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Title: 50 Hikes in Coastal and Inland Maine
ISBN: 9781581573572
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Authors: John Gibson
Pub. Date: 20160624
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Locals and visitors to Maine's beautiful coastline will find miles of satisfying hiking, with outings that range from short walks for families to all-day excursions for serious hikers. Each hike in this guide includes a topographic map, information on difficulty, mileage, and elevation, and a detailed description of the route. An overview chart at the beginning of the book describes the 50 hikes at a glance for easy trip planning.

Title: 50 Hikes in Kentucky
ISBN: 9781581573732
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Authors: Hiram Rogers
Pub. Date: 20170426
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This comprehensive guide is the essential companion to any traveler's journey into the verdant country-side of Kentucky. Take advantage of Hiram Rogers' robust experience when navigating Kentucky's rich natural attractions, from the Cumberland Gap through to the towering Black Mountain to the rockhouses and cascades of the Bark Camp Trail. Hikes are organized by distance, difficulty, and natural features—including waterfalls and arches—and paired with succinct but informative notes so you can choose the right trail for you and make the most of your journey. Take the knowledge of a proven hiking veteran with you as you explore all that Kentucky's nature has to offer. As with all the books in the 50 Hikes series, you'll find clear and concise directions, easy-to-follow maps, and expert tips for enjoying the most of what you want in a hike—whether it's stunning lake views, luminous moonrises, or sublime skyscapes framed by the crests of mountains.

Title: 50 Hikes in Northern New Mexico (Explorer's 50 Hikes)
ISBN: 9781581574104
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Authors: Kai Huschke
Pub. Date: 20170224
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This is your guide to more than 50 spectacular and sublime walks, hikes, and backpacking adventures accessing the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, contorted volcanic formations, and striated canyons. Move across the expansive Valle Grande; pierce the clouds on Wheeler Peak. Wade through a sea of wildflowers along subalpine lakes in the Pecos Wilderness. Walk with the ancients as you explore ruins left by American Indian, Hispanic, and Anglo inhabitants in places like Chaco Canyon and Bandelier National Monument.?As with all the books in the 50 Hikes series, you'll find clear and concise directions, easy-to-follow maps, and expert tips for enjoying what each hike has to offer—whether it's staggering views, rushing rapids, or deep canyons.

Title: 50 Hikes in South Carolina
ISBN: 9781581573473
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Authors: Johnny Molloy
Pub. Date: 20170130
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Hikes and walks from the mountains to the Lowcountry

Seasoned hiking author Johnny Molloy details 50 hikes of varied lengths and difficulties throughout verdant South Carolina, from the Chattooga River to the diverse terrain of the Midlands, including Congaree National Park, all the way to the Lowcountry, land of beaches and forgotten swamps and designated wildernesses. Specific emphasis is placed on the most scenic destinations and unique places that make the Palmetto State special. Each hike includes a helpful information section, trail map, trailhead directions, and stunning photographs, with intriguing commentary about the human or natural history along the way.

50 color photographs


Title: 50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains
ISBN: 9781682681329
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Authors: Johnny Molloy
Pub. Date: 20180112
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Lace up your boots and explore the majestic mountains of Georgia

Few hikers know this gem of a region as well as Johnny Molloy. He'll take you to waterfalls, overlooks, gigantic trees, historic sites, and primitive wilderness in significant spots such as Tallulah Gorge, Springer Mountain, and the Chattooga River. In a region with an incredible wealth of hiking options, Molloy outlines 50 of the most worthwhile trails, providing options for day, overnight, and multi-day hikes for explorers of every experience level. In this beautiful and fully updated third edition of 50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains, as with all the books in the 50 Hikes series, you’ll find clear and concise directions, easy-to-follow maps, and expert tips for enjoying every moment of your hike—whether you’re looking for sublime mountaintop views, peaceful walks through nature, or your next great challenge—all in a gorgeous, full-color design.
100 color photographs and 50 maps

Title: 50 Hikes in the Ozarks
ISBN: 9781682680131
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Authors: Johnny Molloy
Pub. Date: 20170519
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Witness the natural majesty of the Ozarks with this complete and thorough guide to America's most expansive and beautiful mountain ranges. Seasoned hiking expert Johnny Molloy maps out the best trails in the region, one for every level of hiker. Hikes include: Fort Smith State ParkMorgan MountainSpring Creek and Moccasin Spring Buffalo Wilderness As with all the books in the 50 Hikes series, you'll find clear and concise directions, easy-to-follow maps, and expert tips for enjoying what each hike has to offer—whether it's rejuvenating fresh water springs, scenic riverways, or serene glades.

Title: 50 Hikes in the Upper Hudson Valley (Explorer's 50 Hikes)
ISBN: 9781682680964
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Authors: Derek Dellinger
Pub. Date: 20180518
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Few regions of America offer a landscape as beautiful, varied, and easily accessible as the Hudson Valley. From the stunning fjords of the Hudson Highlands, one can see both the Manhattan skyline and the distant looming Catskills. The challenging rock scramble up Breakneck Ridge is one of the most popular hikes in all the Northeast, but nearby, a quiet ridge-walk to Bald Mountain offers solitude and equally stunning views.

In the Shawangunk Ridge, called on the Earth's "Last Great Places" by the Nature Conservancy, world-class hiking and climbing routes follow shining white conglomerate cliffs around the ridge's endless views.?In this beautiful, full-color first edition, you'll discover expert tips from an experienced author, clear and concise directions, and fascinating context about the surroundings to enrich your hiking experience. History buffs will find endless fascination in the myriad ruins and cultural landmarks that dot the Hudson Valley's woods.

From walks to rock scrambles, caves, gazebos, and majestic waterfalls, the Hudson Valley offers endless exploration.

Title: Approaching Ali
ISBN: 9781631491153
Format: BB
Authors: Davis Miller
Pub. Date: 20151229
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In 1988, then struggling writer Davis Miller drove to Muhammad Ali's mother's modest Louisville house, knocked on the door and introduced himself to his childhood idol. Nearly thirty years later, the two friends have an uncommon bond, the sort that can be fashioned only in serendipitous ways and fortified through shared experiences. Miller now draws from those remarkable moments to give us a beautifully written portrait of a great man physically devastated but spiritually young—playing tricks on unsuspecting guests, performing sleight of hand for any willing audience and walking ten miles each way to get an ice cream. Following in the tradition of writers such as Gay Talese and Nick Hornby, Miller gives us a series of extraordinary stories that coalesce to become a moving introduction to the human side of a boxing legend.

Title: Approaching Ali
ISBN: 9781631492235
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Authors: Davis Miller
Pub. Date: 20170104
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In 1988, then struggling writer Davis Miller drove to Muhammad Ali's mother's modest Louisville house, knocked on the door and introduced himself to his childhood idol. Nearly thirty years later, the two friends have an uncommon bond, the sort that can be fashioned only in serendipitous ways and fortified through shared experiences. Miller now draws from those remarkable moments to give us a beautifully written portrait of a great man physically devastated but spiritually young—playing tricks on unsuspecting guests, performing sleight of hand for any willing audience and walking ten miles each way to get an ice cream. Following in the tradition of writers such as Gay Talese and Nick Hornby, Miller gives us a series of extraordinary stories that coalesce to become a moving introduction to the human side of a boxing legend.

Title: Aussie Rules For Dummies
ISBN: 9780731405954
Format: BC
Authors: Jim Maine
Pub. Date: 20100108
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia
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Created especially for the Australian customer!

Facts, tips and stats for players, spectators and coaches!

Fully updated with all the latest rule changes and including expanded skills, coaching and training chapters, Aussie Rules For Dummies, 2nd Edition takes you from getting a grip on the basics to more advanced aspects of playing, watching and coaching Australia's national game. Packed with practical information and fascinating anecdotes, this is the simplest, clearest and most detailed guide to AFL available.

Discover how to:

  • Understand positions, umpires and scoring
  • Gear up correctly, and avoid and treat injuries
  • Improve your playing skills and coach effectively
  • Appreciate the clubs, competitions and awards

Title: Baseball For Dummies
ISBN: 9781118510544
Format: BC
Authors: Joe Morgan Richard Lally
Pub. Date: 20140214
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Play, watch, and understand America's favorite pastime

Baseball continues to be a popular game both as a spectator sport and as a pastime. Since the publication of Baseball For Dummies, 3rd Edition, baseball teams have changed, new MLB stadiums have been built, and rules have been updated. This updated 4th Edition brings you the latest information on the players, the places, and above all, the game.

Baseball For Dummies is for baseball fans at all levels, from players and coaches to spectators who love the game. Baseball Hall of Fame player Joe Morgan explains baseball with remarkable insight, using down-to-earth language so everyone from the casual observer to the die-hard fan can gain a fuller appreciation of the sport.

  • Improve your hitting, pitching, and fielding
  • Find a baseball team to play on, from Little League on up
  • Evaluate stats, players, and records
  • Coach baseball or umpire effectively
  • Get more out of a trip to the ballpark
  • The latest on baseball stats and sabermetrics

Complete with Morgan's personal lists of top-ten toughest pitchers, smartest players, and most strategic managers, Baseball For Dummies gives you all the inside tips, facts, and stats so you can have Major League fun!


Title: Basketball For Dummies
ISBN: 9781118073742
Format: BC
Authors: Richard Phelps
Pub. Date: 20110923
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The easy way to get the ins, outs, and intrigue on this beloved sport

The National Basketball Association (NBA), with 30 teams and an average attendance of more than 17,000 spectators per game, is the richest and most popular basketball league ? and arguably the most viewed American sport ? in the world. This new edition of Basketball For Dummies not only covers the rules and regulations of the NBA, but offers coverage on the WNBA, NCAA, and international basketball leagues.

Basketball For Dummies is a valuable resource to the many fans of this beloved sport, covering everything from players and personalities in the game to rules, regulations, and equipment. Completely updated with information and intrigue that's occurred in the sport since publication of the previous edition, Basketball For Dummies gets you up to speed on everything from NCAA Tournament brackets to college players en route to the NBA.

  • Coverage of the rules and regulations of the NBA
  • Interesting topics like LeBron the Phenom, ESPN'S influence on the NBA, and the UCONN women's basketball dynasty
  • Digger's take on John Wooden

Whether you're a basketball player or a courtside spectator, Basketball For Dummies is a slam-dunk of information and intrigue for anyone who loves the sport.


Title: Basketball For Dummies
ISBN: 9781740311359
Format: BC
Authors: Andrew Gaze Richard Phelps
Pub. Date: 20100108
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia
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Created especially for the Australian customer!

Your ticket to playing, coaching and following basketball

From the basics to the latest tips on playing, coaching, drills and techniques, this friendly reference offers you expert advice on the plays, strategies and moves on and off the court. Basketball For Dummies, Australian Edition, is geared for beginners, seasoned players and anyone wanting to enjoy this fantastic game.

