Skiing, 1st Edition

  • Melissa Abramovitz
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420511823
  • ISBN-13: 9781420511826
  • DDC: 796.93
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 120 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released July 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This new title in the Science Behind Sports Series provides an in-depth look at the scientific principles behind the sport of skiing. A brief history of the sport is offered followed by chapters that cover the scientific concepts behind downhill skiing, how skis and poles work, how different surfaces and types of snow affect the sport, training and conditioning, and the psychological aspects of the game. Includes graphics to help explain the scientific principles being discussed and a list of sources for further research.

Features and Benefits

  • Each volume in the series focuses on one sport and opens with a brief look at the featured sport's origins, history and changes to rules, equipment, or techniques.
  • Subsequent chapters cover the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries.
  • The full-color text is augmented by fact boxes, sidebars, photos, and detailed diagrams, charts and graphs.
  • In addition, a subject-specific glossary, bibliography and index provide further tools for researching the sports and concepts discussed throughout the volume.