Free Sports Books – Outdoor & Recreation – Sports eBooks

Free Sports Books, popular outdoor sports. Good sports biographies, sports training books, coach instructions, sports fiction novels, famous sports books, YA sports books.

Individual Sports – Free Sports Books

Team Sports – Sports eBooks

Outdoor & Recreation – Hiking, Camping & Fishing Books

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Individual Sports – Free Sports Books

Free Sports Books – Collection

About 10,000 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Sports”. Some books: Sports, Career Ideas for Kids Who Like Sports, Sports Marketing, Total Sports, Sports Injuries, Sports Reporting, Sports Industry, Olympic Sports, Sports Technology, Sports Injuries, Extreme Sports eBooks, Sports Violence, Concussions in Sports, Sports Medicine – Sports Science, Professional Sports: examining pop culture, Sports Scandals, Water Sports, Sports Stars, miscellaneous sports ebooks, Drugs and Sports, Future Sports, Sports Medicine Doctor, Sports and Society, many more. Free sports books, sports eBooks, good sports biographies, coach instructions, sports training books, sports fiction novels, famous sports books, YA sports books.

Running eBooks – Collection

About 450 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Running”. Some books: The Sower Runner’s Guide, Marathon, The Smart Runner’s Handbook, The Part-Time Runner, Run Right Now, Complete Book of Running, Running Within, Running Fitness and Injuries, James Fixx Running, Running: how to get started, Lifetime Running Plan, Total Running, Ultramarathons, How to Run, the Marathon Made Easier, Great Races – Incredible Places, many more. Free running books, running ebooks, books for runners to read.

Swimming eBooks – Collection

About 250 free online ebooks at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Swimming”. Some books: Easy Steps to Safe Swimming, Complete Book of Swimming, Freestyle Swimming, Teaching an Infant to Swim, Swim your way to Fitness, Synchronized Swimming is for Me, Swimming Techniques in Pictures, Learning and Teaching Swimming, Swimming in the 21st Century, many more. Water sports eBooks, free swimming books, swimming biographies, swimming fiction books.

Free Scuba Diving Books – Collection

About 100 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Scuba Diving”. Some books: Open Water Diver Manual, NAUI Scuba Diver, The NAUI Textbook, Sport Scuba Diving in Depth, Diver’s Almanac, Diving on the Edge, Open Water Diver, Dive in Style, Underwater Navigation, Scuba Equipment Care & Maintenance, Best Dives of the Western Hemisphere, Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, Scuba Diving Safety, many more. Free scuba books, books on scuba diving.

Mountaineering eBooks – Collection

400 ebooks from the Internet Archive, free online on the subject of Mountaineering. Some books: Near Death in the Mountains, Mt. McKinley Climber’s Handbook, Mountain Journeys, The Climber’s Sourcebook, The Epics of Everest, Mountaineering in Scotland, The Day the Rope Broke, The Basic Essentials of Mountaineering, Rock Climbing illustrations, Climbing Adventures, many more. Download any book for free, digital ebook, Mountaineering eBooks.

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Free Surfing Books – Collection

About 100 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Surfing. Some books: Instructional Guide to Surfing, Surfing: in search of the perfect wave, The Surfer’s Travel Guide, An Illustrated Collection of Surf Writing 1777-2004, Big-Wave Surfing in Hawaii, Kitesurfing, Learn to Surf, Surfer’s Start-up, Surfing illustrations, Complete Book of Surfing, many more. Surfing eBooks, Water sports eBooks, free surfing books, surfing fiction books, surfing romance novels.

Weight Training ebooks – Collection

About 150 ebooks from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Weight Training. Some books: Basic Weight Training, Sports Strength, Fundamental Weight Training, Learn Weight Training in a Weekend, Dynamics of Strength Training, The Gym Workout: body sculpting, body contouring eBooks, Modern Weight Training, Using Your Weights for Weight Loss, Body Sculpting for Women, many more. Weight Training eBooks, best powerlifting books, good weight training books.

Online Rock Climbing Books – Collection

About 100 ebooks from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Rock Climbing. Some books: Rock Climbing, Sport Climbing, Bouldering and Outcrop Climbing, Performance Rock Climbing, Climbing Anchors, The Rock Climber’s Manual, The Complete Rock Climber, Tools Training and Techniques for Climbers, Mountaineering eBooks, Rock climbing illustrations, Rock & Wall Climbing, How to Rock Climb, Learning to Rock Climb, The Climber’s Guide to the High Sierra, many more. All ebooks, books you can read online. Rock Climbing eBooks, free rock climbing books, outside recreation books, popular outdoor sports, popular rock climbing books.

