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Ancient Games : : a History of Sports and Gaming

Volant, Iris. Book - 2020 J 796.093 Vo, Kids Book / Nonfiction / Sports & Games / Miscellaneous None on shelf 9 requests on 5 copies Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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Introduction -- Let the games begin -- Ancient Egyptian games -- Mesoamerican games -- Ancient Greek games -- Ancient Roman games -- East Asian games -- Medieval European games -- Viking games -- Ancient games to modern Olympics -- The games go on.
"For as long as humans have been around, cultures across the globe have embraced games--to have fun, to settle disagreements, to win money, and just for exercise as well! Coming to you and your kids just before the Summer 2021 Olympic Games, this lushly illustrated guide gives a thorough introduction to the history of games and sports, from the Aztec god of board games to medieval European jousting and Japanese sumo wrestling. This is for your kids who are fact lovers and can't get enough of sports." -- Amazon.com.
From the birth of the Olympics to the deadly sports of the Mayans, find out the history of the games that have kept people amused for thousands of years in this beautifully illustrated and informative guide. Coming to you and your kids just before the Summer 2020 Olympic Games, this lushly illustrated guide gives a thorough introduction to the history of sports, board games, and so much more. This is for your kids who are fact lovers and can't get enough of sports!

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PUBLISHED
New York Flying Eye Books, 2020.
Year Published: 2020
Description: 61 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781912497768

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Nuovo, Avalon.

SUBJECTS
Sports -- History.
Games -- History.
Olympic games (Ancient) -- History.
Olympics -- History.