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Football is without question one of the most popular sports in North America. The NFL’s Super Bowl is regularly America&#821...7;s most watched single game sporting event. The college bowl season — America's national championship games — are also huge national events. So what’s the appeal? And how does the sport work? All the answers can be found in How Football Works. It's an examination of the players, the plays, the legends, and the science behind this powerful sport. With an insider’s eye and a fan’s excitement, Thomas brings kids face to face with some of the most intriguing, sensational and flat-out cool aspects of football. From the way the body initiates a tackle to a behind-the-scenes look at how an NFL team prepares for its weekly game, How Football Works presents the facts, drama, and one-of-a-kind anecdotes that make football such a popular sport.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/1/2010Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Read More

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Author Keltie Thomas and illustrator Greg Hall team up to look at hockey in a new way: from the perspective of science. Their book... explores the all-important science of explosive moves (the slapshot) and maximizing a player’s chance of scoring; the science of speedy, powerful skating; the puck, stick, mask, and other equipment; the properties of ice and how skating surfaces are maintained; and the science of fitness and healing injuries. How Hockey Works includes personal stories from the inspirational (the stunning careers of Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky) to the hilarious (the puck’s origins as an India rubber ball reshaped by a frustrated rink owner). Informative sidebars, a “Rules and Regs” section, and a glossary help make any reader an expert on the game. From casual to obsessed every hockey fan can find something in How Hockey Works.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/19/2006Pages: 64Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Read More

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