Pushing the Limits

Pushing the Limits
Author: Casey Stoner
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-10-24
ISBN: 1409129241
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pushing the Limits Book Excerpt:

Casey Stoner, the two-time World MotoGP champion, tells his own explosive story. Showing anything is possible when determination meets talent, two-time World MotoGP champion Casey Stoner shares his incredible journey from being a Queensland toddler with an extraordinary ability on a motorbike to his decision to retire at 27 with nothing left to prove. For the first time, he tells of his early family life, the development of his riding skills and why his parents decided to sell everything and travel from Australia to Europe to chase the dream and support his aim to become World Champion when he was only 14 years old. As fearless with his opinions as he is on the racetrack, Casey includes all the highs and lows of his life so far: the real reason he left for Europe so young, his thoughts on racing as it stands today, the riders' hierarchy, the politics of racing, the importance of family, his battle with illness and why he decided to turn his back on a multimillion-dollar contract when he was still winning. And he also lets us in on some of the new goals he has set for himself.

More than Cricket and Football

More than Cricket and Football
Author: Joel Nathan Rosen,Maureen M. Smith
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-12-02
ISBN: 1496809890
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More than Cricket and Football Book Excerpt:

Given the presumed dominance of American sport, many fans throughout the hemisphere find it difficult to envision the role of sport beyond the confines of their own continent. And yet, world sport consists of so much more than the games Americans play and so much more than the stereotype of cricket for the elite and football for the working class. As worldwide sport continues to gain in popularity, we also see parallels to many aspects visible in North American sport, particularly celebrity and all its trappings and pitfalls. The success of athletes from other countries in basketball and ice hockey, and the proliferation of stars imported and now exported to and from North America, provides some better examples of sport's international power. It also creates a very new kind of sport celebrity, albeit one that often shows a rather limited reach beyond that star's own country or continent. Thus, rather than focusing on the Western Hemisphere, this collection of some of world sport's most heralded celebrities (including stars of Motocross, surfing, distance running, and more) serves as a sort of passport to many places that make up our global sporting environment.

Valentino Rossi Revised and Updated

Valentino Rossi  Revised and Updated
Author: Michael Scott
Publsiher: Motorbooks
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2022-08-02
ISBN: 0760378398
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Valentino Rossi Revised and Updated Book Excerpt:

This visual biography explores the legendary career of motorcycle racer Valentino Rossi, including his victories, rivalries, and racing class transitions across Aprilia, Honda, Yamaha, and Ducati race bikes. From the day he was born into a racing family on February 16, 1979, Valentino Rossi seemed destined for racing greatness. Racing karts and minimotos as a child, he progressed to international motorcycle competition in 1996, riding for Aprilia in the 125cc class; Rossi won his first World Championship the following year. Advancing to MotoGP’s premier class in 2000, Rossi would go on to win nine Grand Prix World Championships and score 89 victories in 371 starts. In this richly illustrated review of the most successful MotoGP career of the twenty-first century, relive Rossi’s incredible battles against the likes of Max Biaggi, Sete Gibernau, Dani Pedrosa, and more and how they inspired three films (Faster, Fastest, and Hitting the Apex). Long-time motojournalist and author Michael Scott was at the circuit for nearly all of Rossi's 432 grand prix races and every one of his 115 grand prix wins. Rossi’s incredible charm, wit, and irreverence earned him a huge fan base and his indomitable will to win cemented his racing legend. Valentino Rossi: Life of a Legend recounts it all.

Valentino Rossi 2nd Edition

Valentino Rossi  2nd Edition
Author: Michael Scott
Publsiher: Motorbooks International
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2022-08-02
ISBN: 076037838X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Valentino Rossi 2nd Edition Book Excerpt:

Valentino Rossi: Life of a Legend offers an intimate portrait of one of the most successful and iconic legends in the history of MotoGP.

The Total Motorcycling Manual

The Total Motorcycling Manual
Author: Mark Lindemann,The Editors of Cycle World
Publsiher: Weldon Owen International
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN: 1681886979
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Total Motorcycling Manual Book Excerpt:

Learn motorcycle riding and maintenance essential from Cycle World Magazine’s resident expert in this comprehensive, fully illustrated guide. In Total Motorcycle Manual, industry insider Mark Lindemann shares his considerable firsthand knowledge gained from riding more than 750 different bikes over more than 30 years. Packed practical tips and tricks, this is the perfect guide for anyone who wants to get the most out of their motorcycle. Whether you are starting as a new daily commuter, track fiend or budding off-roader, Mark will teach you how to get the right gear for you, tackle test rides, avoid lemons, maintain and tune your ride and master fundamental bike skills.

