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Skateboarding

ISBN: 9781884654350

Author: Steve Badillo    Publisher: Tracks Publishing,U.S.

Compiling more legendary skateboarding figures and their pioneering tricks, this comprehensive resource details dozens of spectacular stunts - combining invalua...


Compiling more legendary skateboarding figures and their pioneering tricks, this comprehensive resource details dozens of spectacular stunts - combining invaluable technical information with insightful historical perspectives. Each feat is captured in action sequence and captioned allowing aspiring riders to learn how to perform them. A history of the tricks, featuring their legendary inventors, is also included. Blending background and how-to, this copiously illustrated reference explains amazing manoeuvres that changed the sport and encourages a deep respect for the legends that made skateboarding the world-wide passion it is today.


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 140 x 215 x 13 mm


Publication Date: 22-04-2010


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Skateboarder's Start-Up : A Beginner's Guide to Skateboarding

ISBN: 9781884654343

Author: Doug Werner    Publisher: Tracks Publishing,U.S.

Providing updated and revised chapters on safety, equipment, and basic skills, this instructional guide discusses the fundamentals of skateboarding. Presented i...


Providing updated and revised chapters on safety, equipment, and basic skills, this instructional guide discusses the fundamentals of skateboarding. Presented in a helpful question and answer format, beginners will find information on buying a first board, where to plant one's feet, how to stay safe while learning new stunts, and the history of this exciting sport. From ollies to kickturns, detailed techniques are presented on the 15 tricks every skater should know. Honest and humorous interviews with skating professionals are included, along with an invaluable list of resources - including books, camps, museums, skate parks, shops, websites, and magazines. With more than 500 new images, step-by-step instructions and photographs illustrate the foolproof methods to turn skateboarding novices into experts.


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 140 x 215 x 9 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2009


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Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks

ISBN: 9781884654305

Author: Steve Badillo    Publisher: Tracks Publishing,U.S.

A comprehensive guidebook that details dozens of spectacular skateboarding stunts, this resource combines invaluable technical information with insightful histo...


A comprehensive guidebook that details dozens of spectacular skateboarding stunts, this resource combines invaluable technical information with insightful historical perspectives. Each trick is captured in action sequence and captioned so that aspiring riders can learn how each trick is performed. A history of the tricks, featuring their legendary inventors, is also included. This blend of how-to and background ensures that riders not only learn the tricks but also gain respect for the legends that made skateboarding the world-wide passion it is today.


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 140 x 215 x 14 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2007


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Israel - Culture Smart

ISBN: 9781857338829

Publisher: Kuperard

Culture Smart! Israel marks the nation's 70th year of independence in a concise cultural guide that enables readers to get to the heart of this diverse, dynamic...


Culture Smart! Israel marks the nation's 70th year of independence in a concise cultural guide that enables readers to get to the heart of this diverse, dynamic and paradoxical country and enable you to make the most of your visit. Independent since 1948, this edition provides important insights into the complexities of Israeli society so that you will know what to expect and how to behave in different circumstances, avoid misunderstandings and form good relations both socially and in business. While Israel is a modern and largely secular country, it is one steeped in biblical history and in which religion still plays an active role in public life. In seventy years it has grown from a sparsely populated strip of land into a vigorous democracy and regional superpower. Often called the Startup Nation, Israel is a world leader in a number of Hi-tech industries. Its democratic institutions, despite a political and social polarization in recent years, are among the most enlightened in the world. This pocket guide will help readers understand the country and its people beyond the headlines, ensuring for greater understanding and a far more valuable travelling experience, whatever the reason for visiting.


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Pages: 168


Dimensions: 110 x 169 mm


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UAE - Culture Smart

ISBN: 9781857338744

Publisher: Kuperard

Culture Smart! UAE introduces you to the history and culture of the Emiratis, tells you what to embrace and what to avoid, and smooths your path toward full enj...


Culture Smart! UAE introduces you to the history and culture of the Emiratis, tells you what to embrace and what to avoid, and smooths your path toward full enjoyment of a fascinating experience. The United Arab Emirates, on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Gulf, is at once one of the most conservative societies in the world and one of the most forward-looking. Only a couple of generations ago it was a poor desert land, a confederation of tribal sheikhdoms on the periphery of the Arab world, subsisting on pearl-diving and fishing. It was a British protectorate until independence in 1971, after which seven of the sheikhdoms, or emirates, united to form a federation, the UAE. The discovery of oil in the 1950s transformed the country’s fortunes. New industries alongside oil and gas include banking, media, asset management, and tourism. Yet the UAE retains its moderate Islamic identity, and the rhythm of daily life is accompanied by the cadences of the muezzin’s calls to prayer, in the shade of the many mosques. Traveling to or living in the UAE is likely to involve moving beyond your cultural comfort zone, but do so and you will find a people whose embrace of modernity is exhilarating, and whose effort to combine the ancient and the modern is an intriguing example of globalization in action. Together with the legendary Arabic sense of hospitality and generosity, this makes the UAE an extremely rewarding place to visit. Culture Smart! UAE aims to demystify culture and values of the Emiratis, opening up the reader up to a more enriched travel experience.


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Pages: 168


Dimensions: 110 x 169 mm


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Hong Kong - Culture Smart

ISBN: 9781857338690

Visitors marvel at Hong Kong's breathtaking location, its amazing architecture, its exciting shopping, and its fine dining. And yet it is a land of opposites—...


