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Rugby Skills, Tactics and Rules (Expanded and Revised)

by Tony Williams Frank Bunce

A comprehensive, action-packed guide to playing rugby. Rugby is the fastest-growing contact sport in North America. This hard-hitting game, long popular at college campuses, is now being played at high schools and community parks. The new edition of the best-selling Rugby Skills, Tactics and Rules presents the latest information on all aspects of the game, along with an updated list of useful addresses. The book also features exciting images from the 2007 World Cup, including expert captions that describe the very latest skills and tactics used at the highest level. Features include: All the tactics and skills of the game at every level -- for beginners, experienced players and coaches Over 150 color photographs with captions explaining player positions and strategies Basic and specialized skills Coaching, including training, team patterns and motivation The rules and laws of the game, including playing field dimensions Fascinating trivia and amusing stories from around the world. Complete with glossary, a rules section, updated addresses and websites, this book has everything a player, coach or fan needs to enjoy the game.

Exercise for Special Populations

by Peggie Williamson

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. This updated 2nd Edition of Williamson’s highly applied Exercise for Special Populations provides just enough background for practicing and future personal trainers, exercise physiologists, and other health and fitness professionals to develop and implement exercise programs for special populations. For each condition, the book provides a general description, anatomy and physiology variances, precautions, recommendations for exercise testing and prescription, instructions and images of various exercises, and nutritional considerations. Reflecting the latest best practices in the field, the 2nd Edition features new chapters and pedagogy and a powerful suite of online resources.

The Boys of Everest

by Clint Willis

The Boys of Everest, which received enormous praise when published in hardback, tells the story of a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest's first ascent. It is a story of tremendous courage, astonishing acheivement and heartbreaking loss. Their leader was the boyish, fanatically driven Chris Bonington. His inner circle - they came to be known as Bonington's Boys - included a dozen who became climbing's greatest generation. Bonington's Boys gave birth to a new brand of climbing. They took increasingly terrible risks on now-legendary expeditions to the world's most fearsome peaks. And they paid an enormous price for their acheivements. Most of Bonington's boys died in the mountains, leaving behind the hardest question of all: was it worth it? The Boys of Everest, based on interviews with surviving climbers and other individuals as well as five decades of journals, expedition accounts, and letters, provides the closest thing to an answer that we'll ever have. It offers riveting descriptions of what The Boys of Everest found in the mountains - as well as an understanding of what they lost there.

Nerd Camp 2.0

by Drew Willis Elissa Brent Weissman

Gabe's happily headed back to Nerd Camp--but can he handle a cool-kid invasion?For Gabe, the equation for ideal summer bliss equals six glorious weeks of vigorous learning immersion at the Summer Center for Gifted Enrichment--aka, Nerd Camp. Last year was amazing, and this summer will be even better. At least, that's what Gabe thinks until a new variable is introduced: Zack, Gabe's cool stepbrother, was supposed to attend a camp nearby, but in the aftermath of a recent wildfire, Zack's camp and nerd camp will be sharing territory. As these two very different worlds collide, will both camps--and both stepbrothers--survive the summer?

Hockey Grit, Grind & Mind: Your Playbook for Increasing Toughness, Focus, Drive, Resilience, Confidence, and Consistency in Today's Game

by Kevin L. Willis

Hockey Grit, Grind, & Mind is for all those who are serious about becoming an elite player and reaching their full potential. Hockey is a tough sport and not everyone will develop the passion and perseverance it requires. Yet, honing ones skills, experience, and mental toughness is essential for becoming the best player possible. Performance and sports specialist Kevin Willis helps players, coaches, and parents understand the grit necessary to rise through the ranks and play hockey at the highest levels. Readers will learn how to increase the consistency of their game, step up in pressure situations, play with more confidence, create a reserve of energy to tap into when things are tough, persevere when other players are giving up, crystalize their vision of success, and stand out on the ice in both games and practices. Kevin provides the tools, insights, and strategies to help players train and compete like the pros and take their gameand their gritto a whole new level.,

When Women Rule the Court: Gender, Race, and Japanese American Basketball

by Nicole Willms

For nearly one hundred years, basketball has been an important part of Japanese American life. Women’s basketball holds a special place in the contemporary scene of highly organized and expansive Japanese American leagues in California, in part because these leagues have produced numerous talented female players. Using data from interviews and observations, Nicole Willms explores the interplay of social forces and community dynamics that have shaped this unique context of female athletic empowerment. As Japanese American women have excelled in mainstream basketball, they have emerged as local stars who have passed on the torch by becoming role models and building networks for others.

