The Ball: Rounding the Globe to Uncover the History of Play.pdf

The Ball: Rounding the Globe to Uncover the History of Play

John Fox


Anthropologist John Fox sets off on a worldwide adventure to the farthest reaches of the globe and the deepest recesses of our ancient past 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, from medieval villages and royal courts to modern soccer pitches and baseball parks, The Ball explores the little-known origins of our favorite sports across the centuries, and traces how a simple invention like the ball has come to stake an unrivaled claim on our passions, our money, and our lives. Equal parts history and travelogue, The Ball removes us from the scandals and commercialism of todays sports world to uncover the true reasons we play ball, helping us reclaim our universal connection to the games we love.



Sayfa Sayısı: 336

Baskı Yılı: 2012


Dili: İngilizce
Yayınevi: Harper Perennial

6.03.2020

1.36 MB Tamaño del archivo
9780061881794 ISBN
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The Ball: Rounding the Globe to Uncover the History of Play.pdf

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