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281 and Beyond281 and Beyond
A stylish batsman who could score against any kind of bowling, VVS Laxman played over a hundred Tests to aggregate more than 8,000 runs. Cricket fans still remember with awe his game-changing knock of 281 against Australia in 2001 at Eden Gardens. But playing for India was never easy. He was dropped as often as he was picked, and despite his vast experience and unimpeachable skill, he never made it to a World Cup team.All through his playing years, Laxman was known to be a soft-spoken man who kept his distance from controversy. Which is what makes this autobiography truly special. It’s candid and reflective, happy and sad by turns, and deeply insightful. He writes of dressing-room meltdowns and champagne evenings, the exhilaration of playing with and against the best in the world, the nuances of batting in different formats and on various pitches, the learnings with John Wright and the rocky times under Greg Chappell.In 281 and Beyond, Laxman lays bare the ecstasy and the trauma of being one of the chosen XI in a country that is devoted to cricket.
from Laxman, VVS, ISBN: 9789387578777
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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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Bobby Fischer Teaches ChessBobby Fischer Teaches Chess
Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess is a well-presented book for beginners in chess. It contains various puzzles, along with clear instructions, can help readers learn how to play chess quickly and efficiently.Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess follows a flowchart-like pattern. This teaching machine was made according to the principles of programmed learning, and is filled with checkmate puzzles. At every step, the authors asks you a question. The right answer takes you to the next question, whereas the incorrect answer takes you to an explanation. Readers will find themselves in complex situations, and they will have to come up with solutions and moves on the chessboard, like Bobby Fischer used to. Eighteen of the puzzles in Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess are based on positions of Fischer's games. This guidebook will teach you how to analyse chess problems, and look for themes in order to make the right moves.The book contains a section titled A Word From Bobby. The introduction explains how to play chess. Some of the chapters in this book are Elements of Checkmate, Displacing Defenders, and Attacks on the Enemy Pawn Cover. Readers will also come across diagrams which make it easier for them to understand the concepts. The reissue edition, published by RHUS in 1982, is available in paperback.
from Fischer, Bobby, ISBN: 9780553130539
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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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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
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Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians: The On and Off the Field Story of Cricket in India and BeyondEleven Gods and a Billion Indians: The On and…
From one of India’s best-known sports journalists, a fascinating exploration of cricket—India’s most popular sport—packed with lively anecdotes and never-before-seen photographs. Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians takes you behind the scenes of India’s most popular sport—going from early tours in 1886 to the more contemporary IPL, offering a complete understanding of the evolution of the game both on and off the field. Featuring material that has never-been-released, this book sheds new light on cases like Monkeygate, the suspension of Lalit Modi, match-fixing scandals, and more. Weaving together personal interviews, photographs, and letters, Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians unflinchingly asks the questions that need answering, among them: Has internal conflict impacted the on- field performance of the Indian cricket team? Did some icons fail the country and the sport by trying to conceal important facts during the spot-fixing investigation? And does it matter to the ordinary fan who heads the BCCI as long as there is transparency and accountability in the system? Chronicling the history of cricket throughout colonial and post-colonial Indian life, Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians offers fascinating insight into those who patronize, promote, play, and watch the sport, as well as the entire nation now considered the global hub of the world of cricket.
from Majumdar, Boria, ISBN: 9789386797186
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How to Stay AliveHow to Stay Alive
The ultimate survival guide from the world’s leading survival expert. Nobody knows survival like Bear Grylls. There is a barely a terrain he hasn’t conquered or an extreme environment he hasn’t experienced. Over the years — from his time in 21 SAS, through to his extraordinary expeditions climbing (and paragliding over) Everest, travelling through the Arctic's treacherous Northwest Passage, crossing the world’s oceans and taking part in expeditions to the toughest corners of each of the seven continents — Bear has accumulated an astonishing wealth of survival knowledge. Now, for the first time, he is putting all his expertise into one book. How To Stay Alive will teach you: - How to survive a bear attack- How to fly a plane in an emergency- How to make fire from virtually nothing - How to drive off-road- How to navigate using the stars- How to administer first-aid- How to escape a burning building- How to survive the most extreme conditions And dozens of other essential skills to survive the modern world.
from Grylls, Bear, ISBN: 9780593071083
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For the Love of Cricket: A CompanionFor the Love of Cricket: A Companion
Which record-holding player scored 199 centuries over his First Class career? What are the stories behind cricket’s best nicknames, like "Slow Death Bucknor," "Beefy," and "Rambo?" How old was the youngest ever cricketer to play a test match? Cricket fans don’t just like cricket, they love it! Whether you’re a soldier in the Barmy Army or you enjoy an afternoon of sunshine and wickets, there’s a reason why the world’s first modern spectator sport is beloved of so many. Bringing together history, trivia, amusing anecdotes and fresh insights, this handy volume is an all-rounder guide to the gentleman’s game.
from Graham Tarrant, ISBN: 9789387383357
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Air Sports

Weather FlyingWeather Flying
Weather Flying is regarded in the industry as the bible of weather flying. Robert Buck, a general aviation and commercial pilot with tens of thousands of hours of flight time, explains weather in a nontechnical way, giving pilots useful understanding of weather and practical knowledge of how to judge it and fly it. Covers weather flying psychology, en route weather changes, radar and how to use it, taking off in bad weather, and much more. Winner of the Flight Safety Foundation's Publication Award; recommended by the FAA.
from Buck, Robert N., ISBN: 9780070087613
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IFR for VFR Pilots (Thomasson-Grant Aviation Library)IFR for VFR Pilots (Thomasson-Grant Aviation…
from Taylor, Richard L., ISBN: 9781565660045
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Meteorology and Flight: Pilot's Guide to WeatherMeteorology and Flight: Pilot's Guide to Weather
Intended for pilots of light aircraft, sailplanes, hang gliders, microlights and balloons, this detailed book on meteorology explains the benefits and hazards of atmospheric phenomena. The author describes the influence of high-level jet streams on the development of depressions, as well as detailing thermals, lee waves and up-and-down currents which are important to pilots of sailplanes, microlights, hang gliders and balloons. Diagrams show the movement of air at various heights and also trace the development of clouds, from fair weather cumulus to giant cumulonimbus and the associated hazards of lightning, hail, downbursts and outflows. In addition there are sections on how to obtain weather data and satellite information and notes on computer forecast. Tom Bradbury trained on light civil aircraft after the war and won the "Diamond C" badge in gliding. He served in the British Meteorological Office for over 40 years and has acted as forecaster at many gliding contests.
from Bradbury, Tom, ISBN: 9780713656763
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American Football

