Sporting Days in Southern India

Being Reminiscences of Twenty Trips in Pursuit of Big Game, Chiefly in the Madras Presidency

Author: Arthur Pollock (Lieutenant-Colonel.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Big game hunting

Page: 252

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Sporting Days

Author: John Taintor Foote

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780836935004

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

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SPORTING DAYS IN SOUTHERN INDI

Author: Arthur J. Osborne Pollock

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781372374357

Category: History

Page: 362

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

SPORTING DAYS & SPORTING WAYS

Author: Ralph 1865-1930 Nevill

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781372647574

Category: History

Page: 380

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

And the Crowd Went Wild

Sporting Days That Thrilled a Nation

Author: Ian Heads,Gary Lester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780980666656

Category: Athletes

Page: 325

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A fresh and incisive view of sport which celebrates the formal beginnings of sport in Australia - 200 years ago. It includes a collection of some of the most unifying and thrilling moments in sport - connecting the reader to the "moment" as no one has attempted before.

Fishless Days, Angling Nights

Classic Stories, Reminiscences, and Lore

Author: Sparse Grey Hackle

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616083395

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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This virtual treasure trove of amusing anecdotes, profound insights, and recollections of fly fishing and camping moments too marvelous (and sometimes too frustrating) to forget resurfaces for its fortieth anniversary. Sparse Grey Hackle's classic is a mixture of sentiment and hilarity. This fortieth anniversary edition--complete with a new introduction by the author's longtime friend, editor, and fellow fisherman, Nick Lyons, is sure to be a favorite of the next generation of fly fishermen and women.

Elite Sport and Sport-for-All

Bridging the Two Cultures?

Author: Richard Bailey,Margaret Talbot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317587987

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 148

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Sport is often perceived as being divided into two separate domains: mass participation and elite . In many countries, policy and funding in these two fields are managed by separate agencies, and investment is often seen as a choice between the two. Elite Sport and Sport-for-All explores the points of connection and sources of tension between elite and mass participation sport. The book’s multi-disciplinary and international line-up of contributors seeks to define, examine, and develop solutions to this problematic relationship. Drawing on research and case studies from around the world—with examples from Denmark, Canada, South Africa and Israel—the book explores key contemporary issues including: does effective talent identification require depth of participation? do elite performances inspire greater participation? the role of the Paralympic movement in mass participation and elite sport; and the economic aspects of their co-existence. The first study of its kind, Elite Sport and Sport-for-All addresses a central dichotomy in sport policy and, as such, is important reading for all students, researchers, policy-makers or administrators working in sport development and policy.

Sindh

Ways and Days : Shikar and Other Memories

Author: Pir Ali Muhammad Rashdi

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195797688

Category: History

Page: 158

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The reader is given a lucid and colourful picture of the favorite pastime of Sindh: Shikar. It is an introduction to the country's renowned marksmen, manner of hunting, and weapons used, interspersed with adventures encountered in all its expert detail, and its importance in the socio-political fabric of the subcontinent.

Six Centuries of Foxhunting

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: M. L. Biscotti

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144224190X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 528

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Hunting literature had its beginnings as early as the fourteenth century, when nobles hunted stag, bear, fox, and other game on horseback. As foxhunting grew in popularity, literary works that covered the sport flourished, as well. In Six Centuries of Foxhunting: An Annotated Bibliography, M. L. Biscotti has compiled all books produced in Great Britain and the United States that pertain to, or mention, foxhunting with hounds. Arranged alphabetically by author, more than 2000 titles are included. Each entry features details such as place and year of publication, publisher, book size, page count, illustrations, and binding. Nearly every title is also annotated with a description of the book’s contents, and biographical sketches are provided for the most notable authors. Narratives, histories, illustrated works, verse, fiction, and even anti-hunting literature all have their place in this volume. Six Centuries of Foxhunting also features more than thirty images of book covers and foxhunting illustrations. With appendixes that contain author, title, and illustrator time lines, and separate author and title indexes, this comprehensive bibliography is a valuable resource for researchers, book dealers and collectors, and foxhunters.

