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Riordan, James 1936-2012

Works: 245 works in 858 publications in 8 languages and 32,781 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Folklore  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Stories, plots, etc  Satire  Biography  Pictorial works  Legends 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Other, Translator, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PZ8.1.R4495, 796.0947
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Tales of King Arthur by James Riordan( Book )
13 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and Portuguese and held by 864 libraries worldwide
Twelve of the best-known tales of King Arthur and his knights, retold from Malory's "Morte d'Arthur" and other medieval sources
The twelve labors of Hercules by James Riordan( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 789 libraries worldwide
Hercules, son of the god Zeus and a mortal woman, and renowned for his great strength, performs twelve dangerous tasks to atone for an attack on his wife and children. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Sport in Soviet society : development of sport and physical education in Russia and the USSR by James Riordan( Book )
22 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 788 libraries worldwide
The role and development of sport in Soviet society received little contemporary attention, in the West or in Russia. Although it was widely banned after the Russian Revolution, and viewed as a tool developed by the bourgeoisie for the training of body and mind during the rise of capitalism, the USSR was among the world's sporting powers. This 1977 book examines the evolution of sport in Russia from its early association with health and hygiene, through a period of functional association with labour and defence, to its post-war importance as a means of enhancing the prestige of Soviet communism abroad. The historical role of Soviet sport is followed from the considerable part that sport played during the period of rapid industrialisation, through its strange fate during the years of mass repression, to its emergence as a major institution after the Second World War.--From publisher's description
Sport under communism : the U.S.S.R., Czechoslovakia, the G.D.R., China, Cuba ( Book )
24 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and German and held by 758 libraries worldwide
The woman in the moon and other tales of forgotten heroines by James Riordan( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 687 libraries worldwide
A collection of traditional tales from around the world each of whose main character is female
A book of Narnians : the Lion, the Witch, and the others by James Riordan( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
Introduces, in text and illustrations, the various characters that inhabit the world of Narnia and sets them in the context of the Narnia stories. Also includes an outline of Narnian history
Russian gypsy tales by E Drut︠s︡( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 581 libraries worldwide
Tales from the Arabian nights by James Riordan( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 578 libraries worldwide
Nine of the tales told by Shaharazad to enchant the cruel sultan and stop him from executing her as he had his other daily wives
Soviet sport background to the Olympics by James Riordan( Book )
9 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
Sportaktivität, Sportgeschichte, UdSSR
My g-r-r-r-reat uncle tiger by James Riordan( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 551 libraries worldwide
When Marmaduke the cat sees a picture of a tiger, he decides they must be related and sets off with his cat friends to find his great uncle tiger at the zoo
Soviet youth culture by James Riordan( Book )
16 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 539 libraries worldwide
Sport and international politics by Pierre Arnaud( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 473 libraries worldwide
Examines the shaping of sports by both the fascist and communist institutions of Europe during the interwar period. It shows how sports were used as an instrument of propaganda and psychological pressure by major political and sporting nations
Gulliver's travels by Jonathan Swift( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
An adaptation of Swift's satiric fantasies about Lilliput and Brobdingnag. Two of the most appealing of Gulliver's adventures: Lilliput, where the human is a giant among dwarves, and Brobdingnag, where the human is a dwarf among giants. These are the stories of Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift's classic tale of fantastic adventures in far-off lands, brilliantly retold by James Riordan in rich, vivid prose that captures all the whimsy and satire of the original in the modern language of today's children. The illustrations by noted artist Victor Ambrus are rich and colorful, delicate in detail, strong in composition, and permeated with humor. And the insightful -- often scathing -- social commentary that Swift wove into his original tale remains intact, providing fascinating reading for adults as well as children
Favorite stories of the ballet by James Riordan( Book )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
An illustrated retelling of seven stories that have been the basis of famous ballets with notes on the origins of each story and on the music composed for them. Includes "Petrushka," "Swan Lake," "Cinderella," "Giselle," "The Nutcracker," "Stone Flower," and "Sleeping Beauty."
An illustrated treasury of myths and legends by James Riordan( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
An international collection of twenty-five tales of courage, daring, and romance, featuring heroes such as Robin Hood, El Cid, Perseus, and Volund
King Arthur by James Riordan( Book )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 424 libraries worldwide
This is the story of a boy destined to be king who unites his troubled people
Russian folk-tales by James Riordan( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 412 libraries worldwide
A retelling of ten classic folk tales from Russia
The international politics of sport in the 20th century by James Riordan( Book )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
Tracing important developments in sport and international politics through the century, this book looks in particular at the Olympic movement, the rise of communism, the impact of the church, the rise of women, and the rise of black athletes
Sport and physical education in China by John J Riordan( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
The first of its kind and the first in Spon's International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport book series, this text provides a particularly vivid insight into the many and varied issues surrounding sport and Physical Education in China. Written by a number of expert scholars from around the world including China itself, the book provides unique, up to date and stimulating material. Topics covered range from professional sport, female athlete's experiences of sport, to children's experiences in school. Anyone wishing to gain an insight into the PE and sporting experiences of Chinese citizens both in historical and contemporary society will find this book essential reading. It is an indispensable resource for students taking comparative sport studies courses, sports historians and academics with a general interest in this field.; Key points: *the first book of its kind *written by highly regarded international scholars in the field *first in a series which will include titles on Sport and PE in Germany, Women in Sport, PE and Sport in Australia and Elite Sport to name but a few *highly recommended reading for students and academics in the comparative sport studies field
European cultures in sport : examining the nations and regions by Arnd Krüger( Book )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
"Identity is analysed by showing how European nations define sport in their own way; Germany including naturalism, Spain - bullfighting, England - cricket and croquet, and so on. The editors' approach refuses to confine 'sport' or 'gymnastics' to a single, culture-specific definition. The globalisation of sport is acknowledged to be constantly giving sport new meanings and activities." "The contributors are eleven sports historians whose intention is both to provide an insight into the unique development of sport in European society and to reveal the related historical processes that have shaped European sport over the last two hundred years."--BOOK JACKET
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Alternative Names
James Riordan Brits voetballer (1936-2012)
James Riordan englischer Schriftsteller, Sporthistoriker, Volkskundler und Wissenschaftler für russische Sprache und Literatur
James Riordan English footballer and writer
Riōdan, Jeimuzu 1936-2012
Riordan, Dž.
Riordan, Džejms.
Riordan, James
Riordan, James William 1936-2012
Riordan, Jim.
Riordan, Jim 1936-
Riordan Jim 1936-2012
라이어던, 제임스 1936-2012
리오던, 제임스 1936-2012
리오르단, 제임스 1936-2012
リアダン, ジム
リオーダン, ジェイムズ
リオーダン, ジェームス
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Spanish (5)
Japanese (4)
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French (3)
German (1)
Portuguese (1)
Irish (1)
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