The Sports Book

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Dorling Kindersley Limited, Apr 1, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 448 pages
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This is the ultimate armchair companion to practically every sport ever invented, put together with sports fantatic Ray Stubbs.

Check out the rules, history, players and events for over 250 of the world s greatest sports: from basketball to bobsleigh, karate to korfball, and synchronised swimming to ski jumping.

Stay ahead in the world of sport with the latest facts and figures from leading experts and governing bodies. And pick up the techniques and tactics of the world s best competitors.

Plus get in training early with the special fact-filled feature on the Olympic Games.

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When you are flipping thru the TV and come across a guy wielding fat headed hockey stick and smacking a small white ball towards a small netted goal with two white pipes sticking up from it and you ... Read full review

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David Dyergrew up in a coastal town in NSW, Australia, and graduated as dux of his high school in 1984. After commencing a degree in medicine and surgery at the University of Sydney, he soon decided it was not for him.

David went on to train as a ship's officer at the Australian Maritime College, travelling Australia and the world in a wide range of merchant ships. He graduated from the college with distinction and was awarded a number of prizes, including the Company of Master Mariners Award for highest overall achievement in the course. He then returned to the University of Sydney to complete a combined degree in Arts and Law. David was awarded the Frank Albert Prize for first place in Music I, High Distinctions in all English courses and First Class Honours in Law. From the mid-1990s until early 2000s David worked as a litigation lawyer in Sydney, and then in London at a legal practice whose parent firm represented the Titanic's owners back in 1912. In 2002 David returned to Australia and obtained a Diploma in Education from the University of New England, and commenced teaching English at Kambala, a school for girls in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

David has had a life-long obsession with the Titanic and has become an expert on the subject. In 2009 he was awarded a Commonwealth Government scholarship to write The Midni

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