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  • Swimming: Vintage Minis
    La comanda in aprox. 4 saptamani
    20.00 lei

    Is there anything quite so exhilarating as swimming in wild water? This is a joyful swimming tour of Britain, a frog’s-eye view of the country’s best bathing holes – the rivers, rock pools, lakes, ponds, lochs and sea that define a watery island. Charming, funny, inspiring, an assertion of the native swimmer's right to roam, a celebration of the magic of water – this book will indeed make you want to strip off and leap in.

    Selected from the book Waterlog by Roger Deakin


    A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human

    Also in the Vintage Minis series:
    Eating by Nigella Lawson
    Liberty by Virginia Woolf
    Summer by Laurie Lee
    Desire by Haruki Murakami

  • 35.00 lei


  • Jamie Vardy: From Nowhere, My Story
    La comanda in aprox. 4 saptamani
    46.00 lei

    The Sunday Times Bestseller and Number 1 Sport Book of 2016

    'A tale that's truly inspirational' The Sun

    An ordinary lad from Sheffield, Jamie Vardy has become known as an against-the-odds footballing hero the world over. Yet a few years ago, things couldn’t have been any more different. Rejected as a teenager by his boyhood club, Jamie thought his chance was gone. But from playing pub football and earning £30 a week at Stocksbridge Park Steels, while still working in a factory, his off-the-cuff performances saw him rise.

    Jamie had a wild and turbulent youth, but football became his saving grace and, once he filled his boots with goals at FC Halifax Town and Fleetwood Town, he moved to Leicester City. After the miracle of surviving relegation, the team of unlikely outsiders bonded together to achieve the unthinkable: Jamie set the record as the first player to score in 11 consecutive Premier League matches and Leicester beat odds of 5000-1 to become champions.

    Jamie has now been nominated for the Ballon d’Or, firmly establishing himself as one of England’s leading goal scoring footballers. Not forgetting his roots, however, he has set up the V9 Academy in a bid to find the next big talent from non-league football. Defying all expectations, this is the story of the boy from nowhere who reached the top in his own unflinching, honest words.

  • 50.00 lei

    Andy Murray takes readers on a personal journey through his career. In a memoir focusing on the last two dramatic years, he shares his thoughts on the pivotal moments of his playing career and allows fans a glimpse into his world—his intense training regime, his close-knit team, and his mental and physical battle to get to the very top. This beautiful, very personal book is a stunning celebration of Andy's career so far.

  • 50.00 lei

    Photographic History of British Football includes the history of English, Scottish and Welsh football. Featuring photographs taken from the Daily Mail archive you`ll find all major events in British football from 1823 to the present day have been chronicled and pictured. Includes profiles of the most famous and well known British players.

  • 50.00 lei

    Véritable encyclopédie au format compact, avec plus de 750 illustrations ce guide indispensable à tous les amoureux des voitures de sport présente 170 marques et plus de 500 modèle. Le lecteur y trouvera un bref historique de la marque, une description des types, les caractéristiquus techniques et les chiffres de production. Simple, maniable et facile à consulter, cet ouvrage, consacré aux modèles créés entre 1915 et 1975, témoigne d'une grande époque de l'automobile.

  • 51.00 lei

    Following the success of Simon Hughes’ Red Machine and Men in White Suits, books which depicted Liverpool FC’s domination during the 1980s and its subsequent fall in the 1990s, Ring of Fire focuses on the 2000s and the primary characters who propelled Liverpool to the forefront of European football once again. With a foreword by Steven Gerrard, this is the third edition in a bestselling series based on revealing interviews with former players, coaches and managers.

    For Liverpool FC, entry into the 21st century began with modernisation and trophies under manager Gérard Houllier and development was then underpinned by improbable Champions League glory under Rafael Benítez. Yet that is only half of the story. The decade ended with the club being on the verge of administration after the shambolic reign of American owners, Tom Hicks and George Gillett.

    In Ring of Fire, Hughes’ interviewees – including Jamie Carragher, Xabi Alonso and Michael Owen – take you through Melwood’s training ground gates and into the inner sanctum, the Liverpool dressing room. Each person delivers fascinating insights into the minds of the players, coaches and boardroom members as they talk frankly about exhilarating highs and excruciating lows, from winning cups in Cardiff and Istanbul to the political infighting that undermined a succession of managerial reigns.

    Ring of Fire tells the real stories: those never told before by the key players who lived through it all.

  • Footnotes: How Running Makes Us Human
    La comanda in aprox. 4 saptamani
    51.00 lei

    Running is not just a sport. It reconnects us to our bodies and the places in which we live, breaking down our increasingly structured and demanding lives. It allows us to feel the world beneath our feet, lifts the spirit, allows our minds out to play and helps us to slip away from the demands of the modern world.

    When Vybarr Cregan-Reid set out to discover why running meant so much to so many, he began a journey which would take him out to tread London’s cobbled streets, climbing to sites that have seen a millennium of hangings, and down the crumbling alleyways of Ruskin's Venice. Footnotes transports you to the cliff tops of Hardy's Dorset, the deserted shorelines of Seattle, the giant redwood forests of California, and to the world’s most advanced running laboratories and research centres, using debates in literature, philosophy and biology to explore that simple human desire to run.

    Liberating and inspiring, this book reminds us why feeling the earth beneath our feet is a necessary and healing part of our lives.

  • Di Stéfano
    La comanda in aprox. 4 saptamani
    51.00 lei

    'Better than Pele' - Diego Maradona

    'One of the greatest footballers ever.' - Sir Alex Ferguson

    Pele, Best and Maradona everyone has heard of, but to the true football cognoscenti Alfredo Di Stefano, the magician behind Real Madrid’s five European Cups in a row, is the greatest of them all.

