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Big Time Extreme Sports Records

Author : Drew Lyon
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"WHOOSH! Nothing gets fans' hearts racing more than an extreme athlete launching high into the air or zipping along on the track-except when that big stunt sets a new record! Behind every big-time record is a dramatic story of how an extreme athlete achieved greatness in their sport. From the greatest rock-climbing records to the most awe-inspiring aerial stunts, here are record-setting moments that will keep extreme sports fans turning the page for more"--

Big Time Extreme Sports Records

Author : Drew Lyon
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WHOOSH! Nothing gets fans' hearts racing more than an extreme athlete launching high into the air or zipping along on the track--except when that big stunt sets a new record! Behind every big-time record is a dramatic story of how an extreme athlete achieved greatness in their sport. From the greatest rock-climbing records to the most awe-inspiring aerial stunts, here are record-setting moments that will keep extreme sports fans turning the page for more.

American History Through American Sports

Author : Danielle Sarver Coombs
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Filled with insightful analysis and compelling arguments, this book considers the influence of sports on popular culture and spotlights the fascinating ways in which sports culture and American culture intersect.

Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports

Author : Kelly Boyer Sagert
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Students and extreme sport enthusiasts will not only learn about the sports themselves, but also about the techniques, innovations, engineering, and physics behind them. How do ice yachters achieve speeds of up to 150 MPH? What does take to become a pro snowboarder? Other parts of the encyclopedia highlight key areas of study, such as extreme sports and the media, the controversies surrounding, and the impact of extreme sports on our culture. A resource guide of print and electronic sources, competitions, organizations offers students an insider's guide to all things extreme. Inside readers will discover BASE (Building, Antenna tower, Span, Earth) Jumping. What's more dangerous than leaping off of a tall building? Jumping off a structure that's much closer to the ground, and that's exactly what many BASE jumpers regularly do. The risks include malfunctioning parachutes, landing on rocks, into electrical wires and more. Readers will learn about Bhang Gliding, where experienced pilots perform full barrel rolls, inverted maneuvers and other stunt flying moves. It is no longer unusual for an experienced hang glider to travel 200 miles or reach altitudes above 10,000 feet. Coverage also includes information on caving, which involves exploring caves that travel deep into the earth, moutain biking, and many other sports.

Phenomenology and the Extreme Sport Experience

Author : Eric Brymer
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Understanding the motivations behind those who partake in extreme sports can be difficult for some. If the popular conception holds that the incentive behind extreme sports participation is entirely to do with risking one’s life, then this confusion will continue to exist. However, an in-depth examination of the phenomenology of the extreme sport experience yields a much more complex picture. This book revisits the definition of extreme sports as those activities where a mismanaged mistake or accident would most likely result in death. Extreme sports are not necessarily synonymous with risk and participation may not be about risk-taking. Participants report deep inner transformations that influence world views and meaningfulness, feelings of coming home and authentic integration as well as a freedom beyond the everyday. Phenomenologically, these experiences have been interpreted as transcendent of time, other, space and body. Extreme sport participation therefore points to a more potent, life-enhancing endeavour worthy of further investigation. This book adopts a broad hermeneutic phenomenological approach to critique the assumed relationship to risk-taking, the death wish and the concept of "No Fear" in extreme sports, and repositions the experience in a previously unexplored manner. This is valuable reading for students and academics interested in Sports Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Tourism, Leisure Studies and the practical applications of phenomenology.

Sports in America from Colonial Times to the Twenty First Century An Encyclopedia

Author : Steven A. Riess
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Provides practical help for the day-to-day concerns that keep managers awake at night. This book aims to fill the gap between the legal and policy issues that are the mainstay of human resources and supervision courses and the real-world needs of managers as they attempt to cope with the human side of their jobs.

The Current Digest of the Soviet Press

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Adventure Guide to the Alps

Author : Krista Dana
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Annotation Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France, Austria -- the Alps extend through them all and this guide shows you how to experience their excitement and beauty. A native of the German Alps, the author explores the history, flora, fauna, people and culture, foods, festivals, adventures. Cortina, St. Moritz, Innsbruck, Chamonix, Milan, Zermatt, Intertaken and Venice are just a few of the magical spots you will visit.

Extreme Sports Stars

Author : Paul Mason
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This high impact volume features the most well-known extreme sports stars. Readers will learn about the humble beginnings of their favorite snowboarder, bmx rider, or surfer. Their rise to fame is described in easy-to-follow language accompanied by thrilling photographs.

Extreme Sports Medicine

Author : Francesco Feletti
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This technically oriented book on medicine as applied to extreme sports offers broad coverage of the field extending well beyond the usual focus on major trauma and acute injuries. In addition to the injuries and diseases associated with individual extreme sports, this book also addresses the topics of psychology, dermatology, ophthalmology, infectious diseases, physiology, nutrition, training, injury prevention strategies, rehabilitation, doping, treatment in hostile environments, and legal aspects. Innovative and less frequently considered topics are also discussed, such as recent advances in protective equipment and materials, the effects of exposure on whole-body vibration, and cold exposure risk management. More than 60 of the most authoritative experts from across the world have contributed to this book, drawing on their personal experiences and including practical examples whenever relevant. Both subject matter and illustrations have been selected with the utmost care, the latter including photographs of world-class athletes.The book’s multidisciplinary approach to the subject ensures that it will be relevant to a wide readership.