Discover how to:

  • Understand the rules
  • Get into basketball shape
  • Play effective offence and defence
  • Improve your shooting
  • Enjoy the sport with your kids

Title: Be Expert with Map and Compass
ISBN: 9780470407653
Format: BC
Authors: Bjorn Kjellstrom Carina Kjellstrom Elgin
Pub. Date: 20091120
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The classic map and compass navigation guide-revised for the age of GPS

GPS devices are great, but they can break, get lost, or easily be hampered by weather conditions, making basic map and compass skills essential for anyone who spends time outdoors. This popular, easy-to-use orienteering handbook has been helping people find their way for more than fifty years. Now updated to include information on GPS as well as current Web sites, references, sources, and photographs, it remains the book of choice for professional outdoorsmen, novice orienteers, and outdoor organizations as well as teachers, scout leaders, recreational hikers, hunters, and others around the world.

Coverage includes understanding map symbols; traveling by map alone, by compass alone, or by map and compass together; finding bearings; sketching maps; and traveling in the wilderness.

  • Explains basic map and compass skills clearly
  • Fully updated edition, including information on GPS
  • Includes up-to-date Web site addresses, references, and sources
  • Features a fresh, rugged design
  • Ideal book for beginners

If you're looking to feel more comfortable in the wilderness, this updated guide is an indispensable reference.


Title: Betting on Horse Racing For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764578403
Format: BC
Authors: Richard Eng
Pub. Date: 20050318
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How to enjoy a day at the races-and bet to win!

The last two years have seen a record number of Americans tune in for climatic Triple Crown races featuring Smarty Jones and Funny Cide; in 2004, television viewership jumped a whopping 61 percent over the record set in 2003, and the Belmont Stakes race itself drew a record crowd of more than 120,000!

This easy-to-understand guide shows first-time visitors to the track how to enjoy the sport of horse racing-and make smart bets. It explains:
  • what goes on at the track
  • what to look for in horses and jockeys
  • how to read a racing form and do simple handicapping
  • how to manage betting funds and make wagers that stand a good chance of paying off.
Complete with coverage of off-track and online betting, it's just what anyone needs to play the ponies-and win!
Richard Eng (Las Vegas, NV) is a racing writer and handicapper for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a columnist for the Daily Racing Form, and the host of a horseracing radio program in Las Vegas. He was formerly a part of the ABC Sports team that covered the Triple Crown.

Title: Bicycling through Paradise
ISBN: 9781947602755
Format: BC
Authors: Kathleen Smythe Chris Hanlin
Pub. Date: 20210712

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Bicycling Through Paradise is a collection of twenty historically themed cycling tours broken into 10-mile segments centered around Cincinnati, Ohio. Written by two longtime cyclists—one a professor of history and one an architect—the book is an affectionate, intimate, and provocative reading of the local landscape and history from the perspectives of cycling and Cincinnati enthusiasts. Tours, navigated by Smythe and Hanlon, take cyclers past Native American sites, early settler homesteads, and locations made know through recent Ohio change-makers as navigated by the authors. With extensive details on routes and sites along the way, tours between 20 and 80 miles in length are designed for all levels of cyclists, and even the armchair explorer.

Riders and readers will visit towns called Edenton, Loveland, Felicity, and Utopia. Along the journey, they’ll encounter an abandoned Shaker village near the Whitewater Forest and a tiny dairy house called “Harmony Hill,” the oldest standing structure in Clermont County, Ohio. They’ll also take in the view from the top of a 2,000-year-old, 75-foot tall, conical Indian mound at Miamisburg. Riders can follow the Little Miami Scenic Trail and take a detour to a castle on the banks of the Little Miami River. Other sights include a full-scale replica of the tomb of Jesus in Northern Kentucky and the small pleasures of public parks, covered bridges, tree-lined streets, riverside travel, and one-room schoolhouses. And if all this isn’t exactly Paradise, well, it’s pretty close.


Title: Boatbuilding
ISBN: 9780393035544
Format: BB
Authors: Howard I. Chapelle
Pub. Date: 20100108
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The text covers all types of craft from flat-bottom rowboats to ocean cruisers and commercial vessels, and aids the builder in overcoming difficulties and discouraging delays resulting from the lack of easily available information on the practical side of boatbuilding. Boatbuilding gives detailed instructions, with many illustrations, on all phases of boatbuilding written out of actual boatbuilding practice and aids the builder in planning each job in its proper sequence in relation to those that follow. After a chapter discussing the choice of plans suitable for amateur work there are chapters on lofting, the backbone and setting up, flat-bottom hull construction, V-bottom hull construction, round-bottom hull construction, deck framing and building, special construction (plywood, strip planking, lap-strake, diagonal, ribband carvel, canvas), heavy construction, joiner-work, iron-work, and spar making. Each chapter is organized for easy and quick reference, and the book is completely indexed. An added feature is the inclusion of building plans for nineteen boats designed for this book and suitable for amateur building.

Title: Bowling For Dummies
ISBN: 9780470601594
Format: BC
Authors: A.J. Forrest Lisa Iannucci
Pub. Date: 20100618
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The fast and easy way to perfect your bowling game

Bowling is an inexpensive date, an affordable night out for the whole family, and a fun hangout activity for kids of all ages. Bowling For Dummies reveals the tips, tricks, and rules of play for this iconic American sport.

While not every player can hope to bowl 300, you can improve your average and show off for friends, family, and bowling league teammates. Bowling For Dummies provides easy-to-understand instructions for improving your bowling game. The expert tips and advice take you through every step of the game, from selecting the right shoes to the proper way to yell, "Strike!"

  • Packed with photos and line drawings
  • Step-by-step instructions and illustrations included for all techniques
  • Covers beginner through more advanced techniques

Whether you're a casual bowler or on a bowling league, the practical, friendly advice in Bowling For Dummies will have you itching to hit the lanes to try out your new skills.


Title: Catamaran Sailing
ISBN: 9780393318807
Format: BC
Authors: Phil Berman Bradford Scott
Pub. Date: 20100108
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Fast, inexpensive, versatile, and exciting, catamarans are one of America's most popular pleasure crafts. Here is a complete course in catamaran sailing for the beginner and the semi-experienced sailor who wants to become more skilled in the arts of tuning, handling, and racing cats. Included are sections on buying a cat, learning the basics, heavy weather sailing, racing tactics, surfing, and more. Includes a new chapter on how to use high-performance sails.
Title: Champions Way
ISBN: 9780393292619
Format: BB
Authors: Mike McIntire
Pub. Date: 20171009
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With little public debate or introspection, our institutions of higher learning have become hostages to the rapacious, smash-mouth entertainment conglomerate known, quaintly, as intercollegiate athletics. In Champions Way, New York Times investigative reporter Mike McIntire chronicles the rise of this growing scandal through the experience of the Florida State Seminoles, one of the most successful teams in NCAA history.

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his Times investigation of college sports, McIntire breaks new ground here, uncovering the workings of a system that enables athletes to violate academic standards and avoid criminal prosecution for actions ranging from shoplifting to drunk driving. At the heart of Champions Way is the untold story of a whistle-blower, Christie Suggs, and her wrenching struggle to hold a corrupt system to account. Together with shocking new details about prominent sports figures, including NFL quarterback Jameis Winston and former FSU coach Bobby Bowden, Champions Way shines a light on the ethical, moral, and legal compromises inherent in the making of a championship sports program.

Beyond the story of Florida State, McIntire takes readers on a journey through the history of college football, from its origins as a roughneck pastime coached by nineteenth-century professors to its current incarnation as a gold-plated behemoth that long ago outgrew its scholastic environs. Illuminated in rich and disturbing detail is the hidden financial ecosystem that nourishes hundred-million-dollar teams, from the hustlers who recruit players for schools and the athletic departments controlled by rich boosters to the universities whose academic mission and moral authority have been undermined. More than pointing out flaws, McIntire examines their causes and offers hope to those who would reform college sports.

Title: Club Soccer 101
ISBN: 9780393349306
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Authors: Luke Dempsey
Pub. Date: 20141013
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Written with verve from a passionate fan's perspective, Club Soccer 101 is the essential guide to the 101 most talked about football teams in the world—from renowned powerhouses like Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Boca Juniors, Liverpool, Manchester United, A.C. Milan and Real Madrid to rising teams like the Los Angeles Galaxy. The book features you-were-there stories of each team's greatest games, historic moments of glory and disappointment and most famous (and infamous) players—from Pel?, Maradona and George Best to Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney and Ronaldo. The book also includes statistics for both the casual and the die-hard fan. Club Soccer 101 is an authoritative, opinionated and fun-to-read guide to the world's favourite sport.

Title: Coach
ISBN: 9780393331134
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Authors: Michael Lewis
Pub. Date: 20100108
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"[Lewis] has such a gift for storytelling."
New York Times

There was a turning point in Michael Lewis's life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. "I didn't have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do."

The coach's message was not simply about winning, but about self-respect, sacrifice, courage, and endurance. In some ways, and even now, thirty years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him.


Title: Coach
ISBN: 9780393060911
Format: BB
Authors: Michael Lewis
Pub. Date: 20100108
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There are teachers with a rare ability to enter a child's mind; it's as if their ability to get there at all gives them the right to stay forever. There was a turning point in Michael Lewis's life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. "I didn't have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do." The coach's message was not simply about winning but about self-respect, sacrifice, courage, and endurance. In some ways, and now thirty years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him.
Title: Coaching Football For Dummies
ISBN: 9780471793311
Format: BC
Authors: The National Alliance of Youth Sports
Pub. Date: 20060623
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Few experiences are more rewarding than coaching a youth football team. Your journey through the season will be packed with moments that make you smile and that you and your players will remember for the rest of your lives. But what if you?ve never coached before?

No worries! Coaching Football For Dummies is the fun and easy way to tackle the basics of coaching youth football. This friendly guide shows you how to teach your players effectively, regardless of their age or skill level, and lead your team to victory?even if you?re a first-time coach. You?ll discover how to:

  • Develop a coaching philosophy
  • Teach football fundamentals
  • Encourage good sportsmanship
  • Improve your team?s skills
  • Ensure safety on the field
  • Communicate effectively with parents

Packed with valuable information on preparing your game plan before you even step on the field, this hands-on resource gives you expert guidance in building your coaching skills, from evaluating your players and running enjoyable, productive practices to working with all types of kids?uncoordinated, shy, highly talented?at once. You?ll find a variety of fun-filled drills for teaching everything from tackling and blocking to running and catching, as well as advanced drills to take your players? skills up a notch. You?ll also see how to:

  • Conduct a preseason parents? meeting?an often overlooked aspect of coaching
  • Gather the necessary gear and fit the equipment to your players
  • Raise the level of play on offense, defense, and special teams
  • Take steps to avoid injuries
  • Deal with discipline issues and problem parents
  • Make critical half-time adjustments
  • Transition to coaching an All-Star Team

Complete with tips for working with parents, keeping your players healthy, and leading your team effectively on game days, Coaching Football For Dummies is all you need?besides a whistle and a clipboard?to navigate your players through a safe, fun, rewarding season!


