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My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence ...
My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence and upgrade its status from a regional economic centre into an international hub. It is striving to excel in services, tourism, the knowledge economy and creative human resources in order to reach its ambitious development goals.

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19.06 USD

My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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'One of the World's all-time great leaders' Professor Anita Elberse, Harvard Business School What does it take to lead a team to world-class success over a sustained period of time? Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the few leaders who truly knows. In his 38 years in management, Sir Alex ...
Leading
'One of the World's all-time great leaders' Professor Anita Elberse, Harvard Business School What does it take to lead a team to world-class success over a sustained period of time? Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the few leaders who truly knows. In his 38 years in management, Sir Alex won an astonishing 49 trophies and helped grow Manchester United into one of the biggest commercial brands in the world. In this inspirational and straight-talking book, Sir Alex reveals the secrets behind his record-breaking career. LEADING is structured around the key skills that Sir Alex values most highly. It includes subjects we immediately associate with his managerial style: Discipline, Control, Teamwork and Motivation. But it also addresses subjects that are less obvious but no less important when seeking success: Delegation, Data Analysis and Dealing with Failure. Written with the investor Sir Michael Moritz, a longstanding friend of Sir Alex, LEADING is packed with insight, wisdom, humour and honesty. The individual stories inevitably concern themselves with football, and the phenomenal success that came along the way, but the lessons can be applied by anyone. Whether you run a business, teach in a classroom, or work in a small team, LEADING will help you become a better leader.
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15.79 USD

Leading

by Alex Ferguson
Paperback
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Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson's best-selling autobiography has now been updated to offer reflections on events at Manchester United since his retirement ...
Alex Ferguson My Autobiography
Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson's best-selling autobiography has now been updated to offer reflections on events at Manchester United since his retirement as well as his teachings at the Harvard Business School, a night at the Oscars and a boat tour round the Hebrides, where he passed unrecognised. The extra material adds fresh insights and detail on his final years as United's manager. Both the psychology of management and the detail of football strategy at the top level can be complex matters but no-one has explained them in a more interesting and accessible way for the general reader than Sir Alex does here. MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY is revealing, endlessly entertaining and above all inspirational.
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17.70 USD

Alex Ferguson My Autobiography

by Alex Ferguson
Paperback
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From the post room to the board room, everyone thinks they can be the manager. But how do you manage outrageous talent? What do you do to inspire loyalty from your players? How do you turn around a team in crisis? What's the best way to build long-term success? How ...
The Manager: Inside the Minds of Football's Leaders
From the post room to the board room, everyone thinks they can be the manager. But how do you manage outrageous talent? What do you do to inspire loyalty from your players? How do you turn around a team in crisis? What's the best way to build long-term success? How can you lead calmly under pressure? The issues are the same whether you're managing a Premier League football team or a FTSE 100 company. Here, for the first time, some 30 of the biggest names in football management reveal just what it takes. With their every act, remark, and success or failure under constant scrutiny from the media and the fans, these managers need to be the most adroit of leaders. In The Manager they explain their methods, offer lessons they've learned along the way, and describe the decisions they make and the leadership they provide. Each chapter tackles a key leadership issue for managers in any walk of life and, in their own words, shows how the experts deal with the challenges they face in an abnormally high-pressure environment. Offering valuable lessons for business leaders and fascinating behind-the-scenes insights for football fans, The Manager is an honest, accessible and unprecedented look at the day-to-day work of these high-profile characters and the world of top-level football management. Featuring: Roy Hodgson, Carlo Ancelotti, Arsene Wenger, Sam Allardyce, Roberto Mancini, Jose Mourinho, Brendan Rodgers, Harry Redknapp, Sir Alex Ferguson, Walter Smith, Mick McCarthy, Gerard Houllier, Tony Pulis, Martin O'Neill, Neil Warnock, Howard Wilkinson, Kevin Keegan, Dario Gradi, Andre Villas-Boas, David Moyes, Alex McLeish, Hope Powell, Martin Jol, Glenn Hoddle, Chris Hughton, David Platt, Paul Ince, and George Graham.
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15.91 USD

