Sports & Recreation Books

Whether you're root, root, rooting for the home team or spending time in the great outdoors, you'll enjoy our articles on sports and recreation. If you can peel your eyes away from the big game, that is…

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Sailing For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Published 05-09-2022

This friendly guide offers instruction for beginning and intermediate captains. Whether your goal is to explore a nearby lake, sail down the Mighty Mississippi, or take to the open sea, Sailing For Dummies, 3rd Edition explains how to launch your vessel, tie knots, turn sails, read the water, and much more.

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RVs & Campers For Dummies

Published 06-29-2021

<p><b>Make yourself at home on the road</b></p> <p>Live&nbsp;down&nbsp;by the beach one week and&nbsp;way&nbsp;up in the mountains&nbsp;the next? It sounds like an impossible dream, but motor-homers do it all the time.&nbsp; Whatever draws you to the&nbsp;mobile&nbsp;life&mdash;adventurous domestic&nbsp;vacations or permanently itchy feet&mdash;<i>RVs&nbsp;&amp; Campers&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;helps you&nbsp;feel&nbsp;right at home.&nbsp;The book&nbsp;explores&nbsp;the key aspects&nbsp;of glamping-with-wheels.&nbsp;&nbsp;Discover&nbsp;how&nbsp;it&rsquo;s&nbsp;possible&nbsp;to&nbsp;bring&nbsp;beauty spots right&nbsp;to&nbsp;your&nbsp;doorstep without sacrificing&nbsp;domestic&nbsp;comforts like a comfy bed, private bathroom,&nbsp;and&nbsp;wholesome, healthy home&nbsp;cooking!</p> <p>In a down-home, friendly style,&nbsp;mobile-living veterans and husband-and-wife team&nbsp;Christopher&nbsp;Hodapp&nbsp;and Alice Von Kannon&nbsp;welcome&nbsp;you inside to discover&nbsp;everything from&nbsp;deciding to&nbsp;rent&nbsp;or buy&nbsp;the&nbsp;vehicle that&nbsp;best suits&nbsp;your needs&nbsp;to&nbsp;planning and prepping your&nbsp;first&nbsp;journey and&nbsp;then&nbsp;setting yourself up&nbsp;wherever&nbsp;you arrive&nbsp;at the perfect spot.&nbsp;Along the way&nbsp;you&rsquo;ll&nbsp;learn how to adapt your driving skills to&nbsp;pilot&nbsp;your&nbsp;home on the road,&nbsp;as well as how to&nbsp;keep every&nbsp;aspect of&nbsp;it shipshape and&nbsp;ready for action.</p> <ul> <li>Explore&nbsp;your&nbsp;RV and camper options</li> <li>Stock up with the right supplies</li> <li>Get a snapshot of the&nbsp;mobile home&nbsp;lifestyle</li> <li>Troubleshoot common problems</li> </ul> <p>Getting there is half the fun&mdash;and this guide shows you how to do it safely and in style. So,&nbsp;buckle up (or relax in the back)&nbsp;&hellip;&nbsp;it&rsquo;s&nbsp;going to be a wild&nbsp;but&nbsp;incredibly comfortable&nbsp;ride!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Fly Fishing For Dummies

Published 11-03-2020

<p><b>Hook up with the fly-fishing guide that&rsquo;s a keeper</b></p> <p>Some say successful fly fishing requires supreme athleticism, a surgeon&rsquo;s delicate touch, and the serene spirit of a Zen master. But forget the hype: The updated edition of <i>Fly Fishing for Dummies</i> shows that all you need to get the hang of this enjoyable sport are the right tools, a disciplined technique, and a positive attitude. Whether you&rsquo;re an old salt or dipping your toes in for the first time, you&rsquo;ll find everything you need to learn, improve, and keep your casting sharp and fresh!</p> <p>Longtime fishing writer Peter Kaminsky wades right in, taking you from choosing a rod and tying flies all the way through to staying dry with the right wardrobe and cooking up a delicious catch. You&rsquo;ll also find out how you can get by with just 20 flies, a half dozen casts, and three knots. And, if you want to plunge deeper into the sport, he suggests some bucket-list destination rivers and streams to keep you agreeably hooked and learning for life&mdash;proving that the father of fishing writers Izaak Walton was right when, three centuries ago, he said: &ldquo;No life is so pleasant and happy as that of a well-governed angler.&rdquo;</p> <ul> <li>Study your quarry&mdash;from rainbow trout to fashionable &ldquo;glamour&rdquo; fish</li> <li>Get the best rod, reel, and gear for success&mdash;including the smartest tech</li> <li>Know where to fish (land or sea) and how to read the water</li> <li>Follow visual examples to sharpen your casting</li> </ul> <p>Whatever your fly-fishing aims or skill level, the proven advice and 150+ illustrations in this friendly guide are your path to a lifetime of happy and productive trips: Don&rsquo;t let it be the one that got away!</p>