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 2019 (Annuals 2019)Match Annual 2019 (Annuals 2019)
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 Match Annual 2019, you can build your Ultimate Player, check out the wonderkids who’ll rip up 2019 and find out everything you need to know about Messi, Ronaldo, Kane, Salah, Mbappe, Lewandowski, Cavani, Icardi and Sessegnon! Plus, it’s packed with football world records, legendary Prem No.10s, epic fashion fails, brain-busting quizzes, FIFA’s best team ever, bonkers pics, footy stars emojis, cool cartoons and loads more! Don’t miss it!
from MATCH, ISBN: 9780752266077
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Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo: Updated Edition (Luca Caioli)Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo: Updated Edition (Luca…
FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MESSI , RONALDO AND NEYMAR The world's greatest players, head to head. Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo have risen from humble beginnings in Argentina, Brazil and Portugal to rank among the most exciting talents football has ever seen. Now, Luca Caioli, author of bestselling individual biographies of each player, asks: `Who is the greatest'? Comparing their contrasting styles, stories, records and awards, he gives you everything you need to decide who comes out top. With exclusive insights from their friends, families, teammates and managers, Caioli presents a unique insight into what makes a modern player not just successful, but truly great. Includes all the action from the 2017/18 season and the 2018 World Cup
from Caioli, Luca, ISBN: 9781785784323
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Baseball

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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Stephen Curry: The Inspirational Story of Basketball Superstar Stephen Curry (Stephen Curry Unauthorized Biography, Golden State Warriors, NBA Books)Stephen Curry: The Inspirational Story of…
Discover The Inspirational Story of Basketball Superstar Stephen Curry!Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device!You're about to discover the incredibly inspirational story of basketball superstar Stephen Curry. If you're reading this then you must be a Stephen Curry fan, like so many others. As a fan, you must wonder how this man is so talented and want to know more about him. Stephen Curry is considered as one of the greatest basketball players in the world and it's been an honor to be able to watch him play throughout his career. This book will reveal to you much about Stephen Curry's story and the many accomplishments throughout his career.Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...Youth and Family LifeHigh School and College CareerProfessional Career and Personal LifeLegacy, Charitable Acts and much more!If you want to learn more about Stephen Curry, then this book is for you. It will reveal to you many things that you did not know about this incredible basketball star!About the Author:Inspirational Stories is a series aimed at highlighting the great athletes of our society. Our mission is to present the stories of athletes who are not only impactful in their sport, but also great people outside of it. The athletes we write about have gone above and beyond to become impactful in their community and great role models for the youth, all while showing excellence in their profession. We publish concise, easily consumable books that portray the turning points in the lives of these great athletes, while also giving the context in which they occurred. Our books are especially great for children who look up to sports figures. Hopefully these athletes can serve as a source of inspiration and their stories can provide life lessons that are practical for fans of any demographic.
from Redban, Bill, ISBN: 9781508435303
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The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of LeadershipThe Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of…
The last lecture on leadership by the NFL's greatest coach: Bill Walsh Bill Walsh is a towering figure in the history of the NFL. His advanced leadership transformed the San Francisco 49ers from the worst franchise in sports to a legendary dynasty. In the process, he changed the way football is played. Prior to his death, Walsh granted a series of exclusive interviews to bestselling author Steve Jamison. These became his ultimate lecture on leadership. Additional insights and perspective are provided by Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana and others. Bill Walsh taught that the requirements of successful leadership are the same whether you run an NFL franchise, a fortune 500 company, or a hardware store with 12 employees. These final words of 'wisdom by Walsh' will inspire, inform, and enlighten leaders in all professions.
from Walsh, Bill, ISBN: 9781591843474
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Bodybuilding & Weightlifting

Yoga AnatomyYoga Anatomy
This is the ultimate reference for yoga practitioners, instructors and enthusiasts alike! The best-selling anatomy guide for yoga is now updated, expanded and better than ever! With more asanas, vinyasas, full-colour anatomical illustrations and in-depth information, the second edition of "Yoga Anatomy" provides you with a deeper understanding of the structures and principles underlying each movement and of yoga itself. From breathing to inversions to standing poses, see how specific muscles respond to the movements of the joints; how alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness and how the spine, breathing and body position are all fundamentally linked. With "Yoga Anatomy", authors Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews both internationally recognised experts and teachers in anatomy, breathing and bodywork, have created the ultimate reference for yoga practitioners, instructors and enthusiasts alike.
from Kaminoff, Leslie, ISBN: 9781450400244
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The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and RevisedThe New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The…
A book specifically written for anyone who enjoys working with weights or who simply likes keeping fit and healthy, ‘The New Encyclopaedia Of Modern Body Building’ has earned its reputation of being the ‘holy grail’ of bodybuilding. The book is a comprehensive study of the entire world of bodybuilding, which starts from a knowledge about the latest advances in bodybuilding competitions and weight training and covers everything from sports psychology, the required nutrition and diet and the various methods of training to the various injuries that can be incurred, their prevention techniques and treatments. What’s more alluring about this book is that all these sections have been properly illustrated with detailed photographs of some of the newest stars of bodybuilding. To make the book more useful, Arnold furnishes various tried-and-tested tips for strengthening and sculpting muscles. In fact, for the novice, he has a separate section where elaborations on all the types of muscles have been furnished along with the tips to strengthen each individually. For the pro bodybuilders, he also shares some special tactics and strategies that would enable them for selecting the best poses at different fests and programmes. A special section on how to handle publicity has also been provided for the best effect. The book also covers a fascinating history of the growth of bodybuilding as a sport and contains a photographic story of the ‘Bodybuilding Hall of Fame’. By amalgamating experience with expertise, this book has certainly become the ‘bible of bodybuilding’ for all interested in this sport. Besides, the unique style of inspiration and motivation of Arnold makes the book all the more interesting. Published by Simon & Schuster, this revised and updated edition came out on November 5, 1999 and is available in paperback. About the author: A famous Hollywood actor starring in movies like The Terminator Series, The Predator and Junior among others, Arnold Schwarzenegger is a man of many talents. He is also a bestselling author who came out with his first book in 1977. He had also served as the Governor of California from 2003 to 2011.
from Schwarzenegger, ISBN: 9780684857213
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The TransformerThe Transformer
The Transformer follows Kris Gethin’s story from a small town in Wales, barely in control of his own life—all the way to Mumbai, India, where he transformed the bodies of Bollywood stars like Hrithik Roshan and John Abraham while helping millions get their dream physiques around the world. At 23, Kris is going nowhere. Then, one day, he goes to watch a bodybuilding competition and is amazed by the incredible physiques of the colossal men on stage. He decides that if he is ever to fulfil his potential he must transform himself like them. Kris soon discovers that not only does transformation change his body drastically; it alters his life each time he undergoes it. From a small town in Wales to Australia to the United States he goes from success to success helping others along the way, whilst rising to the top of the world of natural bodybuilding. Kris then settles in Boise, Idaho as Editor-in-Chief for the biggest online bodybuilding publication—Bodybuilding.com—creating videos, writing articles and books, enabling millions to get their ideal bodies. Suddenly, disaster strikes. Forced to abandon his life and home in the US, Kris’s world quickly unravels and he is back where he started— in Wales and not in control of his life. Can he rebuild it from scratch? Then, out of the blue, he receives a phone call from Hrithik Roshan, the Bollywood superstar, and it is this moment which opens the most exciting chapter of his life yet, in India. After becoming a household name in India, he returns to the UK and US to create a supplement line unlike anything the world has ever seen. Within seven months of its launch, KAGED MUSCLE becomes the highest-rated product across the globe. Kris continues to transform many lives. He travels the world educating, certifying and inspiring people via his motivational seminars and practical workshops. Talking Points -Foreword by Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor -Inspirational story of world-renowned bodybuilder, Kris Gethin -Trained popular actors like Hrithik Roshan, Ranveer Singh and Mahesh Babu to name a few - Author of bestselling book, Bollywood Body by Design - Spokesperson of the largest fitness website in the world—www.Bodybuilding.com—and creator of the most-watched video series on transformation, garnering over 100 million viewers Worldwide readership/market Fitness freaks, gym instructors, grooming experts, trainers, bodybuilders, sportspeople, health and education teachers and students, libraries, general readers
from Kris Gethin, ISBN: 9789384225681
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Combat Sports & Self-Defence