Free Aerobic Exercises Books – Collection

About 100 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Aerobic Exercises. Some books: Aerobics Basics, Aerobics Today, Super Shape-Up, Step Training Plus: the way to fitness, Aerobic Training, Lifetime Aerobics, Aerobics Theory & Practice, Is Your Aerobics Class Killing You?, Aerobic Body Contouring, Aerobics eBooks, Professional’s Guide to Teaching Aerobics, The New Aerobics, Hydro-Aerobics, many more. Exercise eBooks, free aerobics books, aerobics instruction books, aerobics training books.

Free Skating Books – Collection

About 200 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Skating. Some books: The Skater’s Handbook, Ice Skating Basics, A Revealing Journey Into the Secret World of Figure Skating, Golden Age of Canadian Figure Skating, Basic Guide to Speed Skating, Roller-Skating from Start to Finish, Skating eBooks, Skating illustrations, Dancing on Skates, Talking Figure Skating, Complete Book of Figure Skating, Olympic Speed Skating, In-Line Skating Basics, many more. Skating eBooks, free skating books, skating training books, skating coaching books, skating fiction books, skating romance novels.

Free Golf eBooks – Collection

Over 100 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Golf – General”. Some books: The Little Book of Golf Slang, New England Golf Guide, Ben Hogan’s Power Golf, The Everything Golf Book, The Ryder Cup, How You Can Play Better Golf, This Golfing Life, A Little History of Golf, Ask the Pro, The Golfer’s Companion, The Golfer’s Code, The Golf Book of Lists, How to Talk Golf, Golf Fundamentals, many more. Golf eBooks, golf training books, golf instruction books, great golf books, golfers biographies, best golf books, golf rule books.

Tennis eBooks – Collection

About 500 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Tennis”. Some books: How to Play Tennis the Professional Way, Tennis eBooks, Tennis Illustrations, How to Improve Your Tennis, Tennis Without Lessons, Sports Illustrated Tennis, The Tennis Handbook, Test Your Tennis I.Q., Tennis Styles and Stylists, The Family Tennis Book, Concise Dictionary of Tennis, The Tennis Drill Book, Winning Tennis: complete guide for coaches and advanced players, Mastering Your Tennis Strokes, many more. Individual sports eBooks, Tennis eBooks, free tennis books online, best tennis biographies, tennis romance novels, tennis player biography, tennis coaching manuals, tennis training drills.

Skiing eBooks – Collection

About 200 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Skiing”. Some books: Snow Skiing, Where to Ski, Skiing Illustrations, Skier’s Guide to California, Essentials of Skiing, Ski with the Big Boys, Colorado Front Range Ski Tours, The Handbook of Skiing, How the Racers Ski, The Great North American Ski Book, Get Fit for Skiing, Ski Pointers by the Experts, Smart Skiing, The Skills of Skiing, Skiing for Beginners, many more. Skiing eBooks, free skiing books online, top skiing biographies, skiing training books.

Present-day Golf

Duncan, George and Darwin, Bernard
Doran 1921 Dewey Dec. 796.3

The technical side of the game is covered thoroughly by George Duncan, a professional English golfer and teacher of note. He analyzes by photographs and text the plays of Vardon, Taylor, Braid, Mitchell, Ray, Herd, Mayo and others, with interesting information on the acquiring of technique. Mr. Darwin contributes the history, philosophy and reminiscences of the game. – A.L.A. Catalog 1926. Vintage golf eBooks, how to play golf.

Knuckles and Gloves

Lynch, John Gilbert Bohun
Collins; Holt 1923 Dewey Dec. 796.8

A history of the prize ring by an English college man telling the story of famous prize fights from 1738 to the Carpentier and Cook encounter in London in 1922. His tale has obviously a sordid side, yet more evidently a brutal one. – A.L.A. Catalog 1926. Prize fighting, boxing ebook.

