Making the Time

An Expert Guide to Cross Country Riding
Author: Stuart Tinney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470693169
Category: Medical
Page: 144
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A crucial element of eventing is that horse and rider complete the cross-country course within a set time ('the optimum time'). If the competitor takes longer, significant penalty points are awarded against him or her. Many eventers try to achieve the optimum time by taking unnecessary risks, which, as Stuart Tinney explains, can be avoided if the correct training is carried out. Stuart Tinney, an Olympic gold medallist, completed the Sydney Olympic course easily within the optimum time, not through uncontrollable speed but through accurate and controlled riding. This skill and the associated training and horse management are explained and demonstrated in the book, including: · Equipment for the horse and rider · Walking the course · Riding cross country safely and efficiently · Training for cross country in the arena · Horse fitness and management · Horse types This book will therefore be of interest to all eventers from introductory to advanced level. Photograph of Stuart Tinney riding Calvin at Berrima by Max Wilson: agenda photography

All Music Guide to Country

The Experts' Guide to the Best Recordings in Country Music
Author: Michael Erlewine
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879304751
Category: Music
Page: 611
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Reviews and rates the best recordings of country artists and groups, provides biographies of the artists, and charts the evolution of country music

Mountain Bike Magazine's Complete Guide To Mountain Biking Skills

Expert Tips On Conquering Curves, Corners, Dips, Descents, Hills, Water Hazards, And Other All-Terrain Challenges
Author: Mountain Bike Magazine Editors,Bicycling Magazine Editors
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 0875963005
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 197
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Describes equipment and techniques for beginners and experts

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Cycling

Author: Vic Armijo
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0786549300
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
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Learn how to make the wheels turn in this informative guide that provides solid instruction on choosing the best bicycle and the differences between road, touring, racing, and cross bikes.

Advanced Bushcraft

An Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
Author: Dave Canterbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440587965
Category: Reference
Page: 256
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"Meant to follow "Bushcraft 101" by providing more advanced techniques for making tools, traps, shelters, and more, in the wilderness"--

Making Winter

A Creative Guide for Surviving the Winter Months
Author: Emma Mitchell
Publisher: LOM ART
ISBN: 9781910552650
Category: Handicraft
Page: 128
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Banish winter blues and embrace the frosty months by cosying up with Emma Mitchell's nature-inspired collection of crafts.From delicate silver jewellery, paper-craft decorations and crocheted mittens, to foraged infusions, delicious recipes and nature diaries, Making Winter is filled with projects designed to fend off dreariness in the winter months. Step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, shot at Emma's cottage in the Fens, take you through each project, so that even beginners can enjoy the mood-boosting benefits of a craft-filled winter and snuggle down in their own cosy paradise.

The History of Iceland

Author: Gunnar Karlsson
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816635894
Category: History
Page: 418
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Iceland is unique among European societies in having been founded as late as the Viking Age and in having copious written and archaeological sources about its origin. Gunnar Karlsson, that country's premier historian, chronicles the age of the Sagas, consulting them to describe an era without a monarch or central authority. Equating this prosperous time with the golden age of antiquity in world history, Karlsson then marks a correspondence between the Dark Ages of Europe and Iceland's "dreary period", which started with the loss of political independence in the late thirteenth century and culminated with an epoch of poverty and humility, especially during the early Modern Age. Iceland's renaissance came about with the successful struggle for independence in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and with the industrial and technical modernization of the first half of the twentieth century. Karlsson describes the rise of nationalism as Iceland's mostly poor peasants set about breaking with Denmark, and he shows how Iceland in the twentieth century slowly caught up economically with its European neighbors.

The complete book of long-distance cycling

build the strength, skills, and confidence to ride as far as you want
Author: Ed Burke,Ed Pavelka
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 9781579541996
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 292
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A guide to training for distance offers strategies and riding techniques, and explains how to design a training plan, maximize nutrition, avoid injury and overtraining, prepare mentally, build a milage base, and select equipment.

The complete cycle sport guide

Author: Peter Konopka
Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc
ISBN: 9780715807989
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 182
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Describes types of bicycles, safety equipment and clothing, shows correct riding techniques, and gives advice on training and bicycle maintenance

Mountain Biking

The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Ride
Author: Bill Strickland
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070387034
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 128
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Hit the trail with the assurance and daring of a professional biker, get the adrenaline rush of flying under your own power. This book is packed with all the nuts and bolts information on this sport. The author takes the reader along adventures and trails to mountain biking know-how.