Roller derby is a unique, fast-paced, female-dominated sport that is taking the world by storm. It originated in the USA in the 1930s but it is the revival that began in 2001 that has inspired this new book. Roller derby has become one of the world's fastest-growing new sports and there are now more than 1000 leagues worldwid... read more
The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told celebrates the art of hunting fish at many angles. This ancient tradition is practiced all over the world. Tales of baiting, angling, and the watery outdoors are recounted by great writers such as Rudyard Kipling, Guy de Maupassant, and Lord Byron. In scenic rivers, lakes, and seas, praise t... read more
|Author:||Wisden Cricketer's Almanack|
Since 2003 the Wisden Cricketer has run a monthly feature called Eyewitness'. Each article takes a seminal moment in the history of cricket and invites the key protagonists to reminisce about it, relive it and reflect. Now for the first time the very best of Eyewitness' has been collected in one volume. The result is a fasc... read more
Boxing in Australia is steeped in history and tradition. The primal heat of battle and the triumph of the underdog have been woven into the fabric of Australian society. Even though the 'format' has changed with super-fights drawing stadium crowds and reaping millions of dollars, the core attraction of boxing is still about c... read more
BMXing is incredibly popular, and the streets and tracks are filled with children and teenagers trying to impress their friends with their BMX skills. Freestyle BMX Tricks is illustrated with hundreds of colour photographs of kids on BMXs demonstrating their amazing moves. From youngsters trying out BMXing for the first tim... read more
Every wave has a story to tell...
A wave at Waimea Bay that Shane Dorian waited 15 years for. An uncharted mile-long left glimpsed from a mail plane in remote Micronesia. Surfing alone in a 60-knot Southern Ocean squall. A father sharing a wave at Bells Beach with his 10-year-old son. Paddling over a frozen 30-footer on... read more
Peter Troy's travels are the stuff of surf legend. An original and influential figure in the early days at Bells Beach, Troy left Australia in 1963 and roamed the planet with surfboard under arm, from Europe to Hawaii, South America to Africa, introducing surfing to Brazil and discovering untold perfect waves, like Nias off t... read more
In 1987, the Tour was won by Irishman Stephen Roche. It was the first time the champion had hailed from outside the Continent or the States and the first time in 20 years a British team - ANC Halfords - had competed in the world's toughest and craziest race. This title describes what it takes to compete, survive and win durin... read more
In Ghost Wave, Chris Dixon dives deep into the fascinating history of Cortes Bank and the motley brotherhood of argumentative, damaged, brave and quirky margin walkers who discovered and scaled the tallest mountain in the sea. Along the way, he'll show how these pioneering wave-addicts changed our very understanding of the sc... read more
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The Essential Number Cruncher for 2012 AFL Season. The 2012 AFL PROSPECTUS, now in its seventh edition, is 416 pages full of vital information for coaches, players, fans and fantasy footy coaches.
Don't know a scrum from a driving maul? Can't tell a box kick from a grubber kick? With the 2011 World Cup coming up fast, you need to know why a haka is not someone feeling queasy and why a goose-step is nothing to worry about! Let this second edition of Ruby Union for dummies guide you past the high tackles, teach you how t... read more
Use your coloured pencils, pens or crayons to bring extra colour to the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games with the "London 2012 Games Sticker Colouring Book". With more than 20 scenes to colour in - featuring star athletes and exclusive London 2012 imagery, such as the official mascots Wenlock and Mandeville - th... read more
|Author:||John D. T. White|
Helps reader learn facts about the sport on a range of topics, from the players and the tournaments (both individual and team) to the great courses that have provided the stage on which the sport's stars have performed.
How sport lost its Corinthian spirit, and why big business and politicians jumped on the band wagon.
The spirit of the game was first nurtured on the playing fields of the English public school, and in the pages of Tom Brown's Schooldays - this Corinthian spirit was then exported around the world. The competitive spirit... read more
If St George were The Beatles of rugby league, with hits year after year in the early part of the decade, then South Sydney were surely The Rolling Stones. And just as The Beatles vacated the world stage and surrendered the title of best rock and roll band in the world to The Stones, South Sydney assumed the mantle of Sydney ... read more
Ditch those cushiony running shoes--they're holding you back and hurting your feet! You've heard about barefoot running and how it can reduce injury and allow for better form. Maybe you've even tried it and learned how shedding those heavy, overly- manufactured shoes can make running more enjoyable. Regardless of your experti... read more
It was the greatest year of my life. I ran with bulls, danced at festivals, strode across the Great Wall of China and crawled beneath the Great Pyramids. I made my way to the remotest islands, the hottest deserts and the coldest of climates. I was robbed, suffered injuries, got sick and depressed. I covered around 320,000 kil... read more