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No Spin: My AutobiographyNo Spin: My Autobiography
‘My story, without the spin.’From the start of his glittering career in 1992, to his official retirement from all formats of the game in 2013, Shane Warne has long desired to tell his incredible story without compromise. No Spin is that very story. It will offer a compelling intimate voice, true insight and a pitch-side seat to one of cricket’s finest eras, making this one of the ultimate must-have sports autobiographies.Shane is not only one of the greatest living cricket legends: he is as close as the game has had since Botham to a maverick genius on the field and a true rebel spirit off it, who always gives audiences what they want. Despite being the talismanic thorn in England’s side for nearly two decades of regular Ashes defeats, he was also much loved in the UK where he played cricket for Hampshire. He’s also a much-admired figure in India and South Africa. Alongside his mesmerising genius as a bowler, Shane has often been a controversial figure and in this book he's talk with brutal honesty about some of the most challenging times in his life as a player. Honest, thoughtful, fearless and loved by millions, Shane is always his own man and this book is a testament to his brilliant career.
from Shane Warne, ISBN: 9781785037719
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A Century is not Enough: My Roller-coaster Ride to SuccessA Century is not Enough: My Roller-coaster Ride…
A sporting classic and a manual for livingSourav Ganguly's life has been full of highs and lows. Arguably India's greatest cricket captain, he gave confidence to the team, re-energized them and took India, for the first time, to spectacular overseas victories. But Ganguly's story also came with great challenges - from his early days where he had to wait four long years before being included in the team to the ugly battle with the Australian coach Greg Chappell. He fought his way out of every corner and climbed back up from every defeat, becoming India's ultimate comeback king. What does it take to perform when the pressure is skyhigh? How do you fight back and win? How do you make a name for yourself when you are young and have started the journey which is closest to your heart? As Sourav takes you through his life, he looks at how to overcome challenges and come out a winner. Time and time again.
from Ganguly, Sourav, ISBN: 9789386228567
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The Dhoni Touch: Unravelling the Enigma That Is Mahendra Singh DhoniThe Dhoni Touch: Unravelling the Enigma That Is…
For over a decade, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has captivated the world of cricket and over a billion Indians with his incredible ingenuity as captain, wicketkeeper and batsman. Bharat Sundaresan tracks down the cricketer's closest friends in Ranchi and artfully presents the different shades of Dhoni-the Ranchi boy, the fauji, the diplomat, Chennai's beloved Thala, the wicketkeeping Pythagoras-and lays bare the man underneath. He discovers a certain je ne sais quoi about the man who has a magical ability to transform and elevate everything which comes into his orbit-the Dhoni Touch. Funny, candid, and peppered with delicious anecdotes, The Dhoni Touch reveals an ordinary man living an extraordinary life.'Dhoni is adored, respected, loved wildly, and yet, remains mysterious. Don't we want to know more? I do. And this book by Bharat, a fine journalist, helps'HARSHA BHOGLE'One of India's most stylish and inquisitive cricket writers unleashes an array of helicopter shots to produce the definitive origin story of a player and captain who changed the sport in his country'ALI MARTIN, GUARDIAN
from Sundaresan, Bharat, ISBN: 9780143440062
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Faster than Lightning My StoryFaster than Lightning My Story
The autobiography of the fastest man of all time and a superstar whose talent and charisma have made him one of the most famous people on the planet. Whether you know Athletics or not and even whether you know sport or not, chances are you know Usain Bolt. The fastest man on the planet, not just now but ever, Usain has won the hearts of people everywhere with his mind-blowing performances and his infectious charisma - uniting supporters around the world. In this, his full autobiography, Usain tells his story in his own words: from humble beginnings in Jamaica, to international stardom at Beijing and on to the new heights of superstardom he has reached since lighting up London 2012. Full of the charm and charisma that has made him the most popular sporting figure of our time and a universal celebrity, this is a book that Usain's millions of fans will love.
from Usain Bolt, ISBN: 9780008154202
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Man Eaters of KumaonMan Eaters of Kumaon
Man-Eaters of Kumaon is the best known of Colonel Corbett's books, and contains ten fascinating stories of tracking and shooting man-eaters in the Indian Himalaya during the early years of this century. The stories also contain incidental information on flora, fauna and village life, making this book delightful reading.
from Corbett Jim, ISBN: 9780195622553
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Born to Run: The hidden tribe, the ultra-runners, and the greatest race the world has never seenBorn to Run: The hidden tribe, the…
About The BookBorn To Run: The Hidden Tribe, The Ultra-Runners and The Greatest Race The World Has Never Seen is centrally focused on a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians called the Tarahumara. These nomadic folk lived quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world.Taking you all the way back to 1993, the author Christopher McDougall describes one of the Mexican Indians in particular, who was aged 57 and came first in first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals.In an attempt to unravel the secrets of the tribe, the author and his group of the world's top ultra-runners make the treacherous journey into the canyons. McDougall narrates the story of his adventure with incredible energy and smart observation, while finding out the recipe to being an incredible runner.His quest takes him to labs at Harvard, Nike and elsewhere, bringing him face to face with a varied assortment of people, including one woman who is the world-record holder for 100 miles and did her encore run in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark.Nothing short of fascinating and inspiring, Born To Run: The Hidden Tribe, The Ultra-Runners and The Greatest Race The World Has Never Seen is destined to become a classic. McDougall uncovers the tribe worthy of the pioneering drifters that fired the American spirit and sends you on a state of bliss that runners very rarely experience in the midst of an endless run. This book was published on 15 April 2010 and is available in paperback.Key Features The author and his team of of the world's top ultra-runners discover the secrets of incredible running from a Mexican Indian tribe. Includes accounts of the author's encounters at various other labs for finding this secret.
from McDougall, Christopher, ISBN: 9781861978776
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Combined CDS (OTA) Book [ For CDS (OTA) exams conducted by UPSC ]Combined CDS (OTA) Book [ For CDS (OTA) exams…
"Combined CDS (OTA) Book paperback - 2018 " is specially designed for the CDS exam. The book is based on the exact pattern of the examination as conducted by the UPSC. ENGLISH section contains English Grammar, Logics on spotting error, fill-ups, sentence improvement, approach to the ordering of sentence & jumble words. It has a list of most important Antonym-Synonym and Solved Practice set. General Knowledge section covers Both Indian and World Geography, ancient & medieval History including Independence era, Absolute description of Politics, civics and every important information on Indian Defence which is likely to be asked in your exams. In addition, it covers Practical science & general science which is extremely helpful for those from Non-science background. This book will really help the students in developing the required Speed and Strike Rate, which will increase their final score in the exam. The Book contains latest pattern 600+ most important MCQs with simple techniques and a huge collection of solved questions. "THIS BOOK IS FOR OTA ASPIRANTS ONLY & DOES NOT CONTAIN MATHEMATICS"
from DDE-DEFENCE DIRECT EDUCATION, ISBN: 9788193825907
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Cracking the Cube: Going Slow to Go Fast and Other Unexpected Turns in the World of Competitive Rubik’s Cube SolvingCracking the Cube: Going Slow to Go Fast and…
A journalist and aspiring “speedcuber” attempts to break into the international phenomenon of speedsolving the Rubik’s Cube—think chess played at the speed of Ping-Pong—while exploring the Cube’s rise to iconic status around the globe and the lessons that can be learned through solving it.When Hungarian professor Ernő Rubik invented the Rubik’s Cube (or, rather, his Cube) in the 1970s out of wooden blocks, rubber bands, and paper clips, he didn’t even know if it could be solved, let alone that it would become the world’s most popular puzzle. Since its creation, the Cube has become many things to many people: one of the bestselling children’s toys of all time, a symbol of intellectual prowess, a frustrating puzzle with 43.2 quintillion possible permutations, and now a worldwide sporting phenomenon that is introducing the classic brainteaser to a new generation. In Cracking the Cube, Ian Scheffler reveals that cubing isn’t just fun and games. Along with participating in speedcubing competitions—from the World Championship to local tournaments—and interviewing key figures from the Cube’s history, he journeys to Budapest to seek a meeting with the legendary and notoriously reclusive Rubik, who is still tinkering away with puzzles in his seventies. Getting sucked into the competitive circuit himself, Scheffler becomes engrossed in solving Rubik’s Cube in under twenty seconds, the quasi-mystical barrier known as “sub-20,” which is to cubing what four minutes is to the mile: the difference between the best and everyone else. For Scheffler, the road to sub-20 is not just about memorizing algorithms or even solving the Rubik’s Cube. As he learns from the many gurus who cross his path, from pint-sized kids to engineering professors, it’s about learning to solve yourself.
from Scheffler, Ian, ISBN: 9781501121920
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People within a Landscape: Collection of Images of NepalPeople within a Landscape: Collection of Images…
For armchair adventurers, a vicarious trek through Nepal in 200 stunning color photographs, most of quaint people or buildings in front of very big mountains. No index. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
from Willison, Bert, ISBN: 9780898863284
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Air Sports

