There are 103 books in this catalogue.
Natural Body Building for Everyone
Book Number: 5922
New York. Sterling, 1980 First edition. 8vo. illus boards, hardcover. index. 192pp. b/w photos, drawings. very good. / good, chipped, clipped d/w.
The Game of SPHAIREE
Beck, F. A.
Book Number: 20912
Sydney, Cheiron Press 1981 buff boards, black stamped title and picture. 12mo. 104pp. Illustrated end pages, Illustrated throughout with examples, b&w photo's and diagrams. Signed by author.
The Young Tennis Player
Newcombe, John & Mabry, Clarence
Book Number: 22586
Australia: Angus & Robertson, 1981 4to. laminated boards, 86pp. b/w illus. near fine.
Book Number: 25439
Pan Macmillan January 1999 4to hardcover 120pp colour illus. near fine. / near fine d/w.
100 Years of Friendly Games
Armitage, Audrey M.
Book Number: 27373
Mosman Bowling Club 2002 4to laminated boards. hardcover 150pp. index, b/w illus. near fine.
Vail: Triumph of a Dream
Book Number: 32121
Mountain Sport 2000 4to hardcover 200pp index, colour & b/w illus. near fine, Inscribed by author on fep, owner's inscription inside front cover. / very good+ d/w with small tear top corner edge. A wounded World War II veteran, Pete Seibert came back dreaming of creating a ski resort in the Colorado Rockies. In 40 years he developed Vail from quiet ranchland to a spectacularly successful recreational complex that draws people from all over the world.
Teaching Children Gymnastics
Werner, Peter H
Book Number: 48121
Human Kinetics Publishers, 2004. 4to. softcover. 235pp. b/w illus. Very good+.
Ready, Set, Go! Synergy Fitness - Synergy Fitness for Time Crunched Adults.
Book Number: 51105
Pristine Publishers, Inc. February 24, 2007 4to softcover 384pp very good. This is an excellent fitness book. It is both well researched and well written. What makes this book so good is the fact that if you follow the program the author is outlining, then you will cover every aspect of fitness that is important, the author does not leave anything out. From weigthlifting, to cardio, to stretching, to anaerobic interval style training, everything is present in this program. I have read many other books that make an argument that weightlifting is essential, but leave out how to integrate cardio work. Some books emphasize cardio, but leave out the short "sprint" style interval training that is so important to overall fitness. This plan covers everything!
Better Coaching Advanced Coach's Manual
Pyke, Frank (editor)
Book Number: 54691
Australian Coaching Council, Belconnen, 1991 4to. softcover. 260pp. index, colour & b/w illus. Very good.
Australia and the Olympic Games
Book Number: 56386
UQP 1994 sm. 4to. Hardcover in d/w. as new in same d/w. 540pp. Illustrated with in-text b&w photos, Index. Marks the centenary of the modern Olympics and the full story of Australia's unbroken involvement in the arena and out.
101 Australian Sporting Heroes
Book Number: 58793
Child & Associates 1990 4to. Pictorial Laminated Boards. 80pp. Includes b&w photo's on each page.
Level 1 Basketball Coaching Manual
Basketball Australia Edited by Chris White
Book Number: 60541
Basketball Australia 1979 4to. Softcover. 136pp. Good. some writing and diagrams drawn at the front and rear, text block note free. Contents includes, General Coaching Principles, and Basketball Fundamentals and Skills.
Level II Basketball Coaching Manual
Basketball Australia Edited by Chris White
Book Number: 60542
Basketball Australia 1979 4to. Softcover. 272pp. Good. some writing and diagrams drawn at the front and rear, text block note free. Contents includes, Body movement Fundamentals, Shooting Technique, Individual Offence, The Fast Break, Man-to-Man defence, Zone Defence and Offence, Sports Injuries - Prevention, Treatment and Strapping procedures, Basketball Strength and Conditioning, Sports Psychology for Basketball, General Coaching Principles, Sports General.
CHOREOGRAPHY AND STYLE FOR ICE SKATERS.
Book Number: 3737
New York: St. Martin's Press 1980 First edition. Illustrated with b&w photos and drawings. Black cloth spine over balck boards. Chipped d/w.
Local Hero. The Wayne Pearce Story.
Pearce, Wayne with Heads, Ian
Book Number: 3868
Ironbark Press Bellevue Hill Sydney 1990. Ist Edition. Signed by Wayne Pearce on sub title page. Cloth 8to. 178pp. + 32pp of b/w plates. Near fine/near fine.
Nicholls, John with McDonald, Ian
Book Number: 4735
Garry Sparke & Associates, Hawthorn, Melbourne, 1977 8vo. Hardcover. 203 pp, pictorial end papers, b&w plates, index. Very good / very good d/w.
