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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."
"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."
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."