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Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (Maximum Ride, #3)

In MAXIMUM RIDE SAVING THE WORLD AND OTHER EXTREME SPORTS the time has arrived for Max and her winged Flock to face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose to defeat the takeover of Re evolution a sinister experiment to re engineer a select population into a scientifically superior master race and to terminate the rest Max Fang Iggy Nudge Gasman and Angel have always worked together to defeat the forces working against them but can they save the world when they are torn apart living in hiding and captivity halfway across the globe from one another


Motor Mouth (Alex Barnaby #2)

Barney is a woman with a taste for speed talent for breaking rules and knows too much about cheating First there was boyfriend NASCAR racer Hooker and a salesclerk Now an unlikely winner has to be cheating Another spotter calls for help trapped Their drooling St Bernard leaves his teeth marks in a corpse They are on the run suspected of murder


Motor Sports

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Motor Sports

Here readers will discover some of the most fascinating and unusual facts about motor sports The book reveals facts about Formula World Rally NASCAR and MotoGP including the fastet vehicles most unusual racers the trouble a kangaroo can cause and much more


The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy

There is only one writer on the planet who possesses enough basketball knowledge and passion to write the definitive book on the NBA Bill Simmons the from the womb hoops addict known to millions as ESPN com s Sports Guy is that writer And b The Book of Basketball b is that book br br Nowhere in the roundball universe will you find another single volume that covers as much in such depth as this wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining look at the past present and future of pro basketball br br From the age old question of who actually won the rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain to the one about which team was truly the best of all time Simmons opens and then closes once and for all every major pro basketball debate Then he takes it further by completely reevaluating not only how NBA Hall of Fame inductees should be chosen but how the institution must be reshaped from the ground up the result being the Pyramid Simmons s one of a kind five level shrine to the ninety six greatest players in the history of pro basketball And ultimately he takes fans to the heart of it all as he uses a conversation with one NBA great to uncover that coveted thing The Secret of Basketball br br Comprehensive authoritative controversial hilarious and impossible to put down even for Celtic haters b The Book of Basketball b offers every hardwood fan a courtside seat beside the game s finest funniest and fiercest chronicler br br br i br More to the point he s the only one crazy enough to try to pull it off br i


Motor Sports: A Pictorial History

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The Miracle at Speedy Motors (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #9)

Under the endless skies of Botswana there is always something Mma Ramotswe can do to help someone and here she finds herself assisting a woman looking for her family The problem is the woman doesn t know her real name or whether any of her family members are still alive Meanwhile Mma Makutsi is the recipient of a beautiful new bed that causes more than a few sleepless nights And at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors Mr J L B Matekoni has come under the influence of a doctor promising a miracle cure for his daughter s medical condition which Mma Ramotswe finds hard to accept Nonetheless Precious Ramotswe handles these things in her usual compassionate and good natured way while always finding time for a cup of red bush tea


Extreme Sports Bible, NIV

Go big Extreme sports the harsh elements adrenaline rush wild talent and raw challenge can mirror the highs lows aspirations and setbacks in our lives and in our relationship with God The Extreme Sports Bible recognizes these parallels and uses them as fuel for connecting to the Word of God Fans of extreme sports will find new adventure and inspiration in this amazingly compact NIV Bible Features include pages of full color action photos with Bible verses that highlight courage bravery faith and adventure Compact portable size is easy to take anywhere Words of Christ in red Complete text of the bestselling NIV translation


The Talent Code: Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Everything Else

A New York Times bestselling author explores cutting edge brain science to learn where talent comes from how it grows and how we can make ourselves smarter br br How does a penniless Russian tennis club with one indoor court create more top women players than the entire United States How did a small town in rural Italy produce the dozens of painters and sculptors who ignited the Italian Renaissance Why are so many great soccer players from Brazil br br Where does talent come from and how does it grow br br New research has revealed that myelin once considered an inert form of insulation for brain cells may be the holy grail of acquiring skill Journalist Daniel Coyle spent years investigating talent hotbeds interviewing world class practitioners top soccer players violinists fighter pilots artists and bank robbers and neuroscientists In clear accessible language he presents a solid strategy for skill acquisition in athletics fine arts languages science or math that can be successfully applied through a person s entire lifespan