The Macadam Road.
Book Number: 6122
London, Jarrolds 1955. First ed. 8vo. hardcover. 192pp. index. b/w frontis, plates. very good, light foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. poor, chipped d/w with peice missing from top of spine.
Nick Farr-Jones The authorised biography.
Book Number: 6405
Sydney: Random House, 1993. First edition. Inscribed (To Stuart...) & signed by both Farr-Jones & Fitzsimmons on half-title. 8vo. Hardcover, 285pp. Index. + colour & b/w plates. Very good, light wear to bottom edge. / very good d/w.
Rick Hansen: Man in Motion
Hansen, Rick; Taylor, Jim
Book Number: 7036
Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 1987. First edition. 8vo. hardcover. 191pp. + b/w plates. Signe by Hansen on front endpaper. "Thanks for a great flight! sincerley Rick Hansen" near fine, small stamp on fep. near fine d/w.
Glory in the Centre Spot
Book Number: 21481
London: Pelham Books, 1966. First edition. 8vo. hardcover. 126pp. + b/w plates. very good, spine slightly slanted. / good d/w, chipped & torn at corners.
A Thirst for Life with the Accent on Cricket
Book Number: 21862
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 2000. First edition. 8vo. hardcover. 421pp. index. + colour plates. very good, remainder mark on bottom edge. / Very good d/w.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1983
Woodcock, John (ed.)
Book Number: 22909
U.K. Wisden, 1983 12mo. hardcover. 1330pp. b/w illus. very good+. / very good d/w with faded spine
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1985
Woodcock, John (ed.)
Book Number: 22911
U.K. Wisden, 1985 12mo. hardcover. 1280pp. b/w illus. very good+. / very good d/w with faded spine
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1986
Woodcock, John (ed.)
Book Number: 22912
U.K. Wisden, 1986 12mo. softcover. 1296pp. b/w illus. very good+, faded spine
Badminton: The Complete Practical Guide
Book Number: 23536
Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1988 revised edition, Large 8vo. softcover. 192pp. index. b/w illus. very good.'
Runner's Repair Manual
Weisenfeld, Murray F
Book Number: 25792
London, Allen 1981. 8vo hardcover 193pp index, b/w illus. good, owner's name inside front cover / very good d/w.
The Fencer's Companion
Book Number: 25993
U.K. Gale & Polden Ltd. 1947? 2nd edition. Small 8vo. hardcover. 84pp. + b/w plates. good, owner's inscription on fep dated 1947. / fair d/w.
Testimony : the ride of my life
Hoffman, Mat; with Mark Lewman.
Book Number: 35114
Sydney HarperSports 2002 8vo softcover 311pp colour b/w illus. very good, remainder mark on bottom edge.
Mad Dogs and the Englishman
English, David.; Botham, Ian (Foreword)
Book Number: 35831
London Virgin Books 2002 8vo hardcover 256
pp index, b/w illus. good, missing fep. / very good d/w. Daily Telegraph: 'I recommend you read his autobiography . . . the hilarious ribald account of his extraordinary life.' nnTime Outn'This is a rollicking book full of scrapes, japes, bad jokes and immense good humour.'
My Sergei: A Love Story
Book Number: 35819
New York Warner Books Inc 1996 8vo hardcover 292pp colour & b/w illus. very good / very good d/w. From Publishers Weekly: In the former Soviet Union, the sports establishment, charged with producing winners for the greater glory of the empire, had almost unlimited power over the athletically gifted. Children as young as five or six were identified, sent to special schools and given rigorous training in the sports in which they were expected to excel. Two such youngsters were Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov, paired as skaters by their teachers when they were 11 and 14, respectively. Throughout their training and into the start of their competitive careers, each thought of the other only as an athletic partner, partly because the four-year difference in their ages meant they had few friends in common. But as time passed and their joint career led to international championships, they fell in love and married. Their success culminated in Olympic gold medals in 1990 and 1994. And then, suddenly, Grinkov died of a heart attack in 1995 at age 28. The story of their love and their happiness together is deeply moving, and the final chapters are heartrending, while the many photos heighten the tale. First serial to People and Redbook; Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternates; author tour. nCopyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.nnFrom Library JournalnGordeeva and Sergei Grinkov were one of the finest ice skating pairs in the world. Born in Russia, they won European championships, world championships, and gold medals at two Olympics. They married in 1991 and continued to perform after the birth of their daughter. Sergei died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 28 while rehearsing with his wife. Gordeeva here describes their skating and personal life in Russia and the United States in poignant, caring detail. Equally captivating are her descriptions of her childhood, her family, and her life as a champion and professional skater. Unlike recent tell-alls about figure skating (e.g., the Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding spectacle), this biography is not sensational. It simply tells the story of two hard-working, competitive young people who fell in love and whose love ended too soon. For all collections.n-?J. Sara Paulk, Coastal Plain Regional Lib., Tifton, Ga.nCopyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Raelene Sometimes beaten never conquered
Boyle, Raelene & Linnell, Garry
Book Number: 38190
Pymble, N.S.W. HarperCollins Publishers Australia 2003 8vo softcover 325pp index, colour & b/w illus. very good. The candid memoir from one of Australia's greatest track and field athletes who brought audiences to their feet for more than 14 years of international competition. Raelene, whose refusal to use drugs in the 1970s cost her several Olympic gold medals as she ran against athletes later found to be drug cheats, details her battles to beat breast and ovarian cancer, as well as her ongoing fight to overcome severe depression.
