Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports

Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports

by Kelly Boyer Sagert
     
 

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Difficult terrain, death-defying speeds, and daredevil stunts. All in a day's work if you're an extreme sports enthusiast. The Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports traces the evolution of the most adventurous-and adrenaline inducing-land, water, and air sports. Over 100 entries highlight the star athletes, extreme sport competitions, pro techniques, requisite

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Difficult terrain, death-defying speeds, and daredevil stunts. All in a day's work if you're an extreme sports enthusiast. The Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports traces the evolution of the most adventurous-and adrenaline inducing-land, water, and air sports. Over 100 entries highlight the star athletes, extreme sport competitions, pro techniques, requisite equipment and clothing, and more.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is a well-written text that provides an overview of extreme sports. This encyclopedia is likely to appeal to a large number of individuals that are interested in general and extreme sports. . . . This is a useful text. Individuals with a general interest in sports and extreme sports are likely to find this to be an interesting. The text is likely to complement personal and public libraries."

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ARBAonline

"The 81 entries in this encyclopedia chronicle the development and practice of 40 sporting activities that offer an athlete a higher degree of danger and personal expression than traditional sports. The author also relates the career of 19 prominent extreme athletes, describes five major competitions, and explores the psychology of risk, children and sports

injuries, video games, and the role of sponsorships. Both black and white photographs and color photographs are provided along with a timeline of extreme sports."

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Reference & Research Book News

". . . written in an easy-to-read style suitable for readers ranging from teens to adults. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty; general readers."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313344732
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date:
12/30/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
6 MB

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