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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 14 new and published books in the subject of Track and Field Athletics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Women’s Sport in Africa

    Edited by Michelle Sikes, John Bale

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    In recent decades Africa has emerged as a sporting giant. The African sporting phenomenon has been addressed in the popular press and it has also attracted scholarly interest; however, this interest is almost entirely focussed on men. Yet women’s participation in recreational and elite sport is...

    Published September 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Four-Minute Mile

    Historical and Cultural Interpretations of a Sporting Barrier

    Edited by John Bale, David Howe

    Breaking records and challenging the limits of human ability are central to much of our understanding of athletic track and field sports, with a world record title arguably as valued as an Olympic gold medal. Some particular limits and records take on greater significance, however, as in the case...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Global Impact of Olympic Media at London 2012

    Edited by Andrew C. Billings, Marie Hardin

    This book explores the biggest sporting event in the world through the lens in which most people witness it: the media. Traversing nations and media formats, contributors offer insights into the manner in which the Olympics is conveyed to the masses and the impact arising from the mass consumption...

    Published July 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Routledge Handbook of Sports Performance Analysis

    Edited by Tim McGarry, Peter O'Donoghue, Jaime Sampaio

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Sport performance analysis techniques help coaches, athletes and sport scientists develop an objective understanding of actual sport performance, as opposed to self-report, fitness tests or laboratory based experiments. For example, contemporary performance analysis enables elite sports people and...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World

    Contests of Virtue

    By Heather L. Reid

    Series: Ethics and Sport

    This book examines the relationship between athletics and philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome focused on the connection between athleticism and virtue. It begins by observing that the link between athleticism and virtue is older than sport, reaching back to the athletic feats of kings and...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The World of Physical Culture in Sport and Exercise

    Visual Methods for Qualitative Research

    Edited by Cassandra Phoenix, Brett Smith

    Within qualitative research in the social sciences, the last decade has witnessed a growing interest in the use of visual methods. Visual Methods in Physical Culture is the first book in the field of sport and exercise sciences dedicated to harnessing the potential of using visual methods within...

    Published October 28th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Social Impact of Sport

    Cross-Cultural Perspectives

    Edited by Ramón Spaaij

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    This book critically examines the ways in which sports contribute to, or inhibit, social well-being, the directions these changes take and the conditions necessary for sport to have beneficial outcomes. The themes addressed in the book demonstrate the diversity and versatility of the social impacts...

    Published September 6th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Women in Sports History

    Edited by Carol A. Osborne, Fiona Skillen

    Women are, and have been for many years, actively involved as players, supporters and co-ordinators in a range of sports and yet they are often missing from, or sidelined in, accounts of the history of these sports. Commenting first on the lack of inclusion of women in British sports history, the...

    Published September 6th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Training for Sports Speed and Agility

    An Evidence-Based Approach

    By Paul Gamble

    Speed and agility are central to success in a wide range of sports. Training for Sports Speed and Agility is the first evidence-based study of all those aspects of athletic preparation that contribute to the expression of speed and agility during competition. Drawing on the very latest scientific...

    Published September 12th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Athletics Challenges

    A Resource Pack for Teaching Athletics, 2nd Edition

    By Kevin Morgan

    Athletics Challenges is a practical resource file designed to ensure that all students have a positive learning experience in track and field athletics. It provides a wide range of activities and teaching approaches to enable teachers and coaches to promote a climate of inclusion, enjoyment and...

    Published May 17th 2011 by Routledge