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By Wray Vamplew, Joyce Kay. 2004
The Encyclopedia of British Horse Racing offers an innovative approach to one of Britain's oldest sports. While it considers the…traditional themes of gambling and breeding, and contains biographies of human personalities and equine stars, it also devotes significant space to neglected areas. Entries include: social, economic and political forces that have influenced racing controversial historical and current issues legal and illegal gambling, and racing finance the British impact on world horseracing history and heritage of horseracing links between horse racing and the arts, media and technology human and equine biographies venues associated with racing horseracing websites The Encyclopedia of British Horse Racing provides a unique source of information and will be of great interest to sports historians as well as all those whose work or leisure brings them into the world of racing.
From Fair Sex to Feminism: Sport and the Socialization of Women in the Industrial and Post-Industrial Eras (Sport in the Global Society)
By J. A. Mangan, Roberta Park. 2004
First published in 1987 with the aim of deepening understanding of the place of women in the cultural heritage of…modern society, this collection of essays brings together the previously discrete perspectives of women's studies and the social history of sport. Using feminist ideas to explore the role of sport in women's lives, From Fair Sex to Feminism is a central text in the study of sport, gender and the body.
By Marguerite Henry. 2015
This artful collection of canine companions from Newbery Medalist Marguerite Henry is majestically illustrated and makes a great gift for…dog lovers of all ages.Marguerite Henry may be best known for her stories about horses, but she loved all animals. In this delightful book, she wrote about the origins of twenty-five different types and breeds. Ranging from the Bulldog to the Cocker Spaniel to Labradors and Chihuahuas, there’s something for every dog lover to enjoy. Each description is paired with a full-color illustration by Wesley Dennis. This treasury of canines from Newbery Award–winning author Marguerite Henry features the original text and illustrations in a gorgeous collectible hardcover edition.
By Gerald Astor. 1988
Covers the game from its invention to the expansion era of the 1960s, presenting a concise history of the game…of professional baseball. Also included are essays on nine great baseball players by some of the sport's top writers
By Joe Barrow. 1988
This biography of heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis, written by his son, is filled with the recollections of those who…knew the fighter best--family members, childhood friends, ex-wives, trainers, opponents, and sportswriters. Louis won the adulation of fellow blacks and earned the respect of many whites during an era when racism was a part of American life
By Marianne Brems. 1984
Offers a plan for workouts that will give swimmers a change from their normal routine, make them faster swimmers, and…challenge them to work harder. Each workout describes the stroke to be used, the distance to be covered, and the time in which it should be accomplished
By Martin Appel. 1988
A concise, factual account of baseball presented with wit and humor. The book is filled with the history, records, rules,…and some of the highlights of this American pastime. For grades 5-8 and older readers
By V. I. Stewart. 1993
By Brian Dawson, Hiroyuki Nunome, Barry Drust. 2015
Science and Football VII showcases the very latest scientific research into the variety of sports known as ‘football’. These include…soccer, the national codes (American football, Australian rules football and Gaelic football), and the rugby codes (union and league). Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this book is by far the most comprehensive collection of current research into football, presenting important new work in key areas such as: physiology of training performance analysis fitness assessment nutrition biomechanics injury and rehabilitation youth football environmental physiology psychology in football. Science and Football VII is an essential resource for all sport scientists, trainers, coaches, physical therapists, physicians, psychologists, educational officers and professionals working across the football codes. The papers contained within this volume were first presented at the Seventh World Congress on Science and Football, held in May 2011 in Nagoya, Japan. The meeting was held under the auspices of the International Steering Group on Science and Football, a representative member of the World Commission of Science and Sports.
By Dan Liebke. 2023
From Alex Price's on-field karaoke session to Rob Quiney's resurrection of a dead seagull and Shane Watson's formidably funny front…pad, these are the moments of physical slapstick and verbal repartee that make Australian cricket unique. Some moments are instant classics while some take decades to pay off and, naturally, some involve players getting hit in the nuts.In 100 Funniest Moments in Australian Cricket, sports journalist, comedy writer and well-known cricket tragic Dan Liebke takes us on a hilarious journey through cricket history, showing us that good cricket is good, but funny cricket is amazing.