Surya NamaskarSurya Namaskar
Surya Namaskara, or salutation to the sun, is an important Yogic practice, which dates back to the Ancient Vedic period when the Sun was worshipped as a powerful symbol of Spiritual consciousness. From its esoteric Origins Surya Namaskara has developed into a practice of twelve postures which weave together to generate Prana (subtle energy), aiming towards the purification and Rejuvenation of the practitioner. This book discusses in detail the full practice of Surya Namaskara, including the surya and bija mantras, points of concentration and extended guidelines to Aid both practitioners and teachers. An in-depth Physiological Study of Surya Namaskara supports its present day use as a powerful therapeutic practice.
from Saraswati, Satyananda, ISBN: 9788185787350
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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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The Book of Five RingsThe Book of Five Rings
When the undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi retreated to a cave in 1643 and wrote The Book of Five Rings, a manifesto on swordsmanship, strategy, and winning for his students and generations of samurai to come, he created one of the most perceptive and incisive texts on strategic thinking ever to come from Asia. Musashi gives timeless advice on defeating an adversary, throwing an opponent off-guard, creating confusion, and other techniques for overpowering an assailant that will resonate with both martial artists and everyone else interested in skillfully dealing with conflict. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was a mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess—and it is this path to mastery that is the core teaching in The Book of Five Rings. William Scott Wilson’s translation is faithful to the original seventeenth-century Japanese text while being wonderfully clear and readable. His scholarship and insight into the deep meaning of this classic are evident in his introduction and notes to the text. This edition also includes a translation of one of Musashi’s earlier writings, “The Way of Walking Alone,” and calligraphy by Japanese artist Shiro Tsujimura.
from Musashi, Miyamoto, ISBN: 9781590309841
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Cricket

281 and Beyond281 and Beyond
A stylish batsman who could score against any kind of bowling, VVS Laxman played over a hundred Tests to aggregate more than 8,000 runs. Cricket fans still remember with awe his game-changing knock of 281 against Australia in 2001 at Eden Gardens. But playing for India was never easy. He was dropped as often as he was picked, and despite his vast experience and unimpeachable skill, he never made it to a World Cup team.All through his playing years, Laxman was known to be a soft-spoken man who kept his distance from controversy. Which is what makes this autobiography truly special. It’s candid and reflective, happy and sad by turns, and deeply insightful. He writes of dressing-room meltdowns and champagne evenings, the exhilaration of playing with and against the best in the world, the nuances of batting in different formats and on various pitches, the learnings with John Wright and the rocky times under Greg Chappell.In 281 and Beyond, Laxman lays bare the ecstasy and the trauma of being one of the chosen XI in a country that is devoted to cricket.
from Laxman, VVS, ISBN: 9789387578777
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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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Captain Cool: The M.S. Dhoni Story - 4th Revised EditionCaptain Cool: The M.S. Dhoni Story - 4th Revised…
‘It must be my power, the bat speed I generate, and the swing of the bat…’Mahendra Singh Dhoni is as calm and unruffled a sportsman on the field as he is self-effacing off it. But ‘brute strength’, ‘murderous form’ and ‘a man pos¬sessed’ were some of the phrases that came to mind when, on 5 April 2005 in Visakhapatnam, he exploded onto international consciousness by becoming the first regular Indian keeper to score a one-day century. With his striking form on the day, his long locks visible beneath his helmet, red tints glinting in the sunlight, ‘Mahi’ Dhoni had transformed from a boy Hailing from an obscure small town to a sports legend with the aura of a rock star. And yet, Dhoni was no child prodigy, no overnight success. When he made his international debut at 23, he was already mature by Indian cricket standards--with five grinding years of domestic cricket behind him. How that legend came to be--and grew from game to game--is told here by not¬ed sportswriter Gulu Ezekiel in his crackling but measured prose. Captain Cool is the story of M. S. Dhoni, Indian cricket’s poster boy. It is also the heartwarming account of the boy from Ranchi who grew into a worldwide icon and won for India the World T20 in 2007, the world number one Test ranking in 2009, the World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013. Now in the autumn of his career, Mahi continues to be an inspiration to his teammates and millions of his fans.
from Ezekiel, Gulu, ISBN: 9788193655641
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Cycling

