Sport & Recreation (186)

Shotover Jet

ISBN: 9780473365493

Author: Jenny McLeod    Publisher: Shotover Jet

A fascinating insight into the story behind New Zealand's internationally renowned tourist jet boat venture which launched Queenstown's adventure tourism indust...


A fascinating insight into the story behind New Zealand's internationally renowned tourist jet boat venture which launched Queenstown's adventure tourism industry in 1965 and has thrilled over three million passengers in its first half century of operation. Jet boating arrived in New Zealand in the 1950s with the invention of the Hamilton jet unit by pioneer CWF (Bill) Hamilton. Tourism pioneers quickly identified the potential in Queenstown for commercial jet boating and in 1965 the Shotover Jet Boat Service Ltd was launched. During the following 50 years the trip through narrow and challenging Shotover Canyons has developed into a flagship New Zealand tourist activity - billed as the "world's most exciting jet boat ride". Shotover Jet has attracted many celebrities and received the royal stamp of approval and worldwide exposure when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rode the canyons during their 2014 New Zealand tour. This book is more than just a story about a high profile tourist jet boat company - it is a captivating history reflecting the indomitable New Zealand pioneering spirit and early risk taking tourism entrepreneurs. Accompanied by superb historic and contemporary photographs Shotover Jet - The Story Of Queenstown's Adventure Tourism Pioneer captures one of the most exciting times in New Zealand's tourism history. www.shotoverjet.com


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 215 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2016


$39.99
Adventureman

ISBN: 9781849539692

Author: Jamie McDonald    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

At the age of nine, Jamie was told by doctors that he would never walk again. Twenty years later, he set off to run 5,000 miles coast to coast across Canada. Wh...


At the age of nine, Jamie was told by doctors that he would never walk again. Twenty years later, he set off to run 5,000 miles coast to coast across Canada. When Jamie decides to repay the hospitals that saved his life as a child, he embarks on the biggest challenge of his life: running the equivalent of 200 marathons back-to-back, solo and unsupported, in –40 degree weather, surviving all kinds of injuries and traumas on the road and wearing through 13 pairs of trainers. And he does it all dressed as the superhero, the Flash. Though his journey was both mentally and physically exhausting, it was the astounding acts of kindness and hospitality he encountered along the way that kept him going. Whether they gave him a bed for the night, food for the journey, a donation to his charity or companionship and encouragement during the long days of running, Jamie soon came to realise that every person who helped him towards his goal was a superhero too.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 06-02-2017


$24.99
Super Team

ISBN: 9781629374154

Author: Bay Area News Group    Publisher: Triumph Books

Super Team is the ultimate celebration of the unprecedented collection of star-power that makes up the Warriors' once-in-a-lifetime roster. Including nearly 100...


Super Team is the ultimate celebration of the unprecedented collection of star-power that makes up the Warriors' once-in-a-lifetime roster. Including nearly 100 full-color photographs, fans are provided a glimpse into the personalities that make up this hoops juggernaut—Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and more. It will also feature an in-depth look at the highlights from the historic 73-win season, the shocking free agent signing of Durant, the Warriors teammates' journey in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and an exclusive look at the Dubs' preparation for the 2016-2017 NBA season. This keepsake is sure to inspire and entertain Warriors fans everywhere and get them ready for the new season, for what promises to be a transcendent and unforgettable team.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 23-01-2017


$35.00
Porsche 911

ISBN: 9783899556872

Author: Ulf Poschardt    Publisher: Gestalten

When Ferdinand Porsche could not find a sports car he liked, he decided to build one himself. And now, the rest is history: Jerry Seinfeld drives it; Boris John...


