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Paperback SPORT (DK Eyewitness Books) Book

ISBN: 0789458152

ISBN13: 9780789458155

SPORT (DK Eyewitness Books)

(Part of the DK Eyewitness Books Series)

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Here is an exciting and informative guide to the history and rules of the world's major sports. Superb color photographs of modern and antique sports equipment offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Sports Explained

Tim Hammond has organized the world of sports into sections for Soccer, Football, Rugby, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Basketball, Baseball, Cricket, Tennis, Table Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Racketball, Athletics, Gymnastics, Weightlifting, Boxing, Martial Arts, Fencing, Archery, Shooting, Bowling, Golf, Pool and Snooker. There is truly a sport for everyone. We are not only introduced to how the games are played today, but there is a theme of the sport through the ages. You can see how leather studs were tacked onto the sole in early 20th-century shoes for playing soccer and then they show the interchangeable studs used in shoes today. If you are a soccer fan, then you can read about how soccer balls are made. They even have detailed pictures of how cricket bats are made and a full range of tennis rackets from the 1880s to today. Each section gives you a vocabulary for the sport and there is a special section of "who's who" in sports. The glossary explains names like nunchaku. The index is useful for looking up specific sports fast. ~The Rebecca Review

Great Book for Sports Nuts of all ages

I highly recommend this book for both readerly and non-readerly sport nuts.Eyewitness Sports has provided both my sons, ages 5 and 2, with hours of reading pleasure. It provides pictures of "old" and "new" pieces of sports equipment along with photos of people playing the sports. The text gives enough information that it's interesting to read from the adult point of view, and the pix provide plenty of interest from the non-reader viewpoint.This book is one of very few decent sports picture encyclopedia-type book that I've found for kids. Most of the other sports books, in my experience, focus only on one sport. Eyewitness Sports, however, provides readers (and non-readers) with info and pictures about a wide variety of sports from the vastly popular (basketball, baseball etc) to the vastly not (curling for example). :) My kids love the Eyewitness series of books, and this edition is no exception. I highly recommend it for sports nuts of all ages.
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