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100 Dives of a Lifetime
100 Dives of a Lifetime
Filled with more than 350 images from National Geographic, 100 Dives of a Lifetime provides the ultimate bucket list for ardent scuba divers and aspirational travelers alike. From diving with manta rays at night in Kona, Hawaii, and swimming with hammerheads of Cocos Island in Costa Rica to exploring caves in Belize's Lighthouse Atoll and diving beneath the ice floes of Antarctica, this exquisite inspirational book is filled with beautiful imagery, marine life guides, trusted travel tips, and expert diving advice from world-famous National Geographic divers and explorers like Brian Skerry, Jessica Cramp, and David Doubilet. Organized by diving experience and certification level, each location offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the magic of our world's oceans--from your armchair or with your scuba gear in tow.

Title: 100 Dives of a Lifetime
Author: MILLER CARRIE
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 21/03/2019
Price: $65.00
RRP: $65.00
Imprint: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Society
ISBN: 9781426220074
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Price: $65.00
After All is Said & Done
After All is Said & Done
Title: After All is Said & Done
Author: DANIHER NEAL & GREEN WARWICK
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $50.00
RRP: $50.00
Imprint: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781760555511
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Anatomy of Manchester United
Anatomy of Manchester United
The story of Manchester United told through ten key matches that have helped to shape its history.

Award-winning football writer Jonathan Wilson selects ten landmark games from Manchester United's past, from the first time they lifted the FA Cup, beating Bristol City in 1909, to the Cup victory of 2016 that proved to be Louis van Gaal's last match in charge. In doing so, he identifies the pivotal moments in the club's rise to becoming one of the foremost teams of the twentieth century.

With his trademark tactical acumen, Wilson goes back to the games themselves and subjects them to forensic examination, re-evaluating and reassessing, and going beyond the white noise of banal player quotes and instant judgements to uncover what really happened. The result is a unique football history of one of England's greatest and most famous clubs.

Title: Anatomy of Manchester United
Author: WILSON JONATHAN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 23/08/2018
Price: $28.00
RRP: $28.00
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409126959
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Best American Sports Writing 2019
Best American Sports Writing 2019
The latest addition to the acclaimed series showcasing the best sports writing from the past year

For over twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the previous year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty print and digital publications. Each year, the series editor and guest editor curates a truly exceptional collection. The only shared traits among all these diverse styles, voices, and stories are the extraordinarily high caliber of writing, and the pure passion they tap into that can only come from sports.

Title: Best American Sports Writing 2019
Author: PIERCE CHARLES P
Series: Best American Series (R)
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/10/2019
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9781328507853
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Complete Ironman
Complete Ironman
Written by acclaimed Ironman expert Bob Babbitt, The Complete Ironman captures the spirit, excitement and endeavour of this globally respected sports event with more than 150 amazing images included - many previously unpublished. The Complete Ironman is a unique illustrated book explores every aspect of the competition, from its history and legendary competitors to its major global events, and provides expert practical advice on how to prepare and succeed at such a demanding yet revered athletic challenge.

But what is Ironman? It is the combination of a race, an accolade and an aspiration. For more than 40 years it has been, arguably, the toughest athletic event on the planet, presenting competitors with an almost impossible physical challenge: a 2.4-mile (3.8km) swim, 112-mile (180km) cycle ride and 26.2-mile (42km) marathon run. Even so, Ironman attracts thousands of entrants every year, and has a unique standing and aura in the sporting world.

The number 140.6 is a magic one for Ironman triathletes, as it is the total mileage covered in a race, and it's an inspiring goal for competitors around the world.

Title: Complete Ironman
Author: BABBITT BOB
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/09/2018
Price: $55.00
RRP: $55.00
Imprint: Carlton Books
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781780979885
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Croczilla The Wyatt Crockett Story
Croczilla The Wyatt Crockett Story
In the great traditions of New Zealand prop forwards, Wyatt Crockett's stellar professional rugby career has been defined by steely determination and quiet achievement. Now, for the first time, the most capped Super Rugby player of all time is ready to tell the story of his remarkable rugby journey. Crockett lifts the lid on the laughs, the lows, the highs and the hilarity of his time at the top of the game. He charts his rise through the ranks of some of the nation's most famous teams and gives us an inside account of the people who shaped him, and the stories that defined him. If you thought props were all grunts and grimaces, prepare to have your perceptions called into question with this rib-tickling read. The man they call `Croczilla' offers a monster of a story, from the frontline of the game.

Title: Croczilla The Wyatt Crockett Story
Author: STEVENSON SCOTTY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 08/11/2018
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Mower
Publisher: Upstart Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781988516295
Available stock: 2
Price: $40.00
FIFA Womens World Cup France 2019 Kids Handbook
FIFA Womens World Cup France 2019 Kids Handbook
As excitement builds in the run-up to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, the official FIFA Women's World Cup France (TM) 2019 Kids' Handbook provides the perfect tournament companion for younger football fans. Featuring ettie (TM), the 2019 FIFA World Cup mascot, this book is bursting with information about the host country, France, plus the stadiums, top teams, superstar players, FIFA Women's World Cup facts and stats.

