General Information upon Every Subject Appertaining to the Sports of the Field
Fascinating study -- only book devoted exclusively to the crossbow -- traces use of crossbow as military and sporting weapon, its construction and management in medieval and modern × also, related weapons: balistas, catapults, Turkish bow, more. Over 240 illustrations.
A tribute to the designs of the octogenarian fashion maverick features ninety lavish color plates showcasing her unusual outfits, many sporting her trademark outsized spectacles, in a volume that demonstrates her blending of other design styles with flea-market and thrift-shop finds.
Jim Clark was a genuine sporting hero. He won 25 of his 72 Grands Prix and in the sixties was the yardstick by which every other driver on the starting grid was judged. Quite simply, Clark was peerless. Stubborn and notoriously indecisive outside the car, where he would nervously chew his fingernails, he was a genius when he got behind the wheel.
Packed with more incredible accomplishments, cutting-edge science, stunts and incredible sporting achievements. Includes more than 3,000 new and updated world records, together with 1,000 photographs.
The greatest sports stars characterise their times. Tim Adams sets out to explore what it might have meant to be John McEnroe during those times, and in his subsequent lives, and to define exactly what it is we want from our sporting heroes: how we require them to play out our own dramas;
Presents a guide to drinking cocktails, discussing the steps to making spirits; the basic components of the cocktail; bar etiquette; and drinking in such locations at the airport, sporting events, and while camping, with twelve starter recipes.