Hiking Grand Canyon National Park - (Regional Hiking) 5th Edition by Ben Adkison (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: HikingSeries Title: Regional HikingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Falcon Press PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Ben AdkisonLanguage: English About the Book Fully revised and updated, Hiking Grand Canyon National Park provides first-hand descriptions and detailed maps for all of the park's developed trails as well as tips on safety, hiking with children, access, and services. This guide includes scenic and exciting hiking adventures for both the North and South Rims. About the Author Ron Adkison was an avid hiker and backpacker, beginning his outdoor explorations at age six. He had logged over 12,000 trail miles in ten western states before his death in 2009. His son, Ben Adkison, took over revising and updating his books afterwards. Ron brought Ben on many of the trips in this book and many others when Ben was young. Ben is a professional mountain guide and photographer exploring mountains from Alaska to Antarctica. His photos can be seen at www.benadkisonphotography.com.
Best Hikes St. Louis - (Best Hikes Near) 2nd Edition by JD Tanner & Emily Ressler-Tanner (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 224Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: HikingSeries Title: Best Hikes NearFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Falcon Press PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: JD Tanner & Emily Ressler-TannerLanguage: English About the Book Featuring 40 of the best hikes in the greater St. Louis area, this exciting new guidebook points locals and visitors alike to trailheads within an hour's drive of the city. Book Synopsis It's not necessary to travel far from home for a great hike. With these information-packed guides in hand, readers have everything they need for the adventure they seek, from an easy nature walk to a multiday backpacking trip. Each hike includes: location, length, hiking time, level of difficulty, and if dogs can come along. Other features include: Trail finder chart that categorizes each hike (e.g. for particular attractions such as waterfalls and if it's suitable for families with kids)Full-color photos throughoutInformation on the area's history, geology, flora, and faunaFull-color maps of each trail From the Back Cover Take a Hike!Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? Here are forty of the best hikes, all of them within an hour's drive of St. Louis, Missouri--from the bustling urban trails of historic Forest Park to the varied geography of southern Illinois to the rocky, rolling hills of the Missouri Ozarks. Whether you're in the mood for an easy nature walk, a day-long hike, or an overnighter, this guide offers - Trail through Time - Whispering Pines Trail--North Loop - Little Grand Canyon Trail - Panther Den Trail - Devils Honeycomb Trail - Wilderness Trail Each hike features vivid photos; a brief route description; thorough directions to the trailhead (GPS coordinates included); a detailed trail map; and at-a-glance information on distance and difficulty level, hiking time, canine compatibility, and fees and permits. Inside you'll also find a Trail Finder that categorizes each hike (e.g., best hikes for birders, trail runners, history buffs, or families); Green Tips and information about local lore, points of interest, and the area's array of wildlife. About the Author JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner, previously Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers who grew up in the Midwest, wrote Hiking Grand Staircase-Escalante & the Glen Canyon Region and Best Easy Day Hikes St. Louis. JD is the Outdoor Recreation Director at San Juan College in Farmington, NM, and Emily teaches at the Mosaic Academy in Aztec, NM.
Rebound - by Brian Grant & Ric Bucher (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 384Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: BasketballFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Triumph Books (IL)Age Range: AdultAuthor: Brian Grant & Ric BucherLanguage: English About the Book "Basketball gave me a life; Parkinson's taught me how to live it." After 12 years of playing basketball at the highest professional level, Brian Grant could have been forgiven for thinking that the hardest part of his life was behind him, that he'd be able to kick back and enjoy the fruits of his considerable labors. But soon after his retirement from the NBA, Grant was diagnosed with Young-Onset Parkinson's disease, ushering in a challenge greater than any he'd faced before, as well as an opportunity to embrace what really matters. With esteemed basketball writer Ric Bucher, Grant shares his story in raw and candid fashion, as he takes readers to Sacramento, Portland, Miami, and beyond; to the airplane 30,000 feet in the air where he first came to understand the source of the tremors in his hand; and to the summit of Mount St. Helens alongside five others with PD, where he once again put himself to the test and defied expectations. In Rebound, Grant shares his remarkable life before, during, and after those NBA years with no shortage of compassion and wit. Book Synopsis "Basketball gave me a life; Parkinson's taught me how to live it." --Brian Grant After 12 years of playing basketball at the highest professional level, Brian Grant could have been forgiven for thinking that the hardest part of his life was behind him, that he'd be able to kick back and enjoy the fruits of his considerable labors. But soon after his retirement from the NBA, Grant was diagnosed with Young-Onset Parkinson's disease, ushering in a challenge greater than any he'd faced before, as well as an opportunity to embrace what really matters. With esteemed basketball writer Ric Bucher, Grant shares his story in raw and candid fashion, as he takes readers to Sacramento, Portland, Miami, and beyond; to the airplane 30,000 feet in the air where he first came to understand the source of the tremors in his hand; and to the summit of Mount St. Helens alongside five others with PD, where he once again put himself to the test and defied expectations. In Rebound, Grant shares his remarkable life before, during, and after those NBA years with no shortage of compassion and wit. About the Author Brian Grant played 12 seasons in the NBA for five different teams. He was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's in 2008 and made his condition public in 2009. Since then he has partnered with fellow PD sufferers to support PD research. He is the father of eight children and lives near Portland, Oregon. Ric Bucher is a senior writer with Bleacher Report, an NBA TV analyst for Fox Sports, and hosts a daily podcast, Bucher & Friends. He is the co-author with former NBA center Yao Ming of the New York Times' best-selling biography, Yao: A Life in Two Worlds (Miramax, 2004). He lives in Northern California with his wife and two children.
Intangibles - by Joan Ryan (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 272Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Sociology of SportsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Little Brown and CompanyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Joan RyanLanguage: English About the Book Does team chemistry actually exist? Is there scientific or mathematical proof? Is team chemistry as real and relevant as on-base percentages and wins above replacement? Team chemistry alone won't win a World Series, but talent alone won't win it, either. And by interviewing more than 100 players, coaches, managers, and statisticians, as well as over five years of extensive research in neuroscience, biology, physiology, and psychology, the author proves that the social and emotional state of a team does affect performance. Grit, passion, selflessness, and effort matter -- but never underestimate the power of chemistry. Book Synopsis From baseball to biology, an award-winning journalist highlights the power of team chemistry in this "terrific" data-driven investigation of human relationships (Billie Jean King).Does team chemistry actually exist? Is there scientific or mathematical proof? Is team chemistry as real and relevant as on-base percentages and wins above replacement?In Joan Ryan's groundbreaking book we discover that the answer to all of the above is a resounding yes. As Ryan puts it, team chemistry, or the combination of biological and social forces that boosts selfless effort among more players over more days of a season, is what drives sports teams toward a common goal, encouraging the players to be the best versions of themselves. These are the elements of teams that make them "click," the ones that foster trust and respect, and push players to exceed their own potential when they work well together.Team chemistry alone won't win a World Series, but talent alone won't win it, either. And by interviewing more than 100 players, coaches, managers, and statisticians, as well as over five years of extensive research in neuroscience, biology, physiology, and psychology, Ryan proves that the social and emotional state of a team does affect performance. Grit, passion, selflessness, and effort matter -- but never underestimate the power of chemistry. Review Quotes "Ever since the wave of analytics began to dominate decision-making in baseball, many insiders have been worried that human connections were being marginalized and stripped out of the game. In a compelling way, Intangibles settles the debate about the merits and validity of the role team chemistry plays in enhancing individual, and ultimately team performance."--Vince Gennaro, President of the Societyfor American Baseball Research (SABR) and Associate Professor at the NYU TischInstitute for Sports Management, Media, and Business"Joan Ryan writes the way we all wish we could: clearly, simply and powerfully, with nothing wasted. Intangibles is a sports book but it's really a mystery. In a time when players are reduced to assets and data, Joan returns the people to the room. How they interact - or don't - is so much of why we watch. This really is a terrific book."--HowardBryant, author of The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron"Team chemistry is no longer valued in baseball today, which is a big mistake. It is crucial for every team; it is critical to winning. Joan Ryan explains what team chemistry actually is and how it affects performance in this fascinating and important book. The voices in here are powerful. This should be required reading for every general manager of every major league team.''--Tim Kurkjian, seniorbaseball writer/analyst, ESPN"With her exhaustive research and breezy prose, Ryan has created something unique and lasting."--The Athletic"Engaging...good reading, especially for baseball fans." --Spectrum Culture"A book mixing the deeply emotional with the highly technical, presented with the kind of sensitive, authoritative touch readers came to expect from Ryan."--San Francisco Chronicle"In this entrancing book, Joan Ryan goes on a deep dive into both the human brain and the locker room and delivers a compelling, surprising look at the nature of team chemistry, and its dramatic impact on the sports we love. Outstanding work."--Rob Neyer, author of Powerball"Nuanced...complex...All of this makes for a mind-opening study that extends far beyond the confines of any ballpark."--Booklist"In a laboratory, chemistry can be defined. But when it comes to personal and team dynamics, chemistry is among the things about which it can be said: "I can't define it, but I know it when I see it." While a precise definition will always be elusive, Joan Ryan's lively, thoughtful, and carefully reported book brings us much closer to an understanding of what team chemistry is and can be."--Bob Costas"Team chemistry is real and it impacts performance. Now we know the why and the how. With terrific storytelling and deep research into the science of human relationships, Joan Ryan has delivered the seminal work on the capacity of teams - in sports, business or otherwise - to summon the best from one another.''--Billie Jean King, founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative About the Author Joan Ryan is an award-winning journalist and the author of four books. Her groundbreaking book Little Girls in Pretty Boxes was named one of the Top 100 Sports Books of All Time by Sports Illustrated and one of the Top 50 Sports Books of All Time by the Guardian. Throughout her career, Ryan has been awarded thirteen Associated Press Sports Editors awards, the National Headliner Award, the Women's Sports Foundation's Journalism Award and the Fabulous Feminist Award from the San Francisco chapter of NOW. She is a founding trustee of Coaching Corps in Oakland, CA, and the Association of Women in Sports Media. Since 2008, she has been a media consultant with the San Francisco Giants.
The Official Arsenal Annual 2021 - by Josh James (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 64Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: SoccerFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Aspen BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Josh JamesLanguage: English Book Synopsis Relive the magic of last season's soccer success in The Official Arsenal Annual 2019. This is your indispensable guide to all things Arsenal. As well as a comprehensive review of last season, we've also packed in a whole host of fun features and informative player profiles. Find out what your favourite player was like as a 10 year old, discover the story behind the Gunners' autographs and read about the next generation of Young Guns breaking through. Stats, photos, goals, facts and trivia - it's all here, and to cap it all there are plenty of fun quizzes, designed to test even the most dedicated Arsenal fan! IMAGE OF 2018 ANNUAL FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES
Complete Krav Maga - 2nd Edition by Darren Levine & John Whitman (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 384Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Martial Arts & Self-DefenseFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Ulysses PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Darren Levine & John WhitmanLanguage: English About the Book An updated, expanded second edition of the ultimate book to the ultimate art of self defense. Written by top Krav Maga experts and clearly illustrated with over 1000 high quality photos, this bible of Krav Maga is already the top seller and now is better than ever. Book Synopsis "Darren Levine has my unqualified support and gratitude for his contributions to Krav Maga." -Imi Lichtenfeld, founder of Krav Maga THE TOP-SELLING GUIDE TO KRAV MAGA IN AN UPDATED AND EXPANDED EDITION All the defense moves in Complete Krav Maga--from beginner Yellow Belt to advancedBlack Belt--are described in depth and illustrated with step-by-step photos: - BEGINNER: Punches, kicks, knee strikes and defense movements - INTERMEDIATE: Counterattacks against knives, guns and sticks - ADVANCED: Advanced strikes and ground fighting techniques Based on the principle that it is best to move from defense to attack as quickly as possible, Complete Krav Maga teaches fast-escape maneuvers combined with powerful counterattacks. Whether you are big or small, male or female, young or old, you can use Krav Maga to protect yourself by exploiting an assailant's vulnerabilities. Review Quotes Complete Krav Maga-John-Whitman-9781569755730-21.95-Ulysses Press-07/03/2007-102000- About the Author Darren Levine, a 6th-degree black belt, is the U.S. chief instructor of Krav Maga, and also a deputy district attorney serving on an elite unit with the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office. John Whitman, a 4th-degree black belt and president of Krav Maga Worldwide, trains civilian, military and law-enforcement agencies nationwide. Both authors live in Los Angeles.
Vintage Skiing - (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 184Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: SkiingFormat: HardcoverPublisher: FamiliusAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Revisit the glory days of skiing with one of the most famous ski photographers of the era: Ray Atkeson! Book Synopsis Bundle up for a visual adventure of vintage skiing featuring images by one of the most famous ski photographers of that era: Ray Atkeson. With more than 75 skiing photographs in stunning black and white, the snowy slopes of yesteryear will call to black diamond and bunny hill skiers alike. About the Author Ray Atkeson, dubbed "the dean of Northwest nature photography" by the New York Times, spent the majority of his life capturing majestic natural beauty and landscapes. His photography books were some of the first widely celebrated coffee-table books, selling over 1 million copies, and he was a pioneer of ski photography.
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Hydrofoils - by Vellinga Ray (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 264Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: BoatingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Peacock Hill PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Vellinga RayLanguage: English About the Book This very complete book includes more than 270 illustrations, charts, and tables on the subject of creating hydrofoil boats. Because hydrofoils fly like airplanes, except in a denser fluid, the book's subject could be described as aerodynamics adapted to hydrofoils. Book Synopsis This is a book on how to design, build, and fly hydrofoil boats. It begins with the history and theory of hydrofoils, and continues with an explanation of flight characteristics, such as; stability, control, lift, drag, cavitation, and ventilation. Foil configurations, weight and balance, flying height, and roll management are covered as well as calculations of stress, hull configuration, and wing sizing. One section demonstrates methods for comparing designs, and explores specific design ideas for motorized, human powered, and sail powered hydrofoils. Piloting and trouble shooting are followed by a bibliography and index. This very complete book includes over 270 illustrations, charts and tables on the subject of creating hydrofoil boats. Because hydrofoils fly like airplanes, except in a denser fluid, the book's subject could be described as aerodynamics adapted to hydrofoils. It is the best book available for hydrofoil enthusiasts. There is no other book like it.
