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The Top 10 As We Hit Bottom - What Global Warming, Nuclear War, Cyberwar, Pandemics, Supervolcanoes, Asteroid Strikes,... The Top 10 As We Hit Bottom - What Global Warming, Nuclear War, Cyberwar, Pandemics, Supervolcanoes, Asteroid Strikes, Out-Of-Control A.I., and Other Unpleasantries Could Do to Us. (Paperback)
Barrett Ron; Jim Parry
R431 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R78 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From best-selling author and illustrator Ron Barrett, who forecasted the weather in the classic picture book, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, now predicts how--thanks to climate change and other unpleasantries--the world will end! With research and really scary text by Jim Parry, The Top Ten As We Hit Bottom is a darkly humorous collection of "Top Ten" lists that highlights the predicament global warming and other impending catastrophes have put us into. Though some might call these lists "fake news" (we're looking at you, Donald), these lists are compiled and culled from the world's most credible authorities like NASA, the UN, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. But coupled with darkly humorous illustrations, you'll be laughing your way all the way down in our race toward the bottom! Here are some Top 10 lists to whet your appetite for Earth's impending doom: "Top 10 species we'll lose to climate change" "Top 10 avalanches mostly caused by global warming" "Top 10 climate change deniers" "Top 10 times we almost had a nuclear war," "Top 10 things that will happen when the Yellowstone Supervolcano erupts," "Top 10 ways to try to stop an asteroid," "Top 10 signs that the earth is about to be swallowed by a black hole," "Top 10 ways a particle accelerator mishap could destroy the world," "Top 10 end-of-world cults you can join now." And many more!

The Olympic Games Explained - A Student Guide to the Evolution of the Modern Olympic Games (Paperback, New): Jim Parry, Vassil... The Olympic Games Explained - A Student Guide to the Evolution of the Modern Olympic Games (Paperback, New)
Jim Parry, Vassil Girginov
R1,078 Discovery Miles 10 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An awesome festival of sporting excellence and competition, the Olympic Games have now evolved into a major international event with great cultural, political, economic and social importance.

The Olympic Games Explained is an introductory guide to the history and meaning of the four-yearly phenomenon that is the modern Olympic Games. The book provides a comprehensive overview of 'Olympism' from its Ancient Greek origins through the beginnings of the International Olympic Committee to the global Olympic Movement in the twenty-first century.

Each chapter offers a range of study tasks and review questions to help students develop their understanding of key concepts in Olympic studies.

Body Ecology and Emersive Leisure (Hardcover): Bernard Andrieu, Jim Parry, Alessandro Porrovecchio, Olivier Sirost Body Ecology and Emersive Leisure (Hardcover)
Bernard Andrieu, Jim Parry, Alessandro Porrovecchio, Olivier Sirost
R3,220 Discovery Miles 32 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The emerging field of body ecology offers fresh insights into how the body engages with its surrounding environment through consciousness, perception, knowledge and emotion. In this groundbreaking collection, leading scholars of sport, leisure and philosophy draw on research on topics as diverse as surfing, freediving, slacklining, parkour, bodybuilding, dance and circus arts to flesh out the concept of body ecology and its potential for helping us understand our connection with the world around us. Touching on theories of subjectivity, embodiment, pleasure and play, this book explores different approaches to studying body ecology as a way of conceptualising the experience of being immersed in nature, in the elements and in one's own body through the power of awareness. An experience becomes emersive when it involves the production of new emotions in the body: emersion is the activation of what is living within the body itself. Shedding new light on the possibilities of physical cultural studies, Body Ecology and Emersive Leisure is fascinating reading for all students and scholars with an interest in sport, leisure, philosophy and the body.

Theology, Ethics and Transcendence in Sports (Paperback): Jim Parry, Mark Nesti, Nick Watson Theology, Ethics and Transcendence in Sports (Paperback)
Jim Parry, Mark Nesti, Nick Watson
R974 Discovery Miles 9 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides an inter-disciplinary examination of the relationship between sport, spirituality and religion. It covers a wide-range of topics, such as prayer and sport, religious and spiritual perspectives on athletic identity and 'flow' in sport, theological analysis of genetic performance enhancement technologies, sectarianism in Scottish football, a spiritual understanding of sport psychology consultancy in English premiership soccer and how Zen may be useful in sports performance and participation. As modern sport is often intertwined with commercial and political agendas, this book also provides an important corrective to the "win at all costs" culture of modern sport, which cannot always be fully understood through secular ethical inquiry. This is a unique and important addition to the current literature for a wide-range of fields including theology and religious studies, psychology, health studies, ethics and sports studies.