Across the Line

by Kate Willoughby

Book two of In the ZoneCalder Griffin needs to get back in shape. Sidelined last season by a knee injury, he's determined to return to the San Diego Barracudas and play the best hockey of his career. This might even be the year he gets out of his talented older brother's shadow.For months, Becca Chen has poured her energy into Cups, the restaurant she owns, desperate to prove to her parents that she can succeed in the career of her choice, not theirs. But after she spends a five-hour plane ride flirting with charming, magic-on-the-ice Calder, she tells herself she needs a fling.Becca and Calder can't keep their hands off each other, but they know the relationship can't last. They live on opposite coasts, and they're both too devoted to their careers. All they have to do is prevent their feelings from crossing the line from lust to love...See how Calder's teammate Tim found love in On the Surface.99,000 words

Kate Willoughby In The Zone Series Books 1-3

by Kate Willoughby

Fall in love with the San Diego Barracudas. Get the first three In the Zone hockey romances, now available in one box set! ON THE SURFACE NHL player Tim Hollander lost his temper one time and threw a water bottle at an abusive fan. After "Bottlegate," he's traded to the San Diego Barracudas, where he'll need to keep the bad publicity to a minimum while proving he can still compete with the younger guys on the ice. When pediatric nurse Erin Collier is threatened by an obnoxious fan, Tim rushes to defend the pretty stranger, throwing a punch in the process. The chemistry between Tim and Erin is palpable, but unless he can convince her to see beyond the hockey-thug surface to the good guy underneath, their relationship won't last longer than a single season. ACROSS THE LINE Calder Griffin needs to get back in shape. Sidelined last season by a knee injury, he's determined to get back on the ice and play the best hockey of his career. Becca Chen has poured all her energy into the restaurant she owns, desperate to prove that she can succeed in the career of her choice, not her parents'. But one five-hour plane ride flirting with charming, magic-on-the-ice Calder and suddenly she can't keep her hands off him. They live on opposite coasts, and they're both too devoted to their careers. It can't last. All they have to do is prevent their feelings from crossing the line from lust to love... OUT OF THE GAME Alex Sullivan may be the San Diego Barracudas' resident playboy, but he hasn't been able to forget the woman who kissed him like her life depended on it ten months ago. When he sees her again at a teammate's wedding, he can't think of anything but spending more time with her. Preferably naked. Claire Marzano lost years to an overbearing husband, and she's not going to answer to anyone ever again. A hot fling is just what she needs to get back in the game, and that's exactly what sexy Alex offers--one wild long weekend away, no promises or obligations. Until a surprise announcement and an on-ice accident threaten to derail everything...or cause Alex to finally ditch his old ways and become the man Claire needs him to be.

On the Surface

by Kate Willoughby

Book one of In the ZoneNHL player Tim Hollander lost his temper one time and threw a water bottle at an abusive fan. After "Bottlegate," he's traded to the San Diego Barracudas, where he'll need to keep the bad publicity to a minimum while proving he can still compete with the younger guys on the ice.Erin Collier is a pediatric nurse who's never seen a hockey game, but gets in line for Tim's autograph at a PR event in hopes of impressing the doctor she has a crush on. When an obnoxious fan gets pushy toward Erin, Tim rushes to defend the pretty stranger, throwing a punch in the process.Grateful for the rescue, Erin agrees to stand by Tim during the resulting press conference and host him at a hospital charity event. Their chemistry is palpable, and soon their lives are intertwined. But Erin doubts a hockey player is capable of anything resembling a real relationship. And if Tim can't get her to see beyond what's on the surface, they'll never last longer than a single season...95,000 words

