Two Planks and a Passion: The Dramatic History of Skiing
Roland Huntford's brilliant history begins 20,000 years ago in the last ice age on the icy tundra of an unformed earth. Man is a travelling animal, and on these icy slopes skiing began as a means of survival.That it has developed into the leisure and sporting pursuit of choice by so much of the globe bears testament to its elemental appeal. In polar exploration, it has changed the course of history. Elsewhere, in war and peace, it has done so too. The origins of skiing are bound up in with the emergence of modern man and the world we live in today.
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Review: Two Planks and a Passion: The Dramatic History of SkiingUser Review - Chris Johnson - Goodreads
This book was really good. They talk about the history of skiing. It also talks about Roland Amundsen and his friends journey to the south pole.They were the first people to reach the south pole. The ... Read full review
Review: Two Planks and a Passion: The Dramatic History of SkiingUser Review - Goodreads
It wasn't that bad. Sometimes he got a bit bogged down with the history of some dude who was the first to ski some fjord. Or the little girl who was totally awesome at ski jumping in 1850. But hey it's was the best random book I've picked up in a while.