Free Rodeos Books – Collection

About 100 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Rodeos. Some books: Rodeo School, The First Wild West Rodeo, Western Riding Games & Contests, Cowboy Mania, The World of the Rodeo Cowboy, The Rodeo Life of Chris LeDoux, Rodeo Riders, Rodeo Illustrations, Riders on the Run for Rodeo Gold, Rodeo: an anthropologist looks at the wild and the tame, Rodeo in America, Rodeo Queens and the American Dream, many more. Rodeo eBook, free rodeo books online, rodeo history books.


Team Sports – Sports eBooks

Track and Field Books Collection

About 150 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Track and Field. Some books: How to Star in Track & Field, Sports Illustrated Track: the field events, Track & Field: a step-by-step guide, Illustrated Track and Field Dictionary for Young People, Composite Guide to Track & Field, Track & Field: the sports playbook, Track & Field: secrets of the champions, Track & Field for Girls & Women, many more. Track & Field eBooks, track and field training books, best track and field books.

Football eBooks Collection

About 3,300 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Football”. Some books: Football, Football: how to play the all-star way, Winning Football, Football: equipment, Football Stars, Football Facts, Catching the Football, Passing the Football, Football illustrations, Football Rules in Pictures, The Game of Football, Rookie Coaches Football Guide, 100 Greatest Football Heroes, Better Football for Boys, many more. Team sports ebooks, Football eBooks, football history books, football books online, football training books, football coaching books, the history of football, best football fiction, non fiction football books, football drill books.

Baseball eBooks Collection

About 5,100 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Baseball”. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: For the Love of Baseball, Baseball: learn the basics – play the game, Baseball and Softball, Baseball: the writer’s game, Baseball Tips, A History of America’s Favorite Game, Baseball Mania, Baseball: the lives behind the seams, Baseball: pitching, Baseball Cards, Baseball Strategies, The New Baseball Catalog, The Baseball Almanac, many more. Baseballmania, baseball coaching eBooks, baseball history eBooks, baseball eBooks, baseball history books, baseball books online, baseball training books, baseball coaching books, baseball fiction, the history of baseball books, best youth baseball coaching books, non fiction baseball books, baseball drill books.

Baseball History eBooks Collection

About 150 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Baseball History. Some books: The Diamond Appraised, Great Moments in History, Baseball mania, Baseballmania, Baseball’s 25 Greatest Pennant Races, The Baseball Anthology, Covering the Bases, The Baseball Timeline, History of Major League Baseball, Baseball Almanac book, baseball coaching eBooks, Baseball history eBooks, Baseball and the Baby Boomer, Baseball in the ’50s, Baseball’s 10 Greatest Games, A Nostalgic Look at America’s Favorite Pastime, An Oral History of Baseball in the 1970s, A History of America’s Game, many more. Team sports ebooks, baseball eBooks, baseball history Books, baseball coaching books free, the history of baseball, baseball books online, nonfiction baseball books free.

Basketball eBooks Collection

About 1,700 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Basketball”. Some books: Two-person Mechanics for the Lead Basketball Official, Play Better Basketball, Basketball Facts and Stats, The Story of Basketball, Secrets of Winning Fast Break Basketball, Secrets of the Super Athletes: Basketball, Basketball professional eBooks, Basketball Coaching eBooks, Official NBA Guide, Stories of Basketball, Famous Pro Basketball Stars, NBA Basketball: an official fan’s guide, many more. Professional Basketball eBooks, Basketball ebooks, basketball history books, basketball books online, free basketball books, basketball training books, basketball coaching books, basketball nonfiction books, best basketball books.

Soccer eBooks Collection

About 800 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Soccer”. Some books: Complete Idiot’s Guide to Soccer Basics, Soccer Coaching eBooks, On Penalties, The Official Soccer Book of the U.S. Soccer Federation, Soccer Handbook, Youth Soccer Coaching Made Easy, Learning Soccer the Easy Way, Soccer Today, Superstars of the World Cup, Usborne Book of Soccer Skills, The Story of Soccer, many more. Soccer eBooks, soccer books online, free soccer books, soccer coaching books, the history of Soccer, best soccer coaching books, free soccer coaching books.

Hockey eBooks Collection

About 850 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Hockey”. Some books: The Hockey Encyclopedia, Hockey eBooks, Hockey’s Best Quotes and Quips, Hockey Register, the Hockey Explosion, Puck Funnies, World Class Hockey Trivia, Orr on Ice, Hockey Coaching eBooks, The Violent Game, Hockey for Weekend Warriors, NHL Hockey: the official book, Ice Hockey A to Z, Ice Hockey: start right and play well, Encyclopedia of Hockey, many more. Hockey eBooks.

