History of sport and physical activity in the United States by Betty Spears

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Published by Wm. C. Brown Co in Dubuque, Iowa .

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  • Sports -- United States -- History.,
  • Physical education and training -- United States -- History.,
  • Recreation -- United States -- History.

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StatementBetty Spears, Richard A. Swanson ; edited by Elaine T. Smith.
ContributionsSwanson, Richard A., Smith, Elaine T.
LC ClassificationsGV583
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 402 p. :
Number of Pages402
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21625603M
ISBN 100697071618

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B) Yes, and there is also great variation. studying the physiological responses to physical activity as far back as ancient Greece. This historical review is a capsule summary and will focus on the modern history of exercise physiology, which first became formalized in the United States in the early s when physiology textbooks began to appear.

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