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The ball : discovering the object of the game

Author: John Fox
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : FIRST EDITIONView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Fox
ISBN: 9780061881794 0061881791
OCLC Number: 776772255
Description: 373 pages : illustrations ; 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.
Responsibility: John Fox.

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Takes us to the farthest reaches of the globe and the deepest recesses of our ancient past to answer a question asked by every child on Earth: Why do we play ball? This title spins tales of the ball  Read more...
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"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 Read more...

 
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