These two critically-acclaimed volumes mark the beginning of a monumental multi-volume study of baseball by the man whom Sports Illustrated has called "the Edward Gibbon of baseball history." Now available in paperback, Harold Seymour's The Early Years and The Golden Age together recount the true story of how baseball came into being and how it developed into a highly organized business and social institution.The first volume, The Early Years, traces the growth of baseball from the time of the first recorded ball game at Valley Forge during the revolution until the formation of the two present-day major leagues in 1903. By investigating previously unknown sources, Seymour uncovers the real s...
This new Oxford reference work is the most complete and up-to-date encyclopedia available in paperback. With more than 1.5 million words of A-Z text, it is comparable in size to many hardback one-volume encyclopedias. The generous coverage of all aspects of human knowledge makes the encyclopedia the ideal reference work for everyone, whether at home, school, or the office. 20,000 authoritative and up-to-date entries; In-depth articles offering both fact and analysis; Up-to-date coverage of science and technology- from gene therapy to the Internet and the World Wide Web; The arts, religion, and mythology; History from earliest times to the present day; An entry for every country in the world- giving for each an outline of its geography, economy, and history, plus useful statistical information; Over 4,500 biographical entries across every field of human endeavour- from Pelé to Plath, Tintoretto to Tarantino, and Mendel to Mandela; Quick reference section including useful tables of political leaders, Nobel laureates, and winners of major sporting events.
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Reissued to mark the centenary of Wilfred Owen's birth, this biography is more than a simple account of his life--the childhood spent in the back streets of Birkenhead and Shrewsbury, the appalling months in the trenches--it is an enquiry into the workings of a poet's mind. Reproducing some of Owen's drawings and facsimile manuscripts of many of his greatest poems, this portrait is indispensable to any student of Wilfred Owen and the poetry of the First World War.
Refuting the accepted belief that mathematics is exact and infallible, the author examines the development of conflicting concepts of mathematics and their implications for the physical, applied, social, and computer sciences