ROAR: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body for LifeROAR: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your…
Women are not small men. Stop eating and training like one. Because most nutrition products and training plans are designed for men, it’s no wonder that so many female athletes struggle to reach their full potential. ROAR is a comprehensive, physiology-based nutrition and training guide specifically designed for active women. This book teaches you everything you need to know to adapt your nutrition, hydration, and training to your unique physiology so you can work with, rather than against, your female physiology. Exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Stacy T. Sims, PhD, shows you how to be your own biohacker to achieve optimum athletic performance.Complete with goal-specific meal plans and nutrient-packed recipes to optimize body composition, ROAR contains personalized nutrition advice for all stages of training and recovery. Customizable meal plans and strengthening exercises come together in a comprehensive plan to build a rock-solid fitness foundation as you build lean muscle where you need it most, strengthen bone, and boost power and endurance. Because women’s physiology changes over time, entire chapters are devoted to staying strong and active through pregnancy and menopause. No matter what your sport is―running, cycling, field sports, triathlons―this book will empower you with the nutrition and fitness knowledge you need to be in the healthiest, fittest, strongest shape of your life.
from Sims, Stacy, ISBN: 9781623366865
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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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Finding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering  MyselfFinding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition:…
Finding Ultra is an incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations everOn the night before he was to turn forty, Rich Roll experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he could see where his current sedentary life was taking him—and he woke up. Plunging into a new routine that prioritized a plant-based lifestyle and daily training, Rich morphed—in a matter of mere months—from out of shape, mid-life couch potato to endurance machine. Finding Ultra recounts Rich’s remarkable journey to the starting line of the elite Ultraman competition, which pits the world’s fittest humans in a 320-mile ordeal of swimming, biking, and running. And following that test, Rich conquered an even greater one: the EPIC5—five Ironman-distance triathlons, each on a different Hawaiian island, all completed in less than a week. In the years since Finding Ultra was published, Rich has become one of the world’s most recognized advocates of plant-based living. In this newly revised and updated edition, he shares the practices, tools, and techniques he uses for optimal performance, longevity, and wellness, including diet and nutrition protocols. Rich reflects on the steps he took to shift his mindset and leverage deep reservoirs of untapped potential to achieve success beyond his wildest imagination, urging each of us to embark on our own journey of self-discovery.
from Roll, Rich, ISBN: 9780307952202
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Equestrian & Animal Sports

A Weight Off My Mind: My AutobiographyA Weight Off My Mind: My Autobiography
Richard Hughes is not only one of horseracing's most successful and talented riders but also one of sport's most unlikely success stories. In the most sensational autobiography ever penned by a jockey, Hughes gives a frank and honest account of a top rider's battle with his own mind and body. Too tall to be a jockey, too heavy to be a jockey but too talented a horseman to be anything else, Hughes talks in detail about how his use of extreme methods to control weight and the descent into prolonged and deep alcoholism that stemmed from his attempts to defy nature. Shocking but also uplifting, A Weight off my Mind is the engrossing story of a man who has overcome extreme personal trauma to become a racing superstar. For fans of racing and readers new to the sport, it offers a turbulent ride.
from Hughes, Richard, ISBN: 9781908216069
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Form: My AutobiographyForm: My Autobiography
The definitive autobiography from Kieren Fallon, one of the world’s greatest and most controversial horseracing jockeys.A six-time British Champion Jockey, Kieran Fallon was one of the best jockeys, winning more than 2,250 races, including the UK’s Derby three times, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe twice, and more 2000 and 1000 Guineas than anyone else in the history of the sport—but his career was littered with controversial incidents. He was accused of race fixing, resulting in an astonishing Old Bailey trial at which he was completely cleared. No one would question his ability in the saddle. Few, if any, have ever been as good at coaxing the best out of their rides. But his extraordinary rapport with horses didn’t quite extend to his dealings with people—particularly with those in authority. Now Fallon recalls his rise from a rural Irish family with no racing connections, and his frequent collisions with the media and many of the people who run the sport. He reveals the huge pressures on top jockeys and how his dazzling riding career was marred, then brought to a premature halt by campaigns of lies and innuendo. Full of wit and humor, Form is a powerful, honest sporting memoir and a unique behind-the-scenes look at the horseracing industry.
from Fallon, Kieren, ISBN: 9781471166518
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Desert Orchid: Story of a ChampionDesert Orchid: Story of a Champion
This book looks at the career of Desert Orchid, arguably the greatest horse in steeplechasing since Red Rum. The book examines the last seven years of his career, up to and including his 27th and most celebrated success in the 1989 Cheltenham Gold Cup. Besides that Gold Cup triumph, Desert Orchid has won the King George VI Chase twice, the Gainsborough Chase and the Whitbread Gold Cup. The book looks at these victories while outlining Desert Orchid's story, and is illustrated with 40 colour photographs. The author's previous books include "A Champion's Story" and "Monksfield". He is the racing correspondent of the "Sunday Express".
from Powell, Jonathan, ISBN: 9780091742409
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Field Sports

African Rifles and Cartridges: The Experiences and Opinions of a Professional Ivory HunterAfrican Rifles and Cartridges: The Experiences…
2014 Reprint of 1948 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. John Howard 'Pondoro' Taylor (1904 - 1969) was a big-game hunter of Irish descent. In Africa he experimented extensively using different types of rifles and calibers, which made him an expert in big game rifles. He is credited with developing the 'Taylor KO Factor' and wrote several now classic books. As a professional ivory hunter with some thirty years of continuous living in the African bush, John Taylor used and tested all the various calibers of British, American and German rifles, and with them killed many species of big game found on the continent of Africa. Taylor's discussion on the practical application of ballistics includes doubles, magazines, and single-shots; the practical value of steel-jacketed bullets versus those covered with cupronickel; the faults of copper-tubed bullets; the actual effects of softpoint bullets with varying degrees of lead exposure; the necessity of modern bullets that will really stand up to the requirements when fired into heavy animals; and many other valuable tips and explanations about cartridges and rifles. Remains a classic work.
from Taylor, John, ISBN: 9781614276630
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The Ruger .22 Automatic Pistol: Standard/Mark 1/Mark II SeriesThe Ruger .22 Automatic Pistol: Standard/Mark…
Here is the definitive book about the pistol that has served more than a million owners so well. Exploded diagrams show how to field-strip and reassemble with a minimum of fuss, and photos illustrate variations, modifications and accessories for one of the most popular .22 automatics ever made.
from Long, Duncan, ISBN: 9780873644884
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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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Golf

