Soccer (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

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Be an eyewitness to the world's I favorite sport, and find out about star players, fancy footwork, and the history of this "beautiful game."

Examines all aspects of the game of soccer: its history, rules, techniques, tactics, equipment, playing fields, competitive play, and more.

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Overview

Be an eyewitness to the world's I favorite sport, and find out about star players, fancy footwork, and the history of this "beautiful game."

Examines all aspects of the game of soccer: its history, rules, techniques, tactics, equipment, playing fields, competitive play, and more.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This fabulous book is "everything you ever wanted to know about soccer" in illustrated form. Young and old soccer fans alike will find the myriad of photos, both contemporary and historical, a treat. Every facet of the sport, beginning with a history, is dealt with, and includes rules, skills, players, equipment, the field, as well as famous players and teams, and so on. The layout is visually appealing. However, some text is so finely printed that it is a challenge to read. Overall, the book is a veritable encyclopedia of soccer which will thrill any serious player or fan. An index is included. 2000, Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Ages 5 to adult, $15.95. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger
School Library Journal
Gr 3-7-From its origins to the latest World Cup finals, Hornby covers the history of the sport. Brief discussions of such topics as shoes, uniforms, equipment, and the evolution of the rules are also included. Like other "Eyewitness" titles, the pages are jam-packed with trivia illustrated by numerous full-color photographs of players and memorabilia that will please fans. However, despite a picture of Mia Hamm on the cover, only men are discussed in the sections on famous teams and players and a mere five paragraphs in the entire book reference women. While Gary Lineker's Soccer (2000) or The Young Soccer Player (1994, both DK) focus on the skills and basic rules, Hornby vividly captures the legacy of the sport. His book may not be used as frequently as those describing soccer skills and drills, but it will find a place for those wanting to trace the history of the sport.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756662943
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/19/2010
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 636,282
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

The global game 6

History of soccer 8

Laws of the game 10

The referee 12

The field 14

Soccer skills 16

The goalkeeper 18

Tactics 20

Injury time 22

Soccer balls 24

Soccer cleats 26

Soccer outfits 28

Accessories 30

Famous players 32

Medals and caps 36

Famous clubs 38

The fans 40

Game day 42

The stadium 44

The World Cup 46

Cups and trophies 50

Playing the game 52

Memorabilia 54

The business of soccer 56

The science of soccer 58

Did you know? 60

Who's who? 62

World Cup wonders 64

Soccer playing nations 66

Find out more 68

Glossary 70

Index 72

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