Sport & Recreation (178)

Having A Ball : A cartoon history of New Zealand rugby

ISBN: 9780958232050

Author: Ian F. Grant    Publisher: Cartoon Archive

For over a century rugby has been New Zealand’s national game, an obsession that has helped define a small country and mould its people – Maori and Pakeha H...


For over a century rugby has been New Zealand’s national game, an obsession that has helped define a small country and mould its people – Maori and Pakeha Having a Ball looks at the triumphs and disasters, the amateur code that morphed into the professional era, the game at the local park and internationals in huge arenas, as well as rugby’s effect on the national psyche and the agendas of politicians. It is a story brilliantly told in a short introduction and through the perceptive, telling and funny insights of New Zealand’s leading cartoonists. From earlier generations, there are cartoons by Trevor Lloyd, Sir Gordon Minhinnick, Sid Scales, Neville Colvin, Eric Heath and Nevile Lodge. Today’s award-winning cartoonists include Peter Bromhead, Bob Brockie, Chris Slane, Murray Ball, Murray Webb, Garrick Tremain and Tom Scott. Foreword by David Kirk, captain of the All Black team that won the inaugural World Rugby Cup in 1987. Having a Ball also includes a timeline of important dates in NZ’s rugby history and short profiles of the contributing cartoonists.


Pages: 96


Publication Date: 01-05-2011


$24.95 $9.99
Vintage Guns for the Modern Shot

ISBN: 9781873674901

Author: Diggory Hadoke    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

This book provides practical advice on buying the right gun for restoration. It describes the steps and potential pitfalls on the path to renovation so the gun ...


This book provides practical advice on buying the right gun for restoration. It describes the steps and potential pitfalls on the path to renovation so the gun can be used and enjoyed. The book covers all aspects of collecting and restoring shotguns for use - on an affordable budget. It is written for the shooter rather than the engineer or historian and is presented in an easy-to-read style.


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 216 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2007


$95.00
Daughter of Bluebird

ISBN: 9780957295124

Author: Gina Campbell    Publisher: Great Northern Books

Gina Campbell, last surviving member of a remarkable dynasty, will forever be most closely associated with the fatal attempt by her father to break the water sp...


Gina Campbell, last surviving member of a remarkable dynasty, will forever be most closely associated with the fatal attempt by her father to break the water speed record in his astounding boat. In that sense she is indeed the 'daughter of Bluebird' and has played a ceaseless role in the boat's restoration. In this absorbing autobiography she talks about:

Her life with Donald Campbell as father, early-day 'celebrity', and holder of many world records on land and water.
Her personal life three failed marriages, a suicide attempt and finding happiness in later life, only to have it snatched away; her power-boating career and setting two women's world water speed records in 1984 and 1990.
Her reaction to her father's death while attempting to set a new world water speed record on Coniston Water in January 1967.
Her complete shock at the discovery of Bluebird and Donald Campbell's body by divers in 2001.
Her decision to authorise the removal of the boat and Campbell's remains from the lake despite widespread opposition.
The decision to restore Bluebird and house her in the Ruskin Museum on Coniston Water. Her dream of once again seeing and hearing Bluebird on the lake.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 286


Dimensions: 160 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2012


$49.99
Andrew Nicholson : Focused

ISBN: 9781909471580

Author: Andrew Nicholson    Publisher: Raceform Ltd

Andrew Nicholson is one of the world's leading event riders. He rode in his first Olympics aged 23 in Los Angeles in 1984, and has represented his native New Ze...


Andrew Nicholson is one of the world's leading event riders. He rode in his first Olympics aged 23 in Los Angeles in 1984, and has represented his native New Zealand in six Olympic Games and six world championships, winning medals of every colour. Andrew is respected and admired by his peers and sporting fans as a brilliant rider and competitor. At the age of 54 he is at the peak of his powers and, with the best team of horses he has ever had, is focused on winning one of the very few prizes to elude him an individual gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. This book tells the story of the boy from a farm in New Zealand who came to Britain as a raw 18-year-old and conquered one of the most demanding sports in the world. Illustrated with superb photographs of Andrew's career and life with horses, it reveals how he got to the top and how hard he still strives to up his game. We discover the personalities of his top horses, and the secrets he has learnt in his 35 years as a horseman. Foreword by Captain Mark Phillips.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 28-08-2014


$45.00 $19.99
Cycling : Let's Get Quizzical

ISBN: 9781849536110

Author: Gwion Prydderch    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Get ready for a brain-teasing trip on two wheels: help the cyclist through the maze to find the pump; brush up on your knowledge of tricks in a word search and ...


