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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!

The Great North Run A Poem of the Great North Run

The Great North Run A Poem of the Great North Run

Author: Andy Croft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2001

Football at Ball State University 1924-2001

Football at Ball State University 1924-2001

Author: E Bruce Professor Geelhoed Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2001

The Voyage Alone in the Yawl Rob Roy

The Voyage Alone in the Yawl Rob Roy

Author: John MacGregor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2001

Sporteventsponsoring

Sporteventsponsoring

Author: Petra Mathi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2001

Parcells A Biography

Parcells A Biography

Author: Bill Gutman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2001

In January 2000, shortly after the New York Jets ended their'99 season, their coach, Bill Parcells, retired. By then he had won 149 games, lost 106, tied one, led three major pro football teams out of serious slumps, and taken two of them to the Super Bowl. He had made football history he'd become the NFL's miracle man. Both intimidating and disarming, with a tongue like a whip and the temperament of a tyrant, Bill Parcells joined the failing New York Giants in 1983. By 1990 he'd twice taken the team to the Super Bowl. Three years later he took in tow the downtrodden New England Patriots, whom he propelled to the Super Bowl in his fourth season. He returned to New York in 1997, this time to rally the Jets. In two seasons the team with a lamentable 1-15 record had won a division title and missed the Super Bowl by only a game. In 1999, beleaguered by injuries to key players, the Jets nose-dived, losing six of its first seven games, but Parcells still managed to salvage the season with an 8-8 finish. While this biography candidly assesses the career of a consummate coach, it also examines the driving force that took hold of Parcells early and never let him go. Call it ambition, a dream, bulldog spirit, or perfectionism, it made him one of the winningest coaches in NFL history.

Counselling Athletes: Applying Reversal Theory

Counselling Athletes: Applying Reversal Theory

Author: John H. Kerr Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/07/2001

Reversal theory is an innovative psychological theory exploring human motivation, emotion and personality. This is the first book in the field to examine how reversal theory can be used by practitioners in applied sport psychology in their counselling work with athletes. Counselling Athletes explores the key elements of reversal theory, and comprehensively demonstrates how reversal theory can improve understanding in the following key areas: * athletes' motivational states when performing * athletes' motivational characteristics * identifying performance problems * athletes' experiences of stress * intervention strategies * eating disorders * exercise addiction. Each chapter includes real-life case study material from elite performers in sport, as well as guides to further reading and questions for discussion. Counselling Athletes is essential reading for all practising sport psychologists and coaches, and for any student of sport psychology.

Counselling Athletes: Applying Reversal Theory

Counselling Athletes: Applying Reversal Theory

Author: John H. Kerr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2001

Reversal theory is an innovative psychological theory exploring human motivation, emotion and personality. This is the first book in the field to examine how reversal theory can be used by practitioners in applied sport psychology in their counselling work with athletes. Counselling Athletes explores the key elements of reversal theory, and comprehensively demonstrates how reversal theory can improve understanding in the following key areas: * athletes' motivational states when performing * athletes' motivational characteristics * identifying performance problems * athletes' experiences of stress * intervention strategies * eating disorders * exercise addiction. Each chapter includes real-life case study material from elite performers in sport, as well as guides to further reading and questions for discussion. Counselling Athletes is essential reading for all practising sport psychologists and coaches, and for any student of sport psychology.

Power Yoga For Dummies

Power Yoga For Dummies

Author: Doug Swenson, David Swenson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2001

