The Average Hiker's Above-Average Guide to Backpacking
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A guide for the average person interested in backpacking. This book helps the backpacker identify their needs, construct a pack list, and acquire their equipment in an efficient, cost-effective... More > manner. It provides an up-to-date review of materials, clothing, shelters, food, sleeping equipment, first aid, and much more. For the budget-conscious to the high-end consumer, this book will remove barriers and get you out on the trail. At the end of each section, a questionnaire is presented to prompt the reader to enter their preferences for types of gear. After responding to the various chapters and prompts, the reader can build a packing list within a budget and size/weight constraints. With this book, you should be accomplishing more than selecting the proper equipment. You will be making a choice about being happier. The equipment you choose will be your partner through many years of enriching and formative experiences. And those experiences will contribute significantly to your personal happiness.< Less
Moral Hazard: An Insider's Tale of the U.S. Mortgage Meltdown
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Moral Hazard reveals the conditions in the mortgage industry and in the U.S. economy leading up to the mortgage meltdown and the demise of Wall Street. Rather than merely assigning blame, the book... More > provides real examples of the sources of problems leading to the financial collapse of America's financial systems as a result of mortgage lending. Mr. Goode spent twenty-five years in banking. Having entered the subprime industry as an executive one month after the market collapsed in 1998, he recounts two similar down cycles. Initially the sector improved and returned to favor before once again collapsing. The book offers a unique perspective for all readers with varying backgrounds to learn in plain terms the causes of the problems.< Less
High Percentage Basketball Shooting - The Square Elbow Jump Technique
eBook (PDF): $6.25
You can shoot like a professional by following the simple practice method of Square, Elbow, Jump. Shooting is one of the most fun elements of basketball. All you need is a basket and a basketball... More > and you can practice shooting on your own. Practicing the correct principles will dramatically improve your shooting results. With this method, you will be able to make 10 consecutive free throws. If you are old enough to reach the basket from the three point line with little trouble, you should be able to make as much as 50%, 60%, even 70% of your shots from beyond the three-point line with nobody guarding you. It is fun to take on new challenges. If you make a serious commitment to this simple approach, you will become a much better shooter.< Less
Sourdoughs at Seventy Mile: California Native Sons in the Yukon Gold Rush
eBook (PDF): $12.50
The accounts of California native sons who sought fortunes during the Yukon gold rush of 1898 provide context for the frenzy that overtook Dawson City. The book also reveals the conditions of... More > California’s pioneer families and their sons who decided to leave the comforts of the land of sunshine to risk their lives and fortunes in the Northwest Territory and Alaska. The book contains many first-hand accounts written by men who grew up together in the closely-knit, yet developing communities just south of San Francisco in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The accounts convey the history of the small towns in San Mateo County, including Redwood City, Menlo Park, and Half Moon Bay as they developed from Mexican ranchos into small communities that embodied the ideals of the western frontier in America. Fraternity, organization, persistence, diligence, individualism, and a penchant for adventure characterize the men and women who settled the West, then sought another frontier along the Yukon River.< Less
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