Connectivity Lezyne’s Mega XL GPS cycle computer comes with advanced connectivity options with the device automatically syncing to your smartphone via Bluetooth Smart. This connectivity allows you to receive texts, emails, and phone call alerts right to your cycling computer’s display. You can easily download all your ride files via the plug-and-play flash drive technology and upload directly to GPS Root website for ride analysis. The Mega XL will also auto-sync to Strava, TrainingPeaks, and Today’s Plan plus using Bluetooth Smart or ANT+ you can connect additional sensors and kit. GPS Using the ultimate in GPS and Glonass technology you’ll receive the very best in navigation and advanced tracking systems. The screen comes with preloaded maps and offers customisable route building allowing you to adventure further afield without getting lost. A built-in barometer and accelerometer also provides key tracking and weather alerts. Display The super large 2.7 inch display comes with 240 x 400 high-resolution and provides a 50-percent larger display than previous models such as the Super GPS. The display can also be completely turned and offers you either vertical or horizontal viewing modes. You can completely customise what data appears on the display and the computer comes with a back light and full colour display. Loaded The Mega XL GPS – Loaded Bundle comes with all the sensors and fittings you need for the fullest and most immersive cutting-edge cycling experience. The kit includes: Mega XL GPS computer Heart Rate Flow Sensor Speed/Cadence Flow Sensor Direct X-Lock Mounting System Micro USB charging cable
The vertical sleeve gastrectomy, or gastric sleeve, can be your weight loss solution after years of struggling with obesity. Thousands of patients have successfully lost weight and kept it off after vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Making the right decisions can help you make the most out of this life-changing experience. The Big Book on the Gastric Sleeve: Everything You Need to Lose Weight and Live Well with the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy! provides the information and tips you need to make the most out of this chance to overcome obesity forever. How does the gastric sleeve work? Is the vertical sleeve gastrectomy your best option? Who will your surgeon be? What will your diet be like? How can you reduce complications and side effects? This indispensible book answers these questions and more with straightforward and complete explanations. The authors, a successful weight loss surgery patient and a nutritionist specializing in weight loss speak to those considering weight loss surgery, current gastric sleeve patients and their supporters. Learn about: Expected weight loss after vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) Choosing a surgeon and paying for surgery Safely preparing for and recovering from surgery Avoiding mistakes that can slow weight loss and harm your health The VSG diet for weight loss: what, when and how much to eat Health benefits and risks of the sleeve Embracing life as a sleeve patient This complete guide covers the entire VSG journey - don't miss out on critical information that can get you the weight loss that you want and deserve! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pam Dougherty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028371/bk_acx0_028371_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Once, Jayachand toiled in the vertical farms of India. Now, he finds himself searching for a lost data cache in the forbidding Amazon rainforest. Can he stay one step ahead of a shadowy corporation whose interests may not be what they seem? This story was first published in METAtropolis: Green Space, the third entry in Audible's original series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sanjiv Jhaveri. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017128/bk_adbl_017128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note: This is a summary of the book and not the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary: Overview of the entire book Introduction to the important people in the book Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book Key Takeaways of the book A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary: Chapter 1 Progress is the goal of the future. Horizontal and vertical are the two kinds of progress. Horizontal progress means more of what is currently working. Another word for horizontal progress is globalization, the act of taking a product and integrating it world wide. Vertical progress comes from doing new things that have not been done before. Technology, the new and better way of doing something, is another word for vertical progress. In terms of the world's future, technology matters more than globalization. New technology generally comes from startups. These small groups of people with a mission have improved the world one new idea at a time. Big organizations are bureaucracies that move too slowly. Individuals alone cannot develop new ideas. New thinking is a new company's strongest characteristic. Chapter 2 When a person can recognize a popular belief that is delusional, that person can find the truth that few believe behind it. Traditional beliefs are seen as wrong only in retrospect. Although the 1990s are remembered as being a prosperous decade, they were actually a time when the old economy could not withstand the challenges of globalization. The Internet boom and bust at the end of the decade was intense but lasted only 18 months. The most successful companies had what seemed to be an anti-business model where they lost money as they got larger. This is why the mania could not be sustained. At this time, globalization replaced technology as the best hope for the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason P. Hilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025703/bk_acx0_025703_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is the fascinating story of the Edison Phonograph Company and its "Hill and Dale" vertical recording process, illustrated by musical examples from vintage recordings of legendary jazz band, The California Ramblers (which included famed trumpeter Red Nichols and other jazz greats)! This is the behind-the-scenes story of the invention, development and commercial promotion of the phonograph by Thomas Alva Edison, the "Genius of Menlo Park." When tinfoil recording cylinders were replaced by flat disks, Edison pioneered a unique "vertical" recording process that produced a fidelity unmatched in its day. Unfortunately, manufacturing costs rendered it impractical and by the 1920's nearly all other companies were successfully using a different process. Edison's stubborn insistence on sticking with "verticals" nearly to the end eventually put the company out of business. Nevertheless, historians and critics agree that the Edison phonograph and disks provided the listener with the finest acoustic sound recordings of their time.Listen to the story of this forgotten moment in recording and Jazz history as told by audiophile Bill Mills and demonstrated by five carefully selected examples, from the Audio Archive, of Edison's unique process. These ultra-rare recordings open a window on the birth of Jazz as captured during its formative years and feature great arrangements with exciting improvised solos performed by a band of the hottest musicians of the era, The California Ramblers. Compare their performances of "Keep Smiling At Trouble," "Clementine," "The Stockholm Stomp," "Along Came Sweetness," and their sweetly suggestive version of "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" to the quality of other early Jazz recordings and you will understand why Edison championed his process to the bitter end! If you love history or Jazz or just a good audiobook, here is a must have chronicle of a genius inventor, a past generation and a lost technology, researche 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Mills. