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A practical handbook for sports psychologists that outlines the most effective interventions for athletes across a variety of sports. A practical manual for the growing force of sports psychologists helping today's athletes to unprecedented levels of application and success Offers specific guidance on the psychological assessment of athletes, uniquely presented in an accessible sport-by-sport format Written by an experienced practicing sports psychologist and author, who draws on his own methods and experience in the field

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Rivals! The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century presents the most memorable rivalries in over a hundred years of American sports history. Examines ten of the greatest American sports rivalries of the past century, relating them to their broader historical context Includes the rivalries between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, Duke and North Carolina, Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, and more Draws upon the most recent works of sport historians, as well as hundreds of books, articles, and newspaper accounts Reveals a deep understanding of American sports history and American popular culture Features 30 images that bring the rivalries vividly to life

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Sport is undergoing a global technological revolution. Year on year, records are smashed, equipment gets more sophisticated, facilities improve almost beyond recognition. These changes are impacting on all areas of sport, from shoes to cycles and stadia. Is this making sport more exciting for participants and spectators? Or are talent and determination becoming secondary to money and technology, devaluing honest competition? In Higher, Further, Faster…, Stewart Ross looks at these questions and much more. Starting with a description of technology's impact on elements common to various sports, such as bats, balls, pitches and special clothing, he then examines the controversies that arise almost daily, from golf club technology to the use of Hawk-eye in tennis. He also looks ahead to the techno-future of major sports such as football, tennis, golf, cricket, cycling and motor sport, and asks where they are going: Are referees and umpires becoming redundant? If drugs will always win, do we really have a choice about using them? Will we ever see a Super-Human Olympics? Is modern professional sport more about technology than talent? Can athletes from the developing world ever hope to compete in modern sport? This book is a must-read for all participants and fans who want to understand the technological upheaval that is shaking modern sport to its very foundations. One thing's for sure: whether you find it stimulating or just plain scary, the future will be very, very different… About the author Stewart Ross is a full-time writer with some 200 published titles to his credit. He is also an occasional journalist and broadcaster, a frequent lecturer, notably on the QE2 and at ICES (La Roche sur Yon, France, where he lectures to science students), and a much sought-after presenter of workshops to schools and adult groups. www.stewartross.net

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Eine Einführung in die physikalischen Grundlagen des Segelsports für die an Naturwissenschaften interessierten Segler, die schon immer wissen wollten, wie Segeln tatsächlich funktioniert. »Physik des Segelns« führt zunächst in die einfachen Grundsätze und Bedingungen des Segelns ein, wie beispielsweise das Kräftegleichgewicht während der Fahrt. Anschließend wird aus den Eigenschaften von Luft und Wasser und den dynamischen Grundgleichungen das Entstehen dieser Kräfte dargelegt. Das Buch räumt mit verbreiteten falschen Vorstellungen auf und schreitet systematisch von der Betrachtung zweidimensionaler Phänomene zu dreidimensionalen Phänomenen voran. Von Erscheinungen innerhalb der Medien Luft und Wasser geht es weiter zu den Erscheinungen an ihrer Grenzfl äche, den Schwerewellen des Wassers und dem damit verbundenen Widerstand. Mit der Kenntnis aller Beiträge zur Vortriebsleistung wird erläutert, wie sie aufeinander abgestimmt werden müssen, um ein optimales Segeltempo zu erreichen. Abschließend werden zeitlich veränderliche Phänomene wie Manöver und das Arbeiten des Bootes im Seegang betrachtet, und die Materialfestigkeit von Takelage und Rumpf diskutiert.

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The fun way to get a grip on every aspect of golf Golf is a popular spectator sport, but for those who play it's a great source of low impact cardiovascular, strength, and aerobic exercise. In addition, golf is by nature a social game that provides the opportunity to meet new people. Golf All-In-One For Dummies shows you not only how to get the most physical benefit from a round of golf, but also the tools you need to truly enjoy the game. From perfecting your swing to avoiding injuries, the proven techniques presented in this book give you everything you need to have the time of your life every time you hit the links. The basics of golf Details on the latest golf equipment and technology Tips on how to improve the short game, including putting, chipping, and getting out of tough spots Rules and etiquette that every golfer needs to know Plans for keeping fit and designing workouts to improve your game Mental tricks and exercises to help you succeed Tips on grips, stances, and swings New tips from top players on how to improve your game Great new courses, tournaments, players who have changed the game, and a review of golf's greatest moments Whether you already have some golf experience or are completely new to the game, Golf All-In-One For Dummies will have you playing like a pro in no time.

