• Humanities & Social Sciences
      June 2017

      The World According to Theologygrams

      Making sense of Christianity through badly-drawn diagrams

      by Rich Wyld

      A follow-up to Theologygrams, this second book follows the same structure – theology themed diagrams plus commentary on each double-page, taking the reader deeper into the meaning and interpretation of the subject matter with wit and humour. ;

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure

      Museum of Flowers

      by Wang Yicheng

      is a full-colored illustrated handbook of flowers which is very classical and collectible. Comprehensive plant selection: This book contains more than 1000 new varieties, 2500 new plants and nearly 4000 colorful pics. It not only contains cultivated and common varieties, but wild varieties, new varieties and rare varieties. Reference book: Every plants you want can be easily found in this book. The book arranges the species by the Latin names of the plants,the similar species will be put together in order to be recognized easily. The pictures of one specie will be arranged clearly by its size and colour changing. A brief guide for cultivation: This book divides into three parts: "identification", "maintenance" and "application" among each specie. In view of the difficulties and problems encountered in the design and application of plant landscape, this book provides a specific solution for urban planners, landscape designers, plants researchers and flower lovers. This book will not only bring you the shock of vision, also the dramatic experience of the flower world.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      May 2017

      Sentenced to run

      by Fredrik Svanfeldt

      This is a fictional story about Johan Dahlberg - a young man with a college degree and permanent employment has been sentenced to a three-year prison sentence. The book describes the life in the prison, the contrast to the other prisoners, and how Johan recovers from a depression by having the possibility to run on a treadmill in the prison’s gym. Johan’s training gets increasingly more advanced and the reader follows the difficulties he meets when he tries to prove that he can excel in something. In parallel, it’s described why he was sentenced to imprisonment and how he evolves as a human being during his time in prison. In addition, the reader will learn a lot about long-distance running, including how athletes can develop and what is needed to succeed at elite level. Sentenced to run is an inspiring novel about long-distance running.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      May 2018

      Free to run

      by Fredrik Svanfeldt

      In the prequel, Sentenced to run, we got to know Johan Dahlberg - a young man with a college degree and permanent employment, who was sentenced to three years in prison. Johan Dahlberg has soon served his sentence and needs to start thinking about his future. But how do you adjust to normal life outside the prison walls when you have been shut away from the world for 2 years? When Johan is released, he does his utmost to balance work with an ambitious running regime. But will he be able to conjure up new exciting goals after having surpassed all expectations. This sequel, Free to Run, is a novel about friendship, love and running and discusses some important questions. How do you find new goals after you have exceeded all expectations? How do you return to work and a social life after two years in prison? How do you find and retain love after being released? How do you combine all this if you also continue to run on elite level?

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      September 2011

      Italian Academy Training Sessions Book for U15-19

      A Complete Coaching Program

      by Mirko Mazzantini / Simone Bombardieri

      Soccer Italian Style coaches Mirko Mazzantini (AFC Fiorentina) and Simone Bombardieri (Empoli FC) are both professional football coaches and in this book provide a full soccer training program from their top Italian Serie ‘A’ academies. This book contains 12 complete soccer training sessions detailing over 80 practices and progressions as used in the academies of the Serie ‘A’. Each session focuses on technical or tactical elements of training and are structured “from simple practices to more complex game situations”. The sessions outline a complete program which provides a high level of training. The 12 sessions (over 80 practices) cover the following attributes: Technical training; warm-ups with a ball, ball control, attacking and defending from 1 v 1 – tactical game situations, passing and receiving, Explosive Power, coordination, agility and speed training, football specific conditioning with and without the ball and more. Tactical training; small sided games, phase of plays, functions, pattern play unopposed and opposed, psycho-kinetics training to improve player awareness and quick play, possession play, defensive positioning, counter-attacking, quick transition play, crossing and finishing, build-up play from the back and more. Most of the practices cleverly structured for “global training” which means working on more than one attribute at the same time. This is valid for all players, with drills and exercises for specific roles (Attackers, midfielders and defenders). There are also numerous variations for many of the practices, meaning that they can be repeated again and again providing great practices for any coach to make hours and hours of top academy level training sessions.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      February 2012

