Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, Third Edition

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Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, Third Edition

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The renowned Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport provides comprehensive coverage of the culture, history, and business of sports around the world. The third edition integrates Berkshire’s past work on women in sports and extreme sports into a complete sporting library.

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Reviews

  1. Booklist Starred Review and Editor’s Choice

    Review of the 2nd Edition: [The Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport] is a completely fresh work and, according to the introduction, of a more cross-disciplinary nature than the earlier one…. It is a fine addition to any library at the high-school level or above.

  2. Booklist

    This encyclopedia looks at sport from not just a global perspective but a cross-disciplinary one as well…. Overall, this is an excellent and unusual collection of scholarly yet accessible material on the wide-ranging and rich world of sport. Libraries owning the previous editions in print may consider a new print set or the available e-book version to be worth the investment.

  3. Alice Miller, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

    The Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport is a very ambitious undertaking and it succeeds at outlining both the well-known and obscure sports…. For a user looking to find a brief introduction to a sport or related activities this is a good place to begin. There is no other reference work that provides this level of information to the user. The cost may be a consideration for some libraries, but consider that this reference work can be used by many disciplines and the cost becomes less of an issue. For libraries seeking a comprehensive world sport reference book, this is the choice.

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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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Editor

David H. Levinson, Berkshire Publishing Group, Gertrud Pfister, University of Copenhagen

Associate Editor

Douglas Booth, University of Otago, Allen Guttmann, Amherst College, Thierry Terret, University of Lyon, Holly Thorpe, University of Waikato

ISBN

9781933782676

Edition

Third

Volumes

3

Pages

1500

Chinese Title

宝库山世界体育运动百科全书

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