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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
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
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.
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.
This series examines the many ways that new technologies (such as 3-D printing and robotics) are shaping daily life and human communities. Books in this series look at what’s being done today and why, how these technologies are already changing people’s lives, and how these advances might alter the future. All books feature real-world examples, fully-documented quotes, and clear, thoughtful narrative.
Malcom and Valentine Gilbert just want to make some friends at their new high school—so why are they so drawn to the mysterious, doorless house across the street? When a time-travelling villain threatens to destroy everything they love, can they unravel his plan and save their town?
Donald J. Trump has been a disruptive force as president of the United States. From his shocking victory in the 2016 election to his aggressive and controversial policies, Trump has pleased his supporters and infuriated his opponents. This book surveys his time in office and how his presidency has affected the nation.
Smart girls aren't supposed to do stupid things. On her first day at Green River Community College, Madelyn Hawkins meets Bennett Cartwright, her biology professor. He's funny. He's interested. And he has no idea that Madelyn is only sixteen. When they're together, Madelyn feels more alive than she's ever felt before. And she knows Bennett feels the same way. She also knows that if she tells him her real age, their relationship will be over. So Madelyn makes a simple decision.She won't tell him.
Sixteen-year-old Eleanor, a shapeshifter dealing with her new body, finds herself targeted by rumors, superstition, and religion. As a dangerous predator stalks her hometown, she is forced to decide if she should cling to hope, or follow her instincts and run.