Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Women in Science)

Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Women in Science) by Rachel Ignotofsky 1607749785 9781607749783
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Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science.

Women for the win!

A richly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakers in more than forty sports. The athletes featured include well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, as well as lesser-known champions like Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a professional mens league, and skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee. The book also contains infographics on topics that sporty women want to know about such as muscle anatomy, a timeline ofwomens participation in sports, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and influential womens teams. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for todays athletes.

Author: Rachel Ignotofsky

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 128

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

Publication Date: 2017-07-18

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