Honda V4

Honda V4
Author: Greg Pullen
Publsiher: Crowood
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-06-30
ISBN: 1847977553
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Honda V4 Book Excerpt:

The complete story of the legenday Honda V4 motorcycles and the four-stroke engine design that gave them the name. Including full production histories, comprehensive specification details and over 250 colour illustration, the book covers design and development of the first Honda V4, the oval piston NR500, and the VF road models from 1982-1988. Also covered: the iconic sport touring bikes, the VFR750, VFR800 and VFR1200F; the worldwide racing success for Honda Racing Corporation's RC30; the 1990 Pan European/ST1100, with its longitudinal V4 engine, and the 2002 ST1300; Honda V4s in MotoGP; details of the 2014 VFR800 and CTX1300 cruiser and finally, owners' experiences and insight from those who worked in the industry. Fully illustrated with 256 colour photographs and comprehensive specification details.

Sustainable Event Management

Sustainable Event Management
Author: Meegan Lesley Jones
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2017-12-06
ISBN: 1315439700
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Event Management Book Excerpt:

Across the world each year events of every shape and size are held: from community events, school fairs and local business functions through to the world’s largest festivals, music events, conferences and sporting events. As well as causing celebration and giving voice to issues, these public parties use up resources, send out emissions and generate mountains of waste. Events also have the power to show sustainability in action and every sustainably produced event can inspire and motivate others to action. Written by a leader in event sustainability management, this book is a practical, step-by-step guide taking readers through the key aspects of how to identify, evaluate and manage event sustainability issues and impacts and to use the event for good – it's for events of any style and scale, anywhere in the world. Now in its third edition, this is the indispensable one-stop guide for event professionals and event management students who want to adjust their thinking and planning decisions towards sustainability, and who need a powerful, easy-to-use collection of tools to deliver events sustainably.

Arthroscopy and Sport Injuries

Arthroscopy and Sport Injuries
Author: Piero Volpi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 457
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 331914815X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arthroscopy and Sport Injuries Book Excerpt:

This book describes the current applications of arthroscopy in a very wide range of sports injuries involving, among other sites, the hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, and wrist. For each condition, mechanisms of injury are explained and the role of arthroscopy in diagnosis and treatment is described. Relevant information is also provided on the epidemiology and mechanisms of injury in specific sports and on indications for treatment and rehabilitation. The book fully reflects the recent advances that have taken place in arthroscopy, permitting more accurate assessment and more successful management of post-traumatic pathologies. Furthermore, it acknowledges that as a result of the increasing use of new technologies and biomaterials, there is now particular interest in techniques that promote biological healing of articular lesions and permit complete functional recovery. The authors are leading specialists in the field who have aimed to provide practitioners with the clear guidance that they require on the evaluation and treatment of injuries incurred during sporting activity.

Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy
Author: Pietro Randelli,David Dejour,C. Niek van Dijk,Matteo Denti,Romain Seil
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 2016-05-20
ISBN: 3662493764
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arthroscopy Book Excerpt:

​This book, published in cooperation with ESSKA, is an exceptionally comprehensive guide to arthroscopy that covers all major joints and all potential arthroscopic procedures. Sections on the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, wrist, and ankle provide in-depth descriptions of each procedure, including indications, technique, complications, and results, as well as essential information on diagnostic work-up and classification systems/rating scales. The text is supported by a wealth of color illustrations, and clear treatment algorithms are included for most sports injuries. An introductory section describes the history of arthroscopy, explains general principles, and provides information on instrumentation, electronic equipment, anesthesia, pain control, and prevention of complications. A special chapter focuses on the operative report, with description of an electronic form that can be used by every surgeon to store operative records or participate in European multicenter ESSKA studies. The authors include the most renowned arthroscopic surgeons in Europe. Arthroscopy will be an invaluable textbook and reference for orthopaedic surgeons, general orthopaedic physicians, sports traumatologists, residents, and physical therapists.

