Sport & Recreation (159)

Perfect Bowls

ISBN: 9781877252303

Authors: Hugh De Lacy, Peter Belliss    Publisher: Catching Pen Associates

Peter Bellis carved his name into lawn bowls legend with his famous "perfect bowl", the last chance come-from-behind toucher that won him the world singles titl...


Peter Bellis carved his name into lawn bowls legend with his famous "perfect bowl", the last chance come-from-behind toucher that won him the world singles title over local Scottich hero Willie Wood in Aberdeen. In Perfect Bowls Belliss expounds on the training, strategy and tactics that produced not only that incredible winning shot, but took him to further world titles in the pairs and triples. As resident professional at the Cabramatta club in Sydney, Australia, Belliss continues to reign as a giant in the world game. Still relatively young for a bowler, his best is perhaps yet to come. Revealing all the keys to Belliss's extraordinary success at the highest levels of the game, Perfect Bowls is a must for every bowler, regardless of age or ability.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 195


Dimensions: 180 x 245 mm


$29.95
Hammer Guns in Theory and Practice

ISBN: 9781910723258

Author: Diggory Hadoke    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

In terms of classic firearms, the Hammer gun is a relatively primitive, totally hand-built, unique, supremely elegant and satisfying work of art; but it also ha...


In terms of classic firearms, the Hammer gun is a relatively primitive, totally hand-built, unique, supremely elegant and satisfying work of art; but it also has some genuine advantages over all the expensive modern guns used today. Using hammer guns, explains Diggory, should not be seen as an affectation, for they remain the best guns ever made – and today they are still in many ways better than anything else available, if you apply yourself to their use and ownership in the right way. He writes: I believe that nothing made in the twentieth century compares favourably with the best hammer guns made by the real artisans of the British gun trade: made in the days before celebrity engravers signed their work or CNC machinery standardised every part. What I invariably pick up and take shooting is an 1870s under-lever hammer 12-bore.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 216 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2016


$89.99
Megan Boyd : The Story of a Salmon Flydresser

ISBN: 9781910723241

Author: Derek Mills & Jimmy Younger    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Megan Boyd is considered to be one of the world's finest salmon fly tyers and she is the subject of the US film 'Kiss the Water'. She was born in 1915, and was ...


Megan Boyd is considered to be one of the world's finest salmon fly tyers and she is the subject of the US film 'Kiss the Water'. She was born in 1915, and was bought up in the Highlands of Scotland where her father was a bailiff on the River Brora. She began taking flytying lessons at the age of twelve and soon gained a reputation for tying beautiful feather-wing flies which were extra-ordinarily durable and lasted many seasons. In 1935, at the age of twenty, Megan left home and moved into a small cottage near Brora where she lived without electricity or running water until the 1980s. Visiting anglers from all over the world who came to fish the Highland rivers for salmon would stop by her cottage to watch her tie flies and place orders.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2016


$59.99
Shotover Jet

ISBN: 9780473365493

Author: Jenny McLeod    Publisher: Shotover Jet

A fascinating insight into the story behind New Zealand's internationally renowned tourist jet boat venture which launched Queenstown's adventure tourism indust...


A fascinating insight into the story behind New Zealand's internationally renowned tourist jet boat venture which launched Queenstown's adventure tourism industry in 1965 and has thrilled over three million passengers in its first half century of operation. Jet boating arrived in New Zealand in the 1950s with the invention of the Hamilton jet unit by pioneer CWF (Bill) Hamilton. Tourism pioneers quickly identified the potential in Queenstown for commercial jet boating and in 1965 the Shotover Jet Boat Service Ltd was launched. During the following 50 years the trip through narrow and challenging Shotover Canyons has developed into a flagship New Zealand tourist activity - billed as the "world's most exciting jet boat ride". Shotover Jet has attracted many celebrities and received the royal stamp of approval and worldwide exposure when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge rode the canyons during their 2014 New Zealand tour. This book is more than just a story about a high profile tourist jet boat company - it is a captivating history reflecting the indomitable New Zealand pioneering spirit and early risk taking tourism entrepreneurs. Accompanied by superb historic and contemporary photographs Shotover Jet - The Story Of Queenstown's Adventure Tourism Pioneer captures one of the most exciting times in New Zealand's tourism history. www.shotoverjet.com


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 215 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2016


$39.99
Below Zero

ISBN: 9783899556780

Publisher: Gestalten

From dog sledding to ice fishing to waterfall climbing to bandy, countless possibilities await beyond the crowded ski slope and traditional winter activities. C...


From dog sledding to ice fishing to waterfall climbing to bandy, countless possibilities await beyond the crowded ski slope and traditional winter activities. Create the winter wonderland that you desire and crave. Colder temperatures invite a variety of unique ways to interact with nature. Dog sleighs and snowshoes facilitate movement across snowy plains for everyday icy life whilst ice motocross and figure skating provide a burst of adrenaline. Whether you are looking for a vacation spot where the sun shimmers off of a glittering frozen cliff or for an athletic alternative to the conventional ski slopes, Below Zero celebrates the search for cabins instead of offices and parkas instead of suit jackets. Through images of landscapes dusted in a powdery palette and depictions of cold weather athletics, any questions of what to do with a snow day are answered in Below Zero. This volume explores the brisk side of nature's beauty and the adventures that await when the mercury drops.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 06-09-2016


$120.00
Sporting Greats

ISBN: 9781849538619

Author: Richard Benson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

'I wouldn’t say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.' Brian Clough Sport is the stuff of high drama, big personalities and some v...


