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When Cristiano Ronaldo transferred to Real Madrid for a world record-shattering 80 million in 2009, it cemented his position as one of the best players of his era.

This is the story of the two-time Ballon d’Or winner, the first Premier League player to be named FIFA World Player of the Year, and winnter of the 2010–2011 Golden Shoe.


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The Manager: Inside the Minds of Football’s Leaders

From the post room to the board room, everyone thinks they can be the manager. But how do you manage outrageous talent? What do you do to inspire loyalty from your players? How do you turn around a team in crisis? What’s the best way to build long-term success? How can you lead calmly under pressure? The issues are the same whether you’re managing a Premier League football team or a FTSE 100 company. Here, for the first time, some 30 of the biggest names in football management reveal just what it takes. With their every act, remark, and success or failure under constant scrutiny from the media and the fans, these managers need to be the most adroit of leaders. In The Manager they explain their methods, offer lessons they’ve learned along the way, and describe the decisions they make and the leadership they provide. Each chapter tackles a key leadership issue for managers in any walk of life and, in their own words, shows how the experts deal with the challenges they face in an abnormally high-pressure environment. Offering valuable lessons for business leaders and fascinating behind-the-scenes insights for football fans, The Manager is an honest, accessible and unprecedented look at the day-to-day work of these high-profile characters and the world of top-level football management. Featuring: Roy Hodgson, Carlo Ancelotti, Arsene Wenger, Sam Allardyce, Roberto Mancini, Jose Mourinho, Brendan Rodgers, Harry Redknapp, Sir Alex Ferguson, Walter Smith, Mick McCarthy, Gerard Houllier, Tony Pulis, Martin O’Neill, Neil Warnock, Howard Wilkinson, Kevin Keegan, Dario Gradi, Andre Villas-Boas, David Moyes, Alex McLeish, Hope Powell, Martin Jol, Glenn Hoddle, Chris Hughton, David Platt, Paul Ince, and George Graham. 9781408843505
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The official 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Fact File is written in an informative yet accessible style to appeal to young football fans. Illustrated with 100 amazing images and appealing to all ages, all 32 finalists are featured together with profiles of star players including Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney. There is the chance to meet Fuleco, the Brazilian three-banded armadillo, the official FIFA World Cup 2014 mascot, read special features on the stadium, complete the fill-in progress chart and solve the many fun puzzles, quizzes games, all based around the World Cup. In fact there is everything young fans need to know about football’s top tournament and keep them entertained throughout the entire World Cup. Nothing beats the sporting spectacle of the FIFA World Cup and this official guide, aimed at younger readers, contains everything they need to become true 2014 FIFA World Cup experts. There are easy-to-follow World Cup team analyses and star player profiles, complemented by outstanding big match photographs in what is the only official FIFA-endorsed 2014 World Cup companion for children. 9781780974712

1. About the Author(s): Jon Mattos

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The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil


Fodor’s Brazil 2014: FIFA World Cup offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. As host of the 2014 Soccer World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, Brazil promises to be one of the hottest travel destinations in upcoming years. And the country is primed to celebrate. From the picturesque beaches of Rio, to the majestic Iguaçu Falls, to the wonders of the Amazon rainforest, Brazil offers something for every type of traveler–and Fodor’s Brazil 2014 covers the best that the country has to offer. Special Features: The guide features an 8-page color insert on Top Experiences that shows the beauty and cultural flair of Brazil. Another 8-page color section provides information on soccer in Brazil, including attending the World Cup games and what’s happening in the host cities An illustrated anchor advises travelers on how to plan an itinerary to the popular Iguaçu Falls, and a standalone section at the back of the book provides helpful Portuguese phrases and pronunciations to guide travelers on their journeys. 9781400004393

1. About the Author(s): Each Fodor’s Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.(PG)

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Fodor’s Brazil 2014: FIFA World Cup


Dare to be a Champion: Lee Chong Wei is the biography about Dato’ Lee Chong Wei. Since August 21st, 2008 he has been ranked as world’s no.1 badminton male singles player on BWF World Ranking for more than 172 weeks. He has also been called as ” The Hero of the Nation” by Najib Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia. 2011 was the turning point in Dato’ Lee’s life – he found new values of life. He then began to consult with his professional consulting team to thoroughly prepare for his future – life after retirement from badminton. 9789671084328

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Research Methods in Physical Activity (Hardcover)