Field & Stream the Total Deer Hunter Manual - by Scott Bestul & David Hurteau (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: HuntingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Weldon OwenAge Range: AdultAuthor: Scott Bestul & David HurteauLanguage: English About the Book "From Field & Stream magazine's deer-hunting experts, the authors of the Whitetail 365 blog on fieldandstream.com demystify everything the modern hunter needs to know. For bow-hunters, traditional rifle-shooters, shotgun and muzzleloader hunters, and more, this is the one book you need to get the buck of your dreams" -- From publisher's web site. Book Synopsis From Field & Stream magazine's deer-hunting experts, the authors of the Whitetail 365 blog on fieldandstream.com demystify everything the modern hunter needs to know. For bow-hunters, traditional rifle-shooters, shotgun and muzzleloader hunters, and more, this is the one book you need to get the buck of your dreams. Whether you spend all year plotting and preparing for your ultimate whitetail season, or just enjoy a few hunting trips a year with your buddies, this is the book you need. Hundreds of field-tested tips from Field & Stream's deer-hunting experts cover tips and tricks from America's best hunting guides and their own decades of experience, including: SHOOT BETTER With detailed exercises and advice for bow-hunters as well as rifle and shotgun users, this book takes you out on the range and into the woods, with what you need to bring home a trophy buck instead of a lame excuse. PLAN ALL YEAR What do you do when deer season ends? Stow your gear, mount your trophies, and start planning for next year. Here's how to plot your hunting grounds, plant the food deer love, and upgrade your equipment. TRACK LIKE A PRO Where do deer live? What do they eat? How do they behave during the all-importnant rut season? You may think you know the answers to these questions, but the latest research and unusual historical wisdom will surprise you--and make you a better hunter. Selected chapters include: -Get a Grip on Deer Senses -Track the Rut -Break Down Your Deer Season -Be a Mountain Man -Learn 5 Lockdown Secrets -Field Dress a Buck in Minutes -Analyze Whitetail Anatomy Packaged in a durable, wipe-clean flexicover with metallic corner-guards, this practical manual withstands heavy-duty use indoors and out. About the Author Scott Bestul is a Field Editor for Field & Stream and has been with the magazine since 1993. The author of two books and a widely published freelance writer, Bestul has hunted whitetails in 16 states, with bow, shotgun, muzzleloader and rifle. The Wisconsin native now makes his home in the rugged bluff country of southeastern Minnesota with his wife Shari and teenage twins Brooke and Bailey. Dave Hurteau is a Senior Editor for Field & Stream magazine, specializing in deer hunting, bow hunting, and shooting in general. He was a contributor to the recent Total Gun Manual and the editor of F & S's "Gun Nuts" content. He lives in upstate New York with his wife and two sons, and hunts whitetails as often as he can.
If These Walls Could Talk: San Jose Sharks - by Dan Rusanowsky & Ross McKeon (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 320Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: HockeySeries Title: If These Walls Could TalkFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Triumph Books (IL)Age Range: AdultAuthor: Dan Rusanowsky & Ross McKeonLanguage: English Book Synopsis As the radio voice of the San Jose Sharks since the team's inception, Dan Rusanowsky has witnessed more than his fair share of Sharks history up close and personal--from jaw-dropping playoff runs to the individual brilliance of stars like Owen Nolan, Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton, and Joe Pavelski. Through singular anecdotes only Rusanowsky can tell as well as conversations with current and past players, If These Walls Could Talk: San Jose Sharks provides fans with a one-of-a-kind, insider's look into the great moments, the lowlights, and everything in between. No Shark Tank regular will want to miss this book. About the Author Ross McKeon has written about the San Jose Sharks since the franchise joined the NHL in 1991. During McKeon's career, he has covered the Sharks beat for the San Francisco Examiner, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Yahoo Sports!, in addition to contributing to NBC Sports Bay Area, The SportsXchange, Sports Illustrated, The Hockey News, The Sporting News, and Sharks Magazine. Dan Rusanowsky has been the radio play-by-play announcer for the San Jose Sharks since the team's inaugural season in 1991-92. He was inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame in 2013. Joe Pavelski was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in 2003 and is their current team captain.
All Roads Lead to St. Louis - by Rob Rains & Sally Rains (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 236Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: BaseballFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Peppertree PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Rob Rains & Sally RainsLanguage: English Book Synopsis In 2018 Sally and Rob Rains traveled to see all of the Cardinals U.S. - based affiliates plus spring training and the Arizona Fall League to put together this guidebook to help fans plan their own baseball trips. Whether it's spring training; traveling to minor league town or watching the Cardinals at Busch Stadium or on the road; wherever there is baseball, memories will be made. All Roads Lead to St. Louis; A Guide to the Cardinals and Their Minor League Teams includes information about the teams, the histories of their ballparks, recommendations of restaurants, hotels and other tourist attractions in the areas-plus Adam Wainwright adds a few of his personal recommendations. The Cardinals have long relied on their player development system as their primary pipeline for players. For Cardinal fans, making road trips to see those players when they are in the minors is a fun and worthwhile experience. STL Sports Page.com
Camping Arizona - (Falcon Guides: Where to Camp) 3rd Edition by Bruce Grubbs (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 165Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: CampingSeries Title: Falcon Guides: Where to CampFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Falcon Press PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Bruce GrubbsLanguage: English About the Book Fully updated and revised, Camping Arizona contains detailed information on more than 150 public campgrounds in Arizona. It's a guide for everyone from tenters to RVers. Book Synopsis Looking for the ideal spot to pitch your tent or park your RV? Let Camping Arizona take you there.This fully updated and revised comprehensive guidebook gives detailed descriptions of more than 150 public campgrounds throughout Arizona. These are campsites managed by national, state, city, and county parks; the USDA Forest Service; the Bureau of Land Management; tribal organizations; and several private companies. They're in remote wilderness areas and near cities, in deserts and on mountaintops, along raging rivers and by popular lakes.Easy-to-use maps and charts will help you choose the perfect site for your next camping trip, whether you're going alone, as a family, or with a group. You'll also find vital information on: " Campground locations" Facilities and hookups" Fees and reservations" Recreational activities" GPS coordinates for each campground From the Back Cover Looking for the ideal spot to pitch your tent or park your RV? Let Camping Arizona take you there.This comprehensive guidebook gives detailed descriptions of more than 150 public campgrounds throughout Arizona. These are campsites managed by national, state, city, and county parks; the USDA Forest Service; the Bureau of Land Management; tribal organizations; and several private companies. They're in remote wilderness areas and near cities, in deserts and on mountaintops, along raging rivers and by popular lakes.Easy-to-use maps and charts will help you choose the perfect site for your next camping trip, whether you're going alone, as a family, or with a group. You'll also find vital information on: " Campground locations" Facilities and hookups" Fees and reservations" Recreational activitiesWhether you want to get away from it all for backwoods camping and exploration in the Superstition Wilderness, explore the spectacular scenery of the Painted Desert's badlands, or try the superb boating and fishing on Lake Mead, let this book be your guide About the Author Bruce Grubbs is an avid camper, backpacker, hiker, mountain biker, and cross-country skier who has been exploring the American desert for over thirty years. A professional outdoor writer and photographer, he has written over a dozen Globe Pequot Press/FalconGuides, including Hiking Arizona. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
2020 Mlb Season Celebration - (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: BaseballFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Triumph Books (IL)Age Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis This commemorative book provides a visual look at an unforgettable Major League Baseball season. Through unique words and images, this book takes readers from the opening games in April through the MLB season and playoffs. Including full color photographs and profiles of star players and the manager, this keepsake book is an essential part of any fan's collection. About the Author Triumph Books is a leader in quality and innovation in sports publishing. They are based in Chicago.
How to Become a Football Agent - by Erkut Sögüt & Jack Pentol-Levy & Charlie Pentol-Levy (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 200Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: FootballFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Troubador PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Erkut Sögüt & Jack Pentol-Levy & Charlie Pentol-LevyLanguage: English Book Synopsis The second edition of How to Become a Football Agent: The Guide is full of unique insights, information and advice that you can get from nowhere else. With co-author Dr. Erkut Sögüt the agent of elite footballing talent, including Mesut Özil, the book encapsulates all the necessary guidance for those wanting to get into the industry, or simply interested in hearing about how the world of football agency works in general. How much do football agents get paid?', 'How do the transfer and contracts of elite football players work?', 'How can players and agents still earn money once they retire?' - all these and more are well-document in this edition, with the simple format and structure enabling you to pick up all the necessary information. Building on Football Agent Education's first book, the latest from the team has more chapters, more practical guidance, and more views of top agents around the world. This includes the opinions of four members (including Dr. Erkut Sögüt himself) present on FIFA's select football agent commission, as well as example contracts and case studies. In addition, Arsenal Invincible and World Cup winner Robert Pires gives an amazing foreword, adding his views and experiences with agents during his career, and since retirement too. This book can give you the opportunity and the skillset for a successful career in the exhilarating game of football or indeed any client-based business. No matter your age, nationality or background, being a football agent is only a few realistic steps away.
Inner Speed Secrets - by Ross Bentley & Ronn Langford (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 160Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Motor SportsSeries Title: Speed SecretsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Motorbooks InternationalAge Range: AdultAuthor: Ross Bentley & Ronn LangfordLanguage: English About the Book Techniques to help drivers overcome the mental barriers that prevent successful racing. Book Synopsis Maximize your driving ability with tips from the experts! Based on performance seminars conducted by the authors for race car drivers, this informative guide helps you consistently perform at your highest level. Chapters discuss: The Driver - The Ultimate Management System; Inner Race Driving; Skills and Techniques; and Strategies. About the Author Ross Bentley is the author of the popular Motorbooks Speed Secrets series. He is a racing coach, race car driver, author, and speaker. Bentley grew up in a racing family in Vancouver, British Columbia. He raced in the CART Indy Car series in the 1990s before moving on to endurance racing, where he won the 1998 GT3 United States Road Racing Championship and the 2003 SRPII Class Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Bentley currently resides in Redmond, Washington. Official Website: www.speedsecrets.comVancouver, Canada's Ross Bentley is a former Indy Car driver and winner of the U.S. Road Racing Championship. Today, he is a professional driving coach who works with drivers at every level of racing, from karting to the IRL.
The Tower - by Kelly Cordes (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 400Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: MountaineeringFormat: HardcoverPublisher: PatagoniaAge Range: AdultAuthor: Kelly CordesLanguage: English About the Book Patagonia's Cerro Torre, considered by many the most beautiful peak in the world, draws the finest and most devoted technical alpinists to its climbing challenges. But controversy has swirled around this ice-capped peak since Cesare Maestri claimed first ascent in 1959. Since then a debate has raged, with world-class climbers attempting to retrace his route but finding only contradictions. This chronicle of hubris, heroism, controversies and epic journeys offers a glimpse into the human condition, and why some pursue extreme endeavors that at face value have no worth. --Publisher's description. Book Synopsis Patagonia's Cerro Torre, considered by many the most beautiful peak in the world, draws the finest and most devoted technical alpinists to its climbing challenges. But controversy has swirled around this ice-capped peak since Cesare Maestri claimed first ascent in 1959. Since then a debate has raged, with world-class climbers attempting to retrace his route but finding only contradictions. This chronicle of hubris, heroism, controversies and epic journeys offers a glimpse into the human condition, and why some pursue extreme endeavors that at face value have no worth. From the Back Cover "A Shriek Turned to Stone" Mountaineer Reinhold Messner's description of Cerro Torre, considered by many the most beautiful and compelling mountain in the world, articulates the challenge and controversy that has enveloped this mountain since Cesare Maestri claimed first ascent in 1959. At the wind-scoured southern tip of Argentina, between the vast ice cap and the rolling estepas of Patagonia, rises a 10,262-foot tower of ice and rock named Cerro Torre. Considered by many the most beautiful and compelling mountain in the world, it draws the finest and most devoted technical alpinists from around the globe. Reinhold Messner, the greatest mountaineer in history, called it "a shriek turned to stone." But controversy has swirled around Cerro Torre since 1959, when Italian climber Cesare Maestri claimed its first ascent. His partner died on the descent, and generations of world-class climbers attempting to retrace his route have found only contradictions. In 1970, enraged by the doubts and obsessed with proving his success, Maestri used a gasoline-powered air compressor to hammer hundreds of bolts, spaced to be used as ladders, into Cerro Torre's flanks. The Compressor Route instantly became one of the most contentious routes in the climbing world--and, in the decades that followed, it became the most popular route on the mountain. In 2012, when two young, talented, and idealistic climbers, Hayden Kennedy and Jason Kruk, removed many of Maestri's bolts, the controversy erupted anew. What role should equipment play in the accomplishments of climbers? Who has the right to alter a route, or a mountain? What is the impact of history on our ethics in the mountains? And, most fundamentally, what is the point of alpinism: the summit or the climb? This chronicle of hubris, heroism, principle, and epic journeys offers a glimpse into the human condition, and explores reasons why some pursue extreme endeavors that at face value have no worth. Review Quotes Winner for Banff Mountain Book Awards, 2015, Mountain and Wilderness Literature -- Nonfiction The contrast between the old and the new, very centered opinions by the author and a twist at the end that I was certainly not expecting made it one of the best mountain books I ever read. Cheers to Cordes and his brilliantly written book Thecampsiteblog.com The Tower by Kelly Cordes is one, if not the best modern mountaineering book I've had the pleasure to read in a long time. Careful though. This is a book that is not easy to sit down. Sad part is, the book does has an ending. coldthistle.com I simply loved this book, and I'm a weary veteran of one-too-many armchair mountaineering reads, not as easily impressed as I once was by any slab of paper with a mountain on the cover and photos inside of manly men with frost in their beards. I tore through The Tower in two nights, this with a newborn in the house: it's a classic. climbingterms.com Kelly Cordes has penned one of the most fascinating and well-written chronicles of Cerro Torre, one of the most beautiful, infamous and important mountains in the world. This is a must-have for any armchair mountaineer and history buff. Gripping read from start to finish. eveningsends.com No mountain in the world is so otherworldly and has such a troubled history. This book is the most in-depth look yet. It examines the social and psychological context that has sparked fifty years of controversies and rivalries, and how belief influences everything we--both climbers and all of mankind--do.-Climber Rolando Garibotti, author of Patagonia Vertical combining cutting-edge climbing talent, a wicked sharp pen (okay, keyboard), and a passion for accuracy in mountain reporting. -- John Harlin III, author of The Eiger Obsession With passion, literary skill, and relentless curiosity, top-shelf alpinist Kelly Cordes takes us on a wild ride through the controversial history of Patagonia's Cerro Torre--the most perfect mountain on earth.Gregory Crouch, author of Enduring Patagonia Kelly Cordes embodies the climbing spirit more than anyone I know. I admire him for the way he devotes himself completely to writing and the mountains. He is also my favorite storyteller. I can think of no one better to write the story of Cerro Torre.-Tommy Caldwell, professional climber About the Author Kelly Cordes maximizes outdoor time and climbing alpine-style routes. His climbing includes the first ascent of the Azeem Ridge in "disaster style." He writes to support his passion for climbing and is a Patagonia Ambassador. He lives in Estes Park, CO.
