Sport & Recreation (173)

Skate Like A Girl

ISBN: 9783791387079

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This incredible photographic celebration of inspirational female skaters from all over the globe will appeal to skate fans of every age. In ever-increasing numb...


This incredible photographic celebration of inspirational female skaters from all over the globe will appeal to skate fans of every age. In ever-increasing numbers, girls and women are gathering at skate parks and competing in skateboarding events on nearly every continent. Filled with stunning full-color photographs of 33 remarkable female skaters in action, this book pays homage to the incredible range of styles, ethnicities, and ages that make up a rapidly growing community. There’s Emily Pross, one of the top downhill skaters in the world, who is known as the “fastest woman on four wheels,” Lucy Osinski and Danielle Francine, cofounders of GRLSWIRL, a grassroots all-female skate community, and Nyimas Bunga Cinta, the youngest ever medalist at age 12 in the Asian Games in women’s street. There are skate coaches, longboard dancers, skate filmmakers, and skateboard makers. You’ll meet skaters who are moms, artists, models, surfers, and architects. What they all have in common is that skating is their way of life. Each profile offers its subject’s own words of wisdom about going after your dreams, falling hard, and getting right back up. The book also includes pages of practical information on everything from skateboarding organizations that champion women, to crews, schools, and camps for girls all over the world. Filled with empowering images and inspiring words, this book will encourage girls and women of every age to get on a board and shred!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 08-09-2020


$89.99
How to Look Cool Whilst Learning Polo

ISBN: 9781846892431

Author: Steve Thompson    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

How to Look Cool Whilst Learning Polo takes a very modern approach to the traditional game of polo. The author, Steve Thompson, is a veteran polo instructor and...


How to Look Cool Whilst Learning Polo takes a very modern approach to the traditional game of polo. The author, Steve Thompson, is a veteran polo instructor and professional player with over twenty years of teaching experience across the globe. This book is a culmination of his teaching and playing experience over two decades in the sport. More than just a technical ‘how-to’ guide, it provides everything you need to go from zero to hero on the polo field, and more importantly — make sure you look cool whilst doing it! Followed correctly, this book can save a lot of pain, frustration and a significant amount of cash by teaching an aspiring player how to function correctly from the very start. Becoming a polo player is just like building a house: only when there is a true and solid foundation can you begin to layer the storeys on top. Definitive guide to learning polo Highly entertaining and immensely informative Strips away the intimidation of polo and replaces with light-hearted fun, and all in a factual, technical approach Designed to take the complete beginner to polo through all the stages necessary to become an effective team player Written by Steve Thompson, veteran polo instructor and professional player THE AUTHOR Steve Thompson passion for horses began before polo, in the eventing world and many of his teaching theories stem from that. Horses and polo are his vocation and his career began training polo ponies. The author is now a veteran polo instructor and professional player with over twenty years of teaching experience worldwide.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 300


Dimensions: 228 x 300 x 12 mm


$59.99
Unlimited Overs

ISBN: 9781846892929

Author: Roger Morgan-Grenville    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

As Roger Morgan-Grenville prepares for a new season with the White Hunter Cricket Club, he is starting to feel his age, so he embarks on a secret plan of coachi...


As Roger Morgan-Grenville prepares for a new season with the White Hunter Cricket Club, he is starting to feel his age, so he embarks on a secret plan of coaching, yoga and psychology to improve his game. Will he emerge as a sporting demi-god, or will his team-mates even notice the difference? This is the humorous and heartwarming story of that cricket season, as the White Hunters go from disaster to triumph. It is a tale of competitiveness, suspense, excellence, hospitality and incompetence, such as the missing fielder found asleep in the woods and the two opening bowlers whose MG Roadster breaks down on the way to the game. From the Castle Ground at Arundel to a field next to a nudist camp in France, players such as the Tree Hugger, the Gun Runner, and their wicket-keeper, the Human Sieve, share the dream that this might be their day. Above all, it is the uplifting story of friendship among a team of not-very-good players who find enough moments of near brilliance to remind them why they love the game of cricket.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2019


$38.99
The Couch Potatos Guide to Getting Fit

ISBN: 9781786857323

Author: Jamie Easton    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Do you feel lumpy, lazy and de-motivated? Would you like to be healthier, but don’t really have the time or aren’t sure where to start? You don’t have to ...


