Historical Dictionary of Skiing

This book is an excellent access point for researchers, students, and anyone interested in the history of skiing.

Author: E. John B. Allen

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810868021

Category: Reference

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Skiing is one of the oldest modes of transportation known, predating the wheel with dated artifacts to prove its pedigree. Skiing for sport, however, did not become common until about 150 years ago. The first Winter Olympic Games, held in Chamonix, France in 1924, were the first to introduce skiing as a competition. Events were held in both ski jumping and cross-country skiing. With advances in technology and increased leisure time, the popularity of skiing as a sport has risen exponentially since it was first introduced. The Historical Dictionary of Skiing relates the history of the sport through a comprehensive alphabetical dictionary with detailed, cross-referenced entries on key figures, places, competitions, and governing bodies within the sport. Author E. John B. Allen introduces the reader to the history of skiing through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for researchers, students, and anyone interested in the history of skiing.
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Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement

This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of The Olympic Movement covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.

Author: John Grasso

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442248601

Category: Sports & Recreation

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The Olympic Movement began with the Ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Greece on the Peloponnesus peninsula at Olympia, Greece. It is not clear why the Greeks instituted this quadrennial celebration in the form of an athletic festival. The recorded history of the Ancient Olympic Games begins in 776 B.C., although it is suspected that the Games had been held for several centuries by that time. The Games were conducted as religious celebrations in honor of the god Zeus, and it is known that Olympia was a shrine to Zeus from about 1000 B.C. In modern time The Olympic Movement attempts to bring all the nations of the world together in a series of multisport festivals, the Olympic Games, seeking to use sport as a means to promote internationalism and peace. This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of The Olympic Movement covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on the history, philosophy, and politics of the Olympics, major organizations, the various sports, the participating countries, and especially the athletes. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about The Olympic Movement.
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Historical Dictionary of Switzerland

SKIING. A mode of travel, and a leisure and competitive sport. Scandinavian students or tourists introduced skiing in Switzerland in 1859, which had been an ancient mode of travel in their countries. Rather than a means of travel in ...

Author: Leo Schelbert

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442233522

Category: History

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Switzerland's exceptional scenic beauty of valleys, lakes, and mountains, its central location on international trade routes, and its world famous banking system are just a few elements that have contributed to its rise in the global market. It consists of twenty-six member states, called cantons and it’s actively engaged in the maintenance of peace among nations. The history of the Swiss Confederation is as rich and varied as its culture and people. This updated second edition of Historical Dictionary of Switzerland features the nation's multicultural and democratic traditions and institutions, its complex history, and its people's involvement in past and present world affairs. This is done through a list of abbreviations and acronyms, a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, maps, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions, as well as significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone who wants to know more about Switzerland.
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Historical Dictionary of Slovenia

Although Slovenia has many ice skaters and ski jumpers, skiing—with at least 300,000 recreational skiers—is the country's most popular sport. Slovenes have their own terms for skis and skiing (smuči, smučanje), indicating that the ...

Author: Leopoldina Plut-Pregelj

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538111062

Category: History

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This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Slovenia contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
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Historical Dictionary of Democratic People s Republic of Korea

sports, including skiing, are a relatively recent development on the peninsula, with the first resort appearing in the ROK in the 1970s at Yongpyong (Dragon Valley) near Pyongchang. In the DPRK, while older postcards show skiers and the ...

Author: James E. Hoare

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538119747

Category: History

Page: 742

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Democratic People's Republic of Korea contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
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Historical Dictionary of New England

SKIING. Began in New England when Swedes settled in Maine in the 1870s and introduced skis for winter travel and recreation. With some Norwegian men, they organized the first North American ski club in Berlin, New Hampshire (1872), ...

Author: Peter C. Holloran

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538102190

Category: History

Page: 660

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of New England contains a chronology, an introduction, appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, places, institutions, and events.
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Leisure Cultures and the Making of Modern Ski Resorts

tural history, Aneta—cultural and media studies) and native languages, sharing academic interest in sports and, at one point, working together at Swinburne ... Jon Wonroff, “Editor's Foreword,” in Historical Dictionary of Skiing, ed.

Author: Philipp Strobl

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319920252

Category: Sports & Recreation

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This edited volume offers an historical perspective on the creation of a global mass industry around skiing. By focusing on the ski resort as loci par excellence for global exchange, the contributors consider the development of skiing around the world during the crucial post-war years. With its global lens, Leisure Cultures and the Making of Modern Ski Resorts highlights both commonalities and differences between countries. Experts across various fields of research cover developments across the ski-able world, from Europe, Asia and America to Australia. Attention to media and material cultures reveals an insight into global fashions, consumption and ski cultures, and the impact of mainstream media in the 1960s and 1970s. This global and interdisciplinary approach will appeal to history, sociology, cultural and media research scholars interested in a cultural history of skiing, as well as those with more broad interests in globalization, consumption research, and knowledge transfer.
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Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement

D. 24 October 2003, Valekakoski. Veikko Hakulinen won seven medals (three gold, three silver, one bronze) in cross-country skiing at four Olympic Winter Games. His first gold came in the 1952 50 km event, the second in the 1956 30 km, ...