Title: Coaching Lacrosse For Dummies
ISBN: 9780470226995
Format: BC
Authors: National Alliance for Youth Sports
Pub. Date: 20080118
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Thinking about volunteering as a lacrosse coach? Even if you?ve never done it before, you can lead your team to a safe and exciting season. Coaching Lacrosse For Dummies shows you the fun and easy way to get the score on coaching youth lacrosse with loads of tips and plenty of offensive and defensive drills.

This friendly guide helps you grasp the basics and take charge on the field. You?ll get lots of expert advice on teaching essential skills to different age groups, determining positions for each player, promoting teamwork, keeping kids healthy and injury-free, helping struggling players improve their skills and encouraging your best players to make the most of their talents, and leading your team effectively during a game. Discover how to:

  • Recognize your behind-the-scenes responsibilities
  • Get a handle on rules and terms
  • Plan and execute practices
  • Teach basic lacrosse skills
  • Identify players? strengths and weaknesses
  • Juggle the dual roles of coach and parent
  • Develop a lacrosse coaching philosophy
  • Motivate all of your players
  • Make practice and skill-building fun
  • Understand the league your coaching
  • Make sure your team has all the right equipment
  • Take different approaches to coaching girls and boys
  • Assign players to positions
  • Motivate players on game day

It?s a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Make yourself the perfect somebody with a little help from Coaching Lacrosse For Dummies.


Title: Coaching Soccer For Dummies
ISBN: 9780471773818
Format: BC
Authors: National Alliance for Youth Sports
Pub. Date: 20060217
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Packed with drills and tips for practice and game days

The fun and easy way(r) to kick-start your soccer coaching skills

Volunteering as a youth soccer coach can be a great experience, both for you and your squad. But what if you've never coached before? Don't worry! This friendly guide explains soccer rules, shows you how to approach coaching, and gives you practical pointers on improving your team's soccer skills and encouraging good sportsmanship.

Discover how to

  • Understand soccer rules
  • Develop a coaching philosophy
  • Teach soccer fundamentals
  • Run great practices
  • Lead your team during a game
  • Communicate effectively with parents

Title: Coaching Volleyball For Dummies
ISBN: 9780470464694
Format: BC
Authors: The National Alliance For Youth Sports
Pub. Date: 20090522
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Your hands-on guide to coaching youth volleyball

Have you been asked to coach a youth volleyball team? This friendly, practical guide helps you grasp the basics and take charge on the court. You get expert advice on teaching key skills to different age groups, running safe and effective practices, helping struggling players, encouraging good sportsmanship, and leading your team with confidence during a match.

  • Lay the groundwork for a great season ? develop your coaching philosophy, run an effective preseason meeting, and get up to speed on the rules and terminology of the sport
  • Build your team ? size up the players, find roles for everyone to succeed in, and coach all different types of kids

  • Teach the basics of volleyball ? from serving and passing to setting, attacking, and blocking, instruct your players successfully in all the key elements

  • Raise the level of play ? teach more advanced offensive and defensive skills and keep your kids' interest in volleyball going strong

  • Make the moms and dads happy ? work with parents to ensure a successful and fun season

  • Score extra points ? keep your players healthy and injury free, resolve conflicts, and coach a volleyball club team

Open the book and find:

  • Clear explanations of the game's fundamentals
  • An assortment of the sport's best drills

  • The equipment your team needs

  • Player positions and their responsibilities

  • Tips for running fun-filled practices

  • Refinements for your coaching strategies

  • How to meet players' special needs

  • Ten ways to make the season memorable


Title: Continental Divide
ISBN: 9780393353761
Format: BC
Authors: Maurice Isserman
Pub. Date: 20170519
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In Continental Divide, a Banff Prize-winner tells the history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents. Maurice Isserman traces the evolving social, cultural and political roles mountains played in shaping the country.

Title: Cricket For Dummies
ISBN: 9781118480328
Format: BC
Authors: Julian Knight
Pub. Date: 20130419
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A complete guide to cricket for players and fans alike

Whether you're a budding player or aspiring armchair expert, Cricket For Dummies helps you get to grips with this fascinating sport. Completely revised and updated for the first back-to-back Ashes series in 38 years, this hands-on guide gives you clear explanations of the cricket's laws, step-by-step explanations of techniques and tactics, and exciting coverage of the tournaments, global rivalries, and great players.

  • Fully revised and updated to chronicle the rise of twenty20 cricket and the IPL, the implementation of DRS, and the changing face of the game
  • Covers cricket basics?the pitch, the laws, the equipment and more
  • Provides an in-depth look at cricket formats
  • Offers a guide to building cricket skills?bowling, batting, and fielding
  • Includes coverage of the best players and the biggest tournaments throughout the world

Complete with Top Ten Lists of the greatest cricketers, the most memorable cricket matches, and the biggest controversies, Cricket For Dummies is your one-stop resource on this popular sport.


Title: Cricket For Dummies®
ISBN: 9781740311731
Format: BC
Authors: Malcolm Conn Julian Knight
Pub. Date: 20100108
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia
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Created especially for the Australian customer!

Your guide to understanding all the complexities of the game

From the basic skills and drills to the latest techniques, with tips from experts Adam Gilchrist, Damien Fleming and Belinda Clark, this complete reference explains cricket in a way that players, fans, coaches and parents can quickly access and enjoy. Cricket For Dummies covers getting to grips with the basics, honing your batting, bowling, fielding and wicketkeeping skills, and coaching and watching cricket.

Discover how to:

  • Appreciate the many formats of the game
  • Talk tactics and captain a team
  • Climb the pyramid and reach your peak
  • Get match fit and train more effectively
  • Understand global rivalries and the big clashes

Title: Curling For Dummies
ISBN: 9781119691761
Format: BC
Authors: Bob Weeks
Pub. Date: 20200117
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada
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P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, you?re probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of Curling For Dummies (9780470838280). The book you see here shouldn?t be considered a new or updated product. But if you?re in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. We?re always writing about new topics!
Title: Esports For Dummies
ISBN: 9781119650591
Format: BC
Authors: Phill Alexander
Pub. Date: 20200331
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Discover the path to the big leagues

It's time to prove all those people who said “video games are a waste of time” wrong. Esports has rewarded top gamers with prize money, glory, and even college scholarships. Want to get in on the action?

This book puts you on the path to get your share of the growing world of esports. It helps you figure out the gear you need to be competitive, the games that drive esports, how to break into competitive play, and how to use online platforms to get attention. Written by the esports program director at the first Division I university to field an esports team, this book defines and demystifies the complex world of competitive video gaming.

  • Get the gear for your first esports battles
  • Gain recognition for your skills online or in tournaments
  • Discover the path to earning scholarships in esports
  • Build your online identity

Get the insider tips you need to make your name in the esports universe.


Title: Exercise Balls For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764556234
Format: BC
Authors: LaReine Chabut
Pub. Date: 20050422
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If you want to shape up or lose weight, get on the ball!

It?s inexpensive. It?s something you can do at home. It?s effective!

However, unless you have a personal trainer, using the exercise ball correctly to get maximum results can be tricky. That?s where Exercise Balls For Dummies comes in. You?ll discover how to turn an ordinary workout into a super workout that builds strength, increases flexibility, and sculpts a great-looking body. The book includes:

  • Step-by-step details on using exercise balls in your regular workout program
  • Tips on selecting and maintaining equipment
  • Illustrated exercises covering a complete muscle workout: shoulders and upper back; biceps, triceps, and forearms; chest abdominals and lower back; legs and hips: flexibility in general
  • Specific applications for Pilates, weight training, stretching, and aerobic exercise
  • Mat workout routines

Admitted couch potatoes can start at the beginning; fitness fanatics can jump right in and integrate the exercise ball into their routines. Exercise Balls For Dummies was written by LaReine Chabut, a fitness model, actress, and writer who owns a women?s workout spa and stars in workout videos. Of course, she makes it look easy!


Title: Fishing For Dummies
ISBN: 9781119685890
Format: BC
Authors: Greg Schwipps
Pub. Date: 20200918
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The complete fisherman’s friend  

The fully updated Fishing For Dummies, 3rd Edition, experienced angler and fishing writer Greg Schwipps shows that while none of us is born to angling, we can all achieve it—and become great at it. Whether you love fishing for fun or sport, this hands-on friendly guide has everything you need to make sure that there need never be such a thing as “the one that got away!”    

From trout to carp, catfish to bonefish, freshwater to saltwater, the easy-to-follow pictures and tips help you recognize and deal with what you’ll meet in the murky deep. You’ll also find out about the best times and the right spots to cast your line, as well as the right gear—which in these hi-tech days includes GPS, apps, and sonar!  

  • Gear up with the right rod and tackle 
  • Cast and bait effectively 
  • Gut and clean your catch  
  • Get hooked on new trends—kayak fishing!  

Whatever your line—a quiet afternoon at the local creek, or a punishing morning’s whitewater kayaking followed by fishing the lonesome wild—Fishing For Dummies has you covered. 

 


Title: Fishing For Dummies
ISBN: 9781742169842
Format: BC
Authors: Steve Starling
Pub. Date: 20100723
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia
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Created especially for Australian customer!

This book puts more fish on your line!

Want to dangle a line anywhere in Australia or New Zealand? On the way to becoming a successful angler, discover how to choose your tackle confidently, master rigs and knots, read your fishing environment, cast efficiently and take home more fish for the table ? all while

  • fishing with safety and sustainability in mind.
  • Find expert guidance ? absorb Steve Starling's insider knowledge of fishing to develop your angling skills
  • Build your fishing kit ? discover how to choose the right tackle for the right fish, competently and without waste
  • Increase your fishing knowledge ? take advantage of myriad tips about constructing effective rigs
  • Hone your craft ? match your bait to the fish, cast with ease and reel 'em in
  • Take on sustainability ? immerse yourself in the new age of fishing; catch only what you need
  • Prepare your catch ? improve your skills in all areas of fish preparation, from gutting to filleting with ease
  • Cook like a pro ? practise the art of simplicity in the kitchen to retain and release those wondrous fish flavours
  • Investigate ten top fishing spots ? take a trip to Steve Starling's top fishing spots in Australia and New Zealand

Open the book and find:

  • How to target Aussie/Kiwi saltwater and freshwater fish
  • Techniques to rig your gear likea pro
  • Pointers on selecting the best baits, lures and flies
  • Ways to tie reliable knots ? in all weathers and in the dark
  • Tips on casting all types of fishing tackle
  • The right way to release your fish
  • Ideas on how to contribute to fishing sustainability
  • A guide to your own style of angling: Jetty rat, estuary or ...

