Title The Encyclopaedia of Sports, 4 Vols
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd.
8121202760 / 9788121202763
Seller ID 105845
Wildlifeenty of Books on Sports are available in the market, but most of them are only Elementary reading. Quite a few pretend to be encyclopaedias, but are really not so. A comprehensive sports encyclopaedia, therefore, is the need of the hour. This well-knitted work fulfils the need to a large degree. The world of Sports undergoes changes like customs, habits and modes of amusement. The rules of games, too, are changed from time to time. Cricket, for examples, has been completely revolutionized during the last five decades. Women now Play hockey, lawn tennis, Football and a number of sports which they did not play earlier. Many popular sports of the present Stage of world sports and therefore deserves a place in any encyclopaedia. This work ensures that nothing is left out by the editors in this multi-voluminous study. For any wide-ranging discussion on sports, scores of experts must collaborate. Each contributor has his own field of specialization. Luckily the editors of these volumes have received cooperation of some of the best sports historians and commentators. All the contributions have carefully checked and corrected by other experts. The scope of the work is very wide and includes articles on subjects which thought not sports in themselves are connected with it. Such are, for instance, ‘First aid’, ‘Taxidermy’ and ‘Veterinary Work’, etc. An elabi orate Study of Natural History and Wildlife is incorporated in this encyclopaedia. For Hunting and bird-watching this encyclopaedia can serve as an excellent guidebook. In these volumes, without any sacrificeof accuracy or Technical details, a lighter Style has been adopted. This scholarly technique makes the subject lively and the reading easy and interesting even to common readers. Beautiful photographs, line Drawings and sketches enhance the value of this work. This first and only real encyclopaedia will serve the intellectual and information need of sports associations, sports authorities, sports associations, sports writers, sports-editorsand very many sportspersons and sports enthusiasts.Printed Pages: 1328.
The Encyclopaedia of Sports, (4 Vols) Hedley Peek