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Running Through The Ages 2d Ed

Author: Edward S. Sears
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476620865
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Blurbs and reviews of the first edition: “By the nature of its far-flung and encompassing history of running, Ed Sears’ work is an excellent textbook of the lore, legend and history of running through the ages. I recommend this book as a resource for fans, coaches and aspiring runners.”--Jim Ryun, three time Olympian and former WR holder in the mile and 1500; “A lively and accurate account! I believe anyone reading this book will come away with the feeling they were there at the races and saw running history.”--Bill Rodgers, four time winner of Boston & New York Marathons; “well-researched and easily readable history...useful pictures”--Choice; “fascinating book...exhilarating...extremely well documented and a pleasure to read”--Olympic Review; “compelling biographical information...valuable historical and biographical information...recommend[ed]”--The Roanoke Times; “remarkable…rich in incident and character, much of it never seen in book form before...marvelous collection of rare illustrations...excellent index and bibliography...a book to treasure...fascinating”--Track Stats; “the definitive history of man’s urge to run both long and fast...great detail...[an] epic work...many...surprises await readers of this fine book...anyone interested in the evolution of the sport should run to their favorite bookstore--fast”--Road Race Management; “starts with running by pre-humans 5 million years ago, and ends with a look into the future of running...a valuable historic contribution”--Syracuse Post Standard; “an informative, enjoyable and completely definitive history of footracing...a sprint through history...crammed with wonderful short stories...magnificent photographs...thorough...great quotes, fascinating stories, superb illustrations...a wonderful jog down memory lane”--Athletics Weekly. Beginning with prehumans running down prey, this book describes how ancient, medieval and modern runners have come to run ever faster. Writers of antiquity left few detailed accounts of running but in the early 1800s detailed accounts of running feats and matches appeared in newspapers, journals and books. Nineteenth century pioneers like George Seward, Harry Hutchens, Walter George and Bernie Wefers are here given long-deserved recognition. The six-day Go-as-You-Please races of the 1870s and 1880s--featuring running's first great female performer, Amy Howard--are discussed. Twentieth century luminaries Helen Stephens, Jesse Owens, Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zatopek, Bob Hayes, Abebe Bikila and Joan Benoit-Samuelson are included, along with the Bunion Derby races of 1928-1929. New material for this revised and expanded second edition includes coverage of the 1970s running boom, women marathon pioneers, the impact of drugs on running, and the feats of 21st century runners such as Usain Bolt, Paula Radcliffe and Haile Gebrselassie.

Running Through The Ages

Author: Edward S. Sears
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786450770
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"Here is the first comprehensive history of running, from prehuman times through the year 2000. Beginning with an exploration of how human anatomy evolved to make possible the running down of prey, it moves on through racing in the ancient world and the Middle Ages, the coming of "pedestrians" (professional runners) in the nineteenth century, the rise of amateur running in events like the Olympics, and the era of the modern superstar runners. Rich with illustrations and detailed information, this book is an excellent resource for anyone with an interest in the facts, legends, and lore of running."--BOOK JACKET.

Encyclopedia Of Television Shows 1925 Through 2010 2d Ed

Author: Vincent Terrace
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786486414
Size: 64.39 MB
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This fully updated and expanded edition covers over 10,200 programs, making it the most comprehensive documentation of television programs ever published. In addition to covering the standard network and cable entertainment genres, the book also covers programs generally not covered elsewhere in print (or even online), including Internet series, aired and unaired pilot films, erotic series, gay and lesbian series, risqué cartoons and experimental programs from 1925 through 1945.

The Cultural Encyclopedia Of Baseball 2d Ed

Author: Jonathan Fraser Light
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476617449
Size: 57.30 MB
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More than any other sport, baseball has developed its own niche in America’s culture and psyche. Some researchers spend years on detailed statistical analyses of minute parts of the game, while others wax poetic about its players and plays. Many trace the beginnings of the civil rights movement in part to the Major Leagues’ decision to integrate, and the words and phrases of the game (for example, pinch-hitter and out in left field) have become common in our everyday language. From AARON, HENRY onward, this book covers all of what might be called the cultural aspects of baseball (as opposed to the number-rich statistical information so widely available elsewhere). Biographical sketches of all Hall of Fame players, owners, executives and umpires, as well as many of the sportswriters and broadcasters who have won the Spink and Frick awards, join entries for teams, owners, commissioners and league presidents. Advertising, agents, drafts, illegal substances, minor leagues, oldest players, perfect games, retired uniform numbers, superstitions, tripleheaders, and youngest players are among the thousands of entries herein. Most entries open with a topical quote and conclude with a brief bibliography of sources for further research. The whole work is exhaustively indexed and includes over 120 photographs.

Math Through The Ages

Author: William P. Berlinghoff
Publisher: MAA
ISBN: 9780883857366
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An informal and accessible overview of the history of mathematics.

Understanding Depression 2d Ed

Author: Paul R. Robbins
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786435429
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"Written in an easy-to-read manner, the book examines the disorder's demographic, biological, and psychological aspects, considers its antecedents in childhood experiences, evaluates stress in bringing on depression, and looks at it's relation to alcoholand drug abuse. The latter part is devoted to treatment, providing thorough discussions of antidepressant medicines, psychotherapy, and electroconvulsive therapy"--Provided by publisher.

Best Movie Scenes

Author: Sanford Levine
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786470917
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When movie fans talk about their favorite films, they most often mention one or two particular scenes that they never tire of watching. This witty and engaging volume catalogs more than 500 of the most memorable scenes in movie history. Organized by theme, it recounts the best scenes featuring everything from accountants and adoption to whistling and windows. This diverting work proves to be an indispensable guide for anyone who has ever used a movie reference to illustrate a point or express their feelings.

An Introduction To World Cinema 2d Ed

Author: Aristides Gazetas
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786451241
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"Scholarly...excellent."--The Midwest Book Review "The finest book to supplement an introductory film course designed to help college students better understand the significance of the motion picture."--Rogue Cinema "Offers critical essays by film scholars...the best film text currently available...the quintessential study guide."--The Current. Motion pictures are more than just entertainment. In film studies courses in colleges and universities worldwide, students and professors explore the social, political, technological and historical implications of cinema. This textbook provides two things: the history of film as an art form and an analysis of its impact on society and politics. Chapters are arranged chronologically, covering the major developments in film, like the advent of talkies or the French New Wave. Each era is examined in the context of several exemplary films commonly viewed in film studies courses. Thus students can watch Birth of a Nation and Intolerance while studying the innovations made by D.W. Griffith from 1910 to 1919. The scope is global, embracing the cinematic traditions of Asia, Latin America and Africa, as well as the ever important American and European output. Thoughtful articles from film scholars are included. The flexible structure of the text allows a variety of options for classroom use or personal study.