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Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine Hardcover – 30 Nov 2006


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  • Hardcover: 620 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 3 edition (30 Nov 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198568509
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198568506
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 3.6 x 13.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,251,842 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This dictionary contains almost every sports science, anatomy, biomechanic, injuries description, and psychological term as related to sports medicine/science. It is very comprehensive and is a must for any student or teacher's bookshelf. A dictionary that will not be dated in a few years. Great investment. (Cheltenham. UK.)

no student of sport, whatever their speciality or level of study, should be without a copy of this authorative and already well-respected dictionary. (Reference Reviews, Volume 21, Number 7) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Michael Kent is the Former Head of the Centre for Applied Zoology, and Sports Science Lecturer, Cornwall College. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gordz on 19 Jan 2008
Format: Paperback
This dictionary is just what I've been looking for! For essays and assignments this has been a life saver for checking up definitions of sports science related words and phrases.

I've found the Oxford Dictionary of Sports and Medicine to be the best book i've ever bought for my degree! But, this book will not only be great for me during my university years, but also would be a great buy to use for GCSE and A-levels as it's not too complicated and explains everything you'd ever need to know!

I don't know what i'd do without this book to be honest! It definitly beats wikipedia and google when searching for words and phrases related to Sports Science hands down!

I would recommend this book to virtually anyone who is doing a sports related degree or course at university, college or school!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Canfield on 13 Feb 2008
Format: Hardcover
Now at university, I have used a version of this book since i first found it when doing A-level PE. Then i was using the first edition, when i prgoressed onto a degree in Sports Studies I started using the second edition and now as a student can't afford this newer version of a fantastic resource. This book gives a good clear understandable description of almost everything you could want to know within the field of sports science and medicine. A great book to go to first for any study of a specific topic, or even just to have next to you when ready, nay, sifting through a thick text book. A great 'primary' secondary research text. Recommended on the highest level. Even better in hardback.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. Day on 16 Oct 2011
Format: Paperback
A must have book for anyone studying sport and sports science! This book has helped me study my Access to HE sport, making my study time easier and more efficient. Definitely worth the money!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Twark Main on 22 May 2009
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Although this book was for my partner and not me, I can say that she is finding it totally invaluable during her college course.
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Great dictionary for freshman exercise physiology major 13 Feb 2009
By Scout - Published on Amazon.com
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My daughter asked me to find a dictionary with all the new terms she was running across in her exercise physiology major. She said that this book was just what she was looking for.
Not Up to Oxford Press's Usual High Standards 8 April 2014
By Nathanael Greene - Published on Amazon.com
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Oxford is a publisher I literally revere, always have. However, I did not find this Oxford Dictionary of Sport's Science and Medicine - and its definitions - up to Oxford's usually exceptional standards, or very satisfactory and informative.

This dictionary does provide a bare modicum of information, but I almost always wanted more. This dictionary struck me as one of those abbreviated dictionaries. This extremely important subject of medicine deserves more coverage to individual definitions and, perhaps, should include a more expansive inclusion of defined words - I often ran into omissions of words I had hoped to be defined.

Time and again and again, I looked up the definition for a word, and there was no entry for the word!

Shakespeare said that "brevity is the soul of wit," but in the case of this dictionary's definitions or extent of coverage, the "brevity is the soul of wit" standard does not hold true.

Notwithstanding its shortcomings, I have used this dictionary a great deal.

I am not aware of any other dictionary of sport's medicine - but if alternate choices of medical dictionaries are out there, they are likely to be worth considering in hopeful preference to this Oxford dictionary.
Interesting idea 6 Aug 2013
By bklvr - Published on Amazon.com
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I had never heard of this book before, but what a great idea. I have it in my athletic training room available to anyone who walks in. I am very glad to have it.
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