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- Taylor and Francis 1998; US$ 79.95
This book presents a new perspective on the link between economic growth and environmental change. All the key issues in environmental economics are covered, including: * industry, creation and environmental change * air, water and toxic pollution * economic growth and the limits of environmental regulation * ethics and the limits of environmental... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 75.95
2006 North American Society for Sports History Book of the Year The literature on sport history is now well established, taking in a wide range of themes and covering every activity from aerobics to zorbing. However, in comparison to most mainstream histories, sport history has rarely been called upon to question its foundations and account for... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 60.95
Australians are surrounded by beaches. But this enclosure is more than a geographical fact for the inhabitants of an island continent; the beach is an integral part of the cultural envelope. This work analyzes the history of the beach as an integral aspect of Australian culture. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 61.95
1999 North American Society for Sports History Book of the Year Douglas Booth looks at the role of sport in the fostering of a new national identity in South Africa. He analyzes the effect of the 30-year sport boycott but concludes that sport will never unite South Africans except in the most fleeting and superficial manner. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 35.00
Surfing legend Greg Noll likens wiping out on a 35-foot wall of water to "going off Niagara Falls without the barrel" and estimates the chances of drowning at "about 80 percent." Could part of the appeal of surfing be that in a sport rife with danger and risk, the only protective gear surfers wear is sunscreen? more...
- Berkshire Publishing 2007; US$ 125.00
The Berkshire Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports offers a comprehensive dissection of this new and emerging phenomenon, and its characteristics, philosophy, ideology, functions, history and future. The Encyclopedia contextualizes extreme sports, especially their key componentriskfrom a number of disciplinary perspectives including history,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 36.99
This book presents research, analysis, and reflections on the major issues of Guatemalan development and democracy: the role of the military, the involvement of Mayan communities in national development, the possible emergence of more inclusive political institutions and the roles of international forces and agencies in Guatemalan social change. The... more...