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The greening of golf

The greening of golf

"Sport, globalization and the environment"

  • Author: Brad Millington,Brian Wilson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1526104857
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: N.A
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"This is the first comprehensive study of the varying impacts of golf on the environment. Based on extensive empirical research, it includes interviews with major stakeholders in the golf industry as well as members of protest groups. The authors examine golf as a sport and as a global industry, drawing on three discrete literatures - the study of sport as a global social movement, environmental sociology and the study of corporate environmentalism."

Open Space: People Space

Open Space: People Space

  • Author: Catharine Ward Thompson,Penny Travlou
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1134120087
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 224
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Highly visual and containing contributions from leading names in landscape, architecture and design, this volume provides a rare insight into people’s engagement with the outdoor environment; looking at the ways in which the design of spaces and places meets people’s needs and desires in the twenty-first century. Embracing issues of social inclusion, recreation, and environmental quality, the editors explore innovative ways to develop an understanding of how the landscape, urban or rural, can contribute to health and quality of life. Open Space: People Space examines the nature and value of people’s access to outdoor environments. Led by Edinburgh’s OPENspace research centre, the debate focuses on current research to support good design for open space and brings expertise from a range of disciplines to look at: an analysis of policy and planning issues and challenges understanding the nature and experience of exclusion the development of evidence-based inclusive design innovative research approaches which focus on people’s access to open space and the implications of that experience. Invaluable to policy makers, researchers, urban designers, landscape architects, planners, managers and students, it is also essential reading for those working in child development, health care and community development.

Sport, Media and Mega-Events

Sport, Media and Mega-Events

  • Author: Lawrence A. Wenner,Andrew C. Billings
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317397444
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 274
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Bringing together many of the most influential scholars in sport and media studies, this book examines the diverse ways that media influences our understanding of the world’s most important sport events, dubbed sports mega-events. It sheds new light on how these events have been changed by the media, and have, in turn, adapted to media to further their brand’s cultural influence. Focusing on the central concept of "mediatization" – the permeation of media into all spheres of contemporary life – the book presents original case studies of major events including the Olympics, FIFA, rugby and cricket World Cups, Tour de France, Super Bowl, World Series, Monaco Grand Prix, Wimbledon, and many more. Written from a truly international perspective, this is a seminal work in sport and media studies that reveals the growing political, economic, and cultural influences of sport mega-events in contemporary society. Sport, Media and Mega-Events is an essential text for any course on the sociology of sport, event management, sport marketing, or featuring a cultural, communication or media studies approach to sport.

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

  • Author: Richard Giulianotti
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134116691
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 492
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The sociology of sport is a core discipline within the academic study of sport. It helps us to understand what sport is and why it matters. Sociological knowledge, implicit or explicit, therefore underpins scholarly enquiry into sport in every aspect. The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport is a landmark publication that brings together the most important themes, theories and issues within the sociology of sport, tracing the contours of the discipline and surveying the state-of-the-art. Part One explores the main theories and analytical approaches that define contemporary sport sociology and introduces the most important methodological issues confronting researchers working in the social scientific study of sport. Part Two examines the connections and divisions between sociology and cognate disciplines within sport studies, including history, anthropology, economics, leisure and tourism studies, philosophy, politics and psychology. Part Three investigates how the most important social divisions within sport, and in wider society, are addressed in sport sociology, including ‘race‘, gender, class, sexuality and disability. Part Four explores a wide range of pressing contemporary issues associated with sport, including sport and the body, social problems associated with sport, sport places and settings, and the global aspects of sport. Written by a team of leading international sport scholars, including many of the most well-known, respected and innovative thinkers working in the discipline, the Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport is an essential reference for any student, researcher or professional with an interest in sport.

Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment

Routledge Handbook of Sport and the Environment

  • Author: Brian P. McCullough,Timothy B. Kellison
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317214161
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 468
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The natural environment is a central issue in both academic and wider societal discourse. The global sport industry is not immune from this discussion and has to confront its responsibility to reduce its impact on the natural environment. This book goes further than any other in surveying both the challenges and the opportunities presented to the sports industry as it engages with the sustainability agenda, exploring the various ways in which sport scholars can integrate sustainability into their research. With a multidisciplinary sweep, including management, sociology, law, events, and ethics, this is a ground-breaking book in the study of sport. Drawing on cutting-edge research, it includes over thirty chapters covering all the most important themes in contemporary sport studies such as: climate change, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility ethics, governance, and the law event management, tourism, and pollution marketing, branding, and consumer behavior the Olympics, urban development, and mega-event legacies. With contributions from world-leading researchers and practitioners from around the globe, this is the most comprehensive book ever published on sport and the environment.

Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies

Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies

  • Author: Michael L. Silk,David L. Andrews,Holly Thorpe
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317596005
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 610
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Physical cultural studies (PCS) is a dynamic and rapidly developing field of study. This handbook offers the first definitive account of the state of the art in PCS, showcasing the latest research and methodological approaches. It examines the boundaries, preoccupations, theories and politics of PCS, drawing on transdisciplinary expertise from areas as diverse as sport studies, sociology, history, cultural studies, performance studies and anthropology. Featuring chapters written by world-leading scholars, this handbook examines the most important themes and issues within PCS, exploring the active body through the lens of class, age, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, (dis)ability, medicine, religion, space and culture. Each chapter provides an overview of the state of knowledge in a particular subject area, while also considering possibilities for developing future research. Representing a landmark contribution to physical cultural studies and allied fields, the Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies is an essential text for any undergraduate or postgraduate course on physical culture, sports studies, leisure studies, the sociology of sport, the body, or sport and social theory.

The Hope

The Hope

A Guide to Sacred Activism

  • Author: Andrew Harvey
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 145875135X
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 344
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Every age has its teachers, who keep the eternal truths alive for all of us,'' writes Marianne Williamson, the best-selling author of The Age of Miracles. ''In the case of Andrew Harvey, the light he sheds is like a meteor burst across the inner sky. ''In The Hope, Andrew Harvey offers not only a guide to discovering your divine purpose but also the blueprint for a better world. It consists of the necessary elements that can inspire greatness in each of us. Based on Harvey's concepts of Sacred Activism, a global initiative designed to save the world from its downward spiral of greed, pain, and self-destruction, the book is an enlightening text that reflects our world today, while in turn, shapes our future. There are seven laws of Sacred Activism that have the potential to transform our world. Each law, in its own unique way, promotes love above all other impulses. Sacred Activism is about finding gratitude, forgiveness, and compassion; it is about opening yourself up to the kindness within you, letting go of pain, and making a conscious choice to help heal the world. Learn how to incorporate a spiritual practice into your life, transform anger into positive energy, and take part in a global community. Reclaim a world that for too long has been driven by selfishness and hatred. Discover the infinite joy of giving. Turn away from everything you have been and done and believed, and dive into the consciousness of a divine love that embraces all beings. While the future may appear bleak, The Hope provides practical advice to all those who want positive change.

Inclusive Place Branding

Inclusive Place Branding

Critical Perspectives on Theory and Practice

  • Author: Mihalis Karavatzis,Massimo Giovanardi,Maria Lichrou
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317216717
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 196
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Place branding is often a response to inter-place competition and discussed as if it operated in a vacuum, ignoring the needs of local communities. It has developed a set of methods – catchy slogans, colourful logos, ‘star-chitects’, bidding for City of Culture status etc. – that are applied as quick-fix solutions regardless of geographical and socio-political contexts. Critical views of place branding are emerging which focus on its unexplored consequences on the physical and social fabric of places. These more critical approaches reveal place branding as an essentially political activity, serving hidden agendas and marginalizing social groups. Scholars and practitioners can no longer ignore the need for more responsible and socially sensitive approaches to cater for a wider range of stakeholders, and which fully acknowledge the importance of resident participation in decision-making. The contributions in this innovative book set out to introduce new critical ways of thinking around place branding and practices that encourage it to be more inclusive and participatory. It will be of interest to researchers and advanced students of branding, critical marketing, and destination marketing as well as critical tourism and environmental design.

Imagineering: Innovation in the Experience Economy

Imagineering: Innovation in the Experience Economy

  • Author: Gabrielle Kuiper,Bert Smit
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 1780644655
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 292
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To survive in today’s complex economies, it is imperative for companies to understand their consumers in terms of how and why they like to use their products. Distinction based on quality no longer provides competitive advantage. Imagineers use design methods to create meaningful experiences that connect consumers to brands, employees to companies and consumers to consumers. This book explains the background of the need for experiences and then focusses on how to design them. Bringing theory into practice for students of tourism marketing, event planning and business, it provides a window into the creative world of Imagineering.

