Sports Science: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

Teach Yourself

Author: Simon Rea

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473614902

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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Written by a Lecturer in Sport and Fitness with over ten years' experience in teaching and devising degree modules, Sports Science: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear, jargon-free English and providing added-value features like summaries of key experiments and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. Each chapter covers a key introductory area, so by the end of the book you'll have a clear understanding of the essential principles of sport science. Starting with key points in anatomy and physiology, it covers sports psychology, biomechanics and also introduces sports nutrition, as well as how to plan research in sport. It is structured to mirror the way sports science is taught on many first year undergraduate and foundation degree courses. By the end you'll have a clear understanding of the essential principles of sport science.
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Economics: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

Author: Thomas Coskeran

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444144448

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Economics is a huge subject, and this book is the perfect place to start. Designed specially for undergraduates, it includes features such as questions that may come up in exams, quotes from leading theorists that you can use in your essays, and case studies providing real-life examples. The book is written by Dr Thomas Coskeran, a lecturer at Durham University School of Business, who has been an advisor to both HM Treasury and the NHS. This really is the only book you need to start getting great results in economics.
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Computational Intelligence in Sports

Author: Iztok Fister,Iztok Fister Jr.,Dušan Fister

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030034909

Category: Computers

Page: 277

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This book presents recent research on computational intelligence (CI) algorithms in the field of sport. In the modern age, information technologies have greatly reduced the need for human effort in the carrying out of many daily tasks. These technologies have radically influenced the lives of humans, and the information society in general. Unfortunately, these advances have brought with them certain negative effects, including the encouragement of sedentary lifestyles and the attendant health problems such as obesity that these engender. Other modern maladies, chiefly cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer, have also been on the increase. Today, sports are virtually the only activity that still connects modern humans to their original lifestyle, which was based on physical motion. This book tears familiarizing sports scientists with the foundations of computational intelligence, while at the same time presenting the problems that have arisen in the training domain to computer scientists. Lastly, the book proposes the use of an Artificial Sports Trainer designed to enhance the training of modern athletes who cannot afford the considerable expense of hiring a human personal trainer. This intelligent system can monitor performance and design and direct appropriate future training, thus promoting both healthy lifestyles and competitive success in athletes.
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Anatomy & Physiology: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

Author: David Le Vay

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473608678

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Anatomy & Physiology: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear, jargon-free English and providing added-value features like summaries of key books and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book uses a structure that mirrors the way anatomy & physiology is taught on many university courses, providing a comprehensive introduction to the structure and function of the human body. Extensively illustrated, the book also covers modern methods of investigation, relevant aspects of modern genetics, sports injuries, environmental and evolutionary considerations, and the physiological aspects of AIDS. Topics covered include: cells and tissues; the skeleton; muscle; body coverings and body systems; the upper limb; the lower limb; the abdomen; the thorax; the head and neck; basic biophysics and chemistry; foodstuffs and vitamins; digestion; absorption, utilization and storage of digested food; blood, lymph and reticuloendothelial (immune) system; the heart and circulation; respiration; excretion; nervous system and sense organs; the endocrine system; reproduction and development; environmental considerations; evolution. Anatomy & Physiology employs the 'Breakthrough Method' to help you advance quickly at any subject, whether you're studing for an exam or just for your own interst. The Breakthrough Method is designed to overcome typical problems you'll face as learn new concepts and skills. - Problem: "I find it difficult to remember what I've read."; Solution: this book includes end-of-chapter summaries and questions to test your understanding. - Problem: "Lots of introductory books turn out to cover totally different topics than my course."; Solution: this book is written by a university lecturer who understands what students are expected to know.
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Sport and Exercise Science

An Introduction

Author: Dean Sewell,Philip Watkins,Murray Griffin,Dean A. Sewell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134641559

Category: Education

Page: 384

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Sport and Exercise Science: An Introduction provides a broad-based foundation in the major areas that underpin the scientific study of sport and exercise science, thus helping undergraduate students to develop a sound understanding of human anatomy, physiology, nutrition, metabolism, biomechanics and psychology related to sport, exercise and health. It includes a range of useful features in every chapter, including clear explanations of key concepts, colour diagrams and photographs, activities and summaries to reinforce understanding, and on-line support materials for lecturers such as question and image banks. This is the essential companion text for any student studying sport and exercise science at degree level.
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Gender and Sport

A Reader

Author: Sheila Scraton,Anne Flintoff

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415259538

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

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This reader contains a range of highly influential articles that confront and illuminate issues of gender and sport whilst reflecting on the contribution of international feminist scholarship to the study of sport. It addresses the key issues, theoretical debates and empirical research that have informed the study of gender and sport and continue to do so. Key areas covered include: * theories of gender and sport * historical developments * the media and representation * 'race' and ethnicity * men and masculinities * sexualities * bodies, physicality and power * policies and politics. The articles are divided into thematic sections, each of which is supported by an editorial introduction, suggestions for further reading, and seminar questions related to each reading. The book provides an invaluable learning and reaching resource for all those concerned with sport or gender studies.
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Complete Psychology

Author: Graham Davey,Christopher Sterling,Andy Field

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444145304

Category: Psychology

Page: 752

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The new edition of Complete Psychology is the definitive undergraduate textbook. It not only fits exactly with the very latest BPS curriculum and offers integrated web support for students and lecturers, but it also includes guidance on study skills, research methods, statistics and careers. Complete Psychology provides excellent coverage of the major areas of study . Each chapter has been fully updated to reflect changes in the field and to include examples of psychology in applied settings, and further reading sections have been expanded. The companion website, www.completepsychology.co.uk, has also been fully revised and now contains chapter summaries, author pages, downloadable presentations, useful web links, multiple choice questions, essay questions and an electronic glossary. Written by an experienced and respected team of authors, this highly accessible, comprehensive text is illustrated in full colour, and quite simply covers everything students need for their first-year studies as well as being an invaluable reference and revision tool for second and third years.
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Concepts of Fitness and Wellness, with Laboratories

Author: Charles B. Corbin,Ruth Lindsey

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780697258779

Category: Exercise

Page: 316

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Cardiovascular fitness/body composition/muscular endurance/ nutrition/stress management & relaxation/abuse of tobacco.
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The Modern Day Gunslinger

The Ultimate Handgun Training Manual

Author: Don Mann

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1602399867

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 464

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"Serves the needs of the gun owner; the experienced shooter; those who own a weapon strictly for home-and self-defense; the military member who wants to become a better shooter in defense of our country; the law enforcement officer who risks his or her life going against the thugs of our society; and anyone interested in learning the defensive and tactical training techniques from some of the best and most experiences shooters in the world." -- Cover, p. [4]
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