    Over 20 years, Di Stéfano was the guiding force behind three teams in three countries: at River Plate in his native Argentina; at Millonarios of Bogotá in Colombia; and then in 1953, after one of the most bitter transfer tug-of-wars in sporting history, Real Madrid. There he became football’s first global icon, nicknamed the striking ‘Blond Arrow’ for his powerful stamina, tactical versatility and precision goal scoring. He would lead Madrid as a team whose playing style others learnt from, whose stylishness was envied and whose widespread appreciation elsewhere help portray Franco’s otherwise isolated and right-wing Spain in a more flattering light.

    By the time he retired, Di Stefano has changed Spain as a nation, culturally and politically, and his rebellious pioneering career set new benchmarks for his sport in the epoch of perhaps football’s greatest transformation. This is his complete story, including candid and exclusive interviews highlighting his journey from humble beginnings to emerging as one of the first global sport superstars that we so commonly see today.

  • 51.00 lei

    'Bill Bryson on two wheels' Independent

    Scaling a new peak of rash over-ambition, Tim Moore tackles the 9,000km route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike.

    Asking for trouble and getting it, he sets off at the Arctic winter’s brutal height, bullying his plucky MIFA 900 through the endless and massively sub-zero desolation of snowbound Finland.

    Haunted throughout the journey by the border detritus of watchtowers and rusted razor wire, Moore reflects on the curdling of the Communist dream, and the memories of a Cold War generation reared on the fear of apocalypse – at a time of ratcheting East-West tension.

    After three months, 20 countries and a 58-degree jaunt up the centigrade scale, man and bike finally wobble up to a Black Sea beach in Bulgaria, older and wiser, but mainly older.

  • 51.00 lei


    The definitive biography of one of the greatest, most extraordinary runners and Olympic heroes of all time, from the author of running classic Feet in the Clouds.

    Emil Zátopek won five Olympic medals, set 18 world records, and went undefeated over 10,000 metres for six years. He redefined the boundaries of endurance, training in Army boots, in snow, in sand, in darkness. But his toughness was matched by a spirit of friendship and a joie de vivre that transcended the darkest days of the Cold War.

    His triumphs put his country on the map, yet when Soviet tanks moved in to crush Czechoslovakia’s new freedoms in 1968, Zátopek paid a heavy personal price for his brave defence of ‘socialism with a human face’. Rehabilitated two decades later, he was a shadow of the man he had been – and the world had all but forgotten him.

    Today We Die A Little strips away the myths to tell the complex and deeply moving story of the most inspiring Olympic hero of them all.

  • David Beckham
    In stoc - 1 buc
    60.00 lei

    David Beckham is one of the world's most famous soccer players and a global icon. In May of this year he brought down the curtain on a hugely successful playing career that spanned two decades, during which he proudly wore the shirts of Manchester United, Real Madrid, the LA Galaxy, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, and England. He captained his country on 58 occasions, winning 115 international caps in total, an English record for an outfield player. His colorful and stellar career has been characterized by the emotional highs of great goals and remarkable trophy successes around the world, as well as by more than the occasional moment of set-back, disappointment, and despair, but through it all Beckham has emerged as a universally adored figure, both inside and outside the game. Here, he intimately takes us through 150 of his favorite images that define his playing days, inviting us behind the scenes of an incredible 20-year journey.

  • 62.00 lei

    Features an at home programme for a firmer, fitter you. This title lets you discover how you can beat your body clock. It tells why exercise is the key to staying young. It also lets you discover your true body age and choose an easy-to-do-at-home exercise plan custom-made to fit your body's needs.

  • 8500lei 68.00 lei

    The indispensable bike book for cyclists at all levels Complete Bike Book will help you choose the right bike, perfect your riding performance, and maintain your bike like the professionals. From bicycle maintenance to riding technique, all aspects are covered in this definitive cycling guide. Filled with essential information and step-by-step photographs on how to adjust your bike correctly and basic to advanced repair advice. You'll also find instructions on riding techniques, fitness exercises and cycling safely. Plus, tips and advice from the professionals. Includes foreword from Chris Boardman, MBE, 1992 individual pursuit Gold medal winner. Complete Bike Book, now with a great, new look, is the must-have handbook for beginners and experienced cyclists alike.

  • The Survival Handbook
    by DK
    In stoc (10+)
    8500lei 68.00 lei

    Survive anything life throws at you with The Survival Handbook.

    Served in a handy mess tin, The Survival Book is the ultimate visual guide to camping, wilderness, and outdoor survival skills. Written by Colin Towell, an ex-SAS Combat Survival Instructor, The Survival Handbook is bursting with survival tips, manual skills, camping essentials, and advice on how to survive whatever the great outdoors throws at you.

    Learn how to read a map, how to light a fire, and how to build a raft and be prepared for every outdoor situation. Catch your own dinner and cook it in the mess tin, revel in inspirational real-life survival stories, or serve The Survival Handbook up as a truly unique gift.

    From survival basics such as finding water and catching fish, to extreme situations including being adrift at sea or lost in the jungle, The Survival Handbook will steer you through life's toughest adventures in the world's harshest climates.

  • 8500lei 68.00 lei

    Trying your first sprint triathlon or wanting to raise your game? The Triathlon Training Book is the one-stop reference for every triathlete.

    Here are all the essentials you need to improve your athletic performance and reach your goals. Kick-start your triathlon training with coaching advice on perfecting technique, improving nutrition and choosing the best kit and equipment. Improve your racing potential and heighten your performance in each discipline with detailed drills, and build strength, stamina and flexibility by following step-by-step exercises and guidance on how to avoid injury and maintain fitness levels.

