Defying Gravity

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Defying Gravity tells the astonishing story of how gravity pioneers transformed an ancient terror?he sensation of falling?nto the modern thrill that powers extreme sports, monstrous amusement rides, and a youth culture obsessed with “getting air.” It’s a hair-raising tour, with nineteenth-century parachutists plummeting to their deaths before thousands, British lords tumbling from Alpine peaks, Hollywood stuntmen dropping from biplanes to freight trains, drunken carousers outrunning police to make the world’s first bungee jump, and X Games athletes such as stunt bike rider Mat Hoffman explaining their bone-breaking passion. Garrett Soden follows the evolutionary trail back to our acrobatic primate ancestors and delves deep into the psychology of sensation seekers. 12 illustrations. Originally published in hardcover under the title Falling.

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Author by : Prill Boyle
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2012-11-15
Publisher by : Clerisy Press

Every day, regular women are accomplishing extraordinary things later in life. Prill Boyle gathered the encour

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Author by : Carol de Giere
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2008-09-01
Publisher by : Applause Theatre & Cinema

(Applause Books). Defying Gravity takes readers into the creative world of Broadway and film composer Stephen

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Author by : Jane Anderson
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 1998-01-01
Publisher by : Samuel French, Inc.

Drama / Characters: 3 male, 4 female Scenery: Exterior with set pieces and projections This free structured lo

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Author by : Garrett Soden
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2005-03-22
Publisher by : W. W. Norton & Company

A historical look at the concept of free-fall, from its origination by drunken British brawlers to the thrill

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Author by : Daniel Henderson
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2010-01-01
Publisher by : Moody Publishers

Satan is a strategic foe. His darts and doubts are designed to undermine the power of truth. He knows the impo

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Author by : Sean Callery
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2009-01-01
Publisher by : Capstone Classroom

Defying Gravity is a Capstone Press publication.

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Author by : Ken Ibold
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2010-10
Publisher by : Tate Publishing

When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you

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