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Discover a wide selection of sport books at tales.as. In the best sports books you can be fascinated by stories from the greatest athletes and their spectacular achievements in their particular sport. You can also read reports from the most exciting sporting events. Finally, you can find good sports books that help you get started with the sport that suits you and gives you inspiration on how you can incorporate more sports into your everyday life. No matter what type of sport you are interested in, you will find your new sports books with us.
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  • - History Facts and Figures from Every Day of the Year
    by Matt Rowson

    Watford FC On This Day revisits all the most magical and memorable moments from the club's rollercoaster history, mixing in a maelstrom of quirky anecdotes and legendary characters to produce an irresistibly dippable Hornets diary. From the club's formation in 1887 to the Premier League era, there's an entry for every day of the year.

  • - 36 Glorious Bike Rides in Southern England (London and the South-East)
    by Jack Thurston

    Discover the hidden corners of southern England, London and the south-east, travelling by bicycle along its ancient network of quiet lanes. From gentle spins to weekend camping adventures, wild seashores to enchanted woodlands and midnight escapades, LOST LANES will enthrall armchair explorers and inspire dedicated cyclists and families.

  • - The extraordinary story of the Thai boy football team trapped in a cave for 18 days
    by James Massola

    The complete story of the miraculous rescue of the football team and their coach. Massola recreates the drama, tension, and inspiration of the days in July 2018 when the eyes of the whole world were trained on the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand.

  • - Respect is Earned
    by Jay Morton
    £9.49 - 16.49

    With four years in the Parachute Regiment, ten years in the SAS and two Everest summits to his name, no one is better equipped than Jay Morton to reveal what it takes to become the best of the best.

  • - A History of Women Walking
    by Kerri Andrews

  • by Walter Bonatti

    The Mountains of My Life collects Walter Bonatti's classic writings detailing his exploits on numerous expeditions to different mountains of the world, as well as the real story behind the controversy over the events on K2 that changed his life. Bonatti is one of the greatest mountaineers of all time, and these awe-inspiring writings capture the adventure, audacity and magnitude of his craft.

  • by Yamamoto Tsunetomo

  • - My Autobiography
    by Mike Tyson

    One of the most talked-about and bestselling books of last year, this is the no-holds-barred autobiography of a sporting legend driven to the brink of self-destruction

  • - Rock Climbs and via Ferrata
    by James Rushforth

  • - Beginner to Black Belt
    by Ashley P. Martin

    Packed with clear photographs detailing techniques and kata, (the combinations of techniques students need to master to progress through the belts) this book will be clearly laid out and designed to take the student step by step through the progression of the martial art., taking each belt in turn.

  • - Deluxe Silkbound Edition
    by Miyamoto Musashi

    This classic guide to Samurai fighting from the sixteenth century emphasises mental processes and rigorous self-discipline, and was consequently a hit with American businessmen as an instruction manual for outwitting competitors.

  • - A History in Ten Matches
    by Jonathan Wilson

    The story of Manchester United told through ten key games that have helped to shape its history, from the author of Inverting the Pyramid.

  • - 1919-2019
    by Daniel Chapman
    £11.49 - 16.49

    The definitive account of Leeds United's first century.

  • - Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca, Cabrera and Menorca
    by Imray, RCCPF & David and Susie Baggaley

    The only fully comprehensive pilot guide to the islands in English, Islas Baleares remains the best-selling RCC Pilotage Foundation cruising guide, which is testament to the lasting appeal of this popular cruising ground, both to those cruising their own boats and to those who are visiting the islands on a yacht charter.

  • - The Soviet Weightlifting System
    by Ivan Rojas & Gwendolyn Sisto

  • - The Heart and Science of Positive Horse Training
    by Hannah Weston & Rachel Bedingfield

    Connection Training's approach creates the best experience for the horse, based on the science of learning and equine emotions. We focus on building positive emotions around you and the training, such as relaxation, confidence and willingness. These emotions create safe, happy horses who are a joy to train, ride and handle.In this book, you will learn:> How emotions drive your horse's behaviour and why training from an emotional perspective makes so much sense.> How to solve problems in handling, healthcare and loading.> How to teach healthy postural engagement through gymnastic groundwork in a fun and positive way your horse will love.> How to make riding rewarding, safe and fun for both of you.Following the guidance in this book, you can solve your problems, achieve your goals and create a wonderful equine partner for life."Connection Training has transformed my life with horses after 30+ years of ownership. The focus is on your connection with the horse and that is what I have been searching for all this time! Once you get that then trust builds and suddenly all things seem possible."Lynne Hockney UK"As a clinical animal behaviourist and university lecturer I am regularly asked for recommended reading around equine training and the science behind it; this text would definitely be on my essential reading list. Crafted into a volume that seamlessly combines the science of behavioural ethology with the practice of training, this book consistently champions the ultimate aim; to provide optimally for the welfare of our domesticated equines in all our interactions with them."Extract from the forewordby Loni Loftus MSc, BSc(Hons), PgAEd, CABHead of Equine Operations, RSPCAAbout the AuthorsHannah Weston and Rachel Bedingfield are pioneers in combining equine ethology, the science of equine emotions and positive horse training techniques. They are passionate about helping leisure horse owners to connect with their horse and achieve their goals, whether that's being able to ride confidently, teach healthy movement and lateral exercises or help a frightened rescue to overcome fear. Their training approach is soft, gentle and always puts the horse first. Rachel brings the science and theory and Hannah brings the real-world practice. Together, they are a great team, combining a firm base of knowledge and understanding with step-by-step exercises and techniques you can use with your horse.www.connectiontraining.com

