Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine / Edition 3

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Overview

This comprehensive and authorative dictionary provides an invaluable reference book for anyone interested in the fascinating subject of sport. It covers all the major areas of sports science and medicine including: -anatomy -biomechanics -exercise physiology -nutrition -sports psychology -sports sociology -sports injuries -training principles This dictionary was compiled, in its first edition, with the help of a team of eminent contributors and advisers. Since the first edition was published, the disciplines of Sport science and Sport medicine have grown rapidly and generated a wealth of new information. The second edition includes over 7500 cross-referenced terms which have been updated or added since the first edition. There are 165 illustrstions including twenty new ones, and four appendices have been added including one on Banned Substances. The dictionary will be of particular help to medical specialists, students of PE, coaches, and athletes who need to understand the scientific principles, physiological processes, and anatomical structures which affect sporting performance. It will also be useful to the general reader interested, health and fitness, or wishes to understand the meanings of such terms as A-band, jogger's hipple, maximal aerobic power, social loafing, and zero-sum competition.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Geoffrey E. Moore
This dictionary, published in paperback for the first time, has a self-explanatory title. "The purpose is to provide a multidisciplinary lexicon for sports medicine and sports science. "The intended audience is students, coaches, athletes, and medical professionals. A dictionary for this audience is a difficult, but worthy, objective, particularly for those who have less formal education. The book is probably less useful to physicians and sports scientists with doctoral degrees. "This dictionary is adequately, but not luxuriously, illustrated. The overall print quality, paper quality, and appearance of the book are quite good. The limited number of references are pertinent and reasonably current. The definitions themselves are quite thorough, and there is extensive cross-referencing within the text. The main weakness of this book is that the short list of contributors does not have adequate breadth of training to cover all fields related to exercise and sports. This paperback is compact and will not crowd useful training room space. "Exercise and sports are integrated biology and, thus, reasonably involve many, if not all, fields regarding human biology. The book is strongest in regard to anatomy, biomechanics, basic exercise physiology, pharmacologic ergogenic aids, and sports psychology and sociology. Areas that are not as well represented include specific sport-related terms, advanced exercise physiology, etiology, therapy, medical techniques, and pathophysiology. Students of fields likely to encounter the domains of exercise science in this book, such as physical therapists and kinesiologists, will likely find this a useful book.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Geoffrey E. Moore, MD, FACSM (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)
Description: This dictionary, published in paperback for the first time, has a self-explanatory title.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a multidisciplinary lexicon for sports medicine and sports science.
Audience: The intended audience is students, coaches, athletes, and medical professionals. A dictionary for this audience is a difficult, but worthy, objective, particularly for those who have less formal education. The book is probably less useful to physicians and sports scientists with doctoral degrees.
Features: This dictionary is adequately, but not luxuriously, illustrated. The overall print quality, paper quality, and appearance of the book are quite good. The limited number of references are pertinent and reasonably current. The definitions themselves are quite thorough, and there is extensive cross-referencing within the text. The main weakness of this book is that the short list of contributors does not have adequate breadth of training to cover all fields related to exercise and sports. This paperback is compact and will not crowd useful training room space.
Assessment: Exercise and sports are integrated biology and, thus, reasonably involve many, if not all, fields regarding human biology. The book is strongest in regard to anatomy, biomechanics, basic exercise physiology, pharmacologic ergogenic aids, and sports psychology and sociology. Areas that are not as well represented include specific sport-related terms, advanced exercise physiology, etiology, therapy, medical techniques, and pathophysiology. Students of fields likely to encounter the domains of exercise science in this book, such as physical therapists and kinesiologists, will likely find this a useful book.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199210893
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 2/3/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 1,066,913
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 5.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Kent is the head of Outdoor Education at St Austell College, Cornwall.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition

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