Research Methods in Physical Activity, Sixth Edition, presents an engaging overview of the research process and available methods for students researching within all subdisciplines of kinesiology and exercise science as well as physical therapy, rehabilitation, and occupational therapy. In addition to improvements and enhancements in this 6th edition, Research Methods in Physical Activity maintains the logical progression and presentation of information that make it the leading text in the field. It discusses all stages of the research process–including formulating and defining a research problem, analyzing data, and presenting results–and offers students practical help with the logistics of beginning, conducting, and completing their research. Readers are introduced to basic statistical and measurement concepts and learn how to complete statistical analysis of research results. Individual chapters on historical, philosophical, epidemiological, descriptive, experimental, and qualitative research acquaint students with possible research approaches, while a new final chapter in that section introduces mixed-methods models that combine different categories of research into one study. In those chapters, four scholarly contributors lend their expertise to provide in-depth knowledge from their respective fields. In addition, humorous stories, anecdotes, and photos are sprinkled throughout the text to demonstrate key points and enliven the reading without detracting from the content. The text concludes with instructions on preparing and presenting the research report. By systematically guiding the reader through the research process, “Research Methods in Physical Activity,” ” Sixth Edition,” provides practical research tools and replaces research-induced anxiety and confusion with competency in understanding, planning, conducting, assessing, and presenting research. 9780736089395

1. About the Author(s): Jerry R. Thomas, EdD, is professor and dean of the College of Education at the University of North Texas. Besides writing the previous editions of this book, Thomas has authored more than 200 publications, over 120 of which are refereed publications, with numerous contributions in research methods. Thomas has served as editor in chief for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport and as president of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, American Kinesiology Association, AAHPERD Research Consortium, and of the North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. Jack K. Nelson, EdD, is professor emeritus in the department of kinesiology at Louisiana State University. Nelson conducted and published research and taught research methods for 35 years. He has advised more than 50 doctoral dissertations and more than 50 masters’ theses. A fellow in the Research Consortium, he has been a member of AAHPERD, the American Educational Research Association, and the American College of Sports Medicine. Stephen Silverman, EdD, has taught and written about research methods for over 25 years. He is a professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and he has conducted research on teaching in physical education focusing on how children learn motor skill and develop attitudes. He has published more than 60 research articles in addition to many books and book chapters. Silverman is a fellow and past president of both the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Research Consortium, and a fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

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PE to 16 Assessment, Resources, and Planning Oxbox

An interactive electronic resource to support ‘PE to 16 3rd Ed’ students’ book. PE to 16 3rd Edition is suitable for use with all the new GCSE PE specifications, which start teaching September 2009. This OxBox CD-ROM gives vital support and provides assessment materials, exam-style questions, interactive activities, the photos and illustrations from the students’ book, and customisable long-, medium-, and short-term plans. The course delivers the requirements of the specifications in an engaging and exam-focused way. 9780199135226

1. About the Author(s): Sally Fountain, Linda Goodwin

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This is a fully revised and updated 3rd edition with new material, new examples, and new questions to match the demands of current specifications. It is suitable for all specifications and is intended to be the clearest, most accessible book for GCSE and Standard Grade examinations. 9780199135240

1. About the Author(s): Sally Fountain, Linda Goodwin

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PE to 16: Teacher’s Handbook (Paperback)

This is a fully revised and updated edition with new material, new examples, and new questions to match the demands of current specifications, to use with the Students’ Book. It is suitable for all specifications and is intended to be the clearest, most accessible book for GCSE and Standard Grade examinations. 9780199135233

1. About the Author(s): Sally Fountain, Linda Goodwin

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It’s easy to create a varied and exciting program with these warm up ideas, games, skills, and sports specific activities to motivate children. With more than 20 years of coaching and teaching experience, UK authors Anthony Dowson and Keith Morris have realized that children’s encounters with sporting activities need to be creative, entertaining and fun. Children can be encouraged to engage in physical activity through fun games that stimulate both body and mind. Fun games keep children healthy and active now as well as contribute to a more positive attitude towards physical activity for life.

1. About the Author(s): Anthony Dowson has over 12 years’ coaching experience and was previously Head of A-level Physical Education at Ryton Comprehensive School and Loughborough College. He is a qualified coach educator and has assessed a number of coaches in England who have travelled to the States to work for Major League Soccer Camps. Keith Morris is the owner of Grass Roots, a successful coaching company and the largest of its kind in northeast England. Grass Roots organises coaching and activity weeks for children, promoting participation in sport and helping to foster healthy lifestyles. Each year the company delivers courses to more than 10,000 children. Keith has a background in education and previously worked as the Head of PE at Corbridge Middle School.

