The Sports Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409350339

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 456

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The ultimate armchair companion to over 200 sports The Sports Book, 4th Edition, is the ultimate guide to games, fit for everyone still buzzing from 2012, the amazing year of sport. This new edition presents fully up-to-date information covering all sorts of sports, from equestrian sports, athletics and gymnastics to winter sports and extreme sports. Check out the rules, history, players and events for over 200 of the world's greatest sports such as football, cricket, basketball and golf. Stay ahead of the curve with this amazing sports source with the latest facts and statistics, including updated world and Olympic records from leading experts and sports governing bodies around the globe. You'll also learn the techniques and tactics of the world's best competitors. Plus, all the additional sports featured in the 2012 Olympic Games are included, with an overview of the upcoming games in Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016. The Sports Book, 4th Edition (previous ISBN: 9781405367417) is perfect for sports buffs needing an ultimate quick-reference guide or anyone keen for more information on sports, from the most common to the more obscure.
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Educator's Activity Book about Bats

Author: Merlin D. Tuttle,Bat Conservation International

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292708334

Category: Nature

Page: 62

View: 9799

Primarily for ages 4-10, this book includes 18 games, craft projects, and many more fun activities that enable children to learn the facts about bats before negative stereotypes become established. Background information for teachers is included.
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FAST Balls

Author: Tara Lain

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1635334748

Category: Fiction

Page: 153

View: 3110

Firefighter, surfer, and nude model Jerry realizes it isn’t hate driving Mick’s homophobic teasing, but a painful past. When Mick admits feelings for Jerry, his preacher father might kill them both.
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On the Field with...Derek Jeter

Author: Matt Christopher

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316094137

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 300

View: 6453

The number one sports writer for kids discusses the personal life and baseball career of Derek Jeter, the young man from Michigan who achieved his dream to play shortstop for the New York Yankees. Includes career highlights and player's stats. Illustrations.
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The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes

Author: Clifton Fadiman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316084727

Category: Fiction

Page: 784

View: 5399

A book compiled of anecdotes from other collections, arranged under the name of the person they're about.
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3 Vs. 3 Soccer

How to Bring Home the Gold

Author: William J. Linkous III

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147712120X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 110

View: 3795

Discover the secrets that take a skilled small-sided soccer team to the championship level. This book will give you the strategies and plays to take home a championship trophy in small-sided soccer. Learn the philosophy, positioning, and mindset necessary to win at all levels. You will want to keep this book in your soccer bag, and refer to it again and again. This book will allow you to discover: Why skills alone are not enough to guarantee success at three versus three soccer. The single most important aspect of a short sided soccer game. Trick plays and strategies that could win your team the championship game. The mindset necessary to win playoff games. Proper offensive and defensive positioning and execution. In bounds plays and strategies that protect the ball from the other team. The most important soccer skills necessary to play and win short sided soccer. William Linkous has been a soccer player for over thirty-five years, and has played at all levels of amateur soccer. Bills teams have won countless amateur soccer championships. He played high school soccer in the Atlanta area, and played college soccer for Roanoke College in Virginia. He played extensive three versus three soccer during the time period from 1997 to 2011 in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Colorado. His teams won numerous local, regional, and national events in those states. During the time period from 1999 to 2011, his teams won four national championships, took second place nationally twice, took third place nationally twice, and fifth place nationally once. This guide will put your team on the path to a championship in short sided soccer. Start your teams success today!
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If These Walls Could Talk: Los Angeles Dodgers

Stories from the Los Angeles Dodgers Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box

Author: Houston Mitchell

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1623688434

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 9719

Since moving from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1958, the Dodgers have had an eventful—and frequently successful—history. From playing in the 100,000-seat Coliseum to five World Series titles, from Fernandomania to Mannywood, and from Sandy Koufax to Clayton Kershaw, the Boys in Blue have long been a team to watch. This history of the Dodgers provides a closer look at the great moments and the lowlights that have made them one of the seminal teams in the major leagues. Through multiple interviews conducted with current and former players, readers will meet the athletes, coaches, and management and share in their moments of triumph and defeat. The author recalls key moments in Dodgers history such as the building and breakup of the Garvey-Lopes-Russell-Cey infield, the sad decline of Steve Howe, the amazing comeback at the tail-end of the 1980 season, and the Frank McCourt saga. If These Walls Could Talk: Los Angeles Dodgers brings the storied history of the team come to life.
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The Book of Fun Ball 2010 A.D.D.B.

