Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Examines the dangers of drug use in sports, discussing such substances as prescription drugs, alcohol, cocaine, pain relievers, steroids, and tobacco.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 9-12-- While some of this information is useful, it is not enough to make the book a worthwhile purchase. Many of the drugs discussed are directly related to athletic activity, but the inclusion of others is questionable. The fact that heroin is listed as a painkiller shows how out of touch the author is. She also refers to benzodiazepines, or tranquilizers, as bennies. ``Bennies'' is slang for benzedrine, an amphetamine, which is the opposite of a tranquilizer. Anabolic steroids, which relate more to the subject, are discussed only in general terms. Not one type of anabolic steroid is mentioned by name, although less popular types of growth hormones are covered extensively. The text is loaded with technical jargon; most of these terms are defined in context, but there is no glossary, so it is difficult to find the definition when the word is reused later in the book. The constant use of such terminology becomes overwhelming and ultimately confusing. The format is unattractive, and there are no diagrams or illustrations. Much of the text is repetitious. Considering all of the information given, Nelson provides only two footnotes, and a few vague references, in context, to other articles or studies. There is no bibliography. --George Delalis, Oakland Public Library, CA
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: Coping With Drugs and Sports (Coping Series)
Publisher: Rosen Pub Group
Binding: Library Binding
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Rosen Pub Group, 1991. Condition: Good. Revised. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP97753744
Book Description Rosen Publishing Group. Library Binding. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0823913422I3N00
Book Description Rosen Pub Group, 1991. Library Binding. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0823913422