The Olympic Marathon by David Martin, Roger Gynn

By David Martin, Roger Gynn

No Olympic occasion can rival the wealthy background and grand spectacle of the marathon. Created for the 1st smooth Olympic video games in Athens in 1896 as a commemoration of the mythical run through the Greek messenger Philippides, the race has continued like no different, generating a century of awe-inspiring pageant and unforgettable tales.

The Olympic Marathon brings the excessive drama and wealthy info of the prior 24 Olympic marathon races to existence in a manner no different ebook ever has. This definitive source, written by way of world-renowned Olympic marathon specialists David Martin and Roger Gynn, is going past data to provide readers a vibrant chronicle of the athletes and their memorable marathon performances.

Fans will relive the compelling moments that experience made the Olympic marathon mythical: Spiridon Louis profitable the 1st smooth Olympic marathon in Athens in 1896, Emil Zátopek's dramatic triple-gold functionality in 1952, Ethiopian Abebe Bikila profitable a gold medal whereas working barefoot, Joan Benoit Samuelson incomes her position in heritage as winner of the 1st Olympic women's marathon in 1984, and plenty of different interesting tales.

For every one race, The Olympic Marathon offers the following:
-A precis of the geographical atmosphere and political weather surrounding the Olympic flow

-A path map and unique road description

-A step by step narrative of ways the race was once run

-Biographical sketches of the pinnacle 3 finishers

-A “Looking forward” part, which summarizes marathon highlights major as much as the following Olympic marathon
Generously illustrated, usually with infrequent and never-before-published photographs, a pictorial glimpse is equipped into the modern surroundings and dynamics of every race. Plus, for readers who wish entire data on each one race, the ebook presents a finished appendix. integrated are chronological and alphabetical race effects for all women and men who participated within the occasion and listings of the quickest men's and women's Olympic marathon performances.

The Olympic Marathon is the authoritative ebook at the race that has captured the mind's eye of the realm. it is a unique source that each fan of working and the Olympics will treasure.

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ESPN The Company: The Story and Lessons Behind the Most by Anthony F. Smith

By Anthony F. Smith

A desirable examine ESPN and its good fortune as a model ESPN the corporate unearths the interior scoop at the largest company tale in activities, detailing the inventive and cutting edge spirit and practices that drove the programming, items, and companies of the main strong and admired identify in activities media. The authors offer a behind-the-scenes standpoint on how ESPN handled their many companions and the way they dealt with blunders and missteps alongside the way-from the standard beginnings of ESPN as an underrated startup to the head in their good fortune as a massive participant. ESPN and different nice agencies put money into their humans. They educate them. they think that in the event you spend the time and assets turning proficient performers into leaders, you'll get larger organizational functionality and engender better degrees of dedication and sweat. ESPN the corporate Explores the commitment to excellence that makes ESPN the "Worldwide chief in activities" finds how the stairs ESPN has taken to excel should be utilized to no matter what form of enterprise you are in stocks the teachings realized at ESPN approximately launching and becoming a wildly profitable company enticing and informative, this enjoyable advisor finds how any corporation can gain by way of embracing the easiest practices of ESPN.

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Learning to Win: Sports, Education, and Social Change in by Pamela Grundy

By Pamela Grundy

During the last century, highschool and faculty athletics have grown into certainly one of America's so much beloved--and so much controversial--institutions, inspiring nice loyalty whereas sparking fierce disputes. during this richly distinct ebook, Pamela Grundy examines the various meanings that college activities took on in North Carolina, linking athletic courses at nation universities, public excessive colleges, women's schools, and African American academic associations to social and financial shifts that come with the growth of undefined, the arrival of lady suffrage, and the increase and fall of Jim Crow. Drawing seriously on oral heritage interviews, Grundy charts the numerous pleasures of athletics, from the straightforward pleasure of yard basketball to the pleasure of a country championship run. She additionally explores conflicts provoked by way of activities in the state--clashes over the expansion of school athletics, the propriety of women's pageant, and the relationship among activities and racial integration, for instance. inside this chronicle, accepted athletic narratives tackle new meanings, relocating past undying tales of braveness, fortitude, or failure to light up questions on race, manhood and womanhood, the aim of schooling, the that means of pageant, and the constitution of yank society.

