Epic Runs of the World

Explore 50 of the world's greatest running routes, from short urban runs to cross-country trails and must-do marathons.

Epic Runs of the World

Explore 50 of the world’s greatest running routes, from short urban runs to cross-country trails and must-do marathons. Entries include China’s Great Wall Marathon, the Amalfi Coast’s Path of the Gods, Australia’s Blue Mountains ultra, the 10k Great Ethiopian Run, Chicago’s Lakefront Trail and the Barkley Marathons.

Running to the Edge

New York Times Deputy Sports Editor Matthew Futterman interweaves the dramatic stories of Larsen's runners with a fascinating discourse of the science behind human running, as well as a personal running narrative that follows Futterman's ...

Running to the Edge

"Gripping . . . the narrative is smooth and immediate, almost effortless in its detail, if occasionally breathless, like a good fast run . . ." --The New York Times Book Review Visionary American running coach Bob Larsen assembled a mismatched team of elite California runners . . . the start of his decades-long quest for championships, Olympic glory, and pursuit of "the epic run." In the dusty hills above San Diego, Bob Larsen became America's greatest running coach. Starting with a ragtag group of high school cross country and track runners, Larsen set out on a decades-long quest to find the secret of running impossibly fast, for longer distances than anyone thought possible. Himself a former farm boy who fell into his track career by accident, Larsen worked through coaching high school, junior college, and college, coaxing talented runners away from more traditional sports as the running craze was in its infancy in the 60's and 70's. On the arid trails and windy roads of California, Larsen relentlessly sought the 'secret sauce' of speed and endurance that would catapult American running onto the national stage. Running to the Edge is a riveting account of Larsen's journey, and his quest to discover the unorthodox training secrets that would lead American runners (elite and recreational) to breakthroughs never imagined. New York Times Deputy Sports Editor Matthew Futterman interweaves the dramatic stories of Larsen's runners with a fascinating discourse of the science behind human running, as well as a personal running narrative that follows Futterman's own checkered love-affair with the sport. The result is a narrative that will speak to every runner, a story of Larsen's triumphs--from high school cross-country meets to the founding of the cult-favorite 70's running group, the Jamul Toads, from national championships to his long tenure as head coach at UCLA, and from the secret training regimen of world champion athletes like Larsen's protégé, American Meb Keflezighi, to victories at the New York and Boston Marathons as well as the Olympics. Running to the Edge is a page-turner . . . a relentless crusade to run faster, farther.

Compendium of the World s Languages

Kyrgyz folk literature possesses one of the world's longest poems – the Manas
epic – which runs in one version to half a million lines. The epic mixes heroic
myth with a colourful account of actual happenings in the history of the Kyrgyz
people.

Compendium of the World s Languages

This third edition of Compendium of the World’s Languages has been thoroughly revised to provide up-to-date and accurate descriptions of a wide selection of natural language systems. All cultural and historical notes as well as statistical data have been checked, updated and in many cases expanded. Presenting an even broader range of languages and language families, including new coverage of Australian aboriginal languages and expanded treatment of North American and African languages, this new edition offers a total of 342 entries over nearly 2000 pages. Key features include: Complete rewriting, systematization and regularisation of the phonology sections Provision of IPA symbol grids arranged by articulatory feature and by alphabetic resemblance to facilitate use of the new phonology sections Expansion of morphology descriptions for most major languages Provision of new illustrative text samples Addition of a glossary of technical terms and an expanded bibliography Comparative tables of the numerals 1-10 in a representative range of languages, and also grouped by family Drawing upon a wealth of recent developments and research in language typology and broadened availability of descriptive data, this new incarnation of George Campbell’s astounding Compendium brings a much-loved survey emphatically into the twenty-first century for a new generation of readers. Scholarly, comprehensive and highly accessible, Compendium of the World’s Languages remains the ideal reference for all interested linguists and professionals alike.

Born to Run

McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.

Born to Run

The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run. An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.

Epic

'But even if the world runs according to the principles and use of Epic that you
believe in, there is one, no there are two,' he corrected himself, 'important
questions that I shall leave you with. Ask yourself how did the people currently on
the ...