The Manager: Inside the Minds of Football's Leaders

by Mike Carson
Paperback
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'Enda McNulty helped me to believe that I had the potential to win an Olympic medal' Annalise Murphy, Olympic silver medallist As an All-Ireland winning footballer and a highly successful motivational coach and businessman, Enda McNulty has an intimate knowledge of what it takes to achieve real success. Enda has ...
Commit!: Make Your Mind and Body Stronger and Unlock Your Full Potential
'Enda McNulty helped me to believe that I had the potential to win an Olympic medal' Annalise Murphy, Olympic silver medallist As an All-Ireland winning footballer and a highly successful motivational coach and businessman, Enda McNulty has an intimate knowledge of what it takes to achieve real success. Enda has worked with international high achievers such as rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll, the Leinster and Irish rugby teams, Olympians David Gillick and Annalise Murphy, Riverdance principal dancer, Padraic Moyles, and top management teams in companies like Digicel, Diageo, Intel, Microsoft and Facebook. He knows how to help people reach their potential. Enda believes that our greatest fulfilment comes from finding, and working to achieve, our life's true purpose. In Commit! he explains how to go about doing this. Drawing on his personal and professional experience, Enda demonstrates how to harness your strengths so you can live a more purposeful life. He explains how to develop a mindset that will help you to recognise and embrace opportunity. He explores resilience and mental toughness and how to develop both. And he provides practical guidance on managing physical wellness through the right mix of exercise and nutrition. Using examples from the wide variety of the people Enda has helped - some well-known, some not so well-known - Commit! blends real world experience with the wealth of personal insight and expertise Enda has built up over the years. It is nothing less than a one-stop manual for becoming the truest most fulfilled version of yourself you can be. 'After working with Enda and his team my onstage performances improved significantly and the work still helps me reach my potential in every facet of life' Padraic Moyles, lead dancer, Riverdance 'Working with Enda McNulty made a positive difference to how I do my job. I have a renewed sense of purpose, clarity and perspective' Eamonn Sinnott, General Manager, Intel Ireland 'Enda's understanding and skill were crucial in helping me to reach my potential as an athlete. And I still use the tools he gave me in my post-athletic career' David Gillick, Olympian
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26.53 USD

Commit!: Make Your Mind and Body Stronger and Unlock Your Full Potential

by Enda McNulty
Paperback
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Ask any serious runner and they'll tell you that being mentally sound is vital to success in the sport. The ability to enter a flow state of mind is something that Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has devoted his entire career to understanding. In Running Flow, Dr. Csikszentmihalyi is joined by fellow ...
Running Flow
Ask any serious runner and they'll tell you that being mentally sound is vital to success in the sport. The ability to enter a flow state of mind is something that Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has devoted his entire career to understanding.

In Running Flow, Dr. Csikszentmihalyi is joined by fellow psychologist Christine Weinkauff and running journalist and coach Philip Latter. This landmark work is the first book dedicated to helping runners achieve the state of flow in competitive and training environments. You'll find comprehensive coverage of the phenomenon, unique practice exercises that stimulate its occurrence, and firsthand accounts from elite runners about their flow experiences.

The psychological barriers associated with training and competition can be as demanding as the physical ones. Destined to become a running classic, Running Flow will open your mind not only to better performance but also to a better, healthier, and more enjoyable experience.

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21.950000 USD

Running Flow

by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Philip Latter, Christine Weinkauff Duranso
Paperback / softback
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THIS IS THE BOOK EVERY RUNNER NEEDS TO FUEL THEIR TRAINING-FROM AMATEUR TO ELITE ATHLETE* Translates the hard science of sports nutrition into practical eating advice* Decodes the claims of commercial sports products and offers healthy homemade alternatives* Meal plans and delicious, easy recipes to enhance your performanceThe ideal guide ...
Fast Fuel: Food for Running Success: Delicious Recipes and Nutrition Plans to Achieve Your Goals
THIS IS THE BOOK EVERY RUNNER NEEDS TO FUEL THEIR TRAINING-FROM AMATEUR TO ELITE ATHLETE* Translates the hard science of sports nutrition into practical eating advice* Decodes the claims of commercial sports products and offers healthy homemade alternatives* Meal plans and delicious, easy recipes to enhance your performanceThe ideal guide tailored specifically for runners to achieve their goals, prevent injuries and fuel their body efficiently and effectively.
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17.68 USD

Fast Fuel: Food for Running Success: Delicious Recipes and Nutrition Plans to Achieve Your Goals

by Renee McGregor
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Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo have risen from humble beginnings in Argentina, Brazil and Portugal to rank among the most exciting talents football has ever seen. Now Luca Caioli, author of biographies of Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar, asks: 'Who is the greatest of them all?' Comparing their contrasting styles, ...
Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo: Head to Head with the World's Greatest Players: 2017
Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo have risen from humble beginnings in Argentina, Brazil and Portugal to rank among the most exciting talents football has ever seen. Now Luca Caioli, author of biographies of Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar, asks: 'Who is the greatest of them all?' Comparing their contrasting styles, stories, records and awards, he gives you everything you need to decide who comes out on top. With exclusive insights from their friends, families, teammates and managers, Caioli presents a unique insight into what makes a modern player not just successful, but truly great.
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14.14 USD

Messi, Neymar, Ronaldo: Head to Head with the World's Greatest Players: 2017

by Luca Caioli
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This unique insider account of the private man and public manager begins at Old Trafford in 2004, when Mourinho's Porto put Manchester United out of the Champions League. Since then, author Robert Beasley has enjoyed unparalleled access and unrivaled experience with Mourinho both on a professional basis and on a ...
Jose Mourinho: Up Close and Personal
This unique insider account of the private man and public manager begins at Old Trafford in 2004, when Mourinho's Porto put Manchester United out of the Champions League. Since then, author Robert Beasley has enjoyed unparalleled access and unrivaled experience with Mourinho both on a professional basis and on a personal level. Touring alongside Mourinho during his first tenure at Chelsea, Beasley forged a friendship with the manager that has lasted to this day. He reveals how close Mourinho came to becoming England's manager, and Tottenham's attempts to secure him. He discloses the truth about his dislike of Arsene Wenger, and what he shockingly said about him off record, and how his relationship with Abramovich really played out behind the scenes. Then there are all the intriguing stories behind the players he bought, and the ones he desperately wanted, but couldn't get. Written by the ultimate insider, this is the fascinating story of Mourinho and life at some of the biggest soccer clubs.
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23.14 USD

