• 2019 Rugby Almanack
    2019 Rugby Almanack
    ISBN: 9781988516530
    Title: 2019 Rugby Almanack
    Author: AKERS & MILLER & HALL

    The Rugby Almanack is the world's longest running rugby book of record. It was first published in 1935 to cover the previous season's first-class rugby in New Zealand. Since then it has been published uninterrupted (apart from two combined issues during World War II). Now in its 83rd edition, the 2019 Rugby Almanack records another huge year, including the France in New Zealand, the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship and the Bledisloe Cup, plus Women's Rugby, Super Rugby, Mitre 10 Cup and Mitre 10 Championship and a full summary of sevens rugby.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • 2020 Rugby Almanack
    2020 Rugby Almanack
    ISBN: 9781988516820
    Title: 2020 Rugby Almanack
    Author: AKERS C & HILL A & BURNES C

    The Rugby Almanack is the world's longest running rugby book of record. Now in its 84th edition, the 2020 Rugby Almanack records another huge year, including the Rugby World Cup, the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship and the Bledisloe Cup, plus Women's Rugby, Super Rugby, Mitre 10 Cup and Mitre 10 Championship and a full summary of sevens rugby.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Accidental Countryside
    Accidental Countryside
    ISBN: 9781783351640
    Title: Accidental Countryside
    Author: MOSS STEPHEN


    In The Accidental Countryside, author and naturalist Stephen Moss makes a journey of discovery through Britain, in search of the hidden corners where wildlife survives against the odds.


    From Shetland's Iron Age stone structures to London's most modern skyscrapers, and from lowly railway cuttings to ornate stately gardens, Moss reveals the unlikely oases where wildlife thrives in areas originally created for human purposes.


    The result is a surprising and uplifting story of how we have influenced the landscape and wildlife of these crowded islands; and how wildlife has taken advantage of us - even when we least expected it.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Aikido Basics: Everything You Need to Get Started in Aikido from Basic Footwork & Throws to Training
    Aikido Basics: Everything You Need to Get Started in Aikido from Basic Footwork & Throws to Training
    ISBN: 9780804845878
    Title: Aikido Basics: Everything You Need to Get Started in Aikido from Basic Footwork & Throws to Training
    Author: DANG PHONG THONG & SEISER LYNN

    Get your aikido training off to a great start--from basic footwork and throws to training and demonstrations. This martial arts guide is a perfect introduction to aikido for beginners.

    Are you planning to learn Aikido, but don't know where to begin? Are you looking for a teacher? Are you taking a class but confused by the unfamiliar terms used to describe the techniques?

    This aikido book offers an easy, yet comprehensive introduction to everything you need to know to feel confident and be successful.

    You'll learn about:

    • The origins of aikido--its philosophy, history and techniques
    • How to find a teacher and a class that is right for you
    • Getting ready--what happens in a typical Aikido class?
    • The essentials--stances, strikes, grabs, throws, and pins
    • How to complement your aikido training with ki exercises, multiple-person training, and freestyle exercises
    • How to succeed in Aikido-- how to create an effective training program, test for belt promotion, and participate in competitions and tournaments
    • Resources to help you further develop your Aikido skills


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • Arlott, Swanton & the Soul of English Cricket
    Arlott, Swanton & the Soul of English Cricket
    ISBN: 9781408895375
    Title: Arlott, Swanton & the Soul of English Cricket
    Author: FAY STEPHEN & KYNASTON DAVID

    'Beautifully written, meticulously researched and stuffed with rich sporting and social history ... Unputdownable' Mail on Sunday After the Second World War, as the BBC tightened its grip on the national consciousness, two of the most famous English voices were commentators on games of cricket. John Arlott and E.W. ('Jim') Swanton transformed the broadcasting of the nation's summer game into a national institution. Arlott and Swanton typified the contrasting aspects of post-war Britain. Because of their strong personalities and distinctive voices - Swanton's crisp and upper-class, Arlott's with its Hampshire burr - each had a loyal following. As England moved from a class-based to a more egalitarian society, nothing stayed the same - including professional cricket. Wise, lively and filled with rich social and sporting history, Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket shows how, as the game entered a new era, these two very different men battled to save the soul of the game.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Art of Resilience
    Art of Resilience
    ISBN: 9780008356934
    Title: Art of Resilience
    Author: EDGLEY ROSS


    Bestselling author and award-winning adventurer Ross Edgley has been studying the art of resilience for years, applying all he has learned to become the first person in history to swim around Great Britain, breaking multiple world records. Now Ross focuses on mental strength, stoicism and the training needed to create an unbreakable body.


    Ross Edgley famously ran a marathon pulling a 1.4-tonne car and climbed a rope the height of Everest (8,848m), after living with Yamabushi warrior monks in Japan and partaking in Shamanic pain rituals with fire ants in the Amazon jungle. On his epic 1,780-mile journey around Great Britain, which lasted 157 days, Ross swam through giant jellyfish, arctic storms, 'haunted' whirlpools and polluted shipping lanes, going so hard, and so fast, his tongue fell apart.