Unconscious Putting: Dave Stockton's Guide to Unlocking Your Signature StrokeUnconscious Putting: Dave Stockton's Guide to…
"The Pro Tours' Hottest Coach" (Golf Digest) reveals the secrets that helped Phil Mickelson win the 2010 Masters and can utterly transform every player's game. When a resurgent Phil Mickelson won the Tour Championship in September 2009, he was quick to credit a series of simple putting lessons from veteran golf champion and instructor Dave Stockton. As a top coach, Stockton has taught a long list of pro players-including Annika Sorenstam, Yani Tseng (winner of four LPGA tournaments), Adam Scott (Texas Open champion), Hunter Mahan (Phoenix Open champion), and Morgan Pressel (World Ladies Championship of Japan winner)-the putting strategies that finessed their game.Stockton's breakthrough concept is that every player has their own Signature Stroke, which is unconscious. Good putting comes from the mind, Stockton says, not from a series of stiff mechanical positions. With visualization, the right frame of mind, an efficient pre-putt routine, and connection to the individual internal stroke signature, any player can make far more putts. Putting has always been taught as an offshoot to the full swing, when in reality it is far different- almost a different game. Unconscious Putting will help players get out of the rigid, mechanical, overthinking trap.In Unconscious Putting, Stockton shows how players at every handicap level-from pros to weekend golfers-can putt effortlessly and with confidence by integrating a new mental approach with a few simple physical routines that will keep them locked on target. Readers will also gain invaluable advice on reading greens and equipment. Illustrated throughout and filled with anecdotes about how Stockton's lessons have helped today's leading players, Unconscious Putting is a must-have golf book and a category classic-in-the-making.
from Stockton, Dave, ISBN: 9781592406609
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The Legend of Bagger Vance: A Novel of Golf and the Game of LifeThe Legend of Bagger Vance: A Novel of Golf and…
In the Depression year of 1931, on the golf links at Krewe Island off Savannah's windswept shore, two legends of the game—Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen—meet for a mesmerizing thirty-six-hole showdown. Another golfer will also compete—a troubled local war hero, once a champion, who comes with his mentor and caddie, the mysterious Bagger Vance. It is Vance, sage and charismatic, who will ultimately guide the match, for he holds the secret of the Authentic Swing. And he alone can show his protege the way back to glory.Written in the spirit of Golf in the Kingdom and The Natural, The Legend of Bagger Vance reveals the true nature of the game in a story that is unforgettable.
from Pressfield, Steven, ISBN: 9782286116316
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How Champions Think: In Sports and in LifeHow Champions Think: In Sports and in Life
This New York Times bestselling, groundbreaking guide to success from America’s preeminent sports psychologist is “so good that this reviewer has recommended it to all, golfers and non-golfers alike” (Library Journal, starred review).Acclaimed sports psychologist Bob Rotella has advised everyone from professional golfers to NBA superstars to business executives on how to flourish under pressure and overcome challenges. “Rotella’s philosophy is astonishingly simple…his success rate…is phenomenal” (The New York Times). Now, for the first time, he’s distilled his decades of in-depth research and practical experience into a potential-unlocking guide for everyone, from businesspeople to athletes to parents. Most psychology is focused on trying to make abnormal people normal. Bob Rotella’s work is to make normal people exceptional. “Intriguing and persuasive” (Publishers Weekly), How Champions Think takes readers inside the minds of winners in many fields. It explores how to keep the mind from holding you back, whatever your physical gifts or other talents. It’s about how to make a commitment, how to persevere, how to deal with failure. It’s about how to train your mind to create a self-image that promotes confidence and accomplishment. Any successful life starts with how you see yourself. And with these pearls of wisdom from the nation’s preeminent sports psychologist, you can learn to achieve the success of your dreams. “Straightforward and simple...Do the math. Read Rotella” (The Wall Street Journal).
from Rotella, Dr. Bob, ISBN: 9781476788647
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Gymnastics

Dipa Karmakar: The Small Wonder (India's First Ever Female Gymnast to Compete in the Olympics)Dipa Karmakar: The Small Wonder (India's First…
On August 14, 2016, a young girl, India’s first female gymnast to compete at the Olympics, landed the Produnova that took her to the cusp of an Olympic medal. She came fourth yet soared into the hearts of millions across the globe.Dipa Karmakar’s fourth-place finish at the Rio Olympic Games was a defining moment for Indian sport, which had barely cast a glance at the sport of gymnastics as a medal discipline till then. Dipa’s journey from Tripura, an oft-neglected sporting outpost, to the national consciousness and India’s highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, is one of grit, determination and a stubbornness to beat the odds.
from Bishweshwar Nandi, ISBN: 9789388369503
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Calisthenics: The True Bodyweight Training Guide Your Body Deserves - for Explosive Muscle Gains and Incredible StrengthCalisthenics: The True Bodyweight Training Guide…
Do you want to build mass, gain strength, lose fat and increase your flexibility - without dropping thousands of dollars on expensive diet supplements, gym fees and exercise equipment?Don’t have hours to spend at the gym daily - but looking to build strength and muscles without killing yourself? A calisthenics workout is the ultimate bodyweight strength training - and anyone can get started today!Calisthenics: The True Bodyweight Training Guide Your Body Deserves is the perfect introductory guide, featuring a six-month calisthenics for beginners training course, while also providing in-depth information on bodyweight workouts for readers already familiar with the science behind this form of exercise. Expert dietary advice is also given alongside calisthenics exercises, giving the full lowdown on 6 biggest diet flaws that actually sabotage your health. Readers will also discover 3 sample diets that have been scientifically designed to maximize calisthenics muscle mass growth.The psychology behind a successful regime is also explored, especially the nexus between mind, body and diet. With an extensive BONUS FAQ covering the top questions that readers have when embarking on a calisthenics and bodyweight workout training regime, this Calisthenics and Bodyweight Training Guide is the ideal companion for anyone looking to transform their body and lifestyle into a healthier one.When it comes to calisthenics, how to build muscle, or gaining incredible strength, this book will benefit you by:• Showing you HOW calisthenics works• Teaching you how to build calisthenics mass• Teaching you exercises to work out every single muscle• Providing you information about how many sets to do and when to do them• Teaching you how to lose weight and gain muscle safely without equipment• Providing you with more than 20 tips for building muscle mass and keeping it• Showing you how to avoid the most common calisthenics mistakes• And much more!This is THE ONLY guide on the market that also shows you exactly HOW TO perform each exercise with step-by-step illustrations! With 30 Beginner exercises, 10 Intermediate exercises and 10 Advanced exercises, it’s easy to start a calisthenics workout at any fitness level.Would You Like To Know More?Download now to discover the world’s most efficient muscle-gain program.Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy button to get your copy of Calisthenics: The True Bodyweight Training Guide Your Body Deserves today.
from Cooper, John, ISBN: 9781544616773
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Gymnastics Fun (Strawberry Shortcake)Gymnastics Fun (Strawberry Shortcake)
Strawberry Shortcake and her friends flip for gymnastics in this brand new 8x8 with a sheet of fun stickers for only $4.99!
from Matheis, Mickie, ISBN: 9780448467504
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Marathon & Running