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With unprecedented access to the Galaxy and one-on-one interviews with Beckham, veteran Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl focuses on the inner circle of the experiment: Beckham, Galaxy leading scorer Landon Donovan, Simon Fuller, controversial former coach Ruud Gullit, outspoken former Galaxy president Alexi Lalas, and Mrs. Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham. Wahl takes readers behind the scenes, on the road with the team and inside the locker room, to reveal just what happened on and off the field when the most renowned player in the world left the glamour of European soccer to play in a country that has yet to fully embrace the sport. We find out what his teammates really think of their superstar captain, who was calling the shots behind the scenes, how Beckham’s management conducted a shadow takeover of the Galaxy organization, and if the team plans to embrace him–or not–when he returns from AC Milan for the 2009 season. The Beckham Experiment: How the World’s Most Famous Athlete Tried to Conquer America

1. About the Author(s): In twelve years at Sports Illustrated, senior writer GRANT WAHL has written thirty-one cover stories and more than two hundred articles while covering five World Cups, three Olympics, and twelve NCAA basketball tournaments. Wahl has won four Magazine Story of the Year awards, given by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

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The New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany. Daniel James Brown’s The Boys in the Boat is the kind of nonfiction book that reads like a novel about Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Centered around the life of Joe Rantz—a farmboy from the Pacific Northwest who was literally abandoned as a child—and set during the Great Depression, The Boys in the Boat is a character-driven story with a natural crescendo that will have you racing to the finish. In 1936, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team raced its way to the Berlin Olympics for an opportunity to challenge the greatest in the world. How this team, largely composed of rowers from “foggy coastal villages, damp dairy farms, and smoky lumber towns all over the state,” managed to work together and sacrifice toward their goal of defeating Hitler’s feared racers is half the story. The other half is equally fascinating, as Brown seamlessly weaves in the story of crew itself. This is fast-paced and emotional nonfiction about determination, bonds built by teamwork, and what it takes to achieve glory. 9780143125471


The Official Arsenal FC Annual 2014 boasts a match-winning line-up of match reports, player profiles, terrific trivia, sensational secrets, and much, much, more. This famous London football club is one of the most successful in English Football.

1. About the Author(s): Grange Communications has been a leading publisher and distributor of best-selling calendars and annuals for over 20 years by specializing in only OFFICIAL television, film, entertainment, music, football and sports titles.

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The Official Arsenal FC Annual 2014


Manchester City 2012 Slim Diary. This fantastic slim format official Manchester City 2012 Slim Diary is packed full of your favourite players, features a week to view format and has plenty of space for those all important fixtures! Measurements: 90mm x 175mm with a Week-to-view

1. About the Team: Founded in 1880, Manchester City has grown their fan base to the point where they now regularly get in excess of 40,000 fans at their home games. Manchester City has been playing at their current ground since 2003 after moving from Maine Road.

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Reds: Liverpool Football Club The Biography

Unique and exhaustively researched history of Liverpool Football Club, John Williams explores the origins and divisive politics of football in the city of Liverpool and profiles the key men behind the emergence of the club and its early successes.John Williams has been studying football as a sociologist for the past 30 years and is the author of several other books on Liverpool FC.

1. About the Author (s): John Williams has been studying football as a sociologist for the past 30 years and is the author of several books on Liverpool FC, including Rafa, Into the Red, Kennedy’s Way and The Miracle of Istanbul.

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Duli Pengiran Muda Mahkota Football Club (DPMM FC) is a soccer club based in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. The club played in the Brunei Premier League in the early-2000s, winning the league title in 2002 and 2004. The club then decided to play in Malaysia, and joined the Malaysian Premier League as a foreign-based team in for the 2005-6 season. They won promotion to the Malaysian Super League (the top tier of Malaysian football) at the end of their first season in Malaysian football, and then finished 3rd and 10th in the following two season in the Super League. The club then left the Malaysian league and joined Singapore’s S.League for the 2009 season.

1. About the Author(s): Nethanel Willy

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Lets you join your favourite footy stars to accompany the Euro 2012 tournament. With a mix of facts and stats to impress your mates, fun activities, cool charts to fill in and colourful stickers, this book is suitable for young football fans.

1. About the Author(s): ITV Network

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Including classic logging fields such as distance, pace, time, and notes, this journal also encourages users to take their running or walking experience a step further and write about their “body sense” after each workout, including any challenges or breakthroughs. The log also focuses on an end-of-week review for users to add up stats to see weekly and year-to-date totals, keep track of shoe mileage, register weight and body mass index, and assess their progress to make goals for the upcoming week. The appendices also include a vision, goals, and assessments worksheet, a kilometer/miles conversion chart, a race log, a weekly data chart to graph mileage and weight throughout the year, and a walking exercise chart. Any exercise enthusiast, from the fitness walker to the experience marathoner, will find the useful tools, charts, and guidelines provided here an invaluable part of their daily routine.

1. About the Author(s): Danny Dreyer, an esteemed running coach, is a former nationally ranked ultramarathon runner. He conducts workshops worldwide and lectures frequently at races and events. He is the coauthor, with Katherine Dreyer, of ChiRunning and ChiWalking. Katherine Dreyer has more than thirty years of experience in the health, personal growth, and fitness fields. She partners with Danny to coordinate the international ChiRunning, ChiWalking, and ChiLiving programs.

