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- F+W Media 2012; US$ 4.99
This essential companion for all cricket lovers documents the illustrious history of the gentleman?s game. It is crammed full of fascinating feats, sticky wickets and intriguing trivia, so even if you don?t like cricket, you?ll love this. From the worst batsman in the world to the record innings that almost wasn?t, this compelling collection of balls,... more...
- Sports Publishing 2013; US$ 19.95
The University of Arkansas and its Razorbacks hold a special place in the hearts of Arkansans, not simply because the state has no professional sports teams, but because of the colorful players and coaches who have passed through the campus gates. Author Nate Allen chronicles the good, the bad, and the funny from UA?s athletic history, as found in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This collection illustrates the expansiveness of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sport. While rooted in anthropology, these essays consider American sports in their social, economic, cultural and political aspects, charting their evolution. The book draws from history, sociology, and political science; as well as considering the relationship... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99
There was once a time, not so long ago, where our sporting heroes were treated with veneration. Players were players and their watchers were passive. Heroes lived on pedestals - they weren't public property. This book explores the many ways this dynamic has changed over the years. From the Barmy Army's loud but loyal support of the England cricket... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 16.99
Once a fringe underground culture, extreme sports are now the stuff of car commercials and Olympic competitions. How did they get there - and how does it feel to be in the middle of it all? The first comprehensive account of the rise, culture, and business of action sports, Amped plunges us into this exciting world. Readers will find themselves... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 15.99
Top Ten Things You?ll Learn When You Read This Book: 10) Jay was beaten up by an MMA fighter on live television 9) Interviewing Will Ferrell can be a harrowing experience 8) Jay once ruined a perfectly good pair of underwear on Christmas Eve 7) Failing as a stand-up comedian can lead to a job in broadcasting 6) Jay ran a marathon to get a ticket... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
The book addresses a series of key aspects of contemporary anti-doping policy. At the broader philosophical level, questions are asked about whether the scale of anti-doping activity and the intrusiveness of anti-doping policy in the lives of athletes is proportionate to the problem of doping. Aspects of existing anti-doping practice are also explored... more...
- Sandstone Press Ltd 2016; US$ 13.11
Living in an old, unheated T25 campervan for fourteen months, including the coldest winter for thirty years, Jonathan Bennett travelled clockwise round Britain, surfing every beach he could catch a wave. From the Isle of Harris to the Lizard Peninsula, from Orkney to Anglesey, from Sandwood Bay to Sussex, he shared the waves with seals, sewage and... more...
- Transworld 2015; US$ 31.98
A century has always had a special resonance, in all walks of life, and none more so than in cricket. Scoring one hundred runs is the ultimate for a batsman. As former England captain Andrew Strauss admits, it's incredibly hard to do; for Ricky Ponting, it's a transformational moment in the career of a cricketer. Or in the words of Geoffrey Boycott,... more...