By Valerie Babb. 2023
The unique social, cultural, and political life of the incomparable LeBron James LeBron James is the hero in two…very American tales: one, a success story the nation loves; the other, the latest installment in an ongoing chronicle of American antiblackness. He&’s the poor boy from a &“broken&” home who makes good. He&’s also the poor Black boy from a &“broken&” home who makes good, then at the apex of his career finds &“n*****&” spray-painted across the gate to his home. James has lived in the public eye ever since high school when his extraordinary athletic skills subjected his every action, every statement, every fashion choice to intense public scrutiny that tells us less about James himself and more about a nation still wrestling with many social inequities. He uses his celebrity not to transcend Blackness, but to give it a place of cultural prominence, and the backlash he receives exposes the frictions between Blackness and a country not fully comfortable with its presence. As a result, James&’s story is a revelatory narrative of how much Blackness is loved, hated, misunderstood, and just plain cool in an America that has changed and yet not changed at all.
By Pam Shriver. 1987
In this light, readable book, one of the top ten women's tennis players presents a diary of the year 1985…filled with candid comments about the game, her fellow players, and a crisis in her own career
By Janet Bruce. 1985
The development of "the great American pastime" as it related to the African-American population, and one team's place in that…history. Young black men dreamed of playing for the Kansas City Monarchs or one of the other fifteen black teams in the "majors." From the Civil War until Branch Rickey signed Jackie Robinson in 1945, baseball was a segregated sport, and the Monarchs were the premier black team
By Annabel French. 2023
Buy this gorgeous, feel good and heartwarming romance for a slice of escapism to the Swiss alps! Christmas magic at…the turn of a page... 'Transports you right to the heart of the most magical Christmas – a snow covered chalet, a lovely community and a gorgeous tummy flip worthy man.' Real Reader Review, Life has gone a little bit downhill for Naomi Winters... Ever since her ex-husband Ollie filed for a divorce last Christmas, Naomi is a self-confessed scrooge. She hates her job, has exactly zero hobbies, and on top of that she's all alone this holiday season. Spurred on by her best-friend Mia – who has invited her to spend Christmas at her snow-kissed Chateau in the Swiss Alps – she decides it's time for change. But, when she arrives, she's shocked to see Mia's big brother Gabriel. It's been fifteen years since they last saw eachother, forcing her to face memories she'd rather forget. As Naomi grapples with getting her life back on track, she throws herself into various festive activities, and she can't seem to escape Gabriel this time... Will he manage to thaw her icy heart, or is she on a downward slope to disappointment? Escape to the Swiss Alps with this festive, feel-good novel! Full of warmth and romance, it's perfect for fans of Lucy Coleman, Karen Swan and Katie Fforde. Readers love Christmas at the Chateau: 'So cute that I cried along with Naomi! A lovely winter read.' Real Reader Review, 'The star of the book was the scenery – the soft powdery snow, the crisp pine trees, the fairy lights twinkling, the smell of the hot chocolate. I loved this book! It was gorgeous, festive and romantic.' Real Reader Review, 'An absolutely delightful novel, wonderful characters, glorious Swiss setting and all the trimmings of a white Christmas.' Real Reader Review, 'This is such a lovely book, exactly the kind I need at Christmas!' Real Reader Review, 'The perfect book to get lost in for a few hours and to get you feeling Christmassy! ??' Real Reader Review, 'Perfect read for curling up on the sofa with a blanket and a decadent hot chocolate. This is definitely a winner.' Real Reader Review, 'A beautifully written heartwarming romance that transports you right to the heart of the most magical Christmas – a snow covered chalet, a lovely community and a gorgeous tummy flip worthy man.' Real Reader Review, 'A perfect piece of romantic, cosy Christmas escapism' Real Reader Review, 'As comforting as a roaring fire on a freezing cold day – not one to be missed.' Real Reader Review, 'With a picturesque setting and the promise of a potential romance rekindling, this is a gorgeous second-chance love story.' Real Reader Review
