An in-depth survey of the popular extreme sport of skydiving, from Leonardo da Vinci's sketches to the parachute-free wingsuit, as well as its records, equipment, and famous divers.
Part of the Odysseys in Extreme Sports series
From the soaring heights achieved by skydivers to the hazardous stunts performed by BMX riders, some sports are characterized by their high degree of risk. Odysseys in Extreme Sports invites advanced readers, whether typically athletes or spectators, along on a journey to experience six popular, adrenaline-pumping activities like never before. Showcasing techniques and gear while introducing groundbreaking innovators and legendary competitors, this series emphasizes the origins, development, and growth of each sport.