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Fabulous Fabrications from Busted Hockey Gear

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In his breakaway bestseller 50 Things to Make with a Broken Hockey Stick, Peter Manchester transformed the agony of defeated sticks into the thrill of a new creation, with a slap of good humour that kept readers chuckling all the way through the book. Now, with the publication of Fabulous Fabrications from Busted Hockey Gear, the hockey stick handyman has turned his creative talents to the rest of the equipment left to fester in the basement — helmets, pads, gloves, skates, and even cast-off hockey uniforms. In this oh-so-Canadian book of how-to humour, a wonderland of "construct-o-rama experiences" awaits devotees of rink junk. Who would have thought of an electric guitar for only $15 or a drum set made entirely of cast-off helmets? A leather skate becomes a bird or a ball cap; a dismantled helmet becomes a mask; a pair of pants becomes an amazing sling chair. Basement artistes can build a lap steel guitar from sticks, fashion a guiro from a bit of stick and a plastic knee protector, mount a row of helmets into a set of timbales, and presto! a garage band like no other. A tent, a crouching dog, a mechanical cheerleader — with Manchester's step-by-step instructions and clear, humorous illustrations, all these things and more can rise like, well, like a squawking bird, if not a phoenix, from a mound of hockey detritus.

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"Manchester continues to streak down the ice with his creations... Fabulous Fabrications from Busted Hockey Gear is certain to be among the scoring leaders this season."

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"Eco-artist Peter Manchester finds beautiful new uses for cast-off hockey gear... The section on masks... would make legendary Montreal Canadiens goalie Jacques Plante wish he'd been more imaginative when he donned hockey's first face-protector in 1959."

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An accomplished illustrator and painter, Peter Manchester lives in Sackville, New Brunswick. His passion for discovering the magnificent in the mundane extends beyond hockey sticks into the realm of history, an interest enflamed by his experience as a museum curator. Totally without the aid of research, he illuminates the march of progress from pre-history to the post-rink life of the hockey stick. 50 Things to Make with a Broken Hockey Stick was his first foray into authorship.

 
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In the Clear

Orca Book Publishers


On her seventh birthday, Pauline rode across the lawns on her street followed by her best friend Henry, he on the blue wooden horse, she on the red. On the seventh lawn at the top of the street, she collapsed, becoming a sudden victim of the polio outbreak of the summer of 1954.

Five years later, when In the Clear begins, she has survived, but paid a heavy price. A brace on her left leg allows her to walk, but she confines herself to her house, humiliated at the notion of being seen. Terrified by what Pauline has already suffered, her mother watches over her, forbidding her to play hockey on the ice rink her father has created in the backyard.

In the Clear alternates, chapter by chapter, between Pauline's horror-filled year in the hospital five years earlier and her struggles to adapt in the present of 1959 and 1960. At the end of the book, her triumphs in past and present come together and she is able to move forward with new friendships, a renewed bond with her mother and, most important, a new faith in herself.

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Anne Laurel Carter is a multi-award-winning author of books for children, including Under the Prairie Sky (Orca 2004). When she's not writing, she's reading. Anne lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she works full-time as a teacher-librarian.

 
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The Last Hockey Game

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Home is like a leaf on a tree: other people, other homes, are the other leaves. They live beneath the same sky, share the same memories, survive the same storms.

But one leaf is a solitude.

After twenty-five years on a New Brunswick farm, award-winning Canadian author Beth Powning came to understand the land she calls home. Now, almost twenty years after the initial publication of Home, readers may once again experience the spirit of home in nature in this new edition of her seminal book.

Time has made the subtle messages beyond her door become clearer, if not less mysterious: the glorious rawness of winter storms, the effortless dominance of oak trees, the distinctive poetry of night, the universes found within a humble garden.

Placing herself in the dual roles of explorer and storyteller, Powning waltzes the unspoken divide between the untamed and the domestic, revelling in the complex bonds that exist between the natural world and those who would seek to navigate its wonders.

Originally released in Canada as Seeds of Another Summer, this new edition, which includes a new introduction and gorgeous reproductions of Powning's sumptuous nature photography, will inspire those who seek a simpler life and enchant those who are already there.