Out of the Game

by Kate Willoughby

Book three of In the ZoneAlex Sullivan may be the San Diego Barracudas' resident playboy, but he hasn't been able to forget the woman who kissed him like her life depended on it ten months ago. When he sees her again at a teammate's wedding, he can't think of anything but spending more time with her. Preferably naked.Claire Marzano lost years catering to an overbearing husband, and she's not going to answer to anyone ever again. A hot fling is just what she needs to get back in the game, and that's exactly what sexy Alex offers--one wild long weekend away, with no promises or obligations.But that one weekend changes everything. Despite knowing full well Alex isn't the kind to ever commit, Claire is falling for him. And Alex secretly imagines a future with his strong, smart "accidental girlfriend." Until a surprise announcement and an on-ice accident threaten to derail everything...or cause Alex to finally ditch his old ways and become the man Claire needs him to be.Don't miss On the Surface and Across the Line, available now!86,000 words

Under the Spotlight

by Kate Willoughby

Book four of In the ZoneStage actress Christine Caspary couldn't care less about hockey, but when she first sees Joe Rutherford playing in a Barracudas game her mind goes to all sorts of dirty places. By happy chance, her work with Grant A Wish gives her an opportunity to meet him in the flesh.Right winger Joe Rutherford saw Christine perform when the team went to see Chicago and was so taken with her, he secretly saw the show a second time, alone. When the gorgeous actress with spectacular legs contacts him out of the blue asking for a favor, it's a no-brainer.Their chemistry is off the charts. Things heat up quickly and they can't keep their hands off each other. Soon they're hooking up whenever their busy schedules allow and having hot phone sex every night at midnight when they don't. But Joe's time in the hockey spotlight is fading, just as Christine's star begins to rise. When she gets her big break into a TV career, how will Joe take to being the arm candy for a change? Don't miss more Barracuda action in On the Surface, Across the Line, and Out of the Game, available now!

The Illustrated History of Guns: From First Firearms to Semiautomatic Weapons

by Chuck Wills World History Robert Lindley

See the history of civilization through the world's most deadly and fascinating firearms!The Illustrated History of Guns is a comprehensive look at the often deadly, sometimes surprising, always fascinating tools of battle. More than three hundred photographs of an eclectic mix of weapons were specially commissioned from the 8,000-piece collection of the Berman Museum of World History. Spanning the globe and hundreds of years, they include the traveling pistols of Confederate president Jefferson Davis and Heinrich Himmler's rifle. A variety of rare weapons of espionage and combination curiosa makes the collection of special interest to even the most seasoned weaponry connoisseur.In The Illustrated History of Guns, the extraordinary weapons from the Berman Museum of World History are collected in this one-of-a-kind volume. Within these pages, you'll find weapons owned by Benito Mussolini, Belle Starr, Hermann Goering, Napoleon III, and Kaiser Wilhelm.Chuck Wills offers historical perspective of the people, places, and times important to the development of firearms, with special features that illuminate such topics as the Civil War and trench warfare. The rare and wonderful pieces collected here and their commentary offer something for the history buff, cultural anthropologist, and weapons enthusiast alike.

The Illustrated History of Guns: From First Firearms to Semiautomatic Weapons

by Chuck Wills Robert A. Sadowski The Berman History

For the first time in paperback, a photographic history of civilization, as seen through the world's most deadly and fascinating firearms.The Illustrated History of Guns is a comprehensive look at the tools of battle. To craft this book, more than five hundred photographs of genuine specimens were specially commissioned from the six-thousand-piece collection of the Berman Museum of World History. The weapons featured span a period of close to four thousand years, ranging from Ancient Greece to World War II, and from the Crusades in Europe to the US Civil War. It features a wide array of diverse treasures, including the traveling pistols of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, a royal Persian scimitar with 1,295 rose-cut diamonds and rubies, and a single 11-carat emerald set in gold, first owned by Shah Abbas I of Persia and given in tribute to Catherine the Great. The Illustrated History of Guns also offers information on weapons innovators, including Alexander Forsyth, Eliphalet Remington, Samuel Colt, Sergei Mosin, the Mauser brothers, Hiram Maxim, John Browning, Richard Gatling, John T. Thompson, John Garland, Feodor Tokarev, Oliver Winchester, and Mikhail Kalashnikov. With unparalleled historical perspective and background on persons significant to the development and advancements of weapons technology or military strategy, The Illustrated History of Guns belongs on the shelf of every history buff and firearms enthusiast.