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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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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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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The Mechanic's TaleThe Mechanic's Tale
Essential reading for anyone interested in life behind-the-scenes at Formula One.Formula One Grand Prix mechanic Steve Matchett takes the reader on a compelling journey through his life in the pit-lane, from his beginnings as a young apprentice, through his time at Ferrari and BMW to his later success with Benetton. He gives eye-witness views of the great drivers, including Michael Schumacher, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna. He also talks of key Benetton personalities, and explains how the team was transformed into a strong, competitive organisation, winning three World Championships. His determination and frustration in trying - and eventually succeeding - to break into the high-pressure world of Formula One leaps off the page.
from Matchett, Steve, ISBN: 9780752827834
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The Unknown Kimi RaikkonenThe Unknown Kimi Raikkonen
'I loved it. I thought it was fascinating - really, really interesting story that he's got to tell... I've known him for years and I learned an awful lot.' Marc Priestley Kimi Raikkoenen is the Finnish superstar Formula One driver with a reputation for being fast on the track and silent off it - until now! In this superb and authorised portrait of Raikkoenen, Kari Hotakainen gets to reveal the side of the man that few beyond his close family and friends have ever seen. Enigmatic and private, Ferrari's former world champion driver rarely opens up to outsiders, but he granted Hotakainen exclusive access to his world and to his way of thinking. It ensures that this will be a book that will delight all fans of motorsport, who have long revered the Finn. Including never-previously-seen photographs from his own collection, The Unknown Kimi Raikkoenen takes the reader into the heart of the action at grands prix around the world, behind the scenes as race strategies are planned, and opens up the private side of his life that he normally guards so carefully. With all the cult appeal of I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the raw excitement of Formula One and the insight of the best biographies, this is a book every sports fan will want to treasure.
from Hotakainen, Kari, ISBN: 9781471177675
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Pool, Billiards & Snooker

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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Teach Yourself SnookerTeach Yourself Snooker
from Jain, Rachna, ISBN: 9788178794549
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Rugby

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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Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a NationInvictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made…
Beginning in a jail cell and ending in a rugby tournament—the true story of how the most inspiring charm offensive in history brought South Africa together.After being released from prison and winning South Africa’s first free election, Nelson Mandela presided over a country still deeply divided by fifty years of apartheid. His plan was ambitious if not far-fetched: use the national rugby team, the Springboks—long an embodiment of white-supremacist rule—to embody and engage a new South Africa as they prepared to host the 1995 World Cup. The string of wins that followed not only defied the odds, but capped Mandela’s miraculous effort to bring South Africans together again in a hard-won, enduring bond.Watch a Video
from Carlin, John, ISBN: 9780143117155
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Rugby ToughRugby Tough
Drawing on the collective knowledge of experienced players and coaches, this book prepares rugby players to withstand the rigours of the sport. It helps identify strengths and weaknesses and goes on to game strategy and improving the team's mental focus.
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Skateboarding & Rollerblading

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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In-line SkatingIn-line Skating
This book is a guide to discovering the exercise benefits and pure enjoyment of in-line skating (also known as rollerblading). Mark Powell, an expert skate dancer and instructor, and John Svensson, a top skate designer and racer, clearly explain all the fundamentals readers need to make their skating experience safe and fun. More than 100 photographs and diagrams lead readers step-by-step through such fundamentals as correct posture, "stroke and glide" techniques, stopping safely, and mastering carving turns and crossover turns. In-Line Skating provides tips for correcting common errors and a variety of drills to help skaters combine all of these basic skills into a smooth, confident style. This book also features basic information on cross-training for skiing, running, and cycling - making it an excellent reference for athletes who participate in these sports. In addition, In-Line Skating thoroughly covers the sport's history and popularity, choosing the right equipment, safety guidelines, and advanced skills.
from Powell, Mark, ISBN: 9780873223997
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Soccer

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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Messi 2018 (Luca Caioli)Messi 2018 (Luca Caioli)
Having risen to the top of the game more than a decade ago, Lionel Messi has matured into the perfect team player, as likely to provide a superlative assist as a masterful match-winner. As the star of an exceptional Barcelona team, he has won more silverware than most football clubs. Messi is Luca Caioli’s classic portrait of a footballing icon, now fully updated to include all the action from 2016/17. Featuring exclusive testimony from those who know him best, including coaches, teammates and even Messi himself, it offers an unrivalled behind-the-scenes look at the career of a sporting giant.
from Luca Caioli, ISBN: 9781785782305
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My Turn: The AutobiographyMy Turn: The Autobiography
The long-awaited autobiography of one of the world's most renowned footballers. Johan Cruyff is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in football history. Throughout his playing career, he was synonymous with Total Football, a style of play in which every player could play in any position on the pitch. Today, his philosophy lives on in teams across Europe, from Barcelona to Bayern Munich and players from Lionel Messi to Cesc Fabrecas. My Turn tells the story of Cruyff's life starting at Ajax, where he won eight national titles and three European Cups before moving to Barcelona where he won La Liga in his first season, in 1973 and was named European Footballer of the Year. He won the Ballon d'Or three times and led the Dutch national team to the final of the 1974 World Cup, famously losing to West Germany and receiving the Golden Ball as the player of the tournament. While on the field Cruyff was in total control, off the field his life was more turbulent with a kidnapping attempt and bankruptcy. After retiring in 1984, he became a hugely successful manager of Ajax and then Barcelona when he won the Champions league with a young Pep Guardiola in his team. In 1999 Cruyff was voted European Player of the Century and came second behind Pelé in the World Player of the Century poll. In March 2016 Cruyff died after a short battle with lung cancer bringing world football to a standstill in an outpouring of emotions. A brilliant teacher and analyst of the game he love, My Turn is Johan Cruyff's legacy.
from Johan Cruyff, ISBN: 9781509813919
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Sporting Events & Organisations

