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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
Size: 57.75 MB
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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.

Math Through The Ages

Author: William P. Berlinghoff
Publisher: MAA
ISBN: 9780883857366
Size: 63.16 MB
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An informal and accessible overview of the history of mathematics.

The Ages Of American Law

Author: Grant Gilmore
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030021104X
Size: 18.88 MB
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Following its publication in 1974, Grant Gilmore's compact portrait of the development of American law from the eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century became a classic. In this new edition, the portrait is brought up to date with a new chapter by Philip Bobbitt that surveys the trajectory of American law since the original publication. Bobbitt also provides a Foreword on Gilmore and the celebrated lectures that inspired The Ages of American Law. "Sharp, opinionated, and as pungent as cheddar."—New Republic "This book has the engaging qualities of good table talk among a group of sophisticated and educated friends—given body by broad learning and a keen imagination and spiced with wit."—Willard Hurst

Up And Running With Autocad 2017

Author: Elliot Gindis
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128110597
Size: 18.92 MB
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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2017: 2D and 3D Drawing and Modeling presents Gindis’ combination of step-by-step instruction, examples, and insightful explanations. The emphasis from the beginning is on core concepts and practical application of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture, and design. Equally useful in instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference, the book is written with the user in mind by a long-time AutoCAD professional and instructor based on what works in the industry and the classroom. Strips away complexities and reduces AutoCAD to easy-to-understand basic concepts Teaches only what is essential in operating AutoCAD, thereby immediately building student confidence Fully covers the essentials of both 2D and 3D in one affordable easy to read volume Presents basic commands in a documented, step-by-step guide on what to type in and how AutoCAD responds Includes several complementary video lectures by the author that accompany both 2D and 3D sections

Revolutions In Communication

Author: Bill Kovarik
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 144118550X
Size: 80.36 MB
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The rise of the Information Age, the fall of the traditional media, and the bewildering explosion of personal information services are all connected to the historical chain of communications' revolutions. We need to understand these revolutions because they influence our present and future as much as any other trend in history. And we need to understand them not simply on a national basis - an unstable foundation for history in any event - but rather as part of the emergent global communications network. Unlike most of the current texts in the field, Revolutions in Communication is an up-to-date resource, expanding upon contemporary scholarship. It provides students and teachers with detailed sidebars about key figures, technical innovations, global trends, and social movements, as well as supplemental reading materials, and a fully supportive companion website. Revolutions in Communication is an authoritative introduction to the history of all branches of media.

Encyclopedia Of Television Shows 1925 Through 2010 2d Ed

Author: Vincent Terrace
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786486414
Size: 23.98 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.

Building Running A Successful Research Business

Author: Mary Ellen Bates
Publisher: Information Today, Inc.
ISBN: 9780910965620
Size: 60.28 MB
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In this how-to guide for information brokers, Bates (a business researcher) offers advice for those interested in starting and running an independent research firm. She explains every aspect of the project, from starting the business and attracting clients, to conducting research. Annotation (c) Boo

The Cultural Encyclopedia Of Baseball 2d Ed

Author: Jonathan Fraser Light
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476617449
Size: 16.32 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.