Experiential Learning and Outdoor Education - Traditions of practice and philosophical perspectives (Hardcover): Jim Parry,... Experiential Learning and Outdoor Education - Traditions of practice and philosophical perspectives (Hardcover)
Jim Parry, Pete Allison
R1,256 Discovery Miles 12 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book adds to the theoretical development of the emerging fields of experiential learning and outdoor education by examining the central concept, 'experience', and interrogating a central claim of experiential learning: whether, and if so how, a short-term singular experience can transform a participant's life as a whole and in a permanent way. While such a possibility has been corroborated by the personal testimonies of participants, and the activities of instructors over many years, the book argues that we must go beyond this kind of 'evidence'. In comparing Anglophone and continental approaches and drawing on the work of Dewey, Dilthey and Merleau-Ponty in the philosophy of experience, Experiential Learning and Outdoor Education presents the first detailed review of the concept of 'experience' in European philosophy, as applied to outdoor experiential learning. A vital insight into the field, this is important reading for students and researchers working in the philosophy of sport, and pedagogical theory, especially in areas relating to the outdoors, but also to experiential education more generally.

Body Ecology and Emersive Leisure (Paperback): Bernard Andrieu, Jim Parry, Alessandro Porrovecchio, Olivier Sirost Body Ecology and Emersive Leisure (Paperback)
Bernard Andrieu, Jim Parry, Alessandro Porrovecchio, Olivier Sirost
R1,047 Discovery Miles 10 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The emerging field of body ecology offers fresh insights into how the body engages with its surrounding environment through consciousness, perception, knowledge and emotion. In this groundbreaking collection, leading scholars of sport, leisure and philosophy draw on research on topics as diverse as surfing, freediving, slacklining, parkour, bodybuilding, dance and circus arts to flesh out the concept of body ecology and its potential for helping us understand our connection with the world around us. Touching on theories of subjectivity, embodiment, pleasure and play, this book explores different approaches to studying body ecology as a way of conceptualising the experience of being immersed in nature, in the elements and in one's own body through the power of awareness. An experience becomes emersive when it involves the production of new emotions in the body: emersion is the activation of what is living within the body itself. Shedding new light on the possibilities of physical cultural studies, Body Ecology and Emersive Leisure is fascinating reading for all students and scholars with an interest in sport, leisure, philosophy and the body.

Olympic Ethics and Philosophy (Paperback): Mike McNamee, Jim Parry Olympic Ethics and Philosophy (Paperback)
Mike McNamee, Jim Parry
R1,068 Discovery Miles 10 680 Out of stock

This book contains an international collection of essays by leading philosophers of sport on the ethics and philosophy of the Olympic Games. The essays consider a range of topics including critical reflections on nationalism and internationalism within the Olympic movement, sexism in Olympic marketing and sponsorship, the preservation and corruption of Olympism, the underlying ideology of the Olympic Games, the inequalities of perception in ability and disability as it informs our understanding of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and comparisons between ancient and modern interpretations of the meaning and significance of the Olympic Games. This book will be of interest to historians, philosophers, and sociologists of sports, as well as to the sporting public who simply want to know more about the grounding ideas behind the greatest show on earth.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

Ethics and Governance in Sport - The Future of Sport Imagined (Hardcover): Yves Vanden Auweele, Elaine Cook, Jim Parry Ethics and Governance in Sport - The Future of Sport Imagined (Hardcover)
Yves Vanden Auweele, Elaine Cook, Jim Parry
R3,377 Discovery Miles 33 770 Out of stock

What is, or what should be, the function of sport in a globalized, commercialized world? Why does sport matter in the 21st century? In Ethics and Governance in Sport: the future of sport imagined, an ensemble of leading international experts from across the fields of sport management and ethics calls for a new model of sport that goes beyond the traditional view that sport automatically encourages positive physical, psychological, social, moral and political values. Acknowledging that sport is beset by poor practice, corruption, and harmful behaviors, it explores current issues in sport ethics, governance and development, considering how good governance and the positive potentials of sport can be implemented in a globalized sporting landscape. Ethics and Governance in Sport suggests a future model of sport governance based on well substantiated projections, and argues that identifying the root causes of harmful behavior, those things that are characteristic of sport, and engaging sport managers, policy makers and leaders of sport organizations, is essential if sport is to thrive. The book's interdisciplinary examination of sport, encompassing philosophy, sociology, economics, management and sport development, and its forward-looking approach makes it important reading for advanced students, researchers and policy makers with an interest in the place and development of modern sport. Its clear messages invite self-reflection and discussion, especially within sports organizations.