Do you feel lumpy, lazy and de-motivated? Would you like to be healthier, but don’t really have the time or aren’t sure where to start? You don’t have to go straight from the couch to 5k! The Couch Potato’s Guide to Getting Fit will teach you how to incorporate exercise into your daily routine and help you take that tricky first step towards fitness. Stretches you can do while watching TV Easy exercises for around the house Go from couch potato to hot potato! Accessible and easy-to-use, this book will help you make little changes and see big results.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 210 x 140 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2019


$24.99
Mud, Sweat, and Gears

ISBN: 9781849532204

Author: Ellie Bennett    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

As Ellie's fiftieth birthday approaches and her ambitions of a steady income, a successful career and an ascent of Everest seem as far away as ever, she begins ...


As Ellie's fiftieth birthday approaches and her ambitions of a steady income, a successful career and an ascent of Everest seem as far away as ever, she begins to doubt she's capable of achieving anything at all. So when her best friend Mick suggests a gruelling cycle ride from Land's End to John o'Groats, she takes up the challenge. They opt for the scenic route which takes them along cycle paths, towpaths and the back roads and byways of Britain, unable to resist sampling local beers in the pubs they pass along the way. But as the pints start to stack up faster than the miles they're putting under their tyres, Ellie wonders if they'll ever make it to the finishing line...


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 197 x 21 mm


$27.99
Call Of The White

ISBN: 9781849531344

Author: Felicity Aston    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Could you ski to the South Pole? That was the challenge that British Adventurer, Felicity Aston put to women from around the Commonwealth as she set out to crea...


Could you ski to the South Pole? That was the challenge that British Adventurer, Felicity Aston put to women from around the Commonwealth as she set out to create the most international all-female expedition ever to the South Pole. The team would not be experienced explorers but `ordinary' women who wanted inspire others to follow their dreams or make a change for the better in their lives. She received more than 800 applications and embarked on a three-month journey around the world to interview candidates. `What is skiing?' was the question that greeted her in Ghana. At the close of 2009, Felicity led a team from places as diverse as Jamaica, India, Singapore and Cyprus - some of whom had never even seen snow or spent the night in a tent before joining the expedition - on a 900 km skiing trek across the Antarctic, one of the toughest and most notoriously hazardous journeys on the planet. Eighty-mile-an-hour winds ripped through base camp; frostbite and injuries were an everyday occurrence; deadly crevasses emerged from the cracking ice beneath their feet. But they also shared beliefs, ideas, philosophies and laughter, made lasting memories and broke no less than six World Records.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 130 x 198 x 22 mm


$27.99
Two Brains One Aim

ISBN: 9781910016404

Author: Eric Smiley    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Eric Smiley’s aim is to bring together the mind of the rider with the mind of the horse, while highlighting the key component in their synergy: understanding....


Eric Smiley’s aim is to bring together the mind of the rider with the mind of the horse, while highlighting the key component in their synergy: understanding. How that understanding is acquired, retained, and put to use is the key to success. Where does one find leadership within the equine industry? Does riding require an instructor, a trainer, a coach? Can you effectively learn on your own, with just the occasional directive, and still find personal or competitive success? Smiley, renowned clinician and international team coach, intends to fill the gap when it comes to these questions and others, providing a reliable resource and educational companion for the aspiring equestrian. Smiley addresses fundamental topics pertinent to riders, with philosophical discussion and practical exercises applicable to all levels. Along the way he strives to educate readers on being taught, and perhaps, one day, becoming the teachers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 184 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2019


$59.99
The Ride 2nd Gear (Gentleman Edition)

ISBN: 9783899555899

Publisher: Gestalten

Men and motorcycles: a story that has vacillated somewhere between cult and cliché for years. Custom bikes, in particular, have a history that is deeply rooted...


