E-books: Sports and Leisure

  • International Perspectives of Festivals and Events book cover

    International Perspectives of Festivals and Events

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jane Ali-Knight, Alan Fyall, Martin Robertson, Adele Ladkin

    International Perspectives of Festivals and Events addresses contemporary issues concerning the potential of festivals and events to produce economic, social, cultural and community benefits. Incorporating a range of international perspectives, the book provides the reader with a global look at…

    eBook – 2009-02-04
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to Drugs in Sport: Addicted to Winning? book cover

    An Introduction to Drugs in Sport

    Addicted to Winning?, 2nd Edition

    By Ivan Waddington, Andy Smith

    Why do many athletes risk their careers by taking performance-enhancing drugs? Do the highly competitive pressures of elite sports teach athletes to win at any cost? An Introduction to Drugs in Sport provides a detailed and systematic examination of drug use in sport and attempts to explain why…

    eBook – 2009-01-13
    Routledge

  • Disability, Sport and Society: An Introduction book cover

    Disability, Sport and Society

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Nigel Thomas, Andy Smith

    Disability sport is a relatively recent phenomenon, yet it is also one that, particularly in the context of social inclusion, is attracting increasing political and academic interest. The purpose of this important new text – the first of its kind – is to introduce the reader to key…

    eBook – 2008-12-05
    Routledge

  • Performance Assessment for Field Sports book cover

    Performance Assessment for Field Sports

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Carling, Tom Reilly, A. Mark Williams

    What are the most effective tools, techniques and technologies available to coaches and sport scientists in the assessment of player and team performance? This is the first book dedicated to the assessment of performance in field sports such as soccer, rugby, hockey and lacrosse. It provides…

    eBook – 2008-11-28
    Routledge

  • Consumer Behaviour in Sport and Events book cover

    Consumer Behaviour in Sport and Events

    1st Edition

    By Daniel Funk, Daniel Funk, Kostas Alexandris, Heath McDonald

    Consumer Behaviour in Sport and Events emphasises the role of consumer behaviour in sport marketing. Given the social, economic, and environmental benefits of sport events, the challenge for marketers is to understand the complexity of sport and event participation. Through a heightened…

    eBook – 2008-10-23
    Routledge

  • Food and Wine Festivals and Events Around the World book cover

    Food and Wine Festivals and Events Around the World

    1st Edition

    Edited by C. Michael Hall, Liz Sharples

    Food and Wine Festivals and Events Around the World is a pioneering text that recognises the importance of this rapidly growing aspect of the tourism industry. Food and wine festivals and events play a significant role in rural and urban development and regeneration and the impacts of these events…

    eBook – 2008-09-10
    Routledge

  • The Art Business book cover

    The Art Business

    1st Edition

    By Iain Robertson

    Edited by Iain Robertson

    By the time you read this book, the art world may have witnessed the sale of its first $500 million painting. Whilst for some people money is anathema to art this is clearly a wealthy international industry, and a market with its own conventions and pressures. Drawing on the vast experience of…

    eBook – 2008-08-28
    Routledge

  • Mathematics and Science for Exercise and Sport: The Basics book cover

    Mathematics and Science for Exercise and Sport

    The Basics, 1st Edition

    By Craig Williams, David James, Cassie Wilson

    Mathematics and Science for Sport and Exercise introduces students to the basic mathematical and scientific principles underpinning sport and exercise science. It is an invaluable course companion for students who have little prior experience of maths or science, and an ideal revision aid for…

    eBook – 2008-06-30
    Routledge

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology: The Key Concepts book cover

    Sport and Exercise Psychology: The Key Concepts

    2nd Edition

    By Ellis Cashmore

    Now including exercise psychology terms for the first time in its second edition, Sport and Exercise Psychology: The Key Concepts offers a highly accessible introduction to this fascinating subject, its central theories and state-of-the-art research. Over 300 alphabetically-ordered entries…

    eBook – 2008-06-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Guides

  • Developing Sport Expertise: Researchers and Coaches put Theory into Practice book cover

    Developing Sport Expertise

    Researchers and Coaches put Theory into Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Damian Farrow, Joseph Baker, Clare MacMahon

    An athlete’s development from ‘ordinary’ talent to elite accomplishment in sport is a long one. The emergence and fine tuning of high level sport skills takes place in increments over many years and is a journey that fascinates sport scientists, sports coaches and sports fans alike. Developing…

    eBook – 2007-11-29
    Routledge

  • A Wider Social Role for Sport: Who's Keeping the Score? book cover

    A Wider Social Role for Sport

    Who's Keeping the Score?, 1st Edition

    By Fred Coalter

    Sport is perceived to have the potential to alleviate a variety of social problems and generally to ‘improve’ both individuals and the communities in which they live. Sport is promoted as a relatively cost effective antidote to a range of social problems – often those stemming from social exclusion…

    eBook – 2007-11-28
    Routledge

  • Olympic Tourism book cover

    Olympic Tourism

    1st Edition

    By Mike Weed

    Olympic Tourism is the first text to focus on the nature of Olympic tourism and the potential for the Olympic Games to generate tourism in the run up to and long after the hosting of a Games. The awarding of the 2012 Olympics to London will see an increasing interest in the phenomena of organising,…

    eBook – 2007-11-15
    Routledge

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