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Paul Maunder - Author

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Books by Paul Maunder

Coal and the Coast

Coal and the Coast

Author: Paul Maunder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2019

An observer's account of the Pike River coal mine explosion that killed 29 miners on New Zealand's South Island questions what the miner deaths mean for workplace health and safety. As it debates the future of coal mining in the current climate of change and explains how the West Coast has moved on from the center of radicalism it represented in the early 20th century, this book also analyzes the economic and political aspects associated with mining in New Zealand.

The Wind At My Back A Cycling Life

The Wind At My Back A Cycling Life

Author: Paul Maunder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

In this deeply personal and lyrical exploration of what it means to ride a bicycle, Paul Maunder explores how our memories have a dialogue with landscape and how cycling and creativity are connected. Taking a journey through the places that have shaped him, we ride across wild moorland, through suburbia and city streets, into quintessentially English pastoral scenes. We see too some of the darker parts of the British countryside, sites of great secrecy that intrigue the imagination. This is a book about how landscape can sustain us, and how even an hour's escape can inspire our creative sides. The bicycle allows us to explore and dream, and return in time for dinner.

The Wind At My Back A Cycling Life

The Wind At My Back A Cycling Life

Author: Paul Maunder Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2018

In this deeply personal and lyrical exploration of what it means to ride a bicycle, Paul Maunder explores how our memories have a dialogue with landscape and how cycling and creativity are connected. Taking a journey through the places that have shaped him, we ride across wild moorland, through suburbia and city streets, into quintessentially English pastoral scenes. We see too some of the darker parts of the British countryside, sites of great secrecy that intrigue the imagination. This is a book about how landscape can sustain us, and how even an hour's escape can inspire our creative sides. The bicycle allows us to explore and dream, and return in time for dinner.

Rainbows in the Mud Inside the Intoxicating World of Cyclocross

Rainbows in the Mud Inside the Intoxicating World of Cyclocross

Author: Paul Maunder Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2017

Cyclocross is no longer cycling's hidden gem. Its rapid growth in the USA and UK means this intense and dramatic sport is exploding into the mainstream. With a season running from September to February, cyclocross is cycling's only purely winter discipline, demanding a combination of athleticism, supreme technical skill and ruthless tactics for the muddy conditions. In the sport's heartland of Belgium, major races attract crowds of thousands and have a carnival atmosphere fuelled by heavy drinking, ringing cowbells and pumping airhorns. Many top riders have enthusiastic fan clubs and are national celebrities - one even had his own reality TV show. On race day, Belgian and Dutch television coverage is akin to a major football match in the UK, stretching for hours with pre race interviews, pundits and behind-the-scenes films. In Rainbows in the Mud, Paul Maunder spends a season soaking up the sport's rich culture and history, and mixing with the obsessive fans, celebrity riders, and old-fashioned patriarchs of the sport. Following the riders - novices, veterans, American, British - as they slog their way through the season, he captures the spirit of this flamboyant cult sport, and paints a picture so vibrant you can almost feel the mud under your feet and taste the beer, mulled wine and frites.