Jose Mourinho: Up Close and Personal

by Robert Beasley
Paperback / softback
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You have an owner s manual for your car, your stereo, and even your blender, so why not your body? The Fighter s Body is exactly that an owner s manual for your most complex piece of equipment. As a martial artist, you make special demands of your body. Have ...
The Fighter's Body: The Martial Artist's Solution to Diet, Strength, and Health
You have an owner s manual for your car, your stereo, and even your blender, so why not your body? The Fighter s Body is exactly that an owner s manual for your most complex piece of equipment. As a martial artist, you make special demands of your body. Have you ever wondered how that latest fad diet might affect your performance on the mat? Ever wanted to take off a few extra pounds? How about putting on muscle without slowing down? Making weight for a tournament? Losing five pounds fast? Eating better? Changing weight classes? Are you confused about supplements, vitamins, and protein shakes? Don t know where to start? Start here. This book will answer your questions about important topics including .Why some diets are harmful for martial artists . How to calculate your protein needs for training .When and how to use supplements .How to eat at fast food places and not ruin your diet .Why it s OK to splurge on dirt day .How to safely make weight for a tournament .Why HIIT training is essential to weight loss .What to eat on competition days .How to create a plan that works and stick to it Loren W. Christensen and personal trainer Wim Demeere combine their knowledge of martial arts, weight training, nutrition, diet, and exercise to answer your questions and put you on the road to becoming the best martial arts athlete you can be.
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19.950000 USD

The Fighter's Body: The Martial Artist's Solution to Diet, Strength, and Health

by Loren W. Christensen, Wim Demeere
Paperback / softback
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Dorset must rank as one of the most unspoilt counties in England. Dominating the landscape are the chalk downs open, sweeping, grassy uplands that stretch from the former forest lands of Cranborne Chase on the Wiltshire and Hampshire borders right across the middle of the county to the coast. The ...
Dorset: 2017
Dorset must rank as one of the most unspoilt counties in England. Dominating the landscape are the chalk downs open, sweeping, grassy uplands that stretch from the former forest lands of Cranborne Chase on the Wiltshire and Hampshire borders right across the middle of the county to the coast. The many ridge-top footpaths (including one starting from Cerne Abbas which ends with the Cerne Giant in all its glory) that cross these downs provide splendid walking and a succession of panoramic views. -See walk locations by Looking Inside Inside: -28 great walks in Dorset all revised and updated -Clear, large scale Ordnance Survey route maps -GPS reference for all waypoints -Where to park, good pubs and places of interest en route -All routes have been fully researched and written by expert outdoor writers -Beautiful photography of scenes from the walks Pathfinder(R) Guides are Britain's best loved walking guides. Made with durable covers, they are the perfect companion for countryside walks throughout Britain. Each title features circular walks with easy-to-follow route descriptions, large-scale Ordnance Survey route maps and GPS waypoints.With over 70 titles in the series, they offer essential information for walkers throughout the country.
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22.99 USD

Dorset: 2017

by Dennis Kelsall
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Remarkable. (Observer). Soaringly beautiful. (Sunday Times Magazine). Genuine and persuasive. (Guardian). Alexandra Heminsley thought she could swim. She really did. It may have been because she could run. It may have been because she wanted to swim; or perhaps because she only ever did ten minutes of breaststroke at a ...
Leap in: A Woman, Some Waves and the Will to Swim
Remarkable. (Observer). Soaringly beautiful. (Sunday Times Magazine). Genuine and persuasive. (Guardian). Alexandra Heminsley thought she could swim. She really did. It may have been because she could run. It may have been because she wanted to swim; or perhaps because she only ever did ten minutes of breaststroke at a time. But, as she learned one day while flailing around in the sea, she really couldn't. Believing that a life lived fully isn't one with the most money earned, the most stuff bought or the most races won, but one with the most experiences, experienced the most fully, she decided to conquer her fear of the water. From the ignominy of getting into a wetsuit to the triumph of swimming from Kefalonia to Ithaca, in becoming a swimmer, Alexandra learns to appreciate her body and still her mind. As it turns out, the water is never as frightening once you're in, and really, everything is better when you remember to exhale.
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22.99 USD

