Nicopolis 1396: The Last Crusade (Campaign, Volume 64) by David Nicolle

By David Nicolle

Osprey's crusade name for the campaign conflict at Nicopolis (1396). by way of the second one 1/2 the 14th century, the as soon as amazing Byzantine Empire were lowered to little greater than town of Constantinople. In 1391, the Ottoman ruler Sultan Bayazid I 'The Lightning' besieged town. Pope Boniface IX preached a campaign and a French-led military of 10,000 marched east. At Nicopolis they met the Ottoman military in conflict. Ignoring the recommendation in their Hungarian and Transylvanian allies, the Crusaders charged the Turks and have been in flip smashed via the Ottoman heavy cavalry. The final campaign ended at the banks of the Danube because the Crusaders desperately sought to flee from the pursuing Turks.

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Sport Psychology A Student Handbook by Matt Jarvis

By Matt Jarvis

This e-book deals a student-friendly advent to the self-discipline of game psychology. the entire key mental matters in game are explored, and tricky questions are raised: are athletes born or made? Does playing game impact character? What effect do cultural ideals have on own wearing development?  Matt Jarvis has considerably revised and multiplied his unique insurance of the topic from the hugely winning first variation (Sport Psychology (1999) within the Routledge Modular Psychology series). the following he offers a succinct yet entire account of significant thought and learn in recreation psychology, while holding the readable kind and student-centred process which made the former ebook such a success. Key matters lined contain: character and game Attitudes to recreation Aggression Social components affecting functionality Arousal and anxiousness Motivation and ability acquisition. there's an emphasis no longer purely on studying approximately activity psychology, but in addition on constructing serious and artistic considering. additionally, the e-book contains chapters on engaging in study and writing essays in recreation psychology, in addition to reflective workouts through the textual content.  

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Olympic Tourism by Mike Weed

By Mike Weed

Olympic Tourism is the 1st textual content to target the character of Olympic tourism and the possibility of the Olympic video games to generate tourism within the run as much as and lengthy after the web hosting of a video games. The awarding of the 2012 Olympics to London will see an expanding curiosity within the phenomena of establishing, dealing with and analysing the problems which encompass mega-event activity tourism. this article is going to deal with those matters and utilizing specific case research of earlier and destiny video games, speak about the right way to maximise the good fortune of dealing with tourism at those occasions. Written from a global standpoint this article offers the reader with:

  • An exploration of the connection among activity, tourism and the Olympic Games
  • A consultant on tips to determine Olympic tourism as a phenomenon that is going some distance past the visits of spectators, athletes, officers and dignitaries in the course of the video games themselves.
  • An exam of the element of Olympic tourism flows prior to, in the course of and after the Games
  • Analysis of the considered necessary partnerships among a number of activity, tourism, Olympic and different firms to effectively leverage and convey greatest tourism benefits
  • The instruments to attract classes from case reports of past and imminent wintry weather and summer time Olympic video games within the twenty first Century
  • A dialogue of the capability tourism legacies of the Olympic Games

Olympic Tourism is a well timed reaction to this overseas curiosity and may be a vital source for those learning and educating on recreation, tourism and the Olympics.

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In Search of Burningbush: A Story of Golf, Friendship and by Michael Konik

By Michael Konik

"Few authors write as passionately in regards to the online game of golfing as Michael Konik. looking for Burningbush communicates why the best activity on this planet has touched such a lot of lives so deeply, together with mine." --Jack Nicklaus "Golf is a video game of Spirit and spirits. This real tale, which reads like sturdy fiction, describes a trip into golf's magical realms."--Michael Murphy, writer of golfing within the country and chairman & cofounder of Esalen Institute "I completely loved analyzing Michael Konik's looking for Burningbush. because the tale of 1 man's quest to event the final word in golfing in Scotland regardless of all odds, it's an inspirational must-read for golfing fanatics." --Ty M. Votaw, LPGA Commissioner

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Spies, Scouts and Raiders by Time-Life Books

By Time-Life Books

Time-Life Civil conflict sequence 18 of 27

A gripping, accomplished account of the Civil struggle, together with eyewitness testimony, profiles of key personalities, interval photos, illustrations and artifacts, and special conflict maps. totally researched, beautifully written.

During the Civil struggle either North and South hired abnormal forces and spies to attempt to achieve virtue over the enemy. This quantity seems to be at those numerous parts: accomplice undercover agent earrings, the Pinkerton service provider, Morgan's raiders, Mosby, and so forth. This booklet has nice pictures of artifacts, modern photographs, and art. a desirable learn on how targeted operations and intelligence-gathering have been carried out simply because those features turned formalized elements of recent army institutions. It contains sidebars on mystery guns, pictures of a few of Quantrill's such a lot infamous raiders, U.S. army Railroads, the final Raid, codes and ciphers and accomplice operations from Canada.

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