Sports & Leisure Studies: Featured Books

6Featured Books

  • How Football Began: A Global History of How the World's Football Codes Were Born book cover

    How Football Began

    A Global History of How the World's Football Codes Were Born

    By Tony Collins

    This ambitious and fascinating history considers why, in the space of sixty years between 1850 and 1910, football grew from a marginal and unorganised activity to become the dominant winter entertainment for millions of people around the world. The book explores how the world’s football codes -…

    Paperback – 2018-08-03
    Routledge

  • Data Analytics in Football: Positional Data Collection, Modelling and Analysis book cover

    Data Analytics in Football

    Positional Data Collection, Modelling and Analysis

    By Daniel Memmert, Dominik Raabe

    Data Analytics in Football provides students, researchers and coaches with a firm grounding in the principles of modern performance analysis. It offers an insight into the use of positional data, exploring how it can be collected, modelled, analysed and interpreted. Introducing cutting-edge methods…

    Paperback – 2018-06-14
    Routledge

  • Sports Analytics: Analysis, Visualisation and Decision Making in Sports Performance book cover

    Sports Analytics

    Analysis, Visualisation and Decision Making in Sports Performance

    By Ambikesh Jayal, Allistair McRobert, Giles Oatley, Peter O'Donoghue

    As the analysis of big datasets in sports performance becomes a more entrenched part of the sporting landscape, so the value of sport scientists and analysts with formal training in data analytics grows. Sports Analytics: Analysis, Visualisation and Decision Making in Sports Performance  …

    Paperback – 2018-06-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sports Performance Analysis

  • Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs and Substances: Issues, Influences and Impacts book cover

    Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs and Substances

    Issues, Influences and Impacts

    By Aaron Smith, Bob Stewart, Kate Westberg, Constantino Stavros

    In the pursuit of more muscle, enhanced strength, sustained endurance and idealised physiques, an increasing number of elite athletes, recreational sport enthusiasts and body-conscious gym-users are turning to performance and image enhancing drugs and substances (PIEDS). In many instances, such use…

    Paperback – 2018-06-13
    Routledge

  • Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports, Exercise and Health book cover

    Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports, Exercise and Health

    2nd Edition

    By Jie Kang

    The second edition of Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports, Exercise and Health offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to sport and exercise nutrition, integrating key nutritional facts, concepts and dietary guidelines with a thorough discussion of the fundamental biological science…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
    Routledge

  • Drugs in Sport book cover

    Drugs in Sport

    7th Edition

    Edited by David R. Mottram, Neil Chester

    Drugs in Sport is the most comprehensive and accurate text on the emotive, complex and critical subject of doping and illegal performance enhancement in sport. Thoroughly updated in light of the latest World Anti-Doping Code and taking into account the latest regulations, methods and landmark cases…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21
    Routledge