Long Distance Testing the Limits of Body and Spirit in a Year of Living Strenuously

ISBN-10: 1605291242
ISBN-13: 9781605291246
Authors: Bill McKibben
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A new edition of a classic McKibben book about what it takes to be a world-class athlete and where the true meaning of endurance can be found 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 a life-threatening brain tumor, discovered something about the real meaning of endurance. Told with…    

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Bill McKibben grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. He was president of the Harvard Crimson newspaper in college. Immediately after college he joined the New Yorker magazine as a staff writer, and wrote much of the "Talk of the Town" column from 1982 to early 1987. After quitting this job, he soon moved to the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. His first book, The End of Nature, was published in 1989 by Random House after being serialized in the New Yorker. It is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has been printed in more than 20 languages. Several editions have come out in the United States, including an updated version published in 2006. His…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale Number of pages: 224 Dimensions: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 0.594 lbs.