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Talent to Triumph - How Athletes Turn Potential into High Performance (Paperback): Amy Williams Talent to Triumph - How Athletes Turn Potential into High Performance (Paperback)
Amy Williams
R411 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R30 (7%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Talented athletes across all sports don't always go on to fulfil their true potential. The ratio of those that do, compared to those that don't is incredibly small. You mightn't have found the right sport for you, you might have faced setbacks, barriers, bad luck or lack of facilities. You mightn't have the knowledge required to optimise your performance, look after your wellbeing or take a long-term approach to your sporting journey. This book is the answer. Olympic Champion, Amy Williams MBE guides you through your entire sporting journey, using her own experiences & those of some of Britain's greatest athletes to help you turn your talent into your triumph. You'll learn about mindset, confidence, teamwork, overcoming barriers & setbacks, dealing with injuries, longevity, training & preparation, talent identification schemes, maximising competition/match day outcomes & much more besides. Featuring original insight from elite performers across many sports & other relevant fields, including Rebecca Adlington (Swimming), Vassos Alexander (Sports Broadcaster), Brian Ashton (rugby), Graham Bell (Skiing), Freddie Burns (Rugby), Maria Costello (Motorcycling), Laura Deas (Skeleton), Heather Fell (Modern Pentathlon), Jason Fox (Broadcaster, former UK Special Forces Soldier), Jason Gardener (Sprints), Helen Glover (Rowing), Sally Gunnell (400m Hurdles), Danny Holdcroft (Head of Performance), Colin Jackson (110m Hurdles), Jade Jones (Taekwondo), Katy Livingston (Modern Pentathlon), Chris Price (Head of Performance, English Institute of Sport), Susie Rodgers (Swimming), Vanessa Ruck (Motorcycling), Ellie Simmonds (Swimming), Heather Stanning (Rowing), Dame Sarah Storey (Cycling, Swimming), Lucy Stone (Breathing Techniques), Tanya Streeter (Freediving), Hannah White (Solo Sailing) & Professor Greg Whyte (Sport Psychologist & Pentathlete). Talent to Triumph is your full guide to maximising your sporting talent, whatever it may be.

Pretty Good for a Girl - The Autobiography of a Snowboarding Pioneer (Paperback, 1st ed): Tina Basich, Kathleen Gasperini Pretty Good for a Girl - The Autobiography of a Snowboarding Pioneer (Paperback, 1st ed)
Tina Basich, Kathleen Gasperini
R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When Tina Basich grabbed her rented snowboard and headed to the mountains in Lake Tahoe, snowboarding wasn't even considered a sport ... yet. It was the beginning, and could have easily gone the way of many other sports and become dominated by male-driven competition.

But not with Tina on the scene ...

Comments like "You're pretty good ... for a girl" only pushed her harder to be the best and to prove she was more than just a token player on the slopes. Representing for women everywhere, she became a snowboarding all-star, started her own signature board and clothing lines for women, founded Boarding for Breast Cancer, and followed her heart, which led her on the adventure of a lifetime.

This is her story.

A History of Dog Sledding in New England (Paperback): Bruce D. Heald A History of Dog Sledding in New England (Paperback)
Bruce D. Heald
R422 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R72 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Merry Christmas, Bing! (Paperback): Merry Christmas, Bing! (Paperback)
R182 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R30 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

A gorgeous new festive Bing picture book that shows children the importance of patience, resilience and imagination. It's Christmas Day and Bing can't wait to open up his big present. He really hopes it is a Hoppity Rocket Sledge so he can vooooosh it through the snow really fast! But will Bing get what he wants and can he wait until his friends arrive to find out?