'I wouldn’t say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.' Brian Clough Sport is the stuff of high drama, big personalities and some very memorable quips. Over the years, players and coaches have captured exactly what it means to win, how it feels to lose and why we keep on watching. This collection of funny and thoughtful words from across the sporting spectrum is at the top of its game, and the perfect gift for every fan.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 13-06-2016


$17.99
Dive Atlas of the World

ISBN: 9781504800662

Author: Jack Jackson    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

The Dive Atlas of the World offers a global tour of dive sites, described and photographed by experts. From well-known classics to sites that have only recently...


The Dive Atlas of the World offers a global tour of dive sites, described and photographed by experts. From well-known classics to sites that have only recently been discovered, this global selection offers the discerning diver a feast of locations to choose from, including an expanded selection of Caribbean dive sites.Whether you favour muck diving and macro photography, wrecks, walls, reefs, caves, blue holes or the adrenaline rush of high-speed drift dive in a strong current (or all of these), you will find well-written, clearly mapped accounts of the top places where you can enjoy these dives.This book features contributions from local experts, leading writers and award-winning photographers such as Jack Jackson and Lawson Wood.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 300


Dimensions: 270 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 10-06-2016


$105.00
The Manual of Horsemanship

ISBN: 9781907279133

Publisher: The Pony Club

The Manual of Horsemanship is a complete basic guide to horsemanship and horse care, suitable for all ages and containing an amalgam of expert knowledge. Boasti...


The Manual of Horsemanship is a complete basic guide to horsemanship and horse care, suitable for all ages and containing an amalgam of expert knowledge. Boasting numerous improved, updated features and enjoying its biggest overhaul in a decade, the manual has been comprehensively revised with an exciting new format and design. This new edition has been brought up to date by members of the Training Committee of The Pony Club to include major updates to the Bridle, Bitting and Additional Saddlery, Shoeing and Worm Control chapters. With The Training Scale now included, along with an addition of an extensive glossary of terms, the chapters within the book have been re-arranged and grouped into three themed sections Part One: The Horse, Part Two: The Rider and Riding and Part Three: Saddlery and Lorinery, which makes reading the manual more logical. New photographs, charts and diagrams feature throughout


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 200 x 270 mm


$55.00
The Power of Coaching

ISBN: 9781910016107

Author: Islay Auty    Publisher: Kenilworth Press

This is an innovative book where the authors have comprehensively combined their expertise, to produce a thought-provoking approach to coaching. Merging the kno...


This is an innovative book where the authors have comprehensively combined their expertise, to produce a thought-provoking approach to coaching. Merging the knowledge of equestrian sport with commercial business management and coaching, the book invites the coach and learner to consider the joint responsibility involved in creating a secure learning experience. Exploring such subjects as: self awareness, emotional resilience, mindset affecting performance and self reflection, the authors encourage the reader to constantly move forward, adapt and be tenacious. Learning from the best and worst experiences to further self confidence and skill ability. The relationship with the horse being pivotal, the book invites the coach and learner to be the ‘best they can be.’ Components are discussed that ensure facilitation and achievement of your goals – whatever they might be. Innovative and inspirational guide for riders and coaches Easy to dip in and out of with checklists, hints and tips Illustrated throughout with colour diagrams and artistic images Includes case studies teaching the reader to learn from the best and worst experiences Foreword by Carl Hester MBE, winner of Team Gold @ 2012 London Olympics


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2016


$55.00
Wimps In Waders

ISBN: 9780473375447

Author: Tony Walsh    Publisher: Tony And Noreen Walsh

These angling stories will whet your appetite to be out on the river again. From one end of New Zealand to the other, these short chapters introduce the reader ...


These angling stories will whet your appetite to be out on the river again. From one end of New Zealand to the other, these short chapters introduce the reader to some of our country’s fabulous wild waters and the cunning brown and rainbow trout lurking in them. With beautiful photographs of New Zealand’s back country rivers this could almost be a travel book as much as a set of fishing yarns. As author Tony and his wife wander from one river to another you will be introduced to the wild, untamed beauty of our nation. You will experience Tony’s love of nature and the tranquillity of the back country rivers as much as the thrill of landing some of those big trout. Written by the author of The Black Singlet Brigade and Boots ’n’ All, Wimps in Waders is a book for any-one who enjoys a lazy afternoon on a riverbank as much as the adrenaline rush brought on by the hunt for that worthy adversary, New Zealand’s well-schooled trout. Experiences gained in 50 years of fishing make for an enthralling read as Tony grows from a tentative spin fisherman to a fully-fledged angler. A chance encounter with another river bed angler led to Tony’s introduction to the local fishing club and as he confesses his membership led to growth in his skills. This can be noted from the explanations of fishing techniques and fly tying guidelines found throughout the book. These short stories explore some of our relatively unknown streams and are beautifully illustrated with full colour photographs.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 28-10-2016


$30.00
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