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The ball : discovering the object of the game

Author: John Fox
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
From the jungles of Mexico to the farm country of Ohio, this history of the ball and the evolution of human play and civilization follows the author, an anthropologist, as he explores the untold history of our favorite ball games.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fox, John.
New York : Harper Perennial ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Fox
ISBN: 9780062101624 0062101625
OCLC Number: 795523236
Description: 1 online resource (373, 16 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Prologue : warm-up --
Play ball --
From skirmish to scrum --
Advantage, king --
Sudden death in the new world --
The creator's game --
Home, with joy --
Played in America --
Nothing new under the sun --
Epilogue : back to basics.
Responsibility: John Fox.


Takes us to the farthest reaches of the globe and the deepest recesses of our ancient past to answer a question asked by every child on Earth: Why do we play ball? This title spins tales of the ball  Read more...


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"Anybody who has ever thrown, caught, bounced, hit (or whiffed) a ball will mightily enjoy John Fox's stories of where all these balls came from, and why, from our earliest days, they have been such Read more...

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