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10,000 Years of Swimming

Howard Means

Noting that 'the story of swimming is inseparable from the changing world around it', Howard Means explores where, how and why humankind has interacted with water for leisure. Including numerous anecdotes, his witty, well-researched survey ranges from Ancient Greece, where Plato considered that 'a man is not learned until he can read, write and swim', to the achievements of those who pushed the boundaries in the 20th century such as Annette Kellerman and Mark Spitz.
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  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • Year: 2020
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 222x145mm
  • ISBN: 9781911630814
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.6kg
Product code:
520068
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