Leap in: A Woman, Some Waves and the Will to Swim

by Alexandra Heminsley
Hardback
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The Greenwich Meridian Trail is a new long-distance walk from Peacehaven in East Sussex to Sand le Mere in East Yorkshire, following the line of the Prime Meridian. The total length of the trail is 273 miles (439 km). It is divided into four parts, this guidebook covers the fourth ...
Greenwich Meridian Trail: Boston to Sand Le Mere: Book 4
The Greenwich Meridian Trail is a new long-distance walk from Peacehaven in East Sussex to Sand le Mere in East Yorkshire, following the line of the Prime Meridian. The total length of the trail is 273 miles (439 km). It is divided into four parts, this guidebook covers the fourth part which begins in the Lincolnshire Fens before crossing over the peaceful and unspoilt Lincolnshire Wolds to Louth and then to the Humber Estuary. A bus (or boat) ride takes walkers to the last section through Holderness to finish on the coast at Sand le Mere with its big beach, and where the sea and the sky vie to produce the most shades of grey and blue. The guide uses ordnance survey maps for easy route finding and is full of information about the places you will visit and stay at along the way. Good access by public transport makes it easy to do the walk in sections.
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14.990000 USD

Greenwich Meridian Trail: Boston to Sand Le Mere: Book 4

by Graham Heap, Hilda Heap
Paperback
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The Greenwich Meridian Trail is a new long-distance walk from Peacehaven in East Sussex to Sand le Mere in East Yorkshire, following the line of the Prime Meridian. The total length of the trail is 273 miles (439 km). It is divided into four parts, this guidebook covers the second ...
Greenwich Meridian Trail: Greenwich to Hardwick: Book 2
The Greenwich Meridian Trail is a new long-distance walk from Peacehaven in East Sussex to Sand le Mere in East Yorkshire, following the line of the Prime Meridian. The total length of the trail is 273 miles (439 km). It is divided into four parts, this guidebook covers the second part, which takes you out of London, through Epping Forest nad along the Lee Valley, into the gently rolling countryside of Hertfordshire to finish in bucolic Cambridgeshire with the option of visiting the historic university city of Cambridge itself. The guide uses ordnance survey maps for easy route finding and is full of information about the places you will visit and stay at along the way. Good access by public transport makes it easy to do the walk in sections.
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14.990000 USD

Greenwich Meridian Trail: Greenwich to Hardwick: Book 2

by Graham Heap, Hilda Heap
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The Road Cycling Manual is a comprehensive, practical guide for all riders. Whether you are new to cycling or already taking part in competitive events, this illustrated book, packed with vibrant photography, covers every aspect of modern road cycling, from the choice of bike, set-up and fitness training, through to ...
Road Cycling Manual: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide: 2017
The Road Cycling Manual is a comprehensive, practical guide for all riders. Whether you are new to cycling or already taking part in competitive events, this illustrated book, packed with vibrant photography, covers every aspect of modern road cycling, from the choice of bike, set-up and fitness training, through to riding techniques and bike maintenance. Featuring step-by-step practical sections and at-a-glance training programmes, this manual will provide riders with the knowledge they need to enjoy the sport and to get the maximum from themselves and their bikes.
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40.69 USD

Road Cycling Manual: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide: 2017

by Luke Edwardes-Evans
Hardback
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The John Scott story is the ultimate underdog narrative in sports during 2016 when Scott--in the twilight of his career--went from a joke All-Star fan-voted nominee to scoring two goals and winning the All-Star Game's MVP title. This is his heartwarming story about an average Joe who became a sports ...
A Guy Like Me: Fighting to Make the Cut
The John Scott story is the ultimate underdog narrative in sports during 2016 when Scott--in the twilight of his career--went from a joke All-Star fan-voted nominee to scoring two goals and winning the All-Star Game's MVP title. This is his heartwarming story about an average Joe who became a sports superhero overnight. Known as a willing-and-able fighter and bruiser in the league, John Scott was a surprising and tongue-and-cheek nominee for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game. He'd been in the league for over eight NHL seasons, playing for teams such as the Wild, Blackhawks, Rangers, Sabres, and the Sharks. Scott's best attribute as an NHL player was dropping his gloves--never the best player, the 260 pounder did become the most feared fighter in the NHL, racking up extensive penalty minutes. In order to prevent him from playing in the game, his current team--the Phoenix Coyotes--traded Scott to the Montreal Canadians, who demoted him to the AHL team in an attempt to disqualify him from playing in the All-Star Game. Fans were outraged and Scott was devastated. He'd been downgraded in his job--forced to relocate while his wife was pregnant with twin girls. But the fans wouldn't back down and insisted the NHL let Scott play in the game. The league relented, and Scott not only was invited to attend the NHL game in Nashville, but was nominated a team captain. The media and sports fans at large fell in love with the giant six-foot-eight player who by all means, was just a normal guy and no superstar player. In a true Cinderella story, Scott scored two goals and was the All-Star Game's MVP. This is his personal memoir--detailing his life growing up and how he was able to keep his sense of humor and become the ultimate Cinderella-Story of hockey.
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26.990000 USD

