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Textbook of Oarsmanship : A Classic of Rowing Technical Literature
This book is a masterpiece and is considered the classic of classics for the rowing world. In designing the content of the book Bourne seemed to harmonise the text with the execution of a single stroke cycle - simplicity is paramount. The main parts identify and represent the key component of rowing, i.e., the Theory of Rowing, the Art of Rowing, Oars and Boats, On Coaching, and On Muscular Action in Rowing. The careful layout of Bourne's master plan subtly recognises the scientific undergirding of the sport, the ballet or ideal movement patterns of the sport, the mechanics and tools used by the athlete, the importance of a skilled mentor, and the recognition of the internal mechanics of the athlete's body. This book is an excellent companion reading to current sport and rowing literature.

The Shell Game : Reflections on Rowing and the Pursuit of Excellence The Art of Sculling In the midst of a standard mid-life crisis complete with wine-tasting, yoga classes, and a failed attempt at a first novel, forty-year-old Barry Strauss falls unexpectedly and passionately in love with rowing, a sport in which a twenty-seven-year-old is a has-been. Strauss, a classics professor, writes about the unanticipated delights of an affair that, like so many others, begins as a casual dalliance and develops into a full-blown obsession. Drawn to the sport in part because of his affinity for Greek antiquity, he develops a love for old boathouses, a longing for rivers at dawn, a thirst to test himself, and, ultimately, a renewed sense of self-reliance -- as someone who had experienced sports humiliation as far back as Little League suddenly finds himself bursting into athleticism at an unlikely age. From the awe-inspiring feats of the war-bound Greek triremes with their crews of 172 men rowing on three levels to the solitary pride of finishing a first race in which he gets stuck in the weeds and had to be fished out, Barry Strauss shows us why "there is nothing-absolutely nothing-half as much worth doing as simply messing about in boats Here is a fully illustrated beginner's guide to the art and skill of rowing.
Rowing and Sculling High Performance Rowing Some sports--the solitary ones, in particular--are simply more prone to mysticism and mystery than others. Golf, certainly. Long-distance running, of course. Fishing. Climbing. Each has a literature that confronts the essence of its lonely pursuit and explores the way the solitude and self-discipline these sports demand grow the spirit and fill the competitor. Lambert's graceful reflection on rowing is a lovely addition to the genre, part memoir, part narrative, part celebration of a relatively arcane endeavor, and utterly provocative. The superficial journey here is over water; the real one is internal. "Like Einstein," he writes, "we wish to know God's thoughts. We shall attempt to pry them loose with an oar. The raw elements of the sport are our teacher: the wind and the water, the boat and its oars, our own bodies and minds." Given those elements, it's no surprise that the education is a profound one. The surprise is how accessible and appealing it turns out to be. --Jeff Silverman --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. The inspiring story of one woman's journey of healing and transformation. Sara Hall's life seemed perfect: a wealthy husband, a big house in an affluent suburb, three healthy children. But the surface of Hall's life hid a marriage filled with sorrow and pain. One day, at age forty-two, Hall sees a lone figure rowing in the harbor, and that image becomes her holy grail. In this richly layered memoir, the author tells how her determination to master rowing a single shell gave her the courage to free herself from the dark forces of abuse in her childhood and the failure of her marriage. In lyrical prose, Hall describes the rigors of rowing, the elation of winning, the joy of total engagement in passionate enterprise, and the triumph of breaking free. Ultimately, she declares sovereignty over her life and wins a world championship gold medal. Drawn to the Rhythm is a brave and soulful book, written for all women who seek to find their strength and voice. 16 pages of b/w photographs.
This book is the culmination of more than forty years of rowing and coaching on the collegiate, national and international levels. The author's experience on the University of Pennsylvania Lightweight Crew during the 1960s leaves him with more questions than answers, about boats and about life, and those questions propel him on a homeric odyssey in search of inner peace and perfect rowing technique. This epic journey is full of peaks and valleys, occasionally tragic, often hilarious. The discoveries he makes along the way, the truths he shares at its end, will surprise, perplex and challenge rowers and nonrowers alike. This book is at once a fond reminiscence and a thought-provoking treatise on the metaphysics of life and of moving racing shells through water. The Compleat Dr. Rowing is a collection of the greatest hits from the popular Ask Dr. Rowing column in the Independent Rowing News. The Dr. answers questions pertaining to all things rowing, from "Did all of the members of that Japanese eight that rowed so high really die?" to "Why do oarsmen produce only daughters?" The Doctor's own particular brand of humor blends with factual and historical research Rowing was the former East Germany's bible of rowing. East Germany dominated international rowing at virtually every level of competition from 1966-1990. Subjects discussed include rowing and sculling techniques, rigging, training and preparation for competition, development of beginners, tactics, and equipment.
 

