Stories of Riding the World's Wildest Water
Edited by Clint Willis
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Big Wave by Clint Willis
Book DescriptionThe impact of such films as Blue Crush and Step into Liquid (from the directors of the classic Endless Summer) have helped fuel a surfing renaissance that extends from aging baby-boomers down to upstart pre-teens. This boom is driving sales of surfer gear and duds--and set the stage for an Adrenaline Book that will do justice to the sport's surprisingly long history, which dates to well before Captain Cook's eighteenth century voyages of discovery. Big Wave taps into a lush literature that will appeal to virtual and visceral thrill-seekers of all ages. The book features great writing on every aspect of the sport: the exhilaration of riding tsunami-like breakers; the competition that drives surfers to defy death in the world's most dangerous waters; the turf wars that can end in violence; the terror of shark attacks; and the sheer Zen-like beauty of riding a wave the way it's meant to be ridden.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781560255017
(229mm x 153mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publish Date: 6-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Clint Willis
Jesus is Not a Republican, Paperback (September 2005)
In several dozen essays and articles, the contributors to this book make the case that the religious right has strayed far from a truly Christian path, and review the achievements of progressive Christians who actually try to follow the teachings of Jesus.
I Hate Corporate America Reader, Paperback (November 2004)
With essays from some of America's most influential writers offering their views on how big corporations are destroying the American way of life, this book will energize, empower, entertain, and mobilize readers who are disgusted with the behavior of the corporate powers-that-be.
Boots on the Ground, Paperback (May 2004)» View all books by Clint Willis
Written by troops in the field, these stories offer new and deeper perspectives on the challenges our soldiers face in modern combat, and create a gripping portrait of the front lines in the ongoing war against terrorism.
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