    Ross's previous book, The World's Fittest Book, was a Sunday Times No.1 bestseller and explored the science of physical fitness. Now, in The Art of Resilience, Ross uses his swim experience and other amazing endurance feats, where he managed to overcome seemingly insurmountable pain, hardship and adversity, to study the performance of extreme athletes, military and fitness specialists and psychologists to uncover the secrets of mental fitness and explore the concept of resilience, persistence, valour and a disciplined mindset in overcoming adversity. This ground-breaking book represents a paradigm shift in what we thought the human body and mind were capable of and will give you a blueprint to become a tougher, more resilient and ultimately better human - whatever the challenge you face.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Art of the Fishing Fly
    Art of the Fishing Fly
    ISBN: 9781454929024
    Title: Art of the Fishing Fly
    Author: LOLLI TONY

    The ultimate book for fly fishing enthusiasts, featuring stunning photography of flies and the fishermen who use them.

    Features a foreword by President Jimmy Carter

    For the millions of fly fishers who are passionate about their sport, this gorgeous book is both a visual feast and the perfect reference. The Art of the Fishing Fly includes a history of fly fishing focusing on the evolution of fishing flies; a guide to essential equipment; a how-to section on tying three key flies by three top fly tyers; and essays by noted experts. The book's core includes 75 profiles of flies--the soul of the sport--with absolutely stunning color photographs of each fly and fascinating stories behind the flies, inspirational photographs of fly fishers in action, and profiles of the top 19 fly fishing locations around the world.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Awa Book of NZ Sports Writing
    Awa Book of NZ Sports Writing
    ISBN: 9780958291620
    Title: Awa Book of NZ Sports Writing
    Author: RICKETTS HARRY

    New Zealand sportspeople and their exploits regularly hit world headlines. This collection of writings by top authors is packed full of terrific stories of over 30 sports the triumphs, disasters, magic moments, and the ones that got away. You'll find Ed Hillary's account of being the first person on the summit of Everest, Jack Lovelock's famous 1500-metre victory in the shadow of Hitler at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, and Jean Batten's daring first solo flight from England to New Zealand. There are graphic descriptions of the protests, controversy and arrests that surrounded the Springboks' 1981 tour of New Zealand, and the defection 19 years later of top South African netball player Irene van Dyk to play for New Zealand. Richard Boock writes about sexism in sport, Melissa Moon gives a graphic story of mountain-running in Alaska, and Roger Hall reveals why he's known as Jonah. And this is only the beginning. This exciting anthology goes from fly-fishing to motor-racing, cricket to archery. There's literally something for every sports lover.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Barbarian Days: a Surfing Life
    Barbarian Days: a Surfing Life
    ISBN: 9781472151414
    Title: Barbarian Days: a Surfing Life
    Author: FINNEGAN WILLIAM

    Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard. "Sports Illustrated"
    ""
    "Barbarian Days" is William Finnegan s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life.
    Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. "Barbarian Days" takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships forged in challenging waves.
    Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites-only gang in a tough school in Honolulu. He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s. He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them. Youthful folly he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay, on Maui is served up with rueful humor. As Finnegan s travels take him ever farther afield, he discovers the picturesque simplicity of a Samoan fishing village, dissects the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese, and navigates the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria. Throughout, he surfs, carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing, unprecedented lucidity.
    "Barbarian Days "is an old-school adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, a social history, a literary road movie, and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting, little-understood art.
    Praise for "Barbarian Days"
    Without a doubt, the finest surf book I ve ever read . . . But on a more fundamental level, "Barbarian Days" offers a clear-eyed vision of American boyhood. Like Jon Krakauer s "Into the Wild," it is a sympathetic examination of what happens when literary ideas of freedom and purity take hold of a young mind and fling his body out into the far reaches of the world. " The New York Times Magazine"
    ""
    Incandescent . . . I d sooner press this book upon on a nonsurfer, in part because nothing I ve read so accurately describes the feeling of being stoked or the despair of being held under. . . . But] it s also about a writer s life and, even more generally, a quester s life, more carefully observed and precisely rendered than any I ve read in a long time. " Los Angeles Times""

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Basketball (& Other Things)
    Basketball (& Other Things)
    ISBN: 9781419726477
    Title: Basketball (& Other Things)
    Author: SERRANO SHEA

    Michael Jordan is the acknowledged greatest basketball player of all-time, but what season was Michael Jordan the best version of Michael Jordan? Who's in The Disrespectful Dunk Hall of Fame? What's allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? Basketball (and Other Things) presents listeners with a set of pivotal and ridiculous questions from basketball history, providing arguments and answers, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano. Serrano breaks down debates that NBA fans didn't even know they needed, from the authoritative (Which NBA championship was the most important to the league?) to the fantastical (If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?). Featuring a foreword by Reggie Miller, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball's greatest moments, what-ifs, stories, and legends, or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Beast, the Emperor & the Milkman: A Bone-Shaking Tour Through Cycling's Flemish Heartlands
    Beast, the Emperor & the Milkman: A Bone-Shaking Tour Through Cycling's Flemish Heartlands
    ISBN: 9781472945068
    Title: Beast, the Emperor & the Milkman: A Bone-Shaking Tour Through Cycling's Flemish Heartlands
    Author: PEARSON HARRY


    A journey through the wild madness of bicycle racing in Flanders.

    LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019

    'A joy.' - Ned Boulting


    Every nation shapes sport to test the character traits it most admires.


    In The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman, committed Belgophile and road cycling obsessive Harry Pearson takes you on a journey across Flanders, through the lumpy horizontal rain, up the elbow juddering cobbled inclines, past the fans dressed as chickens and the shop window displays of constipation medicines, as he follows races big, small and even smaller through one glorious, muddy spring.


    Ranging over 500 years of Flemish and European history, across windswept polders, along back roads and through an awful lot of beer cafes, Pearson examines the characters, the myths and rivalries that make Flanders a place where cycling is a religion and the riders its lycra-clad priests.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Behind the Mask My Autobiography
    Behind the Mask My Autobiography
    ISBN: 9781529124873
    Title: Behind the Mask My Autobiography
    Author: FURY TYSON


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    'Incredible stories... you don't have to be a boxing fan to enjoy it' SCOTT MILLS, BBC RADIO 1
    'A must-read for any boxing fan.' WORLD BOXING NEWS
    'If you know someone who is a fan of the People's Champion then they'll love this.' TALKSPORT XMAS GIFT GUIDE

    The extraordinary story of the rise and fall and rise again of Tyson Fury...

    THE GYPSY KING.


    A Manchester lad from Irish Traveller stock, born three months premature and weighing just a pound at birth, Tyson (named after his father's boxing hero) grew up to become one of the most unlikely heavyweight champions in history. This 'dream come true' soon turned to nightmare, however, as alcohol and cocaine abuse took hold and Tyson was stripped of his titles. What followed was the darkest moment of his life - detailed in this book for the first time - in which he came within seconds of ending everything.


    THE PEOPLE'S CHAMPION.


    Like all the greatest stories, though, there is redemption and Tyson defies all the odds and literally drags himself to his feet. 10 million people around the globe watched Fury fight Wilder in the biggest fight of the boxing calendar. Speaking candidly about his struggles with mental health, this is Tyson Fury as you have never seen him before.


    A BRITISH ICON.
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    Behind the Mask is an unflinching autobiography from the greatest boxer of our time and a man who has demonstrated strength of a very different kind by conquering his demons.
    ________________________________


    'It's a great book, if I could read, I'd buy it' BILLY JOE SAUNDERS, WBO World Super-Middleweight Champion


    'I didn't believe boxers could be role models, but Tyson Fury has changed my mind... This 30-year-old Mancunian has made us all think twice about the possibilities of redemption.'
    SIMON KELNER, INDEPENDENT


    'Tyson Fury has become Britain's most unlikely inspirational figure... the sight of a broken Fury caught a mood with the public. Never was the epithet "People's Champion" more apt'
    RON LEWIS, THE TIMES


    'Tyson Fury is an amazing real-life champion' SYLVESTER STALLONE, star of Rocky


    'You may not have any interest in boxing at all and you will find this story about Tyson's life fascinating' BBC RADIO 5 LIVE


    'An unusual, heartening story, nicely told. There is much to amaze and admire' SUNDAY TIMES



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days in August
    Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days in August
    ISBN: 9781784705428
    Title: Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days in August
    Author: HILMES OLIVER

    LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018'Compelling, suspenseful and beautifully done' Anna Funder, author of STASILANDA captivating account of the Nazi Olympics - told through the voices and stories of those who were there.For sixteen days in the summer of 1936, the world?s attention turned to the German capital as it hosted the Olympic Games. Seen through the eyes of a cast of characters - Nazi leaders and foreign diplomats, athletes and journalists, nightclub owners and jazz musicians - Berlin 1936 plunges us into the high tension of this unfolding scene.Alongside the drama in the Olympic Stadium - from the triumph of Jesse Owens to the scandal when an American tourist breaks through the security and manages to kiss Hitler - Oliver Hilmes takes us behind the scenes and into the lives of ordinary Berliners- the woman with a dark secret who steps in front of a train, the transsexual waiting for the Gestapo?s knock on the door, and the Jewish boy hoping that Germany may lose in the sporting arena. During the sporting events the dictatorship was partially put on hold; here then, is a last glimpse of the vibrant and diverse life in Berlin in the 1920s and 30s that the Nazis aimed to destroy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Best American Sports Writing 2018
    Best American Sports Writing 2018
    ISBN: 9781328846280
    Title: Best American Sports Writing 2018
    Author: STOUT GLENN & PEARLMAN JEFF (EDS)

    For more than twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the previous year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty print and digital publications. Each year, the series editor and guest editor curate a truly exceptional collection. The only shared traits among all these diverse styles, voices, and stories are the extraordinarily high caliber of writing, and the pure passion they tap into that can only come from sports.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Best How Champions Are Made
    Best How Champions Are Made
    ISBN: 9781529304367
    Title: Best How Champions Are Made
    Author: WILLIAMS MARK & WIGMORE TIM

