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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!

Introduction to Statistics in Human Performance Using SPSS and R

Introduction to Statistics in Human Performance Using SPSS and R

An understanding and working knowledge of the basic principles of statistics are of central importance in understanding the sport and health sciences. Introduction to Statistics in Human Performance: Using SPSS and R provides students facing statistical problems for the first time with an accessible and informal introduction to the key concepts and procedures of statistical analysis. Now in its second edition, the book covers processes involved in using both SPSS and R, and includes chapters on: research methods descriptive statistics the normal curve and standard scores correlation and regression inferential statistics introduction issues in inferential statistics t-tests anova, factorial anova and manova advanced statistics, and nonparametric statistics Including examples relevant to the field, review questions, practice computer problems and activities throughout, and online materials including step-by-step video guides, data tables for importing into computer activities, a bank of possible test questions, and PowerPoint (R) slides, the book offers students all the tools they need to understand statistical concepts in sport and exercise. This is a vital resource for any students of sport and exercise science, kinesiology, physical therapy, athletic training, and fitness and health taking classes in statistics.

Introduction to Statistics in Human Performance Using SPSS and R

Introduction to Statistics in Human Performance Using SPSS and R

An understanding and working knowledge of the basic principles of statistics are of central importance in understanding the sport and health sciences. Introduction to Statistics in Human Performance: Using SPSS and R provides students facing statistical problems for the first time with an accessible and informal introduction to the key concepts and procedures of statistical analysis. Now in its second edition, the book covers processes involved in using both SPSS and R, and includes chapters on: research methods descriptive statistics the normal curve and standard scores correlation and regression inferential statistics introduction issues in inferential statistics t-tests anova, factorial anova and manova advanced statistics, and nonparametric statistics Including examples relevant to the field, review questions, practice computer problems and activities throughout, and online materials including step-by-step video guides, data tables for importing into computer activities, a bank of possible test questions, and PowerPoint (R) slides, the book offers students all the tools they need to understand statistical concepts in sport and exercise. This is a vital resource for any students of sport and exercise science, kinesiology, physical therapy, athletic training, and fitness and health taking classes in statistics.

Interested in Sport

Interested in Sport

Author: Tav Chlordane Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2019

Interested in Sport

Interested in Sport

Author: Tav Chlordane Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2019

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes Around Anchorage

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes Around Anchorage

Author: Lisa Maloney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

50 Hikes Around Anchorage is your guide to exploring everything in this hub of cultural and outdoor life, from never-before-published wilderness routes to miles of mountain footpaths and National Recreation Trails. All hikes are within a 30-minute drive of the city and include such sites as the Iditarod Trail, Campbell Tract, Rendezvous Peak, Mount Baldy, and so much more. Routes pass over foothills and alongside streams, showcasing the region's natural beauty and pristine wilderness areas. You'll find cultural and natural history on each of the routes, detailed directions to the trailheads, GPS coordinates, topographic maps, information on local rules and regulations, and details on Leave No Trace ethics.

Played in London Charting the heritage of a city at play

Played in London Charting the heritage of a city at play

Author: Simon Inglis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2019

From its first century Roman amphitheatre to the 21st century Olympic Stadium at Stratford, London has always been a city of spectacles and sporting fever. In the 12th century crowds would gather at Smithfield to watch horse racing and ball games. In Tudor times they flocked to the tiltyards of Whitehall and Westminster to enjoy jousting, while in the 17th century the Stuarts were keen exponents of a game with the familiar name of Pall Mall. From more recent times Wembley, Wimbledon, Twickenham, Lord's and the Oval are known around the world. As the first city to have hosted three Olympic Games, London has also led the way in the development of athletics, boxing and gymnastics and, in the 20th century, of greyhound and speedway racing, and even of darts, once a fairground favourite, now contested in front of massive crowds at one of the capital's latest coliseums, the O2 Arena at Greenwich. Profusely illustrated with detailed maps and in-depth research, Played in London is the most ambitious offering yet from the acclaimed Played in Britain series. Capital sport guaranteed!