The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and RevisedThe New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The…
A book specifically written for anyone who enjoys working with weights or who simply likes keeping fit and healthy, ‘The New Encyclopaedia Of Modern Body Building’ has earned its reputation of being the ‘holy grail’ of bodybuilding. The book is a comprehensive study of the entire world of bodybuilding, which starts from a knowledge about the latest advances in bodybuilding competitions and weight training and covers everything from sports psychology, the required nutrition and diet and the various methods of training to the various injuries that can be incurred, their prevention techniques and treatments. What’s more alluring about this book is that all these sections have been properly illustrated with detailed photographs of some of the newest stars of bodybuilding. To make the book more useful, Arnold furnishes various tried-and-tested tips for strengthening and sculpting muscles. In fact, for the novice, he has a separate section where elaborations on all the types of muscles have been furnished along with the tips to strengthen each individually. For the pro bodybuilders, he also shares some special tactics and strategies that would enable them for selecting the best poses at different fests and programmes. A special section on how to handle publicity has also been provided for the best effect. The book also covers a fascinating history of the growth of bodybuilding as a sport and contains a photographic story of the ‘Bodybuilding Hall of Fame’. By amalgamating experience with expertise, this book has certainly become the ‘bible of bodybuilding’ for all interested in this sport. Besides, the unique style of inspiration and motivation of Arnold makes the book all the more interesting. Published by Simon & Schuster, this revised and updated edition came out on November 5, 1999 and is available in paperback. About the author: A famous Hollywood actor starring in movies like The Terminator Series, The Predator and Junior among others, Arnold Schwarzenegger is a man of many talents. He is also a bestselling author who came out with his first book in 1977. He had also served as the Governor of California from 2003 to 2011.
from Schwarzenegger, ISBN: 9780684857213
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No Limits: The Will to SucceedNo Limits: The Will to Succeed
No Limits: The Will to Succeed is an autobiography written by Michael Phelps with Alan Abrahamson.The book has been written by the swimming champion after his achievements at the Olympic Games in Beijing. It is about his triumph and how he reached up from the working class. It talks about the secrets that lead to his success, from training to execution.For several years, the entire world has trailed along Phelps’ progress. The world knew him as he went from a teen sensation in Sydney to a bona fide phenomenon in Athens. Now, he is a living legend in the Beijing’s Olympics, holding a record number of Gold medals. In this book, he talks about how he keeps his medals at the back of his mind and focuses on the competition. He tries to be consistent, mentally prepared, and determined and passionate to win. He loves his sport.He shares with the readers that his motto is “Performance is Reality”, which shows his attitude towards swimming. Phelps highlights memorable races in his career and all the lessons he learned from it. He talks about and inspires others how to overcome their challenges to pursue their dream and shares tales about his coach and family in his journey.No Limits: The Will to Succeed was published by Free Press in 2009 and is available in paperback. Key Features: There are 31 images of Phelps at the end, with a little description to illustrate his progress throughout his career.
from Phelps, Michael, ISBN: 9781439157664
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Match Annual 2019 (Annuals 2019)Match Annual 2019 (Annuals 2019)
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 Match Annual 2019, you can build your Ultimate Player, check out the wonderkids who’ll rip up 2019 and find out everything you need to know about Messi, Ronaldo, Kane, Salah, Mbappe, Lewandowski, Cavani, Icardi and Sessegnon! Plus, it’s packed with football world records, legendary Prem No.10s, epic fashion fails, brain-busting quizzes, FIFA’s best team ever, bonkers pics, footy stars emojis, cool cartoons and loads more! Don’t miss it!
from MATCH, ISBN: 9780752266077
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Tennis

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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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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Training & Coaching

Bobby Fischer Teaches ChessBobby Fischer Teaches Chess
Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess is a well-presented book for beginners in chess. It contains various puzzles, along with clear instructions, can help readers learn how to play chess quickly and efficiently.Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess follows a flowchart-like pattern. This teaching machine was made according to the principles of programmed learning, and is filled with checkmate puzzles. At every step, the authors asks you a question. The right answer takes you to the next question, whereas the incorrect answer takes you to an explanation. Readers will find themselves in complex situations, and they will have to come up with solutions and moves on the chessboard, like Bobby Fischer used to. Eighteen of the puzzles in Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess are based on positions of Fischer's games. This guidebook will teach you how to analyse chess problems, and look for themes in order to make the right moves.The book contains a section titled A Word From Bobby. The introduction explains how to play chess. Some of the chapters in this book are Elements of Checkmate, Displacing Defenders, and Attacks on the Enemy Pawn Cover. Readers will also come across diagrams which make it easier for them to understand the concepts. The reissue edition, published by RHUS in 1982, is available in paperback.
from Fischer, Bobby, ISBN: 9780553130539
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Klopp: Bring the NoiseKlopp: Bring the Noise
Jürgen Klopp was confirmed as manager of Liverpool FC in October 2015 to a rapturous reception. His super-sized personality and all-or-nothing style of football and management made him the perfect choice to pump up the volume at Anfield and lift Liverpool out of a slump. The appointment sparked hysteria in the city with fans and club officials delighted to get the coach they’d long admired from afar and eager to see the impact he would have on the club and the Premier League. Klopp is the manager to turn players into winners, to get that little bit more from them and transform teams like mid-table Borussia Dortmund into title winners and one of Europe’s most admired sides in just two seasons. He’s authentic, approachable and funny, charming media and fans alike. He’s also merciless and exceptionally driven, his quick temper bubbling away barely under the surface. Expectations have been high and even when results haven’t gone their way, Liverpool’s exciting football and Klopp’s pitch-side passion have enthralled, culminating in a triumphant return to Champions League football in 2017/18.Renowned football correspondent on both the German and English games, Raphael Honigstein tells the definitive story of Klopp’s career, transformative footballing genius and how he is bringing the noise to Anfield.
from Honigstein, Raphael, ISBN: 9780224100748
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My Turn: The AutobiographyMy Turn: The Autobiography
The long-awaited autobiography of one of the world's most renowned footballers. Johan Cruyff is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in football history. Throughout his playing career, he was synonymous with Total Football, a style of play in which every player could play in any position on the pitch. Today, his philosophy lives on in teams across Europe, from Barcelona to Bayern Munich and players from Lionel Messi to Cesc Fabrecas. My Turn tells the story of Cruyff's life starting at Ajax, where he won eight national titles and three European Cups before moving to Barcelona where he won La Liga in his first season, in 1973 and was named European Footballer of the Year. He won the Ballon d'Or three times and led the Dutch national team to the final of the 1974 World Cup, famously losing to West Germany and receiving the Golden Ball as the player of the tournament. While on the field Cruyff was in total control, off the field his life was more turbulent with a kidnapping attempt and bankruptcy. After retiring in 1984, he became a hugely successful manager of Ajax and then Barcelona when he won the Champions league with a young Pep Guardiola in his team. In 1999 Cruyff was voted European Player of the Century and came second behind Pelé in the World Player of the Century poll. In March 2016 Cruyff died after a short battle with lung cancer bringing world football to a standstill in an outpouring of emotions. A brilliant teacher and analyst of the game he love, My Turn is Johan Cruyff's legacy.
from Johan Cruyff, ISBN: 9781509813919
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Triathlon