The Baseball Fan's Bucket List - by Robert Santelli & Jenna Santelli (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: BaseballFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Running Press AdultAge Range: AdultBook theme: HistoryAuthor: Robert Santelli & Jenna SantelliLanguage: English Book Synopsis No sports fans are more in touch with the history and ephemera of their game than baseball fans. Hitting the sweet spot of our national pastime, The Baseball Fans Bucket List presents a list of 162 absolute must things to do, see, get, and experience before you kick the bucket. Entries range from visiting Elysian Fields in Hoboken, NJ (site of the first pro baseball game), to starting a baseball card collection; experiencing Opening Day; attending your favorite teams Fantasy Camp; reading classic books like Ball Four, and much more! Each entry includes interesting facts, entertaining trivia, and practical information about the activity, item, or travel destination. Also included is a complete checklist so the reader can keep a running tally of their Bucket-List achievements. With todays tabloid stories of steroid abuse and off-the-field shenanigans encroaching on baseballs idyllic charm, this unique guidebook encourages readers to celebrate all thats good about being a fan. Review Quotes Associated Press, March 11, 2010 The book is part travel guide, part nostalgic look at the game and its history. Either way, it works for baseball fans. ...'The Baseball Fan's Bucket List' is for readers who know and love baseball....Wherever you are in life's journey--just arriving at the ballpark, heading into the batter's box or rounding third--this book gives some practical ideas for quality baseball experiences before crossing home plate. About the Author Robert Santelli is Executive Director of the Grammy Museum, and Co-Chairman of Woody at 100-- a partnership between the Grammy Museum and the Woody Guthrie Archives producing numerous events celebrating Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday throughout 2012 across America and internationally. He lives in Los Angles, California. Please visit the Woody at 100 website at woody100.com. Jenna Santelli is a freelance writer and photographer whose love of baseball matches her father Robert's. She lives in Salt Lake City.
Best Lake Hikes Wisconsin - by Steve Johnson (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: HikingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Falcon Press PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Steve JohnsonLanguage: English About the Book Best Lake Hikes Wisconsin includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for approximately 100 of the most scenic lake hikes in the area. Hike descriptions also include history, local trivia, and GPS coordinates. Best Lake Hikes Wisconsin will take you through state and national parks, forests, monuments and wilderness areas, and from popular city parks to the most remote and secluded corners of the area to view the most spectacular lakes and rivers. About the Author Steve Johnson is a self-propelled recreation junkie and fan of all things outdoors. A regular contributor to Backpacker and regional magazines across the country, some of Steve's other work include Minnesota Waterfalls, Loop Hikes Colorado, and Bicycling Wisconsin. Steve lives with his family at a country place in Kenyon, Minnesota.
See You Tomorrow - by Jeremy Evans (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 224Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Winter SportsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Falcon Press PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Jeremy EvansLanguage: English About the Book Marco Siffredi was the first person to make a complete snowboard descent of Mount Everest in 2001, and was regarded by many as the world's best snowboarder. But the following year in 2002, Marco mysteriously disappeared on Everest while attempting a more difficult route known as Hornbein Couloir, an unrelentingly steep, difficult to access route with a high failure rate. Using exclusive never-before-granted interviews with family and friends, Evans aims to solve Everest's greatest mystery in nearly a century while exploring Marco's pursuit of a dream, his love of freedom and adventure, and how his French family was forever altered by his loss. Review Quotes NetGalley Reviews 5 stars Last updated on 30 Jan 2021 "See You Tomorrow by Jeremy Evans is a fascinating look into the life of French snowboarder and mountaineer, Marco Siffredi. While Evans focuses on Siffredi's disappearance as he tried to snowboard down Everest, we also learn a bit about Siffredi's family and what he was like growing up. Marco Siffredi was a child prodigy when it came to snowboarding. He was so good at it that in only six years he went from being a novice to being considered the best in the world. He was fascinated with the impossible and he said "If we don't do stuff that is a bit crazy at 20, we're not going to start at 50." Siffredi did the crazy stuff; he decided he wanted to snowboard down Everest. He summited Everest on May 23, 2001 but was unable to snowboard down Horbein Couloir, the steepest descent from the summit, because of snow conditions, so he came down a less dangerous way, becoming the first person to make a complete descent of Mount Everest on a snowboard. So on September 8, 2002, at age 23, he decided to try again. He reached the summit taking three times as long as he had done it previously and even though the sherpas accompanying him tried to talk him out of it, he began to descend Everest on the Horbein Couloir route on his snowboard. Marco Siffredi was never seen again. People disappear on Everest regularly, that is not unusual, but what is unusual with Siffredi are the rumors surrounding his disappearance. The theories range from he fell into a ravine to his sister believing that he made it down and is still alive today. Evans did extensive research on this book, and was granted first ever interviews with Siffredi's family and friends. This is an excellent book and I highly recommend it. Thank you to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher for providing me with a digital copy of this book prior to publication in exchange for my review. This review is being posted immediately to my GoodReads account and will be posted on Amazon and Barnes and Noble upon the book's publication." --Donna Boyd, Educator at Reading Enrichment/Literacy Group (Homeschooling) 5 stars Last updated on 19 Feb 2021 "Thank you to NetGalley and Jeremy Evans for giving me an ARC of this book. "It was very interesting because it essentially had three distinct subjects. First there is, of course, the biography of a young, dynamic and highly skilled athlete. Second is the history of Everest and the surrounding area. Third is the history of climbing and other extreme snow sports. "I liked that the author didn't just tell us about this young guy who seems to have no impulse control and who is fairly oblivious to danger. All of that is very interesting and kind of fun in an "I wish I was that brave" kind of way. But the author then adds in the dynamics of he town of Chamonix where he lived and learned to ski, climb, snowboard and guide tourists up the mountain. Then he gives us a history of other men who climbed Everest and also never came back, or died on the mountain and were brought down. It is an interesting intermingling that gives a broader picture of Marco and his life." --Fianna MacGregor, Educator at Whitman Legal 4 stars Last updated on 01 Mar 2021 "As an avid hiker, ice climber and mountain trekker I have always been enamoured by tales from "the 8000ers". I myself will never be up to the task of climbing one, but I've always enjoyed following the challenges and setbacks of those who do. I often read these stores via Alan Annette (referenced in this book), explorersweb, Outside Magazine or other trekking publications. Where others enjoy "true crime" I do admit to finding myself fixated with the tales of those challenged or lost on these peaks. My first introduction to these tales were Jon Krakauer's 'Into Thin Air' and the 1998 Everest IMAX film, and since then I've read a wide range and collection of these accounts of mountain (mis)adventures. "See You Tomorrow reads like a hybrid between the online articles, and longer books I've encountered on the subject. I mean that in the best way possible. Jeremy Evans writes with the casual nature of someone integrated into the climbing and mountaineering community, who has first hand knowledge and experience he relates back to the story being told. I was in the peak of my high school ski-bum years when Marco Siffredi made the first Everest descent, and then subsequently disappeared the following year but until reading this book I didn't know the genuine nature of his personality, or the complexities of his relationship with Chamonix. Jeremy Evans is finally doing what the community should have done long ago, celebrating this tremendous athlete and heartfelt human for the accomplishments he achieved and life he lived. I also thought intertwining Marco's story with his favourite character The Little Prince was incredibly successful thematically. I wouldn't usually describe a book about someone's tragic disappearance as "heartwarming" but I appreciated that Jeremy focused more on Marco's life than his death. "I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in outdoor adventure sports, especially snowboarding (or skiing), mountaineering, trekking or even those with an interest in reading well written biographies. I truly appreciate the opportunity to read this digital ARC provided by NetGalley, I was not compensated for this review." --Katherine Job, Reviewer at Garddwest 4 stars Last updated on 02 May 2021 "This is the story of Marco Siffredi a young man from Chamonix France who at the age of 23 passed away on Mount Everest or so they believe. Chamonix is famous for being the birth place of mountaineering and extreme skiing. This is a beautiful place for the tourist and the rich and beautiful but it is also a place that mothers have fear every time the rescue helicopter passes overhead. Marco did not involved with climbing until his teenage years but he seemed to have a natural gift which rubbed those who had been snowboarding their whole life. But Marco was the type of person people could not help be attracted to as he was genuine and just happy go lucky. The story should this when he was preparing for the assent of Everest he was riding his skateboard around and giving children rides. Base on first appearance you would not guess this with his piercings and green or purple hair. This book is a good look at mountaineering along with the extreme snowboarding there is adventure and sadness but this is a good read." --Thomas Kelley, Consumer Reviewer 4 stars Last updated on 03 May 2021 "Part adventure story, part historical narrative, this book highlights the story of Marco Siffredi's attempt to be the first to snowboard the Hornbein Couloir on Mt. Everest after successfully snowboarding down Everest the year before. "This book is very thorough and includes a lot of history that goes beyond Siffredi's attempts and also delves deeply into his background growing up in Chamonix. It's an interesting psychological profile of the type of person who attempts things that most people wouldn't even contemplate, and the latter chapters of the book do try to unravel the mystery of what might have happened to Siffredi in 2002. "Those who have enjoyed other mountaineering books should definitely include this one on their "to be read" list, but the story itself isn't completely satisfying because the mystery of Siffredi's death is unsolved, and frankly, there's a fair amount of detail that feels more like filler than critical to the tale. I personally found the filler parts interesting in their own right because I am fascinated with Everest and the people who climb it, but those looking for more suspense and exhilaration may not feel the same. Photos showing the Couloir and perhaps a map of Siffredi's possible routes really would have been a plus." --Anita Pomerantz, Consumer Reviewer"Gripping. Scary. A fascinating glimpse into the world of extreme athletes who risk everything to follow their passion, live by their own rules, and die without regret. Marco lived a high-stakes adventure at extreme altitude that defies comprehension." --Diedre Wolownick, author of The Sharp End of Life and the mother of rock climber Alex Honnold from the Academy Award-winning film Free Solo"Marco was a beautiful human who lived life on the edge in Chamonix and in the Himalaya. He danced on that boundary of life and death every day. We will always miss him, but See You Tomorrow reveals another side of Marco we didn't know, the one of a kind, gentle and innocent soul who left us too soon." --Jeremy Jones, professional snowboarder"Marco was a purist, an athlete drawn to the bold and dangerous. Jeremy Evans humanizes Marco in a way that makes his disappearance a cautionary, yet inspiring, tale of someone who lived with purpose. But like most great stories with daring protagonists, we wished Marco's life could have ended differently." --Jimmy Chin, Emmy Award winning cinematographer and co-director of Academy Award-winning film Free Solo About the Author Jeremy Evans is a climber, snowboarder, award-winning journalist, and the author of The Battle for Paradise and In Search of Powder. Through his writing and adventures, he has connected with the most influential people in the climbing and skiing/snowboarding industries and encouraged them to tell their stories. This was most evident with subjects in the outdoor adventure field where Jeremy has been able to connect with climbers, skiers, and snowboarders worldwide.
Ninja Skills - by Antony Cummins (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Martial Arts & Self-DefenseFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Watkins PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Antony CumminsLanguage: English Book Synopsis This is the world's only illustrated guide to the real ninja teachings of historic Japan. These original techniques are presented in a highly accessible 'how-to' format that combines easy-to-follow text with a fresh, contemporary design that includes step-by-step photographs. This is the first book ever to present the authentic ninja techniques in a highly accessible, illustrated 'how to' format. The shadowy figure of the ninja - expert commando, secret agent, maverick who operates outside social norms - continues to exert fascination in the West, yet much of what is presented as ninja fact today is distorted or wrong. Drawing on the scrolls created by historical Japanese ninjas (or shinobi, as they were then known), this book offers the real ninja teachings in 150 easy-to-follow, illustrated lessons designed to draw contemporary students of ninja straight into the world of these skilled spy-commandos. The truth about the ninja is so much more complex and intriguing than the Hollywood clichés we know today. We may think, for example, of a ninja as being always garbed in black and fighting with 'throwing stars' but in fact, a ninja had clothes in different colours to serve as disguises for different times of day, and their arsenal of weaponry could include anything from poison, poison gas, pepper spray and fire-creating tools to swords, spears and knives (but no throwing stars). The 150 lessons in this book cover all the basics of ninja warcraft, including clever ideas for infiltrating an enemy compound (from wearing 'silent sandals' to faking passes and passwords), tactics for hiding and retreat (in the racoon dog retreat, a ninja will crouch low and halt, allowing the pursuer to collide with him at speed, whereupon the agent kills his enemy), and ways of crossing marshes and water (for example, with special shoes made of boards, or using a foldaway floating seat). The description is made all the more vivid by step-by-step photographs of the fighting techniques, diagrams outlining military tactics and beautiful samples of Japanese calligraphy. About the Author Antony Cummins is the founder of the Historical Ninjutsu Research Team, which has previously published The Book of Ninja and The Book of Samurai (Watkins). Antony also works as a consultant and co-presenter on high-end documentaries on Japan that are distributed by National Geographic, and is the Official Tourism Ambassador for Wakayama. He has been recognised by peers as a leading expert in the discovery of military arts of medieval Japan. www.natori.co.uk
100 Things 49ers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die - (100 Things... Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die) by Daniel Brown (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 276Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: FootballSeries Title: 100 Things... Fans Should Know & Do Before They DieFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Triumph Books (IL)Age Range: AdultAuthor: Daniel BrownLanguage: English Book Synopsis Whether a die-hard booster from the days of Joe Montana or a new supporter of Jim Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers fans will discover the top 100 things to know, and do, in their lifetime through this unique team history book and guide. Inspired by and written for the devout 49ers fan, this lively and detailed book explores important facts and figures from the team's storied history, including the early years of Y. A. Tittle and the team's golden era in the 1980s and 1990s--featuring coaches Bill Walsh and George Seifert, Hall of Fame quarterbacks Joe Montana and Steve Young, and star receiver Jerry Rice. From the most important facts about the team to the traditions that define what being a 49ers fanatic is all about, this guide also highlights such essential experiences as the best places to soak in 49ers lore. About the Author Dan Brown is a sports writer who has written for the San Jose Mercury News and the Bay Area News Group since 1995, covering the 49ers, Giants, and other major sporting events. He lives in San Carlos, California. Roger Craig is a former NFL running back whose eight-year career with the San Francisco 49ers included three Super Bowl victories. He lives in Portola Valley, California.
