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Extreme Sports: In Search of the Ultimate Thrill
Extreme Sports: In Search of the Ultimate Thrill
by Joe Tomlinson
Paperback from Firefly Books Ltd

Pushing the limits.

Extreme sports vigorously test the limits of an individual's strength, agility, and courage. One's adversary in these sports is not another athlete but the forces of nature, particularly gravity.

Extreme Sports celebrates the wild world of high adrenaline sports with concise profiles of forty-one sports. The sports range from bungee jumping to whitewater rafting. Each sport is described with lively text and illustrated with dynamic action photography.

The sports featured in Extreme Sports are organized alphabetically in three major sections:

  • Nine Air Sports: BASE jumping, ballooning, hang gliding, sky diving, sky surfing, etc.
  • Seventeen Land Sports: Ice climbing, ice yachting, mountain boarding, skateboarding, street luge, etc.
  • Fifteen Water Sports: Jetskiing, power boating, snorkeling, wakeboarding, windsurfing, etc.
Extreme Sports also features less known sports, such as freediving: a sport that requires participants to swim into the deepest reaches of the ocean carrying only the air they hold in their lungs. Freedivers have pushed the limits of unassisted breathing dives to go below 400 feet. The book includes an extensive list of books, magazines, associations and clubs that would-be extreme athletes can contact to obtain more information for each sport.

Although participating in extreme sports is clearly not for every sports enthusiast, Extreme Sports is.
(200412)

 
DK Readers: Extreme Sports (Level 3: Reading Alone)
DK Readers: Extreme Sports (Level 3: Reading Alone)
by Richard Platt
Paperback from DK CHILDREN
ISBN: 0789478846

Are you ready for the ultimate book on daredevil sports? Whether it's steep skiing or freestyle motorcross -- this book takes readers to the limit! The 48-page Level 3 books, designed for children who can read on their own, contain more complex sentence structure and more detail. Young readers will devour these kid-friendly titles, which cover high-interest topics such as sharks, and the Bermuda Triangle, as well as classics like Aladdin. Information boxes highlight historical references, trivia, pronunciation, and other facts about words and names mentioned. Averaging 2,400 to 2,800 words, these books offer a 50/50 picture-to-text ratio. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.
 

 
 
Being Extreme: Thrills and Dangers in the World of High-Risk Sports
Being Extreme: Thrills and Dangers in the World of High-Risk Sports
by Bill Gutman
Paperback from Citadel
ISBN: 0806523549
 
 
The Horizontal Everest: Extreme Journeys on Ellesmere Island
The Horizontal Everest: Extreme Journeys on Ellesmere Island
by Jerry Kobalenko
Paperback from BPS Books
ISBN: 1926645170

JERRY KOBALENKO is one of the world's premier Arctic travelers. His writing and photography appear in such magazines as Condé Nast Traveler, Canadian Geographic, and Outside. When he is not on an extreme journey, he lives in Canmore, Alberta, with his fellow adventurer and wife, Alexandra.

 
Surfing: The Ultimate Guide (Greenwood Guides to Extreme Sports)
by Douglas G. Booth
Listed under Surfing
 
 
Surviving Extreme Sports (Extreme Survival)
Surviving Extreme Sports (Extreme Survival)
by Lori Hile
Hardcover from Heinemann Raintree
ISBN: 1410939685
 
Extreme Running
Extreme Running
by Kym McConnell, Dave Horsley
Hardcover from Pavilion
ISBN: 1862058865
Covers 24 of the most extreme foot races on the planet, such as Pike's Peak Marathon, Transalpine Run, Everest Marathon, and Antarctica MarathonRunning is an inexpensive, convenient, and increasingly popular sport, but some take it to the limit. From cold weather running in Alaska to the intense heat of the Sahara Marathon, a number of athletes choose to pit themselves against the elements. Extremes of environment, route, and geography are another challenge, from trails through dense jungle to soaring mountain ranges. The rewards are the experiences of a lifetime, the sense of having been to largely unexplored places, and the realization of unique ambitions. Never before has there been a manual to pull together all the elements of this new, but fast growing sport, touching on every aspect from lone desert running to ultramarathons. The follow-up to Extreme Golf and Extreme Sailing, this third volume is a must-have for all runners.
 
Using Math to Conquer Extreme Sports (Mathworks!)
Using Math to Conquer Extreme Sports (Mathworks!)
by David Clemson, Wendy Clemson
Paperback from Gareth Stevens Publishing
ISBN: 083686042X
 
 
Bungee Jumping (Extreme Sports)
by Jason Glaser
(School & Library Binding)

Snowboard: Your Guide to Freeriding, Pipe & Park, Jibbing, Backcountry, Alpine, Boardercross, and More (Extreme Sports)
by Joy Masoff, Jack Dickason (Illustrator)
(Paperback)

Skateboard: Your Guide to Street, Vert, Downhill, and More (Nat Geographic Extreme Sports)
by Pete Takeda, et al
Listed under Skateboarding

Extreme Rock & Ice: 25 of the World's Great Climbs
by Garth Hattingh, Paul Pritchard
(Hardcover)

Extreme Sea Kayaking: A Survival Guide
by Eric J. Soares, Michael Powers
(Paperback)

Sport Climbing (Extreme Sports)
by Edward A. Voeller (School & Library Binding)

Dead On: The Long-Range Marksman's Guide to Extreme Accuracy
by Tony M. Noblitt (Author), Warren Gabrilska (Author)
(Paperback)

Amazon Extreme: Three Ordinary Guys, One Rubber Raft, and Most Dangerous River on Earth
by Colin Angus, Ian Mulgrew (Contributor)
Listed under Rafting

Extreme Bicycle Stunt Riding Moves (Behind the Moves)
by Danny Parr
Listed under BMX

Extreme Alpinism: Climbing Light, Fast, and High
by Mark F. Twight (Editor), James Martin (Author)
(Paperback)

Women Who Risk: Profiles of Women in Extreme Sports
by Marilyn Olsen
(Hardcover)

Extreme Sports: The Illustrated Guide to Maximum Adrenalin Thrills
by Joe Tomlinson
(Paperback)

Mountain Bike Extreme2012Calendar
by John Gibson
Listed under Sports Calendars

DK Readers: Extreme Sports (Level 3: Reading Alone)
by Richard Platt
(Paperback)

Extreme Sports [DOWNLOAD: PDF]
by Mintel International Group Ltd. (Author) (Digital)

Strange Adventures of the Dangerous Sports Club
by Martin Lyster
(Paperback)

Extreme Adventures Northern California (Serial)
by Brad Olsen
(Paperback)

BASE 66
by Jevto Dedijer
(Paperback)

Lessons from the Edge : Extreme Athletes Show You How to Take on High Risk and Succeed
by Maryann Karinch, David Brooks (Photographer)
(Paperback)

The International Adventure and Extreme Sports Source Directory : 2001-2002 Edition
by LTC Publishing Company
(Paperback)
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Extreme Adventures Hawaii (Serial)
by Brad Olsen
(Paperback)

Kayaking (Extreme Sports)
by Bill Lund
(School & Library Binding)
See also: Kayaking
 
 
 

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