Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Winter Sports. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.
1. Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 62 Parks (Travel Guide)
They've been dubbed America's best idea for a reason: get inspired, get outdoors, and discover the wild beauty of the United States with Moon USA National Parks . Inside you'll find: Coverage of all 62 national parks, from the misty mountains of the east and the redwoods of the west to the glaciers of Alaska and volcanoes of Hawaii, organized by region Strategic lists and itineraries: Choose from lists of the best parks for hiking, wildlife, families, and scenic drives or make your way down the list of the top ten national parks experiences across the country The best outdoor adventures in every park, including backpacking, biking, climbing, kayaking, rafting, and more, plus detailed hike descriptions and trail maps marked with distance, duration, effort level, and trailheads National parks road trips with driving times and advice for linking multiple parks, interesting stops between them, and nearby attractions and state parks Comprehensive planning resources: With maps and transportation tips, you'll have the tools to explore each park or region individually, or visit multiple for an epic national parks trip Expert advice from former park guide Becky Lomax on how to avoid crowds , what time of year to visit, and where to stay inside and outside the parks, from campgrounds to hotels Know before you go: Find essential background on climate, terrain, wildlife, history, and safety precautions, plus practical information on park fees, passes, and reservations, including how to obtain and use a National Parks Pass Gorgeous, full-color photos throughout, plus a handy keepsake section for your national parks stamps and a detachable fold-out poster map Whether you're trekking to striking vistas, rafting a wild river, or camping under the stars, find your park adventure with Moon USA National Parks . For more in-depth information on a specific park, check out one of Moon's national parks travel guides.
- Author: Becky Lomax
- Publisher: Moon Travel; 2nd edition (October 13, 2020)
- Genre: Travel, Specialty Travel
- ISBN: 978-1640499188
- Dimensions: 5.45 x 1.3 x 8.4 inches
2. Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Experience one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age: The harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole. In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, after battling its way through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men. When their ship was finally crushed between two ice floes, they attempted a near-impossible journey over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization. In Endurance , the definitive account of Ernest Shackleton's fateful trip, Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the harrowing and miraculous voyage that has defined heroism for the modern age.
- Author: Alfred Lansing
- Publisher: Basic Books (April 28, 2015)
- Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Transportation
- ISBN: 978-0465062881
- Dimensions: 5.45 x 1.3 x 8.25 inches
3. Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica's Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night
The “exquisitely researched and deeply engrossing” ( The New York Times ) true survival story of an early polar expedition that went terribly awry—with the ship frozen in ice and the crew trapped inside for the entire sunless, Antarctic winter “Deserves a place beside Alfred Lansing’s immortal classic Endurance .”—Nathaniel Philbrick “A riveting tale, splendidly told . . . Madhouse at the End of the Earth has it all.”—Stacy Schiff “Julian Sancton has deftly rescued this forgotten saga from the deep freeze.”—Hampton Sides In August 1897, the young Belgian commandant Adrien de Gerlache set sail for a three-year expedition aboard the good ship Belgica with dreams of glory. His destination was the uncharted end of the earth: the icy continent of Antarctica. But de Gerlache’s plans to be first to the magnetic South Pole would swiftly go awry. After a series of costly setbacks, the commandant faced two bad options: turn back in defeat and spare his men the devastating Antarctic winter, or recklessly chase fame by sailing deeper into the freezing waters. De Gerlache sailed on, and soon the Belgica was stuck fast in the icy hold of the Bellingshausen Sea. When the sun set on the magnificent polar landscape one last time, the ship’s occupants were condemned to months of endless night. In the darkness, plagued by a mysterious illness and besieged by monotony, they descended into madness. In Madhouse at the End of the Earth, Julian Sancton unfolds an epic story of adventure and horror for the ages. As the Belgica’s men teetered on the brink, de Gerlache relied increasingly on two young officers whose friendship had blossomed in captivity: the expedition’s lone American, Dr. Frederick Cook—half genius, half con man—whose later infamy would overshadow his brilliance on the Belgica; and the ship’s first mate, soon-to-be legendary Roald Amundsen, even in his youth the storybook picture of a sailor. Together, they would plan a last-ditch, nearly certain-to-fail escape from the ice—one that would either etch their names in history or doom them to a terrible fate at the ocean’s bottom. Drawing on the diaries and journals of the Belgica’s crew and with exclusive access to the ship’s logbook, Sancton brings novelistic flair to a story of human extremes, one so remarkable that even today NASA studies it for research on isolation for future missions to Mars. Equal parts maritime thriller and gothic horror, Madhouse at the End of the Earth is an unforgettable journey into the deep.
