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Sun-Kissed (SAT Vocabulary Novel Series)
Belinda Ray
1411400801
January 2004
Paperback
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Dennis Graver's 100 Best Scuba Quizzes

1881652122


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Visibility
Best and most enjoyable ways for divers to expand their knowledge of diving and related topics.

Alert Diver
A fascinating collection of self-tests…that will challenge any certified diver.

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Soul Surfer
Bethany Hamilton
0743499220
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Gr. 6-9. Readers may not recall the name Bethany Hamilton, but after a glance at the cover photo, they'll recognize her as the girl who lost her arm to a shark while surfing. Hamilton tells her own story, though in many places the narrative sounds more like it's from an adult's perspective--perhaps from an adult coauthor. It begins with the moment a giant white shark chomps off her arm. She then goes back to discuss the events leading up to the attack and to describe what her life was like before the tragedy--home-schooling in a strong Christian household and lots of competitive surfing. Hamilton's account is suffused with her feelings for God and His impact in her life. Perhaps because of this relationship, she never seems depressed about her situation; in fact, she is surfing again. The inset of color photos offers...


Complete Wreck Diving : A Guide to Diving Wrecks

1881652300


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Clive Cussler, author
Keatts and Skerry brilliantly cover the spectrum of wreck diving with fascinating data and background material.

Book Description
This comprehensive guide is for both beginning and advanced divers. It tells how to find wrecks, details the equipment and techniques needed, explains safety concerns, and teaches how to recover artifacts and preserve them.

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The Discovery (Dive Series #1), Vol. 1
Gordon Korman
0439507227
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Four kids are on a marine expedition for the summer, diving to explore an underwater habitat that's just been altered by a seismic event. What they find, though, is much more than fish - it's sunken treasure. Can they salvage it without anyone else getting to it first? Will the prospect of wealth set them against one another? And what about those sharks . . . .DIVE is another action-packed trilogy from Gordon Korman. The narrative will shift between an account of two kids caught in the shipwreck and the story of the four kids fighting over and desperately trying to get the treasure.


Maui Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Snorkel, Paddle, Surf, Drive (Hawaiian Hiking Guides)
Jerry Sprout, Janine Sprout
0967007240
January 15, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
A guide for families and outdoor adventurers alike, Maui Trailblazer 2006 covers all of the island, and includes day trips to the neighboring islands of Molokai, Lanai, and Molokini. Clear directions and concise descriptions lead to all of Maui's well-known attractions, as well as to hidden discoveries that Trailblazer readers have come to expect. 137 different hikes and strolls to tropical rain forests and remote valleys, coastal bluffs and lava caves, Haleakala crater and the Hana Highway, cascading waterfalls, beaches, ridgetops, towns, whale-watching perches, historic sites, and archeological ruins. Among the 44 snorkeling spots are hike-to coves and the secret places that tour boats go. Kayakers can pick from about 20 put-ins. Surfers can select from 38 beaches and decide whether to boogie, board, or body...


Surfing USA!
Ben Marcus
0896586901
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Honolulu Star Bulletin, November 2005
"Marcus...has mined intangibles that make surfing cool...It's quite a ride, well-illustrated, with a wry sense of humor..."

Review
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 27, 2005 (circ.: 441,000)
“The book is just an enjoyable read.”


Surf Science: An Introduction To Waves For Surfing
Tony Butt
0824828917
July 30, 2004
Paperback
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Surfer's Journal
"One of the most sophisticated surfing books ever produced... a must for any surfer."

Book Description
Have you ever wondered where waves come from? What makes every one different, why some peel nicely and others just close out? Why, some days, waves come in sets of six and others in sets of three, and what factors affect the behavior of a surfing break? If you have, this book is for you. Now in its second edition, Surf Science is the first book to talk in depth about the science of waves from a surfer's point of view. It fills the gap between surfing books and waves textbooks and will help you learn how to predict surf. You don't need a scientific background to read it--just curiosity and a fascination for waves.