A Guy Like Me: Fighting to Make the Cut

by John Scott
Hardback
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Judo is a dynamic Olympic sport that requires a wide range of physical attributes and skills. It is the second largest participation sport in the world after football, and estimates suggest there are 20 million judoka (practitioners of judo) just in Europe. However strength and conditioning are prerequisites for an ...
Strength and Conditioning for Judo
Judo is a dynamic Olympic sport that requires a wide range of physical attributes and skills. It is the second largest participation sport in the world after football, and estimates suggest there are 20 million judoka (practitioners of judo) just in Europe. However strength and conditioning are prerequisites for an aspiring judoka, and this book is essential reading for judo coaches, strength and conditioning professionals, and judoka alike. Topics cover include: needs analysis of judo; building strength and delivering power; co-ordination, speed and agility; the importance of nutrition; and finally, injury prevention and maximizing recovery.
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30.07 USD

Strength and Conditioning for Judo

by Andy Burns
Paperback
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A fully authorised celebration of renowned Tour de France rider and two-time Olympic champion cyclist Fabian Cancellara. Curated and with commentary by Cancellara himself, this is a richly illustrated book showcasing the best photographs from throughout his career. Cancellara is one of the greatest cyclists of the last decade - ...
Fabian Cancellara
A fully authorised celebration of renowned Tour de France rider and two-time Olympic champion cyclist Fabian Cancellara. Curated and with commentary by Cancellara himself, this is a richly illustrated book showcasing the best photographs from throughout his career. Cancellara is one of the greatest cyclists of the last decade - he conquered the hearts of many cycle fans around the world. 2016, his last year as a professional cyclist, has seen him win gold in the Olympic men's individual time trial and, such is his status in world cycling, the Tour de France was rerouted in his honour athrough his home town in Switzerland. Featuring 25 key career moments, chosen and described by Fabian, this is a very personal and highly illuminating book. This is the official 'goodbye' to his fans and celebrate the key moments of his marvellous career.
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63.71 USD

Fabian Cancellara

by Fabian Cancellara, Marco Pastonesi, Guy van den Langenbergh
Hardback
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The 1866 transatlantic yacht race was a match that saw three yachts battle their way across the Atlantic in the dead of winter in pursuit of a $90,000 prize. Six men died in the brutal and close-fought contest, and the event changed the perception of yachting from a slightly effete ...
Gordon Bennett and the First Yacht Race Across the Atlantic
The 1866 transatlantic yacht race was a match that saw three yachts battle their way across the Atlantic in the dead of winter in pursuit of a $90,000 prize. Six men died in the brutal and close-fought contest, and the event changed the perception of yachting from a slightly effete gentlemen's pursuit into something altogether more rugged and adventurous. The race also symbolized the beginning of America's 'gilded age', with its associated obscene wealth and largesse (the $90,000 prize put up by the three contestants is about $15 million in today's money), as well as the thawing of relations between the US and UK. The narrative focuses on the victorious yacht Henrietta and her owner James Gordon Bennett. Bennett was the son of the multimillionaire proprietor of the New York Herald, and a notorious playboy. His infamous stunts included driving his carriage through the streets of New York naked, tipping a railway porter $30,000, and turning up at his own engagement party blind drunk and mistaking the fire for a urinal, which led to the coining of the phrase 'Gordon Bennett!'. However, Bennett was also a serious yachtsman and had served with distinction during the civil war aboard Henrietta, and he was the only owner to be aboard his own boat during the race. Other characters include Bennett's captain Samuel Samuels (legendary clipper skipper, ex-convict and occasional vaudeville actor), financier Leonard Jerome, aboard Henrietta as race invigilator (he also happened to be grandfather to Winston Churchill) and Stephen Fisk, a journalist so desperate to cover the race that he evaded a summons to appear as a witness in court and instead smuggled himself aboard Henrietta in a crate of champagne. Using the framework of the race to discuss the various historical themes, there's ample drama, and the diverse and eccentric range of characters ensure that this is a book laced with plenty of human interest, scandal and adventure.
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15.91 USD

Gordon Bennett and the First Yacht Race Across the Atlantic

by Sam Jefferson
Paperback
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500 Ballparks is dedicated to diamond shrines that have seen the best of the game, from the earliest days of the sport through to today. It is organized into two sections. First is an A-Z illustrated directory of 380 major ballparks, including those that have seen Major League action. Detailed ...
500 Ballparks: From Wooden Seats to Retro Classics
500 Ballparks is dedicated to diamond shrines that have seen the best of the game, from the earliest days of the sport through to today. It is organized into two sections. First is an A-Z illustrated directory of 380 major ballparks, including those that have seen Major League action. Detailed text, captioned photographs, including archival, and a facts box provide a comprehensive overview of the park and its role in American baseball history.

The second section is a listing with brief descriptions of 123 minor-league parks, including those used by the Negro Leagues, the Federal League, the Triple-A Minor League, the International League and the Pacific Coast League. It also includes the Grapefruit League and Cactus League ballparks, and a range of unusual parks in the United States and Canada.

The engaging narrative covers the fields' history and architectural evolution, the clubs that have played there, what the future holds for the ballpark, and little-known stories and events. For example, the waterfront location of San Francisco's old Candlestick Park was so exposed to the elements that a box holder sued the stadium owners because his box was too cold -- and won. Burns Park, home to the Detroit Tigers, was both loved and maligned for its location. Fans filled the seats, thanks to the nearby saloons, but the ALA did not like the brawling and boozing that resulted, and insisted the team move -- after which attendance plummeted.

