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Sport Policy in Canada

Thibault, LucieHarvey, Jean (Hrsg.) | University of Ottawa Press | Open Access


Sport Policy in Canada provides the first and most comprehensive analysis of the new Canadian Sport Policy adopted in 2012. In light of this new policy, the authors, top scholars in the field, provide detailed accounts of the most salient sport policies and programs, while also discussing issues and challenges facing policy makers.

In Canada and around the world, the last decades have known a sharp increase in state intervention and public funding in pursuit of medals on the international stage and in support of a more active lifestyle. Governments at all levels have made substantial investments in hope of hosting major sporting events to benefit from the economic impact and gain international prestige.The study of sport policies, often neglected in the past, is becoming an increasingly important research topic. Sport Policy in Canada seeks to fill this void by offering the most comprehensive analysis of sport policy since Macintosh, Bedecki, and Franks' Sport Policy in Canada (1987). 

- This book is published in English. 

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“Sport policy in Canada provides one of the most comprehensive overviews of the field of Canadian sport policy as it has evolved in recent years. It is impressive in both its breadth and scope. The edited collection includes chapters from many leading experts on Canadian sport policy. In addition, it is a timely contribution given the flurry of governmental policies and investments during the last decade. (…) The book is well written and accessible to a number of audiences. Its primary contribution lies in its extensive policy data, which provide the reader with an accurate historical and contemporary portrait of Canadian sport policies. (…) Overall, this book makes a positive contribution to the growing literature on Canadian sport policy. It provides a comprehensive overview of sport policy in Canada and addresses a number of policy issues facing by policy-makers and sport organizations. I recommend this book for both undergraduate and graduate students interested in Canadian sport policy. As a teaching tool, it can be used for courses dealing with sport policy, sport management and the sociology of sport to help students understand the broader issues impacting the governance of sport in Canada. This book will also be of interest to both governmental and non-governmental organizations involved in Canada's sport system.”

– Gina Comeau, International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 2015 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19406940.2014.954594)

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Lucie Thibault is a professor at the Department of Sport Management, Brock University.

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Jean Harvey is the director of the Research Centre for Sport in Canadian Society, University of Ottawa.

 
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Making Game

Athabasca University Press | Cultural Dialectics


Making Game is a mixed-genre composition in which the author reflects on the philosophical and ethical implications of hunting wild game. This engaging essay is informed by the author’s significant background of scholarly engagement with the phenomenological tradition in modern philosophy.

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“A bold narrative and philosophical ramble through subjects ranging from hunting, to the natures of consciousness and erotic desire, to ancient literature and philosophy, to the meaning of parenthood and family.”

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Peter L. Atkinson received his PhD in Philosophy (1999) and his MFA in English Poetry (1993) from the University of California at Irvine. He lives in New Mexico.

 
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Plunge

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Sports


Cade's dad thinks triathlons are for wimps. He doesn't think it's a real sport and wishes Cade would play football instead, like his older brother, Trent. So Cade trains in secret and qualifies to compete in the provincial championship in Sylvan Lake. The night before the event, Cade's coach suddenly can't go, and Cade is forced to ask his dad for a ride there. He only agrees because Trent has a football game nearby. The road trip takes a nasty turn when his dad swerves to avoid a deer and their car hurtles into an ice-cold river. It's up to Cade to use his skills to save his entire family.

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"Very entertaining story…I hope that Eric Howling's Plunge encourages many to find an organization or an athlete willing to introduce the triathlon to them. Highly Recommended."

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"Sports fans will be drawn to the book by it's subject matter. The fully developed characters and story line packs a punch."

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Eric Howling is an advertising creative director and the author of several sports novels, including Plunge, Gang Tackle, Head Hunter, Red Zone Rivals, Hoop Magic, Kayak Combat and Drive. His books have been shortlisted for the Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, named Resource Links Year's Best and picked as a CCBC Best Books selection. Eric lives and plays sports in Calgary, Alberta. For more information, visit www.erichowling.wordpress.com.

