My First Basketball Book

My First Basketball Book
Author: Sterling Children's
Publsiher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 22
Release: 2015-03-03
ISBN: 9781454914877
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My First Basketball Book Book Excerpt:

We regret the error: it's a phrase that appears in newspapers almost daily, the standard notice that something went terribly wrong in the reporting, editing, or printing of an article. From Craig Silverman, the proprietor of www.RegretTheError.com, one of the Internet's most popular media-related websites, comes a collection of funny, shocking, and sometimes disturbing journalistic slip-ups and corrections. On display are all types of media inaccuracies - from "fuzzy math" to "obiticide" (printing the obituary of a person very much alive and well) to complete and utter ethical lapses. While some of the errors can be laugh-out-loud funny, the book contains a sobering journey through the history of media mistakes (including the outrageous hoaxes that dominated newspapers during the circulation wars of the 19th-century) and a serious muck-raking investigation of contemporary journalism's lack of accountability to the public. It shines a spotlight on the media's carelessness and the sometimes tragic and calamitous consequences of weak or non-existent fact checking.

My First Book of Basketball

My First Book of Basketball
Author: The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids
Publsiher: Sports Illustrated Kids
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN: 9781547800025
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My First Book of Basketball Book Excerpt:

My First Book of Basketball, the sixth book in the best-selling Rookie Book series from Sports Illustrated Kids, coaches young kids through the game of basketball with a visual retelling of a professional basketball game—from the jump ball to the game-winning basket! Dribbling, passing, traveling, shooting, dunks, and more are all explained using a fun mix of Sports Illustrated action photography, simple text, a full glossary of terms, and awesome graphics. Illustrated "Rookie" characters—a girl, Gabby, and a boy, Sprat—appear on every page, providing fun facts and simple explanations to help kids better understand the game. Perfect for emerging readers from preschool up, My First Book of Basketball is meant to be a shared reading experience between parents and their little rookies before, during, and after the game.

The Book of Basketball

The Book of Basketball
Author: Bill Simmons
Publsiher: ESPN
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2009-10-27
ISBN: 0345513118
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Basketball Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The NBA according to The Sports Guy—now updated with fresh takes on LeBron, the Celtics, and more! Foreword by Malcom Gladwell • “The work of a true fan . . . it might just represent the next phase of sports commentary.”—The Atlantic Bill Simmons, the wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining basketball addict known to millions as ESPN’s The Sports Guy, has written the definitive book on the past, present, and future of the NBA. From the age-old question of who actually won the rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain to the one about which team was truly the best of all time, Simmons opens—and then closes, once and for all—every major pro basketball debate. Then he takes it further by completely reevaluating not only how NBA Hall of Fame inductees should be chosen but how the institution must be reshaped from the ground up, the result being the Pyramid: Simmons’s one-of-a-kind five-level shrine to the ninety-six greatest players in the history of pro basketball. And ultimately he takes fans to the heart of it all, as he uses a conversation with one NBA great to uncover that coveted thing: The Secret of Basketball. Comprehensive, authoritative, controversial, hilarious, and impossible to put down (even for Celtic-haters), The Book of Basketball offers every hardwood fan a courtside seat beside the game’s finest, funniest, and fiercest chronicler.

My First Book of Basketball

My First Book of Basketball
Author: Sports Illustrated Kids Editors
Publsiher: Time Home Entertainment
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN: 1547843330
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My First Book of Basketball Book Excerpt:

My First Book of Basketball, the sixth book in the best-selling Rookie Book series from Sports Illustrated Kids, coaches young kids through the game of basketball with a visual retelling of a professional basketball game--from the jump ball to the game-winning basket! Dribbling, passing, traveling, shooting, dunks, and more are all explained using a fun mix of Sports Illustrated action photography, simple text, a full glossary of terms, and awesome graphics. Illustrated "Rookie" characters--a girl, Gabby, and a boy, Sprat--appear on every page, providing fun facts and simple explanations to help kids better understand the game. Perfect for emerging readers from preschool up, My First Book of Basketball is meant to be a shared reading experience between parents and their little rookies before, during, and after the game.

