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Title:
Skiing
Author:
Cotter, Alison, 1963-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Lucent Books, 2003.
Physical Description:
112 pages: illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the origins and evolution of skiing, including different styles, equipment, and techniques, as well as memorable events and key personalities in the sport's history.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction: a sport for the body and soul -- The birth of skiing: cross country -- The downhill craze -- The age of competition -- Catching air: ski jumping and freestyle -- Skiing's legends.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.3 5.0 66691.
ISBN:
9781590180723
Format :
Book

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Skiing once served as a form of transportation in remote mountainous regions, it has since become one of the world's most popular recreational sports. From its birth in Norway, the sport of skiing has spread across the globe. This book covers the history, the events, and the legends of the sport's major events: cross country, downhill, ski jumping, and freestyle skiing.