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With an exuberant mix of passion, insight, instruction, and humor, best-selling author-and lifelong runner-Martin Dugard takes a journey through the world of running to illustrate how the sport helps us fulfill that universal desire to be the best possible version of ourselves each and every time we lace up our shoes. To Be a Runner represents a new way to write about running by bridging the chasm between the two categories of running books: how-to and personal narrative. Spinning colorful yarns of his running and racing adventures on six continents-from competing in the infamous Raid Gauloises to coaching his son''s high school cross-country team-Dugard considers what it means to truly integrate the activity into one''s life. For example, how the simple act of buying a new pair of running shoes can be a source of meaning and hope. As entertaining as it is provocative, To Be a Runner is about far more than running: It is about life, and how we should live it.
The story of the simple skateboard is part thriller, part underground, underdog success tale. It’s chock-full of innovations, far-out graphic artistry, and ever-more-incredible hot-dogging feats. And the story’s told in this book with contributions from the stars themselves—Tony Hawk, Stacey Peralta, Jeff Ho, the Dogtown Z-Boys, and more. Beautifully illustrated with historical posters, ads, and memorabilia along with new action photography, studio skateboard shots, and unique portraits of the stars, this is a fitting tribute to an American classic.
Whether you’re a beginning golfer setting foot on the course for the first time or a seasoned veteran with hundreds of rounds under your belt, chances are you’re looking for a way to improve your game. And who better to help you improve than the former long-time instructional editor at Golf magazine, John Andrisani? In Golfweek’s 101 Winning Golf Tips, Andrisani presents readers with 101 different situations commonly faced on the course and then explains how the best players on the PGA Tour approach and execute those difficult shots. With expert advice on driving the ball, par-3 tee shots, fairway plays, trouble plays, short game savvy, and putt shots, Andrisani draws wisdom from the likes of Lee Trevino, Seve Ballesteros, Vijay Singh, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Gary Player, Tom Watson, Ray Floyd, Tiger Woods, and forty more players and renowned teachers. Fully endorsed by the editors of Golfweek magazine and featuring fifty striking full-color photographs courtesy of renowned golf photographer Yasuhiro Tanabe, the expert advice dispensed in Golfweek’s 101 Winning Golf Tips is sure to help golfers of all skill and experience levels lower their scores and have more fun on the course.
A celebration of the venerable tournament and hallowed links in Scotland that gave birth to the sport. Published to coincide with the 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews in 2010, The Open captures the unique experience of playing the courses that have made the championship’s Claret Jug the sport’s most coveted trophy. Set into the spectacular British coastline, from St. Andrews in Scotland to St. George’s in Kent, the fourteen courses that have hosted the best players in the world since the mid-nineteenth century are famed not only for their beauty but also for their character. In The Open: Golf’s Oldest Major, The R&A presents an astonishing photographic celebration of a tournament that has hosted every icon of the sport, from Old Tom Morris to Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods. Bringing together classic images of unforgettable moments in the competition’s history with vintage photographs, many previously unpublished, sourced by Getty Images from archives throughout Britain, and including new photographs of the courses by David Cannon, this extravagantly illustrated book captures both the excitement and the glory of The Open and the unparalleled beauty of the courses themselves.
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How to survive a range of natural disasters, from extreme weather to earthquakes and tsunamis, to peril from outer space. Find all the lifesaving advice you need to combat all that Mother Nature can throw at you.The perfect size to fit in your home emergency kit (you do have a home emergency kit, right?), in your glove compartment, or your camping kit. The Natural Disaster Survival Handbook is a must-have for anyone concerned about protecting his or her home, family, and own life. Essential: Get ready to protect your home, with the right emergency kit and first aid supplies. Be ready for earthquakes, floods, blizzards, and other natural disasters wherever you may be. Learn simple tips and techniques for treating common injuries, assessing danger, and getting to safety fast. Extreme: When a tornado is bearing down on your car, the floodwaters have cut off your home, or you’re camping and the lightning strikes seem to be getting closer—what do you do? This book tells you, in simple steps with handy illustrations. Emergency: Mudslides, avalanche, falling boulders often start without warning, leaving little time to prepare – or even think. Be prepared for the worst so you can react quickly. The Natural Disaster Survival Handbook is essential no matter what you’re doing or where you live. Do you have weather? Then you need this book.
