Sport & Recreation (185)

Sports Scandals

ISBN: 9781849539111

Author: Norman Ferguson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Sport can bring out the best in us...and the worst. The high-pressure world of competitive sport has been shaken over the years by a series of major scandals. I...


Sport can bring out the best in us...and the worst. The high-pressure world of competitive sport has been shaken over the years by a series of major scandals. Involving drugs, sex, violence, money or pure and simple cheating, these incidents have ruined reputations, fuelled suspicions and shocked loyal supporters. Highlighting some of the most memorable cases from around the world, Norman Ferguson explores both recent and historic instances of dishonesty, betrayal and outrageous unsporting behaviour. Over 35 scandals, including: * How cancer-survivor Lance Armstrong deceived his fans and cheated his way to seven Tour de France victories * The World Cup bidding processes that brought the FBI to FIFA's door * Figure skater Tonya Harding's sinister plot to break the leg of her rival, Nancy Kerrigan.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2016


$27.99
Surf Odyssey

ISBN: 9783899556537

Author: Andrew Groves    Publisher: Gestalten

There's much more to surfing than palm trees and beach boy cliches. People surf not only in Hawaii, but also in Norway, South Korea, and India. Surf Odyssey is ...


There's much more to surfing than palm trees and beach boy cliches. People surf not only in Hawaii, but also in Norway, South Korea, and India. Surf Odyssey is a book about the world of surfing today and those that live in it. This community is made up of the surfers themselves as well as surf photographers and board builders who are also spreading its distinctive spirit into other creative fields. Comparable to the new outdoor movement, today's surfing is about an attitude toward life, a lust for adventure, and a love of nature that one can only find far away from established spots. Surf Odyssey presents this scene's places, people, stories, and brands. Its stunning photography is sure to inspire many further surfing exploits.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2016


$120.00
The Drive

ISBN: 9783899556513

Authors: Maximilian Funk, Robert Klanten    Publisher: Gestalten

From early hot rods and lowriders to modern tuning: this book presents a huge variety of unique cars from around the world. Automobiles have been tuned, restore...


From early hot rods and lowriders to modern tuning: this book presents a huge variety of unique cars from around the world. Automobiles have been tuned, restored, and rebuilt for years, but -whether made for leisurely cruising or peak performance - today's custom machines are more interesting than ever before. After exploring custom motorcycles in The Ride and The Ride 2nd Gear, it's high time to focus on the four-wheeled scene. The Drive showcases the diversity and reach of this custom movement. Each car is utterly unique; each builder a true personality. Passion and craft meet in their workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia. The resulting vehicles -and this book - are for anyone for whom a car is so much more than just a way to get around.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 300 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2016


$150.00
Your Pace or Mine?

ISBN: 9781849538275

Author: Lisa Jackson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

From the co-author of the best-selling beginners’ running book, Running Made Easy, with a foreword by internationally renowned running legend Kathrine Switzer...


From the co-author of the best-selling beginners’ running book, Running Made Easy, with a foreword by internationally renowned running legend Kathrine Switzer. Lisa Jackson is a surprising cheerleader for the joys of running: truth be told, she’s not just a little bit slow, but often ‘last person across the finish line’ slow. But that hasn’t stopped former fitness-phobe Lisa from becoming a marathon runner at 31 and, more astonishingly, an ultrarunner at 41 – even if she’s come last in 17 of 85 marathons and plodded through two 56-mile ultramarathons. This is Lisa’s story, but it’s also the story of the extraordinary people she has met along the way – tutu-clad fun-runners, world record breakers, 250-mile ultrarunners, octogenarians and blind runners – whose tales of love, loss and laughter are sure to inspire you. Your Pace or Mine? is for all runners, from nervous novices right up to seasoned marathoners. It’s for anyone who longs to feel the wonderful sense of connection and achievement running has to offer. Lisa’s message is that running really isn’t about the time you do, but the time you have!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 10-03-2016


$29.99
The Complete Muhammad Ali

ISBN: 9781771860406

Author: Ishmael Reed    Publisher: Baraka Books

Including material and photographs not included in most of the 100 other books about the champion, Ishmael Reed' The Complete Muhammad Ali is more than just a b...


