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 Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020 A Best Book of the Season: BuzzFeed * Bustle * San Francisco Chronicle A Best Book of the Year: NPR's Book Concierge * Washington Independent Review of Books “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 An immersive, unforgettable, and eye-opening perspective on swimming—and on human behavior itself. 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 natural-born swimmers. We must be taught. Our evolutionary ancestors learned for survival; now, in the twenty-first century, 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 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, despite its dangers, and why we come back to it again and again.

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 Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020 A Best Book of the Season: BuzzFeed * Bustle * San Francisco Chronicle A Best Book of the Year: NPR's Book Concierge * Washington Independent Review of Books “A fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water. I was enchanted by this book." —Rebecca Skloot, bestselling author ...

Where We Swim

Where We Swim
  • Author : Ingrid Horrocks
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Total pages : 222
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : 'I'd wanted to remember why it was we swam in the first place - to remember the pleasure of immersing in an element other than air.' Ingrid Horrocks had few aspirations to swimming mastery, but she had always loved being in the water. She set out on a solo ...

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 ...

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Why We Cook
  • Author : Lindsay Gardner
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-03-02
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : Join the conversation . . . With more than one hundred women restaurateurs, activists, food writers, professional chefs, and home cooks—all of whom are changing the world of food. Featuring essays, profiles, recipes, and more, Why We Cook is curated and illustrated by author and artist Lindsay Gardner, whose visual storytelling gifts ...

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 ...

Learning to Swim for Real

Learning to Swim for Real
  • Author : Bruno Balestrini
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-02-02
  • Total pages : 61
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : Swimming is something extremely relaxing and pleasant to do, but a lot of people has difficult to swim, because we are used to dislocate ourselves in solid surfaces and when we swim, we dislocate ourselves in fluids. That is why learning to swim is not something intuitive.In this book ...

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, ...

The Sea We Swim In How Stories Work in a Data Driven World

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  • Author : Frank Rose
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2021-06-29
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : A practical guide to "narrative thinking," and why it matters in a world defined by data. In The Sea We Swim In, Frank Rose leads us to a new understanding of stories and their role in our lives. For decades, experts from many fields—psychologists, economists, advertising and marketing executives—...

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 ...

Leap In

Leap In
  • Author : Alexandra Heminsley
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2017-01-12
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : 'Remarkable' Observer 'A joy to read' Daily Telegraph 'Soaringly beautiful' Sunday Times Magazine 'Genuine and persuasive' Guardian Alexandra Heminsley thought she could swim. She really did. It may have been because she could run. It may have been because she wanted to swim; or perhaps because she only ever did ...

War Over Dust

War Over Dust
  • Author : Stuart Aken
  • Publisher : Fantastic Books Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-09-21
  • Total pages : 372
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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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 ...

The Wicked Deep

The Wicked Deep
  • Author : Shea Ernshaw
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-03-08
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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Summary : Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic meets the Salem Witch trials in this haunting story about three sisters on a quest for revenge - and how love may be the only thing powerful enough to stop them. Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow… Two centuries ago, in the small, isolated ...

Powerful Peace

Powerful Peace
  • Author : J. Robert DuBois
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-07-01
  • Total pages : 226
  • ISBN : 1643750518
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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 ...