New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

April 28, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Let your kids go wild outside : Creative ways to help children discover nature and enjoy the great outdoors

April 27, 2016
Bird, Fiona, author.
New York CICO Kidz, 2016.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

The national parks coast to coast : the 100 best hikes

April 27, 2016
Alvarez, Ted, author.
Guilford, CT : Falcon Guides, 2016.
xi, 384 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.

Continental divide : a history of American mountaineering

April 25, 2016
Isserman, Maurice, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
436 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
In Continental Divide, Maurice Isserman tells the history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents. Mountains were originally seen as obstacles to civilization; over time they came to be viewed as places of redemption and renewal. The White Mountains stirred the transcendentalists; the Rockies and Sierras pulled explorers westward toward Manifest Destiny; Yosemite inspired the early environmental conservationists. Isserman traces the evolving social, cultural, and political roles mountains played in shaping the country. He describes how American mountaineers forged a "brotherhood of the rope," modeled on America’s unique democratic self-image that characterized climbing in the years leading up to and immediately following World War II. And he underscores the impact of the postwar "rucksack revolution," including the advances in technique and style made by pioneering "dirtbag" rock climbers.

The goshawk

April 25, 2016
White, T. H. (Terence Hanbury), 1906-1964.
New York : New York Review Books, ©2007.
xv, 215 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Originally published: London : Cape, 1951.

Here comes Exterminator! : the long-shot horse, the Great War, and the making of an American hero

April 22, 2016
McGraw, Eliza R. L., author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2016.
x, 324 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Uncle Henry -- "One of those larger-than-life figures" -- All-American thoroughbred -- The 1918 Kentucky Derby -- "One of the greatest three-year-olds of the season" -- Remarkable gameness -- "The color of the 1920s" -- Iron horse -- Paper record -- "I could stand against the world" -- "A finer, truer horse never lived."

American huckster : how Chuck Blazer got rich from-and sold out-the most powerful fiefdom in world sports

April 22, 2016
Papenfuss, Mary.
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Teetering at the top -- On the hustle -- Birth of soccer fiefdom -- Playboy of Western CONCACAF -- Mad parrots and crazy ideas -- Uncle Jack -- Life was good -- Pay to play -- A hundred and five in the shade -- Pirates of the Caribbean -- Whistle-blowing past the graveyard -- The hammer falls -- La FIFA Nostra -- Injury time -- Game over.

A different kind of daughter : the girl who hid from the Taliban in plain sight

April 22, 2016
Toorpakai, Maria, 1990-
New York : Twelve, 2016.
355 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
Prologue: A Prophecy -- One: Between the Mountains -- Two: The Mullah -- Three: An Unlikely Bride -- Four: Genghis Khan -- Five: Bhutto's Muse -- Six: The Wall -- Seven: The City of Guns -- Eight: Deities, Temples, and Angels -- Nine: Out of the Tribal Lands -- Ten: The Capital of Empires -- Eleven: I Am Maria -- Twelve: Playing Like a Girl -- Thirteen: Smoking Scorpions -- Fourteen: Rupees for My Mother -- Fifteen: The Giver of Treasure -- Sixteen: Number One -- Seventeen: In the Crosshairs -- Eighteen: Purdah -- Nineteen: Breakbone Fever -- Twenty: Liberty Bell -- Epilogue: One Thousand Marias.
"'Maria Toorpakai hails from Pakistan's violently oppressive northwest tribal region, where the idea of women playing sports is considered haram--un-Islamic, forbidden--and girls rarely leave their homes. But she did, passing as a boy in order to play the sports she loved, thus becoming a lightning rod of freedom in her country's fierce battle over women's rights."-- Provided by publisher.