Touching Cloudbase: The Complete Guide to ParaglidingTouching Cloudbase: The Complete Guide to…
Touching Cloudbase first appeared in 1991 to wide acclaim and soon became the standard manual for anyone starting paragliding. More than 43,000 copies have been sold worldwide since then. This extensively revised and expanded sixth edition includes all the latest information on training, including a task-by-task analysis of the Pilot Rating System. It has extensive sections on Paramotoring, Tandem (2-person) flying, choosing equipment (including a comprehensive guide to the certification procedures), flying in different countries and terrain, and details on expeditions, Speed and Acro flying.This really is a complete guide, covering everything from the history of the sport to innovations and the future - from what is involved in your first day's training to flying cross-country or becoming an instructor. The syllabus for the British Hang-gliding and Paragliding Associations' training programme right up to Pilot level, is covered, including a section on how to pass your exams with sample questions. It has a reference section packed with useful contacts and web addresses.
from Currer, Ian, ISBN: 9780952886235
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Quadcopters and Drones: A Beginner's Guide to Successfully Flying and Choosing the Right DroneQuadcopters and Drones: A Beginner's Guide to…
“A must for every new drone purchase. This book should be included right in the box!” John“This book saved me time and money. It was a great insight into not only choosing the perfect drone but also learning how to safely fly the thing.” - Mike“I have been doing aerial photography for 5 years. Mark's book covers every aspect of flying a camera through the sky and taught me a thing or two.” - James“I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a drone only to have it fly away or crash. Thanks to this book I now know how to prevent both from happening.” - Jimmy“Loads of detail and excellent images made it very easy to understand how to successfully fly my new drone. What a cool hobby!” - Brad“I just purchased my second quadcopter thanks to this book. I can't wait to start filming the world around me!” - ChadHave you ever wanted to soar through the air like an eagle? Thanks to the hobby of RC quadcopters and drones, you can. This book shows you how to get up in the air and avoid all of the common problems that always result in your new drone falling from the sky. Over 100 pages of valuable information designed to get you up in the air and safely flying through the sky on your very first outing.Flying one of these awesome machines is tons of fun and flying successfully does not have to be difficult. Once you read this book, you will fully understand just how easy it is to pilot your very own high definition camera through the sky while snapping great pictures and capturing breathtaking video of the world below you.Crashing is very common in the world of drones, quadcopters, nanodrones, UAVS and multirotors and it is almost always the fault of the pilot. This book shows you how to slowly perfect your flying skills while reducing the all too common reasons these fun filled flying machines come falling from the sky like a lead balloon.Best selling author, Mark Smith provides great information to anyone interested in the awesome hobby of piloting a drone through the sky. He manages to answer all the common questions every novice has when they are thinking about getting started. From choosing the right drone, to getting it in the air and bringing it safely back home, Mark Smith covers these subjects and everything in between in an easy to understand way.While this drone book may be geared towards the novice hobby pilot, there are plenty of great tips that even experienced pilots can pick up.Real life pictures describe in detail the easiest ways to get your new drone in the air and the safest way to make sure it lands in one piece.Learn how to safely fly your drone by: understanding common drone and RC flying terminology, understanding which drone is the best choice for you and where you should start flying it, understanding what makes your drone fly, other equipment you will need to not only safely fly but extend your flying time, buying a ready to fly drone or building your own from scratch, what kind of spare parts you should have at all times, what to do when you crash, the rules and laws associated with flying a drone, preflight safety routines, understanding basic controls and flight maneuvers, understanding advanced controls and flight maneuvers, preventing crashes and how to get the best photos and videos using your new high definition flying machine and more.What are you waiting for? Find out which drone is right for you and more importantly, find out how you can successfully pilot it through the big blue sky.
from Smith, Mark, ISBN: 9781514708422
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American Football

The Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False NinesThe Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics,…
An absolutely essential book for every modern football fan, about the development of Premier League tactics, published to coincide with 25 years of the competition.Back in 1992, English football was stuck in the dark ages, emerging from a five-year ban from European competition. The game was physical, bruising and attritional, based on strength over speed, aggression over finesse. It was the era of the midfield general, reducers, big men up front and getting it in the mixer; 4-4-2 was the order of the day. Few teams experimented tactically.And then, almost overnight, it all changed. The creation of the Premier League coincided with one of the most seismic rule changes in football history: the abolition of the back-pass. Suddenly defenders had no-get-out-of-jail-free card, goalkeepers had to be able to field and play the ball and the pace of the game quickened immeasurably. Tactics evolved dramatically, helped by an increased foreign influence.The Mixer is the first book to delve deep into the tactical story of the Premier League, and take a long view of how the game has developed over the last quarter century. From Ferguson’s directness to Keegan’s relentlessly attacking Newcastle outfit, to Mourinho’s cagey, reactive Chelsea, all the way to Ranieri’s counter-attacking champions, The Mixer is one of the most entertaining, rich and knowledgeable football books ever written.
from Cox, Michael, ISBN: 9780008215552
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Alex Ferguson: My AutobiographyAlex Ferguson: My Autobiography
Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography, by Alex Ferguson, is his second autobiography and it presents his experiences and journey as the manager of the football team, Manchester United, from 2000 to 2013. Alex has been the part of Manchester United’s journey from their initial days to their heights of glory and this book is highlights his experiences.Alex writes about the skills that he believes enabled him to handle the stars of football. He lays a special emphasis on his relationship and chemistry with Cristiano Ronaldo and includes his thoughts about Beckham, Giggs and other football celebrities in the book. Alex discusses his personal thoughts about some of the most-famous football events that occurred in the time period that he spent as manager. He talks of how he didn't want Ronaldo to join Real Madrid and didn't support Beckham's move to join the Los Angeles Galaxy and explains his opinions in detail.The compelling story of one of football’s most celebrated personalities proves to be a blend of his experiences and teachings. Hodder Paperbacks published Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography in 2014. It is available in paperback format.
from Ferguson, Alex, ISBN: 9780340919408
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Match Annual 2018 (Annuals 2018)Match Annual 2018 (Annuals 2018)
From the makers of the UK’s best football magazine! Year in, year out, MATCH remains the bestselling football annual and is top of Christmas wishlists for footy fans everywhere. Inside the annual, you can build your Ultimate Player, check out the wonderkids who’ll rip up 2018 and find out everything you need to know about Messi, Pogba, Rashford, Aubameyang, Aguero, Di Maria and Higuain. Plus, it’s packed with stars’ cars, Prem club legends, brain-busting quizzes, FIFA through the ages, mad pics, footy stars emojis, crazy cartoons and loads more! Don’t miss it!
from MATCH, ISBN: 9780752266053
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Baseball

Moneyball – The Art of Winning an Unfair GameMoneyball – The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.
from Lewis, Michael, ISBN: 9780393324815
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Science of HittingScience of Hitting
“Baseball’s last .400 hitter share[s] his secrets in this primer still used at all levels of the game.” —Paul Dickson, author of Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick Now fully revised with new illustrations and diagrams, the classic—and still the greatest—book on hitting from the last baseball player to break the magic .400 barrier, Ted Williams.Ted Williams was arguably the greatest pure hitter who ever lived. A lifelong student of hitting, he sought advice from every great hitter—and pitcher—he met. Drawing on that advice, as well as his own legendary life in baseball, Williams produced the all-time batting classic, The Science of Hitting. Using its detailed illustrations, anecdotes, and concise coaching, players of all skill levels will learn how to improve their fundamentals and gain keen insights into the finer points of hitting, including: -How to Think Like a Pitcher and Guess the Pitch -The Three Cardinal Rules for Developing a Smooth Line-Driving Swing -The Secrets of Hip and Wrist Action -Pitch Selection -Bunting -Hitting the Opposite Way The Science of Hitting is a must-read for all baseball players looking to improve their turn at bat and for all coaches and parents teaching the sport.Amazon.com Review:As a boy, all Ted Williams wanted was to be the best hitter there ever was. Through his storied tenure with the Red Sox, he pretty much got his wish. He not only hit, he knew how to hit; there was no keener, more devoted, more articulate student of the art. The Science of Hitting is his comprehensive book of wisdom and anecdote, a baseball bible that offers clear, concise, well-illustrated, fundamental information on how to hit a baseball and, just as important, how to think about hitting a baseball. Williams's first commandment is "Get a good pitch to hit," and, in one of baseball's most dramatic teaching tools--a photograph that divides his strike zone into 77 baseballs, seven wide by 11 high--Williams projects what he would hit at each pitch location, from .230 on the low-outside strike to .400 in what he called his "happy zone," the heart of the plate belt high. In 1941, that happy zone was obviously ecstatic; Williams hit .406 that year, the last to break the magic .400 barrier.
from Williams, Ted, ISBN: 9780671621032
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The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and EffectThe Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and…
A Turing Award-winning computer scientist and statistician shows how understanding causality has revolutionized science and will revolutionize artificial intelligence"Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality--the study of cause and effect--on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs The Book of Why.
from Pearl, Judea, ISBN: 9780465097609
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Basketball

Relentless: From Good to Great to UnstoppableRelentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable
For more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats—Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds of relentless competitors in sports, business, and every walk of life—and made them greater. Now, for the first time ever, he reveals what it takes to achieve total mental and physical dominance, showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire.Direct, blunt, and brutally honest, Grover breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable: you keep going when everyone else is giving up, you thrive under pressure, you never let your emotions make you weak. In “The Relentless 13,” he details the essential traits shared by the most intense competitors and achievers in sports, business, and all walks of life. Relentless shows you how to trust your instincts and get in the Zone; how to control and adapt to any situation; how to find your opponent’s weakness and attack. Grover gives you the same advice he gives his world-class clients—“don’t think”—and shows you that anything is possible. Packed with previously untold stories and unparalleled insight into the psyches of the most successful and accomplished athletes of our time, Relentless shows you how even the best get better . . . and how you can too.
from Grover, Tim S., ISBN: 9781476714202
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Basketball: A Love StoryBasketball: A Love Story
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERInspired by a major ESPN film series, this is an extraordinary oral history of basketball—its eye-opening untold history, its profound deeper meaning, its transformative influence on the world—as told through an unprecedented series of candid conversations with the game’s ultimate icons.   This is the greatest love story never told. It has passion and heartbreak, triumph and betrayal. It is deeply intimate yet crosses oceans, upends lives and changes nations. This is the true story of basketball.   It is the story of a Canadian invention that took over America, and the world. Of a supposed “white man’s sport” that became a way for people of color, women, and immigrants to claim a new place in society. Of a game that demands everything of those who love it, yet gives so much back in return.   To tell this story, acclaimed journalists Jackie MacMullan, Rafe Bartholomew and Dan Klores embarked on a groundbreaking mission to interview a staggering lineup of basketball trailblazers. For the first time hundreds of legends, from Kobe, Lebron and Steph Curry to Magic Johnson, Dr. J and Jerry West, spoke movingly about their greatest passion. Iconic coaches like Phil Jackson and Coach K opened up like never before. Those who shattered glass ceilings, from Bill Russell and Yao Ming to Cheryl Miller and Lisa Leslie, explained what it really took to lay claim to their place in the game.   At once a definitive oral history and something far more revelatory and life affirming, Basketball: A Love Story is the defining untold oral history of how basketball came to be, and what it means to those who love it.
from MacMullan, Jackie, ISBN: 9781524761783
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Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the CourtWooden: A Lifetime of Observations and…
NATIONAL BESTSELLER"I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs."--John Wooden Evoking days gone by when coaches were respected as much for their off-court performances as for their success on the court, Wooden presents the timeless wisdom of legendary basketball coach John Wooden.In honest and telling passages about virtually every aspect of life, Coach shares his personal philosophy on family, achievement, success, and excellence. Raised on a small farm in south-central Indiana, he offers lessons and wisdom learned throughout his career at UCLA, and life as a dedicated husband, father, and teacher.These lessons, along with personal letters from Bill Walton, Denny Crum, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Bob Costas, among others, have made Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections on and off the Court an inspirational classic.Amazon.com Review:Coach Wooden's remarkable 10 national basketball championships in 12 years at UCLA speak for themselves. In Wooden, the coach--quiet, thoughtful, and introspective throughout his distinguished career--finally speaks forhimself, and he's well worth hearing. Wooden is a modern chapbook of inspiration and good sense that reveals the hard-court philosopher behind it as a man of character, conviction, decency, and straightforwardness. There are no complex ideas, just little beams of light filtered through anecdotes that project the kinds of simple, immutable truths that in the end touch nothing but net.
from Wooden, John, ISBN: 9780809230419
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Bodybuilding & Weightlifting

