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World of Sport

«exploring sports around the world from a refreshingly international perspective.»

Lucy Bannerman, The Times

There is a whole world of sports to discover!

Which sports were played at the very first Olympic Games?
What do the different colour jerseys mean in the Tour de France?
How on earth do you throw a gumboot?

Everywhere on our planet where people can be found, there are different sports that we love to play and compete in, too. From the very first Olympic Games to the modern version we play today, explore all kinds of sports from around the world, including ball sports, gymnastics, athletics, water sports, extreme sports and so much more! Find out how each sport came to be, where in the world it originated and, most importantly, how to play. Featuring more than 100 adrenaline-pumping sports from every corner of the globe, this book will make you sweaty!

Bursting with colour and fascinating facts, the World of... series looks at what we have in common, and celebrates our differences. Also look out for World of Food.

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There is a whole world of sports to discover!

Which sports were played at the very first Olympic Games?
What do the different colour jerseys mean in the Tour de France?
How on earth do you throw a gumboot?

Everywhere on our planet where people can be found, there are different sports that we love to play and compete in, too. From the very first Olympic Games to the modern version we play today, explore all kinds of sports from around the world, including ball sports, gymnastics, athletics, water sports, extreme sports and so much more! Find out how each sport came to be, where in the world it originated and, most importantly, how to play. Featuring more than 100 adrenaline-pumping sports from every corner of the globe, this book will make you sweaty!

Bursting with colour and fascinating facts, the World of... series looks at what we have in common, and celebrates our differences. Also look out for World of Food.

Detaljer

Forlag
Templar Publishing
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
64
ISBN
9781787416642
Utgivelsesår
2024
Format
29 x 22 cm

Om forfatteren

Lawrence Alexander (Author)
Lawrence Alexander is a freelance journalist and author, writing, over the past 20-odd years, hundreds of articles; for all the broadsheets and over 60 magazines and journals. She specialises in heritage and garden writing; publications to which she has contributed horticultural features include The Daily and Sunday Telegraph, Times Weekend, The Guardian, Independent, FT, Britain, British Heritage, The English Garden, Hortus, Landscape, Garden News, Country Life and Homes & Gardens. She is a columnist for British Heritage Travel and on the Q&A expert panel for History Revealed. She is a full member of the Garden Media Guild.

Sandra is the author of 14 non-fiction books for adults and children, on a variety of subjects, ranging from history (including Murder and Mayhem, Bonnier, 2016; Trials and Treachery, Bonnier, 2017 and Instant History, Carlton, 2019) via myths, legends and folklore (including Myths & Legends, 360 Degrees, 2017; An Atlas of Heroes, Templar, 2018 and An Atlas of Monsters, Templar, 2019) and quirky heritage (Paperscapes: Paris, Welbeck, 2019; Paperscapes: London, Welbeck 2019).

Sandra was shortlisted for GMG Journalist of the Year, 2018-19, for a series of three long-form essays in Hortus about the Victorian Kitchen Garden; she was also shortlisted for the SLA's Information Book Award in both 2018-19 and 2019-20.

Violeta Noy (Illustrator)
Violeta is an illustrator from Barcelona who makes books, prints and websites. She studied Fine Art at Universitat de Barcelona and has an Illustration MA from Falmouth University. Her first picture book The Right One was published by Templar in 2018. Violeta collaborates with Núria Pla under the name of Tàndem.

She is also scared of outer space and the deep sea.

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«exploring sports around the world from a refreshingly international perspective.»

Lucy Bannerman, The Times

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