"Nearly all snow and ice sports involve overcoming the force of friction and reducing it as much as possible. Get an edge on your competitors with this informative book, which reveals the science of sports such as skiing, snowboarding, figure skating, bobsleigh, and luge. Discover how winter athletes overcome physical forces to fly in the air, increase their speed, and spin endlessly without falling over"--
"Whether you are throwing and catching in your backyard, playing touch football, or receiving the kick-off at the Super Bowl, you are demonstrating the laws of physics. Get an edge on your competitors with this informative book, which reveals the science of the game. Discover how air resistance and friction affects how a ball travels, how torque helps make a tackle, and why kinetic energy and impact make helmets necessary"--
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"Whether it is a fun day at the beach, taking a canoe trip across a lake, or doing laps in a pool, water is a great venue for sports and leisure. Get an edge on your competitors with this interesting book, which reveals the science of water sports. Discover why high diving is possible, why the front crawl is the fastest swimming stroke, and how paddles and oars work as levers to generate forward motion"--
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In this amazing title, readers will explore the possibilities new developments in technology are opening up for making maps. Mapmakers are using satellite data to map the locations of people and objects on Earth,...