Title: Fly Fishing For Dummies
ISBN: 9781119685906
Format: BC
Authors: Peter Kaminsky
Pub. Date: 20201016
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Hook up with the fly-fishing guide that’s a keeper

Some say successful fly fishing requires supreme athleticism, a surgeon’s delicate touch, and the serene spirit of a Zen master. But forget the hype: The updated edition of Fly Fishing for Dummies shows that all you need to get the hang of this enjoyable sport are the right tools, a disciplined technique, and a positive attitude. Whether you’re an old salt or dipping your toes in for the first time, you’ll find everything you need to learn, improve, and keep your casting sharp and fresh!

Longtime fishing writer Peter Kaminsky wades right in, taking you from choosing a rod and tying flies all the way through to staying dry with the right wardrobe and cooking up a delicious catch. You’ll also find out how you can get by with just 20 flies, a half dozen casts, and three knots. And, if you want to plunge deeper into the sport, he suggests some bucket-list destination rivers and streams to keep you agreeably hooked and learning for life—proving that the father of fishing writers Izaak Walton was right when, three centuries ago, he said: “No life is so pleasant and happy as that of a well-governed angler.”

  • Study your quarry—from rainbow trout to fashionable “glamour” fish
  • Get the best rod, reel, and gear for success—including the smartest tech
  • Know where to fish (land or sea) and how to read the water
  • Follow visual examples to sharpen your casting

Whatever your fly-fishing aims or skill level, the proven advice and 150+ illustrations in this friendly guide are your path to a lifetime of happy and productive trips: Don’t let it be the one that got away!


Title: Forever on the Mountain
ISBN: 9780393331967
Format: BC
Authors: James M. Tabor
Pub. Date: 20100108
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Just as good as Into Thin Air.... A spellbinder.??Owen Sound Sun-Times

?The fairest, most comprehensive account of [this episode] we?re likely to see.... Tabor analyzes this debacle with the doggedness of an investigative reporter and the technical knowledge of an experienced climber.??Wall Street Journal

In 1967, seven young men, members of a twelve-man expedition led by twenty-four-year-old Joe Wilcox, were stranded on Alaska?s Mount McKinley in a vicious arctic storm. All seven perished on what remains the most tragic expedition in American climbing history. Revisiting the event in the tradition of Norman McLean?s Young Men and Fire, James M. Tabor uncovers elements of controversy, finger-pointing, and cover-up that combine to make this disaster unlike any other.


Title: Forever on the Mountain
ISBN: 9780393061741
Format: BB
Authors: James M. Tabor
Pub. Date: 20100108
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In July 1967, seven young men—members of Joe Wilcox's twelve-man expedition—died on Mt. McKinley, North America's highest peak.

Ten days passed with no rescue attempt, while more than half an expedition was stranded and dying at 20,000 feet during a vicious Arctic storm. The bodies were never recovered. And, for reasons that have remained cloudy, there was no proper official investigation of the catastrophe.

This book begins as a classic tale of men against nature, gambling—and losing—on one of the world's starkest and stormiest peaks. Reckoning by lives lost, it was history's third-worst mountaineering disaster when it occurred—but elements of finger pointing, incompetence, and cover-up make this disaster unlike any other. James M. Tabor draws on previously untapped sources: personal interviews with survivors and those involved in the aftermath, unpublished diaries and letters, and government documents. He consults not only mountaineers but also experts in disciplines including meteorology, forensics, and psychology. What results is the first full account of the tragedy that ended a golden age in mountaineering.
Maps; 8 pages of illustrations


Title: From Black Sox to Three-Peats
ISBN: 9780226036601
Format: BC
Authors:
Pub. Date: 20130821

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Bears, Bulls, Cubs, Sox, Blackhawks—there’s no city like Chicago when it comes to sports. Generation after generation, Chicagoans pass down their almost religious allegiances to teams, stadiums, and players and their never-say-die attitude, along with the stories of the city’s best (and worst) sports moments. And every one of those moments—every come-from-behind victory or crushing defeat—has been chronicled by Chicago’s unparalleled sportswriters.

In From Black Sox to Three-Peats, veteran Chicago sports columnist Ron Rapoportassembles one hundred of the best columns and articles from the Tribune, Sun-Times, Daily News, Defender, and other papers to tell the unforgettable story of a century of Chicago sports. From Ring Lardner to Rick Telander, Westbrook Pegler to Bob Verdi, Mike Royko to Hugh Fullerton , Melissa Isaacson to Brent Musburger, and on and on, this collection reminds us that Chicago sports fans have enjoyed a wealth of talent not just on the field, but in the press box as well. Through their stories we relive the betrayal of the Black Sox, the cocksure power of the ’85 Bears, the assassin’s efficiency of Jordan’s Bulls, the Blackhawks’ stunning reclamation of the Stanley Cup, the Cubs’ century of futility—all as seen in the moment, described and interpreted on the spot by some of the most talented columnists ever to grace a sports page.

Sports are the most ephemeral of news events: once you know the outcome, the drama is gone. But every once in a while, there are those games, those teams, those players that make it into something more—and great writers can transform those fleeting moments into lasting stories that become part of the very identity of a city. From Black Sox to Three-Peats is Chicago history at its most exciting and celebratory. No sports fan should be without it.

Title: Fundamentals of Building a Bamboo Fly-Rod
ISBN: 9781682680308
Format: BC
Authors: Bernard P. Elser George E. Maurer
Pub. Date: 20170407
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With Fundamentals of Building a Bamboo Fly-Rod, it is possible to create your own heirloom-quality bamboo fly rod. All that's needed is patience, a steady hand, and George E. Maurer and Bernard P. Elser's clear, detailed instructions.

Title: Fundamentals of Sailing, Cruising, and Racing
ISBN: 9780393038118
Format: BB
Authors: Steve Colgate
Pub. Date: 20100108
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Stephen Colgate, the founder and president of the Offshore Sailing School, removes the mystery of sailing and reduces the techniques to basic, simple principles. He instructs the reader on all matters from how sails work under various conditions to night sailing and piloting, tactical problems and heavy-weather racing, emergencies, safety, boat control, and all other fundamentals. This edition contains the latest technological advances in equipment, and the newest rules, regulations, and strategies that are critical to safe and pleasurable time on the water. The result is a superior resource that is an absolute must for all sailors.

Title: Gene Sarazen and Shell's Wonderful World of Golf
ISBN: 9781932202052
Format: BB
Authors: Al Barkow
Pub. Date: 20031015
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Behind-the-scenes story of this ground-breaking golf show from the birth of televised sports, as witnessed by the show's writer, Barkow, and host Sarazen's daughter. Includes 50 historical photos and 15 private letters to the legendary golfer Bobby Jones.
Title: Golf All-in-One For Dummies
ISBN: 9781118115046
Format: BC
Authors: The Experts at Dummies
Pub. Date: 20120217
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The fun way to get a grip on every aspect of golf

Golf is a popular spectator sport, but for those who play it's a great source of low impact cardiovascular, strength, and aerobic exercise. In addition, golf is by nature a social game that provides the opportunity to meet new people. Golf All-In-One For Dummies shows you not only how to get the most physical benefit from a round of golf, but also the tools you need to truly enjoy the game.

From perfecting your swing to avoiding injuries, the proven techniques presented in this book give you everything you need to have the time of your life every time you hit the links.

  • The basics of golf
  • Details on the latest golf equipment and technology
  • Tips on how to improve the short game, including putting, chipping, and getting out of tough spots
  • Rules and etiquette that every golfer needs to know
  • Plans for keeping fit and designing workouts to improve your game
  • Mental tricks and exercises to help you succeed
  • Tips on grips, stances, and swings
  • New tips from top players on how to improve your game
  • Great new courses, tournaments, players who have changed the game, and a review of golf's greatest moments

Whether you already have some golf experience or are completely new to the game, Golf All-In-One For Dummies will have you playing like a pro in no time.


Title: Golf For Dummies
ISBN: 9781119942382
Format: BC
Authors: Gary McCord
Pub. Date: 20120320
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (UK)
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The fun and easy way to get into the swing of things and take strokes off your game ? fast

Whether you're a total beginner or you've clocked a few hours on the links, Golf For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the only guide you need. Packed with expert tips and techniques for everything from mastering your grip, stance and swing to shaping up with golf-specific exercises, this updated and expanded edition of the international bestseller features new, step-by-step photos, tips for women players, seniors and lefties, and loads of fun golf history facts.

  • Learn your ABCs ? master the basics, from golf lingo and choosing your clubs, to who to play with and where

  • Watch your step ? get the lowdown on golf rules, how to keep score, and take a crash-course on gamesmanship and the do's and taboos of golf-course etiquette

  • Get into the swing ? delve into the art and science of the golf swing, including how to blast your way out of bunkers and how to develop an effective putting stroke

  • Tackle the tough shots ? finesse difficult shots like a pro and deal with bad weather and bad luck with grace and skill

  • Fine-tune your play ? zero in on common faults and bad habits and learn time-tested techniques for easily fixing them once and for all

  • To school or not to school ? decide whether formal lessons are right for you and find out how to select a great teacher

'If you've ever wanted to know more about golf or improve your game then this is your guide' ? The Fairway, from a review of the 1st edition

'Does exactly what it says on the tin!' ? Today's Golfer, from a review of the 1st edition

Open the book and find:

  • Tips on choosing golf balls and clubs

  • Exercises for getting and staying in golf shape

  • How to develop your own swing

  • Putting, chipping and pitching

  • Mastering grip, stance and swing

  • Simple fixes for common faults

  • Golf rules and etiquette

  • Advice on taking advantage of high-tech equipment

  • Where to play in the UK and Europe

Learn to:

  • Master your grip, stance and swing

  • Improve your game with tips from the pros

  • Overcome the game's mental challenges with tricks and exercises


Title: Golf For Dummies
ISBN: 9780470882795
Format: BC
Authors: Gary McCord
Pub. Date: 20110211
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The fun and easy way to get a grip on golf

Golf For Dummies, 4th Edition, gives you all the latest information on the game, including updated expert advice on everything from improving fundamentals to mastering the game's mental aspects. With advice from professional Gary McCord, this expert guide gives you easy to follow instructions for hitting the ball farther and straighter, and hints on how to shave strokes off your game.

  • Updated instructions on grips, stances, and swings
  • The most current stars and best courses
  • New tips from top players on how to improve your game
  • Details on the latest golf equipment and technology

Playing golf is fun-playing better is even more fun. With a little help from Golf For Dummies, 4th Edition, you'll have the time of your life whenever you hit the links.