The Athlete as National Symbol

The Athlete as National Symbol
Author: Nicholas Villanueva, Jr.
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2020-01-10
ISBN: 1476671176
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Athlete as National Symbol Book Excerpt:

 Examining the phenomenon of nationalism in the world of sport, this collection of new essays identifies moments when athletes became national symbols through their actions on and off the field. Since the break-up of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, and related global events of the 1980s and 1990s, scholars have explored how race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality shape and are shaped by nationalism and national participation. Topics include: race, golf and the struggle for social justice in South Africa; sport as a battleground within the Israel/Palestine conflict; multiculturalism and the Olympic Games; and white privilege in sport. These case studies explore the strength (and fragility) associated with national identity, and how athletes become icons for their nations.

Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire
Author: Rick Broadbent
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-11-24
ISBN: 1409084094
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ring of Fire Book Excerpt:

MotoGP is enjoying a period of unprecedented popularity and Ring of Fire details the acclaim, the heroism and the pressures of riding motorbikes at speeds of more than 200mph. This is a world where manufacturers invest millions and the world champion celebrates by staging mock jail breaks and giving pillion rides to a blow-up doll. One rider warms up for major races by singing Hank Marvin songs on his karaoke machine and a rising Italian star sees the world in terms of black and white energy tubes. Another sees nothing strange in racing with two broken ankles. Ring of Fire covers the recent history of MotoGP, from American Nicky Hayden spectacularly overturning established champion Valentino Rossi in 2006, through the emergence of wild young Australian Casey Stoner as the new champion in 2007, to the fierce rivalry between them and Spaniards Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo in what would prove to be one of the most closely-contested years of racing in 2008. It gives a behind the scenes look at World Superbike Champion James Toseland's attempts to break into this elite, and looks back at the tradition of reprobates, romance and debauchery in the paddock dating back to the 60s and stars like Mike Hailwood and Giacomo Agostino. Rick Broadbent introduces us not just to the stars and the multi-million pound contracts, but also to the officals, mechanics, doctors, team owners and fans who make up this white-knuckle ride of a sport. By turns funny, sad, shocking and uplifting, Ring of Fire brings us face to face with those who battle to emerge unscathed, or who just ignore the pain and ride to win against all odds.

Bushell s Best Bits Everything You Needed To Know About The World s Craziest Sports

Bushell s Best Bits   Everything You Needed To Know About The World s Craziest Sports
Author: Mike Bushell
Publsiher: Kings Road Publishing
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-07-16
ISBN: 1782196625
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bushell s Best Bits Everything You Needed To Know About The World s Craziest Sports Book Excerpt:

Loopy about lacrosse? Want to get into wing-walking? This is the book for you! Join BBC Breakfast sports presenter Mike Bushell as he swaps his suit for shorts to showcase the thrills and spills of the world's craziest alternative sports. Famed for trying out a dazzling array of extreme sports as a part of his weekend sport bulletin, nobody is better placed than Mike to explain how, when, where and why you might consider joining the ranks of some of the world's most dedicated practitioners of activities with a high level of inherent danger. Find out everything you never knew you needed to know about: shin kicking; elephant polo; worm charming; real tennis; swap soccer; roller hockey.With fun facts and figures and information on how to get involved, this is a must for any sport fan.

Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi
Author: Stuart Barker
Publsiher: John Blake
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2020-11-12
ISBN: 1789462967
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Valentino Rossi Book Excerpt:

'At high speed everything becomes more difficult and more beautiful. When you're racing at 180mph, the semi-bends become bends, the little holes become big holes, everything becomes extreme and bigger. And then it becomes beautiful.' Valentino Rossi is an icon: the most successful and most loved motorcycle racer of all time, he has transcended MotoGP to become a symbol of courage, risk and daring. To race for twenty-three years at the very highest level of the world's most dangerous sport is unprecedented. But then, there has never been a motorcycle racer like Valentino Rossi. He is a modern-day gladiator, a man who still risks his life every time he throws a leg over a motorcycle. Yet for all his two-wheel talents, it is Rossi's endearing character that has seen him transcend the sport. His popularity is phenomenal. For Rossi, every race is a home race. He turns MotoGP grandstands across the world a sea of yellow - his traditional lucky colour. In more than two decades of Grand Prix racing, Rossi has seen it all. The deaths of rivals and friends, the glory of his unprecedented success, serious injuries, fabulous wealth, the greatest battles ever seen on two wheels, the infamous on and off-track clashes with his fiercest rivals . . . Using exclusive new interviews with those who have been part of Rossi's story from start to finish, critically-acclaimed and bestselling motorsport author Stuart Barker has produced the most in-depth book ever written about the Italian superstar - a tale of speed, love and loss, told in full for the very first time, in all its adrenalin-charged, high-octane glory.

