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The Impossible: Rodney Mullen, Ryan Sheckler, and the Fantastic History of Skateboarding

“The book provides a deep and nuanced insight into how contemporary skateboarding has evolved and where it will go. It honors the beauty, danger, and complexity of the sport, and lays bare its physical and psychological demands, and greatness. The Impossible is some of the finest writing on skating I’ve seen. I read it in one sitting." —Bret Anthony Johnston, best-selling author of Corpus Christi and Remember Me Like This “With its i...

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The Athlete's Dilemma

This is a very comprehensible legal perspective on injury and doping in sports from an experienced disability rights lawyer and writer. Parry, the former director of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Disability Rights and editor/editor in chief of the Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter, makes a strong case for a public health approach by the federal government to protect young and elite athletes (amateur to profes...

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Biz Mackey, a Giant behind the Plate

“The best all-around catcher in black baseball history”—Cumberland Posey, Owner of the Homestead Grays National Baseball Hall of Fame catcher James Raleigh “Biz” Mackey’s professional career spanned nearly three decades in the Negro Leagues and elsewhere. He distinguished himself as a defensive catcher who also had an impressive batting average and later worked as a manager of the Newark Eagles and the Baltimore Elite Giants. Using a...

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The Stupidest Sports Book of All Time

My husband lives and breathes sports so I got this book as a stocking stuffer and I'm glad I did! The book is a collection of articles depicting interesting and sometimes funny sports-related tidbits from all around the world. He was so into it, he forgot there were more presents to be opened. This would make a great book series.

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Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual, 7th Edition

Have been an aqua fitness instructor for three years. Decided to continue "learning". Bought this book. Pleasantly surprised by it's size and thoroughness. Have enjoyed refreshing and learning. Thank you for this comprehensive manual. Great resource for individuals looking to get into the Aquatic field or to gain Aquatic exercise knowledge. While reading it's pretty hard to ignore the grammatical errors and spelling errors. I feel th...

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Muscle Strength

Kumar has complied a vast amount of information on muscle strength into one large volume. The book is of interest to basic scientists … human factors engineers, physical and occupational therapists … and practicing applied ergonomists … . [T]he most valuable information contained in these chapters for the experienced user is the wealth of normative data that cannot be found in a single source elsewhere.

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Swimming For Triathlon And Open Water

I am an adult who never swam much growing up and now have my sights set on a Triathlon. This book helped me to learn (re-learn) to swim. I found it more valuable for basic swimming and techniques than open water. Recommended. "Swimming for Triathlon and Open Water will give you the confidence you need to take the plunge and to improve your skills… It's a really easy read and useful for keen swimmers--whether they’re looking to refine...

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Biomechanical Evaluation of Movement in Sport and Exercise

Published in association with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, this is the only up-to-date, practical guide to using the range of biomechanics movement analysis machines, equipment and software available today. It includes detailed explanations of the key theory underlying biomechanics testing, along with advice concerning choice of equipment and how to use your laboratory equipment most effectively. The book c...

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No Girls in the Clubhouse

"invaluably...essential"--Library Journal; "this interesting book provides a solid historical and cultural treatment of women and baseball over the years and reveals that, despite barriers, women have found a way to share in the love of this sport and to be counted. A fascinating resource for those interested in sociology, especially sport sociology, and women's studies...excellent resource. Highly recommended"

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Running with Lydiard, 3rd edition

This book is so full of proven knowledge by the author. It is truly a book for both men and women. Old and young. Gives great detail how to grow stamina, what to eat and drink for your bones and muscles. Just absolutely full of knowledge to learn for any runner, beginner or advanced. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Not biased in the least.