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    DescriptionForce of Nature opens a window onto the unique physical regimens, mental strategies, and spiritual beliefs that have allowed professional surfer Hamilton to do what he loves, while being surrounded by family and radiating peak health and fitness.

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    Force of Nature
    Mind, Body, Soul, And, of Course, Surfing
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Laird Hamilton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 242
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9781594869426
    ISBN 10: 1594869421

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4
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    B&T General Subject: 760
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 613
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    Abridged Dewey: 613
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    DC22: 613
    Ingram Subject Code: HE
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    B&T Approval Code: A09304000
    BISAC V2.8: SPO051000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16970
    BISAC V2.8: SEL031000, HEA010000
    LC classification: RA776.5 .H2565 2008
    Thema V1.0: VFD, VS, DNBS, SP
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, frontispiece
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    18 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Emmaus, PA
    Author Information
    Laird Hamilton is known as the guiding genius of crossover board sports, and he is truly amazing in the water. His size--6'3," over 215 pounds--makes him seem indestructible. Laird is the elder son of sixties' surfing legend Bill Hamilton and is a throwback to that time when surfers prided themselves on being all-around watermen. His mother, JoAnn, gave birth to him in a "bathysphere" with reduced gravity as part of an experiment at the UC Medical Center in San Francisco. JoAnn was also a surfer and decided to move the family from California to Hawaii when Laird was just a few months old. They lived on Oahu's North Shore and later in a remote valley on Kauai, not far from one of the world's best surf breaks. He learned to surf between the ages of 2 and 3 on the front half of a surfboard; and at age 8, hi father took him to the 6-foot cliff at Waimea Falls, where Laird looked down, looked back at his dad, and jumped. "He's been bold since day one," says Bill, "and hell-bent on living life to the extreme." He lives in Hawaii and California with his wife and three daughters.