Inside Sports, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615308202
  • ISBN-13: 9781615308200
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 12th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Synthesizing strategy and grace, athletic activity is much more than an exhibition of physical dexterity or a battle of brawn. From schoolyard scrimmages to professional-level championship tournaments, competition thrives alongside camaraderie, as teams seek to defend the pride of their home turf. Inspiring the deep-seated passions of both players and fans alike, the games of baseball, basketball, football, and soccer have encouraged professional athletes to defy physical and social boundaries, elevating their franchises to international renown. These exciting volumes examine the evolution of these four sports and the journeys of their most exceptional players.

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Inside Sports: Baseball and Its Greatest Players  (ISBN-10: 1615305599 | ISBN-13: 9781615305599)

Perhaps the most iconic representation of Americana, baseball captured the hearts of the American public when it first gained traction around the country in the mid-19th century. The sport continues to enthrall audiences both in the United States and around the world through informal games, regional associations, and at the professional level. This volume introduces readers to the history of a sport that in many ways is inextricably tied to the American ethos and surveys the lives of some of its key professional players.

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Inside Sports: Basketball and Its Greatest Players  (ISBN-10: 1615305580 | ISBN-13: 9781615305582)

Drawing crowds for its displays of both raw athleticism and spectacular showmanship, basketball has become one of the most exciting spectator sports in the United States, as well as the world. Players renowned for their maneuverability and skill—“Air” Jordan and his classic acrobatic moves, for instance—have intensified the level of competition in professional leagues and inspired everyday fans to “shoot hoops” in friendly games. This engaging volume examines the history and evolution of basketball and some of its most influential players.

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Inside Sports: Football and Its Greatest Players  (ISBN-10: 1615305602 | ISBN-13: 9781615305605)

Anyone who has experienced the thrill of watching his or her team win on Super Bowl Sunday will recognize the exhilaration that the game of football generates. Gridiron football is a complex game that demands both tactical ability and physical skill. This enthralling volume outlines the history and rules of American football, chronicles the rise of some of its greatest players, and illustrates how the game has become such a beloved cultural phenomenon.

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Inside Sports: Soccer and Its Greatest Players  (ISBN-10: 1615305653 | ISBN-13: 9781615305650)

With a following that remains unmatched by any other sport, soccer has commanded the loyalties of peoples of all backgrounds around the world, stirring the passions of all. National associations in countries across the globe have encouraged the emergence of numerous skilled players and advanced the level of competition and skill in the game, as is often demonstrated in each World Cup. The history, rules, and prominent players of this beloved sport are all examined in this exuberant volume.

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