The Sports Shelf.
Chicago Review Press
814 N. Franklin, Chicago, IL 60610
9781569768174, $25.00, www.chicagoreviewpress.com
A childhood hobby can turn into something much bigger. "Cyclopedia: It's All About the Bike" is a comprehensive discussion of all things cycling from William Fotheringham, as he guides readers through all there is to learn surrounding the history of cycling and the technology and culture that has risen up all around it. "Cyclopedia" is an excellent pick for anyone with a love of cycling and wants to learn much more on top of it all, or for general community library sports collections.
McBooks Press, Inc.
520 North Meadow Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
9781590135716 $24.95 www.mcbooks.com
Manly Art is a collection of boxing-related commentaries, criticism, reporting, and analysis written by award-winning sports journalist George Kimball over the past ten years. Specific writings analyze the victories and losses of great boxers of the past as well as competitive boxers of the present, including Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Manny Pacquiao, Oscar de la Hoya, Diego Corrales, and many more. An especial treat for boxing fans, Manly Art also offers sports scholars a multifaceted perspective of modern-day boxing's evolution. Highly recommended.
Complete Conditioning for Football
Pat Ivey & Josh Stoner
Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc.
PO Box 5076
Champaign, IL 61820-5076
9780736093194, $24.95, www.HumanKinetics.com
Football players need to be able to give and take hits on the field, while roaring down the field with the ball. "Complete Conditioning for Football" discusses the peak level of fitness one needs to successfully play football at a professional level. Football requires a certain level of resilience that is unlike any other sport, and authors Pat Ivey & Josh Stoner walk readers through the detail of the fitness program that must be dealt with. With a bonus DVD that demonstrates the training protocol gridiron players face, "Complete Conditional for Football" is a must for anyone who thinks they may have what it takes or simply wants to understand the peak physical condition needed.
The Grads are Playing Tonight!
M. Ann Hall
University of Alberta Press
Ring House 2
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2E1
9780888656026, $29.95, www.uap.ualberta.ca
When a team wins 95% of its games, it earns a certain place in sports history. "The Grads are Playing Tonight! The Story of the Edmonton Commercial Graduates Basketball Club" discusses the domination by the Edmonton Grads for a quarter century under the guidance of J. Percy Page. Not only winning championships, the traveled the world to continue their domination. "The Grads are Playing Tonight!" is a strongly recommended pick for those who want to learn of a lesser spoken of part of sports and basketball history.
Gliding for Gold
Johns Hopkins University Press
2715 N. Charles St., Baltimore MD 21218
1421402157, $30.00, www.press.jhu.edu
GLIDING FOR GOLD: THE PHYSICS OF WINTER SPORTS is listed as a science book but is recommended equally for science and sports collections alike. It discusses the physical properties of ice, snow, and their effect on friction, drag, and sports endeavors. From snowboarding to curling and skating, this places physics explanations in the world of sports and offers fans and competitors alike a solid understanding of the physics of sports.
Human Kinetics Press
Box 5076, Champaign, IL 61825-5076
Ming Li, et.al, Editors' INTERNATIONAL SPORT MANAGEMENT (0736082735, $84.00) offers the first comprehensive textbook devoted to the organization, governance and cross cultural context of modern sport at the international level, and is a pick for serious college-level coaches and sports libraries. It assembles contributors from around the world to discuss international sport management, offering managers understanding of intercultural influences on the field. Global issues and common challenges sport managers face make for a fine approach to sporting management. Frederic Delavier and Michael Gundill's DELAVIER'S CORE TRAINING ANATOMY (1450413994, $21.95) packs in over 100 exercises and 60 programs for abs and core training, using over 450 color photos and illustrations to illustrate its exercises and routines. The illustrations focus on how the muscles interact with skeletal structures and joints and interact well with the Delavier training methods, with opposing pages contrasting step-by step photos of exercise routines with anatomical translations in facing pages. A top pick for any sports trainer's library! Frederic Delavier's DELAVIER'S STRETCHING ANATOMY (9781405413985, $21.95) packs in over 250 four-color photos and 300 illustrations and provides programs to increase flexibility, muscle tone, and more. Each exercise includes step-by-step instruction for the stretch and variations on the theme, including anatomical illustration of movement. Stretches for each body region make this an invaluable reference. Any involved in sports events will find the in-depth reference SECURITY MANAGEMENT FOR SPORTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS: AN INTERAGENCY APPROACH TO CREATING SAFE FACILITIES by Stacey A. Hall, et.al. (0736071326, $49.00) to be a winner. It provides a systematic approach to stadium and venue security issues and addresses a range of threats, from terrorism and natural disasters to crowd control. Any sport manager will find this explains event security and outlines all the processes and procedures to assuring an arena is safe. Best practices, tips for coordinating staff, law enforcement and more contribute to a fine survey! Lorin A. Cartwright and William A. Pitney's FUNDAMENTALS OF ATHLETIC TRAINING (0736083731, $69.00) appears in its third updated edition to explain basic concepts in athletic training, reviewing injuries commonly encountered by certified trainers and offering assessment and training tips geared to high school student athletics. This covers the latest research and applications in athletic training and adds new and updated topics from handling more than one injury simultaneously to facility design and equipment maintenance. It expands instructor materials and adds online access to the guide, with chapter wrap-ups covering key terms, review questions, and more. The second updated edition of YOGA ANATOMY by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews (9781450400244, $19.95) provides an expanded, updated edition of a best-selling guide and comes from two yoga teachers who combine anatomy and evolutionary theory with yoga practices. Color illustrations throughout provide visual embellishment of all the poses and survey their corresponding anatomical structure. Any collection strong in yoga anatomy needs this vivid text. END BACK AND NECK PAIN (9780736095280, $19.95) by Vincent Fortanasce, et.al. joins the latest research with applications that have been proven to alleviate neck and back pain. Chapters review lifestyle related influences on developing chronic neck and back pain, offering self-tests, insights on actions that contribute to pain, and how to pair selected exercises to specific areas of the spine. It focuses on different kinds of pain and how to relate this pain to different
areas of the spine and different causes, considering options for treatment and home-therapy applications. A 'must' for any who would embark on a self-care plan supporting physician treatments.