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    Sports and Games of the Ancients (Sports and Games Through History) (Hardback) By (author) Steve Craig


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    DescriptionDivided according to 7 geopolitical regions of the world, Sports and Games of the Ancients describes the sports, games, and play of our earliest ancestors. Their need for survival in often hostile conditions enable them to develop skills such as long distance running or archery, and these skills were then practiced in friendly competitions that evolved into our modern day marathons and Olympic events. Covering such games as Africa's mancala and senet, the martial arts of Asia, the log run and Tejo of Latin America, and the boomerang and surfing of Oceania, this volume provides a solid picture of the sports and games of our ancient ancestors.

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    Sports and Games of the Ancients
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steve Craig
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 296
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 568 g
    ISBN 13: 9780313316005
    ISBN 10: 0313316007

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    BIC subject category V2: WS, JFCA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 40, 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO019000, HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDA
    BISAC V2.8: SPO002000
    DC22: 796/.093
    LC classification: GV17 .C73 2002
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 796.093
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: S, JBCC1, NHTB
    Illustrations note
    Imprint name
    Greenwood Press
    Publication date
    30 June 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    .,."A good introductory reference source on major games and sports played all over the world in ancient times.... An excellent resource for teachers who want to liven up their history lesson plans....Recommended especially for public libraries, as well as college or curriculum collections needing a concise introduction to sports and games."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
    Table of contents
    Introduction Africa Asia Europe Latin America Middle East North America Oceania Bibliography