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Pipe Dreams
Kelly Slater
0060096314
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Six-time world surfing champion, actor, and US heart-throb Kelly Slater tells of the struggles and triumphs he’s experienced throughout his life and how they have helped him to become one of the world’s most loved sports figures. From beach blanket bingo to Baywatch, surfing has fascinated people for years, and Kelly Slater is the sport’s newest star. He’s one of the world’s most popular surfers; his radical moves have revolutionised the sport. Born in Cocoa Beach, Florida, in 1972, he found surfing to be a great way to escape problems at home. When he was 11, his parents divorced. Slater and his brother, Sean, were raised by their suddenly single mother, who struggled to support two young sons. After Slater’s surfing career took off, he made the transition into acting and modelling. He...


Hawaii, the Big Island Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Snorkel, Surf, Bike Drive
Jerry Sprout
0967007259
March 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A guide for families and outdoor adventurers alike, the 2005 Trailblazer takes you to all of the Big Island’s famous attractions, as well as its hidden spots. Nearly twice the size of the rest of Hawaii combined, the Big Island presents a challenge to adventure travelers with limited time. Trailblazer comes to the rescue with its trademark organization and clear directions for . . . 142 hikes and strolls: the peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, the shores of Waipio Valley and Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, rain forests and tropical gardens, waterfalls, petroglyph fields, and the Kona Coast 71 snorkeling and swimming spots including remote hike-to specials 39 surfing spots: boards, bodyboarding, and body surfing 24 bike trails for adventure cyclists: mountain, coastal, forest, pasture 25...


The Dive Sites of the Cayman Islands, Second Edition
Lawson Wood
0071388656
Oct 2001
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
With more than 260 diving and snorkeling adventures, this gorgeously illustrated guide presents the best marine sites of these Caribbean isles. Organized by island, The Dive Sites of the Cayman Islands, Second Edition, rates each site and describes the conditions, marine life, depths, and access. It also highlights special points of interest and offers features such as the Cayman Turtle Farm, Stingray City, rare and unusual marine life of the Caymans, and underwater photography and video tips.

About the Author

Lawson Wood is an author and one of the world's leading underwater photographers.



The Surfer's Guide to Costa Rica
Mike Parise
0967910005
December 28, 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
The most comprensive guide for surfers traveling to Costa Rica. Details over 70 breaks on both coasts and over 100 hotels nearest the breaks. Includes a helpful tips section including what to pack and how to pack surfboards. Many maps and helpful driving directions. A down-and-dirty backpack ready guide. If Indiana Jones surfed, this would be his guide to this most perfect of surf destinations.

About the Author
Mike Parise has surfed for over 30 years. He traveled and surfed in many continents until he found his heaven, Costa Rica. He first wrote the Guide for himself while gathering information in preparation for his first trip to this wave-packed surfer's dream. He then decided to offer it for sale and it quickly became a surf travel classic. When not working on this labor of...


Surf Diva
Izzy Tihanyi
0156029863
Feb 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
From the founders of the original surf school for women, Surf Diva is both a witty, irreverently written lifestyle book and an informative how-to guide. Written with the Surf Diva School motto firmly in mind--"The best surfer in the water is the one having the most fun"--Surf Diva inspires women to suit up in neoprene and claim their share of male-dominated waves. Whether it's finding a welcoming beach or selecting the perfect surfboard, recovering from a wipeout or simply basking in the spirituality of the ocean, this book shows and tells you how to be a surfer with incomparable style and a healthy dose of beach attitude.

Offering advice from professional surfers, testimonials from surf students and instructors, and tips on how to stay safe while also having fun, Surf Diva is perfect for budding...


Wanderer
Sharon Creech
0064410323
April 1902
Paperback
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Book Review
"I am not always such a dreamy girl, listening to the sea calling me. My father calls me Three-sided Sophie: one side is dreamy and romantic; one is logical and down-to-earth; and the third side is hardheaded and impulsive."

