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The Language of Sport : * looks in detail at the language of sports-talk including commentary and 'new sportswriting' * explores linguistic representation of related issues such as gender, national/regional identity * examines the way sport sells itself as an agent of social cohesion and as a…read more

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The Complete Book of Canoeing is a comprehensive guide for the beginner and an invaluable reference book for the seasoned veteran. From basic strokes and techniques to advanced rescue maneuvers, the indispensable information that veteran canoer Herb Gordon presents will benefit paddlers at all…read more

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What could be easier or more fun than coaching youth sports? How complicated could it be—it’s all fun and games, right? Unfortunately, coaching kids isn’t that simple. If you’ve ever watched a youth league game, you know that all sorts of pressures, worries, concerns, and…read more

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Let's Kill 'Em: Understanding and Controlling Violence in Sports explores the philosophical and practical aspects of the traditional Western approach to competition. This approach has distorted the manner in which we teach and learn how to compete, focusing on the prominence of violence in…read more

Sport Hypnosis

by Donald Liggett|

January 24, 2000

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Sport Hypnosis helps athletes learn to sharpen their mental focus, relax their body, visualize a successful performance, think positively, and control their emotions during training or when facing important competition. The book covers all of these psychological skills, pointing out their…read more

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All great athletes have an almost superhuman ability to excel under incredible pressure--the 98-yard touchdown drive with no time-outs remaining; the 40-foot eagle putt at the 18th hole. How do they do it? What Makes Winners Win reveals success secrets from over 100 great men and women in sports,…read more

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Crossing glaciers is a necessary component of many mountain climbs. The ability to travel safely around and over the crevasses -- and rescue yourself in the event of a mishap -- is paramount to an enjoyable climbing experience. Through the use of hundreds of illustrations and photos, this book…read more

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Planning a Wilderness Trip In Canada and Alaska is destined to become the classic reference for anyone planning to hike, climb, ski, sled haul, canoe or kayak in remote areas of Canada or Alaska. The author discusses the importance of choosing compatible companions, the use of guides and…read more

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"[A] useful, lucid, intelligent contribution to sports scholarship." Journal of Sport Historyread more

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Climbers come from all over the world to experience the magic and beauty of climbing at southern Nevada's Red Rocks, but often they only have a few days to climb and don't want to invest in a huge guidebook. That's why Todd Swain, author of the bestselling Rock Climbing Red Rocks, has taken the…read more

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Canoeing Safety & Rescue helps paddlers prepare for the inevitable-an accident on the river. Focusing on how to prepare for a safe trip, this book also includes information on implementing a rescue plan when things go wrong. A complete guide, it includes sections on rigging ropes for extracting…read more