Best Sports Reference Books
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1. Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
Author: by Dave Canterbury
With advice on not just getting along, but truly reconnecting with the great outdoors, Dave Canterbury’s treasure trove of world-renowned wisdom and experience comes to life within these pages. Bustle A New York Times Bestseller in Sports and Travel! The ultimate resource for experiencing the backcountry!
Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury, Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors. Based on the 5Cs of Survivability-cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages-this valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness.
Inside, you’ll also discover detailed information on: Choosing the right items for your kit. Manufacturing needed tools and supplies. Collecting and cooking food. Protecting yourself from the elements. With Canterbury’s guidance, you’ll not only prepare yourself for any climate and situation, you’ll also learn how to use the art of bushcraft to reconnect with nature in ways you’ve never imagined.
2. Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf
Author: by Ben Hogan
A timeless classic with nearly one million copies in print, Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons outlines the building blocks of winning golf from one of the all-time masters of the sportfully illustrated with drawings and diagrams to improve your game instantly.
Ben Hogan, one of the greatest golfers in the history of the sport, believed that any golfer with average coordination can learn to break eightyif one applies oneself patiently and intelligently. With the techniques revealed in this classic book, you can learn how to make your game work from tee to green, step-by-step and stroke by stroke.
In each chapter, a different experience-tested fundamental is explained and demonstrated with clear illustrationsas though Hogan were giving you a personal lesson with the same skill and precision that made him a legend. Whether you’re a novice player or an experienced pro, Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons is a must-have reference for anyone who knows that fundamentals are where champions begin.
3. The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding : The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised
Author: by Arnold Schwarzenegger
Simon & Schuster
“He who rules the short game collects the gold.”Dave Pelz’s Golden Rule of GolfFed up with trying to imitate the pros, buying the latest expensive equipment, and seeing your handicap stay the same? The first book by bestselling author and internationally revered golf instructor Dave Pelz since Putt Like the Pros, his bestselling classic, Dave Pelz’s Short Game Bible can show you the way to lower scores by improving your short game.
The result of decades of scientific research studying thousands of golfers, Dave’s philosophy is as simple as it is revolutionary and groundbreaking: Instead of practicing the wrong things the right way, or the right things the wrong way, Pelz shows you how to find your own personal weaknesses and how to improve them to efficiently lower your scores.
Packed with all the knowledge, charts, and photos needed to learn from the master, Dave Pelz’s Short Game Bible is the essential book for every golfer who’s looking to improve his or her game. A former physicist for NASA, Dave brings a scientific rigor to his research and instruction that has made him the top short-game expert in the world.
5. The Complete Sailing Manual, 4th Edition
Author: by Steve Sleight
Whether you’re a novice or experienced skipper, everything you need to know about sailing is in this book. A market leader in sailing guides, the fourth edition of The Complete Sailing Manual is packed with informative text from former British national champion Steve Sleight, and includes a foreword by Olympic gold medalist Sir Ben Ainslie.
Steve Sleight’s expert advice is brought to life with breathtaking action photography and clear illustrations. This invaluable guide offers extensive coverage of sailing practice, including foiling catamarans, apparent wind sailing, long-distance cruising, and electronic navigation. From tying knots and boat care to vital equipment, learn all you need to know to become a sailor and boat owner.
Further your understanding of the sport and develop your technique with information on the science and physics of sailing a boat. The Complete Sailing Manual also shows you how to become a confident competitor with tips on the etiquette, rules, and techniques of racing a course.
6. Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual 4/E
Author: by Nigel Calder
The maintenance bible for boatowners is fully updated and better than ever! If it’s on a boat and it has screws, wires, or moving parts, it’s covered in Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual. When you leave the dock with this indispensable resource aboard, you have at your fingertips the best and most comprehensive advice on: Battery technologies, including recent developments in lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells 12- and 24-volt DC systems Electric and hybrid propulsion How to radically improve the energy efficiency of most boats Corrosion, bonding, and lightning protection Generators, inverters, battery chargers , wind and water generators, and solar power Electric motors and electric lights Marine electronics, including networking systems, antennas, and RFI Diesel engines Transmissions, shaft brakes, and propellers Refrigeration and air-conditioning Tanks, plumbing, and through-hulls Pumps and watermakers Steering, autopilots, and wind vanes Stoves and heaters Winches, windlasses, and bow thrusters Spars, rigging, and roller reefing
7. Every Shot Counts: Using the Revolutionary Strokes Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy
Author: by Mark Broadie
Columbia Business School professor Mark Broadie’s paradigm-shifting approach that uses statistics and golf analytics to transform the game. Mark Broadie is at the forefront of a revolutionary new approach to the game of golf. What does it take to drop ten strokes from your golf score?
