|Title:||Long Distance: A Year of Living Strenuously|
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|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster (December 5, 2000)|
Dewey Decimal Classification Number: 79. 3/2 21. Personal Name: McKibben, Bill. Publication, Distribution, et. New York On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Long distance : a year of living strenuously, Bill McKibben.
Bill McKibben's Long Distance is an engaging, if uneven, blend of memoir, essay and reporting. It's not about sports or exercise, but the idea of endurance. This book documents one man's training to become a world-class long-distance cross-country skier. As he states, 'I came seeking sweat and found only enlightenment.
McKibben's year would culminate in a series of long-distance, grueling cross-country races as he experienced his body's rhythms and possibilities like never before. His next book, The Age of Missing Information, was published in 1992. This book has been widely used in colleges and high schools, and was reissued in 2006. McKibben's latest book is entitled, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.
Long Distance : A Year of Living Strenuously. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 17 years ago. As a skiing enthusiast, I found that Bill McKibben's Long Distance revealed the world of physical and mental training that i never fully grasped existed. Even with all his training it was amazing to see that so much rested squarely on genetics, to see that after his many hours of training he could only become so much.
Bill McKibben is the author of more than a dozen books, including The End of Nature, Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age, and Deep Economy.
The literature on cross-country skiing is thin, something that McKibben addresses in Long Distance, and this book was everything I wished to find (while not even considering that it existed).
Publication date 2001. Topics McKibben, Bill, Cross-country ski racing, Skiers. Publisher New York : Plume. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on February 13, 2013.
But the year also brought tragedy to McKibben and his family as his father developed a life-threatening illness. The author of such impassioned and groundbreaking books as The End of Nature and The Age of Missing Information, Bill McKibben is re-nowned as an original thinker.
At 37, the celebrated writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben took a break from the life of the mind to put himself to the ultimate test: devoting a year to train as a competitive cross-country skier. Consulting with personal trainers, coaches, and doctors at the US Olympic Center, he followed the rigorous training regimen of a world-class athlete. Along the way, he learned to cope with his physical limitations and, when his father was diagnosed with.
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