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Mammoth Book Of The World Cup

Mammoth Book Of The World Cup

  • Author: Nick Holt
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 147211051X
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 160
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An all-encompassing, chronological guide to football's World Cup, one of the world's few truly international events, in good time for the June 2018 kick-off in Russia. From its beginnings in 1930 to the modern all-singing, all-dancing self-styled 'greatest show on Earth', every tournament is covered with features on major stars and great games, as well as stories about some less celebrated names and quirky stats and intriguing essays. Holt's focus is very much on what takes place on the field, rather than how football is a mirror for economic corruption, or how a nation's style of play represents a profound statement about its people, or how a passion for football can lift underpaid, socially marginalised people out of poverty. From the best World Cups, in 1958 and 1970, to the worst, in 1962 and 2010, he looks behind the facts and the technical observations to the stories: the mysterious sins of omission; critical injuries to key players; and coaching U-turns. He explains how England's World Cup achievements under Sven-Göran Eriksson, far from being a national disgrace, were actually quite impressive, and looks at why Alf Ramsey didn't take Bobby Charlton off in 1970, but this is no parochial, jingoistic account. The book also asks why Brazil did not contribute in 1966, despite having won the previous two tournaments and going on to win the next one? Why the greatest players of their day did not always shine at the World Cup - George Best and Alfredo Di Stefano, for example, never even made it to the Finals. Why did Johann Cruyff not go to the 1978 World Cup? And why did one of Germany's greatest players never play in the World Cup? There are lots of tables, some filled with obvious, but necessary information, but others with more quirky observations. Alongside accounts of epic games, there are also brief biographies of all the great heroes of the World Cup.

The Big Book of Buds

The Big Book of Buds

Marijuana Varieties from the World's Great Seed Breeders

  • Author: Ed Rosenthal
  • Publisher: Ed Rosenthal
  • ISBN: 1936807106
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 240
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This full-color guide showcases the diversity of cannabis varieties. Stunning close-ups from the world’s great breeders are accompanied by concise information about growing characteristics and bud quality. Engaging essays offer insights into marijuana’s special botany and the culture that surrounds this controversial plant.

The Big Book of Bicycling

The Big Book of Bicycling

Everything You Need to Know, From Buying Your First Bike to Riding Your Best

  • Author: Emily Furia,Editors of Bicycling Magazine
  • Publisher: Rodale Books
  • ISBN: 160961304X
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 304
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The world's authority on cycling provides a comprehensive guide to the sport for cyclists of all levels The sport of cycling has experienced an exciting boom in popularity fueled by Lance Armstrong's success and recent comeback, the popularity of triathlons, rising gas prices, and the need to find a sport that lets people have some fun while they get fit. No one knows more about this boom than the pros at Bicycling magazine. For nearly 50 years, Bicycling has brought its readers the most up-to-date advice on everything from training and gear to nutrition and stories of cycling's greatest stars. Now, for the first time, Bicycling gathers its best advice in The Big Book of Bicycling, a must-have book that cyclists of all levels can refer to again and again for answers to all of their cycling questions. Senior editor Emily Furia and her colleagues have gathered the latest, most useful information on getting started, buying gear, maintaining both road and mountain bikes, training for speed, racing techniques, understanding the rules of the road, and much more. This evergreen book is an invaluable resource for any cyclist who wants to ride their best.

The Runner's World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training

The Runner's World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training

Winning Strategies, Inpiring Stories, and the Ultimate Training Tools

  • Author: Jennifer Van Allen,Bart Yasso,Amby Burfoot
  • Publisher: Rodale Books
  • ISBN: 1609617088
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 304
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The first dedicated book on marathon and half marathon training from the renowned experts at Runner's World. The Runner's World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training gives readers the core essentials of marathon training, nutrition, injury prevention, and more. The editors of Runner's World know marathon training better than anyone on the planet. They have spent the last few years inviting readers to share the long, sweaty journey to the starting line, putting themselves on call to personally answer readers' questions 24/7. This book will include testimonials from real runners, more than 25 training plans for every level and ability, workouts, a runner's dictionary, and sample meal plans. The Runner's World Big Book of Marathon and Half-Marathon Training is a powerful and winning resource--the ultimate tool kit for anyone who wants to get from the starting line to the finish line.