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A groundbreaking program that teaches you how to run faster and farther with less effort, and prevent and heal injuries, for runners of any age or fitness level.In “ChiRunning, ” Danny and Katherine Dreyer, well-known walking and running coaches, provide powerful insight that transforms running from a high-injury sport to a body-friendly, injury-free fitness phenomenon. ChiRunning employs the deep power reserves in the core muscles, an approach found in disciplines such as yoga, Pilates, and T’ai Chi.”ChiRunning “enables you to develop a personalized exercise program by blending running with the powerful mind-body principles of T’ai Chi: 1. Get aligned. Develop great posture and reduce your potential for injury while running, and make knee pain and shin splints a thing of the past.2. Engage your core. Shift the workload from your leg muscles to your core muscles, for efficiency and speed.3. Add relaxation to your running. Learn to focus your mind and relax your body to increase speed and distance. 4. Make it a Mindful Practice. Maintain high performance and make running a mindful, enjoyable life-long practice.5. It’s easy to learn. Transform your running with the 10-step “ChiRunning “training program.

1. About the Author(s): Danny Dreyer, an esteemed running coach, is a former nationally ranked ultramarathon runner. He conducts workshops worldwide and lectures frequently at races and events. He is the coauthor, with Katherine Dreyer, of ChiRunning and ChiWalking. Katherine Dreyer has more than thirty years of experience in the health, personal growth, and fitness fields. She partners with Danny to coordinate the international ChiRunning, ChiWalking, and ChiLiving programs.

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FROM THE AUTHORS OF THE BESTSELLING “CHIRUNNING, “A GAME-CHANGING TRAINING GUIDE FOR INJURY-FREE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNINGIn “Chi Marathon,” Danny Dreyer, creator of the revolutionary ChiRunning program, highly respected running coach, and accomplished distance runner, takes a whole-body approach to long-distance running–much like T’ai Chi–making ease and efficiency of movement the prime goal of one’s training. “Chi Marathon “is the first book to focus not on building stamina first (though that is covered here) but on how to run all those miles without harming your body. A staggering 80 to 90 percent of marathoners face injuries during their training. This book debunks the myth that marathoners need to push through and beyond pain, and presents a technique-based plan for pain- and injury-free, high-performance half and full marathons. “Chi Marathon “also shows how to improve your performance by developing your own race-specific training plan tailored to your event, and will help you cross the finish line feeling strong no matter your age, body type, or running ability. – Run a marathon or half marathon free of pain and injury- Transform your racing with the training triad: form, conditioning, and mastery- Tap into your chi, an energy source more powerful and enduring than muscles- Teach your mind and body to work together as a team and master your eventThis is the book that distance runners have been waiting for. With “Chi Marathon “you can enjoy the run and feel confident no matter the distance.

1. About the Author(s): Danny Dreyer, an esteemed running coach, is a former nationally ranked ultramarathon runner. He conducts workshops worldwide and lectures frequently at races and events. He is the coauthor, with Katherine Dreyer, of ChiRunning and ChiWalking. Katherine Dreyer has more than thirty years of experience in the health, personal growth, and fitness fields. She partners with Danny to coordinate the international ChiRunning, ChiWalking, and ChiLiving programs.

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Harvard graduate Jeremy Lin is the New York Knicks’ and NBA’s newest star. He’s also the league’s first American-born player of Taiwanese descent. JEREMY LIN chronicles Lin’s basketball career from high school to the pros with particular emphasis on the media explosion surrounding his success, and explores how Jeremy’s Christian faith, family, education, and cultural inheritance have contributed to that success. The book also includes interviews with basketball experts on Lin’s future in the NBA, noted Asian-American intellectuals on the role of race in his rise to stardom, and renowned Christian athletes and pastors on the potent combination of faith and sports.

1. About the Author(s): Timothy Dalrymple is Director of Content for Patheos.com. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Stanford University, a M.Div. at Princeton Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. at Harvard University. A former elite gymnast whose career ended when he broke his neck in warm-ups for a competition, Dr. Dalrymple has written and spoken broadly on faith and sports issues. His interviews with Jeremy Lin over the past two years, followed the basketball phenomenon even before his emergence on the world stage.

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The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the modern Games of three Olympiads, are due to be celebrated in London from the 27th of July to the 12th of August 2012. This book offers information about the London Olympics 2012 world event, including the countdown to 2012, an overview of Olympic venues for 2012, athletes to watch, and sports that may be featuring. This title also includes Going for Gold fact boxes, a map of Olympic venues and a timeline of Olympic history. 9781406224009

1. About the Author(s): Nick Hunter is a Heinemann-Raintree author.

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