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Mountain Bike Tahoe: 50 Select Singletrack Routes

Jeremy Benson · Mountaineers Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Northern California is known as the birthplace of mountain biking, and Tahoe is its most famous destination. The 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) circumnavigates the sparkling blue lake along the spine of the Sierra and Carson Ranges that circle it, and serves as the backbone of Tahoe's...
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High Infatuation: A Climber's Guide to Love and Gravity

Steph Davis · Mountaineers Books
Pages: 189
Format: Paperback

One of the most accomplished climbers in the world affirms the joy in following your dreams and passions - and explores what it means to live a truly adventurous life.
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Jackie Robinson: An Integrated Life

J. Christopher Schutz · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 175
Format: Hardcover

Jackie Robinson's story is not only a compelling drama of heroism, but also as a template of the African American freedom struggle. A towering athletic talent, Robinson's greater impact was on preparing the way for the civil rights reform wave following WWII. But Robinson's story has always...
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Moon Northern California Camping: The Complete Guide to Tent and RV Camping

Tom Stienstra · Avalon Travel Publishing; Fifth Edition edition
Format: Print book

Tom Stienstra, the nation's top-selling outdoors writer, invites you to spend the night under the stars with the latest edition of Moon Northern California Camping. Stienstra covers over 1,500 camping options throughout the region, from remote backcountry destinations in the High Sierra...
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Andy Murray: Seventy-Seven: My Road to Wimbledon Glory

Andy Murray · Headline Book Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Andy Murray's own account of his road to Wimbledon glory Andy Murray takes readers on a personal journey through his career. In a memoir focusing on the last two dramatic years, he shares his thoughts on the pivotal moments of his playing career and allows fans a glimpse...
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Rally Caps, Rain Delays and Racing Sausages: A Baseball Fan's Quest to See the Game from a Seat in Every Ballpark

Eric S. Kabakoff · Eric Kabakoff; 1 edition
Format: Print book

A fervent baseball fan since the age of ten, Eric Kabakoff visited the home park of every major league baseball team to see up close how each team tries to stir up the passions of its fans. In the years between his first-ever ballgame in Philadelphia and the last of his quest in Tampa,...
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Sports Illustrated Baseball's Greatest

Editors of Sports Illustrated · Sports Illustrated; ILL edition
Format: Hardcover

Whos the greatest slugger of all time, Babe Ruth or Ted Williams? Where do Derek Jeter and Cal Ripken Jr. rank on the list of the best shortstops? At third base, would you rather have Mike Schmidt or Brooks Robinson? Is Fenway or Wrigley the better ballpark?This book will end many arguments-and...
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The Arena: Inside the Tailgating, Ticket-Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded, and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport

RAFI KOHAN · Liveright
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Riotous fan behavior, wild behind-the-scenes machinations, and madcap histories dominate in this unrivaled exploration of the modern American sports stadium. The American sports stadium, in all its raucous glory, is a shockingly overlooked centerpiece of our national culture. In this game-changing...
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75 Classic Rides Northern California: The Best Road Biking Routes

Bill Oetinger · Mountaineers Books
Format: Book

The most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the best cycling in Northern California!Bill Oetinger calls Northern California something approaching cycling paradise. But, as he says in the introduction to 75 Classic Rides: Northern California, Even paradise will be a muddled maze if you don't...
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Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport

Rob Steen · Bloomsbury Academic
Format: Hardcover

Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2014 Spectator sport is living, breathing, non-stop theatre for all.Focusing on spectator sports and their accompanying issues, tracing their origins, evolution and impact, inside the lines and beyond the boundary, this book...
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Lonely Planet's Atlas of Adventure

LONELY PLANET. · Lonely Planet
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Don't just walk on the wild side - hike, climb, cycle, surf and even parachute. Lonely Planet's Atlas of Adventure is an encyclopedia for thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies, featuring the best outdoor experiences, country-by-country, across the world - making it the ultimate...
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The Fall Line: How American Ski Racers Conquered a Sport on the Edge

Nathaniel Vinton · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A journey into the world's original extreme sport: downhill ski racing.Harnessing nature's most powerful forces, elite downhillers descend icy, rugged slopes at speeds cresting 90 miles per hour. For decades, American skiers struggled to match their European counterparts, and until...
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The Pacific Crest Trail - "A Hiker's Companion"

Karen Berger · W W Norton
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The Pacific Crest Trail - 'A Hiker's Companion' is not a step by step guide to the PCT. Rather it is an overview type of guide, designed to tell you the things the state guides leave out. Written by 2 people who wholeheartedly love the trail and return year after year to hike...
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Off Course: Inside the Mad, Muddy World of Obstacle Course Racing

Erin Beresini · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

A?fun, funny, fist-pumping?romp through the thriving new fitness culture of obstacle course racing? Obstacle course racing is the fastest-growing sport in U.S. history. Every week, thousands of marathoners, CrossFitters, and casual weekend warriors shell out money to run through mud and fire,...
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The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance

Tom Brady · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The first book by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady - the five-time Super Bowl champion who is still reaching unimaginable heights of excellence at thirty-nine years old - a gorgeously illustrated and deeply practical "athlete's bible" that reveals Brady's revolutionary...
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