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"Powning takes her camera, her pen and, most important, her spirit into the landscape. . . . The delicate, often beautiful photographs combine with a quietly spirited naturalistic prose in an Annie Dillard-Henry David Thoreau mode to produce a work evocative in both sensual and domestic ways."

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"Beth's sense of home is not of a static dwelling, but of a place of seasons, cycles, and lifespans, or experiences and memories. This is a book for your soul."

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"Beth Powning's beautiful celebration of natural life is meet and proper for these unnatural times. I think it will be read for years to come."

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Beth Powning grew up in a small New England town, where her family has lived since the 1790s. In 1972, she and her husband Peter Powning moved to Canada and bought an 1870s farm in New Brunswick, where they established a pottery business. In 1995, Beth Powning published a book of photography, Roses for Canadian Gardens (written by childhood friend Bob Osborne). She later found her voice in Home: Chronicle of a North Country Life. Over the next fifteen years, five books followed: another book of photographs, Northern Trees and Shrubs; two works of non-fiction, Shadow Child and Edge Seasons; and three bestselling novels, The Hatbox Letters, The Sea Captain’s Wife, and A Measure of Light.

 
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Hockey and Philosophy

Baillargeon, NormandBoissinot, Christian (Hrsg.) | University of Ottawa Press | Philosophica


Does hockey provide a better understanding of the differences between Canadian and Québécois nationalisms? Is there a fundamental relationship between the hockey arena and the political arena? What have we lost as a society in abolishing the tie game? Are salaries in the NHL really that outrageous? Is hockey more art than sport? Should hockey players be banned from using performance-enhancing drugs at all costs? Do goalies suffer from angst? Does our national sport have its own mythology and metaphysics? Do hockey brawls reflect our true human nature more than we would care to admit? And what would it be like if the great philosophers were to face off on the ice?

A team of philosophy and hockey buffs go deep with these fascinating questions and many others in this examination of a worshipped sport elevated to something akin to a cult. Accessibly written and peppered with humour, the essays in this book will charm specialists, sports fans, and everyone in between. Whether you’re a fan of Richard, Gretzky, Crosby, Plato, Kant, or Kierkegaard, you’re invited to be a spectator at this very special meeting of minds!

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Normand Baillargeon has written a great many articles and books on a wide variety of topics: education, philosophy, anarchism, poetry, politics, and economics. When he finds the time, he enjoys watching YouTube videos of Bobby Orr, his favourite player. To this day, he holds a grudge against everyone who deliberately attacked Orr’s knee, ordered this to be done, or looked the other way when it was done.

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Christian Boissinot teaches philosophy at the Collège François-Xavier-Garneau. He is a diehard fan of the Nordiques and of scientific hockey, even though the person he shares his life with thinks that the Maple Leafs are based in Edmonton and that every hockey player ought to be given his own puck to prevent fighting. His only claim to fame in the hockey world is being the first person to ever sell pepperoni sticks at the Colisée de Québec. He secretly dreams of driving a Zamboni.

 
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The Mask

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Sports


Fourteen-year-old Logan Grant is the star center for the Westside Wolves bantam hockey team. He has all the skills and all the looks, but he has alienated many of his teammates with his me-first attitude. One night Logan's life is forever changed when a fire sweeps through his house. He survives, but his face and body are badly burned. Too embarrassed to show his deformed face on the ice, Logan believes he'll never play hockey again until he stumbles across an old goalie mask that gives him the courage to get back to the rink. Taunted by the other players, Logan is defended by an unlikely ally, a teammate he once bullied because of his own facial disfigurement.

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"Howling's character development of Logan is exceptional."

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"Another excellent sports-themed book for young people…Howling paints a very true picture of relationships between teens, their peer group, and parents, especially in the sports world which puts a different twist on relationships…An excellent book for [hockey] players and nonplayers."

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Eric Howling is the author of several sports-themed novels, including Plunge, Gang Tackle and The Mask in the Orca Sports line. His books have been shortlisted for the Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, named Resource Links Year's Best and picked as a CCBC Best Books selection. Eric lives and plays sports in Calgary.

