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Sports & outdoor recreation

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Cast Again Tales of a Fly-Fishing Guide

Cast Again Tales of a Fly-Fishing Guide

Author: Jennifer Olsson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1997

A bold new voice in fly-fishing literature.

Multicultural AIDS Prevention Programs

Multicultural AIDS Prevention Programs

Author: Robert T. Trotter Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/12/1996

Multicultural AIDS Prevention Programs explores the behaviors of injection drug users and crack users to determine HIV risk factors and to help you reevaluate intervention and education programs. Program directors learn how to design and implement effective programs based on the research presented. Among the important issues you will learn about are: risk behavior and stages of behavior change for condom and needle use predictors of loss for follow-up among drug users participating in HIV/AIDS prevention projects the role of psychosocial domains as causes for HIV risk behaviors and as resources for behavioral change condom use as AIDS prevention among drug users and high-risk women sexual orientation and HIV risk behaviors among injection drug users (IDUs) and crack smokers the utility of the stages-of-change model in assessing intervention readiness and measuring the outcome of modifying drug-related and sexual risk behaviors of active drug users an evaluation of the effect on risk behaviors of an HIV testing and counseling program among African American (in the U.S.) and Puerto Rican (in the U.S. and Puerto Rico) drug abusers a cost analysis of outreach services to IDUs and street youth (a comparison of outreach costs with the medical costs of treating an HIV-infected individual) an examination of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) cohort of out-of-treatment IDUs and crack users to determine variables associated with entering drug treatment, factors correlated with treatment retention, and the extent to which entering treatment is related to cessation of injection drug and crack use.Multicultural AIDS Prevention Programs gives you an explanation for and better understanding of risk behaviors among drug users. You will use this insight in your efforts as a professional in drug abuse prevention and treatment or HIV/AIDS education, research, and outreach to develop and implement the most effective approaches for successfully changing client behavior.

Encyclopedia of Women and Sports

Encyclopedia of Women and Sports

Author: Victoria Sherrow Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/1996

Women have participated in sports throughout history, but only in recent years has this participation become widespread and attained recognition equal to that of men. Encyclopedia of Women and Sports is a clearly written, comprehensive, illustrated volume including nearly 600 entries on all aspects of women and sports in the United States, from the different sports to people and events; from teams and organizations to laws and court cases. Readers will learn about Stacy Allison, the first woman to climb Mt. Everest; women who have run the Boston Marathon; how the 19th Amendment has affected women's sports; female shotputters; and how steroids affect women's muscles. Features include an introduction, cross-references, bibliography, and index. Students, librarians, historians, athletes, sports journalists, and general readers will find this book informative and entertaining, useful for both research and browsing.

Multicultural AIDS Prevention Programs

Multicultural AIDS Prevention Programs

Author: Robert T. Trotter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/11/1996

Multicultural AIDS Prevention Programs explores the behaviors of injection drug users and crack users to determine HIV risk factors and to help you reevaluate intervention and education programs. Program directors learn how to design and implement effective programs based on the research presented. Among the important issues you will learn about are: risk behavior and stages of behavior change for condom and needle use predictors of loss for follow-up among drug users participating in HIV/AIDS prevention projects the role of psychosocial domains as causes for HIV risk behaviors and as resources for behavioral change condom use as AIDS prevention among drug users and high-risk women sexual orientation and HIV risk behaviors among injection drug users (IDUs) and crack smokers the utility of the stages-of-change model in assessing intervention readiness and measuring the outcome of modifying drug-related and sexual risk behaviors of active drug users an evaluation of the effect on risk behaviors of an HIV testing and counseling program among African American (in the U.S.) and Puerto Rican (in the U.S. and Puerto Rico) drug abusers a cost analysis of outreach services to IDUs and street youth (a comparison of outreach costs with the medical costs of treating an HIV-infected individual) an examination of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) cohort of out-of-treatment IDUs and crack users to determine variables associated with entering drug treatment, factors correlated with treatment retention, and the extent to which entering treatment is related to cessation of injection drug and crack use.Multicultural AIDS Prevention Programs gives you an explanation for and better understanding of risk behaviors among drug users. You will use this insight in your efforts as a professional in drug abuse prevention and treatment or HIV/AIDS education, research, and outreach to develop and implement the most effective approaches for successfully changing client behavior.