Never Say Never

Never Say Never
Author: Nick Harris
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-05-23
ISBN: 0753553864
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Say Never Book Excerpt:

'The unmistakable voice of Moto GP' - Valentino Rossi As 'The Voice' of motorcycle racing for forty years, commentator Nick Harris became the biggest star not on two wheels in the paddock, and this is his mostly eye-witness, white-knuckle account of MotoGP's scorching seventy-year history. The story starts on the Isle of Man in 1949, when Geoff Duke, with his slicked-back hair and one-piece black leathers, became the nation's hero, defying the odds and winning the most dangerous race in the world on a British-built Norton. Just over a decade later at Mallory Park, another British champion and one of the greatest riders of all time Mike Hailwood screamed past a young Nick Harris on his 250cc Honda, and a life-long passion was born. Harris has been at the centre of the sport for decades, getting to know the riders as individuals, seeings feuds unfold, champions made, careers and sometimes lives ended. We'll see the biggest podium stars up close, from Barry Sheene and Kenny Roberts to Valentino Rossi, and we'll meet the mechanics behind them, the manufacturers who poured millions into the teams, and the organisers who, in the early days, ruthlessly compromised rider safety for profits. The drama has often been as tense off the track as on it. This is the book the motorcycling world has been waiting for.

Dark Commerce

Dark Commerce
Author: Louise I. Shelley
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN: 0691209766
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Commerce Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive look at the world of illicit trade In the past three decades, technology has changed the fundamentals of trade, in legitimate and illegal economies. The most advanced forms of illicit trade have broken with all historical precedents and operate as if on steroids, tied to computers and social media. Dark Commerce examines how new technology, communications, and globalization fuel the exponential growth of dangerous forms of illegal trade—the markets for narcotics and child pornography, the escalation of sex trafficking, and the sale of endangered species. The illicit economy exacerbates many of the world’s destabilizing phenomena: the perpetuation of conflicts, the proliferation of arms and weapons of mass destruction, and environmental degradation and extinction. Dark Commerce demonstrates that the dark market is a business the global community cannot afford to ignore.

Moto GP a photographic celebration

Moto GP   a photographic celebration
Author: Phil Wain
Publsiher: White Lion Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN: 1781317534
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moto GP a photographic celebration Book Excerpt:

'Moto GP is about the individual’s story, the battles between the individuals, the different personalities, the different men that are striving for one goal, to win the world championship'. Freddie Spencer, three-time world champion Since its earliest beginnings on public road courses to today’s purpose-built championship courses, Moto GP has always been about one thing: pushing man and machine to new heights of performance. Telling the story of how leading manufacturers such as Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki, have strived to build the perfect machine, and detailing the incredible rivalries of such sporting legends as Kenny Roberts and Barry Sheene, Freddie Spencer and Eddie Lawson, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo – to name just a few – Phil Wain uncovers the stories behind historic races, the innovations that made the best bikes on the grid and describes the infamous moments in which riders were made champions. Moto GP is a photographic celebration of the heroes, bikes and circuits that have defined the adrenaline-soaked world of motorbike racing.

