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Sports & outdoor recreation

See below for a selection of the latest books from Sports & outdoor recreation category. Presented with a red border are the Sports & outdoor recreation books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Sports & outdoor recreation books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Feelings in Sport

Feelings in Sport

Author: Montse C. Ruiz Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/09/2020

Feeling states including emotional experiences are pervasive to human functioning. Feeling states deeply influence the individual's effort, attention, decision making, memory, behavioural responses, and interpersonal interactions. The sporting environment offers an ideal setting for the development of research questions and applied interventions to improve the well-being and well-functioning of the people involved. This ground-breaking book is the first to offer cutting-edge knowledge about contemporary theoretical, methodological, and applied issues with the contributions of leading researchers and practitioners in the field. Feeling states in sports are comprehensively covered by adopting an international and multi-disciplinary perspective. Section I covers most relevant conceptual frameworks including emotion-centred and action-centred approaches, challenge and threat evaluations, an evolutionary approach to emotions, and the role of passion in the experience of emotion. Section II focuses on interpersonal aspects related to emotions and regulation encompassing social and interpersonal emotion influence and regulation, social identity and group-based emotions, and performance experiences in teams. Section III presents applied indications surrounding emotional intelligence training, and emotional regulation strategies including imagery, self-talk, the use of music, mindfulness, motor skills execution under pressure, self-regulation in endurance sports, and the use of technology. Finally, Section IV examines issues related to athlete well-being including the role of emotions in sport injury, emotional eating, and mental recovery. Feelings in Sport: Theory, Research, and Practical Implications for Performance and Well-being is an essential source for sport psychology practitioners, researchers, sports coaches, undergraduate, and postgraduate students.

The Scouting Guide to Basic Knots: An Officially-Licensed Boy Scouts of America Handbook

The Scouting Guide to Basic Knots: An Officially-Licensed Boy Scouts of America Handbook

Author: The Boy Scouts of America Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2020

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.

Female Fans, Gender Relations and Football Fandom

Female Fans, Gender Relations and Football Fandom

This book assesses the transformation of football fan culture from a gender perspective. Referring to the notions of homosociality, hegemonic masculinity, and performative perspectives on gender and fandom, it investigates the processes of women entering the world of football fandom. Drawing on multidimensional qualitative and quantitative research, the book analyses different aspects of female fandom, such as women's socialisation to be a fan, building their sense of fan identity, ways of performing fandom, and gender. Also, it explores the response of male fans by shedding light on the sense-making process of a growing number of female fans in the stands and its consequences for prevailingly male football culture. This study stands out for its richness and diversity of empirical material used in order to make a significant contribution to our understanding of social dynamics related to the changing nature of female football fandom. The book is fascinating reading for researchers and students in a broad range of areas, including gender studies, sociology of sport, football, women's studies and Central Eastern European studies. It is also a valuable resource for scholars, and football and club authorities who have an interest in understanding the development of female football fandom and its impact on the male fandom community.

Leisure Communities

Leisure Communities

Author: Troy D. (University of Waterloo, Canada) Glover Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/09/2020

This book analyses the concept of community by critically exploring its many manifestations in leisure. It unpacks patterns of mutuality, collective expression and belonging as they emerge through interaction, shared narrative, and practice. Recognising that our experiences of being in common and being in leisure require rethinking in a changed modernity, the book illustrates the myriad ways that leisure communities take form and shape in the current economic, political, and ideological moment. It highlights how changing societal expectations, economic conditions, technological innovations, and ideological shifts set the stage for a reformulation of social relations and emergence of new leisure-based social groupings. The authors question how to make sense of new social expressions, at times offering unexpected and completely new ways of theorizing community. Global in richness and scope, the book offers a rich and composite view regarding how to take up and theorize leisure in relation to the multiple dimensions of community. It will inspire a new generation of readers in a broad range of areas across the social sciences, including sociology, community studies, leisure studies, and planning.

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Sport

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Sport

Author: Paul M. (University of the Sunshine Coast,Maroochydore, Australia,) Salmon Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2020

Sport is an integral part of society, playing a key role in human health and well-being, and cultural, political and economic development. As sport is becoming more complex, competitive, diverse, and increasingly reliant on technology, HFE theories, methods, and principles are progressively being applied to help understand and optimize sports systems. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Sport: Applications and Future Directions showcases the latest in sports HFE research and practice. Including contributions from both HFE and sports science researchers, it provides a collection of state-of-the-art studies, reviews and commentaries covering sports and sporting issues. This book is an excellent resource for all academics and students in general. It provides updated theoretical foundations and applications that conceive a world where everything is connected and embedded in technology that allows us to capture, process and visualise actions and interactions, also at transdisciplinary levels. Professor Jaime Sampaio, Head of the Research Center in Sports Sciences, Health and Human Development (CIDESD), University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal With the changing nature of work comes an ever-greater focus on leisure. Sport is a major dimension of this crucial form of human activity. Now comes Salmon and his colleagues who have assembled a panoply of world leaders who each provide their own individual perspectives on this intriguing world. Their emphasis on the human factors and ergonomics of these activities brings us new and exciting insights. A great read for the specialist and generalist alike. Professor Peter Hancock, Pegasus Professor, Provost Distinguished Research Professor and Trustee Chair, University of Central Florida, USA. Finally, the complexity of sports and health is being considered in full. This book challenges contemporary thinking toward the prevention of injuries in sports, and provides tangible solutions to help our field into a new decade. Professor Evert Verhagen, Amsterdam Collaboration on Health and Safety in Sports & Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Center