    Follow customisable triathlon training programmes that are tailored to help you succeed in the four major distances - Sprint, Olympic, half Ironman and Ironman. Including expert advice on race-day strategy and tips on keeping motivated and reducing transition time, The Triathlon Training Book will show you how to train safely and effectively to reach your full potential.

  • 8500lei 68.00 lei

     The Complete Running and Marathon Book has everything you need to know, from choosing the right footwear to eating right and warming up. Or running a race, such as a 5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon? Train hard with one of the specific programmes for your distance. Invaluable tips can help you to gain a vital competitive edge, from goal-setting and motivation to running psychology and race tactics. Assess and develop your technique under clear no-nonsense guidance with detailed visuals to help you understand what your body is going through. Key pre- and post-run step-by-step stretches help you to protect yourself from injury and core and resistance-training exercises can help you to run faster and further. The Complete Running and Marathon Book is perfect for any new or aspiring runner looking to go the distance.

  • 72.00 lei

    There isn't a woman on the planet who doesn't dream about looking great in a bikini-until they are faced with the huge amount of time and sweat equity involved in reaching swimsuit cover model shape. Feeling intimidated and overwhelmed, they give up befor

  • Turn Stress into Bliss
    In stoc - 1 buc
    72.00 lei

    Recently, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, a well-respected certifying yoga school and organization, has created a program to help people reduce stress through yoga. The findings have been spectacular. The eight-week program has helped students find a 55% red

  • Yoga Heals Your Back
    In stoc - 1 buc
    72.00 lei

    Simple, quick yoga routines that stop back, shoulder, and neck pain for good! Back pain is the number one reason people stay home from work, and the best way to help chronic back pain is with exercise. Yoga, with its gentle stretching and breathing, is on

  • Centaur
    La comanda in aprox. 4 saptamani
    75.00 lei


    Coping with your own death, when you are not yet dead, is a strange thing...

    A natural on a horse since he was able to walk, and imbued with a pure love of riding, Declan Murphy became one of the most brilliant jockeys of his generation before his world came crashing down at the final hurdle of a race at Haydock Park. His skull shattered in twelve places, he was believed to be dead, the last rites were read and the Racing Post prepared his obituary. Miraculously, and the word is not used lightly, he survived and defied medical thinking in recovering to the extent that eighteen months after his fall, he was able to saddle up for one more race. As usual, he won.

    For 23 years, Declan has been unable to tell his story, to bring to words existence on the frontier between life and death, to describe the incredible bond between man and horse. But now, in an extraordinary collaboration with Ami Rao, she has helped him find those words, a way to piece together what happened before, during and after, what it all meant and what it means to us all. It is a story of triumph, fear, love and loss, by turns primal, heartbreaking and inspirational, and ultimately, it is the story of hope, and of life.

  • The Descent
    La comanda in aprox. 4 saptamani
    75.00 lei

    'I have success, money, women. I've been lionised by the public and the media. The world is at my feet. I've spread my wings and here I am, soaring above everything and everyone. But in reality, the descent has already begun.'

    Thomas Dekker was set to become one of pro cycling’s superstars. He represented the Netherlands at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and won the Tirreno–Adriatico in 2006, followed by the Tour de Romandie in 2007. But before long, he found himself buckling under the pressure to perform and sucked in by the lure of hedonistic highs. Now, after years of leading a double life, Dekker exposes the truth.

    In The Descent, Dekker tells his shocking story of hotel room blood bags, shady rendezvous with dealers, partying with prostitutes at the Tour de France and the consequences of prolific EPO use. This is Dekker’s journey from youthful idealism to a sordid path of excess and doping that lays bare pro-cycling’s darkest secrets like never before. It is the story from a man who has nothing left to lose.

  • I Found My Tribe
    La comanda in aprox. 4 saptamani
    75.00 lei

    'One of the year’s most arresting, humbling and acute memoirs. It is a catch-in-the-throat, life-affirming work that you want to gulp down in one and recommend to all your friends. Fitzmaurice tells her story in sparkling prose that is as sinewy as her new sea-strengthened body, and as admirable and boundless as her spirit' Sunday Times

    Ruth’s tribe are her lively children and her filmmaker husband, Simon, who has Motor Neurone Disease and can only communicate with his eyes. Ruth’s other ‘tribe’ are the friends who gather at the cove in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, and regularly throw themselves into the freezing cold water, just for kicks.

    ‘The Tragic Wives’ Swimming Club’, as they jokingly call themselves, meet to cope with the extreme challenges life puts in their way, not to mention the monster waves rolling over the horizon. Swimming is just one of the daily coping strategies as Ruth fights to preserve the strong but now silent connection with her husband. As she tells the story of their marriage, via diagnosis to their current precarious situation, Ruth also charts her passion for sea swimming – culminating in a midnight swim under the full moon on her wedding anniversary.

    An invocation to all of us to love as hard as we can, and live even harder, I Found My Tribe is an urgent and uplifting letter to a husband, family, friends, the natural world and the brightness of life.

  • 75.00 lei

    The Secret Footballer is 'recklessly honest' (Loaded); 'insightful and opinionated' (Morning Star); 'the Banksy of the beautiful game' (Shortlist).

    Since his first book was published in 2012, The Secret Footballer has been able to take the reader behind the scenes of footballers' lives like no other player has been able, or will ever be able, to do. Anonymity has been a potent weapon in revealing the real world of football stars, and five years on, he has now penned the work that all his fellow professionals have been urging him to do from the start, The Secret Footballer: What Goes on Tour. And it isn't going to stay on tour any more...