Complete Book of Swimming
Book Number: 38200
Pelham Bks. 1977 4to hardcover 182pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Nicks & Cuts - Wallaby Tales
Farr-Jones, Nick and Cutler, Steve
Book Number: 39491
Sydney: Elan Publishing, 1990. First edition. Inscribed by Nick Far Jones. 8vo. Hardcover. 190pp. B/w photos. Near fine. / very good d/w.
Cathy: her own story with Scott Gullan
Book Number: 41841
Victoria Australia: Penguin Group 2003 8vo hardcover 395pp index, colour illus. fine / near fine d/w. I'm just a little black girl who can run fast, and here I am sitting in the Olympic stadium, with one hundred and twelve thousand people screaming my name. How the hell did I get here? Few of us will forget Cathy Freeman's gold-winning run at the Sydney
The Hurricane The Turbulent Life & Times of Alex Higgins
Book Number: 41957
Atlantic Books 10 Oct 2002 8vo softcover 384pp very good. Born on a council estate in Belfast, Alex Higgins left school at 15 At 17 he won the Northern Ireland and All Ireland snooker championships, and turned professional when he was 20. In 1972, aged just 23, he became the youngest person ever to win the World Championship. He repeated this achievement in an emotional final 10 years later, in the process becoming the biggest box-office draw the game has ever known. Alex Higgins was a showman, gambler, comedian, bully, charmer and alcoholic. His antics - and ferocious temper - were legendary yet he was loved by millions. Now, dying of cancer, he has spent everything he has and divided his time between Manchester and Belfast, where he survives by playing #10 snooker matches in pubs. Bill Burrows has had unprecedented access to Higgins and reconstructs vividly the terrifying roller-coaster ride that is his life. Outrageous, gripping and ultimately, emotionally wrenching, this is the definitive account of one of the most charasmatic and self-destructive figures ever to appear in British sport.
Cathy Freeman : a journey just begun
Book Number: 42122
Milsons Point, N.S.W. Random House Australia 1998 8vo hardcover 364pp index, colour & b/w illus. very good+ / very good+ d/w.
My Life in Baseball: The True Record
Cobb, Ty with Al Stump, Introduction by Charles C. Alexander
Book Number: 44567
Bison Books January 1, 1993 8vo softcover 315pp very good. Highly successful in knitting together this story of the life of a most remarkable and dedicated player-perhaps the most spirited baseball player ever to have graced the diamond.
The Essential Swimmer - A Guide to Technique and Training Improvement For Swimmers at All Levels.
Book Number: 45068
The Lyons Press January 1, 1996 8vo softcover 176pp very good. This is the essential guide to a successful swimming program for fitness and competitive swimmers alike, filled with concise, practical advice on everything from basic stroke technique to advanced training programs. It will teach you how to identify your own stroke, kick, body position, and breathing flaws, and provides innovative drills to correct errors in form.
Water Workouts: A Guide to Fitness, Training, and Performance Enhancement in the Water
Book Number: 45622
The Lyons Press May 1, 1997 8vo softcover 160pp very good. This pathbreaking look at aqua aerobics, deep-water running, and swimming for all fitness enthusiasts includes information on equipment, technique, workouts, and rehabilitation, plus guidelines on heart rate monitoring, nutrition, and flexibility, and strength. 50 line drawings.
