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Sports around the world : history, culture, and practice

Author: John Nauright; Charles Parrish
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2012.
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"This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports"--
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Nauright; Charles Parrish
ISBN: 9781598843002 1598843001 9781598843019 159884301X
OCLC Number: 729344518
Description: 4 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: V. 1. General topics, Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Oceania --
v. 2. British Isles and Europe --
v. 3. Latin America and North America --
v. 4. Olympic medalists and winners and champions of major world sporting events.
Responsibility: John Nauright, Charles Parrish, editors.

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"With more than 200 international contributors, this mammoth collection of some 800 essays and entries discusses and dissects the world of sports... Summing Up: Recommended." - Choice

 
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