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    Snowboarding: The Ultimate Guide (Greenwood Guides to Extreme Sports) (Hardback) By (author) Holly Thorpe

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    DescriptionWhile snowboarding didn't become a commercial success until the early 1980s, the roots of the modern snowboard go back to at least 1964, when Sherman Poppen invented the "Snurfer" by bolting two skis together and adding a rope for stability. Today snowboarding is one of the most prominent and appealing youth sports. Want proof? Professional snowboarder and two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White was the highest paid athlete entering the 2010 Winter Olympics with an estimated annual salary of $10 million. The book is a highly accessible and extensive overview of snowboarding, providing an introduction to the sport and lifestyle of snowboarding; a historical timeline of the rapid growth of snowboarding; techniques and equipment used; and a discussion of key places and events, such as Alaska, Winter X Games, and the Winter Olympics.

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    The Ultimate Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Holly Thorpe
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 205
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780313376221
    ISBN 10: 0313376220

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.7
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14400
    B&T Approval Code: A09305000
    BISAC V2.8: SPO052000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WSWM
    BISAC V2.8: SPO064000
    DC22: 796.939
    BISAC V2.8: SPO072000
    LC classification: GV857.S57 T45 2012
    DC23: 796.939
    Thema V1.0: STC
    Illustrations note
    Imprint name
    Greenwood Press
    Publication date
    06 January 2012
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    Author Information
    Holly Thorpe is senior lecturer in the Department of Sport and Leisure Studies at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, where she teaches courses on the social psychology of sport and physical culture. Her published works include the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports (with Douglas Booth) and Snowboarding Bodies in Theory and Practice. She has won academic awards and been published in journals including Journal of Sport and Social Issues, International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Sociology of Sport Journal. Thorpe was an active participant in snowboarding competitions, and continues to pursue fresh snow around the world.