Although each ballpark has its foibles and hidden secrets, the fans are the heart of any live sport. 500 Ballparks does not forget this. Each club's fans are examined and judged on their unique customs and loyalty.

This handsome book is an essential choice for all sports collections, especially where a major or minor league team is active. It is also an excellent, authoritative and up to date research resource.

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39.950000 USD

500 Ballparks: From Wooden Seats to Retro Classics

by Eric Pastore, Wendy Pastore
Hardback
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What if there were a secret ingredient that could make every one of your martial arts techniques better? Not only faster and more powerful, but more likely to slam home to exactly the right target every time? Maybe there is. Timing is the art and science of ending a confrontation ...
Timing in the Fighting Arts: How to Win a Fight with Speed, Power, and Technique
What if there were a secret ingredient that could make every one of your martial arts techniques better? Not only faster and more powerful, but more likely to slam home to exactly the right target every time? Maybe there is. Timing is the art and science of ending a confrontation as quickly and efficiently as possible. In Timing for the Fighting Arts, authors Loren W. Christensen and Wim Demeere team up to teach you exactly how to get every last ounce of speed and power out of your techniques. Whether you want to feel safer on the street or emerge from the ring victorious, this book is packed with inside information essential to defeating your opponent. .Why many experts say timing is more important than speed .How to put the OODA loop and Hick s law to work for you .Why timing is both an offensive and a defensive asset .Which types of verbal distraction can give you an edge .Why controlling your opponent s spine gives you an advantage .Which tournament techniques really work on the street .How to set up multiple opponents to create timing opportunities .Which tricks law enforcement officers rely on to buy time .How you can improve your odds against a gun or knife You will find drills and practice scenarios to help you develop every one of these concepts. Go beyond theory and put your new knowledge to work in the ring or on the street, where you need it most.
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18.950000 USD

Timing in the Fighting Arts: How to Win a Fight with Speed, Power, and Technique

by Loren W. Christensen, Wim Demeere
Paperback / softback
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Oscar Battling Matthew Nelson was without question the toughest and most durable professional boxer ever to enter a ring. Obscure, although he was selected by the Hall of Fame as part of their third induction class, unheard of yet often appropriately called the most hardwearing boxer in ring history, overlooked, ...
Battling Nelson, the Durable Dane: Two-Time World Lightweight Champion, 1882-1954
Oscar Battling Matthew Nelson was without question the toughest and most durable professional boxer ever to enter a ring. Obscure, although he was selected by the Hall of Fame as part of their third induction class, unheard of yet often appropriately called the most hardwearing boxer in ring history, overlooked, yet many boxing historians rank him among the 100 greatest boxers ever. From the moment he set foot in the ring, he presented himself as a man's man, a Danish immigrant of integrity who never smoked, drank or took a dive, and in both his pugilistic exploits and his often very public behavior established a heroic image of himself as an athlete-a world lightweight champion-and sportsman, reporter, entertainer, real estate mogul, businessman and lady's man. As the first champion in his division to ever mount a comeback, he broke new ground, even if it wasn't always pretty, or ultimately successful. In the years since his death in 1954, there has been little disagreement over the significance of his life: A bona fide ring champion, whose endurance was second to none, and whose trilogy with Joe Gans was one of the greatest in sports history.
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39.950000 USD

Battling Nelson, the Durable Dane: Two-Time World Lightweight Champion, 1882-1954

by Mark Allen Baker
Paperback
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THE STORY WHICH INSPIRED THE MAJOR ITV DRAMA TINA AND BOBBY. Bobby Moore's untimely death in 1993, at the age of 51, had a profound impact on the people of this country. As the only English football captain ever to raise the World Cup, he was not just a football ...
Bobby Moore: By the Person Who Knew Him Best
THE STORY WHICH INSPIRED THE MAJOR ITV DRAMA TINA AND BOBBY. Bobby Moore's untimely death in 1993, at the age of 51, had a profound impact on the people of this country. As the only English football captain ever to raise the World Cup, he was not just a football icon but a national one. Yet Bobby was an intensely reserved, almost mysterious personality. Only one person was his true friend and confidante - his boyhood sweetheart, Tina, whom he met at 17 and married soon after. Tina Moore's story of her life with Bobby, the triumphs and crises of his football career, the break-up of their marriage and what happened afterwards, is a moving tribute to a national icon by the person who knew him better than anyone.
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17.68 USD

