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The Resource Year of the dunk : a modest defiance of gravity, Asher Price

Year of the dunk : a modest defiance of gravity, Asher Price

Label
Year of the dunk : a modest defiance of gravity
Title
Year of the dunk
Title remainder
a modest defiance of gravity
Statement of responsibility
Asher Price
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The showmanship of the dunk mesmerized Price as a child, but even with his height (six foot plus) and impressive wingspan, he never pushed himself to try it. Now, approaching middle age, Asher decides to spend a year remaking his body and testing his mind as he wonders, like most adults, what untapped talent he still possesses. Along the way he dives into the history and science of one of sports' most exuberant acts, examining everything from our genetic predisposition towards jumping to the cultural role of the slam dunk. The year-long effort forces him to ask some fundamental questions about human ability and the degree to which we can actually improve ourselves, even with great determination
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Price, Asher
Dewey number
796.323/2
Index
index present
LC call number
GV888.15
LC item number
.P74 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dunking (Basketball)
  • Basketball
  • Basketball
  • Dunking (Basketball)
Label
Year of the dunk : a modest defiance of gravity, Asher Price
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The Run-up: Assembling the gurus -- Evolution and the dunk -- Part 2. The Year of the dunk: The dunking year begins: twelve months to go -- Taking the measure of the man -- A natural history of leaping -- The rise of the dunk -- Besting the Fates -- A dunk contest: six months to go -- Girl on fire -- Dayenu -- Psyching myself up -- Aiming too high -- Can white men jump? -- It's gotta be the shoes: one month to go -- Jumping secrets of the Ninjas -- Carrying capacity -- Part 3. Touch-down
Control code
1597545
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
x, 269 pages
Isbn
9780804138031
Isbn Type
(Print)
Lccn
2014041716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1597545
  • (OCoLC)904011078
Label
Year of the dunk : a modest defiance of gravity, Asher Price
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. The Run-up: Assembling the gurus -- Evolution and the dunk -- Part 2. The Year of the dunk: The dunking year begins: twelve months to go -- Taking the measure of the man -- A natural history of leaping -- The rise of the dunk -- Besting the Fates -- A dunk contest: six months to go -- Girl on fire -- Dayenu -- Psyching myself up -- Aiming too high -- Can white men jump? -- It's gotta be the shoes: one month to go -- Jumping secrets of the Ninjas -- Carrying capacity -- Part 3. Touch-down
Control code
1597545
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
x, 269 pages
Isbn
9780804138031
Isbn Type
(Print)
Lccn
2014041716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1597545
  • (OCoLC)904011078

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