Sport & Recreation (181)

Why We Ride

ISBN: 9781620082287

Author: Mark Barnes    Publisher: Companion House

Why would anyone want to do something as dangerous as motorcycling? For those who love to ride, no explanation is necessary. For everyone else, there’s Why We...


Why would anyone want to do something as dangerous as motorcycling? For those who love to ride, no explanation is necessary. For everyone else, there’s Why We Ride. Designed as both an explanation for outsiders and an anthem for those within the fold, this new book presents the insights of Mark Barnes, PhD, a motorcycling clinical psychologist. As a popular columnist at Motorcycle Consumer News for more than twenty years, Dr. Barnes articulates the elusive physical, emotional, and interpersonal elements that make the world of the motorcyclist such a rich and exciting place. His wide-ranging text covers both sports psychology and the psychoanalysis of common riding experiences, including the results of Dr. Barnes’ own empirical research. Heartfelt and thought provoking, here is a straightforward account of what makes real motorcyclists tick. Inside Why We Ride: • What makes the hazards and hardships of riding a motorcycle worthwhile • An Examination of the complex gratifications, relentlessly compelling passions, and deeply personal experiences that motivate motorcyclists • Sports psychology and psychoanalysis of common riding experiences • Results of the author’s own empirical research on the motives of motorcyclists • A special section on how riders achieve the quasi-mystical state of “Flow,” a concept currently at the center of modern sports psychology


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 02-10-2017


$49.99
BHS Complete Horsemanship Volume 2

ISBN: 9781910016176

Author: British Horse Society    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

The second volume in our foundation series develops the skills for our aspiring equestrians, building on improving efficiency, depth of knowledge and understand...


The second volume in our foundation series develops the skills for our aspiring equestrians, building on improving efficiency, depth of knowledge and understanding of horse knowledge and care, lungeing for exercise, with horse riding skills progressing to show jumping. A great addition to any aspiring equestrian, this book also provides the recommended reading for the British Horse Society Stage 2 qualification in horse care, riding and teaching.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 300


Publication Date: 31-08-2017


$59.99 $29.99
BHS Complete Horsemanship Volume 1

ISBN: 9781910016169

Author: British Horse Society    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

A great foundation for any aspiring equestrian providing safe, modern and current practice. Filled with practical knowledge in riding, care and stable managemen...


A great foundation for any aspiring equestrian providing safe, modern and current practice. Filled with practical knowledge in riding, care and stable management, the first volume in our foundation series is a must have for anyone looking to learn the highest standard of complete horsemanship from the world leading British Horse Society. Recommended reading for the British Horse Society Stage 1 award in horse care and riding for those wishing to start their career in the professional industry.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 180


Publication Date: 31-08-2017


$49.99 $29.99
Sport Horse Soundness and Performance

ISBN: 9781910016244

Author: Cecilia Lonnell    Publisher: Kenilworth Press

An easy to digest guide to conditioning, injury prevention and management of sport horses, that has not been previously available. While most books on riding an...


An easy to digest guide to conditioning, injury prevention and management of sport horses, that has not been previously available. While most books on riding and equine training focuses on developing technical skills in horses and riders, this book concentrates on training physiology, conditioning and management, including strategies to prevent equine injury. It presents advice from some of the world’s renowned top riders and equine vets on keeping the competition horse sound and motivated, supported by findings from scientific equine and sports research, and examples from the careers of top horses and riders. The aim is to pass on well substantiated advice on how as a rider one can help the horse to perform, and how to develop the horse’s physical strength and fitness.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 190 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 21-08-2017


$49.99
Run Mummy Run

ISBN: 9781786852373

Author: Leanne Davies    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

If you’re a mum who wants to run, there’s nothing stopping you! When busy mum Leanne Davies set up a social media group for her and a couple of friends to ...


If you’re a mum who wants to run, there’s nothing stopping you! When busy mum Leanne Davies set up a social media group for her and a couple of friends to encourage one another to go running, she never imagined it would quickly become a nationwide network of thousands of women, all sharing a passion for the sport and a penchant for colourful compression socks. Gathering the very best of the advice and tips from the Run Mummy Run network, Leanne and co-writer Lucy have created this comprehensive beginner’s guide to running that includes sections on: From starting with a Couch To 5k plan to building up the confidence to race Fitting in running around work and family life Overcoming barriers to exercise How to keep on running when motivation wanes, and much more! Not just your average practical go-to, this book is filled with down-to-earth advice, training schedules and inspirational stories that’ll help you to be fit, healthy and happy.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 12-01-2018


$27.99
National Teams of the World

ISBN: 9783791384399

Authors: Michael Brepohl, Nicola Von Velsen    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This handy, colorful book is a visual almanac of every recognized national soccer team. Each spread features an illustration of the soccer team's kit, or unifor...


