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Would you believe the losers were killed in Mayan football? : and other perilous pastimes

Author: Richard Platt
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book helps young learners discover the story behind the games we play, examining the amazing peculiarities of international sport and leisure pursuits. Readers will learn about the wacky and often bloodthirsty games that our ancestors liked such as gladiatorial contests.
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Platt
ISBN: 9780199115013 019911501X
OCLC Number: 191242829
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Includes index.
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Richard Platt.
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