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Defensive Revolver Fundamentals by Grant Cunningham

By Grant Cunningham

Progressive, functional Revolver Training

Defensive Revolver Fundamentals is the total consultant to self security with the unique protecting firearm: the revolver. during this authoritative consultant, you are going to learn:

  • The revolver's virtue in protective shooting.
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  • Reloading the revolver below stress.
  • How to guard opposed to a violent, shock attack.
  • Dealing with multiple aggressor.
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"The shielding revolver isn't really an antiquated afterthought. it is a valid alternative that merits a revolutionary and functional education procedure, that is precisely what furnish offers during this book." —Rob Pincus, I.C.E. education corporation

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Microstrip Lines and Slotlines, Third Edition by Ramesh Garg

By Ramesh Garg

Because the moment variation of this e-book used to be released in 1996, planar transmission line expertise has stepped forward significantly because of advancements in ultrawideband (UWB) communications, imaging, and RFID purposes. moreover, the simultaneous calls for for compactness of instant digital units whereas assembly better functionality necessities, necessitates elevated use of computer-aided layout, simulation, and research by way of microwave engineers. This publication is written to aid engineers effectively meet those challenges.

Details comprise the improvement of governing equations, foundation features, Green’s functionality and average effects. greater than 1200 equations complement the textual content. targeted consciousness is given to using simulation software program within the layout of advanced units and knowing the relationship among facts accumulated from simulation software program and the particular layout process.

The booklet is basically meant for microwave layout engineers and R&D experts who have to hire planar transmission traces in designing dispensed circuits and antenna platforms for a variety of instant functions. complicated undergraduate and graduate scholars in electronics and telecommunication engineering also will welcome this addition for your library.

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Verdun 1916: 'They shall not pass' (Campaign, Volume 93) by William Martin

By William Martin

Osprey's exam of the harmful occasions of a pivotal conflict of global battle I (1914-1918). On 21 February 1916 German common Erich von Falkenhayn unleashed his hammer-blow offensive opposed to the French citadel urban of Verdun. His goal was once not anything in need of the destruction of the French military. Falkenhayn used to be definite that the symbolic worth of Verdun was once such that the French will be ‘compelled to throw in each guy they have.’ He used to be both definite that ‘if they achieve this the forces of France will bleed to death’. The massed batteries of German weapons might ruin the French troops of their trenches and bunkers. however the French held on with substantial braveness and resolution and the conflict grew to become a bloody struggle of attrition.

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Optical Absorption of Impurities and Defects in by Bernard Pajot, Bernard Clerjaud

By Bernard Pajot, Bernard Clerjaud

This ebook outlines, with assistance from a number of particular examples, the real function performed via absorption spectroscopy within the research of deep-level facilities brought in semiconductors and insulators like diamond, silicon, germanium and gallium arsenide via high-energy irradiation, residual impurities, and defects produced in the course of crystal development. It additionally describes the the most important position performed via vibrational spectroscopy to figure out the atomic constitution and symmetry of complexes linked to gentle impurities like hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen, and as a device for quantitative research of those parts within the materials.

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Out on the Field: Gender, Sport, and Sexualities by Helen Jefferson Lenskyj

By Helen Jefferson Lenskyj

This ebook presents an in-depth exam of gender, activity and sexualities; an research of the restrictions of liberal feminist responses; and an exploration of radical feminist possible choices. Dr. Lenskyj provides illuminating case stories from Canada, the U.S. and Australia, with exposes of coaches' and directors' complicity in perpetuating the cold weather for girl athletes more often than not, and for lesbians particularly. It features a content material research of the mass media remedy of sportswomen, and a dialogue of ways lesbian characters are portrayed in mainstream and lesbian fiction. Drawing on historic and modern examples, Dr. Lenskyj contexualises the homophobia and sexual harassment found in the standard reviews of important numbers of girls curious about recreation and actual job. She exhibits that regardless of 3 many years of feminist and lesbian activism, and regardless of the plain liberalization of attitudes because the Sixties, lesbian sexuality is still mostly "in the closet" whereas heterosexuality remains to be exploited within the identify of marketing game. Out at the box: Gender, activity and Sexualities could be fascinating to the overall reader in addition to professors and scholars within the parts of sociology, women's experiences, game, gender variety, the social sciences, and the arts.

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