On the Cains - by Brad Burns (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 232Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: FishingFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Stackpole BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Brad BurnsLanguage: English About the Book A historical look at and current guide to the Cains River in New Brunswick. There is almost a mystical aura surrounding the Cains and its Atlantic salmon and brook trout fishery. Only about a third of it was ever settled and then lightly, and by the middle of the twentieth century settlers had all given up and the river reverted to completely wild, which it still is today. The book also explores the Cains's relationship with the Miramichi River, in particular the Black Brook, the biggest and most productive pool on the river. In low water, a substantial portion of the Cains's fall run of fish stacks up there waiting for rain. Review Quotes Brad Burns has written a beautiful tribute to a magnificent river and its undaunted inhabitants. This is an instant classic that will be fawned over a century from now.--Monte Burke, author of Saban: The Making of a Coach and Sowbelly: The Obsessive Quest for the World Record BassBrad Burns is to be commended for his passion and enthusiasm for preserving the history of Atlantic salmon fishing on the Cains and Miramichi rivers. On the Cains brought me back to the days I spent at Wade's Fishing Lodge with my father, Herb Wade, and my grandfather Charlie Wade. These memories now will be kept alive for future generations thanks to Brad. The legacy left by Charlie and Herb Wade will not be forgotten.--David WadeThe Cains is the most important tributary on the most important Atlantic salmon river in Canada. It is a river that "gets under your skin" in a variety of ways that defy easy description. Brad Burns's On the Cains eloquently describes the spell that is cast by this river on the hearts and souls of anglers who fish there. It is a love affair with a river, the fish that live in it, and the people who reside there.--Topher Browne, Spey casting expert and author of Atlantic Salmon Magic About the Author Bradford Burns, a longtime fisheries activist, has served as a national board and executive committee member of the Coastal Conservation Association and is a founder and president of Stripers Forever, a coast-wide advocacy group for striped bass conservation. He is also a U.S. director of the Miramichi Salmon Association and on the Atlantic Salmon Federation U.S. Council. He has received many awards for conservation work, largely on behalf of striped bass, from organizations like the Federation of Fly Fishers, Sage Fly Rods, and the Fisherman's Conservation Association of New York. Burns is the author of the LL Bean Fly Fishing for Striped Bass Handbook and Fly Fishing Saltwater's Finest (coauthored with John Cole). He has written and provided photographs for articles in various publications such as Saltwater Sportsman, Field and Stream, and Fly Fishing in Saltwaters. He has fished for Atlantic salmon throughout Atlantic Canada as well as Iceland, Scotland, and Russia. He lives in the Portland, Maine area, on the banks of the Presumpscot River (once a great Atlantic salmon river) where he still throws flies for striped bass.
Jeet Kune Do - (Bruce Lee Library) by Bruce Lee (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 400Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Martial Arts & Self-DefenseSeries Title: Bruce Lee LibraryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Tuttle PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Bruce LeeLanguage: English About the Book An expanded sequel to the bestselling "The Tao of Jeet Kune Do", this landmark book will serve as a complete presentation of Bruce Lee's art of Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do. The development of his unique martial art form, its principles, core techniques, lesson plans, and illustrative sketches are presented in Bruce Lee's own words. 100+ illustrations. Book Synopsis Compiled from Bruce Lee's notes and writings, Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do is the seminal book presenting the martial art created by Bruce Lee himself. Jeet Kune Do was a revolutionary new approach to the martial arts in its time and is the principal reason why Bruce Lee is revered as a pioneer by martial artists today, many decades after his death. The development of his unique martial art form--its principles, core techniques, and lesson plans--are all presented in this book in Bruce Lee's own words and notes. This book is the complete and official version of Jeet Kune Do which was originally published by Tuttle Publishing in cooperation with the Lee family in 1997. It is still the most comprehensive presentation of Jeet Kune Do available. This Jeet Kune Do book features Lee's illustrative sketches and his remarkable notes and commentaries on the nature of combat and achieving success in life through the martial arts, as well as the importance of a positive mental attitude during training. Also, there is a series of Questions Every Martial Artist Must Ask Himself that Lee posed to himself and intended to explore as part of his development, but never lived to complete. Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do is the book every Bruce Lee fan must have in his collection. This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features: Bruce Lee: Striking ThoughtsBruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden DragonBruce Lee: The Tao of Gung FuBruce Lee: Artist of LifeBruce Lee: Letters of the DragonBruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body From the Back Cover In 1970, Bruce Lee suffered a back injury which confined him to bed. Rather than allowing this to slow his growth as a martial artist he read feverishly on Eastern philosophy and Western psychology, constructing his own views on the totality of combat and life. It was during this time that Lee wrote 7 volumes containing his thoughts, ideas, opinions, and research into the art of unarmed combat, and how it applies to everyday life. Some of this material is now available for the first time. This landmark book serves as a complete presentation of Bruce Lee's art of jeet kune do. The development of his unique martial art form, its principles, core techniques, and lesson plans are presented here in Lee's own words. It also features Lee's illustrative sketches and his remarkable treatise on the nature of combat, success through martial art, and the importance of a positive mental attitude in training. In addition, there are a series of "Questions Every Martial Artist Must Ask Himself", that Lee posed to himself and intended to explore as part of his own development, but never lived to complete. Jeet Kune Do: Bruce Lee's Commentaries on the Martial Way is the book every Bruce Lee fan must have. Review Quotes Bruce Lee's long-awaited magnum opus in his art of jeet kune do has finally arrived! An instant classic! --Inside Kung-Fu magazineI sincerely hope you enjoy reading the ideas about unarmed combat that were important to Bruce Lee. For the discriminating thinker, welcome to a world of insights that will change your life. --Linda Lee CadwellLee goes further into the mechanics of the brand of Gung Fu he practiced in Jeet Kune Do: Bruce Lee's Commentaries on the Martial Way, which also includes more than 100 illustrations. --Publishers WeeklyThe Bruce Lee Library stands as the definitive presentation of Bruce Lee's magnificent legacy. Each volume belongs on the bookshelf of every serious martial artist. --Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do NucleusThis book is your roadmap to an exciting journey of self-knowledge. It has value in being a guidepost to help you in the process of your own personal development. --Ted Wong, from his Foreword About the Author John Little is considered to be one of the world's foremost authorities on Bruce Lee. He's the only person who has ever been authorized to review the entirety of Lee's personal notes, sketches and reading annotations, giving him an insider's look at Lee's training methods and philosophies. He's shared this information with Lee's fans in his books published by Tuttle Publishing, including: The Art of Expressing the Human Body; Bruce Lee: Artist of Life; Letters of the Dragon; The Tao of Gung Fu: A Study in the Way of Chinese Martial Art; Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living and Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon.
Hiking Through History Washington - by Nathan Barnes & Jeremy Barnes (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: HikingSeries Title: Hiking Through HistoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Falcon Press PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Nathan Barnes & Jeremy BarnesLanguage: English About the Book A beautiful, full-color guidebook to more than 40 of the best hikes following the history of the state of Washington. Book Synopsis Imagine hiking along a wooded trail in Washington and stumbling upon the stone foundation of a crumbled building or rusted railroad ties from an abandoned Northern Pacific Railway line. Hiking through History Washington profiles 40 hikes (all trails, of varying degrees of difficulty), will go beyond simply stating miles and directions and GPS coordinates for each hike to include rich descriptions of the history underfoot. This book is the perfect companion for any hiker with an interest in history, complete with rich photos, detailed maps, and sidebars detailing enough historical information to satisfy every curiosity along the way. About the Author Nathan and Jeremy Barnes were born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Their enthusiasm for the outdoors was cultivated at a young age by trips to the Columbia River Gorge, Bend, Mount Rainier, and Mount St. Helens, to name just a few. They climbed Mount Rainier, reaching Columbia Crest in 2008.
Hard Labor - by Sam Smith (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 368Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: BasketballFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Triumph Books (IL)Age Range: AdultAuthor: Sam SmithLanguage: English Book Synopsis Oscar Robertson is known as one of the best players in NBA history, a triple-double machine who set the stage for the versatility of today's NBA superstars like LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, and Draymond Green. But The Big O's larger legacy may lie in spearheading the fight for his fellow players' financial equity and free agency, joined by fellow stars John Havlicek, Bill Bradley, Wes Unseld, and more. In Hard Labor, Sam Smith, best-selling basketball scribe emeritus and author of The Jordan Rules, unearths this incredible and untold fight for players' rights and examines the massive repercussions for the NBA and sports in the United States in the 40 years since. Diving into how "The 14" paved the way for the record-setting paydays for today's NBA players - stars and role players alike - as well as the harsh consequences faced by those involved in the lawsuit against the NBA, Hard Labor is an essential read for both NBA and sports fans alike. About the Author Sam Smith is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Jordan Rules, Second Coming, and There is No Next. Sam received the Naismith Hall of Fame 2012 Curt Gowdy Media Award and he writes for Bulls.com. You can follow him at @SamSmithHoops.
Crines Y Colas - by Valerie Watson (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 32Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: EquestrianFormat: PaperbackPublisher: AlmuzaraAge Range: AdultAuthor: Valerie WatsonLanguage: Spanish About the Book A manual about the art of thinning out and braiding horse manes and tails through very useful and interesting methods for lovers of horsemanship.
Understanding the Golf Swing - by Manuel de la Torre (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 264Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: GolfFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Skyhorse PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Manuel de la TorreLanguage: English About the Book "Understanding the Golf Swing covers virtually every phase of the game--in the same common-sense and simple approach. It is a must-read for every golfer." --Tommy Aaron, PGA Tour professional and 1973 Masters champion. Book Synopsis This full-color modern classic of golf instruction by teaching pro Manuel de la Torre (former PGA Teacher of the Year and Golf Digest ranked teacher) presents a simple approach to the golf swing based on Ernest Jones's widely praised principles. Understanding the Golf Swing includes information on the philosophy of the golf swing (with emphasis on the development of a true swinging motion), the most thorough analysis of ball flights available, and analysis of the principles of special shot play (including sand play, pitching, chipping, putting, and playing unusual shots) and the mental side of golf and effective course management. The final chapter offers an organized approach to understanding golf courses and playing conditions. The result is a blend of philosophy and practical advice found in few golf instructional books. About the Author Manuel de la Torre is a legend among golf teachers and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The leading proponent of Ernest Jones's swing principles, Manuel was head professional at Milwaukee Country Club from 1951 to 1996. He was PGA Teacher of the Year in 1986 and a four-time Wisconsin Professional of the Year. He was ranked #11 among American golf teachers by the editors of Golf Digest in 2007. De la Torre passed away in 2016 at the age of ninety-four. Carol Mann is a former LPGA golfer and two-time major winner. She was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1977. Gary D'Amato is an award-winning sports columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
So You Think You're a Chicago Blackhawks Fan? - (So You Think You're a Team Fan) by John Kreiser (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 232Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: HockeySeries Title: So You Think You're a Team FanFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Sports Publishing LLCAge Range: AdultAuthor: John KreiserLanguage: English About the Book Test your knowledge of Blackhawks history--past and present. Book Synopsis So You Think You're a Chicago Blackhawks Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Blackhawks hockey. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you'll get details behind each--stories that bring to life players and coaches, games and seasons. This book is divided into multiple parts, with progressively more difficult questions in each new section. Along the way, you'll learn more about what has made the Hawks one of the most popular teams in the NHL. The book includes players and coaches of the past and present, from Stan Mikita to Bill Mosienko, Bobby Hull, Pierre Pilote, Glenn Hall, Tony Esposito, Ed Belfour, Jim Pappin, Keith Magnuson, Jeremy Roenick, Chris Chelios, Denis Savard, Corey Crawford, Jonathan Toews, and so many more. Some of the many questions that this book answers include: - A Chicago star of the 1950s set an NHL record that may never be broken by scoring three goals in 21 seconds in a game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on March 23, 1952. Who is he?- Which Blackhawks legend appeared in the movies Wayne's World? and Wayne's World 2?- True or false: The National Football League once played its championship game in Chicago Stadium?- Patrick Kane set a franchise record in 2015-16 when he had at least one point in 26 consecutive games. Which Chicago Hall of Famer held the previous team record with a 21-game points streak? This book makes the perfect gift for any fan of the Hawks!
Quest for Speed - by Barry John (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 184Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Motor SportsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Evro Publishing LimitedAge Range: AdultAuthor: Barry JohnLanguage: English Book Synopsis As Land Speed Record historian David Tremayne states in his foreword, "Quest for Speed is a wonderful book that celebrates passion." In a remarkable first book, Barry John has celebrated his life-long passion for the quest for speed by writing, illustrating and designing this fascinating history of record-breaking on land. Along with his informed and detailed text, his beautiful artwork shows all significant record-breakers in their immense variety, each illustrated in profile and accompanied by a cameo portrait of its driver. From the start of it all in the late 19th century to today's challengers seeking to reach "the last frontier," 1,000mph, the story that unfolds will enthrall not only enthusiasts for the subject but anyone appreciative of innovative engineering and brave human endeavour. About the Author Like every boy in the 1950s, Barry John knew the names of Cobb and Campbell and possessed battered Dinky toys of their cars. When he was 15, he discovered Hot Rod magazine and, instantly mesmerised, bought it when pocket money stretched that far. In Hot Rod's pages he discovered the exploits of Breedlove and Arfons -- and has been fascinated ever since. After studying at Harrow School of Art, in London, he pursued a career as a graphic designer. Now retired, he has applied his professional skills to his passion and produced this book. He lives in south-east England.
