AS Level Textbook

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Nelson Thornes, 2000 - Education - 226 pages
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A key text for all AS-level courses in PE and Sport, this updated version has a complete coverage of subject areas for the Edexcel, OCR and AQA specifications. With colour photographs and illustrations of anatomy and physiology, regular exercises to reinforce understanding and opportunities for structured revision, the book covers all course requirements. It is written by current examiners and teachers.
 

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Contents

Revision guides
1
Anatomy biomechanics and physiology 1
16
structure function and control
27
The mechanics of movement
39
Structure and function of the heart
47
Structure and function of the vascular system
59
The respiratory system
67
Further reading
77
Physical and outdoor education
145
The organisation of European sport and global games
161
Sport in society and the pursuit of excellence
171
Factors affecting participation in sport
183
Deviance in sport
189
Further reading
197
Skill acquisition
206
Index
219

Further reading
126
The origins and study of sport
133

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