    From Marbella and Ibiza to Dubai and Las Vegas, The Secret Footballer lays bare the worst, most embarrassing and most hilarious excesses of these fit and mostly fickle young men whose million-pound salaries, to use his own words, 'open up a host of recreational opportunities'. Fuelled by rampaging desires for sex, drugs, booze and rock'n'roll, these footballers think up ever more extreme ways of splashing the cash, and needless to say, it doesn't always end well...

  • Urban Outlaw: Dirt Don’t Slow You Down
    La comanda in aprox. 4 saptamani
    80.00 lei

    Magnus Walker is one of life’s originals. Serial entrepreneur, fashion designer, TV presenter, motivational speaker and one of the world’s most prolific Porsche collectors, the dreadlocked, tattooed hoarder of individual creativity is a very modern incarnation of idiosyncratic success.

    Raised in the grim, urban decay of Thatcher’s Britain, Sheffield-born Magnus Walker left school with just two O levels and drifted for several years before buying a one-way ticket to America. Now, 30 years and three successful businesses later, by following his instincts, rejecting convention and pursuing his passions Magnus has succeeded against all the odds.

    Here, for the first time, is the full story of his journey from a Northern steel town to the bright lights of Hollywood, from a boy with little hope to an anti-establishment hero. Along the way we’ll witness his potent combination of inspiration and graft, discover his motivations and his ambitions, and come to understand his philosophy and the keys to his success.

    Inspiring and exhilarating, URBAN OUTLAW is a compelling tale of succeeding through pure instinct and determination by a man who was brave enough to follow his own path.

  • Monaco: Inside F1’s Greatest Race
    La comanda in aprox. 4 saptamani
    80.00 lei

    Circuit de Monaco. Monte Carlo. The ultimate race in the Formula One calendar.

    When you think of Formula One, you think of Monaco. Once a year, yachts jam the harbour, celebrities fill the stands and luxury sports cars litter the streets as of thousands of people gather from across the world to watch the greatest, and one of the oldest, races in motorsport.

    Monaco is glamorous, prestigious and seductive. But for the drivers, it is the most demanding race of the year. The narrow streets, tight corners and sharp elevations make it the ultimate test of driving skill. It is physically draining and mentally exhausting.

    Proposed today, the race would not exist but it remains the jewel in the crown for every Formula One driver. There is simply no other race like it.

    Win at Monaco and your name is etched in history. You will join the likes of Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart, Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton.

    With exclusive interviews and insight from drivers and a wealth of F1 insiders, award-winning sportswriter Malcolm Folley goes behind the scenes to discover what it's really like to drive and live and breathe this iconic circuit. He reveals along the way a unique and definitive portrait of the circuit, and recreates in thrilling detail its most extraordinary weekend, when only three cars finished.

  • The One Minute Workout
    La comanda in aprox. 4 saptamani
    86.00 lei

    We all know we should exercise more – but many of us just don’t have time. The current NHS guidelines advise 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week, and for people with busy lives that can feel like an impossible challenge. But what if you could get all the health and fitness benefits of that 150 minutes in far less time?

    Martin Gibala is one of the world's leading researchers into High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), the training protocol which has helped Joe Wicks sell 795k copies of Lean in 15. Gibala has spent decades studying the effect of this approach on everyone from college athletes to middle-aged couch potatoes, and his work demonstrates that very short, intense bursts of exercise may be the most potent form of workout available.

    In The One Minute Workout he explains the science behind this approach and offers new strategies for achieving fitness in astonishingly little time, including twelve interval workouts and four micro-workouts customized for individual needs, fitness levels and preferences. He also answers the ultimate question: How low can you go? (clue – it’s in the title…)

  • The Man and His Bike
    La comanda in aprox. 4 saptamani
    86.00 lei

    …The helicopter is hanging above our heads. A woman with a child waves up to the family watching at home. Motorcycles tear past, sirens wailing. And here they come, the riders. Like a vast chameleon the peloton continually changes shape and colour. Four hundred tyres sing to us. Music for a Sunday afternoon.

    Here they come. Here they are. There they go. It’s all over, consigned to the past once more.

    We can still see the mud-spattered backside of a straggler, sitting crooked on his bike after a fall. The skin of his elbow has been grazed raw, the dirt of the Tour ground into the wound. But he must go on. The Tour waits for no man…

    Wilfried de Jong is a star of Dutch sports writing and broadcasting. In this award-winning collection of cycling tales, his comic, melancholic, existential charm unlocks a sport that involves so much pain, punishment, isolation and a high probability of failure. Liberating and inspiring, Wilfried ponders life, love and death on his trusted bike, chasing the essence of our existence against the backdrop of major cycling events or while roaming alone in nature.

    Whether he is describing being ejected from Paris-Roubaix, a terminal incident with a bird while out riding, painting the drama that unfolds in a forgotten café as they wait for the Tour to pass, or explaining why he is standing stark naked on Belgian cobbles with a tyre in his hand in the morning mist, he always uncovers the true soul of cycling – why we do it, why we watch it, why we hate it, why we love it – stripped bare.

  • 86.00 lei

    Simon Timson and Chelsea Warr were the Performance Directors of UK Sport, tasked with the outrageous objective of delivering even greater success to Team GB and Paralympic GB at Rio than in 2012. Something no other host nation had ever achieved in the next Games.

    In The Talent Lab, Owen Slot brings unique access to Team GB’s intelligence, sharing for the first time the incredible breakthroughs and insights they discovered that often extend way beyond sport. Using lessons from organisations as far afield as the Yehudi Menuhin School of Music, the NFL Draft, the Royal College of Surgeons and the SAS, it shows how talent can be discovered, created, shaped and sustained.