The 100 most important sporting events in American history

April 21, 2016
Freedman, Lew.
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, [2016]
xxv, 385 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

Hal Higdon's half marathon training

April 21, 2016
Higdon, Hal.
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2016]
ix, 197 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Trespassing across America : one man's epic, never-done-before (and sort of illegal) hike across the heartland

April 18, 2016
Ilgunas, Ken, author.
©2016
267 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
"Told with sincerity, humor, and wit, Trespassing Across America is both a fascinating account of one man's remarkable journey along the Keystone XL pipeline and a meditation on climate change, the beauty of the natural world, and the extremes to which we can push ourselves--both physically and mentally. It started as a far-fetched idea--to hike the entire length of the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline. But in the months that followed, it grew into something more for Ken Ilgunas. It became an irresistible adventure--an opportunity not only to draw attention to global warming but also to explore his personal limits. So in September 2012, he strapped on his backpack, stuck out his thumb on the interstate just north of Denver, and hitchhiked 1,500 miles to the Alberta tar sands. Once there, he turned around and began his 1,700-mile trek to the XL's endpoint on the Gulf Coast of Texas, a journey he would complete entirely on foot, walking almost exclusively across private property. Both a travel memoir and a reflection on climate change,Trespassing Across America is filled with colorful characters, harrowing physical trials, and strange encounters with the weather, terrain, and animals of America's plains. A tribute to the Great Plains and the people who live there, Ilgunas's memoir grapples with difficult questions about our place in the world: What is our personal responsibility as stewards of the land? As members of a rapidly warming planet? As mere individuals up against something as powerful as the fossil fuel industry? Ultimately, Trespassing Across America is a call to embrace the belief that a life lived not half wild is a life only half lived"--Provided by publisher.

Characters from the diamond : wild events, crazy antics, and unique tales from early baseball

April 14, 2016
Waldo, Ronald T., 1961-
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
xi, 265 pages: illustrations; 24 cm
Rebels, sharpened spikes and baseball innovation in the late nineteenth century -- Pranksters, practical jokes and tricks on the diamond -- Baseball icons, turkey Mike, the great Zim, two unique catchers and Ping's parrot -- Odd occurrences, two men called Rube and sleepy Bill -- Men in blue handling the indicator from three till five every afternoon -- Hug, Hughie, the peerless leader and fellow managers -- Bushers on the farm and minor league mayhem -- Demon rum, John Barleycorn and frothy suds -- Cases of mistaken identity and things not appearing as they seem -- Pennant fever, copping the flag and World Series moments -- Baseball and the Great War -- A grand baseball era comes to an end.
Baseball during the late 1800s and the Deadball Era was filled with aggressive, hard-nosed players who had no qualms about exhibiting belligerent behavior while tenaciously achieving victory on the diamond. These unique and eccentric individuals helped the game grow in popularity through their brilliance on the field and their legendary exploits off it. From manager Miller Huggins fighting with a pitcher over thick, juicy steaks to Rube Waddell getting arrested for tossing doughnuts at the coiffure of a waitress, their stories kept baseball fans entertained throughout the season—and still entertain us today.

Baseball's no-hit wonders : more than a century of pitching's greatest feats

April 14, 2016
Lammers, Dirk.
Lakewood, Colorado : Unbridled Books, [2016]
xiii, 447 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

American Pharoah : the untold story of the Triple Crown winner's legendary rise

April 14, 2016
Drape, Joe, author.
New York : Hachette Books, [2016]
x, 292 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"History was made at the 2015 Belmont Stakes when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown, the first since Affirmed in 1978. As magnificent as the champion is, the team behind him has been all too human while on the road to immortality. Written by an award-winning New York Times sportswriter, American Pharoah is the definitive account not only of how the ethereal colt won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes, but how he changed lives. Through extensive interviews, Drape explores the making of an exceptional racehorse, chronicling key events en route to history. Covering everything from the flamboyant owner's successful track record, the jockey's earlier heartbreaking losses, and the Hall of Fame trainer's intensity, Drape paints a stirring portrait of a horse for the ages and the people around him."--Publisher's description.

Inner runner : running to a more successful, creative, and confident you

April 12, 2016
Karp, Jason.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2016]
xviii, 193 pages ; 22 cm
Why do we run? -- Healthful runs -- Better runs -- Creative and imaginative runs -- Productive runs -- Confident runs -- Becoming a better runner and a better you.

The arm : inside the billion-dollar mystery of the most valuable commodity in sports

April 11, 2016
Passan, Jeff, author.
©2016
viii, 357 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Yahoo’s lead baseball columnist offers an in-depth look at the most valuable commodity in sports—the pitching arm—and how its vulnerability to injury is hurting players and the game, from Little League to the majors. Every year, Major League Baseball spends more than $1.5 billion on pitchers—five times more than the salary of every NFL quarterback combined. Pitchers are the game’s lifeblood. Their import is exceeded only by their fragility. One tiny band of tissue in the elbow, the ulnar collateral ligament, is snapping at unprecedented rates, leaving current big league players vulnerable and the coming generation of baseball-playing children dreading the three scariest words in the sport: Tommy John surgery."--Provided by publisher.

