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This exciting sports almanac will tell kids all they need to know about the previous year in sports (Fall '03-Summer '04). It includes major sports (basketball, baseball, football, hockey); "secondary sports" (golf, tennis, cycling, auto racing); action sports (BMX, snowboarding, in-line skating) and some Olympic sports (gymnastics, skiing, track and field).
This exciting almanac covers all major sports, from Fall 2006 through Summer 2007.
Eight-time national championship coach David Urick shows players and coaches the pathways to lacrosse success!
Originally published in 1976, James A. Michener's explosive, spectacular Sports in America is a prescient examination of the crisis in American sports that is still unfolding to this day. Pro basketball players are banned for narcotics use, while a Major League pitcher is arrested for smuggling drugs across the Mexican border. The NFL's "injury report" grows longer every Sunday. Corruption and recruiting violations plague collegiate sports as the "winning is everything" mentality trickles down to the Little League level. With his lifelong enthusiasm for sports in evidence, the incomparable Michener tackles this subject thoroughly and leaves us amazed and appalled by what we've learned, yet still loving the games we grew up on. Praise for Sports in America "A comprehensive, controversial examination of sports as a major force in American life."--Los Angeles Times "Michener's life was saved by sports twice. In return, he has issued a long, lovingly critical, prodigiously researched account of the passions and politics of America at organized play. Rich in anecdote, source material and his own shrewd commentary."--The New York Times Book Review "Like just about everything James Michener has produced, Sports in America is a thoughtful, well-written document that's thoroughly researched. . . . For anyone interested in how the ball bounces in the U.S. of A., the answers are all here."--The Wall Street Journal "Encyclopedic . . . amusing and sometimes alarming."--The Washington PostFrom the Paperback edition.
Sports Math Mania! will give you the inside scoop on all the major sports stats. It will help you sort the legends from the losers. And it will dazzle your brain with cool sports trivia and wacky facts. Without math, sports would not exist! Don't believe us? Try to describe an exciting game without using any numbers. We bet you can't do it. Why? Numbers are important sports "equipment," just like bats, balls, hoops, and hurdles.
Sports Medicine Essentials: Core Concepts in Athletic Training, Second Edition introduces students to potential careers in the Sports Medicine field, from Fitness Instructor to Athletic Trainer. This comprehensive text surveys a broad scope of knowledge related to the Sports Medicine field, encompassing fitness assessment, conditioning, emergency preparedness, injury management, therapeutic modalities, nutrition, ethical and legal considerations and much more. To help introduce students to an array of exciting careers, it features enrichment activities that include researching the cost of sports medicine supplies, demonstrate taping techniques, and the forming of a safety committee to devise a plan to minimize risk to a team, athletes or clients. This complete resource is a fantastic introduction for any program.
Acclaimed for its accuracy and comprehensive style, Sports Medicine has been a favorite in the field for years. The second edition of this book continues this tradition while reflecting the latest trends in the field. <P>Designed to provide an understanding of the injury process, this contemporary volume includes coverage on the subjects of prevention, assessment, First Aid, nutrition, treatment and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries. It provides clinicians with an invaluable reference on the anatomy, pathology, short term care, and long-term care of injuries. This book meets the requirements of the National Athletic Trainer Association.
Frank and Joe bring their detective skills to the athletic arena in this all-new Hardy Boys Secret Files mystery!It's time for Field Day at Bayport Elementary and all the kids are excited! Whatever grade wins gets a pizza party, and the person with the highest personal score also gets a special prize. But when the field equipment is sabotaged the day before the events are supposed to start, it looks like Field Day might not happen after all--unless someone can find out who is behind the mess of ruined rackets, tangled jump ropes, and flattened balloons. Can Frank and Joe crack the case and save Field Day?
As a sportswriter, Frank Bascombe makes his living studying people--men, mostly--who live entirely within themselves. This is a condition that Frank himself aspires to. But at thirty-eight, he suffers from incurable dreaminess, occasional pounding of the heart, and the not-too-distant losses of a career, a son, and a marriage. In the course of the Easter week in which Ford's moving novel transpires, Bascombe will end up losing the remnants of his familiar life, though with his spirits soaring.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Everyone loves puppies! Bouncy and cute, furry and huggable, what could be more perfect than a puppy?Speedy Spot can't understand why he's not allowed to join in the races at Matt's school Field Day. During the jump rope race no one notices a little girl in danger -- except Spot. Suddenly the pup has to run faster than ever before!
Harry Weiss--later known as Harry Houdini--is enthralled when the circus comes to his Wisconsin town. He loves all the acts, but his favorites are the tightrope and the amazing trick where a man hangs from a rope by his teeth! Harry and his brother decide to try circus tricks in a nearby barn, and although Harry's headstrong determination leads him into trouble, it also opens up a whole new world. In this evocative story, Eric A. Kimmel tells how Harry Weiss discovered his love for performing, many years before he became world famous. History Stepping Stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and today's renewed interest in nonfiction. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves!
People study plant and animal fossils to learn about plants and animals that lived long ago. Some plants and animals no longer live on Earth. We know about them because of fossils.
Reading textbook series, organized by thematic units, utilizes award-winning, unabridged trade book literature to teach reading and language arts competency to students
The text contains Music for Everyone, Musical Messages, Musical Journeys, Happy Go Lucky! A Time to Dream, A Time to Sing, One Musical Planet, Musical Discoveries, etc.
This textbook offers a wealth of songs, listening selections, movement, instrumental parts, and other activities.