      FC Barcelona: A Tactical Analysis - Attacking Book

      Attacking

      by Athanasios Terzis

      A Team from Another Planet! A Tactical Blue-Print of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona Team This book is an exclusive and groundbreaking study of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona team. This information and analysis of one of the most successful club sides in history has been in high demand and it is finally here! The attacking play of Barcelona is admired by every coach, player and fan in the world. Each player movement and passing combination is broken down in detail for every coach to apply these tactics to their own team. Here is the chance to learn to play the ‘Bara way.’ We now have a full analysis of Barcelona’s tactics which have been so important to their success. The book shows Barca’s 4-3-3 system of play, each player’s responsibilities, positioning and movement within every possible phase of play. Terzis Athanasios is a Tactical Professor of Football and has compiled an extensive assessment of Barcelona’s attacking play after over 1000 hours of studying all the games from the 2010-11 season. Guardiola’s team has won 3 La Liga championships, 2 UEFA Champions Leagues, 4 Spanish Cups, 2 Super Cups, and 2 FIFA World Club World Cups. The book starts with the characteristics of the players and the philosophy of Barcelona and builds into a comprehensive overview of the offensive tactics employed with clear diagrams and detailed descriptions. This gives football coaches an unbelievable chance to learn how Barcelona play and employ their tactics to maintain possession, create chances and score goals. Barcelona is by far the best attacking team of the modern era and now you can see how and why this is the case.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure

      Croeseiriau Cyflym

      by Grace E. Griffiths

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      October 2010

      Coaching Mini Soccer

      A Tried and Tested Program of Essential Skills and Drills for 5 to 10 year olds

      by Richard Seedhouse

      Coaching Mini Soccer (5 - 10 years) book contains a complete and proven full season training program comprising 12 main sessions and over 70 interchangeable drills to coach the skills required to produce academy standard players and teams. FACT - eight players in the last three years have been signed by professional clubs through participation in this program. In its basic form the program can be used by grassroots youth clubs for coaching skills in their soccer academies, community soccer programs, after school programs, or by primary school teachers as a term based program. As the players develop through the program and form Mini-Soccer teams the coach can draw on the programs tactical games to aid formations and small sided games to improve creativity, game awareness and problem solving. Bonus drills are also included as the program matures with the players providing an easy to follow and proven structure for any club, team or school to follow. This is simply the only book any coach of players between 5 and 10 years will ever need to provide proven training sessions every single week. Does it work? In 2010 the local Championship Club took 5 players at U9 from its home city, 3 of them were from Coundon Court FC this made 8 players in three years signed by two different professional clubs and all coached using the program in this book. Coaching Mini-Soccer is specifically written to be the only book any coach of players between 5 and 10 will ever need to provide proven training sessions every single week.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      September 2011

      Italian Academy Training Sessions Book for U11-14

      A Complete Coaching Program

      by Mirko Mazzantini / Simone Bombardieri

      Soccer Italian Style coaches Mirko Mazzantini (AFC Fiorentina) and Simone Bombardieri (Empoli FC) are both professional football coaches and in this book provide a full soccer training program from their top Italian Serie ‘A’ academies. This book contains 12 complete soccer training sessions detailing over 80 practices and progressions as used in the academies of the Serie ‘A’. Each session focuses on technical or tactical elements of training and are structured “from simple practices to more complex game situations”. This outlines a complete program of training across the 12 sessions. The 12 sessions (over 80 practices) cover the following attributes: Technical training; passing and receiving, quick combination play, possession, ball control and dribbling, 1 v 1’s, feints and moves to beat, crossing, finishing, shooting and heading, football specific conditioning with and without the ball, coordination, acceleration, speed, and agility training. Tactical training; game situations, tactical small sided games, phase of plays, creating space and improving game intelligence, possession play, attacking combinations, Psycho-Kinetics (Think and Act Quickly), quick transitional play, defensive positioning, set plays, build-up play from the back and more. Most of the practices cleverly structured for “global training” which means working on more than one attribute at the same time. This is valid for all players, with drills and exercises for specific roles (Attackers, midfielders and defenders). There are also numerous variations for many of the practices, meaning that the 12 sessions can be repeated again and again providing great practices for any coach to produce academy level training sessions.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      February 2012