When Ferdinand Porsche could not find a sports car he liked, he decided to build one himself. And now, the rest is history: Jerry Seinfeld drives it; Boris Johnson admires it; Steve McQueen loves it; and Jeremy Clarkson hates it. The Porsche 911 moves the world. Despised by many in Germany as a set of wheels for fat cats, it is the favorite car of free spirits and intellectuals in the U.S. and across the globe. The Porsche 911 was not just invented by one of the most fascinating and controversial families – it is also a technical meisterwerk. Since its launch in 1963, the 911 has built a reputation for itself as “the thinking man’s sports car.” Both a car and a cultural icon, it has earned a fan base that spans from young to old, East to West, connoisseur to enthusiast. Porsche 911: The Ultimate Sportscar as Cultural Icon explains how this German car became a global phenomenon and a symbol of aspiration, freedom, and the appetite for perfection, and even more, why, around the world, the 911 continues to fascinate gentlemen, ladies, and rogue drivers.  In this book, Ulf Poschardt sends Porsche drivers to the shrink and concludes that a little narcissim can be a healthy thing; he then takes them on an engaging journey through the checkered history that defines their pride and joy.  Not everyone can, nor indeed should, drive a Porsche, but Porsche 911: The Ultimate Sportscar as Cultural Icon lays bare the raw driving force behind the 911 for anyone intrepid enough to discover. 


Bind: hardback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2017


$110.00
Nymphing The New Way

ISBN: 9781910723227

Author: Jonathan White    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

French nymphing, or European nymphing as it is often known in the US, is the most important new development in flyfishing for a generation. The use of ultra-lon...


French nymphing, or European nymphing as it is often known in the US, is the most important new development in flyfishing for a generation. The use of ultra-long tapered French leaders provides huge advantages both in terms of reducing drag and dramatically improving fly presentation. These methods, which have already revolutionised the world of competition flyfishing, are now also proving themselves to be a game-changer for the recreational fisherman. This is the first book to explain all branches of French leader technique: • sight nymphing • short and long-range indicator nymphing • dry fly • fishing for grayling, carp and steelhead • masterclasses from leading experts Cody Burgdorff (USA) Julien Daguillanes (France) Stanislav Mankov (Bulgaria) • tips for fishing in all types of river and clear stillwaters in the UK, Continental Europe, the USA and the Southern Hemisphere. Use of the French leader has led to the French national team becoming the most successful team at the World Championships in recent years, winning 7 Gold, 7 Silver and 7 Bronze medals. As opportunities to catch trout on a dry fly have become less frequent and of shorter duration, the use of modern nymphing techniques can often make the difference between a successful fishing trip and not catching fish at all.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2016


$49.99
Wanderlust

ISBN: 9783899559019

Author: Gestalten    Publisher: Gestalten

Explore the world one step at a time embark on trails that invite, inspire, and invigorate. Wanderlust presents the best walking routes with inviting maps, prac...


Explore the world one step at a time embark on trails that invite, inspire, and invigorate. Wanderlust presents the best walking routes with inviting maps, practical tips, and inspiring landscape photographs. Following faded footsteps of migrating animals or paths of ancient trade routes, the trails featured in Wanderlust offer both outdoor exploration and enjoyment. Through hiking, connections are made between cities and coasts, people and places. Spectacular photography illustrates journeys to sharp summits, astonishing vistas, and phenomenal locales. Wanderlust provides maps and rich details for long-distance trails and shorter explorations from the El Camino Real in North America to the Routeburn track in New Zealand and the byroads in between. From modern-day transcendentalists who trade facts and figures for flora and fauna to those who simply desire a casual break from concrete scenery, Wanderlust allows you to live vicariously through vivid portraits or use the trips as impetus for your own hiking journey.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2017


$120.00
The Flyfisher

ISBN: 9783899556742

Author: Thorsten Struben    Publisher: Gestalten

The perfect balance for those searching for a bit of peace and quiet and an outdoor activity: fly fishing combines connecting with nature, the defining of perso...