Author: Bill Mallon

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810875227

Category: Sports & Recreation

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The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement presents a comprehensive history of the games from the first recorded history of the games in 776 B.C. to the present day. This is done through a chronology, forewords by Dan Jansen and Mike Krzyzewski, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, photos, and over 900 cross-referenced dictionary entries covering the history, philosophy, and politics of the Olympics and, of course, the medal winners. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Olympics.
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Historical Dictionary of Austria

Following World War II, Austria established a reputation for exceptional athletic accomplishment on the ski slopes. Indeed, although soccer has a huge and enthusiastic following, skiing is the authentic national sport.

Author: Paula Sutter Fichtner

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810863103

Category: History

Page: 504

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Austrians today often seem to believe that they have two histories. One is their republican present; the other, the centuries that their forebears spent as part of the multi-ethnic Habsburg Empire. Contemporary Austria is a fixture among Europe's democracies. Yet, it did not achieve this state easily: World War I, the unification with Germany in 1938, and World War II were catastrophes for Austria. In 1995, it became part of the European Union, and its government, culture, and egalitarian economy are far cries from the monarchical and highly stratified society of the old Empire. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Austria has been thoroughly updated and greatly expanded. Through its chronology, introductory essay, appendix, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries, greater attention has been given to foreign affairs, economic institutions and policies, social issues, religion, and politics.
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Historical Dictionary of Norway

Norwegian alpine skier and Olympic medalist. Born in Oslo on 11 December 1927, Eriksen grew up in a family of athletes. His father, Marius, competed as a gymnast at the Stockholm Olympic Games of 1912, and his brother, Marius Jr., ...

Author: Terje Leiren

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538123126

Category: History

Page: 400

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Norway contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
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Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry

Pucci was educated first at the University of Georgia in Athens, then at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where he attended on a skiing scholarship. He then completed his doctorate in political science at the University of Florence, ...

Author: Francesca Sterlacci

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442239098

Category: Design

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Fashion Industry contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,400 cross-referenced entries on designers, models, couture houses, significant articles of apparel and fabrics, trade unions, and the international trade organizations.
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Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement

Haiti has a curious Olympic history. Afencer named Léon Thiercelin ... Veikko Hakulinen won seven medals (three gold, three silver, one bronze) in cross-country skiing at four Olympic Winter Games. His first gold came in the 50 ...

Author: Ian Buchanan

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810865242

Category: Sports & Recreation

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The Olympic Games brings together thousands of athletes, competing in over 40 sports, and representing over 200 nations. But that is just the surface, for none of this would be possible without the constant efforts of an incredible organization consisting of tens of thousands of sports lovers united in sports associations, National Olympic Committees, and the International Olympic Committee. The third edition of this fascinating book deals with both levels of the competition - the competitive side and the administrative side. The dictionary includes hundreds of entries on the major sports, more outstanding athletes, participating countries and numerous bodies in the organization as well as successive generations of officials - starting with the founder, Pierre de Coubertin. But that is not all. Two chronologies trace the history of the Olympic movement back to the Ancient Olympiad first celebrated in Greece in 776 B.C. as well as all of the modern Games up to Athens in 2004. The appendixes then provide elusive facts on the Games, the officials, the torchbearers, and the top Olympic medal winners. A bibliography is included to allow further research. Reviews of the Previous Edition: 'Buchanan and Mallon provide comprehensive, clearly written, and well-organized historical information about the Olympic movement. Highly recommended.' -Choice '...most useful for quick lookups and is the only one to have most information on individual athletes' -Reference Books Bulletin
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Toward a Better Understanding of Rule Breaking Market Behavior

... of skiing around the world (2007), International Skiing Association sources, several books on cross-country skiing techniques, dictionary entries like Britannica academic and the historical dictionary of skiing Federico Caprilli, ...

Author: Ann-Kathrin Veenendaal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030161071

Category: Business & Economics

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This book analyzes how companies and employees can endogenously, i.e., without hiring external experts or consultants, achieve competitive advantages by deviating from behavioral standards in a productive way. The study explores eight transformative behavioral innovations that shaped the development of sports and, by analogy, uses the findings to advance solutions for prevalent problems in business. By developing triggers to creativity and applying mechanisms on how to overcome innovation resistance, the book gives concrete advice on how to manage the difficult quest of human transformation beyond the imperative of technological innovation.
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Sport and Urban Space in Europe

In: Sports in Massachusetts: Historical Essays, ed. Ronald Story, 69–95. ... Allen, E.J.B. From Skiing to Skisport: One Hundred Years of an American Sport, 1840–1940. ... Allen, E. John B. Historical Dictionary of Skiing.

