The Sporting Life: Victorian Sports and Games

Victorian Sports and Games

Author: Nancy Fix Anderson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313071489

Category: History

Page: 213

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This lively and intriguing study looks at the way sports both reflected and shaped Victorian society. • Excerpts from 19th-century English writings on sports allow the Victorians speak in their own words about the meaning of sports in their lives • Illuminating and entertaining illustrations of many aspects of Victorian sports include humorous spoofs on sports from Punch magazine • A glossary explains the sometimes arcane terms used in Victorian sports

The Big Win

Learning from the Legends to Become a More Successful Investor

Author: Stephen L. Weiss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470916109

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

View: 4406


Profiles legendary investors and highlights their investment strategies, revealing their methods for acquiring wealth and advising on how to avoid making pedestrian mistakes.

MTV England

Author: Olivia Edward,Genevieve Cortinovis,James Eggleton,Youyoung Lee,Ashley Hermitage

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0764587730

Category: Travel

Page: 688

View: 8724


A quirky, entertaining, and insightful collection of hip travel guides for young travelers brings a fresh perspective to Old World destinations to offer helpful tips on the hottest cities and regions, accommodations, and eateries for a variety of budgets, the hottest things to see and do, detailed city maps, activities and nightlife, outdoor adventures, and no-cost museums, complementary entertainment, and free bar food.

Gender, Sport, Science

Selected writings of Roberta J. Park

Author: J. A. Mangan,Patricia Vertinsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317968425

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 4622


Roberta J. Park has been throughout her distinguished career a scholar with a mission - to win academic recognition of the significance of the body in culture and cultures. Her scholarship has earned her global esteem in the disciplines of Physical Education and Sports Studies for its penetrating insights. This selection of her writings is a well-deserved tribute to her interpretive originality, her intellectual acuity and her ability to inspire colleagues and students. To explore unexplored patterns has been her extraordinary strength. The result has been continual originality of insight. These writings are thus a unique compilation of scholastic creativity of major interest to scholars and students in Sports Studies, Physical Education, Health Studies, Sociology and Social Psychology. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.