'I have seen the player who will inherit my place in Argentine football and his name is Messi' Diego MaradonaFULLY…UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE 2022 WORLD CUP TRIUMPH & MESSI'S TRANSFER TO INTER MIAMI As Lionel Messi raised the World Cup triumphantly into the air, the world watched on in awe. Messi's final peak conquered; his final dream achieved. It was the fairy tale ending to a glittering career. Yet despite delivering Argentina their third World Cup, Messi's time at Paris Saint-Germain came to a dramatic conclusion, and Miami awaited the Argentinian legend. Guillem Balagué has had unprecedented access to Messi's inner circle including the player himself: his coaches, team-mates and family. From tracing the origins of Messi's precocious talent in Rosario, Argentina, to chronicling his peerless seventeen-season career at Barcelona, and his tumultuous Parisian adventure, Guillem takes us behind-the-scenes of Messi's World Cup triumph and his long-desired move to the MLS. This is an epic, authoritative and compelling account of an enigmatic footballing genius. 'I can tell my grandkids one day that I coached Lionel Messi' Pep Guardiola
Running Up the Mountain: Northern Arizona Altitude, Lumberjack Attitude, and the Building of a Distance Dynasty
By Matt Baxter, Ron Mann. 2023
"An inspirational and intimate story well told."–Pete Pfitzinger, two-time Olympian"NAU and Flagstaff represent our sport at its best."–Meb Keflezighi, 2014…Boston Marathon winner In a remote Arizona mountain town more than half a century ago, a collegiate dynasty was born. Northern Arizona University learned about excellence in the altitude mecca of Flagstaff, a training ground for generations of legendary runners. But this school with no traditional powerhouse credentials fought to build momentum and a culture of success over decades before finally exploding to become the country's preeminent distance-running team. Authored by three-time cross country All-American Matt Baxter and Hall of Fame coach Ron Mann, the book authentically captures NAU's humble origins and growing pains, culminating in an insider's perspective that will delight running fans.Running Up the Mountain is a moving portrait of an elite squad with colorful characters fighting to reach the summit of their sport amid the pressure of intense rivalries and the jarring impact of COVID-19. From quaint beginnings to national champs, grit and commitment endure as defining features . . . when you're running with the Lumberjacks.
By Christoph Raschka, Björn Kliem. 2023
Stehen Sie als Arzt kurz vor Ende der Zusatz-Weiterbildung oder wollen Sie in der Sportmedizin arbeiten?Dann können Sie Ihr Wissen…mit diesem Taschenbuch optimal überprüfen! Über 1000 Fragen mit offenen und teilweise sehr ausführlichen Antworten bringen Sie auf den aktuellen Stand von Themen der Sportmedizin, wie z. B. Energiebereitstellung, Leistungsdiagnostik, Sportkardiologie, Sportorthopädie, Rehabilitation, Sporternährung, Höhenphysiologie, Tauchmedizin und vielem mehr. Mit diesem Buch können Sie sich systematisch und selbstständig auf die mündliche Abschlussprüfung vorbereiten. Die Fragen orientieren sich am Weiterbildungsinhalt der Zusatz-Weiterbildung Sportmedizin (WBO 2020) sowie dem (Muster-)Kursbuch Sportmedizin der BÄK. Die Fragen und Antworten wurden so formuliert, wie sie in einer mündlichen Prüfung vorkommen können bzw. sollten. So erhalten Sie Sicherheit bezüglich der Grundlagen der Sportmedizin, der spezifischen sportmedizinischen Aspekte, der Sportmedizin bei Erkrankungen und bezüglich der praktischen sportärztlichen Tätigkeit in der Praxis oder am Spielfeldrand.
Each article in this anthology is by a professional writer, although not all are sports writers. For instance, humorist Dave…Barry analyzes pro basketball with his barroom companions, while poet Sydney Lea relates happy hours spent hunting grouse. The emphasis is on star players, such as Roger Maris and Brett Hull, even though some stories depict activities such as bird-watching or attending a rodeo. Strong language and violence
By Izaak Walton. 1988
First published in 1653, this famous discourse on the fine points of fishing is also an essay on the virtues…of rural solitude and contemplation. In the dialog between Piscator (fisherman) and Venator (hunter), praise is given to companionship, song, and other simple pleasures of life
By Wayne Gretzky. 1990
The "Great One" chronicles his first three decades, with the help of a Sports Illustrated writer. The Canadian hockey player…learned to skate on a backyard rink at two and went on to a career capped by numerous awards, including the Stanley Cup with the Edmonton Oilers, before he was traded to the Los Angeles Kings. Gretzky also discusses his youth, his family life, and his marriage to a Hollywood actress