Category: Miscellaneous

Formula One Racing for Dummies by Jonathan Noble

By Jonathan Noble

This publication delves into the method, know-how, and spirit had to win a formulation One race. each perspective of a race weekend is roofed intimately, from scrutineering to pitstops to podium. you are going to additionally examine the rivalries and politics that experience became the game right into a international televised drama. Illustrated with color pictures, formulation One Racing For Dummies will serve the die-hard spectator or armchair fan alike.

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General Aviation by Michael F Jerram, Cliff Barne

By Michael F Jerram, Cliff Barne

This ebook includes one of the most workmanlike airplane ever outfitted. those contain crop-sprayers, ambulances, software airplane, reminiscent of the Polikarpov Po-2, and lightweight transports which may hold whatever from humans to cattle. common Aviation airplane have remarkably lengthy carrier lives they are geared up with greater engines, avionics and feature stretched airframes, however the easy layout continues to be an analogous. a few, like Rockwell and Beechcraft designs, were in provider because the Forties and 50s and feature been via 4 or 5 variations.

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The Gipper: George Gipp, Knute Rockne, and the Dramatic Rise by Jack Cavanaugh

By Jack Cavanaugh

Win one for The Gipper. Has there ever been a better-known and widely-used exhortative word in activities? not really. yet who used to be the “Gipper,” this mythical-like activities determine whose nickname has aroused, in flip, awe, wonderment, interest, and leisure because the moment decade of the 20th century, and why is his tale vital? Answering these questions is the bold activity taken on right here by way of veteran sportswriter Jack Cavanaugh, whose Pulitzer Prize-nominated biography of boxing legend Gene Tunney used to be often called “impressively researched and richly targeted” through Sports Illustrated.

greater than 8 a long time after his loss of life, George Gipp continues to be appeared through soccer historians as Notre Dame’s top all-around participant. And it used to be Gipp and his mythical trainer, Knute Rockne, who have been mostly answerable for placing the small Midwestern all-male institution at the map.

Like Cavanaugh’s different significantly acclaimed books, The Gipper is additionally a interval piece, with a substantial specialize in the period sooner than, in the course of, and instantly after WWI. It information the adjustments that the rustic underwent in the course of that point, together with the onset of Prohibition and the gangs that it spawned within the Midwest similar to these lively within the South Bend zone and in within sight Chicago, headed through the infamous Al Capone.

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Sport and Women: Social Issues in International Perspective by Gertrud Pfister, Ilse Hartmann-Tews

By Gertrud Pfister, Ilse Hartmann-Tews

Even though girl athletes are profitable in all kinds of recreation, in lots of nations activity remains to be a male area. This publication examines and compares the carrying stories of girls from various nations worldwide and gives the 1st systematic and cross-cultural research of the subject of girls in sport.Sport and ladies provides a wealth of latest study facts, together with in-depth case-studies of sixteen international locations in North and South the United States, Asia, japanese and Western Europe and Africa. moreover, the e-book deals comparative checks of the level to which girls are represented in international activity and the possibilities that girls need to perform decision-making techniques in sport.The ebook illuminates a variety of key foreign concerns in women's game, similar to cultural limitations to participation and the efficacy of political motion. it really is consequently crucial interpreting for anyone with an curiosity within the sociology, tradition and politics of activity.

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The International Olympic Committee and the Olympic System: by Jean-Loup Chappelet

By Jean-Loup Chappelet

When the athletes input the stadium and the Olympic flame is lit, the entire international watches. Billions will proceed to stick to the occasions and to proportion within the athletes' joys and sorrows for the subsequent 16 days.

Readers of this ebook, notwithstanding, will watch drawing close variants of the Olympic video games in a totally various mild. in contrast to many ancient or reliable guides and a bit biased advertisement works, it offers -- in a transparent, readable shape -- informative and engaging fabric on many elements of what Olympism is all approximately: its background, its association and its actors.

Although public recognition is frequently attracted to a variety of matters surrounding this planetary phenomenon -- even if in regards to the foreign Olympic Committee, the athletes, the host towns or maybe the scandals that experience arisen -- the Olympic procedure as such is comparatively little recognized. What are its constructions, its pursuits, its assets? How is it ruled and controlled? What approximately doping, gigantism, violence within the stadium?

In addition to supplying a wealth of knowledge on a lot of these matters, the authors additionally express how energy, cash and picture have reworked Olympism over the many years. They around off the paintings with thought-provoking reflections concerning the way forward for the Olympic process and the hindrances it needs to triumph over in an effort to survive.

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Inside the Olympic industry: power, politics, and activism by Helen Jefferson Lenskyj, Varda Burstyn

By Helen Jefferson Lenskyj, Varda Burstyn

In a startling exposé of the Olympic undefined, Helen Jefferson Lenskyj is going past the media hype of foreign goodwill and lively festival to discover a darker aspect of the worldwide video games. She stories at the pre- and post-Olympic affects from fresh host towns, bribery investigations and their results, grassroots resistance activities, and the function of the mass media within the controversy. A hugely available e-book a few advanced topic that touches the hearts of activities enthusiasts in all places, contained in the Olympic is a must-read, behind-the-scenes examine the politics surrounding the alternative of Sydney, Australia as host urban for the 2000 summer time Olympic video games.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Football, 2nd Edition by Brian Tarcy

By Brian Tarcy

The total Idiot's advisor to figuring out soccer, moment variation, presents new and intermediate soccer fanatics with the entire details they should comprehend and luxuriate in soccer. From highschool to the NFL, insurance contains the fundamentals of offense and safeguard, gamers, ideas, innovations or even what to put on! New insurance for this variation comprises: the draft - the way it works for groups and gamers together with parity, new know-how at the box together with rapid replay, harmful referee flags and principles alterations for faculty and professional ball, XFL, area league, growth groups and NFL Europe, and the altering company and workforce approach for pro soccer at the present time.

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Arete: Greek Sports from Ancient Sources by Stephen G. Miller, Paul Christesen

By Stephen G. Miller, Paul Christesen

From the casual video games of Homer's time to the hugely equipped contests of the Roman international, Miller has compileda trove of historic assets: Plutarch on boxing, Aristotle at the pentathlon, Philostratos at the trading of victories, Vitruvius on literary competitions, and Xenophon on girl physique construction. With approximately 50 percentage extra texts than the hugely winning moment variation, this new edition of Arete bargains readers an soaking up lesson within the tradition of Greek athletics from the best of lecturers, the ancients themselves, and demonstrates that the strategies of advantage, ability, satisfaction, valor, and the Aristocracy embedded within the note arete are just a part of the tale from antiquity. Illustrations: 15 line illustrations

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