Extreme Sports

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Crabtree Publishing Company, Oct 31, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Ages 6 to 12 years. Since the early 1990s, the term "extreme sports" has come to mean many things. Whether flying off a giant ramp, diving from an aeroplane, or tackling waves taller than a five-story building, these sports push their athletes to the absolute limits. Extreme sports are about more than just a attitude -- they are also about physical grace. This book has them all, from the well-known attractions like skateboarding, to the far-out world of skysurfing. It's all here and in full-colour! Strap yourself in for: profiles of over twenty different extreme sports; the exciting history of extreme sports; a dynamic layout, full of quick facts and large photographs.

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User Review  - Madams21 - LibraryThing

I liked how this book had pictures of people actually doing the sport and on top of that was listed the type of sport, what surface it was conducted on and the year the sport was born. I liked how the ... Read full review

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User Review  - EmilySadler - LibraryThing

This informational book discusses the different types of extreme sports and is written for the purpose of informing readers on the differences between each sport and how they originated. I really ... Read full review



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Bobbie Kalman was born in Hungary in 1947. She escaped with her family to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. Her book, Refugee Child, is based on this account. She has degrees in English, psychology and education, and has taught at both the elementary and secondary level. She has also worked as an educational assistant for several publishing companies. She is the author and publisher of over 800 books for children. Her books are sought after because she writes within specific curriculum needs, making the titles very popular in schools and public libraries. Her works include The Early Settler Life series, The Historic Communities series, The Native Nations of North America series, The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series, and The Science of Living Things series.

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