Extreme Sports is the first book ever to catalogue and describe the mad, mad world of extreme or adrenalin sports. Opinions vary about which sports are worthy of the accolade "extreme", but in this book a lack of rules and a surplus of danger are deemed to be enough to earn a sport its place. Whitewater rafting, B.A.S.E. jumping, cliff diving, sledding, snowboarding, surfing, sky flying and rock climbing will all be covered, plus a host of other sports activities that would have any self-respecting life insurance salesperson rushing to up your premium. The book is divided into three main categories depending on the type of terrain the sport utilizes - air, land or water. The different levels of interest in the various sports in the book are reflected in the coverage. Each sport opens with a double-page action shot and a brief introduction. The higher-profile sports will receive up to eight pages, covering advice on clothing and equipment, all the trick manoeuvres, the classic venues and safety tips and hints. Other sports where participation is growing rapidly, receive more than adequate coverage as well.