Evolve or Perish

Author: Bobby Herodes

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452024898

Category: Education

Page: 70

View: 8231

Culmination of my 22 years of teaching Physical education after creating the greatest game on earth...Fun Ball. A revolutionary look at how the game of dodgeball after becoming extinct in the public school realm, only to have it evolve into Fun Ball, with the help on my thousands of students that i have worked with during my teaching career. Book is a must have for any gym teacher along with the website being constructed...The United States Fun Ball Association
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Playing Hard Ball

County Cricket and Big League Baseball

Author: E.T. Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349140952

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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PLAYING HARD BALL is a unique sports book, a cultural comparison of two national games - cricket, English in origin and American baseball - written from the viewpoint of a top-class practitioner of both codes. Ed Smith - the young Cambridge University and Kent batsman - has spent the winters since 1998 in Spring Training with the New York Mets baseball team. It has enabled Ed to contrast and compare arguably the two most iconic of sports from the inside. In fact, baseball had a thriving following in Britain until the Great War: Derby County's former stadium was called the Baseball Ground; Tottenham Hotspur was at first a baseball club. Apart from learning two very different techniques, Ed learned that the sports' ultimate heroes, the Babe and the Don - Babe Ruth and Don Bradman - might as well have come from different planets, whilst baseball's pristine Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is a far cry from the ramshackle cricket museum at Lord's. Ed Smith's PLAYING HARD BALL draws on these intriguing comparisons to paint a two-sided portrait of sports most illustrous 'hitting games'.
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"Then Roy Said to Mickey. . ."

The Best Yankees Stories Ever Told

Author: Roy White,Darrell Berger

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1617490059

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Written for every sports fan who follows the Yankees, this account goes behind the scenes to peek into the private world of the players, coaches, and decision makers—all while eavesdropping on their personal conversations. From the New York locker room to the field, the book includes stories from Roy White about Bucky Dent, Mickey Mantel, Billy Martin, Joe Pepitone, and Mickey Rivers, among others, allowing readers to relive the highlights and the celebrations.
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Giant Splash

Bondsian Blasts, World Series Parades, and Other Thrilling Moments by the Bay

Author: Andrew delete Baggarly

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633191702

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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Celebrate the golden age of San Francisco Giants baseball with Giant Splash, a firsthand account by Giants beat reporter and best-selling author Andrew Baggarly. Since the team moved to the shores of McCovey Cove in 2000, Giants fans have been thrilled by iconic players, historic moments, and heroic performances—not to mention three World Series championships. Giant Splash takes readers onto the field and inside the clubhouse for every unforgettable moment: Barry Bonds' record-setting home runs, Tim Lincecum's no-hitter, Matt Cain's perfect game, Travis Ishikawa's walk-off pennant winner, and many more.
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There Are Two Errors in the the Title of This Book, Revised and Expanded (Again)

A Sourcebook of Philosophical Puzzles, Problems, and Paradoxes

Author: Robert M. Martin

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1460402049

Category: Philosophy

Page: 350

View: 538

As this book richly and entertainingly demonstrates, philosophy is as much the search for the right questions as it is the search for the right answers. Robert M. Martin’s popular collection of philosophical puzzles, paradoxes, jokes, and anecdotes is updated and expanded in this third edition, with dozens of new entries.
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Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant - E-Book

Author: Gary A. Shankman,Robert C. Manske

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291597

Category: Medical

Page: 536

View: 6561

Designed to meet the unique needs of physical therapist assistants, Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant, 3rd Edition focuses on critical thinking and helps you apply fundamental orthopedic principles in physical therapy interventions. Clear explanations cover basic concepts such as the PTA's role in physical assessment of flexibility, strength, endurance, and balance, along with the specifics of tissue healing; medications; gait and joint mobilization; and an introduction to biomechanics. It also describes the application of therapeutic interventions for many orthopedic conditions by region and affliction. Edited by two experienced clinicians, Gary A. Shankman and Robert C. Manske, and written by contributors who are experts in their respective fields, this is your one-stop source for PTA practice in orthopedics.
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The Mathematics of Projectiles in Sport

Author: Neville de Mestre,Neville DeMestre

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521398572

Category: Mathematics

Page: 175

View: 2602

Of considerable interest to applied mathematicians as well as sporting enthusiasts is the mathematical theory underlying the many sporting activities documented here, ranging from the high jump to frisbees and soccer to table tennis.
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Be the Ball

A Golf Instruction Book for the Mind

Author: Charlie Jones,Kim Doren

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740786709

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 9656

Chevy Chase's infamous speech from the movie Caddyshack provides the perfect title for this book, which deals with the mental side of golf. Be the Ball includes interviews with more than 100 professional and amateur golfers and instructors -- each telling readers how they, too, can reach this higher state of control. Some of the biggest names in golf offer their unique tips, philosophy, and thoughts on becoming the very best golfer in the world.
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The Natural

