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Legends Never Die

With every touchdown, home run, and three-pointer, star athletes represent an American dream that only an elite group blessed with natural talent can achieve. However, Kimball concentrates on what happens once these modern warriors meet their untimely demise. As athletes die, legends rise in their place. The premature deaths of celebrated players not only capture and immortalize their physical superiority, but also jolt their fans wi...

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Principles and Themes in Yoga Therapy

Yoga has become increasingly popular in mainstream culture, with varied interpretations of how it should be taught and practiced, and increased awareness of its beneficial effects as a healing modality. As a result, yoga therapy has emerged as an effective alternative approach to health and wellness. Explaining the principles and underpinning ideas presented by the yoga therapy movement, James Foulkes identifies the methods leading t...

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Female Football Players and Fans(Football Research in an Enlarged Europe)

This volume draws upon social science and historical approaches to provide insights into the world of women’s football and female fans. It gives an in-depth analysis of the development of the women’s game in different European countries and examines the experiences of female fans. An overview about women’s football in Europe shows the rise and development of the game and the increasing inclusion of girls and women in football and fan...

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Sport and Peace-Building in Divided Societies

Sport is a cultural institution that stands at the interface between political and civil society. In divided communities, sport has been an agent of separation, sectarian hatred and violence, but also a highly effective tool for conflict resolution, reconciliation and peace-building. In this important study, John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson draw on their extensive international experience of working with divided communities to develop ...

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Addominali. Respirazione, autovalutazione, esercizi, energia (2011)

Advent for Everyone: Luke provides readers with an inspirational guide through the Advent season, from the first Sunday in Advent through the Saturday after the Fourth Sunday in Advent. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation and brief reflection, exploring the Gospel themes of faith, repentance, justice, and celebration. Wright's engaging reflections take you on a journey of spiritual ...

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1.e4 vs The Sicilian II

The third volume of the Grandmaster Repertoire – 1.e4 series tackles many challenging Sicilian lines – the Dragons, Rauzer, Sveshnikov and Kalashnikov. Building on a foundation of critical main lines, Negi reveals an arsenal of new ideas, making this an essential addition to the library of every ambitious player.   Reviewsof the previous volumes:   “It'sso good! It shows everything that you need to produce world-classprepar...

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Claudio Tozzi - La scienza del natural bodybuilding (2010)

Questo libro nasce sia per l'esigenza di far conoscere al grosso pubblico dei frequentatori delle palestre la verità sulle tecniche di allenamento divulgate dai maggiori campioni di Culturismo, sia per fornire un valido sistema di allenamento e sia per dare al tecnico di naturai bodybuilding un valido supporto didattico. La scienza del natural bodybuilding è senza dubbio il distillato di anni di ricerche, di prove ed esperienza sul c...

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Thursday Night Lights

At a time when "Friday night lights" shone only on white high school football games, African American teams across Texas burned up the gridiron on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The segregated high schools in the Prairie View Interscholastic League (the African American counterpart of the University Interscholastic League, which excluded black schools from membership until 1967) created an exciting brand of football that produced hun...

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Acute Topics in Anti-Doping

Doping represents the dark side of amateur and professional sports – in order to protect athletes around the globe, anti-doping rules are continuously revised and improved. This publication reviews the current regulatory framework, scientific aspects, future approaches, and social and ethical dimensions of the fight against doping in sport. Prominent experts on the implementation of anti-doping strategies, as well as leading research...

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Steroids: History, Science, and Issues

Providing a significant source of information for upper high school and community college students concerning steroids and their derivatives, this book provides a holistic overview of this controversial class of drugs. • Provides readers with an understanding of the function of natural steroids in the human body, their crucial roles in maintaining life, and their effects on mental, physical, and reproductive functions • Clarifies the...