The Encyclopedia of Exercise, Sport and Health

The Encyclopedia of Exercise, Sport and Health


By (author) Peter Brukner, By (author) Karim QC Khan, By (author) John Kron


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  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 229mm x 31mm | 930g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Sydney
  • ISBN 10: 1741140587
  • ISBN 13: 9781741140583
  • Illustrations note: 200 b&w photos and line illus
  • Sales rank: 667,492

Product description

An A-Z guide to fitness, training, nutrition, psychology, injuries, illness, prevention, diagnosis and treatment, with over 2000 entries, clearly illustrated with photos and line drawings.

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Peter Brukner, MBBS, FACSP, FACSM, FASMF, is currently Associate Professor in Sports Medicine at the Centre for Sports Medicine Research and Education at the University of Melbourne. Peter has been Clinic Director at the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in Melbourne since 1987 and has served two terms as President of the Australian College of Sports Physicians. He is the co-author of Clinical Sports Medicine and is the Senior Associate Editor of the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine and The Physician and Sports Medicine, as well as being a past editor of Sport Health. Peter was an Australian Team Physician at the Atlanta Olympic Games and Team Manager of the Australian athletics team at the Sydney Olympics...Karim Khan, BMed Sci, MBBS, PhD, FACSP, is an Australian-trained sports physician and academic who has been at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada since 1997. He serves as a consultant physician at the Allan McGavin Sports M

Table of contents

1) Introduction to the human body and physical activity..2) A-Z entries: concise definitions and explanations of approximately 2000 entries such as Acupuncture, Aerobic training, Arthritis, Children, Dehydration, Lactic acid, Tennis Elbow, Mouthguard, Pregnancy, Triathlon etc...3) The Ins and Outs of Drugs..4) Emergencies and First Aid..5) Index