The story of the integration of professional football--the year before Jackie Robinson did the same for baseball--has been overlooked for too long.Many know the story of Jackie Robinson integrating major league baseball in 1947. But few know that the NFL integrated a year earlier, when Kenny Washington stepped on the field for the Los Angeles Rams. He wasn''t the only one. Four men broke pro football''s color line in 1946, Kenny Washington and Woody Strode with the Los Angeles Rams and Bill Willis and Marion Motley with the Cleveland Browns. Lost Champions traces this history from the early 1930s--when NFL owners first instituted a ban on black players--through pro football''s re-integration, to the 1950 NFL Championship Game, which pitted the Rams and Browns against each other in a showdown of the most prolific and advanced offenses pro football had ever seen.But the battle wasn''t just waged on the gridiron. Lost Champions shows how efforts to integrate sports sits within the often-ignored history of the civil rights movement in the 1940s. The four players faced animosity and death threats for their role in integration while they and all black Americans were threatened in 1946 by a spike in lynchings, threat of legal expulsion from their own homes, and segregation all the way down to the simple act of going to an amusement park for a bit of relaxation. Finally, Lost Champions explains why these men and their stories have for so long languished in the shadow of Jackie Robinson, and why they too deserve widespread acclaim for integrating what is arguably the most popular sport in America.
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This guide serves an introduction to travelers of the dirt-roads and off-the-beaten-path trails of Baja, California, including language tips, survival advice, and recommendations on how and where to camp.
The Toronto Maple Leafs official book of the greatest players and coaches from yesterday and today! We Are Your Leafs is the first book in an eight-book partnership between Fenn/Random House and the Toronto Maple Leafs as part of the team''s forthcoming centennial celebration plans. It is the absolute must-have for Leaf fans far and wide!      The Toronto Maple Leafs have 61 players and fifteen builders inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame, more than any other NHL franchise. Their list of team captains from the past century of hockey reads like an All-Star roster and the names of each net-minder who have stood between the Leafs'' pipes include some of the game''s most brilliant goalies.      In hockey, there is no other club as recognized and as widely admired as the Leafs. They are baseball''s New York Yankees and the NFL''s Dallas Cowboys -- a team that defines the sport, is an iconic ingredient in the culture and traditions of its city, and enjoys fan support well beyond their own market.     As the Toronto Maple Leafs approach their centennial season, historians, hockey analysts, and fans alike will examine this club''s contribution to the game and the athletes who have given the fans so much to cheer for. In We Are Your Leafs, veteran sports writer Mike Ulmer, in partnership with the Toronto Maple Leafs, selects and profiles more than 80 of the greatest Leafs of all time. This unique and fully illustrated official publication recognizes the team''s greatest captains, goalies, defencemen, enforcers, coaches, and more. The profiles -- of legends like Johnny Bower, snipers like Phil Kessel, and recent fan favorites such as Doug Gilmour -- are accompanied by entertaining stories, quotes, stats, and a wealth of Leafs memorabilia and photographs.
For serious cyclists, cycling coaches, and triathletes, the quest for a technical edge never stops. Now two-time U.S. Olympic cycling team staff member and renowned cycling author Ed Burke leads a team of top cycling scientists to reveal the latest advances in the sport. The newest edition of High-Tech Cycling picks up where the first edition left off, incorporating the most current information on cycling technology, technique, physiology, and mechanics in one comprehensive book. Thorough explanations, along with supportive graphs and illustrations, give you an in-depth understanding of the dynamics between human and machine that combine to create champions of the sport.Thirteen experts contributed to this book, compiling the latest scientific information available to enhance your cycling performance. From bike optimization to body positioning, High-Tech Cycling provides the details you want, including new information you won't find in any other book.With each chapter, you'll gain fresh insights and new information from another research insider. In High-Tech Cycling, you'll learn more than what to do and how to do it; you'll discover the scientific justification for equipment, positioning, and key training decisions. The book covers every aspect of the cycling world, from racing on the road to specific elements of mountain biking.High-Tech Cycling cuts through opinions and misinformation to give you the cutting edge on the science behind the sport. From heart rate monitors and altitude tents to power hubs, suspension systems, frame construction, pedaling efficiency, and beyond, the book covers every aspect of technology and technique. Additional chapters are dedicated to nutrition, altitude training, and the physiological demands of the sport.