Jim Stoppani's Encyclopedia of Muscle & StrengthJim Stoppani's Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength
This is the complete training guide to a better body. At last, a research-based book that covers all facets of optimising the development of muscle and strength. Containing 382 exercises covering for 13 muscle groups and the whole body, it shows the proper technique for each exercise, tailored to the type of resistance used, be it free weights, weight machines or body weight. In addition, each of the 116 training programmes is rated according to workout duration, the projected time frame for achieving measurable results, level of difficulty and overall effectiveness. Muscle & Fitness Magazine's senior science editor Jim Stoppani covers each topic in detail and his advice will help overcome any problem or plateau.
from Stoppani, PhD Jim, ISBN: 9781450459747
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Women's Strength Training AnatomyWomen's Strength Training Anatomy
With information on strengthening and toning the legs, buttocks, abs, and back, "Women's Strength Training Anatomy" provides full-color, detailed anatomical illustrations of exercises for these hard-to-shape areas. What makes this book unique is that readers can see the muscles at work during each exercise, like an X ray of the body in motion. Are there definite anatomical differences in the way men and women should build their bodies? According to the best-selling author and illustrator of "Strength Training Anatomy", the answer is an overwhelming yes! Exercise variations based on a woman's unique anatomical features are also covered, helping to isolate muscles and make each exercise more effective. Make your workouts work harder for you! If you work out to strengthen and shape your body or if you help women get stronger and more defined, this is one book you need for understanding the female form and getting the most from your exercises.
from Delavier, Frederic, ISBN: 9780736048132
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The Ultimate Diet Revolution: Your Metabolism MakeoverThe Ultimate Diet Revolution: Your Metabolism…
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author A breakthrough weight-loss guide based on the very latest research that reveals the surprising truth about your metabolism and how you can change it forever, making you lose weight quickly once and for all In The Ultimate Diet Revolution, celebrity trainer Jim Karas transforms metabolism the foundation of your ability to lose weight with his uniquely designed program that blasts through your stored fat, burning it each and every minute whether you are awake or asleep, sitting at your desk or on the move. Jim’s proven eating plan is the perfect ingredient to fuel your metabolic furnace. The REVVED exercise program features moves that create long, lean muscles essential elements needed to shift your metabolism into high gear. REVVED provides the ultimate internal environment for accelerated weight loss and an explosion of energy. The REVVED program is a comprehensive, life-changing plan that features a delicious and satisfying diet coupled with a unique exercise program. You will lose weight no doubt about it. But you will also get other powerful benefits, such as: • more energy • a reduced level of stress • increased oxygen flow Through the body and directly to the brain Revved is a radically different weight-loss program, tailor-made for people looking for real and rapid results who are serious about making lasting changes in their bodies and their lives.
from Jim Karas, ISBN: 9780062321589
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Combat Sports & Self-Defence

Let's Crack CDS Exam - Combined Defence Services Examination [Free eBooks Inside]Let's Crack CDS Exam - Combined Defence Services…
Once in a life, we all aspire to join Indian Defence forces and to serve the country in the best way possible. Since childhood, we have all been fascinated by the uniforms, discipline and quality of their commendable honesty and work. To belong to this honourable organisation would add value and purpose to life. Here we present our sincere effort to help you reach your goal with purpose and dedication. Getting through the degree course of 3/4 years in itself is a task worthy of appreciation. On completion or in the final year of the course one may apply for the CDS examination and since you already hold this book in your hand, you are most likely an aspirant. The exam requires you to be knowledgeable of the 3/4 years of degree curriculum along with keen general knowledge. Understanding the needs of the student our experts have compiled this comprehensive book to give you a holistic approach specifically designed to help crack the CDS exam. Our experts are well experienced with the preparation of material for various national level competitive exams. Our aim through the publishing of this book is to present you a single source– a one-stop solution to help you with revision and to crack the CDS exam.This book is written in simple language and focuses on laying the ground for fundamentals, providing shortcuts and easy to remember methods. The material is divided topic wise and each topic is followed by a set of practice questions to assess what you have learnt. Answer keys to all practice questions are given. We have covered all topics including Elementary Mathematics, English, General Knowledge, Biology, Physics and extra information relevant from exam point of view. We hope that you will find this book most helpful and satisfying in your pursuit of success and be victorious.
from SSBCrack, ISBN: 9788193108734
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Iron Ambition: Lessons I've Learned from the Man Who Made Me a ChampionIron Ambition: Lessons I've Learned from the Man…
The key to Mike Tyson's unprecedented success in the ring and in overcoming the demons that success laid in his path was his relationship with Cus D'Amato. When the well-past-his-prime boxing trainer and 13 year old felon met, D'Amato saw his one last shot at glory and redemption via the young thug. IRON AMBITION is the epic story of that five year relationship as well as a guide to the lessons D'Amato imparted that enabled Tyson to become the most devastating heavyweight in boxing history and, later, to achieve sobriety and intimacy with another person. Cus D'Amato possessed a brilliant mind and a flair for innovation. Well before any sports figure had ever written about Zen or getting in the zone, he realised that the key to success was to achieve a state where thoughts and emotions didn't interfere with a person's intuition. Freed from allowing those thoughts to intrude, D'Amato's successful students reached an exalted level that allowed them to perform at their physical peak. D'Amato also studied fear. Rather than pretending that fear didn't exist for his fighters, he implored them to acknowledge their fear and taught them ways to harness that fear and use it to reach another level of performance. Perhaps most important, D'Amato communicated the vital importance of discipline and schooled Tyson on how to instill discipline in his own life, a skill that has served him to this day. Paradoxically, the very skills D'Amato instilled in Tyson that garnered him untold riches and fame, opened the door to the biggest challenge of the fighter's life, when legions of corrupt bloodsuckers came to prey on him. Only after many years of hard knocks did Tyson return to his roots and use the lessons D'Amato had taught him so long before in the house on the Hudson to restore his sanity and straighten out his life. Tyson's layered path to stability and serenity is a story of uncommon richness and texture
from Mike Tyson, ISBN: 9780751559606
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Kodokan Judo: The Essential Guide to Judo by Its Founder Jigoro KanoKodokan Judo: The Essential Guide to Judo by Its…
Judo, or the Way of Gentleness, an ideal form of physical exercise and a reliable system. of self-defense, was specially created from traditional Japanese martial arts. This book by the creator of Kodokan judo is uniquely comprehensive and the most authoritative guide to this martial art ever published.Over a hundred years ago Jigoro Kano mastered swordsmanship and hand-to-hand combat. Failing to discover any underlying principle, he set about designing a new martial art to reflect the concept of maximum efficiency in the use of physical and mental energy. Today, the concepts and techniques of judo taught at the Kodokan are the ones originally devised by their creator and collected together in this book. Covering everything from the fundamental techniques to prearranged formal exercises for both men and women, the book offers detailed explanations of how techniques are combined in two types of practice: randori (free practice) and kata (the practice of forms). In addition to a discussion of traditional methods of resuscitation, the book concludes with a useful appendix of information on the founder and the Kodokan International Judo Center, and a glossary of judo terminology. Fully illustrated throughout, Kodokan Judo will help students and instructors everywhere to discover the principles, techniques, and spirit of this popular martial art.
from Kano, Jigoro, ISBN: 9781568365398
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Cricket

