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Boxing and the Mob: The Notorious History of the Sweet Science
Boxing and the Mob: The Notorious History of the Sweet Science
More than any other sport, boxing has a history of being easy to rig. There are only two athletes and one or both may be induced to accept a bribe; if not the fighters, then the judges or referee might be swayed. In such inviting circumstances, the mob moved into boxing in the 1930s and profited by corrupting a sport ripe for...
Big Data in Practice: How 45 Successful Companies Used Big Data Analytics to Deliver Extraordinary Results
Big Data in Practice: How 45 Successful Companies Used Big Data Analytics to Deliver Extraordinary Results

The best-selling author of Big Data is back, this time with a unique and in-depth insight into how specific companies use big data.

Big data is on the tip of everyone's tongue. Everyone understands its power and importance, but many fail to grasp the actionable steps and resources required to utilise it effectively. This...

Sports, Society, and Technology: Bodies, Practices, and Knowledge Production
Sports, Society, and Technology: Bodies, Practices, and Knowledge Production
Sports, Society, and Technology: Bodies, Practices, and Knowledge Production addresses the complex entanglements of science, technology, and sporting cultures. The collection explores themes around human and non-human actants, knowledge formations and processes, and the materiality and multiplicity of bodies through an...
Type 1 Diabetes: Clinical Management of the Athlete
Type 1 Diabetes: Clinical Management of the Athlete

There has been a recent surge of new data on the subject of exercise and sport in type I diabetes, as well as great interest from the multidisciplinary healthcare teams looking after such patients. Providing advice and support to enable athletes to manage their diabetes during and after sport is an essential part of diabetes care.

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Mixed Martial Arts Unleashed: Mastering the Most Effective Moves for Victory
Mixed Martial Arts Unleashed: Mastering the Most Effective Moves for Victory
The purpose of this book is to teach the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), which involves boxing, kicking, striking, wrestling, and grappling, to fi ghters, both amateur and professional, and fans who want to get more out of the sport. People who want to add mixed martial arts to their training in a more specifi c art such as karate, aikido,...
What Were They Thinking?: The Brainless Blunders That Changed Sports History
What Were They Thinking?: The Brainless Blunders That Changed Sports History
In the uninspired corner of publishing that produces too many hackneyed sports titles, the efforts of Kyle Garlett shine.In Garlett's hands, moments that are hilarious or painful (or both, depending on one's rooting interest) become opportunities to extract lessons from delicious ironies.. A fine choice. (amNew York )

In 1919, the
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The Soft Science of Road Racing Motorcycles
The Soft Science of Road Racing Motorcycles
If your intention is to improve, not just pick up some "tricks," you should understand exactly what is going on with the most mportant part of the riding package, the rider. After all. whether your bike works well or not is measured in ten/thousandths of inches and millimeters, that's how far machine technology has...
Scotland For Dummies (Dummies Travel)
Scotland For Dummies (Dummies Travel)

Enjoy sightseeing and shopping in bustling Edinburgh and Glasgow or explore unspoiled scenery and welcoming towns in the Hebridean Islands, Southern Scotland, Tayside, and the Northeast. Go from the Highlands to the Lowlands. Hike, canoe, or just relax at Loch Lomand. This friendly guide gives you the scoop on:

Why We Fight: One Man's Search for Meaning Inside the Ring
Why We Fight: One Man's Search for Meaning Inside the Ring

A physical and philosophical mediation on why we are drawn to fight each other for sport, what happens to our bodies and brains when we do, and what it all means

Anyone with guts or madness in him can get hit by someone who knows how; it takes a different kind of madness, a more persistent
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Formula One Racing for Dummies
Formula One Racing for Dummies
Formula One racing is the pinnacle of motor racing around the world. These days, the sport is a truly global circus. At almost every race on the calendar, more than 120,000 spectators cram into the grandstands and spectator banking, all vying for a view of the millionaire superstar drivers. At the same time, in 150 countries worldwide, more than...
The Emergence of International Society in the 1920s
The Emergence of International Society in the 1920s

Chronicling the emergence of an international society in the 1920s, Daniel Gorman describes how the shock of the First World War gave rise to a broad array of overlapping initiatives in international cooperation. Though national rivalries continued to plague world politics, ordinary citizens and state officials found common causes in...

Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes: An Integrated Approach to Performance and Recovery
Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes: An Integrated Approach to Performance and Recovery
Gain the competitive edge with the innovative training methods in Pilates and Conditioning for Athletes. This science-based, multidimensional approach to athletic conditioning helps you build a strong and flexible foundation by infusing Pilates into training, resulting in complete training programs that tap into the seven pillars of...
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