World of Sports Science

World of Sports Science

eBook - 2007
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An encyclopedia of sports science offers more than six hundred entries covering important athletes, terms, and events, including Lance Armstrong, the Special Olympics, and muscle cramps.

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This two-volume encyclopedia on sports science introduces topics within the field for high school students, readers beginning their studies, and general readers. It contains approximately 600 entries on the application of science to sport, emphasizing basic science related to concepts about muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular efficiency, oxygen use, and the importance of flexibility. Organized alphabetically, entries cover genetics, physics, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, types of injuries and injury prevention, different sports and how they are played, nutrition and vitamins, and the calculation of muscle to fat ratios, for example. Biographies of well-known athletes such as Lance Armstrong and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and others are included. No background knowledge in science is assumed. A general index is provided in the second volume only. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2007
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