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From the Publisher"No matter what the sport—from cricket, snooker, or golf to karate, kyudo, and curling—a source is waiting to be discovered by librarians in reference and collection development and students in research and investigation. Recommended for research libraries, large public libraries, library schools, and those libraries with a focus on sports and excercise management."
"To say that the body of literature in sport and fitness is extensive would be an understatement. Allen has compiled a comprehensive reference of over 1,000 entries for those needing a list of core sources in the area of sport, exercise, and fitness for the last 15 years. Although the majority of sources are North America-based, Allen also includes European English-language sources to give balance to the cultural interpretation of specific sports….Attention is paid to a wide variety of sports, from basketball to fishing and extreme sports to yoga. The table of contents and indexes are extremely well organized….[t]his resource will definitely help librarians and sports and fitness professionals compare and update their collections. An excellent value. Recommended. Academic libraries serving health, physical education, and athletic training programs; lower-division undergraduates and above."
"[T]his guide is a helpful source for the reference or subject librarian wishing to point the sports student or general enthusiast to further, more specialised information… With the popularity of sport in today's society, it is inconceivable that even a small public library should be without this book in its reference section."
"The book is well laid out, with 16 clear sections—each with a series of sub-categories—and a comprehensive index where the contents are identified by author, by subject and by title. Each entry is accompanied byfull bibliographic material and a short description of the contents."
Journal of Sports Sciences