Doug Swenson has created a book about Yoga that captures his delightful and unique teaching style. -Karen Allen, actress, Yoga Practitioner Doug Swenson masterfully presents one of the most physically challenging styles of Hatha Yoga in a way students of any level will find safe, fun, easeful, and empowering. -John Friend, founder of Anusara Yoga In just a few years, Yoga has gone from an obscure spiritual discipline practiced by a handful of the enlightened in the Far East, to a mainstream exercise routine taught at gyms all across America. Now, at the turn of the new millennium, Yoga has a younger sibling, Power Yoga. A high-energy physical discipline embraced by Sting, Madonna, and thousands of other celebrities, professional athletes, and health advocates, Power Yoga takes the basics of Yoga and gives it a good healthy dose of aerobics to tone all your muscles, sharpen your focus, ease your spirit, and strengthen your heart. Want to pump up your body and gain peace of mind? Power Yoga For Dummies shows you how. Featuring step-by-step instructions, illustrated with photographs that help you see each move clearly, it shows you how to: *Improve flexibility, strength, and endurance *Develop rock-hard abs, legs, and arms *Find an instructor and the right workout gear *Customize workouts for all ages and fitness levels *Enhance your practice with a partner *Beat stress, sharpen your focus, and lift your spirits Power Yoga celebrity Doug Swenson explains the philosophy and science behind Power Yoga. He gets you ready to take the leap into Power Yoga, and he arms you with: *Three complete Power Yoga routines-beginning, intermediate and advanced *Exercises to improve specific areas, including flexibility, strength, endurance, and specific muscle groups such as your arms, abs, and glutes *Expert tips on diet and nutrition for enhancing your practice and improving your overall health *Specific postures and exercises that benefit women and seniors A fun and easy guide for both beginners and experienced practitioners alike, this inspirational guide will help you unit a strong, sleek body with a sharp, clear mind.

Blood, Sweat, and Cheers Sport and the Making of Modern Canada

Blood, Sweat, and Cheers Sport and the Making of Modern Canada

Author: Colin Howell Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2001

Blood, Sweat, and Cheers looks at the contribution of sport to the making of the Canadian nation, focusing on the gradual transition from rural sporting practices to the emphasis on contemporary team sports that accompanied the industrial and urban transition. The book also analyzes sport's pre-eminent place in our contemporary consumer-oriented culture, and the sometimes ambivalent contribution of sport to a sense of Canadian identity. Intended as an introduction to the way in which social historians approach the history of sport, rather than as an exhaustive narrative of our sporting heritage, Colin Howell introduces readers to a number of important issues, including amateurism and professionalism, race and ethnicity, regionalism and nationalism, the impact of British and American sporting traditions upon Canadian sporting life, and the contemporary meaning of sport in a globalizing capitalist economy. He also investigates discourses about respectability and the display of the body, gender construction and sexual identities, the changing nature of the sporting marketplace over time, as well as the involvement of spectators, the media, and the state in the production of our national sporting life. While theoretical in approach, Blood, Sweat and Cheers also looks at the accomplishments of individual athletes, including Ned Hanlan, Maurice Richard, Barbara Ann Scott, Wayne Gretzky, and Donovan Bailey, as well as major sports teams, and covers a wide array of activities from hunting, rodeo, and native sporting traditions to those associated with the Olympic Games.

Blood, Sweat, and Cheers Sport and the Making of Modern Canada

Blood, Sweat, and Cheers Sport and the Making of Modern Canada

Author: Colin Howell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2001

Blood, Sweat, and Cheers looks at the contribution of sport to the making of the Canadian nation, focusing on the gradual transition from rural sporting practices to the emphasis on contemporary team sports that accompanied the industrial and urban transition. The book also analyzes sport's pre-eminent place in our contemporary consumer-oriented culture, and the sometimes ambivalent contribution of sport to a sense of Canadian identity. Intended as an introduction to the way in which social historians approach the history of sport, rather than as an exhaustive narrative of our sporting heritage, Colin Howell introduces readers to a number of important issues, including amateurism and professionalism, race and ethnicity, regionalism and nationalism, the impact of British and American sporting traditions upon Canadian sporting life, and the contemporary meaning of sport in a globalizing capitalist economy. He also investigates discourses about respectability and the display of the body, gender construction and sexual identities, the changing nature of the sporting marketplace over time, as well as the involvement of spectators, the media, and the state in the production of our national sporting life. While theoretical in approach, Blood, Sweat and Cheers also looks at the accomplishments of individual athletes, including Ned Hanlan, Maurice Richard, Barbara Ann Scott, Wayne Gretzky, and Donovan Bailey, as well as major sports teams, and covers a wide array of activities from hunting, rodeo, and native sporting traditions to those associated with the Olympic Games.

The Friesian Horse

The Friesian Horse

Author: Laura Beeman Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2001