Sport & Recreation (200)

Mischief in Greenland

ISBN: 9781909461246

Author: H. W. Tilman    Publisher: Lodestar Books

Only a man in the devil of a hurry would wish to fly to his mountains, forgoing the lingering pleasure and mounting excitement of a slow, arduous approach under...


Only a man in the devil of a hurry would wish to fly to his mountains, forgoing the lingering pleasure and mounting excitement of a slow, arduous approach under his own exertions. H.W. ‘Bill’ Tilman’s mountain travel philosophy, rooted in Africa and the Himalaya and further developed in his early sailing adventures in the southern hemisphere, was honed to perfection with his discovery of Greenland as the perfect sailing destination. His Arctic voyages in the pilot cutter Mischief proved no less challenging than his earlier southern voyages. The shorter elapsed time made it rather easier to find a crew but the absence of warm tropical passages meant that similar levels of hardship were simply compressed into a shorter timescale. First published fifty years before political correctness became an accepted rule, Mischief in Greenland is a treasure trove of Tilman’s observational wit. In this account of his first two West Greenland voyages, he pulls no punches with regard to the occasional failings, leaving the reader to seek out and discover the numerous achievements of these voyages. The highlight of the second voyage was the identification, surveying and successful first ascent of Mount Raleigh, first observed on the eastern coast of Baffin Island by the Elizabethan explorer John Davis in 1585. For the many sailors and climbers who have since followed his lead and ventured north into those waters, Tilman provides much practical advice, whether from his own observations or those of Davis and the inimitable Captain Lecky. Tilman’s typical gift of understatement belies his position as one of the greatest explorers and adventurers of the twentieth century.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 156 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2021


$36.00
Travels with My Nan

ISBN: 9781907206450

Author: Nick Imber    Publisher: Lodestar Books

I first met her in Tollesbury and immediately fell for her. She was an Essex girl through and through but not like all the others, although she was shallow. As ...


I first met her in Tollesbury and immediately fell for her. She was an Essex girl through and through but not like all the others, although she was shallow. As far as I could see then there were only two problems. There was a big age difference—fifty-five years. She was born in 1904 and I was ten back then in 1959. None of this mattered to me but the second problem would be trickier: my Dad loved her too. So begins Nick Imber’s affectionate account of his family’s love affair with the barge yacht Nan, who was to give so much pleasure to three generations, across twenty years from the 1950s to the 1970s. We share Nick’s childhood excitement on first encountering Nan, his teenage pride in skippering her for the very first time, and his quiet pleasure as his own children take to the water in her. Nan took good care of them all; whether exploring a peaceful East Coast river, braving a gale at sea, or drying out on an idyllic Devon beach, she demonstrates that the humble barge yacht has so much to offer the young sailing family.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 170


Dimensions: 156 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 28-01-2019


$45.00
Fishing Boats of Scotland

ISBN: 9781907206351

Authors: Gloria Wilson, Mike Smylie    Publisher: Lodestar Books

In four dozen meticulous, informative and annotated drawings Gloria Wilson has recorded, both afloat and ashore, the functional beauty of the fishing boat in bo...


In four dozen meticulous, informative and annotated drawings Gloria Wilson has recorded, both afloat and ashore, the functional beauty of the fishing boat in both timber and steel—mainly of north-east Scotland (with a few craft from Yorkshire, where the artist now lives). A number of vessels were victims of fisheries legislation which mandated not only their decommissioning, but their destruction. “Kipperman” Mike Smylie, co-founder of the 40+ Fishing Boat Association, editor of Fishing Boats, and champion of Britain’s fishing heritage, has contributed a Foreword. Gloria Wilson was born in Surrey but spent her childhood in the Yorkshire fishing village of Staithes. She studied at Durham University under Victor Pasmore and Kenneth Rowntree and gained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. She has written eight books on fishing craft of the British Isles, and has written extensively for maritime journals including Classic Boat, Fishing News, and Maritime Life and Traditions. Gloria lived in Scotland for some years, but now lives and works in the north-east of England.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 216 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2013


$45.00
Forthright & Steadfast

ISBN: 9781907206412

Author: Gloria Wilson    Publisher: Lodestar Books

Having recorded in pen and ink the Fishing Boats of Scotland which she loves, Gloria Wilson here focusses her attention on the Peterhead yard of Richard Irvin &...