THE MOTOR CYCLE DIARIES


The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

b Now a i New York Times i Bestseller With a new chapter added to the paperback br br i In high school I wondered whether the Jamaican Americans who made our track team so successful might carry some special speed gene from their tiny island In college I ran against Kenyans and wondered whether endurance genes might have traveled with them from East Africa At the same time I began to notice that a training group on my team could consist of five men who run next to one another stride for stride day after day and nonetheless turn out five entirely different runners How could this be i b br br We all knew a star athlete in high school The one who made it look so easy He was the starting quarterback and shortstop she was the all state point guard and high jumper i Naturals i Or were they br br The debate is as old as physical competition Are stars like Usain Bolt Michael Phelps and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training br The truth is far messier than a simple dichotomy between nature and nurture In the decade since the sequencing of the human genome researchers have slowly begun to uncover how the relationship between biological endowments and a competitor s training environment affects athleticism Sports scientists have gradually entered the era of modern genetic research br br In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success i Sports Illustrated i senior writer David Epstein tackles the great nature vs nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving this great riddle He investigates the so called hour rule to uncover whether rigorous and consistent practice from a young age is the only route to athletic excellence br br Along the way Epstein dispels many of our perceptions about why top athletes excel He shows why some skills that we assume are innate like the bullet fast reactions of a baseball or cricket batter are not and why other characteristics that we assume are entirely voluntary like an athlete s will to train might in fact have important genetic components br br This subject necessarily involves digging deep into sensitive topics like race and gender Epstein explores controversial questions such as br Are black athletes genetically predetermined to dominate both sprinting and distance running and are their abilities influenced by Africa s geography br Are there genetic reasons to separate male and female athletes in competition br Should we test the genes of young children to determine if they are destined for stardom br Can genetic testing determine who is at risk of injury brain damage or even death on the field br Through on the ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism br


Motor Sports in the 20s

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Central Coast Motor Sports

From action packed Model T racing in the s to exotic sports car racing during the s and s Images of America Central Coast Motor Sports reveals the colorful history of motor sports and hot rodding in Central California Sam Foose one of the pioneers of West Coast car customizing created several designs that led to fame while locals raced at the world famous Bonneville Salt Flats and joined the exclusive MPH Club Don Edwards entered the exciting world of drag boat and hydrofoil racing and became one of the most successful drag boat racers of the s This collection of historic images spotlights the many drag strips racetracks car clubs and personalities in the region during racing s golden age It also features some of the coolest hot rods customs dragsters lake racers sports cars formula racers sprint cars jalopies off road vehicles and motorcycles around


Motor Sports. Michael Hurley

Here readers will discover some of the most fascinating and unusual facts about motor sports The book reveals facts about Formula World Rally NASCAR and MotoGP including the fastest vehicles most unusual racers the trouble a kangaroo can cause and much more


South West Motor Sports

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Binding Arbitration (Chicago Sports Romance #2)

Through the corridors of the Windy City s criminal courts single mother Libby Tucker knows exactly how far she ll go to save her cancer stricken son s life The undefeated defense attorney is prepared to take her fight all the way to the majors br br Circumstances force Libby to plead her case at the cleats of celebrity baseball player Banford Aidan Palowski the man who discarded her at their college graduation Libby has worked her backside bare for everything she s attained while Aidan has been indulged since he slid through the birth canal and landed in a pile of Gold Coast money But helping Libby and living up to his biological duty could jeopardize the only thing the jock worships his baseball career br br If baseball imitates life Aidan admits his appears to be silver plated peanuts until an unexpected confrontation with the most spectacular prize that s ever poured from a caramel corn box blindsides him When he learns about his son s desperate need it pricks open the wound he s carried since he abandoned Libby and the child br br All Libby wants is a little anonymous DNA but Aidan has a magical umpire in his head who knows Libby s a fateball right to the heart When a six year old sage and a hippy priestess step onto the field there s more to settle between Libby and Aidan than heartache redemption and forgiveness


