Tracing the evolution of polo from its origins in Central Asia to its current manifestation as a professional sport that attracts wealthy sponsors and patrons, this sociological study examines how polo has changed according to the economic and cultural differences of the nations and continents where it is played. One hundred historic and modern photographs are included.
Though polo is commonly associated with Britain and South America, the sport also enjoys a strong following in the United States. This comprehensive history describes the evolution of polo in the U.S., from its beginnings in a New York City riding academy in 1876 to the 2010 Open Championship held in Florida. The principal early players and the first polo clubs are covered, as is American participation in the Olympics, polo at universities and colleges, women's polo, indoor polo, and polo in the military. Additionally, chapters also examine polo in the arts and in literature.
This work—the first of its kind in more than sixty years—covers polo in Argentina, from its beginnings in the 1870s to the summer of 2013. The history of the early pioneers is constructed with data not previously published, gathered from contemporary sources. International competitions are covered and include the Olympic Games, the Cup of the Americas and the World Championships. Particular attention is given to the major clubs, the Argentine and Hurlingham Open Championships, and the National Handicap Tournament. Several of the elite players merit individual or family mini-biographies. Myths in Argentine polo are also debunked, based upon careful analysis of contemporary sources. Travels abroad by Argentine teams are fully described as are the foreign teams that competed in Argentina. The work is enhanced by the author’s personal observation of significant events and friendship with many of the participants.
Ever since British soldiers returning from India in the mid-nineteenth century introduced their homeland to a fast-paced ball game on horseback, polo has remained the quintessential British sport. Although its origins lie in Asia, British pioneers are credited with both modernizing the game and spurring its spread worldwide. This volume chronicles the history of polo in the British Isles from its beginnings in the 1860s through the summer of 2011. It recounts the development of polo clubs, including the rise and fall of once mighty citadels of the game; describes the major competitions and many of the lesser tournaments in England and Ireland; and gives particular attention to international contests. Biographical sketches of top players, from early innovators to current superstars, and reflections on current issues affecting the game, including the rise of commercialism and the decrease of civility and sportsmanship, complete this vivid panorama of British polo.
A Wonderful Water Polo Gift Under 10.00! Filled with 75+ double sided sheets (150+ writing pages!) of lined paper, for recording thoughts, gratitude, notes, ideas, prayers, or sketches. This motivational and inspirational notebook with a funny quote makes a memorable (and useful) gift for anyone! Imagine the look on their face when your Boyfriend, Girlfriend, Husband, Wife, Aunt or Uncle open the box and find their new favorite notebook! Fits perfectly in purse to use for thoughts, notes, plans, wedding ideas, to do lists, and to express your creative ideas! Perfect size to tuck into a purse, keep on a desk or as a cherished bedside companion, ready for journaling and doodling. If you need ideas for a birthday present, this is it! Under $10 dollars makes it a great bargain. Makes a unique and original gift for your daughter, son, grandma, grandpa, brother, sister or friend! Give a gift they'll always remember! Water Polo Evolution, I Love American USA Sports Game & Player Gift - A Funny Notebook for Sports Lovers! An Awesome Victory Gift for Players and Ball Fans - Give it to Your Team Friends and Coach! - 5 x 8" inches Softcover Journal Book - 150 Inside Pages (75 Sheets) - Lined on Both Sides - Lined paper is acid-free; it's perfect for writing with a pen, pencil, or any writing utensil of your choice - An awesome present for Father's Day, Mother's Day, Birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and any occasion. Write & Be Happy!
Cool Water Polo Writing Book and Notebook for fans and lovers of this amazing sport. Perfect gift for you or your teammates, coach or friend, who loves waterpolo and the smell of chlorine. Cool water-polo Design on a 110 pages journal which can be used as a diary or trainings journal or writing book and is a nice birthday gift or christmas present for your brother, sister, mother, father, mom, mum, dad, granddad, grandmom or a water polo playining friend, your child, son or daughter. Perfect for your notes at work, school, university or at your freetime. This notebook comes with 110 lined pages in 6'' x 9''. Cool for everyone who can say "Chlorine is my perfume", "I Love Water Polo" and "If you can't play nice play water polo".
Water polo was the first team sport to be added to the program of the Olympic Games, in 1900. This accessible volume chronicles the history of the fast-paced aquatic sport, its rules and regulations, playing techniques, and required skills, such as catching, wet and dry passing, and shooting. Both offensive and defensive plays are examined, as well as how points are scored. This handy narrative also explains player positions, the coach's responsibilities, and officials' tasks, and includes informative sidebars such as a comparison of American and English water polo and types of fouls.
Mara Dyer knows she isn't crazy. She knows that she can kill with her mind, and that Noah can heal with his. Mara also knows that somehow, Jude is not a hallucination. He is alive. Unfortunately, convincing her family and doctors that she's not unstable and doesn't need to be hospitalised isn't easy. The only person who actually believes her is Noah. But being with Noah is dangerous and Mara is in constant fear that she might hurt him. She needs to learn how to control her power, and fast! Together, Mara and Noah must try and figure out exactly how Jude survived when the asylum collapsed, and how he knows so much about her strange ability… before anyone else ends up dead!
When Europeans first landed in Japan they encountered people they perceived as white-skinned and highly civilized, but these impressions did not endure. Gradually the Europeans' positive impressions faded away and Japanese were seen as yellow-skinned and relatively inferior. Accounting for this dramatic transformation, From White to Yellow is a groundbreaking study of the evolution of European interpretations of the Japanese and the emergence of discourses about race in early modern Europe. Transcending the conventional focus on Africans and Jews within the rise of modern racism, Rotem Kowner demonstrates that the invention of race did not emerge in a vacuum in eighteenth-century Europe, but rather was a direct product of earlier discourses of the "Other." This compelling study indicates that the racial discourse on the Japanese, alongside the Chinese, played a major role in the rise of the modern concept of race. While challenging Europe's self-possession and sense of centrality, the discourse delayed the eventual consolidation of a hierarchical worldview in which Europeans stood immutably at the apex. Drawing from a vast array of primary sources, From White to Yellow traces the racial roots of the modern clash between Japan and the West.
In this book, Thompson and Hickson strongly challenge the standard interpretation of the basis of growth and viability of dominant wealthy nations. Briefly, efforts of the economically wealthy and the government leaders to increase their wealth and protect it from aggressors, internal and external, are cast in a new evolutionary light. The challenge is to the idea that societies leading intellectual formulators of political and social policy have been helpful. Their alternative, and persuasive, interpretation is that the rise and survival of wealthier nations has been achieved because of an `effective democracy'. The authors explain why an effective democratic state must avoid `narrow, short-sighted', rational appearing concessions to a sequence of aggressors. In short, the Thompson-Hickson interpretation of the rise of wealthy dominant nations does not rely on advice of superior intellectual advisors, but instead rests on the pragmatic, almost ad hoc, actions of democratic legislators.
In this book, the author sets out in detail the earlier domination of Urdu-speaking Muslim, their clash of interests with the Tamil Muslim traders and the ultimate takeover of the Muslim League in the south by the Tamil group. Narrated in an easy style, this study of the recent history of Tamil Muslims is an important contribution to sociological and historical analyses of the movement.