Title: Golf Rules and Etiquette For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764553332
Format: BC
Authors: John Steinbreder
Pub. Date: 20010308
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How to stick to the rules -- and avoid the traps of the game

Filled with tips and anecdotes from the pros plus the 34 rules of golf, this ideal companion to the top-selling Golf For Dummies, 2nd Edition includes:

  • Expert advice on the do's and don'ts of golf etiquette -- from dress code to betting on the game
  • Advice on how to survive a business golf outing -- plus tips on behavior as both a spectator and a player
  • The inside scoop on proper etiquette, from replacing divots to using your cell phone

Title: In the Name of the Father
ISBN: 9781631493096
Format: BB
Authors: Mark Ribowsky
Pub. Date: 20180907
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No family in the history of American sports has ascended to the storybook level of greatness and royal succession quite like the Mannings. Although the fa?ade has occasionally cracked—murmurs of locker-room scandal, flashes of fraternal jealousy—this talented trio of quarterbacks is enshrined in American culture, epitomizing once-proud but dying nostrums of Southern Christian manhood. With remarkable nuance, "outstanding biographer" (Dallas Morning News) Mark Ribowsky traces their roots from red-clay Mississippi. From patriarch Archie's heyday at Ole Miss, with its complicated history, to the rise of his Super Bowl champion sons Peyton and Eli, a complex new cultural reality emerges. Drawing on dozens of new interviews, Ribowsky shows that the path to football immortality has not always been smooth, nor completely glorious. The result is a distinctly American saga of a flawed lineage that forever changed the game.

Title: Kayaking The Inside Passage
ISBN: 9781682682951
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Authors: Robert H. Miller
Pub. Date: 20190107
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The Inside Passage is something of a holy grail for contemporary sea kayakers. It is without question the most scenic and challenging paddling trip in North America. Revised with route updates, map improvements, and stunning color photography, Kayaking the Inside Passage will aid kayakers in planning paddling trips on the rugged Pacific artery that runs along the western edge of North America.

Robert Miller has traversed these waters for decades and created this inimitable guide to kayaking the entire 1,300 mile length of the Inside Passage along one select route with some alternate variations. No other paddling guide covers the entire length of the Inside Passage. Miller includes complete historical and natural background, along with proficiency and equipment recommendations. Paddlers will get the most out of their experience with the advice and hard won insight of a seasoned veteran.

Title: Kettlebells For Dummies
ISBN: 9780470599297
Format: BC
Authors: Sarah Lurie
Pub. Date: 20100604
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The way to a full-body workout with amazing results by mastering kettlebells

Have you heard the buzz about the all-in-one strength and cardio workout that works every muscle in the body at once? There's a reason why professional athletes and A-list celebrities are joining the Kettlebells revolution-and now you can, too!

With numerous step-by-step photos throughout, Kettlebells For Dummies gives you everything you need to use kettlebells to safely improve strength, endurance, flexibility, joint durability, agility, mobility, athletic movement, and proper body alignment. Whether you're in your teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, 60s and beyond, you'll discover how this fast-growing fitness phenomenon can boost your metabolism and help you lose weight by mastering numerous kettlebell exercises.

  • One of the most effective workouts for burning fat, building lean muscle, and achieving core strength
  • One-hour workout can burn as much as 1,000 calories
  • Named one of the most popular fitness trends in 2009

Whether you're a self-proclaimed gym rat or have never lifted a weight, Kettlebells For Dummies shows you that it's easy to use kettlebells to achieve a full-body workout that yields amazing results.


Title: King of the Court
ISBN: 9780520269798
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Authors: Aram Goudsouzian
Pub. Date: 20100501

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Bill Russell was not the first African American to play professional basketball, but he was its first black superstar. From the moment he stepped onto the court of the Boston Garden in 1956, Russell began to transform the sport in a fundamental way, making him, more than any of his contemporaries, the Jackie Robinson of basketball. In King of the Court, Aram Goudsouzian provides a vivid and engrossing chronicle of the life and career of this brilliant champion and courageous racial pioneer. Russell's leaping, wide-ranging defense altered the game's texture. His teams provided models of racial integration in the 1950s and 1960s, and, in 1966, he became the first black coach of any major professional team sport. Yet, like no athlete before him, Russell challenged the politics of sport. Instead of displaying appreciative deference, he decried racist institutions, embraced his African roots, and challenged the nonviolent tenets of the civil rights movement. This beautifully written book?sophisticated, nuanced, and insightful?reveals a singular individual who expressed the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. while echoing the warnings of Malcolm X.

Title: Lacrosse For Dummies
ISBN: 9780470738559
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Authors: Jim Hinkson Joe Lombardi
Pub. Date: 20100315
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The ultimate guide for fans and players of this rapidly growing sport!

Lacrosse For Dummies
is the ultimate guide for fans and players of this rapidly growing sport alike. The book offers everything the beginning player needs to know, from the necessary equipment to the basic rules of the game, with explanations of the women's game and the indoor game, too. It also offers a wealth of information for the experienced player, including winning offensive and defensive strategies, along with skill-building exercises and drills. Finally, there's information on how armchair lacrosse players can get their fix of the sport on television, online, on in print.

Title: Limits of the Known
ISBN: 9780393356595
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Authors: David Roberts
Pub. Date: 20190329
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A celebrated mountaineer and author searches for meaning in great adventures and explorations, past and present.

David Roberts, "veteran mountain climber and chronicler of adventures" (Washington Post), has spent his career documenting voyages to the most extreme landscapes on earth. In Limits of the Known, he reflects on humanity’s—and his own—relationship to extreme risk. Part memoir and part history, this book tries to make sense of why so many have committed their lives to the desperate pursuit of adventure.

In the wake of his diagnosis with throat cancer, Roberts seeks answers with sharp new urgency. He explores his own lifelong commitment to adventuring, as well as the cultural contributions of explorers throughout history: What specific forms of courage and commitment did it take for Fridtjof Nansen to survive an eighteen-month journey from a record "farthest north" with no supplies and a single rifle during his polar expedition of 1893–96? What compelled Eric Shipton to return, five times, to the ridges of Mt. Everest, plotting the mountain’s most treacherous territory years before Hillary and Tenzing’s famous ascent? What drove Bill Stone to dive 3,000 feet underground into North America’s deepest cave?

What motivates the explorers we most admire, who are willing to embark on perilous journeys and push the limits of the human body? And what is the future of adventure in a world we have mapped and trodden from end to end?


Title: Limits of the Known
ISBN: 9780393609868
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Authors: David Roberts
Pub. Date: 20180323
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In a book that is part memoir and part history, David Roberts looks back at his personal relationship to extreme risk and tries to make sense of why so many have committed their lives to the desperate pursuit of adventure.

In the wake of his diagnosis with throat cancer, Roberts seeks the answer with sharp new urgency. He explores his own lifelong commitment to adventuring, as well as the cultural contributions of explorers throughout history. He looks at what it meant in 1911 for Amundsen to reach the South Pole or in 1953 for Hillary and Norgay to summit the highest point on earth. And he asks what the future of adventure is in a world we have mapped and trodden all the way to the most remote corners of the wilderness.

Title: Martial Arts For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764553585
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Authors: Jennifer Lawler
Pub. Date: 20021115
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There?s plenty of good reasons that millions of people around the world study martial arts.  Besides the fact  you can get a great workout when you study a martial art, you may also experience a rewarding balance between your mind, body, and spirit that you just won?t  find anywhere else.  Plus, it can be a lot of fun!

No matter what shape you?re in, martial arts is a great way to drop extra pounds, learn to defend yourself, and develop personal and physical discipline. Whether you?re already studying a style of fighting or you?re just considering it, you?ll find everything you need to know in this helpful, friendly guide (including which movies to check out!).

The book breaks down the differences and presents the basics of each style of fighting, so you can make an informed choice about which style you want to study. You?ll also find out what makes for a good instructor, so you can be sure that you?re learning from the best. And there?s much more.  You?ll find out:

  • What martial arts is and is not
  • Five resolutions you must accept
  • Understanding the role of the instructor
  • How to set goals for yourself
  • All about the proper clothes, shoes, and equipment
  • How to prevent injuries
  • The philosophy of self defense
  • All about competing in tournaments
  • About Meditation and breathing techniques
  • The lowdown on weapons

There?s also a helpful glossary of foreign-language terminology that you?ll frequently encounter in the dojo ?  that?s the training hall ? so you?ll always be prepared. Whether you?re looking for a new way to get in shape, or a new way to sharpen your mind, Martial Arts For Dummies is all you need to get started in Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, or any other style!


Title: Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout
ISBN: 9780881506723
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Authors: Bob Linsenman Kelly Galloup
Pub. Date: 20100108
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Streamers are the most effective of all fly patterns for the seduction of large trout, because they imitate the look and behavior of the smaller fish these trophies feed on. Sooner or later, every angler seeking the thrill of landing a trout over 20 inches—dream fish for most—will need to understand the particular art of streamer fishing.

Included in this guide: new information on the feeding behavior of large trout and what it means for the angler; detailed, illustrated casting and fishing techniques for a variety of conditions; advice on netting and releasing trout safely, as well as photographing them; color photographs of new and classic patterns, with complete tying recipes; and more.

Title: Moneyball
ISBN: 9780393324815
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Authors: Michael Lewis
Pub. Date: 20100108
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Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manger, Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts, Michael Lewis has written not only "the single most influential baseball book ever" (Rob Neyer, Slate) but also what "may be the best book ever written on business" (Weekly Standard).

"I wrote this book because I fell in love with a story. The story concerned a small group of undervalued professional baseball players and executives, many of whom had been rejected as unfit for the big leagues, who had turned themselves into one of the most successful franchises in Major League Baseball. But the idea for the book came well before I had good reason to write it—before I had a story to fall in love with. It began, really, with an innocent question: how did one of the poorest teams in baseball, the Oakland Athletics, win so many games?"

With these words Michael Lewis launches us into the funniest, smartest, and most contrarian book since, well, since Liar's Poker. Moneyball is a quest for something as elusive as the Holy Grail, something that money apparently can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The logical places to look would be the front offices of major league teams, and the dugouts, perhaps even in the minds of the players themselves. Lewis mines all these possibilities—his intimate and original portraits of big league ballplayers are alone worth the price of admission—but the real jackpot is a cache of numbers—numbers!—collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers and physics professors.

What these geek numbers show—no, prove—is that the traditional yardsticks of success for players and teams are fatally flawed. Even the box score misleads us by ignoring the crucial importance of the humble base-on-balls. This information has been around for years, and nobody inside Major League Baseball paid it any mind. And then came Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland Athletics.

Billy paid attention to those numbers—with the second lowest payroll in baseball at his disposal he had to—and this book records his astonishing experiment in finding and fielding a team that nobody else wanted. Moneyball is a roller coaster ride: before the 2002 season opens, Oakland must relinquish its three most prominent (and expensive) players, is written off by just about everyone, and then comes roaring back to challenge the American League record for consecutive wins.

In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis shows us how and why the new baseball knowledge works. He also sets up a sly and hilarious morality tale: Big Money, like Goliath, is always supposed to win...how can we not cheer for David?


Title: Nice Guys Finish Last
ISBN: 9780226173887
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Authors: Leo Durocher Ed Linn
Pub. Date: 20090908

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“I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?”

