Sports Outdoors

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Book cover image for Earth and Beyond: MedSci Missions 1
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Earth is at peace…then an alien infection changes things.
An engineer creates a revolutionary engine to launch the world's hope for salvation into distant space.
A crew of Earth’s top talent face never-before-seen adversity as they search for a cure for humanity.

Earth had achieved a semi-utopia until aliens destroyed the peace that took decades for hacker revolutionaries to build. After a bizarre robot occupation leading to all-out war, humanity was left with a deadly alien pandemic. Their possible salvation lies in a team brought together to search for a solution beyond the stars.
The mysteries of genetics and microscopic entities, along with the wonders of the future surgical scene are at the heart of their quest, with the soul coming from the vivid characters who explore them.
As their journey into deep space begins they encounter obstacles and battles of wills as they strive to survive the harsh and not-so empty space on the way to their distant goal. Together, the hand-picked team deals with technical problems, illness, personal issues, and secret elements of Earth’s warring bio-tech ideologies as they kick off their mission to save Earth.

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Book cover image for Wheels of Fortune: A couple's wondrous 14,000 mile bicycle ride around Canada and the United States
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Wheels of Fortune is the hilariously frank account of a couple’s year-long adventure cycling around all ten Canadian provinces, and twenty-six US states. Chris Fieldsend and Ties Benguedda rode over 14,000 miles (23,000km) through every landscape imaginable; from the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, through the tumbleweed deserts of the Southern states, to the wild coasts of the Atlantic provinces.

This book is packed full of stories about the remarkable hospitality and random acts of kindness the couple experienced, from the hundreds of wonderful people they met. It does not pull any punches, vividly portraying how the novice cycle-touring couple overcame numerous extreme weather events, tedious US visa bureaucracy, fervent dog chases and the populist politics of Brexit and Donald Trump.

All profits donated to World Bicycle Relief.

(4.6)

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Book cover image for An Ordinary Spectator: 50 Years of Watching Sport
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It is August 1961 and a 6 year-old boy, sitting on his father’s shoulders, is watching a rugby match in south Leeds. He is immediately hooked on the experience of the sporting event, viewed live and in the flesh…

…Fast forward to August 2011. A man in late middle age is watching another rugby match.

John Rigg has been an “ordinary spectator” – not only of rugby (league and union), but of football and cricket and a range of other sports - for 50 years.

AN ORDINARY SPECTATOR: 50 YEARS OF WATCHING SPORT presents a unique perspective on why live sport is compulsive viewing.

Through its “Seven Ages of Watching Sport”, the book aims to be far more than a simple “I was there” catalogue of sporting events – major and minor – over the last five decades. Rather, it offers some perceptive insights into what we derive from sports spectating and - from an individual’s perspective - what watching sport tells us about ourselves.

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Walk tells the story of a nightmarish scramble along the wild coastline of South Africa by the survivors of the wreck of the Grosvenor on 5 August 1782. Having decided to walk to the Cape of Good Hope, beginning at Lambasi in northern Pondoland, the few survivors ended up in the dune deserts not far from what we now know as
Port Elizabeth.

Walk takes the reader, step by step, day by day, on young William Hubberly’s horrific trek. While indisputably fiction, Walk sails a good deal closer to the historical truth than most nonfiction you will read and is a haunting parable on the meeting of Europe and Africa.

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Cycling was already an adventure, but then…
Teenage bicycle racing phenom Emily Hampstead is training for a major race.
Retired Army nurse Hilda Paisley is traveling the USA on her bicycle. They meet by chance on a deserted road in Kansas, not suspecting that they’ll ever cross paths again.
Emily continues to win races to the delight and surprise of bicycle racing fans in the US and abroad. Her family moves to Virginia, where she attracts unexpected and deadly attention.
Meanwhile, after witnessing a terrorist attack, Hilda helps the police make arrests – and the terrorists add her name to their hit list. After escaping the immediate threat, Hilda reports to a temporary nursing job in a Southern hospital.
When Emily accepts Hilda's offer to ride to Canada – with Hilda's friend Jack – it promises to be a fun adventure.
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After a tongue-in-cheek beginning that will seem very familiar, especially to younger readers, this short story bounces like a mis-hit tennis ball from one episode to another as it follows the progress of would-be tennis champ Jez on the trail to Wimbledon.

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Book cover image for Transition Offense Against Any Defense: A Comprehensive Guide For Basketball Coaches
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Master coaching transition offense and defeat any defense with this ultimate guide for basketball coaches.

Written by expert 25-year basketball coach and player Dejan Ilic, this comprehensive book reveals an unparalleled approach to basketball coaching. Drawing on a proven foundation of easy-to-understand advice, essential basketball strategies, and a collection of 140+ high-quality color illustrations and diagrams, Transition Offense Against Any Defense provides aspiring and experienced coaches alike with a wealth of practical insights on breaking any basketball defense.

Covering everything from basic concepts, spacing, and timing, to advanced passes and drills, this handbook seeks to arm coaches with tools to play against all types of pick and roll defenses, including drop, flat, hedge, trap, switch, ice, under, and much more. Readers will also discover a simple plan for gradually implementing running lanes, spacing, flow, and other offensive principles through 3v0 and 5v0 drills.

Here’s just a little of what you’ll discover inside:

A Breakdown Of Beginner And Advanced Basketball Techniques
Exploring Spacing, Timing, And Offensive Strategies
How To Counter A Wide Range Of Pick And Roll Defenses In Every Situation
Adjusting Against A Zone Or A Full Court Press
A Collection of Essential 3v0 and 5v0 Drills
Over 140 Full-Color Diagrams To Illustrate Every Point
And Much More…

Perfect for any basketball coach who wants to improve their game and master essential offensive basketball strategies, Transition Offense Against Any Defense distills over two decades of basketball experience down into a concise, straightforward, and powerful guide that helps coaches of all backgrounds equip their players with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed.

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Book cover image for Still An Ordinary Spectator: Five More Years of Watching Sport
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This follow-up to his award-winning book AN ORDINARY SPECTATOR: 50 YEARS OF WATCHING SPORT (SilverWood Books, 2012) presents a collection of John Rigg’s wide-ranging sports writing over the subsequent five years.

STILL AN ORDINARY SPECTATOR: FIVE MORE YEARS OF WATCHING SPORT not only captures the thrill of watching some of the top sportsman of the modern era – Rory McIlroy, Robert Lewandowski, Cameron Smith et al – at the top of their game. By also evocatively describing local sporting events within their specific communities – high school American Football in San Antonio, Gaelic Football in County Mayo, club cricket in Saltaire – the book perceptively reflects on sport’s inherent capacity to act as a barometer of the society around it.

John Rigg provides a rich combination of contemporary detail and historical digression. He also writes warmly (and, at times, poignantly) of some of the casual acquaintances – a nun with a collecting box in Leeds, a famous Test Match umpire in Scarborough, a middle-aged football supporter in Paisley – whom he has encountered during this most recent stage of his long sports spectating journey.

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