  • - Survive the End of the World as We Know It
    by James Wesley Rawles

    The Ultimate Prepper's Survival Guide explores every facet of the vital subject of surviving the end of the world and breakdown of society. Includes everything you need to survive.

  • - Inspirational Journeys Round France by Camper Van and Motorhome
    by Martin Dorey

    Forget hurrying. Forget putting your foot down and racing through sweeping bends. Forget the understeer (whatever that is). Forget the blur of a life lived too fast. This is a look at taking life slowly. It's about taking the time to enjoy journeys and places for their own sake. It's about stopping and putting the kettle on. Stopping to take a picture. Stopping to enjoy stopping.How are you going to do it? In a camper van or a motorhome, of course.In this book we define the best driving routes around France for camper vans and motorhomes. We show you the coolest places to stay, what to see, what to do and explain why it's special. We meander around France on the most breathtaking roads, chugging up mountain passes and pootling along the coast. We show you stuff that's fun, often free. We include the best drives for different kinds of drivers; for walkers, wine-quaffers, climbers and skiers. We include the steepest, the bendiest, the most picturesque and most interesting. And you don't even have to own a camper van or motorhome - we'll tell you the many places you can rent one to take you on the journey.All of this is interspersed with beautiful photos, handy maps and quirky travel writing from the king of camper vans and motorhomes, Martin Dorey. So if all you want to do is flick through it on a cold day and plan your next outing, you'll be transported (albeit slowly) to vineyards, beaches, mountains and highways that make you want to turn the key and go, go, go!

  • by Jack Daniels

    Jack Daniels was named the world's best running coach by Runner's World magazine, and his best-selling book, Daniels' Running Formula, shows you why. Whether your race of choice is the 800 meters, the marathon, or anything in between, Daniels' Running Formula, Third Edition, offers a proven recipe for success.

  • - Injury Prevention and Treatment for Athletes
    by John Vonhof & Tonya Olson

    This book covers essential information that any active person needs to know about foot care, including footwear, prevention, and treatment.

  • - A Tribute to Automotive Excellence
    by Stuart Codling

    The Story of Ferrari charts the history of this legendary marque, including the design and engineering philosophies, iconic models, and stories of Ferrari's victories and adversities on the Formula 1 track.

  • - The Surf & Travel Guide to Southwest Europe
    by Alexandra Gossink & Gail Bennie

    Surfing and travelling: I Love the Seaside offers the best of both worlds, and a little more. For this guide we explored surf meccas in France, Spain and Portugal, extensively

  • - From Science to Practice
    by Michael Stone, Timothy Suchomel, W. Hornsby, et al.
    £46.99 - 117.49

  • by Cory Doctorow & Rebecca Giblin

    A FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEARA call to action for the creative class and labour movement to rally against the power of Big Tech and Big Media.Corporate concentration has breached the stratosphere, as have corporate profits. An ever-expanding constellation of industries are now monopolies (where sellers have excessive power over buyers) or monopsonies (where buyers hold the whip hand over sellers) ¿ or both.Scholar Rebecca Giblin and writer and activist Cory Doctorow argue we¿re in a new era of `chokepoint capitalism¿, with exploitative businesses creating insurmountable barriers to competition that enable them to capture value that should rightfully go to others. All workers are weakened by this, but the problem is especially well illustrated by the plight of creative workers.By analysing book publishing and news, live music and music streaming, screenwriting, radio, and more, Giblin and Doctorow deftly show how powerful corporations construct `anti-competitive flywheels¿ designed to lock in users and suppliers, make their markets hostile to new entrants, and then force workers and suppliers to accept unfairly low prices.In the book¿s second half, Giblin and Doctorow explain how to batter through those chokepoints, with tools ranging from transparency rights to collective action and ownership, radical interoperability, contract terminations, job guarantees, and minimum wages for creative work.Chokepoint Capitalism is a call to workers of all sectors to unite to help smash these chokepoints and take back the power and profit that¿s being heisted away ¿ before it¿s too late.

