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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!

Whose Game? Gender and Power in Fantasy Sports

Whose Game? Gender and Power in Fantasy Sports

Author: Rebecca Joyce Kissane, Sarah Winslow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Fantasy sports have the opportunity to provide a sporting community in which gendered physical presence plays no role-a space where men and women can compete and interact on a level playing field. Whose Game? shows, however, that while many turn to this space to socialize with friends or participate in a uniquely active and competitive fandom, men who play also depend on fantasy sports to perform a boyhood vision of masculinity otherwise inaccessible to them. Authors Rebecca Kissane and Sarah Winslow draw on a rich array of survey, interview, and observational data to examine how gender, race, and class frame the experiences of everyday fantasy sports players.This pioneering book examines gendered structures and processes, such as jock statsculinity-a nerdish form of masculine one-upmanship-and how women are often rendered as outsiders. Ultimately, Whose Game? demonstrates that fantasy sports are more than just an inconsequential leisure activity. This online world bleeds into participants' social lives in gendered ways-forging and strengthening relationships but also taking participants' time and attention to generate negative emotions, stress, discord, and unproductivity.

Whose Game? Gender and Power in Fantasy Sports

Whose Game? Gender and Power in Fantasy Sports

Author: Rebecca Joyce Kissane, Sarah Winslow Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Fantasy sports have the opportunity to provide a sporting community in which gendered physical presence plays no role-a space where men and women can compete and interact on a level playing field. Whose Game? shows, however, that while many turn to this space to socialize with friends or participate in a uniquely active and competitive fandom, men who play also depend on fantasy sports to perform a boyhood vision of masculinity otherwise inaccessible to them. Authors Rebecca Kissane and Sarah Winslow draw on a rich array of survey, interview, and observational data to examine how gender, race, and class frame the experiences of everyday fantasy sports players.This pioneering book examines gendered structures and processes, such as jock statsculinity-a nerdish form of masculine one-upmanship-and how women are often rendered as outsiders. Ultimately, Whose Game? demonstrates that fantasy sports are more than just an inconsequential leisure activity. This online world bleeds into participants' social lives in gendered ways-forging and strengthening relationships but also taking participants' time and attention to generate negative emotions, stress, discord, and unproductivity.

The Camping Life

The Camping Life

Author: Brendan Leonard, Forest Woodward Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2020

Packed with expert information and inspiring photography, The Camping Life is the perfect invitation to leave the noise and screens behind--if only for a single night--and reconnect with nature. From backpacking to bikepacking, camping while white-water rafting to big wall climbing, outdoor adventurers Brendan Leonard and Forest Woodward cover it all: how to pack a backpack, how to set up a tent in the snow, how to camp with your dog, how to build a campfire, how to judge a river's difficulty. And, critically, how to leave no trace, while returning refreshed, recharged, and alive with new experience.

The Golfer's Book Of Wit & Wisdom

The Golfer's Book Of Wit & Wisdom

Author: Gerd De Ley Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2020

The Psychology of Soccer

The Psychology of Soccer

Author: Joe Dixon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

Sports psychology; exploring the effects of psychological interventions on important performance-related outcomes, has become ever more popular and prevalent within elite level soccer clubs in the past decade as teams look to gain psychological as well as physiological advantages over their competitors. Understanding the Psychology of Soccer seeks to present the detailed understanding of the theories underpinning the psychological issues relating to soccer along with practical insights into effective psychological interventions and strategies This book uses contemporary theory and research to elucidate key concepts and applied interventions and will include world-leading expert commentaries of contemporary theoretical and applied approaches in understanding critical issues in soccer along with providing practical implications and insights into working effectively in soccer-related contexts. Understanding the Psychology of Soccer is an evidence-based resource to guide research and facilitate practice and will be a vital resource for researchers, practitioners and coaches within the area of sport psychology and related disciplines.

The Psychology of Soccer

The Psychology of Soccer

Author: Joe Dixon Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2020

Sports psychology; exploring the effects of psychological interventions on important performance-related outcomes, has become ever more popular and prevalent within elite level soccer clubs in the past decade as teams look to gain psychological as well as physiological advantages over their competitors. Understanding the Psychology of Soccer seeks to present the detailed understanding of the theories underpinning the psychological issues relating to soccer along with practical insights into effective psychological interventions and strategies This book uses contemporary theory and research to elucidate key concepts and applied interventions and will include world-leading expert commentaries of contemporary theoretical and applied approaches in understanding critical issues in soccer along with providing practical implications and insights into working effectively in soccer-related contexts. Understanding the Psychology of Soccer is an evidence-based resource to guide research and facilitate practice and will be a vital resource for researchers, practitioners and coaches within the area of sport psychology and related disciplines.

