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Skis in the art of war

Author: K B E E Eimeleus; William D Frank; E John B Allen
Publisher: Ithaca : Northern Illinois University Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: NIU series in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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K.B.E.E. Eimeleus was ahead of his time with his advocacy of ski training in the Russian armed forces. Employing terminology never before used in Russian to describe movements with which few were familiar, Skis in the Art of War gives a breakdown of the latest techniques at the time from Scandinavia and Finland. Eimeleus's work is an early and brilliant example of knowledge transfer from Scandinavia to Russia within  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Eimeleus, K.B.E.E., 1882-1935.
Skis in the art of war.
Ithaca : Northern Illinois University Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2019023299
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K B E E Eimeleus; William D Frank; E John B Allen
ISBN: 9781501747427 1501747428 9781501747410 150174741X
OCLC Number: 1104870957
Notes: "Translation of 1912 text. Author employs terminology that had never been used in Russian language texts to describe skiing movements and practices with which few were familiar at the time. The book gives a breakdown of the latest techniques at the time from Scandinavia and Finland"--Provided by publisher.
Awards: Winner of Ullr Award 2019 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (xxxix, 246 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The hygienic and physiological significance of skiing --
A short outline of skiing history --
The evolution of skis --
Various types of skis --
Material for skis --
Fabrication of skis --
Upkeep and preservation of skis --
Repairing skis --
The effect of snow on skis and how they run --
Poles --
Methods of attaching skis and footwear for fkiing --
Clothing --
Ski-running : its history, theory, method, and technique --
Riding behind a horse --
Riding with a sail --
Turning in place --
Hill climbing --
Mountain descent --
The pole as a brake --
Skis as a brake --
Turns on the move --
The proper execution of jumps --
A chronicle of ski competitions --
Systematic instruction of skiing in the military --
Instruction of ski detachments with marching and company : battle formation, referencing "Infantry drill regulations" --
Suggested schedule of ski instruction in the military --
Essential rules for skiers on the march --
"Stunts" and ski games --
General setup of ski competitions --
Scoring and rules of ski competitions --
Significance and application of ski detachments in time of war --
Conclusion --
Main Gymnastics-Fencing School Press --
The "Sportsmen" Company St. Petersburg.
Series Title: NIU series in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies.
Other Titles: Lyzhi v voennom dele.
Responsibility: K.B.E.E. Eimeleus ; translation and commentary by William D. Frank with E. John B. Allen.

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