The Baseball Cyclopedia

Comprises a review of Professional Baseball, the history of all Major League Clubs, playing records and unique events, the batting, pitching and base running champions, World’s Series’ statistics and a carefully arranged alphabetical list of the records of more than 3500 Major League ball players, a feature never before attempted in print.

Lanigan, Ernest J.
Baseball Magazine Co. 1922

Vintage Baseball eBooks. Professional baseball eBooks.

Baseball America Directory 2015

Your Definitive Guide to the Game

Leventhal, Josh, ed.
Baseball America 2015

– Complete guide to major league organizations, from business to operations
– Names of every pro and amateur scout
– Comprehensive rundowns on the minors, including independent leagues
– Names and numbers for college baseball, foreign leagues and any other organization affiliated with the game
– Spring training information and schedules for every team
– Full major and minor league schedules. Baseball coaching eBooks, Baseball eBooks. Pro Baseball eBook free.

How to Play Base-Ball

Mack, Connie (Cornelius McGillicuddy)
Drexel Biddle 1903 Dewey Dec. 796.3

Connie Mack managed the championship team of the Philadelphia Athletics in 1902. There are chapters covering each position, and some for specific skills (i.e. base sliding). There is a history of baseball, from its evolution from the English game of rounders in the 1830s, through the first national association of players in 1858, and the beginning of fully professional baseball in 1868. Contains portraits of a number of stars from the late 19th to the beginning of the 20th century. Baseball history eBooks, Baseball coaching eBooks, Baseball eBooks.

Baseball Fever; Early Baseball in Michigan

Morris, Peter
University of Michigan 2003 Dewey Dec. 796.3

A fairly recent popular history, carefully researched and documented with footnotes, and with a useful bibliography. Especially helpful for Michigan fans is an index of Michigan cities and towns mentioned in the book, on page 387. Baseball history eBooks.

Bryce’s Canadian Base Ball Guide for 1876

containing constitution and by-laws, playing rules and championship code of the Canadian Association of Base Ball Players adopted at the convention held in Toronto, April 7, 1876. Together with instructions for playing the game; hints on training and club management; duties of umpires, etc. Also brief history of the Canadian championship with some of the notable games played in the dominion during the past two seasons, and other information of interest to Canadian base ball players

Bryce 1876 Dewey Dec. 796.3

Baseball history eBooks, vintage baseball book.

The Reach: Official American League Baseball Guide for 1914

An Annual Compendium of Base Ball Records, containing a complete history of the American League’s Campaign, review of all other base ball leagues and associations, official records of the American League and all other players, the official 1914 playing rules, 1914 schedule of the American League and other statistics

– 1892 Guide

– 1900 Guide

– 1920 Guide

A.J. Reach 1914 Dewey Dec. 796.3

100 Years of Baseball

The Intimate and Dramatic Story of Modern Baseball from the Game’s Beginnings up to the Present Day

Allen, Lee
Bartholomew House 1950 Dewey Dec. 796.3

Covers baseball history up to about 1950. Baseball history eBook.

For Baseball fiction, see: Grey, Zane, The Short-Stop on Fiction – Novels from Authors G & H,
Mathewson, Christopher, Won in the Ninth on Fiction – Novels from Authors M, N & O, and;
Standish, Burt L., Lefty O’ the Bush on Fiction – Novels from Authors S

Athletes All

Camp, Walter Chauncey
Scribner 1919 Dewey Dec. 796

A book on the elements of training, organizing and playing outdoor games and sports as developed in war training camps. – A.L.A. Catalog 1926. Vintage sports eBook. Baseball history.

The Book of Football

Camp, Walter Chauncey
Century 1910 Dewey Dec. 796.3

“History, technique and strategies of football, by the leading American authority. Examples of remarkable plays are given. illustrated from photographs of games and players.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Football history, vintage football eBooks.

Spalding’s Base Ball Guide and Official League Book for 1894

Containing the full official league record for 1893, together with the new code of playing rules as revised by the committee of rules. Attached to which are explanatory notes, giving a correct interpretation of the new rules. A prominent feature of the Guide for 1894 is the complete pitching records of 1893, to which are added special chapters on the batting, fielding and base running of 1893. Together with interesting records of the most noteworthy contests, incidents and occurrences of the eventful season of 1893, occurring in the college arena as well as that of the professional clubs.

