Highs, Lows and Hypos

The Danny Sculthorpe Story

Author: Mike Appleton,Danny Sculthorpe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908847072


Page: 224

View: 6343


True Professional

The Clive Sullivan Story

Author: James Oddy

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 1785313576

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 233

View: 2327

True Professional tells the story of Clive Sullivan, who emerged from one of Cardiff's toughest neighbourhoods to become an icon of rugby league. Overcoming a major childhood injury and a car crash early in his career, he was a ruthless and thrilling presence on the wings of both Hull FC and Hull KR teams for over 20 years, scoring over 300 tries.The first-ever black Briton to captain a British sports team, Sullivan did so with great success, even lifting a World Cup and being awarded an MBE. He was loved by rugby league fans and revered following his untimely and tragic death. Yet the wider sporting public overlooked his achievements at the time and his name is rarely mentioned when discussing Britain's sporting greats. The book is a snapshot of the working class Northern towns that have long been the heartland of rugby league, and the communities that gave them their unique character. It is also a look at how Clive's career developed against the backdrop of a declining fishing industry, the lifeblood of the city of Hull.

Billy Slater Autobiography

Author: Billy Slater

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 0143782452

Category: Rugby League football

Page: 234

View: 5109

During a long and decorated career with the Melbourne Storm, Queensland and Australia, Billy Slater has forged a reputation as not merely one of rugby league's great full-backs, but as one of the best players in the game's long history. Slater's story is that of a young country recruit with superb natural talent who rose quickly to the top level playing with the Storm after just one pre-season in Melbourne and starring for Queensland during just his second season in the NRL. But inside the player who has scored so many audacious tries on the game's biggest stages is a fierce competitive drive and a relentless work ethic. One inherited from parents who worked multiple jobs to provide for their two children. From the northern Queensland town of Innisfail, Slater enjoyed the quintessential Queensland upbringing. His father was a local rugby league coach, one grandfather worked in the cane fields and another was a miner and a country and western singer. For a time horses rather than football were Slater's passion. He gave up rugby league for 18 months and worked as a track rider and stable hand for renowned trainer Gai Waterhouse in Sydney. But it was on the football field rather than the racetrack that Slater was always destined to make his name. Never the biggest or the strongest player as a junior, he worked harder than most to become an integral part of the Melbourne Storm and Queensland dynasties and an automatic selection in the national team. During his decorated career Slater has been confronted by the Melbourne Storm salary cap scandal, career-threatening injuries, the disappointment of lost grand finals, his early axing from the Queensland team, a game-losing mistake with the Kangaroos and accusations about his allegedly rough style of play. Slater has emerged not merely as a great of the game, but as an even more resilient character, a respected spokesman for his sport, a devoted husband and father and, in a moment of emotional vindication - a member of the Storm's defiant 2012 premiership team.

Plant Abiotic Stress

Author: Matthew A. Jenks,Paul M. Hasegawa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118764323

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 927

A fully revised review of the latest research in molecular basis of plant abiotic stress response and adaptation Abiotic stressors are non-living environmental stressors that can have a negative impact on a plants ability to grow and thrive in a given environment. Stressors can range from temperature stress (both extreme heat and extreme cold) water stress, aridity, salinity among others. This book explores the full gamut of plant abiotic stressors and plants molecular responses and adaptations to adverse environmental conditions. The new edition of Plant Abiotic Stress provides up-to-date coverage of the latest research advances in plant abiotic stress adaptation, with special emphasis on the associated and integrative aspects of physiology, signaling, and molecular-genetics. Since the last edition, major advances in whole genome analysis have revealed previously unknown linkages between genes, genomes, and phenotypes, and new biological and –omics approaches have elucidated previously unknown cellular mechanisms underlying stress tolerance. Chapters are organized by topic, but highlight processes that are integrative among diverse stress responses. As with the first edition, Plant Abiotic Stress will have broad appeal to scientists in fields of applied agriculture, ecology, plant sciences, and biology.

Standing Tall

Author: Andy Reid

Publisher: John Blake

ISBN: 9781782190646

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 207

View: 1166

At about 0600 hours on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 while leading a patrol in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Corporal Andy Reid, 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, was blown up by a Taliban improvised explosive device (IED). Airlifted back to the UK that evening to the specialist military wing of Selly Oak Hospital it was touch and go for a while. He had lost both legs, the left one above the knee, and his right arm. His left hand had the index finger almost completely removed. Yet he survived and on Remembrance Day 2009, less than a month after being blown up, was reunited with his patrol back in his home base in Warminster. From there he went on to have a pair of prosthetic limbs fitted at the Defence Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court. In 2010 he won the Sun Newspaper’s Military Award. In between times he has cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats, skydived, and made a number of appearances on behalf of service charities. In this book, Andy sets himself a simple aim: to tell his story. In fact he has not just one, but two stories to tell. The first is the story of Corporal Reid, Burma Company, 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment: Infantry Section Commander and then there is the story of Andy Reid, triple amputee skydiver, cyclist, and charity fund raiser, husband, and new father.