Science and Skiing

Science and Skiing

Author: E. Kornexl Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/11/1996

The first International Congress on Science and Skiing was held in Austria in January 1996. The main aim of the conference was to bring together original key research in this area and provid an essential update for those in the field. The lnk between theory and practice was also addressed, making the research more applicable for both researchers and coaches. This book is divided into five parts, each containing a group of papers that are related by theme or disciplineary approach. They are as follows: Biomechanics of Skiing; Fitness testing and Training in Skiing; Movement Control and Psychology in Skiing; Physiology of Skiing and Sociology of Skiing. The conclusions drawn from the conference represent an invaluable practical reference for sports scientists, coached, skiers and all those involved in this area.

Sports Search-a-Word Puzzles

Sports Search-a-Word Puzzles

Author: Frank J. D'Agostino Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/1996

Patriotic Games Sporting Traditions in the American Imagination, 1876-1926

Patriotic Games Sporting Traditions in the American Imagination, 1876-1926

Author: S. W. (Instructor, Instructor, University of Southern Maine) Pope Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/1996

In Patriotic Games, historian Stephen Pope explores the ways sport was transformed from a mere amusement into a metaphor for American life. Between the 1890s and the 1920s, sport became the most pervasive popular cultural activity in American society. During these years, basketball was invented, football became a mass spectator event, and baseball soared to its status as the national pastime. Pope demonstrates how America's sporting tradition emerged from a society fractured along class, race, ethnic, and gender lines. Institutionalized sport became a trans- class mechanism for packaging power and society in preferred ways-it popularized an interlocking set of cultural ideas about America's quest for national greatness. Nowhere was this more evident than the intimate connection established between sport and national holiday celebrations. As Pope reveals, Thanksgiving sports influenced the holiday's evolution from a religious occasion to a secular one. On the Fourth of July, sporting events infused patriotic rituals with sentiments that emphasized class conciliation and ethnic assimilation. In a time of social tensions, economic downturns, and unprecendented immigration, the rituals and enthusiasms of sport, Pope argues, became a central component in the shaping of America's national identity.

The Beaverkill The History of a River and Its People

The Beaverkill The History of a River and Its People

Author: Ed Van Put, John Merwin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/1996

The Beaverkill, winding through the heart of New York's Catskills, is Americas most beloved and famous trout stream. This engrossing book chronicles the river's history, offering portraits of the men and women who affected its life and its development as a fishery. The Beaverkill provides insight into what the fishing was like prior to the introduction of hatchery trout, chronicles the human disturbances to the watershed -- including stream habitat degradation and the exploitation of native brook trout -- and includes a comprehensive study of the introduction of brown trout, the emergence of the dry fly, and the evolving changes in fly-fishing tactics.

Pittsburgh Steelers (Ltd Edn)

Pittsburgh Steelers (Ltd Edn)

Author: Abby Mendelson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/1996

Horseshoes

Horseshoes

Author: Steven Boga Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/1996

In Black and White Race and Sports in America

In Black and White Race and Sports in America

Author: Kenneth L. Shropshire Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/1996

From the days of the Negro Leagues in baseball up to the present when collegiate basketball factories entice and then fail to educate young black men, sports in America have long served as a barometer of the country's racial climate. Just as blacks are generally absent from the upper echelons of corporate America, they are similarly underrepresented from the front offices of the sports industry as well. In this compact volume, Kenneth L. Shropshire confronts prominent racial myths head-on, offering both a descriptive history of--and prescriptive solutions for--the most pressing problems currently plaguing sports. At present, whites have a 95% ownership stake in professional basketball, baseball, and football teams. And yet, when confronted with programs intended to diversify their front offices, many teams resort to the familiar refrain of merit-based excuses: there simply aren't enough qualified black candidates or they don't know how to network. While more subtle, this approach has the same effect as the racist comments of an Al Campanis or a Marge Schott: it stigmatizes and excludes African-Americans. In the insular world of sports, characterized by a feeder system through which former players often move up to become coaches, managers, executives, and owners, blacks are eminently qualified. For example, after decades of active involvement with their sport, they often bring to the table experiences more relevant to the black players which make up the majority of professional athletes. Given the centrality of sport in American life, it is imperative that the industry be a leader, not a laggard, in the arena of racial equality. Informed by Frederick Douglass's belief that power concedes nothing without a demand, In Black and White casts its net widely, dissecting claims of colorblindness and reverse racism as self-serving, rhetorical camouflage and scrutinizing professional and collegiate sports, sports agents, and owners alike. No mere critique, however, the volume looks optimistically forward, outlining strategies of interest to all those who have a stake, professional or otherwise, in sports and racial equality.

Montana Time

Montana Time

Author: John Barsness Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/1996

A trout angler's year, from the first warm days in spring through the refreezing of the rivers.