Bursting with football puzzles, quizzes, and games, this is a brilliant book for reluctant readers, with bite-sized text and all-action photos and activities.A fill-in progress chart lets young fans record match results as the tournament progresses, making this book a great personalised souvenir of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019!

Title: FIFA Womens World Cup France 2019 Kids Handbook
Author: STEAD EMILY
Format: Picture Flat
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/04/2019
Price: $18.00
RRP: $18.00
Imprint: Carlton Books
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781783124497
Available stock: 1
Price: $18.00
Football
Football
The perfect guide for any football fan who wants to know everything about the "beautiful game" - from World Cup winners to football skills and techniques.

With billions of people watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup and around 265 million players worldwide, football really is the world's best-loved sport. Get in the know and learn about all things football with Eyewitness Football, packed with fascinating facts and amazing images - helping football come alive for fanatics everywhere.

Action-packed pictures help you to relive those moments of glory, while record breakers and national team profiles are listed for quick-fire mastery of famous football history. Results from recent tournaments, including the UEFA Women's EUR0 2017, bring you up-to-date with football facts. Club shirts and memorabilia are pictured from years gone by, as well as shining trophies, and bite-sized biographies of well-known players, from Lionel Messi to Zinedine Zidane, fill you in on those important details needed to impress. You can also read up on tricky tactics, freshen up your football skills knowledge, and get to grip with the science and technology. Eyewitness Football also includes a fold-out poster to hang on your wall.

Get ready for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with Eyewitness Football, full of all the facts you need to become the know-it-all about football.

Previous edition 9781409349365

Title: Football
Author: DK
Series: Eyewitness
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 28/05/2018
Price: $18.00
RRP: $18.00
Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 9780241317686
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Price: $18.00
Football School Season 03
Football School Season 03
The third book in the bestselling series that teaches you about the world through football.
This book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads - and it's all about football. What colour are Cristiano Ronaldo's pyjamas? How many bones are there in the human foot? And why is that dodo alive and kicking? The third book in the bestselling series teaches children about history, maths, geography and biology through football, facts and fun. With side-splitting cartoons and multiple choice quizzes, this is the perfect book for anyone who loves football.

Title: Football School Season 03
Author: BELLOS ALEX
Series: Football School
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 07/03/2019
Price: $17.00
RRP: $17.00
Imprint: Walker Books
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406386400
Available stock: 1
Price: $17.00
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Kids Handbook
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Kids Handbook
As excitement builds in the run-up to the Cricket World Cup 2019, the official ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Kids' Handbook provides the perfect tournament companion for one-day cricket fans aged 7 and up. The book is bursting with information about the hosts, England and Wales, plus the grounds, teams profiles, superstar players, Cricket World Cup facts, stats and record breakers, as well as loads of games, quizzes and puzzles.

Title: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Kids Handbook
Author: GIFFORD CLIVE
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/04/2019
Price: $18.00
RRP: $18.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781783124534
Available stock: 2
Price: $18.00
Impossible Climb
Impossible Climb
Blurb:

One slip, one false move, one missed toehold and you're dead.

On 3 June 2017 Mark Synnott, veteran adventure journalist and professional big wall climber and alpinist, was in Yosemite to witness something that only a handful of people knew was about to occur: the most famous climber in the world, Alex Honnold, was going to attempt to summit one of the world's most challenging ascents: a route called Freerider on the notorious rock formation, El Capitan. It is a climb extraordinarily dangerous and difficult - one that few climbers are able to do - and yet Honnold was going to do it 'free-solo'. Meaning a 3000-foot vertical climb with no help. No climbing partner. No equipment. No rope. Where a single small mistake would mean certain death. To most, it would be seen as an insane proposition. But most are not Alex Honnold, and few know this better than Mark Synnott, which is why National Geographic sent him there to cover the story.

In The Impossible Climb, Mark Synnott uses his own career as a professional climber, its intersection with that of Alex Honnold, and the lead-up to Honnold's historic climb, to paint a insider portrait of the elite climbing community; what motivates climbers; the paradoxical drive to keep climbing pure and to fund climbs; and the role that awareness of mortality plays in the endeavor. Told as a chronological narrative, The Impossible Climb draws readers in through its characters, vibrant settings, and gripping adventure, ultimately following along through Mark's eyes as Alex plots, trains, and attempts his heart-stopping, free solo ascent. Under it all is a story not only about climbing but about what makes us human, how we respond to fear, and our drive to transcend the inevitability of our own death.

