Being Extreme: Thrills and Dangers in the World of High-Risk Sports

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Citadel Press, Oct 1, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 292 pages
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Skydiving. Extreme skiing. Snowboarding. BASE jumping. Freestyle motocross. Big wave surfing. Waterfall jumping... From the risk to the rush, this book takes you inside the breathtaking world of extreme sports, where there is no safety rope, no net, no parachute -- and no such thing as "too dangerous." Feel the awesome adrenaline high and the heart-stopping fear as you learn why these athletes love what they do, and why they do what no one else would ever dare. Featuring in-depth interviews with extreme sports stars, recreational hobbyists, and the health professionals who study their death-defying behavior, along with dozens of stunning photographs, Being Extreme propels you into the very heart of the action. Experience the exhilaration, the camaraderie, the almost spiritual connection to nature as you discover what it really means to live life on the edge, where you're only as good as your last jump and one false move can take you out of the game -- permanently. Book jacket.

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This book took you into a world of risk and andventure. As I read this book I couldn't put ti down. I just couldn't imagine waking up every morning wondering if I were to be alive by the next day. It ... Read full review

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Bill Gutman is a freelance author of more than 200 books for both children and adults. He is the co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Coaching Youth Soccer.

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