Capturing the perfect wave. Tapping into the archives of America's most important surf photographer of the '60s and '70s. At a time when surfing is more popular than ever, it's fitting to look back at the years that brought the sport into the mainstream. Developed by Hawaiian islanders over five centuries ago, surfing began t... read more
It's a sad fact of flyfishing that there is no prescriptive manual for ensuring success. It is an activity that defies simple evaluation, with enough variables to leave even the experts scratching their heads from time to time. For example, why is it that a trout will respond to a certain fly one day, but ignore it entire... read more
The 1960s and '70s was an era of Australian tennis giants - Roy Emerson, Fred Stolle, Neale Fraser, Lew Hoad, John Newcombe, Ken Rosewall - but Rod Laver stood head and shoulders above them all. A diminutive, left-handed, red-headed country boy from Rockhampton, Rod Laver is one of Australia's greatest ever sporting champions... read more
In June 2013, the British Lions rugby team will tour Australia to commemorate the 125 year anniversary of their last visit in 1888. The young men that comprised the 1888 team were sporting pioneers- undertaking a high-risk tour not sanctioned by British Rugby union authorities.
The story behind the 1963 battle between St George and Western Suburbs and the image that defined rugby league. From the men who were at its centre and their sometimes controversial thoughts on the game today.
In 100 years, surfing in Australia has morphed from exotic Pacific Island curio to regimented training for life savers, from counter culture revolution to respectable mainstream sport. Along the way, it has shaped our coastal migrations, spawned vast business empires and design innovations, produced sports stars and spectacul... read more
Sport is all about winning, isn't it? Well, yes and no. For every winner, there's always a loser - often a whole string of them. And while the achievements of the ecstatic victor are heralded by delirious fans, and his, her or their story is emblazoned across triumphant headlines for days, if not decades, the story of the los... read more
At the start of 2005, the Swans had not won a premiership for 72 years. Now, in the Paul Roos-John Longmire era, they have become an understated, efficient footballing machine with two more flags. This is the story of how the Swans changed the direction of their club, establishing their own blueprint for winning.
Details more than 200 key racetracks around the world, including and featuring every Group One track. Information includes races, location, track conditions, race history, famous incidents and winners. An unbelievably thorough listing that will fascinate any fan of racing.
Ricky Ponting is one of the greatest Australian cricketers to have worn the baggy green. His autobiography details his journey from his childhood protege, to the highs and lows of an extraordinary international cricket career, to retirement. Test captain of Australia in 2004 until handing the job to Michael Clarke in 2011, he... read more
Arthur Mailey's classic autobiography, first published in 1958, is a wry and engaging account by a talented cricketer from a very different era - full of zest, varied, quick, shifting the point of attack, sometimes extravagant, frequently brilliant and always thoughtful. For fifty years, Arthur Mailey played and watched first... read more
Craig Bellamy is no ordinary rugby league coach. He has a remarkable win-loss record in his ten years with Melbourne Storm, but when he led his team through a season of scandal and turmoil, winning games while playing for no points, he gained national respect. For the first time, the legendary coach reveals his thoughts on su... read more
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The bicycle is the world's most popular form of transport. From the penny-farthing, the Dandy-horse and the Velocipede the design of the bicycle has evolved over the decades both in terms of style and technology. From high-performance cycles to practical run-arounds, conceptual bikes to commercial models, here are the 50 most... read more
Surfing's formative period from 1965 to 1978, as shown through the most complete book of the iconic images of photographer John Witzig. Chronicling the great creative years in the evolution of surfing, the late 1960s and early '70s, this engaging volume documents the revolutionary changes of the era--in board length, in surf ... read more
Completely updated edition of this best seller with details of over 17 new species, as well as three new chapters with extra tips on fishing techniques, details of when a particular fish is in season and the ever important facts about whether the species is edible or not. Sections also include where to find a particular speci... read more
This impressive volume showcases the finest golf resorts around the globe. All these hotels enjoy a unity of style that ties together interiors and exteriors. All corners of the earth and every type of setting are represented. This outstanding collection shows fine architecture and interiors set amidst lush, manicured greens ... read more
Anglo-Australian cricket battles have been a highlight on the sporting calender for 150 years and more. From Bradman to Benaud and Waugh to Warne, Great Ashes Moments highlights the champions, their quintessential moments and their favourite stories, tall and true.
Eric Orton has spent a lifetime learning about running and the limitless possibilities of the human body and mind, and now he is ready to share his knowledge in a book that will open up a new world of achievement for runners everywhere. For Orton, this is a chance to instruct and inspire. For the running reader, it is a chanc... read more
With stunning photography of the best surfing beaches in the world, as well as action shots and behind-the-scenes images from the pro-surfing carnival this is the ultimate book for any surfing fan. Joel's commentary throughout the book gives the reader unparalleled access to his life, friends and career amongst the waves. Wit... read more
Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before You Die - the tenth book in Chris Santella's popular "Fifty Places" series - takes readers on a tour de force of some of the world's most inspiring ski/snowboard areas. Based on interviews with leading ski/snowboarding experts, the book explores the rich history, personalities - and mo... read more