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- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2011; US$ 24.95
The world of fantasy sports is no longer the purview of nerds and stat geeks. In fact, versions of the game are currently played by tens of millions of people worldwide. But while fantasy sports may have begun as a light-hearted diversion, to many of its participants winning or losing is no laughing matter. The book takes readers on a journey... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 29.14
Hauptbeschreibung Was ist Gewaltkompetenz? Die Fähigkeit, körperliche und psychische Gewalt ausüben zu können wird negativ gesehen, während die Fähigkeit, ihr zu widerstehen als eine Tugend gilt. Eine solche Bewertung ist tatsächlich nichts weiter als eine Frage der Perspektive. Individuum und Staat sind nicht identisch. Auch in demokratischen Staaten... more...
- 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...
- ECW Press 2013; US$ 29.99
From its unfathomable construction in the grip of the Great Depression to its closing in 1999 and its current status as Ryerson University?s Mattamy Athletic Centre, this lush, nostalgic history captures the former Maple Leaf Gardens hockey arena in all its glory. With a compelling narrative from the Toronto Maple Leafs? official photographer Graig... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...