The Last Amateurs - by John Feinstein (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 480Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: BasketballFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Back Bay BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: John FeinsteinLanguage: English About the Book Featuring a new Afterword by the author, this is the bestseller in which one of America's favorite sports writers conducts a thrilling journey through the world of college basketball. of photos. Book Synopsis America's favorite sportswriter takes readers on a thrilling and unforgettable journey into the world of college basketball in this national bestseller. Like millions who love college basketball, John Feinstein was first drawn to the game because of its intensity, speed and intelligence. Like many others, he felt that the vast sums of money involved in NCAA basketball had turned the sport into a division of the NBA, rather than the beloved amateur sport it once was. He went in search of college basketball played with the passion and integrity it once inspired, and found the Patriot League. As one of the NCAA's smallest leagues, none of these teams leaves college early to join the NBA and none of these coaches gets national recognition or endorsement contracts. The young men on these teams are playing for the love of the sport, of competition and of their schools. John Feinstein spent a season with these players, uncovering the drama of their daily lives and the passions that drive them to commit hundreds of hours to basketball even when there is no chance of a professional future. He offers a look at American sport at its purest. Review Quotes "You'll be glued to the page...Feinstein makes you care."--Entertainment Weekly About the Author John Feinstein is the author of many widely acclaimed and bestselling books on sports, including One on One, Moment of Glory, Are You Kidding Me?, Living on the Black, Tales from Q School, Last Dance, Next Man Up, Let Me Tell You a Story (with Red Auerbach), Caddy for Life, Open, The Punch, The Last Amateurs, The Majors, A Good Walk Spoiled, A Civil War, A Season on the Brink, Play Ball, and Hard Courts. He is also the author of five sports mystery novels for young readers. He writes for the Washington Post, Washingtonpost.com, and Golf Digest, and is a regular commentator on The Golf Channel.
Stuff Every Golfer Should Know - (Stuff You Should Know) by Brian Bertoldo (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 144Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: GolfSeries Title: Stuff You Should KnowFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Quirk BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Brian BertoldoLanguage: English Book Synopsis The perfect gift for the golf lover in your life, this handbook is a pocket-sized companion ready to go out on the green. Tips and tricks include: - How to Calculate Your Handicap
- How to Play in the Rain
- How to Keep Fit for Golfing
- Games to Play within the Game
- The Best Golf Travel Destinations About the Author Brian Bertoldo is a writer and avid golfer living in Salem, Massachusetts.
One Move to Better Golf (Signet) - by Carl Lohren & Larry Dennis (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 124Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: GolfFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Echo Point Books & MediaAge Range: AdultAuthor: Carl Lohren & Larry DennisLanguage: English Book Synopsis In 1966, Carl Lohren made a breakthrough, and One Move to Better Golf explains it all. Highly regarded as an instructor and player in the New York Metropolitan PGA Section, Lohren formed his ideal golf swing after years of studying master golfer Ben Hogan. His eyes were opened at the 1964 Carling Open when he watched Hogan select an 8-iron and take a short swing on a 150 yard shot. To Lohren's surprise, Hogan's ball exploded off the clubface and wound up ten feet from the pin! This inspired Lohren to start his swing by turning his left shoulder as Hogan had. Immediately upon doing so, Carl's ball flight took on a different look: it had a piercing trajectory, with plenty of carry and roll. Carl continued to refine his method, so that in 1968, he won the NY State PGA Championship in a playoff over former Ryder Cup player Bill Collins. In One Move to Better Golf, Lohren explains a simple method of starting the golf swing with one move that incorporates the fundamentals. In doing so, he gives you a framework of confidence for your swing. He also provides students with a complete methodology of the physical and mental preparation necessary for effective shotmaking. Whether you are a low or high handicapper, One Move to Better Golf will give you a clear understanding of the total golf swing. Carl Lohren has become best known for his innovative methods of golf instruction over his 50-year career of professional competition and teaching. Lohren worked as a PGA club professional, improving upon his game and studying the best ball strikers on the PGA Tour. After his mastery of the one move, Carl continued to excel as a tournament player, winning more professional tournaments, qualifying for the Champions Tour, in addition to competing in 11 major championships, 15 PGA Tour events, and numerous international tours. For more information, visit his website: onemovetobettergolf.com. Readers interested in related titles from Carl Lohren will also want to see: Getting Set for Golf (ISBN: 1626545022 ).
100 Things Notre Dame Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die - (100 Things... Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die) by John Heisler (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 271Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: FootballSeries Title: 100 Things... Fans Should Know & Do Before They DieFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Triumph Books (IL)Age Range: AdultAuthor: John HeislerLanguage: English Book Synopsis The storied Notre Dame football program has long been full of pride and passionate fans, as the Fighting Irish have provided decades of incredible memories for its legion of alumni and followers, and author John Heisler captures this tradition and others in this essential fanbook. Created for the serious football fan who wants to enhance their Fighting Irish IQ, this book reveals special stories and experiences from fans and memorable moments about past and present players and coaches. As a longtime ND employee in the sports information and athletic departments, author John Heisler shares what's really important and he touches on some of the most famous games, players, and traditions in Fighting Irish history, including Knute Rockne's "Win One for the Gipper" speech, the team's game day walk from the Basilica to Notre Dame Stadium, Joe Montana's legendary comeback performance in the 1979 Cotton Bowl, Indiana State Police Sergeant Tim McCarthy's public safety messages, and the team's storybook and inspirational 2012 season. From singing the Notre Dame Fight Song at the Friday night pep rally at the Joyce Center to taking in a game at historic Notre Dame Stadium, this guidebook covers all there is to Irish football, making a must read for any fan. About the Author John Heisler is in his 35th year as a member of the University of Notre Dame athletics staff. He was named to his current post of senior associate athletics director for media and broadcast relations in 2004 after spending 16 years as sports information director. He has written or edited eight other books on Notre Dame football, including collaborating with Lou Holtz on the New York Times bestseller The Fighting Spirit. He's a member of the College Sports Information Directors of America Hall of Fame. He lives in Granger, Indiana. Bryant Young was a defensive tackle who started for three seasons with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He played for the San Francisco 49ers for 14 seasons and was elected to the Pro Bowl four times. He is currently the defensive line coach at the University of Florida. He lives in Gainesville, Florida. Frank Stams was a member of Notre Dame's 1988 national championship team. He played for three NFL teams during his professional career. He was born in Akron, Ohio.
The League of Outsider Baseball - by Gary Cieradkowski (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: BaseballFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Atria BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: HistoryAuthor: Gary CieradkowskiLanguage: English Book Synopsis From an award-winning graphic artist and baseball historian comes a strikingly original illustrated history of baseball's forgotten heroes, including stars of the Negro Leagues, barnstorming teams, semi-pro leagues, foreign leagues, and famous players like Shoeless Joe Jackson, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, and Joe DiMaggio before they achieved notoriety. From a young age, Gary Cieradkowski had a passion for baseball's unheralded heroes. Inspired by his father and their shared love of the sport, Cieradkowski began creating "outsider" baseball cards, as a way to tell the little-known stories of baseball's many unsung heroes--alongside some of baseball's greatest players before they were famous. The League of Outsider Baseball is a tribute to all of those who've played the game, known and unknown. Shining a light into the dark corners of baseball history--from Mickey Mantle's minor league days to Negro League greats like Josh Gibson and Leon Day; to people that most never knew played the game, such as Frank Sinatra, who had his own ball club in 1940s Hollywood; bank robber John Dillinger, who was a promising shortstop and took time out between robberies to attend Cubs games; and even a few US presidents--this book is a rich, visual tribute to America's pastime. Meticulously researched, beautifully illustrated using a unique, vintage baseball-card-style, and filled with a colorful and rich cast of characters, this book is a prized collector's item and will be cherished by fans of all ages. Review Quotes "The League of Outsider Baseball can be read as a reclamation project, although it is also more than that. The illustrations, rendered in vivid throwback style, recall the beautiful old tobacco cards that were manufactured at the turn of the century.' Based not on photographs but rather on research and imagination, they offer a new lens through which to look at, or think about, these players, a way of bringing them to life.--David L. Ulin, LA Times"Cieradkowski might be baseball's Van Gogh."-- "MLB.com""What began as a formof therapy has become this season's most beguiling and idiosyncratic book."-- "Chicago Tribune""Every few years, a baseball book comes along that isn't quite like anything before it. The latest candidate for the oddball baseball hall of fame book is The League of Outsider Baseball, a hugely enjoyable volume filled with so many jaw-dropping facts that you will want to start reading from cover to cover."--Allen Barra, Dallas Morning News"Cieradkowski's work leaps into my top 5 nonfiction baseball books."--Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer"Cieradkowski's artwork is able to capture the player far better than the photos you find in a typical baseball card. These players are more alive, more real than any faded photo. I almost expect them to leap off the card and demand $50 in exchange for an autograph."--Jim Caple, ESPN"Gary Cieradkowski is to me the most interesting artist working in baseball today. His bold graphic style recalls America's poster kings of yore--Edward Penfield, J.C. Leyendecker, Fred G. Cooper--and his love of the game breathes new life into heroes long gone."--John Thorn, Official Historian for Major League Baseball"Gary Cieradkowski's colorful and nuanced baseball art and cards are a romantic and captivating journey into the game's glorious past delivered from a unique and detailed perspective."--Charlie Vascellaro, Author of Hank Aaron: A Biography
Field & Stream Camping Guide - by T Edward Nickens (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 96Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: CampingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Weldon OwenAge Range: AdultAuthor: T Edward NickensLanguage: English About the Book With practical advice for camping in all sorts of conditions, this handy guide offers dozens of hints on everything from choosing your campsite to roasting the perfect marshmallow. Geared to the hunter or fisherman, but with something for almost everyone who loves the great outdoors. Book Synopsis The Total Outdoorsman is a runaway success for us, with over (xx, xxx) copies in print, and the demand only rising even after it's been in the market for months. This series of smaller, value-priced titles excerpt that book's content, repackaging it for the bargain shopper and for more cartneared category penetration in the camping sector. With practical advice for camping in all sorts of conditions, this handy guide offers dozens of hints on everything from choosing your campsite to roasting the perfect marshmallow. Geared to the hunter or fisherman, but with something for almost everyone who loves the great outdoors, this is the book you want to be sure you throw in your backpack before heading out into the woods. About the Author Field & Stream editor-at-large T. Edward Nickens has camped, paddled, backpacked, hunted, and fished from the rainforest to the Arctic Sea. Winner of more than two dozen national writing awards, he is TV host for the Total Outdoorsman Challenge.
Fundamentals of Mantracking - 3rd Edition by Albert "Ab" Taylor & Albert Ab Taylor & Donald C Cooper (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Outdoor SkillsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Skyhorse PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Albert "Ab" Taylor & Albert Ab Taylor & Donald C CooperLanguage: English Book Synopsis Fundamentals of Mantracking is the essential guide written by the people who spent most of their lives developing and refining the art of tracking, one of the most important but often overlooked aspects of successful search and rescue missions. In 2012, there were 661,000 missing person cases opened in the United States. While the majority of missing person cases that get opened are closed quickly, by the end of the year over 2,000 remained unresolved. In many instances, when the missing person is lost in the woods, or in the desert, search and rescue missions become an essential tool that can mean the difference between life and death. Inside, you will find the history of tracking, information on how to tell when tracking becomes necessary, recommended equipment and tools, and hundreds of indispensable examples of what to do on your way to becoming an expert tracker. Chapters include: History of Tracking in North AmericanWhen and Where to Use TrackingDefinitions and TerminologyLabeling TracksDetecting SignAging Sign and TrackHandling EvidenceTracking the EvaderAnd much more!The revised and updated edition of Fundamentals of Mantracking includes dozens of color photographs and detailed illustrations, making it the one book essential to anyone interested in learning how to track, or committed to becoming the best tracker possible. About the Author Albert "Ab" Taylor spent more than three decades in the US Border Patrol, and was one of the preeminent search and rescue trackers of his time. After retiring, he focused most of his energy on efforts to teach safety and awareness to children. Taylor passed away in Alpine, California, in 2013. Donald C. Cooper has been a student of tracking since 1980, when he first met Ab Taylor in Southern California. He later helped Taylor teach tracking across the United States and abroad. Cooper's love of climbing led to a career in the fire service, where he served as a fire officer and paramedic, as well as more than three decades of intimate involvement in search and rescue around the world. Cooper lives in northeastern Ohio.
Tying Dry Flies - by Jay Nichols & Paul Weamer (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 184Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: FishingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Stackpole BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Jay Nichols & Paul WeamerLanguage: English About the Book Twenty-six essential fly patterns, from traditional flies to new groundbreaking patterns, are presented with clear and concise instructions and photographs for flies that will work for all kinds of insects in all kinds of situations. Book Synopsis This book of practical fly design showcases 26 indispensable patterns for every tier, from beginner to expert. Tying Dry Flies presents traditional techniques and innovative patterns along with clear and concise instructions and photographs for flies that will work for all kinds of insects in all kinds of situations. It's time to spruce up your fly box with these essential trout patterns: - Quigley Cripple - Foam Beetle - Hairwing Dun - Humpy - Turck Tarantula - Quill Gordon - Adams - Parachute Adams - Barr's Vis-A-Dun - CDC Comparadun - Trico Spinner - And many more! About the Author Jay Nichols is the former managing editor of Fly Fisherman magazine and writes, edits, and photographs fly-fishing books. He lives in Pennsylvania. Charlie Craven co-owns Charlie's Fly Box, a fly shop in Arvada, Colorado, and is a top-selling signature fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. Craven is the Fly Tier's Bench columnist for Fly Fisherman and author of Charlie Craven's Basic Fly Tying: Modern Techniques for Flies That Catch Fish and Charlie's Fly Box: Signature Flies for Fresh and Salt Water. He is also featured in the recent Fly Fisherman magazine DVDs Warmwater Fly Tying and Saltwater Fly Tying. He lives in Palmer Lake, Colorado. Paul Weamer is Fly Fisherman magazine's Mid Atlantic Field Editor and the author or coauthor of five fly-fishing books. He lives in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he guides fly anglers on the legendary trout waters that flow through Yellowstone National Park and Southwestern Montana. Mike Heck grew up fishing the spring creeks of southcentral Pennsylvania. He is an Orvis-endorsed guide, fly designer, and contributor to Fly Fisherman, American Angler, and other publications. He lives in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
Sailing America - by Onne Van Der Wal (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 308Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: SailingFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Rizzoli International PublicationsAge Range: AdultAuthor: Onne Van Der WalLanguage: English Book Synopsis The closest you'll get on land to the feeling of being on deck--sailing through the eyes of a true master of both sail and lens. This deluxe, grand-scale, limited-edition book is a voyage across America, capturing the joy, excitement, and serenity of sailing in the waters of every region of the United States--from Puerto Rico to the tip of Alaska. Over a lifetime devoted to boats and the pursuit of pleasure on water, the photographer Onne van der Wal has accrued an unparalleled archive of the most evocative and beautiful photography of this great American sport. Organized by region, and including competition yachts, leisure crafts, and everything in between, the book presents stunning vignettes of every form of American sailing--from classic yacht racing around Newport, Rhode Island to beautiful schooners drifting across the Great Lakes, and from peaceful catamaran expeditions around the islands of Hawaii to handmade single-masters in the frozen waters of Alaska and intense Grand Prix races along the rocky coasts of the Pacific Northwest. With 200 color photographs and several gatefolds that unfold into glorious panoramic images, this is a celebration of the nautical lifestyle and a love letter to an archetypal American pursuit that is so much more than a pastime for all those lucky enough to enjoy it. About the Author Onne van der Wal is an award-winning nautical photographer and author whose photographs have graced the covers of every major sailing magazine in the United States and abroad. A seasoned yacht racer himself, he won the Whitbread Round the World Race and still tours with teams both as sailor and photographer. Gary Jobson is an America's Cup-winning tactician. He is the author of twenty books on sailing, has produced more than 1,200 television shows for ESPN, currently serves on the board of World Sailing, and is a past president of US Sailing.
