Sports & Recreation

A. K.'s Fly Box
$13.62
Description
Fly fishers meeting streamside often go through an elaborate courtship ritual, the ultimate aim of which is not procreation but espionage - Catching anything? What on? And the ultimate prize: getting a look into the fly box of a lifelong student of fly fishing. This unique book can satisfy such curiosity. Its more than two hundred full-color illustrations depict naturals and their well-developed imitations - Cahills, Green and Brown Drakes, BWOs, PMDs, Red Quills, Tricos, Caddis, Midges, Stoneflies, Terrestrials, and more. Also included are complete, step-by-step tying instructions from a professional tyer who claims not to feel comfortable about tying a pattern until he's tied a hundred dozen of them.

A. K. has fished with all of the fly patterns in this book for at least six years, many as long a twenty-five years, continuously refining the patterns to make them easier to tie, more durable, and more effective at fooling trout. It's hard to imagine an angler of any experience who would not benefit from this wise and thorough book, offering a revealing look into the fly box of one of North America's most respected and experienced fly tyers.

ISBN
9781558213623
By
Best, A K
Publisher
Lyons Press
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
1108981
Location
F
The New Cold-Molded Boatbuilding: From Lofting to Launching
$12.31
Description
It's generally agreed that cold-molded construction is the best method for the amateur or low-profile professional interested in building a full-size cruising boat. A truly appropriate technology, cold molding combines the beauty of wood with the low-maintenance characterictics of fiberglass. "The New Cold-Molded Boatbuilding" is the complete, soup-to-nuts presentation of this process, with chapters detailing every facet of construction - from choosing a design and setting up through engine installation and wiring to launching and sea trials. In addition, the author has streamlined the cold-molding process considerably, producing boats that are more economical, efficient, and sturdy - boats built from native materials that will last the life of the builder and turn heads in harbors around the world.
ISBN
9780070485785
By
Parker, Reuel B
Publisher
Tab 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
1108836
Location
L
Dinner with DiMaggio: Memories of An American Hero
$5.99
Description
The real Joe DiMaggio, remembered by one of the few who really knew the man behind the legend--candid and little-known stories about baseball icons from Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, and his Yankees teammates on the field to Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and others off the field. As told by Dr. Rock Positano, DiMaggio's closest confidante in New York during the final years of his life, Dinner with DiMaggio is an intimate portrait of one of America's most enduring heroes.

This memoir of a decade-long friendship reveals the very private DiMaggio as he really was--sometimes demanding, sometimes big-hearted, always impeccable, loyal, and a true stand-up guy--while serving up illuminating stories and rare insights about the people in his life, including his teammates, Muhammad Ali, Sandy Koufax, Woody Allen, and more.

In 1990, Dr. Rock Positano, the thirty-two-year-old foot and ankle specialist, was introduced to DiMaggio, the pair brought together by a career-ending heel spur injury. Though Dr. Positano was forty years younger, an unlikely friendship developed after the doctor successfully treated the baseball champ's heel. At the start, Joe mentored Rock but came to rely on his young friend to show him a good time in New York, the town that made him a legend. In time, the famously reserved DiMaggio opened up to Dr. Positano and talked about his joys, his disappointments, and his sorrows as he reflected on his extraordinary life. The stories and experiences shared with Dr. Positano comprise an intimate portrait of one of the great stars of baseball and icon of the twentieth century.

ISBN
9781501156847
By
Positano, John
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
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
1107239
Location
B
Ultimate Guide to Surfcasting
$5.01
Description
Complete instructions for better casting by the five-time National Surfcasting Champion
ISBN
9781585742998
By
Garfield, Curt
Publisher
Lyons Press
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
1103086
Location
L
Learning to Sail (Dover Maritime)
$5.01
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
Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado Fourteener High Bivys
$6.80
Description
Roughly 750,000 people attempt to climb a Colorado Fourteener each year. Of those climbers, the majority start pre-dawn to avoid deadly afternoon thunderstorms. Now imagine doing just the oppositeclimbing during the stormiest part of each day and then sleeping on every Fourteener summit, from sunset to sunrise, in 95 days. With striking photography and expert analysis, the authors explain how they tracked and dodged storms above tree line, climbed with maximum efficiency, and were treated to 54 stunning sunsets and sunrises while perched at over 14,000 feet.
ISBN
9781937052287
By
Kedrowskii, Jon
Publisher
Colorado Mountain Club Press
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
701843
Location
A
Girl in the Woods: A Memoir
$5.08
Description

Girl in the Woods is Aspen Matis's exhilarating true-life adventure of hiking from Mexico to Canada--a coming-of-age story, a survival story, and a triumphant story of overcoming emotional devastation. On her second night of college, Aspen was raped by a fellow student. Overprotected by her parents who discouraged her from speaking of the attack, Aspen was confused and ashamed. Dealing with a problem that has sadly become all too common on college campuses around the country, she stumbled through her first semester--a challenging time made even harder by the coldness of her college's "conflict mediation" process. Her desperation growing, she made a bold decision: She would seek healing in the freedom of the wild, on the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail leading from Mexico to Canada.