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Fishing For Dummies

Published 10-06-2020

<p><b>The&nbsp;complete&nbsp;fisherman&rsquo;s friend&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></p> <p>The fully updated&nbsp;<i>Fishing&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies, 3rd&nbsp;Edition</i>,&nbsp;experienced&nbsp;angler and fishing writer&nbsp;Greg Schwipps shows that while none of us is born to angling, we can all achieve it&mdash;and become great at it.&nbsp;Whether you love fishing for fun or sport, this hands-on friendly guide has everything you need to make sure that there need never be such a thing as &ldquo;the one that got away!&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>From trout to carp,&nbsp;catfish to bonefish,&nbsp;freshwater to saltwater,&nbsp;the easy-to-follow pictures and tips help you recognize and deal with what you&rsquo;ll meet in the murky deep. You&rsquo;ll also find out about the&nbsp;best&nbsp;times and the right spots&nbsp;to cast your line, as well as the right gear&mdash;which&nbsp;in&nbsp;these&nbsp;hi-tech&nbsp;days includes GPS, apps, and sonar!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Gear up with the right rod and tackle&nbsp;</li> <li>Cast&nbsp;and bait&nbsp;effectively&nbsp;</li> <li>Gut and clean your catch&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Get&nbsp;hooked on&nbsp;new&nbsp;trends&mdash;kayak fishing!&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Whatever&nbsp;your line&mdash;a quiet afternoon at the local creek,&nbsp;or a&nbsp;punishing&nbsp;morning&rsquo;s whitewater kayaking followed&nbsp;by&nbsp;fishing&nbsp;the lonesome wild&mdash;<i>Fishing For Dummies&nbsp;</i>has you covered.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Horseback Riding For Dummies

Published 08-04-2020

<p><b>Giddy up! Your guide to horseback riding is here!</b>&nbsp;</p> <p>There&rsquo;s nothing quite like the sound of a horse&rsquo;s gallop. Add to that the sight of its mane catching wind as its powerhouse body criss-crosses the boundary of strength and graceful agility. They are majestic creatures to behold&mdash;and if you&rsquo;ve caught the equine bug, <i>Horseback Riding For Dummies</i> is all you need to get saddled up and started on your journey to riding into the sunset!&nbsp;</p> <p>Inside, riders at the beginner level will discover the differences between Western and English riding styles, get the knowledge to select the best stable and instructor, and so much more!</p> <ul> <li>Choose the riding discipline that best suits your interests</li> <li>Find a qualified riding instructor</li> <li>Learn how to enter the competitive riding world</li> <li>Fit and care for the saddle, bridle, and other equipment&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Once you&rsquo;ve fallen for one of these beautiful animals, it&rsquo;s hard to hold your horses&mdash;and this guide is here to give you the skills and know-how to take that excitement to the ring!</p>

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Esports For Dummies

Published 04-28-2020

<p><b>Discover the path to the big leagues</b></p> <p>It's time to prove all those people who said &ldquo;video games are a waste of time&rdquo; wrong. Esports has rewarded top gamers with prize money, glory, and even college scholarships. Want to get in on the action?</p> <p>This book puts you on the path to get your share of the growing world of esports. It helps you figure out the gear you need to be competitive, the games that drive esports, how to break into competitive play, and how to use online platforms to get attention. Written by the esports program director at the first Division I university to field an esports team, this book defines and demystifies the complex world of competitive video gaming.</p> <ul> <li>Get the gear for your first esports battles</li> <li>Gain recognition for your skills online or in tournaments</li> <li>Discover the path to earning scholarships in esports</li> <li>Build your online identity</li> </ul> <p>Get the insider tips you need to make your name in the esports universe.</p>