Bobby Moore: By the Person Who Knew Him Best

by Tina Moore
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'Upon this trackless waste of snow, cut by a shrewd wind they sat down and wept.' In China to Chitral H.W. 'Bill' Tilman completes one of his great post-war journeys. He travels from Central China, crossing Sinkiang, the Gobi and Takla Makan Deserts, before escaping to a crumbling British Empire ...
China to Chitral: Mountains are the Beginning and End of All Scenery
'Upon this trackless waste of snow, cut by a shrewd wind they sat down and wept.' In China to Chitral H.W. 'Bill' Tilman completes one of his great post-war journeys. He travels from Central China, crossing Sinkiang, the Gobi and Takla Makan Deserts, before escaping to a crumbling British Empire with a crossing of the Karakoram to the new nation of Pakistan. In 1951 there still persisted a legend that a vast mountain, higher than Everest, was to be found in the region, a good enough reason it seems for Tilman to traverse the land, 'a land shut in on three sides by vast snow ranges whose glacial streams nourish the oases and upon whose slopes the yaks and camels graze side by side; where in their felt yorts the Kirghiz and Kazak live much as they did in the days of Genghis Khan, except now they no longer take a hand in the devastation of Europe'. Widely regarded as some of Tilman's finest travel writing, China to Chitral is full of understatement and laconic humour, with descriptions of disastrous attempts on unclimbed mountains with Shipton, including Bogdo Ola-an extension of the mighty Tien Shan mountains-and the Chakar Aghil group near Kashgar on the old silk road. His command of the Chinese language-five words, all referring to food-proves less than helpful in his quest to find a decent meal: 'fortunately, in China there are no ridiculous hygienic regulations on the sale of food'. Tilman also has several unnerving encounters with less-than-friendly tribesmen ...Tilman starts proper in Lanchow where he describes with some regret that he is less a traveller and more a passenger on this great traverse of the central basin and rim of mountain ranges at Asia's heart. But Tilman is one of our greatest ever travel writers, and we become a passenger to his adventurers.
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21.24 USD

China to Chitral: Mountains are the Beginning and End of All Scenery

by H. W. Tilman
Paperback
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Canals of Britain is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the canal network of the British Isles - the first of its kind. It provides a fascinating insight into the linked up waterways as well as the isolated cuts and quiet waters which may not be fully navigable by larger ...
The Canals of Britain: The Comprehensive Guide
Canals of Britain is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the canal network of the British Isles - the first of its kind. It provides a fascinating insight into the linked up waterways as well as the isolated cuts and quiet waters which may not be fully navigable by larger craft. Infinitely varied, it passes picturesque open countryside, wild moorland, coastal harbours, historic industrial buildings, modern city centres, canalside public houses and abundant wildlife. Stuart Fisher looks at every aspect of the canals - their construction, rich history, stunning scenery, heritage, incredible engineering, impressive architecture and even their associated folklore, wildlife and art. Enticing photographs give a flavour of each place and places of interest close to the canals are included. For those who are keen to explore that little bit further, taking smaller boats to points beyond which others usually turn back, there is information on little-known parts of the system, offering a new insight into this country's unique, surprising and beautiful canal network. Attractive, inspiring and foremost a practical guide, this has proved very popular with canal enthusiasts and boaters wanting to get the most out of Britain's canals. This third edition has been revised to reflect the ever-changing landscape of Britain's canals, and includes many new colour photographs to help bring it to life.
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53.09 USD

The Canals of Britain: The Comprehensive Guide

by Stuart Fisher
Paperback
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Practical walking guide to over 80 hills in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. This Scottish hill-walking book covers Scottish hill walks, monros, corbetts and tracks including Ben Nevis walking guide and Cairngorm walks. Includes 86 detailed walking maps: walking times, directions, tricky junctions, places to stay, places to eat, points ...
Scottish Highlands - the Hillwalking Guide: 60 Day Walks, Includes 86 Detailed Trail Maps - Planning, Places to Stay, Places to Eat
Practical walking guide to over 80 hills in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. This Scottish hill-walking book covers Scottish hill walks, monros, corbetts and tracks including Ben Nevis walking guide and Cairngorm walks. Includes 86 detailed walking maps: walking times, directions, tricky junctions, places to stay, places to eat, points of interest written onto the map. These are not general-purpose maps but fully edited maps drawn by walkers for walkers. 60 day-walks for all abilities, graded for difficulty, 2-day and 3-day treks. Profile maps to show climbs and descents. Detailed accommodation: B&Bs, campsites, bunkhouses, bothies, hostels, hotels, pubs. Places to eat: cafes, pubs, teashops, restaurants. What to see. Guides to 62 gateway towns and villages. Detailed public transport information.
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24.76 USD

Scottish Highlands - the Hillwalking Guide: 60 Day Walks, Includes 86 Detailed Trail Maps - Planning, Places to Stay, Places to Eat