The Ultimate Book of March Madness

The Ultimate Book of March Madness
Author: Tom Hager
Publsiher: Mvp Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-10-21
ISBN: 0760343233
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Book of March Madness Book Excerpt:

""A complete history of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, including capsules of every tournament from 1930 to present, and detailed analyses of the top 100 games in tournament history"--Provided by publisher"--

Beautiful Creatures The Complete Series Books 1 2 3 4

Beautiful Creatures  The Complete Series  Books 1  2  3  4
Author: Kami Garcia,Margaret Stohl
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 2096
Release: 2013-02-14
ISBN: 0141349255
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Creatures The Complete Series Books 1 2 3 4 Book Excerpt:

Beautiful Creatures The Complete Series includes all four novels in the bestselling, spellbinding love story: Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos and Beautiful Redemption. Is falling in love the beginning . . . Or the end? In Ethan Wate's hometown there lies the darkest of secrets. There is a girl. Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head. Green eyes, black hair. Lena Duchannes. There is a curse. On the Sixteenth Moon, the Sixteenth Year, the Book will take what it's been promised. And no one can stop it. In the end, there is a grave. Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided. Ethan never even saw it coming. * Don't miss the Warner Brothers and Alcon Entertainment blockbuster movie of Beautiful Creatures directed by Richard LaGravenese (P.S. I Love You) and featuring an all star cast including Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davies and hot young Hollywood talent Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich and Emmy Rossum. Praise for Beautiful Creatures: 'Watch out Twilight and Hunger Games' - The Guardian 'Move over Twilight, there's a new supernatural saga in town.' - E! About the authors: @kamigarcia is a superstitious American southerner who can make biscuits by hand and pies from scratch! She attended George Washington University and is a teacher and reading specialist. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her family. @mstohl has written and designed many successful video games, which is why her two beagles are named Zelda and Kirby. She has degrees from Yale and Stanford Universities in the US and has also studied in the prestigious creative writing department at UEA, Norwich. She lives in Santa Monica, California with her family. www.beautifulcreaturesthebook.com

The Comic Book Story of Basketball

The Comic Book Story of Basketball
Author: Fred Van Lente,Joe Cooper
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN: 1984856197
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Comic Book Story of Basketball Book Excerpt:

A fast-break history of basketball--from its humble beginnings to its all-time great players--featuring engaging true tales from the court and vivid, dynamic illustrations. Whether it's millionaire pros facing off in an indoor arena full of screaming fans or a lone kid shooting hoops on an outdoor court, basketball is one of the most popular and widely played sports in the world. The Comic Book Story of Basketball gives you courtside seats to the history of hoops. It chronicles the sport from its beginnings in a YMCA in Massachusetts to its current status as a beloved international game for men and women of all ages. Learn the true stories behind the college game, the street game, the women's game, and the international game, with legendary players and coaches like Dr. J, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Steph Curry profiled throughout.

Historical Dictionary of Basketball

Historical Dictionary of Basketball
Author: John Grasso
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2010-11-15
ISBN: 9780810875067
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Basketball Book Excerpt:

The Historical Dictionary of Basketball is a comprehensive account of all forms of basketball_amateur, professional, men's, women's, Olympic, domestic, and international_from its invention in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith through the present day. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on the people, places, teams, and terminology of the game.

