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Sports & outdoor recreation

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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 Paralympic Sports

Water Sports at the Paralympics Paralympic Sports

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

Wheelchair Sports at the Paralympics Paralympic Sports

Wheelchair Sports at the Paralympics Paralympic Sports

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

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.

The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology Volume 1: Theoretical and Methodological Concepts

The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology Volume 1: Theoretical and Methodological Concepts

Author: Dieter (University FAF Munich) Hackfort Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/04/2020

The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Sport and Exercise Psychology integrates the topics of motor control, physical education, exercise, adventure, performance in sports and the performing arts, in several important ways and contexts, drawing upon diverse cultural perspectives. More than ninety overarching topics have been systematically developed by internationally renowned experts in theory, research, and practice. Each contribution delves into a thematic area with more nuanced vocabulary. The terminology drawn upon integrates traditional discourse and emerging topic matter into a state of the art two-volume set. Volume 1: Theoretical and Methodological Concepts is comprised of theoretical topic matter, spanning theories and terminology from psychology contextualized to sport and physical activity, sport psychology focused theories, and expansive discussions related to philosophy of science and methodology. Volume 2: Applied and Practical Measures draws upon practical concepts that bridge theory and research with practice. Broader issues that extend beyond sport and physical activity participants are embedded within the entries, intended to augment physical, mental, and social wellbeing. This expansive encyclopedia is a must-have resource for all professionals, scholars, and students in the fields of sport psychology and sport science.

Politics, Ideology and Football Fandom The Transformation of Modern Poland

Politics, Ideology and Football Fandom The Transformation of Modern Poland

Football fans and football culture represent a unique prism through which to view contemporary society and politics. Based on in-depth empirical research into football in Poland, this book examines how fans develop political identities and how those identities can influence the wider political culture. It surveys the turbulent history of Poland in recent decades and explores the dominant right-wing ideology on the terraces, characterised by nationalism, 'traditional' values and anti-immigrant sentiment. As one of the first book-length studies of fandom in Eastern Europe, this book makes an important contribution to our understanding of society and politics in post-Communist states. Politics, Ideology and Football Fandom is an important read for students and researchers studying sport, politics and identity, as well as those working in sports studies and political studies covering sociology of sport, globalisation studies, East European politics, ethnic studies, social movements studies, political history and nationalism studies.

Forest School Activity Cards 48 Fun Things to Do Outdoors

Forest School Activity Cards 48 Fun Things to Do Outdoors

Author: Jane Worroll, Peter Houghton Format: Kit Release Date: 14/04/2020

This is the first-ever Forest School-themed activity card deck, offering 48 games, crafts and skill-building activities to enjoy outdoors. Aimed at parents, carers, teachers and Forest School group leaders, this is a uniquely handy reference tool to tuck into a pocket and take out into the woods to inspire outdoor fun. It complements Jane Worroll & Peter Houghton's two previous books (Play the Forest School Way and A Year of Forest School), containing activities from those books in abbreviated form.The cards are grouped into four suits , each with 12 cards: Team Games (fun, high-energy games to play together); Survival Skills (working together to build dens, make fires, gather wild food and cook it); Nature Spotlight (exploring the natural world in more detail); and Forest Craft (woodland-themed makes). A booklet explains how to use the deck: forest school leaders or parents can get kids involved in leading the play (flicking through the cards and choosing an activity) and the suits will also help adults in considering how a session might be structured (with the kids getting final say looking at the cards). The booklet also gives notes on safety, the Forest School ethos, basic kit and other key need-to-knows.

The Skeptic's Guide to Sports Science Confronting Myths of the Health and Fitness Industry

The Skeptic's Guide to Sports Science Confronting Myths of the Health and Fitness Industry

Author: Nicholas B (Academy of Sport and Physical Activity, Sheffield Hallam University) Tiller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/04/2020

The global health and fitness industry is worth an estimated $4 trillion; we spend $90 billion/year on health club memberships and $100 billion/year on dietary supplements. In this industrial climate, meagre regulations on the products we're sold (the supplements, fad-diets, training programs, trainers and garments) result in marketing campaigns underpinned by strong claims and weak evidence. In addition, our critical faculties are ill-suited to a contemporary culture characterized by business, fake news, social media, and bad science. We've become walking, talking prey to the 21st-Century Snake Oil salesmen. In The Skeptic's Guide to Sports Science, Dr Nick Tiller (Exercise Physiologist, Harbor-UCLA) confronts the claims behind the products and the evidence behind the claims. In this treatise on the commercialization of science in sport and exercise, the author discusses what might be wrong with the sales pitch, the glossy magazine advert, and the celebrity endorsements that our heuristically-wired brains find so innately attractive. Tiller also explores the appeal of the one quick fix, the fallacious arguments that are a mainstay of product advertising, and the critical steps we must take in retraining our minds to navigate the pitfalls of our modern consumerist culture. This informative and accessible volume pulls no punches in scrutinizing the plausibility of, and evidence for, the most popular sports products and practices on the market. Consumers are encouraged to confront their conceptualizations of the industry and, by the book's end, readers will have acquired the skills they need to judge product effectiveness for themselves. The Skeptic's Guide to Sports Science is a must-read for exercisers, athletes, students, and practitioners who hope to retain their intellectual integrity in a vast, lucrative health and fitness industry that is spiralling quickly out-of-control.

Developing Sport for Women and Girls

Developing Sport for Women and Girls

Author: Emma (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia) Sherry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/04/2020

Women and girls are often excluded from organised sport or face challenges in accessing sport or developing within sport. This is the first book to focus on sport development for women and girls. It provides a theoretical and practical framework for readers in the emerging field of sport development. Developing Sport for Women and Girls examines both the development of sport, and development through sport with expert contributions from Australasia, North America, and Europe. It offers critical analysis of contemporary sport development, from high performance pathways to engaging diverse communities to the use of sport to empower women and girls. Each chapter explores various contexts of sport development and sport for development theory with a specific focus on women and girls. It covers key topics such as health, education, sexual orientation and participation across the lifecourse, and features international case studies in every chapter. This is essential reading for students, academics, researchers and practitioners working in the area of sport development or sport management.

Developing Sport for Women and Girls

Developing Sport for Women and Girls

Author: Emma (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia) Sherry Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/04/2020

Women and girls are often excluded from organised sport or face challenges in accessing sport or developing within sport. This is the first book to focus on sport development for women and girls. It provides a theoretical and practical framework for readers in the emerging field of sport development. Developing Sport for Women and Girls examines both the development of sport, and development through sport with expert contributions from Australasia, North America, and Europe. It offers critical analysis of contemporary sport development, from high performance pathways to engaging diverse communities to the use of sport to empower women and girls. Each chapter explores various contexts of sport development and sport for development theory with a specific focus on women and girls. It covers key topics such as health, education, sexual orientation and participation across the lifecourse, and features international case studies in every chapter. This is essential reading for students, academics, researchers and practitioners working in the area of sport development or sport management.