Surfing: A History of the Ancient Hawaiian Sport

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Pomegranate, 1996 - Sports & Recreation - 117 pages
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Surfing traces the history of the sport from its beginnings in ancient Hawaii through the mid 1960s. This revised edition of the 1966 classic features extensive illustrations, a new introduction, and articles by Mark Twain and Jack London recounting their observations on surfing. The book also explores the development of the surfboard and follows surfing's timeline from the earliest legends to the accomplishments of modern surfing heroes.
 

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Contents

Foreword
7
Pacific Origins
21
The Touch of Civilization
51
Surfing Goes International
81
Hawaiian Surfing Terms
94
Notes
115
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James D. Houston is the author of "Continental Drift" & six other novels, & of several nonfiction works, including "Farewell to Manzanar", coauthored with his wife, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston.

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