The weather is warming up! OK, maybe not. But it WILL be, and you’re going to want to get off the couch and head outside to get rid of that ferocious case of cabin fever, right? Let Kindle Best Sellers in Sportss and Outdoors turn your thinking to warm sunny days, walks in the park, bike rides… whatever it is that gets you motivated and gets you outside.
We’ve chosen some of our favorites and reviewed them for you here, but don’t take our word for it. While the snow is still flying, take some time to peruse these Best Books in Sports and Outdoorsand let us know what you find in the comments below. And now, for your reading pleasure…
- 1 Into Thin Air
- 2 Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage
- 3 Born to Run
- 4 Win Forever: Live, Work, and Play Like a Champion
- 5 AWOL on the Appalachian Trail
- 6 Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
- 7 The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey
- 8 Winds of Skilak: A Tale of True Grit, True Love and Survival in the Alaskan Wilderness
- 9 A Long Way From Nowhere: A Couple’s Journey on the Continental Divide Trail
- 10 The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014
When Jon Krakauer set out to climb Mt. Everest, he had no idea what he was in for. By the time he reached the summit, he had not slept for over 57 hours and was suffering from the effects of severe oxygen deprivation. And he had no way of knowing that what was to become the deadliest season on the mountain in recorded history was waiting for him just around the corner. If you are a climber, or have just wondered what it feels like to stand at the top of the tallest mountain on earth, then you need to spend some time with Krakauer. His adventures changed his life…his story just might change yours.
From the mountain to the sea…our next adventure book tells the incredible story of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton and his miraculous year of survival on the Antarctic Ocean. In 1914, Ernest Shackleton set off aboard the Endurance, with the goal of crossing the Antarctic overland. Before they even reached the halfway point, they found themselves stuck in the ice that would eventually crush their ship. Shackleton and his crew survived for five months in one of the harshest regions in the world before setting sail in a lifeboat. Drawn from interviews and diaries, this harrowing tale of survival will leave you breathless ’til the end.
“Baby we were born to run…” The Tarahumara Indians of Mexico have perfected the art of running, training themselves to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. When the author sets out to discover their secrets, what he finds will take him from science lab to valley, from the desert to the mountaintop, where ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit. The quest ends with a race…the Tarahumara against men and women who have trained beyond anything most of us could even imagine. This amazing story will engage your mind and challenge your body in ways you never thought possible.
Whether you are a Seahawks fan or not, you’ve got to admit that Pete Carroll is one of the best coaches in the NFL today. From his Pac-10 experience with USC to the 2015 Superbowl with the Seahawks, Carroll has proven over and over that he’s got what it takes to inspire and motivate his players to literally move mountains. Here, for the first time, Carroll reveals what makes him tick, from recruiting strategies to game-day rituals. It’s more than just winning the game…it’s winning at life.
Hiking the Appalachian Trail is, for some, a rite of passage. When David Miller set out in 2003 to fulfill his dream of hiking the entire trail from Georgia to Maine, he left behind a successful career, friends and family and set out on a test of endurance and strength that most can only dream about. More than a travel guide, this is a glimpse into the dreams of one man, and how he made them come true.
Author Elizabeth Gilbert had it all…successful career, house in the country, marriage…yet it wasn’t what she needed. She sets out on a year-long journey to find herself in three of the most iconic places on the planet. In Italy Gilbert explored the art of pleasure. India brought a study in devotion, and Bali became the marriage of the two. Even if you’ve seen the movie, you still need to read the book.
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Theodore Roosevelt was the ultimate outdoorsman in a time that produced many marvels. Reeling from his crushing defeat in the 1912 election, Roosevelt sets out to conquer what many considered to be the unconquerable…the mighty Amazon. Roosevelt and his crew would suffer incredible loss, murder within their ranks, and Roosevelt himself would be brought to the brink of suicide. Triumphant in the end, he would change the face of the Western Hemisphere forever…and take his place in the annals of history as one of the most adventurous men who ever lived.
Sam and Bonnie Ward set out from their comfortable suburban life in Ohio to conquer the Alaskan wilderness. Moving to a remote island, they would find themselves living a life of isolation, without power or running water, and soon discover that their very survival is at stake. This heartfelt memoir written by Bonnie provides deep insight into the power of the human spirit to overcome even the most insurmountable of obstacles.
While most people know of the Appalachian Trail, few know of it’s Western counterpart–the Continental Divide Trail. 3,000 miles of wilderness. 27 days without encountering another soul. Six bears in 15 hours. Thirst. Flooding. Wildfires. Matt and Julie encountered all of this and more, and along the way they discovered the power of friendship and the ability to use their differences to work together toward the ultimate goal…survival.
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014
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This 2014 compendium of short stories and essays compiled by author Deborah Blum brings together some of the brightest and best writers of this past year in one volume. From established authors to up-and-coming writers to new faces just bursting onto the scene, Blum selects the top stories and essays, providing a broad glimpse into the world of science and nature.
Well, friends. There you have it. Ten of the top Sports and Outdoors eBooks. Whether your passion is light exercise or runs more toward the extreme, we’ve got something for you. Take some time and explore our selections, and then head over to Amazon and see what else they’re offering. And if you find something noteworthy that we missed, tell us in the comments below!