    Charting the success of the likes of Chris Hoy, Max Whitlock, Adam Peaty, Ed Clancy, Lizzy Yarnold, Dave Henson, Tom Daley, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Katherine Grainger, the Brownlee Brothers, Helen Glover, Anthony Joshua and the women’s hockey team, The Talent Lab tells just how it was done and how any team, business or individual might learn from it.

  • Indurain
    La comanda in aprox. 4 saptamani
    86.00 lei

    Miguel Indurain is Spain’s greatest cyclist of all time and one of the best Tour racers in history. He is the only bike rider to have won five successive Tours de France, as well as holding the title for the youngest ever race leader in the Tour of Spain. This is his story.

    As the all-conquering hero of the 90s, Indurain steadfastly refused to be overwhelmed by fame; remaining humble, shy and true to his country roots. Along with his superhuman calmness, iron will-power and superb bike handling skills, he was often described as a machine. Yet 1996 saw Indurain, the Tour’s greatest ever champion, spectacularly plummet, bringing his career and supremacy to an abrupt end.

    In Indurain, Alasdair Fotheringham gets to the heart of this enigmatic character, reliving his historic accomplishments in vibrant colour, and exploring how this shaped the direction taken by generations of Spanish racers - raising Spanish sport to a whole new level.

  • 86.00 lei

    Several years ago, Sam Walker set out to answer one of the most hotly debated questions in sport: what are the greatest teams of all time? He devised a formula and applied it to thousands of teams across the world from the English Premier League to the NFL. When he was done, he had a list of the 16 most dominant teams ever. At that point he became obsessed with another, more complex question: what did these freak teams have in common?

    As Walker dug more deeply, a pattern emerged: The teams were all driven by a singular type of leader, but not one with the characteristics you might expect. They were unorthodox outliers – awkward and disagreeable, marginally skilled, poor verbal communicators, at times aggressive and rule-breaking and, rather than pursue fame, they preferred to hide in the shadows both on and off the field. Captains, in short, who will challenge your assumptions of what inspired leadership looks like.

    From the captains of world renowned teams like Barcelona, Brazil, the All Blacks and the New York Yankees to lesser known successes of Soviet ice hockey or French handball, The Captain Class unveils the seven key qualities that make these elite leaders exceptional. Drawing on original interviews with athletes from two dozen countries as well as coaches, managers and others skilled at building teams, Walker attempts to answer questions such as: Are great captains made or born? Why do so many teams pick the wrong captain? Why has the value of the captain fallen out of favour and how can it be revived? The culmination of 10-years research and a lifetime of sports watching, The Captain Class is like no other sports book and is guaranteed to spark endless debate and heated argument among fans of every sport.

  • Golf The Ultimate Guide
    by DK
    In stoc - 4 buc
    11500lei 92.00 lei

    The ultimate golf guide Golf: The Ultimate Guide is the perfect guide to playing and watching golf, whether you are a golf pro, a beginner or a keen spectator. Celebrating this ever-popular game, Golf: The Ultimate Guide takes you on a journey through golf's fascinating history, including an exploration of the nuances of golf etiquette on the golf course. You'll be guided through the greatest international golf tournaments and 75 of the world's best golf courses, highlighting their most exciting features. You'll also get clear step-by-step instructions on how to play golf, how to choose golf equipment and expert golf swing tips to help you improve your game. Essential first lessons provide advice on basic grips and stances, mastering the golf swing, and driving, pitching, chipping and putting on the green. Additionally, Golf: The Ultimate Guide includes a directory of websites, academies, golf magazines and golf stores, plus detailed information covers tips on where to buy golf equipment and find lessons, and explains which are the best tournaments and courses.

  • 95.00 lei

    Anyone who has watched the film "Field of Dreams" can't help but be captivated by the lead character's vision. He gives his struggling farming community a magical place where the smell of roasted peanuts gently wafts over the crowded grandstand on a warm summer evening just as the star pitcher takes the mound. Baseball, America's game, has a dedicated following and a rich history. Fans obsess over comparative statistics and celebrate men who played for legendary teams during the "golden age" of the game. In "The Farmers' Game", David Vaught examines the history and character of baseball through a series of essay-vignettes. He presents the sport as essentially rural, reflecting the nature of farm and small-town life. Vaught does not deny or devalue the lively stickball games played in the streets of Brooklyn, but he sees the history of the game and the rural United States as related and mutually revealing. His subjects include nineteenth-century Cooperstown, the playing fields of Texas and Minnesota, the rural communities of California, the great farmer-pitcher Bob Feller, and the notorious Gaylord Perry. Although – contrary to legend – Abner Doubleday did not invent baseball in a cow pasture in upstate New York, many fans enjoy the game for its nostalgic qualities. Vaught's deeply researched exploration of baseball's rural roots helps explain its enduring popularity.

  • The Fall of the House of Fifa
    La comanda in aprox. 4 saptamani
    98.00 lei

    Fifa was founded in 1904 to unite the football-playing world, its first congress stating that 'no person should be allowed to arrange matches for personal profit'. A little over a century later, a judge in a Brooklyn courtroom called Fifa a 'Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organisation (RICO) enterprise' - a term originally coined for the mafia.

    As dazzling World Cups captivated billions around the world Fifa became a commercial magnet, money pouring into its coffers. Its earnest foundations began to crumble as those entrusted with the sport wanted their share.

    For forty years Joao Havelange and then Sepp Blatter presided over a Fifa now plagued with scandal - dawn raids, FBI investigations, allegations of money laundering, industrial-scale bribery, racketeering, tax evasion, vote-buying and theft that now came to define the organisation whose purpose is to foster international cooperation and nurture the spirit of this simple, beautiful game.