This handy, colorful book is a visual almanac of every recognized national soccer team. Each spread features an illustration of the soccer team's kit, or uniform, accompanied by statistics such as the year it was founded, current players, most famous players and coaches, championship records, global location, its country's flag, and other assorted bits of trivia. The perfect accompaniment to the 2018 World Cup, this book will help new and seasoned fans alike stay on top of the game.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 460


Dimensions: 140 x 180 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2018


$49.99
Two Brains One Aim

ISBN: 9781910016404

Author: Eric Smiley    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Eric Smiley’s aim is to bring together the mind of the rider with the mind of the horse, while highlighting the key component in their synergy: understanding....


Eric Smiley’s aim is to bring together the mind of the rider with the mind of the horse, while highlighting the key component in their synergy: understanding. How that understanding is acquired, retained, and put to use is the key to success. Where does one find leadership within the equine industry? Does riding require an instructor, a trainer, a coach? Can you effectively learn on your own, with just the occasional directive, and still find personal or competitive success? Smiley, renowned clinician and international team coach, intends to fill the gap when it comes to these questions and others, providing a reliable resource and educational companion for the aspiring equestrian. Smiley addresses fundamental topics pertinent to riders, with philosophical discussion and practical exercises applicable to all levels. Along the way he strives to educate readers on being taught, and perhaps, one day, becoming the teachers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 184 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2019


$59.99
The Ride 2nd Gear (Gentleman Edition)

ISBN: 9783899555899

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. The Ride 2nd Gear presents a stunning selection of recent custom motorcycles, as well as the small, local workshops around the globe in which they are built. Hotbeds of creativity and craftsmanship, these workshops are mostly run by single individuals and attract a small yet devoted community of fans and fellow builders. The custom bike community as a whole is united by its passion for the ride—one so strong that it is now attracting a younger generation. Whether alone or in a group of like-minded friends, in a city or in the countryside, just for the weekend or embarking on a long-distance road trip, these drivers are actively sharing and celebrating pure riding pleasure on their own unique motorcycles that are lovingly crafted with time, dedication, and technical expertise. From limited series to one-offs, The Ride 2nd Gear features the brilliant results of this process. Its pages are filled with bikes that offer extraordinary design and driving experiences. In fact, established brands are now acting on trends set by the custom scene whose bikes are often more radical and sophisticated because more attention can be paid to detail and each new idea can be fine-tuned to perfection. Some models shown in The Ride 2nd Gear stem from or are based on classic bobbers and choppers, Italian-style racing machines, plastic Japanese motorcycles, and rare BMWs or Triumphs, which may very well be up to 80 years old. Others are art bikes made for show or futuristic visions inspired by the aesthetics of science fiction, fantasy, or anime. But whether they preserve or radically expand on traditional craftsmanship, these custom machines are more agile, faster, and therefore more fun than anything produced in the past.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 270 x 300 mm


$150.00
Matthew Rees - Reasons 2 Smile

ISBN: 9781784615932

Authors: Matthew Rees, Craig Muncey    Publisher: Y Lolfa

The autobiography of Scarlets, Cardiff Blues, Wales, Lions and Barbarians player Matthew Rees, a key member of the Wales team which achieved a Grand Slam at th...


The autobiography of Scarlets, Cardiff Blues, Wales, Lions and Barbarians player Matthew Rees, a key member of the Wales team which achieved a Grand Slam at the 2008 Six Nations Championship and the most-capped hooker of all time for the Welsh national side. However, top-fl ight rugby is not all there is to Matthew’s story. He found out who his real father was at age 21, and talks frankly about how he dealt with this bombshell and the impact it had on his relationship with his family. Then at 32, at the peak of his rugby career, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Here he reveals what he went through and how the diagnosis and treatment aff ected him. This is not just another rugby biography. Matthew Rees’ cancer diagnosis hit the headlines, and his battle with and eventual full recovery from the disease means that his story has an awful lot more human interest than the tale of your average rugby player. His is an uplifting, inspirational story which even non-rugby fans will enjoy reading, and which could be of real support for those facing similar circumstances.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Publication Date: 19-10-2018


$29.99
Derek and Nigel : Two Heads One Tale

ISBN: 9781784612979

Authors: Nigel Owens, Derek Bevan    Publisher: Y Lolfa

Derek Bevan and Nigel Owens are the only two Welshmen to referee a Rugby World Cup Final and between them, they have officiated in all but one of every Rugby Wo...


Derek Bevan and Nigel Owens are the only two Welshmen to referee a Rugby World Cup Final and between them, they have officiated in all but one of every Rugby World Cup tournament that’s ever been. In this book, they talk about their World Cup experiences, sharing all the warmth and humour of their many stories and anecdotes.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Publication Date: 26-10-2018


$24.99
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