Basketball s Game Changers

Basketball s Game Changers
Author: Brendan Prunty
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-02-01
ISBN: 1493026992
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basketball s Game Changers Book Excerpt:

A brand new, fast-paced, fully illustrated history of basketball through its flashpoints, innovations, and innovators The third book in the Lyons Press Game Changers sports series answers the questions: What were the 50 most revolutionary personalities, rules, strategies, rivalries, controversies, organizational changes, radio and television advancements, and more in the history of basketball—college and the pros? And how, exactly, did they forever change the game? Basketball’s Game Changers offers fascinating, detailed explanations along with a ranking system from 1 to 50 that is sure to inspire debate among professional and college basketball aficionados. Ranging from the game’s beginnings to today and tackling on-the-court and off-the-court developments, Basketball’s Game Changers offers a history of hoops through its turning-points and innovations. Sportswriter Brendan Prunty breaks down the Bird-Magic rivalry, the 3-point shot, the creation of the NCAA tournament, Air Jordans, Allen Iverson, the WNBA, and even the video game NBA Jam and more! Full-color, and including photos, pull-outs, and sidebars throughout, books within the Game Changers series are important and entertaining additions to every sports fan’s library.

Playing for Keeps

Playing for Keeps
Author: David Halberstam
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-12-18
ISBN: 1453286144
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing for Keeps Book Excerpt:

The Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist looks at the life and times of the Chicago Bulls superstar— “The best Jordan book so far” (The Washington Post). One of sport’s biggest superstars, Michael Jordan is more than an internationally renowned athlete. As illuminated through David Halberstam’s trademark balance of impeccable research and fascinating storytelling, Jordan symbolizes the apex of the National Basketball Association’s coming of age. Long before multimillion-dollar signings and lucrative endorsements, NBA players worked in relative obscurity, with most games woefully unattended and rarely broadcast on television. Then came Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, Jordan’s two great predecessors, and the game’s status changed. The new era capitalized on Jordan’s talent, will power, and unrivaled competiveness. In Playing for Keeps, Halberstam is at his investigative best, delving into Jordan’s expansive world of teammates and coaches. The result is a gripping story of the athlete and media powerhouse who changed a game forever. This ebook features an extended biography of David Halberstam.

David Halberstam on Sports

David Halberstam on Sports
Author: David Halberstam
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 1730
Release: 2018-03-20
ISBN: 1504052242
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

David Halberstam on Sports Book Excerpt:

Four New York Times bestsellers by a “remarkable” Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist capture and celebrate America’s passion for sports (The Seattle Times). Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist David Halberstam, preeminent chronicler of the American experience, focuses his meticulous narrative gifts on some of Major League Baseball’s most iconic moments, training for the Olympics, and a remarkable profile of hoops legend Michael Jordan. Summer of ’49: In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Halberstam brings to stirring life the unforgettable season that cemented baseball as America’s pastime. A nation in transition is gripped by a pennant race for the ages: the Boston Red Sox, led by Ted Williams’s unearthly bat skills, versus the New York Yankees and Joe DiMaggio’s legendary heroics. Every hit on and off the field crackles across the page “in such an enjoyable, interesting, and informative manner that a reader needn’t be a baseball fan to appreciate the book” (Library Journal). October 1964: The 1964 World Series pitted the established Yankees against the upstart St. Louis Cardinals in an epic, seven-game seesaw battle that seemed to reflect the tensions of a nation in turmoil. The barnburner included a cast of legends—Mantle, Maris, Ford, Gibson, Brock—and enough game-changing plays to last a lifetime. Halberstam captures every moment with “a fluidity of writing that make[s] the reading almost effortless. . . . Absorbing” (San Francisco Chronicle). The Amateurs: This inspirational bestseller focuses Halberstam’s brilliant reportage on the travails and triumphs of Olympic rowing. Introducing us to a cast of highly driven athletes at the 1984 single sculls trials in Princeton, Halberstam delves deep into their struggles, motivations, and failures—but in the end only one will represent the United States at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Informative and compelling, Halberstam “maintains the suspense to the very last stroke” (Sports Illustrated). Playing for Keeps: A wildly entertaining and revealing portrait of global icon Michael Jordan and the rise of the NBA. With his usual impeccable research and gripping storytelling, Halberstam covers the whole court, from the transformative rivalry of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson to the invention of ESPN to Spike Lee’s Nike commercials to every unforgettable playoff game that built Jordan’s legend. “Filled with salty, informed hoops talk” (Publishers Weekly), this “remarkable book . . . [is] a must-read for basketball fans, admirers of Jordan, and anyone who seeks to understand sports in America today” (Bill Bradley).