What part of Tiger Woods’ game makes him a winner? Traditional golf stats can’t answer these questions. Broadie, a professor at Columbia Business School, helped the PGA Tour develop its cutting-edge strokes gained putting stat. In this eye-opening new book, Broadie uses analytics from the financial world to uncover the secrets of the game of golf.
He crunches mountains of data to show both professional and amateur golfers how to make better decisions on the course. This eagerly awaited resource is for any player who wants to understand the pros, improve golf skills, and make every shot count.
8. The Complete Book of Fishing Knots, Leaders, and Lines
Author: by Lindsey Philpott
Published at: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (May 5, 2015)
Master every fishing knot you’ll ever needand never lose a big bass, trout, salmon, pike, or striper againWhen you’re fishing, there’s nothing more frustrating than letting a poorly tied knot cost you the catch of the day. Knot expert Lindsey Philpott has written a guide to save anglers everywhere that anguish.
The Complete Book of Fishing Knots, Leaders, and Lines contains directions for fifty kinds of knots, ranging from easier knots for beginners to specialized knots for more experienced fishermen. Each knot is explained with step-by-step instructions and color photographs, all done using a thick monofilament to make them as easy to see as possible.
Here are just a few of the various types of knots you’ll learn:ArborAustralian braidPalomarJapanese fishermanBimini twistParagumAnd many more! Also included is a glossary of terms to ensure that every part of the knot-tying process is easy to learn. The Complete Book of Fishing Knots, Leaders, and Lines offers clear instructions for tying winning leaders, tips for selecting lines, and up-to-date information from the field that will bring you the quickest, slickest, and best catch ever.
9. Science of Strength Training: Understand the anatomy and physiology to transform your body
Author: by Austin Current
DK (May 4, 2021)
Is it time to lose weight, gain muscle, and speed up your metabolism? Discover the hard science needed to perfect each exercise and build your strongest body at home or in the gymPacked with research that supports the notion that bodyweight exercises help you reach your weight and fitness goals, this simple to follow guide also gives you valuable insight into how nutrition and exercise can improve your health.
Inside the pages of this strength training book, you’ll discover: The physiology and benefits of strength training Workout plans for beginners, enthusiasts, and personal trainers The hard dietary science that debunks common myths and important information to properly fuel your body Depictions of 33 exercises: how to do them, common mistakes, and the benefits of each Work towards your strength goalsIn this book, Author Austin Current takes readers through the science of strength training, weight loss, nutrition, and overall health.
The book looks at why many people fear strength training, why they shouldn’t, and how they can incorporate it into their daily lives. Filled with CGI artwork and science-backed information, this exercise book will help you transform your body and improve your well-being.
10. Formula One 2021: The World's Bestselling Grand Prix Handbook
Author: by Bruce Jones
Formula One 2021, the world’s bestselling Grand Prix handbook, is the essential resource for the season ahead. Formula One fans will be kept fully up to speed with detailed examinations of all the teams racing in 2021 (from Mercedes and Red Bull to Ferrari and Renault), every driver in competition (including Charles Leclerc, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton), and all the tracks featured on the packed Grand Prix calendar.
It also reviews the 2020 season with race-by-race reports and statistics; highlights changes to the rules and regulations for 2021; and discusses major talking points in F1. As well as the Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championship tables from 2020, there is a fill-in guide for 2021, so each book can become a personalized record of the Formula One season.
11. WWE Encyclopedia of Sports Entertainment New Edition
Author: by DK
Delve into the world of WWE with the most expansive all-encompassing guide ever produced on sports entertainment! Get all the history, facts, and stats on the Superstars you love in the updated WWE Encyclopedia of Sports Entertainment. This bumper new edition packs more than 1,100 Superstars into more than 400 exciting pages, making it the perfect reference guide for the WWE universe.
This expansive guide features the most controversial, charismatic, and revered Superstars from all eras and sports entertainment brands, including the most popular Superstars such as Bret “Hit Man” Hart, John Cena, Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey, and The Rock. This encyclopedia covers it all, from the unbelievable championship wins and thrilling bouts on SmackDown, RAW and NXT, to the Royal Rumble and the grand spectacle of WrestleMania.
With stunning visuals and in-depth commentary, the WWE Encyclopedia, 4th Edition brings together the entire WWE roster in one tremendous volume! Relive the history and excitement with this massive book dedicated to the thrilling world of WWE.TM & 2020 WWE. All Rights Reserved.
