Why We Swim

Written By Bonnie Tsui
Why We Swim
  • Publsiher : Algonquin Books
  • Release : 14 April 2020
  • ISBN : 1643750518
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • Rating : 2/5 from 1 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Why We Swim written by Bonnie Tsui which was release on 14 April 2020, this book published by Algonquin Books. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: “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 Lacks 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. An immersive, unforgettable, and eye-opening perspective on swimming—and on human behavior itself.

Why We Swim

Why We Swim
  • Author : Bonnie Tsui
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : “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 Lacks 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 ...

Why We Swim

Why We Swim
  • Author : Bonnie Tsui
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2020-04-16
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : 'A jewel of a book, a paean to the wonders of water and our place within it' James Nestor, bestselling of author of Breath 'Glorious' The New York Times Take a dive into the deep and discover what it is about water that seduces us, heals us and brings us ...

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  • Author : Jack Hudson,Calum Hudson,Robbie Hudson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2018-04-19
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : Live a more creative, content and fulfilled life by reconnecting with nature. Brothers Jack, Calum and Robbie have been swimming together their whole lives, and have never lost the sense of wonder, excitement and relief that getting in open water brings. In this book, we learn about their swimming feats, ...

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  • Author : Lynn Sherr
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-04-03
  • Total pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : Swim is a celebration of swimming and the effect it has on our lives. It's an inquiry into why we swim -- the lure, the hold, the timeless magic of being in the water. It's a look at how swimming has changed over the millennia, how this ancient activity is ...

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  • Author : Joseph Raz
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2000-01-13
  • Total pages : 344
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : Engaging Reason offers a penetrating examination of a set of fundamental questions about human thought and action. In these tightly argued and interconnected essays Joseph Raz examines the nature of normativity, reason, and the will; the justification of reason; and the objectivity of value. He argues for the centrality, but ...

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  • Author : Ahn Do-hyun
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2015-04-09
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : The life of the salmon is a predictable one: swimming upstream to the place of its birth to spawn, and then to die. This is the story of a salmon whose silver scales mark him out as different – who dares to leap beyond his fate. It's a story about growing ...

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  • Publisher : Second Story Press
  • Release Date : 2022-05-03
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : What is it about freezing cold water that draws people in? Throughout history, humans have gravitated to cold water swimming and celebrated its healing properties, calling it the secret to good health and serenity. Today, cold water swimmers gather in groups from Galway to Georgian Bay to jump into frigid ...

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  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2015-04-07
  • Total pages : 288
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  • Publisher : Simon Pulse
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Total pages : 320
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  • Author : J. Robert DuBois
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-07-01
  • Total pages : 226
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Summary : A Special Forces veteran and security advisor shares what he’s learned about dealing with conflict: “A powerful book” (Peter Bergen). In this honest, hard-hitting look at war and peace, a Navy SEAL and experienced security consultant explains that force is sometimes necessary, that persuasion is more powerful, and that ...

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  • Author : J. R. Roberts
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-12-28
  • Total pages : 192
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Summary : The Gunsmith is up the river without a paddle-but who needs a paddle to shoot some bad guys? When the Dolly Madison has her maiden voyage, The Gunsmith goes along for the ride-but when she goes down in a firey blaze, the vacation stops, and the bullets start flying....

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  • Author : Karl F. May
  • Publisher : Nemsi Books
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Total pages : 225
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  • Publisher : Fantastic Books Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-05-26
  • Total pages : 372
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Summary : The Chosen and their offspring enjoy an atheist democracy where justice, peace and harmony are served by an advanced technology that controls almost all daily life. The citizens of Marzero slave under the power-mad and greedy Elite, whose only concerns are personal gratification and profit. When citizen Gabriel, who believes ...

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  • Publisher : Litres
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Total pages : 741
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Summary : This world tempts but God saves. The one who doesn’t know the essence, can’t resist the temptation. The one who knows the Truth, will find the essence even where it is tried to be hidden. The one who seeks the Truth will see its Light even through the ...

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  • Publisher : Loving Healing Press
  • Release Date : 2005-04-01
  • Total pages : 80
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : Robert Rich, PhD, Bobswriting.com: "A pearl is a small thing, and yet it is as precious as any jewel. So is this little book." Susan M. Phillips, Spiralthreads Reviews: "Turtle Dolphin Dreams is a lovely book with much food for thought. Very inspirational indeed." Rev. James W. Clifton, PhD: ...