The Sports Book

The Sports Book

by DK Publishing


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Fully updated with the latest statistics and world records, The Sports Book is packed with comprehensive details for more than 200 different sports, from baseball to hockey, jujitsu to cross-country skiing, and water polo to gymnastics. This invaluable reference also includes an extensive Olympics section covering the Paralympics, London 2012, and a look forward to Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780594680239
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 09/16/2013
Pages: 456
Sales rank: 594,160
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.60(d)

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DK Publishing is world renowned for its distinctive, highly visual books that inform, inspire, and entertain readers of all ages.

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The Sports Book 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Learned_Professor More than 1 year ago
If you own this book, you will never need to look up a sport on Wikipedia ever again. It includes all of the more popular sports: soccer, baseball, basketball, etc., but it also contains the very obscure: pétanque, Eton Fives, sepak takraw. The book is divided into sections like winter sports, water sports, team sports, racquet sports, etc., which makes referring back to any sport easy. History, rules, and regulations are explained fully and in simple language, with very few, if any, gaps in information. The Olympic section is quite useful as a general overview but does not have sufficient information for someone, say, writing a report on a specific Olympiad. Overall, The Sports Book is useful and entertaining. It can be read as needed as a reference book, or from cover to cover. I would say it's a necessary addition to any personal library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
wow, I needed a chill pill after this because there are a lot info.
Any sport you can think of it is in this book. And there is a Olympic section too. Where it tells you every Olympic from Paris to Torino.

It is a great book!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best Sports book in years!! It taught me everything I ever needed to know about every sport! I recommend it to ever Sports fan or not. You will enjoy more than a TV!
zimbawilson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When you are flipping thru the TV and come across a guy wielding fat headed hockey stick and smacking a small white ball towards a small netted goal with two white pipes sticking up from it and you wonder, "What the hell sport am I watching?" this is the book that can tell you. From Hurling to Curling and every sport in between this book gives a brief overview of each. While not all inclusive, it gives just enough with diagrams and illustrations covering the rules, etc. to get you thru the game you just discovered.
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