Great Books for Babies and Toddlers

Great Books for Babies and Toddlers
Author: Kathleen Odean
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-12-18
ISBN: 0307485633
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Books for Babies and Toddlers Book Excerpt:

“The ideal time to begin sharing books with children is during babyhood, even with children as young as six weeks.” —Starting Out Right National Research Council All parents hope to give their children the best possible start in life. Many of them know it’s a good idea to read to their children at a very young age, not with the goal of teaching their kids to read, but with the joy of having special time together looking at pictures and playing with words. Carefully chosen books that introduce children to the pleasures of language, simple story structure, and wonderful artwork are the foundation for a future love of books. Great Books for Babies and Toddlers is the first book of its kind—a guide to the best age appropriate children’s books available. Compiled by Kathleen Odean, former Chair of the Newbery Award Committee, Great Books for Babies and Toddlers provides lively annotations for more than five hundred books, divided into two helpful categories: Nursery Rhymes, Fingerplays, and Songs; and Picture-Story Books for the Very Young. With story selections ranging from such classics of children’s literature as Goodnight Moon and Where’s Spot? to excellent new books like How Does a Dinosaur Say Good Night? and Buzz!, Great Books for Babies and Toddlers will be more than a cherished guide for parents—it will also be a child’s first step in the lifelong adventure of reading.

Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers
Author: Douglas Stark
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN: 1442277548
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking Barriers Book Excerpt:

This book charts the progress of integration in basketball, from the first black professional basketball player in 1902 to the modern game. These crucial steps in the history of basketball are placed within the larger context of American history, making this book an essential addition to the literature on sports and race in America.

100 Things Kansas Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

100 Things Kansas Fans Should Know   Do Before They Die
Author: Ken Davis,Bill Self
Publsiher: Triumph Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN: 1623682959
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Things Kansas Fans Should Know Do Before They Die Book Excerpt:

The storied history that is KU basketball is revealed in this compilation of the most critical moments and important facts about past and present players, coaches, and teams. Most Kansas basketball fans have attended games at Allen Fieldhouse, seen highlights of a young Paul Pierce, and remember watching the Jayhawks cut down the net in 2008. But only real fans know the origins of the Rock Chalk Jayhawk Chant, where the Jayhawks played prior to calling Allen Fieldhouse home, and can name the former Jayhawk who went on to earn the Republican nomination for president. Scattered throughout the pages are pep talks, records, and Jayhawks lore, including lyrics to “I’m a Jayhawk”; stories from Wilt Chamberlain’s years at Kansas; Phog Allen’s 39 seasons on the Kansas bench; Roy Williams’ memorable 15-year run, including three trips to the Final Four. Whether a die-hard fan from the days of Larry Brown or a new supporter of Bill Self and Mario Chalmers, readers will find that this book contains everything Jayhawks fans should know, see, and do in their lifetime.

My First Book of Basketball

My First Book of Basketball
Author: Sports Illustrated
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN: 9781547843350
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My First Book of Basketball Book Excerpt:

Crashing the Borders

Crashing the Borders
Author: Harvey Araton
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-11-01
ISBN: 1416589821
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crashing the Borders Book Excerpt:

