Phillip Hughes: The Official Biography by Malcolm Knox, Peter Lalor

By Malcolm Knox, Peter Lalor

Drawing on virtually a hundred interviews and that includes ratings of pictures from the Hughes family's own assortment, this can be a stirring biography in regards to the lifetime of Phillip Hughes: son, brother, good friend, farmer, cricketer, inspiration.

Phillip Hughes gave his existence to cricket. And cricket gave Phillip Hughes his life.

When Hughes scored dual centuries in his moment try - the youngest guy in cricket's 135-year heritage to accomplish the feat - the realm hailed the arriving of an excellent new megastar. the following was once a batting prodigy from a tiny nation city with a twinkle in his eye and a wizardry with the willow to fill the desires of a iteration. yet these desires have been misplaced in November 2014 while Hughes used to be felled, enjoying the sport he loved.

Told during the voices of these who knew him best.

Phillip Hughes:­ The legit Biography
Is the marvelous tale of the boy from Macksville who turned Australian try cricketer 408. It charts the folkloric upward push of the banana grower's son with the axe-handle batting approach, reliving his adventures off and on the sphere and celebrating his many triumphs and travails.

And it can pay tribute to the combating spirit and present for friendship that made this distinct younger guy a hero to hundreds of thousands.

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RVP: The Biography of Robin Van Persie by Andy Williams

By Andy Williams

In the summertime of 2012 Robin Van Persie, or RVP as he's affectionately identified via his enthusiasts, made the debatable flow from Arsenal to Manchester United. As one of many superior League's such a lot deadly strikers he grew to become the Gunners' 8th alltime best scorer with 132 objectives, taking up the captain's armband within the procedure. yet, on 15 August 2012, Arsenal shockingly introduced they might be promoting RVP to Manchester United for £24 million. desiring to win the hearts of his new enthusiasts over, it used to be vital the Dutch striker acquired off to a flying begin – which he duly did, scoring together with his first actual shot for the membership opposed to Fulham after which bagging a hat-trick opposed to Southampton per week later.

Despite his unheard of first season with United, RVP nonetheless instructions admire among Gunners fanatics, and certainly worldwide, specially in his domestic state of the Netherlands, as his very good footballing prowess overcomes fierce membership loyalties. a part of the Dutch part who have been runners-up on the planet Cup in 2010, and with over 70 appearances for his kingdom, Robin Van Persie is likely one of the sleek footballing greats. this is often his fabulous story.

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The Birds of the Thai-Malay Peninsula: Passerines: Vol 2 by David R. Wells

By David R. Wells

This well-illustrated quantity covers the passerines of Singapore, peninsular Malaysia, southern Thailand and the top of Tenasserim (Burma) with their linked island archipelagos. David Wells' traditionally entire debts draw on a whole diversity of modern box and museum examine. Over 380 species are defined, together with subject matters akin to systematics, distribution, plumage, biometrics, prestige, habitat, nutrition and foraging, voice, behaviour, breeding biology, moult and conservation. besides an accompanying quantity, on nonpasserine species, it brings jointly the such a lot whole smooth summery of box survey paintings and different learn on all of the birds present in the peninsula. Volume 1 and quantity 2 to be had as a shrinkwrapped set: zero 7136 7483 zero £99

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Bias in the Booth: An Insider Exposes How the Sports Media by Dylan Gwinn

By Dylan Gwinn

So much folks see activities as a welcome—even blessed—relief from the demanding situations and frustrations of way of life. we wish to chill out, open a lager, and revel in the game.
But lots of those that deliver us the sport have a unique agenda—they use their broadcasting platform to harangue us with their very own politically right preoccupations. If a seventh-round NFL draft decide who can't make the staff or an over-the-hill basketball participant announces that he's homosexual, he will get wall-to-wall media assurance and is hailed as a hero. If a stripper accuses university lacrosse gamers of rape, liberal activities journalists lead the lynch mob—with no apologies whilst the bearers of "white privilege" are proved innocent.
In his blistering new publication Bias within the Booth, activities reporter and commentator Dylan Gwinn takes you contained in the activities media spin computer to bare what they wish you won't observe: the activities media aren't any diversified from the inside track and leisure media.

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The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Golf by Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht, James Grace

By Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht, James Grace

The authors of The Worst-Case state of affairs Survival guide take to the hyperlinks! Dave and Josh sign up for golfing enthusiast James Grace, drawing on their lonesome tragic exploits and the adventure of specialists to assist golfers live on dozens of dire occasions. the best way to end a around with a damaged arm, take care of a cigar brush fireplace, medication golfing habit, or eliminate a tick. notice how to play out of a water danger, make it via a lightning typhoon, or live on being hit within the privates. Hands-on, illustrated, step by step directions consultant you thru those and different perils lurking at the fairway. With an appendix of principles for strange mis-haps, innovations for surmounting dress-code and gear crises, and different crucial survival assistance, this useful consultant won't assist you retailer par-but it might probably keep your bacon! Don't tee off with out it.

