The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game

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Harper Collins, 15‏/05‏/2012 - 400 من الصفحات

Anthropologist John Fox sets off on a worldwide adventure to thefarthest reaches of the globe and the deepest recesses of our ancientpast to answer a question inspired by his sports-loving son:

"Why do we play ball?"

From Mexican jungles to the small-town gridirons of Ohio, frommedieval villages and royal courts to modern soccer pitches andbaseball parks, The Ball explores the little-known origins ofour favorite sports across the centuries, and traces how a simpleinvention like the ball has come to stake an unrivaled claim on ourpassions, our money, and our lives. Equal parts history and travelogue,The Ball removes us from the scandals and commercialism of today'ssports world to uncover the true reasons we play ball, helping us reclaimour universal connection to the games we love.

 

ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة

THE BALL: Discovering the Object of the Game

معاينة المستخدمين  - Kirkus

An anthropologist and freelance journalist debuts with a peripatetic analysis of our ball games—where they came from, how they evolved and why we love them.Fox darts around the globe to show us the ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

المحتوى

WarmUp
Chapter
Chapter
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Home with
Chapter Seven
Back to Basics
Acknowledgments
About the book
Read
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Copyright
حقوق النشر

Chapter Eight

طبعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات

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نبذة عن المؤلف (2012)

John Fox has excavated ancient ball courtsin Central America, traced Marco Polo's route acrossChina, and bicycled Africa's Rift Valley in search ofhuman origins. He has contributed commentary to VermontPublic Radio as well as Smithsonian, Outside, andSalon, among other publications. He lives in Boston.

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