Including material and photographs not included in most of the 100 other books about the champion, Ishmael Reed' The Complete Muhammad Ali is more than just a biography - it is a fascinating portrait of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st. An honest, balanced portrayal of Ali, the book includes voices that have been omitted from other books. It charts Ali's evolution from Black Nationalism to a universalism, but does not discount the Nation of Islam and Black Nationalism's important influence on his intellectual development. Filipino American author Emil Guillermo speaks about how The Thrilla In Manila brought the Philippines into the 20th century. Fans of Muhammad Ali, boxing fans, and those interested in modern African American history and the Nation of Islam will be fascinated by this biography by an accomplished American author.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 427


Dimensions: 155 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2015


$59.99
Run Yourself Fit

ISBN: 9781849537995

Author: Christina Macdonald    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The way to a healthy heart is through running! With the latest tips and tricks, workouts, mental training and dietary advice, this book is the perfect starting ...


The way to a healthy heart is through running! With the latest tips and tricks, workouts, mental training and dietary advice, this book is the perfect starting point to running yourself fit!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 125 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2016


$22.99
The Magic Mat and its little secret (with DVD)

ISBN: 9780473325428

Author: Carmen Clews    Publisher: Carmen Clews

Hop on board the Magic Mat and cover yourself completely with magic! Discover your higher self; learn to feel love, compassion and gratitude. It's time to share...


Hop on board the Magic Mat and cover yourself completely with magic! Discover your higher self; learn to feel love, compassion and gratitude. It's time to share in an incredible secret and to find ultimate happiness for the rest of your life. Learn confidence from a growling leopard, feel as free as a butterfly and you too can be as happy as a jumping monkey! Fun physical stretching and relaxation techniques for 5 to 12 year olds.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 44


Dimensions: 212 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 16-11-2015


$25.00
Master Dressage

ISBN: 9781910016084

Author: Peter Dove    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Approaching dressage from a newcomer’s perspective can be a little daunting. There seems to be so much to learn, so much to understand and some confusion sur...


Approaching dressage from a newcomer’s perspective can be a little daunting. There seems to be so much to learn, so much to understand and some confusion surrounding what judges are looking for in tests. Even experienced riders find it difficult to break out of the 65–70% range in their test marks. Using the steps of Accuracy, Fluidity, Understanding, Practice and Review this book gives readers a clear framework on which they can build confidence in their approach to dressage training and test riding. These steps reveal where readers could be losing valuable marks and arms them with the understanding needed to achieve much higher scores. Published privately, the first edition of this book was a great success, garnering over five-star reviews and being placed in the top best-selling books on Amazon. Its popularity owed much to the ‘easy to understand language’, the clear diagrams and photographs and the overall philosophy of communication, empathy and skill development. These aspects are all retained in this revised edition, which has been expanded to include chapters on groundwork, and rider fitness. After reading this book you will be able to have a better relationship with your horse, ride more beautiful tests and get higher marks. 'Read this book to help you understand and develop the skills that good trainers often take for granted. Students and teachers all benefit when these are made explicit, giving a road map that can take us from point A to point B. This is a journey of increasing skills and scores, designed to bring more satisfaction to your riding.’ – From the Foreword by Mary Wanless BHSI BSc


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2015


$49.99
The Pony Club Guide to Caring for a Horse or Pony

ISBN: 9781907279249

Author: Carolyn Henderson    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Caring for a Horse or Pony is the new name for one of The Pony Club’s longest-lasting and most popular publications – Keeping a Pony at Grass – which was ...


Caring for a Horse or Pony is the new name for one of The Pony Club’s longest-lasting and most popular publications – Keeping a Pony at Grass – which was first published over fifty years ago. Revised and rewritten to combine the latest latest research with tried and tested approaches, the new name also reflects how much has changed in the equestrian world since the first edition. Looking after a horse or pony is hugely rewarding. It’s also a great responsibility, as he depends on us to safeguard his health, safety and general well being. If one is a first-time owner or carer, one may feel daunted at how much there is to learn, but everyone has to take that first step. As one progresses, one’ll find that we never stop learning and that always wanting to find out more is part of the fascination of caring for horses. If one is an experienced owner, it’s always good to review the way one does things.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 109


Dimensions: 157 x 236 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2015


$24.99
The Rugby Union Quiz Book

ISBN: 9781784611170

Author: Matthew Jones    Publisher: Y Lolfa

Rugby Union attracts supporters across the world to a sport that is technical, tough and skilful. The game's history is littered with competitive rivalries, out...


Rugby Union attracts supporters across the world to a sport that is technical, tough and skilful. The game's history is littered with competitive rivalries, outstanding matches and players that have become household names. Here's a chance for fans of the game to test their memory and recollect a famous result or outstanding moment. This book contains questions that will stretch the recollections of the most hardened trivia buff, but also has some easier challenges to make sure it's fun for every type of enthusiast.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Publication Date: 17-08-2015


$17.99
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