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Encyclopedia of world sport

Encyclopedia of world sport

Levinson, David, 1947-; Christensen, Karen

This monumental three-volume work provides a historical and crosscultural survey of sports from around the world, together with articles on topics such as violence, ritual, and legal and medical aspects of sport

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Oxford: ABC-Clio, 1997
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Statement of responsibility: editors, David Levinson, Karen Christensen
ISBN: 0874368197, 9780874368192
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 3 v. (1,400p.) : ill. ; 28 cm.
Subject: Sports Encyclopedias.

Author note

David L. Levinson is academic vice president at Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ.

Karen Christensen is a professional writer and editor working in the United States and Britain.


"It will help readers understand not only the games people play, but those games' broader social, political, and economic significance." - Rettig on Reference (||"Spanning the wide world of sports, this encyclopedia is certain to be your most popular reference acquisition of the year. The emphasis here is global … For all libraries." - Library Journal