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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!

Thanks for Listening!

Thanks for Listening!

Author: Jack Brickhouse, Jack Rosenberg, Ned Colletti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/1997

Rants

Rants

Author: Dennis Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/1997

Classic and Antique Fly-fishing Tackle A Guide for Collectors and Anglers

Classic and Antique Fly-fishing Tackle A Guide for Collectors and Anglers

Author: A.J. Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/1997

From the early days in England to the fly-fishing renaissance of the 1970s.

Caught Me a Big 'Un

Caught Me a Big 'Un

Author: Jimmy Houston Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/1997

One of the best-known, most-loved TV fishing personalities, Jimmy Houston has become a bass legend. Two-time winner of the B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year award, Jimmy now brings you A of the wonderful, entertaining, and instructive stories he's gathered over the years.... CAUGHT ME A BIG 'UN... and then I let him go! Anyone who loves fishing -- on a lake, pond, river, or ocean -- is guaranteed to love Jimmy Houston's insightful, instructive, and laugh-out-loud funny tips and tales. Whether he's fishing with sports or political celebrities or his children, Jimmy proves there's no story like a fish story, and here are his best-packed with all the know -- how that has made his name a legend. Discover the secrets of tournament fishermen from Jimmy and other award-winning pros; get the lowdown on tackle, baits, and boats; and find out why the best anglers know that you have to understand fish in order to catch them (and how you can, too!), and more. From that first tug on the line to the last cast of the day, every angler will love Jimmy's bass fishing tips and anecdotes. Get in the boat with the master -- and turn those tall tales into reality.

At the Plate with-- Ken Griffey, Jr

At the Plate with-- Ken Griffey, Jr

Author: Matt Christopher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/1997

Ken Griffey Jr., son of former pro ball player Ken Griffey Sr., has baseball in his blood. From his early years hanging out at Yankee Stadium with his father through his high school days as a baseball star, Ken Jr. was destined to bring greatness to whatever team he played for. And as a member of the Seattle Mariners since 1989, he has fulfilled his destiny by helping shape his team into division champs. But what fans love best is that through it all, Ken Griffey Jr. has worn his famous smile--the smile that says I love baseball!

Blood Sport A Journey Up the Hassayampa

Blood Sport A Journey Up the Hassayampa

Author: Robert F. Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/1997

A pathbreaking, surreal novel of the outdoors.

Older Adults With Developmental Disabilities and Leisure Issues, Policy, and Practice

Older Adults With Developmental Disabilities and Leisure Issues, Policy, and Practice

Author: Ted Tedrick Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/1997

If you work with older adults who are developmentally disabled and are seeking ways to incorporate exercise, arts activities, and other activities into your program, this is the book for you! Older Adults With Developmental Disabilities and Leisure will help you improve your ability to instruct exercise and other fitness activities and, at the same time, increase your knowledge about aging and mental retardation and developmental disabilities. This combination of skills and knowledge is important to your understanding of your clients and their needs. You will assist them in leading a more active, structured life that will result in a higher sense of satisfaction in their daily living and health benefits that will speak for themselves.Older Adults With Developmental Disabilities and Leisure gives you specific guidelines for establishing fitness programs as well as ideas for offering clients goals and incentives that will evoke and maintain their enthusiasm to participate. Using a proven model, the Arts/Fitness Quality of Life Activities Program, the authors show how careful planning and sequencing can produce successful results, such as peer interaction, flexible thinking, self-expression, and improved mental health. As you learn about the key factors for programming for this group of clients, you will also learn about: the demographics of this population leisure education training and cross-training with aging specialists and mental retardation staff community integration and for whom it is appropriate inactivity in later life and the complications it causes life satisfaction and leisure participation differences in physical and cognitive functioning among this population consumer satisfaction among older adults with developmental disabilitiesIt is never too late to introduce leisure activities into the lives of those with developmental disabilities. With encouragement and careful guidance, you can lead your elders/clients into a more active and healthy life. Use Older Adults With Developmental Disabilities and Leisure as a guide to find activities and exercise programs that are appropriate, fun, and worthwhile!

Windy City Wars Labor, Leisure, and Sport in the Making of Chicago

Windy City Wars Labor, Leisure, and Sport in the Making of Chicago

Author: Gerald R. Gems Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/1997

Windy City Wars traces how the assimilation process of various ethnic groups in Chicago was facilitated by participation in sports from 1830-1940. Gems analyzes how factors of religion, social class, politics, and ethnicity played out in the context of the populations of Native Americans, African Americans, Anglos, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Europeans. Arguing that sport was (and is) one of the few areas of common interest in a city often torn by ethnic, racial, and political strife, Gems examines the process by which it came to serve as a new cultural bond among diverse groups. By 1940, the interest in sport and its American forms pervaded society, but held particular meaning for Chicago's population because of the special history and traditions of sport in the city. Windy City Wars is a fascinating case study of the development of a sports culture, its relationship to other forms of culture, and, ultimately, its important influence on the functioning of society.

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.