'Mark Synnott's The Impossible Climb is to climbing what William Finnegan's Barbarian Days is to surfing.' - John Long, writer, producer, and pioneer of 'free solo' rock climbing

'Immensely enjoyable . . . What motivated Honnold to free climb El Capitan without a rope? "Because it's there" doesn't come close to explaining it. Synnott's The Impossible Climb does.' - Andy Hall, author of Denali's Howl





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'With the possible exception of the lunar landings, free-soloing El Capitan may rank as one of the most audacious-and terrifying-things a human being has ever done. Synnott's narrative plasters you a 3,000-foot granite cliff and doesn't let you go until the climb is done. It is one of the most compelling accounts of a climb and the climbing ethos that I've ever read.' - Sebastian Junger, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tribe, War, and The Perfect Storm

On 3 June 2017 Mark Synnott, veteran adventure journalist and professional big wall climber and alpinist, was in Yosemite to witness something that only a handful of people knew was about to occur: the most famous climber in the world, Alex Honnold, was going to attempt to summit one of the world's most challenging ascents: a route called Freerider on the notorious rock formation, El Capitan. It is a climb extraordinarily dangerous and difficult - one that few climbers are able to do - and yet Honnold was going to do it 'free-solo'. Meaning a 3000-foot vertical climb with no help. No climbing partner. No equipment. No rope. Where a single small mistake would mean certain death. To most, it would be seen as an insane proposition. But most are not Alex Honnold, and few know this better than Mark Synnott, which is why National Geographic sent him there to cover the story.

Mark Synnott is nearly a generation older than Alex, and when he got his start as a professional climber, the sport was just starting to become uber-commercialized. Obsessed with finding the world's last untouched frontiers, Mark took advantage of growing sponsorship opportunities to become known as one of the world's greatest pioneers of unexplored peaks across the globe. And as a member of the North Face 'Dream Team', Mark's career inevitably collided with Alex Honnold's after the young gun broke onto the scene. Mark brought Alex on his first big expedition - to Borneo - to be followed by other adventures together. To Alex, Mark became 'Mr. Safety' - the older mentor-like figure for whom the desire for extreme risk-taking is tempered by the desire to return home to his family alive. To Mark, Alex is the extraordinarily talented climber whose appetite for risk is supported by his astonishing skill at vanquishing fear in the most harrowing situations - allowing him to do what no other human has ever have done.

Indeed, to summit El Cap 'free solo' was a feat likened to Neil Armstrong first walking on the moon. And yet, in June 2017, Alex Honnold succeeded in his lifelong dream. There is no underplaying the magnitude of this achievement.

In The Impossible Climb, Mark Synnott uses his own career as a professional climber, its intersection with that of Alex Honnold, and the lead-up to Honnold's historic climb, to paint a insider portrait of the elite climbing community; what motivates climbers; the paradoxical drive to keep climbing pure and to fund climbs; and the role that awareness of mortality plays in the endeavor. Told as a chronological narrative, The Impossible Climb draws readers in through its characters, vibrant settings, and gripping adventure, ultimately following along through Mark's eyes as Alex plots, trains, and attempts his heart-stopping, free-solo ascent. Under it all is a story not only about climbing but about what makes us human, how we respond to fear, and our drive to transcend the inevitability of our own death.

Title: Impossible Climb
Author: SYNNOTT MARK
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/04/2019
Price: $37.00
RRP: $37.00
Imprint: Allen & Unwin Australia
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760633226
Available stock: 1
Price: $37.00
Kieran Read Straight 8
Kieran Read Straight 8
Kieran Read first played for the All Blacks as a 23-year old in 2008 and since then has amassed more than a century of test appearances in the famous jersey. Now, after a stellar provincial, club, and international career - including back to back World Cup victories - the New Zealand captain writes openly and honestly about his time in the game. Read takes to these pages with his trademark determination, lifting the lid on the unique pressures of succeeding as captain the most celebrated All Black of all time. He outlines the decisions that shaped his career and uncovers the skills of the coaches who shaped him, while offering readers an inside account of how the world's greatest team functions and thrives. A rugby player cannot reach the pinnacle of the sport without negotiating the many avenues of adversity on the roadmap to triumph. Read unpacks the emotional toll of injury and the ignominy of defeat, neatly illustrating the intense experience of representing a rugby-obsessed nation while delivering a masterclass in how manage the many demands on the mind and on the body. Forthright and frank, Read's well-respected views on the game and its future are a must-read for rugby fans, and his take on the myriad personalities and the peccadilloes of his teammates, coaches and opponents will be sure to surprise and delight. From the playing fields of Papakura to the world champion podium, Read has faced every challenge head on. His life story is no exception.

Title: Kieran Read Straight 8
Author: READ KIERAN & STEVENSON SCOTTY
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 14/11/2019
Price: $40.00
RRP: $49.99
Imprint: Mower
Publisher: Upstart Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781988516677
Available stock: 21
Price: $40.00