Dottir

Author: Katrin Davidsdottir,Rory McKernan

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250142652

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7810


This is a memoir by two-time CrossFit Games champion, Katrin Davidsdottir. Dottir is two-time consecutive CrossFit Games Champion Katrin Davidsdottir's inspiring and poignant memoir. As one of only three women in history to have won the title of “Fittest Woman on Earth” twice, Davidsdottir knows all about the importance of mental and physical strength. She won the title in 2015, backing it up with a second win in 2016, after starting CrossFit in just 2011. A gymnast as a youth, Davidsdottir wanted to try new challenges and found a love of CrossFit. But it hasn't been a smooth rise to the top. In 2014, just one year before taking home the gold, she didn't qualify for the Games. She used that loss as motivation and fuel for training harder and smarter for the 2015 Games. She pushed herself and refocused her mental game. Her hard work and perseverance paid off with her return to the Games and subsequent victories in 2015 and 2016. In Dottir, Davidsdottir shares her journey with readers. She details her focus on training, goal setting, nutrition, and mental toughness.

Belling a Cat

Author: Stella Whitelaw

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329050770

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8555


Tessa is a wild and feisty thirteen year old with a passion for animals. She lives outside Lerwick on the Shetlands. Her mother, runs the Bear Garden, a sanctuary for abandoned and injured animals. But Tessa is appalled by her mother’s friendship with Nick, the young gypsy veterinary student who helps out at the Bear Garden. Her father, a famous wildlife film maker, is currently somewhere in Ecuador. He has no time to write, little time to phone. Tessa discovers that she can talk to a pregnant feral that she calls Svass. It’s a wonderful secret. The cat is hiding in the rocks under an old boat down on the small harbour. Tessa talks in English but the cat talks in old Norse, the ancient language of the Shetlands. They seem to understand each other. The care and rescue of this feral dominates Tessa’s life. Many challenges await. Can Tessa manage the impossible - to bell a cat? (Author’s note: 'Belling A Cat' is a proverb which means trying to achieve something virtually impossible.)

Norges Gamle Love Indtil 1387

Author: Norway,R. Keyser

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 542

View: 5558


This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Revelations of St Birgitta

Author: Jonathan Adams

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004304665

Category: History

Page: 641

View: 5427


Jonathan Adams offers a detailed analysis of Swedish National Archives manuscript E 8902 and its contents as well as a new edition of this puzzling text.

Sagas of Imagination: A Medieval Icelandic Reader

Author: Ben Waggoner

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1941136176

Category:

Page: 478

View: 3078


The Norse men and women who sailed to Iceland brought stories with them-stories of their lives and their ancestors, passed down for centuries, going back in time to great Vikings, legendary heroes, and even the ancient gods and goddesses. A new wave of stories entered with Christianity-stories of exotic lands and beasts, of saints and holy men facing demons and monsters. A third wave of stories came to Iceland via Norway, whose king had commissioned translations of tales of chivalry-of the courtly love of gallant knights and beautiful ladies. And all of these blended together in Iceland, creating swashbuckling sagas unlike any other medieval literature. This book presents eleven sagas and six shorter texts tracing the growth of these sagas of adventure, from Norse legends of King Half and Asmund Champion's Bane, to the life of the Apostle Bartholomew, to tales of Parceval and King Arthur, to the sagas of heroes like Vilmund the Outsider and Yngvar the Far-Traveler and Samson the Fair.

An Early Norse Reader

Author: G. N. Garmonsway

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107601363

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 163

View: 6252


This 1928 book was intended to serve as an introduction to the study of early Norse literature in the original language. The texts were chosen to present a varied picture of the life, activities and interests of the Scandinavian peoples during the Viking Age, the period of their maritime expansion.

Icelandic Sagas and Other Historical Documents Relating to the Settlements and Descents of the Northmen of the British Isles

Author: Gudbrand Vigfusson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108052460

Category: History

Page: 536

View: 9903


This four-volume set of Icelandic sagas with English translations was prepared between 1887 and 1894 by the celebrated Icelandic scholar Gudbrand Vigfusson (1827-89) and the foremost translator of the day, Sir George Webbe Dasent (1817-96). It includes Orkneyinga saga, a history of the jarls of Orkney from the late ninth century to about 1200, composed in Iceland around 1230 but preserved complete only in the fourteenth-century Flateyjarbók; and Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar, the life of the king of Norway from 1217 to 1263 and the principal source for Norwegian history over this period, in which Hákon's reign put an end to a long civil war. It was written soon after his death by the Icelandic chieftain and historian Sturla Þórðarson at the instigation of the king's son. Volume 1 contains Vigfusson's edition of Orkneyinga saga and two variants of Magnúss saga, the life of St Magnus of Orkney.