A Century is not Enough: My Roller-coaster Ride to SuccessA Century is not Enough: My Roller-coaster Ride…
A sporting classic and a manual for livingSourav Ganguly's life has been full of highs and lows. Arguably India's greatest cricket captain, he gave confidence to the team, re-energized them and took India, for the first time, to spectacular overseas victories. But Ganguly's story also came with great challenges - from his early days where he had to wait four long years before being included in the team to the ugly battle with the Australian coach Greg Chappell. He fought his way out of every corner and climbed back up from every defeat, becoming India's ultimate comeback king. What does it take to perform when the pressure is skyhigh? How do you fight back and win? How do you make a name for yourself when you are young and have started the journey which is closest to your heart? As Sourav takes you through his life, he looks at how to overcome challenges and come out a winner. Time and time again.
from Ganguly, Sourav, ISBN: 9789386228567
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The Dhoni Touch: Unravelling the Enigma That Is Mahendra Singh DhoniThe Dhoni Touch: Unravelling the Enigma That Is…
For over a decade, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has captivated the world of cricket and over a billion Indians with his incredible ingenuity as captain, wicketkeeper and batsman. Bharat Sundaresan tracks down the cricketer's closest friends in Ranchi and artfully presents the different shades of Dhoni-the Ranchi boy, the fauji, the diplomat, Chennai's beloved Thala, the wicketkeeping Pythagoras-and lays bare the man underneath. He discovers a certain je ne sais quoi about the man who has a magical ability to transform and elevate everything which comes into his orbit-the Dhoni Touch. Funny, candid, and peppered with delicious anecdotes, The Dhoni Touch reveals an ordinary man living an extraordinary life.'Dhoni is adored, respected, loved wildly, and yet, remains mysterious. Don't we want to know more? I do. And this book by Bharat, a fine journalist, helps'HARSHA BHOGLE'One of India's most stylish and inquisitive cricket writers unleashes an array of helicopter shots to produce the definitive origin story of a player and captain who changed the sport in his country'ALI MARTIN, GUARDIAN
from Sundaresan, Bharat, ISBN: 9780143440062
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No Spin: My AutobiographyNo Spin: My Autobiography
‘My story, without the spin.’From the start of his glittering career in 1992, to his official retirement from all formats of the game in 2013, Shane Warne has long desired to tell his incredible story without compromise. No Spin is that very story. It will offer a compelling intimate voice, true insight and a pitch-side seat to one of cricket’s finest eras, making this one of the ultimate must-have sports autobiographies.Shane is not only one of the greatest living cricket legends: he is as close as the game has had since Botham to a maverick genius on the field and a true rebel spirit off it, who always gives audiences what they want. Despite being the talismanic thorn in England’s side for nearly two decades of regular Ashes defeats, he was also much loved in the UK where he played cricket for Hampshire. He’s also a much-admired figure in India and South Africa. Alongside his mesmerising genius as a bowler, Shane has often been a controversial figure and in this book he's talk with brutal honesty about some of the most challenging times in his life as a player. Honest, thoughtful, fearless and loved by millions, Shane is always his own man and this book is a testament to his brilliant career.
from Shane Warne, ISBN: 9781785037719
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Cycling

It's Not About The Bike: My Journey Back to LifeIt's Not About The Bike: My Journey Back to Life
It’s Not About the Bike was first published in 2000. Detailing Lance Armstrong’s battle with life-threatening testicular cancer and his return to professional cycling, it became a huge bestseller, appealing to fans of cycling as well as cancer survivors inspired by his full and dramatic recovery. Dogged by suspicion and allegations of doping throughout his career, in January 2013 in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong admitted to having taken performance enhancing drugs during all seven of the Tours de France in which he competed. The UCI, the world governing body for cycling, stripped him of his titles.
from Armstrong, Lance, ISBN: 9780224060875
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Lance Armstrong: Tour de ForceLance Armstrong: Tour de Force
Lance Armstrong rewrote the record books in 2005 when he won the Tour de France for an unprecedented seventh time. Daniel Coyle followed his progress, throughout that season, examining what made him push himself to the limit of his endurance, for his bestselling book Tour de Force now fully updated with his celebrated return to the Tour in 2009.The world’s most challenging athletic endeavour is also one of the biggest and most popular annual sports events in the world. The 2005 race witnessed Texan Lance Armstrong clinch his seventh Tour de France victory – something that no other rider has achieved in the event’s 100-year history.This book looks into the unprecedented build up to the Tour, focusing on Armstrong’s season and on the physical and mental limits of endurance through which he forced himself. Starting off in February when he made his annual move to Girona in Spain where preparation for the Tour becomes all-consuming, all the details of his hypermasochistic training regime will be unveiled, from sleeping in an altitude tent to the miles of gruelling riding through the pain barrier.This ‘inside story’ also involves access to Armstrong’s US Postal Service Team and key rivals in the battle for the Yellow Jersey – among them German Jan Ulrich, American Tyler Hamilton, and Spaniard Joseba Beloki.Above all, Armstrong’s motivational strengths and burning desire to achieve are the focus of a book that celebrates a unique sporting phenomenon – a fascinating look at history in the making and the colourful world of professional road cycling.
from Coyle, Daniel, ISBN: 9780007195282
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The Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Beginners: Everything a new cyclist needs to know to gear up and start ridingThe Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Beginners:…
Bicycling is undergoing a renaissance in this country as millions of people are taking to the streets in this nostalgic, beloved pastime. From purchasing one's first bike to learning all its different components, Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Beginners is the go-to guide for any beginning cyclist's collection. The vast territory of cycling and its facets will become a welcome terrain for any rider who wants to ride smarter, faster, and safer using this incredible wealth of knowledge. As the sales of new bicycles increase every year, these helpful tips will educate and inform beginning cyclists so they perform to the maximum potential, all while having fun.Trusted bicycle consultant Tori Bortman distills the essentials every beginning cyclist needs to know. She covers different types of rides, the components of bicycles, proper cycling clothing and equipment, basic road skills, nutrition, training, maintenance, and how to ride for a cause. She also explores how to approach cycling from the conceptual beginnings into tangible, real-time facts about riding as a new cyclist, as well as elaborating on the bountiful health benefits of cycling, including weight loss, stress reduction, and boosted immunity. This is the ultimate guide to bicycling know-how for beginning cyclists.
from Bortman, Tori, ISBN: 9781623361648
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Equestrian & Animal Sports

Swear Word Coloring Book: The Jungle Adult Coloring Book Featured with Sweary Words & AnimalsSwear Word Coloring Book: The Jungle Adult…
Unique Images This latest adult coloring book is the perfect way to cool down and relax for those with an irreverent sense of humor. Each coloring page is designed for fun and relaxation. Each coloring page is printed on a separate sheet to avoid bleed through. Each swear word is designed with animals in creative patterns. The variety of pages ensures there is something for every skill level. Featuring some of the most inappropriate swear words imaginable, these beautiful designs are a joy to color! These adult coloring books are the perfect way to relieve stress, aid relaxation, and discover your inner-artist. Every coloring page will transport you into a world of your own where your stresses will fade away Single-sided Coloring Pages Each image is printed on a single-side page. Makes the Perfect Gift Surprise that special someone in your life and make them smile. Buy two copies and enjoy coloring together. Buy Now, Start Coloring, and Relax. Scroll to the top of the page and click the buy button.
from Adult Coloring Books, ISBN: 9781945260650
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Seabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and a RacehorseSeabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and a…
Made into a major motion picture starring Toby Maguire and Jeff Daniels.In 1938 one figure received more press coverage than Mussolini, Hitler or Roosevelt. He was a cultural icon and a world-class athlete - and an undersized, crooked-legged racehorse by the name of Seabiscuit.Misunderstood and mishandled, Seabiscuit had spent seasons floundering in the lowest ranks of racing until a chance meeting of three men. Together, they created a champion. This is a story which topped the bestseller charts for over two years a riveting tale of grit, grace, luck and an underdog's stubborn determination to win against all odds.The true story of three men and their dreams for a racehorse - Seabiscuit - which encompasses a pivotal moment in American history: its resurrection from the Depression.
from Laura Hillenbrand, ISBN: 9781841150925
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Calling The Horses: A Racing AutobiographyCalling The Horses: A Racing Autobiography
For decades Peter O'Sullevan was one of the iconic sports commentators, providing the sound track for half a century of horseracing as he called home such legends of the sport as Arkle, Nijinsky, Red Rum and Desert Orchid. His rapid-fire commentary seemed to echo the sound of horses' hooves, and it was not long before he became known as 'The Voice of Racing'. But in addition to his legendary status as a TV personality, Peter O'Sullevan was also a notable journalist and much-admired writer, and it is a measure of his standing both within and beyond the world of racing that his compulsively readable autobiography Calling the Horses, first published in 1989 and reprinted eight times, reached the top of the SUNDAY TIMES non-fiction bestseller list. The most recent edition of Calling the Horses was published in 1994, and the twenty years since then have brought many fresh episodes in the ongoing Peter O'Sullevan story, including the last racing days of his great friend Lester Piggott in 1995, his commentary on the 'Bomb Scare' Grand National of 1997, and his retirement from the BBC. He also describes setting up the Sir Peter O'Sullevan Charitable Trust, which has raised over ?3.5 million for animal welfare charities, as well as offering his appreciation of a new generation of racing heroes, including jockey AP McCoy, who has come to dominate jump racing in a manner unparalleled in any sport, and the wonder-horse Frankel. The heartening news for the legions of Peter O'Sullevan fans is that, despite his years, his enthusiasm for racing is undiminished, and so are the elegance, fluency and wit which infuse his writing style. This new and extensively updated edition of Calling the Horses is a very remarkable book by a very remarkable man.
from O'Sullevan, Peter, ISBN: 9781473606883
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Field Sports

The Jim Corbett OmnibusThe Jim Corbett Omnibus
Man-Eaters of Kumaon, The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, and The Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon , the three classic collections of Corbett's hunting stories, which vividly bring to life the drama and beauty of the jungle and its wildlife are here brought together in a single volume for the first time.
from Corbett Jim, ISBN: 9780195627626
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THE LAST WHITE HUNTER: Reminiscences of a colonial shikariTHE LAST WHITE HUNTER: Reminiscences of a…
This is the extraordinary story of Donald Anderson, son of author Kenneth Anderson, and arguably the last of the shikaris from India s colonial past. From hunting tigers and panthers and angling for the mahseer, to being a stunt double in a Hollywood film, and eventually living his last days in penury, Donald Anderson chronicles his life from 1934 to 2014. The book is evocative of another era and brings to life Donald Anderson s story in a Bangalore that is no more. Times change, and Donald may not have achieved the fame his father attained; but his story is interesting in its own way, and Joshua Mathew does justice to his subject in a fair, sympathetic and very readable biography. Ruskin Bond My own fascination for jungles of Karnataka was nourished by Kenneth Anderson s hunting tales. I had sought his friendship a few years before he died, and wandered in these jungles, listening spell-bound to his tales. He had recounted how, after independence, destruction of India s wildlife and wild lands had accelerated. His son, Donald Anderson, came of age as an aspiring white hunter in that tumultuous period. This book is Donald s own story, told with the same rare candour and robust humour, which characterise his father s writings. Here is a graphic account of Bengaluru, when it was truly Bangalore : the Anglo-Indian society, its vanishing colonial glory, and, in full measure, the destruction of wildlife by the shikaris from yesteryear. I believe naturalists who can now watch wildlife in the comfort- if not luxury- of modern India s protected nature reserves, can learn much from Donald Anderson s rugged adventures. To them, I strongly recommend Mathew s superbly crafted narrative. It captures with great authenticity the fading echoes of the white hunter s voice. Dr. K. Ullas Karanth Technical Director, World Conservation Society Tiger Conservation Program I knew Don Anderson by reputation when I visited the Cauvery river in the 1980s. This is an account of a bygone age, about a man who loved India s forests. Jeremy Wade, author and host of the TV show River Monsters
from Mathew, Joshua, ISBN: 9789385509124
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The Temple Tiger: And More Man-Eaters of KumaonThe Temple Tiger: And More Man-Eaters of Kumaon
This is the last of Jim Corbett's books on his unique and thrilling hunting experiences in the Indian Himalayas. Concluding the narrative begun in the famous Man-Eaters of Kumaon , Corbett writes with an acute awareness of all jungle sights and sounds, his words charged with a great love for human beings that lay within his hunting terrain. These qualities are what make these stories vintage Corbett.
from Corbett Jim, ISBN: 9780195622577
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Golf

