Now available in paperback, the Encyclopedia of International
Sports Studies is the most authoritative and comprehensive
single-volume reference work ever published on sport. With over one
million words of text arranged into more than 1000 entries and
articles, it covers the full range of sub-disciplines within sports
studies; including scientific, social scientific and medical
The encyclopedia is alphabetically organized and consists
- principal articles covering key disciplinary areas, such as
sports economics and sports history
- large topical entries on central subjects such as resistance
training and the diagnosis of sports injuries
- smaller topical entries on subjects such as cross training and
- short overviews of other important terms and concepts, from
metabolism and motivation to muscle tension-length
With over 150 contributing authors from the US, UK, Canada,
Australia, South Africa, Japan, New Zealand, Hong Kong and
continental Europe, the Encyclopedia of International Sports
Studies is an unparalleled work of sports scholarship. Accessibly
written, facts-fronted and including full cross-referencing and
guides to further reading throughout, this is an essential addition
to the bookshelf of any student, researcher, teacher or
professional working in sport.
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