Get ready for a brain-teasing trip on two wheels: help the cyclist through the maze to find the pump; brush up on your knowledge of tricks in a word search and discover who designed the most expensive bike ever sold…Get quizzical with this stunning compendium of entertaining activities and surprising facts about cyclists and cycling.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 04-08-2014


$19.99 $7.99
Rugby : Let's Get Quizzical

ISBN: 9781849536127

Author: Gwion Prydderch    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Get ready for a brain-teasing trip across the try line: spot the odd one out in a wall of multi-coloured shirts; brush up on your knowledge of premiership clubs...


Get ready for a brain-teasing trip across the try line: spot the odd one out in a wall of multi-coloured shirts; brush up on your knowledge of premiership clubs in a word search and discover the who first picked up the ball and ran with it… Get quizzical with this stunning compendium of entertaining activities and surprising facts about the toughest game there is.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 04-09-2014


$19.99
Football : Let's Get Quizzical

ISBN: 9781849536141

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Get ready for a brain-teasing trip of two halves: spot two matching club shirts in a hidden pair puzzle; brush up on your knowledge of World Cup host nations in...


Get ready for a brain-teasing trip of two halves: spot two matching club shirts in a hidden pair puzzle; brush up on your knowledge of World Cup host nations in a word search and discover which English king ordered the first-ever pair of football boots… Get quizzical with this stunning compendium of entertaining activities and surprising facts about the beautiful game.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 04-09-2014


$19.99
Triathlon

ISBN: 9781849536165

Author: Ali Clarke    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The Triathlon: A true test of endurance and fitness, capturing the discipline, the anguish, the fortitude and the joy that are all key elements of training for ...


The Triathlon: A true test of endurance and fitness, capturing the discipline, the anguish, the fortitude and the joy that are all key elements of training for and competing in a triathlon, these stunning photographs showcase one of the world’s fastest growing sports.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 246 x 186 mm


Publication Date: 04-08-2014


$34.99
Canterbury Foothills & Forests : A Walking and Tramping Guide

ISBN: 9781927145579

Author: Pat Barrett    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

This new edition of Pat Barrett's popular guide to walking excursions in the greater Canterbury region adds Lewis Pass National Reserve and Western Arthur's Pas...


This new edition of Pat Barrett's popular guide to walking excursions in the greater Canterbury region adds Lewis Pass National Reserve and Western Arthur's Pass National Park to the areas included in the first edition, and also covers additional areas of Te Kahui Kaupeka and Hakatere Conservation Parks that are now accessible to the public.

The book has a comprehensive introduction, with advice for planning your trip, and provides some background on landscape and climate, flora and fauna, and a brief history of the Canterbury foothills. Pat's personal accounts of some of his favourite walks and climbs will inspire even 'armchair trampers' to get out and enjoy the natural splendour of this magnificent region.

Canterbury Foothills & Forests includes walks and tramps suitable for a range of fitness levels; families with children and the moderately fit will enjoy the many short walks along well-marked tracks, and there are harder trips for those who aspire to the challenge of a climb and the views gained from the tops of some of the higher summits.

The walks and climbs are organised by region: Rangitata region, Ashburton Lakes and Rakaia Valley, Waimakariri Plains region, Waimakariri Basin and Arthur's Pass National Park, and the Lewis Pass region.

The handy-sized guide is illustrated with Pat's inspiring photographs and includes 17 new full-colour maps.

Useful features include:

Walk Times

Walk Grades (from Easy to Hard+)

Standard access information, including phone numbers for landowners where applicable

Details for the best route available

The particular natural attractions of a track/peak

Notes on the weather, terrain and equipment you should carry


Bind: paperback


Pages: 296


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2014


$39.99
Paracord Outdoor Gear Projects

ISBN: 9781565238466

Author: Joel Hooks    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

If you love the outdoors, you'll love parachute cord! Strong, lightweight, and durable, it's the most versatile material ever developed for making outdoor gear ...


If you love the outdoors, you'll love parachute cord! Strong, lightweight, and durable, it's the most versatile material ever developed for making outdoor gear and accessories. This book shows you how easy it is to use colorful paracord to create attractive and useful survival bracelets, lanyards, straps, and more. Paracord Outdoor Gear Projects takes you step by step through all the knots and wraps you need to know. Get practical advice on tools and materials, and learn the right way to melt and fuse the cut ends of your cord. Whether you're camping in the wilderness, working outside, or just walking the dog, you're sure to find the ideal DIY project here.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 217 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2014


$19.99
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