Paperback
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'Domenico Angelo's book, complete with diagrams, embodies the ideas of an era.' Philip Stafford in The Times Literary Supplement. 'This is a fascinating read and surprisingly up to date. Every fencer will learn from it ...Very highly recommended.' The Sword. 'If there is one book on smallsword technique that a ...
The School of Fencing
'Domenico Angelo's book, complete with diagrams, embodies the ideas of an era.' Philip Stafford in The Times Literary Supplement. 'This is a fascinating read and surprisingly up to date. Every fencer will learn from it ...Very highly recommended.' The Sword. 'If there is one book on smallsword technique that a person should have in their collection, Angelo's treatise is certainly that book.' JL Forgeng in Man At Arms magazine. Domenico Angelo's The School of Fencing was first published in 1763 as L'Ecole des armes and was one of the most popular and influential treatises of its time. Today, it remains essential reading for any historical swordfighter, student of martial arts, or military historians, giving the reader access to one of the great masters of the art. This modern edition is annotated by Maestro Jeannette Acosta-Martinez, who is currently the foremost expert in the French small sword. Her additions to this edition help clarify Angelo's text for the modern reader. This edition also includes an Introduction by the editor, Jared Kirby, which gives a short history of Angelo's life.
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35.38 USD

The School of Fencing

by Domenico Angelo
Hardback
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A recent surge in people's reconnecting with nature has resulted in numerous reference books for outdoor program leaders, but--until now--there has been a dearth of books aimed at wintertime pursuits. The Get-Outside Guide to Winter Activities unlocks the door to a wealth of fun and adventure in the snow. Activities ...
The Get-Outside Guide to Winter Activities
A recent surge in people's reconnecting with nature has resulted in numerous reference books for outdoor program leaders, but--until now--there has been a dearth of books aimed at wintertime pursuits.

The Get-Outside Guide to Winter Activities unlocks the door to a wealth of fun and adventure in the snow. Activities have been compiled by keepers of the trail, experienced winter trekker leaders who know how to lead people in outdoor winter activities that are safe and fun and help people experience the joy of being active outdoors during the cold months of the year.

This guide offers activities and games that have the following features:

- Appropriate for multiple age groups

- Easily modifiable to adapt to varying skillsets

- Designed for a variety of locales, such as schoolyards, community trails, urban and remote parks, and wilderness settings

The guide offers activities that are suitable for groups of varying skill levels and experience. Most activities are simple and quick and require little preparation and few props. Those interested in doing more can explore snowshoeing or Nordic skiing activities and even exploratory outings and winter day trips from a base camp to overnight or extended camping excursions. The book includes tactical snow games and activities and even has icebreakers for games.

In addition, solo winter trekkers can use the activities and lessons as a launching point to prepare them in leading groups in winter outings. Leaders are shown how to build in activities that call on typical age-level skills of participants. The essential-skills progression built into the activities helps leaders offer instructional strategies that allow all participants to take part within their ability, and leaders are provided with ideas to modify all approaches and activities to ensure inclusion for all in their group.

In addition to the game and activity modifications, the book offers winter facts that enhance participants' knowledge about the science of snow and winter as well as charts and graphs that focus on safety in winter.

The Get-Outside Guide to Winter Activities offers a planning framework that balances winter fun with skills and safety and prepares leaders to guide others in enjoying activities in the snow. You will learn about activities that require little or no props, adaptive snow games, tips based on actual winter excursions, gear requirements, and leadership suggestions shared by winter experts:

- How to stay warm and dry while winter camping

- What and how to eat, drink, and cook in the winter

- What gear you need for a snow expedition

- What games and activities are great for campsites

- How to teach basic snowshoeing and Nordic skiing skills

- The keys to managing groups outside in winter

You'll also learn how to make the most of winter opportunities through tried-and-true ideas, skill progressions and games, and activities that open up an entire season's worth of enjoyment, learning, and adventure.

People shy away from outdoor winter activities for three reasons, says Andrew Foran, one of the book's authors. There's an overemphasis on the skills that are thought to be required for participation. Granted, in some cases skills are essential, but it's how you approach the teaching and practicing of those skills that makes the difference.

Then there's a belief that the wintertime outdoors is to be feared rather than embraced. And finally, people are lacking a bank of ideas, of things to do, to keep them engaged and having fun outdoors in the winter.

The Get-Outside Guide to Winter Activities addresses all three misconceptions--and in the process shows you, as a leader, how to help your participants have fun in the snow, build skills, and create lasting memories that will keep them looking forward to the next big snowfall.

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38.92 USD

The Get-Outside Guide to Winter Activities

by Dr Andrew Foran, Mr Kevin Redmond, TA Loeffler
Paperback / softback
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Extraordinary but true stories from over 150 years of racing. This hilarious, sideways look at horse racing vividly recounts many of the strangest moments and oddest incidents from over 150 years of the sport's history. Andrew Ward recalls the time when spectators mounted two fallen horses and rode them to ...
Horse Racing's Strangest Tales
Extraordinary but true stories from over 150 years of racing. This hilarious, sideways look at horse racing vividly recounts many of the strangest moments and oddest incidents from over 150 years of the sport's history. Andrew Ward recalls the time when spectators mounted two fallen horses and rode them to second and third places; the race which had to be re-run because the judge wasn't in his box at the finish; the ultrasonic binoculars that allegedly stunned a horse and unseated a jockey at Ascot, and many more. A totally original, offbeat collection of extraordinary but true stories, Horse-Racing's Strangest Races will be a delight to all lovers of the turf. Word count: 60,000
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14.14 USD

Horse Racing's Strangest Tales

by Andrew Ward
Paperback
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