* An up-to-date primer and key reference source for students and professionals studying the processes of social change and development in 'third world' countries. * Builds on the success of From Modernization to Globalization, published by the editors in 2000.
Integrating the presentation of the nature, scope, philosophy, and history of physical education and sport with the growing career opportunities available within this dynamic field, this title addresses the challenges and the future of the discipline. It emphasizes preparation for a diversity of careers.
Designed especially for students in sport and physical activity, this book provides a detailed guide to planning, undertaking, and writing up qualitative research. It's a coherent and accessible guide through the research process, using numerous examples to bring research alive.
Combining BTECÂ s team of experts with experienced sport and exercise sciences teachers, authors, specification writers and verifiers, to put everything candidates and tutors need for BTEC success at their fingertips.
Explores all aspects of diagnosis and management of sports-related injuries and physical activity such as the fundamental principles of sports medicine, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries, enhancement of sports performance and dealing with special groups of participants.
Provides an introductory study of motor learning and control for students who aspire to become practitioners in exercise science, physical education, and other movement-oriented professions. This title offers an introduction to motor skills and control, attention, memory, and learning. It discusses instruction, feedback, and practice methods.
Aimed as a course text for a range of subjects including: kinesiology, exercise science, physical education, public health, health promotion, preventive medicine and human biology programmes. This textbook integrates research findings into the implications of physical activity levels on health.
This groundbreaking work explores masculinity and the body within sports. Through participant observations, sporting life-history interviews, and research with children, Wellard highlights the social processes which impact upon individual constructions and formulations of masculine identity and reviews these in relation to broader debates on gender, embodiment and sporting participation.
In July 2015, the Bloodhound team will unveil the car with which they'll launch their assault on the World Land Speed Record. Powered by a jet engine from a Eurofighter Typhoon fighter and a rocket engine developed for the European Space Agency. This book is the culmination of a ten year beyond the state of the art engineering effort.
Before athletes can become strong and powerful, they need to master the movement skills required in sport. Athletic Movement Skills covers the underlying science and offers prescriptive advice on bridging the gap between scientist and practitioner so coaches and athletes can work together to achieve dominance.
Tudor O. Bompa, the pioneer of periodization training, and Carlo A. Buzzichelli, one of the world's foremost experts on training methods, use scientific support and their expertise to teach you how to maximize training gains with periodization.
Authored by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Developing Power is the definitive resource for developing athletic power. With exercises and drills, assessments, analysis, and programming, this book will elevate power and performance in all sports.
This book is the first to take an in-depth look at the role of coaching in the professionalisation of disability sport. Using in-depth case studies of elite disability sport coaches from around the world, across a wide range of sports and disciplines, the book offers a framework for critical reflection on coaching practice and disability sport experiences.
This work explores the question: if exercise affects reproductive hormones, then could the reproductive hormones have physiological effects unrelated to reproduction that influence the capacity of women to exercise, and could account for some of the variance in physiological performance within women across the age span from menarche to menopause.
Emphasising that sports coaching is a social activity, this book introduces the 'what', 'when', 'how' and 'why' of coaching practice. Organised around the disciplines that have influenced coaching - including psychology, sociology and education - it explores issues faced by grassroots/youth sports coaches and elite/professional coaches today.
Strength and Conditioning for Young Athletes offers an evidence-based introduction to the theory and practice of strength and conditioning for children and young athletes. Fully revised and updated, this second edition offers an holistic approach to training centred on long-term athletic development and young athlete welfare.
Inspire, motivate and give confidence to your students with OCR PE for A Level Book 1. This reliable and accessible textbook will offer your students comprehensive support for both the academic and practical elements of the course.
Inspire, motivate and give confidence to your students with OCR PE for A Level Book 2. This reliable and accessible textbook will offer your students comprehensive support for both the academic and practical elements of the course .
Reinforce your understanding of applied anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology and biomechanics and improve your exam technique for component 1: physiological factors affecting performance by utilising this OCR A Level PE Student Guide.
Applied Sport Mechanics, Fourth Edition With Web Resource, helps undergraduate students understand how the fundamental laws of human movement affect athletes' performances. Foundational principles of kinetics, kinematics, and sports technique are clearly presented and then explored through a variety of applied scenarios.
A requirement in all sports science courses, exercise physiology examines how the body's physiological systems behave during exercise. This study offers a concise and focused look at its subject, with a highly interactive approach that includes problem-solving and laboratory work.
This volume approaches the study of pain, risk and injury in sport from a variety of social scientific perspectives. Contributions focus on the manifestations of pain, risk and injury within sport cultures, and the degree to which the research is rapidly expanding to include new ways of thinking about risky and painful 'suffering' in sport.
The fitness industry is experiencing a boom characterized by the proliferation of technology. While this may benefit health, it raises questions about the nature of our relationship with technology. This is the first book to examine these questions through a critical scholarly lens.
This book approaches the study of mental illness in sport cultures from a variety of social scientific perspectives. Contributions focus on the multiple manifestations of mental illness within sport cultures, and the degree to which sport may be utilized as a means of helping people who struggle with mental illness.
The 2nd edition integrates the latest research on the function of the endocrine system in physical activity, and how hormonal responses affect many other organs and systems of the body. Coverage includes athletic amenorrhea, osteopenia, sarcopenia and more.
This handbook offers an important and timely contribution to the interdisciplinary field of Olympic Studies. It provides a complete analysis of current and future economic, commercial, socio-political, cultural and governance challenges facing both the Olympic and Paralympic Games, their athletes and institutions.
This volume brings together articles, original essays and critical reflections on physical culture and the body today. Covering conceptual, methodological and empirical topics from phenomenology and feminist ethnography to basketball, boxing and cycling, this is an essential text for anyone researching the body.
Concussion is one of the most important issues in modern sport. But what are the real issues behind the headlines and public outcry, and what could be done to save sport from itself? This concise, provocative introduction draws on perspectives from sociology, medicine, ethics, psychology and public health to answer these questions and more.
*Change your life through fitness - feel-good, sustainable advice on nutrition, training & mental health - from the UK's N.1 Women's Fitness Trainer*
Strong Body = Strong Mind. Lisa Lanceford's life was transformed through the power of fitness.