Steroids and Doping in Sports: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)

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Emphasizing the controversy over performance-enhancing drugs in sports today, this book examines all aspects of steroid use on the human body across history, from ancient China and India to modern-day professional athletics. * Provides an extensive history on the use of performance enhancing drugs in athletics and sports, as well as in everyday life, from ancient civilizations to the present day * Spotlights the current controversy regarding whether steroids should be permitted in sports competition * Presents an in-depth discussion of potential health and psychological effects of steroid use, and identifies the pro and con arguments concerning steroid use in sports, athletics, and other settings * Derives information from source documents on laws and court cases as well as reports on steroid use

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"This book, part of the Contemporary World Issues series, is an effective, manageable, and well-documented handbook for both quick reference and more thorough, thoughtful examination of the contentious and still timely topic of performance-enhancing drugs and sports. . . . Overall, a valuable resource, providing succinct overviews, current references, handy reprints, and balanced viewpoints. . . . Highly recommended." - Choice

"This new addition to ABC-CLIO's Contemporary World Issues series offers readers an overview of the health and ethical issues facing athletes and sports officials. . . . This is a useful resource for anyone seeking an introduction to the issue of athletic doping." - Booklist

"Secondary and higher education students as well as the public will benefit from this authoritative volume. All libraries need Newton's latest work on their shelves." - ARBA

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David E. Newton is the author of more than 400 textbooks, encyclopedias, workbooks, and other educational materials, primarily in the field of science and math.

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