Ethics and Governance in Sport - The future of sport imagined (Paperback): Yves Vanden Auweele, Elaine Cook, Jim Parry Ethics and Governance in Sport - The future of sport imagined (Paperback)
Yves Vanden Auweele, Elaine Cook, Jim Parry
R1,119 Discovery Miles 11 190 Out of stock

What is, or what should be, the function of sport in a globalized, commercialized world? Why does sport matter in the 21st century? In Ethics and Governance in Sport: the future of sport imagined, an ensemble of leading international experts from across the fields of sport management and ethics calls for a new model of sport that goes beyond the traditional view that sport automatically encourages positive physical, psychological, social, moral and political values. Acknowledging that sport is beset by poor practice, corruption, and harmful behaviors, it explores current issues in sport ethics, governance and development, considering how good governance and the positive potentials of sport can be implemented in a globalized sporting landscape. Ethics and Governance in Sport suggests a future model of sport governance based on well substantiated projections, and argues that identifying the root causes of harmful behavior, those things that are characteristic of sport, and engaging sport managers, policy makers and leaders of sport organizations, is essential if sport is to thrive. The book's interdisciplinary examination of sport, encompassing philosophy, sociology, economics, management and sport development, and its forward-looking approach makes it important reading for advanced students, researchers and policy makers with an interest in the place and development of modern sport. Its clear messages invite self-reflection and discussion, especially within sports organizations.

Olympic Ethics and Philosophy (Hardcover): Mike McNamee, Jim Parry Olympic Ethics and Philosophy (Hardcover)
Mike McNamee, Jim Parry
R3,248 Discovery Miles 32 480 Out of stock

This book contains an international collection of essays by leading philosophers of sport on the ethics and philosophy of the Olympic Games. The essays consider a range of topics including critical reflections on nationalism and internationalism within the Olympic movement, sexism in Olympic marketing and sponsorship, the preservation and corruption of Olympism, the underlying ideology of the Olympic Games, the inequalities of perception in ability and disability as it informs our understanding of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and comparisons between ancient and modern interpretations of the meaning and significance of the Olympic Games. This book will be of interest to historians, philosophers, and sociologists of sports, as well as to the sporting public who simply want to know more about the grounding ideas behind the greatest show on earth. This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

Phenomenological Approaches to Sport (Hardcover): Irena Martinkova, Jim Parry Phenomenological Approaches to Sport (Hardcover)
Irena Martinkova, Jim Parry
R3,243 Discovery Miles 32 430 Out of stock

The study of sport is often thought of simply in terms of the sport sciences. This book explains how a phenomenological approach is capable of revealing the nature and meanings of sport in ways that are beyond the reach of the sciences and how the very concepts required by sport science stand in need of philosophical explanation. The book has a 'didactic' intention, seeking to present and discuss ideas and tools developed in the phenomenological tradition in order to illuminate issues in sport, in such a way as to be understandable for those without any previous knowledge or background. There are clear and straightforward accounts of the ideas of central thinkers, such as Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Patocka, and applications of central ideas to the analysis of particular issues, such as the nature of risk sports, the feint in football, the problem of the instant replay, the role of the sport psychologist, the idea of 'bodily perception', and the concept of 'transhumanism' in relation to performance enhancement. This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

Phenomenological Approaches to Sport (Paperback): Irena Martinkova, Jim Parry Phenomenological Approaches to Sport (Paperback)
Irena Martinkova, Jim Parry
R1,224 Discovery Miles 12 240 Out of stock

The study of sport is often thought of simply in terms of the sport sciences. This book explains how a phenomenological approach is capable of revealing the nature and meanings of sport in ways that are beyond the reach of the sciences and how the very concepts required by sport science stand in need of philosophical explanation. The book has a 'didactic' intention, seeking to present and discuss ideas and tools developed in the phenomenological tradition in order to illuminate issues in sport, in such a way as to be understandable for those without any previous knowledge or background. There are clear and straightforward accounts of the ideas of central thinkers, such as Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Patocka, and applications of central ideas to the analysis of particular issues, such as the nature of risk sports, the feint in football, the problem of the instant replay, the role of the sport psychologist, the idea of 'bodily perception', and the concept of 'transhumanism' in relation to performance enhancement. This book was originally published as a special issue of Sport, Ethics and Philosophy.