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Research confirms that it is six times more costly to attract a new customer than it is to retain an existing one. Creating a culture of service excellence requires planning, preparation, and persistence. Customer Service in Health Care is designed to provide readers with the fundamental information and skills to start or strengthen a customer service initiative within a health care organization. This book concentrates on action as opposed to theory. It offers a practical, step-by-step process for creating a culture shift toward customer service excellence at all levels of an organization, and presents the essentials to improving performance that will bring the individuals closer to the mission, values, and standards. Chapters focus on: Tools for establishing and measuring customer service team goals Creating customer service standards unique to your organization Tips on training sessions Strategies for maintaining top-of-mind awareness of customer service among employees Customer service techniques for physicians and nurses An overview of customer service as an essential component of business development and marketing

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Proven strategies for finding balance in your life and career while maximizing the quality of life for an elderly person When Shirley Roberts' father passed away, her life and career were put on hold as the demands of caring for her elderly mother, Doris, began consuming more and more of her time and energy. Using her business prowess, Shirley, with the help of her financial advisor brother, developed Doris Inc. Using their business skills, they found ways to maintain their own lives and careers while ensuring that their mother received top-notch care. Much of their success has come from sound management practices and an original financial forecasting tool tailored for elders. In this heartfelt, beautifully written book, Shirley offers sage advice on how to cope with the emotional roller coaster of eldercare, along with proven care and financial planning strategies and tools that have worked so well for her. Features concrete lessons and proven strategies for handling the challenges of eldercare; making tough decisions, finding help, reducing stressful crises and planning for the high costs of eldercare Offers practical guidance to avoid sacrificing your own life while providing the best care for your loved ones Tips on confronting and planning for your own golden years to ensure that you'll have a fulfilling life after retirement and that those who'll be caring for you won't be overly burdened

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Lifestyle Management in Health and Social Care is a one-stop handbook for health and social care professionals that assists in the provision of a wide range of professional lifestyle advice, treatment or condition specific therapy. It is both evidence-based and highly practical. Each chapter provides background information on a particular lifestyle factor including fatigue, stress, relationships and diet. In addition the book offers suggestions for further reading and step-by-step advice on how to explain and facilitate lifestyle skills with clients. At the end of each chapter and posted on the companion website are information sheets to hand out to clients to further support their understanding and their ability to apply effective strategies and skills for change. Features Companion website with downloadable PDF files of client handouts Evidence-based Multi-professional contributions Suggestions for further reading Includes motivational interviewing

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Future generations of vital signs and point-of-care medical devices must interoperate directly and seamlessly with information technology systems to facilitate effective patient care management within the healthcare enterprise. This is the first book addressing medical device integration with the computer-based patient record in a holistic way. Readers step into the area of two-way device communication & control and learn best practises from an author known for his brilliant expertise in this field. It is a fundamental guide for a broad group of people: clinical and biomedical engineers, physicians, bioinformatics practitioners, and vendors. Providing the essential how-to for medical device integration into the electronic medical record (EMR), health information system (HIS), and computerized patient record (CPR), the book highlights information on data extraction, usually not offered by device vendors. This comprises topics such as the use of third-party software, information on what to do when you develop interfaces on your own, regulatory issues, and how to assure connectivity and access to data. For physicians, it is a primer and knowledge manual for data integration when applied to clinical care and trials. It gives information on knowledge management and how data can be used statistically and as a tool in patient care management. Furthermore, it impresses upon the reader the quantities of data that must be processed and reduced to make for effective use at the point of care. HIS and CPR vendors may learn how data integration can be simplified and how software developers may be assisted in the process of communicating vital information to their repositories. The book is rounded off by a chapter on the future of integration.