Ethics of Sports

Book Verdict

Ethics of Sports Series by Heinemann

Series Review
These volumes will have students thinking about athletics and the impact of personal ethical ac-tions. Perhaps the most thought-provoking title is Getting Ahead, which looks at how new technologies, steroids and other drugs, and gene therapy have the potential to change sports competitions as we know them. Money asks whether the current distribution, with a handful of stars receiving huge salaries and endorsement deals, is optimal. Sportsmanship examines why some people feel they are above the rules, and the impact that a win-at-all-costs attitude can have on the spirit of the game. Society shows how a culture’s sports mirror, and sometimes shape, its values. Abundant photos, captions, sidebars, and occasional charts and diagrams make this set approachable. Excellent source notes round out the more standard back matter fare.—School Library Journal

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