Many of us live near the beach, and many more visit the beach on holidays. But just how much do we understand about the beach and its potential hazards? The types of waves and the way they break, tides and their currents, dangerous rips and how to spot them, and why some beaches are safer than others. Every year tens of thous... read more
An action-packed ride through the history of the motorbike "The Motorbike Book" is all about the men, machines and landmark technology behind the most iconic bikes from ACE to Zundapp. Featuring over 1,000 of the latest and greatest motorbikes in the world this is an amazing visual guide tracing their evolution from the 1910s... read more
Published to mark the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France, this is a lavish and unique guide to the world's most famous and most fiercely contested race. At its heart is 100 key moments from the history of the Tour, represented by an artwork of part, or all, of a stage. From these radiate different stories and pieces of i... read more
Details more than 200 key racetracks around the world, including and featuring every Group One track. Information includes races, location, track conditions, race history, famous incidents and winners. An unbelievably thorough listing that will fascinate any fan of racing.
Chris Burkard's photographs are puncutated by energized landscapes and moments of bliss, by adventure seeking and the lifestyle that it encompasses, and by movement and intuitive light-working capabilities. With the ocean as his main muse, Burkard has consistenly captured this subject in timeless and expansive photographic im... read more
The dramatic and controversial history of the world's leading tournament. Brian Glanville's classic account is a celebration of the great players and matches from Uruguay in 1930 to South Africa in 2010 - and a bold attack on all those who have mismanaged the 'beautiful game'.
The wisdom of the elders...Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Peter Thomson, Kel Nagle, Sir Bob Charles, David Graham, Bill Dunk, Peter Toogood, Jack Newton, Bob Shearer, Ian Stanley, Jan Stephenson, Bruce Devlin, Graham Marsh, Bruce Crampton, Frank Phillips and Norman Von Nida share their collective ecperiences. Folklore, archival ... read more
Gideon Haigh, Australia's best cricket writer, analyses and captures the drama of every day's play in the historic double Ashes series of 20130-14. Between July 2013 and January 2014 Test cricket's original rivals, Australia and England, played out their ultimate showdown: ten Test matches, five on each side of the world. The... read more
Malcolm Fraser is one of the most interesting and possibly most misunderstood of Australia's Prime Ministers. In this part-memoir and part-authorised biography, Fraser, at the age of 79 years, talks about his time in public life. From the Vietnam War to the dismissal and his years as Prime Minister, through to his concern in ... read more
The whole spectacular world of golf comes to life in these pages - the great men and women players, both pro and amateur, the architects, the courses, the wonderful stories and marvellous images. "History of Golf: 365 Days" covers not only the usual beginnings of the game to the present day but also golf around the world, and... read more
This is The New York Times best-selling book behind the major motion picture starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Opening this autumn, Moneyball is the story of the Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt). He has an epiphany: all conventional baseball wisdom is wrong. Reinventing his team on... read more
The classic yacht Eilean reflects the history of Panerai, a watchmaker long associated with the sea and yachting. From its maiden voyage to its restoration, this title navigates the reader through the highlights of naval architecture and yachting, illustrated with archival documents, historical plans, and specially commission... read more
In a feat that ranks with the brave and inspiring deeds of Scott of the Antarctic, Sir Edmund Hillary and Jessica Watson, famed Australian ultramarathon runner Pat Farmer did what no human has ever done: run from the North Pole to South Pole. His mission: to raise money for the Red Cross to fund water projects in the world's ... read more
As a cricket writer for over ten years, Andrew Ramsey's job was to be on tour with the world's greatest cricket team, in a decade when it had no peer. His book chronicles the privileges and pitfalls of a life spent trotting the globe, hanging out with sports stars, and being paid to watch cricket - a pastime regarded by count... read more
Not only is Pat Riley one of pro basketball's winningest coaches, but his speeches before hundreds of corporations, from ARCO to AT&T to Toyota, have earned him the title of "America's Greatest Motivational Speaker." The Winner Within is his formula for success. It is a book about winning, leadership, mastery, change, and per... read more
At the start of 2005, the Swans had not won a premiership for 72 years. Now, in the Paul Roos-John Longmire era, they have become an understated, efficient footballing machine with two more flags. This is the story of how the Swans changed the direction of their club, establishing their own blueprint for winning.
The 1960s and '70s was an era of Australian tennis giants - Roy Emerson, Fred Stolle, Neale Fraser, Lew Hoad, John Newcombe, Ken Rosewall - but Rod Laver stood head and shoulders above them all. A diminutive, left-handed, red-headed country boy from Rockhampton, Rod Laver is one of Australia's greatest ever sporting champions... read more
The autobiography of the fastest man of all time and a superstar whose talent and charisma have made him one of the most famous people on the planet. Whether you know Athletics or not, and even whether you know sport or not, chances are you know Usain Bolt. The fastest man on the planet, not just now but ever, Usain has won t... read more
The Compleat Angler is the most famous book ever published in the literature of sport. It is also a work whose unique celebration of the English countryside has attracted readers around the world since it first appeared in 1653. Izaak Walton issued the final version of his beloved book in 1676, accompanied by Charles Cotton's... read more