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            Greatest British Railway Journeys: Celebrating the greatest journeys from the BBC's beloved railway travel series
             

            Greatest British Railway Journeys: Celebrating the greatest journeys from the BBC's beloved railway travel series (Hardback)

            By Portillo), Freemantle (Mi

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $37.49
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            • Pub Date
              29 Dec 20

            It is now just over a decade since the much-loved Great British Railway Journeys series set off on its incredible run discovering the United Kingdom's cultural history through the prism of George Bradshaw's Railway Guide Book. Michael Portillo has since presented ten seasons of t...his ever-popular show on BBC Two, covering every part of the existing train network in Britain, as well as others that were closed as a result of the Beeching Report in 1963. Across a decade of these journeys, Michael has discovered the historical and cultural past of every corner of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, giving railway fans a unique insight into our shared past of train travel since the Victorian era. With the anniversary, a new book will celebrate Michael's top fifty journeys from the hundreds he has covered, supported with colour illustrations and maps. It is the ideal Christmas gift.
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            ISBN 9781472279279
            Released AU 29 Dec 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Science of American Football
             

            The Science of American Football (Hardback)

            By Hoffman, Jay R.

            • RRP: $252.00
            • $252.00
            • Pub Date
              12 Dec 20

            The game of American football may be the greatest team sport that exists. It epitomizes the need of a team first approach to achieve the desired success. Success is often measured as the hoisting of a championship trophy, that involved a journey that required discipline, persever...ance, sacrifice, and hard work. These traits are the backbone of success in football, but more importantly is the backbone or blueprint for success in life. The Science of American Football provides an in-depth discussion on the physiology of the game of American football, including the physiological strain associated with playing in various environmental extremes. Issues related to acclimatization, preparation and medical issues associated with each of these environmental extremes will be discussed as well as medical issues occurring during the athlete's playing career (common sites of injury) and potential risks arising post-career (e.g., neurological dysfunction, arthritic joints, obesity). The book goes on to consider aspects of player selection and preparation including discussion of evidence-based physical conditioning programs, appropriate nutrition and specific dietary supplementation for the American football player. The Science of American Football will be the first to focus on the physiology, science and medical issues associated with the game of American football and will be key reading for students of Coaching and Exercise Science as well as those with a keen interest on understanding the science of American football such as coaches and players.
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            ISBN 9780367462833
            Released AU 12 Dec 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Racism and English Football: For Club and Country
             

            Racism and English Football: For Club and Country (Hardback)

            By Burdsey, Daniel

            • RRP: $94.99
            • $94.99
            • Pub Date
              22 Sep 20

            Racism and English Football: For Club and Country analyses the contemporary manifestations, outcomes and implications of the fractious relationship between English professional football and race. Racism, we were told, had disappeared from English football. It was relegated to a d...istant past, and displaced onto other European countries. When its appearance could not be denied, it was said to have reappeared. This book reveals that this was not true. Racism did not go away and did not return. It was here all along. The book argues that racism is firmly embedded and historically rooted in the game's structures, cultures and institutions, and operates as a form of systemic discrimination. It addresses the ways that racism has tainted the English football, and the manner in which football has, in turn, influenced racial meanings and formations in wider society. Equally, it explores how football has facilitated forms of occupational multiculture, black player activism and progressive fan politics that resist divisive social phenomena and offer a degree of hope for an alternative future. Focusing on a diverse range of topics, in men's and women's football, at club and international level, Racism and English Football extends and expands our knowledge of how racism occurs and, critically, how it can be challenged. This is an essential read for scholars and students working on race, ethnicity, sport and popular culture, together with those interested in the social and organisational dynamics of English professional football more generally.
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            ISBN 9780367423766
            Released AU 22 Sep 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Focus on Sport, Culture and Society
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            Perspectives on Game-Based Coaching
             

            Perspectives on Game-Based Coaching (Hardback)

            Edited by Pill, Shane

            • RRP: $94.99
            • $94.99
            • Pub Date
              22 Sep 20

