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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!

Physical Activity in Natural Settings Green and Blue Exercise

Physical Activity in Natural Settings Green and Blue Exercise

Author: Aoife A. (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland) Donnelly Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2019

Exercise interactions with green and blue spaces offer low-cost, non-invasive solutions to public health challenges-particularly around mental health and obesity-and issues around environmental sustainability. Physical Activity in Natural Settings brings together multi-disciplinary, international research on physical activity, health and the natural environment, offering evidence-based guidance on implementing nature-based solutions at individual, patient and population levels. Divided over four sections, the book assesses the current research landscape, explores the underlying psychological and physiological mechanisms of the benefits of green exercise, details applied examples of physical activity in natural settings, and suggests future directions for research and practice. It features contributions from experts from around the world and covers topics including: Self-determination, nature and wellbeing Visual cognition and multisensory stimuli Nature's role in growing resilience Physical education and nature Mindfulness and green exercise Positive psychology and pro-environmental behaviour Timely and prescient, and showcasing real-life examples of green exercise prescription, Physical Activity in Natural Settings is fascinating and important reading for any students or researchers in the psychology or physiology of physical activity and health, physical education or outdoor studies, and policy-makers and health professionals.

Physical Activity in Natural Settings Green and Blue Exercise

Physical Activity in Natural Settings Green and Blue Exercise

Author: Aoife A. (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland) Donnelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2019

Exercise interactions with green and blue spaces offer low-cost, non-invasive solutions to public health challenges-particularly around mental health and obesity-and issues around environmental sustainability. Physical Activity in Natural Settings brings together multi-disciplinary, international research on physical activity, health and the natural environment, offering evidence-based guidance on implementing nature-based solutions at individual, patient and population levels. Divided over four sections, the book assesses the current research landscape, explores the underlying psychological and physiological mechanisms of the benefits of green exercise, details applied examples of physical activity in natural settings, and suggests future directions for research and practice. It features contributions from experts from around the world and covers topics including: Self-determination, nature and wellbeing Visual cognition and multisensory stimuli Nature's role in growing resilience Physical education and nature Mindfulness and green exercise Positive psychology and pro-environmental behaviour Timely and prescient, and showcasing real-life examples of green exercise prescription, Physical Activity in Natural Settings is fascinating and important reading for any students or researchers in the psychology or physiology of physical activity and health, physical education or outdoor studies, and policy-makers and health professionals.

Trapping Honey

Trapping Honey

Author: Karen Pomerantz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2019

Official Scarlets Quiz Book, The

Official Scarlets Quiz Book, The

Author: Matthew Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Weatherman Walking - Welsh Coast, The

Weatherman Walking - Welsh Coast, The

Author: Derek Brockway, Julia Foot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

15 guided walks (4-9 miles each) along the Wales Coast Path, as undertaken by Derek in the 12th series of 'Weatherman Walking', broadcast by the BBC in spring 2019. Each walk includes route map, directions, beautiful photographs of the views, interesting information about landmarks and features of note on each walk. -- Welsh Books Council

Jim Thorpe A Biography

Jim Thorpe A Biography

Author: William A. Cook Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2019

Most biographies of Jim Thorpe (1888-1953) emphasize his Olympic glory and his remarkable abilities in track and football. Thorpe's 1912 gold medals in the decathalon and pentathalon and his talent on the gridiron rank him high among outstanding athletes of the twentieth century. That Thorpe also played brilliantly on the baseball diamond is an often overlooked facet of his career. This narrative of Thorpe's rise and fall in American sports pays particular attention to his time in the major and minor leagues, including his stormy relationship with New York Giants manager John McGraw and baseball's role in stripping Thorpe of his Olympic medals. By chronicling Thorpe's involvement in baseball, football and track concurrently, this profile offers a complete portrait of one of the most versatile athletes in sports history.

Anthropometrica

Anthropometrica

Author: Kevin Norton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2019

A core textbook of anthopometry - human body measurement - for sports science and human movement courses, with applications in ergonomics, psychology, nutrition, physiology and other health subjects.

John Henry Pop Lloyd A Baseball Biography

John Henry Pop Lloyd A Baseball Biography

Author: Wes Singletary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2019

Though not a well-known name today, Pop Lloyd was a trailblazer in the world of baseball. The great Honus Wagner said, It is a privilege to have been compared with him. This work looks at the life and career of John Henry Pop Lloyd, who played in the early Negro Leagues and went on to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In an era when players could easily become a kind of commodity for their teams, Pop Lloyd worked hard to retain his autonomy, refusing to agree to a binding serve clause.

Philosophy of Sport Core Readings

Philosophy of Sport Core Readings

Author: Jason Holt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/10/2019

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.

Art of Knotting and Splicing

Art of Knotting and Splicing

Author: Cyrus Lawrence Day Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2019

New York Sports Glamour and Grit in the Empire City

New York Sports Glamour and Grit in the Empire City

Author: Stephen Norwood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2019

New York has long been both America's leading cultural center and its sports capital, with far more championship teams, intracity World Series, and major prizefights than any other city. Pro football's Greatest Game Ever Played took place in New York, along with what was arguably history's most significant boxing match, the 1938 title bout between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling. As the nation's most crowded city, basketball proved to be an ideal sport, and for many years it was the site of the sport's most prestigious college basketball tournament. New York boasts storied stadiums, arenas, and gymnasiums and is the home of one of the world's two leading marathons as well as the Belmont Stakes, the third event in horse racing's Triple Crown. New York sportswriters also wield national influence and have have done much to connect sports to larger social and cultural issues, and the vitality and distinctiveness of New York's street games, its ethnic institutions, and its sports-centered restaurants and drinking establishments all contribute to the city's uniqueness. New York Sports collects the work of fourteen leading sport historians providing new insight into the social and cultural history of America's leading metropolis and of the United States. These writers address the topics of changing conceptions of manhood and violence, leisure and social class, urban night life and entertainment, women and athletics, ethnicity and assimilation, and more.

Players, Teams, and Stadium Ghosts Bob Hunter on Sports

Players, Teams, and Stadium Ghosts Bob Hunter on Sports

Author: Bob Hunter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2019

In Players, Teams, and Stadium Ghosts, sportswriter Bob Hunter has assembled a Hall of Fame collection of his best writing from the Columbus Dispatch. Fans will encounter some of the biggest names in sports and relive great moments from games played by amateurs and pros. They'll encounter forgotten players and teams that struggled. Hunter shows us LeBron James when he was a 15-year-old high school freshman, already capturing the world's attention; 20-year-old Derek Jeter's meteoric rise through the minors, including the Columbus Clippers; a strange encounter with Pete Rose hustling frozen pizzas; and the excitement of watching future WNBA star Katie Smith dominate a Columbus Quest championship game. The common thread is the personal touch that Hunter consistently uses to take readers beyond the final scores and the dazzle of lights. These are the people behind the athletes. They're remembered for how they played, but Hunter reminds us who they were.