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Risk to Gain
By Mark Chisnell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,080. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Water sports
(5.00 from 1 review)
Have you ever dreamed of sailing around the world? If so, it probably wasn’t like this - stomach-churning storms, frustrating calms, broken gear, shattered hopes and stunning victories. Risk to Gain is the story of the men and women aboard two boats sailing around the world in the classic Whitbread Race. Travel with them on their voyage and gain a unique insight into their inspirational journey.
Blazing Bicycle Saddles
By James Clarke
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,820. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the very funny story of six South Africans - mainly writers - who, on a whim, decide to explore "Darkest Europe and bring back to Africa stories about its strange natives". On hired bikes (none had cycled since childhood) they began with a 1 000 kilometre ride down the Danube. Over the years many other regions were explored. The story is told by their not terribly good leader.
Escort
By Beth Barnes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,720. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Water sports
(5.00 from 1 review)
An experienced kayaker shares her passion, insights & the 'how to' of escort kayaking for the open water, long distance swimmer.
An Old Salt's Practical Guide to Boating
By Donald Brands
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,480. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
(5.00 from 1 review)
A basic boating guide, told in a salty tale format. Emphasis is on the practical and not on calculations and theory that the average boater doesn't need. The author has over 40 years of experience on the water as a pleasure boater, Coast Guardsman and commercial tug captain. This is an easy reading and entertaining way to become a proficient boater.
Game Fishing Diaries - Volume 2
By Chic McSherry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,400. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Fishing
(5.00 from 1 review)
I do like to write, and for the most part some folks do like to read what I write and, since almost all of these stories were commissioned and written for publication in a variety of outdoor and travel magazines it seemed a shame not to expand on them a little bit and package them up into a second volume.
Motorcycle Safety (Vol. 1) Accident Free Riding, It's Not By Accident - Proven Techniques To Keep You On The Road And Off The Pavement
By Robert H. Miller
Series: Motorcycle Safety. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 21,690. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motorcycling
(5.00 from 1 review)
My experience is Accident-Free Riding is a mental exercise 90% of the time, but it's this mental aspect of road riding that's been neglected until now. This book addresses that issue. As a life-long motorcyclist with five decades of riding experience and hundreds of thousands of accident-free miles and an unscathed motorcycle with 140,000 miles, I'll let you decide if what I've learned helps you.
What to Worm Your Horse With, Made Easy
By Dr A. Nyland
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,150. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
(5.00 from 1 review)
A clear, easy guide to horse and donkey worms and wormers. Written in easy language for the layperson, yet heavily referenced to scientific academic journals. Today's problem worm is the small strongyle yet the majority of advice given for deworming horses is still aimed at eradicating the large strongyle. When to worm, resistance, rotational wormings, harrowing, are all covered in this book.
A Gigantic Whinge on the Celtic Fringe
By Martin Edge
Price: $2.45 USD. Words: 51,700. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the story of a circumnavigation of Ireland aboard my 27ft yacht in 2011. From the Forth I went round Ireland anti-clockwise, which people tell me is the ’wrong way round’. Most of the journey was sailed solo. I skirted a lot of the bits of the ‘Celtic Fringe’. By sea Celtdom doesn't look so much a 'fringe' as the centre, a fact which I rant about quite a lot
Kilimanjaro: One Man's Quest to Go Over the Hill
By M.G. Edwards
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,020. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
(5.00 from 1 review)
Kilimanjaro: One Man's Quest to Go Over the Hill chronicles the author's attempt to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. At forty years old and on the verge of a midlife crisis, he tried to change his life by climbing a mountain. This book is for climbers and hikers interested in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and for anyone who feels over the hill and needs to make a life change.
Excuse me, which way is the Baja 1000?
By Airborne Andy
Series: Adventures of Airborne Andy, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 31,180. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motorcycling
(5.00 from 1 review)
An aging working man and avid motorcycle enthusiast finds himself with one more chance at real adventure. With off-road riding skills developed as a teenager but unused for several decades, no desert racing experience, and a general purpose motorcycle suited more for commuting than off-road racing, Airborne Andy throws caution to the wind and reaches for the brass ring – The Baja 1000!