Official Scarlets Quiz Book, The

Official Scarlets Quiz Book, The

Author: Matthew Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2019

Time, Leisure and Well-Being

Time, Leisure and Well-Being

Author: Jiri (University of Waterloo, Canada) Zuzanek Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2019

The significance of work and leisure as elements of our social fabric have puzzled philosophers and social scientists for generations. This ambitious new study considers historical views of work and leisure alongside contemporary survey evidence about time-use and well-being. Combining sophisticated theoretical analysis with empirical research, the book presents a contrarian argument that defines leisure as a serious and stimulating challenge rather than an unqualified benefit or good. This is vital reading for anyone with an interest in the concept of time in the social sciences, work-life balance, organisational studies, or the history, philosophy or sociology of work and leisure.

Trailing Clouds of Glory - Welsh Football's Forgotten Heroes of 1976

Trailing Clouds of Glory - Welsh Football's Forgotten Heroes of 1976

Author: Nick Burnell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2019

In two years, Wales went from Home International wooden spoon winners four times running to 1976 European Football Championship quarter-finalists. The book provides the background to qualification, accounts of all matches, examination of the fallout from the campaign's controversial ending, and a 'Where are they now?' section. -- Welsh Books Council

Played in Liverpool Charting the heritage of a city at play

Played in Liverpool Charting the heritage of a city at play

Author: Ray Physick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2019

Becher's Brook at Aintree, the legendary Kop at Anfield, the 18th tee at Hoylake - just three hallowed Liverpool landmarks on the map of international sport. But sporting heritage on Merseyside permeates the entire region and its unique cultural legacy. In Played in Liverpool, the fourth of English Heritage's groundbreaking Played in Britain series, social historian Ray Physick guides the reader on an intimate tour of the city's lesser known sporting treasures; from the site of the 19th century Liverpool Olympics on Mount Vernon and the dockside location of Britain's first municipal swimming baths, to the football giants Liverpool and Everton confronting each other across the expanse of Stanley Park. It was in Liverpool that a canny city engineer designed football's original goal nets in the early 1890s. Vast offices belonging to the likes of Littlewoods, Vernons and Zetters housed the headquarters of the British football pools industry. At Goodison Park we learn about the origins of the Toffee Lady, dispenser of sweets to the Everton faithful before every match. Among the old gymnasiums of Little Italy and the Victorian Lads Clubs of Toxteth - the famous and now threatened Florrie Institute to name but one - lie the seeds of a thriving, bruising boxing scene. On the Mersey we sail in the wake of intrepid swimmers and rowers. On the Wirral coast and on the links leading from the Liverpool docks to the refined seaside resort of Southport we visit Art Deco golf clubhouses and suburban tennis clubs. The Cavern Club, that ferry across the Mersey, and Scouse humour have long been celebrated in popular British culture. Now, as Liverpool prepares to act as City of Culture for 2007, it's time to reveal its sporting secrets. Hold on to your bobble hats for a story that has never been told.

Philosophy of Sport Core Readings

Philosophy of Sport Core Readings

Author: Jason Holt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2019

Unlike hefty anthologies and skinny monographs, this volume offers both concision and breadth: a mesomorphic text. The division of the book into two parts, the first on the nature of sport, the second on rules and values, is a natural one, reaching out from a grasp of what sport is toward an understanding of what it ought to be. In addition to the carefully selected readings, the book includes discussion questions and ideas for further inquiry, laying out the depth of debate in this rapidly growing field. Ultimately, readers will glean a richer understanding of what sport is and why it matters, so much and in so many ways, to so many people.

Baseball Gods in Scandal Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, and the Dutch Leonard Affair

Baseball Gods in Scandal Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, and the Dutch Leonard Affair

Author: Ian Kahanowitz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2019