Sport & Recreation (192)

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
Reflections On Charming Creek

ISBN: 9780908573875

Author: Bill Prebble    Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

The Charming Creek story is one of West Coast pioneering enterprise. Bothers Robert and George Watson, at the turn of the century set about extracting timber fr...


The Charming Creek story is one of West Coast pioneering enterprise. Bothers Robert and George Watson, at the turn of the century set about extracting timber from the Charming Creek valley by way of an incline over the Radcliffe Ridge. Slow, and hard on horses tasked for the job, they subsequently blasted a ledge through the spectacular Ngakawau Gorge for a new tramway. Morphing into a coal railway with the opening of the Charming Creek mine, this tramway ferried miners and workmen to the mine each workday in open coal trucks. The story of the men, this fledgling company, and how they coped with the Depression and war years, successive bridge failures, runaway trains, and a riot, add intrigue into an otherwise fascinating operation. Personal accounts from those that worked both the Charming Creek line and mine are well documented, together with photographs on some of these exploits. The final chapter features the current DOC walkway, written as a guide for those visiting this fabulous site, one of the little-known wonders of the West Coast.
77 B&W + 31 colour photographs


Bind: paperback


Pages: 188


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 19-11-2012


$53.00
Boat Maintenance

ISBN: 9781565235496

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Every boat, be it sail or power, wood or fiberglass, stored in the water or on dry land, needs regular maintenance to keep it sea-worthy. Proper maintenance can...


Every boat, be it sail or power, wood or fiberglass, stored in the water or on dry land, needs regular maintenance to keep it sea-worthy. Proper maintenance can help save money by catching trouble before it starts.



The Essential Guide to Boating, Boat Maintenance will help new and experienced boat owners keep their boat in tip-top shape. From repairing scratched and worn hulls and decks, to fixing engines and tightening fittings, every inch of the boat is covered including the below deck quarters. Learning to care for this valuable possession is part of the thrill of owning one. Whether DIY-ing it, or hiring help, this book is a great guide to have on-board to ensure many years of boating enjoyment.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 159


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 17-07-2013


$39.99
Ultimate Guide to Poker Tells

ISBN: 9781572438071

Author: Randy Burgess    Publisher: Triumph Books

A treasure trove of behavioral information to give a huge edge over the competition, this guide teaches how to read tells—the subtle ways in which opponents b...


A treasure trove of behavioral information to give a huge edge over the competition, this guide teaches how to read tells—the subtle ways in which opponents betray themselves through body language, table talk, chip moves, eye contact, and more—in order to increase chances of winning in poker. Tells are rarely obvious and it takes concentration to find them, but this book shows how to identify them and use them to an advantage to exploit others' weaknesses and win pots by betting or raising at just the right time.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 197


Dimensions: 152 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 28-08-2013


$34.99
Official Soccer Rules Illustrated

ISBN: 9781600782824

Author: Stanley Lover    Publisher: Triumph Books

With more than 100 easy-to-follow illustrations, this completely updated guide answers all the frequently and not-so-frequently asked questions about the rules ...


With more than 100 easy-to-follow illustrations, this completely updated guide answers all the frequently and not-so-frequently asked questions about the rules of soccer, providing fans, parents, and coaches with easily understood explanations of the rules of play and imparting a quick and clear understanding of the game. While the game of soccer does not need elaborate equipment, this helpful book is certainly a must-have for soccer players who want to play in friendly team games or in organized matches in competition. This simple, clear, authoritative approach will broaden one’s knowledge and increase one’s enjoyment of the world's most widely played sport.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 134


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2009


$26.99
Official Rules of Tennis

ISBN: 9781600785528

Publisher: Triumph Books

The rules of the game straight from the source Including helpful interpretations in addition to the official rules and regulations, this is the singular resourc...


The rules of the game straight from the source Including helpful interpretations in addition to the official rules and regulations, this is the singular resource to everything tennis, put forth by the sport's governing body, the United States Tennis Association. With detailed sections and ample appendices, this guide will prove an invaluable resource to players, officials, coaches, parents, and fans.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 118


Dimensions: 105 x 161 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2011


$19.99
Everything Casino Poker

ISBN: 97816007877072

Author: Frank Scoblete    Publisher: Triumph Books

Tested techniques for fruitful card playing

Aiding the average poker player to obtain above average results at the casino, this guide to some of the...


Tested techniques for fruitful card playing

Aiding the average poker player to obtain above average results at the casino, this guide to some of the hottest games in poker goes beyond teaching the game itself for intelligent and direct strategies on how to win. In Everything Casino Poker, acclaimed gambling expert Frank Scoblete looks at popular casino poker games—including video poker, Texas Hold’em, Omaha Hi-Lo, and Pai Gow—and analyzes ways to gain an edge to beat the house. Thoroughly examining the rules of each variant of poker and the statistics and strategies that surround them, the guide provides a solid foundation that will better the player’s performance and experience, regardless of time spent at the casino tables.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 334


Dimensions: 152 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2013


$39.99
The Joy of Running

ISBN: 9781849534581

Author: Paul Owen    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, handy hints and captivatingstories and quotes from the world of running, is perfect for anyone who ...


This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, handy hints and captivatingstories and quotes from the world of running, is perfect for anyone who knows theincomparable joy and freedom of lacing up your trainers and hitting the road.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 116 x 182 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2013


$29.99
The Joy of Cycling

ISBN: 9781849534574

Author: Ray Hamilton    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, handy hints and captivating stories and quotes from the world of bikes, is perfect for anyone who k...


This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, handy hints and captivating stories and quotes from the world of bikes, is perfect for anyone who knows the incomparable joy of cycling


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 110 x 176 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2013


$29.99
Football Wit

ISBN: 9781849534598

Author: Aubrey Malone    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

When you’re finished explaining the offside rule, shouting at the ref and perfecting your ball skills, treat yourself to a hearty half-time chuckle with this ...


When you’re finished explaining the offside rule, shouting at the ref and perfecting your ball skills, treat yourself to a hearty half-time chuckle with this premiere collection of footy wise-cracks. No matter if your team win, lose or draw, Football Wit will keep you smiling through all the own goals and red cards that come your way.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 110 x 176 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2013


$29.99
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