Running: A Global History
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Running: A Global History

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In the past decade, the number of Americans who consider themselves runners more than doubled—in 2008, more than 16 million Americans claimed to have run or jogged at least 100 days in the year. Though now running thrives as a convenient and accessible form of exercise, it is no surprise to learn that the modern craze is not truly new; humans have been running as long as t...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 15th 2012 by Reaktion Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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This is an ambitious book that doesn't quite work – a global history of running since before the beginning of recorded history. Part of the problem might be Gotaas's 'day job' as a folkloreist, which might account for his tendency in the 1st half of the book to string together stories and tales in fairly unanalytical manner: he tells a good yarn but he doesn't really give a sense of how and why running manifest itself in such different ways in different places with such different meanings – alth...more
Jozef Kuric
Presne v zmysle koncepcie školy Annales, kniha Dejiny behania ponúka aj množstva faktov z iných vedných disciplín, ktoré dopĺňajú mnohé autorom zozbierané kulturologické a etnologické informácie z dejín celého bežeckého sveta. Tak sa čitateľ dozvie množstvo informácií aj z religionistiky, psychológie, dejín merania dĺžok a času, olympijského medzinárodného hnutia, medicíny alebo gastronómie. Kniha môže motivovať čitateľa k behaniu, ale zároveň je dobrým spoločníkom aj počas lehnenia na gauči.

Trying to cover so much ground that it leaves almost every aspect with little space to really go into it. Some interesting chapters on early running, and also how state-controlled athletics nearly ruined the sport.
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