Sport & Recreation (178)

The Feather Benders Flytying Techniques

ISBN: 9781910723944

Author: Barry Ord Clarke    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

This is a ground-breaking fly tying book. It is the first to have a QR code/YouTube Link for every single pattern demonstrated. You can now watch the whole proc...


This is a ground-breaking fly tying book. It is the first to have a QR code/YouTube Link for every single pattern demonstrated. You can now watch the whole process online then turn to the matching chapter in the book to find the recipe and follow all the step-by-step instructions so that you can tie your own fly in your own time. It has an online link with the author - expert tyer Barry Ord Clarke - who you can contact direct if you run into any difficulties. He will respond to all questions. The book's focus is on techniques: world-class fly tyer Ord Clarke demonstrates with crystal-clear photographs his own takes on how to tie your own excellent flies- simply and quickly!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 216 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 05-09-2019


$69.99
Return to Rugby Land

ISBN: 9789551723446

Author: David Scott    Publisher: David Scott

After a forty year voluntary exile, an expatriate kiwi returns to New Zealand to travel around while reporting on the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Return To Rugby Land...


After a forty year voluntary exile, an expatriate kiwi returns to New Zealand to travel around while reporting on the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Return To Rugby Land is a challenging and provocative social commentary encompassing more than just the games or scenery. Scott explores sport's place in society, along with the myths, psyche and anxieties of a small nation. While questioning comfortable shibboleths, including about Maori and women, his personal account offers heartfelt insights and a broad understanding of New Zealand inextricably linked to the omnipresent game of rugby.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 269


Dimensions: 138 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-12-2019


$24.00
Cliffhanger

ISBN: 9783899559965

Author: Julie Ellison    Publisher: Gestalten

Journey upwards with Cliffhanger, a dizzyingly beautiful presentation of the people and places that make up the world of climbing. Climbing has recently explode...


Journey upwards with Cliffhanger, a dizzyingly beautiful presentation of the people and places that make up the world of climbing. Climbing has recently exploded as a global phenomenon, thanks to a plethora of dedicated gyms springing up and media coverage that has had a wide reach. Using breathtaking imagery and in-depth stories, Cliffhanger gives you a complete look at the world of this outdoor pursuit--both as a sport and a lifestyle--by highlighting the people, places, history, and culture that make the activity so fascinating. Whether you've been doing it for a long time or have never climbed in your life, this book will make your palms sweat and your heart race. WHAT TO EXPECT - A book encapsulating a golden moment in climbing, with the activity enjoying peak popularity - Inspiration for long-term climbing fans, beginners, and outdoor enthusiasts seeking to conquer new summits - A mix of detailed illustrations, photographs, personal stories, and tips


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


$120.00
On The Run : Running Across the Globe

ISBN: 9783899558647

Author: Nick Butter    Publisher: Gestalten

Previously announced 2020. Offering insight on route planning, training guides, and demystifying the science of the body, On the Run has been composed to educat...


Previously announced 2020. Offering insight on route planning, training guides, and demystifying the science of the body, On the Run has been composed to educate and inspire runners of all experience levels. More than a health trend, running fosters community: learn about races and clubs throughout the world and discover how runners from different backgrounds, of different ages, and with different abilities are championing the sport.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2020


$120.00
Wanderlust Europe : The Great European Hike

ISBN: 9783899558661

Author: Alex Roddie    Publisher: Gestalten

From the temperate climes of the Spanish islands, over the Nordic fjords, and to the summit of alpine peaks, Wanderlust Europe points the reader in the directio...


From the temperate climes of the Spanish islands, over the Nordic fjords, and to the summit of alpine peaks, Wanderlust Europe points the reader in the direction of the continent’s most awe-inspiring routes. Offering expert knowledge on how best to experience nature’s majesty, this stimulating manual for hikers of all skill levels traverses far-reaching locales in pursuit of breathtaking beauty and a sense of freedom. Combining first-hand tips with informative maps and an array of spectacular photography, this book is a welcome addition to the Wanderlust series and for anyone with an urge to connect with the great outdoors.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2020


$120.00
Saving Rugby Union: The Price of Professionalism 1995-2002

ISBN: 9781912631322

Author: Ross Reyburn    Publisher: Y Lolfa

The increased popularity of rugby union as a spectator sport in the 25 years since it turned professional has thrown a smokescreen over the crisis it faces. A h...


The increased popularity of rugby union as a spectator sport in the 25 years since it turned professional has thrown a smokescreen over the crisis it faces. A highly physical game has been turned into a dangerous sport by misguidedly trying to match the flow of its great rival, rugby league, and there is a worrying drop in male playing numbers in major nations. Commercialism has been allowed to dominate the game, the English Premiership has severely undermined one of rugby’s greatest success stories - Lions tours to New Zealand, South Africa and Australia - and the major northern hemisphere rugby countries exert financial power over rugby unions south of the equator. The book recounts the history of rugby union’s early decades as a professional sport and praises the best features of the modern game, especially the expansion of women’s rugby. It also provides a template for solving the sport’s injury crisis.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 140 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2020


$29.99
Hard Men Of Rugby

ISBN: 9781912631285

Author: Luke Upton    Publisher: Y Lolfa

The gruesome stories of the hardest and most ruthless – yet incredibly talented – rugby union players since the First World War. In our era of citing commis...


