Published by DK Children
Total Sports is the ultimate guide to the world's sports, from the best-known to the most obscure. The book showcases the different sports by grouping them into categories, such as team sports, target sports, and athletics. Dynamic photography brings the subject to life, and works together with clear explanations and artworks to describe fields of play, equipment and clothing, teams and players, rules and tactics, key techniques, and common terms.
To put the sports into context Total Sports outlines the geographical range, history, and major competitions for each sport. Fact boxes highlight key information including star profiles, record-breakers, and top tens, as well as the weirdest facts, bizarrest moments, and sport's most colorful characters. The book breaks down into thematic chapters, each on group of related sports, such as racket sports, combat sports, and extreme sports.
A special section on the Olympic and Paralympic Games, looks at their history, from the early Greek games right up to the present day. All 33 Olympic sports are clearly identified and explained on the spreads, making Sports the must-have title in the run up to the 2012 Olympics.
8 Athletics: Sprints, Javelin, Triathlon
18 Gymnastics: Rings, Vault, Trampolining
26 Team sports: Football, Pesapällo, Hurling
38 Racket sports: Tennis, Badminton, Jianzi
46 Combat sports: Wrestling, Fencing, Judo
54 Water sports: Rowing, Surfing, Diving
66 Winter sports: Ski jumping, Luge, Figure skating
78 Target sports: Golf, Archery, Snooker
90 Sports on wheels: BMX, Track cycling, Skateboarding
96 Motor sports: Formula One, Rallying, Powerboat racing
108 Animal sports: Show jumping, Rodeo, Polo
116 Extreme sports: Parkour, Skydiving, Whitewater rafting
126 Olympic games
134 Paralympic games
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