The perfect balance for those searching for a bit of peace and quiet and an outdoor activity: fly fishing combines connecting with nature, the defining of personal aesthetics, and physical activity. The Flyfisher shows the most beautiful fishing spots, self-tied flies, and the right equipment for this increasingly popular lark of leisure. Equal parts outdoor meditation and escapism, fly fishing appeals to a diverse audience. The dedicated focus on the task at hand makes daily life fade away and the fly fisher is free to connect with the soothing sounds of the water while awaiting a catch. From rod to reel to weighted line, the art of fly fishing is rife in details. Filled with photos of anglers and their habitats, the craftsmanship of tying flies, and expert discussions on the right gear to wear to wade into a favorite river, The Flyfisher is the first comprehensive discussion of this multifaceted sport. It is as much about the triumphant catch as the craft of building bait paired with the art of appreciating the overall experience as well as the method.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2017


$120.00
Perfect Bowls

ISBN: 9781877252303

Authors: Hugh De Lacy, Peter Belliss    Publisher: Catching Pen Associates

Peter Bellis carved his name into lawn bowls legend with his famous "perfect bowl", the last chance come-from-behind toucher that won him the world singles titl...


Peter Bellis carved his name into lawn bowls legend with his famous "perfect bowl", the last chance come-from-behind toucher that won him the world singles title over local Scottich hero Willie Wood in Aberdeen. In Perfect Bowls Belliss expounds on the training, strategy and tactics that produced not only that incredible winning shot, but took him to further world titles in the pairs and triples. As resident professional at the Cabramatta club in Sydney, Australia, Belliss continues to reign as a giant in the world game. Still relatively young for a bowler, his best is perhaps yet to come. Revealing all the keys to Belliss's extraordinary success at the highest levels of the game, Perfect Bowls is a must for every bowler, regardless of age or ability.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 195


Dimensions: 180 x 245 mm


$29.95
99 Nicknamed Classic Cars

ISBN: 9783832769277

Authors: Helge Jepsen, Michael Kockritz    Publisher: TeNeues

Classics of automotive history, more exquisitely rendered than ever before  “Beetle,” “Black Widow,” and “Pony”—true gearheads don’t think of a...


Classics of automotive history, more exquisitely rendered than ever before  “Beetle,” “Black Widow,” and “Pony”—true gearheads don’t think of animals when they hear these names Please, no honking! Readers will be in seventh automotive heaven   Nicknames have to be earned. They are tokens of appreciation given only when people have built a special relationship to something (or someone). From the Chevrolet 3100 Pickup “Bubble Maker” and the Citroën DS “Goddess,” all the way back to Ford’s “Tin Lizzy,” this book presents ninety-nine classic cars and race cars, illustrated with great talent and affection by Helge Jepsen, with informative texts cleverly penned by Michael Köckritz. Just like the vehicles portrayed, this book will drive its way right into the heart of any car lover.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 275 x 275 mm


$115.00
The Golden Age of Formula 1 (small format)

ISBN: 9783832769239

Author: Rainer W. Schlegelmilch    Publisher: TeNeues

An ideal gift for lovers of fine photography, fast cars and a fascinating decade  A worthy tribute to one of motor sports’ most exciting eras The masterpiece...


An ideal gift for lovers of fine photography, fast cars and a fascinating decade  A worthy tribute to one of motor sports’ most exciting eras The masterpiece of one of Formula One’s most important observers, Rainer W. Schlegelmilch’s book on the most fascinating era of car racing is now  available in a smaller format for a special price Few spectator sports generate such excitement as Formula 1. The name refers to the most advanced and competitive of the FIA’s racing formulae. It’s a raw combination of speed, skill, and that certain hint of daring. Journey back in time to the glory years of the 1960s. Marvel at the vintage cars, big-name champions and heart-stopping victories. All the big names are here: Jim Clark, Jacky Ickx, Jack Brabham—just to name a few. With Schlegelmilch’s compelling photographs, this exceptional volume takes fans so close they can almost smell the burning rubber and hear the engines roar! Rainer W. Schlegelmilch has been a motor sports photographer since 1962. His expert lens has covered all the great names in racing. His unique style captures the drama of this action-charged sport.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 250 x 310 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2017


$69.99
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