Physiology of Sport and Exercise

by Jack H. Wilmore David L. Costill

How does your body respond to the high physiological demands of physical activity/

Physiology of Sport and Exercise, Sixth Edition

by Jack H. Wilmore David L. Costill W. Larry Kenney

Physiology of Sport and Exercise, Sixth Edition, frames research findings in physiology in a reader-friendly format, making this textbook a favorite of instructors and students alike. This resource offers a simple way for students to develop an understanding of the body's abilities to perform various types and intensities of exercise and sport, to adapt to stressful situations, and to improve its physiological capacities. Written by a team of distinguished researchers, all past presidents of the American College of Sports Medicine, this updated sixth edition has been enhanced with new elements to facilitate learning comprehension.

The Thinking Fan's Guide to the World Cup

by Sean Wilsey Matt Weiland

The Thinking Fan's Guide to the World Cup features original pieces by thirty-two leading writers and journalists about the thirty-two nations that have qualified for the world's greatest sporting event. In addition to all the essential information any fan needs-the complete 2006 match schedule, results from past tournaments, facts and figures about the nations, players, teams, and referees-here are essays that shine a whole new light on soccer and the world. Former Foreign Minister of Mexico Jorge G. CastaÑeda invites George W. Bush to watch a game. Novelist Robert Coover remembers soccer in Spain after the death of General Francisco Franco. Dave Eggers on America, and the gym teachers who kept it free from communism. Time magazine's Tokyo bureau chief Jim Frederick shows how soccer is displacing baseball in Japan. Novelist Aleksandar Hemon proves, once and for all, that sex and soccer do not mix. Novelist John Lanchester describes the indescribable: the beauty of Brazilian soccer. The New Yorker's Cressida Leyshon on Trinidad and Tobago, 750-1 underdogs. Fever Pitch author Nick Hornby on the conflicting call of club and country. Plus an afterword by Franklin Foer on the form of government most likely to win the World Cup.

Ghosts at the Table: Riverboat Gamblers, Texas Rounders, Internet Gamers, and the Living Legends Who Made Poker What It Is Today

by Des Wilson

Destined to become "the new poker classic, a must-read" (Mike Sexton, top poker player and promoter), Ghosts at the Table is the game's first definitive history. With verve and wit, internationally renowned poker personality Des Wilson traces poker's Wild West origins in Deadwood, South Dakota-where "Wild" Bill Hickok was said to have been shot holding aces and eights-to the annual World Series of Poker and amazing high-stakes games of modern-day Las Vegas. It's a story full of unforgettable characters-riverboat gamblers, Texas rounders, roadside hucksters, and living legends-who have helped make poker the world's most popular game.

The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych

by Doug Wilson

FOR THOSE WHO REMEMBER HIM, MARK FIDRYCH is still that player who brings a smile to your face, the irresistibly likable pitcher whose sudden rise brightened the star-spangled season of 1976 and reminded us of the pure joy of the game. Lanky, mop-topped, and nicknamed for his resemblance to Big Bird on Sesame Street, Fidrych exploded onto the national stage during the Bicentennial summer as a rookie with the Detroit Tigers. He won over fans nationwide with his wildly endearing antics, such as talking to the ball (and throwing back the ones that "had hits in them"), getting down on his knees to "manicure" the mound, and shaking hands with just about everyone from teammates to groundskeepers to cops during and after games. Female fans tried to obtain locks of his hair from his barber and even named babies after him. But The Bird was no mere sideshow. The non-roster invitee to spring training that year quickly emerged as one of the best pitchers in the game. Meanwhile, his boyish enthusiasm, his famously modest lifestyle, and his refusal to sign with an agent during the days of labor disputes and free agency made him such a breath of fresh air for fans that not only did attendance in Detroit increase--by tens of thousands--for games he pitched, but opposing teams would specifically ask the Tigers to shuffle their rotation so Fidrych would pitch in their cities, too. A rare player who transcended pop culture, Fidrych was named starting pitcher in the All-Star Game as a rookie (the first of his two All-Star nods) and became the first athlete to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Baseball researcher Doug Wilson delivers the first biography of this once-in-a-lifetime player. Through extensive interviews and meticulous research, the author recounts Fidrych's meteoric rise from Northborough, Massachusetts, to the big leagues, his heartbreaking fall after suffering torn knee cartilage and a torn rotator cuff, his comeback attempts with the Tigers and in the Red Sox system, and one unforgettable night when The Bird pitched a swan song for the Pawtucket Red Sox against future star Dave Righetti in a game that remains part of local folklore. Finally, Wilson captures Fidrych's post-baseball life and his roles in the community, tragically culminating with his death in a freak accident in 2009. The Bird gives readers a long-overdue look into the life of a player whom baseball had never seen before-- and has never seen since.

