Author: David Gordon Wilson, Jim Papadopoulos, Frank Rowland Whitt
Publisher: MIT Press
A new, updated edition of a popular book on the history, science, and engineering of bicycles. The bicycle is almost unique among human-powered machines in that it uses human muscles in a near-optimum way. This new edition of the bible of bicycle builders and bicyclists provides just about everything you could want to know about the history of bicycles, how human beings propel them, what makes them go faster, and what keeps them from going even faster. The scientific and engineering information is of interest not only to designers and builders of bicycles and other human-powered vehicles but also to competitive cyclists, bicycle commuters, and recreational cyclists. The third edition begins with a brief history of bicycles and bicycling that demolishes many widespread myths. This edition includes information on recent experiments and achievements in human-powered transportation, including the "ultimate human- powered vehicle," in which a supine rider in a streamlined enclosure steers by looking at a television screen connected to a small camera in the nose, reaching speeds of around 80 miles per hour. It contains completely new chapters on aerodynamics, unusual human-powered machines for use on land and in water and air, human physiology, and the future of bicycling. This edition also provides updated information on rolling drag, transmission of power from rider to wheels, braking, heat management, steering and stability, power and speed, and materials. It contains many new illustrations.
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The Death of Love
Author: Bartholomew Gill
Publisher: Harper Collins
A first-time father at fifty-one, Irish police chief Peter McGarr takes his infant daughter and feisty wife to a country resort, where he is commissioned to investigate the murder of a high-powered banker.
Diabetes and Physical Activity
Author: J.H. Goedecke, E.O. Ojuka
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Presenting current knowledge regarding the relationship between exercise and diabetes, this publication discusses in detail the physiologic, molecular and genetic mechanisms involved in this interaction. Further, the book presents valuable information on the role of exercise in the treatment and management of diabetes through the life course, including gestational diabetes, diabetes in children, and in the elderly. Notably, the role of diet in modulating the relationship between exercise and diabetes is explored, and for the first time, the importance of sedentary behavior, rather than exercise, is highlighted. The current public health guidelines for type 2 diabetes are presented, as well as practical recommendations for the management of type 1 diabetes. Finally, in each chapter areas of further investigations are emphasized. The book provides a valuable and up-to-date overview and is highly recommended to researchers, students, clinicians, including physicians, dieticians, biokineticists, physiotherapists, nurses and diabetes educators.
Author: Henri Bergson
Each book offers: The latest information on a field of interest Training and educational requirements for each career Salary statistics for different positions within each field Up-to-date professional and Internet resources
Author: Timothy Goyette
Author: Aaron Carr
Publisher: Av2 by Weigl
BMX es la abreviacin de bicicrs. En este deporte de alto vuelo, los participantes de BMX corren alrededor de caminos de tierra repletos de obstculos y baches. Descubre datos ms fascinantes en BMX, un libro de Deportes de moda. The AV2 Spanish & English eBooks collection gives emerging bilingual readers access to both a printed Spanish book and an eBook that provides both Spanish and English translations of the text. Beginning readers will find a range of K-2 titles, covering subjects from animals and sports to science and social studies.
Horse Drawn Sleighs
Author: Susan Green
Covers all types of sleighs, fully illustrated with line drawings. Descriptions given covering dimensions, materials used, trim, and painting details. Sections on sleigh construction, ironing, body design, painting and trimming.
Describes how to prepare for outdoor recreation, offering advice on clothing, shelter, food, navigation, safety, and first aid