The BBQ Queens' Big Book of BBQ

The BBQ Queens' Big Book of BBQ

  • Author: Karen Adler,Judith Fertig
  • Publisher: Harvard Common Press
  • ISBN: 9781558322974
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 463
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Don't let the tiaras fool you: Adler and Fertig may advocate having fun while cooking, but they are serious about barbecue. They just know that women approach barbecuing differently than men: thinking about the whole meal, how to prep efficiently, how to energize leftovers, how to get creative with their recipes. The authors present all the basics, from ingredients and equipment to technique and preparations. Then they expand the repertoire by offering a variety of marinades, sauces, sides, and more sophisticated recipes. Factor in their queenly charm and wit, and you'll have as great a time reading as you do barbecuing.

The Roar of the Lionesses

The Roar of the Lionesses

Women's Football in England

  • Author: Carrie Dunn
  • Publisher: Pitch Publishing
  • ISBN: 1785312391
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 256
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Millions watched the 2015 Women's World Cup as the England Lionesses roared in Canada, winning bronze. Their fighting spirit and fabulous skill captured the fascination of the entire country as their campaign unfolded in the small hours of the 2015 summer mornings. On the back of this success, attendances in the FA Women's Super League increased, as interest in women's football accelerated. Top stars talked enthusiastically about the dawn of a new era for women's football. Carrie Dunn spent a year following some of the most famous - and not so famous - female footballers in the country, to see what the future holds for women's football. Can the smaller, lower-profile teams ever compete with the big bucks and big names of the Women's Super League? How are grassroots clubs going to rise to the top when elite divisions of women's football depend on the award of licences? Can the women win a World Cup before the men do? And if they do, what reward and recognition will they get? Roar of the Lionesses tells the tale of an increasingly popular, yet still woefully underrepresented sport.

Great Balls of Fire

Great Balls of Fire

How Big Money is Hijacking World Football

  • Author: John Sugden,Alan Tomlinson
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Soccer
  • Page: 192
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An examination of how money is hijacking world football, set against the backdrop of France '98.

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries

  • Author: Otto Penzler
  • Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • ISBN: 0345802993
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 672
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Have yourself a crooked little Christmas with The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries. Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler collects sixty of his all-time favorite holiday crime stories--many of which are difficult or nearly impossible to find anywhere else. From classic Victorian tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Thomas Hardy, to contemporary stories by Sara Paretsky and Ed McBain, this collection touches on all aspects of the holiday season, and all types of mysteries. They are suspenseful, funny, frightening, and poignant. Included are puzzles by Mary Higgins Clark, Isaac Asimov, and Ngaio Marsh; uncanny tales in the tradition of A Christmas Carol by Peter Lovesey and Max Allan Collins; O. Henry-like stories by Stanley Ellin and Joseph Shearing, stories by pulp icons John D. MacDonald and Damon Runyon; comic gems from Donald E. Westlake and John Mortimer; and many, many more. Almost any kind of mystery you’re in the mood for--suspense, pure detection, humor, cozy, private eye, or police procedural—can be found in these pages. FEATURING: - Unscrupulous Santas - Crimes of Christmases Past and Present - Festive felonies - Deadly puddings - Misdemeanors under the mistletoe - Christmas cases for classic characters including Sherlock Holmes, Brother Cadfael, Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen, Rumpole of the Bailey, Inspector Morse, Inspector Ghote, A.J. Raffles, and Nero Wolfe.

The Big Book O' Beer

The Big Book O' Beer

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Greatest Beverage on Earth

  • Author: Duane Swierczynski
  • Publisher: Quirk Books
  • ISBN: 9781931686495
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 208
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Presents facts, figures, history, and trivia on the art, science, and lore of beer and its brewing.

The Big Book of Animal Devotions

The Big Book of Animal Devotions

250 Daily Readings About God's Amazing Creation

  • Author: William L. Coleman
  • Publisher: Bethany House
  • ISBN: 0764206699
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 400
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"Teaches children about God's creation while also using each animal to illustrate a character-development lesson from the Bible. Each reading includes a Scripture verse, discussion questions, and a concise nugget of take-away wisdom"--Provided by publisher.