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Encyclopedia of World Sport [3 volumes, ABC-CLIO first edition]

Encyclopedia of World Sport [3 volumes, ABC-CLIO first edition]

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Lucid and authoritative, this work – called “the newest sporting bible” by The Times of London – covers every Olympic sport, obscure activities such as buzkashi and jousting, and indigenous games in dozens of nations. This set, the original Encyclopedia of World Sport developed for ABC-CLIO by Berkshire Publishing during its days as a book packager, is packed with everything you could possibly want to know about hundreds of sports. Along with detailed information on how sports are played around the world, the Encyclopedia of World Sport explores emotions and issues surrounding the sporting life and looks at sport as an essential part of the human experience. Readers will find fascinating entries on baseball and badminton, tennis and takraw, as well as on an incredible range of activities played around the globe from ancient times up to the present.

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Lucid and authoritative, this work – called “the newest sporting bible” by The Times of London – covers every Olympic sport, obscure activities such as buzkashi and jousting, and indigenous games in dozens of nations.

This set, the original Encyclopedia of World Sport developed for ABC-CLIO by Berkshire Publishing during its days as a book packager, is packed with everything you could possibly want to know about hundreds of sports. Along with detailed information on how sports are played around the world, the Encyclopedia of World Sport explores emotions and issues surrounding the sporting life and looks at sport as an essential part of the human experience. Readers will find fascinating entries on baseball and badminton, tennis and takraw, as well as on an incredible range of activities played around the globe from ancient times up to the present.

In addition to its coverage of individual sports, the Encyclopedia examines the history and evolution of sport as a societal institution as well as the events and influences shaping the contemporary sporting world. Entries provide unique coverage of aggression, ethics, sports psychology, media, law and medicine, the development of women’s sports, and the business and politics of modern sport. The Encyclopedia of World Sport is the definitive reference on the history, practice, and culture of sports throughout the world.

Berkshire went on to develop and independently publish two further editions, but this landmark edition remains a valuable resource and we have a small number of pristine print sets available.

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Editorial Board

Jay Coakley, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Allen Guttmann, Amherst College, Leslie Heywood, State University of New York Binghamton, Gertrud Pfister, University of Copenhagen, Roland Renson, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Allen L. Sack, University of New Haven, Thierry Terret, University of Lyon, Wayne Wilson, Amateur Athletic Foundation

Editor

Karen Christensen, Berkshire Publishing Group, David H. Levinson, Berkshire Publishing Group

Format

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ISBN

9780974309118

Pages

1816

Chinese Title

宝库山世界体育运动百科全书

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