• Historic NZ Racing Cars
    Historic NZ Racing Cars
    ISBN: 9781869539863
    Title: Historic NZ Racing Cars
    Author: HOLMES STEVE

    From the sleek futuristic McLaren M8A to the missile-shaped RA Vanguard, these are New Zealand's Historic Racing Cars in all their full-colour, tire-burning glory! Historic New Zealand Racing Cars reveals the fascinating histories of eighteen cars whose stories are intertwined with our motoring history. Author Steve Holmes delves into the origins of each vehicle - from design, to racing achievements, and their fate thereafter. Each car is highlighted with a wealth of eye-catching photography. Featuring such racing greats as the mighty 1968 McLaren M8A Can-Am, through to the grass-roots domestic Specials. Single seaters, sports cars, and saloons are all profiled, with cars from the 1940s to the 1980s. Cars that were designed and built locally, to others of international origin, combined they represent a golden era of New Zealand motor racing history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • History of the Olympic Games: Faster, Higher, Stronger
    History of the Olympic Games: Faster, Higher, Stronger
    ISBN: 9781787394049
    Title: History of the Olympic Games: Faster, Higher, Stronger
    Author: WILSON NEIL & BARRETT NORMAN

    A magnificent Olympic experience, published in association with the International Olympic Committee - featuring 225 colour photographs and artworks, including portraits, action shots and images of memorabilia from every Games.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • How to Catch Fish & Where #2: The Big Fish Edition
    How to Catch Fish & Where #2: The Big Fish Edition
    ISBN: 9781869539887
    Title: How to Catch Fish & Where #2: The Big Fish Edition
    Author: RENDLE MIKE

    Following on from Michael's hugely successful How to Catch Fish and Where, this book tells you how to catch the biggest of all your favourite fish, including snapper and hapuka, as well as big game fish. Drawing from more than four decades of fishing experience throughout New Zealand and the Pacific, Michael Rendle has written a book that will be loved by fishermen. Packed-full of colour, description, diagrams and detail, this book is easy to read, simple to follow and includes lots of tips and hints.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • How to Stay Alive The Ultimate Survival Guide for Any Situation
    How to Stay Alive The Ultimate Survival Guide for Any Situation
    ISBN: 9780552168793
    Title: How to Stay Alive The Ultimate Survival Guide for Any Situation
    Author: GRYLLS BEAR


    THE ULTIMATE SURVIVAL GUIDE FROM THE WORLD'S LEADING SURVIVAL EXPERT.
    ___________


    Do you know how to...
    Survive a bear attack?
    Make fire from virtually nothing?
    Fly a plane in an emergency?
    Survive in the most extreme conditions?


    Bear Grylls does.


    There is barely a terrain he hasn't conquered or an extreme environment he hasn't experienced. From his time in 21 SAS, through to his extraordinary expeditions in 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 all of the essential skills you need to survive in the modern world.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • How to Watch a Game of Rugby (#1 Ginger Series)
    How to Watch a Game of Rugby (#1 Ginger Series)
    ISBN: 9780958250931
    Title: How to Watch a Game of Rugby (#1 Ginger Series)
    Author: ZAVOS SPIRO

    Full of enthusiasm, this guide sets out to convince non-believers that rugby is the world's greatest game.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Incomplete Book of Running
    Incomplete Book of Running
    ISBN: 9781451696257
    Title: Incomplete Book of Running
    Author: SAGAL PETER

    Peter Sagal, the host of NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me and a popular columnist for Runner's World, shares "commentary and reflection about running with a deeply felt personal story, this book is winning, smart, honest, and affecting. Whether you are a runner or not, it will move you" (Susan Orlean).

    On the verge of turning forty, Peter Sagal--brainiac Harvard grad, short bald Jew with a disposition towards heft, and a sedentary star of public radio--started running seriously. And much to his own surprise, he kept going, faster and further, running fourteen marathons and logging tens of thousands of miles on roads, sidewalks, paths, and trails all over the United States and the world, including the 2013 Boston Marathon, where he crossed the finish line moments before the bombings.

    In The Incomplete Book of Running, Sagal reflects on the trails, tracks, and routes he's traveled, from the humorous absurdity of running charity races in his underwear--in St. Louis, in February--or attempting to "quiet his colon" on runs around his neighborhood--to the experience of running as a guide to visually impaired runners, and the triumphant post-bombing running of the Boston Marathon in 2014. With humor and humanity, Sagal also writes about the emotional experience of running, body image, the similarities between endurance sports and sadomasochism, the legacy of running as passed down from parent to child, and the odd but extraordinary bonds created between strangers and friends. The result is "a brilliant book about running...What Peter runs toward is strength, understanding, endurance, acceptance, faith, hope, and charity" (P.J. O'Rourke).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

    $30.00
  • Jersey: The Secret Behind the World's Most Successful Sports Team
    Jersey: The Secret Behind the World's Most Successful Sports Team
    ISBN: 9781509856688
    Title: Jersey: The Secret Behind the World's Most Successful Sports Team
    Author: BILLS PETER

    The All Blacks are the greatest sports team on the planet. With a better winning record than any other sports team in history, they stand head and shoulders above their nearest rugby rivals, and go to the 2019 World Cup as back-to-back World Champions. How did an island of just 4.8 million people conquer the world?Peter Bills, who has reported on international rugby for more than 40 years, was given exclusive access to all the key figures in New Zealand rugby as he set out to understand the secrets behind the All Blacks success. From Steve Hansen to Beauden Barrett, Richie McCaw to the late Sir Colin Meads, Peter Bills talked at length with over 90 people, both in New Zealand and around the world, with intimate knowledge of what makes the All Blacks tick.This is a story of the first settlers, and the 'Originals' who forged the All Blacks legacy, right through to modern times. It draws heavily on the contributions made by all New Zealanders: players, coaches, officials, supporters and those who have worn the most recognized jersey in the world. Intrinsically, The Jersey goes to the heart of the All Blacks success. It is also an epic story of not just a rugby team but a nation, whose identities are inextricably linked. Additionally, it debates a question, terrifying for any of their opponents. Could the All Blacks get even better?

