Track Athletics

Paperback
$17.55
BN.com price
(Save 10%)$19.50 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (6) from $11.19   
  • New (3) from $11.19   
  • Used (3) from $17.54   
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
Coming to us from the UK is this "Know Your Sports" series for serious beginning athletes. Unlike many such series, this book includes step-by-step instructions of specific moves and techniques, with accompanying photos (most modeled by proficient teen players in England). The book's first twelve two-page spreads introduce readers to the sport and its history, show a diagram of a 400m outdoor track, and discuss training and drug testing. Following spreads show sprint starts and stress the necessity for a powerful sprinting style, while two sections are devoted to clearing hurdles and mastering changeover skills in relay racing. Other chapters cover middle- and long-distance running, marathons, and world competitions such as the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games. Pages are spacious and neatly designed, while the text is succinct. Players and spectators alike will appreciate a sprinkling of color photos and information about track stars like Australian Cathy Freeman, Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie, and French runner Marie-Jose Perec. Especially interesting is an artist's impression of the 2012 Olympic stadium being built in East London. A final spread lists statistics on records and events as well as a glossary of running terms and some appropriate websites. This series could be helpful for individual runners or used as a supplement in a school sports program. Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781445108001
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)