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Gliding For Gold

Author : Mark Denny
ISBN : 9781421402154
Genre : Mathematics
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As anyone from cold climates knows, living with lots of ice and snow can lead to a special appreciation of sports such as skiing, sledding, and skating. Prolific physics popularizer Mark Denny’s take on winter athletics lays out the physical principles that govern glaciated game play. After discussing the physical properties of ice and snow and describing the physics behind sliding friction and aerodynamic drag, Denny applies these concepts to such sports as bobsledding, snowboarding, and curling. He explains why clap skates would only hinder hockey players, how a curling rock curls, the forces that control luge speed, and how steering differs from skiing to snowboarding. With characteristic accuracy and a touch of wit, Denny provides fans, competitors, and coaches with handy, applicable insights into the games they love. The separate section of technical notes offers an original and mathematically rigorous exploration of the key aspects of winter sports physics. A physics-driven exploration of sports played on ice and snow that is truly fun and informative, Gliding for Gold is the perfect primer for understanding the science behind cold weather athletics.

Routledge Handbook Of Ergonomics In Sport And Exercise

Author : Youlian Hong
ISBN : 9781136338649
Genre : Medical
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Ergonomics is concerned with the ‘fit’ between people and their work. With an increasing number of people becoming conscious about their health and participating in sport or physical activity, ergonomics has become an increasingly prominent concern within the sport and exercise sciences. From the design of footwear and artificial playing surfaces, to studies of proprioception by obese children , the way in which people interact with their environment - designed and natural – has important implications for performance sport and for the design of safe and beneficial forms of physical activity. The Routledge Handbook of Ergonomics in Sport and Exercise is the first book to offer a comprehensive and in-depth survey of cutting-edge scientific research into ergonomics in sport and exercise. Written by world-leading international scientists and researchers, the book explores key topics such as: Musculoskeletal adaptation to sports and exercise Environmental factors of injury and fatigue Load weight and performance Ergonomics in adapted sports and exercise Measurement in sports and exercise Modeling and simulation in ergonomics design Influence of playing surface, footwear and equipment design Bridging the gap between fundamental scientific research in sport and exercise and applications in sport and exercise contexts, this is an important reference for all advanced students, researchers and professionals working in sport and exercise science, kinesiology, sports technology, sports engineering, ergonomics, and product design.

Skiing

Author : Melissa Abramovitz
ISBN : 9781420511826
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Author Melissa Abramovitz offers a wild ride into the scientific principles of skiing. Readers are introduced to the sport by a richly detailed history. The physics of snow, skis, and skiers are then discussed. The training and lifestyle choices that are necessary for success is explained. The mental aspects, such as mustering courage and the psychology behind the sport are presented. Downhill, cross-country, jumping, freestyle are thoroughly explained. Lastly, readers learn about the injuries related to the sport.

The Science Of Navigation

Author : Mark Denny
ISBN : 9781421405117
Genre : Science
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"Denny details the evolution of navigation from the days of coastal piloting to GPS and other modern-day technologies. He explains the scientific breakthroughs in accessible, amusing terms and provides an insightful look at their effects on societies, cultures and human advancement." -- Back cover.

Gold Medal Physics

Author : John Eric Goff
ISBN : UCSD:31822036369429
Genre : Mathematics
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Nothing is quite as thrilling as watching superior athletes do the seemingly impossible and wonder, "How did they do that?" Learn the basic physics behind the athletic endeavors of the sporting events you watch.

Lights On

Author : Mark Denny
ISBN : 9781421409962
Genre : Science
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Power generation is a relatively recent concern because humans had little need for sustained power until the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Today, modern civilization is wholly dependent on the production and distribution of power. Without it, our way of life would be extinguished. In Lights On!, Mark Denny reveals the mysterious world of power generation. He takes us on a fun tour, examining the nature of energy, tracing the history of power generation, explaining the processes from production through transmission to use, and addressing questions that are currently in the headlines, such as:• Is natural gas the best alternative energy source in the near term? • Could solar power be the answer to all our problems? • Why is nuclear power such a hard sell, and are the concerns valid? Devoting individual chapters to each of the forms of power in use today—electrical, coal, oil and natural gas, hydro, nuclear, and solar—Denny explains the pros and cons of each, their availability worldwide, and which are in dwindling supply. Making clear that his approach is that of "a scientist and engineer, not a politician or businessman," Denny addresses environmental concerns by providing information to help readers understand the science and engineering of power generation so they can discuss contemporary energy issues from an informed perspective. For those who wish to delve deeper into the science, a technical appendix provides estimations for a variety of power generators. Anyone who is interested in how energy works and how it is transformed to power our lives will get a charge out of Lights On!

Facts About Sweden

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ISBN : MINN:31951001295530J
Genre : History
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Skater S Edge Sourcebook

Author : Alice Berman
ISBN : 0964302713
Genre : Reference
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The SKATER'S EDGE SOURCEBOOK is a comprehensive resource book & rink directory for the sport of ice skating. The second edition (1998) is 70% bigger than the first & includes: (1) Consumer Article: GUIDE TO FITTING SKATES, SKATE BOOTS, GUIDE TO BLADES, LACING SKATES, CHOOSING A PRO, CHOOSING A SUMMER SCHOOL & more. (2) COMPANIES - 620 companies listed by name, then cross-referenced by services provided {e.g., agents, blades, book sales, clothing, equipment, rink construction & supplies, etc; (3) RINKS - profiles of more than 1100 skating rinks in the U.S. {address, phone number of ice surfaces, whether enclosed, months open, etc.; (4) BOOKS - more than 1200 skating books dating back to 1792; (5) VIDEOS - over 190 skating videos & where to find them. Other sections include associations, boots & blades, champions, fan clubs, federations, training centers, summer skating schools & more. New chapters on adult skaters, hockey, precision & speedskating. The SKATER'S EDGE SOURCEBOOK (1998, 456pp, $39.95, ISBN 0-9643027-1-3) is published by SKATER'S EDGE, an instructional skating magazine with articles & tips by the world's top coaches & pros. The SKATER'S EDGE SOURCEBOOK is available from Koen Book Distributors, Baker & Taylor, or direct from the publisher. Contact SKATER'S EDGE, Box 500, Kensington, MD 20895. Phone/FAX: 301-946-1971, E-MAIL: [email protected] WEBSITE: www.skatersedgemag.com.

Gifts Given

Author : Doug Davis
ISBN : 9781462057320
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On August 27, 1956 in Clinton, Tennessee, twelve African American students made history when they were the first to walk through the doors of a legally desegregated high school. On that day, integration in the South formally moved from the courtroom to the classroom. Author Doug Davis was a frontline witness to history. His mother was an English teacher at the high school, and his father was a lawyer in the initial court case. Although school opened with minimal disruption, the first week ended with tanks rolling into town to keep order. Later, when the parents of the black students were reluctant to send their children to school, the author's father was one of three who escorted the students through a gauntlet of angry racists that had gathered in protest. Davis was just eight when this happened, and the memories of those tense days were the inspiration for this story. The conflict followed the family home and included the burning of a cross in their front yard. The family members were eyewitnesses to their hometown's turmoil, conflict that escalated from riots and protests, culminating in the destruction of the high school with one hundred sticks of dynamite. Th e people of this ruptured community bore the brunt of this momentous era of societal change in America. Here, childhood memories of family and community shed their light on the story.

Applied Physics Laboratory Technical Digest

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ISBN : UOM:39015024197256
Genre : Engineering
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