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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 11/10/2009.
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Roland Huntford's brilliant history begins 20,000 years ago in the last ice age on the icy tundra of an unformed earth. Man is a travelling animal, and on these icy slopes skiing began as a means of survival.
Roland Huntford is the world's foremost authority on the polar expeditions and their protagonists. The biographer of Shackleton and Nansen, his other books include Scott and Amundsen: The Last Place on Earth. He was the Scandinavian correspondent on The Observer for many years.
Table of Contents
|Skiing Necesse Est|
|Ski Tracks in the Milky Way|
|The Earliest Written Sources|
|The Finnish National Epic Kalevala|
|The First Printed|
|Norway - the Cradle of Skiing as a Sport|
|The Influence of Rousseau|
|The Ski in Foreign Literature|
|Evolution of Skiing as a Sport|
|The Men of Telemark|
|Development of Technique and Equipment|
|The First Nordic Marathon|
|The Conquest of the Mountain World|
|Fridtjof Nansen and the first crossing of Greenland|
|The Nordic Olympia|
|The Waisted Telemark Ski|
|The Rise of Ski Touring and the misadventures of Roald Amundsen|
|As Important as the Plays of Ibsen|
|The Spread of Skiing on the Continent|
|Norwegians Bring Skiing to Austria-Hungary and Montenegro|
|Skiing Comes to Switzerland|
|Davos: Cradle of the Ski Resort|
|The English Skiing at Davos|
|Skiing in France|
|The Inventions that Founded Modern Skiing|
|The New World|
|The Study of Snow Structure|
|The First Winter Olympics at Chamonix|
|Mass Winter Tourism|
|The International Recognition of Downhill Skiing|
|Skiing Mechanised and Politicised|
|Skiing Since 1945|
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