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On The Origins Of Sports

Author: Gary Belsky
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579657125
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New York Times Bestseller “Fascinating.”—Men’s Health, Best Beach Reads for Sports Fans On the Origins of Sports is an illustrated book built around the original rules of 21 of the world’s most popular sports, from football and soccer to wrestling and mixed martial arts. Never before have the original rules for these sports coexisted in one volume. Brimming with history and miscellany, it is the ultimate sports book for the thinking fan. Each sport’s chapter includes a short history, the sport’s original rules, and a deeper look into an element of the sport, such as the evolution of the baseball glove; sports with war roots; a compendium of sports balls; and iconic sports trophies. Written by ESPN The Magazine’s former editor in chief, Gary Belsky, and executive editor, Neil Fine, and filled with period-style line drawings in a handsome package, On the Origins of Sports is a book that sports fans and history buffs alike will want to display on their coffee tables, showcase on their bookshelves, and treasure for generations.

Up Your Game

Author: Gary Belsky
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579657842
Size: 21.28 MB
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Sound smart and play smarter with this compendium of the tricks, techniques, and unwritten rules every sports fan needs—from naming your fantasy team to betting with friends, doing a flip turn to investing in memorabilia, winning at arm wrestling to hosting a Super Bowl party, and so much more. With over 150 to-the-point entries, plus helpful illustrations, charts, and lists, Up Your Game! will get you in the know in no time.

The Graphic Sports Primer

Author: Andrew Janik
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 1101906995
Size: 56.16 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This colourful book is the perfect gift for the sports fan who loves smart reporting and masterful design. From classic boxing matchups like Clay vs. Liston to legendary coaches like Tom Landry to tennis Grand Slam winner Martina Navratilova, each of the fifty subjects is presented with a clever illustration that plays off iconic imagery, team colors, and sports history (Tom Landry's signature hat, Curt Schilling's bloody sock, for example). The profiles include a brief history of the subject along with important stats, signature quotes, and other must-know information.

The Secret History Of Balls

Author: Josh Chetwynd
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101514876
Size: 33.31 MB
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You may fancy yourself a sports fan, but chances are you don't know: A fish eyeball was used as the center of some nineteenth-century baseballs The race to make better billiard balls led to the invention of plastics The Nerf ball was originally created to be part of a board game featuring cavemen Balls are the unsung heroes of sports. They are smacked, flung, dribbled, crushed, thrown, and kicked. They're usually only the subject of scrutiny when something goes wrong: a tear, the application of an illegal foreign substance, or a dent from overuse. Nevertheless, if you're watching nearly any major sporting event from around the world, you're likely following the ball wondering where it will go next... The Secret History of Balls mines the stories and lore of sports and recreation to offer insight into 60 balls-whether they're hollow, solid, full of air, or stuffed with twine or made of leather, metal, rubber, plastic, or polyurethane-that give us joy on playing fields and in every arena from backyards to stadiums around the globe.

Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes And How To Correct Them

Author: Gary Belsky
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439169748
Size: 15.68 MB
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Protect and grow your finances with help from this definitive and practical guide to behavioral economics—revised and updated to reflect new economic realities. In their fascinating investigation of the ways we handle money, Gary Belsky and Thomas Gilovich reveal the psychological forces—the patterns of thinking and decision making—behind seemingly irrational behavior. They explain why so many otherwise savvy people make foolish financial choices: why investors are too quick to sell winning stocks and too slow to sell losing shares, why home sellers leave money on the table and home buyers don’t get the biggest bang for their buck, why borrowers pay too much credit card interest and savers can’t sock away as much as they’d like, and why so many of us can’t control our spending. Focusing on the decisions we make every day, Belsky and Gilovich provide invaluable guidance for avoiding the financial faux pas that can cost thousands of dollars each year. Filled with fresh insight; practical advice; and lively, illustrative anecdotes, this book gives you the tools you need to harness the powerful science of behavioral economics in any financial environment.

