About this book
The history of skiing, which began 20,000 years ago in the last ice-age, on the icy tundra of the unformed earth. It was on these precipitous slopes that man first learnt how to survive and travel. Now mostly done for pleasure, skiing has, such as in the case of polar exploration, changed the course of history, making this a timely reminder of our origins that will have international appeal.
Predating the wheel, the ski has played an important role in our history. This book presents a history that begins 20,000 years ago in the last ice age on the icy tundra of an unformed earth, when man is a traveling animal, and on these icy slopes skiing began as a means of survival.
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