Games People Play!

Games People Play!

United States

Book - 1996
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"Games People Play!" explores through dramatic photographs and riveting text the games, sports, activities, and cultures of the world. Various aspects of a culture are expressed in its games and sports -- from its people, lifestyles, language, celebrations, customs, traditions, rituals, and warfare -- even its politics and religion. And many countries' histories can be traced to games played centuries ago, several of which are still played today.

From gigantic stadiums filled with thousands of cheering fans to lonely mountain tops, Americans pursue sports as diverse as the nation itself. But our country's sports are not just playing games. This book examines the contests we enter, from board games to bunji cord jumping, and how American sports mirrors the vitality, diversity, and inconsistencies present in American society itself.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Childrens, 1996
ISBN: 9780516044422
0516044427
Branch Call Number: JUV 973 BRO 2002
Characteristics: 64p : photos

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