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By Bernard S. Brown. 2022
Do snakes and salamanders fascinate you or make you squeamish? Have you ever listened closely to the birds chirping in…your neighborhood? Can you identify the flowers growing in Philadelphia’s urban parks? (Moreover, are the mushrooms safe to eat?) Exploring Philly Nature is amateur naturalist, urban herper,* and Grid contributor Bernard Brown’s handy guide to experiencing the flora and fauna in Philly. This compact illustrated volume contains 52 activities from birding, (squirrel) fishing, and basement bug-hunting to joining a frog call survey and visiting a mussel hatchery. Brown encourages kids (as well as their parents) to connect with the natural world close to home. Each entry contains information on where and when to participate, what you will need (even if it is only patience), and tips on clubs and organizations to contact for access. The city and its environs contain a multitude of species from the lichen that grows on gravestones or trees to nocturnal animals like opossums, bats, and raccoons. Exploring Philly Nature is designed to get readers eager to discover, observe, and learn more about the concrete jungle that is Philadelphia.
By Argyro Elisavet Manoli. 2023
This book takes an important step forward in showing how Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) have been applied within the English…Premier League (EPL) – arguably the most commercialised and watched sport league in the world – and how it can and should be utilised in the context of other sports properties. Drawing on cutting-edge empirical research, the book offers a detailed view into the marketing communications practices of EPL clubs (such as brand management and communications alignment), the football clubs’ practitioners’ perspectives of IMC and the integration processes taking place within the clubs. It examines the key marketing communications practices that strategic IMC entails, including marketing strategies and goals, cross-functional communication, external communication management and brand management, and helps researchers and practitioners to understand how IMC can have the maximum positive impact on the brand of an organisation, by managing their content, channels, stakeholders and results. This book is fascinating reading for any researcher, advanced student or practitioner with an interest in sport management, the business of football, sport marketing or innovative approaches to marketing and business communications in other commercial spheres.
By Elizabeth Marshall Thomas. 2006
This follow-up to the author's 1959 work The Harmless People (RC 27489) describes the fate of the Bushmen living in…Africa's Kalahari Desert, whose hunter-gatherer way of life--which she believes was preserved for thirty-five thousand years--was ended by modernization and governmental interference in the 1970s and 1980s. 2006
By Sally Cook, James Charlton, Ross MacDonald. 2007
Brief history of the American sport of baseball. Describes changes in the equipment and uniforms, including team colors, numbered jerseys,…gloves, and chest protectors. Discusses various rules and examples of cheating. Features baseball terms, playing fields, and star athletes. For grades 3-6. 2007
By Michael McKinley. 2006
A history of ice hockey, a sport that originated in Canada and is now played at the Olympics. Discusses the…development of the game, match details, outstanding players, and major trophies. Focuses on men's leagues and the NHL, with mention of women's hockey. For grades 5-8. 2006
By Elwyn Hartley Edwards, Matthew Roberts, Judith Draper. 2006
Provides information on the proper housing, feeding, grooming, and riding of horses and ponies--from boots and bedding to saddles and…stables. Features breeds commonly found in Britain and focuses on English-style riding and tack. Includes useful tips and safety points. For grades 3-6. 2006
By Todd Roll. 2014
Pedal Portland is the ultimate guide for riding like a local. Portland is beautiful, and the ever-expanding bike infrastructure makes…for safe and pleasant riding. And it is a city full of bicyclists: 40 percent of residents bike recreationally and nearly 10 percent commute daily on bike. No wonder Bicycling magazine regularly names it one of the top cities to bike in America!Pedal Portland celebrates the city’s passion for pedaling in an accessible, fun, and family-friendly way with rides that explore the most interesting parts of the city, from north to northwest to northeast, southwest to southeast, and the surrounding areas like Beaverton and Vancouver. The rides are accessible to anyone with a bike and range from eight to twelve miles but can be shortened by taking advantage of the city’s bike-friendly public transportation. Each route features a scavenger hunt that highlights the quirky and interesting sites along the way and includes tips on where to eat, drink, and stop to appreciate the view.
