The renowned Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport provides comprehensive coverage of the culture, history, and business of sports around the world. The third edition brings the study of sports into the 21st century by integrating Berkshire’s past work on women’s sports and extreme sports into a complete sporting library.
The (London) Times called the first edition of the Encyclopedia of World Sport “the newest sporting bible.” Berkshire sports titles have been praised by GQ magazine, La Gazzetta dello Sport, and the UK bookmakers William Hill, and received awards from Choice, Library Journal, and Booklist.
The 2013 edition is designed for use in world history, regional history, international relations, global studies, and other social science and humanities courses. It includes over 300 updated and new articles on sports management and marketing, branding, sponsorship, sporting goods, and technology, as well as on environmental and economic issues. (Not to mention every sport imaginable.)
The Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, Third Edition is available in several editions: the three-volume print set (available from Berkshire and all major book distributors), an ebook version (hosted by library vendors including Credo and GVRL), and an expanded digital resource (by subscription, launching Winter 2014-5) that includes a much larger collection of articles and supplementary texts, charts, maps, statistical tables, teaching materials, and regular updates on major sporting events. If you are interested in the subscription resource, please sign up here. Libraries with a print or ebook edition will be entitled to a 50% discount on subscriptions.
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