- Author: Julian Sancton
- Publisher: Crown (May 4, 2021)
- Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics
- ISBN: 978-1984824332
- Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
4. Primary Composition notebook grades k-2: Dinosaur Primary Composition Notebook with picture space | top half blank | Handwriting Practice Paper | Primary Composition Notebook for girls | 100 Pages
Primary Composition Notebook - Story Journal For Grades K-2 & 3Features Half Picture Space, Half Skip Line SpacingLarge 8.5"x11" (21.6x27.9 cm) - 50 Sheets/100 Pages* Softcover school notebook or composition book for kids in the early Grades K-2 & 3* 5/8" ruling, 6 lines per page with drawing space* Thicker baseline and slightly wider midline dashes makes handwriting practice easier for young learnersIf you need to buy more cute cover options for boys and girls. Please click on the author name for many more affordable notebook choices for your classroom or personal use.
- Author: Composition notebook Patty
- Publisher: Independently published (September 5, 2019)
- Genre: Science & Math, Astronomy & Space Science
- ISBN: 978-1690934684
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.23 x 11 inches
5. Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks 6
Lonely Planet’s Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Paddle alpine lakes, watch wildlife, and ski at Big Sky; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Yellowstone & Grand Teton and begin your journey now! Inside the Lonely Planet’s Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks Travel Guide: Up-to-date information - all businesses were rechecked before publication to ensure they are still open after 2020’s COVID-19 outbreak User-friendly highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations Focused on the best – hikes, drives, and cycling tours Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, camping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Contextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, and conservation Over 45 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout Useful features - Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment , and Day and Overnight Hikes Covers Yellowstone National Park area, Mammoth Country, Roosevelt Country, Canyon Country, Lake Country, Norris, Geyser Country, Bechler Region, Grand Teton National Park area, Jackson The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks , our most comprehensive guide to these US national parks, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s USA for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. Looking to visit more North American national parks? Check out USA's National Parks , a new full-color guide that covers all 59 of the USA's national parks. Just looking for inspiration? Check out Lonely Planet’s National Parks of America , a beautifully illustrated introduction to each of the USA's 59 national parks. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travelers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, videos, 14 languages, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' – New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveler's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' – Fairfax Media (Australia)
- Author: Bradley Mayhew
- Publisher: Lonely Planet; 6th edition (March 16, 2021)
- Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Winter Sports
- ISBN: 978-1788680691
- Dimensions: 5.05 x 0.63 x 7.7 inches
6. Colorado Bucket List Adventure Guide & Journal: Explore 50 Natural Wonders You Must See!
Exploring Colorado: A Guide to the 50 Must-See Destinations in Colorado to Hit the Road & Start Your Adventure Today Traveling to Colorado is unlike any other adventure you crossed off your bucket list. The ultimate dreamland for free spirits whose soul craves deep connection with nature, Colorado is rich in picturesque landscapes that’ll leave you breathless. As you travel the distance through the Rocky Mountains and wilderness, and then all the way through its Great Plains, you’ll have the time of your life getting lost in the Centennial state’s immersive beauty. From nature’s wonders like the Paint Mines Interpretive Park, to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and the amazing Garden of the Gods, Colorado just begs to be explored! But, with so much to see, where are you supposed to start from? With Colorado Bucket List Adventure Guide & Journal , you will be able to enjoy and discover every landscape and magical place in the different regions in Colorado without getting lost! Featuring more than 50 must-see destinations in the Southwestern four-corner state, you will be well-equipped to start your adventure! This unique travel guide and journal will help you: Keep track of where you’ve been and where to look forward to going next; Get informed about the areas or places you want to visit, how to get there, what to look for, and what you may need to bring along; Easily find your way to your dream destination thanks to comprehensive driving instructions; Never get lost thanks to the GPS coordinates included for each adventure in this guide; Discover the best time to visit certain destinations, weather conditions, average expenses; And much more! Grab a copy of this guide and you’re well set to explore Colorado! Every chapter comes with lesser-known facts about all the amazing 50 Colorado destinations featured in this blueprint that’ll make you fall in love with this wonderful state even more. Do you dare to break your boring, daily routine and go on an adventure of a lifetime? Scroll up, click on “Buy Now with 1-click”, and Get Your Copy Now!