Harvey Penick : the life and wisdom of the man who wrote the book on golf

April 8, 2016
Robbins, Kevin.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
xix, 348 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

A little bit of dirt : 55+ science and art activities to reconnect children with nature

April 8, 2016
Citro, Asia, author.
©2015
viii, 128 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Bursting with creative hands-on outdoor science and art activities, "Little Bit of DIrt" is full of motivation to get outside and explore.

The 50 greatest players in Pittsburgh Pirates history

April 7, 2016
Finoli, David, 1961-
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
xii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Honus Wagner -- Roberto Clemente -- Paul Waner -- Willie Stargell -- Ralph Kiner -- Dave Parker -- Barry Bonds -- Joseph Vaughan -- Harold Traynor -- Charles Adams -- Andrew McCutchen -- Max Carey -- Bill Mazeroski -- Lloyd Waner -- Wilbur Cooper -- Fred Clarke -- Roy Face -- Sam Leever -- Deacon Phillippe -- Hazen Cuyler -- Ray Kremer -- Vern Law -- Bob Friend -- Andy Van Slyke -- Dick Groat -- Clarence Beaumont -- Tommy Leach -- Al Oliver -- Jesse Tannehill -- Doug Drabek -- Brian Giles -- John Candelaria -- Vic Willis -- Manny Sanguillen -- Kent Tekulve -- Bobby Bonilla -- Bill Madlock -- Truett Sewell -- Matty Alou -- Frank Killen -- Howie Camnitz -- Glenn Wright -- Elmer Smith -- Jason Kendall -- Gus Suhr -- Tony Pena -- Frank Thomas -- George Grantham -- Steve Blass -- Jason Bay -- On the outside looking in: The Next 10 -- What could have been: The 10 Best Pirates Who Were Stars After They Left.

The Elias book of baseball records.

April 5, 2016
New York : Seymour Siwoff
v. ; 21 cm.

My first book of baseball

April 1, 2016
Bugler, Beth, author.
New York, NY : Time Inc. Books, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm.

The anatomy of greatness : lessons from the best golf swings in history

April 1, 2016
Chamblee, Brandel, 1962- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
xi, 121 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.

Catch a star : shining through adversity to become a champion

April 1, 2016
Catchings, Tamika, author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2016]
252 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm

Out of the rough : inside the ropes with the world's greatest golfers

April 1, 2016
Williams, Steve, 1963- author.
Toronto, Ontario : Penguin Books Canada, 2016.
270 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

Chasing water : elegy of an Olympian

March 31, 2016
Ervin, Anthony, author.
©2016
320 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Game 7, 1986 : failure and triumph in the biggest game of my life

March 31, 2016
Darling, Ron, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
241 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Be Careful What You Wish For -- 1. Who'll Stop the Rain? -- 2. The Impossible Dream -- 3. Scouting Report -- 4. Rinse and Repeat -- 5. Strutting Our Stuff -- 6. Things Fall Apart -- 7. Put Me Out, Put Me Out, Put Me Out of Misery -- 8. Middle Innings -- 9. Game on the Line -- 10. Redemption, of a Kind -- 11. The Morning After -- Index.
"Every little kid who's ever taken the mound in Little League dreams of someday getting the ball for Game Seven of the World Series. Ron Darling got to live that dream - only it didn't go exactly as planned. In Game 7, 1986, the award-winning baseball analyst looks back at what might have been a signature moment in his career, and reflects on the ways professional athletes must sometimes shoulder a personal disappointment as their teams find a way to win. Published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the 1986 New York Mets championship season, Darling's book will break down one of baseball's great "forgotten" games - a game that stands as a thrilling, telling, and tantalizing exclamation point to one of the best-remembered seasons in Major League Baseball history. Working once again with New York Times best-selling collaborator Daniel Paisner, who teamed with the former All-Star pitcher on his acclaimed 2009 memoir, The Complete Game, Darling offers a book for the thinking baseball fan, a chance to reflect on what it means to compete at the game's highest level, with everything on the line"-- Provided by publisher.

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