Ball Four (RosettaBooks Sports Classics)

Ball Four is a baseball classic a number one bestseller when it was published it still is in demand throughout the U S Now in a new updated hardcover edition Ball Four will reach a whole new generation of avid baseball fans In fact Ball Four has been selected by the NY Public Library as one of the Books of the Century And David Halberstam writes a book deep in the American Vein so deep in fact that is by no means a sports book Bouton has written a baseball book about the reality of the game Thirty years after its publication it remains as wonderful to read as ever


Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won

In Scorecasting University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran Sports Illustrated writer L Jon Wertheim to overturn some of the most cherished truisms of sports and reveal the hidden forces that shape how basketball baseball football and hockey games are played won and lost br br Drawing from Moskowitz s original research as well as studies from fellow economists such as bestselling author Richard Thaler the authors look at the influence home field advantage has on the outcomes of games in all sports and why it exists the surprising truth about the universally accepted axiom that defense wins championships the subtle biases that umpires exhibit in calling balls and strikes in key situations the unintended consequences of referees tendencies in every sport to swallow the whistle and more br br Among the insights that Scorecasting reveals br Why Tiger Woods is prone to the same mistake in high pressure putting situations that you and I areWhy professional teams routinely overvalue draft picks The myth of momentum or the hot hand in sports and why so many fans coaches and broadcasters fervently subscribe to itWhy NFL coaches rarely go for a first down on fourth down situations even when their reluctance to do so reduces their chances of winning In an engaging narrative that takes us from the putting greens of Augusta to the grid iron of a small parochial high school in Arkansas Scorecasting will forever change how you view the game whatever your favorite sport might be


The Boys of Summer (Aurum Sports Classics)

This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the s and s and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major league ball clubs ever fielded the team that broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson It is a book by and about a sportswriter who grew up near Ebbets Field and who had the good fortune in the s to cover the Dodgers for the Herald Tribune This is a book about what happened to Jackie Carl Erskine Pee Wee Reese and the others when their glory days were behind them In short it is a book about America about fathers and sons prejudice and courage triumph and disaster and told with warmth humor wit candor and love


Now I Can Die in Peace: How ESPN's Sports Guy Found Salvation, with a Little Help from Nomar, Pedro, Shawshank and the 2004

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Focus: El motor oculto de la excelencia

A lo largo de m s de dos d cadas Daniel Goleman psic logo y periodista ha explorado el conocimiento de vanguardia de las ciencias humanas en busca de informaci n novedosa sorprendente e importante y ha combinado estos datos con hallazgos pr cticos En Focus El motor oculto de la excelencia indaga la ciencia de la atenci n presentando un oportuno an lisis de esta cualidad mental a menudo ignorada o subestimada de indudable importancia en nuestra vida br br Goleman se ala que la atenci n funciona en cierto modo como un m sculo se desarrolla y fortalece cuando la ejercitamos Por lo tanto en una poca de continuas distracciones para enfrentar con xito nuestro complejo mundo es necesario que perfeccionemos nuestra atenci n en sus tres facetas la que se orienta a nuestro interior a los otros y al medio que nos rodea br br Por medio de estudios de casos realizados en mbitos tan diversos como el deporte la educaci n el arte y los negocios este libro nos muestra por qu las personas con alto nivel de desempe o deben manejar equilibradamente estas tres facetas br br Para mejorar h bitos sumar nuevas habilidades y lograr la excelencia estas personas sobresalientes recurren a la pr ctica inteligente un conjunto de t cnicas como la meditaci n con presencia mental el entrenamiento de la concentraci n la preparaci n para superar las derrotas el aprendizaje permanente y las emociones y conexiones positivas br br Y m s a n Focus El motor oculto de la excelencia invita a los lectores a enfocarse en lo importante no solo a nivel individual Los motiva a dirigir su atenci n a los temas apremiantes del mundo con visi n de futuro