David Leadbetter 100% Golf: Unlocking Your True Golf PotentialDavid Leadbetter 100% Golf: Unlocking Your True…
Drawing on a lifetime of playing and teaching the game of golf, David Leadbetter has developed the unique ability to translate very difficult swing concepts and golf fundamentals into easy-to-understand language that will help you to become a more consistent player.David Leadbetter 100% Golf is the defining point of a lifetime's theories, teachings, tips, and drills from the game's greatest and most successful golf coach. This book will help you develop the skills you need to get started or take your game to the next level. From alignment, ball position, and driving to fitness, mental toughness, and problem lies, the lessons in David Leadbetter 100% Golf will improve every aspect of your swing and game.
from Leadbetter, David, ISBN: 9780062720696
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Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of GolfBen Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern…
A timeless classic with nearly one million copies in print, Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons outlines the building blocks of winning golf from one of the all-time masters of the sport—fully illustrated with drawings and diagrams to improve your game instantly.Ben Hogan, one of the greatest golfers in the history of the sport, believed that any golfer with average coordination can learn to break eighty—if one applies oneself patiently and intelligently. With the techniques revealed in this classic book, you can learn how to make your game work from tee to green, step-by-step and stroke by stroke. In each chapter, a different experience-tested fundamental is explained and demonstrated with clear illustrations—as though Hogan were giving you a personal lesson with the same skill and precision that made him a legend. Whether you’re a novice player or an experienced pro, Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons is a must-have reference for anyone who knows that fundamentals are where champions begin.Amazon.com Review:Ben Hogan's premise in this 1957 classic is driven home in bold letters: "THE AVERAGE GOLFER IS ENTIRELY CAPABLE OF BUILDING A REPEATING SWING AND BREAKING 80." Religions are founded on less, and Hogan's detailed analyses and illustrated demonstrations of grip, stance, posture, and the two basic components of the swing make up a sacred book. Though its very simplicity seems dated, this is the tome of technique that should serve as the foundation of every golf library.
from Hogan, Ben, ISBN: 9780671612979
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Tiger Woods: How I Play GolfTiger Woods: How I Play Golf
How I Play Golf' offers a lavishly illustrated instructional book with four-colour photography, original artwork, unique sequential shots of Tiger in action, and easy-to-follow diagrams for golfers of all abilities.Not yet 30, Tiger Woods is already a golfing legend worldwide. Fans everywhere have marvelled at his explosive drives, his accurate approach shots, his steady putter, and most important, how his devastating mental game transcends all the ups and downs of the game of golf.The insights Tiger reveals in HOW I PLAY GOLF are a combination of the physical and psychological practices that Tiger uses daily to keep his game at the top. For fans and followers of Tiger, these secrets will become the gospel of how to improve one's own game.
from Woods, Tiger, ISBN: 9780316729826
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Gymnastics

Tina TumblesTina Tumbles
Tina Tumbles is a delightful story which inspires confidence, focus, and perseverance. After watching gymnasts flip across the T.V. screen, Tina wants to do nothing but gymnastics at all hours of the day. But Tina learns that even a cartwheel is not as easy as it looks. She just can't land on her feet. Now it's time for her first gymnastics lesson. Will Tina gain the confidence she needs to complete the skill without falling?
from Mills, Danielle Soucy, ISBN: 9780991533862
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Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in BalanceCourage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in…
Simone Biles' entrance into the world of gymnastics may have started on a daycare field trip in her hometown of Spring, Texas, but her God-given talent, passion, and perseverance have made her one of the top gymnasts in the world, as well as a four-time winner of Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro. But there is more to Simone than the nineteen medals-fourteen of them gold-and the Olympic successes. Through years of hard work and determination, she has relied on her faith and family to stay focused and positive, while having fun competing at the highest level and doing what she loves. Here, in her own words, Simone takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team. Along the way, Simone shares the details of her inspiring personal story-one filled with the kinds of daily acts of courage that led her, and can lead you, to even the most unlikely of dreams.
from Biles, Simone, ISBN: 9780310759669
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Marathon & Running

What I Talk About When I Talk About RunningWhat I Talk About When I Talk About Running
In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing. Equal parts travelogue, training log, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and settings ranging from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston.By turns funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, this is a must-read for fans of this masterful yet private writer as well as for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in distance running.
from Murakami, Haruki, ISBN: 9780099526155
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Born to Run: The hidden tribe, the ultra-runners, and the greatest race the world has never seenBorn to Run: The hidden tribe, the…
About The BookBorn To Run: The Hidden Tribe, The Ultra-Runners and The Greatest Race The World Has Never Seen is centrally focused on a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians called the Tarahumara. These nomadic folk lived quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world.Taking you all the way back to 1993, the author Christopher McDougall describes one of the Mexican Indians in particular, who was aged 57 and came first in first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals.In an attempt to unravel the secrets of the tribe, the author and his group of the world's top ultra-runners make the treacherous journey into the canyons. McDougall narrates the story of his adventure with incredible energy and smart observation, while finding out the recipe to being an incredible runner.His quest takes him to labs at Harvard, Nike and elsewhere, bringing him face to face with a varied assortment of people, including one woman who is the world-record holder for 100 miles and did her encore run in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark.Nothing short of fascinating and inspiring, Born To Run: The Hidden Tribe, The Ultra-Runners and The Greatest Race The World Has Never Seen is destined to become a classic. McDougall uncovers the tribe worthy of the pioneering drifters that fired the American spirit and sends you on a state of bliss that runners very rarely experience in the midst of an endless run. This book was published on 15 April 2010 and is available in paperback.Key Features The author and his team of of the world's top ultra-runners discover the secrets of incredible running from a Mexican Indian tribe. Includes accounts of the author's encounters at various other labs for finding this secret.
from McDougall, Christopher, ISBN: 9781861978776
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Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human PerformanceEndure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic…
This book is amazing ’ Malcolm Gladwell ‘if you want to gain insight into the mind of great athletes, adventurers and peak performers then prepare to be enthralled by Alex Hutchinson's endure. ’ – Bear GryllsHow high or far or fast can humans go? And what about individual potential, what defines a person’s limits? From running a two-hour marathon to summiting mount Everest, we’re fascinated by the extremes of human endurance, constantly testing both our physical and psychological limits. in endure Alex Hutchinson, ph. D., Reveals why our individual limits may be determined as much by our head and heart, as by our muscles. He presents an overview of science’s search for understanding human fatigue, from crude experiments with electricity and frogs’ legs to sophisticated brain imaging technology. Going beyond the traditional mechanical view of human limits, he instead argues that a key element in endurance is how the brain responds to distress signals whether heat or cold or muscles screaming with lactic acid and reveals that we can train to improve brain response. An Elite distance runner himself, Hutchinson takes us to the forefront of the new sports psychology brain electrode jolts, computer-based training, subliminal messaging and presents startling new discoveries enhancing the performance of athletes today, showing us how anyone can utilize these tactics to bolster their own performance and get the most out of their bodies.
from Alex Hutchinson, ISBN: 9780008277062
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Motor Sports

Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: 40th Anniversary EditionZen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: 40th…
Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. Resonant with the confusions of existence, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a touching and transcendent book of life.
from Pirsig, Robert, ISBN: 9780099598169
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Marc MarquezMarc Marquez
‘He has all the potential to become the greatest of all time’ Valentino Rossi, nine-time world championMarc Márquez is a phenomenon in the world of motorsports. In his first season in MotoGP, at the tender age of 20, he achieved the extraordinary by becoming the youngest world champion ever. He’s currently dominating in his second season, and is set to become the greatest the sport has ever seen. In his first official biography - fully-illustrated with many unseen photographs - Marc offers an exclusive insight into his first year racing in the premier class and his historic championship win. Through the words of his team, his family and his rivals for the title, we begin to understand the answer to his remarkable success. It’s the story of Marc’s greatest risks and challenges, from vision problems that put a halt on his career to the huge crash in May that saw him flying off his bike at a staggering speed of 175 mph. But Marc continues to rewrite history, earning titles with his fearless racing and winning fans with his boyish charm and famous smile – and smashing every record along the way.
from Marquez, Marc, ISBN: 9780091960391
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How to Build a Car: The Autobiography of the World’s Greatest Formula 1 DesignerHow to Build a Car: The Autobiography of the…
Adrian has a unique gift for understanding drivers and racing cars. He is ultra competitive but never forgets to have fun. An immensely likeable man. ' Damon HillThe world’s foremost designer in Formula One, Adrian Newey OBE is arguably one of Britain’s greatest engineers and this is his fascinating, powerful memoir. How to Build a Car explores the story of Adrian’s unrivalled 35-year career in Formula One through the prism of the cars he has designed, the drivers he has worked alongside and the races in which he’s been involved. A true engineering genius, even in adolescence Adrian’s thoughts naturally emerged in shape and form – he began sketching his own car designs at the age of 12 and took a welding course in his school summer holidays. From his early career in Indy Car racing and on to his unparalleled success in Formula One, we learn in comprehensive, engaging and highly entertaining detail how a car actually works. Adrian has designed for the likes of Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, always with a shark-like purity of purpose: to make thecar go faster. And while his career has been marked by unbelievable triumphs, there have also been deep tragedies; most notably Ayrton Senna’s death during his time at Williams in 1994. Beautifully illustrated with never-before-seen drawings, How to Build a Car encapsulates, through Adrian’s remarkable life story, precisely what makes Formula One so thrilling – its potential for the total synchronicity of man and machine, the perfect combination of style, efficiency and speed.
from Adrian Newey, ISBN: 9780008196806
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Pool, Billiards & Snooker

