light that burns in all of us, the obstacles that threaten to extinguish that light, and the treacherous ascent toward growth and rebirth. This program includes a bonus interview with the author and his climbing partner as well as a foreword read by Bob Woodruff. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Holter Graham, Bob Woodruff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002426/bk_aren_002426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the spring of 2010, as we watched oil gushing unstoppably into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, many Americans turned their focus to the region for the first time, wondering how this could happen and demanding corporate and government accountability. Yet Rowan Jacobsen brings a surprising perspective to the tragedy: as bad as the spill was, it is only the latest chapter in a century-long story of destruction. At the height of BP´s dispersant madness, the amount sprayed each day merely equaled the amount of dispersant that washes down the Mississippi from the Heartland´s dishwashers and washing machines. Coastal drilling has damaged the region´s ecology far more than offshore drilling. And the acres of marshland ruined by oil slicks can´t compare to the amount that disappears in every hurricane, due to the work of the Army Corps of Engineers. Southern Louisiana is subsiding. Even if we succeed in restoring every mile of beach and wetland from the oil spill, the entire Mississippi Delta could be lost this century, and New Orleans will sink beneath the waves, an American Atlantis.Surveying the Gulf Coast by sailboat, skiff, car, and kayak, Jacobsen journeys from the bayous of Terrebonne Parish, where he goes on oil patrol with a Native American man whose tribe is being displaced as their island disintegrates; to the last shucking house in New Orleans´s French Quarter, whose oyster supply has vanished; to the pristine barrier islands of Mississippi, where a Kafkaesque cleanup effort is underway. He discovers a little-appreciated ecological wonder of breathtaking natural beauty and rich culture struggling to hold on to the things that have always sustained it.Shadows on the Gulf details the catastrophe creeping across the region and reveals why the damage to the Gulf will affect us all. Not only are the Gulf´s wetlands the best oyster reefs and fish nurseries in the world, they also provide critical habitat to most of America´s migratory so... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Young. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009749/bk_adbl_009749_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For anyone who enjoys spending time in the great outdoors: hikers, mountain climbers, snowboarders, kayakers, campers, beach-lovers, tree-huggers, and more! Stories of adventure are complemented by tales of introspection and quiet moments that focus on the exhilaration of bonds created outdoors and the beauty of natural landscapes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clinton Wade. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011775/bk_adbl_011775_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The centerpiece of a major national campaign to indentify and preserve forgotten history, Here Is Where is acclaimed historian Andrew Carroll’s fascinating journey of discovery in which he travels to each of America’s 50 states and explores locations where remarkable individuals once lived or where the incredible or momentous occurred. Sparking the idea for this audiobook was Carroll’s visit to the spot where Abraham Lincoln’s son was once saved by the brother of Lincoln’s assassin. Carroll wondered, How many other unmarked places are there where intriguing events unfolded - or where extraordinary men and women made their mark? And then it came to him: the idea of spotlighting great hidden history by traveling the length and breadth of the United States, searching for buried historical treasure. In Here Is Where, Carroll drives, flies, boats, hikes, kayaks and trains into the past, and in so doing, uncovers stories that inspire thoughtful contemplation, occasional hilarity and often, awe. Among the things we learn: Where the oldest sample of DNA in North America was discovered Which obscure American scientist saved 400 million lives Which famous FBI agent was the brother of a notorious gangster Which cemetery contains one million graves - but only one marked How a 14-year-old boy invented television Featured prominently in Here Is Where are an abundance of firsts (including the first elevator, the first modern anesthesia, the first cremation, and the first murder conviction based on forensic evidence), outrages (from massacres, to forced sterilizations, to kidnappings) and breakthroughs (from the invention of the M-1 carbine to the recovery of the last existing sample of Spanish Flu to the building of the rocket that made possible space travel). A profound reminder that the ground we walk is often the top sedimentary laye... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Carroll. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003475/bk_rand_003475_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A daring, firsthand, and utterly unscripted account of crisis in America, from Ferguson to Flint to Cliven Bundy´s ranch to Donald Trump´s unstoppable campaign for President - at every turn, Pulitzer-prize winner and best-selling author of Detroit: An American Autopsy Charlie LeDuff was there. In the fall of 2013, long before any sane person had seriously considered the possibility of a Trump presidency, Charlie LeDuff sat in the office of then-Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and made a simple but prophetic claim: The American people were at breaking point. The country was going broke and on high boil. No one in the bubbles of Washington, DC; New York; or Los Angeles was talking about it - least of all the media. LeDuff wanted to go to the heart of the country to report what was really going on. Ailes balked. Could the hard-living and straight-shooting LeDuff be controlled? But, then, perhaps on a whim, he agreed. And so LeDuff set out to record a TV series called The Americans, and, along the way, ended up bearing witness to the ever-quickening unraveling of The American Dream. For three years, LeDuff traveled the width and breadth of the country with his team of production irregulars, ending up on the Mexican border crossing the Rio Grande on a yellow rubber kayak alongside undocumented immigrants; in the middle of Ferguson as the city burned; and watching the children of Flint get sick from undrinkable water. Racial, political, social, and economic tensions were escalating by the day. The inexorable effects of technological change and globalization were being felt more and more acutely, at the same time as wages stagnated and the price of housing, education, and healthcare went through the roof. The American people felt defeated and abandoned by their politicians, and those politicians seemed incapable of rising to the occasion. The old way of life was slipping away, replaced only by social media, part-time work, ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlie LeDuff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003908/bk_peng_003908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A guidebook to 44 great sea kayak trips around the archipelago of the Outer Hebrides, from Berneray to the Butt of Lewis, including St Kilda. It presents the navigational and tidal information sea kayakers need on this magnificent section of coast.