Why We Swim

Bonnie Tsui

Why We Swim

Why We Swim

Bonnie Tsui
Pehmeäkantinen
15,95 €
Saatavuus: Lähetetään 10-25 arkipäivässä, tilaustuote. Arvioitu toimituspäivä: 16.8.2021 - 1.9.2021
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    • Kustantaja Algonquin Books
    • ISBN 9781643751375
    • Tuotekoodi 9781643751375
    • Kirjoittajat Bonnie Tsui
    • Kieli Englanti
    • Ilmestymispäivä 13.04.2021
    • Sivumäärä 288
    • Asiasanat Methods - Gourmet; Exercise - General; Social History
    • Pituus (mm) 208.28
    • Leveys (mm) 137.16
    • Korkeus (mm) 17.78
    • Paino (g) 0.272

Tuotekuvaus

"A fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water. I was enchanted by this book." --Rebecca Skloot, bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksAn immersive, unforgettable, and eye-opening perspective on swimming--and on human behavior itself.

We swim in freezing Arctic waters and piranha-infested rivers to test our limits. We swim for pleasure, for exercise, for healing. But humans, unlike other animals that are drawn to water, are not naturalborn swimmers. We must be taught. Our evolutionary ancestors learned for survival; today, swimming is one of the most popular activities in the world. Why We Swim is propelled by stories of Olympic champions, a Baghdad swim club that meets in Saddam Hussein's former palace pool, modern-day Japanese samurai swimmers, and even an Icelandic fisherman who improbably survives a wintry six-hour swim after a shipwreck. New York Times contributor Bonnie Tsui, a swimmer herself, dives into the deep, from the San Francisco Bay to the South China Sea, investigating what it is about water that seduces us, and why we come back to it again and again. The result is an immersive, unforgettable, and eye-opening perspective on swimming--and on human behavior itself.

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Tuotetiedot

  • Näytä kaikki
    • Kustantaja Algonquin Books
    • ISBN 9781643751375
    • Tuotekoodi 9781643751375
    • Kirjoittajat Bonnie Tsui
    • Kieli Englanti
    • Ilmestymispäivä 13.04.2021
    • Sivumäärä 288
    • Asiasanat Methods - Gourmet; Exercise - General; Social History
    • Pituus (mm) 208.28
    • Leveys (mm) 137.16
    • Korkeus (mm) 17.78
    • Paino (g) 0.272

Tuotekuvaus

"A fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water. I was enchanted by this book." --Rebecca Skloot, bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksAn immersive, unforgettable, and eye-opening perspective on swimming--and on human behavior itself.

We swim in freezing Arctic waters and piranha-infested rivers to test our limits. We swim for pleasure, for exercise, for healing. But humans, unlike other animals that are drawn to water, are not naturalborn swimmers. We must be taught. Our evolutionary ancestors learned for survival; today, swimming is one of the most popular activities in the world. Why We Swim is propelled by stories of Olympic champions, a Baghdad swim club that meets in Saddam Hussein's former palace pool, modern-day Japanese samurai swimmers, and even an Icelandic fisherman who improbably survives a wintry six-hour swim after a shipwreck. New York Times contributor Bonnie Tsui, a swimmer herself, dives into the deep, from the San Francisco Bay to the South China Sea, investigating what it is about water that seduces us, and why we come back to it again and again. The result is an immersive, unforgettable, and eye-opening perspective on swimming--and on human behavior itself.

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