Epic

#WELCOME TO EPIC: PRESS START TO PLAY#. On New Earth, Epic is not just a computer game, it's a matter of life and death. If you lose, you lose everything; if you win, the world is yours for the taking. Seeking revenge for the unjust treatment of his parents, Erik subverts the rules of the game, and he and his friends are drawn into a world of power-hungry, dangerous players. Now they must fight the ultimate masters of the game -- The Committee. But what Erik doesn't know is that The Committee has a sinister, deadly secret, and challenging it could destroy the whole world of Epic.

Lyric Poems from Around the World Epic Thinks Beyond Feelings

At sunset, thou shall seek for shelter and rest for the night by the side of a river
that runs through your pathway. In the early morning of the next day, thou shall
continue your journey by following the path of sunrise until you reach a valley in
the ...

Lyric Poems from Around the World  Epic Thinks Beyond Feelings

Lyric poems from around the world is an adaptation of history into literature for further understanding and interpreting ancient and contemporary history. Adaptation of stories in this book is based on Aristotle’s Poetics—his purgation theory for intellectual and moral purification of the soul. The plot construction is characterized with cultural icons and symbolisms of religious and spiritual practices and beliefs. Lines are constructed to explicate the impact of gender, politics, religion, law, and culture within the framework of comparative literature—philosophy, psychology, history and the art, genre or a literary movement.

The Epic Film in World Culture

I have argued in this chapter that these historically distinct ways of representing
epic religious spectacle share one feature: ... 124 Seeing was no less potent in
the testimonies of viewers leaving Mel Gibson's The Passion ofthe Christ who
saw ...

The Epic Film in World Culture

With the recent release of spectacular blockbuster films from Gladiator to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the epic has once again become a major form in contemporary cinema. This new volume in the AFI Film Readers series explores the rebirth of the epic film genre in the contemporary period, a period marked by heightened and conflicting appeals to national, ethnic, and religious belonging.The orginal essays in this volume explore the tension between the evolving global context of film production and reception and the particular provenance of the epic as an expression of national mythology and aspirations, challenging our understanding of epics produced in the present as well as our perception of epic films from the past. The contributors will explore new critical approaches to contemporary as well as older epic films, drawing on ideas from cultural studies, historiography, classics, and film studies.

The Epic of Latin America

It is Quesada who best typifies the illusion which drove humble men to become
great in those epic days. ... When madness runs in the lifeblood of a nation it
makes little difference whether the goals are real or illusive, so long as they are
believed. ... civilization that while most of Europe was under the impulse of youth
and youthful kings, the conquest of the New World was carried out by middle-
aged men.

The Epic of Latin America

Uniquely comprehensive and comparative, praised for its devotion to social and cultural developments as well as politics and economics, this book has been revised and brought up to date, with chapters on the great upheavals of the 1980s.

The Epic of Latin America Fourth Edition

It is Quesada who best typifies the illusion which drove humble men to become
great in those epic days. ... When madness runs in the lifeblood of a nation it
makes little difference whether the goals are real or illusive, so long as they are
believed. ... civilization that while most of Europe was under the impulse of youth
and youthful kings, the conquest of the New World was carried out by middle-
aged men.

The Epic of Latin America  Fourth Edition

Examines the history of Latin America, from the time of the Mayas, Incas, and Aztecs to the present day

Running Beyond

Running Beyond is a homage to the sport's legendary races, unique, commissioned photography, captures the diverse and striking terrain - from mountail peaks, to jungles and deserts.

Running Beyond

Ultra running is one of the world's fastest growing sports and in Ian Corless who runs the scene's most influential podcast, ultra-running has the perfect author to chronicle its rise. Running Beyond is a homage to the sport's legendary races, unique, commissioned photography, captures the diverse and striking terrain - from mountail peaks, to jungles and deserts. Through interviews with the legendary athletes of the sport, Running Beyond is the ultimate homage to the ultra-running world. Foreword by record-breaking, world number one, Kilian Jornet (Run or Die).