Sports & Recreation

Games and Empires: Modern Sports and Cultural Imperialism
$19.42
ISBN
9780231100434
By
Guttmann, Allen
Publisher
Columbia Univ Pr
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
741330
Location
D
The Art of War: The Definitive Interpretation of Sun Tzu's Classic Book of Strategy
$5.07
Description
Learn the strategy and philosophy of China's most celebrated military theorist with this highly readable and informative edition of The Art of War.

The Art of War by Sun Tzu is the best known and most highly regarded book on military strategy ever written. Although its wisdom is from ancient China, its principles and advice are timeless--as applicable in the boardroom as they are on the battlefield.

Unlike contemporary translations that have focused too heavily on applying this military classic to corporate conflicts, this definitive interpretation maintains the impact of the original. Written for martial artists by a martial artist, it is free of academic commentary and ambiguous metaphors, as Hanshi Kaufman uses straightforward prose to explain Sun Tzu's message. Like the original, this new interpretation is divided into thirteen sections, each presenting vital information on military strategy ranging from assessing opposing armies and the proper treatment of troops to the use of spies.

ISBN
9780804830805
By
Kaufman, Stephen F
Publisher
Tuttle Publishing
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
742590
Location
D
Fair and Foul: Beyond the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport
$10.41
Description
Expanded and updated, with photos throughout, this second edition explains America's love of sport just as it reveals sport's darker side - the influence of big business, corruption, price gouging, political manoeuvering, and media grandstanding. An entire new chapter explores the myth that sport is played on a level playing field, emphasizing racial and gender inequities unrecognized by many fans and journalists. Eitzen portrays famous and lesser-known events from professional, college and school sports, including depictions of well known coaches and players, to give us a deeper understanding of what sports means to us and how it affects our everyday world. Ideal for sparking classroom discussion, the first edition was widely read and enjoyed by students of sociology of sport, American society and other courses.
ISBN
9780742519527
By
Eitzen, Stanley D
Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
741348
Location
D
Pennsylvania Waterfalls: A Guide for Hikers & Photographers
$7.80
Description
Beautiful color photos of waterfallsDirections to sites, distance, difficulty, elevation change, and highlights along the wayTips for photographers on composition, exposures, unique perspectives, and gearBeautiful waterfalls grace Pennsylvania's natural landscape. This full-color guide takes hikers to 66 of the most picturesque falls in the state, offering detailed descriptions of each hike, color maps, and features to look for on the trail. Photographers will find hints on when to be at the falls for the best light and how to get the best views.
ISBN
9780811731843
By
Brown, Scott E
Publisher
Stackpole Books
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
705866
Location
B
Barry Halper Collection of Baseball Memorabilia
$15.34
Description
Presented in a slipcase, a collection of three illustrated volumes on the subject of a private collection of baseball memorabilia, known as the Barry Halper Collection. It includes a catalogue of the collection, essays, anecdotes and historical information as well as the auction price list.
ISBN
9780810967045
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
706324
Location
A
The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy
$7.38
Description
The NBA according to The Sports Guy

Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell

Newly updated with fresh takes on LeBron, Kobe, the Celtics & more*

Bill Simmons, the wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining basketball addict known to millions as ESPN.com's The Sports Guy, has written the definitive book on the past, present, and future of the NBA. 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.

Comprehensive, authoritative, controversial, hilarious, and impossible to put down (even for Celtic-haters), The Book of Basketball offers every hardwood fan a courtside seat beside the game's finest, funniest, and fiercest chronicler.

*Including even more footnotes!

ISBN
9780345520104
By
Simmons, Bill
Publisher
ESPN
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
774960
Location
L
The Ashley Book of Knots
$33.83
Description
This is the definitive book on knots. Here are approximately 3900 different kinds, from simple hitches to "Marlingspike Seamanship." Mr. Ashley has included almost everything there is to know about them. Precisely named and classified (some new ones for the first time officially), they can be easily found in the big index. He tells when they appeared, something about their history, and what they are good for.

Above all, Mr. Ashley gives explicit directions on how to tie them. He describes each step simply and clearly in the text and has penned right alongside some 7000 drawings to make it still more graphic. This book and a piece of cord will open a new and challenging world of practical adventure to readers of all ages. Mr. Ashley has devoted eleven years to writing this book, and it is based on forty years of looking for, trying out, and thinking up new knots. His drawings abound in humor and the text is full of colorful anecdotes. The Ashley Book of Knots will make a unique and permanent addition to any library.

ISBN
9780385040259
By
Ashley, Clifford
Publisher
Doubleday
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
709247
Location
A
White Mountain Guide: A Centennial Retrospective
$11.90
Description
For 100 years, the AMC White Mountain Guide has led hikers into New Hampshire s White Mountains, a spectacular swath of wilderness located within a day s drive of New York, Boston, and Montreal. Called the oldest continuously published hiking guide in the United States by the National Outdoor Book Awards, the Guide has generated a loyal following of hikers and outdoors lovers who anxiously anticipate the publication of each new edition. In celebration of the Guide s 100th year in print, this handsome retrospective offers collectors, historians, and avid hikers an in-depth photographic record of the evolution of this hiker s Bible over the past century. Black-and-white historic photographs many of which are published for the first time here are supplemented by first-hand accounts and bring to life the people behind the Guide, who were planning and building the very trails that they later documented in its earliest editions. Beginning with the first edition and tracing the Guide s history through its current 28th edition, the Centennial Retrospective also reflects the evolution of public attitudes towards recreation, stewardship, and conservation as each successive edition of the Guide reflected changes in trail development and usage, conservation policy, and mapping technologies. A full-color insert will delight collectors with photos of every edition since 1907, providing a visual guide to the book s changes in size, page count, and cover design. White Mountain Guide: A Centennial Retrospective stands as a stunning tribute to the Guide s first 100 years."
ISBN
9781934028087
Publisher
Appalachian Mountain Club Books
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
742788
Location
L
Hiking the Pioneer Valley
$6.48
Description
- Previous edition's ISBN: 1-889787-01-9
- Including common sense advice on equipment, safety and weather, a detailed list of local hiking organizations, land trusts, and where to obtain additional maps
ISBN
9781889787091
By
Scofield, Bruce C
Publisher
New England Cartographics, Inc
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
742382
Location
D
Learning to Sail (Dover Maritime)
$5.22
Description
This classic guide for the first-time sailor centers on the small sailboat. The author, who assumes no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, begins with the selection of a first boat and conveys enough information to enable anyone to take out a small boat and bring her in safely. 111 black-and-white figures.
ISBN
9780486407289
By
Calahan, H A
Publisher
Dover Publications
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
577931
Location
C
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
$6.90
Description
A National Geographic Best Book of the Year

National Bestseller

Many people dream of escaping modern life. Most will never act on it--but in 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight did just that when he left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another person for the next twenty-seven years.

Drawing on extensive interviews with Knight himself, journalist Michael Finkel shows how Knight lived in a tent in a secluded encampment, developing ingenious ways to store provisions and stave off frostbite during the winters. A former alarm technician, he stealthily broke into nearby cottages for food, books, and supplies, taking only what he needed but sowing unease in a community plagued by his mysterious burglaries. Since returning to the world, he has faced unique challenges--and compelled us to reexamine our assumptions about what makes a good life. By turns riveting and thought-provoking, The Stranger in the Woods gives us a deeply moving portrait of a man determined to live his own way.

ISBN
9781101911532
By
Finkel, Michael
Publisher
Vintage
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
743673
Location
L
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
$5.08
Description
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.

With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

ISBN
9780316013697
By
Alexie, Sherman
Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
743539
Location
L