John Fox http://nhpr.org en Because It's Pretty Hard to Catch a Pyramid http://nhpr.org/post/because-its-pretty-hard-catch-pyramid <p>Simple, universal, playable, the ball is among the most recognizable artifacts of human culture. It’s also the driver of an estimated five-hundred-billion- dollar- a-year sports industry. Harvard anthropologist <a href="http://www.portersquarebooks.com/event/john-fox-ball-discovering-object-game" target="_blank">John Fox</a> set off on a global adventure and dug into the ancient past to uncover the origins and evolution of our favorite ball games. His book is called <a href="https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/john-fox/ball/" target="_blank"><em>The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game</em>.</a> We discussed the book with John last year when the book was released.</p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 15:27:35 +0000 Virginia Prescott 4394 at http://nhpr.org Because It's Pretty Hard to Catch a Pyramid