E-books: Sports and Leisure

  • Improving Your NCAA® Bracket with Statistics book cover

    Improving Your NCAA® Bracket with Statistics

    1st Edition

    By Tom Adams

    Twenty-four million people wager nearly $3 billion on college basketball pools each year, but few are aware that winning strategies have been developed by researchers at Harvard, Yale, and other universities over the past two decades. Bad advice from media sources and even our own psychological…

    eBook – 2019-01-14
    Chapman and Hall/CRC
    ASA-CRC Series on Statistical Reasoning in Science and Society

  • Equine Cultures in Transition: Ethical Questions book cover

    Equine Cultures in Transition

    Ethical Questions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jonna Bornemark, Petra Andersson, Ulla Ekström von Essen

    Societal views on animals are rapidly changing and have become more diversified: can we use them for our own pleasure, and how should we understand animal agency? These questions, asked both in theoretical discourses and different practices, are also relevant for our understanding of horses and the…

    eBook – 2019-01-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics book cover

    Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

    2nd Edition

    By Paul Grimshaw, Michael Cole, Adrian Burden, Neil Fowler

    This is the clearest and most straightforward biomechanics textbook currently available. By breaking down the challenging subject of sport and exercise biomechanics into short thematic sections, it enables students to grasp each topic quickly and easily, and provides lecturers with a flexible…

    eBook – 2019-01-08
    Garland Science

  • Management of Turfgrass Diseases book cover

    Management of Turfgrass Diseases

    2nd Edition

    By Joseph M. Vargas

    This Second Edition of Management of Turfgrass Diseases has been completely revised and updated to provide the latest information on maintaining a healthy turf and identifying turf diseases. Written by a leading international lecturer on turf grasses, the book covers cultural, genetic, biological,…

    eBook – 2018-12-19
    CRC Press

  • The Theory of Gymnastics book cover

    The Theory of Gymnastics

    1st Edition

    By J. Lindhard

    First published in 1939, this volume translated into English the Danish work ‘Den Specielle Gymnastrikteon’. Its author, Professor Lindhard, noted the still-young field of theoretical gymnastics in comparison to its physical counterpart, with the only prior major work being that of Ling from 1800.…

    eBook – 2018-12-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Britain in Europe: Prospects for Change book cover

    Britain in Europe

    Prospects for Change, 1st Edition

    Edited by John Milfull

    First published in 1999, this text addresses the question of Britain's role in Europe from a range of disciplinary perspectives including history, politics, sociology and cultural studies.…

    eBook – 2018-12-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Seven Practices of Mentally Superior Athletes: Harnessing Skills from Sport Psychology book cover

    The Seven Practices of Mentally Superior Athletes

    Harnessing Skills from Sport Psychology, 1st Edition

    By Raphael Wald

    Once athletes reach the highest levels of competition in college and professional sports, the mental aspect of the game becomes increasingly vital to performance. The Seven Practices of Mentally Superior Athletes is a short and snappy reference text intended for repeated use that explains the…

    eBook – 2018-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Triple Asian Olympics - Asia Rising: The Pursuit of National Identity, International Recognition and Global Esteem book cover

    The Triple Asian Olympics - Asia Rising

    The Pursuit of National Identity, International Recognition and Global Esteem, 1st Edition

    Edited by J. A. Mangan, Sandra Collins, Gwang Ok

    Realpolitik as a component of the Olympic Games held in East Asia has been largely ignored by historians. However, sport was an integral part of cultural diplomacy and the expression of national prowess for the three Games held in East Asia: 1964 Tokyo, 1988 Seoul and 2008 Beijing. It is time…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives

  • Reviewing the AFL’s Vilification Laws: Rule 35, Reconciliation and Racial Harmony in Australian Football book cover

    Reviewing the AFL’s Vilification Laws

    Rule 35, Reconciliation and Racial Harmony in Australian Football, 1st Edition

    By Sean Gorman, Dean Lusher, Keir Reeves

    This book is the outcome of an Australian Research Council (ARC)-funded project titled Assessing the Australian Football League’s Racial and Religious Vilification Laws to Promote Community Harmony, Multiculturalism and Reconciliation, which investigated the impact of the Australian Football League…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Gender in Physical Culture: Crossing Boundaries - Reconstituting Cultures book cover

    Gender in Physical Culture

    Crossing Boundaries - Reconstituting Cultures, 1st Edition

    Edited by Natalie Barker-Ruchti, Karin Grahn, Eva-Carin Lindgren

    This volume outlines existing research relating to gender in physical culture. The introductory chapter employs Lamont and Molnàr’s (2002) idea of ‘boundaries’ as visible and invisible socially constructed borders that create social differences, as the theoretical framework for the book. Seven…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

  • Methodology in Sports History book cover

    Methodology in Sports History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Wray Vamplew, Dave Day

    The process of converting the ‘past’ into ‘history’ involves engagement with a multitude of different sources and methods, and sports historians inevitably participate in the same debates over approaches and methodologies as their counterparts in other historical disciplines. At its heart, history…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives

  • Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health book cover

    Research Methods in Physical Activity and Health

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen R. Bird

    Physical activity is vital for good health. It has an established strong evidence base for its positive effects on functional capacity, reducing the risk of many chronic diseases, and promoting physical, mental and social well-being. Furthermore, these benefits are evident across a diversity…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge

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