IPPONNOYOUSHUKARA: Brewers sons and Motor Sports

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Long Way Round: op de motor de wereld rond

It started as a daydream Poring over a map of the world at home one quiet Saturday afternoon Ewan McGregor actor and self confessed bike nut noticed that it was possible to ride all the way round the world with just one short hop across the Bering Strait from Russia to Alaska It was a revelation he couldn t get out of his head So he picked up the phone and called Charley Boorman his best friend fellow actor and bike enthusiast Charley he said I think you ought to come over for dinner p From London to New York Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe the Ukraine Kazakhstan Mongolia and Russia across the Pacific to Alaska then down through Canada and America But as the miles slipped beneath the tyres of their big BMWs their troubles started Exhaustion injury and accidents tested their strength Treacherous roads unpredictable weather and turbulent politics challenged their stamina They were chased by paparazzi in Kazakhstan courted by men with very large guns in the Ukraine hassled by the police and given bulls testicles for supper by Mongolian nomads p p And yet despite all these obstacles they managed to ride over miles in four months changing their lives forever in the process As they travelled they documented their trip taking photographs and writing diaries by the campfire i Long Way Round i is the result of their adventures a fascinating frank and highly entertaining travel book about two friends riding round the world together and against all the odds realising their dream p p p


Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery (The Sports Beat, #1)

b i New York Times i b b bestselling sportswriter John Feinstein exposes the real March Madness behind the scenes at the Final Four basketball tournament b br br When Stevie wins a writing contest for aspiring sports journalists his prize is a press pass to the Final Four in New Orleans While exploring the Superdome he overhears a plot to throw the championship game With the help of fellow contest winner Susan Carol Stevie has just hours to figure out who is blackmailing one of the star players and why br br John Feinstein has been praised as the best writer of sports books in America today i The Boston Globe i and he proves it again in this fast paced novel br br A page turning thriller and a basketball junkie s bonanza i USA Today i br br br i From the Hardcover edition i


Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports

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Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life

The thrive diet is a long term eating plan to help all athletes professional or not develop a lean body sharp mind and everlasting energy As one of the few professional athletes on a plant based diet Brendan Brazier researched and developed this easy to follow program to enhance his performance as an elite endurance competitor p Brazier clearly describes the benefits of nutrient rich foods in their natural state versus processed foods and how to choose nutritionally efficient stress busting whole foods for maximum energy and health Featuring a week meal plan over allergen free recipes with raw food options including recipes for energy gels sport drinks and recovery foods and a complementary exercise plan i The Thrive Diet i is an authoritative guide to outstanding performance Neal D Barnard M D Physician s Committee for Responsible Medicine p


My Years with General Motors

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Celebrity Chefs of Country Music and Motor Sports

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The Art of a Beautiful Game: The Thinking Fan's Tour of the NBA (Sports Illustrated)

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Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports

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Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (Maximum Ride, #3)

In MAXIMUM RIDE SAVING THE WORLD AND OTHER EXTREME SPORTS the time has arrived for Max and her winged Flock to face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose to defeat the takeover of Re evolution a sinister experiment to re engineer a select population into a scientifically superior master race and to terminate the rest Max Fang Iggy Nudge Gasman and Angel have always worked together to defeat the forces working against them but can they save the world when they are torn apart living in hiding and captivity halfway across the globe from one another


Motor Mouth (Alex Barnaby #2)