Anywhere But Home: Adventures in EnduranceAnywhere But Home: Adventures in Endurance
Anu Vaidyanathan is the first Asian woman to complete Ultraman Canada: a punishing 10-kilometre swim, a 420-kilometre bike ride and an 84.4-kilometre run. She placed sixth. Which is breath-taking. But what is your typical good Indian girl, super-nerd doing at the Ultraman? Anywhere but Home is the funny, heart-breaking, unexpected story of a woman who would not give up. As she followed her passion on the roads of Bangalore and across several Indian cities, coaches advised her to get married. She was stuck in sports facilities that lacked basic support systems, even toilets. If she wanted to compete, it would need to be on her own salary. All she could rely on were her own two feet and the seat of her bike. With self-deprecatory humour and characteristic curiosity, Vaidyanathan tells the story of how she found triathlon, how she came to be training in one of the most challenging sports in the world. She writes of her many firsts in the Ultraman, Ironman, Half-Ironman, but also of motherhood and pushing the boundaries of what a body can do. Heart-warming and heart-breaking, this is most of all a tale of love: for a sport and for life.
from Anu Vaidyanathan, ISBN: 9789351775249
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Triathlete's Training Bible: The World's Most Comprehensive Training Guide, 4th Ed.Triathlete's Training Bible: The World's Most…
Joe Friel is the most trusted coach in endurance sports. This is the most comprehensive guide to preparing for triathlon available. This is among the top-selling titles among all endurance sports books. This all-new edition will inspire triathletes to renew their approach to the sport.
from Friel, Joe, ISBN: 9781937715441
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Finding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering  MyselfFinding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition:…
Finding Ultra is an incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations everOn the night before he was to turn forty, Rich Roll experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he could see where his current sedentary life was taking him—and he woke up. Plunging into a new routine that prioritized a plant-based lifestyle and daily training, Rich morphed—in a matter of mere months—from out of shape, mid-life couch potato to endurance machine. Finding Ultra recounts Rich’s remarkable journey to the starting line of the elite Ultraman competition, which pits the world’s fittest humans in a 320-mile ordeal of swimming, biking, and running. And following that test, Rich conquered an even greater one: the EPIC5—five Ironman-distance triathlons, each on a different Hawaiian island, all completed in less than a week. In the years since Finding Ultra was published, Rich has become one of the world’s most recognized advocates of plant-based living. In this newly revised and updated edition, he shares the practices, tools, and techniques he uses for optimal performance, longevity, and wellness, including diet and nutrition protocols. Rich reflects on the steps he took to shift his mindset and leverage deep reservoirs of untapped potential to achieve success beyond his wildest imagination, urging each of us to embark on our own journey of self-discovery.
from Roll, Rich, ISBN: 9780307952202
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Water Sports

No Limits: The Will to SucceedNo Limits: The Will to Succeed
No Limits: The Will to Succeed is an autobiography written by Michael Phelps with Alan Abrahamson.The book has been written by the swimming champion after his achievements at the Olympic Games in Beijing. It is about his triumph and how he reached up from the working class. It talks about the secrets that lead to his success, from training to execution.For several years, the entire world has trailed along Phelps’ progress. The world knew him as he went from a teen sensation in Sydney to a bona fide phenomenon in Athens. Now, he is a living legend in the Beijing’s Olympics, holding a record number of Gold medals. In this book, he talks about how he keeps his medals at the back of his mind and focuses on the competition. He tries to be consistent, mentally prepared, and determined and passionate to win. He loves his sport.He shares with the readers that his motto is “Performance is Reality”, which shows his attitude towards swimming. Phelps highlights memorable races in his career and all the lessons he learned from it. He talks about and inspires others how to overcome their challenges to pursue their dream and shares tales about his coach and family in his journey.No Limits: The Will to Succeed was published by Free Press in 2009 and is available in paperback. Key Features: There are 31 images of Phelps at the end, with a little description to illustrate his progress throughout his career.
from Phelps, Michael, ISBN: 9781439157664
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Beneath the SurfaceBeneath the Surface
Prepare to peek into the mind of a champion, known as the most decorated Olympian of all time with 28 medals, including 23 gold, with this newly updated edition of Michael Phelps’s autobiography, Beneath the Surface.In this candid memoir, Phelps talks openly about his battle with attention deficit disorder, the trauma of his parents’ divorce and the challenges that come with being thrust into the limelight. Readers worldwide will relive all the heart-stopping glory as Phelps completes his journey from the youngest man to ever set a world swimming record in 2001, to an Olympic powerhouse in 2008, to surpassing the greatest athlete of ancient Greece, Leonidas of Rhodes, with 13 triumphs in 2016. Athletes and fans alike will be fascinated by insights into Phelps’s training, mental preparation and behind-the-scenes perspective on international athletic competitions. A chronicle of Phelps’s evolution from awkward teenager to record-breaking powerhouse, Beneath the Surface is a must-read for any sports fan.
from Phelps, Michael, ISBN: 9781683580874
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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

Last Explorer: Hubert Wilkins, Hero of the Golden Age of Polar ExplorationLast Explorer: Hubert Wilkins, Hero of the…
In the tradition of The Ice Master and Endurance, here is the incredible story of the first truly modern explorer, whose death-defying adventures and uncommon modesty make this book itself an extraordinary discovery. Hubert Wilkins was the most successful explorer in history—no one saw with his own eyes more undiscovered land and sea. Largely self-taught, Wilkins became a celebrated newsreel cameraman in the early 1900s, as well as a reporter, pilot, spy, war hero, scientist, and adventurer, capturing in his lens war and famine, cheating death repeatedly, meeting world leaders like Lenin and Stalin, and circling the globe on a zeppelin. Apprenticing with the greats of polar exploration, including Shackleton in the Antarctic, Wilkins recognized the importance of new technologies such as the airplane and submarine. He helped map the Canadian Arctic and plumbed the ocean depths from the icecap. A pioneer in the truest sense of the word, he became the first man to fly across the North Pole, which won him a knighthood; the first to fly to the Antarctic and discover land there by airplane; and the first to take a submarine under the Arctic ice. Grasping the link between the poles and changing global weather, Wilkins was a visionary in weather forecasting and the study of global warming. A true hero of the earth, he changed the way we look at our world.
from Nasht, Simon, ISBN: 9781616087173
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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage  (Anniversary Edition)Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage…
In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, after battling its way through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day's sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island of ice. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of twenty-seven men. For ten months the ice-moored Endurance drifted northwest before it was finally crushed between two ice floes. With no options left, Shackleton and a skeleton crew attempted a near-impossible journey over 850 miles of the South Atlantic's heaviest seas to the closest outpost of civilization. Their survival, and the survival of the men they left behind, depended on their small lifeboat successfully finding the island of South Georgia,a tiny dot of land in a vast and hostile ocean. In Endurance , the definitive account of Ernest Shackleton's fateful trip, Alfred Lansing brilliantly narrates the harrowing and miraculous voyage that has defined heroism for the modern age.
from Lansing, Alfred, ISBN: 9780465062881
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The Worst Journey in the WorldThe Worst Journey in the World
"It is rare to find a person who is at once a great traveller, recounting an overwhelming experience, and who is also such an accomplished writer." - Paul Theroux. This unabridged illustrated edition contains Volumes I and II of Apsley Cherry-Garrard's description of Scott's final polar expedition.
from Cherry-Garrard, Apsley, ISBN: 9781781395202
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