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The Anatomy of Competition in Sports

The Anatomy of Competition in Sports Author Christopher B. Doob
ISBN-10 9781442250611
Release 2015-06-17
Pages 314
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This book examines different professional sports leagues in the United States and the role of competition within that league—in the history of the league, for children learning and competing in the sport, for individuals competing to join a pro league, and the pros themselves meeting the various challenges of their career.



Taboo

Taboo Author Jon Entine
ISBN-10 9780786724505
Release 2008-08-05
Pages 352
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In virtually every sport in which they are given opportunity to compete, people of African descent dominate. East Africans own every distance running record. Professional sports in the Americas are dominated by men and women of West African descent. Why have blacks come to dominate sports? Are they somehow physically better? And why are we so uncomfortable when we discuss this? Drawing on the latest scientific research, journalist Jon Entine makes an irrefutable case for black athletic superiority. We learn how scientists have used numerous, bogus "scientific" methods to prove that blacks were either more or less superior physically, and how racist scientists have often equated physical prowess with intellectual deficiency. Entine recalls the long, hard road to integration, both on the field and in society. And he shows why it isn't just being black that matters—it makes a huge difference as to where in Africa your ancestors are from.Equal parts sports, science and examination of why this topic is so sensitive, Taboois a book that will spark national debate.



A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese

A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese Author Yukio Tono
ISBN-10 9781317831402
Release 2013-12-19
Pages 384
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A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese is an invaluable tool for all learners of Japanese, providing a list of the 5,000 most commonly used words in the language. Based on a100 million word corpus, composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and news texts in current use, the dictionary provides the user with a detailed frequency-based list, as well as alphabetical and part-of-speech indices. All entries in the frequency list feature the English equivalent and a sample sentence with English translation. The dictionary also contains 25 thematically organised lists of frequently used words on a variety of topics such as food, weather, occupations and leisure. Numerous bar charts are also included to highlight the phonetic and spelling variants across register. A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese enables students of all levels to maximise their study of Japanese vocabulary in an efficient and engaging way. It is also an excellent resource for teachers of the language.



Hockey Night in Dixie

Hockey Night in Dixie Author Jon C. Stott
ISBN-10 9781927051054
Release 2011-04-15
Pages 240
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During the 1980s, the geography of minor-league professional hockey changed radically, moving from its roots in the Canadian Maritime provinces, New England and the Midwestern states into the American south. In addition to cities like Dallas, Charlotte, Norfolk and Oklahoma City, which had long traditions of minor-league hockey, unlikely places such as Biloxi, Baton Rouge, Little Rock and Augusta hosted teams. Over an 18-year period, minor-league hockey was played in 72 different southern cities, and at one point there were more minor-league teams in Texas than in all of Canada, making Texas the place where many players learned their hockey skills. Hockey Night in Dixie examines this phenomenon with a historical overview of the period, including interviews with people involved in the founding and early years of each of the 13 leagues. There are also in-depth portraits of four teams, one from each of the four lower minor leagues that played during the 2005–06 season. These portraits feature interviews with owners, coaches, players, officials, fans and reporters. Amply illustrated with photographs, Hockey Night in Dixie paints a vivid picture of this extraordinary development in minor-league sports.



Social Inequality and Social Stratification in U S Society

Social Inequality and Social Stratification in U S  Society Author Christopher B. Doob
ISBN-10 9781317344209
Release 2015-08-27
Pages 408
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Social Inequality – examining our present while understanding our past. Social Inequality and Social Statification in US Society, 1st edition uses a historical and conceptual framework to explain social stratification and social inequality. The historical scope gives context to each issue discussed and allows the reader to understand how each topic has evolved over the course of American history. The authors use qualitative data to help explain socioeconomic issues and connect related topics. Each chapter examines major concepts, so readers can see how an individual’s success in stratified settings often relies heavily on their access to valued resources–types of capital which involve finances, schooling, social networking, and cultural competence. Analyzing the impact of capital types throughout the text helps map out the prospects for individuals, families, and also classes to maintain or alter their position in social-stratification systems. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Analyze the four major American classes, as well as how race and gender are linked to inequalities in the United States Understand attempts to reduce social inequality Identify major historical events that have influenced current trends Understand how qualitative sources help reveal the inner workings that accompany people’s struggles with the socioeconomic order Recognize the impact of social-stratification systems on individuals and families



The Extra 2

The Extra 2 Author Jonah Keri
ISBN-10 9780345517739
Release 2011-03-08
Pages 272
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What happens when three financial industry whiz kids and certified baseball nuts take over an ailing major league franchise and implement the same strategies that fueled their success on Wall Street? In the case of the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays, an American League championship happens—the culmination of one of the greatest turnarounds in baseball history. In The Extra 2%, financial journalist and sportswriter Jonah Keri chronicles the remarkable story of one team’s Cinderella journey from divisional doormat to World Series contender. When former Goldman Sachs colleagues Stuart Sternberg and Matthew Silverman assumed control of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2005, it looked as if they were buying the baseball equivalent of a penny stock. But the incoming regime came armed with a master plan: to leverage their skill at trading, valuation, and management to build a model twenty-first-century franchise that could compete with their bigger, stronger, richer rivals—and prevail. Together with “boy genius” general manager Andrew Friedman, the new Rays owners jettisoned the old ways of doing things, substituting their own innovative ideas about employee development, marketing and public relations, and personnel management. They exorcized the “devil” from the team’s nickname, developed metrics that let them take advantage of undervalued aspects of the game, like defense, and hired a forward-thinking field manager as dedicated to unconventional strategy as they were. By quantifying the game’s intangibles—that extra 2% that separates a winning organization from a losing one—they were able to deliver to Tampa Bay something that Billy Beane’s “Moneyball” had never brought to Oakland: an American League pennant. A book about what happens when you apply your business skills to your life’s passion, The Extra 2% is an informative and entertaining case study for any organization that wants to go from worst to first. From the Hardcover edition.



