By Adam Skolnick
Freediving is likely one of the such a lot appealing, quickest transforming into and least understood activities on the earth. rivals push their actual obstacles to the restrict, dishonest demise in unique destinations. it's hugely risky, but in addition, for its many devotees, a manner of life.
For Nicholas Mevoli it used to be natural obsession, one who observed him upward push from beginner to record-holder in little greater than a yr - and that tragically claimed his lifestyles after competing within the Vertical Blue occasion at Dean's Blue gap within the Bahamas.
One Breath is a riveting account of Mevoli's demise, the mysterious international of freediving and its striking athletes. Award-winning journalist Adam Skolnick tells a desirable tale choked with quirky characters, evocative historical past, unsolved mysteries of technology, and severe selection. vacationing to a few of the main attractive areas in the world, he sheds mild on what fuels athletes to take a unmarried breath and make it final as lengthy, and take them as deep, as humanly possible.
By Geoffrey C. Ward
Jack Johnson battled his method out of obscurity and poverty within the Jim Crow South to win the name of heavyweight champion of the area. At a time whilst whites ran every little thing in the US, he took orders from not anyone and resolved to stay as though colour didn't exist. whereas such a lot blacks struggled just to exist, he reveled in his riches and his reputation, dozing with whomever he happy, to the consternation and anger of a lot of white the United States. simply because he did so the government got down to spoil him, and he used to be pressured to suffer criminal and 7 years of exile. This definitive biography portrays Jack Johnson as he fairly was--a battler opposed to the bigotry of his period and the embodiment of yankee individualism.
From the alternate Paperback edition.
By Barbara Kramer
By Ronda Rousey
“The struggle is yours to win.”
In this inspiring and relocating publication, Ronda Rousey, the Olympic medalist in judo, reigning UFC women's bantamweight champion, and Hollywood superstar charts her tricky route to glory.
Marked through her signature appeal, barbed wit, and indisputable energy, Rousey’s account of the hardest fights of her life—in and out of doors the Octagon—reveals the painful lack of her father whilst she used to be 8 years outdated, the depth of her judo education, her battles with love, her meteoric upward push to reputation, the key in the back of her undefeated UFC list, and what it takes to turn into the hardest lady on the earth. Rousey stocks hard-won classes on tips to be the easiest at what you do, together with how to define achievement within the sacrifices, tips to flip barriers into possibilities, and the way to be the simplest in your worst day.
full of uncooked emotion, drama, and knowledge, this can be an unforgettable ebook by means of essentially the most extraordinary girls on the earth.
By Matt Doeden
By Benjamin T. Hoak
As we engineer ever-more elaborate algorithms to translate our reports and slender the space that divides us from the computer, we willingly rub out our nuances and our idiosyncrasies—precisely that which makes us human. Bitwise is David Auerbach's considerate ode to the pc codes and languages that captured his mind's eye as a toddler, and a mirrored image of the way he is either skilled and written the algorithms that experience come to taxonomize human speech, wisdom, and behaviour, and that compel us to do an analogous.
With a philosopher's feel of inquiry and an engineer's eye, Auerbach recounts his youth spent drawing ferns with the programming language emblem at the Apple IIe, his adventures in early text-based games, his education as an engineer, and his contributions to instant-messaging expertise built for Microsoft and to software program equipped to sift via Google's info stores. His unsettling conclusion—that algorithms are standardizing and coarsening our personal lives—is inescapable.