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From alpine skiing to wrestling, and all sports in between, The Sports Rules Book is an all-inclusive resource covering 54 sports.
Quickly glean information on each sport’s origin and history, basic procedures, terminology, equipment, competitive playing areas, scoring systems, player positions and primary features, common rule violations and their consequences, and, where applicable, officials’ signals.
The Sports Rules Book is your guide to understanding all the athletic activities we compete in and enjoy.
Human Kinetics is the premier publisher in the physical activity field, producing innovative and informative consumer books and media. Human Kinetics is based in Champaign, Illinois, with offices in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Since 1974, Human Kinetics has focused on making a positive difference in the quality of life of every human being by promoting physical activity through information. This commitment, combined with innovation and the vision to anticipate information needs for an ever-expanding field, enables Human Kinetics to publish more than 120 books and 20 journals annually, produce numerous media and software products, and explore new information forms using today's and tomorrow's technology.
Thomas Hanlon has written or contributed to more than 40 books predominantly in the sport and recreation field. He also served as a ghostwriter for Teens Can Make It Happen for Stedman Graham, which made the New York Times Bestseller List in 2000. Hanlon, an avid runner and sports enthusiast, lives in Champaign, Illinois.
"The Sports Rules Book is a must-have for any sports junkie, coach, or official. Packed with 54 informative and enlightening chapters, the book is an invaluable resource, and it will have a permanent place on my desk as a handy reference guide."
Editor,Scholastic Coach & Athletic Director magazine
"Excellent basic information. The reader will come away with a practical, working knowledge of the core principles that govern a wide variety of sports. Coaches, players, fans, and beginning officials will all benefit from this book."