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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 24.95
? At age fourteen, she swam twenty-six miles from Catalina Island to the California mainland. ? At ages fifteen and sixteen, she broke the men?s and women?s world records for swimming the English Channel?a thirty-three-mile crossing in nine hours, thirty-six minutes. ? At eighteen, she swam the twenty-mile Cook Strait between North and South Islands... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 20.00
A practical how-to guide to handling and avoiding powerboat problems and emergencies With no secondary method of propulsion, poorer stability profiles, and enough speed to get themselves into trouble fast, powerboats are far more susceptible to emergencies than sailboats. Confident Powerboating addresses your safety concerns, providing a detailed... more...
- Tracks Publishing 1999; US$ 9.99
Recommended by the United States Surfing Federation as a book that every beginning surfer should read, this instructional guide details the basics of surfing gear, conditions, safety, etiquette, and history. Written by someone who went through the learning process, topics are covered with just enough detail to get the reader riding the waves quickly... more...
- Menasha Ridge Press 2010; US$ 18.99
Dropping into the unknown on a rubber raft, hurled against rocks and cliff walls, only to round a blind bend, go vertical on a 10-foot standing wave, and flip over backwards into a deafening vat of near-freezing whitewater. Such is life for the brave souls who commit themselves to exploring the world?s untried rivers. First Descents collects the... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 21.00
Swimming is one of the best, most enjoyable, and most effective forms of exercise available, and this is the classic guide for beginners and expert swimmers alike, completely revised and updated for the '90s. B & W line drawings throughout. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 33.72
Ob Fernsehen, Computerspiele, jugendkulturelle Aktivitäten oder einfach Feiern: ,Events? sind umfassender Bestandteil der heutigen Populär- und Alltagskulturen geworden. Anhand der Untersuchung konkreter und in der zweiten Auflage erweiterter Beispiele arbeiten die Artikel des Buchs heraus, wie unsere Gegenwart mehr und mehr mit ,populären Events?... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00
In 1926, Gertrude Ederle became the first female to swim the English Channel--and broke the existing record time in doing so. Although today she is considered a pioneer in women's swimming, women were swimming competitively 50 years earlier. This historical book details the early period of women's competitive swimming in the United States,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.09
When Ellen finished the Vendee Globe, yachting's toughest race aged just 24 the nation took her to it's heart. The depth of the affection for Ellen is extraordinary - she makes people feel like they can do anything! This is her story, written intrue Ellen style, in her own words, without the help of a ghost writer. Passionate, dramatic and and... more...
- Storey Publishing, LLC 2003; US$ 10.95
Get paddling! Joe Glickman, a two-time member of the US National Marathon Kayak Team, fills this kayaking primer with expert advice and plenty of encouragement. Beginners will benefit from Glickman?s clear descriptions of the basic techniques of sea, touring, and recreational kayaking, while experienced kayakers will find insightful tips on navigation,... more...