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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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A provocative, well-researched book. -- Washington Post

A sharply observed exploration of the massive appeal of gravity feats. -- Booklist

Enthralling. -- National Geographic Adventure

Fascinating history. -- Boston Herald, Editor's Choice

Fun, informative, provocative and filled with enthusiasm. -- Publishers Weekly

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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (April 17, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 039332656X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393326567
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 8.2 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: #2,695,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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