An intriguing blend of science and sports that explores how some of the world´s greatest athletes are utilizing the last frontier of performance-enhancing technology - the mental mapping and engineering of their own brains - for peak performance and what it means for the future of athleticism, sports, and the rest of us. Moneyball showed how statistics were revolutionizing baseball. The Sports Gene revealed the role genetics play in sports. Now, Head in the Game examines the next evolution: how mental engineering - the manipulation of the cognitive processes of the brain - can make gifted athletes even better. For years technology - from EEG (electroencephalogram) to fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) to video games, tablets, and personal data collection devices - have been used with soldiers to understand their physical and mental functioning. Touching on brain functionality vital to sports - both the ´´hard´´ (coordination, stimuli processing, functional memory, decision making, load processing) and the ´´soft´´ (emotion regulation, visualization, psychology, mindfulness) - this tech is now being adopted by scores of championship franchises and top athletes - including scrappy underdogs forced to innovate and elite players looking for an advantage. Star NFL quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Tom Brady, the NBA´s Kyle Korver, and Olympic volleyball champion Kerri Walsh are using mental engineering to up their game. It´s not luck that has transformed the San Antonio Spurs into a formidable force - it´s science, Sneed demonstrates. As mental engineering becomes widespread - taking athletes who are already freaks of nature and making them better - the impact on the multibillion-dollar sports industry will be dramatic on players, managers, trainers, owners, and even fans. Interviewing athletes and coaches, visiting training camps and sports science firms, Brandon Sneed offers a firsthand, on-the-ground look at th... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Tecosky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005807/bk_harp_005807_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover a modern European classic. Celebrate one of the world´s most vital and enduring passions: railroads. Use your initial investment to build track. Then pick up commodities where they are grown, mined, or manufactured and deliver them to a lucrative place of demand. Complete a delivery and make the money you need to buy larger, faster trains, and expand your railroad empire. Win the game by building the most effective railroad empire!With over a million variations, Eurorails never grows old. You decide where to lay your tracks. Your only obstacles are rival tracks and Europe´s great mountains, channels, and rivers. So, ignore the borders. Capture the industrial spirit of Europe and learn to build an empire. Whether you share Eurorails as an evening with friends or as a rainy day activity with your family, you´ll always find it captivating!After enjoying this great game, you can explore one of the many other award-winning Empire Builder games, including titles as diverse as China Rails, Australian Rails, and Martian Rails.Eurorails is geographically accurate. The game depicts Europe´s rivers, plains, and mountains, as well as its natural resources. It´s a great way to learn about the geography, business, shipping, and transportation of Europe while having loads of fun with friends or family!
It´s Time to Take Your Life Back! You have taken the first vital step: recognizing that you need to break a pattern in order to achieve the health and wellness that your body deserves. This could lead you to two different paths: the path that leads to a crash diet, which has almost no chance of success or the path that leads to just five additional steps that would help you lose weight in a week. There are hundreds of weight loss books that promise to give results in just a few weeks. But the information in those books can be confusing; they need to be organized into simple steps that can easily be performed. The five steps of weight loss gives people a better perspective of how to go about their health and wellness journeys the right way. Some people assume that the only way to lose weight fast is to not eat. But why would you abstain from gastronomic pleasures when you can simply be picky about which food to put on your plate? If you are interested in losing weight fast because of some health risk, then this health book is also the best guide. Juicing, consuming loads of nutrient-rich smoothies, eating super foods: These are all essential to weight loss. But aside from these, you also need to know how to maintain the proper mindset that would ensure you can successfully switch to healthy living. Then the steps would lead you to the finale, which involves maintaining the body that you have worked so hard to achieve through healthy eating, dieting, and exercising. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052583/bk_acx0_052583_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
British soldier Tony McNally had a vital job in the Falklands - as a Rapier missile operator, his job was to protect the British ships and men from air attack by the fearless and desperate Argentinian pilots. His war went well when he shot down two Argentine jets - until June 8, 1982 when McNally and his Rapier system were dug in on the hillside overlooking Port Pleasant near Fitzroy, wrongly referred to as ‘Bluff Cove’, providing Air Defence cover for the RFA Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram LSL’s , as they sat waiting to off-load hundreds of soldiers. Suddenly,Argentine A4 Skyhawks screamed into the bay loaded with 500Ib bombs... and McNally´s system failed. He and his detachment watched, helpless, as bombs rained down on the defenceless ships. Fifty men of the Welsh Guards lost their lives and many others - famously including Simon Weston - were horribly burned. McNally´s life changed in that moment. He left the army after the war and - though he re-enlisted and even volunteered for Northern Ireland - he was riddled by guilt and plagued by nightmares and flashbacks of that awful day. Still Watching Men Burn is updated from Watching Men Burn and covers his journey back to the Falklands Islands Pilgrimage in 2007 and his ongoing personal battle with mental health up to 2016. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Grey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102259/bk_acx0_102259_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.