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The Rise of the Biggest Little City: An Encyclopedic History by Dwayne Kling

By Dwayne Kling

The historical past of Reno through the first part century after the institution of criminal playing in Nevada used to be to a very good measure the historical past of Reno's gaming undefined. among 1931 and 1981, the economic system, skyline, and life-style of "the largest Little urban on this planet" have been strongly encouraged by way of the city's casinos and the folk who created and operated them. within the upward thrust of the largest Little urban, Dwayne Kling documents the end result of his fourteen years of study into the heritage of Reno's casinos, from the backroom (and usually unlawful) dives of the industry's beginnings to the dependent casino-hotels of this present day. prepared in encyclopedic shape, lavishly illustrated with ancient photos (many by no means sooner than published), the e-book bargains the tales of such recognized and enduring institutions because the Cal-Neva and the Sands, in addition to defunct golf equipment just like the Silver Spur and the financial institution membership. We additionally locate the tales of the boys and ladies who created Reno's gaming industry--such as James McKay, invoice Graham, the Smith relations, invoice Bailey, William Harrah, and Jack Douglass. There are more--many extra.

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Biofeedback and Sports Science by Jack H. Sandweiss (auth.), Jack H. Sandweiss, Steven L. Wolf

By Jack H. Sandweiss (auth.), Jack H. Sandweiss, Steven L. Wolf (eds.)

There is a brand new breed of athletic trainer within the academic area. whereas on talking engagements world wide, i have en­ couraged coaches to leap "head first" and fast into activities technological know-how. the reason being uncomplicated. With new digital commu­ nication platforms approaching the marketplace virtually day-by-day, athletes can get legitimate and trustworthy details to assist them maximize activities abilities, and this data can come quicker than so much coaches may be able to convey. Coaches have traditionally rejected so much activities technological know-how efforts in prefer of traditional"seat of the pants" platforms, yet now there's a new form of athlete who's asking questions by no means ahead of provided to the trainer. expert athletes are separately looking for activities scientists for solutions to their specific difficulties. tales look day-by-day within the media approximately athletes making quantum jumps in functionality because of their organization with activities scientists. The tidal wave is construction and nobody can cease it-not even the carrying items undefined. "High-tech" athletic apparatus is now a needs to in approximately each game. huge carrying items businesses have approximately long past bankrupt due to rivals' new "high-tech" prod­ ucts. ix X FoREWORD The tail is wagging the puppy. expert, novice, and weekend athletes alike are difficult technical solutions of our activities leaders, and they're going in different places if the proper solutions usually are not to be had. The variety of Olympic athletes vacationing our Coto learn middle in California is staggering.

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MSD: The Man The Leader by Biswadeep Ghosh

By Biswadeep Ghosh

The main inspirational tale in Indian cricket is that of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Generations will be mindful Dhoni for hitting the brilliant profitable six for India within the finals of the 50-over global Cup in 2011 opposed to Sri Lanka, however it is the desire he has given to many aspiring cricketers throughout this state that's his actual legacy. Born within the lap of poverty and having battled opposed to unbelievable adversities, Dhoni’s upward thrust from being simply one other small-town boy to captain of workforce India is a case research in B-schools. With grit, guts and matchless self-belief, Dhoni led India to an ICC global Twenty20, an ICC 50-over Cricket global Cup and an ICC Champions Trophy triumph, in addition to the #1 rating in exams. even though he’s had his fair proportion of disappointments, for MSD, failure has been one more motivation to work flat out and succeed.

MSD: the guy, the chief unveils Dhoni’s struggles in the course of his growing-up years, analyses his profession as a cricketer and captain par excellence, and divulges his innate management skills by means of chatting with luminaries from diverse walks of existence together with Harsh Goenka, Vineet Nayar and Dhanraj Pillay in a jargon-free, easy-to-read sort. Replete with examples of Dhoni’s robust character and encouraging management, and staining one decade of his access into the Indian cricket group, MSD: the guy, the chief will make stronger the idea: convinced, i will.

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Cyclopedia: It's All About the Bike by William Fotheringham

By William Fotheringham

If it’s at the motorcycle, it’s within the publication. the realm of biking is one in every of death-defying feats and imprecise mechanical oddities, heroics and geekiness in equivalent degree. In Cyclopedia, well known two-wheel aficionado and acclaimed sportswriter William Fotheringham delves deep into this global to unearth awesome proof and enchanting anecdotes.

This crucial publication is an A to Z compendium of every thing you may ever need to know concerning the bicycle, from the historical past of the journey de France to Chris Hoy’s dominance of the Beijing velodrome, from the origins of the quick-release procedure to the nutrition that powered Graeme Obree to the realm hour list, from Lance Armstrong’s fabled profession to the slang phrases used for performance-enhancing components, from the literature of biking to the perils of vicious dogs.

Cyclopedia has all of the gear, the races, the chases, the faces, the areas, the medicine, the intercourse, and the scandals to transform any beginner bike owner right into a full-fledged motorcycle expert.

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