Scottish Offpiste Skiing & Snowboarding: Nevis Range and Ben Nevis (Paperback): Kenny Biggin Scottish Offpiste Skiing & Snowboarding: Nevis Range and Ben Nevis (Paperback)
Kenny Biggin
R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The first Scottish offpiste guidebook, focusing on the amazing terrain in the mountains around Ben Nevis and Nevis Range. 91 routes, 200 pages, 170 full colour photos and diagrams - plus advice on avalanche safety. This offpiste skiing and snowboarding guidebook unlocks the potential to some of Scotland's best backcountry skiing with snow filled powder bowls, exciting corniced gullies, open faces, and narrow and twisting hidden couloirs. Inside you will find easy freeride routes in the Back Corries, challenging hidden couloirs on Aonach Beag and Aonach Mor's fabled west face, and step and daring descents on the north face of Ben Nevis.With route entry diagrams, detailed descriptions, and loads of colour photos, this book is not only a valuable source of information but a guide that will keep readers inspired until the snow arrives!

Gold - How Gretzky's Men Ended Canada's 50-Year Olympic Hockey Drought (Hardcover): Tim Wharnsby Gold - How Gretzky's Men Ended Canada's 50-Year Olympic Hockey Drought (Hardcover)
Tim Wharnsby
R575 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R133 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Philosophy and Nature Sports (Hardcover): Kevin Krein Philosophy and Nature Sports (Hardcover)
Kevin Krein
R3,000 Discovery Miles 30 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Nature sports such as skiing, climbing, and surfing have had a significant influence on Western popular culture since the mid-twentieth century and participation in such sports continues to grow. Written in a clear and accessible style, this important book provides a comprehensive philosophical analysis of nature sports. Philosophy and Nature Sports offers an engaging inquiry into how nature sports differ from mainstream sports, how these differences are related to their value as human activities, and the role of the environments in which such sports take place. Addressing the claim that the most distinctive feature of nature sports is the relationship between participants and the natural world, the book also examines a wide range of topics, such as ethics, risk, gender construction, the social role of nature sport subcultures and the aesthetic experiences of nature sports athletes. Tying these together is the question of what it is that attracts us to nature sports and why they hold meaning for us. This is a valuable resource for students and academics in fields such as alternative sports, alternative sport subcultures, sport philosophy, sport and social issues, ethics, and phenomenology. It is also a fascinating read for outdoor educators and practitioners.

Lake Tahoe Trails For All Seasons - Must-Do Hiking and Snowshoe Treks (Paperback): Kathryn Reed Lake Tahoe Trails For All Seasons - Must-Do Hiking and Snowshoe Treks (Paperback)
Kathryn Reed
R432 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R71 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Waupaca Chain O' Lakes (Paperback): Zachary Bishop The Waupaca Chain O' Lakes (Paperback)
Zachary Bishop; Foreword by Elmer Keil
R481 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R78 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain (Paperback, 3rd ed.): Bruce Tremper Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain (Paperback, 3rd ed.)
Bruce Tremper
R527 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R79 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
How to Ice Climb! (Paperback, Second Edition): Tim Banfield, Sean Isaac How to Ice Climb! (Paperback, Second Edition)
Tim Banfield, Sean Isaac
R572 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R97 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Ice climbing continues to grow more popular every year. Advances in equipment and technique have helped make the sport accessible to a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts. How to Ice Climb! is the most complete and up-to-date reference available on the sport. Climber and accomplished photographer Tim Banfield provides all the information beginners need to get into ice climbing, as well as many valuable tips that the experts will appreciate, too. Starting with an overview of the history of ice climbing, the authors move on to cover clothing, gear, approach strategies, avalanche safety, snow climbing, frontpointing, overhanging ice, mixed climbing, hazards....all facets of ice climbing are thoroughly examined and explained. Full color photos complement the text to make How to Ice Climb! the most complete resource available.

Philosophy and Nature Sports (Paperback): Kevin Krein Philosophy and Nature Sports (Paperback)
Kevin Krein
R986 Discovery Miles 9 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Nature sports such as skiing, climbing, and surfing have had a significant influence on Western popular culture since the mid-twentieth century and participation in such sports continues to grow. Written in a clear and accessible style, this important book provides a comprehensive philosophical analysis of nature sports. Philosophy and Nature Sports offers an engaging inquiry into how nature sports differ from mainstream sports, how these differences are related to their value as human activities, and the role of the environments in which such sports take place. Addressing the claim that the most distinctive feature of nature sports is the relationship between participants and the natural world, the book also examines a wide range of topics, such as ethics, risk, gender construction, the social role of nature sport subcultures and the aesthetic experiences of nature sports athletes. Tying these together is the question of what it is that attracts us to nature sports and why they hold meaning for us. This is a valuable resource for students and academics in fields such as alternative sports, alternative sport subcultures, sport philosophy, sport and social issues, ethics, and phenomenology. It is also a fascinating read for outdoor educators and practitioners.