The history of baseball is rife with colorful characters. But for sheer cantankerousness, fighting moxie, and will to win, very few have come close to Leo “the Lip” Durocher. Following a five-decade career as a player and manager for baseball’s most storied franchises, Durocher teamed up with veteran sportswriter Ed Linn to tell the story of his life in the game. The resulting book, Nice Guys Finish Last, is baseball at its best, brimming with personality and full of all the fights and feuds, triumphs and tricks that made Durocher such a success—and an outsized celebrity.

Durocher began his career inauspiciously, riding the bench for the powerhouse 1928 Yankees and hitting so poorly that Babe Ruth nicknamed him “the All-American Out.” But soon Durocher hit his stride: traded to St. Louis, he found his headlong play and never-say-die attitude a perfect fit with the rambunctious “Gashouse Gang” Cardinals. In 1939, he was named player-manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers—and almost instantly transformed the underachieving Bums into perennial contenders. He went on to manage the New York Giants, sharing the glory of one of the most famous moments in baseball history, Bobby Thomson’s “shot heard ’round the world,” which won the Giants the 1951 pennant. Durocher would later learn how it felt to be on the other side of such an unforgettable moment, as his 1969 Cubs, after holding first place for 105 days, blew a seemingly insurmountable 8-1/2-game lead to the Miracle Mets.

All the while, Durocher made as much noise off the field as on it. His perpetual feuds with players, owners, and league officials—not to mention his public associations with gamblers, riffraff, and Hollywood stars like George Raft and Larraine Day—kept his name in the headlines and spread his fame far beyond the confines of the diamond.

A no-holds-barred account of a singular figure, Nice Guys Finish Last brings the personalities and play-by-play of baseball’s greatest era to vivid life, earning a place on every baseball fan’s bookshelf.


Title: Outside in the Interior
ISBN: 9781602232808
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Authors: Kyle Joly
Pub. Date: 20160415

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With its breathtaking vistas and countless acres of unmarked wilderness, Alaska has long attracted those who are looking for a bit of adventure in their vacations—from visitors who want to climb rugged peaks to those content to push a stroller down a paved trail. Filled with maps and photos, Outside in the Interior is the perfect guidebook for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels of ability. It presents detailed information about trails throughout Interior Alaska, including round-trip distance, estimated hiking duration and difficulty, elevation, seasonal variations, and tips on what wildlife and other sights hikers are likely to observe along the way. Features on trail etiquette, safety, and the environment round out the volume, making this fully up-to-date new edition of Outside in the Interior an invaluable companion to any trip to America’s largest state.

Title: Peak Pursuits
ISBN: 9780300231946
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Authors: Caroline Schaumann
Pub. Date: 20200825

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An interdisciplinary cultural history of exploration and mountaineering in the nineteenth century

European forays to mountain summits began in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries with the search for plants and minerals and the study of geology and glaciers. Yet scientists were soon captivated by the enterprise of climbing itself, enthralled with the views and the prospect of “conquering” alpine summits. Inspired by Romantic notions of nature, early mountaineers idealized their endeavors as sublime experiences, all the while deliberately measuring what they saw. As increased leisure time and advances in infrastructure and equipment opened up once formidable mountain regions to those seeking adventure and sport, new models of masculinity emerged that were fraught with tensions. This book examines how written and artistic depictions of nineteenth-century exploration and mountaineering in the Andes, the Alps, and the Sierra Nevada shaped cultural understandings of nature and wilderness in the Anthropocene.

Title: Pool and Billiards For Dummies
ISBN: 9780470565537
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Authors: Nicholas Leider
Pub. Date: 20100219
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Practical, step-by-step tips for players of all levels

From Snooker to Carom to good-old-fashioned 8- or 9-Ball, Pool & Billiards For Dummies reveals the tips, tricks, and rules of play, covering the variety of the ever-popular games that make up pool and billiards. This hands-on guide discusses everything from the rules and strategies of the games to how to set up a pool room to choosing the right equipment, and is accompanied by dozens of photos and line drawings.

  • See how hard to hit the cue ball and where to hit it, the angle to hold the cue stick and how much chalk to use, how to use a bridge, and how to put spin on the ball
  • Includes advanced pool techniques and trick shots for the seasoned pool sharp

With Pool & Billiards For Dummies, even a novice can play like a champion!


Title: Race, Culture, and the Revolt of the Black Athlete
ISBN: 9780226318561
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Authors: Douglas Hartmann
Pub. Date: 20040101

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Ever since 1968 a single iconic image of race in American sport has remained indelibly etched on our collective memory: sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos accepting medals at the Mexico City Olympics with their black-gloved fists raised and heads bowed. But what inspired their protest? What happened after they stepped down from the podium? And how did their gesture impact racial inequalities?

Drawing on extensive archival research and newly gathered oral histories, Douglas Hartmann sets out to answer these questions, reconsidering this pivotal event in the history of American sport. He places Smith and Carlos within the broader context of the civil rights movement and the controversial revolt of the black athlete. Although the movement drew widespread criticism, it also led to fundamental reforms in the organizational structure of American amateur athletics. Moving from historical narrative to cultural analysis, Hartmann explores what we can learn about the complex relations between race and sport in contemporary America from this episode and its aftermath.

Title: Running a Marathon For Dummies
ISBN: 9781118343081
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Authors: Jason Karp
Pub. Date: 20121026
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Get ready to run the race of your life

Marathons in the U.S. have seen record increases in participation during the past few years. Running a Marathon For Dummies helps aspiring marathon runners prepare to successfully complete their first race, and shows experienced runners how to take their game to the next level.

Running a Marathon For Dummies gives you exercises, programs, and tips to improve your running stamina, speed, and overall health. It takes you from sitting on the couch through running your first 26.2 mile marathon?and beyond. For seasoned runners, Running a Marathon For Dummies offers tips and advice for how to continue improving performance through drills, exercises, and other techniques.

  • Provides a timed training promise for runners of all skill levels, from non-runners, first marathoners, and mid-race runners to more experienced runners
  • Includes information on how running increases heart strength, keeps illnesses away, keeps arteries clear, and improves a person's mood
  • Gives you drills, exercises, and techniques to improve your endurance

Whether you're a couch potato or a regularly hit the asphalt, Running a Marathon For Dummies gives you everything you need to run the race of your life.


Title: Sailing For Dummies
ISBN: 9780731406449
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Authors: J. J. Isler Peter Isler Tony Hollins
Pub. Date: 20100108
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia
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Go sailing in a dinghy, a yacht or try windsurfing

Want to sail into the sunset but don't know port from starboard? Don't worry! Sailing For Dummies, Australian and New Zealand Edition, covers the latest on boats, gear and racing. This hands-on guide helps you chart a course to sailing success, from getting familiar with nautical terms and seamanship basics to setting sail, navigating, docking and anchoring -- even riding out a storm.

Discover how to:

  • Get your feet wet at a sailing school
  • Launch a boat and manoeuvre under sail
  • Navigate, anchor and dock
  • Charter a boat or go racing
  • Choose and care for a boat

Title: Selling the Yellow Jersey
ISBN: 9780226206530
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Authors: Eric Reed
Pub. Date: 20150107

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Yellow Livestrong wristbands were taken off across America in early 2013 when Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey that he had doped during the seven Tour de France races he won.  But the foreign cycling world, which always viewed Armstrong with suspicion, had already moved on. The bellwether events of the year were Chris Froome’s victory in the Tour and the ousting of Pat McQuaid as director of the Union Cycliste Internationale. Even without Armstrong, the Tour will roll on— its gigantic entourage includes more than 200 racers, 450 journalists, 260 cameramen, 2,400 support vehicles carrying 4,500 people, and a seven-mile-long publicity caravan. It remains one of the most-watched annual sporting events on television and a global commercial juggernaut.

In Selling the Yellow Jersey, Eric Reed examines the Tour’s development in France as well as the event’s global athletic, cultural, and commercial influences. The race is the crown jewel of French cycling, and at first the newspapers that owned the Tour were loath to open up their monopoly on coverage to state-owned television. However, the opportunity for huge payoffs prevailed, and France tapped into global networks of spectatorship, media, business, athletes, and exchanges of expertise and personnel. In the process, the Tour helped endow world cycling with a particularly French character, culture, and structure, while providing proof that globalization was not merely a form of Americanization, imposed on a victimized world. Selling the Yellow Jersey explores the behind-the-scenes growth of the Tour, while simultaneously chronicling France’s role as a dynamic force in the global arena.

Title: Skiing into Modernity
ISBN: 9780520284289
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Authors: Andrew Denning
Pub. Date: 20141126

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Skiing into Modernity is the story of how skiing moved from Europe's Scandinavian periphery to the mountains of central Europe, where it came to define the modern Alps and set the standard for skiing across the world.

Denning offers a fresh, sophisticated, and engaging cultural and environmental history of skiing that alters our understanding of the sport and reveals how leisure practices evolve in unison with our changing relationship to nature. Denning probes the modernist self-definition of Alpine skiers and the sport's historical appeal for individuals who sought to escape city strictures while achieving mastery of mountain environments through technology and speed?two central features distinguishing early twentieth-century cultures.

Skiing into Modernity surpasses existing literature on the history of skiing to explore intersections between work, tourism, leisure, development, environmental destruction, urbanism, and more.

Title: Soccer For Dummies
ISBN: 9781118510667
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Authors: Thomas Dunmore Scott Murray
Pub. Date: 20130222
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Learn to:

  • Get a handle on soccer rules and regulations
  • Grasp the basic moves and plays
  • Improve dribbling, passing, and other skills
  • Appreciate this popular pastime

Learn the basics, improve your game knowledge, and reach your soccer playing goals

Do you get a kick out of soccer? Whether you're a youth league player, a soccer parent, or a World Cup fan, here at last is the book you've been waiting for. Now updated with the latest history, stats, and rules of this popular sport, Soccer For Dummies is the ultimate guide to the greatest and most popular sport on the planet.

  • Kick off ? get a beginner's history of soccer, from its early days in China to the modern game that's showcased in stadiums and played on soccer fields all across the globe
  • Get to the nitty-gritty ? discover the rules of the game, what each player on the field is expected to do, the tactics they employ, and the skills they need to play
  • The biggest sport in the world ? explore everything about the professional game of soccer, from the biggest show on earth ? the FIFA World Cup ? to other international tournaments such as the European Championships, Copa America, and the CONCACAF Gold Cup
  • For fans ? find out what you can expect at a professional soccer game, as well as the lowdown on where you can find soccer on television, online, in newspapers, magazines, books, movies, and on DVDs

Open the book and find:

  • How soccer is played (and scored)
  • Tips on coaching, how to keep fit, and how to play "the beautiful game"
  • An in-depth look at women's soccer
  • How club soccer is organized across the world
  • Important international and club teams
  • Fun soccer facts and interesting tidbits
  • A look at the game's most fascinating players

Title: Sports Analytics
ISBN: 9780231162920
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Authors: Benjamin Alamar
Pub. Date: 20130806

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Benjamin C. Alamar founded the first journal dedicated to sports statistics, the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports. He developed and teaches a class on sports analytics for managers at the University of San Francisco and has published numerous cutting-edge studies on strategy and player evaluation. Today, he cochairs the sports statistics section of the International Statistics Institute and consults with several professional teams and businesses in sports analytics.

