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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!

Building the Brewers Bud Selig and the Return of Major League Baseball to Milwaukee

Building the Brewers Bud Selig and the Return of Major League Baseball to Milwaukee

Author: Chris Zantow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

When the Milwaukee Braves moved to Atlanta after the 1965 season, many impassioned fans grew indifferent to baseball. Others-Namely car dealer Bud Selig-decided to fight for the beloved sport. Selig formed an ownership group with the goal of winning a new franchise. They faced formidable opposition-American League President Joe Cronin, lawyer turned baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn, and other AL team owners would not entertain the notion of another team for the city. This first ever history of baseball's return to Milwaukee covers the owners, teams and ballparks behind the rise and fall of their Braves, the five-year struggle to acquire a new team, the relocation of a major league club a week prior to the 1970 season and how the Brewers created an identity and built a fan base and a contending team.

New Orleans Sports Playing Hard in the Big Easy

New Orleans Sports Playing Hard in the Big Easy

Author: Thomas Aiello Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

New Orleans has long been a city fixated on its own history and culture. Founded in 1718 by the French, transferred to the Spanish in the 1763 Treaty of Paris, and sold to the United States in 1803, the city's culture, law, architecture, food, music, and language share the influence of all three countries. This cultural melange also manifests in the city's approach to sport, where each game is steeped in the city's history. Tracing that history from the early nineteenth century to the present, while also surveying the state of the city's sports historiography, New Orleans Sports places sport in the context of race relations, politics, and civic and business development to expand that historiography-currently dominated by a text that stops at 1900-into the twentieth century, offering a modern examination of sports in the city.

Comprehensive Applied Sport Psychology

Comprehensive Applied Sport Psychology

Author: Jim Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2019

The aim of Comprehensive Applied Sport Psychology (CASP) is to challenge our field to look beyond its current status and propel applied sport psychology and mental training forward and outward with a broad and multi-layered examination of everything psychological, emotionally, and socially that the athletic community contends with in pursuit of athletic success and that sport psychologists and mental trainers do in their professional capacities. Comprehensive Applied Sport Psychology is the first professional book aimed at offering a truly expansive and deep exploration of just about everything that applied sport psychologists, consultants and mental trainers do in their work. CASP plumbs the depths of the athletic mind including attitudes, psychological and emotional obstacles, mental muscles and mental tools, quality of sport training, the health and well-being of athletes, and other areas that are essential to athletic success. This new volume examines not only the many ways that consultants impact athletes, but also explores their work with coaches, teams, parents, and interdisciplinary groups such as sports medicine team and sports management The book is grounded in both the latest theory and research, thus making it a valuable part of graduate training in applied sport psychology, as well as a practical resource for consultants who work directly with athletes, coaches, teams, and parents. The goal of CASP, in collaboration with dozens of the leading minds in the field, is to create the definitive guide of what applied sport psychology and mental training are and do.

Comprehensive Applied Sport Psychology

Comprehensive Applied Sport Psychology

Author: Jim Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2019

The aim of Comprehensive Applied Sport Psychology (CASP) is to challenge our field to look beyond its current status and propel applied sport psychology and mental training forward and outward with a broad and multi-layered examination of everything psychological, emotionally, and socially that the athletic community contends with in pursuit of athletic success and that sport psychologists and mental trainers do in their professional capacities. Comprehensive Applied Sport Psychology is the first professional book aimed at offering a truly expansive and deep exploration of just about everything that applied sport psychologists, consultants and mental trainers do in their work. CASP plumbs the depths of the athletic mind including attitudes, psychological and emotional obstacles, mental muscles and mental tools, quality of sport training, the health and well-being of athletes, and other areas that are essential to athletic success. This new volume examines not only the many ways that consultants impact athletes, but also explores their work with coaches, teams, parents, and interdisciplinary groups such as sports medicine team and sports management The book is grounded in both the latest theory and research, thus making it a valuable part of graduate training in applied sport psychology, as well as a practical resource for consultants who work directly with athletes, coaches, teams, and parents. The goal of CASP, in collaboration with dozens of the leading minds in the field, is to create the definitive guide of what applied sport psychology and mental training are and do.

Refining Jin A Master Class in Coiling Power

Refining Jin A Master Class in Coiling Power

Author: Phillip Starr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2019

A Life Behind the Lens Thirty Years of Award Winning Photography of Sports Most Iconic Moments

A Life Behind the Lens Thirty Years of Award Winning Photography of Sports Most Iconic Moments

Author: Richard Pelham Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2019

A Life Behind the Lens is a collection of the very best work of Richard `Dickie' Pelham, the multi award-winning chief sports photographer of The Sun for the past 30 years. He has covered six Olympic Games, six World Cups, any number of Test matches and many championship boxing bouts, capturing the moments of triumph and despair, the great goals, the knockout punches, the key wickets and the gold-medal glory. He has been trackside, ringside, pitchside and poolside as well as in the studio and on the training grounds with the biggest names in world sport, including Usain Bolt, Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Andy Murray, Paul Gascoigne, David Beckham, Tom Daley, Lennox Lewis and Anthony Joshua. His pictures have featured on memorable front and back pages and centre spreads. The images are accompanied by Dickie's own recounting of the human stories behind the pictures and the technical secrets of a master of his trade.

Research Methods in Sport Management

Research Methods in Sport Management

Author: Ming Li, Brenda Pitts, Jerome Quarterman Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/08/2019

Filled with helpful figures and charts, this first-of-its-kind textbook is a vital resource for students, teachers, and industry professionals. The authors are all expert researchers in their areas of specialisation and have written extensively in both books and journals. Their current roles in teaching college-level courses have allowed them to understand exactly how to tailor research methods to the topic of sport management and to compile the important information presented here. Unique Features: Sound guidelines to learning and building knowledge and skills in doing research; Practical and useful examples from the real world of sport business; Organised presentation of research methods from the most basic to the complex; Inclusion of timely issues of ethics in research practice and reporting; Emphasis on sound decision-making in research practice; A research process model that guides from question development through to research method and application; Study questions and learning activities in each chapter.

Career Transitions in Sport International Perspectives

Career Transitions in Sport International Perspectives

Author: David Lavallee, Paul Wylleman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2019

This book was written for sport psychologists and other practitioners who are concerned with the well-being of athletes who are facing the difficult transition from a sports career and the regret anxiety and identity loss that can accompany retirement. This is a groundbreaking collaboration by international scholars providing an overview of empirical theoretical and applied perspectives on sports career transitions.

The Official 365 Sports Facts-A-Year Page-A-Day Calendar 2020

The Official 365 Sports Facts-A-Year Page-A-Day Calendar 2020

Author: Workman Publishing Format: Calendar Release Date: 01/08/2019

Pure pleasure for the sports fan--and the perfect gift. It's America's trusted sports facts calendar, packed with the passion, slam dunks, and breakthroughs that gets every sports fan's blood pumping. There are amazing feats: Who scored the second-most points in a game in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point effort? Kobe Bryant scored 81 points while leading the Lakers to a 122-104 victory over the Raptors. Record breakers: What is the longest winning streak in NHL history? Penguins win 16 consecutive games in 1993. And quotes: Pressure is something you feel only when you don't know what you're doing.--Steelers head coach Chuck Noll. Obsessive and fascinating, 365 Sports Facts-A-Year belongs on the desktop of anyone who opens the sports page first thing in the morning.