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  • Dancing Culturesby HA©lA¨ne Neveu Kringelbach; Jonathan Skinner

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    Dance is more than an aesthetic of life ? dance embodies life. This is evident from the social history of jive, the marketing of trans-national ballet, ritual healing dances in Italy or folk dances performed for tourists in Mexico, Panama and Canada. Dance often captures those essential dimensions of social life that cannot be easily put into words.... more...

  • It's a Hill, Get Over Itby Steve Chilton

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2013; US$ 29.15

    This book offers a detailed history of the sport of fell running. It also tells the stories of some of the great exponents of the sport through the ages. Many of them achieved greatness whilst still working full time in traditional jobs, a million miles away from the professionalism of other branches of athletics nowadays. The book covers the early... more...

  • Making the American Bodyby Jonathan Black

    UNP - Nebraska 2013; US$ 27.95

    If you thought the fitness craze was about being healthy, think again. Although Charles Atlas, Jack LaLanne, Jim Fixx, Jane Fonda, Richard Simmons, and Jillian Michaels might well point the way to a better body, they have done so only if their brands brought in profits. In the first book to tell the full story of the American obsession with fitness... more...

  • Born in a Tentby Bill Garner

    NewSouth 2013; US$ 24.99

    Breathtakingly original, this book shows that the history of Australia can be told through a history of camping. Bill Garner reminds us that Australia was settled as a campsite - the nation was born in a tent. But while Europeans brought tents, they did not bring camping. Australia had been a camping place for millennia. And so it continued to be.... more...

  • Game Magicby Jeff Howard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Make More Immersive and Engaging Magic Systems in Games Game Magic: A Designer?s Guide to Magic Systems in Theory and Practice explains how to construct magic systems and presents a compendium of arcane lore, encompassing the theory, history, and structure of magic systems in games and human belief. The author combines rigorous scholarly analysis... more...

  • Fire on Iceby Darrell Davis; Jordan Eberle

    MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc 2013; US$ 9.99

    From current stars Jordan Eberle, Ryan Getzlaf, Jarret Stoll, and Brooks Laich to Hall of Famers and legends like Gordie Howe, Bryan Trottier, Elmer Lach, and Glenn Hall, this collection tells the personal histories of the greatest Saskatchewan hockey players. Saskatchewan produces more NHL hockey players per capita than any other place in the world,... more...

  • Sport Pedagogyby Kathleen Armour

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 66.99

    Sport Pedagogy offers an essential starting point for anyone who cares about sport, education and young people. It offers invaluable theoretical and practical guidance for studying to become an effective teacher or coach, and for anyone who wants to inspire children and young people to engage in and enjoy sport for life. The book also focuses on... more...

  • Landmarks in the History of Physical Educationby P C McIntosh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    Originally published in 1957, the first part of this volume examines physical education in classical Greece and Imperial Rome during the first and second centuries A.D. and in Italy and England during the Renaissance. The second part of the book traces the simultaneous development of physical education in different parts of the USA and Europe from... more...

  • American Work-Sportsby Frank Zarnowski

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 35.00

    For more than a century the American farm, factory and frontier provided opportunities for physical workers to display their skill, win a bet, brag or perhaps just have some fun. Competitions that emphasized useful skills, like plowing, corn-husking, rock drilling, typesetting, and tree cutting, were common in the antebellum and post-Civil War periods,... more...

  • Fußballjournalismusby Marcus Bölz

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    Das Phanomen Fussball produziert mit seinen schnell wechselnden Ereignissen und Idolen fortwahrenden Diskussionsstoff und verfugt uber das Potenzial, Menschen uber alle soziale Schichten hinweg zu faszinieren. Fussball erzahlt heute globale Geschichten und inszeniert sich auf allen Kanalen als mediales Spektakel, dem (fast) keiner entkommen kann. Marcus... more...