    "Insightful, thoughtful, and altogether wonderful." DANIEL COYLE, New York Times bestselling author of THE TALENT CODE"This book is a must read." EDDIE JONES, Head Coach, England Rugby THE SECRETS OF SUPERHUMAN PERFORMANCENever have the best sportspeople seemed so far removed from the rest of us, their prowess so unfathomable. So how are these extraordinary athletes made?THE BEST reveals how the most incredible sportspeople in the world get to the top and stay there. It is a unique look at the path to sporting greatness; a story of origins, serendipity, practice, genetics and the psychology of excellence, as well as of sports science and cutting edge technology.Packed with gripping personal stories and exclusive interviews with top athletes including Siya Kolisi, Marcus Rashford, Pete Sampras, Steph Curry, Jamie Carragher, Ian Poulter, Helen Glover, Ada Hegerberg, Elena Delle Donne, Joey Votto and Mike Hussey, it explains how the best athletes develop the extraordinary skills that allow them to perform remarkable feats under extreme pressure.Get inside the minds of champions and understand first-hand what makes them perform during high-octane competition, what they think about in the heat of the moment and what drives them to do what they do.By combining examples from numerous original interviews with top athletes and leading sports science research, THE BEST deconstructs superhuman performance and answers the question on every sports fan's mind: "How did they do that?"

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Bill Pratney: Never Say Die
    Bill Pratney: Never Say Die
    ISBN: 9780958267328
    Title: Bill Pratney: Never Say Die
    Author: ROBINSON JIM

    Bill Pratney's cycling career began in 1926 at the age of 17 and spanned and astounding seven decades. He won an array of championship titles, from one-mile to 120-mile. He triumphed in numerous classic races and became New Zealand's greatest Maori cyclists.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Black Boots: NZ Rugby Legends
    Black Boots: NZ Rugby Legends
    ISBN: 9781869539948
    Title: Black Boots: NZ Rugby Legends
    Author: GIFFORD PHIL

    Over 200 photographs from a classic era of NZ rugby - 1950s-early 1990s, many unusual images from behind the scenes. Fascinating (and funny) captions from renowned rugby writer Phil Gifford. Perfect gift for the nostalgia-loving rugby fan - will bring back many great memories of AB greats and tours.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Born to Run
    Born to Run
    ISBN: 9781846684227
    Title: Born to Run
    Author: MCDOUGALL CHRISTOPHER

    At the heart of Born to Run lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in 1993, one of them, aged 57, came first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals. A small group of the world's top ultra-runners (and the awe-inspiring author) make the treacherous journey into the canyons to try to learn the tribe's secrets and then take them on over a course 50 miles long. With incredible energy and smart observation, McDougall tells this story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner. Travelling to labs at Harvard, Nike, and elsewhere, he comes across an incredible cast of characters, including the woman who recently broke the world record for 100 miles and for her encore ran a 2:50 marathon in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Box on Wheels
    Box on Wheels
    ISBN: 9783667113245
    Title: Box on Wheels
    Author: NETTEKOVEN NORBERT

    - Dedicated to the VW camper, a cult classic, celebrating its many guises, in all their glory "Though this be madness, yet there is method in't." The VW camper van has been a cult classic for decades and has a broad fanbase all around the world. But Norbert Nettekoven is not interested in immaculately restored collector's pieces, he is looking for the maddest and baddest, the funniest, nicest and strangest camper vans on the planet. From born-again rust bucket to lowered street racer, from stretch limo to steam punk. This eclectic collection of camper vans will blow your mind.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Boy in the Water: A Memoir
    Boy in the Water: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9780241354124
    Title: Boy in the Water: A Memoir
    Author: GREGORY TOM


    **Winner of the William Hill 2018 Sports Book of the Year Award**
    A Sunday Times Book of the Year and Telegraph Best Book of 2018
    'Extraordinary' Clare Balding

    The poignant, life-affirming story of a determined boy, a visionary coach, and how the dream of a record-breaking Channel swim became reality


    Eltham, South London. 1984: the hot fug of the swimming pool and the slow splashing of a boy learning to swim but not yet wanting to take his foot off the bottom. Fast-forward four years. Photographers and family wait on the shingle beach as a boy in a bright orange hat and grease-smeared goggles swims the last few metres from France to England. He has been in the water for twelve agonizing hours, encouraged at each stroke by his coach, John Bullet, who has become a second father.