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Language of Yoga: Complete A-To-Y Guide to Asana Names, Sanskrit Terms & Chants
    Language of Yoga: Complete A-To-Y Guide to Asana Names, Sanskrit Terms & Chants
    ISBN: 9781683644743
    Title: Language of Yoga: Complete A-To-Y Guide to Asana Names, Sanskrit Terms & Chants
    Author: BACHMAN NICOLAI

    An in-depth reference guide to the vast majority of Sanskrit posture names, terms, and chants used in yoga.


    Ashtanga. Adhomukhashvanasana, Chakra. Prana. The complex terminology of yoga can be overwhelming to someone new to the practice.


    For longtime Sanskrit and yoga scholar Nicolai Bachman, these words are not just foreign terms to be memorized and recited during practice. In The Language of Yoga, Bachman shows that each syllable is a door to deeper, richer engagement with yoga not only as a physical exercise, but as a living, vibrating connection to the life force of this tradition. Providing translation, cultural significance, and precise pronunciation for more than 200 illustrated asanas, The Language of Yoga is the definitive guide to the modern usage of Sanskrit. You will also discover:


    ? Why the exploration of yoga philosophy complements and enriches the physical practice
    ? Correct spelling and pronunciation of common terms you'll likely encounter in the studio
    ? Mudras and chants for different life circumstances
    ? Downloadable audio files for pronunciation of hundreds of terms and posture names


    More than just a supplement to your yoga practice, The Language of Yoga vividly illuminates an ancient system of sacred syllables that resonate deep in the subtle body. Whether you're a passionate enthusiast or a curious beginner, The Language of Yoga offers an invaluable reference guide for any explorer of the yogic path.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Last Wild Trout
    Last Wild Trout
    ISBN: 9781925344561
    Title: Last Wild Trout
    Author: FRENCH GREG

    The Last Wild Trout is an entertaining and intrepid adventure seeking out the last truly wild trout fisheries around the world. Casting his line in 20 far-flung locations, Greg takes in Tasmania, New Zealand, Iceland, the British Isles, Mongolia, Slovenia, British Columbia, Wyoming, California, Patagonia, Nevada, Alaska and Hokkaido all in search of the species that can still be called wild trout.

    Each chapter in this evocative and beautifully-illustrated book focuses on one species or subspecies of trout, and includes a compelling human narrative in Greg’s gregarious and inimitable style. With the deft touch of an expert fisher, Greg beautifully balances the scientific with the personal, the practical with reverie, and the conservation with travel narrative.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Laughter Yoga Daily Laughter Practices for Health & Happiness
    Laughter Yoga Daily Laughter Practices for Health & Happiness
    ISBN: 9781529306576
    Title: Laughter Yoga Daily Laughter Practices for Health & Happiness
    Author: KATARIA MADAN


    With Laughter Yoga, join the worldwide movement and discover how laughter really is the best medicine!


    This book will show you how to bring laughter into your life at any time of the day - no special equipment needed, no new wardrobe, no expensive classes, not even a sense of humour!


    Laughter Yoga is all about voluntary laughter - how you can learn to laugh even in the absence of humorous stimuli, and reap the extraordinary, scientifically proven benefits, which include stress reduction, pain relief, weight loss and enhanced mood. If you act happy, you'll become happy - your body can't tell the difference.


    The exercises in Laughter Yoga combine voluntary laughter with yogic breathing to give you a full mind-body workout. And it turns out that laughter is the fastest way to reduce stress and the best kind of cardio: 30 minutes of hearty laughter is equal to thirty minutes on the rowing machine.


    'Laughter yoga is a perfect way to laugh and get exercise at the same time...I've tried it, and it works.' - Oprah Winfrey


    'Laughter connects you with people. It's almost impossible to maintain any kind of distance or any sense of social hierarchy when you're just howling with laughter. Laughter is a force for democracy.' - John Cleese, after visiting a laughter club in Mumbai during the filming of BBC's TV series The Human Face


    'Laughter yoga exemplifies a form of 'right-brain thinking' that managers should promote.' - Daniel H. Pink



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • LeBron, Inc: The Making of a Billion-Dollar Athlete
    LeBron, Inc: The Making of a Billion-Dollar Athlete
    ISBN: 9781472132444
    Title: LeBron, Inc: The Making of a Billion-Dollar Athlete
    Author: WINDHORST BRIAN


    From the New York Times bestselling author of Return of the King comes the story of LeBron James's incredible transformation from basketball star to sports and business mogul.


