Sports & Leisure Studies: Individual Sports

  • 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 un-organised activity to become the dominant winter entertainment for millions of people around the world. The book compares the development of each of the…

    Paperback – 2018-09-04 

  • The Science of Basketball book cover

    The Science of Basketball

    Edited by Alexandru Radu

    The Science of Basketball is the only book to examine the scientific principles underpinning preparation and performance in basketball, applied to both individual and team contexts. Drawing on the very latest scientific evidence, and including contributions from leading international coaches and…

    Paperback – 2018-08-31 

  • Elite Youth Cycling book cover

    Elite Youth Cycling

    Edited by Alfred Nimmerichter

    Elite Youth Cycling showcases the latest cutting-edge research in youth cycling performance. Covering both endurance and sprint cycling events, the book explores the effect of cycling on the maturation of the body from childhood to adolescence, suggests long-term training and nutritional strategies…

    Hardback – 2018-08-20 
    Routledge Research in Paediatric Sport and Exercise Science

  • Digital Football Cultures: Fandom, Identities and Resistance book cover

    Digital Football Cultures

    Fandom, Identities and Resistance

    Edited by Stefan Lawrence, Garry Crawford

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Advances in Leisure Studies

  • Corruption, Mafia Power and Italian Soccer book cover

    Corruption, Mafia Power and Italian Soccer

    By Alberto Testa, Anna Sergi

    Whilst corruption and organized crime have been widely researched, they have not yet been specifically linked to sport, Corruption, Mafia Power and Italian Soccer offers an original insight into this new research area. Adopting a psycho-social approach based mainly on Pierre Bourdieu's praxeology,…

    Hardback – 2018-07-23 
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Philosophy and Nature Sports book cover

    Philosophy and Nature Sports

    By Kevin Krein

    With adventure and lifestyle sports continuing to grow in popularity, this book provides a comprehensive philosophical analysis of issues relating to nature sports. It offers an inquiry into how nature sports differ from mainstream sports, how these differences are related to their value as human…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Ethics and Sport

  • Fan Activism, Protest and Politics: Ultras in Post-Socialist Croatia book cover

    Fan Activism, Protest and Politics

    Ultras in Post-Socialist Croatia

    By Andrew Hodges

    In what sense can organised football fans be understood as political actors or participants in social movements? How do fans’ struggles link to wider social and political transformations, and what methodological dilemmas arise when researching fan activism? This book seeks ethnographic answers to…

    Hardback – 2018-07-15 
    Critical Research in Football

  • Surfing and Sustainability book cover

    Surfing and Sustainability

    By Gregory Borne

    Surfing and Sustainability presents a new way of understanding the impact of surfing on the environment, society and the economy, providing important insights into the field of sustainability and arguing that the activity of surfing offers a unique opportunity to explore the ambiguity of…

    Hardback – 2018-06-28 
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • 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 they can be collected, modelled, analysed and interpreted. Introducing cutting-edge…

    Paperback – 2018-06-11 

  • The Changing World of Outdoor Learning in Europe book cover

    The Changing World of Outdoor Learning in Europe

    Edited by Peter Becker, Chris Loynes, Barbara Humberstone, Jochem Schirp

    The Changing World of Outdoor Learning in Europe sets out to provide a comprehensive analysis of the economical and political changes that have occurred in European outdoor culture in the preceding two decades, from a diverse range of perspectives including institutional, theoretical, national and…

    Hardback – 2018-06-08 
    Routledge Research in Education

  • Foundations of Managing Sporting Events: Organising the 1966 FIFA World Cup book cover

    Foundations of Managing Sporting Events

    Organising the 1966 FIFA World Cup

    By Kevin D Tennent, Alex G. Gillett

    2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1966 FIFA World Cup, hosted in England. Unlike previous literature, which has tended to focus activities on the field, this book brings an institutional level approach to organizing the 1966 FIFA World Cup and examines the management process in the buildup and…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge International Studies in Business History

  • Golf Turf Management book cover

    Golf Turf Management

    By Lambert McCarty

    This book explains and covers all major agronomic and economic topics related to building and maintaining a viable golf course. It is an A to Z guide for successful golfcourse management.…

    Paperback – 2018-05-31 
    CRC Press

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