By Thomas Schwartz, Pete Magill, Melissa Breyer, Dr Armando Siqueiros. 2015
“The best running book ever.” —Bob Anderson, founder of Runner’s WorldWhether you're a miler or an ultramarathoner, if you want…a fit, fast, and injury-resistant running body, there's a better way to train than relentlessly pursuing mileage. This easy-to-use workout manual draws on the latest research in running physiology to target all the components that go into every stride—including muscles, connective tissue, cardiovascular fitness, energy production, the nervous system, hormones, and the brain. With the breakthrough whole-body training program in Build Your Running Body, runners will improve their times, run longer and more comfortably, and reduce injury.With more than 150 workouts—from weightlifting and cross-training to resistance exercises and plyometrics—fine-tuned to individual skill levels and performance goals, PLUS: • 393 photos that make it easy to follow every step of every workout • 10 training programs to help runners of all levels integrate the total-body plan into their daily routines • Interviews with leading runners, exercise scientists, and coaches—learn how elite runners train today • Race strategy for the crucial weeks leading up to the competition and through to the finish line • Exercises to prevent injury and rehabilitate common running ailments • Seasoned insight on barefoot running, the pros and cons of stretching, and other hot-button topics • Nutrition guidance on carbs, proteins, fats, and weight loss • More than 30 recipes to speed recovery and cement fitness gains • Beginners' guidelines every step of the way • Valuable tips on proper apparel, tracking your progress, and more!
By Cynthia Trowbridge, Cheryl M. Ferris. 2023
The Eighth Edition of Concepts of Athletic Training focuses on the care and management of sport and activity related injuries…while presenting key concepts in a comprehensive, logically sequential manner that will assist future professionals in making the correct decisions when confronted with an activity-related injury or illness in their scope of practice
By Joe Posnanski. 2007
Kansas City sportswriter accompanies ninety-three-year-old former Negro League veteran Buck O'Neil to baseball games for a year. O'Neil reminisces about…his teammates and his career as a player, a scout, and the first African American coach in the Majors. Some strong language. 2007
By Dave Caldwell. 2006
Discusses the history of stock-car racing and its emergence as a popular sport. Highlights famous drivers and the work of…their crews and covers important races. Describes the danger involved in the sport and technological advances being made to improve safety. For junior and senior high readers. 2006
By Matthew McGough. 2005
Lawyer recalls his two seasons as a batboy for the New York Yankees in 1992 and 1993. Describes his experiences…and responsibilities, including cleaning sinks and fetching equipment; enduring players' demands; meeting girls; interacting with his heroes; and nearly failing high school because of his job. Some strong language. 2005
By Tony Dungy, Nathan Whitaker. 2007
Autobiography of the first African American coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl win, taking the Indianapolis Colts…to victory in 2007. Dungy describes the priorities and attitudes that contributed to his winning experiences and emphasizes putting God and family first. Bestseller. 2007
By Richard Lieberman. 2001
It was bad enough when popular offensive line coach Joe Moore sued the University of Notre Dame for age discrimination--but…matters got much worse when the lawsuit uncovered disquieting evidence of unethical and inappropriate conduct in a football program widely regarded as a model of probity. This is the dramatic story of that explosive lawsuit, which tarnished Notre Dame's burnished football image: the winner of eleven national titles; the home of legends Knute Rockne, the Gipper and the Four Horsemen; the subject of innumerable books and films--Notre Dame football has been idealized as everything that is good and right about American sports competition and, indeed, about America itself. This riveting story begins in November 1996, when Bob Davie is hired as head coach to replace the beloved Lou Holtz. In one of his first-and most fateful-executive decisions, Davie fires 64 year old Joe Moore because--as Davie puts it--he needs someone younger for the job. Attorney Rick Lieberman takes on Joe Moore's case and in this absorbing book he describes the trial and the enormous tensions to which litigants like Joe Moore are subject. This is a David and Goliath story in which the Notre Dame attorneys attempt to destroy Joe Moore's reputation as both a coach and a man. In the process, Davie's own background comes under close scrutiny as a reporter's investigation reveals some damning evidence. And as the trial proceeds, Notre Dame's football program is shown to be rife with legal improprieties and inappropriate behavior involving both coaches and administrators. Anyone interested in sports, in the law, in stories of blatant injustice--and in Notre Dame--will find Personal Foul a fascinating, revealing and memorable read.
By Arnold Schwarzenegger. 1977
Five-time Mr. Universe, seven-time Mr. Olympia, and Mr. World, Arnold Schwarzenegger is the name in bodybuilding. Here is his classic…bestselling autobiography, which explains how the "Austrian Oak" came to the sport of bodybuilding and aspired to be the star he has become. "I still remember that first visit to the bodybuilding gym. I had never seen anyone lifting weights before. Those guys were huge and brutal....The weight lifters shone with sweat; they were powerful looking, Herculean. And there it was before me -- my life, the answer I'd been seeking. It clicked. It was something I suddenly just seemed to reach out and find, as if I'd been crossing a suspended bridge and finally stepped off onto solid ground." Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold shares his fitness and training secrets -- demonstrating with a comprehensive step-by-step program and dietary hints how to use bodybuilding for better health. His program includes a special four-day regimen of specific exercises to develop individual muscle groups -- each exercise illustrated with photos of Arnold in action. For fans and would-be bodybuilders, this is Arnold in his own words.