 
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Das Turbo-Stoffwechsel-Prinzip

GRÄFE UND UNZER Verlag GmbH


Für alle, die nicht mehr abnehmen können, weil zahlreiche Diäten den Stoffwechsel aus dem Takt gebracht haben, zeigt dieser Ratgeber den Ausweg. Mit ganz gezieltem Training der Muskulatur wird der Turbo gezündet! Als entscheidende, wunderbare Helfer wirken die so genannten Myokine. Diese hormonähnlichen Botenstoffe lassen Muskeln wachsen und kurbeln die Fettverbrennung an, effektiv auch an den Problemzonen. Im abwechslungsreichen 8-Wochen-Turbo-Aktiv-Programm, das Professor Froböse am Zentrum für Gesundheit der Deutschen Sporthochschule Köln entwickelt und getestet hat, werden diese neuen Erkenntnisse wirksam in die Praxis umgesetzt. Die Übungen zum Muskelaufbau und das Ausdauertraining sind so aufgebaut, dass der Einstieg für Übergewichtige und Ungeübte leicht ist. Wie viel Energie der Körper wirklich braucht und welche Nährstoffe besonders wichtig sind, zeigt das Ernährungsprogramm. Die vielfältigen, eiweißreichen Rezepte für mittags und abends lassen sich einfach zubereiten.

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Prof. Dr. Ingo Froböse ist Universitätsprofessor an der renommierten Deutschen Sporthochschule Köln. Dort leitet er als Sportwissenschaftler mit dem Arbeitsschwerpunkt Gesundheitswissenschaften das Zentrum für Gesundheit. Seine Lehr- und Forschungsgebiete sind Gesundheitsförderung, Prävention und Sporttherapie. Er ist wissenschaftlicher Berater zahlreicher gesetzlicher Krankenkassen und hält regelmäßig Vorträge zu den Themen Fitness, Rücken, Gesundheit. Professor Froböse berät fast alle großen deutschen Magazine und ist auch häufig im TV präsent. Bei GU hat er unter anderem die sehr erfolgreichen Titel »Rücken-Akut-Training«, »Das Turbo-Stoffwechsel-Prinzip« und »Das Muskel-Workout« veröffentlicht.

 
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Sewer Rats

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Currents


Jim, Mickey and Lisa belong to a secret club called the Sewer Rats. Every Saturday the Sewer Rats reign supreme in paintball wars held in the city's storm drain system. The new kid, Carter, wants to join, but Lisa doesn't want him in the club. When Carter is hurt in his first paintball war, Jim and Mickey suspect that Lisa planned the accident. They try to confront her, but she runs into the tunnels just as a rainstorm begins. Jim and Mickey have to get Lisa out before the tunnels fill with water.

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"Excellent."

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"A good choice for reluctant readers in grades 7–10."

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"Brouwer has created a story with sufficient character and plot development to hold the interest of reluctant male readers. Recommended."

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"An easy booktalk to reluctant readers."

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"Entertaining and educational...sure to captivate reluctant readers...Highly Recommended"

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Sigmund Brouwer is the author of over 20 novels for adults and dozens of books for children. He visits over 150 schools per year to deliver his Rock and Roll Literacy presentation, reaching about 60,000 students per year. Sigmund lives in Red Deer, Alberta. For more information, visit www.sigmundbrouwer.com.

 
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Monteur de taureau

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Soundings in French


Layne ne veut qu'une chose, suivre les traces de son père comme monteur de taureau. Son père était sur le point de remporter le championnat national lorsqu'il a été piétiné à mort. Layne veut remporter ce championnat pour son père. Mais il ne veut pas finir comme lui et mourir dans l'arène du rodéo. Lorsque l'occasion se présente, Layne doit faire face à sa plus grande peur.

Layne wants nothing more than to follow in his father's footsteps and to be a bull rider. His dad was one ride away from a National Championship when he got trampled to death. Layne wants to be able to give his dad that championship—by winning it for him. What he doesn't want, though, is to end up like his father and die in the rodeo arena. When the chance comes, Layne realizes he must face up to his greatest fear. With the help of his friend Jana, and his bratty younger sister, Layne learns to reach deep inside and trust himself.

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"Short sentences, short chapters [and] easy vocabulary make this unintimidating...Orca does a great service to American foreign language students by offering its signature short books in translation...An enthusiastic thumbs up."

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Blue Moon is Marilyn Halvorson's second book in the Orca Soundings series. Bull Rider was an ALA Quick Pick nominee. When she is not caring for cattle on her ranch, Marilyn spends her time writing. For more information, visit www.marilynhalvorson.ca.

