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That's my team! : the history, science, and fun behind sports teams' names

Auteur : Paul Volponi
Éditeur: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Résumé:
"How did author Edgar Allen Poe influence the naming of the NFL's Baltimore Ravens? What major historical events inspired the naming of the Philadelphia 76ers, San Francisco 49ers, and Oklahoma Sooners? And what caused the NBA's Washington Bullets to change their name to the Wizards? In That's My Team! The History, Science, and Fun behind Sports Teams' Names, Paul Volponi shares the answers to these questions and
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Genre/forme: Young adult literature
Juvenile works
Informational works
History
Format – détails additionnels: Online version:
Volponi, Paul, author.
That's my team!
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
(DLC) 2019017640
Type de document: Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Paul Volponi
ISBN: 9781538126738 1538126737
Numéro OCLC: 1081354521
Description: xii, 145 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenu: Intro --
Contents --
Author's Note --
Introduction --
World History --
American History --
Literature, Language, and Mythology --
Music and Pop Culture --
Changing Society: Gender and Race --
The Natural World --
Geography --
Industrial Revolution --
Foreign Studies --
People and Politics --
Marine Sciences and Meteorology --
Electives and Independent Studies --
Challenge Answers --
Notes --
Suggested Readings --
Index --
About the Author
Responsabilité: Paul Volponi.

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This interactive book compels both reluctant and sports-crazed readers to its pages by examining how various teams from a range of sports received their names. Teen and pre-teen readers will gain  Lire la suite...

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Part reference guide, part history, That's My Team is 100% fascinating. A terrific book for sports loving teens-and sports enthusiasts in general. Volponi doesn't just tell you where your favorite Lire la suite...

 
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