    With eight straight trips to the NBA Finals, LeBron James has proven himself one of the greatest basketball players of all time. And like Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan before him, LeBron has also become a global brand and businessman who has altered the way professional athletes think about their value, maximize their leverage, and use their voice.


    LeBron, Inc. tells the story of James's journey down the path to becoming a billionaire sports icon - his successes, his failures, and the lessons both have taught him along the way. With plenty of newsmaking tidbits about his rollercoaster last season in Cleveland and high-profile move to the Lakers, LeBron, Inc. shows how James has changed the way most elite athletes manage their careers, and how he launched a movement among his peers that may last decades beyond his playing days.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Legacy: What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life
    Legacy: What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life
    ISBN: 9781472103536
    Title: Legacy: What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life
    Author: KERR JAMES

    Champions do extra. They sweep the sheds. They follow the spearhead. They keep a blue head. They are good ancestors. In "Legacy," bestselling 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?"

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Light on Life: The Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace & Ultimate Freedom
    Light on Life: The Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace & Ultimate Freedom
    ISBN: 9781529319774
    Title: Light on Life: The Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace & Ultimate Freedom
    Author: IYENGAR B. K. S.


    A must-have for anyone who practises yoga or is interested in the teachings of the East.

    B.K.S. Iyengar, whose teachings on yoga are followed throughout the world, reflects upon his lifetime's experience on the yoga path. The structure of the book follows the different aspects of that path (from Freedom Awaits, through The Physical Body, The Energy Body, The Mental Body, The Intellectual Body, The Divine Body to Living in Freedom) and provides a learning framework for yoga as well as an invaluable discourse on life.


    'Iyengar knows what the body needs, and he's introduced to the West the Easterner's best path to health and well-being' - TIME Magazine


    'Revelations from a lifetime of studying yoga' - The Washington Post


    'Light on Life is rich in yoga philosophy and methodology. But unlike his previous writings, this new book is full of autobiographical anecdotes' - The New York Times


    'Mr Iyengar reveals in Light on Life the 'heart of yoga' that he personally discovered through more than 70 years of disciplined, daily practice ... [including] the precise ways that yoga can transform our lives and help us live in harmony with the world around us' - Yoga Journal


    'The Michelangelo of yoga' - BBC TV



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Light on Yoga
    Light on Yoga
    ISBN: 9780007107001
    Title: Light on Yoga
    Author: IYENGAR B K S

    This text contains a step-by-step guide to routines for beginners to highly advanced, a guide to yoga breathing, an introduction to the philosophy behind yoga and a guide to healing specific health problems.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Little Bit of Yoga An Introduction to Postures & Practice
    Little Bit of Yoga An Introduction to Postures & Practice
    ISBN: 9781454932260
    Title: Little Bit of Yoga An Introduction to Postures & Practice
    Author: STEVENSON MEAGAN

    In the popular "Little Bit of" series: a fresh, accessible introduction to the postures and practice of yoga.

    Although it is an age-old practice originating in India, yoga is still embraced by many as a means of enhancing physical, mental, and spiritual health. Not only does it calm and strengthen, but yoga can improve flexibility and mental clarity through deep breathing and poses. This accessible introduction presents the history and philosophy of the form, along with basic poses--including Adho Mukha Svanasana/"Downward Facing Dog," Virabhadrasana/"Warrior," and Vrksasana/"Tree"--and advice on incorporating them into a daily exercise program.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Little Book of Cricket: Great Quotes off the Middle of the Bat
    Little Book of Cricket: Great Quotes off the Middle of the Bat
    ISBN: 9781911610427
    Title: Little Book of Cricket: Great Quotes off the Middle of the Bat
    Author: HIPPO! ORANGE

    Cricket is blessed with quality prose and gifted writing.


    The nobles and gentlemen who brought the game of cricket from England's villages to the pavilion at Lord's were often as equally blessed with the gift of wit and banter as they were with leather and willow. Their turns of phrase, intellectual insights and outlandish observations were as likely to knock you for six as to leave you stumped.


    The Little Book of Cricketencapsulates their often hilarious, sometimes sombre and occasionally downright bizarre quotes as the greats of the game, from Don Bradman to Steve Waugh and Ian Botham to Freddie Flintoff, all describe their beloved sport in their own words.

    'He's got it, England have won the World Cup by the barest of margins... Absolute ecstasy for England, agony, agony for New Zealand.'

    Ian Smith, New Zealand commentor, calling that crucial final ball of the super over.

    'He lifted the game from a state of conventional excitement to one of unbelievable suspense and drama and finally into the realm of romantic fiction.'

    Henry Blofeld, on a then 18-year-old Ian Botham, 1974.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Long Shots: the Greatest Underdog Stories in NZ Sport
    Long Shots: the Greatest Underdog Stories in NZ Sport
    ISBN: 9781877505416
    Title: Long Shots: the Greatest Underdog Stories in NZ Sport
    Author: SELL BRONWYN

    The most inspiring sporting stories of Kiwis who have triumphed against all odds.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Louise Sutherland: Spinning the Globe
    Louise Sutherland: Spinning the Globe
    ISBN: 9780986464102
    Title: Louise Sutherland: Spinning the Globe
    Author: WALL BRONWEN