Sport’s Relationship with Other Leisure Industries

Historical Perspectives

Author: Dion Georgiou,Benjamin Litherland

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315404699

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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This innovative and timely volume of essays critically interrogates the shared histories between sport and a variety of leisure, entertainment and cultural pursuits. Sport’s Relationship with Other Leisure Industries: Historical Perspectives spans the bowling greens of early modern England to the postmodern exhibition halls of contemporary Las Vegas, and considers examples from Europe, North America and India. Utilizing a range of historical methods and sources, they describe how sport has interacted with a broad range of leisure forms, including tourism, shopping, theatre, circus, carnival and film. The collection takes into account the economic, cultural, geographic and political interactions sport has forged and poses a series of questions: about how sport has been forged in contemporary consumer capitalism; about the manner in which it has been shaped by space and place; and the ways in which entrepreneurs, sportspeople and artists have represented sporting competition. The collection will help both students and scholars conceptualise sporting networks, and will be of interest to those working in multiple fields. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in History.

Sport, Time and Society (RLE Sports Studies)

The British at Play

Author: Dennis Brailsford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131768222X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

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This volume traces the rise and transformation of organized sport and its impact on social patterns and gender roles. Stressing the essential continuity of the sporting experience, the author shows the changing tempo of sport through the ages and explores the broader effects of the time element on the nature and style of sporting activities. The book covers current issues such as soccer hooliganism , government intervention in sport, and the influence of television on sport.

Relentless

Seven Marathons, Seven Continents, Seven Days

Author: David Gething

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144226053X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 230

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The World Marathon Challenge—seven marathons on seven continents in seven days—is the ultimate race for adventurous runners. It tests the athletes to their limits, going from biting cold Antarctic conditions one day to dry desert heat another. To survive the onslaught of sensations—fear, fatigue, depression, elation—takes a special sort of determination and strength of will. Few would voluntarily take on such a challenge, and fewer still would finish it. Relentless: Seven Marathons, Seven Continents, Seven Days is David Gething’s amazing story of his journey from a middle-aged couch potato to a World Marathon champion. Gething gives a deeply personal and candid view of what it is like to compete in one of the most demanding amateur sporting events on the planet, including the sacrifices made just to get to the start of the race and what it takes to win. He describes in detail each individual contest—originating in Antarctica and ending in Australia a week later—and the physical, emotional, and psychological sides of this grueling, multi-day stage race. Far from just depicting the event itself, Gething also delves into the interpersonal relationships, rivalries, and bonds that form on this adventure that is like no other. Featuring photographs taken during the event from Gething’s personal collection, and including private emails to and from the author and his family and friends, Relentless gives a truly unique and intimate view into the inner workings of this punishing ultra-endurance battle. Marathon runners, sporting enthusiasts, and anyone with a dream and a determination to succeed despite the odds will find Gething’s journey a fascinating and inspiring story.

Pedestrianism

When Watching People Walk Was America's Favorite Spectator Sport

Author: Matthew Algeo

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613744005

Category: History

Page: 272

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Strange as it sounds, during the 1870s and 1880s, America’s most popular spectator sport wasn’t baseball, football, or horseracing—it was competitive walking. Inside sold-out arenas, competitors walked around dirt tracks almost nonstop for six straight days (never on Sunday), risking their health and sanity to see who could walk the farthest—more than 500 miles. These walking matches were as talked about as the weather, the details reported in newspapers and telegraphed to fans from coast to coast. This long-forgotten sport, known as pedestrianism, spawned America’s first celebrity athletes and opened doors for immigrants, African Americans, and women. But along with the excitement came the inevitable scandals, charges of doping and insider gambling, and even a riot in 1879. Pedestrianism chronicles competitive walking’s peculiar appeal and popularity, its rapid demise, and its enduring influence.

The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports

Author: Stuart Miller

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618574803

Category: History

Page: 532

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A sports journalist pays tribute to great moments in New York sports history in an illustrated survey that ranks the top one hundred events that transformed American sports, from an 1823 horse race that pitted the North against the South, to Lou Gehrig's farewell speech, to the Ali-Frazier fight at the Garden, covering all of the city's storied franchises and more.