Sport & Recreation (181)

The Adidas Archive

ISBN: 9783836571951

Author: Christian Habermeier    Publisher: Taschen

100 years ago the brothers Adolf ("Adi") and Rudolf Dassler made their first pair of sports shoes. Hundreds of groundbreaking designs, epic moments, and star-st...


100 years ago the brothers Adolf ("Adi") and Rudolf Dassler made their first pair of sports shoes. Hundreds of groundbreaking designs, epic moments, and star-studded collabs later, this book presents the first visual review of the adidas shoe through more than 350 models including never-before-seen prototypes and one-of-a-kind originals. To further develop and tailor his products to athletes’ specific needs, Dassler asked them to return their worn footwear when no longer needed, with all the shoes eventually ending up in his attic (to this day, many athletes return their shoes to adidas, often as a thank you after winning a title or breaking a world record). This collection now makes up the "adidas archive", one of the largest, if not the largest archive of any sports goods manufacturer in the world—which photographers Christian Habermeier and Sebastian Jäger have been visually documenting in extreme detail for years. Shot using the highest reproduction techniques, these images reveal the fine details as much as the stains, the tears, the repair tape, the grass smudges, the faded autographs. It’s all here, unmanipulated and captured in extremely high resolution—and with it comes to light the personal stories of each individual wearer. We encounter the shoes worn by West Germany’s football team during its “miraculous” 1954 World Cup win and those worn by Kathrine Switzer when she ran the Boston Marathon in 1967, before women were officially allowed to compete; custom models for stars from Madonna to Lionel Messi; collabs with the likes of Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Raf Simons, Stella McCartney, Parley for the Oceans or Yohji Yamamoto; as well as the brand’s trailblazing techniques and materials, like its pioneering use of plastic waste that is intercepted from beaches and coastal communities. Accompanied by a foreword by designer Jacques Chassaing and expert texts, each picture tells us the why and the how, but also conveys the driving force behind adidas. What we discover goes beyond mere design; in the end, these are just shoes, worn out by their users who have loved them—but they are also first-hand witnesses of our sports, design, and culture history, from the beginnings of the Dassler brothers and the founding of adidas until today.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 644


Dimensions: 318 x 296 x 50 mm


Publication Date: 25-09-2020


$340.00
Cliffhanger

ISBN: 9783899559965

Author: Julie Ellison    Publisher: Gestalten

Journey upwards with Cliffhanger, a dizzyingly beautiful presentation of the people and places that make up the world of climbing. Climbing has recently explode...


Journey upwards with Cliffhanger, a dizzyingly beautiful presentation of the people and places that make up the world of climbing. Climbing has recently exploded as a global phenomenon, thanks to a plethora of dedicated gyms springing up and media coverage that has had a wide reach. Using breathtaking imagery and in-depth stories, Cliffhanger gives you a complete look at the world of this outdoor pursuit--both as a sport and a lifestyle--by highlighting the people, places, history, and culture that make the activity so fascinating. Whether you've been doing it for a long time or have never climbed in your life, this book will make your palms sweat and your heart race. WHAT TO EXPECT - A book encapsulating a golden moment in climbing, with the activity enjoying peak popularity - Inspiration for long-term climbing fans, beginners, and outdoor enthusiasts seeking to conquer new summits - A mix of detailed illustrations, photographs, personal stories, and tips


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


$120.00
Return to Rugby Land

ISBN: 9789551723446

Author: David Scott    Publisher: David Scott

After a forty year voluntary exile, an expatriate kiwi returns to New Zealand to travel around while reporting on the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Return To Rugby Land...


After a forty year voluntary exile, an expatriate kiwi returns to New Zealand to travel around while reporting on the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Return To Rugby Land is a challenging and provocative social commentary encompassing more than just the games or scenery. Scott explores sport's place in society, along with the myths, psyche and anxieties of a small nation. While questioning comfortable shibboleths, including about Maori and women, his personal account offers heartfelt insights and a broad understanding of New Zealand inextricably linked to the omnipresent game of rugby.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 269


Dimensions: 138 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-12-2019


$24.00
The Feather Benders Flytying Techniques

ISBN: 9781910723944

Author: Barry Ord Clarke    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

This is a ground-breaking fly tying book. It is the first to have a QR code/YouTube Link for every single pattern demonstrated. You can now watch the whole proc...


This is a ground-breaking fly tying book. It is the first to have a QR code/YouTube Link for every single pattern demonstrated. You can now watch the whole process online then turn to the matching chapter in the book to find the recipe and follow all the step-by-step instructions so that you can tie your own fly in your own time. It has an online link with the author - expert tyer Barry Ord Clarke - who you can contact direct if you run into any difficulties. He will respond to all questions. The book's focus is on techniques: world-class fly tyer Ord Clarke demonstrates with crystal-clear photographs his own takes on how to tie your own excellent flies- simply and quickly!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 216 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 05-09-2019


$69.99
Surf Like A Girl

ISBN: 9783791385952

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Whether they’re threading a barrel or shredding a swell, these amazing women are making enormous waves in the world of surfing. If you thought surfing was a m...


