eBook Ice Hockey, 1st Edition

  • Ann Wallace Sharp
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  • ISBN-10: 1420505890
  • ISBN-13: 9781420505894
  • DDC: 796.962
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released December 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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An extremely fast-paced and physical game, ice hockey is one of the four major North American professional sports and a popular event at the Winter Olympics. Providing an overview of the origins and history of ice hockey and current issues affecting the game, this book presents clear and readable descriptions of the scientific principles and concepts relevant to the sport, the biomechanics and physiology involved for the players, and the elements of sports medicine uniquely associated with the game.

Features and Benefits

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  • Subsequent chapters cover the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries.
  • The full-color text is augmented by fact boxes, sidebars, photos, and detailed diagrams, charts and graphs.
  • In addition, a subject-specific glossary, bibliography and index provide further tools for researching the sports and concepts discussed throughout the volume.