    This is the story of a remarkable friendship between a coach and a boy, and a love letter to the intensity and freedom of childhood.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Boys in the Boat: An Epic True-life Journey to the Heart of Hitler's Berlin
    Boys in the Boat: An Epic True-life Journey to the Heart of Hitler's Berlin
    ISBN: 9781447210986
    Title: Boys in the Boat: An Epic True-life Journey to the Heart of Hitler's Berlin
    Author: BROWN DANIEL JAMES

    The Boys in the Boat is the story of Joe Rantz, a charismatic young man born dirt poor in the woods of Washington State, who dreams of escaping the challenges of the Great Depression, and a complicated family life full of painful memories. What follows is an extraordinary journey, as Joe and eight other young men exchange the sweat and graft and dust of ordinary life for the purer rigours of sport at its very highest level - a journey at the end of which lies a gold medal rowing race at the Berlin Olympics of 1936, in front of Hitler himself. Told against the grand backdrop of 1930s America, The Boys in the Boat is a story full of lyricism and unexpected beauty; a story that rises above sport, and even the grand sweep of history itself, in favour of something more personal. For as becomes clear in an interview with Joe shortly before his death, during the writing of this book, what shines most brightly in the old man's mind is not memories of medals, or the boat in particular, or even the boys that he called his friends. It is the thought of something more transcendent; a singular thing that had happened in a fleeting, golden sliver of time long gone, when nine good-hearted young men strove together, pulled together as one, gave everything they had for one another, bound together forever by unspoken bonds of pride and respect and love. Joe was crying, at least in part, for the loss of that vanished time, but much more, I think, for the sheer beauty of it.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Call of the Road: The History of Cycle Road Racing
    Call of the Road: The History of Cycle Road Racing
    ISBN: 9780008220808
    Title: Call of the Road: The History of Cycle Road Racing
    Author: SIDWELLS CHRIS


    Eddy Merckx. Fausto Coppi. Jacques Anquetil. Bernard Hinault. Beryl Burton. Marianne Vos.


    A sole cyclist battling over a pass high in the mountains is one of the most romantic of sporting images. In the past 150 years road cycling has been dominated by a series of iconic people who have redefined endurance and fortitude. Every decade has pushed human limits, until limits were extended by inhuman pharmacology. And these battles have not been fought over just one race, but an annual series beginning with the Spring Classics and then culminating in the three great tours - the Giro d'Italia, Vuelta d'Espagne and the Tour de France - before the cyclists retire to lick their wounds and start on another winter of training.


    The Call of the Road is the definitive story of cycle road racing, from the first race in 1868 to the present day. It is a story that has never been told as the professionals experience it - as a whole energy-sapping year. It looks at the beginning and development of the sport, it explains the tactics and looks at the different physical types that succeed. It explains why some nations have dominated this sport and why, until recently, British riders have underperformed. It also looks at the way the great races were founded and developed, and how the great riders stamped their authority on them through the ages.


    Sidwells doesn't shy away from controversy: dissecting the vexed and seemingly ever-present question of doping. The final chapter brings the story of road racing completely up to date with insight into jiffy bags and salbutamol levels.


    Truly international in scope, looking at road racing in North and Latin America, Australia, Africa and Asia, as well as continental Europe, The Call of the Road is essential reading for anyone who is interested in the history, tactics or personalities of cycle road racing.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Car Hacks
    Car Hacks
    ISBN: 9781785216510
    Title: Car Hacks
    Author: STEWART CRAIG

    Driving, owning, repairing and maintaining a car can be expensive, frustrating and time-consuming. Car Hacks is here to explain how to use the things you have around your home to improve your car life, and balance your well-being in the process. From ensuring you never lose a screw when repairing your car, to spending less on fuel, and using cereal boxes to keep you car tidy, this book will open your eyes to the joys of car hacking.

    Here are some favorite hacks you'll find in Car Hacks
    • Interior hacks - Storage, cleaning, fixes, upgrades
    • Exterior hacks - Bodywork, mechanical, quick repairs using everyday items
    • Workshop hacks/Garage hacks - Working on your car
    • Journey hacks - Easy storage solutions, luggage packing hacks, avoiding motorway food prices
    • Driving hacks - Getting better fuel economy, avoiding motorway fuel prices, avoiding jams
    • Family hacks - Entertaining kids (and adults ), simple tablet holders, ensuring everything stays charged, cable tidies, adding WiFi to your car
    • Everyday hacks
    • PLUS 'Tool Hacks' box outs placed throughout the book


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Chalked Up: My Life in Elite Gymnastics
    Chalked Up: My Life in Elite Gymnastics
    ISBN: 9780061351471
    Title: Chalked Up: My Life in Elite Gymnastics
    Author: SEY JENNIFER


    Updated With a New Introduction


    "I am grateful to Jennifer Sey for sharing such an honest account of her experiences as an elite gymnast. She has eloquently and fairly exposed a dark side to our sport that parents have long needed to be made aware of."


    --Dominique Moceanu, Olympic Gold Medal Winning Gymnast


    Fanciful dreams of becoming the next Nadia Comaneci led Jennifer Sey to become a gymnast at the age of six. Her early success propelled her family to sacrifice everything to help her become, by age 11, one of America's elite. But as she set her sights higher and higher, Jennifer began to change, setting her needs, her health, and her well-being aside in the name of winning. And the adults in her life refused to notice her downward spiral.



    Now, Sey reveals the tarnish beneath her gold medals. A powerful portrait of intensity and drive, eating disorders and stage parents, abusive coaches and manipulative businessmen, Chalked Up is the story of a young girl whose dreams would become subsumed by the adults around her.

