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    DescriptionLaird Hamilton has been hailed as the world's greatest big-wave surfer. His first book, "Force of Nature," allows readers a rare glimpse inside the unique philosophy that has created his circumstances, and not the other way around. After all, this is a man whose biological father abandoned him shortly after he was born; whose first job was working on a pig far; who dropped out of school in eleventh grade. And then the career decision: surfer. Though earning enough to pay the rent as any kind of surfer is next to impossible, Hamilton has ended up in the place we all desire to be: doing exactly what he loves, becoming the world's best in the process, making a great living, being surrounded by nature and family, radiating peak health and fitness, and succeeding by any definition of the word. How did he get there? And more importantly, how can the rest of us join him? "Force of Nature" is a detailed map to that destination, with Laird Hamilton as the reader's guide. It's not about chasing trophies or accolades or cash. It's about quality over quantity, soul and being true to your physical, mental, and spiritual roots. Not only is it possible to thrive in the modern world without adopting its harmful habits, it's essential. And not only has Hamilton mastered this balance, he makes a compelling and articulate case that anyone who wants to can do the same. This book is a deeply authoritative and cutting-edge guide to peak fitness in mind, body, sould, and surfing. It comes directly from the source and his inner circle, which includes those at the vanguard of sports, training, nutrition, and more. Former pro volleyball player Gabrielle Reece; surf legend Dave Kalama; fitness gurus Paul Chek, T.R. Goodman, and Don Wildman; and Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis all contribute their knowledge. Readers will get an all-access pass into an elite world filled with definitive and provocative ideas.


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    Title
    Force of Nature
    Subtitle
    Mind, Body, Soul, And, of Course, Surfing
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Laird Hamilton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 242
    Width: 191 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781609611026
    ISBN 10: 1609611020
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24400
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: WSS
    Abridged Dewey: 613
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A13116500
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A09304000
    BISAC V2.8: SPO069000, SPO051000, BIO026000, OCC011020
    LC classification: RA776.5 .H2565 2008
    Thema V1.0: DNC, DNBS, SP
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Rodale Incorporated
    Imprint name
    Rodale Incorporated
    Publication date
    31 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Pennsylvania
    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.