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The Encyclopedia of Figure Skating
     

The Encyclopedia of Figure Skating

by John Malone
 
A complete reference to figure skating covers its history, rules, definitions of terms, descriptions of all required movements and figures, and biographical entries on all important participants in the sport from the 1880s to today. From the axel to the camel to the death spiral, from Tenley Albright to Nancy Kerrigan, this is a must-read for any fan of this

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A complete reference to figure skating covers its history, rules, definitions of terms, descriptions of all required movements and figures, and biographical entries on all important participants in the sport from the 1880s to today. From the axel to the camel to the death spiral, from Tenley Albright to Nancy Kerrigan, this is a must-read for any fan of this increasingly popular sport. Index. 55 photos. 10 line drawings.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
2016-06-23
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Library Journal
The lively entries in this encyclopedia reflect Malone's longtime interest in figure skating. Though the technical material is well executed, the biographies form the book's core. Malone profiles all World and Olympic medalist skaters, starting in 1896, and all U.S. medalists starting with the first U.S. Figure Skating championships in 1914. He is particularly good at using personal anecdotes to bring alive the skating personalities who have dominated the last half of the 20th century. While some of the major stars have been profiled in general sports encyclopedias, this is the only recent work to cover the less well known talents. Essential where there is a strong interest in winter sports and a desirable addition to any sports collection.Terry Jo Madden, Boise State Univ. Lib., Id.
Booknews
An illustrated encyclopedia of key competitors, concepts, and milestones in figure skating. Biographical entries on skaters include birth and death dates, career histories, and b&w photos. Other entries describe the history of major branches of competition, figure skating forms, scoring systems, and skating costumes. Includes lists of US Championships medalists 1914-1996, World Championships medalists 1896- 1996, and Winter Olympic Games medalists 1908-1994. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816032235
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Pages:
264

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