    David Conn, football's most respected investigative journalist, chronicles the extraordinary history and staggering scale of corruption, paints revealing portraits of the men at the centre of Fifa - the power brokers, the indicted, the legends like Franz Beckenbauer and Michel Platini - and puts the allegations to Blatter himself in an extended interview.

    The Fall of the House of Fifa is the definitive story of Fifa's rise and the most spectacular fall sport has ever seen.

  • 98.00 lei

    Full of adventure, mishaps and audacious attempts at cheating, the first Tour de France in 1903 was a colourful affair. Its riders included characters like Maurice Garin, an Italian-born Frenchman, said to have been swapped for a round of cheese by his parents in order to smuggle him into France to clean chimneys as a teenager, Hippolyte Aucouturier with his trademark handlebar moustache, and amateurs like Jean Dargassies, a blacksmith who had never raced before.

    Dreamed up to revive struggling newspaper L'Auto, cyclists of the time were wary of this 'heroic' race on roads more suited to hooves than wheels, riding hefty fixed-gear bikes for three full weeks. 'With a few francs you could win 3,000', the paper declared in desperation, eventually attracting a field comprising a handful of the era's professional racers and, among other hopefuls, a butcher, painter and decorator, and a circus acrobat.

    Would this ramshackle pack of cyclists draw crowds to throng France's rutted roads and cheer the first Tour heroes? Surprisingly it did, and, all thanks to a marketing ruse, cycling would never be the same again. Peter Cossins takes us through the inaugural Tour de France, painting a nuanced portrait of France in the early 1900s, to see where the greatest sporting event of all began.

  • 98.00 lei

    Why do road cyclists go to the mountains?

    After all, cycling up a mountain is hard – so hard that, to many non-cyclists, it can seem absurd. But, for some, climbing a mountain gracefully (and beating your competitors up the slope) represents the pinnacle of cycling achievement. The mountains are where legends are forged and cycling’s greats make their names.

    Many books tell you where the mountains are, or how long and how high. None of them ask ‘Why?’

    Why are Europe’s mountain ranges professional cycling’s Wembley Stadium or its Colosseum? Why do amateurs also make a pilgrimage to these high, remote roads and what do we see and feel when we do?
    Why are the roads there in the first place?

    Higher Calling explores the central place of mountains in the folklore of road cycling. Blending adventure and travel writing with the rich narrative of pro racing, Max Leonard takes the reader from the battles that created the Alpine roads to the shepherds tending their flocks on the peaks, and to a Grand Tour climax on the ‘highest road in Europe’. And he tells stories of courage and sacrifice, war and love, obsession and elephants along the way.

  • The Bicycle Book
    by DK
    In stoc (10+)
    12500lei 100.00 lei

    The Bicycle Book is an extraordinary celebration of the history of cycling from BMX and mountain biking, to track and road racing. Take a ride through the sport's history and discover classic and cutting-edge bicycles, following the evolution of cycling throughout the decades.

    Perfect for anyone with a love for cycling, The Bicycle Book features the latest high-performance bikes and cycling technology, along with profiles of famous cyclists, and iconic manufacturers and brands. With up-close images, maps, and histories of key races and competitions, The Bicycle Book is a stylish and fascinating addition to any enthusiast's collection.

  • 100 Best Bikes
    In stoc - 1 buc
    100.00 lei

    These are the best bikes to be found anywhere right now, giving every kind of cyclist an overview of what is out there. Whether a BMXtreme or mountain bike enthusiast, a keen tourer or racer, a city commuter or courier, or simply fascinated with the constantly advancing mechanics and engineering of folding and other innovative bike designs, this book has something for you. The bikes on display come from across Europe, East and South Asia and North America, not to mention examples from the southern hemisphere. The major bike manufacturers like Boardman, Giant and Fuji are of course featured, but also more maverick material from Biomega, Calfee and Daymak. "100 Best Bikes" is the essential resource for anyone wanting to know about the best in design and engineering for every kind of bike.

  • 108.00 lei

    During its more than 50-year history, the Corvette has developed into much more than an automotive nameplate--it has become one of the world's most recognized automobiles. How the Chevrolet Corvette came to be one of the most popular sports cars in the world--and the longest-running automotive nameplate in Chevrolet history--is a rich and compelling story that combines politics, passion, performance, design, and popular culture. This uniquely sleek and sexy American car has become a worldwide icon much like the Coca-Cola symbol, McDonald's arches, or Marilyn Monroe. It is a symbol of freedom, speed, power, and fun. Corvette: America's Sports Car--Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, documents the genesis and evolution of this treasured American icon through many never-before-published photographs from the archives of General Motors as well as a comprehensive story drawn from exclusive interviews with the risk-taking engineers and designers who defied conventional thinking to create this uniquely American automobile. Corvette: America's Sports Car--Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow celebrates America's beloved sports car in a stylishly handsome volume, with a custom cover design in Corvette red proudly bearing a sixth-generation Corvette crossed-flags hood emblem.

  • 110.00 lei

    The best-selling game of all time is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC. BradyGames covers it all plus exclusive GTA Online coverage. BradyGames has teamed up with Rockstar Games to bring you Grand Theft Auto V Signature Series Strategy Guide: Updated and Expanded. Whether you're playing on PS4, Xbox One or PC you'll have complete coverage of all additions and enhancements to GTA V including planning and execution of all heists, maximizing the strengths of all three characters and the most effective weapon for each scenario to win the Gold Medal. Set in the sprawling, sun-soaked metropolis of Los Santos, Grand Theft Auto V centres around three very different criminals all plotting and scheming for their own chance of survival and success. Running out of options, Franklin, Michael and Trevor risk everything in a series of dangerous heists that could set them up for life or send them straight to the slammer. Check out the newest additions in the comprehensive Vehicle Showroom, find out how to earn and spend money and tips for gaining Reputation points and ranking up. BradyGames has explored every square mile of land and sea in Los Santos and Blaine County to find every collectible and complete all activities enabling you to get the most out of GTA V.

