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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
?Rich in intriguing background . . . a wonderfully entertaining, informative read, one that caught me incessantly putting ?Did you know. . .? questions to my friends. . . . Like any good guidebook, How to Watch the Olympics gives us times, places, and dates for London events, but it?s the well-told stories that are best. . . . The book did not have... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; Not Available
It was billed as the greatest event in the history of pair skating: three of the best teams of all time battling for Olympic gold on one night in Salt Lake City. Technical ability was approximately equal. It was the artistic merit score that would decide the gold medal -- the second mark. Representing Canada, China, and Russia, the three pairs illuminated... more...
- Free Press 2009; Not Available
In the tradition of Seabiscuit and The Summer of ?49 , a gripping sports narrative that brilliantly tells the amazing individual stories of the unforgettable athletes who gathered in Mexico City in a year of dramatic upheaval. The 1968 Mexico City Olympics reflected the spirit of their revolutionary times. Richard Hoffer?s Something in the... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 32.00
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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 20.78
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...
- Scientific American 2012; US$ 5.99
The Science of Sports: Winning in the Olympics by the editors of Scientific American The Olympics are the world's most prestigious stage for athletic competition. Fans both casual and hardcore tune in religiously every few years to watch as men and women push themselves to the limits of human performance. But what makes a champion? Is it genetics?... more...
- 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...