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Sports around the world : history, culture, and practice

Author: John Nauright; Charles Parrish
Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA : Abc-Clio, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sports around the world.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2012
(DLC) 2011047997
(OCoLC)729344518
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Nauright; Charles Parrish
ISBN: 9781598843019 159884301X
OCLC Number: 903612127
Awards: Winner of Best Reference of 2012 2013 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (xlv, 474 pages) : illustrations
Contents: V. 1. General topics, Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Oceania --
v. 2. British Isles and Europe --
v. 3. Latin America and North America --
v. 4. Olympic medalists and winners and champions of major world sporting events.
Responsibility: John Nauright, Charles Parrish, editors.

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"With more than 200 international contributors, this mammoth collection of some 800 essays and entries discusses and dissects the world of sports. . . . Summing Up: Recommended." - Choice

 
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