Berkshire Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports by Douglas Booth, Holly Thorpe

By Douglas Booth, Holly Thorpe

Collaboratively compiled and deftly co-edited via Douglas sales space and Holly Thorpe (both of whom are school contributors with the dep. of activities and relaxation reports on the college of Waikato, New Zealand), the "Berkshire Encyclopedia of utmost activities" is impressively equipped and contains forty two articles on modern severe activities by way of a professional members together with students and athletes. There also are 19 essays facing the social, political, and media context of maximum activities, 35 biographies of prime severe activities athletes, in addition to seventy three sidebars (many written by way of athletes recounting their very own exploits). The "Berkshire Encyclopedia of utmost activities" is more advantageous with the inclusion of a entire index, wide cross-references, and a topical reader's consultant. as well as being a necessary acquisition for either college and group library activities & Athletics reference collections, the "Berkshire Encyclopedia of utmost activities" is mainly urged for college kids and non-specialist readers of any age who've an curiosity in all or any of these activities and athletic actions that have turn out to be referred to as 'extreme'.

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