Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui 9781846046605

Why We Swim


Why do humans feel an innate pull towards the water? In "Why We Swim," Bonnie Tsui dives deep into the transformative power of swimming and explores the myriad reasons why people are drawn to immerse themselves in rivers, lakes, and oceans. From braving the freezing Arctic waters to navigating piranha-infested Amazonian tributaries, Tsui's immersive narrative weaves together personal stories, interviews, and historical accounts to uncover the meditative qualities and primal allure of swimming. This captivating book delves into the roots of our aquatic obsession, revealing the profound ways in which water shapes our lives and pushes us to test the limits of our endurance.

Bonnie Tsui is a longtime swimmer and contributing writer for The New York Times, with work also featured in AFAR, The Boston Globe, and Outside Magazine. With a keen eye for detail and a deep appreciation for the water, Tsui takes readers on an enthralling journey through the vast realms of human experience tied to swimming. Her lyrical prose and meticulous research make "Why We Swim" an essential read for anyone who has ever felt the call of the waves or yearned to lose themselves in the embrace of open waters.

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