    --The Observer, UK

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Cicerone Tour of Mont Blanc Complete Two-way Trekking Guide
    Cicerone Tour of Mont Blanc Complete Two-way Trekking Guide
    ISBN: 9781852847791
    Title: Cicerone Tour of Mont Blanc Complete Two-way Trekking Guide
    Author: REYNOLDS KEV


    The Tour of Mont Blanc is one of the best - if not the best - of the world's classic hikes. It circumnavigates the Mont Blanc massif in about eleven days. This new edition incorporates details of the new routes on the Italian section, as well as all other recent route changes and variants. The walk has all the excitement of the high mountains yet none of the worry of altitude sickness. It crosses numerous cols with stunning views of spectacular snow and rock peaks. Accommodation along the route is plentiful.The 'official' Tour du Mont Blanc follows an established route around the main block of mountains containing not only Mont Blanc but its principal allied summits. The author describes the tour both in the traditional 'anti-clockwise' direction and the 'clockwise' direction. There are several alternative routes that subsequently link, and these are also described. The routes, along with suggestions for alternative exploration, give what the author thinks is the very best perspective and appreciation of the whole region.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • City/Game: Basketball in New York
    City/Game: Basketball in New York
    ISBN: 9780847867622
    Title: City/Game: Basketball in New York
    Author: RHODEN WILLIAM C

    The players, people, flavor, and contributions New York has given the game.

    From the playgrounds to the NBA, New York has invented a way of playing basketball, and City/Game is not only about the three renowned NBA teams--the Knicks, the Nets, and the Liberty--and their predecessors, but also the many high-school and college basketball teams with legendary rivalries. Through art and testimonials from the fans, coaches, and players, we learn about Lew Alcindor (later known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), Kenny Anderson, and Chris Mullin, all birthed on the city blacktop and who took their skills to the NBA hardwood.

    Explore the famous street-ball courts on a map of the five boroughs, including Rucker Park and the Cage on West 4th Street, home to Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, and Kyrie Irving; read about New York's style of play--like the infamous one-handed jump shot--and glossary of NYC-style trash talk and slang; see "celebrity row" photographs courtside at the Garden and Barclay's Center; revel in the images, headlines, and objects related to the 1970 and 1973 championship Knicks.

    Packed with new and archival images, this book brings the energy of the sport through original essays by noted writers and highlights from players, fans, and rising stars of the New York scene and features interviews with NBA greats including Queens-born Kenny Smith and Bronx-born former Knick Rod Strickland. A great book for any basketball fan to relive old memories and learn new details.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $105.00

    $105.00
  • Climb: The Autobiography
    Climb: The Autobiography
    ISBN: 9780241969427
    Title: Climb: The Autobiography
    Author: FROOME CHRIS

    The Climb by Chris Froome - the inspirational memoir from the British winner of the 100th edition of the Tour de France The Climb tells the extraordinary story of Chris Froome's journey from a young boy in Kenya, riding through townships and past wild animals, and with few opportunities for an aspiring cyclist, to his unforgettable yellow jersey victory in the 2013 Tour de France. A journey unlike any other in the history of cycling, Froome has crossed continents, overcome the death of his mother and conquered debilitating illness to follow his dreams and represent Team GB and Team Sky. He has experienced soaring triumphs, humbling defeats, a public rivalry with Bradley Wiggins and, most recently, the pressures of Lance Armstrong's legacy. Extraordinary, revealing and life-affirming, The Climb is a story of determination, hardship and unimaginable success. Chris Froome was born in Nairobi in 1985 to British parents. He was educated and raised in South Africa and now races for Team GB and Team Sky. In 2011 he finished second overall in the Vuelta a Espana. In 2012 he finished runner-up to Bradley Wiggins in the Tour de France and won the Bronze medal in the Time Trial at the Olympic Games. Froome amassed five stage-race victories in 2013, with triumphs at the Tour of Oman, Criterium International, Tour de Romandie and Criterium du Dauphine leading into a dominant win at the 100th Tour de France. He won the prestigious Velo d'Or award for best rider of 2013 and was shortlisted for the 2013 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. In 2014 he won the Tour of Oman, the Tour de Romandie and finished runner-up in the Vuelta a Espana.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Climbing Manual The Essential Guide to Rock Climbing
    Climbing Manual The Essential Guide to Rock Climbing
    ISBN: 9781785212611
    Title: Climbing Manual The Essential Guide to Rock Climbing
    Author: SHEPHERD NIGEL

    The Haynes Climbing Manual is a thoroughly modern introduction to this growing adventure sport, written by an experienced mountain guide, photographer and author. From getting started with equipment, clothing, fitness and basic skills through to advanced techniques and coping with tricky situations, this manual is packed with practical step-by-step sequences and inspirational photography, making it the perfect guide for the novice or intermediate climber.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Complete Golf Manual
    Complete Golf Manual
    ISBN: 9780241393352
    Title: Complete Golf Manual
    Author: NEWELL STEVE

    Covering every aspect of the game, this is the ultimate self-improvement guide for every player - from the novice to the experienced club golfer.

