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World History Of Highland Games

Author : David Webster
ISBN : 1906307482
Genre : History
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Uncovering the true origins behind today’s traditions, Webster details the development of the gatherings from ancient Celtic roots to current international status.
Category: History

Sports Around The World History Culture And Practice 4 Volumes

Author : John Nauright
ISBN : 9781598843019
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 78.34 MB
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This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports. • Nearly 900 entries cover most aspects of sport from around the world • Contributions from more than 200 distinguished scholars, such as Mark Dyreson, Henning Eichberg, Malcolm MacLean, S.W. Pope, and Rob Ruck • Entries on players, stadiums, arenas, famous games and matches, major scandals, and disasters • Lists of Olympic medalists for all events since 1896 as well as lists of winners of major events such as the FIFA World Cup and MLB World Series • Further reading selections provide direction for in-depth analysis of each event, sport, personality, or issue discussed
Category: Sports & Recreation

Sports In World History

Author : David G. McComb
ISBN : 9780415318129
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This lively and clear survey provides a wide-ranging overview of the history of modern sports, covering such topics as: why human beings are athletes how the major modern sports came about and how they spread throughout the world with the help of enthusiastic individuals, sports organizations, the YMCA and the Olympic movement discussions of some of the most popular of the 300 modern world sports including: soccer, basketball, baseball, cricket, table tennis, tennis, Formula One racing, golf, swimming, skiing, volleyball, track and field, boxing, judo and cycling the history of both western and non-western sports in depth, as well as the increasing globalization of sports today the challenges facing the world of sports today, such as commercialization and the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Sports historians and cultural studies students will all find this book gives a fascinating and invaluable insight into the world of sport through history.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Games A Global History Of The Olympics

Author : David Goldblatt
ISBN : 9780393254112
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“A people’s history of the Olympics.”—New York Times Book Review A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year The Games is best-selling sportswriter David Goldblatt’s sweeping, definitive history of the modern Olympics. Goldblatt brilliantly traces their history from the reinvention of the Games in Athens in 1896 to Rio in 2016, revealing how the Olympics developed into a global colossus and highlighting how they have been buffeted by (and affected by) domestic and international conflicts. Along the way, Goldblatt reveals the origins of beloved Olympic traditions (winners’ medals, the torch relay, the eternal flame) and popular events (gymnastics, alpine skiing, the marathon). And he delivers memorable portraits of Olympic icons from Jesse Owens to Nadia Comaneci, the Dream Team to Usain Bolt.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Highland Games Highlights 2013

Author : Francis William Brebner
ISBN : 1499119720
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Highland games Highlights 2013: Covers the history of the sport and also each of the different throwing disciplines such as Stone Putting, Weight Throwing, Weight over the bar, Hammer Throwing and Caber Tossing. Cover results from many International Highland games and Major IHGF World Highland Games Championships, IHGF World & European Highland games etc. 456 pages in black and white, Pictures of International Highland games and Stone lifting athletes in action.

The Scottish Highland Games In America

Author : Emily Ann Donaldson
ISBN : 1565545605
Genre : Religion
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"This is a work of great value to all who seek knowledge of Scottish-American events, and who wish to understand what surely must be one of the most interesting, colorful, and evident ethnic occurrences in the U.S."-W. R. McLeodvice-chairman, Dunvegan FoundationClan McLeod "The author's enthusiasm for the Scottish Highland Games, and indeed her expertise, are reflected in this long-awaited work. All who are interested in the story of this enduring and popular festival will be grateful to Ann Donaldson for her conscientious research. It is a fine tribute to those Americans of Scottish descent who have contributed to keep this unique aspect of their culture vibrantly alive in the New World."-Gerald Redmondauthor of The Sporting Scots of Nineteenth Century Canada Discover the Scottish Highland Games, celebrated in over thirty U.S. states every year. Participants compete in the caber toss, Highland dancing, piping and drumming, fiddling, and many more competitive and non-competitive events. The Scottish Highland Games in America recognizes the players and events that keep the modern Games alive and exciting. Readers will discover the history of the Games, rooted in Scotland and celebrated in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries where Scots have settled. A complete state-by-state listing of the Games and their events is also provided. ABOUT THE AUTHOREmily Ann Donaldson is a devoted Games fan, a participant in Scottish country dancing, and a member of several Scottish associations.
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Behemoth Power Training For Strength Athletes

Author : Daniel McKim
ISBN : 9781499791129
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 71.60 MB
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More than 10 years in the making, Behemoth sets out to make you just that: a Behemoth. Developed by multi-time world and national Scottish Highland Games champion Daniel McKim, this program is not for the unmotivated, but the athlete looking to take his/her training and athletic performance to new arenas. Should you choose to embark on this 14 week journey, know that when the fog clears, you'll arise the most explosive, athletic and strongest you've ever been. Inside you lurks a Behemoth.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Scottish Ethnicity And The Making Of New Zealand Society 1850 1930

Author : Tanja Bueltmann
ISBN : 9780748688777
Genre : Social Science
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This book makes an original contribution to the growing body of knowledge on the Scots abroad, presenting a coherent and comprehensive account of the Scottish immigrant experience in New Zealand.
Category: Social Science

Celtic Culture A Celti

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ISBN : 9781851094400
Genre : Civilization, Celtic
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Category: Civilization, Celtic

Between The Cartwheels

Author : Lawrence Winkler
ISBN : 9780991694129
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the summer of 1980, a maverick young doctor gave it all up, to hitchhike around the world. The first part of his odyssey took him down through South America and up through Africa, accompanied by his mythical hunter companion, Orion. Between the Cartwheels is the sequel to that cartwheel, his vision quest continuing now, on the European Grand Tour adventure of a lifetime.
Category: Biography & Autobiography