Ultimate Book of Sports: The Essential Collection of Rules, Stats, and Trivia for Over 250 Sports

Ultimate Book of Sports: The Essential Collection of Rules, Stats, and Trivia for Over 250 Sports

by Scott McNeely, Arthur Mount
     
 

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This ultimate book for the ultimate sports fan extends far beyond classics like tennis and basketball. With the rules of engagement for an outrageous assortment of sports—from jousting and Mongolian wrestling to baseball, cricket, ultimate Frisbee, and caber tossing—this book is a resource and a revelation for sporting types of all stripes. Including

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This ultimate book for the ultimate sports fan extends far beyond classics like tennis and basketball. With the rules of engagement for an outrageous assortment of sports—from jousting and Mongolian wrestling to baseball, cricket, ultimate Frisbee, and caber tossing—this book is a resource and a revelation for sporting types of all stripes. Including extensive sidebars with tips, trivia, and strategy, as well as classic line art and illustrations throughout, this compendium of competitive games is ideal for brushing up on rules and regulations, settling disputes, or finding a new passion.

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"Everyone has an ESPN junkie on his or her shopping list, right? And there's a good chance that those statistic-obsessed, secondhand athletes think they know everything about every kind of physical competition. To which we say, give them Scott McNeely's pocket-sized but immensely detailed Ultimate Book of Sports and watch their egos crumble at the weight of unknown trivia. Unless, of course, your sporty brother's man-cave is already covered with posters of as many Mongolian wrestlers and jousters as NBA stars and Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders."
—Complex.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452110592
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
10/10/2012
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
720,498
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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