      FC Barcelona: A Tactical Analysis - Defending Book

      Defending

      by Athanasios Terzis

      A Team from Another Planet! A Tactical Blue-Print of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona Team This book is an exclusive and groundbreaking study of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona team. This information and analysis of one of the most successful club sides in history has been in high demand and it is finally here! The defensive part of Barcelona’s game does not get enough attention, but is integral to their philosophy and all their superior style of play. The main elements of their tactics include pressure high up the pitch, winning the ball back quickly, maintaining a numerical advantage around the ball zone and pushing their opponents wide to limit their space. We can now see a full analysis of Barcelona’s defensive tactics which have been so important to their success. The book shows Barca’s 4-3-3 system of play, each player’s responsibilities, positioning and movement within every possible phase of play. Terzis Athanasios is a Tactical Professor of Football and has compiled an extensive assessment of Barcelona’s attacking play after over 1000 hours of studying all the games from the 2010-11 season. Guardiola’s team has won 3 La Liga championships, 2 UEFA Champions Leagues, 4 Spanish Cups, 2 Super Cups, and 2 FIFA World Club World Cups. The book starts with the characteristics of the players and the philosophy of Barcelona and builds into a comprehensive overview of the defensive tactics employed with clear diagrams and detailed descriptions. This gives football coaches an unbelievable chance to learn how Barcelona play and adapt their tactics to combat any team they play. Their defensive work is so important to their success and allows them to be such a strong attacking force.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure

      Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker

      by Jonathan Little

      Jonathan Little is a highly successful poker professional who has won over $4 million in tournament play. His first book "Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker, Volume 1" dealt with the fundamentals of play. In this second book he builds on this base by examining the highly complex issue of how to handle the different stages of a tournament. As well as outlining a techinically accurate style of play, Jonathan also discusses a number of other topics that are crucial to success at poker. These include: How to spot tells (and avoid giving them) Correct etiquette Practical tips for tournament play Managing life as a professional poker player throws up a number of issues in itself and Jonathan calls upon his many years as a pro to address these. They include: Developing your poker skills Mental & physical approaches required for successful play. As well as being one of the world's best players, Jonathan has been a highly respected coach for many years. In the final section of the book he draws on his experience here to answer the most common FAQ's asked by students and also offers an in-depth analysis of 30 hands from tournament play which outline many of the concepts discussed in the book.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure

      The Lifestyle Diet

      How to create the perfect eating pattern for you

      by Judy ridgway

      The book offers a revolutionary new way to find the perfect diet for you. A detailed questionaire enables the reader to ascertain their own personal diet profile and to develop a personal eating plan to remain fit and healthy. There are hints and tips on how to keep to the new way of eating along with a selection of healthy recipes.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      June 2012

      Coaching The Coach 2

      Soccer Coach Development through Functional Practices, Phase of Plays and Small Sided Games Book

      by Richard Seedhouse

      Coaching The Coach 2 follows the 2007 release of the number 1 best-selling football coaching book “Coaching The Coach: A Complete Guide How to Coach Soccer Skills Through Drills” which continues to sell thousands of copies worldwide. Coaching The Coach 2 - Soccer Coach Development through Functional Practices, Phase of Plays and Small Sided Games, the long awaited second book IN FULL COLOUR, will help you develop even further. This is not just another book with lots of drills, it clearly shows how a coach can progress their practices and build training sessions. It provides more detailed knowledge in the form of coaching points as well as an understanding of why and how you can utilise them within functional drills, phase of plays and small sided games. This book provides coaching awareness and the realisation of how you can manipulate and adapt practices to coach and improve your players. Coaching The Coach 2 is written in the same popular easy to read question and answer format but is also much improved with very easy to understand new style 3D diagrams for all the practices. This book will improve the way you understand, develop and progress: - Functional drills - Phase of Plays - Small Sided Games Coaching The Coach 2 will improve your knowledge, understanding and therefore your coaching.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      August 2012

      Spanish Academy Soccer Coaching

      120 Practices from the Coaches of Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid & Athletic Bilbao

      by Jon Moreno Martinez / Santiago Esposito / Jose A. Fernandez Lopez / Iván Madroño Campos