No Excuses: The True Story of a Congenital Amputee Who Became a Champion in Wrestling and in Life
Book Number: 50577
Regnery Press September 19, 2005 8vo hardcover 243pp near fine. Traffic jams, bills, bad weather, and work are things we all complain about. But Kyle Maynard doesn't complain. Born without arms or legs below his elbows and knees, he excels: as a champion athlete, inspirational speaker, college student (who can use a cell phone, type fifty words a minute, and maintain an A average), and male model. No Excuses is his inspirational autobiography that shows how a positive can-do attitude gives someone we might see as disadvantaged the advantage over life. Born with a rare disorder called "congenital amputation," Maynard's story is one of a devoted extended family, strong religious faith, and a personal determination that made him a football lineman, a state champion wrestler, and an inspirational figure who was featured in the highest rated "Larry King Live" show ever. No Excuses is Kyle Maynard's own story, but also the story of how he has changed the lives and attitudes of other people: even making Howard Stern rethink his support of abortion to become pro-life. No Excuses proves that in the end it is not disabilities that separate people but abilities of the heart. Faced with impossible challenges Kyle Maynard lives life with No Excuses. He was born a congenital amputee, his arms ending at his elbows and his legs at his knees. But that didn't stop Kyle Maynard from becoming a champion, on the wrestling mat and in his life. NO EXCUSES is the inspiring story of Kyle's battle against the odds. You'll learn about the family who supported him, the coach who trained him, and the faith that strengthened him to face the toughest fights. In addition to Kyle Maynard's amazing story, revealed in its entirety for the first time, you'll learn about: ·How Kyle's parents dealt with the shock of his birthn·Why they allowed him "no excuses"-and how that benefited Kyle as he learned to eat, type, write, and live without handsn·How Kyle earned his way onto the football team-as a hardnosed defensive linemann·How Kyle triumphed as a top state wrestler in Georgian·The core values that Kyle gained from his coach, his family, and the demands of competitionn·How Kyle's own incredible success met a new barrier: from the federal government, which blocked him from a future NCAA wrestling career.·How Kyle has changed people's minds and opinions on the value of life·The principles that have made Kyle a champion.BONUS:·Kyle's very own diet and exercise regimen, which helped him compete at the highest levels·Thirteen ways to live a No Excuses life NO EXCUSES is a book about a courageous young man who faced the seemingly impossible challenge to live a normal life-and won a phenomenal victory.
The Complete Athlete: Integrating Fitness, Nutrition & Natural Health
Jensen, Karen and John Winterdyk
Book Number: 51347
Alive Books July 1998 8vo softcover 250pp very good, top corner bumped. The concept of an integrated approach to fitness, nutrition and natural health is not new, but having the material gathered together in a single book is. The Complete Athlete will encourage you to attain optimum performance by developing more than just sport-specific skills... a lot more. For author John Winterdyk and Karen Jensen, The Complete Athlete is the ideal synthesis of diet, physical training, self-knowledge, mental disciple and sheer love of exercise.nnPresented in lively and readable form, The Complete Athlete bridge the gulf between natural health and cross-training. Whether you are a recreational or an elite athlete, you will find all the information you will need to attain optimum performance, including:* Developing a personalized training program based on your own abilities and goals* Perfecting swimming, running and cycling techniques* Preparing nutritious, energy boosting meals and snacks* Preventing and treating injuries with herbs, homeopathy and other natural methods* Reducing mental and physical stress, overcoming self-doubt and staying motivated.
The Long Program: Skating Toward Life's Victories
Book Number: 51689
Atria October 1, 1999 8vo Hardcover in d/w. 224pp near fine. Index. Illustrated with photo's. In all of her roles -- athlete, wife, mother, role model, and cancer survivor -- Olympic gold medalist Peggy Fleming has relied upon the discipline she cultivated as a young skater. Now in this intimate memoir, she eloquently reveals her fascinating life story and shares her secrets to serenity and success.
Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters
Book Number: 52724
Grand Central Publishing May 1, 1996 8vo softcover 243pp near fine. From starvation diets and debilitating injuries to the brutal tactics of tyrannical gymnastics guru Bela Karolyi, "Little Girls in Pretty Boxes" portrays the horrors endured by girls at the hands of their coaches and sometimes their own families. An acclaimed expose that has already helped reform Olympic sports -- now updated to reflect the latest developments in women's gymnastics and figure skating -- it continues to plead for sanity, safety, and an end to our national obsession: winning at any cost.
The Business of Being An Athlete - How To Build A Winning Career in Sport
Book Number: 53058
Self Published 2010 Trade paperback. 398pp. fine. Signed by Pottharst. In The Business of Being an Athlete, Kerri draws from more than twenty-five years’ experience and reveals how the right attitude, the right tools, and the right approach took her from being a part-time athlete to becoming a multi-award winning champion, a hot property for sponsorship, and a successful entrepreneur.
In the Best Interests of the Game
Book Number: 54557
HarperSports September 1, 2011 8vo softcover 336pp near fine. In the fourth Test between England and Pakistan at The Oval in 2006, Darrell Hair's observations and chargs of ball tampering against Pakistan led to the Visitors refusing to continue the game. What followed more befits a le Carre novel as administrators went into almost unfathomable damage control that eventually forced Hair into premature retiremet. This is Hair's version of events.