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The ball : discovering the object of the game

Author: John Fox
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"From Mexican jungles to the small-town gridirons of Ohio, from medieval villages and royal courts to modern soccer pitches and baseball parks, The Ball explores the little-known origins of our favorite sports across the centuries, and traces how a simple invention like the ball has come to stake an unrivaled claim on our passions, our money, and our lives. Equal parts history and travelogue, The Ball removes us  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Fox
ISBN: 9780061881794 0061881791
OCLC Number: 792934674
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Play ball --
From skirmish to scrum --
Advantage, king --
Sudden death in the New World --
The creator's game --
Home, with joy --
Played in America --
Nothing new under the sun.
Responsibility: John Fox.

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Takes us to the farthest reaches of the globe and the deepest recesses of our ancient past to answer a question asked by every child on Earth: Why do we play ball? This title spins tales of the ball  Read more...

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"Anybody who has ever thrown, caught, bounced, hit (or whiffed) a ball will mightily enjoy John Fox's stories of where all these balls came from, and why, from our earliest days, they have been such Read more...

 
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