That Oceanic Feeling: A Surfing Odyssey

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Aurum, 2004 - Počet stran: 288
As a young woman on Australia's southern coast, Fiona Capp had always loved to go surfing - a most supreme pleasure', in Captain Cook's early words. But then fifteen years went by, she had a child, and suddenly, approaching forty, she realised if she didn't do it again soon she probably never would... That Oceanic Feeling is part travelogue, part inner autobiography, part cultural exploration - about why we surf, and what surfing does to us.Fiona Capp traces the sport's origins back to the earliest Pacific peoples, and establishes when Enlightenment Europe first discovered its exhilarating appeal. She tells of her own re-acquaintance with the surf and her quest to become good enough to take on the fabled and terrifying wave Corsair.

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Recenze od uživatele  - kenno82 - LibraryThing

This book has a bit of everything - nature, literature, travel and of course surfing. I loved the local landmarks. Strong on the nature writing, less so on the adventure side. Přečíst celou recenzi

That Oceanic Feeling

Recenze od uživatele  - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing

This is a raritya book about surfing which combines writing that is both personal and personable, and that will be of interest to the non-surfer as well as the waxhead. Capp has managed to capture ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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