Sport & Recreation (194)

Megan Boyd : The Story of a Salmon Flydresser

ISBN: 9781910723241

Author: Derek Mills & Jimmy Younger    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Megan Boyd is considered to be one of the world's finest salmon fly tyers and she is the subject of the US film 'Kiss the Water'. She was born in 1915, and was ...


Megan Boyd is considered to be one of the world's finest salmon fly tyers and she is the subject of the US film 'Kiss the Water'. She was born in 1915, and was bought up in the Highlands of Scotland where her father was a bailiff on the River Brora. She began taking flytying lessons at the age of twelve and soon gained a reputation for tying beautiful feather-wing flies which were extra-ordinarily durable and lasted many seasons. In 1935, at the age of twenty, Megan left home and moved into a small cottage near Brora where she lived without electricity or running water until the 1980s. Visiting anglers from all over the world who came to fish the Highland rivers for salmon would stop by her cottage to watch her tie flies and place orders.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2016


$59.99
BMW

ISBN: 9783848008834

Author: Hartmut Lehbrink    Publisher: h f Ullmann

For 100 years, BMW's blue and white propeller logo has been associated with top-technology, sophisticated design, comfort and reliability. BMW cars give you win...


For 100 years, BMW's blue and white propeller logo has been associated with top-technology, sophisticated design, comfort and reliability. BMW cars give you wings, not so surprisingly, as the company was established in March 1916 as an aircraft engine manufacturer. Its reputation of constant innovation and timeless elegance has conquered generations of drivers around the globe. In this jubilee edition, car photographer Rainer W. Schlegelmich pays tribute to the tradition of excellency that made BMW's brand stand out among the world's great carmakers. All car models, presented in chronological order, are beautifully photographed and described, from the early and legendary models such as the pre-war 328, the 507 from the 1950s, or the M1 of the 1970s through to the brand-new releases and prototypes. This book invites for a fascinating tour of BMW's unique car style. It will ravish car collectors and BMW fans alike. Includes the following new models: BMW i3 (I01) BMW i8 (I12) BMW 2 Active Tourer (F45) BMW 3 GT (F34) BMW 4 Gran Coupe (F36) BMW X4 (F26) BMW X5M (F85) BMW X6M (F86)


Bind: hardback


Pages: 464


Dimensions: 241 x 281 mm


$75.00
The World's Most Famous Marathons

ISBN: 9783848008315

Author: Enrico Aiello    Publisher: h f Ullmann

This book is a marvelous guide to 30 of the world's most famous or truly fascinating marathons. Sorted by month, you find the important venues in America, Europ...


This book is a marvelous guide to 30 of the world's most famous or truly fascinating marathons. Sorted by month, you find the important venues in America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, from classics such as the New York City Marathon to the extraordinary courses like the Run Iceland in Iceland or the Two Oceans Marathon in South Africa. This lavishly illustrated volume provides the maps of all routes with their breathtaking views and architectural highlights as well as background information and valuable advice on what to eat and which clothes to wear for the event. In addition, one also fi nds travel tips and sightseeing locations in the area to enjoy once the marathon is over. With its wealth of substantial information and its gorgeous layout, this book is an outstanding gift for passionate runners, marathon fans, and those who aspire to become such.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 182 x 250 mm


$39.99
Kobe Bryant : Laker for Life

ISBN: 9781629373409

Author: The Los Angeles Daily News    Publisher: Triumph Books

After 20 unforgettable years in the NBA, Kobe Bryant is calling it a career. All he’s done in those two decades is establish himself as one of the best to eve...


After 20 unforgettable years in the NBA, Kobe Bryant is calling it a career. All he’s done in those two decades is establish himself as one of the best to ever play the game, arguably the greatest Laker ever and the most popular athlete in the history of Los Angeles sports. The Black Mamba’s path to iconic status started quietly as the 13th pick of the 1996 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets but with a draft day trade to the legendary Lakers, the rest is resounding history. Kobe’s credentials are impeccable with five NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVPs, one NBA regular season MVP, 18 All-Star game appearances and countless other accolades to his name. Kobe Bryant: Laker for Life is the ultimate tribute to the Lakers superstar as he concludes his legendary career, covering 20 years of hardwood genius. Including nearly 100 full-color photographs, fans are provided a glimpse into the early days of Kobe’s career, bursting onto the NBA scene winning the Slam Dunk Contest to his individual brilliance and NBA titles with the Lakers to his celebratory swan song through the league during his final season. A must-have keepsake for Lakers fans and Kobe aficionados alike, Kobe Bryant is the perfect commemoration of a Los Angeles icon and Laker for Life.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2016


$36.00
Only Two For Everest

ISBN: 9781927322406

Author: Lyn McKinnon    Publisher: Otago University Press

The First New Zealand Himalayan Expedition, in 1951, was initiated by Earle Riddiford, who with Ed Cotter and Pasang Dawa Lama made the first ascent of Mukut Pa...