Birdies, Bogies and Kiwis: Golfing and Touring New Zealand
By Liz Clark
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 51,550. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
(5.00 from 1 review)
With 400 established courses, no country on Earth has more golf courses per capita than New Zealand. We’d heard visitors easily enjoy a game without the overcrowding experienced in many other parts of the world. So, when Geoff, my best pal and golfing partner popped the question, I was pretty darned pleased. “A golfing trip to New Zealand? When do we leave?”
Itching After Rovers
By Mick Pickup
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,630. Language: British English. Published: July 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
(5.00 from 1 review)
The story of a football fan embarking on an odyssey following his hometown team by hitchhiking around the British Isles and Europe. It charts the rise of his club from obscurity to English Premier League Champions. Interspersed with tall tales written by the author for his club fanzine, this story should prove entertaining to not only football fans, but also those not interested in sport.
Football Metaphysics for Enlightened Degenerates
By Raven Mack
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 98,200. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
(5.00 from 1 review)
Football Metaphysics for Enlightened Degenerates is not just a preview of the 2012 NFL season in original Armchair Linebacker fashion, but also a psychic scraping at each NFL team, breaking them all down into organic compounds. You will laugh deep laughs, you will learn deep truths, and you will understand football at a higher level than before. I promise you all of that.
Riding into The Sunrise - Recollections of a bicycle journey across Russia
By Gregory Yeoman
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 89,400. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
(5.00 from 1 review)
In 1993 Russia was open for exploration. Gregory Yeoman and his expedition companions set off one Spring morning to traverse this great country by bike. Encounters with wild landscapes, wild people, crumbling hotels and Siberia’s two cheeses provided an extraordinary experience of a nation finding itself after 70 years of Communism and now held together by amazing hospitality and dodgy vodka.
Gold Mine to Gold Medal and Beyond
By Ivan McLelland
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,870. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
From "the best seat in the house", former goalie Ivan McLelland recounts his life journey from the gold mines of Ontario to the gold medal round of the 1955 World Ice Hockey Championship vs. Soviet Russia. "Gold Mine to Gold Medal and Beyond" is more than a book for hockey fans or Canadian history buffs. It's the life story of a man who created a life of love, integrity and accomplishment.
Training on Empty
By Lize Brittin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,030. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Eating disorders
(5.00 from 1 review)
An engaging and honest autobiography of a former elite runner who nearly perished from anorexia, one that also explores the biopsychosocial and sociological aspects of this pervasive, malignant, but ultimately surmountable disease. Brittin's comprehensive account of her tribulations combined with her background in psychology makes this a unique must-read for athletes & health professionals alike.
Bijeg u planine
By Berislav Lončarević
Price: Free! Words: 37,760. Language: Croatian. Published: October 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Snow sports
(5.00 from 1 review)
„Bijeg u planine“ je knjiga o počecima snowboarda u Hrvatskoj, ali to je isto tako i istinita priča o šarolikoj grupici individua koja je odlučila potražiti jedan drugačiji put. Ti inovativni klinci su okrenuli leđa gradu i svemu što on predstavlja, otisnuli se put planina, snijega i pokušali oživjeti one stare ideale poznate nam iz vremena hippy pokreta ili rock and roll revolucije šezdesetih.
Violence in Rugby
By John H. Kerr
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 48,350. Language: British English. Published: November 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
(5.00 from 1 review)
This book focusses on unsanctioned violence in rugby, and describes rugby's most renowned violent deeds, profiles infamous players and chronicles the most notorious incidents. It examines violence in the past, how rugby violence is changing in the modern game and its relationship with the criminal and civil law. This is the first book to explore violence in rugby in the widest sense.
A Philosopher and A Firefighter Go Up A Hill
By S.A. Traina
Price: $5.55 USD. Words: 57,770. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Fatherhood
(5.00 from 1 review)
A father-and-son memoir about a bookworm and a firefighter, a creature of contemplation and one of locomotion, the recollections of a child's journey from infancy to just before his wedding day set against an increasingly treacherous mountain climb. The theme is timeless: What's left for a father to tell and to give his son when that son has already become his own man?
Mind vs Target: Six steps to winning in the clay target mind field
By Bob Palmer
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 42,220. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Shooting
(5.00 from 1 review)
Bob Palmer's highly acclaimed SportExcel system is a revolutionary way to win, and it is changing the way clay-target shooters approach their game in North America and around the globe. No matter if you’re a world-class shooter, a coach, a weekend enthusiast, a beginner or a parent, this book is your handbook to using your very powerful Zone to learn how to win.