Unflinching, timely, and authoritative, Crashing the Borders is the beginning of a much-needed conversation about sport and American culture. For those who care about both, this book will be the must-read work of the season. The game of basketball has gone global and is now the world’s fastest-growing sport. Talented players from Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa are literally crashing the borders as the level of their game now often equals that of the American pros, who no longer are sure winners in international competition and who must compete with foreign players for coveted spots on NBA rosters. Yet that refreshing world outlook stands in stark contrast to the game’s troubled image here at home. The concept of team play in the NBA has declined as the league’s marketers and television promoters have placed a premium on hyping individual stars instead of teams, and the players have come to see that big-buck contracts and endorsements come to those who selfishly demand the spotlight for themselves. In this taut, simmering book, Harvey Araton points his finger at the greed and exploitation that has weakened the American game and opens a discussion on the volatile, undiscussed subject that lies at the heart of basketball’s crisis: race. It begins, he argues, at the college level, where, too often, undereducated, inner-city talents are expected to perform for the benefit of affluent white crowds and to fill the coffers of their respective schools in what Araton calls a kind of “modern-day minstrel show.” Harvey Araton knows the players well enough to see beyond the stereotypes, and by combining passion and knowledge he calls on the NBA to heal itself and, with a hopeful sense of the possible, he points the way to a better future.

Basketball Anatomy

Basketball Anatomy
Author: Cole, Brian
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-07-31
ISBN: 145049644X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basketball Anatomy Book Excerpt:

Basketball Anatomy

Indiana Hoosiers Fans Bucket List

Indiana Hoosiers Fans  Bucket List
Author: Terry Hutchens,Bill Murphy
Publsiher: Triumph Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-10-15
ISBN: 1633199231
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indiana Hoosiers Fans Bucket List Book Excerpt:

Every Indiana Hoosiers fan has a bucket list of activities to take part in at some point in their lives. But even the most die-hard fans haven't done everything there is to experience in and around Bloomington, Indiana. From visiting the campus to copying Keith Smart's jump shot to win the 1987 national championship, author Terry Hutchens and Bill Murphy provide ideas, recommendations, and insider tips for must-see places and can't-miss activities near the Assembly Hall. But not every experience requires a trip to campus; long-distance Hoosiers fans can cross some items off their list from the comfort of their own homes. Whether you're attending every home game or supporting the Hoosiers from afar, there's something for every fan to do in The Indiana Hoosiers Fans' Bucket List.

Playing for Equality

Playing for Equality
Author: Diane LeBlanc,Allys Swanson
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN: 1476663009
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing for Equality Book Excerpt:

"A fascinating look at the lives of the early pioneers...how they navigated, 'without maps or models,' gender and race and sport in the years before Title IX."--Sport in American History. The right to participate in sports and competitive athletics is more than an issue of fair play--it's a matter of human rights. In 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments became law, transforming sports opportunities for girls and women in the U.S. Based on oral histories, this book chronicles Title IX's impact through the stories of eight women physical educators, coaches, Olympic athletes and administrators. They recall the experience of being female in the mid-20th century, their influential teachers and mentors, and their work to create opportunities. The eight narratives reveal gender, race and class inequity in higher education and athletics and describe how women leaders worked through sports to make women's rights human rights. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #404040} span.s1 {color: #000000} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; color: #404040}

Basketball for Beginners

Basketball for Beginners
Author: Mark Anthony Walker
Publsiher: Global Publishing Group
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2019-12-01
ISBN: 1925370143
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basketball for Beginners Book Excerpt:

Discover the secrets to rapidly develop your skills and get the competitive edge. International author and highly respected basketball coach Mark Walker has dedicated his life to coaching and inspiring young players. Having coached over 6000 games in the last 28 years, Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and wisdom plus a unique accelerated system of play to help kids learn basketball strategies easily. More importantly, he ensures kids keep playing for a lifetime as well as enjoying it to the very best of their ability. You'll learn: - Breakthrough tools and strategies to help you develop your child's skills - A coaches secret 'key word' system that makes it so easy to communicate with young players - Essential basics taught in a simple sequence to help players rapidly build individual, then team skills and gain self-confidence - The differences in working with girls and boys and some simple psychological principles that work well for both genders - How to create simple play sets that turn beginner players into a functioning team in a very short time - The golden rules of playing winning team basketball and understanding that it's not just about winning games, but learning, having fun and developing with their teammates - Powerful positive mindset skills and concepts that will develop and enhance your child for a lifetime Helping kids dream big dreams.