Red Sox in 5s and 10s - by Bill Nowlin (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inch (W) x .4 Inch (D)Weight: .9 PoundsNumber of Pages: 208Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: BaseballFormat: PaperbackPublisher: History PressAuthor: Bill NowlinAge Range: AdultBook theme: HistoryLanguage: English Book Synopsis The Boston Red Sox have blown hot and cold over the decades. These lists of Top 5s and 10s cover both the highs and lows of a team that has endured a long history of both joy and sorrow. They won the first World Series ever played and then five more penna
Belichick and Brady - by Michael Holley (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 432Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: FootballFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Hachette BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Michael HolleyLanguage: English About the Book "Originally published in hardcover and ebook by Hachette Books in October in 2016."--Title page verso. Book Synopsis New York Times bestselling sportswriter Michael Holley takes readers behind the scenes of the relationship that transformed the Patriots from a middling franchise to the envy of the NFL. No head coach-quarterback pair has been more successful in NFL history than Bill Belichick and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. They have won four Super Bowls, six AFC championships, and thirteen division titles. And now Holley takes us inside their relationship, dissecting how these men and their team came to dominate football. Belichick, a genius as a defensive coordinator, had been a five-year flop as head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Upon his controversial arrival in Foxboro, though, he quickly began to remake the team at every level--scouts, coaches, and players. His bold, calculated approach had fans up in arms, sportswriters questioning his intelligence, and players wondering how long they would last on the team. Meanwhile, buried down in the 2000 NFL draft, the 199th overall pick was a skinny kid from the University of Michigan named Tom Brady who many scouts thought would never succeed at a professional level. The lowest of the four quarterbacks on the team's depth chart, he appeard to be just one of the guys. Like Belichick, though, he lived for football, and he knew the playbook as well as Drew Bledsoe, the franchise quarterback. And when Bledsoe was injured in 2001, Brady took the job and vowed to never give it back. The handsome Brady became a star, wearing hand-tailored suits, appearing in movies and on magazine covers, and marrying a supermodel. Belichick, with his trademark cut-off hoodies, was the opposite of a fashion plate. Together, the odd couple somehow rose above controversies and tragedies. Draft picks were lost, suspensions given, lawsuits filed. As their legends have grown, so have their critics, with some of those critics operating from NFL headquarters. Despite that, with Belichick's deft and brilliant strategy in the draft year in year out and Brady's exacting decision-making on the field, the Patriots cultivated an atmosphere of success and won a stunning 75 percent of their games together. Respected and reviled, Belichick and Brady have set the bar high for excellence in a league designed for parity. They have rarely been understood. Until now. Based on dozens of interviews with former and current players, coaches, and executives, Belichick and Brady is an eye-opening look at the minds, motives, and wild ambitions of two men who have left an indelible mark on the game of football. Review Quotes Praise for Michael Holley's Books: A deeply reported, thoroughly engaging look at what it takes to succeed in the NFL.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)Enlightening...the best thing I've read on football in recent years...Superb.--Peter King, Sports IllustratedHolley has written the ultimate book for pro football geeks. From the front office to the draft room, the author provides an intimate look at three NFL teams...and the men who built them.--Publishers WeeklyIn War Room, journalist Michael Holley provides a fascinating account of how Belichick, and his top associates, Scott Pioli and Thomas Dimitroff, used the draft and shrewd trades to build the Pats into the envy of the NFL...Crisply written, the story moves along like a two-minute drill. It also sparkles with interesting anecdotes and tidbits....War Room is a lively, fast-paced insider's account that will please ardent and casual fans alike.--Boston GlobeUsually books like this, which put organizations on pedestals, do not stand the test of time. But Holley's book reads as well now as it did a dozen or so years ago.--Hank Gilman, Forbes About the Author Michael Holley is the bestselling author of Belichick and Brady, War Room, and Patriot Reign and the bestselling collaborator for Tedy Bruschi's Never Give Up. A former columnist and daily sports talk-show host, he is currently a host of NBC Sports Boston and teacher at Boston University.
Sin and the Spirituality of Archery - by Sean C McVeigh (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 174Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: ArcheryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: McVeigh Ministries Inc.Age Range: AdultAuthor: Sean C McVeighLanguage: English Book Synopsis Sin and the Spirituality of Archery is a rare publication that blends solid tips and tactics for helping archers increase their ability to shoot a bow and arrow with accuracy. It also covers all of the basic, introductory lessons and equipment selection suggestions needed for those who are just getting started in the sport of archery. Lastly, Sin and the Spirituality of Archery provides a very interesting correlation between archery shooting tactics and spirituality that can be used in everyday-life situations. This helpful information can assist individuals in dealing with challenging life-situations in a far more effective, helpful, and productive way than he or she might have before using this approach to life and spirituality.
Nolan Ryan's Pitcher's Bible - by Nolan Ryan & Tom House (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 176Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: CoachingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Touchstone BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: BaseballAuthor: Nolan Ryan & Tom HouseLanguage: English About the Book Baseball's greatest living pitcher show how to achieve and maintain the performance level that has made him a legend. This book reveals the secrets of Nolan Ryan's success and longevity and provides a complete fitness program for pitchers to follow. Also features a special "flick book" that graphically demonstrates his pitching motion. 200 photographs. Book Synopsis How does Nolan Ryan still do it? At forty-three years old, Nolan Ryan is a marvel. He is still blowing his fastballs by hitters at an age when most pitchers have long since retired--or have learned to depend on guile instead of power. But the Ryan express keeps chugging on, getting more unhittable, not less. Nolan Ryan's Pitcher's Bible tells us the secrets of Ryan's success. Drawing on Ryan's practical experience and Tom House's research expertise, it shows how the right combination of exercise and motivation can help a pitcher develop to his greatest potential. Nolan Ryan's Pitcher's Bible includes: -Nolan Ryan's complete fitness program for pitchers--including weight training, aerobic exercise, and diet--based on the latest scientific research and his twenty-four years of experience as a major leaguer. -The most up-to-date methods for preventing arm injuries by establishing proper mechanics, a conditioning base, and throwing work loads. -A timetable for keeping a pitcher in top shape year-round, including specific exercise intervals to meet the individual strength demands of each pitcher's throwing motion, maximum velocity, and maximum weekly number of pitches. -An in-depth presentation of Ryan's pitching strategy--how he prepares himself mentally for a game, an analysis of his pitch selection for different types of hitters, and how he applies his training regimen to improving his effectiveness on the mound. Illustrated with black-and-white photos of Ryan in action, along with photos and line drawings of the recommended exercises, Nolan Ryan's Pitcher's Bible is the ultimate book on pitching, by the ultimate pitcher.
Footprints on the Mountains - by Dennis Heath Renshaw (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 282Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: HikingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Hillhelen Group LLCAge Range: AdultAuthor: Dennis Heath RenshawLanguage: English Book Synopsis Ten thousand hikers start the Appalachian Trail every year. Only ten percent finish. Whether you begin in Maine or Georgia, the trail is 2,186 miles long filled with steep climbs, deep valleys, rivers to ford, wildlife, majestic views, strangers who become friends, and swollen, blistered feet. I began this trek at age 66 and hiked 91 mountain peaks, went through 14 states, 464,464 elevation changes -- the equivalent of climbing Mt. Everest 25 times. Along the way, I acquired the trail name "Preacher," carried a 43-pound backpack, lost 25 pounds, got lost three times, and wore out seven pairs of boots. Many who start the trail are in a life turning point and seek spiritual guidance from the awesome wonder of the mountain peaks, sunsets, running rivers and sunrises that offer beauty and peace. Or they may seek a voice to share some solace, or an ear to listen. As I was called "Preacher," some came seeking counsel. I started the journey as a challenge to myself, but I found much more when I experienced God's footprints already on the mountains. I'm sharing my experiences to help others who choose to begin the journey. I hope my descriptions of the Trail, the people and equipment that worked for me, guide someone to travel these mountain trails and find answers. Review Quotes "Dennis (Dr. Renshaw), has combined a helpful commentary of hiking the AT with powerful insights that will help anyone who reads this book understand the lure of the Appalachian Trail. I was saddened to reach the end, as I was so enjoying his stories and descriptions of the trail. I felt as if I was going to summit Katahdin with him." Dr. Don Thrasher, Pastor "We are preparing to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail in 2020. We found this account extremely insightful on how the trail affects you both physically and mentally. What makes this book so special though, is the spiritual journey on which the writer takes you."Sarah and Jonathan Baker, Future Appalachian Trail Hikers
Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction Targets - by John Austin (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 230Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: ShootingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Chicago Review PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: John AustinLanguage: English About the Book More than 100 perforated cartnears are divided into three themes that minimarksmen can use to develop their skills. Also includes ideas for setting up an in-house firing range, and instructions for mini-weapons. Book Synopsis "Cubicle farms are full of enemy combatants begging to be taken out." --Wired The key to becoming an accomplished marksman is to practice, practice, practice. MiniWeapons of Mass Destruction Targets contains more than 100 tear-out cartnears to develop your skills. The cartnears are divided into three themes--Basic, Secret Agent, and Dark Ages--with a variety of gameplay scenarios. Blast the lock off a chained door, knock down a castle gate, compete in a game of Around the World, or shoot several miniature cartnears at various locations. Rules on the back of each cartnear describe basic and advanced play. In addition to the 100+ cartnears, MiniWeapons master John Austin provides instructions for building five new MiniWeapons perfect for cartnear shooting: Safety instructions are also included, as well as a guide to setting up an in-house firing range that will protect walls and furniture. About the Author John Austin is a professional toy designer and author of MiniWeapons of Mass Destruction, MiniWeapons of Mass Destruction 2, and So Now You're a Zombie.
Mastering Golf's Mental Game - by Michael Lardon & Matthew Rudy (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 224Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: GolfFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Crown ArchetypeAge Range: AdultAuthor: Michael Lardon & Matthew RudyLanguage: English Book Synopsis Perfect your mental approach to your game To be a golfer is to tinker--with everything from equipment to grip to swing. But one thing most players don't give enough attention to is the mental game. Psychologists aren't a new phenomenon in golf, but Dr. Michael Lardon is a different breed of performance coach. Instead of sending his players into a losing battle against emotion, indecision, and fear on the golf course, he shows them how to organize their thoughts and use them for maximum performance. His step-by-step Pre-Shot Pyramid provides any player with the ideal blueprint for shot setup. And his revolutionary Mental Scorecard will give you the tools to accurately measure what you really do on the golf course and how to make real, permanent improvements. You will learn the same techniques that Dr. Lardon shares with Phil Mickelson and dozens of other tour players, including the tools that helped Mickelson right himself after the 2012 U.S. Open to win the British Open a month later with a historic final round. Mastering Golf's Mental Game will change the way you think about golf, and is a must-read for any player serious about shooting better scores and getting more enjoyment out of the game. About the Author DR. MICHAEL T. LARDON is an associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego and a consulting psychiatrist to the United States Olympic teams at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. His clients have won major championships, Olympic gold medals, Super Bowls, and World Series titles. He lives with his wife and three children outside San Diego.
