'Magnificent... Freakonomics for football' - Guardian This is the revised and expanded 5th edition of the international bestseller about why Spain, Germany and Brazil win, and why the USA, Japan, Australia - and even Iraq - are destined to become the kings of the world's most popular sport... read more
The author, recovering from an operation to fit him with a titanium hip joint, sets out to catch a tube. This is no London Underground train, but rather that evanescent space, inside the unfolding wave, of which the surfer's dreams are made. The ultimate experience for the surfer is t... read more
THE SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR Daily MailAs a young boy of eight, Jonny Bairstow was dealt a cruel blow. His father David 'Bluey' Bairstow, the combative and very popular wicketkeeper and captain of Yorkshire, took his own life at the age of forty-six. David left behind Jonny, Jonny's sis... read more
Cyclocross is no longer cycling's hidden gem. Its rapid growth in the USA and UK means this intense and dramatic sport is exploding into the mainstream. With a season running from September to February, cyclocross is cycling's only purely ... read more
NZ Surf: The Collection is a surfing book that any Kiwi who sets foot on fibreglass will identify with and want. The surf stoked grom, the corporate cruiser, the hipster long boarder. This publication will become an instant surfer and surf collectors `must have' because of its variety, depth and coverage of our surfing lifestyle.
From the drama of Shipsterns to the cyclonic fury of an east coast low; sunrise at Cloudbreak and rainbows at Teahupo'o, this is an awe-inspiring collection of award-winning photographs showcasing all the energy, beauty and drama of the ocean. It reveals surfers like Gilmore, Florence,... read more
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Skateboarding legend Jay Adams s sudden and unexpected death at the age of fifty-three shocked the world. Media outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, the Hollywood Reporter, ESPN, MTV, the Telegraph, and People magazine to name only a few, ... read more
Folk tales of the Shaolin Temple depict warrior monks with superhuman abilities. Today, dozens of East Asian fighting styles trace their roots back to the Buddhist brawlers of Shaolin, although any quest for the tru... read more
The New Zealand Cricket Almanack is the cricket lover's bible and is regarded worldwide as one of the finest books of its kind. The 69th edition contains all the details of another full year of cricket at all levels, including extensive coverage of all the Black Caps' and White Fe... read more
Keep track of every stage of the world's most famous cycling race with this illustrated journal and notebook. This is a complete guide to every aspect of Le Tour, from who wears the polka-dot jersey and why the route changes each year, to how team tactics work and what the riders eat and wear on the b... read more
Chapters are broken down by meal, but also include sections on hydration, supplements, gut health, and weight loss-everything a cyclist needs to know to reach peak performance. The text includes recipes that will appeal to a wide range of people within the dietary spectrum, but without pontificating c... read more