Barney is a woman with a taste for speed talent for breaking rules and knows too much about cheating First there was boyfriend NASCAR racer Hooker and a salesclerk Now an unlikely winner has to be cheating Another spotter calls for help trapped Their drooling St Bernard leaves his teeth marks in a corpse They are on the run suspected of murder


Motor Sports

No description available


Motor Sports

Here readers will discover some of the most fascinating and unusual facts about motor sports The book reveals facts about Formula World Rally NASCAR and MotoGP including the fastet vehicles most unusual racers the trouble a kangaroo can cause and much more


The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy

There is only one writer on the planet who possesses enough basketball knowledge and passion to write the definitive book on the NBA Bill Simmons the from the womb hoops addict known to millions as ESPN com s Sports Guy is that writer And b The Book of Basketball b is that book br br Nowhere in the roundball universe will you find another single volume that covers as much in such depth as this wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining look at the past present and future of pro basketball br br From the age old question of who actually won the rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain to the one about which team was truly the best of all time Simmons opens and then closes once and for all every major pro basketball debate Then he takes it further by completely reevaluating not only how NBA Hall of Fame inductees should be chosen but how the institution must be reshaped from the ground up the result being the Pyramid Simmons s one of a kind five level shrine to the ninety six greatest players in the history of pro basketball And ultimately he takes fans to the heart of it all as he uses a conversation with one NBA great to uncover that coveted thing The Secret of Basketball br br Comprehensive authoritative controversial hilarious and impossible to put down even for Celtic haters b The Book of Basketball b offers every hardwood fan a courtside seat beside the game s finest funniest and fiercest chronicler br br br i br More to the point he s the only one crazy enough to try to pull it off br i


Motor Sports: A Pictorial History

No description available


The Miracle at Speedy Motors (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #9)

Under the endless skies of Botswana there is always something Mma Ramotswe can do to help someone and here she finds herself assisting a woman looking for her family The problem is the woman doesn t know her real name or whether any of her family members are still alive Meanwhile Mma Makutsi is the recipient of a beautiful new bed that causes more than a few sleepless nights And at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors Mr J L B Matekoni has come under the influence of a doctor promising a miracle cure for his daughter s medical condition which Mma Ramotswe finds hard to accept Nonetheless Precious Ramotswe handles these things in her usual compassionate and good natured way while always finding time for a cup of red bush tea


Extreme Sports Bible, NIV

Go big Extreme sports the harsh elements adrenaline rush wild talent and raw challenge can mirror the highs lows aspirations and setbacks in our lives and in our relationship with God The Extreme Sports Bible recognizes these parallels and uses them as fuel for connecting to the Word of God Fans of extreme sports will find new adventure and inspiration in this amazingly compact NIV Bible Features include pages of full color action photos with Bible verses that highlight courage bravery faith and adventure Compact portable size is easy to take anywhere Words of Christ in red Complete text of the bestselling NIV translation


The Talent Code: Unlocking the Secret of Skill in Sports, Art, Music, Math, and Just About Everything Else

A New York Times bestselling author explores cutting edge brain science to learn where talent comes from how it grows and how we can make ourselves smarter br br How does a penniless Russian tennis club with one indoor court create more top women players than the entire United States How did a small town in rural Italy produce the dozens of painters and sculptors who ignited the Italian Renaissance Why are so many great soccer players from Brazil br br Where does talent come from and how does it grow br br New research has revealed that myelin once considered an inert form of insulation for brain cells may be the holy grail of acquiring skill Journalist Daniel Coyle spent years investigating talent hotbeds interviewing world class practitioners top soccer players violinists fighter pilots artists and bank robbers and neuroscientists In clear accessible language he presents a solid strategy for skill acquisition in athletics fine arts languages science or math that can be successfully applied through a person s entire lifespan