      "Learn How To Coach The Spanish Academy Way!" A Chance for You to Learn and Use the same sessions from the Professional Academy Coaches of Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao This incredible book IN FULL COLOUR contains Spanish coaching philosophies as well as 120 practices as used in the academies of the Spanish La Liga. There are technical and tactical practices for a wide range of topics ideal for coaches at youth level wanting to develop their team to world leading 'Spanish academy standards'. Jon Moreno Martinez (Athletic Bilbao Academy Coach) explains the Spanish coaching philosophies at youth and academy levels. His methods and planning and shows you how to build training sessions.He focuses on both technical and tactical work including ball control, support play, passing, possession and decision making. His chapter includes 12 different practices that they use at the Athletic Bilbao Academy. Santiago Esposito (Atlético Madrid U11 Academy Coach) focuses on technical training for 8-12 year olds which includes ball control/dribbling, moves to beat, 1 v 1 duels, passing, team play; crossing and shooting. Santiago shows you 33 different practices that they use at the Atlético Madrid Academy. Jose A. Fernandez Lopez (Real Madrid U15 Academy Coach) shows you how to set out dynamic and structured drills, as well as advice on how to run a successful football team. These practices have an emphasis on passing combination, possession, and transition play. Jose shows you 39 different practices that they use at the Real Madrid Academy. Iván Madroño Campos (Real Madrid Academy Coach) outlines how to improve technique in the youth team stage. He also explains the importance of how technique is relevant to good decision making. Iván shows you 34 different practices that they use at the Real Madrid Academy.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      November 2012

      Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid: A Tactical Analysis - Attacking in the 4-2-3-1 Book

      by Athanasios Terzis

      A chance for you to learn Mourinho's 4-2-3-1 System of Play, Tactics, each Player’s Responsibilities, Positioning & Movement with every possible Phase of Play The long awaited study of Jose Mourinho’s tactics is finally here with an extensive analysis of his Real Madrid team’s 4-2-3-1 formation. The attacking phase was key for Real Madrid and the main features were creating width, maintaining superiority in numbers around the ball zone, long diagonal passes, in/out swinging crosses from the flank and Ronaldo’s efficiency in front of goal. Terzis Athanasios is a Tactical Professor of Football and has compiled an extensive assessment of Real Madrid’s defensive play after over 1000 hours of studying all the games from the 2011-12 season. Real Madrid won the La Liga title, beating Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona team, one of the most successful club sides in history, by 9 points. This attacking book starts with the characteristics of the players and builds into a comprehensive overview of the attacking tactics employed with clear diagrams and detailed descriptions. Don’t miss this unbelievable chance for you to learn Jose Mourinho’s 4-2-3-1, how the team play and adapt their tactics to all conceivable situations. Their attacking play was key to their great success and the blueprint is available right here for you to learn and apply the same tactics for your team.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      November 2012

      Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid: A Tactical Analysis - Defending in the 4-2-3-1 Book

      by Athanasios Terzis

      A chance for you to learn Mourinho's 4-2-3-1 System of Play, Tactics, each Player’s Responsibilities, Positioning & Movement with every possible Phase of Play The long awaited study of Jose Mourinho’s tactics is finally here with an extensive analysis of his Real Madrid team’s 4-2-3-1 formation. The defensive phase was key for Real Madrid and the main features were applying pressure near the opposition’s penalty area to regain the ball, aggressive zonal marking across the whole pitch, using intelligent positioning to double mark opposing players and Xabi Alonso’s great tactical awareness. Terzis Athanasios is a Tactical Professor of Football and has compiled an extensive assessment of Real Madrid’s defensive play after over 1000 hours of studying all the games from the 2011-12 season. Real Madrid won the La Liga title, beating Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona team, one of the most successful club sides in history, by 9 points. This defending book starts with the characteristics of the players and builds into a comprehensive overview of the defensive tactics employed with clear diagrams and detailed descriptions. Don’t miss this unbelievable chance for you to learn Jose Mourinho’s 4-2-3-1, how the team play and adapt their tactics to all conceivable situations. Their defensive play was key to their great success and the blueprint is available right here for you to learn and apply the same tactics for your team.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      November 2012

