The Reduced History of Football

The Reduced History of Football

The Reduced History of Football

The history of world football told in 90 net-bulging episodes The story of football as it's never been told before, this is a cock-eyed compilation of match reports, correspondence, and reminiscences from pundits, commentators, players, officials, and spectators who weren't there but should have been—a Victorian public school headmaster bemoans the advent of soccer; PC Scorey records the altercations at the White Horse Cup Final in his notebook; the Russian linesman has second thoughts about Geoff Hurst's goal; God berates the Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires about Maradona's claims of divine intervention; amd David Beckham's hairdresser provides David Seaman with coiffeur tips in the aftermath of the England's World Cup 2002 exit. The nutmegs, tantrums, and penalty-shoot-outs that have provided the ubiquitous topic of male conversation for generations, are entertainingly evoked here.

The Reduced History of Cats

The Reduced History of Cats

The Reduced History of Cats

This is the somewhat furry story ofnbsp;the aloof but endearing feline companion as it has (perhaps wisely) never been told before. If it catches mice, rides with witches on broomsticks, is worshipped by Ancient Egyptians, has nine lives to use up, scratches the furniture, or licks its bottom in public places,nbsp;they willnbsp;appear in this side-splitting collection. It's enough to make a cat laugh!

The Ankle in Football

The Ankle in Football

The Ankle in Football

This book creates a unique platform that covers main ankle pathologies specifically related with football. Experiences from professional players have been combined with evidence-based medical content from renowned experts in the field to present a comprehensive picture on ankle injuries in football. Worldwide, ankle injuries present a high burden for sports medicine physicians, physiotherapists, players and coaches in and around the football pitch. This book contains updated content for both medical and nonmedical individuals involved with football.

Handbook of Traumatic Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration

Handbook of Traumatic Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration

Handbook of Traumatic Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration

Holbourne’s theory that rotational head movement and shear strains were limiting factors in producing acute parenchymal brain damage was a watershed moment in understanding traumatic brain injury (TBI). Long term effects, and in particular neurodegenerative proteinopathy subsequent to TBI, remain theoretical, notwithstanding the poorly understood ‘punch drunk’ syndrome of the early and mid-20th century, and the 21st century concept of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. This book, the Handbook of Traumatic Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration, has as its theme the marriage between neurodegenerative disease and neurotrauma through TBI surrogates such as sport, military service, and experimental models, and the legitimacy of that marriage. In the 32 contributions included here, this handbook not only explores the deleterious effects of genuine TBI, but also, and more importantly, the relationship between TBI and neurodegeneration. Controversy notwithstanding, there is much to be learned about the biological effects of TBI, substrates for long-term sequelae, the relationship between TBI and diverse neuropsychiatric disorders, and targets for therapy. The overall message to the neuroscience community from these papers may be a cautionary tale. The null hypothesis, that there is no causal relationship between TBI and progressive neurodegenerative disease, appears to be very much in play, and the book will be of interest to all those working in the field.

Individual Income Tax Reduction

Individual Income Tax Reduction

Individual Income Tax Reduction


The World Cup in 100 Objects

The World Cup in 100 Objects

The World Cup in 100 Objects