Management: Leading & Collaborating in a Competitive World

Management: Leading & Collaborating in a Competitive World

  • Author: Scott A Snell,Thomas S Bateman
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN: 9781259927645
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 672
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The mission of the 13th edition of Management: Leading & Collaborating in a Competitive World, by Bateman, Snell, and Konopaske, is to inform, instruct, and inspire students to learn about management so they become thinkers and doers who succeed in today’s workforce. It emphasizes six essential performance dimensions: cost, quality, speed, innovation, service and sustainability. This results-oriented focus delivers value to the customer and a competitive advantage to managers and their employers. Its cutting edge topical coverage draws from a wide variety of subjects, sources, and personal experiences. Ongoing themes include real results, ethics, culture, leadership, and collaboration.

Laws

Laws

  • Author: Plato Plato
  • Publisher: Xist Publishing
  • ISBN: 1681956977
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 599
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Plato's last and longest dialogue “No man can be a true worshipper of the Gods who does not know these two principles—that the soul is the eldest of all things which are born, and is immortal and rules over all bodies” Plato's Laws is an exploration and explanation a number of basic issues in political and ethical philosophy as well as theology. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Bioterrorism and Biological Warfare

Bioterrorism and Biological Warfare

  • Author: Arvind Lal Bhatia
  • Publisher: Pointer Publishers
  • ISBN: 9788171325870
  • Category: Biological warfare
  • Page: 368
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Keeping In View The Risk Involved And Unpredictable And Yet Not Estimated Fully Its Damage, It Becomes Imperative That Sufficient Literature And Information On Bioterrorism Be Available As There Is Still Paucity Of Not Only Literature But Also The Interest Of Policy Makers Especially In Country Like India. Hence, The Present Initiative Of Compiling Invited Chapters On Bioterrorism And Biological Warfare Should Fulfill The Existing Gap And Provide Authentic Information. This Book Offers A Rich Dialogue Of Many Opinions And Different Scientific Dimensions Of The Bio-Threats. It Will Assist Actions Such As Coping With Disaster Or Traumatic Event, Helping Children And Teens, Information To Responders, Information For Health Professionals, Information To States And Planners And Educational Materials For Public Awareness May Be Developed To Combat Bio-Terroristic Events. The Principles Of Biosurveillance Are Applicable To Both Man-Made And Natural Epidemics. The Use Of Agents That Do Not Cause Harm To Humans But Disrupt The Economy Such As Foot And Mouth Disease Have Been Witnessed In The 2001 And 2007 In The U. K. And Henceforth Would Become More Important. Clearly, There Is A Need To Improve The Ability To Protect Our Citizens From Potential Bioterror Threats, And To Increase Our Capacity To Deal With The Medical And Public Health Consequences Of Any Future Attacks. The Book Will Be Significant In The Existing Biotechnology And Microbiology Undergraduate And Postgraduate Courses. The Book Might Also Help In Generating Ideas Of Research In Hitherto-Ignored Important Areas Of The Bio-Threat And Biosurveillance Fields.

Terania Creek

Terania Creek

Rainforest Wars

  • Author: Nigel Turvey
  • Publisher: Interactive Publications
  • ISBN: 1876819359
  • Category: Logging
  • Page: 190
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This is the story of a seminal conflict between the forest industry and the conservation movement over rainforests in northern New South Wales. Nigel Turvey deftly presents the perspectives of both camps to draw lessons that have implications wherever environmental and industry interests collide.

Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development

Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development

  • Author: John Tillman Lyle
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471178439
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 352
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Landscape Architecture Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development Winner, 1994 Merit Award for Communications, American Society of Landscape Architects "Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development is nothing less than a user's manual for planet Earth that integrates the principles of ecological design with practical realities better than anything I've read. John Lyle has written the best book now available on the theory and practice of sustainability . . . essential reading for natural resource professionals, architects, planners, educators, environmentalists, and the general public." --David W. Orr, Professor and Chair Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College. "John Lyle has written a splendid book, Regenerative Design for Sustainable Development. It is perfectly topical; it is committed to the unity of art and science, design and planning, man and nature. It is itself exemplary, and it is a repository of exemplary adaptations. It has carried the environmental movement to a new threshold of ecological planning and design. It should be widely read and employed." --Ian L. McHarg, FASLA. "In these times of widespread urban stress and regional disruption, the cogent thoughts of John Tillman Lyle on sustainable cities are on target and highly constructive. They are must reading for planning professionals and all concerned citizens." --John Ormsbee Simonds, FASLA. "More designers need to broaden their horizons in the way John Lyle has put forth in this book. In general, there are far too few land planners, landscape architects, or architects who have any working procedure that approximates what sustainable design entails. This book provides important historical background and contemporary experience to help guide the way."--Pliny Fisk III, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems. From the despoliation of our rivers and lakes by industrial runoff to the destruction of our atmosphere by sulphur emissions and CFCs, production cycles based on a one-way flow of materials and energy have pushed us to the brink of environmental collapse. It is time for a change, and in this groundbreaking book, John Tillman Lyle offers us a blueprint for implementing that change. This book provides civil engineers, architects, land development planners, and others with practical, realistic approaches to reversing this deadly course. Throughout, the emphasis is on proven regenerative practices for water use, land use, energy use, and building design. Most importantly, it provides ways to reestablish connections between people and nature, between art and science, and between technology and daily life.

