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by Chuck Miller

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Miller provides a nice introduction to snowboarding. From its beginnings in the late 1960s through its evolution into free-riding and freestyle, the history of snowboarding is laid out in an accessible fashion. Beginning snowboarders can get a straightforward look at the necessary equipment and training locations and learn the sport's lingo, which includes terms such as "goofy-footed" and "carving." The volume concludes with a look at professional snowboarders and details the different types of races and competitions. This solid series features symmetry in content and layout. Each book has all the expected parts and contains almost the same introduction that details how to use the book. The chapters are not numbered but the chapter titles are listed in the table of contents. The text does not assume that the reader knows how to use an index or what the words like sprain or injury mean. Wording such as "this book is divided into parts called chapters" might be helpful for ESL students but seems too basic for other readers. There is an almost obsessive concentration on safety, with a page in each book dedicated to how safe athletes act. Others titles include Street Luge, BMX Racing and Freestyle, In-Line Skating, Sport Climbing, and Surfing. Hip topics, color photographs featuring teens, and an accessible reading level make this hi/lo series useful for reluctant readers who need to complete a research assignment or are interested in extreme sports. Glossary. Index. Photos. Further Reading. VOYA CODES: 3Q 2P M J (Readable without serious defects; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2002, SteadwellBooks/Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 48p. PLB
— Blayne Tuttle Borden

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Steadwell Books
Publication date:
Extreme Sports Series
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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