THE MOTOR CYCLE DIARIES

p These travel diaries capture the essence and exuberance of the young legend Che Guevara In January Che set out from Buenos Aires to explore South America on an ancient Norton motorcycle He encounters an extraordinary range of people from native Indians to copper miners lepers and tourists experiencing hardships and adventures that informed much of his later life p p This expanded new edition from Ocean Press published with exclusive access to the Che Guevara Archives held in Havana includes a preface by Che s daughter Aleida Guevara It also features previously unpublished photos taken by Che on his travels as well as new unpublished parts of the diaries poems and letters p p A Latin James Dean or Jack Kerouac i Washington Post i p p For every comic escapade of the carefree roustabout there is an equally eye opening moment in the development of the future revolutionary leader By the end of the journey a politicized Che Guevara has emerged to predict his own revolutionary future i Time i p p The publication of this new expanded edition of i The Motorcycle Diaries i coincides with the release of Robert Redford s new film based on the i Diaries i This film and another forthcoming from Steven Soderbergh in Fall will provoke even greater Che mania and increase sales of all Ocean s titles on Che Guevara p


The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

b Now a i New York Times i Bestseller With a new chapter added to the paperback br br i In high school I wondered whether the Jamaican Americans who made our track team so successful might carry some special speed gene from their tiny island In college I ran against Kenyans and wondered whether endurance genes might have traveled with them from East Africa At the same time I began to notice that a training group on my team could consist of five men who run next to one another stride for stride day after day and nonetheless turn out five entirely different runners How could this be i b br br We all knew a star athlete in high school The one who made it look so easy He was the starting quarterback and shortstop she was the all state point guard and high jumper i Naturals i Or were they br br The debate is as old as physical competition Are stars like Usain Bolt Michael Phelps and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training br The truth is far messier than a simple dichotomy between nature and nurture In the decade since the sequencing of the human genome researchers have slowly begun to uncover how the relationship between biological endowments and a competitor s training environment affects athleticism Sports scientists have gradually entered the era of modern genetic research br br In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success i Sports Illustrated i senior writer David Epstein tackles the great nature vs nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving this great riddle He investigates the so called hour rule to uncover whether rigorous and consistent practice from a young age is the only route to athletic excellence br br Along the way Epstein dispels many of our perceptions about why top athletes excel He shows why some skills that we assume are innate like the bullet fast reactions of a baseball or cricket batter are not and why other characteristics that we assume are entirely voluntary like an athlete s will to train might in fact have important genetic components br br This subject necessarily involves digging deep into sensitive topics like race and gender Epstein explores controversial questions such as br Are black athletes genetically predetermined to dominate both sprinting and distance running and are their abilities influenced by Africa s geography br Are there genetic reasons to separate male and female athletes in competition br Should we test the genes of young children to determine if they are destined for stardom br Can genetic testing determine who is at risk of injury brain damage or even death on the field br Through on the ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism br


Motor Sports in the 20s

No description available


Central Coast Motor Sports

From action packed Model T racing in the s to exotic sports car racing during the s and s Images of America Central Coast Motor Sports reveals the colorful history of motor sports and hot rodding in Central California Sam Foose one of the pioneers of West Coast car customizing created several designs that led to fame while locals raced at the world famous Bonneville Salt Flats and joined the exclusive MPH Club Don Edwards entered the exciting world of drag boat and hydrofoil racing and became one of the most successful drag boat racers of the s This collection of historic images spotlights the many drag strips racetracks car clubs and personalities in the region during racing s golden age It also features some of the coolest hot rods customs dragsters lake racers sports cars formula racers sprint cars jalopies off road vehicles and motorcycles around


Motor Sports. Michael Hurley

Here readers will discover some of the most fascinating and unusual facts about motor sports The book reveals facts about Formula World Rally NASCAR and MotoGP including the fastest vehicles most unusual racers the trouble a kangaroo can cause and much more


South West Motor Sports

No description available


Binding Arbitration (Chicago Sports Romance #2)

