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Biathlon, cross-country, ski jumping, and nordic combined / by Kylie Burns.

Authors: Burns, Kylie.
Call number: j796.932 BUR
Publisher: New York : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2010.
Publication date: c2010.
Subject: Skis and skiing -- Juvenile literature.
Biathlon -- Juvenile literature.
Cross-country skiing -- Juvenile literature.
Ski jumping -- Juvenile literature.
Winter Olympics -- Juvenile literature.
Children's literature -- Juvenile literature.
Series title: Winter Olympic sports (Crabtree Publishing Company)
Title: Biathlon, cross-country, ski jumping, and nordic combined / by Kylie Burns.
Physical description: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents note: Olympic Nordic skiing events -- Introduction to biathlon -- More on biathlon -- Biathlon mass start and relays -- Introduction to cross-country skiing -- Cross-country: individual and individual sprint -- Cross-country: pursuit and mass start -- Cross-country: relays and team sprint -- Introduction to ski jumping -- More on ski jumping -- Introduction to Nordic combined -- Nordic combined: individual events -- Nordic combined: team event -- Snapshot of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Summary note: Have you ever wanted to fly like a bird or ski at top speed across snowy terrain? Can you imagine racing on skis across the countryside only to stop periodically to fire shots at targets at rapid-fire speed? In this book, you'll experience the excitement of Olympic ski jumping, cross country skiing, and biathlon. You'll learn amazing facts about the history of each sport, the training it takes to be a top athlete, and the high-tech equipment used by competitors.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 31) and index.
ISBN: 9780778740216 (reinforced library binding : alk. paper)
0778740218 (reinforced library binding : alk. paper)
9780778740407 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0778740404 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN: 2009021490
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1231339
Bib No.: 1231339

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