Thrill seekers : 15 remarkable women in extreme sports / Ann McCallum Staats.
- ISBN: 1641604808 : HRD
- ISBN: 9781641604802 : HRD
- ISBN: 9781641604802
- ISBN: 1641604808
- Physical Description: viii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 
- Copyright: ©2021
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-214).
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Maximum sky. Roberta Mancino : fly like a superhero ; Faith Dickey : walk a thin line ; Melanie Curtis : free fall freedom -- Extreme ocean. Bethany Hamilton : able and awesome ; Jill Heinerth : into the deep unknown ; Ann Marie Stephens : weightless and free -- Radical rides. Sneha Sharma : behind the wheel ; Elladee Brown : stoked and dialed ; Lizzie Armanto : skateboard wonder -- Epic ice and snow. Kristin Knight Pace : it's all about the dogs ; Julia Marino : the art of snowboarding ; Angela Hawse : Alpine adventurer -- Adrenaline Earth. Sara Mudallal : vault, leap, tumble ; Brittany Leavitt : teacher turned climber ; Courtney Dauwalter : up and running.
"What is the allure of the extreme? Who are the women who seek out and excel at sports outside the conventional, such as cave diving, wingsuit flying, or Formula 1 racing? This collection of female adventure dynamos is as fascinating as it is empowering. Thrill Seekers introduces readers to a diverse and fascinating selection of women whose determination, grit, and courage have propelled each of them into a life far from the sidelines. Each chapter introduces readers to modern role models and leaders, change-makers who opt into a life of risk--but one of astonishing rewards. Their stories inspire young people to approach life with the same bold resolve." -- Amazon.com.
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