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Sports & outdoor recreation

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The Scouting Guide to Basic Knots: An Officially-Licensed Boy Scouts of America Handbook More Than 50 Essential Knots for Climbing, Camping, Hiking, Fishing, and Boating

The Scouting Guide to Basic Knots: An Officially-Licensed Boy Scouts of America Handbook More Than 50 Essential Knots for Climbing, Camping, Hiking, Fishing, and Boating

Author: The Boy Scouts of America Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Be Prepared. For Life. (R) In The Scouting Guide to Basic Knots, current Scouts, Scout alumni, and anyone interested in the outdoors are provided with a step-by-step guide that masterfully breaks down the art of tying knots with diagrams, vivid photographs, and lessons on everything the beginner needs to know, including: Different types of knots for fishing, boating, climbing, crafts, and household uses Glossary of terms to ensure that every part of the knot-tying process is easy to learn Selecting the right knot materials for every purpose Developing your own tying style And so much more! Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The BSA is committed to training youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities.

Fire in Paradise An American Tragedy

Fire in Paradise An American Tragedy

Author: Alastair (The Guardian) Gee, Dani (The Guardian) Anguiano Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2020

On November 8, 2018, the ferocious Camp Fire laid waste to almost the entire town of Paradise, California, a community of 27,000 people. At least 85 died, images of the fire transfixed viewers across the world and the resulting devastation yielded a humanitarian crisis that continues to unfold. Written by a pair of Bay Area reporters who covered the story and its aftermath extensively, Fire in Paradise is a fast-paced narrative of the disaster based on hundreds of in-depth interviews with residents, firefighters, police and scientific experts. Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano capture an historic event; explore the reasons behind the increasing frequency and force of wildfires in our time and describe the moving efforts to raise Paradise from the ruins.

Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics Open Access

Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics Open Access

Author: Barbara Holthus Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

This book situates the 2020 Tokyo Olympics within the social, economic and political challenges facing contemporary Japan. Using the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a lens into the city and the country as a whole, the stellar line up of contributors offer hidden insights and new perspectives on the Games. These include city planning, cultural politics, financial issues, language use, security, education, volunteerism and construction work. The chapters then go on to explore the many stakeholders, institutions, citizens, interest groups, and protest groups involved, and feature the struggle over Tokyo's extreme summer heat, food standards, the implementation of diversity around disabilities, sexual minorities and technological innovations. Giving short glimpses into the new Olympic sports, this book also analyses the role of these sports in Japanese society. Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics will be of huge interest to anyone attending the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. It will also be useful to students and scholars of the Olympics and the sociology of sport, as well as Japanese culture and society.

The Pittsburgh Pirates All-Time All-Stars The Best Players at Each Position for the Bucs

The Pittsburgh Pirates All-Time All-Stars The Best Players at Each Position for the Bucs

Author: David Finoli Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

Let's say you're the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, deciding which players should start in Game 7 of the World Series against the American League champs. But instead of choosing from the current roster, you have every player in the team's 131-year history in your clubhouse. Who's your starting pitcher: lefty John Candelaria, steady Bert Blyleven, Cy Young winner Doug Drabek, or crafty Rip Sewell? Who bats cleanup-hitting-machine Honus Wagner, home-run champ Ralph Kiner, Willie Pops Stargell, or the hugely talented Barry Bonds? Combining career stats, common sense, and a host of intangibles, veteran sportswriter Dave Finoli imagines an embarrassment of riches and sets the all-time All-Star Pirates lineup for the ages.

Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics Open Access

Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics Open Access

Author: Barbara Holthus Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2020

This book situates the 2020 Tokyo Olympics within the social, economic and political challenges facing contemporary Japan. Using the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a lens into the city and the country as a whole, the stellar line up of contributors offer hidden insights and new perspectives on the Games. These include city planning, cultural politics, financial issues, language use, security, education, volunteerism and construction work. The chapters then go on to explore the many stakeholders, institutions, citizens, interest groups, and protest groups involved, and feature the struggle over Tokyo's extreme summer heat, food standards, the implementation of diversity around disabilities, sexual minorities and technological innovations. Giving short glimpses into the new Olympic sports, this book also analyses the role of these sports in Japanese society. Japan Through the Lens of the Tokyo Olympics will be of huge interest to anyone attending the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. It will also be useful to students and scholars of the Olympics and the sociology of sport, as well as Japanese culture and society.

Understanding the Olympics

Understanding the Olympics

Author: John Horne, Garry Whannel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020

How did the Olympics evolve into a multi-national phenomenon? How can the Olympics help us to understand the relationship between sport and society? What will be the impact and legacy of the Olympics after Tokyo in 2020? Understanding the Olympics answers all these questions by exploring the social, cultural, political, historical and economic context of the Games. This thoroughly revised and updated edition discusses recent attempts at future proofing by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the face of growing global anti-Olympic activism, the changing geo-political context within which the Olympics take place, and the Olympic histories of the next three cities to host the Games - Tokyo (2020), Paris (2024) and Los Angeles (2028) - as well as the legacy of the London (2012) Olympics. For the first time, this new edition introduces the reader to the emergence of 'other Games' associated with the IOC - the Winter Olympics, the Paralympics, and the Youth Olympics. It also features a full Olympic history timeline, many new photographs, refreshed suggestions for further reading, and revised illustrations. The most up-to-date and authoritative textbook available on the Olympic Games, Understanding the Olympics is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the Olympics or the wider relationship between sport and society.

