Books in the sports non-fiction genre consist of info about specific sports and their playing methods. They might also include autobiographies of famous players and coaches. The main objective of this genre is to acknowledge readers about the history and the origin of sports such as cricket, hockey, tennis, basketball, baseball, etc. However, the list of sports is not limited. The outdoor non-fiction book genre encompasses guides to adventures, camping, mountaineering, and all about outdoor fun. These might also include directions to a specific adventurous place. They help readers to learn and explore facts about famous outdoor spots that are worth visiting. Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Sports & Outdoors.
1. There and Back: Photographs from the Edge
The Academy Award – winning director of Free Solo and National Geographic photographer presents the first collection of his iconic adventure photography, featuring some of the greatest moments of the most accomplished climbers and outdoor athletes in the world, and including more than 200 extraordinary photographs. Filmmaker, photographer, and world-class mountaineer Jimmy Chin goes where few can follow to capture stunning images in death-defying situations. There and Back draws from his breathtaking portfolio of photographs, captured over twenty years during cutting-edge expeditions on all seven continents—from skiing Mount Everest, to an unsupported traverse of Tibet's Chang Tang Plateau on foot, to first ascents in Chad’s Ennedi Desert and Antarctica’s Queen Maud Land. Along the way, Chin shares behind-the-scenes details about how he captured such astounding images in impossible conditions, and tells the stories of the legendary adventurers and remarkable athletes he has photographed, including Alex Honnold, the star of his Academy Award–winning documentary film Free Solo ; ski mountaineer Kit DesLauriers; snowboarder Travis Rice; and mountaineers Conrad Anker and Yvon Chouinard. These larger-than-life images, coupled with stories of outsized drive and passion, of impossible goals with life or death stakes, of partnerships forged through incredible hardship, are sure to inspire wonder and awe.
- Author: Jimmy Chin
- Publisher: Ten Speed Press (November 16, 2021)
- Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
- ISBN: 978-1984859501
- Dimensions: 9.5 x 12 inches
2. MeatEater's Campfire Stories: Close Calls
Gather around for campfire stories with the MeatEater crew as they share 16 harrowing true tales of survival, grit, and misfortune in the great outdoors - an immersive audio experience from the host of the long-running Netflix series and top-ranked wilderness podcast. In Campfire Stories: Close Calls , Steven Rinella invites seasoned hunters, anglers, adventurers, and outdoor professionals to share their tales of perilous adventures in the natural world, from run-ins with black bears and grizzlies to bad falls and severe hypothermia. With humor and heart, the storytellers describe how they survived disastrous encounters with weather, wildlife - and even a criminal cartel. Whether set in urban forests or atop remote Alaskan peaks, the tales in Campfire Stories: Close Calls are rich with lessons on how to stay safe in nature, delivered in a conversational tone that conjures the feeling of sitting around a campfire sharing adventure stories with friends. Campfire Stories: Close Calls features tales from MeatEater crew members Steven Rinella Janis Putelis Brody Henderson Garret Smith Seth Morris Maggie Smith and Edbo Genet with additional stories by Andy Bergin Buck Bowden Chad Converse Jerry Dunlop Greg Fonts Jake Grzyb Sam Lawry Greg Litzinger Joe and Joey Nowicki Alex Reynaud Thad Robison Bobbie Scopa and Avery Shawler.
