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Base jumping : the ultimate guide

Author: Jason Laurendeau
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, ©2012.
Series: Greenwood guides to extreme sports.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How does a human being get to the point where he or she considers jumping from deadly heights, simply for the thrill of it? BASE jumpingâ€"the four-letter term being an acronym for the four categories of jumping points: Building, Antenna, Span, Earthâ€"is not a recently invented extreme activity. In fact, there is evidence to suggest that the first fixed object jump took place in the ninth century.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Base jumping.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, ©2012
(DLC) 2012012288
(OCoLC)729344408
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Laurendeau
ISBN: 0313383987 9780313383984
OCLC Number: 809834564
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 131 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; contents; Series Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. BASE Culture, BASE Ethics; 3. Emotion, Risk, and Responsibility; 4. Origins and Developments; 5. Techniques and Equipment; 6. Sites and Events; 7. Pioneers and Icons; 8. Future Directions; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Series Title: Greenwood guides to extreme sports.
Responsibility: Jason Laurendeau.

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This in-depth exploration of the history and culture of the sometimes illegal activity of BASE jumping provides historical and current information as well as a glimpse into the incredible adrenaline  Read more...

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