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    DescriptionWriter and adventurer Leslie Anthony has spent his life on two planks, racing down hills, searching for the next perfect ride. His real baptism, however, began in the early nineties when Alaska emerged as the ski world's Next Big Thing. Steep faces and vast tracks of powder snow, were captured on film and beamed to audiences around the world. The result was a freeskiing revolution. With insight and humor, White Planet, traces an arc through the new ski culture, in a rock 'n' roll adventure that follows a diaspora to far-flung corners of the globe. Along the way, Anthony introduces many of the daredevils, visionaries and entrepreneurs who are bringing the sport to such unexpected places as Mexico, China, Lebanon and India.

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    White Planet
    A Mad Dash Through Modern Global Ski Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Leslie Anthony
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    ISBN 13: 9781553654797
    ISBN 10: 155365479X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
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    LC classification: GV
    Libri: I-SR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    BIC subject category V2: WSWK
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    DC21: 796.93
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 796.93
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    BISAC V2.8: SPO039000
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    Thema V1.0: WTL, STA
    Greystone Books,Canada
    Imprint name
    Greystone Books,Canada
    Publication date
    17 March 2011
    Author Information
    Leslie Anthony was bitten by the ski bug at the age of ten and has never looked back. Although he holds a PhD in zoology from the University of Toronto, was a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University's Redpath Museum, and wrote Snakebit: Confessions of a Herpetologist, skiing has remained his first love. An avid adventurer, Anthony has won awards for both his poetry and is acclaimed for his work in outdoor, action sport, and general-interest magazines such as Skier, explore, and Powder, on whose masthead he's appeared for 18 years. His ski writing has been published in seven languages in twelve countries. He lives in Whistler, B.C.
    Review quote
    "Anthony is the modern-day Dolores LaCha-pelle, spreading the often-garbled stoke of skiing with wit, intellect and passion. ... With a floating, easy tone, Anthony shares the dense histories, geologies and personalities that buttress snowsports."—Denver Post
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgments vii Prologue: Legend 1 A Gathering Storm 1 | Smoke and Mirrors 7 2 | A Bum's Rush 24 3 | Into the Deep 41 4 | The Big Empty 51 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised 5 | The Motherland 73 6 | A Scattering in a Cold Wind 96 7 | A Scattering in a Warm Wind 120 8 | Last Salami, Last Pilgrim 145 The Revolution May Be Televised After All 9 | Icecapades 163 10 | Just Say Cheese 176 11 | X Marks the Spot 192 12 | Just Shoot Me 211 Another Gathering Storm 13 | A Death in the Family 227 14 | Invasion of the Powder Snatchers 238 15 | Space, the Final Frontier 253 Epilogue: Legend 287