No more surprises. No more blow-ups. The ultimate golf primer with the proven basics you need to play the game the way it should be played.Whether you''re new to the game, frustrated with your ability to score or simply in the market for a refresher on the tried-and-true mechanics that make hitting the ball fun and easy,GOLF Magazine''s Big Book of Basicsis all you need. Covering everything there is to know about your setup, swing, mental outlook and even how to be a better playing partner or more accomplished competitor,The Big Book of Basicsleaves no lesson unturned, providing the knowledge you need to take your game to a whole new level or simply start out on the right foot.Written byGOLF Magazine''sTop 100 Teachers in America-the most elite team of instruction experts in the nation-and presented using rich photography and step-by-step illustrations,The Big Book of Basicsanswers all of your golf questions by focusing on the base needs all golfers must own to hit straighter drives, better irons and putts that always find the bottom of the cup. In addition to improving any golfer''s swing, it''s designed as easy-to-understand primer for new players and high-handicaps.GOLF Magazine''s Big Book of Basicsoffers Top 100 Teacher-approved ways to enjoy the game more and have a better golf experience by explaining key rules, codes of etiquette and equipment issues. Simple, quick and effective-getting back to basics with this book will be the best investment you make in your game.
Best-selling novelist and non-fiction writer Lee Gruenfeld has been entertaining the triathlon world with hilarious essays, in-depth profiles and insightful observations for more than a decade. Now his best writings have been collected into a single volume that will let long-time fans relive their favorite pieces while introducing new readers to his unique voice. Anyone who likes sports ? any sports ? and great writing will love this collection of amusing, penetrating, and often totally off-the-wall observations.
This strikingly illustrated book is truly unique--the only fly-tying guide that shows fishing flies in action. First, a series of photos demonstrate how to tie each fly--andsecond, a close-up photo shows precisely how each fly appears and behaves as it rides on, or just below, the water''s surface. Author and noted sport fisherman Charles Jardine shows how to make 50 elite flies that are well-known among outdoorsmen for their effectiveness in attracting trout and other game fish. Complete, detailed fly-tying instructions accompany the step-by-step illustrations, and an at-a-glance fact box designates each fly''s degree of construction difficulty on a 1-to-10 scale. The fact box also specifies the type of fish the fly is best suited to attract, and the materials needed for its construction. The unique close-up photos of flies as each appears in the water come with the author''s brief, informative comments on how each fly behaves when it is cast into the stream or lake. Dedicated sport fishermen will want this book for their home bookshelf, where they''ll refer to it time and time again. . Hundreds of color photos and illustrations.
Why doesn''t the United States dominate soccer internationally...and how can it? Which is the best soccer nation on Earth? Who has the most passionate fans? What impact does soccer have on suicide rates? Which sport will dominate the Earth? NFL or the English Premier League? Why are the people who run soccer clubs so dumb? These are some of the questions that every soccer fanatic has asked. Soccernomics answers them. Written with an economist''s brain and a sports writer''s skill, it applies high-powered analytical tools to everyday soccer topics, looking at data in new ways, revealing counterintuitive truths about the world''s most loved game. It all adds up to a revolutionary way of looking at soccer that could affect the way the game is played internationally.
Simonson exposes the systemic causes of Canada's Summer Olympic failures against the backdrop of the country's increasing Winter Olympic success and the meteoric rise of summer athletes in Australia, a country that used to trail its northern Commonwealth cousin.
An insider''s look at life on the linesTo hockey fans, Ray Scapinello''s name and face are as recognizable as any star player or coach in the NHL. Scampy, as he is affectionately known has had a long and storied career as a linesman in the NHL. His 5-foot-7 frame and 163 pounds belie his ability and endurance on the ice. When Ray retired in 2004 after 33 years in the NHL, he had officiated in 2,500 regular season matches (never missing a game), 426 playoff games, and an astounding twenty Stanley Cup final series. His untouchable statistics make him a lock to enter the Hockey Hall of Fame as an official, but even they do not do justice to the respect he has earned from officials, players, coaches, and fans alike. On and off the ice, Scampy is considered one of hockey''s great personalities, a consummate professional, a chronic practical joker, and a true ambassador of the sport.Between the Lines gives a rare glimpse inside the world of hockey from an unusual perspective — through the eyes of one of the game''s greatest and best-loved officials. Scampy shares his tales of life both on and off the ice as an official, an inside look at what those players and coaches are really like, what they really say and do, and what the game looks like between the lines. Full of fun stories, perspective on how the game has changed and evolved, and stories and interviews about Scampy from players, coaches, and other officials, Between the Lines is a captivating memoir of a truly unique life in hockey.
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