  • 110.00 lei

    This is the follow up to NSCA’s first edition which proved to be a reliable introductory resource to strength and conditioning training.

    The NSCA is the leading governing body for Strength and Conditioning the world over, so the information within this book is second to none and can always be relied upon.

    The 2nd edition provides science-based techniques, programs, and recommendations from the leading authorities in the field. Strength Training combines the most valuable information with the best instruction for proven results.

    The target market for this title covers a wide range of potential customers from gym goers looking for a new regime to introductory level students of S&C.

    This title is due for release in the middle of February.

  • 110.00 lei

    A visual guide to planet football that includes details of the World Cup 2010.

    Learn to bend it like Rooney and dribble like Torres with this ultimate visual guide to planet football - revised and updated to include details of the World Cup 2

  • 115.00 lei

    Sports Coaching: The Basics is an engaging and provocative introduction to sports coaching which combines coaches’ views and experiences of their work with discussions and topical issues that feature in this fast-growing field. In doing so, coaches are placed at the centre of the discussions relating to philosophical, historical, sociological, psychological and pedagogical interpretations of contemporary practice. Consequently, the book prompts questions such as: What is coaching? What does it mean to be a coach? How do coaches influence athletes/players? How do coaches learn? What is it like to be a coach? In considering these questions, readers are encouraged to reflect upon their experiences of coaching and to start conversations with others about coaches’ work. Therefore, the book is of use for coaches, those interested in studying sports coaching, and coach educators or facilitators of coach learning initiatives.

  • 120.00 lei

    The unrivaled amount of cash poured into the college athletic system has made sports programs breeding grounds for corruption while diverting crucial resources from the academic mission of universities. Like money in Washington politics, the influence bou

  • 120.00 lei

    Women's lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing Sports in the United States. As stick technology advances, athleticism increases, and rules and regulations adapt, even the most experienced players and coaches need to keep current on all aspects of the game

  • 16000lei 128.00 lei

    From the Chevrolet Bel Air to the Ferrari Testarossa, The Classic Car Book showcases the most important and iconic classic cars from every decade since the 1940s, with a foreword by award-winning writer and commentator on the industry, history, and culture of cars, Giles Chapman.

    Fully illustrated and packed with stunning photography, The Classic Car Book uses specially commissioned photographic tours to put you in the driver's seat of the world's most famous vintage cars, including stylish roadsters and luxury limousines from manufacturers such as Mercedez-Benz, Ferrari, Rover, Jaguar, and Bentley.

    The Classic Car Book takes you on a scenic drive through the history of classic cars, profiling iconic models and key details of the world's most famous vehicles, and charting their legacy as objects of luxury and desire. Ideal for any car collectors and enthusiasts, The Classic Car Book is an essential addition to every fan's bookshelf.

  • 130.00 lei

    BMX bikes are iconic. Theres something about them that appeals to kids, adults and cyclists. And, of course, BMX has now become an Olympic sport. Rad Rides is the most in-depth exploration of the world of BMX bikes through their riders and the culture that surrounds them. The introduction explains and contextualizes the birth of BMX culture and where it is now, while the main body features bikes ranging from those that are well-worn through years of riding to beautiful, sculptural works of art gleaming, built-but-never-ridden keepsakes. The featured bikes are organized decade by decade and are BMXs drawn from the best collections in the world. There are also in-depth details of specifications and interviews with some of the collectors, many of whom have had their bikes exclusively shot for the book. This is the indispensable companion for anyone who loves the BMX.

  • Athletic Movement Skills: Training for Sports
    La comanda in aprox.4 saptamani
    132.00 lei

    This title is set to be a huge one for Human Kinetics. Written by world recognised high performance sport coach Clive Brewer.

    This book is extremely well priced for the level of content provided and will have a huge reach. It will be of interest to coaches, physio’s and participants of sports. It will also be recommended by lecturers for students as Universities across the UK and Europe for their courses.

    It looks set to emulate highly successful titles such as High Performance Training for Sport, and New Functional Training for Sport, so customers who have done well with those books should have a keen interest in this one.

    The importance of movement is becoming more and more recognised across different sports from team sports to individual and combat sports such as gymnastics and MMA. How the body moves to maximise performance and decrease the risk of injury has moved to the forefront within Strength and Conditioning.  This book is really relevant at the minute and the author has already started pushing it on social media generating a lot of attention.

  • 135.00 lei

    An homage to the beauty of two wheels, "Cyclepedia" is a celebration of the best bicycles designed over the past 90 years. Among this unique selection of exemplary bicycles are classic racing bikes that been in such events as the Tour de France, high-tech machines that use the latest in material science and aerodynamics, eccentric bikes designed for specific purposes such as cycling on ice, and rarities that are coveted by serious collectors. Gift book, reference, inspiration, fun, "Cyclepedia" will inspire lust and envy in bike nuts, commuting cyclists and design aesthetes everywhere.

  • 137.00 lei

    People have been racing horses for thousands of years, all over the world. Yet horseracing is often presented as an English creation that was exported, unaltered, to the colonies. This Companion investigates the intersection of racing and literature, art, history and finance, casting the sport as the product of cross-class, cosmopolitan and international influences. Chapters on racing history and the origins of the thoroughbred demonstrate how the gift of a fast horse could forge alliances between nations, and the extent to which international power dynamics can be traced back to racetracks and breeding sheds. Leading scholars and journalists draw on original research and firsthand experience to create portraits of the racetracks of Newmarket, Kentucky, the Curragh, and Hunter Valley, exposing readers to new racing frontiers in China and Dubai as well. A unique resource for fans and scholars alike, reopening essential questions regarding the legacy and importance of horseracing today.

