Why we swim / Bonnie Tsui
Book | Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill | 2020 | First Edition.

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Edition
First Edition.
Description
277 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [259]-277).
Summary
"Bonnie Tsui looks at our love affair with the water, from evolution to mythology, from survival and well-being, from community swim clubs to competitive races, and she goes around the world to explore its significance in many cultures"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents
SURVIVAL -- Stone Age swimming -- You're a land animal -- Lessons from a sea nomad -- The human seal -- WELL-BEING -- The water cure -- Seawater in our veins -- Open water, meet awe -- COMMUNITY -- Who gets to swim? -- A mini United Nations -- Chaos and order -- COMPETITION -- The splash and dash -- How to swim like an assassin -- Sharks and minnows -- Ways of the samurai -- FLOW -- A religious exercise -- The Liquid State -- From one swimmer to another.
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ISBN
9781616207861 (hardcover)
1616207868 (hardcover)
9781643750514 eBook
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