From the Book jacket: joy adamson, universally known for her epic of Elsa, the Kenya lioness, and her cubs, has a new and fascinating animal story to tell. This time it is centered on Pippa, a cheetah given to her by her owners, who had raised her as a pet. Mrs. Adamson decided to restore this great and graceful cat to its natural wild heritage, in spite of the fact that no domesticated cheetah had ever consented to return to the bush. Joy Adamson first gained the friendship and trust of her charge; then, with what Julian Huxley termed her "passionate patience and understanding love," she encouraged her to enter the wild life. Eventually Pippa mated with a wild cheetah and lived in the bush. But this did not end her relationship with Joy Adamson: when the first litter was born, Pippa led her to her cubs. The life of a wild animal is harsh-but no less harsh is the life of someone dedicated to keeping in touch (over several years) with a family of wild cheetahs. Against a background of terrifying floods, an alarming bush fire, and the menace of bandits, Joy Adamson kept contact by making long daily treks, always burdened with heavy loads, through bush in which elephants might stampede at any moment, or one might inadvertently arouse the ire of lions and leopards. The record of the three years during which Joy Adamson watched over the development of Pippa and her young is as engrossing and as acutely observed as was her account of her relationship with Elsa. Elsa still looms large in the book as her human friend describes the contrast in character between the elegant, affectionate but enigmatic and elusive cheetah and the magnificent Elsa. The author's photographs of the story is complete and extraordinarily beautiful. JOY ADAMSON was born in Austria and spent nearly thirty years in Kenya. As wife of the Senior Game Warden of the Northern Frontier District of Africa, she explored some of the most inaccessible regions of that vast area. In the fifties, she undertook to make a record, both in paintings and in photographs, of the vanishing customs and costumes of Kenyan tribal life, published in The Peoples of Kenya. Since the publication of her books on the lioness Elsa and her cubs-Born Free, Living Free, and Forever Free-she has been known throughout the world as a best-selling author, dedicated to the conservation of African wild life, which she helps finance through her Elsa Fund.
Since the pioneering text by Mathur and Epstein over 35 years ago, much of the work on this subject has been extended or superseded, producing an enormous body of scattered literature. This edited volume unifies the subject, pulling material together and underpinning it with fundamental theory to produce the only complete, up-to-date reference on all major areas of spouted bed research and practice. With contributions from internationally renowned research groups, this book guides the reader through new developments, insights and models. The hydrodynamic and reactor models of spouted and spout-fluid beds are examined, as well as such topics as particle segregation, heat and mass transfer, mixing and scale-up. Later chapters focus on drying, particle-coating and energy-related applications based on spouted and spout-fluid beds. This is a valuable resource for chemical and mechanical engineers in research and industry.
Spray drying is a well-established method for transforming liquid materials into dry powder form. Widely used in the food and pharmaceutical industries, this technology produces high quality powders with low moisture content, resulting in a wide range of shelf stable food and other biologically significant products. Encapsulation technology for bioactive compounds has gained momentum in the last few decades and a series of valuable food compounds, namely flavours, carotenoids and microbial cells have been successfully encapsulated using spray drying. Spray Drying Technique for Food Ingredient Encapsulation provides an insight into the engineering aspects of the spray drying process in relation to the encapsulation of food ingredients, choice of wall materials, and an overview of the various food ingredients encapsulated using spray drying. The book also throws light upon the recent advancements in the field of encapsulation by spray drying, i.e., nanospray dryers for production of nanocapsules and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling. Addressing the basics of the technology and its applications, the book will be a reference for scientists, engineers and product developers in the industry.
The Spreading Flame: The Rise and Progress of Christianity from its First Beginnings to the Conversion of the Englishby F. F. Bruce
HowChristianity spread during its early years.
When Barack Obama told "Joe the Plumber" that he wanted to "spread the wealth around," he wasn't just using a figure of speech. Since the 2008 campaign, Stanley Kurtz has established himself as one of Barack Obama's most effective and well-informed critics. He was the first to expose the extent of Obama's ties to radicals such as Bill Ayers and ACORN. Now Kurtz reveals new evidence that the administration's talk about helping the middle class is essentially a smoke screen. Behind the scenes, plans are under way for a serious push toward wealth redistribution, with the suburban middle class--not the so-called one percent--bearing the brunt of it. Why haven't we heard more about policies that will lead to redistribution? In part, of course, because controversies over Obamacare, unemployment, and the exploding budget deficit have taken the media spotlight. But the main reason, according to Kurtz, is that Obama doesn't want to tip his hand about his second term. He knows that his plans will alienate the moderate swing voters who hold the key to his reelection. Drawing on previously overlooked sources, Kurtz cuts through that smoke screen to reveal what's really going on. Radicals from outside the administration--including key Obama allies from his early community organizing days--have been quietly influencing policy, in areas ranging from education to stimulus spending. Their goal: to increase the influence of America's cities over their suburban neighbors so that eventually suburban independence will vanish. In the eyes of Obama's former mentors--followers of leftist radical Saul Alinsky--suburbs are breeding grounds for bigotry and greed. The classic American dream of a suburban house and high quality, locally controlled schools strikes them as selfishness, a waste of resources that should be redirected to the urban poor. The regulatory groundwork laid so far is just a prelude to what's to come: substantial redistribution of tax dollars. Over time, cities would effectively swallow up their surrounding municipalities, with merged school districts and forced redistribution of public spending killing the appeal of the suburbs. The result would be a profound transformation of American society. Kurtz shows the unbroken line of continuity from Obama's community organizing roots to his presidency. And he reveals why his plan to undermine the suburbs means so much to him personally. Kurtz's revelations are sure to be hotly disputed. But they are essential to helping voters make an informed choice about whether to reward the president with a second term.
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