Sports in America: Recreation, Business, Education, & Controversy, 2016 Edition

  • Series Name: Information Plus Reference Series
  • Stephen Meyer
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  • ISBN-10: 1573026700
  • ISBN-13: 9781573026703
  • DDC: 796.0973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • Shipping Weight: .82 lbs ( .37 kgs)
  • 158 Pages | Print | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2012
  • © 2016 | Published
  • Newer Edition Available



Information Plus: Sports provides users with up-to-date statistics and information from numerous authoritative resources all in one volume. The text provides clear and comprehensive summary of the data, which is also vividly illustrated through tables, charts, and graphs.

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  • Materials, including tables and statistics, are fully updated and include the most up-to-date research, legislation, and more on the subject.
  • Tables, charts, and graphs vividly illustrate the facts and figures.
  • Resources section and directory of important organizations (including key email addresses and Web site URLs) that offer the best avenues for continued research.
  • Updated statistical information.

What's New

  • Discussions of key topics and subtopics.

Table of Contents

1. Sports in American Society: An Overview.
2. Sports Participation and Attendance.
3. Sports and the Media.
4. Professional Sports Teams.
5. Other Professional Sports.
6. College, High School, and Youth Sports.
7. The Olympics.
8. Sports and Health.
9. Performance-Enhancing Drugs.
10. Sports and Gambling.
Important Names and Addresses.