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  • The Olympics, A Very Peculiar Historyby David Arscott

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 9.49

    From its beginnings in Ancient Greek antiquity, right up to its arrival in Great Britain, the home of so many modern sports and favoured pastimes, the Olympic Games have always been a grand and exciting spectacle, whether you're watching a no-holds-barred wrestling match or a mesmerising, freewheeling gymnast. 'The Olympics, A Very Peculiar... more...

  • Murderballby Will Swanton

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 31.82

    They call it Murderball. An impossibly brutal game that you can't believe is a Paralympic sport. Players in reinforced steel chairs smash into each other with deadly intent and animal ferocity. You expect massive casualties in every game. But as one of the players says," What have we got to lose? It's not like we're going to break our necks again!"... more...

  • American Hoopsby Carson Cunningham

    UNP - Nebraska 2010; US$ 40.00

    Those who avidly followed the on-court acrobatics and off-court celebrity of the ?Dream Team? in Barcelona in 1992 would hardly recognize what passed as basketball fifty-six years earlier, when the United States first played the game in the 1936 Olympics. In those early days of men?s Olympic basketball, many teams lacked basic skills, games were played... more...

  • How to Watch the Olympicsby David Goldblatt; Johnny Acton

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 12.99

    The must-have guide to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games Next summer, millions of Americans will tune into the Olympic Games, the largest and most popular sporting event in the world. Yet while it's easy to be fascinated by agile gymnasts, poised equestrians, and perfectly synchronized swimmers, few of us know the real width of a balance beam, the intricate... more...

  • London, You're Beautifulby David Gentleman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    David Gentleman has been drawing London all his adult life, and for the past year has spent his days focused on looking afresh at the city. The resulting book of sketches, drawings and watercolours, arranged month by month, shows a year in the life of London and reveals the city that is hidden in plain view. From its surprising expanse of sky to the... more...

  • Britain and the Olympic Gamesby Matt Rogan; Martin Rogan

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Britain and the Olympic Games traces the history of Britain?s love affair with the Olympic Games and shows exactly why the Olympic movement was re-born here. It looks at how London 1948 re-kindled the Olympic flame and demonstrated that the Games could drive social change in Britain. more...

  • Swimming Studiesby Leanne Shapton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Swimming Studies is a wonderful, unique book from the writer and artist Leanne Shapton, author of Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry , with her artwork. As a teenager, Leanne Shapton trained for the Olympic swimming trials; now an artist,... more...

  • The Olympics: The Basicsby Andy Miah; Beatriz Garcia

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 28.95

    The Olympics: The Basics is an accessible, contemporary introduction to the Olympic movement and Games. Chapters explain how the Olympics transcend sports, engaging us with a range of contemporary philosophical, social, cultural and political matters, including: peace development and diplomacy management and economics corruption, terror... more...

  • The Olympicsby Harry Spatchcock; Graham Douglas

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 5.99

    The Olympic Games: a major international amateur sporting competition that brings together hundreds of nations and thousands of athletes. This book is a collection of fun, facts and figures about the Games (from ancient to modern times) for sports lovers all over the world. “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking... more...

  • Native Gamesby Chris Hallinan; Barry Judd; Kevin Young

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 114.95

    Research on Indigenous participation in sport offers many oppertunities to better understand the political issues of equality, empowerment, self-determination and protection of culture and identity. This volume compares and conceptualises the sociological significance of Indigenous sports in different international contexts. more...