Bizzy Bear: Snow Fun (Board book): Benji Davies Bizzy Bear: Snow Fun (Board book)
Benji Davies
R190 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R29 (15%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Five easy-to-use sliders, a rhyming story and lots to spot and say in this series of bright, interactive board books for toddlers! Join Bizzy Bear and friends as they take a winter trip into the mountains! Little ones will love using the chunky sliders to help Bizzy go up in the ski lift, then zoom down the mountain again - and end the day with a spin around the ice-skating rink! Another exciting title in this best-selling series which encourages preschoolers to get involved in the storytelling. This story needs YOU! By pushing, pulling and turning the mechanisms, little hands can move the story onto the next scene and bring the rhyming text to life! The high level of interaction builds confidence and engagement with books, which is a key stepping-stone to reading for toddlers. Illustrated by multi-award-winning Benji Davies, illustrator of The Storm Whale, and Grandad's Island Collect the whole series; other title available include: Bizzy Bear: Breakdown Truck, Bizzy Bear: Fire Rescue, Bizzy Bear: Racing Driver and lots, lots more!

Drop In! - A Snowboarding Life (Hardcover): Billy Morgan Drop In! - A Snowboarding Life (Hardcover)
Billy Morgan
R512 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R85 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Snowboarding maverick Billy Morgan has dedicated his life to redefining what is possible. With two world firsts to his name, he is also the first British male to win an Olympic medal on snow. Emerging from working-class origins in Southampton, a long way off piste, Morgan came late to the traditionally bourgeois world of snowsports. Driven by a latent love for fun, he reaches far beyond the cliches of stoner kids and street slang to explore the courage required at his sport's highest levels. Morgan's specialist event, Big Air, involves flying off a 50-metre ramp at 70 miles per hour, spinning and twisting while airborne, then landing. Even within the death-defying world of adventure sports, it is one of the most dangerous disciplines imaginable. In this groundbreaking autobiography, Morgan outlines the culture, ethos and philosophy of his sport. A sport in which one wrong move can cause life-changing injury. A sport whose party-animal practitioners feel peculiarly attuned with nature. Drop In! is a testament to human potential.

Curling For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Bob Weeks Curling For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Bob Weeks
R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, youre probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of Curling For Dummies (9780470838280). The book you see here shouldnt be considered a new or updated product. But if youre in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. Were always writing about new topics!

World of Sports - A Book for Sports Fans All Over the Globe (Hardcover, First Edition, Hardback): Ben Groundwater World of Sports - A Book for Sports Fans All Over the Globe (Hardcover, First Edition, Hardback)
Ben Groundwater; Illustrated by Paul Reid
R210 R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Save R42 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

World of Sports is your guide to one of the world's great obsessions, covering the teams, the games, the venues, the histories and the personalities that all come together to form something amazing. Matches that freeze economies. Races that stop nations. Rivalries that stretch back through centuries. This is the world of sport, electrifying and fascinating, thrilling and endlessly revealing. You can't hope to understand a nation without understanding its pastimes and its passions, and that, so often, is sport. Organised into sections by world region, World of Sports features a line-up of sports, events and sporting venues that are both familiar and obscure, from world-famous match-ups to little-known quirks. There's also a focus on the world's best stadiums, and a calendar of sporting events so you can easily plan your next vacation to tie in with these. This is the ideal book for sports lovers who want to understand the full gamut of sports around the world, watch them all on TV and perhaps even travel to join the locals in their genuine objects of passion. Illustrations by UK artist Paul Reid.