– 1876 Guide

– 1907 Guide

– 1916 Guide

Chadwick, Henry, ed.
American Sports 1894 Dewey Dec. 796.3

Vintage Baseball eBook to read online or download. PDF.

Reminiscences of an Athlete: Twenty Years on Track and Field

Clark, Ellery Harding
Houghton 1911 Dewey Dec. 796.4

“Stories of great athletic meets and of the athletes of the author’s own (1889-1010) and earlier times. Suggestions for training are good.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Vintage sports book, track and field eBooks.

Baseball; Individual Play and Team Play in Detail

Clarke, W. J. and Dawson, Fredrick T.
Scribner 1915 Dewey Dec. 796.3

Gives the main facts of the game as played in the major leagues, taking up each position separately. Especially valuable for school and college teams. The authors are coaches of the baseball teams of Princeton university. – A.L.A. Catalog 1926. Vintage baseball book. Baseball coaching eBooks, Baseballmania.

The Boy’s Own Book; a Complete Encyclopedia of all the Diversions, Athletic, Scientific and Recreative, of Boyhood and Youth

Clarke, William
Munroe and Francis 1834 Dewey Dec. 790

Chapter headings are: – Games with marbles, – Games with Toys, – Games with Balls, – Sports of Agility and Speed, – Sports with Toys, – Miscellaneous Sports, – Deaf and Dumb Alphabet, – Archery, – Cricket, – Gymnastics, – Swimming, – Arithmetical Amusements, – Optical Amusements, – Chemical Amusements, – Draughts, or Checkers, – Feats of Legerdemain, – Tricks with Cards, – Paradoxes and Puzzles, – Varieties, – The Riddles, – Angling, – Rabbits, – Guinea Pigs, – Pigeons, – Fencing

Games, Contests and Relays

Staley, Seward Charles
Barnes 1924 Dewey Dec. 790

An exhaustive collection of recreational activities for groups, with instructions for playing, including many used in foreign countries, arranged according to grade through college. All are athletic but do not include organized games such as baseball. Relay races, combative contests, mass and individual, are treated separately. Some illustrations and diagrams.- A.L.A. Catalog 1926. Recreation Illustrations.

Play and Recreation for the Open Country

Curtis, Henry Stoddard
Ginn 1914 Dewey Dec. 790

A practical handbook for all those interested in the problem of recreation in the rural community. Suggests plays and games for home and school; describes the organization of the Boy scouts and Campfire girls; and gives ideas and methods of organizing social centers. Written by one who has expert knowledge and practical training.- A.L.A. Catalog 1926

Football: the American Intercollegiate Game

Davis, Parke Hill
Scribner 1911 Dewey Dec. 796.3

“History to 1910, with special attention to the game in America during the past 40 years. Rosters of players, officials, and technical descriptions of 162 important college games played since 1873. The proceedings of intercollegiate conventions, rules adopted, etc., are appended.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Read online or download this free football eBook. Football history, vintage football book. Football coaching eBooks, Football eBooks.

Touching Second; The Science of Baseball 1910

Evers, John J., & Fullerton, H. S.
Reilly 1911 Dewey Dec. 796.3

“History of ‘baseball, its development into an exact mathematical sport, records of great plays and players, signs and systems used by championship teams, etc. Very readable and interesting.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Baseball eBook, vintage baseball coaching books.

The Best American Sports Writing 2010

Gammons, Peter, ed.
Houghton Mifflin 2010 Dewey Dec. 796

Presents essays about sports chosen from magazines and newspapers published in 2009, on topics ranging from bullfighting to basketball, baseball, and boxing.

Football and How to Watch It

Haughton, Percy Duncan
Little 1924 Dewey Dec. 796.3

By emphasizing salient points and eliminating many details the Harvard mentor enables the average spectator to observe and understand more clearly team evolutions, the use of interferers, (who are the real heroes) and the cardinal principles of attack and defense. The photographs of recent games with his descriptive text illuminate typical formations and plays. It is recommended to the high school coach as well as the observer of the game. The first edition was published in 1922 by Jones. – A.L.A. Catalog 1926. Football eBooks, vintage football book.