A Novel

Author: Bernard Malamud

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 146680503X

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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Introduction by Kevin Baker The Natural, Bernard Malamud's first novel, published in 1952, is also the first—and some would say still the best—novel ever written about baseball. In it Malamud, usually appreciated for his unerring portrayals of postwar Jewish life, took on very different material—the story of a superbly gifted "natural" at play in the fields of the old daylight baseball era—and invested it with the hardscrabble poetry, at once grand and altogether believable, that runs through all his best work. Four decades later, Alfred Kazin's comment still holds true: "Malamud has done something which—now that he has done it!—looks as if we have been waiting for it all our lives. He has really raised the whole passion and craziness and fanaticism of baseball as a popular spectacle to its ordained place in mythology."
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Raising Talent - How to Fast-Track Potential into Performance

Author: Tim Goodenough,Michael Cooper

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 0143529676

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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High performance in general, and in sport in particular, is becoming more and more competitive. Today's parents and the coaches of talented youngsters face many challenges. They know intuitively that they need to do something to help their children achieve their full potential - but what is that something? Executive coaches Tim Goodenough and Michael Cooper are highly experienced at working with people who want to develop that elusive balance between work and life, while at the same time trying to develop their potential to get the most out of both. They also work in the world of high performance sport. In Raising Talent they set about discovering, understanding and learning what the key dynamics and challenges are for developing talent, especially that of children. As their thinking became sharper and their principles better defined, several models and techniques emerged and this book explains their context and how they may apply in your home. They provide an accessible and quality self-coaching programme and a solid foundation of high performance theory for fast-tracking development. This unique system of accelerating performance means that the hard-working individual now has access to many of the mental coaching techniques and benefits that normally only a highly skilled professional would be able to provide. Although aimed at parents more than any other group, the principles and techniques in Raising Talent can be applied to the development of performance, regardless of the level of talent, at any age. In fact, these same models and principles have been successfully used to accelerate the performance of Olympians, executives, international athletes and performers in multiple sports and contexts - as well as to develop Tim's karaoke singing ...
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Dear Diary, I'm in Love

Short Stories

Author: John A. Broussard

Publisher: Bitingduck Press LLC

ISBN: 1932482458

Category: Electronic books

Page: 220

View: 8683

June 1 I doubt that I would be starting this diary if it werenOCOt for laptops. I had a maiden aunt who gave me a pretty, red, imitation-leather notebook with OC My DiaryOCO embossed in gold on the cover. She said every girl should start one at age eleven. If I remember right, I wrote the date on the first page and immediately lost the book. IOCOm not too likely to lose this laptop, since itOCOs my bread and butter. And, because I regularly send my programming back to the office, IOCOll be uploading these words to my own personal files back there OCo encrypted, of course. Ah, the joys of modern technology.The only tradition IOCOm going to adhere to is in treating you like a person, Dear Diary. So let me tell you who I am before I start telling you all my secrets. IOCOm Elizabeth Axelrood, better known as Liz to all my friends. IOCOm now all of twenty-five, a business success and, while not a personal winner, at least I wouldnOCOt classify myself as a loser in that respect, either. I majored in psychology in college, and my mom and dad assumed IOCOd go on in that field, but computers fascinated me. Much against the wishes of my folks, I quit before graduation and went into programming. ThatOCOs how I met my ex-husband. We started our own company, Ax-cell Learning Inc., got into educational software on the ground floor, and have been running to stay ahead of demand ever since. Now, I suppose you want to know about Gordon Axelrood, and what happened between us.... Thirty-five short stories about love, romance and relationships by John Broussard. Boson Books also offers several mysteries by John Broussard. Visit our fiction page. For an author bio, photo, and a sample read visit www.bosonbooks.com."
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If These Walls Could Talk: New York Yankees

Stories from the New York Yankees Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box

Author: Jim Kaat

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1633192032

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 3391

The New York Yankees are one of baseball's most iconic franchises and as much a part of New York as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. From Joe DiMaggio and Derek Jeter to Babe Ruth and Masahiro Tanaka, from Hall of Famers to rookie busts, the Yankees are baseball's most beloved franchise. Jim Kaat, who has the unique experience of playing for the Yankees as well as calling games for them in the booth, had a prime seat to watch it all unfold. In this book, Kaat and Greg Jennnings provide a closer look at the great moments and the lowlights that have made the Yankees one of baseball's keystone teams. Through the words of the players, via multiple interviews conducted with current and past Yankees, readers will meet the players, coaches, and management and share in their moments of greatness and defeat. Readers will find access to the clubhouse as Kaat recounts moments such as Jeter's last contest at Yankee Stadium; David Wells' perfect game; and the elation of the 1996, 1998, 1999, and 2000 World Series championships. It is a book that New York baseball fans will not want to be without.
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