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What Makes Sports Gear Safer?


Series
Engineering Keeps Us Safe

by
Kevin Kurtz

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
Lerner
Imprint
Lerner
ISBN
9781467779159
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From avalanche air bags and sneaker suspension to "smart" padding, sports engineers use "physics, chemistry, and new technologies" to design the best protective gear. Glossary. Selected bibliography. Suggestions for further reading. Index. Full-color photographs and illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

7" x 9"

Dewey

796.028/4

AR

5.3: points 1

Lexile

830L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

3

JLG Release

Nov 2015

Book Genres


Topics

Sports safety measures. Sporting goods.Technological innovations. Engineering.

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Junior Library Guild

  • An informative and engaging look at several types of technologies—some emerging, others longstanding—used in sports safety equipment.
  • Includes clear explanations of the science behind the innovations. The avalanche air bag, for example, used by skiers and snowboarders, “helps protect the athlete because of particle size segregation. If you have ever opened a can of mixed nuts, you may have noticed the biggest nuts are at the top. This is because of particle size segregation. When a bunch of different-sized objects are shaken, the biggest objects rise to the top. The air bag turns the athlete into the biggest object in the avalanche.”
  • The featured gear will intrigue readers. The “Protect Your Head” chapter, for instance, discusses cutting-edge concussion-detecting sensors and a European “air bag” bicycle helmet. And “smart” padding, used in sports such as soccer and mountain biking, is made from a fluid that behaves like both a liquid and a solid.
  • Images of athletes in action, as well as diagrams and close-ups of the equipment, show the usefulness of each invention.

Praise & Reviews

Junior Library Guild

  • An informative and engaging look at several types of technologies—some emerging, others longstanding—used in sports safety equipment.
  • Includes clear explanations of the science behind the innovations. The avalanche air bag, for example, used by skiers and snowboarders, “helps protect the athlete because of particle size segregation. If you have ever opened a can of mixed nuts, you may have noticed the biggest nuts are at the top. This is because of particle size segregation. When a bunch of different-sized objects are shaken, the biggest objects rise to the top. The air bag turns the athlete into the biggest object in the avalanche.”
  • The featured gear will intrigue readers. The “Protect Your Head” chapter, for instance, discusses cutting-edge concussion-detecting sensors and a European “air bag” bicycle helmet. And “smart” padding, used in sports such as soccer and mountain biking, is made from a fluid that behaves like both a liquid and a solid.
  • Images of athletes in action, as well as diagrams and close-ups of the equipment, show the usefulness of each invention.

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