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics For Dummies

Published 02-11-2020

<p><b>Make the most of your 2020 Olympic adventure!</b></p> <p>If you dream of traveling to the Olympic games but feel overwhelmed by the thought of a trip to Japan, then <i>Tokyo 2020 Olympics For Dummies</i> is for you. Hundreds of thousands of international travelers will arrive in Tokyo for the next Olympics to share in the worldwide camaraderie and watch world-class athletes in 33 sports. This book is your complete authority on how to join in!</p> <p>Learn about travel options, safety, customs, and facts about the Olympic Games. Tokyo is an amazing destination, and you&rsquo;ll be prepared for the voyage of a lifetime with knowledge of Japanese culture and trip planning tips.</p> <ul> <li>Plan your trip to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan</li> <li>Be prepared with tips on Japanese culture, customs, language, and more</li> <li>Learn about how the Olympic Games are structured to make the best of your time</li> <li>Stay stress free and have fun with international travel advice and Olympic facts!</li> </ul> <p>As you prepare for your once-in-a-lifetime excursion, keep this guide within easy reach!</p>

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Curling For Dummies

Published 02-05-2020

P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, youÂre probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of Curling For Dummies (9780470838280). The book you see here shouldnÂt be considered a new or updated product. But if youÂre in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. WeÂre always writing about new topics!

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RV Vacations For Dummies

Published 01-15-2020

<p><b>Get ready to take your vacation on the road!</b></p> <p>Vacations go by in a flash. With all the frantic travel arrangements, hotels bookings, and racing from place to place, it&rsquo;s a wonder they&rsquo;re considered a vacation at all! A great way to slow down and fully experience the sights is to hit the open road from the comfort of an RV. In this fully accessible book, you&rsquo;ll find the basics of what you need to know to get the most out of your RV vacation experience, including how to buy or rent an RV, safety best practices, and tips and tricks for planning the trip of your dreams. If you are planning a summer long adventure or simply a short weekend getaway, with this book you will discover proven ideas to keep your trip on track.&nbsp;</p> <p>Even if you&rsquo;ve never vacationed on wheels, you&rsquo;ll get a handle on the latest functions of RVs and the hottest RV vacation destinations.&nbsp;Whether you beach it, climb a mountain, or anything in between, the handy checklists and reminders inside help you to stay on course and rev up the best vacation you&rsquo;ve ever had!&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Choose your RV</li> <li>Pick a great vacation destination</li> <li>What to know before you go</li> <li>Decide what items to bring</li> <li>Outline your route and outfit your vehicle</li> <li>Building an on-the-road budget</li> </ul> <p>Whether you want to rent or buy, an epic RV vacation is at your fingertips!</p>

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Football For Dummies

Published 06-12-2019

<p><b>Are you ready for some football?</b></p> <p>New stadiums have been built, new stars have been born, and records have been broken since the last edition of <i>Football For Dummies</i>. This new edition is the fan's ultimate, up-to-date guide to all things pigskin. Perfect for new and veteran fans of the sport alike, it covers everything you need to be the most knowledgeable spectator in the stadium.&nbsp;</p> <p>With deep explanations of every position, analysis of offense and defense, and detailed strategies for play, football legend Howie Long and established analyst John Czarnecki present the nuts and bolts of football for fans of all ages and experiences.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Tackle football basics and enjoy America&rsquo;s favorite sport</li> <li>Grasp the rules and regulations, positions, plays, and penalties</li> <li>Appreciate the different aspects of the game at the professional and college levels</li> <li>Learn about the latest NFL stadium technologies</li> </ul> <p><i>Football For Dummies</i> has something to offer fans of all ages, from peewees to the pros and everything between.</p>

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