This momentous four-volume work examines and details the cultural aspects of sport and how sport pervasively reflects--and affects--myriad aspects of American society from the early 1900s to the present day. Written in a straightforward, readable manner, the entries cover both historical and contemporary aspects of sport and American culture. Unlike purely historical encyclopedias on sports, the contributions within these volumes cover related subject matter such as poetry, novels, music, films, plays, television shows, art and artists, mythologies, artifacts, and people.
While this encyclopedia set is ideal for general readers who need information on the diverse aspects of sport in American culture for research purposes or are merely reading for enjoyment, the detailed nature of the entries will also prove useful as an initial source for scholars of sport and American culture. Each entry provides a number of both print and online resources for further investigation of the topic.
Itas Sports and Good Nutrition Day for the fifth grade at Cam Jansenas school Cam and her friends are going to Franklin Park to run races, play soccer and baseball, and have a picnic lunch. They are all walking to the park when a local bakery is robbed. Cam must use her photographic memory to help the police. But meanwhile, she has races to run Then, when the soccer ball goes missing in the middle of a game, Cam is on the case And, later, Cam and her classmates are playing baseball when all of the gloves are taken. Who could have stolen them? Cam Jansen is going to have to click her way into solving thisaand all three of the dayas mysteries
Simple text and photograph illustrations demonstrate the colors found in sports, including the colorful uniforms used in team sports to show the differences between sides, the green of a ball field, and the red of a boxer's gloves.