© 2006 – Routledge
1,526 pages | 26 B/W Illus.
The 3 volume Encyclopedia of International Sports Studies provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the science, social science and medicine of sport.
The Encyclopedia is alphabetically organised and consists of:
The aim of the editors has been to produce a comprehensive work which will be of use to a wide variety of users: students, teachers, researchers, and professionals (coaches, development officers, physiotherapists, etc.). Entries are accessibly written and both facts-fronted and critical.
Entries carry cross-references and lists of further reading. There is a full index.
Thematically arranged sampling; entries are A-Z:
Sport and Exercise Psychology; Stress management; Morality in sport; Fundamental attributes of peak performance; Relaxation training; Choking; Group dynamics; Anxiety states; Physiology and Biochemistry of Exercise; Muscle fiber types; Exercise in the heat; Principles of training; Bioenergetics; Peripheral nervous system; Resynthesis of ATP; Biomechanics and Motor Control of Movement; Sports footwear; Injury aspects of sports surfaces; Muscle contraction mechanics; Motor development; Gait analysis; Sociology; Family; Play; Religion; Eating Disorders; Fanzines; Economics; Broadcasting Rights; Benchmarking; Performance Indicators; Economic Regeneration; Effectiveness and Efficiency; Finance