 
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Edge of Flight

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Sports


Edge of Flight is the toughest rock-climbing route Vanisha has ever faced. She has one last chance to conquer it before she moves to Vermont to start university. University is a sore point for Vanisha, who yearns for a career in the outdoors but feels pressured by her mother to earn an academic degree. Trying to put school out of her mind, she heads to the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas with her buddies Rusty and Jeb for a final weekend of climbing and camping. Deep in the woods, they stumble on an illegal marijuana plantation, and the gang of bikers who guard it. When Jeb is shot by the bikers, Vanisha alone must get help—and to do so, she must climb Edge of Flight. As she confronts her insecurities on the cliff face and in the woods, Vanisha gains a new resolve and the self-confidence to choose her own path in life.

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"A well-written, fast paced adventure...Jaimet creates a sense of tension that she continues to ratchet up throughout the novel. Highly Recommended."

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"Filling the pages with action and suspense, Jaimet keeps readers glued until the final daring rescue is made."

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"The story moves quickly and the action is tense and exciting, particularly for readers who know something about rock climbing outdoors...The setting and the narrator's personal insights add depth and relevance...It's refreshing to see a young woman at the centre of a book about climbing. Vanisha is an independent thinker and a great problem solver, but she also values friendship, trust, and team work—a strong role model for girls and a character that boys can respect and perhaps even identify with...A fast-paced adventure story."

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Kate Jaimet is an author and journalist who recently began a freelance career after many years as a daily newspaper reporter for the Ottawa Citizen. Kate lives in Ottawa, Ontario. More information is available at www.katejaimet.com.

 
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Bull Rider

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Soundings


Layne wants nothing more than to follow in his father's footsteps and to be a bull rider. His dad was one ride away from a National Championship when he got trampled to death. Layne wants to be able to give his dad that championship—by winning it for him. What he doesn't want, though, is to end up like his father and die in the rodeo arena. When the chance comes, Layne realizes he must face up to his greatest fear. With the help of his friend Jana, and his bratty younger sister, Layne learns to reach deep inside and trust himself.

Also available in French.

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“Has potential for many different levels of readers...The strength of the book lies in the conflict that Halvorson describes, one familiar to members of the rodeo culture who know that the very thing they love can harm or kill the people they love even more.”

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"Highly Recommended."

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"Halvorson is talented at seamlessly weaving in the settings and character descriptions with the rising action of the story."

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Blue Moon is Marilyn Halvorson's second book in the Orca Soundings series. Bull Rider was an ALA Quick Pick nominee. When she is not caring for cattle on her ranch, Marilyn spends her time writing. For more information, visit www.marilynhalvorson.ca.

 
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Underhand

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Sports


Fifteen-year-old Nick Carver is tired of living in his older brother's shadow. Markus is the lacrosse team hero, love interest of Nick's longtime crush and now the recipient of a prestigious scholarship from the Philston Weiks Academy.

When a mistake at provincials results in Markus's goal being discounted, rumors start going around school that he cheated. Suddenly, Philston Weiks is "rethinking" Markus's scholarship offer. They've also invited other players, including Nick, to try out for Markus's spot. Nick is flattered but conflicted. He's pretty sure his brother didn't cheat. But can he prove it? And if he does, will he ruin his one chance to finally be in the spotlight?

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"McIsaac proves she can create engaging, high-impact fiction, bringing a necessary edginess to the lacrosse scenes and antagonism between the players."

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"[An] enjoyable, fast-paced story...with relatable characters and a believable storyline..Highly recommended."

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"McIsaac’s blend of suspense, sports action, and realistic drama keeps the story moving in the hallways, in the locker room, and during game play."

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"Fast-paced action, strong characterization, short paragraphs, and relatively simple vocabulary produce a smoothly executed...read. Nick’s voice is strong, and his love of sport, desire to excel, and sense of fair play are well-expressed...An enjoyable read that is well constructed, and it will likely find its audience among sports lovers and reluctant readers."

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"Action and suspense abound as the excitement of the lacrosse games is vividly described...Will engage and thrill lower-level readers and reluctant readers."

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"An action packed read and sports fans will appreciate the play-by-play scenes of the games. Readers new to lacrosse will still be able to understand the basic game play and rules. The characters are believable and the fast paced book will hook readers."

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M.J. McIsaac is the author of several books for young people, including Underhand in the Orca Sports series. She has a master's degree in writing for children from the University of Winchester in the UK. M.J. currently lives with her family in Whitby, Ontario.

 
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