Black Farce and Cue Ball Wizards: The Inside Story of the Snooker WorldBlack Farce and Cue Ball Wizards: The Inside…
Throughout its chequered history, snooker has had more than its fair share of heroes and villains, champions and chumps, rascals and rip-off artists. In the last 20 years, every sleazy scandal imaginable has attached itself to this raffish sport: corruption, match fixing, bribery, sex, recreational drugs, performance-enhancing drugs, ballot rigging, fraud, theft, domestic violence, common-or-garden violence, paranoid politicking, dirty tricks - all against a background of inept petty tsars fixated on the pursuit, retention and abuse of power. In Black Farce and Cue Ball Wizards, Clive Everton recounts the glory and despair, the dreams and disillusion, and the treachery and greed that have characterised the game since it was invented as an innocent diversion by British Army officers in India in the nineteenth century. He tells the true and unexpurgated tale of snooker's transformation into a television success story second only to football and exposes how its potential has been shamefully squandered.
from Everton, Clive, ISBN: 9781780575681
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Running: The AutobiographyRunning: The Autobiography
World Snooker Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan's frank and honest account of his astonishingly dramatic life.I used to rely on drugs and alcohol to keep me going, but now I've got the healthiest addiction going - running.This book explains how running has helped me to fight my demons - my addictive personality, depression, my dad's murder conviction, the painful break-up with the mother of my children - and allowed me to win five World Snooker Championships.It is also about all of the great things in my life - my kids, snooker, my dad's release from prison, great mates who have helped me, and the psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters, who has taught me how not to run away when things get tough.Finally, it's about what it's like to get the buzz - from running, from snooker, from life. Because when it comes down to it, everyone needs something to drive them on.
from O'Sullivan, Ronnie, ISBN: 9781409147398
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Snooker and Billiards: Techniques, Tactics, Training (Crowood Sports Guides)Snooker and Billiards: Techniques, Tactics,…
'Crowood Sports Guides' provide sound, practical advice that will help make you a better player whether you are learning the basic skills, discovering more advanced techniques and tactics or reviewing the fundamentals of your game.
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Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a NationPlaying the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game…
As the day of the final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup dawned, and the Springboks faced New Zealand's all-conquering All Blacks, more was at stake than a sporting trophy. When Nelson Mandela appeared wearing a Springboks jersey and led the all-white Afrikaner-dominated team in singing South Africa's new national anthem, he conquered the hearts of white South Africa. Playing the Enemy tells the extraordinary human story of how that moment became possible. It shows how a sport, once the preserve of South Africa's Afrikaans-speaking minority, came to unify the new rainbow nation, and tells of how - just occasionally - something as simple as a game really can help people to rise above themselves and see beyond their differences.
from Carlin, John, ISBN: 9781848876590
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Legacy: 15 Lessons in LeadershipLegacy: 15 Lessons in Leadership
Champions do extra. They sweep the sheds. They follow the spearhead. They keep a blue head. They are good ancestors. In Legacy, best-selling author James Kerr goes deep into the heart of the world's most successful sporting team, the legendary All Blacks of New Zealand, to reveal 15 powerful and practical lessons for leadership and business. Legacy is a unique, inspiring handbook for leaders in all fields and asks: What are the secrets of success - sustained success? How do you achieve world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year? How do you handle pressure? How do you train to win at the highest level? What do you leave behind you after you're gone? What will be your legacy?
from James Kerr, ISBN: 9781472103536
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Skateboarding & Rollerblading

In-line SkatingIn-line Skating
You'll find: advice on the latest in-line equipment; 104 photos and illustrations showing skating technique; 39 drills and exercises; two performance training programs for in-line racing; roller hockey rules, drills, and descriptions of necessary equipment; and tips on street and vertical skating. Whether you're new to in-line or just looking to expand your skating skills, In-Line Skating has it all. Fitness and skating author Mark Powell teams up with racing and equipment expert John Svensson to help you get the most out of in-line.
from Powell, Mark, ISBN: 9780880116596
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Speed on SkatesSpeed on Skates
Become a smoother, faster, and better-conditioned skater-on asphalt and on ice. Speed on Skates, the most comprehensive and in-depth book ever written on in-line and ice speedskating, gives you the instruction and drills to master basic to advanced techniques. Elite skater and coach Barry Publow combines the science and art of speedskating as he covers every discipline: - In-line-indoor and outdoor - Long track - Short track - Marathon skating First, Publow explains and demonstrates the mechanics of efficient skating form with regard to basic body position, push-off, glide, stroke recovery, weight transfer, crossover steps, and turn mechanics for both in-line and ice speedskating. He also presents straightaway, cornering, and double-push drills plus advanced in-line techniques. Next, Publow shares training methods proven to improve the quality of your workouts and produce the best skating performance. He breaks down the components of an effective conditioning program and highlights the most beneficial training exercises for skaters. Individual chapters focus on heart rate training, interval training, power training, building strength and muscular endurance, and stretching and flexibility. This section concludes with year-round training plans specifying off-season, preparatory phase, and competitive season activities and workloads for in-line and ice skaters. Now that you're in shape to compete, Publow shifts his sights to racing. From selecting the proper equipment to using effective solo strategies and team tactics, you'll learn how to get the edge in both safety and speed! Equally valuable for first-time competitors and elite racers, Speed on Skates is the best and most complete guide to speedskating technique, training, and racing. A must for athletes, coaches too will find the book a valuable tool for training their skaters to a higher level of performance.
from Publow, Barry, ISBN: 9780880117210
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Soccer

Ronaldo - 2018 Updated Edition: The Obsession For Perfection (Luca Caioli)Ronaldo - 2018 Updated Edition: The Obsession…
A three-time winner of the FIFA Ballon d'Or, Cristiano Ronaldo's status as a footballing superstar is unquestionable. His insatiable desire to succeed and to improve himself year-after-year has seen him win almost everything there is to win in the game, including his first international silverware: a Euro 2016 winner's medal. Here, Madrid-based journalist Luca Caioli tells the inside story of the global superstar, featuring insights from those who know him best: coaches, teammates, girlfriends and even the man himself. Updated to include all the action from the 2016/17 season, the year after he claimed his third Champions League winner's medal and became the tournament's all-time top goalscorer. Ronaldo lays bare the career of a modern footballing icon.
from Caioli, Luca, ISBN: 9781785782312
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The Illustrated History of Football World Cup 1930-2018: Collector's EditionThe Illustrated History of Football World Cup…
The Illustrated History of Football World Cup 1930-2018, brings together the best moments of all the Football World Cups. The book showcases distinctive caricatures of the most iconic players, the most spectacular goals and the most poignant scenes, accompanied by facts and gripping background stories. The book is the perfect Football World Cup primer in comic style for fans young and old.
from Christopher Fritz, ISBN: 9789387779259
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The Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False NinesThe Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics,…
An absolutely essential book for every modern football fan, about the development of Premier League tactics, published to coincide with 25 years of the competition.Back in 1992, English football was stuck in the dark ages, emerging from a five-year ban from European competition. The game was physical, bruising and attritional, based on strength over speed, aggression over finesse. It was the era of the midfield general, reducers, big men up front and getting it in the mixer; 4-4-2 was the order of the day. Few teams experimented tactically.And then, almost overnight, it all changed. The creation of the Premier League coincided with one of the most seismic rule changes in football history: the abolition of the back-pass. Suddenly defenders had no-get-out-of-jail-free card, goalkeepers had to be able to field and play the ball and the pace of the game quickened immeasurably. Tactics evolved dramatically, helped by an increased foreign influence.The Mixer is the first book to delve deep into the tactical story of the Premier League, and take a long view of how the game has developed over the last quarter century. From Ferguson’s directness to Keegan’s relentlessly attacking Newcastle outfit, to Mourinho’s cagey, reactive Chelsea, all the way to Ranieri’s counter-attacking champions, The Mixer is one of the most entertaining, rich and knowledgeable football books ever written.
from Cox, Michael, ISBN: 9780008215552
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Sporting Events & Organisations

The Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False NinesThe Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics,…
An absolutely essential book for every modern football fan, about the development of Premier League tactics, published to coincide with 25 years of the competition.Back in 1992, English football was stuck in the dark ages, emerging from a five-year ban from European competition. The game was physical, bruising and attritional, based on strength over speed, aggression over finesse. It was the era of the midfield general, reducers, big men up front and getting it in the mixer; 4-4-2 was the order of the day. Few teams experimented tactically.And then, almost overnight, it all changed. The creation of the Premier League coincided with one of the most seismic rule changes in football history: the abolition of the back-pass. Suddenly defenders had no-get-out-of-jail-free card, goalkeepers had to be able to field and play the ball and the pace of the game quickened immeasurably. Tactics evolved dramatically, helped by an increased foreign influence.The Mixer is the first book to delve deep into the tactical story of the Premier League, and take a long view of how the game has developed over the last quarter century. From Ferguson’s directness to Keegan’s relentlessly attacking Newcastle outfit, to Mourinho’s cagey, reactive Chelsea, all the way to Ranieri’s counter-attacking champions, The Mixer is one of the most entertaining, rich and knowledgeable football books ever written.
from Cox, Michael, ISBN: 9780008215552
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The Talent Lab: The secret to finding, creating and sustaining successThe Talent Lab: The secret to finding, creating…
Simon Timson and Chelsea Warr were the Performance Directors of UK Sport, tasked with the outrageous objective of delivering even greater success to Team GB and Paralympic GB at Rio than in 2012. Something no other host nation had ever achieved in the next Games. In The Talent Lab, Owen Slot brings unique access to Team GB’s intelligence, sharing for the first time the incredible breakthroughs and insights they discovered that often extend way beyond sport. Using lessons from organisations as far afield as the Yehudi Menuhin School of Music, the NFL Draft, the Royal College of Surgeons and the SAS, it shows how talent can be discovered, created, shaped and sustained. Charting the success of the likes of Chris Hoy, Max Whitlock, Adam Peaty, Ed Clancy, Lizzy Yarnold, Dave Henson, Tom Daley, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Katherine Grainger, the Brownlee Brothers, Helen Glover, Anthony Joshua and the women’s hockey team, The Talent Lab tells just how it was done and how any team, business or individual might learn from it.
from Slot, Owen, ISBN: 9781785031779
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The Boys In The BoatThe Boys In The Boat
Cast aside by his family at an early age, abandoned and left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State, young Joe Rantz turns to rowing as a way of escaping his past. What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe and eight other working-class boys exchange the sweat and dust of life in 1930s America for the promise of glory at the heart of Hitler’s Berlin. Stroke by stroke, a remarkable young man strives to regain his shattered self-regard, to dare again to trust in others – and to find his way back home. Told against the backdrop of the Great Depression, Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat is narrative non-fiction of the first order; a personal story full of lyricism and unexpected beauty that rises above the grand sweep of history, and captures instead the purest essence of what it means to be alive. ‘I really can't rave enough about this book . . . I read the last fifty pages with white knuckles, and the last twenty-five with tears in my eyes’ David Laskin, author of The Children's Blizzard and The Long Way Home
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Tennis

Rafa: My StoryRafa: My Story
About The BookRafa: My Story written by Rafael Nadal and John Carlin is an astonishing account through the eyes of the elite tennis player. This autobiography, serves up a smashing report of his life - on and off the court. It provides revealing insights about a supreme athlete known for his reticence and modesty.Born in Mallorca, a tiny island off the coast of Spain, is where he returns to rejuvenate his mind and body after gruelling tennis seasons the year around. What's revealed here, however, is a much more complex figure susceptible to all kinds of anxieties and an individual who without the love and support of his family, would not be the athlete he is today. All this has contributed to the phenom becoming the youngest competitor ever to complete a career Grand Slam - just at the age of 24.Yet we learn, the greatest adversary in Nadal's life, has not been Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer, or any of the other menacing opponents he has had to confront on the opposite side of the net. Moreover, it has been his beloved uncle, Toni - a sharp, pugnacious man who has been by his side as his coach since Nadal was four years old.The compelling tale volleys back and forth in first and third person narrative, constantly building momentum and adding insight into the depth of his battles. For instance, the 2008 Wimbledon final between Nadal and Federer is played out shot by shot over several riveting chapters. This autobiography provides readers with an over-the-shoulder invitation into the thought process of one the greatest tennis players in the world. A winning endeavor bound with intellect and elation, Rafa: My Story brings readers on to his triumphant, yet dramatic journey. It was published on 10 June, 2012 and is available in paperback.
from Nadal, Rafael, ISBN: 9780751547733
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Open: An AutobiographyOpen: An Autobiography
He is one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court – but from early childhood Andre Agassi hated the game.Coaxed to swing a racket while still in the crib, forced to hit hundreds of balls a day while still in grade school, Agassi resented the constant pressure even as he drove himself to become a prodigy, an inner conflict that would define him. Now, in his beautiful, haunting autobiography, Agassi tells the story of a life framed by such conflicts.Agassi makes us feel his panic as an undersized seven-year-old in Las Vegas, practicing all day under the obsessive gaze of his violent father. We see him at thirteen, banished to a Florida tennis camp. Lonely, scared, a ninth-grade dropout, he rebels in ways that will soon make him a 1980s icon. By the time he turns pro at sixteen, his new look promises to change tennis forever, as does his lightning fast return.And yet, despite his raw talent, he struggles early on. We feel his confusion as he loses to the world's best, his greater confusion as he starts to win. After stumbling in three Grand Slam finals, Agassi shocks the world, and himself, by capturing the 1992 Wimbledon. Overnight he becomes a fan favorite and a media target.Agassi brings a near-photographic memory to every pivotal match, and every public relationship. Alongside vivid portraits of rivals, Agassi gives unstinting accounts of his brief time with Barbra Streisand and his doomed marriage to Brooke Shields. He reveals the depression that shatters his confidence, and the mistake that nearly costs him everything. Finally, he recounts his spectacular resurrection and his march to become the oldest man ever ranked number one.In clear, taut prose, Agassi evokes his loyal brother, his wise coach, his gentle trainer, all the people who help him regain his balance and find love at last with Stefanie Graf.With its breakneck tempo and raw candor, Open will be read and cherished for years. A treat for ardent fans, it will also captivate readers who know nothing about tennis. Like Agassi's game, it sets a new standard for grace, style, speed and power.
from Agassi, Andre, ISBN: 9780007416790
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The Inner Game of Tennis: The ultimate guide to the mental side of peak performanceThe Inner Game of Tennis: The ultimate guide to…
How to improve your game and discover your true potential by increasing your concentration, willpower and confidence Described by Billie Jean King as her 'tennis bible', Timothy Gallwey's multi-million bestseller, including a new introduction from acclaimed sports psychologist Geoff Beattie, has been a phenomenon for players of all abilities since it was first published in 1972. Instead of concentrating on how to improve your technique, it starts from the understanding that 'every game is composed of two parts, an outer game and an inner game'. The former is played against opponents on the court, but the latter is a battle within ourselves as we try and overcome self-doubt and anxiety. It is often won or lost before a ball has been hit. Gallwey's revolutionary approach, built on a foundation of Zen thinking and humanistic psychology, will teach you how to develop your concentration, work on your gamesmanship and help you break bad habits. You will also learn how to trust yourself on the court and how to maintain clarity of mind throughout the match, giving you a clear psychological advantage over your opponent. Whether you are an amateur or a pro, The Inner Game of Tennis is essential reading for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning. It is guaranteed to change the way you play tennis forever.
from Timothy Gallwey, W, ISBN: 9781447288503
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Training & Coaching

Relentless: From Good to Great to UnstoppableRelentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable
For more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats—Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds of relentless competitors in sports, business, and every walk of life—and made them greater. Now, for the first time ever, he reveals what it takes to achieve total mental and physical dominance, showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire.Direct, blunt, and brutally honest, Grover breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable: you keep going when everyone else is giving up, you thrive under pressure, you never let your emotions make you weak. In “The Relentless 13,” he details the essential traits shared by the most intense competitors and achievers in sports, business, and all walks of life. Relentless shows you how to trust your instincts and get in the Zone; how to control and adapt to any situation; how to find your opponent’s weakness and attack. Grover gives you the same advice he gives his world-class clients—“don’t think”—and shows you that anything is possible. Packed with previously untold stories and unparalleled insight into the psyches of the most successful and accomplished athletes of our time, Relentless shows you how even the best get better . . . and how you can too.
from Grover, Tim S., ISBN: 9781476714202
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Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of PracticeBounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of…
From the author of You Are Awesome: Find Your Confidence and Dare to be Brilliant at (Almost) AnythingEssential reading for an astounding summer of sport; If you’ve ever wondered what makes a champion, Bounce has the answer.What are the real secrets of sporting success, and what lessons do they offer about life? Why doesn’t Tiger Woods “choke”? Why are the best figure skaters those that have fallen over the most and why has one small street in Reading produced more top table tennis players than the rest of the country put together.Two-time Olympian and sports writer and broadcaster Matthew Syed draws on the latest in neuroscience and psychology to uncover the secrets of our top athletes and introduces us to an extraordinary cast of characters, including the East German athlete who became a man, and her husband – and the three Hungarian sisters who are all chess grandmasters. Bounce is crammed with fascinating stories and statistics.Looking at controversial questions such as whether talent is more important than practice, drugs in sport (and life) and whether black people really are faster runners, the mind-bending Bounce is a must-read for the hardened sports nut or brand new convert.
from Syed, Matthew, ISBN: 9780007350544
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The Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False NinesThe Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics,…
An absolutely essential book for every modern football fan, about the development of Premier League tactics, published to coincide with 25 years of the competition.Back in 1992, English football was stuck in the dark ages, emerging from a five-year ban from European competition. The game was physical, bruising and attritional, based on strength over speed, aggression over finesse. It was the era of the midfield general, reducers, big men up front and getting it in the mixer; 4-4-2 was the order of the day. Few teams experimented tactically.And then, almost overnight, it all changed. The creation of the Premier League coincided with one of the most seismic rule changes in football history: the abolition of the back-pass. Suddenly defenders had no-get-out-of-jail-free card, goalkeepers had to be able to field and play the ball and the pace of the game quickened immeasurably. Tactics evolved dramatically, helped by an increased foreign influence.The Mixer is the first book to delve deep into the tactical story of the Premier League, and take a long view of how the game has developed over the last quarter century. From Ferguson’s directness to Keegan’s relentlessly attacking Newcastle outfit, to Mourinho’s cagey, reactive Chelsea, all the way to Ranieri’s counter-attacking champions, The Mixer is one of the most entertaining, rich and knowledgeable football books ever written.
from Cox, Michael, ISBN: 9780008215552
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Triathlon

