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Encyclopedia of extreme sports

Author: Kelly Boyer Sagert
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009.
Series: Non-Series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Students and extreme sport enthusiasts will not only learn about the sports themselves, but also about the techniques, innovations, engineering, and physics behind them. How do ice yachters achieve speeds of up to 150 MPH? What does take to become a pro snowboarder? Other parts of the encyclopedia highlight key areas of study, such as extreme sports and the media, the controversies surrounding, and the impact of  Read more...
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Encyclopedia of extreme sports.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008037869
(OCoLC)244741483
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Boyer Sagert
ISBN: 0313344736 9780313344732
OCLC Number: 298456429
Description: 1 online resource (xxxviii, 264 pages, 7 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Alphabetical List of Entries""; ""Guide to Related Topics""; ""Introduction""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Timeline of Extreme Sports""; ""The Encyclopedia""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""X""; ""Y""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""X""; ""Y""; ""Z""
Series Title: Non-Series.
Responsibility: Kelly Boyer Sagert.

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Difficult terrain, death-defying speeds, and daredevil stunts; all in a day's work if you're an extreme sports enthusiast. This reference traces the evolution of some of the most adventurous - and  Read more...

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