Why We Swim

April 13, 2021|
Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui
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“A fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water. I was enchanted by this book." —Rebecca Skloot, bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
 
We swim in freezing Arctic waters and piranha-infested rivers to test our limits. We swim for pleasure, for exercise, for healing. But humans, unlike other animals that are drawn to water, are not naturalborn swimmers. We must be taught. Our evolutionary ancestors learned for survival; today, swimming is one of the most popular activities in the world. Why We Swim is propelled by stories of Olympic champions, a Baghdad swim club that meets in Saddam Hussein’s former palace pool, modern-day Japanese samurai swimmers, and even an Icelandic fisherman who improbably survives a wintry six-hour swim after a shipwreck. New York Times contributor Bonnie Tsui, a swimmer herself, dives into the deep, from the San Francisco Bay to the South China Sea, investigating what it is about water that seduces us, and why we come back to it again and again.

An immersive, unforgettable, and eye-opening perspective on swimming—and on human behavior itself.
Title:Why We Swim
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:288 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.5 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.5 in
Published:April 13, 2021
Publisher:Algonquin Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781643751375

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