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The Surfing Handbook

This book in definitely for BEGINNERS! Either for those curious about the sport but yet to be out on a board, or for those who have paddled out a handful of times and want to invest but have yet to make the big plunge to buy a suit or a board of their own. The book presents the variety of surfboards and makes clear to the reader what a new surfer should buy, and I fully agree! It has lots of other great info - how energy is formed ac...

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The Rough Guide to Camping in Britain, 2nd Edition

'The Rough Guide to Camping in Britain' reviews over 300 of the UK's best sites, travelling from Scilly to Shetland, taking in Yorkshire hills, Hampshire glampsites, Welsh Islands and Highland co-operatives. This full colour guide is packed with practical detail and is written by campers for campers.

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Women Sport Fans: Identification, Participation, Representation

"The book gives a testimony of how unequal relations between men and women function in different countries and in different sports, which may enable, for example, sports and women’s organisations to strengthen emancipatory practices in this area. In the scientific world, the book should open a discussion of great importance, as women are becoming more and more significant actors in the world of sport, actors who can no longer be unde...

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The Ascent of John Tyndall

Before reading this book I knew a little about John Tyndall: that he did the crucial experiments showing that the blue color and polarization of skylight were due to the scattering of light by small particles – later determined to be the molecules that make up the air. I had no idea how involved Tyndall was in many other important discoveries in nineteenth-century science. The author does a good job describing these discoveries and i...

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The Palgrave International Handbook of Football and Politics

This Handbook offers an analysis of the relation between football and politics, based on over 30 case studies covering five continents. It provides a detailed picture of this relation in a wide number of European, American, African, and Asian states, as well as a comparative assessment of football in a global perspective, thus combining the general and the local. It examines themes such as the political origins of football in the stu...

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Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports, Exercise and Health, 2nd Edition

The second edition of Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports, Exercise and Health offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to sport and exercise nutrition, integrating key nutritional facts, concepts and dietary guidelines with a thorough discussion of the fundamental biological science underpinning physiological and metabolic processes. Informed by the latest research in this fast-moving discipline, the book includes brand-new sect...

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Soccer and Disaster: International Perspectives

The word disaster is much used in the world of soccer - conceding a penalty, a sending off, an untimely defeat. Comparing these with real life disasters puts things into perspective and the results of the games become insignificant. Soccer is not more important than life or death! For the first time, real life tragedies in the world of soccer are explored in one volume. From the loss of life of talented young players in the Munich an...

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Football and Supporter Activism in Europe: Whose Game Is It?

This book is the first to explore and compare football governance, fandom culture and supporter engagement in Europe. With a specific focus on supporter activism and campaigning, the collection provides a comparative study of several European countries. The authors argue that supporters, despite being the pillar or the ‘lifeblood’ of their club, see their role in football governance marginalised. The volume is unique in that it chall...