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The Resource Why We Swim

Why We Swim

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Why We Swim
Title
Why We Swim
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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 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
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Tsui, Bonnie
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Health & Fitness
  • Nonfiction
  • History
  • Sports & Recreations
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Why We Swim
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:eb068669-c078-49f8-9cd0-e190c88e352b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781643750514
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Why We Swim
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:eb068669-c078-49f8-9cd0-e190c88e352b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781643750514
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Charleston County Public Library - MainBorrow it
      68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC, 29401, US
      32.7883294 -79.9309573
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