Sport

Front cover of At Speed by Mark Cavendish
At Speed - Mark Cavendish

At Speed by Mark Cavendish tells his very personal story of the journey to the top, and gets to the heart of the pain and the passion, and the guts and the glory of professional cycling. Cycling bible L''Equipe has responded to his staggering success by naming him the best sprinter in the history of Tour de France.

R110.00
Front cover of Fallen Giants by Maurice Isserman and Stewart Weaver
Fallen Giants - Maurice Isserman and Stewart Weaver

Fallen Giants by Maurice Isserman and Stewart Weave is a lively and generously illustrated book in which historians Maurice Isserman and Stewart Weaver present the first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. They offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s, and they compellingly evoke the social and cultural worlds that gave rise to those expeditions.

R150.00
Front cover of The Rise of the Phoenix by Peter Joyce
The Rise of the Phoenix - Peter Joyce

The Rise of the Phoenix by Peter Joyce is a fascinating account of South Africa's post-isolation sporting experiences. The author offsets the triumphs that brought the nation glory when the country was finally reintegrated and welcomed back into the international sporting arena against events that set it apart in the dark days of apartheid. Covering the feats of our golfing greats, swimming sensations, rugby heroes and cricketing giants, this book also reveals the successes South Africans have achieved in lesser-known sporting codes, such as mountaineering and motocross.

R95.00
Front cover of The Poisoned Chalice by Gavin Rich
The Poisoned Chalice - Gavin Rich

The Poisoned Chalice by Gavin Rich takes an in-depth look at each of the coaches in the post-apartheid years, and at the same time examines how the role has evolved over the past two decades. The Springboks have had several post-isolation coaches, and if they agree on nothing else, they will concur that everyone in the job suffers enormous pressure. Unlike coaches from other rugby-playing countries, they also face many obstacles outside of the game, such as South Africa’s complicated politics and the often unrealistic expectations of both the public and the media.

R90.00
Front cover of Diving and Spearfishing in SA by Piet van Rooyen
Diving and Spearfishing in South Africa - Piet van Rooyen

Diving and Spearfishing in South Africa by Piet van Rooyen provides an extensive overview of all there is to learn about diving and spearfishing. Knowing when to dive, what equipment to use, which spearfishing and deep-diving techniques are most effective, and how to avoid the hazards of the sport – from shark attacks to diving and boating accidents – is essential knowledge for any underwater adventurer. Fitness training, prolonged breath-holding, boat handling and safety guidelines are also discussed.

R90.00