Sport, War and the British 1850 to the Present

Sport, War and the British 1850 to the Present

Author: Peter Donaldson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2020

Spanning the colonial campaigns of the Victorian age to the War on Terror after 9/11, this study explores the role sport was perceived to have played in the lives and work of military personnel, and examines how sporting language and imagery were deployed to shape and reconfigure civilian society's understanding of conflict. From 1850 onwards war reportage - complemented and reinforced by a glut of campaign histories, memoirs, novels and films - helped create an imagined community in which sporting attributes and qualities were employed to give meaning and order to the chaos and misery of warfare. This work explores the evolution of the Victorian notion that playing-field and battlefield were connected and then moves on to investigate the challenges this belief faced in the twentieth century, as combat became, initially, industrialised in the age of total warfare and, subsequently, professionalised in the post-nuclear world. Such a longitudinal study allows, for the first time, new light to be shed on the continuities and shifts in the way the 'reality' of war was captured in the British popular imagination. Drawing together the disparate fields of sport and warfare, this book serves as a vital point of reference for anyone with an interest in the cultural, social or military history of modern Britain.

They say I'm not a girl Case Studies of Gender Verification in Elite Sports

They say I'm not a girl Case Studies of Gender Verification in Elite Sports

Author: Max Dohle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2020

In July 1950, a young Dutch intersex woman was expelled from elite competition by the International Amateur Athletic Federation. It turned out to be the beginning of a dark era in the history of women in sport. Dozens of intersex athletes were suspended, although no fraud was ever uncovered. Suspension had pernicious effects on their lives. They hardly appeared in public, lived in solitude, committed suicide or attempted to. Biographies of these banned athletes highlight the unfair play of gender verification and of their exclusion from competition.

Greek Athletic Sports and Festivals

Greek Athletic Sports and Festivals

Author: Edward Norman Gardiner Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2020

The Olympic games is a striking testimony to the influence which ancient Greece still exercises over the modern world, and to the important place which athletics occupied in the life of the Greeks. Other nations may have given equal attention to the physical education of the young; other nations may have been equally fond of sport; other nations may have produced individual athletes, individual performances equal or superior to those of the Greeks, but nowhere can we find any parallel to the athletic ideal expressed in the art and literature of Greece, or to the extraordinary vitality of her athletic festivals. The growth of this ideal, and the history of the athletic festivals, are the subject of this book.

The Diary of Sport History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year

The Diary of Sport History, Facts & Figures from Every Day of the Year

Author: Nick Weatherhogg Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/03/2020

The Diary of Sport brings together the most memorable moments and characters in sports history, in one enthralling diary. It's not just about football, rugby and cricket - there are highlights from lesser-known sports such as icosathlon, camogie and Haxey Hood as well as the obsolete Olympic events of one-armed weightlifting, two-handed discus, rope climbing and the swimming obstacle course. Read about the evolution of every major sport from humble beginnings to the multi-million pound businesses we know today. With an entry for every day of the year, you'll learn about the most significant contributions of the famous - and sometimes infamous - men and women who make the world of sport so compelling. Discover how sporting hostilities led to war, the sporting geniuses guilty of crass stupidity and the mediocre competitors who achieved glory with one inspired moment of sublime brilliance. There are underdogs, heroes and villains, gifted winners, spectacular losers and bizarre events aplenty in this page-turning compendium.

Authentic Iron Palm The Complete Training Manual

Authentic Iron Palm The Complete Training Manual

Author: Phillip Starr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/2020

Human Motor Development A Lifespan Approach

Human Motor Development A Lifespan Approach

Author: Greg Payne, Larry Isaacs Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/03/2020

Human Motor Development: A Lifespan Approach, 10th Edition, offers an overview to the study of changes in human movement across the lifespan. The book uses a holistic approach and emphasizes the importance of intellectual, social, and physical development and their impact on human motor development at all ages. The tenth edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect the most recent research and technology in human motor development. Organized into five parts, the book examines key topics in motor development including the relationship between cognitive and social development and motor development, factors affecting development, changes across the lifespan, and assessment in motor development. Highly illustrated and written for student accessibility, Human Motor Development: A Lifespan Approach is essential reading for students of motor control and development, kinesiology, human performance, and students interested in physical therapy, physical education, and exercise science. The book also provides access to a fully updated companion website, which includes laboratory exercises, an instructors' manual, a test bank, and lecture slides.