Delavier's Women's Strength Training Anatomy Workouts - by Frederic Delavier & Michael Gundill (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 351Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Bodybuilding & Weight TrainingSeries Title: AnatomyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Human Kinetics PublishersAge Range: AdultAuthor: Frederic Delavier & Michael GundillLanguage: English About the Book Best-selling author Frédéric Delavier introduces 49 programs for sculpting every region of the body. Featuring 157 exercises cartneared to the back, shoulders, abs, buttocks, legs, arms, and chest, Delavier's Women's Strength Training Anatomy Workouts includes 140 photos and 290 remarkable anatomical illustrations. Book Synopsis Delavier's Women's Strength Training Anatomy Workouts delivers the exercises, programming, and advice you need for the results you want. Based on the anatomical features unique to women, this new guide sets the standard for women's strength training. 290 full-color illustrations allow you to see inside 157 exercises and 49 programs for strengthening, sculpting, and developing your arms, chest, back, shoulders, abs, legs, and glutes. Step-by-step instructions work in tandem with the anatomical illustrations to ensure understanding of maximizing the efficiency of each exercise. You'll see how muscles interact with surrounding joints and skeletal structures and learn how variations of movements can isolate specific muscles and achieve cartneared results. Delavier's Women's Strength Training Anatomy includes proven programming for reducing fat, adding lean muscle, and sculpting every body region. Whether you're beginning a program or enhancing an existing routine, working out at home or at the gym, it's all here and all in the stunning detail that only Frédéric Delavier can provide. The former editor in chief of PowerMag in France, author and illustrator Frédéric Delavier has written for Le Monde du Muscle, Men's Health Germany, and several other publications. His previous publications, including Strength Training Anatomy and Women's Strength Training Anatomy, have sold more than 2.5 million copies. About the Author Frédéric Delavier is a gifted artist with an exceptional knowledge of human anatomy. He studied morphology and anatomy for five years at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and studied dissection for three years at the Paris Faculté de Médecine. The former editor in chief of the French magazine PowerMag, Delavier wrote for several fitness publications, including the French magazine Le Monde du Muscle, Men's Health Germany, and Ironman. He is the author of the best-selling Strength Training Anatomy, Women's Strength Training Anatomy, The Strength Training Anatomy Workout, Delavier's Core Training Anatomy, and Delavier's Stretching Anatomy. Delavier won the French powerlifting title in 1988 and gives worldwide presentations on the sport applications of biomechanics. His teaching efforts have earned him the Grand Prix de Techniques et de Pédagogie Sportive. Delavier lives in Paris, France. Michael Gundill has written 13 books on strength training, sport nutrition, and health, including coauthoring The Strength Training Anatomy Workout and The Strength Training Anatomy Workout II. His books have been translated into multiple languages, and he has written over 500 articles for bodybuilding and fitness magazines worldwide, including Iron Man and Dirty Dieting. In 1998 he won the Article of the Year Award at the Fourth Academy of Bodybuilding Fitness & Sports Awards in California. Gundill started weightlifting in 1983 in order to improve his rowing performance. Most of his training years were spent completing specific lifting programs in his home. As he gained muscle and refined his program, he began to learn more about physiology, anatomy, and biomechanics and started studying those subjects in medical journals. Since 1995 he has been writing about his discoveries in various bodybuilding and fitness magazines worldwide.
Bubbleball - by Ben Golliver (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 304Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: BasketballFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Harry N. AbramsAge Range: AdultAuthor: Ben GolliverLanguage: English About the Book "When NBA player Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 in March 2020, the league shut down immediately, bringing a shocking, sudden pause to the season. As the pandemic raged, it looked as if it might be the first year in league history with no champion. But four months later, after meticulous planning, twenty-two teams resumed play in a "bubble" at Disney World-a restricted, single-site locale cut off from the outside world. Due to health concerns, the league invited only a handful of reporters, who were required to sacrifice medical privacy, live in a hotel room for more than three months, and submit to daily coronavirus testing in hopes of keeping the bubble from bursting. In exchange for the constant monitoring and restricted movement, they were allowed into a basketball fan's dream, with a courtside seat at dozens of games in nearly empty arenas. Ben Golliver, the national NBA writer for the The Washington Post, was one of those allowed access. Bubbleball is his account of the season and life inside, telling the story of how basketball bounced back from its shutdown, how players staged headline-grabbing social justice protests, and how Lakers star LeBron James chased his fourth ring in unconventional and unforgettable circumstances. Based on months of reporting in the exclusive, confined environment, this is an entertaining record of an extraordinary season."--Provided by publisher. Book Synopsis A captivating account of the NBA's strangest season ever, from shutdown to championship, from a prominent national basketball writer living inside the bubble When NBA player Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 in March 2020, the league shut down immediately, bringing a shocking, sudden pause to the season. As the pandemic raged, it looked as if it might be the first year in league history with no champion. But four months later, after meticulous planning, twenty-two teams resumed play in a "bubble" at Disney World-a restricted, single-site locale cut off from the outside world. Due to health concerns, the league invited only a handful of reporters, who were required to sacrifice medical privacy, live in a hotel room for more than three months, and submit to daily coronavirus testing in hopes of keeping the bubble from bursting. In exchange for the constant monitoring and restricted movement, they were allowed into a basketball fan's dream, with a courtside seat at dozens of games in nearly empty arenas. Ben Golliver, the national NBA writer for the The Washington Post, was one of those allowed access. Bubbleball is his account of the season and life inside, telling the story of how basketball bounced back from its shutdown, how players staged headline-grabbing social justice protests, and how Lakers star LeBron James chased his fourth ring in unconventional and unforgettable circumstances. Based on months of reporting in the exclusive, confined environment, this is an entertaining record of an extraordinary season.
Combat Hapkido - by John Pellegrini (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 160Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Martial Arts & Self-DefenseFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Black Belt BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: John PellegriniLanguage: English Book Synopsis This guidebook brings the classical art of hapkido into the modern world. Providing real-life tactical know-how, this manual discusses the evolution of hapkido into a modern art for self-defense as well as the key principles behind the contemporary system. Focusing on empty-hand techniques, this thorough reference illustrates effective defenses against strikes, kicks, grabs, chokes, knives and guns. By offering classical concepts in a contemporary way, this resource demonstrates why hapkido is effectives for practitioners of all skill levelsincluding military and law enforcement personnelfor self-defense." About the Author John Pellegrini is one of the world s leading authorities on hand-to-hand combat. He has trained in the arts of aikido, judo, karate, taekwondo, hapkido, jeet kune do, special forces hand-to-hand combat training, and counterintelligence self-defense. He is the founder of the art of combat hapkido, which is now taught at more than 250 schools in a dozen countries. He is the first American to be promoted to ninth-degree black belt by the World Ki-Do Federation and has been named "Black Belt" magazine s Instructor of the Year. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona."
Aikido in Everyday Life - 2nd Edition by Terry Dobson & Victor Miller (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 280Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Martial Arts & Self-DefenseFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Blue Snake BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Terry Dobson & Victor MillerLanguage: English About the Book Conflict is an unavoidable aspect of living. The principles of aikido are uniquely suited to everyday conflict resolution because it is a martial art based on avoiding attack. Its nondefensive, prosocial stance offers new options for dealing with conflict and can help break habits such as bullying and intimidation. Book Synopsis Conflict is an unavoidable aspect of living. The late renowned aikido master Terry Dobson, together with Victor Miller, present aikido as a basis for conflict resolution. "Attack-tics" is a system of conflict resolution based on the principles of aikido, the non-violent martial art Morihei Ueshiba created after World War II. Not all conflicts are contests, say Dobson and Miller, and not all conflicts are equally threatening. Review Quotes "...a convincing and useful set of metaphors for understnding the geometry of conflict...stubbed with radical, sensible ideas."- Marilyn Ferguson "The Aikido student and master Terry Dobson...has taught so many of us the goodness possible inside the warrior."- Robert Bly About the Author Terry Dobson studied in Japan for ten years with the founder of aikido, Morihei Ueshiba. Before his death in late 1992, he had taught aikido for twenty-five years and brought its principles to conflict management and personal growth seminars in education, mediation and business. Victor Miller is a television and film writer living in Milford, Connecticut. He wrote the original script for Friday the 13th and writes for television daytime drama series.
Wwe Encyclopedia of Sports Entertainment, 3rd Edition - by Steve Pantaleo & Kevin Sullivan & Keith Greenberg (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 416Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: WrestlingFormat: HardcoverPublisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)Age Range: AdultAuthor: Steve Pantaleo & Kevin Sullivan & Keith GreenbergLanguage: English Book Synopsis The most expansive, all-encompassing chronicle unleashed on the WWE Universe, this New York Times bestseller includes over 400 full-color pages and over 1,200 Superstar and event profiles. The WWE all-time roster in this book has been expanded to unprecedented proportions, and now features all your favorite heroes from the modern era. Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, The New Day, Sasha Banks and so many more make their WWE Encyclopedia debuts. Plus, the future of WWE collides with the past, as Finn Bálor and the exciting stars of NXT stake their claim alongside the legends of WWE's past and present.Every WWE Superstar to ever lace up a pair of boots is covered. Legendary figures from over 30 classic sports-entertainment promotions honored for the first time ever. Performers and events from all generations immortalized with stunning imagery.It is all here. Then. Now. Forever.
Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer - by Warren St John (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 275Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: FootballFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Broadway BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Warren St JohnLanguage: English About the Book Having purchased his very own RV and immersed himself in the life and crazy culture of Alabama Crimson Tide fans during the 1999 season, St. John pens a book about much more than football--it is an enduring memoir about sport and culture in the U.S. High school & older. Book Synopsis What is it about sports that turns otherwise sane people into raving lunatics? Why does winning compel people to tear down goal posts, and losing, to drown themselves in bad keg beer? In short, why do fans care? In search of answers, Warren St. John seeks out the roving community of RVers who follow the Alabama Crimson Tide from game to game. A movable feast of Weber grills and Igloo coolers, these are hard-core football fans who arrive on Wednesday for Saturday's game: The Reeses, who skipped their own daughter's wedding because it coincided with a Bama game; Ray Pradat, the Episcopal minister who watches the games on a television beside his altar while performing weddings; and John Ed, the wheeling and dealing ticket scalper whose access to good seats gives him power on par with the governor. In no time at all, St. John buys an RV (a $5,500 beater named The Hawg) and joins the caravan for a full football season, chronicling the world of the extreme fan and learning that in the shadow of the stadium, it can all begin to seem strangely normal. Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer is not only a hilarious travel story, but a cultural anthropology of fans that goes a long way toward demystifying the universal urge to take sides and to win. Review Quotes "An ode to fandom." --Newsweek "St. John brings a singular empathy for his subjects. . . . These oversized personalities are rendered with irresistible zeal and light up the book like a stadium scoreboard." --New York Times "An unreconstructed fan of Alabama football, exiled in New York, Warren St. John goes home to join the Crimson Tide's most rabid supporters as they roll across the South. His four-mile-a-gallon odyssey through the sun, suds, and stink of tailgate culture is a fresh and funny take on the American road trip--and an affectionate yet unsentimental look at Southern life, from belles who chug beer and bray from the stands, to fundamentalists who forgive any sin except a losing season. Like his hero, Bear Bryant, St. John has crafted a winner." --Tony Horwitz, author of Confederates in the Attic"What does it really mean to be a sports fan? For the millions of us who are, Warren St. John captures our passion with hilarity, absurdity and poignancy. He just gets our religion. And Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer is a marvelous journey into the soul of sports in America. A great ride in the tradition of Hunter Thompson and an even better read." --H.G. "Buzz" Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights "A remarkable and funny book about obsession in America by a really fine writer." -- Gay Talese "Sports fandom is a phenomenon that has so far baffled the field of psychology. The professionals haven't a clue. They should read this book. Warren St. John takes us to where the rubber meets the road." -- Tom Wolfe About the Author Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Warren St. John is a reporter for the New York Times and has written for The New Yorker, the New York Observer, and Wired. He lives in New York.
Best Easy Day Hikes Grand Staircase-Escalante and the Glen Canyon Region - 3rd Edition (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 136Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: HikingFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Falcon Press PublishingAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Twenty hikes in southern Utah, varying from half-hour strolls to full-day adventures. This guidebook is for everyone, including families. About the Author JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner, previously Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers who grew up in the Midwest, have written numerous Falcon Guides. JD is the Outdoor Recreation Director at San Juan College in Farmington, NM, and Emily teaches at the Mosaic Academy in Aztec, NM.
Colorado Guide Flies - by Pat Dorsey (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: FishingFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Headwater BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Pat DorseyLanguage: English About the Book What if you could peer into the fly boxes of the guides who make their living helping people catch fish, day in and day out? With this comprehensive guide to the best patterns for Colorado rivers and reservoirs, now you can. Not only are these patterns effective for Colorado, but anglers from around the world will discover new flies for their home waters. Book Synopsis What if you could peer into the fly boxes of the guides who make their living helping people catch fish, day in and day out? With this comprehensive guide to the best patterns for Colorado rivers and reservoirs, now you can. Not only are these patterns effective for Colorado, but anglers from around the world will discover new flies for their home waters.- 600 patterns from the state's top guides and fly tiers- Complete hatch information for the state- Interviews with 20 of the state's top guides Review Quotes ""Colorado Guide Flies: Patterns, Rigs, and Advice from the State's Best Anglers and Guides" by Pat Dorsey grants the wish of any angler: to peer into the fly boxes of guides who make their living helping people catch fish."--Erin Block"midcurrent.com" (09/07/2015) About the Author Pat Dorsey has been a fly-fishing guide for twenty years and is Southwest Field Editor for Fly Fisherman. Author of Colorado Guide Flies (978-1-934753-33-0), Fly Fishing Tailwaters (978-0-8117-0512-7), and Tying and Fishing Tailwater Flies (978-0-8117-0722-0), Pat travels the country speaking to local, Trout Unlimited, and Federation of Fly Fishers clubs and conducts seminars at trade shows throughout the country. He lives in Parker, Colorado.
The Ultimate Horse Behavior and Training Book - by Linda Tellington-Jones (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 322Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: EquestrianFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Trafalgar Square BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Linda Tellington-JonesLanguage: English Book Synopsis Finally, a comprehensive collection of world-renowned equine expert Linda Tellington-Jones' healing equine bodywork and training exercises, for use both on the ground and in the saddle. In one fabulously illustrated book, those new to Linda's approach are provided with a clear, step-by-step introduction to the Tellington Method, while those familiar with her work finally have the ultimate go-to reference. The book is divided into three parts: Part One briefly explains the background of the Tellington Method and then discusses the reasons for unwanted behavior and poor attitude in horses. Part Two, arranged alphabetically, contains a compendium of 72 common behavioral, training and health issues, many of which horse people face on a daily basis. In this A to Z format, from Aggressive to Other Horses to Weaving, Linda discusses the possible reasons for these behaviors or problems and offers conventional methods of solving these challenges, as well as training solutions using the Tellington Method. Part Three presents--for the first time in one volume--the complete body of work that up the Tellington Method: the Tellington TTouches, Ground Exercises, and Ridden Work. At the end of this section, there is also a detailed case study, which includes 49 photographs showing every step along the way to successfully teaching your horse to load. Review Quotes Linda's fabulous new book is by far the best that has ever been published on her TTouch Work. --Trail Blazer A heavyweight in any horse lover's book collection. --Equine Wellness With plenty of white space, 364 color photographs, and 81 color illustrations, the book is a pleasure to read. --Western Horseman Horse lovers who like the methods and books of Pat Parelli and John Lyons, who wrote an introduction to this book, will appreciate this volume. --Library Journal Keep this one nearby; you'll want to refer to it again and again! -- The Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar About the Author Linda Tellington-Jones is the internationally recognized equine expert who developed the Tellington Method approach to healing, training, and communicating that can be learned and practiced by horsemen and women of all levels. She was honored as the 1994 Horsewoman of the Year by the North American Horseman's Association and presented with the ARICP Lifetime Achievement Award, given annually to a person who profoundly affects the equine world in a positive manner. Tellington-Jones is the author of numerous books and DVD programs, including the bestselling The Ultimate Horse Behavior and Training Book, and she routinely travels worldwide teaching her methods. When not on the road, she lives in Hawaii. Bobbie Lieberman has an extensive background in equine journalism, writing regularly for EQUUS Magazine. She lives in Arizona.