No Boston Olympics

No Boston Olympics

How and Why Smart Cities Are Passing on the Torch

  • Author: Chris Dempsey,Andrew Zimbalist
  • Publisher: University Press of New England
  • ISBN: 1512600709
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 232
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In 2013 and 2014, some of Massachusetts' wealthiest and most powerful individuals hatched an audacious plan to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston. Like their counterparts in cities around the world, Boston's Olympic boosters promised political leaders, taxpayers, and the media that the Games would deliver incalculable benefits and require little financial support from the public. Yet these advocates refused to share the details of their bid and only grudgingly admitted, when pressed, that their plan called for billions of dollars in construction of unneeded venues. To win the bid, the public would have to guarantee taxpayer funds to cover cost overruns, which have plagued all modern Olympic Games. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) chose Boston 2024's bid over that of other American cities in January 2015-and for a time it seemed inevitable that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) would award the Games to Boston 2024. No Boston Olympics is the story of how an ad hoc, underfunded group of diverse and engaged citizens joined together to challenge and ultimately derail Boston's boosters, the USOC, and the IOC. Chris Dempsey was cochair of No Boston Olympics, the group that first voiced skepticism, demanded accountability, and catalyzed dissent. Andrew Zimbalist is a world expert on the economics of sports, and the leading researcher on the hidden costs of hosting mega-events such as the Olympics and the World Cup. Together, they tell Boston's story, while providing a blueprint for citizens who seek to challenge costly, wasteful, disruptive, and risky Olympic bids in their own cities.

Sport, Animals, and Society

Sport, Animals, and Society

  • Author: James Gillett,Michelle Gilbert
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135019150
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 294
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This book advances current literature on the role and place of animals in sport and society. It explores different forms of sporting spaces, examines how figures of animals have been used to racialize the human athlete, and encourages the reader to think critically about animal ethics, animals in space, time and place, and the human-animal relationship. The chapters highlight persistent dichotomies in the use of and collaboration with animals for sport, and present strategies for moving forward in the study of interspecies relations.

The Biology of Coastal Sand Dunes

The Biology of Coastal Sand Dunes

  • Author: M. Anwar Maun
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198570368
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 265
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A concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of coastal sand dunes. The emphasis in this book is on the organisms that dominate this predominantly marine environment, although pollution, conservation, management and experimental aspects are considered.

Tennis:Cultural History

Tennis:Cultural History

  • Author: Heiner Gillmeister
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780718501952
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 452
  • View: 6421
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Supported by a startling wealth of linguistic and documentary research, Gillmeister charts the global evolution of tennis from its origins in the early Middle Ages to the appearance of the modern game in the 20th century. Along the way, he debunks established myths about the history of the game, including those surrounding the invention of the Davis Cup. 136 illustrations, 16 in color.

Final Target

Final Target

  • Author: Iris Johansen
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: 0307418065
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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The President’s daughter... The women determined to save her... The man with the power to betray a nation... Melissa Riley arrives at her sister’s isolated Virginia country home to find herself plunged into a deadly drama. There the renowned Dr. Jessica Riley is attempting to draw the daughter of the President of the United States out of a severe catatonic trauma. The last thing young Cassie Andreas saw was an organized team ruthlessly murder her nanny and the Secret Service agents sworn to protect her. But to free Cassie, Melissa and Jessica must trust a mysterious, charismatic man. Michael Travis made his fortune in the international underworld. He risked everything to save Cassie during that terrible night of bloodshed. And he has entered into a secret bargain with the President. But is his show of concern all a treacherous charade? Melissa and Jessica have no choice but to accept Travis as their ally—and to follow a dangerous plan that will lead them into the world of a killer who’ll destroy anyone standing between him and the...Final Target. From the Paperback edition.