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Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies

1st Edition

Edited by Roger Bartlett, Chris Gratton, Christer G. Rolf


1,520 pages

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Now available in paperback, the Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies is the most authoritative and comprehensive single-volume reference work ever published on sport. With over one million words of text arranged into more than 1000 entries and articles, it covers the full range of sub-disciplines within sports studies; including scientific, social scientific and medical approaches.

The encyclopedia is alphabetically organized and consists of:

  • principal articles covering key disciplinary areas, such as sports economics and sports history
  • large topical entries on central subjects such as resistance training and the diagnosis of sports injuries
  • smaller topical entries on subjects such as cross training and projectile motion
  • short overviews of other important terms and concepts, from metabolism and motivation to muscle tension-length relationship.

With over 150 contributing authors from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Japan, New Zealand, Hong Kong and continental Europe, the Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies is an unparalleled work of sports scholarship. Accessibly written, facts-fronted and including full cross-referencing and guides to further reading throughout, this is an essential addition to the bookshelf of any student, researcher, teacher or professional working in sport.

About the Editors

Roger Bartlett is Professor of Sports Biomechanics in the School of Physical Education, University of Otago, New Zealand. He is an Invited Fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports and an Honorary Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, of which he was Chairman from 1991-4.

Chris Gratton is Professor of Sports Economics and Director of the Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Christer Rolf is Professor of Sports Medicine, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Executive Director, Sheffield Centre of Sports Medicine, University of Sheffield, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Sports Medicine
SPORTS & RECREATION / Sociology of Sports
SPORTS & RECREATION / Business Aspects