    Showing readers exactly what it takes to achieve an effective - and repeatable -
    golf swing, this book works systematically through every type of shot, from tee shots, iron play, pitching, and chipping, to coping with bunkers and putting. Each section includes a test to establish your level of ability and provides a series of progressive exercises designed to develop your technique. A section on the ten most common faults that can creep into your game shows you how to fix them quickly and efficiently.

    The Complete Golf Manual also shows you routines to help you think more decisively on the course and deal with high-pressure situations. An invaluable reference section advises you on buying equipment, including custom fitting, guides you through all-important golf etiquette, clearly explains golf's most important rules, and defines all the key golfing terms.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Cost of These Dreams: Sports Stories & Other Serious Business
    Cost of These Dreams: Sports Stories & Other Serious Business
    ISBN: 9781788701969
    Title: Cost of These Dreams: Sports Stories & Other Serious Business
    Author: THOMPSON WRIGHT

    'Wright Thompson's stories are so full of rich characters, bad actors, heroes, drama, suffering, courage, conflict, and vivid detail that I sometimes thinks he's working my side of the street - the world of fiction.' - John Grisham There is only one Wright Thompson. He is, as they say, famous if you know who he is: his work includes the most read articles in the history of ESPN (and it's not even close) and has been anthologised in the Best American Sports Writing series ten times, and he counts John Grisham and Richard Ford among his ardent admirers. But to say his pieces are about sports, while true as far as it goes, is like saying Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove is a book about a cattle drive. Wright Thompson figures people out. He jimmies the lock to the furnaces inside the people he profiles and does an analysis of the fuel that fires their ambition. Whether it be Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods or Pat Riley or Lionel Messi, he strips away the self-serving myths and fantasies to reveal his characters in full. There are fascinating common denominators: it may not be the case that every single great performer or coach had a complex relationship with his father, but it can sure seem that way. And there is much marvellous local knowledge: about specific sports, and times and places, and people. Ludicrously entertaining and often powerfully moving, The Cost of These Dreams is an ode to the reporter's art, and a celebration of true greatness and the high price that it exacts.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Cristiano & Leo #whoIstheGreatest
    Cristiano & Leo #whoIstheGreatest
    ISBN: 9781509849147
    Title: Cristiano & Leo #whoIstheGreatest
    Author: BURNS JIMMY

    For the best part of the last decade soccer has seen a personal rivalry unlike any seen before: Cristiano and Leo. This is their definitive story, from children kicking a ball halfway around the world from each other to their era-defining rivalry. One the preening Adonis, a precision physical machine who blows teams away with his pace and power. The other a shuffling genius, able to do things with a soccer ball that seem other-worldly. Their differences seem to tap into something fundamental about sports and indeed life. Between them they have scored over a thousand goals, won the Ballon d'Or nine times and redefined modern soccer. For the past eight seasons they have shared the accolade of best player in the world and arguments rage over which one deserves the title of greatest player of all time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold: Adventures Riding the Iron Curtain
    Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold: Adventures Riding the Iron Curtain
    ISBN: 9781784705350
    Title: Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold: Adventures Riding the Iron Curtain
    Author: MOORE TIM

    A hideously over-ambitions challenge on doomed machinery: Tim Moore, author of Gironimo , cycles the length of the old Iron Curtain.

    Scaling a new peak of rash over-ambition, Tim Moore tackles the 9,000km route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike.

    Asking for trouble and getting it, he sets off from the northernmost Norwegian-Russian border at the Arctic winter's brutal height, bullying his plucky MIFA 900 through the endless and massively sub-zero desolation of snowbound Finland.

    Sleeping in bank vaults, imperial palaces and unreconstructed Soviet youth hostels, battling vodka-breathed Russian hostility, Romanian landslides and a diet of dumplings, Moore and his 'so-small bicycle' are sustained by the kindness of reindeer farmers and Serbian rock gods, plus a shameful addiction to Magic Man energy drink.

    Haunted throughout by the border detritus of watchtowers and rusted razor wire, Moore reflects on the curdling of the Communist dream, and the memories of a Cold War generation reared on the fear of apocalypse -- at a time of ratcheting East-West tension.

    After three months, 20 countries and a 58-degree jaunt up the centigrade scale, man and bike finally wobble up to a Black Sea beach in Bulgaria, older and wiser, but mainly older.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

    $28.00
  • Derek & Nigel: Two Heads One Tale
    Derek & Nigel: Two Heads One Tale
    ISBN: 9781784612979
    Title: Derek & Nigel: Two Heads One Tale
    Author: OWENS NIGEL & BEVAN DEREK

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Empire Strikes: The Extraordinary Life of Laurie Laxon
    Empire Strikes: The Extraordinary Life of Laurie Laxon
    ISBN: 9780473477493
    Title: Empire Strikes: The Extraordinary Life of Laurie Laxon
    Author: DILLON MIKE

