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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!

Hiking Mount Rainier National Park

Hiking Mount Rainier National Park

Author: Heidi Schneider, Mary Skjelset Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/1999

Hiking Mount Rainier National Park is a comprehensive and concise guide to the maintained trails in Mount Rainier National Park. Nestled between two major metropolises of the Pacific Northwest, Mount Rainier offers 235,612 acres of unbridled beauty for hikers of all ages and all skill levels. The 59 hike descriptions will help you enjoy the park to the fullest.

Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier

Author: Heidi Schneider, Mary Skjelset Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/1999

This convenient and useful book guides you through 27 of the easier day hikes in Mount Rainier National Park. Clear and precise directions to the along with important elevation information, make this guide a valuable asset for visiting Mount Rainier.

Controversies of the Sports World

Controversies of the Sports World

Author: Douglas T. Putnam Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/1999

Contemporary life in the United States would be difficult to understand withouth examining the pivotal role sports have played in it. Controversies of the Sports World is designed to take readers of all ages into the heart of the tensions and conflicts that arise from the wide-ranging enterprise that now dominates the lives of millions of people. The controversies explored include such issues in sports as recruitment procedures, steroid and other drug use, discrimination against women, discrimination against African Americans, and violence. Each of sixteen chapters analyzes the background and current status of a specific controversy illuminating how the games we play and watch affect, and are affected by, the world beyond the playing fields. Putnam presents opposing arguments on the sources and nature of each controversy, providing readers with an understanding of the causes and effects of sports controversies. He also presents a picture of how the people who inhabit the sports world-athletes, coaches, parents, agents, fans, team owners, corporate sponsors, and public officials-pursue their often clashing agendas in a manner that makes conflict inevitable and ongoing. References and Resources sections at the end of each chapter provide readers with annotated cites that will lead them to the sources they need to further explore particular aspects of each topic. The detailed index includes names, places, and teams, as well as concepts which students, teachers, and interested readers can use and explore.

Let's Kill 'Em

Let's Kill 'Em

Author: Jon Leizman Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/1999

Let's Kill 'Em: Understanding and Controlling Violence in Sports explores the philosophical and practical aspects of the traditional Western approach to competition. This approach has distorted the manner in which we teach and learn how to compete, focusing on the prominence of violence in sport. Jon Leizman suggests practical methods of controlling violence in professional team sports, and offers a discussion of how competition is understood in terms of the self and the opponent. He follows the philosophy of Western sport from its beginnings with the ancient Greeks, through the common deficiencies and inadequacies of the current state of sports, noting its insufficient remedies for violence, using many examples from popular professional sports. As a solution to the problem of violence in sports, Leizman develops a unique overview of sports using several concepts grafted from Eastern philosophical traditions including Taoism and Zen Buddhism. Finally, he suggests philosophical and administrative remedies for on-the-field violence taking place outside the actual game and which begins with sport's youngest participants.

Let's Kill 'Em

Let's Kill 'Em

Author: Jon Leizman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/1999

Let's Kill 'Em: Understanding and Controlling Violence in Sports explores the philosophical and practical aspects of the traditional Western approach to competition. This approach has distorted the manner in which we teach and learn how to compete, focusing on the prominence of violence in sport. Jon Leizman suggests practical methods of controlling violence in professional team sports, and offers a discussion of how competition is understood in terms of the self and the opponent. He follows the philosophy of Western sport from its beginnings with the ancient Greeks, through the common deficiencies and inadequacies of the current state of sports, noting its insufficient remedies for violence, using many examples from popular professional sports. As a solution to the problem of violence in sports, Leizman develops a unique overview of sports using several concepts grafted from Eastern philosophical traditions including Taoism and Zen Buddhism. Finally, he suggests philosophical and administrative remedies for on-the-field violence taking place outside the actual game and which begins with sport's youngest participants.

The International Politics of Sport in the Twentieth Century

The International Politics of Sport in the Twentieth Century

Author: Professor Jim Riordan, Jim Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/04/1999

There is no better time to take a look back at the political events of the past 100 years as seen through the eyes of sport and sports people. Ten key international authorities in their respective fields lead you through the most important political elements of contemporary sport. This book is the first of its kind. It provides a wide ranging perspective through time and place and will be an invaluable tool for students studying sport from an historical and political perspective, and also for those who have a general interest in sport at its interface with politics.

Gold Panner's Manual

Gold Panner's Manual

Author: Garnet Basque Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/1999

Panning throughout North America -- history, techniques, and equipment.

I Love Being the Enemy

I Love Being the Enemy

Author: Reggie Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/1999

Reggie Miller on the New York Knicks: I'm telling you right now, I hate the Knicks. Absolutely hate those kids....Face it: The Knicks are dirty players. Let me take the back. They're not dirty players, but when things aren't going New York's way, they're going to do whatever it takes to win. And if that means hurting someone, then they'll do it. I'm not going to say that's dirty, but sometimes they take it to the extreme. On the mental side of the game: Everybody in the NBA knows how to play basketball or else they wouldn't be there. But what separates the good players from the great players is their mental capacity, not only to overcome their opponent, but to get through the tough spots...I always feel mentally stronger than any opponent I step on the same floor with. He might have more talent than I do, but I don't think anybody is mentally stronger than me. I'll match wills with anybody. On determination: On Cheryl Miller: Cheryl, I got 39. Reggie, that's great. Yeah, so how'd you do? Uh, I got 105. Thing was, Cheryl didn't say it to be mean, But, damn, 105 points in one game? But I got my revenge a few years later... We got out to the court and shesaid, Your ball. I told her she could have it first. So she kind of crouched down, made her usual strong first move, got right past me and put up the shot.Cheryl paused for a moment and then said, in a real serious tone, We're going to play Hors

Sportcult

Sportcult

Author: Randy Martin, Toby Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/1999

Describes how people perform their sexual identities as athletes and spectators.

Great Fishing Tackle Catalogs of the Golden Age

Great Fishing Tackle Catalogs of the Golden Age

Author: Grey Hackle Sparse, Samuel Melner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/1999

Fishing technology at the turn of the century.

Scottish Highland Games in America, The

Scottish Highland Games in America, The

Author: Emily Ann Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/1999

Fair and Foul

Fair and Foul

Author: D. Stanley Eitzen Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/1999

This work moves beyond the myths and media hype to take a look at America's love of sport and how it so often comes into conflict with their most basic values. With a sharp eye for the influence of big business, corruption, price gouging, political manoeuvring and media grandstanding, D. Stanley Eitzen portrays famous and lesser-known events from professional and college sports, including well-known coaches and players, to give a deeper understanding of what sport means to people and how it affects their daily lives.