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  • Down and Derbyby Alex Cohen; Jennifer Barbee

    Soft Skull Press 2010; US$ 14.95

    When most Americans hear the words “roller derby? today, they think of the kitschy sport once popular on weekend television during the seventies and eighties. Originally an endurance competition where skaters traveled the equivalent of a trip between Los Angeles and New York, derby gradually evolved into a violent contact sport often involving fake... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Skiingby E. John B. Allen

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 89.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Skiing relates the history of the sport through a comprehensive alphabetical dictionary with detailed, cross-referenced entries on key figures, places, competitions, and governing bodies within the sport. Author E. John B. Allen introduces the reader to the history of skiing through a detailed chronology, an introductory... more...

  • White Heatby Wayne Johnson

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available

    There is an old joke among skiers, usually put to other fans of the sport as a question: what's better, sex or skiing? The answer is a given, but the hesitation in answering, that moment of serious consideration, is cause for humour. Extreme skiers get it. They know skiing isn't just a sport; it's a lifestyle, one inextricably bound up in the notion... more...

  • The Roller Derby Athleteby Ellen Parnavelas

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    Roller derby is a unique, fast-paced, female-dominated sport that is taking the world by storm. It originated in the USA in the 1930s but it is the revival that began in 2001 that has inspired this new book. Roller derby has become one of the world's fastest-growing new sports and there are now more than 1000 leagues worldwide - in the USA, Europe,... more...

  • Living the Lifeby David J. Rothman

    Conundrum Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Featuring 38 true-life stories of adventure and self-discovery, adrenaline, and honesty, a former professional NCAA downhill competitor reveals the soul skier?s raison d?ętre : finding exhilaration, faith, grief, love, and everything that truly matters amid the gloriously tangible, tactile, break-your-leg-if-you?re-not-careful rocks, trees, and gullies... more...

  • Sport, Gender and Powerby Adele Pavlidis; Simone Fullagar

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    As a new breed of lifestyle sport enthusiasts ‘derby grrrls’ are pushing the boundaries of gender as they negotiate the nexus of pleasure, pain and power relations. Offering a socio-cultural analysis of the rise and reinvention of roller derby as both a new, globalized women’s sport and an everyday creative leisure space, this book explores... more...

  • Crazy for the Stormby Norman Ollestad

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99

    ?Breathtaking.... Crazy for the Storm will keep you up late into the night.? ? Washington Post Book World   Norman Olstead?s New York Times bestselling memoir Crazy for the Storm is the story of the harrowing plane crash the author miraculously survived at age eleven, framed by the moving tale of his complicated relationship with... more...

  • White Heatby Wayne Johnson

    Atria Books 2007; US$ 10.99

    White Heat is pure adrenaline -- a thrilling exploration of extreme skiing that pushes the reader over the edge with heart-pounding accounts of people who risk their lives on the fastest, steepest slopes. Often obsessed and possibly crazy, extreme skiers and snowboarders are having the time of their lives facing death-defying challenges. But... more...

  • White Heatby Wayne Johnson

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available

    There is an old joke among skiers, usually put to other fans of the sport as a question: what's better, sex or skiing? The answer is a given, but the hesitation in answering, that moment of serious consideration, is cause for humour. Extreme skiers get it. They know skiing isn't just a sport; it's a lifestyle, one inextricably bound up in the notion... more...

  • Basic Illustrated Cross-Country Skiingby J. Scott Mcgee; Luca Diana

    Falcon Guides 2012; US$ 11.99

    A visually packed beginner guide to cross country skiing. more...