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Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, 2nd Edition

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, 2nd Edition

$525.00

The new Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport tackles the whole world of sport, from major professional sports and sporting events to community and youth sports. It expands on the previous edition, which The (London) Times called “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 ChoiceLibrary Journal, and Booklist. This edition begins with the origins of sport among prehistoric hunters and gatherers and extends to the global sports industry of the twenty-first century. It covers the business of sports—marketing, management, and ownership—as well as key social issues ranging from doping, racism, sexism, and youth participation, to performance enhancement and sports psychology.

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The new Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport tackles the whole world of sport, from major professional sports and sporting events to community and youth sports. It expands on the previous edition, which The (London) Times called “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 ChoiceLibrary Journal, and Booklist. This edition begins with the origins of sport among prehistoric hunters and gatherers and extends to the global sports industry of the twenty-first century. It covers the business of sports—marketing, management, and ownership—as well as key social issues ranging from doping, racism, sexism, and youth participation, to performance enhancement and sports psychology.

Additional information

Editorial Board

Jay Coakley, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Allen Guttmann, Amherst College, Leslie Heywood, State University of New York Binghamton, Gertrud Pfister, University of Copenhagen, Roland Renson, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Allen L. Sack, University of New Haven, Thierry Terret, University of Lyon, Wayne Wilson, Amateur Athletic Foundation

Editor

Karen Christensen, Berkshire Publishing Group, David H. Levinson, Berkshire Publishing Group

Format

,

ISBN

9780974309118

Volumes

4

Pages

1816

Chinese Title

宝库山世界体育运动百科全书

Reviews

  1. Library Journal

    Levinson and Christensen’s 1996 Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Time to Present (Berkshire), a three-volume resource of considerable value, serves as the basis for this new set, which considers sport from the perspective of race, ethnicity, class, and culture. Overlap between the two works is immediately recognizable: for example, many of the original contributors have returned to help shape this set, and several of the original articles, such as those on aerobics and animal rights, have undergone only minor revision. Still, there is a great deal of new material. Bottom Line: Since it now comprises many more entries (450 vs. 250), it is not surprising that the set’s price has more than doubled. Still, its thoroughness recommends it to all academic and public libraries.

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