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Extreme Sports: Skateboarding
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Title: Tony Hawk : Professional Skateboarder
ISBN: 0060096896
Notes: Skating legend Tony Hawk describes his life, from his first skateboard to his career as a professional.

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Title: The Concrete Wave: the History of Skateboarding
Author: Brooke, Michael
ISBN: 1894020545
Call Number: 796.22 B79C
Notes: This book chronicles skateboarding's history, including its inventors, stars, companies and technological advances. You can also read interviews with Tony Alva and Tony Hawk.

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Title: Skateboarding: Surf the Pavement
Author: Burke, L. M.
ISBN: 0823930149
Call Number: 796.21 B917S
Notes: Offering information for beginners and aggressive riders alike, this book delves into the history of skating, the equipment needed to get started, techniques and safety advice.

Title: Skateboarding
Author: Herran, Joe
ISBN: 0791069982
Call Number: 796.21 H433s

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Title: Skateboard! Your Guide to the Street, Vert, Downhill and More
Author: Loizos, Constance
ISBN: 0792282299
Call Number: 796.21 L836S
Notes: Young skaters will enjoy learning about the special moves of street, vert, downhill, street luge and mountain boarding. This book also introduces some of the reigning stars of the sport, as well as major skateboard competitions, including X-Game and Gravity Game events.

Title: Beginner's Guide to Very Cool Skateboard Tricks
Author: Rosenberg, Aaron
ISBN: 0823936465
Call Number: 796.21 R723B
Notes: Learn the basics and more, including tips on buying a skateboard, maintenance, safety gear, terminology and detailed instructions for more than ten tricks.

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Title: Skateboarder's Start-Up: A Beginner's Guide to Skateboarding
Author: Werner, Doug
ISBN: 1884654134
Call Number: 796.22 W495S
Notes: This novice guide to skateboarding includes interviews with top skaters and coaches. Learn about the equipment and history of the sport, as well as basic skills and technical tricks.

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Title: Skateboarding: New Levels, Tips and Tricks for the Serious Rider
Author: Werner, Doug
ISBN: 1884654169
Call Number: 796.22 P872S2
Notes: Illustrated by many photographs, this book features step-by-step guides to 25 advanced skateboarding tricks, as well as advice from pros such as Tony Alva.