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No matter the sport, athleticism and hard work are central to athletic performance. But there is more going on when a person runs, jumps, kicks, or throws. Physical forces and biomechanical factors help determine speed, stamina, accuracy, and more. The Science and Technology of Sports series examines the biomechanics, physics, and mathematical principles that shape athletic performance and competition. How these factors influence training and common injuries is also discussed.
Trace the history of scientific discoveries through a visual timeline of events. Each chapter explains how scientists build on the work of earlier thinkers, showcasing how smaller findings can lead up to major discoveries and scientific breakthroughs.
Science for the Future highlights some of the latest technological advances that are changing the way people interact with the world. Each book explores the discoveries the technology was based on, the challenges scientists currently face, and the breakthroughs each technology could lead to in the future.
Science Frontiers explores the phenomena that science has yet to conquer. With a look at the history of the topic, recent discoveries, and the questions that remain, these books offer a cutting-edge, comprehensive look at some of science's biggest challenges.
Mason Crest's editorial team has placed Key Icons to Look for throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are then used in the prose throughout that chapter, and are emboldened, so that the reader is able to reference back to the definitions- buil
Uncover the truth about science's most enduring myths and how they got busted. Discover how scientists proved the truth about animals, dinosaurs, the Earth, medicine, nutrition, space, technology, and weather. Twelve engaging spreads feature surprising facts, easy-to-follow information, and brilliant images to bring these busted myths to life.
The Science of Renewable Energy introduces students to several of today's most important alternative energy sources. Readers will discover the scientific concepts underlying these technologies, learn how they compare with fossil fuels, and explore the cutting-edge research that is going on in each field. The books explore what makes each renewable energy source unique and how each will fit into our diversified energy future. Each volume includes callout definitions for subject vocabulary, diagra
Welcome to the Science Squad, a citizen science organization for curious kids who love nature and science! Follow along as Squad members journal their efforts to make a difference in the world around them.
Marine biologist Brent Hughes didn't think sea otters and sea grass had much in common. But his research at Elkhorn Slough, an estuary on Monterey Bay in northern California, revealed a new and surprising connection between the two. The scientist expected this estuary to be overrun with algae due to the fertilizer runoff from surrounding fields. But it wasn't. Brett's answer: sea otters. The otters eat crabs, which prey on sea hares, a type of mollusk. Fewer crabs mean more sea hares. The sea ha
Grab a front-row seat to your favourite sports league. Season Ticket uses engaging and informative storytelling to take readers into the past, present, and future of the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB. With chapters exploring historic moments, game-changing figures, today's most exciting superstars, and other league dynamics, Season Ticket is your all access pass to sports!