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Sports around the world : history, culture, and practice

Author: John Nauright
Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, cop. 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Nauright
ISBN: 9781598843002 1598843001 9781598843019 159884301X
OCLC Number: 814221941
Description: 4 zv. : ilustr. ; 29 cm.
Contents: Vol. 1: General topics, Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Oceania. --
XLV, 475 str. --
Vol. 2: British Isles and Europe. --
XLV, 469 str. --
Vol. 3: Latin America and North America. --
XLV, 430 str. --
Vol. 4: Olympic medalists and winners and champions of major world sporting events. --
XLV, 364 str.
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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