Splat!: The Madness and Magnificence of the World's Most Dangerous Sports by Tony Davis
The cast of nontraditional sports available to the more daring participant range from the seemingly benignthe central Asian game of buzkashi, or goat-nabbingto such apparently suicidal activities as the human trebuchet. Full of astounding facts and amazing-but-true incidents, this comprehensive guide to some of the world’s most dangerous sports explains what it's like to be gored by a bull, base jump into a cavern, or dare the “death zone” at Mt. Everest. The history of each activity is provided along with its potential dangers and rewards, making this a complete guide to some of the world’s most bewildering sports.