Men and motorcycles: a story that has vacillated somewhere between cult and cliché for years. Custom bikes, in particular, have a history that is deeply rooted in the spirit of freedom and change of the 1960s, as well as man’s primal urge to build something with his own hands—or, in this case, tools. The Ride 2nd Gear is a showcase of the power and beauty of these bikes. The Ride 2nd Gear presents a stunning selection of recent custom motorcycles, as well as the small, local workshops around the globe in which they are built. Hotbeds of creativity and craftsmanship, these workshops are mostly run by single individuals and attract a small yet devoted community of fans and fellow builders. The custom bike community as a whole is united by its passion for the ride—one so strong that it is now attracting a younger generation. Whether alone or in a group of like-minded friends, in a city or in the countryside, just for the weekend or embarking on a long-distance road trip, these drivers are actively sharing and celebrating pure riding pleasure on their own unique motorcycles that are lovingly crafted with time, dedication, and technical expertise. From limited series to one-offs, The Ride 2nd Gear features the brilliant results of this process. Its pages are filled with bikes that offer extraordinary design and driving experiences. In fact, established brands are now acting on trends set by the custom scene whose bikes are often more radical and sophisticated because more attention can be paid to detail and each new idea can be fine-tuned to perfection. Some models shown in The Ride 2nd Gear stem from or are based on classic bobbers and choppers, Italian-style racing machines, plastic Japanese motorcycles, and rare BMWs or Triumphs, which may very well be up to 80 years old. Others are art bikes made for show or futuristic visions inspired by the aesthetics of science fiction, fantasy, or anime. But whether they preserve or radically expand on traditional craftsmanship, these custom machines are more agile, faster, and therefore more fun than anything produced in the past.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 270 x 300 mm


$150.00
Matthew Rees - Reasons 2 Smile

ISBN: 9781784615932

Authors: Matthew Rees, Craig Muncey    Publisher: Y Lolfa

The autobiography of Scarlets, Cardiff Blues, Wales, Lions and Barbarians player Matthew Rees, a key member of the Wales team which achieved a Grand Slam at th...


The autobiography of Scarlets, Cardiff Blues, Wales, Lions and Barbarians player Matthew Rees, a key member of the Wales team which achieved a Grand Slam at the 2008 Six Nations Championship and the most-capped hooker of all time for the Welsh national side. However, top-fl ight rugby is not all there is to Matthew’s story. He found out who his real father was at age 21, and talks frankly about how he dealt with this bombshell and the impact it had on his relationship with his family. Then at 32, at the peak of his rugby career, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Here he reveals what he went through and how the diagnosis and treatment aff ected him. This is not just another rugby biography. Matthew Rees’ cancer diagnosis hit the headlines, and his battle with and eventual full recovery from the disease means that his story has an awful lot more human interest than the tale of your average rugby player. His is an uplifting, inspirational story which even non-rugby fans will enjoy reading, and which could be of real support for those facing similar circumstances.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Publication Date: 19-10-2018


$29.99
Derek and Nigel : Two Heads One Tale

ISBN: 9781784612979

Authors: Nigel Owens, Derek Bevan    Publisher: Y Lolfa

Derek Bevan and Nigel Owens are the only two Welshmen to referee a Rugby World Cup Final and between them, they have officiated in all but one of every Rugby Wo...


Derek Bevan and Nigel Owens are the only two Welshmen to referee a Rugby World Cup Final and between them, they have officiated in all but one of every Rugby World Cup tournament that’s ever been. In this book, they talk about their World Cup experiences, sharing all the warmth and humour of their many stories and anecdotes.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Publication Date: 26-10-2018


$24.99
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