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Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
4 Volume Set
The Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport presents everything and anything you want to know about sports and the sporting life. Here at last is a single reference resource that captures the essence of the world of sport, and its incredible variety. Knowledge from sports management, sports science, human movement studies, sport history, and sport sociology synthesized in 450 comprehensive, illustrated articles. Here is full coverage of all the social and human issues in sports that keep talk radio buzzing, the background and low-down for fans and students alike. Coverage begins with sport among prehistoric hunters and gatherers and extends to the global sports industry of the twenty-first century. Key social issues such as doping, racism, sexism, civic life, youth participation, and public policy are amply covered, with all perspectives represented.Coverage is truly global and interdisciplinary and includes what we have learned about sports through research based in the fields of Sports Management, Physical Education, Human Movement Studies, Kinesiology, Sports Sociology, Sport History, and Sport Science. With sports studies now a diverse, global field, the integrated and interdisciplinary approach of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport is much needed because it will fully meet the information needs of students, teachers, researchers, professionals, and sports enthusiasts of all interests.