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Encyclopedia of Sports in America by Murry R. Nelson (Editor)Sports and leisure activities serve as a mirror, allowing us to examine the attitudes and values of everyday people. This new reference explores the development and influence of sports in American culture, as well as how sports icons, commercial enterprises, organizations, sporting events, and even fan culture have changed from decade to decade and from era to era, from the foot races of colonial times to the extreme sports of today. Each chapter focuses on key aspects of sports in American culture, including such topics as ethnicity, gender, and economics. Enhanced with numerous sidebars on the movers and shakers, key sporting trends, as well as the controversies that threatened to tear the sports world apart, this insightful reference is ideal for high school and college students who are interested in tracing the evolution of sports and American culture throughout the nation's history. Features include a timeline of important events, numerous photographs, and a bibliography of print and electronic sources for further
Call Number: GV583 .E64 2008
Nutrition for Sport and Exercise by Marie Dunford; J. Andrew DoyleCombining the best of theory and research, Dunford/Doyle's NUTRITION FOR SPORT AND EXERCISE emphasizes scientific reasoning and the latest studies to illuminate the evidence for current nutritional recommendations. The fourth edition carefully illustrates the connections among exercise, nutrition and--the ultimate goals--optimal performance and health. Explaining the rationale behind the recommendations made to athletes, the authors help readers create specific plans for the appropriate amount and type of foods, beverages and/or supplements to support training, performance and recovery. Available with MindTap Nutrition, the platform that gives instructors complete control of their course and powers students from memorization to mastery.
Call Number: TX361.A8 D86 2019
Oxford Handbook of Sports Medicine by Eugene Sherry (Editor); Stephen Wilson (Editor)This pocket-sized handbook is didactic and practical, providing guidance to the area of sports science and the treatment of sports injuries. Written for students in sports science and medicine, trainees and specialists in sports medicine and related disciplines such as rehabilitation, orthopaedics and other physicians working with athletes in the field, it complements the Oxford Textbook of Sports Medicine 2/e. The book presents the clinical management of both acute and chronic sports injuries and medical problems alongside the background and basic science of sports medicine. As well as giving systematic guidance about emergency treatment of injuries on and off the field, this book includes sections on sports injuries in specific groups of athletes: women, children, old people and people with disabilities. There are also sections on nutrition, dermatology, rehabilitation, drugs in sport, psychology and sport, and organizational issues.
Call Number: RC1211 .O938 2010
Sports Biomechanics - The Basics by Anthony BlazevichHuman beings are the 'all-rounders' of the natural world - while they aren't naturally the quickest, biggest or strongest creatures, they can achieve more amazing physical feats than any other animal. Nowhere is this ability more pronounced than in sporting performance, the ideal area for studying the mechanics of a human - our biomechanics. But all too often the study of sports biomechanics can become bogged down in pure mathematics, tables and graphs that bear little resemblance to what you see on the field of play. In this comprehensively revised third edition of bestsellingSports Biomechanics, Professor Anthony Blazevich answers real-world questions using easily accessible language and fully updated, clear and concise diagrams. Each chapter is devoted to a single area of the subject and details scientific underpinnings of sports performance; this edition features a new chapter on human gait (walking and running) as well as new information on the latest topics in sport biomechanics. An absolutely essential resource for any student, athlete or fitness professional involved in the field of sports biomechanics.
Call Number: QP303 .B63 2017
Sports Performance Measurement and Analytics by Lorena MartinThis is the first real-world guide to building and using analytical models for measuring and assessing performance in the five major sports: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, and tennis. This book brings together sports measurement and statistical analyses, demonstrating how to examine differences across sports as well as between player positions.