            This book offers new perspectives on game-based coaching (GBC), one of the most important practices for session design and instructional delivery in sport coaching. GBC emphasises the sport coach as educator and the development of 'thinking players', and this book demonstrates wh...at that means in practice. It brings together leading and innovative thinkers and practitioners in coaching pedagogy, and aims to stimulate reflection by the reader on their own coaching practice. Reviewing recent theoretical developments and current research in GBC, the book provides in-depth examples on how research can be applied in practice, including the use of digital video games, immersive scenario-based coaching narratives, and the Game Sense approach as 'play with purpose'. Representing the most up-to-date and engaging introduction to the theory and practice of GBC, this book is invaluable reading for all students of physical education and sport coaching, as well as practising coaches and coach educators.
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            ISBN 9780367440473
            Released AU 22 Sep 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Focus on Sport Pedagogy
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            Crisis and Disaster Management for Sport
             

            Crisis and Disaster Management for Sport (Paperback)

            By Shipway, Richard; Miles, Lee; Gordon, Richard

            • RRP: $62.99
            • $62.99
            • Pub Date
              11 Dec 20

            Crisis and Disaster Management for Sport is the first book to introduce key concepts and best practice in crisis and disaster management in sport and international sport events. The book draws from multiple disciplines to provide insight into the issues and challenges involved in... planning for, and managing, crises and disasters in the context of sport. With an initial focus on sports event and venue resilience, the book also explores social, community, and individual resilience within sport, and examines concepts and issues such as fandom, risk perception, crowd control and management, crisis communication and reputational risk, and the growing challenges posed by climate change. The book includes real-world case studies as well as disaster management-related simulation and scenario-building exercises and looks ahead to what might be the most significant threats in future to the safe and sustainable management of sport. With the devastating impacts of COVID-19 illustrating the central importance of resilience and proper preparation for crises and disasters, this book is an essential read for all researchers, students, practitioners and policy makers working in sport, tourism, entertainment, leisure and critical event studies.
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            ISBN 9781138364592
            Released AU 11 Dec 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Sport and Secessionism
             

            Sport and Secessionism (Hardback)

            Edited by Vaczi, Mariann; Bairner, Alan

            • RRP: $252.00
            • $252.00
            • Pub Date
              29 Oct 20

            Sport and Secessionism examines how sporting cultures reflect, inform and sometimes frustrate secessionist movements around the world. Investigating a wide range of cases, the book explores key themes including nationalism, nation building, state-region antagonisms, independence ...movements, identity and ethnic politics, sovereignty and autonomy processes, all through the lens of sport. Sports are uniquely positioned to shed light on secessionist politics due to their pervasiveness in society, and their ability to absorb, reflect, and produce political projections. The book presents analyses of a wide range of geographical, cultural and political contexts in which sports are deployed to pursue regional independence, or greater sovereignty and autonomy, and explores the dual processes of sub-national identity construction and state sovereignty deconstruction. The book includes fifteen cases from such diverse parts of the world as Ireland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Turkey, Catalonia, Biafra, Canada and the UK, among others. Offering a unique perspective on an important geopolitical issue, this book is fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in sport and politics, the sociology of sport, political science, political geography, nationalism studies, or international history.
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            ISBN 9780367356552
            Released AU 29 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society
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            Routledge Handbook of Athlete Welfare
             

            Routledge Handbook of Athlete Welfare (Hardback)