    The Empire Strikes is the tale of the well-known Melbourne Cup winner and one of the world's finest horse trainers, New Zealander Laurie Laxon. While most winners come from horse stock, Laurie Laxon was an apprentice builder in Ngaruawahia. To come from that background to become one of the world's finest horse trainers is astonishing. On the way he won every one of New Zealand's major races, a number of them multiple times, and became Singapore's champion trainer a stunning nine years running. It wasn't a boring journey. Laurie overcame financial difficulties to become a multi-millionaire, coped with a potentially fatal flight from New Zealand to Australia on a horse charter aircraft, and battled with racing's stewards, on the reverse side he refused to allow the grief of his wife being killed by a drunk driver destroy him.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • England: The Biography: The Story of English Cricket
    England: The Biography: The Story of English Cricket
    ISBN: 9781471154850
    Title: England: The Biography: The Story of English Cricket
    Author: WILDE SIMON

    'An astonishing work of research, detail and revelation. Bulging with information, packed with nuggets.' John Etheridge, Sun
    'Superbly researched... His eye for detail never wavers. It's& a pleasure to read.' Vic Marks, Observer
    'The Cricket Book of the Year: Dauntingly comprehensive and surprisingly light-footed.' Simon Briggs,& Daily Telegraph

    England: The Biography is the most comprehensive account of the England cricket team that has ever been published, taking the reader into the heart of the action and the team dynamics that have helped shape their success, or otherwise.&

    It is now 140 years since England first played Test match cricket& and, for much of that time, it has struggled to perform to the best of its capabilities. In the early years, amateurs would pick and choose which matches and tours they would play; subsequently, the demands of the county game - and the petty jealousies that created - would prevent many from achieving their best. It was only in the 1990s that central contracts were brought in, and Team England began to receive the best possible support from an ever-increasing backroom team.&

    But cricket isn't just about structures, it depends like no other sport on questions of how successful the captain is in motivating and leading his team, and how well different personalities and egos are integrated and managed in the changing room. From Joe Root and Alastair Cook back to Mike Atherton, Mike Brearley and Ray Illingworth, England captains have had a heavy influence on proceedings. Recent debates over Kevin Pietersen were nothing new, as contemporaries of W.G.Grace would doubtless recognise. As England play& their 1000th Test, this is a brilliant and unmissable insight into the ups and downs of that story.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Facing the Haka
    Facing the Haka
    ISBN: 9781988547596
    Title: Facing the Haka
    Author: WALL JAMIE & BURT ANDY

    The story of the All Blacks from the other side of halfway. Big names from all their fiercest rivals talk about meeting the world's most successful rugby team in some of the greatest tests of all time.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • FC Barcelona
    FC Barcelona
    ISBN: 9788857240954
    Title: FC Barcelona
    Author: FC BARCELONA (EDITOR)


    Public spaces tend to over-represent facilities and spatial design for the young and the middle-aged, whereas elderly citizens are all too often neglected by contemporary urban design practice. Age Inclusive Public Space establishes a dialogue between architects and academic contributors from a range of disciplines.

    Collecting examples and showcasing architectural case studies as well as providing a broad portrait of age-inclusive design methodology, it provides practitioners with inspiration and theoretical and practical knowledge on how to design public space to meet the needs of people of all ages.

    Drawings, photographs and illustrations of contemporary built environments, historic gardens, art installations and atmospheric landscapes provide a range of contexts for spatial practitioners of all stripes.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $105.00
    $105.00
  • Fever Pitch  (Pop Penguin)
    Fever Pitch (Pop Penguin)
    ISBN: 9780141045498
    Title: Fever Pitch (Pop Penguin)
    Author: HORNBY NICK

    For many people watching football is mere entertainment; to some it's more like a ritual; but to others, its highs and lows provide a narrative to life itself. For Nick Hornby's devotion to the game has provided one of the few constants in a life where the meaningful things - like growing up, leaving home and forming relationships- have rarely been as simple or as uncomplicated as his love for Arsenal.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.00
    $14.00
  • Fly-Fishing in NZ: Everything you NEED to Know
    Fly-Fishing in NZ: Everything you NEED to Know
    ISBN: 9781988538259
    Title: Fly-Fishing in NZ: Everything you NEED to Know
    Author: GRZELEWSKI DEREK

    New Zealand has a reputation of having the best fly-fishing for trout in the world – but also some of the hardest and most challenging. As a professional fly-fishing guide, Derek Grzelewski, author of The Trout Trilogy, shares his expert knowledge and decades of experience learnt from some of New Zealand’s best anglers and guides. All the essential skills needed to improve your fly-fishing ability, including:
    Selecting the right equipment
    Styles of fly-fishing and the nature of trout
    Basic, advanced and expert casting techniques
    Learning to see trout
    Riverside entomology and what flies to use
    Where to fish and when
    Streamcraft and much more
    This step-by-step guide will cover everything you NEED to know to become an expert in the art of fly-fishing!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Fornula One: The Champions: 70 Years of Legendary F1 Drivers
    Fornula One: The Champions: 70 Years of Legendary F1 Drivers
    ISBN: 9781781319468
    Title: Fornula One: The Champions: 70 Years of Legendary F1 Drivers
    Author: HAMILTON MAURICE, CAHIER BERNARD, CAHIER PAUL-HENR

    Since the Grand Prix's start in 1950 just 33 men have achieved the accolade of F1 World Champion.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
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