Whether they’re threading a barrel or shredding a swell, these amazing women are making enormous waves in the world of surfing. If you thought surfing was a male-dominated sport, think again. The thirty women surfers profiled in this thrilling collection can rip a wave with the best of them. Hailing from all over the world, each surfer is featured in spectacular photography and with their own inspirational words. There’s American professional surfer Lindsay Steinriede on how her father’s death has inspired her career; French board shaper Valerie Duprat on how she got her start “sculpting foam”; Conchita Rossler, founder of Mooana Retreat in Portugal, on connecting mind, body, and spirit; and activist Leah Dawson on empowering women. You’ll also meet surfers who are over sixty, who surf while pregnant, who captain boats, teach yoga, and make movies. Breathtaking photography captures these women from every angle, on and off the waves, in some of the world’s most visually stunning locations. The perfect gift for surfing enthusiasts, this unique compilation of stunning pictures and hard-won wisdom proves that the thrill of catching a wave, riding it, and kicking out belongs to everyone.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 16-09-2019


$100.00
Falconry Basics

ISBN: 9781846893025

Author: Tony Hall    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Falconry is an ancient and noble art, still practiced today by falconers throughout the world. While, these days, falconry birds are specially bred in captivity...


Falconry is an ancient and noble art, still practiced today by falconers throughout the world. While, these days, falconry birds are specially bred in captivity, they are still wild, independent animals and owning and training them requires the right knowledge and skills. Falconry Basics is designed to provide those new to falconry with the essential information they need, including the basics of types of birds and their individual characteristics; acquiring the proper equipment; how best to care for and maintain healthy birds, and all aspects of training, flying and hunting. Accompanied by diagrams, line drawings and photographs throughout, and with additional material, such as a glossary of falconry terms, this newly revised and updated edition offers a comprehensive, practical guide for a whole new generation of falconers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2019


$59.99
Outdoor Survival Manual

ISBN: 9781497100602

Author: Garth Hattingh    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Outdoor Survival Manual is the must-have guide to educate hikers, Scouts, survivalists, outdoor enthusiasts, and adventure travelers on how to handle and surviv...


Outdoor Survival Manual is the must-have guide to educate hikers, Scouts, survivalists, outdoor enthusiasts, and adventure travelers on how to handle and survive a wide variety of emergency situations, treat injuries, and resolve mishaps and accidents. From medical advice and map reading to river crossings and what to do in a shipwreck, this manual will arm you with essential knowledge, so you'll know what to do and how to survive when everything goes wrong.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 144 x 175 mm


$34.99
Play Your Way to Good Manners

ISBN: 9781621871859

Author: Kate Naito    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Discover effective strategies for teaching dogs impulse control, obedience, polite leash walking and more. Play Your Way To Good Manners draws from techniques u...


Discover effective strategies for teaching dogs impulse control, obedience, polite leash walking and more. Play Your Way To Good Manners draws from techniques used in canine sports and applies them to a positive-reinforcement manners training program with 80 cool tricks, exciting sports moves, and interactive games.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 16-09-2019


$39.99
How to Look Cool Whilst Learning Polo

ISBN: 9781846892431

Author: Steve Thompson    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

How to Look Cool Whilst Learning Polo takes a very modern approach to the traditional game of polo. The author, Steve Thompson, is a veteran polo instructor and...


How to Look Cool Whilst Learning Polo takes a very modern approach to the traditional game of polo. The author, Steve Thompson, is a veteran polo instructor and professional player with over twenty years of teaching experience across the globe. This book is a culmination of his teaching and playing experience over two decades in the sport. More than just a technical ‘how-to’ guide, it provides everything you need to go from zero to hero on the polo field, and more importantly — make sure you look cool whilst doing it! Followed correctly, this book can save a lot of pain, frustration and a significant amount of cash by teaching an aspiring player how to function correctly from the very start. Becoming a polo player is just like building a house: only when there is a true and solid foundation can you begin to layer the storeys on top. Definitive guide to learning polo Highly entertaining and immensely informative Strips away the intimidation of polo and replaces with light-hearted fun, and all in a factual, technical approach Designed to take the complete beginner to polo through all the stages necessary to become an effective team player Written by Steve Thompson, veteran polo instructor and professional player THE AUTHOR Steve Thompson passion for horses began before polo, in the eventing world and many of his teaching theories stem from that. Horses and polo are his vocation and his career began training polo ponies. The author is now a veteran polo instructor and professional player with over twenty years of teaching experience worldwide.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 300


Dimensions: 228 x 300 x 12 mm


$59.99
Unlimited Overs

ISBN: 9781846892929

Author: Roger Morgan-Grenville    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

As Roger Morgan-Grenville prepares for a new season with the White Hunter Cricket Club, he is starting to feel his age, so he embarks on a secret plan of coachi...


As Roger Morgan-Grenville prepares for a new season with the White Hunter Cricket Club, he is starting to feel his age, so he embarks on a secret plan of coaching, yoga and psychology to improve his game. Will he emerge as a sporting demi-god, or will his team-mates even notice the difference? This is the humorous and heartwarming story of that cricket season, as the White Hunters go from disaster to triumph. It is a tale of competitiveness, suspense, excellence, hospitality and incompetence, such as the missing fielder found asleep in the woods and the two opening bowlers whose MG Roadster breaks down on the way to the game. From the Castle Ground at Arundel to a field next to a nudist camp in France, players such as the Tree Hugger, the Gun Runner, and their wicket-keeper, the Human Sieve, share the dream that this might be their day. Above all, it is the uplifting story of friendship among a team of not-very-good players who find enough moments of near brilliance to remind them why they love the game of cricket.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2019


$38.99
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