Sports play an important formative role in the lives of many middle and high school students. Science Behind Sports from Lucent Books explores the science behind key contemporary sports. Volumes present in a clear and engaging manner the scientific principles and concepts involved, the biomechanics and physiology of playing, and related health issues and medical concerns related to the sport.
"By combining science and sports, the publisher has figured out a way to engage teenagers in learning about the physical and psychological needs of each sport, about the physical science concepts involved in playing each sport and about the treatment of sports-related injuries. Recommendations: All middle school and high school libraries need this series. The science teacher could organize the science curriculum around it or use it as a resource when teaching a particular lesson."
--Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2011
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