- Author: Bridge Press
- Publisher: Bridge Press (May 18, 2021)
- Genre: Travel, Specialty Travel
- ISBN: 978-1955149181
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.29 x 9 inches
7. Stretching: 40th Anniversary Edition
Stretching is the most popular fitness book in the world, having sold over 3¾ million copies in 40 years. It has been translated into 23 languages. In this new edition there are stretches for improving the bad posture attributable to cell phone usage ("tech neck”), and for people using computers. This is the book that people tell their friends about, that trainers suggest for virtually every sport and activity, and that medical professionals recommend to people just starting to get back in shape. Stretching first appeared in 1980 as a new generation of Americans became committed to running, cycling, aerobic training, and workouts in the gym ― all of which are commonplace now. It features stretching routines specific to a variety of people, including sports enthusiasts, travelers, children, gardeners, and people in wheelchairs. There is a new section titled “Stretches for the Digital World,” with stretches for people using cell phones and/or computers, as well as tips for better posture and stretches to do in an office environment.
- Author: Bob Anderson
- Publisher: Shelter Publications; Anniversary edition (October 6, 2020)
- Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Winter Sports
- ISBN: 978-0936070841
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.75 x 10.75 inches
8. Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters
Welcome to the world of women's gymnastics and figure skating--the real world that happens away from the cameras, at the training camps and in the private lives of these talented teenage competitors. From starvation diets and debilitating injuries to the brutal tactics of tyrannical gymnastics guru Béla Károlyi, Little Girls in Pretty Boxes portrays the horrors endured by girls at the hands of their coaches and sometimes their own families--and is now updated with a new introduction and foreword that address the sexual abuse scandal perpetrated by USA Gymnastics national team doctor, Larry Nassar. This groundbreaking book shows how a longstanding culture of abuse made young gymnasts perfect targets for a sexual predator, and continues to plead for sanity, safety, and an end to our national obsession: winning at any cost.
- Author: Joan Ryan
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Illustrated edition (July 17, 2018)
- Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Individual Sports
- ISBN: 978-1538747780
- Dimensions: 5.25 x 0.88 x 8 inches
9. National Geographic Guide to State Parks of the United States, 5th Edition
Discover more than 950 of the best parks in all 50 states in this completely updated guide from National Geographic. Bask in the spectacular beauty, thrilling terrain, and quiet peacefulness of the country's finest state parks, hand-picked by park directors and National Geographic editors. This fully updated fifth edition includes 750 additional off-the-beaten track destinations. Beautifully written descriptions tell the stories of the parks, from their wildlife, natural features, and history to their most popular current activities such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, water sports, and rock climbing. Vivid images inspire your next getaway, while detailed information--including 32 detailed maps highlighting sites, trails, campgrounds, and more--helps you plan your next excursion. From free to low-cost, from Florida to Alaska, from the six-acre Iao Valley to the 204,000-acre Baxter, use this essential guide to plan a day visit or a weekend escape.
- Author: National Geographic
- Publisher: National Geographic; 5th edition (March 6, 2018)
- Genre: Travel, Specialty Travel
- ISBN: 978-1426218859
- Dimensions: 5.38 x 1.25 x 8.5 inches
10. Just Curious
Secrets, curiosity, and passion. Fantasy becomes reality with little encouragement. Willa Camden, a successful author of steamy novels, becomes entwined with Jackson Mitchell, a brilliant billionaire, and his best friend Casey Melrose. Their love is shared equally, and Willa is not always in the middle. Craving excitement, they embark on international adventures in the style befitting a billionaire. Cyber threats, blackmail, and theft turn their world upside down. Their careers are jeopardized, and lives are in danger. Fair warning: They curse a little and have sex a lot, so please don't be shocked. Join them for a wild ride. If you're ready for a book that will have you on the edge of your seat and grabbing for a fan, this story is for you.
- Author: Ariella Talix
- Publisher: Ringmaster Publishing (March 10, 2021)
- Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Romance