            Edited by Lang, Melanie

            • RRP: $368.00
            • $368.00
            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            Athlete welfare should be of central importance in all sport. This comprehensive volume features cutting-edge research from around the world on issues that can compromise the welfare of athletes at all levels of sport, and on the approaches taken by sports organisations to preven...t and manage these. In recent years, sports organisations have increased their efforts to assure athlete health, safety, and well-being, often prompted by high-profile disclosures of sexual, physical and emotional abuse, bullying, discrimination, disordered eating, addiction, and mental health issues. In this book, contributors lift the lid on these and other issues that jeopardise the physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual welfare of athletes of all ages to raise awareness of the broad range of challenges athletes face. Chapters also highlight approaches to athlete welfare and initiatives taken by national and international sport organisations to provide a safer, more ethical sports environment. As the first book to focus exclusively on athlete welfare, this is an essential read for students and researchers in sports studies, coaching, psychology, performance, development and management, and physical education. It is also a useful reference point for anyone working in welfare, safeguarding, child protection, and equity and inclusion in and beyond sport.
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            ISBN 9780367193256
            Released AU 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge International Handbooks
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            Crisis and Disaster Management for Sport
             

            Crisis and Disaster Management for Sport (Hardback)

            By Shipway, Richard; Miles, Lee; Gordon, Richard

            • RRP: $231.00
            • $231.00
            • Pub Date
              11 Dec 20

            Crisis and Disaster Management for Sport is the first book to introduce key concepts and best practice in crisis and disaster management in sport and international sport events. The book draws from multiple disciplines to provide insight into the issues and challenges involved in... planning for, and managing, crises and disasters in the context of sport. With an initial focus on sports event and venue resilience, the book also explores social, community, and individual resilience within sport, and examines concepts and issues such as fandom, risk perception, crowd control and management, crisis communication and reputational risk, and the growing challenges posed by climate change. The book includes real-world case studies as well as disaster management-related simulation and scenario-building exercises and looks ahead to what might be the most significant threats in future to the safe and sustainable management of sport. With the devastating impacts of COVID-19 illustrating the central importance of resilience and proper preparation for crises and disasters, this book is an essential read for all researchers, students, practitioners and policy makers working in sport, tourism, entertainment, leisure and critical event studies.
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            ISBN 9781138364578
            Released AU 11 Dec 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Science of American Football
             

            The Science of American Football (Paperback)

            By Hoffman, Jay R.

            • RRP: $77.99
            • $77.99
            • Pub Date
              12 Dec 20

            The game of American football may be the greatest team sport that exists. It epitomizes the need of a team first approach to achieve the desired success. Success is often measured as the hoisting of a championship trophy, that involved a journey that required discipline, persever...ance, sacrifice, and hard work. These traits are the backbone of success in football, but more importantly is the backbone or blueprint for success in life. The Science of American Football provides an in-depth discussion on the physiology of the game of American football, including the physiological strain associated with playing in various environmental extremes. Issues related to acclimatization, preparation and medical issues associated with each of these environmental extremes will be discussed as well as medical issues occurring during the athlete's playing career (common sites of injury) and potential risks arising post-career (e.g., neurological dysfunction, arthritic joints, obesity). The book goes on to consider aspects of player selection and preparation including discussion of evidence-based physical conditioning programs, appropriate nutrition and specific dietary supplementation for the American football player. The Science of American Football will be the first to focus on the physiology, science and medical issues associated with the game of American football and will be key reading for students of Coaching and Exercise Science as well as those with a keen interest on understanding the science of American football such as coaches and players.
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            ISBN 9780367462710
            Released AU 12 Dec 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Perfect Puppy: Take Britain's Number One Puppy Care Book With You!
             

            Perfect Puppy: Take Britain's Number One Puppy Care Book With You! (Paperback)

            By Bailey, Gwen

            • RRP: $29.99
            • $22.49
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            • Pub Date
              11 Aug 20

            Gwen Bailey's bestselling puppy care guide has helped hundreds of thousands of owners throughout the world raise a problem-free dog. Now updated with the latest findings in canine behaviour and a completely new user-friendly design, this revised edition will teach you how to rais...e a problem-free dog. From housetraining to playing games, it will show you how to teach your dog good manners and build his confidence with the world around him. There are step-by-step training and socialization plans as well as a guide to understanding and preventing biting, chewing and other problems. If you want your puppy to develop into a happy, well-behaved and friendly adult dog, you cannot afford to be without this book.
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            ISBN 9780600637011
            Released AU 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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