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Among Secret Beauties: A Memoir of Mountaineering in New Zealand and the Himalayas
Among Secret Beauties: A Memoir of Mountaineering in New Zealand and the Himalayas
by Brian Wilkins.
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Climbing entered the world stage in the 1950s: this was the era that produced not only Sir Edmund Hillary but a strong body of world-class New Zealand climbers. In this important and dramatic book Brian Wilkins, who was part of the adventure, shares his... (read more)

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Game Changers: The Rousing Legacy of Louisiana Sports
Game Changers: The Rousing Legacy of Louisiana Sports
by Marty Mul
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Louisiana almost defies logic when it comes to sports. Its native sons, daughters, and teams have left stamps on sports all out of proportion for what could be expected of a relatively small southern state. As Marty Mule, a legend among the state's... (read more)

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Combat Sports: An Encyclopedia of Wrestling, Fighting, and Mixed Martial Arts
Combat Sports: An Encyclopedia of Wrestling, Fighting, and Mixed Martial Arts
by David L. Hudson
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Fistic combat represents the greatest human drama in all of sport. Roman gladiators thrilled citizens and emperors alike when they entered the octagon to face an intense, life-threatening experience. Boxing, the sport of kings, also has its roots in the... (read more)

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Beckham,
Beckham,
by Ernest. Cashmore
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The second edition of Beckham updates the original’s arguments, covering the events that have shaped the Beckham phenomenon.... (read more)

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Frank Robinson: A Baseball Biography
Frank Robinson: A Baseball Biography
by John C. Skipper.
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Skipper, a political reporter who has written books on politics and baseball, offers a biography of baseball player Frank Robinson. It relates his childhood, how he left Oakland to play baseball, his experiences with racism, his desire to earn... (read more)

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The Ride: Cycling for Life
The Ride: Cycling for Life
by William G. Gisel
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Not only bicycle enthusiasts, but anyone with an interest in journeys of self-discovery will enjoy Bill Gisels engrossing narrative of preparing for and finally completing the ride of a lifetime—a six-day, 500-mile bike trip from Fairbanks to... (read more)

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Video Game Optimization
Video Game Optimization
by Ben And Eric Preisz. Garney
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"Video Game Optimization" describes a process for increasing the performance of a video game for better gameplay and visual experience. Very few game developers understand the process of optimizing an entire video game, yet learning the process is... (read more)

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Global and Local Football in Malta
Global and Local Football in Malta
by Gary And Jon P. Mitchell. Armstrong
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What can the history of a nation's football reveal about that nation's wider political and socio-cultural identity? How can the study of local football culture help us to understand the powerful international forces at play within the modern game? Based... (read more)

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This Rugby Spellbound People': Rugby Football in Nineteenth-Century Cardiff & South Wales
This Rugby Spellbound People': Rugby Football in Nineteenth-Century Cardiff & South Wales
by Gwyn. Prescott
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This in-depth study of Rugby in nineteenth century Wales examines the history of the sport in Cardiff and explores the influence of public sporting events on the popular cultural development of the city. The work details the development of rugby clubs,... (read more)

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Scenic Walks in West Cork: A Walking Guide
Scenic Walks in West Cork: A Walking Guide
by Damien. Enright
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Enright, a journalist, television writer, broadcaster, and author of eight walking guides, presents 22 walks in West Cork, Ireland, which are about two hours each and cover scenic routes in Kinsale, Courtmacsherry, Clonakilty, Ballydehob and Schull... (read more)

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Mental Toughness: The Mindset Behind Sporting Achievement, Second Edition
Mental Toughness: The Mindset Behind Sporting Achievement, Second Edition
by Michael. Sheard
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Mental toughness is one of the most common terms used in sport by athletes, coaches, spectators and the media. However, it is also one of the least understood terms. This book examines the characteristics and development of mentally tough sport... (read more)

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Digital Sport for Performance Enhancement and Competitive Evolution: Intelligent Gaming Technologies
Digital Sport for Performance Enhancement and Competitive Evolution: Intelligent Gaming Technologies
by Nigel K. Li Pope Et Al.
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An unacknowledged, global phenomenon in the sphere of computer applications, digital sport plays an enormous part in training and performance enhancement.... (read more)

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Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet
Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet
by Toba. Singer
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Profile of the 97-year-old ballet master “One of the most fascinating books I have ever read. Cuba is a mystery to so many of us, and this book gives an insight into the making of a great ballet style and company. A must-read for dancers... (read more)

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F?tbol (Ilan Stavans Library of Latino Civilization)
F?tbol (Ilan Stavans Library of Latino Civilization)
by Ilan Stavans.
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In contrast with its relative lack of popularity in the United States, elsewhere, professional soccer is a hugely popular sport whose key players rival movie stars in popularity and influence. For many Latinos, especially those who emigrated to the... (read more)

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Sport and Society: A Student Introduction
Sport and Society: A Student Introduction
by Barrie Houlihan.
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`Barrie Houlihan's astonishingly ambitious and skilfully assembled collection, Sport and Society, examines the relations between sport, social policy and the social context that underlies the two. Organized around such themes as exclusion, commercialism... (read more)

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When in Doubt, Fire the Skipper: Midseason Managerial Changes in Major League Baseball
When in Doubt, Fire the Skipper: Midseason Managerial Changes in Major League Baseball
by Gary Webster.
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Webster, who has worked in commercial radio and written two books on the Cleveland Indians, chronologically traces about 300 in-season changes of managers in major league baseball since 1900 and the effects of these changes. He details the conditions... (read more)

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Circus as Multimodal Discourse: Performance, Meaning, and Ritual
Circus as Multimodal Discourse: Performance, Meaning, and Ritual
by Paul. Bouissac
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Now available in paperback, this volume presents a theory of the circus as a secular ritual and introduces a method to analyze its performances as multimodal discourse. The book's chapters cover the range of circus specialties (magic, domestic and wild... (read more)

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Performance Assessment for Field Sports: Physiological, Psychological and Match Notational Assessment in Practice
Performance Assessment for Field Sports: Physiological, Psychological and Match Notational Assessment in Practice
by Christopher Et Al. Carling
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What are the most effective tools, techniques and technologies available to coaches and sport scientists in the assessment of player and team performance? This is the first book dedicated to the assessment of performance in field sports such as soccer... (read more)

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Teaching Physical Education in the Primary School: A Developmental Approach
Teaching Physical Education in the Primary School: A Developmental Approach
by Ian And Lawry Price. Pickup
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This is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the teaching and learning of physical education in the primary school. By taking a developmental approach, readers are encouraged to plan lessons that are individually relevant, worthwhile and exciting for... (read more)

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Bicycle Commuting.
Bicycle Commuting.
by Eva. Heinen
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Heinen has both academic and professional background in architecture and urban and regional planning, and she completed this study as her PhD thesis (Delft U. of Technology). She conducted research in four municipalities in the Netherlands, assembling... (read more)

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