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Naismith, James 1861-1939

Overview
Works: 110 works in 203 publications in 2 languages and 5,312 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Rules  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: GV885, 796.323
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Basketball : its origin and development by James Naismith( Book )

32 editions published between 1894 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Naismith was teaching physical education at the Young Men's Christian Association Training College in Springfield, Massachusetts, and felt discouraged because calisthenics and gymnastics didn't engage his students. What was needed was an indoor wintertime game that combined recreation and competition. One evening he worked out the fundamentals of a game that would quickly catch on. Two peach half-bushel baskets gave the name to the brand new sport in late 1891. Basketball: Its Origin and Development was written by the inventor himself, who was inspired purely by the joy of play. Naismith, born in northern Ontario in 1861, gave up the ministry to preach clean living through sport. He describes Duck on the Rock, a game from his Canadian childhood, the creative reasoning behind his basket game, the eventual refinement of rules and development of equipment, the spread of amateur and professional teams throughout the world, and the growth of women's basketball (at first banned to male spectators because the players wore bloomers). Naismith lived long enough to see basketball included in the Olympics in 1936. Three years later he died, after nearly forty years as head of the physical education department at the University of Kansas. This book, originally published in 1941, carries a new introduction by William J. Baker, a professor of history at the University of Maine, Orono
Physical education( )

in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rules for basket ball by James Naismith( )

15 editions published between 1892 and 2018 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The James Naismith reader : basketball in his own words by James Naismith( )

3 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The James Naismith Reader is a collection of speeches, letters, notes, radio interview transcripts, and original writings from the inventor of basketball, from the original rules in 1891 to an excerpt from the posthumous publication of his book Basketball: Its Origin and Development
Basketball's origins : creative problem solving in the gilded age by James Naismith( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basukettobōru : sono kigen to hatten by James Naismith( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Golden jubilee of basketball souvenir magazine( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rules for basket ball( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basket-ball by James Naismith( Book )

2 editions published between 1894 and 1949 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamentals of basketball by James Naismith( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basket ball for 1893 by James Naismith( Book )

1 edition published in 1893 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Triangle( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

James Naismith collection by D. N Diedrich( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection contains correspondence, speeches, ephemera, and photographs related to James Naismith, the inventor of basketball. Naismith's incoming correspondence includes letters about the history of basketball in locations across Canada and the United States, and his typed speech notes primarily concern the relationship between athletics, morality, and religion
PHYSICAL EDUCATION( Book )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An improved basis for judging and comparing the physical development of children by James Naismith( Book )

1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Personal papers of James Naismith] by James Naismith( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The origin of basket ball by James Naismith( Book )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Basket-ball by James Naismith( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

James Naismith's founding rules of basketball : 10 December 2010( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How basketball started and why it grew so fast by James Naismith( Book )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Basketball : its origin and development
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Alternative Names
Ceyms Neysmit

Džeimss Neismits

Džejms Nejsmit

James Naismith amerikansk idrottstränare och upphovsman till basketsporten

James Naismith amerikansk lege, trener og oppfinner av baskteball

James Naismith Canadees uitvinder (1861-1939)

James Naismith entrenador i innovador canadenc

James Naismith insegnante, allenatore di pallacanestro e inventore canadese

James Naismith insegnante, allenatore di pallacanestro e inventore di nazionalità canadese

James Naismith kanadalainen opettaja

James Naismith kanadano; fondinto de basketbalo

James Naismith kanadischer Arzt und Pädagoge sowie Erfinder der Sportart Basketball

James Naismith kanadischer Arzt und Pädagoge sowie Erfinder der Sportart Basketball (1861-1939)

James Naismith lekarz kanadyjski, twórca zasad koszykówki

James Naismith profesor de educación física y creador del baloncesto

James Naismith professeur de médecine canadien naturalisé américain et inventeur du basket-ball

Τζέιμς Νάισμιθ

Джеймс Нейсмит канадско-американски спортист, изобретател на баскетбола

Джеймс Нейсміт

Нейсмит, Джеймс

Нейсмит, Джеймс создатель баскетбола, канадско-американский писатель, врач и тренер

Џејмс Нејсмит

Ҷеймс Нейсмит

Ջեյմս Նեյսմիթ

ג'יימס נייסמית'

ג'יימס נייסמית' ממציא הכדורסל

جيمس نايسميث

جیمز نای‌اسمیت

ஜேம்ஸ் நெய்ஸ்மித்

ജെയിംസ് നെയ്‌സ്മിത്ത്

เจมส์ ไนสมิท

제임스 네이스미스

ジェームズ・ネイスミス

ジェームズ・ネイスミス カナダ出身の体育教育者、バスケットボール考案者 (1861 - 1939)

ネイスミス, J

占士·納史密夫

詹姆士·奈史密斯

詹姆斯·奈史密斯

Languages
English (116)

Japanese (5)