There isn't a better representative of this emerging field to show diverse organizations how to implement analytics into their decision-making strategies, especially as analytic tools grow increasingly complex. Alamar provides a clear, easily digestible survey of the practice and a detailed understanding of analytics' vast possibilities. He explains how to evaluate different programs and put them to use. Using concrete examples from professional sports teams and case studies demonstrating the use and value of analytics in the field, Alamar designs a roadmap for managers, general managers, and other professionals as they build their own programs and teach their approach to others.

Title: Sports Betting For Dummies
ISBN: 9781119654384
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Authors: Swain Scheps
Pub. Date: 20200629
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The sports gambling book you can bet on 

Sports betting combines America's national pastime (sports) with its national passion (gambling). In the U.S., more than a third of the population bets on at least one sporting event every year. With the recent lifting of the federal ban on sports gambling, states are pushing legislation to take advantage of the new potential source of revenue. 

The best sports betting books are data driven, statistically honest, and offer ways to take action. Sports Betting For Dummies will cover the basics, as well as delving into more nuanced topics. You’ll find all the need-to-know information on types of bets, statistics, handicapping fundamentals, and more.

  • Betting on football, basketball, baseball, and other sports 
  • Betting on special events, such as the Superbowl or the Olympics 
  • Money management
  • Betting on the internet

With handy tips, tricks, and tools, Sports Betting For Dummies shows you how to place the right bet at the right time—to get the right payoff.


Title: Sports Psychology For Dummies
ISBN: 9780470676592
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Authors: Leif H. Smith Todd M. Kays
Pub. Date: 20100823
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada
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Acquiring the winning edge in sports-the mental edge

Mental conditioning is now seen by many to be as critical to sports success as physical conditioning. And for parents eager to ensure their children have a winning edge-as well as a future college scholarship-nothing could be more critical to success. This book offers readers a comprehensive program to gain that winning edge, providing training tips and techniques along with helpful advice to keep in mind while competing. With practical advice on how to strengthen concentration (and when you shouldn't concentrate), talk yourself into winning, and develop routines that will lead to consistent improvement, the book's full personalized program will help any athlete gain over time the winning edge in any sport

  • With tips on how to regulate your energy to avoid exhaustion; and how to enhance your team's chemistry through sports psychology
  • Loaded with real-world examples from amateur and professional sports of all kinds

Applicable to not only sports-but business as well-Sports Psychology For Dummies will enhance any competitor's motivation, focus, and will to win, when facing life's toughest challenges.


Title: Striking Beauty
ISBN: 9780231172721
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Authors: Barry Allen
Pub. Date: 20150804

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The first book to focus on the intersection of Western philosophy and the Asian martial arts, Striking Beauty comparatively studies the historical and philosophical traditions of martial arts practice and their ethical value in the modern world. Expanding Western philosophy's global outlook, the book forces a theoretical reckoning with the concerns of Chinese philosophy and the aesthetic and technical dimensions of martial arts practice.

Striking Beauty explains the relationship between Asian martial arts and the Chinese philosophical traditions of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism, in addition to Sunzi's Art of War. It connects martial arts practice to the Western concepts of mind-body dualism and materialism, sports aesthetics, and the ethics of violence. The work ameliorates Western philosophy's hostility toward the body, emphasizing the pleasure of watching and engaging in martial arts, along with their beauty and the ethical problem of their violence.

Title: The Bittersweet Science
ISBN: 9780226346205
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Pub. Date: 20170428

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Weighing in with a balance of the visceral and the cerebral, boxing has attracted writers for millennia. Yet few of the writers drawn to it have truly known the sport—and most have never been in the ring. Moving beyond the typical sentimentality, romanticism, or cynicism common to writing on boxing, The Bittersweet Science is a collection of essays about boxing by contributors who are not only skilled writers but also have extensive firsthand experience at ringside and in the gym, the corner, and the ring itself.

Editors Carlo Rotella and Michael Ezra have assembled a roster of fresh voices, ones that expand our understanding of the sport’s primal appeal. The contributors to The Bittersweet Science—journalists, fiction writers, fight people, and more—explore the fight world's many aspects, considering boxing as both craft and business, art form and subculture. From manager Charles Farrell’s unsentimental defense of fixing fights to former Golden Glover Sarah Deming’s complex profile of young Olympian Claressa Shields, this collection takes us right into the ring and makes us feel the stories of the people who are drawn to—or sometimes stuck in—the boxing world. We get close-up profiles of marquee attractions like Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr., as well as portraits of rising stars and compelling cornermen, along with first-person, hands-on accounts from fighters’ points of view. We are schooled in not only how to hit and be hit, but why and when to throw in the towel. We experience the intimate immediacy of ringside as well as the dim back rooms where the essentials come together. And we learn that for every champion there’s a regiment of journeymen, dabblers, and anglers for advantage, for every aspiring fighter, a veteran in painful decline.

Collectively, the perspectives in The Bittersweet Science offer a powerful in-depth picture of boxing, bobbing and weaving through the desires, delusions, and dreams of boxers, fans, and the cast of managers, trainers, promoters, and hangers-on who make up life in and around the ring.

Contributors: Robert Anasi, Brin-Jonathan Butler, Donovan Craig, Sarah Deming, Michael Ezra, Charles Farrell, Rafael Garcia, Gordon Marino, Louis Moore, Gary Lee Moser, Hamilton Nolan, Gabe Oppenheim, Carlo Rotella, Sam Sheridan, and Carl Weingarten.
 

Title: The Dad Report
ISBN: 9780393246001
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Authors: Kevin Cook
Pub. Date: 20150703
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Baseball honors legacies—from cheering the home team to breaking in an old glove handed down from father to son. In The Dad Report, award-winning sportswriter Kevin Cook weaves a tapestry of uplifting stories in which fathers and sons—from the sport's superstars to Cook and his own ball-playing father—share the game.

Almost two hundred father-son pairs have played in the big leagues. Cook takes us inside the clubhouses, homes, and lives of many of the greats. Aaron Boone follows grandfather Bob, father Ray, and brother Bret to the majors—three generations of All-Stars. Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr. strive to outdo their famous dads. Michael Jordan walks away from basketball to play minor-league baseball—to fulfill his father's dream.

In visiting these legendary families, Cook discovers that ball-playing families are a lot like our own. Dan Haren regrets the long road trips that keep him from his kids. Ike Davis and his father, a former Yankee, debate whether Ike should pitch or play first base. Buddy Bell leads a generation of big-leaguers determined to open their workplace—the clubhouse—to their kids.

Framing The Dad Report is the story of Kevin Cook's own father, Art Cook, a minor-league pitcher, a loveable rogue with a wicked screwball. In Art's later years, Kevin phoned him almost every night to talk baseball. They called those nightly conversations "the Dad Report." In time, Kevin came to see that these conversations were about much more than the game. That's what this book is about: the way fathers and sons talk baseball as a way of talking about everything—courage, fear, fun, family, morality, mortality, and how it's not whether you win or lose that counts, it's how you share the game.

Title: The Dad Report
ISBN: 9780393352856
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Authors: Kevin Cook
Pub. Date: 20160715
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Baseball honors legacies—from cheering the home team to breaking in an old glove handed down from father to son. In The Dad Report, award-winning sportswriter Kevin Cook weaves a tapestry of uplifting stories in which fathers and sons—from the sport's superstars to Cook and his own ball-playing father—share the game.

Almost two hundred father-son pairs have played in the big leagues. Cook takes us inside the clubhouses, homes, and lives of many of the greats. Aaron Boone follows grandfather Bob, father Ray, and brother Bret to the majors—three generations of All-Stars. Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr. strive to outdo their famous dads. Michael Jordan walks away from basketball to play minor-league baseball—to fulfill his father's dream.

In visiting these legendary families, Cook discovers that ball-playing families are a lot like our own. Dan Haren regrets the long road trips that keep him from his kids. Ike Davis and his father, a former Yankee, debate whether Ike should pitch or play first base. Buddy Bell leads a generation of big-leaguers determined to open their workplace—the clubhouse—to their kids.

Framing The Dad Report is the story of Kevin Cook's own father, Art Cook, a minor-league pitcher, a loveable rogue with a wicked screwball. In Art's later years, Kevin phoned him almost every night to talk baseball. They called those nightly conversations "the Dad Report." In time, Kevin came to see that these conversations were about much more than the game. That's what this book is about: the way fathers and sons talk baseball as a way of talking about everything—courage, fear, fun, family, morality, mortality, and how it's not whether you win or lose that counts, it's how you share the game.

Title: The Green Guide to Low-Impact Hiking and Camping
ISBN: 9781581573947
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Authors: Guy Waterman Laura Waterman Bill McKibben
Pub. Date: 20160708
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Originally published as Backwoods Ethics in 1979, Laura and Guy Waterman's definitive guide to low-impact hiking and camping was a prophetic call to reevaluate the impact of outdoor recreation on the wilderness. Enthusiastically received by environmentalists and wilderness managers at the time, its warnings and advice are now more relevant than ever. With wisdom and gentle humor, Laura and Guy Waterman present a strong case for the importance of respecting the natural world while you're enjoying it. In his foreword to the new edition, world-famous environmentalist Bill McKibben puts the Watermans' advice into context for today's world. Day hikers, campers, and backpackers who follow the sensible techniques laid out in this book will help preserve the wilderness experience for generations to come.

Title: The Guide to Wooden Boats
ISBN: 9780393338065
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Authors: Benjamin Mendlowitz Maynard Bray
Pub. Date: 20100514
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A beautiful and handy guide to sailing vessels by Benjamin Mendlowitz, America's preeminent photographer of wooden boats. Over the years, Benjamin Mendlowitz has compiled a photo archive of thousands of wooden boats from which he has created this photographic guide to all kinds of sailing vessels. Virtually all the major designers are represented, from John Alden's lovely gaff-rigged schooner Voyager and the innovative Sparkman and Stephens yawl Dorade, to the classic Herreshoff New York 30 sloop Amorita, the lovely Fife ketch Belle Aventure, and many more. Maynard Bray provides notes and specifications for 145 boats that are divided by types and shown in full color. Sailors will want this book for pleasure as well as for identifications. Wooden-boat lovers will find it a feast for the eye and the imagination.
Title: The Rumble in the Jungle
ISBN: 9780226792347
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Authors: Lewis A. Erenberg
Pub. Date: 20210914

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The 1974 fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, staged in the young nation of Zaire and dubbed the Rumble in the Jungle, was arguably the biggest sporting event of the twentieth century. The bout between an ascendant undefeated champ and an outspoken master trying to reclaim the throne was a true multimedia spectacle. A three-day festival of international music—featuring James Brown, Miriam Makeba, and many others—preceded the fight itself, which was viewed by a record-breaking one billion people worldwide. Lewis A. Erenberg’s new book provides a global perspective on this singular match, not only detailing the titular fight but also locating it at the center of the cultural dramas of the day.

