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The World in the Curl : an unconventional history of surfing

Author: Peter J Westwick
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Draws on decades of experience and the popular team-taught courses at the University of California at Santa Barbara to trace the cultural, political, economic and environmental aspects of surfing while evaluating the diverse range of influences that have rendered the sport a billion-dollar worldwide industry. --Publishers description
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Westwick
ISBN: 9780307719485 0307719480
OCLC Number: 826899295
Description: x, 405 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The cradle of surfing --
The Duke, Dillingham, and the Waikiki dream --
The dark side of paradise : race and sex in Hawaii --
Inventing Surfurbia : surfing to California --
War and surfing --
The surf boom --
Charlie don't surf : surfing and counterculture --
Surfing turns pro --
Engineering the coast --
Beating the crowds, literally and otherwise --
Surf tech --
Surfing at the frontiers --
Women and surfing : from flappers to Roxy Girl --
From Waikiki to Wall Street --
The world in the curl.
Responsibility: Peter Westwick, Peter Neushul.

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Draws on decades of experience and the popular team-taught courses at the University of California at Santa Barbara to trace the cultural, political, economic and environmental aspects of surfing while evaluating the diverse range of influences that have rendered the sport a billion-dollar worldwide industry. --Publishers description

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