    Louise was a small woman with a big heart. She knew virtually nothing about bicycles, except what really mattered, and so became a cycling legend without winning a single race. Instead Louise Sutherland planned her own route - one that was far longer and rougher than any Tour de France. She was the first person ever to cycle right across Brazil, through the Amazon Jungle.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Master of You: A Five-Point System to Synchronize Your Body, Your Home, & Your Time with Your Ambition
    Master of You: A Five-Point System to Synchronize Your Body, Your Home, & Your Time with Your Ambition
    ISBN: 9781683642619
    Title: Master of You: A Five-Point System to Synchronize Your Body, Your Home, & Your Time with Your Ambition
    Author: STILLMAN CATE


    Wellness Expert Cate Stillman Walks You Through a System for Evolving Every Aspect of Your Life Through the Five Elements of Ayurveda


    Do you ever sense that there's a gap between your full potential and how you live your day-to-day life? If so, wellness expert Cate Stillman has a breakthrough solution. InMaster of You, Cate presents an innovative program for embracing and accelerating your true capabilities--all through the five fundamental elements of Ayurveda.


    Master of Youshows you how to align every aspect of your life with who you want to become next. Rather than quick fixes and life hacks, Cate offers element-by-element instruction on how to organize your home (space), optimize your biorhythms (earth), clarify your ambitions (fire), realign your relationship with time (air), and embody integrity and flow in your daily life (water).


    Through concentrated inquiry, dozens of practices, and a deep dive into the alchemical power of Ayurveda,Master of Youwill guide you in how to clear away obstacles and empower your own evolution. Here you will discover:


    - Practices for checking in on your body, mind, and spirit with clear eyes
    - How to recognize and bridge the gaps in your personal integrity
    - Important habits for honoring and nurturing your body's natural rhythms
    - How to confidently step up for your dreams through pilgrimage and vision quests
    - The five bodies you need to consider and nourish as you progress
    - How your past experiences and ingrained habits shape you from the cells up
    - The inherent paradoxes of mastering the element of air (time)
    - How to practice fasting for better nourishment (and enjoyment!) from food
    - Why mastering integrity and flow is the linchpin of the elemental process
    - How to discern the signs pointing toward your true dharma


    "What if you met your present realities, challenges, and opportunities facing forward, rooted from within, activating support from all around you?" writes Cate. "What if you could design for and actualize the life beyond your wildest dreams? Who could you become?" WithMaster of You, you too can take the reins of your life, reorient toward what makes you thrive, and bridge the gap between the possible and the actual.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False Nines
    Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False Nines
    ISBN: 9780008215552
    Title: Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False Nines
    Author: COX MICHAEL


    An absolutely essential book for every modern football fan, about the development of Premier League tactics, published to coincide with 25 years of the competition.


    Back in 1992, English football was stuck in the dark ages, emerging from a five-year ban from European competition. The game was physical, bruising and attritional, based on strength over speed, aggression over finesse. It was the era of the midfield general, reducers, big men up front and getting it in the mixer; 4-4-2 was the order of the day. Few teams experimented tactically.


    And then, almost overnight, it all changed. The creation of the Premier League coincided with one of the most seismic rule changes in football history: the abolition of the back-pass. Suddenly defenders had no-get-out-of-jail-free card, goalkeepers had to be able to field and play the ball and the pace of the game quickened immeasurably. Tactics evolved dramatically, helped by an increased foreign influence.


    The Mixer is the first book to delve deep into the tactical story of the Premier League, and take a long view of how the game has developed over the last quarter century. From Ferguson's directness to Keegan's relentlessly attacking Newcastle outfit, to Mourinho's cagey, reactive Chelsea, all the way to Ranieri's counter-attacking champions, The Mixer is one of the most entertaining, rich and knowledgeable football books ever written.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
    Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
    ISBN: 9780393324815
    Title: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
    Author: LEWIS MICHAEL

    Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manager, Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts, Michael Lewis has written not only ""the single most influential baseball book ever"" (Rob Neyer, Slate) but also what ""may be the best book ever written on business"" (Weekly Standard). I wrote this book because I fell in love with a story. The story concerned a small group of undervalued professional baseball players and executives, many of whom had been rejected as unfit for the big leagues, who had turned themselves into one of the most successful franchises in Major League Baseball. But the idea for the book came well before I had good reason to write it, before I had a story to fall in love with. It began, really, with an innocent question: how did one of the poorest teams in baseball, the Oakland Athletics, win so many games? With these words Michael Lewis launches us into the funniest, smartest, and most contrarian book since, well, since Liar's Poker. Moneyball is a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
    $29.99
  • Murdoch: The All Black Who Never Returned
    Murdoch: The All Black Who Never Returned
    ISBN: 9781988516127
    Title: Murdoch: The All Black Who Never Returned
    Author: PALENSKI RON

    The story of Keith Murdoch is the great unsolved mystery of world rugby. The All Black who was sent home from the tour of the British Isles in 1972 and who exiled himself to the vastness of the Australian outback remains a banner headline in rugby memories. It does so despite the passing of the years.The basics of the story are well known: the strength of the man who scored the All Blacks¿ only try against Wales, then the celebrations that night that went so horribly wrong. Murdoch has appeared publicly a few times since but not said much and nothing at all of the events of that night, or how he felt then and later.But now, the story can be told more fully than before through anecdotes and memories of teammates and colleagues and through the damning words of those who condemned him to his life on the run.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • My World
    My World
    ISBN: 9781787290358
    Title: My World
    Author: SAGAN PETER


    Peter Sagan, at just 29 years of age, is already one of cycling's greatest riders of all time. With six Tour de France points jersey victories, three road race world championships, the 2018 Paris-Roubaix, and multiple spring classics among Sagan's palmares, the world of cycling agrees that this intense, yet fun-loving rider is among the most dominant and fun-to-watch riders of his generation.