Thirteen-year-old Sophie, skipping between "dreamland or earthland or muleland," hears the sea calling her. Much to the concern of her adopted parents, she decides to join her uncles and male cousins on a sailing voyage from Connecticut across the Atlantic to England (and her grandfather Bompie) on a 45-foot sailboat. Not only does she want to make the trip, she feels she has to.

This perilous cross-Atlantic journey will make young readers feel the wind in their hair and the salt spray on their face. Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech (Walk Two Moons) describes the sailing experience with...



Surfs Up: Collecting the Longboard Era (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
Mark A. S. Blackburn
076431355X
August 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the first book to combine a detailed history of surfing, surfboards, and related collectible items with an accurate price guide. It gives a complete overview of sport surfing from its ancient beginnings in Polynesia and Hawaii until 1969, the end of the longboard era. Included are several innovative features, such as a grading guide for surfboards, Duke Kahanamokus handprints, and collectible surfing books with their current valuations. The items pictured are from many of the best private collections worldwide, and represent the enormous range of popular surfing memorabilia. The great icons of the sport all put in appearances to make this the book that all surf fans will covet.

About the Author
Mark Blackburn, a surfer himself, is a passionate collector of Polynesian...


Mystery on Maui
Carolyn Keene
067100753X
June 1998
Paperback
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Greek Waters Pilot
Rod Heikell
0852887019
December 31, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This 9th edition is a complete update of Rod Heikell's excellent guide to the sailing waters of Greece. Greek Waters Pilot gives a wealth of information of over 450 ports, harbours and anchorages backed by clear illustrations.


Reef Fish Identification Florida Caribbean Bahamas
Paul Humann
1878348302
January 2002
Paperback
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American Society of Ichthyologists, Aug. 8, 1995
You will want to have this book with you if you plan any serious fishwatching or teaching in the geographical area of coverage. It is in a class by itself. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

American Fisheries Society Bulletin, Volume 20, No. 10
Attractive, functional guide to reef fishes for divers, snorkelers and professional biologists --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Froggy Learns to Swim
Jonathan London
0140553126
June 1997
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1?It's now summertime for the hero of Froggy Gets Dressed (Viking, 1992). When an overzealous swing ride tosses him into a pond, his patient mother assures her terrified son that all frogs are great swimmers, and she teaches him how. He is still reluctant until he puts on his flippers, mask, and snorkel. Then he won't get out of the water?all night! Vivid watercolor cartoons add to the humor, showing the comical facial expressions and hilarious beachwear. Froggy's childlike dialogue and the sound words?"zook! zik!"; "flop flop...splash!"?make this story a wonderful read-aloud. Pair it with Marc Brown's D.W. All Wet (Little, 1988) to promote discussion about overcoming fears.?Betty Teague, Blythe Academy of Languages, Greenville, SCCopyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text...


Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
David O'Neill
1560446137
Dec 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Canoeing or kayaking the Okefenokee Swamp, on the border of Georgia and Florida, is one of the Southeast's great paddling adventures. This is the only guide to all 110 miles of canoeable waterways in the refuge. Includes day trips and overnighters, and features a calendar of natural events in this unique ecosystem.


The Encyclopedia of Surfing
Matt Warshaw, William Finnegan (Foreword)
0151005796
October 6, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
What's that sound coming from the beach? That's the rustle of pages turning, as would-be immortals look themselves up in The Encyclopedia of Surfing, surfing's first comprehensive reference book. The Encyclopedia of Surfing chronicles nearly every bit of wave-riding--its history, places, mythology, champions, tragedies, in-jokes, and minutiae. Author Matt Warshaw, former editor of Surfer magazine, and his fellow researchers took three years to put together this prodigious tome. The most surprising thing about the book is its terrific readability. Though the 1,500 entries are organized in typical encyclopedic style, one after the other alphabetically, none of them--not a single one--is completely boring. Not even the one on the technicalities of fin placement. In fact, the book is a trap, leading unsuspecting readers on a...