Rowing

Textbook of Oarsmanship : A Classic of Rowing Technical Literature
This book is a masterpiece and is considered the classic of classics for the rowing world. In designing the content of the book Bourne seemed to harmonise the text with the execution of a single stroke cycle - simplicity is paramount. The main parts identify and represent the key component of rowing, i.e., the Theory of Rowing, the Art of Rowing, Oars and Boats, On Coaching, and On Muscular Action in Rowing. The careful layout of Bourne's master plan subtly recognises the scientific undergirding of the sport, the ballet or ideal movement patterns of the sport, the mechanics and tools used by the athlete, the importance of a skilled mentor, and the recognition of the internal mechanics of the athlete's body. This book is an excellent companion reading to current sport and rowing literature.

The Shell Game : Reflections on Rowing and the Pursuit of Excellence The Art of Sculling In the midst of a standard mid-life crisis complete with wine-tasting, yoga classes, and a failed attempt at a first novel, forty-year-old Barry Strauss falls unexpectedly and passionately in love with rowing, a sport in which a twenty-seven-year-old is a has-been. Strauss, a classics professor, writes about the unanticipated delights of an affair that, like so many others, begins as a casual dalliance and develops into a full-blown obsession. Drawn to the sport in part because of his affinity for Greek antiquity, he develops a love for old boathouses, a longing for rivers at dawn, a thirst to test himself, and, ultimately, a renewed sense of self-reliance -- as someone who had experienced sports humiliation as far back as Little League suddenly finds himself bursting into athleticism at an unlikely age. From the awe-inspiring feats of the war-bound Greek triremes with their crews of 172 men rowing on three levels to the solitary pride of finishing a first race in which he gets stuck in the weeds and had to be fished out, Barry Strauss shows us why "there is nothing-absolutely nothing-half as much worth doing as simply messing about in boats Here is a fully illustrated beginner's guide to the art and skill of rowing.
Rowing and Sculling High Performance Rowing Some sports--the solitary ones, in particular--are simply more prone to mysticism and mystery than others. Golf, certainly. Long-distance running, of course. Fishing. Climbing. Each has a literature that confronts the essence of its lonely pursuit and explores the way the solitude and self-discipline these sports demand grow the spirit and fill the competitor. Lambert's graceful reflection on rowing is a lovely addition to the genre, part memoir, part narrative, part celebration of a relatively arcane endeavor, and utterly provocative. The superficial journey here is over water; the real one is internal. "Like Einstein," he writes, "we wish to know God's thoughts. We shall attempt to pry them loose with an oar. The raw elements of the sport are our teacher: the wind and the water, the boat and its oars, our own bodies and minds." Given those elements, it's no surprise that the education is a profound one. The surprise is how accessible and appealing it turns out to be. --Jeff Silverman --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. The inspiring story of one woman's journey of healing and transformation. Sara Hall's life seemed perfect: a wealthy husband, a big house in an affluent suburb, three healthy children. But the surface of Hall's life hid a marriage filled with sorrow and pain. One day, at age forty-two, Hall sees a lone figure rowing in the harbor, and that image becomes her holy grail. In this richly layered memoir, the author tells how her determination to master rowing a single shell gave her the courage to free herself from the dark forces of abuse in her childhood and the failure of her marriage. In lyrical prose, Hall describes the rigors of rowing, the elation of winning, the joy of total engagement in passionate enterprise, and the triumph of breaking free. Ultimately, she declares sovereignty over her life and wins a world championship gold medal. Drawn to the Rhythm is a brave and soulful book, written for all women who seek to find their strength and voice. 16 pages of b/w photographs.
This book is the culmination of more than forty years of rowing and coaching on the collegiate, national and international levels. The author's experience on the University of Pennsylvania Lightweight Crew during the 1960s leaves him with more questions than answers, about boats and about life, and those questions propel him on a homeric odyssey in search of inner peace and perfect rowing technique. This epic journey is full of peaks and valleys, occasionally tragic, often hilarious. The discoveries he makes along the way, the truths he shares at its end, will surprise, perplex and challenge rowers and nonrowers alike. This book is at once a fond reminiscence and a thought-provoking treatise on the metaphysics of life and of moving racing shells through water. The Compleat Dr. Rowing is a collection of the greatest hits from the popular Ask Dr. Rowing column in the Independent Rowing News. The Dr. answers questions pertaining to all things rowing, from "Did all of the members of that Japanese eight that rowed so high really die?" to "Why do oarsmen produce only daughters?" The Doctor's own particular brand of humor blends with factual and historical research Rowing was the former East Germany's bible of rowing. East Germany dominated international rowing at virtually every level of competition from 1966-1990. Subjects discussed include rowing and sculling techniques, rigging, training and preparation for competition, development of beginners, tactics, and equipment.