Visitors marvel at Hong Kong's breathtaking location, its amazing architecture, its exciting shopping, and its fine dining. And yet it is a land of opposites—of order juxtaposed with chaos, of ancient etiquette and seemingly abrupt manners, a place where rich and poor live in close proximity. Culturally, Hong Kong is rooted in the traditions of China, but there is more than a patina of Westernization. And despite stiff competition, it remains the principal international financial center in China. Hong Kong has more holidays than anywhere in the world, and most are celebrated in the streets or parks. Culture Smart! Hong Kong introduces the reader to this vibrant, multifaceted society. It provides helpful advice and cultural insights on business practice and social etiquette.


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Pages: 168


Dimensions: 110 x 169 mm


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Japan - Culture Smart

ISBN: 9781857338607

Publisher: Kuperard

This book sets out to provide a concise introduction to this unique country, its people and their way of life, illuminating those issues, actions, and motives t...


This book sets out to provide a concise introduction to this unique country, its people and their way of life, illuminating those issues, actions, and motives that continue to baffle what the Japanese used to refer to as the “outside world.” We explore the Japanese cultural scene, from deep-seated attitudes and values to the ever-important world of business, identifying change where it is taking place and highlighting the many traditional customs and practices that still feature in Japanese life. This traditionalism can appear paradoxical when set against Japan’s stunning city architecture and ultra-modern transportation and communications systems, or the sight of Japanese youth following Western fashion and style in Hibiya Park, Tokyo. Culture Smart! Japan aims to broaden your perception and understanding of the Japanese people, to equip you with the tools to avoid the pitfalls of cultural misunderstanding, and to make your visit to this important, dynamic, and creative society a rich and mutually rewarding experience.


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Pages: 168


Dimensions: 110 x 169 mm


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New Zealand - Culture Smart

ISBN: 9781857338560

Publisher: Kuperard

New Zealand, or Aotearoa (the “land of the long, white cloud”) as it is known by the Maori population, is a land of myth and reality, contrast and contradic...


New Zealand, or Aotearoa (the “land of the long, white cloud”) as it is known by the Maori population, is a land of myth and reality, contrast and contradiction. New Zealand’s culture is rich and diverse because of the numbers of people of different nationalities who have immigrated to the country. It is still, however, greatly influenced by its Maori heritage, which will be better appreciated if you learn a few key words and understand some of the customs. The New Zealanders are a friendly and welcoming people, who will go the extra mile to help you without expecting anything in return. As a nation of immigrants, they themselves have blended to form a unique persona, the Kiwi, who is used to newcomers and will be happy to accept you at face value. Kiwis are usually polite, gentle (off the playing field), trusting, and honest. They are also unpretentious, and are not impressed by airs and graces, preferring a more down-to-earth attitude. New Zealand’s moderate climate, clean and green environment, reliable public services, and general safety make it an easy country to visit and explore. Culture Smart! New Zealand, while providing factual background information on relevant history and political episodes, explores the human dimension, offering practical tips and vital insights into Kiwi customs, values, and attitudes to help deepen your experience of this beautiful country and its fair-minded people.


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Pages: 168


Dimensions: 110 x 169 mm


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China - Culture Smart

ISBN: 9781857338546

Publisher: Kuperard

Culture Smart! China puts the latest dramatic changes into a historical context, explains deep-seated cultural attitudes, and guides the visitor through a maze ...


Culture Smart! China puts the latest dramatic changes into a historical context, explains deep-seated cultural attitudes, and guides the visitor through a maze of unfamiliar social situations. It will enable you to discover for yourself the warmth, intelligence, humor, and humanity of this extraordinary people. The spectacular Beijing Olympics of 2008 heralded China’s arrival as an economic superpower. When the world plunged into economic crisis, in China, too, factories closed, but most unemployed workers simply made their way back to the countryside. The patience, diligence, enterprise, and natural optimism that are part of the Chinese character helped tide it over the setback. New mega-cities sprang up, peopled by a generation of city dwellers, light years away from their parents’ rural world. The Chinese have always taken a long-term view of events. They are proud of their ancient civilization and their modern achievements. Among the young, educated, urban elite there is an eagerness to discuss issues that were formerly “off limits.”


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Pages: 168


Dimensions: 110 x 119 mm


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India - Culture Smart

ISBN: 9781857338409

Publisher: Kuperard

India’s population of 1.2 billion is as varied and colorful as the spice markets of Old Delhi. Each region, caste, and community has its own culture, reflecti...


India’s population of 1.2 billion is as varied and colorful as the spice markets of Old Delhi. Each region, caste, and community has its own culture, reflecting unique histories shaped by conquest, creativity, and religion, expressed in distinct languages, social customs, art forms, and expectations of life. Despite enormous recent political and economic change, in many ways India remains the same—a total sensory experience. The chaos and beauty of color and sound, the language shifts every ten miles, the household variations of spicy and sharp, sweet and sour, the insistent smells of everyday life lived very much in public, and the invasion of personal space will challenge the most experienced traveler. But it is in surrendering to your senses that you begin to embrace the essence of India and to understand its people. Indians live with paradox. Proud traditions and patriotism commingle with tensions and prejudices rooted in age-old rivalries. Ancient temples may be plastered with signs advertising the latest technologies. The rapid urbanization of the last century has given rise to burgeoning slums and an affluent middle class that was nonexistent a few decades ago. Steeped in tradition, exceptionally fatalistic, and intensely passionate about their culture, the Indians are an ingenious, adventurous, and creative people. Show interest in their country and most will respond with genuine warmth and friendship. But they also have indelible ties to family and community that form boundaries and determine decisions that may not always seem reasonable, or sometimes even ethical, to outsiders. Culture Smart! India will make you aware of basic values and behavioral norms, show you how to navigate cultural differences and connect with real people, and offer invaluable insights into this great, endlessly fascinating land.


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Pages: 168


Dimensions: 110 x 169 mm


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