Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female professional athletes, from the author of the New york city Times bestseller Women in Science.
Women for the win!A richly illustrated and motivating book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty noteworthy ladies professional athletes from the 1800s to today, including pioneers, Olympians, and record-breakers in more than forty sports. The professional athletes featured consist of well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, along with lesser-known champions like Toni Stone, the first female to play baseball in an expert guys's league, and skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee. The book also includes infographics on subjects that stylish ladies would like to know about such as muscle anatomy, a timeline ofwomen's involvement in sports, pay and media statistics for female professional athletes, and influential ladies's teams. Women in Sports commemorates the success of the tough, strong, and fearless ladies who paved the way for today's professional athletes.