    In My World, for the very first time, bike racing fans will have the opportunity to glimpse behind the scenes of Sagan's cycling life, revealing the full extent of his dedication to competition and determination to win. They will read about his relationship with fellow riders, his heroes, and how he copes with the expectation of success. He will share technical details about his preparation, dissect the art of the sprint, and analyze the tactics that play out during a fiercely competitive stage or race.


    Sagan also gets personal, inviting us into his entourage as he blasts through races--then blows off steam with a few well-played pranks on friends. He shares his love for stunts like popping uphill wheelies on his road bike or lip-synching to John Travolta--and explains why bets lost and promises to friends sometimes end with a chicken dance across the finish line.


    If the rainbow jersey comes with a curse, what happens when you win three? Meet the real Peter Sagan in My World and find out why cycling's most interesting personality never takes winning too seriously.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength & Endurance
    Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength & Endurance
    ISBN: 9781846684579
    Title: Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength & Endurance
    Author: MCDOUGALL CHRISTOPHER

    The best-selling author of Born to Run now travels to the Mediterranean, where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete, and ready to be unleashed in the muscles and minds of casual athletes and aspiring heroes everywhere.

    After running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in World War II plotted the daring abduction of a German general from the heart of the Nazi occupation. How did a penniless artist, a young shepherd, and a playboy poet believe they could carry out such a remarkable feat of strength and endurance, smuggling the general past thousands of Nazi pursuers, with little more than their own wits and courage to guide them?

    McDougall makes his way to the island to find the answer and retrace their steps, experiencing firsthand the extreme physical challenges the Resistance fighters and their local allies faced. On Crete, the birthplace of the classical Greek heroism that spawned the likes of Herakles and Odysseus, McDougall discovers the tools of the hero--natural movement, extraordinary endurance, and efficient nutrition. All of these skills, McDougall learns, are still practiced in far-flung pockets throughout the world today.

    More than a mystery of remarkable people and cunning schemes, Natural Born Heroes is a fascinating investigation into the lost art of the hero, taking us from the streets of London at midnight to the beaches of Brazil at dawn, from the mountains of Colorado to McDougall's own backyard in Pennsylvania, all places where modern-day athletes are honing ancient skills so they're ready for anything.

    Just as Born to Run inspired readers to get off the treadmill, out of their shoes, and into the natural world, Natural Born Heroes will inspire them to leave the gym and take their fitness routine to nature--to climb, swim, skip, throw, and jump their way to their own heroic feats.

    From the Hardcover edition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

    $28.00
  • Never, Ever Give Up? A Memoir
    Never, Ever Give Up? A Memoir
    ISBN: 9781988503059
    Title: Never, Ever Give Up? A Memoir
    Author: HELLEMANS JOHN

    John Hellemans looks back on his long career in triathlon, initially as a successful competitor, and subsequently as a coach and sports medicine doctor for some of New Zealand¿s best-performing triathletes.
    Hellemans won six national titles and represented New Zealand at several world championship events and the 1990 Commonwealth Games. As an amateur he has won eight age-group world championship titles. Erin Baker, Jenny Rose, Craig Watson, Ben Bright, Kris Gemmell, Rachel Klamer, Maaike Caelers and Andrea Hewitt figure amongst the many triathletes he has coached at world championship and Olympic level.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Niki Lauda: The Biography
    Niki Lauda: The Biography
    ISBN: 9781471192913
    Title: Niki Lauda: The Biography
    Author: HAMILTON MAURICE

    The most comprehensive and detailed biography of Formula One legend Nick Lauda ever published, as told by Maurice Hamilton, who knew him for more than forty years. From the famous rivalry with James Hunt in the 1970s, as depicted in the film Rush, to working with Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes, Lauda's career helped define modern F1. In 1975, Lauda became world champion for the first time. Driving for Ferrari, he looked to retain his title in 1976 and was dominating the campaign ahead of James Hunt in his McLaren. Then, on 1 August, he was involved in a horrendous crash at the Nurburgring and was badly burned and in hospital he was given the last rites, so severe were his injuries. Remarkably, six weeks later, he was back racing again, determined to show he could still compete. As they came to the final race of the season in Japan, Lauda held a narrow lead in the championship, but in appalling weather conditions, Lauda withdrew from the race, while Hunt went on to secure the points he needed to become world champion. It was high-speed drama at its best. Lauda came back to win the title again in 1977 and then, having temporarily retired, he won it for a third time in 1984, driving for McLaren. When he finally finished as an F1 driver, he started his own airline, before he returned to the sport in various management roles, latterly as chairman of Mercedes, where he helped in the negotiations to bring Lewis Hamilton to the team. Maurice Hamilton, who first met Lauda in 1971, draws together the remarkable story of one of the greatest stars in Formula One history. Based on interviews with friends and family, rival drivers and those he worked with later in his career, Niki Lauda is a superb and definitive tribute to a remarkable character, who died in May 2019 at the age of seventy.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • No Hunger in Paradise: The Players. the Journey. the Dream
    No Hunger in Paradise: The Players. the Journey. the Dream
    ISBN: 9781784756116
    Title: No Hunger in Paradise: The Players. the Journey. the Dream
    Author: CALVIN MICHAEL

    Only 180 of the 1.5 million boys who play organized youth soccer in England will become a Premier League pro--a success rate of 0.012%. How and why do the favored few make it? Who should they trust--the coach, the agent or their parents? Michael Calvin provides the answers on a journey from non-league grounds to hermetically sealed Premier League palaces, via gang-controlled housing estates and the England team's inner sanctum. He interviews decision makers, behavioral specialists, agents, and leading coaches. He exposes bullying and a black economy in which children are commodities, but remains true to the dream.