Understanding the Olympics

Understanding the Olympics

Author: John Horne, Garry Whannel Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2020

How did the Olympics evolve into a multi-national phenomenon? How can the Olympics help us to understand the relationship between sport and society? What will be the impact and legacy of the Olympics after Tokyo in 2020? Understanding the Olympics answers all these questions by exploring the social, cultural, political, historical and economic context of the Games. This thoroughly revised and updated edition discusses recent attempts at future proofing by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the face of growing global anti-Olympic activism, the changing geo-political context within which the Olympics take place, and the Olympic histories of the next three cities to host the Games - Tokyo (2020), Paris (2024) and Los Angeles (2028) - as well as the legacy of the London (2012) Olympics. For the first time, this new edition introduces the reader to the emergence of 'other Games' associated with the IOC - the Winter Olympics, the Paralympics, and the Youth Olympics. It also features a full Olympic history timeline, many new photographs, refreshed suggestions for further reading, and revised illustrations. The most up-to-date and authoritative textbook available on the Olympic Games, Understanding the Olympics is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the Olympics or the wider relationship between sport and society.

The Unofficial Lego Builder's Guide, 3rd Edition

The Unofficial Lego Builder's Guide, 3rd Edition

Author: Allan Bedford, Joe Meno Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

The Routledge Handbook of Pediatric Physical Activity

The Routledge Handbook of Pediatric Physical Activity

Author: Timothy A. Brusseau Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2020

Over the past three decades the study of pediatric physical inactivity has become a public health concern. The decreases in physical activity have been associated with obesity and numerous hypokinetic diseases. In accordance with this public health concern, the study of pediatric physical activity has become a central part of research in the health and exercise science fields. The Routledge Handbook of Pediatric Physical Activity is the first book to survey the full depth and breadth of the issues facing this field. Bringing together many of the world's experts and practitioners, the book helps to develop an understanding of the underlying issues related to pediatric physical activity as well as the role physical activity plays on cognitive, psychomotor, and social aspects of childhood. The book addresses issues with physical activity measurement and discuss wide ranging aspects of physical activity interventions. With more emphasis than ever on physical activity, this book makes an important contribution to the scholar and practitioners working in the pediatric physical activity This is the first single text on the state of current knowledge related to pediatric physical activity or which offers a comprehensive guide to students and academics on these subjects The Routledge Handbook of Pediatric Physical Activity is key reading for all advanced students, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers with an interest in Physical Activity, youth sport, public health matters, sport studies or physical education.

Water Sports at the Paralympics

Water Sports at the Paralympics

Author: Matt Bowers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2020

The Paralympics are here and there's so much to see! From fast paced team sports to intense individual races, the world's best athletes with disabilities come together to compete in Olympic-style games. High-impact photography will keep readers engaged while learning about athletes who compete for a gold medal. A photo-illustrated book for elementary readers about Paralympic swimming, canoe, and rowing events. Includes descriptions of each of these men's and women's water sports. Readers will be introduced to some rules and how they differ from their Olympic counterpart. Includes Q&A features, table of contents, photo captions, glossary, further resources, and index.

Wheelchair Sports at the Paralympics

Wheelchair Sports at the Paralympics

Author: Matt Bowers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2020

The Paralympics are here and there's so much to see! From fast paced team sports to intense individual races, the world's best athletes with disabilities come together to compete in Olympic-style games. High-impact photography will keep readers engaged while learning about athletes who compete for a gold medal. A photo-illustrated book for elementary readers about Paralympic basketball, tennis, rugby, and fencing events. Includes descriptions of each of these men's and women's wheelchair sports. Readers will be introduced to some rules and how they differ from their Olympic counterpart. Includes Q&A features, table of contents, photo captions, glossary, further resources, and index.

Sport, Welfare and Social Policy in the European Union

Sport, Welfare and Social Policy in the European Union

Author: Nicola Rinaldo (University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy) Porro Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2020

Sport is often seen as an indicator of the civic maturity of a community, an aspect of the rights of citizens to health, education and social integration. This book examines the relationships between participation in sport and physical activity, and welfare policies across Europe. It argues that the success of campaigns for the promotion of sport depend on the existence of dedicated welfare policies promoted by the European states and explores variations in cultural models and structures of governance across Europe. Addressing the function of supranational institutions such as the EU as well as voluntary networks, the book illuminates key issues in European societies such as migration, financial austerity and Brexit as they relate to sport policy. This is important reading for scholars and students in the fields of European sport and physical activity, sociology, political science and organisational analysis, as well as operators and managers of the sport systems involved in advanced training programmes.