The First New Zealand Himalayan Expedition, in 1951, was initiated by Earle Riddiford, who with Ed Cotter and Pasang Dawa Lama made the first ascent of Mukut Parbat, their target peak in the Garhwal Himalaya. Accompanying them on that expedition, though not to that summit, were two other New Zealand climbers, Edmund Hillary and George Lowe. Hearing of the success on Mukut Parbat, the New Zealand Alpine Club suggested to the Alpine Club in London that acclimatised New Zealanders would be a valuable asset on the forthcoming 1951 British Reconnaissance of Mt Everest, to be led by Eric Shipton. This resulted in an invitation for two New Zealanders to join the party: thrilling news the four climbers received while they were ensconced in the hill-country village of Ranikhet. A day and a half of bitter dispute rent the party asunder. Which two should go to Everest? In this enthralling narrative, journalist Lyn McKinnon tells the stories of Earle Riddiford and Ed Cotter, two extraordinary New Zealanders whose climbing achievements were forever eclipsed by the exploits of others. She draws on private papers as well as published work, and extensively interviews Cotter himself, and the families of both men, as well as many other contemporary climbers, to set the record straight.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 21-10-2016


$49.95
Casino Conquest

ISBN: 9781600787089

Author: Frank Scoblete    Publisher: Triumph Books

The inside scoop on breaking the bank Penned by a reputable authority on casinos, this guide provides the tools of the trade in order to perform a successful cl...


The inside scoop on breaking the bank Penned by a reputable authority on casinos, this guide provides the tools of the trade in order to perform a successful climb to the top of the gaming mountain. A step-by-step instructional approach is presented, going beyond the standard handbooks on blackjack, craps, and slots to include tips and tricks on baccarat, roulette, and more. A must-have for both casual and professional gamblers throughout the nation, this invaluable companion is guaranteed to provide the winning edge to beat the house.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 308


Dimensions: 155 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2012


$39.99
The Big Brother Book

ISBN: 9781584236030

Author: Sean Cliver    Publisher: Gingko Press

No other magazine pushed the boundaries of skateboarding and pop culture like Big Brother, the raunchiest, rowdiest magazine to come out of the 1990s. Constantl...


No other magazine pushed the boundaries of skateboarding and pop culture like Big Brother, the raunchiest, rowdiest magazine to come out of the 1990s. Constantly at the center of much-deserved controversy, the rag has been decried as pornography, bought and unexpectedly dropped by Larry Flynt of the Hustler empire, and credited as the genesis of the Jackass universe; it was also the champion of unknown skaters and featured some of today’s biggest names in skate culture when they were just children. Now author Sean Cliver puts a bow on the publication with The Big Brother Book, a collection of covers and spreads from every issue of the notorious publication. Featuring high-quality scans of the magazine itself — no production or layout files remain in existence — with just enough text to explain what’s going on and choice quotes from each issue, this book makes it easy as well as fun to stoop to Big Brother’s level. The Big Brother Book contains adult content and is recommended for ages 18 and up.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 304 x 304 mm


Publication Date: 14-03-2016


$69.99
The Chopper

ISBN: 9783899555240

Publisher: Gestalten

Whether you collect custom motorcycles or want to throw rocks at those biker freaks who leave you deaf as they zoom by, you need to know the story of the choppe...


Whether you collect custom motorcycles or want to throw rocks at those biker freaks who leave you deaf as they zoom by, you need to know the story of the chopper. Because the story of the chopper is the story of popular culture. The Great Depression, 1960s youth culture, folk art, the conservative press, old-school revivals—the chopper plays a part in all of these. In this book, leading motorcycle journalist and vintage motorcycle expert Paul d’Orléans tells the chopper’s true story, from its origins to its renaissance today. With its well-informed texts and showcase of historical and contemporary photographs, it finally gives the chopper the respectful attention it deserves.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 245 x 330 mm


$150.00 $70.00
Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

ISBN: 9783899555677

Publisher: Gestalten

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! reveals the undeniable icons of the classic car scene. As lovers of exclusive limited series, record-making vehicles, and legenda...


Gentlemen, Start Your Engines! reveals the undeniable icons of the classic car scene. As lovers of exclusive limited series, record-making vehicles, and legendary races themselves, Jared Zaugg and the team at Bonhams went all out in their efforts to collect the best of the best in this publication—and it shows. Every page gives the reader a sense of the intensity of true automobile culture. Large-format images showcase sleek shapes and tactile vintage interiors in loving detail. The book features a selection of models that go far beyond mere technical stats and gleaming chrome. Rather, they all offer something far more valuable: compelling stories. These include the rare and uniquely configured Lamborghini Miura SV Coupe purchased by rock star Rod Stewart. Or the Bugatti Type 57S Atalante Coupe from 1937 that, after the owner’s death, was rediscovered by his family sitting exactly as he left it nearly a half-century earlier. All the big names are included, but the focus is on what can be found behind the logos and the polished surfaces.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 300 x 270 mm


$150.00
Commando Dad: Mission Adventure

ISBN: 9781849538848

Author: Neil Sinclair    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Rally the troops - it's time for adventure! Ex-Commando and dad of three Neil Sinclair follows his best-selling parenting manual Commando Dad: Basic Training wi...


Rally the troops - it's time for adventure! Ex-Commando and dad of three Neil Sinclair follows his best-selling parenting manual Commando Dad: Basic Training with this guide bursting with ideas for getting active with your kids. This fully illustrated field manual is packed with dozens of missions for you and your troops to enjoy - from creative projects at home in Base Camp, to full-blown outdoor adventures, all with expert advice and carefully drafted mission briefs to make sure you get the most out of your time together. Discover the tried and tested Commando Dad approach to parenting and teach your young troopers to be the best they can be!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 210 x 248 mm


Publication Date: 11-07-2016


$29.99
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