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  • Skateboarding: Legendary Tricksby Steve Badillo; Doug Werner

    Tracks Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    A comprehensive guidebook that details dozens of spectacular skateboarding stunts, this resource combines invaluable technical information with insightful historical perspectives. Each trick is captured in action sequence and captioned so that aspiring riders can learn how each trick is performed. A history of the tricks, featuring their legendary... more...

  • Skateboarder's Start-Upby Doug Werner; Steve Badillo

    Tracks Publishing 2009; US$ 9.99

    Providing updated and revised chapters on safety, equipment, and basic skills, this instructional guide discusses the fundamentals of skateboarding. Presented in a helpful question and answer format, beginners will find information on buying a first board, where to plant one?s feet, how to stay safe while learning new stunts, and the history of this... more...

  • Snowboarder's Start-Upby Doug Werner

    Tracks Publishing 1998; US$ 9.99

    Here is the essential beginner?s guide to the fastest growing sport in the country according to the National Sporting Goods Association. The most important questions—how to stop, how to turn, and how to avoid the crash and burn syndrome—are answered because the author takes the reader along as he learns the sport himself. Basic gear, preparation,... more...

  • Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks 2by Steve Badillo

    Tracks Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    Compiling more legendary skateboarding figures and their pioneering tricks, this comprehensive resource details dozens of spectacular stunts—combining invaluable technical information with insightful historical perspectives. Each feat is captured in action sequence and captioned allowing aspiring riders to learn how to perform them. A history of... 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...

  • 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...

  • Skiing into Modernityby Andrew Denning

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Skiing into Modernity is the story of how skiing moved from Europe?s Scandinavian periphery to the mountains of central Europe, where it came to define the modern Alps and set the standard for skiing across the world. Denning offers a fresh, sophisticated, and engaging cultural and environmental history of skiing that alters our understanding of... 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...

  • Hawkby Tony Hawk

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    For Tony Hawk, it wasn't enough to skate for two decades, to invent more than eighty tricks, and to win more than twice as many professional contests as any other skater.It wasn't enough to knock himself unconscious more than ten times, fracture several ribs, break his elbow, knock out his teeth twice, compress the vertebrae in his back, pop his... more...

  • In Search of Powderby Jeremy Evans

    University of Nebraska Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    As a recent college graduate and fledging newspaper reporter in the Lake Tahoe area, Jeremy Evans became immersed in ski bum culture—a carefree lifestyle whose mantra was simply: “Ski as much as possible.” His snowboarding suffered when he left for a job in the Portland area; and when, at twenty-six, he suffered a stroke, he reexamined... more...