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Sports & outdoor recreation

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Routledge Handbook of Global Sport

Routledge Handbook of Global Sport

Author: John Nauright Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/01/2020

The story of global sport is the story of expansion from local development to globalized industry, from recreational to marketized activity. Alongside that, each sport has its own distinctive history, sub-cultures, practices and structures. This ambitious new volume offers state-of-the-art overviews of the development of every major sport or classification of sport, examining their history, socio-cultural significance, political economy and international reach, and suggesting directions for future research. Expert authors from around the world provide varied perspectives on the globalization of sport, highlighting diverse and often underrepresented voices. By putting sport itself in the foreground, this book represents the perfect companion to any social scientific course in sport studies, and the perfect jumping-off point for further study or research. The Routledge Handbook of Global Sport is an essential reference for students and scholars of sport history, sport and society, the sociology of sport, sport development, sport and globalization, sports geography, international sports organizations, sports cultures, the governance of sport, sport studies, sport coaching or sport management.

Basketball Data Science With Applications in R

Basketball Data Science With Applications in R

Author: Paola (University of Brescia, Italy) Zuccolotto, Marica (University of Brescia, Italy) Manisera Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

Using data from one season of NBA games, Basketball Data Science: With Applications in R is the perfect book for anyone interested in learning and applying data analytics in basketball. Whether assessing the spatial performance of an MBA player's shots or doing an analysis of the impact of high pressure game situations on the probability of scoring, this book discusses a variety of case studies and hands-on examples using a custom R package. The codes are supplied so readers can reproduce the analyses themselves or create their own. Assuming a basic statistical knowledge, Basketball Data Science with R is suitable for students, technicians, coaches, data analysts and applied researchers. Features: * One of the first books to provide statistical and data mining methods for the growing field of analytics in basketball. * Presents tools for modelling graphs and figures to visualize the data. * Includes real world case studies and examples, such as estimations of scoring probability using the Golden State Warriors as a test case. * Provides the source code and data so readers can do their own analyses on NBA teams and players.

Basketball Data Science With Applications in R

Basketball Data Science With Applications in R

Using data from one season of NBA games, Basketball Data Science: With Applications in R is the perfect book for anyone interested in learning and applying data analytics in basketball. Whether assessing the spatial performance of an MBA player's shots or doing an analysis of the impact of high pressure game situations on the probability of scoring, this book discusses a variety of case studies and hands-on examples using a custom R package. The codes are supplied so readers can reproduce the analyses themselves or create their own. Assuming a basic statistical knowledge, Basketball Data Science with R is suitable for students, technicians, coaches, data analysts and applied researchers. Features: * One of the first books to provide statistical and data mining methods for the growing field of analytics in basketball. * Presents tools for modelling graphs and figures to visualize the data. * Includes real world case studies and examples, such as estimations of scoring probability using the Golden State Warriors as a test case. * Provides the source code and data so readers can do their own analyses on NBA teams and players.

Revelation An Apocalypse in Fifty-Eight Fights

Revelation An Apocalypse in Fifty-Eight Fights

Author: Andrew Rihn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2020

Technology in Physical Activity and Health Promotion

Technology in Physical Activity and Health Promotion

Author: Zan (University of Minnesota, USA) Gao Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2020

As technology becomes an ever more prevalent part of everyday life and population-based physical activity programmes seek new ways to increase lifelong engagement with physical activity, so the two have become increasingly linked. This book offers a thorough, critical examination of emerging technologies in physical activity and health, considering technological interventions within the dominant theoretical frameworks, exploring the challenges of integrating technology into physical activity promotion and offering solutions for its implementation. Technology in Physical Activity and Health Promotion occupies a broadly positive stance toward interactive technology initiatives and, while discussing some negative implications of an increased use of technology, offers practical recommendations for promoting physical activity through a range of media, including: social media mobile apps global positioning and geographic information systems wearables active videogames (exergaming) virtual reality settings. Offering a logical and clear critique of technology in physical activity and health promotion, this book will serve as an essential reference for upper-level undergraduates, postgraduate students and scholars working in public health, physical activity and health and kinesiology, and healthcare professionals.

Fired Up For Gold

Fired Up For Gold

Author: Ameia Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/01/2020

Fired Up For Gold follows Ameia Wilson, a high school junior who aspires to be a track and field state champion. Born and raised in Danville, Illinois-a small city that has a heart of gold despite the ever-growing poverty and criminal activity-she contributes to the Danville High School Vikings track team, led by her idol B.J. Luke ( Coach ), former DHS '72 football player and Hall of Fame coach, and his childhood friend Debi Hosch ( Coach Hosch ), former DHS '74 cheerleader and teacher. As a returning All-American, expectations are set high for Ameia as she faces off against rivals, and attempts to be a good leader for the team. As the season progresses, she learns important lessons and finds out that she has more potential than she thought. Most importantly, she must constantly battle against her greatest challenge yet: herself.

Fired Up For Gold

Fired Up For Gold

Author: Ameia Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/01/2020

Fired Up For Gold follows Ameia Wilson, a high school junior who aspires to be a track and field state champion. Born and raised in Danville, Illinois-a small city that has a heart of gold despite the ever-growing poverty and criminal activity-she contributes to the Danville High School Vikings track team, led by her idol B.J. Luke ( Coach ), former DHS '72 football player and Hall of Fame coach, and his childhood friend Debi Hosch ( Coach Hosch ), former DHS '74 cheerleader and teacher. As a returning All-American, expectations are set high for Ameia as she faces off against rivals, and attempts to be a good leader for the team. As the season progresses, she learns important lessons and finds out that she has more potential than she thought. Most importantly, she must constantly battle against her greatest challenge yet: herself.

The Raiders Encyclopedia All Players, Coaches, Games and More through 2009-2010

The Raiders Encyclopedia All Players, Coaches, Games and More through 2009-2010

Author: Richard J. Shmelter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2020

This comprehensive volume documents every game, player, head coach and much more in the franchise history of the NFL's Raiders. Covering such colorful characters as the Mad Bomber, Snake, Kick 'Em, Tooz, Assassin, Killer, Dr. Death, and Hit Man, as well as persons of more conventional name but greater impact as John Madden and Al Jackson, this volume moves from a detailed examination of each season into an exploration of some of the most famous and infamous moments and characters in Raiders history. This is the definitive work on Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders football.

Jim Thorpe A Biography

Jim Thorpe A Biography

Author: William A. Cook Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2020

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: 10/01/2020

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.