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by Michael Boo

  • ISBN: 068815820X
  • Category: Sports and Outdoors
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Michael Boo
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Collins (October 15, 1998)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1551 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1787 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 304

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This books gives the history of figure skating - from its original roots, its debut in the Olympics, where some of the named jumps originated . It's a shame the story in this book technically ended after the 1998 competitive season.

This books gives the history of figure skating - from its original roots, its debut in the Olympics, where some of the named jumps originated, the tragedy of the 1961 plane crash that took the lives of the entire US Figure Skating World Championship, some of the "big" names in figure skating, and what stood out each decade in Figure Skating. It also has a complete listing at the end of the book of Gold Medal winners in each discipline (Men's Single, Women's Single, Pairs and Ice Dancing) for every World and Olympic competition.

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Surveys the history of figure skating and examines some of its notable performers. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by MerciG on October 25, 2010.

Comprehensive and entertaining-and illustrated with eighty striking photographs-The Story of Figure Skating is an insider's look at a sport that keeps growing in popularity. Skating fans will be captivated by the sport's history, its memorable moments, its fashions, its jumps and spins, and its heroes and heroines, past and present.

The first instructional book concerning ice skating was published in London in 1772. Michael Boo, The Story of Figure Skating. New York: Beech Tree, 1998. The book, written by a British artillery lieutenant, Robert Jones, describes basic figure skating forms such as circles and figure eights. The book was written solely for men, as women did not normally ice skate in the late 18th century. It was with the publication of this manual that ice skating split into its two main disciplines, speed skating and figure skating.

Children's Sports Books. The Story of Figure Skating. Skating fans will be captivated by the sport's history, its memorable moments, its fashions, its jumps and spins, and much more in this comprehensive, entertaining book with over sixty striking photographs. Main Author: Boo, Michael.

Figure skating is one branch of ice skating, which has divided itself into several separate sports since its prehistoric beginnings, figure skating being one of them. Michael Boo, "The Story of Figure Skating". Beginnings of ice skating.

The history of figure skating goes all the way back to prehistoric times, when archaeological evidence of the activity has been found. American skater Jackson Haines is considered to be the "father of modern figure skating. Figure skating is one branch of ice skating, which has divided itself into several separate sports since its prehistoric beginnings, figure skating being one of them. Did you know a male contributed to the first makings of modern figure skating!? American skater Jackson Haines is considered to be the "father of modern figure skating. He introduced a new form of skating in the mid 1860s

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From its beginnings in Europe to the contemporary skating scene and the stars of the 1998 Winter Olympics, here is a fascinating look at a sport that keeps growing in popularity. Skating fans will be captivated by the sport's history, its memorable moments, its fashions, its jumps and spins, and much more in this comprehensive, entertaining book with over sixty striking photographs.

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Manazar Manazar
This was a book I found in a book store several years ago - and kicked myself for not getting when it went out of print shortly after that. What a thrill to be able to find it on Amazon.com.

This books gives the history of figure skating - from its original roots, its debut in the Olympics, where some of the named jumps originated, the tragedy of the 1961 plane crash that took the lives of the entire US Figure Skating World Championship, some of the "big" names in figure skating, and what stood out each decade in Figure Skating. It also has a complete listing at the end of the book of Gold Medal winners in each discipline (Men's Single, Women's Single, Pairs and Ice Dancing) for every World and Olympic competition.

Only two minor flaws: One is that it does not list the winners of each US Figure Skating Championships - which die-hard figure skating fans like myself would have loved to have - nor are there any color pictures (which is relatively minor).

Still, it's an interesting read and recommended for those who love figure skating!
ChallengeMine ChallengeMine
I am the author of this book. I would like to address two issues on this page.

First, regarding the School Library Journal review: The review liked the text but not the photographs, describing them as "grainy, indistinct, or lacking in contrast." That is because the reviewer was not aware they were reviewing a photocopied review copy and not the final offset printed edition. I know this because the review mentions the tables list the world champions up to 1997, not 1998, while listing the Olympic champions up to 1998. The book, in its review photocopy edition went out to be reviewed as soon as the Winter Olympics were over, weeks before the World Championships were held. Once we knew the results of the World Championships, the final copy of the book went to the official printing, where the photos came out MUCH sharper than in the review edition. The publisher told me that the book was clearly marked "REVIEW COPY" and reviewers are supposed to realize such copies are not the final edition and that, due to the limited run for reviewers, are not produced in the final printing process.

The second issue I wish to address is cindyinthewind's incorrect assertion that I simply took the photographs from American Skating World and never contacted the photographers myself. I supplied the publisher with the addresses I was able to find via American Skating World and they took it from there. I received several thank-you notes from photographers, thanking me for the check they received for their work. If there was an issue here, it was on behalf of the publisher, not me. For cindyinthewind to say that NONE of the photographers got paid is beyond ridiculous. Also ludicrous and dishonest is for her to give a one-star review to a book she admits to not having read. If she had contacted me, I would have shared with her what happened and let her take it up with the publisher if she so desired. The publisher, according to my understanding, was not going to use photographs without the individual permission of each photographer. I don't know what happened if that was indeed the case, but the numerous thank-you notes I received from photographers I had never met leads me to believe that a great number of them were contacted. What happened beyond that, I don't know. The publisher was bought by another company shortly after the book came out and I've lost contact with them since.
Weetont Weetont
The book is well written with a clear historical perspective including information about how the equipment has changed over the years, something you often don't find in other skating books. There are also dozens of fine quality pictures. This book would make a wonderful addition to any skating fan's library as well as a fine gift choice. A perfect 10!
Wooden Purple Romeo Wooden Purple Romeo
After Gary read this book, he passed it on to me -- his sister. I am a former competitive figure skater, travelled with Ice Follies, and taught skating lessons . . . . but that was a long, long time ago. I thought I retired from skating 25 years ago, but I started skating again 3 years ago. And of course a lot has changed since I was in my peak skating years of the 1960's & 1970's.

Even though I knew a lot of the material and the history contained in this book, Mike proved to me that, in fact, I did not know everything. There was a good deal of information in the history section of this book that either I did not know, or perhaps forgot over time. All of his reporting was factual, technically and historically correct and written in a way that both the non-skater, the novice skater, and the advanced (or retired) skater can appreciate and enjoy. He tells you just enough information in his book, without getting too wordy, in a precise and compact way. Reading is a breeze. He doesn't talk over your head if you are a non-skater, and doesn't talk down to you if you are a seasoned skater. Even on my schedule, I finished the book in only a few days.

It was also enjoyable to be reminded of all the skaters, past and present, who paid their dues and paved the way for the young skaters of today. All young people, who are now taking lessons, or entering competition, should read this book; for the history of the sport in which they are now entering will give them more information than they will ever get in their high-priced skating lessons. It's a shame the story in this book technically ended after the 1998 competitive season.
Madis Madis
...because the author used photographs in it taken by friends of mine without compensating them for their work. He used to write for a magazine called American Skating World that regularly accepted photographic submissions without paying the photographers. They'd submit their work in hopes of being published, even without pay. Well, Michael Boo took photos submitted to American Skating World over the years and used them in this book without ever contacting the original photographers or securing their permission to use the photos--and, of course, none of them got paid a penny. I was surprised to look at this book in a bookstore when it first appeared and recognize several photos taken by friends. I decided then and there that I wouldn't buy a book containing work stolen from my friends.