Feelings in Sport

Feelings in Sport

Author: Montse C. Ruiz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

Feeling states including emotional experiences are pervasive to human functioning. Feeling states deeply influence the individual's effort, attention, decision making, memory, behavioural responses, and interpersonal interactions. The sporting environment offers an ideal setting for the development of research questions and applied interventions to improve the well-being and well-functioning of the people involved. This ground-breaking book is the first to offer cutting-edge knowledge about contemporary theoretical, methodological, and applied issues with the contributions of leading researchers and practitioners in the field. Feeling states in sports are comprehensively covered by adopting an international and multi-disciplinary perspective. Section I covers most relevant conceptual frameworks including emotion-centred and action-centred approaches, challenge and threat evaluations, an evolutionary approach to emotions, and the role of passion in the experience of emotion. Section II focuses on interpersonal aspects related to emotions and regulation encompassing social and interpersonal emotion influence and regulation, social identity and group-based emotions, and performance experiences in teams. Section III presents applied indications surrounding emotional intelligence training, and emotional regulation strategies including imagery, self-talk, the use of music, mindfulness, motor skills execution under pressure, self-regulation in endurance sports, and the use of technology. Finally, Section IV examines issues related to athlete well-being including the role of emotions in sport injury, emotional eating, and mental recovery. Feelings in Sport: Theory, Research, and Practical Implications for Performance and Well-being is an essential source for sport psychology practitioners, researchers, sports coaches, undergraduate, and postgraduate students.

Sport, Film and National Culture

Sport, Film and National Culture

Author: Sean (National University of Ireland, Galway) Crosson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2020

Sport and film have historically been key components of national cultures and societies. This is the first collection dedicated to examining the intersection of these popular cultural forces within specific national contexts. Covering films of all types, from Hollywood blockbusters to regional documentaries and newsreels, the book considers how filmic depictions of sport have configured and informed distinctive national cultures, societies and identities. Featuring case studies from eleven national contexts across six continents - including North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania - it reveals the common and contrasting approaches that have emerged within sport cinema in differing national contexts. This is fascinating and important reading for all students and researchers working in film, media, cultural studies or sport, and for broader enthusiasts of both sport and film.

American Sports and the Great War

American Sports and the Great War

Author: Peter C. Stewart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2020

Drawing on newspaper accounts, college yearbooks and the recollections of veterans, this book examines the impact of World War I on sports in the U.S. As young men entered the military in large numbers, many colleges initially considered suspending athletics but soon turned to the idea of using sports to build morale and physical readiness. Recruits, mostly in their twenties, ended up playing more baseball and football than they would have in peacetime. Though most college athletes volunteered for military duty, others replaced them so that the reduction of competition was not severe. Pugilism gained participants as several million men learned how to box.

Skateboarding and Femininity

Skateboarding and Femininity

Author: Dani Abulhawa Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2020

Skateboarding and Femininity explores and highlights the value of femininity both within skateboarding and wider culture. This book examines skateboarding's relationship to gender politics through a consideration of the personal politics connected to individual skateboarders, the social-spatial arenas in which skateboarding takes place, and by understanding the performance of tricks and symbolic movements as part of gender-based power dynamics. Dani Abulhawa anaylses the discursive frameworks connected to skateboarding philanthropic projects and how these operate through gendered tropes. Through the author's work with skateboarding charity SkatePal, this book offers an alternative way of recognising the value of skateboarding philanthropy projects, proposing a move toward a more open and explorative somatic practice perspective.

Total Heart Rate Training

Total Heart Rate Training

Author: Joe Friel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2020

Sports Betting For Dummies

Sports Betting For Dummies

Author: Swain Scheps Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2020

The sports gambling book you can bet on Sports betting combines America's national pastime (sports) with its national passion (gambling). In the U.S., more than a third of the population bets on at least one sporting event every year. With the recent lifting of the federal ban on sports gambling, states are pushing legislation to take advantage of the new potential source of revenue. The best sports betting books are data driven, statistically honest, and offer ways to take action. Sports Betting For Dummies will cover the basics, as well as delving into more nuanced topics. You'll find all the need-to-know information on types of bets, statistics, handicapping fundamentals, and more. Betting on football, basketball, baseball, and other sports Betting on special events, such as the Superbowl or the Olympics Money management Betting on the internet With handy tips, tricks, and tools, Sports Betting For Dummies shows you how to place the right bet at the right time--to get the right payoff.

Lofted

Lofted

Author: William Watt Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2020

Lofted puts a new spin on the widely played and loved game of golf--traversing the world in search of authentic golfing experiences. A visual adventure for the modern golfer, Lofted will transport you far and wide through the world of golf. Lofted takes you on a journey of discovery with stunning photography and words featuring golf experiences across the globe, including classic courses in Wisconsin, the remote islands of Scotland's Outer Hebrides, a magical Malaysian course in a tropical paradise, the foothills of the Himalayas and the windswept King Island in the Bass Strait off the coast of Australia. From the design of the bunkers and doglegged tees to the art of mindfulness in the great outdoors--the unexpected stories and images in Lofted will challenge your perceptions of golf.