    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • No Spin
    No Spin
    ISBN: 9781760899202
    Title: No Spin
    Author: WARNE SHANE

    In 1993 at Old Trafford, Manchester, a young blond leg-spinner bowled the ball that was heard around the world. In the years that followed, there were plenty of deliveries that all but matched it. Everyone knows the story, or thinks they do. The bowler who rewrote the record books. One of Wisden's five cricketers of the 20th century. A sporting idol across the globe and a maverick magnet for the tabloids. But the millions of words written and spoken about Shane Warne since his explosive arrival on the Test cricket scene in 1992 have only scratched the surface. His side of the story has largely remained untold. Passionate and straight-shooting, Shane describe growing up in the suburbs of Melbourne as a football-crazy kid, being raised by parents whose own story tells up much about his desire to succeed, and he takes us all the way down the road to his 700th Test wicket. Along the way are a dodgy bookmaker, a rogue pill, cruel injuries, killer comebacks, spiders and snakes, high-profile friendships and an even higher-profile relationship - alongside Ashes, World Cup and IPL glory. Nothing is off limits. Over the past 18 months, Shane has recorded many hours' worth of conversations with Mark Nicholas, in which he has spoken at length about his remarkable experiences. Rarely has a cricketer looked back so deeply at his life. Perhaps most rivetingly of all, the romantic in him shares the secrets of his beloved art: the art, that is, of leg-spin. It is what he calls 'the adventure of a lifetime' and, as he says, 'Few batsmen, if any, truly know what I do.' A sporting great, an irresistible celebrity, a family man and a self-confessed almost-regular Aussie bloke, in No Spin Shane Warne offers a compelling insight into how a boy from Black Rock changed the face of cricket. Book jacket.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • NZ Cricket Almanac 2019
    NZ Cricket Almanac 2019
    ISBN: 9781988516851
    Title: NZ Cricket Almanac 2019
    Author: PAYNE FRANCIS & SMITH IAN

    The New Zealand Cricket Almanack is the cricket lover's bible and is regarded worldwide as one of the finest books of its kind. The 72nd edition contains all the details of another full year of cricket at all levels, including extensive coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup all the Black Caps' and White Ferns' matches. As usual, there is a detailed records section and a fascinating collection of the season's happenings.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • NZ Horse
    NZ Horse
    ISBN: 9780995102927
    Title: NZ Horse
    Author: CODDINGTON DEBORAH

    A magnificent tribute to the New Zealand horse, documenting its pivotal role in the development of the early colony, in farming, transport, war, sport and in our affections.Writer Deborah Coddington and photographer Jane Ussher capture the strength, beauty and mystery of the horse across New Zealand, from bareback beach riders in the far north and huntsmen in Hawke's Bay, to the Otago high country, the stud farms of the Waikato, the wild horses of the Kaimanawas, film horses, dressage horses and many, many more.Warmly and expertly written, and including a range of historical images, this magnificent book is brought to startling life by the astounding photographs of Jane Ussher.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • NZ Surf: Vol.II
    NZ Surf: Vol.II
    ISBN: 9780473482480
    Title: NZ Surf: Vol.II
    Author: LEVERS CRAIG

    Following the sell out success of NZ Surf: The Collection Vol.Ireleased in 2017, Vol.II is the next in the popular series. Vol.II is all new material, but follows the best ideas from Vol.I. There's coverage of new and older members of our NZ surfing tribe, we've included some very different places in different ways to get to the roots of surfing in New Zealand as only a book can. There's surf history, surf stars and grommet coverage. Warren Hawke has packed over 500 images and close to 60,000 words into the book that will have the reader go back again and again. As with all PhotoCPL Media books it is a hard cover, quality printed and bound using sustainable FSC certified paper stocks. Designed by artist Josh O'Rourke. It also features the work from both established and upcoming surf writers and photographers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • On Fire: My Story of England's Summer to Remember
    On Fire: My Story of England's Summer to Remember
    ISBN: 9781472271280
    Title: On Fire: My Story of England's Summer to Remember
    Author: STOKES BEN


    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER


    WINNER OF THE 2019 BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD


    'He is the Special One, and I intend to call him that for the rest of his career' Sir Ian Botham, Daily Telegraph
    'There are not enough superlatives to describe Ben Stokes' Nasser Hussain, Daily Mail
    'The undisputed hero of English cricket' The Times


    Early evening on Sunday 14th July 2019. Lord's Cricket Ground in London. Something unprecedented had just happened: England had won the Cricket World Cup for the very first time since the tournament's inception in 1975. At the epicentre of England's historic triumph was Ben Stokes, the talismanic all-rounder with an insatiable appetite for The Big Occasion. He contributed a critical 84 runs off 98 balls when England batted, a seemingly nerveless innings of discipline and maturity. Thrillingly, it was enough to tie the scores at 241 runs each, so the match reverted to a Super Over - just six balls for each side to bat in the ultimate in sporting sudden-death. Stokes and Jos Buttler saw England to 15 runs off their over. When it was finally confirmed that Martin Guptill had been run out off the very last ball of New Zealand's Super Over with the scores level once again, England had astonishingly won on the boundary count-back, and the nation could finally breathe again.