12. The Anatomy of Stretching, Second Edition: Your Illustrated Guide to Flexibility and Injury Rehabilitation
Author: by Brad Walker
The multiple stresses of contemporary lifewhether from excessive sports play, overwork, or overuse of technologyare increasingly taking a toll on the body. Symptoms range from muscle soreness and pain to pinched nerves to potentially more permanent disabilities, including serious body injuries.
One safe, quickly productive way to address the problem is through a simple therapy that can be done anywhere, anytime, and without special equipment: stretching. This new edition of Brad Walker’s best-selling book on the subject presents 135 unique stretching exercises designed to help repair the body and make it more flexible, fit, and relaxed.
The book begins with clear, detailed descriptions of important principles of anatomy and physiology, the benefits of stretching, different forms of stretching, rules to remember, and how to stretch properly. It also focuses on the kinds of stretches that are most helpful in the alleviation or rehabilitation of specific sports injuries.
13. Runner's World How to Make Yourself Poop: And 999 Other Tips All Runners Should Know
Author: by Meghan Kita
Every runner knows how important it is to prevent an unfortunate bathroom accident midrun. This book can show you how. For any runner who wants a quick, easy reference guide to every running issue under the sun, look no further.
With tips on training, nutrition, gear, motivation, health, and racing, Runner’s World How to Make Yourself Poop is essential reading for runners who want to improve their performance. From The Best Way to Tie Your Shoes to 9 Tactics for Busting Out of a Running Rut and everything in between, these short, easy-to-use tips from reliable experts are the perfect gift for any runner in your life.
14. 2021 Standard Catalog of Firearms: The Collector's Price & Reference Guide, 31st Edition
Author: by Jim Supica
Gun Digest Books
MORE GUNS!MORE VALUES! MORE OF WHAT YOU NEED! In the Updated Standard Catalog of Firearms 31st Edition! For more than a quarter century Standard Catalog of Firearms has been the leading illustrated guide to guns and their values, offering more of what the firearms enthusiast and collector needs – more photos, more prices and more guns!
Every edition is updated with the newest entries from today’s manufacturers of handguns, rifles and shotguns, plus the latest values from a wide range of experts, editors and auction houses for virtually every gun made or sold. 2021 Standard Catalog of Firearms is a must-have guide to commercial firearms, past and present.
Inside You’ll Find: More than 7,500 photos with extensive descriptions that let you know what it’s worth. Updated values and up to six condition grades, for a total of more than 110,000 prices. 16-page full-color photo section showcasing World War II guns from the NRA Museum.
A guide to Firearms Trade Names covering more than 150 years of gun history. Whether you’re a serious gun collector, a casual gun-show trader, a hunter or recreational shooter, if you buy, sell or trade firearms, Standard Catalog of Firearms is the best insurance you can buy!
15. Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated
Author: by Shea Serrano
A hardcover edition featuring new content for fans of the #1 New York Times bestseller Any fan of Shea Serrano’s unconventional, hilarious, and insightful writing will want to add this hardcover edition of his wildly popular Basketball (and Other Things) to their collection.
The book will feature a new cover and two new chapters as well as removable art that showcases Serrano’s trademark creativity and Arturo Torres’s inimitable illustration style. First released as a paperback in 2017, the book went on to become a #1 New York Times bestseller.
This edition will be a keepsake for Serrano fans and basketball fans alike.
16. Rules of Golf: A Handy Fast Guide to Golf Rules 2019 (Pocket Sized Edition)
Author: by Team Golfwell
Current for 2021-22. If you want to easily know the rules, then this book is for you. The most major changes in 30 years to the Rules of Golf went into effect on January 1, 2019. This Guide is 4″ x 6″ edition to the Rules of Golf gives you a clear and quick overview of the Rules of Golf and the recent changes which most commonly come into play when you need a fast answer.
This pocket-sized edition fits easily into your bag. Also available in 6″ x 9″ edition – Amazon Books (ASIN 1090649339). This book covers stroke and match play and is divided into 7 sections: Before Starting Play, Tee Area, General Area (Fairway & Rough, etc., Relief in the General Area, Penalty Areas, Bunkers, and Greens.
Some rules are repeated in several of the 7 sections for easy reference. The next several pages, QUICK RULES SUMMARY will answer most rule questions in seconds with more information shown in the page reference. You don’t have to remember all the rules if you keep this guide handy or on your phone for fast answers to rule questions.Happy golfing!