E-books: Sports and Leisure

  • Sport, Exercise and Social Theory: An Introduction book cover

    Sport, Exercise and Social Theory

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Gyozo Molnar, John Kelly

    Why are sport and exercise important? What can the study of sport and exercise tell us about wider society? Who holds the power in creating contemporary sport and exercise discourses? It is impossible to properly understand the role that sport and exercise play in contemporary society…

    eBook – 2013-05-07
    Routledge

  • Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice, third edition book cover

    Sport Development

    Policy, Process and Practice, third edition, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin Hylton

    At a time of profound change in the economic, social, political and sporting landscape, sport development faces important challenges. Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Sport Development: Policy, Process and Practice is still the most detailed, authoritative and comprehensive guide…

    eBook – 2013-05-02
    Routledge

  • Student's Guide to Writing Dissertations and Theses in Tourism Studies and Related Disciplines book cover

    Student's Guide to Writing Dissertations and Theses in Tourism Studies and Related Disciplines

    1st Edition

    By Tim Coles, David Timothy Duval, Gareth Shaw

    Around the world every year very many students have to complete dissertations or theses as part of their undergraduate or masters studies in tourism and related subjects. Often this substantial piece of self-directed work is the culmination of their programmes. More than just a means to consolidate…

    eBook – 2013-05-02
    Routledge

  • Strategic Sport Development book cover

    Strategic Sport Development

    1st Edition

    By Stephen Robson, Kirstie Simpson, Lee Tucker

    The field of sports development is becoming ever more professional, with the levels of expertise in planning and efficiency required of those working in private or national sports institutions higher than they have ever been. In response to this, strategic sports development has emerged as a means…

    eBook – 2013-03-05
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to Sports Coaching: Connecting Theory to Practice book cover

    An Introduction to Sports Coaching

    Connecting Theory to Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robyn L. Jones, Kieran Kingston

    An Introduction to Sports Coaching provides students with an accessible and engaging guide to the scientific, social scientific, medical and pedagogical theory that underlies the practice of quality sports coaching. Now in a fully updated and revised second edition, it introduces students to the…

    eBook – 2013-03-05
    Routledge

  • Managing Major Sports Events: Theory and Practice book cover

    Managing Major Sports Events

    Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Milena M. Parent

    The hosting of major sporting events can be a key tool in the development of cities and countries around the world. If carried out effectively these events can not only bring prestige to an area but can leave the local population with a legacy of improved infrastructure and facilities. Managing…

    eBook – 2013-03-05
    Routledge

  • Evolutionary Playwork book cover

    Evolutionary Playwork

    2nd Edition

    By Bob Hughes

    Play is a crucial component in the development of all children. In this fully updated and revised edition of his classic playwork text, Bob Hughes explores the complexities of children’s play, its meaning and purpose, and argues that adult-free play is essential for the psychological well-being of…

    eBook – 2013-03-01
    Routledge

  • Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual: Tests, Procedures and Data: Volume Two: Physiology book cover

    Kinanthropometry and Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual: Tests, Procedures and Data

    Volume Two: Physiology, 3rd Edition

    By Roger Eston, Thomas Reilly

    Edited by Tom Reilly, Roger Eston

    Kinanthropometry is the study of human body size, shape and form and how those characteristics relate to human movement and sporting performance. In this fully updated and revised edition of the classic guide to kinanthropometric theory and practice, leading international sport and exercise…

    eBook – 2013-03-01
    Routledge

  • Talent Identification and Development in Sport: International Perspectives book cover

    Talent Identification and Development in Sport

    International Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joseph Baker, Steve Cobley, Jörg Schorer

    Identifying talent in athletes and developing that ability to its fullest potential is a central concern of sport scientists, sports coaches and sports policy makers. This book offers a comprehensive synthesis of current knowledge in talent identification and development in sport, from the…

    eBook – 2013-03-01
    Routledge

  • The Problem of Pleasure: Leisure, Tourism and Crime book cover

    The Problem of Pleasure

    Leisure, Tourism and Crime, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carol Jones, Elaine Barclay, Rob Mawby

    The tourism and leisure industries are big business. Opportunities for leisure and tourism have escalated as disposable income, technology, travel and education have become increasingly available in recent times. However, this trend has been juxtaposed with an increase in crime,…

    eBook – 2013-03-01
    Routledge

  • Sport and Exercise Science: An Introduction book cover

    Sport and Exercise Science

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Dean Sewell, Philip Watkins, Murray Griffin, Dean A. Sewell, Philip Watkins, Murray Griffin

    Sport and Exercise Science: An Introduction provides a broad-based foundation in the major areas that underpin the scientific study of sport and exercise science, thus helping undergraduate students to develop a sound understanding of human anatomy, physiology, nutrition, metabolism, biomechanics…

    eBook – 2013-02-01
    Routledge

  • Personal Training: Theory and Practice book cover

    Personal Training

    Theory and Practice, 2nd Edition

    By James Crossley

    Personal Training: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, draws together in one unique volume the personal, practical and business skills central to becoming a successful personal trainer. This accessible book introduces you to the fundamentals of applied exercise prescription and programme design,…

    eBook – 2013-01-22
    Routledge

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