      Jose Mourinho Attacking Sessions

      114 Practices from Goal Analysis of Real Madrid’s 4-2-3-1

      by Michail Tsokaktsidis

      Learn how to coach your team to play like "the best counter attacking team in the world " with 114 practices organised into 30 ready-made sessions This incredible book IN FULL COLOUR (Jose Mourinho Attacking Sessions) is the first in a series of books which provide you with a blueprint of how to attack and score goals like the world’s best teams. Michail is a UEFA ‘A’ licenced coach and has provided a full and extensive analysis of Real Madrid’s best 48 goals in the 2011-2012 season, when they scored a record 121 goals to win the Spanish Championship (La Liga). This goal analysis of Jose Mourinho’s tactics has been used to produce 114 practices organised into 30 ready-made sessions. Each goal is analysed, followed by a full session on that specific topic of Real’s attacking play, with clear colour diagrams, detailed descriptions and coaching points. You can use these ready-made sessions to practice Real Madrid’s attacking play and combinations. You can learn exactly how Real found attacking solutions for every tactical situation created by opponent’s who defended with a deep, middle or high defensive line. A large section of this book is based on the transition phase. You can learn how to coach your team to play like ‘the best counter attacking team in the world.’ There are sessions on the transition from defence to attack in the low, middle and high zones. Practices include: - Functional Technical Practices - Phases of Plays - Opposed/Unopposed Zone play - Counter-Attacking Exercises - Transition Games - Small Sided Games

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      June 2013

      Youth Academy Training Program U5-8

      New Methodology From Italian Serie ‘A’ Coaches

      by Mirko Mazzantini / Simone Bombardieri

      Learn a New Proven Methodology how to coach U5-8 years "Complete Step-by-Step Training Program" with 100 practices organised into 20 ready-made sessions This book in FULL COLOUR offers you a complete training program with new methodology on how to coach this important ages of development. Soccer Italian Style coaches Mirko Mazzantini (AFC Fiorentina) and Simone Bombardieri (Empoli FC) are both professional academy coaches and in this book demonstrate their brand new training program for U5-8 year olds. This book contains their detailed philosophy and methodology to train technique, individual tactics, motor skills and coordination, as well as 20 full sessions (100 practices). The beginning of this book gives you the principal requirements for youth training of this tender age: Fundamental Technical Abilities, the technical and tactical objectives, motor skills and coordination. It also gives you the working methodology of this training program and shows you how to build your training sessions. Practice Topics include: - Technical Warm-up Practices - Technical Ball Control drills - Dribbling Games and Circuits - Shooting Games - Dynamic 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 Games - Small Sided Games

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      July 2013

      Full Season Academy Training Program U9-12

      40 Sessions (200 Practices) from Italian Serie 'A' Coaches

      by Mirko Mazzantini / Simone Bombardieri

      Now you can have a complete full season of sessions that are used at top Professional Academies like AFC Fiorentina and the successful Empoli FC This Full Season Training Program book is in FULL COLOUR and offers you a 40 complete sessions comprising of 200 practices for the age group of U9-12. Soccer Italian Style coaches Mirko Mazzantini (AFC Fiorentina) and Simone Bombardieri (Empoli FC) are both professional academy coaches with years of experience coaching players to high elite 'Technical Excellence' standards. This full season training program book focuses on the most important skill attributes for U9-12 with the objective to develop players to high professional academy standards. Also referred in the Italian Serie 'A' academies as "Technical Excellence". Practice Topics include: - Dribbling and Running with the Ball Practices - 1v1s and Technical Ball Control Drills - Passing, Receiving and Possession Practices - Crossing Finishing and 2v1, 3v3, 4v4 Shooting Practices - Motor and Conditioning Exercises - Dynamic Small Sided Games

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      July 2013

      Full Season Academy Training Program U13-15

      48 Sessions (240 Practices) from Italian Serie 'A' Coaches

      by Mirko Mazzantini / Simone Bombardieri

      Now you can have a complete full season of sessions that are used at top Professional Academies like AFC Fiorentina and the successful Empoli FC This Full Season Training Program book is in FULL COLOUR and offers you a 48 complete sessions comprising of 240 practices for the age group of U13-15. Soccer Italian Style coaches Mirko Mazzantini (AFC Fiorentina) and Simone Bombardieri (Empoli FC) are both professional academy coaches with years of experience coaching players to high elite 'Technical Excellence' standards. This full season training program book focuses on the most important skill attributes for U13-15 with the objective to develop players to high professional academy standards. Also referred in the Italian Serie 'A' academies as "Technical Excellence". Practice Topics include: - Warm Up: One Touch Play with One-Two Combinations - Conditioning: Technical Quickness Circuit - Technical: Ball Control, Crossing and Finishing Practice - Game Situation: 5v3 Dynamic Possession Game with Target Goalkeeper - Specific Game: Awareness in a ‘2 Teams, 4 Colours Game’

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