A memoir of hard lessons learned in the racially segregated and sometimes outright racist NBA of the early &‘60s by…celebrated NBA player and the first Black Coach of the Year, Ray Scott. Introduced by Earl "the Pearl" Monroe.&“There&’s a basic insecurity with Black guys my size,&” Scott writes. &“We can&’t hide and everybody turns to stare when we walk down the street. … Whites believe that their culture is superior to African-American culture. ... We don&’t accept many of [their] answers, but we have to live with them.&” Ray Scott was part of the early wave of Black NBA players like Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and later Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who literally changed how the game of professional basketball is played—leading to the tremendously popular financial blockbuster the NBA is today. Scott was a celebrated 6&’9&” forward/center after being chosen by the Detroit Pistons as the #4 pick of the 1961 NBA draft, and then again after he was named head coach of the Pistons in October 1972, winning Coach of the Year in the spring of 1974—the first black man ever to capture that honor. Scott&’s is a story of quiet persistence, hard work, and, most of all, respect. He credits the mentorship of NBA player and coach Earl Lloyd, and talks about fellow Philly native Wilt Chamberlain and friends Muhammad Ali and Aretha Franklin, among many others. Ray has lived through one of the most turbulent times in our nation&’s history, especially the time of assassinations of so many Black leaders at the end of the 1960s. Through it all, his voice remains quiet and measured, transcending all the sorrows with his steadiness and positive attitude. This is his story, told in collaboration with the great basketball writer, former college player and CBA coach Charley Rosen.
By Patrick Moser. 2022
The mixed-race Hawaiian athlete George Freeth brought surfing to Venice, California, in 1907. Over the next twelve years, Freeth taught…Southern Californians to surf and swim while creating a modern lifeguard service that transformed the beach into a destination for fun, leisure, and excitement. Patrick Moser places Freeth’s inspiring life story against the rise of the Southern California beach culture he helped shape and define. Freeth made headlines with his rescue of seven fishermen, an act of heroism that highlighted his innovative lifeguarding techniques. But he also founded California's first surf club and coached both male and female athletes, including Olympic swimming champion and “father of modern surfing” Duke Kahanamoku. Often in financial straits, Freeth persevered as a teacher and lifeguarding pioneer--building a legacy that endured long after his death during the 1919 influenza pandemic. A compelling merger of biography and sports history, Surf and Rescue brings to light the forgotten figure whose novel way of seeing the beach sparked the imaginations of people around the world.
By Teri Thompson, Michael O'Keeffe. 2007
Colleagues at the New York Daily News investigate sports memorabilia--specifically a near-perfect 1909 baseball card of Pittsburgh Pirates player Honus…Wagner. Explores the ethics and business dealings of the collectibles industry, details Wagner's career, and examines suspicions of fraud when the card sold for $2.35 million in 2007. 2007
By Dorothy Hamill. 2007
1976 Olympic gold medalist Dorothy Hamill, at fifty, describes both her figure-skating career and her personal life in this memoir.…Details her great success on the ice as well as her struggles with two adulterous husbands, money problems, and a family history of depression. 2007
By Grant Hill. 2022
The full, frank story of a remarkable life&’s journey—to the pinnacle of success as a basketball player, icon, and entrepreneur,…to the depths of personal trauma and back, to a place of flourishing and peace—made possible above all by a family&’s love Grant Hill always had game. His choice of college was a subject of national interest, and his arrival at Duke University cemented the program&’s arrival at the top. In his freshman year, he led the team to its first NCAA championship, and three championship appearances in four years. His Duke career produced some of the most iconic moments in college basketball history, and Coach K proved to be a lifelong mentor. Later, as one of the NBA&’s best players and a new face of the Detroit Pistons franchise, Hill was the first person with the potential to give Michael Jordan a run for his money, not just as a player but as a brand. His $45 million rookie contract was almost the least of it. He turned down Nike for Fila, and soon Method Man and Tupac Shakur were wearing his shoes. Hill writes candidly about all of it, including the transactional impermanence of life in the league and the isolation caused by his growing fame. His parents and friends helped ground him, and eventually he met a gifted musician named Tamia. The love he found with her and the arrival of their two beautiful daughters would be his rock as a brutal and mysterious injury sidelined him, coinciding with his wife&’s own serious health struggles. With openness and insight, Hill relates his entire path, including post-career highlights like his Hall of Fame induction, co-ownership of the Atlanta Hawks, the directorship of the USA Basketball Men&’s National Team, and even a yearly gig calling the Final Four. Hill&’s father, Calvin, used to tell him that there were always a lot of reasons but never any excuses, and Game is a distillation of a lifetime&’s effort to understand the reasons—the good and the bad. At his hardest moments, Hill sought out wisdom from others, stories of inspiration and overcoming obstacles. Now, with Game , he has returned the favor