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Sports & outdoor recreation

See below for a selection of the latest books from Sports & outdoor recreation category. Presented with a red border are the Sports & outdoor recreation books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Sports & outdoor recreation books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Racing Pigeons

Racing Pigeons

Author: Colin Osman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/1998

Since the first edition of Racing Pigeons was published there have been many changes, including significant recent developments in nutrition and disease prevention. These are all explained in detail in this new edition, together with a comparison of the different methods of training and conditioning pigeons to win races, including the latest Roundabout System. In a compact and readable form, the book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to the art and science of pigeon racing, and is suitable for both the absolute beginner and the experienced old hand.

Moving the Goalposts

Moving the Goalposts

Author: Martin (University of Southampton, UK) Polley Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/01/1998

Martin Polley provides a survey of sport in Britain since 1945 and examines sport's place in British culture. He discusses issues of class, gender, race, commerce and politics, as well as analysing contemporary sport.

Moving the Goalposts

Moving the Goalposts

Author: Martin (University of Southampton, UK) Polley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/1998

Martin Polley provides a survey of sport in Britain since 1945 and examines sport's place in British culture. He discusses issues of class, gender, race, commerce and politics, as well as analysing contemporary sport.

Body Cultures

Body Cultures

Author: John Bale Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/12/1997

Body Cultures explores the relationship between the body, sport and landscape. This book presents the first critically edited collection of Henning Eichberg's provocative essays into 'body culture'. Eichberg, a well-known scholar in continental Europe who draws upon the ideas of Elias, Focault, Habermas and others, is now attracting considerable interest from Anglo-American sociologists, historians and geographers. This collection has been extensively edited to highlight Eichberg's most important arguments and themes. Introductory essays from the editors and Susan Brownell provide clear explanations and interpretations as well as a biography of Eichberg.

Contact Juggling

Contact Juggling

Author: James Ernest Format: Spiral bound Release Date: 01/11/1997

Joan Wulff's Fly-Casting Accuracy

Joan Wulff's Fly-Casting Accuracy

Author: Joan Wulff Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/1997

For fly casters, the difference between catching fish and not catching fish often boils down to whether a caster can place the fly in a square yard of water -- or a square inch. Most fly casters spend countless hours practicing distance casting, yet they devote little time to perfecting the skill that really matters in angling success: accuracy. Fly-casting accuracy is a function of concentration, technique, and, above all, training. And few people have trained more accomplished fly casters than Joan Wulff.Using teaching methods honed over thousands of students, Wulff leads readers through layers of elemental skills that, when combined, provide casters with the tools to deliver a fly consistently to a square inch of water -- overhead cast or roll cast, off-shoulder or sidearm, windy day or still, short cast or long.

Joan Wulff's Fly-casting Accuracy

Joan Wulff's Fly-casting Accuracy

Author: Joan Wulff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/1997

For fly casters, the difference between catching fish and not catching fish often boils down to whether a caster can place the fly in a square yard of water -- or a square inch. Most fly casters spend countless hours practicing distance casting, yet they devote little time to perfecting the skill that really matters in angling success: accuracy. Fly-casting accuracy is a function of concentration, technique, and, above all, training. And few people have trained more accomplished fly casters than Joan Wulff.Using teaching methods honed over thousands of students, Wulff leads readers through layers of elemental skills that, when combined, provide casters with the tools to deliver a fly consistently to a square inch of water -- overhead cast or roll cast, off-shoulder or sidearm, windy day or still, short cast or long.

A River Never Sleeps

A River Never Sleeps

Author: Roderick Langmere Haig-Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/1997

An enduring classic of angling literature that captures the music of rivers and the great joy of angling.

The Psychology of Concentration in Sport Performers

The Psychology of Concentration in Sport Performers

Author: Aidan P. Moran Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/1997

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sport: Social Problems and Issues

Sport: Social Problems and Issues

Author: Frank Kew Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/1997

Sport: Social Problems and Issues provides a detailed analysis and critique of contemporary social problems and issues for the coach, organizer, teacher or student of sport. Drawing upon perspectives from social science, it examines change and development of modern sport, both nationally and internationally, enabling students and practitioners to address those problems and issues which threaten the integrity of sport. Frank Kew is the course tutor for the B.A. in Leisure, Recreation and Community at Bradford and Ilkley College and has been an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds.

Fishing Came First

Fishing Came First

Author: John N. Cole Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/1997

In these seventeen elegant essays Cole conveys his love of angling ranging geographically from Iceland to the Marquesa Islands Z99 a side trip to Alaska

Big Show

Big Show

Author: Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/1997

From World Sports Headquarters in historic Bristol, Connecticut, comes the audiobook that's more colorful than Dennis Rodman's hair. For the first time, Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick, the tag-team partners of ESPN's award winning Sportscenter, bring what People magazine calls their "e;Letterman-like loopiness and Koppel-esque smarts"e; to listeners everywhere in THE BIG SHOW. Less expansive (and easier to ge) than a big leaguer's autograph, THE BIG SHOW gives you the honest, horrifying, yet always entertaining story of two men, three cameras, and highlights run amok. It tells truths about the sports world the government doesn't want you to hear. Which government, nobody'sure, but there must be a government somewhere that doesn't want you to now about: The voodoo that Keith and Dan do to make THE BIG SHOW run slicker than Pat Riley's "e;do"e; Keith and Dan's complaints about sports idiocies - and each other! What superstars, celebrities and the press really think about Dan and Keith - and how they've survived to this day! Listening to THE BIG SHOW, you'll have joy, you'll have fun, you'll have seasons in the sun, and you'll dismiss all notions of becoming a sportscaster yourself. But try as you may, your TV remote can't turn them off this time, so Dan and Keith's fragrantly illegal use of the mouth will keep you listening O-ver-time!