Slam Kicks Basketball Sneakers That Changed the Game

Slam Kicks  Basketball Sneakers That Changed the Game Author Ben Osborne
ISBN-10 0789327007
Release 2014-02-04
Pages 207
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The definitive primer on the world’s most popular shoe: the basketball sneaker. Basketball shoes have a long and storied history both on and off the court. Back in the 1930s, a basketball sneaker was created for straight-up performance. Today, hoops footwear do double duty: they’re designed for and by elite players, but to sneakerheads, how they look is nearly as important as how they perform. SLAM Kicks breaks down the path of the basketball sneaker, from the birth of the very first iconic shoe, the Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star, to the white-hot best-selling cultural-phenomenon Nike Air Jordan sneaker line. This book showcases the hottest basketball kicks over time, throwbacks and new shoes alike, covering each legendary sneaker and its design, the technical advancements found in the shoe, the athletes who made the shoe famous, and the cultural waves the footwear has made off the basketball court. Featured sneakers also include the Adidas Jabbar, the Puma Clyde, the Nike Air Force One, the Reebok Question, the AND1 Tai Chi, the Nike Zoom Kobe IV, and many others. SLAM Kicks: Basketball Sneakers That Changed the Game is the perfect gift for basketball-sneaker fans and street-fashion enthusiasts alike.



Sport Policy in Canada

Sport Policy in Canada Author Lucie Thibault
ISBN-10 9780776620954
Release 2013-12-17
Pages 435
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The first and most comprehensive analysis of the new Canadian Sport Policy adopted in 2012.



The Sports Gene

The Sports Gene Author David Epstein
ISBN-10 9781101622636
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 352
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The New York Times bestseller – with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports. The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success and the so-called 10,000-hour rule, David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving it. Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism.



The Mental Game of Baseball

The Mental Game of Baseball Author H. A. Dorfman
ISBN-10 9781630761837
Release 2017-03-01
Pages 360
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In this book, authors H.A. Dorfman and Karl Kuehl present their practical and proven strategy for developing the mental skills needed to achieve peak performance at every level of the game.The theory and applications are illustrated by anecdotes and insights from major and minor league players, who at some point discovered the importance of mastering the inner game in order to play baseball as it should be played. Intended for players, managers, coaches, agents, and administrators as well as fans who want a more in-depth look at the makeup of the complete baseball player.



One Goal

One Goal Author Beswick, Bill
ISBN-10 9781450465786
Release 2015-08-31
Pages 232
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Written by Bill Beswick, renowned performance psychologist and mental skills coach with a wealth of experience for elite teams, including the English Premier League and high-profile teams like Manchester United, One Goal is the definitive guide to developing the mindset of a winning soccer team. It offers proven methods for producing team cohesion, flow, and success.



Latinos in U S Sport Google

Latinos in U S Sport Google Author
ISBN-10 9781450411165
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Latinos in U S Sport Google has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Latinos in U S Sport Google also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Latinos in U S Sport Google book for free.



Race Ethnicity and the American Urban Mainstream

Race  Ethnicity  and the American Urban Mainstream Author Christopher Bates Doob
ISBN-10 0205386245
Release 2004
Pages 248
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Race, Ethnicity, and the American Urban Mainstream uses history, biography, and sociological analysis to examine the achievements and struggles of racial and ethnic groups in American cities. This text is organized around social systems (politics, housing, education, economics, and work) rather than groups or concepts such as prejudice and discrimination. A number of in-depth profiles of minority communities, in cities such as Oakland, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Chicago, help to illustrate major concepts.



The Maltese Falcon to Body of Lies

The Maltese Falcon to Body of Lies Author Robert von Hallberg
ISBN-10 9780826351623
Release 2015-11-15
Pages 240
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Film noir is by definition dark, but not, this book argues, desperate. Examining twenty-eight great noir films from the earliest examples of the genre, including The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, and Out of the Past, to such twenty-first-century spy films as The Good Shepherd, Syriana, and The Bourne Ultimatum, this study explores the representations of trust and commitment that noir and spy films propose. Through thorough examination, von Hallberg provides insights into the cultural history of film and our cinematic experience with the concept of trust.



Black Elk Speaks

Black Elk Speaks Author John G. Neihardt
ISBN-10 9781438425405
Release 2008-10-16
Pages 334
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The famous story of the Lakota healer and visionary, Nicholas Black Elk.



Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Moneyball  The Art of Winning an Unfair Game Author Michael Lewis
ISBN-10 0393066231
Release 2004-03-17
Pages 320
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"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.



American Football

American Football Author Walter Camp
ISBN-10 PRNC:32101068975083
Release 1894
Pages 258
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American Football has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from American Football also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full American Football book for free.