Swifter, higher, stronger : a photographic history of the Summer Olympics

by Macy, Sue.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction j 796.48 MA
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Non-fiction JUV 796.4809 Macy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection qj GV721.5.M25 2008x
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Summary
Let the games begin again! Acclaimed sports writer Sue Macy's comprehensive portrait of the Summer Olympics has now been fully updated for the 2008 games in Beijing, China. This new edition includes a complete retrospective of the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. The new text will also incorporate updates to all charts and records, as well as fun facts and anecdotes from the most recent Olympics and training, making this a perfect Olympics history handbook as the 2008 Games unfold historically in China.Swifter, Stronger, Higher (Updated Edition) paints a dramatic and fascinating picture of the Summer Olympics. Absorbing narrative and vivid photographs tell stories of tragedy, triumph, scandal, and of course, action from over a century of the modern games! A foreword by sportscaster Bob Costas, five new interior photos (more than 100 total), at-a-glance information on each Olympiad, a map of Olympic sites, a chart of record-setters, and a rich guide to further resources round out this exceptional update to a gold-medal title.
Contents
Photo gallery: Competing
The games reborn
Women dig in their heels
Breakthrough athletes
Photo gallery: Excelling
Controversies cast a shadow
Unlikely heroes
Photo gallery: Celebrating
Olympic almanac.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4-8. Skurzynski conveys a strong sense of scientists' enthusiasm for the search for extraterrestrial life while providing a glimpse of the tenacity, patience, and hope that the search requires. She begins with an engaging history of how the idea of flying saucers and extraterrestrials became part of the American consciousness. Later chapters trace specific quests by individuals or small groups of scientists who are searching for signs of life beyond earth through innovative experiments using radio waves, light, and molecules. The text remains readable even while explaining intricate scientific concepts and complex, still unshaped scientific ideas. The vibrant, full-color photos enhance the work impressively, but science enthusiasts will likely be most impressed by the infectious excitement expressed by the brilliant and tenacious people profiled in the book. --Roger Leslie Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Olympics -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Olympics -- History -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature.
Olympics -- History.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Geographic,2008
Edition Updated ed.
Contributors National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Language English
Notes "Updated for the 2008 summer Olympics"--Cover.
Description 96 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781426303029 (lib. bdg.) :
1426303025 (lib. bdg.) :
9781426302909 (hbk.)
1426302908 (hbk.)
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