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The Sports Book Hardcover – October 29, 2007
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It's not bad, but it could be a lot better. If you're looking to get a very cursory overview of lots of sports, and maybe learn about a few you never knew existed, this is a great book. But if you want in-depth details, you're going to be very disappointed.
The book is also littered with grammatical errors (if I see another incorrect usage of "due to," I think I'll scream) ... don't publishers hire copy editors anymore? And then there are the little details that the publisher didn't get right in the graphics. For example, the rugby pitch is shown as being 100 meters long, from dead-ball line to dead-ball line. The text directly above it correctly states that it's 100 meters from try line to try line. A page earlier, an illustration of a Canadian football field lists it as being 150 yards long to the back of each end zone ... which is right, but the graphic shows the center of the field as being the 50-yard line, not the 55.
It's the little details like these that make me suspicious about the accuracy in describing the sports I know nothing about.
Too bad. A project like this held a lot of promise.
It starts off with the Olympics
Ch. 1 - Athletics
Ch. 2 - Gymnastics
Ch. 3 - Team Sports
Ch. 4 - Racket Sports
Ch. 5 - Combat Sports
Ch. 6 - Water Sports
Ch. 7 - Winter Sports
Ch. 8 - Target Sports
Ch. 9 - Sports on Wheels
Ch. 10 - Motor Sports
Ch. 11 - Animal Sports
Ch. 12 - Extreme Sports
Very cool! Great index on the "look inside" feature on Amazon if you want more details on exactly which sports are in each section. Very comprehensive! I was thrilled my nephew loved it so much!
No problem with the order. Arrived on time and was exactly as depicted.
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Great book. My son loves it. Just as described and a great bargain. Thanks!!!Published 6 months ago by mary
I love DK books. this one is a nice addition to the collection. Its not as easy to find what I'm looking for in it as other DK Books. Still nice to have.Published 11 months ago by Evan
I was disappointed in this book. I thought it would be more trivia type stuff. It was a gift and my son said he likes it so that's what counts.Published on February 24, 2014 by S. Replogle