Synopses & Reviews
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's books have been published in more than 50 countries, and have won numerous awards including Smithsonian Museum's Notable Books for Children for The Living Worlds, and Best Books of 2004 award, from a journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for Robots. Sarah Horne is the illustrator of Vile: A Cautionary Tale for Little Monsters. David Burnie is a zoologist.