BooksDirect
Cheap Library Books Sale

Splash!

Buy Splash! from BooksDirect
Hardback
Published: July 2020
For Ages:
Retail Price: $39.99
$31.99
YOU Save: $8.00  (20.0%)
Temporarily out of stock Available to Order: 7 to 10 business days depending on publishers availability

Quantity:
Author: Howard Means
BIC Subject: Swimming & diving
Published By: Atlantic
 
Published: 21-Jul-2020
Format: Hardback, pages,
ISBN: 9781911630814
Stock Code: 1630814
Product Description
 
A global history of swimming, from humankind's first dip in what is now the driest spot on earth to the 2020 Olympics.A global history of swimming, from humankind's first dip in what is now the driest spot on earth to the 2020 Olympics.
Splash! weaves a 10,000-year-old tale that begins in a bone-dry cave in the remote southwest corner of Egypt, winds its way through ancient Greece and Rome, flows mostly underground through the Dark and Middle Ages, and then reemerges in the wake of the Renaissance before ending on the runway of the Tokyo Olympics.

But swimming is also about more than feats of aquatic endurance or the terror of the bottomless deep. Its history offers a multi-tiered tour through religion, fashion low and high, architecture, sanitation and public health, colonialism, segregation and integration, sexism, sexiness, guts, glory and much, much more.

Unique and compulsive, Splash! sweeps across the whole of humankind's swimming history, with great wit and humour.
 
Other Items That May Interest You...