In this inspiring memoir, Aspen chronicles her journey, a five-month trek that was ambitious, dangerous, and transformative. A nineteen-year-old girl alone and lost, she conquered desolate mountain passes and met rattlesnakes, bears, and fellow desert pilgrims. Exhausted after each thirty-mile day, at times on the verge of starvation, Aspen was forced to confront her numbness, coming to terms with the sexual assault and her parents' disappointing reaction. On the trail she found her strength, and after a thousand miles of solitude, she found a man who helped her learn to love and trust again--and heal.

ISBN
9780062291073
By
Matis, Aspen
Publisher
William Morrow Paperbacks
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
708245
Location
B
Fair and Foul: Beyond the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport
$10.95
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
Sports Spectators
$8.55
Description
In his previous books Allen Guttmann has provided incisive perspectives on Avery Brundage's role in the Olympic movement and on the nature of modern sports. Now, in his latest book, the accomplished historian of sport turns his attention from the playing field to the grandstand. Sports Spectators, the first historical study of the subject from antiquity to today, is at once erudite and entertaining; comprehensive and succint.

Guttmann first examines the history of sports spectators, starting with Ancient Greece and Rome. He then moves on to the Renaissance and traces three early sports -the tournament, archery, and early versions of football. The author then focuses on the emergenece of sports in post-Renaissance England, and discusses the curious spectacle of animal sports (bear- and bull-baiting and cockfighting), as well as the first appearance of combat sports such as sword fighting, stick fighting, and boxing. The book concludes its historical view by exploring contemporary baseball, football, rowing, tennis, and golf.

From his chronological narrative, Guttmann shifts to detailed analysis of the economic, sociological, and psychological aspects of sports spectatorship. Who were, and are, sports spectators? What is their gender and social class? Have they normally been participants as well as fans? What are the political functions of sports-watching? What are the social dynamics of spectatorship?

Guttmann provides fresh insights which will be useful to scholars and fascinating to everyone. Sports Spectators also looks at the dramatic transformations radio and television have made, and offers an incisive critique of today's sports-related violence, including the increasingly frequent incidences of spectator hooliganism. How violent (or peaceful) have spectators traditionally been? Has spectator violence increased or decreased?

You needn't be a season ticket-holder to enjoy Sports Spectators. Allen Guttmann makes the history of fandom come alive for any reader interested in Western culture and what forms of entertainment reveal about us, as well as those concerned with the recent growth of spectator violence.

ISBN
9780231064019
By
Guttmann, Allen
Publisher
Columbia University Press
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
705350
Location
B
The New Cold-Molded Boatbuilding: From Lofting to Launching
$9.35
Description
This features a boatbuilding process which combines strength, beauty, and the workability of wood, with the low-maintenance characteristics of epoxy. Ideally suited to the amateur builder wanting a good, solid cruising boat, this is a complete soup-to-nuts presentation of the cold-molding process, with chapters detailing every facet of construction--from choosing a design and setting-up, through engine installation and wiring, to launching and sea trials. Parker has streamlined the cold-molding process to produce economical sturdy boats.
ISBN
9780937822890
By
Parker, Reuel
Publisher
WoodenBoat 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
1107884
Location
F
Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball
$12.53
Description

Taking over a rowdy gym class right before winter vacation is not something James Naismith wants to do at all. The last two teachers of this class quit in frustration. The students--a bunch of energetic young men--are bored with all the regular games and activities. Naismith needs something new, exciting, and fast to keep the class happy--or someone's going to get hurt. Saving this class is going to take a genius. Discover the true story of how Naismith invented basketball in 1891 at a school in Springfield, Massachusetts.

ISBN
9780761366171
By
Coy, John
Publisher
Carolrhoda Books ®
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
1106149
Location
A
Pennsylvania Waterfalls: A Guide for Hikers & Photographers
$16.29
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