Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
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“[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. Many of the contributors are well known in their field and are often athletes themselves. Entries are alphabetical, average about three to five pages in length, and are followed by impressive and detailed lists of further reading. An extensive index and cross-references are included, as is a "Reader's Guide," or topical table of contents breaking entries down into categories. It is a fine addition to any library at the high-school level or above.”
--BOOKLIST Starred Review and Editor's Choice, August 2005The Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport tackles the whole world of sport, from major professional sports and sporting events to community and youth sports. It covers the business of sports—marketing, management, and ownership—as well as key social issues ranging from doping, racism, sexism, and youth participation, to performance enhancement and sports psychology. Coverage begins with the origins of sport among prehistoric hunters and gatherers and extends to the global sports industry of the twenty-first century.