The Field Guide To Sports Metaphors

Author: Josh Chetwynd
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607748126
Size: 32.86 MB
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A gift-worthy playbook of common and unexpected words and idioms that have their roots in sports and games. There are many metaphors we can quickly identify from the realm of sports: covering all the bases (baseball), game plan (football), and par for the course (golf). But the English language is also peppered with the not-so-obvious influence of sports and games, such as go-to guy (basketball) and dead ringer (horse racing). Filled with pithy entries on each idiom, plus quotes showing how big talkers from President Obama to rapper Ice-T use them, this quirky little handbook from former minor league ballplayer and award-winning journalist Josh Chetwynd is sure to be a conversation starter at tailgates, cocktail parties, and in the boardroom. From the Hardcover edition.

Up Your Game

Author: Gary Belsky
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579657400
Size: 32.15 MB
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Sound smart and play smarter with this compendium of the tricks, techniques, and unwritten rules every sports fan needsÑfrom naming your fantasy team to betting with friends, doing a flip turn to investing in memorabilia, winning at arm wrestling to hosting a Super Bowl party, and so much more. With over 150 to-the-point entries, plus helpful illustrations, charts, and lists, Up Your Game! will get you in the know in no time.

Using Math In Sports

Author: Carla Mooney
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1499438753
Size: 46.96 MB
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Sports are more than just decisions being made on the move. Coaches must determine a strategy that takes into account the strengths and weaknesses of each team based on statistics and matchups. And athletes must constantly evaluate how to be successful based on their knowledge of the opponent in front of them in that moment. Following fifth grade Common Core standards, this book takes a look at how athletes, coaches, and fans use different types of math to create a holistic plan for play and engagement, while helping readers understand how to evaluate the gambles of sports.

Return Of The King

Author: Brian Windhorst
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1538759683
Size: 60.18 MB
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Now a New York Times bestseller! The inside story of LeBron James's return and ultimate triumph in Cleveland. What really happened when LeBron James stunned the NBA by leaving a potential dynasty in Miami to come home to play with the Cleveland Cavaliers? How did the Cavs use secret meetings to put together the deal to add star Kevin Love? Who really made the controversial decision to fire coach David Blatt when the team was in first place? Where did the greatest comeback in NBA history truly begin-and end? RETURN OF THE KING takes you onto the private planes, inside the locker-room conversations, and into the middle of the intense huddles where one of the greatest stories in basketball history took place, resulting in the Cavs winning the 2016 NBA title after trailing the Golden State Warriors three games to one. You'll hear from all the characters involved: the players, the executives, the agents, and the owners as they reveal stories never before told. Get the background on all the controversies, the rivalries, and the bad blood from two reporters who were there for every day, plot twist, and social media snafu as they take you through the fascinating ride that culminated in a heart-stopping Game Seven.

Foraged Flower Arranging

Author: Rebekah Clark Moody
Publisher:
ISBN: 1624143644
Size: 33.85 MB
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Use local plants and flowers to make breathtaking vase arrangements, platters and garlands that show the wild and rustic beauty of nature, a modern point of difference from manicured arranging.You don't need to buy expensive cut flowers from a wholesaler to create stunning arrangements at home. With Foraged Flower Arranging, you can bring the organic beauty of nature into your home in ways you've never seen before. Go beyond a vase of plain tulip stems or a haphazard bunch of wildflowers in a jar with arrangements like Large-Scale Autumnal Arrangement featuring colorful leafy branches, and Lush Green Platter Arrangement with a beautiful flow of greens and white flowering vines. Floral designer Rebekah Clark Moody teaches readers techniques to forage for local plants then arrange them in unique ways to preserve their wild shape. The result is easy, yet high-impact design with the modern and incredibly popular rustic, natural look. Display your arrangements in a vintage vase on a dining table, antique chest or foyer table to wow your family and friends for special occasions or stunning everyday d�cor. The arrangements cover a wide variety of trees, flowers and plants, plus tips for adapting based on what you have available, making the book accessible to readers in all climates, all year round. This book has 50 projects and 50 final photos plus detailed step-by-step photos.