Dragons in the Snow - Avalanche Detectives and the Race to Beat Death in the Mountains (Paperback): Ed Power Dragons in the Snow - Avalanche Detectives and the Race to Beat Death in the Mountains (Paperback)
Ed Power
R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Environmental Management in Ski Areas - Procedure-Requirements-Exemplary Solutions (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): Ulrike... Environmental Management in Ski Areas - Procedure-Requirements-Exemplary Solutions (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Ulrike Proebstl-Haider, Monika Brom, Claudia Dorsch, Alexandra Jiricka-Purrer
R1,286 Discovery Miles 12 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book raises awareness of environmentally friendly and resource-sparing management of winter sports areas, in order to increase the number of certified ski areas. Many ski areas today are advertised with seals of approval, titles and awards. Often, however, it is unclear which institutions and criteria are behind these appraisals. This practice is widely criticized as "green-washing", since a cautious use of ecologically and scenically sensitive mountain areas is more important now than ever. An environmental management system based on international or European standards ensures "real" improvements and external evaluation, but relies on the personal responsibility of the providers rather than on regulations imposed by authorities. This book contributes to developing a trustworthy and unified system for such evaluation, and one that can be applied internationally.

Desktop Curling - Hurry hard! (Paperback): Nick Perilli Desktop Curling - Hurry hard! (Paperback)
Nick Perilli
R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Enjoy the "Spirit of Curling" at home, work, or on-the-go with this unique Desktop Curling kit which includes: 12" extendable curling lane, with two platform inserts.2 mini brooms8 curling stones (4 red and 4 blue)32-page illustrated mini book

Winter Climbs Ben Nevis and Glen Coe (Paperback, 7th Revised edition): Mike Pescod Winter Climbs Ben Nevis and Glen Coe (Paperback, 7th Revised edition)
Mike Pescod
R439 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R74 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Guidebook to the best graded winter climbing routes around Ben Nevis and Glen Coe, with nearly 1000 buttresses, ridges and gullies described, all illustrated with photo topos. This guide covers all that is best on Ben Nevis, as well as Carn Dearg, Aonachs Mor and Beag, and Bidean nam Bian and its related summits, Buchaille Etive Mor, Beinn Udlaidh and outlying peaks in Glen Coe as are the crags on Stob Coire an Laoigh and Mullach nan Coirean. With colour photography throughout and information on interpreting avalanche forecasts, as well as a section on judging which crags will be in good condition, will make this guide essential for all winter climbers.

The Engineering Approach to Winter Sports (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Francesco Braghin, Federico Cheli, Stefano Maldifassi,... The Engineering Approach to Winter Sports (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Francesco Braghin, Federico Cheli, Stefano Maldifassi, Stefano Melzi, Edoardo Sabbioni
R3,862 R1,609 Discovery Miles 16 090 Save R2,253 (58%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Engineering Approach to Winter Sports presents the state-of-the-art research in the field of winter sports in a harmonized and comprehensive way for a diverse audience of engineers, equipment and facilities designers, and materials scientists. The book examines the physics and chemistry of snow and ice with particular focus on the interaction (friction) between sports equipment and snow/ice, how it is influenced by environmental factors, such as temperature and pressure, as well as by contaminants and how it can be modified through the use of ski waxes or the microtextures of blades or ski soles. The authors also cover, in turn, the different disciplines in winter sports: skiing (both alpine and cross country), skating and jumping, bob sledding and skeleton, hockey and curling, with attention given to both equipment design and on the simulation of gesture and track optimization.

Scenic Playground - The Story Behind Mountain Tourism in New Zealand (Hardcover): Peter Alsop, Lee Davidson, Dave Bamford Scenic Playground - The Story Behind Mountain Tourism in New Zealand (Hardcover)
Peter Alsop, Lee Davidson, Dave Bamford
R1,649 R1,189 Discovery Miles 11 890 Save R460 (28%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This lavish book explores the story behind the promotion of New Zealand's mountains - through posters, advertisements, hand-coloured photos and more. It explains how the country built its reputation as an alpine playground and, alongside, how mountains became central to belonging to Aotearoa.

