Sport & Recreation (188)

The Bud Collins History of Tennis

ISBN: 9781937559380

Author: Bud Collins    Publisher: New Chapter Press,U.S.

Compiled by the world’s foremost tennis historian and journalist, this book is the ultimate collection of historical tennis information, including year-by-yea...


Compiled by the world’s foremost tennis historian and journalist, this book is the ultimate collection of historical tennis information, including year-by-year recaps of every tennis season and biographical sketches of every major tennis personality, as well as stats, records, and championship rolls for all of the major events. This third edition is updated with the latest history-making records and covers the recent achievements of a galaxy of stars—including Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Serena Williams—without forgetting the contributions of some of the foundational names in the sport, such as Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, and Andre Agassi. Collins highlights his own personal relationships with the sport’s biggest names, offering insights into the world of professional tennis that can’t be found anywhere else.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 900


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 14-11-2016


$85.00
The Ride

ISBN: 9783899554915

Publisher: Gestalten

The motorcycle is back! Similar to the fresh contemporary scene that has established itself around bicycles in the last few years, the motorcycle is currently u...


The motorcycle is back! Similar to the fresh contemporary scene that has established itself around bicycles in the last few years, the motorcycle is currently undergoing an aesthetic rebirth. A young subculture worldwide is discovering the motorcycle as an expression of its personality and creativity. The Ride explores motorcycle riding as it is meant to be: as a means of getting around with attitude, as an extension of one’s own body, as an expression of personal freedom, but also as a significant challenge to technical expertise, craftsmanship, physics, discipline, and driving skill.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 300 x 270 mm


$150.00
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
The Ride 2nd Gear

ISBN: 9783899556360

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.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 300 x 270 mm


$150.00
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
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