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The Resource Sport : a biological, philosophical, and cultural perspective, Jay Schulkin

Sport : a biological, philosophical, and cultural perspective, Jay Schulkin

Label
Sport : a biological, philosophical, and cultural perspective
Title
Sport
Title remainder
a biological, philosophical, and cultural perspective
Statement of responsibility
Jay Schulkin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Olympians of ancient Greece to today's professional athletes, from adult pick-up soccer games to children's gymnastics classes, people at all levels of ability at all times and in all places have engaged in sport. What drives this phenomenon? In Sport, the neuroscientist Jay Schulkin argues that biology and culture do more than coexist when we play sports, they blend together seamlessly, propelling each other toward greater physical and intellectual achievement. To support this claim, Schulkin surveys history, literature, and art and engages the work of philosophers and the latest psychological and sociological research. He connects sport's basic neural requirements, including spatial and temporal awareness, inference, memory, agency, direction, competitive spirit, and endurance, to the demands of other human activities. He affirms sport's natural role as a creative evolutionary catalyst, turning the external play of sports inward and bringing profound insight to the diversion that defines our species. Sport, we learn, is a fundamental part of human life
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schulkin, Jay
Dewey number
613.7
Index
index present
LC call number
RC1235
LC item number
.S394 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 H-394
  • QT 260
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Psychology, Sports
  • Philosophy, Medical
  • Culture
  • Health Behavior
  • Humanwissenschaften
  • Sport
Label
Sport : a biological, philosophical, and cultural perspective, Jay Schulkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The concept of sport -- Sports, brain, body and the world -- Evolution, play and sport -- Genetics, epigenetics and talent -- Regulation, recovery and resilience -- Running and the brain : neurogenesis -- Throwing, swimming and rowing -- Fairness and sports -- Dignity and beauty -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn947817239
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780231176767
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015048090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026553091
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231176767
  • (OCoLC)947817239
Label
Sport : a biological, philosophical, and cultural perspective, Jay Schulkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The concept of sport -- Sports, brain, body and the world -- Evolution, play and sport -- Genetics, epigenetics and talent -- Regulation, recovery and resilience -- Running and the brain : neurogenesis -- Throwing, swimming and rowing -- Fairness and sports -- Dignity and beauty -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn947817239
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780231176767
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015048090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026553091
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231176767
  • (OCoLC)947817239

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