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Splash!: 10,000 Years of Swimming

Splash!: 10,000 Years of Swimming (Paperback, Export / Airside)

By Means, Howard

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    21 Jul 20

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.
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ISBN 9781911630821
Released AU 21 Jul 2020
Publisher Atlantic Books
Format Paperback, Export/Airside
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ISBN-13 9781911630821
Stock Release date is 21 July 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Atlantic Books
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Released 21 Jul 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Export/Airside
Edition Export/Airside
Author(s) By Means, Howard
Category World History
Swimming & Diving
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 797.2109
Weight 375g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Water Sports
ONIX Text General/trade