White Planet A Mad Dash Through Modern Global Ski Culture (Paperback)
|Author: Leslie Anthony|
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|Writer and adventurer Leslie Anthony has spent his life on two planks, racing down hills, searching for the next perfect ride. His real baptism, however, began in the early nineties when Alaska emerged as the ski world''s Next Big Thing. Steep faces and vast tracks of powder snow, were captured on film and beamed to audiences around the world. The result was a freeskiing revolution. |
With insight and humor, White Planet, traces an arc through the new ski culture, in a rock ''n'' roll adventure that follows a diaspora to far-flung corners of the globe. Along the way, Anthony introduces many of the daredevils, visionaries and entrepreneurs who are bringing the sport to such unexpected places as Mexico, China, Lebanon and India.
From the Publisher:
"No one has captured the true essence of skiing---from the historical connections to the sensation of floating in powder snow to the hair-raising adventures---the way Anthony has. Once I started this book I couldn't put it down, unless you count the times I dropped it because I was laughing so hard. Five stars!" Mike Douglas, godfather of New School skiing and inventor of the twin-tip ski||"Leslie Anthony is that rare combination: a brainiac and a ski fiend. In White Planet, he mad-dashes off hilarious, penetrating insights on snow and skiing." Rob Story, contributing editor of skiing magazine and author of Telluride Storys||"Anyone who loves skiing, and especially anyone who has ever strapped on a pair of skis and headed for the high white peaks in the distance, will want to read White Planet. It's everything you need to know about the storied sport of skiing, from its politics to its most notable characters, written by a deeply knowledgeable and utterly readable writer." Ian Brown, author of The Boy in the Moon