The Resource An Illustrated History of Health and Fitness, from Pre-History to our Post-Modern World, by Roy J. Shephard, (electronic resource)

An Illustrated History of Health and Fitness, from Pre-History to our Post-Modern World, by Roy J. Shephard, (electronic resource)

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An Illustrated History of Health and Fitness, from Pre-History to our Post-Modern World
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An Illustrated History of Health and Fitness, from Pre-History to our Post-Modern World
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by Roy J. Shephard
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eng
Summary
This book examines the health/fitness interaction in an historical context. Beginning in primitive hunter-gatherer communities, where survival required adequate physical activity, it goes on to consider changes in health and physical activity at subsequent stages in the evolution of “civilization.” It focuses on the health impacts of a growing understanding of medicine and physiology, and the emergence of a middle-class with the time and money to choose between active and passive leisure pursuits. The book reflects on urbanization and industrialization in relation to the need for public health measures, and the ever-diminishing physical demands of the work-place. It then evaluates the attitudes of prelates, politicians, philosophers and teachers at each stage of the process. Finally, the book explores professional and governmental initiatives to increase public involvement in active leisure through various school, worksite, recreational and sports programmes
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Shephard, Roy J
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0
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D1-DX301
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non fiction
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Studies in History and Philosophy of Science,
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39
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  • Science
  • Medicine
  • Sports medicine
  • Science, general
  • History of Science
  • History of Medicine
  • Sport Science
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • Sports Medicine
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An Illustrated History of Health and Fitness, from Pre-History to our Post-Modern World, by Roy J. Shephard, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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Contents
Chapter 1: Health and Fitness in Prehistory, Including Inferences from the Current Lifestyle of Indigenous Populations -- Chapter 2: Examples of Early City Life from Ancient Assyria, Babylon, Egypt, Israel, India and China: Health as a Gift of the Gods -- Chapter 3: Legacies of the Classical Era: Minoa, Greece and Rome; a Recognition of Material Causes of Poor Health and Fitness -- Chapter 4: The Middle Ages: Monasteries, Medical Schools and the Dawn of State Health Care -- Chapter 5: The Renaissance: The Dawn of Scientific Enquiry into Health and Fitness -- Chapter 6: The Enlightenment: The Impact of Reason and Religion upon Health and Fitness in a Period of Urban Growth and Industrialization -- Chapter 7: The Victorian Era: The Birth of Scientific Societies and Blossoming of Public Health -- Chapter 8: The Modern Era: Blossoming of the Olympic Movement and the Conquest of Acute Disease -- Chapter 9: The Post-Modern Era: Chronic Disease and the Onslaught upon a Sedentary Lifestyle -- Chapter 10: Future Directions in Health and Fitness
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unknown
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XXII, 1077 p. 422 illus., 252 illus. in color.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9783319116716
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-11671-6
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online resource.
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-11671-6
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An Illustrated History of Health and Fitness, from Pre-History to our Post-Modern World, by Roy J. Shephard, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Health and Fitness in Prehistory, Including Inferences from the Current Lifestyle of Indigenous Populations -- Chapter 2: Examples of Early City Life from Ancient Assyria, Babylon, Egypt, Israel, India and China: Health as a Gift of the Gods -- Chapter 3: Legacies of the Classical Era: Minoa, Greece and Rome; a Recognition of Material Causes of Poor Health and Fitness -- Chapter 4: The Middle Ages: Monasteries, Medical Schools and the Dawn of State Health Care -- Chapter 5: The Renaissance: The Dawn of Scientific Enquiry into Health and Fitness -- Chapter 6: The Enlightenment: The Impact of Reason and Religion upon Health and Fitness in a Period of Urban Growth and Industrialization -- Chapter 7: The Victorian Era: The Birth of Scientific Societies and Blossoming of Public Health -- Chapter 8: The Modern Era: Blossoming of the Olympic Movement and the Conquest of Acute Disease -- Chapter 9: The Post-Modern Era: Chronic Disease and the Onslaught upon a Sedentary Lifestyle -- Chapter 10: Future Directions in Health and Fitness
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XXII, 1077 p. 422 illus., 252 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319116716
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-11671-6
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-3-319-11671-6

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