Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity, Third Edition 3rd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0736076135
ISBN-10: 0736076131
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About the Author

Shirl J. Hoffman, EdD, is a professor of exercise and sport science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he served as department head for 10 years. He has served at all levels of education: as an elementary physical education teacher, a college-level coach, and professor in both research university and liberal arts college settings.

Hoffman has published extensively on a variety of topics, including sport philosophy and ethics, evangelicalism and religion in sport, sociology of sport, and motor learning and performance. He also has been a frequent commentator on problems in kinesiology and higher education. His publications have appeared in a range of journals, including Quest; Chronicle for Physical Education in Higher Education; Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport; Journal of Motor Behavior, Perceptual, and Motor Skills; Arete: The Journal of Sports Literature; The Journal of Philosophy of Sport; Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance; and Nebraska Humanist.

Hoffman is a fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education and is a member of the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education. He was named Distinguished Scholar 2001 by the latter organization.

Hoffman and his wife, Claude, reside in Greensboro, North Carolina. He enjoys walking, swimming, and golfing.

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Product Details

  • Series: Introduction to Kinesiology: Studying Physical Activity
  • Hardcover: 568 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; 3rd edition (November 12, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736076131
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736076135
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #399,302 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Isaac on February 19, 2014
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Came promptly, and came in excellent condition! An very easy read and is a very informative book that lets you explore the new world of kinesiology!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hanna on October 2, 2013
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Awesome school book! Its informative and factual without being boring. I'll be keeping it as a referance book for my career.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Megan Miller on March 8, 2013
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This book laid out all of the basics to kinesiology in a very nice way. Being new to the subject, I enjoyed the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By luis martinez on April 29, 2013
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it really help me on my projescts and made me pass the class. thanks
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By LizzieB on September 7, 2012
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I ordered this book for school and was nervous about doing it online. It can brand new like it said and I ordered two day delivery and was sent on time :) Very happy would highly recommend.
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By David Garcia on February 6, 2014
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It provided a good amount of information needed fro my kinesiology class and it was a good book. The price was great too compared to my campus bookstore.
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I loved reading this book!! It was cool and plenty of interesting things to read about, if you are just as much interested in Kinesiology as I am.
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