Chiefs Kingdom - by Michael Maccambridge (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 144Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: FootballFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Andrews McMeel PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Michael MaccambridgeLanguage: English Book Synopsis The only authorized, intimate portrait of the spectacular season that saw the Kansas City Chiefs return to--and win--their first Super Bowl in fifty years. Featuring a foreword from head coach Andy Reid, and exclusive behind-the-scenes images from the Chiefs' team photographers, this is a vivid, one-of-a-kind chronicle of the Chiefs' march to their second world championship. In 2019, the NFL's one hundredth season, the Chiefs once again scaled pro football's summit, persevering through a season marked by adversity and resilience. Experience the historic journey as it has never been seen before: from the inside, through rare, on- and off-the-field photography, key never-before-seen artifacts spanning the entire campaign, and Andy Reid's personal account of winning his first Super Bowl ring as a head coach. Chiefs Kingdom is more than a commemorative celebration of a world title; it is the epic story of a team on a mission, as a revamped defense and its new coordinator came together over the course of a long season, and the league's most potent offense survived the temporary loss of its MVP quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. From "The West Is Not Enough" to "2-3 Jet Chip Wasp," this lavish, handsome book documents the remarkable turn of events during the marathon regular season, as well as the unprecedented post-season run in which the Chiefs rallied from double-digit deficits in all three games. Colorful, insightful, and dramatic, Chiefs Kingdom is an absorbing account of one of the most unforgettable seasons in pro football history. About the Author Andy Reid is the sixth-winningest coach in pro football history. In seven seasons coaching the Kansas City Chiefs, he's led the team to seven straight winning seasons, six playoff berths, four consecutive AFC West titles, and one Super Bowl trophy. Reid earned a master's degree (in professional leadership) and a bachelor's degree (in physical education) at Brigham Young University. While playing football at BYU, he also served as a columnist for the Provo Daily Herald. Michael MacCambridge has written about movies, music and popular culture, but he is best known as one of the nation's foremost authorities on pro and college football. His 2004 book America's Game: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured A Nation was named by The Washington Post as one of the most distinguished works of non-fiction that year; in 2016, the book was ranked No. 1 on NFL historian Chris Willis's list of "The Top 100 Pro Football Books of All Time." In 1999, MacCambridge was the editor and a contributing writer for The New York Times bestseller ESPN SportsCentury, a retrospective of sports in the 20th Century, and in 2005 he edited the critically-acclaimed ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, hailed by Sports Illustrated as "the Bible" of the sport. He has also written biographies of Lamar Hunt and Chuck Noll, and his most recent book, '69 Chiefs: A Team, A Season, and the Birth of Modern Kansas City, was published by Andrews McMeel Publishing in 2019. MacCambridge's freelance work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, GQ, and many other publications. He lives in Austin, with his children, Miles and Ella.
Boston Bruins - by Stan Fischler (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 360Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: HockeyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Sports Publishing LLCAge Range: AdultAuthor: Stan FischlerLanguage: English About the Book "Within these pages, Bruins fans will read about all of Boston hockey's most famous names--Phil Esposito, Bobby Orr, Eddie Shore, Milt Schmidt, John Bucyk, Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron, Tuukka Rask, and many more."-- Book Synopsis Written by hockey's most authoritative author, this is the definitive collection of Boston Bruins history. In his newly revised edition of Boston Bruins: Greatest Moments and Players, "Hockey Maven" Stan Fischler examines the storied history of the Boston Bruins from their first game in 1924 to their epic Stanley Cup victory in 2011 and beyond. Beyond the stats and facts, this veteran sportswriter brings fans off the ice and into the locker room to share a treasure trove of stories and anecdotes from this legendary franchise. Within these pages, Bruins fans will read about all of Boston hockey's most famous names--Phil Esposito, Bobby Orr, Eddie Shore, Milt Schmidt, John Bucyk, Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron, Tuukka Rask, and many more. About the Author Stan Fischler is a legend of sports broadcasting. He began his career as a publicist for the New York Rangers in 1954 and has been covering hockey in the over half a century since. The winner of seven Emmy Awards, Fischler has worked in every medium from print to TV to Twitter. This "Hockey Maven" currently serves as the resident hockey expert for MSG and MSG Plus. He can appears on weekly MSG Networks features and as a commentator on Islanders and Devils games. The author of more than one hundred books, Fischler lives in New York City.
Racing Classic Motorcycles - by Andy Reynolds (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 240Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Motor SportsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Veloce PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Andy ReynoldsLanguage: EnglishRacing Classic Motorcycles is the story of a classic motorcycle racer who was fortunate enough to be able to ride many of the best machines from the period, at the highest level, and on many of the most famous road racing courses in the world. There are tales of success, friendships, and the loss of racing pals. Machine preparation and mechanical failures feature heavily, and the story recounts the author's frustrations and joys. Andy Reynolds maintained and built many of the bikes he raced, and ultimately retired from riding to become both a machine scrutineer and a sponsor. All aspects of motorcycle racing are covered in the author's easy-to-read and entertaining narrative, and it is a fascinating read for any motorcycle enthusiast. Come into the world of Classic Racing Motorcycles - but bring your cheque book and medical insurance!
Casting Into the Light - by Janet Messineo (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 320Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: FishingFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Pantheon BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Janet MessineoLanguage: English Book Synopsis Tales of a champion surfcaster: the education of a young woman hell-bent on following her dream and learning the mysterious and profound sport, and art, of surfcasting, on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Janet Messineo knew from the get-go that she wanted to become a great fisherman. She knew she was as capable as any man of catching and landing a huge fish. It took years--and many terrifying nights alone on the beach in complete darkness, in search of a huge creature to pull out of the sea--for her to prove to herself and to the male-dominated fishing community that she could make her dream real. Messineo writes of the object of her obsession: striped bass and how it can take a lifetime to become a proficient striped bass fisherman; of stripers as nocturnal feeders, hard-fighting, clever fish that under the cover of darkness trap bait against jetties or between fields of large boulders near shorelines, or, once hooked, rub their mouths against the rocks to cut the line. She writes of growing up in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and Salem, New Hampshire, the granddaughter of textile mill workers, tagging along with her father and brother as they cast off of jetties; of going to art school, feeling from a young age the need to escape, and finding herself, one summer, on the Vineyard. She describes the series of jobs that supported her fishing--waitressing at the Black Dog, Helios, and the Home Port, among other restaurants. She writes of her education in patience and the technique to land a fish; learning the equipment--hooks, sinkers, her first squid jig; buying her first one-ounce Rebel lure. She re-creates the thrill of fishing at night, of being buffeted by the island's harsh winds and torrential rains; the terror of hooking something mysterious in the darkness that might pull her into water over her head. She gives us a rich portrait of island life and writes of its history and of Chappaquiddick's (it belonged to the Wampanoags, who originally called it Cheppiaquidne--"separate island"); of the Martha's Vineyard Derby: its beginning in 1946 as a way to bring tourism to the island during the offseason, and the Derby's growing into one of the largest tournaments in the world. Messineo describes her dream of becoming a marine taxidermist, of learning the craft and perfecting the art of it. She writes of the men she's fished with and the women who forged the path for others (among them, Lorraine "Tootie" Johnson, who fished Vineyard waters for more than sixty years, and Lori VanDerlaske, who won the Derby shore division in 1995). And she writes of her life commingled with fishing--her marriage to a singer, poet, activist; their adopting a son with Asperger's; and her teaching him to fish. She writes of the transformative power of fishing that helped her to shake off drugs and alcohol, and of her profound respect for fish as a magnificent animal. With eighteen of the author's favorite fish recipes, Casting into the Light is a book about following one's dreams and about the quiet reckoning with self in the long hours of darkness at the water's edge, with the sounds of the ocean, the night air, and the jet-black sky. Review Quotes One of the chief pleasures of Casting Into the Light is its evocation of a collegial fishing community . . . warm-hearted . . . Messineo is an amiable and entertaining storyteller who--much to her own surprise--has found a sort of bliss.--Richard Adams Carey, The Wall Street JournalA bright thread in the narrative is the sense of a social fabric binding the island at large and fishermen of every gender . . . lucid prose . . . sentences as natural as waves.--Philip Kopper, Washington Times"Eloquent . . . a remarkable book by a remarkable Vineyard bass fisherman . . . Janet Messineo's story is gripping; bright, funny, and illuminating. It has everything . . . more than a fish story, it's the story of a very remarkable human being, a person who refused to be shoehorned into a category society felt comfortable with and set out instead to create something truly unique--herself."--Rob Conery, Cape Cod Times "Tells it like it is . . . real . . . authentic . . . [Messineo is] a natural storyteller . . . She effortlessly conveys the tangible and intangible elements of surfcasting. Her descriptions of the relentless hope that renews with every cast and drives hard-core fishermen to stay out long after it's stopped being fun are recognizable to anyone who has fished and enlightening to anyone who has not . . . Vulnerability is rarely on display in the male-dominated surfcasting community. How fitting that after having to prove she belongs despite being a woman, it's perhaps because she is a woman that she was able to write a memoir that deserves a spot among the best books ever written about surfcasting."--Kevin Blinkoff, On the Water Magazine "Uniquely excellent . . . Sure, it's about fishing, but that's just one element in a memoir about [Messineo's] life inside and outside fishing . . . It's also a book about overcoming fear. In the early days, Messineo fished alone, often at night, standing in roiling surf in waterlogged waders, all she could afford then. She knew the dangers of the sea and the lives lost to wind and water on the Island. She conveys that feeling of experiencing the power of nature . . . Her book is full of fishing yarns, stories, quirks and superstitions, her own and others' . . . You can hear her voice on the page. If you don't know her, you'll want to . . . This is a great read if you fish, and an equally important book if you don't."--Jack Shea, Martha's Vineyard Times Terrific . . . affecting . . . categorizing this as a fishing book would be doing it a disservice. At its heart, this is a book about renewal. It will fill you with hope.--Steve Donoghue, The Vineyard GazetteA must-read . . . inspirational.--Booklist (starred review)How Janet Messineo, through sheer grit, managed to acquire her skills and gain acceptance into the boys' club of master fishermen on Martha's Vineyard reads like a fairytale in which a callow youth overcomes endless obstacles to realize a seemingly impossible dream. But be warned: Once you start reading this gripping and instructive saga, it's hard to put it down.--Lisa AltherDelightful . . . great insight into the existence of professional anglers and the insular culture of Martha's Vineyard . . . Messineo's captivating memoir brings a refreshing mix of vulnerability, accessibility, and joy to the fishing genre. --Publishers WeeklyA tackle box full of fishing tips, memories, histories, taxidermy, and even recipes from an angler who found focus and purpose for her life among her fellow fishermen on Martha's Vineyard . . . A chronicle of a life in fishing by an author who seems like good company. --Kirkus Reviews About the Author JANET MESSINEO is a former president of the Martha's Vineyard Surfcasters Association. She has written about fishing for many publications, including On the Water, Vineyard Style, and the Martha's Vineyard Times. She lives with her husband, Tristan Israel, in Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts.
Jungle (Movie Tie-In Edition) - by Yossi Ghinsberg (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 324Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Outdoor SkillsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Skyhorse PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Yossi GhinsbergLanguage: English About the Book "Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. When a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded with no equipment, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he behins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive." -- Book Synopsis The basis for the gripping motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, etc.), Jungle is a true story of friendship and danger and an Amazon adventure like few others Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi Ghinsberg is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of the wildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, or survival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruit to survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he loses all sense of direction, and as he begins to lose all hope, he wonders whether he will make it out of the jungle alive. Review Quotes "A powerful story of self-discovery, survival in the wold." --Los Angeles Times "A damn good read . . . it has the immediacy that puts the reader right there in the biting, clinging, rash-provoking jungle." --Lawrence Millman, author of Last Places "Simply breathtaking. Yossi's story of survival haunted me for weeks." --Bryce Courtenay, author of The Power of One "Told simply and yet with a novelist's eye for structure and drama, the story unfolds like a nightmare movie." --Sun Herald About the Author Yossi Ghinsberg is a bestselling author, business motivational speaker, and a riveting storyteller, who has worked with such organizations as BP, Citibank, Qantas, IBM, Hilton, BMW, Procter & Gamble, Fuji Xerox, Telstra, and Bayer. Ten years after almost losing his life in the Amazon, he returned to the site of his remarkable adventure and made it his home. Yossi was instrumental in the creation and construction of Chalalan, a model eco-tourism village that inspires the Amazon basin and the world to this day. He lives in Israel, Australia, and the United States. Greg Mclean is an Australian film director, writer, and producer, whose works include Jungle, Wolf Creek and Rogue.
Rich Rod Vs Graham: Six Years of America's Most Intense Rivalry - by Shane Dale (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 272Genre: Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: FootballFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Mascot BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Shane DaleLanguage: English About the Book Two separate, nationwide studies confirmed: Arizona vs. Arizona State is the most intense college football rivalry in the United States. One of those studies concluded that the "Duel in the Desert" is the most intense rivalry in the country, PERIOD. The on- and off-field history between these programs is unlike any other in America--and the Territorial Cup, given to the winner of the annual football game between the two schools, is the nation's oldest rivalry trophy. Under the leadership of head coaches Rich Rodriguez and Todd Graham, who coached side by side before becoming rivals, the bad blood between the schools was taken to a new level. Rich Rod vs. Graham is an in-depth, six-year case study of this rivalry from 2012-17. It explores the behind-the-scenes, never-before-told stories surrounding each game, as well as the unique relationship between the head coaches. Graham and Rodriguez, as well as their players and others with intimate access to the programs, relived the upsets, wild plays, come-from-behind wins, and raw emotion that defined this era of the Territorial Cup rivalry. Find out what sets Arizona vs. Arizona State apart from every other college rivalry in America!