Outdoor & Recreation – Hiking, Camping & Fishing

Outdoor Recreation Collection

About 540 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Outdoor Recreation”. Some books: Outdoor Guide to the Pacific Northwest, Explore Canada: the adventurer’s guide, How to Choose an Adventure Vacation, Great Adventures in North Carolina, Hidden British Columbia, Studies in Outdoor Recreation, Taking Care of Outdoor Gear, Rural Recreation in the Industrial World, Essential Outdoor Gear Manual, The Sportsman and his Family Outdoors, Issues in Outdoor Recreation, Guide to Camping Hiking & Wilderness Skills, many more. Camping eBooks, Hiking eBooks.

Bird Watching eBooks Collection

About 200 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Bird Watching. Some books: Birder’s Sourcebook, Outfitting & Source Book for Bird Watching, The Pleasures of Watching Birds, The Literature of Birdwatching, The Life of the Skies, Getting Started in Bird Watching, A Birdwatcher’s Guide to the Eastern U.S., Companion and Guide for Birdwatchers, Indiana Birds and their Haunts, Bird Life in Ireland, many more. Birdwatching eBooks.

Outdoor Life eBooks Collection

About 200 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Outdoor Life. Some books: It’s a Wise Woodsman Who Knows What’s Biting Him, Guide to Camping and Family Fun Outdoors, The New Way of the Wilderness, The Key to Camplife, Book of the Outdoors, Camping and Woodcraft, On the Loose, Outdoor Sports Illustrations, Recreation illustrations, An Explorer’s Handbook, The Wilderness Life, Camping illustrations, Confessions of an Outdoor Maladroit, Guide to Outdoor Careers, Outdoor Life: 100 years in Pictures, many more. Camping eBooks.

Fly Fishing eBooks Collection

About 200 ebooks from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Fly Fishing. Some books: Western Fly Fishing Guide, The Well-Tempered Angler, Simplified Fly Fishing, World’s Greatest Flyfishing Locations, Fly-Fisherman’s Primer, Fly-Fishing Handbooks, The Masters on the Dry Fly, Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing, Fly-Fishing Equipment and Skills, Tips & Tricks of Fly Fishing, Becoming a Fly Fisher, The Fly Fishing Anthology, many more. Fishing eBooks.

Walking eBooks Collection

More than 450 books from the Internet Archive, free online on the subject of Walking. This includes many travel books. Some books: West of Ireland Walks, Walking London, You Can Walk to Fitness, The Magic of Walking, The Walker’s Companion, On Foot: guided walks in England, France and the U.S., How to Walk Your Way to Better Health and Fitness, Walking Trails in Southern Wisconsin, The Joy of Walking, hiking illustrations, Walking Fast, The Walker’s Journal, The Wonderful World of Walking, many more. Hiking eBooks, walking eBooks.

Hiking eBooks Collection

More than 650 ebooks from the Internet Archive, free online on the subject of Hiking. Some books: Pacific Northwest Hiking, 50 Hikes in the Hudson Valley, The Boy’s Book of Hiking, Hiking in Hawaii, 100 Southern California Hiking Trails, The Ultimate Hiking Skills Manual, Hiking and Exploring, Hiking: the ultimate natural prescription for health and wellness, Illustrated Backpacking and Hiking Dictionary for Young People, Day Hiker: walking for fitness fun and adventure, hiking illustrations, Winter Camping, Hiking Companion, Hiking the USA: a sourcebook for maps guidebooks and inspiration, many more. Hiking eBooks.

Backpacking eBooks Collection

About 220 free readable ebooks at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Backpacking”. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: The Backpacker’s Handbook, Beginning Backpacking, Backpackers’ Sourcebook: a book of lists, Backpacking Basics, Pleasure Packing for the ’80s, Backpacking with Small Children, Backpacking: a complete guide, Backpacking: essential skills to advanced, Backpacking illustrations, Backpacking for Fun, The Ultralight Backpacker, Backpacking Primer, many more. Backpacking eBooks.

Canoes and Canoeing eBooks Collection

About 200 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Canoes and Canoeing. Some books: Canoeing, Portage into the Past, Guide to Wilderness Canoeing, The Basic Essentials of Canoeing, Canoeing for Beginners, Open Boat Canoeing, Canoes and Canoeing, Complete Guide to Canoeing, paddle sports illustrations, canoing illustrations, A Guide to Paddle Adventure, Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe, Learn How to Canoe in a Day, Paddling Cape Cod, many more. Canoeing eBooks.