- Author: Steven Rinella
- Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Hunting & Fishing, Fishing
3. Eat, Pray, #FML
A year and a half into our marriage, I found out my husband had been having an affair with a nineteen-year-old for six months. I filed for divorce and left. Two weeks later I met a man, and we fell madly in love. It was a fairy-tale romance for a month and a half, and he convinced me to join him on a romantic month-long vacation in Italy. Forty-eight hours before we were supposed to get on a plane, he told me he needed to go by himself. I was devastated. So, I had a decision to make. Either stay home and be heartbroken, or go travel Europe for a month by myself. And staying at home heartbroken? F%*k. That. What does a woman do when her life has fallen apart and her heart has been ripped out and stepped on twice in two months? She goes on a wild adventure, makes some bad decisions, and does a sh*t load of soul searching. But most importantly? She finds out how to love…herself. This is so not Eat, Pray, Love. This is Eat, Pray, #FML. *Due to the mature language and content this book is recommended for readers 18+* "Even with five kids, I could NOT put this book down. I don’t think I’ve ever read something more raw, relatable, and wildly entertaining. For anyone who’s gone through love, divorce, heartbreak, or needs to learn to love themselves and take their damn power back. READ. THIS. BOOK. -Tori Spelling (Actress) "Reading this book has absolutely inspired me. These are words of pure truth. To say I needed to read this is an understatement. I'm so thankful for this book and how it opened my eyes about myself and my relationships. I'm ready to see it on the big screen!" -SCOUT TAYLOR COMPTON (Actress) "Eat, Pray, #FML is a riveting journey of what happens when your life is thrown to the wolves and you come out leading the pack. This isn't a soul-searching book, it's a soul defining book, and Gabrielle shows us how to elegantly do so...without giving a single f%*k." -K.L. RANDIS(Bestselling author of Spilled Milk : Based On A True Story)
- Author: Gabrielle Stone
- Publisher: Gabrielle Stone (June 20, 2019)
- Genre: Travel, Specialty Travel
- ISBN: 978-1733963701
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.73 x 9 inches
4. National Geographic Road Atlas 2021: Adventure Edition [United States, Canada, Mexico]
National Geographic's Road Atlas: Adventure Edition , is the ideal companion for the next time you hit the road. Includes up-to-date road maps for all 50 U.S. States, plus Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Major cities and metropolitan areas are shown in detail with inset maps that include popular attractions, infrastructure and points-of-interest. Setting this atlas apart from all other road atlases are the inclusion of detailed maps and guidebook-like recommendations on the top 100 destinations for adventure, plus the top 24 most visited National Parks. An additional resources section provides contact information for local tourism offices, plus a place name index to help easily locate a specific city. The Road Atlas: Adventure Edition is printed in North America and features a heavy duty spiral binding and clear plastic cover for durability and lay-flat reading. Folded Size = 11" x 15"
- Author: National Geographic Maps
- Publisher: Natl Geographic Society Maps; 2020th edition (August 25, 2020)
- Genre: Reference, Atlases & Maps
- ISBN: 978-0792289890
- Dimensions: 11 x 0.5 x 15 inches
5. Endure: How to Work Hard, Outlast, and Keep Hammering
Endure is the ultimate audiobook on the necessity of setting higher goals and expecting more from yourself every day - written by the man that Joe Rogan calls the “best bowhunter in the world”. At 20 years old, nothing great was happening in Cameron Hanes’ life. Living in a small town where dreams were dismissed and bouncing between the homes of divorced parents, he carried low expectations and no hope for a life of fulfilled potential. He wasn’t looking down the road, nor was he imagining ever being able to impact the outside world. Discovering bowhunting changed everything. For over three decades, Cam’s called himself an average guy who has experienced tremendous bowhunting success only through hard work and dedication. Endure chronicles the lessons he has learned and compels listeners to raise their expectations of themselves. If he can do it, anyone can. Cameron inspires us to have the work ethic, endurance, and resiliency needed to push our limits and break the barriers that keep us from our true purpose. From the unforgiving mountains to the rugged running trails to the thrill of extreme bowhunts, Endure takes us to places of risk, challenge, and adventure so that we can realize the impossible isn’t too far out of reach. Truly exceptional people don’t excel because of their outstanding abilities. They become exceptional because they’re obsessed with improvement. Greatness arrives when you keep hammering day after day. Showcasing the skills Cameron has used with the goal of becoming the ultimate predator, Endure redefines hard work and inspires listeners to cultivate the grit, discipline, and dedication needed in order to maximize each day of life. This audiobook isn’t about bowhunting. It’s about believing in yourself and becoming the best you can possibly be. A Macmillan Audio production from SMP
- Author: Cameron Hanes
- Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Hunting & Fishing, Hunting
6. Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
A New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020 Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR “A fascinating scientific, cultural, spiritual and evolutionary history of the way humans breathe—and how we’ve all been doing it wrong for a long, long time.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat Pray Love No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly. There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thousand times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. Journalist James Nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. The answers aren’t found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of São Paulo. Nestor tracks down men and women exploring the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices like Pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya, and Tummo and teams up with pulmonary tinkerers to scientifically test long-held beliefs about how we breathe. Modern research is showing us that making even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can jump-start athletic performance; rejuvenate internal organs; halt snoring, asthma, and autoimmune disease; and even straighten scoliotic spines. None of this should be possible, and yet it is. Drawing on thousands of years of medical texts and recent cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry, and human physiology, Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head. You will never breathe the same again.
