Book Review: Explorers of the Infinite, by Maria Coffey

Via Caroline Treadway
on Oct 27, 2008
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Maria Coffey explores how extreme sports soothe a spiritual nerve for elite athletes. From alpinists and astronauts to swimmers and sky-divers, Coffey reveals athletes’ addiction to a fear-inspired, single-mindedness that banishes normality and welcomes mystical moments. Or maybe Dean Potter just suffers from a dopamine deficiency? Coffey probes this potentially hokey topic with interviews, hard facts and compassion. Question: it’s easy to appreciate life when you’re about to lose it, but say you’re standing in line at Whole Foods—where’s the bliss in the boring?


About Caroline Treadway

Caroline Treadway is a professional freelance photographer and writer who shoots editorial and commercial work, including photojournalism, sports, portraits and weddings. She received her master’s degree in journalism from Boston University in 2010. Caroline’s passion for journalism is evident in the variety of stories she covers and the depth of her reporting, documenting the unique and powerful moments of life. Recently, Caroline has been documenting the life of Navajo geo-botanist Arnold Clifford and threats to rare plant species in the Four Corners region of the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico and Arizona. As a journalist, Caroline seeks to overcome the traditional boundaries between photographer and reporter. This multi-platform approach gives her the flexibility to create visual stories for a rapidly changing media world.


One Response to “Book Review: Explorers of the Infinite, by Maria Coffey”

  1. […] True balance and harmony are produced where the finite and the infinite meet. […]