Splash!

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A global history of swimming, from humankind's first dip in what is now the driest spot on earth to the modern Olympic Games." 9781911216650," A glorious update of a modern classic - full of colourful recipes that evoke Italian life at its most enticing,

A global history of swimming, from humankind's first dip in what is now the driest spot on earth to the modern Olympic Games. 

From the first recorded dip into what's now the driest spot on earth to the recreational swimmers in your local pool, humans have been getting wet for 10,000 years. And for most of modern history, swimming has caused a ripple that touches us all. 

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 re-emerges in the wake of the Renaissance before taking its final lap at the modern Olympic Games. Along the way, it kicks away the idea that swimming is just about speed or great feats of aquatic endurance, revealing how its history spans religion, fashion, architecture, public health, colonialism, segregation, sexism, sexiness, guts, glory and much, much more. 

As refreshing as jumping into a pool on a hot summer's day, Splash! sweeps across the whole of humankind's swimming history with an irrepressible enthusiasm that will make you crave your next dip. 

(9781911630838)

SKU 9781911630838
Barcode # 9781911630838
Brand Allen & Unwin
Artist / Author Howard Means (author)
Shipping Weight 0.5000kg
Shipping Width 0.020m
Shipping Height 0.198m
Shipping Length 0.230m
Unit Of Measure each
Number of pages 336

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