DK Eyewitness Books: Sports
(DK Children, Sept. 5, 2005)
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 development of each game, its most exciting features, and the special skills needed by the players. See the inside of a baseball, how tennis rackets have changed in the last 100 years, how soccer balls are made, which judo belt ranks higher than a black belt, and the difference between snooker and pool. Learn what a modern running track is made of, which sport was first played inside a prison, what kind of feathers are used to make shuttlecocks, and much, much more! Discover the world of sports in close-up: the history, rules, equipment, and techniques used by both amateurs and professionals.The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.