The gruesome stories of the hardest and most ruthless – yet incredibly talented – rugby union players since the First World War. In our era of citing commissioners, super-slow-motion replays and trial by social media, some of their actions are hard to believe. These men were totally committed to the sport, and irrespective of size, reputation or opposition, never took a step back on the pitch. And largely free from the confines of the commitments the modern professional game demands, many were as lively off the pitch as they were fiery on it. The ultimate book about the hard men of rugby union, including some of the very toughest and most talented players from all around the world. With profiles of: Paddy Mayne, Brian Lima, Wayne Shelford, Bobby Windsor, Colin Meads, Jerry Collins, Norm Hadley, David Bedell-Sivright, Scott Gibbs, Gérard Cholley, Trevor Brennan, Wade Dooley, Bakkies Botha, Tomás Lavanini, Sébastien Chabal and Weary Dunlop.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 140 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2020


$29.99
Futsal : The story of an indoor football revolution

ISBN: 9781911545590

Author: Jamie Fahey    Publisher: Melville House UK

Previously Announced Title Futsal is one of the fastest-growing sports on the planet: over 60 million people play this lightning-fast and tactically intricate v...


Previously Announced Title Futsal is one of the fastest-growing sports on the planet: over 60 million people play this lightning-fast and tactically intricate variation of indoor football. Despite its growing status, however, futsal’s history remains largely unknown and untold. Jamie Fahey is a leading futsal expert and qualified youth coach. He spent his childhood playing endless football matches in the shattered urban landscape of 1980s Liverpool – on the same streets later graced by Wayne Rooney, the ‘last true street footballer’. Yet when Fahey’s own footballing career stalled, he realised he had been unwittingly learning the skills that pointed to his true passion. In Futsal:The Story of the Indoor Football Revolution, Fahey makes the case for futsal’s transformative grassroots effect, both in the UK and abroad. He also tells the story of futsal’s politics, tactics and personalities – and in doing so, illuminates a hidden corner of sporting history.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2021


$29.99
Skate Like A Girl

ISBN: 9783791387079

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This incredible photographic celebration of inspirational female skaters from all over the globe will appeal to skate fans of every age. In ever-increasing numb...


This incredible photographic celebration of inspirational female skaters from all over the globe will appeal to skate fans of every age. In ever-increasing numbers, girls and women are gathering at skate parks and competing in skateboarding events on nearly every continent. Filled with stunning full-color photographs of 33 remarkable female skaters in action, this book pays homage to the incredible range of styles, ethnicities, and ages that make up a rapidly growing community. There’s Emily Pross, one of the top downhill skaters in the world, who is known as the “fastest woman on four wheels,” Lucy Osinski and Danielle Francine, cofounders of GRLSWIRL, a grassroots all-female skate community, and Nyimas Bunga Cinta, the youngest ever medalist at age 12 in the Asian Games in women’s street. There are skate coaches, longboard dancers, skate filmmakers, and skateboard makers. You’ll meet skaters who are moms, artists, models, surfers, and architects. What they all have in common is that skating is their way of life. Each profile offers its subject’s own words of wisdom about going after your dreams, falling hard, and getting right back up. The book also includes pages of practical information on everything from skateboarding organizations that champion women, to crews, schools, and camps for girls all over the world. Filled with empowering images and inspiring words, this book will encourage girls and women of every age to get on a board and shred!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 08-09-2020


$89.99
Soccer World: South Africa

ISBN: 9781934670538

Author: Ethan Zohn   

Demonstrating how the world’s most popular sport also serves as a common language across all cultures, communities, and ages, this unique handbook explores th...


Demonstrating how the world’s most popular sport also serves as a common language across all cultures, communities, and ages, this unique handbook explores the diverse country of South Africa through the game of soccer. Documenting the experiences of real-life professional player Ethan Zohn, this guide follows Ethan and his soccer-playing friend Tawela through the home of the 2010 World Cup, as they study ancient cave art and wildlife preserves, observe the migration of whales, and view a professional soccer game at one of the biggest stadiums in the world. Generating engaging, culturally specific activities in math, science, language, geography, and art, this exciting overview includes mask making, hot air experiments, and even learning how to say hello” in the 11 official languages of the country. Highlighting a beautiful corner of the planet, this reference also provides a chance to choose an actual help project in South Africa, encouraging kids to share their experiences at the Soccer World website.


Publication Date: 12-05-2010


$19.99 $4.99
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