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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Skateboarding: New Levelsby Doug Werner; Steve Badillo

    Tracks Publishing 2002; US$ 9.99

    An instructional guide to an increasingly popular sport, this book reviews the basics of skateboarding, the mental and emotional side of the sport, and what it takes to become an advanced skater. As aggression is a key factor to skating success, this book attempts to pinpoint where the risks begin to outweigh a skater?s chance for reward and success.... more...

  • Skateboarding: Book of Tricksby Steve Badillo; Doug Werner

    Tracks Publishing 2003; US$ 9.99

    Serious skaters looking for unusual and innovative tricks will find them in this skateboarding instructional guide. The tricks run the gamut from classic old school to modern with an emphasis on diversification, creativity, and originality. Included are riding basics and tips for controlling fear, visualizing, and focusing. Sequential shots detail... more...

  • Street Skateboarding: Flip Tricksby Evan Goodfellow

    Tracks Publishing 2005; US$ 9.99

    With sequential photos and step-by-step instructions, this guide to a performance cornerstone—the flip trick—benefits skateboarders of all skill levels. Often combined with curb tricks and applied to such obstacles as handrails and ramps, flip tricks are commonly used as the final touch on a more complex maneuver, and, with this guidebook, readers... more...