Sports & Recreation Books
Golf continues to represent the largest sports-related travel market valued at GBP30 billion with over 50 million golf tourists travelling the world to play on some of the estimated 40,000 courses. Golf Tourism is the leading text for both students and practitioners and the completely updated and revised new edition discusses the latest issues
This work aims to capture the intensity of the Brooklyn Dodgers' baseball team's relationship to the community and its people in the 1950s. Ethnic and racial tensions were part of a working class borough; the Dodgers' presence calmed the ghetto conflict always present in the life of Brooklyn.
Exploring the nature of coaching, this text covers: educational concepts in coaching; coaching, teaching, and leadership; athletes' learning; coaching communities and the social process; reflective practice; mentoring; and developing expert coaches.
Regardless of the grace of their movement, dancers experience injuries more often than the lugs bucking heads on the rugby field or in the boxing ring.
Universally acclaimed as the greatest sportsman of the modern era, someone who transformed not just his sport but the cultural status of athletes everywhere, Muhammad Ali towers over the 'sweet science' of boxing, almost two decades after announcing his retirement. This book reflects the scale of Ali's many achievements.
For 30 years from 1927 until 1957 the real Mille Miglia was the "race of excellence." A event of over 1,600 kilometres across Italy, the stars of which were some of the world's greatest car manufacturers, among them Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, and more. This book tells the tales of the classic "Bresciana," through hundreds of pictures.
This is a practical resource for current and aspiring strength and conditioning professionals and personal trainers. Visual demonstration of a variety of free weight and machine exercises, the text is a valuable tool for those preparing for certification and for those who design programmes for athletes and clients of all ages and fitness levels.
This book examines how women athletes were represented in internationalmedia coverage during the 2004 Olympic Games. Through feminist theorizing and qualitative textual analysis, the contributors discuss sexualization, nationalism, success, failure and the [in]visibility of women athletes in newspaper reporting in Asia, Europe and the USA."
An evidence-based textbook of sports coaching theory and practice. It deals with various aspects of coaching behaviour and practice, including coaches' decision making, coaching pedagogy, and the development of expertise. Each of the chapters provides a position statement on coaching themes.
Contributors provide information on and analysis of the relationship between politics and the Olympic Games. It is argued and demonstrated throughout the book that sport and politics have been and are intimately connected and nowhere is this relationship more apparent than in the Olympic Games.