  • - Bliv hurtigere på 5 km, 10 km, halvmaraton og maraton med Hechmann-metoden
    by Claus Hechmann

    LØB SOM ELITEN er den ultimative bog til den seriøse løber. Den handler ikke om, hvordan løb kan gøre dig lykkelig, sund eller slank, men udelukkende om, hvordan du skal træne for at blive en hurtigere løber og få mest muligt ud af dit potentiale.Bogen indeholder specialdesignede 12-ugers programmer til distancerne 5 km, 10 km, halvmaraton og maraton. Programmerne er seriøse og målrettede og arbejder på at optimere både din udholdenhed, kondition og løbeøkonomi, så du får de bedst mulige kort på hånden i den evige jagt på nye personlige rekorder. Derudover er der generelle afsnit om fysiologi, træningszoner, løbeteknik, styrketræning, træningsmængde og meget mere, så du bliver i stand til at forstå principperne bag din træning.Claus Hechmann er tidligere landsholdsløber og er i dag ansat som elitetræner i Sparta. For første gang deler han ud af alle sine træningshemmeligheder – og fortæller bl.a. om, hvorfor man faktisk kan blive hurtigere ved at løbe langsommere, og hvorfor hård intervaltræning ikke altid er nogen særlig god ide.

  • - Viden giver sejlglæde
    by Magne Klann & Øyvind Bordal

    Sejlerbogen er Danmarks store håndbog til sejlere. Den begynder med gennemgang af de helt grundlæggende færdigheder som bådens udstyr og navigation, men går også i dybden med mere avancerede emner som bådfart, opgavefordeling, strategi og sejltrim. Dermed er den velegnet til både begynderen og den dygtige sejler med mange års erfaring. Tanken er, at den skal kunne følges af den enkelte sejler gennem dennes udvikling - hele vejen fra begynder til ekspert. Bogen omhandler både tursejlads og kapsejlads. Sejlerbogen har et moderne grafisk design, flotte fotos, enkle og tydelige illustrationer og en tekst, som ikke gør tingene vanskeligere end de er. Sejlerbogen er udgivet i tre skandinaviske lande og trykt i mere end 15.000 eksemplarer. 772 fotos og illustrationer. Forord af OL-vinder Jesper Bank.Sejlerbogen er inddelt i fire sektioner: 1. Grundlæggende sejlads - om bl.a. vind og vejr, knob og tovværk, regler på vandet og kapsejlads for begyndere.2. Kølbåde - om bl.a. køb af båd, udstyr, navigation, rigning og rigtrim og sejlads i hårdt vejr.3. Jollesejlads - om bl.a. valg af jolletype, teknik og sejltrim.4. Kapsejlads - om bl.a. taktik og strategi, hvordan vindskift udnyttes, mærkerundinger og bådfart.Sejlerbogen kan købes samlet både i trykt udgave og som e-bog. De 4 sektioner kan købes enkeltvis i den elektroniske version.

  • - Mere energi – mindre stress
    by Stig Åvall Severinsen

    De fleste af os trækker vejret alt for overfladisk. Livet leves hurtigt, og særligt når vi er stressede, bruger vi oftest kun den øverste del af lungerne. Vi glemmer at trække vejret helt ned i maven og snyder derved os selv for en masse energiFørst når du bliver bevidst om dit åndedræt og ved, hvordan du kan træne det, vil du kunne lære at trække vejret ordentligt. Din krop vil straks optage mere ilt, og du vil efter kort tid få mere energi og opnå en større mental ro. Effektiv vejrtrækning er en simpel og virksom måde, hvormed du kan styrke balancen mellem krop og sind.Fordele ved effektiv vejrtrækning: Få mere energi i hverdagen Bliv bedre til at håndtere pres Optimer dine præstationer på arbejde og i sport Undgå at blive syg eller bliv hurtigere rask Minimer kroniske eller forbigående smerter Bliv gladere og få et lysere sind Lev et sundere og længere liv"De, som trækker vejret halvt, lever halvt"Acharya Milind Kumar Bhardwaj