- Author: James Nestor
- Publisher: Riverhead Books (May 26, 2020)
- Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
- ISBN: 978-0735213616
- Dimensions: 6.16 x 1.04 x 9.28 inches
7. My Best Toddler Coloring Book - Fun with Numbers, Letters, Shapes, Colors, Animals: Big Activity Workbook for Toddlers & Kids
Adorable, Fun and Engaging Preschool Workbook My Best Toddler Coloring Book is the only jumbo toddler coloring book that introduces early counting and simple word skills―in addition to shapes, letters, numbers, and animals ―with over 100 illustrations. Toddlers learn best while having fun. My Best Toddler Coloring Book helps children ages 1,2,3,4 and 5 - learn fundamental concepts like reading and counting through coloring. In the colorful, eye-catching pages of My Best Toddler Coloring Book, you'll find: Fundamental learning concepts - numbers, letters, shapes, colors, animals, simple words, and counting Bold lines - helps toddlers stay within the lines and reinforce the shapes found in this toddler coloring book More than 100 familiar illustrations - perfect for building fine motor and recognition skills Shapes - Circle, Oval, Square, Rectangle, Triangle, Star, Heart, & Diamond Numbers - 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,& 10. Counting - Guided counting from 1 to 10 of each shape Coloring - Every page is of giant size (8.5 x 11 inches), fun to color, and is presented in the super cute images that every toddler would sure to enjoy. My Best Toddler Coloring Book is an awesome toddler coloring book for fun and learning that inspires hours of enjoyment―at home or in the classroom. It is most suitable for kids age between 1- 5 years, but also suits any child who loves coloring and knowing the basics in a much more fun and exciting way!
- Author: Happy Toddlerz
- Publisher: Independently published (June 21, 2019)
- Genre: Children's Books, Activities, Crafts & Games
- ISBN: 978-1075307942
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.25 x 11 inches
8. Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable
An all-new production of the phenomenal best seller, now featuring exclusive new conversations with the authors! For more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats - Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds of relentless competitors in sports, business, and every walk of life - and made them greater. Now, for the first time ever, he reveals what it takes to achieve total mental and physical dominance, showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire. Direct, blunt, and brutally honest, Grover breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable: you keep going when everyone else is giving up, you thrive under pressure, you never let your emotions make you weak. In “The Relentless 13”, he details the essential traits shared by the most intense competitors and achievers in sports, business, and all walks of life. Relentless shows you how to trust your instincts and get in the Zone; how to control and adapt to any situation; how to find your opponent’s weakness and attack. Grover gives you the same advice he gives his world-class clients - “don’t think” - and shows you that anything is possible. Packed with previously untold stories and unparalleled insight into the psyches of the most successful and accomplished athletes of our time, Relentless shows you how even the best get better...and how you can too.
- Author: Tim S. Grover
- Genre: Business & Money, Business Culture, Motivation & Self-Improvement
9. Fantasy Football Index 2021
Fantasy Football Index is a draft and reference guide for sports fans who participate in fantasy football leagues. It contains cheat sheets, depth charts, team and player analysis for all skill positions, a poll of 20 fantasy experts, mock drafts, sleeper picks, historical statistics, strength-of-schedule analysis and NFL schedules. Fantasy Football Index also includes hidden passwords needed to access certain areas of the Fantasy Index Web site.
- Author: Ian Allan
- Publisher: Fantasy Index Magazines, LLC (June 25, 2021)
- Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Football (American)
- ISBN: 978-1928692317
10. Prepper's Long-Term Survival Guide: Food, Shelter, Security, Off-the-Grid Power and More Life-Saving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living
Prepare your home and family for any life-threatening catastrophe with this step-by-step survivalist guide filled with techniques, strategies, and DIY projects from a lifelong prepping expertThe preparation you make for a hurricane, earthquake or other short-term disaster will not keep you alive in the event of widespread social collapse caused by pandemic, failure of the grid or other long-term crises. Government pamphlets and other prepping books tell you how to hold out through an emergency until services are restored. This book teaches you how to survive when nothing returns to normal for weeks, months or even years, including: Practical water collection for drinking and hygieneStoring, growing, hunting and foraging for foodFirst aid and medical treatments when there’s no doctorTechniques and tactics for fortifying and defending your homeCommunity-building strategies for creating a new society
- Author: Jim Cobb
- Publisher: Ulysses Press (March 8, 2020)
- Genre: Sports & Outdoors, Hiking & Camping
- ISBN: 978-1612432731
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.47 x 9 inches