Through the corridors of the Windy City s criminal courts single mother Libby Tucker knows exactly how far she ll go to save her cancer stricken son s life The undefeated defense attorney is prepared to take her fight all the way to the majors br br Circumstances force Libby to plead her case at the cleats of celebrity baseball player Banford Aidan Palowski the man who discarded her at their college graduation Libby has worked her backside bare for everything she s attained while Aidan has been indulged since he slid through the birth canal and landed in a pile of Gold Coast money But helping Libby and living up to his biological duty could jeopardize the only thing the jock worships his baseball career br br If baseball imitates life Aidan admits his appears to be silver plated peanuts until an unexpected confrontation with the most spectacular prize that s ever poured from a caramel corn box blindsides him When he learns about his son s desperate need it pricks open the wound he s carried since he abandoned Libby and the child br br All Libby wants is a little anonymous DNA but Aidan has a magical umpire in his head who knows Libby s a fateball right to the heart When a six year old sage and a hippy priestess step onto the field there s more to settle between Libby and Aidan than heartache redemption and forgiveness


Ball Four (RosettaBooks Sports Classics)

Ball Four is a baseball classic a number one bestseller when it was published it still is in demand throughout the U S Now in a new updated hardcover edition Ball Four will reach a whole new generation of avid baseball fans In fact Ball Four has been selected by the NY Public Library as one of the Books of the Century And David Halberstam writes a book deep in the American Vein so deep in fact that is by no means a sports book Bouton has written a baseball book about the reality of the game Thirty years after its publication it remains as wonderful to read as ever


Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won

In Scorecasting University of Chicago behavioral economist Tobias Moskowitz teams up with veteran Sports Illustrated writer L Jon Wertheim to overturn some of the most cherished truisms of sports and reveal the hidden forces that shape how basketball baseball football and hockey games are played won and lost br br Drawing from Moskowitz s original research as well as studies from fellow economists such as bestselling author Richard Thaler the authors look at the influence home field advantage has on the outcomes of games in all sports and why it exists the surprising truth about the universally accepted axiom that defense wins championships the subtle biases that umpires exhibit in calling balls and strikes in key situations the unintended consequences of referees tendencies in every sport to swallow the whistle and more br br Among the insights that Scorecasting reveals br Why Tiger Woods is prone to the same mistake in high pressure putting situations that you and I areWhy professional teams routinely overvalue draft picks The myth of momentum or the hot hand in sports and why so many fans coaches and broadcasters fervently subscribe to itWhy NFL coaches rarely go for a first down on fourth down situations even when their reluctance to do so reduces their chances of winning In an engaging narrative that takes us from the putting greens of Augusta to the grid iron of a small parochial high school in Arkansas Scorecasting will forever change how you view the game whatever your favorite sport might be


The Boys of Summer (Aurum Sports Classics)

This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the s and s and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major league ball clubs ever fielded the team that broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson It is a book by and about a sportswriter who grew up near Ebbets Field and who had the good fortune in the s to cover the Dodgers for the Herald Tribune This is a book about what happened to Jackie Carl Erskine Pee Wee Reese and the others when their glory days were behind them In short it is a book about America about fathers and sons prejudice and courage triumph and disaster and told with warmth humor wit candor and love


Now I Can Die in Peace: How ESPN's Sports Guy Found Salvation, with a Little Help from Nomar, Pedro, Shawshank and the 2004