Skiing into the Bright Open - My Solo Journey to the South Pole (Paperback): Liv Arnesen Skiing into the Bright Open - My Solo Journey to the South Pole (Paperback)
Liv Arnesen; Translated by Roland Huntford
R471 R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Save R78 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The first woman to ski solo to the South Pole tells the story of what it took to get there At home in Norway it is eight o'clock on Christmas Eve night, but ahead, at the Amundsen-Scott base that has been visible for hours, it is already early in the morning of Christmas Day when Liv Arnesen, after skiing solo for 745 miles in fifty days, finally arrives. She had been dreaming of the South Pole for most of her forty-one years, and now, even in her joy at having reached her goal in December 1994, she has to ask herself: what took you so long? In Skiing into the Bright Open Arnesen describes the exhausting, exhilarating experience of being the first known woman to ski unsupported to the South Pole. She also answers her own question, framing her account of her historic expedition with her longtime struggle to find the freedom and confidence to follow her dreams into uncharted territory. From her childhood in Norway to the seasons she spent working as a guide on Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, Arnesen courted the cold, and her memoir reflects the knowledge and passion for Arctic and Antarctic exploration that grew with her adventures in the wintry reaches of Norway and beyond. Tracing her path from the heroic stories of explorers like Fridtjof Nansen and Ernest Shackleton to her own crossing of the Greenland Ice Cap in 1992, Arnesen credits the inspiring feats of those who preceded her but also describes the obstacles-including niggling self-doubt-that tradition, convention, and downright prejudice put in her way as she endeavored to find the support and sponsorship granted to men in her field. A tale of solitary adventure in the bleak and beautiful bone-chilling cold of Antarctica, Skiing into the Bright Open tells a story of gritty determination, thrilling achievement, and perseverance in the face of near despair and daunting odds; it is, ultimately, an object lesson in the power of a dream if one is willing to pursue it to the ends of the earth.

Jumper - Flying in the Heartland (Hardcover): Cooper Dodds Jumper - Flying in the Heartland (Hardcover)
Cooper Dodds; Contributions by Peter Geye
R821 Discovery Miles 8 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For two weeks every winter, a rarefied group of ski jumpers travel the Midwest competing in a Five Hills Tournament across some of America's most notable ski jumps. Thousands of fans pack local ski clubs to witness competitors launch themselves from the large towers that rise menacingly above the flat Midwest landscape. A ski jumper himself, Cooper Dodds' color photographs highlight a Nordic tradition transplanted in middle America and sustained through extensive volunteer support and young athletes obsessed with the art of flying.

Black Ice - The memoir of a soldier, double amputee and world champion (Hardcover): Corie Mapp Black Ice - The memoir of a soldier, double amputee and world champion (Hardcover)
Corie Mapp; Preface by Les Ferdinand MBE; Foreword by Sir Hugh Robertson KCMG PC DL
R390 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R63 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

On 31st January 2010, Trooper Corie Mapp of The Life Guards was driving his armoured vehicle on combat operations in Afghanistan when it ran over an IED. The explosion that followed caused him massive injuries. But this was not the end of his active life but rather the beginning. The next thing Corie remembers was waking in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Selly Oak, Birmingham, not realising that he was a double amputee. Two months later, and having made an almost miraculous against-the-odds recovery, Corie was back with his regiment in Windsor, and continued to serve until 2013. Sport was an important part of Corie's life before the explosion and a vital one after. In rehabilitation, he rediscovered his sporting skills, and competed successful in disabled cricket at a national level, and was a member of Team GB for sitting volley ball and athletics at the Warrior and the Invictus Games. However, when he was offered the chance to bobsleigh, his horizons widened considerably. After just one year of training, in 2014 Corie won gold in the inaugural Para Bobsleigh World Cup competition in St Moritz, was second overall in the World Cup 2014/15 season and became the overall World Cup champion in 2018. In the 2021-22 season, he will continue to train and compete at the highest levels in North America and Europe. On the international bobsleigh circuit he is affectionately known 'Black Ice'. This book is Corie Mapp's remarkable story of triumph over adversity.

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