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Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine [Paperback]

Michael Kent
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30 Nov 2006 0199210896 978-0199210893 3
The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine provides comprehensive and authoritative definitions of nearly 8000 sports science and sports medicine terms. All major areas are covered, including exercise psychology, sports nutrition, biomechanics, anatomy, sports sociology, training principles and techniques and sports injury and rehabilitation

The dictionary will be an invaluable aid to students, coaches, athletes and anyone wanting instant access to the scientific principles, anatomical structures, and physiological, sociological and psychological processes that affect sporting performance. It will also be of interest to the general reader interested in sports science and medicine terminology.

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  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 3 edition (30 Nov 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199210896
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199210893
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 19.5 x 3.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 327,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Kent is the Former Head of the Centre for Applied Zoology, and Sports Science Lecturer, Cornwall College.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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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5.0 out of 5 stars A Vital Book For Sports Science Students!!! 19 Jan 2008
By Gordz
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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5.0 out of 5 stars You need this book! 16 Oct 2011
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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5.0 out of 5 stars 5* text. 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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5.0 out of 5 stars 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.
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Up to Oxford Press's Usual Standards 8 April 2014
By Nathanael Greene - Published on Amazon.com
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Oxford is a publisher I literally revere. 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.

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

I am not aware of any other dictionary of sport's medicine - but if alternate choices of medical dictionaries are out there, they are worth considering in preference to this Oxford dictionary.
5.0 out of 5 stars 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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