Betaball How Silicon Valley and Science Built One of the Greatest Basketball Teams in History

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The Bicycle: 200 Years on Two Wheels by Mirrorpix
Erik Malinowski, “Betaball: How Silicon Valley and Science Built One of the Greatest Basketball Teams in History”
Phil Jarratt, ” Life of Brine: A Surfer’s Journey”
Concepts of Fitness And Wellness: A Comprehensive Lifestyle Approach, 11 edition (Loose Leaf Edition) by William R Corbin and Gregory J Welk Ph.D.
Hiking Nevada: A Guide to State’s Greatest Hiking Adventures by Bruce Grubbs

The Bicycle: 200 Years on Two Wheels by Mirrorpix

English | 2017 | ISBN: 0750980052 | 144 pages | EPUB | 69 MB

German Baron Karl von Drais first introduced the two-wheeled tandem human-powered wooden-framed vehicle to the world, in the summer of 1817, its rider gamely steering with the front wheel while pushing along with his feet. After that history is rather vague about the bicycle. We know that the mechanically powered velocipede took off in the 1860s, soon followed by the Penny Farthing, but it wasn’t until the late nineteenth century that the golden age of bicycles took off as people realised the freedoms afforded by self-powered travel, and touring and racing became popular pastimes. Today of course cycling is a global phenomenon both in professional sporting and non-professional spheres. This book of stunning photographs charts the evolution of the bicycle across 200 years of history.

Erik Malinowski, “Betaball: How Silicon Valley and Science Built One of the Greatest Basketball Teams in History”

ISBN: 1501158198 | 2017 | EPUB | 400 pages | 2 MB

The definitive, inside account of how the Golden State Warriors created a new kind of basketball juggernaut
“Buckle up for the sports book of the year.” – Don Van Natta Jr., ESPN investigative reporter, New York Times bestselling author, and Pulitzer Prize winner
“Instructive reading for every coach and every player in every sport – and fun, too.” – Kirkus Reviews
“An insightful portrait of one of the all-time great NBA teams.” – Booklist
“Malinowski describes the on-court action with humorous flair while also capturing the sophistication required to properly run a professional sports team.” – Publishers Weekly
Moneyball meets The City Game in this compelling look at how the world champion Golden State Warriors embraced savvy business practices, next-generation science, and Silicon Valley’s technocentric culture to not only produce the most talented basketball team ever assembled but revolutionize the modern NBA.
Betaball is the definitive, inside account of how the Warriors – under the leadership of venture capitalist Joe Lacob and Hollywood producer Peter Guber – quickly became one of the most remarkable success stories ever witnessed in sports or business. In just five years, the duo turned a declining franchise with no immediate hope into the NBA’s dominant force, facilitated the rise of All-Star point guard Stephen Curry, produced the best single-season record in league history, and won two championships over a three-year span.
Lacob and Guber (along with their executives, coaches, and players) did so by urging employees to speak out; encouraging cross-collaboration; investing in bold, new technologies; and never resisting the urge to innovate, no matter how successful they became. In the tech industry, the term for this development stage – when your product isn’t quite fully baked, so you’re always in flux and open to change yet focused on the end-goal – is “beta.”
By operating in “beta,” the Warriors morphed into a model organization for American professional sports, instituting the best workplace principles found inside the world’s most successful corporations and instilling a top-down organizational ethos that allowed all of their employees to thrive, from the front office to the free-throw line.
With in-depth access and meticulous reporting on and off the court, acclaimed journalist Erik Malinowski recounts a gripping tale of worlds colliding, a team’s reinvention, ordinary people being pushed to extraordinary heights, and the Golden State Warriors’ unending quest to remain the best.

Phil Jarratt, ” Life of Brine: A Surfer’s Journey”

ISBN: 1743792328 | 2017 | EPUB | 260 pages | 19.44 MB

Life of Brine is the memoir of Phil Jarratt, one of the world’s best-known chroniclers of surfing culture, whose lifelong pursuit of the perfect wave has placed him in the midst of some of the most exciting moments in surfing’s modern history.
Jarratt, who has often courted controversy in his long career as a journalist, editor and documentarian, pulls no punches as he rides an exhilarating wave of nostalgia from the Sixties up until now, through the heady days of drugs, alcohol and excess from Bali to Biarritz, Morocco to Malibu, and other exotic locations in between.
Filled with the carefree, sometimes reckless enthusiasm of youth, yet balanced by reflection and insight, this is a book that will be devoured by surfers young and old, and by free spirits of all kinds and all ages.
About the authorPhil Jarratt has worked in surf publishing and the surf industry for more than forty years, and is regarded as one of the sport’s foremost authorities. The editor of Tracks and Australian Surfer’s Journal and an associate editor of Surfer, Phil has received the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame Media Award four times and has won numerous other awards for his work. He has authored thirty-five books including award-winning surf histories and bestselling biographies.

Concepts of Fitness And Wellness: A Comprehensive Lifestyle Approach, 11 edition (Loose Leaf Edition) by William R Corbin and Gregory J Welk Ph.D.

English | 2015 | ISBN: 0073523488 | 544 pages | PDF | 61,2 MB

Concepts of Fitness & Wellness provides readers with the self-management skills necessary to adopt a healthy lifestyle. A pioneering text in the field, Concepts of Fitness & Wellness is designed to deliver a comprehensive text and digital program that continues to be at the cutting edge of physical activity and health promotion, empowering students to make positive steps towards developing a lifelong commitment to being active. The fully updated eleventh edition is supported by Connect, the only integrated digital learning environment that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.
Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.

Hiking Nevada: A Guide to State’s Greatest Hiking Adventures by Bruce Grubbs

English | October 1st, 2017 | ISBN: 1493027786 | 305 pages | PDF | 18.91 MB

Enjoy this comprehensive guide to hikes of varying difficulty levels and lengths in Nevada. It offers up eighty hikes through the dramatic alpine peaks, lush pine forests, shady redrock canyons, and shimmering desert salt flats.