Author: Thierry Terret

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317435723

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Filling a gap in the literature on the history of sport in Europe, the book brings together complementary studies on diverse aspects of the interrelation between sport and urban space. Going from geography to political science, from sports history to urban and transport history, it suggests a three-fold approach. A first thematic group of researches ranges around "Sport Development and Urban Spaces", exploring the impact of the city on the rise of sport. A second focal point is related to "Sport Policies and Local Identities" with a special attention given to the making of sport venues and competitions in the making of urban identity. A third thematic group includes studies on "Sport Facilities, Engineers and Workers". The articulation of the three parts builds a unique contribution to the process of identity making at a European level. This book was published a sa special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
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Historical Dictionary of Chile

A ski resort area near Santiago where substantial private investments have poured in to satisfy the growing tourist demand for skiing in what corresponds to summer months for those coming from countries north of the Equator.

Author: Salvatore Bizzarro

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810865424

Category: History

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Surveys the radical changes that have occurred in recent years in every aspect of Chilean life. Features more than 3,000 dictionary entries covering history, politics, geography, economics, the environment, culture, and a myriad other topics that include writers, artists, playwrights, and important figures, many of which were not included in the previous edition. Also included are 24 photographs of the paintings of famous Latin American artists, and an exhaustive bibliography of more than 1,200 resources subdivided by topic and fully annotated.
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Historical Dictionary of Georgia

It was given the status of a town in 1926 and emerged as a skiing destination in 1929 due to the activities of Giorgi Nikoladze of the Georgian Geographical Society. The first major ski competition was held there in 1934, and a ski ...

Author: Alexander Mikaberidze

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442241466

Category: History

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This book uses its chronology; glossary; introduction; appendixes; maps; bibliography; and over 900 hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events and institutions, as well as significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects to trace Georgia's history and predict its future.
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Historical Dictionary of Cycling

This mountain biking event is closely modeled after the identically named alpine skiing discipline. They are sometimes held on the same courses (occasionally even when snow covered), and feature the same jumps and high speed that ...

Author: Bill Mallon

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810873698

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 446

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The Historical Dictionary of Cycling takes a closer look at the sport, as well as discussing the use of bicycles as a means of fitness, touring, and commuting. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, photos, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on cycling's two main disciplines—road and track—as well as brief overviews of the other forms of cycling. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about cycling.
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Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence

Undoubtedly, millions of hours and billions of dollars were saved. But Soviet science was essentially like skiing down a mountain in another skier's tracks. It seems easy, but the second skier never catches up with the first and in fact ...

Author: Robert W. Pringle

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442253186

Category: Political Science

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence is the only volume that lays out how Russian and Soviet intelligence works and how its operations have impacted Russian history. It covers Russian intelligence from the imperial period to the present focusing in greatest detail on Cold War espionage cases and the Putin-era intelligence community. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on espionage techniques, categories of agents, crucial operations spies, defectors, moles, and double and triple agents. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Russian Intelligence.
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Textiles for Sportswear

Historical Dictionary of Skiing. Scarecrow Press, Lanham, MD. Brownlie, L., et al., 2010. Factors affecting the aerodynamic drag of alpine skiers. Procedia Eng. 2 (2), ... Two Planks and a Passion: The Dramatic History of Skiing.

Author: Roshan Shishoo

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781782422365

Category: Technology & Engineering

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Textiles for Sportswear is an important book that systematically covers key trends in design and materials, the use of novel and smart fabrics, and a range of specific applications. The book begins by surveying the principles of textile applications in sport, including design, materials, and production technology. The uses of smart textiles in sportswear are then examined, from intelligent materials to wearable technology. Final sections of the text explore comfort in sportswear, sportswear for protection, and recent advances in sportswear technology that are currently being applied to particular sports. Reviews the principles of textile applications in sport, including design, materials and production technology Examines the uses of smart textiles in sportswear Discusses how recent advances in sportswear technology are being applied to particular sports
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Historical Dictionary of Poland 966 1945

CZECH, BRONISLAW (1908-1944), skiing champion, alpinist and glider. Poland's champion in most skiing competitions during the 1930s, he graduated from the Central Institute of Physical Education in Bielany.

Author: Halina Lerski

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313034565

Category: History

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The first authoritative, comprehensive historical dictionary of Poland in English, this volume includes over 2,000 entries on people, events, places, and terms important to Poland's history from 966 to 1945. Entries include English and Polish language bibliographic sources. The student of Polish history seeking specific information on a person or event in medieval times, the troubled era leading to the late 18th century partitions of Poland, and the Polish nationalist struggles before 1919, reborn Poland in the interwar years, or the trauma of World War II will be amply rewarded by the accurate, concise information provided in this unique historical dictionary. Each of the alphabetically arranged entries is followed by pertinent bibliographic sources in both English and Polish languages. A list of abbreviations, a note on the Polish alphabet, and a series of historical maps precede the entries. Helpful cross-references are provided throughout the text and in the index. A general bibliography precedes the index. After five years of work, George Lerski completed the original manuscript in 1992, shortly before his untimely death. The special editing subsequently undertaken preparatory to publication has remained faithful to the original work, its concept, organization, and purpose.
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