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Use this guide to search selected library resources on sports medicine, athletic injury, exercise physiology, exercise and health, drugs and sports, sports nutrition, clinical research and more. Current UCB faculty, students, staff and patrons in the library have access to licensed resources. Use Recommend a title form for purchase recommendations.
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Introduction to Kinesiology by Shirl J. Hoffman; Duane Knudson (Eds)Provides the essential information for students embarking on studying human movement or physical education, providing a complete overview of the field of kinesiology and exploring the common career paths, questions, and ideas that are part of this dynamic and expanding field.
Call Number: QP303 .I58 2018
Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports, Exercise and Health by J. KangThe second edition of Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports, Exercise and Health offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to sport and exercise nutrition, integrating key nutritional facts, concepts and dietary guidelines with a thorough discussion of the fundamental biological science underpinning physiological and metabolic processes. A revised and expanded companion website offers additional teaching and learning features, such as PowerPoint slides, multiple-choice question banks and web links. No book goes further in explaining how nutrients function within our biological system, helping students to develop a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms and offering the best grounding in applying knowledge to practice in both improving athletic performance and preventing disease.
Call Number: QP141 .N77 2018
The Performance Cortex:How Neuroscience is Redefining Athletic Genius by Zach Schonbrun"A must-read for the cerebral sports fan...like Moneyball except nerdier. Much nerdier." --Sports Illustrated Why couldn't Michael Jordan, master athlete that he was, crush a baseball? Why can't modern robotics come close to replicating the dexterity of a five-year-old? Why do good quarterbacks always seem to know where their receivers are? On a quest to discover what actually drives human movement and its spectacular potential, journalist, sports writer, and fan Zach Schonbrun interviewed experts on motor control around the world. The trail begins with the groundbreaking work of two neuroscientists in Major League Baseball who are upending the traditional ways scouts evaluate the speed with which great players read a pitch. Across all sports, new theories and revolutionary technology are revealing how the brain's motor control system works in extraordinary talented athletes like Stephen Curry, Tom Brady, Serena Williams, and Lionel Messi; as well as musical virtuosos, dancers, rock climbers, race-car drivers, and more. Whether it is timing a 95 mph fastball or reaching for a coffee mug, movement requires a complex suite of computations that many take for granted--until they read The Performance Cortex. Zach Schonbrun ushers in a new way of thinking about the athletic gifts we marvel over and seek to develop in our own lives. It's not about the million-dollar arm anymore. It's about the million-dollar brain.
Call Number: RC1236.N47 S36 2018
Superhuman: life at the extremes of mental and physical ability by Hooper, RowanSuperhuman is a fascinating, eye-opening and inspiring celebration of the best that the current human species has to offer. This is a book about what it feels like to be exceptional - and what it takes to get there. Why can some people achieve greatness when others can't, no matter how hard they try? What are the secrets of long life and happiness? Just how much potential does our species have? In this inspirational book, New Scientist Managing Editor Rowan Hooper takes us on a tour of the peaks of human achievement. We sit down with some of the world's finest minds, from a Nobel-prize winning scientist to a double Booker-prize winning author; we meet people whose power of focus has been the difference between a world record and death; we learn from international opera stars; we go back in time with memory champions, and we explore the transcendent experience of ultrarunners. We meet people who have rebounded from near-death, those who have demonstrated exceptional bravery, and those who have found happiness in the most unexpected ways. Drawing on interviews with a wide range of superhumans as well as those who study them, Hooper assesses the science of peak potential, reviewing the role of genetics alongside the famed 10,000 hours of practice. For anyone who ever felt that they might be able to do something extraordinary in life, for those who simply want to succeed, and for anyone interested in incredible human stories, Superhuman is a must-read.
Call Number: BF412 .H66 2018
Example: Write your research topic as a question, use subject ideas or a thesis statement.
What is a concussion? how to treat? how to prevent?
List main concepts:
traumatic brain injury, concussion, brain trauma, brain concussion diagnosis, sports injuries, athletic injuries, therapy, post-concussion syndrome.
List key words, phrases, synonyms, alternative terms and spelling - be creative:
football injuries ethics, veterans health, brain wounds, brain damage