  • 137.00 lei

    Football is the world's most popular sport. It is a cultural phenomenon and a global media spectacle. For its billions of fans, it serves as a common language. But where does its enduring popularity come from? Featuring essays from prominent experts in the field, scholars and journalists, this Companion covers ground seldom attempted in a single volume about football. It examines the game's oft-disputed roots and traces its development through Europe, South America and Africa, analysing whether resistance to the game is finally beginning to erode in China, India and the United States. It dissects the cult of the manager and how David Beckham redefined sporting celebrity. It investigates the game's followers, reporters and writers, as well as its most zealous money makers and powerful administrators. A valuable resource for students, scholars and general readers, The Cambridge Companion to Football is a true and faithful companion for anyone fascinated by the people's game.

  • 150.00 lei

    Part of the City Cycling Europe series, this title is aimed primarily at those looking to take casual weekend breaks. It also includes information for hardcore racing enthusiasts and special routes for those wishing to escape the traffic.

  • 165.00 lei

    The Aircraft Book is all about the men, machines, and landmark technology behind the most iconic aircraft from the Supermarine Spitfire to the Concorde. Featuring over 1,000 of the greatest military and commercial aircraft in the world, this is an amazing visual guide tracing their evolution over the past 10 decades. Plus, go on a virtual tour inside the engines of some of the legendary planes to see just what powers their performance. The Aircraft Book is essential for aviation buffs, covering the enduring impact that aircraft has on society as an object of curiosity, a symbol of luxury, and an essential weapon of war.

  • The Bicycle Artisans
    In stoc - 2 buc
    170.00 lei

    Here is an alphabetically presented, richly illustrated guide to 88 of the most creative bicycle makers working today, includes established names such as Achielle, Cielo Cycles and Corima and new kids on the block such as Art & Industry, Bondi Beach Cruisers and Foffa, as well as product designers (Torkel Dohmers, Marc Newson). Today's cyclists are seeking increasingly custom-made bicycles as reflections of their personalities whether a Danish-style cargo bike, a recumbent, a cyclocross trainer or a randonneur. Often working in tiny studios and workshops in hidden parts of our cities, the master craftsmen featured in these pages produce pieces that are highly personal and sought after and rarely seen.

  • 178.00 lei

    The second edition of Ted Patterson's illustrated history of football in Baltimore continues the story of the Raven's success – from their first Super Bowl victory in 2001 to the emotional parade through downtown Baltimore after winning Super Bowl XLVII. Patterson is joined by Baltimore poet and sports aficionado Dean Bartoli Smith, whose new chapters capture the energy of Purple Fridays, the larger-than-life personalities of Ray Lewis, Hall of Famer Jonathan Ogden, Jamal Lewis, Matt Stover, Ed Reed, and Joe Flacco, and the city's embrace of the Ravens as a reflection of Baltimore itself. "Football in Baltimore" is a tour of one of the world's premier collections of Baltimore sports memorabilia – highlighting memorable games and players and exploring a pop culture that surrounded and has survived them. Patterson moved to Baltimore in what turned out to be the final decade of the Baltimore Colts and has amassed a remarkable collection of items that both collectors and sports fans will enjoy. Patterson introduces us to the teams and early stars of Johns Hopkins and Morgan State; Army-Navy games in old Municipal Stadium; high-school rivalries like City-Poly, Loyola-Calvert Hall, Gilman-McDonogh, and the great years of Patterson High; the original Colts (colors silver and green); and, at considerable length, the legendary Baltimore Colts of Johnny Unitas, Lenny Moore, Raymond Berry, Alan "the Horse" Ameche, Artie Donovan, Bert Jones, and Lydell Mitchell. He also includes the next chapters in this eventful story: the fight to bring pro football back to the city, the dawn of the Ravens' era, and the building of a new football stadium in downtown Baltimore.

  • 200.00 lei

    This lavishly illustrated book reveals the state of the art of the custom racing bicycle. Each chapter covers a particular part of the bike, starting with the largest subject area - frames (steel, aluminium, titanium and carbon fibre), then moving on to forks, headsets, wheels, tyres, hubs, gear components, chains, brakes, saddles, handlebars, pedals, water bottle cages and accessories. As well as an overview of the components available, with beautiful studio images of the latest kit, the chapters include interviews and opinions from the top designers and manufacturers. There is advice on sizing and geometry and having your own frame custom measured and made; how saving weight and focusing on quality make the bike better; and which bike is suited to particular riders and different disciplines (Cyclo-Cross, Time Trial, Track, etc.). In addition, professional mechanics show the details, special tools and secrets behind making racing bikes run like clockwork. Chapter by chapter, the book builds up the complete guide to specifying and buying your dream bike.

  • 250.00 lei

    Cycling has never lost its appeal. Alongside mass-produced models, the craftsmanship of bespoke bicycle makers has emerged to satisfy the passion of people who ride bikes as a means of daily transport, as a sport and for recreation. This book by passionate cyclists Christine Elliott and David Jablonka is the product of a world-wide search for the most influential bike makers on the planet. The result is a presentation of a wonderful collection of expertly honed, human-powered machines, built by some of the best and most creative bicycle makers practicing their skill today. It highlights the range of techniques, materials and design elements, and the passion behind producing each custom-made bike by some of the best and most creative bicycle makers in the world. It's guaranteed to take you on the ride of your life. Features a foreword by Phil Liggett, the legendary voice behind the English-language broadcasts of the Tour de France.