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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.
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
It's 1967, and Kitty Granger is about to accidentally become a spy. A working-class girl from London's East End who today would be recognized as on the autism spectrum, she's spent sixteen years hiding her peculiarities from the world. But after her hyper-awareness helps her survive a chance encounter with a Russian spy ring, two British secret agents offer her a job. Kitty's first mission draws her into a fascist conspiracy led by a prominent politician-who’s also an unreformed Nazi sympathizer
In a mission to preserve the memory of his deceased father, 12-year-old Maxion Belmont, aboard the space station Azura, discovers the secrets of the most elusive creatures in the galaxy: star whales.
War is coming and it can't be stopped. For Raim, the threat of battle means he must master the powers he and his spirit-companion Draikh possess, seek out the maker of the oath that caused his exile, and rescue Wadi, the girl he loves, from his former best friend Khareh, the tyrannical new Khan who's holding her prisoner. For Wadi, it means choosing sides in a way she never dreamed. The more she learns about the upcoming power struggle in Darhan, the more her opposition to Khareh softens. If the
Batavia, Dutch East Indies, 1942. Emmy has the voice of an angel but hasnÎt sung a note since a family tragedy. With war looming, her father plans to ship her off to a singing school in England for safety. But all Emmy wants to do is stay in Batavia with her best friend, Bakti, even if it means putting up with her snooty classmate, Violet. Then the Japanese army invadesÑand as war erupts in the Dutch East Indies, EmmyÎs world falls apart. When her own actions sabotage her chance to evacuate the
A record-high number of hate groups are operating within the United States today. Fuelled by fears of immigration and the nation's shifting demographics, these groups vilify others based on race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The Spread of Hate and Extremism examines white supremacism and other ideologies that motivate these groups. It also explores why hate groups and extremists pose a clear danger to democracy.
Some parents want their children to turn out just like them. Only a few secretly turn their kids into elite special operatives. Josie Black can infiltrate any building, speak a dozen languages, and fight like a martial arts master. But no one told her that. After J.B. detects gaps in her memory, her mom reveals the truth: she works for a covert agency, and she's given J.B. the skills of a super spy. After J.B. freaks out, runs off, and tries to escape the weird world of espionage, she'll have to
After a 17-year-old agrees to be a stand-in Homecoming date for a friend's geeky but wealthy cousin, he realizes becoming a (completely platonic) rent-a-date for the socially awkward could help him earn college money.
The US suicide rate increased 33 percent from 1999 through 2017, and it is now the second-leading cause of death among those aged ten to thirty-four. This book explores the many causes of the epidemic and looks at the human toll it is taking on the roughly 1.5 million people who lose a close friend or family member to suicide each year.