Unknown, Untold, and Unbelievable Stories of IU Sports (Well House Books)

by Doug Wilson John C. Decker Pete DiPrimio

For over 125 years, Hoosier athletes and coaches have grabbed headlines with their accomplishments and accolades. Legendary performers and larger-than-life figures have called Bloomington home, and their stories have been passed down through generations. But for every classic tale about a Hoosier athlete, coach, or program, there’s another that’s been forgotten. Until now. After gaining unprecedented access to IU archives and longtime employees, authors John Decker, Pete DiPrimio, and Doug Wilson reveal events and images that were lost for decades. Filled with new and entertaining stories of the people who have made IU Athletics legendary, Unknown, Untold and Unbelievable Stories of IU Sports is a must-have for any fan. Discover behind-the-scenes stories of the Olympic Trials featuring Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Chris Mullin, and Steve Alford; the infamous 1997 black football jerseys; Ernie Pyle’s outlandish automobile polo match to raise funds for the IU marching band; A. J. Moye’s notorious block against Duke; the time Sam Bell won the bid for an NCAA track meet—without a facility or even bleachers; and many more incredible stories from the renowned IU Athletics program.

Love Game: A History of Tennis, from Victorian Pastime to Global Phenomenon

by Elizabeth Wilson

Tennis has never been played better than it is today. To watch Rafael Nadal spin a forehand at 4000 rpm, Maria Sharapova arabesque out of a serve, Serena Williams utterly destroy a short ball, or Roger Federer touch a volley into an impossibly angled winner is to watch not only the best players with the best coaching hitting with the best racquets, it is to watch the culmination of an entire history. Love Game is different from most tennis books--it isn't a ghostwritten biography, and it won't teach you how to slice your serve. It's a book about tennis's grand culture, one that unveils the sport's long history as it lives and breathes (or grunts) in the modern game. No one is better equipped to tell this story than novelist and historian Elizabeth Wilson. With a penchant for tennis's inherent drama, she finds its core: a psychological face off between flamboyant personalities navigating the ebbs and flows of fortune in the confines of a 78 x 36-foot box--whether of clay, grass, or DecoTurf. Walking the finely kempt lawns of Victorian England, she shows how tennis's early role as a social pastime that included both men and women--and thus, lots of sexual tension--set it apart from most other sports and their dominant masculine appeal. Even today, when power and endurance are more important than ever, tennis still demands that the body behave gracefully and with finesse. In this way, Wilson shows, tennis has retained the vibrant spectacle of human drama and beauty that have always made it special, not just to sports fans but to popular culture. Telling the stories of all the greats, from the Renshaw brothers to Novak Djokovic, and of all the advances, from wooden racquets to network television schedules, Wilson offers a tennis book like no other, keeping the court square in our sights as history is illuminated around it.

Annie Oakley: Young Markswoman

by Ellen Wilson

Focuses on the childhood of the famous American sharpshooter.