Water Dog: Revolutionary Rapid Training Method
Richard A. Wolters
0525247343
September 1964
Hardcover
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Fit to Surf : The Surfer's Guide to Strength and Conditioning
Rocky Snyder
0071419535
July 1, 2003
Paperback
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Transworld Surf Magazine
"diagrams, lists, and pictures show surfers how to beef up their surf power and stamina. This book's guaranteed to make you rip twice as hard" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Longboard Magazine Aug/Sept 2001
Snyder has designed an easy-to-follow guide specifically for surfers, not bodybuilders --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Big Drop
John Long
1560449179
July 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
classic big wave surfing stories.


The Danger (Dive Series #3)
Gordon Korman
0439507243
August 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The kids have found sunken treasure. The adults want to keep it for themselves. But there's a chance that both will lose it if they don't act fast.A thrilling, shark-infested conclusion to Gordon Korman's underwater trilogy.


Whale Talk
Chris Crutcher
0440229383
December 10, 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
T. J. Jones is black, Japanese, and white; his given name is The Tao (honest!), and he's the son of a woman who abandoned him when she got heavily into crack and crank. As a child he was full of rage, but now as a senior in high school he's pretty much overcome all that. With the help of a good therapist and his decent, loving, ex-hippie adoptive parents, he's not only fairly even-keeled, he has turned out to be smart and funny.

Injustice, however, still fills him with fury. So when big-deal football star Mike Barbour bullies brain-damaged Chris Coughlin for wearing his dead brother's letter jacket, T.J. hatches a scheme for revenge. He assembles a swim team (in a school with no pool) made up of the most outrageous outsiders and misfits he can find and extracts a conditional promise of those sacred letter...



The Encyclopedia of Surfing
Matt Warshaw
0156032511
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
What's that sound coming from the beach? That's the rustle of pages turning, as would-be immortals look themselves up in The Encyclopedia of Surfing, surfing's first comprehensive reference book. The Encyclopedia of Surfing chronicles nearly every bit of wave-riding--its history, places, mythology, champions, tragedies, in-jokes, and minutiae. Author Matt Warshaw, former editor of Surfer magazine, and his fellow researchers took three years to put together this prodigious tome. The most surprising thing about the book is its terrific readability. Though the 1,500 entries are organized in typical encyclopedic style, one after the other alphabetically, none of them--not a single one--is completely boring. Not even the one on the technicalities of fin placement. In fact, the book is a trap, leading unsuspecting readers on a...


The Voyager's Handbook: The Essential Guide to Blue Water Cruising
Beth A. Leonard
0070381437
January 1, 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description

Here's how to see the world from your boat. More and more people are taking off on their cruising boats for a few months or even a year. After they've tasted the cruising life, prepared and equipped their boats, and developed some experience, many cruisers begin to dream of voyaging farther--maybe even an around-the-world voyage.

The Voyager's Handbook offers specific information for cruisers considering such a vast undertaking. An experienced circumnavigator, author Beth Leonard shows cruisers how to prepare their boat and themselves. She offers complete, up-to-date information on the latest gear and techniques and detaile, hard-earned advice from dozens of experienced sailors, about boats, crew, and costs as well as crucial but easily overlooked aspects of long-distance passagemaking such as health,...



The Waterproof Coach: The Waterproof Workout Book for Fitness Swimmers and Triathletes
Thomas A. Denes, Diana D. De Medina (Illustrator)
0965623009
bound - April 1, 1997
Spiral-bound
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Triathlete Magazine, February 1999
The Waterproof Coach by Thomas Denes is the perfect training companion for both the beginning swimmer and the seasoned triathlete looking to jazz up a workout. The Waterproof Coach is fun to read and flip through. More important, with so many workout choices, it's never boring. Denes, an international and national masters competitor, brings humor and enthusiasm to his book, making The Waterproof Coach the perfect training partner. (Inside Triathlon, December 1997) The Waterproof Coach is not a life-size, inflatable doll with a whistle and stopwatch. It's a spiral-bound workout book with waterproof pages cut into three segments, like a children's picture flip book. Each third of a page is either a warm-up, a main set, or a warm-down, ranging from easy to advanced. You can swim the workout on a...

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