E-books: Sports and Leisure

  • 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

  • Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Sport: Queer Inquiries book cover

    Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Sport

    Queer Inquiries, 1st Edition

    Edited by Vikki Krane

    Diverse sex, gender, and sexual identities historically have been pushed to the margins in sport. While there is more visibility and inclusion for LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer) people in sport today than in the past, there still exists bigotry and marginalization.…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge

  • Motor Control, Learning and Development: Instant Notes, 2nd Edition book cover

    Motor Control, Learning and Development

    Instant Notes, 2nd Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Andrea Utley

    An understanding of the scientific principles underpinning the learning and execution of fundamental and skilled movements is of central importance in disciplines across the sport and exercise sciences. The second edition of Motor Control, Learning and Development: Instant Notes offers students an…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge
    Instant Notes

  • Sport in Underdeveloped and Conflict Regions book cover

    Sport in Underdeveloped and Conflict Regions

    1st Edition

    Edited by Meredith A. Whitley, William V. Massey, Simon C. Darnell, Brett Smith

    Over the past two decades, scholars and practitioners have taken a keen interest in the field of Sport for Development and Peace (SDP). These efforts have largely focused on and debated the merits of sport as a tool for development, diplomacy, and peacebuilding in under-resourced, underdeveloped,…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge

  • Healthy Stadia: An Insight from Policy to Practice book cover

    Healthy Stadia

    An Insight from Policy to Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel Parnell, Kathryn Curran, Matthew Philpott

    Public health is a key priority for developed and developing nations. Indeed, many countries have sought strategies to promote health and reduce health inequalities. A ‘settings approach’ to promoting health has been endorsed by the World Health Organization, which has seen settings such as…

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

  • The State of the Field: Ideologies, Identities and Initiatives book cover

    The State of the Field

    Ideologies, Identities and Initiatives, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Kilpatrick

    The study of association football has recently emerged as vibrant field of inquiry, attracting scholars worldwide from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. "Soccer As the Beautiful Game: Football’s Artistry, Identity and Politics," held at Hofstra University in April 2014, gathered together…

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

  • Young People and Sport: From Participation to the Olympics book cover

    Young People and Sport

    From Participation to the Olympics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Berit Skirstad, Milena M. Parent, Barrie Houlihan

    This book highlights the different roles of youth sport, from sport for all and community sport activities to elite sport and international competitions, to suggest significant new directions for youth sport research and practices. The collection addresses a range of prominent management and policy…

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

  • Practical Motorsport Engineering book cover

    Practical Motorsport Engineering

    1st Edition

    By Andrew Livesey

    This guide and textbook on motorsport engineering is written from a practical point of view. It offers a wide-ranging insight into the nuts and bolts technology of practical car racing from saloons and sports cars to open wheelers. It gives the aspiring race engineer the tools to do the job by…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge

  • Professional Advances in Sports Coaching: Research and Practice book cover

    Professional Advances in Sports Coaching

    Research and Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Thelwell, Matt Dicks

    Despite the rapid advance of the academic study of coaching science, there is a dearth of evidence on contemporary progressions within the coaching profession itself, particularly around the wide-ranging challenges that coaches face. Professional Advances in Sports Coaching constitutes an essential…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports Coaching

  • Doping in Cycling: Interdisciplinary Perspectives book cover

    Doping in Cycling

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bertrand Fincoeur, John Gleaves, Fabien Ohl

    Doping in Cycling: Interdisciplinary Perspectives provides an up-to-date overview of the knowledge about doping and anti-doping in the sport that has dominated doping headlines for at least two decades. It critically addresses overarching questions related to doping and anti-doping, and topical…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • Whole Body Vibrations: Physical and Biological Effects on the Human Body book cover

    Whole Body Vibrations

    Physical and Biological Effects on the Human Body, 1st Edition

    Edited by Redha Taiar, Christiano Bittencourt Machado, Xavier Chiementin, Mario Bernardo-Filho

    Whole Body Vibrations: Physical and Biological Effects on the Human Body allows an understanding about the qualities and disadvantages of vibration exposure on the human body with a biomechanical and medical perspective. It offers a comprehensive range of principles, methods, techniques and tools…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    CRC Press

  • Gender, Companionship, and Travel: Discourses in Pre-modern and Modern Travel Literature book cover

    Gender, Companionship, and Travel

    Discourses in Pre-modern and Modern Travel Literature, 1st Edition

    Edited by Floris Meens, Tom Sintobin

    Over the last couple of decades there has been a strong academic interest in how individuals interact with each other while en route. Yet, even if various studies have informed us about present-day realities of travel companionships, we know little about the influence of gender both on these…

    eBook – 2018-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

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