 
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This Team Is Ruining My Life (But I Love Them)

ECW Press


Steve Dangle’s incredible odyssey, from self-starting Leafs lover to sports-media star

How do you turn ranting about hockey into a career? Steve “Dangle” Glynn is a YouTuber, podcaster, and sports personality from Toronto, who managed to turn a 16-second online rant about the Maple Leafs into a career in sports media. From video blogging in his parents’ house at 19 to yelling on televisions across Canada at 28, Dangle has been involved with some of the most important sports companies in the country.

In between tales of Steve’s adventures, both online and off, This Team Is Ruining My Life is also a kind of how-to (or how-not-to) guide: in an ever-evolving media landscape, sometimes you have to get creative to find the job you want. This is Steve Dangle and his accidentally on purpose journey through sports media so far.

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“Folks always say to me, ‘When Coach’s Corner is on, no one in our house is allowed to talk.’ I reply, ‘Neither am I.’ Now I find myself hushing my own household when Steve is on. Steve says he’s taken a page from us, but I know it’s novel. Enjoy.” — Ron MacLean, Coach’s Corner

“A wonderful look at the rickety ladder to success in sports media and how one can invent their own way of climbing it. Revel in Steve’s journey from irritated Leafs fan yelling into a webcam to irritated Leafs fan yelling into much more expensive cameras.” — Greg Wyshynski, senior NHL writer, ESPN

“A hilarious, inspiring account of how a kid who could barely skate managed to navigate a turbulent period in the Canadian media industry to become one of the most unique voices in our sport.”  — Chris Johnston, senior hockey writer, Sportsnet

“It’s strange to call a 30-year-old a trailblazer, but that’s what Steve Dangle is. He carved his way into the broadcasting world by taking his own unique, loud, and crazy path.”— Ken Reid, bestselling author and co-anchor, Sportsnet Central

 
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BLV, ein Imprint von GRÄFE UND UNZER Verlag GmbH


Die richtige Ernährung ist für jeden Sportler von großer Bedeutung: Sie gehört zu den entscheidenden Voraussetzungen für die Leistungsentwicklung und für die optimale Regeneration nach Belastungssituationen. Dieses Buch vermittelt Ihnen alle Prinzipien der Sporternährung, wissenschaftlich fundiert, mit vielen Beispielen aus der Praxis und gut nachvollziehbar.- Bedeutung und Grundlagen der Ernährung - Die vollwertige, bilanzierte Ernährung · Verdauung und Leistung · Neueste Erkenntnisse zu den Ernährungsrichtlinien in den einzelnen Sportartengruppen- Spezielle Fragen und Probleme: Freie Radikale, Antioxidantien und Sport · Gewichtsabnahme · Einsatz von Nährstoffkonzentraten · "Geheimrezepte" zur Leistungsförderung und vieles mehr

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Dr. med. Peter Konopka ist Internist, Sportmediziner und Yogalehrer. Er studierte Medizin an den Universitäten in Erlangen, Tübingen und München. Als Assistent des damaligen Vereinsarztes des FC Bayern München konnte er zusätzlich wertvolle sportärztliche Erfahrungen sammeln. Anschließend absolvierte er eine gründliche internistische Ausbildung und war von 1977 bis 2003 als Oberarzt in der II. Medizinischen Klinik am Zentralklinikum in Augsburg tätig. Neben seiner beruflichen Tätigkeit war er aktiver Radrennfahrer. Mit Radweltmeister Rudi Altig als Bundestrainer war er zwölf Jahre sportärztlicher Betreuer der Deutschen Rad-Nationalmannschaften der Straßenradrennfahrer und Querfeldeinfahrer bei Trainingslagern und Etappenrennen sowie bei insgesamt 16 Weltmeisterschaften und Olympischen Spielen. Außerdem wurde er von seinem indischen Yogalehrer, Herrn Jonas Remedios, zum Yogalehrer ausgebildet und 1991 zu seinem Nachfolger als Leiter seiner Yoga-Schule in Augsburg bestimmt.

 
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