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By Stephen, M.D. Bezruchka

ISBN-10: 089886402X

ISBN-13: 9780898864021

Most folk would not think carefully approximately occasional complications, lack of urge for food, or drowsiness. yet at excessive altitudes they don't seem to be to be neglected. they're early signs of altitude disease, a probably lethal imbalance which can have an effect on hikers, skiers, mountain climbers, and somebody touring above 7,000 toes (2,000 meters). This publication enables you to realize and reply to altitude sickness. In an easy-to-use layout, it describes the acclimatization method and what can get it wrong, after which provides uncomplicated tools of analysis and remedy. It additionally addresses people with pre-existing medical conditions, and offers functional details on getting ready for and adapting to altitude. With case experiences and necessary tables, Altitude disease is needed packing for someone heading to excessive nation.

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All can participate and start, but only one emerges as winner. Vince Lombardi’s famous dictum that “winning is not everything, but the only thing” comes closer to being a superb characterization of the essential quality of modern sports than he likely cared to realize. One of the most interesting analyses of culture in political sociology focuses on culture’s retarding nature, on its “stickiness,” particularly in relation to the perceived innovative impulses of the economy and the allegedly progressive tendencies of technology.

Teams are modern complex entities that exhibit “organic solidarity” in the best Durkheimian sense, meaning that the entity itself is far more important and lasting than any individual in it (no matter how prominent the individual). Additionally, individual sports do not exact solidarity in the act of performing, in the process of production. They are thus of a less complex and modern order than team sports. To cite Durkheim once again, individual sports remain stuck in the world of “mechanical solidarity” in which the collective is incidental.

Then again, it confirms the book’s main thesis: that hegemonic sports cultures are very “sticky” and “path dependent” and cannot be acquired through intellect but only through emotion and identity, which is what ultimately sustains them in a historically lasting way. An understanding of them on an intellectual level is simply not deep enough for this to occur. I am grateful to the United States Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, New York; to Major League Soccer (MLS) in New York City; and to the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in Zurich for their readiness to supply us with materials and to answer our many questions.

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