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rebb/000011/bk_rebb_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the valley was nothing less than an enclosed paradise of amazing fertility, in which the vertical difference of a few thousand feet spanned the whole gulf between temperate and tropical - James Hilton, Lost Horizon (1933) In 1933, British author James Hilton introduced the world to a new destination for journeys of the imagination: the hidden valley of Shangri-La. In doing so, Hilton built upon pre-existing fantasies, stereotypes and archetypes, many of which were centuries old, but Hilton also created something new in the form of a vision which captured the imagination of his contemporaries and has remained ever since. In Hilton's novel, Lost Horizon, Shangri-La is a valley high in the north of the Himalayas where a monastery (more accurately, a "lamasery," as the inhabitants were lamas not monks) dedicated to peace and study exists. The precipitously steep valley is also home to a rich variety of flora, and its inhabitants are renowned for their longevity. The Western myth of Shangri-La is part and parcel of a long-term fascination with Tibet, which even today is still seen as a land of mystery, ancient wisdom and spiritual purity on the roof of the world, all of which stands in contrast to the Western world. Even when Lost Horizon was published in 1933, Shangri-La was inseparable from the anxieties of its Western audiences, particularly given the damage done by World War I and the looming World War II. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phillip J Mather. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035970/bk_acx0_035970_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Before Jurassic Park, there was The Lost World. This classic terror/adventure novel has set the standard for today’s popular entertainment as followed by Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg. Featuring the bold Professor Challenger, a character many critics consider one of the most finely drawn in science fiction, The Lost World is the account of a scientific expedition by four highspirited Englishmen - two scientists, a biggame hunter, and a journalist - deep into the Amazon jungle. In this region, cut off from the outside world by unscalable vertical cliffs and fetid swamps, they encounter a world where dinosaurs roam free and natives fight a murderous war with their fierce neighbors, the apemen. Trapped on the isolated plateau with only hunting rifles as protection the four must use savvy and intellect to escape from this primeval terror. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) was born of Irish parentage in Scotland. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, but he also had a passion for storytelling. His first book introduced that prototype of the modern detective in fiction, Sherlock Holmes. Despite the immense popularity Holmes gained throughout the world, Doyle was not overly fond of the character and preferred to write other stories. Eventually popular demand won out and he continued to satisfy readers with the adventures of the legendary sleuth. He also wrote historical romances and made two essays into pseudoscientific fantasy: The Lost World and The Poison Belt. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004761/bk_blak_004761_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hidden away in foggy, uncharted rain forest valleys in Northern California are the largest and tallest organisms the world has ever sustained: the coast redwood trees, Sequoia sempervirens. The biggest redwoods are over 1,000 years old, rising more than 35 stories in what's left of the once-vast, ancient redwood forest. Believed to be impossible to ascend, these majestic giants have remained unexplored until recently, when a tiny group of daring botanists and amateur naturalists discovered a lost, dangerous, and hauntingly beautiful world high above California. In The Wild Trees, Richard Preston unfolds the spellbinding story of these young voyagers, who risk everything to explore the redwood canopy, where the massive trees form flying buttresses and cathedral-like structures in the air. They find a vertical Eden of hanging gardens and rare creatures, an untouched paradise where it's possible to stretch hammocks between tree branches and make love 300 feet in the air. But as they move through the treetops suspended on ropes, far out of sight of the ground, these young adventurers know that the smallest mistake can result in a plunge to one's death. Preston mastered the techniques of tall-tree climbing to recount the discovery of this amazing world. This is a grand adventure, by turns terrifying, moving, and fascinating, from a master of nonfiction narrative. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Preston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000889/bk_sans_000889_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin Audio presents The Push by Tommy Caldwell, read by Johnathan McClain. A dramatic, inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite's El Capitan. On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history Yosemite's nearly vertical 3,000 foot Dawn Wall, after 19 days on the route. Caldwell's odds-defying feat was the culmination of an entire lifetime of pushing himself to his limits as an athlete. This engrossing memoir chronicles the journey of a boy with a fanatical mountain-guide father who was determined to instill toughness in his son to a teen whose obsessive nature drove him to the top of the sport-climbing circuit. Caldwell's affinity for adventure then led him to the vertigo-inducing and little understood world of big wall free climbing. But his evolution as a climber was not without challenges: in his early 20s, he was held hostage by militants in a harrowing ordeal in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Soon after, he lost his left index finger in an accident. Later his wife and main climbing partner left him. Caldwell emerged from these hardships with a renewed sense of purpose and determination. He set his sights on free climbing El Capitan's biggest, steepest, blankest face: the Dawn Wall. This epic assault took more than seven years, during which time Caldwell redefined the sport, found love again and became a father. The Push is an arresting story of focus, drive, motivation, endurance, and transformation, a book that will appeal to anyone. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnathan McClain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001652/bk_pauk_001652_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.