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How did sports begin? A look at the origins of man at play

Author: R Brasch
Publisher: New York, McKay [1970]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covers forty-five different sports and explains origins, terminology, determination of equipment and field of play, and influence of religion on sports.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brasch, R. (Rudolph), 1912-
How did sports begin?
New York, McKay [1970]
(OCoLC)575967834
Online version:
Brasch, R. (Rudolph), 1912-
How did sports begin?
New York, McKay [1970]
(OCoLC)604911030
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Brasch
ISBN: 0679501959 9780679501954 0007497557 9780007497553 0007497555
OCLC Number: 62590
Description: x, 434 pages 22 cm
Contents: How did sports begin? --
Archery --
Badminton --
Baseball --
Basketball --
Billiards and Snooker --
Boxing --
Bullfighting --
Cock-fighting --
Cricket --
Croquet --
Curling --
Cycling --
Dog racing --
Fencing --
Football --
Golf --
Hockey --
Horse racing --
Hunting --
Ice Skating --
Jai Alai --
Judo --
Karate --
Lacrosse --
Lawn Bowling --
Motorcycle Speedway Racing --
Mountainering --
Polo --
Racquets --
Roller Skating --
Rowing --
Sailing --
Skiing --
Squash --
Surfing --
Swimming --
Table Tennis (Ping Pong) --
Tennis --
Ten-Pin Bowling --
Trotting --
Water Polo --
Wrestling --
Olympics.
Responsibility: [by] R. Brasch.

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