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Soccer: The Ultimate Guide to the Beautiful Gameby Clive Gifford
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From the sublime skills of Pele to a day in the life of a professional soccer player, this gloriously illustrated book explores every aspect of the game. Rules, skills, and tactics are clearly explained and presented with state-of-the-art digital diagrams and photographs. This newly revised edition of a worldwide bestseller offers both practical advice as well as an insider's view of the history of the game, profiles of legendary players, great clubs, and women's soccer. Now including a two-page guide to U.S. domestic leagues and competitions and with dazzling action photos of today's top stars, from Ecuador's Clever Chala to Norway's Margunn Haugenes, Soccer is a must-have for fans of the game.
An engaging, graphic novel-style introduction to the most amazing animal survivors
Discover the intriguing stories of curious creatures that live for a day, live for hundreds of years, or are totally indestructible. Meet the animals that became war heroes, those that sleep all winter or all summer, and those that can survive in plummeting temperatures. Incredible facts are paired with humorous artwork to offer an intriguing and scientific look at the more extreme aspects of the animal world.
About the Author
Clive Gifford is the author of hundreds of articles and dozens of books on science and technology, including Cutaway Planes, and Kingfisher's award-winning How the Future Began: Machines.
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