Splash!: 10,000 Years Of Swimming

June 2, 2020|
Splash!: 10,000 Years Of Swimming by Howard Means
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Choose a stroke and get paddling through the human history of swimming!

From man''s first recorded dip into what''s now the driest spot on earth to the splashing, sparkling pool party in your backyard, humans have been getting wet for 10,000 years. And for most of modern history, swimming has caused a ripple that touches us all--the heroes and the ordinary folk; the real and the mythic.

Splash! dives into Egypt, winds through ancient Greece and Rome, flows mostly underground through the Dark and Middle Ages (at least in Europe), and then reemerges in the wake of the Renaissance before taking its final lap at today''s Olympic games. Along the way, it kicks away the idea that swimming is just about moving through water, about speed or great feats of aquatic endurance, and shows you how much more it can be. Its history offers a multi-tiered tour through religion, fashion, architecture, sanitation and public health, colonialism, segregation and integration, sexism, sexiness, guts, glory, and much, much more.

Unique and compelling, Splash! sweeps across the whole of humankind''s swimming history--and just like jumping into a pool on a hot summer''s day, it has fun along the way.
Howard Means is the author or co-author of ten books, most recently 67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence (Da Capo, 2016). Hailed by the Christian Science Monitor as "one of the most heartbreaking books in memory," 67 Shots is being developed as a feature length film by Everyman Pictures (Jay Roach) and Little Stranger...
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Title:Splash!: 10,000 Years Of SwimmingFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:336 pages, 9.25 X 6.38 X 1.12 inShipping dimensions:336 pages, 9.25 X 6.38 X 1.12 inPublished:2 juin 2020Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0306845660

ISBN - 13:9780306845666

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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