Simply the Best

The Inside Story of How Wigan Became Rugby League's Greatest Cup Team and Won Eight in a Row

Author: Frank Malley

Publisher: Pitch Publishing

ISBN: 1785313371

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 284

View: 9922

Simply The Best is the fascinating inside story of eight heady seasons when Wigan RLFC were undisputed kings of rugby league, going 43 consecutive Challenge Cup matches undefeated and winning a record eight Challenge Cup trophies in a row at Wembley. The secrets behind the signings of Martin Offiah, Frano Botica and Joe Lydon. The enigma that is Ellery Hanley. The emergence of rugby phenomenon Jason Robinson. The wit of master playmaker Andy Gregory. All are revealed, along with the fun, the egos, the fall-outs, the spectacular tries, the drinking, the sacking of head coach John Dorahy, the magic of John Monie and the local legend who is Shaun Edwards: the only man to play in all 43 of those cup games and whose feisty spirit personified a team of charisma and panache. Edwards lifted the first and last of those trophies as captain before the greatest rugby league cup run in history was derailed by a swirl of complacency and revenge. At its heart, Simply The Best is a story of hard men and extraordinary achievement.

Waterlogging Signalling and Tolerance in Plants

Author: Stefano Mancuso,Sergey Shabala

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642103056

Category: Science

Page: 294

View: 992

In the last half century, because of the raising world population and because of the many environmental issues posed by the industrialization, the amount of arable land per person has declined from 0.32 ha in 1961–1963 to 0.21 ha in 1997–1999 and is expected to drop further to 0.16 ha by 2030 and therefore is a severe menace to food security (FAO 2006). At the same time, about 12 million ha of irrigated land in the developing world has lost its productivity due to waterlogging and salinity. Waterlogging is a major problem for plant cultivation in many regions of the world. The reasons are in part due to climatic change that leads to the increased number of precipitations of great intensity, in part to land degradation. Considering India alone, the total area suffering from waterlogging is estimated to be about 3.3 million ha (Bhattacharya 1992), the major causes of waterlogging include super- ous irrigation supplies, seepage losses from canal, impeded sub-surface drainage, and lack of proper land development. In addition, many irrigated areas are s- jected to yield decline because of waterlogging due to inadequate drainage systems. Worldwide, it has been estimated that at least one-tenth of the irrigated cropland suffers from waterlogging.

From Saint to Shark

The Cliff Watson Story

Author: Cliff Watson,Tom Mather

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904091998


Page: 200

View: 9731


Daydream Believer

Author: Stanley Gene

Publisher: ebookpartnership.com

ISBN: 1783010681


Page: N.A

View: 5971



My Story

Author: Adrian Morley

Publisher: Vision Sports Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781907637575

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 291

View: 2607

Moz: My Story is the compelling autobiography of England and Great Britain Rugby League legend Adrian Morley. As one of the most prolific players of the last 15 years, in 2011 Morley became the most-capped England/Great Britain rugby league player of all time. He is famous for his `big hits' and rock hard determination, and is respected throughout the game by players and fans alike. Now Morley tells it how it is, from his tough upbringing to brushes with the law to his incredible career in the toughest sport of them all.

25 Great Walkers' Pubs in the Yorkshire Dales

Author: Mike Appleton

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445653303

Category: Cooking

Page: 96

View: 553

This fascinating collection of photographs, facts and stories charts the history of some of the Dales most famous and interesting old pubs, inns and taverns.


Author: Leon Pryce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912101665


Page: N.A

View: 7486


Coming Clean

Author: Terry Newton

Publisher: Vertical

ISBN: 9781904091578

Category: Rugby League football players

Page: 287

View: 7979

Coming Clean is the startlingly frank story of former Great Britain rugby league player, the late Terry Newton. Notorious as the first ever athlete to test positive for taking the banned drug Human Growth Hormone, Terry explains what drove a star player to end a glittering career in such a cloud of controversy.

Their Finest Hour

A History of the Rugby League World Cup in 10 Matches

Author: Andrew Marmont

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1460705068

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 3022

The story of the Rugby League World Cup, vividly brought to life with first-hand stories from the players, coaches and administrators who were behind the big moments. More than sixty years ago, Paul Barrière decided to host rugby league's first ever World Cup tournament. An enthralled Parisian public stood on concrete bleachers as their country fought gallantly in the final after suffering total rugby league abolishment a few years earlier. Each of the four teams lacked resources and money, with Britain not having cash to employ a coach or make their team blazers. Fast-forward to 2017 and the game's elite have access to sports scientists, earn high six-figure salaries and train in English Premier League-style facilities. Spectators can sit in lavish corporate boxes or the comfy surroundings of top-class stadiums, as global sponsors add their support behind a tournament that has set new standards in sporting excellence. From Great Britain training with a sock wrapped in a vest, Graeme Langland's 'try that wasn't', the violent 1960s, how New Zealand got Wayne Bennett, Wales and USA's gallant performances and England's epic semi-final against the Kiwis, this is a narrative of what made the World Cups so enthralling. From interviewing rugby league's biggest names like Johnny Whiteley, Wally Lewis, Dean Bell and Glenn Lazarus to master coaches such as Clive Griffiths, Ricky Stuart and Frank Endacott, Marmont brings together an exciting mixture of stories, anecdotes and interviews that will appeal to both rugby league supporters and anyone who loves a good sporting read.


Rugby League, Rock 'n' Roll, The Road and Me

Author: Steve Mascord

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995586116


Page: 320

View: 9559


50 Gems of the Yorkshire Dales

The History & Heritage of the Most Iconic Places

Author: Mike Appleton

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445645688

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 5641

Explore the fifty most magical places in one of the most diverse and dramatic landscapes in the British Isles.


My Career in Black and White

Author: Kirk Yeaman,David Bond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908847065


Page: 240

View: 3277


Jamie Peacock

No White Flag

Author: Jamie Peacock,Phil Caplan

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780752446127

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 888

This edition is currently out of stock, but there will be an updated Paperback version available in Spring 2009