Today and Tomorrow Volume 25 Sport and Leisure: Rusticus or the Future of the Countryside Diogenes or the Future of Leisure Hanno, or the Future of Exploration Atalanta or the Future of Sport

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Briggs, Joad, Mitchell, Sandilands

Published April 16, 2008
Reference - 398 Pages
ISBN 9780415464222 - CAT# RU53712

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The Future of the Countryside

Martin S Briggs

Originally published in 1926

"Few of the fifty volumes, provocative and brilliant as most of them have been, capture our imagination as does this one." Daily Telegraph

"The book is a pamphlet, though it has the form and charm of a book." Spectator

Contents include:

  1. "So this is England!"
  2. Before the Deluge
  3. King Coal (c1810-1910)
  4. The Age of Petrol (c1910 onwards)
  5. The Future





The Future of Leisure

C E M Joad

Originally published in 1928.

"A brilliant and provocative volume." Evening Standard

"The writing is vivid and good-humouredly truculent." Times Literary Supplement

Arguing that many people do not know how to enjoy their leisure time, this volume offers satirical advice on how best to achieve happiness and fulfilment. Highlighting the dangers of a materialistic, superficial age, the author provides practical advice on how to avoid boredom and how to appreciate the true value of life. Perhaps even more pertinent today than when it was first published, this volume is still relevant to twenty-first century readers.





The Future of Exploration

J Leslie Mitchell

Originally published in 1928.

"His wonderful book, in which he confutes the popular notion that the explorer’s task is finally fulfilled." Morning Post

"Stimulating, packed with eminently practical suggestions." Times Literary Supplement

Predicting what the explorer of tomorrow would discover, the author foresaw that the Amazonian jungle and the Antarctic would become accessible as never before. He also argued that inter-planetary communication was not far ahead.





The Future of Sport

G S Sandilands

Originally published in 1928

"His provocative and most interesting book." Daily Herald

"Points out some of the pinnacles of unreason climbed by those trying to separate amateur from professional." Manchester Guardian

Predicting a time when sport as a separate human activity, having served its purpose in the evolution of mankind, will cease to exist this volume discusses issues such as blood sports, amateur sports and the role of gender in sport.






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