American Reference Books Annual 1977

Author: Bohdan S. Wynar

Publisher: N.A


Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 3942


1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

Guinness book of extraordinary exploits

Author: Norris McWhirter,Ross McWhirter

Publisher: Sterling Publishing (NY)

ISBN: 9780806901183

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 1493


Describes such unusual experiences as peeling the longest unbroken apple peel and achieving the highest speed on a bicycle.

The Caddie Was a Reindeer

And Other Tales of Extreme Recreation

Author: Steve Rushin

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 1555847331

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 6064


Steve Rushin, a four-time finalist for the National Magazine Award, has been hailed as one of the best sportswriters in America. In The Caddie Was a Reindeer he circumnavigates the globe in pursuit of extreme recreation. In the Arctic Circle, he meets ice golfers. In Minnesota, he watches the National Amputee Golf Tournament, where one participant tells him, “I literally have one foot in the grave.” Along the way, Rushin meets fellow travelers like Joe Cahn, a professional tailgater who confesses aboard the RV in which he lives: “It’s wonderful to see America from your bathroom.” And even Rushin has logged fewer miles in pursuit of extreme recreation than Rich Rodriguez, a marathon roller-coaster rider who makes endless loops for entire summers on coasters around the world. The Caddie Was a Reindeer is a ride to everywhere: to south London (where Rushin downs pints with the King of Darts), to the Champs-Elysees (where the author indulges in “excessive nightclubbing” with World Cup soccer stars), and to Japan (where Rushin eats soba noodles with the world champion of competitive eating). Enlightening, hilarious, and unexpectedly heartwarming, this collection is not a body of work: it’s a body of play.

Mathematical Treks

From Surreal Numbers to Magic Circles

Author: Ivars Peterson

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883855379

Category: Mathematics

Page: 170

View: 8911


Collected articles on mathematics from the popular Math treks column; extra web support available.