The Cabin: A Search for Personal Sanctuary

by Hap Wilson

One hundred years ago, a young doctor from Cleveland by the name of Robert Newcomb, travelled north to a place called Temagami. It was as far north as one could travel by any modern means. Beautiful beyond any simple expletive, the Temagami wilderness was a land rich in timber, clear-water lakes, fast flowing rivers, mystery and adventure. Newcomb befriended the local Aboriginals — the Deep Water People — and quickly discovered the best way to explore was by canoe. Bewitched by the spirit of an interior river named after the elusive brook trout, Majamagosibi, Newcomb had a remote cabin built overlooking one of her precipitous cataracts. The cabin remained unused for decades, save for a few passing canoeists; it changed ownership twice and slowly began to show its age. The author discovered the cabin while on a canoe trip in 1970. Like Newcomb, Hap Wilson was lured to Temagami in pursuit of adventure and personal sanctuary. That search for sanctuary took the author incredible distances by canoe and snowshoe, through near death experiences and Herculean challenges. Secretly building cabins, homesteading and working as a park ranger, Wilson finally became owner of The Cabin in 2000. Artist, author and adventurer, Hap Wilson is perhaps best known for his ecotourism/travel guidebooks. He has led over 300 wilderness expeditions in Canada, and served as actor Pierce Brosnan’s personal outdoor trainer for the feature film Grey Owl. "This is a complex and fascinating story, beautifully told. At first, it draws us in because the author appears to be living the life we all dream of-a simpler life, close to nature, free from the stress and strain of our consumer culture. But the reality, with its myriad challenges, is what holds our attention and gives the book its substance." — Judith Ruan, Muskoka Magazine

Hap Wilson's Wilderness 3-Book Bundle: The Cabin / Grey Owl and Me / Trails and Tribulations

by Hap Wilson

Noted traveller and environmentalist Hap Wilson shares accounts of his lifelong involvement with wilderness living within the Canadian Shield. Wilson knows better than most how to live in the woods. As park ranger, canoe guide, outfitter, trail builder, and environmental activist, he learned from firsthand experience that nature can neither be beaten or tamed.This three-book bundle includes: The Cabin: A Search for Personal Sanctuary Noted environmentalist Hap Wilson takes us along a wilderness trail replete with snags and pitfalls, through mishaps, tears, and laughter. Grey Owl and Me: Stories From the Trail and Beyond Hap Wilson is back for another journey. Nurtured by the writings of Grey Owl, Wilson adopted a similar lifestyle to the 1930s conservationist but with his own twists and turns. Wilson recounts the early days of winter camping, takes readers to some of his favourite places, and shares intimate secrets of wilderness living. Trails and Tribulations:Confessions of a Wilderness Pathfinder Noted northern traveller Hap Wilson shares accounts of his lifelong involvement with wilderness living within the Canadian Shield. A park ranger, canoe guide, and environmental activist, Wilson takes the reader on a journey through natural settings ranging from austere to mysterious and breathtaking.

Grey Owl and Me: Stories From the Trail and Beyond

by Hap Wilson Ingrid Zschogner

Hap Wilson is back for another journey, this time on the lighter side of the adventure trail, where the bizarre melds with the sublime. Nurtured by the writings of Canadian environmentalist and wannabe-Native, Grey Owl, Wilson adopted a lifestyle similar to the 1930s conservationist but with his own twists and turns along a meandering path full of humorous misadventures. Wilson, too, learned many of his nature skills as a youth, paddling in Temagami, working as a wilderness canoe ranger and guide, and following in the footsteps of one of Canada’s most revered outdoor icons. The author recounts early days winter camping, motorcycling the Labrador coast, and teaching actor Pierce Brosnan how to throw knives and paddle a canoe for the Richard Attenborough film about Grey Owl. He also takes us to a few of his favourite places and shares intimate secrets of wilderness living. Here, Grey Owl has returned as an ever-present critic – a buckskin-clad spectre in a modern world of Gore-Tex, Kevlar canoes, and gear freaks.

Trails and Tribulations: Confessions of a Wilderness Pathfinder

by Hap Wilson Ingrid Zschogner

In an age when "survival" shows permeate the media, noted northern traveller Hap Wilson shares accounts of his lifelong involvement with wilderness living within the Canadian Shield. Wilson knows better than most how to live in the woods. As park ranger, canoe guide, outfitter, trail builder, and environmental activist, he learned from firsthand experience that nature can neither be beaten or tamed. Trails and Tribulations takes the reader on a journey with the author through natural settings ranging from austere to mysterious and breathtaking. Contents include animal attacks, bush fires, the threat of hypothermia, and vision-quest sites, to name but a few.

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