    Early evening on Sunday 25th August 2019. A sun-drenched Headingley in Leeds. Having been bowled out for just 67 earlier in the Third Test, England were facing the prospect of failing to regain the Ashes. In their second innings England were still 73 runs short of victory with a solitary wicket remaining. Australia were near certainties to retain the Ashes there and then. Cue one of the most amazing innings ever witnessed as Ben Stokes thrashed the Australian bowlers to all corners of the ground, in the process scoring 135 not out, driving England to a barely-believable one-wicket victory, and keeping the series very much alive. The nation took another breath.


    On Fire is Ben Stokes' brand new book, and in it he tells the story of England's electrifying first ever Cricket World Cup triumph, as well as this summer's momentous Ashes Test series. It is the ultimate insider's account of the most nerve-shredding but riveting three-and-a-half months in English cricket history.



    Format: Spiral
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga & How It Can Transform Your Life
    One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga & How It Can Transform Your Life
    ISBN: 9780865477803
    Title: One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga & How It Can Transform Your Life
    Author: STERN EDDIE


    A pragmatic and succinct introduction to the purposes and benefits of yoga--philosophical, physiological, mental, and spiritual

    Yoga is reputed to improve our physical and mental health, and to help us become more productive at work, more caring in relationships, and more responsible contributors to society. If yoga does accomplish all that--and most practitioners will swear it's true--how exactly does it do it? Believe it or not, there are answers. And they are based in how the human body/mind functions, how we are built and wired, and how what we do can direct and change that.


    Drawing on modern neuroscience, ancient wisdom, and decades of practice and teaching, Eddie Stern'sOne Simple Thing explains how what we do affects who we become, and reveals how a steady routine of physical movements, activities, and attitudes are able to transform not just our bodies but our brain functions and emotions, and how we experience life.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • One-Way Ticket: Nine Lives on Two Wheels
    One-Way Ticket: Nine Lives on Two Wheels
    ISBN: 9781787477513
    Title: One-Way Ticket: Nine Lives on Two Wheels
    Author: VAUGHTERS JONATHAN

    The new memoir tracing story of cycling since the 1980s, through the eyes of Jonathan Vaughters, founder of team Education First and one of the sport's most towering figures.

    Jonathan Vaughters' story is the story of modern cycling. From his early years as a keen cyclist in his hometown in Colorado to his unflinching rite of passage as a professional rider with US Postal to his elevation as one of cycling's most resilient, ethical and intelligent team bosses, the highs and lows of his career have mirrored those of the sport itself. Vaughters has had a front-row seat for most of the major events in cycling over the past three decades. He was both a former teammate of Lance and a leading witness against him. And he went on to renounce doping and start the first pro cycling team to dedicate itself to clean riding, which has grown into one of the most successful teams competing today and started a movement that has swept across the sport.

    This is also not simply a story of races won and lost: Vaughters shows readers how he navigated the complex, international business of building Slipstream into a world-class cycling team. Over the past decade, he has led the sport out of the scandal-plagued Armstrong era. By presenting the world with a team made of talented racers built around a rigorous approach to clean racing, he set a new standard within cycling that has since spread across the peloton. Written from the unique perspective of both a racer and a team manager, One-Way Ticket gives the complete story of what it takes to build a winning team and repair the reputation of a sport.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

    $28.00
  • Open Side
    Open Side
    ISBN: 9780008336585
    Title: Open Side
    Author: WARBURTON SAM

    Sam Warburton OBE was not only a titan of Welsh rugby, but an icon of the game. Having& represented his country as a player& and team captain at all junior levels, he propelled himself to international attention in 2011 when named& as the youngest ever captain of Wales for the Rugby World Cup. Despite his tender age, Sam's& immense displays for club and country were recognised still further in April 2013, when, at just 24, he was named the Lions' captain for the& extraordinary& 2013 tour to Australia.& Four years later, after a year 'in the wilderness', Sam was named Lions' captain yet again for the historic tour to New Zealand, thereby becoming the first ever Lions Captain never to lose a series in the professional era.& Intelligent, calm, thoughtful - in many ways seemingly the exact opposite of the smash and crash of modern rugby - Warburton's edge never came with his size, but with his depth of thought, his reading of movement, and his understanding that, to be a uniquely successful leader, one needs to set goals that far exceed the ambitions of even the most ferocious of opponents.& In leading other men, and in pitting himself against the world's best, Warburton was forced repeatedly to push himself to the very edge of his physiological and mental limits, the 21 significant injuries over that period a painful testament to his sacrifice.& Open Side& is therefore not simply a chronology of events or a celebration of statistics. Written in a compelling but soul searching style, this is an astoundingly personal book exploring the nature of leadership, the value of self-control, the precision of mindset and of course the future of the game.& It is also a deeply personal meditation on the sacrifice of body, the torment of injury and the pain of retirement, a decision Sam was forced to make in July 2018, at just 29 years old.& Never before has a rugby autobiography given such intimate access not only to the realities of the dressing room and the heroes and villains of the modern game, but to the unique mindset required to make someone a genuinely great leader of men.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Open Water: The History & Technique of Swimming
    Open Water: The History & Technique of Swimming
    ISBN: 9781452169941
    Title: Open Water: The History & Technique of Swimming
    Author: ROSEN MICHAEL

