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  • Get Wet, Get Fitby Megan Quann Jendrick; Nathan Jendrick

    Touchstone 2008; US$ 18.00

    Two-time Olympic gold medalist Megan Quann Jendrick and her husband and personal trainer offer a complete training regimen -- including a diet program -- that will enable everyone to achieve the body of their dreams through swimming. Elite-level swimmers share a common trait -- their toned, shapely bodies. Get Wet, Get Fit shows how anyone,... more...

  • A Pearl in the Stormby Tori Murden McClure

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    ?If you want to be inspired, read this book. You won?t stop till you?ve finished.?   ?Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab?s Wife     A Pearl in the Storm is the true story of Tori Murden McClure, the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. McClure?s memoir, subtitled, ?How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean,? is... more...

  • Swimming to Antarcticaby Lynne Cox

    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...

  • Confident Powerboatingby Stu Reininger

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 20.00 US$ 16.40

    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...

  • Surfer's Start-Upby Doug Werner

    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...

  • First Descentsby Richard Bangs; John Yost; Yvon Chounard; Royal Robbins; Tao Berman; Brad Ludden; Trip Jennings

    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...

  • Paddling Partnersby Bruce W. Hodgins; Carol Hodgins

    Dundurn 2008; US$ 8.99

    Carol and Bruce Hodgins began leading canoe trips in 1957 in northern Ontario. Paddling Partners tells the story of their shared canoe travel over the past 50 years. more...

  • Swimming for Total Fitnessby Jane Katz

    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...

  • Populäre Eventsby Andreas Hepp; Marco Höhn; Waldemar Vogelgesang

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 33.84

    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...

  • Fighting the Currentby Lisa Bier

    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...