Playful Disruption of Digital Media

Playful Disruption of Digital Media
Author: Daniel Cermak-Sassenrath
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2018-04-07
ISBN: 981101891X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playful Disruption of Digital Media Book Excerpt:

This book starts with the proposition that digital media invite play and indeed need to be played by their everyday users. Play is probably one of the most visible and powerful ways to appropriate the digital world. The diverse, emerging practices of digital media appear to be essentially playful: Users are involved and active, produce form and content, spread, exchange and consume it, take risks, are conscious of their own goals and the possibilities of achieving them, are skilled and know how to acquire more skills. They share a perspective of can-do, a curiosity of what happens next? Play can be observed in social, economic, political, artistic, educational and criminal contexts and endeavours. It is employed as a (counter) strategy, for tacit or open resistance, as a method and productive practice, and something people do for fun. The book aims to define a particular contemporary attitude, a playful approach to media. It identifies some common ground and key principles in this novel terrain. Instead of looking at play and how it branches into different disciplines like business and education, the phenomenon of play in digital media is approached unconstrained by disciplinary boundaries. The contributions in this book provide a glimpse of a playful technological revolution that is a joyful celebration of possibilities that new media afford. This book is not a practical guide on how to hack a system or to pirate music, but provides critical insights into the unintended, artistic, fun, subversive, and sometimes dodgy applications of digital media. Contributions from Chris Crawford, Mathias Fuchs, Rilla Khaled, Sybille Lammes, Eva and Franco Mattes, Florian 'Floyd' Mueller, Michael Nitsche, Julian Oliver, and others cover and address topics such as reflective game design, identity and people's engagement in online media, conflicts and challenging opportunities for play, playing with cartographical interfaces, player-emergent production practices, the re-purposing of data, game creation as an educational approach, the ludification of society, the creation of meaning within and without play, the internalisation and subversion of roles through play, and the boundaries of play.

Ducati Desmodue

Ducati Desmodue
Author: Greg Pullen
Publsiher: Crowood
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-03-23
ISBN: 1847979025
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ducati Desmodue Book Excerpt:

A definitive account of the popular Ducati Desmodue - the reliable, affordable, high-performance motorcycle range that boasts one of the most successful Italian motorcycles of all time, the Ducati Monster, and is still in development today. Including full production histories, comprehensive specification details and owners' experiences, this new book covers the history of Ducati and the rise of the brand in the 1970s and Grand Prix racing with Fabio Taglioni's desmodromic valve engine design. The world-beating TT2 and TT1 racers are covered along with the best-selling Ducati Monster, the Desmodue 900SS and the SportClassic range. With the Scrambler, and new Ducati factories in Thailand and Brazil, the Desmodue story is brought right up to date - a story based a wonderful corner of Italy, some very special motorcycles and the astonishing people who made it all happen. Fully illustrated with 211 colour photographs.

Nutritional Modulators of Pain in the Aging Population

Nutritional Modulators of Pain in the Aging Population
Author: Ronald Ross Watson,Sherma Zibadi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2017-01-25
ISBN: 0128053364
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutritional Modulators of Pain in the Aging Population Book Excerpt:

Nutritional Modulators of Pain in the Aging Population provides an overview on the role of foods, dietary supplements, obesity, and nutrients in the prevention and amelioration of pain in various diseases in the aging population. Headaches, fibromyalgia, joint pain, arthritis pain, back pain, and stomach pain are discussed. In addition, the potential health risks of using foods to reduce symptoms is evaluated. Each chapter reviews pain causing conditions before reviewing the role of food or exercise. Both researchers and physicians will learn about dietary approaches that may benefit or harm people with various types of pain. Chapters include current research on the actions of nutrients in pain treatment, the effects of lifestyle and exercise on pain management, and discussions of dietary supplements that provide pain relief from chronic conditions like arthritis. Presents a comprehensive overview that details the role of nutrition in pain management for the aging population Written for researchers and clinicians in neurology, pain, and food and nutrition Reviews the pain symptoms and role of food and/or exercise associated with each disease

World s Most Dangerous Jobs

World s Most Dangerous Jobs
Author: Paula Reid,Bear Grylls
Publsiher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-06-04
ISBN: 0857657704
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World s Most Dangerous Jobs Book Excerpt:

When you’re stuck at your desk day after day, do you find yourself daydreaming about a glamorous occupation, such as a racing driver, an astronaut or a stunt double? The adrenaline rush and prestige of these extreme jobs is one thing, but have you ever considered the practicalities? This compelling book unravels the mysteries and exposes the pitfalls of the world’s most dangerous jobs, giving a fascinating insight into the working lives of those who regularly stare death in the face rather than the usual mounds of paperwork. With interviews and practical information about each job, such as skills required and a danger rating, you’ll be prepped and ready to live life on the edge!