    Dive deep into the world of swimming with open water swimmer and coach Mikael Ros n as he explores the sport through eight different perspectives. With topics ranging from the vigorous mental and physical demands of the sport to gender and race politics, no reader will be left treading water. Ros n also provides a look into the lives of professional swimmers such as Michael Phelps and Sarah Sj str m, sharing insights into what makes these greats super swimmers. Packed with interesting history, science, and trivia, as well as useful charts, maps, sidebars, tips, and strategies--plus plenty of photos sprinkled throughout--this compendium is a must-have for any athlete or swimming fanatic.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Open: An Autobiography
    Open: An Autobiography
    ISBN: 9780007281435
    Title: Open: An Autobiography
    Author: AGASSI ANDRE

    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. And yet, despite his raw talent, he struggles early on. 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Our Game: NZ Rugby At 150
    Our Game: NZ Rugby At 150
    ISBN: 9781988516981
    Title: Our Game: NZ Rugby At 150
    Author: PALENSKI RON

    The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the first game of rugby in Nelson; this book will celebrate 150 years of New Zealand's national game, the game more than any other that has helped shape the New Zealand psyche and identity.It will take the form of 150 short stories - stories about the players, the teams, the provinces, the trophies, everything that helped make the game what it is, from the first in the horse and buggy days to the latest in the days of ultra-modern technology.It will talk of players who no one living saw play; and it will talk of players who are recognised wherever they go in the widening rugby world. And who can talk of players and resist speculating who the greatest of all might have been? It's opinions and speculation that make up some of the enduring appeal of the game New Zealanders are (mostly) better at than anyone else.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Oxygen
    Oxygen
    ISBN: 9781775541349
    Title: Oxygen
    Author: TRUBRIDGE WILLIAM

    The incredible under-water world of William Trubridge. A memoir of an aquatic affinity, the power of the subconscious mind and testing the limits of human physiology. William Trubridge spent his childhood on a sailing boat, waking to the sound of the sea. He set off for New Zealand from the UK with his family as an 18-month-old, spending the next ten years with the ocean as his school and his playground. He suffered a great deal of mental turmoil when eventually his family arrived in Hawke's Bay, where he had to stay on land to attend high-school. Not long after leaving school, William set-off for the Bahamas to learn the art of freediving, a form of breath-hold diving without assistance. He's still there today, where he trains and teaches at Dean's Blue Hole, the deepest sea water sink-hole in the world. Described as 'the greatest freediver of them all,' William Trubridge is a 16 times world freediving record holder. He broke his own world record at Dean's Blue Hole in 2016, a dive he described as 'terrible' - he feared he was going to black out before he reached the surface. In a sport where there are between 40 and 60 fatal accidents every year, it's not surprising William has had his fair share of close calls, one of which took from him his sense of taste. Freediving is one of the oldest and most intriguing relationships humans have with the ocean. It requires building a tolerance to oxygen deprivation and the feeling of suffocation, coping with immense water-column pressure, increasing lung capacity by expanding diaphragm muscles and stretching areas of the body seldom used. William has studied the techniques of sea mammals to test the limits of human physiology, and his experiments make for incredibly gripping reading. But this is not just a book about freediving - it is a book about one man's wonderment with the ocean, its creatures and ecology. Exquisitely written, the book is a meditation on life and death, risk and mental toughness, dharma and discipline. There are also strong messages on overcoming life's adversity, whatever that may be, and how almost everyone's greatest adversary is actually, in the end, one's self.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Perfect Run: A Guide to Cultivating a Near-Effortless Running State
    Perfect Run: A Guide to Cultivating a Near-Effortless Running State
    ISBN: 9781472968654
    Title: Perfect Run: A Guide to Cultivating a Near-Effortless Running State
    Author: KIRBY CARLTON

    The "perfect" run, when you are in a full flow and feeling totally unstoppable, can be elusive, but this practical expert guide, written by a celebrated Runner's World writer Mackenzie Havey, will ensure you find it time and time again and in the process transform your running performances.
    At some point in every runner's career they experience the "perfect" run, when they are in full flow and feel totally unstoppable. Your worries about the day and physical aches and pains melt away. Your body and mind are in complete sync and the run feels effortless.
    Even still, the path to achieving the perfect run remains mysterious. It often materializes in the unlikeliest of circumstances in adverse weather or on a day when everything else seems to be going wrong. Conversely, when we try hard to create the right conditions for that perfect run, it often doesn't come about.
    In The Perfect Run, Mackenzie L. Havey reveals everyone has the potential to enjoy more joyful and flow-driven running, no matter your experience, pace, or sporting ambitions.
    This ground-breaking book features insights from elite athletes, neuroscientists, coaches, and everyday runners to provide a road map for how to cultivate the right conditions for the "perfect" run. These ideas will not only help facilitate the potential for more successful running but, more significantly, can also be translated into other areas of your life to help provide a sense of calmness, self-control, and fulfillment far beyond the running trails.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
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