Archery for Fun!

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Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.
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Overview

Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Archery has been a human endeavor since prehistoric days. Cave paintings have been found that depict hunters armed with bows and arrows pursuing game. In the Middle Ages, bowmen were critical parts of armies in Europe and Asia. In America, the Plains Indians shone as among the finest mounted archers in recorded history. Now, archery remains a part of daily life for only a relative few human societies. In most instances, archery has become a sport taken up by individuals interested in honing their eye as marksmen and markswomen. This illustrated book provides an introduction to this sport. Brief sections are dedicated to the equipment, the techniques, and the preparation needed by those who may be taking up the sport. Throughout the narrative, illustrations support the key concepts presented. At the conclusion of the book, resources are provided for further and in-depth study. This format is one that will appeal to readers with a potential interest in archery or outdoor sports in general. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756533908
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Series: For Fun Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 708,445
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: IG920L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents


The Basics
Introduction / The Beginning of Archery     4
Looking Back / Archery Makes History     6
The American Continent / Native American Archery     8
Getting Started / Basic Tackle and Targets     10
A Tool for Every Job / Types of Bows     12
To the Point / Varieties of Arrows     14
Extras and Accessories / The Finishing Touch     16
Doing It
Safety / Rules of the Range     18
Fitness / Strength, Endurance, and Flexibility     20
Just Your Size / Measuring Up     22
Clothing / What to Wear     24
Mimicking / Practicing Without Shooting     26
Shooting the Arrow / Whoosh!     28
Improving Your Shot / Practice Makes Perfect     30
Competition / Getting in the Game     32
People, Places, and Fun
Archery Hero / The Legend of Robin Hood     34
The Olympics / Gold Medal Fever     36
Junior Olympic Program / Moving Up!     38
Japanese Archery / Yabusame and Kyudo     40
Timeline / What Happened When?     42
Trivia / Fun Archery Facts     44
Quick Reference Guide / Archery Words to Know     46
Glossary / Other Words to Know     47
Where to LearnMore     47
Index     48
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