TheRumble in the Jungle orbits around Ali and Foreman, placing them at the convergence of the American Civil Rights movement and the Great Society, the rise of Islamic and African liberation efforts, and the ongoing quest to cast off the shackles of colonialism. With his far-reaching take on sports, music, marketing, and mass communications, Erenberg shows how one boxing match became nothing less than a turning point in 1970s culture.

Title: The Rumble in the Jungle
ISBN: 9780226059433
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Authors: Lewis A. Erenberg
Pub. Date: 20190522

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The 1974 fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, staged in the young nation of Zaire and dubbed the Rumble in the Jungle, was arguably the biggest sporting event of the twentieth century. The bout between an ascendant undefeated champ and an outspoken master trying to reclaim the throne was a true multimedia spectacle. A three-day festival of international music—featuring James Brown, Miriam Makeba, and many others—preceded the fight itself, which was viewed by a record-breaking one billion people worldwide. Lewis A. Erenberg’s new book provides a global perspective on this singular match, not only detailing the titular fight but also locating it at the center of the cultural dramas of the day.

TheRumble in the Jungle orbits around Ali and Foreman, placing them at the convergence of the American Civil Rights movement and the Great Society, the rise of Islamic and African liberation efforts, and the ongoing quest to cast off the shackles of colonialism. With his far-reaching take on sports, music, marketing, and mass communications, Erenberg shows how one boxing match became nothing less than a turning point in 1970s culture.

Title: The Tour de France, Updated with a New Preface
ISBN: 9780520256309
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Authors: Christopher S. Thompson
Pub. Date: 20080407

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In this highly original history of the world's most famous bicycle race, Christopher S. Thompson, mining previously neglected sources and writing with infectious enthusiasm for his subject, tells the compelling story of the Tour de France from its creation in 1903 to the present. Weaving the words of racers, politicians, Tour organizers, and a host of other commentators together with a wide-ranging analysis of the culture surrounding the event?including posters, songs, novels, films, and media coverage?Thompson links the history of the Tour to key moments and themes in French history. Examining the enduring popularity of Tour racers, Thompson explores how their public images have changed over the past century. A new preface explores the long-standing problem of doping in light of recent scandals.

Title: The Winter Camping Handbook
ISBN: 9781581574326
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Authors: Stephen Gorman
Pub. Date: 20161014
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Winter camping has its own special allure: the splendid quiet of a winter forest, the hush of falling snow, the thrill of gliding over ice and snow on skis. From building a snow shelter to traveling comfortably in sub-zero temperatures, The Winter Camping Handbook covers everything you'll need to know in order to enjoy wilderness travel and adventure in the colder ?months. Extremely user-friendly, the book's step-by-step approach covers everything from choosing a location to explore, selecting teammates, planning the trip, winterizing a travel vehicle, gear selection, making camp, food and nutrition, dealing with winter safety concerns, and even camping with children. Now revised and updated to include tips for using smartphones and the latest GPS navigation, this is the definitive guide to cold-weather hiking and camping.

Title: Tinker to Evers to Chance
ISBN: 9780226790244
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Authors: David Rapp
Pub. Date: 20210519

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Their names were chanted, crowed, and cursed. Alone they were a shortstop, a second baseman, and a first baseman. But together they were an unstoppable force. Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Frank Chance came together in rough-and-tumble early twentieth-century Chicago and soon formed the defensive core of the most formidable team in big league baseball, leading the Chicago Cubs to four National League pennants and two World Series championships from 1906 to 1910. At the same time, baseball was transforming from small-time diversion into a nationwide sensation. Americans from all walks of life became infected with “baseball fever,” a phenomenon of unprecedented enthusiasm and social impact. The national pastime was coming of age.

Tinker to Evers to Chance examines this pivotal moment in American history, when baseball became the game we know today. Each man came from a different corner of the country and brought a distinctive local culture with him: Evers from the Irish-American hothouse of Troy, New York; Tinker from the urban parklands of Kansas City, Missouri; Chance from the verdant fields of California’s Central Valley. The stories of these early baseball stars shed unexpected light not only on the evolution of baseball and on the enthusiasm of its players and fans all across America, but also on the broader convulsions transforming the US into a confident new industrial society. With them emerged a truly national culture.

This iconic trio helped baseball reinvent itself, but their legend has largely been relegated to myths and barroom trivia. David Rapp’s engaging history resets the story and brings these men to life again, enabling us to marvel anew at their feats on the diamond. It’s a rare look at one of baseball’s first dynasties in action.

Title: Tokyo 2020 Olympics For Dummies
ISBN: 9781119664093
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Authors: Celeste Kiyoko Hall
Pub. Date: 20200123
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Make the most of your 2020 Olympic adventure!

If you dream of traveling to the Olympic games but feel overwhelmed by the thought of a trip to Japan, then Tokyo 2020 Olympics For Dummies is for you. Hundreds of thousands of international travelers will arrive in Tokyo for the next Olympics to share in the worldwide camaraderie and watch world-class athletes in 33 sports. This book is your complete authority on how to join in!

Learn about travel options, safety, customs, and facts about the Olympic Games. Tokyo is an amazing destination, and you’ll be prepared for the voyage of a lifetime with knowledge of Japanese culture and trip planning tips.

  • Plan your trip to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan
  • Be prepared with tips on Japanese culture, customs, language, and more
  • Learn about how the Olympic Games are structured to make the best of your time
  • Stay stress free and have fun with international travel advice and Olympic facts!

As you prepare for your once-in-a-lifetime excursion, keep this guide within easy reach!


Title: Tour De France For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764584497
Format: BC
Authors: Phil Liggett James Raia Sammarye Lewis
Pub. Date: 20050513
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc (US)
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A plain-English guide to the world's most famous-and grueling-bicycle race

Featuring eight-pages of full-color photos from recent Tour de France races, this easy-to-follow, entertaining guide demystifies the history, strategy, rules, techniques, equipment, and competitors in what is arguably the most grueling and intriguing multiday, multistage sporting event in the world. Cowritten by the most popular English-speaking cycling commentator on the planet, this book is great reading for both experienced and the new bicycle racing fans alike.


Title: Triathlon Training For Dummies
ISBN: 9780470383872
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Authors: Deirdre Pitney Donna Dourney
Pub. Date: 20081121
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Shaping up for a triathlon is serious business. Triathlon Training For Dummies is packed with insider tips and proven methods for training for a triathlon and pumping yourself into the best possible shape by race day. It helps you find the motivation you need to stick to your program, eat better to maximize your energy, and prevent injures both before and during the race.

This authoritative guide helps you evaluate your cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility, and to set manageable realistic training goals. You?ll learn how to establish a workout schedule, choose a target finish time get the right, affordable equipment you?ll need for each leg of the race, and maximize your fitness and form for swimming, biking, and running. You?ll also get plenty of help in putting it all together as you focus your training, add dual workouts, become a quick-change artist, and save time during transitions. Discover how to:

  • Choose an event to train for based on your fitness level
  • Get into your best possible shape
  • Select the right equipment and sportswear
  • Train for an Olympic, Sprint, or Ironman triathlon
  • Fuel your body and prevent injuries
  • Prepare for training sessions
  • Maintain energy and recover quickly
  • Set training schedules for every triathlon event
  • Treat common training and racing injuries
  • Live like an athlete

Triathlon Training For Dummies comes complete with resources for finding triathlons near you, lists of items to bring along on race day, and tips on registration formalities and racing etiquette.


Title: Vertical Aid
ISBN: 9781581574449
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Authors: Seth C. Hawkins R. Bryan Simon J. Pearce Beissinger
Pub. Date: 20170519
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Climbing and mountaineering attracts millions of people around the world each year, but produces a unique set of challenges. The threat of danger is ever present, and professional medical help is often far away. Vertical Medicine Resources is a renowned climbing company providing medical training and consultation. In Vertical Aid, they have produced the most complete guide available for managing both emergencies and chronic injuries sustained during climbs. Researched and developed by professional healthcare providers and alpinists, the book includes helpful illustrations of common procedures and best practices, making it a practical and indispensable companion on any climbing, trekking, or alpine trip. It is replete with real-world-tested strategies, evidence-based medicine, and proven techniques. The diverse author team combines an EMS and emergency physician, a nurse, a physician assistant, and a nurse-trainer, who together have a profound depth of climbing, educational, and medical experience. With its unique combination of authoritative medical information and specific attention to the climbing environment, Vertical Aid is poised to become an authoritative resource for every climber, on every climb.

Title: Why Baseball Matters
ISBN: 9780300244403
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Authors: Susan Jacoby
Pub. Date: 20190514

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A best-selling author and passionate baseball fan takes a tough-minded look at America’s most traditional game in our twenty-first-century culture of digital distraction

Baseball, first dubbed the “national pastime” in print in 1856, is the country’s most tradition-bound sport. Despite remaining popular and profitable into the twenty-first century, the game is losing young fans, among African Americans and women as well as white men. Furthermore, baseball’s greatest charm—a clockless suspension of time—is also its greatest liability in a culture of digital distraction.

These paradoxes are explored by the historian and passionate baseball fan Susan Jacoby in a book that is both a love letter to the game and a tough-minded analysis of the current challenges to its special position—in reality and myth—in American culture. The concise but wide-ranging analysis moves from the Civil War—when many soldiers played ball in northern and southern prisoner-of-war camps—to interviews with top baseball officials and young men who prefer playing online “fantasy baseball” to attending real games.

Revisiting her youthful days of watching televised baseball in her grandfather’s bar, the author links her love of the game with the informal education she received in everything from baseball’s history of racial segregation to pitch location. Jacoby argues forcefully that the major challenge to baseball today is a shortened attention span at odds with a long game in which great hitters fail two out of three times. Without sanitizing this basic problem, Why Baseball Matters remind us that the game has retained its grip on our hearts precisely because it has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to reinvent itself in times of immense social change.

Title: Wrestling For Dummies
ISBN: 9781118117972
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Authors: Henry Cejudo
Pub. Date: 20120406
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The fast and easy way to pin down the sport of wrestling

Wrestling is a fast-paced sport with many technicalities, rules, and ways to score points?making it difficult for spectators to follow the score and understand whistles and restarts. In Wrestling For Dummies, author and 2008 Olympic Gold medalist Henry Cejudo explains the scoring system and unique rules of wrestling to new competitors, confused parents, and fans of this ancient and captivating sport.

Wrestling For Dummies also explains the rich history of the sport and covers the six styles of competitive wrestling and their distinction from the modern entertainment-based "pro wrestling."

  • Covers Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling
  • Plain-English explanations of wrestling rules
  • Details the history of wrestling

Whether you're just getting started as a wrestler or enjoy it as a spectator sport, Wresting For Dummies makes this sport accessible and easy to understand.