No description available


Focus: El motor oculto de la excelencia

A lo largo de m s de dos d cadas Daniel Goleman psic logo y periodista ha explorado el conocimiento de vanguardia de las ciencias humanas en busca de informaci n novedosa sorprendente e importante y ha combinado estos datos con hallazgos pr cticos En Focus El motor oculto de la excelencia indaga la ciencia de la atenci n presentando un oportuno an lisis de esta cualidad mental a menudo ignorada o subestimada de indudable importancia en nuestra vida br br Goleman se ala que la atenci n funciona en cierto modo como un m sculo se desarrolla y fortalece cuando la ejercitamos Por lo tanto en una poca de continuas distracciones para enfrentar con xito nuestro complejo mundo es necesario que perfeccionemos nuestra atenci n en sus tres facetas la que se orienta a nuestro interior a los otros y al medio que nos rodea br br Por medio de estudios de casos realizados en mbitos tan diversos como el deporte la educaci n el arte y los negocios este libro nos muestra por qu las personas con alto nivel de desempe o deben manejar equilibradamente estas tres facetas br br Para mejorar h bitos sumar nuevas habilidades y lograr la excelencia estas personas sobresalientes recurren a la pr ctica inteligente un conjunto de t cnicas como la meditaci n con presencia mental el entrenamiento de la concentraci n la preparaci n para superar las derrotas el aprendizaje permanente y las emociones y conexiones positivas br br Y m s a n Focus El motor oculto de la excelencia invita a los lectores a enfocarse en lo importante no solo a nivel individual Los motiva a dirigir su atenci n a los temas apremiantes del mundo con visi n de futuro


IPPONNOYOUSHUKARA: Brewers sons and Motor Sports

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Long Way Round: op de motor de wereld rond

It started as a daydream Poring over a map of the world at home one quiet Saturday afternoon Ewan McGregor actor and self confessed bike nut noticed that it was possible to ride all the way round the world with just one short hop across the Bering Strait from Russia to Alaska It was a revelation he couldn t get out of his head So he picked up the phone and called Charley Boorman his best friend fellow actor and bike enthusiast Charley he said I think you ought to come over for dinner p From London to New York Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe the Ukraine Kazakhstan Mongolia and Russia across the Pacific to Alaska then down through Canada and America But as the miles slipped beneath the tyres of their big BMWs their troubles started Exhaustion injury and accidents tested their strength Treacherous roads unpredictable weather and turbulent politics challenged their stamina They were chased by paparazzi in Kazakhstan courted by men with very large guns in the Ukraine hassled by the police and given bulls testicles for supper by Mongolian nomads p p And yet despite all these obstacles they managed to ride over miles in four months changing their lives forever in the process As they travelled they documented their trip taking photographs and writing diaries by the campfire i Long Way Round i is the result of their adventures a fascinating frank and highly entertaining travel book about two friends riding round the world together and against all the odds realising their dream p p p


Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery (The Sports Beat, #1)

b i New York Times i b b bestselling sportswriter John Feinstein exposes the real March Madness behind the scenes at the Final Four basketball tournament b br br When Stevie wins a writing contest for aspiring sports journalists his prize is a press pass to the Final Four in New Orleans While exploring the Superdome he overhears a plot to throw the championship game With the help of fellow contest winner Susan Carol Stevie has just hours to figure out who is blackmailing one of the star players and why br br John Feinstein has been praised as the best writer of sports books in America today i The Boston Globe i and he proves it again in this fast paced novel br br A page turning thriller and a basketball junkie s bonanza i USA Today i br br br i From the Hardcover edition i


Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports

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Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life

The thrive diet is a long term eating plan to help all athletes professional or not develop a lean body sharp mind and everlasting energy As one of the few professional athletes on a plant based diet Brendan Brazier researched and developed this easy to follow program to enhance his performance as an elite endurance competitor p Brazier clearly describes the benefits of nutrient rich foods in their natural state versus processed foods and how to choose nutritionally efficient stress busting whole foods for maximum energy and health Featuring a week meal plan over allergen free recipes with raw food options including recipes for energy gels sport drinks and recovery foods and a complementary exercise plan i The Thrive Diet i is an authoritative guide to outstanding performance Neal D Barnard M D Physician s Committee for Responsible Medicine p


My Years with General Motors

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Celebrity Chefs of Country Music and Motor Sports

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The Art of a Beautiful Game: The Thinking Fan's Tour of the NBA (Sports Illustrated)

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Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Women's Sports

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