From the creators of the award-winning State of the World Atlas series, this beautifully designed and fully illustrated atlas maps the world’s major competitive sports, with comprehensive sections on the politics, economics and scandals of international sporting events, plus a gazetteer of each country’s sporting profile.
The PDF file attached above shows the book's cricket page
Four full-colour sections, packed with stunning graphics, charts, and facts and figures, follow financial ebbs and flows, note political uses and abuses, highlight media attention, and provide case studies of global superstars. The graphic ‘A-Z of Sports’ maps key indicators, historical influences, controversies and betting scandals.
The atlas also captures the full flavor of national and international sporting cultures with country profiles that note the main strengths, notable achievements and key events.
Alan Tomlinson is Professor of Leisure Studies at the University of Brighton, UK, and author of numerous books on sport, leisure and consumption, including Sport and Leisure Cultures and A Dictionary of Sport Studies.
MAY 2011 - GENERAL NON FICTION / REFERENCE
£ 14.99 pbk
144 pages • 189 x 245mm
UK edition co-published with
The New Internationalist