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Extreme Downhill Ski Racing

Extreme Downhill Ski Racing

  • Author: Virginia Loh-Hagan
  • Publisher: Cherry Lake
  • ISBN: 1634711912
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Extreme Downhill Ski Racing presents the thrills and spills of this intriguing extreme sport. The carefully written, considerate text will hold the readers' interest and allow for successful mastery and comprehension. Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience, these books maintain a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance achievement and comprehension.

Downhill Ski-racing

Downhill Ski-racing

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ski racing
  • Page: 125
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The Fall Line: America's Rise to Ski Racing's Summit

The Fall Line: America's Rise to Ski Racing's Summit

  • Author: Nathaniel Vinton
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393244784
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 384
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“Great sports writing. . . . [Vinton] is taking us inside a world few ever visit.”—James Hill, Washington Post Harnessing nature’s most powerful forces, elite downhillers descend icy, rugged slopes at speeds cresting 90 miles per hour. For decades, American skiers struggled to match their European counterparts, and until this century the US Ski Team could not claim a lasting foothold on the roof of the Alps, where the sport’s legends are born. Then came a fledgling class of American racers that disrupted the Alpine racing world order. Led by Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety, this band of iconoclasts made a place for their country on some of the world’s most prestigious race courses. Even as new technology amplified the sport’s inherent danger, the US Ski Team learned how to win, and they changed downhill racing forever. The Fall Line is the story of how it all came together, a deeply reported reconstruction of ski racing’s most dramatic season. Drawing on more than a decade of research and candid interviews with some of the sport’s most elusive figures, award-winning journalist Nathaniel Vinton reveals the untold story of how skiers like Vonn and Miller, and their peers and rivals, fought for supremacy at the Olympic Winter Games. Here is an authoritative portrait of a group of men and women taking mortal risks in a bid for sporting glory. A white-knuckled tour through skiing’s deep traditions and least-accessible locales, The Fall Line opens up the sexy, high-stakes world of downhill skiing—its career-ending crashes, million-dollar sponsorship deals, international intrigue, and showdowns with nature itself. With views from the starting gate, the finish line, and treacherous turns in between, The Fall Line delivers the adrenaline of one of the world’s most beautiful and perilous sports alongside a panoramic view of skiing’s past, present, and future.

Downhill Skiing for Fun!

Downhill Skiing for Fun!

  • Author: Jessica Deutsch
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 0756540283
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Downhill Skiing for Fun! is a Capstone Press publication.

Alpine Skiing Injuries

Alpine Skiing Injuries

Prevention and Management

  • Author: Herbert Schoenhuber,Andrea Panzeri,Simone Porcelli
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319613553
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 131
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This book provides detailed information on the different forms of injury that are associated with training for and participation in Alpine skiing, covering risk factors and epidemiology, incidence, injury patterns, and, above all, preventive strategies and current management approaches. Conditions addressed in individual chapters include concussion, traumatic dislocations due to high-energy trauma or inappropriate movements, overuse injuries resulting from dry-land training or skiing on snow, the fractures typically associated with present-day Alpine skiing accidents, and musculoskeletal disorders. The importance of a sound understanding of biomechanics and physiological systems for the design of suitable training protocols and trauma prevention is clearly explained, and in-depth information and guidance are provided on training and testing for elite skiers and return to sporting activity following injury. Among the other topics addressed in individual chapters are the relationship of changes in skiing equipment over recent decades to particular types of injury and the potential consequences of exposure to hypobaric hypoxia and other stressors at high altitude. The book will be of great value to all medical professionals who work with or care for Alpine skiers, as well as for trainers and the skiers themselves.

Powder Pioneers

Powder Pioneers

Ski Stories from the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains

  • Author: Chic Scott
  • Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781894765640
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 240
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Chic Scott covers all aspects of the sport, ranging from the ski jumpers at Rossland in the 1890s to the birth of ski lodges and ski resorts to the heliskiers, loppet racers and snowboarders of today.

A pictorial history of downhill skiing

A pictorial history of downhill skiing

  • Author: Stan Cohen
  • Publisher: Pictorial Histories Pub Co
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 246
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Billy Kidd's Ski racing book

Billy Kidd's Ski racing book

  • Author: Billy Kidd,Bill Grout
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary
  • ISBN: 9780809254125
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 262
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FutureShop

FutureShop

How to Trade Up to a Luxury Lifestyle Today

  • Author: Daniel Nissanoff
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101201746
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

All about Switzerland

All about Switzerland

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Switzerland
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