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|Description:||373, 16 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.|
|Contents:||Prologue : warm-up --
Play ball --
From skirmish to scrum --
Advantage, king --
Sudden death in the new world --
The creator's game --
Home, with joy --
Played in America --
Nothing new under the sun --
Epilogue : back to basics.
From the jungles of Mexico to the farm country of Ohio, this history of the ball and the evolution of human play and civilization follows the author, an anthropologist, as he explores the untold history of our favorite ball games.
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