Having recorded in pen and ink the Fishing Boats of Scotland which she loves, Gloria Wilson here focusses her attention on the Peterhead yard of Richard Irvin & Sons, and the wooden, cruiser sterned fishing boats for which it became renowned in the second half of the twentieth century. Almost one hundred of her own photographs accompany her account of the boats and the people who made up a distinctive and now disappearing maritime culture. As the naval architect and boatbuilder Paul Gartside writes in his Foreword: Gloria Wilson truly belongs in the tradition of the folklorists—individuals moved initially by the discovery of beauty in the commonplace who are then compelled to understand and record what they find… One hopes her example will spur others to similar effort, for the capturing of culture and local knowledge before it slips away is always a noble pursuit.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 138


Dimensions: 216 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 08-12-2017


$49.99
Remembering the Boats

ISBN: 9781907206474

Author: Gloria Wilson    Publisher: Lodestar Books

Fishing boats, particularly those along the eastern seaboard of Britain, from Whitby northwards, have always been fundamental to my existence writes Gloria Wils...


Fishing boats, particularly those along the eastern seaboard of Britain, from Whitby northwards, have always been fundamental to my existence writes Gloria Wilson in her Introduction. … I touch upon my own story, give some account of how I have arrived at the happy and somewhat unconformable circumstance of being a writer and illustrator within the commercial fishing and boat building communities. Nevertheless, the boats themselves form the mainstay, the connective narrative throughout the book… I have chosen those which, for me, are the most likeable and pleasing, predominantly the classic, cruiser-sterned wooden-hulled seine netters and dual-purpose craft which are splendid sea boats and have such beautiful hull forms. Gloria Wilson was born in Surrey but spent her childhood in the Yorkshire fishing village of Staithes. She studied at Durham University under Victor Pasmore and Kenneth Rowntree and gained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. This is her eleventh book on fishing craft of the British Isles, and she has written extensively for maritime journals including Classic Boat, Fishing News, and Maritime Life and Traditions. Gloria lived in Scotland for some years, but now lives and works in the north-east of England.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 140


Dimensions: 216 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 16-10-2019


$49.99
365 Ways To Go Wild

ISBN: 9781787836785

Author: Sam Lacey    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

EMBRACE YOUR INNER ADVENTURER EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR Dream. Explore. Discover. Take a leaf out of nature s book and unleash your wild side with this essential gu...


EMBRACE YOUR INNER ADVENTURER EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR Dream. Explore. Discover. Take a leaf out of nature s book and unleash your wild side with this essential guide. Packed with hundreds of exciting outdoor ideas and activities, from reading animal tracks to making your own campfire, this little book will guarantee lots of fun and adventure all year round.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 08-04-2021


$19.99
Wilderness Axe Skills and Campcraft

ISBN: 9780764361487

Author: Paul Kirtley    Publisher: Schiffer Books

An easily understandable guide to key skills for bushcrafters, campers, outdoors lovers, and anyone interested in wilderness living. Kirtley, one of the leading...


An easily understandable guide to key skills for bushcrafters, campers, outdoors lovers, and anyone interested in wilderness living. Kirtley, one of the leading bushcraft educators globally, teaches outdoor knowledge through courses, demonstrations, and more. This is his first book, distilling many years of outdoor experience and nearly two decades of teaching wilderness bushcraft skills. Clear and comprehensive chapters deliver wilderness axe skills and campcraft knowledge from start to finish. Youll begin with learning how to select the correct tools for the task, caring for the tools, then applying everyday axe techniques. Next, learn felling, limbing, and sectioning trees, followed by carving techniques and projects. Then Kirtley teaches campcraft projects large and small. Through detailed explanations and step-by-step photo sequences, you too will be able to develop effective and timesaving campcraft skills using materials freely available in the woods, including pot hangers, tripods, cranes, and a variety of group camp set-ups. An indispensable addition to any bushcraft, woodcraft camping, and outdoor library.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 216 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2021


$59.99
Bouldering : Climbing No Ropes Attached

ISBN: 9783899550245

Author: Bernd Zangerl    Publisher: Gestalten

Lift yourself into the world of bouldering and teach the body and mind new extremes. Bouldering goes beyond being just a pastime, it is a sense of community tha...


