Sports & Recreation: Most read books
by Rod Brookes
Sport stories and sports coverage are transforming the media. Live sports events are central to the success of new TV services based on subscription and pay-per-view. The antics of sports stars provide a rich source of 'human interest' for the global news and entertainment ind...
This book provides a fun introduction to the mathematics and physics needed to really understand scuba diving; it was written by an enthusiastic scuba diver, who is also a mathematician. The book is written for the lay person, and assumes only a willingness to express basic sc...
Hiking Circuits in Rocky Mountain National Park is the first guide dedicated entirely to the loop trails of Rocky Mountain National Park, trails that return hikers to their starting point without the necessity of retracing steps or walking on roads. Having explored the park ex...
From Hotspot to Statistics
by Mark Kidger
Fans around the world are used to seeing the infrared technology of “Hotspot”, the acoustics of “Snicko” and the ballistics of “Hawkeye”, but how many people actually understand how these aids work and what their applications and limitations...
The Ultimate Guide
by Holly Thorpe
While snowboarding didn't become a commercial success until the early 1980s, the roots of the modern snowboard go back to at least 1965, when Sherman Poppen invented the "Snurfer" by bolting two skis together and adding a rope for stability. Today snowboarding is one of the mo...
Wilma Rudolph was born premature at only four and a half pounds, had polio, and with no hospitals in the area that would serve her, was told she would never walk again. Rudolph went on to win three Olympic gold medals in track and field events, and became known as the fastest ...
Today, African American athletes play an integral part in almost all professional organized sports—so much so that it may be hard for modern sports fans to imagine it any other way. Until the late 1940s, however, societal norms regarding race mandated that only Caucasians coul...