Did you know that wrestling started out as a deadly sport? Ancient Greeks and Romans used it for self-defense. In modern times, amateur wrestling is still powerful and challenging. But training, equipment, rules, and scoring systems make the sport safer for competitors. Enter the Martial Arts Sports Zone to learn about the history, gear, moves, competitions, and top athletes connected to amateur wrestling. You´ll discover: * What the different styles of wrestling are and how they´ve changed. * What some of the top wrestling moves are, including the suplex and fireman´s carry. * Why Rulon Gardner left his wrestling shoes on the mat at the 2004 Olympic Games. * How amateur wrestling compares to similar sports in other countries, such as lucha libre and shuai jiao. Are you into sports? Then get in the zone!
Halberstam´s suspenseful and inspirational bestselling story of the four amateur rowers who put everything on the line to represent the United States in the 1984 OlympicsIn 1984, rowing was a sport continually relegated to the margins, far from the spotlights attracted by other Olympic events. That year, four men went head-to-head for the right to compete for gold as the United States´ single sculler, an honor that would lead not to lucrative endorsement deals, but to the fleeting glory of the Olympic Games, and the satisfaction of ranking supreme among their competitive community of oarsmen. In pursuit of that goal, the rowers pushed through crippling pain, delaying personal relationships and careers, all for the rush of winning. Determined to understand these athletes of a seemingly bygone era, Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist and author David Halberstam chronicles their bravery and obsession, delivering a dramatic human story, buzzing with adrenaline, about the lengths to which athletes will go to prove their mettle and compete on the highest level. This ebook features an extended biography of David Halberstam.
Interest in the amateur moving image has never been stronger, due in part to advances in technology, and indeed the area now holds an unprecedented potential appeal not only for film studies but for the humanities. One of the effects of these shifts is the coming into being of new interpretative frameworks, which can be usefully applied to both old and current examples of amateur film and video making. ´´Amateur Filmmaking´´ aims to introduce the evolving scholarly panorama and, indeed, influence and shape it. More specifically, the volume argues for and clarifies the importance of amateur cinema as an absolutely key object of interest and study for multiple disciplines. The editors showcase the variety of amateur filmmaking, from home movies of Imperial India and film diaries of life in contemporary China, to the work of leading auteurs such as Joseph Morder and Peter Forgacs. With essays on the role of the archive and the impact of new technologies on amateur filmmaking, these 21 essays offer the first comprehensive survey on this growing field.
Freeman Lockhart is working for his old friend Omar in Amman, Jordan. And spying on him too. Hoping to prevent his own secrets from ever coming to light, Freeman has agreed to report back on his friend to a clandestine agency interested in Omar s finances. In Washington DC, meanwhile, Aliyah Rahim is spying on her husband Abbas. A brilliant doctor, Abbas is crushed by the death of their daughter, which he blames on the post-9/11 mood of hostility towards Arab-Americans, and Aliyah fears he may be planning a terrifying act of revenge. Freeman and Aliyah are pitched into the same deadly game, in which the only rules are violence and deceit.
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. People have studied the sky throughout history in an amateur framework, without any formal method of funding. It is only within about the past century, however, that amateur astronomy has become an activity clearly distinguished from professional astronomy, and other related activities. Many amateurs are beginners or hobbyists, while others have a high degree of experience in astronomy and often assist and work alongside professional astronomers. Collectively, amateur astronomers observe a variety of celestial objects and phenomena such as the Moon, planets, stars, comets, meteor showers, and a variety of deep sky objects such as star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae. Even though scientific research is not their main goal, many amateur astronomers make a contribution to astronomy by monitoring variable stars, tracking asteroids and discovering transient objects, such as comets. Learn more about amateur astronomy, contributions and tools in this book.