The Big Book of Endurance Training and RacingThe Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing
Are you a triathlete, runner, cyclist, swimmer, cross-country skier, or other athlete seeking greater endurance? The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing teaches athletes how to stay healthy, achieve optimal athletic potential, and be injury-free for many productive years. Dr. Philip Maffetone's approach to endurance offers a truly "individualized" outlook and unique system that emphasizes building a strong aerobic base for increased fat burning, weight loss, sustained energy, and a healthy immune system. Good nutrition and stress reduction are also key to this commonsense, big-picture approach. In addition, Dr. Maffetone dispels many of the commonly held myths that linger in participatory sports--and which adversely impact performance--and explains the "truths" about endurance, such as: The need to train slower to race faster will enable your aerobic system to improve endurance Why expensive running shoes can actually cause foot and leg injuries The fact that refined carbohydrates actually reduce endurance energy and disrupt hormone balance And more. If you are looking to increase your endurance and maximize your athletic potential, The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing is your one-stop guide to training and racing effectively.
from Maffetone, Philip, ISBN: 9781616080655
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The Endurance Handbook: How to Achieve Athletic Potential, Stay Healthy, and Get the Most Out of Your BodyThe Endurance Handbook: How to Achieve Athletic…
Are you a triathlete, runner, cyclist, swimmer, cross-country skier, or other athlete seeking greater endurance? The Endurance Handbook teaches athletes how to stay healthy, achieve optimal athletic potential, and be injury-free for many productive years. Dr. Philip Maffetone's approach to endurance offers a truly "individualized" outlook and unique system that he has refined over three decades of training and treating athletes, ranging from world champions to weekend warriors. Maffetone's training and racing philosophy emphasizes building a strong aerobic base for increased fat burning, weight loss, sustained energy, and a healthy immune system. Good nutrition and stress reduction are also key to this common-sense, big-picture approach. Dr. Maffetone also dispels many of the commonly held myths that linger in participatory sports--and which adversely impact performance--and explains the "truths" about endurance, such as: The need to train slower to race faster will enable your aerobic system to improve endurance Why expensive running shoes can actually cause foot and leg injuries The fact that refined carbohydrates actually reduce endurance energy and disrupt hormone balance How overtraining can be avoided in its earliest stages And much more! If you are looking to increase your endurance and maximize your athletic potential, The Endurance Handbook is your one-stop guide to training and racing effectively. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports--books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
from Maffetone, Philip, ISBN: 9781632204981
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You Are an Ironman: How Six Weekend Warriors Chased Their Dream of Finishing the World's Toughest TriathlonYou Are an Ironman: How Six Weekend Warriors…
A New York Times bestselling author takes readers inside the Ironman triathlon. As he did so masterfully in his New York Times bestseller, The Gatekeepers, Jacques Steinberg creates a compelling portrait of people obsessed with reaching a life-defining goal. In this instance, the target is an Ironman triathlon-a 2.4-mile open-water swim followed by a 112-mile bike ride, then finally a 26-mile marathon run, all of which must be completed in no more than seventeen hours.Steinberg focuses not on the professionals who live off the prize money and sponsorships but on a handful of triathletes who regard the sport as a hobby. Vividly capturing the grueling preparation, the suspense of completing each event of the triathlon, and the spectacular feats of human endurance, Steinberg plumbs the physical and emotional toll as well as the psychological payoff on the participants of the Ford Ironman Arizona 2009. His You Are an Ironman is both a riveting sports narrative and a fascinating, behind-the scenes study of what makes these athletes keep going..
from Steinberg, Jacques, ISBN: 9780143122074
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Water Sports

Australia 19 (Travel Guide)Australia 19 (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet Australia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip and what hidden discoveries await you. Cruise magnificent Sydney Harbour, grab a coffee in a Melbourne laneway or head off on an outback adventure; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Australia and begin your journey now!Inside Lonely Planet Australia Travel Guide:• Colour maps and images throughout• Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests• Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots• Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices• Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss• Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, politics, Aboriginal Australia, environment, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, wine, sports, outdoor activities.• Free, convenient pull-out Sydney map (included in print version), plus over 150 maps• Covers Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, Perth, Darwin, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, Western Australia, the outback and more.
from Lonely Planet, ISBN: 9781786572370
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Sailing Alone Around the WorldSailing Alone Around the World
"The classic of its kind." —Travel World"One of the most readable books in the whole library of adventure." —Sports Illustrated"The finest single-handed adventure story yet written." —SeafarerChallenged by an expert who said it couldn't be done, Joshua Slocum, an indomitable New England sea captain, set out in April of 1895 to prove that a man could sail alone around the world. 46,000 miles and a little over 3 years later, the proof was complete: Captain Slocum had performed the epic "first" single-handedly in a trusty 34-foot sloop called the "Spray." This is Slocum's own account of his remarkable adventures during the historic voyage.Slocum writes in a fast-paced, exhilarating style. His almost matter-of-fact descriptions of hazardous episodes and his colorful, often witty observations make this book perhaps the most delightful and absorbing adventure tale in history. Across the Atlantic he sailed, but chased by Moorish pirates off Gibraltar, he decided to circle Cape Horn instead and go around the world the other way! He tells of perils on stormy seas and of numerous harrowing events: his escape from a fleet of hostile canoes; an encounter with Black Pedro, "the worst murderer in Tierra del Fuego"; foiling a nocturnal attack by savages by strewing carpet tacks on the "Spray's" deck; submerged by a great wave off the Patagonian coast; the "rain of blood" in Australia; dodging coral reefs in the South Seas. In Samoa, he was visited by Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson; in South Africa, he talked congenially with Stanley of "Stanley and Livingstone" fame, and met "Oom Paul" Kruger, President of the Transvaal republic. Kruger was incensed when one of his officials described Slocum's voyage as "around the world," since his religious beliefs convinced him that the world was flat!This robust classic of the sea has been widely read ever since its first publication in 1900. It has been reprinted several times and has even been required reading in many schools. This edition (complete with all of the original Thomas Fogarty illustrations) of Captain Slocum's story will prove as enjoyable and thrilling to the present generation of Americans as it was to our fathers and grandfathers.
from Slocum, Joshua, ISBN: 9780486203263
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The Boys In The BoatThe Boys In The Boat
Cast aside by his family at an early age, abandoned and left to fend for himself in the woods of Washington State, young Joe Rantz turns to rowing as a way of escaping his past. What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe and eight other working-class boys exchange the sweat and dust of life in 1930s America for the promise of glory at the heart of Hitler’s Berlin. Stroke by stroke, a remarkable young man strives to regain his shattered self-regard, to dare again to trust in others – and to find his way back home. Told against the backdrop of the Great Depression, Daniel James Brown's The Boys in the Boat is narrative non-fiction of the first order; a personal story full of lyricism and unexpected beauty that rises above the grand sweep of history, and captures instead the purest essence of what it means to be alive. ‘I really can't rave enough about this book . . . I read the last fifty pages with white knuckles, and the last twenty-five with tears in my eyes’ David Laskin, author of The Children's Blizzard and The Long Way Home
from James Brown, Daniel, ISBN: 9781447210986
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Winter Sports

Code of the Samurai: A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira ShigesukeCode of the Samurai: A Modern Translation of the…
Learn the ways of the Japanese Bushido Code with this very readable, modern translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu.Code of the Samurai is a four-hundred-year-old explication of the rules and expectations embodied in Bushido, the Japanese Way of the Warrior. Bushido has played a significant role in shaping the behavior of modern Japanese government, corporations, society, and individuals, as well as in developing modern Japanese martial arts within Japan and internationally. The Japanese original of this book, Bushido Shoshinshu, (Bushido for Beginners), has been one of the primary sources on the tenets of Bushido, a way of thought that remains fascinating and relevant to the modern world, East and West. This handbook, written after five hundred years of military rule in Japan, was composed to provide practical and moral instruction for warriors, correcting wayward tendencies and outlining the personal, social, and professional standards of conduct characteristic of Bushido, the Japanese chivalric tradition.With a bright, conversational narrative by Thomas Clear,y and powerfully evocative line drawings by master illustrator Oscar Ratti, this book is indispensable to corporate executives, students of Asian Culture, martial artists, or anyone sincerely interested in Japan and its people.
from Cleary, Thomas, ISBN: 9780804831901
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In-line SkatingIn-line Skating
You'll find: advice on the latest in-line equipment; 104 photos and illustrations showing skating technique; 39 drills and exercises; two performance training programs for in-line racing; roller hockey rules, drills, and descriptions of necessary equipment; and tips on street and vertical skating. Whether you're new to in-line or just looking to expand your skating skills, In-Line Skating has it all. Fitness and skating author Mark Powell teams up with racing and equipment expert John Svensson to help you get the most out of in-line.
from Powell, Mark, ISBN: 9780880116596
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The Art of Fear: Why Conquering Fear Won't Work and What to Do InsteadThe Art of Fear: Why Conquering Fear Won't Work…
A revolutionary guide to acknowledging fear and developing the tools we need to build a healthy relationship with this confusing emotion—and use it as a positive force in our lives.We all feel fear. Yet we are often taught to ignore it, overcome it, push past it. But to what benefit?  This is the essential question that guides Kristen Ulmer’s remarkable exploration of our most misunderstood emotion in The Art of Fear. Once recognized as the best extreme skier in the world (an honor she held for twelve years), Ulmer knows fear well. In this conversation-changing book, she argues that fear is not here to cause us problems—and that in fact, the only true issue we face with fear is our misguided reaction to it (not the fear itself). Rebuilding our experience with fear from the ground up, Ulmer starts by exploring why we’ve come to view it as a negative. From here, she unpacks fear and shows it to be just one of 10,000 voices that make up our reality, here to help us come alive alongside joy, love, and gratitude. Introducing a mindfulness tool called “Shift,” Ulmer teaches readers how to experience fear in a simpler, more authentic way, transforming our relationship with this emotion from that of a draining battle into one that’s in line with our true nature. Influenced by Ulmer’s own complicated relationship with fear and her over 15 years as a mindset facilitator, The Art of Fear will reconstruct the way we react to and experience fear—empowering us to easily and permanently address the underlying cause of our fear-based problems, and setting us on course to live a happier, more expansive future.
from Ulmer, Kristen, ISBN: 9780062423412
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