Why We Swim

Written By Bonnie Tsui
Why We Swim
  • Publsiher : Algonquin Books
  • Release : 14 April 2020
  • ISBN : 1643750518
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 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 ...

Swim

Swim
  • 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 ...

Swim Wild

Swim Wild
  • 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, ...

Engaging Reason

Engaging Reason
  • 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 ...

The Salmon Who Dared to Leap Higher

The Salmon Who Dared to Leap Higher
  • Author : Ahn Do-hyun
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2015-04-09
  • Total pages : 120
  • 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 ...

Where We Swim

Where We Swim
  • Author : Ingrid Horrocks
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : The question didn't seem to be so much why we swim, as where and how we swim, and with whom. Also, where we fail to swim, water threatening to flood our lungs or the lungs of others, as well as where we rise and float. Ingrid Horrocks had few aspirations ...

Where We Swim

Where We Swim
  • Author : Ingrid Horrocks
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-07-02
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : The question didn't seem to be so much why we swim, as where and how we swim, and with whom. Also, where we fail to swim, water threatening to flood our lungs or the lungs of others, as well as where we rise and float.Ingrid Horrocks had few aspirations ...

Breath

Breath
  • Author : James Nestor
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2020-05-21
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Who would have thought something as simple as changing the way we breathe could be so revolutionary for our health, from snoring to allergies to immunity? A fascinating book, full of dazzling revelations' Dr Rangan Chatterjee There is nothing more essential to our health and ...

The STEM Coaching Handbook

The STEM Coaching Handbook
  • Author : Terry Talley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Total pages : 146
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : Learn how to promote STEM integration in your school district and increase student achievement. In this helpful, easy-to-read book, author Terry Talley sheds light on the key responsibilities and accountabilities of a successful STEM coach and offers a wealth of practical advice for those new to the position and for ...

The President

The President
  • Author : Anthony Gathambiri
  • Publisher : Partridge Africa
  • Release Date : 2016-06-30
  • Total pages : 188
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : This is Lufrika, a place of gold! Here we walk on silver dust and our streets are paved with adorable precious ornaments, a place so endowed with unparalleled stunning weather, and numerous beguiling touristic scenes. The people are very friendly and wonderful. She is a citadel of beauty and riches. ...

Becoming Leidah

Becoming Leidah
  • Author : Michelle Grierson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-04-13
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : An utterly gripping love story set in nineteenth-century Norway, about a woman rescued from the sea, the fisherman who marries her, their tiny and unusually gifted daughter, and the shapeshifter who follows their every move, perfect for fans of Alice Hoffman, Yangsze Choo, Eowyn Ivey, and Neil Gaiman. The sky ...

Miles from Nowhere

Miles from Nowhere
  • Author : Amy Clipston
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2015-04-07
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : Chelsea Morris has always been responsible, dependable, and focused on her dreams of fashion design—a dream that will officially begin come fall, when she leaves for college in New York City. And as she settles into her role as the lead designer for the local summer stock theater group, ...

Don t Give Up On Me

Don t Give Up On Me
  • Author : Tanya M. Hazelwood
  • Publisher : Kindle Direct Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-11-25
  • Total pages : 342
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : When Thea Blackwell becomes popular she finds herself in a downward spiral that causes her to lose her best friends and sister; Jordan, Laine, and Tatyana. As these three devise a series of schemes to get Thea back in check, one scheme goes awry. Thea ends up in the hospital ...

The Wicked Deep

The Wicked Deep
  • Author : Shea Ernshaw
  • Publisher : Simon Pulse
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : A New York Times bestseller. “A wickedly chilling debut.” —School Library Journal “Complex and sweetly satisfying.” —Booklist “Prepare to be bewitched.” —Paula Stokes, author of Girl Against the Universe “A story about the redemptive power of love.” —Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to ...