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Defying Gravity: Land Divers, Roller Coasters, Gravity Bums, and the Human Obsession with Falling Paperback – April 17, 2005

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (April 17, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 039332656X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393326567
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #325,706 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“A provocative, well-researched book.” (Washington Post)

“Fun, informative, provocative and filled with enthusiasm.” (Publishers Weekly)

“A sharply observed exploration of the massive appeal of gravity feats.” (Booklist)

“Editor's Choice. Fascinating history.” (Boston Herald)

“Enthralling.” (National Geographic Adventure)

About the Author

Garrett Soden is the author of several books, including I Went to College for This? and Hook Spin Buzz. He lives in Pasadena, California.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By c. on September 17, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book is amazingly well written, a complex analisys of what people practising sports implying gravity are looking for. The mastering and control, the enjoyment of vertigo: the author explains it all going very deep in the minds of the ones he studied. Wonderful!
NOTE: this book is "Falling" of the same author only with a different (less beutiful) title.

by c. from italy
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