World of Sports Science, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414406134
  • ISBN-13: 9781414406138
  • DDC: 613.71
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 859 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released December 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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World of Sports Science provides a comprehensive overview of the science of sports. Consisting of 600 entries alphabetically organized across 2 volumes, entries will range in length from 250 to 2,500 words and include theoretical and practical treatment of all aspects of sports science and exercise physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on such high-interest topics as sports medicine, specifically the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries; pylometric and other athletic training programs; performance-enhancing drugs and drug-testing techniques; and sports psychology, particularly motivational and mental aspects of sport.

Also included are:

  • 300 photos, illustrations, and graphs
  • A chronology of important milestones in sports science
  • A general index covering the subjects, people, and places
  • Cross references throughout the text


"This two-volume encyclopedia on sports science introduces topics within the field for high school students, readers beginning their studies, and general readers. No background knowledge in science is assumed. A general index is provided in the second volume only." --SciTech Book News, March 2007

— SciTech Book News

"The World of Sports Science is a two-volume encyclopedia of sport with a selective collection of entries in areas such as anatomy and physiology, sports nurtrition, training principles, biographies, sport injuries and treatment, sports organizations and governing bodies, and specific sports. The book is fully indexed, includes see also references, and a historical chronology of sport." --ARBA, March 2007


"The book is fully indexed, includes see also references, and a historical chronology of sport."--ARBA, 2008