Ball Discovering the Object of the Game
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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Rolling Heads and Pigskins 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?"Inspired by the curiosity of his sports-obsessed 8-year-old son, anthropologist John Fox sets off on a global adventure to explore the untold history of our favorite ball games, investigate their origins and evolutionary tracks, and discern how one of humanity's simplest inventions—the humble, ubiquitous ball—has staked an unrivaled claim on our history, our passions, our money, and our lives.From the jungles of Mexico to the farm country of Ohio, from the courts of the ancient Pharaohs to the virtual More...
|From Skirmish to Scrum|
|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|
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