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Daredevils : 21 stories of extraordinary daring--with exercises for developing reading comprehension and critical thinking skills

Author: Henry Billings; Melissa Stone Billings
Publisher: Lincolnwood, Ill. : Jamestown Publishers, 1999.
Series: Critical reading series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nonfiction articles profiling adventurers, sports heroes and stuntmen. Each is followed by reading comprehension and critical thinking exercises.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Problems and exercises
Problems, exercises, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Billings; Melissa Stone Billings
ISBN: 0890611149 9780890611142
OCLC Number: 42368991
Notes: "Levels F-H."
Description: vi, 198 pages : illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm.
Contents: Maniacs on bikes --
"Queen Bess" Coleman --
Jackie Chan : actor and stuntman --
Rodeo clowns --
Christiane Amanpour : on the front lines --
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay : conquering Everest --
Craig Breedlove : speed on wheels --
The Great Wallendas : danger on the high wire --
Mary Kingsley : explorer --
Mario Andretti : racing legend --
Julie Krone : jockey --
Climbing frozen waterfalls --
Hollywood stuntwomen --
Cristina Sanchez : bullfighter --
Operation Desert Hell : fighting oil well fires --
Picabo Street : fearless skier --
elephant keepers --
Tour de France : world-famous bicycle race --
Free diving daredevils --
Alison Hargreaves : mountain climber --
Cliff diving in Acapulco.
Series Title: Critical reading series.
Responsibility: Henry Billings, Melissa Billings.

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