Lift yourself into the world of bouldering and teach the body and mind new extremes. Bouldering goes beyond being just a pastime, it is a sense of community that teaches you to challenge your physical and mental boundaries. Power, discipline, and pure focus that pushes you to new heights. Bouldern shows the different motifs behind bouldering and the inspirational figures of this high-performance sport. The joy of experimenting teaches perseverance and how to deal with failure, bouldering forces the body to new limits. Bernd Zangerl, known as the "naturalborn free-climber," guides this book through his expertise. Along with his bouldering colleagues, he shows the fascinating and challenging aspects of rock and indoor climbing and explains bouldering for every age.Experiencing bouldering through gripping photography and specialist knowledge, this book is both for newcomers and skilled individuals looking to reach new heights.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 232


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 09-02-2021


$120.00
Mediterranean Planet

ISBN: 9782490952106

Author: Laurent Ballesta    Publisher: Hemeria

The Mediterranean... Knowing that man has been traveling these waters for thousands of years, it's easy to imagine that the sea no longer holds any secrets. Kno...


The Mediterranean... Knowing that man has been traveling these waters for thousands of years, it's easy to imagine that the sea no longer holds any secrets. Knowing that it has been conquered and mistreated, easy to imagine that it's also been devastated. And yet, the Mediterranean remains a thriving body of water still waiting to be fully explored. Over its depths lie extensive and abundant territories that mankind has barely gotten to know: the coral reefs. These biodiversity 'hotspots' whose beauty rivals that of the reefs lie in the "twilight zone" between 60 and 120m (196 and 393 ft) below the surface, where less than 1% of light actually penetrates. Study, illustrate and expose the unfamiliar part of the teeming undersea life of the Mediterranean: such is the challenge undertaken by Laurent Ballesta, famous photographer, biologist and leader of expeditions. Mediterranean Planet forms a sequel to Laurent Ballesta's latest works: Secrets d'Oceans (Oceans' Secrets), Adelie Terre& Mer (Adelie Earth & Sea) and 700 requins dans la nuit (700 Sharks in the Dead of Night). It represents the accomplishment of his personal endeavors during the eponymous July 2019 expedition, while also providing closure to the more comprehensive effort underway in the Mediterranean. This publication is thus a compilation of the biologist-photographer's most spectacular shots from 2010 through the present day. Accompanied by minimal textual content, the photographs of rare creatures never before illustrated exhibiting unusual behavior tell the story with each page turned of natural history and lived history. From the extraordinary biodiversity of the coral reefs to the seascapes far beneath the surface, Laurent Ballesta has embarked on an excursion into these otherworldly ecosystems that actually exist on Earth and make up the Mediterranean Planet. This book also conforms with the longstanding tradition of works that pay tribute to the marine world by offering unique insights into an ecosystem that has not yet unveiled all its secrets. After several deep-sea diving expeditions spanning the globe under the "Gombessa" flag, the Gombessa V "Mediterranean Planet" campaign is Laurent's last at the helm. A World First, this expedition meant Laurent Ballesta and three other divers would cohabitate for 28 days inside a 5-m2 pressurized module designed for both saturation diving and deep sport diving, from Marseille to Bandol, Carqueiranne to Saint-Tropez, Sainte-Maxime to Antibes, and finally from Antibes to Monaco.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 300 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2020


$199.00
NES Omnibus : The Nintendo Entertainment System and its Games Vol 1 (A-L)

ISBN: 9780764360688

Author: Brett Weiss    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The NES Omnibus: The Nintendo Entertainment System and Its Games, Vol. 1 (A-L), covers the first half of the NES library in exhaustive and engaging detail. More...


The NES Omnibus: The Nintendo Entertainment System and Its Games, Vol. 1 (A-L), covers the first half of the NES library in exhaustive and engaging detail. More than 350 games are featured, including such iconic titles asCastlevania, Donkey Kong, Double Dragon, Duck Hunt, Final Fantasy, and The Legend of Zelda. Each game, whether obscure or mainstream, is given the spotlight. In addition to thorough gameplay descriptions, the book includes reviews, memories, historical data, quotes from vintage magazines, and, best of all, nostalgic stories about many of the games from programmers, authors, YouTube celebs, and other industry insiders. The book also features more than 2,000 full-color images, including box art, screenshots, and vintage ads.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 400


Dimensions: 228 x 304 mm


Publication Date: 28-11-2020


$115.00
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