Physical Education & Sport
AMKCU 14 years +14 years +
With over 2,600 entries, the second edition of The Oxford Dictionary of Dance is a unique single volume reference on all aspects of dance performance written by two leading dance writers, Debra Craine and Judith Mackrell. The work covers all aspects of the diverse dance world from classical ballet to modern, from flamenco to hip-hop, from tap to South Asian dance forms and includes detailed entries on technical terms, steps, styles, works and countries, in addition to many biographies of dancers, choreographers, and companies. During the last thirty years the boundaries of dance have been radically redrawn. There has been an explosion of new activity within traditional forms like ballet, a stream of new dance languages invented by fresh generations of choreographers, and there is a growing appreciation of cultural dance forms from around the world. Fans today are likely to attend performances as varied as Spanish flamenco, Indian bharata natyam, Japanese butoh, classical ballet, and post-modern dance. With an emphasis on performance - the dance we see in our theatres today - readers will find both fact and analysis on a wide range of subjects, from styles of dance and the history of dance companies and their productions, to dancers, choreographers, and technical terms. With 150 new entries, this new edition charts developments that have occurred over the last ten years, including the rise of new digital technology in the creation and staging of dance and the move to the mainstream of formerly fringe genres such as hip-hop, as well as the arrival of a new generation of dancers and choreographers to the scene.
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How have science and technology helped today's athletes and sportspeople perform better for longer? And how could this change in the future? From the development of carbon fibre composites for para-athletes to improvements in sports nutrition, our performance in competitive events has been vastly improved by contemporary science and technology. This book looks at historical, current and emerging examples of sport technology. We look at technology in training, athletic performance, sports nutrition, sports equipment, sports medicine and how sport is shown on TV.
AEWVJ 14 years +14 years +
This cornerstone of the "World of Art" series is a succinct, vivid and authoritative guide to the rich history of western dance in all its incarnations from 16th-century court ballet to the genre-shattering contortions of 21st-century theatrical dance. Updated for the new millennium to feature the latest styles, performers and technology, this third edition reaffirms its status as the essential introduction to the subject.
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AHGOJ 11 years +11 years +
The Know the Game series is firmly established as the leading introduction to a huge range of sports. For years they have been the first step into a new sport for many people, children and adults alike. The series has now been relaunched in a new format and a modern design - making the best even better. The aim has been to make the books more accessible, and they are now packed with colour photos and illustrations, top tips and interesting facts. Each book contains everything you need to know about the sport, including equipment, rules, techniques and training tips. There's even information on how to find a club and meet new people to play the sport with. And having been written and endorsed by the sport's professional body, you can be sure that you are getting the best information available.
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AHGOC 11 years +11 years +
Know the Game Cricket is the perfect introduction to the sport for all ages, whether you are a keen club player or beginner. It is packed with expert text, clear illustrations and photographs of the professionals in action. The book includes: Playing the game: how to play cricket, the rules, positions on the pitch, how to score The laws of the game: from scoring to umpiring Equipment and pitch: how to choose a bat, positioning of fielders, the wicket The skills: step-by-step guide to all the basic skills, including batting, bowling, wicket keeping and fielding. The Know the Game series is firmly established as the definitive introduction to a wide range of sports and games. Written by the experts, you can be sure that they contain everything you need to know to take part.
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AFFTO 11 years +11 years +
"Gary Lineker's - Football: It's Unbelievable!" is a unique, light-hearted look at the global game. Fronted by "Match of the Day" presenter and England football legend Gary Lineker, this stunning book, packed with amazing images and a lively text, covers such diverse football topics as amazing goals, tantalising tricks, brilliant saves, embarrassing mistakes, ludicrous haircuts and ghastly shirts. Arranged thematically and featuring everything from the sublime to the ridiculous, "Gary Lineker's - Football: It's Unbelievable!" explores the most incredible and fascinating football stories and incidents from across the world. The result is an ingenious book that mixes football's brilliant moments with the utterly bonkers to create a unique and thrilling book that will have you astounded and laughing out loud in equal measure.
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AQCKM 7 years +7 years +
The series focuses on the people who inspire children today. This title looks at the life of Ellie Simmonds, the troubles she has overcome and the sacrifices she has made to become the swimming champion that she is today.
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Learn about her performances at the Beijing Olympics and at London 2012, and how she has made an impact on Paralympic sport.
This CGP book is packed with realistic exam-style questions for Grade 9-1 Edexcel GCSE Physical Education - it's the perfect way to prepare for the real exams! Every topic is covered, and there's a full set of practice exam papers at the end of the book. Detailed answers to every question are included for easy marking. Matching study notes for this course are available in CGP's Edexcel GCSE PE Revision Guide (9781782945338).
This superb CGP Revision Guide covers everything students will need for success in Grade 9-1 GCSE Physical Education - from Anatomy to Sport in Society. For each topic, there are crystal-clear study notes and examples, plus exam-style practice questions on most pages. There's also plenty of indispensable advice on Using Data how to answer exam questions.
This superb CGP Revision Guide explains everything students will need for success in Grade 9-1 Edexcel GCSE Physical Education - from Anatomy to Sport in Society. For each topic, there are crystal-clear study notes and examples, plus exam-style practice questions on most pages. There's also plenty of brilliant advice on Using Data and how to answer exam questions. A matching CGP Exam Practice Workbook is also available (9781782945307), packed with indispensable exam-style questions for Edexcel GCSE PE.
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