  • by Joakim Jakobsen

    6,3 kilo, 30 x 36 centimeter og 784 sider fyldt med sugende fotografier: portrætter, action og væg-til-væg landskaber. Rigt illustreret udgave af bestselleren om verdens hårdeste cykelløb, opdateret til og med Tour de France 2015. Verdens bedste cykelryttere har gennem mere end 100 år presset deres kroppe og hoveder gennem umenneskelige strabadser på de franske landeveje og bjergtoppe. Hårdheden, taktikken og enkeltmandspræstationerne har fascineret publikum, så løbet i dag er verdens største årlige begivenhed. En scene, hvor helte taber stort og frygteligt eller lider sig til sublime sejre. Og hvor heroisme, snyd og brændende rivalopgør hvert år skrives ind i historien.Joakim Jakobsen fortæller hele historien bag løbet og følger dets udvikling år for år fra 1903. Han beskriver de mest absurde optrin og fortæller de vildeste anekdokter. Og han går tæt på de afgørende etaper og tegner portrætter af store og små mestre fra den første vinder til den seneste hersker. "Det er ikke én side for meget, for med allerkyndigste hånd fortæller forfatteren fænomenets hundredårige historie, løb for løb, selvpiner efter selvpiner, drama på drama. Det er stort - og stort fortalt." Steffen Larsen i Politiken "Men næsten mest spændende bliver bogen, når den løfter sig til at afdække ikke kun flige af løbets 100-årige historie, folkets store teater, men også af Frankrigs og Europas samtid." Kåre Bluitgen i Weekendavisen

  • by Knut Iversen

    Bogen er en uundværlig guide for alle lystsejlere, og den nye udgave er gennemgribende opdateret og dækker danske, tyske, svenske og et udsnit af polske lystbådehavne – i alt over 1000 havne. Ved alle havne er der detaljerede havneplaner med angivelse af vanddybder samt middelhøjvande og middellavvande. Der er besejlingsvejledninger, havnenes faciliteter er tegnet ind på kortene og vist i piktogrammer, og web-adresser og mail-adresser samt evt. mulighed for online-booking er angivet. Nærliggende seværdigheder er ligeledes beskrevet.

  • - Turen går til engelsk fodbold
    by Morten Bruun
    £16.99 - 20.49

    Den tidligere professionelle fodboldspiller og nu fodboldekspert og -kommentator Morten Bruun tager læseren med på en passioneret rejse rundt til de største scener i engelsk fodbold. Just follow all the others … Med sin far ved hånden dukkede den danske dreng Morten op fra Seven Sisters-stationen i London en augustdag i 1976. De skulle til White Hart Lane og se Tottenham mod Middlesbrough og var så uerfarne, at de måtte spørge om vej til stadion. Sådan er det ikke længere, for som fodboldekspert og kommentator blev de engelske stadioner Morten Bruuns arbejdsplads. Som han har elsket med den samme barnlige fascination som den dag, han så sin første kamp. 11 år gammel. Han elskede spillerne, stemningen, sangene, hele den kultur og historie, der gør engelsk fodbold unik. Det er derfor, han har skrevet denne bog. For at dele ud af sine oplevelser. For at tage læseren med til de store scener i London, Liverpool og Manchester. Men også til de små. Til regnbuebyen Brighton i syd. Til de kuldsejlede kulminebyer i nord. Til de glemte storklubber i Sheffield og Birmingham. Til tipsfodboldens vugge i Wolverhampton. Og selvfølgelig til London, Mortens yndlingsby i hele verden, hvor det hele begyndte. Læserne kommer med til de store derbies, de bitre nedrykningsslag og pokal finalerne. De er med på togtur over de bløde bakker i Yorkshire og ned i de overfyldte undergrundstog til Wembley. Og de er ikke mindst med på 48 forskellige stadioner og møder alle de forskellige fodboldkulturer i England. Kort sagt: Turen går til engelsk fodbold. Og læseren skal med. Hele vejen rundt.


The sport has been and still is a large part of the english culture. However, it is worth remembering the sport in the busy everyday life, as it provides increased well-being both physically and mentally. Therefore, you’ll on this page also find forms of exercise for everybody’s taste with a different intensity level. The most important thing is the movement. That is why we have books on football, handball, cycling, yoga, sailing and much more. So depending on which sport interests you, you will find it here.
As mentioned, playing sports is good for both body and soul, but it can be difficult to get started and find the right sport. Tales' selection of good sports books gives you inspiration on how to get started in sports, whether it is at beginner level or in a more professional way.

Written by experts

The books are written by experts in the field who make a living from playing sports and imparting their knowledge within each of their subject areas. Therefore, you will be dressed by the best if you want to buy your sports books at Tales. Among the most popular sports books are Tony Bellews ‘Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Face‘. A great book on 12 Things Boxing Teaches You About Life.

Best sports books

At Tales, we have some of the best sports books on the shelves. They show the more extreme and fascinating side of elite sports. In this literature you can dive into sports stories written by some of the very biggest sports stars, where sport is a very central part of their lives. Characteristic of these sports books, however, is precisely that you can go deeper and get the chance to reach behind the facade and gain insight into the mindset behind a great sports achievement - and not least the costs that it can have on its human front. So if you are interested in sports and exciting sports stories, or want to train yourself, you will find your new sports books with us.

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