Surfing Ediz Inglese Francese E Tedesca

Author: Jim Heimann
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 9783836547505
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The sport of kings: More than 200 years of surfing culture This platinum tome is the most comprehensive visual history of surfing to-date, marking a major cultural event as much as a publication. Following three and a half years of meticulous research, it brings together more than 900 images to chart the evolution of surfing as a sport, a lifestyle, and a philosophy. The book is arranged into five chronological chapters, tracing surfing culture from the first recorded European contact in 1778 by Captain James Cook to the global and multi-platform phenomenon of today. Utilizing institutions, collections, and photographic archives from around the world, and with accompanying essays by the world's top surf journalists, it celebrates the sport on and off the water, as a community of 20 million practitionersand countless more devotees, and as a leading influence on fashion, film, art, and music. An unrivaled tribute to the breadth, complexity, and richness of surfing, this book is a must-have for any serious player on the surfing scene and anybody who aspires to the surfing lifestyle. As one surfing scribe has declared "There has never been a book like this, and there will never be another one again."

Surfers Blood

Author: Patrick Trefz
Publisher: Power House Books
ISBN: 9781576875933
Size: 42.52 MB
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An award-winning surf photographer and filmmaker offers this collection of beautiful portraits, action shots and oceanscapes that capture the intense and glamorous world of surfing as well as the moments of calm and serenity known to surfers, but not necessarily to spectators.

Leroy Grannis

Author: Jim Heimann
ISBN: 9783836566797
Size: 40.45 MB
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Catching the Perfect Wave America's most important surf photographer of the '60s and '70s At a time when surfing is more popular than ever, it's fitting to look back at the years that brought the sport into the mainstream. Developed by Hawaiian Islanders over five centuries ago, surfing began to peak on the mainland in the 1950s--becoming not just a sport, but a way of life, admired and exported across the globe. One of the key image-makers from that period is LeRoy Grannis, a surfer since 1931, who began photographing the longboard era of the early 1960s in both California and Hawaii. This Bibliotheca Universalis edition brings back Grannis's hair-raising, sold-out Collector's Edition, curated from the photographer's personal archives, to showcase his most vibrant work in a compact and affordable format--from the bliss of catching the perfect wave at San Onofre to dramatic wipeouts at Oahu's famed North Shore. An innovator in the field, Grannis suction-cupped a waterproof box to his board, enabling him to change film in the water and stay closer to the action than any other photographer of the time. He also covered the emerging surf lifestyle, from "surfer stomps" and hoards of fans at surf contests to board-laden woody station wagons along the Pacific Coast Highway. It is in these iconic images that a sport still in its adolescence embodied the free-spirited nature of an era--a time before shortboards and celebrity endorsements, when surfing was at its bronzed best. "Grannis's pictures are startling. The scenes they record and breaks they document are pristinely beautiful and impossibly vacant." -- The New York Times Text in English, French, and German

Elsevier S Dictionary Of Geography

Author: Vladimir Kotlyakov
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080488783
Size: 15.80 MB
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Geography is a system of highly developed sciences about the environment. Geographical science embracing the study of the Earth's physical phenomena, people and their economic activities has always been in need of an extensive terminology. Geographical terms are related to the terms of natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, geology, etc.) and humanities (history, economics, sociology, etc.) since geography is based on these fundamental subjects. Geography includes a number of disciplines and subdivisions which appeared along with the development of the science In spite of being very different geographical disciplines have some common tools of investigation which is maps, comparative method of exploration, remote sensing, geoinformation systems. Today very well developed terminologies of all the specialist fields of geography and related subjects exist in the main world languages. However, they are not always well-correlated. Nowadays geographical terminology requires unification and international correlation more than ever before. Hence the idea of compiling a multilingual polydisciplinary dictionary. The Dictionary consists of the basic table of terms arranged according to the order of the English alphabet with each term numbered. Each entry consists of the term in English and its equivalents in Russian, French, German, Spanish. Short definitions of terms are given in English and in Russian. The terms are supplied with the necessary grammar labels, such as gender of nouns, plural number, etc. The Dictionary combines two functions: that of a defining dictionary and that of a bilingual dictionary. These two functions are basically contradictory because usually the defining dictionary is aimed at giving one meaning of the word which is the main and essential one, while the bilingual dictionary tries to give different equivalents of a given word in the other language in order to supply the user with maximum possible translations, differing in the shades of meanings, thus giving him the possibility to choose the appropriate word. But in our Dictionary we intentionally decided to combine the two functions – defining and multilingual, because a short definition of the term and equivalents in other languages help to achieve our main aim which consists in showing the basic geographical terminology and harmonizing it in several languages. Having this into consideration we deliberately mixed two types of dictionaries in one. Organized alphabetically via English Provides short definition of geographical terms in English and Russian Includes multilingual translation of terms from English to Russian, French, German, Spanish


Author: Jim Heimann
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836546188
Size: 42.81 MB
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Shares pictures of surfers, with birthdays of notable surfers and anniversaries of memorable surfing events.

English Words

Author: Donka Minkova
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521882583
Size: 22.20 MB
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A new edition of this textbook discusses the learned vocabulary of English - the words borrowed from the classical languages.

America Swings

Author: Naomi Harris
ISBN: 9783836509060
Size: 70.40 MB
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The Amazing Language Of Medicine

Author: Robert B. Taylor
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319503286
Size: 25.65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book tells the intriguing and often colorful stories of the medical words we use. The origins of clinical and scientific terms can be found in Greek and Latin myths, in places such as jungles of Uganda and the islands of the Aegean Sea, in the names of medicine’s giants such as Hippocrates and Osler, and in some truly unlikely sources. In this book you will learn the answers to questions such as: • What disease was named for an American space flight? • Do you know the echoic word for elephantine rumbling of the bowels? • What drug name was determined by drawing chemists’ notes out of a hat? • What are surfer’s eye, clam digger’s itch, and hide porter’s disease? This book can give you new insights into the terms we use every day in the clinic, hospital, and laboratory. Knowing a word’s history assists in understanding not only what it means, but also some of the connotative subtleties of terms used in diagnosis and treatment. The Amazing Language of Medicine is intended for the enrichment of physicians, other health professionals, students, and anyone involved in clinical care and medical science.

History Of Halifax City

Author: Thomas B. Akins
Size: 46.29 MB
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This work by Dr. Thomas Akins presents an in-depth history of the city of Halifax through the late 19th century.

1900 1919

Author: Jim Heimann
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783822825129
Size: 57.91 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Provides a pictorial tour of advertisements from the early twentieth century, including categories such as automobiles, travel, interiors, entertainment, fashion, alcohol, business, consumer products, and food and beverages.