Touring Afoot

Fordyce, Claude Powell
Outing 1922 Dewey Dec. 796.5

A book covering the whole field of outfit and methods for trips of varying lengths and conditions. It is assumed that the walker will carry equipment.- A.L.A. Catalog 1926. Hiking eBooks, Camping eBooks.

Fishing Kits and Equipment

Camp, Samuel Granger
Outing 1910 Dewey Dec. 799

“Systematic handbook picturing and describing the outfit of a fresh-water angler. Devotes most space to fly-fishing equipment, but also discusses tackle for catching lake-trout, bass, muskellunge, etc.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Vintage fishing eBooks.

Recreations of a Sportsman on the Pacific Coast

Holder, Charles Frederick
Putnam 1910 Dewey Dec. 799

“Dramatic account of fishing adventures in the streams of the Cascades and high Sierras and in the deep seas of the Pacific, by a veteran sportsman and thorough scientist.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Vintage fishing eBooks.

Book of Camping and Woodcraft; a Guidebook for Those who Travel in the Wilderness

Kephart, Horace
Outing 1906 Dewey Dec. 796.5

“Genial and well tested advice on equipment, cookery, treatment of injuries, etc., for those who camp or travel in the wilderness.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Vintage camping eBook, book of camping and woodcraft.

Motor Camping

Long, John Cuthbert and Long, J. D.
Dodd 1923 Dewey Dec. 796.5

This is a complete tabulated list of camping sites, with accommodations afforded, arranged by states. The suggestions as to routes with alphabetical list of highways add to the value of this guide-book for the motor camper. It contains practical, conveniently arranged information on equipment, camps, food and camp health. State rules and regulations for hunting and fishing are included.- A.L.A. Catalog 1926. Outdoor sports ebook.

The Book of Woodcraft and Indian Lore

Seton, Ernest Thompson
Doubleday 1922 Dewey Dec. 796.5

eBook of Camping and woodcraft, outdoor sports eBook.

America’s National Game

Historic Facts concerning the beginning evolution, development and popularity of Base Ball with personal reminiscences of its vicissitudes, its victories and its votaries

Spalding, Albert Goodwill
American Sports 1911 Dewey Dec. 796.3

For Baseball fiction, see: Grey, Zane, The Short-Stop on Fiction – Novels from Authors G & H,
Mathewson, Christopher, Won in the Ninth on Fiction – Novels from Authors M, N & O, and;
Standish, Burt L., Lefty O’ the Bush on Fiction – Novels from Authors S

The Open Spaces: Incidents of Nights and Days under the Blue Sky

Van Dyke, John Charles
Scribner 1922 Dewey Dec. 796.5

What the author calls “my own trail in the open.” The lover of outdoor life will follow him gladly down the years, beginning back in his boyhood, when he was taken to Minnesota, and will share his pleasure in sleeping out, riding in the open, the cattle ranges, desert journeys, forest and mountain trails crowded with incidents of wild life and beauty. – A.L.A. Catalog 1926.

Saddle and Camp in the Rockies

Wallace, Dillon
Outing 1911 Dewey Dec. 799

“Enthusiastic account of a trip made early in 1910 from Arizona to Montana through the big game country, for the purpose of observing the big game preserves and the conditions of game in general.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Camping eBooks.

The Compleat Angler

Walton, Izaak
Dodd 1904 Dewey Dec. 799

“Not only is he the sacer vates of a considerable sect in the religion of recreation, but multitudes who have never put a worm on a hook—even on a fly-hook—have been caught and securely held by his gentle craft and his leisure transcript of his own simple, peaceable, lovable and amusing character. The Compleat Angler was published in 1653, but Walton continued to add to its completeness in his leisurely way for a quarter of a century.”- A.L.A. Catalog 1926. Classic fishing book, fishing eBook.

Camp and Trail

White, Steward Edward
Doubleday 1907 Dewey Dec. 796.5

“Summary of results of author’s out-of-door experiences in the form of explicit advice to woodsmen and amateur campers. Gives addresses of outfitting firms and manufacturers of supplies.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Outdoor recreation eBook.