Sport and Spirituality - An Introduction (Paperback, New edition): Jim Parry, Simon Robinson, Nick Watson, Mark Nesti Sport and Spirituality - An Introduction (Paperback, New edition)
Jim Parry, Simon Robinson, Nick Watson, Mark Nesti
R1,344 Discovery Miles 13 440 Out of stock

Sport and Exercise Science can measure many aspects of human performance but the spiritual dimensions of sport experience are less easily quantifiable. The spiritual experience of sport - be it described as 'flow', 'transcendence' or simply deep personal satisfaction - is central both to achieving success and to our basic motivation to take part in sports.

Exploring these human aspects of the sport experience through the perspectives of sport psychology, philosophy, ethics and religious studies, this valuable and broad-ranging text includes:

  • introduction to Spirituality in the postmodern era
  • spirituality, health and wellbeing
  • theistic and atheistic perspectives on sport and the spiritual
  • nature and transcendence - the mystical and sublime in outdoor sport
  • sport and the Existential - applied sport psychology
  • suffering and Destiny - spiritual perspectives on pain and mental toughness
  • sport and the Virtues - ethical and moral development in the spirit of the game
  • the Olympics - de Coubertin's religion of athletics.

Written by leading authors in the field, this groundbreaking and provocative text is likely to inspire much debate, making it the excellent choice for students of sport studies, sports coaching, sport and health psychology. It is also essential reading for those interested in the preparation, performance and wellbeing of athletes.

Theology, Ethics and Transcendence in Sports (Hardcover): Jim Parry, Mark Nesti, Nick Watson Theology, Ethics and Transcendence in Sports (Hardcover)
Jim Parry, Mark Nesti, Nick Watson
R3,376 Discovery Miles 33 760 Out of stock

This book provides an inter-disciplinary examination of the relationship between sport, spirituality and religion. It covers a wide-range of topics, such as prayer and sport, religious and spiritual perspectives on athletic identity and ?flow? in sport, theological analysis of genetic performance enhancement technologies, sectarianism in Scottish football, a spiritual understanding of sport psychology consultancy in English premiership soccer and how Zen may be useful in sports performance and participation. As modern sport is often intertwined with commercial and political agendas, this book also provides an important corrective to the ?win at all costs? culture of modern sport, which cannot always be fully understood through secular ethical inquiry. This is a unique and important addition to the current literature for a wide-range of fields including theology and religious studies, psychology, health studies, ethics and sports studies.

The Olympic Games Explained - A Student Guide to the Evolution of the Modern Olympic Games (Hardcover): Jim Parry, Vassil... The Olympic Games Explained - A Student Guide to the Evolution of the Modern Olympic Games (Hardcover)
Jim Parry, Vassil Girginov
R3,121 Discovery Miles 31 210 Out of stock

The Olympic Games Explained represents a comprehensive introduction to the central themes and background of the modern Games. This includes a consideration of ancient games, the modern revival at the end of the 19th Century and the progressive development of the Games throughout the 20th Century. The text considers a range of topics including: - The Ancient Olympics - The Media and the Olympics - Olympic Marketing and Sponsorship This Multidisciplinary text will seek to incorporate the theme of Olympism into other subject areas such as geography, history, art, media and business studies and draws specifically from the rich historical contribution of Britain to the Olympic movement. In order to enhance students learning experiences, the book will be complemented by a dedicated website offering access to unique archive and other document sources. this book aims to bring to its audience the best Olympic educational expertise available.

Sport and Spirituality - An Introduction (Hardcover): Jim Parry, Simon Robinson, Nick Watson, Mark Nesti Sport and Spirituality - An Introduction (Hardcover)
Jim Parry, Simon Robinson, Nick Watson, Mark Nesti
R3,909 Discovery Miles 39 090 Out of stock

Sport and Exercise Science can measure many aspects of human performance but the spiritual dimensions of sport experience are less easily quantifiable. The spiritual experience of sport - be it described as 'flow', 'transcendence' or simply deep personal satisfaction - is central both to achieving success and to our basic motivation to take part in sports.

Exploring these human aspects of the sport experience through the perspectives of sport psychology, philosophy, ethics and religious studies, this valuable and broad-ranging text includes:

  • introduction to Spirituality in the postmodern era
  • spirituality, health and wellbeing
  • theistic and atheistic perspectives on sport and the spiritual
  • nature and transcendence - the mystical and sublime in outdoor sport
  • sport and the Existential - applied sport psychology
  • suffering and Destiny - spiritual perspectives on pain and mental toughness
  • sport and the Virtues - ethical and moral development in the spirit of the game
  • the Olympics - de Coubertin's religion of athletics.

Written by leading authors in the field, this groundbreaking and provocative text is likely to inspire much debate, making it the excellent choice for students of sport studies, sports coaching, sport and health psychology. It is also essential reading for those interested in the preparation, performance and wellbeing of athletes.

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